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Philadelphia Theatre Company to Open New Season with DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced kicks off Philadelphia Theatre Company's 2015-2016 season, October 9 - November 8 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets).  Directed by Mary B. Robinson, the ensemble cast features Anthony Mustafa Adair, Ben Graney, Aime Donna Kelly, Monette Magrath and Pej Vahdat. (more...)

The 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...)

OpenWorks, Company of Angels Stage English-Language Debut of AND NOW: THE WORLD!, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

OpenWorks Theatre and Company of Angels in association with Derby Theatre present AND NOW: THE WORLD! The English language premiere of the award-winning German play that questions the effects of the internet on our behaviour is written by Sibylle Berg and directed by Abigail Graham, with dramaturge Clare Brennan. The national tour runs today 25th September to 12th November. (more...)

OpenWorks, Company of Angels to Stage English-Language Debut of AND NOW: THE WORLD! This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

OpenWorks Theatre and Company of Angels in association with Derby Theatre present AND NOW: THE WORLD! The English language premiere of the award-winning German play that questions the effects of the internet on our behaviour is written by Sibylle Berg and directed by Abigail Graham, with dramaturge Clare Brennan. The national tour runs 25th September to 12th November. Press night is slated for the Derby Theatre on Friday 2nd October, 8pm. London press night is Wednesday 28th October, 8pm at the Hackney Showroom. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at WEST SIDE STORY at Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for WEST SIDE STORY. Performances begin on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through November 8, 2015.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Begins Tonight at The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater presents WEST SIDE STORY. Performances begin tonight, September 17, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through November 8, 2015. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Begins 9/17 at The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for WEST SIDE STORY.  Performances begin on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through November 8, 2015. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 10/04/2015
by BWW - Oct 4, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/04/2015 for Seattle (more...)

OpenWorks, Company of Angels' English-Language Debut of AND NOW: THE WORLD! Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

OpenWorks Theatre and Company of Angels in association with Derby Theatre present AND NOW: THE WORLD! The English language premiere of the award-winning German play that questions the effects of the internet on our behaviour is written by Sibylle Berg and directed by Abigail Graham, with dramaturge Clare Brennan. The national tour runs 25th September to 12th November. Press night is slated for the Derby Theatre on Friday 2nd October, 8pm. London press night is tonight 28th October, 8pm at the Hackney Showroom. (more...)

Suzanne Petri Brings TORCH, SASS AND SWING! to Davenport's Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Chicago's acclaimed Jefferson Award nominated actress and winner of the After Dark Award for 'Outstanding Cabaret Artist' and the Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gold Coast Award, Suzanne Petri brings her brand new show, TORCH, SASS AND SWING!, to Davenport's Cabaret (1383 N Milwaukee Ave). The show runs tonight, October 28, and November 4 & 7, 2015. (more...)

Tony-Winning Playwright, Brian Friel, Dies at Age 86
by Nora Dominick - Oct 2, 2015

Brian Friel, Tony Award winning Playwright, has passed away at age 86 according to the Irish Times. Friel is known for his work in the plays Dancing At Lughnasa and Philadelphia, Here I Come!  (more...)

We remember Brian Friel
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Oct 2, 2015

The Roundabout family mourns the loss of Brian Friel. This gifted playwright gave so many beautiful stories to the world, and we will treasure those that we were able to bring to life with him. Brian always wrote with great depth, whether through his unmatched sense of language, surprising humor, righteous anger, or incredible heart. His commitment to bringing stories of his Irish homeland, often through the town of Ballybeg that he created and populated with so many memorable tales and characters, was admirable. (more...)

OpenWorks, Company of Angels Stage English-Language Debut of AND NOW: THE WORLD!, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

OpenWorks Theatre and Company of Angels in association with Derby Theatre present AND NOW: THE WORLD! The English language premiere of the award-winning German play that questions the effects of the internet on our behaviour is written by Sibylle Berg and directed by Abigail Graham, with dramaturge Clare Brennan. The national tour runs now through 12th November. Press night is slated for the Derby Theatre tonight 2nd October, 8pm. London press night is Wednesday 28th October, 8pm at the Hackney Showroom. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 10/18/2015
by BWW - Oct 18, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/18/2015 for Seattle (more...)

Suzanne Petri to Bring TORCH, SASS AND SWING! to Davenport's This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Chicago's acclaimed Jefferson Award nominated actress and winner of the After Dark Award for "Outstanding Cabaret Artist" and the Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gold Coast Award, Suzanne Petri brings her brand new show, TORCH, SASS AND SWING!, to Davenport's Cabaret (1383 N Milwaukee Ave). The show runs October 28, November 4 and November 7, 2015. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 10/11/2015
by BWW - Oct 11, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/11/2015 for Seattle (more...)

Goodspeed Sets Starry Group of Writing Teams for 2016 Mercer Writers Colony
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 36 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2016 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 19 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Goodspeed has announced its 2016 participants. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights in Honor of Tony-Winning Playwright Brian Friel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

As the theatre community mourns the loss of Tony-winning playwright Brian Friel, BroadwayWorld has confirmed that the marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Tuesday, December 8th, at exactly 6:45pm for one minute. Friel passed away on October 2nd at age 86.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Joel Newsome and Stuart Zagnit in THE PRODUCERS at The Engeman
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater presents THE PRODUCERS. Performances began last night, May 28, 2015 at 8:00pm and will run through July 12, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins Tonight at The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE PRODUCERS.  Performances begin tonight, May 28, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through July 12, 2015. (more...)

Irish Rep's THE WEIR Returning this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director, and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) announces that the critically-acclaimed revival of Conor McPherson's THE WEIR, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, will return this summer.  THE WEIR will begin previews on Tuesday, June 30th and will be performed through Sunday, August 23rd at the DR2 Theatre, located at 103 East 15th Street in Union Square (the Irish Rep's temporary home during renovation of its home base in Chelsea).  Opening Night is scheduled for Thursday, July 9th, 2015.  (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins 5/28 at The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE PRODUCERS.  Performances begin on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through July 12, 2015. (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

The John W. Engeman Theater Announces Cast and Creative for MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, MEMPHIS follows the fame and forbidden love of a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, MEMPHIS is filled with laughter, emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll, and features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony-winning score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan. (more...)

Cast Announced for PORTIA COUGHLAN at Old Red Lion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Aria Entertainment's Katy Lipson is taking over the Old Red Lion this May to present a revival of the renowned Portia Coughlan; a ferocious, haunting and beautiful Irish tale by Marina Carr, writer of By The Bog of Cats, The Mai and Ullaloo. (more...)

Wildspark Theatre & the Cockpit Set Cast of THE BOMBING OF THE GRAND HOTEL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Wildspark Theatre & the Cockpit have announced their cast for forthcoming original production, The Bombing of the Grand Hotel. (more...)

FST to Present Regional Premiere of CHAPATTI, 4/8-5/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

No one tells a story like the Irish. Florida Studio Theatre's fourth Mainstage production, Chapatti is filled with the ole' Irish storytelling wit of playwright Christian O' Reilly. (more...)

Timothy Olyphant Stars in HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, Opening Tonight at Atlantic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

Geva to Continue Season with Co-Production of A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

A classic drama by America's only Nobel Prize-winning playwright continues the 2015-2016 ESL Wilson Stage Series as Geva Theatre Center presents A Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene O'Neill and directed by Ben Barnes in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from March 29 through April 24. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Alfred Molina Talks The Actors Fund Tony Awards Viewing Party, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Upcoming Roles & A Career Retrospective
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 1, 2015

Today we are talking to a world renowned stage and screen star who has excelled in playing a dizzying array of recognizable characters onstage and onscreen over the course of his unique and diverse career - the affable Alfred Molina. Besides discussing his many upcoming endeavors, Molina points out the importance of The Actors Fund in Los Angeles and highlights his participation in the upcoming LA Actors Fund Tony Awards Viewing Party, which will be held on June 7, and reflects on some of his fellow honorees, as well. Offering news on many of his current and forthcoming projects, Additionally, Molina also looks back at some of his most memorable roles to date ranging from his work with Paul Thomas Anderson on both BOOGIE NIGHTS and MAGNOLIA to his recent rapturously reviewed indie hit LOVE IS STRANGE co-starring John Lithgow to the Joe Orton stage-to-screen adaptation PRICK UP YOUR EARS and much more. Besides of all of that, Molina also comments on his time spent on stages around the world, notably Broadway headlining the most recent revival of Golden Age classic FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, as well as outlines some future roles he would like to pursue onstage, as well. All of that and much, much more with one of Broadway and Hollywood's very best! (more...)

London Classic Theatre's 15th Anniversary Season to Continue with ABSENT FRIENDS, Now Extended
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Following a successful Spring/Summer tour, London Classic Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Cabot today announces a 14-week extension of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends, as part of the company's 15th Anniversary Season. In its most ambitious programme to date, the company will open a second leg of Absent Friends on 19 August 2015, followed by a 12-week UK & Ireland tour of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot from 9 September 2015.  (more...)

Shadow Lawn Stage Set to Present ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE This July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2016

Before Loretta and before Dolly, there was Patsy - Patsy Cline, whose hits like 'Crazy' and 'Sweet Dreams' heralded the cross-over of country music and pop. This summer, Shadow Lawn Stage, the professional theatre in residence at Monmouth University, will present Ted Swindley's ode to her: Always, Patsy Cline. The show will run for two weeks only, on the Monmouth campus, July 6 through July 16. (more...)

Irish Rep Extends THE WEIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

The Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director, and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) announces that the critically-acclaimed revival of Conor McPherson's THE WEIR, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, will be extended through Sunday, September 6th, 2015 at the DR2 Theatre, located at 103 East 15th Street in Union Square (the Irish Rep's temporary home during renovation of its home base in Chelsea).  (more...)

Lughnasa International Friel Festival Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Ireland will celebrate its greatest modern playwright, Brian Friel, in a major two-part festival with performances, talks, discussions, music, dance and good food between 20 and 31 August 2015. (more...)

Company of Fools Artist John Glenn Receives Excellence in the Arts Governor's Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Company of Fools and Sun Valley Center for the Arts are pleased to announce that Core Company Artist John Glenn is among the 2016 recipients of the Governor's Awards in the Arts. Governor C. L. Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter announced this year's honorees in August.  Glenn received the Excellence in the Arts distinction.  This is the third award from Idaho's Governors in Company of Fools' 21 year history - Denise Simone, Core Company Artist, received the 2014 Excellence in the Arts and in 2004 Company of Fools was awarded the same distinction. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for WAITING FOR GODOT UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Following a successful tour of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends, today London Classic Theatre announces the cast for its production of Waiting for Godot, as part of the company's 15th anniversary season. London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot directs Jonathan Ashley (Pozzo), Peter Cadden (Vladimir), Richard Heap (Estragon), Michael Keane (Lucky) and Sonja Zobel (A Boy). The production tours to 37 venues around the UK this autumn, starting at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury on 9 September. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 30, 2016
by - Jan 30, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Timothy Olyphant Stars in Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce complete casting for the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play Hold On To Me Darling, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

CAT Theatre to Stage MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Chamberlayne Actors Theatre (CAT Theatre) will present MOON OVER BUFFALO by Ken Ludwig, running March 18 - April 3, 2016. (more...)

Broadway Dims Its Lights Tonight in Honor of Tony-Winning Playwright Brian Friel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

As the theatre community mourns the loss of Tony-winning playwright Brian Friel, the marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory tonight, December 8th, at exactly 6:45pm for one minute. Friel passed away on October 2nd at age 86. (more...)

Irish Repertory Theatre Honors Playwright Brian Friel in Memorial Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Irish Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Charlotte Moore and Producing Director Ciaran O'Reilly recently announced a memorial celebration honoring the life and legacy of the great Irish playwright Brian Friel, held tonight, December 7th, 2015 at 4 PM at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 West 47th Street, New York City. (more...)

Irish Repertory Theatre to Honor Playwright Brian Friel in Memorial Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Irish Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Charlotte Moore and Producing Director Ciaran O'Reilly announced today a memorial celebration honoring the life and legacy of the great Irish playwright Brian Friel this Monday, December 7th, 2015 at 4 PM at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 West 47th Street, New York City. (more...)

Irish Repertory Theatre to Host Memorial for Playwright Brian Friel Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

The Irish Repertory Theatre will honor the life and legacy of the great Irish playwright Brian Friel (January 9, 1929 - October 2, 2015) with a memorial celebration to be held on Monday, December 7th, 2015 at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 West 47th Street, New York City.  Doors will open at 3:30 PM and the celebration will begin at 4:00 PM.   This event is open to the public but attendees must RSVP to friel@irishrep.org and indicate number of attendees.   (more...)

Irish Rep to Open Season with American Premiere of THE QUARE LAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The Irish Repertory Theatre announces the first production of its 28th theater season -- the American premiere of John McManus's THE QUARE LAND, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly.  Developed as part of the Irish Rep's Reading Series in 2014, THE QUARE LAND will be performed Tuesday, September 22 - Sunday, November 15, 2015 at the DR2 Theatre, located at 103 East 15th Street in Union Square (the Irish Rep's temporary home during renovation of its home base in Chelsea).  The Opening is scheduled for Thursday, October 1, 2015. (more...)

FST's Regional Premiere of CHAPATTI Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

No one tells a story like the Irish. Florida Studio Theatre's fourth Mainstage production, Chapatti is filled with the ole' Irish storytelling wit of playwright Christian O' Reilly. (more...)

Two-Time Oscar Winner Dianne Wiest Will Star in Beckett's HAPPY DAYS at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre has announced that two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest will return to Yale Rep in Samuel Beckett's HAPPY DAYS, staged by Artistic Director James Bundy. Jarlath Conroy will join Wiest in the production, which runs April 29-May 21 at Yale Repertory Theatre. Opening Night is set for Thursday, May 5. (more...)

Bets Malone Stars in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE World Premiere, Opening Tonight at La Mirada
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment presents their first-ever World Premiere musical and the fourth show of their 2014-2015 season, the runaway hit of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical, with music, lyrics and book by Lindsay Warren Baker & Amanda Jacobs, based on the novel 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen, with music direction by Timothy Splain, choreography by Jeffry Denman, and directed by Igor Goldin. JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical opens tonight, April 18 and runs through Sunday, May 10, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Bets Malone Leads La Mirada's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE World Premiere, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present their first-ever World Premiere musical and the fourth show of their 2014-2015 season, the runaway hit of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical, with music, lyrics and book by Lindsay Warren Baker & Amanda Jacobs, based on the novel 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen, with music direction by Timothy Splain, choreography by Jeffry Denman, and directed by Igor Goldin. JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical will preview tonight, April 17, 2015 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 18) and run through Sunday, May 10, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

GAME OF SILENCE Star Michael Raymond-James to Lead BTG's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group announces casting for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, with TV and Film actor, Michael Raymond-James as Brick. Neil Genzlinger (New York Times) suggests that Raymond-James is 'scary good," in NBC's new series Game of Silence, adding that he 'injects a sense of ominous unpredictability into this well-made revenge thriller." In addition, Michael Raymond-James has appeared in hit shows such as, True Blood and Once Upon a Time, as well as the feature films, Black Snake Moan with Justin Timberlake, and Jack Reacher with Tom Cruise. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

A classic drama by America's only Nobel Prize-winning playwright continues the 2015-2016 ESL Wilson Stage Series as Geva Theatre Center presents A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN by Eugene O'Neill and directed by Ben Barnes in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage now through April 24, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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