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The Drama League to Honor Bill Berloni and Michael Greif and 83rd Annual Awards Ceremony Set for 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) will honor two outstanding stage luminaries at this year's 83RD Annual Drama League Awards, set for Friday afternoon, May 19, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

Bush Theatre Announces Casting for WHILE WE'RE HERE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Bush Theatre has announced today for While We're Here, a new play by acclaimed writer Barney Norris (Visitors, Bush Theatre; Eventide, Arcola Theatre). Alice Hamilton will direct Tessa Peake-Jones (Only Fools and Horses, BBC; Beacons, Park Theatre) and Andrew French (The Iphigenia Quartet, Gate Theatre; Boi, Boi is Dead, West Yorkshire Playhouse) in this world premiere which opens the Bush Theatre's brand new 60 seat Studio.    (more...)

Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday at THE BARD'S BIRTHDAY BASH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Join Experience Theatre Project and William Shakespeare himself for a spectacular Steampunk-themed, all ages, and FREE to the public celebration of Shakespeare's 453rd birthday! (more...)

Irish Repertory Theatre Announces Extension of the Cell's CRACKSKULL ROW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) announced today an extension of the cell's (Nancy Manocherian, Founding Artistic Director and Kira Simring, Artistic Director) acclaimed production of CRACKSKULL ROW, by Honor Molloy. Directed by Kira Simring (Hard Times: An American Musical), CRACKSKULL ROW began previews on February 3, 2017 and officially opened February 10 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) in the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre. CRACKSKULL ROW will now run through March 26, 2017. (more...)

The Smith Center Celebrates Five Years With Commemorative Anniversary Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Last night (March 7, 2017), The Smith Center for the Performing Arts celebrated its milestone Fifth Anniversary with a sold-out, commemorative concert featuring Broadway favorites, local talents and more. Emceed by Broadway veterans and stars of THE LAST FIVE YEARS Adam Kantor (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and Betsy Wolfe (BULLETS OVER BROADWAY) each talked about the last five years at The Smith Center. Featured performers included Brent Barrett (PHANTOM - THE LAS VEGAS SPECTACULAR), Santino Fontana (CINDERELLA) and Jessica Fontana (IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL), Chandra Lee Schwartz (WICKED), Teller of Penn and Teller, Nate Dendy (The Tempest), Christopher Convery (KINKY BOOTS), J. Elaine Marcos (MISS SAIGON), Christine Hudman (IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL), Ashley Loren (BAZ - STAR CROSSED LOVE), Randal Keith (LES MISERABLES), Bruce Ewing (PHANTOM - THE LAS VEGAS SPECTACULAR), Alex Ellis (IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL), Joan Sobel (PHANTOM - THE LAS VEGAS SPECTACULAR), and Nicole Pryor Dernersesian (PHANTOM - THE LAS VEGAS SPECTACULAR) presented under the musical direction of Keith Thompson. Additionally, Las Vegas favorite Clint Holmes joined GRAMMY® and Tony®-nominated composer Frank Wildhorn onstage for an unforgettable performance of 'This Is the Moment.' (more...)

Bill Irwin Returns to The New School to Host Screening of Chaplin Film with Live Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The New School's College of Performing Arts welcomes the public to the fifth edition of (Un)Silent Film Night, a performance series in which The College of Performing Arts Theater Orchestra performs live music to classic silent films. Previous events in the series have drawn capacity crowds to the 400-seat Tishman Auditorium at The New School. (more...)

Casting Announced for the World Premiere of the Stage Adaptation of Emma Donoghue's ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Theatre Royal Stratford East and Abbey Theatre Dublin have announced casting for the world premiere of Emma Donoghue's bestselling novel Room. (more...)

Stephen Casey and Cast Announced for the World Premiere of the Stage Adaptation of ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

???????Theatre Royal Stratford East and Abbey Theatre Dublin today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Emma Donoghue's bestselling novel Room. Previously adapted by Donoghue for the screen, winning multiple awards, she now brings the story to the stage featuring songs by Scottish songwriter Kathryn Joseph and Cora Bissett. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Cast Featured in Mock Trial
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF will hold its 9th Annual John R. Hamilton Mock Trial on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center. This year's trial will be the Senate Confirmation Hearing of Ferdinand, the King of Navarre (from Love's Labour's Lost) for the post of Secretary of Labour. The Margeson Theater will transform into an interactive courtroom as actors from the show improv their way through the trial amidst a panel of celebrity judges. Tickets ($35 - VIP; $20 and $15 - Regular) may be purchased by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at 812 East Rollins Street.   (more...)

Stars of WAR PAINT, Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, Annaleigh Ashford and More Set for NYTW's 2017 Gala Honoring Michael Greif
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) announced today that the NYTW 2017 Spring Gala will celebrate partnerships with honorees Dartmouth College, whose residency partnership with NYTW spans a quarter of a century; along with longtime NYTW Usual Suspect and Tony Award-nominated Director Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen, War Paint), who was an inaugural member of NYTW's 'New Directors Project' in 1984 and rose to prominence with his direction of Machinal at the Public and Rent at NYTW. The Gala will be held on Monday, May 15 at the Edison Ballroom (240 W 47th St., New York, NY 10036). (more...)

Onomatopoeia Theatre to Stage OF MICE AND MEN This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company, a resident company of Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond Street), will present a faithful production of John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' off-off Broadway from April 7 to 29. (more...)

Photo Flash: Public Works Dallas Presents Groundbreaking Production of THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Dallas Theater Center (DTC), in collaboration with Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts and Ignite/Arts Dallas, and in affiliation with New York City-based The Public Theater's Public Works and AT&T Performing Arts Center, announced details for Public Works Dallas, a groundbreaking community engagement and participatory theater project designed to deliberately blur the line between professional artists and Dallas community members. (more...)

Cast Announced for ESAI'S TABLE as Part of Cherry Lane's 2017 Mentor Project
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre has announced casting for the second production of the Obie award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2017 now in its 19th season. (more...)

THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. James Shirley's tragic masterpiece, directed by Justin Audibert, plays from 26 April - 27 May with a press performance on 28 April. (more...)

The Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Pasadena Symphony Presents ingpoli Classics Series with Beethoven Symphony No. 9 , 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Pasadena Symphony closes out its 2016-2017 Singpoli Classics Serieswith Beethoven Symphony No. 9 on April 29 with both matinee and evening performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Ambassador Auditorium. This season finale will envelop audiences with voices from the Donald Brinegar Singers, the JPL Chorus, and the Los Angeles Children's Chorus alongside four stellar solo vocalists: soprano Summer Hassan, mezzo soprano Tracy Van Fleet, tenor Arnold Livingston Geis and bass Steve Pence throughout the concert. (more...)

Carey Perloff to Depart American Conservatory Theater After 25 Years at the Helm
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

After 25 years at the helm, Carey Perloff, artistic director at American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), announced today that she will be departing the Bay Area's premier nonprofit theater organization following the conclusion of the 2017-18 season. (more...)

BWW Review: ALBATROSS Is A Soaring Theatrical Experience ~ Benjamin Evett Is Mesmerizing
by Herbert Paine - Mar 23, 2017

Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett's ALBATROSS, now on stage in an all too short run at the Herberger Theater Center, features the gripping and riveting performance of Benjamin Evett as The Mariner. Mr. Evett is a force of nature in a tempest-tossed odyssey that reveals timely truths about the interconnectedness of all things, the ties that bind man and nature, and the consequences of mindless action. (more...)

Ruth Gemmell and Emma Paetz Star in the World Premiere of NO PLACE FOR A WOMAN at Theatre 503
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The wife of a prison camp commandant is throwing a party. She asks her husband for champagne. Instead he brings home a ballet dancer from the camp. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Announces New Summer Camps at Hutchison School
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, announces three new Fantastical Summer Camps in residence at Hutchison School in East Memphis. (more...)

Berry College Theatre Company Presents THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On April 4-9, the Berry College Theatre Company (BCTC) will perform William Shakespeare's The Tempest in Blackstone Hall on Berry College's campus. (more...)

LE CYGNE Comes to Manhattan Rep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Le Cygne is a dark, mythical tale of Federico Rey, a criminal drug lord in a fictional town called Santo Libertad, and his loving daughter, Swanhild who learns about the true nature of her father's criminal empire and then, ultimately, saves his soul. (more...)

THE FLICK, THE TEMPEST, 1984 Among Jobsite Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Jobsite Theater has announces the 2017-18 season, our 15th as resident theater company of the Straz Center in downtown Tampa. (more...)

We Happy Few to Present Action-Packed, Modern HENRY V This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

We Happy Few productions, named by the DCist as one of the Best Small Theatre Companies of 2015, will bring an action-packed, modern look to Shakespeare's HENRY V. (more...)

Artistic Director Robert Hastie Appoints New Associates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, today announces the appointment of three new Associates for the company - Javaad Alipoor, Artistic Director of Bradford based Northern Lines; award-winning director Caroline Steinbeis, and leading casting director Wendy Spon, also renewing her association with the company for whom she was previously Head of Casting. (more...)

JOHNNY 10 BEERS' DAUGHTER Up Next as Part of Chicago Dramatists' Grafting Project
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Something Marvelous and Randy Steinmeyer, in association with Chicago Dramatists' Grafting Project, present the Johnny 10 Beers' Daughter. Written by Dana Lynn Formby and directed by Emmi Hilger, Johnny 10 Beers' Daughter runs May 19 - June 18 at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. (more...)

VIDEO: SOUSATZKA Company and Garth Drabinsky On His 'Comeback'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

Check out a new CBC News segment on the comeback of theatrical producer Garth Drabinsky below as he gears up for the opening night of Sousatzka! (more...)

Saint Sebastian Players Conclude Season with ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) conclude the company's 36th season with an absurd twist on Shakespeare, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard. Performances run April 28-May 21, 2017 at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey (enter on Marshfield), Chicago. (more...)

Discover the 'Real' Egypt in EGYPTIAN EXTRAVAGANZA This May at COLAB Factory
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Soha Khan presents EGYPTIAN EXTRAVAGANZA, running May 10th - 13th, 2017 at COLAB Factory. (more...)

Cast Announced for ESAI'S TABLE as Part of Cherry Lane's MENTOR PROJECT 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre has announced casting for the second production of the Obie award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2017 now in its 19th season. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jessica Vanek - Las Vegas Celebrates The Smith Center for the Performing Arts 5th Anniversary
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Vanek - Mar 16, 2017

Jess here.  One of my favorite entertainment hotspots in Las Vegas is none other than The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.  March 10, 2017 marked their 5th Anniversary, and I was lucky enough to attend their 'Celebrating Five Years of Heart' concert last week.  Hosted by Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor (stars of the revival of THE LAST FIVE YEARS), this extravaganza included a variety of exciting performances, allowing audience members to experience the arts in a fashion that only the Smith Center can provide.   (more...)

Stage & Screen Stars Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan and Jeffrey Schecter Join MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The production will be conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature previously announced stars Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, Christopher Fitzgerald - with Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan, and Jeffrey Schecter just joining the lineup - alongside 130 singers of MasterVoices, with Orchestra of St. Luke's. (more...)

Michelle Dorrance, Bill Irwin, Chris Jackson, Tiler Peck and More Set for DEMO: SONG & DANCE at The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

After paying tribute to artistic inspirations during Fall 2016's DEMO, Damian Woetzel continues to unite artists from across fields around a common theme in performance on April 3, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater. This installment of the multi-genre series brings together acclaimed artists for a special one-night performance to celebrate the combination of song and dance. (more...)

Cast Set for SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU in Rep at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced casting for NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia's SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU, presented in repertory and directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and former NYTW 2050 Fellow Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. (more...)

Stage Traffic Productions Present the European Premiere of LATE COMPANY at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

As part of the Finborough Theatre's celebrations of Canada's 150th birthday, Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill, "the hottest name in Canadian theatre", will debut his play, Late Company, at the Finborough Theatre, for a strictly limited season from 25 April - 20 May 2017, with press nights on 27 April/28 April. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

Toronto Symphony Orchestra Announces April Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

From Beethoven and Brahms to Mahler, Mendelssohn, and Mozart, the month of April at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) brings a myriad of masterworks. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Tops Off 2017-18 Season at Seattle Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Intertwining themes of money, power, and love weave through the plays of Seattle Shakespeare Company's upcoming season just announced by Artistic Director George Mount. Plans for the company's 2017-2018 season include Julius Caesar, The Government Inspector, Timon of Athens, The Merchant of Venice, and Shakespeare in Love. (more...)

Target Margin Theater to Stage Rare Revival of O'Neill's MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

As the centerpiece of the Company's 25th anniversary season, Target Margin Theater and Abrons Arts Center will present a rare revival of Eugene O'Neill's great trilogy, Mourning Becomes Electra, directed by Herskovits, and running April 26-May 20. Part Greek tragedy, part family play, part history play, Mourning Becomes Electra (O'Neill's 1931 adaptation of Aeschylus 'The Oresteia') mashes myth, Freudian psychology and melodrama into an epic six hour production. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Nicholas De Jongh's New Play PRICKED OUT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

???????Full cast is announced today for the upcoming premiere of Nicholas De Jongh's new play Pricked Out. Matthew Gould directs Sebastian Carrington-Howell (Seb), Chris Clynes (Will), Sean Delaney (Barnfield), Daniel Donskoy (Harry), Felicity Jolly (Viola), Peter Land (Mal), Paul Lavers (Sir Vane) and Rebecca Tanwen (Olive) in the production without decor which runs at the Kings Head Theatre from 25-29 March. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center Announces ELECTRA A One-of-a-Kind Outdoor Theater Experience
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

 Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for Electra beginning on April 4 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and running through May 21 in the outdoor venue of the Annette Strauss Square at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Press Night will be April 12 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets to Electra are on sale now at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org and by phone at (214) 880-0202. (more...)

Chicago Premiere of David Adjmi's 3C to Play A Red Orchid Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

???????A Red Orchid Theatre concludes its 2016-2017 Season with the Chicago premiere of 3C, written by David Adjmi and directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. The production runs April 20 - June 4, 2017, at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. The press opening is Monday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Jesse J. Perez and Nikkole Salter to Lead MACBETH, Helmed by Liesl Tommy, at STC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents Macbeth, directed by Tony Award-nominee Liesl Tommy and featuring Jesse J. Perez as Macbeth and Nikkole Salter as Lady Macbeth. The show will run April 25-May 28 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). (more...)

British Actor Tony Haygarth Passes Away Age 72
by Julie Musbach - Mar 11, 2017

According to WhatsOnStage, British actor Tony Haygarth has passed away; he was 72. His death was announced by his ex-wife via Twitter. The actor had been suffering from Alzheimer's, and the details of his death have yet to be released.  (more...)

Norfolk & Norwich Festival Announce Artistic Director Stepping Down
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Board of Norfolk & Norwich Festival has just announced that at the end of this year's festival in May, the Artistic Director William Galinsky will be stepping down from the role he has held for 7 years. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Dallas You Might Have Missed This Week
by - Mar 10, 2017

Check out the top stories from Dallas you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed This Week
by - Mar 10, 2017

Check out the top stories from Las Vegas you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Cheek By Jowl's THE WINTER'S TALE to be Screened in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Following the successful screenings of Measure for Measure and Ubu Roi, Cheek by Jowl today announce the screening of their latest production of The Winter's Tale live from the Barbican Centre on 19 April at 7.30pm. The production is currently on an international tour ahead of performances at the Barbican, where it opens on 6 April, with previews from 5 April, and runs until 22 April. (more...)

Photo Flash: Female Driven Dark Comedy THE MOORS Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

?Led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, and following the success of Sarah DeLappe's critically acclaimed The Wolves, The Playwrights Realm continues their female-centric 10th Anniversary season with the New York Premiere of Jen Silverman'sThe Moors (February 27 - March 25) at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. Directed by Mike Donahue and riffing on the lives and works of certain 19th-century novel-writing sisters, The Moors is a dark comic examination of the ways in which women fight for visibility. (more...)

Disney's TARZAN Gets Chicago Premiere This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, NightBlue Performing Arts Company opens its 2017 season with the Chicago premiere of 'Disney's TARZAN: The Broadway Musical' at Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont. (more...)

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