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Mark Rylance to Reign on Broadway in FARINELLI AND THE KING This Winter
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Mark Rylance, three-time Tony Award winner (Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing, Twelfth Night) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies), will return to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of FARINELLI AND THE KING, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen, it was announced today by producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Black. (more...)

Charlotte Spencer Joins Eve Best, Edward Bluemel, and Anthony Head in LOVE IN IDLENESS
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Charlotte Spencer joins Eve Best, Edward Bluemel, Anthony Head, Vivienne Rochester and Nicola Sloane in Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness as it transfers to the Apollo Theatre for a strictly limited season. (more...)

Euphonia Studio to Bring THE DUCHESS OF MALFI to The Cockpit
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

The Duchess of Malfi, produced and presented by Euphonia Studio is coming to The Cockpit, 17th June 7.30pm & 18th June 3pm. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for the Number One UK Tour of DEATHTRAP
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Full casting for the UK tour of Ira Levin's Tony-nominated classic thriller Deathtrap includes Sam Phillips (Clifford), Beverly Klein (Helga ten Dorp) and Julien Ball (Porter). They join the previously announced TV stars Paul Bradley (Holby City and EastEnders) as Sidney Bruhl and BAFTA nominee Jessie Wallace (EastEnders and Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be) as Myra Bruhl. (more...)

BWW Review: ME AND MY GIRL at Shaw Festival
by Michael Rabice - May 28, 2017

A 'ME AND MY GIRL' Not To Be Missed It is infrequent for the theatre god of comedy to shine bright enough to induce glee, but that is what occurred on opening night of the Shaw Festival's utterly charming production of ME AND MY GIRL. An alchemy of sorts has melded a super talented cast with the thoughtfully insightful director. The Shaw Festival has not always had a strong track record of completely successful musicals, but under new Artistic Director Tim Carroll's leadership, it seems as if the tide has turned. Of course, the selection of a musical with British heritage ( a rarity of sorts), fits in perfectly with the Shaw Festival's mandate. (more...)

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE Comes to Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

One of the UK's best-loved plays, Jim Cartwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, has gone into rehearsals at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre. The show will open the theatre's summer season in June. (more...)

Connor Arnold to Star in Tim Rice's New Version of BLONDEL at the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Producers have announced the cast for the world premiere of a spanking new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Shakespeare In The Squares' Production of ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Shakespeare in the Squares today announces full casting for its 2017 production of Romeo and Juliet which tours to London's squares and parks from 21 June to 13 July, with a press night at Norland Square on 27 June.  (more...)

'Shakespearean Travesty' WHAT YOU WILL Coming to Pear Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Pear Theatre's 15th season concludes with WHAT YOU WILL, a 'Shakespearean travesty' by Max Gutmann. Kidnapping, cross-dressing, and adultery combine in this madcap comedy, written by rearranging thousands of snippets cut from the plays of William Shakespeare into a completely new plot. (more...)

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, Starring Michael Urie, Begins This Week at Red Bull
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

A friendly reminder! Red Bull Theater begins performances tomorrow, Tuesday, for their next mainstage production: The Government Inspector, directed by Mr. Berger, which will open at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). (more...)

Maltby & Shire's New Musical Adaptation of THE COUNTRY WIFE Gets Reading at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby.  (more...)

New Works by Rajiv Joseph, Lawrence Wright, Suzanne Vega & Duncan Sheik Slated for Alley Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre announces eight productions for its 2017-2018 season, including the premiere of three plays developed in the Alley All New Festival. (more...)

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Will Try to Go Right on Opening Night This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

A friendly reminder! The Mischief Theatre production of The Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award winning West End comedy, which officially began performances Thursday, March 9, opens on Broadway this Sunday, April 2, at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). (more...)

Jeffrey Holland Replaces Roy Hudd in WAITING FOR GOD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Jeffrey Holland will star as Tom Ballard in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated WAITING FOR GOD which will begin a 12 week UK tour on 20 April.  He replaces Roy Hudd, who has withdrawn from the production on medical advice, due to ill health.  (more...)

Jeffrey Holland Replaces Roy Hudd in WAITING FOR GOD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Jeffrey Holland will star as Tom Ballard in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated WAITING FOR GOD which will begin a 12 week UK tour on 20 April.  He replaces Roy Hudd, who has withdrawn from the production on medical advice, due to ill health.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Rehearsals Begin for New West End Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Rehearsals began this week for the new West End cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child who will start their performances at the Palace Theatre in London's West End on 24 May 2017 following the final performance from the current cast on 21 May 2017.  (more...)

Moya Productions and Old Red Lion Theatre Announce World Premiere of Mark Weinman's DYL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Moya Productions and the Old Red Lion Theatre, have announced the world premiere production of Mark Weinman's Dyl. Artistic Director of the Old Red Lion, Clive Judd, directs and the production will open on the 9 May and run until 3 June. (more...)

Trevor Nunn's Production Of Terence Rattigan's LOVE IN IDLENESS Transfers to West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

With Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom taking up residence in the West End, Funny Girl on the road as part of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the West End transfer of their current critically acclaimed revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness. (more...)

THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. James Shirley's tragic masterpiece, directed by Justin Audibert, plays from 26 April - 27 May with a press performance on 28 April. (more...)

Michael Urie, Mary Testa, Michael McGrath and More Set for THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for their next mainstage production: The Government Inspector, directed by Mr. Berger, which will open Off-Broadway this Spring at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). (more...)

Central City Opera Announces 2017 Summer Festival, 7/8-8/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Central City Opera's 2017 Summer Festival, which runs from July 8 through August 6, features Bizet's Carmen and Mozart's Così fan tutte performed in repertory in the historic Central City Opera House, and three one-act operas with limited runs—Britten's The Burning Fiery Furnace, Douglas Moore's Gallantry, and Amy Beach's Cabildo—performed in smaller venues located around the town of Central City. Complementing these five widely different operas are pre-performance lectures and talkbacks, staged opera scenes, elegant opening night dinners, and post-performance socials, which make for a full and enriching experience of entertainment and culture in one of Colorado's most historic mountain settings.   (more...)

We Happy Few to Present Action-Packed, Modern HENRY V This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

We Happy Few productions, named by the DCist as one of the Best Small Theatre Companies of 2015, will bring an action-packed, modern look to Shakespeare's HENRY V. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for FOOTLOOSE UK Tour and Limited West End Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????Full casting is announced today for Footloose: The Musical, which returns next month following a smash-hit 2016 tour. Opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on Friday 21 April, the tour will include a strictly limited West End season at The Peacock, playing for three weeks from Tuesday 12 September 2017.  (more...)

Winners of Seventh Annual WICKED Young Writer Awards Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

THE 2017 WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS today announced its winners during a ceremony involving over 115 shortlisted finalists and their families and teachers at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, home of the award-winning musical WICKED. (more...)

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Comes to Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The West End, Broadway and worldwide hit The Play That Goes Wrong comes to Canterbury next month (July). (more...)

Society of London Theatre Names New President
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Society of London Theatre (SOLT) has announced that Kenny Wax has been appointed as its new President. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT Comes to Antaeus, directed by Shakespeare Specialist Rob Clare
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Internationally recognized Shakespeare specialist Rob Clare directs one of the Bard's most popular and delightful romantic comedies, filled with shrewd observations about life, love and human nature. Antaeus Theatre Company presents a fully partner-cast production of As You Like It, opening July 27 and July 28 (one opening for each cast) at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale. Low-priced previews begin July 20. (more...)

Andrea Frierson's ME & ELLA, Valentine to the 'First Lady of Song', Set for Summer at York
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, 'Happily Divorced'). (more...)

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, Starring Michael Urie, Will Move to New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Red Bull Theater has announced that their acclaimed production of The Government Inspector, directed by Mr. Berger, now at The Duke on 42nd Street, will transfer to New World Stages for six weeks only, beginning July 5th.  This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through August 20th. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience presents Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family. Measure for Measure is the first time Godwin is directing Shakespeare with an American company. The production runs this weekend, June 17, through July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Andrea Burns, Bryan Terrell Clark, Lilli Cooper and More to Star in Concert Reading of Maltby & Shire's THE COUNTRY WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby.   (more...)

Finalists Announced For The 2017 Wicked Young Writer Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The acclaimed 2017 Wicked Young Writer Awards, created and sponsored by award-winning musical WICKED in association with the National Literary Trust, are announcing today the names of the 115 finalists in the running for the annual creative writing prizes. (more...)

Thrilling New Mystery HOLMES AND WATSON to Premiere at Arizona Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Even after his supposed "death" at Reichenbach Falls, the great detective kept his hold on the world through the frauds, fakes and charlatans claiming to be him, forcing the loyal Dr. Watson to find the truth in Arizona Theatre Company's world premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher's Holmes and Watson. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Last night, musical 42ND STREET opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London's West End. The show received a royal seal of approval from Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, who was given a pair of golden tap shoes by the producers and writer/director Mark Bramble. The Duchess attended the show in her role as Royal Patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH). (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, Starring Michael Urie, at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced that tickets will go on sale today for their next mainstage production: The Government Inspector, directed by Mr. Berger, which will open at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). (more...)

BWW Review: Capital City Theatre's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL at The Overture Jazz's Up Madison
by Scott Rawson - Apr 3, 2017

From the moment, you are seated in the intimate Wisconsin Studio at the Overture Center you are transported to Emerson's Bar and Grill. The year,1959. The month, March. Billie Holiday will only live another 4 months, at which time she will die at the young age of 44 from cirrhosis of the liver. (more...)

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE Opens Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

One of the UK's best-loved plays, Jim Cartwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, opens the summer season at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre in June. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. (more...)

Red Bull to Stage New Version of Nikolai Erdman's THE MANDATE Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for their next Revelation Reading on Monday May 1st (7:30pm) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street): the New York Premiere of Nikolai Erdman's The Mandate in a new version by Declan Donnellan (Cheek-by-Jowl), directed by Ethan McSweeny. (more...)

TheatreZone Announces Second Saturday Matinee for 2017-18 Shows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

TheatreZone announces that, to meet increasing demand, it has added a second Saturday matinee to its 2017-18 shows schedule. These performances will take place on the first Saturday of each show's run, increasing total performances of a show from 11 to 12. (more...)

Casting Announced for TWITSTORM at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The team behind Park Theatre hits Dead Sheep, An Audience with Jimmy Savile, Deny Deny Deny and The Roundabout, will return to the theatre with the world premiere of a brand new comedy, TWITSTORM, playing from 31 May - 1 July, with a press night on 1 June. (more...)

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to Transfer to Cape Town's Theatre On The Bay After Successful Joburg Run
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The South African production of the hit comedy THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG will open at Theatre on the Bay in Cape Town this May, following a sold-out season in Johannesburg. (more...)

Will Opening Night Go Right? Meet the Cast of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

The Play That Goes Wrong opens tonight, April 2, at the Lyceum Theatre.  Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

BWW Review: NSF & Lipscomb's Provocative Take on RICHARD II
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 16, 2017

Carrie Brewer's fiery portrayal of the man who would ultimately become King Henry IV is certain to resonate with audiences for the compelling production of William Shakespeare's Richard II - onstage at Shamblin Theatre through April 23 in a joint production from Nashville Shakespeare Festival and Lipscomb University Theatre - especially in contrast to Caroline Amos' highly theatrical portrayal of the eponymous king whose indecision and lack of personal gravitas results in his ultimate demise. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering The Best and Worst of Mr. Blackwell at the Hollywood Museum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

From Broadway and B-Movies to fiascoes in fashion, Mr. Blackwell was the original arbiter of wrong and right on the red carpet. From Carol Channing ('Finger paints, chicken feathers, and glue thrown into an electric fan'-1966) to Bette Midler (Potluck in a laundramat'-1973), Blackwell remarked, 'I'm only saying out loud what everyone else is whispering.' (more...)

Inconceivable! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Extends Until 2018 on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

In an inconceivable turn of events, The Play That Goes Wrong will continue wrecking havoc at The Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Broadway until at least 2018. Below, watch what happens when Mischief Theatre's Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer get a hold of this new block of tickets! (more...)

Invigorated 'BURLESQUE ALICE IN WONDERLAND' to Return to Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Verlaine and McCann present their original re-imagination of Lewis Carroll's classic tale of nonsense and fantasy, Through The Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland. (more...)

BWW Review: RICKIE LEE JONES at Governor Hindmarsh Hotel
by Barry Lenny - Apr 11, 2017

Rickie Lee Jones was amongst friends at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel (more...)

THE PLAY THAT GETS WRONG Attempts World Domination; New Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

A week after opening across the pond on Broadway, The Play That Goes Wrong today announces there will be a new cast at The Duchess Theatre from Wednesday 10 May 2017. (more...)

Cast Announced for the World Premiere of DYL at the Old Red Lion
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Today, Moya Productions and Old Red Lion announce the full cast for the world premiere production of Mark Weinman's Dyl. (more...)

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