Natalie Anderson, Michael Greco and More Set for EXPOSURE THE MUSICAL, July 16 - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

The full cast for ExposureThe Musical - Life Through A Lens are David Albury (Jimmy), NatalieAnderson (Tara), Andy Barke (Ensemble), Rhiannon Duncan(Lust/Ensemble), Zeph Gould (CEO/Sloth/Ensemble), Michael Greco(Miles Mason), Kurt Kansley (Jimmy's Father/Envy/Ensemble), StevieMahoney (Ensemble), Niamh Perry (Pandora), Cassie Rogers(Ensemble), Lauren Stroud (Ensemble), Jahrel Thomas (AidWorker/Gluttony/Ensemble), Manny Tsakanika(Ensemble) and Ella-RoseWhitehouse (Ensemble). (more...)

Photo Flash: SIDEWAYS Opens Tonight at St James Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

The European premiere of Rex Pickett's acclaimed comedy SIDEWAYS opens tonight at St James Theatre, directed by David Grindley, for a limited run until July 9. The cast features Daniel Weyman (Miles), Simon Harrison (Jack), Ellie Piercy (Maya), Beth Cordingly (Terra), Anne Kavanagh(Phyllis/Evelyn), Kirsten Hazel Smith (Rosie/Victoria) and Daniel Barry (Chris/Daryl). (more...)

Full Cast Announced for EXPOSURE THE MUSICAL at St James Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

The full cast has been announced for Exposure The Musical - Life Through A Lens. It runs at St. James Theatre, for a limited season, from 16 July until 27 August 2016, with press night on Thursday 28 July 2016.  (more...)

London Classic Theatre Brings Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY to Belgrade Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

Following successful tours of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 2015, London Classic Theatre return to the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, with their new production of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY from Tues 14 to Sat 18 June. It's directed by Michael Cabot, with design by Bek Palmer and lighting by Andy Grange. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: THE HUMANS' Jayne Houdyshell & Reed Birney Find the Roles of a Lifetime
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2016

Jayne Houdyshell and Reed Birney play husband and wife onstage- Erik and Deirdre Blake in Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS. The play, which originated at the Roundabout Theatre Company last year, earned six Tony nominations, including nods for the duo (Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Featured Role in a Play). Check out why they couldn't be happier below! (more...)

Main Street Theater Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Main Street Theater's (MST) 2016 - 2017 Season will be a groundbreaking season for the veteran company, featuring the theatrical event of Wolf Hall, numerous regional premieres, a poignant look at what the world looks like to a child on the spectrum, and MST's first performances with accommodations for children with learning differences.  (more...)

Story, Truth and Victimhood Under the Spotlight in COURT at Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Canned Rice Productions will return to the Alexander Bar, Cafe and Theatre in July with COURT, a new 65-minute drama written by Candice van Litsenborgh, who scripted FROM THE HEART, which played two seasons at the same popular Capetonian venue earlier this year.   (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Something New' Welcomes Engaged Actors Tim Eliot and Lauren Sowa
by Something New - May 29, 2016

In Episode 411 of 'Something New' -- a musical theatre podcast that interviews artists and premieres original songs -- award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Tim Eliot and Lauren Sowa, a real-life couple with an enormous bag of theatrical skills between them. (more...)

Joshua Harmon's BAD JEWS Opens Next Month at Theatre of NOTE
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

NotTheMom Productions is thrilled to present BAD JEWS, written by Joshua Harmon and directed by Sabrina Lloyd. BAD JEWS will open on Thursday, June 30 at 8pm and run through Sunday, July 24 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd. (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood. (more...)

Hudson Warehouse to Present MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in June
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Hudson Warehouse celebrates its 13th Summer Season in Riverside Park with Much Ado About Nothing in June, Lysisarah: 'Let's Make America Great Again!' in July, and OTHELLO in August. (more...)

Almeida to Broadcast Rupert Goold's RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, July 21
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Almeida will broadcast Artistic Director Rupert Goold's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, live to cinemas in the UK and around the world on 21 July. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE AT THE BOWL with Actors from Shakespeare's Globe plus a Discount on Tickets
by Ellen Dostal - May 23, 2016

Summer Shakespeare under the stars? In Hollywood that can only mean that it's time for SHAKESPEARE AT THE BOWL -- two performances only, August 30 and September 1. On these joyous evenings, actors from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre will perform classic scenes from the playwright's best works, directed by Iqbal Khan, adapted by the Globe's music director, Bill Barclay. (more...)

Midsommer Flight to Present AS YOU LIKE IT, Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Midsommer Flight kicks off its fifth season this summer with the delightful comedy As You Like It, presented outdoors in four Chicago parks. Dedicated to presenting high quality, accessible productions of Shakespeare's plays, Midsommer Flight is a proud arts partner with the Chicago Park District. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the winners of the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees and winners! (more...)

Tony Nominee Brian Murray to Star in SIMON SAYS at Lynn Redgrave Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

?Three-time Tony Award nominee and Theater Hall of Fame inductee Brian Murray stars in the thriller, SIMON SAYS, a new play by Mat Schaffer, which will have its New York premiere at The Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theater (45 Bleecker Street) where it opens on Saturday, July 9th. Directed by Myriam Cyr,  SIMON SAYS will begin previews on Wednesday, July 6th and will play a limited engagement through Saturday, July 30th. Tickets are $20 for previews and $30 for all other performances.  Premium seating is available at $65.  For tickets visit: www.cultureproject.org  or call 866-811-4111.    (more...)

New York Premiere of Richard Strand's BUTLER at 59E59 Theaters 
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2016

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to open the 2016/2017 5A Season with New Jersey Repertory Company (Artistic Director SuzAnne Barabas, Executive Producer Gabor Barabas) and the NYC premiere of BUTLER, directed by by Richard Strand, directed by Joseph Discher.  (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. Presents RICHARD III This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

This summer INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. presents an electrified interpretation of Shakespeare's indelible anti-hero, RICHARD III, featuring David Melville as Richard and directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Artistic Director, Melissa Chalsma. RICHARD III will begin previews at THE GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL on Saturday, June 25 at 7pm and will open on Thursday, June 30 at 7:00pm and perform through Sunday, July 24 at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park.  All ISC Summer Shakespeare productions are FREE to the public!  RICHARD III is the first of two productions being presented at this year's GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. THE TEMPEST will play July 30 - September 4. (more...)

Tom Grace, Matt Ray Brown and Rory Fairbairn Announced for JOURNEY'S END Tour
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

Immersion Theatre today announced lead casting for their Autumn 2016 tour of R.C. Sherriff's Journey's End. Tom Grace (The Ilyiad, Labyrinth) will play Stanhope, and will be joined by Matt Ray Brown (1984, Ghosts) as Osborne and Rory Fairbairn (Madame X, Blackout) as Raleigh. (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Previews Delayed at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The world premiere of GROUNDHOG DAY has been delayed because of the 'technical requirements' involved in the production.  Previews are now postponed until 15 July with an opening night of 16 August. (more...)

BWW Tonys Special: Hangin' with the Humans of THE HUMANS- Tony Nominees Reed Birney & Jayne Houdyshell!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 6, 2016

Jayne Houdyshell and Reed Birney play husband and wife onstage- Erik and Deirdre Blake in Stephen Karam's The Humans. The play, which originated at the Roundabout Theatre Company last year, earned six Tony nominations, including nods for the duo (Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Featured Role in a Play). Before the big day, they checked in with BroadwayWorld to tell us all about how they're holding up! (more...)

Arkansas Repertory Theatre Names Anna Kimmell as New Director of Education
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Arkansas Repertory Theatre announced today that Anna Kimmell has been named the theatre's new Director of Education. Kimmell is currently Director of Education at Mill Mountain Theatre in Roanoke, VA, a position she has held since June 2013. She is expected to begin work at The Rep in mid-August.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Exclusive Look at Rehearsals for West End Premiere of SAVAGE
by Roy Tan - Jun 26, 2016

LWL Investments and Entertainment presents SAVAGE June 29th - July 23rd 2016 at Above the Arts Theatre. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive look into rehearsals for the production - scroll down to see photos! (more...)

Fraud & Phony to Present Inaugural Show TROLL This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Fraud & Phony is pleased to announce its inaugural show: TROLL, a new play by Elizabeth Archer, directed by Melanie Keller, playing July 28 - August 13, 2016 at Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W Cortland St. in Chicago. (more...)

Edward Bennett and Lisa Dillon Lead RSC's MUCH ADO and LOVE'S LABOURS LOST London Transfer
by Marianka Swain - Jun 24, 2016

The RSC's hugely acclaimed 2014 pairing of Love's Labour's Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (or Love's Labour's Won) arrives in London this Christmas, following runs at Chichester Festival Theatre and Manchester Opera House. From 9 December 2016 to 18 March 2017, Edward Bennett and Lisa Dillon will delight audiences at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in Christopher Luscombe's elegant, effervescent productions. (more...)

RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, Eyes Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Almeida's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, is likely headed to the West End, and possibly the Great White Way. (more...)

Photo Flash: HENRY V Opens at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents Henry V, now through 9 July 2016. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

'Good Wife' Alum Archie Panjabi Joins Cast of NBC's BLINDSPOT
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Archie Panjabi, best known for her role on CBS's 'The Good Wife' has joined the cast for the second season of NBC's BLINDSPOT. (more...)

Alex Beyer, Julianne Boyd and Bart Roccoberton, Jr. Set for This Week's State of the ARTS on WPKN-FM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Pianist Alex Beyer, Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Director of UConn Puppet Arts Program Bart Roccoberton, Jr., are highlighted this week (Friday, June 24) on State of the ARTS which airs LIVE every Fridayfrom 12noon to 1pm on WPKN-FM (89.5) in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (more...)

Colorado Shakespeare Festival to Continue Season with CYMBELINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival continues its season of myths, legends and fairy tales with the classic, fantasy-like 'Cymbeline.' From battle scenes to mistaken identities to a magical love story, this timeless play still sweeps audiences of all ages off their feet more than 400 years after it was first staged. Performances run July 14-Aug. 7 in CU Boulder's University Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HENRY V at Regent's Park Open Air
by Marianka Swain - Jun 21, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents HENRY V, starring Olivier Award-winning actress Michelle Terry in the title role. The production is now in previews, with press night tomorrow, and runs until 9 July. (more...)

11th Annual Henry Awards Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The Colorado Theatre Guild's 11th Annual Henry Awards will take place Monday, July 18, 2016 at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue in Parker, Colorado. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and the awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., followed by an after-party. Tickets are $23 for CTG members (limit 2 per person online with the code Henry2016), $30 non-members or $50 VIP. Tickets go on sale June 20 through the PACE Center website, parkerarts.org, or by calling the box office at 303-805-6800.  (more...)

Hudson Warehouse Re-Invents Greek Classic with LYSISARAH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Hudson Warehouse celebrates its 13th Summer Season in Riverside Park with a new take on a Greek classic. Aristophanes's Lysistrata was a woman who persuaded her sisterhood of friends to withhold sex from their husbands and lovers in an attempt to persuade their men to the end Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta. (more...)

Candice van Litsenborgh's COURT. Coming to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Court., written by Candice van Litsenborgh and performed by Candice van Litsenborgh and Claire-Louise Worby, is headed to Alexander Upstairs, directed by Richard Wright-Firth. (more...)

Driftwood Theatre Group to Tour THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Across Ontario
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Driftwood Theatre Group will present the ultimate battle of the sexes, William Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, as it rolls across Ontario this summer for The Bard's Bus Tour. This unique production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW is set in 1989 during the Toronto Pride Festival and explores themes of sexuality, consent and the exchange of power. (more...)

Broadway Vets to Lead THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced the full cast and creative team for THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, the Tony Award-winning play by Alfred Uhry, directed by Will Pomerantz. The production will run June 28 - July 24. (more...)

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)[REVISED] Comes To Sol Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Jun 2, 2016

Evening Star Productions will warp from one classic musical to 37 classical plays when they present THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED] from June 17th through June 26th at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton.  (more...)

Derek Jacobi and Richard Clifford to Lead World Premiere of MEASURE + DIDO Celebrating Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Renowned actor Derek Jacobi stars with actor/director Richard Clifford and the acclaimed early musicians of Washington DC's Folger Consort in the world premiere performances of MEASURE + DIDO, celebrating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's legacy. Presented by NapaShakes and Folger Shakespeare Library, this extraordinary production combines dramatic readings of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure with excerpts from Henry Purcell's chamber opera Dido and Aeneas to create a perfect depiction of the ecstasy and excesses of love. With a cast of 27 including Peter Becker (baritone), Molly Quinn (soprano), and Emily Noel (soprano), don't miss the first performances of this historic pairing of two monumental works, starring one of the world's most respected and beloved actors, before it moves to the Eisenhower Theater at Washington, DC's Kennedy Center in October. (more...)

Imogen Stubbs & Natalie Casey to Star in Frantic Assembly's THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Full casting has been announced for Andrew Bovell's Things I Know To Be True, an exciting international co-production between Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia. Matthew Barker, Natalie Casey, Richard Mylan, Kirsty Oswald, Ewan Stewart and Imogen Stubbs will star in the play's UK premiere at the Lyric Hammersmith from 10th September until 1st October 2016 before embarking upon a UK tour. (more...)

Take Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Ralph Fiennes
by Marianka Swain - Jun 16, 2016

Ralph Fiennes plays the villainous title role in Rupert Goold's new production of Shakespeare's RICHARD III at the Almeida, opening tonight. Vanessa Redgrave is Queen Margaret, and the cast also features David Annen, Joseph Arkley, Osman Baig, Benedict Barker, Tom Canton, Daniel Cerqueira, Simon Coates, Josh Collins, Susan Engel, James Garnon, Mark Hadfield, Scott Handy, Lev Levermore, Finbar Lynch, Aislin McGuckin, Joseph Mydell, Lukas Parish, Joshua Riley, Lukas Rolfe , Joanna Vanderham, Baxter Westby and Oliver Whitehouse. (more...)

?The Drilling Company's AS YOU LIKE IT to be Remounted at Bryan Park in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The Drilling Company's critically-praised Steampunk adaptation of 'As You Like It,' which debuted in Shakespeare in the Parking Lot last summer, is to be remounted July 21 to 23 for Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare with its original cast mostly intact and expanded music by Natalie Smith and Andrew Gombas. The production offers delightful lessons of love, starting off in a stately English Victorian world and moving into a Steampunk paradise when the scene shifts from a conventional Duchy to the mythical Forest of Arden. Hamilton Clancy directs. (more...)

RSC to Host Open House in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

On Saturday 2 July, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) will hold an Open House - a day of special activities for the whole family at its recently re-opened studio theatre, The Other Place.  It will also be the first opportunity to purchase a limited number of tickets for the RSC's forthcoming Making Mischief Festival of new plays for just 70p a ticket. (more...)

Synetic Theater to Remount TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

After acclaim from critics and audiences alike, Synetic Theater will remount their 2014 smash-hit Twelfth Night. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents Henry V, now in rehearsal. Check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE TEMPEST Opens at Shakespeare in Carroll Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

The celebrated Brooklyn theatre company, Smith Street Stage, has returned to Carroll Park for its annual outdoor production of a play by William Shakespeare.  This summer's production is The Tempest, which opened on June 10 and plays through June 26. Admission is free. No tickets are required. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends 'DEATH OF A STREETCAR'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Writers Theatre, under leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a second two-week extension of Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody created by Tim Ryder and Tim Sniffen, written by Tim Sniffen and directed by Stuart Carden and Michael Halberstam. Due to demand, the production now runs through August 14, 2016, as the inaugural production of the Gillian Theatre at Writers Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Oddsocks Productions to Present MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

?This June, the Belgrade Theatre is thrilled to welcome Oddsocks Productions with their brand new touring production of Much Ado About Nothing; a high octane version of Shakespeare's witty battle of the sexes featuring well-known pop hits from across the decades.  (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)(REVISED)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Enjoy Shakespeare under the stars at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Outdoor Stage production of The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (abridged)(revised). Located on the campus of the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morris Township, this stunning venue is the perfect setting for The Shakespeare Theatre's summer show, beginning on June 22nd and continuing through July 31st. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater to Present August Wilson's FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater's 25th anniversary season at the Bruns Amphitheater continues with August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning story of the American Dream deferred, Fences, directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges in her Cal Shakes debut. Fences, which plays from July 6 through July 31, marks the first time Cal Shakes has presented August Wilson's work on its stage. For tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Trevor Nunn's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at New Wolsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Rehearsals have begun for Sir Trevor Nunn's production of William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, running at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich from Thursday 16 June to Saturday 9 July 2016. Check out photos below! (more...)

American Dance Institute to Perform at The Kitchen This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

American Dance Institute (ADI), continuing to find new ways to support contemporary dance artists, will present performances in New York City for the first time this summer, offering five premieres over the course of five weeks at The Kitchen, June 2 - July 2. The third of ADI's New York premieres at The Kitchen will be celebrated choreographer Jane Comfort's You Are Here, June 16-18. (more...)

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