School of Pennsylvania Ballet Welcomes New Co-Principals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Pennsylvania Ballet and Artistic Director Angel Corella are pleased to announce Anastasia Babayeva and Denis Gronostayskiy, co-founders of the Academy of International Ballet in Media, PA, have joined the School of Pennsylvania Ballet as Co-Principals for the 2016-2017 school year. (more...)

Sergei Danilian to Present ARDANI 25 DANCE GALA at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Instead of the usual gala fare -- bits of firecracker variations and pieces of ballet classics -- Sergei Danilian's 'Ardani 25 Dance Gala' at New York City Center, August 19 and 20, is classic Danilian. The intrepid impresario, who has never side-stepped risk, will celebrate Ardani Artists's quarter century of producing in the United States and abroad with a trio of U.S. premieres, two by young, unknown, but up-and-coming Russian choreographers, and one by American Ballet Theatre principal Marcelo Gomes. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AN IDEAL HUSBAND at Actors' Theatre of Columbus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

In 1982, Actors' Theatre of Columbus (ATC) kicked off its first season with a single production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The success of that season proved that Schiller Park was an excellent venue for open air Shakespearean theater, and the troupe has continued this tradition for 35 years. 'To Tell the Truth,' Actors' Theatre's 2016 season, features four plays that ask questions about how far relationships can be strained and even broken by dishonesty, falsehood and slander. (more...)

Tennessee Shakespeare Company Announces its Ninth Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, today announced its 2016-17 Mainstage season of classical plays in Memphis. (more...)

Freddie Fox and Richard Madden to Share Lead in Kenneth Branagh's ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company today announced that Freddie Fox will be joining the company of Romeo and Juliet, sharing the role of Romeo with Richard Madden. This is to allow Richard Madden sufficient time for his injured ankle to continue to heal and because his doctors have prescribed rest between performances. (more...)

Cast Announced For 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS At Shakespeare's Globe
by Edward Baker - Jul 25, 2016

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce casting for 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS, co-adapted by Michael Morpurgo and Globe Artistic Director Emma Rice. After a critically acclaimed 2015 run at Kneehigh's Asylum, Emma Rice's family show will be brought to London for the first time, before embarking on a major international tour of the UK and US. It tells the story of the rehearsed D-Day landings in Devon's Slapton Sands, and stars Katy Owen as the heroine Lily, Mike Shepherd as her grandfather, Adam Sopp as the evacuee Barry, and Nandi Bhebhe and Ncuti Gatwa as American soldiers Harry and Adi. (more...)

A CLASS ACT Opens at New World Stages Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages  - Stage 5(340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run.  Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. (more...)

Drama League Nominee Julia Coffey Joins 2016 Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Davis McCallum, Artistic Director of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, has announced that Drama League and Drama Desk Award nominee Julia Coffey will join the company to take over the roles of Rosalind in As You Like It, and Mariana and Mistress Overdone in Measure for Measure. Coffey will first appear in As You Like It on Sunday, July 31. (more...)

Declan Donnellan To Be Awarded The Golden Lion Award For Lifetime Achievement
by Edward Baker - Jul 25, 2016

Declan Donnellan will be awarded the Golden Lion of Venice. The board of La Biennale di Venezia will give the co-artistic director of Cheek by Jowl the award for lifetime achievement. The ceremony takes place on 29 July at this year's Biennale festival. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 24, 2016
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW NEWS: 2016 HELPMANN AWARDS ***Article to be Updated Live *** Please Refresh Browser ***
by Jade Kops - Jul 24, 2016

*Please Refresh Browser To Stay Updated* BWW Sydney will be attending the 16th Annual HELPMAN AWARDS being presented by Live Performance Australia (LPA) at Sydney Lyric Theatre on Monday 25th July. *Please Refresh Browser To Stay Updated* (more...)

BWW Review: ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD, VOL. 2 - A Masterful, Exhilarating Contemporary Take on A Shakespeare's Classic
by Gil Kaan - Jul 23, 2016

Prospect Theatre's inaugural production, Bradley Bredeweg's ingenious rock musical  ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD, VOLUME 2, simply WOWS with its cast of triple-threat performers singing the hell out of cleverly-chosen pop songs while many times dancing up a storm. Creator Bredeweg tightly directs his high-energy troupe with a fast, smooth pace. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 23, 2016
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

California Shakespeare Theatre Presents YOU NEVER CAN TELL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater's 25th anniversary season at the Bruns Amphitheater returns to the works of George Bernard Shaw with his sharply-observed take on feminism, class distinctions, and romance, You Never Can Tell, directed by Obie award-winner Lisa Peterson, from August 10 through September 4. For tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org? (more...)

London's Hit Thriller, BLOODSHOT Makes US Premiere at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

"Bloodshot" makes its U.S. debut at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) Aug. 10 - Sept. 10 as part of Greenhouse's "Solo Celebration!" series. Starring acclaimed international actor, the multi-talented Simon Slater, written by award winning Chicago playwright Douglas Post and directed byPatrick Sandford, "Bloodshot," is a one-man murder mystery following the character Derek Eveleigh, a photographer in 1957 London. The thriller is co-produced by Ingenious Purpose Ltd.  (more...)

Houston Shakespeare Festival 2016 Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

For more than 40 years, the school has delivered the Houston Shakespeare Festival (HSF) to eager audiences. This year's event will continue this tradition with free performances of "Much Ado About Nothing" directed by Jack Young and "Henry V" directed by Lenny Banovez. Performances run July 29 through Aug. 7 at Hermann Park's Miller Outdoor Theatre (6000 Hermann Park Dr.). All performances begin at 8:15 p.m. (more...)

Michael Potts to Star in Chautauqua Theater Company's New Play Commission THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Michael Potts, best known for his roles of Brother Mouzone in 'The Wire' and Mafala Hatimbi in The Book of Mormon, has returned to Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) as Raif in CTC's THE PROFANE, a new play commissioned from the celebrated CTC New Play Workshop alum Zayd Dohrn (Sick - 2008, Muckrakers - 2012). (more...)

J.Stephen Brantley's THE JAMB to Make World Premiere at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Hard Sparks will present the World Premiere of J.Stephen Brantley's THE JAMB, directed by David Drake, September 1-17 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) with performances Thursday through Saturday at 7pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE INVISIBLE HAND at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Global finance and cultures collide in 'The Invisible Hand,' a topical thriller written by Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar, at Westport Country Playhouse, now through August 6. Director is David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Joyce Theater Foundation Presents The Sarasota Ballet in its Joyce Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Joyce Theater Foundation (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is proud to present The Sarasota Ballet, making its Joyce Theater debut with the New York City premiere of A Knight of the British Ballet, a program of works honoring legendary choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton, from August 8to 13 at The Joyce Theater. Tickets range in price from $26-$66 and can be purchased atwww.Joyce.org, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org.  (more...)

ShawChicago to Present George Bernard Shaw's MISALLIANCE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

ShawChicago presents George Bernard Shaw's farce on the fashionable, Misalliance. Performances run September 17 - October 10 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610. (more...)

Mercer County College to Host PLAYFEST 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

As part of its yearlong 50 th anniversary celebration, Mercer County Community College (MCCC) will host "Playfest 2017" next spring, the first New Jersey community college new play festival. The competition is open to all student playwrights and actors from the state's 19 community colleges. Community college alumni are also invited to participate. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces Free Live-streaming of WILD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Hampstead Theatre today announces that its acclaimed production of Wild will be streamed worldwide, free, and live on its final night, Saturday 23 July at 7.30pm GMT, in association with The Guardian. (more...)

Buffalo Philharmonic Offers Free Performance in Delaware Park, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

BUFFALO, NY - The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Shakespeare in Delaware Park will present a free performance at 7 PM Tuesday, July 19, on the brand-new Shakespeare in Delaware Park stage on Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park. Excellent opportunities for photos and video exist. (more...)

The Wick Theatre Sets 2016/17 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Wick Theatre's 2016/2017 Season: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Starring Broadway's Andrea McArdle October 13 - November 6 A musical comedy by master of the genre Neil Simon, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager. The hit musical about an established composer and his relationship with an aspiring young female lyricist. Professionally, their relationship works beautifully-but ultimately leads to conflict on the home front. Don't worry, there's a happy ending. (more...)

Playwright Zayd Dohrn Returns to Chautauqua Theater Company with THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) and the Chautauqua Writers' Center have proudly partnered on their third new play commission, coming July 22 to the Bratton Theater stage.  This year's commission, The Profane, is written by the celebrated CTC New Play Workshop alum Zayd Dohrn (Sick - 2008, Muckrakers - 2012).  Directed by CTC Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and playing July 22 - 31 at the Chautauqua Institution. Tickets are $35 and are currently on sale. (more...)

Shreveport Dance Academy Names Faculty for Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

LISA CHALMERS-NAUMANN and PHILLIP BROOMHEAD will be members of the faculty for the Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Intensive from August 1-5, 2016 in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Coming to Cape Town & Johannesburg
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

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BWW Review: GroundWorks Dance Theater Astounding at Cain Park
by Roy Berko - Jul 18, 2016

The indoor-outdoor Alma Theatre was seasonally comfortable with almost all of the seats full on opening night of Groundworks Dance Theater's 14 th annual performance at the Cleveland Heights hilly, tree-covered Cain Park. What the participants didn't know was that the almost always proficient Groundworks Dance Theater was about to let loose with what assuredly was one their finest performances. (more...)

Cheek by Jowl Announces International Tour of THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

As the company's production of Measure for Measure prepares for performances in Denmark and Edinburgh, Artistic Directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod announce their production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. (more...)

Emmy Nominated Peter Reckell Re-Joins Cast of Off Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Peter Reckell, the Emmy nominated actor best known for playing Bo Brady, a role he originated in 1981 on the NBC drama Days of Our Lives, will take on the role of the suave and charismatic El Gallo when he joins the cast of the long running musical THE FANTASTICKS in a limited engagement that begins on September 5th and runs through September 25th the show's producers, Al Parinello and Catherine Russell announced today. This isn't the first time the he's performed in the show. Mr. Reckell played the role of The Mute (and covered The Boy) 35 years ago, in the Sullivan Street Production. (more...)

DAYS OF OUR LIVES Star Peter Reckell to Join Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Peter Reckell, the Emmy nominated actor best known for playing Bo Brady, a role he originated in 1981 on the NBC drama Days of Our Lives, will take on the role of the suave and charismatic El Gallo when he joins the cast of the long running musical THE FANTASTICKS in a limited engagement that begins on September 5th and runs through September 25th the show's producers, Al Parinello and Catherine Russell announced today. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 17, 2016
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 16, 2016
by - Jul 16, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Media Theatre Announces 2016/2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The Broadway Series at The Media Theatre is stronger than ever as it leads audiences through its 22nd season from September 2016 to June of 2017. (more...)

BWW TV: THE FANTASTICKS Cast Returns to Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 15, 2016

In attendance today was the cast of The Fantasticks(Dale Hensley, Rob Richardson, Andrew Polec, Madison Claire Parks) who performed the songs 'Soon It's Gonna Rain' and 'Never Say No.' Check out highlights below! (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF is thrilled to present the internationally acclaimed American musical, West Side Story from September 7 - October 9, 2016 in the Margeson Theater. Featuring a talented mix of international theater players, Central Florida favorites, and a live orchestra, West Side Story will kick off the Theater's upcoming 28th Season Signature Series. Tickets to West Side Story are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Huntington-Codman Summer Theatre Institute Presents ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Huntington Theatre Company's Department of Education and Community Programs and Dorchester's Codman Academy Charter Public School's collaboration, the Huntington-Codman Summer Theatre Institute, will culminate in two public performances of William Shakespeare'sRomeo and Juliet on Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29 at 7pm at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The public is invited to the free performances and encouraged to RSVP online. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Indo-American Asssociation (IAA) presents ROMEO AND JULIET in Kathak
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2016

The immortal Shakespearean love saga Romeo & Juliet has stirred millions of hearts all over the world and has been performed in theater and dance forms by some of the greatest artistes. However, it has never been attempted in a classical Indian dance form. Legendary Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj and Guru Saswati Sen present the story with 75 dancers as a stunning ninety minute ballet with all the original characters and ambience of Verona. The music is a soothing cross-cultural fusion of Indian Classical, Western Classical, and contemporary Jazz. (more...)

Misty Copeland Signs On For Disney's Live-Action NUTCRACKER Film
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

ON THE TOWN's Misty Copeland turned to Instagram today to share the news that she has signed on to Disney's live action THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS. (more...)

Print Room at The Coronet Announces Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Artistic Director Anda Winters today announces Print Room at the Coronet's forthcoming season running through until December 2016. The season opens with Tennessee Williams' A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, directed by Michael Oakley. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September, and runs until 7 October. (more...)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Opens 7/22 at ?The City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The City Theatre continues its summer season with the Tennessee Williams American classic, The Glass Menagerie, which revolutionized modern drama and is still an undisputed masterpiece from one of the great voices of the American theatre.  Directed by Jeff Hinkle and starring Ben McLemore, Sarah Zeringue, Terri Bennett, and Donato De Luca. The production runs July 22 - August 14, 2016. (more...)

Gawn Grainger Replaces John Hurt in Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE ENTERTAINER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Gawn Grainger has joined the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company production of The Entertainer, which began rehearsals this week. Gawn is playing Billy Rice and replaces John Hurt who, on the advice of his doctors, recently had to withdraw from the production. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Luciana's Outlook: A Producer's Perspective
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Jul 11, 2016

This week I had the pleasure of discussing the progress of The Comedy of Errors as well as the progress of our Summer Youth Theatre production of Les Miserables School Edition, with West Haven Council on the Arts President, Barth McNeil. He has been a part of the Council on the Arts since it was first established in 2007. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Legendary WEST SIDE STORY at Broadway Rose Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Broadway Rose Theatre Company continues its 25th anniversary season with WEST SIDE STORY, playing at the Deb Fennell Auditorium. Based on Shakespeare's greatest love story, Romeo and Juliet, WEST SIDE STORY has earned its place as one of the most powerful and revered musicals in history. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET
by Keith Waits - Jul 11, 2016

Kentucky Shakespeare: A Daring Romeo and Juliet (more...)

MRS. SCHRODINGER'S CAT to Open at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Mrs. Schrodinger's Cat, a new comedy written and directed by Tasha Nicole Partee, will be presented as part of the 20thAnnual New York International Fringe Festival starting Sunday August 14 at Teatro SEA at The Clemente. The cast includes Eileen Howard (Nunsense), Danielle Patsakos (The House of Bernarda Alba, N.Y.I.T nomination), Emily Gordon Fire (Twelfth Night), JC Sullivan (Sordid Lives), Madigan Mayberry (Little Shop of Horrors), Amelia Huckel-Bauer(Pychopathia Sexualis) and Emily Moody (Dog Sees God). (more...)

BWW Review: Misty Copeland is a Principal Ballerina of Great Worth
by Rose Marija - Jul 11, 2016

In her first season as principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has hit the stage glowing. Dancing both new roles, to her, and those she has performed before, while still a soloist with the company, she brought new life and light to the ballets. At every performance, the excitement throughout the audience was palpable, from the moment they entered the Metropolitan Opera House, N.Y.C., to the explosion of applause, calls of brava, and other vocalizations of appreciation at the end of each performance. (more...)

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