BWW Review: Geoffrey Rush Captures The Evolution And Awakening That Comes From The Betrayal and Descent Into Madness As STC's KING LEAR
by Jade Kops - Nov 29, 2015

Multiple award winner Geoffrey Rush returns to the Sydney Theatre Company (STC) stage in KING LEAR in Neil Armfield's interpretation of the iconic work. Rounding out STC's 2015 program, this pared back production brings the performance and the message to the fore, unfettered by elaborate design. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards Update 11/27 - Mat Stanley, Toni Graca Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Boston Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

West-End Transfers, Comedians, Circus Set for Spring 2016 Season at Sutton Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

After an exciting first season, Sutton Theatres is proud to announce its spring 2016 season of West End transfers, high profile comedians and new circus work alongside local community pieces. (more...)

BWW Review: A New TWELFTH NIGHT Inaugurates the New Gamut Theatre
by Marakay Rogers - Nov 20, 2015

Clark Nicholson has a new theatre and a new production of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT. Both are worth seeing. (more...)

Pinter's BETRAYAL, AVENUE Q & More Set for Exeter Northcott Theatre's Spring/Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

 Exeter Northcott Theatre will produce a new adaptation of Harold Pinter's Betrayal which will mark artistic director Paul Jepson's directorial debut for the theatre. (more...)

Harry Melling, Janie Dee & More to Lead HAND TO GOD in the West End; Opening Night Set!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

After its phenomenal run on and off Broadway, the critically acclaimed five times Tony award nominated play 'Hand to God' (including Best New Play and Best Director) is making its way to London's West End and will open at the Vaudeville Theatre in early 2016.  Previews start on 5 February, press night is 15 February. (more...)

Open Fist Theatre to Present 'Early Look' at THE GARY PLAYS - PART 1, 12/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents an 'Early Look' at the first installment of Murray Mednick's eight-play 'Gary Plays' cycle, directed by Padua Playwrights Artistic Director Guy Zimmerman. Three performances of Part I (comprised of Mednick's Tirade For Three, Gary's Walk and Girl on a Bed) will be presented on December 4th, 5th and 6th at the Skylight Theatre in Los Angeles, paving the way for a full production of the entire octet in 2016. (more...)

Jane Horrocks, Celia Imrie & Morfydd Clark to Join Glenda Jackson in The Old Vic's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

As previously reported, 79-year-old politician and Oscar-winning actress Glenda Jackson will return to the stage in the title role of KING LEAR at the Old Vic this autumn. (more...)

Dialogue with Three Chords Concludes 5th Season with YOUR AEON HAS NOT EARNED OUR RESPECT Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) concludes their fifth season of producing new indie theatre in Greenwich Village this Thursday with YOUR AEON HAS NOT EARNED OUR RESPECT. Written by Stephen Gracia and directed by Michael LoPorto, It's the final installment in the year-long, serialized play, THE MAJOR ARCANA or The Fool'S JOURNEY. (more...)

Dialogue with Three Chords to Conclude 5th Season with YOUR AEON HAS NOT EARNED OUR RESPECT, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) brings their fifth season of indie theatre to a close with YOUR AEON HAS NOT EARNED OUR RESPECT, the final installment in the year-long, serialized play, THE MAJOR ARCANA or The Fool'S JOURNEY. The show features a performance by all-girl musical trio Dolltits and starts at 8pm on May 26, downstairs at Mr. Dennehy's on 63 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014. Admission is free with a $3 suggested donation. (more...)

Locked Into Vacancy Entertainment to Host Spring Fundraiser FOOL'S BALL, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Locked Into Vacancy Entertainment will host their spring fundraiser, Fool's Ball, on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the Globe Pub in Chicago. All proceeds will go towards the production costs of L.I.V.E.'s extended run, a three weekend event in December, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Ambitious ANTIGONE NOW at Scena Theatre Falls Short of its Potential
by Pamela Roberts - Mar 30, 2016

ANTIGONE NOW is based on the nearly 2,500-year-old Sophocles drama, but in Scena Theatre's hands it could use even more time to gel. From missed lines to erratic pacing, ANTIGONE NOW squanders its interesting potential and never hits its stride. (more...)

Faction of Fools Theater Company Comedians to Create New Works in One Day
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Faction of Fools Theater Company's finest comedians come together for a single day to create a rollicking comedy. TALES OF WAR AND PIZZA is the seventh in the popular 'Fool for All' series, an annual one-night only benefit performance to raise funds for the company's unique Commedia dell'Arte productions and educational programs. While the performance revolves around the creativity and flexibility of the actor-creators, the reception before and after the show provides a space for the audience to meet the actors, discuss Commedia dell'Arte, and learn about the creative process.  (more...)

Locked Into Vacancy Entertainment's to Host Spring Fundraiser FOOL'S BALL, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Locked Into Vacancy Entertainment will host their spring fundraiser, Fool's Ball, on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the Globe Pub in Chicago. All proceeds will go towards the production costs of L.I.V.E.'s extended run, a three weekend event in December, 2016. (more...)

BWW's 'Some Like It Pop' Discusses if CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND is the Best Show on TV, More
by Some Like It Pop - Mar 10, 2016

Hello Pop Culture Wunderkinds! On this episode of BroadwayWorld's Some Like it Pop Podcast we look back at the best and worst of the 2016 Oscars, discuss what might be the best show on TV, and look at a slew of new TV shows debuting in March. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot to Present THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, 7/28-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

One of Shakespeare's most problematic works makes its Shakespeare in the Parking Lot debut July 28 to August 13 when Ezra Barnes directs 'The Merchant of Venice.' (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Bubble Revolution
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 27, 2016

BWW speaks to Kasia Lech about her upcoming Edinburgh Fringe performance in Bubble Revolution. (more...)

?The Drilling Company's AS YOU LIKE IT to be Remounted at Bryan Park in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The Drilling Company's critically-praised Steampunk adaptation of 'As You Like It,' which debuted in Shakespeare in the Parking Lot last summer, is to be remounted July 21 to 23 for Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare with its original cast mostly intact and expanded music by Natalie Smith and Andrew Gombas. The production offers delightful lessons of love, starting off in a stately English Victorian world and moving into a Steampunk paradise when the scene shifts from a conventional Duchy to the mythical Forest of Arden. Hamilton Clancy directs. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - The Fool
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 8, 2016

BWW speaks to director Rao Xiao Zhi about 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show The Fool. (more...)

Get a Sneak Peek at Open Fist Theatre's THE GARY PLAYS - PART 3 This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents an 'Early Look' at the third installment of Murray Mednick's eight-play 'Gary Plays' cycle, directed by Padua Playwrights Artistic Director Guy Zimmerman and playwright Murray Mednick. (more...)

London's Hit Thriller, BLOODSHOT Makes US Premiere at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

"Bloodshot" makes its U.S. debut at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) Aug. 10 - Sept. 10 as part of Greenhouse's "Solo Celebration!" series. Starring acclaimed international actor, the multi-talented Simon Slater, written by award winning Chicago playwright Douglas Post and directed byPatrick Sandford, "Bloodshot," is a one-man murder mystery following the character Derek Eveleigh, a photographer in 1957 London. The thriller is co-produced by Ingenious Purpose Ltd.  (more...)

Aaron Neville's New Album Apache Out Now & Tour Dates Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Aaron Neville's new album, Apache, is out now via Tell It Records and Kobalt Label Services. The album celebrates Neville's 75th birthday, while 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of his first number one single, 'Tell It Like It Is.' The album, which debuted as an NPR First Listen, continues to receive critical acclaim: (more...)

BWW Review: Main Street Theater's TWELFTH NIGHT Marries Love and Humor
by Katricia Lang - Jan 8, 2016

The actors add to the relaxed atmosphere. No one is too good to play for a laugh, which is quintessential Shakespeare. The bard includes a pickled-herring gas joke. The TWELFTH NIGHT actors ensure you laugh at it. (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Sets Full All-Female 'CYRANO' Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Lauren Brown and Chloe Courtney today announce the full cast for Russell Bolam's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Kathryn Hunter plays the title role of Cyrano and is joined by Sabrina Bartlett as Roxane, Ellie Kendrick as Christian and by Holly Burn, Tina Chiang, Penelope Dimond, Tamzin Griffin and Kiran Sonia Sawar. The production opens on 22 February at Southwark Playhouse, with previews from 18 February, and runs until 19 March. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JEEPERS CREEPERS at Leicester Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Jeepers Creepers, written by Marty's best-selling biographer Robert Ross, and starring David Boyle (Being Sellers, The Fool Who Dared to Dream) and Rebecca Vaughan (Austen's Women, I, Elizabeth), will premiere in a four-week season in the Lounge at Leicester Square Theatre from Monday 18 January - Saturday 20 February. Press nights: Wednesday 27 January at 7pm & Thursday 28 January at 7pm. Check out photos below! (more...)

BWW Recap: The Director's Flight Hits a Dead End on THE BLACKLIST
by Marakay Rogers - Jan 15, 2016

Red Reddington sets out to discredit the Director with The Cabal, and exonerate Liz Keen in the process. With a little help from Ressler, Aram, Mr. Kaplan, and the Venezuelan foreign minister, anything can happen on THE BLACKLIST. (more...)

MPAC to Welcome Sergio Mendes, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

 Bossa Nova king Sergio Mendes, the most successful Brazilian artist of all time, performs at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 8 pm. Tickets are $49-89. (more...)

Tickets to Writers Theatre's ARCADIA Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents the first production in the Theatre's new home, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Michael Halberstam. The show runs March 16 - April 24, 2016 at the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre in Writer Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Harry Melling Leads HAND TO GOD, Beginning Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

After its phenomenal run on and off Broadway, the critically acclaimed five times Tony Award nominated play HAND TO GOD (including Best New Play and Best Director) is making its way to London's West End and will open at the Vaudeville Theatre beginning tonight 5 February, with press night set for 15 February 2016. (more...)

The Rubens Hit No. 1 on Triple J's Hottest 100 Chart with HOOPS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Australian superstars The Rubens announce that their new  single, “Hoops” (from the album of the same name), has come in at #1 in this year's “Hottest 100” on the Triple J chart. (more...)

BWW Recap: The Fool on the Hilltop on THE WALKING DEAD
by Jennifer McHugh - Feb 29, 2016

How is this season so good? We're only three episodes in and I'm already dreading the end! Also, and believe me, I feel real weird asking this question, but… how hot is Jesus? (more...)

Dialogue with Three Chords to Launch Spring 2016 Season with THE WELL AND THE SKY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) kicks off their Spring season with THE WELL AND THE SKY, the fourth installment in their year-long, serialized play THE MAJOR ARCANA or The Fool'S JOURNEY. (more...)

POETIC LICENSE 2016: A KIND OF NOW Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Poetic Theater Productions announces the line up for their 5th annual festival of new poetic theater. POETIC LICENSE 2016: A KIND OF NOW begins on Thursday, March 17 and runs through Friday, April 8.  Ticket prices range from $15 - $20; the Bedlam event is free. POETIC LICENSE 2016: A KIND OF NOW takes place at the wild project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B). Tickets can be purchased from OvationTix on 212.352.3101 or online at www.poetictheater.com. Group Sales available for groups of 10 or more by emailing: tickets@poetictheater.com (more...)

HAND TO GOD, Starring Harry Melling and Out-of-Control Puppet Tyrone, Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

After its phenomenal run on and off Broadway, the critically acclaimed five times Tony Award nominated play HAND TO GOD (including Best New Play and Best Director) makes its way to London's West End officially opens at the Vaudeville Theatre tonight 15 February 2016. (more...)

Brenton Ryan to Make Met Opera Debut in DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

American tenor Brenton Ryan will make his Met debut as Pedrillo in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail this spring. Ryan will sing all five performances of the opera, which opens on April 22 and continues on April 27, 30, May 3, and May 7 matinee. (more...)

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT at Connecticut Repertory Theater
by Karen Bovard - Dec 7, 2015

Fast-paced and funny is what the production of TWELFTH NIGHT at UConn's Connecticut Repertory Theater is going for, it seems. The text has been significantly cut so that running time is just barely two hours, and the antic clowning in the show works well. What's missing is the heart, and since this is a play about love-misplaced love, often-that's too bad. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards Update - Marc Geller, Toni Graca Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Boston Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Sutton Theatres to Stage World Premiere of Edward Bond's DEA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Sutton Theatres will stage the world premiere of Edward Bond's DEA from 24 May - 11 June 2016. Press Night: 26 May, 7.30pm (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Boston Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards Update - Marc Geller in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Boston Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards Update - Mat Stsnley in Big Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Boston Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Open Fist Theatre Company to Offer Early Look at THE GARY PLAYS - PART 2, 4/22-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents an 'Early Look' at the second installment of Murray Mednick's eight-play 'Gary Plays" cycle, directed by Padua Playwrights Artistic Director Guy Zimmerman. Three performances of Part 2 (comprised of Mednick's Out of the Blue, portions of Gary's Walk and DaddyO Dies Well) will be presented on April 22nd, 23rd & 24th at the Greenway Court Theatre, 544 N. Fairfax in Los Angeles, paving the way for a full production of the entire octet in the Fall of 2016. (more...)

BWW Reviews: KING LEAR, Royal and Derngate, April 5
by Verity Wilde - Apr 6, 2016

Michael Pennington takes on KING LEAR at Northampton's Royal and Derngate, ahead of a UK tour. Verity Wilde was there for BroadwayWorld.com (more...)

BWW Reviews: TERRA NOVA an Elegant Doom at The Vortex
by Devon Hoffman - Apr 6, 2016

Terra Nova's elegant staging and technical elements created an engrossing poetry of action for the brooding tale of men dying in Antarctica. I can't say I warmed-up to all the choices, but warmth wasn't the point of this play. I'll leave it to my reader to see the show and feel the effect of these choices for themselves-yet my own experience lingers in my chest like a shard of ice: (more...)

From the Balcony: The Ultimate Phan Performs One Night Only 4/18 at Davenport's
by Louisa Brady - Apr 3, 2016

From the Balcony: The Ultimate Phan will play one night only on Monday, April 18, 8 PM, at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret,1383 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago.  Performer Jason M. Hammond will debut his one-man show about his life-long obsession with Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. Tickets are available by calling (773) 278-1830 or by visiting davenportspianobar.com. (more...)

SNOWDEN's Rhys Ifans to Play the Fool in The Old Vic's KING LEAR
by Jessica Khan - Apr 28, 2016

Upcoming SNOWDEN star Rhys Ifans is the latest to sign on for the Old Vic's KING LEAR. (more...)

Dialogue with Three Chords to Continue Spring Season with OUR WRECKAGE IS THE TAIL OF A FALLING STAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) continues their Spring season with OUR WRECKAGE IS THE TAIL OF A FALLING STAR, the fifth installment in their year-long, serialized play THE MAJOR ARCANA or The Fool'S JOURNEY. (more...)

Harry Melling Will Join Glenda Jackson in The Old Vic's KING LEAR This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Today, The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye has confirmed that former HARRY POTTER star Harry Melling will join Jackson in the Deborah Warner-helmed production as 'Edgar.' Previews are currently scheduled to begin 25 October. (more...)

KING LEAR Coming to Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

An epic new version of Shakespeare's King Lear plays at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 19 to 28 May, commemorating 400 years since the playwright's death. A co-production between Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company, and in association with The REP, King Lear is a brutal portrait of a man unravelling - pitted against his daughters, against nature and against the universe itself. (more...)

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT Shakes With Hilarity
by Herbert Paine - Apr 1, 2016

Southwest Shakespeare Company's TWELFTH NIGHT, directed by David Vining, is a skillfully and smartly constructed and masterfully played production with scene pictures and performances that will linger well after the lights dim. (more...)

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