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Two New Play Commissions Announced at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre has extended two play commissions, as part of the company's ambitious new play development program Table|Room|Stage (T|R|S). (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Welcomes Frank Mack as New Executive Producer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

???????The Utah Shakespeare Festival announced today the hiring of Frank Mack, a veteran of theatre companies across the United States, as its new executive producer, replacing the recently retired R. Scott Phillips. Mack will join the Utah Shakespeare Festival on September 1. (more...)

Everyman Announces Schedule and Details for Upcoming Repertory Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

As the Everyman prepares to open The Sum, the fourth show by the resident Rep Company, the theatre has announced the schedule for the Rep Season that will see all five shows performed multiple times over the space of four weeks in June. There are new dates for the acclaimed Fiddler on the Roof and a chance to see the now familiar Company members shape-shift from one role to the next on a daily basis. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: SIX DEGREES Star Corey Hawkins is Counting the Reasons for His Awards Season Joy
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 22, 2017

Starring alongside acting greats like Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey, Tony nominee Corey Hawkins has held his own, and even given one of the greatest performances of the season in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION. Below, watch as he explains his whirlwind journey and why the project has been a dream come true. (more...)

NUMBERS NERDS: The [almost] All-Girl Math Challenge Comes to Peter Jay Sharp Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and CPA Theatricals present Numbers Nerds, the [almost] all-girl math challenge, with book by Laura Stratford, Music by David Kornfeld, lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, additional music by Dylan MarcAurele and original story by Larry Little.  Amber Mak, New Works Development Director at Chicago's Paramount Theatre, directs and choreographs a cast of six, including Danielle Davila, Madison Kauffman, Jake Morrissy, Maisie Rose, Sharon Sachs (Film: 'Home Alone;'  TV: 'Weeds,' 'Dexter,' 'Grimm') and Tiffany Tatreau (Ride the Cyclone). Six performances will be staged at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, New York City from July 19-23, 2017. (more...)

Cast Complete for Nina Raine's TRIBES at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces full casting for Kate Hewitt's production of Tribes by Nina Raine. Kate Hewitt, winner of the inaugural RTST Director Award Scheme, directs Ciaran Stewart (Billy), Emily Howlett (Sylvia), Simon Rouse (Christopher), Lindy Whiteford (Beth), Oliver Johnstone (Dan) and Louisa Connolly-Burnham (Ruth). The production opens on 3 July, with previews from 29 June, and runs until 22 July. (more...)

BWW Interview: Show-Stopper Grace McLean Talks GREAT COMET, The Necessity of Art and the Importance of Being Weird
by Matthew Blank - May 19, 2017

We talk to Grace McLean, who dazzles audiences nightly in her show-stopping turn as Marya in NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Nominee Corey Hawkins Recalls Nightmarish Juilliard Audition on LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, Tony nominee and SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION star Corey Hawkins discussed his nightmarish audition for Juilliard Drama when he forgot all his lines.  (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Continues at The Media Theatre Through 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Media Theatre has the legendary musical "West Side Story" April 19 through June 11. With a book by Arthur Laurents and a sweeping score from Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, the musical is often referred to as one of the all-time greats in the Broadway canon. (more...)

THE WINTER'S TALE From African-American Shakespeare Company Comes to The Taube Atrium This June
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The African-American Shakespeare Company finishes off its 2016/17 season with The Winter's Tale, one of the few Shakespeare plays that has gone unproduced over its 22 years of making theater in San Francisco. The company's Artistic Director, L. Peter Callender, will direct this production. While he has appeared in the play as an actor four times over his career, this is his first time directing it. 'Our re-imagined adaptation will focus on the telling of the story through the eyes of the young Prince, Mamillius. My hope is empower young people and to explore what happens when a loving family suddenly becomes dysfunctional.' (more...)

BWW Previews: WEEKENDER in Columbia, SC
by Patrick Michael Kelly - May 18, 2017

Here's what's happening on Capital City stages this weekend! (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Emily Townley
by Elliot Lanes - May 18, 2017

Today's subject Emily Townley is currently living her theatre life over at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company where she is preparing to begin performances of Taylor Mac's play Hir. The production plays from May 22nd through June 18th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION's Corey Hawkins
by Walter McBride - May 18, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actor in a Leading Role in a Play nominee for Six Degrees of Separation- Corey Hawkins, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Hal Linden Signs on for TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced that acclaimed actor Hal Linden (replacing the previously announced Bruce Davison) has been added to its very special theatrical event also starring Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, Charles Shaughnessy, French Stewart & Vanessa Stewart in TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE, written by Dan Duling and directed by Michael Arabian. (more...)

Angelwalk Theatre Announces Cast/Creative of EVERYBODY'S GOT A STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Angelwalk Theatre has just announced the cast/creative for EVERYBODY'S GOT A STORY! (more...)

Kate Hennig Steps Into Role as Shaw Festival's New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Artistic Director Tim Carroll has announced the appointment of Kate Hennig as the Shaw Festival's new Associate Artistic Director. Ms. Hennig will replace Eda Holmes, who announced in February that she will be leaving to become the Artistic and Executive Director of Centaur Theatre in Montreal, QC in August. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, is pleased to present its 22nd production of Free Shakespeare on the Common: William Shakespeare's immortal drama Romeo & Juliet, directed by the brilliant up-and-coming director Allegra Libonati. Performances are free of charge, and will take place on the Boston Common, near the Parkman Bandstand.  Lead Sponsor: Babson College (more...)

ICE CREAM: THE OPERA to Have World Premiere at the Bradford Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

From Skipton Building Society Camerata and Freedom Studios in association with Spin Arts comes the world premiere of Ice Cream: The Opera, Ian McMillan's new opera about two warring ice cream vendor families from Yorkshire who come together through song, ice cream and love. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Finds Full Company at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. (more...)

New Adaptation of MISS JULIE to Debut at Access Theater This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Strindberg's divisive and controversial play, Miss Julie, will premiere in a new adaptation this May at Access Theater in TriBeCa. (more...)

NHdocs - New Haven Documentary Film Festival Announces Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

NHdocs: The New Haven Documentary Film Festival presents an impressive array of 21 documentary features and over 40 shorts over an eleven-day period, from June 1 to 11. (more...)

The Shakespeare Forum Announces El Barrio's Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Shakespeare Forum, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating empowered communities through education and performance, announces El Barrio's Shakespeare Festival, supported by TD Bank. The three-week festival will present professional and student performances, and seeks to help foster the actors and audiences of tomorrow. El Barrio's Shakespeare Festival will kick off on June 1 with the premiere of TITUS, directed by The Shakespeare Forum's Executive Director, Sybille Bruun-Moss. The festival will also feature free student performances by young actors from across New York City. The Shakespeare Forum has trained each of the young performers through the organization's various education programs. All performances will be presented at El Barrio's Artspace PS109. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Stages THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 6/8-18
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents William Shakespeare's madcap, joyous The Comedy of Errors on the U of M's Theatre Mainstage from June 8-18. (more...)

Shirine Babb, Alyssa Bresnahan, and Full Cast Announced for Roundabout's NAPOLI, BROOKLYN
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has announced the full company for Meghan Kennedy's (Too Much, Too Much, Too Many) new play Napoli, Brooklyn, commissioned by Roundabout, directed by Gordon Edelstein. (more...)

Scoop: STILL STAR-CROSSED - Series Premiere on ABC - Monday, May 29, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 15, 2017

Get all the scoop on STILL STAR-CROSSED, airing on ABC on Monday, May 29, 2017! (more...)

Abingdon's First Musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents its first musical with the New York premiere of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR, with music by Tim Rosser and book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, winners of 2015 Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart awards. Directed by Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Director Tony Speciale, THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR plays four weeks only, tonight, May 15, through June 11, at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night is Thursday, May 25 at 7PM. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for GLORIA at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Gloria, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2016, directed by Michael Longhurst. (more...)

Photo Flash: HARVEY Hops His Way to the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, concludes the 2016-2017 Season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Harvey by Mary Chase, directed by Devon De Mayo. Harvey runs May 11 - June 11, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

J.R.R. Tolkien's Great Grandson to Bring New Play TEREZIN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Steinberg Theater Group announced today that TEREZIN, written and directed by Nicholas Tolkien, the great grandson of novelist J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings trilogy), will make its world premiere at New York's Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, 4th Floor) for a strictly limited engagement beginning Tuesday, June 13 through Sunday, July 2, 2017. Opening Night is set for Tuesday, June 20 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Tom Jones Restages Darker Version of 'Round and Round' in THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Playwright Tom Jones is making some changes to his 57-year-old musical THE FANTASTICKS. Mr. Jones has done a little bit of rewriting of the musical number "Round and Round" which he has always felt never quite conveyed the darker elements he intended. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Conversation with the Creators and Cast of The Musical Stage Company's ONEGIN
by Taylor Long - May 13, 2017

A new Canadian musical is about to hit the stage in Toronto. The Musical Stage Company (formerly Acting Up Stage Company) is bringing us their new work, ONEGIN. I had a chance to chat with ONEGIN's creators, Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille as well as two of the cast members, Daren A. Herbert (Onegin) and Hailey Gillis (Tatyana) about the experience of bringing this story to life. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 13, 2017
by - May 13, 2017

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

Hershey Felder to Return to Hartford Stage in OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Hartford Stage will present Our Great Tchaikovsky, a celebration of the famed Russian composer, written and performed by internationally-acclaimed pianist, actor and playwright Hershey Felder, for a limited one-week engagement - August 19 through 27. (more...)

Colm Meaney Joins Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Colm Meaney will join the previously announced Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell to play Big Daddy in the Young Vic production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof directed by Benedict Andrews.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Two Casts Bring COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) to Playhouse 1960
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Shakespeare may be turning in his grave, but the show that's become a cult classic contains all 37 plays (plus sonnets) in just 97 minutes. Scroll down for a look at two casts in action in COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) at Playhouse 1960! (more...)

Casting Announced for MADAGASCAR – A MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for the summer family musical production Madagascar - A Musical Adventure, at the Theater's home on Navy Pier, July 13-August 27, 2017. Newly announced, Rachel Rockwell will take the helm as the production's director and choreographer. Based on the DreamWorks Animation motion picture, this wild and wacky musical is written by Kevin Del Aguila-the Emmy Award-winning writer of the animated PBS hit Peg Cat-with original music and lyrics by creative duo George Noriega and Joel Someillan, who have developed music for popular children's series, including Dora the Explorer and Go Diego Go. (more...)

Firebird Youth Theater Presents ROMEO + JULIET
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Young director and founder of teen-run Firebird Youth Theater, Leo Lion, says that ROMEO + JULIET strives to poise the classic in a new light. (more...)

Bag&Baggage Announces Inaugural Season at New, Permanent Home
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

After a grueling $1.5 million, 18 month capital campaign, the sale and subsequent closure of The Venetian Theatre, moving one show to a library, canceling the largest show in the company's history, and seven months of construction, Bag&Baggage Productions has weathered the storm and proudly announces the inaugural season in their permanent new home. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Complete for Fiasco's Extended IMAGINARY INVALID at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the Globe-commissioned world premiere adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid written by Moliere and reinvented by the acclaimed theatre group Fiasco Theater. Fiasco last delighted Globe audiences with their inventive reimagining of Into the Woods in 2014. This new take on the hilarious classic tale is directed by Fiasco Co-Artistic Directors Jessie Austrian and Noah Brody. (more...)

CELTIC WOMAN Comes to Morrison Center This June
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Multi-platinum international music sensation, Celtic Woman, supports its newest album, Voices of Angels, with a world tour that 'celebrates the music of the Emerald Isle with beauty and grace' (News & Observer).   Receiving standing ovations with every performance, they are accompanied by an ensemble that includes Irish dancers, bagpipers and a full band playing an array of traditional Irish instruments.   (more...)

Libby Villari Stars in Benefit Run of ANN, by Holland Taylor
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Sonoma Arts Live just added a second Broadway hit to its Women Who Dare season - first EVITA, which ran to sold- out audiences in January, and now ANN, written by Holland Taylor and starring Hollywood actress Libby Villari. ANN will run on the Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall, Sonoma Community Center, as a benefit for Sonoma Arts Live May 17,18,19, 20 and 21. (more...)

THE WHIRLIGIG, Starring Zosia Mamet and Norbert Leo Butz, Extends at The New Group
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Due to demand, The New Group has announced an additional week for the company's world premiere production of Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, with Noah Bean, Norbert Leo Butz, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Zosia Mamet, Jonny Orsini, Grace Van Patten and Dolly Wells.  (more...)

James Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY to Close Laguna Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written and performed by James Lecesne with music by Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and directed by Tony Speciale. (more...)

Noma Dumezweni, Michael Grandage, Sonia Friedman and More Announced as Ambassadors for The Stage Supports 
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Stage is delighted to announce five ambassadors for The Stage Supports - their campaign to celebrate and nurture on- and offstage talent in theatre and the performing arts. (more...)

Bush Theatre Announces Casting for HIR Starring Arthur Darvill
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Casting is announced today for the UK premiere of Hir, written by Taylor Mac (24-Decade History of Popular Music) and directed by Nadia Fall (Disgraced). Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, Broadchurch, Once) will play Isaac, Griffyn Gilligan (Teddy Ferrara) plays younger sibling Max, Ashley McGuire (Shopping and F***ing, The Suicide) will play their mom Paige and Andy Williams (The 39 Steps, War Horse) plays her husband Arnold. (more...)

New Britain Youth Theater Plans a 'Summer of Love'
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

New Britain Youth Theater plans to celebrate a "Summer of Love" with its performances in the summer of 2017. Shakespeare's romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, will open the summer season in June, and the heart-stirring musical The Lion King Jr (with its songs including Can You Feel the Love Tonight?) will take the stage in July. (more...)

Wolfbane Celebrates Shakespeare with History and Theatre Lovers Alike
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Wolfbane Productions, in association with Jamerson Building Supply, Williams Collision Center, and the Appomattox 1865 Foundation, is proud to present Wolfbane's Romeo and Juliet outside at Appomattox Court House NHP, 111 National Park Dr, Appomattox, VA 24522, from June 1-July 1, 2017.  Gates open at 7pm; the show will begin at 8pm. Wolfbane's Romeo and Juliet is sure to please both theatre and history lovers alike with a hometown twist on this Shakespearean favorite. (more...)

CIAO BELLA Opens in New York City 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

'Ciao Bella' is theatrical stage play presenting a powerful story of Annie Baxter who was at one time a highly respected singer and brilliant composer who is now homeless and living on the streets of New York City due to a string of tragedies in her life. Though she is living on the street, she is still composing beautiful music. (more...)

Lyric Theatre Introduces 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2017 summer season will take patrons on a whirlwind adventure, from a famed recording session with rock 'n' roll icons and a spectacular Disney musical to a classic New York City love story and a toe-tapping hip-hop dance spectacle. (more...)

BWW Review: The World Premiere of & JULIET at NJ Rep is Intriguing
by Marina Kennedy - May 10, 2017

New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) is now presenting & Juliet through June 4th. This intriguing World Premiere play is written by Robert Caisley and superbly directed by Marc Geller. (more...)

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