BWW Review: Stunning TWILIGHT OF THE GODS at the Washington National Opera
by Andrew White - May 9, 2016

Director Francesca Zambello's Gotterdammerung is truly awesome-in both the original and contemporary senses of the word.  The conclusion of a four-part epic, this six-hour installment depicts the final struggle for ownership of a magical ring whose owner might rule the world-but which also holds a dire curse for all who come into contact with it. Through unforgettable projections, beautifully-executed music and stunning vocal performances, this is a once-in-a-lifetime artistic event.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Margo Seibert & Zak Resnick Perform Pair of Songs from A.C.T.'s THE LAST FIVE YEARS!
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2016

Following the wildly successful concert version at The Geary Theater in spring 2015, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) presents a brand-new, fully staged production of Jason Robert Brown's acclaimed musical, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, running May 11-June 5, 2016. Under the direction of Michael Berresse - with Musical Direction by Matt Castle – THE LAST FIVE YEARS stars Margo Seibert (Rocky on Broadway, Tamar of the River at Prospect Theater Company) as Cathy and Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia on Broadway, Once Upon a Mattress at Transport Group) as Jamie -- with just a few days until the first curtain, A.C.T. has unveiled a pair of sneak peek performances! (more...)

Lesser America to Premiere HALF MOON BAY at Cherry Lane Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Lesser America (The Bachelors, Carnival Kids, Trevor) will present HALF MOON BAY by Dan Moyer. It is directed by Jess Chayes (AD of Peter and The Starcatcher) starring Keilly McQuail (You Got Older, Her Requiem) and Gabriel King (These Seven Sicknesses). Previews begin May 12 at Cherry Lane Theatre, where Lesser America is the inaugural Company in Residence. Opening set for Thursday, May 19. (more...)

World Premiere of DIDO THE QUEEN to Open in June at The Flamboyan Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Longtime artistic collaborators, Willa Bassen (Librettist and Dramaturg) and Nick Robertson (Director and Orchestrator) present the world premiere of Dido the Queen - A Folk Opera.  This bluegrass inspired, puppet infused adaptation of Purcell's Dido & Aeneas has been specifically created for high school audiences by Bassen and Robertson from June 17–19 with five performances at the Flamboyan Theater at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center (107 Suffolk St).  Performance schedule varies, please see calendar below.  Ticket prices are $15 and can be purchased in advance by visiting www.BrownPaperTickets.com.  (Service charges will apply.) Dido the Queen - A Folk Opera runs 75 minutes, no intermission. (more...)

Slipstream Theatre Initiative Presents Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2016

What happens when you put the magic and romance of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream into a night at the hottest gay nightclub in town? Nothing short of hilarity, glitter and true fabulosity will ensue! Come join Slipstream Theatre Initiative, as we celebrate Pride Month with the Bard's classic, set in the only place where fairies become bartenders, elvish monarchs turn into drag queens, a shot boy named Puck serves elderflower cocktails, and the butt of the joke is everyone's favorite Bottom! Follow two sets of hapless lovers as they enter Wood's- the only gay bar around Athens, Ohio. If that wasn't enough, the cast is all-male as male! Watch as they all learn more about self-identity, the fickleness of love, and the power of dance to emerge, unscathed and truer to themselves the next day. Featuring a new adaptation of the script, Slipstream looks to blur the lines between magic and social expectations as we sashay the night away! (more...)

NYMF Adds Works by Zoe Sarnak, Richard Allen & More to 2016 Slate; Full Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, confirmed the complete slate of programming and venues for NYMF 2016, taking place from July 11 through August 7 in Midtown Manhattan. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Margo Seibert & Zak Resnick in A.C.T.'s THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Following the wildly successful concert version at The Geary Theater in spring 2015, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) presents a brand-new, fully staged production of Jason Robert Brown's acclaimed musical, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, now running through June 5, 2016. Under the direction of Michael Berresse - with Musical Direction by Matt Castle - THE LAST FIVE YEARS stars Margo Seibert (Rocky on Broadway, Tamar of the River at Prospect Theater Company) as Cathy and Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia on Broadway, Once Upon a Mattress at Transport Group) as Jamie. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the pair on stage below! (more...)

BWW Review: THE LOVERS OF VIORNE, The Theatre Room, May 11 2016
by Gary Naylor - May 12, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a strange, unsettling but fascinating play set in 1960s France, but it could be anywhere any time. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Adapts MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Marianka Swain - Jun 9, 2016

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' is a tale of love and enchantment that is simultaneously set in the woodland and in the realm of Fairyland, under the light of the moon. The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, ever fond of holding a mirror up to its own neighborhood, is adapting the story into a fable of the Lower East Side in the first production of its 2016 season, July 7 to 24, directed by Kathy Curtiss. (more...)

BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Southwark Playhouse, June 3 2016
by Gary Naylor - Jun 9, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a high octane, fourth wall smashing, hugely enjoyable production of Shakespeare's much loved comedy (more...)

BWW Review: TITANIC, Charing Cross Theatre, June 6 2016
by Gary Naylor - Jun 7, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a big, bold production deliver a tremendous evening's entertainment as a 2013 smash hit is revived to great acclaim. (more...)

Review Part 2: THE LITERATI at SBW Stables Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Jun 6, 2016

One can simply never tell, when entering The Stables (more...)

NY Public Library's Information Assistant Michael T. Hearn on A Brief History Of SHE LOVES ME
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Jun 30, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Michael T. Hearn, Information Assistant, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on: A Brief History Of She Loves Me. (more...)

MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET Set for 42West NY as Part of NYMF AT NITE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Midnight at The Never Get, the greatest act that doesn't exist, produced by Michael Chase Gosselin (POPE! An Epic Musical), will be presented this summer as a NYMF @ Nite Event at The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), celebrating its 13th Anniversary Season. (more...)

New Works by Tracy Letts, Bruce Norris & Anna Deavere Smith Included in Second Stage Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced three New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 38th season. The season will kick off in October 2016 with the New York Premiere ofNOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Leonard Foglia. This marks Ms. Smith and Mr. Foglia's return to Second Stage Theatre, where their previous collaboration, Let Me Down Easy, had its New York Premiere in 2008. (more...)

Playhouse Live in HD Series to Continue with THE MET OPERA IN HD: MOZART'S COSI FAN TUTTE , 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

AAA Northeast at the Playhouse Live in HD Series brings a summer encore presentation of The Met Opera in HD: Mozart's Cosi fan tutte back to the big screen on Friday, July 22 at 12 p.m. (more...)

M.A. Hill Releases WINDFORCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Author M.A. Hill tells the story of the ancient archetype of Tristan and Isolde, The Lovers who must overcome natural forces, perils and obstructions in the battle against overwhelming odds. In a world of corrupt and devious manipulators, these men and women strive to vanquish the powers of evil. (more...)

Oddsocks Productions to Present MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

?This June, the Belgrade Theatre is thrilled to welcome Oddsocks Productions with their brand new touring production of Much Ado About Nothing; a high octane version of Shakespeare's witty battle of the sexes featuring well-known pop hits from across the decades.  (more...)

Photo Flash: ROMEO & JULIET Set in East Jerusalem at Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Director Ellen Geer re-sets William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in East Jerusalem, kicking off the 2016 summer repertory season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum's outdoor amphitheater on June 11. (more...)

BWW Review: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA & PAGLIACCI, Birmingham Hippodrome, June 2016
by Emma Cann - Jun 10, 2016

To celebrate their 70th anniversary, Welsh National Opera returns to the Birmingham Hippodrome to perform Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci; the same operas the company performed for their debut performance. A novice opera-goer, I was intrigued to experience the opulence and spectacle of the WNO (more...)

Montalvo Arts Center to Present Interactive ROMEO & JULIET AT VILLA MONTALVO This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Montalvo Arts Center presents a one-of-a-kind, interactive theater experience this fall when it hosts We Players, presenting Romeo & Juliet at Villa Montalvo. In this site-integrated production audiences will be on their feet, following the action to various locations throughout Montalvo's grounds-including its illustrious Mediterranean-style Villa-as they viscerally experience the timeless drama of feuding families and star-crossed lovers. Recognized by SF Weekly for creating "spectacular, immersive experiences for audience members unlike anything you'll see on Broadway," We Players' stunning production will provide patrons an entirely new, thoroughly immersive theatrical experience in one of the South Bay's most beautiful settings. Romeo & Juliet at Villa Montalvo will be performed seven times only: Thursdays, Oct. 6 & 13 (5pm); Friday, Oct. 5 (5pm), and Sundays, Oct. 9 & 16 (noon & 5pm) at Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, CA. For tickets ($60-$80 general; $40 students) or more information the public may visit montalvoarts.org/weplayers or call (408) 961-5858.  (more...)

Summer Stages: Top Summer Picks in Delaware
by Rosanne DellAversano - Jun 10, 2016

As the summer months heat up, here are my top picks for summer theatre in Delaware: (more...)

BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - A Sideshow Take On The Bard
by Lynn Beaver - Jul 5, 2016

Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, currently playing at City Theatre takes the Bard to a 1920's circus sideshow. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Meet the Company of NYMF's MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET
by Richard Ridge - Jul 25, 2016

One of the most eagerly awaited new shows of this year's New York Musical Festival (NYMF) is the special event 'Midnight at the Never Get' which will be presented at 42WEST (514 West 42nd Street) for three (3) performances: Thursday, July 28 @ 9pm; Sunday, July 31 @ 9pm; Monday, August 1 @ 8pm. Produced by Michael Chase Gosselin, the musical is conceived by and starring Sam Bolen and Mark Sonnenblick, with musical direction and arrangements by Adam Podd, choreography by Andrew Palermo and directed by Max Friedman. Audiences will be transformed back to 1965 when they enter the venue to the back room of The Never Get.  Featuring a sultry score fashioned after the American Songbook, 'Midnight at The Never Get' imagines two men who never existed at a time that very much did. (more...)

BWW Review: Bling, Beats, and Bollywood in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Bring An End to the 20th Anniversary Celebration With a Bawdy Burst at Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival
by Jeffrey Scott - Jul 23, 2016

Bling, beats, and Bollywood in 'A Midsummer Nights Dream' bring an end to the 20th Anniversary Celebration with a bawdy burst at Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival. (more...)

The Hudson Village Theatre to Present PRIVATE LIVES This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Hudson Village Theatre continues its Games We Play theme with Noel Coward's hilarious romp, Private Lives, playing August 10 to 28. (more...)

Carrollwood Players Present THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Carrollwood Players will present THE ADDAMS FAMILY (more...)

Carrollwood Players Present SAME TIME NEXT YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Directed by Beth Behner.  One of the most popular romantic comedies of the century, Same Time, Next Year ran four years on Broadway, winning a Tony Award for lead actress Ellen Burstyn, who later recreated her role in the successful motion picture. It remains one of the world's most widely produced plays. The plot follows a love affair between two people, Doris and George, married to others, who rendezvous once a year. Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by The Lovers. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Encore The Met Opera in HD's COSSI FAN TUTTE Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

AAA Northeast at the Playhouse Live in HD Series brings a summer encore presentation of The Met Opera in HD: Mozart's Cosi fan tutte back to the big screen on Friday, July 22 at 12 p.m.  (more...)

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET
by Keith Waits - Jul 11, 2016

Kentucky Shakespeare: A Daring Romeo and Juliet (more...)

BWW Review: Riveting Joanna Sycz in Jobsite Theater's TIME STANDS STILL at the Shimberg Playhouse
by Peter Nason - Jul 11, 2016

A fine cast led by Sycz's haunting portrayal of a photo-journalist brings to life this incisive play. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 7/13/2016 - 7/15/2016
by BWW - Jul 10, 2016

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 7/13/2016 - 7/15/2016! (more...)

BWW Review: CCPT's AS YOU LIKE IT Moves the Forest of Arden Into Carlson Park
by Shari Barrett - Aug 9, 2016

Culver City Public Theatre opened its 2016 summer season on Saturday, July 16, for 6 weekends of free theatre in Carlson Park, with two plays, 'Frog Tails' at noon, and 'As You Like It' at 2:00, every Saturday and Sunday through August 21. Carlson Park is the perfect seeing at transforming it into the Forest of Arden for Shakespeare's lighthearted pastoral comedy. Audience members can relax in the shade throughout the play, enjoying the warm temperature and delightful ocean breeze. (more...)

Moonlight Stage Productions Presents TITANIC THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

What a remarkable age this is! The five-time Tony Award-winning "Titanic The Musical" sets sail for the Moonlight Amphitheatre from Aug. 17, 2016 to Sept. 3, 2016 at 8 p.m. (more...)

First Floor Theater Announces Full 2016-17 Season at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

First Floor Theater is proud to announce their 2016/17 season, a bold selection of cutting-edge comedies by all female playwrights, featuring one world premiere, two Chicago premieres, and the return of their annual LitFest. First Floor will be moving to The Den Theatre as a resident company for their fifth season. (more...)

BWW Review: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA haunts the Buell Theatre
by Felicia Tassone - Aug 29, 2016

Do you remember what were you doing on September 27th, 1986?  That is how long Phantom of the Opera has been on stage.  Thirty years of audiences enjoying Sir Andrew Lloyd Webbers masterpiece.  On top of the longest running production on both the West End and Broadway, there is also currently a US touring production which has landed here in Denver. (more...)

Northern Ballet Brings ROMEO AND JULIET To Sheffield
by Marianka Swain - Aug 25, 2016

Get swept up in passion and heartbreak this autumn as Northern Ballet perform Jean-Christophe Maillot's Les Ballet de Monte Carlo's production of ROMEO AND JULIET.  At the Lyceum Theatre from Wednesday 14 to Saturday 17 September, this treasured, timeless classic has been reimagined for a modern audience. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Announces Shows In 2016-2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

 Pittsburgh Opera announces its 2016-2017 season. The season includes the very first world premiere in our 78 year history and two Pennsylvania premieres. The season will encompass four operas produced at the Benedum Center and two Resident Artist operas - the annual production at Pittsburgh CAPA Theater and the Second Stage Project at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater's THE LOVE POTION To Debut At Music Box Sept. 30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

For the first time ever, Chicago's iconic Music Box Theatre will host a classical live performance when Chicago Opera Theater (COT) debuts the Chicago premiere of Frank Martin's 1942'The Love Potion' ('Le Vin Herbe') on September 30. Martin's adaptation of the medieval legend of Tristan and Isolde chronicles the relationship of the two lovers who meet by deception, fall in love by magic and pursue their love in defiance of heavenly and earthly powers. (more...)

North Ballet's New Version of ROMEO AND JULIET to Play the Marlowe This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Northern Ballet bring a new version of the romantic classic Romeo And Juliet to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month. (more...)

BWW Review: THERÈSE RAQUIN, Southwark Playhouse, 15 August 2016
by Gary Naylor - Aug 16, 2016

Gary Naylor sees Zola's tale of lust and murder brilliantly staged and performed. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum to Present ROMEO & JULIET, 6/4-10/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Director Ellen Geer re-sets William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in East Jerusalem, kicking off the 2016 summer repertory season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum's outdoor amphitheater on June 4. (more...)

BWW Review: SH*T-FACED SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Leicester Square Theatre, April 26 2016
by Gary Naylor - Apr 27, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a show that places an actor who is somewhat the worse for wear into Shakespeare's most loved play and then sees what comes of it - the title admirably clear! (more...)

BWW Review: Crown City Theatre Revives THE FANTASTICKS
by Don Grigware - Apr 25, 2016

The longest running musical in the world The Fantasticks is always at its best when produced and performed with simplicity. When I first saw it in New York in the 60s, it was performed in a cabaret space against a brick wall, with the suspension of a paper moon above. You can't get much simpler than that. In their revival Crown City Theatre keep it simple with minimal blocking from director Lisaun Whittingham and boasting a fine cast... (more...)

Photo Flash: Zak Resnick and Margo Seibert Get in Character for A.C.T.'s THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

In between rehearsals for American Conservatory Theater's upcoming, fully-staged production of Jason Robert Brown's acclaimed musical, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, stars Zak Resnick and Margo Seibert hit the streets of San Francisco to prepare for their roles. Check out images from the photo shoot below! (more...)

The Drama League Reveals Recipients of 2016 Directors Project Fellowships
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The Drama League has announced the 11 stage directors who have been selected as the 2016 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project: Noa Egozi, Drew Feldman, Sara Holdren, Candis Jones, Yavor Kostov, Katie Lupica, James Palmer, Jesca Prudencio, Ilana Ransom Toeplitz, Chloe Treat, Shaun Patrick Tubbs. More information can be found at www.dramaleague.org (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...)

Tony Winner Tracy Letts to Star in New Divorce Comedy THE LOVERS
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Debra Winger and Tracy Letts will star as a husband and wife in the new comedy The Lovers from A24. Filming is expected to get underway shortly. (more...)

Nashville Shakes Hosts BARD'S BIRTHDAY BASH Saturday
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 18, 2016

Nashville Shakespeare Festival will celebrate Shakespeare's birthday and the 400th anniversary of his death this Saturday, April 23, with the Bard's Birthday Bash at the Nashville Public Library Main Branch, located at 615 Church Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of The Drilling Company's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot ensemble opens the third season of Shakespeare performances in Bryant Park with MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING set in the Post World War I Suffragette movement. This free production, directed by Hamilton Clancy, is one of three plays that is included in Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare and is offered from May 19 to June 4 on the Upper Terrace of Bryant Park, behind the New York Public Library. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the stars in costume! (more...)

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