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Sound Theatre Company Announces 2017 Season of Women Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Coming off their second win for Outstanding Theatre of The Year from the Gregory Awards, Sound Theatre Company announces their most compelling and relevant season to date. (more...)

BWW Interview: Molly Ann Cunningham And Talia Asseraf of HAMLET at Curtain Call Youth Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Nov 30, 2016

The idea of a woman playing the lead in Shakespeare's Hamlet is not a new one. The first female Hamlet, Elizabeth Powell, performed the role at London's Drury Lane Theatre in 1796 and by 1820, the first American 'Hamlette,' Sarah Bartley, played it at the Park Theatre in New York. (more...)

The CSO Collaborates with BalletMet to Present the RUSSIAN WINTER FESTIVAL 1/6- 1/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

In this first installment of the CSO's Russian Winter Festival, Music Director Rossen Milanov will conduct this exciting collaboration featuring the musicians of the CSO and principal dancers of BalletMet in unparalleled performances of Stravinsky's fascinating Petrouchka and selections from Prokofiev's romantic Romeo and Juliet. BBC New Generation Artist Elena Urioste will also perform Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, providing a perfect complement to this not-to-be-missed evening of Russian music. The Russian Winter Festival will be enhanced by educational and interactive offerings throughout the week prior to the concerts. (more...)

Charlie Condou And Victoria Yeates Star in Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch and Major Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Salem in the seventeenth century is a place where truth holds no currency, where fear is used as a political tool and where intruding threats are invented to explain current woes. (more...)

John O'Hurley Joins the Cast of THE FANTASTICKS 12/12 Through 1/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

John O'Hurley, the New York Times Best Selling Author and Screen Actor's Guild Award Winner for his role as J. Peterman on 'Seinfeld,' the #1 syndicated television show in the world is headed to Off Broadway's Jerry Orbach Theatre at the Theatre Center, joining the cast of the longest running musical in the world, THE FANTASTICKS this holiday season. The show's producers, Al Parinello and Catherine Russell have announced that Mr. O'Hurley will be taking on the role of the dashing narrator el Gallo for a limited engagement that begins on Monday, December 12th and concludes Sunday, January 1st. (more...)

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: A RADIO PLAY to Run December 12/10- 12/18 at The Artistic Home
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The ever-relevant story of the overworked Macy's Department Store public relations executive and the young daughter she raises to be too realistic to be believe in Santa Claus will be delivered as an old-time radio play complete with onstage sound effects by The Artistic Home company for six performances only. Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play is perfect for families looking for a fun outing that captures the spirit of the season. Full of laughs, holiday magic and music, Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play tells how the department store Santa who comes in to Macy's as an emergency substitute challenges the mother and daughter's refusal to believe when he claims to be the one and only Kris Kringle. Can he prove to them and the world that Santa is real while making one little girl's dreams come true?  (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...)

National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic Co-production of JANE EYRE at Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The National Theatre will be touring Sally Cookson's energetic and imaginative new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's masterpiece Jane Eyre from April to September 2017 with a week-long stop at Theatre Royal, Glasgow from Monday 5-Saturday 10 June. (more...)

Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Ensemble to Star in CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House (CWRU/CPH) MFA Acting Program will open its 2016 - 2017 season in December with the multi-award-winning Clybourne Park. (more...)

Antic Disposition Presents HENRY V UK Cathedral Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

After a highly acclaimed tour in 2016, Antic Disposition's production of Shakespeare's Henry V returns to embark on a tour of eight of the UK's most historic and beautiful cathedrals. (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...)

Pluck Productions Announces World Premiere of David K. Barnes' BIRTHDAY SUIT at Old Red Lion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Pluck productions today announces the world premiere of Birthday Suit, a new comedy by David K. Barnes. (more...)

Rediscovered Tony Harrison Play Opens 2017 at the Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the rediscovery of Tony Harrison's The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus in its first London production for nearly 30 years opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season. (more...)

Scoop: FRESH OFF THE BOAT on ABC - Tuesday, December 6, 2016
by - Nov 21, 2016

Get all the scoop on FRESH OFF THE BOAT, airing on ABC on Tuesday, December 6, 2016! (more...)

Wheelhouse Theater Company to Present World Premiere of DANNYKRISDONNAVERONICA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Wheelhouse Theater Company is pleased to present the World Premiere of Lawrence Dial's DANNYKRISDONNAVERONICA, directed by Jeff Wise at the 4th Street Theatre (83 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) January 7-28, with performances on 1/7,1/9, 1/10, & 1/11,1/12, 1/13 at 7:30pm, 1/14 at 3pm & 7:30pm, 1/17, 1/18, 1/19, 1/20 & 1/21 at 7:30pm, 1/21 & 1/22 at 3pm, 1/24, 1/25, 1/26 & 1/27 at 7:30pm and 1/28 at 3pm. Tickets ($18) are available online at http://bpt.me/2719482 or by calling 1-800-838-3006.  (more...)

Valentina Kozlova Announces NUTCRACKER WINTER SUITE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

Valentina Kozlova's next project is her annual 'Nutcracker Winter Suite,' December 3, 7 PM, at Symphony Space, Broadway and 95th Street, NYC.  Joining the students at Kozlova's Dance Conservatory, located in midtown Manhattan, are Kozlova students Nikita Boris and Justin Valentine.  The exceptional teen dancers, participating in Kozlova's Competition last June, were awarded scholarships to the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia, selected by Academy director Nikolai Tsiskaridze.  Justin will return to St. Petersburg after the performances to continue his one-year scholarship.  Nikita, now 16 years old, completed her scholarship and entered the October Vaganova Prix, where she received a special award for artistry and was further honored with an invitation to perform a solo from Giselle on the stage of the Mariinsky Theatre. (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...)

LOS NUTCRACKERS: A CHRISTMAS CARAJO A Latino Queer Comedic Christmas Play Returns to BAAD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance proudly presents Los Nutcrackers: A Christmas Carajo, written by Charles Rice-Gonzalez and directed by Luis Caballero. This marks the second year that the award-winning director of Off-Broadway hits La Lupe: My Life and My Destiny and DC-7 The Roberto Clemente Story steps in to helm the work. The play interweaves two holiday classics,The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol, and creates a queer, Latino play about a gay couple who go on a psychedelic trip through their lives one Christmas Eve. The play will be presented December 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 16, and 17 at 8pm; Saturday, December 10 at 3pm at BAAD!, 2474 Westchester Avenue in the Westchester Square section of the Bronx. Tickets are $25 with discounts offered for seniors and students.  For reservations call 718-918-2110 or visit www.BAADBronx.org. BAAD! can be reached by the #6 train to Westchester Square. (more...)

Ilya Kozadayev Will Appear as Guest Artist in Etudes de Ballet's Production of THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Ballet's production of The Nutcracker on December 3 and 4, 2016 at the Golden Gate High School Auditorium in Naples, Florida. (more...)

New Donna Summer Musical, Leigh Silverman-Helmed WILD GOOSE DREAMS and More Round Out La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for the development of new work, announces four world-premiere productions for the 2017/2018 season, including the previously-announced Escape to Margaritaville (May/June), featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett and an original story by co-book writers Greg Garcia ('My Name Is Earl') and Mike O'Malley ('Survivor's Remorse,' 'Shameless'), directed by La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis). (more...)

Celtic Woman New Album, 'Voices of Angels' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Multi-platinum international music sensation Celtic Woman are set to release their latest studio album VOICES OF ANGELS today (November 18) on Manhattan/Caroline. (more...)

Artists Rep's 'A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS' to Celebrate Season of Hope This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Artists Repertory Theatre, in collaboration with Staged!, presents A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL CELEBRATION for the holidays. (more...)

New Shows from Award-Winning Emerging Directors on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Two comic Chekhov shorts The Bear and The Proposal will be directed by Lucy J Skilbeck Dael Orlandersmith's incisive drama Yellowman will be directed by Nancy Medina Skilbeck and Medina are the winners of Genesis Future Directors Awards for 2017  (more...)

Archway Theatre Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Archway Theatre has announced that it will present a 2017 season of eight major productions ranging from great classics such as 'Cyrano de Bergerac,' to an original adaptation of the classic modern horror masterpiece, 'Night of The Living Dead.' (more...)

Julliard Dance Presents NEW DANCES: EDITION 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Juilliard Dance, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, presents New Dances: Edition 2016 featuring four world-premiere dances by choreographers John Heginbotham (First-Year Dancers), Katarzyna Skarpetowska, (Second-Year Dancers), Pam Tanowitz (Third-Year Dancers), and Matthew Neenan (Fourth-Year Dancers).  Heginbotham and Skarpetowska are Juilliard alums, and Tanowitz and Neenan are returning as New Dances choreographers.  (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...)

Star Studded 'Shakespeare Live! From the Royal Shakespeare Company' Coming to PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death on April 23, 2016, The Royal Shakespeare Company hosted a glittering jubilee party with an all-star cast. (more...)

Adrian Scarborough and Gawn Grainger Join DON JUAN IN SOHO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

David Tennant, who plays the title role in Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho, will be joined by Adrian Scarborough as Stan and Gawn Grainger as Louis. (more...)

Adam & Eve... and Steve at the King's Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Adam & Eve... and Steve is a brand new five star musical farce set in a newly created paradise, the Garden of Eden. (more...)

Ivoryton Playhouse Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

On March 22nd, 2017 The Ivoryton Playhouse opens its doors for a new season - a year full of exciting, affordable live theatre. Music from the 50's, 60's and 70's, hysterical new comedies and coming of age revelations - the Ivoryton Playhouse 2017 season is filled with stories and songs and people you will want to spend time with. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Continues Tradition of Holiday Classics for the Whole Family with WILDE TALES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues it's tradition of holiday classics for the whole family with Oscar Wilde's Wilde Tales. Celebrated up-and-coming experimental director Jeremy Bloom adapts and directs this amalgamation of short stories. Wilde Tales begins performances on Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm and opens on Saturday, December 10 at 7pm.  All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave. in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.  To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre to Present CINDERELLA: AFTER EVER AFTER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

They're back! Cinderella, the stepsisters, and more return to the stage for Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's world premiere, family-friendly musical Cinderella: After Ever After, by local playwright Joseph McDonough with lyrics by David Kisor and music by Fitz Patton. (more...)

BWW Interview: Todd Lerew Offers Insight into AMERICA'S SHAKESPEARE: THE BARD GOES WEST
by Ellen Dostal - Nov 14, 2016

Something may be rotten in the state of Denmark but, in Los Angeles, Shakespeare lovers will find all the joy that they can wish when the Library Foundation of Los Angeles opens its newest exhibit: American's Shakespeare: The Bard Goes West on November 17 at the Central Library. The show is a partnership between the Library Foundation, the Los Angeles Public Library, and Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC and will not only offer a look at his incredible legacy worldwide but show how Shakespeare's impact was felt here in California. (more...)

Artistic Director Tamara Harvey Announces 2017 Spring Season At Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd Tamara Harvey today announces the 2017 spring season for the company. (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards Update - Matt Gibson, Megan Mahoney Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Rhode 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...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Regional Awards Update - Julian Decker, Sarah Watts Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City 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 Seattle Regional Awards Update - Randall Scott Carpenter, Callan Barth Tied!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Seattle 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...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct Michael Weller's JERICHO Reading at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Ghostlight Reading Series with JERICHO by Michael Weller on Monday, December 19 at 7pm. The reading is free and open to the public at Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Austin Pendleton is set to direct. (more...)

Cast Announced for Lawrence Dial's DANNYKRISDONNAVERONICA at 4th Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Wheelhouse Theater Company is pleased to present the World Premiere of Lawrence Dial's DANNYKRISDONNAVERONICA, directed by Jeff Wise at the 4th Street Theater (83 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) January 7-28. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards Update - Dan Chameroy, Sara Farb Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Toronto 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...)

First Folio Theatre to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of CAPTAIN BLOOD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Experience the novel come alive, as First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the world premiere stage adaption of CAPTAIN BLOOD, opening Saturday, January 28, 2017 and running through February 26, 2017, with previews January 25-27. (more...)

Two-Time Drama Desk Nominee Christina Bianco Lends Voice to Tim Realbuto's YES at Manhattan Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Two-time Drama Desk Award nominee Christina Bianco (Application Pending; Forbidden Broadway) will lend her vocal talents to the Off-Broadway production of Tim Realbuto's YES. (more...)

A Host Of Vibrant UK Premieres In New Performance & Dance Programme For 2017 at Southbank Centre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Southbank Centre presents a host of exclusive UK premieres from across the world exploring diversity, identity, migration, evolution and sacrifice, for its Spring & Summer 2017 programme for performance, dance and theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Beijing Playhouse's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Beijing Playhouse presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL, December 2-18, 2016. ! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Louisville Regional Awards Update - Eli Lucas, Lillie Weber Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville 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...)

Photo Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik Ehn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.  Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street,New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016.  (more...)

Brooklyn Museum Announces Public Program Schedule For December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of programs for adults, teens, and kids in December. Public programs include talks, performances, and hands-on workshops for children and adults that amplify the Museum's exhibitions and permanent collection, serve its diverse public, and support learning through the visual arts. (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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