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Box Office Opens This Weekend for Broadway's THE PRESENT with Cate Blanchett & Richard Roxburgh
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

The Barrymore Theatre box office opens tomorrow for the critically acclaimed production of Sydney Theatre Company's THE PRESENT, Andrew Upton's new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's first play, Platonov, starring Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh, directed by John Crowley. (more...)

American Repertory Theater Presents the New England Premiere of FINGERSMITH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University begins performances of FINGERSMITH by Alexa Junge, based on the novel by Sarah Waters, directed by Bill Rauch. Performances begin on Sunday, December 4, 2016 and run through Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge. (more...)

Cara Ricketts and Graham Cuthbertson Star in Canadian Stage's CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

After dazzling audiences in London's West End and on Broadway, Canadian Stage is proud to bring the international hit Constellations by British playwright Nick Payne to Toronto in a new production directed by the award-winning Peter Hinton (Shaw Festival). On stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre from November 8-27, Constellations stars Cara Ricketts and Graham Cuthbertson as two people finding love in multiple universes. (more...)

Cutting Ball presents HEDDA GABLER This January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Two years after his Bay Area debut directing Cutting Ball's explosive production of Ubu Roi, Yury Urnov returns this winter to tackle Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece, Hedda Gabler, translated by Paul Walsh. Featured in the title role is Britney Frazier, who last performed at Cutting Ball in Superheroes in 2014. Hedda Gabler opens in previews on January 19 and runs through February 26, 2017. Opening night is scheduled for Saturday, January 21 at 8 p.m. The press opening will take place the following Monday, January 23 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 - $45, and may be purchased online at cuttingball.com/productions/hedda-gabler or by phone at 415-525-1205.  (more...)

Ivo van Hove's Epic Shakespeare Adaptation KINGS OF WAR Comes to BAM This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Acclaimed director Ivo van Hove returns to BAM with Toneelgroep Amsterdam and his second epic Shakespeare adaptation. (more...)

Boiling Point Players Opens New Season with 'Improvised Play x 3'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Houston Theater Company, Boiling Point Players, opens their 2016-2017 season with a three-night series of improvised plays, An Improvised Play x3, produced by Cone Man Running Productions and showing November 13 through 15 at 8:00 PM at Obsidian Theater. (more...)

LOOKING FOR LIGHTNING Gets Third Performance at United Solo!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Looking for Lightning, a past-life-themed solo show written and performed by Elise Hudson, directed by Sophie Netanel, has been extended! Added Performance: 11/13 at 6PM in the 2016 United Solo Theatre Festival, the world's largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 7th season in New York City at Theatre Row.  (more...)

Listen: Ivo van Hove Chats 'KINGS OF WAR' Shakespeare Adaptation at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Acclaimed theatre director Ivo van Hove stopped by WNYC's The Leonard Lopate Show today to talk about KINGS OF WAR, playing this weekend at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Click below to listen to the full interview, in which he discusses Shakespeare, improvisation, and bringing the Bard to a modern audience! (more...)

BWW Interview: Liv Rooth
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Nov 29, 2016

Liv Rooth is back in Connecticut! (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions Announces its 18th Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions is proud to announce its 2017 Season, featuring regional and world premieres of work by award-winning playwrights, a New Play Festival highlighting women playwrights, and the return of the Phib Comedy Series with an all-star cast of comedians curated by Baron Vaughn, as well as the National Theatre Live screenings in partnership with The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS Leads December's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Nov 29, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a big musical revival to starry panto and Matthew Bourne's latest, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS Next Up for Pipeline-Collective
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 28, 2016

Pipeline-Collective presents the Nashville premiere of Nick Payne's award-winning play Constellations at the Belmont Little Theatre, running December 16, 17, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. Directed by David Ian Lee, the plays stars Jason Griffith and Karen Sternberg. (more...)

PICT Classic Theatre to Present THE LION IN WINTER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

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Casting Announced for D.C. Premiere of ROE by Lisa Loomer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following an acclaimed run at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lisa Loomer's world-premiere drama Roe makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

David Tennant Leads Cast in Patrick Maber's DON JUAN IN SOHO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

David Tennant returns to the West End in March 2017 to play the title role in Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho.  (more...)

Washington Stage Guild Revives its Production of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Washington Stage Guild starts its 'Pearl Anniversary' season with a remount of one of America's favorite holiday stories in It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. It's Christmas Eve, 1946, and we are the studio audience for a local radio station as its cast of voice actors and one very busy sound effects man broadcast the beloved tale of George Bailey and his encounter with Clarence, his guardian angel. This 'radio play-within-a-play' re-imagines the familiar movie as it would have been heard in homes all over America in the late 40s, when just such a broadcast took place. Playwright (more...)

Adrian Scarborough and Gawn Grainger Join DON JUAN IN SOHO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

David Tennant, who plays the title role in Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho, will be joined by Adrian Scarborough as Stan and Gawn Grainger as Louis. (more...)

VIRGINS TO VILLAINS: MY JOURNEY WITH SHAKESPEARE'S WOMEN to Play Lunt-Fontanne Program Center at Ten Chimneys
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Esteemed actress Robin Goodrin Nordli, who has performed over 73 roles in 57 productions of 29 plays by William Shakespeare, takes the stage for her one-women show about her personal journey through the female side of Shakespeare's canon. Saturday, November 5th at 7:00pm $35 per person | General Admission Seating. Ring (262) 968-4110 to reserve your seat (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs Present WE GO ROUND AND ROUND
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs continue their season with We Go Round and Round, a reinterpretation of Arthur Schnitzler's play La Ronde, the story of a provocative clash between social expectations and taboo passions. We Go Round and Round, under the direction of guest director Kimberly Senior, runs December 1-10, 2016. All performances take place at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire Street, Downtown Providence.  (more...)

Gripping Drama About Struggle for Moral Choices Felix Mitterer's JAGERSTATTER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

A gripping struggle to hold on to morality during the hardest of times. Experience Felix Mitterer's enthralling drama based on the life and death of Franz Jagerstatter (1907-1943), an Austrian farmer who refused to fight on behalf of Hitler because of his faith, morals and ideals. Mitterer depicts Franz, who was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007, as a courageous but insecure human being - and not at all as a saint.   (more...)

THE PRESENT, Starring Cate Blanchett, Opens on Broadway this Sunday!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Sydney Theatre Company production of THE PRESENT opens Sunday, January 8. Andrew Upton's new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's first play, Platonov, THE PRESENT is directed by John Crowley at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 19, 2017. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Tours of NELL GWYNN and SILVER LINING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

English Touring Theatre's Artistic Director Richard Twyman today announces full casting for the tours of Jessica Swale's Olivier Award-winning Nell Gwynn and the world premiere of Sandi Toksvig's Silver Lining.  (more...)

BWW Review: Senior Editor DON GRIGWARE Gives His Annual Eddon Awards in Honor of the Best in Los Angeles Theatre for 2016
by Don Grigware - Jan 3, 2017

There are undoubtedly other productions worthy of merit in 2016 which I did not cover. This list is based only on what I saw and reviewed. (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) No set, costume, technical awards. I leave that to the bigger awards and to the expertise of those who really know those fields inside out. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Roll Into the New Year with DRIVING MISS DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre heads into the new year with Alfred Urhy's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic DRIVING MISS DAISY January 24-February 12.  Directed by Amy Kaissar, the ensemble cast includes Marvin Bell, Michael Samuel Kaplan, and Lucy Martin. (more...)

Casting Announced For The World Premiere Of Paul Auster's CITY OF GLASS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Vivienne Acheampong, Mark Edel-Hunt, Chris New and Jack Tarlton will star in the first stage adaptation of a Paul Auster novel in the UK, City of Glass, a brand new production by Tony Award-winning 59 Productions in a co-production with HOME, Manchester (4-18 March) and Lyric Hammersmith (20 April - 13 May). (more...)

Photo Flash: Capital Stage Presents BETRAYAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Betrayal will be the third production of Capital Stage's 2016-17 Season: Love + War, and will run from January 25 - February 26, 2017 with a Press Opening on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

Rising Stars and Chicago Vets Sign on for SYCAMORE Premiere at Raven Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A cast of rising young actors and Chicago veterans has been announced for Raven Theatre Company's world premiere production of Sycamore, by Sarah Sander, to be directed by visiting artist Devon de Mayo. (more...)

Theatre Royal Bath Productions Announces Further Details For Its Spring 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Theatre Royal Bath Productions today announces further details for its Spring 2017 season which includes Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party and two UK premieres in The German Season at the Olivier Award-winning Ustinov Studio, Plastic and The Mentor. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Tallahassee Awards Winners Announced - Sean Watkinson, Ashtyn Hutchings and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 16, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Tallahassee winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Berkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. (more...)

Writers Theatre Presents THE SCENE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Writers Theatre continues its 2016/17 season with The Scene, written Theresa Rebeck and directed by Kimberly Senior. The production runs February 22 - April 2, 2017 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.  (more...)

Tonya Pinkins to Direct VISIONARY VOICES at American Bard Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

American Bard Theater Company presents Visionary Voices, three poignant, tantalizing plays by two pioneering women playwrights, exploring gender roles, race, and death in America's early twentieth century. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Major Revival of David Hare's MASTERPIECE SKYLIGHT at Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Artistic director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her major new revival of David Hare's Olivier award-winning drama, Skylight. Harvey will direct Oscar Batterham (Edward), Jeany Spark (Kyra) and Jay Villiers (Tom). The production opens on 14 February, with previews from 9 February, running until 4 March. (more...)

Sheridan Smith Reprises Her Smash-Hit Performance As Fanny Brice Across The UK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Following critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, Sheridan Smith will reprise her highly praised performance of Fanny Brice at selected venues for the UK tour of Funny Girl - she is set to perform in Manchester, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Bradford, Southend, Cardiff and Dublin. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions Announces Cast and Creative Team for NORTHSIDE HOLLOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Amphibian Stage Productions announces the cast and creative team for its first main stage play of the 2017 season, Northside Hollow by Jonathan Fielding and Brenda Withers. Starring Jim Jorgensen and Jordan Sobel, the play runs Friday, February 10 through Sunday, March 5 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions. Supporting artists include Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso and Jake Nice.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced for FUNNY GIRL Tour Across The UK and Ireland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Full casting is announced today for the tour of Funny Girl which enjoyed critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre. (more...)

Ana Reeder to Star in WHEN IT'S YOU World Premiere at Keen Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced that Ana Reeder, who won an Obie Award for her role in Small Tragedy at Playwrights Horizons, will star in the World Premiere of Courtney Baron's When It's You, directed by Mr. Silverstein. (more...)

Kate Burton, Cobie Smulders, & Kristine Nielsen Join Kevin Kline In PRESENT LAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Producer Jordan Roth announced today that three incredible leading ladies will join Kevin Kline in the Broadway revival of Noel Coward's Present Laughter: Tony and Emmy Award nominee Kate Burton, Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen, and stage and screen star Cobie Smulders, in her Broadway debut. Additional news, including complete cast and creative team, will be announced shortly. Performances begin March 10, 2017 with an Opening night set for Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Tickets for this strictly limited engagement are now on sale at http://www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 877.250.2929. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Images of Ruth Wilson in Ivo van Hove's HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Ivo van Hove, one of the world's most exciting directors, makes his National Theatre debut with a modern production of Ibsen's masterpiece.  Press Night for Hedda Gabler is 12 December.  The production will continue in repertoire until 21 March. (more...)


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VIDEO: THE PRESENT's Cate Blanchett & Richard Roxburgh Play 'Who's Who' on GMA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Actors Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh, both making their Broadway debuts in Anton Chekhov's THE PRESENT, stopped by this morning's GOOD MORNING AMERICA to discuss the production. (more...)

DVR Alert: THE PRESENT's Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh Will Visit GMA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

ABC has announced that on Thursday, December 29th, actors Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh, both making their Broadway debuts in Anton Chekhov's THE PRESENT, will appear on GOOD MORNING AMERICA. (more...)

Will the National Theatre Production of HEDDA GABLER Transfer to the West End?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

The Daily Mail has reported that the National Theatre's production of Hedda Gabler, starring Ruth Wilson as the titular character, is currently being considered for a run on the West End. (more...)

Works by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 32 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2017 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL to Play Capital Stage This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Highly regarded as one of Harold Pinter's masterpieces, and winner of the 1979 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, Betrayal has enjoyed several successful productions and revivals around the world since its opening in London in 1978. (more...)

THE PRESENT Begins Performances Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

The Sydney Theatre Company production of THE PRESENT begins performances tomorrow, Saturday, December 17 at 7:30pm. Andrew Upton's new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's first play, Platonov, THE PRESENT is directed by John Crowley and opens Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 19, 2017. (more...)

Aditi Brennan Kapil's IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING to Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Laurie Woolery, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street), January 20-February 11. Opening Night is Thursday, January 26. (more...)

BWW Review: HEDDA GABLER, National Theatre
by Jenny Gilbert - Dec 13, 2016

Ibsen's Hedda has been called the female Hamlet and not just because it's a role that every serious actress wants to play. The blank at the heart of her presents a daunting challenge. Why is she so unhappy? Why is she, frankly, such a bitch? The text leaves much unanswered, and every director, every Hedda, must join the dots in their own way. (more...)

Iconic Classic Drama A DOLL'S HOUSE to Begin This Winter at the Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the iconic classic drama A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Bryony Lavery, and directed by Boston favorite Melia Bensussen (Awake and Sing!, Luck of the Irish, and Circle Mirror Transformation at the Huntington). Performances run January 6 - February 5, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

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