Katy Perry's Sitar Player to Star in San Diego REP's DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced final casting for their upcoming production of "Disgraced," the 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Ayad Akhtar. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Sets Playfest 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF invites audiences to take a risk on new plays at PlayFest from November 5 - 8, 2015. Presented by Harriett's Charitable Trust, the four-day festival is packed with new play readings that reflect the vibrancy of human emotion. Tickets to individual PlayFest readings ($8) will be available to the general public on Tuesday, September 22, and may be purchased online at www.orlandoshakes.org, by phone at (407) 447-1700 ext. 1., or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). PlayFest Festival Passes are on sale now and may be purchased by phone or in person. (more...)

Rob Campbell, Amber Gray and More Lead CSC's GREEK FESTIVAL, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Classical Greek theatre will take over Classic Stage Company when it begins its 2015/2016 season with the inaugural GREEK FESTIVAL! (more...)

Guerilla Opera Announces 10th Season - World Premieres, Live Streams and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Guerilla Opera is all fun and games in their 10th anniversary season, featuring a new production of Loose, Wet, Perforated with music and libretto by Nicholas P. Vines in September 2016 and the world premiere of Play, the Game or Game, the Play with music and libretto by composer and theater artist Rick Burkhardt in May 2017. (more...)

THE MONEY FISH to Run 10/1-11/22 at the Hudson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Sometimes you have to journey to the end of the world to find yourself. Michael Arabian directs writer/performer John Cox in The Money Fi$h, an unforgettable true story opening October 1 at the Hudson Theatres in Hollywood. (more...)

BABY'S BREATH Plays TNC's Dream Up Festival, Now thru 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

'Baby's Breath,' written and directed by Jeana Scotti, tells the story of Beatrice, who has recently found out about an unexpected pregnancy. Going against nature and biology, the baby is developing inside her lung. This unborn baby takes Beatrice, her roommate, the baby's unsupportive father and an obsessive shoe salesman on a journey of life, breath and selflessness. Its world premiere will be presented tonight, September 1, through September 5 at Producers' Club Theaters, 358 West 44th Street by Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival. (more...)

Oppressed in Heels & A Letter for You to Present THE TROJAN WOMEN, 10/23-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Oppressed in Heels and A Letter for You presents The Trojan Women, a new devised work pulled from interviews of women dealing with war in its many ravaging forms weaved into the narrative of Euripides' classic text. Nathaniel P. Claridad (the original company of Here Lies Love) directs and serves as head writer for the new investigative theatre piece that will play October 23rd through November 1 at the Access Theatre. (more...)

Gate Theatre Sets New Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces the Gate Theatre's new season Nuclear: A Season about the Family. The season opens with the world premiere of Nina Segal's In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises), followed by the world premiere of The Iphigenia Quartet which includes Agamemnon by Caroline Bird, Iphigenia by Suhayla El-Bushra, Clytemnestra by Lulu Raczka and Chorus by Chris Thorpe. (more...)

Casting, Directors Set for Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 2015 PlayFest This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF invites audiences to take a risk on new plays at PlayFest from November 5 - 8, 2015. (more...)

Always Moving Forward, ACTORS BRIDGE Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 24, 2015

Although it may be difficult to fathom, but Actors Bridge Ensemble - one of Nashville's edgier and most progressive theater companies from its inception - is in the midst of its 20th anniversary season with a continued focus on presenting provocative and challenging theater for local audiences under the watchful eye of producing artistic director Vali Forrister and her band of artisans. Actors Bridge was honored in 2012 with the First Night Award for Outstanding Theater Company. (more...)

Oppressed in Heels & A Letter for You to Present THE TROJAN WOMEN, 10/23-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Oppressed in Heels and A Letter for You presents The Trojan Women, a new devised work pulled from interviews of women dealing with war in its many ravaging forms weaved into the narrative of Euripides' classic text. Nathaniel P. Claridad (the original company of Here Lies Love) directs and serves as head writer for the new investigative theatre piece that will play October 23rd through November 1 at the Access Theatre. (more...)

THE MONEY FISH Runs Now thru 11/22 at the Hudson
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Sometimes you have to journey to the end of the world to find yourself. Michael Arabian directs writer/performer John Cox in The Money Fi$h, an unforgettable true story opening tonight, October 1 at the Hudson Theatres in Hollywood. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Kicks Off 2015 PlayFest Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF invites audiences to take a risk on new plays at PlayFest this week, November 5 - 8, 2015. (more...)

WAM Theatre to Host Reading of THE OREGON TRAIL, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

WAM Theatre has announced the cast for the third in their 2016 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series, The Oregon Trail by Bekah Brunstetter, directed by Estefania Fadul. The reading will take place on Sunday, June 19 at 3 pm at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe, 6 Depot Street in West Stockbridge, MA. (more...)

Ron Sossi Directs OEDIPUS MACHINA, Opening Tonight with Odyssey Theatre Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2015

Director Ron Sossi puts a unique stamp on Ellen McLaughlin's acclaimed adaptation of Sophocles' Oedipus in a new production from Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and KOAN. Oedipus Machina opens tonight, May 30 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Odyssey Theatre Presents OEDIPUS MACHINA
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2015

Director Ron Sossi puts a unique stamp on Ellen McLaughlin's acclaimed adaptation of Sophocles' Oedipus in a new production from Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and KOAN. Oedipus Machina opens on May 30 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. (more...)

LA LLORONA Set for Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

From writer/producer Matt DeNoto comes the world premiere of his new play La Llorona at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.  A terrifying new take on the classic Latino myth, La Llorona tells the story of beautiful Maria, who centuries ago was driven by madness to commit an unthinkable act.  An act so horrific it damns her soul to walk the earth forever, terrorizing children even today. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for EAST IS EAST at Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Adam Karim (Sajit Khan), Assad Zaman (Saleem Khan), Dharmesh Patel (Abdul Khan), Salma Hoque (Meenah Khan) and Simon Nagra (George Khan) join the previously announced comedy award-winning actress Pauline McLynn (Ella Khan) and original West End cast members, Ashley Kumar (Tariq Khan) and Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan) to complete the casting of the Khan family in the national tour of Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East. The Khans are joined by Kammy Darweish (Mr Shah), Sakuntala Ramanee (Mrs Shah) and Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie). (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Sets 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In Theatr Clwyd's 40th anniversary year, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her Theatr Clwyd directorial debut production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Harvey directs Lisa Palfrey in the role of Beatrice and John Ramm as Benedict. They are joined by David Bark-Jones, Jonathan Harden, Sian Howard, Nakay Kpaka, Steven Meo, Catherin Morris, Lowri Palfrey, Kerry Peers, and Sion Pritchard. (more...)

RIOULT Dance NY to Perform at The Joyce Theater, 6/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, returns to The Joyce Theater from June 21-26, 2016 with eight performances featuring World and New York City Premieres. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at www.joyce.org.   (more...)

Photo Flash: A Final Look at Obsidian Theater's THE TROJAN WOMEN
by Katricia Lang - Mar 5, 2016

'The Trojan Women tells the gripping story of the women the day after Troy fall to the Greeks. The women wrestle with their fate as defeated slaves. With a beautiful modern translation this dramatic play is at once immersive and accessible,' says director Tom Stell. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marin Mazzie Gets Fitted in Her KING AND I Hoop Skirt!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

She still has some time to prepare for her Broadway return, but she's already good to go when it come to Anna's biggest costume challenge- the hoop skirt. She writes on Instagram: 'A little 'hoop shot' in honor of March Madness. @kingandibway #kingandi#costumefittingfun' (more...)

Tennessee Williams' KINGDOM OF EARTH Set for Odyssey Theatre, 7/15-8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Tennessee Williams aficionados will have the chance to view one of his lesser-known works in a rare Los Angeles production this summer. Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot) directs Susan Priver, Brian Burke and Daniel Felix de Weldon in Kingdom of Earth, a darkly comic psychodrama set to open July 15 as a guest production, presented by Dance On Productions in association with Linda Toliver and Gary Guidinger, at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Gate Theatre's THE CHRISTIANS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

With Elinor Cook's Image of an Unknown Young Woman about to open at the Gate, Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces the full company for his production of the UK premiere of Lucas Hnath's The Christians - William Gaminara (Pastor), Jaye Griffiths (Pastor's Wife), Stefan Adegbola (Associate Pastor), Lucy Ellinson (Congregant) and David Calvitto (Elder). Also announced today, ahead of performances at the Gate Theatre, the production plays at the Traverse as part of this year's Edinburgh Festival from 3 to 30 August. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Leads July's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a magical mega-hit and musical revivals to plays with strong political resonance, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

World Premiere by A.R. Gurney and More Slated for The Flea This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Flea Theater's Artistic Director Niegel Smith and Producing Director Carol Ostrow the fall 2016 season, which will include an A.R. Gurney World Premiere and a new look at the Greeks by Ellen McLaughlin. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: RIOULT DANCE NY Conjures Shades of Valiant Women
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jun 22, 2016

Mr. Rioult is a compelling storyteller. In 'Iphigenia' - which begins with a glimpse of the gruesome future - he confronts the tragedy head on by making it clear that the designated sacrifice is unaware of her fate. Watching Clytemnestra - Charis Haines, who handily walks away with the piece - batter a commanding Brian Flynn as Agamemnon reminds one that there is nothing so frightening as a mother whose child has been threatened. (more...)

RIOULT Dance NY's Gala Evening 2016 Slated for Tomorrow at The Joyce
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Board of Directors, Chairman's Council, and Dancers of RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, proudly announce their GALA EVENING 2016,Wednesday, June 22, 2016 starting with a 7pm performance at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street featuring the NYC Premiere of Pascal Rioult's Polymorphous. (more...)

The Public Theater Expands Public Works Program with ACTivate
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The Public Theater has announced the expansion of Public Works with ACTivate, a new tier of the groundbreaking initiative designed to bind our community together by creating acts of participatory theater to examine the great issues and dilemmas of our time. Expanding the participant's role in the artistic process, ACTivate bridges the gap between the year-round classes and annual Delacorte pageant in September, engaging the ensemble in every aspect of the creative process and culminating in an original piece. This year, the ensemble will present TROY in The Public's LuEsther Hall for four invited presentations only, June 10-12. (more...)

BWW Preview: RIOULT DANCE NY Astounds in the Open Rehearsal of 'Cassandra's Curse'
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jun 18, 2016

In preparation for its upcoming Joyce season, RIOULT Dance NY held an open rehearsal at the Gibney Dance Center at 890 Broadway featuring a run through of the company's upcoming world premiere, 'Cassandra's Curse'. Of course this refers to that doomed prophetess from the Trojan War who - though blessed with foresight - was cursed to never have her predictions believed. In an expansive opening, Artistic Director Pascal Rioult revealed that the piece was inspired by his passion for Euripides' 'The Trojan Women', a play that serves as a wellspring of material for his current artistic period. (more...)

RIOULT Dance NY to Return to The Joyce Theater Featuring Kathleen Turner as Narrator
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, returns to The Joyce Theater from June 21-26, 2016 with eight performances featuring World and New York City Premieres. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at www.joyce.org.   (more...)

EAST IS EAST National Tour Opens in Brighton Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 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 tonight 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...)

Photo Coverage: Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Perform BROADWAY AND BEYOND at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 28, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presented Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley in Broadway and Beyond on last night and BroadwayWorld was there. Broadway's Golden Couple shared their favorite songs from the Broadway musicals they've starred in along with selections from the Great American Songbook." (more...)

The Flea to Premiere New Adaptation of THE TROJAN WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Flea Theater presents the New York premiere of Ellen McLaughlin's adaptation of The Trojan Women. It will be directed by Resident Director Anne Cecelia Haney, featuring members of The Bats, The Flea's resident acting company. Previews begin Wednesday, August 24th with opening night slated for Thursday, September 1st. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company Presents the Regional Premiere of SISTER PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Sister Play, the third production in Chester Theatre Company's 2016 season, will have its regional premiere on Wednesday, August 3 at 8:00 p.m. in the Chester Town Hall at 15 Middlefield Road, Chester, MA. (more...)

Stage Couple Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley to Bring BROADWAY AND BEYOND to Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley in Broadway and Beyond onMonday, July 27 at 8pm at the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street, Pittsfield). (more...)

Rob Campbell, Amber Gray and More to Lead CSC's GREEK FESTIVAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Classical Greek theatre will take over Classic Stage Company when it begins its 2015/2016 season with the inaugural GREEK FESTIVAL! (more...)

Luciole International Theatre to Translate Photography to the Stage in PANGEA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Luciole International Theatre continues their inaugural season with passion, risk and awe. Houston has been named one of the most diverse cities in the United States. (more...)

Drama League Announces 2016 Artists-in-Residence; New Works to Feature Duncan Sheik & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The Drama League has announced the artists and theater ensembles chosen to develop new plays and musicals as part of the 2016 Artist Residency Program.  (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater & UCF to Present THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES, 2/24-3/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents a modern verse translation of The Adventures of Pericles from February 24 - March 26, 2016 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Pirates and shipwrecks, combat tournaments, and murder plots set the stage for Shakespeare's romantic adventure, Pericles. Tickets to The Adventures of Pericles are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents a modern verse translation of The Adventures of Pericles from February 24 - March 26, 2016 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Pirates and shipwrecks, combat tournaments, and murder plots set the stage for Shakespeare's romantic adventure, Pericles. Tickets to The Adventures of Pericles are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

WAM Theatre Announces Casting for Fresh Takes Reading of SAMSARA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

WAM Theatre is pleased to announce the cast for the fourth in their 2016 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series, Samsara by Lauren Yee, directed by WAM Theatre Co-Founder Leigh Strimbeck. The reading will take place on Sunday, August 21 at 3 pm at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe, 6 Depot Street in West Stockbridge, MA. (more...)

BABY'S BREATH to Play TNC's Dream Up Festival, 9/1-5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

'Baby's Breath,' written and directed by Jeana Scotti, tells the story of Beatrice, who has recently found out about an unexpected pregnancy. Going against nature and biology, the baby is developing inside her lung. This unborn baby takes Beatrice, her roommate, the baby's unsupportive father and an obsessive shoe salesman on a journey of life, breath and selflessness. Its world premiere will be presented September 1 to 5 at Producers' Club Theaters, 358 West 44th Street by Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival. (more...)

THE KING AND I's Marin Mazzie Will Host Facebook Live Chat on Monday!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, 3-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie will assume the role of Anna Leonowens in its Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I beginning Tuesday, May 3 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). The star just announced that she'll be answering questions from fans in a live chat on Monday morning: (more...)

VIDEO: Marin Mazzie Tries on Her KING AND I Gown!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, 3-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie will assume the role of Anna Leonowens in its Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I beginning Tuesday, May 3 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). She still has some time to prepare for her Broadway return, but she's already ready to go with her Act 2 gown! (more...)

Diane Lane Will Return to Broadway This Fall in Stephen Karam's Adaptation of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced Academy Award nominee Diane Lane will return to Broadway to play 'Ranevskaya' in a new production of The Cherry Orchard. Ms. Lane made her Broadway debut as a child, in the 1977 revival of The Cherry Orchard. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marin Mazzie is Getting to Know Her KING AND I Wardrobe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, 3-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie will assume the role of Anna Leonowens in its Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I beginning Tuesday, May 3 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). She still has some time to prepare for her Broadway return, but she's already ready to go with her Act 2 gown! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Couple Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Live Stream from Home!
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, 3-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie will assume the role of Anna Leonowens in its Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I beginning Tuesday, May 3 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Just blocks away, her husband, Jason Danieley, is starring as Billy Flynn in Chicago. Below, watch as the couple talks to fans in a Facebook Live chat that they hosted this morning! (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Continue Season with West Coast Premiere of RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse continues its thirteenth Mainstage season with the West Coast premiere of Lolita Chakrabarti's biographical play Red Velvet, directed by Margo Hall. (more...)

Cast, Directors Announced for Gate Theatre's World Premiere of THE IPHIGENIA QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces full casting for the world premiere of The Iphigenia Quartet which includes Agamemnon, written by Caroline Bird and directed by Christopher Haydon; Chorus, written by Chris Thorpe and directed by Elayce Ismail; Iphigenia by Suhayla El-Bushra and directed by Rebecca Hill and Clytemnestra by Lulu Raczka and directed by Jennifer Tang. In Agamemnon, Andrew French plays Agamemnon, Nigel Barratt plays Menelaus, Sharon Duncan-Brewster plays Clytemnestra and Louise McMenemy plays Messenger. The cast of Agamemnon will all play Voice in Chorus. In Iphigenia and Clytemnestra, Shannon Tarbet plays Iphigenia and Maid, Susie Trayling plays Clytemnestra and Professor, Dwane Walcott plays Achilles and Soldier and Anthony Barclay plays Agamemnon and Director. The Iphigenia Quartet opens at the Gate Theatre, on 3 May, with previews from 23 April, until 21 May. Agamemnon and Clytemnestra will play in rep with Iphigenia and Chorus as part of Nuclear: A Season about the Family. (more...)

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