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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (New York, NY)
205 West 46th St.

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Based on The Beggar's Opera by John Gay


National Theatre Live Presents FRANKENSTEIN, HAMLET and WAR HORSE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

National Theatre Live is thrilled to bring three of its most popular titles back to cinemas this fall – Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch and “Elementary” star Jonny Lee Miller in Frankenstein on October 25; Cumberbatch in Hamlet on November 15; and the celebrated National Theatre production of War Horse on December 6. For more information, visit www.NTLive.com. (more...)

Cave Theatre Co. to present Bertolt Brecht's THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI at UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present Cave Theatre Co.'s production of Bertolt Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui: A Gangster Spectacle at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) October 6-16 with performances Today through Saturday at8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets ($17) may be purchased in advance at www.horseTRADE.info. The performance runs approximately two hours, with a 15-minute intermission.  (more...)

Original Star Mary Beth Peil Will Journey to Broadway in ANASTASIA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Just announced, Mary Beth Peil will star in the role of Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna in the new Broadway musical Anastasia, opening on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Peil originated the role in the world premiere production at Hartford Stage. (more...)

Third Rail Rep to Screen NT Live's 'BRIDGE', THREEPENNY OPERA and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

A theatre trip to London not in the cards this fall? Then catch the top British productions close to home as Portland's Third Rail Repertory Theatre's (more...)

Epic Chinese Drama TEAHOUSE Returns for First Time Since Expo 86
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Canada-China Cultural Development Association (CCCDA) presents Beijing People's Art Theatre in Lao She'sTeahouse - an epic drama of Chinese culture, history, and politics, November 10 & 11 at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts (777 Homer Street). The signature work from one of China's national theatre companies, the play follows 50-years of turbulent history - from the fall of the Qing Empire in 1898 to the defeat of the Kuomingtang in 1948 - as witnessed within the walls of a Beijing teahouse.  (more...)

Paul Capsis to Star in New Australian Production of CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Winner of 12 Tony Awards, 8 Academy Awards and 7 BAFTA Awards, CABARET wows audiences and critics alike time and time again sky-rocketing the careers its starts.  Fifty years ago in 1966 the original Broadway production made a household name of Joel Grey who shook audiences as The Emcee.  Two years later an unassuming Judi Dench stole the show as Sally Bowles on London's West End.  Arguably the most iconic movie musical of all time made a star of Liza Minnelli when she brought Sally Bowles to the silver screen directed by Bob Fosse. (more...)

Paul Capsis to Star as 'The Emcee' in All-New Australian Production of CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Kit Kat Club is returning to Sydney in all its decadence for a new Australian revival of CABARET at Hayes Theatre Co. from 9 January 2017 starring Paul Capsis as The Emcee.  CABARET will then play the Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne from 27 April 2017. (more...)

Patrick Marber's Critically Acclaimed Production Of Tom Stoppard's Travesties Transfers To The West End Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Patrick Marber's critically acclaimed production of Tom Stoppard's Travesties transfers to the West End in 2017 for a limited run at the Apollo Theatre - with over 100 tickets at each performance at just £20. (more...)

THE WHO'S TOMMY and More Slated for New Wolsey Theatre's Spring 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

This Spring, the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich will produce the second Ramps on the Moon touring production, The Who's Tommy, which will tour to Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds, Sheffield and London. Ipswich will see the show first from Thu 30 March to Sat 15 April. (more...)

Center Stage Announces LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Cast and Artistic Team
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

 Center Stage is pleased to announce the cast and artistic team for Les Liaisons Dangereuses, its first production of the 2016/17 Season. (more...)

Lilli Cooper to Join TICK, TICK... BOOM! in Extended Run Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced that tickets are now on sale for four more weeks, through December 18th, for Keen's acclaimed new production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...BOOM! Ciara Renee will play her final performance on November 20th. Beginning November 22nd, Lilli Cooper, seen on Broadway in Spring Awakening and Wicked, will take over the role of Susan. (more...)

Annette Warren to Return to New York at the Age of 94 in I AIN'T DONE YET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Annette Warren, the 'secret' singing voice of Ava Gardner and Lucille Ball in such films as the MGM classic 'Show Boat,' and a nightclub, TV and recording star whose career spans the past 70 years, will make a long-awaited return to New York at the age of 94, with a special performance of her new one-woman show, 'I Ain't Done Yet' at Feinstein's/54 Below on Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Scarlett Strallen, Alastair Brookshaw & More Will Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Scarlett Strallen (Amalia Balash) will be joined by Alastair Brookshaw (Ladislav Sipos), Les Dennis (Mr Maraczek), Callum Howells (Arpad Laszlo), Katherine Kingsley(Ilona Ritter), Dominic Tighe (Steven Kodaly) and Mark Umbers (Georg Nowack), with Rachel Bingham, Peter Dukes, Luke Fetherston, Olivia Fines, Aimee Hodnett, Sarah-Marie Maxwell and Vincent Pirillo for the company's major revival of She Loves Me this Christmas. The production reunites Strallen with director Matthew White, following their previous collaboration at the Menier on Candide. The production opens on 7 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 5 March 2017. Full casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for Connecticut (more...)

Cherry Jones to Make West End Debut in John Tiffany's THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Michael Esper, Brian J. Smith, and Kate O'Flynn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

John Tiffany returns to the West End for the first time since the international critical hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, to bring his acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie to the Duke of York's Theatre for a limited season. (more...)

Flute Theatre and English Touring Theatre's HAMLET to Transfer to Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Following performances across Europe, including Gdansk Shakespeare Festival; Mercury Theatre Colchester; Craiova International Festival; Park Theatre, London; four theatres in Spain; Neuss Globe Shakespeare Festival; and Kronborg Castle, Elsinore Hamletscenen, Flute Theatre and English Touring Theatre today announces that their production of Hamlet, adapted by Kelly Hunter, transfers to the Trafalgar Studios for a limited run this December.  As well as adapting, Hunter directs Mark Arends (Hamlet), Finlay Cormack (Laertes), David Fielder (Polonius/ Gravedigger), Tom Mannion (Claudius), Katy Stevens (Gertrude) and Francesca Zoutewelle (Ophelia). The production opens on 8 December, with previews from 6 December, and runs until 31 December. (more...)

Chicken Soup for the Soul Announces Live Theater Development Partnership with Stellation Entertainment and Rodgers & Hammerstein
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Chicken Soup for the Soul is coming to the stage! The world's favorite storyteller, with more than 250 books in print, is bringing a select group of its 20,000-plus stories to life through live theater for audiences of all ages. Chicken Soup for the Soul has teamed up with Stellation Entertainment to adapt a wide variety of diverse stories to be performed for live audiences. These shows will be distributed worldwide by Theatrical Licensing agent, R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers & Hammerstein, An Imagem Company, for performances by schoolchildren, amateurs and professional performers. (more...)

Rogers and Hammerstein Theatricals Partners with CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Chicken Soup for the Soul is coming to the stage! The world's favorite storyteller, with more than 250 books in print, is bringing a select group of its 20,000-plus stories to life through live theater for audiences of all ages. Chicken Soup for the Soul has teamed up with Stellation Entertainment to adapt a wide variety of diverse stories to be performed for live audiences. These shows will be distributed worldwide by theatrical licensing agent, R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers & Hammerstein, An Imagem Company, for performances by schoolchildren, amateurs and professional performers.   (more...)

Sarah Stiles, Lilli Cooper, Will Connolly and More Set for Tonight's ON THE EVE Concert at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The three-time New York Innovative Theatre Award winning Theatre C will present a concert of songs from the acclaimed folk-indie-rock musical On the Eve by Shawn Magill, Seth Magill and Michael Federico at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street) tonight, October 19, 2016 at 10:00 PM. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 16, 2016
by - Oct 16, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Announces Full Cast - Simon Green, Andre Torquato, Bryan Buscher-West and More; Oct. 14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Nullabor Productions are delighted to announce the full cast for the New Zealand production of the international smash hit PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, THE MUSICAL opening today, 14 October 2016 at The Civic in Auckland. (more...)

Pat Kinevane Returns to Odyssey Theatre with West Coast Premiere of UNDERNEATH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Sticks and stones didn't break her bones, but words and pointing crushed her. Olivier Award winners Pat Kinevane and Fishamble: The New Play Company return to Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, the company that introduced Los Angeles audiences to the Irish writer/performer's extraordinary Forgotten and Silent, with his third solo work about life lived on the fringes of society. Jim Culleton, artistic director of Dublin's Fishamble and director of both Forgotten and Silent, directs the West Coast premiere of Underneath for a limited run Oct. 14 - Oct. 30. The engagement will also include two performances of Silent, which garnered the 2016 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement following its run at London's Soho Theatre. (more...)

Colin Donnell, Laura Osnes and Nathan Gunn Join The New York Pops for Lerner & Loewe Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Tonight, October 14, 2016 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will launch its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, celebrating the legacy and timeless works of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. (more...)

Chance Theater's TYA Series Proudly Presents California Premiere of THE BOY AT THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to present the exciting and wondrous The Boy at the Edge of Everything. Written by Finegan Kruckemeyer, and directed by Darryl B. Hovis, The Boy at the Edge of Everything will begin October 13 and continue through October 23, on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

National Theatre of London in HD's THE THREEPENNY OPERA and FRANKENSTEIN Come to the Big Screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse this Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

 Craig's Fine Jewelry Live in HD Series at The Ridgefield Playhouse brings two encore screenings of National Theatre of London to the big screen in October!  Mack the knife is back in town!  On Friday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. it's The Threepenny Opera.  (more...)

Sarah Stiles, Lilli Cooper, Will Connolly and More Set for ON THE EVE Concert at Joe's Pub; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Theatre C has announced the entire cast of our concert of On the Eve at Joe's Pub. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look! Odyssey Theatre Ensemble's UNDERNEATH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Sticks and stones didn't break her bones, but words and pointing crushed her. Olivier Award winners Pat Kinevane and Fishamble: The New Play Company return to Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, the company that introduced Los Angeles audiences to the Irish writer/performer's extraordinary Forgotten and Silent, with his third solo work about life lived on the fringes of society. Jim Culleton, artistic director of Dublin's Fishamble and director of both Forgotten and Silent, directs the West Coast premiere of Underneath for a limited run Oct. 14 - Oct. 30. The engagement will also include two performances of Silent, which garnered the 2016 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement following its run at London's Soho Theatre. (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

From October 21 - November 20, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, a bold new musical by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb about a sensational true story that changed American history.  (more...)

LIFE IS FOR LIVING World Premiere to Celebrate Noel Coward at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the world premiere of LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD, co-created by Simon Green and David Shrubsole. Starring Mr. Green with musical direction by Mr. Shrubsole, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD was researched by Jason Morell. Produced by Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD begins performances on Tuesday, December 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 1. Press opening is Sunday, December 18 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Still Game's Scott Reid to star in THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Still Game's Scott Reid is to star as Christopher Boone in The National Theatre's production of the Olivier award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time when it returns to the King's in August next year as part of a major UK and Ireland opening at the Lowry in Salford on 21 January. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 5, 2016
by - Nov 5, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Laura Osnes, Lindsay Mendez and More to Celebrate '75 YEARS OF STREISAND' with the American Pops
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their all-star 2016-2017 season with Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM at The George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC). (more...)

Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Chris Bauer and More Head to David Mamet's THE PENITENT Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the world premiere play The Penitent, by Atlantic's Pulitzer Prize-winning co-founder David Mamet, directed by artistic director Neil Pepe. (more...)

The Attic Collective Presents LYSISTRATA at King's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

After two decades of war the men are dying and the women feel powerless to stop it. Lysistrata gathers together women from every state to enact her plan. The men will be denied what they desire the most. To get it back, they must agree to peace. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana Join NSO Holiday Pops in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Frequent collaborators, Broadway stars, and Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana join the NSO Pops and Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke for the National Symphony Orchestra's annual A Holiday Pops! concerts on Friday, December 9, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, December 10, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces New 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2016

With Sinbad the Sailor opening on Monday and Rani Moorthy's Whose Sari Now? currently playing in Gerry's studio space, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the theatre's forthcoming Spring/Summer 2017 season. (more...)

Rifco Announces UK Tour Of New Play MISS MEENA AND THE MASALA QUEENS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Rifco Artistic Director Pravesh Kumar today announces the UK tour of the world premiere Miss Meena & the Masala Queens, written by Harvey Virdi. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lilli Cooper in TICK, TICK... BOOM! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

This week Keen Company welcomed Lilli Cooper to Keen's acclaimed new production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...BOOM! Beginning November 22nd, Lilli Cooper, seen on Broadway in Spring Awakening and Wicked, has taken over the role of Susan, joining Nick Blaemire and George Salazar. BroadwayWorld has a first look at her in action below! (more...)

SATContemporary Reading Series' 7th Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Come see the wonderful cast perform this curiously relevant play tonight! (more...)

Rediscovered Tony Harrison Play Opens 2017 at the Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the rediscovery of Tony Harrison's The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus in its first London production for nearly 30 years opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season. (more...)

NO MAN'S LAND with Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart to Hit Cinemas This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

On Thursday, December 15th, National Theatre Live broadcasts Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart's return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, directed by Sean Mathias, live to cinemas internationally from Wyndham's Theatre, London. (more...)

BWW Review: Kim David Smith's MORPHIUM KABARETT Will Keep You Hanging On at Pangea
by Troy Frisby - Nov 2, 2016

With the wide-eyed innocence of a cold-blooded killer and a smile so broad the Cheshire Cat would be envious, Kim David Smith will have you in his clutches before you even realize. (more...)

Women's Rights Will Take the Stage in SATC's KARMA FOR BIRDS Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

In the spirit of the political season, on Monday, November 21st, Scandinavian American Theater Company is presenting an Icelandic play about women's rights and gender politics: KARMA FOR BIRDS by Kristin Eiriksdottir (Iceland) and Kari Ósk Gretudottir (Iceland), with translator Salka Gudmundsdottir (Iceland) and director Christoffer Berdal Denmark). (more...)

Scandinavian American Theater Company Presents KARMA FOR BIRDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

A startling, beautiful, humorous and polemic first play by two young women about the consequences of violence, injustice and beauty. Perhaps, Elsa is a seventeen-year-old girl for sale, perhaps she is a middle-aged prostitute, or a homeless old woman, maybe she is a 130-year-old Buddhist nun. Perhaps Karma for Birds is happening right here and now . . . the invisible but palpable repression of women. Performed at the Iceland National Theatre in 2013,Karma for Birds was nominated for the Griman, Iceland's theater award for best play of the year.? (more...)

Theatre In The Raw Presents: THE THREEPENNY OPERA Through 11/27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

This fall, Theatre In the Raw is bringing to Vancouver stages the Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill 1928 classic musical work,The Threepenny Opera,re imagined as a mixture of Victorian era setting with a Commercial Drive flavouring, under the direction of Jay Hamburger and Music Director Earle Peach! (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Star Ellen Greene Hits YouTube in New Horror Comedy
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Just days after the news that a musical film remake of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is in the works, the show's original Off-Broadway and big screen star Ellen Greene will appear in the new horror comedy series 12 DEADLY DAYS, debuting on Monday, December 12, on Youtube Red. (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I Adapted for Young Performers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

On the heels of the national tour of Lincoln Center's Tony Award-winning Broadway revival sweeping the country now, educators and students will be whistling a happy tune when R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers & Hammerstein, an Imagem Company, releases Getting To Know... The King and I; it was announced today by Rodgers & Hammerstein president Ted Chapin and iTheatrics founder and CEO Timothy Allen McDonald. (more...)

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