Riant Theatre Announces 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director), a nonprofit theatre supporting playwrights and theatremakers of diverse cultural backgrounds, is holding the Launch Party for its annual Strawberry One-Act and Theatre Festival on Saturday, June 25, 2016, 3pm at the Poet's Den Theatre (309 East 108th Street, NYC). The evening will include the presentation of 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award For Outstanding Achievement In Television and Theatre to the Emmy-winning stage, film and TV actor Joe Morton, Tony Nominee and eight time AUDELCO Award winner, Andre De Shields, the acclaimed Broadway and television actress Barbara Montgomery, and multiple Grammy Award winner, Broadway musical director and arranger Chapman Roberts. A reception with food, drinks and dancing will follow. Tickets ($50 before June 15th; $60 after that date) are available through The Riant Theatre's website (www.therianttheatre.com) and by calling the box office at 646-623-3488. They can also be purchased (cash only) at the door. (more...)

Second Thought Theatre to Conclude 2016 Season with A KID LIKE JAKE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Second Thought Theatre brings its thrilling 2016 season to a close with the area premiere of A Kid Like Jake, by Daniel Pearle. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/9/2016 - SHINING CITY at Irish Rep and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 9, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS: SHINING CITY starring Matthew Broderick opens tonight at Irish Repertory Theatre! (more...)

Cathy Tyson To Lead THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Birmingham Rep and Leicester Curve
by Marianka Swain - Jun 30, 2016

Today, Curve Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster, announces the cast for his production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated actress Cathy Tyson will star as the iconic Lady Bracknell in Foster's stylish reimagining of Wilde's much-loved comedy. Cathy is best known for her role in the multi-award winning film Mona Lisa, classic ITV drama series Band of Gold and her stage work with the RSC and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 26, 2016
by - Jun 26, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 25, 2016
by - Jun 25, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Edward Bennett and Lisa Dillon Lead RSC's MUCH ADO and LOVE'S LABOURS LOST London Transfer
by Marianka Swain - Jun 24, 2016

The RSC's hugely acclaimed 2014 pairing of Love's Labour's Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (or Love's Labour's Won) arrives in London this Christmas, following runs at Chichester Festival Theatre and Manchester Opera House. From 9 December 2016 to 18 March 2017, Edward Bennett and Lisa Dillon will delight audiences at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in Christopher Luscombe's elegant, effervescent productions. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Beautiful Aerial View of Central Park's Delacorte Theater
by Michael Dale - Jun 24, 2016

The creation of this favorite New York cultural institution was once a controversial legal issue. (more...)

Chill Out with SUMMER SHORTS 2016 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

59E59 Theaters is thrilled to welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2016, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 10th season. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of DIARY OF A MADMAN at Gate Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 23, 2016

Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre Christopher Haydon today announces the full cast for the world premiere DIARY OF A MADMAN. Haydon directs Deborah Arnott (Mavra Sheeran), Liam Brennan (Pop Sheeran), Lois Chimimba (Mel McCloud), Guy Clark (Matthew White) and Louise McMenemy (Sophie Sheeran). Following the success of the Gate Theatre's recent Fringe First winning The Christians and Grounded, Diary of a Madman marks the Gate Theatre's third visit to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 19, 2016
by - Jun 19, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 18, 2016
by - Jun 18, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Cool Off This Summer with NYC Theatre - A Complete Guide of the Hottest Shows of the Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

Where better to escape the New York City heat than in the comfort of a theatre? Below, we're rounding up some of the hottest shows of the summer- brought to you by The New York City Spectacular! (more...)

BWW Review: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Birmingham Royal Ballet, June 2016
by Emma Cann - Jun 18, 2016

In a landmark year packed with Shakespearean productions to celebrate the 400th birthday of the Bard, the Birmingham Royal Ballet perform John Cranko's The Taming of the Shrew for the very first time. This adaptation is faithful to Shakespeare's source material; three suitors to the beautiful Bianca (Hortensio, Lucentio and Gremio) bribe Petruchio to woo and wed her elder sister, the shrew Katherina. Independent and tempestuous, Katherina finds her match in Petruchio and begrudgingly agrees to marry him. (more...)

VIDEO: Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber Steam Up LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Photo Shoot
by Michael Dale - Jun 17, 2016

The pair stars in a limited Broadway run of Christopher Hampton's sardonic drama of sex and revenge. (more...)

Maxamoo's Theater and Performance Podcast Releases New Episode Featuring RIZING, HADESTOWN, SHREW!, #LIBERATED, WAR, More
by Maxamoo - Jun 15, 2016

On Maxamoo June 15th Episode they discuss RIZING, HADESTOWN, SHREW!, #LIBERATED, WAR. Diep, David, and Lindsay discuss and dissect the latest in NYC theater. But first, a big thank you for Liz Richards for creating these gorgeous and hilarious pieces of Maxamoo swag. Get your favorite Maxamooism at our store. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/15/2016 - BEAUTIFUL, BRIGHT STAR and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 15, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS: BEAUTIFUL will celebrate 1000 performances today...keep an eye on BWW for photo coverage! (more...)

Christopher Haydon to Step Down as Artistic Director of The Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Today, 14 June 2016, Christopher Haydon announced he will step down as Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, leaving in January 2017 after five years of leading the company. His recently announced new season - Too Close To Home, will be his penultimate season at the Gate Theatre. Haydon will continue programming the Gate up until May 2017, with his last season being announced in late 2016. The post of Artistic Director at the Gate Theatre will be advertised shortly. (more...)

Synetic Theater to Remount TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

After acclaim from critics and audiences alike, Synetic Theater will remount their 2014 smash-hit Twelfth Night. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Public Theater's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Takes Opening Night Bows in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 14, 2016

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, The Public's Free Shakespeare in the Park all-female production of The Taming of the Shrew began performances on May 24 and is part of the global 400th anniversary celebration of William Shakespeare's life and death. The free production officially opened last night, June 13 and will run through Sunday, June 26. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Repercussion Theatre to Stage All-Female JULIUS CAESAR, 7/7-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

This summer, for the first time in Repercussion Theatre's 28-year history, it is presenting William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, directed by Amanda Kellock, (Artistic Director), for its annual Shakespeare-in-the-Park (SITP) tour. From July 7 to August 3, Montreal and surrounding area residents can venture out to local parks with blankets, picnic baskets and kids to watch the centuries' old tale presented with the unique spin of an all-female cast. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for THE TAMING OF THE SHREW in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 14, 2016

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, The Public's Free Shakespeare in the Park all-female production of The Taming of the Shrew began performances on May 24 and is part of the global 400th anniversary celebration of William Shakespeare's life and death. The free production officially opened last night, June 13 and will run through Sunday, June 26. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night red carpet below! (more...)

BWW Review: Shakespeare Brushes Up His Friedan in Phyllida Lloyd's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by Michael Dale - Jun 14, 2016

Janet McTeer and Cush Jumbo lead an all-woman company in a play that can be troublesome for contemporary audiences. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/13/2016 - Shakespeare in the Park, Irish Rep and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 13, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS: The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of The Taming of the Shrew opens tonight! And Irish Repertory Theatre will host its Annual Gala with a concert version of FINIAN'S RAINBOW! (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends 'DEATH OF A STREETCAR'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Writers Theatre, under leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a second two-week extension of Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody created by Tim Ryder and Tim Sniffen, written by Tim Sniffen and directed by Stuart Carden and Michael Halberstam. Due to demand, the production now runs through August 14, 2016, as the inaugural production of the Gillian Theatre at Writers Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Official: Ophelia Lovibond, Cornelius Booth & More to Join Dominic Cooper in THE LIBERTINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Further cast members are announced to join the previously confirmed star Dominic Cooper in Stephen Jeffreys' sexually charged masterpiece The Libertine this autumn. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson, the play will have a limited run from 31 August to 17 September at Bath Theatre Royal as part of the theatre's 2016 summer season, prior to a West End engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with opening night for press on 27 September. (more...)

BWW Interview: LaTanya Richardson Jackson of TAMING OF THE SHREW
by Adrienne Onofri - Jun 10, 2016

The TV and film veteran--and Hollywood wife--is playing father Baptista in the all-female Shakespeare in the Park. (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...)

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...)

THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. (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...)

Portland Shakespeare Project & Proscenium Journal Host Second Annual PROSCENIUM LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Offering different plays every night from five outstanding playwrights, Portland Shakespeare Project and Proscenium Journal will host the second annual Proscenium Live Festival of New Work, from August 18 to 21 on Artists Repertory Theatre's Alder Stage. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company Presents the Regional Premiere of SISTER PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Sister Play, the third production in Chester Theatre Company's 2016 season, will have its regional premiere on Wednesday, August 3 at 8:00 p.m. in the Chester Town Hall at 15 Middlefield Road, Chester, MA. (more...)

Oak Park Festival Theatre - CANCELED SHOW Due to Weather
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Mother Nature is not being kind at the moment...Tonight's production of THE TAMING OFTHE SHREW, has been officially canceled due to weather. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE with Jonathan Pryce
by Review Roundups - Jul 25, 2016

London's critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe, under the artistic direction of Emma Rice, will light up US stages and screens this summer and fall, with a three-city limited engagement of The Merchant of Venice, which will play limited engagements in New York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago in July and August. Two-time Olivier- and Tony Award-winner Jonathan Prycestars as Shylock. The production is directed by Jonathan Munby. (more...)

ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o & Danai Gurira Join Marvel's BLACK PANTHER Film
by Movies News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Over the weekend, it was revealed at Marvel's Comic-Con panel for the new film BLACK PANTHER, that ECLIPSED star Lupita Nyong'o and the play's author Danai Guira have signed on to the cast (more...)

Houston Shakespeare Festival 2016 Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

For more than 40 years, the school has delivered the Houston Shakespeare Festival (HSF) to eager audiences. This year's event will continue this tradition with free performances of "Much Ado About Nothing" directed by Jack Young and "Henry V" directed by Lenny Banovez. Performances run July 29 through Aug. 7 at Hermann Park's Miller Outdoor Theatre (6000 Hermann Park Dr.). All performances begin at 8:15 p.m. (more...)

Tim Federle, Bess Wohl, Marc Bruni, Leigh Silverman and More Slated for NYMF Panels
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, has announced that they have partnered with The ASCAP Foundation, The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), and SDC Foundation to curate three panel conversations with industry professionals, aimed at providing more insight into the musical development process. (more...)

Freeform & espnW to Celebrate Girl Power with 'Boss Girls' Programming Event This July
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Freeform honors glorious girls and their kick-butt boldness with a three-day “Boss Girls” programming event, starting FRIDAY, JULY 22 (more...)

ShawChicago to Present George Bernard Shaw's MISALLIANCE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

ShawChicago presents George Bernard Shaw's farce on the fashionable, Misalliance. Performances run September 17 - October 10 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610. (more...)

Amber Tamblyn, Thomas Sadoski, Zach Grenier, Judith Ivey and Peter Scolari to Close Out Vassar's 2016 Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Vassar & New York Stage and Film just announced casting for the final weeks of the 32ndPowerhouse Season, running through July 31st at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company and WAM Theatre Partner for Free Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Chester Theatre Company and WAM Theatre are pleased to announce they will be partnering for a free reading of Lauren Gunderson's smart, sly play The Revolutionists, directed by WAM Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven. The reading will take place Thursday, July 28 at 2 p.m. in the intimate setting of Chester's Historic Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA. There will be a talkback following the reading.  (more...)

World Premiere of NO'S KNIFE Set at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Old Vic is pleased to present the world premiere of No's Knife. Conceived and performed by Lisa Dwan and co-directed with The Old Vic's Season 2 Baylis Director Joe Murphy, No's Knife opens on 3 October with previews from 29 September 2016. (more...)

Jinkx Monsoon, Courtney Act & Judy Gold Coming to Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

While Provincetown's Art House has become known as the East Coast's hot spot for Broadway's biggest musical stars (think Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, all of whom are headlining there this summer), the venue has an equally long and famous (or infamous as the case may intentionally be) reputation as the right coast's breeding ground for cutting-edge comedy. (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...)

Cast Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2016 in 10th Season at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

59E59 Theaters and Throughline Artists have announced casting for SUMMER SHORTS 2016, now in its 10th season of celebrating summer and the short form. (more...)

Candy Buckley, Theo Stockman, & Ben Moss Join Cast of A LASTING IMPRESSION at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Casting is complete for the upcoming reading of the new musical A Lasting Impression performing at New York Musical Festival this July. CANDY BUCKLEY (Cabaret, After the Fall, Thoroughly Modern Millie), THEO STOCKMAN (American Psycho, American Idiot, Hair), and BEN MOSS (Freedom Riders) will join the previously announced cast which includes JENNIFER DAMIANO, CIARA RENEE, MEGHANN FAHY, and KRISTA PIOPPI. The reading is directed by WHITNEY MOSERY (King Charles III, American Psycho). (more...)

Stage Door Players to Present KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Wrapping up the wildly successful 42nd Season of Dunwoody's very own professional theatre, STAGE DOOR PLAYERS produces the musical comedy, "show within a show", Kiss Me, Kate, music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Sam and Bella Spewack. Alan Kilpatrick directs, Nick Silvestri is the music director, and Jen MacQueen choreographs. The show opens on Friday, July 15, and runs through Sunday, August 7. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm (except, no performance on Thursday, July 21), and Sundays at 2:30pm. Single tickets are on sale now at the box office (770-396-1726), or online at www.stagedoorplayers.net. Tickets are $30; senior, student, and youth discounts are available. (more...)

OPERATION CRUCIBLE Set for Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Folie a deux Productions and From Ground Up Theatre Company in association with Sheffield Theatres today announce the full cast for Kieran Knowles' Operation Crucible. (more...)

2016 Wilde Awards Nominations Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather Aug. 29 when The 2016 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield. Presented by EncoreMichigan.com, the most comprehensive resource for news and information about the state's professional theater industry, The Wilde Awards were established in 2002 to honor the excellent work produced by Michigan's professional theaters. (more...)

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