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PlayMakers Repertory Company opens Mainstage Season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

PlayMakers opens season Sept. 17 with Tony Award-winning comedy (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for Bedlam's THE SEAGULL, SENSE & SENSIBILITY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for Bedlam Theatre company's productions of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull adapted by Anya Reiss and Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility adapted by Kate Hamill. The repertory pair will be playing as part of the inaugural season at the Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street, NYC) beginning performances on Friday, October 31 through December 22. Tickets can be purchased by calling Ovation Tix at (866) 811-4111 and online at www.theatrebedlam.org (more...)

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Begins 2014-2015 Season with New Associate Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra begins its 2014-15 season on Sept. 13, with a new Associate Conductor, many outstanding guest artists, and collaborations slated with many of the area's leading cultural and educational institutions. A recording project for Naxos will shed light on the works of the little-known French composer Florent Schmitt, and the orchestra will continue its search for a new pops conductor and concertmaster. (more...)

Playhouse on Park to Open Season with ANGELS IN AMERICA, 10/1-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Resident co-founder/co-artistic director Sean Harris will be directing the American masterpiece Angels in America: Part 1: Millennium Approaches to kick off Playhouse on Park's sixth season. Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, the first part of Tony Kushner's epic depicts life in America during the 1980s. Touching upon the provocative topics of politics, religion, and the AIDS epidemic, Angels in America has been hailed as 'a searching and radical rethinking of American political drama' (New York Times) and 'the most ambitious American Play of our time' (Newsweek). This production is recommended for audiences sixteen and up. (more...)

Syracuse Stage Season Begins 9/24 with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

The 14/15 Season at Syracuse Stage starts September 24 with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. In this "ripped and roaring" comedy by Christopher Durang, Sonia and Vanya have frittered their lives away in the family farmhouse. Enter their sister, self-absorbed movie star Masha with her 20-something boy toy Spike, and a dysfunctional family's reunion turns into a weekend of hilarity. (more...)

Noh and Opera to Combine in THE BEAUTY OF NOH: TOMOE AND YOSHINAKA at ACT, 9/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Tomoe and Yoshinaka will, for the first time, present a double­bill performance featuring Noh, the traditional dance­drama of Japan, alongside a modern Noh-­inspired opera composed by Garrett Fisher with Fisher Ensemble. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sideshow Theatre's STUPID F**KING BIRD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Sideshow Theatre Company launches its 2014/15 season with the Midwest premiere of STUPID FUCKING BIRD, Aaron Posner's comic spin on Chekhov's The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Jonathan L. Green, playing now through September 21, 2014 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Due to popular demand, Sideshow had added two additional performances of this critically acclaimed production on Saturday, September 13 at 3 pm and Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy to Reprise Roles in SKYLIGHT on Broadway This Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

This spring, Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy will reprise their critically acclaimed West End performances when the hit London production of David Hare's Skylight, directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry, comes to Broadway. The production played to sold-out houses when it opened in the West End in June. (more...)

The Royal Shakespeare Company Announces Summer Season, National Tour, BBC Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The Royal Shakespeare Company announces the summer 2015 season. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Sets Fall 2014 Repertory - AS YOU LIKE IT and RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with an all-male Shakespeare repertory: AS YOU LIKE IT presented in rotating repertory with RICHARD II. Bringing together the best professional actors and designers from Philadelphia and across the country, Artistic Director Alexander Burns leads this collective of artists on a mission to ignite the classics through visceral, actor-focused and text-driven productions. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for UNCLE VANYA - John Hannah, Amanda Boxer, Buffy Davis and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Casting is announced today for a new version of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya by multiple award-winning playwright Anya Reiss, premiering on Wednesday 8 October at St. James Theatre. Directed by Russell Bolam, Reiss' adaptation of Chekhov's masterpiece of modern theatre reignites the piece for a 21st century audience, revealing the universal difficulties of impossible love, longing and regret. (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

KRITZERLAND AT 50 Celebration Set for Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents KRITZERLAND AT FIFTY on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Larry Cedar, David Melville and Armin Shimerman to Star in 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' at the Geffen This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces its production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and will be again helmed by director, Matt August (Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Discord begins previews on October 7 with the press opening on October 15. The closing date is currently scheduled for November 16. (more...)

Alan Cumming Speaks Out for Scottish Independence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Stage and screen star Alan Cumming, who is currently starring in Broadway's Cabaret, recently took a brief break from the show to campaign for a cause he has always been vocal about- Scottish independence. In today's New York Times, Cumming speaks out in his own op-ed about the issue. He writes: (more...)

Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WITTENBERG at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre presents the New Jersey premiere of the award-winning play WITTENBERG by David Davalos, in which he ingeniously manipulates time and space to unite an unusual trio-Doctor Faustus, Martin Luther, and Hamlet-for a witty and provocative debate about faith, fate, existence, and tennis. The 'big questions,' the enigmas that eternally puzzle mankind, are given clever and delightfully quirky forum in this contemporary riff on the age-old and eternal conudrums. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Anya Reiss's New Adaptation of UNCLE VANYA Premieres, Oct. 8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Jack Shepherd and Rebecca Night complete the cast of Anya Reiss's brand new adaptation of Uncle Vanya, premiering on Wednesday 8 October 2014 at St. James Theatre. Shepherd will play Serebryakov and Night will take on the role of Yelena, alongside John Hannah's Vanya. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jesse Liebman of DIRTY DANCING National Tour
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Sep 11, 2014

Coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center from September 16th-21st, the national touring production of 'Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage' based on the 1987 classic of the same name features actor Jesse Liebman as Neil Kellerman, a role created on screen by acclaimed theatre director, Lonny Price. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/10/14 - 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Begins, BOOTYCANDY Opens, COSBY SHOW Alum Takes the Stage and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 10, 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: 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' begins performances, BOOTYCANDY celebrates its off-Broadway opening, Ira Glass, Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Lois Smith take the stage around the country and more! (more...)

GROUNDED, 'Playdate' Series and More Set for BETC's Season Nine
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC) announced their ninth season last spring. However, with its first opening fast approaching, the company is releasing details on an added production and new programming for parents, young theatregoers and those looking to deepen their theatre experience. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Brightens a Dreary Australian Winter
by Barry Lenny - Jul 31, 2014

Take the family, take friends, but whatever you do, go and see this winning production. (more...)

Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda & More Will Rotate Through All-Star Broadway Revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, will have its first Broadway revival, beginning performances Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 8pm, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street). (more...)

THE BALLAD OF PONDLIFE MCGURK to Play Tandanya Theatre, 8-9 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk is a touching coming-of-age tale about friendship, betrayal and overcoming adversity. Co-produced by Windmill Theatre and Barking Gecko Theatre Company, this Catherine Wheels Theatre Company production will be in Adelaide for only three performances from 8 - 9 August at Tandanya Theatre. (more...)

55th Dublin Theatre Festival Announces Programme Including 13 World Premieres, 25 September – 12 October
by Jillian Gaier - Jul 28, 2014

The 55th Dublin Theatre Festival will stage 27 world-class productions across 21 different venues in Dublin city and suburbs this September and October. As always the range of work will be eclectic, bold and diverse, offering spectacular, large-scale presentations, intimate performances and theatrical firsts to appeal to both seasoned theatre-goers and first-time audiences alike. (more...)

Woolly Mammoth Reunites Original Cast and Creative Team for STUPID F##KING BIRD, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is bringing back the bird and reuniting the entire cast and creative team of Aaron Posner's Stupid Fucking Bird after its runaway success in the summer of 2013. Nominated for eight Helen Hayes Awards and winner for Outstanding Resident Play and Outstanding New Play or Musical, Stupid Fucking Bird is directed by Woolly Artistic Director Howard Shalwitz and runs for three weeks, beginning tonight, July 28, 2014, and continuing through August 17, 2014. (more...)

La MaMa Announces 2014-15 Season, Includes New Works by La Bute, Peggy Shaw, and a Trio of Environmental TEMPESTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

La MaMa - the world-renowned theatre complex located on East 4th Street in New York City's East Village - will begin its 53rd year this fall with a timely-themed season entitled "LA MAMA EARTH," featuring works that raise awareness of world ecology and social justice both locally and globally. (more...)

Mary Louise Parker and Peter Sarsgaard to Lead New NBC Series THE SLAP
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

According to Deadline.com, Broadway vets Mary Louise Parker (Proof) and Peter Sarsgaard (The Seagull) are starring in NBC's new 8-episode miniseries, THE SLAP. John Robin Baitz (Brothers and Sisters) is set to write and Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids are Alright) to direct. Click here for the original story. (more...)

Dominique Morisseau, David Bar Katz and More to Star in SATC's BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG, 9/2-21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) will present the World Premiere of BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG. This evening of short works inspired by Strindberg's iconic Miss Julie is written by four exciting contemporary playwrights: Dominique Morisseau (Detroit '67), David Bar Katz (Tony nominee for Freak), Andreas Boonstra (winner of Sweden's Thaliapriset award) and Lina Ekdahl (winner of Sweden's Werner Aspenstrom Award). Directed by Henning Hegland and Alicia Dhyan House, previews begin September 2 at Off-Broadway's The Lion Theater at Theatre Row. Opening night is set for September 5. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Open 2014-15 Season with New Translation of IVANOV, 9/4-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Trinity Repertory Company kicks off Season 51: The Necessity of Human Connection with a world premiere translation by Artistic Director Curt Columbus of Anton Chekhov's Ivanov, directed by Brian McEleney (The Grapes of Wrath). Ivanov plays September 4 through October 5 in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. Subscriptions are now on sale at www.trinityrep.com, by calling (401) 351-4242 or at the theater's box office at 201 Washington St., Downtown Providence. (more...)

Bedlam Theatre to Stage THE SEAGULL and SENSE & SENSIBILITY in Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The off-Broadway theatre company, Bedlam, which received critical acclaim and multiple award nominations for its recent productions of Saint Joan and Hamlet, will present the North American Premiere of Anya Reiss' adaptation of The Seagull by Anton Chekhov, and the World Premiere of Kate Hamill's adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility. Both will be directed by Eric Tucker. (more...)

THE LAST DAYS OF CLEOPATRA Begins 8/20 at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Georganne Aldrich Heller will present Laoisa Sexton's raw, visceral and provocative new play, THE LAST DAYS OF CLEOPATRA, a pitch black comedy set in Dublin, August 20th through September 7th at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street in Manhattan. The official opening is on Saturday, August 23rd at 8PM. Tim Ruddy Directs. www.thelastdaysofcleopatra.com (more...)

Ringwald Sets 2014-15 Season: ANGELS IN AMERICA, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Ringwald Theatre's 8th Season is an actor's playground and an audience's buffet. With classic plays, old and new, this season brings a bountiful supply of juicy roles for actors and thrilling stories for audiences. The 2014/2015 season offers a generous mix funny and serious, ridiculous and sublime: the drama and scope of Angels in America, the fragile, haunting Tender Napalm, the testosterone fueled Glengarry Glen Ross, and the brand spankin' new take on Chekhov, Stupid Fucking Bird. (more...)

BWW Reviews: STUPID FUCKING BIRD at Woolly Mammoth Presents an Unforgettable Remount
by Heather Nadolny - Aug 3, 2014

Woolly Mammoth's remounted production of STUPID FUCKING BIRD is an electric escape into laughter, existential fear, and everything else a completely solid production should be. (more...)

Winternitz Continues Opposite Ronan Keating In ONCE, From November!
by Carrie Dunn - Aug 29, 2014

Today (29 August 2014), the producers of Once announce that Jill Winternitz will be continuing in the role of Girl opposite the previously announced Ronan Keating as Guy. Keating will be joining the Olivier award-winning musical on 17 November 2014, with press night on Tuesday 25 November 2014. Once is currently booking at the Phoenix Theatre to 4 July 2015. (more...)

Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA to Launch UK Tour in January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

English Touring Theatre & Theatre Royal Brighton Productions announced today its spring tour of Tom Stoppard's masterpiece, Arcadia, which will open at the Theatre Royal Brighton on 30 January 2015 before touring the UK. The production will be directed by Blanche McIntyre. Full tour dates and casting to be announced. (more...)

KINGMAKER, Starring Alan Cox, to Transfer to London This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The Daily Mail reports that star Alan Cox will travel with KINGMAKER when the play transfers from Edinburgh Fringe to the St. James Theatre Studio in London, beginning September 25, 2014. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre to Present WITTENBERG, Begin. 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Performances begin September 10 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue in Madison. Tickets start at $25 for preview performances and $32 for regular performances. Student rush tickets for all performances are $15, available a half-hour before curtain for with a valid student ID. Performances are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, call the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

MAD MEN and CASA VALENTINA Stars to Lead Vineyard's BILLY & RAY; Design Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

'Mad Men' star Vincent Kartheiser and Broadway's Larry Pine (CASA VALENTINA) will play Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler, respectively, in BILLY & RAY, Mike Bencivenga's new play -- directed by the legendary director/writer/producer Garry Marshall -- being given its NY premiere this fall at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.), with previews scheduled to begin October 1 prior to an official opening on October 20, it has been announced by Vineyard's Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern. (more...)

OSF to Stage Lisa Wolpe's SHAKESPEARE AND THE ALCHEMY OF GENDER, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) will welcome Lisa Wolpe, LA Women's Shakespeare Company artistic director and acclaimed Shakespearean drag king, to the Angus Bowmer Theatre on September 1 at 8 p.m. for OSF Presents: Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender. (more...)

Playhouse on Park Announces Cast of ANGELS IN AMERICA, Running 10/1 - 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Playhouse on Park kicks off its 6th season with the American masterpiece Angels in America: Part 1: Millennium Approaches. Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, the first part of Tony Kushner's epic depicts life in America during the 1980s. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sideshow Theatre's STUPID F***ING BIRD, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Sideshow Theatre Company launches its 2014/15 season with the Midwest premiere of STUPID FUCKING BIRD, Aaron Posner's comic spin on Chekhov's The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Jonathan L. Green, playing through September 21, 2014 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in person at the Victory Gardens Box Office. The press opening is tonight, Thursday, August 21 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Pan Pan Theatre to Bring Beckett's EMBERS to BAM Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Pan Pan Theatre Company will bring EMBERS by Samuel Beckett to BAM's Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St). Directed by Gavin Quinn with sculpture by Andrew Clancy, lighting design by Aedin Cosgrove and sound design by Jimmy Eadie, the show will run September 17-20 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

State Theatre's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Breaks Box Office Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

State Theatre Company's season of The Importance of Being Earnest, which closed last Saturday 16 August, has broken the Company's box office record, taking over $424,000 and becoming the highest grossing production in its history. This follows the record-breaking season of Brief Encounter in September last year which was then trumped by that of Neighbourhood Watch in April this year. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Don't Check Out on Chekov or His SEAGULL
by Finny (Amanda Finn) - Aug 15, 2014

'Without the theatre, nothing is possible.' Words penned by one of the greatest playwrights in theatrical history. And for Anton Chekov's play The Seagull, a show filled with characters deigning to exist as the people they've become, that pinnacle phrase means the world. (more...)

West End Adaptation of '1984' Tours to Citizens Theatre, Aug 29-Sept 6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The West End smash hit adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece 1984 begins its UK tour at the Citizens Theatre opening Friday 29 August and running until Saturday 6 September (more...)

Michael Feast and Sheila Reid to Lead GHOST FROM A PEFECT PLACE at Arcola Theatre this Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Michael Feast and Sheila Reid are to head the cast of the 20th anniversary production of Philip Ridley's contemporary classic Ghost From A Perfect Place, a scorchingly dark comedy, where a monster from the past meets the monsters of the present. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens Aug 20 at Courtyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Summer 1958 - an English country village - A magical mix of folk and morris, rock n'roll and jive, enchantment and mayhem. (more...)

UW School of Drama Sets 2014-15 Season: SWEET CHARITY, TWELFTH NIGHT & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

The University of Washington proudly announces the six plays that comprise the 2014-15 School of Drama season. Each year the faculty select a season that highlights the talents of its actors, designers, and directors, as well as challenges those actors, designers, and directors to explore unfamiliar territory in pursuit of developing their craft. (more...)

Schedule Announced for Buffalo Philharmonic Season; Tickets On Sale, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

BUFFALO, NY -- Saturday, August 9 marks the first opportunity to obtain individual tickets to all concerts in the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 2014-15 season. Highlights include superstar Renee Fleming; Broadway sensations Matthew Morrison, Ben Vereen and Megan Hilty; Bartok's dark and thrilling opera'Bluebeard's Castle' with a set by glass artist Dale Chihuly; Celtic Thunder; Rachmaninoff and Beethoven festivals; and BPO Rocks shows, including the Music of Led Zeppelin. Tickets range from $29-$83 and are available by visitingbpo.org, calling (716) 885-5000, or visiting the BPO Box Office at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo. (more...)

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