Robert Daws, Amy Robbins and More to Lead REHEARSAL OF MURDER UK Tour; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Following his phenomenal decade-long success with The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, which sold over two million tickets and continually played to packed houses all around the UK, comes a new thrilling chapter as Bill Kenwright announces The Classic Thriller Theatre Company and its first production REHEARSAL FOR MURDER. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center to Stage World Premiere of Daniel Fish's WHO LEFT THIS FORK HERE, 12/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

Daniel Fish, the innovative director of theater, opera, and film, collaborates with designer Jim Findlay to create WHO LEFT THIS FORK HERE, a new interdisciplinary work inspired by the psychological and emotional themes of aging and mortality in Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters. WHO LEFT THIS FORK HERE is set for four performances only, Wednesday, December 9, through Saturday, December 12, at 7:30pm at Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC)'s Howard Gilman Performance Space, 450 West 37th Street. (more...)

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR to Close STNJ's 53rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey closes its 53rd season with THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR by William Shakespeare, directed by Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte. (more...)

World Premiere of Daniel Fish's WHO LEFT THIS FORK HERE Set for Baryshnikov Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

Daniel Fish, the innovative director of theater, opera, and film, collaborates with designer Jim Findlay to create Who Left This Fork Here, a new interdisciplinary work inspired by the psychological and emotional themes of aging and mortality in Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters. Who Left This Fork Here is set for four performances only, Wednesday, December 9, through Saturday, December 12, at 7:30pm at Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC)'s Howard Gilman Performance Space, 450 West 37th Street. (more...)

ACT to Stage 40th Anniversary Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre is proud to present its 40th annual production of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL, adapted by Gregory A. Falls. A CHRISTMAS CAROL is directed by incoming Artistic Director John Langs with current Artistic Director Kurt Beattie returning to play Ebenezer Scrooge, in alternating performances with Gregory Award-winning actor Charles Leggett who will debut in the role of Scrooge. (more...)

Wendy McNally Shares ORGASMIC CATALOG
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

her debut novel, Wendy McNally charts a young girl's coming of age in a rapidly shifting world. “Orgasmic Catalog” (published by Trafford Publishing) tells a riveting tale of love, loss and the pleasures and perils that riddle the path to self-discovery. This book is all set to be promoted in a new marketing campaign. (more...)

Big Dance Theater Celebrates 25th Anniversary with BIG DANCE: SHORT FORM in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

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Third Rail Rep to Stage THE REALISTIC JONESES, 10/23-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Third Rail Repertory Theatre will stage THE REALISTIC JONESES by Will Eno, directed by Rebecca Lingafelter* and featuring Dana Green, Michael O'Connell*, Darius Pierce*, and Kerry Ryan*. The production runs Oct 23 - Nov 14, 2015, Wednesday-Today at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm at the Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Ave. Portland, OR 97214. (more...)

REHEARSAL FOR MURDER Coming to Coventry
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Following his phenomenal decade-long success with The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, which sold over two million tickets and continually played to packed houses all around the UK, Bill Kenwright returns with an all-new instalment of classic mystery in Rehearsal For Murder from Mon 9 - Sat 14 May. (more...)

Sport For Jove Theatre Company to Present THE ANTON PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

The Anton Project is a series of information sessions organized by Sport For Jove Theatre Company to provide theatre goers an opportunity to explore further the influences and factors shaping the work of Anton Chekhov's play The Three Sisters. Three Sisters' vision of the Prozorov family is one of the most atmospheric and complete portraits of the ordinary/extraordinary flux of human life and ebbing dreams ever penned. (more...)

Geva to Continue Season with Co-Production of A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

A classic drama by America's only Nobel Prize-winning playwright continues the 2015-2016 ESL Wilson Stage Series as Geva Theatre Center presents A Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene O'Neill and directed by Ben Barnes in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from March 29 through April 24. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET Begins This Month at Wheelhouse Theater Co.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

The Wheelhouse Theater Company, fresh off the heels of it's critically acclaimed production of Julius Caesar this past spring, and under the direction of Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Wise, has announced that it will stage a searing and imaginative production of ROMEO AND JULIET, Thursday, June 23rd through July 9th at the Davenport Theatre's Black Box Theatre, 354 West 45th Street. Mr. Wise will co direct with Matt Harrington. The official opening night will be held on June 28th at 7:30PM. www.wheelhousetheatercompany.com  (more...)

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival to Open with AN EVENING AT THE STORK CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Now in its 12th season, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival has garnered great acclaim for its world-class performances on the Big Island each summer. This year will be no exception for the festival, as the season kicks off with An Evening At the Stork Club, starring Justin John Moniz, Ashley Lambert, and David Castillo. (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: Devilishly Wicked Satire on the Drill Hall Stage in FATHER, FATHER, FATHER at #NAF16
by David Fick - Jul 8, 2016

The winner of a Silver Standard Bank Ovation Award last year, Robaby's FATHER, FATHER, FATHER is back on the National Lottery Fringe at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. A devilishly wicked satire, this physical theatre piece was created by cast members Roberto Pombo, Joni Barnard and Rachael Neary under the direction of Toni Morkel. (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...)

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...)

Full Cast, Creative Team Set for THE RUNNER STUMBLES at Bickford Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The Morris Museum is proud to announce the complete casting for the upcoming production of Milan Stitt's 'The Runner Stumbles.' Starring New Jersey based actors and Drew University students, the thriller will run twelve times at the Bickford Theatre from January 28 to February 14, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Abby Koenig Talks Her New Comedy Play COMPLAINT BOX AND/OR GOOD TIMES
by Katricia Lang - Jan 25, 2016

Those interested in seeing a fresh new work are in luck. Wordsmyth Theater Company presents a staged reading of Houston playwright Abby Koenig's original play, COMPLAINT BOX AND/OR GOOD TIMES, tonight January 25, 2016 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

George Takei, Danielle Brooks, Jessica Hecht & More Set for Theatre Forward's Annual Broadway Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 13th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, January 29th at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant, Marin Ireland & More to Lead Reading of New Winter Miller Play SPARE RIB
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

On January 22nd at 6:30 PM, the anniversary of Roe V. Wade, playwright Winter Miller will be hosting an 'abortion extravaganza' reading of her new play, SPARE RIB, as part of a nationwide series of events in conjunction with #ShoutYourAbortion. (more...)

Artistic Director John Langs Introduces ACT Theatre's Core Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre and Artistic Director John Langs are thrilled to announce ACT's first Core Company. Each year, a group of actors will join ACT in a year-long creative endeavor, performing and contributing as artistic ambassadors to ACT's Mainstage season. Langs has assembled the talents of Keiko Green, Kirsten Potter, Lorenzo Roberts, Jasmine Jean Sim, G. Valmont Thomas, Connor Toms, and R. Hamilton Wright for 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG at Theater J
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Theater J presents the Tony Award-nominated THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG by Wendy Wasserstein, which plays now through February 21, 2016. This heartfelt comedy follows the three Rosensweig sisters who are different as can be - a no-nonsense international banker, a kvelling mother of four and a bohemian world-traveling journalist. When the three hilariously reunite at Sara's London home for her 54th birthday celebration, a barrage of suitors and unexpected revelations make for one remarkable weekend. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for West End Transfer of NELL GWYNN, Starring Gemma Arterton
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report complete casting for the West End transfer of Jessica Swale's new play NELL GWYNN, directed by Christopher Luscombe. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/9/2016 - DISASTER!, PRODIGAL SON, JOPLIN & More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 9, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Take cover! DISASTER! wrecks havoc on Broadway starting tonight, PRODIGAL SON opens at MTC, Janis Joplin heads out on tour and more! (more...)

St. James Theatre Announces A CONVERSATION WITH ANITA DOBSON
by marianka swain - Feb 4, 2016

St. James Theatre has announced that Anita Dobson, star of stage and screen, will join Edward Seckerson to discuss her varied career on Sunday 20 March at 3pm. One of Britain's most distinguished actresses, Dobson's extensive list of credits ranges from popular TV staples like EastEnders to classical theatre and musicals. (more...)

ACT Announces Staff Promotions, Names New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre's Executive Director Carlo Scandiuzzi and Chair of the Board of Trustees Chuck Sitkin are pleased to announce that Becky Witmer has been promoted to Managing Director. Witmer previously served as ACT's General Manager and Director of Marketing and Communications. She will work with the staff and board to continue ACT's success in developing audiences, raising funds, and overseeing the daily operations of the theatre. Witmer signed a two-year contract in 2016 and now reports to the Board of Trustees. (more...)

PTC to Stage AN INSPECTOR CALLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley, February 19 - March 5, 2016. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present ORIGINATE + GENERATE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Berkeley's Aurora Theatre Company announces the company's new works initiative to promote the creation of forward-looking theater, Originate + Generate. After a successful 10-year run, the Global Age Project festival of new works has evolved and shifted focus from discovery to development, including commissions, workshops, readings, and full productions of new plays. Every year, theater artists will be selected and given the opportunity to create new work via processes of their own devising. They will receive the financial support, resources, and physical space to create works specifically for Aurora's stages. Special consideration will be given to local theater artists. Aurora Theatre Company is pleased to announce that the first O+G two artists are Jonathan Spector with The State of Nature and Beth Wilmurt with Cabaret Olga. During the creation process, audiences will be invited to attend various workshops and presentations as the works are being created as well as a series of pop-up readings by other theater makers. (more...)

Breaking News: John Doyle to Direct DEAD POETS SOCIETY Premiere & PACIFIC OVERTURES as Part of Classic Stage's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Off-Broadway's acclaimed Classic Stage Company today announced plans for its 2016-17 season, led by incoming Artistic Director John Doyle and Managing Director Jeff Griffin. Doyle, a Tony Award winner for Sweeney Todd and the director of Broadway's highly-praised new production of The Color Purple, assumes the artistic leadership of CSC beginning in July, succeeding Brian Kulick, who has led the company since 2003. For CSC, Doyle has directed Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro, and later this season will direct Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt. (more...)

Rachel Weisz Will Return to the Stage in Revival of David Hare's PLENTY at The Public; David Leveaux to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that David Hare's PLENTY will receuve its first major New York revival as part of The Public's 2016-17 season. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring Academy and Olivier Award winner Rachel Weisz, the award-winning post-World War II drama about a former secret agent first premiered at The Public in 1982 and then transferred to Broadway in 1983 to receive a Tony nomination for Best Play. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 13, 2016
by - Feb 13, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Wheelhouse Theatre Company to Present JULIUS CAESAR, 3/2-13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

The Wheelhouse Theater Company, a new theater company dedicated to transformative, joyful and essential works, has announced that it will present a dynamic, bloody production of William Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR, Wednesday, March 2nd through Sunday, March 12th at the Davenport Theatre, 354 West 45th Street. Founding Artistic Director of the Company Jeff Wise will direct. (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct LUNA GALE at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Cleveland Play House's (CPH) monumental 100th Season continues with the regional premiere of LUNA GALE. CPH welcomes back film and stage legend Austin Pendleton to direct this contemporary drama that begs the question 'To whom do you belong?' Written by Rebecca Gilman, recipient of the 2015 Roe Green Award, LUNA GALE runs February 27 - March 20 in the intimate Allen Theatre. (more...)

Red House Arts Center to Continue 2015-16 LAB Series with CRIMES OF THE HEART, 12/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

The Red House Arts Center in Syracuse, NY presents the Pulitzer Prize winning play CRIMES OF THE HEART, written by Beth Henley and directed by Jenn DeCook, as parts of its LAB Series December 11-13. (more...)

Stage and Screen Star Robert Loggia, Known for Mobster Roles, Dies at 85
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Robert Loggia, known for his roles in SCARFACE and THE SOPRANOS, died today, December 4, 2015 after a battle with Alzheimer's. He was 85. (more...)

New Thriller, REHEARSAL FOR MURDER to Tour the UK, Jan. 12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Following his phenomenal decade-long success with The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, which sold over two million tickets and continually played to packed houses all around the UK, comes a new thrilling chapter as Bill Kenwright announces The Classic Thriller Theatre Company and its first production REHEARSAL FOR MURDER. (more...)

Welcome to Anatevka! Meet the Full Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 20, 2015

The Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF officially opens tonight, December 20, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

CoHo to Present New Adaptation of THE YELLOW WALLPAPER This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

CoHo Productions' 20th Season continues with a new stage adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER, one of the most important American short stories of the 19th century. This world premiere production will integrate expressionistic audio, visual and movement interludes with the haunting literary text. Sue Mach's adaptation, conceived by Grace Carter and directed by Philip Cuomo, features Carter, Chris Harder and Christy Bigelow. The production runs January 13 - February 6, 2016. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Announces Casting for APARTMENT 3A
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's most sophisticated theater, presents the Chicago premiere of Apartment 3A by Emmy award-winning, twice Tony award-nominated actor/musician Jeff Daniels. (more...)

Stunning One-Woman Play at Opens at FSC This Week!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Over Labor Day Weekend, the Franklin Stage Company is delighted to welcome back writer-actress Patricia Buckley with her solo play 'Evolution.' With a story that blends the lives of two sisters, their mother, and the unique evolution of whales, 'Evolution' is a deeply moving, often wildly funny tale of how human beings endure, evolve and move on. Buckley performed an earlier version of 'Evolution' to sold-out houses at FSC at the start of the 2015 season, and patrons have clamored ever since for its return. (more...)

International Women Artists' Salon Announces AN EVENING OF REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

International Women Artists' Salon today announced an evening of revolution showcasing artists from the worlds of music, poetry, theater, painting, dance, film, and animation, premiering Saturday, August 20 at 7:30PM at Dixon Place, located at 161 Chrystie Street. Admission to the hour-long event is free. (more...)

Breaking News: Jason Sudeikis Will Lead Classic Stage Company's DEAD POETS SOCIETY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Classic Stage Company (Artistic Director John Doyle and Managing Director Jeff Griffin) announced today that Jason Sudeikis will star as John Keating in the world premiere of Dead Poets Society, a new play based on the beloved 1989 film. Written by Academy Award winner Tom Schulman, adapted from his screenplay, and directed by John Doyle, Dead Poets Society is set at a rigorous all-boys preparatory school renowned for its ancient traditions, where the unconventional Professor Keating inspires his students to defy conformity, and to live passionately. Performances for Dead Poets Society will begin Thursday, October 27 at CSC (136 East 13thStreet) with an official press opening Thursday, November 17. Additional casting will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

Breaking News: Jessica Hecht, John Turturro & Tony Shalhoub Will Lead THE PRICE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced the stars of the new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. (more...)

SMASH Star Wesley Taylor to Ascend to Heaven in AN ACT OF GOD in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway/Cabaret announces today that Wesley Taylor, Broadway star and fan favorite in the NBC TV show 'Smash', will play God in the new comedy AN ACT OF GOD making its Denver debut at the Garner Galleria Theatre starting October 15. (more...)

Christine Lahti, Jason Ritter and Georgia King to Star in THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The divisive world of Washington D.C. politics moves to center stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts when Anthony Giardina's searing political comic drama THE CITY OF CONVERSATION opens for a limited run in May. (more...)

Ahn Trio to Perform Music of David Bowie & More at bergenPAC, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents The Ahn Trio plays Bowie and Beyond, Sponsored by The Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation-Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 8PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

Married Couple Dylan & Becky Ann Baker Join Cast of John Doyle-Helmed PEER GYNT at CSC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, today announced that acclaimed actors (and married couple) Becky Ann Baker (currently featured on "Girls") and Dylan Baker (currently featured on "The Americans") have joined the cast of its upcoming production of Henrik Ibsen's PEER GYNT, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who becomes the company's new Artistic Director in July.  (more...)

David Byrne to Headline PS122's 2016 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

PS122's Spring Gala 2016 celebrates three contemporary luminaries whose influence ripples across borders and through generations by honoring Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, the visionary team behind Big Dance Theater. In addition, Nicole Birmann Bloom, of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, will receive the Shining Star Award for her unwavering dedication to New York City arts and French-American cultural exchange. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

A classic drama by America's only Nobel Prize-winning playwright continues the 2015-2016 ESL Wilson Stage Series as Geva Theatre Center presents A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN by Eugene O'Neill and directed by Ben Barnes in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage now through April 24, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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