3 Male Dancers Explore One of Shakespeare's Most Complex Women in LADY MACBETH: UNSEX ME HERE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Company Chordelia has announced the dates of its premiere performances and tour of the company's new dance theatre show Lady Macbeth: Unsex Me Here. This exciting and unique piece of dance theatre is created and directed by award winning company Artistic Director Kally Lloyd-Jones and presented in co-production with Solar Bear. (more...)

BURIED CHILD, Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play, Announces Final Casting, Including Charlotte Hope, of GAME OF THRONES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Charlotte Hope (Myranda in Game of Thrones, Allied, A United Kingdom), Jack Fortune (King Lear, Route Irish, Sparkling Cyanide), Barnaby Kay (A Streetcar Named Desire, The Real Thing, Wuthering Heights) and Gary Shelford (Twelfth Night, Angry Young Man) join the previously announced multi award-winning, international star Ed Harris (forthcoming HBO series from J.J. Abrams & Jonathan Nolan; Westworld, Pollock, The Hours and The Truman Show), Golden Globe winner Amy Madigan (Twice in a Lifetime, Roe vs. Wade), and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, The Railway Man, Now is Good) to complete the cast in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer & Obie prize winning play, Buried Child, following a critically acclaimed New York run earlier this year. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES at the Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Patrick Marber directs Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Tom Hollander (Henry Carr), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya) and Tim Wallers (Bennett). The production - which opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November - completely sold out, breaking Menier box office records by becoming the first play to sell out ahead of its opening in the theatre's history. (more...)

Cardboard Citizens Announces Full Details for their Tour of CATHY COME HOME Inspired Production
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Following their one-off theatrical re-staging of Ken Loach's seminal work Cathy Come Home at the Barbican in July of this year, the award-winning theatre company Cardboard Citizens has announced a brand new touring production for October, Cathy, based around similar themes. This year marks the marks the both 50th anniversary of Loach's film and the 25th anniversary of the theatre company who work making theatre with and for homeless people.  (more...)

BWW Review: PEERLESS
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 29, 2016

PEERLESS is playing through October 9th at MOXIE theatre. For showtimes and ticket information go to www.Moxietheatre.com (more...)

American Lyric Theater, in partnership with MasterVoices, Presents THE HALLOWEEN TREE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 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. (more...)

Francesca Zambello to Direct San Francisco Opera's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN - Full Cast Announced; Summer 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock today announced the casting and schedule for the Company's summer 2018 presentations of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). The four-opera cycle of Das Rheingold,Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung-widely considered the greatest and most ambitious work ever conceived for the lyric stage-will be presented in three complete cycles from June 12 through July 1, 2018.  (more...)

Rising Houston Star Actor Kedrick Brown to Guest Star in NWA Film Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michele
by Movies News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Houston Actor and former University of Houston Graduate student Kedrick Brown will Guest-star as legendary Alonzo Williams of The World Class Wrecking Cru in the new Liftime Original NWA film, Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michele premiering Saturday, October 15 at 8PM ET/PT. (more...)

Upcoming Catholic University Drama Productions Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Catholic University of America Department of Drama will present the following performances for the 2016-2017 academic year. Unless otherwise noted, performances take place at the Hartke Theatre on the Catholic University campus at 3801 Harewood Road, N.E., Washington, D.C. (more...)

Photo Flash: BRAVE NEW WORLD Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Brave New World features a dynamite ensemble, including many actors who have been with the show since its first workshop back in 2014. The ensemble brings a wealth of knowledge to the team and years of experience. The ensemble for Brave New World is: Nehassaiu deGannes, Jesse Dwyre, Sofia Fabiilli, Carlos Gonzalez-Vio, Eli Ham, Ryan Hollyman, Adriano Sobretodo Jr., Zoe Sweet. (more...)

Capital Stage Presents Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize Winning AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Capital Stage continues its 12th season Love + War with Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize Winner August: Osage County. Tracy Letts' masterpiece will be directed by Benjamin T. Ismail and will feature Capital Stage favorites such as Janis Stevens, Jamie Jones and Amy Resnick. (more...)

EMH Productions in Association with Atim Udoffia Presents DOUBT: A PARABLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

EMH Productions rounds out its fifth year of dynamic theatre on intimate Sacramento stages, this time partnering with Co-Producer Atim Udoffia for Doubt by John Patrick Shanley. It will be directed by Sacramento's Anthony D'Juan. This 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play mesmerized audiences on Broadway, while the 2009 film adaptation received an Oscar nomination.  (more...)

The New York Innovation Theatre Foundation Honors the Best and Brightest of Off-Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 12 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2016 recipients at its annual awards ceremony, The IT Awards. Hosted by a crowd favorite, Jason Kravits and directed by award winning director and sound designer, DeLisa White the ceremony took place from 7pm to 10pm at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. (more...)

Maechi Aharanwa, Tre Davis and Renika Williams to Lead National Black Theatre's SWEET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Maechi Aharanwa, Tre Davis and Renika Williams will star in Harrison David Rivers' play 'Sweet,' the first theatrical production of the 48th season of Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre's (NBT). (more...)

Dances Patrelle to Present THE YORKVILLE NUTCRCAKER This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Dances Patrelle presents The Yorkville Nutcracker from December 8-11, 2016 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, E. 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, NYC. (more...)

MACBETH to Play the Contemporary Theater Company This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Double, double toil and trouble: Shakespeare's spooky tragedy, Macbeth, is coming to the Contemporary Theater Company just in time for Halloween, running October 14 through November 12. (more...)

Breaking News: Kevin Kline Will Return to Broadway Next Year in PRESENT LAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Back in February, BroadwayWorld reported that stage and screen star Kevin Kline would star in The Acting Company's reading presentation of Noel Coward's charming comedy PRESENT LAUGHTER. Now he's taking the show to Broadway, according to the New York Times.   (more...)

Breaking News: Michael Grandage Will Direct FROZEN; Christopher Oram Joins Team as Scenic & Costume Designer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Michael Grandage and Tony and Olivier Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram are confirmed for the creative team of Frozen, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, slated to open at Broadway's St. James Theatre in spring 2018.   (more...)

The Vagrancy Announces MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Following THE VAGRANCY's OVATION NOMINATED, West Coast Premiere of Maria Irene Fornes' WHAT OF THE NIGHT?, the Los Angeles based theatre company proudly presents Shakespeare's deliciously murderous Macbeth, helmed by Artistic Director CAITLIN HART. (more...)

Poppy Fields, the Dixieland Diva, to Debut One-Woman Solo Show POPPY FIELDS: IN HEAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Opium Productions announced today that Poppy Fields, the Dixieland Diva and one-half of Mack & Poppy, America's best least-known lounge act, will debut her solo show, Poppy Fields: In Heat, for three performances only on Friday, October 21 and 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...)

A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, Extends Before Off-Broadway Opening
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced a two-week extension for 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).  Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Marjorie Prime, Detroit, Maple and Vine at Playwrights; You Got Older; Belleville; This Wide Night; Smokefall), A LIFE will be the second production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season.   (more...)

FROZEN Confirms Michael Grandage & Christopher Oram Will Join Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Michael Grandage and Tony and Olivier Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram are confirmed for the creative team of Frozen, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, slated to open at Broadway's St. James Theatre in spring 2018.   (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE at MCC Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

MCC Theater today announced casting and full creative team for its thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival announce performances of Shakespeare's reverie of love, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Managing Director David Melville. ?A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM will begin previews on Saturday, October 15, will open on Friday, October 21 at 7:30pm and performs through Sunday, November 20 at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. (more...)

Tony Winner Alan Cumming to Star in New CBS Crime Drama DR. DEATH
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Alan Cumming will star and executive produce a new CBS crime drama series DR. DEATH. Based on the upcoming book of the same name by James Patterson, the series will be scripted by Michael Rauch, who will also serve as showrunner. (more...)

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston Announces Cast & Creative Team for WARRIOR CLASS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced the cast & creative team for its upcoming productionof WARRIOR CLASS by Kenneth Lin (writer, House of Cards), directed by Dawn M. Simmons. Performances are October 21 - November 13, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Midsommer Flight's Holiday Show TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Midsommer Flight continues its fifth season of free Shakespeare programming, presenting a remount of last year's hit, a free indoor production of the comedy Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, directed by Midsommer Flight's Producing Artistic Director Beth Wolf and music directed by Midsommer Flight's Resident Music Director Elizabeth Rentfro in partnership with the Lincoln Park Conservatory. Dedicated to presenting high quality, accessible productions of Shakespeare's plays, Midsommer Flight is a proud arts partner with the Chicago Park District. (more...)

Plays by Sarah Ruhl, Bryna Turner Join Lincoln Center Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater has announced two new productions for its 2016-2017 season: HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE, a new play by Sarah Ruhl, and an LCT3 production of BULL IN A CHINA SHOP, a new play by Bryna Turner. (more...)

2016 Recipients Announced for New York Innovative Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 12 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2016 recipients at its annual awards ceremony, The IT Awards. Hosted by a crowd favorite, Jason Kravits and directed by award winning director and sound designer, DeLisa White the ceremony took place from 7pm to 10pm at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Finds Full Company, Kicks Off Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Rehearsals began today for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. The show is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions. (more...)

Bear & Co. Presents MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

Three witches lure Macbeth to a clandestine crown. Shakespeare's tale of Scottish savageries from 400 years earlier blends life at the knife edge with surprising tenderness. Twelfth-Century Scotland is the world of Outlander, where decisions reek more of Game of Thrones than of the court of St. James.  Adapted from Bear & Co.'s July 2016 outdoor touring production, here is a love story with appalling consequences, presented in a fast paced re-telling. This is theatre magic. Let it come down. (more...)

Baltimore Shakespeare Company Presents THE COMPLETE DEATHS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE—THE REMOUNT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF) and Cohesion Theatre Company are producing a repeat performance of their original play, The Complete Deaths of William Shakespeare, written by Alice Stanley, Founding Artistic Producer of Cohesion Theatre and directed by Tom Delise, Founding Artistic Director of BSF. (more...)

Simon Keenlyside Stars in His First Met Performances of the Title Role in Mozart's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the opening performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, starring Simon Keenlyside in his first Met performances of the title role, which he has sung to acclaim with numerous leading opera houses. The principal cast, all of whom are making Met role debuts, also includes Hibla Gerzmava as Donna Anna, Malin Bystromas Donna Elvira, Serena Malfi as Zerlina, Paul Appleby as Don Ottavio, Adam Plachetka as Leporello, Matthew Rose as Masetto, andKwangchul Youn as the Commendatore. The October 22 matinee, with this cast, will be transmitted worldwide as part of the 11th season of the Met's Live in HD series, which now reaches more than 2,000 movie theaters in 70 countries around the world. (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

Adrian Edmondson to Star in BITS OF ME ARE FALLING APART at Soho Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Adrian Edmondson is to star in an adaptation of William Leith's at once richly comic, darkly satirical and weepingly emotional bestseller Bits of Me are Falling Apart. (more...)

Laura Whitmore Stars in Stage Adaptation of Peter James' NOT DEAD ENOUGH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Leading television presenter Laura Whitmore will star in the next thrilling stage adaptation of multi-million selling author Peter James' Not Dead Enough. Following Peter James' 11th consecutive Sunday Times No.1 in the UK Book Charts and the huge sell-out success of The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple on stage Not Dead Enough receives its world stage premiere in January 2017. (more...)

New Stage Adaptation of BRAVE NEW WORLD Opens In One Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Brave New World features a dynamite ensemble, including many actors who have been with the show since its first workshop back in 2014. The ensemble brings a wealth of knowledge to the team and years of experience. The ensemble for Brave New World is: Nehassaiu deGannes, Jesse Dwyre, Sofia Fabiilli, Carlos Gonzalez-Vio, Eli Ham, Ryan Hollyman, Adriano Sobretodo Jr., Zoe Sweet. Please click here to view bios and headshots of the team. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents DRACULA: THE JOURNAL OF JONATHAN HARKER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, is proud to present the fourth production of its 2016 season, Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker, a play by Jim Helsinger, from the novel Dracula, by Bram Stoker. (more...)

BWW Looks Closer at TRADE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and SEE ME NOW at the Young Vic
by Liz Cearns - Sep 22, 2016

Genesis Future Directors Award recipient Bryony Shanahan directs trade, Debbie Tucker Green's sharp examination of our transactional world. See Me Now is a new show created and performed by those who have been, or currently are sex workers. (more...)

BWW Takes a Closer Look at Harry Enfield's Upcoming Project with the Young Vic, ONCE IN A LIFETIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Harry Enfield will play studio boss Herman Glogauer in Christopher Hart's adaptation of Kaufman and Hart's classic Hollywood comedy, Once in a Lifetime. Enfield is joined in the cast of Richard Jones' production by John Marquez as George and Claudie Blakley as May, with further casting still to be announced. (more...)

Laura Whitmore to Lead NOT DEAD ENOUGH at Theatre Royal Glasgow Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Leading television presenter Laura Whitmore will star in the next thrilling stage adaptation of multi-million selling author Peter James' Not Dead Enough when it arrives at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow in April next year as part of a UK tour. (more...)

Royal Court Announces Casting for THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay have been cast in Lucy Kirkwood's new play The Children which runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 17 November 2016 - 14 January 2017 with Press Night on Thursday 24 November. Directed by James Macdonald. With design by Miriam Buether and lighting design by Peter Mumford. "At our time of life, we simply cannot deal with this shit."  (more...)

BRAVE NEW WORLD Opens in One Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

After years spent under copyright, Aldous Huxley's enduring classic Brave New World will come to life on a Canadian stage for the first time in decades. Produced by Litmus Theatre and Kabin and with the support of Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM), Brave New World previews September 27-28, opens September 29 and runs until October 16, 2016. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, November 4 - December 4,  featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as "Judy Garland," direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as "Anthony," at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

John Bell, Wil Johnson Join Cast of Starz OUTLANDER for Season 3
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Starz, in association with Sony Pictures Television, has announced today that two key roles have been cast in Season 3. Joining Jamie's (Sam Heughan) world in the 18th century, John Bell (“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”) will play the role of “Young Ian.” (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Cast Changes for THE MAKROPULOS CASE and MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

San Francisco Opera today announced cast updates for the upcoming productions of Leoš Jana?ek's The Makropulos Case and Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly. The role of Albert Gregor in The Makropulos Case will now feature American tenor Charles Workman in his Company debut, replacing Scott Quinn who has withdrawn due to personal reasons. Italian tenor Vincenzo Costanzo will make his United States opera debut as Lt. B. F. Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly in lieu of Maxim Aksenov who has withdrawn for personal reasons. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cabaret for a Cause Performs at This Year's 92Y Street Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Cabaret for a Cause performed at the 92Y Street Festival on Sunday, September 18th. BroadwayWorld has photos below! (more...)

CSO Presents CHORALE MASTERPIECE with Columbus Symphony Chorus and World-Renowned Guest Vocalists, 10/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Conducted by CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov, this passionate and spectacular piece touches every emotion from stark terror to soothing beauty to an uplifting sense of spirituality. Although composed as a sacred work, its deep theatricality has led to it being frequently described as "Verdi's greatest opera." To adequately convey the breadth of his vision, Verdi called for the combined forces of a full orchestra, chorus, and four solo vocalists. As such, the Columbus Symphony will be joined by the Columbus Symphony Chorus, soprano Michelle Johnson, mezzo-soprano Margaret Mezzacappa, tenor Evan Johnson, and bass Burak Bilgili. (more...)

Meet East Lynne Theater Co.'s Cast of BIOGRAPHY at Restaurant Q&A
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

 For those who didn't have the opportunity to meet the cast and crew of East Lynne Theater Company's "Biography" at the after-show party at Aleathea's Restaurant on September 21, another chance is to be had on Friday, October 7 at an after-show Q&A.  It's a wonderful opportunity for patrons to ask the actors and director such questions as "why do they do what they do?" and "how do they do it?"  (more...)

Christa Scott Reed and Lori Wilner Join Richard Dreyfuss in RELATIVITY at TheaterWorks; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

TheaterWorks announced today the full cast and creative team for RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero. (more...)

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