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OLIVIERS 2015: Nominees Announced, Include MISS SAIGON, MEMPHIS, CATS, BEAUTIFUL and More!OLIVIERS 2015: Nominees Announced, Include MISS SAIGON, MEMPHIS, CATS, BEAUTIFUL and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The nominations for the Olivier Awards 2015 with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - were announced today (Monday 9 March) by actors James McAvoy and Lesley Manville with the full list of nominations available below. (more...)

BWW Preview: LIGHTS OUT MACBETH Turns out the Lights; Turns up the VolumeBWW Preview: LIGHTS OUT MACBETH Turns out the Lights; Turns up the Volume
by Maggie Yates - Mar 9, 2015

In 'Lights Out Macbeth,' teenagers in search of a party enter an abandoned building. The Lights go out. The experience of Macbeth ensues, and the party begins. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Signature's THE LIQUID PLAINPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Signature's THE LIQUID PLAIN
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 9, 2015

Signature Theatre presents the New York Premiere of The Liquid Plain by Naomi Wallace, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. The production runs now through March 29, 2015 in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

OUR AMERICAN COUSIN to Play Finborough TheatreOUR AMERICAN COUSIN to Play Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, Our American Cousin is the play that President Abraham Lincoln was watching when he was assassinated at Ford's Theatre, Washington DC, on 14 April 1865 - exactly 150 years ago. The first London production in more than a century opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 29 March 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 30 March 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra to Present SHAKESPEARE: COMEDY AND TRAGEDY, 4/18-19Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra to Present SHAKESPEARE: COMEDY AND TRAGEDY, 4/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra (BSO) presents SHAKESPEARE: Comedy and Tragedy with the BPA Shakespeare Society on Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: YARICO, London Theatre Workshop, March 6 2015BWW Reviews: YARICO, London Theatre Workshop, March 6 2015
by Gary Naylor - Mar 8, 2015

Gary Naylor sees a show full of great songs and strong performances and the professional debut of Liberty Buckland - a name to remember. (more...)

God Save the Queen! Meet the Full Cast of THE AUDIENCE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayGod Save the Queen! Meet the Full Cast of THE AUDIENCE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 8, 2015

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. Opening Night is tonight, March 8, 2015; the limited engagement runs through June 28, 2015 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the company! (more...)

Naomi Wallace's THE LIQUID PLAIN Opens Tonight at Signature TheatreNaomi Wallace's THE LIQUID PLAIN Opens Tonight at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2015

Signature Theatre presents the New York Premiere of The Liquid Plain by Naomi Wallace, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. The production runs now through March 29, 2015, with its opening slated for tonight, March 8, in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Pacific Symphony and Chapman University to Explore 'Shakespeare Reimagined', Thru 4/19Pacific Symphony and Chapman University to Explore 'Shakespeare Reimagined', Thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—March 6, 2015—The world's most brilliant playwright—William Shakespeare—is reimagined in unexpected ways when Pacific Symphony partners with Chapman University to present “Shakespeare Reimagined,” a festival that explores how The Bard's plays have inspired not only other playwrights and directors, but also composers, choreographers and filmmakers. The festival, which runs through April 19, began last month with “The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” at Chapman University, and continues on March 13 with a semi-staged version of Mendelssohn's “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” performed by The Chapman Orchestra, Women's Choir and Department of Theatre students. The festival culminates April 16-19 with four Pacific Symphony concerts featuring Prokofiev's “Romeo and Juliet.” The ballet is presented with actors and dancers who help reinstate the composer's original happy ending, which was banned by Joseph Stalin. For a complete listing of events, which include classical concerts, discussions, film screenings, dance, lectures, theater, master classes and a symposium on interpreting Shakespeare, please see the calendar below, or visit http://www.chapman.edu/events/shakespeare-reimagined/event-calendar.aspx. (more...)

Thomas Adès to Make His NY Phil Conducting Debut with His TOTENTANZ, 3/12-14Thomas Adès to Make His NY Phil Conducting Debut with His TOTENTANZ, 3/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Composer-conductor Thomas Ade?s will make his New York Philharmonic conducting debut leading the U.S. Premiere of his Totentanz, featuring mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn and baritone Mark Stone; Beethoven's Symphony No. 1; and Berlioz's Les Francs-juges Overture, Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES Coming to King's Theatre GlasgowANYTHING GOES Coming to King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

tage Entertainment, in association with Sheffield Theatres, are delighted to announce full casting for the Sheffield Theatres production of Cole Porter's classic musical comedy ANYTHING GOES at the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 April 2015. (more...)

Peter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Beginning TonightPeter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Classic Stage Company presents William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

?Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the rolling world premiere of Colossal, a new play by Andrew Hinderaker. DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty directs the Kennedy Center Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award-winning play, which is choreographed by founder and artistic director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Joshua L. Peugh. Colossal begins with previews on Thursday, April 2 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, May 3. (more...)

Hartford Stage Reveals Portion of 2015-16 MainStage SeasonHartford Stage Reveals Portion of 2015-16 MainStage Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak announced today Hartford Stage's 2015-16 season will open in September with the world premiere of An Opening in Time, a subtle and moving play about finding connections in a changing world, written by Connecticut native Christopher Shinn. (more...)

DC Moore Gallery to Display JOYCE KOZLOFF: MAPS + PATTERNS Exhibit, 3/26DC Moore Gallery to Display JOYCE KOZLOFF: MAPS + PATTERNS Exhibit, 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

DC Moore Gallery is pleased to present Joyce Kozloff: Maps + Patterns. This exhibition of new mixed media work synthesizes Kozloff's interest in the meaning of maps with the forms of the Pattern and Decoration painting she pioneered in the 1970s. A catalogue featuring an interview with Kozloff accompanies the exhibition. (more...)

UNTETHERED to Open 5/8 at Mountain View MausoleumUNTETHERED to Open 5/8 at Mountain View Mausoleum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

?Julia Edwards' World Premiere play, untethered is a wacky new love story, not the Hallmark variety, the messy, screwing up, begging for mercy kind. Untethered is directed by Jen Bloom, featuring Joy Osmanski and Adam J. Smith, and features original music by Steven Kai van Betten. (more...)

LITTLE MERMAID, TUG OF WAR Cycle, MADSUMMER Premiere and More Set for Chicago Shakespeare's 2015-16 SeasonLITTLE MERMAID, TUG OF WAR Cycle, MADSUMMER Premiere and More Set for Chicago Shakespeare's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

?Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson announce today the line-up of the 2015/16 Season, including innovative reimaginings of the classical canon, new work developed at CST and the first installment of Gaines' ambitious Shakespeare history cycle. Anticipating Shakespeare 400, the international celebration of the playwright's four-hundred-year legacy in 2016, the season honors Shakespeare's spirit of inventiveness and audacity. (more...)

Aquila Theatre Receives $350,000 NEH Grant for Warrior Chorus ProgramAquila Theatre Receives $350,000 NEH Grant for Warrior Chorus Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The Aquila Theatre Company is proud to announce a two-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities of $350,000 for its Warrior Chorus program. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Cast and Video Released for West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Jonathan Slinger, Kraig Thornber, Lara Denning & MoreSTAGE TUBE: New Cast and Video Released for West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Jonathan Slinger, Kraig Thornber, Lara Denning & More
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2015

As the hit West End show Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, approaches its second anniversary, producers today announced the cast that will take it into its third year. Alongside Jonathan Slinger as Willy Wonka will be Kraig Thornber (Grandpa George), Lara Denning (Mrs Bucket) and Mark Oxtoby (Jerry), among other new names. Originating company members Ross Dawes and Derek Hagen will take over the roles of Mr Salt and Mr Bucket respectively. (more...)

Jake Broder, Elijah Rock and Angela Teek to Star in WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN at The Colony, 4/15-5/17Jake Broder, Elijah Rock and Angela Teek to Star in WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN at The Colony, 4/15-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the final production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the Los Angeles Premiere of WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN A Musical Play by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein, Musical Director Kevin Toney, Musical Arranger Joseph Vass. WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN will preview on Wednesday, April 15; Thursday, April 16; and Friday, April 17 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, April 18 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 17. (more...)

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks Starring in THE TEMPEST on 'Late Night'VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks Starring in THE TEMPEST on 'Late Night'
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Jesse Tyler Ferguson talks about his upcoming fifth appearance in New York's Shakespeare in the Park, starring opposite Al Pacino in 'The Tempest.' Later, the actor discusse watching the Modern Family kids grow up. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, New Wimbledon Theatre, March 23 2015BWW Reviews: RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, New Wimbledon Theatre, March 23 2015
by Gary Naylor - Mar 24, 2015

Gary Naylor sees a 25th Anniversary Show of a classic musical that, even after all those performances, still has the feel of a first draft in need of a tidying-up. (more...)

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Chats Sofia Vergara, Taylor Swift on VH1VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Chats Sofia Vergara, Taylor Swift on VH1
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

MODERN FAMILY and Shakespeare in the Park star Jesse Tyler Ferguson stopped by VH1's BIG MORNING BUZZ LIVE hosted by Nick Lachey today to talk about how he could have crashed costar Sofia Vergara's wedding to Joe Manganiello, and his gleeful reaction to Taylor Swift's Twitter seal of approval on his cover of 'Shake It Off'. Click below to watch the clips! (more...)

KC Rep to Stage World Premiere of STICKY TRAPS, 4/24-5/24KC Rep to Stage World Premiere of STICKY TRAPS, 4/24-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 50th anniversary season with Sticky Traps, a powerful new play by KC Rep's Playwright in Residence, Nathan Louis Jackson, Directed by Resident Director, Kyle Hatley. Sticky Traps focuses on a small town not far from Kansas City, where a mother protects her gay son's honor when his funeral is protested by a local church. Her actions have unintended consequences that will test her whole family - and the power of their love -- in the face of hate. The production begins Friday, April 24th and runs through Sunday, May 24th at Copaken Stage in downtown Kansas City. (more...)

Cast Announced for PORTIA COUGHLAN at Old Red Lion TheatreCast Announced for PORTIA COUGHLAN at Old Red Lion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Aria Entertainment's Katy Lipson is taking over the Old Red Lion this May to present a revival of the renowned Portia Coughlan; a ferocious, haunting and beautiful Irish tale by Marina Carr, writer of By The Bog of Cats, The Mai and Ullaloo. (more...)

Wildspark Theatre & the Cockpit Set Cast of THE BOMBING OF THE GRAND HOTELWildspark Theatre & the Cockpit Set Cast of THE BOMBING OF THE GRAND HOTEL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Wildspark Theatre & the Cockpit have announced their cast for forthcoming original production, The Bombing of the Grand Hotel. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 22, 2015

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on some of the grandest stages in the world. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 22Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 22
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Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, March 22, 2015. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - THE AUDIENCE's Richard McCabeBWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - THE AUDIENCE's Richard McCabe
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 21, 2015

Today McCabe speaks exclusively with BWW about portraying one of England's most recognizable historic figures and 'a man of the people.' (more...)

West Coast Premiere of THE WAY WEST to Begin 4/16 at Marin TheatreWest Coast Premiere of THE WAY WEST to Begin 4/16 at Marin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Marin Theatre Company continues its 48th Season with the West Coast premiere of Mona Manour's The Way West, winner of the company's 2013 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize. (more...)

Stephanie Binetti to Lead ANYTHING GOES at The Marriott Theatre; Cast Set!Stephanie Binetti to Lead ANYTHING GOES at The Marriott Theatre; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

One of musical theater's biggest hits, Anything Goes, the irresistible musical filled with unforgettable music and dazzling dance numbers, continues The Marriott Theatre's spectacular 40th anniversary season. Anything Goes features an unparalleled score by the legendary Cole Porter with a virtual hit parade of songs ('De-lovely,' 'Friendship,' 'You're the Top,' 'Blow, Gabriel, Blow,' 'I Get a Kick Out of You'). 15-time Jeff Award-winner Marc Robin will bring his signature high-watt energy to the stage to direct and choreograph the toe-tapping musical comedy which previews April 8, opens April 15 and runs through May 31 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Robin is joined by Music Director Jeff Award-nominee Ryan T. Nelson. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKJesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2015 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Wednesday, May 27 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This summer will feature Shakespeare's late romances with The Tempest, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to the Park this summer as Trinculo in The Tempest, along with Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe teaming up again with Daniel Sullivan on CYMBELINE to play Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Imogen, respectively. (more...)

IOWA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights HorizonsIOWA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Previews begin tomorrow, today, March 20 for the Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's Antlia Pneumatica at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

They've Got Magic to Do! Penn & Teller Will Return to Broadway This Summer at the Marquis TheatreThey've Got Magic to Do! Penn & Teller Will Return to Broadway This Summer at the Marquis Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Thirty years after their New York premiere and 40 years after they first started as a team, PENN & TELLER will return this summer for a strictly limited six-week engagement at the Marquis Theatre (46th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue) from July 7 - August 16. Opening night will be announced. Tickets will go on sale on April 16th. (more...)

Controversy Continues at the Metropolitan Opera - Can the Met Afford Gelb's Vision?Controversy Continues at the Metropolitan Opera - Can the Met Afford Gelb's Vision?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Last August, an agreement was reached to resolve a potential labor crisis at the Metropolian Opera, the nation's largest performing arts organization. (more...)

Esai Morales Joins Cast of El Rey Network's FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIESEsai Morales Joins Cast of El Rey Network's FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

El Rey Network and Miramax announced today that Esai Morales (Criminal Minds, NYPD Blue) has joined the sophomore season of Robert Rodriguez's “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” (more...)

New Musical THE FIRST NOEL and More Set for Classical Theatre of Harlem's 15th Anniversary SeasonNew Musical THE FIRST NOEL and More Set for Classical Theatre of Harlem's 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) announces plans for its landmark 2015 season. The Harlem-based American theatre company will present its 15th Anniversary Celebration and Benefit Concert this spring, featuring songs from the eagerly anticipated musical Witness Uganda, winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters 2014 Richard Rodgers Production Award for Musical Theater; a free summer production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest; and the winter holiday world premiere of a new CTH-commissioned musical, The First Noel. (more...)

CORONATION STREET's Wendi Peters to Star in OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR at Belgrade Theatre, March 31-April 4CORONATION STREET's Wendi Peters to Star in OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR at Belgrade Theatre, March 31-April 4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Following a sold-out run in spring 2014, Terry Johnson's hit revival of Oh What A Lovely War will visit the Belgrade Theatre from Tues 31st Mar - Sat 4th Apr as part of a major new U.K tour. It will be produced by Christopher Malcolm Productions Ltd and Matthew Mitchell. (more...)

LA Drama Critics Circle Announces Winners - Annette Bening, Cicely Tyson and More!LA Drama Critics Circle Announces Winners - Annette Bening, Cicely Tyson and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

On March 16, 2015, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced its winners and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura County theater in the year 2014. Announcements were made at a ceremony held at the Beyond the Stars Palace in Glendale, hosted by Dixie Longate (Dixie's Tupperware Party) with musical direction by Corey B. Hirsch (LADCC award winner for A Man of No Importance in 2014). (more...)

Columbia Stages to Present GILGAMESH - A MUSICAL EPICColumbia Stages to Present GILGAMESH - A MUSICAL EPIC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Power. Lust. Friendship. Legacy. What matters in a human life? Gilgamesh, the larger-than-life King, travels to the end of the world to find out. Based on the epic from Mesopotamia, one of the oldest pieces of literature known to us today, GILGAMESH - A MUSICAL EPIC is a coming of age story depicting Man's breakthrough into Consciousness, told in the form of an original epic musical experience with a live band. (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Opens Tonight at Paper Mill, Starring Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee, and MoreTHE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Opens Tonight at Paper Mill, Starring Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame (which first played to rave reviews in La Jolla). Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame has a book by Peter Parnell, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Chase Brock. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 15Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 15
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Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, March 15, 2015. (more...)

EAST IS EAST to Play Theatre Royal Glasgow, Aug 10-15EAST IS EAST to Play Theatre Royal Glasgow, Aug 10-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless, EastEnders) will play Ella Khan in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East, embarking on a 16 week national tour and making its Scottish debut at the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Monday 10 until Saturday 15 August 2015. (more...)

EAST IS EAST National Tour to Open in Brighton, June 11EAST IS EAST National Tour to Open in Brighton, June 11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless, EastEnders) will play Ella Khan in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East, which was part of Jamie Lloyd's second Trafalgar Transformed season, directed by Sam Yates, on a 16 week National Tour from 11 June 2015, commencing at Theatre Royal, Brighton. East is East is designed by Tom Scutt, with lighting by Richard Howell and sound and music by Alex Baranowski. (more...)

Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover Team for New Musical 'SHUFFLE ALONG'; Coming to Broadway Next Spring!Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover Team for New Musical 'SHUFFLE ALONG'; Coming to Broadway Next Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Next spring, Tony Award winners Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe, and Savion Glover will team up to collaborate on SHUFFLE ALONG, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a musical about the events that led to the creation of the groundbreaking Eubie Blake-Noble Sissle musical Shuffle Along. Starring Audra McDonald as the 1920's star Lottie Gee, directed by George C. Wolfe -- with a book written by Wolfe -- and choreographed by Savion Glover, the musical marks the first time that the writer/director and choreographer will have worked together since their 1996 hit Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk. Previews will begin Monday, March 14, 2016. Opening night is Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

ORESTEIA, BAKKHAI and MEDEA Set for the Almeida Theatre's 'Greek' Season; Ben Whishaw and More to Star!ORESTEIA, BAKKHAI and MEDEA Set for the Almeida Theatre's 'Greek' Season; Ben Whishaw and More to Star!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Almeida Theatre announces its new season: Almeida Greeks. (more...)

Runcible Theatre's SCENES FROM AN EXECUTION Runs thru 3/29 at the Royal GeorgeRuncible Theatre's SCENES FROM AN EXECUTION Runs thru 3/29 at the Royal George
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Runcible Theatre Company will present Scenes from an Execution by Howard Barker at The Royal George Theatre through March 29, 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: AN ACT OF GOD's Jim Parsons Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of FameVIDEO: AN ACT OF GOD's Jim Parsons Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
by TV News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

On Wednesday, March 11th, Jim Parsons, best known for his role as Sheldon Cooper on CBS's 'The Big Bang Theory', received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for IOWA's First PreviewPlaywrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for IOWA's First Preview
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for up to two $5 tickets each to the world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage the West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, 4/10-5/24Berkeley Rep to Stage the West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, 4/10-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly welcomes MacArthur "Genius" Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney for the West Coast premiere of Head of Passes, a poignant and poetic story about the journey of family and faith, trial and tribulation. In a dilapidated house near the ever-shifting mouth of the Mississippi, Shelah's family gathers on a stormy night for her birthday -- bringing ghosts and secrets of the past with them. As her roof buckles under the weight of the rain, Shelah's convictions begin to wash away, leaving her to excavate the truths buried below. Directed by Tina Landau, the riveting Head of Passes comes to the Bay Area straight from its critically lauded world premiere in Chicago. Head of Passes is a co-production with the Public Theater in New York. It begins previews on Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage on Friday, April 10, opens on Friday, April 17, and runs through Sunday, May 24, 2015. Press night for Head of Passes will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015. (more...)

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