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Based on the 1963 coming-of-age classic and scripted by Terry Johnson, The Graduate follows Benjamin Braddock, a twenty-one year old recent college graduate who is facing high expectations from his parents and anxiety about his future. Upon his return home, Ben is seduced by an older woman, Mrs. Robinson Ė the wife of his fatherís business partner Ė which begins a secret affair. Although the affair ends, it comes back to haunt him when he falls for Mrs. Robinsonís daughter, Elaine.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/29/2016
by - Oct 29, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/29/2016. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Set for THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, running November 12 - November 20 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, directed by Richard Seer, Director of Professional Training for the M.F.A. program, as part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BalletCollective Announces 2016 'What Comes Next' Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

BalletCollective's 2016 Season, entitled ¬ďWhat Comes Next,¬Ē will further explore the company's unique collaborative process with world premiere works featuring two collaborations pairing architects Carlos Arnaiz and James Ramsey with composers Judd Greenstein and Ellis Ludwig-Leone respectively. (more...)

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia Announces Canadian Inspired 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Co-Artistic Directors David Hogan & David Rogers are thrilled to announce the 2017 Season. 'Celebrate With Us' encompasses a Canadian theme as the VPP honours our country in its 150th year. When asked about the line up for the upcoming season, Hogan said 'Happy Birthday Canada - this season is dedicated to you. We wanted to give back to our great nation that has made us feel glorious and free. Everything in this season is written, composed, compiled, choreographed, directed, performed and/or put together by Canadians. We are thrilled to celebrate Canada.' Director of Cultural Services for the Town of Petrolia, Richard Poore echoed Hogan's sentiments, saying, 'I am so pleased and proud to be part of the 2017 VPP Summer Season announcement. I know our audiences will continue to be thrilled by the VPP experience.' (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2017 Adler Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald today announced the thirteen recipients of the 2017 Adler Fellowship. Nine singers, three pianist/apprentice coaches and one director will take part in the program-a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching and professional seminars, as well as a wide range of performance opportunities. Adler Fellows are selected from the young artists who have participated in the Merola Opera Program. The prestigious fellowship has nurtured the development of more than 175 young artists since its inception. (more...)

Desi Moreno-Penson's OMINOUS MEN Gets Staged Reading in NYC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

There will be a one-night only staged reading of OMINOUS MEN, a new, full-length play by Latina playwright Desi Moreno-Penson. (more...)

Sarah Grunstein to Perform J.S. Bach's GOLDBERG VARIATIONS in Melbourne, Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Sarah Grunstein, who is gaining international acclaim for her performances of Bach will tour Australia in 2016, performing J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations at the Melbourne Recital Center on Thursday 20 October and the Sydney Opera House today 25 October. (more...)

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia Announces Canadian Inspired 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Co-Artistic Directors David Hogan & David Rogers are thrilled to announce the 2017 Season. 'Celebrate With Us' encompasses a Canadian theme as the VPP honours our country in its 150th year. (more...)

Segal Center to Celebrate Hillary Miller's 'DROP DEAD' with THEATRE & PERFORMANCE IN THE 1970S Event
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, located at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, celebrates the publication of Hillary Miller's Drop Dead: Performance in Crisis, 1970s New York (Northwestern University Press), the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The Graduate Center (CUNY) will host 'Theatre & Performance in the 1970s' on Oct. 31, 2016, at the Segal Theatre, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. (more...)

Verona Quartet Opens 2016-2017 Recital Series at Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

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Mediacom Founder and CEO Inducted into Columbia University Athletics Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

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The Mysterious and Beguiling Musical, GOBLIN MARKET, Opens Todayst
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Aux Dog Performing Arts Space, the only live theater venue in Nob Hill, is pleased to announce its next production-GOBLIN MARKET, a dramatic musical fantasy based on the classic poem by the great Victorian poet, Christina Rossetti. The poem has been the subject of countless interpretations and is endlessly fascinating for audiences, in fact, the poem had a revival of interest in the late 20th century which continues to the present. (more...)

NY Gilbert and Sullivan Players to Host Free Public Forum THE MIKADO IN THE 21st Century 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

As part of its preparation for the upcoming new production of 'The Mikado,' New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) will host a public forum entitled 'The Mikado in the 21st Century' on Thursday, November 3rd (6PM) on the stage of The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues). Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa,  a professor of philosophy at University of British Columbia and Gilbert & Sullivan expert and performer, the forum will continue a dialogue between the Asian-American theatrical community, the NYGASP staff & creative team, and members of the Gilbert & Sullivan audience at large. The discussion will cover a broad range of issues including awareness of orientalism in contemporary culture, the importance of diversity in casting, and the need for change in performance practice of The Mikado specifically. The panel will raise questions of how a repertory company can approach new ways of presenting a classic work while maintaining the work's artistic integrity as well as sharing the steps NYGASP is taking in the creation process for their new production of The Mikado opening December 28th and playing through January 8th at the Kaye Playhouse.  (more...)

Northlight Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season with The World Premiere of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS IN PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon and directed by Jessica Thebus, runs November 10 - December 18, 2016 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, November 18 at 8 pm. (more...)

Sarah Grunstein to Perform J.S. Bach's GOLDBERG VARIATIONS in Melbourne, Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Sarah Grunstein, who is gaining international acclaim for her performances of Bach will tour Australia in 2016, performing J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations at the Melbourne Recital Center today 20 October and the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday 25 October. (more...)

CUNY Graduate Center to Host Symposium in Celebration of Haitian Playwright Marie Chauvet 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Join us for a celebration of the 100th birthday of Haitian playwright and novelist Marie Chauvet. (more...)

Paddy Glynn and Geoffrey Aymer to Star in DRIVING MISS DAISY at Canal Cafe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Casting is announced for the first production in the year-long collaboration between the award-winning Canal Cafe Theatre and Russell Lucas, America: Past. Present. Future, a celebration of American theatre kicking off with Alfred Uhry's classic work Driving Miss Daisy. (more...)

Madrona Awards Annual Madrona Prize to the Team building Backscatter Communication Technologies from the University of Washington's Computer Science and Electrical Engin
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

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EFMD Awards EPAS Accreditation to Three New Programmes in Australia, France & the UK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

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American Lyric Theater Presents THE HALLOWEEN TREE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, in partnership with MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), presents The Halloween Tree on October 30, 2016 at 3pm in the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th Street, New York City.  Based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel that explores the origins of Halloween, composer Theo Popov and librettist Tony Asaro take us on an epic journey as a group of children search for their friend Pipkin, who has mysteriously disappeared on Halloween night. Conductor: Adam Turner. Featuring Mark S. Doss as Moundshroud; with Emma Grimsley, Shirin Eskandani, Spencer Viator, Brian Wallin, Michael Kelly, and Jarrett Porter with members of MasterVoices.   (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

M&R Productions in Association with Glenn Krutoff Presents THE RADICALIZATION OF ROLFE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The Radicalization of Rolfe, winner of 2016 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award, re-opens as part of the Fringe Encore Series 2016 at The Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, New York City on Sunday, October 23, 2016. Written by Andrew Bergh and directed by Abigail Zealey Bess, The Radicalization of Rolfe is inspired by the backstory of the lesser-known but vital secondary characters in the legendary musical The Sound of Music. "A tone perfect production," the New York Times declares it is "a play that was just as much fun as - and cleverer than - it promised to be." (more...)

JACK and Lukumi Arts Present: Jadele McPherson: Rutas de Azucar
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

In the year of the thaw between Cuba and the U.S., singer/performer Jadele McPherson creates a musical and theatrical bridge connecting the Cuban-American experience of today with black liberation figures, conjurers and spiritual leaders from two hundred years ago. (more...)

ICEBERGS, Alena Smith's World Premiere Ode to Los Angeles, Begins Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Geffen Playhouse presents theWorld Premiere of ICEBERGS, recipient of The Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. (more...)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Presents A DAY WITH ROBERT LEPAGE/CANADA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Born in Quebec in 1957, Robert Lepage is one of the most versatile theatre artists of his generation. Working as an actor, playwright, and director he is constantly creating work in theatre, film, and opera. Since founding his theater company Ex Machina in 1994, his work has toured festivals worldwide and has won him great international acclaim. In his work, Lepage draws from contemporary history as a source of inspiration, and he has been at the forefront of telling stories through the use of new technology. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Robert Bathurst to Star in KING CHARLES III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of Mike Bartlett's new West End and Broadway sensation King Charles III, directed by Gary Griffin as part of the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The King's Head's F*CKING MEN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Following three smash-hit, sell-out runs in London and at the Edinburgh Fringe, The King's Head Theatre production of F*cking Men  is to transfer to The Vaults Theatre in Waterloo for a 5-week run, which began Wednesday 2 November, and continues through Sunday 4 December. (more...)

Siemens Provides Clemson with Largest In-Kind Technology Grant in University History
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

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Photo Flash: Connecticut Repertory Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for AN ABSOLUTE TURKEY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the cast of Georges Feydeau's 'An Absolute Turkey', adapted from Le Dindon by Nicki Frei and Peter Hall. Paul Mullins will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from December 1st through December 10th, 2016. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN and More Set for Exeter Northcott Theatre's 2017 Spring/Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Exeter Northcott Theatre has announced its exciting spring/summer 2017 season. (more...)

Mozart, Bach, Britten and More Slated for Oratorio Society of New York's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Oratorio Society of New York (OSNY), New York's standard for grand choral performance, will mark its 2016-17 season with performances of symphonic choral masterworks of Handel, Mozart, Bruckner, and Britten, ending with Bach's monumental Mass in B Minor. Leading the OSNY for its 144th season will be Kent Tritle, in his 12th year as Music Director. (more...)

Richard Dreyfuss to Chat Film Career at TheaterWorks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

TheaterWorks will present AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY: TALKIN' MOVIES WITH RICHARD DREYFUSS on Sunday, November 13, 2016 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (more...)

Oratorio Society of New York to Open Season with Mozart 'Great' Mass at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Oratorio Society of New York fulfills its role as New York's champion of the grand choral tradition with the opening program of its 2016-17 season:  Mozart's "Great" Mass in C Minor, written to celebrate the composer's marriage, and Bruckner's Te Deum, a gem of a 19th-century choral masterwork that Bruckner called "the pride of my life." (more...)

BWW Interview: Veteran Actress MORGAN FAIRCHILD Continues to Cast a Spell in A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS
by Don Grigware - Nov 28, 2016

Film and TV actress Morgan Fairchild needs no introduction. She has been working for the past 40+ years, always recognizable as the glamorous blonde vixen from such series as Flamingo Road, Paper Dolls and Falcon Crest, as well as the soap Search For Tomorrow. Now about ready to start rehearsals for the Lythgoe Family's Christmas Panto, called A Cinderella Christmas at the Pasadena Playhouse, bowing December 8, Fairchild took time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about the role she is playing and her career. Has she been happy or does she long to change her sexy image? (more...)

JACK and Lukumi Arts Present Jadele McPherson
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

In this monumental week in Cuban and Cuban-American history, singer/performer Jadele McPherson creates a musical and theatrical bridge connecting the Cuban-American experience of today with black liberation figures, conjurers and spiritual leaders from two hundred years ago. Scenes of a young Cuban-American woman discovering her own rebellious ancestry are swallowed by music, dance and ritual featuring some of the great dance and music artists this city has to offer, many coming out of Cuban and Haitian traditions, including Osvaldo "Bembesito" Lora, Val Jeanty, Maxine Montilus, Yomaira Gonzalez, Caridad Paisan Garbey, Daniel Gil, Hansel Vaillant, Miguelo Valdes, Charles Hart and Diosvany Valladares. Themes of black resistance - both historical and contemporary - swell in this colorful and immersive spectacle.  (more...)

London Classic Theatre Announces New Tour of Terry Johnson's Award-Winning HYSTERIA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following the successful tour of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party in 2016, today London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot announces a new production of Terry Johnson's Hysteria for spring 2017. (more...)

LPTW Announces Nominees for 2017 Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) and its International Committee present nominees of the 2017 LPTW Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award. (more...)

Myra Kornfeld and Stephen Massimilla Announce COOKING WITH THE MUSE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

In COOKING WITH THE MUSE: A Sumptuous Gathering of Seasonal Recipes, Culinary Poetry, and Literary Fare, co-authors Myra Kornfeld and Stephen Massimilla explore the full potential of a complete seasonal cookbook, one that celebrates real food and the rich cycles and traditions behind it. Here the glories of fresh ingredients, nutritious cooking, delectable dishes, and culinary literature are honored as never before. (more...)

Washington Stage Guild Revives its Production of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Washington Stage Guild starts its 'Pearl Anniversary' season with a remount of one of America's favorite holiday stories in It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. It's Christmas Eve, 1946, and we are the studio audience for a local radio station as its cast of voice actors and one very busy sound effects man broadcast the beloved tale of George Bailey and his encounter with Clarence, his guardian angel. This 'radio play-within-a-play' re-imagines the familiar movie as it would have been heard in homes all over America in the late 40s, when just such a broadcast took place. Playwright (more...)

Pig Iron Theatre Company Celebrates 20th Anniversary Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Since 1995, Pig Iron Theatre Company has been making unprecedented, original work for audiences in its hometown of Philadelphia and beyond. (more...)

Casting Announced for AstonRep Presents ELEEMOSYNARY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to continue its 2016-17 season with ELEEMOSYNARY, Lee Blessing's poignant portrait of three women, co-directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen* and Company Member Jeremiah Barr*. ELEEMOSYNARY will play February 23 - March 12, 2017 at The Frontier, 1106 W. Thorndale Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

F*CKING MEN Held Over Into 2017 at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The acclaimed production of F*cking Men is to extend its stay in The Vaults Theatre in Waterloo by six weeks to January 15, 2017. (more...)

Ginny Bache, aka VK Lynn Pens WAKE UP AMERICA!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Ginny Bache, aka VK Lynn says that working and observing the changes in healthcare for over 55 years caused an eruption of negative feelings about the future of quality care for the patients. In 'Wake Up America!' (published by AuthorHouse), she writes with the hope that others will awaken to the trend and join her in pushing for a better system of care for the people. (more...)

Connecticut Rep's AN ABSOLUTE TURKEY Announces Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the cast of Georges Feydeau's 'An Absolute Turkey,' adapted from Le Dindon by Nicki Frei and Peter Hall. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lynn Povich of THE GOOD GIRLS REVOLT Talks About the Impact of Women's Rights Because of Clinton's Loss
by Stage Tube - Nov 10, 2016

Renee Montagne on Morning Edition talks to author Lynn Povich about the impact of women's rights from Hillary Clinton's loss to Donald Trump. Listen to the interview below! (more...)

THE BABYLON LINE Begins Tonight at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater presents Richard Greenberg's new play THE BABYLON LINE this fall in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). The production, directed by Terry Kinney, features Maddie Corman, Randy Graff, Julie Halston, Michael Oberholtzer, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser, and Frank Wood, and begins performances tonight, November 10. Opening night is Monday, December 5. (more...)

Barbara Drennan, Matthew Seadon-Young, and Joseph Prouse Join the West End Cast of BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

On 28 November 2016 Matthew Seadon-Young and Barbara Drennan will join the West End cast of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical to play Gerry Goffin (Carole King's husband and song-writing partner) and Genie Klein (King's mother) respectively.   (more...)

Center Stage Welcomes New Director of Education
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Center Stage has announced Michael Wiggins will join the theater's leadership team as Director of Education. Wiggins is a veteran teaching artist, administrator, curriculum writer and program developer. (more...)

Tonight! Artist Talk with Italian Playwright Stefano Massini About The Lehman Trilogy at The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Italian Playwrights Project presents Something about the Lehmans, a conversation with playwright Stefano Massini about his work as well as the role of the Piccolo Teatro di Milano and contemporary theatre in Europe on Monday, December 5th at 6:30 pm. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Portland Regional Awards Update - Andrew Wade, Mia Pinero Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Portland Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. 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...)

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