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Full Cast Set for Lucy Prebble's THE EFFECT at Sheffield TheatresFull Cast Set for Lucy Prebble's THE EFFECT at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

With Tamara Harvey's production of Pride &Prejudice to open shortly in the Crucible, Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the cast for his production of Lucy Prebble's The Effect - Stuart Bunce (Toby), Priyanga Burford (Dr James), Ophelia Lovibond (Connie), Henry Pettigrew (Tristan). The production opens on 30 June, with previews from 25 June, and runs until 18 July. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/7/2015 - Let There Be Light! AN ACT OF GOD Begins on Broadway and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/7/2015 - Let There Be Light! AN ACT OF GOD Begins on Broadway and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 7, 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: Let there be light! AN ACT OF GOD begins on Broadway and more! (more...)

Yussef El Guindi's THREESOME World Premiere to Run 6/5-28 at ACTYussef El Guindi's THREESOME World Premiere to Run 6/5-28 at ACT
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Award-winning local playwright Yussef El Guindi (Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World; Ramayana) returns to ACT with a new play that weaves issues ripped from world headlines into an intimate and personal story. Co-Produced by Portland Center Stage and ACT, THREESOME is directed by Chris Coleman and will soon premiere Off-Broadway. (more...)

BWW Special Coverage: Everyman Theatre Announces 25th Anniversary Season...Its Biggest Season YetBWW Special Coverage: Everyman Theatre Announces 25th Anniversary Season...Its Biggest Season Yet
by Charles Shubow - May 7, 2015

Artistic Director Vince Lancisi has brought a superb selection of plays for 2015-16. (more...)

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama to Present SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, 5/30-6/6UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama to Present SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, 5/30-6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents Sweet Smell of Success May 30 - June 6, 2015 in the Claire Trevor Theatre. (more...)

Stratford Festival HD Bringing ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA to Cinemas This MonthStratford Festival HD Bringing ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA to Cinemas This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

The Stratford Festival HD stage to screen event series returns to U.S. cinemas on Thursday, May 21 with the Stratford Festival production of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, the steamy story of a midlife affair that shook the foundations of the ancient world comes to vivid life. Starring Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh as the powerful rulers whose insatiable love leads to the greatest of tragedies, Antony and Cleopatra is directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for LUNA GALE at Hampstead TheatreFull Cast Announced for LUNA GALE at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Sharon Small, Corey Johnson and Rachel Redford will be joined by Alexander Arnold, Caroline Faber, Ed Hughes and Abigail Rose in the UK Premiere of Luna Gale, in a cast which features both outstanding established performers and exciting new talent.  (more...)

Derrick Baskin, Nicholas Christopher & More Join Sherie Rene Scott in WHORL INSIDE A LOOP at Second StageDerrick Baskin, Nicholas Christopher & More Join Sherie Rene Scott in WHORL INSIDE A LOOP at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming world premiere production of WHORL INSIDE A LOOP, a new play by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott, co-directed by Michael Mayer and Mr. Scanlan, the creative team behind the Tony-nominated, critically acclaimed hit, Everyday Rapture, which had its world premiere at Second Stage Theatre in 2009. (more...)

MY PERFECT MIND Set for 2015 Brits Off Broadway Festival at 59E59 TheatersMY PERFECT MIND Set for 2015 Brits Off Broadway Festival at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome acclaimed actor Edward Petherbridge to Brits Off Broadway in MY PERFECT MIND, created by Told by an Idiot, written by Kathryn Hunter, Paul Hunter and Edward Petherbridge, directed by Kathryn Hunter. Produced by Told by an Idiot, Young Vic, and Theatre Royal Plymouth, MY PERFECT MIND begins performances on Wednesday, June 10 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 28.  Press opening is Tuesday, June 16 at 7 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; and Sunday at 3 PM. Please note, there is an additional performance on Sunday, June 21 at 7 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Sabrina Mahfouz's CHEF to Transfer to London This JuneSabrina Mahfouz's CHEF to Transfer to London This June
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Winner of an Edinburgh Fringe First 2014 and The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence, Sabrina Mahfouz's highly acclaimed Chef starring Jade Anouka now comes to London's Soho Theatre - Upstairs, 15th June - 4th July 2015. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre to Open Season with THE ROYAL FAMILYThe Shakespeare Theatre to Open Season with THE ROYAL FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 53rd Season opens with The Royal Family, the Tony Award-winning American classic by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Performances begin Wednesday, May 27th and continue through Sunday, June 21st at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Individual tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by visiting ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

George M. Goritz Announces New AutobiographyGeorge M. Goritz Announces New Autobiography
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

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Portland Shakespeare Project to Welcome Dame Janet Suzman in WARS OF THE ROSES Readings, 6/1-2Portland Shakespeare Project to Welcome Dame Janet Suzman in WARS OF THE ROSES Readings, 6/1-2
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Portland Shakespeare Project is thrilled to present staged readings of the first two plays of The Wars of the Roses trilogy, Henry VI on June 1 and Edward IV on June 2, both starring Dame Janet Suzman, on the Alder Stage at Artists Repertory Theatre. (more...)

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Joins Cast of Baz Luhrmann's THE GET DOWNYahya Abdul-Mateen II Joins Cast of Baz Luhrmann's THE GET DOWN
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2015

Baz Luhrmann's music-driven drama for Netflix, The Get Down, is adding Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to its growing cast. Abdul-Mateen will play 'Cadillac,' a fly gangster and prince of the disco world who's the owner and proprietor of the most notorious after-hours night spot in the Bronx. (more...)

West End's THE INVISIBLE Announces Full Cast, Including Nicholas BaileyWest End's THE INVISIBLE Announces Full Cast, Including Nicholas Bailey
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

The cast for the world premiere production of THE INVISIBLE by Rebecca Lenkiewicz is: Nicholas Bailey, Niall Buggy, Alexandra Gilbreath, Scott Karim and Sirine Saba.  (more...)

Juma Sharkah and Laura Elsworthy Join MIF's THE SKRIKERJuma Sharkah and Laura Elsworthy Join MIF's THE SKRIKER
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Juma Sharkah and Laura Elsworthy will play Lily and Josie respectively in The Skriker at Manchester International Festival. The production will run at Royal Exchange Theatre from 4 July. The ensemble cast will include Sarah Amankwah, Harry Attwell, Alex Austin, Hannah Hutch, Martins Imhangbe, Kate Jackson, Stuart Overington, Beatrice Scirocchi, Andrew Sheridan, Jessica Walker, Leah Walker and Owen Whitelaw. As previously announced, Maxine Peake will play the eponymous role. (more...)

Andy Christopher, Nicholas Rodriguez & More Will Star in BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at The MunyAndy Christopher, Nicholas Rodriguez & More Will Star in BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Written by Alan Janes, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Josh Walden and music directed by Michael Horsley. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for EAST IS EAST at Theatre Royal GlasgowFull Cast Announced for EAST IS EAST at Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Adam Karim (Sajit Khan), Assad Zaman (Saleem Khan), Dharmesh Patel (Abdul Khan), Salma Hoque (Meenah Khan) and Simon Nagra (George Khan) join the previously announced comedy award-winning actress Pauline McLynn (Ella Khan) and original West End cast members, Ashley Kumar (Tariq Khan) and Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan) to complete the casting of the Khan family in the national tour of Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East. The Khans are joined by Kammy Darweish (Mr Shah), Sakuntala Ramanee (Mrs Shah) and Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie). (more...)

Juma Sharkah & Laura Elsworthy to Join Maxine Peake in THE SKRIKER at Manchester International FestivalJuma Sharkah & Laura Elsworthy to Join Maxine Peake in THE SKRIKER at Manchester International Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Juma Sharkah and Laura Elsworthy will play Lily and Josie respectively in The Skriker at Manchester International Festival. The production will run at Royal Exchange Theatre from 4 July. The ensemble cast will include Sarah Amankwah, Harry Attwell, Alex Austin, Hannah Hutch, Martins Imhangbe, Kate Jackson, Stuart Overington, Beatrice Scirocchi, Andrew Sheridan, Jessica Walker, Leah Walker and Owen Whitelaw. As previously announced, Maxine Peake will play the eponymous role. (more...)

Cast Set for 'THE INVISIBLE at Bush TheatreCast Set for 'THE INVISIBLE at Bush Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

The cast for the world premiere production of THE INVISIBLE by Rebecca Lenkiewicz is: Nicholas Bailey, Niall Buggy, Alexandra Gilbreath, Scott Karim and Sirine Saba. (more...)

Christopher Plummer Will Present Helen Mirren with The Shakespeare Medal Next MonthChristopher Plummer Will Present Helen Mirren with The Shakespeare Medal Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

On June 1 from 6-8 pm, The Shakespeare Society will host their third annual Playing Shakespeare Celebration at The Players (16 Gramercy Park South). (more...)

Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Alan Jay Lerner (book & lyrics) and Frederick Loewe's (music) classic My Fair Lady. The production will be directed by Marc Bruni, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Ben Whiteley. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl & Jessica Hecht Set for PERSON PLACE THING Podcast Live Taping, 6/8Sarah Ruhl & Jessica Hecht Set for PERSON PLACE THING Podcast Live Taping, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Theatre for a New Audience will present a live taping of the podcast Person Place Thing, hosted by Randy Cohen, with guests two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Sarah Ruhl and Tony-nominated actor Jessica Hecht on Monday, June 8, at 7:00pm at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. Tickets are $15. (more...)

Geoff Hoyle's LEAR'S SHADOW Extends at The MarshGeoff Hoyle's LEAR'S SHADOW Extends at The Marsh
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

The Marsh has announced award-winning actor/playwright Geoff Hoyle's newest solo show Lear's Shadow will extend, with continuing performances through June 27. It may be business-as-usual when great tragedians such as Laurence Olivier, Sir Ian McKellen, and Paul Scofield perform in King Lear, but this time a great clown tackles Shakespeare's masterpiece. Audiences experience King Lear like never before as the Jester (played by Hoyle), recently unemployed, tells his side to Shakespeare's most tragic, cosmic, and human of stories in this poignant solo performance. Lear's Shadow, written in collaboration with and directed by the master of the solo form David Ford, will run Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8pm and Saturdays at 5pm through May 30. Beginning June 4, Lear's Shadow will be performed Thursdays at 8pm and Saturdays at 5pm at The Marsh (1062 Valencia Street, San Francisco).  For tickets ($20-$100), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055 between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE: THE NINA VARIATIONS' Jaclynn Jutting & Justin HandTHE FRIDAY FIVE: THE NINA VARIATIONS' Jaclynn Jutting & Justin Hand
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2015

Inspired by BroadwayWorld.com's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five: five questions designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. Today, our spotlight focuses on Justin Hand, who plays Treplev, and director Jaclynn Jutting from Verge Theatre's production of Steven Dietz's The Nina Variations, opening tonight at Belmont's Black Box Theatre. (more...)

STC Patrick White Playwrights' Award Winner & Fellow RevealedSTC Patrick White Playwrights' Award Winner & Fellow Revealed
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Kate Mulvany has been announced as the latest recipient of STC's Patrick White Playwrights' Fellowship at a special event at The Wharf on Friday 22 May. Now in its fifth year, the Fellowship is a position for an established playwright whose work has been produced professionally in Australia within the last four years. Mulvany receives $25,000 in recognition of her body of work and previous artistic achievements. As well as including a commission from STC which she will develop during the year-long tenure, the Fellowship provides opportunities for her to share her skills with other playwrights and artists. (more...)

TEMPLE, with Simon Russell Beale, Begins at Donmar Warehouse TonightTEMPLE, with Simon Russell Beale, Begins at Donmar Warehouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Howard Davies will direct Steve Waters' new play TEMPLE, a fictionalised account of the events that took place during the 2011 Occupy demonstration outside St Paul's Cathedral. Simon Russell Beale will return to the Donmar stage to play the Dean having previously starred in The Philanthropist, Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya (for which he won the 2003 Olivier Award for Best Actor). The show starts tonight, May 21, with an official opening slated for May 27. TEMPLE runs through July 25, 2015. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

Nathan Lane's New Comedy LOUNGE ACT Makes World Premiere at CannesNathan Lane's New Comedy LOUNGE ACT Makes World Premiere at Cannes
by Movies News Desk - May 20, 2015

Arclight Films is proud to announce that LOUNGE ACT is having its World Market Premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. (more...)

Curtain Call Podcast Announces Episode 9, Featuring Director Bart DeLorenzoCurtain Call Podcast Announces Episode 9, Featuring Director Bart DeLorenzo
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2015

Curtain Call Podcast, an audio podcast featuring hour-long interviews with diverse theater professionals, announces the release of Episode Nine (9) with special guest Bart DeLorenzo available for free download starting May 1, 2015. (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of IMAGE OF AN UNKNOWN YOUNG WOMAN at Gate TheatreFull Cast Set for World Premiere of IMAGE OF AN UNKNOWN YOUNG WOMAN at Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Christopher Haydon, today announces the cast for his production of the world premiere of Elinor Cook's Image of an Unknown Young Woman - Oliver Birch (Chorus), Susan Brown (Candace), Wendy Kweh (Nia), Emilie Patry (Chorus), Isaac Ssenbandeke(Chorus), Anjana Vasan (Leyla), Eileen Walsh (Yasmin) and Ashley Zhangazha (Ali). The production opens on 8 June, with previews from 4 June, and runs until 27 June. (more...)

TWELVE ANGRY MEN to Play Theatre Royal GlasgowTWELVE ANGRY MEN to Play Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

TWELVE ANGRY MEN get set to give their verdict at the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Monday 22 until Saturday 27 June 2015. Seven of the West End cast have re-joined the acclaimed production following its record-breaking run at London's Garrick Theatre. (more...)

Chita Rivera, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CURIOUS INCIDENT & More Win at the 2015 Drama League Awards!Chita Rivera, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CURIOUS INCIDENT & More Win at the 2015 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) gathers for the 81st Annual Drama LeagueAwards Ceremony, hosted by 2014 Tony Award nominee, Hand to God's Steven Boyer with special guest Tyrone, today May 15, 2015 in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  Below, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you the complete list of winners live! (more...)

THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH Set for Bridge Street Theatre, 6/11-21THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH Set for Bridge Street Theatre, 6/11-21
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Kaliyuga Arts presents a contemporary re-telling of the first great work of world literature, the ancient Babylonian poem THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH at Bridge Street Theatre, June 11-21, 2015.  The production, directed and designed by John Sowle, features actor Steven Patterson in a virtuoso solo performance. (more...)

Kate Fleetwood Leads HIGH SOCIETY, Beginning Tonight at the Old VicKate Fleetwood Leads HIGH SOCIETY, Beginning Tonight at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Cole Porter's classic feel-good musical HIGH SOCIETY comes to The Old Vic in a glittering new production staged in the round. Kate Fleetwood will star as socialite 'Tracy Lord' in the show, to be directed by Olivier-winning director and musical star Maria Friedman (Merrily We Roll Along). HIGH SOCIETY started previews April 30 with an official opening tonight, May 14, 2015. (more...)

Jody Flader Joins GORDY CRASHES at IRT; Clea Alsip Departs for THE WAY WE GET BYJody Flader Joins GORDY CRASHES at IRT; Clea Alsip Departs for THE WAY WE GET BY
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

IRT and Ricochet Collective announce the addition of Jody Flader (The Slug Bearers… at The Vineyard), to the cast of the World Premiere of GORDY CRASHES, by Sam Byron. Directed by Sherri Eden Barber, previews begin June 5 at IRT Theater with opening night slated for Friday, June 12. Flader replaces Clea Alsip, who leaves to join the cast of Neil Labute's The Way We Get By with Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski. (more...)

The Jetty's THE HEARTBREAK HOTEL Begins Next MonthThe Jetty's THE HEARTBREAK HOTEL Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

This summer, The Jetty - London's most exciting new riverside arts venue - is transformed into the Heartbreak Hotel, an intricately designed purpose built structure where the audience check-in to an immersive and unique theatre event. (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Lead FUNNYMAN at NorthlightGeorge Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Lead FUNNYMAN at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the cast for the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's Funnyman, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season. The cast includes George Wendt, Tim Kazurinsky, Amanda Drinkall, Steve Haggard, Rob Lindley and an additional role to be announced. Funnyman, directed by BJ Jones and developed through Northlight's Interplay series, runs September 11-October 18, 2015 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

Olivier Winner Chukwudi Iwuji Set for Shrunken Shakespeare Benefit, 6/8Olivier Winner Chukwudi Iwuji Set for Shrunken Shakespeare Benefit, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Shrunken Shakespeare Company (Yvonne Cone and Jennifer Martina, Co-Producing Artistic Directors) and Creative Producer Adam Shulman (Dukes of Hazard: The Beginning, Song One starring Anne Hathaway) to host SSC's Annual Benefit Gala and Staged Reading of Chukwudi Iwuji's masterpiece screenplay Ira - on June 8th, 2015 at The Loft at West 83rd Street (150 West 83rd Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus). (more...)

Aaron Posner's DISTRICT MERCHANTS, Holly Twyford & Erin Weaver in 'MIDSUMMER' and More Set for Folger Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonAaron Posner's DISTRICT MERCHANTS, Holly Twyford & Erin Weaver in 'MIDSUMMER' and More Set for Folger Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Folger Theatre Artistic Producer Janet Alexander Griffin today announced the 2015/16 season. As the Folger embarks on a historic 2016 season commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death with insightful exhibitions, lectures, and concerts, Folger Theatre will stage a full season of works by and newly adapted from the world's most esteemed playwright.  (more...)

Full Cast Set for UK Premiere of TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' ONE ARM, Adapted by Moises KaufmanFull Cast Set for UK Premiere of TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' ONE ARM, Adapted by Moises Kaufman
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Alex Turner Productions today announces the full cast for the UK premiere of Tennessee Williams' One Arm adapted for the stage by Moises Kaufman. Josh Seymour directs Joe Jameson (The Divinity Student), Georgia Kerr (The Girl in the French Quarter), Peter Hannah (The Guard), James Tucker (Lester) and Tom Varey (Ollie Olsen). The company members play multiple roles around the central character of Ollie Olsen - characters weaving through the complex tapestry of his life. The production opens at Southwark Playhouse on 12 June, with previews from 10 June, and runs until 4 July. (more...)

Full Cast Set for EAST IS EAST TourFull Cast Set for EAST IS EAST Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Adam Karim (Sajit Khan), Assad Zaman (Saleem Khan), Dharmesh Patel (Abdul Khan), Salma Hoque (Meenah Khan) and Simon Nagra (George Khan) join the previously announced comedy award-winning actress Pauline McLynn (Ella Khan) and original West End cast members, Ashley Kumar (Tariq Khan) and Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan) to complete the casting of the Khan family in the national tour of Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East. The Khans are joined by Kammy Darweish (Mr Shah), Sakuntala Ramanee (Mrs Shah) and Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie).  (more...)

West End's ROMEO AND JULIET Adds Derek Jacobi to CastWest End's ROMEO AND JULIET Adds Derek Jacobi to Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Derek Jacobi will play Mercutio opposite Lily James as Juliet and Richard Madden as Romeo in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company production of Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick Theatre. The production will run from 12 May 2016 until 13 August 2016. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company to Debut CSC2 with ROMEO & JULIETCommonwealth Shakespeare Company to Debut CSC2 with ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) announces the inaugural production for its CSC2 ensemble--Shakespeare's universal and timeless love story Romeo & Juliet--at The Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road in Dorchester. Community performances are Friday, May 29, 7:30 p. m.; and Saturday, May 30 at 2:00 p. m. (ASL Interpreted), with an Open House with tours of The Strand and free workshops starting at 12:30 p.m. All tickets are $5. For more information, visit commshakes.org or call 617 426-0863. Special thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, the City of Boston, Xfinity, and Dorchester Reporter. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR), the ensemble-based theater company based in South Orange/Maplewood, NJ, announces A CONVERSATION WITH BILLY PORTER, on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in a one-night-only benefit appearance hosted by NY1's Budd Mishkin. (more...)

Lauren Blumenfeld to Star in RICH GIRL at The Old Globe; Full Cast Announced!Lauren Blumenfeld to Star in RICH GIRL at The Old Globe; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of an exciting new American play, Rich Girl, by acclaimed playwright Victoria Stewart, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. Rich Girl will be directed by James Vasquez (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show), and will play May 23 - June 21, 2015, in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Brigit Forsyth to Lead World Premiere of NOW THIS IS NOT THE END at Arcola TheatreBrigit Forsyth to Lead World Premiere of NOW THIS IS NOT THE END at Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Rebecca Targett Productions in association with Raising Silver Theatre today announce the full cast for world premiere of Rose Lewenstein's new play at the Arcola Theatre. Katie Lewis directs Jasmine Blackborow (Rosie), Daniel Donskoy (Sebastian), Brigit Forsyth (Eva), Wendy Nottingham (Susan),Bernard Lloyd (Arnold) and Andrew Whipp (Paul). The production opens on 5 June, with previews from 3 June, and runs until 27 June 2015. (more...)

Cast Set for Amiri Baraka's Last Play at Woodie King Jr's New Federal TheatreCast Set for Amiri Baraka's Last Play at Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will continue its 46th season dedicated to Amira Baraka with the world premiere of his final play, The Most Dangerous Man In America (W. E. B. Du Bois).  Performances will begin May 28th, with opening night set for June 11th at the Castillo Theater (543 West 42nd Street). This limited Off-Broadway engagement, directed by Woodie King Jr., will continue through June 28th only.   (more...)

Winners of Inaugural ALSO RECOGNISED AWARDS AnnouncedWinners of Inaugural ALSO RECOGNISED AWARDS Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The full list of winners are announced today in the inaugural Also Recognised Awards, the new audience-voted, industry accolade set up by theatre commentators Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock to celebrate lesser-known but equally worthy talent in fields overlooked by other awards bodies. Over a month's voting, more than 15,000 people took part. (more...)

World Premiere of GORDY CRASHES Begins in June at IRT TheaterWorld Premiere of GORDY CRASHES Begins in June at IRT Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

IRT and Ricochet Collective present the World Premiere of GORDY CRASHES, by Sam Byron. Directed by Sherri Eden Barber, previews begin June 5 at IRT Theater with opening night slated for Friday, June 12. (more...)

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