Bill Camp, Jim Norton, Tavi Gevinson and More Join Broadway's THE CRUCIBLE; Full Cast, Theater Set!Bill Camp, Jim Norton, Tavi Gevinson and More Join Broadway's THE CRUCIBLE; Full Cast, Theater Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE will return to Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street) this spring. Bill Camp (as Reverend John Hale), Jim Norton (as Giles Corey), Tavi Gevinson (as Mary Warren), and Jason Butler Harner (as Reverend Samuel Parris) are among those who will join previously announced stars Ben Whishaw (as John Proctor), Sophie Okonedo (as Elizabeth Proctor), Saoirse Ronan (as Abigail Williams), and Ciaran Hinds (as Deputy-Governor Danforth). (more...)

Mercedes Ruehl to Star in Hampton & Wilson's FULL GALLOP at The Old Globe; Creative Team Set!Mercedes Ruehl to Star in Hampton & Wilson's FULL GALLOP at The Old Globe; Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Long before the devil wore Prada -- 20 years ago, in fact -- the story of the irrepressible Diana Vreeland first commanded the stage of the Globe in a world premiere in 1995. Oscar and Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King, Lost in Yonkers) now brings "The Empress of Fashion" back in FULL GALLOP. Written by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson and directed by Andrew Russell, FULL GALLOP will run September 26 through October 25, 2015, with opening night on Thursday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Official: Clark, Stubbs & Andoh Join West, McTeer & Dockery In LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSESOfficial: Clark, Stubbs & Andoh Join West, McTeer & Dockery In LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

In addition to the previously announced Michelle Dockery, Janet McTeer and Dominic West, the production will feature Adjoa Andoh, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Morfydd Clark, Edward Holcroft, Jennifer Saayeng and Una Stubbs. (more...)

West End Stars Join Cast of MONSIEUR POPULAR at The Ustinov Studio This AutumnWest End Stars Join Cast of MONSIEUR POPULAR at The Ustinov Studio This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

The Ustinov Studio, Bath is delighted to announce the cast for the first production in its autumn 2015 season, Eugene Marin Labiche's MONSIEUR POPULAR, directed by Jeremy Sams. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANKThe Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Next on the Main Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett's drama, The Diary of Anne Frank, adapted by Wendy Kesselman and directed by Joseph Discher. Nearly 75 years ago in the Netherlands, a young girl received a diary for her 13th birthday. Today, Anne Frank's humor, strength, and innate goodness continue to shine forth from her words to inspire readers and audiences of all ages. The powerful story of her family's will to survive comes to unforgettable life for a new generation in this adaptation of the Pulitzer, Tony, and NY Drama Critic's Circle Award-winning play. (more...)

Mercedes Ruehl Stars in Hampton & Wilson's FULL GALLOP, Beginning Tonight at The Old GlobeMercedes Ruehl Stars in Hampton & Wilson's FULL GALLOP, Beginning Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2015

Long before the devil wore Prada -- 20 years ago, in fact -- the story of the irrepressible Diana Vreeland first commanded the stage of the Globe in a world premiere in 1995. Oscar and Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King, Lost in Yonkers) now brings 'The Empress of Fashion' back in FULL GALLOP. Written by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson and directed by Andrew Russell, FULL GALLOP will run tonight, September 26, through October 25, 2015, with opening night on Thursday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Melinda Page Hamilton, John Bedford Lloyd & More Join Kevin Bacon in Hartford Stage's REAR WINDOWMelinda Page Hamilton, John Bedford Lloyd & More Join Kevin Bacon in Hartford Stage's REAR WINDOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

Hartford Stage announced today the cast and creative team for the sold-out world premiere of Rear Window, adapted for the stage by Keith Reddin, and directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, from October 22- November 15. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Premieres O COLUMBIA TonightHouston Grand Opera Premieres O COLUMBIA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the world premiere of O Columbia, a chamber opera created by an acclaimed team of artists: composer Gregory Spears, librettist Royce Vavrek, stage director Kevin Newbury, and conductor Timothy Myers-tonight and tomorrow, September 23 and 24 at 8:00 p.m. at the Bayou Music Center. (more...)

Melbourne Opera Presents MARY STUART, with Elena Xanthoudakis, TonightMelbourne Opera Presents MARY STUART, with Elena Xanthoudakis, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

This spring, Melbourne Opera will stage a new production of Gaetano Donizetti's gripping historical drama, Mary Stuart (Maria Stuarda); starring international opera stars Elena Xanthoudakis and Rosamund Illing as the two rival feuding queens. (more...)

Andrew Samonsky & Hannah Elless Will Lead Transport Group's BENNY & JOON Developmental LabAndrew Samonsky & Hannah Elless Will Lead Transport Group's BENNY & JOON Developmental Lab
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and OBIE Award-winning theatre company, by special arrangement with Tony Award winning producer Larry Hirschhorn, will give a private developmental lab presentation of Benny & Joon, a new musical. Based on the 1993 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture starring Aidan Quinn, Johnny Depp, and Mary Stuart Masterson, written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil, Benny & Joon features a book by Kirsten Guenther (Breaking Through), music by Nolan Gasser (chief musicologist of pandora.com), and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein (Little Women). Under the direction of Transport Group Artistic Director and five-time Drama Desk nominee Jack Cummings III, the cast features Andrew Samonsky as 'Benny' (Queen of the Mist), Hannah Elless as 'Joon' (Bright Star),Colin Hanlon (Submissions Only), Mamie Parris (See Rock City & Other Destinations), Zak Resnick (Piece of My Heart), Tally Sessions (House of Blue Leaves), Natalie Toro (A Tale of Two Cities), and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Things to Ruin). John DiPinto will music direct. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's Oompa Loompas Roam Theatre Royal in Honor of Roald Dahl DayCHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's Oompa Loompas Roam Theatre Royal in Honor of Roald Dahl Day
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2015

The hit West End musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, based on the book by Roald Dahl, and directed by Sam Mendes, is marking Roald Dahl Day on 13 September by releasing new pictures of the Oompa-Loompas on the loose at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Check them out below! (more...)

Olney Theatre Center to Celebrate Women's Voices Theater Festival with BAD DOGOlney Theatre Center to Celebrate Women's Voices Theater Festival with BAD DOG
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

 Olney Theatre Center, a Mid-Atlantic destination for extraordinary theater performance and education, continues its 2015-2016 season with the Rolling World Premiere of Jennifer Hoppe-House's Bad Dog, running September 30 - October 25, 2015 in the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab. Presented as a part of DC's Women's Voice Theater Festival, Bad Dog began its Rolling World Premiere at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre in April 2015. (more...)

Scoop: BLUE BLOODS on CBS - Friday, October 2, 2015Scoop: BLUE BLOODS on CBS - Friday, October 2, 2015
by TV Scoop - Sep 10, 2015

Get all the scoop on BLUE BLOODS, airing on CBS on Friday, October 2, 2015! (more...)

Sean Hayes to Star in New Play Based on Life of Legendary Actor & Composer Oscar LevantSean Hayes to Star in New Play Based on Life of Legendary Actor & Composer Oscar Levant
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Beth Williams (Grove Entertainment), Barbara Whitman Productions and Hazy Mills Productions are pleased to announce the development of a new play based on the life of the legendary performer Oscar Levant. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera to Open Season with TOSCA, 10/23; Full Season AnnouncedHouston Grand Opera to Open Season with TOSCA, 10/23; Full Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Houston, October  6, 2015— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) opens its 2015–16 season October 23 with Puccini's heart-wrenching tale of love and tragedy, Tosca, featuring the reprise of HGO's “gripping” 2010 production and a stellar cast of returning and debut artists. Performances run through November 14.  (more...)

Kevin Bacon Stars in REAR WINDOW, Opening Tonight at Hartford StageKevin Bacon Stars in REAR WINDOW, Opening Tonight at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Hartford Stage presents the sold-out world premiere of REAR WINDOW, adapted for the stage by Keith Reddin, and directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, opening tonight, October 30. (more...)

Elaine Cassidy Replaces Michelle Dockery in Donmar's LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSESElaine Cassidy Replaces Michelle Dockery in Donmar's LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Elaine Cassidy will be taking on the role of Madame de Tourvel in the Donmar's production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, replacing Michelle Dockery who regrettably has had to withdraw from the production prior to the start of rehearsals. (more...)

Kevin Bacon Stars in REAR WINDOW, Beginning Tonight at Hartford StageKevin Bacon Stars in REAR WINDOW, Beginning Tonight at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Hartford Stage presents the sold-out world premiere of REAR WINDOW, adapted for the stage by Keith Reddin, and directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, from tonight, October 23, through November 15. Openign night is October 30. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera to Open Season with TOSCA, 10/23; Full Season AnnouncedHouston Grand Opera to Open Season with TOSCA, 10/23; Full Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Houston, October  6, 2015— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) opens its 2015–16 season October 23 with Puccini's heart-wrenching tale of love and tragedy, Tosca, featuring the reprise of HGO's “gripping” 2010 production and a stellar cast of returning and debut artists. Performances run through November 14.  (more...)

Scoop: BLUE BLOODS on CBS - Tonight, October 2, 2015Scoop: BLUE BLOODS on CBS - Tonight, October 2, 2015
by TV Scoop - Oct 2, 2015

Get all the scoop on BLUE BLOODS, airing on CBS tonight, October 2, 2015! (more...)

West End's THE LORAX Announces Full Casting, Including Simon LipkinWest End's THE LORAX Announces Full Casting, Including Simon Lipkin
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

The Old Vic has today announced casting for David Greig's adaptation of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, directed by Max Webster. Simon Lipkin will play the role of the Lorax, alongside puppeteers Laura Cubitt and Ben Thompson, whilst Simon Paisley Day takes the role of the Once-ler. (more...)

West End Stars Join Cast of MONSIEUR POPULAR at The Ustinov Studio TonightWest End Stars Join Cast of MONSIEUR POPULAR at The Ustinov Studio Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

The Ustinov Studio, Bath presents the first production in its autumn 2015 season, Eugene Marin Labiche's MONSIEUR POPULAR, directed by Jeremy Sams. (more...)

Mercedes Ruehl Stars in FULL GALLOP, Opening Tonight at The Old GlobeMercedes Ruehl Stars in FULL GALLOP, Opening Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Long before the devil wore Prada -- 20 years ago, in fact -- the story of the irrepressible Diana Vreeland first commanded the stage of the Globe in a world premiere in 1995. Oscar and Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King, Lost in Yonkers) now brings 'The Empress of Fashion' back in FULL GALLOP. Written by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson and directed by Andrew Russell, FULL GALLOP runs now through October 25, 2015, with opening night tonight, October 1 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 11/08/2015Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 11/08/2015
by BWW - Nov 8, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/08/2015 for Sacramento (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Louisville Awards Update 11/27 - James Russell Cooper, Paul Kerr Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Louisville Awards Update 11/27 - James Russell Cooper, Paul Kerr Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Louisville Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

BWW Feature: Happy Thanksgiving! Theatre Families Fight Just Like Yours!BWW Feature: Happy Thanksgiving! Theatre Families Fight Just Like Yours!
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 26, 2015

Thanksgiving is a time for families to gather together, to share a meal, and to count all of the wonderful blessings that they have received over the past year. That is, of course, unless your family is filled with monsters, ingrates, and malcontents. For BroadwayWorld's readers not fortunate enough to have a loving family, Thanksgiving can be a time of sibling rivalry, domestic disappointments, and turke-time tantrums. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater's 'Platform Series' Continues with DADA WOOF PAPA HOT Stars, 12/11Lincoln Center Theater's 'Platform Series' Continues with DADA WOOF PAPA HOT Stars, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, continues its 18th season on Friday, December 11 at 6pm with PATRICK BREEN and JOHN BENJAMIN HICKEY, the stars of LCT's current Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater production of DADA WOOF PAPA HOT, which began previews on Thursday, October 15, and opened on Monday, November 9. (more...)

Geva to Stage Key Bank's A CHRISTMAS CAROLGeva to Stage Key Bank's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

?On November 25, a beloved Rochester tradition returns to Geva Theatre Center on the Wilson Stage. The Key Bank Production of A Christmas Carol, Dickens' classic tale of redemption for the most despised man in London, will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit this holiday season.  This production of A Christmas Carol premiered to great acclaim in 2010 and features a script adapted by Mark Cuddy from Charles Dickens' novella with music and lyrics by Gregg Coffin, composer of Geva favorites, Five Course Love and Convenience.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 11/15/2015Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/15/2015 for Sacramento (more...)

Kevin Bacon-Led REAR WINDOW Closes Tonight at Hartford Stage; Broadway Next?Kevin Bacon-Led REAR WINDOW Closes Tonight at Hartford Stage; Broadway Next?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2015

Hartford Stage presents the sold-out world premiere of REAR WINDOW, adapted for the stage by Keith Reddin, and directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, closing tonight, November 15. Led by screen star Kevin Bacon, the show opened on October 30. (more...)

TAO: DRUM HEART to Make New York Premiere at NYU Skirball This FebruaryTAO: DRUM HEART to Make New York Premiere at NYU Skirball This February
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

?From the creative team behind the four-time Tony Award-nominated revival of Pacific Overtures comes the New York debut of TAO: DRUM HEART. The new production will play a strictly limited engagement at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts from Thursday, February 11, 2016 through Sunday, February 14, 2016 before TAO continues its fourth North American tour. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Stage EXIT STRATEGYPhiladelphia Theatre Company to Stage EXIT STRATEGY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Philadelphia Theatre Company will present the gripping and timely play Exit Strategy by "Chicagoan of the Year" Ike Holter January 29-February 28.  Directed by Kip Fagan, the production features an ensemble cast with Michael Cullen, Aime Donna Kelly, Rey Lucas, Deidre Madigan, Christina Nieves, Brandon Pierce, and Ray Spahn. Exit Strategy is the first of several new American plays and presentations at PTC in 2016 which also includes an evening of excerpts from Anna Deavere Smith's new work, Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, the Philadelphia premiere of Sex With Strangers by Laura Eason, and the East Coast premiere of Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath. (more...)

BETWEEN SEA AND LAND, THE BIRTH OF A NATION, and More Win Feature Film Awards at 2016 Sundance Film FestivalBETWEEN SEA AND LAND, THE BIRTH OF A NATION, and More Win Feature Film Awards at 2016 Sundance Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

Sundance Institute tonight announced the prizes in feature filmmaking at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, with top awards going to Between Sea and Land, The Birth of a Nation, First Girl I Loved, Jim: The James Foley Story, Sand Storm, Sonita and Weiner. (more...)

Austin Shakespeare Presents Euripides' MEDEA, Feb. 17 - March 6 at the Long CenterAustin Shakespeare Presents Euripides' MEDEA, Feb. 17 - March 6 at the Long Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Greek tragedy Medea by the irreverent Euripides slashes across the stage with the revenge of a woman scorned, starring nationally-acclaimed classical actress, Franchelle Stewart Dorn in the title role. The production runs at the Long Center for the Performing Arts (701 W. Riverside Drive), February 17-March 6, 2016 and is presented by Austin Shakespeare. (more...)

HANGMEN Recoups in Under Six WeeksHANGMEN Recoups in Under Six Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Producers Robert Fox, Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions and Royal Court Theatre Productions have revealed that Matthew Dunster's production of Martin McDonagh's Hangmen has recouped in under six weeks. The news comes as the production is announced the winner of the Critic's Circle 'Best New Play' and 'Best Design' Awards today. Following a sell out run at the Royal Court Theatre, Matthew Dunster's production of Martin McDonagh'sHangmen transferred to the West End for a strictly limited season in December and must end on 5 March. (more...)

George Takei, Danielle Brooks, Jessica Hecht & More Set for Theatre Forward's Annual Broadway RoundtableGeorge Takei, Danielle Brooks, Jessica Hecht & More Set for Theatre Forward's Annual Broadway Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 13th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, January 29th at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Radvanovsky Tears Up the Stage in MARIA STUARDA at the MetBWW Review: Radvanovsky Tears Up the Stage in MARIA STUARDA at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 9, 2016

With MARIA STUARDA at the Met, we're back for the second installment of Donizetti's so-called Tudor Trilogy, with ANNA BOLENA (Anne Boleyn) already off to the gallows and ROBERTO DEVEREUX (with Bette Davis and Errol Flynn, it was “Elizabeth and Essex”) still to come. It's the first time the Met is doing all three operas, with the singular soprano Sondra Radvanovsky as Anna, Maria and Elisabetta (in DEVEREUX, next month). Her Anna was grand, but her Maria was even better. (more...)

Franchelle Dorn to Lead Austin Shakespeare's MEDEA at the Long CenterFranchelle Dorn to Lead Austin Shakespeare's MEDEA at the Long Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Based upon the Greek legend, after betraying her family to get the Golden Fleece for the hero, Jason, he brings Medea and their sons to Corinth where he unexpectedly decides to marry the princess. Faced with the ultimate betrayal, Medea exacts her revenge. (more...)

ENTOURAGE's Kevin Dillon to Host New Year's Eve at Palmer HouseENTOURAGE's Kevin Dillon to Host New Year's Eve at Palmer House
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

?The Palmer House Hilton is proud to announce that it will once again host one of Chicago's premier New Year's Eve events Big Night America's Chicago New Year's Eve Party: Big Night Chicago, Thursday, Dec. 31, from 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. with host, from HBO's Entourage, Kevin Dillon, at the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe Street. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Louisville Awards Update - James Russell Cooper, Paul Kerr Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Louisville Awards Update - James Russell Cooper, Paul Kerr Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Louisville Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Louisville Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Louisville Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Louisville Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Sundance Sets 2016 Lineup of U.S., World Competition FilmsSundance Sets 2016 Lineup of U.S., World Competition Films
by Movies News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Offering a first look at the year ahead in independent film, culture and new ideas, Sundance Institute announced today the 65 films selected for the U.S. Competition, World Competition and out-of-competition NEXT category set to premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, January 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Films that have premiered in these sections include Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station,Whiplash, Blackfish, The September Issue, The Cove, An Education, Animal Kingdom, Precious, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Obvious Child, Tangerine and Escape from Tomorrow. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Louisville Awards Update - Paul Kerr Leading!2015 BroadwayWorld Louisville Awards Update - Paul Kerr Leading!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Louisville Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Stage World Premiere of LITTLE ERIKAurora Theatre Company to Stage World Premiere of LITTLE ERIK
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 24th season with the World Premiere of LITTLE ERIK. Written and directed by award-winning Bay Area auteur Mark Jackson (The Letters, The Arsonists, Salomania), LITTLE ERIK features Marilee Talkington, Joe Estlack, Wilma Bonet, Greg Ayers, Mariah Castle, and Jack Wittmayer. LITTLE ERIK plays January 29 through February 28 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Public Theater Announces Cast of THE GABRIELS Three-Play CyclePublic Theater Announces Cast of THE GABRIELS Three-Play Cycle
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the world premiere three-play cycle THE GABRIELS: Election Year in the Life of One Family, written and directed by Richard Nelson. Featuring the same core acting company for all three productions, Play One: HUNGRY, will begin previews on Saturday, February 27 and run through, Sunday, March 20, with an official press opening on Friday, March 4, 2016. The second play, WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?, will premiere in September and the final play in the new cycle, WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, will open on election night, November 8, 2016. (more...)

Seattle Opera receives $30,000 from National Endowment for the ArtsSeattle Opera receives $30,000 from National Endowment for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Seattle Opera has received a $30,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The funds, in support of the February, 2016 production of Donizetti's Mary Stuart, are part of a larger $27.6 million that NEA is awarding to American arts groups in 2016. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Louisville Awards Update - Paul Kerr, Jon Huffman Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Louisville Awards Update - Paul Kerr, Jon Huffman Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Louisville Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Arena Stage's D.C. Premiere of THE CITY OF CONVERSATIONFull Cast Set for Arena Stage's D.C. Premiere of THE CITY OF CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Anthony Giardina's Off-Broadway smash hit THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, about a Georgetown political hostess, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Following his direction of the 2014 world premiere at Lincoln Center Theater, Tony Award winner Doug Hughes returns to direct this political drama spanning three decades, from Carter's presidency through the Reagan era and ending with Obama's inauguration. THE CITY OF CONVERSATION runs January 29-March 6, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/29/2015
by - Aug 29, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/29/2015. (more...)

Melbourne Opera to Present MARY STUART, with Elena Xanthoudakis, 9/2Melbourne Opera to Present MARY STUART, with Elena Xanthoudakis, 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

This spring, Melbourne Opera will stage a new production of Gaetano Donizetti's gripping historical drama, Mary Stuart (Maria Stuarda); starring international opera stars Elena Xanthoudakis and Rosamund Illing as the two rival feuding queens. (more...)

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