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Photo Flash: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard in New Poster Art for Kurzel's MACBETHPhoto Flash: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard in New Poster Art for Kurzel's MACBETH
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The Hollywood Reporter has shared new poster art for Justin Kurzel's upcoming adaptation of Macbeth, featuring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard as the conniving, power-hungry medieval couple. (more...)

THE CAPTIVE to Play 2015 Philadelphia FringeArts Festival, 9/1-20THE CAPTIVE to Play 2015 Philadelphia FringeArts Festival, 9/1-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Fresh off of four Barrymore Award nominations, Philadelphia Artists' Collective returns with The Captive by Edouard Bourdet, from September 1 through 20, 2015, during the 2015 Philadelphia FringeArts Festival. This well-mannered tragedy will tackle issues of sex, domesticity and class manners. Deeply controversial in its time, productions of this 1926 play were censored, and its producers and actors jailed. The Captive will be produced inside Society Hill's Physick House at 321 S. 4th Street. The historic townhouse in fact will be the perfect co-conspirator as the secrets and heated private moments unfold. PAC co-founding Artistic Director Dan Hodge directs the talented cast led by well-known Rachel Brodeur and newcomer Chase Byrd. (more...)

West End's McQUEEN to Open Tonight, August 27West End's McQUEEN to Open Tonight, August 27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

McQUEEN, which received its world premiere in May at St. James Theatre, where it broke box office records, opens tonight, Thursday 27 August, in London's West End, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, for a strictly limited season until 7 November. (more...)

Photo Flash: More Production Shots of the Cast of West End's McQUEENPhoto Flash: More Production Shots of the Cast of West End's McQUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

McQUEEN, which received its world premiere in May at St. James Theatre, where it broke box office records, opens tonight, Thursday 27 August, in London's West End, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, for a strictly limited season until 7 November. (more...)

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's Plays at the Garrick Set Dates, Announce Full CastKenneth Branagh Theatre Company's Plays at the Garrick Set Dates, Announce Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Rehearsals are now underway for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's Plays at the Garrick season. The Winter's Tale will play in repertory alongside the Rattigan double-bill of Harlequinade / All On Her Own from 17 October 2015 until 16 January 2016. Press performances will be held on Saturday 7 November at 2pm and 8pm. (more...)

Hedgerow Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Include Agatha Christie Premiere & MoreHedgerow Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Include Agatha Christie Premiere & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

The 2015-16 season at Hedgerow promises hilarity, chills, thrills, suspense, intrigue, mystery and a holiday tradition, with a schedule that includes the comic detective spoof Bullshot Crummond, the Gothic horror of Dracula, the 23rd annual A Christmas Carol, the amazing true story of British spy turned playwright Aphra Behn in Or, the world premiere of Agatha Christie's Mysterious Affair at Styles, and the classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Stage BUS STOP, 9/29-10/18Bristol Riverside Theatre to Stage BUS STOP, 9/29-10/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Bristol Riverside Theatre opens its 2015-2016 season with the classic romantic comedy Bus Stop by Pulitzer Prize-winner William Inge, running September 29-October 18.  Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the ensemble cast features Broadway veteran Mark Jacoby joined by Mike Boland, Linda Elizabeth, Barbara McCullough, Bruce Sabath, David Sitler, Grant Struble, and Jessica Wagner. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group to Open 6th Season with ROMEO & JULIET and THE MANDRAKEQuintessence Theatre Group to Open 6th Season with ROMEO & JULIET and THE MANDRAKE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its sixth season of progressive classic theatre with Shakespeare's romantic tragedy ROMEO AND JULIET presented in rotating repertory with Wallace Shawn's celebrated translation of Machiavelli's sex comedy THE MANDRAKE. A nine actor repertory ensemble comprised of Quintessence's best and director Alexander Burns will continue to establish Quintessence's brand of full throttle epic classic theatre for today. ROMEO AND JULIET will begin previews on Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 3 at 8pm.  THE MANDRAKE will begin previews on Wednesday, October 14 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 17 at 8pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATIONShakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Next up on the Main Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present the New Jersey premiere of Bill Cain's Equivocation. When the Bard and his troupe of players receive a royal commission to dramatize the events surrounding the infamous Gunpowder Plot, the artist must confront the demons of his past, his present, and his obligations to the truth and artistic integrity. Equivocation was described in Variety as "one of the most bracingly intelligent, sizzlingly theatrical American plays in a decade." (more...)

Jonathan Church to Take Over as Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre CompanyJonathan Church to Take Over as Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

As announced earlier in the year, Andrew Upton's tenure as Artistic Director draws to a close at the end of 2015.  (more...)

Jonathan Church Named Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre CompanyJonathan Church Named Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Jonathan Church will succeed Andrew Upton as Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company (STC), it was announced today, 25 August 2015. The British artist has been Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre since 2006 and is credited with completely transforming the much-loved UK institution. (more...)

Cal Shakes to Close 41st Main Stage Season with KING LEARCal Shakes to Close 41st Main Stage Season with KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

California Shakespeare Theater concludes its 2015 Main Stage season with King Lear, Shakespeare's most brilliant and profound tragedy, helmed by nationally-acclaimed director Amanda Dehnert, and featuring two-time Tony nominee and film star Anthony Heald (Silence of the Lambs, Broadway's The Elephant Man with Bradley Cooper) in the title role. King Lear plays at the BART-accessible Bruns Amphitheater from September 16 through October 11. (more...)

Dzieci Theater Company to Stage Premiere of MAKBET, 10/1-18Dzieci Theater Company to Stage Premiere of MAKBET, 10/1-18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Dzieci Theater Company has announced the World Premiere of their site-specific MAKBET, adapted from Shakespeare's Macbeth and directed by Matt Mitler. MAKBET begins performances on Thursday, October 1 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 18. Press Opening is Sunday, October 4 at 4 PM. The performance schedule is Thursday - Saturday at 7:00 PM, Sunday at 4 PM. This site specific performance takes place at Sure We Can in Bushwick (219 McKibbin Street, L to Montrose Avenue). Tickets are $10 at the door. (more...)

MACBETH to Open American Theatre of Actors's 40th SeasonMACBETH to Open American Theatre of Actors's 40th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Shakespeare's masterpiece about a soldier led into corruption by greed and darkness will have a run at the American Theatre of Actors (ATA) 314 West 54th St. 2nd Fl, NYC (btw 8th/9th avenues) directly after Labor Day, Wednesday - Saturday @ 8:00 p.m. (September 9 - 12 and 16 - 19) and Sunday @ 3:00 p.m. (September 13 & 20) (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Stage Adaptation of TIPPING THE VELVETFull Cast Announced for Stage Adaptation of TIPPING THE VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Kirsty Besterman, David Cardy, Amanda Hadingue, Adelle Leonce and Andy Rush will join the previously announced Sally Messham and Laura Rogers in Laura Wade's new adaptation of Sarah Waters' bestselling novel, Tipping the Velvet, directed by Lyndsey Turner. They will be supported by a young ensemble. Tipping the Velvet will open at the Lyric Hammersmith on 28 September 2015, with previews from 18 September. (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Star in FUNNYMAN Premiere at Northlight This FallGeorge Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Star in FUNNYMAN Premiere at Northlight This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's FUNNYMAN, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season.  (more...)

West End's SUNNY AFTERNOON to Welcome New CastWest End's SUNNY AFTERNOON to Welcome New Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The multi-Olivier Award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON, which tells the story of the rise to fame of The Kinks, has announced the actors taking over from its award-winning original cast. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/21; AVENUE Q at Seacoast Rep, OUR TOWN in Cleveland and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/21; AVENUE Q at Seacoast Rep, OUR TOWN in Cleveland and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 21, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in New Hampshire, Cleveland, Melbourne and more.  Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include AVENUE Q at Seacoast Rep, OUR TOWN in Cleveland, and NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT in Melbourne, just to name a few. (more...)

Chicago's Jeff Awards Nominees Announced - Shoshana Bean, Megan McGinnis & More in the Running!Chicago's Jeff Awards Nominees Announced - Shoshana Bean, Megan McGinnis & More in the Running!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Chicago stage, TV and film star Michael Shannon did the honor of announcing the nominees for the 2014-2015 Equity Jeff Awards. A video of the presentation is available at www.JeffAwards.org. (more...)

Bryan Fenkart and Gerard Canonico to Star in Reading of Richard Vetere's New Play THE WALL This SundayBryan Fenkart and Gerard Canonico to Star in Reading of Richard Vetere's New Play THE WALL This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Claudia Feldstein will direct a developmental reading of Richard Vetere's new play THE WALL on Sunday, August 23  at 3PM in Midtown Manhattan. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Glenn Howerton, Rory O'Malley and More in THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at Glenn Howerton, Rory O'Malley and More in THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS continues The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival as part of the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities during the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. With three shows on Broadway this year, Tony and Emmy Award nominee Scott Ellis makes his Globe debut directing one of William Shakespeare's most delightful confections. The Old Globe engagement began performances on August 16 and run through September 20, 2015, with opening night tomorrow, August 22 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of ENGAGEMENTS at Barrington Stage CompanyPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of ENGAGEMENTS at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 20, 2015

Last night Barrington Stage Company presented the World Premiere of Engagements by Lucy Teitler and BroadwayWorld was there. Directed by Louisa Proske (BSC debut), Engagements stars (in their BSC debuts) Amanda Quaid (Irish Rep's The Weir) as Lauren, Kate Loprest (First Date) as Allison, Adam Gerber (George Street Playhouse The Whipping Man) as Ryan, Phoebe Strole (Spring Awakening) as Catherine, and Robert David Grant (Yale Rep Hamlet) as Mark. (more...)

Soho Rep's 2015-16 Season to Feature Premieres, Workshops & MoreSoho Rep's 2015-16 Season to Feature Premieres, Workshops & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Sarah Benson and Executive Director Cynthia Flowers, Soho Rep. has continually produced work by bold artists who harness the intimate power of the organization's own 73-seat black box theater, as well as other spaces, to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep.'s 2015-16 season, announced today, comprises two more ambitious new works-both characterized by irreverent humor, wild theatricality, and extraordinarily inventive language-and Write with Us, a series of open-to-the-public writing workshops led by acclaimed, Soho Rep.-produced playwrights. (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse to Present AVENUE Q, 9/17-10/11Berkeley Playhouse to Present AVENUE Q, 9/17-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Berkeley Playhouse at the historic Julia Morgan Theater opens its eighth season with Avenue Q. The artistic team will be headed by favorite Bay Area actor Danny Cozart (Assassins with Shotgun Players, Babes in Arms with 42nd Street Moon), in his directorial debut. Avenue Q runs from September 17 - October 11, with previews on September 17 and September 19. Opening Night is Saturday, September 19, at the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Avenue in Berkeley. Tickets and Season Passes are available now through the Box Office, call (510) 845-8542 x351 or visit Berkeleyplayhouse.org. (more...)

Stuart Ambrose and Teri Bibb to Lead Rubicon Theatre's Concert Reading of THE SECRET GARDEN This WeekendStuart Ambrose and Teri Bibb to Lead Rubicon Theatre's Concert Reading of THE SECRET GARDEN This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Rubicon's Broadway Musical Concert Series continues with three performances of a concert reading of THE SECRET GARDEN (based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with Lyrics by Marsha Norman and Music by Lucy Simon. (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of A WOLF IN SNAKESKIN SHOES at Tricycle TheatreFull Cast Set for World Premiere of A WOLF IN SNAKESKIN SHOES at Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Tricycle Theatre Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces the full cast for the world premiere of A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes, by multi-award winning American playwright Marcus Gardley. Sharon D. Clarke and Lucian Msamati lead the company which also includes Adjoa Andoh, Ayesha Antoine, Michelle Bonnard,Wil Johnson, Karl Queensborough and Angela Wynter in the production which opens on 14 October, with previews from 8 October, and runs until 14 November.   (more...)

Charlotte Randle, Georgina Lamb & More Join Cast of The Almeida Theatre's MEDEACharlotte Randle, Georgina Lamb & More Join Cast of The Almeida Theatre's MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The Almeida Theatre announces full casting for Medea.  Rupert Goold will direct Euripides' masterpiece, as one of world drama's most infamous characters is brought to life in a new version by controversial feminist writer Rachel Cusk. (more...)

Steven LaBrie and Ben Heppner Sign on for George London Foundation for Singers' 2015-16 SeasonSteven LaBrie and Ben Heppner Sign on for George London Foundation for Singers' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

?The 2015-16 season marks two milestones for the George London Foundation for Singers, which has been honoring, supporting, and presenting the finest young opera singers in the U.S. and Canada since 1971:  the 45th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition, which gives George London Awards to young singers each year; and the 20th year of its acclaimed recital series, which presents pairs of singers, both established stars and recent George London Award winners, at The Morgan Library & Museum. (more...)

Michele Austin, Richard Cant & More to Join Kate Fleetwood in West End's MEDEAMichele Austin, Richard Cant & More to Join Kate Fleetwood in West End's MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The Almeida Theatre announces full casting for Medea.  Rupert Goold will direct Euripides' masterpiece, as one of world drama's most infamous characters is brought to life in a new version by controversial feminist writer Rachel Cusk. (more...)

Symphony in the Glen and Independent Shakespeare Co. to Present SIGNIFYING NOTHING, 9/5Symphony in the Glen and Independent Shakespeare Co. to Present SIGNIFYING NOTHING, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

SYMPHONY IN THE GLEN (SIG) and INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. (ISC) are collaborating for a third year to present an evening performance, SIGNIFYING NOTHING! led by SIG Music Director, Arthur B. Rubinstein, on the closing weekend of THE GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting $5 Lottery Entries for THE CHRISTIANS' First PreviewPlaywrights Horizons Now Accepting $5 Lottery Entries for THE CHRISTIANS' First Preview
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Wednesday, August 19, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their New York premiere of THE CHRISTIANS, a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax).  Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; the recent 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season, and it's a co-production with L.A.'s Center Theatre Group (Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director; Stephen D. Rountree, Managing Director). (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Names New Artistic DirectorCalifornia Shakespeare Theater Names New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

California Shakespeare Theater today announced the appointment of Eric Ting as the company's new Artistic Director. The announcement, by Cal Shakes Board President Jean Simpson and Search Committee Chair Kate Stechschulte, caps an extensive seven-month nationwide search. Ting will serve as the fifth artistic director in the company's history, succeeding outgoing Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone, who completed his 16-year tenure with the opening of The Mystery of Irma Vep. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for MOUTHFUL Premiere at Metta TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for MOUTHFUL Premiere at Metta Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Metta Theatre presents the world premiere of MOUTHFUL, the centrepiece of their 10th anniversary celebrations. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

BWW Review: Iannone Uncovers Edwin Booth's Life at Theater RED's World PremiereBWW Review: Iannone Uncovers Edwin Booth's Life at Theater RED's World Premiere
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 19, 2015

Milwaukee's TheateRED begins their 2015-2016 season titled 'We All Have Blood On Our Hands,' with a World Premiere written by one of the city's acclaimed actors and directors, Angela Iannone. Iannone constructs a play, The Seed of Banquo, based on the historical facts of American theater great Edwin Booth, and yes, also the brother of the infamous John Wilkes Booth. Edwin Booth opened a theater with his namesake in 1888, and then directed, designed and starred in the plays he choose to produce. In Iannone's The Seeds of Banquo, his historical and personal stage design, prompt book and blocking were used to recreate Booth's original production, including the stage back drop, while she intermingles Booth's personal life to the point where lines in Shakespeare's Macbeth might easily be quoted by the individual Booth regarding his own relections. (more...)

BWW Review: Profound and Personal OTHELLO Opens at APT this AugustBWW Review: Profound and Personal OTHELLO Opens at APT this August
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 19, 2015

Othello—The name speaks to one of William Shakespeare's most acclaimed tragedies first produced in 1603, and has seen thousands of reincarnations, perhaps hundreds of thousands in the past four centuries. How does American Players Theatre (APT) at their Up the Hill venue renew the drama's intense spirit? On an August summer evening, APT stages under John Langs direction, Andrew Boyce's scenic design and Matthew J. Le Febvre's striking costume design a very intimate and evocaive “Tragedy of the Moor of Venice.”  (more...)

DADDY'S BOY World Premiere Set for NYC Dream Up Festival, 8/30-9/6DADDY'S BOY World Premiere Set for NYC Dream Up Festival, 8/30-9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival 2015 presents Daddy's Boy, a world premiere play written by Cristian Avila where the wrestling ring becomes a battleground sexuality, family and identity. Avila directs a cast of eight, including David Conrad Brouillard, Julia Gyory, Aya Esther Hayashi, Jonathan Palmiotti, Christopher Staley*, Kyle Stockburger, Rachel Wharton, and Nick Zale. Six performances will be staged at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), New York, NY 10003 from August 30-September 6, 2015. *Member, Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/18/2015 - INFORMED CONSENT Off-Broadway, FULL HOUSE in Toronto and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/18/2015 - INFORMED CONSENT Off-Broadway, FULL HOUSE in Toronto and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 18, 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: INFORMED CONSENT and A DELICATE SHIP start up off-Broadway, FULL HOUSE gets the musical treatment in Toronto and more! (more...)

DROP DEAD PERFECT, Starring Everett Quinton, Begins Tomorrow Off-BroadwayDROP DEAD PERFECT, Starring Everett Quinton, Begins Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

DROP DEAD PERFECT, the madcap comedy starring the legendary Everett Quinton returns to the Theatre at St. Clements (423 West 46 Street - between 8th and 9th Avenues) and begins previews on Wednesday, August 19th, for a limited eight week engagement. The official opening is set for Sunday, August 23rd. (more...)

Barrington Stage's ENGAGEMENTS by Lucy Teitler Opens TomorrowBarrington Stage's ENGAGEMENTS by Lucy Teitler Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present the sexy, millennial world premiere comedy Engagements by Lucy Teitler, from August 13-30 with a press opening Wednesday, August 19 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Full Cast Set for THE COCKTAIL PARTY in The Coronet's Main AuditoriumFull Cast Set for THE COCKTAIL PARTY in The Coronet's Main Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Full casting is announced for the first major London revival of The Cocktail Party in over 25 years, which will be staged in the main auditorium at the iconic Coronet, and marks a transitional moment in the building's redevelopment as the larger space becomes home to the Print Room's eclectic programme. Directed by rising star Abbey Wright, this new Print Room production of TS Eliot's masterpiece plays from 14 September to 10 October, with a cast that includes Helen Bradbury, Richard Dempsey, Hilton McRae, Chloe Pirrie, Christopher Ravenscroft, John Wark and Marcia Warren. (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of THE ODYSSEY: MISSING PRESUMED DEADFull Cast Set for World Premiere of THE ODYSSEY: MISSING PRESUMED DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

English Touring Theatre and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse today announce the full cast for the world premiere of their co-production of The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead. The production reunites Simon Armitage and Nick Bagnall after their recent collaborations on The Last Days of Troy and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Nick Bagnall directs Lee Armstrong, Simon Dutton, Roger Evans, Polly Frame, David Hartley, Ranjit Krishnamma, Chris Reilly, Sule Rimi, Danusia Samal, Colin Tierney and Susie Trayling. (more...)

LOOKING's Russell Tovey and Richard Hansell Join Cast of Broadway-Bound A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGELOOKING's Russell Tovey and Richard Hansell Join Cast of Broadway-Bound A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Producers Scott Rudin and Lincoln Center Theater have announced that actor Russell Tovey will play the role of Rodolpho in the Young Vic's critically-acclaimed production of Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE directed by Ivo van Hove, opening on Broadway this fall.  In addition, Richard Hansell, a member of the original Young Vic company, will reprise his role as Louis.  (more...)

Two Royal Shakespeare Company Productions Announce Full CastTwo Royal Shakespeare Company Productions Announce Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Full casting is announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company productions of Congreve's Love for Love and Helen Edmundson's new play Queen Anne, both playing in repertory in the Swan Theatre this Winter.  (more...)

Theatre Royal Haymarket's McQUEEN Cancels Some Previews; West End Transfer Still On For Aug 27Theatre Royal Haymarket's McQUEEN Cancels Some Previews; West End Transfer Still On For Aug 27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

McQUEEN, which received its world premiere in May at St. James Theatre, where it broke box office records, will transfer to London's West End, opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on Thursday 27 August, following previews from 22 August, for a strictly limited season until 7 November. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winner THE FLICK Begins 8/20 at Gloucester StagePulitzer Prize Winner THE FLICK Begins 8/20 at Gloucester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Gloucester Stage presents Annie Baker's The Flick from August 20 through September 12 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Flick, follows three underpaid employees of a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts as they mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state while also revealing touching and funny truths about their search for identity. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles of the movie theater, becoming more compelling than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. In The Flick playwright Annie Baker uses keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye to create a funny and heartfelt cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world. In addition to winning a Pulitzer Prize for The Flick, Ms. Baker also received the Susan Smith Blackburn Award and an Obie Award for Playwriting. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night- RED VELVET at Shakespeare & CompanyPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night- RED VELVET at Shakespeare & Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 15, 2015

Shakespeare & Company presented the first full American production of Red Velvet, written by Lolita Chakrabarti, directed by Daniela Varon, and starring OBIE Award-winning actor John Douglas Thompson last night and Broadwayworld's Stephen Sorokoff was there. This powerful and emotional drama joins the Tina Packer Playhouse repertory and runs through September 13. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

 North Carolina Opera Kicks off the 2015/16 Season with MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 10/30 and 11/1 North Carolina Opera Kicks off the 2015/16 Season with MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 10/30 and 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

 North Carolina Opera kicks off the 2015/16 season this fall with a fully staged production of Puccini's timeless tale, Madama Butterfly, (sung in Italian with English supertitles),presented on October 30 and November 1 at Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE GOD GAFFE at FringeNYCPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for THE GOD GAFFE at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

THE GOD GAFFE, a new play by John William Schiffbauer, will make its world premiere in the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Playwrights Horizons' THE CHRISTIANSPhoto Coverage: Meet the Company of Playwrights Horizons' THE CHRISTIANS
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 14, 2015

Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group will present THE CHRISTIANS, the New York premiere of a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax). Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; the recent 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

PICT Classic Theatre to Present EDUCATING RITA Next MonthPICT Classic Theatre to Present EDUCATING RITA Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Oakland will be bustling this September when the students return to their dormitories to begin a new year of study. During this time, from September 3 through 19, PICT Classic Theatre will present Educating Rita by Willy Russell, which was selected, in part, so that PICT can bid the University of Pittsburgh a fond farewell before leaving the Stephen Foster Memorial in 2016. (more...)

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