Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. to Close After 30 Years; Final Season to Open with GUARDIANSMary-Arrchie Theatre Co. to Close After 30 Years; Final Season to Open with GUARDIANS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

After presenting more than 100 productions spanning three decades, Chicago's award-winning Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. has announced it will close its doors following its 30th anniversary season. The company's final season will open with Peter Morris' powerful war drama GUARDIANS, followed by three soon-to-be-announced production, plus its 28th annual Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Theater Festival. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE SWEETHEARTS at Finborough TheatreCasting Announced for THE SWEETHEARTS at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Directed by Daniel Burgess. Designed by Alex Marker. Lighting by Paul Comerford. Sound by Edward Lewis. Produced by Ian Melding. Presented by Announcement Productions and Raise Dark Theatre Company in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre. (more...)

Actress Barbara Brecht-Schall, Daughter of Playwright Bertolt Brecht, Dies at 84Actress Barbara Brecht-Schall, Daughter of Playwright Bertolt Brecht, Dies at 84
by Michael Dale - Sep 3, 2015

Daughter of German playwright and lead administrator of her father's literary estate, died on Monday. (more...)

Boiling Point Players Announces TRUE STORY CastBoiling Point Players Announces TRUE STORY Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

Boiling Point Players has filled the cast slots for its upcoming female-driven play, 'True Story,' and the production team includes: (more...)

CSC Extends Anne Washburn's IPHIGENIA IN AULIS Translation Into OctoberCSC Extends Anne Washburn's IPHIGENIA IN AULIS Translation Into October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, has announced that its production of IPHIGENIA IN AULIS, acclaimed playwright Anne Washburn's (Mr. Burns, a post-electric play) transadaptation of Euripides' final play, directed by Obie Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), will extend through Sunday, October 4 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). IPHIGENIA IN AULIS features original musical by The Bengsons and choreography by Sonya Tayeh. IPHIGENIA IN AULIS is part of CSC's Greek Festival, celebrating classical Greek theater as explored by some of the downtown theatre scene's most exciting artists. (more...)

Imelda Staunton, Laura Pitt-Pulford & More Pick Up Nominations for UK Theatre Awards!Imelda Staunton, Laura Pitt-Pulford & More Pick Up Nominations for UK Theatre Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

The nominations for the UK Theatre Awards 2015 have now been announced. The Awards will be presented on Sunday 18 October, and details of the compere for the event and other special guests will be announced in due course. (more...)

Katrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More to Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT World PremiereKatrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More to Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), October 2-24. Opening Night is Thursday, October 8. The world premiere of INDECENT is a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it will play November 13-December 10. (more...)

Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre Company Marks 40 Years with 'OUT OF THE PAST' This WeekendRalph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre Company Marks 40 Years with 'OUT OF THE PAST' This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

Renowned puppet and mask maker Ralph Lee will present his Mettawee River Theatre Company in 'OUT OF THE PAST: Celebrating 40 Years of the Mettawee Journey,' a feast of excerpts from four decades of Mettawee productions, this weekend, September 11, 12 & 13 at 7:30 PM in the lovely Outdoor Garden at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 111th Street & Amsterdam. (more...)

Rob Campbell, Amber Gray and More Lead CSC's GREEK FESTIVAL, Beginning TonightRob Campbell, Amber Gray and More Lead CSC's GREEK FESTIVAL, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Classical Greek theatre will take over Classic Stage Company when it begins its 2015/2016 season with the inaugural GREEK FESTIVAL! (more...)

Katrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT, Premiering TonightKatrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT, Premiering Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), now through October 24. Opening Night is tonight, October 8. The world premiere of INDECENT is a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it will play November 13-December 10. (more...)

ANGELS IN AMERICA, THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, LOADED and More Set for Black Swan's 2016 SeasonANGELS IN AMERICA, THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, LOADED and More Set for Black Swan's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

Black Swan State Theatre Company are proud to announce their 25th anniversary season, where they reveal the hidden places and secret spaces of where they make their work, celebrate their past and look to the future. The 2016 Season will deliver three world premieres, five new Australian plays, three WA premieres, two co-productions, a French classic, a modern German classic, a glittering multi-award winning American play and three Malcolm Robertson award-winning plays. (more...)

MCT's LOVE STORIES to Run 11/25-12/20MCT's LOVE STORIES to Run 11/25-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

For the holiday season, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents three classic one-acts by three celebrated writers, LOVE STORIES, November 25 - December 20, 2015. The production features VILLAGE WOOING by George Bernard Shaw, THE JEWISH WIFE by Bertolt Brecht and HERE WE ARE by Dorothy Parker. Real-life married couple James Pickering and Tami Workentin star in LOVE STORIES under the direction of Paula Suozzi. LOVE STORIES performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

The Public Extends Michael John LaChiusa's Starry FIRST DAUGHTER SUITEThe Public Extends Michael John LaChiusa's Starry FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

The Public Theater has announced a one-week extension for the critically acclaimed FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, a world premiere musical by Michael John LaChiusa, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. Directed by Kirsten Sanderson, FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE began previews on Tuesday, October 6 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, November 15. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, November 22. Ghostlight Records recently recorded the original cast recording of FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE to be released later this season. (more...)

A British Invasion: Stars Cross the Pond to Light Up Broadway This Fall!A British Invasion: Stars Cross the Pond to Light Up Broadway This Fall!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 25, 2015

'[Thank you] to an incredible cast of British and American actors who make the Atlantic look like a little creek you can just kind of pop across,' said Dame Helen Mirren upon receiving her 2015 Tony Award. The stage and screen star reprised her critically-acclaimed performance in THE AUDIENCE after a West End run in 2013, and she was just one of many to 'pop across' an ocean for a stab at Broadway.  An unprecedented amount of British talent took over Broadway last year, bringing us such productions as THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2, and SKYLIGHT.   It doesn't seem like the trend is ending anytime soon. This fall, Broadway will welcome a slew of British actors- some of whom will be making their US stage debuts in incoming productions. And it's not just performers. We're getting some complete British imports in shows like A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and KING CHARLES III. Below, we're taking a moment to shine a spotlight on this season's British imports. (more...)

The Old Globe's 2016 Summer Season Will Include Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER, Plus Kathleen Marshall-Helmed LOVE'S LABOR'S LOSTThe Old Globe's 2016 Summer Season Will Include Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER, Plus Kathleen Marshall-Helmed LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST
by Nora Dominick - Oct 23, 2015

The Old Globe today shared its 2016 Summer Season, which will feature new and familiar works directed by four major American stalwarts. The season features the welcome return of Steve Martin (Bright Star) with the World Premiere of his new play Meteor Shower, an adult comedy, directed by Gordon Edelstein, in a co-production with Long Wharf Theatre, where he serves as Artistic Director. Paul Gordon's musical Sense and Sensibility will have its West Coast premiere, presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it had its world premiere in February 2015, directed by CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines. The Summer Shakespeare Festival will include Macbeth, directed by Brian Kulick, Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company, and Love's Labor's Lost, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Cast of A CHRISTMAS CAROLRose Theatre Kingston Announces Cast of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

Today Rose Theatre Kingston announces the casting for its Christmas production of Charles Dickens's enchanting story A Christmas Carol. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Starring John Kevin Jones, to Return for Third Year at Merchant's House This WinterA CHRISTMAS CAROL, Starring John Kevin Jones, to Return for Third Year at Merchant's House This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

In December 1867, Charles Dickens arrived in New York City for a month of sold-out performances of his beloved holiday classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Join Mr. Dickens, portrayed by actor John Kevin Jones, as he tells his timeless Christmas tale in the elegant intact Greek Revival parlor of the landmark 1832 Merchant's House Museum (29 East 4th Street, Manhattan).  (more...)

Katrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT World Premiere, Beginning TonightKatrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT World Premiere, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), tonight, October 2, through October 24. Opening Night is Thursday, October 8. The world premiere of INDECENT is a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it will play November 13-December 10. (more...)

Cherry Jones, Kathleen Chalfant & More to Star in WP Theater's DEAR ELIZABETHCherry Jones, Kathleen Chalfant & More to Star in WP Theater's DEAR ELIZABETH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Maureen Moynihan, has announced the rotating casts for the New York premiere of DEAR ELIZABETH, the inaugural production at the WP's new theatrical home the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway (at 76th Street). (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: Alice Ripley, Jennifer Damiano and Helene Yorke Will Join Benjamin Walker in AMERICAN PSYCHO on Broadway!BREAKING NEWS: Alice Ripley, Jennifer Damiano and Helene Yorke Will Join Benjamin Walker in AMERICAN PSYCHO on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

AMERICAN PSYCHO just announced that Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley(Next to Normal), Tony Award nominee Jennifer Damiano (Next to Normal) and Helene Yorke (Bullets over Broadway, 'Masters of Sex') will join previously announced Benjamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) in the cast of the highly-anticipated musical. Directed by Rupert Goold (King Charles III), AMERICAN PSYCHO, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, has music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Duncan Sheik, a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ('Glee') and choreography by Lynne Page (La Cage Aux Folles). (more...)

Full Cast, Dates Set for Tonya Pinkins-Led 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Classic Stage This WinterFull Cast, Dates Set for Tonya Pinkins-Led 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Classic Stage This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Classic Stage Company's production of Bertolt Brecht's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, starring Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins, will begin performances Wednesday, December 9 for a limited engagement through January 24. MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN will be directed by Brian Kulick and will feature original music by Tony Award winner Duncan Sheik. The official press opening is Thursday, January 7. (more...)

Mike Bartlett's KING CHARLES III UK Tour Announces Extension, Thru Spring 2016Mike Bartlett's KING CHARLES III UK Tour Announces Extension, Thru Spring 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

The producers of Mike Bartlett's multi award-winning contemporary play, King Charles III are delighted to announce today that the current UK tour has been extended into spring 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: John Kevin Jones Is Bringing Dickens to Merchant's House Museum with A CHRISTMAS CAROLBWW Interview: John Kevin Jones Is Bringing Dickens to Merchant's House Museum with A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Reilly Hickey - Nov 20, 2015

In December 1867, Charles Dickens arrived in New York City for a month of sold-out performances of his beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Join Mr. Dickens, portrayed by actor John Kevin Jones, as he tells his timeless Christmas tale in the elegant intact Greek Revival parlor of the landmark 1832 Merchant's House Museum (29 East 4th Street, Manhattan). (more...)

Goodspeed Sets Starry Group of Writing Teams for 2016 Mercer Writers ColonyGoodspeed Sets Starry Group of Writing Teams for 2016 Mercer Writers Colony
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 36 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2016 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 19 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Goodspeed has announced its 2016 participants. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Unicorn Theatre to Present MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY, 12/2Unicorn Theatre to Present MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play asks us to imagine what will happen to humanity after the apocalypse. This imaginative dark comedy follows a new civilization of survivors as they band together to build a community from the rubble of the world we now know. Jump into a wild future where The Simpsonsand the pop culture of today becomes the mythology of tomorrow in this unexpected, musical love-letter to the power of live theatre. (more...)

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY to Play the Unicorn This DecemberMR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY to Play the Unicorn This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY by Anne Washburn, featuring a score by Michael Friedman with lyrics by Anne Washburn, will be directed by Theodore Swetz and co-produced with UMKC Theatre at Unicorn Theatre this December. (more...)

Learn More About Black Swan State Theatre Company's Education Programme Next WeekLearn More About Black Swan State Theatre Company's Education Programme Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Black Swan State Theatre Company launched their 25th Anniversary season last month featuring three world premieres, five new Australian plays, three WA premieres, two co-productions, a French classic, a modern German classic, a glittering multi-award winning American play and three Malcolm Robertson award-winning plays. (more...)

Black Theatre Live Announces Britain's First All-black HAMLETBlack Theatre Live Announces Britain's First All-black HAMLET
by Marianka Swain - May 4, 2016

Black Theatre Live's fourth touring show will be Britain's first all-black HAMLET. This co-production with Watford Palace Theatre and Stratford Circus Arts Centre is directed by Jeffery Kissoon and will tour from September 2016. The eight-venue consortium's previous productions include Macbeth, She Called Me Mother and The Diary of a Hounslow Girl. (more...)

WP Theater Announces The Pipeline Festival Complete LineupWP Theater Announces The Pipeline Festival Complete Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Maureen Moynihan, is thrilled to announce the complete lineup for the inaugural Pipeline Festival, showcasing the work of the celebrated WP Lab residency for playwrights, directors and producers from March 24 - April 23 at the McGinn/ Cazale Theater at Broadway & 76th Street. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with Director Kate Whoriskey of HER REQUIEM and SWEATBWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with Director Kate Whoriskey of HER REQUIEM and SWEAT
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 2, 2016

A frequent collaborator with playwright Lynn Nottage, Whoriskey has directed a slew of premieres and revivals around the country. (more...)

Photo Flash: Patti LuPone, Victoria Clark, Marin Mazzie & More Celebrate Sondheim at Classic Stage Company GalaPhoto Flash: Patti LuPone, Victoria Clark, Marin Mazzie & More Celebrate Sondheim at Classic Stage Company Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

The women took the center stage last night at The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim- a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company. The evening was and directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who will become the company's new Artistic Director in July.  The evening included performances from Sondheim's canon by Patti LuPone (Gypsy), Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Joaquina Kalukango (The Color Purple), Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, CSC's Passion), Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me, Kate) and Alexandra Silber(Fiddler on the Roof). Check out photos from the epic night below! (more...)

Patti LuPone & More Slated for CSC's Star-Studded THE LADIES WHO SING SONDHEIM Gala TonightPatti LuPone & More Slated for CSC's Star-Studded THE LADIES WHO SING SONDHEIM Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone is among the star-studded Broadway roster for The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim, a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company tonight, March 14 at Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway), hosted and directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who will become the company's new Artistic Director in July. (more...)

Full Cast Set for English Touring Theatre & York Theatre Royal's BRIDESHEAD REVISITEDFull Cast Set for English Touring Theatre & York Theatre Royal's BRIDESHEAD REVISITED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The full cast is announced today for the first ever large-scale stage production of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel Brideshead Revisited, adapted by Bryony Lavery, touring this spring and summer in the 50th anniversary year of Waugh's death. (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Sets Full All-Female 'CYRANO' CastSouthwark Playhouse Sets Full All-Female 'CYRANO' Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Lauren Brown and Chloe Courtney today announce the full cast for Russell Bolam's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Kathryn Hunter plays the title role of Cyrano and is joined by Sabrina Bartlett as Roxane, Ellie Kendrick as Christian and by Holly Burn, Tina Chiang, Penelope Dimond, Tamzin Griffin and Kiran Sonia Sawar. The production opens on 22 February at Southwark Playhouse, with previews from 18 February, and runs until 19 March. (more...)

AMERICAN PSYCHO to Begin Broadway Performances 3/24; Full Cast AnnouncedAMERICAN PSYCHO to Begin Broadway Performances 3/24; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March -- will begin performances on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. (more...)

Dame Diana Rigg to Join Edward Seckerson in Conversation at St. James TheatreDame Diana Rigg to Join Edward Seckerson in Conversation at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

The St. James Theatre is delighted to announce that Dame Diana Rigg will join Edward Seckerson in conversation on Sunday 7 February 2016 at 3pm. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for West End Transfer of NELL GWYNN, Starring Gemma ArtertonFull Cast Announced for West End Transfer of NELL GWYNN, Starring Gemma Arterton
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report complete casting for the West End transfer of Jessica Swale's new play NELL GWYNN, directed by Christopher Luscombe. (more...)

Breaking News: John Doyle to Direct DEAD POETS SOCIETY Premiere & PACIFIC OVERTURES as Part of Classic Stage's 2016-17 SeasonBreaking News: John Doyle to Direct DEAD POETS SOCIETY Premiere & PACIFIC OVERTURES as Part of Classic Stage's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Off-Broadway's acclaimed Classic Stage Company today announced plans for its 2016-17 season, led by incoming Artistic Director John Doyle and Managing Director Jeff Griffin. Doyle, a Tony Award winner for Sweeney Todd and the director of Broadway's highly-praised new production of The Color Purple, assumes the artistic leadership of CSC beginning in July, succeeding Brian Kulick, who has led the company since 2003. For CSC, Doyle has directed Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro, and later this season will direct Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, February 25 2016BWW Review: THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, February 25 2016
by Gary Naylor - Feb 27, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a 20th century classic that makes plenty of demands on its audience but rewards it with a rich mix of politics, stylistic innovation and insight into human nature. (more...)

Two-Time Tony Winner Patti LuPone Joins CSC's Star-Studded THE LADIES WHO SING SONDHEIM GalaTwo-Time Tony Winner Patti LuPone Joins CSC's Star-Studded THE LADIES WHO SING SONDHEIM Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone has joined the star-studded Broadway roster for The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim, a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company on Monday, March 14 at Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway) hosted and directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who will become the company's new Artistic Director in July.  In addition to LuPone, the evening will include performances from Sondheim's canon by Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Joaquina Kalukango (The Color Purple), Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, CSC's Passion), Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me, Kate) and Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof).  (more...)

Lazarus Theatre Company to Present New Production of THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLELazarus Theatre Company to Present New Production of THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Lazarus Theatre Company presents The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht in a version by Frank McGuiness, Tuesday 23 February to Saturday 12 March 2016.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Lyric HammersmithFull Cast Announced for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the Lyric Hammersmith and Filter Theatre Production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, co-directed by Sean Holmes and Stef O'Driscoll. Jonathan Broadbent, Ed Gaughan, John Lightbody, Victoria Moseley and Ferdy Roberts return to the cast and they will be joined by Hammed Animashaun, Andrew Buckley, Clare Dunne and Cat Simmons. (more...)

Victoria Clark, Cynthia Erivo & More Sign on for CSC's THE LADIES WHO SING SONDHEIM BenefitVictoria Clark, Cynthia Erivo & More Sign on for CSC's THE LADIES WHO SING SONDHEIM Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Some of Broadway's most talented musical leading ladies will come together in The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim, a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company on Monday, March 14 at Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway) helmed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who will become the company's new Artistic Director in July. The evening will include performances from Sondheim's canon by Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Joaquina Kalukango(The Color Purple), Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, CSC's Passion), Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me, Kate) and Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof). Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

Lazarus Theatre Company Announces THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE CastLazarus Theatre Company Announces THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Lazarus Theatre Company are proud to announce that Tim McArthur makes his Lazarus debut playing the role of Azdak the Judge. (more...)

Tickets to Pipeline's Matchstick Series Now on SaleTickets to Pipeline's Matchstick Series Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

This January, Pipeline Theatre Company presents seven never before seen plays written by its PlayLab Class of 2016 in this year's Matchstick Series: Strange Tongues at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe (236 E. 3rd St, New York, NY). This year's PlayLab includes: Matthew Barbot, Jen Browne, Gina Femia, Reina Hardy, Jacob Marx Rice, Callan Stout, and Amy E. Witting. Performances will be January 13-15th at 7PM. Early bird tickets ($15) are now on sale and regular tickets ($18) go on sale on January 1st. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.pipelinetheatre.org/tickets. The show runs approximately 75 minutes, with no intermission.   (more...)

Chicago's Cor Theatre Sets 2016 SeasonChicago's Cor Theatre Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Cor Theatre, the new Chicago storefront company hailed for 'Most Promising Debut' last season by Time Out Chicago, has announced a bold and ambitious two-play season in 2016. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Arena Stage's D.C. Premiere of THE CITY OF CONVERSATIONFull Cast Set for Arena Stage's D.C. Premiere of THE CITY OF CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Anthony Giardina's Off-Broadway smash hit THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, about a Georgetown political hostess, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Following his direction of the 2014 world premiere at Lincoln Center Theater, Tony Award winner Doug Hughes returns to direct this political drama spanning three decades, from Carter's presidency through the Reagan era and ending with Obama's inauguration. THE CITY OF CONVERSATION runs January 29-March 6, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Horse Head Theatre Co. to Present Surreal Drama LIDLESS This JuneHorse Head Theatre Co. to Present Surreal Drama LIDLESS This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Horse Head Theatre Co. announces their upcoming production, LIDLESS by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, which will run June 2 through 18, 2016 at the Fresh Arts Gallery located in Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007. (more...)

Charlayne Woodard, Chris Myers & More to Star in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' WAR at LCT3Charlayne Woodard, Chris Myers & More to Star in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' WAR at LCT3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Austin Durant, Reggie Gowland, Chris Myers, Rachel Nicks, Michele Shay, Lance Coadie Williams, and Charlayne Woodard will be featured in the upcoming LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz.  WAR will begin performances Saturday, May 21; open Monday, June 6; and run for six weeks only through Sunday, July 3 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65th Street).  (more...)

Melody Grove & More to Star in THE ILIAD at Royal Lyceum Theatre EdinburghMelody Grove & More to Star in THE ILIAD at Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh is delighted to announce full casting for its epic production of the classical Greek poem, The Iliad, directed by its Artistic Director, Mark Thomson. Olivier Award nominee Melody Grove, currently nominated for 'Best Actress in a Supporting Role' for her critically acclaimed performance alongside Mark Rylance in Farinelli and the King in London's West End last winter, will perform in this lavish and visceral production that explores the basic human emotions of love, jealousy and revenge against the backdrop of the Trojan War. This will be Thomson's final production, as Artistic Director, after 13 years at Scotland's largest producing theatre. The Iliad will run from 20 April to 14 May. (more...)

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