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Gemma Arterton To Star In West End Transfer Of NELL GWYNN!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

Following critical acclaim and a sell-out run at Shakespeare's Globe, Jessica Swale's new play Nell Gwynn, directed by Christopher Luscombe, transfers to the West End for a strictly limited season from Thursday 4 February 2016 starring Gemma Arterton in the title role.  (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards Update 11/27 - Kyle Taylor Parker, Delorean Cotton Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Detroit Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: CHINA DOLL's Al Pacino Wins a 1969 Tony For DOES A TIGER WEAR A NECKTIE?
by Michael Dale - Nov 20, 2015

He was a 29-year-old member of The Actors Studio when Patty Duke announced his name. (more...)

BWW Interview: John Kevin Jones Is Bringing Dickens to Merchant's House Museum with A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Reilly Hickey - Nov 20, 2015

In December 1867, Charles Dickens arrived in New York City for a month of sold-out performances of his beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Join Mr. Dickens, portrayed by actor John Kevin Jones, as he tells his timeless Christmas tale in the elegant intact Greek Revival parlor of the landmark 1832 Merchant's House Museum (29 East 4th Street, Manhattan). (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, begins tonight, November 20, at Atlantic Theater Company. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Al Pacino and Christopher Denham in CHINA DOLL on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

CHINA DOLL is the new play by David Mamet starring Tony, Emmy and Academy Award-winner Al Pacino. Directed by Tony Award-winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) and co-starring Christopher Denham ('Master Harold'... and the Boys, Argo, 'Manhattan'), CHINA DOLL is currently in previews at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). The press opening is scheduled for December 4th. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY at the Old Vic
by Marianka Swain - May 9, 2016

Full casting is today announced for the world premiere of the new musical GROUNDHOG DAY, which previews at the Old Vic from July 11 with a press night on August 16. Carlyss Peer will play Rita Hanson, alongside the previously announced Andy Karl in the role of Phil Connors. Eugene McCoy plays cameraman Larry, and the ensemble cast includes Leo Andrew, David Birch, Ste Clough, Roger Dipper, Georgina Hagen, Kieran Jae, Julie Jupp, Andrew Langtree, Vicki Lee Taylor, Emma Lindars, Antonio Magro, Carolyn Maitland, Kirsty Malpass, Lisa Mathieson,  Jenny O'Leary, Leanne Pinder, Mark Pollard, Damien Poole, Jack Shalloo, Andrew Spillett and Spencer Stafford. (more...)

Save $20 on Roundabout's Revival of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
by Contests - Broadway - May 24, 2016

Based on the short story by beloved writer Eudora Welty, The Robber Bridegroom is the Southern-fried Robin Hood tale of Jamie Lockhart (Steven Pasquale, The Bridges of Madison County), a dangerous, handsome, backwoods rogue who's a gentleman by day and bandit by night. When he falls for the beautiful daughter of a wealthy planter, his world and code of ethics are turned upside down. This inventive new production is filled with raucous comic performances and features an irresistibly catchy bluegrass score. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and Gregory Treco in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir, Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger.  BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek below! (more...)

NJ Rep Sets Cast for Victor L. Cahn's VILLAINOUS COMPANY Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

New Jersey Repertory Company, 179 Broadway in Long Branch, has announced the cast of the World Premiere of VILLAINOUS COMPANY by Victor L. Cahn. (more...)

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company to Present BAD JEWS, 4/30-5/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is pleased to announce the opening of Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews, directed by Hayley Finn. This production runs from April 30th - May 22nd, 2016 at the Highland Park Community Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116.  Individual tickets go on sale March 25th and range in price from $20 - $32. Student and group discounts are available. To order, call (651) 647-4315 or visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org. Press passes are available for performances on Saturday, April 30th at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 1st at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (more...)

The Pearl to Present Mark Shanahan's THE DINGDONG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The Pearl Theatre Company is pleased to present the world premiere of The Dingdong, Mark Shanahan's adaptation of French farceur Georges Feydeau's Le Dindon. Directed by The Pearl Theatre's Artistic Director Hal Brooks, The Dindong follows the misadventures of one madcap night in a Paris Hotel, dancing us into a world where opening the wrong door in the dark of night leads to mayhem, laughter and, maybe, a few home truths about the secrets to a happy marriage. The production runs April 5-May 15 and features five actors taking on multiple roles in this breezy comedy full of romance, lust and theatricality.  (more...)

KLAD President Kathleen McDonough to Produce New Web Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

?Kathleen McDonough, president of KLAD, the award-winning set and light design firm based in New Jersey, will have a duo role as producer and production designer on the new digital series, The Other F Word. The comedy centers around four girlfriends, who are discovering that the angst of raising kids may be nothing, compared to the angst of starting a new chapter of their lives after the kids are grown. (more...)

Scoop: TELENOVELA on NBC - Monday, January 11, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jan 7, 2016

Get all the scoop on TELENOVELA, airing on NBC on Monday, January 11, 2016! (more...)

Around the Corner! Off-Broadway's Big 2016 Openings
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 3, 2016

We're just three days into the New Year, and we can't wait for all the new shows set to open around the corner from Broadway! Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at some of the upcoming plays and musicals from The Public, Classic Stage, Atlantic Theater, Second Stage, Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature Theatre, Roundabout, the Encores! series and more, currently slated to open off-Broadway in 2016! (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Launches New Works Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

?Westport Country Playhouse has launched a New Works Initiative to develop new plays and musicals through workshop and reading opportunities involving playwrights and other artists. (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant, Marin Ireland & More to Lead Reading of New Winter Miller Play SPARE RIB
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

On January 22nd at 6:30 PM, the anniversary of Roe V. Wade, playwright Winter Miller will be hosting an 'abortion extravaganza' reading of her new play, SPARE RIB, as part of a nationwide series of events in conjunction with #ShoutYourAbortion. (more...)

Cast Announced for NOTMOSES at Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Gary Sinyor announces casting for his play, NotMoses, which will begin previews at the Arts Theatre on 10 March 2016. (more...)

A Show Within a Show! Meet the Full Cast of NOISES OFF, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Jan 14, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's Noises Off officially opens tonight, January 14, 2016. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6, 2016, on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for West End Transfer of NELL GWYNN, Starring Gemma Arterton
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report complete casting for the West End transfer of Jessica Swale's new play NELL GWYNN, directed by Christopher Luscombe. (more...)

Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of THE MOORS by Jen Silverman, directed by Jackson Gay, January 29-February 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 4. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE TRUTH at Menier Chocolate Factory
by marianka swain - Feb 9, 2016

The latest play from French sensation Florian Zeller, who has already enjoyed a pair of London hits with THE FATHER and THE MOTHER, premieres at Menier Chocolate Factory next month, and the theatre today announces the full UK cast. THE TRUTH is about two couples - their friendship, suspicion and deceit. (more...)

Alastair Whatley, Emily Bowker, Graeme Brookes and More to Lead INVINCIBLE Tour - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Casting has been announced for the first ever national tour of Torben Betts's INVINCIBLE, directed by Christopher Harper. The full cast includes Alastair Whatley as Oliver, (more...)

Full Cast Announced For First National Tour of Torben Betts's INVINCIBLE
by Marianka Swain - Feb 25, 2016

Casting has been announced for the first ever national tour of Torben Betts's INVINCIBLE, directed by Christopher Harper. The full cast includes Alastair Whatley as Oliver, Emily Bowker as Emily, Graeme Brookes as Alan and Kerry Bennett as Dawn. (more...)

Dava Ivey, Mark Linn-Baker & More Set for Red Bull Theater's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School For Scandal, directed by Marc Vietor: Dana Ivey (Tony Award nominee for Butley, The Rivals, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Sunday in the Park with George, Heartbreak House); Mark Linn-Baker (My Favorite Year, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Year with Frog and Toad, 'Perfect Strangers'); Frances Barber (internationally renowned West End actress: King Lear and The Seagull with Ian McKellen at BAM, the Donmar's Julius Caesar at St Ann's Warehouse, 'Doctor Who,' Prick Up Your Ears, and the Pet Shop Boys musical Closer to Heaven); and Henry Stram (Titanic, The Grey Zone), along with Helen Cespedes, Christian Conn, Christian DeMarais, Jacob Dresch, Ramsey Faragallah, Ryan Garbayo, Bradley Gibson, Nadine Malouf, Ben Mehl, and Derek Smith ('Tis Pity She's a Whore, The Green Bird - Tony Award nomination).  (more...)

Cast Announced for REASONS TO BE HAPPY at Hampstead Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Neil LaBute's romantic comedy REASONS TO BE HAPPY, which previews from 17 March and opens 24 March for a run through 16 April 2016. Directed by Michael Attenborough, the full cast features Tom Burke, Warren Brown, Robyn Addison, and Lauren O'Neil. (more...)

Blackbird Theatre to Offer MediaSpecial Preview Performance of Sheridan's THE RIVALS, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Blackbird Theatre is pleased to present an exclusive preview showing of the wickedly witty, irreverent 10th anniversary production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The Rivals, Tuesday, December 15 at 2:30pm at Progress Lab, 1422 William Street. Directed by Jessie-Award winning Johnna Wright, the comic masterpiece of love, pride, and other foibles will shift its timeless tale of mistaken identity and overwrought romance from an 18th century setting to 'Downton Abbey'-era Edwardian England. The stellar cast features Gabrielle Rose, Scott Bellis, Duncan Fraser, Martin Happer, Luisa Jojic, Emma Slipp, Kirk Smith, John Emmet Tracy, and Jenny Wasko-Paterson. (more...)

David Mamet's CHINA DOLL, Starring Al Pacino, Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

China Doll, the new play by David Mamet starring Tony, Emmy and Academy Award-winner Al Pacino, officially opens tonight, December 4, after a two-week delay. Directed by Tony Award-winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) and co-starring Christopher Denham ('Master Harold'... and the Boys, Argo, 'Manhattan'), China Doll plays the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and marks the tenth presentation of a David Mamet work by Messrs Richards, Frankel and Treaxler on Broadway and in the West End. (more...)

Official: Matthew Perry to Bring First Play THE END OF LONGING to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Internationally acclaimed actor Matthew Perry (Friends, The Odd Couple) leads the cast in the World Premiere of his playwriting debut, The End of Longing, at the Playhouse Theatre, London, from 2 February - 14 May 2016. This fast paced, and bittersweet comic new play, will be directed by the critically acclaimed and award-winning director, Lindsay Posner (Speed-the-Plow, Other Desert Cities) reuniting the pair, following their first West End collaboration on Sexual Perversity in Chicago at the Comedy Theatre in 2003. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Camp Classic CHRISTMAS DEAREST
by Misha Davenport - Dec 4, 2015

The prince of Chicago Camp, David Cedra is back with a laugh-out-loud homage to Charles Dickens' immortal A Christmas Carol, CHRISTMAS DEAREST. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards Update - Kyle Taylor Parker, Arielle Crosby Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Detroit Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Support The Performing Arts Project: Bid To Meet CHINA DOLL's Legendary Al Pacino
by Michael Dale - Dec 3, 2015

Meet the stage and screen legend after seeing David Mamet's new play from VIP seats. (more...)

NBC Sports to Present 2016 BRIDGESTONE NHL WINTER CLASSIC
by TV News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

NBC Sports presents an NHL Original Six matchup on New Year's Day in one of the most iconic events in all of sports, when P.K. Subban and the Montreal Canadiens battlePatrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins in the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® from Gillette Stadium, home of the NFL's New England Patriots, on Jan. 1, 2016 at 1 p.m. ET on NBC. (more...)

Scoop: TELENOVELA on NBC - Monday, January 11, 2016
by TV Scoop - Dec 21, 2015

Get all the scoop on TELENOVELA, airing on NBC on Monday, January 11, 2016! (more...)

VIDEO SPOOF: Christmas Light Display Set to David Mamet's 'Coffee Is For Closers' Speech
by Michael Dale - Dec 17, 2015

Comedy website Clickhole posts a variation of infamously gaudy home holiday displays. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 16, 2015
by - Dec 16, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS! Takes Opening Night Bows at Atlantic Theater Company
by Walter McBride - Dec 16, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, opened just last night, December 15, at Atlantic Theater Company. THESE PAPER BULLETS! plays a limited engagement through Sunday, January 10, 2016 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20 Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS! Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Dec 16, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, opened last night, December 15, at Atlantic Theater Company. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Coverage: Justin Kirk, Nicole Parker & THESE PAPER BULLETS! Cast Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Dec 16, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, opened just last night, December 15, at Atlantic Theater Company. THESE PAPER BULLETS! plays a limited engagement through Sunday, January 10, 2016 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20 Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, opens tonight, December 15, at Atlantic Theater Company. (more...)

Christian Conn and More to Lead Michael Kahn-Helmed THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of THE METROMANIACS by supremely clever playwright David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). This uproarious new 'translaptation' of a classic French farce, Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, will be directed by one of America's most renowned stage directors, Michael Kahn, presented in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Arena Stage's D.C. Premiere of THE CITY OF CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Anthony Giardina's Off-Broadway smash hit THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, about a Georgetown political hostess, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Following his direction of the 2014 world premiere at Lincoln Center Theater, Tony Award winner Doug Hughes returns to direct this political drama spanning three decades, from Carter's presidency through the Reagan era and ending with Obama's inauguration. THE CITY OF CONVERSATION runs January 29-March 6, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Justin Kirk, Nicole Parker & More in Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, is now playing at Atlantic Theater Company. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Faith Prince, Stephanie J. Block & More Will Star in THE COCKTAIL PARTY EFFECT Reading
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Producer John Yonover (Revonoy Productions) is presenting a private industry reading of a new comedy, The Cocktail Party Effect by Scooter Pietsch, on Friday April 8 at 2 PM in the Anne L. Bernstein Theater at The Theater Center at 210 West 50th Street in New York. (more...)

Carlyss Peer to Fall for Andy Karl in London's GROUNDHOG DAY Premiere
by Jessica Khan - Apr 28, 2016

Phil Connors has found his Rita! Andy Karl will woo Carlyss Peer in the Old Vic's world premiere of GROUNDHOG DAY, a new musical directed by Old Vic Artistic Director Matthew Warchus. (more...)

Torben Bett's INVINCIBLE Coming to Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

On its first ever national tour, Torben Bett's smash-hit class comedy, Invincible comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 May. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Red Bull Theater's SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL Celebrates Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 25, 2016

Red Bull Theater's production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, directed by Marc Vietor, opened just last night, April 24.  BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special night below! (more...)

Red Bull Theater's Starry SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL Opens This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

This Sunday (April 24th) marks the opening of Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, directed by Marc Vietor. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Red Bull Theater's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Opening Night is set for April 24th for the Red Bull Theater production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, directed by Marc Vietor. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tony Sheldon to Lead 'THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT' at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir, Caesar Samayoa  appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena  as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. (more...)

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