Malibu Playhouse Presents World Premiere of LIFE EXPECTANCY: A COMEDY IN THREE TRIMESTERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

THE MALIBU PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to present a world premiere play, LIFE EXPECTANCY: A COMEDY IN THREE TRIMESTERS, written by Catherine Butterfield and directed by Ron West. LIFE EXPECTANCY: A COMEDY IN THREE TRIMESTERS will preview on Thursday, October 6 & Friday, October 7 and will open on Saturday, October 8 and run through Sunday, October 23 at the Malibu Playhouse, 29243 Pacific Coast Highway, in Malibu.   (more...)

BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS - The Art of Clowning
by Keith Waits - Sep 6, 2016

The subject of The 39 Steps isn't an innocent man being chased by spies across Scotland, and it isn't Alfred Hitchcock, although it serves as a fine pastiche of iconic Hitchcock moments. What seems to be on the mind of Patrick Barlow, adapting the 1938 movie more than John Buchan's classic novel, is theatre itself; the nonsensical artificiality that lies at the core of the theatrical experience. It invites us to not just recognize but embrace it in uproarious celebration. (more...)

BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS at Actors Theater Of Louisville
by Taylor Clemons - Sep 3, 2016

Suspense and hilarity ensues with Actors Theater of Louisville's 2016-17 season opener! (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, launches the 2016-2017 season with Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host 'Writer-Producer Speed Date' This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents Writer-Producer Speed Date: The Art of the Pitch on Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 5:30pm to 10:30pm at NOLA, 250 W. 54th St., 11th fl., NYC. (more...)

TheatreSquared Presents Sharp and Funny Drama I AND YOU
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

TheatreSquared today announced the cast for Lauren Gunderson's critically acclaimed new drama, I And You, which begins performances October 12 in Northwest Arkansas. This "sharp and funny, buoyant" (Washington Post) new drama about the existential crisis of being an almost-adult is the winner of 2014 American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award. Classmates but virtual strangers, Caroline and Anthony are thrust together by a school project - which, he sheepishly tells her, is due tomorrow. (more...)

New Play LUNCH AT AUDREY's Gets NYC Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

An industry reading of the new play Lunch at Audrey's, will take place on September 29th at 3pm at the Linney Theatre at Signature Theatre Company (480 W. 42nd Street). (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, November 4 - December 4,  featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as "Judy Garland," direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as "Anthony," at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (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...)

Syracuse Stage to Host Sensory Friendly MARY POPPINS Performance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

 Syracuse Stage, Central New York's premiere professional theatre, will host the first sensory friendly live production in the region with a performance of Mary Poppins.  Welcoming to individuals with sensory, social and learning disabilities and their families, the performance will have special accommodations that create a more relaxed theatre experience without losing the magic of a live performance. (more...)

PUFFS Potter Parody Enrolls Full Class for Off-Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - presented by TILTED WINDMILLS THEATRICALS - has announced the complete cast for its upcoming Off-Broadway run. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Sets New Curtain Times Starting with THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Peninsula Players Theatre has announced new curtain times for its 2016 fall season with 7 p.m. evening performances and 3 p.m. matinees on select Sundays to its performances of the wildly comic thriller, "The 39 Steps" by Patrick Barlow running through Oct. 17.    (more...)

PCRT to Present MY FAIR LADY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre will present the classic musical My Fair Lady with Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and Music by Frederick Loewe. (more...)

THE 39 STEPS to Open This Month at the Laurel Hill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 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¬†themagic of theatre! This 2-time Tony¬ģ 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...)

KVPAC's Community Theatre Program Opens 2016-2017 Season This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

KVPAC's Encore Players kicks off their fall 2016 Season with George Reinblatt's Evil Dead, The Musical, a Candian rock musical stage play based on the cult classic film series. Critics have praised the show calling it 'the next Rocky Horror Show'. Directed by Jason Howard, the show opens September 30 and runs through October 1 and 2, 2016.  (more...)

Cast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The complete cast is set for the upcoming Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, a gospel-infused play that will run at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The show, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, begins previews on November 3 and opens on November 5. (more...)

BWW Review: Miraculous Rebecca Dines in David Lindsay-Abaire's Powerful GOOD PEOPLE at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Sep 12, 2016

Director Stephanie Gularte leads a brilliant ensemble in an astounding season opener. (more...)

Duke City Repertory Presents NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: FROM THE BASEMENT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

Duke City Repertory Theatre presents Night of the Living Dead: from the basement, based on the film by George A. Romero, adapted by DCRT company member Josh Heard and directed by DCRT Artistic Director Amelia Ampuero. The show features DCRT resident actors Ezra Colon, Frank Taylor Green, and Ashley Daniels as well as Catherine Pilafas (The 39 Steps, The Nutcracker) and introducing Elliott King to the DCRT stage.  (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre to Present Riotous Spy-Thriller THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, is thrilled to present the riotous spy-thriller "The 39 Steps" September 7 through October 16, 2016.  (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
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 24, 2016 - Sunday, July 24, 2016. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Tennessee Williams's A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR at The Print Room
by Marianka Swain - Aug 9, 2016

Artistic Director of The Print Room at the Coronet Anda Winters today announces the full cast for Tennessee Williams' rarely performed A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR, which opens the theatre's new Autumn season. Michael Oakley directs Debbie Chazen as Bodey, Hermione Gulliford as Helena, Laura Rogers as Dorothea and Julia Watson as Miss Gluck. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September and runs until 7 October. (more...)

The Collaborative Theatre Co. Presents THE ELEPHANT MAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Following a sold-out run of The 39 Steps, The Collaborative Theatre Co. announces their next co-production: The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance. Winner of a Tony, Drama Desk, and New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, The Elephant Man is based on the life of Englishman John Merrick. A horribly deformed young man living in 19th Century London, Merrick becomes the star freak attraction in traveling side shows. After being discovered abandoned and helpless, he is admitted to London's prestigious Whitechapel Hospital. Under the care of celebrated young physician Frederick Treves, Merrick is introduced to London society and slowly evolves from an object of pity to an urbane and witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati only to be denied his ultimate dream: to become a man like any other. (more...)

Everybody Knows Their Names! Grayson Powell, Jillian Louis, Barry Pearl and More Set for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment have just announced casting for the upcoming National Touring production of CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone & More Earn Jeff Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Six world premiere plays and four new adaptations seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards Committee. 178 nominations in 32 categories honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016. (more...)

Launch CT Chapter League of Professional Theatre Women
by Lauren Yarger - Aug 31, 2016

The League of Professional Theatre Women has launched a chapter in Connecticut. (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

David Josefsberg, Michael Kostroff and Ashley Spencer to Lead THE PRODUCERS at Paper Mill; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has just announced complete casting for Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

Robert Powell and Liza Goddard Set to Star in RELATIVELY SPEAKING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Robert Powell and Liza Goddard will star in a new production of Alan Ayckbourn's Relatively Speaking; one of his funniest plays and one that turned him into a household name. (more...)

BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS Takes On A New Comic Look
by Barry Lenny - Aug 25, 2016

Director, Jon Halpin, has found a talented cast who push themselves to the limits. (more...)

THE 39 STEPS Opens at Bathhouse Theatre in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

 Lamplight Productions, in collaboration with KTO Productions, presents its first production, The 39 Steps, winner of 2 Tony and Drama Desk awards. Based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock spy/romance film, this hit play is sure to please anyone who enjoys spies, hijinks, handcuffs, murder, missing fingers, kissing, secrets, chase scenes, more kissing, trains, planes and yes, automobiles. A cast of four actors tackle over 100 characters in what is guaranteed to be a riotous good time. (more...)

Starry Cast Tapped for North American Premiere of THE WAR OF THE ROSES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Delaware Theatre Company, the only theatre in the State of Delaware developing new works for Broadway, has announced the casting for its season opener THE WAR OF THE ROSES by Warren Adler, directed by Bud Martin. (more...)

The Barn Theatre School to Stage RED, WHITE AND TUNA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Get ready for a side-splitting, patriotic laugh riot starring two Barn favorites, Joe Aiello and Scott Burkell! The Barn Theatre School presents RED, WHITE AND TUNA, a comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard playing ONE WEEK August 30 - September 4. (more...)

TRU and The Playroom Theatre to Host September Introduction Panel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the September panel An Introduction to TRU: Free-for-Everyone Seasonal Kick-off plus Networking Meet-and-Greet, on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:30pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. (more...)

BWW Review: GROUNDHOG DAY, Old Vic, 17 August 2016
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

It's deja vu all over again, as the Matilda dream team reconvenes to bring the beloved Bill Murray-starring 1993 movie to stage. Serious expectations, then, but you wouldn't know it from this fearless, fleet-footed and impressively cohesive show - destined to be a smash hit because of, not despite, its glorious idiosyncrasies. (more...)

Bryan Banville and John Massey to Star in San Diego Musical Theatre's THE PRODUCERS; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre announced today the cast and creative team for the San Diego Regional Premiere of The Producers. (more...)

THE FATHER, Starring Artistic Director David Lamb, Heads to The Kavinoky Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Kavinoky Theatre has announced that Florian Zeller's THE FATHER will complete its 2016/2017 season. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville Kicks Off Their 53rd Season With THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES to Open Lakewood Playhouse's 78th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

?The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present the OPENING SHOW of our 78th SEASON: The 3 PERSON COMEDIC Version of the SHERLOCK HOLMES Classic THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (more...)

Cast Announced for RESOLUTION Premiere at Pride Films and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Pride Films and Plays is excited to start its fall season with the world premiere of Resolution, opening October 24 at Rivendell Theater, 5779 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago. Executive Director David Zak and Artistic Director Nelson Rodriguez announced the full cast today. (more...)

THE 39 STEPS at the Bathhouse Theater in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Lamplight Productions, in collaboration with KTO Productions, presents its first production, The 39 Steps, winner of 2 Tony and Drama Desk awards. Based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock spy/romance film, this hit play is sure to please anyone who enjoys spies, hijinks, handcuffs, murder, missing fingers, kissing, secrets, chase scenes, more kissing, trains, planes and yes, automobiles. A cast of four actors tackle over 100 characters in what is guaranteed to be a riotous good time. (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 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. (more...)

BBT's HAIRSPRAY Opens at the Riverwalk Center August 26th!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire - to dance.  And dance she does through her downtrodden neighborhood, through the harsh put-downs of her schoolmates, and through the racial barriers dividing 1960s Baltimore.  When she gets the chance to be a dancer on the "Corny Collins TV Show," Tracy ignites a rock 'n roll revolution among her friends, defuses racial tensions, and finds love against all odds.  Big heart...big hair...and a great big hit!  Winner of 2003 Ton Awards including Best Musical! (more...)

State Theatre Company Announces 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

A brand new production of the Olivier Award-winning comedy The 39 Steps that will star Nathan Page, of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries fame, is set to warm up Adelaide's winter. (more...)

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