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Zoe Kazan's New Play AFTER THE BLAST to Open LCT3's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater will open its 2017-2018 season with AFTER THE BLAST, a new play by Zoe Kazan, to be directed by Lila Neugebauer, beginning performances Saturday, October 7 and running for six weeks only through Sunday, November 19 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). Opening night is Monday, October 23. (more...)

Janicza Bravo's LEMON to Hit Theaters This August
by Movies News Desk - May 30, 2017

Magnolia Pictures presents LEMON, directed by Janicza Bravo, written by Janicza Bravo & Brett Gelman, and starring Brett Gelman, Judy Greer, Michael Cera, Nia Long, Shiri Appleby, and Fred Melamed. The film officially opens on August 18th. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - May 30, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Announcing Undermain Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Undermain Theatre's 34th season examines the world from a largely female perspective with three mainstage productions and adds a 4 week reading series of new American work in the spring. Our world premiere and season opener examines the world of Mexican cartels as portrayed by an all-female cast, by an evolving young writer. Our fall production is a regional premiere of an established Pulitzer-prize winning playwright, which takes place in an American setting inhabited and driven by three different generations of women in an eerie atmosphere near a Civil War battleground. (more...)

TFANA Presents Simon Godwin's New Staging of MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) is pleased to announce casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. The production, which marks Godwin's first time directing Shakespeare for an American company, runs June 17 - July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

London Cast and Edinburgh Transfer Announced for NASSIM at the Bush Theatre Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The Bush Theatre is thrilled to announce that their production of Nassim written by Nassim Soleimanpour (While Rabbit Red Rabbit) and directed by Bush Theatre Associate Director Omar Elerian (One Cold Dark Night, Islands) will transfer to the Traverse Theatre for a full run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer. (more...)

THE SCHOOL FOR LIES is in Session at The Artistic Home 7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The Artistic Home will follow up its highly acclaimed and Jeff recommended production of By the Bog of Cats - a contemporary Irish take on Medea - with a much cheerier updating of a classic. Their summer production for 2017 will be David Ives' comedy in verse, The School for Lies. As Ives did with The Liar, his 'translaptation' of Corneille's Le Menteur, he honors the French 17th Century practice of writing in verse, but uses contemporary language even as he maintains the Moliere play's original setting of Paris in 1666. (more...)

Red Lab Productions to present The Georgian-American Theatrical Feast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Red Lab Productions (Boris Akunin's Hamlet. A Version) will present the Georgian-American Theatrical Feast, a festival of new works written by playwrights from the Republic of Georgia translated into English, July 13-August 6 at Teatro Circulo (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). Tickets ($18) are available in advance at www.redlabproductions.org.  (more...)

Married Couple to Return for 20th Anniversary TAMING OF THE SHREW at Michigan Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Twenty years ago the fledgling Jackson Shakespeare Festival mounted a production of The Taming Of The Shrew. In the director's chair was internationally-renowned actor/director/playwright John Neville-Andrews. On stage was the first pairing of Janice Waldron and David Blixt, playing opposite each other as Kate and Petruchio. Waldron had just graduated from the Hilberry conservatory program in Detroit, while Ann Arbor native Blixt had performed as Mercutio at the festival the previous year. The results were electric. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Starlight Theatre
by Alan Portner - Jun 5, 2017

Disney's Little Mermaid at Starlight offers a great show and value added video assist (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/29 - THE LITTLE MERMAID, RAGTIME, NEWSIES, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 30, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE LITTLE MERMAID, RAGTIME, NEWSIES, and more! (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Goes Under The Sea at Wolf Trap
by Keith Tittermary - Jun 30, 2017

Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman made their mark with the early Disney musicals, and always included a sense of "home" and "belonging". As much as Disney's The Little Mermaid is a princess-story aimed at the pre-teen audience, it also has a deeper message of being a fish out of water, only in Ariel's case she is a fish in water who doesn't belong. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon Celebrate Their New Portraits at Sardi's!
by Walter McBride - Jun 30, 2017

As The Little Foxes prepares to conclude its Broadway run, its leading ladies Laura Linney and Tony winner Cynthia Nixon have yet another reason to celebrate. The duo just unveiled their new Sardi's portraits and you can check them out below! (more...)

Franklin Stage Company Presents CRY HAVOC!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Franklin Stage Company is pleased to present actor and US Army veteran Stephan Wolfert in his one-man tour de force Cry Havoc! July 7, 8, 9 at Chapel Hall. The show, written by Mr. Wolfert and directed by Eric Tucker, is a unique piece that artfully weaves some of Shakespeare's best known war speeches into a visceral and deeply personal account of war, trauma and healing. (more...)

Photo Flash: Full Casting Announced for BRASSED OFF at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

For the first time in almost 40 years, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre will produce a full-scale production in house. Jeffrey Holland will play ex-miner and veteran conductor of Grimley Band, Danny in BRASSED OFF, from Wednesday 23 August - Saturday 2 September 2017. (more...)

Annette O'Toole Joins THE TRAVELING LADY, Extending at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

???????Horton Foote's The Traveling Lady, directed by Austin Pendleton, opened on June 22 and was originally set to run through July 16, 2017, has been extended and will now run through July 30, 2017 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.). (more...)

Red Lab Productions to present American Premiere of Tamar Bartaia's A TOY GUN 7/20-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Red Lab Productions (Boris Akunin's Hamlet. A Version) will present the American Premiere of Tamar Bartaia's A Toy Gun, directed by Becky Baumwoll (See Reverse with Broken Box Mime) as part of the Georgian-American Theatrical Feast, a festival of new works written by playwrights from the Republic of Georgia translated into English, July 13-August 6 at Teatro Circulo (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) with performances on Thu 7/20, Fri 7/21, Sat 7/29, Wed 8/2 & Thu 8/3 @ 8pm and Sun 7/30 @ 3pm. Tickets ($18) are available in advance at http://toygun.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006.  (more...)

FUNNY GIRL Returns To Manchester Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Funny Girl, which enjoyed critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, returns to Manchester Palace Theatre in August to complete its national tour. Playing opposite Sheridan Smith is Darius Campbell as Nick Arnstein. (more...)

BWW Review: The MUNY's Outstanding and Visually Stunning THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Chris Gibson - Jun 26, 2017

It's interesting to imagine just what fairy tale author Hans Christian Andersen would think of the musical version of THE LITTLE MERMAID (book by Doug Wright, music by Alan Menken, and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater) that's now gracing the stage of The MUNY. Though he might quibble with the liberties the book takes with his story, I think he would be absolutely blown away by the performances and stagecraft that are on display. It's a terrific and captivating production that doesn't skimp on the eye candy. Though the Disney film has been around since 1989, it's still a hugely popular movie for members of the younger set, and the equally successful musical has been beguiling audiences for almost 10 years as well. It's timeless charms are a perfect match for the MUNY's vast expanses, which are filled with imaginative imagery that families will find exquisitely appealing. (more...)

Red Lab Productions to Present American Premiere of Tamar Bartaia's A TOY GUN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Red Lab Productions (Boris Akunin's Hamlet. A Version) will present the American Premiere of Tamar Bartaia's A Toy Gun, directed by Becky Baumwoll (See Reverse with Broken Box Mime) as part of the Georgian-American Theatrical Feast, a festival of new works written by playwrights from the Republic of Georgia translated into English, July 13-August 6 at Teatro Circulo. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company's Summer Program Soars with ALADDIN JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

'A Whole New World' kicks off the summer youth program with Aladdin JR., based on the iconic animated film and featuring an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Soar to new heights on a magical, flying carpet ride filled with romance, adventure and hilarious hijinks. When street urchin Aladdin vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more beloved characters come to life in this fantastical musical that celebrates the power of love and friendship. Aladdin JR. is directed and choreographed by Carolanne Marano, with Musical Direction by Miriam Arichea. The production opens July 7 and runs for 5 performances only through July 9. (more...)

ONE VOICE AT THE OLD VIC to Feature Monologues by Mark Watson, Amelia Bullmore, and Yasmina Reza
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Old Vic today announced the next One Voice at The Old Vic which will take place on 7 July featuring new monologues written by Mark Watson and Amelia Bullmore performed by Katherine Parkinson and Niamh Cusack as well as a monologue by Yasmina Reza. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE SEAGULL at Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces further casting for Simon Stephens's new version of Anton Chekhov's highly renowned play, The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes. (more...)

Lisa Palfrey, Hayley Squires, and More Join Young Vic's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Lisa Palfry (Big Mama), Hayley Squires (Mae) and Brian Gleeson (Gooper) with Richard Hansel (Doctor) and Michael J Shannon (Reverend) join the previously announced Sienna Miller (Maggie), Jack O'Connell (Brick) and Colm Meaney (Big Daddy) for the Young Vic production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at The Instigators' New Translation of THE SEAGULL; Film to Follow!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

The Instigators follow up their acclaimed 2016 revival of Odets's Golden Boy with an immersive and intimate staging of Chekhov's The Seagull. Lillian Meredith (Golden Boy) directs this imaginative, daring production using an agile and spirited adaptation of the text by Fergus Scully and Taylor Petracek, accompanied by a live soundscape that blends actor-created sound effects with original music composed by Sylvana Joyce. Performances run through June 18 at Access Theater. The production will be a precursor to a new indie film version of the play set to begin shooting in mid June with the same actors, incorporating elements of the live staging. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Adirondack Theatre Festival to Stage KNIGHTS OF THE SALES OFFICE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Adirondack Theatre Festival is presenting Knights of the Sales Office as part of its 23rd summer season of professional theater. (more...)

Segal Centre Worldwide Sensation LE PRENOM Gets Montreal Adaptation at the Segal Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

???????The Segal Centre is proud to present the hit comedy What's in a Name? by Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patelliere adapted from the French by Michael Mackenzie. This wild comedy about a scandalous baby name is presented as part of the official program of Montreal's 375th anniversary celebrations, July 9 through July 30. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for CHINESE WHISPERS at Greenwich Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Full casting is announced today for Ian Lindsay and Jeremy Cantwell's Chinese Whispers, which receives its world premiere at Greenwich Theatre from Thursday 13th to Sunday 23rd July 2017, with a press night on Friday 14th July. (more...)

American Repertory Theater of WNY announces the 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

American Repertory Theater of WNY will roll out the company's eleventh season with an artistic direction emphasizing three productions by Western New York playwrights, presenting a contemporary comedic adaptation on a dramatic classic bore, and bringing a legendary rock-opera to ART/WNY's stage. (more...)

Newly Formed Elliott & Harper Productions Announce First West End Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Marianne Elliott, the Olivier and Tony Award-winning director of the National Theatre's hugely successful productions of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse and producer Chris Harper's newly formed theatre company, Elliott & Harper Productions, announced the UK premiere of their first West End show today:  Simon Stephens' Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle.  (more...)

Red Lab Productions to Premiere Lasha Bugadze's NAVIGATOR IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Red Lab Productions (Boris Akunin's Hamlet. A Version) will present the World Premiere of Lasha Bugadze's Navigator in Love, directed by Adam Knight (In the Room with Slant Theatre Project) as part of the Georgian-American Theatrical Feast, a festival of new works written by playwrights from the Republic of Georgia translated into English, July 13-August 6 at Teatro Circulo (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) with performances on Thu 7/13, Fri 7/14, Sat 7/15, Sat 7/22, Wed 7/26, Thu 7/27, Fri 7/28, Fri 8/4 & Sat 8/5 @ 8pm, Sun 7/16, Sun 7/23 & Sun 8/6 @ 3pm. Tickets ($18) are available in advance at http://navigator.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006. The show will run approximately 80 minutes, with no intermission.  (more...)

Tim Daly and Tyne Daly to Star in Dorset Theatre Festival's DOWNSTAIRS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival opens its 40th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Downstairs, starring brother and sister Tim Daly and Tyne Daly, who will be appearing together for the first time on the stage. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre Present NOISES OFF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Following a hugely popular Brisbane season, Melbourne Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre's co-production of Noises Off will ignite even the chilliest of winter days and have audiences in stitches when it opens on Wednesday 12 July at Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces 2017 Autumn Programme
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse announces today two new plays for the 2017 autumn period.  Internationally-acclaimed theatre artist, Yael Farber, makes her Donmar debut directing David Harrower's haunting Knives in Hens with full casting that includes Christian Cook, Judith Roddy and Matt Ryan.  This will be the play's first major London revival since its premiere in 1995, when it instantly established Harrower as one of the UK's leading playwrights.  (more...)

PRESENT LAUGHTER's Kevin Kline Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Kevin Kline has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for PRESENT LAUGHTER. (more...)

Monica Dolan's THE B*EASTS Will Preview at Bush Theatre Before Edinburgh
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The Bush Theatre has announced that this summer it will be hosting a run of The B*easts, written and performed by Monica Dolan (W1A, Appropriate Adult, The Witness For The Prosecution). (more...)

Jutting Directs McIntyre in SEA WALL at OZ Arts 7/20
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 6, 2017

Jaclynn Jutting directs a new production of Simon Stephens' acclaimed monologue Sea Wall, presented as part of OZ Arts' local spotlight series, on Thursday, July 20, starring Nat McIntyre. Sea Wall is the first theater production within OZ Arts' TNT local spotlight series. (more...)

Slipstream Closes Season with Chekhov's THE SEAGULL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017

Slipstream proudly presents Chekhov's The Seagull, a play about the way artists destroy themselves and each other, all for the sake of the art. The company brings its third season to a close by presenting the classic as a voyeuristic examination of the characters we are and the characters we build. (more...)

Belarus Free Theatre Featuring Pussy Riot, Charles Ludlam Festival and More Slated for La MaMa's 56th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Over 50 productions of local and international artists will visit the stages of La MaMa during the 2017-2018 season. La MaMa's 56th season highlights artists of different generations, gender identities, and cultural backgrounds, who question social mores and confront stereotypes, corruption, bigotry, racism, and xenophobia in their work. (more...)

Raven Theatre Founders Michael Menendian and JoAnn Montemurro to Step Down After 35th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Raven Theatre Company today announced the theater's founders and co-artistic directors Michael Menendian and JoAnn Montemurro will retire at the end of the 2017-2018 season, after leading the company for 35 years. (more...)

THE TWILIGHT ZONE, Mike Bartlett Premiere and More Slated for Almeida Theatre's New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold said: 'We are thrilled to present three major new productions at the Almeida, including two world premieres and one rare revival. Spanning the Atlantic and beyond, this season is a timely and limitless interrogation into contemporary cultural anxieties and the power we have over our own lives.' (more...)

Michigan Shakespeare Festival Opens JULIUS CAESAR And World Premiere Translation of Chekhov's THE SEAGULL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival, the Official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan, opened their final two productions of the 2017 Season.  Saturday night was the opening of Shakespeare's political tragedy JULIUS CAESAR starring MSF Artistic Associates Robert Kauzlaric as Brutus and Brandon St. Clair Saunders as Cassius and directed by Producing Artistic Director Janice L Blixt.  (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for HAMLET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

Janet Ulrich Brooks Crowned Queen for Chicago Premiere of THE AUDIENCE at TimeLine Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

TimeLine Theatre Company announces the first production of its 2017-2018 season-the Chicago premiere of THE AUDIENCE by Peter Morgan, directed by TimeLine Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling, and featuring TimeLine Company Member Janet Ulrich Brooks in the central role of Queen Elizabeth II, August 24 - November 12, 2017 (previews August 16 - 23) at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. (more...)

BWW Review: Elements Theatre Collective Presents STUPID FUCKING BIRD
by Maggie Yates - Jul 14, 2017

'Stupid Fucking Bird,' which runs this weekend and next at various locations throughout Santa Barbara, offers a self-aware, fourth-wall-indifferent show with a wicked sense of humor. (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's JUNK Announces Stars Joining Steven Pasquale at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ito Aghayere, Phillip James Brannon, Tony Carlin, Caroline Hewitt, Rick Holmes, Ted Koch, Teresa Avia Lim, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Nate Miller, Ethan Phillips, Matthew Rauch, Matthew Saldivar, Michael Siberry, Miriam Silverman, Joey Slotnick, and Henry Stram will join Steven Pasquale to comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE NORMAN CONQUESTS at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The cast has been announced for Alan Ayckbourn's trilogy THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, which - in a first for Chichester Festival Theatre - will be staged in-the-round. (more...)

Juniper Productions to Infuse Art & Spirit with #COCKTAILPLAYS at Philadelphia Distilling
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Are you ready for a drink...and an evening of live performance? Juniper Productions has commissioned four of Philadelphia's most innovative playwrights, Alisha Adams, Josh A. Campbell, Mark Costello, and Bill D'Agostino, to premiere sweet, savory, and spicy works as part of the company's inaugural theatrical experience, #CocktailPlays. (more...)

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Opens 2017 Michigan Shakespeare Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival, the Official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan, opened their 2017 MSF Season Saturday night with an hilarious and romantic performance of Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. (more...)

THE SIMPSONS Contributing Writer Gary Apple Will Debut New Irreverent Holiday Musical at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Gary Apple, who has served as a contributing writer on hit comedy series such as "The Simpsons," will debut his new irreverent holiday musical Christmas In Hell during this summer's New York Musical Festival. (more...)

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