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Hartford Stage Reveals Portion of 2015-16 MainStage SeasonHartford Stage Reveals Portion of 2015-16 MainStage Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak announced today Hartford Stage's 2015-16 season will open in September with the world premiere of An Opening in Time, a subtle and moving play about finding connections in a changing world, written by Connecticut native Christopher Shinn. (more...)

Keith David, Hill Harper & More to Star in Lemon Andersen's TOAST at The PublicKeith David, Hill Harper & More to Star in Lemon Andersen's TOAST at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the Public Lab production of TOAST, written by Lemon Andersen. Directed by Elise Thoron, TOAST begins previews on Tuesday, April 21 and runs through Sunday, May 10, with an official press opening on Tuesday, May 5. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/26/2015 - THE VISIT Begins, NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR Opens and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/26/2015 - THE VISIT Begins, NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR Opens and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 26, 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: Broadway's THE VISIT and the Rockettes' SPRING SPECTACULAR start tonight! (more...)

Cast Announced for Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED at Gate TheatreCast Announced for Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED at Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces the full cast for the European premiere of Danai Gurira's Eclipsed. Caroline Byrne directs Faith Alabi (Maima), Michelle Asante (Helena), Joan Iyiola (Bessie), T'Nia Miller (Rita) and Letitia Wright (Girl) in the second and final production of Gate Theatre's Freedom Burning season.The production opens on the 27 April, with previews from the 23 April and runs until the 16 May. (more...)

World Premiere of BODY & BLOOD Set for Gift Theatre, 6/18-8/9World Premiere of BODY & BLOOD Set for Gift Theatre, 6/18-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Gift Theatre artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton announces the world premiere of smart, exhilarating new play Body & Blood by Gift Co-Founder and playwright, William Nedved and directed by Marti Lyons, who previously directed Bethany last season and recently directed Thornton in Lookingglass' Title and Deed. Body & Blood features Gift ensemble members Lynda Newton (The Royal Society of Antarctica) and Gabe Franken (Thinner Than Water) with guest artists Cyd Blakewell (Griffin Theatre Company's Balm in Gilead), Stephen Spencer (Remy Bumppo's Our Class) and Nicholas Harazin (Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Macbeth). (more...)

Philadelphia Artists' Collective to Present THE FAIR MAID OF HTE WEST, 4/1-18Philadelphia Artists' Collective to Present THE FAIR MAID OF HTE WEST, 4/1-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Guts and glory storm the stage in full leather boots as The Philadelphia Artists' Collective (PAC) embarks on a sweeping adventure tale with Thomas Heywood's The Fair Maid of the West at Broad Street Ministries (315 S. Broad Street). This long-submerged theatrical treasure rides the waves with dashing heroes, treacherous villains, plucky heroines and love on the high seas. Charlotte Northeast directs a well-known cast lead by Barrymore Award winner Rachel Camp as Bess, the Fair Maid of the West who will stop at nothing to be with Adam Altman's Spencer. There's love, danger and enough buffoonery to warm any heart. (more...)

Betsy Mugavero, Tony Amendola & More Set for Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2015 SeasonBetsy Mugavero, Tony Amendola & More Set for Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Utah Shakespeare Festival has announced the casting of the first eight actors for the 2015 season. All are familiar faces, having appeared at the Festival in the past. Actors include Tony Amendola, Melinda Pfundstein, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, Sam Ashdown, Betsy Mugavero, Peter Sham, David Ivers and Brian Vaughn. Please check for complete casting available soon at www.bard.org. (more...)

Inis Nua Theatre Company to Present Enda Walsh's PENELOPE, Opening 4/10Inis Nua Theatre Company to Present Enda Walsh's PENELOPE, Opening 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Spring will be sprung (loose) when Inis Nua Theatre Company presents Penelope by Enda Walsh at the Prince Music Theater (1412 Chestnut Street). This dark comedy takes us into the world of Homer's The Odyssey by the back door, or maybe it's a trap door, as we fall into a part of the story that's never been told before. Penelope awaits the return of her husband, Odysseus, from the Trojan war. Four suitors are locked in a do-or-die competition to win her love at a barbecue unlike any you have ever seen. Will the great warrior return and slay his rivals, or will one of these self-proclaimed poets convince her to turn to a new love? (more...)

LITTLE MERMAID, TUG OF WAR Cycle, MADSUMMER Premiere and More Set for Chicago Shakespeare's 2015-16 SeasonLITTLE MERMAID, TUG OF WAR Cycle, MADSUMMER Premiere and More Set for Chicago Shakespeare's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

?Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson announce today the line-up of the 2015/16 Season, including innovative reimaginings of the classical canon, new work developed at CST and the first installment of Gaines' ambitious Shakespeare history cycle. Anticipating Shakespeare 400, the international celebration of the playwright's four-hundred-year legacy in 2016, the season honors Shakespeare's spirit of inventiveness and audacity. (more...)

New American Theatre to Premiere 63 TRILLION at Odyssey Theatre, 4/25New American Theatre to Premiere 63 TRILLION at Odyssey Theatre, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Award winning Broadway director Steve Zuckerman and noted playwright, screen and television writer John Bunzel are tapped by The New American Theatre Artistic Director Jack Stehlin to offer Los Angeles a 'first look' at the new comedy 63 TRILLION, opening at the Odyssey Theatre on April 25, 2015. (more...)

Review Roundup: Immersive CARRIE THE MUSICAL Opens at La Mirada TheatreReview Roundup: Immersive CARRIE THE MUSICAL Opens at La Mirada Theatre
by Review Roundups - Mar 25, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts presents the Los Angeles premiere of the all-new, reimagined, environmental and completely immersive theater production of the legendary musical CARRIE THE MUSICAL. Opening night was March 18. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Cast and Video Released for West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Jonathan Slinger, Kraig Thornber, Lara Denning & MoreSTAGE TUBE: New Cast and Video Released for West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Jonathan Slinger, Kraig Thornber, Lara Denning & More
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2015

As the hit West End show Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, approaches its second anniversary, producers today announced the cast that will take it into its third year. Alongside Jonathan Slinger as Willy Wonka will be Kraig Thornber (Grandpa George), Lara Denning (Mrs Bucket) and Mark Oxtoby (Jerry), among other new names. Originating company members Ross Dawes and Derek Hagen will take over the roles of Mr Salt and Mr Bucket respectively. (more...)

Verdi's DON CARLO to Return to the Met Opera, 3/30Verdi's DON CARLO to Return to the Met Opera, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Verdi's sweeping historical tragedy Don Carlo will return to the Met stage March 30for an eight-performance revival conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the dynamic maestro who led the 2010 Met premiere ofNicholas Hytner's critically acclaimed production. Yonghoon Lee will reprise his portrayal of the conflicted title hero, withFerruccio Furlanetto as his father and rival, the imposing Philip II; Barbara Frittoli as his lover, Elisabeth de Valois;Ekaterina Gubanova as Elisabeth's tormented lady-in-waiting, Princess Eboli; Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Rodrigo, Don Carlo's friend and ally; and James Morris as the menacing Grand Inquisitor. (more...)

Kenneth Branagh Talks Plans for Scorsese MACBETH Film' 'I'm Very Hopeful It's Going to Happen'Kenneth Branagh Talks Plans for Scorsese MACBETH Film' 'I'm Very Hopeful It's Going to Happen'
by Movies News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Kenneth Branagh confirms that plans for a collaboration with Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese for a new film version of Macbeth are 'practically there', and reveals that a revival of the production is also a possibility. (more...)

Sahr Ngaujah, Caleb McLaughlin & More to Star in Signature's THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEKSahr Ngaujah, Caleb McLaughlin & More to Star in Signature's THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, written and directed by Athol Fugard. The production runs April 21 to May 31 with a May 11 opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. To purchase tickets for all Signature productions, call Ticket Services at 212-244-7529 (Tues. - Sun., 11am - 6pm) or visit signaturetheatre.org. (more...)

Coronado Playhouse to Premiere New Anthony Logan Cole Cabaret ShowCoronado Playhouse to Premiere New Anthony Logan Cole Cabaret Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

New York theatre and cabaret artist Anthony Logan Cole (Les Miserables, Jekyll and Hyde, Beauty and the Beast) will debut his new cabaret concert You've Hungered For This All Your Life at the Coronado Playhouse in San Diego on April 14th. Cole, who is currently playing Javert in Les Miserables at the AVO Playhouse, will reunite with Tim and Megan Larsen who have previously appeared with him in concert at The Duplex and 54 Below in New York City. The show will be Musical Directed by Stephen Hunter Taylor. You've Hungered For This All Your Life features songs from Cole's dynamic repertoire and personal stories about life on the road, dirty lyric changes, and more in this unique cabaret. (more...)

KC Rep to Stage World Premiere of STICKY TRAPS, 4/24-5/24KC Rep to Stage World Premiere of STICKY TRAPS, 4/24-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 50th anniversary season with Sticky Traps, a powerful new play by KC Rep's Playwright in Residence, Nathan Louis Jackson, Directed by Resident Director, Kyle Hatley. Sticky Traps focuses on a small town not far from Kansas City, where a mother protects her gay son's honor when his funeral is protested by a local church. Her actions have unintended consequences that will test her whole family - and the power of their love -- in the face of hate. The production begins Friday, April 24th and runs through Sunday, May 24th at Copaken Stage in downtown Kansas City. (more...)

Wildspark Theatre & the Cockpit Set Cast of THE BOMBING OF THE GRAND HOTELWildspark Theatre & the Cockpit Set Cast of THE BOMBING OF THE GRAND HOTEL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Wildspark Theatre & the Cockpit have announced their cast for forthcoming original production, The Bombing of the Grand Hotel. (more...)

The Betsy Stage to Present OTHELLO: A KHORUS INE, 4/17-5/23The Betsy Stage to Present OTHELLO: A KHORUS INE, 4/17-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

'OTHELLO: A Khorus Line' is the Betsy Stage's dedication to the Broadway musical and its evolution. Set in Greece, this 'demi' musical asks us to consider what we lose if we don't ask questions. (more...)

Nuffield and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse to Present THE HUDSUCKER PROXYNuffield and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse to Present THE HUDSUCKER PROXY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

This May, Southampton's Nuffield and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse will produce The Hudsucker Proxy, in association with internationally acclaimed company Complicite. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 22, 2015

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on some of the grandest stages in the world. (more...)

The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2015 National Council WinnersThe Metropolitan Opera Announces 2015 National Council Winners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2015

After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, five young singers have been named the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. (more...)

Dallas Opera to Close Season with IOLANTA, 4/10Dallas Opera to Close Season with IOLANTA, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

DALLAS, TX, MARCH 19, 2015 – The Dallas Opera 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season closes with a charming and poignant—but rarely performed work—by Russia's greatest composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's 1892 “gem,” IOLANTA (Y?-LAWN-tah), a fairy tale romance with deeply serious undertones set in Medieval France. (more...)

West Coast Premiere of THE WAY WEST to Begin 4/16 at Marin TheatreWest Coast Premiere of THE WAY WEST to Begin 4/16 at Marin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Marin Theatre Company continues its 48th Season with the West Coast premiere of Mona Manour's The Way West, winner of the company's 2013 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize. (more...)

Stephen Wight, GLEE Star Dianna Agron Set for World Premiere of McQUEEN at St. James, May 12Stephen Wight, GLEE Star Dianna Agron Set for World Premiere of McQUEEN at St. James, May 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Award-winning actor Stephen Wight takes on the title role of Lee McQueen and Dianna Agron will play Dahlia in the world premiere of James Phillips's play McQUEEN directed by John Caird, which will run at St. James Theatre from 12 May, with press nights on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 May. The play will also star Tracy-Ann Oberman as Isabella Blow, Laura Rees as Arabella, and David Shaw-Parker as John Hitchcock, along with Sophie Apollonia, Amber Doyle, George Hill, Eloise Hymas, Jordan Kennedy, Rachel Louisa Maybank and Carrie Willis. (more...)

Women's Project Theater's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins TonightWomen's Project Theater's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Women's Project Theater present the world premiere of The Undeniable Sound of Right Now, written by Laura Eason (S e x with Strangers,'House of Cards') and directed by Kirsten Kelly (Slipping), beginning tonight, March 19 at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. Opening night is set for Thursday, April 2 at 7pm. The production is set to run through Saturday, May 2. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKJesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2015 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Wednesday, May 27 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This summer will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to the Park this summer as Trinculo in THE TEMPEST, along with Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe teaming up again with Daniel Sullivan on CYMBELINE to play Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Imogen, respectively. (more...)

They've Got Magic to Do! Penn & Teller Will Return to Broadway This Summer at the Marquis TheatreThey've Got Magic to Do! Penn & Teller Will Return to Broadway This Summer at the Marquis Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Thirty years after their New York premiere and 40 years after they first started as a team, PENN & TELLER will return this summer for a strictly limited six-week engagement at the Marquis Theatre (46th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue) from July 7 - August 16. Opening night will be announced. Tickets will go on sale on April 16th. (more...)

Clare Higgins and Greg Hicks to Star in CLARION World Premiere at the Arcola, April 15-May 16Clare Higgins and Greg Hicks to Star in CLARION World Premiere at the Arcola, April 15-May 16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

?Two of the most highly acclaimed British actors of their generation, Clare Higgins and Greg Hicks, are to star in the World Premiere of Clarion, set in the office of Britain's worst newspaper, the Daily Clarion. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Opens Next MonthCincinnati Shakespeare Company's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season with the much anticipated return of the audience favorite, "The Taming of the Shrew' by William Shakespeare. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Luke Kernaghan Talks DUNSINANE and the Continuation of MACBETHBWW Interviews: Luke Kernaghan Talks DUNSINANE and the Continuation of MACBETH
by Ellen Dostal - Mar 18, 2015

What if Shakespeare's Macbeth wasn't the end of the story? It's intriguing, isn't it; to consider a world in which Lady Macbeth might have survived, for she would most certainly not have gone quietly into the night. Playwright David Greig thought so too and, beginning March 27th, LA Shakespeare lovers will have a chance to see his modern day sequel to The Scottish Play when the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company bring DUNSINANE to The Wallis in Beverly Hills. (more...)

Photo Flash: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of PLACEBOPhoto Flash: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of PLACEBO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Playwrights Horizons presents the world premiere of PLACEBO, a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (This at PH, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, [sic], the FX series 'The Americans,' 'House of Cards' on Netflix). Directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (This at PH, The Fortress of Solitude, Bad Jews, 4000 Miles, [sic]), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Hard Sparks' R & J & Z to Bring Blood, Guts and Zombies to the New Ohio Theatre, 4/1-18Hard Sparks' R & J & Z to Bring Blood, Guts and Zombies to the New Ohio Theatre, 4/1-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

The New Ohio Theatre + Hard Sparks present: R & J & Z, written by Melody Bates and directed by Joan Jubett, running April 1 - 18 at the New Ohio Theatre. (more...)

Zeljko Lucic Withdraws from the Met's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and AIDA Due to IllnessZeljko Lucic Withdraws from the Met's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and AIDA Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Željko Lucic has withdrawn from his spring Met engagements due to illness. In his place, George Gagnidze will sing Alfio in the new production of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana. Gagnidze, who will also sing Tonio in Pagliacci as originally scheduled, will join Marcelo Álvarez in performing in both halves of the evening's double bill; Álvarez sings both Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. (more...)

COC to Stage BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE & ERWARTUNG Double-BillCOC to Stage BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE & ERWARTUNG Double-Bill
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

The Canadian Opera Company's iconic double-bill of Béla Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle and Arnold Schoenberg's Erwartung returns to the company's mainstage to close its 2014/2015 season. COC Music Director Johannes Debus conducts both operas for the first time, leading the COC Orchestra through these visceral and haunting scores, all brought to life in a mind-bending and gravity-defying production by world-renowned Canadian artistic visionary Robert Lepage. Bluebeard's Castle is sung in Hungarian and Erwartung is sung in German, both with English SURTITLESTM, and runs for only seven performances on May 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 23, 2015 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company to Present BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, 5/6Canadian Opera Company to Present BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company's iconic double-bill of Béla Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle and Arnold Schoenberg's Erwartungreturns to the company's mainstage to close its 2014/2015 season. COC Music Director Johannes Debus conducts both operas for the first time, leading the COC Orchestra through these visceral and haunting scores, all brought to life in a mind-bending and gravity-defying production by world-renowned Canadian artistic visionary Robert Lepage. Bluebeard's Castleis sung in Hungarian and Erwartung is sung in German, both with English SURTITLESTM, and runs for only seven performances on May 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 23, 2015 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Review Roundup: PLACEBO Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: PLACEBO Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Mar 16, 2015

Playwrights Horizons presents the world premiere of PLACEBO, a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (This at PH, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, [sic], the FX series 'The Americans,' 'House of Cards' on Netflix). Directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (This at PH, The Fortress of Solitude, Bad Jews, 4000 Miles, [sic]), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. Opening Night set for tonight, March 16 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

ALL THE WAY, LIVING ON LOVE, JOSEPHINE Premiere and More Set for Asolo Rep's 2015-16 SeasonALL THE WAY, LIVING ON LOVE, JOSEPHINE Premiere and More Set for Asolo Rep's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Today, March 16, 2015, Asolo Repertory Theatre and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training announced their highly anticipated 2015-16 seasons with a special presentation in the Mertz Theatre. (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Opens Tonight at Paper Mill, Starring Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee, and MoreTHE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Opens Tonight at Paper Mill, Starring Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame (which first played to rave reviews in La Jolla). Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame has a book by Peter Parnell, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Chase Brock. (more...)

BWW TV: In the Studio With Scenic Designer Extraordinaire, Derek McLane!BWW TV: In the Studio With Scenic Designer Extraordinaire, Derek McLane!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2015

Derek McLane is one of the busiest men on Broadway. Not only did the scenic designer return to create the look of this year's Academy Awards, but he's also been hard at work on Fiasco Theatre's Into the Woods, Atlantic Theatre Company's Posterity, the West End transfer of Beautiful, and two new Broadway musicals- Gigi and Living on Love. McLane invited BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge into his studio for a look at his recent projects, and you can take a behind the scenes look below! (more...)

BAM to Present Daniel Beaty's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Next WeekendBAM to Present Daniel Beaty's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Daniel Beaty gives a tour-de-force performance, playing up to 40 characters in The Tallest Tree in the Forest, a solo play, which he also wrote. It tells the life story of Paul Robeson, a towering figure among our nation's prominent African-Americans. Renowned director Moises Kaufman returns to BAM (The Laramie Project, 2013 Winter/Spring) to direct this show which has delighted and enlightened audiences from Kansas City, to LA, La Jolla, and Washington, DC. The show runs Mar 22-29, 2015. (more...)

ExhibiTours to Bring AMNH's THE POWER OF POISON to East London from 16 MayExhibiTours to Bring AMNH's THE POWER OF POISON to East London from 16 May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

?UK promoters ExhibiTours are set to bring an adaptation of The American Museum of Natural History's entertaining and illuminating exhibition The Power of Poison to East London's Truman Brewery from 16 May revealing the strange and intriguing things that happen when humans and toxic substances collide. (more...)

Shakespeare/Star Wars Mash Up Returning to Chicago, 4/30-5/24Shakespeare/Star Wars Mash Up Returning to Chicago, 4/30-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

E.D.G.E. Theatre has announced the return of MacSith, April 30 - May 24 at Pendulum Theater Space, 1803 W. Byron Ave. Based on William Shakespeare's Macbeth and set it the Star Wars universe, MacSith is adapted by Orion Couling and Jard McDaris and directed by Couling. Running time is 70 minutes. Previews are Thursday, April 30, Friday, May 1, Saturday, May 2, Thursday, May 7 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 3 at 3 p.m. Opening night is Friday, May 8 at 8 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 for previews and $18 during the run. Tickets may be purchased at ?EdgeofOrion.com. (more...)

The Acting Company's MACBETH and 'KING ARTHUR'S COURT' Coming to the Pearl Next MonthThe Acting Company's MACBETH and 'KING ARTHUR'S COURT' Coming to the Pearl Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Margot Harley, producer of The Acting Company, has announced the Company's New York Season in conjunction with its 42nd National Tour. (more...)

ORESTEIA, BAKKHAI and MEDEA Set for the Almeida Theatre's 'Greek' Season; Ben Whishaw and More to Star!ORESTEIA, BAKKHAI and MEDEA Set for the Almeida Theatre's 'Greek' Season; Ben Whishaw and More to Star!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Almeida Theatre announces its new season: Almeida Greeks. (more...)

Little Angel Theatre to Present THE PAPER DOLLS, April 18-June 28Little Angel Theatre to Present THE PAPER DOLLS, April 18-June 28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

A Little Angel Theatre and Polka Theatre co-production THE PAPER DOLLS runs at Little Angel Theatre, 18 April - 28 June 2015. Press show: 25 April 2015 at 3:30 p.m. From the award-winning author of The Gruffalo. (more...)

'SONGS OF OUR YOUTH' with Samantha Blaire Cutler & Sam Poon Set for Don't Tell Mama, 4/27'SONGS OF OUR YOUTH' with Samantha Blaire Cutler & Sam Poon Set for Don't Tell Mama, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

On April 27, at 7:00 p.m., a cabaret performance entitled Songs of Our Youth: Samantha Blaire Cutler and Sam Poon, will be performed at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, New York, NY. The show will feature Sam Poon ( The King and I, Macbeth, Billy Elliot, Les Miserables) and Samantha Blaire Cutler ( Billy Elliot, Orange is the New Black, Sisters). Special guests joining Sam and Sam will be friends from stage and television and the Professional Performing Arts School including: Jibreel Mawry ( Motown the Musical), Brionna Trilling ( Billy Elliot), Ella Watts ( The Sound of Music Live), Saoirse Dempsey and Katya Urban. (more...)

Kentucky Shakespeare to Present MACBETH on 'Shakespeare in the Parks' Tour, 3/28-5/17Kentucky Shakespeare to Present MACBETH on 'Shakespeare in the Parks' Tour, 3/28-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Kentucky Shakespeare is proud to announce the second annual - Shakespeare in the Parks Tour. The seven-actor, 90-minute Macbeth will tour to 18 area parks and bring free Shakespeare to various neighborhoods from March 28-May 17, 2015. It is the kick-off to the summer Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park. (more...)

Factory and Native Earth to Present Toronto Premiere of THE UNPLUGGING, March 14-April 5Factory and Native Earth to Present Toronto Premiere of THE UNPLUGGING, March 14-April 5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

In an instant, electricity all over the world stops flowing and humanity is left in the dark. Factory and Native Earth Performing Arts present the Toronto premiere of THE UNPLUGGING by Yvette Nolan, directed by Nina Lee Aquino, and winner of the 2013 Jessie Award for Outstanding New Play (Vancouver). The show stars two veterans of the Toronto theatre community, Diana Belshaw and Allegra Fulton, and features newcomer Umed Amin. The production will play on stage at Factory from March 14 - April 5, 2015. (more...)

Official: Alec Baldwin & Laurie Metcalf to Lead ALL MY SONS in East Hampton This SummerOfficial: Alec Baldwin & Laurie Metcalf to Lead ALL MY SONS in East Hampton This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton presents Arthur Miller's award-winning American classic All My Sons starring Alec Baldwin and Laurie Metcalf and directed by Stephen Hamilton. The play will run Tuesdays through Sundays, June 9-28 and is produced by Guild Hall in association with Roy Furman and Ellen Myers. (more...)

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