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American Conservatory Theater Announces Sneak Peek At 2017–18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today three of the seven productions that will comprise the lineup of the company's 2017-18 subscription season, which will include A.C.T.'s first staging of Harold Pinter's classic drama The Birthday Party, Qui Nguyen's irreverent new comedy Vietgone and Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks Father Comes Home from the War (Parts 1, 2 & 3), an epic American take on The Odyssey set against the backdrop of the Civil War. The additional four productions-along with performances order and run dates-will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Casting Announced for the World Premiere of the Stage Adaptation of Emma Donoghue's ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Theatre Royal Stratford East and Abbey Theatre Dublin have announced casting for the world premiere of Emma Donoghue's bestselling novel Room. (more...)

Stephen Casey and Cast Announced for the World Premiere of the Stage Adaptation of ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

???????Theatre Royal Stratford East and Abbey Theatre Dublin today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Emma Donoghue's bestselling novel Room. Previously adapted by Donoghue for the screen, winning multiple awards, she now brings the story to the stage featuring songs by Scottish songwriter Kathryn Joseph and Cora Bissett. (more...)

Famed Hollywood Publicist Pens Drama About Homeless LGBTQ Youth Adrift in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Theater for the New City (Crystal Field Executive Artistic Director) will present the World Premiere of WINK, a new play by Neil Koenigsberg, directed by Ron Beverly. Previews begin Thursday, April 13 with opening night set for Wednesday, April 19. (more...)

Didy Veldman Presents Umanoove in THE HAPPINESS PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

???????DIDY VELDMAN has developed an excellent reputation for her expressive, dynamic work for dance companies including Rambert, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, and Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve.  She formed UMANOOVE, her own company, to develop and perform THE HAPPINESS PROJECT which first toured in November 2016 and will tour again in April and May 2017. (more...)

New McCree Theatre Presents a Gala Reception & World Premiere Performance of A NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK: THE STORY OF THE VELVELETTES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Board of Directors and Friends of the New McCree Theatre are presenting a Gala Reception and World Premiere Performance of the original musical, A Needle in a Haystack: the Story of the Velvelettes, a tribute to Motown's longest lasting girl group that still performs with all of its original members today. The event will take place at the New McCree Theatre, 2040 W. Carpenter Road, Flint, on Saturday, April 29, 2017. A red carpet reception, with refreshments, will begin at 5:30 p.m. while curtain for the premiere performance of the musical is at 7:00 p.m. Organizers are requesting a $50.00 donation from each patron. Funds will be utilized to enable the New McCree Theatre to carry on its plethora of performing arts activities on behalf of the underserved residents of north Flint for the remainder of the program year. Tickets can be purchased by telephone or online at www.thenewmccreetheatre.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: Independent Shakespeare Co. Presents West Coast Premiere of THE SNOW GEESE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival announce the west coast premiere of  THE SNOW GEESE by Sharr White (The Other Place), directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Managing Director David Melville.  THE SNOW GEESE will begin previews on Saturday, March 11, will open on Friday, March 17 at 7:30pm and performs through Sunday, April 9 at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WHITE SNAKE at Center Stage
by Daniel Collins - Mar 17, 2017

Audiences are in for a magic journey both on and off stage as Center Stage, now unveiled after a $28 million renovation, presents award-winning playwright Mary Zimmerman's adaptation of the Chinese fable, 'THE WHITE SNAKE.' (more...)

Riverside Theatre Concludes 2016-17 Season with SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, ends the 2016-2017 Season with the exciting musical, Saturday Night Fever. Performing on the Stark Stage from April 11 - 30, 2017, Saturday Night Fever is sponsored by Linda & Mel Teetz and Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers Group. Saturday Night Fever is produced in association with the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WHITE SNAKE at Baltimore Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Baltimore Center Stage presents The White Snake, now playing through March 26.  (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of THE WHITE SNAKE at Baltimore Center Stage
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2017

Baltimore Center Stage presents The White Snake, now playing through March 26. (more...)

Cardboard Citizens Announce Casting For HOME TRUTHS: A Season Of Nine Brand New Plays Exploring The History Of Housing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The award-winning theatre company Cardboard Citizens has today announced casting for its season of new work at The Bunker in London this April. Celebrating 25 years of making work with and for homeless people, the company will continue its exploration of the state of housing in nine new plays commissioned by Cardboard Citizens from some of the UK's most exciting playwrights. (more...)

Temple Theaters Presents American Classic OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Temple Theaters presents Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning drama Our Town, directed by Douglas C. Wager. Featuring Donna Snow as the Stage Manager, the production runs March 10-11 and 23-26 in the Tomlinson Theater. Considered one of the finest plays of the twentieth century, Our Town continues to move audiences of all ages. (more...)

Theater of War's Bryan Doerries Named NYC's New Public Artist In Residence
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The NYC Department of Veterans' Services and Department of Cultural Affairs today named Bryan Doerries, Artistic Director of Theater of War Productions, as the City's newest Public Artist in Residence (PAIR). (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL Opens Friday at Actors' Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Actors' Playhouse will present the Tony Award-winning musical Carousel, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

Photo Flash: GULF VIEW DRIVE The Final Play in Arlene Hutton's Trilogy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company presents GULF VIEW DRIVE , the third and final play in Arlene Hutton's Nibroc Trilogy, directed by Indy award-winning Katharine Farmer with the same cast reprising their critically-acclaimed roles from the Los Angeles Times "Critic's Choice" productions of Last Train to Nibroc and last season's See Rock City. Lily Nicksay ("Boy Meets World"/The Wild Duck at A Noise Within) and Erik Odom ("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"/Sons of the Prophet at The Blank) return as May and Raleigh, along with See Rock City featured cast members Clarinda Ross (Spit Like a Big Girl/Steel Magnolias) and Sharon Sharth (Waiting for Grace/ member of Actors Studio and Circle Rep in New York). Joining the cast is returning Rubicon artist Faline England (Crimes of the Heart (Indy Award)/Turn of the Screw (Ovation Nomination). The ongoing love story of May and Raleigh concludes with the Kentucky couple now living comfortably in Florida in the 1950s. But their settled life is once again rocked by the arrival of family and turbulent events that threaten their sunny existence. Their love and devotion are put to the test when they must make unconventional decisions in a rapidly changing world. GULF VIEW DRIVE opens in Ventura on Saturday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m., followed by a post-show party with cast, crew and local VIPs. Low-priced previews are January 25-27. The show runs Wednesdays through Sundays through February 12, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Moral Ambiguity Hits in Revenge Tale WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere of WHITE GUY ON THE BUS, written by Bruce Graham and directed by Stewart J. Zully.  WHITE GUY ON THE BUS will begin previews on Monday, January 23 at 8pm; will open on Friday, January 27 at 8pm and run through Saturday, March 18 at the Road Theatre Company's second home, The Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Review: BECKETT5 Shares the Playwright's Bleak Absurdist Style in Five Short Plays
by Shari Barrett - Jan 26, 2017

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) is widely recognized as one of the greatest dramatists of the 20th century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969, and is best known for his play Waiting for Godot which launched his career in theater. He then went on to write numerous successful full-length plays including Endgame in 1957, Krapp's Last Tape in 1958 and Happy Days in 1960, as well as several short, one-act plays. While his plays may not be for everyone, Beckett's works capture the pathos and ironies of modern life, yet still maintain his faith in man's capacity for compassion and survival no matter how absurd his environment may have become. (more...)

BWW Interview: Veteran Director Jules Aaron Talks About Directing WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION Opening Friday at Group rep
by Don Grigware - Jan 26, 2017

Award-winning veteran director Jules Aaron has been putting his directorial stamp on plays and musicals for several decades.  Mr. Aaron took time out of his busy schedule to talk with us about his current project, The Group Rep's production of Agatha Christie's New York Critic Circle and Tony award-winning play WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION featuring guest artist Salome Jens, running January 27 through March 12, 2017 at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood.  Last season, Jules Aaron directed the most successful play the Group Rep has ever produced, the sold-out, twice extended musical THAT LOVIN' FEELIN'. (more...)

Opera Atelier Announces 2017-18 Season - Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro', Monteverdi's 'The Return of Ulysses' and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

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Finishing The Hat! Multiple Tony Winner Bernadette Peters Brings Her Inimitable Vocal Style To The McCallum
by David Green - Jan 24, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents Bernadette Peters, with Musical Director Marvin Laird, on Saturday, February 4, at 8:00pm. Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters dazzles audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert and in movies, and on recordings. Bernadette currently stars in Amazon Prime's Golden Globe nominated series, "Mozart in the Jungle." Recent stage credits include City Center's Encores! Production A Bed A Chair: A New York Love Affair. Prior to that, she starred on Broadway in the Stephen Sondheim/James Goldman production of Follies, following a successful run at the Kennedy Center. She also starred opposite Elaine Stritch in A Little Night Music. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Playwrights Horizons' THE LIGHT YEARS
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 24, 2017

Playwrights Horizons will soon present THE LIGHT YEARS, the world premiere of a new play written by Drama Desk Award winner Hannah Bos (The Open House, Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2) and Obie Award winner Paul Thureen (Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2), directed and developed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (Jacuzzi, The Open House, Blood Play), made by The Debate Society. The production will be the fourth production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Set for Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival will launch its 82nd year with preview performances beginning on February 17, and the season officially kicks off Friday night, February 24, in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (director, Shana Cooper). (more...)

Photo Flash: KOAN Unit rings in 2017 with Quintet of Short Beckett Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

The KOAN Unitkicks off the new year with Beckett5, a quintet of darkly humorous, seldom-seen short plays by Samuel Beckett opening January 21 at The Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

BWW Feature: Louisville Theatres Join 'Ghost Light' Project - Long As I Can See The Light
by Keith Waits - Jan 21, 2017

On a rainy January 19, at 5:30 p.m. on the steps in front of Actors Theatre of Louisville, members of the Louisville theatre community took part in launching a nation-wide initiative entitled The Ghost Light Project. Besides Actors Theatre, there were representatives from other local companies such as Kentucky Shakespeare, Looking for Lilith, The Liminal Playhouse, Theatre [502], the University of Louisville's African American Theatre Program, among others. (more...)

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting for Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is announced today. Joining Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, who play husband and wife Martin and Stevie in Ian Rickson's production, will be Jason Hughes as Martin's oldest friend Ross and Archie Madekwe as their son Billy. (more...)

FSLC Announces Opening & Closing Nights of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and UniFrance announce the Opening and Closing Night selections of the 22nd edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the celebrated annual series showcasing the variety and vitality of contemporary French filmmaking, March 1-12. (more...)

THE CALL OF THE WILD Continues at Theatre Project
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Call of the Wild by Jack London, adapted and performed by Charlie Bethel, runs through January 29 at Theatre Project. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. Presents ISC's IAMBIC LAB
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival announce a month long series of unique events and workshops to celebrate the art of theater making. ISC's iambic lab begins on Saturday, January 28, with a reading of a new version by Charles Edward Pogue of Henrik Ibsen's THE PRETENDERS, and will end on Saturday, February 25 with a preview of ISC's upcoming West Coast premiere production of Sharr White's THE SNOW GEESE. All events are at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Slated for The Public's 2017 Shakespeare in the Park Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2017 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 55-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. (more...)

Christina Carlisi to Star in the West Coast Premiere of MARTHA, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Martha Graham simply refused to quit. Her influence on dance, which is often compared to Picasso's influence on modern art and the impact that Frank Lloyd Wright had on architecture, has unequivocally transformed the art form. She pursued her vision with unwavering dedication in spite of the difficulties and challenges it brought to her life. Which were many. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Garen Scribner, Ryan Steele, and Yehuda Hyman Celebrate Acceptance in Moondrunk Music Video
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2017

Choreographer Lorin Latarro is celebrating acceptance with the help of Garen Scribner, Ryan Steele, and Yehuda Hyman. Entitled For those before, watch below as the trio dances to Moondrunk's 'Sold My Soul,' about a man who looks back on his life without love because of the limitations of the church's beliefs.  (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for THE LIGHT YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, February 6 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of THE LIGHT YEARS. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Debate Society's THE LIGHT YEARS at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The world premiere production of The Light Years, written by Drama Desk Award winner Hannah Bos (The Open House, Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2) and Obie Award winner Paul Thureen (Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2), directed and developed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (Jacuzzi, The Open House, Blood Play), made by The Debate Society, is currently in previews at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). The production has an Opening Night set for Monday, March 13, and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, April 2. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Julia Migenes Lovingly Shares DEBUSSY: HIS LETTERS AND MUSIC at the Odyssey Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Feb 26, 2017

Celebrated soprano Julia Migenes has returned to L.A. with the world premiere of DEBUSSY: HIS LETTERS AND MUSIC, her newest musical portrait of legendary French composer Claude Debussy. Her exploration of his life - his youth, his determination to find his own musical path while battling the more conservative musical world, and his great wit - begins with his actual letters, then integrates his music. Accompanied on piano by Manuel Arellano, currently a collaborative pianist and vocal coach at El Camino College whose fingers literally fly over the keys, the show is directed by Academy Award-nominated director Peter Medak who allows Ms. Migenes to shine brilliantly whether she is reading, singing, or interacting with the audience. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. presents West Coast Premiere of THE SNOW GEESE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival announce the west coast premiere of  THE SNOW GEESE by Sharr White (The Other Place), directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Managing Director David Melville.  THE SNOW GEESE will begin previews on Saturday, March 11, will open on Friday, March 17 at 7:30pm and performs through Sunday, April 9 at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. (more...)

Florida Rep Announces 2017 PlayLab Titles and Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre's 2017 PlayLab Festival of new plays and emerging voices will feature six new play readings, two world premiere productions, including last year's festival winner, 'Doublewide', and a keynote address from National New Play Network Executive Director, Nan Barnett. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL to Visit Birmingham on First Ever UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The winner of 10 Tony and 5 Olivier Awards, Billy Elliot the Musical will be at Birmingham Hippodrome for the first time ever from Tue 7 Mar - Sat 29 Apr 2017. Seen by almost 11 million people worldwide, Billy Elliot the Musical is set in a northern mining town against the background of the 1984/85 miners' strike and follows Billy's journey from boxing to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever. (more...)

DEBUSSY: HIS LETTERS AND HIS MUSIC Extends at the Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Julia Migenes in the world premiere of 'Debussy: His Letters and His Music' extends through March 11 at Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Casting for ROMEO AND JULIET and TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce casting for Romeo and Juliet directed by Daniel Kramer, and Twelfth Night directed by Emma Rice. (more...)

Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

A new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge), written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration, reveals how those policies might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion. Building the Wall opens at the Fountain Theatre on March 18, the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. (more...)

OneRepublic to Headline 2017 Honda Civic Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated quintet, OneRepublic announced with Honda today they will tour North America this summer when they embark on the 2017 Honda Civic Tour, promoted by Live Nation. (more...)

Tabard Theatre Announces Stage Premiere of DOG ENDS As Part Of Theatre's Re-Launch
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Tabard Theatre today announced the stage premiere of Richard Harris's black comedy Dog Ends. (more...)

Odyssey Opera Announces THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST As Part of WILDE NIGHT OPERA SERIES, 3/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Boston's most original and innovative opera company, Odyssey Opera, continues its Wilde Opera Nights series, a season-long exploration of operatic works inspired by the writings and world of Oscar Wilde. The season continues with the Boston premiere of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's final opera setting, The Importance of Being Earnest. (more...)

Teen Nihilism Erupts in L.A. Premiere of Fierce, Funny PUNK ROCK by Simon Stephens
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

What happens when kids have the world at their feet, and its weight on their shoulders? Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the Los Angeles premiere of Punk Rock, a ferociously funny, complex and unnerving play by Tony Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) that peels back the layers of teen angst for a deeper look at what might make one of them snap. Lisa James directs for a March 25 opening at The Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Announcing the Cast and Creative Team for 24WORDS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

LingoStudio Productions is excited to announce the cast and creative team for the production of 24WORDS, a new rock musical about The Odyssey to equality from 1775 to 1972 -- featuring 20 original songs.  (more...)

THE BIG BROADCAST! Returns to Mount Holyoke College's Chapin Auditorium on 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College present the 12th edition of The Big Broadcast! on Sunday, March 5 at 2PM & 7PM at Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, MA. Created and directed by Mark Gionfriddo, who is also onstage as "Matt Morgan", The Big Broadcast!  is a re-creation of a live 1940's radio show featuring the Mount Holyoke College Big Band, Vocal Jazz, and Chamber Jazz Ensembles performing well-known tunes from the swing era and the American songbook. WWLP-TV meteorologist Brian Lapis is emcee "Fred Kelley" for his 10th consecutive season. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Set for THE WHITE SNAKE at Baltimore Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Baltimore Center Stage has announced the cast and artistic team for The White Snake. (more...)

Dvorak's RUSALKA To Open At The Met Starring Kristine Opolais, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Kristine Opolais stars in her first Met performances of her breakthrough role, the title character in Dvo?ak's Rusalka, in a new staging, directed by Mary Zimmerman and conducted by Sir Mark Elder, opening at the Met February 2. (more...)

THE BIG BROADCAST! to Return to Mount Holyoke This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College present the 12th edition of The Big Broadcast! on Saturday, March 4 at 2PM & 7PM at Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, MA.  (more...)

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