Full Cast Announced for Sheffield Theatres' SHOW BOATFull Cast Announced for Sheffield Theatres' SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the company for his new production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical Show Boat. (more...)

Official: Xavier and Beck to Star in Sheffield's SHOW BOAT!Official: Xavier and Beck to Star in Sheffield's SHOW BOAT!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Daniel Evans will direct Michael Xavier as Gaylord Ravenal, Gina Beck as Magnolia Hawks, Lucy Briers as Parthenia Hawks, Sandra Marvin as Queenie, Emmanuel Kojo as Joe, Rebecca Trehearn as Julie La Verne and Allan Corduner as Captain Andy Hawks. (more...)

Roger Rees Public Memorial to be Held at New Amsterdam Theatre This MonthRoger Rees Public Memorial to be Held at New Amsterdam Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

A memorial tribute will be held for Roger Rees, the legendary Tony Award-winning actor, and Tony Award nominated director, on Monday, September 21 at 1:00 PM at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 W 42nd Street, NYC), it was announced today.  Doors will open at 12:30 PM, with general admission seating available to the public.   (more...)

HORNIMAN'S CHOICE Begins This Month at Finborough TheatreHORNIMAN'S CHOICE Begins This Month at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, Horniman's Choice brings together four plays by the leading figures of the 'Manchester School' of playwrights - Harold Brighouse, Stanley Houghton and Allan Monkhouse, all originally championed by Annie Horniman, owner of Gaiety Theatre, Manchester, the first regional repertory theatre in Britain. Horniman's Choice runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 27 September 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 28 September 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Andrew Upton Announces Line-Up for Sydney Theatre Company's 2016 Season; Rose Byrne & More Among Cast!Andrew Upton Announces Line-Up for Sydney Theatre Company's 2016 Season; Rose Byrne & More Among Cast!
by Jade Kops - Sep 3, 2015

Sydney Theatre Company's (STC) Artistic Director, Andrew Upton, has announced the 2016 season, the last of which he will program before the position is handed over to Jonathan Church at the end of 2015. (more...)

Diversionary's West Coast Premiere of AMAZONS AND THEIR MEN Begins TonightDiversionary's West Coast Premiere of AMAZONS AND THEIR MEN Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Diversionary Theatre is proud to kick-off preview performances tonight at 8pm for the innovative launch season of new Executive Artistic Director: Matt M. Morrow.  The 30th anniversary for the non-profit will invite beloved audiences to five remarkable San Diego premiere productions.  The first piece of this landmark year; Amazons and Their Men, is a West Coast Premiere that will feature Mr. Morrow's San Diego directing debut. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/2/2015 - ROY COHN, CHARLIE BROWN, MOONSHINE and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/2/2015 - ROY COHN, CHARLIE BROWN, MOONSHINE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 2, 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: IN BED WITH ROY COHN gets intimate off-Broadway, stage kids bring 'CHARLIE BROWN' to life, 'MOONSHINE' starts up in Dallas and more! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard in First U.S. Trailer for MACBETHVIDEO: First Look - Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard in First U.S. Trailer for MACBETH
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

The first official U.S. trailer has arrived for Justin Kurzel's upcoming adaptation of Macbeth, featuring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard as the conniving, power-hungry medieval couple. (more...)

Playhouse on Park Welcomes New Teaching Artist for Young Actor Training ProgramPlayhouse on Park Welcomes New Teaching Artist for Young Actor Training Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

This class is open to middle school students (grades 5-8) who desire to improve their acting and performance technique. The Actor Performance Training Program is sectioned into three units, allowing for in-depth study of various acting topics. Students will begin with improvisation then they will learn how to create characters through Shakespearean text. For the final unit, students will be asked to incorporate what they have learned throughout the year into a devised theatre piece. The program will conclude with a showcase where they perform their original ensemble-generated performance. (more...)

Vancouver Opera to Open New Season with Verdi's RIGOLETTO, 9/26Vancouver Opera to Open New Season with Verdi's RIGOLETTO, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~  Vancouver Opera kicks off the exciting 2015-2016 season with Giuseppe Verdi's thrilling blockbuster, Rigoletto. Powerful baritone Gordon Hawkins will sing the title role, with international superstar soprano Simone Osborne as Gilda and acclaimed tenor Bruce Sledge as the Duke. Sensational melodies, heartbreaking drama and vivid characters make this dark, tender drama of love and revenge irresistible. (more...)

Capitol Center for the Arts Sets National Theatre Live Screenings for 2015-16 SeasonCapitol Center for the Arts Sets National Theatre Live Screenings for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

The Capitol Center for the Arts is proud to present five broadcast presentations from London's National Theatre during the 2015-16 Season, including new productions of Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock, The Imitation Game), and Everyman, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave). (more...)

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Professor Launches SHAKESPEARE, NOT STIRRED BookWorcester Polytechnic Institute Professor Launches SHAKESPEARE, NOT STIRRED Book
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

What do you get when you mix Shakespearean characters, the ups and downs of modern-day life, and delicious food and drink recipes? You get Shakespeare, Not Stirred: Cocktails for Your Everyday Dramas, a new book co-authored by Michelle Ephraim, associate professor of English at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). (more...)

FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training to Present THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE and THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUNDFSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training to Present THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE and THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training adds Tony and Obie Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang's absurdist comedy THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE to its 2015-16 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at American Theatre of Actors' MACBETHPhoto Flash: First Look at American Theatre of Actors' MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

A stunning new production of William Shakespeare's Macbeth  will be presented at the stunningly renovated Chernuchin Theatre, opening the 40th season of the American Theatre of Actors, directed by founder James Jennings and featuring - yes - a stunning cast head by Thomas Leverton and Jessica Jennings with Jane Culley (appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association). (more...)

Pearl Theater to Open 2015-16 Season With A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMPearl Theater to Open 2015-16 Season With A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

The Pearl Theatre Company (Artistic Director, Hal Brooks) will begin its 2015-2016 season with Bedlam Theater Artistic Director Eric Tucker's fresh take on William Shakespeare's classic A Midsummer Night's Dream,following a highly successful engagement of the production at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival this summer. Midsummer kicks off the Pearl's 32nd season, which will continue in the spring with the New York Premiere of Aaron Posner's Stupid Fu**ing Bird in and a World Premiere adaptation by Mark Shanahan of George Feydeau's Le Dindon, entitled The Dingdong. (more...)

THE CHRISTIANS Starts New York Premiere Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsTHE CHRISTIANS Starts New York Premiere Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group 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...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for BRAVE NEW WORLD, Opening in Northampton Next WeekPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for BRAVE NEW WORLD, Opening in Northampton Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

BRAVE NEW WORLD, widely considered to be one of the finest and most prophetic dystopian novels of the twentieth century, bursts into life on stage in an adaptation by award-winning playwright Dawn King, directed by James Dacre and designed by Naomi Dawson, with an original new music by the ground breaking British band These New Puritans. The first preview is slated for Tuesday 4 September in Northampton, with press night on Tuesday 8 September 2015, followed by a UK tour. Scroll down for a peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

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...)

PHOTO: First Look - Michael Fassbender as 'Callum' in Upcoming ASSASIN'S CREEDPHOTO: First Look - Michael Fassbender as 'Callum' in Upcoming ASSASIN'S CREED
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

New Regency and 20th Century Fox have revealed the first look at Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch in the upcoming action adventure, ASSASSIN'S CREED. (more...)

Theatre Y to Present 'An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences, Underneath The Lintel'Theatre Y to Present 'An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences, Underneath The Lintel'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Theatre Y presents "An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences: Underneath the Lintel" by Glen Berger, at various locations in Chicago, opening September 19, 2015. "Lovely Evidences," directed by Melissa Lorraine with Assistant Direction from Jordan Matthew Walsh, featuring Darren Hill, previews on September 18 at Theatre Y (entrance via side alley at 2649 N Francisco), press opening September 19 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (2012 W Dickens Ave); show runs every Monday, ongoing, with "flash mob" performances at locations to be announced weekly. For more information, visitTheatre-Y.com. (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...)

Four Clowns to Stage HAMLET at Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, 9/18-10/10Four Clowns to Stage HAMLET at Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, 9/18-10/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Los Angeles' favorite clown troupe Four Clowns, still buzzing from the success of their recent award-winning Hollywood Fringe Festival engagement, teams up with the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles for an all new take on one of the Bard's most popular works. Four Clowns presents Hamlet will run for eight performances only, Fridays and Saturdays from September 18 - October 10, 2015, all shows at 8:00pm. Shakespeare's Hamlet has been appearing in various forms across LA this year, and it seems only natural for the Clowns to take on this classic story.  (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...)

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