Baltimore Shakespeare Factory Presents THE SHOEMAKER'S HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory is thrilled to present the Baltimore area premiere of Thomas Dekker's hilarious London city comedy, The Shoemaker's Holiday.  The story is based on the real-life Simon Eyre, a commoner who became the Lord Mayor of London. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/8/2016
by - Oct 8, 2016's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/8/2016. (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...)

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...)

BE A BROADWAY STAR Board Game Unveils Expansion Pack Featuring HAMILTON, WAITRESS and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The beloved Broadway board game Be A Broadway Star announces their new 2015/2016 Expansion Pack in time for the holidays!  (more...)

Powerhouse Cast to Bring DETROIT '67 to the Actors Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are pleased to announce the cast and creative team for Dominique Morisseau's heartfelt drama, Detroit '67. (more...)

The McKittrick to Fete Classic Movie Monsters at INFERNO Party This Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street), home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More, celebrates Halloween again with its annual Inferno party, this year reimagined as an ode to 'Classic Movie Monsters' as part of the venue's monthly film-inspired dance party series, Supercinema. (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...)

Theatre Southwest Presents BRIGHT IDEAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

This spoof on Shakespeare's Macbeth asks, 'How far would you go for your child?' For Genevra and Joshua Bradley, the question is no longer hypothetical. Their three-year-old son, Mac, is next on the waiting list to get into the Bright Ideas Early Childhood Development Academy-and everyone knows once you're in there, your life will unfold with glorious ease. Josh and Gen have had to scramble all their lives to get this far…and now they are one fatal dinner party away from the ultimate success as parents: The Right Pre-School. You may never look at pre-school-or pesto-the same way again… (more...)

Tony Winner Michael Cerveris to Teach Montreal Masterclass
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

In The Wings Promotions is bringing two-time Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris to teach an exclusive masterclasses in Montreal on November 11, 2016. (more...)

CCBC Essex Presents MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

A murdered king. A trio of witches. A bloody ambition. This reinvention of the tale is faithful to the Bard's words but taps into the fear and horror that underlie the story of the ambivalent Thane and his ambitious wife. Featuring shadow play, live sound, and stage magic that would make Bill proud, CCBC Essex Academic Theatre presents the Scottish play - "Macbeth." (more...)

Ellen McLaughlin and Teagle F. Bougere to Star in ROZ AND RAY World Premiere in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the highly anticipated two-person casting for the world-premiere production, Roz and Ray, a play by local playwright, Seattle Rep Writers Group alumna, and University of Washington Senior Artist in Residence Karen Hartman, with direction from the acclaimed Chay Yew, Artistic Director of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH at Actors Theater Of Louisville
by Taylor Clemons - Oct 12, 2016

Macbeth is back, and in a way you have never seen before (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present All-New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 59th season with the Lyric Opera debut co-production of Mozart's masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro November 5, 9, 11 and 13 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Rufus Norris Announces New Work for the National Theatre in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

New work by Inua Ellams, Ya?l Farber, DC Moore, Lindsey Ferrentino and Nina Raine is announced today by Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre. Four world premieres and two European premieres are further announced as forthcoming productions for the National Theatre in 2017.   (more...)

White Bear Theatre Announces Cast for TUESDAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Following £1.3m redevelopment, Kennington's White Bear Theatre reopens with Tuesday, Michael Bhim's painfully funny new play about disaffected multi cultural modern Londoners. (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Keith Waits - Oct 10, 2016

Actors Theatre's current staging of Macbeth is loud, bloody, and glorious. It's far from a definitive take on one of the Bard's finest tragedies, and no doubt some purists will wince at the modern dress and liberties taken with the script-gone is 'double, double, toil and trouble' as well as the entire porter scene- but for this horror movie fan and Halloween junkie, it's hard to imagine a better production. (more...)

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