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BURIED CHILD Announces Final Casting, Including Charlotte Hope of GAME OF THRONES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Charlotte Hope (Myranda in Game of Thrones, Allied, A United Kingdom), Jack Fortune (King Lear, Route Irish, Sparkling Cyanide), Barnaby Kay (A Streetcar Named Desire, The Real Thing, Wuthering Heights) and Gary Shelford (Twelfth Night, Angry Young Man) join the previously announced multi award-winning, international star Ed Harris (forthcoming HBO series from J.J. Abrams & Jonathan Nolan; Westworld, Pollock, The Hours and The Truman Show), Golden Globe winner Amy Madigan (Twice in a Lifetime, Roe vs. Wade), and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, The Railway Man, Now is Good) to complete the cast in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer & Obie prize winning play, Buried Child, following a critically acclaimed New York run earlier this year. (more...)

Woman Takes on Heavenly Role for the First Time in AN ACT OF GOD, Starring Paige Davis & Marsha Mason in AZ
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

God isn't happy and She (that's right....She) is coming to Arizona to set the record straight in no uncertain terms about Her thinking and Her works in Emmy-winner David Javerbaum's irreverent, sinfully funny new comedy, An Act of God. (more...)

ADDAMS FAMILY & MARY POPPINS Top List of Most Performed High School Shows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Addams Family topped the list for the most-produced high school musical for the second consecutive year, and Mary Poppins made its list debut at second place, in an annual survey conducted by the Educational Theatre Association's flagship Dramatics magazine. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016


The Finborough Rediscovers Howard Brenton Classic, MAGNIFICENCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

"I loathe us, I loathe our stupid puerile view of the World … That WE have only to do it, that WE have only to go puff, and the monster buildings will go splat…" The first professional London production in over 40 years of Magnificence, the seminal 1973 play by revered British dramatist Howard Brenton, runs at the Finborough Theatre for a strictly limited four week season from Tuesday, 25 October 2016 (Press Nights: Thursday, 27 October and Friday, 28 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Welcome to Falsettoland! Meet the Full Company of FALSETTOS, Beginning Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Sep 29, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater's new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos begins previews tonight, September 29, and runs for 14 weeks only at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). Opening night will be Thursday, October 27. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch the full company in rehearsal! (more...)

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory Presents THE SHOEMAKER'S HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory is thrilled to present the Baltimore area premiere of Thomas Dekker's hilarious London city comedy, The Shoemaker's Holiday.  The story is based on the real-life Simon Eyre, a commoner who became the Lord Mayor of London. (more...)

West Yorkshire Playhouse Hosts Next Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer, Harry Blake
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Mercury Musical Developments and Musical Theatre Network are delighted to announce that Harry Blake will be The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at West Yorkshire Playhouse, commencing October 2016. (more...)

Full Cast for RANCHO VIEJO Announced - Mark Blum, Bill Buell and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced complete casting for RANCHO VIEJO, the world premiere of a new play by Dan LeFranc (The Big Meal at Playwrights, Sixty Miles to Silver Lake, In the Labyrinth) and directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Placebo, This at Playwrights; Fool For Love; Bad Jews; 4000 Miles; [sic]).  Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, RANCHO VIEJO will be the third production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season.    (more...)

BWW Preview: VIRGINIA SAMFORD THEATRE Carries On Long Tradition
by Marietta Lunceford - Oct 7, 2016

One of the oldest community theatres in the area is the Virginia Samford Theatre. When I was a child and first discovering my love of theatre, James Hatcher was the director of what had been called The Little Theatre and eventually became Town and Gown Theatre. Transformed time and time again, but always housed in the same building, VST has maintained the standard of excellence set by "Hatch" all of those years ago. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents DRACULA: THE JOURNAL OF JONATHAN HARKER, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, is proud to present the fourth production of its 2016 season, Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker, a play by Jim Helsinger, from the novel Dracula, by Bram Stoker.  (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces Casting for WILD HONEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents Michael Frayn's Wild Honey, directed by Hampstead's Associate Artist Howard Davies. Geoffrey Streatfeild will make his Hampstead Theatre debut in the role of Platonov. (more...)

Love, Lust & Literature to Collide in SEX WITH STRANGERS at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The digital revolution has changed the way that people work, create, and even the way they find love. Laura Eason's smart two-person comedy Sex With Strangers explores the internet's impact on writers Ethan and Olivia, and its effect on them both professionally and personally. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DR. SEWARD'S DRACULA at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Come experience the legend of Dracula anew, as First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the Chicago premiere of DR. SEWARD'S DRACULA, opening Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and running through November 6, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Anthropologists to Present NO MAN'S LAND at TheaterLab
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The Anthropologists (Malini Singh McDonald, Producer) are pleased to present the World Premiere of their newest devised piece, NO MAN'S LAND, directed by Melissa Moschitto (Give Us Bread at Milagro Theatre/CSV; Mahalla with Jewish Plays Project at the 2013 Berkshire Fringe) at TheaterLab(357 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues) November 17-December 11, with performances Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 5pm (no performances on November 24 & 25). Tickets ($15; $12 students & seniors; $20 at the door) are available online at or by calling 866-811-4111. The show will run approximately 80 minutes, with no intermission.   (more...)

Nance Williamson, Zachary Prince and More to Lead Pioneer Theater Company's THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, October 21 - November 5, 2016. (more...)

Greenway Arts Alliance Presents George Orwell's 1984
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

"War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery and Ignorance is Strength."  Greenway Arts Alliance Presents: George Orwell's 1984, directed by Kate Jopson as the first production of their novel to stage program Greenway Reads. 300 Fairfax High School students are reading the novel and will attend matinee's of the theatrical production. The adaptation by Alan Lyddiard creates an interactive and engaging experience for audience members. Jopson said, "We're trying to create an immersive experience. The elements of the play and its themes are all around us in the real world. We try to emphasize that and as soon as you arrive at the theater there's not anywhere you're not in the set of 1984, even in the lobby and bathrooms."   (more...)

Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso Star in World Premiere of THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

UW/Madison's Union Theatre and Shannon Hall presents the world premiere of Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso starring in 'The Pleasure of His Company: Our 40 Year Love Affair with William Shakespeare,' an evening of personal recollections, dramatic scenes and stories of Shakespeare's influence on Kim and Occhiogrosso's lives and careers for more than four decades, at 7:00 PM on October 21 at UW/Madison's Union Theatre / Shannon Hall. The 2-character performance piece, conceived and written by Kim and Occhiogrosso for this occasion, combines performance of signature Shakespearean dramatic scenes with performance pieces which celebrate Shakespeare's contribution to world literature. (more...)

EV Crowe's THE SEWING GROUP Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

A woman arrives in a rural village in pre-industrial England. Her desire is to sew and learn from their simple way of life. But the group soon begins to suspect she is not who they thought she was. 'There's no point in just making quilts. They have to serve the village. They have to DO something.' (more...)

Lyra Theater to Stage Election-Year Satire THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Lyra Theater presents the U.S. Premiere of Jennifer Wise's translation of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui in 1941 by German playwright Bertolt Brecht. (more...)

Victory Gardens Extends HAND TO GOD Again Through October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the second extension of its critically-acclaimed production of Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin due to overwhelming ticket demand. Hand To God now runs through October 30, 2016, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Bilingual, All-Female Cast Shakespeare Tackles Bullying in Schools
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is taking its all-female, bilingual tour of The Taming of the Shrew to Colorado schools. The Taming of the Shrew is the latest title in CSF's Shakespeare & Violence Prevention series, which combines live performance and classroom workshops - using the latest bullying and violence prevention research - to empower students to become 'upstanders' vs. 'bystanders' when they see bullying happen around them. (more...)

BEDLAM Wins 2016 National Theatre Company Grant from American Theatre Wing
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

BEDLAM is pleased to announce that the American Theatre Wing, best known as the creator of the Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards, is awarding the Company with one of the 2016 National Theatre Company grants. (more...)

BWW Review: Energizing TWELFTH NIGHT at Great Lakes Theater
by Roy Berko - Oct 4, 2016


Stage Adaptation of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels Headlines New Rose Theatre, Kingston's Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

With John Malkovich's acclaimed production of Good Canary entering its final week, Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its new season for 2017.  Headlining the season is the world premiere of My Brilliant Friend, a two-part adaptation of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan quartet of novels which have become a global literary sensation.  The true identity of the author is a mystery, with Elena Ferrante a pseudonym used by the writer, but speculation over the weekend suggested that the author had been unmasked.   (more...)

Photo Flash: BWW Looks at Great Lakes Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will commence its 2016-17 season at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square with a Fall Repertory that features the Tony Award-winning musical classic, My Fair Lady and Shakespeare's enchanting romantic comedy, Twelfth Night. The productions will be performed in rotating repertory September 23 - October 30, 2016. Victoria Bussert will direct My Fair Lady. Drew Barr will direct Twelfth Night. My Fair Lady (Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner / Music by Frederick Loewe / Adapted from George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion) is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HOTEL CERISE Rehearses
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

As the leader of the free world ends his eight years in office, a black middle class family risk losing their beloved hotel and cherry orchard, where Martin Luther King once rested and Miles Davis played. (more...)

Frontier Productions Announce SPRING and THE LAST DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Frontier Theatre Productions today announce their second production, a world premiere double bill of Susan Hill's Spring and Mitch Hooper's The Last Dance opening at The Theatre Room on 18 October. Harry Burton directs Sally Faulkner, who will be starring in both productions, as The Older Woman in Spring, where she is joined by Portia Van De Bramm who is playing The Girl, and as Suzanne in The Last Dance where she will be joined by David Mallinson who will be playing Peter. (more...)

The Arc Theatre to Stage STEEL MAGNOLIAS This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Arc Theatre will present Robert Harling's popular American classic STEEL MAGNOLIAS, directed by Artistic Director Mark Boergers*, playing January 19 - February 21, 2017 at the Red Curtain Theater at First Congregational Church, 1445 Hinman Ave. in Evanston. (more...)

Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts Presents ALL SHOOK UP at Seacoast Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Seacoast Repertory Theatre's Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts is getting ready to kick off their Youth Mainstage offering, All Shook Up, which premiers on Friday, November 4th at 8pm. (more...)

Take CARRIE to the Prom in this Theatrical, Immersive Movie Screening with Little Cinema
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

If you've got a taste for terror… take Carrie to the prom. An immersive screening of the classic 1976 film CARRIE, co-produced with Brooklyn-based The Love Show, is set for the Little Cinema at House of Yes on Tuesday, October 25th, and Wednesday, October 26th.  (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Print Room at The Coronet's THE TEMPEST Starring Kevin McMonagle and Charlotte Brimble
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The full cast for Print Room at the Coronet's The Tempest is today announced. Directed by Simon Usher, who garnered critical acclaim for his Hamlet at Belgrade Coventry and his Timon of Athens, Pericles and The Winter's Tale at Leicester Haymarket, this is the first staging of Shakespeare by the Notting Hill Gate venue. Design is by Lee Newby.  (more...)

THIRTEEN to Air Award-Winning London Production of GYPSY, Starring Imelda Staunton, 11/11
by TV News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Jonathan Kent's award-winning production of the classic musical GYPSY - a record-breaking sellout during its acclaimed London run - comes toTHIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, November 11 at 9 p.m. on PBS on the PBS Arts Fall Festival. (more...)

Cherry Jones to Make West End Debut in John Tiffany's THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Michael Esper, Brian J. Smith, and Kate O'Flynn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

John Tiffany returns to the West End for the first time since the international critical hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, to bring his acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie to the Duke of York's Theatre for a limited season. (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway to Return in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)

Photo Flash: TWELFTH NIGHT at Great Lakes Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2016

An enchanting romantic comedy, Shakespeare Twelfth Night completes GLT's Fall Repertory pairing. Hope seems lost when a violent shipwreck separates young Viola from her boat and twin brother. However, tragedy quickly turns romantic when she washes ashore in Illyria - an exotic island that is about to be turned topsy-turvy by love. To survive in her strange new world, she disguises herself as a boy messenger and enters the employ of an island inhabitant. Misplaced affections and misunderstood intentions result when she unexpectedly becomes an object of desire to the woman her employer sent her to woo! Time may correct the course of the isle's myriad misguided lovers, but not before the Bard bewitches all in his enchanting comedy. (more...)

BWW Review: Can't Help Falling for ALL SHOOK UP
by Trevor Durham - Oct 19, 2016

Director Tom Ossowski gives a loving tribute to rock and roll. (more...)

Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF) has announced its 2017 summer offerings, two beloved comedies and a kick-off celebration. The season begins with ShakeScenes, the Festival's annual Shakespeare mash-up featuring actors of all ages. Next, the Festival's touring company will bring Twelfth Night to parks and gardens throughout the region. Finally, the professional company will present Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare's touching comedy starring word warriors, Beatrice and Benedick. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SPRING and THE LAST DANCE at Frontier Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Linked by ocean sounds and the figure of a silent female listener, Spring, and The Last Dance, are a potent, poetic pairing. The girl in Susan Hill's Spring considers the life she has already lived, and the life that lies ahead of her. What might she have to look forward to? But although the sea air on a clifftop in Spring gives the feeling of hope, she's far from carefree. (more...)

Richard Kind, Alex Brightman and More Slated for ASSISTED LOVING Reading at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

ASSISTED LOVING: A SPECIAL READING BASED ON THE MEMOIR BY BOB MORRIS is among the theater events coming up this November and December at 92Y.  Featuring Richard Kind, Alex Brightman, Alix Korey and Quinn Mattfield, the reading will be directed by Gordon Greenberg and will be held on Monday, November 7 at 8 pm (free - registration required). (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends Again at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Public Theater has announced a final extension today for the first major New York revival of PLENTY, written by David Hare. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show began performances on Tuesday, November 4 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 20. It will now run through Thursday, December 1, with an official press opening Sunday, October 23. (more...)

Arlene Phillips to Make Pantomime Debut in DICK WHITTINGTON at Wimbledon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

First Family Entertainment are delighted to announce that renowned choreographer Arlene Phillips will be making her pantomime debut as Fairy Bowbells in New Wimbledon Theatre's Christmas Pantomime, Dick Whittington, from Friday 9 December 2016 to Sunday 15 January 2017, with a press night on Tuesday 13 December. (more...)

Charlotte Ritchie to Star in RICKY WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT at New Diorama Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Once upon a… etc. there was a nice lad called Ricky Whittington, who lived somewhere that isn't London. Frustrated by the lack of social and economic opportunities in not-London, he put all his possessions into a handkerchief-tied-to-a-stick and set off to is-London with his (talking - get on board) Cat, who was a li'l prick. (more...)

Cast Complete for Broadway-Bound AMELIE, Starring Phillipa Soo, in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Casting has been set for Center Theatre Group's production of "Amelie, A New Musical" at the Ahmanson Theatre which begins previews December 4, 2016, opens December 16 and continues through January 15, 2017. (more...)

Nuffield Theatre Announces Cast for FANTASTIC MR. FOX
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Director of Nuffield Theatre Sam Hodges today announces the full cast for its brand new adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic Fantastic Mr Fox, a co-production with Curve, in association with Lyric Hammersmith.  Greg Barnett plays Mr Fox, with Richard Atwill (Rat/Bean), Raphael Bushay (Badger/Boggis), Jade Croot (Kit), Sandy Foster(Rabbit), Lillie Flynn (Mrs Fox), Gruffudd Glyn (Mole/Bunce), Kelly Jackson (Mouse), and Edward Hole and Tanya Shields completing the ensemble, alongside actor-musicians, Patrick Burbridge, Anna Fordham and Richie Hart.   (more...)

The Human Race Theatre Company Presents HAIL MARY This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The laughs are divine as The Human Race Theatre Company presents Hail Mary!, its third production by comedic playwright Tom Dudzick. Plucky novice Mary is causing trouble again, teaching her own unorthodox views on God to the third graders at Saint Aloysius Catholic Elementary School, where she's hardly a favorite with her conservative Mother Superior. Mary's aspirations of becoming a nun are in further jeopardy when her childhood sweetheart reappears and declares his love. Will she give up a life of Sisterhood for the man of her dreams? Or will she choose another path and listen to an eccentric priest who proclaims her to be the world's next savior in this delightful comedy that puts the 'fun' in fundamentalism. The preview performance of Hail Mary! is Thursday, November 3. Opening night is Friday, November 4. (more...)

New York Deaf Theatre to Launch 37th Season with TITUS Shakespeare Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

New York Deaf Theatre (NYDT) begins its 37th season this month with TITUS. (more...)

Tony & Oscar Winner Mark Rylance Signs On for WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS
by Movies News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Mark Rylance and Ciro Guerra have signed on to the big screen adaptation of J.M. Coetzee's award winning book WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS (more...)

Rufus Norris Announces New Work for the National Theatre in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

New work by Inua Ellams, Ya?l Farber, DC Moore, Lindsey Ferrentino and Nina Raine is announced today by Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre. Four world premieres and two European premieres are further announced as forthcoming productions for the National Theatre in 2017.   (more...)

Photo Flash: First Folio Theatre Presents DR. SEWARD'S DRACULA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Come experience the legend of Dracula anew, as First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the Chicago premiere of DR. SEWARD'S DRACULA, opening Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and running through November 6, 2016, with previews October 5-7. This sinful and spooky adaptation by Joseph Zettelmaier is directed by Jeff Award nominee Alison C. Vesely and produced by David Rice, author of The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe and composer, adaptor, and lyricist of Shakespeare's Cymbeline: A Folk Tale with Music. (more...)

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