Four Clowns' Artistic Director Jeremy Aluma Steps Down
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Jeremy Aluma, the Founder and Artistic Director of Four Clowns for the past seven seasons is stepping down as Artistic Director. Aluma will be moving to Chicago this summer to pursue his MFA in Directing at DePaul University. (more...)

ALL MY DISTANCES ARE FAR Opens in August at Theatre 40
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

?Theatre 40 of Beverly Hills announce that acclaimed playwright and actress, Leda Siskind will direct the cast of seven in her World Premiere of "ALL MY DISTANCES ARE FAR" - A historic docudrama about the tussles with multi-cultural teens struggling in society at the end of their school year, as they prepare to fit-in to our already complicated and dysfunctional culture.  Opening at Theatre 40 on August 1st, 2016 - The Production will run on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday through August 31st, 2016 @ 8:00PM. (more...)

ELECTRICITY to Return to Studio City This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

TMD PRODUCTIONS is thrilled to announce a special return engagement of its critically acclaimed premiere production of ELECTRICITY, written by Terry Ray, produced by Michael Darner and directed by Steven Rosenbaum. (more...)

York's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Concludes Limited Run This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The hit musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown with book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner and additional material by Andrew Lippa and Michael Mayer, presented by The York Theatre Company ((James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), in association with Van Dean, Tony Heyes/Mia Moravis, Jose-Manuel Perez/Sister Productions and Jamie deRoy, concludes its limited engagement this Sunday afternoon, June 26, 2016 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue) where performances began May 24, 2016.  (more...)

BWW Review: HOME/SICK Recounts the Radical Politics of the Weather Underground
by Shari Barrett - Jun 21, 2016

The West Coast premiere of a theatrical reimagining of the history of the Weather Underground, HOME/SICK was developed and devised by New York City theater collective The Assembly and members of the cast to take a look at the changing political scene from 1969 through 1973 when a group of outcasts disgusted by the Vietnam War and the government's repression of those seeking equality domestically took a stand to affect political change by seizing control of Students for a Democratic Society and reshaping it in the name of overthrowing the United States government. Believing violence to be the only means to transform American politics and society, these passionate idealists accelerated the movement to a revolutionary fervor, but let their internal fears and confusion somehow get in their way. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Sets New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the theatre's forthcoming season launching this September. The season opens with Counting Stars by award-winning playwright Atiha Sen Gupta which will transform the stage into a studio format nightclub installation for this funny yet heart-breaking tale directed by Associate Director at Stratford East, Pooja Ghai. (more...)

The Everyman & Playhouse to Present THE STAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

A new entertainment by Michael Wynne, The Star, will mark Liverpool Playhouse's 150th anniversary this Christmas in honour of its origins as a Music Hall venue. Directed by Philip Wilson, the production will feature Michael Starke. At the Everyman Associate Director Nick Bagnall's effervescent take on The Two Gentlemen of Verona sets the action in a colourful and musical 1960s. Desmond Barrit will appear alongside Maggie Steed as Mrs Malaprop in Sheridan's elegant comedy of manners The Rivals at the Playhouse. (more...)

Hilary Bettis & Sheila Callaghan World Premieres Set for New Georges' 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

In its 25-year history, New Georges has brought forth an unprecedented generation of women playwrights and directors, providing them with steady artistic support and first or career-transforming productions in New York City. New Georges will celebrate its anniversary season with the World Premiere of Hilary Bettis' Alligator, directed by Elena Araoz, presented in collaboration with The Sol Project this fall, and of Sheila Callaghan and Daniella Topol's collaboratively-created Water at 3LD Art & Technology Center in June of 2017 as part of Water City, a multi-disciplinary art event.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at We Players' Site-Specific ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

We Players will present Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet at the historic Rancho Petaluma of Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park in August/September 2016. Continuing nearly 10 years of unprecedented partnership with the National Park Service and Califonira State Parks, We Players will once again integrate a well-loved Shakespeare play into the environs of a national historic landmark. Audiences will enter a 360-degree sphere of performance as We Players blurs the boundary between audience and actor and history and the present, all on the spectacular grounds of Rancho Petaluma Adobe. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast on location! (more...)

Lauren Molina and Bri Sudia to Star in WONDERFUL TOWN at Goodman Theatre; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The cast and creative team is set for Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman's revival of WONDERFUL TOWN - Leonard Bernstein's classic musical that with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

Theatre Planners Presents World Premiere Comedy: DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

A washed-up TV actress, a former Blaxploitation movie bit player and a pre-op transgender woman compete for the role of Norma Desmond in a remake of Sunset Boulevard in the latest outrageous comedy from Emmy Award-winning TV writer / bestselling novelist / playwright Peter Lefcourt (Cafe Society). Terri Hanauer directs the world premiere of Drama Queens from Hell, presented by Theatre Planners as a visiting production at The Odyssey Theatre beginning August 20. (more...)

Michael C. Hall & Todd Almond, Brasil Summerfest and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from tomorrow, July 27, through August 7, 2016. Scroll down for details, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Beyonce, Adele Lead 2016 MTV MUSIC VIDEO AWARD Nominations; Full List
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

MTV today announced nominations for the 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards,” with Beyoncé earning a career-best eleven nominations for videos from her cultural watershed visual album “Lemonade” and Adele earning eight nominations (more...)

New York Euripides Summer Festival Presents CYCLOPS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The New York Euripides Summer Festival presents the only complete satyr play Cyclops for its 2016 summer season with five, free performances starting July 29 through August 5 This comic dramatization, based on Book IX of Homer's The Odyssey, is the only extant surviving satyr play and depicts Odysseus confronting Polyphemus, one of the cyclopes, on his way back to Ithaca, before escaping from Sicily. Enjoy a fully-staged production of this rarely produced classic, presented by American Thymele Theatre with music by Athan Hilaki, without intermission. Stephen Diacrussi directs this satyric remnant from 425B.C.E. The cast includes Beatrice Ghose, Andrew James Gordon, Patrick J. Leddy, Fenton Li, Peter Mercury, and Tristan Polania.  (more...)

Allan Nott Auto launches leasing incentives
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

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Hampstead Theatre Announces Free Live-streaming of WILD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Hampstead Theatre today announces that its acclaimed production of Wild will be streamed worldwide, free, and live on its final night, Saturday 23 July at 7.30pm GMT, in association with The Guardian. (more...)

Photo Flash: An Inside Look at KINGDOM OF EARTH at the Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Tennessee Williams aficionados will have the chance to view one of his lesser-known works in a rare Los Angeles production this summer. Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot) directs Susan Priver, Brian Burke and Daniel Felix de Weldon in Kingdom of Earth, a darkly comic psychodrama set to openJuly 15 as a guest production, presented by Dance On Productions in association with Linda Toliverand Gary Guidinger, at the Odyssey Theatre. BroadwayWorld has an inside look at the rare production below! Check it out! (more...)

Third Rail Repertory Theatre Presents ANNAPURNA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Third Rail Repertory Theatre Presents ANNAPURNAAug 5 - 27, 2016. Location: Third Rail @ Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Ave. Portland, OR 97214 Tickets Available: By phone at 503-235-1101 or online at thirdrailrep.org. (more...)

BWW Interview: From Revere to Anatevka: The Odyssey of Actress Susan Cella
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 18, 2016

"I haven't specifically counted," the dynamic actress sitting opposite me replies. "Somewhere between 1000-2000 performances, I think. I've done the role with Theodore Bikel and Harvey Fierstein, on both national tours, and in regional and stock houses all over the country." Susan Cella is speaking of her signature portrayal of Golde, the vehicle which has brought her to the latest stop in her artistic journey, Maine State Music Theatre in a new production of the Bock-Harnick musical, Fiddler on the Roof, that opens July 20. (more...)

Mark Strong and Hope Davis Lead David Hare's THE RED BARN at National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 18, 2016

THE RED BARN, a new play by David Hare, based on the novel, La Main, by Georges Simenon opens in the Lyttelton Theatre on 6 October (press night 17 October). (more...)

BWW Review: KINGDOM OF EARTH - Sometimes Hot, Sometimes Wet, All Times Involving
by Gil Kaan - Jul 16, 2016

Tennessee Williams' KINGDOM OF EARTH receives a visually arresting mounting with a strong cast at The Odyssey Theatre. Director Michael Arabian keeps the tensions steady amongst his able trio of performers. (more...)

To-By-For Productions to Present NY Premiere of Dipika Guha's MECHANICS OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

To-By-For Productions is proud to present the New York Premiere of Dipika Guha's MECHANICS OF LOVE, directed by Elena Araoz at The Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) September 8-24. (more...)

Prime Youth Theatre Rewrites History with New Production of the Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Prime Youth Theatre, part of Swindon's only professional theatre company, opens its latest production next week. This new version of The Odyssey is the first time that members have written their own play as well as performing in it. A group of 15 young playwrights aged 11-19 years have been working on the script since January. The final version features 35 young actors playing a series of famous Greek heroes, gods and monsters. (more...)

McDaniel College Sets Fall 2016 Season of Art, Music, Theatre and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

McDaniel College offers a variety of art, music, theatre, literary, film and other events during the fall of 2016. (more...)

DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL Begins in August at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

A washed-up TV actress, a former Blaxploitation movie bit player and a pre-op transgender woman compete for the role of Norma Desmond in a remake of Sunset Boulevard in the latest outrageous comedy from Emmy Award-winning TV writer / bestselling novelist / playwright Peter Lefcourt (Cafe Society). Terri Hanauer directs the world premiere of Drama Queens from Hell, presented by Theatre Planners as a visiting production at The Odyssey Theatre beginning August 13. (more...)

GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE Will Now Open This Saturday at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

?Five-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan's unique brand of gentle wit and exquisite lyricism will be on display when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the West Coast premiere of his meta-theatrical comic romance, Go Back to Where You Are, beginning July 16. (more...)

OPERATION CRUCIBLE Set for Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Folie a deux Productions and From Ground Up Theatre Company in association with Sheffield Theatres today announce the full cast for Kieran Knowles' Operation Crucible. (more...)

CORRECTING and REPLACING Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts Selects Tyler Technologies to Provide Statewide E-filing
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

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Fountain Theatre's 'Forever Flamenco' Returns to the Odyssey Theatre in August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Forever Flamenco presents Reyes Barrios & Company - Fresh from dazzling audiences at the grand reopening of the newly renovated, 1200-seat outdoor Ford Amphitheatre, Forever Flamenco returns to West L.A. as a guest production at The Odyssey Theatre. This month's line-up features dancers Reyes Barrios, Timo Nuñez and Daniela Zermeño; singer Jesus Montoya and guitarist Andres Vadin. The Los Angeles Times hails the series as "the earth and fire of first-class flamenco," and LA Splash says, "Being the sensual, intimate art form that it is... the way you feel when you walk out of a Forever Flamenco performance is pretty darn fabulous." (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

Nikki M. James, Jose Llana and Andrew Kober to Lead the Public's TWELFTH NIGHT Musical Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Public Theater will kick off the 2016-17 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, TWELFTH NIGHT will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Nikki M. James as Viola and Jose Llana as Orsino. (more...)

GOLDI LOCKS AND THE THREE ALIENS Lands Again at NCTC's Family Matinee Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

This October, New Conservatory Theatre Center Family Matinee Series launches into space once more, with the return engagement of Goldi Locks and the Three Aliens written and directed by NCTC Youth Conservatory Director Stephanie Temple.   (more...)

Beyonce Tops Winners at 2016 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The 2016 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS aired live last night, Sunday, August 28 at 9/8c. Beyoncé, who came into the awards earning a career-best eleven nominations for videos from her cultural watershed visual album 'Lemonade' topped the night's winners. (more...)

Nevada Ballet Theatre Announces 2017 Woman Of The Year Vanessa Williams
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) announces today that renowned singer, actress, author and fashion designer,  Vanessa Williams, will serve as Woman of the Year for the 33rd Annual Black & White Ball, with The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) as the Presenting Sponsor. As a Tony Award, Grammy Award and three-time Emmy Award nominated performer, Williams' dedication to the performing arts through her varied and esteemed career, as well as her unwavering philanthropy to numerous charitable causes, will be celebrated on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at ARIA Resort & Casino, CityCenter, as part of the 45-year-old ballet company's largest annual fundraiser and one of the city's most highly-anticipated social events.  (more...)


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Theresa Rebeck's SEMINAR to Make OC Premiere at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to produce the Orange County premiere of Seminar. (more...)

Carmen Cusack and John Lloyd Young Join The Cast of FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE at The Wallis
by Nora Dominick - Aug 26, 2016

Revolutionizing the live musical theater experience, the acclaimed company For The Record makes its triumphant return to Los Angeles in a new production, For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem. This new show will bring the legendary filmmaker's soundtracks to life in a new generation cabaret from September 21 through October 16 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem is co-produced by The Wallis and Ad Astra Live, and is made possible by the generous support of David C. Bohnett. (more...)

WONDERFUL TOWN at Center of Weeklong Leonard Bernstein Celebration at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Goodman Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 Season with a major revival of Wonderful Town, Leonard Bernstein's timeless musical composition of hope and adventure, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

Kim Rubinstein to Direct A TASTE OF HONEY at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Kim Rubinstein, director of last season's award-winning revival of Anna Christie, returns to The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble at the helm of one of the great defining and taboo-breaking plays of the 1950s. A Taste of Honey is set to open on Sept. 24 starring Eric Hunicutt, Gerard Joseph, Kestrel Leah, Leland Montgomery and Sarah Underwood Saviano. (more...)

Baseball Comedy GOING… GOING… GONE! by TV Writer & Sportscaster Ken Levine Gets World Premiere at Hudson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Our universal need to be remembered is the underlying theme of a behind-the-scenes baseball comedy by Ken Levine, an Emmy Award-winning writer (Cheers, M*A*S*H, The Simpsons), acclaimed sportscaster and former host of Dodger Talk. Andrew Barnicle directs the world premiere of Going... Going... GONE! for an Oct. 1 opening at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega Joins Cast of World Premiere of MISS YOU LIKE HELL at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Miss You Like Hell, book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful), music and lyrics by acclaimed singer/songwriter Erin McKeown, directed by Lear deBessonet (Public Theatre's The Odyssey) and choreographed by Danny Mefford (Broadway's Fun Home). Commissioned by the Playhouse and developed during the 2016 DNA New Work Series, the production has been extended by one week, now running October 25 - December 4 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. Tickets go on sale August 27 at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Patricia Milton's HEARTS OF PALM Extended at Central Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Central Works (CW) world premiere of Patricia Milton's political comedy Hearts of Palm has been extended through Sunday, August 21. (more...)

Theatre Planners Presents World Premiere Comedy DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

A washed-up TV actress, a former Blaxploitation movie bit player and a pre-op transgender woman compete for the role of Norma Desmond in a remake of Sunset Boulevard in the latest outrageous comedy from Emmy Award-winning TV writer / bestselling novelist / playwright Peter Lefcourt (Cafe Society). Terri Hanauerdirects the world premiere of Drama Queens from Hell, presented by Theatre Planners as a visiting production at theOdyssey Theatre beginning August 20. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Tour to Open at The Bristol Hippodrome This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the four boys who will play the title role in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the iconic musical are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool), Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich). (more...)

Melissa Errico-Led FINIAN'S RAINBOW Headlines Irish Rep's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced its Fall 2016 Season. On the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage will be FINIAN'S RAINBOW, adapted and directed by Irish Rep Artistic Director Charlotte Moore, and starring Melissa Errico ('Billions', Encores! Do I Hear A Waltz?), who will reprise her role from the acclaimed 2004 production. (more...)

Cast Announced For Revival of Caryl Churchill's BLUE HEART
by Marianka Swain - Aug 16, 2016

Casting has been announced for first major revival of Caryl Churchill's BLUE HEART, nearly 20 years after its Royal Court premiere, co-produced by Tobacco Factory Theatres and the Orange Tree Theatre. Blue Heart brings them together to work again with key creatives David Mercatali and Angela Davies, who have worked on previous projects with both organisations. The play runs at Tobacco Factory Theatres 22 September-1 October, and at the Orange Tree Theatre 13 October-19 November. (more...)

THE BLADE OF JEALOUSY Sets Performance at the Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Performance is Monday, August 29, 2016, 7pm at The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Presents Electrifying Street Dance in FLEXN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival brings FLEXN, an electrifying street dance to the Ted Shawn Theatre stage, August 17-20. Created by flex dance pioneer Reggie (Regg Roc) Gray with visionary theatre and opera director Peter Sellars, FLEXN confronts today's complicated social justice issues by combining raw personal perspectives with powerful and provocative movement. In order to contextualize the topics addressed in the performance, the show will open with an onstage panel discussion with artists and community leaders debating the current socio-political climate and its impact on Berkshire County. (more...)

Odyssey Theatre Festival Presents Staged Reading of Henry Ong's THE BLADE OF JEALOUSY 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2016

"The Blade of Jealousy," a play adapted by playwright Henry Ong from Tirso De Molina's "Jealous of Herself," will receive a staged reading at The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble.  Melchor falls in love with a mysterious veiled lady in a cathedral, simply from a glimpse of her hand. When he meets Magadelena, he is less enamored, not realizing that Magadelena and the veiled lady are one and the same person. A madcap comedy of disguise and deception ensues. (more...)

AWAKE AND SING is Back at the Odyssey in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Odyssey Theatre's critically acclaimed 2015 revival of Awake and Sing!, directed by Elina de Santos and starring Marilyn Fox, is back by popular demand! Clifford Odets' gritty, passionate, funny and heartbreaking masterpiece about the hopes and struggles of a lower-middle-class, three-generation Jewish family living in a Bronx apartment during the Great Depression continues to resonate 81 years after its 1935 premiere. (more...)

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