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Andre De Shields and More Headed to Yale Rep's SEVEN GUITARS; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, directed by Timothy Douglas, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) November 25 through December 17. Opening Night is Thursday, December 1. (more...)

Olivier Award-Winning Director Howard Davies Passes Away at 71
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

According to BBC News, Olivier Award-winning director Howard Davies passed away yesterday. He was 71 years old. (more...)

Official: Paula Vogel's INDECENT Will Open on Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

INDECENT - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre - will premiere on Broadway this spring. (more...)

VIDEO: Michael Fassbender in All-New ASSASSIN'S CREED Featurette
by Movies News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Below, check out an all-new featurette for Justin Kurzel's action film ASSASSIN'S CREED. Starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Michael K. Williams, the film hits theaters on December 21, 2016.  (more...)

Edward James Hyland, Liv Rooth, Karen Ziemba and More to Lead OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, present Other People's Money, by Jerry Sterner, directed by Marc Bruni from November 23 through December 18 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck Theatre. (more...)

THE JUNGLE BOOK Opens at The Rose This Month
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 25, 2016

In an original take on a classic story, The Rose Theater will transform into the jungles of India in their upcoming production of The Jungle Book. This thrilling adventure story follows the story of Mowgli, a baby in India who wanders away from his village and into the jungle where he is raised by wolves. The 70-minute production opens at The Rose on Oct. 28 and continues through Nov. 13.  (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Company Presents First Annual Up Close Cocktails Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) is excited to announce its First Annual Up Close Cocktails Benefit, hosted by Trish Rigdon, Chair of Media Arts at The Art Institute of Houston. The Up Close Cocktails Benefit is Wednesday, November 9th from 6-8pm. We're transforming our theatre at Spring Street Studios, for an elegant cocktail night celebrating 4th Wall's bright future and the awesome generosity of our patrons. Patrons will enjoy live music and beer provided by Karbach Brewery, wine from Nice Winery,  hor d'oeuvres provided by Shade Restaurant and valet parking service available.  Join us to meet new friends and reconnect with old friends while making a difference in the lives of Houston performing artists. Your participation will make a big difference at this first must-attend event. (more...)

Foothill Theatre Arts Presents OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The Pulitzer Prize winning American classic OUR TOWN  by Thornton Wilder comes to life in a vibrant new production directed by Bruce McLeod for Foothill Theatre Arts.  Proclaimed 'One of the finest achievements of the current stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Playwrights Horizons' A LIFE Celebrates Opening Night!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Playwrights Horizons' A Life, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows), just opened at the company's Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). Originally scheduled to play a limited engagement through Sunday, November 13, the production will now play through Sunday, November 27. (more...)

PICT Sets THE MERCHANT OF VENICE in Tense, Pre-World War II America
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

On November 3rd, PICT Classic Theatre will continue its 2016-2017 season at Union Project with THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, set against the backdrop of pre-World War II America. (more...)

Scarlett Strallen, Alastair Brookshaw & More Will Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Scarlett Strallen (Amalia Balash) will be joined by Alastair Brookshaw (Ladislav Sipos), Les Dennis (Mr Maraczek), Callum Howells (Arpad Laszlo), Katherine Kingsley(Ilona Ritter), Dominic Tighe (Steven Kodaly) and Mark Umbers (Georg Nowack), with Rachel Bingham, Peter Dukes, Luke Fetherston, Olivia Fines, Aimee Hodnett, Sarah-Marie Maxwell and Vincent Pirillo for the company's major revival of She Loves Me this Christmas. The production reunites Strallen with director Matthew White, following their previous collaboration at the Menier on Candide. The production opens on 7 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 5 March 2017. Full casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Gate Theatre Announes Cast for I CALL MY BROTHERS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Artistic Director of Gate Theatre Christopher Haydon today announces the full cast for Jonas Hassen Khemiri's I Call My Brothers, the final production in its Too Close To Home season. Tinuke Craig, former Associate Director at the Gate, returns to direct Nadia Albina,Lanna Joffrey, Jonas Khan and Richard Sumitro in the production which opens on 14 November, with previews from 10 November, running until 3 December. (more...)

New York Choral Society and Orchestra to Present U.S. Debut of Joseph Vella's THE HYLAND MASS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Music Director David Hayes will lead the New York Choral Society and Orchestra (NYChoral) in the United States premiere of Maltese composer Joseph Vella's The Hyland Mass: A Prayer for Unity in Diversity. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Tom Hanks, Kate McKinnon, and Alec Baldwin Take on the Third Presidential Debate
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2016

Congratulations, America: You made it through the third and final Presidential debate. And, while we still have to suffer through 15 more days of this nightmarish election, the end is in sight. On last night's episode of SNL, Alec Baldwin (Trump) and Kate McKinnon (Secretary Clinton) went head to head in a cold open version of the debate, moderated by the episode's host for the evening, Tom Hanks, who took on the role of FOX News Anchor, Chris Wallace.  (more...)

The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dion Johnstone, Patrick Page and More in CORIOLANUS at Red Bull
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Red Bull Theater presents William Shakespeare's Coriolanus, the first production of the 2016-'17 season. The streets are full of protest: It's an election year; economic inequality strains the social fabric; debates rage throughout a nation riddled with dissension and distrust; unscrupulous politicians manipulate public opinion; the hypocrisy and humiliation of political campaigns drive away the country's finest! But beneath all this political drama looms the personal tragedy of one man's emotional blindness. Call it Coriolanus ripped from the headlines! This visceral new production will spark a timely dramatic dialogue between actors and audiences. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/21; HAMILTON in Chicago, BILLY ELLIOT in New Zealand and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 21, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Chicago, South Bend, New Zealand and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the opening of HAMILTON in Chicago, SWEENEY TODD in South Bend, and BILLY ELLIOT in New Zealand, just to name a few. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars with VIETGONE's Jon Hoche
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Jon Hoche, who is currently in previews for Vietgone- playing at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I . (more...)

The Arc Theatre to Stage STEEL MAGNOLIAS This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Arc Theatre will present Robert Harling's popular American classic STEEL MAGNOLIAS, directed by Artistic Director Mark Boergers*, playing January 19 - February 21, 2017 at the Red Curtain Theater at First Congregational Church, 1445 Hinman Ave. in Evanston. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theatre Y's MACBETH at the Chopin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Following a yearlong artistic collaboration with French theatre luminary Georges Bigot, renowned theatre company, Theatre Y, presents the inaugural production of the newly formed Theatre Y Ensemble with William Shakespeare's Macbeth, running now through December 4, at the historic Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE FAIRY QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Chicago's historic Studebaker Theater will become the home of live opera with a contemporary adaptation of Henry Purcell's 1692 “The Fairy Queen,” a reimagining of Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night's Dream” presented by Chicago Opera Theater (COT) beginning November 5. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season with The World Premiere of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS IN PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon and directed by Jessica Thebus, runs November 10 - December 18, 2016 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, November 18 at 8 pm. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - The Belasco Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Oct 20, 2016

Have you ever wanted to spend time with Stephen Sondheim in the lobby during one of his shows? Did you know that Patti LuPone once had a Broadway ghostly encounter? Have you wondered what it was like to be in the landmark Broadway premiere of Angels in America? (more...)

Old Sound Room and The Windmill Factory Will Bring New Rock Musical JIB to Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

JIB, a new living film, rock show, and ghost play by Michael McQuilken (BAM, Prototype Festival, Amanda Palmer international tour) is having it's Philadelphia premiere this December at the Christ Church Neighborhood House in Old City. (more...)

Critics Choice: SOMETHING WICKED, RENT, NOISES OFF and So Much More On Tap This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 20, 2016

Here are our suggestions - our choices, as it were - for the shows to catch, the people to see, before Monday morning rolls around. Again. When work beckons, we promise you'll have so much more interesting water cooler chatter to share that you'll be the envy of everyone at the office: (more...)

Cherry Jones to Make West End Debut in John Tiffany's THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Michael Esper, Brian J. Smith, and Kate O'Flynn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

John Tiffany returns to the West End for the first time since the international critical hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, to bring his acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie to the Duke of York's Theatre for a limited season. (more...)

Darlinghurst Theatre Company to Present A LIFE IN THE THEATRE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Performers John Gaden and Arkos Armont and director Helen Dallimore bring their formidable talent and wealth of 'life in the theatre' experience to bear in David Mamet's modern classic play and comedy.  (more...)

Photo Flash: ME AMARAS POR SIEMPRE JAMAS en el teatro El Metodo Kairos
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Leonora y Marcos viven hace cinco años juntos. Ellos se atraen y se repelen, se buscan y se rechazan, se aman y se odian. Necesitan hacerse sufrir para amarse con mas pasion. Lo que los une es algo mas poderoso que ellos mismos, algo penoso y terrible que les duele reconocer y confesarse. 'Me amaras por siempre jamas' es un torturante estudio del amor, que resume el drama de la pareja. (more...)

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS to Blow Into Rose Theatre Kingston for the Holidays; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Today Rose Theatre Kingston announces the casting for its Christmas production of Kenneth Grahame's classic story The Wind in the Willows. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SPRING and THE LAST DANCE at Frontier Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Linked by ocean sounds and the figure of a silent female listener, Spring, and The Last Dance, are a potent, poetic pairing. The girl in Susan Hill's Spring considers the life she has already lived, and the life that lies ahead of her. What might she have to look forward to? But although the sea air on a clifftop in Spring gives the feeling of hope, she's far from carefree. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience Teams with NYPL for AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE Talk
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience and The New York Public Library mark the close of 2016 - the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death - with a free public conversation on Shakespeare's pervasive and perennial role in American culture. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends Again at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Public Theater has announced a final extension today for the first major New York revival of PLENTY, written by David Hare. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show began performances on Tuesday, November 4 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 20. It will now run through Thursday, December 1, with an official press opening Sunday, October 23. (more...)

American Lyric Theater Presents THE HALLOWEEN TREE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, in partnership with MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), presents The Halloween Tree on October 30, 2016 at 3pm in the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th Street, New York City.  Based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel that explores the origins of Halloween, composer Theo Popov and librettist Tony Asaro take us on an epic journey as a group of children search for their friend Pipkin, who has mysteriously disappeared on Halloween night. Conductor: Adam Turner. Featuring Mark S. Doss as Moundshroud; with Emma Grimsley, Shirin Eskandani, Spencer Viator, Brian Wallin, Michael Kelly, and Jarrett Porter with members of MasterVoices.   (more...)

Cast Announced for Connecticut Premiere of UNNECESSARY FARCE at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go! Playhouse on Park's Mainstage series continues with Unnecessary Farce, written by West Hartford native Paul Slade Smith. Opening night is Friday, November 4, at 8:00pm, with a complimentary pre-performance wine and cheese reception from 7pm-8pm.   (more...)

The Point Eastleigh to Present MACBETH 18/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

On Friday 18th November Volcano Theatre Company presents Macbeth - Directors Cut 2016 at The Point, Eastleigh. (more...)

National Theatre of Scotland's Immersive Show THE STRANGE UNDOING OF PRUDENCIA HART to Play The McKittrick Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The McKittrick Hotel, home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More, will present the New York premiere of The National Theatre of Scotland's The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, a transporting, music-filled folk theater fable, created by writer David Greig and director Wils Wilson, with design by Georgia McGuinness, movement by Janice Parker and musical direction by Alasdair Macrae. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Twenty-three schools, including both primary and secondary, will perform half hour versions of Shakespeare plays over six nights at Greenwich Theatre in the first week of November. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MACBETH at Contemporary Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Double, double toil and trouble: Shakespeare's spooky tragedy, Macbeth, is coming to the Contemporary Theater Company just in time for Halloween, running now through November 12. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Gunpowder Plot to Stage Shakespeare Fight Night in 'A PALPABLE HIT'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Gunpowder Plot presents, from the producers of Shit-faced Shakespeare, a new theatrical experience: 'A Palpable Hit: Shakespeare's Best Fight Scenes.' (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Presents BEERS & BARITONES: A BAR NIGHT WITH THE BARD at Mad Mouse Brewery
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) blends beer, Shakespeare's sonnets and opera at "Beers & Baritones: A Bar Night with the Bard," at Mad Mouse Brewery (724 W Maxwell St.) on October 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The third annual performance of "Beers & Baritones" will feature Chicago Opera Theater's bass-baritone Zacharias Niedzwiecki and bass Samuel Weiser, along with select performances by Chicago College of Performing Arts students Richard Hatcher and Liz Lengyel. Tickets ($35 to the general public; $30 for subscribers and Opera Underground members) can be purchased online here and includes three beers and appetizers. Mad Mouse Brewery is located inside Moxee's Brewpub, which features barbeque and Cajun cuisine. (more...)

Nuffield Theatre Announces Cast for FANTASTIC MR. FOX
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Director of Nuffield Theatre Sam Hodges today announces the full cast for its brand new adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic Fantastic Mr Fox, a co-production with Curve, in association with Lyric Hammersmith.  Greg Barnett plays Mr Fox, with Richard Atwill (Rat/Bean), Raphael Bushay (Badger/Boggis), Jade Croot (Kit), Sandy Foster(Rabbit), Lillie Flynn (Mrs Fox), Gruffudd Glyn (Mole/Bunce), Kelly Jackson (Mouse), and Edward Hole and Tanya Shields completing the ensemble, alongside actor-musicians, Patrick Burbridge, Anna Fordham and Richie Hart.   (more...)

Teaching Artists from Shakespeare's Globe to Lead Workshops with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's PROJECT38 Teachers!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

A pair of teaching artists from Shakespeare's Globe in London will be visiting the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company on October 22 to facilitate a day of workshops for the CSC artist-educators and the local teachers involved in this year's PROJECT38. PROJECT38 is an educational celebration of the thirty-eight plays in Shakespeare's canon in which each of over forty schools in the greater Cincinnati area explore one of Shakespeare's plays, facilitated by classroom visits from a CSC artist-educator; the project culminates in the spring in a weekend-long arts festival in which students present a series of performances and visual art projects created in response to their assigned play. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre's SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES Brings a Chilling Classic To Life!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present the seventh annualSomething Wicked This Way Comes - a popular one-night-only event - on Monday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m.  The performance kicks off Halloween week and will be held at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue in Madison.  Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at or by phone by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600.  (more...)

Producer Ken Davenport Boards Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group is very pleased to announce that Ken Davenport will join the company as Executive Producer for North America, effective immediately. (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse
by Gracie McBride - Oct 15, 2016


Amerinda to Present THE WINTER'S TALE at HERE Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

American Indian Artists Inc. (AMERINDA) will present a new production of William Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE, directed by Madeline Sayet (Mohegan), with new songs written by Ty Defoe (Oneida/Ojibwe), previews begin Dec 2nd. Opening Night is slated for December 4th.  (more...)

Rossini's GUILLAUME TELL to Open at the Met for First Time in 80 Years, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

A new production of Rossini's Guillaume Tell, the composer's final opera, will open at the Met on October 18 in the first company performances of the ambitious historical epic in more than 80 years-and its first-ever Met performances in its original French. The new staging is directed by Pierre Audi, the incoming Artistic Director of the Park Avenue Armory and conducted by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi. Rossini's opera tells the story of a Swiss revolutionary on a quest for freedom. Its famous "William Tell Overture" is one of the best-known and most performed pieces in the standard classical repertory, though the opera, which makes considerable demands on its stars, orchestra, and chorus, has rarely been presented in modern times. Gerald Finley will star in the title role, which he has made a specialty of in recent seasons, with Marina Rebeka as the Princess Mathilde;  Bryan Hymel as her suitor Arnold; Maria Zifchak as Tell's wife Hedwige; Janai Brugger as their son Jemmy; Italian bass Marco Spotti in his Met debut as Walter Furst; Kwangchul Youn as Arnold's father Melcthal; and John Relyea as Gesler.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Opium Productions announced today that the opening night performance (Friday, October 21 at 9pm) of Poppy Fields: In Heat, the solo cabaret debut from Poppy Fields, the Dixieland Diva and one-half of Mack & Poppy, is SOLD OUT. Limited seats remain for performances on Saturday, October 22 at 9pm and Sunday, October 23 at 7pm at the Cavern Club Celebrity Theater, inside Casita Del Campo Restaurant in Silver Lake. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/14; 2016 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards Nominations Now Open!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 14, 2016

**Bonus** Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards!  Click on your region below and nominate your favorites thru October 31st only! (more...)

Barbara Cook, Patti LuPone, Peter Gallagher and More Featured in THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOL. 3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 from Dress Circle Publishing - the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper - has announced the 23 professionals featured in the upcoming book, which range from legendary Tony Award-winning performers to other disciplines throughout the theater world. (more...)

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