Charlotte Spencer, Alexander Hanson & Charlotte Blackledge to Lead Andrew Lloyd Webber's New Musical STEPHEN WARD
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 6, 2013

The cast for the World Premiere of Stephen Ward, directed by Richard Eyre, will comprise Alexander Hanson as Stephen Ward, Charlotte Spencer as Christine Keeler, Charlotte Blackledge as Mandy Rice Davies, Anthony Calfas Lord Astor, Daniel Flynn as John Profumo, Joanna Riding as Valerie Hobson, Ian Conningham as Ivanov, Chris Howell as Murray, Ricardo Coke Thomas as Lucky Gordon and Wayne Robinson as Johnny Edgecomp. Other cast members are Martin Callaghan, Kate Coyston, Jason Denton, Julian Forsyth, Amy Griffiths, Paul Kemble, Emma Kate Nelson, Carl Sanderson, Emily Squibb, John Stacey, Helen Ternent and Tim Walton. (more...)

Chichester Festival Theatre's SWEENEY TODD Moving to West End?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2011

Chichester's Festival 2011 closes with Sweeney Todd, the musical commonly acknowledged to be Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece, in a cast led by distinguished musical performer Michael Ball and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton. (more...)

People's Light to Stage Regional Premiere of AUCTIONING THE AINSLEYS, 10/14-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

People's Light presents AUCTIONING THE AINSLEYS, running from October 14 through November 8, 2015. Artistic Director Abigail Adams directs. (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Ball, Imelda Staunton in Rehearsal for Chichester Theatre Festival's SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2011

Chichester's Festival 2011 closes with Sweeney Todd, the musical commonly acknowledged to be Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece, in a cast led by distinguished musical performer Michael Ball and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton. (more...)

Rogue Machine to Open World Premiere of Jonathan Caren's NEED TO KNOW, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Rogue Machine presents the World Premiere of Ovation Award winning playwright Jonathan Caren's NEED TO KNOW, directed by Bart DeLorenzo and opening at 7pm Sunday, October 25, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Michael Ball & Imelda Staunton in SWEENEY TODD
by Stage Tube - Oct 6, 2011

Chichester's Festival 2011 closes with Sweeney Todd, the musical commonly acknowledged to beStephen Sondheim's masterpiece, in a cast led by distinguished musical performer Michael Ball and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton. (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Ball, Imelda Staunton in Chichester Festival Theatre's SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2011

Chichester's Festival 2011 closes with Sweeney Todd, the musical commonly acknowledged to be Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece, in a cast led by distinguished musical performer Michael Ball and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 10/27/2013
by BWW - Oct 27, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/27/2013 for San Francisco (more...)

A British Invasion: Stars Cross the Pond to Light Up Broadway This Fall!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 25, 2015

'[Thank you] to an incredible cast of British and American actors who make the Atlantic look like a little creek you can just kind of pop across,' said Dame Helen Mirren upon receiving her 2015 Tony Award. The stage and screen star reprised her critically-acclaimed performance in THE AUDIENCE after a West End run in 2013, and she was just one of many to 'pop across' an ocean for a stab at Broadway.  An unprecedented amount of British talent took over Broadway last year, bringing us such productions as THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2, and SKYLIGHT.   It doesn't seem like the trend is ending anytime soon. This fall, Broadway will welcome a slew of British actors- some of whom will be making their US stage debuts in incoming productions. And it's not just performers. We're getting some complete British imports in shows like A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and KING CHARLES III. Below, we're taking a moment to shine a spotlight on this season's British imports. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 10/20/2013
by BWW - Oct 20, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2013 for San Francisco (more...)

Balancin' Productions Presents FOLLOW World Premiere, Now thru 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2012

Balancin' Productions presents the world premiere of Follow by Crystal Skillman tonight, October 19 through November 3, 2012 at Fanfare Theatre (100 East 4th Street, between First and Second Ave.). Daniel Talbott (Eightythree Down, Hard Sparks; The Umbrella Plays, the teacup company/FringeNYC - Overall Excellence Award: Outstanding Play and at The Tank) directs. (more...)

Chichester Festival Theatre's SWEENEY TODD to Transfer to Adelphi Theatre?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2011

Chichester's Festival 2011 closes with Sweeney Todd, the musical commonly acknowledged to be Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece, in a cast led by distinguished musical performer Michael Ball and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton. (more...)

People's Light to Stage Regional Premiere of AUCTIONING THE AINSLEYS, 10/14-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

People's Light presents AUCTIONING THE AINSLEYS, running from October 14 through November 8, 2015. Artistic Director Abigail Adams directs. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 10/13/2013
by BWW - Oct 13, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/13/2013 for San Francisco (more...)

Balancin' Productions Presents FOLLOW World Premiere, 10/19-11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2012

Balancin' Productions presents the world premiere of Follow by Crystal Skillman October 19 through November 3, 2012 at Fanfare Theatre (100 East 4th Street, between First and Second Ave.). Daniel Talbott (Eightythree Down, Hard Sparks; The Umbrella Plays, the teacup company/FringeNYC - Overall Excellence Award: Outstanding Play and at The Tank) directs. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 11/03/2013
by BWW - Nov 3, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/03/2013 for San Francisco (more...)

Michael Ball & Imelda Staunton Led SWEENEY TODD Headed to West End & Broadway?
by BWW - Nov 3, 2011

Baz Bamigboye reports in today's UK Daily Mail that the hit production of the Chichester Festival Theatre's SWEENEY TODD, starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton will indeed, as rumored, transfer to the West End's Adelphi Theatre, beginning on March 10, 1012. The transfer is said to have been approved by Stephen Sondheim who saw the show last week, and delayed a return trip home to see the production a second time. The paper notes that 'he considers the Chichester Sweeney to be a landmark production and would like it, and its two stars, to go to New York.' (more...)

Full House - Meet the Cast of A DELICATE BALANCE, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Nov 20, 2014

Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance opens tonight, November 20, on Broadway. The production stars Glenn Close (returning to Broadway for the first time in twenty years), John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, and Martha Plimpton. The limited engagement of A Delicate Balance, directed by Pam MacKinnon, will run through Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

Balancin' Productions Presents FOLLOW World Premiere, 10/19-11/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2012

Balancin' Productions presents the world premiere of Follow by Crystal Skillman October 19 through November 3, 2012 at Fanfare Theatre (100 East 4th Street, between First and Second Ave.). Daniel Talbott (Eightythree Down, Hard Sparks; The Umbrella Plays, the teacup company/FringeNYC - Overall Excellence Award: Outstanding Play and at The Tank) directs. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 11/10/2013
by BWW - Nov 10, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/10/2013 for San Francisco (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre et al. Present 3C 6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

Piece by Piece productions, Rising Phoenix Repertory, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater have announced that the world premiere of 3C, written by David Adjmi and directed by Jackson Gay, will begin performances Wednesday, June 6 at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. The opening night is set for Thursday, June 21 at 7pm. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards Nominees: 'Best Scenic Design of a Play'
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. (more...)

Act II Playhouse Presents Art, Opens 5/13
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2011

Act II Playhouse concludes its 2010-2011 season with Art (May 10-June 5) by Yasmina Reza (author of the recent Broadway hit God of Carnage), translated by Christopher Hampton. (more...)

Act II Playhouse Presents Art, Previews 5/10-12
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2011

Act II Playhouse concludes its 2010-2011 season with Art (May 10-June 5) by Yasmina Reza (author of the recent Broadway hit God of Carnage), translated by Christopher Hampton. (more...)

Manchester International Festival Releases Schedule for 2015 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

MIF has invited Turner Prize-winning artist Douglas Gordon (Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno) and celebrated pianist Helene Grimaud to create Neck of the Woods, a portrait of the wolf brought to life in a startling collision of visual art, music and theatre. (more...)

Tina Benko Stars in JACKIE, Opening at Women's Project Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2013

Tina Benko stars in Jackie, the North American premiere of the play by Nobel Prize winning Austrian Elfriede Jelinek, best known in the United States for her novel The Piano Teacher and the 2001 film based on it. Directed by Tea Alagic from the English translation by Gitta Honegger, Jackie opens tonight, March 5, at 7:30pm at Women's Project Theater's new home, New York City Center Stage II, 131 West 55th Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton Join Imelda Staunton in West End's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Joining Imelda Staunton, who stars as the indomitable Momma Rose in the West End transfer of Jonathan Kent's production of Gypsy, are Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton who reprise the roles of Louise and June respectively in the five star Chichester Festival Theatre production, while Peter Davison joins the cast to play Herbie. The cast also features Dan Burton as Tulsa, Billy Hartman as Uncle Jocko, Jack Chissick as Mr Goldstone, Anita Louise Combe as Tessie Tura, Harry Dickman as Pop, Lucinda Shaw as Mother, Roger Dipper as L.A., Louise Gold as Mazeppa, Clare Halse as Majorie May, Tom Hodgkins as Mr Weber, Kieran Jae as Yonkers, Julie Legrand as Electra, Danielle Morris as Geraldine, Luke Street as Little Rock, Damien Poole as Kansas, Lauren Hall as Delores and Natalie Woods as Agnes. Ensemble members include Liz Ewing, Lauren Ingram, Tom Murphy and Phillip Catchpole. The casting of the roles of Baby June and Baby Louise will be announced shortly. (more...)

Writers' Theatre Presents Randall Colburn's Hesperia Thru 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2012

Writers' Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 20th Anniversary Season with Hesperia by Randall Colburn, directed by Associate Artistic Director Stuart Carden. (more...)

Richard Nelson's THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS to Launch European Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that Richard Nelson's award-winning THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS: SCENES FROM LIFE IN THE COUNTRY will tour Europe for five weeks beginning April 23 at The Find Festival in Berlin. The other tour venues include The May International Festival in Weisbaden, Germany; The Brighton Festival in the United Kingdom; and the Vienna Festival in Austria where the tour will conclude on May 23. The tour is being produced by David Eden, Executive Producer for David Eden Productions, and co-produced and general managed by Tim Smith for Pemberley Productions. (more...)

Act II Playhouse Presents Art, Previews 5/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2011

Act II Playhouse concludes its 2010-2011 season with Art (May 10-June 5) by Yasmina Reza (author of the recent Broadway hit God of Carnage), translated by Christopher Hampton. (more...)

Marivaux's THE FALSE SERVANT to Run 7/3-9/6 at the Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Seduction. Money. Power. Cross-dressing. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble toasts the 20th anniversary of frequent producing partner Evidence Room, as the two companies band together to present The False Servant by Marivaux. Bart DeLorenzo directs the Los Angeles premiere of a new adaptation by Martin Crimp for a July 3 opening. The Odyssey Theatre has been Evidence Room's artistic home since 2009. (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre et al. Present 3C 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2012

Piece by Piece productions, Rising Phoenix Repertory, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater have announced that the world premiere of 3C, written by David Adjmi and directed by Jackson Gay, will begin performances Wednesday, June 6 at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. The opening night is set for Thursday, June 21 at 7pm. (more...)

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble to Stage West Coast Premiere of GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE, 7/9-9/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Five-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan's unique brand of gentle wit and exquisite lyricism will be on display when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the West Coast premiere of his meta-theatrical comic romance, Go Back to Where You Are, beginning July 9. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends 'DEATH OF A STREETCAR'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Writers Theatre, under leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a second two-week extension of Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody created by Tim Ryder and Tim Sniffen, written by Tim Sniffen and directed by Stuart Carden and Michael Halberstam. Due to demand, the production now runs through August 14, 2016, as the inaugural production of the Gillian Theatre at Writers Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards: Rae Smith Wins 'Best Scenic Design of a Play'
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2011

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2011 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

BWW Review: THE FALSE SERVANT Puts the Focus on Money in a Very Modern Love Triangle
by Shari Barrett - Jul 30, 2015

Like modern soap operas, The False Servant centers on a love triangle between two women and one man. Each plans to marry him, but he is only interested in which woman can bring him the best financial arrangement. And we are told from the beginning that if your mind has room for reason, there is no room for love. Thus is set up the battle of the sexes with the only reason for love being the acquisition of money. (more...)

Marivaux's THE FALSE SERVANT Runs Now thru 9/6 at the Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

Seduction. Money. Power. Cross-dressing. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble toasts the 20th anniversary of frequent producing partner Evidence Room, as the two companies band together to present The False Servant by Marivaux. Bart DeLorenzo directs the Los Angeles premiere of a new adaptation by Martin Crimp for tonight's July 3 opening. The Odyssey Theatre has been Evidence Room's artistic home since 2009. (more...)

Lee Wilkof, Bobby Moreno and More Set for Playwrights Horizons' BOOTYCANDY and GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Playwrights Horizons has announced initial casting for its upcoming 2014/2015 Season. The announcement includes casting for the first two shows of the season: initial casting for BOOTYCANDY, the New York premiere of a new play written and directed by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara (In the Continuum, Antebellum, Insurrection: Holding History); and initial casting for GRAND CONCOURSE, the World Premiere of a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature), directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion). (more...)

Photo Flash: The Odyssey Theatre's THE FALSE SERVANT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

Seduction. Money. Power. Cross-dressing. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble toasts the 20th anniversary of frequent producing partner Evidence Room, as the two companies band together to present The False Servant by Marivaux. Bart DeLorenzo directs the Los Angeles premiere of a new adaptation by Martin Crimp for a July 11 opening. The Odyssey Theatre has been Evidence Room's artistic home since 2009. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE Will Now Open This Saturday at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

?Five-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan's unique brand of gentle wit and exquisite lyricism will be on display when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the West Coast premiere of his meta-theatrical comic romance, Go Back to Where You Are, beginning July 16. (more...)

Kate Eastwood Norris and Holly Twyford to Star in MARY STUART at the Folger, 1/27-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

England's most storied rivalry takes center stage at Folger Theatre in Friedrich Schiller's classic drama Mary Stuart from January 27- March 8, 2015. (more...)

Writers' Theatre Presents Randall Colburn's Hesperia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2012

Writers' Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 20th Anniversary Season with Hesperia by Randall Colburn, directed by Associate Artistic Director Stuart Carden. (more...)

Kate Eastwood Norris and Holly Twyford Star in MARY STUART at the Folger, Now thru 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

England's most storied rivalry takes center stage at Folger Theatre in Friedrich Schiller's classic drama Mary Stuart from tonight, January 27- March 8, 2015. (more...)

Writers' Theatre Presents Randall Colburn's Hesperia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2012

Writers' Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 20th Anniversary Season with Hesperia by Randall Colburn, directed by Associate Artistic Director Stuart Carden. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lara Pulver and Peter Davison Join West End's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Joining Imelda Staunton, who stars as the indomitable Momma Rose in the West End transfer of Jonathan Kent's production of Gypsy, are Lara Pulver who will reprise the role of Louise and Peter Davison who joins the cast to play Herbie. Final casting for this five star Chichester Festival Theatre production will be announced shortly. Take a look at photos of the three leads below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tina Benko in JACKIE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2013

Previews began Sunday (February 24) for Tina Benko starring in Jackie, the North American premiere of the play by Nobel Prize winning Austrian Elfriede Jelinek, best known in the United States for her novel The Piano Teacher and the 2001 film based on it. Directed by Tea Alagic from the English translation by Gitta Honegger, Jackie opens Tuesday, March 5, at 7:30pm at Women's Project Theater's new home, New York City Center Stage II, 131 West 55th Street. Check out photos of Benko in action below! (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Tina Benko in JACKIE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 28, 2013

Previews began Sunday (February 24) for Tina Benko starring in Jackie, the North American premiere of the play by Nobel Prize winning Austrian Elfriede Jelinek, best known in the United States for her novel The Piano Teacher and the 2001 film based on it. Directed by Tea Alagic from the English translation by Gitta Honegger, Jackie opens Tuesday, March 5, at 7:30pm at Women's Project Theater's new home, New York City Center Stage II, 131 West 55th Street. Check out highlights of Benko in action below! (more...)

Tina Benko Stars in JACKIE, Beginning Previews at Women's Project Theater Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2013

Previews begin today (February 24) for Tina Benko starring in Jackie, the North American premiere of the play by Nobel Prize winning Austrian Elfriede Jelinek, best known in the United States for her novel The Piano Teacher and the 2001 film based on it. Directed by Tea Alagic from the English translation by Gitta Honegger, Jackie opens Tuesday, March 5, at 7:30pm at Women's Project Theater's new home, New York City Center Stage II, 131 West 55th Street. (more...)

Tina Benko Stars in JACKIE, Beginning Previews at Women's Project Theater, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2013

Previews begin Sunday (February 24) for Tina Benko starring in Jackie, the North American premiere of the play by Nobel Prize winning Austrian Elfriede Jelinek, best known in the United States for her novel The Piano Teacher and the 2001 film based on it. Directed by Tea Alagic from the English translation by Gitta Honegger, Jackie opens Tuesday, March 5, at 7:30pm at Women's Project Theater's new home, New York City Center Stage II, 131 West 55th Street. (more...)

Garage Theatre Group's BALD SOPRANO to Play at FDU's Becton Theatre, 4/21 - 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2011

A simple dinner party devolves into hilarious chaos and linguistic acrobatics in Eugene Ionesco's comic masterpiece The Bald Soprano. The cutting-edge Garage Theatre Group concludes its 17th season with a new translation of Ionesco's absurdist triumph. The Bald Soprano will play April 21 through May 8 at the Becton Theatre on the Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, 960 River Road in Teaneck. (more...)

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