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Helen Reddy to Tour Australia from April 5, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

They said it would never happen: Helen Reddy is back on stage after more than a decade off the road. Reddy will tour Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth from 5 April 2014. (more...)

Library Theatre Presents EDUCATING RITA at The Lowry, Now thru Oct 12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

Educating Rita by Willy Russell, directed by Chris Honer will run tonight 26 September - Saturday 12 October 2013 with Library Theatre Company at The Lowry. (more...)

JustJones& Kicks Off Off AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE National Tour Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

JUSTJONES& The Albany present the world premiere and national tour of an award-winning new adaptation of AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, adapted and directed from Henrik Ibsen by Rebecca Manson Jones and designed by Jens Demant Cole. The cast features Sarah Malin and Rupert Holliday Evans, with Elizabeth Elvin, Samuel Lawrence, Yana Penrose, Matt Ray Brown, and Lawrence Stubbings. (more...)

Helen Reddy Returns to the Stage in Adelaide Festival; Tickets on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013

They said it would never happen: Helen Reddy is back on stage after more than a decade off the road. (more...)

LEE HARVEY OSWALD To Play Finborough, Nov 2013
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2013

A Finborough Theatre commission, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Michael Hastings' Lee Harvey Oswald - A Far Mean Streak of Independence Brought on by Negleck opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited season onSunday, 3 November 2013, with an special additional performance on Friday, 22 November at 12.30pm at the exact time of the assassination. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Half-baked BLOOD BROTHERS Adaptation Needs More Time in the Womb
by David Fick - Oct 6, 2013

The reality of what has been achieved in this adaptation belies the potential that this version of BLOOD BROTHERS held in its conception. While there are some moments that work beautifully, there are many where the shaky ideological foundation upon which this production is built calls the entire exercise into question. (more...)

Gwen Taylor Stars in THE BUTTERFLY LION at Theatre Royal Glasgow, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

Award-winning writer MICHAEL MORPURGO's inspiring tale of enduring friendship - THE BUTTERFLY LION - is coming to the Theatre Royal winter in an enchanting new stage production starring one of Britain's leading actresses, GWEN TAYLOR. (more...)

Ellen Burstyn Signs on for Laurie Weltz's SCOUT Film
by Movies News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

According to the Hollywood Reporter, stage and screen star Ellen Burstyn has signed on to star in Laurie Weltz's Scout, opposite Jane Seymour, India Ennenga, James Frecheville, Onata Aprile, Tim Guinee, Danny Glover and Nikki Reed. (more...)

Photo Blast From the Past: Anita Gillette
by Walter McBride - Oct 20, 2013

Today, we're featuring Anita Gillette, circa 1981. Gillette may be most recognizable as Tina Fey's mom on 30 ROCK or as Mona, the mistress in Moonstruck. She is a Broadway veteran with 14 Broadway shows to her credit, including Chapter Two (Tony Nomination), Cabaret, Carnival, Gypsy, Guys & Dolls, Don't Drink The Water, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and Showboat. Off-Broadway and Regional credits include The Big Meal (Lortel Nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress), Love, Loss & What I Wore, The Seagull, Shirley Valentine, My Fair Lady, The Winslow Boy, Irene, South Pacific, Sweet Bird Of Youth, The Great Waltz (recorded for RCA), and Knickerbocker Holiday. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/19-10/20/2013
by - Oct 20, 2013

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, October 20, 2013 - Sunday, October 20, 2013. (more...)

Ellen Burstyn and Blake Lively to Star in THE AGE OF ADALINE Film
by Movies News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

Deadline reports that Ellen Burstyn will star alongside Blake Lively in Lee Toland Krieger's upcoming drama THE AGE OF ADALINE, from a script by J. Mills Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz and revisions by Allison Burnett. (more...)

Simon Callow Wins Outstanding Contribution Prize At 2013 UK Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

Acclaimed actor, writer and theatre director Simon Callow, CBE, will receive The Stage Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre at the ceremony for the 2013 UK Theatre Awards on Sunday 20 October at London's historic Guildhall. (more...)

Helen Reddy to Play Festival Theatre, 15 April
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

Crowned 'Queen of 70's Pop' and the 28th best adult contemporary artist of all time by Billboard Magazine (2011), Helen Reddy has more than a dozen Top 40 hits including the iconic anthem I Am Woman, which was added to the National Film and Sound Archive in Australia in 2009. (more...)

Helen Reddy Returns to the Stage in Adelaide Festival; Tickets on Sale Oct 8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

They said it would never happen: Helen Reddy is back on stage after more than a decade off the road. (more...)

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS Plays Williamston Theatre, Now thru 12/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, celebrates the importance of family this holiday season with Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro. Performances begin tonight, November 29 and run through Sunday, December 29. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Presents CANDIDE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Following on from Sunday in the Park with George, Little Shop of Horrors, La Cage aux Folles, A Little Night Music, Sweet Charity, Pippinand Merrily We Roll Along, the Menier Chocolate Factory is delighted to announce that its Christmas musical will be Candide with music by Leonard Bernstein, book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler, lyrics by Richard Wilbur and additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Park and Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company to Present IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

As a special treat for the holiday season Shakespeare & Company presents It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, inspired by Frank Capra's classic 1946 film starring Donna Reed and James Stewart. Filled with just the right hint of nostalgia and charm, director Jenna Ware brings audiences back to the Golden Age of radio with this poignant, funny and unique play-within-a-play that will leave you believing in angels! (more...)

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS to Play Williamston Theatre, 11/29-12/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, celebrates the importance of family this holiday season with Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro. Performances begin Friday, November 29 and run through Sunday, December 29. (more...)

Keith Barron, Gwen Taylor and Neil Stacy to Reunite in LAST OF THE DUTY FREE at Theatre Royal Glasgow, July 7-12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Last of the Duty Free by Eric Chappell will reunite Keith Barron, Gwen Taylor and Neil Stacy to play-out the next hilarious installment in a series which regularly topped the UK audience ratings. Have your sombrero ready for a brand new UK tour, at the Theatre Royal Glasgow on Monday 7 until Saturday 12 July. (more...)

Keith Barron, Gwen Taylor and Neil Stacy to Reunite for LAST OF THE DUTY FREE UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Last of the Duty Free will reunite Keith Barron, Gwen Taylor and Neil Stacy to play-out the next hilarious instalment in a series which regularly topped the UK audience ratings. A brand new UK tour opens at the Theatre Royal, Windsor on Tuesday 15 April. (more...)

Performance Network Theatre to Present RICHARD III, 4/24-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

From April 24 through June 1, one of William Shakespeare's most famous histories 'Richard III' gets an innovative PNT treatment in this boldly re-imagined tale of power, treachery, seduction, and fate. (more...)

Athol Fugard's THE SHADOW OF THE HUMMINGBIRD Makes World Premiere at Long Wharf Theatre, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre presents the world premiere of The Shadow of the Hummingbird, written by and starring Athol Fugard, with an introductory scene by Paula Fourie, and directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway Stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess to Take Over in PHANTOM This May!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

This just in! Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group just announced that THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will welcome a starry leading combination beginning Monday, May 12. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage Nina Raine's TRIBES, Begin. 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre continues the second half of its season with Tribes, a sophisticated and moving family drama by celebrated British playwright Nina Raine. Her profound and powerful new play became an award-winning hit in London and New York. Now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep this April for its Bay Area premiere. Tribes follows Billy, a young man who was born deaf into a loquacious and highly opinionated academic family who raised him to lip-read and integrate into the hearing world. When he meets Sylvia - raised by Deaf parents and going deaf herself - Billy decides it's time to speak on his own terms and to be heard. Playing out in words, sign language, and sometimes mesmerizing silence, this penetrating drama examines familial love, notions of belonging, and the intersections of communication. Tribes start previews Friday, April 11, opens on April 16, and closes on Sunday, May 11, 2014. (more...)

Williamston Theatre to Present THE LION IN WINTER, 1/23-2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, is collaborating this season with the MSU Department of Theatre on The Lion in Winter by James Goldman. Performances begin Thursday, January 23 and run through Sunday, February 23. (more...)

Colony Theatre to Present SEX AND EDUCATION, 2/12-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present Stephanie Zimbalist starring in SEX AND EDUCATION, written by Lissa Levin and directed by Andrew Barnicle. SEX AND EDUCATION will preview on Wednesday, February 12; Thursday, February 13; and Friday, February 14 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, February 15 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, March 16 at the Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street (at Cypress) adjacent to the Burbank Town Center Mall. (more...)

Smash Hit Musical BLOOD BROTHERS Returns to Cape Town, Beg. Feb 12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2014

Following two successful seasons at Theatre on the Bay in Cape Town and Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre in Johannesburg, Willy Russell's acclaimed West End musical BLOOD BROTHERS returns to the Mother City for a run at the Fugard Theatre, starting 12 February 2013. The production, adapted and directed by David Kramer, is produced by Pieter Toerien and Eric Abraham. (more...)

Williamston Theatre Presents THE LION IN WINTER, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, is collaborating this season with the MSU Department of Theatre on The Lion in Winter by James Goldman. Performances begin tonight, January 23 and run through Sunday, February 23. (more...)

Chocolate Factory Announces TWO INTO ONE, From Mar 8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Written by Ray Cooney in 1984, Two Into One focuses on one of Cooney's favourite topics -infidelity - this time among England's political elite. Cooney depicts politicians as hypocritical sex fiends far more concerned with satisfying their hormonal urges than serving their constituents. (more...)

VIDEO: Ellen Burstyn Talks New Lifetime Film FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Broadway veteran Ellen Burstyn (Picnic), Heather Graham and Kiernan Sipka, the stars of the new Lifetime movie adaptation of the clasic novel 'Flowers in the Attic,' by VC Andrews, stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to talk about working on the suspenseful new film. (more...)

World Premiere of COUNTY LINE Opens Tonight at Performance Network Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

From tonight, January 16 through February 16 Performance Network Theatre presents the world premiere of the 2013 National New Play Network Showcase Selection and Edgerton Award-Winning inspiring drama 'County Line' by David Wells, who made his Performance Network debut in last season's audience favorite comedy, 'Brill'. He is a University of Michigan Alumnus and one of Michigan's most popular emerging playwrights. 'County Line', directed by David Wolber, is a coming-of-age story set in rural Kansas and explores the challenges young adults may face in foster homes, the lasting effects these memories can have on a person, and how 17-year-old Lois is able to overcome anything that is thrown her way.by David Wolber, is a coming-of-age story set in rural Kansas and explores the challenges young adults may face in foster homes, the lasting effects these memories can have on a person, and how 17-year-old Lois is able to overcome anything that is thrown her way. (more...)

PICNIC's Ellen Burstyn to Join Rita Moreno in NBC's OLD SOUL
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

NBC's comedy pilot OLD SOUL from Amy Poehler has added another theatre alum to its roster. According to Deadline, Ellen Burstyn will joing Fred Willard, Natasha Lyonne and Rita Moreno in the cast. (more...)

Athol Fugard's THE SHADOW OF THE HUMMINGBIRD to Make World Premiere at Long Wharf Theatre, 3/26-4/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre presents the world premiere of The Shadow of the Hummingbird, written by and starring Athol Fugard, with an introductory scene by Paula Fourie, and directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. (more...)

Seattle Public Theater to Present GIDION'S KNOT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Seattle Public Theater (SPT) presents the Pacific Northwest premiere of Johnna Adams' explosive new drama, Gidion's Knot, directed by Shana Bestock. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre & White Heron Theatre to Partner for 'New Play Collaborative'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre will partner with the White Heron Theatre Company, located on Nantucket, to establish a 'New Play Collaborative,' allowing the theatre to have a summer incubator for new works. (more...)

Smash Hit Musical BLOOD BROTHERS Returns to Cape Town Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Following two successful seasons at Theatre on the Bay in Cape Town and Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre in Johannesburg, Willy Russell's acclaimed West End musical BLOOD BROTHERS returns to the Mother City for a run at the Fugard Theatre, starting tonight, 12 February 2013. The production, adapted and directed by David Kramer, is produced by Pieter Toerien and Eric Abraham. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Opens IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2013

As a special treat for the holiday season Shakespeare & Company presents It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, inspired by Frank Capra's classic 1946 film starring Donna Reed and James Stewart. Filled with just the right hint of nostalgia and charm, director Jenna Ware brings audiences back to the Golden Age of radio with this poignant, funny and unique play-within-a-play that will leave you believing in angels! (more...)

World Premiere of COUNTY LINE to Open 1/16 at Performance Network Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2013

From January 16 through February 16 Performance Network Theatre presents the world premiere of the 2013 National New Play Network Showcase Selection and Edgerton Award-Winning inspiring drama 'County Line' by David Wells, who made his Performance Network debut in last season's audience favorite comedy, 'Brill'. He is a University of Michigan Alumnus and one of Michigan's most popular emerging playwrights. 'County Line', directed by David Wolber, is a coming-of-age story set in rural Kansas and explores the challenges young adults may face in foster homes, the lasting effects these memories can have on a person, and how 17-year-old Lois is able to overcome anything that is thrown her way. (more...)

Alley Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Other Desert Cities. A riveting new play by Pulitzer Prize nominee and creator of TV's hit drama Brothers & Sisters, Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities was named the Outstanding Play by the Outer Critics Circle and called 'the best new play on Broadway' by The New York Times. Jackson Gay returns to direct this new production after helming the Alley Theatre's productions of August: Osage County, Red andIntelligence-Slave. (more...)

Helen Reddy Tours Australia from Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

They said it would never happen: Helen Reddy is back on stage after more than a decade off the road. Reddy will tour Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth from today, 5 April 2014. (more...)

Alumnae Theatre Closes 2013-14 Season with RABBIT HOLE, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Alumnae Theatre Company is proud to present our season finale Mainstage show of the 2013-2014 season: Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire. The current production is directed by Paul Hardy, who also directed Alumnae's critically acclaimed production of Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance in the 2012-2013 season. (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin to Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running 5/7-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will present The Last Five Years, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, from May 7 through June 1, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. (more...)

Judy Kaye, Christina Bianco, Levi Kreis and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

San Francisco in June may be gloomy, but the lineup at Feinstein's at the Nikko will be HOT! Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to announce the lineup for the month of June, featuring award-winning stars from stage and screen, including two-time Tony Award-winner Judy Kaye, YouTube sensation Christina Bianco, Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter Levi Kreis, cabaret legend Justin Vivian Bond, Broadway star and recording artist Shoshana Bean, and Franc D'Ambrosio & Glory Crampton's tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber. (more...)

Helen Reddy to Tour Australia from April 5, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

They said it would never happen: Helen Reddy is back on stage after more than a decade off the road. Reddy will tour Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth from 5 April 2014. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Opens Nina Raine's TRIBES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre continues the second half of its season with Tribes, a sophisticated and moving family drama by celebrated British playwright Nina Raine. Her profound and powerful new play became an award-winning hit in London and New York. Now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep this April for its Bay Area premiere. Tribes follows Billy, a young man who was born deaf into a loquacious and highly opinionated academic family who raised him to lip-read and integrate into the hearing world. When he meets Sylvia - raised by Deaf parents and going deaf herself - Billy decides it's time to speak on his own terms and to be heard. Playing out in words, sign language, and sometimes mesmerizing silence, this penetrating drama examines familial love, notions of belonging, and the intersections of communication. Tribes began previews Friday, April 11, opens tonight, April 16, and closes on Sunday, May 11, 2014. (more...)

Helen Reddy to Tour Australia from April 5, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

They said it would never happen: Helen Reddy is back on stage after more than a decade off the road. Reddy will tour Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth from 5 April 2014. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Stages Nina Raine's TRIBES, Begin. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre continues the second half of its season with Tribes, a sophisticated and moving family drama by celebrated British playwright Nina Raine. Her profound and powerful new play became an award-winning hit in London and New York. Now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep this April for its Bay Area premiere. Tribes follows Billy, a young man who was born deaf into a loquacious and highly opinionated academic family who raised him to lip-read and integrate into the hearing world. When he meets Sylvia - raised by Deaf parents and going deaf herself - Billy decides it's time to speak on his own terms and to be heard. Playing out in words, sign language, and sometimes mesmerizing silence, this penetrating drama examines familial love, notions of belonging, and the intersections of communication. Tribes start previews tonight, April 11, opens on April 16, and closes on Sunday, May 11, 2014. (more...)

Alumnae Theatre Presents Season Finale RABBIT HOLE, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Alumnae Theatre Company presents its season finale Mainstage show of the 2013-2014 season: Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire. The current production is directed by Paul Hardy, who also directed Alumnae's critically acclaimed production of Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance in the 2012-2013 season. (more...)

Helen Reddy to Tour Australia from April 5, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

They said it would never happen: Helen Reddy is back on stage after more than a decade off the road. Reddy will tour Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth from 5 April 2014. (more...)

Alumnae Theatre to Present Season Finale RABBIT HOLE, 4/11-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

The Alumnae Theatre Company presents its season finale Mainstage show of the 2013-2014 season: Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire. The current production is directed by Paul Hardy, who also directed Alumnae's critically acclaimed production of Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance in the 2012-2013 season. (more...)

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