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Nigel Lindsay Joins Sarah Ridgeway in HighTide's Production of Al Smith's Debut Play: HARROGATE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Casting was announced today for the HighTide production of Al Smith's debut play Harrogate. Nigel Lindsay joins Sarah Ridgeway, who starred in the original production at HighTide Festival 2015, for the London premiere at the Royal Court Theatre from 20 - 29 October and UK Tour. Richard Twyman, the newly appointed Artistic Director of English Touring Theatre, returns to direct Harrogate, which had an acclaimed sell-out run at the influential annual HighTide Festival in Aldeburgh, Suffolk.   (more...)

Shane Richie Stars as DS Roy Grace in World Stage Premiere of Peter James' NOT DEAD ENOUGH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Following his role in the hugely successful nationwide tour of The Perfect Murder earlier this year alongside Jessie Wallace, award-winning actor Shane Richie is now set to star as Peter James' famous literary Detective Superintendent Roy Grace alongside Laura Whitmore as Cleo Morey in Not Dead Enough. The third thrilling stage adaptation of multi-million selling author Peter James' novel receives its world stage premiere in January 2017. (more...)

Paddy Glynn and Geoffrey Aymer to Star in DRIVING MISS DAISY at Canal Cafe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Casting is announced for the first production in the year-long collaboration between the award-winning Canal Cafe Theatre and Russell Lucas, America: Past. Present. Future, a celebration of American theatre kicking off with Alfred Uhry's classic work Driving Miss Daisy. (more...)

DRIVING MISS DAISY, THE UNDERSTUDY and More Set for Canal Cafe Theatre's 'American Season'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The award-winning Canal Cafe Theatre and Russell Lucas announce an exciting new season of American Theatre. (more...)

United Solo Theatre Festival Presents World Premiere of HEDY! THE LIFE AND INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

United Solo Theatre Festival, the world's largest solo theatre festival, is pleased to present HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, written and performed by Heather Massie, directed by Joan Kane, on Hedy Lamarr's 102nd Birthday, as part its 7th season at Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St., NYC, on Wednesday, November 9th @ 7:30PM. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/09/2016 for Denver (more...)

Casting Complete for New Play THE BURIALS at Steppenwolf for Young Adults
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) announces the complete cast for The Burials, a world premiere by Caitlin Parrish and the first production of SYA's 2016/17 season. (more...)

King's Theatre Glasgow Warms Up with SUNNY AFTERNOON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

???????The King's is warming up for a spell of brighter weather next week as the hit musical based on the true story of The Kinks arrives for a five night run at the venue.  Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group, the show, which received four awards at the 2015 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music for Ray Davies, opened at the Manchester Opera House on Friday 19 August 2016 before rocking out on a national tour. (more...)

BWW Review: DOCTOR FAUSTUS - Devilishly Good
by Lynn Beaver - Oct 6, 2016

Christopher Marlowe's iconic work, DOCTOR FAUSTUS, currently playing at The Curtain Theatre, produced by The Baron's Men, is not only a well done piece of historical theatre, it's downright fun. (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Rose Playhouse does a Fine Job with POZ, a Complex Play
by Audrey Liebross - Oct 6, 2016

Desert Rose Playhouse's production of POZ, by Michael Aman, is superbly acted and directed. The play is more o a sweet comic drama than the comedy, as which it was originally billed. (more...)

Cast and Crew Announced for Tympanic Theatre's SWEET ANALYTICS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Tympanic is excited to announce the cast and crew for the World Premiere of SWEET ANALYTICS, a dark comedy by Hayes Borkowski (Vacation, Area IV Theatre), directed by Joshua Ellison*. SWEET ANALYTICS begins Tympanic's tenth season, and opens October 24, 2016 and runs through November 20, 2016 at Berry United Methodist Church, 4754 N Leavitt St. in Chicago. (more...)

Erika Sheffer's THE FUNDAMENTALS World Premiere Begins This Fall at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for the Steppenwolf-commissioned world premiere production of Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, who also directed Sheffer's Russian Transport at Steppenwolf in 2014. (more...)

David Bowie and Enda Walsh's LAZARUS Begins Rehearsals Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Rehearsals begin today for the European premiere of David Bowie and Enda Walsh's LAZARUS, ahead of preview performances from Tuesday 25 October in a brand new 900-seater venue at Kings Cross Theatre built specifically for the production. Playing for 13 WEEKS ONLY until Sunday 22 January 2017, LAZARUS will have its official opening night on Tuesday 8 November 2016. (more...)

Troy Skinner Brings Burt Bacharach Show to Arthur Newman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Local singer, Troy Skinner performs his acclaimed one-man cabaret concert, "What The World Needs Now" onSunday, October 16, 2016 at the Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert.  The show is a tribute to legendary composer Burt Bacharach, with piano accompaniment by musical director Christopher Marlowe. Tickets for the 2 PM show are $11 cash at the door, which opens at 1 PM. (more...)

WordStage Literary Concerts to Present GOREY STORIES and POE AND FIENDS for Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Wordstage Literary Concerts presents two different performances in two different venues to celebrate the Halloween season. (more...)

'HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr' Extended by Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

United Solo Theatre Festival, the world's largest solo theatre festival, is pleased to present HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, written and performed by Heather Massie, directed by Joan Kane, on Hedy Lamarr's 102nd Birthday, as part its 7th season at Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St., NYC, on Wednesday, November 9th @ 7:30PM and Friday, November 11th @ 7:30PM. (more...)

'JEW VS MALTA' Mixes Brecht's Political Theater and Kanye West, Starting Tonight at LaMaMa
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

LaMaMa has announced that it will present the world premiere of the Meta-Phys Ed. production JEW VS. MALTA, a raucous new 'chop and screw theatre piece' about monstrosity and virtuosity, fueled by pantagruelism and peppered with puppetry and dance. (more...)

Emma Rice and Michael Morpurgo's '946' to Make American Premiere at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Berkeley Rep today announced the American premiere of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips adapted by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse) and Emma Rice, with Rice also directing. (more...)

Heidi Armbruster and More Join Tracy Letts's MAN FROM NEBRASKA at Second Stage; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre has announced complete casting for its upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. (more...)

New Play By Debut Playwright At The Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

'When I looked up, I saw him. Burnt orange, bright against the summer woods. He stood grandly on all fours, the King.' (more...)

The Marlowe Studio to Presents Two Premiere Works Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The work of two exciting talents will be premiered at The Marlowe Studio early next year in a new play made by the venue. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Erik Ransom's Pop Rock Musical MORE THAN ALL THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Lil Rascals Theatre has announced the full cast of MORE THAN ALL THE WORLD, Erik Ransom's epic pop rock musical inspired by Christopher Marlowe's 'Edward II', with direction and musical staging by Rachel Klein ('Around the World in 80 Days', 'The Anthem') and with orchestrations and arrangements by Andy Peterson ('Atomic'). The company has also just released stunning new images of the cast in costume - scroll down to check them out! (more...)

LAZARUS, Starring Michael C. Hall, Begins Tonight in London
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The European premiere of David Bowie and Enda Walsh's Lazarus begins tonight, October 25, in a brand-new, 900-seat venue at Kings Cross Theatre, London. (more...)

Dance Consortium Announces 2017 Tour DANZA CONTEMPORÁNEA DE CUBA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

 Today, Dance Consortium, a group of 17 large scale venues located across the UK, announces full details of its 40th tour, Danza Contemporánea de Cuba's UK Tour 2017. Last seen in the UK in 2012, Cuba's vibrant flagship contemporary dance company will present an exciting programme choreographed by some of today's most sought-after choreographic names. The 2017 UK tour opens at Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham on 14 February and concludes at Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury on 18 March. (more...)

Paddy Glynn and Geoffrey Aymer to Star in DRIVING MISS DAISY at Canal Cafe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Casting is announced for the first production in the year-long collaboration between the award-winning Canal Cafe Theatre and Russell Lucas, America: Past. Present. Future, a celebration of American theatre kicking off with Alfred Uhry's classic work Driving Miss Daisy. (more...)

Jodie Prenger to Star in First Major Revival Tour of SHIRLEY VALENTINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Willy Russell's heart-warming comedy Shirley Valentine premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. In celebration of its 30th Anniversary the first major revival of this national treasure will embark on a UK tour in 2017. Opening on Thursday 2 March in Bromley, Shirley Valentine will star much loved actress Jodie Prenger as Shirley. (more...)

The Marlowe Theatre Company Presents WOMAN IN BLACK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

THE SPINE-chilling West End hit The Woman In Black comes to Canterbury's Marlowe Theatre next month (November). (more...)

Transgender Actress to Star as 'Bernadette' in PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Pride Films and Plays; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Complete casting and creative team have been announced for Pride Films and Plays' production of the Tony Award-winning musical, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, which will open in January as the company's inaugural production in their two-stage Pride Arts Center. The musical will be performed in The Broadway, the center's 85-seat theatre at 4139 N. Broadway. (more...)

WordStage Literary Concerts to Present GOREY STORIES and POE AND FIENDS for Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Wordstage Literary Concerts presents two different performances in two different venues to celebrate the Halloween season. (more...)

Evolution Productions Announces 2016 Panto Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Over the past eleven years family-run pantomime producers, Evolution Productions have built up a reputation for being the UK's number-one creators of bespoke high-quality pantos. The 2016 line up does nothing to disprove this.  The company, which is run by husband and wife team, former TV presenter Paul Hendy and Oxford graduate and former film production manager Emily Wood, will be presenting a festive banquet of seasonal shows across the country from then end of November 2016 to mid-January 2017.  The line up comprises Dick Whttington starring Stephen Mulhern (ITV's Catchphrase, Big Star Little Star) as Billy at The Marlowe in Canterbury, Peter Pan starring Emma Barton (Honey Mitchell - Eastenders) as Tinkerbell and Shaun Williamson(Barry Evans - Eastenders and himself in Extras) at The Hawth in Croydon, Sleeping Beauty at Lichfied Garrick Theatre starring Rebecca Keatley (CBeebies) as Fairy Moonbeam and the great dame himself Sam Rabone as Nurse Nellie, Snow White at The Lyceum Theatre Sheffield starring Wendi Peters (Coronation Street - Cilla Battersby- Brown) and Phil Gallagher(CBeebies - Mister Maker), Snow White at The Alban Arena St Albans starring Rita Simons(Eastenders - Roxy Mitchell) and Ian Kirkby (Dick & Dom In Da Bungalow), Cinderella at Theatre Severn Shrewsbury with panto favourite Brad Pitt and Peter Pan at the Octagon Theatre Yeovill starring supervillain Andrew Fettes as Captain Hook.  (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...)

Photo Flash: Marlowe 5 Celebrates 5th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Hundreds of people came to the venue for exhibitions, performances, tours and workshops, and the gala, which featured some of the shows seen at the theatre in the last five years, and those to come. There were appearances by the National Theatre's War Horse, the Royal Shakespeare Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Northern Ballet's Jane Eyre, and the musicals Chicago, Mamma Mia!, and The Bodyguard. Glyndebourne Opera, ZooNation Youth Company and the Philharmonia Orchestra were also represented. (more...)

'HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr' Begins Tonight at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

United Solo Theatre Festival, the world's largest solo theatre festival, presents HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, written and performed by Heather Massie, directed by Joan Kane, on Hedy Lamarr's 102nd Birthday, as part its 7th season at Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St., NYC, tonight, November 9th, @ 7:30PM and Friday, November 11th @ 7:30PM. (more...)

Still Game's Scott Reid to star in THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Still Game's Scott Reid is to star as Christopher Boone in The National Theatre's production of the Olivier award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time when it returns to the King's in August next year as part of a major UK and Ireland opening at the Lowry in Salford on 21 January. (more...)

Pull Together, Michael R. Jackson at Joe's Pub, and more this November!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Check out what's happening this month at Joe's Pub! (more...)

Photo Flash: Erik Ransom's Pop Rock Musical MORE THAN ALL THE WORLD Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Lil Rascals Theatre presents MORE THAN ALL THE WORLD, Erik Ransom's epic pop rock musical inspired by Christopher Marlowe's 'Edward II', with direction and musical staging by Rachel Klein ('Around the World in 80 Days', 'The Anthem') and with orchestrations and arrangements by Andy Peterson ('Atomic'). The company also recently released stunning images of the cast in costume - scroll down to check them out! (more...)

DEATH OF A SALESMAN, Starring Tim Pigott-Smith, to Arrive in Scotland Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Starring TIM PIGOTT-SMITH and directed by ABIGAIL GRAHAM, DEATH OF A SALESMAN will open in Northampton from SATURDAY 8 TO SATURDAY 29 APRIL, before touring across the UK with the only Scottish dates at KING'S THEATRE EDINBURGH, 20-24 June 2017. (more...)

Free Previews of BRING DOWN THE HOUSE Offered at Seattle Area Libraries
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Seattle Shakespeare Company will offer free previews of its upcoming adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry IV trilogy called Bring Down the House at area public libraries. During the 45 minute presentations, director Rosa Joshi and members of the cast will read selected scenes and follow up with a question and answer session. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY to Launch 2017 Theatre Aspen Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Theatre Aspen announced the lineup for its 34th season today. The Hurst Theatre opens with the Tony Award-winning musical HAIRSPRAY, running in repertory with Laura Eason's popular play Sex with Strangers, and a new version of the musical The World According to Snoopy. The organization also announced the return of the Aspen Theatre Festival for new work at the end of August. (more...)

THE WEIR, LITTLE THING, BIG THING and More Set for Irish Theatre of Chicago's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Irish Theatre of Chicago has announced its 2016-17 Season, featuring a modern Irish classic, a Midwest premiere and a new staged reading festival of the works of emerging Irish playwrights. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

With a host of awards for Best New Comedy to its credit, The Play That Goes Wrong actually appears to be doing something right for West End audiences, and now audiences here will get their chance to witness theatrical disaster on stages across Australia when this hilarious masterpiece stumbles into town. (more...)

Photo Flash: DICK WHITTINGTON in Rehearsal at the Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Top television presenter Stephen Mulhern stars in the production at the Canterbury venue, which runs from Friday 25 November to Sunday 8 January. Stephen is a regular on our screens in programmes such as The Next Great Magician, Go For It!, Catchphrase, Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, Britain's Got Talent and Big Star's Little Star. He is also co-presenter of Heart FM's Sunday morning show (with Emma Willis). (more...)

Festive Folk, Gospel and Ballet on Tap Next Month at The Marlowe Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Festive folk, gospel and ballet are some of the shows on the bill at The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury, next month. (more...)

Casting Announced for First Two Steppenwolf Shows of 2017: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN and LINDA VISTA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces final casting for Straight White Menby Young Jean Lee (February 2 - March 19, 2017) and the world premiere of Linda Vista (March 30 - May 21, 2017) by ensemble member Tracy Letts; the first two shows of 2017. (more...)

'HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr' Plays Added Show This Week at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

United Solo Theatre Festival, the world's largest solo theatre festival, will present HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, written and performed by Heather Massie, directed by Joan Kane. (more...)

Erika Sheffer's THE FUNDAMENTALS World Premiere Begins This Fall at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for the Steppenwolf-commissioned world premiere production of Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, who also directed Sheffer's Russian Transport at Steppenwolf in 2014. (more...)

The Marlowe Theatre to Take Part in Giving Tuesday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, is taking part in this year's Giving Tuesday - one of the first major regional venues in the country to do so. (more...)

Tony Winner Michele Pawk to Helm Wagner College Theatre's ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Set sail with Wagner College Theatre (WCT) as it continues its 2016-17 Mainstage Season with Cole Porter's Anything Goes, with performances November 17 through December 4 in the Main Hall Auditorium.   (more...)

Cast Complete for THE FUNDAMENTALS at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete cast for Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, a smart and searing look at America's corporate culture through the story of a Manhattan hotel maid with higher aspirations. (more...)

Giving Tuesday at The Marlowe, Canterbury Raises More than £1,300
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

It was the first time The Marlowe had taken part in the international fundraising day (introduced as an antidote to Black Friday), making it one of the first major regional venues in the country to do so. (more...)

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