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BWW's On This Day - March 31, 2017
by - Mar 31, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Playwright Ayad Akhtar and More Slated for Huntington's THE WHO & THE WHAT Special Programs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

In conjunction with its upcoming production of The Who & the What the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. (more...)

Mark Ballas to Return as 'Frankie Valli' When JERSEY BOYS Hits Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Casting has been announced for the Los Angeles engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical 'Jersey Boys,' the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, previewing May 16 and 17, opening May 18 continuing through June 24, 2017, at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/31; THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Omaha, CAROUSEL in L.A. and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 31, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Omaha, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Tampa, and CAROUSEL in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City 2016-17 Season Concludes with THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Lyric Opera of Kansas City concludes its 59th season with Gilbert & Sullivan's delightful comic operetta The Pirates of Penzance  April 22, 26, 28, 29, and 30 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in English with English titles. High res production and artists' photos can be downloaded here . (more...)

NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Assistant Curator Annemarie van Roessel on the Designs of Jo Mielziner
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Mar 30, 2017

BroadwayWorld continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Annemarie van Roessel, Assistant Curator of the Billy Rose Theatre Division on: The Designs of Jo Mielziner. (more...)

BWW Blog: Keanna Irving - The King's Players Presents THE CRUCIBLE
by Guest Blogger: Keanna Irving - Mar 29, 2017

Strange things are happening in the bottom floor of an office building in New York City's Financial District.  (more...)

VIDEO: Kristen Bell & James Corden's Aerial Duet Is An Epic Fail on LATE LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James Corden and Kristen Bell set out to perform a beautiful duet of Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes's 'Up Where We Belong' but things are thrown when the planned aerial element of the song doesn't go as planned. (more...)

Previews Start Thursday for WAM Theatre's EMILE...
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

WAM Theatre's eighth season continues with the limited run remount of the company's very successful 2013 production of Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight, written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by WAM Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven, featuring the entire original cast. The production will run from March 30-April 9, 2017, and be presented at Shakespeare & Company's Tina Packer Playhouse in Lenox.   (more...)

Pulitzer-Winning Drama DISGRACED to Tour Universities, High Schools in China This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The most produced play in America in 2015-16, Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer-winning drama Disgraced will tour universities and high schools in China under the direction of Timothy Douglas from April 3 to 30, produced by Ping Pong Productions with grants from the Henry Luce Foundation and the U.S. Embassy in China as well as major support from Chinese hosts and other local partners. (more...)

Comedy, Drama and All That Jazz: The Court Announces The Meridian Energy 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Court Theatre has announced its new season for 2017-2018. (more...)

Charlie Condou And Victoria Yeates Lead Cast In Arthur Miller Classic THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The blistering classic, The Crucible, brings you seventeenth century Salem, where truth holds no currency, fear is used as a political tool and where intruding threats are invented to explain current woes. Arthur Miller's terrifying witch-hunt classic couldn't be more pertinent in today's political landscape and arrives at Manchester Opera House from 8th - 13th May 2017. (more...)

Maureen Beattie, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, and More Announced for Royal Court's NUCLEAR WAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Maureen Beattie, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Gerrome Miller, Beatrice Scirocchi and Andrew Sheridan have been cast in Simon Stephens' Nuclear War directed by Imogen Knight. It runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs 19 April 2017 - 6 May 2017 with Press Night on Friday 21 April. (more...)

Photo Flash: The British Royal Family Comes to Pioneer Theatre in KING CHARLES III
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents King Charles III by Mike Bartlett, a 2015 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play. This future history play runs March 24 - April 8, 2017. (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces 2017 Christmas Show ALICE IN WINTERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Following the huge success of last year's festive hit The Wind in the Willows, Rose Theatre Kingston's most successful Christmas production to date, the theatre today announces its 2017 Christmas show Alice in Winterland. The play, based on Lewis Carroll's much loved Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, is adapted and directed by Ciaran McConville, following his acclaimed productions of The Wind in the Willows, A Christmas Carol and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, with music and lyrics by Eamonn O'Dwyer, and featuring a professional cast alongside a group of Rose Youth Theatre actors. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard Share Hilarious Review of Broadway's HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

While promoting their new film CHiPS in the Big Apple this week, adorable couple Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard shared a night on the town which included a stop at the hit Broadway musical HAMILTON. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Defibrillator's Major New Revival of A LIE OF THE MIND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

With their critically acclaimed production of Stephen Karam's Speech & Debate running at the Trafalgar Studios, Defibrillator Artistic Director James Hillier today announces the full casting for their production of Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind. (more...)

Circle Theatre's 36th Season Continues with RASHEEDA SPEAKING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The second play in Circle Theatre's 2017 season is Rasheeda Speaking. (more...)

Emerging Local Artists Inspired By The Hit Musical EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

???????Four playwrights give their unique responses to Sheffield Theatres' world premiere Everybody's Talking About Jamie in 4x15 on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 April in the Studio Theatre. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Announces Casting for the World Premiere of THE FIREBIRDS TAKE THE FIELD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the world premiere of The Firebirds Take the Field by Lynn Rosen and directed by Jessica Fisch. The Firebirds Take the Fieldruns April 15 - May 20, 2017, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.The Firebirds Take the Field is produced with support from the Alfred P. Sloane Foundation and Ensemble Studio Theater and is the second production of RTE's 2017 Season 'Exploring the Mind/Body Connection.' (more...)

Joe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of The Most Beautiful Room in New York, a new musical with book and lyrics by Adam Gopnik and music by David Shire, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

The Joyce Theater Presents the NY Debut of Scotland's National Dance Co., Scottish Ballet, 4/11-16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is pleased to present the New York debut of Scotland's national dance company, Scottish Ballet, from April 11 – 16, featuring a mixed bill including the U.S. premieres of Motion of Displacement and Ten Poems. Tickets range from $10-$56 and can be purchased at www.Joyce.org, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org. (more...)


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Cast, Creatives Ready to Roast in BARBECUE at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced its cast and creative team for Barbecue by Robert O'Hara, directed by Summer L. Williams and running April 7 - May 7, 2017. (more...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents MY FAIR LADY Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly presents Lerner and Loewe's 'My Fair Lady' at the Paul Green Theatre, from April 5 through 29, 2017. (more...)

Sam Elliott Joins Cast of Lady Gaga 'STAR IS BORN' Remake
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Sam Elliott has signed on to star opposite Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in Warner Bros' remake of A STAR I BORN. (more...)

Artistic Director Robert Hastie Appoints New Associates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, today announces the appointment of three new Associates for the company - Javaad Alipoor, Artistic Director of Bradford based Northern Lines; award-winning director Caroline Steinbeis, and leading casting director Wendy Spon, also renewing her association with the company for whom she was previously Head of Casting. (more...)

It's Miller('s) Time- A History of the Life and Works of Arthur Miller
by Stage Tube - Mar 19, 2017

He is considered one of the greatest playwrights of the twentieth century, and his legacy continues on Broadway this season.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Urgent Call to Action BUILDING THE WALL will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across US
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

A new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge), written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration, reveals how those policies might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion.Building the Wall opens at the Fountain Theatre onMarch 18, the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director of the Alley Theatre, announces the cast and creative team of the classic drama A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller. A View from the Bridge is the passionate and explosive story of the Carbone family and their Sicilian cousins as they discover that the American dream comes at a price. (more...)

Eric Samuelsen's THE ICE FRONT Gets Readings at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company concludes its 2016-2017 Play-by-Play season with readings of Eric Samuelsen's new play, The Ice Front. The staged readings will take place at the Dumke Auditorium of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) on Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15, 2017.  (more...)

FPAC to present Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents Arthur Miller's landmark play, The Crucible, on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. on April 30. The production will be staged at THE BLACK BOX, the company's home and performance venue located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin. (more...)

Playhouse Jr. to Present PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL and THE ADVENTURES OF NATE THE GREAT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Playhouse Jr., Point Park University's quality children's theatre company, will be wrapping up the 2016-2017 season and kicking off the summer with two unique and comedic shows for children of all ages. (more...)

BWW Interview: VITAL 5: This Weekend in Jacksonville Theatre
by Heather Vollman - Apr 20, 2017

'Whattya wanna do?' 'I dunno, what do YOU wanna do?' 'I dunno, what do YOU-' Stop the madness, y'all. Jacksonville is the smallest big town I've ever seen, and although there is so much to do, it can be overwhelming trying to narrow it down. The Vital 5 is here to help you decide. This weekly feature breaks down my top 5 theatrical picks for the upcoming week. Share this to help your friends, and we can then all avoid the frustration of having to choose (well, kind of - you're on your own for dinner plans!) (more...)

CTG Announces Partnerships with Royal Court, National Theatre, Second Stage, Danai Gurira and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie announced separate co-commissioning partnerships with four internationally renowned theatres. (more...)

Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro Tapped as Associate Artist with CTG
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has shared that Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro is one of three celebrated artists to be invited into an expanded relationship with the Center Theatre Group (CTG) in Los Angeles. CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie announced today Shapiro, as well as Matthew Bourne and Danai Gurira, will be Associate Artists with the company. (more...)

Philip Dawkins' THE BURN to Debut with Steppenwolf for Young Adults in 2017-18; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) has announced its 2017/18 season: The Crucible, the Tony Award-winning American classic by Arthur Miller directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Jonathan Berry, and the world premiere of The Burn by Chicago playwright Philip Dawkins directed by Devon de Mayo. SYA's 2017/18 Season explores the question, When you Say it Enough, Does a Lie Become the Truth? (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Greg Hicks-Led RICHARD III at the Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The full cast is announced for Arcola's thrilling new production of William Shakespeare's RICHARD III, starring RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks and directed by Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen, opening 11 May 2017. (more...)

Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Simon Russell Beale Among Lineup for London Theatre Company's Season at the Bridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

London Theatre Company announces the first productions at its new Bridge Theatre, which opens this October on the river by Tower Bridge and City Hall. (more...)

A Fine Little Scandal! Meet the Full Cast of THE LITTLE FOXES, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 19, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, opens tonight, April 19, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Rabbit Hole) directs. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Princeton Summer Theater Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Since its inception over forty years ago, Princeton Summer Theater (PST) has helped launch the careers of hundred of young artists while bringing high-quality, affordable theater to the greater Mercer County area. (more...)

Sam Bass Theatre to present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR SPEECH AND DEBATE THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (more...)

Gil Morgenstern's Reflections Series International Returns To City Winery
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

Violinist Gil Morgenstern's Reflections Series International is pleased to return to City Winery after its sold out inaugural performance last December. Reality Chamber Theatre, a series of informal, interactive concerts designed to pull back the curtain on the creative process, aims to speak to both traditional and new audiences. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CRUCIBLE, Richmond Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Apr 13, 2017

Arthur Miller's The Crucible was written in response to the McCarthy-era in America, as an allegory for the witch hunts against supposed communists. The presidential order resulted in an obsession with exposing the 'red under the bed', destroying friendships and disrupting communities with fear and suspicion. Today, it appears more timely than ever, as we again find ourselves living in an era of heightened fear and anxiety. The play resonates as current warning against hysteria, the threat of religious fundamentalism and even the potential danger of fake news. (more...)

B Street Theatre Presents LUNGS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

An international success, Duncan Macmillan's Lungs is a thoughtful play about a couple deliberating whether to have a child during a time of global anxiety, political unrest, terrorism, and erratic weather. (more...)

Ian Merrill Peakes to Take on Title Role in TIMON OF ATHENS at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Folger Theatre concludes its very successful 25th anniversary season this spring with Shakespeare's gripping tragedy Timon of Athens. (more...)

2017 Old Fitz Season Adds SLUT After Festival Fatale Sell-Out
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Edgeware Forum and Rue De La Rocket in association with Red Line Productions present SLUT by Patricia Cornelius at The Old Fitz Theatre from 13-24 June. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Robert Hastie's Production of JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the full cast for his inaugural production as Artistic Director - William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.  (more...)

KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE to Fly Back to Southwark Playhouse This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Kiki is back! Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out festive run at Southwark Playhouse, Kiki's Delivery Service returns to The Large for a limited summer season. (more...)

THE GAMBLER Takes Audiences on a Whirlwind Roulette Wheel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Villanova Theatre proudly presents a workshop production of The Gambler, written by Villanova University's Charles A. Heimbold Chair in Irish Studies and renowned playwright Owen McCafferty and directed by Philadelphia favorite David Bradley. In this provocative new piece, McCafferty brilliantly transforms Fyodor Dostoevsky's classic novella for the stage. Audiences will be transported by a whirlwind of love, gambling, and politics as our narrator spins the roulette wheel, inviting audiences to 'take a chance' on the unexpected. The Gambler is on stage April 26-30, 2017.  (more...)

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