Mile Square Theatre's 7TH INNING STRETCH Starts Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Mile Square Theatre (MST), Hudson County's leading professional theatre, brings back its signature event 7th INNING STRETCH: 7 10-MINUTE PLAYS ABOUT BASEBALL. (more...)

Melisa Camba Wins 2016 Your Voice Competition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

After a very close contest, the winner has been confirmed as 23-year-old Melisa Camba from Manila in the Philippines. (more...)

2016-17 Chicago Philharmonic Season Opens with Legendary Lovers, Features Harp Duo in Foyer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The Chicago Philharmonic's 2016-17 season, Love, begins with a concert exploring 'Legendary Lovers' as depicted in music. Couples including Romeo & Juliet, Ruslan & Ludmila, and Tristan & Isolde all feature. Emily Birsan and John Irvin, Ryan Opera Center alumni recently heard at the Lyric Opera, sing duets by Verdi, Bernstein, and Gounod, and the orchestra performs symphonic works by Ravel, Wagner, Glinka, and Diamond. The Belle Harmonie harp duo, featuring Krista Hagglund and Anna Hirons of the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory, will perform in the foyer before the concert. (more...)

THE MOUNTAINTOP to Launch People's Light's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

On the eve of a day that would forever change America, an irreverent and mysterious maid visits Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, and inspires the civil rights leader to reexamine his strongest beliefs and dearest hopes. In the Olivier Award-winning drama The Mountaintop, playing on the Steinbright Stage at People's Light from September 28-October 30, 2016, playwright Katori Hall guides us to the summit of MLK's historic life to offer a stunning new view of his dream for our nation. (more...)

Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS - West End Production Announces Full Casting
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Full casting is announced for Christopher Wheeldon's stunning reinvention of the Oscar winning film (that starred Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron). An American in Paris features the sublime music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a new book by Craig Lucas. Directly following celebrated engagements in Paris and New York, this critically acclaimed and multi award-winning new musical bursts into life in the West End from Saturday 4 March 2017 with the official opening night on Tuesday 21 March 2017 at the Dominion Theatre.  (more...)

Arts Ballet Theatre Of Florida Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Concluding a spectacular season on June, 2016 and including the participation at The International Young Dancers Festival in Indonesia, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida prepares its new 2016-2017 season with four programs summoning the best of international ballet works. (more...)

Lawrence Dial's IN THE ROOM to Debut at Alchemical Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Slant Theatre Project and Kelli Giddish in association with Wheelhouse Theater are proud to present the World Premiere of Lawrence Dial's IN THE ROOM, directed by Adam Knight (Naperville) at the Alchemical Theatre (104 West 14th Street between 6th and 7th Avenue) October 20-November 13. (more...)

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET at Shakespeare Theatre Center - A Fascinating Contemporary Treat
by Charles Shubow - Sep 26, 2016

Director Alan Paul takes risks with Shakespeare's classic tale of romance and tragedy. (more...)

Baltimore Shakespeare Company Presents THE COMPLETE DEATHS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE—THE REMOUNT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF) and Cohesion Theatre Company are producing a repeat performance of their original play, The Complete Deaths of William Shakespeare, written by Alice Stanley, Founding Artistic Producer of Cohesion Theatre and directed by Tom Delise, Founding Artistic Director of BSF. (more...)

BWW Interview: SENSE & SENSIBILITY's Alejandra Escalante
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 23, 2016

Playing Dashwood sister Marianne, Alejandra Escalante gives a delightful, no nonsense interview in 6 Questions & a Plug -- just as you'd expect from SENSE & SENSIBILITY. (more...)

Detroit Public Theatre Opens Season with MURDER BALLAD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Detroit Public Theatre is proud to announce the cast for Murder Ballad by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash, September 28 - October 23 at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in downtown Detroit. The explosive rock musical is the first production in the theatre company's 2016-17 season and marks the US Debut for Italian pop sensation Arianna Bergamaschi. (more...)

Ann Arbor Symphony Presents Special Guests For Romeo And Juliet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Embrace a night overflowing with romance and drama. Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet paints the world's most famous love story in vivid musical tones. Brahms' Tragic Overture sets the dramatic tone for the evening. HaydnSinfonia Concertante showcases A2SO concertmaster, Aaron Berofsky, and principals Sarah Cleveland, Christian Green and Timothy Michling in this delicate piece. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet to Open 2016-17 Season with ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Joffrey Ballet launches its 2016-2017 season with the return of Polish National Ballet Director Krzysztof Pastor's popular Romeo & Juliet, which mesmerized audiences at its Chicago premiere in spring 2014. Romeo & Juliet is presented in 10 performances only at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway, October 13-23, 2016. (more...)

The New English Ballet Theatre Takes Over the Peacock Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

New English Ballet Theatre's lucky number this year is FIVE!  The company returns to the Peacock Theatre in November to perform five new ballets to celebrate its fifth anniversary: QUINT-ESSENTIAL: FIVE NEW BALLETS will present new work by high profile UK-based names in the world of ballet: Daniela Cardim, Kristin McNally, Marcelino Sambe, George Williamson, and Valentino Zucchetti. (more...)

Des Moines Playhouse Presents WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the Tony Award nominated musical, 'West Side Story,' Oct. 7-30, 2016. Tickets may be purchased online atdmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. 'West Side Story' is sponsored by The Principal Financial Group. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Presents Shakespeare's Most Notorious King
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will be available through the month of October when The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, in partnership with Drew University, presents a "double-bill" experience for students and adults. From October 6th - 30th, a single copy of the original First Folio, one of the world's most valuable, rare and influential books will be on public display at Drew University's Mead Hall. The renowned Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. launched an historic tour of the book in early 2016 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. (more...)

Gwen Taylor to Lead All-Star Cast in NIGHT MUST FALL at Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

An all-star cast is set to visit the Belgrade Theatre this autumn in Emlyn William's psychological thriller, Night Must Fall. (more...)

IVEY AWARDS: 2016 Minneapolis Honorees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

?The Twin Cities theater community honored Graydon Royce, long-time theater critic for the Star Tribune, with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and costume designer Trevor Bowen with the Emerging Artist Award at the 12th annual Ivey Awards. The yearly celebration was held Monday, September 19, at the Historic State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Square to Stage CORIOLANUS: FROM MAN TO DRAGON This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Shakespeare in the Square will present Coriolanus: From Man to Dragon - the debut production from the Combative Theatre Co. - for a limited engagement from November 4 to 20. (more...)

Film Noir Burlesque ANGEL'S FLIGHT Returns to Three Clubs Cocktail Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Cyanide Theater and Cherry Poppins Productions once again invites audiences to Los Angeles, 1944 to help quick-talking, hard-nosed detective Duff McKagan track down a missing girl in the original film noir burlesque comedy Angel's Flight, playing Wednesday nights from Sept. 7-28 at Three Clubs Cocktail Lounge. (more...)

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Announces 2016-2017 Season Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) is one of the oldest and most highly regarded youth orchestra organizations in America and, as this season is launched, PYO marks the 20th Anniversary of Louis Scaglione, President and Music Director, who has led the organization's growth to great heights, introducing new ensembles and programs year after year.  (more...)

Wandering Bark Theatre Company Presents HEDDA (GABLER)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Ibsen's simmering, shimmering tale of a woman too large for her destiny gets a fresh adaptation, streamlined into a gilded juggernaut of secrecy and manipulation. Wandering Bark creates a collision of past and present to build a Hedda where the story's the same, but the devil's in the details. (more...)

Spectrum Theatre Company Presents Once On This Island by Lynn Ahrens
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Spectrum Theatre Company is pleased to bring you ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, playing OCTOBER 20TH - 30th on stage at The Boyd Vance Theater at the George Washington Carver Museum. Once on This Island is a one-act musical with a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. Based on the 1985 novel My Love, My Love; or, The Peasant Girl by Rosa Guy, it is set in the French Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. The show includes elements of the Romeo and Juliet story and elements of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Little Mermaid. It concerns a peasant girl on a tropical island, who uses the power of love to bring together people of different social classes. The original Broadway production ran from 1990 to 1991, and the West End production opened in 1994, where it won the 1995 Olivier Award for Best New Musical. (more...)

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Announces Sold Out Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (ASO) will kick off its 2016-17 season in grand style with its annual Opening Night Celebration at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on September 30 and October 1, 2016. The three-part celebration, which sold out on Monday September 12, includes a pre-concert cocktail reception, a symphony concert, and a post-concert champagne and dessert celebration where guests will mingle with the maestro, soloist, and musicians. (more...)

Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION Sets Full Team for Run at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and complete creative team for the highly acclaimed musical memoir The Lion, written and performed by award-winning songwriter Benjamin Scheuer and directed by Sean Daniels. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that PLENTY, written by David Hare, will extend two weeks through Sunday, November 20. (more...)

Colorado Ballet's Principal Dancer, Maria Mosina Announces Retirement After 26 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

After 21 seasons as a Principal Dancer at Colorado Ballet and 26 seasons as a professional dancer, Maria Mosina announced her plan to retire at the end of the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

RSC's CYMBELINE to Screen in U.S. Cinemas This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Beginning October 17, 2016, the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's Cymbeline will play in select movie houses across North America. (more...)

Ann Arbor Symphony Presents Romeo And Juliet, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra presents Romeo and Juliet on Saturday, October 8th, 8:00 pm at the Michigan Theater. The performance includes a dramatic musical retelling of the classic story of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet narrated by Ralph Williams with Brahms Tragic Overture and Haydn's Sinfonia Concertante, Op. 84. The evening will feature solos from special guests Aaron Berofsky on violin, Sarah Cleveland on cello, Christian Green on bassoon, Timothy Michling on oboe, and narration by Ralph Williams. (more...)

Diana Vishneva to Give Final Performances with American Ballet Theatre Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Diana Vishneva, a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre since 2005, will give her final performances with the Company during the 2017 Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House. She will dance the role of Tatiana in Onegin on Monday, June 19 and at her farewell performance on Friday, June 23. (more...)

Naomi Wallace's ONE FLEA SPARE Gets 20th Anniversary Run Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company will present the 20th year anniversary production of 'One Flea Spare' by Naomi Wallace, directed by Caitlin McLeod, Off-Broadway October 16 to November 13 at Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker Street. The production will feature Broadway vets Concetta Tomei, Gordon Joseph Weiss and Remy Zaken. (more...)

Cast Complete for LAZARUS, Starring Michael C. Hall, in London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Ahead of its hugely anticipated European premiere in a brand new 900-seater venue at Kings Cross Theatre, London, full casting for David Bowie and Enda Walsh's Lazarus is announced today. (more...)

ROMEO & JULIET REDUX Cuts to the Emotional Core of Ill-Fated Love Story at The Gladstone
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Romeo & Juliet REDUX opens at The Gladstone on Thursday, October 6th.  Written by William Shakespeare, it is adapted and directed by David Whiteley and features an all-Ottawa cast of just four actors: Robin Hodge, Mekdes Teshome, David daCosta and Lawrence Evenchick.      (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Presents GOOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

New Repertory Theatre presents Good by C.P. Taylor, co-presented with Boston Center for American Performance, October 8-30, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $30-$59 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. Subscription packages that include Good are also available. (more...)

Two World Premieres and More Set for Ma-Yi Theater Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

A world-premiere play, Among the Dead by Hansol Jung; a world-premiere musical by Michi Barall, Paul Lieber, and Matt Park, PEER GYNT & the Norwegian Hapa Band; and the special presentation of the hit play The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go! by Lloyd Suh in Manila comprise the season to be produced by Ma-Yi Theater Company during their 2016-2017 season, it is announced by the company's Producing Artistic Director Ralph B. Peña and Executive Director Jorge Z. Ortoll.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Maggie McDowell, Erin Weaver and More in Folger Theatre's SENSE & SENSIBILITY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. This all-new production of the critically acclaimed play is adapted by Kate Hamilland directed by the Wall Street Journal's Director of the Year (2014), Eric Tucker, Artistic Director of Bedlam Theater in New York. This DC premiere at the Folger breathes new life into the 200-year old favorite with a whimsical and theatrical staging. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of its season opening production, A Raisin in the Sun, a classic Lorraine Hansberry's drama, directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee. (more...)

Casting Announced for Sideshow Theatre Company's World Premiere of GIVE IT ALL BACK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for the second production in its 2016/17 season: Calamity West's wry and subversive world premiere GIVE IT ALL BACK, directed by artistic associate Marti Lyons. (more...)

A TASTE OF HONEY Revival Extends Through October 30 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

In response to popular demand, The Pearl Theatre Company extends Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey to October 30. Directed by Austin Pendleton, this production marks the play's first New York revival in 35 years. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

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European Debut of F. Scott Fitzgerald's THE LAST TYCOON to Transfer to the Tabard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Direct from a limited run in the West End, F. Scott Fitzgerald's final novel is adapted for the Tabard stage depicting the heady days of the 1930's glamorous Hollywood scene. (more...)

Baltimore Symphonic Band to Launch 'Year of Shakespeare' at CCBC Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Baltimore Symphonic Band, under the direction of Christopher Wolfe, will kick off CCBC Performing Arts' 'A Year of Shakespeare' with a concert of music inspired by literature, including selections including Tchaikovsky's 'Romeo and Juliet.' (more...)

Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents THE FANTASTICK'S
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Pittsburgh Public Theater begins its 42nd season with a new production of The Fantasticks, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. Directed by The Public's Producing Artistic Director, Ted Pappas, the legendary musical runs Sept. 29 - Oct. 30, 2016at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit ppt.org. (more...)

BWW Review: Forever Entertaining FANTISTICKS Receives a Sterling Production at Pasadena Playhouse
by Don Grigware - Sep 13, 2016

The longest running musical in the world The Fantasticks is always at its best when produced and performed with simplicity. When I first saw it in New York in the 60s, it was performed in a cabaret space against a brick wall, with the suspension of a paper moon above. You can't get much simpler than that. In the current revival at the Pasadena Playhouse, the setting is bigger: a dilapidated, war-torn theatre in Southern California, shuttered since 1969, into which the actors enter to create art. The space may be bigger than the original, but the fine work on display maintains simplicity, especially in its message of love. This is a stunning production, one of the very best I have seen, with a magnificent interracial cast under the seamless direction of Seema Sueko. (more...)

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT - Hilarity at the Market
by Lynn Beaver - Sep 13, 2016

Present Company's current production of Shakespeare at the Market, TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare is beautiful, hilarious ode to the Bard. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Bar Announces New Leadership
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Shakespeare in the Bar is proud to announce a new leadership team of artists which will allow the group to continue producing work in the years ahead. Co-founders Katherine Bourne and Dylan Key are thrilled to announce that Kevin Butler, Jeffrey Colangelo, Janielle Kastner, Marcus Stimac, and Katy Tye will take over as producers of Shakespeare in the Bar. Bourne and Key are departing to pursue opportunities in Chicago and San Diego respectively, but will continue to be involved in an advisory capacity. (more...)

MOBILE UNIT'S HAMLET, Starring Chukwudi Iwuji, Begins Next Week at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Public Theater will begin previews for the MOBILE UNIT'S Hamlet on Monday, September 19. (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

Post5 Presents RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

Just in time for election season and Halloween Post5 brings the tale of Shakespeare's most prolific villian to the stage Starring Matt Smith as Richard and featuring a cast of some of the most talented actors in Portland, OR. All under the direction of Co-Artistic Director Patrick Walsh. (more...)

Regina Taylor to be Honored at Black and Latino Playwrights Conference
by Ashlee Latimer - Sep 10, 2016

Golden Globe award-winning actress and playwright Regina Taylor is this year's recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award at the 14th Annual Texas State Black and Latino Playwrights Conference Sept. 12-18 at Texas State University. A tribute to the native Texan will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.   (more...)

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