Freddie Fox, Clare Foster, Amy Morgan and More Announced for TRAVESTIES Revival
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

Menier Chocolate Factory has announced further casting for its major revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES. Joining Tom Hollander are: Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen) and Sarah Quist (Nadya). Patrick Marber directs, and the production opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November. Public booking opens today. (more...)

Further Casting Announced for Boxing Drama THE ROYALE at The Tabernacle
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

Jude Akuwudike, Franc Ashman and Martins Imhangbe will join the cast of THE ROYALE, alongside Nicholas Pinnock, who plays Jay 'The Sport' Jackson - the first black heavyweight boxing champion of the world. (more...)

BWW Review: Classic, Fantastic WEST SIDE STORY
by Andria Tieman - Jun 28, 2016

WEST SIDE STORY, the classic retelling of Romeo and Juliet set in New York City places our star-crossed lovers on either side of a turf war between rival gangs.  It's a play so iconic and so familiar that even if one hasn't actually seen it, he or she has likely heard the songs and knows the names of Sharks and Jets.  Even if you've seen it 100 times, it's very worth stopping by Theatre by The Sea for another viewing.  Sometimes a show is practically perfect and doesn't need much tinkering, but skilled direction, choreography and costumes can still elevate a classic to new heights. (more...)

THE INVISIBLE HAND to Begin Next Month at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Global finance and cultures collide in 'The Invisible Hand,' a topical thriller written by Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar, at Westport Country Playhouse, July 19 - August 6. Director is David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. (more...)

Caroline Sheen Joins Cast of The Watermill Theatre's CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The Watermill Theatre today announced the full company for its summer production of Gershwins' Crazy For You opening on 28 July until 17 September. West End leading lady Caroline Sheen makes her Watermill debut as Polly and joins previously announced Tom Chambers, who plays Bobby. (more...)

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's ROMEO AND JULIET to be Broadcast Live in Cinemas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company in partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment, will broadcast Romeo and Juliet to more than 1200 cinemas worldwide live from the West End's Garrick Theatre at 19:00 on Thursday 7 July. Participating cinemas and screening dates can be found at branaghtheatrelive.com (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

THE LION KING Will Welcome New Cast Members to Broadway Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Broadway's award-winning best musical, The Lion King, will welcome Derek Smith, Cameron Pow and Adrienne Walker as Scar, Zazu and Nala, respectively, beginning performances Tuesday, July 5. (more...)

Redhouse to Launch Annual Shakespeare in the Park Tour with ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Red House Arts Center launches its annual Shakespeare in the Park Tour with Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare in the park tour performances are free, open to the public, family friendly productions at various outdoor venues throughout Central New York. (more...)

KYRA SELMAN: FIERCE. VIXEN. BITCH. Comes to Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Rockwell Table & Stage will present Kyra Selman: Fierce. Vixen. Bitch., taking place at Rockwell on July 24 at 8pm. (more...)

New Works by Tracy Letts, Bruce Norris & Anna Deavere Smith Included in Second Stage Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced three New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 38th season. The season will kick off in October 2016 with the New York Premiere ofNOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Leonard Foglia. This marks Ms. Smith and Mr. Foglia's return to Second Stage Theatre, where their previous collaboration, Let Me Down Easy, had its New York Premiere in 2008. (more...)

The Arc Theatre Returns for Shakespeare on the Ridge for 7th Season with AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2016

The Arc Theatre returns for its 7th year at Shakespeare on the Ridge with the bard's comedy of romantic deceptions, relentless lovers and rambunctious denizens of the Forest of Arden, directed by Artistic Director Mark Boergers* playing July 23rd through August 14th at Ridgeville Park, 908 Seward St., Evanston. ADMISSION IS FREE. The Press Preview is Friday, July 22nd at 7pm.   (more...)

BWW Dance Review: Alessandra Ferri Melts Our Hearts in ROMEO AND JULIET
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jun 24, 2016

Halfway through the bedroom scene (Act III, Scene I) I thought to myself, 'They're playing the music too quickly!' I was wrong. The tempo was fine; it simply felt faster than normal because the dancing was so wonderful. It's to be expected. Alessandra Ferri was guest starring in American Ballet Theatre's production of Kenneth MacMillan's 'Romeo and Juliet' nine years after she'd retired from the company in the same role. (more...)

FIRST LOOK: LA Ballet Announces its 2016/2017 Season
by Shari Barrett - Jun 24, 2016

LA Ballet's upcoming 2016/2017 Season launches their second decade and embraces the full-length classical ballets, the Balanchine repertoire that so revolutionized the dance world, and the commitment to identify, nurture and present both emerging and world-renowned choreographers. Co-Artistic Directors Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary have announced the next season includes two full-length story ballets, the family-friendly comic ballet "Coppelia" and the holiday favorite "The Nutcracker" and two mixed bill programs, "Modernists /Directors' Choice" and "Balanchine/Master of the Dance." The upcoming season will also reintroduce pre-performance discussions, hosted by Christensen and Neary and their guests (at select performances). (more...)

THE HANSARD MONOLOGUES Set for Seymour Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

The Seymour Centre is pleased to announce the incredible line up of Australian talent performing in The Hansard Monologues: Age of Entitlement, showing at the Seymour Centre from 5th to 13th August. (more...)

Kim Davies' STET Adds Another Week at Abingdon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company, in association The Muse Project, announces a week-long extension of STET, with Off-Broadway performances now running through July 10. (more...)

VIDEO: THE KING AND I's Daniel Dae Kim On Increasing Theatre's Diversity
by Michael Dale - Jun 24, 2016

As active behind the scenes as he is as an actor, Kim stresses that greater diversity depends on actors in underrepresented groups creating work for themselves. (more...)

Amy Morgan and Freddie Fox Join Tom Hollander in TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

According to the Daily Mail, Menier Chocolate Factory's major new revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES - the first London revival in over 20 years - will star Amy Morgan and Freddie Fox opposite previously announced Tom Hollander.  (more...)

Photo Flash: HENRY V Opens at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents Henry V, now through 9 July 2016. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of DIARY OF A MADMAN at Gate Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 23, 2016

Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre Christopher Haydon today announces the full cast for the world premiere DIARY OF A MADMAN. Haydon directs Deborah Arnott (Mavra Sheeran), Liam Brennan (Pop Sheeran), Lois Chimimba (Mel McCloud), Guy Clark (Matthew White) and Louise McMenemy (Sophie Sheeran). Following the success of the Gate Theatre's recent Fringe First winning The Christians and Grounded, Diary of a Madman marks the Gate Theatre's third visit to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (more...)

Monsterpiece Theater Collective to Present BATTLE OF THE BARD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Monsterpeice Theater Collective proudly presents BATTLE OF THE BARD, a new twist on the old texts. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cortland Repertory Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

For the second production in their 45th anniversary season of professional summer theatre, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents the world renowned American musical West Side Story, with a book by Arthur Laurents, based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and music byLeonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW NEWS: 2016 HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATIONS Announced Across Australia
by Jade Kops - Jun 21, 2016

BWW Sydney attended the announcement of the 2016 HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATIONS at Sydney Theatre Company's Wharf 2 Theatre. (more...)

Mason Street Warehouse to Open 2016 Season with MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

 Mason Street Warehouse kicks off its 2016 season at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts (400 Culver Street, Saugatuck) with the Tony winning musical "Million Dollar Quartet". The show opens Friday, June 24 and runs through July 10. Tickets for adults, seniors, and students are available online at sc4a.org, at the SCA box office, or at 269-857-2399. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HENRY V at Regent's Park Open Air
by Marianka Swain - Jun 21, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents HENRY V, starring Olivier Award-winning actress Michelle Terry in the title role. The production is now in previews, with press night tomorrow, and runs until 9 July. (more...)

A CLASS ACT to Open at New World Stages in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 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...)

Niamh McGrady and Will Featherstone Board NIGHT MUST FALL UK Tour; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

?Niamh McGrady and Will Featherstone will star as Olivia and Dan respectively in the national tour of Emlyn Williams's psychological thriller, NIGHT MUST FALL, directed by Luke Sheppard, joining the previously announced Gwen Taylor as Mrs Bransom and Daragh O'Malley as Inspector Belsize, along with Alasdair Buchan as Hubert, Anne Odeke as Nurse Libby, Mandi Symonds as Mrs Terence and Melissa Vaughan as Dora.  (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET, THE LITTLE PRINCE and More Set for Festival Ballet Providence in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Festival Ballet Providence's (FBP) 2016-2017 Season will feature reimagined adaptations and fresh perspectives including a new production of Romeo & Juliet, which fuses dance and spoken word in a multidisciplinary collaboration. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

Cheek By Jowl to Present New Production of PERICLES in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

In Shakespeare's 400th anniversary year, Cheek by Jowl is delighted to announce that Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod will return to the French language with a new production of Shakespeare's Pericles opening in Paris and then going on to perform in Europe in 2018. This follows their acclaimed French language production of Ubu Roi which performed worldwide from 2013- 2015. (more...)

NYMF and Hypokrit Theatre to Present Solo Musical EH DAH? QUESTIONS FOR MY FATHER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The New York Musical Festival and Hypokrit Theatre Company present Eh Dah? Questions for my Father, a new solo musical by Egyptian-American performing artist Aya Aziz. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Extends THE BOY FROM OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex and Bruce W. Zisterer in association with Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Jack Morrissey presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, and thrilled to announce that their critically-acclaimed (LA Times Critic's Choice) Smash-Hit, West Coast premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ, music and lyrics by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman, original book by Nick Enright, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Bryan Blaskie, produced by Andrew Carlberg and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, JULY 31 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

The Watermill Theatre Names New Associate Artists: Rosalie Craig, George Stiles, Anthony Drewe & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Paul Hart, The Watermill's Artistic and Executive Director, has today announced the appointment of five Associate Artists for the West Berkshire producing theatre; George Stiles, Anthony Drewe, Rosalie Craig, Johnny Flynn and Tom Attenborough. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions to Develop New Country Rock Musical MUSIC CITY, USA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions has announced it will develop Music City, USA, a new musical with music and lyrics by JT Harding and book by Peter Zinn.  The musical will replace the previously announced Mystic in the Savage State by David A. Miller in Amphibian's staged reading series.  Music City USA will have two performances, on Sunday, August 21 at 2pm and Monday, August 22 at 7pm, in the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions. (more...)

Broadway Vets to Lead CT Rep's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

?Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the casting for their production of the Broadway classic West Side Story with book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and based on a concept of Jerome Robbins.  West Side Story will be directed and choreographed by Cassie Abate (CRT's Peter Pan, A Chorus Line, The Music Man) is the final show of the 2016 Nutmeg Sumer Series. Single tickets are currently sale at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. (more...)

BWW Review: MONTE, MOLISSA, MARGO, MULLER at New York Live Arts
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jun 17, 2016

Times are hard for choreographers, which is why Elisa Monte, Jennifer Muller, Molissa Fenley, and Margo Sappington have banded together to present their full-length works at New York Live Arts. What one might not be able to afford, four are more than capable of shouldering. While a solid business idea, the results as seen on Wednesday June 15th, 2016 were decidedly uneven. It's not that the works were too different in tone, it's that the quality was rarely of top caliber. (more...)

?The Drilling Company's AS YOU LIKE IT to be Remounted at Bryan Park in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The Drilling Company's critically-praised Steampunk adaptation of 'As You Like It,' which debuted in Shakespeare in the Parking Lot last summer, is to be remounted July 21 to 23 for Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare with its original cast mostly intact and expanded music by Natalie Smith and Andrew Gombas. The production offers delightful lessons of love, starting off in a stately English Victorian world and moving into a Steampunk paradise when the scene shifts from a conventional Duchy to the mythical Forest of Arden. Hamilton Clancy directs. (more...)

Shakespeare Royal Oak to Host MURDER HE WROTE Fundraiser, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Shakespeare Royal Oak will host its annual summer fundraiser Friday, June 24 beginning at 6:30pm at the Royal Oak Farmer's Market. Hosted by Fox 2 Weekend Anchor and WWJ Newsradio personality, Charlie Langton, the event will feature a strolling dinner, silent auction, mask-making, and an interactive original murder-mystery comedy, Murder, He Wrote. Tickets ($40) are on sale now online at www.shakespeareroyaloak.com and will be available in person the night of the event.  (more...)

Take Back the Night Founder Set for STET Talkback at Abingdon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

?Abingdon Theatre Company, in association with The Muse Project, announces talkbacks following the performances of STET on Sunday, June 26 at 2pm; Tuesday, June 28 at 7pm; and Thursday, June 30 at 7pm. Written by Kim Davies and developed by Kim Davies, Jocelyn Kuritsky and Tony Speciale, STET is a new play inspired by the Rolling Stone article 'A Rape on Campus.' Artistic Director Tony Speciale directs the world premiere, marking his first programming as Artistic Director. (more...)

SUNNY AFTERNOON to Conclude West End Run This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The multi-Olivier award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON will conclude its London run at the end of its current booking period on 29 October this year, after more than two years in the West End. (more...)

Tony Kushner Currently Working on Script for WEST SIDE STORY Remake
by Movies News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Prolific filmmaker Steven Spielberg reveals that a remake of WEST SIDE STORY is currently in the works, featuring a script by Tony Kushner. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Opens This Month at Mason Street Warehouse's Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Mason Street Warehouse kicks off its 2016 season at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts (400 Culver Street, Saugatuck) with the Tony winning musical 'Million Dollar Quartet'. The show opens Friday, June 24 and runs through July 10. Tickets for adults, seniors, and students are available online at sc4a.org, at the SCA box office, or at 269-857-2399. (more...)

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Kicks Off 30th Anniversary Celebration with Tour de Force III Dance Spectacular
by Louisa Brady - Jun 16, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts begins its 30th Anniversary celebration with another one-night-only star-studded evening of dance: Tour de Force III. The performance will be the first event to represent the array and diversity of the Center's artistic programming, in this case, 30 years of presenting the greatest ballet companies and the world's most celebrated dancers. Tour de Force III will be on Saturday, August 27 in Segerstrom Hall. Produced in collaboration with Ardani Artists, the program will include four Center premieres: Clay by Vladimir Varnava, Zeitgeist by Alastair Marriott, Tristesse by Marcelo Gomes and Le Divertissement du Roi by Maxim Petrov. The international cast includes Diana Vishneva, Joaquin de Luz, Marcelo Gomes, Denis Matvienko, Marcelino Sambe?, Friedemann Vogel and Edward Watson, as well as members of the The Royal Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada. (more...)

Bad Quarto Productions to Stage WHAT, LAMB! WHAT, LADYBIRD! This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Bad Quarto Productions, a theatre company specializing in performing modern theatre using Shakespearean staging techniques, will stage What, Lamb! What, Ladybird! By Charlene V. Smith. What, Lamb! (more...)

2016 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition Winner Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Clarinetist Juan Esteban Martinez, a student at the Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University, was named First Place Award winner of 2016 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition at the 27th Annual Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival (TMF). The Houston-based summer Festival welcomes classical music's rising stars from the world's top-tier music conservatories for a music residency Jun. 7 - July 2. (more...)

Will Wonders Never Cease? BroadwayHD Will Live Stream Roundabout's SHE LOVES ME Later This Month!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Online theater streaming service BroadwayHD will live stream 'She Loves Me,' marking the first time a Broadway show has been broadcast live. Roundabout Theatre Company's hit revival of 'She Loves Me,' starring Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi and Jane Krakowski, will be available to watch live on BroadwayHD.com on Thursday, June 30 at 8 p.m. EDT. The show will be produced in association with Ellen M. Krass. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS, THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has announced the Stratford Festival's 2017 season, an exploration of identity as Canada marks the 150th anniversary of its birth as a nation. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Family Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

This fall, Marin Theatre Company unleashes their 2016-17 Family Series season with tales of growing up, friendship, and self discovery. Kicking off its second Family Series Season of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) plays is writer and performer Jim Napolitano with his original shadow puppet story, Father Goose's Tales. Next up are three fully self-produced TYA productions: an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's engrossing The Jungle Book by Greg Banks, Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, The Snow Queen, adapted by Mike Kenny, and Brendan Murray's endearing rendition of Hare and Tortoise. (more...)

Clear Creek Community Theatre Sets Two Summer Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Clear Creek Community Theatre kicks off the Summer with an original production featuring students of CCCT's Youth Apprentice Program.  "Lewis, Clark, and the Wild Wild West" tells the story of Lewis and Clark as they set off to discover America. They quickly get lost and find themselves caught up in the misadventures of Johnny Appleseed and Davy Crockett before finding themselves in an epic stand-off between the Lone Ranger and Billy the Kid. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents Henry V, now in rehearsal. Check out photos below! (more...)

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