BWW Preview: ZOMBIE ROCK 'n' Roll
by Maggie Yates - Oct 26, 2015

This Halloween in Santa Barbara features temperatures in the 80s and zombies singing the classics of the 80s at open mic night. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 25
by Audition Roundup - Oct 25, 2015

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 25, 2015 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 10/25/2015
by BWW - Oct 25, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/25/2015 for Santa Barbara (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 8
by Audition Roundup - Nov 8, 2015

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 8, 2015 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Everyman & Playhouse to Stage Two Major Co-Productions
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

In 2016 Everyman & Playhouse will stage a new adaptation of Madame Bovary with Peepolykus at the Everyman, while at the Playhouse there will be a major revival of Frank McGuinness's Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme. (more...)

Hangar Theatre's 4th Annual Charades Fundraiser a Fantastic Success!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

The Hangar's Acting Out on the Hangar Stage, Community Charades Challenge took place on Sunday, October 25. With the support of the community - through donations to four teams of participants, the purchase of auction items, and ticket sales - the Hangar was able to raise $25,000 to help support the theatre's artistic and education programs. (more...)

TheatreWorks Celebrates 200 years of Jane Austen's EMMA with Musical Adaptation this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley celebrates the holidays - and the 200th anniversary of the novel's publication - with a limited return engagement of Jane Austen's Emma, the musical adaption which originated at TheatreWorks and became the most popular show in the company's 46 year history. (more...)

O'Neill Center's Jill A. Anderson Joins Syracuse Stage as Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Syracuse Stage has announced that Jill A. Anderson has been named the theatre's new managing director. (more...)

Olivier Winner Daniel Evans to Helm Rachel Wagstaff & Duncan Abel's SHERLOCK HOLMES; UK Premiere Set for 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Producer Antonio R. Marion announced today that Tony nominee and Olivier Award-winner Daniel Evans will direct the Broadway-Bound epic new original stage play, Sherlock Holmes, by British writing team of Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel. The project was originally announced in late 2014. (more...)

The Friday 5: BASKERVILLE's Cantrell and Williams
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 30, 2016

Today, in a preview of what's to come on the Scottish moors (where mayhem and hijinks reportedly ensue), Brett Cantrell and Evan Taylor Williams take their places in The Friday 5 spotlight, giving us some insight into their theatrical lives and sharing why they think Baskerville is a perfect show for you. But, be forewarned: the altogether too-brief run is close to selling out, so securing your reservations for the rollicking mystery should be at the top of your "to-do" list. (more...)

HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, PIRATES OF PENZANCE and More Set for Lakewood Playhouse's 78th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to announce its 78th season of shows! It's a season filled with laughter, mystery, literature, and stories that touch the heart. This year includes five premieres that have never been seen at the Lakewood Playhouse. (more...)

Cleveland Play House Reveals 2016-2017 Season
by Louisa Brady - Mar 20, 2016

After a landmark year which yielded an unprecedented Centennial Season and the coveted Regional Theatre Tony Award®, Cleveland Play House (CPH) is following up on the heels of the past year's success with a dynamic, stimulating and engaging 2016-17 Season.  CPH staff, led by Artistic Director Laura Kepley, announced the titles of the new season today on the Allen Theatre stage to a full house.  The theme of this season is "moving forward" and audiences will have plenty to look forward to with a season that encompasses history, mystery, comedy, drama and even a brand new Disney musical.  CPH's 101st Season would not be possible without CPH's generous sponsors, donors, patrons, and community partners. (more...)

New, Swashbuckling Adaptation of CYRANO to Play TheatreWorks This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2015/2016 season with the Regional Premiere of the dazzling romance, CYRANO, a new sprightly adaptation by Michael Hollinger (Opus) and Aaron Posner (My Name is Asher Lev, The Chosen) of Edmond Rostand's classic Cyrano de Bergerac. (more...)

Gaslight Stages Regional Premiere of Ludwig's BASKERVILLE, 3/31
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 10, 2016

The regional premiere of Ken Ludwig's comedic take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of The Baskerville - Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery - continues the 16th anniversary season of Dickson's Gaslight Dinner Theatre as the company's 74th show debuts March 31, running through April 9 (more...)

Meadow Brook Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season - ALTAR BOYZ, I LOVE A PIANO & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Meadow Brook Theatre's 2016-2017 season kicks-off with a benefit concert then takes to the stage with Michigan Premieres including a Ken Ludwig comedy, a comedy with a heart, a poignant drama AND a 1960s musical! The season also features the music of Irving Berlin and a musical comedy sure to please with Boy-Band-esque song and dance numbers!  "We're looking forward to another great season," said Cheryl Marshall, Managing Director.  "We're so excited to kick things off with another great summer benefit and a wonderful line-up of shows!' (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open BASKERVILLE This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 6th opening of the Vermont Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, at Saint Michael's Playhouse (July 6 - 16). (more...)

Adirondack Theatre Festival to Continue 22nd Summer Season with 'THIRTY DAY MOURNING PERIOD'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Continuing Adirondack Theatre Festival's (ATF) 22nd summer season of professional theatre is THIRTY DAY MOURNING PERIOD. Directed by Mark Shanahan, THIRTY DAY MOURNING PERIOD will be performed as a staged reading and feature a post-show discussion with the playwright, Hank Greene. The event will be held at the Charles R. Wood Theater (207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls), in the recently renovated Cabaret space on July 6th & 7th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Wood Theater Box Office, online at, or by calling (518) 480-4878. Discount season flex passes are available for the full seven show line-up. (more...)

The Marlowe Studio Sets July Schedule of Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

SHERLOCK Holmes and Scandi crime feature at The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury, next month (July). (more...)

B Street Theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

B Street Theatre presents the regional premiere of CONSTELLATIONS by Nick Payne. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre to Stage THE ROOMMATE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

What happens when two completely different women come to together to live under the same roof? Florida Studio Theatre's second Summer Mainstage show will explore the dynamic duo of Sharon and Robyn in The Roommate by Jen Silverman. This REGIONAL PREMIERE opens in the Keating Theatre on July 6 and runs through August 7. Summer Mainstage subscriptions can be purchased for as little as $39 online at, by phone at (941) 366-9000, or by visiting the Box Office. (more...)

Photo Flash: TIME STANDS STILL at Jobsite Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Jobsite closes their 2015-16 season with a timely drama from a modern master of the American theater: Donald Margulies' Time Stands Still plays July 8-31, 2016, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse Sets 88th Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

On September 24, the Long Beach Playhouse opens its 88th Mainstage Season. This year's season is a journey of self discovery, adventure, and fun. (more...)

The Play's Afoot in 'BASKERVILLE' at The Millbrook Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

?Get ready for a joyful, mischievous, comedy thriller that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat when Millbrook Playhouse presets Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: the Sherlock Holmes Mystery in the Poorman Cabaret. (more...)

Idle Muse Theatre Company Sets Cast for New 'BASKERVILLES' Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Idle Muse Theatre Company announced casting forThe Hound of the Baskervilles, newly adapted by Althos Low and directed by Idle Muse Artistic Director Evan Jackson. First serialized in the Strand Magazine in 1901-1902 - and perhaps the most beloved of Conan Doyle's crime thrillers - Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson trade the foggy streets of London for the country wilds of Dartmoor to shield the life of a young heir whose family is believed cursed by a murderous hellhound.  (more...)

Emma Fielding to Lead THE MASSIVE TRAGEDY OF MADAME BOVARY at the Everyman
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Emma Fielding will play the title role of Emma Bovary in The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary! this spring. The production which will open at the Everyman from 5 to 27 February will then play at co-producing partners Bristol Old Vic, Nuffield, Southampton and Royal & Derngate, Northampton. Joining Fielding will be John Nicholson and Javier Marzan of Peepolykus and Jonathan Holmes who have the unenviable challenge of playing all the remaining roles in Flaubert's epic tale. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse ( - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Milwaukee Symphony Presents William Walton's Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Edo de Waart will present two performances of William Walton's Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario on March 19 at 8:00 p.m. and March 20 at 2:30 p.m. at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Joining the orchestra for Henry V will be actor Marcus Truschinski of American Players Theatre, the Milwaukee Children's Choir Voices of ETERNA directed by Marco Melendez, and the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus directed by Lee Ericson. Walton's work will be paired with Haydn's “Drumroll” Symphony for a dramatic concert experience. (more...)

Idle Muse Theatre Company Presents THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Idle Muse Theatre Company presents The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, newly adapted by Althos Low and directed by IMTC artistic director Evan Jackson. First serialized in the Strand Magazine in 1901-1902 - and perhaps the most beloved of Conan Doyle's crime thrillers - Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson trade the foggy streets of London for the country wilds of Dartmoor to shield the life of a young heir whose family is believed cursed by a murderous hellhound. (more...)

York Theater Company to Host Staged Reading of Erik Ransom's MORE THAN ALL THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director of York Theater Company has announced that as part of its Developmental Reading Series, it will present Erik Ransom's 'More Than All the World' an epic musical inspired by Christopher Marlowe's 'Edward II' directed by Rachel Klein ('Around the World in 80 Days', 'The Anthem') with music direction and arrangements by Andy Peterson ('Atomic'). The reading will take place on March 15th at 2PM. (more...)

Scoop: ELEMENTARY on CBS - Thursday, March 10, 2016
by TV Scoop - Feb 22, 2016

Get all the scoop on ELEMENTARY, airing on CBS on Thursday, March 10, 2016! (more...)

Idle Muse Theatre Company Welcomes New Puppet Designer to THE HOUND OF BASKERVILLES Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

In addition to adapting the script for Idle Muse Theatre Company's upcoming production The Hound of the Baskervilles,Shanghai Low Theatricals will design the puppetry for the production. Althos Low is the pen name for Shanghai Low Theatricals, an adaptation development group based in Chicago. Formed in 2001 as a group of theatre craftspeople adapting literary works for the stage, in 2009 the company expanded into the creation of graphics and visual development. In 2014 the group adapted George Orwell's Animal Farm for Director Hallie Gordon and the Steppenwolf Young Adults Program. For the Baskervillescollaboration, Steve Pickering serves as Adaptor, with input from the company, and House Artists Fred Baxter and Tom Kyzivat provide pre-production concept art. Pickering received a Joseph Jefferson Award for designing the costumes, masks, and puppets for Balliwick Repertory's production of Animal Farm in 1988. (more...)

Idle Muse Theatre Company Adds Additional THE HOUND OF BASKERVILLE Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Due to high ticket demand, Idle Muse Theatre Company has added an additional performance of The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, newly adapted by Althos Low and directed by IMTC artistic director Evan Jackson. The additional performance has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 23 at 8 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: Portland Stage Presents Gleeful Send-up of Sherlock Holmes
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Feb 14, 2016

Portland Stage's gleeful, wickedly funny send-up of the Sherlock Holmes classic, Hound of the Baskervilles, as adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson, makes for a perfect antidote to the winter blues! Mounted with breathless energy by director Daniel Burson and brought to life by an agile, inventive, endearing trio of actors, this irreverent take on one of the best loved tales of the Holmes canon will keep you chuckling long after the curtain falls. (more...)

Northern Stage's THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES to Showcase Three Actors in Sixteen Roles This Winter
by Louisa Brady - Feb 13, 2016

The Hound of the Baskervilles, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson, runs live on stage at the brand new Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, February 24 through March 12. (more...)

BWW Review: MURDER Afoot with Mercury's Charming SHERLOCK HOLMES
by Patrick O'Brien - Feb 1, 2016

By jove, Mercury Theater cracks the case in adapting a Sherlock Holmes musical! (more...)

Idle Muse Theatre Company to Continue 10th Season with THE HOUND OF BASKERVILLES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Idle Muse Theatre Company's 10th season continues with The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, newly adapted by Althos Low and directed by IMTC artistic director Evan Jackson. First serialized in the Strand Magazine in 1901-1902 - and perhaps the most beloved of Conan Doyle's crime thrillers - Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson trade the foggy streets of London for the country wilds of Dartmoor to shield the life of a young heir whose family is believed cursed by a murderous hellhound. (more...)

Conejo Players Theatre to Present THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Tim Kelly, based on the story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, will play Conejo Players Theatre, directed by Jeremy Zeller and produced by Beth Glasner, January 8 through January 30, 2016 in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

imitating the dog to Present THE TRAIN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

imitating the dog, one of the UK's most original and innovative performance theatre companies are set to bring their latest theatrical vision to the stage this winter with the UK premiere of The Train, a new immersive theatrical venture which will take its audience on unforgettable journey in a moving auditorium. (more...)

Spreckels Theatre Company Announces 2016 -2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The acclaimed and award-winning Spreckels Theatre Company in Rohnert Park, Calif. has announced its upcoming season, presented in its two theaters at Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park, Calif. (more...)

Northern Stage Announces 2016-2017 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Northern Stage is delighted to announce its 2016-2017 20th Anniversary Season, the second in its new home, the Barrette Center for the Arts. The company will produce six main stage productions, an Off-Broadway New York Premiere, and three productions by Northern Stage students in grades 7-12. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit Tickets start at $15 for any full-time student at any time. (more...)

Spreckels Theatre Company presents Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE, A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

From award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig ('Lend Me a Tenor'), comes this fast-paced mystery-comedy about detective Sherlock Holmes solving his most notorious case. (more...)

Robert Powell and Liza Goddard Set to Star in RELATIVELY SPEAKING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Robert Powell and Liza Goddard will star in a new production of Alan Ayckbourn's Relatively Speaking; one of his funniest plays and one that turned him into a household name. (more...)

HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES to Open Lakewood Playhouse's 78th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

?The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present the OPENING SHOW of our 78th SEASON: The 3 PERSON COMEDIC Version of the SHERLOCK HOLMES Classic The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tech Talk with Costumer Veronica Prior
by Frank Benge - Apr 5, 2016

We continue our series on technical theatre artists in Austin with a look at the Art of Costuming. The dictionary defines costuming as "the act of furnishing or designing costumes" but that definition doesn't really tell someone exactly what all goes into that act. A costumer is the person who, for any particular production makes, sells, or rents the costumes that you see for every stage production you attend, whether it is modern dress or elaborate period outfits. It is their work that tells the audience exactly what time period a play is set in more than any other technical theatre element. We sat down with Award Winning Costumer Veronica Prior to find out a little about her and what all is involved in the art of costuming. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ORIENT EXPRESS at 9th Annual London Improvathon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

London's celebrated annual 50-Hour Improvathon (The Stage Top 5 Fringe Theatre Events of 2015), a massive improvised comedy soap opera starring many of the world's leading improvisers, is back for a ninth year! (more...)

BWW Review: Rep's SHERLOCK HOLMES Lacks Some Grace But It's Still Holmes
by Jay Irwin - Apr 28, 2016

Back in 2013 the Seattle Rep gave us a lovely Christmas Present with R. Hamilton Wright and David Pichette's wonderful adaptation of "The Hound of the Baskervilles". So when they announced that they would be ending this season with more Holmes from Wright with "Sherlock Holmes and the American Problem", naturally there was a lot of excitement and anticipation for more from this team. And while the team is still on point and while it's still more Sherlock goodness, this original Holmes mystery from Wright doesn't quite have the elegance and grace of a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle piece. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

?The game is wildly and hilariously afoot as Syracuse Stage concludes the 2015/2016 season with Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, May 11-29. (more...)

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

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

Flat Rock Playhouse to Continue Concert Series with THE MUSIC OF THE BEACH BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Flat Rock Playhouse will resume its 2016 Music on the Rock concert series with "The Music of The Beach Boys" on April 21st at the Playhouse Downtown.  This highly requested tribute will feature such hits as God Only Knows, Good Vibrations, Kokomo, California Girls, Surfin' Safari, Fun Fun Fun and many others. (more...)

BWW Review: Gaslight's BASKERVILLE is A Yawn
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 1, 2016

Ken Ludwig created one of theater's best-loved and critically acclaimed farces with Lend Me A Tenor, then updated the book of one of musical theater's most revered Gershwin titles (Girl Crazy) with the long-running and equally beloved Crazy For You. Since those two mega-hits, however, he's been less successful (although, inarguably, he's kept busy churning out scripts and cashing royalty checks) and perhaps no new script has proved that point more than Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. (more...)

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