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Bridge Group's Bloody, Reimagined RICHARD III Launches Inaugural Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

William Shakespeare's bloody epic Richard III will get a bold re-envisioning in NYC this month as The Bridge Production Group presents their inaugural full-scale production, running tonight, November 9, through November 27 at the Fourth Street Theatre (83 East 4th Street). (more...)

Josh Rhodes and More to Take Part in GUYS AND DOLLS Panel at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Asolo Rep presents the first Inside Asolo Rep of the season today, November 9 at 11am. This insightful panel discussion will feature GUYS AND DOLLS Director Josh Rhodes, Lighting Designer Paul Miller and Set Designer Lee Savage. The artists will share their creative processes and what it takes to bring this iconic masterpiece to life. (more...)

J.B. Priestley's BENIGHTED Extended Due to Phenomenal Public Demand
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

After an opening weekend of record breaking ticket sales, Benighted has been extended at the Old Red Lion due to phenomenal public demand - now closing on Saturday 7th January 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: UNNECESSARY FARCE at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Countless laughs! Playhouse on Park's Mainstage series continues with Unnecessary Farce, written by West Hartford native Paul Slade Smith. Opening night is Friday, November 4, at 8:00pm, with a complimentary pre-performance wine and cheese reception starting at 7pm.   (more...)

People's Light to Present THE ROAD: MY LIFE WITH JOHN DENVER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Sing along with the greatest hits of a legendary folk musician in the regional premiere of The Road: My Life with John Denver, an intimate, insider's portrait of life on tour. (more...)

BARNEY THE ELF to Return to The Other Theatre Company for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The Other Theatre Company (TOTC) announces the return of the smash hit with a queer twist Barney the Elf, written by company member Bryan Renaud, original direction by Silkaitis, additional direction by Tommy Rivera-Vega and choreographed by Rivera-Vega, November 30 - January 1, 2017 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

DFA's Nils Bech x Dazed Give A Much Needed 'Glimpse Of Hope'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Acclaimed Norwegian avant garde pop performance artist and stage actor Nils Bech reveals an alluring new video for the album single “Glimpse of Hope”. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 6, 2016
by - Nov 6, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Norfolk - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Norfolk (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, November 4 - December 4,  featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as "Judy Garland," direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as "Anthony," at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

Cast Announced for Connecticut Premiere of UNNECESSARY FARCE at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go! Playhouse on Park's Mainstage series continues with Unnecessary Farce, written by West Hartford native Paul Slade Smith. Opening night is Today, November 4, at 8:00pm, with a complimentary pre-performance wine and cheese reception from 7pm-8pm.   (more...)

Casting Announced for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Casting announced for The Fitzrovia Radio Hour's unique take on Charles Dickens' classic tale at The Vaults, Waterloo. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Other Theatre Company Announces Casting for the Return Holiday Hit BARNEY THE ELF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Other Theatre Company (TOTC) announces the return of the smash hit with a queer twist Barney the Elf, written by company member Bryan Renaud, music arrangements by Jermaine Hill, original direction by Carin Silkaitis, additional direction and choreography by Tommy Rivera-Vega, music direction by Ali Goodman, November 30 - January 1, 2017 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Previews are Tuesday, Nov. 29 and Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. Opening night is Thursday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Additional shows on Tuesday, Dec. 20 and 27, and Wednesday, Dec. 21. No shows on Dec. 24 and 25. Tickets for previews are $20 and for the regular run $25. Tickets are on sale now at theothertheatrecompany.com. (more...)

Denzel Washington to Be Honored at Santa Barbara Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Denzel Washington is set to receive the Maltin Modern Master Award at the 32nd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the festival announced today. (more...)

Cast Announced for Midwest Premiere of THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Raven Theatre Associate Artistic Director Cody Estle has announced a "blended family" of new and familiar Raven faces for the company's Midwest premiere of The Assembled Parties, which in 2013 earned a 2013 Tony® Award nomination for Best Play. The play by Richard Greenberg, author of Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain and many other plays, will open on Raven Theatre's East Stage under Estle's direction on Tuesday, January 31, following previews from January 25 - 30, 2017. (more...)

Alison Vesely of First Folio Theatre Dies at the Age of 59
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Alison C. Vesely, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of First Folio Theatre, passed away Friday at the age of 59 of ovarian cancer. (more...)

12th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presented Tonight to Thomas Mizer & Curtis Moore
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S. Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore, tonight from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. (more...)

Cast Announced for ATC/Orange Tree Theatre's WINTER SOLSTICE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The cast for Winter Solstice, which receives its English Language premiere at the Orange Tree Theatre in early 2017, has been announced. (more...)

BWW Review: Seattle Rep's KING CHARLES III Fails to Live Up to the Hype
by Jay Irwin - Nov 23, 2016

There's always a danger in any kind of entertainment that the show will be hyped up so much that when you finally see it, it cannot possibly live up to the image in your mind. I largely think such is the issue with my lack of zeal over “King Charles III”, currently playing at the Seattle Rep. I had heard so much about this one on how funny and original it was but instead what I got was a play that while interesting, felt long winded and only offered me a few scant chuckles. (more...)

Casting Announced for D.C. Premiere of ROE by Lisa Loomer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following an acclaimed run at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lisa Loomer's world-premiere drama Roe makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

London Classic Theatre Announces New Tour of Terry Johnson's Award-Winning HYSTERIA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following the successful tour of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party in 2016, today London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot announces a new production of Terry Johnson's Hysteria for spring 2017. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

 INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. (ISC), producers of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL WITH CHARLES DICKENS. In his lifetime, Charles Dickens was recognized not only as a great writer, but as an actor. His greatest successes on the stages of Britain and the United States were his solo performances of his own work. One of the first pieces he presented to great acclaim was A Christmas Carol. A CHRISTMAS CAROL WITH CHARLES DICKENS will perform at Independent Studio from Thursday, December 8 - Sunday, December 18(Thursdays - Sundays) at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. (more...)

SATContemporary Reading Series' 7th Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Come see the wonderful cast perform this curiously relevant play tonight! (more...)

Naked Shakespeare Presents OATH BREAKERS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Whether it be in love or war, Shakespeare's characters will promise the moon, and in their next breath take it back again. Audience members are invited to decide for themselves whether karmic justice is served when notable liars in the canon go back on their sworn words. Drawn from several plays, this Naked Shakespeare production brings together a collection of characters notoriously bending and twisting their oaths in order to suit their own personal needs. Director Michael Levine intertwines text selections from three tragedies and one comedy in this fast-moving evening of entertainment in which characters are literally shackled by their words by hooded figures moving about a shadowy dungeon-like world. Eight actors play multiple characters in an evening that visually demonstrates the rewards offered by those who are untrue. 'Oath Breakers' performs twice on Friday and Saturday on the first weekend in December in the Ballroom at Mechanics Hall. Both performances begin at 7pm. The First Friday performance is free, and Saturday's show is $10 for all ages. Visit Acorn's website at www.acorn-productions.org for more information or to order tickets. (more...)

Northern Broadsides and New Vic Theatre to Stage Premiere of CYRANO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Northern Broadsides are set to start off their 25th anniversary year by joining forces with the award-winning New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, to stage Cyrano, a new adaptation by award-winning playwright Deborah McAndrew (An August Bank Holiday Lark) of Edmond Rostand's classic romantic comedy Cyrano de Bergerac. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions to Present Fort Worth Premiere of THE PLEASURE TRIALS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions presents its third and final staged reading of the 2016 season. In a vigorous effort to foster new work, this past year Amphibian has hosted three playwrights in residence to develop their unpublished plays. (more...)

Crowded Fire Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Crowded Fire's Artistic Director Mina Morita unveiled the 2017 mainstage season lineup including two contemporary plays that continue to uphold the company's long tradition of producing boundary - pushing, thought-provoking theater. At a season-announcement party on Saturday, November 19th Morita addressed Crowded Fire donors, patrons, and artists saying "We are a divided country in the midst of a divisive time. It is more important now, more than ever to use our creative and critical thought to mine our cultural memory and to interrogate our existence. I am thrilled to present selections next season that do just that." (more...)

TN Shakespeare to Stage Elegant MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre, will perform William Shakespeare's elegant romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing from December 8-18, directed by founder and Producing Artistic Director Dan McCleary. (more...)

Crude Apache Theatre's Post-Industrial RICHARD III to Donate Profits to Homeless
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

A Norfolk based theatre company is to donate a percentage of the profits from their latest production to the homeless after its actors got a taste of the horrors of living on the streets as they rehearsed for their latest play. (more...)

Women's Rights Will Take the Stage in SATC's KARMA FOR BIRDS Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

In the spirit of the political season, on Monday, November 21st, Scandinavian American Theater Company is presenting an Icelandic play about women's rights and gender politics: KARMA FOR BIRDS by Kristin Eiriksdottir (Iceland) and Kari Ósk Gretudottir (Iceland), with translator Salka Gudmundsdottir (Iceland) and director Christoffer Berdal Denmark). (more...)

Jordan Jaffe's New Eco-Comedy WHIRLWIND To Have Staged Reading In New York
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Fresh off our recent run of Crude at Theater 511 @ Ars Nova, join Black Lab Theatre Sunday, November 20th at 5:30pm at Dixon Place for a New York staged reading of Jordan Jaffe's new eco-comedy Whirlwind. (more...)

Maxine Peake, Gemma Jones and Martha Goober to Perform in The Old Vic's Inaugural ONE VOICE Event
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Old Vic today announces the full programme for the inaugural One Voice performance on Saturday 26 November. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Celebrates the Holiday Season with EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (AND THEN SOME!)
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF is thrilled to present Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) from November 30 - December 30, 2016 in the Margeson Theater. Originally developed at Orlando Shakes' PlayFest, Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) remains one of the Theater's most hilarious and successful holiday shows to date. Tickets are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Kathryn Barker Productions Announces New Dates For Henry Naylor's THE COLLECTOR At Greenwich Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Following a critically acclaimed UK tour, Kathryn Barker Productions today announces new dates for Henry Naylor's The Collector at Greenwich Theatre. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch & More Star in THE HOLLOW CROWN on PBS's Great Performances
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses is a lavish three-part follow-up to the BAFTA winning The Hollow Crown, which aired in 2013 on THIRTEEN's Great Performances. (more...)

The Straddler to Premiere LONG ISLAND RICHARD at Anthology Film Archives, 12/1
by Movies News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The Straddler will premiere "Long Island Richard," an examination of American suburbia that draws upon Shakespearean characters and text, at Anthology Film Archives on December 1, 2016. (more...)

Scandinavian American Theater Company Presents KARMA FOR BIRDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

A startling, beautiful, humorous and polemic first play by two young women about the consequences of violence, injustice and beauty. Perhaps, Elsa is a seventeen-year-old girl for sale, perhaps she is a middle-aged prostitute, or a homeless old woman, maybe she is a 130-year-old Buddhist nun. Perhaps Karma for Birds is happening right here and now . . . the invisible but palpable repression of women. Performed at the Iceland National Theatre in 2013,Karma for Birds was nominated for the Griman, Iceland's theater award for best play of the year.? (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON Extended in Melbourne to April 30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand, new seats for The Book of Mormon go on sale to the general public today. Bookings for the award-winning musical have now been extended to 30 April 2017 at Melbourne's Princess Theatre. (more...)

Evening Standard Announces Award Winners, Including CURSED CHILD, Glenn Close, Kenneth Branagh, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

Following a ceremony at the Old Vic, the winners of the Evening Standard Awards have been revealed. The list includes West End juggernaut, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; visionary of stage and screen, Kenneth Branagh; legend and star of Sunset Boulevard, Glenn Close; and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Bridge Group's Re-Envisioned RICHARD III in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

William Shakespeare's bloody epic Richard III is getting a bold re-envisioning in NYC this month as The Bridge Production Group presents their inaugural full-scale production, running thru November 27 at the Fourth Street Theatre (83 East 4th Street). Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Jonathan Abarbanel and Derrick Sanders Set for Post-Show Talk at Raven's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

A third audience engagement event has been added to the list of special events surrounding Raven Theatre's production of Red Velvet, which details the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage. (more...)

Richard Nelson's THE GABRIELS Election Year Play Cycle to Tour to DC, Hong Kong and Australia
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Richard Nelson's acclaimed trilogy THE GABRIELS: Election Year in the Life of One Family will tour to Washington D.C., Australia, and Hong Kong beginning in January 2017. (more...)

Barrie Kosky's SAUL Becomes First Sold Out Show of the 2017 Adelaide Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

With just 13 weeks until the opening of the 2017 Adelaide Festival the last remaining tickets to the Australian premiere of Barrie Kosky's masterpiece Saul have been snapped up, making it the first show of the program to officially sell out.  (more...)

THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WAR OF THE ROSES Returns to PBS' 'Great Performances', 12/11
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

BAFTA award-winning The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses returns to PBS/THIRTEEN's Great Performances for three consecutive Sundays beginning December 11th through December 25th. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Portland Regional Awards Update - Andrew Wade, Mia Pinero Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Portland Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Regional Awards Update - Tara Lewis, Robert Hazlette Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld South Bend Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Jamie Lloyd to Direct Immersive Philip Ridley Double Bill at Shoreditch Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Today Shoreditch Town Hall announces an immersive double-bill of Philip Ridley plays, including the world premiere of Killer and a new production of Ridley's contemporary classic The Pitchfork Disney, his first stage play which premiered in 1991. The productions will both be directed by Jamie Lloyd and run in 'The Ditch' basement spaces of Shoreditch Town Hall in spring 2017. (more...)

Steven J. Burge to Play Heavenly Father After Wesley Taylor Departs AN ACT OF GOD in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway/Cabaret announces today that Wesley Taylor, Broadway star and fan favorite in the NBC TV show 'Smash,' will play God through January 22. Steven J. Burge will assume the role of God starting January 24. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Long Island Regional Awards Update - Matt Senese, Ella Watts Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Long Island Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Nominations Announced For The 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

At a ceremony held today at London's Cafe de Paris, host Steve Furst announced the nominees for the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards, the only major theatre prize-giving decided entirely by the theatregoers themselves. (more...)

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