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The Tenors Come to The McCoy Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

The multi-platinum, JUNO Award-winning band The Tenors have been thrilling audiences around the world with their powerful voices and memorable melodies. Blending classical music and contemporary pop, the vocal supergroup has achieved international success, showcasing their undeniable charm and diverse vocal styles in their newest release, Under One Sky (June, 2015). The music of Clifton Murray, Victor Micallef, Remigio Pereira, and Fraser Walters is rich and soulful with powerful anthems, classic covers, and songs written and co-written by The Tenors themselves. (more...)

MADELINE AND THE GYPSIES to Run 12/4-27 at Creative Cauldron
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Creative Cauldron will ring in the holidays with Madeline's and the Gypsies, a musical adaptation of the classic book by the author/illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans. Barry Kornhauser adapted the book and Michael Koerner wrote the musical score. The production is directed and choreographed by Matt Conner. Scenic and Costume Designer Margie Jervis and Lighting Designer John Sami have created a whimsical visual world for the play inspired by Bemelmans' classic illustrations. Madeline and the Gypsies runs from December 4 - 27, 2015 at ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 South Maple Avenue. Curtain times are Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm with an additional performance on December 27 at 4:30 pm. Press night is Saturday, December 5 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

William Peace Theatre Stages THE MUSIC MAN This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

William Peace Theatre presents Meredith Willson's 1957 Tony Award-­winning musical, THE MUSIC MAN, this weekend, November 12-­15 at Kenan Auditorium on campus in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

Nick Offerman Leads World Premiere of A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES, Beginning Tonight in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Huntington Theatre Company, the 2013 recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award and Boston magazine's Best Theatre of 2013 and 2014, presents the world premiere production of A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Kennedy Toole, directed by David Esbjornson (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and All My Sons) and featuring Nick Offerman of NBC's 'Parks and Recreation.' Performances will run tonight, November 11, through December 13, 2015 at the Huntington's mainstage, the BU Theatre. (more...)

BLO Premieres Opera Annex Production of IN THE PENAL COLONY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres its Opera Annex production of Philip Glass'sdark, thought-provoking In the Penal Colony at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts, directed by BLO Emerging Artist alumnus R. B. Schlather and running tonight, November 11-15, 2015. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera to Perform Philip Glass's IN THE PENAL COLONY, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Boston, MA — October 15, 2015 – Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres its Opera Annex production of Philip Glass's dark, thought-provoking In the Penal Colony at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts, directed by BLO Emerging Artist alumnus R. B. Schlather and running November 11-15, 2015.  The one-act, three-character chamber opera (which Glass dubbed a “pocket opera” for its small cast and musical ensemble, and its 90-minute running time), is based on the 1914 Franz Kafka short story: a pitch-black fable about crime and a very unusual punishment. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the winners of the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees and winners! (more...)

London Premiere of CUT to Play at The Vaults This July
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Set against a black backdrop with unsettling moments of complete darkness, a small audience is sealed in an atmospheric Vault under the Waterloo railway arches. Winner of the Best Theatre award at Adelaide Fringe 2015, and the Underbelly Adelaide Award 2015, this is the London premiere of CUT - an edge-of-your-seat thriller, written by award-winning Australian playwright Duncan Graham and performed by Hannah Norris. (more...)

Actors Co-Op Sets 25th Anniversary Season: OUR TOWN, LUCKY STIFF & More
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

ACTORS CO-OP has announced its 25TH SILVER ANNIVERSARY SEASON of shows! (more...)

Stage West to Present WAIT UNTIL DARK, Beginning 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Susan Hendrix is working hard to become self-reliant, having lost her sight fairly recently in a car wreck.  It's no easy task--but things are about to get a whole lot harder, as her apartment is invaded by some ruthless thieves, in Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation of the Frederick Knott thriller Wait Until Dark, beginning its 5-week run at Stage West on Thursday, May 26.  (more...)

IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD to Premiere at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, the world premiere of It Is Easy To Be Dead by award-winning playwright Neil McPherson opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 (Press Night: Friday, 17 June 2016 and Saturday, 18 June 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/16/2016 - IRONBOUND, CAGNEY and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 16, 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: IRONBOUND opens off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Emma Thompson Lends Voice to Henry James's THE TURN OF THE SHREW for Audible
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Audible Studios, a production arm of Audible.com, today announced the release of two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson's audio interpretation of Henry James's gothic novel The Turn of the Screw. This stirring performance of the famously spooky tale by the star of Saving Mr. Banks, Sense and Sensibility, Love Actually, Nanny McPhee, and the Harry Potter film series is now available for download at audible.com/EmmaThompson. (more...)

BWW Audio Exclusive: Emma Thompson Reads from Audible's THE TURN OF THE SCREW
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 15, 2016

Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy winner Emma Thompson lends her immense talent and experienced voice to Henry James' Gothic ghost tale, The Turn of the Screw, which Audible Studios released today. (more...)

Full Cast Set for English Touring Theatre & York Theatre Royal's BRIDESHEAD REVISITED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The full cast is announced today for the first ever large-scale stage production of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel Brideshead Revisited, adapted by Bryony Lavery, touring this spring and summer in the 50th anniversary year of Waugh's death. (more...)


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Photo Flash: First Look at JEEVES AT SEA at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the Chicago premiere of the witty comedy JEEVES AT SEA, opening Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:00 p.m., and running through February 28, 2016 with previews January 27- 29. Directed by Jeff Award nominee Alison C. Vesely (First Folio's Winter's Tale and The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe), the stars of First Folio's productions of Jeeves in Bloom and Jeeves Takes a Bow, will reprise their roles in JEEVES AT SEA, with Jim McCance as "Jeeves" and Christian Gray (The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe and Winter's Tale at First Folio Theatre, The Glass Menagerie at Oak Park Festival Theatre) as "Bertie." (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 24, 2016
by - Jan 24, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Dallas Opera Announces 2016-17 Season - MADAME BUTTERFLY, MOBY DICK and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce its spectacular 2016-2017 Season, consisting of five brilliant mainstage productions, including two repertoire classics never before performed by this company.  (more...)

BGT's Lucy Kay to Appear in 'JOSEPH' Tour at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT's Lucy Kay will play the Narrator in the upcoming 2016 touring production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, starring X FACTOR winner Joe McElderry, at the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 10 until Saturday 14 May 2016. Full cast to be announced.  Full info and tour dates on www.josephthemusical.com  (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents The Tempest from February 10 - March 27, 2016 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Magic, romance, and revenge set the stage for Shakespeare's late masterpiece, The Tempest. Tickets to The Tempest 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...)

Beth Fowler, Daniel Gerroll & More to Lead Reading of SCOTLAND Road at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of "Scotland Road," a mystery/thriller involving a woman who may be a survivor of the Titanic, on Monday, February 8, at 7 p.m.  Written by Jeffrey Hatcher, the play will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each.  (more...)

MONSTERS OF THE VILLA DIODATI Premiere Begins This Month at Creative Cauldron
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Creative Cauldron will premiere MONSTERS OF THE VILLA DIODATI, a new musical written by Stephen Gregory Smith and Matt Conner. The production will run from January 28th through February 21st, 2016 at ArtSpace Falls Church.  Press Night is Saturday, February 6th at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE TRUTH at Menier Chocolate Factory
by marianka swain - Feb 9, 2016

The latest play from French sensation Florian Zeller, who has already enjoyed a pair of London hits with THE FATHER and THE MOTHER, premieres at Menier Chocolate Factory next month, and the theatre today announces the full UK cast. THE TRUTH is about two couples - their friendship, suspicion and deceit. (more...)

BWW Review: Electrifying MONSTERS OF THE VILLA DIODATI Premieres at Creative Cauldron
by Barbara Johnson - Feb 8, 2016

The second installment in Creative Cauldron's "Bold New Works for Intimate Stages" initiative, the new musical MONSTERS OF THE VILLA DIODATI transports audiences to a famous gathering of 19th-century writers on Lake Geneva during a dark and stormy summer. This atmospheric production reveals the origin story of two legendary Gothic monsters, John Polidori's The Vampyre and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, while exploring their creators' own inner monsters. (more...)

Washington Concert Opera to Present Donizetti's LA FAVORITE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Washington Concert Opera is proud to continue its season of Italian masters with Gaetano Donizetti's LA FAVORITE in its original, rarely performed, French version (with English supertitles). At the height of his career and his creative genius, Donizetti wrote LA FAVORITE - one of the few operas with a mezzo-soprano in the title role. Set amidst the Moorish invasion of medieval Spain, it is filled with the passions of war, love, and sacrifice.  (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...)

First Folio Theatre to Stage Special Presentation of THE AMISH PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) is proud to present a special two-night only performance of the most timely shows it has ever produced.  (more...)

Three New Productions Slated for Opera Saratoga's 2016 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28th through July 17, 2016. (more...)

Everyday Inferno Theatre Company to Host Inaugural Developmental Lab
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Everyday Inferno Theatre Co. is pleased to announce the launch of its Inaugural Developmental Lab for Playwrights and Directors. Over the next four months, four writer/director pairs will collaborate on individual projects in various stages of development. The Lab will culminate in a public presentation of works-in-progress on May 28th, 2016. Everyday Inferno is excited to commit to the development of four new theatrical pieces that fit within the company's aesthetic, and is thrilled to offer these eight innovative, emerging artists resources and support for their work. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of JEEVES AT SEA at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the Chicago premiere of the witty comedy JEEVES AT SEA, opening Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:00 p.m., and running through February 28, 2016 with previews January 27- 29. Directed by Jeff Award nominee Alison C. Vesely (First Folio's Winter's Tale and The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe), the stars of First Folio's productions of Jeeves in Bloom and Jeeves Takes a Bow, will reprise their roles in JEEVES AT SEA, with Jim McCance as "Jeeves" and Christian Gray (The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe and Winter's Tale at First Folio Theatre, The Glass Menagerie at Oak Park Festival Theatre) as "Bertie." (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Premiere Bach's ST. JOHN PASSION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Music director Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, guest vocalists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in a BNY Mellon Grand Classics program featuring the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra premiere of Bach's St. John Passion oratorio on March 4 and 6 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

CTC Welcomes New Producing Artistic Director, New Matinee & New TalkBack in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

There are changes at the helm and on the schedule for Chester Theatre Company (CTC), which is gearing up for its 2016 season, the 27th in the theatre's history. Producing Artistic Director Daniel Elihu Kramer succeeds retiring Artistic Director Byam Stevens, a Friday matinee has been added, with an audience talkback with the cast to follow that matinee. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WEST SIDE STORY and More Among 2016 Helen Hayes Award Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the nominees for the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Stage Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents The Tempest from February 10 - March 27, 2016 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Magic, romance, and revenge set the stage for Shakespeare's late masterpiece, The Tempest. Tickets to The Tempest 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...)

Official: Matthew Perry to Bring First Play THE END OF LONGING to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Internationally acclaimed actor Matthew Perry (Friends, The Odd Couple) leads the cast in the World Premiere of his playwriting debut, The End of Longing, at the Playhouse Theatre, London, from 2 February - 14 May 2016. This fast paced, and bittersweet comic new play, will be directed by the critically acclaimed and award-winning director, Lindsay Posner (Speed-the-Plow, Other Desert Cities) reuniting the pair, following their first West End collaboration on Sexual Perversity in Chicago at the Comedy Theatre in 2003. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards Update - Caleb Ellis, Erin Cangelose Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards Update - Mia Grace McManamy in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (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...)

Asolo Rep to Stage AH, WILDERNESS! This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Asolo Rep continues its 2015-16 season with quintessential American playwright Eugene O'Neill's sentimental comedy AH, WILDERNESS!, directed by Greg Leaming, associate artistic director of Asolo Rep and the director of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. The Tony Award, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winner's sole comedy previews on Wednesday, January 20 and Thursday, January 21 at 8pm, opens Friday, January 22 at 8pm and runs in rotating repertory through Sunday, April 10 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.  (more...)

Patricia Racette to Receive Merola Distinguished Alumni Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Merola Opera Program is pleased to recognize Merola 1988 alumna Patricia Racette with the Merola Distinguished Alumni Award in a ceremony on Monday, January 7, 2016, in San Francisco. The ceremony is an invitation-only event for members of Merola's Gold Circle and above. Those wishing to join Merola may find information at www.merola.org. (more...)

Patricia Racette to Receive the Merola Opera Program Distinguished Alumni Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Merola Opera Program is pleased to recognize Merola 1988 alumna Patricia Racette with the Merola Distinguished Alumni Award in a ceremony on Monday, January 7, 2016, in San Francisco. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards Update - Caleb Ellis in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

First Folio Theatre to Stage Chicago Premiere of JEEVES AT SEA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the Chicago premiere of the witty comedy JEEVES AT SEA, opening Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:00 p.m., and running through February 28, 2016 with previews January 27- 29. Directed by Jeff Award nominee Alison C. Vesely (First Folio's Winter's Tale and The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe), the stars of First Folio's productions of Jeeves in Bloom and Jeeves Takes a Bow, will reprise their roles in JEEVES AT SEA, with Jim McCance as "Jeeves" and Christian Gray (The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe and Winter's Tale at First Folio Theatre, The Glass Menagerie at Oak Park Festival Theatre) as "Bertie." (more...)

Creative Cauldron to Stage Award-Winning Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Creative Cauldron presents the award-winning musical Caroline, or Change, with book and lyrics by Tony Kushner (Pulitzer Prize, Angels in America), score by Jeanine Tesori (Tony Award, Fun Home), and directed by Creative Cauldron Artistic Associate Matt Conner. Caroline, or Change was nominated for six Tony Awards in 2004 and won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2007. Tesori's Drama Desk Award-Winning score combines spiritual music with blues, Motown, classical and Jewish klezmer music. The production will run from May 5th through May 29th, 2016 at ArtSpace Falls Church. Press Night is May 7th, 2016 at 8 PM. (more...)

Esa-Pekka Salonen to Conduct ELEKTRA, Starring Nina Stemme, at Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Legendary director Patrice Chéreau's final work, an acclaimed staging of Richard Strauss's tragedy Elektra, comes to the Met April 14 with Esa-Pekka Salonen leading a cast headed by Nina Stemme in her first Met performances of the bloodthirsty princess. (more...)

BWW Review: THE TURN OF THE SCREW Ghost Story Presented Unconventionally in a No-Frills Space
by Shari Barrett - Apr 25, 2016

I am always interested in seeing a conventional play being presented in an unconventional way. So when I heard about director Blake Silver undertaking a production of Henry James The Turn of the Screw adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, produced by Haldane Morris, and presented lit only by flashlights held by audience members in a room seating only 20, I knew it would be no like other production of the ghost story I had ever seen before. And I was right. (more...)

Dallas Opera's Women Conductors Institute Deadline Coming Up Next Friday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Working to address a long-standing career issue in the opera world, The Dallas Opera is accepting applications through 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Friday, April 22, 2016 for a unique residential program designed to provide training and career support for distinctively talented women conductors: The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera.  (more...)

A Portable Theatre to Present A PICASSO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

During World War Two, the Germans had a dual interest in art. One the one hand, they openly seized classic masterpieces from their rightful owners (some of which are just being recovered by the families today), and on the other hand they discouraged and may have destroyed works of modern art, which they labeled as 'degenerate.' (more...)

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