Cast, Dates Set for Shakespeare Royal Oak's 16th Annual Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Shakespeare Royal Oak announces the schedule and casts for its 16th annual outdoor summer theatre festival in Royal Oak's Starr Jaycee Park. (more...)

Further Casting Announced for Boxing Drama THE ROYALE at The Tabernacle
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

Jude Akuwudike, Franc Ashman and Martins Imhangbe will join the cast of THE ROYALE, alongside Nicholas Pinnock, who plays Jay 'The Sport' Jackson - the first black heavyweight boxing champion of the world. (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Close 12th Season with 2016 Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Twelfth Season will conclude with Red Bull Theater's annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes features two brand new commissions from Lisa D'Amour and Amy Freed alongside 6 brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country. The 2016 Short New Play Festival will be Monday July 25th (7:30pm) at Lucille Lortel Theatre. This year's plays will be Motley Fool by Kate Abbruzzese, Swan Song by Emily Taplin Boyd, Malaprop by Lisa D'amour, The Ghoul Of Amherst by Amy Freed, Warp And Weft by Anchuli Felicia King, Her Father's Daughter by Dakin Matthews, The Eighth Circle by Bridgette Dutta Portman, and The Opulent Complex by Lynn Rosen. Tickets may be purchased online at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101. (more...)

Spotlight to Sponsor National Youth Theatre's West End Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The National Youth Theatre (NYT) have announced that the UK's leading casting resource, Spotlight, is to sponsor industry performances for their REP cast in the West End this autumn. (more...)

BWW Review: Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, The Experience - RICHARD III
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 7, 2016

How many different ways are there to say how much Angelenos love the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival? Thousands. Ask anyone who's ever parked themselves on a blanket or lawn chair with their family and friends and you'll get as many different answers as there are people in the audience. (more...)

ROUGHLY SPEAKING to Premiere at TADA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Following a very well-received staged reading at the Manhattan Theatre Club on June 20, The Platform Group is pleased to announce that Shara Ashley Zeiger's gritty work Roughly Speaking, based on over 200 interviews with New York City's homeless at Xavier Mission Welcome Table Soup Kitchen, will be presented at Tada Theater, located at 15 West 28 Street, from October 29 - November 20, 2016. (more...)

Mario Cantone & More Among Host & Contributors for FOX Stations' PAGE SIX TV
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The New York Post, in partnership with Endemol Shine North America and FOX Television Stations, announced today the host and contributors for 'PAGE SIX TV,' a daily television show modeled after 'Page Six,' the iconic gossip column and website. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Present THE TEMPEST as 2016 Free For All Event
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Kicking off its 30th Anniversary Season, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) will present William Shakespeare's The Tempest as the 2016 Free For All event. Directed by STC favorite and internationally-acclaimed director, Ethan McSweeny, The Tempest will feature STC Affiliated Artist and Broadway veteran Patrick Page as Prospero. STC will also welcome back Sara Topham as Ariel, last seen as Hippolyta/Titania in McSweeny's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Affiliated Artist Edward Gero as Alonso, King Of Naples. (more...)

Additional Tickets Now Available for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Berkeley Castle
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Today, Split Second Productions and Berkeley Castle, have announced they are going to release 50 extra tickets for each performance of A Midsummer Nights Dream due to popular demand. The production, which has sold out all but two performances, opens at the castle on the 17th July and runs until the 27th July.  (more...)

Franklin Stage Company to Continue 20th Season with THE THREE SISTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Franklin Stage Company continues its 20th season of admission-free professional theatre with a three week run of 'We 3,' a bold and buoyant adaptation of Anton Chekhov's 'The Three Sisters.' (more...)

Photo Flash: THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO Opens at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Bay Street Theater's THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, the Tony Award-winning play by Alfred Uhry, directed by Will Pomerantz, opened this past week. Bay Street Theater has also announced a special talkback on Tuesday, July 19, with guest speaker -- Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman of The Jewish Center of the Hamptons. The production runs now through July 24.  (more...)

VIDEO: Royal Shakespeare Company's THE TEMPEST Projects Avatar Ariel On Stage
by Michael Dale - Jul 6, 2016

Watch actors Mark Quartley and Simon Russell Beale work with technology to create a relationship between Prospero and Ariel. (more...)

EPHEMERA Set for Elektra Theater This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Ephemera invites you to immerse yourself in a dance theater experience featuring a scintillating love triangle, a completely original score, and sinfully delicious cocktails. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 24
by Audition Roundup - Jul 24, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 24, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Eric Overmyer's ON THE VERGE at the Theatre at St. Claude
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

From celebrated playwright and television writer Eric Overmyer comes the tale of three intrepid female Victorian adventurers making their way across the mysterious Terra Incognita and discovering a new world, a new time, and even new identities. (more...)

Michael Potts to Star in Chautauqua Theater Company's New Play Commission THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Michael Potts, best known for his roles of Brother Mouzone in 'The Wire' and Mafala Hatimbi in The Book of Mormon, has returned to Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) as Raif in CTC's THE PROFANE, a new play commissioned from the celebrated CTC New Play Workshop alum Zayd Dohrn (Sick - 2008, Muckrakers - 2012). (more...)

HAMILTON's Daveed Diggs to Join the BLACK-ISH Family for Season 3
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

HAMILTON's Daveed Diggs, who just left the Broadway blockbuster last week, has added yet another project to his jam-packed film and TV schedule. (more...)

BWW Review: Daniel Radcliffe in Funny, Fascinating and Frightening PRIVACY
by Michael Dale - Jul 19, 2016

Keep your cell phones on for this exploration of our virtual profiles. (more...)

Natasha O'Brien and Stephen Barry to Lead CHILDREN OF EDEN at the Union Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Full casting is announced today for CHILDREN OF EDEN, which returns to London 25 years after its original West End production, playing at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 10 August, with a press night on Friday 12 August 2016. (more...)

Playwright Zayd Dohrn Returns to Chautauqua Theater Company with THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) and the Chautauqua Writers' Center have proudly partnered on their third new play commission, coming July 22 to the Bratton Theater stage.  This year's commission, The Profane, is written by the celebrated CTC New Play Workshop alum Zayd Dohrn (Sick - 2008, Muckrakers - 2012).  Directed by CTC Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and playing July 22 - 31 at the Chautauqua Institution. Tickets are $35 and are currently on sale. (more...)

Tony Winner Daveed Diggs Takes On Jam-Packed Post-HAMILTON TV & Film Schedule
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Tony winner Daveed Diggs, who took his final HAMILTON bows last week, is already heading into a jam-packed film and TV schedule in the upcoming months. (more...)

AUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its upcoming 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Tony Winner Mandy Patinkin Joins Daveed Diggs in Lionsgate's WONDER
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Mandy Patinkin has also joined previously announced cast members Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. (more...)

Cheek by Jowl Announces International Tour of THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

As the company's production of Measure for Measure prepares for performances in Denmark and Edinburgh, Artistic Directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod announce their production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch HAMILTON Tony Winner Daveed Diggs' Final Curtain Call!
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2016

Last night, the cast of Hamilton bid happy trails to Tony winner Daveed Diggs, who played his final performance as Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. Check out video below from the actor's final curtain call.  (more...)

NY Public Library's Rosenberg Curator of Exhibitions Barbara Cohen-Stratyner on Stage Design by Ming Cho Lee
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Jul 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, the Judy R. and Alfred A. Rosenberg Curator of Exhibitions for the Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on: Stage Design by Ming Cho Lee. (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...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of Dashnight's CHOPS Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Dashnight Productions is delighted to present the World Premiere of CHOPS, running through August 14, with press opening last night, July 14 at 8 p.m. at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening below! (more...)

Daveed Diggs Set for Andy Samberg's Pro Cycling Mockumentary on HBO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

HAMILTON's Daveed Diggs is zipping from Broadway -- where he takes his final bow tonight as iconic American figures Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson -- to pro cycling. (more...)

Video Roundup: Happy Trails to HAMILTON Tony Winner Daveed Diggs!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Still can't get enough of Daveed? Fear not. We've collected some of our favorite appearances from the Tony winner below! (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...)

Breaking News: Tony Winner Daveed Diggs to Depart HAMILTON on July 15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Daveed Diggs, who won the 2016 Tony Award winner for his performance as Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, will play his final performance on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St.) on Friday, July 15. While the roles are being recast, Lafayette/Jefferson will be portrayed on Broadway by long-time understudies Andrew Chappelle, Austin Smith and Seth Stewart. (more...)

Know Theatre to Kick Off Season 19 with New Rock Musical GIRLFRIEND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Know Theatre kicks off season 19 with GIRLFRIEND, featuring Book by Todd Almond and Music & Lyrics by Matthew Sweet. Directed by Lindsey Augusta Mercer, with choreography by Kim Popa and musical direction by Erin McCamley, the show runs July 29 - August 27, 2016. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co.'s THE TEMPEST Set for August in Griffith Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

This summer INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. presents an imaginative production of Shakespeare's final play, The Tempest, featuring Thom Rivera as Prospero and directed by Matthew Earnest. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Daveed Diggs Says Farewell at #Ham4Ham
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2016

It's the beginning of a new chapter at #Ham4Ham. Today, Rory O'Malley took over as the new host and got fans' feet moving with a 'dab-off'. Plus, Daveed Diggs said goodbye to fans, as he departs the production on Friday, July 15.  (more...)

Print Room at The Coronet Announces Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Artistic Director Anda Winters today announces Print Room at the Coronet's forthcoming season running through until December 2016. The season opens with Tennessee Williams' A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, directed by Michael Oakley. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September, and runs until 7 October. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dashnight Productions' World Premiere of CHOPS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Dashnight Productions is delighted to present the World Premiere of CHOPS, previewing July 7, running through August 14, with press opening on Thursday, July 14 at 8 p.m. at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/13/2016 - Ektor Rivera, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 13, 2016

Today's big news: Ektor Rivera joins Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! this evening, The Muny's starry YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN begins, and SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS opens tonight off-Broadway! (more...)

Sixth Annual SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Announces New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Red Bull Theater's annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes features two brand new commissions from Lisa D'Amour and Amy Freed alongside 6 brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country, inspired by this year's theme 'SCANDAL'. (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...)

FST to Conclude 2016 Summer Mainstage Season with THE GOD OF ISAAC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Presenting a searing story of self-discovery, FST brings The God Of Isaac to the Gompertz stage to complete the 2016 Summer Mainstage Season. Written by James Sherman, this courageous and challenging journey of one man in search of answers runs from August 3 through August 21 in the Gompertz Theatre. Tickets are available online at floridastudiotheatre.org or by calling the box office at 941-366-9000. (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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Independent Shakespeare Co.'s RICHARD III at Griffith Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

This summer INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. presents an electrified interpretation of Shakespeare's indelible anti-hero, RICHARD III, featuring David Melville as Richard and directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Artistic Director, Melissa Chalsma. RICHARD III opened last night, June 30, at THE GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL and will perform through Sunday, July 24 at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: THE TEMPEST, Royal and Derngate, June 30
by Verity Wilde - Jul 1, 2016

A National Youth Theatre ensemble shines in a specially adapted TEMPEST at Royal and Derngate, Northampton. (more...)

Boston Area Youth Set for Weston Drama Workshop's Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Summer theater rehearsals are in full swing for Weston Drama Workshop's 54th season, with opening night occurring on Thursday, July 14th. With five shows and 22 performances, Weston Drama Workshop offers something for everyone, following its decades-long tradition of providing the MetroWest community with quality youth theater. (more...)

Sir Ben Kingsley to Headline Houston Symphony's Opening Night Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Academy, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley will join the Houston Symphony in an unforgettable performance of Peter and the Wolf during its Opening Night Concert and Gala at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17, 2016. (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...)

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...)

Gemma Arterton and Kwame Kwei-Armah Announced for Donmar Warehouse 2016 Season
by Edward Baker - Jul 1, 2016

New autumn season of plays in Covent Garden to run alongside the Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy at King's Cross. (more...)

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