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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.



Eugene O'Neill's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN to Open at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The classic and moving drama A Moon For The Misbegotten is the next show in Playhouse on Park's Mainstage Series. Opening night is Friday, February 17, at 8pm, with a complimentary pre-performancewine and cheese reception at 7pm.  (more...)

Westport Community Theatre Presents DOUBT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The latest production of the Westport Community Theatre, Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, takes the stage from February 10 through 26. Doubt won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. Kevin Pelkey directs the WCT production, with an outstanding local cast of Kristen Gagliardi, Tondrea Mabins, T. Sean Maher and Susan Stanton. Wendy Kleros & Donna Wyant co-produce the show. (more...)

Sarah Ball, Michael Feast and More Announced for Lyric Hammersmith's SEVENTEEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Seventeen. Sarah Ball will be playing Lizzy, Michael Feast will be playing Mike, Mike Grady will be playing Ronny, Diana Hardcastle will be playing Jess, Margot Leicester will be playing Emilia and Richard Cordery will be playing Tom. (more...)

Harper Lee's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Takes the Stage at Florida Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce that the timeless American classic, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' will play in the Historic Arcade Theatre February 14 - March 8. (more...)

Dramatic Publishing Nabs Rights to Gabriel Jason Dean's QUALITIES OF STARLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Dramatic Publishing Company today announced its exclusive representation of the worldwide professional and amateur stage performance rights to QUALITIES OF STARLIGHT by exciting young American playwright Gabriel Jason Dean. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Nuffield Southampton Theatres' Production Of THE GRAPES OF WRATH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

With Nuffield Southampton Theatres' production of Fantastic Mr Fox about to start its tour at Lyric Hammersmith, Director Sam Hodges today announces casting for the forthcoming production of John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Grapes of Wrath, adapted by Frank Galati.  (more...)

Cast Complete for Taylor Mac's HIR at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces the complete cast for Hir, a Chicago premiere by celebrated playwright, actor, singer-songwriter and performance artist Taylor Mac. (more...)

Canadian Premiere Of MY NIGHT WITH REG At Panasonic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

Courtroom Drama DISINHERIT THE WIND Challenges Scientific Status Quo
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

How can we understand and contextualize new information challenging what we take for granted as scientific fact? Disinherit the Wind, a play of ideas by Matt Chait that asks us to view the wonders of science through a different lens, opens March 3 at The Complex on Hollywood's Theater Row. (more...)

Broadway's Patrick Ryan Sullivan Stars in Annapolis Shakespeare Company's OUR TOWN, Opening Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Annapolis Shakespeare Company's production of Our Town by Thornton Wilder, directed by Sally Boyett and starring Broadway's Patrick Ryan Sullivan, will open January 27 at the Annapolis Shakespeare Theatre at 1804 West Street. (more...)

Upcoming JONAH AND OTTO Offering Student Tickets at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Specially priced student tickets are now available for JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman. (more...)

National Coalition Against Censorship, Dramatists Guild and Arts Integrity Initiative Take Stand on Cherry Hill RAGTIME Censorship
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, this spring, Cherry Hill High School will perform a different kind of Ragtime- without any racist or offensive language included. The school explains in an official statement: (more...)

Photo Flash: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Sets Stage Debut at A.D. Players' New Galleria-Area Theater 2/12 - 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Set in the South in the depths of the Great Depression, Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning story contrasts the idyllic innocence of childhood with powerful themes of racial prejudice and injustice. When lawyer Atticus Finch defends a man falsely accused of a crime, the reverberations rumble through the entire town of Maycomb, exposing intolerance and quiet heroism alike. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD on Trial at A.D. Players' New Galleria-Area Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

A.D. Players, one of Houston's oldest and largest resident theater companies, has moved its troupe from the Grace Theater to its new 440-seat venue, the Jeannette and L.M. George Theater (George Theater). The Players completed its 39-year run at the 212-seat Grace Theater in December. To Kill a Mockingbird will be the first show performed at the new $18 million George Theater, just in time for the A.D. Players' 50th anniversary season. The American classic, dramatized by Christopher Sergel, runs February 12 - March 5, and is the first of six notable plays coming to the George Theater in 2017. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 1/20; New 'Women in Theater' Column, Robyn Spangler in Los Angeles and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature 'Women in Theater' feature in Connecticut, a spotlight on Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre's 50th Anniversary in Nashville, Robyn Spangler in Los Angeles and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

The Poignant and Timely TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Continues The Rep's 50th season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

When President Barack Obama gave his farewell address earlier this month, he chose to quote a great literary character: To Kill a Mockingbird's Atticus Finch. (more...)

VIDEO: New Rehearsal Video of JONAH AND OTTO Debuts Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

A new video offering a sneak peek into the first week of rehearsals for the New York premiere of JONAH AND OTTO, made its debut today on YouTube. (more...)

Flamenco, LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS and More Set for Queens Theatre's Winter/Spring 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Queens Theatre is launching its Winter/Spring 2017 Season with a diverse array of presentations, including the acclaimed dance company FLAMENCO VIVO CARLOTA SANTANA, Neil Simon's Last of the Red Hot Lovers and a new Queens Theatre production of the American classic, The Miracle Worker. (more...)

Matthew Kelly and Felicity Montague to Lead PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at The Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Matthew Kelly and Felicity Montague star in Pride And Prejudice at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, later this month. (more...)

JONAH AND OTTO by Celebrated UK Playwright Robert Holman Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, is set to open tonight (Wednesday) at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. Under the direction of Geraldine Hughes, JONAH AND OTTO stars Sean Gormley and Rupert Simonian. (more...)

Eugene O'Neill's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN to Open at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The classic and moving drama A Moon For The Misbegotten is the next show in Playhouse on Park's Mainstage Series. Opening night is Friday, February 17, at 8pm, with a complimentary pre-performance wine and cheese reception at 7pm. (more...)

Florida Rep Announces Rolling World Premiere Partnership with the National New Play Network
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce a partnership with the National New Play Network in Washington, DC, Vermont Stage, and Michigan's Williamston Theatre to produce 'Doublewide' by Stephen Spotswood as a Rolling World Premiere. The final offering in Florida Rep's 2016-2017 season, 'Doublewide' runs in Florida Rep's ArtStage Studio Theatre April 11 to May 14. (more...)

Brevard Symphony Presents Annual Pops Concert HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Brevard Symphony Orchestra invites film fans of all ages to celebrate the music of Hollywood when the Orchestra takes the stage for the BSO's POPS concert on Saturday, February 18th at the King Center for the Performing Arts.  The BSO presents Hooray for Hollywood and will feature thrilling movie music from Elmer Bernstein's scores to The Magnificent Seven and To Kill a Mockingbird along with the title song to one of Hollywood's greatest movie musicals, Singin' in the Rain. The Orchestra will also pay tribute to John Williams on the occasion of the composer's 85th birthday with a performance of his music from Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The program also includes music from Forrest Gump, James Bond and more. (more...)

Alison Arngrim in Agatha Christie's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE at Judson Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

TV icon Alison Arngrim has joined the cast of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None at Judson Theatre Company (Morgan Sills, Executive Producer and Daniel Haley, Artistic Director). (more...)

Theater To Go Takes on Racial Injustice and Acts of Courage in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

It's a coming of age story set against a backdrop of racism and small town secrets. Theater to Go presents "To Kill a Mockingbird" at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre Fridays, March 17 and 24 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, March 18 and 25 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, March 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCC's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on March 17. (more...)

JONAH AND OTTO to Conclude Acclaimed Limited Run Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, will conclude its acclaimed limited engagement tomorrow evening, February 25th at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. Under the direction of Geraldine Hughes, JONAH AND OTTO stars Sean Gormley and Rupert Simonian. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rupert Simonian Chats Off-Broadway's JONAH AND OTTO
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2017

British stage and screen star Rupert Simonian (Peter Pan, The Constant Gardener, To Kill a Mockingbird, Punk Rock) is making his off-Broadway stage debut in the New York premiere of Robert Holman's JONAH AND OTTO. Hear what he had to say about his role and more in the video below! (more...)

Diversionary Announces the World Premiere of BALLAST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

This May Diversionary asks audiences this question with the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly, a highly poetic exploration of the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples as they come to terms with the new lives they find themselves in. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE GIFT at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with the story behind the making of a great novel in THE GIFT. Written by Will Stutts and directed by Greg Wood, the production opens tonight, February 23, and continues through March 19 in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Theater To Go Will Host Prudence Wright Holmes in Her Solo Show THE SECRET LIFE OF HARPER LEE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

As a fascinating companion piece to its upcoming production of To Kill a Mockingbird, Theater To Go will host a special performance of  acclaimed actress Prudence Wright Holmes in her solo show The Secret Life of Harper Lee on Saturday March 25 at 2:00 (more...)

THE GIFT to Bring 'Novel' Tale to Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with the story behind the making of a great novel in THE GIFT. (more...)

Casting Announced for the UK Premiere of THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Diary of a Teenage Girl recounts the coming-of-age adventures of Minnie Goetze, a San Francisco teenager growing up in the counterculture haze of the 1970s. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 2/19/2017
by BWW - Feb 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/19/2017 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Photo Flash: Moving Farm Life Tale A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN to Open at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

The classic and moving drama A Moon For The Misbegotten is the next show in Playhouse on Park's Mainstage Series. Opening night is Friday, February 17, at 8pm, with a complimentary pre-performance wine and cheese reception at 7pm.  (more...)

Find Out What Audiences Have to Say in a New JONAH AND OTTO Video
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Critics and audiences are raving about Off-Broadway's newest hit JONAH AND OTTO. Just some of the comments made by this week's patrons were caught on video which debuted today on YouTube. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The classic and moving drama A Moon For The Misbegotten is the next show in Playhouse on Park's Mainstage Series. Opening night is tonight, February 17, at 8pm, with a complimentary pre-performance wine and cheese reception at 7pm.  A Moon For the Misbegotten runs through March 5. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Theatre To Go to Present THE SECRET LIFE OF HARPER LEE Alongside 'MOCKINGBIRD'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

As a fascinating companion piece to To Kill a Mockingbird, Theater To Go will host a special performance of acclaimed actress Prudence Wright Holme's solo show The Secret Life of Harper Lee on Saturday March 25 at 2:00. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Theater To Go's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Theater To Go will present Harper Lee's classic To Kill a Mockingbird. This most loved novel comes to life on the Kelsey Theatre stage March 17-26, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Lebanon Community Theatre to Present Literary Classic
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Lebanon Community Theatre will continue its 2017 season with the stage adaptation of an American literary classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, adapted by Christopher Sergel from Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Directed by Heidi Freeland-Trail, performances are scheduled for March 2-5 and March 9-12 at the theatre on Maple Street and Theatre Drive in Lebanon. (more...)

BWW Review: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Presents Inspired Production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by Chris Gibson - Feb 16, 2017

The Repertory Theatre of St Louis is presenting Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, and it's a stunning production that is sure to be a smash hit. The addition of a representative group of African Americans referenced in the program as 'The Community' improves the experience immeasurably. The play itself has only a couple of characters of color, and in previous productions I've seen this presented a problem for me, given that the story is about injustice. This seemed to me to be a sort of injustice in and of itself. The basic story was there, of course, but something was missing that would further enhance a clearer understanding of the atmosphere and period. Now I can't imagine a staging that shouldn't follow this lead. This is a powerful and timely show that qualifies impressively as must-see entertainment. (more...)

Gangsters, Gambling and Girls! The Wick Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Considered the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls, takes the stage at The Wick Theatre from March 9th through April 9th. Based on the short stories of Damon Runyon,  with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls won the Tony Award for Best Musical, ran for 1,200 performances on Broadway, and became an Oscar nominated film starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. Tickets are $75 & 80, www.thewick.org or call 561-995-2333. (more...)

Dramatic Publishing Company Launches New Website Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Dramatic Publishing Company has launched their new website today, which is devoted to making the licensing and purchasing experience easier, faster and more user-friendly. (more...)

Cast Complete for THE EMPEROR JONES, Starring Obi Abili, at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced full casting for Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly (Shining City), and starring Obi Abili (Ivo van Hove's Antigone at BAM), THE EMPEROR JONES begins performances on March 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, opens on March 12, and runs through April 23, 2017.  (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Full Casting for Revival of Terence Rattigan's LOVE IN IDLENESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom taking up residence in the West End, and Funny Girl in rehearsals ahead of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces full casting for their major new revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness.  (more...)

New Dark Comedy APPENDAGE to Play Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

From February 14 to 26, Theater for the New City will present the American premiere of 'Appendage' by Irish expatriate writer Derek Murphy.  The dark comedy is staged by Mary Tierney, founder of the legendary Quaigh Lunchtime Series, in her return to the director's chair. (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

Video: First Look at Scenes from the Canadian Premiere of MY NIGHT WITH REG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

DOUBT by John Patrick Shanley Opens Today!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The latest production of the Westport Community Theatre, Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, takes the stage from February 10 through 26. Doubt won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. Kevin Pelkey directs the WCT production, with an outstanding local cast of Kristen Gagliardi, Tondrea Mabins, T. Sean Maher and Susan Stanton. Wendy Kleros & Donna McLoughlin Wyant co-produce the show. (more...)

Performances Begin Tonight for JONAH AND OTTO at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, begins performances tonight (Wednesday) with the official opening set for next Wednesday, February 8th at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. Under the direction of Geraldine Hughes, JONAH AND OTTO stars Sean Gormley and Rupert Simonian. (more...)

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