WICKED's Arielle Jacobs Takes Over BroadwayWorld's Twitter TodayWICKED's Arielle Jacobs Takes Over BroadwayWorld's Twitter Today
by Sally Henry - Jan 9, 2016

BroadwayWorld's Twitter is getting a little greener today. (more...)

Jungle Theater to Present Shakespeare's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONAJungle Theater to Present Shakespeare's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

 To kick off her first season as the Jungle Theater's Artistic Director, Sarah Rasmussen will direct THE Two Gentlemen of Verona, one of William Shakespeare's first plays. With twists that echo in his later work, this lavish production honors and mirrors Elizabethan tradition with an all-female cast. The new version also offers a modern take on Shakespeare's own Globe Theatre, bringing 24 seats on stage to create a dynamic connection between actors and audience. The Two Gentlemen of Verona opens February 12 and runs through March 27 at the Lyn-Lake neighborhood theater, 2951 Lyndale Ave. So. in Minneapolis.  (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announces Full Casts for WAITING FOR GODOT and World Premiere of THE NAPSheffield Theatres Announces Full Casts for WAITING FOR GODOT and World Premiere of THE NAP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

With the critically acclaimed Show Boat currently running in the Crucible, and Partus and A Raisin in the Sun in rehearsals, Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Daniel Evans announces the full casts for the forthcoming productions of Waiting For Godot and the world premiere of Richard Bean's comedy thriller The Nap, both at the Crucible this spring. (more...)

Emma Rice's Inaugural Season at Shakespeare's Globe will Include IMOGEN, MACBETH & MoreEmma Rice's Inaugural Season at Shakespeare's Globe will Include IMOGEN, MACBETH & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Shakespeare's Globe's new artistic director Emma Rice has just announced the line-up for the historic theatre's new season. Called the 'Wonder Season,' all of the productions will include elements of folklore and magic. Watch below to find out more about the season, which is set to include: Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream and many more. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Stage EXIT STRATEGYPhiladelphia Theatre Company to Stage EXIT STRATEGY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Philadelphia Theatre Company will present the gripping and timely play Exit Strategy by "Chicagoan of the Year" Ike Holter January 29-February 28.  Directed by Kip Fagan, the production features an ensemble cast with Michael Cullen, Aime Donna Kelly, Rey Lucas, Deidre Madigan, Christina Nieves, Brandon Pierce, and Ray Spahn. Exit Strategy is the first of several new American plays and presentations at PTC in 2016 which also includes an evening of excerpts from Anna Deavere Smith's new work, Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, the Philadelphia premiere of Sex With Strangers by Laura Eason, and the East Coast premiere of Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath. (more...)

Alex Macqueen, Claudie Blakley & More Join Cast of Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE PAINKILLERAlex Macqueen, Claudie Blakley & More Join Cast of Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE PAINKILLER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

It is announced today that Claudie Blakley, Marcus Fraser, Mark Hadfield and Alex Macqueen will join previously confirmed cast members Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's new comedy The Painkiller. The fifth production in the Plays at the Garrick season will play from 5 March until 30 April with press night on 17 March. (more...)

Cleveland Play House Celebrates 20th Anniversary with THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, 2/10-2/20Cleveland Play House Celebrates 20th Anniversary with THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, 2/10-2/20
by Louisa Brady - Jan 28, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House (CWRU/CPH) MFA Acting Program will open its 20th Anniversary season with Shakespeare's delightful comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona in the Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre (The Helen) for 10 performances, February 10-20, 2016. (more...)

Norm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and MoreNorm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Norm Lewis, the Tony Award-nominated Broadway star of The Phantom of the Opera, Porgy & Bess and more, has been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

Eric Tucker to Direct NYC Premiere of DEAD DOG PARK at 59E59 TheatersEric Tucker to Direct NYC Premiere of DEAD DOG PARK at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

59E59 Theaters will welcome the NYC premiere of DEAD DOG PARK, written by Barry Malawer and directed by Eric Tucker. Produced by Boz and the Bard Productions, Inc. & Bedlam, DEAD DOG PARK begins performances on Thursday, February 11 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6.  Press opening is Sunday, February 28 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 & 7:15 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...)

Shakespeare & Company Sets 2016 SeasonShakespeare & Company Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Shakespeare & Company has announced its lineup for the 2016 summer season, which includes three Shakespeare plays: The Merchant of Venice, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Twelfth Night, plus the Regional Premieres of Or, by Liz Duffy Adams, and Lauren Gunderson's The Taming. Additional titles include Ugly Lies the Bone by Lindsey Ferrentino a bracing drama fresh from an acclaimed Off-Broadway production, Sotto Voce by Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz, and the return of Stephan Wolfert in Cry 'Havoc!' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/2/16- Renee Elise GoldsberrySTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/2/16- Renee Elise Goldsberry
by Stage Tube - Jan 2, 2016

Happy Birthday, Renee Elise Goldsberry! Goldsberry played Nala in the Broadway production of The Lion King and was nominated for a Drama League Award for 'Distinguished Performance' and won a New York magazine Best of 2005 Award for her performance as Silvia in the 2005 New York City Shakespeare in the Park revival of Two Gentlemen of Verona. She later originated the role of Nettie in The Color Purple, the Broadway musical adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1982 novel of the same name from November 2005 to mid-January 2006. On June 16, 2008, Goldsberry was the last actress to play the role of Mimi Marquez in the Broadway musical Rent. (more...)

Up The Road Theatre and the Unity Theatre to Launch New Shakespeare TourUp The Road Theatre and the Unity Theatre to Launch New Shakespeare Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Up The Road Theatre and the Unity Theatre are excited to announce their new 2016 tour; Bardolph's Box, a small-scale Shakespeare inspired production for 8-12 year olds, celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare's work. The 5-week tour will begin at Unity Theatre, Liverpool on Tuesday 1st March then continues to visit schools, libraries and theatres across the England's North West and South East, ending in The Citadel Arts Centre, St Helens on Sunday 3rd April. (more...)

Callie Cooke, Tahirah Sharif and Phaldut Sharma to Reprise Roles in FIREBIRD at Trafalgar StudiosCallie Cooke, Tahirah Sharif and Phaldut Sharma to Reprise Roles in FIREBIRD at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Callie Cooke, Tahirah Sharif and Phaldut Sharma will reprise their roles in Phil Davies' debut play, FIREBIRD, following a run at Hampstead Downstairs last autumn. (more...)

Central Square Theater to Present Danai Gurira's THE CONVERTCentral Square Theater to Present Danai Gurira's THE CONVERT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Underground Railway Theater are proud to present the Danai Gurira's The Convert January 28 - February 28, 2016. The Convert is directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. The press performance is Monday, February 1 at 7:30PM. (more...)

TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, The NOLA Project Events and More to Celebrate the Bard as Part of New Orleans Shakespeare's 2016 SeasonTWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, The NOLA Project Events and More to Celebrate the Bard as Part of New Orleans Shakespeare's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

This year the Crescent City is cast as a lead actor in the global commemorations surrounding the 400th anniversary of the death of the world's most famous playwright.  (more...)

Temple Theaters to Host Staged Readings of LUCKY GUY, 1/22-24Temple Theaters to Host Staged Readings of LUCKY GUY, 1/22-24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Temple Theaters, with support from the George and Joy Abbott Center for Musical Theater, presents Lucky Guy: A Staged Reading, January 22-24 in the Randall Theater. Written by Willard Beckham, Lucky Guy is the tale of a singing cowboy who has the chance to become a star. The reading, starring Patrick Bishop and Rebecca Joy, is directed by Maggie Anderson and Dann Dunn, with musical direction by Gina Giachero.         (more...)

Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre Announces 20th Anniversary 'Shakesperience' SeasonPhiladelphia Shakespeare Theatre Announces 20th Anniversary 'Shakesperience' Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

In a year filled with celebrations around the world commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre ushers in its 20th Anniversary Season with three mainstage productions, the Classical Acting Academy, a killer FringeArts Festival run of Kill Will, a *NEW* Actors Season, and special events and lectures spread throughout the year. (more...)

AMERICAN PSYCHO to Begin Broadway Performances 3/24; Full Cast AnnouncedAMERICAN PSYCHO to Begin Broadway Performances 3/24; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March -- will begin performances on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. (more...)

Real-Life Fiances Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario to Lead THE LAST MATCH at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Real-Life Fiances Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario to Lead THE LAST MATCH at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the complete cast and creative team for The Old Globe's world premiere of Anna Ziegler's THE LAST MATCH, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (who directed Bethany at the Globe in 2014). (more...)

Tickets to Writers Theatre's ARCADIA Now on SaleTickets to Writers Theatre's ARCADIA Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents the first production in the Theatre's new home, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Michael Halberstam. The show runs March 16 - April 24, 2016 at the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre in Writer Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Tony Nominee Kate Baldwin & Paolo Montalban to Lead THE KING AND I at Lyric Opera of ChicagoTony Nominee Kate Baldwin & Paolo Montalban to Lead THE KING AND I at Lyric Opera of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that Tony Award-nominated Kate Baldwin and Paolo Montalban will star as Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam in Lyric's grand-scale production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, April 29-May 22, 2016 (press opening April 30). A graduate of Northwestern University, Baldwin last appeared onstage in Chicago in the Broadway-bound musical Big Fish. Montalban has been seen in Broadway productions of Pacific Overtures and The King and I, and is best known for starring as the Prince in ABC's telefilm of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, alongside Brandy and Whitney Houston. (more...)

Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter; Cast Announced!Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of THE MOORS by Jen Silverman, directed by Jackson Gay, January 29-February 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 4. (more...)

LaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert LineupLaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) have been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/5/16- John GuareSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/5/16- John Guare
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2016

Happy Birthday, John Guare! He is best known as the author of The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, and Landscape of the Body. Guare has also been involved with musical theatre. His libretto with Mel Shapiro for the musical Two Gentlemen of Verona was a success when it premiered in 1971 and was revived in 2005 at the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park. It won the two men the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical. He wrote the songs for Landscape of the Body. In 1999, he revised the book of the Cole Porter musical comedy, Kiss Me, Kate for its Broadway revival. He also wrote the book for the Broadway musical Sweet Smell of Success. (more...)

Robert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia RashadRobert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia Rashad
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES begins previews on Tuesday, March 15 in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALOGulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Temple Theaters Presents Shakespeare's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONATemple Theaters Presents Shakespeare's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Temple Theaters presents William Shakespeare's THE Two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by James J. Christy, running tonight, February 3, through February 14, 2016 in Temple University's Tomlinson Theater. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/13/16- Stockard ChanningSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/13/16- Stockard Channing
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2016

Happy Birthday Stockard Channing! In 1971, she made her Broadway debut in Two Gentlemen of Verona - The Musical, working with playwright John Guare. She also appeared on Broadway in 1973 in a supporting role in No Hard Feelings. In 1978, at the age of 33, she took on the role of high school teenager Betty Rizzo in the hit musical Grease. Additional Broadway credits include: They're Playing Our Song, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, Woman in Mind, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, and The Lion in Winter. She is currently starrign on Broadway in Other Desert Cities at the Booth Theatre. (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct LUNA GALE at Cleveland Play HouseAustin Pendleton to Direct LUNA GALE at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Cleveland Play House's (CPH) monumental 100th Season continues with the regional premiere of LUNA GALE. CPH welcomes back film and stage legend Austin Pendleton to direct this contemporary drama that begs the question 'To whom do you belong?' Written by Rebecca Gilman, recipient of the 2015 Roe Green Award, LUNA GALE runs February 27 - March 20 in the intimate Allen Theatre. (more...)

Richard Bean's Snooker Play THE NAP, with Jack O'Connell, Extends at the CrucibleRichard Bean's Snooker Play THE NAP, with Jack O'Connell, Extends at the Crucible
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces that the world premiere of Richard Bean's THE NAP - directed by Sheffield's Associate Director Richard Wilson - will extend its run by one week to the 2 April due to popular demand. (more...)

Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY, Starring Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More, Begins TonightEncores! CABIN IN THE SKY, Starring Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Harvey Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz-filled fable CABIN IN THE SKY, running for seven performances for Encores! at New York City Center, tonight, February 10, through February 14. (more...)

Texas Theatre & Dance to Present TWELFTH NIGHT, 2/26-3/6Texas Theatre & Dance to Present TWELFTH NIGHT, 2/26-3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Following a shipwreck on a strange shore, Viola fears her brother dead and is forced to build a new life on her own. Masquerading as a man in order to procure a job with Duke Orsino, she finds herself in the midst of a topsy-turvy love triangle. Magic, mayhem and mistaken identities come to the stage in William Shakespeare's treasured romantic comedy of revelry, reunion and love. (more...)

BWW Review: CPH's Compelling THE MOUNTAINTOP Places Spotlight on Martin Luther King, Jr.BWW Review: CPH's Compelling THE MOUNTAINTOP Places Spotlight on Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Roy Berko - Feb 1, 2016

Katori Hall, who wrote the award winning play THE MOUNTAINTOP, which is in production at Cleveland Play House, in her script attempts to answer such questions as: What was Martin Luther King, Jr. like as a person? With all the death threats that King received, what was his last night alive like? What did he believe was going to be his ultimate role in the Black rights movement? (more...)

Billy Porter, Renee Elise Goldsberry and More to Join Broadway Inspirational Voices in ConcertBilly Porter, Renee Elise Goldsberry and More to Join Broadway Inspirational Voices in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY -- an evening of Broadway, R&B, Gospel, and Pop classics featuring four of Broadway's brightest lights and an ensemble of uplifting voices -- will debut at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on February 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Doors at 6:00 PM). (more...)

Breaking News: Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More to Lead Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY; 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Creative Teams SetBreaking News: Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More to Lead Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY; 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Creative Teams Set
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced the creative teams for New York City Center's 2016 Encores! season. J. Bernard Calloway, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster will star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz?filled fable Cabin in the Sky, running for seven performances at City Center from February 10-14. The 1940 musical will be directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago?Hudson with choreography by Camille A. Brown. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's RED VELVET, Jan. 23Full Cast Announced for The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's RED VELVET, Jan. 23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company has announced the full cast for Red Velvet, the third production in the inauguralPlays at the Garrick season. The production, which originally premiered at the Tricycle Theatre in 2012 before transferring to St Ann's Warehouse in New York in 2014, will play at the Garrick Theatre from 23 January until 27 February 2016. Red Velvet is written by Lolita Chakrabarti with direction by Indhu Rubasingham and stars Adrian Lester as Ira Aldridge. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Tricycle Theatre's RED VELVETFull Cast Set for Tricycle Theatre's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company has announced the full cast for Red Velvet, the third production in the inaugural Plays at the Garrick season. The production, which originally premiered at the Tricycle Theatre in 2012 before transferring to St Ann's Warehouse in New York in 2014, will play at the Garrick Theatre from 23 January until 27 February 2016. Red Velvet is written by Lolita Chakrabarti with direction by Indhu Rubasingham and stars Adrian Lester as Ira Aldridge. (more...)

BWW Review: Madonna Mia! It's A SERVANT TO TWO MASTERS at the Pittsburgh PublicBWW Review: Madonna Mia! It's A SERVANT TO TWO MASTERS at the Pittsburgh Public
by Greg Kerestan - Dec 3, 2015

Fun will be had, sticks will be slapped, pizza will be eaten. (more...)

Ephie Aardema, Corey Allen, Lesley Fera and Mark Zimmerman to Star in PTC's TWO DOLLAR BILL PremiereEphie Aardema, Corey Allen, Lesley Fera and Mark Zimmerman to Star in PTC's TWO DOLLAR BILL Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the world premiere play TWO DOLLAR BILL, January 15 through January 30, 2016. (more...)

CPT & OCTP to Stage World Premiere of INCENDIARIESCPT & OCTP to Stage World Premiere of INCENDIARIES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) Executive Artistic Director, Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce the world premiere of Incendiaries, a co-production with Ohio City Theatre Project. Incendiaries was conceived and directed by Pandora Robertson and features a 7-person ensemble cast. The production previews January 7 before opening for a three-weekend run from January 8-23 in Cleveland Public Theatre's historic Gordon Square Theatre venue, located at 6415 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH. (more...)

Pegasus Theatre's 29th YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL Kicks Off 1/1Pegasus Theatre's 29th YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL Kicks Off 1/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Pegasus Theatre Chicago shines the spotlight on the next generation of authors at its 29th YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL, featuring three world premiere works written by Chicago high school students and staged in a professional production. This year's festival will play January 1 - 23, 2016 at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.PegasusTheatreChicago.org or by calling Ovation Tickets at (866) 811-4111. The press opening is Monday, January 4 at 7 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Connecticut Rep's TWELFTH NIGHTPhoto Flash: First Look at Connecticut Rep's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre continues the 2015-16 season with a production of William Shakespeare's comedy TWELFTH NIGHT, directed by Victor Maog. It is the second show of the mainstage series and will perform in the Nafe Katter Theatre. CRT brings audiences a TWELFTH NIGHT infused with the music and jollity of the Christmas season. Wrapped in carols and mistletoe Shakespeare's finest comedy is a paean to the restorative power of love and the uproarious joy of the holidays. Performances begin December 3rd and run through December 13th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Paterson Joseph to Bring SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE to BAM, 12/16-20Paterson Joseph to Bring SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE to BAM, 12/16-20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE, conceived, written, and performed by Paterson Joseph and co-directed by Simon Godwin, will make its New York premiere at BAM Fisher this December. (more...)

Audra McDonald & Will Swenson to Launch 'Broadway Concert Series' at Parker Playhouse, 1/2Audra McDonald & Will Swenson to Launch 'Broadway Concert Series' at Parker Playhouse, 1/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Following their sold-out appearance last year, six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald and Sirius XM satellite radio Broadway channel host Seth Rudetsky raise the stakes and the roof by returning to Parker Playhouse and bringing Tony Award-nominated Broadway singer Will Swenson with them. (more...)

Asolo Rep to Stage AH, WILDERNESS! This WinterAsolo Rep to Stage AH, WILDERNESS! This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Asolo Rep continues its 2015-16 season with quintessential American playwright Eugene O'Neill's sentimental comedy AH, WILDERNESS!, directed by Greg Leaming, associate artistic director of Asolo Rep and the director of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. The Tony Award, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winner's sole comedy previews on Wednesday, January 20 and Thursday, January 21 at 8pm, opens Friday, January 22 at 8pm and runs in rotating repertory through Sunday, April 10 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.  (more...)

Seattle Shakespeare Company to Stage its First Production of TITUS ANDRONICUSSeattle Shakespeare Company to Stage its First Production of TITUS ANDRONICUS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Savage and sublime, brutal and beautiful Seattle Shakespeare Company will produce its first ever production of Titus Andronicus at the Center Theatre. Directed by David Quicksall, Titus Andronicus will January 12 through February 7, 2016. (more...)

Adam Pascal, Eden Espinosa, Telly Leung & Jarrod Spector Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert LineupAdam Pascal, Eden Espinosa, Telly Leung & Jarrod Spector Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY - an evening of Broadway, R&B, Gospel, and Pop classics featuring Broadway's brightest lights and an ensemble of uplifting voices - has added special guest stars Adam Pascal, Eden Espinosa, Telly Leung and Jarrod Spector. The concert takes place at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on February 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Doors at 6:00 PM). Michael McElroy and The Broadway Inspirational Voices will be joined by previously-announced performers Billy Porter, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Joshua Henry and Marcus Paul James. The music will be performed with the signature soul and innovative musical arrangements of the Grammy-nominated Broadway Inspirational Voices. This event will help benefit the BIV Outreach Program. Tickets begin at $30, and can be purchased by visiting http://www.bbkingblues.com. (more...)

Paterson Joseph Brings SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE to BAM This WeekendPaterson Joseph Brings SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE to BAM This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE, conceived, written, and performed by Paterson Joseph and co-directed by Simon Godwin, will make its New York premiere at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Pl) this weekend, Dec 16-19 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec 20 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Breaking! Cleveland Play House's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Starring Lauren Molina, Announces Full CastBreaking! Cleveland Play House's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Starring Lauren Molina, Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Squeals of delight and blood-curdling screams of fright will fill the Allen Theatre as Cleveland Play House's (CPH) Centennial Season continues with a humorous and heartfelt production of Little Shop of Horrors. Hearkening back to its very first productions in 1915 that featured sophisticated marionettes, CPH is bringing the cheeky and blood-thirsty plant Audrey II to life in a production that will be every vocal coach's dream - and every hemophobic's worst nightmare! (more...)

Christian Conn and More to Lead Michael Kahn-Helmed THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe; Cast Set!Christian Conn and More to Lead Michael Kahn-Helmed THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of THE METROMANIACS by supremely clever playwright David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). This uproarious new 'translaptation' of a classic French farce, Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, will be directed by one of America's most renowned stage directors, Michael Kahn, presented in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company. (more...)

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