Casting Announced For Sell A Door's New Adaptation Of THE SILVER SWORDCasting Announced For Sell A Door's New Adaptation Of THE SILVER SWORD
by Jenny Antill - Sep 4, 2015

Ian Seraillier's highly acclaimed and much-loved children's novel, THE SILVER SWORD, will receive its world stage premiere at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre from Sat 26 Sept - Sat 3 Oct before embarking on UK Tour throughout Autumn 2015. This brand new production comes to The Old Rep from Thursday 22 - Saturday 24 October. (more...)

Official: Clark, Stubbs & Andoh Join West, McTeer & Dockery In LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSESOfficial: Clark, Stubbs & Andoh Join West, McTeer & Dockery In LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

In addition to the previously announced Michelle Dockery, Janet McTeer and Dominic West, the production will feature Adjoa Andoh, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Morfydd Clark, Edward Holcroft, Jennifer Saayeng and Una Stubbs. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Sheffield Theatres' SHOW BOATFull Cast Announced for Sheffield Theatres' SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the company for his new production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical Show Boat. (more...)

Official: Xavier and Beck to Star in Sheffield's SHOW BOAT!Official: Xavier and Beck to Star in Sheffield's SHOW BOAT!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Daniel Evans will direct Michael Xavier as Gaylord Ravenal, Gina Beck as Magnolia Hawks, Lucy Briers as Parthenia Hawks, Sandra Marvin as Queenie, Emmanuel Kojo as Joe, Rebecca Trehearn as Julie La Verne and Allan Corduner as Captain Andy Hawks. (more...)

FAME's Maureen Teefy Set for Cameo in HOLLYWOOD GIRLFAME's Maureen Teefy Set for Cameo in HOLLYWOOD GIRL
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Actress, Maureen Teefy (FAME) is set to play a cameo in HOLLYWOOD GIRL, a short scripted drama based on the true story of stage and screen actress Peg Entwistle. (more...)

Robert, Isabel Phillips Announce TAMMY THE SEAGULLRobert, Isabel Phillips Announce TAMMY THE SEAGULL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Authors Robert and Isabel Phillips live a 10 minute drive from Aberdeen harbor. They both enjoy the boats going out into the North Sea each day. One late evening, they noticed a seagull sound asleep on the deck of a boat heading out to sea. They often thought of this seagull and hoped it would come home safely. This seagull became their inspiration in writing 'Tammy The Seagull: His Magical Adventure in the North East of Scotland' (published by AuthorHouse UK). (more...)

New Pasek & Paul Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN Premieres Tonight at Arena StageNew Pasek & Paul Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN Premieres Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, presents DEAR EVAN HANSEN. The original musical, featuring a score by Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (Broadway's A Christmas Story, The Musical; Dogfight), a book by Steven Levenson (Masters of Sex) and directed by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Broadway's Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then), is a contemporary, intimate story of hope, heartache and the things in life we all need-friends, family and a place to call home. With choreography by Danny Mefford and music supervision, orchestrations and dance arrangements by Tony Award winner Alex Lacamoire, Dear Evan Hansen runs now through August 23, 2015, opening tonight, July 30, in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Danny Lee Wynter, Belinda Lang & More to Lead Nuffield's THE GLASS MENAGERIEDanny Lee Wynter, Belinda Lang & More to Lead Nuffield's THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

This October, Nuffield's Director Samuel Hodges, now in his second year leading the company, will direct a production of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. The production marks Hodges' directorial debut with Nuffield, which will feature design by Ultz (Olivier Award winner, Jerusalem, Royal Court). (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of STUPID F##KING BIRD at Victory GardensBWW TV: Watch Highlights of STUPID F##KING BIRD at Victory Gardens
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 27, 2015

Carlisle Hart, LLC presents Sideshow Theatre Company, Chicago's preeminent theater company for presenting familiar stories in unorthodox ways, in a commercial remount of their wildly successful, sold-out smash hit production of STUPID FUCKING BIRD. Aaron Posner's comic spin on Chekhov's The Seagull is directed by artistic director Jonathan L. Green, now through August 30, 2015 with Press Opening tomorrow, July 25 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: STUPID F##KING BIRD Celebrates Opening at Victory GardensPhoto Flash: STUPID F##KING BIRD Celebrates Opening at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Carlisle Hart, LLC presents Sideshow Theatre Company, Chicago's preeminent theater company for presenting familiar stories in unorthodox ways, in a commercial remount of their wildly successful, sold-out smash hit production of STUPID FUCKING BIRD. Aaron Posner's comic spin on Chekhov's The Seagull is directed by artistic director Jonathan L. Green, now through August 30, 2015. The show officially opened on July 25 at Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

Former Head of Stratford Festival, Robin Phillips Has DiedFormer Head of Stratford Festival, Robin Phillips Has Died
by Alan Henry - Jul 26, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that English actor/director Robin Phillips has died. Best known as a driving force behind the revitalization of Ontario's Stratford Festival in the 1970s, Phillips passed away yesterday, July 25, following a prolonged illness. He was 73. (more...)

Cal Shakes to Continue 41st Season with THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, 8/12-9/6Cal Shakes to Continue 41st Season with THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, 8/12-9/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2015 season with groundbreaking playwright Charles Ludlam's high-camp homage to the horror genre, The Mystery of Irma Vep. Directed by Jonathan Moscone in his final production as Cal Shakes Artistic Director, and featuring Danny Scheie and Liam Vincent, The Mystery of Irma Vep plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from August 12 through September 6. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Sets Cast of ROMEO & JULIETSheffield Theatres Sets Cast of ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the full company for Jonathan Humphreysproduction of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Humphreys directs Scott Arthur (Benvolio), Charlie Bate (Pastor), Morfydd Clark (Juliet), Joanna Croll (Lady Montague/Sister), Freddie Fox (Romeo), Michael Hodgson (Capulet), Jonny Holden (Tybalt), Hugh John (The Prince), Robin Kingsland (Montague), Andrew Leung (Paris/Abram), Rachel Lumberg (The Nurse), Simon Manyonder (Mercutio),Shaun Mason (Sampson/Capitan), Joshua Miles (Peter/Gregory/Balthasar) and Natalie Thomas (Lady Capulet). The production opens on 23 September, with previews from 17 September, and runs until 17 October. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots from STUPID F##KING BIRD at Victory GardensPhoto Flash: New Shots from STUPID F##KING BIRD at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Carlisle Hart, LLC presents Sideshow Theatre Company, Chicago's preeminent theater company for presenting familiar stories in unorthodox ways, in a commercial remount of their wildly successful, sold-out smash hit production of STUPID FUCKING BIRD. Aaron Posner's comic spin on Chekhov's The Seagull is directed by artistic director Jonathan L. Green, now through August 30, 2015 with Press Opening tomorrow, July 25 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a fresh look at the cast in action below, plus click here for more photos! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/23/2015 - Colin Quinn Tells His NEW YORK STORY and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/23/2015 - Colin Quinn Tells His NEW YORK STORY and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 23, 2015

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: Colin Quinn tells his story off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Tony Winner Michael Mayer to Direct Broadway Vets in Film Adaptation of Checkhov's THE SEAGULLTony Winner Michael Mayer to Direct Broadway Vets in Film Adaptation of Checkhov's THE SEAGULL
by Movies News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Tony winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, American Idiot and Hedwig And The Angry Inch) has lined up an all-star cast for his upcoming film adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Producer Tara Smith Joins DCPA Board of TrusteesAN AMERICAN IN PARIS Producer Tara Smith Joins DCPA Board of Trustees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

At its recent June Board meeting, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts' (DCPA) appointed Broadway producer Tara Smith as an incoming Trustee. (more...)

Elisabeth Moss, Brian Dennehy and Mare Winningham Round Out Michael Mayer's Big Screen Adaptation of THE SEAGULLElisabeth Moss, Brian Dennehy and Mare Winningham Round Out Michael Mayer's Big Screen Adaptation of THE SEAGULL
by Jessica Showers - Jul 22, 2015

Filming is underway in New York City for Tony-winning director Michael Mayer's big screen version of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, adapted by playwright Stephen Karam. And the full cast is set! (more...)

Actor's Express to Open 28th Season with STUPID F*CKING BIRDActor's Express to Open 28th Season with STUPID F*CKING BIRD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

The 2015-2016 season at Actor's Express kicks off with the Atlanta premiere of Aaron Posner's Stupid F*cking Bird directed by Freddie Ashley September 12 - October 11. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at STUPID F##KING BIRD at Victory GardensPhoto Flash: First Look at STUPID F##KING BIRD at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Carlisle Hart, LLC presents Sideshow Theatre Company, Chicago's preeminent theater company for presenting familiar stories in unorthodox ways, in a commercial remount of their wildly successful, sold-out smash hit production of STUPID FUCKING BIRD. Aaron Posner's comic spin on Chekhov's The Seagull is directed by artistic director Jonathan L. Green, from July 23 through August 30, 2015 with Press Opening Saturday, July 25 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Gloucester Stage Presents New England Premiere by Irish PlaywrightPhoto Flash: Gloucester Stage Presents New England Premiere by Irish Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

Gloucester Stage proudly presents the New England Premiere of Enda Walsh's The New Electric Ballroom from July 23 through August 15 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Dorothy Lyman to Direct Karen Ludwig in WHERE WAS I? at Theatre 54Dorothy Lyman to Direct Karen Ludwig in WHERE WAS I? at Theatre 54
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Acclaimed stage and screen actress Karen Ludwig will star in WHERE WAS I? directed by two-time Emmy Award winner Dorothy Lyman. Previews begin September 1 at Theatre 54. Opening is slated for Thursday, September 3. (more...)

Rob Campbell, Amber Gray and More to Lead CSC's GREEK FESTIVAL This FallRob Campbell, Amber Gray and More to Lead CSC's GREEK FESTIVAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Classical Greek theatre will take over Classic Stage Company when it begins its 2015/2016 season with the inaugural GREEK FESTIVAL! (more...)

Haydn Gwynne, Stephen Bogardus, Lauren Molina and More to Lead Huntington's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC This FallHaydn Gwynne, Stephen Bogardus, Lauren Molina and More to Lead Huntington's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2015-2016 season with the Tony Award-winning musical A Little Night Music, Stephen Sondheim's most romantic and popular work. Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (after all the terrible things I do; Smart People; Rapture, Blister, Burn; and Becky Shaw) will direct. Performances will run September 11 - October 11, 2015 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

Sutton Foster Leads Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY, Opening Tonight at the City CenterSutton Foster Leads Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY, Opening Tonight at the City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Directed by Leigh Silverman and choreographed by Sonya Tayeh, THE WILD PARTY will run tonight, July 15, through July 18 at New York City Center. (more...)

Michael Laurence & Annette O'Toole to Lead HAMLET IN BED at RattlestickMichael Laurence & Annette O'Toole to Lead HAMLET IN BED at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that Hamlet In Bed, written by Michael Laurence and directed by Lisa Peterson, will begin previews Friday, August 28, at 8pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place.  Joining Mr. Laurence in the cast is Annette O'Toole.  The official opening night is set for Thursday, September 10; the production will run through Sunday, October 25. (more...)

David Fielder and Nigel Hastings to Lead AND THEN COME THE NIGHTJARS at Theatre503David Fielder and Nigel Hastings to Lead AND THEN COME THE NIGHTJARS at Theatre503
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

David Fielder and Nigel Hastings will star in the first show in Theatre503's autumn season, And Then Come The Nightjars by Bea Roberts. (more...)

Adam McKay Teams with Funny Or Die for Broadway-Bound ARCHIE MusicalAdam McKay Teams with Funny Or Die for Broadway-Bound ARCHIE Musical
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Writer/Director Adam McKay (Anchorman, Talladega Nights, You're Welcome America) and Funny Or Die have joined forces with Archie Comics,one of the most popular comics ever produced, to bring Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and the Riverdale gang to Broadway in an all-new musical.  McKay is slated to bring his singular brand of comedy to the musical, writing the book for the show, with a creative team and timing for a New York run to be announced at a later date. (more...)

Michael Mayer to Helm West End Revival of FUNNY GIRL, Starring Sheridan SmithMichael Mayer to Helm West End Revival of FUNNY GIRL, Starring Sheridan Smith
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that award-winning actress Sheridan Smith returns to the theatre to play Fanny Brice in a major new revival of Funny Girl. (more...)

MTC to Stage Harold Pinter's BETRAYALMTC to Stage Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Acclaimed actress Alison Bell finds herself at the centre of a love triangle in Betrayal, Harold Pinter's most arresting relationship drama. Created by the State Theatre Company of South Australia and directed by its Artistic Director Geordie Brookman, Betrayal opens at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner on Saturday 29 August 2015 after seasons in Adelaide and Canberra. (more...)

Pearl Theater to Open 2015-16 Season With A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMPearl Theater to Open 2015-16 Season With A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

The Pearl Theatre Company (Artistic Director, Hal Brooks) will begin its 2015-2016 season with Bedlam Theater Artistic Director Eric Tucker's fresh take on William Shakespeare's classic A Midsummer Night's Dream,following a highly successful engagement of the production at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival this summer. Midsummer kicks off the Pearl's 32nd season, which will continue in the spring with the New York Premiere of Aaron Posner's Stupid Fu**ing Bird in and a World Premiere adaptation by Mark Shanahan of George Feydeau's Le Dindon, entitled The Dingdong. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with the Costume Designer of Huntington Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICSTAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with the Costume Designer of Huntington Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2015

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2015-2016 season with the Tony Award-winning musical A Little Night Music, Stephen Sondheim's most romantic and popular work, led by Tony and Olivier nominee Haydn Gwynne, as well as Broadway's Stephen Bogardus and Lauren Molina. Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (after all the terrible things I do; Smart People; Rapture, Blister, Burn; and Becky Shaw) will direct. Performances will run September 11 - October 11, 2015 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. Check out the video below on outfitting the cast in the show! (more...)

Playhouse on the Square to Present THE MATCHMAKERPlayhouse on the Square to Present THE MATCHMAKER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Playhouse on the Square is proud to present the classic American comedy, The Matchmaker. The Matchmaker follows the exploits of Dolly Levi, a widow who arranges marriages for New Yorkers at the turn of the 20th century. Hired by a local merchant to find a wife, Dolly sets her sights on the eligible bachelor herself! Slapstick, mistaken identity, and secret rendezvous ensue in this uproarious comedy from the Pulitzer-prize winning playwright, Thornton Wilder.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Lauren Molina, Stephen Bogardus, Haydn Gwynne and More in Huntington's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Lauren Molina, Stephen Bogardus, Haydn Gwynne and More in Huntington's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2015-2016 season with the Tony Award-winning musical A Little Night Music, Stephen Sondheim's most romantic and popular work, led by Tony and Olivier nominee Haydn Gwynne, as well as Broadway's Stephen Bogardus and Lauren Molina. Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (after all the terrible things I do; Smart People; Rapture, Blister, Burn; and Becky Shaw) will direct. Performances will run September 11 - October 11, 2015 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre.  BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group to Open 6th Season with ROMEO & JULIET and THE MANDRAKEQuintessence Theatre Group to Open 6th Season with ROMEO & JULIET and THE MANDRAKE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its sixth season of progressive classic theatre with Shakespeare's romantic tragedy ROMEO AND JULIET presented in rotating repertory with Wallace Shawn's celebrated translation of Machiavelli's sex comedy THE MANDRAKE. A nine actor repertory ensemble comprised of Quintessence's best and director Alexander Burns will continue to establish Quintessence's brand of full throttle epic classic theatre for today. ROMEO AND JULIET will begin previews on Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 3 at 8pm.  THE MANDRAKE will begin previews on Wednesday, October 14 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 17 at 8pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Brink Productions to Present THE ASPIRATIONS OF DAISE MORROWBrink Productions to Present THE ASPIRATIONS OF DAISE MORROW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

This October (10-24) at the Adelaide Festival Centre's Space Theatre, Brink Productions presents the world premiere season of The Aspirations of Daise Morrow - a new work based on a short story by Australian writer and Nobel Prize recipient, Patrick White, featuring a cast led by Paul Blackwell and Kris McQuade - two of the country's greatest theatre actors - and with live music by Zephyr Quartet. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of STUPID F*CKING BIRD at Actor's ExpressPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of STUPID F*CKING BIRD at Actor's Express
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

The 2015-2016 season at Actor's Express kicks off with the Atlanta premiere of Aaron Posner's STUPID F*CKING BIRD directed by Freddie Ashley, running September 12 - October 11. Sometimes you just want to give the world the bird. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

BLOOMSDAY, MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY and More Set for ACT's 2015 SeasonBLOOMSDAY, MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY and More Set for ACT's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

A Contemporary Theatre announces a wide range of dynamic shows to close out its 50th year. (more...)

Ben Thompson to Make Solo Debut at 54 Below Next WeekBen Thompson to Make Solo Debut at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Ben Thompson in his solo show debut for a one-night-only performance, Tuesday, August 25th, at 9:30 PM.  Thompson will take the audience on a genre-bending sonic journey through some of his favorite songs - spanning rock, rap and punk, to Broadway, jazz and even some original tunes.  (more...)

Dassia N. Posner Set for STUPID F-ING BIRD Panel at Sideshow Theatre, 8/21Dassia N. Posner Set for STUPID F-ING BIRD Panel at Sideshow Theatre, 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

STUPID FUCKING BIRD, a Sideshow Theatre Company production running through August 30th at Victory Gardens Theater, will hold a panel discussion on Friday, August 21st immediately following the 7:30 p.m. show. The panel will feature theatre historian and dramaturg Dassia N. Posner (of no relation to playwright Aaron Posner) as she discusses her take on this "sort-of-adaptation" of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull. (more...)

59E59 Theaters Sets Fall 2015 Shows: DESIRE, PONDLING & More59E59 Theaters Sets Fall 2015 Shows: DESIRE, PONDLING & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

59E59 Theaters has announced the line-up of shows for Fall 2015.  All performances take place at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues).  Ticket prices and performance schedules vary. For tickets, call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Tony Nominees Kate Baldwin & Erin Dilly Join Cast of SONGBIRD at 59E59 TheatersTony Nominees Kate Baldwin & Erin Dilly Join Cast of SONGBIRD at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

59E59 Theaters has announced that Tony Award nominees Kate Baldwin (Big Fish, Finian's Rainbow) and Erin Dilly (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, A Christmas Story, The Musical) have joined the cast of SONGBIRD, which is part of 59E59 Theaters' 5A Season. (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of THE ODYSSEY: MISSING PRESUMED DEADFull Cast Set for World Premiere of THE ODYSSEY: MISSING PRESUMED DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

English Touring Theatre and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse today announce the full cast for the world premiere of their co-production of The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead. The production reunites Simon Armitage and Nick Bagnall after their recent collaborations on The Last Days of Troy and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Nick Bagnall directs Lee Armstrong, Simon Dutton, Roger Evans, Polly Frame, David Hartley, Ranjit Krishnamma, Chris Reilly, Sule Rimi, Danusia Samal, Colin Tierney and Susie Trayling. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winner THE FLICK Begins 8/20 at Gloucester StagePulitzer Prize Winner THE FLICK Begins 8/20 at Gloucester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Gloucester Stage presents Annie Baker's The Flick from August 20 through September 12 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Flick, follows three underpaid employees of a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts as they mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state while also revealing touching and funny truths about their search for identity. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles of the movie theater, becoming more compelling than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. In The Flick playwright Annie Baker uses keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye to create a funny and heartfelt cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world. In addition to winning a Pulitzer Prize for The Flick, Ms. Baker also received the Susan Smith Blackburn Award and an Obie Award for Playwriting. (more...)

Photo Flash: Maureen Teefy's One-Woman Show A SUBJECT FOR A SHORT STORY Plays fanatic Salon TheatrePhoto Flash: Maureen Teefy's One-Woman Show A SUBJECT FOR A SHORT STORY Plays fanatic Salon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Actress, Maureen Teefy shared the most memorable moments of her life to a sold-out, two-night engagement of her one-woman show A Subject for a Short Story at the fanatic Salon Theatre in Culver City on August 14th & 15th. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival's New Play Reading Series to Close with Kate Moira Ryan's HIPSTERLY EVER AFTERDorset Theatre Festival's New Play Reading Series to Close with Kate Moira Ryan's HIPSTERLY EVER AFTER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Dorset Theatre Festival's 2015 New Play Reading Series concludes on Monday, August 24th with Kate Moira Ryan's Hipsterly Ever After. Ryan is a New York-based playwright whose play The Beebo Brinker Chronicles, produced off-Broadway by Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner, won a GLAAD Award. She was also a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn prize for her play Hadley's Mistake. She has received numerous fellowships including the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship to EST, the Sundance Institute, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Directing the reading is Mark Armstrong, Director of New Work for off-Broadway's Keen Company and the Executive Director for The 24 Hour Plays. Recent directing credits include Christopher Shinn's The Coming World, Lucas Hnath's Odile's Ordeal (both Williamstown) and Dan O'Brien's From Kandahar to Canada (EST). (more...)

Britt Michael Gordon to Star in Mad Cow Theatre's TRIBES; ASL Performances Set!Britt Michael Gordon to Star in Mad Cow Theatre's TRIBES; ASL Performances Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Mad Cow Theatre is delighted to announce the cast and creative team for its upcoming run of Tribes by Nina Raine. Tribes is set to open August 21, 2015 in The Zehngebot-Stonerock Theatre as the tenth and final production of Season 18.  Mad Cow Theatre is thrilled to be able to offer American Sign Language interpretation for the matinee performance on August 23 as well as the evening performances on September 4 & 17. (more...)

Shaw Festival Names Tim Carroll as Next Artistic DirectorShaw Festival Names Tim Carroll as Next Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Andy Pringle, Chair of the Board of Governors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Carroll as the next Artistic Director of the Shaw Festival. As Artistic Director Designate, Carroll will work with current Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell during the 2016 season to familiarize himself with the complex workings of The Shaw and plan his first season. He will officially take the helm of the Shaw Festival on December 1, 2016 at the start of the 2017 season. (more...)

Redtwist Theatre Welcomes Six New Company MembersRedtwist Theatre Welcomes Six New Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Redtwist Theatre is thrilled to announce the addition of six new company members for the 15-16 season and beyond. (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Sets 2015-16 Season of Theatre, Dance & MoreAbrons Arts Center Sets 2015-16 Season of Theatre, Dance & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. Since becoming Abrons Director in 2006, Jay Wegman has done much more than maintain 'one of the last standing locations for avant-garde performance downtown' (The New York Times, 2009). He has created an arts venue that is unique on the city's cultural landscape, presenting an international mix of cutting-edge performing and visual artists, both established and emerging, from across the country and around the world, as well as from New York City. (more...)

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