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Presented for the first time at Hartford Stage, Arthur Millerís gripping drama of a community stirred into madness by superstition, paranoia and malice is a savage attack on the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations. At first, the idea that Goodie Proctor is a witch is only an absurd rumor, but the accusations of mischievous girls gradually take possession of Salem, and good people of pious nature are condemning other good people to the gallows. Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play.

Paige Davis & John Cariani to Lead Barrington Stage's DANCING LESSONS, Running 8/7-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the world premiere of Dancing Lessons, the new romantic comedy by playwright and BSC Associate Artist Mark St. Germain from August 7 - 24. Opening night is August 13 at 7pm. (more...)

Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda & More Will Rotate Through All-Star Broadway Revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, will have its first Broadway revival, beginning performances Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 8pm, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street). (more...)

Kate Blumberg, Todd Weeks & More to Lead La Jolla Playhouse's KINGDOM CITY this Fall; Jackson Gay to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its upcoming world-premiere production of Kingdom City, by Sheri Wilner, directed by Jackson Gay. The production runs September 4 - October 5 (press opening on Friday, September 12 at 8pm) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre, and tickets are available at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Chuck Spencer & JoAnn Montemurro to Lead Raven Theatre's ALL MY SONS; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Arthur Miller's intense drama, raising questions of morality and the limits of family ties, promises to be a special opening production for Raven's 2014-2015 season. Headlining the cast will be Chuck Spencer and JoAnn Montemurro as Joe and Kate Keller. These two Raven ensemble members, who earned accolades for their work as Willy and Linda Loman in Miller's Death of a Salesman and as Victor and Esther Franz in his The Price, will play Joe and Kate Keller. Raven first produced All My Sons in 1990 and they appeared in that production as well, playing George Deever and Ann Deever. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Teens to Produce, Perform THE CRUCIBLE, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

You may have read Arthur Miller's landmark 1953 play The Crucible. But seeing it produced and performed entirely by local students is an entirely different experience -- and one that you won't soon forget. (more...)

Bianco Joins Cast Of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, Transferring To Vaudeville Theatre From Sep 2014!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Following a sold-out and critically acclaimed run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, the theatre is delighted to announce its "breathtakingly funny" (Guardian) production of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY will transfer to the West End's Vaudeville Theatre on Tuesday 9th September - 22nd November, with press night on Monday 15th September at 7 pm. (more...)

Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver Join LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE Benefit Performance in MA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Acclaimed actors Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver join the cast of Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare with John Douglas Thompson and Kathleen Chalfant. On August 14 at 4pm at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, this noted quartet of actors are donating their performances to the event and will present scenes and soliloquies known and loved by Abraham Lincoln from the canon of Shakespeare with a reception immediately following at Chesterwood. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Beth Malone, John Cudia and More in Highlights of SOUTH PACIFIC at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2014

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific, a universally acclaimed musical theatre masterpiece, is the third show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances take place July 22 - 27. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Albee-Inspired MR. LANDING TAKES A FALL Begins 9/12 at The Flea
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Slightly Altered States Theater Company presents the World Premiere of MR. LANDING TAKES A FALL, an absurdist comedy by Sari Caine, directed by Sherri Eden Barber. Inspired by Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the play was a PlayPenn 2013 semi-finalist and short-listed for both the 24/7 (UK) and the Ronald Duncan Award (UK). Previews begin September 12 at The Flea Theater with opening slated for Monday, September 22. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Beth Malone, John Cudia and More in SOUTH PACIFIC at California Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific, a universally acclaimed musical theatre masterpiece, is the third show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances take place July 22 - 27. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Win a Neon by Artist Tracey Emin and Support The Old Vic Theatre Trust; Raffle Closes July 31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Tracey Emin has donated one of her neons, valued between £50,000 and £70,000, to raise funds for The Old Vic Theatre Trust. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristen Bell Sings as Mary Poppins in New FUNNY OR DIE Parody!
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Below, check out Kristen Bell as iconic nanny Mary Poppins in an all new Funny or Die spoof! In the video, Mary Poppins is quitting her post as overseer of the Banks children. (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Winner John Benjamin Hickey Talks New Series MANHATTAN on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Ton Award winning actor John Benjamin Hickey stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to talk about his new WGN series 'Manhattan' (more...)

Hartford Stage Sets Cast, Creatives for East Coast Premiere of ETHER DOME, 9/11-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

In 1846, the history of the world was forever changed by a dentist from Hartford, and now Hartford Stage will launch its 2014-15 Season with that remarkable and electrifying story: Ether Dome by Elizabeth Egloff (The Swan), directed by former Artistic Director Michael Wilson (The Orphans' Home Cycle). (more...)

Edinburgh Fringe Fest Shows to be Broadcast in UK Cinemas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Hibrow, the digital arts pioneers, will join forces with big screen giants, ODEON, to take the world's biggest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, out of its cobbled confines and into a cinema near you with a series of special screenings throughout August. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/18/14 - Elaine Stritch, Fire Island, Zach Braff, DROP DEAD PERFECT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 18, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Acclaimed choreographers Jerry Mitchell and Larry Keigwin co-host the 2014 Fire Island Dance Festival, Zach Braff's WISH I WAS HERE hits the big screen, a starry production of CATS opens in Pittsburgh, iLUMINATE marks one year, and DROP DEAD PERFECT opens off-Broadway this Sunday! (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE SHEFFIELD MYSTERIES, Crucible, Sheffield 15 July 2014
by Ruth Deller - Jul 17, 2014

The new, Sheffield-themed, take on the Mystery Plays makes the most of its huge cast of locals. (more...)

Classical Theatre Lab to Present A FAMILY AFFAIR, Begin. 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The Classical Theatre Lab and the City of West Hollywood present A Family Affair by Alexander Ostrovsky, adapted from a translation by Geroge R. Noyes, directed by Mel Green. Causing an uproar when published in 1850, this broad and irreverent Russian comedy of manners centers around a greedy merchant, Bolshov, who makes a fraudulent bankruptcy application in order to finance the lavish lifestyle of his bourgeois husband-hunting daughter. When Bolshov's accomplices run off with his assets and his daughter, he descends into professional and psychological ruin and is jailed. Upon his release, Bolshov, a new man ready to walk the straight and narrow, finds that his selfish and cantankerous family has not changed one bit. (more...)

Broadway, West End Director Michael Rudman to Release Autobiography I JOKE TOO MUCH, Aug 7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Broadway and West End director Michael Rudman will release his autobiography I JOKE TOO MUCH on August 7. (more...)

PTC to Present Kenneth Jones's ALABAMA STORY Premiere as Part of 2014-15 Season, Jan 9-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company, Salt Lake City's major resident Equity theatre, will present the world premiere of Kenneth Jones' dramaAlabama Story January 9-24, 2015, as part of its eight-title 2014-15 season. PTC Artistic Director Karen Azenberg will direct. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Open 2014-15 Season with New Translation of IVANOV, 9/4-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Trinity Repertory Company kicks off Season 51: The Necessity of Human Connection with a world premiere translation by Artistic Director Curt Columbus of Anton Chekhov's Ivanov, directed by Brian McEleney (The Grapes of Wrath). Ivanov plays September 4 through October 5 in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. Subscriptions are now on sale at www.trinityrep.com, by calling (401) 351-4242 or at the theater's box office at 201 Washington St., Downtown Providence. (more...)

BULRUSHER OPENS 8/23-24 at Skylight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Skylight Theatre Company and Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble present the Los Angeles Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Finalist Bulrusher, written by Eisa Davis and directed by Nataki Garrett. The show opens on 8pm on August 23rd and 3pm August 24th. RECEPTION TO FOLLOW BOTH PERFORMANCES. Runs 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm Sundays through September 28, 2014 at the Skylight Theatre, 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, LA, 90027 (more...)

Everyman Theatre to Host WAITING IN THE WINGS PAnel, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

On Saturday, September 6th, Everyman Theatre welcomes seasoned theatrical professionals for its panel discussion entitled "Waiting in the Wings." The panel is a part of the discussion series, The World of the Play, which began during the 2013/14 season. (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger and More to Star in Lincoln Center's THE OLDEST BOY; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ernest Abuba, Joel de la Fuente, Tsering Dorjee, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Takemi Kitamura, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider, and Nami Yamamoto will comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Sarah Ruhl's new play THE OLDEST BOY. The play, to be directed by Rebecca Taichman, will begin previews Thursday, October 9 and open on Monday, November 3 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Presents Diana Sheehan in FULL GALLOP, 8/11-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced its production of Full Gallop, produced by WaterTower Theatre, August 9-31, 2014. The WaterTower Theatre production of Full Gallop will be directed by Terry Martin and stars Diana Sheehan as Diana Vreeland. The production opens Monday, August 11. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Present THE GOD GAME Through 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Following a critically-acclaimed third season, Stark Naked Theatre Company opens its fourth season on September 5th with the southwest regional premiere of The God Game, written by award-winning playwright Suzanne Bradbeer. Critics praised The God Game in its world premiere earlier this year, calling it "a superb new drama" and "the sort of new work that theatre fans long to see." And just in time for election season, Houston audiences will likewise be enthralled with Stark Naked's production of this exciting political drama. The God Game is a relevant and thought-provoking new play that deftly examines the role of faith on the national political stage. Running through September 20th at Stark Naked Theatre's STUDIO 101, The God Game is directed by Jennifer Dean and features perennial favorites Justin Doran, Philip Lehl, and Kim Tobin-Lehl in the lead roles. (more...)

Keisha Kemper Steps in as Lead in Know Theatre's HARRY & THE THIEF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Due to the sudden illness of featured actor Piper Davis, currently playing the role of "Harry" in Harry & The Thief, opening Friday at 8:00 PM, Know Theatre staff members were left searching last weekend for a talented local actor who could fill Piper's role for the Opening Weekend of performances while Piper recovers. (more...)

David K O'Hara's NOW UNTIL THE HOUR Plays Edinburgh Fringe, Aug 6-10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

David K O'Hara's lyrical dramatic monologue Now Until The Hour will play at the prestigious Summerhall (venue 26) at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. David K O'Hara may be based in New York but is no stranger to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. His play Book Ends was performed at Summerhall in its inaugural year in 2011, and he has also had plays staged at London's King's Head Theatre and The Old Red Lion. (more...)

L. Scott Caldwell to Star in Colony Theatre's WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the second production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS by Pearl Cleage. The production stars Tony winner L. Scott Caldwell, and is directed by Saundra McClain. WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS will preview on Wednesday, September 3; Thursday, September 4; andFriday, September 5 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, September 6 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 5 at The Colony Theatre, 555 North Third Street in Burbank. (more...)

ART/WNY's 2014-15 Season to Include HELLO AGAIN, THE CRUCIBLE, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

The American Repertory Theater of WNY in the company's 8th season announces the highly entertaining 2014-15 season. Coming off a historic 2013-14 in which the company lead the Buffalo theater community with four Artie Awards for Theatrical Excellence and won its very first award for Best Musical Production, American Repertory Theater of WNY is anticipating a compelling theater season and is excited to excel with this season's lineup. (more...)

BWW Profile: Frances Conroy Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Danielle DeSisto - Aug 23, 2014

After studying at Juillard (accompanied by colleagues such as Robin Williams and Kelsey Grammer), Conroy performed with both regional and touring companies in the 1970s. She spent time with the New York-based, critically acclaimed Acting Company, which has harbored the acting talents of Patti LuPone, Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson, and many more. Conroy then took to the Off-Broadway stage as Desmonda in Shakespeare's 'Othello', appearing with Richard Dreyfuss and Raul Julia. (more...)

The REP to Open 2014-15 Season with OF MICE AND MEN, 9/4-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company, opens its 2014-2015 season with Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck's timeless and heartwrenching tale of two migrant workers in the Great Depression. (more...)

Alfred Molina, Winona Ryder & John Bernthal Board HBO's Upcoming Miniseries SHOW ME A HERO
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

According to Deadline, HBO has added Winona Ryder, Alfred Molina, and John Bernthal to its six-hour miniseries SHOW ME A HERO, based on the book by Lisa Belkin. Ther project, which comes from THE WIRE's David Simon, has already enlisted Oscar Isaac and Catherine Keener. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/20/14 - Rannells Gets Glittery as HEDWIG, Three Broadway Companies Meet-and-Greet, and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 20, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Andrew Rannells takes over the title role in HEDWIG tonight, two festivals kick off in NYC and three Broadway companies meet the press! (more...)


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Cast Announced for Christopher Wheelon's ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND at Lincoln Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The Joyce Theater Foundation and The National Ballet of Canada today announced the casting for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, having its New York premiere at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center, September 9 - 14, 2014. (more...)

Richard Eyre's GHOSTS, Starring Lesley Manville and Jack Lowden, Out Online Sept 18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Digital Theatre is delighted to announce its next title; Richard Eyre's five-star, multi award-winning revival production of Ibsen's Ghosts starring Olivier Award-winners Lesley Manville and Jack Lowden will be available to buy and watch online around the world from Thursday 18 September 2014. (more...)

END OF THE RAINBOW, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM and More Set for ICT's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

International City Theatre trumpets its 30th Anniversary in 2015 with a season of five plays celebrating famous people, fiery stories and fun adventures. One of the few theaters in Los Angeles that has successfully made the step up from a 99-seat venue to a mid-sized, Equity House, ICT is Long Beach's resident professional theater company at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

PUSHING DAISIES Reunion! Lee Pace & Anna Friel Visit Richard Armitage At THE CRUCIBLE
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 18, 2014

Notable co-stars from cult TV series PUSHING DAISIES, Lee Pace and Anna Friel, posed for pictures backstage at The Crucible in London's West End this weekend, while visiting star Richard Armitage. (more...)

Sierra Rep's ALL MY SONS to Run 8/29-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

It was written during World War II, but Arthur Miller's play All My Sons continues to resonate with audiences today. Running August 29 through September 21 at Sierra Repertory Theatre's East Sonora stage, the drama's themes - corruption, materialism, getting ahead at the expense of others - are still relevant, said Scott Viets, artistic director at Sierra Repertory Theatre. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

Trap Door Theatre to Feature Guest Artists From Poland in JOHN DOE, Running Sept 25-Oct 25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

The Trap Door Theatre presents JOHN DOE, based on The Madman and the Nun by Stanislaw I. Witkiewicz and translated by Daniel Gerould. Adapted and directed by Andrzej St. Dziuk, with guest artists from the Teatr Witkacy in Zakopane, Poland. (more...)

Jade Anouka, Clare Dunne & More Join Cast of Phyllida Lloyd's All-Female HENRY IV at Donmar
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

In 2012, Phyllida Lloyd's all-female production of Julius Caesar at the Donmar Warehouse placed the play in a women's prison. It stunned audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and challenged the idea of 'who owns Shakespeare?' In one of the schools workshops around the production, teachers heard one of their students, a girl, speak in public for the first time. It couldn't end there. (more...)

Activision Publishing, Inc. is Hands-On at Gamescom 2014 with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Destiny and Skylanders Trap Team Games Playable at the Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Kicking off on Wednesday 13th August at the Koelnmesse GmbH Exhibition Centre in Cologne, Germany, Activision will be offering consumers and industry influencers the opportunity to get hands-on with some of the biggest titles of the year. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be playable in the Microsoft booth located in Hall 5.2, Destiny will be playable in the SONY Computer Entertainment Deutschland booth, located in Hall 7.1 and Skylanders Trap Team will debut a new line of small-but-mighty characters in the Family Area, Hall 10.2. (more...)

Custom Made to Open Season with Kurt Vonnegut's SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE, 9/12-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

A satirical and horrifying anti-war story, Slaughterhouse Five, carries a unique poignancy - and humor. A best seller when released, the novel brought Vonnegut to prominence as a major voice in American fiction. It has been adapted for the stage by Tony-nominated and Oscar-winning Eric Simonson and is directed by Custom Made Theatre's Artistic Director Brian Katz. (more...)

Michael Feast and Sheila Reid to Lead GHOST FROM A PEFECT PLACE at Arcola Theatre this Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Michael Feast and Sheila Reid are to head the cast of the 20th anniversary production of Philip Ridley's contemporary classic Ghost From A Perfect Place, a scorchingly dark comedy, where a monster from the past meets the monsters of the present. (more...)

GREY GARDENS, SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE & More Set for Custom Made Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Custom Made Theatre announces its 2014-2015 season. The award-winning company will stage six exciting works, opening with the Bay Area premiere of Eric Simonson's adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse- Five, or The Children's Crusade and closing the season with Grey Gardens: The Musical. Two of the shows are Bay Area Premieres and one, Plautus's The Braggart Soldier, or Major Blowhard, adapted and directed by Evren Odcikin, is a World Premiere. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company to Offer ASL Performance of ZORRO, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

On Friday, August 22 at 8:30p.m., there will be an American Sign Language Interpretation of 'Zorro!' produced by the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - CHICAGO!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 10, 2014

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