Tony Winner Alfie Boe Performs FINDING NEVERLAND on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2016

Tony Winner Alfie Boe stopped by this morning's 'Today' to perform the title song from Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND. The actor recently stepped into the role of author 'J.M. Barrie' in the production. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Returns to the West End, July 27
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Tony award-winning musical The Secret Garden, based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with script and lyrics by Pulitzer prize and Tony award-winner Marsha Norman and music by Grammy award-winner Lucy Simon, is coming back to the West End for a summer season. (more...)

BWW Review: SIGNATURE PLAYS: THE SANDBOX, DROWNING, FUNNYHOUSE OF A NEGRO, Looking Back At An Absurdist Trio
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

Signature Theatre presents a program of one-acts by Edward Albee, Maria Irene Fornes and Adrienne Kennedy. (more...)

BWW Interview: Patrick Page is Ruling the Underworld Downtown in NYTW's HADESTOWN
by Nicole Rosky - May 22, 2016

He's taken on Scar, Claude Frollo, the Green Goblin, and the Grinch... but his past characters are not all that bad (at least he doesn't see it that way). Now Patrick Page is back on stage at New York Theatre Workshop and this time it's all about the underworld. (more...)

Andre De Shields to Guest Star in WOZ: A ROCK CABARET at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Joining the original cast as the Wizard is Tony Award-nominated actor Andre De Shields, Broadway's original 'The Wiz' (1975). (more...)

Photo Flash: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Celebrates Chicagoland Debut at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Theatre at the Center presents the Chicagoland premiere of the Broadway hit NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT. This new musical features a book by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, and a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin's most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes (Let's Call the Whole Thing Off, Someone to Watch Over Me, 'S Wonderful). NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT runs now through June 5 at Theatre at the Center. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Michelle Fairley, Jodie Comer Cast in Starz's THE WHITE PRINCESS
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2016

Starz announced today that Michelle Fairley (“Game of Thrones,” “Rebellion”) will play the role of Margaret Beaufort in THE WHITE PRINCESS (more...)

Photo Coverage: Alfie Boe Takes First Bows in FINDING NEVERLAND
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 30, 2016

Tony Award-winner Alfie Boe, the British tenor acclaimed for his role as 'Jean Valjean' in the widely watched 2010 25th anniversary special televised concert at London's O2 arena of LES MISERABLES, again in the West End's 2011 production, and in Broadway's current revival, just took over the role of 'J.M. Barrie' in Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from his first official curtain call! (more...)

Queen Elizabeth at 90: President Obama, Prince William and Professor Chris Imafidon pay tribute
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

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VIDEO: First Look - Jenna Coleman Stars in Upcoming ITV Drama VICTORIA
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The epic new drama series VICTORIA is coming this year to ITV, starring Jenna Coleman, Rufus Sewell and Tom Hughes. Check out the first teaser trailer below! (more...)

Documentary Special WILLIAM AND KATE: THE JOURNEY to Make U.S. Premiere on REELZ 4/18
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

REELZ today announced that in celebration of Prince William and Kate Middleton's fifth wedding anniversary in April, the four-part documentary special WILLIAM AND KATE: THE JOURNEY will make its U.S. premiere Monday, April 18 with the first two parts airing back to back starting at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT. (more...)

Full Cast Set for AFTER INDEPENDENCE at Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Papatango today announces the full cast for the world premiere of After Independence by May Sumbwanyambe. George Turvey directs Stefan Adegbola (Charles), Sandra Duncan (Kathleen), Peter Guinness (Guy) and Beatriz Romilly (Chipo) in the production which opens at the Arcola Theatre on 6 May, with previews from 4 May, and runs until 28 May 2016. (more...)

Theatre at the Center to Present NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

?Theatre at the Center announces the Chicagoland premiere of the Broadway hit Nice Work If You Can Get It.  This new musical features a book by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, and a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin's most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes (Let's Call the Whole Thing Off, Someone to Watch Over Me, 'S Wonderful).  Nice Work If You Can Get It runs May 5 through June 5 at Theatre at the Center. (more...)

Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Amber Gray, Patrick Page and More to Lead Chavkin & Mitchell's HADESTOWN Premiere at NYTW; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the cast for HADESTOWN, written by celebrated singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell and developed with and directed by the inventive two-time OBIE award-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Three Pianos; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Quintessence Theatre Group's ST. JOAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Quintessence Theatre presents George Barnard Shaw's ST. JOAN, running now through April 22, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Queen's Company to Stage All-Female TAMING OF THE SHREW at the Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Queen's Company, New York City's acclaimed (and first) all-female classical theater company, now in its 15th season, proudly presents William Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, directed by The Queen's Company Artistic Director Rebecca Patterson. Taming of the Shrew runs from April 16 - May 1, 2016 in a limited engagement at the Wild Project, located at 195 East 3rd Street between Avenue A and Avenue B in New York City. (more...)

Malcolm Sinclair and Chris Peluso Join SHOW BOAT - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Malcolm Sinclair (Capt. Andy Hawks) and Chris Peluso (Gaylord Ravenal) will join original Sheffield cast members Gina Beck (Magnolia Hawks), Lucy Briers (Parthy Ann Hawks), Rebecca Trehearn (Julia La Verne), Emmanuel Kojo(Joe), Sandra Marvin (Queenie), Alex Young (Ellie May Chipley) and Danny Collins (Frank Schultz) in the West End cast of Daniel Evans' five star production of Show Boat. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Stage VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 3/30-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, Vanya is a comedy about two dysfunctional siblings and the wild weekend that unfolds when their famous sister returns with her hunky new boy toy. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike appears from March 30 - May 1, 2016 (Opening Night is April 1) in the Goldman Theater. Tickets are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Estelle Parsons, Chukwudi Iwuji & More Set for Red Bull Theater's CORIOLANUS Reading
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Twelfth Season will continue with Shakespeare's Coriolanus, directed by Michael Sexton, on Monday March 7th at 7:30 PM, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson).  Featured in the cast will be Estelle Parsons (Academy Award winner for Bonnie and Clyde and nominee for Rachel, Rachel, five time Tony Award nominee),  Chukwudi Iwuji (Olivier Award-winning Henry VI Trilogy at the Royal Shakespeare Company, TFANA's Tamburlaine, NYSF's King Lear), Matthew Rauch ('Banshee'), Jay O. Sanders ('Person of Interest,' 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent'), along with David Barlow, Louis Cancelmi, Henry Clarke, Kimiye Corwin, Autumn Dornfeld, Emily Gardner Hall,  Peter Francis James, Merritt Janson, Ian Lassiter, Michael Schantz and more. Coriolanus will be a co-presentation with The Shakespeare Society.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101. (more...)

The Duchess and the Fox Release Neo-Noir Cabaret EP 'Every Night'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Today, Psychedelic Furs/Ryan Adams/Nada Surf/Ramones associate Joe McGinty's most recent project, a nouveau cabaret duo with Andrea Diaz of Superhuman Happiness, comes to fruition. (more...)

Starz Orders THE WHITE QUEEN Sequel Miniseries
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Starz announced today the company has greenlit 'The White Princess,' the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed STARZ Original Miniseries event 'The White Queen,' from Company Pictures. Adapted from Philippa Gregory's best-selling novel of the same name and part of The Cousins' War book series, 'The White Princess' tells the story of England's War of the Roses from the perspective of the women. The 8-episode limited series drama is currently in pre-production. (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Continue Season with THE ROMAN ACTOR with Patrick Page & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Twelfth Season will continue with Philip Massinger's The Roman Actor, directed by Louisa Proske, on Monday February 15th at 7:30 PM, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson).  Featured in the cast will be Oberon Adjepong, Mamoudou Athie, Tina Benko, Clifton Duncan, Ben Horner, Jennifer Ikeda, Patrick Page, Paul Lazar, Carolyn Smith, Sam Underwood, Adina Verson, and more, with live music performed by percussionist Satoshi Takeishi.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101. (more...)

Tala's 'Malika' EP Streamed More Than 2/6 Million Times
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

With her globalized blend of effervescent daydream pop British-Iranian talent T?L? has been selected as a 2016 VEVO DSCVR Emerging Artist and named a Dazed 100 2016 Breaking Artist. (more...)

Official: Alfie Boe and Sally Ann Triplett Will Fly Into FINDING NEVERLAND This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

It's official! Tony Award-winner Alfie Boe, the British tenor acclaimed for his role as 'Jean Valjean' in the widely watched 2010 25th anniversary special televised concert at London's O2 arena of LES MISERABLES, and then again in the West End's 2011 production, will take over the role of 'J.M. Barrie' in Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND on Tuesday, March, 29. No word yet on whether he will travel with the show when it returns to London in January 2017.  (more...)

Land Rover BAR Chooses EMC in Bid to Win America's Cup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

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BWW's On This Day - February 13, 2016
by - Feb 13, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

San Diego REP to Welcome Hershey Felder This July
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

San Diego audience favorite Hershey Felder ("George Gershwin Alone," "Monsieur Chopin," "Beethoven," "Liszt," "An American Story," "Irving Berlin") returns to San Diego Repertory Theatre in a pre-New York engagement of "Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in MAESTRO." Fresh from a sold out run of "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin" at the La Jolla Playhouse, Felder will now perform this signature work about America's finest conductor and composer, Leonard Bernstein, which had its premiere in 2011 at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre. Directed by Joel Zwick, "MAESTRO" plays a limited engagement from Wednesday, July 6 to Sunday, July 17, 2016. Details for the New York presentation will be announced in April. (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct LUNA GALE at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Cleveland Play House's (CPH) monumental 100th Season continues with the regional premiere of LUNA GALE. CPH welcomes back film and stage legend Austin Pendleton to direct this contemporary drama that begs the question 'To whom do you belong?' Written by Rebecca Gilman, recipient of the 2015 Roe Green Award, LUNA GALE runs February 27 - March 20 in the intimate Allen Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - NELL GWYNN Hits the West End, Starring Gemma Arterton!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Following critical acclaim and a sell-out run at Shakespeare's Globe, Jessica Swale's new play Nell Gwynn, directed by Christopher Luscombe, transferred to the West End for a strictly limited season from Thursday 4 February 2016 starring Gemma Arterton in the title role. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Phillippa Gregory's THE WHITE PRINCESS Coming to Starz as Event Miniseries
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Starz announced today the company has greenlit THE WHITE PRINCESS, the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed STARZ Original Miniseries event 'The White Queen,' (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN, MACBETH & More Set for Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2016–17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Following the successes of the first half of this season-from the multiple Helen Hayes Award nominations for Salome and Kiss Me, Kate, to the critical acclaim of The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound-Artistic Director Michael Kahn announced today the Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season. Kahn has put together a season of new debuts of both artists and works, and one with innovative adaptations and classic tragedies that continue STC's mission to re-think, re-work, and re-introduce classic texts and themes to its contemporary D.C. audiences. (more...)

SIDEWAYS To Premiere at the St. James Theatre, May 26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

A brand new production of Rex Pickett's critically acclaimed and much loved novel and play Sideways will open at the St James Theatre for its UK and European premiere, directed by David Grindley (Daytona, Journey's End, The American Plan). Sideways has a limited run from 26 May until 9 July, with press night on 31 May and the full cast and creative team will be announced in due course.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Quintessence Theatre Group's DOCTOR FAUSTUS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group is staging DOCTOR FAUSTUS now through April 24, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

A KINGDOM FOR A STAGE Begins This Month at Chelsea Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Castlebar Productions will present A KINGDOM FOR A STAGE on 28 April - 7 May 2016 at Chelsea Theatre. Press Night: April 28th, 7.30pm (more...)

BWW Review: THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE THIRD - A New Take That Doesn't Completely Work
by Lynn Beaver - Apr 6, 2016

William Shakespeare's THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE THIRD, currently presented at The Curtain Theatre produced by The Baron's Men, written around 1592 and has been debated in historical circles as often as it has been performed. There has been even more discussion about the iconic play and it's controversial plot since King Richard III's physical remains were discovered under a car park in Leicester, England in August 2012 and reinterred with royal honor in March of last year. When Shakespeare wrote his play, 100 years after Richard's death and the rise of the House of Tudor to power, it was incumbent upon the playwright to cast the ancestor of Elizabeth I (Henry VII) in the role of heroic savior and the old regime shown in as bad a light as possible. The Elizabethan audience would have equated evil with physical deformity, so the hunchbacked villain was born. After intense study of the recovered remains of the king, including a positive DNA identity test, we now know that Richard suffered from a severe spinal curvature but he did not have any other disability. We know that he was also a well seasoned battlefield general who, from an early age lead the forces of his older brother, Edward IV, to put down rebellion across the length and breadth of England during the waning years of the War of the Roses. The play features twelve murders attributed to Richard in the five acts, including ghosts of his victims who haunt his dreams. Historians have outright dismissed many of them as Elizabethan propaganda and have cast serious doubt on the remainder. Shakespeare endures where history fails and the fictional plots, plans and murders make for a gripping story, entertaining audiences for 400 years. I will admit to being a bit of a 'Ricardian', (a believer in the redemption of Richard III as a man) and have devoted years of study to the subject. (more...)

BWW Review: KING CHARLES III Contemplates A Time When The Longest Serving Heir Apparent Ascends The British Throne
by Jade Kops - Apr 4, 2016

Drawing on the style of Shakespeare, writer Mike Bartlett looks to a future where Charles, Prince of Wales finally becomes KING CHARLES III. (more...)

Comedian & Writer Lenny Henry to Receive BAFTA Special Award
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today announced that Lenny Henry, one of Britain's best-loved comedians and writers, will be honoured with the Special Award at the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards at the Royal Festival Hall, London on Sunday May 8th. (more...)

World Premiere of A NIGHT IN OLYMPUS to Play Illusion Theater This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

In the newest work by the creators of the smash hit Glensheen, Chan Poling's rocking rhythms, Jeffrey Hatcher's wicked wit and Bill Corbett's zany imagination come together to create a headlong ride filled with silliness, surprises and good feeling fun. A NIGHT IN OLYMPUS, a fresh musical comedy and tale of transformation, opens Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m. at the Illusion Theater, located on the eighth floor of The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave. in downtown Minneapolis. (more...)

New Adaptation of ALICE IN WONDERLAND Begins Previews Today at The Shaw's Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Director Peter Hinton's highly anticipated adaptation of Lewis Carroll's beloved tale Alice in Wonderland begins previews today at The Shaw's Festival Theatre. (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Continue 12th Season with HAMLET, Starring Arian Moayed & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Twelfth Season will continue with Shakespeare's Hamlet, directed by Tom Ridgely, on Monday May 2nd at 7:30pm, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson).  Featured in the cast will be Arian Moayed (Tony Award nomination, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) along with Mohammad Aghebati, Amir Arison, Brendan Averett, Cary Donaldson, Abraham Makany,  Seth Numrich, Debargo Sanyal, Babak Tafti, Faran Tahir, Sheila Vand, Bernard White, and more.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101. (more...)

Chichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

James Graham's critically acclaimed political drama THIS HOUSE will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, following its upcoming run at Chichester's Minerva Theatre. (more...)

Oprah Winfrey's Personal Chef to Host Pop-Up Dinner at Trinity Bar
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Chicago - Taryn Huebner -- Oprah Winfrey's personal chef the past seven years -- will host a pop-up dinner on Tuesday, April 26 at Trinity Bar (2721 North Halsted Street).   (more...)

Red Bull Theater's Starry SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL Opens This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

This Sunday (April 24th) marks the opening of Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, directed by Marc Vietor. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Premiere THE QUEEN AT 90, 5/15
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

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ShowKids Invitational Theatre Stages ME & MY GIRL This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

ShowKids Invitational Theatre (SKIT) follows up its spectacular SEUSSICAL with ME & MY GIRL, a delightful musical comedy with enough fun and frolic for the whole family! Rarely performed in the U.S., this British romp has charm and wit to spare, and Hunterdon County's award-winning ShowKids help us hop the pond to enjoy the musical mayhem - a great way to celebrate Mother's Day! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alfie Boe in FINDING NEVERLAND!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Tony Award-winner Alfie Boe, the British tenor acclaimed for his role as 'Jean Valjean' in the widely watched 2010 25th anniversary special televised concert at London's O2 arena of LES MISERABLES, again in the West End's 2011 production, and in Broadway's current revival, recently took over the role of 'J.M. Barrie' in Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Boe in action! (more...)

A Portable Theatre to Present A PICASSO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

During World War Two, the Germans had a dual interest in art. One the one hand, they openly seized classic masterpieces from their rightful owners (some of which are just being recovered by the families today), and on the other hand they discouraged and may have destroyed works of modern art, which they labeled as 'degenerate.' (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Continue 12th Season with THE WOMAN HATER, Featuring Veanne Cox & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Twelfth Season will continue with Frances Burney's The Woman Hater, directed by Everett Quinton,  on Monday April 18th at 7:30pm, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson).  Featured in the cast will be Bill Army, Arnie Burton, Veanne Cox, Clifton Duncan, Laura Esterman, Susannah Flood, Emily Gardner Hall, Susan Heyward, Matthew Saldivar, Auden Thornton, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Jenne Vath, Nick Westrate, and more.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera to Close Out Season with THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

Boston, MA – April 7, 2016 – Boston Lyric Opera closes its 2015/16 Season with composer Franz Lehár's classic comic operetta The Merry Widow, whose light-hearted fun within the fictional Pontevedrian Embassy in Paris plays out among international diplomats as the dark clouds of World War I gather on the horizon. This new BLO production of The Merry Widowopens April 29 for a five-performance run through May 8 at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSMShubert Theatre in Boston. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Orlando Shakespeare's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, Vanya is a comedy about two dysfunctional siblings and the wild weekend that unfolds when their famous sister returns with her hunky new boy toy. VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE appears from now through May 1, 2016 (Opening Night is tonight, April 1) in the Goldman Theater. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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