Charles Dance to Be Honored at STC's 2016 Harman Center for the Arts Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

To acknowledge his outstanding contribution to classical theatre in America, British actor Charles Dance will accept the Shakespeare Theatre Company's (STC) prestigious William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award) at the Harman Center for the Arts Annual Gala on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW). (more...)

Public Sales for UMS's 138th Season Begin Monday, August 15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Monday, August 15 marks the official beginning of ticket sales for individual performances presented as part the 2016-17 University Musical Society (UMS) season. With appearances by internationally renowned orchestras, chamber musicians, dance groups, jazz and global music artists, and theater and dance ensembles, the UMS season spans the complete spectrum of the performing arts. In all, 64 performances by 49 different artists and ensembles will take place in nine venues in Ann Arbor and Detroit, including Hill Auditorium, Rackham Auditorium, the Power Center, Michigan Theater, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, the Ann Arbor Skatepark, Arthur Miller Theatre, and Downtown Boxing Gym.  (more...)

THE FALL, About the Children of 9/11 Victims, To Receive NYC Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Lilia Rubin is proud to present The Fall as part of the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Tennessee Williams's A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR at The Print Room
by Marianka Swain - Aug 9, 2016

Artistic Director of The Print Room at the Coronet Anda Winters today announces the full cast for Tennessee Williams' rarely performed A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR, which opens the theatre's new Autumn season. Michael Oakley directs Debbie Chazen as Bodey, Hermione Gulliford as Helena, Laura Rogers as Dorothea and Julia Watson as Miss Gluck. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September and runs until 7 October. (more...)

The Public's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA Opens Tonight at Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Public Theater recently announced that Louis Cancelmi, last seen as Caliban in the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest, had stepped into the company of Troilus and Cressida as Achilles, replacing David Harbour, who suffered an injury during previews and will be unable to complete the run. The play celebrates its opening tonight, August 9, after a short delay. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for IMOGEN at Shakespeare's Globe
by Marianka Swain - Aug 8, 2016

Shakespeare's Globe has announced full casting for Matthew Dunster's production of IMOGEN. Award-winning actor Maddy Hill, in the lead role of Imogen, is best known for the recurring role of Nancy Carter in EastEnders (BBC), for which she won Best Newcomer at the National Television Awards in 2015, and Best Newcomer in the British Soap Awards 2014, as well as being nominated for Best Newcomer at the TV Choice Awards 2014. Maddy will be joined by Jonathan McGuinness as Cymbeline, Ira Mandela Siobhan as Posthumus and Matthew Needham as Iachimo. Running from 17 September, Imogen is Shakespeare's Cymbeline renamed and reclaimed. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Kicks Off Lottery for First Preview of Julia Cho's AUBERGINE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 8, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their New York premiere production of AUBERGINE, a new play by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Julia Cho (BFE at Playwrights, The Language Archive, The Piano Teacher, Durango, The Architecture of Loss). (more...)

Photo Flash: Independent Shakespeare Co. Presents THE TEMPEST at Old Zoo in Griffith Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

This summer INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. presents an imaginative production of Shakespeare's final play, THE TEMPEST, featuring Thom Rivera as Prospero and directed by Matthew Earnest.  THE TEMPEST will begin previews at THE GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL on Saturday, July 30 at 7pm and will open on Saturday, August 6 at 7:00pm and perform through Sunday, September 4 at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park.  All ISC Summer Shakespeare productions are FREE to the public!  THE TEMPEST is the second of two productions being presented at this year's GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. Richard III played June 25 - July 24. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 7, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Final Cast, Creatives Set for BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN Premiere at Wilton's Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Final casting and creatives have been announced for the world premiere of Zoe Lewis's 'Britten in Brooklyn' at Wilton's Music Hall. (more...)

Tony Winner Harriet Harris and More Board THE ROADS TO HOME at Primary Stages; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Primary Stages, in association with Catherine Adler, Jamie deRoy, and David Richenthal, has announced complete casting for the first show of the 2016/17 season, THE ROADS TO HOME, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote (Harrison, TX). (more...)

Alex Weisman to Lead Chicago Premiere of HAND TO GOD; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for its first show of its 42st season, Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

AUSTIN, Starring Thomas G. Waites & James McCaffrey, Opens Tonight at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The Off-Broadway premiere of Elda Cusick's new play, Austin, will open tonight, August 4th, at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Ed Setrakian directs a cast that stars Thomas G. Waites ('OZ'), James McCaffrey ('Rescue Me'), Rochelle Bostrom, AJ Cedeño, and Michaela Waites. Austin will play a limited run through September 10th only. (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Casting for GOOD CANARY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces full casting for Zach Helm's Good Canary, directed by Award winning actor and director, John Malkovich. (more...)

The Gift Theatre to Present World Premiere of New Melissa Ross Play
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Gift Theatre, Chicago's most intimate and pioneering Equity ensemble theatre, presents the world premiere of Melissa Ross' haunting and heartfelt mystery A Life Extra Ordinary. Ensemble memberJohn Gawlik directs a cast featuring ensemble members Cyd Blakewell (Annabel), John Kelly Connolly (Bill), Paul D'Addario (Tom), Darci Nalepa (Polly), Lynda Newton (Grace), Jay Worthington (Jeff), and making his Gift Theatre debut, Rudy Galvan (Sam). A Life Extra Ordinary opens Thursday, October 6 at The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Press performance is on Monday, October 3 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company to Present Staged Reading of HAMLET Featuring Finn Wittrock
by Nora Dominick - Aug 26, 2016

Shakespeare & Company will present a staged reading of William Shakespeare's masterpiece, Hamlet,  on Saturday, October 8th at 7pm. Featuring Finn Wittrock of American Horror Story and The Big Short, and other special guests, the reading will be presented in the Tina Packer Playhouse, and will be directed by Kevin G. Coleman, Shakespeare & Company's Director of Education and a 2016 Tony Award nominee. (more...)

Gay Men's Health Crisis to Honor HAMILTON's Javier Munoz with 2016 Howard Ashman Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) will honor Javier Muñoz, Broadway star in the lead role in 'Hamilton: An American Musical,' with the 2016 Howard Ashman Award, for his activism in the fight against HIV/AIDS. (more...)

Cast Announced for Detroit Public Theatre's Production of MURDER BALLAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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Culmination of Barbara Gaines' TUG OF WAR: CIVIL STRIFE Centerpiece of Shakespeare 400 Chicago Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) culminates Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' Tug of War with Civil Strife, where family divisions launch a country into civil war through Shakespeare's Henry VI, Parts 2 and 3 and into his notorious tragedy Richard III. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company Presents Free Public Talk with Award-Winning British Director Jamie Lloyd on Thursday 15 September.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Melbourne Theatre Company presents a free public talk with multi award-winning British director Jamie Lloyd on Thursday 15 September. (more...)

Cast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20. (more...)

BBC Cuffs Star Jacob Ifan to Star in A TALE OF TWO CITIES
by Nora Dominick - Aug 22, 2016

BBC Cuff's Jacob Ifan will make his professional theatrical debut in a new adaptation of Charles Dickens', A TALE OF TWO CITIES at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Wednesday 19 - Saturday 22 October 2016. (more...)

Stage Harbor and IRT Theater Present THIS ENGLAND: COMPLETE KINGS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

Who is the rightful king of England? Eight actors perform over 40 roles in a condensed adaptation of Shakespeare's play cycle chronicling over a hundred years of war, murder, seduction, and betrayal as one family tries to answer the most hotly contested political question of the middle ages. (more...)

SUSAN WINTER to Reprise Award-Winning Show LOVE ROLLS ON In New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series at Metropolitan Room, 10/7 at 7 pm
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

Eight years after launching her show 'Love Rolls On' (originally directed by Lina Koutrakos) at the Metropolitan Room, Susan Winter will reprise her critically acclaimed show, featuring classics of the Great American Songbook and future standards by contemporary writers, at the same venue in the 13th installment of the celebrated monthly series produced by Stephen Hanks' NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS (Associate Producer Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD). With Rick Jensen as Musical Director on piano and Tom Hubbard on bass, Winter will perform LOVE ROLLS ON on October 7 at 7 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Iris Theatre's TREASURE ISLAND, Opening Tonight in Covent Garden
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

After receiving five Off West End Award nominations for their 2016 opening production of 'Much Ado About Nothing', Iris Theatre's open air promenade version of 'Treasure Island' opens tonight in the ground of St Paul's Church, Covent Garden in London. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below! (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's Mother Kathleen Ruhl to Star in Chicago Premiere of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Shattered Globe Theatre will conclude its 2016-17 Season with the Chicago premiere of Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, written for her mother Kathleen, a Chicago actress who played Peter Pan onstage as a teenager. Directed by Jessica Thebus, the production will feature Kathleen Ruhl, surrounded by the Shattered Globe Ensemble. FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY will play April 6 - May 20, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced For TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Aug 19, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for a major new revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES - the first London revival in over 20 years. Patrick Marber directs Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Tom Hollander (Henry Carr), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya) and Tim Wallers (Bennett). The production - which opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November - is now completely sold out, breaking Menier box office records by becoming the first play to sell out ahead of its opening in the theatre's history. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Stage Wilde-ly Feminine THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Only one other writer could compete with Shakespeare for the title of the most quoted playwright, and that is Oscar Wilde. Long Beach playhouse takes on an all female cast with The Importance of Being Earnest directed by 'Phie Mura in the Studio. (more...)

American Sign Language Show ART Added to LookOut Series at Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

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Identity Theater to Stage Reimagined THE TEMPEST at Artspace
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Identity Theater, dedicated to providing a place for disabled actors to work will present a reimagining of Shakespeare's final play, The Tempest, running September 9 - 18 at The Underground Theater of El Barrio's Artspace. (more...)

SAINT JOAN, AN OCTOROON and More Slated for Shaw Festival's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Shaw Festival is pleased to announce the playbill and directors list for the 2017 season; the company's 56th and the first led by Artistic Director Designate Tim Carroll. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of A TALE OF TWO CITIES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Royal & Derngate Northampton present Charles Dickens' literary masterpiece A TALE OF TWO CITIES, opening at Royal & Derngate on Saturday 10 September 2016, with a national press night on Wednesday 14 September, and touring the UK until November. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati to Open 2016-17 Season with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens its 2016-2017 with a show-stopping, regional premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride, an edgy and feel-good comedy by award-winning playwright Matthew Lopez. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For A TALE OF TWO CITIES Tour
by Marianka Swain - Aug 18, 2016

The Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Royal & Derngate Northampton are pleased to announce full casting for Charles Dickens' literary masterpiece A TALE OF TWO CITIES, opening at Royal & Derngate on Saturday 10 September 2016, with a national press night on Wednesday 14 September, and touring the UK until November. (more...)

Secret Theatre Announces THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Fresh from receiving six New York Innovative Theatre nominations for A Chorus Line the team of Richard Mazda  [A Chorus Line, Richard III] and Alberto Bonilla [To Protect The Poets, Richard III] follow their wildly successful award winning Richard III with a production of The Merchant or Venice.  This is one of two Shakespeare productions this coming season at The Secret with the team of Mazda/Bonilla with a production of King Lear featuring beloved character actor Austin Pendleton going up in March 2017. (more...)

I DO TODAY to Continue 'Solo Celebration!' at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The World Premiere of "I Do Today" will run at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave) Sept. 2 - Oct. 9. Co-produced with The Other Theatre Company, written by Sarah Myers and starring Carin Silkaitis, "I Do Today" will be directed by Greenhouse's Artistic Director Jacob Harvey, making his Chicago directorial debut.   The press opening will be on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Wilbury Group Makes America Great Again with p[remiere of UI [oo-ey]
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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IRT to Present Strange Harbor's Epic History Cycle 'THIS ENGLAND'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

After a run in July's 'Shakespeare in the Theater' festival at The Brick, IRT presents Strange Harbor's epic history cycle This England: The Complete Kings 1377-1485 (Abridged) for four more performances August 25th to 28th. (more...)

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION Comes to the Marlowe This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Inspired by the classic film and based on the novella by Stephen King, The Shawshank Redemption comes to Canterbury next month (September). (more...)

New American Play THE GREAT DIVIDE to Debut at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The world premiere of the award-winning new play The Great Divide by acclaimed new American playwright Alix Sobler runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 4 September 2016 (Press Night: Monday, 5 September 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Artscape Heritage Festival to Present HINTERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Artscape Theatre is set to present the much anticipated production, HINTERLAND, which forms part of this year's Heritage Festival at the Artscape Arena. (more...)

Tony Winner Geoffrey Rush to Star as Albert Einstein in National Geographic Channel's GENIUS
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Academy Award-, Golden Globe-, Emmy- and Tony-winning actor Geoffrey Rush ("The Kings Speech," "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Shine") has been cast in National Geographic Channel's upcoming global anthology series GENIUS (more...)

SMASH Star Wesley Taylor to Ascend to Heaven in AN ACT OF GOD in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 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 in the new comedy AN ACT OF GOD making its Denver debut at the Garner Galleria Theatre starting October 15. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Touring Production of LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER
by Marianka Swain - Aug 12, 2016

Sheffield Theatres and English Touring Theatre today announce full casting for Phillip Breen's adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's classic novel LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, which opens at the Crucible on 26 September before a UK tour to Oxford, York, Malvern, Salisbury, Brighton and Cambridge. Breen directs a cast including Hedydd Dylan as Lady Chatterley and Jonah Russellas Mellors. The company is completed by Aretha Ayeh, Will Irvine, Ciaran McIntyre, Eugene O'Hare, David Osmond, Rachel Sanders and Alice Selwyn. (more...)

AUBERGINE Starts Previews Next Week at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Previews begin next Friday, August 19 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of AUBERGINE, a new play by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Julia Cho (BFE at Playwrights, The Language Archive, The Piano Teacher, Durango, The Architecture of Loss). (more...)

Casting Announced for THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Paul Nicholls, Jack Ellis and Ben Onwukwe will star in the 2016 UK Tour of THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 27 September - Saturday 1 October 2016. (more...)

The Maxamoo Podcast Previews the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival
by Maxamoo - Aug 10, 2016

We discuss what we're looking forward to at the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival. Jose, Jack, Liz and Lindsay describe the weird, sincere, and wacky one-person shows, musicals, and dramas that caught our attention among the nearly 200 shows at this year's festival. Fringe NYC runs August 12-28, 2016 at 16 venues across lower Manhattan (and Central Park). Tickets are only $18/show. (more...)

The Apothetae and Lark Initiative to Present TELETHON!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The Apothetae, a theater company dedicated to the production of full-length plays that explore and illuminate the 'Disabled Experience,' and The Lark, an international theater laboratory based in New York City, are thrilled to announce their partnership in launching The Apothetae and Lark Initiative. (more...)

Phillip James Brannon to Lead 'NAT TURNER', While David Wilson Barnes, Finn Wittrock & More Join NYTW's OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) just announced full casting for the first two shows of the 2016/17 season, NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM and OTHELLO. (more...)

EDWIN, THE STORY OF EDWIN BOOTH to Bring Stage History Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

For their inaugural offering, Great Circle Productions will present the world premiere of EDWIN, The Story of Edwin Booth, a dramatic musical that commemorates the 150th Anniversary (1866-2016) of the legendary actor's return to the stage, as well as the 400th Anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, with music by Marianna Rosett, and book & lyrics by Eric Swanson. (more...)

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