BWW Preview: LOUISVILLE BALLET - Shakespeare in Dance
by Keith Waits - Aug 9, 2016

Collaboration continues to be in the air in the Louisville arts community. This time around it's not just that Kentucky Shakespeare's community weeks embrace both a musical and ballet, but that the Louisville Ballet week features a brand new work, William's Folly, which brings together a selection of Shakespeare's sonnets, original live music and new choreography. What a combination! (more...)

Nashville's JT Harding Developing MUSIC CITY, USA at Amphibian
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) will develop Music City, USA, a new musical with music and lyrics by JT Harding and book by Peter Zinn.  Featuring actors Alex Ross, Kelsey Lake, Braden Socia, Will Adams, Brandon Murphy, Kelsey Milbourn, Cara Serber, Jacob Nice, and Greg Dulcie, Music City, USA will have two performances, on Sunday, August 21 at 2pm and Monday, August 22 at 7pm, in the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions.  Mary Catherine Burke will direct and Jacob Nice will music direct.  (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...)

Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare to Stage Jazz-Infused MEASURE FOR MEASURE This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare, part of the Bryant Park Presents series of free performances in the iconic park, concludes its 2016 season with a new production of Measure for Measure, produced by The Drilling Company (of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot fame) and directed by the company's Producing Artistic Director, Hamilton Clancy ('Orange Is the New Black,' 'Billions'). (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...)

BWW Preview: Des Moines Fall Season Aims to Please All
by Nolan Boggess - Aug 9, 2016

The summer theatre season in Des Moines is officially wrapping up, which means an impressive fall season is ready to launch. Whether you're a fan of classics, have children to please, or want something a little edgy, you will be pleased with one of the many shows offered in the Des Moines Metro. (more...)

Artistic Director DARKO TRESNJAK, Musician CHRIS LaGRAND and Actor CRAIG ANTHONY BANNISTER Are Featured Guests This Week on State of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

This week (Friday, August 12), Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, musician Chris LaGrand and actor Craig Anthony Bannister are the featured guests on State of the ARTS, which airs LIVE each Friday from 12noon to 1pmon WPKN-FM (89.5) in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Co-hosts of the weekly arts & entertainment program are Richard Pheneger and Peggy Nelson. (more...)

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

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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...)

DROWNING OPHELIA to Give Back During Suicide Prevention Week at Philly Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

In Honor of Suicide Prevention week, Drowning Ophelia will be donating a portion of the collected tickets sales from the September 10th & 11th performances to www.imalive.org. (more...)

Drilling Company's Jazz-Infused MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins This September in Bryant Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare, part of the Bryant Park Presents series of free performances in the iconic park, concludes its 2016 season with a new production of Measure for Measure, produced by The Drilling Company (of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot fame) and directed by the company's Producing Artistic Director, Hamilton Clancy ('Orange Is the New Black,' 'Billions'). (more...)

Kim Rubinstein to Direct A TASTE OF HONEY at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Kim Rubinstein, director of last season's award-winning revival of Anna Christie, returns to the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble at the helm of one of the great defining and taboo-breaking plays of the 1950s. A Taste of Honey is set to open on Sept. 24 starring Eric Hunicutt, Gerard Joseph, Kestrel Leah, Leland Montgomery and Sarah Underwood Saviano. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/16/2016 - 8/23/2016
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/16/2016 - 8/23/2016. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre to Bring Back 7TH INNING STRETCH 10-Minute Play Event
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Mile Square Theatre (MST), Hudson County's leading professional theatre, brings back its signature event 7th INNING STRETCH: 7 10-MINUTE PLAYS ABOUT BASEBALL. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet's 2016-17 Season Announces Repertory Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET Announces 2016-17 Season New York Theatre Ballet announces the 2016-17 season, which will include repertory performances throughout the year. (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...)

Shakespeare's Globe to Return to Exeter Northcott Theatre with TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Following the great success of 2015's Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare's Globe returns to Exeter Northcott Theatre, this time with its acclaimed Two Gentlemen of Verona, running Thu 8 - Sun 11 September 2016. (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...)

Film Noir Burlesque Comedy ANGEL'S FLIGHT Comes to Three Clubs Cocktail Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Cyanide Theater and Cherry Poppins Productions once again invites audiences to Los Angeles, 1944 to help quick-talking, hard-nosed detective Duff McKagan track down a missing girl in the original film noir burlesque comedy Angel's Flight, playing Wednesday nights from Sept. 7-28 at Three Clubs Cocktail Lounge. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre to Premiere GIVE IT ALL BACK by Calamity West
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Sideshow Theatre Company will continue its 2016/17 Season with Calamity West's wry and subversive world premiere GIVE IT ALL BACK, directed by artistic associate Marti Lyons, playing November 20 - December 18, 2016 at Victory Gardens.  (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Cast Gives The Tony Award-Winning Classic New Life at Orlando Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

 Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF is thrilled to present the internationally acclaimed American musical, West Side Story from September 7 - October 9, 2016 in the Margeson Theater. Featuring a talented mix of international theater players, Central Florida favorites, and a live orchestra, West Side Story will kick off the Theater's upcoming 28th Season Signature Series. Tickets to West Side Story 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...)

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...)

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...)

North Ballet's New Version of ROMEO AND JULIET to Play the Marlowe This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Northern Ballet bring a new version of the romantic classic Romeo and Juliet to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month. (more...)

Houston Ballet Welcomes New Academy Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM announces the appointment of Madeleine Onne as Director of Houston Ballet Academy. (more...)

Maria Rizzo and Rachel Zampelli to Star in THE GULF World Premiere This Fall at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Virginia's Tony-Award winning Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of The Gulf by DC playwright Audrey Cefaly. Directed by Signature's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature Theatre's The Flick, Gypsy), The Gulfcontinues Signature Theatre's commitment to producing regional and local premieres of important new plays. The production stars Maria Rizzo (Signature's Gypsy, West Side Story) and Rachel Zampelli (Signature's The Fix, Dying City), and runs September 13 - November 6 in Signature Theatre's intimate ARK Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Listen Up To Broadway Sound Designers Fitz Patton and John Shivers
by Michael Dale - Aug 17, 2016

Fitz Patton (THE HUMANS) and John Shivers (KINKY BOOTS) explain the the art of designing sound for theatre. (more...)

The Gateway Announces THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Get ready to 'do the time warp again' with the cult-classic musical, The Rocky Horror Show, live and interactive at The Gateway in Bellport from August 24-September 10.  Tickets start at $59. For tickets, contact the Box Office at (631) 286-1133 or visit the website at www.TheGateway.org.  (more...)

DTC Announces World Premiere Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the world premiere musical, Bella: An American Tall Tale with book, lyrics and music by Kirsten Childs (FLY). Directed by Robert O'Hara, Bella: An American Tall Tale will begin with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on Thursday, Sept. 22 and will run through Saturday, Oct. 22 in the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. (more...)

Brave Spirits Theatre Announces Its 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: WEST SIDE STORY Gets a Chill Retelling for 2016!
by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2016

When West Side Story was created in 1957, it was considered a modern retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. How would the story differ in today's context? Below check out an awesome modern interpretation the 'Cool' scene, as just released by Los York. (more...)

Guest Blog: The Faction's Rachel Valentine Smith On Staging Shakespeare In Selfridges
by Guest Blogger: The Faction - Aug 16, 2016

Shakespeare captures all facets of the human experience. It's this universality that is appealing to The Faction, and part of why his global playwright status is being so widely celebrated across the world with Shakespeare400: as a revolutionary with unending spirit and appeal; as a writer of mischief, mayhem and madness; as an artist with revolutionary ideas. (more...)

The Dragon Theatre Presents the Existential Classic Waiting For Godot
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Voted 'the most significant English language play of the 20th century" in a survey of playwrights, Waiting for Godot is considered a masterpiece of surrealist existentialism. Two wandering vagabonds, Vladimir and Estragon, wait by a lonely tree, to meet up with Mr. Godot, an enigmatic figure in a world where time, place and memory are blurred and meaning is where you find it. The men hope that Godot will change their lives for the better. Instead, two eccentric travelers arrive, one man on the end of the other's rope. The results are both surprisingly funny and somehow touching, and the trip will bend your brain in this vigorous conception of Samuel Beckett's classic. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville Kicks Off Their 53rd Season With THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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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...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

First Look - BOOK OF MORMON Alum to Star in New FX Series ATLANTA
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

This September, Henry will star alongside Donald Glover in the original FX series ATLANTA. He will portray Alfred Miles, Atlanta's hot of the moment rapper who is forced to navigate fame while remaining loyal to family, friends and himself. (more...)

Photo Flash: Closing Week for Island Stage Left's ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

Island Stage Left's 'Romeo and Juliet' plays its Wold Road home through next weekend, August 19th through 21st, closing out a three-week run that follows a short tour. As Stage Left continues the professional quality for which it is known, it is celebrating its eighteenth birthday with some of Shakespeare's most breathtaking and unforgettable characters. Just three days left to see the magic of Shakespeare in this beautiful, timeless story of young love, hot blood and destiny - one of his best-known and most-loved masterpieces. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 13, 2016
by - Aug 13, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Larry Daggett to Headline Fiddlehead Theatre's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, today announce the cast and production team for the exclusive Boston premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: The Musical. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents A Special One-Night-Only Free Performance of FULLY COMMITTED
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents an evening of nonstop laughs with the comedy FULLY COMMITTED by BECKY MODE, a FREE one-night only performance starring JOEY SPONSELLER and directed by the award-winning RICHARD ISRAEL on Tuesday, August 16 at 7 p.m. This highly energetic, witty and frenetic play follows Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan's premier restaurant. Sam is caught between coercion, threats, bribes and histrionics - with a cast of desperate callers who will stop at nothing in their zeal to land a prime reservation, or the right table. Amid the barrage, Sam's got his own needs to contend with - his recently widowed dad wants him home for the holidays, and he's up for a chance part at Lincoln Center. While juggling scheming socialites, name-dropping wannabes, fickle celebrities and egomaniacal bosses, Sam must learn how to look out for himself. But can he?  (more...)

Starry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

War Paint has become the most successful musical in Goodman Theatre's history, extended (for a second and final time) through August 21. (more...)

Dance, Music, Comedy, Shakespeare and More Slated for The Alden in McLean's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The Alden in McLean's riveting 2016-2017 Professional Artist Series brings many of the sold-out, audience favorites' of past seasons back for an encore. The result is an amazing and diverse offering of some of the best performers in the dance, theatre and music worlds, all conveniently accessible to residents of the DMV. (more...)

BWW Interview 'Days of Our Lives' Peter Reckell Returns to His Theater Roots in THE FANTASTICKS
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 11, 2016

Many years ago he played the role of The Mute and Matt in the Sullivan Street Production of THE FANTASTICKS. Today, Reckell speaks exclusively with BWW about the challenges and rewards of returning to the stage after a thirty-five year absence! (more...)

Daniel Boyd and Alison O'Donnell Lead MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Selfridges' reFASHIONed Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 11, 2016

This summer, Selfridges have joined forces with one of the most exciting emerging young British theatre companies in the UK, The Faction, to celebrate Shakespeare400 with a new staging of Much Ado About Nothing at The reFASHIONed Theatre, running 23 August-24 September. (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS and More Set for Tennessee Shakespeare Company's 9th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre, today announced its full 2016-17 season of plays, outreach programs, and Education initiatives in the Memphis area and beyond. (more...)

Photo Flash: texARTS Production of ALL SHOOK UP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

TexARTS' next production in its 2016-17 Professional Series will be a musical inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Starring Michael Carrasco (North American Tour, Grease!), Rachel Pallante (The Vortex, The Tempest), Polly Seale (Radio City Music National Tour, The Wizard of Oz), Michael Marchese (TexARTS' My Way A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra), Kami Smith (Austin Shakespeare, As You Like It), Kristi King (Doctuh Mistuh Productions, Reefer Madness), Curt Olson (TexARTS, Guys and Dolls), Russel Taylor (St. George's Theatre, London, Romeo and Juliet), Daniel Cline (Austin Theatre Project, The Rocky Horror Show), and Toni Baker. All Shook Up runs August 12 - 21 at the Kam and James Morris Theatre. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Season Opens September 18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The Chicago Philharmonic's 2016-17 season, Love, begins with a concert exploring "Legendary Lovers" as depicted in music. (more...)

Jermyn Street To Stage Revival of A.A. Milne's THE DOVER ROAD
by Marianka Swain - Aug 10, 2016

In the 60th anniversary year of A.A Milne's death and the 90th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh's publication, Close Quarter Productions, in association with Jermyn Street Theatre, today announces a new production of Milne's play THE DOVER ROAD. Nichola McAuliffe directs Stefan Berdnarczyk, Tom Durant-Pritchard, Katrina Gibson, Georgia Maguire, Gareth McLeod, Patrick Ryecart and James Sheldon in the production opening at Jermyn Street Theatre, on Tuesday 6 September running until Saturday 1 October. (more...)

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