Slipstream Theatre Initiative to Present HEDDA GABLER This WinterSlipstream Theatre Initiative to Present HEDDA GABLER This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

As a cold winter sets in, Slipstream Theatre Initiative adds to the chill with a haunting new take on Henrik Ibsen's social masterpiece, Hedda Gabler. (more...)

SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN to Launch 2016 Tour in Los Angeles Next MonthSHARON TATE IN HEAVEN to Launch 2016 Tour in Los Angeles Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the first dates of the 2016 tour of SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN, beginning in Los Angeles for a return engagement, and with additional tour dates to follow in Florida, New York City and Long Island, NY, coinciding with the worldwide release of a film for new media version. It will play on the West Coast on February 5th and 6th for two shows only at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute on the the James Dean Soundstage, an 'environmental' TV studio setting. (more...)

Full Cast, Creative Teams for Jackalope's ROLLING and PROWESS SetFull Cast, Creative Teams for Jackalope's ROLLING and PROWESS Set
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Jackalope's 8th season continues with the world premieres of Rolling, written by Calamity West, directed by Nate Silver, and Prowess, written by Ike Holter, directed by Marti Lyons, with the full casts and production teams announced below. (more...)

LAZARUS Music Director Henry Hey On Creating New Sounds For Familiar David Bowie SongsLAZARUS Music Director Henry Hey On Creating New Sounds For Familiar David Bowie Songs
by Michael Dale - Jan 6, 2016

Fans come in knowing most of the songs, but they need to be re-arranged for a new dramatic context. (more...)

Theatre Artists Studio to Present GRAND CONCOURSETheatre Artists Studio to Present GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

With keen humor and startling compassion, this fascinating play written by Heidi Schreck, a writer and actress, known for Nurse Jackie, Hedda Gabler and Perfidy, navigates the mystery of faith, the limits of forgiveness, and the pursuit of something resembling joy. (more...)


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City Lights Theater Company to Stage New Work by NEW GIRL WriterCity Lights Theater Company to Stage New Work by NEW GIRL Writer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

When you're stuck in a rut, it's time to do something. Anything. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 29, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 29, 2016
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Sian Thomas to Replace Francesca Annis as 'Mrs. Fox' in Donmar's WELCOME HOME, CAPTAIN FOX!Sian Thomas to Replace Francesca Annis as 'Mrs. Fox' in Donmar's WELCOME HOME, CAPTAIN FOX!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Sian Thomas will be taking on the role of Mrs Fox in the Donmar's production of Welcome Home, Captain Fox! replacing Francesca Annis who regrettably has had to withdraw from the production for personal reasons. (more...)

Canadian Stage's Upcoming Season Criticized For Lack Of DiversityCanadian Stage's Upcoming Season Criticized For Lack Of Diversity
by Michael Dale - Jan 27, 2016

Artistic director Matthew Jocelyn defends the company's history of inclusion. (more...)

Breaking News: Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh Will Make Broadway Debuts Later This Year in THE PRESENTBreaking News: Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh Will Make Broadway Debuts Later This Year in THE PRESENT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Following a sold-out, critically acclaimed engagement in Sydney, Australia last August, THE PRESENT, Andrew Upton's new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's first play, Platonov, will be presented on Broadway for a limited engagement in the early Winter of 2016.  (more...)

Norm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and MoreNorm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Norm Lewis, the Tony Award-nominated Broadway star of The Phantom of the Opera, Porgy & Bess and more, has been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

HANGMEN Recoups in Under Six WeeksHANGMEN Recoups in Under Six Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Producers Robert Fox, Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions and Royal Court Theatre Productions have revealed that Matthew Dunster's production of Martin McDonagh's Hangmen has recouped in under six weeks. The news comes as the production is announced the winner of the Critic's Circle 'Best New Play' and 'Best Design' Awards today. Following a sell out run at the Royal Court Theatre, Matthew Dunster's production of Martin McDonagh'sHangmen transferred to the West End for a strictly limited season in December and must end on 5 March. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 26, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 26, 2016
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 1/25/16Nashville Theater Calendar 1/25/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 25, 2016

Thus, we are happy to present one of our most popular features: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2016 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Cate Blanchett Sing 'Dream A Little Dream of Me'VIDEO: Watch Cate Blanchett Sing 'Dream A Little Dream of Me'
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Oscar Cate Blanchett nominee shares a sample of the song she sings to her baby daughter on 'Popcorn with Peter Travers'. (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE: Molly Breen and Jessica TheissTHE FRIDAY FIVE: Molly Breen and Jessica Theiss
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 22, 2016

Today, our Friday Five spotlight is focused on Molly Breen and Jessica Theiss who last night celebrated, along with the rest of their cast and crew, opening night of White Orchard Theatre's Feels Colder Than Love, conceived by – and directed by and designed by, with video production overseen by – Irina Sundukova, playing the Black Box Theatre at Ensworth High School, in Nashville, through January 29. (more...)

'David Bowie Day' Declared in New York City by Mayor de Blasio'David Bowie Day' Declared in New York City by Mayor de Blasio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio officially declared yesterday, January 20th as David Bowie Day in the Big Apple. (more...)

FEELS COLDER THAN LOVE Opens TonightFEELS COLDER THAN LOVE Opens Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 21, 2016

Threatening weather forecasts of freezing rain, snow and otherwise wintry conditions notwithstanding, Nashville's White Orchard Theatre tonight debuts Feels Colder Than Love, premiering Thursday, January 21, at the Ensworth School Auditorium Black Box Theater, running through January 29. (more...)

David Bowie's LAZARUS Takes Final Bow Off-Broadway TonightDavid Bowie's LAZARUS Takes Final Bow Off-Broadway Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW)'s presentation of LAZARUS by the late David Bowie and Enda Walsh (Once, Tony Award), inspired by the novel The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis, and directed by Ivo van Hove (Hedda Gabler, More Stately Mansions, Obie Awards), plays its final performance off-Broadway tonight, January 20, 2016. (more...)

Full Cast Set for NYTW's RED SPEEDOFull Cast Set for NYTW's RED SPEEDO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) is proud to announce casting for RED SPEEDO, written by Lucas Hnath (The Christians) and directed by NYTW Usual Suspect Lileana Blain-Cruz (Hollow Gates). RED SPEEDO begins previews on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, and officially opens Thursday, March 3, 2016 for a limited run through Sunday, March 27, 2016. Single tickets to RED SPEEDO are now on sale. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak to Helm Kaliswa Brewster and Chris Ghaffari in ROMEO & JULIET at Hartford StageDarko Tresnjak to Helm Kaliswa Brewster and Chris Ghaffari in ROMEO & JULIET at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Hartford Stage presents William Shakespeare's most popular play, ROMEO & JULIET, directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, who previously helmed the critically acclaimed productions of HAMLET, MACBETH, TWELFTH NIGHT and THE TEMPEST. The tragic romance will play from February 11 through March 20 only. (more...)

LAZARUS' Michael C. Hall Says Bowie's Death Felt Like An 'Internal Fist Clench'.LAZARUS' Michael C. Hall Says Bowie's Death Felt Like An 'Internal Fist Clench'.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Michael C. Hall, currently portraying the role David Bowie took on in 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' in the off-Broadway original musical Lazarus, shares his thoughts and sadness over the rock legend's recent passing. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: David Bowie Fans Leave Tributes as LAZARUS Plays Final PerformancesPHOTO FLASH: David Bowie Fans Leave Tributes as LAZARUS Plays Final Performances
by Michael Dale - Jan 15, 2016

As the new musical plays out its final performances amidst rumors of a Broadway transfer, fans leave flowers, candles and cards. (more...)

Could David Bowie's LAZARUS Be Heading to Broadway?Could David Bowie's LAZARUS Be Heading to Broadway?
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Since the passing of LAZARUS creator David Bowie on Sunday, ticket prices for the new off-Broadway musical have skyrocketed. (more...)

Tickets to Writers Theatre's ARCADIA Now on SaleTickets to Writers Theatre's ARCADIA Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents the first production in the Theatre's new home, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Michael Halberstam. The show runs March 16 - April 24, 2016 at the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre in Writer Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

World Premiere of ONDINE Set for Cutting Ball TheaterWorld Premiere of ONDINE Set for Cutting Ball Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Cutting Ball Theater continues its 17th season with the World Premiere of ONDINE by Katharine Sherman. Cutting Ball founding Artistic Director Rob Melrose helms this beautifully tragic dream, featuring Molly Benson, Marilet Martinez, Danielle O'Hare, Kenny Toll, and Jessica Waldman. ONDINE plays February 5 through March 6 (press opening: February 11) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. For tickets ($10-50) and more information, the public may visit cuttingball.com or call      415-525-1205. (more...)

Cast Album Falling to Earth for David Bowie's Musical LAZARUS, Starring Michael C. HallCast Album Falling to Earth for David Bowie's Musical LAZARUS, Starring Michael C. Hall
by Jessica Khan - Jan 11, 2016

David Bowie's legacy lives on. Today, January 11, just one day after the 69-year-old Lazarus composer and legendary singer passed away, the cast of his new musical gathered at a recording studio in Manhattan to lay down the show's cast album. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with LULLABY's Annie EnnekingBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with LULLABY's Annie Enneking
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jan 11, 2016

Annie Enneking is an actor, singer and fight choreographer who plays Thea in new work, LULLABY, the world premiere in Theater Latte Da's new work initiative, NEXT 20/20. She tells a little about her part in this show and her future plans in this 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

Christopher Shinn to Discuss, Sign Works at Drama Book Shop, 2/19Christopher Shinn to Discuss, Sign Works at Drama Book Shop, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

The Tony Award-winning Drama Book Shop will welcome playwright Christopher Shinn to the legendary store for a discussion and signing of his work on Friday, February 19th at 5:00pm. (more...)

LaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert LineupLaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) have been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

Building the Snowman! Meet Broadway's FROZEN Creative TeamBuilding the Snowman! Meet Broadway's FROZEN Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

As BroadwayWorld just reported, it's official -- FROZEN, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, is slated to join Disney hits ALADDIN and THE LION KING on Broadway at a theatre to be announced in spring 2018. Below, get ready for the blizzard with an in-depth look at the musical's creative team! (more...)

Official: FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Booking Into OctoberOfficial: FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Booking Into October
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand, the critically acclaimed production of Funny Girl, which is fast selling out its run, extends booking for a further 4 weeks until 8 October 2016. Tickets for the extension of Michael Mayer's "exhilarating embrace of a production - Independent" starring Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress and "phenomenal talent - Independent" Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice go on sale from 10am on 8 February. (more...)

Route 66 Theatre Co.'s NO WAKE to Transfer to Los AngelesRoute 66 Theatre Co.'s NO WAKE to Transfer to Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Route 66 Theatre Company, in association with the LA-based VS. Theatre Company, is pleased to announce the transfer of its hit Chicago production NO WAKE to Los Angeles. Written by William Donnelly and directed by Kimberly Senior, NO WAKE's West Coast premiere will play February 25 - March 19, 2016 at VS. Theatre Company, 5453 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. The press opening is Saturday, February 27 at 8 pm. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre to Present PAINTING CHURCHESMad Cow Theatre to Present PAINTING CHURCHES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Mad Cow Theatre is delighted to announce the cast and creative team for the delicate comic drama Painting Churches, opening Feb. 19, 2016 in the Zehngebot-Stonerock Theatre as the fifth production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 19. Painting Churches, by the award-winning playwright Tina Howe (Coastal Disturbances, Pride's Crossing), replaces Outside Mullingar in the 2015-2016 season. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Through October at the SavoyFUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Through October at the Savoy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

FUNNY GIRL, starring Sheridan Smith, is now running Menier Chocolate Factory through March 5 before transferring to the West End's Savoy Theatre from April 9. According to the Daily Mail, the smash hit production, marking the musical's 50th anniversary year and helmed by Michael Mayer, has just extended its run at the Savoy by four weeks through October 8, 2016. (more...)

National Theatre Announces 2016 Productions - Andrew Garfield Stars in ANGELS IN AMERICA, James McArdle in YOUNG CHEKHOV, WAR HORSE Tour and More!National Theatre Announces 2016 Productions - Andrew Garfield Stars in ANGELS IN AMERICA, James McArdle in YOUNG CHEKHOV, WAR HORSE Tour and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

New work by Lee Hall, David Hare, Bryony Kimmings, Lucy Kirkwood, Nina Raine, Gillian Slovo and Alexander Zeldin, and contemporary revivals of two of the NT's most celebrated 20th century premieres - Amadeus and Angels in America - are among the forthcoming productions at the National Theatre announced today by Rufus Norris. (more...)


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BWW's On This Day - February 2, 2016BWW's On This Day - February 2, 2016
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell to Those We Lost in 2015Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell to Those We Lost in 2015
by Walter McBride - Dec 31, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld sends a fond farewell to those who passed away in 2015. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/28/2015 - GOTTA DANCE Opens in Chicago!WAKE UP with BWW 12/28/2015 - GOTTA DANCE Opens in Chicago!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 28, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: GOTTA DANCE opens in the Windy City and Linda Lavin returns to Broadway! (more...)

Photo: First Look - Benedict Cumberbatch Stars as Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGEPhoto: First Look - Benedict Cumberbatch Stars as Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE
by TV News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

The cover of the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly shares an exclusive first look at Benedict Cumberbatch as the title character in Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE. (more...)

Bowie & Walsh's Off-Broadway Hit LAZARUS Switches to Digital LotteryBowie & Walsh's Off-Broadway Hit LAZARUS Switches to Digital Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) and TodayTix, the theater ticket app, announced today a CheapTix mobile lottery for Lazarus by David Bowie and Enda Walsh (Once, Tony Award), BroadwayWorld has learned. To increase access to tickets, this TodayTix program will replace the previously announced in-person lottery and will offer $25 tickets to the fastest selling show in NYTW history. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Tony Winner Patricia ElliottPhoto Flash: Remembering Tony Winner Patricia Elliott
by Walter McBride - Dec 22, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Patricia Elliott, who won a Tony Award for her Broadway debut in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, has passed away. Her niece, Sally Fay, said Elliott died of cancer on Sunday, December 20 at her home in Manhattan. She was 77. (more...)

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Tony Winner Patricia Elliott Dies at 77A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Tony Winner Patricia Elliott Dies at 77
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Patricia Elliott, who won a Tony Award for her Broadway debut in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, has passed away. (more...)

Elephant Run District's hERD Pocast Series to Kick Off 1/14 with TURING TEST at the TankElephant Run District's hERD Pocast Series to Kick Off 1/14 with TURING TEST at the Tank
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Elephant Run District debuts The hERD Podcast, a curated platform for audiences to experience work by playwrights and artists performed live in New York City and then streamed around the globe on the internet, at the Tank on Jan. 14, 2016 at 9:30 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: Michael C. Hall & Cast of LAZARUS Perform on 'Late Show'VIDEO: Michael C. Hall & Cast of LAZARUS Perform on 'Late Show'
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

On last night's LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, Michael C. Hall and the cast of LAZARUS performed the title track from David Bowie's new musical, which is also the singer's new single from his album, 'Blackstar'. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Stage World Premiere of LITTLE ERIKAurora Theatre Company to Stage World Premiere of LITTLE ERIK
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 24th season with the World Premiere of LITTLE ERIK. Written and directed by award-winning Bay Area auteur Mark Jackson (The Letters, The Arsonists, Salomania), LITTLE ERIK features Marilee Talkington, Joe Estlack, Wilma Bonet, Greg Ayers, Mariah Castle, and Jack Wittmayer. LITTLE ERIK plays January 29 through February 28 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Adam Pascal, Eden Espinosa, Telly Leung & Jarrod Spector Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert LineupAdam Pascal, Eden Espinosa, Telly Leung & Jarrod Spector Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY - an evening of Broadway, R&B, Gospel, and Pop classics featuring Broadway's brightest lights and an ensemble of uplifting voices - has added special guest stars Adam Pascal, Eden Espinosa, Telly Leung and Jarrod Spector. The concert takes place at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on February 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Doors at 6:00 PM). Michael McElroy and The Broadway Inspirational Voices will be joined by previously-announced performers Billy Porter, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Joshua Henry and Marcus Paul James. The music will be performed with the signature soul and innovative musical arrangements of the Grammy-nominated Broadway Inspirational Voices. This event will help benefit the BIV Outreach Program. Tickets begin at $30, and can be purchased by visiting http://www.bbkingblues.com. (more...)

VIDEO: David Bowie Shares First Listen to New Single 'LAZARUS'VIDEO: David Bowie Shares First Listen to New Single 'LAZARUS'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

David Bowie has shared a first listen to 'Lazarus,' the second single off his upcoming album Blackstar. The song will debut in full this Thursday, December 17th on the BBC and NPR. (more...)

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