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...)

American Repertory Theater Presents the New England Premiere of FINGERSMITH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University begins performances of FINGERSMITH by Alexa Junge, based on the novel by Sarah Waters, directed by Bill Rauch. Performances begin on Sunday, December 4, 2016 and run through Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge. (more...)

Cast Announced for Hilary Bettis's ALLIGATOR at A.R.T./New York Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

New Georges will kick off their 25th anniversary season in collaboration with The Sol Project to present the World Premiere of ALLIGATOR, written by Hilary Bettis (The Americans on FX) and directed by Elena Araoz (Dipika Guha's Mechanics of Love with To-By-For Productions; Hook & Eye's She-She in the Ice Factory Festival). (more...)

Burning Coal Theatre Company Presents David Edgar's WRITTEN ON THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present David Edgar's Written on the Heart, a drama about the creation of the King James Bible. The play will run December 1-3, 8-10 and 15-17, 2016 at 7:30 pm and December 4, 11 and 18th at 2 pmat Burning Coal's Murphey School Auditorium, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604.  (more...)

Emma Rice and Michael Morpurgo's '946' to Make American Premiere at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Berkeley Rep today announced the American premiere of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips adapted by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse) and Emma Rice, with Rice also directing. (more...)

Gene Weygandt Will Star in UNCLE PHILIP'S COAT at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Greenhouse Theater Center will continue its popular Solo Celebration! series with the Chicago premiere of UNCLE PHILIP'S COAT, Matty Selman's hilarious and heartbreaking show about a Jewish man's search for his place in his family's history, starring veteran Broadway and Chicago actor and three-time Jeff Award-winner Gene Weygandt. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Set for THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, running November 12 - November 20 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, directed by Richard Seer, Director of Professional Training for the M.F.A. program, as part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Patrick Page to Star as 'Scrooge' in Pittsburgh CLO's A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for the 25thAnniversary production of A Musical Christmas Carol, this December at the Byham Theater. (more...)

THE WHO'S TOMMY and More Slated for New Wolsey Theatre's Spring 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

This Spring, the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich will produce the second Ramps on the Moon touring production, The Who's Tommy, which will tour to Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds, Sheffield and London. Ipswich will see the show first from Thu 30 March to Sat 15 April. (more...)

Annapolis Shakespeare Company to Present Opening Ceremony in the Key Auditorium at St. John's College
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

St. John's College, along with its programming partner Annapolis Shakespeare Company, is the host site for the state of Maryland for "First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare," a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world's most treasured books. (more...)

VIDEO: John Lithgow Recalls Moment He Knew He Wanted to Be an Actor
by TV News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

On today's LIVE WITH KELLY, John Lithgow talks about the Broadway scene in the 1970s and 80s and shares the moment he knew he wanted to become an actor. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Emma Rice's 'Summer of Love'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce Emma Rice's 2017 summer season, the Summer of Love, marking the 50th anniversary of the summer of 1967. (more...)

Artistic Director Emma Rice To Leave The Globe
by Marianka Swain - Oct 25, 2016

The Globe has announced that Emma Rice will be stepping down as Artistic Director in April 2018, two years after her tenure began. In a statement, CEO Neil Constable said: 'Emma's mould-breaking work has brought our theatre new and diverse audiences, won huge creative and critical acclaim, and achieved exceptionally strong box office returns. In breaking the mould, this latest season has generated productive debate concerning the purpose and theatrical practice of the Globe, in relation to the use of sound and lighting technology within our theatre spaces. Following much deliberation and discussion, the Globe Board has concluded that from April 2018, the theatre programming should be structured around 'shared light' productions without designed sound and light rigging, which characterised a large body of The Globe's work prior to Emma's appointment.  (more...)

Naked Shakespeare Presents 'Truth Tellers'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Naked Shakespeare, Acorn Productions' performance series dedicated to presenting the works of the Bard in accessible ways for contemporary audiences, presents the second of six First Friday performances next month with two performances of Truth Tellers. (more...)

BWW Feature: 2016-17 SEASON at Kentucky Shakespeare
by Keith Waits - Oct 25, 2016

We used to look forward to the summer because it brought Kentucky Shakespeare to the C. Douglas Ramey stage in Central Park, but Producing Artistic Director Matt Wallace has expanded the life of the company to all four seasons. The formal announcement of the 2016-2017 season emphasizes this by actually coming close to the end of the run of its 'first' production. (more...)

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Announces Powerful 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Artistic Director Davis McCallum and Managing Director Kate Liberman of Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF) have announced an innovative slate of productions - including two new plays - for the Festival's 2017 summer season, running in repertory June 8 through September 4. (more...)

Rodney Ackland's AFTER OCTOBER Rediscovered at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The first Central London production in eighty years of Rodney Ackland's After October opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited four and a half week season on Tuesday, 22 November 2016. (more...)

Bedlam's SENSE & SENSIBILITY Enters Final Month at the Gym at Judson
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

BEDLAM must close its critically acclaimed limited engagement of SENSE & SENSIBILITY on Sunday, November 20 at the Gym at Judson (243 Thompson Street). SENSE & SENSIBILITY opened on January 24, 2016 and has extended twice. At the time of closing, the show will have played 15 preview performances and 262 regular performances. (more...)

Scarlett Strallen, Alastair Brookshaw & More Will Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Scarlett Strallen (Amalia Balash) will be joined by Alastair Brookshaw (Ladislav Sipos), Les Dennis (Mr Maraczek), Callum Howells (Arpad Laszlo), Katherine Kingsley(Ilona Ritter), Dominic Tighe (Steven Kodaly) and Mark Umbers (Georg Nowack), with Rachel Bingham, Peter Dukes, Luke Fetherston, Olivia Fines, Aimee Hodnett, Sarah-Marie Maxwell and Vincent Pirillo for the company's major revival of She Loves Me this Christmas. The production reunites Strallen with director Matthew White, following their previous collaboration at the Menier on Candide. The production opens on 7 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 5 March 2017. Full casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Get nostalgic, get your Docs! Put on your waffle shirt, best don't care limp hair, flannel, and (for some of us), return to that hot high school angst! Whatever the age, revel in a night of sexy dirty Grungery. The Love Show, Tragedy, and friends salute the sound that put Seattle on the r'n'r map with an evening of dance, burlesque, circus, music, and more! (more...)

Gate Theatre Announes Cast for I CALL MY BROTHERS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Artistic Director of Gate Theatre Christopher Haydon today announces the full cast for Jonas Hassen Khemiri's I Call My Brothers, the final production in its Too Close To Home season. Tinuke Craig, former Associate Director at the Gate, returns to direct Nadia Albina,Lanna Joffrey, Jonas Khan and Richard Sumitro in the production which opens on 14 November, with previews from 10 November, running until 3 December. (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...)

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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