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Jimmy Kieffer Sets Sail at NYMF In BACKBEARD: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Inspired by the popular children's books by Matthew McElligott and following its world premiere at the Theatre Institute at Sage College, Backbeard: The Musical will make its New York premiere as part of the New York Musical Festival.  (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company's Summer Program Soars with ALADDIN JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

'A Whole New World' kicks off the summer youth program with Aladdin JR., based on the iconic animated film and featuring an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Soar to new heights on a magical, flying carpet ride filled with romance, adventure and hilarious hijinks. When street urchin Aladdin vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more beloved characters come to life in this fantastical musical that celebrates the power of love and friendship. Aladdin JR. is directed and choreographed by Carolanne Marano, with Musical Direction by Miriam Arichea. The production opens July 7 and runs for 5 performances only through July 9. (more...)

NYPD Cop Turned Actor James R Alexander Joins Cincinnati Shakespeare's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Long Island based actor and former NYPD police officer James R. Alexander has signed on for the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's full 2017 - 18 season in Cincinnati Ohio. (more...)

The Seeing Place Announces The Cast of CLOUD 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Seeing Place Theater, known for intense & intimate ensemble work, brings you Caryl Churchill's revolutionary masterwork, CLOUD 9 - co-directed by TSP's artistic team, Brandon Walker and Erin Cronican. This play kicks off 'The Empathy Initiative,' the company's year-long commitment to addressing oppression in all forms through the power of theater. (more...)

Actors' Shakespeare Project Announces New Artistic Director Christopher V. Edwards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Actors' Shakespeare Project is excited to announce Christopher V. Edwards as the company's new Artistic Director. (more...)

MTC MACBETH Season Extended Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Due to popular demand, MTC's season of Macbeth has been extended and will now run until 18 July. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Laura Carmichael to Star in APOLOGIA at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Final casting has been announced for Apologia, which will begin previews on 29th July at Trafalgar Studios. Laura Carmichael will join previously announced Tony and Emmy award winner Stockard Channing, Freema Agyeman, Joseph Millson and Olivier Award winner Desmond Barrit in a new production of Alexi Kaye Campbell's darkly funny and haunting play about family and its secrets, directed by Jamie Lloyd. (more...)

Review Roundup: Immersive SEEING YOU Opens Under The High Line
by Review Roundups - Jun 22, 2017

Seeing You, the new immersive experience from impresario Randy Weiner (Sleep No More, Queen of the Night) and avante garde choreographer Ryan Heffington (Sia's 'Chandelier' music video), opened last night, June 21, 2017, Off-Broadway at a former meat market under The High Line at 450 West 14th Street in the Meatpacking District of New York City. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

River Stage Festival Returns to London's South Bank; Full Line Up Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Five free weekends of the best and brightest entertainment from some of the UK's leading arts and culture organisations will once again arrive at London's South Bank this summer; The Glory, HOME, Manchester, WOMAD, Rambert and the National Theatre each 'take over' the River Stage for a weekend throughout July and August. (more...)

Teatro Linea de Sombra's AMARILLO to Play Chicago Shakespeare as Part of DESTINOS Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces a World's Stage production in its soon-to-be-completed new venue, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare: Teatro Linea de Sombra's evocative Amarillo, October 17-29, 2017. Devised by one of Mexico's most celebrated and forward-thinking ensembles and directed by Jorge A. Vargas, Amarillo will be the largest international theatrical event of the inaugural Chicago International Latino Theater Festival - Destinos (d?-stee-noce). (more...)

Madison Lyric Stage Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Madison Lyric Stage will present the iconic rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar for 10 performances July 19-30 at the Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society located at 297 Boston Post Road in Madison, CT. Show times are 7:30 for performances Wednesday - Saturday, and 5:30 on Sundays. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: My Riotous Night at JULIUS CAESAR
by Leah Lane - Jun 21, 2017

I find controversy delicious. As an avid theatre goer, there are very few times when I enter a theater with no preconceptions about what I'm about to see. Whether it's just the gossip I've heard around or the ads that I skip after 5 seconds on YouTube, I usually have some prior knowledge about the subject matter. This was especially true when I went into the Delacorte Theater to see the Public's production of Julius Caesar. I learned of Oscar Eustis' choice to make the play explicitly politically relevant when I heard about Delta and Bank of America pulling their sponsorships. As someone who sees herself as a socially active artist, I got excited. (more...)

Arena Stage's THE ORIGINALIST, About Justice Antonin Scalia, Available On-Demand
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Following a world-premiere televised broadcast on THIRTEEN's Theater Close-Up, John Strand's 'The Originalist', captured live on-stage from Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C., is available to stream on-demand at vimeo.com/ondemand/TheOriginalist. (more...)

Playwright Steven Berkoff Adapts SHAKESPEARE'S VILLAINS to the Big Screen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

British actor and playwright Steven Berkoff, (A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, BEVERLY HILLS COP) has launched a crowd-funding campaign on LiveTree.com for the theatrical release of his new film, SHAKESPEARE'S HEROES & VILLAINS. The move marks Berkoff's plan to focus his career on the big screen. (more...)

Photo Flash: Shakespeare on the Sound presents MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Performances begin TONIGHT for the Shakespeare on the Sound's immersive production of Macbeth. Directed by Artistic Director Claire Shannon Kelly, Macbeth will transform the idyllic Pinkney Park (177 Rowayton Avenue, Norwalk, CT) on the Five Mile River to the eerie Scottish Highlands to create an immersive experience for the audience; Macbeth's journey will be their journey too.   (more...)

Shakespeare By The Sea to Open MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Shakespeare by the Sea (SBTS) is proud to announce the opening of Macbeth, one of Shakespeare's most dramatic and thrilling plays, during its 20th Anniversary Season this summer. Helmed by Ovation Award-winner, Stephanie A. Coltrin, audiences will be drawn in by this potent political story of a legendary king beginning June 22 in San Pedro. (more...)

Theater 2020 goes back to the Bard with a South Pacific MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

THEATER 2020, Brooklyn Heights' professional theater company is pleased to announce their upcoming production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set amidst the witchcraft and sorcery of the South Pacific. Directed and adapted my IT Award nominee David Fuller, and running 10 indoor & 2 outdoor performances in Brooklyn Heights, Thursday, May 25nd through Sunday, June 18th, 2017. Press is invited beginning Friday, May 26th. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE SEAGULL at Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces further casting for Simon Stephens's new version of Anton Chekhov's highly renowned play, The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes. (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes the Creators and Star of HVMLET
by Broadwaysted - Jun 20, 2017

To be, or not to be... Broadwaysted? That was an easy question for our new #FriendsOfTheShow Tatiana Baccari, Wednesday Derrico, and Blair Baker of the upcoming production of HVMLET. This week we're pouring out mimosa's while our guests discuss their intersectional feminist adaptation of Shakespeare's classic drama appearing at the SheNYC Festival. (more...)

Backstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state. (more...)

Dance Base Announces Programme for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

This year, the Dance Base Festival programme is linked by a sense of connection and identity; welcoming 21 shows, from 12 countries, to perform under one roof as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017. (more...)

Free Summer Events for the Whole Family Announced for Park Slope
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) has just announced plans for this season's SUMMER STROLLS, four fabulous nights when a stretch of Brooklyn's Fifth Avenue closes to traffic - and opens for all kinds of local fun and festivities, transforming the street into a giant block party. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Alan Cumming Stars in Emotional Drama AFTER LOUIE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The new drama AFTER LOUIE follows Sam (Alan Cumming), an artist and activist who lived through the early years of HIV/AIDS - a man scarred and still struggling with survivor's guilt. (more...)

HIP TO HIP Announces Free Shakespeare in the Parks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Hip to Hip Theatre Company, under the Artistic Direction of Jason Marr is proud to announce its 2017 season of Free Shakespeare in the Parks. Now in its eleventh season, Hip to Hip will tour in repertory with William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1: The Prince and the Rebel and Measure for Measure from July 25th to August 20th. The family friendly tour will travel to 12 parks throughout all five boroughs of New York City, Jersey City, and Southampton.  (more...)

Freema Agyeman, Desmond Barrit, and Joseph Millson Join Stockard Channing in APOLOGIA at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Further casting has been announced for Apologia, which will begin previews on 29th July at Trafalgar Studios. Freema Agyeman will join previously announced Tony and Emmy award winner Stockard Channing in a new production of Olivier Award winner Alexi Kaye Campbell's darkly funny and haunting play about family and its secrets, directed by the multi-award winning Jamie Lloyd. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - The Carriage House Players to Present Shakespeare's MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Carriage House Players (formerly Arena Players) are proud to present William Shakespeare's Macbeth! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/17/2017
by - Jun 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/17/2017. (more...)

Geordie Brookman Introduces a Creative Ensemble at State Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

2017 marks a new direction for State Theatre Company, with the formation of a Creative Ensemble - a group of actors and creatives taking residence to work on a number of productions and creative developments in 2017 and 2018. At the time of formation, in 2017 State Theatre Company is the only major theatre company in Australia to engage a resident ensemble of actors. (more...)

FSU/Asolo Conservatory's Dog Days Theatre to Kick Off with RELATIVELY SPEAKING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training kicks off the inaugural season of Dog Days Theatre, a new theater project offering smart, contemporary works just light enough for the dog days of summer, with Tony Award and Laurence Olivier Award-winning British playwright Alan Ayckbourn's bright and brassy comedy RELATIVELY SPEAKING. (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH at HSC and Central PA's Shakespeare Season
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 16, 2017

In a busy year for Shakespeare in Central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg Shakespeare Company gives the Scottish Play some twists and turns for the summer's biggest production. (more...)

Performances Begin Tonight for MACBETH at Shakespeare on the Sound
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Performances begin TONIGHT for the Shakespeare on the Sound's immersive production of Macbeth. Directed by Artistic Director Claire Shannon Kelly, Macbeth will transform the idyllic Pinkney Park (177 Rowayton Avenue, Norwalk, CT) on the Five Mile River to the eerie Scottish Highlands to create an immersive experience for the audience; Macbeth's journey will be their journey too. (more...)

Crowded Fire to Present Christopher Chen's A TALE OF AUTUMN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) In his inaugural commission as Crowded Fire's Playwright-in-Residence, Christopher Chen tackles the power structures inherent in large corporations. Set in a parallel world, A TALE OF AUTUMN is a psychological rise-to-power fable. (more...)

BWW Interview: KINKY BOOTS' Blair Goldberg Talks Chipotle, Her Childhood on Broadway and Panic! at the Disco Heartthrob Brendon Urie
by Matthew Blank - Jun 15, 2017

A chat with KINKY BOOTS' Blair Goldberg, who made her Broadway debut as a child opposite Bernadette Peters in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. (more...)

Danni Smith to Star in FUN HOME at Victory Gardens; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater begins its 43rd season with Fun Home, with music written by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics written by Lisa Kron and directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 15, 2017
by - Jun 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

MACBETH Brings Something Wicked to Rowayton Tonight for Shakespeare on the Sound
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Performances begin tonight for the Shakespeare on the Sound's immersive production of Macbeth. Opening Night is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience presents Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family. Measure for Measure is the first time Godwin is directing Shakespeare with an American company. The production runs this weekend, June 17, through July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Adjusted Realists Bring CHICKENS IN THE YARD to Brooklyn's JACK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Adjusted Realists, a company devoted to telling theatrical stories about slightly unhinged worlds, is thrilled to present CHICKENS IN THE YARD, written by Paul Kruse and directed by Will Taylor. CHICKENS IN THE YARD begins performances on Wednesday, June 28 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 16. Press Opening is Friday, June 30 at 8 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lookingglass Theatre Company's Award-Winning Production of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Punchdrunk's SLEEP NO MORE Extends in Shanghai; See Stunning New Shots from the Show!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Punchdrunk International and co-producers SMG Live have announced that their production of Sleep No More in Shanghai will now run until 12 August 2017. The company marked a major milestone recently with their 100th performance on Wednesday 3 May.  A special celebration took place where audience members were treated to a one-off cabaret night after the show. A selection of new production images of Sleep No More are being released to mark the occasion - check them out below! (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston To Run Summer Schools
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston's Summer Schools are back, running from Saturday 22 Jul - Saturday 2 Sep, for ages seven - twenty-five, ranging from three days to a week. (more...)

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS Brings Hound Dog Fever Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Elvis is in the house!  Opening Night of the New York premiere of Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues) is tomorrow, June 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Angela Lansbury & More Celebrate Irish Repertory Theatre at SONDHEIM AT SEVEN
by Walter McBride - Jun 14, 2017

Just yesterday, Irish Repertory Theatre presented SONDHEIM AT SEVEN, this season's Gala Benefit production, at The Town Hall. Featuring an introduction by Special Guest Angela Lansbury, SONDHEIM AT SEVEN honored Carmine D. Boccuzzi, Jr., Partner at Cleary Gottlieb LLP, and recognized the extraordinary contributions of Anne Anderson, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States; Barbara Jones, Consul General of Ireland in New York; and David Donoghue, Ambassador of Ireland to the United Nations. (more...)

North American Premieres from UK, Syria and Israel Among Lincoln Center Festival 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Festival's theater offerings feature four North American premieres from the U.K., Syria, and Israel, challenging audiences to look backward and forward, while offering perspectives that confront assumptions about human nature. (more...)

Matthew Floyd Jones to Perform RICHARD CARPENTER IS CLOSE TO YOU at Underbelly Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

'Richard Carpenter was my very first musical inspiration growing up. It all started with him. And he's the only person who knows more about being the piano player in a duo with a wonderful female singer than me. It's the part I was born to play!' -Matthew Floyd Jones (more...)

HAMLET to Open Midsommer Flight's Sixth Season at Lincoln Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

HAMLET is the summer production in Midsommer Flight's sixth season bringing free Shakespeare to Chicago's parks. It opens Saturday, July 8 at Lincoln Park, 2045 N. Lincoln Park West. (more...)

Matthew Floyd Jones to Bring RICHARD CARPENTER IS CLOSE TO YOU to Underbelly
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Richard Carpenter is Close to You, written and performed by Matthew Floyd Jones, is coming to Underbelly (George Square) from 2-27 August 2017 (not August 15) at 5.20pm.  (more...)

Gate Theatre Announces New Associates and Full Line-up for Intransit Festival Takeover
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Following the recent announcement of her inaugural season as Artistic Director of Gate Theatre, Ellen McDougall today announces two new Associates joining the Gate - Jude Christian, and Anthony Simpson-Pike. Former Associate Director Lynette Linton also re-joins the team as Director of the Young Associates programme. (more...)

Second Thought to Close 2017 Season with World Premiere of THE NECESSITIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Second Thought Theatre closes its 2017 season of change with the world premiere of The Necessities by Dallas-based playwright and artist Blake Hackler. Joel Ferrell, Associate Artistic Director for the Dallas Theater Center, returns to direct after previously directing Othello and Gruesome Playground Injuries for the company. (more...)

Spanish Adaptation of ROMEO AND JULIET & More Set for Theater on the Lake's 65th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Chicago Park District today announced the five genre-defying productions comprising the 65th season of Theater on the Lake, the Chicago Park District summer theater festival. (more...)

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