PlayMakers Rep to Open 2015-16 Season with DISGRACED This FallPlayMakers Rep to Open 2015-16 Season with DISGRACED This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, kicks off its new Mainstage Season Sept. 16-Oct. 4 with the award-winning comedy-drama DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar. PlayMakers will host special events associated with the show beginning Sept. 9. (more...)

Roger Rees Public Memorial to be Held at New Amsterdam Theatre This MonthRoger Rees Public Memorial to be Held at New Amsterdam Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

A memorial tribute will be held for Roger Rees, the legendary Tony Award-winning actor, and Tony Award nominated director, on Monday, September 21 at 1:00 PM at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 W 42nd Street, NYC), it was announced today.  Doors will open at 12:30 PM, with general admission seating available to the public.   (more...)

Tori Amos' THE LIGHT PRINCESS Gets Cast Recording; Out This October With Bonus Tracks!Tori Amos' THE LIGHT PRINCESS Gets Cast Recording; Out This October With Bonus Tracks!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson's THE LIGHT PRINCESS, which premiered in 2013 at the National Theatre in London, is getting a cast recording! From Mercury Classics/Universal Music Classics, THE LIGHT PRINCESS cast album will be released on October 9, 2015. (more...)

Pear Theatre to Present THE WALLS OF JERICHOPear Theatre to Present THE WALLS OF JERICHO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Pear Theatre inaugurates its 2015/2016 season in a brand new space with the World Premiere of The Walls of Jericho.  The Pear's own Artistic Director, Diane Tasca, has created this stage adaptation of the short story "Night Bus," by Samuel Hopkins Adams, the delightful romantic comedy from 1933 that also inspired the classic film, "It Happened One Night." (more...)

Matthew Lillard Launches Campaign to Bring American Theatre to Edinburgh FringeMatthew Lillard Launches Campaign to Bring American Theatre to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Following in the footsteps of Jennifer Morrison (ONCE UPON A TIME, WARRIOR, HOUSE) and Charlie Carver (TEEN WOLF, THE LEFTOVERS), actor/director Matthew Lillard (SCREAM, THE BRIDGE, THE DESCENDANTS, SCOOBY-DOO) has launched a social media challenge to help bring American theater to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (more...)

Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Comedy of Errors as The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. (more...)

New Version of ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 'ADVENTURES OF THE BLACK GIRL' and More Set for Shaw Festival's 2016 SeasonNew Version of ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 'ADVENTURES OF THE BLACK GIRL' and More Set for Shaw Festival's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com, along with Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell and the Shaw Festival are pleased to announce the 2016 playbill. Marking the Festival's 55th season and the end of Maxwell's 14-year tenure, the 2016 line-up of 10 diverse productions includes works from the heart of the mandate, contemporary Shavian pieces and the world premieres of two commissioned works. (more...)

Photo Flash: Zawe Ashton, Michelle Fairley & More in Rehearsal for SPLENDOUR at Donmar WarehousePhoto Flash: Zawe Ashton, Michelle Fairley & More in Rehearsal for SPLENDOUR at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

In the opulent drawing room of the Presidential Palace, a Western photojournalist awaits the return of the dictator. She is here to take his portrait. The dictator's wife, her best friend and an interpreter wait with her. Prada shoes, vodka glasses and light fingers tap out the time. He is late, very late… (more...)

Tony Nominee Kathleen Chalfant Joins Cast of Sarah Ruhl World Premiere in LouisvilleTony Nominee Kathleen Chalfant Joins Cast of Sarah Ruhl World Premiere in Louisville
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Actors Theatre of Louisville's Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein announce casting for For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday by acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl. Multi award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant, known for her performance in Wit Off-Broadway, the Broadway productions of M. Butterfly, Angels in America and Racing Demon, and screen credits The Affair and House of Cards, will lead a stellar cast of actors that features an array of Broadway veterans, many making their debuts at Actors Theatre. For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday was commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville and will receive its world premiere during the 40th Humana Festival of New American Plays, March 8- April 10, 2016. The production will be directed by Les Waters. (more...)

Pear Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Include AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, TRIBES & MorePear Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Include AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, TRIBES & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Pear Theatre Artistic Director Diane Tasca has announced details of the company's line-up for its 2015-16 season, the first in its new state-of-the-art theatre located at 1110 La Avenida, Mountain View. The ambitious season launches with a world premiere romantic comedy, and includes works by Tracy Letts, Amy Freed, Chekhov, Katori Hall, and Nina Raine. For subscriptions ($100-$212) and more information the public may visit www.thepear.org or call 650-254-1148. (more...)

Santoya Fields to Lead RACHEL at New Brooklyn Theatre; Cast Announced!Santoya Fields to Lead RACHEL at New Brooklyn Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

New Brooklyn Theatre has announced casting today for its production of RACHEL by Angelina Weld Grimke, directed by Courtney Harge. (more...)

Broadway Stars Arrive for Their Stay at The Muny's HOLIDAY INN TonightBroadway Stars Arrive for Their Stay at The Muny's HOLIDAY INN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The Muny presents Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, beginning tonight, July 6, and running through July 12, 2015. (more...)

State Theatre Company to Present VOLPONEState Theatre Company to Present VOLPONE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

State Theatre Company's Resident Director Nescha Jelk (Othello, Jesikah, Random) directs Emily Steel's brand new adaptation of Ben Jonson's outstanding and outrageous comedy. Starring local legend and master clown Paul Blackwell as a wealthy master of disguise and self-proclaimed ladies' man, Volpone is set to follow up State Theatre Company's recent tradition of comedy in winter with a dose of theatrical mayhem. (more...)

Bo Roddie, Mandi Masden & More to Lead BLUEPRINTS TO FREEDOM at La Jolla, KC RepBo Roddie, Mandi Masden & More to Lead BLUEPRINTS TO FREEDOM at La Jolla, KC Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse and Kansas City Repertory Theatre announce the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin, by Michael Benjamin Washington, directed by Lucie Tiberghien (Blood and Gifts). (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre to Present MISALLIANCE, 8/5-30The Shakespeare Theatre to Present MISALLIANCE, 8/5-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present George Bernard Shaw's comedy Misalliance, directed by Artistic Associate/Casting Director Stephen Brown-Fried. Performances begin Wednesday, August 5th and continue through Sunday, August 30th at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Individual tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by visiting ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

Former Head of Stratford Festival, Robin Phillips Has DiedFormer Head of Stratford Festival, Robin Phillips Has Died
by Alan Henry - Jul 26, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that English actor/director Robin Phillips has died. Best known as a driving force behind the revitalization of Ontario's Stratford Festival in the 1970s, Phillips passed away yesterday, July 25, following a prolonged illness. He was 73. (more...)

BWW Interviews: GREGG T. DANIEL Talks About Directing LOMBARDI at Group repBWW Interviews: GREGG T. DANIEL Talks About Directing LOMBARDI at Group rep
by Don Grigware - Jul 24, 2015

Director Gregg T. Daniel returns to The Group Rep to direct Eric Simonson's critically acclaimed play LOMBARDI based on the book When Pride Still Mattered:  A Life of Vince Lombardi by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss.  In our conversation, Gregg talks about the play, his fascination with the nature of greatness, and what he's been up to as a director. By Steve Peterson (more...)

Main Street Theatre Works to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 8/7-9/5Main Street Theatre Works to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 8/7-9/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) is pleased to present Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson. (more...)

Full Company Announced for Rose Theatre Kingston's THE WARS OF THE ROSESFull Company Announced for Rose Theatre Kingston's THE WARS OF THE ROSES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the full company for The Wars of the Roses. Trevor Nunn will direct Oscar Batterham (John Talbot/Son who killed his father), Freddy Carter (company), Kare Conradi (Dauphin/Edward IV), Oliver Cotton (Winchester/Clifford/Hastings), Jim Creighton (Burgandy/Simpcox/Stafford/Father who killed his son/Ely), Imogen Daines (Joan of Arc/Lady Bona/Lady Anne), Harry Egan (company), Alexandra Gilbreath (Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester/Elizabeth), Alexander Hanson (Richard, Duke of York/Buckingham), Rufus Hound (Bedford/Bolingbroke/Jack Cade/Rivers), James de Lauch Hay (company), Geoff Leesley (Exeter/Mortimer/Lord Mayor/Lt of the Tower), Owen Oakeshott (Somerset/Ratcliff), Joely Richardson (Margaret), Robert Sheehan (Alencon/Richard III), James Simmons (Talbot/John Hume/Norfolk/First Murderer), Laurence Spellman (Bastard of Orleans/Young Clifford/Richmond/Second Murderer), Susan Tracy (Margery Jourdain/Duchess of York), Alex Waldmann (Henry VI/Tyrrel), Timothy Walker (Warwick/Catesby), Andrew Woodall (Gloucester/Iden/Derby) and Michael Xavier (Suffolk/George of Clarence). (more...)

FENCES to Run 8/21-9/13 at ICTFENCES to Run 8/21-9/13 at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

International City Theatre continues its 30th anniversary season with a production celebrating the 30th anniversary of a modern American classic: Fences by August Wilson. Gregg T. Daniel directs Wilson's powerful drama for an August 21 opening at International City Theatre's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for August 19 and 20. (more...)

BRIDGET JONES & Theater Star Tom Beard Dies at 50BRIDGET JONES & Theater Star Tom Beard Dies at 50
by Movies News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

According to published reports, Tom Beard, perhaps best known for his role in the film BRIDGET JONES, has passed away at the age of 50. (more...)

Cast Set for Sam Shepard's THE LATE HENRY MOSS at Southwark PlayhouseCast Set for Sam Shepard's THE LATE HENRY MOSS at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Two brothers, Earl and Ray, travel to Bernalillo New Mexico upon the mysterious death of their estranged father, Henry. Over a bottle of bourbon and a box of old photographs, they try to reconcile their very different childhood memories. Earl's version of Henry's death doesn't add up; so Ray determines to find the truth.  As Ray plays detective we encounter Henry's bizarre collection of friends as the story of his last days is uncovered. Family tensions are blown apart as Ray discovers more than he'd bargained for… (more...)

Photo Flash: Gloucester Stage Presents New England Premiere by Irish PlaywrightPhoto Flash: Gloucester Stage Presents New England Premiere by Irish Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

Gloucester Stage proudly presents the New England Premiere of Enda Walsh's The New Electric Ballroom from July 23 through August 15 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Rob Campbell, Amber Gray and More to Lead CSC's GREEK FESTIVAL This FallRob 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...)

Win a One-on-One Master Session with Playwrights Neil LaBute, Rajiv Joseph, Stephen BelberWin a One-on-One Master Session with Playwrights Neil LaBute, Rajiv Joseph, Stephen Belber
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Master playwrights Neil LaBute, Rajiv Joseph, Stephen Belber are offering one-one-one master advice contest for writers! (more...)

William Youmans to Star in Richard Gustin's New Play BEING SEEN at FringeNYC This AugustWilliam Youmans to Star in Richard Gustin's New Play BEING SEEN at FringeNYC This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

BEING SEEN, a new play written by Richard Gustin, starring Broadway's William Youmans, will make its world premiere at The New York International Fringe Festival/Fringe NYC. BEING SEEN will be performed at Venue #12/The Underground (64 East 4th Street). (more...)

Sophie Ward to Lead Touring Consortium Theatre Company's BRAVE NEW WORLDSophie Ward to Lead Touring Consortium Theatre Company's BRAVE NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Royal & Derngate Northampton present the world premiere of a brand new stage adaptation of Aldous Huxley's seminal novel BRAVE NEW WORLD, opening on Friday 4 September 2015, with a national press night in Northampton on Tuesday 8 September. (more...)

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in PhotosPhoto Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 11, 2015

Below, we share photos from the site's archives of the star both onstage and off. To all those who loved, knew, worked with, or had the pleasure of watching this enormous talent - he will be missed.  (more...)

The Berkshire Room to Celebrate Two-Year Anniversary with Specials, New Menus and More, 7/19The Berkshire Room to Celebrate Two-Year Anniversary with Specials, New Menus and More, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Chicago, IL -- The Berkshire Room -- a craft cocktail lounge from The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group beverage director Benjamin Schiller located at 15 East Ohio Street inside the ACME Hotel Company in River North -- will host celebrate its Two-Year Anniversary Party with specials, weekend lunch hours, and new summer cocktail and food menus on Sunday, July 19.   (more...)

Sophie Ward to Star in BRAVE NEW WORLD at Wolverhampton Grand TheatreSophie Ward to Star in BRAVE NEW WORLD at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Royal & Derngate Northampton present the world premiere of a brand new stage adaptation of Aldous Huxley's seminal novel BRAVE NEW WORLD, at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 3 - Saturday 7 November. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Ross' OF GOOD STOCK, Three Sisters in Cape CodBWW Reviews: Ross' OF GOOD STOCK, Three Sisters in Cape Cod
by Michael Dale - Jul 1, 2015

Melissa Ross' funny and emotionally engaging play takes on a genre made familiar by Chekhov and Wasserstein. (more...)

THE SPHERES, THE BITTER GAME, HEAVEN ON EARTH and More Join 2015 Without Walls Festival LineupTHE SPHERES, THE BITTER GAME, HEAVEN ON EARTH and More Join 2015 Without Walls Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse announces additional projects for its second Without Walls (WoW) Festival on October 9 - 11, featuring more than 20 immersive and site-based works taking place simultaneously in and around the Playhouse Theatre District, UC San Diego campus and the surrounding neighborhood. (more...)

UK Tour of BRAVE NEW WORLD Releases Full Cast & DatesUK Tour of BRAVE NEW WORLD Releases Full Cast & Dates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Further casting has been announced for Brave New World, a co-production by Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Touring Consortium Theatre Company, with Abigail McKern, William Postlethwaite,Gruffudd Glyn, Olivia Morgan and Scott Karim joining the previously announced Sophie Ward in the ensemble cast, and Frantic Assembly's Eddie Kay joining the creative team for this world premiere production. Aldous Huxley's ground-breaking novel, newly adapted for the stage by Dawn King with original music by These New Puritans, is opening in Northampton this September before a major national tour. (more...)

PUP to Stage Yoji Sakate's THREE SISTERS, 9/1-2PUP to Stage Yoji Sakate's THREE SISTERS, 9/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

Sining-Lahi Polyrepertory, the resident student theater group of Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), will stage Yoji Sakate's 'A Contemporary Noh Play: Three Sisters' on September 1-2, 2 and 5 p.m., at PUP Theatre (COC Building along Anonas Street, Santa Mesa, Manila). Admission is free. (more...)

Theatre for Young America's 2015-16 Season to Feature SKIPPYJON JONES, JUNIE B. JONES & MoreTheatre for Young America's 2015-16 Season to Feature SKIPPYJON JONES, JUNIE B. JONES & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Beginning its 42nd season, Theatre for Young America is offering an varied season of plays:: two Kansas City premieres; a world premiere; some traditional favorites; and a Halloween night-time presentation. The 2015-16 season begins with a Siamese cat's imaginative excursion to Mexico, and ends with a boy's magical encounter with a giant. Six of the presentations are based directly upon children's literature. The season runs from October 13, 2015 through June 24, 2016. All productions will be presented on the H&R Block City Stage, located on level B in Union Station Kansas City. Union Station is located at 30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri.  (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for BRAVE NEW WORLD, Opening in Northampton Next WeekPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for BRAVE NEW WORLD, Opening in Northampton Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

BRAVE NEW WORLD, widely considered to be one of the finest and most prophetic dystopian novels of the twentieth century, bursts into life on stage in an adaptation by award-winning playwright Dawn King, directed by James Dacre and designed by Naomi Dawson, with an original new music by the ground breaking British band These New Puritans. The first preview is slated for Tuesday 4 September in Northampton, with press night on Tuesday 8 September 2015, followed by a UK tour. Scroll down for a peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden to Lead Rubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN; Sets Sept Opening!Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden to Lead Rubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN; Sets Sept Opening!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Rubicon Theatre Company just announced stage and screen veterans Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden will star in the company's mainstage production of the Tony-Award winning play COPENHAGEN, directed by international artist Judy Hegarty Lovett. (more...)

Epic Theatre Opens 2015-16 Season Next MonthEpic Theatre Opens 2015-16 Season Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Epic Theatre Company begins its 2015 - 2016 "Back to Basics" Season with a world premiere satire-These Ruthless Bitches, inspired by The Women by Clare Boothe Luce.  These Ruthless Bitches takes the story of high-class society ladies backstabbing and betraying each other over brunch and sets it in a women's prison where the claws are sharper and the battles are bloodier, but all with class and sophistication, of course. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATIONShakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Next up on the Main Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present the New Jersey premiere of Bill Cain's Equivocation. When the Bard and his troupe of players receive a royal commission to dramatize the events surrounding the infamous Gunpowder Plot, the artist must confront the demons of his past, his present, and his obligations to the truth and artistic integrity. Equivocation was described in Variety as "one of the most bracingly intelligent, sizzlingly theatrical American plays in a decade." (more...)

Dave Willetts, Siobhan McCarthy & More Set for 'PURE IMAGINATION', Celebrating Leslie BricusseDave Willetts, Siobhan McCarthy & More Set for 'PURE IMAGINATION', Celebrating Leslie Bricusse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Final casting is today announced for the World Premiere of Pure Imagination, which celebrates the songs of Leslie Bricusse, one of the most prolific and well loved film and musical theatre songwriters of our time. (more...)

Dassia N. Posner Set for STUPID F-ING BIRD Panel at Sideshow Theatre, 8/21Dassia N. Posner Set for STUPID F-ING BIRD Panel at Sideshow Theatre, 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

STUPID FUCKING BIRD, a Sideshow Theatre Company production running through August 30th at Victory Gardens Theater, will hold a panel discussion on Friday, August 21st immediately following the 7:30 p.m. show. The panel will feature theatre historian and dramaturg Dassia N. Posner (of no relation to playwright Aaron Posner) as she discusses her take on this "sort-of-adaptation" of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with National Academic Theatre of Russian Drama Lesya Ukrainka at St. James TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with National Academic Theatre of Russian Drama Lesya Ukrainka at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Four plays from Kiev's National Academic Theatre of Russian Drama Lesya Ukrainka will run at the St. James Theatre from 8 - 19 September. The cycle of four plays, Ward of the Manor, My Mocking Happiness, Life's Little Nothings and Don Juan, will be performed in Russian and live dubbed in to English by a translator who will be present in the auditorium. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal! (more...)

STORM IN A TEACUP Coming to Marlowe Studio, CanterburySTORM IN A TEACUP Coming to Marlowe Studio, Canterbury
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

A DARKLY comic piece inspired by a Chekhov classic comes to The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury, next month (September). (more...)

D.C.-Based Stage Director Suffers Stroke; Theatre Community Offers SupportD.C.-Based Stage Director Suffers Stroke; Theatre Community Offers Support
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Gabriele Jakobi, international award-winning theatre director from Berlin, recently brought her passion and creativity to the Washington, D.C. theatre scene. And now that scene is giving back. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present SWEENEY TODD for the First Time This FallSan Francisco Opera to Present SWEENEY TODD for the First Time This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Stephen Sondheim's macabre musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street receives its highly anticipated San Francisco Opera premiere in a production featuring a cast of notable operatic stars and performed with Sondheim's original score for the lyric stage. (more...)

MATILDA National Tour Heads to Houston in OctoberMATILDA National Tour Heads to Houston in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, Matilda The Musical, is coming to Houston as part of Theatre Under The Stars' 2015/16 season. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, the first national tour of Matilda The Musical will be coming to The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts October 6 - 18. (more...)

Cast Set for American Premiere of TRUCK STOP at Crowded Fire Theater This FallCast Set for American Premiere of TRUCK STOP at Crowded Fire Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) is pleased to announce the cast and creative team and dates for the American Premiere of TRUCK STOP by Lachlan Philpott, opening Monday October 5, 8 pm running through October 24 at the Thick House in San Francisco's Potrero Hill. Directed by Marilee Talkington, this production marks Lachlan Philpott's first fully produced play in the United States. Philpott is an award-winning playwright in Australia whose plays have been extensively developed at American theaters including San Francisco's ACT, Crowded Fire Theater and the Magic. (more...)

Festival of Ukrainian Culture Set for Next Month at St. James TheatreFestival of Ukrainian Culture Set for Next Month at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Kiev's National Academic Theatre of Russian Drama Lesya Ukrainka brings a festival of events celebrating Ukrainian culture to the St. James Theatre from 8 to 19 September 2015, curated by Mikhail Reznikovich, Artistic Director of the National Academic Theatre of Russian Drama Lesya Ukrainka. The festival, comprising four plays, two free film screenings and a photography exhibition, will give British audiences a rare chance to acquaint themselves with some of Ukraine's cultural masterpieces as well as its developing modern arts scene. (more...)

OKLAHOMA!, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & More, Begins Tonight at The MunyOKLAHOMA!, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & More, Begins Tonight at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production of Oklahoma! (August 10 -16) directed by Rob Ruggiero, choreographed by Susan Stroman and music directed by Kevin Stites. Ginger Thatcher will restage Ms. Stroman's choreography. (more...)

Official: Sally Messham & Laura Rogers to Lead Stage Adaptation of TIPPING THE VELVET This FallOfficial: Sally Messham & Laura Rogers to Lead Stage Adaptation of TIPPING THE VELVET This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Sally Messham and Laura Rogers, are to star as Nancy 'Nan' Astley and Kitty Butler in Laura Wade's electrifying new adaptation of Sarah Waters' bestselling novel, Tipping The Velvet, directed by Lyndsey Turner. (more...)

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