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Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents KING CHARLES III
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), in association with Seattle Repertory Theatre and San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater, will present Mike Bartlett's King Charles III, a modern history play, at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street) from February 7-March 12, 2017. The co-production is directed by David Muse, Artistic Director at Studio Theatre and formerly Associate Artistic Director at STC. (more...)

David Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the performance schedule, cast and creative team for director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's comic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth, the first major New York production since 1998. (more...)

Cast Announced for LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for Shakespeare's playful romantic comedy Love's Labor's Lost, staged by acclaimed director Marti Maraden as part of the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

New Theatre Arts Classes Offered at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, will offer a variety of theatre arts classes for children and adults this winter and spring beginning the week of January 9th. (more...)

Irondale Ensemble to Bridge Four Shakespeare Plays in One Show with THE 1599 PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Irondale Ensemble, one of the country's longest-standing research theater companies, will return to the stage this winter with The 1599 Project, January 18-February 4, 2017. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare's Game of Thrones Spirals to Thrilling Climax
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season and concludes its multi-year history cycle with Henry VI: The Wars of the Roses, Part 2 and Richard III, 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, Kelly Mengelkoch as Queen Margaret, and Billy Chace as King Richard III.  The History Cycle sponsor is Osborn, Rohs, Williams & Donohoe, LLC.  (more...)

The Watermill Celebrates 50 Years of Producing Theatre and Three London Transfers in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

This year, The Watermill Theatre, celebrates 50 years as one of the most successful regional producing theatres in the UK. (more...)

CCBC's Baltimore Symphonic Band Presents 'Romeo and Juliet: In Concert'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

'A Year of Shakespeare,' the Community College of Baltimore County Performing Arts' yearlong celebration of the Bard of Avon, continues with 'Romeo and Juliet: In Concert.' The 55-member Baltimore Symphonic Band with Maestro Christopher Wolfe conducting, will present two matinee concerts in February as CCBC's gift to the community. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Music by Obie Winner Heather Christian, to Launch New Year at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Folger Theatre continues its celebrated 25th anniversary season with As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this classic tale filled with love, laughter, and mistaken identity features original songs composed by Heather Christian and dances by Alexandra Beller. As You Like It is on stage from January 24 through March 5, 2017. (more...)

Official: Rachelle Ann Go, Christine Allado, Rachel John and More Set for West End HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh and Jeffrey Seller are thrilled and delighted to announce the initial casting for their West End production of HAMILTON. Christine Allado (Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds), Rachelle Ann Go (Eliza Hamilton), Tarinn Callender (Hercules Mulligan/James Madison), Rachel John (Angelica Schuyler), Jason Pennycooke (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson), Cleve September (John Laurens/Philip Hamilton), Giles Terera (Aaron Burr) and Obioma Ugoala (George Washington) will open the London production later this year, with further casting to be announced at a later date. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group to Stage LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST and THE BROKEN HEART in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre with its spring 2017 repertory productions of William Shakespeare's Love's Labor's Lost and John Ford's The Broken Heart. (more...)

Events and Deals Announced for Babes With Blades Theatre Company's HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Events and deals have been announced for Babes With Blades Theatre Company's all-female cast production of Shakespeare's Henry V, to be performed at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., in Chicago. Previews will be Saturday, February 18 at 8PM, Sunday, February 19 at 3PM, Friday, February 24 at 8PM, Saturday, February 25 at 8PM, and Sunday, February 26 at 3PM. The press opening isMonday, February 27 at 8PM, and the show will run Thursdays-Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 3 through Saturday, April 1. (more...)

Circle Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for David Ives' VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Circle Theatre is proud to announce the full cast/creative team for David Ives' dark comedy Venus in Fur, directed by Charlotte Drover, February 18 - March 19 at The Heartland Studio in Rogers Park, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave. Previews areSaturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2:30 p.m. Press are invited to attend Monday, Feb. 20 or Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. Industry Nights are Mondays: February 27, March 6 and March 13 at 8 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $28 and available at CircleTheatreChicago.org. (more...)

Catch Michael Weber In High Fidelity Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

You don't want to miss Michael Weber reprising his role of Ian from our 2009 production --  THIS MONDAY NIGHT! (more...)

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Announces Cast for THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The vengeful and doubting King Leontes and his falsely accused wife Queen Hermione will be played by Festival veterans Charles Pasternak and Cherie Corinne Rice in Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' production of The Winter's Tale, June 2-25, at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. This marks the company's 17th season of free, outdoor, professional theatre in the park. Preview performances are scheduled May 31 and June 1.  Performances run nightly, except Tuesdays, and begin at 8 p.m.  (more...)

Irondale Theater Brings Back The 1599 Project
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Irondale Ensemble, one of the country's longest-standing research theater companies, will return to the stage this winter with The 1599 Project, January 25-February 4, 2017. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA Opens Tonight at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

What is newsworthy? What lives have value? Does ambition compromise morals? MacArthur Foundation Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins explores these questions and more in Gloria. Directed by Evan Cabnet, Gloria made its Off-Broadway debut in 2015 at the Vineyard Theater. The complete cast and creative team reunite for the Chicago premiere at the Goodman. (more...)

Bush Theatre Re-Opens in March with a Week-Long Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Bush Theatre will reopen after a year-long £4.3m redevelopment, the largest capital project in the theatre's history, with a bold new season kicked off by the European Premiere of Guards at the Taj by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, directed by Jamie Lloyd (from 7 April). A brand new Studio space opens with the premiere of Barney Norris play While We're Here directed by Alice Hamilton (from 26 April). (more...)

World Premiere of HOW TO USE A KNIFE at Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Will Snider's How to Use a Knife is a world premiere play bursting with energy, secrets and suspense. It isn't easy running a busy restaurant kitchen in New York City, but it may be the last chance Chef George gets to turn his life around. (more...)

Bruised Sky Productions Presents VILLAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Suddenly you've got someone who's other, not a person not someone who is there in front of you and you would try to reason with or help. Suddenly it's OK to unleash all the darkness all the horrible things people have deep in the back of their mind that should stay there… (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (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...)

Visiting Orchestras, World Premieres, Films and More Slated for February 2017 with the TSO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

With two visiting orchestras, classical landmarks by Haydn, Beethoven, and Schumann, high-status guest artists, two World Premieres, and the continuation of the films with live orchestra series, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) offers heart-warming music for the cold month of February. As part of the TSO's Canada Mosaic project, audiences will be treated on several occasions to new, brief orchestral works called Sesquies, to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary. (more...)

James Anthony Tyler's Timely Comedy DOLPHINS AND SHARKS to Debut at Labyrinth Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of the witty and socially poignant production of Dolphins and Sharks by upcoming playwright James Anthony Tyler. The production, which marks Tyler's professional debut, is scheduled for February 9 - March 19 and is directed by Charlotte Brathwaite. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Details for the 3rd Annual Women in Theatre Panel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

WaterTower Theatre today announced details for the third annual WOMEN IN THEATRE panel discussion.  The event is presented under the auspices of Women of WaterTower Theatre (WOW!) and it is chaired by Jennifer Martinez.  This is the third panel in the series, having already explored the unique perspective of prominent female directors and actors, 2017 will feature The Designers, and it will be held on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (with a post-lecture reception in the lobby with the artists). The event will be held in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre.  The lecture will be moderated by Dallas arts journalist Lauren Smart, and features Leann Burns, Clare Floyd DeVries, Sylvia Fuhrken Marrs, and Frida Espinosa-Muller. (more...)

Balt Shakespeare Factory Opens 2017 Season with Historic ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF), working closely with world-renowned dialect and original pronunciation (OP) expert Paul Meier, will open its 2017 season with an historic production of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, March 31 through April 23 at The Great Hall at St. Mary's Community Center. BSF's presentation will be the very first time that modern audiences will be able to hear Antony and Cleopatra spoken the way Shakespeare's audiences would have heard it when it was first performed in the early 1600s. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's GLORIA Adds Two Performances at the Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Audiences have two more opportunities to see the Chicago premiere of Gloria - a 'shocking, hilarious and spectacularly honest play' (Chicago Tribune) and 'tantalizing, darkly comic expose of ambition and egoism' (Daily Herald) by MacArthur Foundation Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Entire Off-Broadway Ensemble to Return for INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Daryl Roth, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Cody Lassen, the producers of Indecent -- the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE) -- have announced that the entire original Off-Broadway ensemble will travel to Broadway when the production begins previews at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)

BWW Review: Two Words for Seattle Shake's BRING DOWN THE HOUSE – Bad Ass
by Jay Irwin - Feb 6, 2017

Here in Seattle we are blessed to have an abundance of bad ass female theater professionals some you might even go so far as to call local theater royalty. Well now Seattle Shakespeare Company in collaboration with Upstart Crow Collective have taken those bad ass women and dropped them in a traditionally male dominated play, Shakespeare's Henry VI Trilogy which they have turned into a two parter and labeled "Bring Down the House". (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for THE LIGHT YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, February 6 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of THE LIGHT YEARS. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET In Concert at CCBC Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Baltimore Symphonic Band, CCBC Dance Company, and Theatre at CCBC join forces to present a program of music, dance and scenes celebrating the romance of Shakespeare. (more...)

BWW Review: HENRY V, Southwark Cathedral
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Feb 4, 2017

With an established tradition for producing plays set in memorable venues, Antic Disposition returns with its production of Henry V, performed in eight cathedrals around the country. (more...)

The Puzzle Collective To Premiere Superhero Reimagining Of Shakespeare SUPERHAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Puzzle Collective are proud to present the world premiere of Superhal, a reimagining of Shakespeare's Henriad as a superhero origin story, at NIDA Parade Theatre from March 7th to 18th. (more...)

Stacy Keach to Return as Ernest Hemingway in PAMPLONA at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Ten years after their critically acclaimed collaboration on King Lear, Artistic Director Robert Falls and stage and screen star Stacy Keach-both 2015 Theater Hall of Fame inductees-reunite for the world premiere of Pamplona by Jim McGrath. (more...)

The Old Vic to Present THE MISSING LIGHT Puppetry Show for Kids This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

As part of its programme for families, The Old Vic will present The Missing Light, an enchanting puppetry show for ages 7+ about hopes, dreams and true friendship, created by Mark Arends for Make Mend and Do. The production will run for 12 performances only, 23 Mar - 4 Apr 2017. (more...)

BWW Preview: POP UP GLOBE at Ellerslie Racecourse
by Monica Moore - Feb 15, 2017

Pop-up Globe® is a multi-award winning New Zealand company that produces spectacular Jacobean theatre, particularly the works of Shakespeare, in the world's first full scale temporary working replica of the second Globe. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare's Game of Thrones Spirals to its Thrilling Climax
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season and concludes its multi-year history cycle with Henry VI: The Wars of the Roses, Part 2 and Richard III, 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, Kelly Mengelkoch as Queen Margaret, and Billy Chace as King Richard III.  The History Cycle sponsor is Osborn, Rohs, Williams & Donohoe, LLC.  (more...)

Performances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teethtonight, February 14, through March 19 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center(262 Ashland Place), TFANA's state-of-the-art permanent home in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Cast Complete for The Public's Free, Cuban-Inspired Mobile Unit TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this spring with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, directed by Saheem Ali. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 1st, 2017 - KID VICTORY, James Corden and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 1, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Scroll down for the latest news, and click HERE to learn more about how we've revamped our morning brief for 2017! Want our morning reports delivered via email? Subscribe here! (more...)

Prague Shakespeare Company Encore Performances This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

They're not done yet! Check out PSC400 encore performances this week. (more...)

Pacific Theatre Presents CORLEONE: THE SHAKESPEAREAN GODFATHER by David Mann
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

What if Shakespeare wrote The Godfather? Pacific Theatre is proud to present Classic Chic's production of Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather by David Mann. The Corleone family is on the top of the New York crime food chain, with Vito Corleone at the head of the family. That is until local drug baron Virgil "The Turk" Sollozzo attempts a coup. When it doesn't work out, a chain of corruption and murder is set in motion that only ends when son Michael, previously uninvolved in the "family business" exacts violent revenge and takes his place as the new king, spilling more blood than Macbeth. An epic tale of power, destiny, betrayal, family, and honour, could Coppola's movie masterpiece actually be an Elizabethan tragedy? (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Babes with Blades' All-Female HENRY V, Hitting the Stage This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

Babes With Blades Theatre Company is back with their newest biennial all-female Shakespeare production, Henry V, to be performed at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kate Baldwin Performs Breeze Off The River/Lullabye at 54 Below
by Stage Tube - Dec 22, 2016

Take a break from your busy day and check out Kate Baldwin singing 'Breeze Off The River/Lullabye' from her Feinstein's/54 Below show 'Extraordinary Machine.' (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents West Coast Premiere of Broadway Smash Hit HAND TO GOD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of Hand to God written by Robert Askins and directed by David Ivers. The Broadway smash hit and Tony Award-nominated play begins previews on Friday, February 3, and the show runs through Sunday, March 19. Individual tickets begin at $29 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone, 510 647-2949. Press night will be on Friday, February 10. (more...)

Hannah Bos to Bring Spirit of Invention Off-Broadway in THE LIGHT YEARS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE LIGHT YEARS, the world premiere of a new play written by Drama Desk Award winner Hannah Bos (The Open House, Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2) and Obie Award winner Paul Thureen (Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2), directed and developed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (Jacuzzi, The Open House, Blood Play), made by The Debate Society. (more...)

One Night Only Performance of SANTALAND DIARIES and More this Week at Prague Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

What's happening this week at Prague Shakespeare Company! (more...)

STAR TREK's Michael Dorn to Star in Orlando Shakespeare Theater's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

???????Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF announced today that Michael Dorn will star as Antony in their upcoming production of William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. (more...)

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