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Brooks Atkinson Theatre (New York, NY)
256 W. 47th St.

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Based on the novel by Charlotte BrontŽ

Jane Eyre is a haunting retelling of the Charlotte Bronte classic about an orphan girl who grows up to become the governess of Thornfield Hall. There she meets and falls in love with the enigmatic Edward Rochester, an Earl with a dark secret. Having overcome the obstacles brought on by an abusive childhood, the death of a childhood friend and the prejudice inherent in a relationship between two people socially worlds apart, Jane marries Rochester. Her wedding day is marred when she discovers his secret: he already has a wife, a half-crazed lunatic hidden in the attic.


New Musical Revue L.A. NOW AND THEN Set for Caminito Theatre, 5/13-22
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Conceived and Directed by Grammy nominated Producer, Director, Writer, and Composer Bruce Kimmel, L.A. NOW AND THEN, is a new musical revue about the city that was and the city that is. (more...)

REHEARSAL FOR MURDER Coming to Coventry
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Following his phenomenal decade-long success with The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, which sold over two million tickets and continually played to packed houses all around the UK, Bill Kenwright returns with an all-new instalment of classic mystery in Rehearsal For Murder from Mon 9 - Sat 14 May. (more...)

The Disco Is Closing Early... Broadway's DISASTER! to Play Final Performance This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Just announced, Broadway's new musical comedy DISASTER! will play its final performance early on Sunday, May 8, 2016, after playing 32 preview and 72 regular performances at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street). (more...)

Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville & Jessica Brown Findlay to Star in New Drama HARLOTS for ITV & Hulu
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2016

ITV and Hulu today announced a straight-to-series order for the drama series, HARLOTS. The ongoing, eight-part series will air on ITV Encore in the UK and stream exclusively in the US on Hulu as part of the Hulu Originals slate. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at World Premiere of Northern Ballet's JANE EYRE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Join one of literature's most iconic heroines on a journey of courage, romance and tragedy with the World Premiere tour of Northern Ballet's Jane Eyre. Based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte and performed during the 200th anniversary of her birth, Northern Ballet will bring this beautiful love story to life at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from 10 - 11 June 2016. Tickets can be booked by calling the Box Office on 01902 42 92 12 or online at grandtheatre.co.uk.  (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Accompany CITY LIGHTS and FANTASIA Screenings This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The New York Philharmonic will present two programs of film music in May 2016: a complete screening of Charlie Chaplin's CITY LIGHTS, May 19, 2016 - with the Orchestra performing Chaplin's score live, conducted by Timothy Brock, who restored the score for live performance - and Disney's FANTASIA, May 20-21, 2016 - in which selections from Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 will be screened as the Orchestra performs the music live, led by Assistant Conductor Joshua Gersen, in honor of Fantasia's 75th anniversary. (more...)

Charles Dorfman, Carley Stenson & More to Star in Neil LaBute's SOME GIRL(S) at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Following their debut production Miss Julie, Buckland Theatre Company has today announced casting for Some Girl(s). Written by multi Tony Award nominated Neil LaBute, Some Girl(s) will be Buckland's first play in PARK90 at the Park Theatre, London which will be the company's home in 2016. Some Girl(s) will play 14 July - 6 August with a press night on 19 July. (more...)

DADDY LONG LEGS, AMERICAN SON & More Set for George Street Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

George Street Playhouse Artistic Director David Saint has announced the slate of plays scheduled for the New Brunswick theatre's 2016-17 five-play season. George Street's 43rd season begins in October and will feature five extraordinary productions, including: Mama's Boy, a chilling glimpse into the home life of Lee Harvey Oswald; American Son, a Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award-winner about the racial divide; Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews, a comedic take on family, faith and legacy; and Daddy Long Legs, a romantic musical based on a classic novel. A fifth production will be announced at a later date. (more...)

DISASTER! Cast Will Reunite to Record Cast Album; Release Set for September 9
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The company of the critically acclaimed musical comedy Disaster! will reunite to record the original Broadway cast album on Monday, May 16.  The cast recording will be released by Broadway Records onFriday, September 9, 2016. The album is produced by Michael Croiter, Bart Migal and Seth Rudetsky, with executive producers Hunter Arnold, Robert Ahrens, Carl Daikeler, Sandi Moran and Daniel Rafinejad. The album is now available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and on Amazon. (more...)

Birmingham Repertory Theatre Sets Autumn, Winter 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Birmingham Repertory Theatre today announces its new season of work for Autumn and Winter 2016, including three world premieres alongside a dynamic programme of new stagings of classic plays and brilliant stories. It also announces a new initiative, Furnace, which furthers The REP's commitment to making world class theatre with and for people across Birmingham. (more...)

Ben Jeffrey of Broadway's ALADDIN to Perform Benefit Concert for Gateway Center, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Ben Jeffrey, Broadway star of The Lion King and Aladdin, will perform a one-night-only concert to benefit Gateway Center for Performing Arts on Friday, June 10th at 6:30 pm.  Jeffrey, who is a Guest Artist in GCPA's Summer Master Class Series, will perform family friendly repertoire and be joined onstage by special guests, including performers from the casts of Aladdin KIDS!, GCPA's summer production for Grades K-4th.  The performance will be at the Emerson Theatre at Harris Stowe. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children (children age 2 and under who can sit on the lap of an adult may attend the concert for free). Ticket price includes a meet-and-greet after the performance and are available at: http://www.gcpastl.org/tickets (more...)

Sian Polhill-Thomas, Luke Shaw & More to Star in VASSA ZHELEZNOVA at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Casting has been confirmed for the world premiere of a new version of Maxim Gorky's Vassa Zheleznova, coming to Southwark Playhouse. The production will run Wednesday 15 June - Saturday 9 July 2016, with an official opening scheduled for Friday, 17 June 2016 at 8pm. (more...)

Andre De Shields to Guest Star in WOZ: A ROCK CABARET at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Joining the original cast as the Wizard is Tony Award-nominated actor Andre De Shields, Broadway's original 'The Wiz' (1975). (more...)

Universal Fast Tracks Anna Kendrick-Led PITCH PERFECT 3
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2016

Universal has moved up the release date of PITCH PERFECT 3, starring Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson. (more...)

Broadway's DISASTER! Brings the Storm to the Great White Way Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Broadway's new musical comedy DISASTER!, directed by Jack Plotnick with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, officially opens tonight, March 8, 2016, for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3, 2016. (more...)

Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and Clarke Thorell Join SLEEPY HOLLOW Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

SLEEPY HOLLOW by Hunter Foster & Paul Gordon is set for the New Musicals at 54 series, continuing at Feinstein's/54 Below tonight, March 8, at 7 p.m. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 7-13, Featuring Bianca Marroquin, Laura Osnes, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Mar 6, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Josh Young Sings Andrew Lloyd Webber; New Musicals at 54: Sleepy Hollow by Hunter Foster & Paul Gordon; Bianca Marroquin at 54 Below; Katie Rose Clarke at 54 Below; and The Broadway Princess Party Featuring Laura Osnes. (more...)

THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond, including Laura Osnes at THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

The Trial Begins... Meet the Full Cast of THE CRUCIBLE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 31, 2016

The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, starring Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, opens tonight, March 31, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48 Street. Scroll down to learn more about the full company! (more...)

Montana Repertory Theatre Presents the 2016 Educational Outreach Tour of¬†BRONT√č TO THE FUTURE!¬†
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Montana Repertory Theatre presents the 2016 Educational Outreach Tour of¬†BRONT√č TO THE FUTURE!¬†by Laramie Dean. (more...)

The Barn Players Presents JANE EYRE, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

The Barn Players presents Jane Eyre, Book by John Caird, Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon, Additional Lyrics by John Caird.  Based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte, directed by Jeannette Bonjour, with Musical Direction by Baker Purdon.  April 15 - May 1, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: A Sweet and Dark MATLIDA THE MUSICAL
by Misha Davenport - Mar 25, 2016

Sound problems mar an otherwise spectacular tour. (more...)

2016 Applause Awards Date Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts announces the ceremony date for the 2016 Applause Awards, taking place in the Walt Disney Theater on June 5, 2016.  Tickets for the awards showcase celebrating excellence in local high school musical theater are $18.00 and may be purchased by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are also available by calling 844.513.2014 or online at drphillipscenter.org. Online and phone ticket purchases include handling fees. (more...)

Dear Friends! Meet the Full Cast of SHE LOVES ME, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 17, 2016

Laura Benanti (Amalia), Zachary Levi (Georg), Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Michael McGrath (Sipos), Jane Krakowski (Ilona) and Byron Jennings (Maraczek) star in Roundabout's new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. SHE LOVES ME officially opens tonight, March 17, 2016, and runs through July 10, 2016 at Studio 54 on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

New, Swashbuckling Adaptation of CYRANO to Play TheatreWorks This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2015/2016 season with the Regional Premiere of the dazzling romance, CYRANO, a new sprightly adaptation by Michael Hollinger (Opus) and Aaron Posner (My Name is Asher Lev, The Chosen) of Edmond Rostand's classic Cyrano de Bergerac. (more...)

'LITTLE SHOP,' DISGRACED & More Set for Cincinnati Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Artistic Director Blake Robison announced the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2016-17 season today with a richly layered collection of world premieres, a joyously entertaining musical, adaptations of beloved novels, a comedy-tinged detective caper, new and classic dramas, a salute to a bestselling Ohio author and the return of The Second City with a holiday-themed revue. The Playhouse is celebrating its 57th season as the region's preeminent professional theatre and Robison's fifth season as artistic director. (more...)

PRIDE & PREJUDICE, Judy Gold, Laura Osnes and More Set for This March at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

This March, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com for 2/21/2016 - 2/28/2016
by BWW - Feb 28, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com from 2/21/2016 - 2/28/2016. (more...)

Matt Doyle to Star in Hunter Foster & Paul Gordon's SLEEPY HOLLOW as Part of 'New Musicals at 54' Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Based on the novel by Washington Irving, Sleepy Hollow is a fresh musical take on the legendary story of Ichabod Crane. Crane is an English schoolmaster who is sent to a Dutch village to teach, but discovers that not all is what it seems in this sleepy little town: people may be disappearing one by one. Legend has it that the victims are taken by a Headless Horseman... Join us for a concert version of this dark and thrilling new musical, showing us that sometimes the darkest monsters are the ones that lie within. (more...)

National Portrait Gallery to Display Charlotte Bront√ę Exhibit, 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

A major display of personal items,¬†original manuscripts and works of art¬†to mark the 200th¬†anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Bront√ę, author of¬†Jane Eyre,¬†opens at the National Portrait Gallery today, Monday 22February.¬† (more...)

HCTO to Stage JANE EYRE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

?Charlotte Bronte's classic love story will come to life at Hale Center Theater Orem with our production of Jane Eyre. With music to touch your heart, this musical drama tells the story of a young girl named JANE, who endures a cruel upbringing before she is sent away to attend Lowood School for Girls. After eight years, she leaves school to work as a governess for EDWARD ROCHESTER, which begins her passionate, heart-wrenching journey of love and loss. Jane Eyre is a beautiful piece that touches both the mind and the heart, and you don't want to miss it. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - WGN America Reveals Teaser Trailer & Premiere Date for New Season of SALEM
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

WGN America announced today that the much-anticipated third season of the supernatural thriller SALEM will premiere this fall during Halloween week. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Third Season of WGN's SALEM to Premiere This Halloween; First Teaser Released!
by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2016

WGN America announced today that the much-anticipated third season of the supernatural thriller ¬ďSalem¬Ē will premiere this fall during Halloween week.¬†¬† The network also released an intense new teaser trailer for the upcoming season currently in production in Shreveport, LA.¬† ¬ďSalem¬Ē continues¬†its bloody, sexy and fantastical reimagining of Colonial America, with renowned recording artist Marilyn Mason, who guest stars in the upcoming season as the bloody barber surgeon Thomas Dinley.¬† (more...)

Olivier Awards 2016: Hits and Misses
by Marianka Swain - Apr 4, 2016

As expected, the 40th anniversary Olivier Awards showered trophies on the sensational Gypsy. Imelda Staunton and Lara Pulver's performances and Mark Henderson's lighting were recognised, and the production took Best Musical Revival. But there were surprises elsewhere, with starry shows like Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet going home empty-handed, Nicole Kidman losing out in the Best Actress race, and an underdog win for Pat Kinevane and Fishamble's Silent at Soho Theatre - all welcome given concerns that changes to the Oliviers voting process might favour long-running West End shows and/or A-listers Here are some of the night's major hits and misses. (more...)

Barn Players Presents JANE EYRE, Starting 4/15
by Louisa Brady - Apr 3, 2016

"Jane Eyre" is a musical drama based on the classic novel by Charlotte Bronte - it premiered on Broadway in 2000 and received five Tony Awards, including "Best Musical". The Barn Players will present the musical opening Friday, April 15th through Sunday May 1st at the Barn Players Theatre, 6219 Martway in Mission. The play is rated "PG" and features husband and wife, Alisha and Matt Richardson, in starring roles; Alisha as Jane Eyre and Matt as Rochester. (more...)

Photo: First Look - Will Swenson Is DISASTER!'s New Tony Delvecchio!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Disaster! co-writer and star Seth Rudetsky took to Facebook today to share a first look at Swenson at his DISASTER put-in rehearsal (more...)

Tony Nominee Will Swenson Joins DISASTER! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (Hair, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will assume the role of Tony Delvecchio for nine performances only in Broadway's critically acclaimed musical comedy Disaster! beginning performances tonight, April 29, through Friday, May 6 at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). (more...)

BWW Review: JANE EYRE at Hale Center Theater Orem is Engaging and Uplifting
by Tyler Hinton - Apr 28, 2016

Hale Center Theater Orem's production of the Broadway musical adaptation of Jane Eyre engages the senses and uplifts the soul. (more...)

Tony Nominee Will Swenson to Join DISASTER! On Broadway for 9 Shows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (Hair, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will assume the role of Tony Delvecchio for nine performances only in Broadway's critically acclaimed musical comedy Disaster! beginning performances on Friday, April 29through Friday, May 6 at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). (more...)

Chester Theatre Company to Write Original Play for Donors of $100K or More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

With the 2016 season fast approaching, Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is thinking about the future. In an unusual fundraising campaign, the company is offering to write an original play for any donor of $100,000 or more, to be mounted in a future season at Chester's Historic Town Hall on 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA. (more...)

First Look - Anna Kendrick Reveals Cover Art for Her New Book 'Scrappy Little Nobody'
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Today, Anna Kendrick took to Twitter to share a first look at cover art for her upcoming book 'Scrappy Little Nobody.'Joked THE PITCH PERFECT star, 'I have a book!! Why would anyone let me do this!?' (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com for 4/17/2016 - 4/24/2016
by BWW - Apr 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com from 4/17/2016 - 4/24/2016. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/22; World Premiere of SENDER in Chicago, SPAMALOT in St. Petersburg and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 22, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Chicago, St. Petersburg, Sydney and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the World Premiere of Ike Holter's SENDER in Chicago, SPAMALOT in St. Petersburg, and SHUT UP AND DRIVE in Sydney, just to name a few. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Northern Ballet's JANE EYRE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Join one of literature's most iconic heroines on a journey of courage, romance and tragedy with the World Premiere tour of Northern Ballet's Jane Eyre. Based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte and performed during the 200th anniversary of her birth, Northern Ballet will bring this beautiful love story to life at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from 10 - 11 June 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the dancers in rehearsal below! (more...)

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre & More to Celebrate Artsfest
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre has teamed with the University of Wolverhampton, the Arena Theatre and other arts organisations within the city to celebrate Artsfest - a festival of arts and culture within Wolverhampton and surrounding areas from Monday 2 May - Friday 24 June 2016. (more...)

STONE SOUP and More Set for Point Park University's Playhouse Jr. Summer Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Playhouse Jr., Point Park University's professional quality children's theatre company, will be wrapping up the 2015-2016 season and kicking off the summer with two unique and entertaining shows for children of all ages. (more...)

BWW Review: JANE EYRE THE MUSICAL at Barn Players
by Alan Portner - Apr 18, 2016

Complicated piece of theater requires audience go along for the ride (more...)

Thandie Newton's PERFORMANCE OF JANE EYRE Now Available at Audible
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Audible Studios, a production arm of Audible.com, today announced the release of acclaimed stage and screen actress Thandie Newton's audio interpretation of Charlotte Bront√ę's beloved novel Jane Eyre. Two centuries after Bront√ę was born, this intimate enactment of her most enduring work is now available for download at audible.com/JaneEyre. (more...)

Books-A-Million Experts Release Top Picks for April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

April showers bring many hours indoors, which is the perfect time to curl up with a good book! Industry experts with Books-A-Million have released their top picks of rainy day must-reads for the month. From chilling memoirs to magical fantasies, these books are perfect to soak up all April long! (more...)

NY Phil Announces Spring Film Programs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The New York Philharmonic will present three film music programs in May 2016: a complete screening of Charlie Chaplin's City Lights, May 19, 2016, with the Orchestra performing Chaplin's score live, conducted by Timothy Brock, who restored the score for live performance; Disney Fantasia Live in Concert, May 20-21, 2016, in honor of Fantasia's 75th anniversary, in which scenes from Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 will be screened as the Orchestra performs the music live, led by Assistant Conductor Joshua Gersen; and the Spring Gala, A John Williams Celebration, May 24, 2016, with the Orchestra performing music from the Oscar-winning film composer's iconic scores, led by David Newman, along with clips from select films. (more...)

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