Hamlet Isn't Dead to Mount THE MERCHANT OF VENICE as Musical Adventure
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Hamlet Isn't Dead presents The Merchant of Venice, directed by Artistic Director David Andrew Laws. (more...)

Little Fish Theatre Stages HENRY IV, PART 1, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

Little Fish Theatre today announced the opening of Shakespeare's HENRY IV PART 1.  Shakespeare reflects on the consequences of actions, the role of princes and the realities of possessing power in what is considered one of his most popular history plays. Fans of Shakespeare by the Sea, Little Fish Theatre's celebrated summer Shakespeare festival will be delighted to see the Bard's works coming to Little Fish. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's Oompa Loompas Roam Theatre Royal in Honor of Roald Dahl Day
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2015

The hit West End musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, based on the book by Roald Dahl, and directed by Sam Mendes, is marking Roald Dahl Day on 13 September by releasing new pictures of the Oompa-Loompas on the loose at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Check them out below! (more...)

James Murray Jackson, Jr. to Reprise Role in Chicago Premiere of UNSPEAKABLE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

Broadway In Chicago has announced full casting for the Chicago premiere of UNSPEAKABLE, a dramatic fantasia inspired by the life of comedic legend Richard Pryor.  (more...)

James Murray Jackson, Jr. Reprises Role in Chicago Premiere of UNSPEAKABLE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Broadway In Chicago presents the Chicago premiere of UNSPEAKABLE, a dramatic fantasia inspired by the life of comedic legend Richard Pryor. UNSPEAKABLE features a cast of many prominent Chicago performers and will play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St.) for a limited five-week engagement tonight, Oct. 6 through Nov. 8, 2015. (more...)

Transgender Actor Em Grosland to Lead LOCAL Theater Co's FAITH Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Running November 20 - December 6, 2015, Boulder-based LOCAL Theater Company presents the World Premiere of James McLindon's dark comedy FAITH at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut Street in Boulder. (more...)

THE ELEPHANT IN EVERY ROOM I ENTER Continues Post-Show Talks Tonight at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

THE ELEPHANT IN EVERY ROOM I ENTER, the strikingly intimate solo work created by Gardiner Comfort and Kel Haney, in which Mr. Comfort shares the challenges of a working actor living with Tourette Syndrome, have announced a series of post-performance discussions with medical experts and Adults Living with Tourette's to follow select performances of the show. (more...)

THE ELEPHANT IN EVERY ROOM I ENTER Launches Post-Show Talks at La MaMa Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

THE ELEPHANT IN EVERY ROOM I ENTER, the strikingly intimate solo work created by Gardiner Comfort and Kel Haney, in which Mr. Comfort shares the challenges of a working actor living with Tourette Syndrome, have announced a series of post-performance discussions with medical experts and Adults Living with Tourette's to follow select performances of the show. Performances begin tonight, Today, October 15th at La MaMa - First Floor Theatre (74a East 4th Street - between Bowery and 2nd Avenue) and continue through Saturday, October 31. (more...)

THE ELEPHANT IN EVERY ROOM I ENTER Announces Post-Show Talks at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

THE ELEPHANT IN EVERY ROOM I ENTER, the strikingly intimate solo work created by Gardiner Comfort and Kel Haney, in which Mr. Comfort shares the challenges of a working actor living with Tourette Syndrome, have announced a series of post-performance discussions with medical experts and Adults Living with Tourette's to follow select performances of the show. Performances begin tonight, Thursday, October 15th at La MaMa - First Floor Theatre (74a East 4th Street - between Bowery and 2nd Avenue) and continue through Saturday, October 31. (more...)

Official! Dean John-Wilson and Jade Ewen to Star in London Premiere of ALADDIN; Tickets on Sale 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2015

Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that Dean John-Wilson will play the role of Aladdin alongside Jade Ewen as Jasmine in the West End premiere of the new musical based on the classic Academy Award-winning animated film. BroadwayWorld previously reported that the duo were in negotiations for the show, but the official word came today. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Stages HENRY V, Now thru 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season and multi-year history cycle with 'Henry V' by William Shakespeare. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season and multi-year history cycle with "Henry V" by William Shakespeare.  This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips.  This production features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members including Justin McCombs as he returns to the stage to continue the journey of Henry V that he started as Prince Hal last season.  (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. (more...)

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DRAG Winner to Host New York Shakespeare Exchange's ShakesBEER Pub Crawl, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

"So You Think You Can Drag" Winner Juicy Liu hosts New York Shakespeare Exchange's raucous spin-off of its popular ShakesBEER Pub Crawl -- the re-dubbed ShakesQUEER Pub Crawl -- on Saturday June 4, from 4pm to 7pm. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek. Deathtrap runs June 9 - August 14, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Steve Guttenberg to Lead Hudson Warehouse's HENRY IV PART 1 This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Steve Guttenberg, known for his roles in "Police Academy," "Cocoon" and "Three Men and a Baby," as well as the recent Broadway one-act play by Woody Allen, Honeymoon Hotel, will be guest starring in Hudson Warehouse's production of HENRY 4.1. Mr. Guttenberg will make his Shakespearean debut as Earl of Northumberland in The Warehouse's June production at The Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, in the heart of Riverside Park. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Louisville - Week of 5/17/2015
by BWW - May 17, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/17/2015 for Louisville (more...)

North Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Louisville - Week of 5/10/2015
by BWW - May 10, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/10/2015 for Louisville (more...)

Amy Jo Jackson to Premiere New Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the latest cabaret performance from Amy Jo Jackson, host of the 54 Concert Lab and Mrs. Peacock from the 30th Anniversary Reading of CLUE.. (more...)

Thirteen to Celebrate Shakespeare's Legacy with Month-Long Multi-Platform Programming
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Shakespeare's Curse, a new documentary about William Shakespeare's final resting place, joins encore presentations of the six installments of Season Two of Shakespeare Uncovered(consecutive Fridays beginning April 8) (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present WAY DOWNRIVER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

A flood of Biblical proportions on the mighty Mississippi provides the dramatic backdrop to this gripping, edge-of-your-seat adventure. Adapted by Edward Morgan from the William Faulkner short story, 'Old Man,' WAY DOWNRIVER reveals an unlikely pair of souls who are bound together by the forces of nature. With honesty and humor, they struggle to overcome their fears and prejudice in order to survive their harrowing experience. You won't want to miss this exciting West Coast premiere. (more...)

Steve Guttenberg Leads Hudson Warehouse's HENRY IV PART 1, Beginning Tonight in Riverside Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Steve Guttenberg, known for his roles in 'Police Academy,' 'Cocoon' and 'Three Men and a Baby,' as well as the recent Broadway one-act play by Woody Allen, Honeymoon Hotel, will be guest starring in Hudson Warehouse's production of HENRY 4.1. Mr. Guttenberg will make his Shakespearean debut as Earl of Northumberland in The Warehouse's production at The Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, in the heart of Riverside Park this month. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/4/2015 - Silverstone is 'GOOD STOCK' and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 4, 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: Alicia Silverstone returns to the stage, Steve Guttenberg stars in the 'other' Shakespeare in the Park and more! (more...)

Shakespeare Set at Highland Bowl Hit By Vandals
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2015

Yesterday evening, June 26, was a beautiful night for the opening of a Shakespeare in the park production. Apparently not everyone was a fan. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Presents DETROIT, Now thru 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company closes its 23rd season with the Bay Area Premiere of Lisa D'Amour's (Anna Bella Eema, Airline Highway) wicked Obie-winning satire about our uncertain economic times, DETROIT. Josh Costello (Wittenberg) directs this explosive dark comedy, featuring Amy Resnick (Body Awareness, Collapse), Jeff Garrett, Luisa Frasconi, and Patrick Kelly Jones (Metamorphosis), that brilliantly captures our current economic moment. DETROIT plays tonight, June 19 through July 19 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

BWW Review: BREATH OF KINGS: REBELLION & REDEMPTION at the Stratford Festival
by Lauren Gienow - Jul 6, 2016

This season at the Stratford Festival's Tom Patterson Theatre, audiences have the opportunity to witness Shakespeare's Henriad in a unique and exciting new way. (more...)

BWW Review: Imagination Reigns in Kingsmen Shakespeare Company's HENRY V
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 5, 2016

Kingsmen Shakespeare Company's production of HENRY V takes its cue from one of Shakespeare's most well-known speeches, "O for a Muse of fire…," the prologue to this play. In it, Shakespeare invites the audience to use its imagination in viewing what is about to transpire, to picture the battle scenes that will take place and the great kings who will lead their armies across the vast countryside, all represented on this humble stage. (more...)

FPAC 8th Annual Whatever Theater Festival to Run 7/29-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents the 2015 Whatever Theater Festival, running from Wednesday, July 29 to Saturday, August 1. The 8th annual festival features Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1 and a presentation of One Acts, an eclectic series of one-act plays. All performances are free of charge, with donations to FPAC gratefully accepted. (more...)

BWW Interview: Obioma Ugoala On Joining MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Marianka Swain - Jul 20, 2016

Actor Obioma Ugoala has appeared in numerous RSC productions, including Richard II, Henry IV Part 1 & II and Henry V, as well Holy Warriors at the Globe and The Physicists at the Donmar. His screen credits include Doctors on the BBC and Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. He has recently joined the West End cast of Motown the Musical, playing soul legend Smokey Robinson. (more...)

Shakespeare's War of the Roses Saga to Continue with HENRY V at the Theater at Monmouth
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

William Shakespeare's HENRY V opens at the Theater at Monmouth Friday, July 22nd at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

With the world marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in 2016, Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has planned a number of exciting projects in honour of the occasion. (more...)

George Takei, Danielle Brooks, Jessica Hecht & More Set for Theatre Forward's Annual Broadway Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 13th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, January 29th at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's HENRY VI
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season and multi-year history cycle with 'HENRY VI: The Wars of the Roses, Part 1' by William Shakespeare. This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips. This production features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members including Darnell Pierre Benjamin at King HENRY VI. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Public Theater's ROMEO AND JULIET, Julie Taymor and More Set for NYPL Shakespeare Exhibition Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

As part of the international celebration of the quadricentennial of Shakespeare's death, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center is presenting a new free multimedia exhibition, SHAKESPEARE'S STAR TURN IN AMERICA, which documents the on-going popularity of Shakespeare's plays in North America from Colonial times to present day using materials from the Library's vast collections. (more...)

Little Fish Theatre Set to Produce SLEUTH This March
by Louisa Brady - Feb 13, 2016

Little Fish Theatre's third production in their eleven-show line-up for 2016 is Sleuth, by Anthony Shaffer.  Written by the popular British playwright, screenwriter, and novelist, Sleuth ran for over 1200 performances on Broadway, was the winner of the 1971 Tony® Award for Best Play, and was made into two feature films.    (more...)

Theater at Monmouth's 47th Season to Include HENRY V, THE ILLUSION & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

?For 2016 Theater at Monmouth invites you to unleash your inner Francophile for their Vive la France season! What do an unproven king, a swordsman with an astonishing nose, four pairs of lovers running amuck, and two meddling fathers with wayward children have in common? They are all part of TAM's 47th Vive la France season featuring plays that simmer, sizzle, and surprise. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company to Continue Season with HENRY VI
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season and multi-year history cycle with "Henry VI: The Wars of the Roses, Part 1" by William Shakespeare.  This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips.  This production features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members including Darnell Pierre Benjamin at King Henry VI.  The History Cycle sponsor is Osborn, Rohs, Williams & Donohoe, LLC.  The costume design sponsors are Vantiv and Dave Herche & Wendy Thursby. (more...)

Cast Announced for East Coast Debut of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The new drama Sweat by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined; By The Way, Meet Vera Stark) comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater following a critically-acclaimed debut at Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of a co-commission between the two theaters. Hailed by The New York Times as an 'extraordinarily moving drama' that 'brims with the kind of ripe, richly imagined life associated with the work of the great August Wilson,' the play is directed by Nottage's longtime collaborator Kate Whoriskey and runs January 15-February 21, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

PICK OF THE VINE to Open Next Month at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Little Fish Theatre today announced the first production of the 2016 season, the fourteenth annual PICK OF THE VINE, a collection of original short-subject plays that has become the signature production of this local arts landmark. (more...)

EMISSION to Play Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

'Emission,' a play written by Tom Block and directed by Pitr Strait, is about love, greed and the internal human conflict that clouds reason. An absurdist farce with deeply troubling undertones, the play explores why we humans are unable to take control of our lives vis-a-vis the growing climate disaster. Using humor, a love triangle between three women and a struggle for control of an invention that makes carbon emissions visible, 'Emission' shows how greed, desire, sex and selfishness can overwhelm our ability to master our own fates. Its world premiere will be presented by Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival September 1 to 13 at Producers' Club Theaters, 358 West 44th Street. (more...)

BWW Preview: SHAKESBEER by NYSX September Pub Crawls in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 31, 2015

ShakesBEER by the New York Shakespeare Exchange announced their September dates for entertaining pub crawls in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City. Join the merriment on Saturday, September 12th and Saturday, September 19th. (more...)

Culinary Complete Works Headlines Exclusive Grand Cru Event
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) partners with Bon Appetit presents Chicago Gourmet to create an unprecedented and exclusive Grand Cruexperience in honor of the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago festival marking 400 years of Shakespeare's legacy. (more...)

Little Fish Theatre to Stage HENRY IV, PART 1 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Little Fish Theatre today announced the opening of Shakespeare's HENRY IV PART 1.  Shakespeare reflects on the consequences of actions, the role of princes and the realities of possessing power in what is considered one of his most popular history plays. Fans of Shakespeare by the Sea, Little Fish Theatre's celebrated summer Shakespeare festival will be delighted to see the Bard's works coming to Little Fish. (more...)


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Phil Johnson's A JEWISH JOKE Set for 2016 United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

United Solo Festival will present writer/performer Phil Johnson in his latest solo work, A Jewish Joke - a drama about comedy as relevant today is it was during the McCarthy era - in a single performance on Saturday, September 17th at 4pm at The Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street - just east of Broadway.) (more...)

New York Shakespeare Exchange Sets September ShakesBEER Bars
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

New York Shakespeare Exchange, creator of the viral smash The Sonnet Project, is thrilled to announce their return to Hell's Kitchen for their September ShakesBEER. NYC's original Shakespearean pub-crawl takes place on Saturday, September 12 and Saturday, September 19. (more...)

New American Play THE GREAT DIVIDE to Debut at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The world premiere of the award-winning new play The Great Divide by acclaimed new American playwright Alix Sobler runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 4 September 2016 (Press Night: Monday, 5 September 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Patrick Barlow's THE 39 STEPS Opens at Little Fish Theatre on 4/28
by Louisa Brady - Apr 3, 2016

Little Fish Theatre is excited to announce The 39 Steps as the fifth production in their 2016 season.  Adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan, The 39 Steps won the Olivier Award for Best Comedy and was a two-time 2008 Tony® Awards winner.  Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, then add a dash of Monty Python and you have a thrilling piece of theater magic for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. This wild adventure, full of intrigue and humor allows LFT actors and designers to show what they can create from thin air, which is quintessentially what theater is all about. (more...)

Chichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

James Graham's critically acclaimed political drama THIS HOUSE will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, following its upcoming run at Chichester's Minerva Theatre. (more...)

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