Photo Flash: Shaw's ARMS AND THE MAN Rounds Out ASC's Spring Repertory Season
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

The American Shakespeare Center's Spring Season production of ARMS AND THE MAN by George Bernard Shaw opened Friday, April 29, and runs through June 11 at the Blackfriars Playhouse, in Staunton, VA.  The production features Andrew Goldwasser as Captain Bluntschli, Zoe Speas as Raina Petkoff, and Josh Innerst as Sergius Saranoff. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Reverend Mary to Celebrate New Album THE MUSEMENTS in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Singer Mary Elizabeth Micari (a.k.a. Reverend Mary and her M Band) begins a series of live performances culminating with the release of her new album, The Musements. (more...)

Nashville Theater Mourns the Passing of Iconic Actor DAVID COMPTON
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 5, 2016

David Compton – one of the region's most accomplished and acclaimed and most beloved actors and directors – died early Wednesday morning, May 4, after a four-year battle with heart disease and cancer. He leaves his wife, Amanda Card Compton (whom he married on Tuesday, May 3, just hours before his death); his mother, Jo Compton of Badin, North Carolina; his sister Becky Compton Taylor; his brother Jim Compton; and countless other friends and family who are mourning his passing. (more...)

Black Theatre Live Announces Britain's First All-black HAMLET
by Marianka Swain - May 4, 2016

Black Theatre Live's fourth touring show will be Britain's first all-black HAMLET. This co-production with Watford Palace Theatre and Stratford Circus Arts Centre is directed by Jeffery Kissoon and will tour from September 2016. The eight-venue consortium's previous productions include Macbeth, She Called Me Mother and The Diary of a Hounslow Girl. (more...)

Smith Street Stage to Present Free Production of THE TEMPEST in Carroll Park
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The celebrated Brooklyn theatre company, Smith Street Stage, will return to Carroll Park to present its annual outdoor production of a play by William Shakespeare. This summer's production will be THE TEMPEST, playing from June 8 through 26. Admission is free. (more...)

Tarragon Theatre to Host 2016 Play Reading Week This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

We invite you to join us for Tarragon's annual Play Reading Week, an exciting celebration of plays-in-development by the talented playwrights associated with the theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and More in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir,Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Tony Sheldon and More in THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD at Goodspeed
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir,Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Hero Theatre to Close 2016-17 Season with THE CONDUCT OF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Hero Theatre announced today that the company will end its 2016-2017 season with a full production of The Conduct of Life by famed Cuban American playwright, Maria Irene Fornes. The production will star Nick Tarabay (Castle, Spartacus and Syfy's The Expanse), and will be directed by the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Theatre Center, Jose Luis Valenzuela. (more...)

BWW Review: OrangeMite Studios Is Doing the Best Shakespeare You Haven't Seen
by Marakay Rogers - May 28, 2016

Artistic director William Wolfgang runs an ambitious schedule for a community theatre: all Shakespeare, all the time. Area theatre veterans pitch in with high school students to make a barn in Dover the most happening place in the region. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Dame Judi Dench Discusses Shakespeare, Her Passion, CATS, Potential Broadway Return
by Matt Tamanini - May 27, 2016

Only some are able to ever identify their specific passion, far fewer are able to achieve, and only a select handful are able to make their passion their life's work; Judi Dench is one of those few. When I asked her why, despite a career spanning more than five and a half decades, and nearly every major acting award the world over, she continues to return to the plays of William Shakespeare, in a tone exceedingly gentle, yet slightly dismayed that the question need even be asked, she said, 'Cause that's my passion, Matt.' (more...)

OSF Receives $25,000 Shakespeare in American Communities Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is one of 40 nonprofit, professional theatre companies chosen to participate in the 2016-17 Shakespeare in American Communities program. OSF will receive a $25,000 grant award from Arts Midwest, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, in support of efforts to expose underserved students and teachers to the works of William Shakespeare. (more...)

Almeida to Broadcast Rupert Goold's RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, July 21
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Almeida will broadcast Artistic Director Rupert Goold's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, live to cinemas in the UK and around the world on 21 July. (more...)

BWW Review: Irondale Ensemble Powers Through 4 Shakespeare Greats in 1599
by Charles Quittner - May 26, 2016

Irondale Ensemble's 1599 tackles one of William Shakespeare's finest years with incredibly acted hour long adaptations of Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like it, and Hamlet. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Seasons at New King's Cross Temporary Theatre and in New York
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Artistic Director Josie Rourke and Executive Producer Kate Pakenham announce today that the Donmar Warehouse will launch two ambitious seasons of work in London's King's Cross and in New York. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Project Shaw Presents CEASAR AND CLEOPATRA
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 24, 2016

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continues its 11th Season with its 113th concert presentation with George Bernard Shaw's CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA last night at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special night below! (more...)

NSU Theatre Company & The Limbic System, Inc. to Present CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

NSU Theatre Company, in collaboration with The Limbic System, Inc., a project of Patrick Mullins, is pleased to announce their co-production, Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney, a "stirring and stylishly told drama, Tarell Alvin McCraney cannily explores race and sexuality and the graces and gravity of history.' -NY Daily News. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Sets 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In Theatr Clwyd's 40th anniversary year, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her Theatr Clwyd directorial debut production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Harvey directs Lisa Palfrey in the role of Beatrice and John Ramm as Benedict. They are joined by David Bark-Jones, Jonathan Harden, Sian Howard, Nakay Kpaka, Steven Meo, Catherin Morris, Lowri Palfrey, Kerry Peers, and Sion Pritchard. (more...)

BWW Interview: Patrick Page is Ruling the Underworld Downtown in NYTW's HADESTOWN
by Nicole Rosky - May 22, 2016

He's taken on Scar, Claude Frollo, the Green Goblin, and the Grinch... but his past characters are not all that bad (at least he doesn't see it that way). Now Patrick Page is back on stage at New York Theatre Workshop and this time it's all about the underworld. (more...)

Bedlam to Return to Cambridge with Two Versions of TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present Bedlam performing their two version of TWELFTH NIGHT: TWELFTH NIGHT (or WHAT YOU WILL) and WHAT YOU WILL (or TWELFTH NIGHT). Both plays are the text of TWELFTH NIGHT written by William Shakespeare. (more...)

West End's SUNNY AFTERNOON Now Booking Into October 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Due to public demand, the multi-Olivier award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON has announced another extension to its West End run, until 29 October 2016. The extension will take the show's West End run past the two year mark. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and Gregory Treco in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir, Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger.  BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek below! (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...)

Cast Announced For Mike Bartlett's WILD at Hampstead Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 17, 2016

The world premiere of Mike Bartlett's darkly comic new play WILD, directed by James Macdonald, will star Jack Farthing, Caoilfhionn Dunne and John Mackay. The production previews from June 10 and runs until July 16 on the Hampstead's main stage. (more...)

Gloucester Stage Company to Open 37th Season with LETTICE AND LOVAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company kicks off the 37th season of producing professional theater on Cape Ann with Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage opening on May 19 and running through June 11 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (more...)

New Cast Begins Rehearsals for 1984 - Rosie Ede, Andrew Gower, Joshua Higgott and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

An entirely new cast has started rehearsals for Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's adaptation of 1984. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's A SONG AT TWILIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 54th season kicks off in high style with Noel Coward's final and semi-autobiographical play, A SONG AT TWILIGHT. Performances began May 11 and continue through May 29 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Listen to a New Track from LAILA: THE MUSICAL, Coming to Queens Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Laila: The Musical, presented by Rifco, will be at the Queens Theatre in Hornchurch from May 17-21 as part of its UK tour.  Preview a song from the show below! (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater to Close 17th Season with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAY
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Cutting Ball Theater closes its 17th season, dedicated to dreams, with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAY. (more...)

Bowie Community Theatre to Stage A TOMB WITH A VIEW
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Bowie Community Theatre will present A TOMB WITH A VIEW by Norman Robbins. (more...)

Fun House Theatre and Film to Present HOUSE OF BARD'S, 6/16-20
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Fun House Theatre and Film embarks on a unique collaborative project as part of their 2016 season of Politics Through the Proscenium with HOUSE OF BARD'S. Under the direction of Andy Baldwin, a cast of 9 young actors ranging in age from 12-18 tackle some of The Bard's most complex works in a completely new format and context, June 16-20. (more...)

Shoreditch Town Hall Sets 2016 Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

With Shoreditch Town Hall preparing for next month's UK premiere of Andrew Schneider's highly acclaimed YOUARENOWHERE, the venue today announces an eclectic autumn season of high quality, cutting edge theatre, performance, music and comedy. (more...)

Jude Law Stars in Ivo van Hove's OBSESSION at the Barbican in 2017
by Marianka Swain - May 10, 2016

Jude Law returns to the stage in April 2017 to star in the world premiere of OBSESSION, a stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti's 1943 film. It's part of Ivo van Hove's Toneelgroep Amsterdam Barbican residency, which also includes the return of their ROMAN TRAGEDIES and a double bill based on Ingmar Bergman films. All four plays will be directed by van Hove. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's THE FATHER and A DOLL'S HOUSE Begin Previews This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Previews begin Sunday, May 1, at 7:30pm for Theatre for a New Audience's production of August Strindberg's The Father in a new version by Scottish author David Greig commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience and Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30pm for A Doll's House in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937.  The plays, both directed by Arin Arbus, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience, feature Maggie Lacey as Nora in A Doll's House and as Laura in The Father and John Douglas Thompson as Thorwald in A Doll's House and the Captain in The Father. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Theatre Royal Plymouth's MONSTER RAVING LOONY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Simon Stokes, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Plymouth, today announces full cast for the London run of Monster Raving Loony. Samuel James reprises his role as Screaming Lord Sutch, alongside original cast members including Joseph Alessi, Joanna Brookes, Jack Brown, and composer/musician Tom Attwood and they are joined by Vivienne Acheampong who completes the cast for the London run. Set & Costume Design is by Bob Bailey with lighting design by Chahine Yavroyan, audio visual design by Duncan McLean and sound design by Gregory Clarke.  Guest Director is Cal McCrystal (with a trademark bravura farce contribution). (more...)

Damien Molony Joins Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in NO MAN'S LAND - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

It is announced today that Damien Molony, best known for his roles in BBC's Being Human and Ripper Street, will play the role of 'Foster' in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, completing casting for the play. Molony joins the previously announced Ian McKellen as 'Spooner', Patrick Stewart as 'Hirst' and Owen Teale as 'Briggs' in Sean Mathias' production, which will tour venues across the UK from 3 August prior to a limited engagement at London's Wyndham's Theatre from 8 September. (more...)

Canned Rice Productions Brings VACANCY to the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Canned Rice Productions will debut a new romantic tragicomedy, VACANCY, a 50-minute physical theatre piece created by and starring real-life couple Richard Wright-Firth and Candice van Litsenborgh. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting new 'revisal' of the sweeping saga Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON. Featuring an all-new book by Pulitzer Prize nominee John Marans, this show has taken an incredible journey over the last five years from developmental workshops to The 5th Avenue stage this season. And BroadwayWorld is happy to report that the company has just announced the full cast and creative team. (more...)

Encore Season of FROM THE HEART for Alexander Bar Upstairs Theatre this May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Canned Rice Productions and Shannyn Fourie's show about country music legend June Carter Cash and her husband, Johnny, will return to the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre for an encore season this May. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Red Bull Theater's SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL Celebrates Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 25, 2016

Red Bull Theater's production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, directed by Marc Vietor, opened just last night, April 24.  BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special night below! (more...)

The Drama League Reveals Recipients of 2016 Directors Project Fellowships
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The Drama League has announced the 11 stage directors who have been selected as the 2016 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project: Noa Egozi, Drew Feldman, Sara Holdren, Candis Jones, Yavor Kostov, Katie Lupica, James Palmer, Jesca Prudencio, Ilana Ransom Toeplitz, Chloe Treat, Shaun Patrick Tubbs. More information can be found at www.dramaleague.org (more...)

Photo Flash: TUCK EVERLASTING, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and More Take Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's edition features backstage reading with Max von Essen, a little glimpse at Carolee Carmello's intermission exercise routine, the touring cast of ONCE finally mastering their instruments, and more! (more...)

Two-Time Olivier Nominee to Star in World Premiere of KENNY MORGAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

February 1949. The tenants of a boarding house in Camden Town, alerted by a smell of gas coming from one of the rooms, discover a young man lying unconscious, and signs of what might be a botched suicide attempt. In an attempt to make contact with the victim's family or friends, they decide to telephone the first person listed in his book of personal telephone numbers. It is the celebrated playwright Terence Rattigan.... (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' at the Taper
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2016

Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks' poignant new drama, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) opened last weekend, April 17, at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Jo Bonney, the West Coast premiere of 'Father Comes Home...' plays through May 15. Click below to watch a trailer for the show! (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Samir Bhamra on BRING ON THE BOLLYWOOD
by Jenny Ell - Apr 22, 2016

With the rise of shows like Bombay Dreams and the smash-hit West End musical Bend It Like Beckham ushering in a new dawn for the British musical, the nation's appetite for Bollywood spectacle shows no signs of slowing. It is from this rich cinematic culture that life-long Bollywood fan and Theatre Director Samir Bhamra drew inspiration for his latest musical mash-up, Bring On The Bollywood. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE CRUCIBLE's Jenny Jules
by Adam Jay - Apr 22, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Jenny Jules, who stars as 'Tituba' in THE CRUCIBLE, playing at the Walter Kerr Theatre. (more...)

Shakespeare 2016: How Might The Bard Cast America's Presidential Hopefuls?
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

A clever essay casts Donald Trump in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and Hillary Clinton in HENRY IV, PART 2. (more...)

Harris Yulin and Sheria Irving to Lead Project Shaw's CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continues its 11th Season when it presents its 113th concert presentation with George Bernard Shaw's CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA on Monday, May 23 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). (more...)

STNJ to Open 54th Season with A SONG AT TWILIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 54th season kicks off in high style with Noel Coward's final and semi-autobiographical play, A Song At Twilight.  (more...)

Drag, Shakespeare and More Slated for CoHo's Summerfest 2016; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

CoHo has announced its Summerfest 2016 lineup. Four shows in four weekends will feature an unknown drag legend, a masked Shakespearean fanfic, an acrobatic Downton Abbey, and laughable panic attacks. (more...)

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