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It's Official! Michelle Williams to Star Opposite Alan Cumming in CABARET, Opening April 24 at Studio 54
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company has officially announced that Oscar nominee Michelle Williams will star for the first time on Broadway as 'Sally Bowles' in its upcoming production of Cabaret. She will take the stage at Studio 54 alongside Alan Cumming as the Emcee, reprising the role that won him a Tony Award in 1998. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for EAST IS EAST at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Amit Shah (Abdul Khan), Ashley Kumar (Tariq Khan), Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan), Nathan Clarke (Saleem Khan), Taj Atwal (Meenah Khan) and Michael Karim (Sajit Khan) join the previously announced multi award-winning actress Jane Horrocks (Ella Khan) and East is East's award-winning playwright Ayub Khan Din (George Khan) to complete the casting of the Khan family, in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play. The Khans are joined by Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie), Rani Moorthy (Mrs. Shah) and Hassani Shapi (Mr Shah/Doctor). Ash Rizi, Karl Seth, Deepal Parmar and Pamela Bennett (Ensemble) complete the cast. (more...)

Photo Flash: RICHARD III and EAST IS EAST Cast Attend Q&A with Artistic Director, Jamie Lloyd
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Jamie Lloyd Productions, Trafalgar Transformed, Richard III and East is East full cast hand over event and Q&A led by artistic director, Jamie Lloyd, on Wednesday 17 September. (more...)

Makarem And Cartwright To Star In PASSING BY At Tristan Bates, Nov 2013
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2013

Rik Makarem and James Cartwright are to star in Martin Sherman's ground-breaking play Passing By, which opens at the Tristan Bates Theatre this November (more...)

Alice Bailey-Johnson, Ian Bartholomew and More Set for OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Casting is announced for OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR, a Theatre Royal Stratford East Production: (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre to Present THE LITTLE PRINCE, 12/5-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

Continuing its 26th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents The Little Prince, produced in Association with The Actors Gymnasium, by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin. The Little Prince runs December 5, 2013 - February 2, 2014 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/26!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 26, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below! (more...)

SOPHIE TUCKER: THE LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS and More Set for WST's 2013-14 Studio Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Walnut Street Theatre's President and Producing Artistic Director Bernard Havard has announced the 2013-2014 Independence Studio on 3 season, noting 'the plays I've selected are a dramatic blend of new work and American classics. It's the most ambitious season yet for our intimate theatre. Several of the shows have larger casts and more challenging scenic elements, which will be exciting to see our creative designers bring to life. I'm thrilled to share our upcoming season with Philadelphia audiences.' (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/19!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 19, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below! (more...)

THE HOMOSEXUALS Plays the Ringwald, Now thru Dec 10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2012

After a successful run in 2011 at Chicago's About Face Theatre, The Ringwald is thrilled to bring the Michigan premiere of Philip Dawkins play, The Homosexuals, to Detroit. Filled with a dynamic cast of local actors, The Homosexuals is directed by local favorite, Annette Madias (The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, The Normal Heart). The Homosexuals plays tonight, November 16 - December 10, 2012 at The Ringwald Theatre, 22742 Woodward Avenue in downtown Ferndale. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE HOMOSEXUALS, Opening at The Ringwald,Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2012

After a successful run in 2011 at Chicago's About Face Theatre, The Ringwald brings the Michigan premiere of Philip Dawkins play, The Homosexuals, to Detroit. Filled with a dynamic cast of local actors, The Homosexuals is directed by local favorite, Annette Madias (The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, The Normal Heart). The Homosexuals plays November 16 - December 10, 2012 at The Ringwald Theatre, 22742 Woodward Avenue in downtown Ferndale. Meet the cast in the photos below! (more...)

Simon Russell Beale Leads KING LEAR - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Sam Mendes directs Shakespeare's KING LEAR, opening in the Olivier Theatre on 23 January. Simon Russell Beale plays the title role; the cast also includes Stephen Boxer (as Gloucester), Cassie Bradley, Tom Brooke (Edgar), Richard Clothier, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Kate Fleetwood (Goneril), Simon Manyonda, Anna Maxwell Martin (Regan), Daniel Millar, Michael Nardone, Gary Powell, Adrian Scarborough (Fool), Hannah Stokely, Stanley Townsend (Kent), Sam Troughton (Edmund), Olivia Vinall (Cordelia) and Ross Waiton. The production will be designed by Anthony Ward, with lighting by Paul Pyant, video design by Jon Driscoll, fight direction by Terry King and sound design by Paul Arditti. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE HOMOSEXUALS, Opening at The Ringwald, Nov 16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2012

After a successful run in 2011 at Chicago's About Face Theatre, The Ringwald brings the Michigan premiere of Philip Dawkins play, The Homosexuals, to Detroit. Filled with a dynamic cast of local actors, The Homosexuals is directed by local favorite, Annette Madias (The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, The Normal Heart). The Homosexuals plays November 16 - December 10, 2012 at The Ringwald Theatre, 22742 Woodward Avenue in downtown Ferndale. Meet the cast in the photos below! (more...)

Official: Jane Horrocks & Khan Din to Lead EAST IS EAST at Trafalgar Transformed, Begin. 4 October
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

Award-winning playwright Ayub Khan Din's first play, East is East, which premiered at the Royal Court and was later turned into a much-loved feature film, returns to the London stage after 17 years. This hilarious and ever-pertinent modern classic about growing up in multiracial England will star the multi award-winning stage and screen actress Jane Horrocks (Young Vic's Annie Get Your Gun,Sunshine on Leith, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Absolutely Fabulous) as Ella Khan, one of the greatest female roles written for modern theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Production Shots from Walnut Street Theatre's I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre's 2013-2014 Independence Studio on 3 season concludes with a musical fit for the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE. Written by Joe DiPietro, with music by Jimmy Roberts, and directed by Christopher Sutton, the production opened May 1st and continues through June 29th in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3. Scroll down for new photos of the cast onstage! (more...)

Jane Horrocks and Ayub Khan Din Set for EAST IS EAST Revival at Trafalgar Studios, Fall 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Playwright, screenwriter and actor Ayub Khan Din is prepping EAST IS EAST for its revival at Trafalgar Studios this fall, beginning October 4, 2014. Jane Horrocks will star alongside Khan Din in his play, which centers on a married couple raising children in Salford and is based on Khan Din's own childhood experiences. (more...)

Shobna Gulati and Joe McGann to Star in APRIL IN PARIS UK Tour, June 27
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Shobna Gulati (Coronation Street, Dinnerladies) and Joe McGann (Calendar Girls, The Upper Hand) are to star in a UK tour of John Godber's bittersweet comedy, April in Paris. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Celebrate David Storey's 80th Birthday with EARLY DAYS from June 16
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013

Celebrating the 80th birthday of playwright and novelist David Storey, the first London production in over 30 years - and the first production in London since the original National Theatre production- David Storey's Early Days plays at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 16 June 2013 (Press Night: Monday 17 June 2013 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Alexander Sharp & More to Star in CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME on Broadway; Full Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Casting has been announced for the National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, Opening Tonight at Walnut Street
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre's 2013-2014 Independence Studio on 3 season concludes with a musical fit for the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE. Written by Joe DiPietro, with music by Jimmy Roberts, and directed by Christopher Sutton, the production began with previews on April 29th, opens tonight, May 1st and continues through June 29th in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

At the Helm! BWW Rounds Up This Season's Broadway Directors
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 9, 2014

Broadway stars might boast the biggest fan-bases, but without their directors, the vehicle driving their talents could easily swerve off the tracks. Keeping the runaway train at bay are season's bold Broadway 'conductors'. Scroll down to learn more about this season's intrepid and imaginative leaders! (more...)

Ron Eldard, Freddy Rodriguez and Bill Smitrovich to Star in Geffen Playhouse's AMERICAN BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2013

Ron Eldard (Justified, ER), Freddy Rodriguez (Rico in Six Feet Under) and Bill Smitrovich (Drew Thatcher in Life Goes On) are set to appear in American Buffalo, a revival of David Mamet's American classic. (more...)

SOPHIE TUCKER: THE LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS and More Set for WST's 2013-14 Studio Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2013

Walnut Street Theatre's President and Producing Artistic Director Bernard Havard has announced the 2013-2014 Independence Studio on 3 season, noting 'the plays I've selected are a dramatic blend of new work and American classics. It's the most ambitious season yet for our intimate theatre. Several of the shows have larger casts and more challenging scenic elements, which will be exciting to see our creative designers bring to life. I'm thrilled to share our upcoming season with Philadelphia audiences.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Walnut Street Theatre's THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre's 2013-2014 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with the Olivier Award-winner for Best Comedy, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. Written by Jim Cartwright, and directed by Dan Olmstead, the production opens tomorrow, March 27th and continues through April 13th in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3. Show times are Tuesdays-Sunday evenings at 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30pm. Scroll down to see some photos from the production! (more...)

Finborough Theatre Celebrates David Storey's 80th Birthday with EARLY DAYS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2013

Celebrating the 80th birthday of playwright and novelist David Storey, the first London production in over 30 years - and the first production in London since the original National Theatre production- David Storey's Early Days plays at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Today and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from tonight, 16 June 2013 (Press Night: Monday 17 June 2013 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Shobna Gulati, Joe McGann & More Set for Belgrade's Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Shobna Gulati and Joe McGann will star in a major new touring production of John Godber's bittersweet masterpiece April In Paris from Tues 7 - Sat 11 October at the Belgrade Theatre, it was announced today. (more...)

OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR Returns to the Theatre Royal Stratford East, January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Following a sold-out run in spring 2014, Terry Johnson's hit revival of Oh What A Lovely War will return to its spiritual home - Theatre Royal Stratford East - in January 2015, before embarking on a national tour. It will be produced by Judy Lloyd and Matthew Mitchell. (more...)

Nora Theatre Kicks Off 2014 with INSIGNIFICANCE, Now thru 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

The Nora Theatre Company will present Terry Johnson's Insignificance from today, January 9 - February 9, 2014. Insignificance is directed by Daniel Gidron. The press performance for Insignificance is Monday, January 13 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Presents OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR, Feb 1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2013

Theatre Royal Stratford East announces it will produce Oh What A Lovely War in 2014, directed by Terry Johnson and designed by Lez Brotherston, with tickets going on sale from 9th January 2013. The musical, which premiered at Theatre Royal Stratford East on 19th March 1963, will also coincide with the 100th Anniversary of World War I. (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 14, 2013

Votes are cast, polls are closed, and results have been tabulated! This was our BIGGEST year yet! After a record number of voters in over 30 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is VERY excited to announce the 2012 Seattle Winners! Thanks to all who voted and HUGE congrats to all the winners! (more...)

William Petersen to Star in SLOWGIRL at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2013

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the addition of Slowgirl by Greg Pierce to this summer's line-up. Directed by ensemble member Randall Arney, the production features ensemble member William Petersen with Rae Gray in the newly reconfigured Upstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St), July 18 - August 25, 2013. Tickets ($20 - $78) go on sale May 3 to the public through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted St), 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Wyvern Theatre Announces Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

The Wyvern will present a brand-new season including Gareth Gates and Chico in Boogie Nights the Musical in Concert, Liza Goddard and Lysette Anthony in Agatha Christie's Go Back For Murder, Ray Quinn and Beverley Callard in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Hannah Waterman in Abigail's Party, Toyah Wilcox in Hormonal Housewives and Dancing On Ice's Keith Chegwin in Jack and the Beanstalk. (more...)

Theatre Royal Bath Sets WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOLF?, HAY FEVER & More for 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

The Theatre Royal Bath has announced its 2014 Summer Season, comprising four productions and starring Clare Higgins, Tim Pigott-Smith, Alison Steadman and Felicity Kendal. Beginning on 18th June with Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, the season continues with KAFKA'S DICK by Alan Bennett, followed by THERESE RAQUIN by Emile Zola, and concludes on 6th September with Noel Coward's HAY FEVER. (more...)

THE HOMOSEXUALS Plays the Ringwald, Nov 16-Dec 10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2012

After a successful run in 2011 at Chicago's About Face Theatre, The Ringwald is thrilled to bring the Michigan premiere of Philip Dawkins play, The Homosexuals, to Detroit. Filled with a dynamic cast of local actors, The Homosexuals is directed by local favorite, Annette Madias (The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, The Normal Heart). The Homosexuals plays November 16 - December 10, 2012 at The Ringwald Theatre, 22742 Woodward Avenue in downtown Ferndale. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre Presents THE LITTLE PRINCE, Now thru 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2013

Continuing its 26th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents The Little Prince, produced in Association with The Actors Gymnasium, by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin. The Little Prince runs tonight, December 5, 2013 - February 2, 2014 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Awards - Last Chance to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 31, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. (more...)

Nora Theatre Company to Kick Off 2014 with INSIGNIFICANCE, 1/9-2/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

The Nora Theatre Company will present Terry Johnson's Insignificance from January 9 - February 9, 2014. Insignificance is directed by Daniel Gidron. The press performance for Insignificance is Monday, January 13 at 7:30PM. (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 12/3!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 3, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update 12/24 - Final Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update - Balestra and DiLenge Tied - 12/18!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update - Renato Balestra and Louise DiLenge Tied for the Lead - 12/10!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 10, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

Amber Tamblyn and Shawn Hatosy Star in REASONS TO BE PRETTY, Opening Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Nick Gehlfuss (Shameless, The Newsroom), Shawn Hatosy (Southland, Reckless), Amber Tamblyn (Joan of Arcadia, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) and Alicia Witt (Justified, 88 Minutes) are cast in the Geffen Playhouse production of Reasons to Be Pretty, nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play (2009). Helmed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney, Reasons to Be Pretty will be performed in the Gil Cates Theater through August 31 with an opening night of tonight, August 6. (more...)

Amit Shah, Ashley Kumar & More Join Cast of Trafalgar's EAST IS EAST; Full Cast Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Amit Shah (Abdul Khan), Ashley Kumar (Tariq Khan), Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan), Nathan Clarke (Saleem Khan), Taj Atwal (Meenah Khan) and Michael Karim (Sajit Khan) join the previously announced multi award-winning actress Jane Horrocks (Ella Khan) and East is East's award-winning playwright Ayub Khan Din (George Khan) to complete the casting of the Khan family, in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play. The Khans are joined by Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie), Rani Moorthy (Mrs. Shah) and Hassani Shapi (Mr Shah/Doctor). Ash Rizi, Karl Seth, Deepal Parmar and Pamela Bennett (Ensemble) complete the cast. (more...)


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Shobna Gulati and Joe McGann Star in UK Tour of APRIL IN PARIS; Comes to Glasgow, Aug 26-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Shobna Gulati (Coronation Street, Dinnerladies) and Joe McGann (Calendar Girls, The Upper Hand) are to star in a UK tour of John Godber's bittersweet comedy, April in Paris. (more...)

Amanda Muggleton Return to Perth Stage in THE BOOK CLUB, June 4-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2013

Leading Australian actress, Amanda Muggleton, is returning to Perth to reprise her Helpmann Award-nominated role as Deborah in the raucous one-woman hit, The Book Club by Rodney Fisher from the play by Roger Hall. Directed and designed by Rodney Fisher, The Book Club will play at the Subiaco Arts Centre from 4 - 8 June 2013. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre's I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE to Run 4/29-6/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre's 2013-2014 Independence Studio on 3 season concludes with a musical fit for the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE. Written by Joe DiPietro, with music by Jimmy Roberts, and directed by Christopher Sutton, the production begins with previews on April 29th, opens May 1st and continues through June 29th in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3. (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, 4/16-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

Ron Eldard, Freddy Rodriguez and Bill Smitrovich Star in Geffen Playhouse's AMERICAN BUFFALO, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2013

Ron Eldard (Justified, ER), Freddy Rodriguez (Rico in Six Feet Under) and Bill Smitrovich (Drew Thatcher in Life Goes On) are set to appear in American Buffalo, a revival of David Mamet's American classic. (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

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