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Immersive Mystery 'THE COOPING THEORY' Triples Playing Schedule in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

To accommodate increasing demand, 'The Cooping Theory: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe?' will triple its performance schedule beginning June 7. (more...)

Lizzy Watts to Lead National Theatre Tour of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The National Theatre has today announced that Lizzy Watts will take the title role of Hedda Gabler which, following a sold-out run at the National Theatre earlier this year, begins a UK tour on 2 October.  Beginning at Theatre Royal Plymouth, the tour will journey across the UK to Edinburgh, Leicester, Salford, Norwich, Hull, Aberdeen, Northampton, Glasgow, Wolverhampton, Woking, Nottingham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, York and Milton Keynes. (more...)

WINTER by Julie Jensen World Premiere Opens 7/15
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

A searing, compassionate, and often very funny examination of the end of life-and the unconventional path one woman takes to get there, WINTER opens with a press night on Saturday July 15, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Previews July 13 &14), and runs through August 13 at the historic Berkeley City Club. Nationally acclaimed playwright Julie Jensen explores one of the most controversial topics in America. (more...)

Chris Harcum's MARTIN DENTON, MARTIN DENTON to Premiere at The Kraine Theater 7/6-7/23
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Elephant Run District will present the World Premiere of Chris Harcum's Martin Denton, Martin Denton, directed by Aimee Todoroff, July 6-23 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) with performances Thursday through Saturday at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets ($25/$20 students & seniors) may be purchased in advance at www.horseTRADE.info. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.  (more...)

THE REAL THING, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and More Set for Rose Theatre Kingston's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its autumn 2017 and spring 2018 season. (more...)

Hang A Tale Announces SPRING READING SERIES
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

New York City-based theater company, Hang A Tale, announces its Spring Reading Series, featuring Michael Shannonand Marsha Stephanie Blake. (more...)

Stage Raw Announces Award Winners For Its Third Annual Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Professional Los Angeles intimate theater companies and their friends sold out Los Angeles Theatre Center to support the third-ever STAGE RAW THEATRE AWARDS. (more...)

THE NINA VARIATIONS to Make NYC Premiere at T. Schreiber Studios
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Bridge Production Group is thrilled to bring Steven Dietz's The Nina Variations to New York City for nine performances at the T. Schreiber Studios beginning this Friday, May 19th! (more...)

New Adaptation of MISS JULIE to Debut at Access Theater This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Strindberg's divisive and controversial play, Miss Julie, will premiere in a new adaptation this May at Access Theater in TriBeCa. (more...)

Carolyn McBurney Talks When Love is at its Best, It's UNEXPECTED
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Carolyn McBurney has worked with John Perovich as a director and a student and has been active with Brelby Theatre Company for several years, directing and co-writing After Hours at Rosie's Pub with the women of Brelby. (more...)

Photo Flash: HARVEY Hops His Way to the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, concludes the 2016-2017 Season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Harvey by Mary Chase, directed by Devon De Mayo. Harvey runs May 11 - June 11, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Natalie Dormer and David Oakes Star In VENUS IN FUR at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

TRH Productions will present Natalie Dormer and David Oakes in the West End premiere of David Ives' hit Broadway play Venus in Fur this autumn for a strictly limited nine week engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. This critically-acclaimed two-hander will run from 6 October to 9 December with opening night for press on 17 October. (more...)

Immersive Edgar Allan Poe Ghost Story 'THE COOPING THEORY' Plays Brooklyn Speakeasy
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Poseidon Theatre Company, led by director Aaron Salazar, is currently mounting an immersive ghost story as an all-evening experience in a Brooklyn cellar speakeasy. The show, 'The Cooping Theory: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe?' by Nate Suggs and Samantha Lacey, takes stage every Wednesday in the reconstructed former speakeasy underneath St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club, 345 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (between Havemeyer and Marcy).  (more...)

Diversionary Theatre to Channel the '80s with DECADES OF DIVERSIONARY Event
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Celebrate the decade that birthed the third oldest LGBT theatre in the country and the resilience of our community. The event features a special concert performance of highlights from the Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: How Does Mary Beth Peil Feel Returning to the Tony Awards 32 Years Later? Find Out!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2017

After a career in opera, Mary Beth Peil made her Broadway debut in 1985's THE KING AND I, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. Now, 32 years later, she's back on the ballot, earning herself a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performances as the dazzling Dowager Empress in Anastasia. Below, watch as she explains the promises she made to herself 32 years ago, and how surreal this moment is for her! (more...)

Jen Danby's CALIFORNIA GIRL: BEING MICHELLE PFEIFFER and FARRAH Coming to NYC This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce a two-dates-only double feature performance on Saturday, July 8th and Saturday, July 15th of CALIFORNIA GIRL: BEING MICHELLE PFEIFFER and of FARRAH about '70s superstar Farrah Fawcett. (more...)

OCPA Presents DIRECTING HEDDA at The Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Orange County Playwrights Alliance (OCPA) partners with Anaheim's Chance Theater on June 24 for a staged reading of Lynn Wells Nelson's comedy Directing Hedda. (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Announces BODIES Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Lorna Brown, Brian Ferguson, Philip Goldacre, Salma Hoque, Justine Mitchell and Hannah Rae have been cast in Vivienne Franzmann's Bodies directed by Jude Christian. (more...)

Lizzy Watts to Play Title Role in National Theatre's HEDDA GABLER in Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The National Theatre has announced that Lizzy Watts will take the title role of Hedda Gabler which, following a sold-out run at the National Theatre earlier this year, arrives at Theatre Royal, Glasgow in January next year. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee Mary Beth Peil on Living the Dowager Dream in ANASTASIA
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 3, 2017

Beloved stage and screen star Mary Beth Peil has picked up her second Tony nomination for her work in as the Dowager Empress in Anastasia. This time around she feels deserving of the honor, and she tells Richard Ridge why in the full interview below! (more...)

James Graham's Political Drama THIS HOUSE to Tour the UK in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

James Graham's critically acclaimed and prescient political drama THIS HOUSE which played to sold-out houses at the National Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre and in the West End will begin its first ever national tour at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Canadian Debut of 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the National Theatre's Olivier and Tony Award-winning production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon's best-selling book, and directed by Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott (WAR HORSE, CURIOUS INCIDENT). (more...)

FUNNY GIRL Returns To Manchester Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Funny Girl, which enjoyed critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, returns to Manchester Palace Theatre in August to complete its national tour. Playing opposite Sheridan Smith is Darius Campbell as Nick Arnstein. (more...)

Daniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! (more...)

Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 23rd, 2017 - Powerhouse in Poughkeepsie and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 23, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: Vassar & New York Stage and Film kicks off its star-studded 2017 Powerhouse season! (more...)

Recent Cutbacks to Return to The PIT with Double Feature Fridays
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The PIT (Stephen Stout, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the return of acclaimed company Recent Cutbacks with their hit film parodies Hold On To Your Butts and Fly, You Fools! for three Double Feature Fridays, starting June 23, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Check out Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, and More in National Theatre Live's ANGELS IN AMERICA Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The first footage of Angels in America - hailed by critics as one of the theatre shows of the year - has been released ahead of its broadcast in cinemas next month as part of National Theatre Live. Part 1 will be in cinemas on Thursday 20th July and Part 2 on Thursday 27th July. Check out photos from the broadcast below! (more...)

Backstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state. (more...)

Calvin Demba, Sam Frenchum and Sinéad Matthews Star in the 50th Anniversary Production of LOOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Rising British stars Calvin Demba (Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award nominee, The Red Lion,  National Theatre), Sam Frenchum (Private Peaceful, Grantchester) and award-winning Sinead Matthews (Mrs Elvsted in Ivo van Hove's Hedda Gabler, National Theatre), are to star in the 50th anniversary production of Joe Orton's darkly comic masterpiece, LOOT. (more...)

National Theatre Announces June 2017-January 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

National Theatre has announced today the new season for June 2017 - January 2018. Take a look at the shows coming to the theatre! (more...)

Romy Nordlinger's PLACES to Make World Premiere at 59E59 Before Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Yonder Window Theatre Company and Parity Productions have announced that writer/performer Romy Nordlinger's Places is among the selected performances for this year's East to Edinburgh at 59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director). Places will play 6 performances in July before traveling to Edinburgh, Scotland for the 2017 Fringe Festival where it will have 25 performances over the month of August (4th - 27th).   (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience presents Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family. Measure for Measure is the first time Godwin is directing Shakespeare with an American company. The production runs this weekend, June 17, through July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Michael Cerveris to Kick off Broadway @ The Art House Series This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, kicks off the seventh consecutive season of his smash hit Broadway @ The Art House concert series with two-time Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris for two shows only on July 1 and 2, with series host Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast FOLLIES this November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Classic Stephen Sondheim musical Follies will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and internationally on Thursday November 16th as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

Claire DeLiso Named Inaugural Burry Fredrik Design Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The Burry Fredrik Foundation has announced a new commitment to launching the careers of graduates from the Yale School of Drama Design Departments with the establishment of the Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship. Set designer Claire DeLiso, who received her MFA this past spring, is the first recipient. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Enters Final Week at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) acclaimed staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family, will close as scheduled next week, on July 16. Just 15 New York performances remain of the production. (more...)

Paula Vogel's THE MINEOLA TWINS to Open This September at Cutting Ball
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Cutting Ball Theater kicks off its 2017-18 Season with THE MINEOLA TWINS, Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel's razor sharp and prescient satire about the women's movement and the rise of conservatism. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch's HAMLET Returns to Cinemas this October with National Theatre Live
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Benedict Cumberbatch plays the title role in Shakespeare's Hamlet, which returns to cinemas around the UK on Thursday 5th October as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

BWW Features: Going PLACES with Nazimova and Parity Productions
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Jul 20, 2017

The most famous actress you've never heard of. (more...)

Final Casting Announced for the 50th Anniversary Production of Joe Orton's LOOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Final casting is announced today for the 50th anniversary production of Joe Orton's darkly comic masterpiece, LOOT. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Tour Of National Theatre's HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The National Theatre today announced full casting for the UK tour of Ibsen's masterpiece Hedda Gabler.  (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for HAMLET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

Broadway's Rachel York & Tom Wopat Star in 42ND STREET at Reagle
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Broadway stars Rachel York and Tom Wopat will turn up the heat at Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston, starring in 42nd Street from August 3-13, 2017!   (more...)

VIDEO: Bryan Cranston Broadcasts Trailer for Ivo van Hove-Helmed NETWORK at the National
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

NETWORK depicts a dystopian media landscape where opinion trumps fact. Hilarious and horrifying by turns, the iconic film by Paddy Chayefsky won four Academy Awards in 1976. Now, Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour) and director Ivo Van Hove (Hedda Gabler) bring his masterwork to the stage for the first time, with Bryan Cranston (All the Way, for which he won the Tony for Best Actor, Breaking Bad and Trumbo for which he was nominated for an Oscar) in the role of Howard Beale. Watch a trailer for the production below! (more...)

Summer Variety Show TOMFOOLERY to Hit North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to announce a revue featuring four actors, a piano and 28 of Lehrer's satirical songs, written in the 1950s and 1960s and known for their 'witty naughtiness'. (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre presents SUMMER STARLIGHT An Evening to Remember with Michael Cerveris
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Cape Rep Theatre presents Summer Starlight, an evening to remember, Sunday, August 6, with guest of honor, Tony Award winning theatre, film and television actor, Michael Cerveris. Tickets for this gala celebration benefiting Cape Rep Theatre include an outdoor party with hors d'oeuvres and live jazz, a performance and audience discussion with Mr. Cerveris in the Indoor Theater emceed by filmmaker Amber Edwards, and a champagne and dessert finale with Michael Cerveris under the stars.  Sunday, August 6, 6 PM. Ticket prices are $100 - $130 and are available at CapeRep.org or at the Box Office, 508-896-1888. (more...)

Women in Theater News for Summer 2017
by Lauren Yarger - Jul 12, 2017

Connecticut and the O'Neill Theater Center in the Spotlight of This Summer's News for Women in Theater (more...)

Photo Flash: THE RAINMAKER, An American Classic, Opens at Gloucester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with N. Richard Nash's moving American classic The Rainmaker from July 14 through August 5 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Set in the time of a paralyzing drought in Depression-era America, The Rainmaker tells the story of a pivotal hot summer day in the life of spinsterish Lizzie Curry, whose father and two brothers are worried as much about her marriage prospects as they are about their dying cattle. Enter Starbuck, the consummate con man, who promises to solve all their problems, for a fee. Directed by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh, The Rainmaker cast features Brian Homer as Starbuck; Jessica Bates as Lizzie Curry; David DeBeck as H.C. Curry, the patriarch of the Curry family; Joe Short and Sean McCoy as the Curry brothers; Dave Rich as File and longtime Gordon College Professor of Theater Arts Norm Jones as Sheriff Thomas. N. Richard Nash's most celebrated play, The Rainmaker, appeared in all three mediums; on Broadway in 1954, as a motion picture starring Katharine Hepburn in 1956, and as a television production in 1982. A musical version of The Rainmaker, entitled 110 Degrees in the Shade, debuted on Broadway in 1963. (more...)

Michael Cerveris to Perform at Freddy's Bar Doggy Fashion Show After-Party
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Longtime dog lover/owner and two-time Tony Award-winning actor Michael Cerveris (Fun Home, Assassins) will perform with his band at the After-Party for Freddy's Bar 4th Annual Doggy Fashion Show on July 15. The musical festivities begin in the street at 7pm, following the parade of costumed canines competing for prizes and a good cause.  (more...)

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