John Cameron Mitchell Teases New Movie, HEDWIG 2 & More: 'Like ROMEO & JULIET But With Punks And Aliens'John Cameron Mitchell Teases New Movie, HEDWIG 2 & More: 'Like ROMEO & JULIET But With Punks And Aliens'
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 9, 2015

A new movie from the man behind HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH! (more...)

Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Comedy of Errors as The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at First Folio Theatre's THE WINTER'S TALEPhoto Flash: First Look at First Folio Theatre's THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) will present THE WINTER'S TALE as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series, currently in previews and opening Saturday, July 11 at 8:15 p.m., running through August 9, 2015. Pack a picnic and experience the Shakespearean classic that the The New York Times hails as 'Enthralling!' The spellbinding story of jealousy, love, and the price of both is directed by Jeff Award-nominee Alison C. Vesely. BroadwayWorld has as first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Sets THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T SAY PAST MIDNIGHT CastWindy City Playhouse Sets THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T SAY PAST MIDNIGHT Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's newest Equity theater, announces the cast for its third production, the riotous Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight: A Comedy in Three Beds from Peter Ackerman, co-author of 20th Century Fox's hit animated film Ice Age. This contemporary sex farce is directed by William Brown, fresh off his successful run of Doubt at Writers Theatre. Brown directs a stellar cast of Broadway veterans and rising stars including Emily Tate, Peter Meadows, Patrese McClain, Shane Kenyon, Chris Sheard and Robert Spencer. Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight runs August 12-October 4 at Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park. Opening night is Saturday, August 15. windycityplayhouse.com/things/ (more...)

Tickets to Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2015-16 Season Now on SaleTickets to Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2015-16 Season Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Single tickets go on sale July 8 at 10:00am for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 61st season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at The Old Globe - Glenn Howerton, Rory O'Malley and MorePhoto Flash: Meet the Stars of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at The Old Globe - Glenn Howerton, Rory O'Malley and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Comedy of Errors continues The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival as part of the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities during the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. With three shows on Broadway this year, Tony and Emmy Award nominee Scott Ellis makes his Globe debut directing one of William Shakespeare's most delightful confections. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on August 16 and run through September 20, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, August 22 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY, Starring Justin Matthew Sargent and Carolann M. Sanita, to Open at Music Circus Next MonthWEST SIDE STORY, Starring Justin Matthew Sargent and Carolann M. Sanita, to Open at Music Circus Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

With a cast featuring Music Circus audience favorites and Broadway veterans, several of which have performed in the show on Broadway and on tour, West Side Story, the fifth production in the 65th Music Circus season, celebrates Broadway at its greatest. Performances are Tuesday, August 4 through Sunday, August 9 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

DM Playhouse Reveals 2015 Dionysos Award Winners!DM Playhouse Reveals 2015 Dionysos Award Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Des Moines Community Playhouse held the 2015 Dionysos Awards on Sunday, July 26. The theatre honored 18 backstage, front-of-house, and education volunteers, and announced six acting award winners. (more...)

Karen Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage UptownKaren Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Second Stage Theatre continues the 2015 Uptown Series with the World Premiere of King Liz, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson. King Liz will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN. Previews began Monday, July 13th, for opening night tonight, July 27th, 2015. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/20/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/20/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 27, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Cast Set for WAM Theatre's WATER BY THE SPOONFULCast Set for WAM Theatre's WATER BY THE SPOONFUL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

WAM Theatre has announced the cast for their reading of the Pulitzer prize-winning Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegria Hudes, the next event in the 2015 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series. This second year of Fresh Takes is proving as popular as the 2014 inaugural season, with three sold-out readings already this year, proving that Berkshire audiences continue to embrace contemporary plays written by women and focusing on the unique stories of women and girls. (more...)

The Hypocrites' AMERICAN IDIOT to Rock The Den Theatre This FallThe Hypocrites' AMERICAN IDIOT to Rock The Den Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Hypocrites are thrilled to launch their 2015-16 season with the Chicago premiere of the smash Broadway musical AMERICAN IDIOT, featuring music by Grammy Award-winning punk rock band Green Day, book by Green Day frontman/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer and lyrics by Armstrong, direction by Steven Wilson, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and choreography by Katie Spelman. AMERICAN IDIOT will play August 28 - October 25, 2015 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. (more...)

Natasha Parry, Actress and Wife of Peter Brook, Dies at 84Natasha Parry, Actress and Wife of Peter Brook, Dies at 84
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Telegraph writes that Natasha Parry, wife of theatre director Peter Brook and a stage and screen actress in her own right, passed away after having a stroke while vacationing in France. She was 84. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Sets 2015-16 'All The World's A Stage' ClassesOrlando Shakespeare Theater Sets 2015-16 'All The World's A Stage' Classes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is proud to announce its lineup of educational youth classes available this Fall 2015, Winter 2016, and Spring 2016. Each of the Theater's All the World's a Stage classes focus on skill sets that benefit students in everyday life, as well as on stage. (more...)

Blyth Festival to Present MARY'S WEDDING, 8/5-9/12Blyth Festival to Present MARY'S WEDDING, 8/5-9/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

This summer, Blyth audiences have the chance to see one of Canada's most beloved plays of all time: Mary's Wedding by Stephen Massicotte. Two time winner of the Betty Mitchell Award, and recipient of the 2000 Alberta Playwriting Competition, Mary's Wedding has been seen and celebrated all over the English speaking world in nearly a hundred productions... but never before in Blyth. Directed by Gil Garratt, Blyth's Artistic Director, Mary's Wedding stars Sophia Walker as Mary and Eli Ham as Charlie and plays in Blyth Memorial Hall from August 5 to September 12. Tickets are available by calling Blyth Festival's Box Office at 519.523.9300, Toll Free 1.877.862.5984 or online at blythfestival.com. (more...)

First Look: AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Returns to Rockwell Table & Stage, 8/10First Look: AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Returns to Rockwell Table & Stage, 8/10
by Shari Barrett - Jul 24, 2015

Fraser Entertainment Group's critically-acclaimed ongoing series AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY returns to Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz on Monday, August 10 at 8pm, the ninth installment of the successful concert series, produced by Dianne Fraser. Acclaimed musical director Brad Ellis (from the hit television series GLEE, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, etc.) leads a cast of superb singers from Broadway, television, and film. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: Whole Lotta Theatre Goin' OnCRITICS' CHOICE: Whole Lotta Theatre Goin' On
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 23, 2015

Theater in Tennessee has never been busier nor has it been more diverse than what you'll find onstage this weekend throughout the Volunteer State. From frothy and fun summer musicals that are sure to make you think - like All Shook Up at Chaffin's Barn and A Chorus Line at Cumberland County Playhouse - to new plays from Shawn Whitsell (his latest, Songs For Our Sons, premieres at Darkhorse Theatre on Friday night) and emerging playwright Che Pieper (his new script based on the book The Man With the Light in His Window debuts at The Theater Bug this weekend)…the magic of live theater is all around you…even in this heat and humidity! So pull your seersucker suits and sundresses out of the closet, get all gussied up and make your way to the relative cool of a darkened theater for some midsummer magic! (more...)

LUCKY STIFF's Pamela Shaw Joins IRT's IN A TILTED PLACELUCKY STIFF's Pamela Shaw Joins IRT's IN A TILTED PLACE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Written by Lake Water's Troy Deutsch (Standby for John Gallagher Jr. in Broadway's Rabbit Hole), IN A TILTED PLACE is a kaleidoscope of a play where lovers, addicts, mermaids, and other strange creatures all stumble through a bizarre, hilarious, and sometimes frightening reality- from Rockefeller Center to the High Line- and nothing is quite as anyone imagined it would be. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces Full Schedule for Upcoming SeasonPacific Northwest Ballet Announces Full Schedule for Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

43rd season to feature the return of audience favorites Emergence, Roméo et Juliette, and Coppélia. Other highlights include works by Christopher Wheeldon, Jerome Robbins, and Twyla Tharp, and PNB premieres by Alejandro Cerrudo, Jessica Lang and Justin Peck. The line-up also includes the PNB premiere of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, featuring new scenic and costume designs by Ian Falconer. September 2015 – June 2016 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center Seattle, Washington (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Opens Tonight in the West EndAMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot blasts into the UK, opening tonight 22 July at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. (more...)

Misty Copeland Documentary Picked Up by Sundance SelectsMisty Copeland Documentary Picked Up by Sundance Selects
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sundance Selects has picked up A BALLERINA'S TALE, Nelson George's much-anticipated, behind-the-curtain documentary about the daily routine of Misty Copeland. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/21/2015 - INTO THE WOODS, MACK & MABEL, LOVE LETTERS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/21/2015 - INTO THE WOODS, MACK & MABEL, LOVE LETTERS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 21, 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: INTO THE WOODS comes to Forest Park, MACK & MABEL take over Chichester, LOVE LETTERS heads out on tour and more! (more...)

Union County Brings Shakespeare's Romantic Masterpiece to Echo Lake ParkUnion County Brings Shakespeare's Romantic Masterpiece to Echo Lake Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Union County's free Shakespeare in the park tour of Romeo and Juliet continues on Thursday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. Sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, admission is free. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/20/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/20/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 21, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Vanessa Hudgens, Misty Copeland and Rita Moreno Among 2015 Industry Dance HonoreesVanessa Hudgens, Misty Copeland and Rita Moreno Among 2015 Industry Dance Honorees
by Jessica Showers - Jul 21, 2015

Broadway stars past, present and future will be honored at this year's Industry Dance Awards.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: Shakespeare Orange County Offers a Multicultural ROMEO & JULIETBWW Reviews: Shakespeare Orange County Offers a Multicultural ROMEO & JULIET
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 20, 2015

As an attempt to increase its cultural relevance, involve the community, and expand its audience base, Shakespeare Orange County's ROMEO & JULIET is an admirable venture. Directors Mike Peebler and John Walcutt have integrated several hometown groups to appeal to its neighboring communities: the Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association, the 40-year-old folklorico group Relampago del Cielo from Santa Ana, the Korean Social Club of Orange County, and students from the Orange County School of the Arts. (more...)

Cast Set for Sam Shepard's THE LATE HENRY MOSS at Southwark PlayhouseCast Set for Sam Shepard's THE LATE HENRY MOSS at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Two brothers, Earl and Ray, travel to Bernalillo New Mexico upon the mysterious death of their estranged father, Henry. Over a bottle of bourbon and a box of old photographs, they try to reconcile their very different childhood memories. Earl's version of Henry's death doesn't add up; so Ray determines to find the truth.  As Ray plays detective we encounter Henry's bizarre collection of friends as the story of his last days is uncovered. Family tensions are blown apart as Ray discovers more than he'd bargained for… (more...)

Susie Blake to Lead HANDBAGGED UK TourSusie Blake to Lead HANDBAGGED UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Susie Blake will play 'The Queen' in the Tricycle Theatre's Olivier award-winning production of Moira Buffini's West End hit comedy, Handbagged, which embarks on a major 13-week national tour this autumn from 9 September to 5 December 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROMEO AND JULIET: LOVE KNOWS NO AGE at Unexpected Stage CompanyBWW Reviews: ROMEO AND JULIET: LOVE KNOWS NO AGE at Unexpected Stage Company
by Hannah Menchhoff - Jul 20, 2015

When I see that a theater's season includes Romeo and Juliet, I often get nervous. As it is one of William Shakespeare's most recognizable plays, I feel like you need a very solid reason to perform it. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WEST SIDE STORY at PACE CenterBWW Reviews: WEST SIDE STORY at PACE Center
by Christi Esterle - Jul 20, 2015

Though it stumbles on the romance, Inspire Creative makes the classic musical's deeper themes shine through. (more...)

Lyric Opera's Top Performers to Play Millennium ParkLyric Opera's Top Performers to Play Millennium Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago launches its new season with the 15th annual Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Friday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. The free outdoor performance, presented in cooperation with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, annually attracts capacity crowds of 16,000 to the pavilion, great lawn, and surrounding areas of the park. (more...)

The Hive Presents PLEASE TURN YOUR CELLPHONES ON: A DIGITALLY INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE OF CHATROOMThe Hive Presents PLEASE TURN YOUR CELLPHONES ON: A DIGITALLY INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE OF CHATROOM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

Someone call Nick Silvestri, of Hand to God outlet hopping fame; at this upcoming production of Chatroom by Enda Walsh you will be asked to keep your phone out and turn it on! Enhanced by live chat room updates and live video sharing, this production will explore Walsh's harrowing narrative through the intersection of live performance and technology. Performances begin July 30 and run through August 15 at The Hive in Brooklyn. (more...)

Smooth Faced Gentlemen & Greenwich Theatre to Bring All-Female OTHELLO to Edinburgh FringeSmooth Faced Gentlemen & Greenwich Theatre to Bring All-Female OTHELLO to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

The award-winning Smooth Faced Gentlemen, an all-female ensemble, return to Edinburgh with Othello, Shakespeare's tragedy of misdirection, manipulation and intense sexual jealousy. (more...)

Smooth Faced Gentlemen & Greenwich Theatre's All-Female TITUS ANDRONICUS Set for Edinburgh FringeSmooth Faced Gentlemen & Greenwich Theatre's All-Female TITUS ANDRONICUS Set for Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Smooth Faced Gentlemen, the award-winning all-female ensemble bring their vibrant and vicious retelling of Titus Andronicus back to Edinburgh. Three families intertwine in a brutally farcical tale of revenge, told with style, wit and gallons of bright red paint. (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE: Crystal Kurek & Corey Shadd from WEST SIDE STORYTHE FRIDAY FIVE: Crystal Kurek & Corey Shadd from WEST SIDE STORY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 17, 2015

Inspired by BroadwayWorld.com's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five: five questions designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. Today, we introduce you to Corey Shadd and Crystal Kurek, who star as Tony and Maria in West Side Story, opening tonight at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts. (more...)

The Drilling Co. Brings ROMEO AND JULIET to Bryant Park TodayThe Drilling Co. Brings ROMEO AND JULIET to Bryant Park Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' exquisitely pleads for similar and neighboring peoples to stop killing each other for reasons they no longer remember. In The Drilling Company's production for Bryant Park Shakespeare, presented today, July 17, to August 2, the play will be set in a modern city which is divided by wealth and class. (more...)

National Theatre Wales to Present WAR MUSICNational Theatre Wales to Present WAR MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Renowned theatre-makers Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes, celebrated for their recent, large-scale interpretations of Aeschylus' The Persians and Shakespeare's and Brecht's Coriolan/us with National Theatre Wales, will bring their trademark vision to this multimedia staging of Christopher Logue's filmic poem War Music, derived from Homer's account of the last years of the Trojan War. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Door Shakespeare's Sensual ROMEO AND JULIET Revisits 1920'sBWW Reviews: Door Shakespeare's Sensual ROMEO AND JULIET Revisits 1920's
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jul 16, 2015

A few hours after their first production on a Saturday night, Door Shakespeare changes costumes, peotic canons and presents Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at 8:30 p.m.  Under the velvet moonlght of a Bailey's Harbor sky that naturally resembles the darkness  that dominates much of the Bard's iconic story,  the tragic  play unfolds. A riveting Romeo and Juliet theatergoers will remember when the sun sets the following evening regardless of what they have ever known or seen of this production before.   (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: It's A Big Weekend OnstageCRITICS' CHOICE: It's A Big Weekend Onstage
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 16, 2015

And Sondra Morton, Jayme Smith and co. (that would be Act Too) stages their company's latest work at the historic Franklin Theatre - The Sound of Music - starring Kimberly Rye as Maria, Cameron Bortz as Rolf and the inimitable Matt Baugher as Georg Von Trapp. Check it out! (more...)

Grand Scale WEST SIDE STORY for Artscape Opera House from 23 July 2015Grand Scale WEST SIDE STORY for Artscape Opera House from 23 July 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Presented at Artscape by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre, WEST SIDE STORY, the musical masterpiece by Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim, based on an original conception of Jerome Robbins, opens at the Artscape Opera House on 23 July 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Lincoln Center Festival Presents the National Ballet of ChinaBWW Reviews: Lincoln Center Festival Presents the National Ballet of China
by Rose Marija - Jul 15, 2015

Presented by the Lincoln Center Festival, on July 8, 2015, at the David H. Koch Theater, The National Ballet of China opened their 5-day run with The Peony Pavilion, considered one of the most famous love stories in Chinese literature. The modern production by the National Ballet of China (NBC) is an adaptation of the 1598 play of the same name, written by Tang Xianzu, which is often compared to Romeo & Juliet, published in nearly the same year. (more...)

IRT Theater's IN A TILTED PLACE Begins 8/8IRT Theater's IN A TILTED PLACE Begins 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

IRT Theater presents Troy Deutsch's (Rabbit Hole on Broadway) IN A TILTED PLACE, a kaleidoscopic play directed by Ashley Brooke Monroe (Assistant Director Fun Home on Broadway; Assistant Director The Mystery of Love and Sex at Lincoln Center) and Courtney Ulrich (The Feast; Resident Director The Flea Theater). IN A TILTED PLACE will play a four week limited engagement at IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street, Buzzer 3B-3rd Floor, New York, NY 10014). Performances begin Saturday, August 8th and continue through Sunday, August 30th, 2015 . Opening Night is Monday, August 10th at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $18.00 and available at www.BrownPaperTickets.com. (more...)

ABT's Simon Wexler Set for Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Program, 7/20-24ABT's Simon Wexler Set for Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Program, 7/20-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Simon Wexler of American Ballet Theatre will be on the faculty for the Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Program from July 20-24, 2015. The Shreveport Dance Academy is located in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

BBBay's WEST SIDE STORY to Open 8/14BBBay's WEST SIDE STORY to Open 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

The musical WEST SIDE STORY runs from August 14th through 30th at the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City (2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA) and September 5th through 13th at the Golden State Theatre in Monterey (417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA). (more...)

BWW Reviews: At Long Last - Misty Copeland Has Been Promoted to PrincipalBWW Reviews: At Long Last - Misty Copeland Has Been Promoted to Principal
by Rose Marija - Jul 14, 2015

No other ballet dancer has received more publicity than Misty Copeland during the last five years. Her promotion to principal dancer of American Ballet Theatre was announced on June 30, 2015, and picked up immediately by most newspapers and television news shows, including the front page of the New York Times. This long awaited announcement eclipsed the simultaneous promotion of ABT soloist Stella Abrera, another great talent, to principal, who has been waiting longer than Copeland for her promotion. (more...)

Cast Announced for WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE at Finborough TheatreCast Announced for WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre and originally seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant -- A Festival of Finborough Playwrights 2013, the world premiere of We Know Where You Live  by Steven Hevey, the award-winning Playwright-on-Attachment at the Finborough Theatre, runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing nine Sunday and Monday evenings from Sunday, 2nd August 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 3rd August 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

BWW Reviews: WEST SIDE STORY- Tonight! The Show Must Go On!BWW Reviews: WEST SIDE STORY- Tonight! The Show Must Go On!
by Leanne Marsland - Jul 13, 2015

Amongst the array of wonderful shows that The Production Company has brought to the stage, West Side Story, the adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, is without a doubt a triumph! Celebrating their 50th show, with what is often deemed as the best written musical of all time with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, was definitely a decision well made. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/13/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/13/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 13, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE WINTER'S TALE at First Folio TheatrePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of THE WINTER'S TALE at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents THE WINTER'S TALE as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series. The show opened Saturday, July 11, and runs through August 9, 2015. Pack a picnic and experience the Shakespearean classic that the The New York Times hails as 'Enthralling!' The spellbinding story of jealousy, love, and the price of both is directed by Jeff Award-nominee Alison C. Vesely. Scroll down for a peek at the cast! (more...)

Zoe Wanamaker & John Dagleish Set for Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's HARLEQUINADEZoe Wanamaker & John Dagleish Set for Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's HARLEQUINADE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Further casting for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's Plays at the Garrick season has been announced. John Dagleish and Zoe Wanamaker are to appear in Harlequinade, with John also joining the company of The Winter's Tale. The two productions will play in repertory at the Garrick theatre from 17 October 2015 until 16 January 2016. (more...)

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