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Based on the novel Moby Dick by Herman Melville.

Renowned for their celebrated, hilarious Beckett prose productions, Gare St. Lazare Players Ireland take on one of the greatest novels ever written: Herman Melvilleís Moby Dick. Performed by Conor Lovett (Best Actor at 2010 Irish Times Theatre Awards) with musical accompaniment by Caoimhin OíRaghallaigh, this gripping solo performance follows Captain Ahab on his journey of revenge in pursuit of the titular white whale. Told from the perspective of Ishmaelówho signs up on Ahabís ship, The Pequodóthis is an adventure story of biblical proportions. The Irish Examiner raves, ďMoby Dick is a must-see. Lovett holds us spellbound as he captures the humor as well as the wisdom of Melville.Ē


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Photo Flash: First Look at Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT at Dallas Opera, Featuring Kate Aldrich
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

San Diego Opera is proud to continue its tradition of presenting new or rarely performed works when it presents the west coast premiere of Great Scott, the new opera from composer Jake Heggie (Moby-Dick, Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers) and librettist Terrence McNally (Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers, and the plays Mother and Sons, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Fully Monty). They are joined by veteran stage director and former director of San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, Jack O'Brien, who will stage the opera. Great Scott opens on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7 PM for four performances at the San Diego Civic Theatre and is a co-production with The Dallas Opera. The opera received its world premiere in Dallas on October 30, 2015.  BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

MAN OF LA MANCHA to Replace MOBY-DICK in Utah Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Utah Opera announced the addition of one of the most loved musical masterpieces, Mitch Leigh's ¬ďMan of La Mancha,¬Ē in January 2017, in replacement of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's ¬ďMoby-Dick,¬Ē which has been rescheduled to the 2017-18 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT at San Diego Opera, Featuring Kate Aldrich
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

San Diego Opera is proud to continue its tradition of presenting new or rarely performed works when it presents the west coast premiere of Great Scott, the new opera from composer Jake Heggie (Moby-Dick, Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers) and librettist Terrence McNally (Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers, and the plays Mother and Sons, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Fully Monty). They are joined by veteran stage director and former director of San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, Jack O'Brien, who will stage the opera. Great Scott opens on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7 PM for four performances at the San Diego Civic Theatre and is a co-production with The Dallas Opera. The opera received its world premiere in Dallas on October 30, 2015.  BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes With Frederica Von Stade in Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT at San Diego Opera
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to present one of the most eagerly anticipated new operas of the year: Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT, featuring a once-in-a-lifetime cast headed by America's favorite mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato, in the title role of Arden Scott; also starring soprano Ailyn Pérez, mezzo-sopranoFrederica von Stade, baritone Nathan Gunn, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, bassKevin Burdette, tenor Rodell Rosel and baritone Michael Mayes.  Check out the interview below with mezzo-soprano Frederica Von Stade! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 29
by Audition Roundup - May 29, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 29, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming and Lisa Fischer Set To Perform at Portland Ovations
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

Portland Ovations announced their 2016-17 season at Portland's Masonic Temple on Wednesday night to a crowd of just over 150 Members and guests at its Annual Preview Party. Attendees enjoyed food and cocktails before being treated to a special glimpse of the new season, composed of over 30 performances at five different venues, and opening with Tony and Emmy Award-winning chanteuse Kristin Chenoweth on September 29th at Merrill Auditorium. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 22
by Audition Roundup - May 22, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 22, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

BWW Review: Shaking the Family Tree of POOR HERMAN Melville
by Frank Benge - May 18, 2016

In his lifetime, Herman Melville was considered a failure. Melville was a novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. His work was almost forgotten during the last thirty years of his life. Today, he is best known for his whaling novel Moby-Dick. His first book, Typee, a romanticized tale of life among Polynesians, was a best-seller that was followed by the sequel, Omoo. His novel Pierre: or, The Ambiguities was a failure, reviled by critics and to this day considered basically unreadable. Melville's career never recovered from it. It is the period after Moby-Dick that forms the basis of POOR HERMAN, a new play by Elisabeth Doss, the great-great-great-granddaughter of Herman Melville. (more...)

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Announces New Ultra HD Blu-ray Titles To Be Released June 7
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

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Oxford Playhouse to Present World Premiere of PETER PAN IN SCARLET, July 25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

This summer marks the return of the Oxford Playhouse to middle scale producing with the world premiere of the stage adaptation of Peter Pan in Scarlet, the best-selling official sequel to JM Barrie's Peter Pan, written by Carnegie Medal and three times Whitbread Children's Book Award winner Geraldine McCaughrean.  The book was originally commissioned by Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity  to whom Barrie gifted all rights to the character and original writings in 1929.  The novel will be brought thrillingly to life by director and adapter Theresa Heskins, Artistic Director of the New Vic Theatre, and an award-winning team including Aerial Director, Vicki Amedume, Artistic Director of circus theatre company Upswing, composer and Musical Director, James Atherton and designer Liz Cooke.  (more...)

Se anuncian los Finalistas de la XIX Edición de los PREMIOS MAX
by Felipe Velasco - Mar 30, 2016

Hoy se han revelado los finalistas de la XIX edicion de los Premios Max de las Artes Escenicas. Destacamos como finalistas a mejor espectaculo musical Galanteos en Venecia, L'aneguet lleig (El patito feo) y La Celia. Os dejamos la lista con todas las categorias y sus respectivos finalistas (more...)

Sci-Fi Comedy MOBY ALPHA to Play The PIT Loft
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

 Wowing crowds from L.A. to Edmonton to Edinburgh, Moby Alpha pays preposterous homage to classic sci-fi and bombastic literature, with nods to Alien, Star Trek, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and myriad others.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE WHALE is a Difficult Tale of Grief, Regret at Garden Theatre
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 25, 2016

For most people, it is extremely difficult to watch another person struggle, especially when it comes to doing the most mundane of tasks. That could be why it is so challenging to watch Beth Marshall Presents and the Garden Theatre's jarring production of THE WHALE, directed by Rob Winn Anderson and running through April 3rd in Winter Garden. The play, by award-winning writer Samuel D. Hunter, tells the story of morbidly obese shut-in Charlie, and his struggles to regain control of what is left of his life. (more...)

World Premiere Musicals from Beguelin/Sklar, Sugarland's Kristian Bush & More Set for Alliance Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Atlanta's nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre and Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth have announced the 2016/17 Season for the Alliance Stage, Hertz Stage, Theatre for Youth and Families, and the Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young series. The 48th season includes seven world premieres, five musicals, five productions by Atlanta playwrights, and exceptional productions for youth and families. The 2016/17 season marks the Alliance's last in its current theater space before it undergoes a complete renovation, its first since it was built in 1968. (more...)

SUPERMAN 2050 & MOBY DICK Set for Kennedy Center's Family Theater in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Kennedy Center presents two tales of courage this April as part of its Theater for Young Audiences 2015-2016 season. Theater Unspeakable's production of Superman 2050, April 1-3, and Theater Triebwerk's Moby Dick, April 23-24, will both take place in the Kennedy Center Family Theater. (more...)

Jennifer Kim, Michael Stahl-David & More to Star in Second Stage Theatre's ENGAGEMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Second Stage Theatre  will conclude the 2016 Uptown Series with the New York premiere of Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS, directed by Kimberly Senior. ENGAGEMENTS will feature JENNIFER KIM, OMAR MASKATI, ANA NOGUEIRA, MICHAEL STAHL-DAVID, and BROOKE WEISMAN . ENGAGEMENTS will begin previews on Monday, July 18th and will officially open on Thursday, August 4th.  (more...)

Photo Flash: THADDEUS AND SLOCUM: A VAUDEVILLE ADVENTURE at Lookingglass Theatre Company!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Lookingglass Theatre Company continues its 28th Season with Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure, written by Ensemble Member Kevin Douglas, and co-directed by Ensemble Member J. Nicole Brooks and Krissy Vanderwarker. Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure runs June 1 - August 14, 2016 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.   (more...)

Dallas Opera Announces Single Ticket Sales for 60th Season, 7/11; EUGENE ONEGIN, MADAME BUTTERFLY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

 The Dallas Opera is pleased to announce that single tickets for its eagerly-anticipated 2016-2017 '60th' Season and popular Family Performances Series will go on sale to the general public on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.  (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A CLASS ACT at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A CLASS ACT, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run. Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. BroadwayWorld has photos from the first rehearsal below! (more...)

New Works by Tracy Letts, Bruce Norris & Anna Deavere Smith Included in Second Stage Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced three New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 38th season. The season will kick off in October 2016 with the New York Premiere ofNOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Leonard Foglia. This marks Ms. Smith and Mr. Foglia's return to Second Stage Theatre, where their previous collaboration, Let Me Down Easy, had its New York Premiere in 2008. (more...)

LOST WEST END 2 Album to be Released in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed release of LOST WEST END in 2015, an album highlighted in The Sunday Times as an "Essential New Release"; Stage Door Records are pleased to continue the album series with the release of LOST WEST END 2 on July 29. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE FISHERMAN'S WIFE at Know Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Playwright Steve Yockey (author of Know Theatre's 2014 hit Pluto) draws inspiration from a famous Japanese erotic woodcut, 'The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife,' to craft a story of a marriage in crisis that's naughty, hilarious, and a little shocking. (more...)

National New Play Network Names 2016-17 Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announced its 2016-17 grant recipients, including the 2016 Smith Prize for Political Theatre, four Producer Residencies, and four Collaboration Fund awards that will support partnerships between multiple Member Theaters, playwrights, and other theater makers in various projects. (more...)

A CLASS ACT to Open at New World Stages in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages  - Stage 5(340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run.  Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. (more...)

Costumes Required For Onstage Seating at London's Union Theatre's MOBY DICK!
by Michael Dale - Jun 20, 2016

Those sitting on stage will be required to wear a school uniform at the 25th Anniversary production of this campy musical. (more...)

Know Theatre to Present THE FISHERMAN'S WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

She wants adventure (especially in the bedroom). He is compelled to fish the uncaring sea. Their relationship seems doomed to lethal monotony until a pair of magical sea creatures with erotomania and an "Alternatively Attractive" traveling salesman with a bag full of mysterious wares come to town. (more...)

MOBY DICK! THE MUSICAL to Open This Autumn at The New Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Moby Dick! The Musical will play The New Union Theatre, 204 Union Street, London SE1 0LX, from 12th October - 12th November 2016. Press Night: Tuesday 18th October, 7.30pm. (more...)

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Presents THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WONDER, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

As part of its popular Summertime Saturday Puppet Shows for family audiences by UConn Puppet Arts students, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present The Wonderful World of Wonder by UConn Puppet Arts MFA student Gavin Cummins and Philadelphia-based artist and musician Gwendolyn Rooker onSaturday, July 16 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., at the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle, Storrs, CT. (more...)

Kyle Bass Named Associate Artistic Director of Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Syracuse Stage artistic director Robert M. Hupp announced today the appointment of Kyle Bass as the company's associate artistic director. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Today for Alliance Theatre's 48th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Tickets are on sale today for all the productions in the 2016/17 season for the Alliance Stage, Hertz Stage, Theatre for Youth and Families, and the Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young series.  The 48th season includes seven world premieres, five musicals, five productions by Atlanta playwrights, and exceptional productions for youth and families.  (more...)

Brooklyn Art Song Society's 2016-17 Season to Launch This October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) is proud to announce its seventh season, beginning in October of 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A CLASS ACT at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A CLASS ACT, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run. Produced by Eric Krebs, performances continue Sunday, September 4. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: I've Always Had A Dream From The Upcoming LOST WEST END 2 Album
by Edward Baker - Jul 18, 2016

Stage Door Records are pleased to make available a 'first listen' of the complete track 'I've Always Had A Dream' from the forthcoming album 'Lost West End 2'. The song is from the 1977 musical 'Drake's Dream' which opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre on December 7th 1977 and ran for 82 performances. The track is performed by leading actor / singer (and former lead vocalist of Manfred Mann) Paul Jones. (more...)

Know Theatre to Kick Off Season 19 with New Rock Musical GIRLFRIEND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Know Theatre kicks off season 19 with GIRLFRIEND, featuring Book by Todd Almond and Music & Lyrics by Matthew Sweet. Directed by Lindsey Augusta Mercer, with choreography by Kim Popa and musical direction by Erin McCamley, the show runs July 29 - August 27, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Poet & Writer Celeste Lawson
by Mark C. Lloyd - Apr 7, 2016

BWW Interview: Poet & Writer Celeste Lawson (more...)

Soprano Tamara Wilson Wins the 2016 Richard Tucker Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The¬†Richard Tucker Music Foundation¬†is thrilled to announce that¬†soprano¬†Tamara Wilson¬†¬Ė whose ¬ďvoice of steely beauty and great power¬Ē¬†(Houston Chronicle) has already won international accolades ¬Ė has been named as winner of the¬†2016 Richard Tucker Award. Dubbed the ¬ďHeisman Trophy of Opera,¬Ē the Tucker Award carries the foundation's most substantial cash prize of¬†$50,000, and is conferred each year by a panel of opera industry professionals on an American singer at the threshold of a major international career. Featuring such luminaries as¬†Ren√©e Fleming, Stephanie Blythe,Lawrence Brownlee,¬†David Daniels,¬†Christine Goerke¬†and¬†Joyce DiDonato, the list of past winners reads like a who's who of American opera. (more...)

Damien Molony Joins Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in NO MAN'S LAND - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

It is announced today that Damien Molony, best known for his roles in BBC's Being Human and Ripper Street, will play the role of 'Foster' in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, completing casting for the play. Molony joins the previously announced Ian McKellen as 'Spooner', Patrick Stewart as 'Hirst' and Owen Teale as 'Briggs' in Sean Mathias' production, which will tour venues across the UK from 3 August prior to a limited engagement at London's Wyndham's Theatre from 8 September. (more...)

J.M.W. Turner's Quartet of Whaling Paintings United for First Time at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

TURNER'S WHALING PICTURES, opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 10, will be the first exhibition to unite the series of four whaling scenes painted by the great British artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) near the end of his career. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Horse Head Theatre Co. to Present Surreal Drama LIDLESS This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Horse Head Theatre Co. announces their upcoming production, LIDLESS by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, which will run June 2 through 18, 2016 at the Fresh Arts Gallery located in Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007. (more...)

Steve Nicholson's Story of Censorship Wins 2016 Theatre Book Prize
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Last year's best book about British theatre, according to the judges of this year's Theatre Book Prize, was a fascinating study based on the files from the Lord Chamberlain's Office now held in the British Library. (more...)

The Filling Makes the Pie! Meet the Full Cast of WAITRESS, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2016

Broadway's WAITRESS began performances on Friday, March 25 with a bang, setting a house record for a single performance the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and announcing a new block of tickets on sale through January 1, 2017. WAITRESS opens today, April 24, 2016. Get ready for tonight's opening bows by scrolling down to learn more about the company, plus watching highlights from the show! (more...)

MARY POPPINS, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' & More on Tap for Syracuse Stage's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Two musicals, two searing dramas, a renowned classic, and an all-time favorite comedy-thriller make up the 2016/2017 Syracuse Stage season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Not Man Apart's THE SUPERHERO AND HIS CHARMING WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

A wonderfully absurd and deeply philosophical hero story dramatized in the world of the graphic novel, the premiere of THE SUPERHERO AND HIS CHARMING WIFE is an entertaining wild journey into our fear of the unknown. Presented by Not Man Apart-Physical Theatre Ensemble, written and directed by NMA associate artistic director Aaron Hendry and choreographed by Michelle Broussard, the show is currently running at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Mikhail Durnenkov's THE WAR HAS NOT YET STARTED to Play at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, May 12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Theatre Royal Plymouth Artistic Director Simon Stokes today announces that The War Has Not Yet Started, Mikhail Durnenkov's funny, eye-opening and surreal dark comedy about everyday people fighting everyday wars, opens in The Drum next month.  (more...)

Obsidian Theater to Premiere THINGS MISSING/MISSED, 5/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Obsidian Theater will present the world premiere of things missing/missed, an original devised work from theatre artists Philip Hays, Melissa Flower and Justin Locklear. Performances will run May 12-28 at Obsidian Theater, 3522 White Oak, Houston, TX 77007; all shows begin at 8 p.m. (more...)

Brave New World Rep to Premiere Charles L. Mee's THE IMMORTALS in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Brooklyn's acclaimed Brave New World Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of THE IMMORTALS, a trilogy of one-act plays by legendary Brooklyn playwright Charles L. Mee, presented over three weeks, May 11-26 at Glasshouse, a unique art/performance space in Williamsburg, including five free performances open to the public. (more...)

Syracuse Stage and SU Drama to Stage MARY POPPINS This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

A beloved family musical brightens the holiday season as Syracuse Stage and the Syracuse University Department of Drama combine to present MARY POPPINS, November 26 through December 31, 2016. (more...)

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