Theater Resources Unlimited & The Playroom Theatre to Host 'Practical Playwriting: How to Write for Commercial Production,' 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present Practical Playwriting: How to Write for Commercial Production, on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10:00am - 5:30pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. The workshop is one of a series of TRU BEGINNINGS workshops, opportunities for early development of new work. For more details and to download an application, please visit http://truonline.org/events/practical-playwriting/ (more...)

Stage Door Players to Present THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Continuing their 42nd Season, STAGE DOOR PLAYERS brings you the madcap comedy The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan, directed by George Contini, featuring Jacob York (full cast below). The show opens on Friday, May 20 and runs through Sunday, June 12. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8pm, and Sundays at 2:30pm. Single tickets are on sale now at the box office (770-396-1726), or online at www.stagedoorplayers.net. Tickets are $30; senior, student, and youth discounts are available. (more...)

BWW Review: Pittsburgh CLO Invites Audiences to Journey THE 39 STEPS
by Dylan Shaffer - May 31, 2016

A murder. A mystery. A few laughs with your wine and cheese. All of these are offered at the CLO Cabaret Theatre, where for the next few months, audiences can witness The 39 Steps on stage. (more...)

BWW Review: Swapping Hats and Inducing Hilarity with CDG's THE 39 STEPS
by Kristen Morale - May 3, 2016

Loosely based on the 1915 novel written by John Buchan, later made into the 1935 movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock and gradually turned into a staged comical farce in 2005 by Patrick Barlow, The 39 Steps is something quite wonderful to see when brought about by a gifted director and a very talented cast of four that could bring about such a myriad of wacky characters. Director Scott Hamilton, as he states in his curtain speech, was certain that he wanted to lead this show towards its absolute comedic potential, and now writing in hindsight, it is clear that he manages to do just that give quite an optimistic start to what will be a rather epic new season at the Chatham Drama Guild. In relation to that and just to mention, the Guild has been offering wonderful performances since the time Hitchcock's movie was made, so this show is sure not to disappoint anybody who enjoys an innocent and rather traditional form of visual, laugh-loud-comedy. (more...)

Catherine Butterfield Comedy LIFE EXPECTANCY to Play Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Catherine Butterfield, author of the plays JOINED AT THE HEAD, THE SLEEPER, LIFE IN THE TREES and BROWNSTONE, among others, will premiere her latest comedy, LIFE EXPECTANCY, at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Second City alum Ron West will helm the play. (more...)

Hudson Village Theatre to Present THE LADIES FOURSOME, 6/22-7/10
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

HVT (Hudson Village Theatre) presents The Ladies Foursome, from Canada's well-loved and prolific playwright, Norm Foster. An instant hit when it debuted at the Upper Canada Village Playhouse in July of 2014, this 'hijinks on the links' comedy, running from June 22 to July 10, is directed by Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre's Co-founder and Co-artistic Director, Alison Darcy. (more...)

Ivoryton Playhouse to Present THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

? Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! (more...)

Douglas Hodge & Kelli Barrett to Star in MY FAIR LADY at Bay Street Theater; Michael Arden Will Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced some of the principal cast of MY FAIR LADY, Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw & Gabriel Pascal's motion picture, and Directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of (more...)

BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS, Theatre Royal, Glasgow, May 16 2016
by Natalie O'Donoghue - May 17, 2016

Alfred Hitchcock's classic spy thriller, The 39 Steps, brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage as the smash hit Olivier Award-Winning Comedy is now on tour after 9 years in London's West End. (more...)

Sundog Theatre to Stage Existential Tragicomedy WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Sundog Theatre is pleased to announce this summer's acclaimed Samuel Beckett tragicomedy, WAITING FOR GODOT. (more...)

Andre De Shields to Guest Star in WOZ: A ROCK CABARET at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Joining the original cast as the Wizard is Tony Award-nominated actor Andre De Shields, Broadway's original 'The Wiz' (1975). (more...)

Theatre at the Center Sets Cast of THE ODD COUPLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

?Actors Norm Boucher and George Keating will play the leads in Theatre at the Center's cast for the famous comedy classic The Odd Couple, the 1965 Broadway hit by iconic playwright Neil Simon.   Directed by Larry Wyatt, The Odd Couple runs from July 14 to Aug. 14.    (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Names Artistic Company for 81st Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces company members for its 81st season, running June 14 through October 16, 2016. The mix of plays include a late-in-life romance, an intriguing whodunit, a raucous pop-rock musical, an engaging Midwest premiere and a wildly comic thriller. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/2; THE 39 STEPS in Pittsburgh, STEEL MAGNOLIAS in Cleveland and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 3, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Portland and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include The 39 Steps at Pittsburgh CLO, a 'must-see' STEEL MAGNOLIAS in Cleveland, and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at Portland Center Stage, just to name a few. (more...)

Mendocino Theatre Company to Present BOB: A LIFE IN FIVE ACTS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

]Five actors, one musician and twelve large cubes come together on stage for The Mendocino Theatre Company's production of  Bob: A Life in Five Acts, a fun, fast-paced, and unconventional comedy by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, opening June 9th. (more...)

THE MOUSETRAP to Open 60th Anniversary Tour at Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

?Agatha Christie's beloved murder mystery The Mousetrap will begin the final leg of its record-breaking, and first ever, UK tour at Glasgow Theatre Royal on Monday 12 September.  (more...)

Four Clowns' Artistic Director Jeremy Aluma Steps Down
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Jeremy Aluma, the Founder and Artistic Director of Four Clowns for the past seven seasons is stepping down as Artistic Director. Aluma will be moving to Chicago this summer to pursue his MFA in Directing at DePaul University. (more...)

Adirondack Theatre Festival to Continue 22nd Summer Season with 'THIRTY DAY MOURNING PERIOD'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Continuing Adirondack Theatre Festival's (ATF) 22nd summer season of professional theatre is THIRTY DAY MOURNING PERIOD. Directed by Mark Shanahan, THIRTY DAY MOURNING PERIOD will be performed as a staged reading and feature a post-show discussion with the playwright, Hank Greene. The event will be held at the Charles R. Wood Theater (207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls), in the recently renovated Cabaret space on July 6th & 7th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Wood Theater Box Office, online at ATFestival.org, or by calling (518) 480-4878. Discount season flex passes are available for the full seven show line-up. (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...)

Hedgerow Theatre to Present BOEING BOEING, 7/7-8/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Audiences are advised to fasten their seatbelts and be prepared to laugh themselves silly as Boeing Boeing, this year's summer farce at Hedgerow Theatre, takes off from July 7 to August 21. (more...)

KVPAC Encore Players to Present WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

KVPAC's Encore Players present Waiting for Godot next month, an award-winning two-act play by Irish writer Samuel Beckett and directed by Morgan Midkiff. Hailed by many as the most significant English language play of the 20th century, Beckett's masterpiece is without a doubt the most prominent work of the 'Theatre of the Absurd,' a dramatic body of work largely defined by the characteristic traits of Godot. (more...)

Gallery Players Set 50th Season: GYPSY, A FEW GOOD MEN & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Awarding-winning Gallery Players continues its history of 'bringing Broadway to Brooklyn' as they celebrate a landmark with the announcement of their 50th Season.   (more...)

Jeeves & Wooster to Bring PERFECT NONSENSE to Sydney Opera House This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

?Following a sell-out year on London's West End, three successful UK tours and a season in Mumbai, the charmingly incompetent English gentleman Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet Jeeves are packing their bags for a trip to Sydney. (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...)

Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP Begins Final Leg of Record-breaking UK Tour
by Marianka Swain - Jun 2, 2016

Agatha Christie's beloved murder mystery THE MOUSETRAP will begin the final leg of its record-breaking, and first ever, UK tour at Glasgow Theatre Royal on 12th September. The tour will then visit Swindon, Cardiff, Wakefield, Perth, Ayr, Edinburgh, Guildford, Birmingham, Tunbridge Wells, Isle of Wight, Derry, Oxford, Carlisle and Aberystwyth. (more...)

THE 39 STEPS Opens Today at Carrollwood Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Opening today at Carrollwood Players Theatre is The 39 Steps, a madcap spy spoof based on the 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock.  Part spy novel, part comedy, The 39 Steps relies on just four actors to play over 150 roles in the whirlwind adventure. (more...)

Official: Ophelia Lovibond, Cornelius Booth & More to Join Dominic Cooper in THE LIBERTINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Further cast members are announced to join the previously confirmed star Dominic Cooper in Stephen Jeffreys' sexually charged masterpiece The Libertine this autumn. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson, the play will have a limited run from 31 August to 17 September at Bath Theatre Royal as part of the theatre's 2016 summer season, prior to a West End engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with opening night for press on 27 September. (more...)

Photo Flash: TIME STANDS STILL at Jobsite Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Jobsite closes their 2015-16 season with a timely drama from a modern master of the American theater: Donald Margulies' Time Stands Still plays July 8-31, 2016, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Is 20th Annual Shakespeare Under The Stars Production
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series, opening Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and running through August 14, 2016 with previews July 6-8. Pack a picnic and experience the Shakespearean classic that the Chicago Sun-Times raves to be "ideal for the sylvan backdrop of Oak Brook's Peabody Estate grounds, [A Midsummer Night's] Dream seems to speak directly to the trees and moonlight." Shakespeare's magical story about the difficulties of love is directed by Jeff Award-nominee Alison C. Vesely and produced by David Rice, author of The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe and composer, adaptor and lyricist of Shakespeare's Cymbeline: A Folk Tale with Music. (more...)

First Folio Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Open in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

First Folio Theatre presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series, opening Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and running through August 14,2016 with previews July 6-8. Pack a picnic and experience the Shakespearean classic that the Chicago Sun-Times raves to be 'ideal for the sylvan backdrop of Oak Brook's Peabody Estate grounds, [A Midsummer Night's] Dream seems to speak directly to the trees and moonlight.' Shakespeare's magical story about the difficulties of love is directed by Jeff Award-nominee Alison C. Vesely and produced by David Rice, author of The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe and composer, adaptor and lyricist of Shakespeare's Cymbeline: A Folk Tale with Music. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of First Folio Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series, opening tonight, July 9, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and running through August 14, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Lamb's Players to Exit Horton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

LAMB'S PLAYERS THEATRE has announced that after eight years as the resident company managing the Horton Grand Theatre it will end its tenure there after July 17th. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Extends THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Due to popular demand, The 39 Steps has been extended at the CLO Cabaret through August 28.  The show was previously scheduled to close on August 14.  Tickets for all remaining performances are now on sale at CLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or visiting the Box Office at Theater Square. (more...)

Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra's Relationship Exposed in New Play
by Edward Baker - Jul 5, 2016

This acclaimed new play tells the little known, exhaustively researched, story of the relationship between showbiz icons Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra, who lived together for five tempestuous weeks in 1955 and remained close right up until her death. On the night she died, Marilyn played nothing but Sinatra albums on her record player. It turns out the last voice she heard meant a great deal to her. (more...)

Rivertown Theatre Announces 2016/17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Rivertown Theaters is getting ready to present a spectacular lineup of productions for the 2016-2017 season beginning with 'Let The Good Times Roll' starring the Big Easy Buddies opening September 9. (more...)

Meet the Cast of Prom Queen: The Musical at Segal Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The Segal Centre is proud to announce the 18 person cast of their upcoming world premiere, Prom Queen: The Musical written by Kent Staines with lyrics by Akiva Romer-Segal and music by Colleen Dauncey. This original Canadian production will be directed by Marcia Kash and is developed in association with Producer Mary Young Leckie. Inspired by the incredible, true story of Marc Hall, the Ontario teenager who took his Catholic School Board to court when they refused to let him attend prom with his boyfriend, the highly-anticipated new musical will feature both fresh and familiar faces at the Segal Centre fromOctober 27 to November 20, 2016. (more...)

Potter Parody PUFFS to Apparate Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Tilted Windmill Theatricals will present PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - the sold-out sensation running in New York since December 2015 - as it transfers Off-Broadway to The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). (more...)

THE 39 STEPS Extended Again at CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Pittsburgh can't get enough of The 39 Steps! Due to increased demand, The 39 Steps has been extended at the CLO Cabaret through September 11 before THE TOXIC AVENGER takes over!  The show was previously extended through August 28.  Tickets for all remaining performances are now on sale at CLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or visiting the Box Office at Theater Square. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for THE WOLVES Premiere at Playwrights Realm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Sarah Delappe's THE WOLVES. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Presents the Hilarious Comedy MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents Moonlight and Magnolias, the hilarious fly on the wall comedy by Ron Hutchinson about how the most iconic film in Hollywood history almost didn't get made. Directed by Stephanie A. Coltrin, this production features the same principal cast members from her critically acclaimed staging of Moonlight and Magnolias at Hermosa Beach Playhouse in 2010. Just in time for the 80th anniversary of Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, 'Gone With the Wind,' Rubicon brings this wildly funny, behind-the-scenes farce to Ventura on Saturday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. with an after party to follow atThe Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood. Previews are August 31, Sept. 1 and 2. The show runs through September 18. (more...)

The Old Laundry Theatre Announces Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere, in the heart of the Lake District, announces its exciting and diverse Autumn season including GRIFF RHYS JONES' first solo comedy tour with his brand new show Jones And Smith. ALAN AYCKBOURN directs the first major revival of his classic comedy Henceforward. And, as part of Beatrix Potter's 150th anniversary year, The Old Laundry Theatre presents a new adaptation of Eric Pringle's insightful play Meeting Bea. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/23-7/24/2016
by - Jul 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 24, 2016 - Sunday, July 24, 2016. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Moving House- How a Tony-Winning Play Switches Theatres
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 24, 2016

Broadway shows changing houses is not a totally uncommon thing, though it has happened just a handful of times over the past few years. In 2013, Mamma Mia! packed up at the Winter Garden to continue its run at the Broadhurst Theatre. Rock of Ages moved three blocks from the Brooks Atkinson to the Helen Hayes in 2011. Before that, such shows as The 39 Steps, August: Osage County, The Lion King, and Chicago did the same. So what exactly goes into moving from Broadway's smallest theatre to a 1093-seat house? (Hint: Despite the show's apartment-style set, it's more than just cardboard boxes and a U-Haul.) Stage Manager Billy Barnes explains: (more...)

AVENUE Q opens at Ocean State Theatre on August 3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC)¬†is thrilled to be concluding their summer season with the hysterical and touching¬†Tony¬ģ¬†Award-winning¬†musical,Avenue Q,¬†which opens on August 3. (more...)

Top 10 Page To Stage Adaptations
by Marianka Swain - Jul 20, 2016

Harry Potter mania grips London, while over the pond the States is seized by Hamilton fever. What do they have in common? Both originated in literary sources - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in J.K. Rowling's book series, and Hamilton in Ron Chernow's historical biography. They're not alone, with other examples this summer including Breakfast at Tiffany's, now in the West End, Therese Raquin at Southwark Playhouse, and the return of Pride and Prejudice to Regent's Park Open Air. So, here are 10 of the best page to stage adaptations. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE ODD COUPLE Celebrates Opening Night at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

On Sunday, July 17 Theatre at the Center celebrated opening night of the Neil Simon comedy classic THE ODD COUPLE. THE ODD COUPLE runs through August 14. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Company of Fools Artist John Glenn Receives Excellence in the Arts Governor's Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Company of Fools and Sun Valley Center for the Arts are pleased to announce that Core Company Artist John Glenn is among the 2016 recipients of the Governor's Awards in the Arts. Governor C. L. Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter announced this year's honorees in August.  Glenn received the Excellence in the Arts distinction.  This is the third award from Idaho's Governors in Company of Fools' 21 year history - Denise Simone, Core Company Artist, received the 2014 Excellence in the Arts and in 2004 Company of Fools was awarded the same distinction. (more...)

Elements Theatre to Crown Summer 2016 with Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Crowning its year-long tribute to Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, Elements Theatre Company presents King Lear under the direction of Danielle Dwyer, CJ. In the striking outdoor setting of the Atrium of the Church of the Transfiguration, the members of Elements Theatre Company bring all of their passionate dedication and expertise to the Bard's riveting portrayal of a kingdom and families torn apart. Press night is Opening night, August 12, 7:00pm guest lecture Dr. Kathryn Moncrief, followed by outdoor performance 8:00pm. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces Cast for THE TOXIC AVENGER!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Are you ready to ROCK, Pittsburgh? Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce casting for the Pittsburgh premiere of THE TOXIC AVENGER, September 22 - December 18 at the CLO Cabaret. This cult film-turned musical smash is a toxic love story with an environmental twist you won't want to miss! Featuring a rock score with instant hits such as: "Who Will Save New Jersey," "Thank God She's Blind," "My Big French Boyfriend" and "Evil is Hot," THE TOXIC AVENGER is sure to satisfy musical theater and movie lovers from the 'Burgh and beyond. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Folio Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

 First Folio Theatre presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series, which opened Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and runs through August 14, 2016. Shakespeare's magical story about the difficulties of love is directed by Hayley Rice and produced by David Rice, author ofThe Madness of Edgar Allan Poe and composer, adaptor and lyricist of Shakespeare's Cymbeline: A Folk Tale with Music. (more...)

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