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Queer Classics' THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST to Return to Hollywood, 10/24-11/16Queer Classics' THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST to Return to Hollywood, 10/24-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Winner of a 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore Producer's Award, the Queer Classics production of The Importance of Being Earnest is set to return for four weeks only at The Lounge Theatres in Hollywood. There will be one preview on Friday, October 24 at 8pm and opening is set forSaturday, October 25 at 8pm. The limited engagement will run through November 16. (more...)

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Comes to Sonoma State UniversityTHE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Comes to Sonoma State University
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Sonoma State University's Dept. of Theatre Arts & Dance presents "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde. Everybody loves Ernest...But nobody's quite sure who he really is. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Present THE MOUSETRAP, 11/7-12/14Northlight Theatre to Present THE MOUSETRAP, 11/7-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie, directed by Jonathan Berry. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from November 7 - December 14, 2014. The press opening is Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

THE THREE LIONS Returns For UK Tour Prior To St James Theatre, Mar 2015THE THREE LIONS Returns For UK Tour Prior To St James Theatre, Mar 2015
by Carrie Dunn - Oct 8, 2014

Following a critically acclaimed run at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe, William Gaminara's comedy The Three Lionsreturns for a national tour and run at St. James Theatre, London. The production begins its tour at Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford (2 - 7 March 2015), before travelling to the New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich (9 - 14 March 2015) and Liverpool Playhouse (16 - 21 March), ahead of a six week run at St James Theatre. There it will open on 26 March, with previews from 24 March, and run until 2 May. Philip Wilson directs Dugald Bruce-Lockhart, Tom Davey and Sean Browne - recreating their roles of David Beckham, David Cameron and Prince William from the original run. (more...)

Tickets to BLITHE SPIRIT with Angela Lansbury at National Theatre On Sale 10/31Tickets to BLITHE SPIRIT with Angela Lansbury at National Theatre On Sale 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

ickets will go on sale Friday, October 31. (more...)

URINETOWN Ready To Open In West End!URINETOWN Ready To Open In West End!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Simon Paisley Day (Musketeers, Doctor Who, Titanic, Sherlock, Spartacus, Being Human) will be reprising his critically-acclaimed role as the tyrannical Caldwell B. Cladwell, the machiavellian Head of UGC (Urine Good Company) in the West End transfer of Jamie Lloyd's ground breaking, splash hit production of URINETOWN The Musical. (more...)

Joanna Murray-Smith Headlines Pennsylvania Avenue Concert, Nov. 13Joanna Murray-Smith Headlines Pennsylvania Avenue Concert, Nov. 13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2014

Five years after the runaway success of Songs for Nobodies, Joanna Murray-Smith, Bernadette Robinson and Simon Phillips team up once again for Pennsylvania Avenue, a brilliant new music theatre work opening Thursday 13 November 2014 at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner. (more...)

Sinking Ship to Bring World Premiere of POWERHOUSE to New Ohio Theatre, 11/1-23Sinking Ship to Bring World Premiere of POWERHOUSE to New Ohio Theatre, 11/1-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Sinking Ship Productions presents the World Premiere of Powerhouse, a new devised play created by director Jon Levin, writer Josh Luxenberg and the Sinking Ship ensemble. Powerhouse runs from November 1 - 23, 2014 in a limited engagement at the New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Previews begin November 1 for a November 2 opening. (more...)

Everyman Theatre Announces Vivienne Shub Memorial FundEveryman Theatre Announces Vivienne Shub Memorial Fund
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Everyman Theatre has announced the new Vivienne Shub Memorial Fund for Education and Access to Theatre. The Fund was established in memory of Vivienne Shub, a member of Everyman Theatre's Resident Company who passed away in September at the age of 95. The Fund was announced at Everyman's Memorial for the legendary actress on Monday, September 20th. (more...)

NBC Gives Full Season Order to Debra Messing's MYSTERIES OF LAURANBC Gives Full Season Order to Debra Messing's MYSTERIES OF LAURA
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

NBC has given its first full season order to freshman cop drama MYSTERIES OF LAURA, starring Debra Messing. (more...)

Edward Herrmann and Helen Cespedes Set for Westport Country Playhouse's Reading of TRYINGEdward Herrmann and Helen Cespedes Set for Westport Country Playhouse's Reading of TRYING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Tony Award nominee Edward Herrmann and Broadway actress Helen Cespedes will be in Westport Country Playhouse's Script in Hand playreading of the humorous and stirring historically based drama, "Trying" by Joanna McClelland Glass, on Monday, November 10, at 7 p.m. Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $15. (more...)

Premiere Stages to Welcome Pulitzer Prize Winner Lynn Nottage to Kean UniversityPremiere Stages to Welcome Pulitzer Prize Winner Lynn Nottage to Kean University
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Premiere Stages, currently celebrating its 10th anniversary as the professional Equity theatre in residence at Kean University, will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage to Kean's campus on Sunday, November 16 as part of Premiere Artists, its acclaimed professional development program for Kean University students. (more...)

Against the Grain to Premiere SHELTERED at the Tabard Theatre, Nov 18-Dec 6Against the Grain to Premiere SHELTERED at the Tabard Theatre, Nov 18-Dec 6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Against the Grain Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of SHELTERED, a dark satire about the homeless and the heartless, packed with action, thrills and laughs for the festive season. Performances run Tuesday 18 November - Saturday 6 December 2014 at The Tabard Theatre, London. (more...)

Casting Announced for Into The WoodsCasting Announced for Into The Woods
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Oct 27, 2014

It is my pleasure to announce that the upcoming production of Into The Woods at the Laura Pels Theatre will feature the original McCarter Theatre Center/Fiasco Theater cast. These ten extraordinary actors are Jessie Austrian (Baker's Wife), Noah Brody (Lucinda/Wolf/Cinderella's Prince), Paul L. Coffey (Mysterious Man), Andy Grotelueschen (Milky White/Florinda/Rapunzel's Prince), Liz Hayes (Cinderella's Stepmother/Jack's Mother), Claire Karpen (Cinderella/Granny),Jennifer Mudge (Witch), Patrick Mulryan (Jack/Steward), Ben Steinfeld (Baker), and Emily Young (Little Red Ridinghood/Rapunzel). As you know, Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld (co-Artistic Directors, along with Jessie Austrian, of Fiasco Theater) are also directing this thrillingly imaginative iteration of the musical. (more...)

CHOSEN CHILD to Play Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 10/30-11/22CHOSEN CHILD to Play Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 10/30-11/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) continues its 2014-15 season of new plays next week with Monica Bauer's Chosen Child. (more...)

MCT to Present THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED], 11/19-12/14MCT to Present THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED], 11/19-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) celebrates the holiday season with THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED]. Ray Jivoff directs this literary romp featuring Chris Klopatek, Rick Pendzich, Chase Stoeger and Marcus Truschinski. The cast of MCT favorites are also all alumni of the UW-Whitewater theatre program. Performances are November 19 - December 14, 2014 at the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Lowell Byers to Lead PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE at The Old Globe; Cast & Creatives Announced!Lowell Byers to Lead PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE at The Old Globe; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre, directed by Ray Chambers and running November 15 - November 23 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Cecilia Copeland's R CULTURE Opens 11/7 at IRTCecilia Copeland's R CULTURE Opens 11/7 at IRT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

IRT Resident Artist Project in Collaboration with New York Madness presents R Culture, a new play by Cecilia Copeland, for a limited run, November 7 - 23, at IRT Theatre. Directed by Emily Lerer, the show has Set Design by G. Warren Stiles, Lighting Design by Darielle Shandler, Costume Design by Carolyn Toner & Sound Design by Anna Libbie Grossman. Ashley Newman* serves as Stage Manager. Consulting Producers are Sari Caine & Rachel Weekly. (more...)

BWW Reports: The 7th Annual 2014 RTCC AWARDS Are PresentedBWW Reports: The 7th Annual 2014 RTCC AWARDS Are Presented
by Bruce Levy - Oct 20, 2014

The seventh annual Richmond Theater Critics Circle Awards were presented Sunday night...and the awards went to... (more...)

THE NETHER Gets West End Transfer, Begins Run At Duke of York's Jan 2015THE NETHER Gets West End Transfer, Begins Run At Duke of York's Jan 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott M Delman and Tulchin Bartner Productions present the West End transfer ofJennifer Haley's critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning The Nether. In a Headlong and Royal Court Theatre co-production directed by Jeremy Herrin, The Nether previews at the Duke of York's Theatre from 30 January 2015, opens on 23 February and is booking for 12 weeks only to 25 April 2015. (more...)

West End's THE NETHER to Play Duke of York's Theatre, Jan. 30West End's THE NETHER to Play Duke of York's Theatre, Jan. 30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott M Delman and Tulchin Bartner Productions present the West End transfer of Jennifer Haley's critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning The Nether. In a Headlong and Royal Court Theatre co-production directed by Jeremy Herrin, The Nether previews at the Duke of York's Theatre from 30 January 2015, opens on23 February and is booking for 12 weeks only to 25 April 2015. (more...)

MAMA DRAMA to Play Metropolitan Room, 10/25MAMA DRAMA to Play Metropolitan Room, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Mama Drama will play the Metropolitan Room on Saturday, October 25 at 1:00pm. The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 West 22 St. Tickets are $25 and can be purchase by phone at 212-206-0440, or online at www.metropolitanroom.com. (more...)

Stages St. Louis' ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE Grosses $1 Million During RunStages St. Louis' ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE Grosses $1 Million During Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

STAGES St. Louis has announced that the box office sensation, Always... Patsy Cline grossed over $1 Million during its six month run at The Playhouse at Westport Plaza., making up 58% of STAGES 2014 ticket revenue. Always... Patsy Cline was originally produced by STAGES during its record-breaking 2013 Season, which resulted in two added performances and historic attendance. Nightly, the audiences stopped the show with thunderous applause for numbers like 'Crazy,' 'Lovesick Blues,' and 'Your Cheating Heart.' (more...)

Redgrave and Bathurst Join Fox and Routledge In Chichester's AN IDEAL HUSBANDRedgrave and Bathurst Join Fox and Routledge In Chichester's AN IDEAL HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Robert Bathurst, Jamie Glover, Jemma Redgrave and Laura Rogers join Edward Fox and Patricia Routledge in Chichester's production of An Ideal Husband, the final drama of the season to be staged in the Festival Theatre. (more...)

Cast Announced for The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour, Beginning 10/28Cast Announced for The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour, Beginning 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The Old Globe invites your participation and coverage as it begins presenting shows through an exciting new producing platform, Globe for All. This free-of-charge tour of a professional production of Shakespeare will allow the theatre to serve more communities throughout San Diego by collaborating with a diverse range of local organizations. Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein directs the first production, Shakespeare's fascinating romance All's Well That Ends Well. He has cast local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program. The first Globe for All free Shakespeare tour will begin October 28 and will culminate in three low-cost performances on November 7 to 9 in the Globe's Hattox Hall, part of the Karen and Donald Cohn Education Center in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: Anita Gillette Premieres New Show at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Anita Gillette Premieres New Show at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

On Monday, November 3, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was thrilled to host Tony Award Nominated actress & singer Anita Gillette on the historic stage in a wonderful evening of music and memories, and a hilarious look behind the scenes from Broadway to Hollywood in 'After All...and furthermore...' (more...)

Cygnet Theatre to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/28-12/28Cygnet Theatre to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/28-12/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

In December, Cygnet Theatre will continue its eight-year tradition of presenting a holiday show suitable for all ages. This season welcomes the return of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, adapted by Sean Murray with original score by Billy Thompson. This production is a completely re-imagined take on the original holiday classic featuring lively music, unique puppets and live sound effects. The airwaves of WCYG Playhouse of the Air will be silent this season as Cygnet returns to presenting a fully staged production. This 'little musical ghost story' runs November 28-December 28 at Cygnet Theatre in Old Town. Opening Night for Media is Saturday, December 6, 8 pm. (more...)

Attic Theater Company to Host Reading of John Tillotson's THE FACE OF HEAVEN, 11/11Attic Theater Company to Host Reading of John Tillotson's THE FACE OF HEAVEN, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The Attic Theater Company presents THE FACE OF HEAVEN, a staged reading of a new play by John Tillotson, directed by Laura Braza. The reading will take place on Tuesday, November 11 at 7:30 PM in the The Ellington Room at Manhattan Plaza (400 West 43rd Street - 2nd Floor). The reading is FREE and open to the public. For reservations and more info, visit www.theattictheaterco.com. (more...)

Square One Theatre's 25th Anniversary Production of A WALK IN THE WOODS to Open 11/7Square One Theatre's 25th Anniversary Production of A WALK IN THE WOODS to Open 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The Square One Theatre Company in Stratford, Connecticut, opens its 25th Anniversary Season with Lee Blessing's A Walk in the Woods, followed by Stratford Characters, Good People and The Winslow Boy. (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/28-12/21Cleveland Play House to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/28-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

You haven't seen A Christmas Story until you've seen it live on stage at Cleveland Play House! This hilarious comedy based on the short stories of author Jean Shepherd has been delighting TV audiences for over 30 years. But instead of waiting for the 24-hour TV marathon to start, why not experience the magic of the holiday season live on stage with your loved ones at the Allen Theatre? Cleveland Play House's exuberant production of this beloved holiday classic will have you in stitches as you follow the trials and tribulations of little Ralphie Parker in his quest for the "holy grail" of Christmas gifts. With so many memorable moments and iconic images, it's no wonder that an illuminated leg lamp and pink bunny suit have become synonymous with the holiday season! Experience the magic for yourself November 28 - December 21 in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. (more...)

GTA to Present IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, 12/18-28GTA to Present IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, 12/18-28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

In 1949, U.S. armed forces were recovering from World War II while grappling with an aggressive Soviet Union following the division of East and West Germany; RCA perfected a system for broadcasting television programs in color (though most households wouldn't have a color TV for 10 years) and gas was 17 cents a gallon. After years of suffering in the war effort, the post-war prosperity was just beginning, with homes, cars and hair-dos getting bigger. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Des Moines Awards Update 11/25 - Travis Monroe Neese Leads Best Actor!2014 BroadwayWorld Des Moines Awards Update 11/25 - Travis Monroe Neese Leads Best Actor!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Des Moines Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Madison Awards Update 11/25 - Jeffrey Arnold Wolf Huge Lead!2014 BroadwayWorld Madison Awards Update 11/25 - Jeffrey Arnold Wolf Huge Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Madison Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee Awards Update 11/25 - Doug Clemons Gobbling Up Competition!2014 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee Awards Update 11/25 - Doug Clemons Gobbling Up Competition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee, WI Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY by Katie Forgette Ultimately DisappointsBWW Reviews: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY by Katie Forgette Ultimately Disappoints
by Frank Benge - Nov 24, 2014

If an example existed to explain the value of copyright laws, Katie Forgette's SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY might well be it. Since the copyright has expired on the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson they are now in the public domain and authors other than the originator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, can use these characters in their own works. In the case of Katie Forgette, she has used them to craft a stake-less, mediocre play with more marketability than merit, while stealing freely from Doyle's stories (notably, "A Scandal in Bohemia"), Wilde and Shakespeare without capturing any of the panache or humor of any of them. Sadly, the best moments in the script are actually from "The Importance of Being Earnest" and "Romeo and Juliet". (more...)

Official: HELLO/GOODBYE and STEVIE Set for Hampstead Theatre's 2015 SeasonOfficial: HELLO/GOODBYE and STEVIE Set for Hampstead Theatre's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Hampstead Theatre has announced its two main stage plays for New Year 2015. HELLO/GOODBYE by Peter Souter tranfers to the Main Stage from Downstairs, starring Shaun Evans and Miranda Raison, and STEVIE by Hugh Whitemore, will star Zoe Wanamaker. Details below! (more...)

And the Verdict Is... Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY!And the Verdict Is... Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY!
by Meet the Cast - Nov 2, 2014

The star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, opened on October 9, 2014, at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Run 12/2-24Milwaukee Repertory Theater's A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Run 12/2-24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater brings its uplifting production of Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol to The Pabst Theater this December. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Present PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, 12/5-20Pioneer Theatre Company to Present PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, 12/5-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher, December 5 through December 20, 2014. (more...)

ATC's THE EVENTS Coming to NYTWATC's THE EVENTS Coming to NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Since it premiered at The Traverse Theatre in August 2013, ATC's production of The Events written by David Greig and directed by Ramin Gray has picked up a raft of awards, been selected as The Guardian's Best Theatre Production of 2013, has sold out two runs at The Young Vic, has toured nationally and internationally and has been staged in German and Norwegian at Schauspielhaus Vienna and Brageteatret in Drammen. In 2015 it will take another step on this extraordinary journey, as the production premieres in New York at the prestigious New York Theatre Workshop. Neve McIntosh who created the role of Claire returns to the production of the New York run and will be joined by Clifford Samuel who has played The Boy throughout 2014. (more...)

Playhouse on Park Subscriptions to Remaining Shows AvailablePlayhouse on Park Subscriptions to Remaining Shows Available
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Don't miss out! Purchase your subscription to the riveting 2014-2015 Main Stage season at Playhouse on Park. Subscribe now for the remaining six shows, and you save 20% off full ticket prices. With prices ranging from $72-$184, you can enjoy six professional shows for a fraction of the cost! You also receive subscriber benefits, which include the option of switching the date for the shows you attend, exclusive deals, and the satisfaction of contributing to the educational, cultural, and outreach initiatives that Playhouse on Park incorporates into their Main Stage productions. (more...)

THE WOODSMAN to Return to 59E59 Theaters This WinterTHE WOODSMAN to Return to 59E59 Theaters This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

59E59 Theaters and Strangemen & Co., in association with Robb Nanus and Rachel Sussman, present the return engagement of The Woodsman to 59E59 Theaters, Theater B (59 East 59 Street between Park and Madison Avenues). Directed by James Ortiz and Claire Karpen, with associate direction by Devin Dunne Cannon. The Woodsman begins performances Tuesday, January 13, 2015 and opens Sunday, January 18, 2015. The Woodsman will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, February 22, 2015. The exclusive 59E59 Member presale begins on Monday, December 1, 2014 and tickets will be on sale to the general public on Friday, December 5, 2014. (more...)

UK Production of THE NETHER Announces Full CastUK Production of THE NETHER Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

David Calder joins the West End cast of The Nether to play Doyle, previewing at the Duke of York's Theatre from 30 January 2015 and opening on 23 February. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, Jennifer Haley's critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning play is booking for 12weeks only to 25 April 2015. In a Headlong and Royal Court Theatre co-production, The Nether is produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions and Scott M Delman in association with Tulchin Bartner Productions, Lee Dean & Charles Diamond, 1001 Nights, JFL Theatricals/GHF Productions. (more...)

Sunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on BroadwaySunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 16, 2014

From Broadway debuts to stage veterans, this season is swarming with big screen stars. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the backstory on this year's film-to-stage transplants. Scroll down to learn more, and be sure to let us who you're most excited to see on the Great White Way, plus which actors you'd like to make the leap! (more...)

Quintessence to Present ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, Begin. 12/10Quintessence to Present ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, Begin. 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group continues its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with Simon Reade's stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll's ALICE's ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Last Christmas Quintessence took you on an adventure across the English countryside and into the wild wood. This year we will venture down the rabbit hole. A theatrical event for the whole family, Quintessence's special brand of imagination theatre will take you on a whirlwind adventure with Alice and allow you to escape the holiday madness in Wonderland. Bringing together the best professional actors and designers from Philadelphia and across the country, Artistic Director Alexander Burns leads this collective of artists on a mission to ignite the classics through visceral, actor-focused and text-driven productions. ALICE's ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND will begin previews on Wednesday, December 10 at 7pm and open on Saturday, December 13 at 7pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Tony Speciale to Direct Jordan Dean, Jeff Hayenga, Mark Junek and Elizabeth Morton in LOCUST SONG Reading, 11/17-18Tony Speciale to Direct Jordan Dean, Jeff Hayenga, Mark Junek and Elizabeth Morton in LOCUST SONG Reading, 11/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Jordan Dean (Mamma Mia! CSC's Midsummer), Jeff Hayenga (The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Elephant Man), Mark Junek ('Smash', Berkeley Rep's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) and Elizabeth Morton (Death of a Salesman) will lead an industry reading of Locust Song, a new play by Jerry Marsini on November 17th at 7 pm and on November 18th at 12:30pm at the WorkShop Theater Company's Main Stage, 312 W 36th Street. Drama Desk Nominee, Tony Speciale, who recently directed the Barry Manilow musical Harmony (2014 Suzi Bass Award winner Outstanding Director of a Musical & Outstanding Production of a Musical), will direct the Manhattan reading. (more...)

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company to Present DETROIT 67 in 2015Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company to Present DETROIT 67 in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Artistic Director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company have announced its production of the 2014 Kennedy Award Winner for Drama, Dominique Morisseau's Detroit '67 directed by Hi-ARTS Artistic Director Kamilah Forbes. The music of Motown fuels this riveting new play about family and friendship set in America's Motor City at a tumultuous time in American history. (more...)

PICT Classic Theatre to Present Charles Dickens' GREAT EXPECTATIONS, 12/4-20PICT Classic Theatre to Present Charles Dickens' GREAT EXPECTATIONS, 12/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

On the heels of the most-attended production in PICT's 18-year history, PICT Classic Theatre presents Charles Dickens' Great Expectations from December 4 - 20 at the Stephen Foster Memorial in Oakland. The final production before PICT's 2015 Downtown Series, Great Expectations concludes the year with an adored classic, perfect for the holiday season, which evokes feelings of nostalgia for countless readers worldwide. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Scena's Complicated HANDBAG Seeks to Channel Wilde and Explore the Notion of ParenthoodBWW Reviews: Scena's Complicated HANDBAG Seeks to Channel Wilde and Explore the Notion of Parenthood
by Benjamin Tomchik - Nov 10, 2014

Handbag is rich with dramatic moments but ultimately never settles on whether it wants to be a prequel to The Importance of Being Earnest or a statement on parenthood in the twentieth century. (more...)

Bill Connington and Caden Jones to Lead PYGMALION at Colonial Dames Museum House, 11/12Bill Connington and Caden Jones to Lead PYGMALION at Colonial Dames Museum House, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Award-winning actors Bill Connington (ZOMBIE) and Cadden Jones (WEST SIDE STORY) will appear in the sparkling George Bernard Shaw comedy PYGMALION on Wednesday, November 12th at the Colonial Dames Museum House at 215 East 71st Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues). (more...)

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