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Vivian Beaumont Theatre (New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway

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"By the pricking of my thumbs,

Something wicked this way comes."



Murder, remorse, and madness stalk this bloody story of ambition and fate.

Lisa Wolpe to Bring SHAKESPERIENCES to HERE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Fresh off a successful international tour, actress Lisa Wolpe - hailed for her dynamic, gender-bending turns as some of Shakespeare's most popular characters - has announced she will bring her groundbreaking, one-woman show Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender to HERE for 16 performances, July 16th through August 14th. The show will play in repertory with Macbeth3, Wolpe's celebrated three-actor adaptation of the Scottish play, in which she plays the title role, Nick Salamone plays Lady Macbeth and Satan, and Mary Hodges plays Duncan, the Porter, Banquo, and MacDuff. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open BASKERVILLE This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 6th opening of the Vermont Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, at Saint Michael's Playhouse (July 6 - 16). (more...)

The New Collectives Will Present World Premiere of STEVE GOT RAPED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

The New Collectives is proud to present the world premiere of STEVE GOT RAPED. as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival . The show will be directed by Melissa Firlit and will be presented at The Players Theatre with performances on August 18th @ 9:45pm, August 20th @ NOON, August 23rd @ 4:30pm, August 25th @ 7:00pm and Saturday, August 27th @ 4:30pm. (more...)

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. Set for Residency at The McKittrick Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Grammy and Tony-winning star of Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr., will headline a concert residency at The McKittrick Hotel's intimate Manderley Bar for three consecutive Thursday nights beginning July 14, 2016 in support of his recently-released self-titled debut solo album of jazz classics. (more...)

Cast Announced for OIL, Starring Anne-Marie Duff, at the Almeida
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

According to the Daily Mail, joining the previously announced Anne-Marie Duff and Yolanda Kettle in Ella Hickson's new play OIL at the Almeida Theatre this autumn are Leo Bill, Nabil Elouahabi and Sam Swann. (more...)

New Acting Workshops Offered at International Shakespeare Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The International Shakespeare Center hosts two acting workshops with Masters graduates from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (lamda), Ariana Karp and Will McKay. (more...)

Amanda Muggleton to Star in London Premiere of THE BOOK CLUB at King's Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Andrew Kay & Associates Ltd in association with King's Head Theatre presents the London Premiere of The Book Club by Roger Hall, (more...)

Additional Tickets Now Available for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Berkeley Castle
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Today, Split Second Productions and Berkeley Castle, have announced they are going to release 50 extra tickets for each performance of A Midsummer Nights Dream due to popular demand. The production, which has sold out all but two performances, opens at the castle on the 17th July and runs until the 27th July.  (more...)

Cast Set for PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Benefit for New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The annual Playwrights for a Cause will be Sunday, July 24th at 7:30 pm at the Atlantic Theatre (Linda Gross Theater), 336 West 20th Street, NYC 10011. Founded and curated by Glory Kadigan, Playwrights for a Cause is the annual benefit hosted by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. This year the event will benefit this important group - New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Sets Dates for Free Shakespeare in the Park Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to announce the dates of the 2016 FREE Shakespeare in the Park Tour! (more...)

Southern Utah University Exhibits 'Willy The Kid: Shakespeare in the American West'
by Michael Dale - Jul 6, 2016

A new exhibit shows how the plays of Shakespeare were very popular among American trailblazers. (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Panella - Read More Plays!
by Guest Blogger: Christopher Panella - Jul 6, 2016

Plays can be the most riveting, inspiring, heartbreaking, and exciting pieces of literature to read. Plays are consuming and often remind me of great classics because of their elegance and sheer effortlessness. Just like The Great Gatsby effortlessly leaves you questioning the morals of the wealthy class, plays can leave you with questions, answers, emotions, and nothing. As it's summer and most of us are traveling, working on our crafts (you'd better be, I blogged about it earlier), and relaxing, I propose a great piece of advice: read more plays! (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

The Red Letter Society to Present THE ABORTION CHRONICLES as Part of Minnesota Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Red Letter Society, a new collective comprised of Fringe vets and frequent collaborators Ariel Leaf, Ruth Virkus and Ben Layne, presents The Abortion Chronicles, a new work of personal stories from Minnesotans of all walks of life, sharing their experience with abortion in their lives. (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at UK Tour of NIGHT MUST FALL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 6, 2016

The Original Theatre Company and Salisbury Playhouse in association with Eastbourne Theatres will present the national tour of Emlyn Williams's psychological thriller, NIGHT MUST FALL, directed by Luke Sheppard and starring Gwen Taylor as Mrs Bramson, Daragh O'Malley as Inspector Belsize, Niamh McGrady as Olivia and Will Featherstone as Dan.  The tour will begin at Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne on 19 August, with a National press night on Wednesday 7 September at Salisbury Playhouse.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the teaser video below! (more...)

THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. (more...)

VIDEO: Tour The Fascinating Artifacts of The British Library's 'Shakespeare In Ten Acts'
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

The library's gallery show inspires viewers to imagine how audiences reacted to the first stage appearance by a female actor and the first British performance of Othello by a black actor. (more...)

Shakespeare Mini Festival to Open Season at Pearl Theater August 19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Opening the 2016/2017 6th Season of the Pearland Theatre Guild will be a Mini Shakespeare Festival featuring Romeo & Juliet and The Winter's Tale done in repertory. The plays are adapted and directed by Jonathan Gonzalez who says, "We are excited to do our first repertory Shakespeare season at the Pearl! Following the success of last season's Macbeth, we are doubling down with the Bard and offering two different plays rotating different nights! Come see the speed, passion and fire of ROMEO & JULIET performed in a modern setting relevant to today's headlines. Come back and enjoy the magic, mystery, music, comedy, and epic storytelling of THE WINTER'S TALE set in a surreal dream world. The plays are performed in true repertory, with the same cast performing in both shows! Our Shakespeare shows are always under two hours, fast, fun, and audience -friendly for all ages!" The shows feature outstanding actors from Houston, Pearland and surrounding areas. (more...)

Houston Shakespeare Festival 2016 Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

For more than 40 years, the school has delivered the Houston Shakespeare Festival (HSF) to eager audiences. This year's event will continue this tradition with free performances of "Much Ado About Nothing" directed by Jack Young and "Henry V" directed by Lenny Banovez. Performances run July 29 through Aug. 7 at Hermann Park's Miller Outdoor Theatre (6000 Hermann Park Dr.). All performances begin at 8:15 p.m. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - HESS
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 21, 2016

We speak to director Kim Kinnie about 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show HESS. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Tickets for 2016-2017 Season Go on Sale Aug. 1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Tickets go on sale on Monday, August 1, for Opera Philadelphia's 2016-2017 Season, including two September productions: the World Premiere of Breaking the Waves, composer Missy Mazzoli's opera inspired by Lars von Trier's searing Oscar-nominated 1996 film; and Puccini's grand Turandot starring soprano Christine Goerke in the title role. Tickets are also available for a series of special fall events surrounding these productions, including lectures, recitals, film screenings, brunches, backstage tours, and social events. Opera fans can also choose their seats for two spring productions at the Academy of Music: Rossini's Tancredi (February 2017), featuring star mezzo Stephanie Blythe's highly anticipated first appearance in the title role; and a new production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro (April–May 2017). (more...)

Casting Announced for New Comedy Play WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Casting announced for Mark Bell's (The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery) production of Dave Hanson's off-Broadway comedy at St. James Theatre Studio in September. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast THREEPENNY OPERA and DEEP BLUE SEA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

National Theatre Live has announced international broadcasts of the Rufus Norris' National Theatre production of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens on Thursday, September 22, 2016; and, Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea on Thursday, October 6, 2016. (more...)

Maxamoo Podcast: Comedy in NYC: The Cast, Muslim Funny Fest, Aspergers Are Us, Laughter in the Park, and The Bitch Seat
by Maxamoo - Jul 20, 2016

Lindsay, Liz, and our comedy specialist Elise check-in on the state of comedy performance in New York City. We saw improv (regular and immersive!), sketch, and standup. We also highlight a few recent comedy specials and comedy podcasts we're excited to share with you. (more...)

ShawChicago to Present George Bernard Shaw's MISALLIANCE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

ShawChicago presents George Bernard Shaw's farce on the fashionable, Misalliance. Performances run September 17 - October 10 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610. (more...)

Cast Announced for Steppenwolf's THE FUNDAMENTALS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete cast for Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, a smart and searing look at America's corporate culture through the story of a Manhattan hotel maid with higher aspirations. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the cast features ensemble members Alana Arenas (Millie), Caroline Neff (Stellan) and Alan Wilder (Abe) with Audrey Francis(Eliza) and Armando Riesco (Lorenzo). Peyankov and Sheffer last collaborated on Steppenwolf's 2014 Chicago premiere of Russian Transport, which also featured ensemble member Alan Wilder. Previews begin November 10, 2016 and the show runs through December 23, 2016 in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted.Single tickets ($20 - $89) go on sale Friday, August 5 at 11am. 2016/17 season subscriptions and memberships are currently on sale through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Yockey's Thrush & Woodpecker at Custom Made This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2016

"Revenge Play" stars Stacy Ross, directed by Tracy Ward, and is a special addition to Custom Made's 2016/17 season. (more...)

Cast Complete for THE FUNDAMENTALS at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete cast for Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, a smart and searing look at America's corporate culture through the story of a Manhattan hotel maid with higher aspirations. (more...)

Edinburgh Fest Hit SISTER CITIES to Make Chicago Premiere with Chimera Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Artistic Director Rainee Denham and Chimera Ensemble are proud to present the Chicago premiere of Colette Freedman's Sister Cities, directed by Ashley Neal, August 20 - September 18 at The Den, 1333 N. Milwaukee.   (more...)

Elements Theatre to Crown Summer 2016 with Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Crowning its year-long tribute to Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, Elements Theatre Company presents King Lear under the direction of Danielle Dwyer, CJ. In the striking outdoor setting of the Atrium of the Church of the Transfiguration, the members of Elements Theatre Company bring all of their passionate dedication and expertise to the Bard's riveting portrayal of a kingdom and families torn apart. Press night is Opening night, August 12, 7:00pm guest lecture Dr. Kathryn Moncrief, followed by outdoor performance 8:00pm. (more...)

Libby Winters and Ito Aghayere Set For UNIFORMS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Director Jimmy Maize (Spoon River Anthology at The Invisible Dog) and BOSS (En Garde Arts) will lead actresses Libby Winters (American Idiot) and Ito Aghayere (Lortel Nomination for Familiar at Playwrights Horizons) in Uniforms by Jeffrey James Keyes (The End of Days &Imaginary Friends) next month in the Samuel French 41st Annual Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival in New York City. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Jekyll and Hyde
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 15, 2016

We speak to C&D productions ahead of their run of Jekyll & Hyde at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe. (more...)

Set Designer Derek McLane Garners Two Emmy Nominations for THE WIZ LIVE & THE OSCARS
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 15, 2016

Yesterday, Tony and Emmy Award-winning production designer Derek McLane was the recipient of two Outstanding Production Design Emmy Award nominations for NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! and the 2015 ACADEMY AWARDS. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Macbeth
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 14, 2016

BWW speaks to TWIST theatre company about their 2016 Edinburgh Fringe production of Macbeth. (more...)

Kimmel Center Board of Directors Extend Contract of President & CEO Anne Ewers into 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

David Holveck, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Kimmel Center, Inc., announces the contract extension of Anne Ewers, President & CEO of Kimmel Center Inc., through the 2019-20 season. The Board unanimously voted to extend Ewers' contract crediting her creative artistic leadership and the Center's strong financial stability throughout her tenure. (more...)

Huntington-Codman Summer Theatre Institute Presents ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Huntington Theatre Company's Department of Education and Community Programs and Dorchester's Codman Academy Charter Public School's collaboration, the Huntington-Codman Summer Theatre Institute, will culminate in two public performances of William Shakespeare'sRomeo and Juliet on Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29 at 7pm at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The public is invited to the free performances and encouraged to RSVP online. (more...)

Bare Theatre & Raleigh Little Theatre to Present HENRY VI
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Bare Theatre and Raleigh Little Theatre continue what has now become a tradition of performing summer Shakespeare in Stephenson Amphitheatre by the Raleigh Rose Garden.  The two companies will proudly close out this year's Wherefore: Shakespeare in Raleigh series with Henry VI, July 29 - August 7, 2016. (more...)

Punchdrunk Announces Asian Premiere with SLEEP NO MORE in Shanghai
by Marianka Swain - Jul 13, 2016

Punchdrunk have today announced a brand new production of their award-winning theatrical experience, SLEEP NO MORE, premiering in Shanghai this year. In December 2016, the doors will open to the "McKinnon Hotel" in the city's Jing'an District, ushering audiences into this visceral, tactile and darkly cinematic telling of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, Macbeth. (more...)

Print Room at The Coronet Announces Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Artistic Director Anda Winters today announces Print Room at the Coronet's forthcoming season running through until December 2016. The season opens with Tennessee Williams' A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, directed by Michael Oakley. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September, and runs until 7 October. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/13/2016 - Ektor Rivera, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 13, 2016

Today's big news: Ektor Rivera joins Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! this evening, The Muny's starry YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN begins, and SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS opens tonight off-Broadway! (more...)

Gawn Grainger Replaces John Hurt in Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE ENTERTAINER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Gawn Grainger has joined the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company production of The Entertainer, which began rehearsals this week. Gawn is playing Billy Rice and replaces John Hurt who, on the advice of his doctors, recently had to withdraw from the production. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

Matt Lapinskas Joins Cast Of BEN HUR At Reading Rep
by Edward Baker - Jul 11, 2016

Reading Rep has today announced the cast for its upcoming production of Ben Hur which runs at The Hexagon in Reading from 1-3 September 2016. (more...)

Cast Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2016 in 10th Season at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

59E59 Theaters and Throughline Artists have announced casting for SUMMER SHORTS 2016, now in its 10th season of celebrating summer and the short form. (more...)

Candy Buckley, Theo Stockman, & Ben Moss Join Cast of A LASTING IMPRESSION at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Casting is complete for the upcoming reading of the new musical A Lasting Impression performing at New York Musical Festival this July. CANDY BUCKLEY (Cabaret, After the Fall, Thoroughly Modern Millie), THEO STOCKMAN (American Psycho, American Idiot, Hair), and BEN MOSS (Freedom Riders) will join the previously announced cast which includes JENNIFER DAMIANO, CIARA RENEE, MEGHANN FAHY, and KRISTA PIOPPI. The reading is directed by WHITNEY MOSERY (King Charles III, American Psycho). (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 10
by Audition Roundup - Jul 10, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 10, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Update for MANON LESCAUT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

In order to conserve her vocal energies in a season that has included numerous performances of demanding repertory, Anna Netrebko has withdrawn from three of her eight scheduled performances of the title role in Puccini's Manon Lescaut at the Met next season. In her place, Kristine Opolais—who starred in the premiere of the Met's new staging earlier this year—will sing the role of Manon Lescaut on November 21, December 7, and December 10.  (more...)

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell Join Caryl Churchill's PIGS AND DOGS
by Marianka Swain - Jul 1, 2016

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell have been cast in Caryl Churchill's new 10-minute play PIGS AND DOGS. Rehearsals start on Monday 11 July 2016. Pigs and Dogs runs from Wednesday 20 July 2016 to Saturday 30 July 2016 in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. Press night is on Friday 22 July 2016, 6.30pm. (more...)

OPERATION CRUCIBLE Set for Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Folie a deux Productions and From Ground Up Theatre Company in association with Sheffield Theatres today announce the full cast for Kieran Knowles' Operation Crucible. (more...)

2016 Wilde Awards Nominations Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather Aug. 29 when The 2016 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield. Presented by EncoreMichigan.com, the most comprehensive resource for news and information about the state's professional theater industry, The Wilde Awards were established in 2002 to honor the excellent work produced by Michigan's professional theaters. (more...)

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