Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsal Photos of YOUNG CHEKHOV at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

The first pictures are released today for a major new season of Anton Chekhov's early works at Chichester Festival Theatre. Newly adapted by David Hare and directed by Jonathan Kent, the productions present a unique theatrical event which will see a repertory cast of 23 actors performing 50 parts in Platonov, Ivanov and The Seagull. For the first time ever on this scale audiences will be given the opportunity to see all three shows in close proximity performed by the same group and with the same creative team.  Check out the rehearsal photos below! (more...)

A SUPPOSEDLY FUN THING I'LL NEVER DO AGAIN Returning for Encore FringeNYC Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

 Following a critically-acclaimed and sold out run at the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival, Christopher Duva's adaptation of David Foster Wallace's essay, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, returns for a limited run as part of the Fringe Encore Series. (more...)

HOW THE WORLD BEGAN to Make Chicago Premiere 9/9 at Rivendell Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the third production of its 20th Anniversary Season, the Chicago premiere of How the World Began, written by Catherine Trieschmann and directed by Keira Fromm. The production runs September 2-October 10, 2015, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. The press opening is Today, September 9, 2015, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Official: Clark, Stubbs & Andoh Join West, McTeer & Dockery In LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

In addition to the previously announced Michelle Dockery, Janet McTeer and Dominic West, the production will feature Adjoa Andoh, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Morfydd Clark, Edward Holcroft, Jennifer Saayeng and Una Stubbs. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Sheffield Theatres' SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the company for his new production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical Show Boat. (more...)

Official: Xavier and Beck to Star in Sheffield's SHOW BOAT!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Daniel Evans will direct Michael Xavier as Gaylord Ravenal, Gina Beck as Magnolia Hawks, Lucy Briers as Parthenia Hawks, Sandra Marvin as Queenie, Emmanuel Kojo as Joe, Rebecca Trehearn as Julie La Verne and Allan Corduner as Captain Andy Hawks. (more...)

Stage Vet Jeremy Northam Joins Netflix Original Series THE CROWN
by Jessica Khan - Sep 3, 2015

Stage vet Jeremy Northam will play prime minister Anthony Eden in Netflix's upcoming original series THE CROWN, currently in production. The Daily Mail reports that the actor should 'have a field day' with the role. (more...)

Angelina Fiordellisi, Lauren Velez & Jonathan Walker Star in CATCH THE BUTCHER, Opening Tonight at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

CATCH THE BUTCHER - a new play by Adam Seidel about what happens when a single woman sets off to find the serial killer of other single women - will be given its Off-Broadway premiere this fall when Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) kicks off its 92nd anniversary season with the production, directed by Valentina Fratti. Opening night is set for tonight, September 29, 2015. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center's 43rd Season Continues with RED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

The enthralling, Tony Award-winning drama inspired by the life of artist Mark Rothko continues the 2015-2016 ESL Wilson Stage Series as Geva Theatre Center presents Red by John Logan and directed by Skip Greer in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from October 20 through November 15. (more...)

HOW THE WORLD BEGAN Makes Chicago Premiere Tonight at Rivendell Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the third production of its 20th Anniversary Season, the Chicago premiere of How the World Began, written by Catherine Trieschmann and directed by Keira Fromm. The production runs tonight, September 2-October 10, 2015, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. The press opening is Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS, Featuring 10 Dance Vignettes by Iconic Writers, Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The Old Globe opens its 2015-2016 Season with IN YOUR ARMS, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's The King and I and South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). The production begins tonight, September 16, with an opening slated for September 24, and runs through October 25, 2015. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres' SHOW BOAT Announces Extension
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces, due to popular demand, a one-week extension for his new production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical Show Boat.  The production which opens on 16 December 2015, with previews from 10 December, will now run until 23 January 2016. (more...)

Robert O'Hara's BARBECUE Opens Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

The Public Theater presents the world premiere of BARBECUE, written by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara. Directed by Kent Gash, BARBECUE began previews on September 22 and runs through Sunday, November 1, with an official press opening tonight, October 8. (more...)

Elaine Cassidy Replaces Michelle Dockery in Donmar's LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Elaine Cassidy will be taking on the role of Madame de Tourvel in the Donmar's production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, replacing Michelle Dockery who regrettably has had to withdraw from the production prior to the start of rehearsals. (more...)

Cast Announced for A FURTHER EDUCATION at Hampstead Downstairs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

The cast for Will Mortimer's sharp and perceptive new comedy will be Makir Ahmed,  Stella Gonet, Oliver Hembrough, Isabella Laughland and Issy van Randwyck. (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...)

Take Cover! Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Adam Pascal, Faith Prince, Seth Rudetsky and More to Bring DISASTER! to Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Duck and cover, make it to high ground, stop, drop and roll, batten down the hatches -- prepare to weather the storm! BroadwayWorld has learned that the new musical DISASTER! will begin performances on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 and officially open on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). (more...)

Atlantic Theater Completes Cast for David Mamet's 'GHOST STORIES'
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company is proud to announce complete casting for the revival of Ghost Stories: The Shawl and Prairie du Chien, two haunting short plays by Atlantic co-founder and Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet. (more...)

Second Stage Uptown's Ghostly THE OTHER THING Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

THE OTHER THING, written by Emily Schwend and directed by Lucie Tiberghien, makes its world premiere at Second Stage tonight, May 21, following previews from May 12. The production runs through June 7, 2015. (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...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Stage Musical Comedy COWGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Jo has twenty-four hours to save Hiram Hall, her father's once famous country western saloon. She thinks she has booked a country music trio that is sure to save the day, but there's been a little misunderstanding: can the classical Coghill Trio turn themselves into the country Cowgirl Trio in time to put on a rip-roaring show that will save Hiram Hall from foreclosure? (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company to Present Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

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Malcolm Sinclair and Chris Peluso Join SHOW BOAT - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Malcolm Sinclair (Capt. Andy Hawks) and Chris Peluso (Gaylord Ravenal) will join original Sheffield cast members Gina Beck (Magnolia Hawks), Lucy Briers (Parthy Ann Hawks), Rebecca Trehearn (Julia La Verne), Emmanuel Kojo(Joe), Sandra Marvin (Queenie), Alex Young (Ellie May Chipley) and Danny Collins (Frank Schultz) in the West End cast of Daniel Evans' five star production of Show Boat. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Extends Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, Starring Timothy Olyphant
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the world premiere production of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's play Hold On To Me Darling, directed by Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to high ticket demand following opening to critical acclaim. (more...)

Timothy Olyphant Stars in HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, Opening Tonight at Atlantic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

Neil McPherson's IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD Premieres at Finborough Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 9, 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. Born in Aberdeen, Charles Sorley was studying in Germany when the First World War broke out and was briefly imprisoned as an enemy alien. He was one of the first to join the army in 1914. Killed in action a year later at the age of 20, his poems are among the most ambivalent, profound and moving war poetry ever written. (more...)

Peterborough Players' INTIMATE EXCHANGES Begins 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

The Peterborough Players second play of the season is Alan Ayckbourn's comedy INTIMATE EXCHANGES. It debuts Wednesday, July 1st. Ayckbourn is regarded as England's Neil Simon with more than 70 plays spanning 5 decades. He is known for examining love, romance, marriage and relationships with comedy, wit and sharp dialogue. His plays include the award winning, Absurd Person Singular (produced twice by the Players in 1977 and  2013), The Norman Conquests. Bedroom Farce and A Chorus of Disapproval. (more...)

David Mamet's 'GHOST STORIES' Double Bill Opens Tonight at Atlantic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents revivals of Ghost Stories: The Shawl and Prairie du Chien, two haunting short plays by Atlantic co-founder and Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet. Ghost Stories: The Shawl and Prairie du Chien began previews on May 27 and officially open tonight, June 16, for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 28 Off Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). (more...)

The Peterborough Players to Bring Shaw's Classic Comedy PYGMALION to Life
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Pygmalion is the story of a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle and her transformation into a high-society woman at the hands of Professor of Phonetics Henry Higgins. (more...)

A SUPPOSEDLY FUN THING I'LL NEVER DO AGAIN Set for FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Fair Anger Productions is proud to present the world premiere production of A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again as part of the 19th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. (more...)

Mint Theater Company's Jonathan Bank To Discuss A DAY BY THE SEA on August 17th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

The Drama Book Shop proudly welcomes Mint Theater Company's Artistic Director Jonathan Bank for a discussion about the company's devotion to rediscovering lost plays and its current production, A Day By The Sea. The event, which is free to the public, will take place on Wednesday, August 17th at 5:00PM. Bank will be joined by critic and historian Peter Filichia. (more...)

Set Designer Derek McLane Garners Two Emmy Nominations for THE WIZ LIVE & THE OSCARS
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 15, 2016

Yesterday, Tony and Emmy Award-winning production designer Derek McLane was the recipient of two Outstanding Production Design Emmy Award nominations for NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! and the 2015 ACADEMY AWARDS. (more...)

Peterborough Players' INTIMATE EXCHANGES Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

The Peterborough Players second play of the season is Alan Ayckbourn's comedy INTIMATE EXCHANGES. It debuts tonight, July 1st. Ayckbourn is regarded as England's Neil Simon with more than 70 plays spanning 5 decades. He is known for examining love, romance, marriage and relationships with comedy, wit and sharp dialogue. His plays include the award winning, Absurd Person Singular (produced twice by the Players in 1977 and  2013), The Norman Conquests. Bedroom Farce and A Chorus of Disapproval. (more...)

Timothy Olyphant Stars in Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce complete casting for the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play Hold On To Me Darling, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

Emmy Nominee Timothy Olyphant to Lead Atlantic Theater Company's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play Hold On To Me Darling, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company to Stage Steinbeck's Stirring Classic, OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Arizona Theatre Company's (ATC) powerhouse season continues with one of the most celebrated works in American literature, John Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN, the emotional and stirring account of migrant workers George and Lennie who dream of settling down on a farm where the land stretches forever and the soft rabbits need tending, March 5-26 at the Temple of Music and Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. I. (more...)

Jeff Richmond Will Write Music for FULLY COMMITTED on Broadway; More of the Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Producers Barbara Whitman and Patrick Catullo announced today additions to the creative team for the delicious hit comedy, FULLY COMMITTED, starring five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson as more than 40 outrageous characters. The complete creative team for Fully Committed by Becky Mode, directed by Tony Award nominee Jason Moore, includes scenic design by Tony and Emmy Award winner Derek McLane (Beautiful, 33 Variations), costume design by Sarah Laux (The Humans), lighting design by Tony Award nominee Ben Stanton (Fun Home), sound design by Tony Award winner Darron L West (Peter and the Starcatcher), and original music by Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond ('Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,' '30 Rock'). (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony-Winning Set Designer Derek McLane Shares Exclusive Details on THE WIZ LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 1, 2015

Today, McLane speaks exclusively to BWW about the magic behind the journey of these beloved characters, as they ease on down the road and onto our TV screens! (more...)

Screwball Comedy BORN YESTERDAY Comes to Peterborough Players, 8/12-23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

The Peterborough Players fifth play of the season is Garson Kanin's acclaimed comedy, BORN YESTERDAY. It debuts Wednesday, August 12th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PYGMALION at Peterborough Players
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Pygmalion is the story of a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle and her transformation into a high-society woman at the hands of Professor of Phonetics Henry Higgins. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Peterborough Players' production below! (more...)

Angelina Fiordellisi, Lauren Velez & Jonathan Walker to Star in CATCH THE BUTCHER at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

CATCH THE BUTCHER - a new play by Adam Seidel about what happens when a single woman sets off to find the serial killer of other single women - will be given its Off-Broadway premiere this fall when Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) kicks off its 92nd anniversary season with the production, directed by Valentina Fratti. Opening night set for Tuesday, September 29, 2015. (more...)

CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Grab your friends and head out for an evening of humor, heart, and harmony as Chick Flick the Musical comes to The Royal George Theatre Cabaret, 1641 N. Halsted Street in Chicago. This uniquely female-positive new musical begins previews November 1, and opens November 10 for an open run. (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

Screwball Comedy BORN YESTERDAY Comes to Peterborough Players Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The Peterborough Players fifth play of the season is Garson Kanin's acclaimed comedy, BORN YESTERDAY. It debuts tonight, August 12th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Becky Ann Baker to Lead Robert O'Hara's BARBECUE at The Public; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the world premiere of BARBECUE, written by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara. Directed by Kent Gash, BARBECUE begins previews on Tuesday, September 22 and runs through Sunday, November 1, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 8. (more...)

HOW THE WORLD BEGAN to Make Chicago Premiere 9/9 at Rivendell Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the third production of its 20th Anniversary Season, the Chicago premiere of How the World Began, written by Catherine Trieschmann and directed by Keira Fromm. The production runs September 2-October 10, 2015, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. The press opening is Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati to Present LUNA GALE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Fasten your seat belts for Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's 30th anniversary lineup! The 2015-2016 season opens with the regional premiere of Luna Gale, an intense and heartbreakingly honest drama by award-winning playwright Rebecca Gilman. This forceful and sobering story examines our foster care system and how an innocent baby girl becomes the object of a family's life-altering game of tug-of-war. Luna Gale plays September 8-27, 2015 and is directed by D. Lynn Meyers. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Completes Cast for David Mamet's 'GHOST STORIES'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company is proud to announce complete casting for the revival of Ghost Stories: The Shawl and Prairie du Chien, two haunting short plays by Atlantic co-founder and Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet. (more...)

Rupert Young Leads Cast of George Bernard Shaw's THE PHILANDERER at Orange Tree Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Apr 13, 2016

Casting has been announced for George Bernard Shaw's THE PHILANDERER at the Orange Tree Theatre. Rupert Young (High Society at the Old Vic, Sir Leon in BBC's Merlin) plays Leonard Charteris, the philanderer of the title. He's joined by Helen Bradbury, Joe Idris-Roberts, Michael Lumsden, Dorothea Myer-Bennett, Christopher Staines, Mark Tandy and Paksie Vernon. (more...)

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