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...)

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...)

Curren$y Is Back With New Album 'CANAL STREET CONFIDENTIAL'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Jet Life/Atlantic recording artist Curren$y has announced the release of his hugely anticipated new album. 'CANAL STREET CONFIDENTIAL' which marks the New Orleans-based rapper's sixth full length and first major label album release in more than three years drops everywhere today, November 6th. (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...)

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...)

Paulo Coelho Donates Three Digital Books in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English to Worldreader
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Worldreader, a global nonprofit dedicated to improving literacy in the developing world through access to digital books, today announces the addition of three extraordinary titles to its digital library from acclaimed Brazilian author, Paulo Coelho, whose books have sold more than 195 million copies worldwide, have been released in 170 countries, and translated into 80 languages. These best-selling titles have been donated to Worldreader's digital library for young readers using e-readers in schools and libraries in sub-Saharan Africa, and for readers on mobile phones everywhere in Africa. (more...)

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

According to the, 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...)

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...)

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


European Premiere of LAST OF THE BOYS by Steven Dietz Comes to Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 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...)

Tovah Feldshuh Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko with 'AGING IS OPTIONAL,' 4/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Acclaimed Broadway, film and television star, Tovah Feldshuh - nominated six times for the Tony and Emmy Awards-returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko on Friday, April 29 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, April 30 (7 p.m.) with her one-woman show, Tovah: Aging is Optional. (more...)

14 Year Old to Publish Her First Novel
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Reka Kaponay, a 14 year old Australian girl who has been traveling the world full-time for the last four years with her twin brother Lalika, mother Bobi, and father George, and has not attended school since 2009, is about to publish her debut adventure novel 'Dawn of the Guardian' on March 31st 2016. Having traveled to 30 countries on six continents, Reka drew the inspiration for her book from her travels to a small Andalusian town in the South of Spain and started writing the novel when she was just 12 years of age, completing her first draft before she turned 13. Not attending school has not meant that Reka did not apply herself wholly to a journey of learning. Having immersed herself in the cultures and history of the places she visited, resulted in her mastering a second language (Hungarian) and being well on the way to learning to speak a third (Spanish). Writing being her passion however, was first reflected in the creation of her now internationally acclaimed travel blog Dreamtime Traveler, which has been featured in the Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, on Hungarian National Radio and even on national Australian breakfast television. Facing the challenges of being an unpublished author has not stopped Reka in her endeavours to realise her dreams. In the process of writing and editing her book, she reached out to over 200 agents, publishing imprints and authors to seek their guidance and feedback. Praise received from Krystina Killingly of John Hunt Publishing gave Reka the inspiration to self-publish through her own newly created imprint Hoot Owl Books. 'It's impossible not to be impressed. The writing, particularly from a 12-year-old, is beautiful. The story is fresh and had my interest from the beginning and kept it throughout... Who could not love the characters?... It's a fable and I think, as the author matures, this will mature along with her, to become a stunning literary work!' Referred to as a cross between The Alchemist and Inception, Dawn of the Guardian follows the story of F?ko a young dog chosen to be The Guardian, an ancient and revered role in the Universe. It is a supernatural dog tale... an adventure as big as space, as distorted as time, that will leave you asking the question: 'Am I awake, or in a dream within a dream?' Knowing that violence is too often used in popular culture to easily resolve differences, Reka purposefully fashioned her story to illustrate there are always alternative choices at our fingertips to resolving conflict. 'Dawn of The Guardian carries a strong message for young people and adults alike, that we can always solve conflict without violence and without letting anger get the better of us,' said Reka. Reka is now conducting her own crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to see the project through to its end, to cover expenses such as editing, publishing and marketing, all of which her family have struggled to cover. 'We are offering great rewards for people interested in supporting our project. We have pledges starting from just $2 AUD with a broad range of rewards to suit everyone, including signed and dedicated limited edition hardback copies of the book.' The book will be launched at Reader Bookstore in Carlton, Melbourne, Australia on April 7th 2016. (more...)

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 (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...)

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...)

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 (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...)

New Rep to Launch 'Next Rep Black Box Festival Symposium Series' This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces the NEXT REP BLACK BOX FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT SYMPOSIUM SERIES, January 24-February 18, 2016 in the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (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...)

Deanna Dunagan, Seamus Mulcahy and Ilia Volok to Star in Jesse Eisenberg's THE REVISIONIST at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

In its first production following a hit Off-Broadway run, Jesse Eisenberg's THE REVISIONIST will receive 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. Previews begin in the Lovelace Studio Theater on Tuesday, March 29. Opening Night is Friday, April 1. (more...)

VIDEO: Ian McKellen Shares Details on Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Iconic actor Ian McKellen stopped by LARRY KING LIVE recently to shares details on his experience working on the highly anticipated, live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST film. (more...)

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company to Present TENNESSEE WILLIAMS 1982 in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company presents Tennessee Williams 1982, an evening of two, little known, one-act plays by Tennessee Williams, both completed in 1982, the year before the playwrights death. Directed by Cosmin Chivu (2013 revival of Tennessee Williams' The Mutilated), Tennessee Williams 1982 features the world premiere of A Recluse and His Guest and New York Premiere of The Remarkable Rooming-House of Mme. Le Monde. (more...)

Ian McKellen Pens Original 'Cogsworth' Song for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Film?
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

In a new interview with, Sir Ian McKellen spoke about starring as Cogworth the Clock in the highly anticipated musical adaptation of Disney 's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. (more...)

Cast Announced for TENNESSEE WILLIAMS 1982 at Walkerspace
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company (Producing Artistic Director Joseph W. Rodriguez) presents Tennessee Williams 1982, an evening of two, little known, one-act plays by Tennessee Williams, both completed in 1982, the year before the playwrights death. Directed by Cosmin Chivu (2013 revival of Tennessee Williams' The Mutilated), Tennessee Williams 1982 features the world premiere of A Recluse and His Guest and New York Premiere of The Remarkable Rooming-House of Mme. Le Monde. These two chamber pieces epitomize the theatrical imagination the playwright employed throughout his long writing career combined with the freedom he found later in life. Crisply written black comedies, these fierce plays center on the demands of unlikely human relationships in exotic locales fraught with tension. (more...)

VIDEO: Ian McKellen on Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: 'You're All In For a Treat'
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Sir Ian McKellen stopped by TODAY's Willie Geist, Tamron Hall, and Al Roker about the role and his part in Disney's upcoming live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. (more...)

Playster Announces U.S. Launch, Offers Free Tablet, Premium Headphones To Subscribers Of All-Inclusive, Unlimited Entertainment Platform
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015


New Repertory Theatre to Stage VIA DOLOROSA This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

New Repertory Theatre announces VIA DOLOROSA, January 2-31, 2016 in the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (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...)

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 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...)

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