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Becky Ann Baker and David Costabile to Join Bobby Cannavale in THE HAIRY APE at Park Avenue Armory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Park Avenue Armory presents a bold staging of Eugene O'Neill's iconic American drama The Hairy Ape, directed by Oliver Award-winner Richard Jones and starring Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale. (more...)

The International Opera Awards 2017 Finalists Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

With more than 20,000 nominations made, the International Opera Awards has just announced the finalists for this year's Awards. (more...)

The 13th Annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Wraps Up a Year Unlike Any Other
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The 13th annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival took place from January 16 to February 5, 2017, in venues across Vancouver. The 2017 PuSh Festival continued to offer Vancouver audiences the best live performing arts from around the world-with works by artists and companies from Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, and the U.S. More than 22,500 Vancouverites and visitors attended this year's PuSh Festival, taking in more than 200 performances and events over 21 days. (more...)

Finalists Announced for International Opera Awards; Ceremony to Take Place, May 7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

With more than 20,000 nominations made, the International Opera Awards is pleased to announce the finalists for this year's Awards. These were selected by an international jury chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with The Daily Telegraph, 'Once again, it was both a challenge and a pleasure for us to produce these shortlists, and I am very grateful to our distinguished jury. The quality of the nominations—received in record numbers this year—was very high, and I hope our lists prove that for all the difficulties faced by the world's opera companies, opera is in fact in a healthy and vibrant state.' (more...)

Dana Ivey Directs Rare Sci-Fi Comedy For One-Night Only Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) will continue its 2016-2017 John McDonald Salon Series with a reading of Karel Capek's influential science fiction comedy R.U.R. on Monday, February 13th at 7 PM at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th Street, New York, NY. (more...)


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Brian d'Arcy James to Star in Discovery's Scripted Series MAN HUNT: THE UNABOMER
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Discovery Channel announced that three-time Tony Award nominee Brian d'Arcy James ('Hamilton,' 'Spotlight,' '13 Reasons Why'), Trieste Kelly Dunn ('Blindspot,' 'Banshee') and Elizabeth Reaser ('Mad Men' and 'Young Adult') have been cast in the network's upcoming scripted series now titled 'Manhunt: The UNABOMer.' (more...)

Salt Pillar Productions Presents Reading of ADVENT by Montgomery Sutton
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Salt Pillar Productions announces a public staged reading of Advent by Montgomery Sutton, directed by Emily Lyon. The cast features Dan Beaulieu, Laura Piccoli, and Montgomery Sutton. The one night only event will be held at 8pm on February 26, 2017 at Shetler Studios (244 w 54th St., 12th Floor). Tickets are free but limited and may be reserved in advance by sending an email to saltpillarproductions@gmail.com. (more...)

Theatre Coup d'Etat Presents FIGHT NIGHT: SAINT PATRICK'S DAY EDITION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

Theatre Coup d'Etat brings you Fight Night: a single-elimination fight tournament. Taking on characters from Macbeth to Darth Vader, political figures, and celebrities alike participants will use swords, axes, knives, bricks, bats, hand-to-hand, and if they must - rubber chickens. Combined with witty referee banter and audience participation, Fight Night invites one and all to grab a pint and cheer on the mayhem! (more...)

Photo Flash: Moving Farm Life Tale A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN to Open at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

The classic and moving drama A Moon For The Misbegotten is the next show in Playhouse on Park's Mainstage Series. Opening night is Friday, February 17, at 8pm, with a complimentary pre-performance wine and cheese reception at 7pm.  (more...)

Find Out What Audiences Have to Say in a New JONAH AND OTTO Video
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Critics and audiences are raving about Off-Broadway's newest hit JONAH AND OTTO. Just some of the comments made by this week's patrons were caught on video which debuted today on YouTube. (more...)

Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman to Star in LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom landing in the West End, and Funny Girl starting a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces today that Trevor Nunn will direct Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman in Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of FORTY-TWO STORIES at City Lit Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Douglas Post's Forty-Two Stories, a comedy set in a Lake Shore Drive high-rise condominium, will receive its world premiere full production as the third show in City Lit Theatre's 2016-17 season. The press opening will be Sunday, April 23rd at 3 pm following previews from April 14-22nd. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatreworks Silicon Valley present CALLIGRAPHY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with the Regional Premiere of Velina Hasu Houston's international comic drama, Calligraphy. Two continents, two cultures, two estranged sisters, and two cousins determined to bridge the gap between them, are all boldly calligraphed in this free-wheeling work set in Los Angeles and Tokyo, past and present.  East and West collide as Japanese free-spirit Sayuri and biracial American Hiromi care for their feuding mothers, whom they gamely hope to reunite before it is too late. Directed by TheatreWorks Associate Artistic Director Leslie Martinson, Calligraphy will be presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley March 8-April 2 at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. For tickets ($35-$59) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

BWW Review: THIS IS OUR YOUTH at Macbeth Studio
by Geoffrey Lawrence - Feb 17, 2017

Imagine stepping off Orange Avenue into the lobby of what feels like an old-time New York Hotel. Then, you take what looks and feels like an old-time elevator up to the ninth floor where you arrive at Macbeth studio. The inside has been transformed to what appears to be the inside of an apartment belonging to a teenager from the 1980s. 'Who Knows the Sun,' by Velvet Underground is playing, and around the room are Frank Zappa posters. You can still hear the sounds coming from Orange avenue, which only adds to the New York feel of the apartment. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The classic and moving drama A Moon For The Misbegotten is the next show in Playhouse on Park's Mainstage Series. Opening night is tonight, February 17, at 8pm, with a complimentary pre-performance wine and cheese reception at 7pm.  A Moon For the Misbegotten runs through March 5. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The AC Group Presents MACBETH at Jack Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

On a barren heath, three sisters tell an ambitious Scottish Lord he is destined to be King.  Alongside his ruthless wife, the pair are seduced by the promise of power. But their fortune is ill-fated. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Theatre By The Lake and English Touring Theatre's World Premiere of WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Theatre by the Lake today announces full cast for the world premiere of Nicholas Pierpan's play William Wordsworth.  Michael Oakley directs Daniel Abelson (Coleridge), Amiera Darwish (Sara), Richard Evans (Atkinson/Elderly Man), Joseph Mydell (George Beaumont), Emma Pallant (Dorothy), Paul Ryan (Peter Garner/Lonsdale's Secretary), John Sackville (Wordsworth), Rosalind Steele (Mrs Coleridge) and Terence Wilton (Lord Lonsdale/Beggar Man). (more...)

Stacy Keach to Return as Ernest Hemingway in PAMPLONA at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Ten years after their critically acclaimed collaboration on King Lear, Artistic Director Robert Falls and stage and screen star Stacy Keach-both 2015 Theater Hall of Fame inductees-reunite for the world premiere of Pamplona by Jim McGrath. (more...)

Punchdrunk's SLEEP NO MORE Shanghai Extends Booking Period to May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Punchdrunk International and co-producers SMG Live today announced the extension of their production of SLEEP NO MORE, which opened to great acclaim on 14th December. Over 30,000 tickets have now been sold for the production, with every performance playing to sell out audiences. Booking is now open until 31st May 2017. (more...)

Planet Ant Takes on Shakespeare with Musical Adaptation MACDEATH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Planet Ant is set to present Macdeath, an original musical adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Scottish Play,' Macbeth, February 24 - March 18. Tickets ($10-$20) are on sale now online at www.planetant.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DISGRACED at Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Onstage now through February 26 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced examines the stories we share with our friends, the secrets we tell our lovers, and the lies we tell ourselves. Described as a 'combustible powder keg of identity politics,' this provocative and thought-provoking new Broadway hit will leave audiences questioning their biases. (more...)

The Old Vic to Present THE MISSING LIGHT Puppetry Show for Kids This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

As part of its programme for families, The Old Vic will present The Missing Light, an enchanting puppetry show for ages 7+ about hopes, dreams and true friendship, created by Mark Arends for Make Mend and Do. The production will run for 12 performances only, 23 Mar - 4 Apr 2017. (more...)

Hong Kong Arts Festival to Present European Premiere of DATONG - THE CHINESE UTOPIA in London this July
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Hong Kong Arts Festival will present the European premiere of Chan Hing-yan's three-act chamber opera, Datong - The Chinese Utopia in London this summer in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. (more...)

Roy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe to Star in WAITING FOR GOD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Roy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe will star in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated WAITING FOR GOD which will begin a 12 week UK tour on 20 April.  WAITING FOR GOD delighted TV audiences across five primetime BBC series in the 1990s. This all-new script is penned by the sitcom's creator Michael Aitkens and directed by Tony Award winner David Grindley. (more...)

Tabard Theatre Announces Stage Premiere of DOG ENDS As Part Of Theatre's Re-Launch
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Tabard Theatre today announced the stage premiere of Richard Harris's black comedy Dog Ends. (more...)

BWW Review: DYING FOR A LIFE at Hasimta Theatre - A Cute Comedy About Life Before Death
by Yuval Gerstner - Feb 15, 2017

What would you do if you were sure you're about to die in 2 days? When Dov Schwartz, a theatre critic, asked himself that question while he visited the local cemetery a ghost appeared and advised him to buy a grave before he passes away. From this point on many weird events occurs in his life while he's waiting for his death. (more...)

Long Beach Opera to Stage THE PERFECT AMERICAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

On March 12 and 18, 2017, Long Beach Opera (LBO) will present the long-awaited U.S. premiere of Philip Glass' The Perfect American, a fictionalized account of Walt Disney's final days. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at First Floor Theater's PEERLESS at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

First Floor Theater continues their fifth season with the Chicago premiere of Jiehae Park's critically acclaimed PEERLESS, directed by Artistic Director Hutch Pimentel. PEERLESS runs now through March 11, 2017 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. The press opening is tonight, February 15, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Court Theatre Presents Tom Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces casting for the Chicago premiere of The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard, directed by Charles Newell. The Hard Problemruns March 9 - April 9, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago.  (more...)

Performances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teethtonight, February 14, through March 19 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center(262 Ashland Place), TFANA's state-of-the-art permanent home in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

New Stars Announced for CABARET at Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company announced today casting for the Wharton Center engagement of the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE BLAMELESS at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Old Globe presents the world premiere of Nick Gandiello's touching and timely drama The Blameless, which was developed in a reading in the Globe's Powers New Voices Festival last year. Gaye Taylor Upchurch (The Last Match, Bethany) returns to the Globe to direct.The Blameless will play February 23 - March 26, 2017 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run February 23 - March 1. Opening night is Thursday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company below! (more...)

World Premiere of RULES OF SECONDS by John Pollono Comes to LATC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Honor! Madness! Blood! Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney directs the world premiere of an edgy, intense and darkly comic new play by John Pollono (Small Engine Repair, Lost Girls) in a co-production of the Latino Theater Company and The Temblors, a unique new collective of seven Los Angeles-based playwrights. Rules of Seconds opens March 23 at The Los Angeles Theater Center, with low-priced previews beginning March 16. (more...)

Estelle Parsons to Helm THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT at La MaMa This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot will receive a rare New York revival this spring at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa (66 East 4th Street) with previews beginning March 9th, 2017 for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through March 26th.  Opening Night is set for Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Carriageworks presents Sydney Premiere of LADY EATS APPLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Over three days from 16 - 18 March 2017, Carriageworks presents the Sydney premiere of the internationally renowned contemporary theatre company Back to Back Theatre's most ambitious project to date, Lady Eats Apple. Set inside a vast, awe-inspiring inflatable structure, Lady Eats Apple is a story about the inevitability of death, our fragility and the myths and illusions we create to fortify ourselves. Inarguably one of the world's most important contemporary theatre companies working today, Back to Back Theatre returns to Carriageworks after its sold-out season of Ganesh Versus the Third Reich in 2014, charting new trails deeper into the landscape of the unconscious with their most epic production yet. (more...)

The Elephant Theatre Company presents GOD'S WAITING ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Elephant Theatre Company presents Robert Austin Rossi's heartfelt World Premiere dramaGod's Waiting Room where prejudices collide with the past and present in issues of sexuality, religion, intolerance and love. Renowned Los Angeles theatre Director, David Fofi directs this award-winning cast. LA stage veterans Kathleen Garrett stars along with Jeremy Glazer, Mark Adair-Rios, Randy Vasquez and Charlie Pacello. (more...)

Scott Hunter and Barnaby Hughes to Lead the International Premiere Of War-Time Gay Love Story YANK!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The 12-stong cast has been revealed for the international premiere of war-time love story Yank! which opens in Manchester next month. (more...)

DINNER WITH FRIENDS Will Open Next Month at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning play Dinner with Friends opens March 9 at Little Fish Theatre as the third show of the 2017 Season. Written by Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Donald Margulies, Dinner with Friends examines the complexities of a marriage and the friendships that are affected by its breakup. Directed by Mark Piatelli, this limited engagement production runs March 9 through March 26. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Full Casting for Revival of Terence Rattigan's LOVE IN IDLENESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom taking up residence in the West End, and Funny Girl in rehearsals ahead of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces full casting for their major new revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness.  (more...)

BLACKLISTERS Tests Utmost Depth Of Belief And Character
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Brandon Sanchez was born from immigrant parents, 'who,' he said, 'wanted to give their children the best chance at life. For them, being born an American citizen was what could allow the chance for that because America is the land of opportunity.' (more...)

Cast Complete for The Public's Free, Cuban-Inspired Mobile Unit TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this spring with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, directed by Saheem Ali. (more...)

Storytelling, Shakespeare, Song and TheatreSports to Bring February to a Close at the Masque Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

A varied line-up of entertainment is scheduled for the Masque Theatre to bring February to a close. From storytelling to theatresports through music shows to the musical language of the Bard, the Masque Theatre stage has something for everyone as this summer season draws to a close. (more...)

Photo Flash: Passionate Play 33 VARIATIONS Takes Off in LA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the third show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the Los Angeles intimate theatre premiere of 33 VARIATIONS by Moisés Kaufman, choreography by Michelle Parrish and directed by Thomas James O'Leary (Next to Normal).  33 VARIATIONS will preview on Thursday, February 9 at 8pm and will open on Friday, February 10 at 8pm and run through Sunday, March 19 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

Video: First Look at Scenes from the Canadian Premiere of MY NIGHT WITH REG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

The Return of FRIDAY 5 (+1): ANTIGONE at Belmont University
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 10, 2017

In Ara Vito's Southern Gothic-inspired treatment of Sophocles' Antigone, the bond between two sisters is challenged by the tragedies of national and familial conflict. Against the backdrop of a decaying home in middle-of-nowhere country, the air is imbued with history and spirits walk the earth. Tragedy is yesterday and tomorrow and now - uncovered by love, betrayal, death, and hope. Summer Shack directs. (more...)

Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble Presents All String Quartet Program, 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble, Inc. (MCCE) continues its 13th Season, Revolution #13, with an All String Quartet Program on Saturday, February 11th at 8pm at the Staten Island Museum. (more...)

Players Club of Swarthmore Presents A DOLL'S HOUSE Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The Players Club of Swarthmore presents the dramatic classic A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen Feb.10-25, for ten performances at 614 Fairview Ave. in Swarthmore.  (more...)

Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA, Starring Victoria Clark, Starts Soon in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

A friendly reminder that there are just two weeks until the world premiere engagement of SOUSATZKA, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, begins in Toronto! Previews start February 25, and opening night is March 23, 2017. (more...)

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