August Strindberg's THE STORM to Play the Gene Frankel Theatre This FallAugust Strindberg's THE STORM to Play the Gene Frankel Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

August Strindberg Repertory Theatre will present Strindberg's THE STORM, adapted and directed by Robert Greer, October 4 to 30 as part of an exploration of the author's final works. The piece deals with the marriage foibles of an elderly government minister. Strindberg named it Opus 1 of his 'Chamber Plays' and wrote it for his Intimate Theater in Stockholm, where it was produced in 1907-8. It will be performed in rotating repertory during the month of October with BURNT HOUSE, Opus 2 of the Chamber Plays, which is also adapted by Robert Greer but directed by Whitney Gail Aronson. Both productions are at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street, where August Strindberg Rep is the resident company. (more...)

Vancouver Opera to Open New Season with Verdi's RIGOLETTO, 9/26Vancouver Opera to Open New Season with Verdi's RIGOLETTO, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~  Vancouver Opera kicks off the exciting 2015-2016 season with Giuseppe Verdi's thrilling blockbuster, Rigoletto. Powerful baritone Gordon Hawkins will sing the title role, with international superstar soprano Simone Osborne as Gilda and acclaimed tenor Bruce Sledge as the Duke. Sensational melodies, heartbreaking drama and vivid characters make this dark, tender drama of love and revenge irresistible. (more...)

American Blues Theater Now Accepting Submissions for 2016 Blue Ink Playwriting AwardAmerican Blues Theater Now Accepting Submissions for 2016 Blue Ink Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity Ensemble, announce that American Blues Theater is currently accepting submissions for the 2016 Blue Ink Playwriting Award between Wednesday, July 1 and Monday, Aug. 31 at 11:59 p.m.  (more...)

Michiana Playmakers Seeks New Original Plays for 2015-2016 SeasonMichiana Playmakers Seeks New Original Plays for 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2015

Michiana PlayMakers Inc. is accepting submissions of new, previously unproduced plays for 2015-2016. (more...)

Teatro Paraguas to Host Glenna Luschei Poetry Reading, 7/18Teatro Paraguas to Host Glenna Luschei Poetry Reading, 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Nationally-recognized poets Glenna Luschei, Marsha de la O, and Kendall McCook will read from their respective books of poetry at Teatro Paraguas for one performance only on Friday, July 18 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Check Out the Full Schedule for the 9th Annual 'Welcome to Boog City' FestivalCheck Out the Full Schedule for the 9th Annual 'Welcome to Boog City' Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The 9th Annual Welcome to Boog City Festival -- 5 Days of Poetry, Music, and Theater -- is headed to New York City! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/9/2015 - Broadway at Bryant Park, Seinfeld & Quinn, THE VISIT and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/9/2015 - Broadway at Bryant Park, Seinfeld & Quinn, THE VISIT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 9, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Broadway in Bryant Park kicks off today, THE VISIT celebrates its cast album at B&N and more! (more...)

Trevor Nunn's PERICLES and More Set for Theatre for a New Audience in 2015-16Trevor Nunn's PERICLES and More Set for Theatre for a New Audience in 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Theatre for a New Audience, Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz, announces its 2015-16 season, Inimitable Voices, Four plays by Shakespeare and Major American and European authors, at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

Baratunde Thurston and Sara Ramirez to Host First Ever TED TALKS LIVE at Town Hall This FallBaratunde Thurston and Sara Ramirez to Host First Ever TED TALKS LIVE at Town Hall This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, and PBS are thrilled to announce the first ever TED TALKS LIVE, a six?night speaker event featuring TED Talks, short films and performances at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street) in New York's famed Theater District. (more...)

PONDLING Will US Premiere at 59E59 TheatersPONDLING Will US Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome Guna Nua Theatre Company (Dublin, Ireland) and Ramblinman with the US premiere of PONDLING, written and performed by Genevieve Hulme-Beaman and directed by Paul Meade. Part of Origin's 1st Irish Theatre Festival, PONDLING begins performances on Tuesday, September 8 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 4.  Press opening is Sunday, September 13 at 7:30 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Karyn Levitt's 'Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler Songbook' Set for Release in OctoberKaryn Levitt's 'Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler Songbook' Set for Release in October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

'Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler Songbook,' the debut CD from soprano actress Karyn Levitt, will be available from Roven Records on October 30. From her rich collaboration with world-renowned Brecht translator Eric Bentley, Levitt sings over 20 Brecht-Eisler songs in English translation, all rarely-heard and many never-before recorded until now. Bentley adapted the song texts (poems and theater ballads by Brecht) from their original German into English, unlocking Eisler's starkly beautiful songs for English-speaking audiences. 'Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler Songbook' is produced by four-time Emmy award winner Glen Roven. (more...)

Vintage & Anchor Books Announce New August PublicationsVintage & Anchor Books Announce New August Publications
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

AUGUST PAPERBACK ORIGINALS. . . THUG NOTES: A Street-Smart Guide to Classic Literature by Sparky Sweets, PhD (Vintage • 304 pages • On Sale: 8/18/15 • Price: $14.95 • ISBN: 9781101873045).Sparky Sweets, PhD. and Wisecrack proudly present this outrageously funny, ultra-sharp guide to literature based on the hit online series, Thug Notes. Inside, you'll find hilarious plot breakdowns and masterful analyses of sixteen of literature's most beloved classics, including: The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill A Mockingbird, Pride & Prejudice, The Color Purple, Hamlet, Things Fall Apart, and more! Thug Notes has been featured on BET, PBS, and NPR and has been used in hundreds of classrooms around the world. Whether you're a student, teacher, or straight-up literary gangster like Dr. Sweets, THUG NOTES has got you covered. You'll certainly never look at literature the same way again. PUBLICIST: David Archer • 212-572-2331 • darcher@penguinrandomhouse.com (more...)

Calling All Creatives, Thinkers and Doers: Tickets Now Available for Second-Annual TEDxFultonStreetCalling All Creatives, Thinkers and Doers: Tickets Now Available for Second-Annual TEDxFultonStreet
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

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GREAT SCOTT, Wolfgang Puck and More Set for The Dallas Opera's FIRST NIGHT Lineup, 10/30GREAT SCOTT, Wolfgang Puck and More Set for The Dallas Opera's FIRST NIGHT Lineup, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

It's the biggest night of the year as The Dallas Opera presents FIRST NIGHT -- the extraordinary kick-off of the 2015-2016 “SEEKING THE HUMAN ELEMENT” Season. (more...)

Lutterworth Press Announces New Titles for PublicationLutterworth Press Announces New Titles for Publication
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Angel Roofs of East Anglia: Unseen Masterpieces of the Middle Ages Michael Rimmer [ISBN 9780718893699] A masterly historical and photographic exploration of a much neglected form of English figurative sculpture, the angel roofs that still adorn many of the late medieval churches of East Anglia. (more...)

BWW Reviews: UNNECESSARY FARCE at Actors' PlayhouseBWW Reviews: UNNECESSARY FARCE at Actors' Playhouse
by Roger Martin - Jul 24, 2015

You'll Laugh, Laugh and Laugh Again at Actors' in the Gables (more...)

RSC's HENRY V Announces Full Cast, Including Alex HassellRSC's HENRY V Announces Full Cast, Including Alex Hassell
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Gregory Doran, RSC Artistic Director, continues his exploration through Shakespeare's History plays as he directs Henry V, opening in Stratford-upon-Avon, before being broadcast to cinemas and transferring to the Barbican in London.  (more...)

Fishamble: The New Play Company to Bring LITTLE THING, BIG THING to 59E59 TheatersFishamble: The New Play Company to Bring LITTLE THING, BIG THING to 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome the return of Fishamble: The New Play Company (Dublin, Ireland) with the US premiere of LITTLE THING, BIG THING written by Donal O'Kelly and directed by Jim Culleton. Part of Origin's 1st Irish Theatre Festival, LITTLE THING, BIG THING begins performances on Wednesday, September 2 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 27.  Press opening is Tuesday, September 8 at 7:15 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Elisabeth Moss, Brian Dennehy and Mare Winningham Round Out Michael Mayer's Big Screen Adaptation of THE SEAGULLElisabeth Moss, Brian Dennehy and Mare Winningham Round Out Michael Mayer's Big Screen Adaptation of THE SEAGULL
by Jessica Showers - Jul 22, 2015

Filming is underway in New York City for Tony-winning director Michael Mayer's big screen version of Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL, adapted by playwright Stephen Karam. And the full cast is set! (more...)

Welocalize Global Operations in Italy, China and United Kingdom Successfully Renew Quality Certifications Welocalize Global Operations in Italy, China and United Kingdom Successfully Renew Quality Certifications
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

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Park IP Translations Sponsors Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association Meeting Park IP Translations Sponsors Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association Meeting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

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Lughnasa International Friel Festival Begins Next MonthLughnasa International Friel Festival Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Ireland will celebrate its greatest modern playwright, Brian Friel, in a major two-part festival with performances, talks, discussions, music, dance and good food between 20 and 31 August 2015. (more...)

ICFLIX Signs Exclusive Partnership with Maroc Telecom Which Includes the Exclusive Airing of the Series One Thousand and One Nights During the Holy Month of RamadanICFLIX Signs Exclusive Partnership with Maroc Telecom Which Includes the Exclusive Airing of the Series One Thousand and One Nights During the Holy Month of Ramadan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

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Lyric Opera's Top Performers to Play Millennium ParkLyric Opera's Top Performers to Play Millennium Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago launches its new season with the 15th annual Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Friday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. The free outdoor performance, presented in cooperation with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, annually attracts capacity crowds of 16,000 to the pavilion, great lawn, and surrounding areas of the park. (more...)

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards $4.1 Million to Support NYC Theater OrganizationsAndrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards $4.1 Million to Support NYC Theater Organizations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced today that 41 organizations in its New York Theater Program will receive grants totaling $4.1 million. Ranging from $10,000 to $160,000, the grants will be used toward operating support over the next two years. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: NTI Changed My Life - MTC's Barry GroveBWW Exclusive: NTI Changed My Life - MTC's Barry Grove
by National Theater Institute - Jul 17, 2015

Today, in an excerpt from The O'Neill: Transformation of Modern American Theater, we hear from Manhattan Theatre Club Executive Producer Barry Grove who cites his semester away at NTI for "literally changing the arc of my life - it led to Broadway, the National Playwrights Conference, my Equity card as a Stage Manager, the RSC with the infant Shakespeare & Co, a national tour launch, and a summer stock tour - all before I graduated from Dartmouth!" (more...)

Teatro Paraguas to Present 'WORD OVER ALL'Teatro Paraguas to Present 'WORD OVER ALL'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Teatro Paraguas presents Word Over All: Walt Whitman and Pablo Neruda, a celebration of the poetry and prose of two of the Americas' most beloved poets, opening on August 13, 2015 for four performances at Teatro Paraguas Studio in Santa Fe. Teatro Paraguas originally presented Word Over All in for two weekends in January 2015 as part of the ongoing ¡Poesia Viva! poetry performance series. The production was presented again for one weekend in April 2015 due to popular demand,.    (more...)

National Theatre Wales to Present WAR MUSICNational Theatre Wales to Present WAR MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Renowned theatre-makers Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes, celebrated for their recent, large-scale interpretations of Aeschylus' The Persians and Shakespeare's and Brecht's Coriolan/us with National Theatre Wales, will bring their trademark vision to this multimedia staging of Christopher Logue's filmic poem War Music, derived from Homer's account of the last years of the Trojan War. (more...)

Molotov Theatre Group Sets 'Storyteller' SeasonMolotov Theatre Group Sets 'Storyteller' Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Molotov Theatre Group, one of Washington DC's horror- and suspense-based theatre companies, is dubbing its 2015/2016 'The Season of the Storyteller.' The company's three-show season includes 'Lovecraft Nightmare Suite,' 'The Pillowman' and 'Blood, Sweat & Fears: A Grand Guignol Sick Cabaret.' The company's work this season will be featured in an upcoming academic textbook on the Grand Guignol French Theatre of Horror. (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...)

BWW Reviews: LA BOHEME, Arcola Theatre, August 7 2015BWW Reviews: LA BOHEME, Arcola Theatre, August 7 2015
by Gary Naylor - Aug 9, 2015

Gary Naylor sees another splendid scaled-down opera that hits the heights while keeping its feet firmly on the ground. (more...)

Cutting Ball to Stage New Translation of LIFE IS A DREAM This FallCutting Ball to Stage New Translation of LIFE IS A DREAM This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Cutting Ball Theater opens its 17th season with a new translation of LIFE IS A DREAM by Pedro Calderon de la Barca, running October 2 - November 1, 2015. (more...)

The World Was Wide Enough... Meet the Full Cast of HAMILTON, Opening Tonight on Broadway!The World Was Wide Enough... Meet the Full Cast of HAMILTON, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Aug 6, 2015

HAMILTON, the story of 'the ten-dollar Founding Father without a father,' opens tonight at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the full company and watch clips from the musical! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Stunning Performances by THE WIZ LIVE's Amber Riley & Uzo AdubaVIDEO: Watch Stunning Performances by THE WIZ LIVE's Amber Riley & Uzo Aduba
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Below, check out some of BWW's favorite performances from these talented stars! (more...)

Karyn Levitt to Release ERIC BENTLEY'S BREECHT-EISLER SONGBOOK Recording in OctoberKaryn Levitt to Release ERIC BENTLEY'S BREECHT-EISLER SONGBOOK Recording in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

'Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler Songbook,' the debut CD from soprano actress Karyn Levitt, will be available from Roven Records on October 30. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera to Present Fall Studio Showcase, 9/10Houston Grand Opera to Present Fall Studio Showcase, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

What: The Houston Grand Opera Studio, one of the most highly respected young artist programs in the country, will offer its fall Studio Showcase at 8:00 p.m. on September 10 and 12. (more...)

Court Theatre to Present AGAMEMNON, 11/5-12/6Court Theatre to Present AGAMEMNON, 11/5-12/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents Nicholas Rudall's world-premiere translation of Aeschylus' Agamemnon, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. Agamemnon runs November 5 - December 6, 2015 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, November 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Translation Industry Pioneer Greg Brink Joins TransPerfectTranslation Industry Pioneer Greg Brink Joins TransPerfect
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

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New Children's Book Promoting Anti-BullyingNew Children's Book Promoting Anti-Bullying
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Corenne Taylor and Tanya Grace have teamed up to release Howard the Hefty Hippo, an engaging and beautifully illustrated children's book that teaches children ages 6-10 about the dangers of bullying and how to treat others with respect. The book is a first for both Taylor and Grace, an indie author-illustrator duo who intend to publish more children's books in the future. (more...)

Gemalto first semester 2015 resultsGemalto first semester 2015 results
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

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VIDEO: Uzo Aduba Sings 'White Horse' With Taylor SwiftVIDEO: Uzo Aduba Sings 'White Horse' With Taylor Swift
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2015

Known for bringing other celebrities on stage during her shows, Swift welcomed OITNB star Uzo Aduba to sing 'White Horse' with her. This must have been great practice for Aduba's upcoming role in THE WIZ LIVE on NBC. Below, watch the simple, but lovely, performance! (more...)

BWW Blog: Siobhan O'Loughlin - Broken Bone Bathtub World Premiere in TokyoBWW Blog: Siobhan O'Loughlin - Broken Bone Bathtub World Premiere in Tokyo
by Guest Blogger: Siobhan O'Loughlin - Aug 21, 2015

?I was completely terrified. Thoughts in my head on the day of the show opening: (more...)

ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd. Announces Second Quarter 2015 Financial ResultsChinaCache International Holdings Ltd. Announces Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

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Rob McClure and More to Star in Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS Premiere at Cleveland Play House; Cast Announced!Rob McClure and More to Star in Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS Premiere at Cleveland Play House; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

CPH's historic 100th Season will open on an operatic note, with the world premiere of Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS. BroadwayWorld has just confirmed the full cast -- featuring several Broadway vets. Scroll down for the complete list of stars! (more...)

BWW Review: Boston Landmarks Orchestra Serves Up Italian FavoritesBWW Review: Boston Landmarks Orchestra Serves Up Italian Favorites
by Erica Miner - Aug 18, 2015

Boston loves Italian opera (more...)

Rehearsals Now Underway for National Theatre Wales' ILIADRehearsals Now Underway for National Theatre Wales' ILIAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

A cast of ten will play the Greeks and Trojans, alongside local Llanelli teenagers as the unruly Greek gods - impulsive, vengeful, sex-mad and status-obsessed. (more...)

En Garde Arts to Present BOSSS Throughout Hudson River Park, 10/2-4En Garde Arts to Present BOSSS Throughout Hudson River Park, 10/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

En Garde Founder Anne Hamburger, a Pioneering Producer of Site-Specific Theater in New York, Returns with New Festival Challenging 26 Emerging Artists to Think Big (more...)

A CASUAL GATHERING Set for TNC's Dream Up Festival, 9/12-20A CASUAL GATHERING Set for TNC's Dream Up Festival, 9/12-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

'A Casual Gathering' is a musical written by Daniel Schwartzman (book, music, lyrics) and directed by James Martinelli that explores the evolution of human relationships and the desire we all have to relive the past and use our memories to rewrite the present. Its American premiere will be presented by Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival September 12 to 20. The musical traces the intimate reunion of six high school friends in a Manhattan bar who have not seen each other for decades. After the initial joy at seeing each other again, the realities of their lives and what they have failed to achieve come to the surface. (more...)

Vimicro Announces Unaudited Second-Quarter 2015 Financial ResultsVimicro Announces Unaudited Second-Quarter 2015 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

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BUYER & CELLAR Opens Kitchen Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Season Next MonthBUYER & CELLAR Opens Kitchen Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Season Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Kitchen Theatre Company's 2015-2016 Season begins next month! This season marks a major milestone for the theater: the 25th Anniversary Season and the sixth in its beautifully renovated, LEED-certified home at 417 W. State/MLK, Jr. St. in downtown Ithaca, NY. Led by Artistic Director Rachel Lampert and Managing Director Stephen Nunley, Kitchen Theatre Company is Central New York's Off-Broadway theater, a small professional Equity company producing new and modern plays. 'Important conversations happen in the Kitchen' is the motto that has defined the work of this company for over two decades and motivated the play choices in this silver anniversary season. Subscriptions for the seven-play season are on sale now. (more...)

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