BWW Interview: Norbert Leo Butz Discusses Season 2 of BLOODLINE & MERCY STREET, Feinstein's/54 Below, More
by Melanie Votaw - May 27, 2016

The two-time Tony-winner updates fans on his two television series and his New York cabaret comeback. (more...)

Scoop: MONICA THE MEDIUM on FREEFORM - Thursday, June 16, 2016
by - May 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on MONICA THE MEDIUM , airing on FREEFORM on Thursday, June 16, 2016! (more...)

THE GENTRIFICATION CYCLE Set for Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

?Samovar Subway Ensemble has announced a Hollywood Fringe Festival production of The Gentrification Cycle, two short plays written by G.D. Kimble and directed by Christina Cigala. Jen Tries Vacation and Locomotive Repair in Three Easy Steps will feature (in alphabetical order) Jon Gentry, Emily McLeod, Suzan Mikiel, Adam Tomei, Brian Wallace, Claire Winters, and Allison Youngberg. There will be five performances at the Dorie Theatre @ The Complex in Hollywood - Friday 6/3 at 7:30pm (press preview); Thursday 6/9 at 9pm; Thursday 6/16 at 7pm; Thursday 6/23 at 10:30pm; and Friday 6/24 at 6:45pm. Total running time will be 70 minutes. (more...)

Caroline Neff Joins Cast of Steep Theatre's WASTWATER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Steep Theatre's upcoming U.S. Premiere of Wastwater marks the return of two notable members of the Steep family to the Edgewater theatre: Tony Award winner and Steep Associate Playwright Simon Stephens and Jeff Award winner and Steep Ensemble Member Caroline Neff. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatrical Wonders of Wonder Appear in MKE Ballet's Astonishing ALICE
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - May 20, 2016

If ever a story captured the wonder of childhood dreams and fantasies, then Lewis Carroll's novel 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' travels to this hidden places in the heart and mind. Milwaukee Ballet's absolutely astonishing production of Alice (in wonderland) transports Carroll's magical stories to the stage in captivating theatrical style. Septime Webre's choreography, Liz Vandal's concept and costume design, James Kronzer's scenic design and Clifton Taylor's lighting design recreate Carroll's surreal world with those wonders of wonders completely intact. A ballet conceived for The Washington Ballet in 2012, Artistic Director Michael Pink imported the lush, full length ballet for his brilliant company, the Ballet Program II and students of the Milwaukee Ballet School and Academy. (more...)

BWW Interview: Menagerie of Costumes in MKE Ballet's ALICE (IN WONDERLAND) Captures Stunning Magic
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - May 17, 2016

How curious and curiouser an English children's fantasy written in 1865 for Three Sisters has been translated into 174 languages and never been out of print since, never once. Lewis Carroll's surreal tale 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,' usually shortened to 'Alice in Wonderland,' appears on stage at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts when Artistic Director Michael Pink and Milwaukee Ballet present their version of Alice in Wonderland, which first premiered at the Washington Ballet in 2012, With this immense production of Alice, MKE Ballet Costume Manager Mary Piering completes 32 years in the company's costume shop at 5th and National to refit the more than 120 costumes for the one weekend only performances. A visit to the shop the week of rehearsals found Piering stitching on a small headpiece, putting the finishing touches on the entire cast's wardrobe. (more...)

New Cast Begins Rehearsals for 1984 - Rosie Ede, Andrew Gower, Joshua Higgott and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

An entirely new cast has started rehearsals for Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's adaptation of 1984. (more...)

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

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

New Productions on Mental Illness Set for NYTB This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

New York Theatre Barn, which incubates, develops, and produces new musicals that tell untold stories, today announced that the company will present 'We Have Apples' and 'I Could Never Love Anyone' on Monday, July 18 as a part of its New Works Series. (more...)

New Ghosts Theatre Company Present the Sydney Premiere of FRACTURE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

New Ghosts Theatre Company will present the Sydney premiere of the psychological drama, FRACTURE, from August 2nd-12th at the Old Fitz Theatre. Exploring both the naturalistic and psychological, FRACTURE invites audiences into a world of personal isolation and reveals the dangers that lurk within. (more...)

OPERA America Welcomes New Chairman & Members to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

 OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that Timothy O'Leary, general director of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, has been elected the new chairman of OPERA America's board of directors. He has been involved with OPERA America since 2006, when he participated in Leadership Advance, one of the organization's professional development programs. He joined OPERA America's board in 2011. O'Leary was elected chairman at OPERA America's recent annual business meeting — held during Opera Conference 2016 in Montreal — where eight new members were also elected to the board and three current members were re-elected to three-year terms.  (more...)

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

Now in its 12th season, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival has garnered great acclaim for its world-class performances on the Big Island each summer. This year will be no exception for the festival, as the season kicks off with An Evening At the Stork Club, starring Justin John Moniz, Ashley Lambert, and David Castillo. (more...)

The Yard to Welcome Amy Brenneman and Sabrina Peck in THRESHOLD: 90-52-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

There will be a special benefit event for The Yard, featuring Amy Brenneman, on Friday, July 15, 7- 10pm at The Yard. (more...)

Mirirai Sithole Awarded Classic Stage Company's Rosemarie Tichler Fund Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Classic Stage Company has announced that Mirirai Sithole is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. The Fund was established in 2010 with the mission to assist young actors who have appeared at CSC and who have recently made the transition from their training into the profession. The $3,000 grant can be used by the young artist to continue training or to offset loans they may have incurred while studying their craft. With the grant, CSC hopes to make a difference in the lives of young actors at the start of their careers as well as to heighten awareness in the community to the specific needs of actors.  (more...)

Northern Broadsides and York Theatre Royal Revive J.B. Priestley's WHEN WE ARE MARRIED
by Marianka Swain - Jun 22, 2016

Northern Broadsides and York Theatre Royal will be joining forces in September to stage J.B.Priestley's much loved and rarely toured classic comedy WHEN WE ARE MARRIED. Directed by and featuring Northern Broadsides artistic director Barrie Rutter, the production will open at York Theatre Royal from the 9-24 September and then go on a national tour until 10 December 2016. (more...)

Debra Monk to Lead VISITING EDNA at Steppenwolf Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today that Debra Monk will play the title role in VISITING EDNA, a world premiere play by David Rabe, directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. (more...)

Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons Complete Casting for MEN ON BOATS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

MEN ON BOATS, the critically-acclaimed comedy which premiered at Clubbed Thumb's 2015 Summerworks Festival, announced today casting for its return this summer in a co-production by Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons. (more...)

Jen Danby-Led SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Gets Special Performance in Long Beach
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce a special, one-day-only Saturday, June 25th, performance of the critically acclaimed SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN at Arts in the Plaza in Long Beach, NY. (more...)

Cheek By Jowl to Present New Production of PERICLES in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

In Shakespeare's 400th anniversary year, Cheek by Jowl is delighted to announce that Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod will return to the French language with a new production of Shakespeare's Pericles opening in Paris and then going on to perform in Europe in 2018. This follows their acclaimed French language production of Ubu Roi which performed worldwide from 2013- 2015. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith to Present SHOPPING AND F***ING This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

As the Lyric's smash-hit Bugsy Malone, returns to the stage for a limited 12-week run, the theatre announces a new production to complete their autumn season - Mark Ravenhill's Shopping and Fucking. (more...)

Broadway Vets to Lead THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced the full cast and creative team for THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, the Tony Award-winning play by Alfred Uhry, directed by Will Pomerantz. The production will run June 28 - July 24. (more...)

Michael C. Hall Will Lead Reading of Will Eno's GNIT; John Doyle Set to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Michael C. Hall will headline a one-night night only reading of Will Eno's play GNIT, adapted from Henrik Ibsen's PEER GYNT Monday evening, June 20 at 7 pm at CSC (136 East 13th Street) as part of the theater's FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL IBSEN, presented in conjunction with the company current production of PEER GYNT, directed by John Doyle and runs through this Sunday, June 19. (more...)

BWW Review: Everyone Wins THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR
by Marietta Lunceford - Jun 13, 2016

When people in the community try their hand at theatre, including people with no experience and do so with fun and love while raising money for a good cause, I think we are all winners. And to quote THE RED VELVET CAKE WARS , 'you can agree with me, or you can be wrong!' Kudos to the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany for helping us to put the world outside away for a couple of hours and  making us all laugh. This fun show will be performed again this coming weekend, Friday & Saturday: June 17 & 18, at 7:30 PM and Sunday: June 19, at 2:30PM. (more...)

BWW Review: Devilishly Wicked Satire on the Drill Hall Stage in FATHER, FATHER, FATHER at #NAF16
by David Fick - Jul 8, 2016

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

Amanda Muggleton to Star in London Premiere of THE BOOK CLUB at King's Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Andrew Kay & Associates Ltd in association with King's Head Theatre presents the London Premiere of The Book Club by Roger Hall, (more...)

Harold Perrineau, Joel Grey, Tavi Gevinson, Celia Keenan-Bolger & More Will Join Diane Lane in THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced additional cast members joining Diane Lane in a new production of The Cherry Orchard. (more...)

ACTLab to Present New Musical BAD APPLES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Bad Apples is the new rock musical inspired by the real-life prisoner abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Bad Apples seeks to answer the simple question: How in God's name did this happen? Two soldiers ended up pregnant by fellow soldier Charles Graner; both women wanted to marry him, competed with each other to win his love, and enthusiastically tortured prisoners together, documenting most of it in pictures that later leaked and shocked the world. (more...)

Franklin Stage Company to Continue 20th Season with THE THREE SISTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Franklin Stage Company continues its 20th season of admission-free professional theatre with a three week run of 'We 3,' a bold and buoyant adaptation of Anton Chekhov's 'The Three Sisters.' (more...)

COSTS OF LIVING and More Set for Village Theatre's 16th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Village Theatre is proud to announce the line-up for its 16th Annual Festival of New Musicals, taking place in Issaquah on August 12-14, 2016. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 7/8/2016 - 7/8/2016
by BWW - Jul 3, 2016

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 7/8/2016 - 7/8/2016! (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN at Seacoast Rep this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The musical, which opens August 5, is an adaptation of the classic autobiographical novel by Louisa May Alcott.  Alcott grew up amid economic struggle and intellectual ferment to become a successful writer and early feminist. Her story of the fictional March family depicts the passionate ambition of the youthful Jo March and the emotional journey she takes with her Three Sisters. (more...)

OUTLIERS Theatre Co. to Launch with THE MAIDS at Access Theater This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

OUTLIERS Theatre Co. is proud to debut with an intimate production of THE MAIDS, directed by Ben Gunderson (LES MISERABLES - Broadway/Nat'l Tour). (more...)

London's Hit Thriller, BLOODSHOT Makes US Premiere at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

"Bloodshot" makes its U.S. debut at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) Aug. 10 - Sept. 10 as part of Greenhouse's "Solo Celebration!" series. Starring acclaimed international actor, the multi-talented Simon Slater, written by award winning Chicago playwright Douglas Post and directed byPatrick Sandford, "Bloodshot," is a one-man murder mystery following the character Derek Eveleigh, a photographer in 1957 London. The thriller is co-produced by Ingenious Purpose Ltd.  (more...)

Chuck Cooper Rounds Out Roundabout's THE CHERRY ORCHARD Cast, Starring Diane Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Just announced this afternoon, Roundabout Theatre Company will welcome Chuck Cooper as 'Pischik,' joining Diane Lane, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey in a new production of The Cherry Orchard. (more...)

Michael Potts to Star in Chautauqua Theater Company's New Play Commission THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Michael Potts, best known for his roles of Brother Mouzone in 'The Wire' and Mafala Hatimbi in The Book of Mormon, has returned to Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) as Raif in CTC's THE PROFANE, a new play commissioned from the celebrated CTC New Play Workshop alum Zayd Dohrn (Sick - 2008, Muckrakers - 2012). (more...)

Arnetia Walker, Michael Cumpsty and More Set for MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Two River Theater announces the cast and creative team for its production of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production will run September 10-October 9, 2016, with the opening night on Friday, September 16 at 8pm. (more...)

Playwright Zayd Dohrn Returns to Chautauqua Theater Company with THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) and the Chautauqua Writers' Center have proudly partnered on their third new play commission, coming July 22 to the Bratton Theater stage.  This year's commission, The Profane, is written by the celebrated CTC New Play Workshop alum Zayd Dohrn (Sick - 2008, Muckrakers - 2012).  Directed by CTC Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and playing July 22 - 31 at the Chautauqua Institution. Tickets are $35 and are currently on sale. (more...)

THE MAY QUEEN at The Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The May Queen, the sassy, new office comedy, has its Cape Playhouse premiere as the fourth play in in the historic theatre's 90th anniversary season. Directed by Amanda Charlton, it plays a two week engagement, July 26 - August 6; press night is set for Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Cheek by Jowl Announces International Tour of THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

As the company's production of Measure for Measure prepares for performances in Denmark and Edinburgh, Artistic Directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod announce their production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. (more...)

Sean Campion, Niamh Cusack, Ruta Gedmintas, Matthew Lewis Set to Star in the London Premiere of UNFAITHFUL at Found111
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed, sold out productions of The Dazzle and Bug at Found111, Emily Dobbs Productions is thrilled to present the London premiere of Unfaithful, a blackly comic new play starring Sean Campion (The Borgias, Stones in his Pockets), Niamh Cusack (Heartbeat, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time), Ruta Gedmintas (The Strain, The Tudors) and Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter film series, The Syndicate). (more...)

ALLEGIANCE's George Takei Boards PACIFIC OVERTURES at Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

George Takei, who recently starred in the Broadway musical Allegiance, has been cast as 'Reciter' in Classic Stage Company's upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's PACIFIC OVERTURES, to be directed by Tony Award winner (and 2016 Tony Award nominee) John Doyle, who this season takes the reins as Artistic Director of the vital East Village theater company. (more...)

FUN HOME's Judy Kuhn Joins Broadway @ The Art House Series in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Judy Kuhn is currently starring in the Tony Award winning Broadway musical 'Fun Home,' for which she was nominated for Tony and Drama League Award Nominations and won the Lucille Lortel Award. On July 29 and 30 at 7:00 pm she joins the celebrated Broadway @ The Art House series, with Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Northern Broadsides/York Theatre Royal Production of WHEN WE ARE MARRIED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Northern Broadsides and York Theatre Royal are delighted to announce full casting for their forthcoming touring production of J.B. Priestley's When We Are Married. (more...)

Peterborough Players to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home that is owned by their movie-star sister, Masha. When Masha swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike, old resentments flare up, leading to threats to sell the house.  (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

Tony Nominee Carrie Coon Tapped for Lead Role in FARGO Season 3
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Tony nominee Carrie Coon will soon join Ewan McGregor in the third season of FX's hit anthology series FARGO, according to TVLine. (more...)

DEAD SHOT MARY to Open Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The extraordinary true story of one of the first female detectives in the New York City Police Department comes to life in the NYC premiere of DEAD SHOT MARY, written by Robert K. Benson and directed by Stephen Kaliski. Produced by R&R Productions, DEAD SHOT MARY begins performances on Friday, September 9 for a limited engagement through Saturday, October 15. (more...)

Sir Lenny Henry, Sir Tom Courtenay & More Named Patrons of Yorkshire Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Northern Broadsides are delighted to announce that actors Sir Lenny Henry CBE, Sir Tom Courtenay, Stephanie Cole OBE, Meera Syal CBE, Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE and playwrights Mike Poulton and Blake Morrison will be joining the award winning Yorkshire theatre company as Patrons. (more...)

Sport For Jove to Stage New Australian Translation of Chekhov's THREE SISTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Seymour Centre resident theatre company, Sport For Jove Theatre are proud to present a brand new Australian translation of one of theatre's defining works, Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters, as part of the Reginald Season from 28th July to 13th August, 2016. (more...)

'IN THE NEXT ROOM' Starts Tonight at Chautauqua Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) kicks-off its 33rd season under the co-leadership of Artistic Directors Vivienne Benesch and Andrew Borba with the 2010 Tony Award nominee for best new play and Pulitzer Prize finalist, In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) by Sarah Ruhl, and directed by Larissa Kokernot. (more...)

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