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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...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of THE GRAVEDIGGER at First Folio TheatrePhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of THE GRAVEDIGGER at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

To kick off its 19th season, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the World Premiere of the gothic drama THE GRAVEDIGGER, which opened October 4 and will run through November 2, 2014. The production is written by First Folio Artistic Associate Joseph Zettelmaier, who recently opened the World Premiere of his play Salvage at First Folio Theatre to sold-out audiences. Jeff Award nominee Alison C. Vesely (First Folio's A Moon for the Misbegotten) will direct. The cast is led by Craig Spidle (Brigadoon at The Goodman Theatre, Twelfth Night at First Folio Theatre, Fiddler on the Roof at Drury Lane Theatre) as "Kurt" (The Gravedigger), Joshua Caroll as "Anton" (The Monster), Simina Contras as "Nadya" (A Gypsy), and Doug MacKechnie as "Victor" (The Creator). (more...)

Greater Lakes Theater Presents LES MISERABLES and THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR in Repertory, Thru 11/09Greater Lakes Theater Presents LES MISERABLES and THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR in Repertory, Thru 11/09
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2014

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will commence its 2014-15 season at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare with a Fall Repertory that features William Shakespeare's uproarious battle of the sexes, The Merry Wives of Windsor and a new production of Boublil and Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical epic, Les Miserables. The productions will be performed in rotating repertory September 26 - November 9, 2014. (more...)

Montego Glover and More to Star in The Old Globe's THE ROYALE; Cast & Creatives Set!Montego Glover and More to Star in The Old Globe's THE ROYALE; Cast & Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Marco Ramirez's ('Orange is the New Black,' 'Sons of Anarchy') wildly theatrical new play The Royale, directed by two-time Obie Award-winning and Drama Desk Award-nominated Rachel Chavkin. Founding Artistic Director of New York's the TEAM, Chavkin most recently won accolades for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (The New York Times, Time Out New York, and New York Post Critics's Picks, and Top Ten of 2012 and 2013). The Royale will run October 4 to November 2 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run October 4 - 8. Opening night is Thursday, October 9 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

The Canadian Opera Company Presents Verdi's FALSTAFF, Now thru 11/1The Canadian Opera Company Presents Verdi's FALSTAFF, Now thru 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company's 2014/2015 season opens with an opera hailed as the crowning achievement of Verdi's career, Falstaff. This new company production is led by master director Canadian Robert Carsen and COC Music Director Johannes Debus with internationally acclaimed Canadian bass-baritoneGerald Finley making a long-awaited return to the COC in his role debut as the impoverished, loveable knight, Sir John Falstaff. Falstaff is sung in Italian with English SURTITLESTM and comes to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts for seven performances today, October 3 and October 9, 12, 14, 25, 29 and November 1, 2014. (more...)

Light Opera Works Presents COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS, Now thru 10/12Light Opera Works Presents COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS, Now thru 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Light Opera Works will present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS today, October 3 through 12 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE GRAVEDIGGER, Opening Tomorrow at First Folio TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at THE GRAVEDIGGER, Opening Tomorrow at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

To kick off its 19th season, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) is proud to present the World Premiere of the gothic drama THE GRAVEDIGGER, opening October 4 and running through November 2, 2014. The production is written by First Folio Artistic Associate Joseph Zettelmaier, who recently opened the World Premiere of his play Salvage at First Folio Theatre to sold-out audiences. Jeff Award nominee Alison C. Vesely (First Folio's A Moon for the Misbegotten) will direct. The cast is led by Craig Spidle (Brigadoon at The Goodman Theatre, Twelfth Night at First Folio Theatre, Fiddler on the Roof at Drury Lane Theatre) as "Kurt" (The Gravedigger), Joshua Caroll as "Anton" (The Monster), Simina Contras as "Nadya" (A Gypsy), and Doug MacKechnie as "Victor" (The Creator). (more...)

Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black Lead DRACULA, Beginning Tonight at the Alley TheatreJay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black Lead DRACULA, Beginning Tonight at the Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Porters of Hellsgate's THE WINTER'S TALEPhoto Flash: First Look at Porters of Hellsgate's THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The Porters of Hellsgate present The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, produced by The Porters of Hellsgate and directed by Jesse James Thomas, playing through November 15 at the Actors Forum. (more...)

Mine is Yours Theatre Company to Stage R&J at Theatre of NOTE, 11/7-16Mine is Yours Theatre Company to Stage R&J at Theatre of NOTE, 11/7-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Mine is Yours Theatre Company presents R&J, a gender-reversed Romeo and Juliet, at Theatre of NOTE in Hollywood for two weekends only! Playing November 7-16th, 2014. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's Great Authors Out Loud Series Continues with THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, 11/23Centenary Stage Company's Great Authors Out Loud Series Continues with THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

William Shakespeare's bawdy, riotous romp, The Merry Wives of Windsor, comes to life at Centenary Stage Company for the tenth installment of the Great Authors Out Loud Series. This FREE staged reading event, tracing the misadventures of one of Shakespeare's greatest clowns, Sir John Falstaff, will be held on Sunday, November 23rd at 3pm in the Edith Kutz Theater located in the David and Carol Lackland Center on the campus of Centenary College. (more...)

Bernard Hopkins, a Veteran of 24 Seasons at the Stratford Festival, Passes AwayBernard Hopkins, a Veteran of 24 Seasons at the Stratford Festival, Passes Away
by Alan Henry - Oct 23, 2014

The Stratford Festival was saddened to learn of the passing on Wednesday, October 22, of Bernard Hopkins, whose theatre career spanned half a century, including 24 seasons as a beloved member of the Festival company. (more...)

STICKBOY Opens in Vancouver TonightSTICKBOY Opens in Vancouver Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Vancouver, BC ~ The cultural event of the fall season hits Vancouver tonight, October 23: the world premiere of Vancouver Opera's revolutionary new opera, Stickboy, composed by Neil Weisensel with libretto by world-renowned spoken-word artist Shane Koyczan. This beautiful, courageous and visually stunning opera explores the inner life of a young boy transformed by bullying. (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...)

STICKBOY to Open in Vancouver, 10/23STICKBOY to Open in Vancouver, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Vancouver, BC ~ The cultural event of the fall season hits Vancouver on October 23: the world premiere of Vancouver Opera's revolutionary new opera, Stickboy, composed by Neil Weisensel with libretto by world-renowned spoken-word artist Shane Koyczan. This beautiful, courageous and visually stunning opera explores the inner life of a young boy transformed by bullying. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Farcical THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Doesn't Leave Well Enough Alone at Great Lakes TheatreBWW Reviews: Farcical THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Doesn't Leave Well Enough Alone at Great Lakes Theatre
by Roy Berko - Oct 2, 2014

'The Merry Wives of Windsor,' a version of which is now on stage at Great Lakes Theatre, is considered by many literary critics to be one of Shakespeare's 'lesser' plays. Not bad, just not up to the dramatic level of the great writer, though its farcical nature is often praised. (more...)

Porters of Hellsgate Present THE WINTER'S TALE, Now thru 11/15Porters of Hellsgate Present THE WINTER'S TALE, Now thru 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2014

The Porters of Hellsgate present The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, produced by The Porters of Hellsgate and directed by Jesse James Thomas, playing today, October 18-November 15 at the Actors Forum. (more...)

RGENERATION to Play Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, 4-8 NovRGENERATION to Play Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, 4-8 Nov
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Pat Barker's Booker-nominated novel, REGENERATION, has been adapted for the stage by Olivier Award-winning playwright Nicholas Wright (His Dark Materials, Vincent in Brixton), it opened at Royal & Derngate, Northampton on 29 August 2014 prior to a national tour. The production plays Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from 4 - 8 November 2014. (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...)

2014 Jeff Awards Set for Tonight in Chicago; Goodman & Drury Lane Lead Nominations2014 Jeff Awards Set for Tonight in Chicago; Goodman & Drury Lane Lead Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

The 46th Annual Jeff Awards ceremony honoring excellence in professional theatre produced within the immediate Chicago area is tonight, October 13 at Drury Lane Oakbrook, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. (more...)

First Folio Theatre to Host MAYHEM IN THE MANSION, 10/31First Folio Theatre to Host MAYHEM IN THE MANSION, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

First Folio Theatre presents Mayhem in the Mansion, a special Halloween event filled with spooky activities and a bone-chilling performance of THE GRAVEDIGGER on Friday, October 31, 2014, with festivities beginning at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

Mine is Yours Theatre Company Stages R&J at Theatre of NOTE, Now thru 11/16Mine is Yours Theatre Company Stages R&J at Theatre of NOTE, Now thru 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Mine is Yours Theatre Company presents R&J, a gender-reversed Romeo and Juliet, at Theatre of NOTE in Hollywood for two weekends only! Playing tonight, November 7-16th, 2014. (more...)

THE VORTEX to Play Matrix Theatre, 11/13-12/14THE VORTEX to Play Matrix Theatre, 11/13-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Noel Coward's rarely produced first hit show, updated to the Swinging Sixties, returns with the original director and cast at the Matrix Theatre. (more...)

UK's THE RULING CLASS Announces Full Cast, Including Ron Cook & Kathryn DrysdaleUK's THE RULING CLASS Announces Full Cast, Including Ron Cook & Kathryn Drysdale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14thEarl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

Ron Cook, Kathryn Drysdale & More to Join James McAvoy in THE RULING CLASSRon Cook, Kathryn Drysdale & More to Join James McAvoy in THE RULING CLASS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

Unicorn Theatre to Stage I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERSUnicorn Theatre to Stage I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers is a one-woman play about a ground-breaking Hollywood agent. For more than 20 years, Sue Mengers' clients were the biggest names in show business, and her dinner parties were the envy of Hollywood. Now, you're invited into her glamorous Beverly Hills home for an evening of dish, dirty secrets and all the inside showbiz details only Sue can tell you. Warning: This play contains profanity from a hard-drinking, pot-smoking catty Hollywood gossip! Sue had the scoop on all of her "twinkly" clients: Barbra Streisand, Faye Dunaway, Burt Reynolds, Ali MacGraw, Gene Hackman, Cher, Candice Bergen, Ryan O'Neal, Nick Nolte, Mike Nichols, Gore Vidal, Bob Fosse and more! (more...)

Full House - Meet the Cast of A DELICATE BALANCE, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Full House - Meet the Cast of A DELICATE BALANCE, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Nov 20, 2014

Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance opens tonight, November 20, on Broadway. The production stars Glenn Close (returning to Broadway for the first time in twenty years), John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, and Martha Plimpton. The limited engagement of A Delicate Balance, directed by Pam MacKinnon, will run through Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company's TWELFTH NIGHT Notoriously Fabulous at the DixonTN Shakespeare Company's TWELFTH NIGHT Notoriously Fabulous at the Dixon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Inspired by both titles of William Shakespeare's popular, musical comedy, Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, continues its seventh season of plays with a turn-of-the-century musical hall production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will. (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...)

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...)

Lowell Byers Leads PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE, Beginning Tonight at The Old GlobeLowell Byers Leads PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE, Beginning Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2014

The Old Globe teams with the University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program to present William Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre, directed by Ray Chambers and running tonight, November 15 - November 23 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Porters of Hellsgate Present THE WINTER'S TALE 10/18-11/15Porters of Hellsgate Present THE WINTER'S TALE 10/18-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

The Porters of Hellsgate present The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, produced by The Porters of Hellsgate and directed by Jesse James Thomas, playing October 18-November 15 at the Actors Forum. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in 2015Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents To Kill a Mockingbird from January 21 - March 8, 2015. Directed by Thomas Ouellette (Race; Romeo and Juliet; and Pride and Prejudice), Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel comes to life on the Margeson Theater stage. Playing in repertory with Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor (February 4 - March 7, 2015), tickets to both productions are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

THE VORTEX Plays the Matrix Theatre, Now thru 12/14THE VORTEX Plays the Matrix Theatre, Now thru 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Noel Coward's rarely produced first hit show, updated to the Swinging Sixties, returns with the original director and cast at the Matrix Theatre. (more...)

Gerard McCarthy to Lead UK Premiere of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Bridge House TheatreGerard McCarthy to Lead UK Premiere of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Bridge House Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Gerard McCarthy has been cast as the central role of George Bailey in the UK premiere of a stage adaptation of Frank Capra's 1946 film classic It's A Wonderful Life. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Present THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, 11/23Centenary Stage Company to Present THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

William Shakespeare's bawdy, riotous romp, The Merry Wives of Windsor, comes to life at Centenary Stage Company for the tenth installment of the Great Authors Out Loud Series. This staged reading event, tracing the misadventures of one of Shakespeare's greatest clowns, Sir John Falstaff, will be held on Sunday, November 23rd at 3pm in the Edith Kutz Theater located in the David and Carol Lackland Center on the campus of Centenary College. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Host 7th Annual Mock Trial, 2/24Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Host 7th Annual Mock Trial, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF will hold its 7th Annual Mock Trial on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Based on Shakespeare's laugh out loud comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor, the Margeson Theater will transform into an interactive courtroom as Mistresses Ford and Page are put on the stand, charged with the false imprisonment of the opportunistic old bachelor, John Falstaff. Tickets ($25 - Regular; $15 - Students) will be available starting Tuesday, January 13 by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at 812 East Rollins Street. (more...)

Kate Eastwood Norris and Holly Twyford to Star in MARY STUART at the Folger, 1/27-3/8Kate Eastwood Norris and Holly Twyford to Star in MARY STUART at the Folger, 1/27-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

England's most storied rivalry takes center stage at Folger Theatre in Friedrich Schiller's classic drama Mary Stuart from January 27- March 8, 2015. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Begins 1/21Orlando Shakespeare Theater's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Begins 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents To Kill a Mockingbird from January 21 - March 8, 2015. Directed by Thomas Ouellette (Race, Romeo and Juliet, and Pride and Prejudice), Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel comes to life on the Margeson Theater stage. Also part of the Classic Repertory Series, Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor (February 4 - March 7) and Henry V (February 18 - March 22) will play concurrently. Tickets to all three productions are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, 2/4-3/7Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, 2/4-3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents The Merry Wives of Windsor from February 4 - March 7, 2015 in the Margeson Theater. (more...)

THE RULING CLASS Revival, Starring James McAvoy, Begins Previews in the West EndTHE RULING CLASS Revival, Starring James McAvoy, Begins Previews in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

First Folio Theatre to Present LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, Beginning 1/28First Folio Theatre to Present LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, Beginning 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) will present Neil Simon's witty modern classic LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, previewing January 28, opening Saturday, January 31 at 8 p.m. and running through March 1, 2015. The production stars First Folio Artistic Associate Rene Ruelas (Rough Crossing, The Rainmaker, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Design for Living at First Folio Theatre) as "Max Prince," First Folio Artistic Associate Kevin McKillip (Jeeves Takes A Bow, The Merchant of Venice, The Turn of the Screw and Unnecessary Farce at First Folio Theatre, Making God Laugh at Theatre at the Center) as "Ira," Callie Johnson (National Tour of Evil Dead The Musical and Next to Normal at Drury Lane Theatre) as "Helen," First Folio Artistic Associate Hayley L. Rice (The Rainmaker, The Merchant of Venice, Blithe Spirit, The Castle of Otranto at First Folio Theatre) as "Carol," and First Folio Artistic Associate Joe Foust (The Merry Wives of Windsor, Unnecessary Farce and the Woman in Black at First Folio Theatre, A Christmas Carol and Measure for Measure at Goodman Theatre) as "Val." LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR is directed by Jeff Award nominee and First Folio Theatre Co-Founder, Alison C. Vesely (First Folio's A Moon for the Misbegotten). The production is dedicated to the memory of Molly Glynn. (more...)

N.C. Symphony to Perform Dvorak's NEW WORLD SYMPHONY, 1/23-24N.C. Symphony to Perform Dvorak's NEW WORLD SYMPHONY, 1/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

The North Carolina Symphony will perform Antonin Dvorak's New World Symphony Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 and Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at 8 p.m. in Meymandi Concert Hall in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. The concerts, led by Carlos Miguel Prieto, will also include Manuel de Falla's "Three-Cornered Hat," featuring mezzo-soprano Kate Farrar. (more...)

The Courtyard Theatre to Present CAT - THE PLAY, Starring Gerard McCarthy, Feb 23-28The Courtyard Theatre to Present CAT - THE PLAY, Starring Gerard McCarthy, Feb 23-28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

The Courtyard Theatre presents CAT - THE PLAY, starring Gerard McCarthy as Dave, written by Richard Hardwick and Jamie Beamish. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Stage THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR in 2015Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Stage THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents The Merry Wives of Windsor from February 4 - March 7, 2015 in the Margeson Theater. Directed by Brian Vaughn (2013's Othello), Shakespeare's comedy meets 1950s sitcom in this high-spirited romp full of mistaken identities, cross-dressing, and lots of canned laughter. Also part of the Theater's Classic Repertory Series, To Kill a Mockingbird (January 21 - March 8) and Henry V (February 18 - March 22) will play concurrently. Tickets to all three productions are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Gerard McCarthy, Vanessa Babirye and More to Star in UK's BEAUTIFUL THING - Full Cast Announced!Gerard McCarthy, Vanessa Babirye and More to Star in UK's BEAUTIFUL THING - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Casting is now complete: best known as series regular 'Kris Fisher' in Channel 4's Hollyoaks most recently seen on screen in BBC2's The Fall, and on Netflix' epic Titanic: Blood and Steel, Gerard McCarthy will star as 'Tony'. Other theatrical credits include The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Globe, and Blue/Orange for ATG. Vanessa Babirye, recently seen on screen in BBC 2's Our Girl, and at the National Theatre in Romeo and Juliet will star as 'Leah'. Also joining the company will be Rob Ellis and Natalie Law. (more...)

Stephanie Ridings' UNKNOWN MALE Coming to Birmingham Repertory TheatreStephanie Ridings' UNKNOWN MALE Coming to Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

A powerful and darkly comic play exploring the impact of a railway suicide on a train driver and her family premieres at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in January. (more...)

The Aviary Creative Team for Staged Reading of Montgomery Sutton's ADVENTThe Aviary Creative Team for Staged Reading of Montgomery Sutton's ADVENT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Aviary announces the creative team for its staged reading of Advent by Montgomery Sutton, the inaugural entry in the organization's Hatchlings play reading series. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present HENRY V in 2015Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present HENRY V in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents Henry V from February 18 - March 22, 2015 in the Goldman Theater. Under the direction of Artistic Director Jim Helsinger, Shakespeare's history play tells the story of King Henry V of England during the Hundred Years' War. (more...)

Photo Flash: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Bridge House TheatrePhoto Flash: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Bridge House Theatre
by Anna Bencivengo - Dec 12, 2014

Gerard McCarthy has been cast as the central role of George Bailey in the UK premiere of a stage adaptation of Frank Capra's 1946 film classic It's A Wonderful Life. (more...)

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