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Wichita Center for the Arts (Wichita, KS, )
9112 East Central
Wichita, KS,

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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.

Photo Flash: GYPSY Opens at Music Theatre of Connecticut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, will open its 30th Anniversary Season with a revamped production of "Gypsy." The season-opener will run September 9-25. Staged in a cozy 110-seat theatre, this production of "Gypsy" offers audience members the intimacy of a local theatre with the professionalism of Broadway -- an experience only MTC MainStage can provide. (more...)

Salisbury Playhouse and Living Spit to Stage FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Salisbury Playhouse and Bristol-based Living Spit present a new comedy adaptation with songs of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. (more...)

First Look - WGN Shares Key Art for Season 3 of Supernatural Thriller SALEM
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

In anticipation of the season three premiere of WGN America's hit supernatural thriller SALEM, the network has released the official key art in addition to announcing that the show will air at 9 pm ET/PT on Wednesday, November 2. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Audiences are in for an outrageously hilarious time as Geva Theatre Center presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with a book by Bert Shevelove and Larry Gelbart and music and lyrics byStephen Sondheim and directed by Melissa Rain Anderson in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from October 4 through November 6. (more...)

Olivia Williams & Harry Lloyd Sign On to Starz Spy Thriller COUNTERPART
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Starz announced today that Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense, Hyde Park on Hudson, 'Manhattan') and Harry Lloyd (The Theory of Everything, Jane Eyre, 'Manhattan') will star opposite Oscar(R) winner JK Simmons (Whiplash, The Accountant, Juno) in the espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist, COUNTERPART (more...)

Cardboard Citizens Announces Full Details for their Tour of CATHY COME HOME Inspired Production
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Following their one-off theatrical re-staging of Ken Loach's seminal work Cathy Come Home at the Barbican in July of this year, the award-winning theatre company Cardboard Citizens has announced a brand new touring production for October, Cathy, based around similar themes. This year marks the marks the both 50th anniversary of Loach's film and the 25th anniversary of the theatre company who work making theatre with and for homeless people.  (more...)

Louis Karchn's JANE EYRE to be Staged at The Kaye Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Louis Karchin's Jane Eyre, a full-length opera in three acts with a libretto by Diane Osen based on Charlotte Bronte's novel, will receive its world premiere on Thursday, October 20, 7:30pm with a second performance on Saturday, October 22, 8pm at The Kaye Playhouse (Hunter College).  Jane Eyre is Karchin's second opera, composed in 2014, following his critically acclaimed one-act comic opera Romulus.   The work draws on a cast of 9 singers, an orchestra of 34 musicians, and chorus.  The production coincides with the 200th anniversary year of the birth of writer Charlotte Bronte. (more...)

Production Begins on Stephen Frears' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, Starring Judi Dench
by Movies News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Production has begun on Working Title Films' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, to which Focus Features holds worldwide rights as part of the company's renewed global initiative. (more...)

Royal Court Announces Casting for THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay have been cast in Lucy Kirkwood's new play The Children which runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 17 November 2016 - 14 January 2017 with Press Night on Thursday 24 November. Directed by James Macdonald. With design by Miriam Buether and lighting design by Peter Mumford. "At our time of life, we simply cannot deal with this shit."  (more...)

Ruth Wilson Stars in HEDDA GABLER in New National Theatre Season
by Marianka Swain - Sep 2, 2016

Ruth Wilson takes the title role in HEDDA GABLER in a new version by Patrick Marber, directed by Ivo van Hove, in the new National Theatre season. The production previews from 5 December. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Hypocrites Presents YOU ON THE MOORS NOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

The Hypocrites is pleased to launch its 2016-17 season with the Chicago premiere of YOU ON THE MOORS NOW, Jaclyn Backhaus's comical mash-up of mythology and 19th century literary heroines, directed by Devon de Mayo. YOU ON THE MOORS NOW will play September 9 - October 30, 2016 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Single tickets and season subscription packages are currently available at  The press opening is Sunday, September 18 at 7 pm. (more...)

Theatreworks Silicon Valley Presents DADDY LONG LEGS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

 TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with an enchanting musical romance for the holidays Daddy Long Legs. Originally premiered by TheatreWorks in 2010, Daddy Long Legs went on to national productions, making its New York debut last season where it became the first ever Broadway or off-Broadway production to be live-streamed. (more...)

Photo Flash: a Preview of the Marlowe, Canterbury's Upcoming Celebrations
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

STAR acts have been confirmed for The Marlowe Theatre's fifth anniversary gala next month (October). There will be performances from the National Theatre (War Horse), the Royal Shakespeare Company (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Northern Ballet (Jane Eyre), and Zoo Nation Youth Company. Also in the line up are the Philharmonia, The Marlowe's resident orchestra, poet Lemn Sissay, and scenes from West End musicals (to be announced). Pantomime will be represented by Ben Roddy, the evening's host, Stephen Mulhern, and Phil Gallagher. (more...)

National Theatre, RSC, Northern Ballet and More to Perform at The Marlowe Theatre's 50th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Star acts have been confirmed for The Marlowe Theatre's fifth anniversary gala next month. (more...)

National Theatre Live Presents FRANKENSTEIN, HAMLET and WAR HORSE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

National Theatre Live¬†is thrilled to bring three of its most popular titles back to cinemas this fall ¬Ė¬†Academy Award nominee¬†Benedict Cumberbatch¬†and ¬ďElementary¬Ē star¬†Jonny Lee Miller¬†in¬†Frankenstein¬†on¬†October 25; Cumberbatch in¬†Hamlet¬†on¬†November 15; and the celebrated National Theatre production of¬†War Horse¬†on¬†December 6.¬†For more information, visit¬† (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Other Palace Announces 2017 Season
by Marianka Swain - Oct 7, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber today announces plans for The Other Palace, the newest addition to The Really Useful Theatres Group. The Other Palace is situated less than 100 yards from Buckingham Palace and close to the Victoria Palace, hence its name. (more...)

Fellini's Oscar-winning LA STRADA Comes to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Kenny Wax Ltd in association with Cambridge Arts Theatre & Bristol Old Vic present  The Belgrade Theatre Coventry's Production  Based on the subject and script work by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano and Tullio Pinelli Directed by Sally Cookson, Composed by Benji Bower. (more...)

VIDEO: WGN America Shares First Look at Season Three of SALEM
by - Oct 6, 2016

WGN America has released a behind-the-scenes first-look at season three of the hit supernatural thriller SALEM, featuring never-been-seen footage and commentary from the cast, including renowned recording artist Marilyn Mason on his role this season as the bloody barber surgeon Thomas Dinley. (more...)

One Night Only 30th Anniversary Celebration for MTC in Norwalk
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, celebrates their 30th anniversary with a one night only evening of food, drink and entertainment. The 30th Anniversary Celebration is set for Saturday, October 15, with food and drink at 6:30pm, followed by a performance in MTC's cozy 110-seat theatre. Tickets are extremely limited and proceeds benefit MTC and its programming. (more...)

All-New Chicago Cast Set for Regional Debut of MEN ON BOATS at ATC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) announces casting for its regional premiere of Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus, Jan. 6-Feb. 12, 2017, immediately following the production's acclaimed Off Broadway run directed by ATC Artistic Director Will Davis at Playwrights Horizons. Davis also helms the ATC production, with an all new Chicago cast. (more...)

Oratorio Society of New York to Open Season with Mozart 'Great' Mass at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Oratorio Society of New York fulfills its role as New York's champion of the grand choral tradition with the opening program of its 2016-17 season:  Mozart's "Great" Mass in C Minor, written to celebrate the composer's marriage, and Bruckner's Te Deum, a gem of a 19th-century choral masterwork that Bruckner called "the pride of my life." (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre Center's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Audiences are in for an outrageously hilarious time as Geva Theatre Center presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with a book by Bert Shevelove and Larry Gelbart and music and lyrics byStephen Sondheim and directed by Melissa Rain Anderson in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from tonight, October 4, through November 6. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Nigel Barrett to Play 'Big Bad Wolf' in BADDIES: THE MUSICAL at Unicorn; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Full casting is announced on Baddies: the Musical, which returns for Christmas with new staging and choreography from Caroline Pope, this follows last year's hugely successful and critically acclaimed sold-out run.  Artistic Director Purni Morell directs this deliciously artful and mischievously comic (anti) musical about fairytales much feared anti-heroes. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Season 3 of WGN America's Supernatural Thriller SALEM, Premiering 11/2
by TV News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Everything in SALEM has gone to hell when WGN America's hit supernatural thriller returns Halloween Week, Wednesday, November 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

The 2016 - 2017 Season Expands to Include the Addition of Performances at the Skokie Theatre, New Guest Hosts, New NEW FACES One Production Celebrating New Musicals and M
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing returning to Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway and debuting at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie. In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging musical talent now performing on Chicago stages. Each edition is a journey from the start to the finish of a entire musical season on Broadway, peppered with photos and films of the era in an exciting multimedia presentation with a favorite Chicago theatre veteran hosting and introducing the next generation of music theatre artists and acting as your guide through a past season on the Great White Way. Seating is general admission; tickets are $22, with no drink minimum and are available at (more...)

Michael Nyqvist, Nazanin Boniadi & More Join Cast of Starz's Spy Thriller COUNTERPART
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist stars Oscar(R) winner JK Simmons (Whiplash, The Accountant, Juno), Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense, Hyde Park on Hudson, 'Manhattan') and Harry Lloyd (The Theory of Everything, Jane Eyre, 'Manhattan'). (more...)

Edward James Hyland, Liv Rooth, Karen Ziemba and More to Lead OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, present Other People's Money, by Jerry Sterner, directed by Marc Bruni from November 23 through December 18 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck Theatre. (more...)

National Theatre Publishes Annual Review 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The National Theatre's Annual Review for 2015-16 details Rufus Norris' first year as Director of the National Theatre, with Lisa Burger as Executive Director. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Casting, Creative Team for PARADE IN CONCERT Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

???????WaterTower Theatre Managing Director Greg Patterson and Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Leigh Ervi today announced casting and creative team details for Parade in Concert, Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi, with Musical Direction by Scott Eckert. With Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and a Book by Alfred Uhry, Parade will play a special one-night only performance on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. (more...)

Redhouse Announces New Leadership Team
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Red House Arts Center Board of Directors and Search Committee is pleased to announce its new Leadership Team. Following an extensive search which included dozens of applicants from 17 states and 4 countries, Redhouse is thrilled to welcome this impressive organizational team. (more...)

Princess Grace Foundation-USA to Present Queen Latifah with Prince Rainier III Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA(PGF-USA) is proud to announce that award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer Queen Latifah will accept the prestigious Prince Rainier III Award for her outstanding contribution to the Arts and her exemplary give-back (more...)

Rufus Norris Announces New Work for the National Theatre in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

New work by Inua Ellams, Ya?l Farber, DC Moore, Lindsey Ferrentino and Nina Raine is announced today by Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre. Four world premieres and two European premieres are further announced as forthcoming productions for the National Theatre in 2017.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Marlowe 5 Celebrates 5th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Hundreds of people came to the venue for exhibitions, performances, tours and workshops, and the gala, which featured some of the shows seen at the theatre in the last five years, and those to come. There were appearances by the National Theatre's War Horse, the Royal Shakespeare Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Northern Ballet's Jane Eyre, and the musicals Chicago, Mamma Mia!, and The Bodyguard. Glyndebourne Opera, ZooNation Youth Company and the Philharmonia Orchestra were also represented. (more...)

Princess Grace Foundation-USA Announces 2016 Award Winners In Theater, Dance & Film
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) has announced the winners of the 2016 Princess Grace Awards.  The Annual Gala will continue the legacy of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco, who helped emerging artists pursue their artistic goals during Her lifetime.  In total, the Foundation is awarding over $1 million to artists in theater, dance, and film.   In the presence of Their Serene Highnesses The Prince and The Princess of Monaco, this year's Gala will be held at Cipriani 25 Broadway on October 24, 2016.  The evening will be co-chaired by Lisa and Richard Plepler, Sidney and Katia Toledano, and Gillian Murphy and Ethan Stiefel. Major Gala supporters include: Christian Dior Couture, as Presenting Sponsor and Mrs. Lily Safra as Crown Sponsor. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sanctuary! Watch Highlights from THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse presents the New England premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, on stage now to August 6, making The Playhouse one of the first regional theaters in the U.S. to stage this new musical. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park to Present A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY launches the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2016-17 season in a powerful, spectacularly theatrical way on the Robert S. Marx Theatre stage from Sept. 3 through Oct. 1. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - WGN Shares Teaser Trailer for SALEM Season Three
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

WGN America announced today that the highly anticipated season three of their spellbinding original drama series SALEM will premiere Halloween week, Wednesday, November 2. (more...)

WGN America Unveils First-Look Photo And Teaser Trailer Featuring 'Salem' Season Three Guest Star Marilyn Manson
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016


Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Casting for GOOD CANARY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces full casting for Zach Helm's Good Canary, directed by Award winning actor and director, John Malkovich. (more...)

Newly-Orchestrated Version of RAGTIME and More Set for Griffin Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to announce its 29th Season, featuring three productions exploring the American Dream. The 2016-17 season kicks off this fall with a rare revival of Maxwell Anderson's 1930s drama WINTERSET, directed by Ensemble Member Jonathan Berry (Pocatello, Balm in Gilead). The season continues next spring with the world premiere of IN TO AMERICA, a 400-year journey through the immigrant experience written by Artistic Director Bill Massolia (Letters Home) and directed by Dorothy Milne. The season concludes next summer with a newly-orchestrated (Matt Deitchman) chamber version of the Tony Award-winning musical RAGTIME, reimagined by director Scott Weinstein (Titanic, Bat Boy: The Musical) and featuring a cast of 20 actors. (more...)

Center for Contemporary Opera Announces Fall 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The Center for Contemporary Opera has announced its season of five operas, including two world premieres and three U.S. premieres, to take place this fall throughout New York City and Brooklyn.   (more...)

Tony-Winning CABARET Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Fall; Tickets on Sale This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that individual tickets for the Atlanta engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Sunday, August 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Anna Paquin, Allen Leech to Star in New CBC Drama Series BELLEVUE
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

CBC, Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Film Productions today announced that Academy¬ģ and Golden Globe¬ģ award-winning actress Anna Paquin (True Blood, Roots, Margaret, Alias Grace) will star in BELLEVUE (more...)

John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR to Play TheatreWorks This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 47th season with the regional premiere of a wry romantic comedy Outside Mullingar. (more...)

The University of Montana's Montana Repertory Theatre Presents Fall Educational Outreach Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The University of Montana's Montana Repertory Theatre proudly presents its Fall Educational Outreach Tour of Bronte to the Future. Written by playwright Laramie Dean, this funny and engaging comedy features Emily and Charlotte Bronte and their most beloved characters including Jane Eyre and Edward Rochester, and Catherine and Heathcliff as they travel forward in time to the future. Bronte? to the Future! is a mashup that places the Bronte?s' beloved Jane and Rochester and Catherine and Heathcliff in the world of today-and possibly tomorrow-while retaining all the romance and Gothic splendor of the original stories. (more...)

GYPSY to Open MTC MainStage's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, will open its 30th Anniversary Season with a revamped production of "Gypsy." The season-opener will run September 9-25. (more...)

Edward Fox To Star In New Betjeman Play SAND IN THE SANDWICHES
by Marianka Swain - Aug 23, 2016

Edward Fox is to star in a new play, Sand in the Sandwiches by Hugh Whitemore, which celebrates the life and work of John Betjeman. Directed by Gareth Armstrong, the production will premiere at Oxford Playhouse on 25 October 2016 followed by a UK tour visiting the Minerva Theatre Chichester, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse and culminating with a final performance at the Folkestone Book Festival on 24 November 2016. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Anthony Crivello Joins Kelli James for LEGENDS & LES MISERABLES at Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Theater Works is excited to announce an exclusive event with Broadway stars Kelli James, James May and special guest, Tony Award winner Anthony Crivello. J (more...)

Arkansas Repertory Theatre Names John Miller-Stephany Producing Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Arkansas Repertory Theatre announced today that John Miller-Stephany has been named the theatre's new Producing Artistic Director. He assumes his new role in mid-October. The announcement by Board Chair Brian Bush ends an extensive national search. (more...)

A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME and EMMA to Make NYC Debuts in York Theatre Company's 47th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the line-up for its 47th anniversary season at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's. (more...)

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