Full Cast Announced for LUNA GALE at Hampstead TheatreFull Cast Announced for LUNA GALE at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Sharon Small, Corey Johnson and Rachel Redford will be joined by Alexander Arnold, Caroline Faber, Ed Hughes and Abigail Rose in the UK Premiere of Luna Gale, in a cast which features both outstanding established performers and exciting new talent.  (more...)

Up in Arms & Arcola Theatre to Stage World Premiere of EVENTIDEUp in Arms & Arcola Theatre to Stage World Premiere of EVENTIDE
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Up in Arms and the Arcola Theatre today announce the world premiere of Barney Norris's new play Eventide, directed by Alice Hamilton. The production opens on 25 September, with previews from 23 September, and runs until 17 October, ahead of a national tour to venues includingTheatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, The North Wall and Salisbury Playhouse. Further tour dates will be announced shortly. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Project Shaw Presents OVERRULED & Shaw ShortsPhoto Coverage: Project Shaw Presents OVERRULED & Shaw Shorts
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 19, 2015

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW just presented the 1912 one-act comedy OVERRULED, last night at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). Overruled starred Robert Cuccioli (Mr. Lunn), Heidi Armbruster(Mrs. Lunn), Alison Cimmet (Mrs. Juno), Dan Butler (Mr. Juno), in which two couples are determined to find romance...but not with each other. GTG's Founding Artistic Director David Staller directs. (more...)

Reed Birney, Emily Skeggs & More Set for GTG/Project Shaw's FANNY'S FIRST PLAY, 6/22Reed Birney, Emily Skeggs & More Set for GTG/Project Shaw's FANNY'S FIRST PLAY, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Casting is now complete for Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW production of Shaw's rarely produced, Fanny's First Play, on Monday, June 22 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Heidi Armbruster and More Set for GTG/Project Shaw's OVERRULED TonightRobert Cuccioli, Heidi Armbruster and More Set for GTG/Project Shaw's OVERRULED Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW production of his 1912 one-act comedy OVERRULED, is set for tonight, May 18 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2015 Events Begin 6/2Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2015 Events Begin 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

SummerStage 2015, Northwestern University's Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts' line-up of summer entertainment, includes stage productions, dance performances and broadcast screenings of international theatre. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Coming to Theaters This June!THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Coming to Theaters This June!
by Movies News Desk - May 12, 2015

Peter Morgan's The Audience, starring Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Helen Mirren and directed by Stephen Daldry, along with an exclusive Q&A, comes to select U.S. cinemas on Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m. local time. (more...)

DFS & National Theatre Live Set New PartnershipDFS & National Theatre Live Set New Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Maxine and Mark Rossman, founders of the Cherry Creek Theatre Company, announced a new sponsorship agreement with the Denver Film Society. The Rossman's will now sponsor monthly screenings of the National Theatre Live (NTL) programming at the Sie FilmCenter. NTL is the National Theatre's ground-breaking project to broadcast the best of British theater live from the London stage to cinemas around the world. (more...)

Blackbird Theatre Announces Premiere of MYTH MusicalBlackbird Theatre Announces Premiere of MYTH Musical
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 4, 2015

?After four critically acclaimed seasons, Nashville's Blackbird Theater will produce what company founders call their 'magnum opus,' the new musical Myth, set for a world premiere run July 16-26. (more...)

Photo Flash: Joey and the Cast of WAR HORSE Take Part in 'Wear a Hat' Day for Brain Tumour ResearchPhoto Flash: Joey and the Cast of WAR HORSE Take Part in 'Wear a Hat' Day for Brain Tumour Research
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Joey the equine star of War Horse joined fellow cast members and thousands of people across the UK taking part in Wear A Hat Day for Brain Tumour Research. The touching tribute took place in memory of 60-year-old Victor 'Vic' Hamilton, a driver at the National Theatre, who lost his life to a brain tumour in March, National Brain Tumour Awareness month. Joey, currently on stage at the New London Theatre, attended a photocall in a striking pink top hat, designed exclusively for Brain Tumour Research by Lock & Co, the world's oldest hat shop in St James's Street, London. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Ralph Fiennes to Star in THE MASTER BUILDER at the Old Vic Next Year; Coming to the Almeida in 2017?Ralph Fiennes to Star in THE MASTER BUILDER at the Old Vic Next Year; Coming to the Almeida in 2017?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Ralph Fiennes, currently starring in Man and Superman at the National, will return to the stage in Ibsen's THE MASTER BUILDER at the Old Vic next winter. (more...)

New American Theatre to Premiere 63 TRILLION at Odyssey Theatre, 4/25New American Theatre to Premiere 63 TRILLION at Odyssey Theatre, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Award winning Broadway director Steve Zuckerman and noted playwright, screen and television writer John Bunzel are tapped by The New American Theatre Artistic Director Jack Stehlin to offer Los Angeles a 'first look' at the new comedy 63 TRILLION, opening at the Odyssey Theatre on April 25, 2015. (more...)

KC Rep to Stage World Premiere of STICKY TRAPS, 4/24-5/24KC Rep to Stage World Premiere of STICKY TRAPS, 4/24-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 50th anniversary season with Sticky Traps, a powerful new play by KC Rep's Playwright in Residence, Nathan Louis Jackson, Directed by Resident Director, Kyle Hatley. Sticky Traps focuses on a small town not far from Kansas City, where a mother protects her gay son's honor when his funeral is protested by a local church. Her actions have unintended consequences that will test her whole family - and the power of their love -- in the face of hate. The production begins Friday, April 24th and runs through Sunday, May 24th at Copaken Stage in downtown Kansas City. (more...)

Paxton Whitehead, Nick Westrate & More Join GTG/Project Shaw's MISALLIANCE, 4/6Paxton Whitehead, Nick Westrate & More Join GTG/Project Shaw's MISALLIANCE, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Casting is now complete for Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW production of his 1910 high-flying comedyMisalliance, on Monday, April 6 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

Lanayre D. Liggera Releases New BookLanayre D. Liggera Releases New Book
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ He was one adventurous man who lived his life to the fullest despite the dangers and the challenges of the world he lived in. Robert Loraine was an acting star, a pioneer aviator, and a soldier in the Boer War and World War I. His personality was both engaging and enraging and everything about him gets unraveled in this biography penned down by author Lanayre D. Liggera. The Life of Robert Loraine: The Stage, the Sky, and George Bernard Shaw reveals the many faces of this interesting and intriguing man. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen MAN & SUPERMAN NTL Live in HD, 5/14Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen MAN & SUPERMAN NTL Live in HD, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

How exciting to be able to see world-famous stage performances captured live at London's National Theatre, as well as insider footage and interviews, close to home! Through the power of high definition (HD) broadcasts, The Ridgefield Playhouse makes it possible to 'try out' acclaimed plays with award-winning actors who are appearing on Broadway as well as at London's National Theatre in a comfortable venue and at a much lower ticket price. Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler's List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw's witty, provocative classic in Man & Superman on Thursday, May 14, at 2 p.m., which is Live in HD, and at 6 p.m. (encore). A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live. For dinner-and-a-play, Bernard's (20 West Lane, Ridgefield; reservations suggested) is offering a prix-fixe menu the day of this event when tickets are presented; reservations suggested; lunch 12-2:30 p.m., dinner at 5 p.m. This series is underwritten by Jeanne Cook, Anita and Nicholas Donofrio, Liz and Steven Goldstone, Marilyn and Joe Kreitz, Joanne and John Patrick, Sabina and Walter Slavin and Taylor Zemo Foundation with support from The Ridgefield Press and Whistle Stop Bakery. (more...)

Full Cast Set for European Premiere of ORSON'S SHADOWFull Cast Set for European Premiere of ORSON'S SHADOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Final casting is announced today for the European premiere of Orson's Shadow, a critically acclaimed comedy by Austin Pendleton, about the time when Hollywood giants Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier worked together for the first time - the inspired idea of legendary theatre critic, Kenneth Tynan.  (more...)

NT Live Re-Broadcasts THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, TodayNT Live Re-Broadcasts THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Beginning today, June 25, National Theatre Live will present encore screenings of Peter Morgan's The Audience, starring Academy & Tony Award winner Helen Mirren, and directed by Stephen Daldry, to select cinema screens in markets internationally. These screenings will include an exclusive In Conversation with Stephen Daldry and Helen Mirren. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Theatre Royal GlasgowFull Cast Announced for THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Full casting has now been announced for The Bunbury Company of Players production of Oscar Wilde's much loved and witty masterpiece THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, which will embark on a first class regional tour from Autumn this year. The play will be on at the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Tuesday 24 to Saturday 28 November 2015. (more...)

Michael Urie, Douglas Sills & More Set for GTG/Project Shaw's MAN AND SUPERMANMichael Urie, Douglas Sills & More Set for GTG/Project Shaw's MAN AND SUPERMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, presents its 105th production, Shaw's masterwork, Man and Superman, on Monday, July 20 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

NT Live to Re-Broadcast THE AUDIENCE This WeekNT Live to Re-Broadcast THE AUDIENCE This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Beginning this Thursday, June 25, National Theatre Live will present encore screenings of Peter Morgan's The Audience, starring Academy & Tony Award winner Helen Mirren, and directed by Stephen Daldry, to select cinema screens in markets internationally. These screenings will include an exclusive In Conversation with Stephen Daldry and Helen Mirren. For participating venues and tickets, visit www.ntlive.com. Click here to watch the trailer. (more...)

Reed Birney, Emily Skeggs & More Set for GTG/Project Shaw's FANNY'S FIRST PLAY TonightReed Birney, Emily Skeggs & More Set for GTG/Project Shaw's FANNY'S FIRST PLAY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW production of Shaw's rarely produced, Fanny's First Play, is set for tonight, June 22 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

Sarah Snook to Star Opposite Ralph Fiennes in Old Vic's MASTER BUILDER This WinterSarah Snook to Star Opposite Ralph Fiennes in Old Vic's MASTER BUILDER This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The Daily Mail reports that Sarah Snook will join Ralph Fiennes, who just finished starring in Man and Superman at the National, in Henrik Ibsen's THE MASTER BUILDER at the Old Vic this winter. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival to Stage Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL, 6/25-7/5Dorset Theatre Festival to Stage Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL, 6/25-7/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Dorset Theatre Festival will stage Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel, a moving and intimate story that confronts race and religion, directed by Giovanna Sardelli, from June 25th through July 5th (more...)

59E59 Theaters to Launch 2015-16 5A Season with THREESOME59E59 Theaters to Launch 2015-16 5A Season with THREESOME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

59E59 Theaters will the 2015/2016 5A Season with the New York premiere of THREESOME, written by Yussef El Guindi, and directed by Portland Center Stage Artistic Director Chris Coleman. (more...)

Christiane Noll and More to Star in THE COTTAGE at the Engeman Theater This SummerChristiane Noll and More to Star in THE COTTAGE at the Engeman Theater This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE COTTAGE. THE COTTAGE is brought to you by the Engeman official Main Stage Sponsor - North Shore LIJ Health System, and Show Sponsor - Lewis Johs Avallones Aviles, LLP Counsellors at Law. Performances begin on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through September 6, 2015. (more...)

ROMEO & JULIET, HANSEL & GRETEL, DOCTOR FAUSTUS and More Set for Quintessence's 2015-16 SeasonROMEO & JULIET, HANSEL & GRETEL, DOCTOR FAUSTUS and More Set for Quintessence's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Quintessence Theatre, Philadelphia's only all-classical repertory theatre, announces its sixth season of progressive classics. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Project Shaw's MAN AND SUPERMAN Celebrates OpeningPhoto Coverage: Project Shaw's MAN AND SUPERMAN Celebrates Opening
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 21, 2015

Man and Superman: One of Shaw's most popular of comedic masterpieces: Jack Tanner is willing to go to almost any lengths to avoid matrimony, even take a trip to Hell and back. Don't miss this rare opportunity to take in Shaw at his ribald best, complete with the legendary dream scene, DON JUAN IN HELL. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DON GIOVANNI Seduces St. Louis!BWW Reviews: DON GIOVANNI Seduces St. Louis!
by Steve Callahan - Jul 15, 2015

From the moment that Scott Schoonover raised his baton to invoke that incredible athletic overture it was re-confirmed to me that DON GIOVANNI is indeed the zenith of 18th Century opera (more...)

Blackbird Theatre Mounts World Premiere of MYTH MusicalBlackbird Theatre Mounts World Premiere of MYTH Musical
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 14, 2015

After four critically acclaimed seasons, Nashville's Blackbird Theater (winner of the 2013 First Night Award for outstanding theater company) opens what company founders Greg Greene and Wes Driver call their “magnum opus,” the new musical Myth, opening this Friday night, July 17, running through July 26 at the Hillsboro High School Theatre in Green Hills. (more...)

Sian Phillips to Lead PLAYING FOR TIME at Sheffield TheatresSian Phillips to Lead PLAYING FOR TIME at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

To mark the Centenary of Arthur Miller's birth and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Richard Beecham will direct a revival of Miller'sPlaying for Time in the Crucible. Beecham directs Kate Adams (Helene), Noa Bodner (Esther), Pascale Burgess (Elzvieta), Imogen Daines (Etalina),Emma Darlow (Liesl), Holly De Jong (Schmidt), James Duke (Mengele / Kapo / Cellist / Paul), Amanda Hadingue (Alma Rose), Melanie Heslop(Marianne), Rebecca Jenkins (Varya), Kate Lynn-Evans (Mandel), Maeve O'Sullivan (Greta / Olga), Sian Phillips (Fania), Danny Scheinmann (Schmuel / Captain Heinz / Second Chess Player / First Trooper), Augustina Seymour (Paulette/ Music Captain), Christopher Staines (Commandant Kramer / 1st Chess Player / SS Guard / Kapo / Pianist) and Alexia Traverse-Healy (Mala / Tchaikowska). Completing the cast are 17 members of Sheffield People's Theatre - the theatre's intergenerational acting company from across the region. (more...)

Irish Rep's DA Opens Tonight Off-BroadwayIrish Rep's DA Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre presents the third production of its 27th theatre season, a revival of Hugh Leonard's classic memory play, DA. Directed by Charlotte Moore, DA features a cast that includes Sean Gormley, Kristin Griffith, John Keating, Nicola Murphy, Paul O'Brien, Ciaran O'Reilly, Adam Petherbridge and Fiana Toibin. DA began previews on January 14, 2015. The production is scheduled to run through Sunday, March 8, 2015. The Opening Night is scheduled for tonight, January 22nd, 2015. (more...)

NT Live to Broadcast EVERYMAN, Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, This JulyNT Live to Broadcast EVERYMAN, Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, This July
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Celebrating its 6th year bringing live theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE is pleased to announce an international broadcast of Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) in the title role of Everyman, adapted by Carol Ann Duffy and directed by Rufus Norris, live from The National Theatre of Great Britain's Olivier Theatre on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Dates will vary at venues internationally and encore screenings will follow. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Irish Rep's DA, Beginning Tonight Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Irish Rep's DA, Beginning Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre presents the third production of its 27th theatre season, a revival of Hugh Leonard's classic memory play, DA. Directed by Charlotte Moore, DA features a cast that includes Sean Gormley, Kristin Griffith, John Keating, Nicola Murphy, Paul O'Brien, Ciaran O'Reilly, Adam Petherbridge andFiana Toibin. DA begins previews tonight, January 14, 2015. The production is scheduled to run through Sunday, March 8, 2015. The Opening Night is scheduled for Thursday, January 22nd, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BACK TO METHUSELAH - Part II to Begin Previews at Washington Stage Guild, 2/19BACK TO METHUSELAH - Part II to Begin Previews at Washington Stage Guild, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2015

The Washington Stage Guild continues its Season of Love and/or Marriage with the next installment of a three-year dramatic extravaganza that culminates in the company's 30th anniversary, February 19 -March 15, 2015. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/25/2015 - BROOKLYNITE, BRIGHT HALF LIFE, MAN AND SUPERMAN and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/25/2015 - BROOKLYNITE, BRIGHT HALF LIFE, MAN AND SUPERMAN and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 25, 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: BROOKLYNITE and BRIGHT HALF LIFE open off-Broadway, Ralph Fiennes stars in Man and Superman at the National and more! (more...)

Ralph Fiennes Stars in MAN AND SUPERMAN, Beginning Tonight at the National TheatreRalph Fiennes Stars in MAN AND SUPERMAN, Beginning Tonight at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Ralph Fiennes returns to the National Theatre to star as 'John Tanner' in George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman, beginning tonight, February 25, 2015. The play is directed by Simon Godwin, who has worked at both the National Theatre and the Royal Court. (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of EVENTIDE at Arcola TheatreFull Cast Set for World Premiere of EVENTIDE at Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Up in Arms and Arcola Theatre today announce the full cast for the world premiere of Barney Norris's new play, Eventide. Alice Hamilton directsHasan Dixon (Mark), James Doherty (John) and Ellie Piercy (Liz). The production opens on 25 September at Arcola Theatre, with previews from 23 September, and runs until 17 October, ahead of a national tour to Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, The North Wall, Salisbury Playhouse and The Brewery, Bristol Tobacco Factory. (more...)

MAN AND SUPERMAN, SKYLIGHT, JOHN and More Set for Third Rail's NT Live Encore Festival This MonthMAN AND SUPERMAN, SKYLIGHT, JOHN and More Set for Third Rail's NT Live Encore Festival This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Third Rail Repertory Theatre presents a National Theatre Live Encore Festival, featuring the 2014/15 season favorites: Man and Superman, Treasure Island, Of Mice and Men, Skylight, A View from the Bridge and John. (more...)

Paterson Joseph to Star in Solo Show SANCHO at Birmingham RepPaterson Joseph to Star in Solo Show SANCHO at Birmingham Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Paterson Joseph's elegant one-man show Sancho - An Act of Remembrance, celebrating the extraordinary life of Charles Ignatius Sancho will receive its first full scale production this September at Birmingham Repertory Theatre prior to a tour in the USA that includes dates at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. (more...)

Third Rail Presents The National Theatre Live Encore FestivalThird Rail Presents The National Theatre Live Encore Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2015

The Third Rail is bringing back all the 2014-15 favorites for a weekend of non-stop NT Live fun. Six shows in three days. Come see one you missed. Come see one you loved again. Come see National Theatre Live presented at Imago for the first time. (more...)

The Music Hall Sets Screening Details for SeptemberThe Music Hall Sets Screening Details for September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

The Music Hall continues its tradition of offering a variety of outstanding cinema this month, all being shown at either the splendidly restored Historic Theater on Chestnut Street or at the chic Loft on Congress Street, both acclaimed for their architectural design. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lynne GriffinBWW Interview: Lynne Griffin
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Apr 6, 2015

Lynne Griffin is what director David Ellenstein describes as 'a heavy-weight' in the industry. Her credits span more than 5 decades and include print, film, television and theatre. She was a child model and actor, appearing in multitudes of commercials and even hosting a children's television show in Toronto. (more...)

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, HAMLET and More Among Amphibian Stage's 2015 National Theatre Live LineupA VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, HAMLET and More Among Amphibian Stage's 2015 National Theatre Live Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Amphibian Stage Productions today announced new titles for its 2015 line-up of National Theatre Live screenings, presented in association with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Productions of A View from the Bridge, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, The Hard Problem, Man and Superman, Everyman, Of Mice and Men and Hamlet, broadcast from the National Theatre in London, make up the seventh season of this critically acclaimed series. (more...)

ORSON'S SHADOW to Receive European Premiere at Southwark PlayhouseORSON'S SHADOW to Receive European Premiere at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

1960. Backstage at London's Royal Court Theatre. Hollywood giants Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier have been persuaded to work together for the first time - the inspired idea of legendary theatre critic, Kenneth Tynan. Welles has agreed to direct Olivier and Joan Plowright in a production of Eugene Ionesco's masterpiece Rhinoceros. But with Olivier's eccentric wife Vivien Leigh added to the volatile mix, legendary egos collide both on stage and off. (more...)

Heidi Armbruster, Dan Butler & More Set for GTG/Project Shaw's OVERRULEDHeidi Armbruster, Dan Butler & More Set for GTG/Project Shaw's OVERRULED
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Casting is now complete for Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW production of his 1912 one act comedyOverruled, on Monday, May 18 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

Rogue Theater Returns with Don Juan in HellRogue Theater Returns with Don Juan in Hell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

Rogue Theater, last seen staging Major Barbara in Andersonville in 2007, ends its eight year hiatus with another George Bernard Shaw classic, Don Juan in Hell. Don Juan is the story of four distinct personalities gathering in Hell to determine the true purpose of humanity. Originally written as the third act of Shaw's Man and Superman (which Rogue produced in 2002), Don Juan is a sharp and biting comedy which lays bare our collective strengths and weaknesses. (more...)

Tessa Ross to Step Down as Chief Executive After Two Weeks With the National TheatreTessa Ross to Step Down as Chief Executive After Two Weeks With the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Tessa Ross announces today that she is to step down as Chief Executive of the National Theatre, but will remain working with the National as a consultant. Rufus Norris will continue to lead the NT as Director, with Lisa Burger as Executive Director. (more...)

National Theatre Live Will Bring THE BEAUX STRATAGEM to Cinemas This FallNational Theatre Live Will Bring THE BEAUX STRATAGEM to Cinemas This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

National Theatre Live has announced an international broadcast of George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash 'The Beaux' Stratagem,' directed by Simon Godwin (Man and Superman), to cinemas internationally on Thursday, September 24, 2015. Dates will vary at venues internationally and encore screenings will follow. This week, NT Live will broadcast Tom Stoppard's new play 'The Hard Problem,' directed by Nicholas Hytner, on Thursday, April 16. Also, it has been announced that the Donmar Warehouse's critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare's 'Coriolanus,' starring Tom Hiddleston in the title role and directed by Josie Rourke, will have an encore screening internationally on Thursday, November 12. (more...)

Wrenn Schmidt, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason, Conrad John Schuck and More to Star in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Wrenn Schmidt, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason, Conrad John Schuck and More to Star in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, joining celebrated director Jessica Stone, who recently made her Globe debut with Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Shaw's romantic comedy, which continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration, will run May 9 - June 14, 2015 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run May 9 through 13. Opening night is Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

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