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This two hour stage adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning book is told through the eyes of a child with humor, wisdom, and understanding. While many people recall the heroism of Lee's fictional hero, attorney Atticus Finch, in defending a black man wrongly accused of rape, they often forget that Finch's client was still convicted and, ultimately, killed. It's a story about injustice, a cautionary tale, but at the same time it's a story about courage.


THE TWITS, GREASE and More Set for 2016 'Made At Curve' Series
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?With an acclaimed revival of Legally Blonde still running in the theatre, Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster announce a new season of Made At Curve productions for autumn and Christmas 2016. (more...)

Nashville Theater Mourns the Passing of Iconic Actor DAVID COMPTON
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 5, 2016

David Compton – one of the region's most accomplished and acclaimed and most beloved actors and directors – died early Wednesday morning, May 4, after a four-year battle with heart disease and cancer. He leaves his wife, Amanda Card Compton (whom he married on Tuesday, May 3, just hours before his death); his mother, Jo Compton of Badin, North Carolina; his sister Becky Compton Taylor; his brother Jim Compton; and countless other friends and family who are mourning his passing. (more...)

THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD, AIDA and More Set for Hale Centre Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Hale Centre Theatre, Utah's professional family theater, officially unveiled its 2017 entertainment season that will begin a new era of year-round, non-stop productions in its new 130,000 square-foot performing arts center in Sandy City. (more...)

Artsfusion to Stage Reading of ECHO NEVADA with Vickie Daignault
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Vickie will portray the ranch house cook Copey in the Staged Reading of Anna Brennen's ECHO NEVADA, a riveting look at life on a ranch in northeastern Nevada set in 1948 during an early spring storm. (more...)

Florida Rep's 2016-17 Season to Feature 'SPELLING BEE,' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD & More
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Florida Repertory Theatre, recently called 'one of the top regional troupes in the United States' by 'The Wall Street Journal', is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 Season in the Historic Arcade Theatre and ArtStage Studio Theatre. Running October 7 to May 14, the season includes Agatha Christie's most famous whodunit, a Tony-winning musical, multiple comedies, an American classic, a world-premiere, and more! (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Returns to Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Starring Felicity Montagu; UK Tour to Follow
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Following sell-out performances in 2013, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's acclaimed production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted for the stage by Simon Reade, returns this year to close the 2016 Summer Season ahead of a major UK Tour in September. Opening at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, the tour will then visit Norwich, Cambridge, Salford, Leicester, Woking, Truro, Birmingham and Richmond, with further dates in 2017. There will be a press night at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on Thursday 22 September at 7.30pm. (more...)

Dexter Bullard & Hallie Gordon to Helm 2016-17 Productions at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce the final two directors in the 2016/17 Subscription Season-Dexter Bullard will direct the world premiere production of ensemble member Tracy Letts's Linda Vista and Hallie Gordon will direct the Chicago premiere of Taylor Mac's Hir. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

Laura Lippman to Chat WILDE LAKE Novel at The Music Hall's 'Writers in the Loft'
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Music Hall's Writers in the Loft series will present the New York Times bestselling author and award-winning crime writer Laura Lippman with her latest novel WILDE LAKE, which explores the frailty of memory and how life and circumstance can create villains where heroes once stood. (more...)

Photo Flash: Welcome to the Jungle! First Look at RUNNING WILD at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's 2016 season begins with Samuel Adamson's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel, RUNNING WILD. A co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre, RUNNING WILD opens tomorrow 19 May and plays until Sunday 12 June. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Chenango River Theatre to Open 10th Season with STELLA & LOU
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Opening the 10th Anniversary Season is a play from one of the company's favorite playwrights, Bruce Graham (The Outgoing Tide-2013; Mr. Hart & Mr. Brown-2014).  This piece, inspired by his parent's own love story, is a romantic comedy that proposes that a second chance at love is still possible, even for two people with a lot of miles on them.  You'll be laughing hysterically one minute, and grabbing your heart the next, in this gem of a play.  (more...)

Open Book: TUCK EVERLASTING's Bookwriters Claudia Shear and Tim Federle; Providing Dirt For A Garden
by Michael Dale - May 16, 2016

Award-winning actor/playwright and award-winning actor/novelist team up for their first Broadway musical book. (more...)

Cast Announced for Fiddlehead's SHOW BOAT at Shubert Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, announced today the cast of Show Boat, the company's first production in partnership with the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont Street, Boston. Show Boat will run for twelve performances from June 22-July 3, 2016. Co-Directed by Fofonoff and Stephens, Show Boat will feature a cast of 50 starring seasoned international and off-Broadway performers including Kim Corbett (West Side Story, Les Miserables) as Magnolia Hawks, Jeremiah James (The Fantasticks) as Gaylord Ravenal, Lindsay Roberts (The Gershwins' Porgy And Bess) as Queenie, and Brian Kinnard (Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story) as Joe. Show Boat is Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's epic of life on the Mississippi River with some of the most beautiful and influential music ever written for the stage including 'Ol'Man River,' 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man' and 'Bill.' Show Boat will be choreographed by Wendy Hall, with a 27-piece live orchestra under the direction of Charles Peltz. (more...)

Jude Sandy Joins Trinity Rep's Resident Acting Company
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?Trinity Repertory Company has announced Jude Sandy has joined the resident acting company. Sandy, a Trinidadian native, graduated from Brown University in 2005 and Brown/Trinity Rep MFA program in 2009. (more...)

The Trial Begins... Meet the Full Cast of THE CRUCIBLE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 31, 2016

The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, starring Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, opens tonight, March 31, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48 Street. Scroll down to learn more about the full company! (more...)

NOTTINGHAM: The Legend of Robin Hood to Premiere at Stage 284
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Be the first to see this brand new musical now in development here at Stage 284. (more...)

Second Thought Theatre to Stage THE GREAT GOD PAN This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Second Thought Theatre follows acclaimed production of Martyr with THE GREAT GOD PAN as the second show of its 2016 season. (more...)

Florida Rep Announces Its 2016-2017 Season! 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Florida Rep announces its 2016-2017 Season!  (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present WAY DOWNRIVER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

A flood of Biblical proportions on the mighty Mississippi provides the dramatic backdrop to this gripping, edge-of-your-seat adventure. Adapted by Edward Morgan from the William Faulkner short story, 'Old Man,' WAY DOWNRIVER reveals an unlikely pair of souls who are bound together by the forces of nature. With honesty and humor, they struggle to overcome their fears and prejudice in order to survive their harrowing experience. You won't want to miss this exciting West Coast premiere. (more...)

Teatro Vista to Stage Chicago Premiere of IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Teatro Vista announces the Chicago premiere of In the Time of the Butterflies, written by Lifetime Achievement Obie Award Winner Caridad Svich, based on Julia Álvarez's acclaimed novel, and directed by Ricardo Gutierrez, playing in the Richard Christiansen Theater at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln, April 16 - May 22. Opening night is Friday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. Preview performances run from Thursday, April 16 through Thursday, April 21. Regular performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for previews, $25 for Thursdays and Fridays, and $30 for Saturday and Sunday performances. Students and seniors (+65 years or older) with valid ID are able to purchase $17 tickets. Discounts are also available for groups of 10 or more. To purchase tickets, please call 773.871.3000 or visit www.teatrovista.org. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 2016 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

The 2016 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival is set to be held from Friday, April 1st through Sunday, April 3rd. Scroll down to see the full list of events, as well as additional April performances! (more...)

THE MOUNTAINTOP, 'MIDSUMMER' & More Set for Trinity Rep's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

? At an exclusive event last night for subscribers, donors and members of the press, Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company, under the leadership of Richard L. Bready Artistic Director Curt Columbus announced their 2016-2017 season: Ghosts of the Past, Dreams of the Future. (more...)

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

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Breaks Box Office Records at Geva
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

? In October, Geva Theatre Center announced that the opening production 2015-2016 Season, Monty Python's Spamalot, was the highest grossing five-week run in Geva history. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Present THE MOUNTAINTOP,4 4/15-5/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) continues its 56th season with The Mountaintop, Katori Hall's daring reimagining of a seminal event in American history, directed by CCCT Artistic Director Marilyn Langbehn. The Mountaintop plays from April 15 through May 8- performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm at the theatre. (more...)

The Adobe Theater to Present Horton Foote's DIVIDING THE ESTATE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The Adobe Theater will present American playwright Horton Foote's play DIVIDING THE ESTATE April 29th through May 22nd, 2016. (more...)

Independent Theatre to Produce Young New HAMLET This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2016

In 1999, Independent Theatre produced HAMLET with the talented Nick Opolski as a brilliant central character. Fifteen years on, director Rob Croser is revisiting this most famous of plays - this time with a very young Hamlet. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: KINKY BOOTS' Graham Montgomery Channels Fantine, Velma Kelly & More in 'Roles I Will Never Play' Medley
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2016

On Monday night at CABARET FOR A CAUSE, Graham Montgomery, who just concluded a run in Broadway's KINKY BOOTS as Young Charlie, debuted a medley featuring roles that he loves, but may not be able to ever take on. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Celebrates Horton Foote's 100th Birthday!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 15, 2016

Primary Stages announced their upcoming 32nd Season on March 14 at a champagne reception celebrating the Centennial of the birth of late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Primary Stages collaborator, Horton Foote. (more...)

Claudia Rankine's CITIZEN and More Slated for Primary Stages' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Primary Stages announced their upcoming 32nd Season on March 14 at a champagne reception celebrating the Centennial of the birth of late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Primary Stages collaborator, Horton Foote. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 3/11; WILD PARTY in Long Island, TITANIC in Austin, PASSION in France and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 11, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature the top 10 stories in Long Island, Austin, Louisville, and more. Check out featured list, which includes WILD PARTY in Long Island, TITANIC in Austin, and PASSION in France, just to name a few. (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...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble to Stage Midwest Premiere of DRY LAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the midwest premiere of Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel. The production, directed by RTE member Hallie Gordon, runs April 22 - May 28, 2016, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. The press opening is Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:00pm. (more...)

AthensWest Theatre Company to Stage Regional Premiere of GOLDEN BOY OF THE BLUE RIDGE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

AthensWest concludes its inaugural season with the hilarious musical comedy Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge. Based on J.M. Synge's classic comedy The Playboy of the Western World, this toe tappin', banjo-pickin' adaptation is by Peter Mills and Cara Reichel. It played Off-Broadway, and has since made the rounds in regional theatre. Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge runs in Lexington at the Downtown Arts Center April 22-May 1. (more...)

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) has announced its 2016/17 season: The Burials, a new play by Caitlin Parrish and directed by Erica Weiss; and a world premiere adaptation of Walter Dean Myers's critically acclaimed novel, Monster, adapted by Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Aaron Carter and directed by SYA Artistic Director Hallie Gordon. SYA's 2016/17 season explores the question, When we stick to our guns, who pays the price? (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD to Open 4/30 at Berkeley Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Berkeley Playhouse will produce the first non-musical in its nine-year history with Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. The show will be directed by Berkeley Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Daren A.C. Carollo (Berkeley Playhouse's Peter Pan, Hairspray; Broadway: A Time to Kill; Off-Broadway: bare The Musical; Regional: Diablo Theatre Company, City Lights Theatre Company, Napa Valley Opera House, Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre, Town Hall Theatre Company). Previews begin April 28. The show runs from April 30 to May 22 at the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave in Berkeley, CA. Tickets are now available through the box office. Please call (510) 845-8542 x351 or visit berkeleyplayhouse.org. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre to Welcome Largest Ever Cast for RUNNING WILD This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Rehearsals start today for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's 2016 season with Samuel Adamson's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel, RUNNING WILD. A co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre, RUNNING WILD previews from Friday 13 May (press night 19 May) and plays until Sunday 12 June. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kevin McGuire, Linda Mugleston, Robert Petkoff and More in DCPA's SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) presents Sweeney Todd, featuring new orchestrations from Denver's own Grammy-nominated gypsy-punk band, DeVotchKa. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch the Trailer for DCPA's Gypsy-Punk SWEENEY TODD Featuring DeVotchKa
by Stage Tube - Apr 29, 2016

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) presents Sweeney Todd, featuring new orchestrations from Denver's own Grammy-nominated gypsy-punk band, DeVotchKa. Check out the promo video below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of DCPA's Gypsy-Punk SWEENEY TODD - Kevin McGuire, Linda Mugleston, Robert Petkoff and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 29, 2016

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) presents Sweeney Todd, featuring new orchestrations from Denver's own Grammy-nominated gypsy-punk band, DeVotchKa. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the production below! (more...)

BWW Review: MAD MEN Meets DALLAS in THE OLD FRIENDS at Open Stage
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 29, 2016

Suburban Texas in the Swinging Sixties. It isn't all fun and games -- sometimes it's positively chaos. Get your cocktail duds on and prepare for anything, (more...)

Full Cast Set for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Ahead of celebrating Shakespeare400, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announce their full casting for Henry V. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at RUNNING WILD in Rehearsal at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's 2016 season begins with Samuel Adamson's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel, RUNNING WILD. A co-production withChichester Festival Theatre, RUNNING WILD previews from Friday 13 May (press night 19 May) and plays until Sunday 12 June. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Legendary Actor Gregory Peck to Be Celebrated on His 100th
by Movies News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

This month marks the 100th birthday of Hollywood legend Gregory Peck, and to celebrate his centenary, gala events and film retrospectives are being held from Washington to Beverly Hills. (more...)

Offstage Drama Divides Community Over Annual Alabama Production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by Michael Dale - Apr 18, 2016

An annual production to raise funds for a local museum now benefits a non-profit set up by Harper Lee. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Manatee Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

The Manatee Performing Arts Center presents To Kill a Mockingbird, April 14 - May 1, 2016 in the Bradenton Kiwanis Theater. This classic story is brought to the stage by director Preston Boyd. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Brave New World Rep to Premiere Charles L. Mee's THE IMMORTALS in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Brooklyn's acclaimed Brave New World Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of THE IMMORTALS, a trilogy of one-act plays by legendary Brooklyn playwright Charles L. Mee, presented over three weeks, May 11-26 at Glasshouse, a unique art/performance space in Williamsburg, including five free performances open to the public. (more...)

Aux Dog Theatre to Stage THE PERICLES PROJECT This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill & X-Space, in honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, is pleased to present THE PERICLES PROJECT, a story theatre adaptation by Randi Klein of Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre, as performed by a group of actors as if they are rehearsing the Shakespeare play. THE PERICLES PROJECT runs April 15 to May 1. (more...)

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

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

Friday 5: SPARKLEY CLEAN's Hancock and Webster
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 1, 2016

There's a new show premiering at Crossville's Cumberland County Playhouse: The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers by Lori Fischer, the author of last year's Barbara's Blue Kitchen. Fischer's latest musical follows the adventures of two singing sisters from Ashland City, Tennessee, and the people who love them. Our question: Does Stratton's Diner (arguably the best burger joint ever in the history of the world) still exist in Fischer's depiction of the Cheatham County town? Director Bryce McDonald is being tight-lipped about it. (more...)

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