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Full Cast Announced for TEDDY FERRARA at Donmar WarehouseFull Cast Announced for TEDDY FERRARA at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

The Donmar Warehouse announces full casting for the UK premiere of Teddy Ferrara, Christopher Shinn's insightful and revealing play, inspired by real events, explores society's uncomfortable embrace of the outsider. Dominic Cooke will direct his first theatre production since leaving the Royal Court in 2013, with a full cast featuring Nancy Crane, Griffyn Gilligan, Nick Harris, Christopher Imbrosciano, Oliver Johnstone, Kadiff Kirwan, Ryan McParland, Matthew Marsh, Anjli Mohindra, Luke Newberry, Pamela Nomvete, Abubakar Salim and Nathan Wiley. (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...)

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...)

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...)

Coventry's Belgrade Theatre Sets Full Autumn, Winter SeasonCoventry's Belgrade Theatre Sets Full Autumn, Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Coventry's Belgrade Theatre has today announced full details of the shows to feature in its Autumn 2015 Season which include the U.K premiere of Crush, a new musical-comedy by Maureen Chadwick and a new stage adaptation of Iain Seraillier's The Silver Sword. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Present BEDROOM FARCE, 8/25-9/13Westport Country Playhouse to Present BEDROOM FARCE, 8/25-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will reunite audience favorites---playwright Alan Ayckbourn and director John Tillinger---and an ensemble of popular actors from prior Ayckbourn works at the Playhouse---in the comedy, 'Bedroom Farce,' playing August 25 through September 13. 'Bedroom Farce' received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, during its 1979 Broadway run. (more...)

Brandy Burre Joins Cast of CT Rep's THE LARAMIE PROJECTBrandy Burre Joins Cast of CT Rep's THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) has announced that Brandy Burre, of HBO's The Wire and the critically acclaimed documentary film Actress, and Josh Aaron McCabe of Shakespeare & Company will lead the ensemble cast. Helmed by CRT Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal, The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theatre Project details the reaction in the community of Laramie, Wyoming following the 1998 murder of University of Wyoming gay student Matthew Shepard. Performances of The Laramie Project begin on October 8 and continue through October 18, 2015 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Nafe Katter Theatre. Tickets are now on sale at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. (more...)

MTC to Stage Harold Pinter's BETRAYALMTC to Stage Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Acclaimed actress Alison Bell finds herself at the centre of a love triangle in Betrayal, Harold Pinter's most arresting relationship drama. Created by the State Theatre Company of South Australia and directed by its Artistic Director Geordie Brookman, Betrayal opens at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner on Saturday 29 August 2015 after seasons in Adelaide and Canberra. (more...)

Amy Spanger's THIS MUST BE THE PLACE Set for Joe's Pub This MonthAmy Spanger's THIS MUST BE THE PLACE Set for Joe's Pub This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Broadway gal Amy Spanger and her partner, musical whiz-kid Kris Kukul, are proud to present THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, an evening of rock, pop, music theater, country, R&B and candid storytelling at Joe's Pub on August 24, 2015 at 7:30 PM. Tickets: $20. (more...)

BWW Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Scena TheatreBWW Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Scena Theatre
by Heather Nadolny - Aug 27, 2015

Scena Theatre's gender-bending The Importance of Being Earnest is a great idea conceptually, but some performances and technical choices ultimately take away from the production. (more...)

9 TO 5, THE MUSIC MAN & More Set for Flat Rock Playhouse's 2016 Season9 TO 5, THE MUSIC MAN & More Set for Flat Rock Playhouse's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The Flat Rock Playhouse announced today the plays, musicals and Music on the Rock concerts slated for the 2016 Season as well as a streamlined subscription package plan. (more...)

Greg Kotis' PIG FARM to Receive West End Premiere, October 21Greg Kotis' PIG FARM to Receive West End Premiere, October 21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Dead Posh Productions is thrilled to be bringing Pig Farm, by Tony Award® winning writer Greg Kotis, to the St. James Theatre for its UK Premiere. Dead Posh Productions will be co-producing alongside Julian Stoneman Associates, who brought the smash hit Urinetown The Musical, by the same author and to the same theatre, before its transfer to the Apollo Theatre. Pig Farm has a limited run at the St. James Theatre from 21 October until 21 November, with press night on 28 October. The creative team and full casting will beannounced in due course.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's BEDROOM FARCEPhoto Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's BEDROOM FARCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse reunites audience favorites---playwright Alan Ayckbourn and director John Tillinger---and an ensemble of popular actors from prior Ayckbourn works at the Playhouse---in the comedy, BEDROOM FARCE, playing now through September 13. BEDROOM FARCE received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, during its 1979 Broadway run. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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

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

freeFall to Stage THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST WITH ZOMBIES This FallfreeFall to Stage THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST WITH ZOMBIES This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Full casting has now been announced for freeFall Theatre's production of The Importance of Being Earnest WITH ZOMBIES, which begins previews on October 2, 2015 and will run through November 1, 2015 opening freeFall's new season. (more...)

ELEKTRA, CHILDREN OF EDEN & More Set for Kean University's 2015-16 Theatre SeasonELEKTRA, CHILDREN OF EDEN & More Set for Kean University's 2015-16 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

?With construction now complete on their state-of-the-art scene shop and several new design/technology classrooms, the Kean University Department of Theatre has announced an ambitious season for the coming academic year. The 2015-2016 Department of Theatre season, slated to begin October 16th, will include the Greek tragedy Elektra; Children of Eden, a musical based on the first nine chapters of the Book of Genesis; Julius Caesar, Shakespeare's timeless political expose; and John J. Wooten's riotous farce, Kiss the Bride. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for MOUTHFUL Premiere at Metta TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for MOUTHFUL Premiere at Metta Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Metta Theatre presents the world premiere of MOUTHFUL, the centrepiece of their 10th anniversary celebrations. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

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

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

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of THE ODYSSEY: MISSING PRESUMED DEADFull Cast Set for World Premiere of THE ODYSSEY: MISSING PRESUMED DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

English Touring Theatre and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse today announce the full cast for the world premiere of their co-production of The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead. The production reunites Simon Armitage and Nick Bagnall after their recent collaborations on The Last Days of Troy and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Nick Bagnall directs Lee Armstrong, Simon Dutton, Roger Evans, Polly Frame, David Hartley, Ranjit Krishnamma, Chris Reilly, Sule Rimi, Danusia Samal, Colin Tierney and Susie Trayling. (more...)

Oscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST to Celebrate 120th Anniversary with Special U.S. ScreeningOscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST to Celebrate 120th Anniversary with Special U.S. Screening
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Oscar Wilde's classic play, 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' comes to select. U.S. movie theaters for a special one-night event on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre UCF's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is Perfectly Frivolous Summer FunBWW Review: Theatre UCF's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is Perfectly Frivolous Summer Fun
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 16, 2015

Very little in life is as refreshing on a hot summer day as a nice, cool cucumber sandwich; a close second perhaps is a classic, breezy comedy in an air conditioned theater. Fortunately, Theatre UCF is bringing back both when their production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest returns on August 27th for a final weekend of performances, after running earlier this summer in repertoire with DO BLACK PATENT LEATHER SHOWS REALLY REFLECT UP? (Check out Kimberly Moy's BWW Orlando review of PATENT LEATHER). Under the direction of Mark Routhier, the cast fully embraces the goofy storylines and giddy characters of this beloved comedy of manners to create an entertainingly trivial way to spend a summer evening. (more...)

D.C.-Based Stage Director Suffers Stroke; Theatre Community Offers SupportD.C.-Based Stage Director Suffers Stroke; Theatre Community Offers Support
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Gabriele Jakobi, international award-winning theatre director from Berlin, recently brought her passion and creativity to the Washington, D.C. theatre scene. And now that scene is giving back. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Celebrate Free For All's 25th Anniversary This FallShakespeare Theatre Company to Celebrate Free For All's 25th Anniversary This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

One of the capital's most beloved annual traditions, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) Free For All, and one of William Shakespeare's most beloved plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream, are coming together for a major milestone: Free For All's 25th anniversary. Ethan McSweeny directs a revival of his 2012-2013 STC production, which will run September 1-13 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/12/2015 - THE WIZ Reunites in Central Park and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/12/2015 - THE WIZ Reunites in Central Park and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 12, 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: Ease on down the road to Central Park for a WIZ reunion! (more...)

Lincoln Center Updates 2015-16 GREAT PERFORMERS and WHITE LIGHT FESTIVAL LineupsLincoln Center Updates 2015-16 GREAT PERFORMERS and WHITE LIGHT FESTIVAL Lineups
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The 50th season of Lincoln Center's Great Performers series and the sixth season of its White Light Festival commence on October 14 with tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Paul Lewis in the first of three highly-anticipated Schubert song recitals. (more...)

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

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

NUDE to Play Alex Theatre St KildaNUDE to Play Alex Theatre St Kilda
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Years after her death, people are still captivated by Marilyn Monroe. Images of her are still hugely popular and the public's curiosity for new facts and information about the Hollywood legend remain as strong as ever. (more...)

Cast Announced for Lyric Stage's MY FAIR LADYCast Announced for Lyric Stage's MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

As the Lyric Stage has shown with Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Big River, and more, our forte is turning a grand musical into a completely thrilling event in our uniquely intimate space. Now, director Scott Edmiston will re-fashion My Fair Lady, the delightful story of a down-on-her- luck London flower girl taken on as an 'experiment' by a chauvinistic speech therapist, into another Lyric Stage winner. Based on George Bernard Shaw's beloved play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady introduced the world to a treasure trove of classic tunes including 'I Could Have Danced All Night,' 'On the Street Where You Live,' 'The Rain in Spain,' and 'I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face.' (more...)

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