Photo Flash: First Look at Caryl Churchill's CLOUD NINE at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents the first production of its 30th anniversary season, the New York revival of multiple Obie Award winner Caryl Churchill's landmark play CLOUD NINE, directed by Obie Award winner James Macdonald. CLOUD NINE began previews September 16, officially opens October 5 and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, November 1, 2015 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20 Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Jenna Coleman Confirms Exit from DOCTOR WHO
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Jenna Coleman, who portrays DOCTOR WHO's companion Clara in wildly popular sci-fi series, has confirmed that she is exiting the show (more...)

BWW Review: National Harvest & Cowboy Festival Rocks Silver Dollar City
by Anton Anderssen - Oct 9, 2015

If you want to see one of the most amazing displays of color, you will be thrilled to attend the National Harvest & Cowboy Festival held each fall in beautiful Branson Missouri. You will see hundreds of cowboys sauntering about, as if the entire cast of Oklahoma suddenly blew in with the wind. This is certainly the most gorgeous display of autumn colors I have ever seen in my life. (more...)

Photo Flash: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates Opening Night of CLOUD NINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents the first production of its 30th anniversary season, the New York revival of multiple Obie Award winner Caryl Churchill's landmark play Cloud Nine, directed by Obie Award winner James Macdonald. Cloud Nine began previews September 16, officially opened last night October 5, and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, November 1, 2015 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20 Street).  (more...)

Hudson Booksellers Names the Best Books of 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Hudson Booksellers, a brand unit of travel retailer Hudson Group, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dufry AG of Basel, Switzerland, has announced its list of the Best Books published in 2015. Hudson is one of the most prominent book retailers in the country, successfully operating 60 full-service bookstores and over 400 Hudson and Hudson News travel convenience stores in airports and transportation terminals throughout North America, while also selling books online at www.HudsonBooksellers.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Star-Studded Company of GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

The Tectonic Theater Project will present its star-studded one-night-only special benefit reading of Moises Kaufman's GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE, the award-winning play about Oscar Wilde and the trials for his 'crime' of homosexuality. Below, we bring you a roundup of Monday night's star-studded cast and the roles that they will be playing! (more...)

SHOWSTOPPER! A Week In The West End
by Guest Blogger: Showstopper! - Nov 9, 2015

'So far this run I have played four different types of pigeon, a North Korean chicken farmer and Ronald McDonald,' writes Showstopper!'s Sarah-Louise Young... (more...)

An Opportunity to Invest in London's Most Historic Landmark
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

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Cunard Introduces the Stylish Carinthia Lounge on Queen Mary 2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

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ORPHEUS IN AFRICA to Run Through Summer Holiday Season at Fugard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2015

David Kramer's ORPHEUS IN AFRICA, an original South African musical, will run through the summer holiday season at the Fugard Theatre. (more...)

Dame Judi Dench Hopes for Repertory Theatre Comeback
by Louisa Brady - May 8, 2016

In the film Repertory Theatre: An Actor's Apprenticeship, Dame Judi Dench has voiced her hopes for repertory-style theatre to make a comeback.  (more...)

BWW Review: SIGNATURE PLAYS: THE SANDBOX, DROWNING, FUNNYHOUSE OF A NEGRO, Looking Back At An Absurdist Trio
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

Signature Theatre presents a program of one-acts by Edward Albee, Maria Irene Fornes and Adrienne Kennedy. (more...)

MARX IN SOHO, SPRING AWAKENING and More Set for Spotlighters Theatre's 55th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

This season holds a wealth of 'theatre magic' for you! A little frightening, and a lot of fun! Spotlighters tackles a variety of genres, and takes our audiences on some dark travels into the world of politics, feuding families and neighbors, gossipy friends, crime, murder and Dungeon & Dragons. (more...)

Main Street Theatre Works Kicks Off Summer Season with THE EXPLORERS CLUB
by Louisa Brady - May 15, 2016

Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) kicks off its 2016 Summer Season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson, with The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin. The Explorers Club is a comedic look at Victorian adventurers who ponder the mysteries of science and nature, while genteelly getting blotto. What better opportunity for you to pack a picnic dinner, your favorite beverage and take in all the crazy adventures of these infamous explorers. The Explorers Club runs every Friday and Saturday, June 24th - July 23rd. Doors open at 6:30 for picnics; show starts at 8:00. Patrons are encouraged to come early with their dinners, chairs and jackets. The Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre is located at 1127 North Main Street in Jackson. (more...)

BWW Review: ROOF OF THE WORLD at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner - Mar 9, 2016

Tech aspects first class... story too complex (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & A Plug with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Q Smith
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Mar 29, 2016

While the title of the show is A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, other divas take the stage in the latest production at the Ordway, too, Imagine getting to see Aretha Franklin on stage. Or Nina Simone. These queens of music may not be in this show, but Q. Smith will portray them and other characters who were part of the life of Janis Joplin. (more...)

Talk Is Free Theatre Announces DARLING OF THE DAY Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Talk Is Free Theatre has announced today the cast for the final production of the season, the musical Darling of the Day.  (more...)

Sioux Empire Community Theatre Presents MARY POPPINS, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Sioux Empire Community Theatre presents MARY POPPINS, May 6 - 22, 2016. Fri. & Sat. at 7 p.m. & Sun. at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $25 each.   (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Jenna Coleman Stars in Upcoming ITV Drama VICTORIA
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The epic new drama series VICTORIA is coming this year to ITV, starring Jenna Coleman, Rufus Sewell and Tom Hughes. Check out the first teaser trailer below! (more...)

Judi Dench Donates SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Sets for New International Festival
by Jessica Khan - Mar 17, 2016

Stage and screen vet Dame Judi Dench, Oscar winner for her portrayal of 'Elizabeth I' in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, has donated sets from the 1999 Best Picture in hopes of founding a new, international summer festival. (more...)

Mark Saltzman's ALICE FORMERLY OF WONDERLAND to Premiere at Wyoming Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The Wyoming Theater Festival in Sheridan, WY, will premiere Mark Saltzman's new play with music, ALICE FORMERLY OF WONDERLAND from July 18th - July 29th, under the direction of New York director Kent Nicholson. (more...)

Virtuosic Tempest Trio Coming to Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF), celebrating 37 years as Cape Cod's premiere presenter of summer chamber music, presents The Tempest Trio in concert on Tuesday, August 9, 7:30 pm, at Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit. (more...)

Judi Dench to Star as Queen Victoria in Stephen Frears' VICTORIA AND ABDUL
by Movies News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Judi Dench will take on the role of Queen Victoria in VICTORIA AND ABDUL, to be helmed by Stephen Frears. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: First Look at Main Street Theatre Works' THE EXPLORERS CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) kicks off its 2016 Summer Season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson, with The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin. The Explorers Club is a comedic look at Victorian adventurers who ponder the mysteries of science and nature, while genteelly getting blotto. What better opportunity for you to pack a picnic dinner, your favorite beverage and take in all the crazy adventures of these infamous explorers. The Explorers Club runs every Friday and Saturday, June 24th - July 23rd. Doors open at 6:30 for picnics; show starts at 8:00. Patrons are encouraged to come early with their dinners, chairs and jackets. The Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre is located at 1127 North Main Street in Jackson. BroadwayWorld has an inside look at the production - check out the photos below! (more...)

FIRST LOOK: BBC America's Critically-Acclaimed Drama RIPPER STREAM Returns 7/28
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

BBC AMERICA's critically-acclaimed co-production, RIPPER STREET, returns on Thursday, July 28, at 10/9c. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MARY POPPINS, Flying Into Theatre in the Park Tonight
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2016

It's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious as the popular family musical 'MARY POPPINS' flies onto the stage at Theatre in the Park (TTIP) Friday July 29 through Sunday, July 31, and continuing into the following week on Wednesday, Aug. 3 through Saturday, Aug. 6. Curtain time is 8:30 p.m. with the outdoor amphitheater opening for seating at 6:30 p.m. 'MARY POPPINS' is rated G and is the final musical production in TTIP's 47th summer season. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Announces 2016-17 Classical Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Guest Conductor, today announced the 2016-2017 concert season. (more...)

Top 10 London Family Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jul 26, 2016

Struggling to fill the school holidays, and no luck getting Cursed Child tickets? Fear not - there are plenty of fantastic London theatre options for family audiences. (more...)

MR. KINGDOM'S QUEEN VICTORIA (OR A LITTLE OF WHAT YOU FANCY) to Play Edinburgh Fringe 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

In 2016, HRH Queen Elizabeth II may have taken the crown as the longest-reigning monarch but HRH Queen Victoria is back and taking up residency at the Assembly Hall from 4 August, with opening set for 6 August 2016. (more...)

Cast Announced for Windy City Playhouse's Chicago Premiere of THE EXPLORERS CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's newest professional theater, launches 2016 with the Chicago premiere of Nell Benjamin's slapstick farce The Explorers Club, set in a Victorian-era scientific gentleman's club. David H. Bell directs Cristina Panfilio (Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Pericles) as a female anthropologist vying for membership. Alex Goodrich (Elf: The Musical), Ryan Imhoff (Chicago Shakespeare Theater's A Midsummer Night's Dream), Matt Browning (Redtwist's Incident at Vichy), Graham Emmons (Prologue's Porcelain), Dan Rodden (Theater at the Center's On Golden Pond) and Zack Shornick (MPAACT's Ghosts of Atwood) make up the Club members, while Colin Morgan (Oracle's No Beast So Fierce) is Queen Victoria's private secretary and Wesley Daniel (Chicago Shakes' Pericles) is a blue-skinned primitive. Previews for The Explorers Club begin Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Windy City Playhouse, 3014 West Irving Park Road. Press performances are Thursday, February 4 at 7:30 pm. and Friday, February 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets, $15-$55, are available by calling the box office at 773-891-8985 or visiting windycityplayhouse.com/the-explorers-club/ (more...)

BWW Review: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' Outstanding New Musical GEORAMA
by Chris Gibson - Jan 25, 2016

Thanks to the developmental work that occurred during The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' Ignite! Play Festival in 2014 we now have the opportunity to witness the fruit of their labors; the world premier of a very entertaining new musical called GEORAMA. This play tells a fascinating story that is truly a forgotten piece of history that deserves to be celebrated. This production is staged in the Studio Theatre of the Loretto-Hilton, and that adds additional atmosphere and intimacy that makes the story connect in a uniquely vibrant manner. As an avid film fan, I'd read a bit about the history of 'motion pictures', and found countless early examples of flip books, and the like, but nothing prepared me for the sadly neglected tale of John Banvard, who created a virtual recreation of the wonders of the Mississippi River on a scrolling canvas that stretched for miles. That's quite a feat, and so is this staging. I cannot recommend it highly enough! It's truly a show that deserves an audience both young and old to appreciate, or become aware of, something that was truly as magical as the spectacle this artist created. (more...)

MARRY POPPINS Begins 3/9 at Temple Sinai
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Just take an umbrella ride from Philadelphia to Ambler March 9th, 10th, 12th and 13th for the premiere of Temple Sinai's version of Disney Theatricals and Cameron Mackintosh's 'Mary Poppins.' Everyone is familiar with the PL Travers story of a myteriously magical nanny who comes to saves the children of Mr. and Mrs. Banks, but nobody has ever seen it like this before. (more...)

KC Rep Set Cast for World Premiere of ROOF OF THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Rosen is pleased to announce the cast of the World Premiere of D. Tucker Smith's Roof of the World. Both a spy adventure story and a drama of a British family caught in a political crisis, Roof is a sweeping romance that takes place on two continents during Queen Victoria's rule. (more...)

White Night Melbourne Draws Record Crowd
by Louisa Brady - Feb 21, 2016

Last night 580,000 people visited the city and marvelled, danced, celebrated and delighted in the fourth White Night Melbourne, Australia's most celebrated cultural event. (more...)

Casey Stangl to Helm CLOUD 9 at Antaeus, 3/10-4/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Sex and gender. Race and power. Politics and family. Plus Queen Victoria! Antaeus Theatre Company presents Caryl Churchill's outrageous, hilarious and bitingly satirical Cloud 9 in a fully partner-cast production. Casey Stangl directs for a March 10 opening at the Antaeus Theater in NoHo, with low-priced previews beginning March 3. (more...)

MSTW Announces Cast for 2016 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2016

Main Street Theatre Works is proud to announce their cast for the 2016 Summer Season. The first summer show is The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin, running June 24th through July 23rd. at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson, CA. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/9/2015 - Pinkins, McArdle, Broadbent and More!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 9, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Off-Broadway is packed with opening shows, WICKED welcomes new faces on tour, Jim Broadbent takes on 'Scrooge' and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Spielberg Unveils First Teaser for Disney's THE BFG!
by Movies News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Steven Spielberg has unveiled the first teaser for Disney's THE BFG! The BFG” opens in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl's birth. Get a first look below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Local Playwright Pab Sungenis Premieres MOURNING HAS BROKEN at Cumberland Players
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Local Playwright, Pab Sungenis talks about his career and his show, 'Mourning Has Broken' that is premiering at Cumberland Players. (more...)

Christopher Wheeldon, Imelda Staunton Among Queen's Annual New Year's Honorees
by TV News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

Each New Year's Day, UK's reigning monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II, announces the names of the newest members of orders of chivalry and recipients of other official honors. (more...)

ORPHEUS IN AFRICA Hits Home Stretch at Fugard Theatre; Must Close 9 January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

There are only 13 performances left of the Fugard Theatre's production of David Kramer's newest musical, ORPHEUS IN AFRICA, currently playing at the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town. Having enjoyed a return season since September following its world premiere earlier this year, ORPHEUS IN AFRICA must close on 9 January 2016. (more...)

ALMOST FAMOUS, AMELIE and More Set for QV Melbourne's New Outdoor Cinema, Jan-Feb 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Melbourne's beloved laneway style precinct, QV Melbourne, is thrilled to announce the January-February summer program for their new outdoor cinema in the QV Square. (more...)

KC Rep Sets New Dates for Origin KC New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Marissa Wolf, Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Director of New Works, today announced additional programing and dates for KC Rep's new play program, Origin KC. Featuring the Monday Night Playwright Series, Playwright Slams, the Origin KC New Works Festival and the Mainstage, Origin KC offers audiences a unique experience to engage with the process of creating theater, and gives emerging and established writers the resources to develop plays for future seasons at KC Rep and beyond. (more...)

Circus Circus and More Among White Night Melbourne 2016's Major Commissions
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

White Night Melbourne, Australia's only all night celebration of culture and creativity and a genuine urban adventure returns for the fourth year for one night only on Saturday 20th February 2016 from 7pm to 7am, featuring local, national and international artists and works. (more...)

BWW Review: CATCO's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Takes Audiences on an Adventure to Neverland
by Amanda Etchison - Dec 14, 2015

The wooden deck and porthole windows that adorn the Vern Riffe Center's Studio One Theatre might cause landlubbers' legs to wobble a bit while finding their seats, but audience members need not fear seasickness when they come to watch CATCO's regional premiere of "Peter and the Starcatcher." (more...)

BWW Review: Thrilling and Hilarious PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
by Chris Gibson - Dec 11, 2015

There are some St. Louis connections in this current production of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. There's local author Ridley Pearson who, along with Dave Barry, crafted a terribly interesting and arresting 'prequel' to the story of Peter Pan with their entertaining novel Peter and the Starcatcher. The stage version of this tale, written by Rick Elice, is an equally imaginative and inspired effort that utilizes a relatively small cast, with just about everyone playing multiple roles, that takes off at a frenetic pace that captures the same qualities that distinguished the original work. I'd seen a touring version over a year ago, but this production by The St. Louis Repertory Theatre is absolutely amazing. It just seems fresher, more touching, and more joyful. I highly recommend this show, as it appeals to families with humor and heart that anyone old or young can enjoy! (more...)

ANAIS NIN GOES TO HELL to Return to the 14th Street Y This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Works and Goode Productions in association with The Theater at the 14th Street Y, present the return of Anais Nin Goes to Hell by David Stallings (Outstanding Original Full-Length Script, Dark Water - NY IT Awards), directed by Antonio Minino (Outstanding Director nominee,Scene/Unseen - PCTF Awards), as part of The Theater Series at The 14th Street Y. (more...)

Additional Events Announced for THE MAIDS at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The Jamie Lloyd Company presents Bertie Carvel, Jonathan Broadbent and Marc Wootton in a reading of Jean Genet's play Splendid's as well as a Genet and David Bowie-inspired evening of drag performances and music in the latest Traf Extras events designed to bring audiences closer to the onstage action. Each event will take place after that evening's performance of The Maids, currently playing at Trafalgar Studios. (more...)

Birmingham Stage Company to Present HORRIBLE HISTORIES - THE BEST OF BARMY BRITAIN!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Ahead of their 25th anniversary next year, Birmingham Stage Company today announces Horrible Histories - The Best of Barmy Britain! This special production marks Barmy Britain's 5th anniversary in the West End, holding its position as the longest running children's show in West End history. This special instalment of Barmy Britain follows the sell-out successes of Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain - Parts One, Two and Three and will feature the horribly best bits from all three productions. (more...)

BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at FAC
by Christi Esterle - Apr 10, 2016

Is there any staple of children's literature more existentially tragic than Peter Pan? Beneath the tale of the eternal boy who flies with faeries and battles with pirates lies a story about the bittersweet inevitability of growing old, and of a child destined to be forever left behind by a world that moves on without him. This underlying sadness is a key part of the fascination J.M. Barrie's work holds over the generations, and one which holds true in Rick Elice's play Peter and the Starcatcher. (more...)

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