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Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a special Autism-Friendly performance of its hit musical Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23 at 1:30PM. (more...)

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory to Stage A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF) presents its 2017 Shakespeare in the Meadow series with A Midsummer Night's Dream and Love's Labour's Lost, two of Shakespeare's plays that are full of love and mischief. (more...)

A 19th Century Musical Gangster Comes to the Stage in MACAIRE
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Thomas G. Waites TGW ACTING STUDIO is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Thomas Waites' musical MACAIRE. Directed by Waites and musically directed by Steffani Bennett, the show will play a limited engagement at Teatro Latea (107 Suffolk St., NYC). Performances begin Tuesday, August 1 and continue through Sunday, August 13th. Opening Night is Friday, August 4 (8 p.m.). $25 tickets are available now at brownpapertickets.com. (more...)

Found Theatre LOVERS, HATERS & OTHERS Presented As Benefit For Found Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Found Theatre of Long Beach is proud to present a special theatrical event. Kim and Scott McClelland, founders and operators of the famous Roadhouse Theatre in Erie, Pennsylvania, for more than 20 years, have graciously offered to perform their signature piece, "Lovers, Haters & Others" as a benefit for the Found. The show consists of scenes and monologues from 12 different plays, ranging from Shakespeare's "Richard III" to Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," to Harold Pinter's "Betrayal" and Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?" (more...)

LOVERS, HATERS & OTHERS Presented As A Fundraiser For The Found Theatre of Long Beach
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Found Theatre of Long Beach is proud to present a special theatrical event. Kim and Scott McClelland, founders and operators of the famous Roadhouse Theatre in Erie, Pennsylvania, for more than 20 years, have graciously offered to perform their signature piece, "Lovers, Haters & Others" as a benefit for the Found. (more...)

Cast Announced for David Greig's THE EVENTS at Mercury Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Full casting has been announced for the Mercury Theatre's upcoming production of David Greig's crucial drama The Events, which plays in the Mercury Studio this June. The production features a live community choir and is both timely and poignant, asking how a community can begin to recover from a terrible attack, and begin to embrace otherness once more. (more...)

Chicago Acting Couple Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to Star in THE GIN GAME at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the Pulitzer-winning play The Gin Game written by D.L. Coburn, featuring Jeff Award winners Paula Scrofano and John Reeger, and directed by Ross Lehman. (more...)

Glitter and Be Gay at CANDIDE Opening 6/3 at Music Theatre Works
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents the Leonard Bernstein classic, CANDIDE, based on Voltaire's satire on the follies of the human race, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 3 through 11. A 24-piece orchestra accompanies the well-known songs "Glitter and Be Gay," "The Best of All Possible Worlds" and "Make Our Garden Grow." (more...)

WAM Theatre's Fresh Takes Reading Series to Continue with THE DROLL
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The WAM Theatre 2017 Fresh Takes Play reading series continues with The Droll by Meg Miroshnik at 3:30 pm on Sunday, June 4 at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe in West Stockbridge. WAM Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven will direct, and acclaimed local professional actor and theatre educator Jennie M. Jadow is co-producing and will be reading one of the roles. (more...)

MACBETH'S HEAD Comes to Toronto Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Toronto Fringe Festival fans are in for a unique spectacle as Malfi Productions prepares for its presentation of Macbeth's Head, a new play by Kyle McDonald. The play opens Wednesday July 5 and runs until Saturday July 15 at Factory Theatre - Mainspace (125 Bathurst Street, Toronto). (more...)

Stephen Lloyd, Stephen Collins, and More to Reprise Roles For Graeae's UK Tour of REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Pioneering disabled-led theatre company Graeae has announced the full cast for the upcoming tour of their acclaimed musical Reasons to be Cheerful, which will hit the road one final time this autumn. (more...)

Houston Shakespeare Festival Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

See the full schedule for Houston Shakespeare's 2017 festival below! (more...)

VIDEO: Kevin Spacey Talks TONY AWARDS, New One-Man Play & More
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Oscar and Tony Award winner Kevin Spacey stopped by CBS THIS MORNING today to discuss his new one-man play CLARENCE DARROW and his upcoming hosting gig for the TONY AWARDS, airing this Sunday on CBS. (more...)

PETE Announces Programming for a Summer of Fun!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

PETE has an incredible summer of performance ahead. Join us at the Northwest New Works festival in Seattle (June 9-11), or Summerfest at CoHo Theater in Portland (July 13-16) for a look at our vodka-soaked Cold War tragi-comedy Deception Unit. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. presents MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

This summer take a trip to a decadent Vienna as INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. opens the season with the wild and wonderful MEASURE FOR MEASURE. The plot twists come fast and furious in this production that is equal parts screwball romantic comedy and deliciously dark social satire.  MEASURE FOR MEASURE, directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Artistic Director, Melissa Chalsma, will begin previews at THE GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL on Saturday, June 24 at 7pm and will open on Saturday, July 1 at 7:00pm and perform through Sunday, July 22 at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park.  All ISC Summer Shakespeare productions are FREE to the public!  MEASURE FOR MEASURE is the first of two productions being presented at this year's GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA will play July 29 - September 3. (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem Announces Free Production of THREE MUSKETEERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director) presents the New York premiere of The Three Musketeers, written by Catherine Bush and adapted from the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas. (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Announces BODIES Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Lorna Brown, Brian Ferguson, Philip Goldacre, Salma Hoque, Justine Mitchell and Hannah Rae have been cast in Vivienne Franzmann's Bodies directed by Jude Christian. (more...)

Brian Blessed to Direct Agatha Christie's SPIDER'S WEB at The Mill at Sonning
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Brian Blessed returns to The Mill at Sonning to direct Agatha Christie's most enthralling and entertaining thriller "SPIDER'S WEB" from Thursday 6 July to Saturday 9 September 2017, with Press Night on Wednesday 12 July 2017. (more...)

Chinese Cinemas Screen Theatrical Performances From Abroad Including SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Xinhua reports that a new season of live theatre screenings including 23 new titles from Britain, Moscow and Broadway, will hit China's big screens starting in July. (more...)

Polarized Politics to Hit the Parking Lot with Drilling Company's HENRY VI PART 3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

We can gain insight into our current polarized politics from Shakespeare's plays on the Wars of the Roses. That's why Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, presented by The Drilling Company, will present 'Henry VI Part 3' from July 27 to August 12. (more...)

SISTER ACT Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome this August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Bristol Hippodrome on Mon 7 - Sat 12 Aug 2017. (more...)

Actors' Shakespeare Project Announces New Artistic Director Christopher V. Edwards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Actors' Shakespeare Project is excited to announce Christopher V. Edwards as the company's new Artistic Director. (more...)

MTC MACBETH Season Extended Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Due to popular demand, MTC's season of Macbeth has been extended and will now run until 18 July. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Laura Carmichael to Star in APOLOGIA at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Final casting has been announced for Apologia, which will begin previews on 29th July at Trafalgar Studios. Laura Carmichael will join previously announced Tony and Emmy award winner Stockard Channing, Freema Agyeman, Joseph Millson and Olivier Award winner Desmond Barrit in a new production of Alexi Kaye Campbell's darkly funny and haunting play about family and its secrets, directed by Jamie Lloyd. (more...)

Cast Announced for Antic Disposition's Thrilling Production of RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

This summer, award-winning theatre company Antic Disposition present a thrilling new production of Shakespeare's Richard III, which will be staged in six of England's most historic cathedrals and London's ancient Temple Church this summer. (more...)

Cressida Bonas to Star in MRS. ORWELL at Old Red Lion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

This summer, the world premiere of Mrs Orwell starring Cressida Bonas (Doctor Thorne (ITV), Gatsby (Leicester Square Theatre), An Evening with Lucien Freud (Leicester Square Theatre)) and Peter Hamilton Dyer (Twelfth Night and Richard III (Broadway for Shakespeare's Globe), A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Play for the Nation (RSC), Genius: Einstein (Fox 21 Television)) will be brought to life at the Old Red Lion. This exciting play is based on actual events. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: My Riotous Night at JULIUS CAESAR
by Leah Lane - Jun 21, 2017

I find controversy delicious. As an avid theatre goer, there are very few times when I enter a theater with no preconceptions about what I'm about to see. Whether it's just the gossip I've heard around or the ads that I skip after 5 seconds on YouTube, I usually have some prior knowledge about the subject matter. This was especially true when I went into the Delacorte Theater to see the Public's production of Julius Caesar. I learned of Oscar Eustis' choice to make the play explicitly politically relevant when I heard about Delta and Bank of America pulling their sponsorships. As someone who sees herself as a socially active artist, I got excited. (more...)

Playwright Steven Berkoff Adapts SHAKESPEARE'S VILLAINS to the Big Screen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

British actor and playwright Steven Berkoff, (A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, BEVERLY HILLS COP) has launched a crowd-funding campaign on LiveTree.com for the theatrical release of his new film, SHAKESPEARE'S HEROES & VILLAINS. The move marks Berkoff's plan to focus his career on the big screen. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT Comes to Antaeus, directed by Shakespeare Specialist Rob Clare
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Internationally recognized Shakespeare specialist Rob Clare directs one of the Bard's most popular and delightful romantic comedies, filled with shrewd observations about life, love and human nature. Antaeus Theatre Company presents a fully partner-cast production of As You Like It, opening July 27 and July 28 (one opening for each cast) at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale. Low-priced previews begin July 20. (more...)

Robert Icke's Acclaimed Almeida Production of MARY STUART Transfers to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out season at the Almeida in 2016-17, Robert Icke's new adaptation of Mary Stuart transfers to the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End from Saturday 13 January for a limited run. (more...)

TONY Host Kevin Spacey to Receive 2017 Int'l EMMY Founders Award
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today that it will present the 2017 International Emmy® Founders Award to two time Academy Award winning actor and producer, Kevin Spacey. (more...)

Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Luhrmann's ROMEO + JULIET and More Among Free Monday Night Screenings at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Old Globe will once again share some of its favorite Shakespearean cinema as a complement to its stage productions with the return of Free Monday Night Film Screenings, presented in conjunction with the 2017 Summer Shakespeare Festival. (more...)

ANIMAL, Starring Rebecca Hall, Extends at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the New York premiere play Animal by Clare Lizzimore (Mint) and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Harper Regan, Bluebird) has been extended an additional week through Sunday, July 2 in advance of officially opening next Tuesday, June 6. (more...)


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Road Theatre Co's THE LYONS Extends Through July 16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce that the fourth and final show of its 2016-2017 season, the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit, Los Angeles premiere of THE LYONS, written by acclaimed playwright Nicky Silver and directed by Scott Alan Smith is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, JULY 16 at the Road Theatre on Lankershim, 5108 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Brian Charles Rooney to Star in MISS BLANCHE TELLS IT ALL at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

This summer, Brian Charles Rooney will star as Miss Blanche, in the Premiere of the solo musical, Miss Blanche Tells It All by Jason Jacobs & Matthew C. Pritchard. Directed by Gisela Cardenas, with musical direction by Robert Frost and choreography by Nicole Curcio, it will begin performances as part of this year New York Musical Festival (NYMF) beginning July 12 at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Playwrights Horizons (416 W 42nd St). (more...)

BWW Review: RICHARD II at Kentucky Shakespeare
by Keith Waits - Jun 19, 2017

This Royal Throne of KingsNeill Robertson is having a very good year. After a triumphant turn in Hedwig and the Angry Inch just one month ago, he here presents us with a Richard II that is nothing less than a lesson for us all. (more...)

SISTER ACT Returns To Manchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening next month at Manchester Palace Theatre from Mon 24 - Sat 29 July. (more...)

Freema Agyeman, Desmond Barrit, and Joseph Millson Join Stockard Channing in APOLOGIA at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Further casting has been announced for Apologia, which will begin previews on 29th July at Trafalgar Studios. Freema Agyeman will join previously announced Tony and Emmy award winner Stockard Channing in a new production of Olivier Award winner Alexi Kaye Campbell's darkly funny and haunting play about family and its secrets, directed by the multi-award winning Jamie Lloyd. (more...)

Crowded Fire to Present Christopher Chen's A TALE OF AUTUMN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) In his inaugural commission as Crowded Fire's Playwright-in-Residence, Christopher Chen tackles the power structures inherent in large corporations. Set in a parallel world, A TALE OF AUTUMN is a psychological rise-to-power fable. (more...)

Danni Smith to Star in FUN HOME at Victory Gardens; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater begins its 43rd season with Fun Home, with music written by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics written by Lisa Kron and directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

North Carolina Theatre Conservatory presents OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

North Carolina Theatre Conservatory, NC Theatre's flagship training program offering professional instruction in acting, voice and dance for ages three to adult, is excited to bring to the stage their production of Oklahoma!, July 7-9, 2017, at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in downtown Raleigh. The show will be produced by the students of NC Theatre Conservatory's Master Summer Theatre Arts School, NC Theatre's four-week summer camp with emphasis on pre-professional training of the highest caliber culminating in a full-scale musical production. Students range in age from middle school to rising college students. This production also features a "kids chorus" of elementary school aged children. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck-Helmed THE WAY OF THE WORLD, All-Star THE WINTER'S TALE and More Set for Folger Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

After closing its widely successful 25th anniversary season, and recently garnering six Helen Hayes Awards (including 'Outstanding Production, Play'), Folger Theatre announces the upcoming 2017/18 season. Cited as 'the go-to local troupe for classical innovation' (The Washington Post), Folger Theatre will present a season of epic tales of power, passion, and politics to spark the imagination. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for INTIMATE APPAREL at Bay Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the cast of INTIMATE APPAREL is now in rehearsal at Chelsea Studios in NYC. The play is by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony nominee Lynn Nottage and directed by Bay Street Theater Artistic Director Scott Schwartz. Kelly McCreary, currently one of the stars of Grey's Anatomy on ABC, stars as Esther Mills. (more...)

PRESENT LAUGHTER's Kevin Kline Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Kevin Kline has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for PRESENT LAUGHTER. (more...)

VIDEO: Kevin Spacey Opens TONY AWARDS with Musical Spoof of Broadway's Best
by TV News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Oscar, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey opened THE 71st ANNUAL TONY AWARDS live from the historic Radio City Music Hall in New York City with a spoof on the hit musicals of the Broadway season. Watch the performance below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Smith Street Stage's RICHARD III Opens in Carroll Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

Smith Street Stage's production of Richard III opened last night in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. This marks the company's eighth year of presenting free outdoor Shakespeare-under-the-stars. The show plays through June 25. Admission is free, no tickets are required. (more...)

Richard Nelson's ILLYRIA, Lynn Nottage's MLIMA'S TALE, UNDER THE RADAR and More Among Public Theater's 50th Anniversary Season at Astor Place
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette. (more...)

Cast Complete for Iris Theatre's Open-Air Production of MACBETH at Covent Garden
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Final casting is revealed today for Iris Theatre's 10th anniversary immersive production of Macbeth, joining the previously announced David Hywel Baynes, who has returned from the US to star as Macbeth following his Best Actor Offie Award-nominated tour-de-force as King Richard in Richard III, also for Iris Theatre. (more...)

RENAISSANCE to Play Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Renaissance, written and directed by Wessel Pretorius and performed by Len-Barry Simons, Jazzara Jaslyn and David Viviers, is coming to Alexander Theatre Upstairs. (more...)

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