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The Real Thing is a play by Tom Stoppard, first performed in 1982. It examines the nature of honesty, and its use of a play within a play is one of many levels on which the author teases the audience with the difference between semblance and reality.

The play focuses on the relationship between Henry and Annie, an actress who is part of a committee to free Brodie, a Scottish soldier imprisoned for burning a memorial wreath during a protest.

Photo Flash: First Look - Hampton Theatre Company's THE FOREIGNER, Opening 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2014

Confusion, conspiracies and the collision of cultures yield copious laughter when a painfully shy Englishman is brought by his friend to a backwoods Georgia fishing lodge in Larry Shue's 'The Foreigner,' the Hampton Theatre Company's revival of one of its greatest hits, from March 13 through March 30 at the Quogue Community Hall. Check out a first look below! (more...)

CAPA Welcomes THE FAB FOUR Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2014

With uncanny note-for-note, live renditions of Beatles' songs and precise attention to detail, the Fab Four will make you think you're watching The Real Thing. This incredible stage show and loving tribute to the Beatles includes three costume changes representing every era of the super group's career and record-perfect live performances of such classics as 'Can't Buy Me Love,' 'Yesterday,' 'A Day In The Life,' 'Twist And Shout,' 'Here Comes The Sun,' and 'Hey Jude.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Main Street Theater's TIME STANDS STILL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Main Street Theater takes on the work of by Donald Margulies for the first time with its production of Time Stands Still, the latest by the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright. With previews March 22, 23, and 26, Time Stands Still opens March 27 and runs through April 19 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Presents RAVEL'S PIANO CONCERTO, 3/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Surging with energy, spontaneity and diversity, Pacific Symphony's upcoming concert—“Ravel's Piano Concerto”—is devoted to music from 19th-century France. Guest conductor Thierry Fischer leads the orchestra in an evening of impressionist and romantic music that includes Debussy's dreamy “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” and Berlioz's theatrical Suite from “Romeo and Juliet.” Described by Chicago Classical Review as “The Real Thing—a musician of clear intelligence, technical skill and podium personality, drawing performances that blend impeccable balancing, textural clarity and fizzing exhilaration,” Maestro Fischer generates a tangible excitement during his concerts. Playing Ravel's masterful Piano Concerto in G Major is French pianist Alexandre Tharaud, who gripped The New York Times during his Carnegie Hall debut “with a sensation of the full span of keyboard music history lying nascent in [the] gemlike pieces” of his performance. Hailed as an “atmospheric, characterful pianist” by The Guardian, Tharaud's individuality shines with stimulating, poised pianism. (more...)

Meredith DiMenna Brings QUEEN OF THE BEATNIKS: THE SONGS OF JUDY HENSKE to Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

'Queen of the Beatniks: The Songs of Judy Henske' moves downtown! After two smash performances at The Cutting Room, the Queen of the Beatniks is back, this time at NYC's premiere downtown venue, Joe's Pub, tonight, March 4 at 7:30pm. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Monday, March 31, 2014 - Galas Galore! Kristin Chenoweth, HEATHERS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 31, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Kristin Chenoweth will be honored at tonight's NCTF Gala, MCC is hosting its MISCAST celebration, and HEATHERS opens off-Broadway! (more...)

QUEEN - IT'S A KINDA MAGIC to Tour Australia
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

After capturing the hearts of Queen fans around the world, the much loved theatrical creation and full concert experience Queen - It's A Kinda Magic will tour with its new cast throughout Australia this Spring. (more...)

San Francisco Girls Chorus Continues Its 35th Season with Benjamin Britten's NOYE'S FLUDDE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

The five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus--Lisa Bielawa, Artistic Director and Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Music Director and Principal Conductor-continues its 35th anniversary season with a fully staged production of Benjamin Britten's 1957 opera Noye's Fludde, based on the biblical deluge story, in one performance only, tonight, March 29, 2014, at 8 pm at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco. (more...)

Kareem Bandealy Set for The Gift's OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Gift Theatre has announced that Kareem Bandealy will star as Othello and artistic director and ensemble member Michael Patrick Thornton will play villainous Iago in its production of William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello, directed by Jonathan Berry (Dirty). This marks The Gift Theatre's first Shakespeare production ever mounted in its intimate 40-seat theater and Berry's Shakespearean directorial debut. (more...)

Roundabout's VIOLET with Sutton Foster Gets Cast Recording; PS Classics to Release 2-Disc Set in June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that PS Classics will record the cast album of VIOLET on April 7, 2014. This Original Broadway Cast Recording, a two-disc set, will be released on June 3. The production is currently playing at the American Airlines Theatre through August 10, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Main Street Theater's TIME STANDS STILL Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

Main Street Theater takes on the work of by Donald Margulies for the first time with its production of Time Stands Still, the latest by the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright. With previews tonight, March 22, 23, and 26, Time Stands Still opens March 27 and runs through April 19 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tempe - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/02/2014 for Tempe (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Fort Lauderdale - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/02/2014 for Fort Lauderdale (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - Lea Michele on ELLEN, OF MICE AND MEN Begins Previews and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 19, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Lea Michele appears on ELLEN, Kathleen Chalfant will speak on her career this afternoon and OF MICE AND MEN begins previews on Broadway! (more...)

Photo Coverage: FATAL ATTRACTION Sneak Peek!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Trevor Nunn directs a cast led by Natascha McElhone as Alex Forrest with Mark Bazeley as Dan Gallagher and Kristin Davis as his wife Beth, in the world stage premiere of Fatal Attraction written by James Dearden, opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 25 March 2014, with previews from 11 March. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For MARTINE, Finborough Theatre, Apr 22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Primavera has announced full casting for Jean-Jacques Bernard's seminal 1922 play Martine, which opens on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 for a four-week season. Award-winning film and television star Hannah Murray plays Martine, supported by the iconic Susan Penhaligon as Madame Mervan, Leila Crerar as Jeanne, Chris Porter as Alfred, and Barnaby Sax as Julien. (more...)

2014 WGAW Writer Access Project Honorees Announced
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) has announced its 2014 Writer Access Project Honorees, a slate of 15 diverse television writers who've competed in Comedy and Drama script categories. (more...)

Fall in Love With THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at Villanova Theatre, 4/1-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Villanova Theatre presents The Light in the Piazza, book by Craig Lucas, music and lyrics written by Adam Guettel, directed by Dr. Valerie Joyce, PhD., and on stage April 1-13, 2014. A mother's need to protect her daughter comes in conflict with her desire to set her free into life, love, and happiness. Triumphant, gorgeous, and courageous, Villanova's production of The Light in the Piazza proves that love truly can conquer all. (more...)

Quincy Bioscience Promotes National Nutrition Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

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Full Cast Announced for Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, Opening Todayth
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Jemima Rooper, Sandra Dickinson, Simon Jones and Patsy Ferran join Janie Dee, Charles Edwards and Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, directed by Michael Blakemore. This new production of Noël Coward's sharp comedy of social mores opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 18 March 2014, with previews from 1 March. (more...)

VIDEO: Cynthia Nixon Is 'Absolutely' Up for New SEX AND THE CITY Film!
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Cynthia Nixon stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC and shared that she is 'absolutely' up for another 'Sex and the City' film. (more...)

Tony Winner Cynthia Nixon Joins Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal in Roundabout's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Tony Award winner Cynthia Nixon joins the Broadway cast of Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing opposite Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal. She'll play the role of Charlotte. The show will begin performances at Roundabout Theater Company's American Airlines Theatre on October 2, 2014, directed by Sam Gold. Gyllenhaal will make her Broadway debut starring as 'Annie' opposite McGregor as 'Henry'. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Features Ronan Tynan, The Duprees & More, Spring 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Westchester Broadway Theatre has some great shows coming up for varied tastes! Call the Box Office (914)592-2222 for details or visit www.BroadwayTheatre.com. (more...)

Step Into the Ring and Meet the Full Cast of ROCKY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 12, 2014

The new musical ROCKY, starring Andy Karl and Margo Seibert, opens tomorrow, March 13, at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch footage of Sylvester Stallone's speech following the first preview of Rocky on Broadway! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Fab Four Makes Sure They Got their Beatles History Right
by Paul Batterson - Mar 10, 2014

Ron McNeil distinctly remembers the first time he heard bandmate Ardy Sarraf sing. (more...)

Waltrudis Buck Joins Black Lab Theatre's 4000 MILES, Running Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Waltrudis Buck, a veteran of film, television and stage, joins the cast of Black Lab Theatre's winter regional premiere of Amy Herzog's poignant Pulitzer nominated drama 4000 Miles. (more...)

Robin and Linda Williams to Play Concert at the Katherine Hepburn Center for the Arts, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

ROBIN & LINDA WILLIAMS will be celebrating their album Back 40! on Sunday, April 27th, 3 pm at the Katherine Hepburn Center for the Arts 300 Main St. Old Saybrook, CT. Tickets: $35/$50. Call 877-503-1286 or visit http://www.katharinehepburntheater.org/blog/. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - Susan Boyle, Richard Jay-Alexander and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 9, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Ovation will air its special on Susan Boyle tonight! (more...)

Imelda Staunton and Lloyd Owen Lead West End's GOOD PEOPLE - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Old Vic Productions and Hampstead Theatre Productions are delighted to announce the full cast for West End transfer of critically acclaimed Good People which will play a limited season of just ten weeks at the No?l Coward Theatre from 10th April, as previously announced. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 6, 2014

With Broadway's 2014 season now in full swing, there's a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Spring. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

The National Theatre's Production THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT–TIME to Resume Run, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

The National Theatre's acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will resume its run at the Gielgud Theatre on 24 June 2014. With press night on 8 July, the production is currently booking at its new West End home to 14 February 2015. (more...)

Caroline Aaron to Star in LA Debut of BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW at NoHo Arts Center, 4/17-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

49TH Parallel in association the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE), are thrilled to present the Los Angeles premiere of a new play, BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW, written by Bekah Brunstetter (OOHRAH!) and directed by Sara Botsford. BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW will preview on Thursday, April 17 at 8pm and will open on Friday, April 18 at 8pm and run for six weeks through Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood. (more...)

THE REAL THING's Ewan McGregor to Narrate BBC Radio 2 Show About Ford, April 17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Star of Broadway's upcoming show The Real Thing, Ewan McGregor will be narrating "Mad About The Mustang" on BBC Radio 2 on April 17, says the Daily Mail. (more...)

Court Theatre's 59th Season to Close with David Henry Hwang's M. BUTTERFLY, 5/8-16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Court Theatre closes its 2013-2014 season with the Chicago premiere of M. Butterfly written by David Henry Hwang and directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell, with choreography by Jamie Guan. M. Butterfly will run May 8 - June 8, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Deborah Hedwall, Patricia Hodges & More to Star in Peccadillo Theater's A LOSS OF ROSES; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The OBIE, Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company, in association with La Femme Theatre Productions, has announced the full cast for the play's first NY revival as well as the New York City premiere of the published version of William Inge's A Loss of Roses. Performances begin May 8th (not May 7th as previously announced) at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street, NYC, and continuing through June 7th, 2014. The play opens officially on May 12th at 7 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Main Street Theater's HEARTBREAK HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Main Street Theater presents George Bernard Shaw's bracing farce, HEARTBREAK HOUSE. With previews May 3, 4, and 7, Heartbreak House opens May 8 and runs through June 1 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Berkeley Repertory Theatre to Present Tony Kushner's 'THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE', Begin. 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre welcomes back Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner for the West Coast premiere of his latest play, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, an epic tale of love, family, sex, money, and politics. Kushner reunites with one of his favorite collaborators, Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone, to bring this sweeping drama to the Roda Theatre. With his trademark mix of soaring intellect and searing emotion, the legendary writer unfurls a poignant story about an Italian family in Brooklyn. When retired longshoreman Gus Marcantonio decides to die, his kids come home with a raucous parade of lovers and spouses to find that even the house keeps secrets. A portrait of a dysfunctional family filled with weighty dialogue, humor, and passion, Kushner's four-act play previews Friday, May 16, opens on Wednesday, May 21, and runs through Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

Frank Torren Returns in MOMENT TO MOMENT Encore Show, 5/4 - 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Frank Torren returns to the stage in an encore presentation of Moment to Moment! Performances are scheduled for Sunday, May 4 at 4pm, Wednesday, May 7 at 7pm, and Wednesday, May 14 at 7pm at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46 St. $15 music charge with 2 drink minimum. Musical direction is by Rick Unterberg. For reservations call (212) 757-0788 (after 4 p.m.). (more...)

Writers Theatre to Premiere DAYS LIKE TODAY, 5/6-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, Opening Tomorrow!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 19, 2014

The Michael Grandage Company production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast, directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage, began previews on Broadway on April 12 and will open tomorrow, April 20 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Caroline Aaron Stars in LA Debut of BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW at NoHo Arts Center, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

49TH Parallel in association the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE), are thrilled to present the Los Angeles premiere of a new play, BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW, written by Bekah Brunstetter (OOHRAH!) and directed by Sara Botsford. BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW will preview tonight, April 17 at 8pm and will open on Friday, April 18 at 8pm and run for six weeks through Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood. (more...)

THE REAL THING's Ewan McGregor Narrates BBC Radio 2 Show About Ford Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Star of Broadway's upcoming show The Real Thing, Ewan McGregor will be narrating 'Mad About The Mustang' on BBC Radio 2 on April 17, says the Daily Mail. (more...)

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by Contests - Broadway - Apr 16, 2014

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Texas State Premiere of LION AR to Raise Funds for Massive International Animal Rescue, 5/25
by Movies News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Texas State Premiere of the award-winning wildlife rescue documentary Lion Ark - about the rescue of 25 lions - will be given extra bite as the event is to raise funds to send the team back to South America to save dozens of animals suffering in illegal circuses. (more...)

16 Year Old Singer-Songwriter Hannah Gill Comes to Rockwood Music Hall, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Stunning new voices. The type that make you stop, that force you to listen, then listen again. They can come from anywhere and everywhere. Young or old, that natural quality is a rare and wonderful thing. And sometimes they've just been hiding in plain sight, like Hannah Gill, whose debut EP launches a remarkable, mature talent. (released on Greene Street Music, March 4th, 2014) (more...)

Texas Gala Movie Premiere to Raise Funds for Animal Rescue, 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

The Texas State Premiere of the award-winning wildlife rescue documentary Lion Ark - about the rescue of 25 lions - will be given extra bite as the event is to raise funds to send the team back to South America to save dozens of animals suffering in illegal circuses. (more...)

Dianne Wiest to Star in The New Group's RASHEEDA, Helmed by Cynthia Nixon This Fall?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Showbiz411 leaked today that Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest will join The New Group's RASHEEDA when it debuts this fall, directed by Cynthia Nixon (The Real Thing, Sex and the City). (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Present LOST IN YONKERS, 5/2-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon, directed by Devon de Mayo. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from May 2 - June 8, 2014. The Press Opening is Friday, May 9, at 7:30 pm. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - CASA VALENTINA, Vanessa Williams in AFTER MIDNIGHT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 1, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: CASA VALENTINA and THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN begin previews on Broadway tonight, Vanessa Williams joins AFTER MIDNIGHT and more! (more...)

Fall in Love With THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at Villanova Theatre, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Villanova Theatre presents The Light in the Piazza, book by Craig Lucas, music and lyrics written by Adam Guettel, directed by Dr. Valerie Joyce, PhD., and on stage today, April 1-13, 2014. A mother's need to protect her daughter comes in conflict with her desire to set her free into life, love, and happiness. Triumphant, gorgeous, and courageous, Villanova's production of The Light in the Piazza proves that love truly can conquer all. (more...)

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