Ralph Fiennes's Richard III Leads June's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Shakespeare and Rattigan to new musicals and an Edward Snowden play, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews... (more...)

ZIEGFELD GIRLS to be Held at Lang Recital Hall, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City will present ZIEGFELD GIRLS, a multi-media event hosted by Martin Schneit, with special guest stars Jamie Buxton, Erin Cronican and Candice Oden, on Saturday, May 28th, 2016. The event will take place at Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenue), and tickets for the 3:30pm performance are now on sale. (more...)

Nashville Repertory Theatre Now Accepting Applications for 2016-17 Ingram New Works Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Now through June 13, 2016, Nashville Repertory Theatre is accepting applications from playwrights for the 2016-17 Ingram New Works Lab. The Lab is one of three components of the Ingram New Works Project, the other two being the Ingram New Works Fellowship and the Ingram New Works Festival. The Project was launched by Nashville Rep in 2009 thanks to the generous support of Martha R. Ingram. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Sets 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In Theatr Clwyd's 40th anniversary year, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her Theatr Clwyd directorial debut production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Harvey directs Lisa Palfrey in the role of Beatrice and John Ramm as Benedict. They are joined by David Bark-Jones, Jonathan Harden, Sian Howard, Nakay Kpaka, Steven Meo, Catherin Morris, Lowri Palfrey, Kerry Peers, and Sion Pritchard. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Exclusive Look at Mike Poulton's KENNY MORGAN at the Arcola Theatre
by Roy Tan - May 22, 2016

Arcola Theatre presents KENNY MORGAN, the World Premiere of a new play by Mike Poulton, directed by Lucy Bailey with designer Robert Innes Hopkins, sound designer Neil McKeown and lighting designer Jack Knowles. KENNY MORGAN runs now through Saturday June 18th, with Press Night set for tomorrow, Monday May 23rd at 7.30pm. Check out BroadwayWorld's exclusive look at the production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mike Poulton's KENNY MORGAN at the Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Arcola Theatre presents KENNY MORGAN, the World Premiere of a new play by Mike Poulton, directed by Lucy Bailey with designer Robert Innes Hopkins, sound designer Neil McKeown and lighting designer Jack Knowles. KENNY MORGAN runs now through Saturday June 18th, with Press Night set for Monday May 23rd at 7.30pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

West End's SUNNY AFTERNOON Now Booking Into October 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Due to public demand, the multi-Olivier award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON has announced another extension to its West End run, until 29 October 2016. The extension will take the show's West End run past the two year mark. (more...)

Full Creative Team Set for OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES at Cherry Lane with Estelle Parsons & Judith Ivey
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES -- a new comedy by Israel Horovitz (MY OLD LADY), with a cast starring Oscar winner and 5-time Tony nominee ESTELLE PARSONS, two-time Tony winner JUDITH IVEY, along with ANGELINA FIORDELLISI (ZORBA on Broadway opposite Anthony Quinn) and FRANCESCA CHOY-KEE (DISGRACED) - begins rehearsals May 12 prior to the start of previews June 7 and opening June 19, in a world-premiere production by Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) in Greenwich Village.  The play is directed by Barnet Kellman. (more...)

AMERICAN BUFFALO, WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST and More Set for Keegan Theatre's 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Keegan Theatre announces its 2016-2017, 20th anniversary season. (more...)

Classic New York Love Story DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA Comes to Theatre N16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

A fierce dance of the displaced, DANNY AND The Deep Blue Sea opens at Theatre N16 for a two week limited run on Sunday 3 April, produced by Theatrum Veritatus, starring Gareth O'Connor (Once, West End) and Megan Lloyd Jones, and directed by Courtney Larkin. (more...)

Terrence Rattigan's FLARE PATH Coming to The REP in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The critically acclaimed production of Terence Rattigan's epic wartime romance Flare Path, visits Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Monday 25 - Sat 30 April. (more...)

Edward Kosac Jr. Releases WILLY AND SILLY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Edward Kosac Jr., a devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Willy and Silly': an exciting and lighthearted tale of Willy and Silly who save their friends in The Deep Blue Sea. (more...)

FISHERS OF MEN to Return to the Hudson Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Faith and art intersect in Rick Segall's profoundly moving one-man show illuminating the final moments of Apostle Simon Peter's life, and how those moments changed the life of one man forever. FISHERS OF MEN opens March 4 in a limited three-week engagement at the Hudson Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present THE ELEPHANT PEN, 7/7-17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY - Circus goers typically marvel at the power and restrained grace of an elephant in the ring, taking on delicate poses unusual for such gigantic creatures. But the process by which that power is tamed can serve as a metaphor for the human condition. (more...)

Randi Driscoll to Lead Starry REINVENTION Benefit for The Seeing Place
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Singer/Songwriter sensation Randi Driscoll calls together friends from Broadway to benefit up-and-coming actor-driven ensemble, The Seeing Place. The show, 'Reinvention' touches on the immense challenge put before us when life throws us struggles we're not sure we have the strength to face. (more...)

Helen McCrory-starring THE DEEP BLUE SEA To Be Broadcast In Cinemas on 1 September
by Marianka Swain - Jun 21, 2016

Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's, The Deep Blue Sea will be broadcast live to cinemas around the world from the National's Lyttelton Theatre on 1 September at 7pm. (more...)

SUNNY AFTERNOON to Conclude West End Run This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The multi-Olivier award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON will conclude its London run at the end of its current booking period on 29 October this year, after more than two years in the West End. (more...)

Orlando Jones Joins Starz's Highly Anticipated Series AMERICAN GODS
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Starz and FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) announced today that Orlando Jones (“Madiba,” “Sleepy Hollow”) will play Mr. Nancy in the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman's acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, AMERICAN GODS. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Penelope Wilton Has Become a Dame in Queen's Birthday Honors
by Louisa Brady - Jun 11, 2016

Penelope Wilton, known to many as DOWNTON ABBEY's Isobel Crawley, has been made a Dame in the Queen's Birthday Honors. The other honorees include Stanley Wells, Brian Blessed, Tom Morris, and Felix Barrett. (more...)

Horror Comedy FEAR, INC, Starring Abigail Breslin, to Hit All VOD Platforms This October
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Electric Entertainment has acquired all media rights for the U.S. and Canada for the self-aware horror comedy FEAR, INC., it was announced today by Dean Devlin, President and CEO of the company. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast THREEPENNY OPERA and DEEP BLUE SEA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

National Theatre Live has announced international broadcasts of the Rufus Norris' National Theatre production of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens on Thursday, September 22, 2016; and, Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea on Thursday, October 6, 2016. (more...)

Quincy Dunn-Baker, Arica Himmel, Annie Parisse & More Will Star in Second Stage Theatre's THE LAYOVER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming world premiere production of THE LAYOVER, written by Leslye Headland and directed by Trip Cullman, who collaborated on Second Stage Uptown's hit comedy Bachelorette. (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston to Stage London Premiere of BERYL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Today Rose Theatre Kingston in association with West Yorkshire Playhouse announces the London premiere of BERYL, Maxine Peake's critically-acclaimed play celebrating the life of sporting legend Beryl Burton - the greatest woman on two wheels. BERYL was nominated for best new play at the Manchester Theatre Awards today. (more...)

New Musical SPEAKEASY to Begin Performances in February at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Theater for the New City presents Speakeasy: John and Jane's Adventures in the Wonderland, a fantastical musical of Prohibition-era NYC queer life written and composed by Danny Ashkenasi. (more...)

Spoleto Festival USA Announces 2016 Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2016

Festival General Director Nigel Redden announces the program for the 40th annual Spoleto Festival USA, taking place May 27 through June 12, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/29/2016 - GREASE: LIVE! and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 29, 2016

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: Broadway gets a new Javert, and GREASE: LIVE airs Sunday night on FOX! (more...)

Helen McCrory Will Lead Terrence Rattigan's THE DEEP BLUE SEA at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

According to the Daily Mail, stage and screen star Helen McCrory will lead Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea at the National Theatre. Baz Bamigboye writes that she will play 'Hester' in the production, which will open this June. (more...)

BAD JEWS Returning to Melbourne in April 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

?After a sellout Melbourne season last year, Aleksandar Vass and Vass Theatre Group along with Alex Theatre St Kilda are excited to announce the return of Broadway and West End hit Bad Jews to the Alex Theatre, St Kilda. Due to popular demand, the critically acclaimed, all-Australian production, Bad Jews returns from 27 April for a strictly limited season prior to commencing a National Tour to Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. Tickets are on sale now from Ticketek. (more...)

Hamish Glen to Bring THE SISTERHOOD to Coventry
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Coventry's Belgrade Theatre is banishing the winter blues with a brand new production of Moliere's rarely performed romantic comedy, The Sisterhood, which will be directed by Artistic Director Hamish Glen and runs from Sat 30 Jan - Sat 20 Feb 2016 in B2. (more...)

Michael Pennington to Lead New KING LEAR UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) has announced that a major new production of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, King Lear, will embark on a UK tour to nine regional venues from April to July in association with the Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton.  (more...)

Aurin Squire's DON'T SMOKE IN BED to Premiere at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Following the success of last year's production of Obama-ology, multi-award-winning African-American playwright Aurin Squire returns to the Finborough Theatre with another world premiere - DON'T SMOKE IN BED, running at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 6 March 2016 (Press Night: Monday, 7 March 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

National Theatre Announces 2016 Productions - Andrew Garfield Stars in ANGELS IN AMERICA, James McArdle in YOUNG CHEKHOV, WAR HORSE Tour and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

New work by Lee Hall, David Hare, Bryony Kimmings, Lucy Kirkwood, Nina Raine, Gillian Slovo and Alexander Zeldin, and contemporary revivals of two of the NT's most celebrated 20th century premieres - Amadeus and Angels in America - are among the forthcoming productions at the National Theatre announced today by Rufus Norris. (more...)

Rachel Weisz Will Return to the Stage in Revival of David Hare's PLENTY at The Public; David Leveaux to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that David Hare's PLENTY will receuve its first major New York revival as part of The Public's 2016-17 season. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring Academy and Olivier Award winner Rachel Weisz, the award-winning post-World War II drama about a former secret agent first premiered at The Public in 1982 and then transferred to Broadway in 1983 to receive a Tony nomination for Best Play. (more...)

Ivy Crest Company Presents Two One Acts by Edward Allan Baker at Davenport Theatre This March
by Louisa Brady - Feb 20, 2016

Starting March 16th at Davenport Theatre The Ivy Crest Theatre Co. will present two powerful one act plays by Edward Allan Baker centering around working class families in crisis. Up, Down, Strange, Charmed, Beauty, and Truth directed by Erica Silberman features David Newer*, Lacy Marie Meyer (Inside Amy Shumer) and Kelly Kozakevich. North of Providence directed by David Newer features Lauren Duffy and James McCloskey. *(Member of Actors Equity) (more...)

Orlando Jones & More to Host THE OSCARS BACKSTAGE on Oscar.com
by TV News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

This year's “The Oscars® Backstage” on Oscar.com, which is the ultimate second-screen experience for fans watching the show, will be hosted by a multi-talented group of TV personalities, including actor/writer/producer Orlando Jones (more...)

Smash Comedy BAD JEWS Coming to Sydney's Seymour Centre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Aleksandar Vass and Vass Theatre Group are excited to announce the Broadway and West End hit BAD JEWS will have its Sydney premiere at the Everest Theatre at the Seymour Centre in May. The all-Australian production of BAD JEWS which enjoyed a sellout season in Melbourne last year, will play from 18 May - 4 June. (more...)

Estelle Parsons, Judith Ivey & More to Lead New Israel Horovitz Comedy Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016


Public Sales for UMS's 138th Season Begin Monday, August 15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Monday, August 15 marks the official beginning of ticket sales for individual performances presented as part the 2016-17 University Musical Society (UMS) season. With appearances by internationally renowned orchestras, chamber musicians, dance groups, jazz and global music artists, and theater and dance ensembles, the UMS season spans the complete spectrum of the performing arts. In all, 64 performances by 49 different artists and ensembles will take place in nine venues in Ann Arbor and Detroit, including Hill Auditorium, Rackham Auditorium, the Power Center, Michigan Theater, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, the Ann Arbor Skatepark, Arthur Miller Theatre, and Downtown Boxing Gym.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Tennessee Williams's A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR at The Print Room
by Marianka Swain - Aug 9, 2016

Artistic Director of The Print Room at the Coronet Anda Winters today announces the full cast for Tennessee Williams' rarely performed A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR, which opens the theatre's new Autumn season. Michael Oakley directs Debbie Chazen as Bodey, Hermione Gulliford as Helena, Laura Rogers as Dorothea and Julia Watson as Miss Gluck. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September and runs until 7 October. (more...)

Cast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20. (more...)

Israeli Stage Announces Seventh Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Israeli Stage, sharing the diversity and vitality of Israeli culture through theatre, is proud to announce Season 7! The season will feature two plays presented as Staged Reading in Fall 2016, Olivier Award Nominee Joshua Sobol: In Residence at Israeli Stage in March/April of 2017 and Israeli Stage's Third Full Theatrical Production, Days of Atonement by former Playwright-in-Residence Hanna Azoulay-Hasfari. Dialogue Reflections led by local thinkers, authors and artist will follow all performances. (more...)

KENNY MORGAN to Return to the Arcola with Original Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Arcola Theatre's production of Kenny Morgan will return for just four weeks this September after a sold-out premiere earlier this year. This critically-acclaimed new play is the latest drama by Mike Poulton (Tony nominated for his Broadway versions of Fortune's Fool, Wolf Hall, and Bring up The Bodies). (more...)

Breaking News: Jessica Hecht, John Turturro & Tony Shalhoub Will Lead THE PRICE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced the stars of the new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out The Steamy New Trailer For Second Stage's THE LAYOVER
by Michael Dale - Aug 11, 2016

Second Stage Theatre presents the world premiere production of THE LAYOVER, written by Leslye Headland and directed by Trip Cullman. (more...)

Christine Lahti, Jason Ritter and Georgia King to Star in THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The divisive world of Washington D.C. politics moves to center stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts when Anthony Giardina's searing political comic drama THE CITY OF CONVERSATION opens for a limited run in May. (more...)

Marion Bailey, Peter T. Sullivan, Tom Burke & More to Join Helen McCrory in National Theatre's THE DEEP BLUE SEA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Marion Bailey will play Mrs. Elton, with Peter T. Sullivan as William Collyer and Tom Burke as Freddie, to McCrory's Hester. (more...)

BWW Review: DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, Theatre N16, April 4 2016
by Gary Naylor - Apr 5, 2016

Gary naylor sees a play that understands that people can change bu also that finding the person who catalyses that reaction is much harder than it looks. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image to Host Terence Davies Retrospective, 5/7-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Over the last four decades, the British filmmaker Terence Davies has produced a deeply personal body of work that explores the longing inspired by movie fantasy and the intermingling of memory and history. Coinciding with the U.S. theatrical release of his latest film, Sunset Song, based on the classic Scottish novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbons, about a farming family caught in the aftermath of World War I, Museum of the Moving Image will present a complete retrospective, to date, of the films of Terence Davies from May 7 through 22, 2016. Davies will appear in person at the Museum on two occasions: on May 8 with The Long Day Closes and on May 10 with a preview screening of Sunset Song, accompanied by the film's star Agyness Deyn. (more...)

Two-Time Olivier Nominee to Star in World Premiere of KENNY MORGAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

February 1949. The tenants of a boarding house in Camden Town, alerted by a smell of gas coming from one of the rooms, discover a young man lying unconscious, and signs of what might be a botched suicide attempt. In an attempt to make contact with the victim's family or friends, they decide to telephone the first person listed in his book of personal telephone numbers. It is the celebrated playwright Terence Rattigan.... (more...)

Annual 'Playwrights for a Cause', Benefitting New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, to Be Held in July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The annual Playwrights for a Cause benefit will be Sunday, July 24th at 7:30 pm at the Atlantic Theatre (Linda Gross Theater), 336 West 20th Street, NYC 10011. The special performance will include six original plays. This year the playwrights for the benefit will include: Israel Horovitz, Dominique Morisseau, Antoinette Nwandu, John Patrick Shanley, Regina Taylor as well as an award-winning writer from the Planet Connections community that will be announced later. (more...)

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