Opera Saratoga Sets 2016 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28 through July 17, 2016. The season will feature three new productions at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, New York, along with a diverse slate of recitals and concerts at multiple locations in Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, and Albany. (more...)

Tonic Theatre Honours Women in Theatre with TONIC CELEBRATES
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

Tonic Theatre today announces the inaugural Tonic Celebrates event which is a new initiative for the company celebrating the achievements of inspirational women in theatre. For the first event on 22 June at Ambassadors Theatre, Tonic Theatre's Director Lucy Kerbel will be in conversation with multi award-winning lighting designer Paule Constable, Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre Indhu Rubasingham, and playwright Jessica Swale. Tickets for the event start from just £5 (0207 395 5405/www.theambassadorstheatre.co.uk). (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 6/6/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/2; THE 39 STEPS in Pittsburgh, STEEL MAGNOLIAS in Cleveland and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 3, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Portland and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE 39 STEPS at Pittsburgh CLO, a 'must-see' STEEL MAGNOLIAS in Cleveland, and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at Portland Center Stage, just to name a few. (more...)

The Friday 5: THE LITTLE MERMAID's Hatty King and Brittany Andersen
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 3, 2016

Nashville's Circle Players unveils the first regional production of The Little Mermaid, the new musical that's sure to be on virtually every stage in Middle Tennessee in the next year. Lipscomb Academy grad Hatty King takes on the role of Ariel, under the direction of Brittany Blaire Andersen, who makes her Circle Players directorial debut with the production. (more...)

THE MOUSETRAP to Open 60th Anniversary Tour at Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

?Agatha Christie's beloved murder mystery The Mousetrap will begin the final leg of its record-breaking, and first ever, UK tour at Glasgow Theatre Royal on Monday 12 September.  (more...)

Mirirai Sithole Awarded Classic Stage Company's Rosemarie Tichler Fund Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Classic Stage Company has announced that Mirirai Sithole is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. The Fund was established in 2010 with the mission to assist young actors who have appeared at CSC and who have recently made the transition from their training into the profession. The $3,000 grant can be used by the young artist to continue training or to offset loans they may have incurred while studying their craft. With the grant, CSC hopes to make a difference in the lives of young actors at the start of their careers as well as to heighten awareness in the community to the specific needs of actors.  (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival to Continue Reading Series with A DOLL's HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

July 11, 7 PM, as part of their nationally renowned New Play Readings, Dorset Theatre Festival presents director, writer, and translator, Royston Coppenger's exciting re-imagining of Henrik Ibsen's classic play- A Doll's House. Developed by acclaimed director John Gould Rubin, Coppenger and Rubin have found new resonance for our times in the play that astonished its audiences when first produced. Dorset Theatre Festival is excited to be able to support the art of translation, with this stunning new adaptation destined to please and entertain audiences for years to come. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL Announces UK Tour in 2017
by Marianka Swain - Jun 27, 2016

Hot on the heels of a record-breaking, critically acclaimed West End run, this new production of FUNNY GIRL embarks on a major national tour in 2017. The five-star production opens at Manchester Palace, where it runs for a week from 20 February, before touring to venues including Milton Keynes Theatre, Liverpool Empire, Bristol Hippodrome, Stoke Regent Theatre, His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen, Edinburgh Playhouse, New Victoria Theatre Woking, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Birmingham Hippodrome, Newcastle Theatre Royal, Mayflower Theatre Southampton, King's Theatre Glasgow, Nottingham Theatre Royal and Southend Cliffs Pavilion. Further tour dates and casting yet to be announced. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kinnear and Syal at Ian Charleson Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

To commemorate and celebrate the life of Ian Charleson, The Sunday Times and the National Theatre collaborate annually to present these awards for outstanding performances anywhere in the UK by actors under the age of thirty in a classical role - defined as one in a play written before 1918. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company to Open Stephen Sondheim's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2016-2017 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George, Stephen Sondheim's stunning masterpiece about love, inspiration, and "the art of making art." Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (A Little Night Music) will direct. Performances will run September 9 - October 16, 2016 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. Tickets are now on sale to the general public. (more...)

Helen McCrory-starring THE DEEP BLUE SEA To Be Broadcast In Cinemas on 1 September
by Marianka Swain - Jun 21, 2016

Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's, THE DEEP BLUE SEA will be broadcast live to cinemas around the world from the National's Lyttelton Theatre on 1 September at 7pm. (more...)

Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP Begins Final Leg of Record-breaking UK Tour
by Marianka Swain - Jun 2, 2016

Agatha Christie's beloved murder mystery THE MOUSETRAP will begin the final leg of its record-breaking, and first ever, UK tour at Glasgow Theatre Royal on 12th September. The tour will then visit Swindon, Cardiff, Wakefield, Perth, Ayr, Edinburgh, Guildford, Birmingham, Tunbridge Wells, Isle of Wight, Derry, Oxford, Carlisle and Aberystwyth. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at World Premiere of Craig Lucas' I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU at Huntington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the world premiere of I Was Most Alive with You written and directed by Craig Lucas (Prelude to a Kiss at the Huntington and An American in Paris on Broadway) and performed both in English and American Sign Language. Performances began Friday, May 27 and continue through June 26, 2016 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. Check out photos below! (more...)

Broadway Vets to Lead THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced the full cast and creative team for THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, the Tony Award-winning play by Alfred Uhry, directed by Will Pomerantz. The production will run June 28 - July 24. (more...)

BWW Review: EPAC Shines With VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 17, 2016

Pat Kautter directs playwritght/actor Christopher Durang's comedy of three siblings who don't quite respect each other. But weren't they all warned to beware of the mysterious Hootie Pie? (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS, AIDA & More Set for Moonlight's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Steven Glaudini, producing artistic director of Moonlight Stage Productions, announces the 2017 season at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/16/16- Danny Burstein
by Stage Tube - Jun 16, 2016

Happy Birthday, Danny Burstein! On Broadway, Burstein's appearances have included A Little Hotel on the Side (1992), Yakov in The Seagull (1992-93), in Saint Joan and Three Men on a Horse (both in 1993), Paul in Company (1995), 1st Officer William Murdoch in Titanic (1997-99), Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone (2006-07), Luther Billis in South Pacific (2008-10), and Taxi Driver in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (2010-11). He played the role of Buddy Plummer in the Kennedy Center production of Follies, which went on to play Broadway's Marquis Theatre and LA's Ahmanson Theatre. He is currently starring in the Roundabout revival of Cabaret, for which he earned a 2014 Tony nomination. (more...)

Feast of Arts Fest Shows to Play the Alexander Bar Upstairs Theatre in Cape Town
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Cape Town's Alexander Bar, Cafe and Theatre will host a series of seven productions starting on 20 June, all of which are en route to the 2016 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. Satire, stand-up comedy, drama, physical theatre, musical theatre, experimental theatre and cabaret all form a part of the diverse line-up. (more...)

Michael C. Hall Will Lead Reading of Will Eno's GNIT; John Doyle Set to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Michael C. Hall will headline a one-night night only reading of Will Eno's play GNIT, adapted from Henrik Ibsen's PEER GYNT Monday evening, June 20 at 7 pm at CSC (136 East 13th Street) as part of the theater's FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL IBSEN, presented in conjunction with the company current production of PEER GYNT, directed by John Doyle and runs through this Sunday, June 19. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at International City Theatre's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

 International City Theatre presents a send-up of Chekhov's plays that is so completely hilarious, it doesn't even matter if you think Chekhov is just the name of that Russian guy on Star Trek. Mary Jo DuPrey helms a new production of the deliciously wacky, Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang for aJune 10 opening, with two low-priced previews taking place on June 8 and June 9. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE SEAGULL at The Artistic Home
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

In The Artistic Home's production of Anton Chekhov's classic comedy of unrequited love and unrealized dreams, The Seagull, Company Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra (a Jeff Award nominee for The Artistic Home's Sweet Bird of Youth) plays the role of Madame Arkadina, the fading actress in love with a younger man, Trigorin. Scot West, previously seen at The Artistic Home in Watch on the Rhine, Interrogation and Miracle on 34th Street and in Griffin's Men Should Weep is the writer Trigorin. Brookelyn Hebert, of AH's Macbeth and Cut to the Chase, plays the young actress Nina, who is a rival to Arkadina for Trigorin's affections. In the role of Arkadina's son Konstantin, who competes with Trigorin for Nina's love, is AH ensemble member Julian Hester, a Jeff nominee for The Late Henry Moss. (more...)

The First-Timers Club: Hats Off to the New Tony Nominees of 2016!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jun 10, 2016

From royalty, to rockers; revolutionaries to refugees- check out who's new to the Tony block this year, below! (more...)

BWW Review: Gender and Performance Under the Spotlight in ACTRESSES: AN ADAPTATION OF CHEKHOV'S 'THE SEAGULL' at #NAF2016
by David Fick - Jul 9, 2016

ACTRESSES: AN ADAPTATION OF CHEKHOV'S 'The Seagull' is the kind of production that captures one's attention. The poster is excellent, with an image that is as provocative as production company Black Hole Collective's description of their work. Anon Chekhov's 1895 drama was first produced the following year and became a landmark play in Konstantin Stanislavsky's 1898 staging for the Moscow Art Theatre. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Solo Celebration at Greenhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Casting is now complete for the Greenhouse Theater's Solo Celebration!, as Artistic Director Jacob Harvey announced the remaining performers to be featured in solo works being presented now through February 2017. The A-list group of Chicago performers joining the Solo Celebration include: Linda Reiter as Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy in "Rose," directed by Steve Scott and running August 19 - September 25; Gene Weygandt as Matty in "Uncle Phillip's Coat," directed by Elizabeth Margolius and running November 27 - December 31; and Will Allan as Chester in "Circumference of a Squirrel," directed by Jacob Harvey and running January 13 - February 12, 2017.  (more...)

Harold Perrineau, Joel Grey, Tavi Gevinson, Celia Keenan-Bolger & More Will Join Diane Lane in THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced additional cast members joining Diane Lane in a new production of The Cherry Orchard. (more...)

ACTLab to Present New Musical BAD APPLES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Bad Apples is the new rock musical inspired by the real-life prisoner abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Bad Apples seeks to answer the simple question: How in God's name did this happen? Two soldiers ended up pregnant by fellow soldier Charles Graner; both women wanted to marry him, competed with each other to win his love, and enthusiastically tortured prisoners together, documenting most of it in pictures that later leaked and shocked the world. (more...)

Semicolon Theatre Company to Bring Zoe Kamil's #BLESSED to FringeNYC, 8/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Semicolon Theatre Company (Producer, Alexa Derman) is proud to present the World Premiere of Zoe Kamil's #BLESSED, directed by Miranda Cornell as part of the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - Fringe NYC. The production will run August 12-28 at Teatro SEA (107 Suffolk Street) with performances on Saturday, August 13 at 4:30pm, Thursday, August 18 at 7:15pm, Sunday, August 21 at 12pm, Wednesday, August 24 at 9:45pm, and Thursday, August 25 at 7pm. Tickets ($18) will go on sale Friday, July 15 and will be available online at www.blessedplay.com. (more...)

GIRL to Run 8/2-17 at Annex Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Annex Theatre will present Girl, a generative, site-specific production directed by Mary Hubert and created by The Ensemble. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL comes to Glasgow King's Theatre in 2017
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 6, 2016

FUNNY GIRL comes to Glasgow King's Theatre in 2017 (more...)

Louis Cancelmi Replaces Injured David Harbour in the Public's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA; Opening Pushed Back
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Louis Cancelmi, last seen as Caliban in the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest, has joined the company of TROILUS AND CRESSIDA as Achilles. He is replacing David Harbour who suffered an injury during previews and will be unable to complete the run. The new press opening will now be Tuesday, August 9. (more...)

BWW Review: Quotidian's THE LADY WITH THE LITTLE DOG a Gorgeous Chamber Piece
by Andrew White - Jul 25, 2016

The Lady with the Little Dog is one of Chekhov's most beloved short stories, and it is especially gratifying to see that Director/Designer Stephanie Mumford has taken The Lady with the Little Dog and created an intimate one-hour visit to late 19th-century Russia. Beginning in an idyllic resort on the Black Sea, Mumford uses live music from the period - performed impeccably by Christine Khrarazian, accompanied by pianist Zachary Roberts-and a sequence of film footage and projections of seascapes by the Russian artist Aivazovsky to bring us into Chekhov's world. (more...)

BWW Reviews: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Offers an Odd Night of Fun at Riverside Community Players
by Stacy Davies - Jul 22, 2016

Christopher Durang's comedy in which he tosses Chekhovian themes and characters into a blender is not a great play, whether one is familiar with Chekhov or not, but it is typical Durang. (more...)

Chuck Cooper Rounds Out Roundabout's THE CHERRY ORCHARD Cast, Starring Diane Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Just announced this afternoon, Roundabout Theatre Company will welcome Chuck Cooper as 'Pischik,' joining Diane Lane, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey in a new production of The Cherry Orchard. (more...)

DISGRACED at The Circuit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Pulitzer Prize-Winning drama Disgraced opens August 19th at The Circuit Playhouse. Amir Kapoor, a Muslim-American lawyer, and his wife, Emily, an artist influenced by Islamic imagery, enjoy their comfortable life on New York's Upper East Side. When a co-worker and her husband come to dinner, what begins as polite table conversation explodes, leaving everyone's relationships and beliefs about race and identity irrevocably damaged. Disgraced challenges the audience to think about the purpose of faith, relationships between white and non-white races in contemporary America, and about the process and responsibilities of creating art. (more...)

Artful Living to Stage THE LITTLE MERMAID This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Looking for a great weekend experience packed with music, laughter and joy for every age? (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/12/2016 - 7/19/2016
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/12/2016 - 7/19/2016. (more...)

Libby Winters and Ito Aghayere Set For UNIFORMS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Director Jimmy Maize (Spoon River Anthology at The Invisible Dog) and BOSS (En Garde Arts) will lead actresses Libby Winters (American Idiot) and Ito Aghayere (Lortel Nomination for Familiar at Playwrights Horizons) in Uniforms by Jeffrey James Keyes (The End of Days &Imaginary Friends) next month in the Samuel French 41st Annual Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival in New York City. (more...)

Sean Campion, Niamh Cusack, Ruta Gedmintas, Matthew Lewis Set to Star in the London Premiere of UNFAITHFUL at Found111
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed, sold out productions of The Dazzle and Bug at Found111, Emily Dobbs Productions is thrilled to present the London premiere of Unfaithful, a blackly comic new play starring Sean Campion (The Borgias, Stones in his Pockets), Niamh Cusack (Heartbeat, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time), Ruta Gedmintas (The Strain, The Tudors) and Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter film series, The Syndicate). (more...)

BWW Blog: 11 Ways to Make More Amazing! National Arts Festival Days
by David Fick - Jul 14, 2016

With the National Arts Festival having come to a close, many people are reflecting on what they took away from their experiences in Grahamstown over the past two weeks. I have based my observations on conversations I had with artists, festival-goers, technicians and my own experience of this year's edition of '11 days of amazing'. (more...)

San Diego Film Festival to Honor Oscar Nominee Annette Bening
by Movies News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The San Diego International Film Festival has chosen actress Annette Bening as the recipient of the Gregory Peck Award for Excellence in Cinema. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE's George Takei Boards PACIFIC OVERTURES at Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

George Takei, who recently starred in the Broadway musical Allegiance, has been cast as 'Reciter' in Classic Stage Company's upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's PACIFIC OVERTURES, to be directed by Tony Award winner (and 2016 Tony Award nominee) John Doyle, who this season takes the reins as Artistic Director of the vital East Village theater company. (more...)

Richard Armitage, Amy Ryan & More Will Lead Mike Bartlett's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE; Michael Mayer Set to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is thrilled to announce the complete cast of Mike Bartlett's (King Charles III) new play, Love, Love Love, directed by Michael Mayer. The cast includes Richard Armitage (The Hobbit), Alex Hurt (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Zoe Kazan (The Seagull), Ben Rosenfield ('Boardwalk Empire') and two-time Tony nominee Amy Ryan ('The Office,' A Streetcar Named Desire). The production is part of Roundabout's 50th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Peterborough Players to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home that is owned by their movie-star sister, Masha. When Masha swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike, old resentments flare up, leading to threats to sell the house.  (more...)

Gawn Grainger Replaces John Hurt in Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE ENTERTAINER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Gawn Grainger has joined the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company production of The Entertainer, which began rehearsals this week. Gawn is playing Billy Rice and replaces John Hurt who, on the advice of his doctors, recently had to withdraw from the production. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell Join Caryl Churchill's PIGS AND DOGS
by Marianka Swain - Jul 1, 2016

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell have been cast in Caryl Churchill's new 10-minute play PIGS AND DOGS. Rehearsals start on Monday 11 July 2016. Pigs and Dogs runs from Wednesday 20 July 2016 to Saturday 30 July 2016 in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. Press night is on Friday 22 July 2016, 6.30pm. (more...)


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Rubicon Theatre Company to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Students from Rubicon Theatre Company are currently in rehearsals for what is sure to be a 'master-peach' of a production - a delightfully offbeat musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved book James and the Giant Peach JR. (more...)

Harbor Stage Company to Premiere THE KRITIK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

The Harbor Stage Company continues its 5th season with the World Premiere of an original comedy by Harbor co-founder Brenda Withers. Set in an imagined province of 19th century Russia, The Kritik tells the story of a small-town writer struggling to turn in his first honest review. Originally commissioned by the Professional Actors Training Program at UNC Chapel Hill, the faux-period piece offers a spirited look at candor, corruption, and community. (more...)

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