BWW's On This Day - June 30, 2015BWW's On This Day - June 30, 2015
by - Jun 30, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Maryland Ensemble Theatre to Premiere THE GOD OF THIS WORLD, 7/9-25Maryland Ensemble Theatre to Premiere THE GOD OF THIS WORLD, 7/9-25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Maryland Ensemble Theatre is proud to present the World Premiere production of 'The God of this World', a new comedy by Don Thompson. 'The God of this World' is being produced as part of MET's inaugural festival of new work, METLab. (more...)

FROZEN's Josh Gad & Santino Fontana Talk Disney Times Square Characters On Social MediaFROZEN's Josh Gad & Santino Fontana Talk Disney Times Square Characters On Social Media
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 29, 2015

FROZEN stars talk Disney mania! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 28, 2015BWW's On This Day - June 28, 2015
by - Jun 28, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 27, 2015BWW's On This Day - June 27, 2015
by - Jun 27, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rutina Wesley and More in TWELFTH NIGHT at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at Rutina Wesley and More in TWELFTH NIGHT at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

The Old Globe presents William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement began performances on June 21 and runs through July 26, 2015, with opening night set for tomorrow, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

GRUESOME PLAYGROUND Set for Playlovers Theatre in JulyGRUESOME PLAYGROUND Set for Playlovers Theatre in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

A CRITICALLY-acclaimed play from a Pulitzer Prize finalist explores the complexities of relationships at Playlovers Theatre this July. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 24, 2015BWW's On This Day - June 24, 2015
by - Jun 24, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Theatre Royal GlasgowFull Cast Announced for THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Full casting has now been announced for The Bunbury Company of Players production of Oscar Wilde's much loved and witty masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest, which will embark on a first class regional tour from Autumn this year. The play will be on at the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Tuesday 24 to Saturday 28 November 2015. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 23, 2015BWW's On This Day - June 23, 2015
by - Jun 23, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 22, 2015BWW's On This Day - June 22, 2015
by - Jun 22, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/22/2015 - Kleban Prize, 'MIDSUMMER' in Theaters and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/22/2015 - Kleban Prize, 'MIDSUMMER' in Theaters and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 22, 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: The Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre is awarded today, Shakespeare's 'MIDSUMMER' fantasy play hits theaters across the country, and more! (more...)

First Trailer For David Suchet In THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNESTFirst Trailer For David Suchet In THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 21, 2015

A first look at the new revival of an Oscar Wilde classic! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 21, 2015BWW's On This Day - June 21, 2015
by - Jun 21, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 20, 2015BWW's On This Day - June 20, 2015
by - Jun 20, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 19, 2015BWW's On This Day - June 19, 2015
by - Jun 19, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announced the cast and creative team for The Foreigner, the last play in the "Alley Theatre @ UH" season. Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean returns to one of his signature roles as Charlie Baker. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Stephanie J. Block & More Set for 2015-16 TRUST Cabaret SeriesLaura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Stephanie J. Block & More Set for 2015-16 TRUST Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce the fourth season for the 2015-2016 TRUST Cabaret Series. This popular series provides audiences with a rare opportunity to experience the finest cabaret artists and their outstanding musical accompanists at the intimate Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, in downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The 2015-2016 TRUST Cabaret Series will showcase award-winning Broadway, stage and film stars Tommy Tune, Stephanie J. Block, Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana performing together on one night, followed by Rebecca Luker and closing the season will be a performance by Paulo Szot. These exceptional performers will share a special evening of cabaret featuring songs from current Broadway, Jazz, American Standards and more. (more...)

THE GREAT DIVIDE to Play Lillian Theatre, 7/11-8/29THE GREAT DIVIDE to Play Lillian Theatre, 7/11-8/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Elephant Theatre Company is delighted to present the World Premier of The Great Divide by Lyle Kessler, directed by David Fofi. Opening night is Saturday, July 11th at the Lillian Theatre (1036 N. Lillian Way, Hollywood, CA 90038). The production runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 5 PM through August 29th, 2015.Tickets are $25 and available at Plays411.net/divide or by calling 323.960.4429. (more...)

Alison Bell and Nathan O'Keefe to Lead State Theatre Company's BETRAYAL, July 24-Aug 15Alison Bell and Nathan O'Keefe to Lead State Theatre Company's BETRAYAL, July 24-Aug 15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Harold Pinter, winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize for Literature, is famous for probing the darker sides of human emotion. His play Betrayal is considered one of his late masterpieces. Bringing together the creative team and the stars of State Theatre Company's Helpmann Award nominated Hedda Gabler, this production, directed by Artistic Director Geordie Brookman, is set to be one of the highlights of the 2015 theatrical calendar. (more...)

Broadway Veteran & AS THE WORLD TURNS Star John Colenback DiesBroadway Veteran & AS THE WORLD TURNS Star John Colenback Dies
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Broadway veteran and AS THE WORLD TURNS star John Colenback has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 79. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY, Starring Anthony Andrews and Alexandra Silber, Launches the Muny's 97th Season TonightMY FAIR LADY, Starring Anthony Andrews and Alexandra Silber, Launches the Muny's 97th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

My Fair Lady (running tonight, June 15, through June 21) is the opening production of The Muny's 97th summer season.  (more...)

Reed Birney, Jayne Houdyshell, Sarah Steele & More Will Star in Stephen Karam's THE HUMANSReed Birney, Jayne Houdyshell, Sarah Steele & More Will Star in Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced the cast of the Off-Broadway premiere production of Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam's The Humans, directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, as part of the 50th Anniversary Season.  (more...)

Michigan Shakespeare Festival Sets Summer WorkshopsMichigan Shakespeare Festival Sets Summer Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

For the first time ever, the Official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan is offering workshops for professional actors, all taught by Michigan Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Janice L Blixt. The classes will be held at the Village Theatre of Cherry Hill in Canton, Michigan in July and August. For information or to book a slot, contact MSFCasting@aol.com. The classes include: (more...)

Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Comedy of Errors as The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. (more...)

Casting Announcement: The Humans by Stephen KaramCasting Announcement: The Humans by Stephen Karam
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jul 9, 2015

We are pleased to announce the cast of the Off-Broadway premiere production of Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam's The Humans, directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, as part of our 50th Anniversary Season. (more...)

CABARET National Tour Adds New Dates in the Carolinas, San FranciscoCABARET National Tour Adds New Dates in the Carolinas, San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

The musical masterpiece returns, direct from Broadway! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, Roundabout Theatre Company just announced that the national tour of SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL'S (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of CABARET, will premiere in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center with performances beginning Tuesday, Jan. 26 through Sunday, Jan. 31 and an official opening on Thursday, Jan. 28 2016. This tour ofCABARET marks Roundabout Theatre Company's third production on the road, having previously produced the critically acclaimed tours of Twelve Angry Men and Anything Goes. (more...)

John Ellison Conlee Departs Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY; Ryan Andes Steps InJohn Ellison Conlee Departs Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY; Ryan Andes Steps In
by Jessica Showers - Jul 7, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned John Ellison Conlee, Tony nominee for THE FULL MONTY, has had to depart Encores! Off-Center's upcoming production of Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY due to a scheduling conflict. Ryan Andes, who last starred on TV in PETER PAN LIVE! and in Broadway's BIG FISH, steps in. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/6/2015 - 'SPELLING BEE', The Muny's HOLIDAY INN and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/6/2015 - 'SPELLING BEE', The Muny's HOLIDAY INN and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 6, 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: The original cast of 'SPELLING BEE' reunites in concert, HOLIDAY INN begins at The Muny and more! (more...)

Holland Taylor, Rachel Dratch & Glenn Fitzgerald Join Cast of MTC's RIPCORDHolland Taylor, Rachel Dratch & Glenn Fitzgerald Join Cast of MTC's RIPCORD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced Rachel Dratch (Love's Labour's Lost, "Saturday Night Live"), Glenn Fitzgerald (Hamlet, The Sixth Sense), and Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Holland Taylor (Ann, "Two and a Half Men") will join Drama Desk Award winner Marylouise Burke in the cast ofManhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Ripcord, the new comedy by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce. (more...)

London Classic Theatre's 15th Anniversary Season to Continue with ABSENT FRIENDS, Now ExtendedLondon Classic Theatre's 15th Anniversary Season to Continue with ABSENT FRIENDS, Now Extended
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Following a successful Spring/Summer tour, London Classic Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Cabot today announces a 14-week extension of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends, as part of the company's 15th Anniversary Season. In its most ambitious programme to date, the company will open a second leg of Absent Friends on 19 August 2015, followed by a 12-week UK & Ireland tour of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot from 9 September 2015.  (more...)

State Theatre Company to Present VOLPONEState Theatre Company to Present VOLPONE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

State Theatre Company's Resident Director Nescha Jelk (Othello, Jesikah, Random) directs Emily Steel's brand new adaptation of Ben Jonson's outstanding and outrageous comedy. Starring local legend and master clown Paul Blackwell as a wealthy master of disguise and self-proclaimed ladies' man, Volpone is set to follow up State Theatre Company's recent tradition of comedy in winter with a dose of theatrical mayhem. (more...)

LEND ME A TENOR Opens Tonight at Peninsula PlayersLEND ME A TENOR Opens Tonight at Peninsula Players
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County's theatrical icon, continues its 80th season tonight, July 29, through August 16 when it presents Ken Ludwig's hilarious comedy, 'Lend Me A Tenor.' (more...)

LAST NIGHT AT THE CARMINE Set for FringeNYCLAST NIGHT AT THE CARMINE Set for FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

 LAST NIGHT AT THE CARMINE, a new play written and directed byCaroline Kelly Franklin, will make its world premiere in the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

Metta Theatre to Stage World Premiere of MOUTHFULMetta Theatre to Stage World Premiere of MOUTHFUL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Metta Theatre today announces the world premiere of Mouthful, the centrepiece of their 10th anniversary celebrations. Mouthful is a darkly comic and at times heartbreaking response to the global food crisis through six brand new plays from six of the world's leading dramatists - Lydia Adetunji, Bola Agbaje, Clare Bayley, Inua Ellams, Neil LaBute and Pedro Miguel Rozo. The playwrights, with support from a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, have teamed up with six world-renowned scientists - Professors Tim Benton, Kamal Bawa, Suzanne Filteau, Ilkka Hanski, Molly Jahn and Tim Lang to collaborate on this politically provocative and theatrically imaginative production. (more...)

The Alden in McLean Sets 2015-16 Season of Comedy, Dance, Theatre, Magic and MoreThe Alden in McLean Sets 2015-16 Season of Comedy, Dance, Theatre, Magic and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Alden in McLean announces its upcoming season of national and international touring artists. Professional artists from the worlds of comedy, dance, theatre, music, jugging, children's theatre and more will visit the 383-seat performing arts venue located inside the Beltway and minutes from downtown DC. (more...)

Former Head of Stratford Festival, Robin Phillips Has DiedFormer Head of Stratford Festival, Robin Phillips Has Died
by Alan Henry - Jul 26, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that English actor/director Robin Phillips has died. Best known as a driving force behind the revitalization of Ontario's Stratford Festival in the 1970s, Phillips passed away yesterday, July 25, following a prolonged illness. He was 73. (more...)

Cal Shakes to Continue 41st Season with THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, 8/12-9/6Cal Shakes to Continue 41st Season with THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, 8/12-9/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2015 season with groundbreaking playwright Charles Ludlam's high-camp homage to the horror genre, The Mystery of Irma Vep. Directed by Jonathan Moscone in his final production as Cal Shakes Artistic Director, and featuring Danny Scheie and Liam Vincent, The Mystery of Irma Vep plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from August 12 through September 6. (more...)

Announcing Cast Members Joining Andrea Martin in Noises Off!Announcing Cast Members Joining Andrea Martin in Noises Off!
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jul 24, 2015

We are thrilled to announce the complete cast for Michael Frayn's comedy Noises Off. Joining the previously announced Andrea Martin as 'Dotty Otley' are Campbell Scott as 'Lloyd Dallas,'Tracee Chimo as 'Poppy Norton?Taylor,' Daniel Davis as 'Selsdon Mowbray,' David Furr as 'Garry Lejeune,' Kate Jennings Grant as 'Belinda Blair,' Megan Hilty as 'Brooke Ashton,' Rob McClure as 'Tim Allgood' and Jeremy Shamos as 'Frederick Fellowes.' Tony nomineeJeremy Herrin will direct the new Broadway production as part of our 50th anniversary season. (more...)

EAST END BOYS, WEST END GIRLS Cast AnnouncedEAST END BOYS, WEST END GIRLS Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Following the sell-­out success of Pandora's Box, Spora Stories returns with the premiere of their brand new play, East End Boys, West End Girls?, ?touring London this summer. (more...)

Breaking News: Megan Hilty, Rob McClure, Jeremy Shamos, Tracee Chimo, Kate Jennings Grant & More Join Andrea Martin in NOISES OFF!Breaking News: Megan Hilty, Rob McClure, Jeremy Shamos, Tracee Chimo, Kate Jennings Grant & More Join Andrea Martin in NOISES OFF!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced the complete cast for Michael Frayn's comedy Noises Off. Joining the previously announced Andrea Martin as 'Dotty Otley' are Campbell Scott as 'Lloyd Dallas,' Tracee Chimo as 'Poppy Norton-Taylor,' Daniel Davis as 'Selsdon Mowbray,' David Furr as 'Garry Lejeune,' Kate Jennings Grant as 'Belinda Blair,' Megan Hilty as 'Brooke Ashton,' Rob McClure as 'Tim Allgood' and Jeremy Shamos as 'Frederick Fellowes.' Tony nominee Jeremy Herrin will direct the new Broadway production as part of Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th anniversary season. (more...)

BWW Features: Meet the New Abbey Theatre DirectorsBWW Features: Meet the New Abbey Theatre Directors
by Chris McCormack - Jul 22, 2015

Neil Murray and Graham McLaren believe in the concept of a National Theatre that 'reaches all of the country'. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/2/2015 - BEACHES in Chicago, JRB in Des Moines and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/2/2015 - BEACHES in Chicago, JRB in Des Moines and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 2, 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: The pre-Broadway engagement of BEACHES opens in the Windy City and more! (more...)

Sutton Foster Leads Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY, Opening Tonight at the City CenterSutton Foster Leads Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY, Opening Tonight at the City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Directed by Leigh Silverman and choreographed by Sonya Tayeh, THE WILD PARTY will run tonight, July 15, through July 18 at New York City Center. (more...)

Cast Announced for WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE at Finborough TheatreCast Announced for WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre and originally seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant -- A Festival of Finborough Playwrights 2013, the world premiere of We Know Where You Live  by Steven Hevey, the award-winning Playwright-on-Attachment at the Finborough Theatre, runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing nine Sunday and Monday evenings from Sunday, 2nd August 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 3rd August 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Titan Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Feature 'EARNEST,' 'CAESAR' & MoreTitan Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Feature 'EARNEST,' 'CAESAR' & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Titan Theatre Company announced today its highly anticipated 2015/16 season at their home as the "Company in Residence' at Queens Theatre in beautiful Flushing Meadows Park in Queens. (more...)

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in PhotosPhoto Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 11, 2015

Below, we share photos from the site's archives of the star both onstage and off. To all those who loved, knew, worked with, or had the pleasure of watching this enormous talent - he will be missed.  (more...)

Hollywood Fringe Festival Presents THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (AN EXPLORATION OF GENDER EXPRESSION)Hollywood Fringe Festival Presents THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (AN EXPLORATION OF GENDER EXPRESSION)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

The Queer Classics production of William Shakespeare's controversial and often polarizing commedia dell'arte comedy The Taming of the Shrew is the winner of a 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore! Producer's Award. This unique re-imagined exploration of gender expression in the comedic style of I Love Lucy will play two additional performances on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for WAITING FOR GODOT UK TourFull Cast Announced for WAITING FOR GODOT UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Following a successful tour of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends, today London Classic Theatre announces the cast for its production of Waiting for Godot, as part of the company's 15th anniversary season. London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot directs Jonathan Ashley (Pozzo), Peter Cadden (Vladimir), Richard Heap (Estragon), Michael Keane (Lucky) and Sonja Zobel (A Boy). The production tours to 37 venues around the UK this autumn, starting at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury on 9 September. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens in the West EndReview Roundup: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - Jul 1, 2015

Don't miss national treasure and Poirot star David Suchet as the formidable Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's much loved masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest, which opens tonight, 1 July 2015 at the Vaudeville Theatre London. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

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