RSC Announces 2016 Season For Stratford-Upon-Avon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company have announced their plans for the 2016 season at Stratford-Upon-Avon. Priority booking opens next week. (more...)

ROMEO & JULIET, HANSEL & GRETEL, DOCTOR FAUSTUS and More Set for Quintessence's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

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

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Tour to Visit Coventry's Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

Oscar Wilde's much-loved masterpiece THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST will visit Coventry's Belgrade Theatre from Tues 29th September to Sat 3rd October as part of a major new U.K tour starring stage and TV favourite Nigel Havers in the role of Algernon Moncrieff. (more...)

THE BEAUX STRATEGEM to Screen at Peterbrough Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

The Peterborough Players' Arts on Screen 2015-2016 Series presents its second National Theatre Live offering, George Farquar's THE BEAUX STRATAGEM, this Sunday, September 27th at 1pm at the Peterbrough Players Theatre. (more...)

Colony Theatre's West Coast Premiere of THE BEST ENEMIES Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the second production of its 41st season, the West Coast Premiere of THE BEST OF ENEMIES by Mark St. Germain, directed by David Rose. THE BEST OF ENEMIES will preview tonight, September 16; Thursday, September 17; and Friday, September 18 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, September 19 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 18. (more...)

Katrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More to Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), October 2-24. Opening Night is Thursday, October 8. The world premiere of INDECENT is a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it will play November 13-December 10. (more...)

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

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

Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen National Theatre of London's THE BEAUX STRATAGEM, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

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Katrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT, Premiering Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), now through October 24. Opening Night is tonight, October 8. The world premiere of INDECENT is a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it will play November 13-December 10. (more...)

MCT's LOVE STORIES to Run 11/25-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

For the holiday season, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents three classic one-acts by three celebrated writers, LOVE STORIES, November 25 - December 20, 2015. The production features VILLAGE WOOING by George Bernard Shaw, THE JEWISH WIFE by Bertolt Brecht and HERE WE ARE by Dorothy Parker. Real-life married couple James Pickering and Tami Workentin star in LOVE STORIES under the direction of Paula Suozzi. LOVE STORIES performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for HAPGOOD at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Hampstead Theatre announces the full casting for Tom Stoppard's play Hapgood, which previews from Friday 4 December 2015. Directed by Howard Davies, the full cast features Lisa Dillon, who will take the title role, Gary Beadle, Joe Evans, Edward Hancock, Gerald Kyd, Tim McMullan and Alec Newman. Child actors Adam Cansfield and Sasha Graycomplete the cast. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse Screens National Theatre of London's THE BEAUX STRATAGEM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

The Ridgefield Playhouse and AAA Northeast Live in HD Series bring National Theatre of London's The Beaux' Stratagem in HD, to the screen tonight, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Katrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT World Premiere, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), tonight, October 2, through October 24. Opening Night is Thursday, October 8. The world premiere of INDECENT is a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it will play November 13-December 10. (more...)

NT Live's Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Broadcast Breaks Records
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Yesterday's October 15th live international broadcast of Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role of Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET was seen by more than 225,000 people, making it the largest global audience for a live broadcast day of any title in National Theatre Live history. (more...)

Olivier Award-Winning Goodnight Mister Tom Full Cast and Spring Tour 2016 Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

The producers of Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Goodnight Mister Tom are delighted to announce today that the Oliver award-winning stage adaptation of Michelle Magorian's classic novel will embark on a UK Tour in 2016 after its strictly limited West End run at the Duke of York's Theatre this Christmas. (more...)

Olivier Nominee Nicholas Le Prevost to Lead Howard Baker Double Bill at the Arcola
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Celebrated National Theatre and RSC actor, Olivier Award nominee Nicholas Le Prevost, returns to the Arcola to voice the role of Isonzo in an immersive audio experience in a Howard Baker double bill, directed by the RSC's Robyn Winfield-Smith, at the Arcola Theatre, 25th November to 19th December 2015. Press night is Friday 27 November, 8pm. The title role of Judith will be played by Coronation Street actress Catherine Cusack. (more...)

The London Evening Standard Announces Shortlist for 61st Theatre Awards - Imelda Staunton, Nicole Kidman, GYPSY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

The London Evening Standard today announces the shortlist for its 61st Theatre Awards, in partnership with The Ivy. The winners will be announced at an Awards ceremony presented by Rob Brydon, and co-hosted by Evgeny Lebedev, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen, at the Old Vic on Sunday 22 November. (more...)

New Adaptation of THE CHERRY ORCHARD and Mike Bartlett's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Added to Roundabout's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced two new productions from two acclaimed playwrights for the 2016-2017 season: a new Broadway production of The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov with a new adaptation by Stephen Karam (The Humans), directed by Simon Godwin and a new play, Love, Love, Love by Mike Bartlett (King Charles III), directed by Michael Mayer. These productions will culminate Roundabout's 50th anniversary season. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre UCF's Entertaining MAN AND SUPERMAN Miss Shavian Mark
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 18, 2015

For many modern audiences, George Bernard Shaw is the guy who wrote the play that MY FAIR LADY is based on, or the guy whom John F. Kennedy misquoted in 1963, but as director Lani Harris points out in the program for Theatre UCF's production of Man and Superman, running through November 22nd, Shaw was a theatre critic turned playwright, who used his public acclaim to stir the political pot of late 1800s-early 1900s England. A committed socialist, Shaw imbued his plays with social commentaries that range from progressive to offensive by today's standards. Despite the playwright's intentions, Harris' production of this classic comedy of manners is well-performed by an excellent all-student cast, but never seems to settle on anything specific to say, despite admirable efforts. (more...)

Big Mouth Theatre's MAN AND SUPERFAN to Play Theatre N16, Nov 22-26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Big Mouth Theatre Company's MAN AND SUPERFAN is debuting at Theatre N16 as part of the theatre's first and exciting season, running November 22nd -26th 2015, 7.15pm at Theatre N16. (more...)

Almeida to Broadcast Rupert Goold's RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, July 21
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Almeida will broadcast Artistic Director Rupert Goold's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, live to cinemas in the UK and around the world on 21 July. (more...)

Dashnight Productions to Premiere CHOPS, 7/7-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Dashnight Productions is delighted to present the World Premiere of CHOPS, previewing July 7, running through August 14, with press opening on Thursday, July 14 at 8 p.m. at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak to Direct SAINT JOAN as Part of Hartford Stage's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today that Hartford Stage's 2016-17 season will include George Bernard Shaw's SAINT JOAN, the dazzling play about Joan of Arc, directed by Tresnjak. (more...)

KC Rep Announces Cast of THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre will continue its 2015-16 season with The Fantasticks, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Producing Director Jerry Genochio. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director David Staller on His Latest Shaw Show- WIDOWERS' HOUSES
by Nora Dominick - Mar 28, 2016

Very few directors will stick with a singular playwright for a majority of their career, but that is not the case for David Staller. Staller has worked on all 65 of George Bernard Shaw's plays and he isn't stopping yet. TACT NYC and the Gingold Theatrical Group are happy to present Shaw's very first play- WIDOWERS' HOUSES.  (more...)

MOTHER ADAM to Open in June at The Baron's Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

JJB Productions to present MOTHER ADAM June 14th - July 2nd 2016 at The Baron's Court Theatre. Press Night: June 17th 2016, 7pm. (more...)

Maggie Lacey and John Douglas Thompson to Lead A DOLL'S HOUSE and THE FATHER Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience has announced complete casting for A DOLL'S HOUSE, in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937, and August Strindberg's THE FATHER, in a new version by Scottish author David Greig (Strindberg's Creditors at BAM) commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience. (more...)

RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, Eyes Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Almeida's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, is likely headed to the West End, and possibly the Great White Way. (more...)

Take Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Ralph Fiennes
by Marianka Swain - Jun 16, 2016

Ralph Fiennes plays the villainous title role in Rupert Goold's new production of Shakespeare's RICHARD III at the Almeida, opening tonight. Vanessa Redgrave is Queen Margaret, and the cast also features David Annen, Joseph Arkley, Osman Baig, Benedict Barker, Tom Canton, Daniel Cerqueira, Simon Coates, Josh Collins, Susan Engel, James Garnon, Mark Hadfield, Scott Handy, Lev Levermore, Finbar Lynch, Aislin McGuckin, Joseph Mydell, Lukas Parish, Joshua Riley, Lukas Rolfe , Joanna Vanderham, Baxter Westby and Oliver Whitehouse. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Penelope Wilton Has Become a Dame in Queen's Birthday Honors
by Louisa Brady - Jun 11, 2016

Penelope Wilton, known to many as DOWNTON ABBEY's Isobel Crawley, has been made a Dame in the Queen's Birthday Honors. The other honorees include Stanley Wells, Brian Blessed, Tom Morris, and Felix Barrett. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theatre Presents YOU NEVER CAN TELL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater's 25th anniversary season at the Bruns Amphitheater returns to the works of George Bernard Shaw with his sharply-observed take on feminism, class distinctions, and romance, You Never Can Tell, directed by Obie award-winner Lisa Peterson, from August 10 through September 4. For tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org? (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast THREEPENNY OPERA and DEEP BLUE SEA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

National Theatre Live has announced international broadcasts of the Rufus Norris' National Theatre production of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens on Thursday, September 22, 2016; and, Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea on Thursday, October 6, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of Dashnight's CHOPS Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Dashnight Productions is delighted to present the World Premiere of CHOPS, running through August 14, with press opening last night, July 14 at 8 p.m. at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dashnight Productions' World Premiere of CHOPS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Dashnight Productions is delighted to present the World Premiere of CHOPS, previewing July 7, running through August 14, with press opening on Thursday, July 14 at 8 p.m. at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/8/2016 - Bowie's BLACKSTAR, McDonald & Mitchell at the White House & More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 8, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell appear IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE tonight, ALADDIN and THE LION KING appear on this morning's GMA! (more...)

Douglas Morrisson Theatre to Present MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre is excited to announce the third show in our Revelations Season: the witty and provocative MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION by George Bernard Shaw, the playwright of Pygmalion and Major Barbara. (more...)

Echo Theater Company to Stage World Premiere of BED, 2/6-3/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Next up at the Echo Theater Company: the world premiere of Sheila Callaghan's newest play - a funny, sexy and unconventional romance with music. Jennifer Chambers directs Kate Morgan Chadwick, TW Leshner and Johnathan McClain in BED, opening Feb. 6 at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Baker Leads Blackbird/LU Production of THE CRUCIBLE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 3, 2016

The Crucible, Arthur Miller's incisive drama about the Salem Witchcraft Trials - written during the turbulent times of the Hollywood Red Scare and the oppression of the McCarthy era in American politics - premieres at Lipscomb University's Shamblin Theatre for a February 19-28 run in a joint production of Blackbird Theater and Lipscomb University Department of Theatre. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/26/2016 - SCHOOL OF ROCK Auditions, OSCARS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 26, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: SCHOOL OF ROCK is on the lookout for fresh talent, and the OSCARS are this Sunday! (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Stage American Classic WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Stark Naked Theatre presents the classic, yet ever-relevant dark comedy Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? by Edward Albee.  (more...)

BroadwayWorld's 2015 List of Lists Roundup - Updating Live!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 28, 2015

As we count down the last days of 2015, New York City's top theatre critics have been taking stock of the theatre season- deciding on their personal choices for their favorite productions of the year. (more...)

Paterson Joseph to Bring SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE to BAM, 12/16-20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE, conceived, written, and performed by Paterson Joseph and co-directed by Simon Godwin, will make its New York premiere at BAM Fisher this December. (more...)

Paterson Joseph Brings SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE to BAM This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE, conceived, written, and performed by Paterson Joseph and co-directed by Simon Godwin, will make its New York premiere at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Pl) this weekend, Dec 16-19 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec 20 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Colony Theatre Company to Stage West Coast Premiere of THE BEST ENEMIES, Begin. 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the second production of its 41st season, the West Coast Premiere of THE BEST OF ENEMIES by Mark St. Germain, directed by David Rose.  THE BEST OF ENEMIES will preview on Wednesday, September 16; Thursday, September 17; and Friday, September 18 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, September 19 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 18. (more...)

MAN AND SUPERMAN, SKYLIGHT, JOHN and More Set for Third Rail's NT Live Encore Festival This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 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...)

Eliza Transitions To Elijah In Transgender Themed PYGMALION, Staged by Always Love Lucy Theatre
by Michael Dale - Apr 5, 2016

The company's producing artistic director Saima Huq will take on the role of Eliza/Elijah. (more...)

Transgender Take on PYGMALION Set for Brief Run Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

The Off Broadway company, Always Love Lucy Theatre, has announced that it will present a bold new staging of George Bernard Shaw's PYGMALION, a classic tale of transformation, that will in this production spotlight the issue of Transgender identity - at a time when voices in support of trans rights are increasingly heard across the nation and the globe. The production will run 5 performances only, May 4 - May 8 at Theatre 54@ Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor. (more...)

Diane Lane Will Return to Broadway This Fall in Stephen Karam's Adaptation of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced Academy Award nominee Diane Lane will return to Broadway to play 'Ranevskaya' in a new production of The Cherry Orchard. Ms. Lane made her Broadway debut as a child, in the 1977 revival of The Cherry Orchard. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's THE FATHER and A DOLL'S HOUSE Begin Previews This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Previews begin Sunday, May 1, at 7:30pm for Theatre for a New Audience's production of August Strindberg's The Father in a new version by Scottish author David Greig commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience and Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30pm for A Doll's House in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937.  The plays, both directed by Arin Arbus, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience, feature Maggie Lacey as Nora in A Doll's House and as Laura in The Father and John Douglas Thompson as Thorwald in A Doll's House and the Captain in The Father. (more...)

CityRep and OCCC Present Academy Award Nominee Ralph Fiennes at The National Theatre's Film Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

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. (more...)

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