Virginia Rep's BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS to Open Next Week at Hanover Tavern
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Brighton Beach Memoirs on Friday, July 15 at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. (more...)

Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins' NICE FISH Transfers to the West End
by Marianka Swain - Jul 8, 2016

Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins' critically acclaimed new comic play NICE FISH will transfer to the West End this winter, following sold-out seasons at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University in Cambridge and St Ann's Warehouse in New York. Directed by Claire van Kampen, the production runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre 15 November-21 January 2017, with press night on 25 November. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Coming to U.S. Stages, Screens This Year with THE MERCHANT OF VENICE & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

London's critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe, under the artistic direction of Emma Rice, will light up US stages and screens this summer and fall, with a three-city limited engagement of The Merchant of Venice, the return of the popular Globe on Screen cinema series and a special two-night concert collaboration with The Los Angeles Philharmonic at the historic Hollywood Bowl. (more...)

TUG OF WAR, Culinary Complete Works and More Set for September as Part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Chicago will be treated to a wealth of Shakespeare in September 2016, as the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago celebration marking 400 years of the playwright's enduring legacy continues into the fall. (more...)


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Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Presents THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WONDER, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

As part of its popular Summertime Saturday Puppet Shows for family audiences by UConn Puppet Arts students, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present The Wonderful World of Wonder by UConn Puppet Arts MFA student Gavin Cummins and Philadelphia-based artist and musician Gwendolyn Rooker onSaturday, July 16 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., at the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle, Storrs, CT. (more...)

Additional Tickets Now Available for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Berkeley Castle
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Today, Split Second Productions and Berkeley Castle, have announced they are going to release 50 extra tickets for each performance of A Midsummer Nights Dream due to popular demand. The production, which has sold out all but two performances, opens at the castle on the 17th July and runs until the 27th July.  (more...)

Cast Set for PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Benefit for New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The annual Playwrights for a Cause will be Sunday, July 24th at 7:30 pm at the Atlantic Theatre (Linda Gross Theater), 336 West 20th Street, NYC 10011. Founded and curated by Glory Kadigan, Playwrights for a Cause is the annual benefit hosted by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. This year the event will benefit this important group - New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. (more...)

2 By Tennessee Williams: 27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON & KINGDOM OF EARTH at St. Lukes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Executive Producers Roy Nevans and John Lant, in association with Edmund Gaynes, are pleased to present 2 By Tennessee Williams: 27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON andKINGDOM OF EARTH, a limited engagement directed by Marilyn Fried and starringKathryn Luce Garfunkel.  (more...)

VIDEO: Tour The Fascinating Artifacts of The British Library's 'Shakespeare In Ten Acts'
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

The library's gallery show inspires viewers to imagine how audiences reacted to the first stage appearance by a female actor and the first British performance of Othello by a black actor. (more...)

VIDEO: The Viola Project Helps Empower Girls Through Shakespeare
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

A Chicago non-profit lets girls explore the works of William Shakespeare while using his classic texts to propel discussions of contemporary issues facing girls and women. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A CLASS ACT at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A CLASS ACT, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run. Produced by Eric Krebs, performances continue Sunday, September 4. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

IN THE CAR WITH BLOSSOM AND LEN and More Set for Queens Theatre's 28th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Queens Theatre's new season, which will begin in October 2016 and continue through May 2017, will feature Dance, Theatre and Family programming along with many special events. (more...)

London's Hit Thriller, BLOODSHOT Makes US Premiere at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

"Bloodshot" makes its U.S. debut at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) Aug. 10 - Sept. 10 as part of Greenhouse's "Solo Celebration!" series. Starring acclaimed international actor, the multi-talented Simon Slater, written by award winning Chicago playwright Douglas Post and directed byPatrick Sandford, "Bloodshot," is a one-man murder mystery following the character Derek Eveleigh, a photographer in 1957 London. The thriller is co-produced by Ingenious Purpose Ltd.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Pryce & Company Take Bows in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at Lincoln Center Festival
by Walter McBride - Jul 21, 2016

London's critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe, under the artistic direction of Emma Rice, will light up US stages and screens this summer and fall, with a three-city limited engagement of The Merchant of Venice, which will play limited engagements in New York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago in July and August. Two-time Olivier- and Tony Award-winner Jonathan Pryce stars as Shylock. The production is directed by Jonathan Munby. (more...)

Michael Potts to Star in Chautauqua Theater Company's New Play Commission THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Michael Potts, best known for his roles of Brother Mouzone in 'The Wire' and Mafala Hatimbi in The Book of Mormon, has returned to Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) as Raif in CTC's THE PROFANE, a new play commissioned from the celebrated CTC New Play Workshop alum Zayd Dohrn (Sick - 2008, Muckrakers - 2012). (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents, A World Premiere, LONG GONE DADDY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, is proud to present the second production of its 2016 season - the world premiere of LONG GONE DADDY, written and performed by MST's playwright-in-residence Joseph Gallo.  Directed by MST artistic director Chris O'Connor, performances begin July 20 and run through August 7 in the company's new venue, located at 1400 Clinton Street in Hoboken. (more...)

Starz Greenlights Fourth and Final Season of BLACK SAILS
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Starz announced today that the fourth season of the Emmy®-winning Original series BLACK SAILS will bring fans to the heroic conclusion of the Treasure Island prequel. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces Free Live-streaming of WILD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Hampstead Theatre today announces that its acclaimed production of Wild will be streamed worldwide, free, and live on its final night, Saturday 23 July at 7.30pm GMT, in association with The Guardian. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 2 BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Executive Producers Roy Nevans and John Lant, in association with Edmund Gaynes, are pleased to present 2 By Tennessee Williams: 27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON and KINGDOM OF EARTH, a limited engagement directed by Marilyn Fried and starring Kathryn Luce Garfunkel. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

Studio 18 Productions Presents BONNIE & CYLDE in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Presented at 12th Ave Arts this August, Bonnie & Clyde come back to life in this thrilling musical with music by Frank Wildhorn. This classic tale of passion and crime during the Great Depression is set to a rockabilly, blues and gospel score. Bonnie & Clyde's premiere took place in 2009 at the La Jolla Playhouse, followed by a Broadway opening in 2011. After a short but well-received four week run, the production was nominated for three Outer Critics Circle Awards and five Drama Desk Awards, both including Best New Musical, as well as two nominations for the 2012 Tony® Awards. Performed by an incredibly talented cast of local Seattle actors, this show is a wild ride you won't want to miss. (more...)

Playwright Zayd Dohrn Returns to Chautauqua Theater Company with THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) and the Chautauqua Writers' Center have proudly partnered on their third new play commission, coming July 22 to the Bratton Theater stage.  This year's commission, The Profane, is written by the celebrated CTC New Play Workshop alum Zayd Dohrn (Sick - 2008, Muckrakers - 2012).  Directed by CTC Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and playing July 22 - 31 at the Chautauqua Institution. Tickets are $35 and are currently on sale. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Megan McGinnis and More in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines returns to the show as director of the Globe production. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY will play now through August 14, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Synetic Theater Brings Back a TWELFTH NIGHT to Remember
by Barbara Johnson - Jul 18, 2016

Originally earning 11 Helen Hayes nominations and audience acclaim in 2014, Synetic Theater's silent 1920s-style take on Twelfth Night is re-staged this season - which is not a moment too soon. In a winning blend of quirky vintage comedy and surprising emotional depth, this production manages to reinvent Shakespeare in a way that's so energetic, it could never be called tired. (more...)

South Brooklyn Shakespeare to Present TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Now in its fourth year presenting free Shakespeare in the streets of Park Slope, South Brooklyn Shakespeare (SBS) has announced its 2016 season: Four FREE performances of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, or What You Will in Park Slope, kicking off with opening night serving as the main event of Park Slope Fifth Avenue's Summer Strolls performed on Fifth Avenue at 18th Street (7/23) plus three performances outside The Old Stone House (8/4, 5 & 6). (more...)

Phill Jupitus To Star In A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM At Theatre Royal Bath
by Edward Baker - Jul 18, 2016

The Theatre Royal Bath is delighted to announce the cast for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, the final production in the theatre's highly acclaimed summer season featuring Phill Jupitus in his first ever Shakespeare role, and directed by Laurence Boswell. You are invited to attend the press night on Wednesday 10th August. (more...)

Three Day Hangover to Build Community with THE EMPOWER HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

?THREE DAY HANGOVER - the acclaimed interactive theater company - will present EmPOWER HOUR! on July 25, 2016 at 7:30 PM at Carragher's Pub & Restaurant (228 W. 39th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues.) (more...)

Photo FLASH: Cast of RUTHLESS! Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash, RUTHLESS! The Musical, marked its one-year anniversary on July 13th and the cast celebrated into the wee hours at Becco. RUTHLESS! opened July 13, 2015 to unanimous rave reviews led by Rex Reed who called the show, 'Malicious & Delicious...A Total Joy!' Just some of the celebrities who have been spotted in the audience so far include Ron Howard, Regis & Joy Philbin, Bernadette Peters, Lynn Cohen, Chelsie Hightower, Mario Cantone, Dmitry Chaplin, Laura Bell Bundy, Barbara Eden, Jan Maxwell, Legacy, Larry Thomas (The Soup Nazi), Jackie Hoffman, Sierra Boggess, and Dame Gillian Lynne. The original cast recording, produced by Robert Sher, is set for release later this summer. (more...)

AUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its upcoming 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company and WAM Theatre Partner for Free Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Chester Theatre Company and WAM Theatre are pleased to announce they will be partnering for a free reading of Lauren Gunderson's smart, sly play The Revolutionists, directed by WAM Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven. The reading will take place Thursday, July 28 at 2 p.m. in the intimate setting of Chester's Historic Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA. There will be a talkback following the reading.  (more...)

Cheek by Jowl Announces International Tour of THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

As the company's production of Measure for Measure prepares for performances in Denmark and Edinburgh, Artistic Directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod announce their production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. (more...)

TWELFTH NIGHT in Cedar Brook Park this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

This weekend, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to bring the second performance in the free Shakespeare in the Park tour ofTwelfth Night to the Shakespeare Garden at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Megan McGinnis and More in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association withChicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines returns to the show as director of the Globe production. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY will play now through August 14, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 16, 2016
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

THE GATHERING to Open at Berkeley's Live Oak Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The West Coast revival of the critically acclaimed Broadway play THE GATHERING by playwright Arje Shaw, directed by Joy Carlin, opens on Saturday July 23 at 8pm at the Live Oak Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

Northern Stage to present SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

School of Rock, the currently running Broadway hit, will be performed by the Northern Stage Summer Musical Theater Intensive Company and Tuck's Rock Dojo students live on stage at the brand new Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, July 29-31. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. Tickets are $15 for students and $25 for adults. This production is recommended for ages 8 and up. (more...)

Elements Theatre to Crown Summer 2016 with Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Crowning its year-long tribute to Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, Elements Theatre Company presents King Lear under the direction of Danielle Dwyer, CJ. In the striking outdoor setting of the Atrium of the Church of the Transfiguration, the members of Elements Theatre Company bring all of their passionate dedication and expertise to the Bard's riveting portrayal of a kingdom and families torn apart. Press night is Opening night, August 12, 7:00pm guest lecture Dr. Kathryn Moncrief, followed by outdoor performance 8:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, Opening Tonight at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre celebrates the opening of Brighton Beach Memoirs tonight, July 15, at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. The show runs through Sunday, August 28. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

RUTHLESS! Celebrates One-Year Anniversary Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash, Ruthless! The Musical, marked its one-year anniversary today (Wednesday). RUTHLESS! opened July 13, 2015. The company celebrated the big occasion in the best way possible - with the day off! (more...)

Photo Flash: ALL SHOOK UP Celebrates Sold-Out Opening Night Gala at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Subscribers, donors, supporters and celebrities attended the standing room only Opening Night Gala of the Laguna Playhouse's first show of its 2016-2017 Season, ALL SHOOK UP. This perfect family summertime, fun-time musical features a book by Joe DiPietro, musical direction by Jeff Biering, choreography by Paula Hammons Sloan and is directed by Steve Steiner. ALL SHOOK UP presents the fabulous music of Elvis Presley, along a story inspired by William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Scroll down for photos from the opening festivities! (more...)

PCPA Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

In what Artistic Director Mark Booher calls "A Season of Massive Humanity," PCPA's 53rd season begins with the family favorite Disney's Beauty and the Beast playing from November 3 - December 23 in the Marian Theatre. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company to Present TWELFTH NIGHT as Part of Fearless Shakespeare Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents the gender-bending romantic comedy Twelfth Night, or What You Will, performed by the students of the Education Department's Fearless Shakespeare Intensive, adapted and directed by Rubicon's first company member and critically acclaimed actor Joseph Fuqua. This hilarious tale of role reversal, unrequited love and mistaken identity receives a darkly romantic, goth-inspired reimagining by Fuqua and Dramaturg Dr. Jonathan Drahos. Twelfth Night or What You Will plays for only four performances when it opens on July 29. (more...)

Shakespeare to Make Little Theatre of Manchester Debut in TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Magic, mayhem, and mistaken identities come to Manchester this August when Little Theatre of Manchester presents its first Shakespeare play, the irresistible romantic comedy Twelfth Night! (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Launches Cabaret Series with LEADING LADIES OF CHICAGO THEATRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre premieres The Cabaret Room at Drury Lane with Leading Ladies of Chicago Theatre, a two-night event that gives audiences exclusive access to some of Chicago's top talent in an intimate setting. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

Cast Complete for Andrew Bovell's THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE UK Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

After a hugely successful and critically acclaimed world premiere season in Adelaide, Andrew Bovell's Things I Know To Be True will have its UK premiere in September this year, for which the full cast has been announced. (more...)

12TH NIGHTED Set for 2016 Fresh Fruit Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

12th NIGHTed, part of the ALL OUT ARTS Fresh Fruit Festival, will premiere at The Wild Project, 195 E. 3rd St (near Ave. B and Houston St.; F train to 2nd Ave/1st Ave. & 14A bus to 3rd St & Ave A) on Monday, July 11th @ 8:00pm, Wednesday, July 13 @ 9pm, and Sunday, July 17 @ 2pm. Tickets: $18. https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/527 (more...)

MRS. SCHRODINGER'S CAT to Open at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Mrs. Schrodinger's Cat, a new comedy written and directed by Tasha Nicole Partee, will be presented as part of the 20thAnnual New York International Fringe Festival starting Sunday August 14 at Teatro SEA at The Clemente. The cast includes Eileen Howard (Nunsense), Danielle Patsakos (The House of Bernarda Alba, N.Y.I.T nomination), Emily Gordon Fire (Twelfth Night), JC Sullivan (Sordid Lives), Madigan Mayberry (Little Shop of Horrors), Amelia Huckel-Bauer(Pychopathia Sexualis) and Emily Moody (Dog Sees God). (more...)

12th NIGHTed to Kick Off All Out Arts Fresh Fruit Festival on Monday, July 11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2016

12th NIGHTed, part of the ALL OUT ARTS Fresh Fruit Festival, will premiere at The Wild Project, 195 E. 3rd St (near Ave. B and Houston St.; F train to 2nd Ave/1st Ave. & 14A bus to 3rd St & Ave A) on Monday, July 11th @ 8:00pm, Wednesday, July 13 @ 9pm, and Sunday, July 17 @ 2pm. Tickets: $18. https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/527 (more...)

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