So Easy Your Dog Could Book It! Broadway's SYLVIA to Launch Digital Lottery Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Booking tickets to SYLVIA just got so easy your dog could do it for you. The play is the latest Broadway show to launch a digital lottery! (more...)

Animal Experts and More Set for SYLVIA's Tuesday Talk-Back Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

SYLVIA, the acclaimed comedy by two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominee A.R. Gurney (The Dining Room, Love Letters) proudly announces its TUESDAY TALK-BACK SERIES. Beginning this coming Tuesday, November 10th, audiences will be invited to stay for post-show discussions that will feature members of the Sylvia cast and company, in addition to leading animal experts, authors, media personalities and animal- related non-profits. (more...)

VIDEO: In Performance: Matthew Broderick & Annaleigh Ashford in Scene from SYLVIA
by Stage Tube - Nov 3, 2015

This week's New York Times In Performance video features Tony Award-winning actors Matthew Broderick and Annaleigh Ashford in a scene from A. R. Gurney's comedy SYLVIA (more...)

Breaking News: SYLVIA Will Conclude Broadway Run in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

SYLVIA, the Broadway revival of the play by two-time Pulitzer Prize-nomineeA.R. Gurney (The Dining Room, Love Letters) will end its limited-engagement on Sunday, January 3, 2016.  SYLVIA began previews on Friday, October 2ndand opened on Tuesday, October 27, 2015.  When it closes, SYLVIA will have played 79 performances and 27 previews.  SYLVIA is currently playing at The Cort Theatre (138 W. 48th Street). Tickets for SYLVIA are available online atwww.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200, or in-person at The Cort Theatre box office (138 W. 48th St.).   (more...)

Linda Emond and More Join Ralph Fiennes in Old Vic's THE MASTER BUILDER; Headed to Broadway Next Fall!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 19, 2015

David Hare's new adaptation of Ibsen's THE MASTER BUILDER has rounded out its company, led by Ralph Fiennes, for its winter run at The Old Vic, and Broadway actress Linda Emond is among the new additions to the cast. Not only that, but the Daily Mail is reporting that producer Scott Rudin will bring the production to Broadway next fall. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Pre-Sale Now Underway at Stratford Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2015

Tickets to the Stratford Festival's North American premiere of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE are now on pre-sale. (more...)

VIDEO: SYLVIA's Annaleigh Ashford Proves She's Good With Dogs at Bideawee
by Michael Dale - Nov 13, 2015

The Tony-winner shows she can not only play a dog, she can train one as well. (more...)

Gate Theatre's MEDEA, Starring Emma Beattie, Extends Through December 5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

The Gate Theatre announces today that its critically acclaimed production of MEDEA will extend by an extra week.  The production, in association with Belvoir, Sydney and directed by Anne-Louise Sarks, will now run until Saturday 5 December.  (more...)

Animal Experts and More Set for SYLVIA's Tuesday Talk-Back Series, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

SYLVIA, the acclaimed comedy by two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominee A.R. Gurney (The Dining Room, Love Letters) kicks off its TUESDAY TALK-BACK SERIES. Beginning tonight, November 10th, audiences will be invited to stay for post-show discussions that will feature members of the Sylvia cast and company, in addition to leading animal experts, authors, media personalities and animal- related non-profits. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/30/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

David Hare's SKYLIGHT Opens in June at MTC
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

David Hare's contemporary classic Skylight returns to Melbourne Theatre Company's stage 20 years after its Australian premiere. Led by newly appointed MTC Associate Director Dean Bryant (I'll Eat You Last, Next to Normal), Skylight opens on Thursday 23 June at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner.  (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH at the Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH, an evening of imaginative, provocative and hilarious political satire from some of the UK's most celebrated playwrights, directed by Max Stafford-Clark, will play at the Arts Theatre in London from 18 May until 2 July, with a press night on 24 May. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Reed Birney & More Set for THE ASSEMBLY Talkbacks at New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

To accompany the world premiere of their latest original work, I Will Look Forward to This Later, presented by New Ohio Theatre as part of the Archive Residency, a collaboration between the New Ohio and IRT Theater, The Assembly is curating a post-show conversation series. Talkbacks will feature artists from a multitude of disciplines sparking inter-generational dialogue on the topic of sustaining a life, and career, in the arts world. (more...)

BWW Interview: Next Iteration Theater Brings New Political Drama THE BABY to MATCH
by Katricia Lang - Mar 3, 2016

'The personal is political,' wrote radical feminist Carol Hanisch. Next Iteration Theater Company explores this concept in theatrical form with its world premiere of THE BABY, a political and family drama by Houston and London-based playwright Lisa Boss Omlie. (more...)

Riant Theatre Announces 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director), a nonprofit theatre supporting playwrights and theatremakers of diverse cultural backgrounds, is holding the Launch Party for its annual Strawberry One-Act and Theatre Festival on Saturday, June 25, 2016, 3pm at the Poet's Den Theatre (309 East 108th Street, NYC). The evening will include the presentation of 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award For Outstanding Achievement In Television and Theatre to the Emmy-winning stage, film and TV actor Joe Morton, Tony Nominee and eight time AUDELCO Award winner, Andre De Shields, the acclaimed Broadway and television actress Barbara Montgomery, and multiple Grammy Award winner, Broadway musical director and arranger Chapman Roberts. A reception with food, drinks and dancing will follow. Tickets ($50 before June 15th; $60 after that date) are available through The Riant Theatre's website (www.therianttheatre.com) and by calling the box office at 646-623-3488. They can also be purchased (cash only) at the door. (more...)

BWW Review: YVONNE RAINER Recites The News in The Concept of Dust: Continuous Project-Altered Annually
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jun 6, 2016

Does the idea of listening to Yvonne Rainer read excerpts from news articles while six nominally enthusiastic dancers of a certain age perform movement patterns mixed in with jazz phrases appeal to you? Then you would have loved being at The Kitchen on June 3rd, 2016 for American Dance Institute's presentation of Ms. Rainer's 'The Concept of Dust: Continuous Project-Altered Annually'. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 6/6/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for STUFF HAPPENS at the National, Marking Chilcot Publication
by Marianka Swain - Jun 30, 2016

The National Theatre has today announced full casting for David Hare's Stuff Happens, which returns to the National Theatre on 6 July, the day the Chilcot Inquiry report is published. (more...)

Showtime Orders Limited Series PURITY Starring Daniel Craig
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

SHOWTIME announced the pick-up of the new limited series PURITY, based on the novel of the same name from best-selling author Jonathan Franzen, and starring and executive produced by internationally-acclaimed actor Daniel Craig. T (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/8; DAMN YANKEES in Pittsburgh, WEST SIDE STORY in Portland and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 8, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Pittsburgh, Portland, Orlando and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include DAMN YANKEES at Pittsburgh CLO, WEST SIDE STORY in Portland, and THE BROTHERS SIZE in Orlando, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: STUFF HAPPENS, National Theatre, 6 July 2016
by Marianka Swain - Jul 7, 2016

When Sir John Chilcot stepped up to the mic to deliver his long-awaited verdict on the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he did so calmly, steadily, but with forensic and devastating analytical precision. David Hare's Stuff Happens, which beat Chilcot to the punch by some 12 years, is similarly measured, mixing detailed documentary re-enactment with imagining of what went on behind closed doors. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with STUFF HAPPENS at the National Theatre
by Edward Baker - Jul 7, 2016

The American Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfeld's famous response to the looting of Baghdad at a press conference in April 2003 provided the title for David Hare's play. First performed at the NT in 2004, the play explores the extraordinary events leading up to the invasion of Iraq. (more...)

BWW Review: QUEENS OF SYRIA, Young Vic, 7 July 2016
by Marianka Swain - Jul 7, 2016

Last night's Stuff Happens revival was concerned with warmongering men chasing glory from afar. Now we meet the women who suffer most from such conflict: 13 Syrian refugees, driven from their homeland. Their voices are seldom heard amidst the din, but thanks to Georgina Paget, Charlotte Eagar and William Stirling's drama therapy workshop, which grew into a fully-fledged performance and will tour nationally following its London run, those voices now ring out across the UK. (more...)

Mark Strong and Hope Davis Lead David Hare's THE RED BARN at National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 18, 2016

THE RED BARN, a new play by David Hare, based on the novel, La Main, by Georges Simenon opens in the Lyttelton Theatre on 6 October (press night 17 October). (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announces Full Casts for WAITING FOR GODOT and World Premiere of THE NAP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

With the critically acclaimed Show Boat currently running in the Crucible, and Partus and A Raisin in the Sun in rehearsals, Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Daniel Evans announces the full casts for the forthcoming productions of Waiting For Godot and the world premiere of Richard Bean's comedy thriller The Nap, both at the Crucible this spring. (more...)

2 ACROSS, Starring Andrea McArdle & Kip Gilman, Adds Wednesday Matinees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

A new batch of tickets are now on sale for the Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Mayer's new comedy, 2 ACROSS, which began a open-ended engagement on November 14th at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Emmy Award nominee Evelyn Rudie ("Eloise") directs a cast that stars Andrea McArdle and Kip Gilman. Tickets are now on sale through March 20th. Wednesday Matinees at 2pm have also been added to accommodate the demand. (more...)

SYLVIA, Starring Annaleigh Ashford and Matthew Broderick, Concludes Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2016

SYLVIA, the Broadway revival of the play by two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominee A.R. Gurney (The Dining Room, Love Letters) will end its limited-engagement today, Sunday, January 3, 2016. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Sets Full Cast of MACBETH, Starring Conleth Hill & Frances McDormand
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Berkeley Rep presents Shakespeare's dark and violent tragedy on the Roda Stage. This classic exploration of the ominous side of ambition tells the story of a couple bound together in their thirst for the Scottish throne. Driven by an evil prophesy and his scheming wife, Macbeth kills the king and claims his crown, thus beginning a moral descent into a reign of terror. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ralph Fiennes, Linda Emond & More in THE MASTER BUILDER at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Directed by Matthew Warchus, The Master Builder opens at the Old Vic on February 3 (previews from January 23). Ralph Fiennes stars as Halvard Solness alongside Linda Emond as Aline Solness and Sarah Snook as Hilde Wangel. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Phoenix Theatre to Stage World Premiere of PULP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Pulp, opening February 11, 2016 on the Steve and Livia Russell Stage. This production runs through March 6, with Bryan Fonseca serving as director. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Announces Full Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

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Tickets to JUDAS KISS with Rupert Everett in Toronto on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

David Mirvish will present Rupert Everett starring in the North American premiere of Neil Armfield's production of David Hare's The Judas Kiss. This production began at London's Hampstead Theatre in 2012, where it received unanimous raves and broke the theatre's box office record. Due to popular demand, it transferred to London's West End, where it also had a brilliant engagement. (more...)

Jack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this "sure-fire, action packed hit" (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a "sensational night of theater" (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Rachel Weisz Will Return to the Stage in Revival of David Hare's PLENTY at The Public; David Leveaux to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that David Hare's PLENTY will receuve its first major New York revival as part of The Public's 2016-17 season. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring Academy and Olivier Award winner Rachel Weisz, the award-winning post-World War II drama about a former secret agent first premiered at The Public in 1982 and then transferred to Broadway in 1983 to receive a Tony nomination for Best Play. (more...)

Max Stafford-Clark to Direct A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH, May 18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark will team up with some of the UK's most celebrated playwrights for an evening of political satire: A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH, opening at the Arts Theatre in London on 18 May until 2 July, with a press night on 24 May. (more...)

Tarragon & Studio 180 to Present YOU WILL REMEMBER ME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Tarragon Theatre, in a co-production with Studio 180 Theatre, presents the Toronto premiere of You Will Remember Me by Governor General's Award-winning playwright François Archambault, one of Québec's most dynamic voices, in a translation by Bobby Theodore. Directed by Studio 180 co-founder and Artistic Director Joel Greenberg, You Will Remember Me is a vivid and elegant drama about family and memory that stars R.H. Thomson, Kimwun Perehinec, Nancy Palk, Mark McGrinder and Michela Cannon. You Will Remember Me previews from March 1, opens March 9 and runs to April 10 in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)

Richard Bean's Snooker Play THE NAP, with Jack O'Connell, Extends at the Crucible
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces that the world premiere of Richard Bean's THE NAP - directed by Sheffield's Associate Director Richard Wilson - will extend its run by one week to the 2 April due to popular demand. (more...)

Lookingglass to Stage Federico Garcia Lorca's BLOOD WEDDING, 3/2-4/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

?Lookingglass Theatre Company continues its 28th Season with Federico Garcia Lorca's Blood Wedding, translated by Michael Dewell and Carmen Zapata, and directed by Ensemble Member Daniel Ostling. Blood Wedding runs March 2 - April 24, 2016 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. (more...)

New Off-Broadway Comedy 2 ACROSS, Starring Andrea McArdle, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

The Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Mayer's new comedy, 2 Across, is currently playing an open-ended engagement at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The production officially opens tonight, December 9, with Emmy Award nominee Evelyn Rudie ('Eloise') directing a cast that stars Andrea McArdle and Kip Gilman. (more...)

VIDEO: Becoming SYLVIA, An Inside Look At Annaleigh Ashford's Physicality Coachings
by Michael Dale - Dec 7, 2015

How the Tony-winner trained to perfect the realistic physicality needed to play Matthew Broderick's four-legged friend. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look At Ralph Fiennes In THE MASTER BUILDER!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2015

Directed by Matthew Warchus, The Master Builder opens at the Old Vic on February 3 (previews from January 23). Ralph Fiennes stars as Halvard Solness alongside Linda Emond as Aline Solness and Sarah Snook as Hilde Wangel. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of BUTLER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the Regional Premiere of Butler opening January 7, 2016 on the Frank and Katrina Basile Stage. This production runs through February 7, with Dale McFadden serving as director. (more...)

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, 'CYRANO' & More Set for Theatr Clwyd's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

New Artistic Director of Theatr Clywd Tamara Harvey today announces her inaugural theatre season for the company. (more...)

VIDEO: Matthew Broderick and Annaleigh Ashford Talk SYLVIA on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Actors Matthew Broderick and Annaleigh Ashford stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to help collect donations for the TODAY Toy Drive and talk about their roles in the Broadway play SYLVIA (more...)

Public Theater Announces Cast of THE GABRIELS Three-Play Cycle
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the world premiere three-play cycle THE GABRIELS: Election Year in the Life of One Family, written and directed by Richard Nelson. Featuring the same core acting company for all three productions, Play One: HUNGRY, will begin previews on Saturday, February 27 and run through, Sunday, March 20, with an official press opening on Friday, March 4, 2016. The second play, WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?, will premiere in September and the final play in the new cycle, WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, will open on election night, November 8, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: ELOISE Artist Hilary Knight Poses with Evelyn Rudie and Andrea McArdle at 2 ACROSS Opening
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2015

ELOISE creator Hilary Knight caught up with Evelyn Rudie who created the role of ELOISE in 1956 on television's 'Playhouse 90.' It brought her critical acclaim and an Emmy nomination at age six-the first time a child actress was so honored. Evelyn is now the director of the acclaimed off-Broadway hit, 2 ACROSS, which stars Andrea McArdle. Below, check out a picture of Knight, Rudie, and McArdle posing at the 2 ACROSS opening night! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Andrea McArdle & Kip Gilman in 2 ACROSS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

The Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Mayer's new comedy, 2 Across, began a open-ended engagement on November 14th at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Emmy Award nominee Evelyn Rudie ("Eloise") directs a cast that stars Andrea McArdle and Kip Gilman. Opening Night is set for Wednesday December 9th. (more...)

Ain Gordon World Premiere Set for Painted Bride Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

1972: Dr. John Fryer dons an oversize tuxedo and rubber joke shop mask to become Dr. Henry Anonymous and confront the American Psychiatric Association with these words: 'I am a homosexual, I am a psychiatrist.' The latest work by renowned theatre artist Ain Gordon, 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous, is a new play drawn from the 217 boxes of archive materials from national LGBT activist of Dr. John Fryer discovered by Ain Gordon during his two-year embedded artist status at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP). This new work is set to run, May 5-7, at the Painted Bride Arts Center, 230 Vine Street. All performances are at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20. Painted Bride and Historical Society of Pennsylvania members can save $5. Tickets and more information are available online at www.paintedbride.org or by phone at 215.925.9914. (more...)

Ann Mitchell, Steve John Shepherd & More to Star in A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH at Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Casting has been announced for A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH, an evening of imaginative, provocative and hilarious political satire from some of the UK's most celebrated playwrights, directed by Max Stafford-Clark, playing at the Arts Theatre in London from 18 May until 2 July, with a press night on 24 May. (more...)

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