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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



The Ogunquit Playhouse Receives Three IRNE Award Nominations for THE HUNCHBACK NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to announce that it has received three Independent Reviewers of New England Award (IRNE) nominations in the large theatre category for its 2016 production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame including Best Set Design, Best Lighting Design, and Best Actor in a Musical. The IRNE Awards honor the best of the previous year's actors, directors, choreographers, designers and companies across the full spectrum of large, mid-size and fringe theater companies in Boston and New England. (more...)

Cathedral of St. John, Manhattan School of Music, And Ontario Society of NY Present Britten's WAR REQUIEM, 4/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Cathedral of St. John the Divine...will present Benjamin Britten's powerful invocation of the perils of battle, the War Requiem on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 and Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 7:30 pm, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street). (more...)

Artists Rep & Isinglass Partner to Host Summer Theatre Leadership Academy for High School Students
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre is partnering with local arts advocacy non-profit Isinglass to offer Egg, the organization's three year-old summer theatre leadership academy. Egg is an intensive seven-week program that teaches high school students the art and business of producing their own theatrical production. This summer 2017 program concludes with a week-long planning session for students to develop theatre and arts advocacy projects which they implement in their own schools during the following school year. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Sets Cast for World Premiere of OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR By Charles Smith
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The cast and creative team is complete for Objects in the Mirror, a Goodman Theatre-commissioned world premiere by Charles Smith. Directed by Resident Director Chuck Smith, Objects in the Mirror is inspired by the playwright's real-life friendship with a Liberian refugee-turned-actor, Shedrick Yarkpai-portrayed by Daniel Kyri, in his Goodman debut. The production was developed through the 2015 New Stages festival and features a 5-member cast who brings to life the gripping account of one Liberian refugee's attempts to find peace by exposing a potentially dangerous lifelong secret. Objects in the Mirror appears April 29 through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the Albert Theatre. Tickets ($20-$75; subject to change) are now on sale and available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Objects, the box office (170 N. Dearborn) or by phone at 312.443.3800. (more...)

AOP Presents COMPOSERS & THE VOICE, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

American Opera Projects (AOP) announces the return of its popularComposers & the Voice program for its 2017-19 seasons. Created and led by Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood, eight composers and librettists will be selected for two-year fellowships to learn the fundamentals of writing for the voice and opera stage. Workshop sessions with professional opera singers, mentors, and instructors are held at AOP's home base in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Applications and complete information will be available beginning March 15 atwww.aopopera.org/composers_voice. The deadline for applications is April 28 with fellowships announced by July 1. (more...)

Dallas Opera Presents Bellini's NORMA, 4/21-5/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present¬ófor the first time on our stage¬óVincenzo Bellini's suspense-filled masterpiece of the bel canto repertoire, NORMA, starring the phenomenal South African-born soprano Elza van den Heever in the title role of a Druid priestess wronged by the man she loves. (more...)

MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET to Return to Don't Tell Mama for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Following critically acclaimed, sold-out runs at Don't Tell Mama and the 2016 New York Musical Festival (NYMF), Midnight at The Never Get, conceived by and starring Sam Bolen and Mark Sonnenblick, with book, music and lyrics by Mr. Sonnenblick, directed by Max Friedman (Ruby Manger Live!, Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band), and produced by Michael Chase Gosselin (POPE! An Epic Musical, The Most Miserable Christmas Tree), will return home to Don't Tell Mama (342 West 46th Street) on Tuesday, March 14 at 8pm for a special one-night-only concert to celebrate receiving a 2017 Bistro Award for 'Book Musical,' and a 2017 MAC Award nomination for 'Show Of The Year.' (more...)

Hit the Lights! Theater Co. Presents WHALES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Hit the Lights! Theater Co. is pleased to present the NYC premiere of WHALES at The Hive NYC. Inspired by punk rock, game shows, documentaries, and Herman Melville's seminal masterpiece Moby-Dick, Hit the Lights! Theater Co. invites you to catch a glimpse of the world that brought us a certain legendary white whale and the men that hunt him. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WHALES by Hit The Lights! Theater Co.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Hit the Lights! Theater Co. presents the NYC premiere of WHALES at The Hive NYC. The show continues this week, March 29-April 2nd, after a sold-out first weekend. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Announces Casting for the World Premiere of THE FIREBIRDS TAKE THE FIELD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the world premiere of The Firebirds Take the Field by Lynn Rosen and directed by Jessica Fisch. The Firebirds Take the Fieldruns April 15 - May 20, 2017, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.The Firebirds Take the Field is produced with support from the Alfred P. Sloane Foundation and Ensemble Studio Theater and is the second production of RTE's 2017 Season 'Exploring the Mind/Body Connection.' (more...)

Hit the Lights! Theater Co. to Present NYC Premiere of WHALES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Hit the Lights! Theater Co. will present the NYC premiere of WHALES at The Hive NYC. (more...)

Review Roundup: WNO's DEAD MAN WALKING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Washington National Opera opened Dead Man Walking on February 25, which continues throughMarch 11, 2017 in the Opera House. It is based on Sister Helen Prejean's acclaimed 1993 memoir, which tells of her time working with death row inmates at Louisiana State Penitentiary and of a particular relationship she developed with one of the inmates. The opera explores the human conflicts posed by society's demands for vengeance and the Christian imperative for forgiveness and love. The lyrical score by composer Jake Heggie (WNO's Moby-Dick, 2014) is widely regarded as a modern classic, while Terrence McNally's balanced libretto has been called one of the most perfect librettos of an American opera ever written. (more...)

Stephanie Styles, Drew Gehling, Jarrod Spector and More to Set Out on Whirlwind Tour in Broadway-Bound ROMAN HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Producers Paul Blake and Mike Bosner, in conjunction with San Francisco's SHN (Greg Holland, Chief Executive Officer) announced principal casting today for the pre-Broadway engagement of ROMAN HOLIDAY - The Cole Porter Musical, the new musical premiering as part of SHN's 2017 Season this summer. (more...)

American Opera Projects Presents COMPOSERS & THE VOICE Beginning In Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

American Opera Projects (AOP) announces the return of its popular Composers & the Voice program for its 2017-19 seasons. Created and led by Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood, eight composers and librettists will be selected for two-year fellowships to learn the fundamentals of writing for the voice and opera stage. (more...)

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Announces Season With New Music Director Cristian Macelaru
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, America's longest running festival of new orchestral music, celebrates the arrival of its brilliant new Music Director and Conductor, Cristian M?celaru, with a sensational series of commissioned works that continue the Festival's forward-looking tradition and opens creative doors for its dynamic young conductor. (more...)

Jessica Lange Among Trinity Rep's 2017 Pell Award Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Trinity Repertory Company announces that Jessica Lange will be honored with the 2017 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts at the 21st annual Pell Awards Gala to be held on Monday, May 22, 2017 at the new WaterFire Arts Center in Providence. (more...)

Cast Announced for A PROFOUNDLY AFFECTIONATE, PASSIONATE DEVOTION TO SOMEONE (-NOUN)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The Royal Court Theatre announces that Gary Beadle, Gershwyn Eustache Jnr, Lashana Lynch, Shvorne Marks and Meera Syal have been cast in new play a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun) written and directed by debbie tucker green. It runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs from Tuesday 28 February 2017 to Saturday 1 April 2017 with Press Night on Monday 6 March 2017. (more...)

Dallas Opera Announces 2017-18 Season - U.S. Premiere of Michel van der Aa's SUNKEN GARDEN, KORNGOLD RARITY: THE RING OF POLYKRATES, Classics and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce its ambitious 2017-2018 Season, "Motives Unmasked!" consisting of five entertaining and varied mainstage productions, including a dazzling U.S. premiere and a new Dallas Opera production of a very early opera by Viennese wunderkind Erich Wolfgang Korngold. (more...)

Arizona Opera Announces World Premiere of RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

After years of development, the world premiere of Riders of the Purple Sage, a new opera based on Zane Grey's Western novel of the same name will be unveiled in Phoenix and Tucson. (more...)

The Kansas City Wind Symphony to Present SONGS OF THE EARTH AND THE SEA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Kansas City Wind Symphony Presents 'Songs of the Earth and the Sea' The Kansas City Wind Symphony continues their 19th season 'As You Like It' on Sunday evening February 12th at 7:00 in the sanctuary of Village Church in Prairie Village, Kansas. (more...)

The Capstone's New Season Springs Into Life
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

???????Liverpool's Capstone Theatre springs into 2017 with classical and contemporary music, the creme de la creme of jazz and work from Liverpool's best and newest playwrights. (more...)

Flash, Bang! HALF A SIXPENCE Extends Again in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh has announced that booking for the Cameron Mackintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre production of 'HALF A SIXPENCE' at the Noel Coward Theatre has been extended for a second time to 2 September 2017. (more...)

Cast Set for U.S. Premiere of BEYOND CARING, Return of MOBY DICK at Lookingglass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces casting for the final two shows of its 2016-2017 season, including the U.S. Premiere of Beyond Caring, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin in association with Dark Harbor Stories, a company led by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer and Tom Hodges, as well as the remount of the Jeff Award-winning Moby Dick, adapted from the novel by Herman Melville and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin. (more...)

BRECHT ON BRECHT to Celebrate the Legendary Dramatist at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Brecht on Brecht, February 4-March 5, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Christina DeCicco to Star in BORN YESTERDAY at Asolo Rep Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Asolo Repertory Theatre continues its 2016-17 season and the fifth and final year of its American Character Project with Academy Award-winner Garson Kanin's irresistible girl-meets-world comedy BORN YESTERDAY. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City 2016-2017 Season Continues with Kansas City Premiere of DEAD MAN WALKING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 59th season with the powerful modern classic, Dead Man Walking, music by Jake Heggie and libretto by Terrence McNally, and based on the novel by Sister Helen Prejean, with performances March 4, 8, 10 and 12 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in English with English titles. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

WNO Presents Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's DEAD MAN WALKING and Terence Blanchard and Michael Cristofer's CHAMPION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 2016-2017 season with the company premieres of two modern American masterworks of opera: Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's Dead Man Walking, February 25-March 11, 2017 in the Opera House, and Terence Blanchard and Michael Cristofer's Champion, March 4- 18, 2017 in the Opera House. Both operas explore the theme of social justice which is often associated with John F. Kennedy and are presented as part of JFKC, the Kennedy Center's season-long celebration of President Kennedy's centennial. Using many of the same designers and scenic elements, the directors of each opera have worked collaboratively to create two distinct worlds in each new production to showcase the issues of Justice, Courage, and Freedom at the heart of these two compelling stories. An additional special event will continue the exploration of these themes: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will headline Justice at the Opera on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in the Opera House. (more...)

2017 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announced; COME FROM AWAY Nabs 14 Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The 2017 Helen Hayes Award nominations were announced tonight. A line-up of leading theatre artists announced nominations in 47 categories of artistic excellence. Award recipients will be announced at the Helen Hayes Awards gala event to be held at the Lincoln Theatre on Monday, May 15 with an after-party hosted at Washington's legendary 9:30 Club. (more...)

South Coast Repertory Announces February-May 2017 Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

South Coast Repertory has announced its schedule through May. See all the great events coming up below: (more...)

Guild Hall and Where Are They Going Theatre Group to Present EXTINCTION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Guild Hall and Where Are They Going Theatre Group present EXTINCTION by Gabe McKinley previewing March 30-31, opening April 1, and running Wednesdays to Sundays through April 16. (more...)

Gary Beadle, Ian Gelder, Ben Onwukwe, and More Complete the Cast of THE TREATMENT at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Joining Aisling Loftus and Matthew Needham in THE TREATMENT will be Gary Beadle, Ian Gelder, Ben Onwukwe, Julian Ovenden, Ellora Torchia, Indira Varma, and Hara Yannas. The Treatment begins previews at the Almeida Theatre on Monday 24 April and runs until Saturday 10 June. (more...)

The Neo-Futurists to Premiere THE? UNICORN? HOUR?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Neo-Futurists will present a world premiere created and performed by Leah Urzendowski* and Anthony Courser The? Unicorn? Hour?, directed by Adrian Danzig, April 6  - May 13, at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Spotlights Members of its Young Artist Program in SONGFEST SOUTH FLORIDA: SOUNDS OF THE AMERICAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Josephine S. Leiser Opera Center and Steinway Piano Gallery Miami present the season's third pair of performances in the free concert series, 'SongFest Recital Series.' The program will be heard at Steinway Piano Gallery Miami in Coral Gables on Saturday, March 4, at 7:30 pm and at the Leiser Center in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, March 5 at 6:00 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Caryl Churchill's ESCAPED ALONE Yearns For a Post-Apocalyptic Return To Normalcy
by Michael Dale - Feb 22, 2017

When tragedy strikes a community, after the initial shock and the effort to neutralize the situation, there's always a strong desire to return to normalcy. (more...)

Utah Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season For 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced Utah Opera's 2017-18 season in recognition of the company's 40th anniversary. (more...)

BWW Review: BORN YESTERDAY at Asolo Repertory Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Feb 16, 2017

In its 58th season, the enchanting Asolo Repertory Theatre hit the ball out of the park with its staging of Born Yesterday. Many will remember the 1950 film version staring Broderick Crawford as Harry Brock, the controlling, corrupt business tycoon, playing sugar daddy to love interest Billie Dawn, portrayed by Judy Holliday. Miss Holliday was honored with an Academy Award for Best Actress, reprising her role from the 1946 Broadway production by Garson Kanin. (more...)

The Cutting Ball Theater to Present PHEDRE This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

In the final production of its 2016-17 Season, Cutting Ball Theater will present Jean Racine's great tragedy of illicit love and revenge, PH√ąDRE, in a new translation by the Theater's Founding Artistic Director Rob Melrose. (more...)

BWW Review: Thrilling Production of MOBY DICK Swims into South Coast Repertory
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 13, 2017

Hands down, this incredibly absorbing stage adaptation of Moby Dick is one of the most stunning and enthralling pieces of theater I have had the privilege of experiencing from a Southern California stage. Continuing through February 19 at Orange County's Tony Award-winning regional theater in Costa Mesa, this highly creative and mesmerizing play---adapted and directed by David Catlin---is a production from Chicago's highly regarded Lookingglass Theatre Company, who also produced similar successful runs of this adaptation at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta and the Arena Stage in Washington D.C. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 12, 2017
by - Feb 12, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Announces 17-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

 Pittsburgh Opera announces its 2017-18 season, the company's 79th. The season continues Pittsburgh Opera's tradition of performing world-class productions from old favorites to exciting new works. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Announces its 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Pittsburgh Opera announces its 2017-18 season, the company's 79th. The season continues Pittsburgh Opera's tradition of performing world-class productions from old favorites to exciting new works. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre Company presents Award-Winning Production of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson.  (more...)

UNITED FLIGHT 232, ELLEN BOND, UNION SPY and More Set for The House Theatre's 16th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

The House Theatre of Chicago announces its 16th season of creating 'Amazing Feats of Storytelling' held at The Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. (more...)

Washington Ensemble Theatre presents Cherdonna's DOLL'S HOUSE, a Collaboration with Stranger Genius Award Winner Cherdonna Shinatra
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

This Spring Washington Ensemble Theatre (WET) will give Henrik Ibsen's beloved play A Doll's House a fresh new makeover in Cherdonna's Doll's House, a wild and dynamic collaboration with and featuring Cherdonna Shinatra (aka Jody Kuehner), the 2015 Stranger Genius Award winner for Performance. Playing April 28 - May 15, 2017 in the Studio Theater at 12th Avenue Arts, Cherdonna's Doll's House follows the story of Nora, a married woman and mother who struggles to discover her true self or lack thereof. Cherdonna, who is part bio-drag queen, part contemporary dancer, and part performance artist, will celebrate, dissect, and illuminate this text through her own unique feminist lens, scouring Ibsen, Nora, Torvald, and the whole gang for contemporary meaning. Ali Mohamed el-Gasseir, former Co-Artistic Director of WET and co-adapter of the play with Kuehner, directs. (more...)

Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2017 to Go from Peter Pan to Pinball Wizards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

From "Peter Pan" to 'Pinball Wizards,' the Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2017 season at Northwestern University offers something for everyone. (more...)

2017 Richard Tucker Award Goes to Soprano Nadine Sierra
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Soprano Nadine Sierra - who at 28 years old is already establishing herself as a fixture at many of the world's leading opera houses, including those of Paris, Milan, Berlin, and New York - was named today by the Richard Tucker Music Foundation as the winner of the 2017 Richard Tucker Award. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Neo-Futurists' present World Premiere of THE UNICORN HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

The Neo-Futurists are proud to present a world premiere created and performed by Leah Urzendowski* and Anthony Courser The? Unicorn? Hour?, directed by Adrian Danzig, April 6  - May 13, at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. Previews are Thursday, April 6 - Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. with opening night Monday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. Performances run Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices for previews and Thursdays are pay what you can; for the regular run, tickets are $10-25. Tickets and information are available at neofuturists.org or 773.275.5255. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Michael Harney Returns to His Theater Roots for THE AWFUL GRACE OF GOD in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Michael Harney, star of the three-time SAG Award-winning Netflix hit drama series Orange Is The New Black as Inmate Counselor Sam Healy, returns to his theater roots as playwright of the evening of highly anticipated one-act plays right here in Los Angeles. (more...)

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