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CRT to Stage New Adaptation of LYSISTRATA, 2/26-3/8CRT to Stage New Adaptation of LYSISTRATA, 2/26-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present the Greek comedy Lysistrata by Aristophanes in the Nafe Katter Theatre on the UConn-Storrs campus from February 26th through March 8th. See how one woman's crusade to end the Peloponnesian War leads to wild laughter, bawdy puns, and both genders begging to make love, not war. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113 and visit www.crt.uconn.edu. (more...)

Ariana Shore Appears on New Episode of LANKY SCOLIOSISAriana Shore Appears on New Episode of LANKY SCOLIOSIS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Ariana Shore ('The Performers', 'Sex Tips for a Straight Woman from a Gay Man') and Katie McClellan (NBC's 'Believe', Off Broadway's 'Rocket to the Moon') star in the fourth episode of 'Lanky Scoliosis', a new web series created by Tim Murray (50 Shades the Musical). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Elizabeth Bunch Talks Alley Theatre's AS YOU LIKE ITBWW Interviews: Elizabeth Bunch Talks Alley Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT
by Katricia Lang - Jan 30, 2015

AS YOU LIKE IT is pastoral romantic comedy featuring two heroines and, as always, starcrossed lovers, cross dressing and mistaken identities. Elizabeth Bunch is Rosalind, the beautiful, quick witted daughter of an exiled duke. Emily Trask is Celia, Rosalind's loyal cousin and closest friend. Together, Celia and Rosalind travel through the forest getting themselves in and out of hijinks. (more...)

UK Tour of English Touring Theatre & RSC's A MAD WORLD MY MASTERS Sets Full CastUK Tour of English Touring Theatre & RSC's A MAD WORLD MY MASTERS Sets Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Following a critically acclaimed run in Stratford in 2013, the Royal Shakespeare Company and English Touring Theatre's production of Thomas Middleton's A Mad World My Masters returns in 2015 for an eight venue national tour to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (26 - 28 February), Grand Theatre Blackpool (5 - 7 March), Theatre Royal Brighton (10 - 14 March), Malvern Theatres (24 - 28 March), Hall for Cornwall (31 March - 4 April), Theatre Royal Bath (7 - 11 April), Darlington Civic Theatre (14 - 18 April), and Cambridge Arts Theatre (21 - 25 April), before a limited run at the Barbican (29 April - 9 May). (more...)

Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2015 FREE Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 53-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community. This summer, free Shakespeare in the Park will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST (May 27-July 5), directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE (July 27-August 23), directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Shakespeare Uncovered Preview: KING LEAR with Christopher PlummerShakespeare Uncovered Preview: KING LEAR with Christopher Plummer
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 29, 2015

In the second episode of Shakespeare Uncovered II, airing at 10:00 pm on January 30th, Christopher Plummer explores Shakespeare's great tragedy, KING LEAR. It is a role he knows well, having played the doomed king in a critically acclaimed production that was directed by Sir Jonathan Miller. (more...)

The Malachites to Present BAFTA Nominee John McEnery in KING LEARThe Malachites to Present BAFTA Nominee John McEnery in KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Starring BAFTA-NOMINATED actor and modern Shakespeare-great JOHN MCENERY (National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe) in the title role, The Malachites are proud to announce our latest production - Shakespeare's monumental pagan tragedy KING LEAR. (more...)

Shakespeare Uncovered Preview: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM with Hugh BonnevilleShakespeare Uncovered Preview: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM with Hugh Bonneville
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 28, 2015

Get ready Shakespeare lovers! Shakespeare Uncovered returns to PBS this Friday, January 30th. Like the first series, the second celebrity-hosted installment will cover a wealth of information, including a look at some iconic performances, historical and biographical data, and new analysis by noted scholars and guests, all of which will open up six of Shakespeare's greatest plays. (more...)

Hypokrit Theatre Company Receives Congressional Award for ROMEO AND JULIETHypokrit Theatre Company Receives Congressional Award for ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

On January 22 at Hypokrit Theatre Company's Kick Off Party, Executive Producer and CEO of Park Place Group Roger Sengupta presented co­founders Arpita Mukherjee and Shubhra Prakash with a certificate of special recognition from Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney. The award recognized the opening of Romeo and Juliet. (more...)

Moscow Ballet Presents GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre, 12/5Moscow Ballet Presents GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre, 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Moscow Ballet is honored to bring the Great Russian Nutcracker to the premiere season of Brooklyn's newly restored community treasure, Kings Theatre, on Saturday December 5, 7:00pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 30. The ultimate holiday tradition for the youngest to the seniors in every family, seeing Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker creates holiday memories that last a lifetime. Moscow Ballet's company of almost 40 dancers is the only internationally touring ballet group to perform to critical acclaim in over 75 North American cities annually. The renowned, award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet thrill audiences with their expertise, dramatic expression and stunning leaps, drops and turns. The production is known for its dedication to world peace placing Act II in the "Land of Peace and Harmony," featuring a cannon that shoots roses and a stunning 2-dancer "Dove of Peace" with a 20' wingspan. All ages feel the spirit of the season at Great Russian Nutcracker performances through the beauty of romantic hand-sewn costumes, 9 shimmering backdrops with authentic splashes of Russian history and fanciful effects such as; life-sized Matrushka (Nesting) Dolls; a 3-headed Rat King and a Troika Sleigh ride through the magical Snow Forest (with falling snow) escorted by Father Christmas and Snow Maiden. Tickets start at $30.00. Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts by calling 800-320-1733. Seniors 65+, Military and AAA discounts will be available later in the spring at the King's Theatre Box Office with appropriate identification. Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 or www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET, Steve Kazee, Emma Hunton, Jeff Goldblum and More Set for Rockwell Next MonthROMEO AND JULIET, Steve Kazee, Emma Hunton, Jeff Goldblum and More Set for Rockwell Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

February brings an exceptional line-up of events and musical & theatrical experiences sure to get your heart racing with ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD - which unites the story of Romeo & Juliet with the songs of Pat Benatar; The Hollywood Movie Parody Series continues with 'CRUEL INTENTIONS'; also Steve Kazee, Jeff Goldblum, Foxy Voxxie Cabaret, Shawn Ryan, and so much more! (more...)

Dixon Place to Present THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, Begin. 2/7Dixon Place to Present THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, Begin. 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Dixon Place's new production, THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, will begin previews Saturday, February 7th, and open on Sunday, February 22nd at 6:00 PM. Based on his best-selling novel, the show features critically acclaimed, Emmy nominated and award-winning storyteller James Lecesne, who portrays the life and characters of a Jersey Shore town where a young boy goes missing. The play is directed by Tony Speciale, with visuals by Matthew Sandager and incidental music by Duncan Sheik, some of which will be released in his new record "Legerdemain" in April 2015. THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY will run through March 28th at Dixon Place (161 Chrystie Street). Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting www.dixonplace.org or by calling (212) 219-0736. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Brown Paper Box Co.'s SPIKE HEELSPhoto Flash: First Look at The Brown Paper Box Co.'s SPIKE HEELS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for The Brown Paper Box Co.'s upcoming production, SPIKE HEELS, by Theresa Rebeck. The show will run Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 3:30 PM from January 23-February 8on the West Stage at the Raven Theatre Complex (6157 N. Clark St.). Ticketing information and more is available at atwww.brownpaperbox.org. (more...)

Riverside Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY to Run 2/17-3/8Riverside Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY to Run 2/17-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Riverside's celebrated 2014-2015 Season continues with the most anticipated show of the season, West Side Story. Conceived by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins, West Side Story tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers from different worlds who fight to keep their passion alive. West Side Story performs on the Stark Stage from February 17 - March 8, 2015 and is sponsored by The O'Haire Fessler Group/Merrill Lynch Wealth Management along with Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces 2015-16 SeasonHouston Symphony Announces 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada and Executive Director and CEO Mark C. Hanson today announced the Houston Symphony's 102nd Season, comprised of a full slate of classical, POPS, family, community, education and multimedia performances, as well as recordings, collaborations, international partnerships and an expanded global presence. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Odyssey Theatre's ANNA CHRISTIEPhoto Flash: First Look- Odyssey Theatre's ANNA CHRISTIE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

Real-life father and daughter Jeff Perry (Scandal) and Zoe Perry (upcoming feature film Cotton) star with Kevin McKidd (Grey's Anatomy) and Mary Mara (Nash Bridges) when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents Anna Christie, opening Jan. 24 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. Former Long Wharf associate artistic director Kim Rubinstein directs Eugene O'Neill's 1922 Pulitzer Prize winner. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Opens 1/30 at Cocoa Village PlayhouseWEST SIDE STORY Opens 1/30 at Cocoa Village Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

From the first notes to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Adds Performances to FIVE PRESIDENTS' RunArizona Theatre Company Adds Performances to FIVE PRESIDENTS' Run
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Arizona Theatre Company has added two additional performances to the world premiere production of Emmy Award-winning writer Rick Cleveland's Five Presidents. (more...)

Photo Flash: WEST SIDE STORY Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane TheatrePhoto Flash: WEST SIDE STORY Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

WEST SIDE STORY is now officially the fastest-selling production in Drury Lane Theatre's 30 year history. The highly-anticipated musical runs now through March 29. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Nikki Blonsky, Mara Davi & Christine Dwyer Join Tim Realbuto's BOOKSELLER IN THE RAIN ConcertNikki Blonsky, Mara Davi & Christine Dwyer Join Tim Realbuto's BOOKSELLER IN THE RAIN Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Golden Globe nominee Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray; "Huge"), Mara Davi (A Chorus Line; Death Takes A Holiday), and Christine Dwyer (Wicked; Rent) join previously announced Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change), Jenna Leigh Green ("Sabrina, the Teenage Witch"), Laurissa Romain ("Top Five"), Joshua Colley (Les Miserables), Ovation Award nominee Erika Amato (Flashdance), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia), Abigail Ludrof (The HVAC Plays), and Emily Esposito (A Christmas Story) as the special guest stars for Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston tribute concert Bookseller in the Rain. (more...)

Theatre 167 to Stage World Premiere of THE CHURCH OF WHY NOTTheatre 167 to Stage World Premiere of THE CHURCH OF WHY NOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Theatre 167 will present the world premiere of The Church of Why Not, a new play inspired by the believers and skeptics, the Jews, Christians and Muslims, the activists and addicts, and the seekers and lost souls who pass through the doors of a church on the Upper West Side - staged at the very spot that inspired it. (more...)

Stephen Costello to Make Austin Opera Debut This Weekend in ROMEO AND JULIETStephen Costello to Make Austin Opera Debut This Weekend in ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Stephen Costello scored a knockout in the title role of Romeo et Juliette at San Diego Opera five years ago. Now the Tucker Award-winner makes his Austin Opera house debut starting this Saturday with a reprise of his “electrifying” portrayal (San Diego News Network) in the same Doug Scholz-Carlson production of Gounod's Shakespearean masterpiece. Austin's three-performance run also stars Canadian soprano Joyce El-Khoury as Juliette and bass Peter Volpe as Friar Laurence, with Austin's Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Richard Buckley on the podium (Jan 24 & 29; Feb 1). (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Tonight at Paper Mill PlayhouseVANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Tonight at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents its winter comedy, Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. This touching and wickedly hysterical Tony Award-winning best play features Broadway, television and film veterans: Philippe Bowgen (Spike), Gina Daniels (Cassandra), Carolyn McCormick (Masha), Mark Nelson (Vanya), Michele Pawk (Sonia) and Jamie Ann Romero (Nina). Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will be directed by Don Stephenson. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from tonight, January 21 through February 15, 2015. The official press opening night is Sunday, January 25, at 7:00pm. (more...)

CALDERON'S LIFE IS A DREAM and 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE Coming Up Off-BroadwayCALDERON'S LIFE IS A DREAM and 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE Coming Up Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Coming up next off-Broadway - Calderon's Life Is A Dream, directed by Matthew Rauch and starring Steven Boyer, Clifton Duncan, Zoe Kazan, Ismenia Mendes, Patrick Page, Jay O. Sanders, Thom Sesma, Nick Westrate, and more on Monday, February 2nd at SoHo Playhouse. Plus, it's your last chance to see Red Bull Theater's finale of its three-part series in collaboration with the Shakespeare Society: Shakespeare and the Jacobeans on Film. See John Ford's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, a film by Roland Joffe, on Sunday, January 25th at the SVA Theatre. (more...)

Geffen Announces Jason and Yvonne Lee Geffen Playhouse AnnexGeffen Announces Jason and Yvonne Lee Geffen Playhouse Annex
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The Geffen Playhouse's Westwood footprint is expanding. The not-for-profit's largest growth came nearly a decade ago with the renovation of the original 10886 Le Conte address and opening of the adjoining Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. The last few years have seen an increase from five to eight season productions plus added special events and augmented education and community outreach programs. The result: a significant increase in demand for real estate in one of the busiest commercial districts in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Scenes from Drury Lane Theatre's WEST SIDE STORYBWW TV: Watch Scenes from Drury Lane Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 20, 2015

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, is kicking off the New Year with WEST SIDE STORY, the revolutionary Tony Award-winning production that forever changed American musical theater. Experience the passion, drama and heart-pounding excitement of WEST SIDE STORY like never before. The production is currently in previews and opens January 22, running through March 22. BroadwayWorld has footage of the company performing 'Something's Coming,' 'America,' and 'Mambo' below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Utah Repertory Theater Company's BARE is an Exquisite Production of a Feel-Everything MusicalBWW Reviews: Utah Repertory Theater Company's BARE is an Exquisite Production of a Feel-Everything Musical
by Tyler Hinton - Jan 20, 2015

It is rare for a semi-professional or community show to come together as seamlessly as Utah Repertory Theater Company's BARE. It is a case of the right performers and right production team all sharing a personal passion for the material. They have created an exquisite production of a feel-everything musical. Joy, despair, laughter, and tears intermingle among characters and audience alike in a transcendent spiritual communion. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Frankie J. Grande & More Set for 54 Below This WeekChristine Ebersole, Frankie J. Grande & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Columbia Stages to Present David Eldridge's FESTEN, 1/28-31Columbia Stages to Present David Eldridge's FESTEN, 1/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Columbia Stages is proud to present FESTEN, a dark comedy by British playwright David Eldridge. Adapted from the 1998 Danish film of the same name, FESTEN depicts the story of a family ravaged by secrets, twisted accusations, and unbearable wounds. (more...)

Mariinsky Ballet Soloist Kimin Kim to Appear as ABT Guest Artist This SpringMariinsky Ballet Soloist Kimin Kim to Appear as ABT Guest Artist This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Kimin Kim, a first soloist with the Mariinsky Ballet, will debut as a Guest Artist with American Ballet Theatre during the Company's 2015 Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, it was announced by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for January 19-25, Featuring Frankie J. Grande, Christine Ebersole, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for January 19-25, Featuring Frankie J. Grande, Christine Ebersole, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 18, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Scott Alan and Friends; Livin' La Vida Grande; Christine Ebersole in Big Noise from Winnetka; Mitchell Jarvis in Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living Everywhere; and The Songs of F. Michael Haynie. (more...)

LES MIS Star Joins Maury Yeston Tribute, BOOKSELLER IN THE RAINLES MIS Star Joins Maury Yeston Tribute, BOOKSELLER IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

Joshua Colley, who starred as Les in Broadway's Newsies, and is currently originating the role of Gavroche in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables, has just joined the lineup of special guest stars for Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston tribute concert Bookseller in the Rain. (more...)

Russian National Ballet Theatre to Perform at Harris Center, 2/3-5Russian National Ballet Theatre to Perform at Harris Center, 2/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Over a span of three days the Russian National Ballet Theatre continues its mission of presenting major Russian ballets by performing the following classics, Giselle, Chopiniana, Romeo and Juliet and Don Quixote, at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET at Peacock Theatre to Feature Music of Lady Gaga, Katy Perry & MoreROMEO AND JULIET at Peacock Theatre to Feature Music of Lady Gaga, Katy Perry & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Jay Z, LMFAO, The Police, David Guetta (as well as Vivaldi and Prokofiev) provide the hit tunes as the greatest love story of all time bursts into the 21st century in a phenomenal dance adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (more...)

Tennessee Shakespeare Company Kicks Off Fourth Year of ROMEO AND JULIET PROJECTTennessee Shakespeare Company Kicks Off Fourth Year of ROMEO AND JULIET PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company has begun its nationally-recognized, four-part performance and in-school residency The Romeo and Juliet Projectin the Memphis area this week, starting with Germantown High School and all of its 530 Freshmen. (more...)

Tony Winner Tonya Pinkins to Join Tim Realbuto in BOOKSELLER IN THE RAINTony Winner Tonya Pinkins to Join Tim Realbuto in BOOKSELLER IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change) and Ovation Award nominee Erika Amato (Flashdance) have just joined the lineup of special guest stars for Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston tribute concert Bookseller in the Rain. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY at Drury Lane TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, is kicking off the New Year with WEST SIDE STORY, the revolutionary Tony Award-winning production that forever changed American musical theater. Experience the passion, drama and heart-pounding excitement of WEST SIDE STORY like never before. The production is currently in previews and opens January 22, running through March 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory's 2015 Season to Include AS YOU LIKE IT, 'SHREW' & MoreBaltimore Shakespeare Factory's 2015 Season to Include AS YOU LIKE IT, 'SHREW' & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF) is excited to announce its 2015 season, opening on March 27 with the first-ever production of The Merchant of Venice spoken in Original Pronunciation (OP). BSF is honored to have the assistance of OP experts David Crystal and his son, British actor and author, Ben Crystal, who will be coming to Baltimore to work directly with the actors. There have only been approximately a dozen full length productions of Shakespeare plays in OP since Romeo and Juliet was performed in 2004 at Shakespeare's Globe in London. (more...)

Ben Fankhauser & Alanna Saunders Appear on New Episode of Web Series LANKY SCOLIOSISBen Fankhauser & Alanna Saunders Appear on New Episode of Web Series LANKY SCOLIOSIS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Ben Fankhauser (Spring Awakening, Newsies) and Alanna Saunders (Tiger Lily in NBC's 'Peter Pan Live!') star in the third episode of 'Lanky Scoliosis', a new web series created by Tim Murray (50 Shades the Musical). This episode also features Mike Millan of Off-Broadway's 'Piece of My Heart' and Max Chernin of 'Brooklynite'. Lanky is an awkward young dreamer whose grand ambition is to work at Guiness Book of World Records and talk to girls without being weird. A new neighbor has moved down the hall from him and with the help of his very handsome roommate he tries to find ways to woo the girl next door. He uses every tactic he can think of to distract her from the awkward person he is as his roommate trains him to be suave. (more...)

The Joyce Theater to Welcome The Royal BalletThe Joyce Theater to Welcome The Royal Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

The Joyce Theater Foundation presents the long-awaited NYC return of the UK's Royal Ballet – first time in over 11 years – at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center beginning with a gala performance on June 23, followed by two mix-billed programs of works by Frederick Ashton, Kenneth MacMillan, Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon through June 28. Tickets for The Royal Ballet can be arranged online at www.DavidHKochTheater.com or by calling (212)-496-0600. (more...)

Christina Nieves & Jim DeSelm Lead Drury Lane Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY, Beginning TonightChristina Nieves & Jim DeSelm Lead Drury Lane Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, is kicking off the New Year with WEST SIDE STORY, the revolutionary Tony Award-winning production that forever changed American musical theater. Experience the passion, drama and heart-pounding excitement of WEST SIDE STORY like never before. The production previews tonight, January 15, opens January 22 and runs through March 22. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company to Premiere PYRAMUS AND THISBE, 10/20Canadian Opera Company to Premiere PYRAMUS AND THISBE, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Toronto – Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today that the COC will be presenting the world premiere of Pyramus and Thisbe by Canadian composer Barbara Monk Feldman. Based on the story from Ovid's Metamorphoses, the opera Pyramus and Thisbe was written by Monk Feldman in 2010 and will be presented as part of the COC's 2015/2016 season. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Announces Full 2015-2016 SeasonCanadian Opera Company Announces Full 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Toronto – The world premiere of a new Canadian work was one of the many operatic highlights revealed today at the public launch of the Canadian Opera Company's 2015/2016season at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The COC's 65th season is once again comprised entirely of company productions, four of which are new to Toronto audiences, and features the COC's first mainstage world premiere since 1999, COC premieres of opera rarities and the revival of classic masterpieces. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/14/2015 - ROMEO AND JULIET, NEVERMORE and More Land Off-Broadway!WAKE UP with BWW 1/14/2015 - ROMEO AND JULIET, NEVERMORE and More Land Off-Broadway!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 14, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: It's a big night off-Broadway with 'Romeo and Juliet', 'NEVERMORE', DA and more beginning previews! (more...)

Clare Calbraith, Navin Chowdhry & More to Star in MULTITUDES at Tricycle TheatreClare Calbraith, Navin Chowdhry & More to Star in MULTITUDES at Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces the cast for her production of the world premiere of John Hollingworth's Multitudes - Clare Calbraith (Natalie), Navin Chowdhry (Kash), Salma Hoque (Khadira), Asif Khan (Julian/Shabir/Shafiq), Jacqueline King (Lyn), and Maya Sondhi(Rukhsana/Sam/Harpreet). (more...)

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents TCHAIKOVSKY & LISZT, 1/30-31The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents TCHAIKOVSKY & LISZT, 1/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky & Liszt on January 30-31, 2015 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Led by guest conductor James Feddeck, the performances feature Sibelius's “Valse Triste” fromKuolema, Nielsen's Clarinet Concerto with Principal Clarinet Todd Levy, Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet Overture, and Liszt's Les Préludes. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Winners Announced - Tyler Michaels, Sally Ann Wright & More!2014 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Winners Announced - Tyler Michaels, Sally Ann Wright & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 14, 2015

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 60 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2014 Minneapolis winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Presents Robert Brustein's THE KING OF SECOND AVENUE, 2/7-3/1New Repertory Theatre Presents Robert Brustein's THE KING OF SECOND AVENUE, 2/7-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

New Repertory Theatre announces THE KING OF SECOND AVENUE, FEBRUARY 7-MARCH 1, 2015 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $30-$60 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. (more...)

Sheila Callaghan's EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH Begins 1/28 at RattlestickSheila Callaghan's EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH Begins 1/28 at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, True Love Productions and The Theatre @ Boston Court have announced that the New York Premiere of Everything You Touch, written by Sheila Callaghan and directed by Jessica Kubzansky, will begin previews Wednesday, January 28 at 8pm at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. The official opening night is set for Thursday, February 12 at 7pm. Everything You Touch is scheduled to run through Sunday, March 29, 2015. (more...)

CABARET Opens 1/23 at Broward Stage Door TheatreCABARET Opens 1/23 at Broward Stage Door Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Jan 13, 2015

One of Broadway's most beloved musicals will open at the Broward Stage Door Theatre on January 23rd. Cabaret, the Kander and Ebb classic will run at the Coral Springs theatre through March 15th. (more...)

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