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'Electrifying' mash-up Ui [oo-ey] extended by popular demand through October 8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

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Marg Helgenberger Stars in THE LITTLE FOXES, Beginning Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxes runs tonight, September 23, through October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

'ARTURO UI', HIR, 'PRISCILLA' and More Highlight BLUEBARN Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

BLUEBARN Theatre introduces Season 28: identity. (more...)

THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI to Open Season 28 at The BLUEBARN Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The BLUEBARN Theatre is proud to open Season 28 with Bertolt Brecht's compelling and timely drama, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. (more...)

Jack Willis to Reprise Role of LBJ in THE GREAT SOCIETY at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Asolo Repertory Theatre announces that acclaimed actor Jack Willis will portray President Lyndon Baines Johnson in its production of Robert Schenkkan's political drama THE GREAT SOCIETY. (more...)

Cave Theatre Co. to present Bertolt Brecht's THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI at UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present Cave Theatre Co.'s production of Bertolt Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui: A Gangster Spectacle at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) October 6-16 with performances Thursday through Saturday at8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets ($17) may be purchased in advance at www.horseTRADE.info. The performance runs approximately two hours, with a 15-minute intermission.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Omaha - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/09/2016 for Omaha (more...)

Cave Theatre Co. to present Bertolt Brecht's THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI at UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present Cave Theatre Co.'s production of Bertolt Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui: A Gangster Spectacle at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) October 6-16 with performances Today through Saturday at8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets ($17) may be purchased in advance at www.horseTRADE.info. The performance runs approximately two hours, with a 15-minute intermission.  (more...)

Lyra Theater to Stage Election-Year Satire THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Lyra Theater presents the U.S. Premiere of Jennifer Wise's translation of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui in 1941 by German playwright Bertolt Brecht. (more...)

THE ENCOUNTER, Starring Simon McBurney, Headed to San Francisco Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

On the heels of unanimous raves on Broadway, Carole Shorenstein Hays announced today that the Complicite production of The Encounter, Simon McBurney's riveting one-man play where audience members must wear headphones to take part in the journey, will continue at the Curran for a limited engagement next spring, April 25 - May 7, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI Massively Misinterpreted
by Frank Benge - Oct 3, 2016

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is a 1941 play by German playwright Bertolt Brecht. Using satire, it tells of the rise of Arturo Ui, a ruthless fictional 1930's Chicago mobster and his takeover of 'the cauliflower racket' by disposing of all who oppose him. It is meant to be an allegory on the rise to power of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany. The play was written in Helsinki, Finland while Brecht was awaiting entry into the United States after fleeing Germany and was not produced on the stage until 1958. It would be 1961 before it was produced in English. Brecht intended all along that the play was to be produced for the American stage. The play is often compared to the film The Great Dictator (1940), which also featured an absurd parody of Hitler. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Print Room at The Coronet's THE TEMPEST Starring Kevin McMonagle and Charlotte Brimble
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The full cast for Print Room at the Coronet's The Tempest is today announced. Directed by Simon Usher, who garnered critical acclaim for his Hamlet at Belgrade Coventry and his Timon of Athens, Pericles and The Winter's Tale at Leicester Haymarket, this is the first staging of Shakespeare by the Notting Hill Gate venue. Design is by Lee Newby.  (more...)

Lyra Theater's Election-Year Satire THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Lyra Theater presents the U.S. Premiere of Jennifer Wise's translation of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui in 1941 by German playwright Bertolt Brecht. (more...)

The Wild Project Announces Current and Upcoming Projects
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

October 20 - November 13 The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht in a new translation by Stephen Sharkey, directed by Kevin Confoy With Desmond Confoy, Sergio Fuenzalida,  John Lenartz,  Zach Lusk,  Ellen Mandel,  Craig V. Smith, Jim  Sterling, Elise Stone, Antonio Suarez,  and Josh Tyson Lighting Design by Harold Mulinex; Sound Design by Ellen Mandel; Costume Design by Deborah Hobson; Multimedia design by Andrew Lazarow; Stage Management by Irene Lazaridis Produced by Phoenix Theatre Ensemble Performance schedule: Oct. 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27 @ 8PM; Oct. 22 @ 2PM; Oct. 23 @ 3PM Nov.  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10 11, 12 @ 8PM; Nov. 2 & 5 @ 2PM; Nov. 6 & 13 @ 3PM  Tickets: $25 (more...)

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble Presents THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble announces that Bertolt Brecht's political farce, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, will lead off the company's 13th season on October 20 and will play for 21 performances through November 13, 2016 at The Wild Project in the East Village.  Previews will start October 20 with an official opening Saturday, October 22 @ 8PM. (more...)

Reckless Tricycle to Bring VERA & VALYA & THE MAGICAL ONE CAT CIRCUS to Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Reckless Tricycle, a young-and-hungry troupe of comedic writer/actors, makes its New York debut November 3 to 19 with 'Vera & Valya & The Magical One Cat Circus,' a deadpan farce based on age-old Russian fairytales.  The piece is conceived and written by Nadja Leonhard-Hooper and co-directed by her and Olivia McGiff.  The Tank will present the piece at Standard ToyKraft, 722 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn. (more...)

Two Time Tony Award Winner Michael Blakemore to Direct the UK Premiere of THE LIFE Starring Sharon D. Clarke & Cornell S. John
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Arriving in the UK for the first time, hit musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director Michael Blakemore. (more...)

Reckless Tricycle Brings VERA & VALYA & THE MAGICAL ONE CAT CIRCUS to Brooklyn Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Reckless Tricycle, a young-and-hungry troupe of comedic writer/actors, makes its New York debut tonight, November 3, to 19 with 'Vera & Valya & The Magical One Cat Circus,' a deadpan farce based on age-old Russian fairytales. (more...)

Jonathan Abarbanel and Derrick Sanders Set for Post-Show Talk at Raven's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

A third audience engagement event has been added to the list of special events surrounding Raven Theatre's production of Red Velvet, which details the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces 2017 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Artistic Director Josie Rourke and Executive Producer Kate Pakenham announce today the Power Season at the Donmar Warehouse.  (more...)

Spend the Holidays at the bluebarn theatre with THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW (ABRIDGED)
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The BLUEBARN Theatre is proud to continue Season 28 with the irreverent, zany comedy, The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged). (more...)

Jonathan Abarbanel and Derrick Sanders Set for Post-Show Talk at Raven's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

A third audience engagement event has been added to the list of special events surrounding Raven Theatre's production of Red Velvet, which details the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage. (more...)

Theatre Royal Bath Announces Jonathan Church's Inaugural Summer Season 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Artistic Director Jonathan Church's complete programme for Theatre Royal Bath's annual Summer Season is today announced. Church's inaugural season of five plays will open with David Hare's Racing Demons from 21 June, followed by Sand in the Sandwiches by Hugh Whitemore, the UK Premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest, Looking at Lucian by Alan Franks and Alan Bennett's The Lady in the Van. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting for THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI Starring Lenny Henry
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for Bruce Norris' new translation of Bertolt Brecht's satirical masterpiece The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, directed by Simon Evans with design by Peter McKintosh. (more...)

HAMLET to Transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre Following Sold-Out Run at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

The Trap Door Theatre presents THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Written in 1941, Bertolt Brecht's compelling parable The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is a savage satire of social and political corruption. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Today for Robert Holman's JONAH AND OTTO Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Rehearsals begin today for JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, with performances starting February 1st prior to the official opening on Wednesday, February 8th at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. (more...)

Robert Holman's Haunting New Play JONAH AND OTTO Headed to Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, is set to begin performances February 1st, with the official Opening Night on Wednesday, February 8th at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. (more...)

Alumnae Theatre Company Announces January 2017 Production of THE GUT GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Part of their Retrospective Series leading up to their 100th anniversary in 2017/18, the Alumnae Theatre Company is proud to present British dramatist Sarah Daniels' THE GUT GIRLS. Surprisingly funny and hard-hitting, this beautifully written piece follows the fortunes of the proud and brash working-class gut girls. When the gutting sheds are shut and their way of life disappears, the girls must try and find a place in the new world order of late Victorian London. Commissioned to write a play that would appeal to unionized workers during the Thatcher era, Daniels' THE GUT GIRLS explores issues of women's and workers' rights, the burden of social expectations, and the struggle for self-worth. (more...)

T'Shan Williams, David Albury, and More Announced for UK Premiere of THE LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Full casting of the hit Broadway musical, The Life, includes John Addison (Jojo), David Albury (Fleetwood), Jalisa Andrews (Chichi), Matthew Caputo (Oddjob), Lawrence Carmichael (Snickers), Omari Douglas (Slick), Aisha Jawando (Carmen), Thomas-Lee Kidd (Bobby), Charlotte Reavey (April), Jo Servi (Lacy), Lucinda Shaw (Tracy), Johnathan Tweedie (Theodore), T'Shan Williams (Queen) and Joanna Woodward (Mary). They join the previously announced musical theatre stars Sharon D. Clarke (Sonja), who was recently appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Queen's New Year Honours for services to drama, and Cornell S. John (Memphis). (more...)

Sarah Ball, Michael Feast and More Announced for Lyric Hammersmith's SEVENTEEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Seventeen. Sarah Ball will be playing Lizzy, Michael Feast will be playing Mike, Mike Grady will be playing Ronny, Diana Hardcastle will be playing Jess, Margot Leicester will be playing Emilia and Richard Cordery will be playing Tom. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Nuffield Southampton Theatres' Production Of THE GRAPES OF WRATH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

With Nuffield Southampton Theatres' production of Fantastic Mr Fox about to start its tour at Lyric Hammersmith, Director Sam Hodges today announces casting for the forthcoming production of John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Grapes of Wrath, adapted by Frank Galati.  (more...)

Upcoming JONAH AND OTTO Offering Student Tickets at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Specially priced student tickets are now available for JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For LIMEHOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for playwright Steve Waters' searing new drama Limehouse. The play imagines what happened when the 'Gang of Four' met in 1981 to break away from the Labour party and form the SDP. (more...)

VIDEO: New Rehearsal Video of JONAH AND OTTO Debuts Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

A new video offering a sneak peek into the first week of rehearsals for the New York premiere of JONAH AND OTTO, made its debut today on YouTube. (more...)

BRECHT ON BRECHT to Celebrate the Legendary Dramatist at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Brecht on Brecht, February 4-March 5, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE FRONT PAGE's John Goodman and John Slattery Get Immortalized at Sardi's!
by Walter McBride - Jan 11, 2017

The Front Page has entered its final week of performances on Broadway, but stars John Slattery and John Goodman will now be around for the ages. The duo just traveled across the street to Sardi's to unveil their new portraits. Check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Undermain Theatre Presents GALILEO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Undermain Theatre presents GALILEO, Bertolt Brecht's masterpiece, which he translated in English in collaboration with Charles Laughton.  GALILEO will be produced at Undermain's home in Deep Ellum - 3200 Main St. with company member Bruce DuBose in the title role.  DuBose is a recipient of Best Actor awards from the Dallas Critics Forum, D Magazine and the Dallas Observer.  Directed by Undermain's Artistic Director, Katherine Owens, opening night will be Saturday, February 11th with a curtain time of 7:30 pm.  Preview performances will be on February 8th, 9th, and 10th at 7:30 pm. All preview performances are only $15. All evening show times are 7:30 pm with two Sunday matinee performances at 2:00 pm on February 19th and March 5th.  The production will run through March 5th. (more...)

Christian Borle to Star in THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI Reading at Woodshed
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Woodshed Collective has announced the '20/20 Reading Series,' a series of readings taking place in 2017 of anti-fascist and political plays speaking to the current political climate. (more...)

JONAH AND OTTO by Celebrated UK Playwright Robert Holman Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, is set to open tonight (Wednesday) at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. Under the direction of Geraldine Hughes, JONAH AND OTTO stars Sean Gormley and Rupert Simonian. (more...)

Trap Door Theatre to Present THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Trap Door Theatre will present The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, written by Bertolt Brecht and translated by George Tabori and Alistair Beaton. Directed by Victor Quezada-Perez, the production will run March 16 - April 22, 2017. (more...)

JONAH AND OTTO Takes Final Bow Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, will conclude its acclaimed limited engagement tonight(Saturday) at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. Under the direction of Geraldine Hughes, JONAH AND OTTO stars Sean Gormley and Rupert Simonian. (more...)

JONAH AND OTTO to Conclude Acclaimed Limited Run Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, will conclude its acclaimed limited engagement tomorrow evening, February 25th at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. Under the direction of Geraldine Hughes, JONAH AND OTTO stars Sean Gormley and Rupert Simonian. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 20th, 2017 - All-Female 1776, 'ARTURO UI' and More on President's Day!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 20, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Carolee Carmello leads an all-female 1776 at 54 Below, and Christian Borle stars in a reading of 'ARTURO UI' at Woodshed. (more...)

Find Out What Audiences Have to Say in a New JONAH AND OTTO Video
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Critics and audiences are raving about Off-Broadway's newest hit JONAH AND OTTO. Just some of the comments made by this week's patrons were caught on video which debuted today on YouTube. (more...)

EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON Extended Through March 18 at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Earthquakes in London has been extended through March 18. With the original run close to sold out, there are now eight more opportunities to catch this "dazzling," "epic" production!  (more...)

Performances Begin Tonight for JONAH AND OTTO at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, begins performances tonight (Wednesday) with the official opening set for next Wednesday, February 8th at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. Under the direction of Geraldine Hughes, JONAH AND OTTO stars Sean Gormley and Rupert Simonian. (more...)

Rosie Kay Dance Company's New Work 'MK ULTRA' Teams Up with Lady Gaga Designer Gary Card and Tours in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Rosie Kay Dance Company, headed by artistic director and choreographer Rosie Kay and winner of Best Independent Company at the Critics' Circle National Dance Awards in 2015, will tour its new work MK ULTRA from 17 March to 18 May 2017. (more...)

Mike Bartlett's EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON to Make U.S. Debut at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Steep Theatre will present the first professional U.S. production of Tony nominee and Olivier Award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett's Earthquakes in London, opening January 26, 2017. Steep's production opens on the heels of another Chicago production of this enormously exciting playwright's work, the critically-acclaimed King Charles III at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Earthquakes will be helmed by one of Chicago's most exciting talents, Steep Ensemble Member and Jeff Award-winning director Jonathan Berry.  Berry recently directed Steppenwolf Theatre's Constellations, and, over the years, has consistently produced some of Steep's most notable shows, including Season 15's Posh by Laura Wade, which won the Non-Equity Jeff Award for Best Ensemble, and was nominated for Best Director and Best Production.  (more...)

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