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Mark Rylance to Reign on Broadway in FARINELLI AND THE KING This Winter
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Mark Rylance, three-time Tony Award winner (Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing, Twelfth Night) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies), will return to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of FARINELLI AND THE KING, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen, it was announced today by producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Black. (more...)

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD to Apparate Into Broadway's Transfigured Lyric Theatre Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, have today confirmed that the production will have its Broadway premiere in the Spring of 2018 at the newly renovated Lyric Theatre in New York. (more...)

GREY'S ANATOMY's Kelly McCreary to Star in INTIMATE APPAREL at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced the cast and creative team of INTIMATE APPAREL by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and directed by Bay Street Theater Artistic Director Scott Schwartz. Kelly McCreary, currently one of the stars of Grey's Anatomy on ABC, will star as Esther Mills. (more...)

Theatre by the Lake Announces Two-Company Ensemble for Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Artistic Director Conrad Lynch today announces the ensemble for the Theatre by the Lake's Summer Season - the first time the theatre has featured two-companies. They will perform over 5 productions in rep - After the Dance, As You Like It, Miss Julie, Handbagged and Remarkable Invisible - in both the theatre's spaces. (more...)

Natalie Dormer and David Oakes Star In VENUS IN FUR at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

TRH Productions will present Natalie Dormer and David Oakes in the West End premiere of David Ives' hit Broadway play Venus in Fur this autumn for a strictly limited nine week engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. This critically-acclaimed two-hander will run from 6 October to 9 December with opening night for press on 17 October. (more...)

The Canadian Premiere of the West End Hit Musical MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS Begins 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

David Mirvish, Michael Harrison, John Reid and Paul Elliott are delighted to present the Canadian premiere of the new British musical MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS, based on the smash-hit film.  Performances begin Wednesday March 15 through April 23 at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre.  Media night is Wed March 22, 2017 (more...)

Tony Award Nominee David Garrison Joins Cast for Final Week of Vineyard Theatre's KID VICTORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Tony Award nominee David Garrison (Vineyard's MIDDLETOWN and EIGHT DAYS BACKWARDS) will join the cast of KID VICTORY starting Tuesday, March 14 for the the final week of its run. Garrison replaces Daniel Jenkins who returns to OSLO for the Broadway production. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Receives Nine Olivier Nominations, Breaking Company Record
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory received nine nominations for this year's Olivier Awards - a record for the company. The awards are across four productions - Travesties, currently running at the Apollo Theatre; Funny Girl, currently on an extensive tour of UK and Ireland; Florian Zeller's The Truth in a version by Christopher Hampton, and David Baddiel - My Family Not the Sitcom, which returns to the West End for a second run later this month. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Makes History in 2017 Olivier Awards Nominations; GROUNDHOG DAY Leads Musical Noms
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Today, past winners Denise Gough and Matt Henry announced the nominations for the Olivier Awards 2017 with Mastercard, the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar. The 2017 awards are set to be the biggest yet, as they make their debut at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 9 April. (more...)

HAMLET to Transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre Following Sold-Out Run at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

Remy Bumppo and Silk Road Rising present the Chicago Premiere of GREAT EXPECTATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Remy Bumppo and Silk Road Rising are pleased to announce that they are joining artistic forces to bring the American premiere of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, adapted by Tanika Gupta, to Chicago. (more...)

BWW Review: Charming but Flawed FINDING NEVERLAND Searches for Magic
by Michael L. Quintos - Mar 27, 2017

A charming though perplexing adaptation of the 2004 film, FINDING NEVERLAND jets into too many erratic directions at any given moment and doesn't gel completely as a whole. And for all its gorgeous, visual splendor, it is surprisingly lacking in honest-to-goodness stage magic. The touring version of the 2015 Broadway stage musical adaptation continues at OC's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through April 2, 2017. (more...)

Trevor Nunn's Production Of Terence Rattigan's LOVE IN IDLENESS Transfers to West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

With Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom taking up residence in the West End, Funny Girl on the road as part of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the West End transfer of their current critically acclaimed revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks presents ARCADIA by Tom Stoppard
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

 "It's wanting to know that makes us matter," says one of the characters in Arcadia, Tom Stoppard's luminous comedy of ideas. In this profound, funny, moving, Olivier Award-winning masterpiece, Stoppard explores the great mysteries of science and art, and illuminates the very human desire for making connections - intellectual, romantic, and physical. Arcadia opens at Palm Beach Dramaworks on March 31 and continues through April 30, with specially priced previews on March 29 and 30.   (more...)

Carey Perloff to Depart American Conservatory Theater After 25 Years at the Helm
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

After 25 years at the helm, Carey Perloff, artistic director at American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), announced today that she will be departing the Bay Area's premier nonprofit theater organization following the conclusion of the 2017-18 season. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of BALLAST at Diversionary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Diversionary has announced casting for the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly. This highly poetic play explores 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 LOVE IN IDLENESS at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 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 presents a major new revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Presents ARCADIA by Tom Stoppard
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

 "It's wanting to know that makes us matter," says one of the characters in Arcadia, Tom Stoppard's luminous comedy of ideas. In this profound, funny, moving, Olivier Award-winning masterpiece, Stoppard explores the great mysteries of science and art, and illuminates the very human desire for making connections - intellectual, romantic, and physical. Arcadia opens at Palm Beach Dramaworks on March 31 and continues throughApril 30, with specially priced previews on March 29 and 30.   (more...)

Sydney Theatre Company and Adshel Present Jonathan Biggins' TALK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The relationships that bind modern journalism, the justice system and the political establishment come under acerbic scrutiny in Talk, written and directed by Jonathan Biggins. Sydney Theatre Company's latest new play, exploring how the 24 hour news cycle is spurred on by the influence of social media, is at Sydney Opera House from 23 April to 20 May 2017, followed by seasons in Belrose and Canberra. (more...)

Imelda Staunton-Led WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? to Hit Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Following the enormously successful opening of James Macdonald's new production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway, producers today announced the forthcoming live broadcast of the play to cinemas throughout the UK and beyond as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

Photo Flash: Court Theatre presents THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces casting for the Chicago premiere of The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard, directed by Charles Newell. The Hard Problem runs March 9 - April 9, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2017 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

OUT ON A LIMB: New Plays From America's Finest City at SRT Opens 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Scripps Ranch Theatre, located on the campus of Alliant International University, presents their 6th Annual Out on a Limb - New Plays from America's Finest City. Scripps Ranch Theatre is a leader in the Southern California Arts Community in developing and producing new plays. The pieces are all new, world-premiere plays written by area playwrights, and have a common theme of having something to do with San Diego. This year, the festival will run for two weekends; July 14-16 & July 21-23, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. (more...)

Backstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state. (more...)

National Theatre to Trace LGBT+ Stories with IN VISIBLE INK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

In Visible Ink is the National Theatre's newest exhibition, tracing a timeline of some of the key political, social and cultural events and stories that have impacted the LGBT+ community over the past 25 years. (more...)

Matthew Floyd Jones to Perform RICHARD CARPENTER IS CLOSE TO YOU at Underbelly Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

'Richard Carpenter was my very first musical inspiration growing up. It all started with him. And he's the only person who knows more about being the piano player in a duo with a wonderful female singer than me. It's the part I was born to play!' -Matthew Floyd Jones (more...)

Matthew Floyd Jones to Bring RICHARD CARPENTER IS CLOSE TO YOU to Underbelly
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Richard Carpenter is Close to You, written and performed by Matthew Floyd Jones, is coming to Underbelly (George Square) from 2-27 August 2017 (not August 15) at 5.20pm.  (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for INTIMATE APPAREL at Bay Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the cast of INTIMATE APPAREL is now in rehearsal at Chelsea Studios in NYC. The play is by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony nominee Lynn Nottage and directed by Bay Street Theater Artistic Director Scott Schwartz. Kelly McCreary, currently one of the stars of Grey's Anatomy on ABC, stars as Esther Mills. (more...)

UNCLE VANYA, AS YOU LIKE IT, and More Stack Line Up for Gamm Theatre's 33rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Tony Estrella, artistic director of The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm), is pleased to announce the theater's 2017-2018 Season. The 5-play line-up comprises wide-ranging resonant works that Estrella describes as 'stories of public and private reinvention of discovering new ways forward when the old ones stop making sense.' (more...)


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Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman to Star in LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom landing in the West End, and Funny Girl starting a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces today that Trevor Nunn will direct Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman in Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tom Stoppard, Trevor Nunn & More at TRAVESTIES West End Opening
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Last night was the official opening of the West End transfer of Tom Stoppard's Travesties, which had a hit run at the Menier Chocolate Factory last year. Patrick Marber directs the revival, with a cast that features Tom Hollander, Clare Foster, Freddie Fox, Forbes Masson, Peter McDonald, Amy Morgan, Sarah Quist and Tim Wallers. (more...)

BWW Review: TRAVESTIES, Apollo Theatre
by Alexandra Coghlan - Feb 16, 2017

'What did you do during the war, Dada?' Somewhere underneath the relentless punning and the pastiche, the whistle-stop wit and the whirling theoretical debate, there's a seriousness to Tom Stoppard's 1974 Travesties that feels horribly prescient. The intellectual hijinks are genuinely hilarious, but there's no disguising the weight of the question they restlessly scamper over and clamber round: what can artists do when faced with social crisis? Can their work claim political agency, or are they just schoolboys with a chit to get them off chores, daubing happily away in a corner? (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Amy Morgan Talks TRAVESTIES
by Marianka Swain - Feb 15, 2017

Amy Morgan's credits include Red Velvet and Hay Fever in the West End, The Beaux' Stratagem at the National Theatre, and, on screen, Father Brown and Mr Selfridge. She's currently starring as Gwendolen in Tom Stoppard's Travesties, which has transferred to the Apollo Theatre following a hit run at the Menier Chocolate Factory. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents Tom Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces casting for the Chicago premiere of The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard, directed by Charles Newell. The Hard Problemruns March 9 - April 9, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 14, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 13, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (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...)

Olivier Awards 2017 - Full List Of Nominees and Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

Here's a full list of Olivier Award nominees and winners - updating LIVE (more...)

Further Casting Announced for Trevor Nunn's Production of LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

With Love in Idleness currently running at its home base and soon to follow its production of Travesties at the Apollo Theatre, and with David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom running in the West End, and Funny Girl on a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces a casting update for its production of Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage. (more...)

Open Fist Tackles Ambitious GARY PLAYS Series by Iconic Playwright Murray Mednick
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Fans of seminal playwright and Padua Hills Playwrights Festival founder Murray Mednick are in for a treat: Open Fist Theatre Company presents Mednick's entire 'The Gary Plays' series in one epic production beginning May 4 at Atwater Village Theatre. Longtime Mednick collaborator Guy Zimmerman directs. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 24, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 23, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Full Casting Announced for TERROR at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today is pleased to announce the full casting for the UK premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach's thrilling courtroom drama Terror, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes and designed by Olivier Award-winner Anna Fleischle. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 20, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 19, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: SCOTTSBORO BOYS Sings Truth To Power ~ Director Jeff Whiting And Cast Deliver A Tour De Force
by Herbert Paine - Apr 10, 2017

Phoenix Theatre's production of Kander & Ebb's SCOTTSBORO BOYS, directed by Jeff Whiting, is a tour de force, featuring performances that leave you unsettled, breathless, and inspired. (more...)

National AIDS Memorial Helps Foster the Next Generation of HIV/AIDS Leaders through Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

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National AIDS Memorial Helps Foster the Next Generation of HIV/AIDS Leaders through Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

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