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The Finborough Rediscovers Howard Brenton Classic, MAGNIFICENCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

"I loathe us, I loathe our stupid puerile view of the World … That WE have only to do it, that WE have only to go puff, and the monster buildings will go splat…" The first professional London production in over 40 years of Magnificence, the seminal 1973 play by revered British dramatist Howard Brenton, runs at the Finborough Theatre for a strictly limited four week season from Tuesday, 25 October 2016 (Press Nights: Thursday, 27 October and Friday, 28 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

RocketSpace and Alchemist Join Forces to Accelerate Growth of Top Tech Startups
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

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Patrick Breen, Sophina Brown and Arden Myrin Join Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Long Wharf Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, in conjunction with the Old Globe in San Diego, presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, running from September 28 through October 23, 2016. The full cast has just been announced! (more...)

National Black Theatre Presents SWEET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) kicks off its 48th season with "The Alchemy of Black Joy," an exhibition of original works by renowned photographer Peter Cooper on Wednesday, September 7, and the world premiere of Harrison David Rivers' play "Sweet" on Wednesday, October 19. The events and productions reflect the theater company's theme this season: "In Pursuit of Black Joy." (more...)

BWW Review: THE ALCHEMIST, Barbican Theatre, 14 September 2016
by Gary Naylor - Sep 15, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a frenetic, physical production of the Ben Jonson classic that fizzes with fibbing and foolishness. (more...)

Atlanta Shakespeare Company To Host the Ben Jonson First Folio...
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

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Lyric Hammersmith Announces Casting for SHOPPING AND F***ING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Shopping and Fucking. Alex Arnold will be playing Robbie, Ashley McGuire will be playing Brian, David Moorst will be playing Gary, Sam Spruell will be playing Mark, Sophie Wu will be playing Lulu. (more...)

Patrick Breen, Sophina Brown and Arden Myrin Join Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Long Wharf Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, in conjunction with the Old Globe in San Diego, presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, running from September 28 through October 23, 2016. The full cast has just been announced! (more...)

ATC and Young Vic Present LIVING WITH THE LIGHTS ON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Mark Lockyer's critically acclaimed Living with the Lights On returns to the Young Vic this December following sell-out run earlier this year. (more...)

Lyrics Hammersmith Announces Full Cast for SHOPPING AND F***ING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Shopping and Fucking. Alex Arnold will be playing Robbie, Ashley McGuire will be playing Brian, David Moorst will be playing Gary, Sam Spruell will be playing Mark, Sophie Wu will be playing Lulu. (more...)

LIFE IS FOR LIVING World Premiere to Celebrate Noel Coward at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the world premiere of LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD, co-created by Simon Green and David Shrubsole. Starring Mr. Green with musical direction by Mr. Shrubsole, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD was researched by Jason Morell. Produced by Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD begins performances on Tuesday, December 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 1. Press opening is Sunday, December 18 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Presents Holiday A Holiday Classic For Its 2016 Season Finale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey rings in the holiday season with a timeless production of A Child's Christmas in Wales, based on the classic story by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and adapted for the stage by Jeremy Brooks and Adrian Mitchell. The festive show is being revived for the first time since it last appeared on the STNJ stage in 2003, featuring Greg Jackson in the role of Dylan Thomas. Performances begin November 30 and run through January 1 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue in Madison. Tickets to this musical celebration can be purchased by calling the Box Office 973-408-5600 or online at ShakespeareNJ.org.   (more...)

Ian McKellen Decries India's Anti-Gay Law
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

According to the HollywoodReporter.com, Ian McKellen used his first visit to India to bring attention to gay rights in a country where homosexuality is a criminal offense. (more...)

VIDEO: Sir Ian McKellen Opens Up on Growing Up Gay in New Docuseries IT GOT BETTER
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

In Season 3 of IT GOT BETTER, a docuseries launched on on L/Studio, Sir Ian McKellen opens up about coming to terms with his sexuality and his decision to devote his energy toward the fight for gay rights. (more...)

New Cast Begins Rehearsals for 1984 - Rosie Ede, Andrew Gower, Joshua Higgott and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

An entirely new cast has started rehearsals for Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's adaptation of 1984. (more...)

European Premiere of LAST OF THE BOYS by Steven Dietz Comes to Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Sarah Stribley Productions and Anna Haigh Productions in association with Alchemist Theatricals present the European premiere of LAST OF THE BOYS by Steven Dietz. Directed by John Haidar and designed by Max Dorey with lighting design by Christopher Nairne and sound design by Max Perryment, the production plays Southwark Playhouse Wednesday 11 May - Saturday 4 June 2016. (more...)

VICELAND Renews Five Programs for Second Season; Announces Summer Slate
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

VICELAND, the new lifestyle and entertainment network from VICE and A+E, announced today that it has renewed five programs for a second season. Additionally, five new shows will premiere this summer. (more...)

European Premiere of LAST OF THE BOYS by Steven Dietz Comes to Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Sarah Stribley Productions and Anna Haigh Productions in association with Alchemist Theatricals present the European premiere of LAST OF THE BOYS by Steven Dietz. Directed by John Haidar and designed by Max Dorey with lighting design by Christopher Nairne and sound design by Max Perryment, the production plays Southwark Playhouse Today 11 May - Saturday 4 June 2016. (more...)

Software-Defined Storage Pioneer Evan Powell Joins Cloudian Advisory Board
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

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Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present CORIOLANUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues its 54th season with William Shakespeare's intense political drama, Coriolanus. Performances begin July 6 and continue through July 24 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or go online at shakespearenj.org. (more...)

Theatre Renegade to Host IN RESPONSE TO...THE ORLANDO ATTACK Gala This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

In the wake of the deadliest incident of violence ever committed against LGBTQ people in America, the attack on the Pulse Nightclub and murder of 49 people, Theatre Renegade are to present a one-off gala,  Response To… The Orlando Attack. (more...)

Paulo Coelho to Release New Novel This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

NEW YORK, June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Paulo Coelho, the bestselling author of The Alchemist and other works whose books have sold 200 million copies in 160 countries has written a new novel based on the life of Mata Hari. THE SPY will be published simultaneously in English language territories around the world on November 22, and it will be published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf. The announcement was made today by Anne Messitte, Executive Vice President, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)(REVISED)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Enjoy Shakespeare under the stars at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Outdoor Stage production of The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (abridged)(revised). Located on the campus of the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morris Township, this stunning venue is the perfect setting for The Shakespeare Theatre's summer show, beginning on June 22nd and continuing through July 31st. (more...)

THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. (more...)

Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER, Starring Jenna Fischer, Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2016

The Old Globe presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. It will be directed by Gordon Edelstein in a co-production with Long Wharf Theatre, where Edelstein serves as Artistic Director (and no, he is not related to Barry). (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Presents EXIT THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) continues its 54th season with what is considered to be Eugene Ionesco's crowning masterpiece, Exit the King. Performances begin August 10 and continue through August 28 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600or going online at shakespearenj.org. (more...)

Meet the Cast of East Lynne Theater Company's DRACULA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

For those who didn't have the opportunity to meet the cast and crew of East Lynne Theater Company's "Dracula" at the after-show party at Pier House Restaurant on July 27, another chance is to be had on Friday, August 5 at an after-show Q&A.  (more...)

Viceland to Premiere New 10-Part Series TRAVELING THE STARS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

VICELAND, the new cable network from VICE and A+E Networks, today announced it will premiere a new 10-part series TRAVELING THE STARS: Ancient Aliens with Action Bronson and Friends today, July 21, at 11:00 PM ET/PT. (more...)

Meet the Cast of East Lynne Theater Company's DRACULA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

For those who didn't have the opportunity to meet the cast and crew of East Lynne Theater Company's "Dracula" at the after-show party at Pier House Restaurant on July 27, another chance is to be had on Friday, August 5 at an after-show Q&A.  (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company to Present DRACULA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The quiet English countryside changed with the arrival of its newest neighbor, Count Dracula. Even Lucy Seward, the daughter of the psychiatrist in charge of the local sanitorium, is behaving strangely. Her mysterious oddities are noticed by Jonathan Harker, the man who loves her, and her father who sends for Dr. Van Helsing. Van Helsing believes Lucy might be a victim of a ghost that sucks blood at night from its victims. (more...)

Viceland to Premiere New 10-Part Series TRAVELING THE STARS, 7/21
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

VICELAND, the new cable network from VICE and A+E Networks, today announced it will premiere a new 10-part series TRAVELING THE STARS: Ancient Aliens with Action Bronson and Friends on Thursday, July 21, at 11:00 PM ET/PT. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

BWW Review: Newly Conceived THE FIREBIRD Belies the Clarity of it Creator's Vision
by David Fick - Jul 1, 2016

Piecing together a new mythology is an audacious undertaking, and yet it is an act that is at the very heart of theatre-making: the building of a new world, with its own origins and order, that only becomes fully realised when an audience believes in it. THE FIREBIRD attempts just that, telling a post-apartheid South African story against the backdrop of a created mythology. (more...)

Charles Lafitte Foundation's Summer Essay Contest Launches
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) is pleased to announce the Kid's Corner Summer Adventure Essay Contest. Students in grades 3-12 attending a public or private school in the U.S. are invited to participate. To enter, students must read one of the books listed under their upcoming grade level and tell Charles Lafitte how the adventures of the main character helped them grow, and how it influenced the reader to grow as well. (more...)

Rachel Holt Chats DRACULA at East Lynne Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Several 'Dracula' cast members have previously worked for ELTC, but new to the company is Rachel Holt, so we asked her a few questions, and here are the questions, with her responses. (more...)

Patrick Breen, Sophina Brown and Arden Myrin Join Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Long Wharf Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, in conjunction with the Old Globe in San Diego, presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, running from September 28 through October 23, 2016. The full cast has just been announced! (more...)

NO MAN'S LAND Leads September's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

The capital is never short of theatre temptations, whether big West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From two theatrical titans taking on Pinter to the RSC in London and an unusual dining experience, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews... (more...)

Internet of Things Thought Leaders to Keynote Penton's IoT Emerge Event
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

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Trinacria Theatre Company Presents Inaugural Production, LA STORIA DI COLAPESCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

Trinacria Theatre Company presents its inaugural theatrical production, La Storia di Colapesce at INTAR Theatre. The production is an original piece created and devised by the company during a 4-week residency in Sicily, at the Istituto San Placido Calonero in the Messina region of Sicily. The cast of La Storia di Colapesce is comprised of an ensemble of eight American theatre artists. The Trinacria Theatre Company's mission is to use theatre as a tool to promote Sicilian history, heritage, and culture at home and abroad. (more...)

East Lynne Theatre Company Presents ASL Performance of DRACULA 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2016

On Friday, August 26 at 8:30 p.m., there will be an American Sign Language Interpretation of 'Dracula' produced by the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company. Since the early 1990s, ELTC has offered regularly scheduled ASL performances, as well as ASL performances upon request. The theatrical ASL interpreters are Gina Lanza, who has performed many times for ELTC, and Amy Anderson, who teaches ASL at Ocean City High School. The process involves them seeing the production at least once, plus going over the script several times to figure out who will interpret which roles, and in many cases, developing signs unique to the production for unusual names and words. The ASL interpreters do not distract audience members who do not require this service.   (more...)

Russell Davis, the Alchemist of Cocktails, Joins Shaker & Spoon as Chief Cocktail Officer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Shaker & Spoon, a monthly cocktail subscription box, today announces that Russell Davis has joined the company as Chief Cocktail Officer. Davis, who is a leading bar/mixology/spirits consultant and bar industry entrepreneur, was co-star of and expert on Spike TV's Bar Rescue and is the current co-host of The Road Rash Podcast. In addition to being named Nightclub & Bar's 2012 Bartender of the Year and hailed as 'The People's Champion of Bartending' by Mutineer Magazine, he is also President of Unlimited Liabilities, an elite bar/spirits industry company comprised of some of the best bar talent in the world. (more...)

Ian McKellen Backs Out of $1.4 Million Memoir Advance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

According to reports, Oscar-nominated actor, Ian McKellen, has backed out of a book deal with UK publisher Hodder & Stoughton, which was worth approximately $1.4 million.   (more...)

Alexander Zeldin's BEYOND CARING to Launch National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Following acclaimed runs at The Yard and National Theatre, Beyond Caring tours this June and July to a series of unusual and original performance spaces. Devised and directed by Alexander Zeldin, the production plays in a found space within Birmingham REP, Theatre Delicatessen Sheffield, HOME Manchester and a single performance at Theatre de la Ville in Luxembourg. James Doherty joins the cast with Luke Clarke, Janet Etuk, Kristin Hutchinson and Victoria Moseley all reprising their roles. In addition to the performances, in every city the company will be taking workshops and debate off-site into spaces belonging to communities affected by issues in the play. (more...)

Director Sam Mendes to Head 73rd Venice International Film Festival Jury
by Movies News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

British director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Skyfall, Spectre) will be the president of the International Jury of the Competition at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival (more...)

Action Bronson Performance Canceled at Trinity College
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Pitchfork.com reports that Action Bronson has been removed uninvited to perform at Trinity College's Spring Weekend on April 30 following student outcry. (more...)

Bryan Dick Departs Chichester's HALF A SIXPENCE; Will Remain with HOBSON'S CHOICE for West End Run
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye reports that Bryan Dick has withdrawn from Chichester Festival's upcoming production of HALF A SIXPENCE, adapted by DOWNTON ABBEY creator Julian Fellowes, and will instead remain with the company of HOBSON'S CHOICE for its upcoming West End run. (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company Announces 2016 London Season
by Marianka Swain - Apr 11, 2016

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced new details of its 2016 London season. The Alchemist and Doctor Faustus will transfer directly from the Swan Theatre to the Barbican, playing in rep for a four-week run from August, with the same cast directed by Polly Findlay and Maria Aberg respectively. They will be followed by Cymbeline and King Lear, transferring from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, playing an eight-week run in rep from late October, directed by Melly Still and Gregory Doran respectively. In addition, following their Chichester Festival Theatre run, Love's Labours Lost and Much Ado About Nothing will travel to the West End's Theatre Royal Haymarket in December. (more...)

Zoe Tapper, Todd Boyce & More to Star in LAST OF THE BOYS at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Sarah Stribley Productions and Anna Haigh Productions in association with Alchemist Theatricals present the European premiere of LAST OF THE BOYS by Steven Dietz. Directed by John Haidar, the production will run  11 May - Saturday 4 June 2016 with a press night on  Friday, 13 May 2016 at 8pm. (more...)

Martin Shaw to Star in West End Transfer of HOBSON'S CHOICE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Marking the One Hundredth anniversary of the first UK production of this classic comedy, HOBSON'S CHOICEwill play at London's Vaudeville Theatre for a limited season, Wednesday 8th June - Saturday 10th September. (more...)

Jesse Eisenberg's THE REVISIONIST Makes West Coast Debut Tonight at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

In its first production following a hit Off-Broadway run, Jesse Eisenberg's THE REVISIONIST receives its West Coast debut at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in a new production directed by Robin Larsen. Leading the cast is Tony Award-winning star of August: Osage County Deanna Dunagan, Seamus Mulcahy and Ilia Volok. Opening Night is tonight, April 1, in the  Lovelace Studio Theater. (more...)

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