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Tom Edden Cast as 'Fagin' in OLIVER! at Crucible Theatre, Nov 29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

Sheffield Theatres today announces that Tom Edden will play Fagin in Artistic Director Daniel Evans' production of Lionel Bart's Oliver!. The production runs from Friday 29 November 2013 until Saturday 25 January 2014 at the Crucible Theatre. (more...)

BSO Kicks Off 2013-14 Music Box Series For Kids 6 Months to 3 Years
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2013

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announces the 2013-2014 season programming for the popular Music Box Series, a unique music program for young children ages 6 months to three years old and their families. The series debuted at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall last season and was wildly popular, with all of the sessions reaching capacity. The BSO will now offer the program at The Music Center at Strathmore. (more...)

Michael Cumpsty, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Alessandro Nivola Join Roger Rees in Roundabout Theatre's THE WINSLOW BOY, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company presents The Winslow Boy, starring Tony nominee Michael Cumpsty as 'Desmond Curry', Academy & Tony Award nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as 'Grace Winslow', Alessandro Nivola as 'Sir Robert Morton' and Tony Award winner Roger Rees as 'Arthur Winslow'. (more...)

Court Theatre to Present AN ILIAD Revival, 11/13-12/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Court Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season with the revival of the OBIE Award-winning play An Iliad by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell and starring Timothy Edward Kane. An Iliad will run November 13 - December 8, 2013 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

Court Theatre to Present Charles Newell's AN ILLIAD, 11/13-12/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present the remount of the Theatre's critically acclaimed production of An Iliad starring Timothy Edward Kane, adapted from Fagles' translation of Homer's Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare, and directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. The production will run November 13 - December 8, 2013 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 8 PM. (more...)

National Theatre Celebrates 50th Anniversary Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Today, October 22, 2013, marks the official 50th anniversary of the National Theatre of Great Britain. The National Theatre first opened its doors in 1963 at the Old Vic, under Laurence Olivier. 800 productions later, they are marking their half-century with a short season celebrating the remarkable people and plays that have made the NT one of the most cherished and creative of great British institutions. (more...)

Cumpsty, Mastrantonio, Nivola and More Join Rees in Roundabout's THE WINSLOW BOY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company presents The Winslow Boy, starring Tony nominee Michael Cumpsty as 'Desmond Curry', Academy & Tony Award nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as 'Grace Winslow', Alessandro Nivola as 'Sir Robert Morton' and Tony Award winner Roger Rees as 'Arthur Winslow'. (more...)

Tom Edden Stars as 'Fagin' in OLIVER! at Crucible Theatre, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Sheffield Theatres will welcome Tom Edden as Fagin in Artistic Director Daniel Evans' production of Lionel Bart's Oliver!. The production runs from today 29 November 2013 until Saturday 25 January 2014 at the Crucible Theatre. (more...)

THE PAJAMA GAME to Transfer From Chichester to West End in May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2013

The UK Daily Mail is reporting that Richard Eyre's Chichester Festival production of THE PAJAMA GAME will move to London's West End, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in May of 2014. No official dates or casting has yet been announced. (more...)

GHOSTS with Lesley Manville to Transfer to Trafalgar Studios from 17 Dec
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

The Almeida Theatre's five-star production of Ibsen's Ghosts, adapted and directed by Richard Eyre, will transfer to Trafalgar Studios, playing from Tuesday 17 December. Lesley Manville, Jack Lowden, Brian McCardie and Charlene McKenna will reprise their roles and are joined by Adam Kotz as Pastor Manders. (more...)

Khandi Alexander, Jason Bowen and Kathleen Chalfant Set for A.R.T.'s 'WEDDING BAND' Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research (formerly known as the Du Bois Institute), in conjunction with Hilton Als of The New Yorker, will present a staged reading of Alice Childress's Wedding Band: A Love-Hate Story in Black and White, co-directed by Hilton Als and A.R.T. Artistic Associate Shira Milikowsky. It takes place at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, starting at 7:30pm, and will be followed by a post-reading discussion. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents AN ILIAD Revival, Now thru 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

Court Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season with the revival of the OBIE Award-winning play An Iliad by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell and starring Timothy Edward Kane. An Iliad will run tonight, November 13 - December 8, 2013 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

Khandi Alexander, Jason Bowen and Kathleen Chalfant Set for A.R.T.'s 'WEDDING BAND' Reading, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research (formerly known as the Du Bois Institute), in conjunction with Hilton Als of The New Yorker, will present a staged reading of Alice Childress's Wedding Band: A Love-Hate Story in Black and White, co-directed by Hilton Als and A.R.T. Artistic Associate Shira Milikowsky. It takes place at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, starting at 7:30pm, and will be followed by a post-reading discussion. (more...)

David Hare Adapts Katherine Boo's BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS for National Theatre Stage; Set for Fall 2014?
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, the National Theatre will present David Hare's stage adaptation of Katherine Boo's non-fiction book Behind The Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity. The show is set to open in fall 2014, directed by Rufus Norris. Casting will begin next year. (more...)

TR Knight Joins the Guthrie's 50th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2013

The Guthrie Theater today announced that stage, film and television actor T.R. Knight will appear in BEHOLD: A Gala Performance celebrating the Guthrie's 50th anniversary on June 22, 2013. Knight will return to the Guthrie--where he first appeared onstage at the age of five and was subsequently featured in productions including Ah, Wilderness! and Amadeus--for the first time since becoming a national presence on Broadway and Off-Broadway stages and in the television program "Grey's Anatomy." He is currently featured as Harold Parrott in the newly released feature film 42 about the life story of Brooklyn Dodgers player Jackie Robinson. (more...)

Cast Confirmed For Daniel Evans's New Season At Sheffield Theatres!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2013

With his production of The Full Monty on national tour, and The Daughter-in-Law opening earlier this week, Artistic Director Daniel Evans announces the new season for Sheffield Theatres. (more...)

Phil Bronstein Joins DEAD METAPHOR Talkback at A.C.T., 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2013

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will welcome Phil Bronstein - esteemed journalist and Executive Chair of the Board for the Center for Investigative Reporting - for a special postshow discussion with A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff immediately following the 8 p.m. performance of George F. Walker's Dead Metaphor on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. The discussion will explore issues raised by Dead Metaphor, including nationwide unemployment rates among veterans and the politics of postwar living. Bronstein will also discuss his recent investigative report on the Navy Seal responsible for killing Osama Bin Laden who has since had difficulty finding a job back at home (http://cironline.org/theshooter). Tickets for Dead Metaphor (starting at $20) are on sale now and may be purchased online at act-sf.org or by calling 415.749.2228. Admission to the discussion is free, but only guaranteed for that evening's Dead Metaphor ticket holders. (more...)

Phil Bronstein Set for DEAD METAPHOR Talkback at A.C.T. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will welcome Phil Bronstein - esteemed journalist and Executive Chair of the Board for the Center for Investigative Reporting - for a special postshow discussion with A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff immediately following the 8 p.m. performance of George F. Walker's Dead Metaphor tonight, March 20, 2013. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Kathleen Chalfant!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and BroadwayWorld have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The next Career Conversations will feature Kathleen Chalfant on March 19 (2PM)- currently starring in Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of David Grimm's Tales From Red Vienna - and moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' The event will take place at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway (1871 Broadway - between 61st and 62nd). (more...)

Paul Giamatti-Led HAMLET Begins at Yale Rep Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2013

Yale Repertory Theatre presents Paul Giamatti in HAMLET by William Shakespeare, directed by James Bundy, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), tonight, March 15-April 13. Opening Night is Thursday, March 21, at 7:30PM. (more...)

Locals to Stage 20 TINY PLAYS About Sheffield April 8-13 at Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2013

After the success of their inaugural production in 2011, Sheffield People's Theatre, with an ensemble of local people, present 20 Tiny Plays about Sheffield from Monday 8 - Saturday 13 April in the Studio Theatre. (more...)

Chichester Festival Theatre's THE PAJAMA GAME, Starring Hadley Fraser and Joanna Riding, Will Begin April 22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2013

Distinguished director Richard Eyre returns to Chichester to open Festival 2013 with THE PAJAMA GAME. Love is in the air at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory as handsome new Superintendent Sid Sorokin falls head-over-heels for firebrand Union rep Babe Williams. But when the employees are refused a seven-and-a-half cents an hour raise, sparks fly and the couple find themselves deliciously at odds. Will love, eventually, conquer all in this delightful romantic comedy? (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Kathleen Chalfant!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and BroadwayWorld have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The next Career Conversations will feature Kathleen Chalfant on March 19 (2PM)- currently starring in Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of David Grimm's Tales From Red Vienna - and moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' The event will take place at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway (1871 Broadway - between 61st and 62nd). (more...)

National Theatre Wales' THE RADICALISATION OF BRADLEY MANNING Set for Edinburgh Fringe, Aug 6-25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2013

National Theatre Wales' award-winning political production, The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning, is to be staged at a school in Edinburgh this summer, as part of both the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the British Council Showcase. It will be staged simultaneously on stage, and in a live stream via an interactive website. (more...)

Michael Cumpsty, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Alessandro Nivola to Join Roger Rees in Roundabout Theatre's THE WINSLOW BOY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the Broadway cast of The Winslow Boy, starring Tony nominee Michael Cumpsty as 'Desmond Curry', Academy & Tony Award nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as 'Grace Winslow', Alessandro Nivola as 'Sir Robert Morton' and Tony Award winner Roger Rees as 'Arthur Winslow'. (more...)

First Look At MacLaine & Giamatti In DOWNTON ABBEY S4
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 29, 2013

Stage and screen superstars Shirley MacLaine and Paul Giamatti play featured roles in the new season of the international mega-hit period-set drama series Downton Abbey and a first look at the acclaimed actors in action onset has been revealed. (more...)

Denis O'Hare to Return for AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN
by Jessica Showers - Jul 27, 2013

Ryan Murphy Tweeted the news today that Denis O'Hare will be returning for FX's AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN. Though details on COVEN are being kept quiet, Ryan Murphy confirmed in March that the season would be set in multiple locales, including New Orleans. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre to Stage 'Free For All' MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 8/20-9/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2013

The Shakespeare Theatre Company's annual Free For All is a much-loved Washington tradition, offering free Shakespeare performances to the general public for the past 22 years. This year the beloved tradition launches the Company's 2013-2014 Season by reviving Much Ado About Nothing, initially presented during the 2011-2012 Season with original direction by Ethan McSweeny. Much Ado About Nothing will run at STC's Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from August 20-September 1, 2013. Resident Assistant Director Jenny Lord will direct this delightful summer comedy for residents and visitors to D.C. (more...)

Michael Praed to Star in THE WHITE CARNATION at Jermyn Street Theatre from Feb 4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

Following a critically acclaimed and sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre, the first production in sixty years of R. C. Sherriff's supernatural drama, The White Carnation transfers for a limited three week run to Jermyn Street Theatre, opening on Tuesday, 4 February 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 6 February 2014 at 7.30pm). The show stars Michael Praed (Design for Living - West End, Robin of Sherwood, Dynasty) who joins the existing superlative Finborough Theatre cast, which includes acclaimed newcomer Daisy Boulton and Benjamin Whitrow (Mr. Bennet in BBC's Pride and Prejudice). (more...)

Horizon Theatre's THE BOOK CLUB PLAY to Return Jan 17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

Back by popular demand, book clubs take the spotlight in the New Year with the return of The Book Club Play by Karen Zacari?as at Horizon Theatre. The show follows a tight-knit book club bound for pandemonium when it becomes the focus of a documentary film. The Book Club Play runs January 17 - February 23, 2014. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: MACHINAL's Michael Cumpsty
by Walter McBride - Jan 23, 2014

Below you can check out photos of Michael Cumpsty in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

Tina Benko, Michael Esper and More Join MTC's TALES FROM RED VIENNA; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), Barry Grove (Executive Producer), and Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) are pleased to announce complete casting for the upcoming world premiere production of TALES FROM RED VIENNA, the new play by David Grimm (Measure for Pleasure), directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined at MTC). (more...)

Horizon Theatre's THE BOOK CLUB PLAY Returns Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Back by popular demand, book clubs take the spotlight in the New Year with the return of The Book Club Play by Karen Zacari?as at Horizon Theatre. The show follows a tight-knit book club bound for pandemonium when it becomes the focus of a documentary film. The Book Club Play runs tonight, January 17 - February 23, 2014. (more...)

BWW Recap - A Night at the Opera Takes a Dark Turn on DOWNTON ABBEY
by Lauren Robbins - Jan 13, 2014

This week on DOWNTON ABBEY we finally see the house returned (nearly) to its former glory as Lord and Lady Grantham play host and hostess to some of their upper-class friends for a party. But a festive event takes a dark turn by episode's end! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Full Cast of Roundabout's MACHINAL
by Meet the Cast - Jan 11, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Machinal, starring Rebecca Hall, written by Sophie Treadwell and directed by Lyndsey Turner, began previews on December 20, 2013 ahead of an official opening on January 16, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Machinal is a limited engagement through March 2. Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

Michael Praed Stars in THE WHITE CARNATION at Jermyn Street Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Following a critically acclaimed and sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre, the first production in sixty years of R. C. Sherriff's supernatural drama, The White Carnation transfers for a limited three week run to Jermyn Street Theatre, opening tonight, 4 February 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 6 February 2014 at 7.30pm). The show stars Michael Praed (Design for Living - West End, Robin of Sherwood, Dynasty) who joins the existing superlative Finborough Theatre cast, which includes acclaimed newcomer Daisy Boulton and Benjamin Whitrow (Mr. Bennet in BBC's Pride and Prejudice). (more...)

A.C.T. Premieres DEAD METAPHOR, Now thru 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2013

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) welcomes the new year with the world premiere of Dead Metaphor -George F. Walker's dark comedy that satirizes the hypocrisies and politics of postwar living. When Dean returns home from the war in the Middle East and hits the job market, he discovers that his superior military skills don't get him very far in the business world. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre Extends THE COLUMNIST Through April 14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2013

Due to popular demand, Florida Studio Theatre announces an extension of the powerful political drama The Columnist, written by David Auburn. This profound drama based on the true events of Joseph Alsop's life is currently running in FST'S Keating Theatre and will now close on April 14, 2013. (more...)

Mockingbird Theatre to Present THE JUDAS KISS, 3/15-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

The Judas Kiss is David Hare's poignant and moving portrait of Oscar Wilde's one-sided love for Lord Alfred Douglas - a love which proved to be his salvation and destroyer alike. Season: March 15 - March 22, 2014 - 8 PERFORMANCES ONLY. BOOK NOW (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant & Timothy Simonson to Star in New Federal Theatre's DR. DU BOIS AND MISS OVINGTON, Begin. 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre continues its 44th season with Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington starring Kathleen Chalfant and Timothy Simonson. Gabrielle L. Kurlander directs. Performances begin January 16h, with opening night scheduled for January 30th. (more...)

Ben Richards To Play Sikes In Sheffield's OLIVER!, Plus Winter's Tale Update
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2013

Sheffield Theatres today announce the full cast of the forthcoming The Winter's Tale, directed by Paul Miller, and a casting update for the company's Christmas show, Oliver! directed by Artistic Director Daniel Evans. (more...)

National Theatre Wales' THE RADICALISATION OF BRADLEY MANNING Set for Edinburgh Fringe, Now thru Aug 25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013

National Theatre Wales' award-winning political production, The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning, is to be staged at a school in Edinburgh this summer, as part of both the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the British Council Showcase. It will be staged simultaneously on stage, and in a live stream via an interactive website. (more...)

BSO Announces 2013-14 Music Box Series For Kids 6 Months to 3 Years
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announces the 2013-2014 season programming for the popular Music Box Series, a unique music program for young children ages 6 months to three years old and their families. The series debuted at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall last season and was wildly popular, with all of the sessions reaching capacity. The BSO will now offer the program at The Music Center at Strathmore. (more...)

Paul Giamatti to Star in FX Pilot HOKE
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

FX will move ahead with the pilot HOKE, starring Paul Giamatti, according to a report by TVGuide. The drama will be written, directed and executive produced by Scott Frank and is based on Charles Willeford's fiction series. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Stages 'Free For All' MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Now thru 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

The Shakespeare Theatre Company's annual Free For All is a much-loved Washington tradition, offering free Shakespeare performances to the general public for the past 22 years. This year the beloved tradition launches the Company's 2013-2014 Season by reviving Much Ado About Nothing, initially presented during the 2011-2012 Season with original direction by Ethan McSweeny. Much Ado About Nothing will run at STC's Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from today, August 20-September 1, 2013. Resident Assistant Director Jenny Lord will direct this delightful summer comedy for residents and visitors to D.C. (more...)

Locals Stages 20 TINY PLAYS About Sheffield Now thru April 13 at Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2013

After the success of their inaugural production in 2011, Sheffield People's Theatre, with an ensemble of local people, present 20 Tiny Plays about Sheffield from today 8 - Saturday 13 April in the Studio Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE PAJAMA GAME at Chichester Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2013

Distinguished director Richard Eyre returns to Chichester to open Festival 2013 with THE PAJAMA GAME. The production is at the Minerva Theatre, now through 8 June. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Denis O'Hare Joins Cast of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

In a new interview with Vulture, O'Hare confirmed that he'll be back for the fourth installment in Ryan Murphy's acclaimed horror anthology, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAKSHOW. O'Hare previously appeared in the first and third seasons of the show. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Kathleen Chalfant
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 13, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured stage legend Kathleen Chalfant, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Paul Giamatti-Led HAMLET at Yale Rep, 3/15-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

Yale Repertory Theatre presents Paul Giamatti in HAMLET by William Shakespeare, directed by James Bundy, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), March 15-April 13. Opening Night is Thursday, March 21, at 7:30PM. (more...)

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