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A mother struggles to hold on to her family. A son struggles to let go. A daughter struggles to find her way in the world. Tennessee Williamsí memory play paints a heart-wrenching portrait of the Wingfield family, with each member trapped in a reality that they are desperate to Ė but cannot truly - escape.

Joseph Dougherty's CHESTER BAILEY to Make World Premiere at A.C.T. Next Summer; David Strathairn to StarJoseph Dougherty's CHESTER BAILEY to Make World Premiere at A.C.T. Next Summer; David Strathairn to Star
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

A.C.T. favorite and Academy Award nominee, David Strathairn (Underneath the Lintel at A.C.T.; film: 'Good Night, and Good Luck,' 'Lincoln,' 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'), returns to American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) for a special three-week engagement of Joseph Dougherty's Chester Bailey (May 25-June 2, 2016) at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater. (more...)

Danny Lee Wynter, Belinda Lang & More to Lead Nuffield's THE GLASS MENAGERIEDanny Lee Wynter, Belinda Lang & More to Lead Nuffield's THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

This October, Nuffield's Director Samuel Hodges, now in his second year leading the company, will direct a production of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. The production marks Hodges' directorial debut with Nuffield, which will feature design by Ultz (Olivier Award winner, Jerusalem, Royal Court). (more...)

Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Michael Grandage Company today announces the full company for the UK premiere of Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51. Nicole Kidman who leads the company as Rosalind Franklin is joined by Will Attenborough (James Watson), Edward Bennett (Francis Crick), Stephen Campbell Moore (Maurice Wilkins), Patrick Kennedy (Don Caspar) and Joshua Silver (Ray Gosling). Photograph 51 opens at the Noel Coward Theatre on 14 September, with previews from 5 September, and runs until 21 November. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/27/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/27/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 27, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: **To Be Updated LIVE** HELPMANN AWARDS 2015 Announced At Sydney's Capitol Theatre **To Be Updated LIVE**BWW Reviews: **To Be Updated LIVE** HELPMANN AWARDS 2015 Announced At Sydney's Capitol Theatre **To Be Updated LIVE**
by Jade Kops - Jul 26, 2015

2015 HELPMANN AWARDS ***THIS ARTICLE WILL BE UPDATED LIVE ON MONDAY 27TH JULY 2015*** (more...)

The Hypocrites' AMERICAN IDIOT to Rock The Den Theatre This FallThe Hypocrites' AMERICAN IDIOT to Rock The Den Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Hypocrites are thrilled to launch their 2015-16 season with the Chicago premiere of the smash Broadway musical AMERICAN IDIOT, featuring music by Grammy Award-winning punk rock band Green Day, book by Green Day frontman/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer and lyrics by Armstrong, direction by Steven Wilson, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and choreography by Katie Spelman. AMERICAN IDIOT will play August 28 - October 25, 2015 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. (more...)

Upcoming Auditions in Nashville 7/23/15Upcoming Auditions in Nashville 7/23/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 23, 2015

Directors and producers in the Nashville region are seeking actors for upcoming productions of The Mousetrap, Manuscript, Cheaper by The Dozen and First Baptist of Ivy Gap - and producers are seeking cast members for a touring production of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. There's even a haunted house in Auburtown seeking performers for a paying gig. We've gathered the details together here to make your planning easier. So now you have no excuse! (more...)

Kerstin Anderson and Ben Davis Lead THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour, Coming to Atlanta This SpringKerstin Anderson and Ben Davis Lead THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour, Coming to Atlanta This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Casting has been announced for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production launches this September at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, under the auspices of the Center Theatre Group, and will then tour North America for multiple seasons, playing multi-week and week-long engagements. THE SOUND OF MUSIC premieres at Atlanta's Fox Theatre March 1-6, 2016, as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2015/2016 season. (more...)

Kerstin Anderson Stars in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Coming to the Arsht Center This WinterKerstin Anderson Stars in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Coming to the Arsht Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Casting has been announced for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production launches this September at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, under the auspices of the Center Theatre Group, and will then tour North America for multiple seasons, playing multi-week and week-long engagements. THE SOUND OF MUSIC premieres at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County on December 29, 2015 through January 3, 2016. (more...)

Ashley Brown, Ben Davis & Newcomer Kerstin Anderson Will Hit the Road in New National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSICAshley Brown, Ben Davis & Newcomer Kerstin Anderson Will Hit the Road in New National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that casting has been announced for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production launches this September at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, under the auspices of the Center Theatre Group, and will then tour North America for multiple seasons, playing multi-week and week-long engagements. (more...)

An Evening of Plays Based on Tennessee Williams Stories Set for at 59E59 TheatersAn Evening of Plays Based on Tennessee Williams Stories Set for at 59E59 Theaters
by Nora Dominick - Jul 21, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome The Acting Company to the 2015/2016 5A Season with the US premiere of DESIRE An Evening of Plays Based on Six Stories by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Michael Wilson, DESIRE features new plays written by John Guare, Beth Henley, Marcus Gardley, Rebecca Gilman, David Grimm and Elizabeth Egloff. DESIRE begins performances on Wednesday, September 2 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 11. Opening Night is Thursday, September 10 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM. Single tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/20/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/20/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 21, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Geraldine Librandi to Lead STRAIGHT FACED LIES at FringeNYCGeraldine Librandi to Lead STRAIGHT FACED LIES at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Man Down Productions reunites director, Andrew Block (Ovation Award, Small Engine Repair) and playwright Mark Jason Williams for the 19th Annual New York International Fringe Festival, with award-winning drama, Straight Faced Lies.  A highlighted production of the festival, Straight Faced Lies will play at The Teatro LATEA at the Clemente (107 Suffolk St) beginning Friday, August 14 - Thursday, August 27, 2015.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour's 'Maria' - Kerstin Anderson!STAGE TUBE: Meet the THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour's 'Maria' - Kerstin Anderson!
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2015

In honor of today's big casting announcement for the new brand new national tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, BroadwayWorld introduces you to the star of the production, PACE student Kerstin Anderson! Check out videos from her official YouTube page below! (more...)

Caroline Routh Named New Executive Director of NuffieldCaroline Routh Named New Executive Director of Nuffield
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Nuffield announces the appointment of Caroline Routh to the company's new position of Executive Director. (more...)

Cast Set for Sam Shepard's THE LATE HENRY MOSS at Southwark PlayhouseCast Set for Sam Shepard's THE LATE HENRY MOSS at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Two brothers, Earl and Ray, travel to Bernalillo New Mexico upon the mysterious death of their estranged father, Henry. Over a bottle of bourbon and a box of old photographs, they try to reconcile their very different childhood memories. Earl's version of Henry's death doesn't add up; so Ray determines to find the truth.  As Ray plays detective we encounter Henry's bizarre collection of friends as the story of his last days is uncovered. Family tensions are blown apart as Ray discovers more than he'd bargained for… (more...)

Photo Flash: Gloucester Stage Presents New England Premiere by Irish PlaywrightPhoto Flash: Gloucester Stage Presents New England Premiere by Irish Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

Gloucester Stage proudly presents the New England Premiere of Enda Walsh's The New Electric Ballroom from July 23 through August 15 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group to Present FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNEBerkshire Theatre Group to Present FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, directed by Karen Allen, featuring Angel Desai as Frankie and Darren Pettie as Johnny at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening Night is Saturday, August 1, at 8pm. Preview performances begin on Wednesday, July 29 at 7pm and the production closes Saturday, August 22 at 8pm. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Lea DelariaThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Lea Delaria
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 16, 2015

On Thursday, July 16, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Broadway vet and ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK star Lea Delaria. On the episode, DeLaria shares stories from her nearly 35-year career as a stand-up comic, jazz musician, Broadway leading lady, and film and television actor. (more...)

Stockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory CommitteeStockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory Committee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The American Theatre Wing has just announced new appointments to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee, BroadwayWorld has learned. (more...)

Dylan McDermott to Lead Stage Adaptation of BABY DOLL at McCarter TheatreDylan McDermott to Lead Stage Adaptation of BABY DOLL at McCarter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

According to The New York Times, television star Dylan McDermott has signed on to lead the stage adaptation of Tennessee Williams' 1956 film BABY DOLL at McCarter Theatre in New Jersey this fall. The production will run Sept. 11-October 11. (more...)

Patti Love to Star in UK Tour of JANE WENHAM: THE WITCH OF WALKERN; Cast Announced!Patti Love to Star in UK Tour of JANE WENHAM: THE WITCH OF WALKERN; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Ria Parry will direct Patti Love in the title role of Rebecca Lenkiewicz's Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern. The world premiere production, from Out of Joint, Watford Palace Theatre and Arcola Theatre in association with Eastern Angles, will tour the UK from September 2015 to January 2016. (more...)

George Street Playhouse Completes 2015-16 Season Slate with THE SECOND MRS. WILSONGeorge Street Playhouse Completes 2015-16 Season Slate with THE SECOND MRS. WILSON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

George Street Playhouse has announced that Joe DiPietro's The Second Mrs. Wilson, will occupy the previously to-be-announced slot in the New Brunswick theatre's 2015-16 season.  (more...)

Scoop: Upcoming FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival Announces More Casting Including Karl Marx, The IRS and PETER PAN?Scoop: Upcoming FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival Announces More Casting Including Karl Marx, The IRS and PETER PAN?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

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MINUSONESISTER Begins Next Month at SBW StablesMINUSONESISTER Begins Next Month at SBW Stables
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

A father sacrifices the life of his eldest daughter for the common good - having her snatched away during a TV ad break. It's the kind of thing that can really mess up a family. Mother turns against father. Son turns against mother. Sister turns against sister. Maybe you've heard the myth, but not like this. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale 8/17 for CU Theatre & Dance's 2015-16 SeasonTickets Go on Sale 8/17 for CU Theatre & Dance's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Single tickets go on sale Aug. 17 for the exciting 2015-16 University of Colorado Boulder Department of Theatre & Dance season, kicking off Sept. 18 in the Irey Theatre with '[UN] W.R.A.P.: Undoing Writing, Research and Performance' -- a living archive of original and established dance solos created by prominent contemporary African-American choreographers; and Tennessee Williams' career-defining memory play, "The Glass Menagerie," on Sept. 25 in the University Theatre. (more...)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE to Hit the Stage at Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 8/15THE GLASS MENAGERIE to Hit the Stage at Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

If a Tennessee Williams renaissance is on the horizon, you can be certain that a group of teens at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre will be leading the way. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of STRAIGHT FACED LIES, Headed to FringeNYCPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of STRAIGHT FACED LIES, Headed to FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Man Down Productions reunites director, Andrew Block (Ovation Award, Small Engine Repair) and playwright Mark Jason Williams for the 19th Annual New York International Fringe Festival, with award-winning drama, Straight Faced Lies. A highlighted production of the festival, Straight Faced Lies will play at The Teatro LATEA at the Clemente (107 Suffolk St) beginning Friday, August 14 - Thursday, August 27, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of EVENTIDE at Arcola TheatreFull Cast Set for World Premiere of EVENTIDE at Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Up in Arms and Arcola Theatre today announce the full cast for the world premiere of Barney Norris's new play, Eventide. Alice Hamilton directsHasan Dixon (Mark), James Doherty (John) and Ellie Piercy (Liz). The production opens on 25 September at Arcola Theatre, with previews from 23 September, and runs until 17 October, ahead of a national tour to Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, The North Wall, Salisbury Playhouse and The Brewery, Bristol Tobacco Factory. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 8/3/15Nashville Theater Calendar 8/3/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 3, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. Something's missing? That's an easy fix: just send us a message here, on Facebook, or by email at jeffreyellis37215@att.com. (more...)

Theater Project to Stage Three Plays in Three WeeksTheater Project to Stage Three Plays in Three Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

After its summer hiatus, The Theater Project comes roaring back to life with Three Plays in Three Weeks, an entire season of entertainment delivered in less than one month. (more...)

Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden to Lead Rubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN; Sets Sept Opening!Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden to Lead Rubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN; Sets Sept Opening!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Rubicon Theatre Company just announced stage and screen veterans Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden will star in the company's mainstage production of the Tony-Award winning play COPENHAGEN, directed by international artist Judy Hegarty Lovett. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. to Close After 30 Years; Final Season to Open with GUARDIANSMary-Arrchie Theatre Co. to Close After 30 Years; Final Season to Open with GUARDIANS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

After presenting more than 100 productions spanning three decades, Chicago's award-winning Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. has announced it will close its doors following its 30th anniversary season. The company's final season will open with Peter Morris' powerful war drama GUARDIANS, followed by three soon-to-be-announced production, plus its 28th annual Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Theater Festival. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group to Open 6th Season with ROMEO & JULIET and THE MANDRAKEQuintessence Theatre Group to Open 6th Season with ROMEO & JULIET and THE MANDRAKE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its sixth season of progressive classic theatre with Shakespeare's romantic tragedy ROMEO AND JULIET presented in rotating repertory with Wallace Shawn's celebrated translation of Machiavelli's sex comedy THE MANDRAKE. A nine actor repertory ensemble comprised of Quintessence's best and director Alexander Burns will continue to establish Quintessence's brand of full throttle epic classic theatre for today. ROMEO AND JULIET will begin previews on Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 3 at 8pm.  THE MANDRAKE will begin previews on Wednesday, October 14 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 17 at 8pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Brink Productions to Present THE ASPIRATIONS OF DAISE MORROWBrink Productions to Present THE ASPIRATIONS OF DAISE MORROW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

This October (10-24) at the Adelaide Festival Centre's Space Theatre, Brink Productions presents the world premiere season of The Aspirations of Daise Morrow - a new work based on a short story by Australian writer and Nobel Prize recipient, Patrick White, featuring a cast led by Paul Blackwell and Kris McQuade - two of the country's greatest theatre actors - and with live music by Zephyr Quartet. (more...)

Theatre Philadelphia Announces 2015 Barrymore Nominees!Theatre Philadelphia Announces 2015 Barrymore Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Theatre Philadelphia is thrilled to announce the nominees for the 2015 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. Now in its second season since its successful relaunch, the 2015 Barrymore Awards will celebrate and honor outstanding achievements in professional theatre throughout the Greater Philadelphia region during the 2014/15 season. (more...)

New Musical BRUSH STROKES Set for NY THEISPIS Theater FestivalNew Musical BRUSH STROKES Set for NY THEISPIS Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Brush Strokes is a new musical that has been selected for the NY THEISPIS Theater Festival. Performances are at the Hudson Guild Theater, 411 West 26th street (between 9th & 10th Avenues), NYC. The cast for the new musical us Joy Franz, Chuck Muckle and Hanah Seusy. The musical is written by Stephen Chinlund & Jim Semmelman; with music by Bert Draesel; and lyrics by Jim Semmelman. It is directed by Kathleen O'Neill, with set design by April Bartlet, lighting designer by Dan Henry, and the musical director is Kenneth Gartman. (more...)

Casting Directors Behind THE KING AND I, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING & More Nominated for 2016 Artios Awards!Casting Directors Behind THE KING AND I, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING & More Nominated for 2016 Artios Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The Casting Society of America (CSA) has revealed its first-round nominees for the 31st Annual Artios Awards across the theater, television, web series and short film categories. This year, the Television Animation category has been divided into two categories: Television Animation-Adult and Television Animation-Children. All winners will be announced at the 31st Annual Artios Awards at the height of awards season on Thursday, January 21, 2016. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Voices of the South Celebrates Its 20th Season with TEMPLE OF THE DOGBWW Reviews: Voices of the South Celebrates Its 20th Season with TEMPLE OF THE DOG
by Joseph Baker - Aug 2, 2015

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Breaking News: Alexandra Silber, Ben Rappaport, Jessica Vosk & More Join Broadway Revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOFBreaking News: Alexandra Silber, Ben Rappaport, Jessica Vosk & More Join Broadway Revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just confirmed additional casting for the upcoming Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof: ALIX KOREY (All Shook Up, Chicago) will play Yente, SAMANTHA MASSELL (La Boheme) will play Hodel, BEN RAPPAPORT (¬ďMr. Robot,¬Ē Picnic) will play Perchik, and ALEXANDRA SILBER (Master Class) will play Tzeitel. In addition, JESSICA VOSK (The Bridges of Madison County) will play Fruma Sarah, AARON YOUNG will play Sasha, and JULIE BENKO (Les Mis√©rables), JESSE KOVARSKY (The Death of Klinghoffer), and SILVIA VRSKOVA will also join the cast. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SHREK THE MUSICAL, JR. at Walnut StreetPhoto Flash: First Look at SHREK THE MUSICAL, JR. at Walnut Street
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Kids and their adult friends will love the WST for Kids' production of SHREK THE MUSICAL JR.. Based on the book by William Steig and the popular DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture, this hour-long musical will be performed LIVE at Walnut Street Theatre October 3 through October 24, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/18/2015 - INFORMED CONSENT Off-Broadway, FULL HOUSE in Toronto and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/18/2015 - INFORMED CONSENT Off-Broadway, FULL HOUSE in Toronto and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 18, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: INFORMED CONSENT and A DELICATE SHIP start up off-Broadway, FULL HOUSE gets the musical treatment in Toronto and more! (more...)

59E59 Theaters Sets Fall 2015 Shows: DESIRE, PONDLING & More59E59 Theaters Sets Fall 2015 Shows: DESIRE, PONDLING & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

59E59 Theaters has announced the line-up of shows for Fall 2015.  All performances take place at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues).  Ticket prices and performance schedules vary. For tickets, call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Gamm Will Open Season with A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, 9/17-10/18Gamm Will Open Season with A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, 9/17-10/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm (The Gamm) opens Season 31 (2015-2016) with a timeless American classic, Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by the author of The Glass Menagerie (Gamm 2010) and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof(Gamm 2002) is an undisputed masterpiece and a landmark of 20th-century theater. Gamm Artistic Director Tony Estrella directs, featuring Marianna Bassham (Hedda Tesman in Hedda Gabler, 2014) as Blanche DuBois, the former southern beauty whose fragile world is crumbling; resident actor Karen Carpenter (Thea Elvsted in Hedda Gabler, 2014) as Blanche's sister, StellaKowalski; and Anthony Goes (Barnabas in Paul, 2010) as her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. (more...)

Natalie Venetia Belcon, Rick Holmes, Amy Spanger & Allison Case to Join Company of MATILDA!Natalie Venetia Belcon, Rick Holmes, Amy Spanger & Allison Case to Join Company of MATILDA!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Beginning September 8, the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit MATILDA THE MUSICAL will welcome Natalie Venetia Belcon as Mrs. Phelps, Allison Case as Miss Honey, Rick Holmes as Mr. Wormwood, and Amy Spanger as Mrs. Wormwood. They join a principal cast that features Christopher Sieber as Miss Trunchbull, and the four girls sharing the title role: Mattea Conforti, Rileigh McDonald, Mimi Ryder, and Alexandra Vlachos. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's THE GLASS MENAGERIE Begins 8/27Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's THE GLASS MENAGERIE Begins 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Beginning August 27, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece, The Glass Menagerie. The final production of an exciting summer lineup, Williams' iconic work also launches Weston's 5-year American Masters series, an initiative dedicated to bringing classics of American drama to Weston's stage with artists of national stature. (more...)

YEAR OF THE IGUANA to Profile Tennessee & Rose Williams at Studio Theatre Long Island, 8/29YEAR OF THE IGUANA to Profile Tennessee & Rose Williams at Studio Theatre Long Island, 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Tennessee Williams is among the nation's greatest and best known playwrights thanks to work such as 'The Glass Menagerie,' 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.'  (more...)

Cygnet Theatre to Stage Two Noel Coward Classics This FallCygnet Theatre to Stage Two Noel Coward Classics This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Cygnet's tradition of shows performed in rotating rep continues with Noel Coward's Hay Fever (dir. Rob Lutfy) and The Vortex (dir. Sean Murray). These two plays turned Coward into an overnight sensation, one light and madcap, the other dark and shocking. Written at the same time, they represent opposite sides of Coward's talent. San Diego favorite Rosina Reynolds takes on the strong female roles in both these productions. Opening night for both productions is Saturday, October 3rd at 3 (Hay Fever) and 8 pm (The Vortex). (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 8/12/15Nashville Theater Calendar 8/12/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 12, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/1/15- Sam MendesSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/1/15- Sam Mendes
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2015

Happy Birthday, Sam Mendes! Sam Mendes is best known for whis work as the artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse, and his direction of the film American Beauty and the Broadway production of Cabaret on Broadway starring Alan Cumming. His production of Oliver! became the longest running show ever to play at the London Palladium. Additional stage credits includeTennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, Stephen Sondheim's Company (which had the first ever African American 'Bobby'), Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus and his farewell duo of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night, which transferred to the Brooklyn Academy Of Music and Gypsy on Broadway starring Bernadette Peters. (more...)

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