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SHIRLEY AND ME, Jan Wallace Brings 'Shirley Valentine' Back to Sarasota in New Autobiographical Play
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

SaraSolo Productions, Inc. announces the first SaraSolo Encore from the 2017 SaraSolo Festival, actress/artist/writer Jan Wallace brings her sell-out hit, SHIRLEY AND ME, back to Sarasota for one Encore show only, on Friday June 9 at 8:00pm, at The Starlite Room, at 1001 Cocoanut Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236. (more...)

SHIRLEY AND ME to Make New York Debut at Planet Connections This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Michael, this one's for you! SHIRLEY AND ME, written and performed by Jan Wallace and directed by E. Katherine Kerr, will play the 2017 Planet Connection Theatre Festivity, which runs June 12 - July 9 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC. (more...)

BWW Review: SHIRLEY VALENTINE, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - May 3, 2017

Shirley is a Liverpool housewife. Her kids have left home and she makes chips and egg for her husband while talking to the wall. Where has her life disappeared to? Out of the blue, her best friend offers her a trip to Greece for 2 weeks and she secretly packs her bags. She heads for the sun and starts to see the world and herself very differently. (more...)

PLANET CONNECTIONS THEATRE FESTIVITY 2017: 40 Plays in 28 Days Honoring 31 Charities Starts in June
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

Planet Connections changes the landscape of New York theatre this year. The award-winning Planet Connections Theatre Festivity runs June 12 - July 9, 2017 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC. WWW.PLANETCONNECTIONS.ORG (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company presents MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

On the heels of a thrilling performance by Phantom star DAVIS GAINES, the 2017 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues with a concert starring Emmy Award-winner and multiple-Tony nominee NANCY DUSSAULT in MY LIFE…UPON THE WICKED STAGE. Perhaps best known to audiences as the first host of "Good Morning America," and for her co-starring role on TV on "Too Close for Comfort," Dussault's remarkable career began on the stage. Her concert includes anecdotes about Dussault's remarkable career and songs by many of her favorite composers, such as Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne, Burton Lane and Stephen Sondheim. Dussault's extraordinary musicality and comedic storytelling infuse new meaning into beloved classics such as "Getting Married Today," "Look to the Rainbow," "Old Friend" and her iconic "Make Someone Happy." Nancy is joined by Musical Director Christopher Marlowe and Director Valentine Mayer. NANCY DUSSAULT: MY LIFE…UPON THE WICKED STAGE comes to Ventura for three-performances-only: Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Jodie Prenger Stars in SHIRLEY VALENTINE
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Fasten your seatbelts as the Belgrade Theatre is whisking audiences away with Shirley Valentine on the Main Stage this June! Award-winning actress Jodie Prenger will star in Willy Russell's heart-warming comedy which is visiting Coventry as part of a 30th anniversary tour. (more...)

SHIRLEY AND ME Returns for Encore Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

SaraSolo Productions, Inc. announces the first SaraSolo Encore from the 2017 SaraSolo Festival. (more...)

Bush Theatre Announces Casting for WHILE WE'RE HERE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Bush Theatre has announced today for While We're Here, a new play by acclaimed writer Barney Norris (Visitors, Bush Theatre; Eventide, Arcola Theatre). Alice Hamilton will direct Tessa Peake-Jones (Only Fools and Horses, BBC; Beacons, Park Theatre) and Andrew French (The Iphigenia Quartet, Gate Theatre; Boi, Boi is Dead, West Yorkshire Playhouse) in this world premiere which opens the Bush Theatre's brand new 60 seat Studio.    (more...)

West End Productions Presents EDUCATING RITA at N4th
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

It is the 1980s, Liverpool, England. Frank is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and to bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26 year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn and to change her social circumstances through the pursuit of higher education. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse presents KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the fifth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, a world premiere musical KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY, written by Cort Casady & Mary Arnold Miller, music by Roger Miller, musical direction by Omar D. Brancato and directed by Andrew Barnicle. "We are delighted to be bringing our subscribers and audiences this world premiere musical based on the life of one of country's most iconic characters, Roger Miller," comments Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Ellen Richard.  (more...)

VIDEO: Regional Premiere of BLOOD BROTHERS at Venice Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Venice Theatre will present the dramatic musical Blood Brothers opening Thursday, March 30, 2017 running through Sunday, April 23, 2017. This gripping story by British playwright Willy Russell (also known for Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine) concerns twin brothers who are separated at birth, with one raised in wealth and the other in poverty. (more...)

Liverpool Icon Alison Steadman to Attend and Support Clapperboard's Award Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

???????The highly-regarded Clapperboard Awards Ceremony is to return to Liverpool this year hosted by Liverpool actor, comedian and writer Neil Fitzmaurice (Going Off Big Time, Phoenix Nights, Peep Show, Mount Pleasant) and this year in attendance is special guest presenter Liverpool film and television icon Alison Steadman. (more...)

Peninsula Players to Host Reading of Murder Mystery MISS HOLMES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre will present a play reading of Christopher M. Walsh's 'Miss Holmes' on Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. (more...)

BWW Review: A PASSIONATE WOMAN, Exeter Northcott
by Nicky Sweetland - Mar 24, 2017

The complexities of the mother and son relationship are not easy to depict. The unwavering unconditional love and a mother's need to defend her boy against all foes can become creepily like the ancient Greek story of Oedipus if not handled correctly and Kay Mellor's A Passionate Woman, which is currently touring the country, doesn't quite get it right. (more...)

Peninsula Players Announces Public Reading of MISS HOLMES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Players Theatre will present a play reading ofChristopher M. Walsh's "Miss Holmes" on Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. "Miss Holmes" is a thrilling new murder mystery inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and is the final offering of The Play's the Thing, a winter play reading series produced by Players for the Door County community. General seating is available; no admission fee. (more...)

Jodie Prenger in 30th Anniversary Production of Willy Russell's SHIRLEY VALENTINE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

???????Willy Russell's heart-warming comedy Shirley Valentine premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. In celebration of its 30th anniversary the first major revival of this national treasure will visit the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 24 - Saturday 29 April on its UK tour, starring much loved actress Jodie Prenger as Shirley. (more...)

Joe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of The Most Beautiful Room in New York, a new musical with book and lyrics by Adam Gopnik and music by David Shire, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

BWW Review: SHIRLEY VALENTINE, Richmond Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Mar 21, 2017

There are few male playwrights who have captured the female psyche as well as Willy Russell. The character of Shirley is both simple and complex. On one hand all she wants is to escape her life of regimented predictability, where her husband Joe demands his steak on a Thursday and the only source of entertainment is talking to her kitchen wall. On the other is the deep and heartbreaking aspect of wanting to return to her past, where she felt she had more worth and character. (more...)

West End Productions presents EDUCATING RITA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

It is the 1980s, Liverpool, England. Frank is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and to bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26 year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn and to change her social circumstances through the pursuit of higher education. Willy Russell delightfully weaves together the lives of these two unique characters, with great wit, humor and profound insight. Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Educating Rita premiered at The Warehouse, London, in June 1980 starring Julie Walters and Mark Kingston. The play was directed by Mike Ockrent, and in 1983 became a hit film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters. (more...)

Scottish Panto Queen Returns To The King's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

She's baaaack - oh yes she is! First Lady of Scottish pantomime Elaine C Smith returns to the King's Theatre this Christmas to star in Sleeping Beauty where she'll play The Fairy. (more...)

BWW Review: Willy Russell's SHIRLEY VALENTINE Comes to 2nd Story Theatre
by Larry O'Brien - Mar 14, 2017

Willy Russell's Shirley Valentine is running right now at 2nd Story Theatre in Warren, and I advise you to call them at once to purchase a ticket and them come back and finish reading my review.  This is the second trip to Russell-Land for director Mark Peckham and 2nd Story; last year they scored with EDUCATING RITA.  I think they're on to something.  This time Russell has created the circumstance of a housewife, who, feeling shortchanged by life, has the chance to travel to Greece and see what more there might be. (more...)

PICT Sets OEDIPUS REX in Mediterranean Africa for World Premiere Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

On March 23rd, PICT Classic Theatre will continue its 2016-2017 Season at Union Project with Sophocles' classic Greek tragedy, OEDIPUS REX. (more...)

Bed Down For Hilarious Musical Based On Classic Fairytale at Koorliny Arts Centre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

WHAT do you get when you mix one pea, 20 mattresses and a princess-to-be named Fred? A raucous, romantic and melodic spin on the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Princess and the Pea, playing at the Koorliny Arts Centre this April. (more...)

BWW Review: SHIRLEY VALENTINE, New Alexandra Theatre
by Emma Cann - Mar 10, 2017

Known for his strong female characters, from Educating Rita to Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers, Willy Russell's Shirley Valentine stands head and shoulders above his other work as an in depth exploration of what it was really like to be a woman in the 1980s. Transporting the audience from her kitchen in Liverpool to a beautiful beach in Corfu, 42 year old Shirley Bradshaw's life is thrown out of balance by an unexpected holiday, causing her to question the mundane, limiting life she finds herself leading. (more...)

Photo Flash: 2nd Story Theatre Presents SHIRLEY VALENTINE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

In Willy Russel's captivating one-woman tour de force, an unfulfilled housewife fixes dinner while ruminating on her husband, her children, her life and, most importantly, her upcoming unannounced Greek holiday-a trip that leads to a life-changing romantic tryst and a mid-life fork in the road. (more...)

Bobby van Jaarsveld to Sings at Opening of New Meat World
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Bobby van Jaarsveld is to perform at the opening of the new Meat World in the Valley View Shopping Centre on 1 April as part of the Meat Word Music Festival. The show starts at 09:00 and music fans are welcome to bring camping chairs and settle down to enjoy what promises to be a wonderful event. (more...)

BAKERSFIELD MIST to Explore Authenticity of Art & People at Centaur Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

In Bakersfield Mist, playing January 31st to February 26th, Centaur Theatre explores the topic of authenticity and its value-in both art and people-for its first production of 2017. (more...)

Cast Announced for A PROFOUNDLY AFFECTIONATE, PASSIONATE DEVOTION TO SOMEONE (-NOUN)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The Royal Court Theatre announces that Gary Beadle, Gershwyn Eustache Jnr, Lashana Lynch, Shvorne Marks and Meera Syal have been cast in new play a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun) written and directed by debbie tucker green. It runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs from Tuesday 28 February 2017 to Saturday 1 April 2017 with Press Night on Monday 6 March 2017. (more...)

Peninsula Players to Stage Reading of Michael Perry's POPULATION 485
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre will host the first of three play readings Monday, February 6 at 7 p.m. when it presents Michael Perry's "Population 485" at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Complete for RAVENSCROFT at Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The Morris Museum and Drew University are proud to announce the cast of their upcoming production of Ravenscroft. (more...)

'DR TALLULAH PRESENTS...' to Play FERTILE GROUND 2017 This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Dr Tallulah Present's: New Frontiers in Vaginal Consciousness (VAGCON) will play as part of Fertile Ground, a city-wide theater festival of new works, running January 19-29th, 2017. (more...)

BAKERSFIELD MIST to Explore Authenticity of Art & People at Centaur Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

In Bakersfield Mist, playing January 31st to February 26th, Centaur Theatre explores the topic of authenticity and its value-in both art and people-for its first production of 2017. (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS to Visit Sheffield's Lyceum Theatre on 30th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Bill Kenwright's production of international smash-hit musical Blood Brothers visits the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield, from Monday 23 January to Saturday 4 February, as part of its 30th Anniversary Tour, with Lyn Paul in the iconic role of Mrs Johnstone. (more...)

Stephanie Riso's THE STORM Concludes MTAP's First Season of Hot Metal Musicals Incubator Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator presents its third installment of new musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of The Storm with book, lyrics and music by Stephanie Riso. This free reading, featuring a cast of 15 and directed by Pittsburgh CLO's producing director Mark Fleischer, will be held on Sunday, January 15, at 6:00 p.m. in the Pittsburgh CLO's Charles Gray Auditorium, 130 CLO Academy Way in downtown Pittsburgh. MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator readings are being presented with the extensive cooperation and support of the Pittsburgh CLO. (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS To Embark on 30th Anniversary UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

2017 marks 30 years since Bill Kenwright's production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers first toured the UK. In celebration, the iconic musical will visit theatres across the country next year, opening on Tuesday 17 January at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking. (more...)

NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Premieres Tonight at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

Matt Berry, Simon Bird, Lily Cole, Charlotte Ritchie & Tom Rosenthal Will Star in THE PHILANTHROPIST at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Simon Callow directs a new production of Oscar winner Christopher Hampton's most celebrated play, The Philanthropist, at the Trafalgar Studios, starring Matt Berry, Simon Bird, Lily Cole, Charlotte Ritchie and Tom Rosenthal. (more...)

Alexander Upstairs Presents Smash Hit Drama DANGLED for Three Performances Only
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

DANGLED is multiple award-winning writer Louis Viljoen's adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's short story 'Diary of a Madman'. Performed by Rob van Vuuren, himself the winner of numerous accolades, the show debuted to rave reviews last year. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre presents Regional Premiere of WHEN WE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) travels back to the 1970s with When We Were Young and Unafraid, an intriguing drama by Sarah Treem, one of the writers behind Netflix's House of Cards and co-creator of Showtime's award-winning drama The Affair. In this moving piece, a new arrival's influence forces the residents of an underground women's shelter to confront their own secrets. This powerful drama explores the passion of youth, the wisdom of age, and the people who awaken us to new possibilities. Playing February 21-March 12, 2017. Directed by Drew Fracher. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre presents Regional Premiere of WHEN WE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) travels back to the 1970s with When We Were Young and Unafraid, an intriguing drama by Sarah Treem, one of the writers behind Netflix's House of Cards and co-creator of Showtime's award-winning drama The Affair. In this moving piece, a new arrival's influence forces the residents of an underground women's shelter to confront their own secrets. This powerful drama explores the passion of youth, the wisdom of age, and the people who awaken us to new possibilities. Playing February 21-March 12, 2017. Directed by Drew Fracher. (more...)

NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Premieres Tonight at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, present the world premiere of Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS Returns to the Belgrade Theatre for 30th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

2017 marks 30 years since Bill Kenwright's production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers first toured the UK. In celebration, the iconic musical will visit the Belgrade Theatre Coventry from Mon 6 to Sat 11 March. (more...)

Countdown to Opening Night for FUNNY GIRL at The Fugard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

With only two weeks to go before its first performance, The Fugard Theatre is gearing up to welcome Capetonian audiences to a brand new production of the classic 1964 musical, FUNNY GIRL. (more...)

Heart-warming Comedy SHIRLEY VALENTINE Comes to The Marlowe Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Willy Russell's heart-warming comedy Shirley Valentine comes to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month.  (more...)

New Revival of SHIRLEY VALENTINE Comes to the King's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Willy Russell's heart-warming comedy Shirley Valentine premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. Next week, a new production starring Jodie Prenger will run at the King's Theatre, Glasgow forming part of a major revival of the classic story. (more...)

Showers in the Mother City Won't Rain on The Fugard's Parade as FUNNY GIRL Opens in Cape Town
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

There may have been a thunderstorm in the Mother City today, but nobody is gonna rain on The Fugard's parade as FUNNY GIRL celebrates its opening tonight. Having commenced performances on 18 April, The Fugard will welcome the media and special guests from the Cape Town entertainment scene at a special performance of the show this evening. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of KING OF THE ROAD Rolls into Laguna Beach
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the fifth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, a world premiere musical KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY, written by Cort Casady & Mary Arnold Miller, music by Roger Miller, musical direction by Omar D. Brancato and directed by Andrew Barnicle. (more...)

PICT Presents Pittsburgh Premiere of SIVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

On May 4th, PICT Classic Theatre will conclude its 2016-2017 Season at Union Project with John B. Keane's tragic romance, SIVE. (more...)

FROM THE BODONI COUNTY SONGBOOK ANTHOLOGY: A MUSICAL REVUE (OF SORTS) to Continue Journey with Stage Reading
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

SandRico Productions will present a musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of 'From the Bodoni County Songbook Anthology:  A Musical Revue (of sorts)' with original text and lyrics by Frank Gagliano and music by the late Claibe Richardson.  (more...)

SHIRLEY VALENTINE comes to Edinburgh's King's Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 11, 2017

Shirley is a Liverpool housewife. Her kids have left home and she makeschips and egg for her husband while talking to the wall. Where has her life disappeared to? Out of the blue, her best friend offers her a trip to Greece for 2 weeks and she secretly packs her bags. She heads for the sun and starts to see the world and herself very differently. (more...)

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