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Photo Flash: Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton Join Imelda Staunton in West End's GYPSYPhoto Flash: Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton Join Imelda Staunton in West End's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Joining Imelda Staunton, who stars as the indomitable Momma Rose in the West End transfer of Jonathan Kent's production of Gypsy, are Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton who reprise the roles of Louise and June respectively in the five star Chichester Festival Theatre production, while Peter Davison joins the cast to play Herbie. The cast also features Dan Burton as Tulsa, Billy Hartman as Uncle Jocko, Jack Chissick as Mr Goldstone, Anita Louise Combe as Tessie Tura, Harry Dickman as Pop, Lucinda Shaw as Mother, Roger Dipper as L.A., Louise Gold as Mazeppa, Clare Halse as Majorie May, Tom Hodgkins as Mr Weber, Kieran Jae as Yonkers, Julie Legrand as Electra, Danielle Morris as Geraldine, Luke Street as Little Rock, Damien Poole as Kansas, Lauren Hall as Delores and Natalie Woods as Agnes. Ensemble members include Liz Ewing, Lauren Ingram, Tom Murphy and Phillip Catchpole. The casting of the roles of Baby June and Baby Louise will be announced shortly. (more...)

Diane Lane and Tony Shalhoub Star in LCT's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, Opening TonightDiane Lane and Tony Shalhoub Star in LCT's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater welcomes Mamoudou Athie, Diane Lane, Gayle Rankin, and Tony Shalhoub in its production of The Mystery of Love and Sex, a new play by Bathsheba Doran. The production, which is directed by Sam Gold, began previews on February 5 and opens tonight, March 2, at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

CSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, Opens TonightCSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Classic Stage Company welcomes Emmy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Anthony Edwards ('ER'), Annabella Sciorra ('The Sopranos') and Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Franz (Death of A Salesman, Brighton Beach Memoirs), alongside Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister on HBO's Game of Thrones) and Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman on Netflix's Orange Is The New Black) in Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country, opening at CSC (136 East 13th Street) tonight, January 29, for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 22. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Durang's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE a Delight at Paper MillBWW Reviews: Durang's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE a Delight at Paper Mill
by Michael Dale - Jan 28, 2015

Christopher Durang's Tony Winning Chekhov spin receives a handsome production. (more...)

KAFKA'S QUEST to Run 2/26-3/15 at Theater for the New CityKAFKA'S QUEST to Run 2/26-3/15 at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

'Kafka's Quest, a.k.a. Kafka/Samsa' is a quasi-realistic play by the late playwright Lu Hauser that imagines the family life of Gregor Samsa, the tragic victim of Kafka's 'Metamorphosis,' and his friendship with an historic Yiddish Theater actor and actress in Prague, prior to the events of the famed novella. Set in Prague in 1912, it portrays Gregor Samsa (the name Kafka personified himself with in the book) as torn between his father, who wants to keep him on the straight and narrow with a full time job, and his friendship with artists of the Yiddish Theater, who want him to join and write for them. His father's bankruptcy forces Gregor to become the breadwinner of the family, which has been forced to take in two mysterious lodgers to make ends meet. The back and forth between the two poles of Gregor's life will culminate in 'The Metamorphosis.' Theater for the New City will present the play's world premiere February 26 to March 15, directed by Manfred Bormann. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lara Pulver and Peter Davison Join West End's GYPSYPhoto Flash: Lara Pulver and Peter Davison Join West End's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Joining Imelda Staunton, who stars as the indomitable Momma Rose in the West End transfer of Jonathan Kent's production of Gypsy, are Lara Pulver who will reprise the role of Louise and Peter Davison who joins the cast to play Herbie. Final casting for this five star Chichester Festival Theatre production will be announced shortly. Take a look at photos of the three leads below! (more...)

Sian Phillips to Lead PLAYING FOR TIME at Sheffield TheatresSian Phillips to Lead PLAYING FOR TIME at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

To mark the Centenary of Arthur Miller's birth and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Richard Beecham will direct a revival of Miller'sPlaying for Time in the Crucible. Beecham directs Kate Adams (Helene), Noa Bodner (Esther), Pascale Burgess (Elzvieta), Imogen Daines (Etalina),Emma Darlow (Liesl), Holly De Jong (Schmidt), James Duke (Mengele / Kapo / Cellist / Paul), Amanda Hadingue (Alma Rose), Melanie Heslop(Marianne), Rebecca Jenkins (Varya), Kate Lynn-Evans (Mandel), Maeve O'Sullivan (Greta / Olga), Sian Phillips (Fania), Danny Scheinmann (Schmuel / Captain Heinz / Second Chess Player / First Trooper), Augustina Seymour (Paulette/ Music Captain), Christopher Staines (Commandant Kramer / 1st Chess Player / SS Guard / Kapo / Pianist) and Alexia Traverse-Healy (Mala / Tchaikowska). Completing the cast are 17 members of Sheffield People's Theatre - the theatre's intergenerational acting company from across the region. (more...)

Capital Stage to Present SEXUAL PERVERSITY IN CHICAGO, 2/6-21Capital Stage to Present SEXUAL PERVERSITY IN CHICAGO, 2/6-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Capital Stage continues its commitment to training the next generation of professional artists with the presentation of SEXUAL PERVERSITY IN CHICAGO, by David Mamet. The Third Annual Apprentice Showcase features the work of the 2014-2015 Capital Stage Apprentice Corps, and all aspects of the production-acting, directing, design, and administration-will be done by the Apprentices. Performances of SEXUAL PERVERSITY IN CHICAGO will run from February 6-21, 2015 and will perform immediately following select performances of IDEATION by Aaron Loeb at Capital Stage. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre J Strikes Comic Gold with LIFE SUCKSBWW Reviews: Theatre J Strikes Comic Gold with LIFE SUCKS
by Andrew White - Jan 22, 2015

Filled with laughs and anarchic asides, as well as a healthy dose of audience participation, Theatre J has an unqualified hit in Aaron Posner's Life Sucks [Or the Present Ridiculous]. Here we have Posner's thoroughly irreverent, Jewish take on Uncle Vanya, Russian playwright Anton Chekov's classic tale of unrequited love and unfulfilled lives. Forget the theatre history lecture, however; this is pure slapstick at Chekhov's expense and nothing to be intimidated by in the least. (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Tonight at Paper Mill PlayhouseVANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Tonight at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents its winter comedy, Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. This touching and wickedly hysterical Tony Award-winning best play features Broadway, television and film veterans: Philippe Bowgen (Spike), Gina Daniels (Cassandra), Carolyn McCormick (Masha), Mark Nelson (Vanya), Michele Pawk (Sonia) and Jamie Ann Romero (Nina). Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will be directed by Don Stephenson. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from tonight, January 21 through February 15, 2015. The official press opening night is Sunday, January 25, at 7:00pm. (more...)

I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Extends Through March 1 at the AtlanticI'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Extends Through March 1 at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company is proud to announce that the world premiere production of Halley Feiffer's play I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard, directed by Trip Cullman, has been extended an additional two weeks due to high ticket demand following opening last night to critical acclaim. (more...)

Cherie Gil Leads Reimagined Chekhov's Masterwork THE CHERRY ORCHARD, 2/20-3/15Cherie Gil Leads Reimagined Chekhov's Masterwork THE CHERRY ORCHARD, 2/20-3/15
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 21, 2015

Theater and film actress Cherie Gil ('Master Class,' 'Full Gallop') makes her Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) debut via theater director-scenic designer Loy Arcenas ('Corpus Christi,' 'Love! Valour! Compassion!') and playwright Rody Vera's ('The Merchant of Venice,' 'D' Wonder Twins of Boac') reimagining of Anton Chekhov's masterwork 'The Cherry Orchard,' now titled 'Arbol de Fuego,' a flowering tree that bears no fruit, which frames the main entrance to the nearly bankrupt estate Balay Dako in Negros Occidental, Southern Philippines, during the '70s. (more...)

Antaeus Welcomes Ana Rose O'Halloran as New Executive DirectorAntaeus Welcomes Ana Rose O'Halloran as New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

The Antaeus Company, L.A.'s classical theater ensemble, has chosen Ana Rose O'Halloran to take the reins as executive director beginning January 22. (more...)

Halley Feiffer's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Premieres Tonight at the AtlanticHalley Feiffer's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Premieres Tonight at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard by Halley Feiffer, directed by Trip Cullman and starring Reed Birney and Betty Gilpin. I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard began previews on January 7 and officially opens tonight, January 20, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 15, 2015 Off Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). (more...)

Tuta Theatre's MUSIC HALL Begins 2/5 at The Den TheatreTuta Theatre's MUSIC HALL Begins 2/5 at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

TUTA Theatre Chicago has announce complete casting for the US premiere of MUSIC HALL, by Jean-Luc Lagarce, directed by Founding Artistic Director Zeljko Djukic (Brecht's The Wedding, Chekhov's Uncle Vanya), and featuring Jeffrey Binder (Broadway's The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Lion King, Side Man). (more...)

Columbia Stages to Present David Eldridge's FESTEN, 1/28-31Columbia Stages to Present David Eldridge's FESTEN, 1/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Columbia Stages is proud to present FESTEN, a dark comedy by British playwright David Eldridge. Adapted from the 1998 Danish film of the same name, FESTEN depicts the story of a family ravaged by secrets, twisted accusations, and unbearable wounds. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Halley Feiffer's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARDPhoto Flash: First Look- Halley Feiffer's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to present the world premiere of I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard by Halley Feiffer, directed by Trip Cullman and starring Reed Birney and Betty Gilpin. Check out production photos of the show below! (more...)

THE RULING CLASS Revival, Starring James McAvoy, Begins Previews in the West EndTHE RULING CLASS Revival, Starring James McAvoy, Begins Previews in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

West End's THE NETHER to Host Post-Show TalkbacksWest End's THE NETHER to Host Post-Show Talkbacks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

The Nether will host post-show Q&A talks during the play's West End run at the Duke of York's Theatre. With members of the creative team, as well as further guests from the worlds of theatre, the media, gaming and technology industries, there will be 6 Q&A talks after selected performances of the play. All Q&A talks are free for The Nether ticket holders. (more...)

Maureen Lipman and James Dreyfus Star in HARVEY, Opening Next Month at Birmingham Repertory TheatreMaureen Lipman and James Dreyfus Star in HARVEY, Opening Next Month at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy HARVEY directed by Lindsay Posner, will open at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 6 February, running until 21 February. First produced on Broadway in 1944 where it ran for four years, this new production stars James Dreyfus as Elwood P. Dowd and Maureen Lipman as his sister, Veta. (more...)

All For One Theater's ANOTHER MEDEA and DEVIL IN A BOX Run in Rep Starting TonightAll For One Theater's ANOTHER MEDEA and DEVIL IN A BOX Run in Rep Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

All For One Theater, which develops and supports the art of solo theater, presents Tony Award-nominee Tom Hewitt in Aaron Mark's Another Medea and Sarah Jane Johnson in her play Devil in A Box. Both plays will be presented in revolving repertory at The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street from tonight, January 14th through February 1st, 2015. (more...)

Hudson Stage Company to Offer Staged Reading of Brian Quirk's WARREN (or) THOSE PEOPLEHudson Stage Company to Offer Staged Reading of Brian Quirk's WARREN (or) THOSE PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Hudson Stage reading of Brian Quirk's new play, WARREN (or) THOSE PEOPLE, on Friday, February 13th at 7:30 PM. Whippoorwill Hall Theatre, North Castle Library, Kent Place, Armonk, N.Y. Suggested donation: $10.00. No reservations necessary. (more...)

BCAP & BPT to Present UNCLE JACK, 2/12-3/1BCAP & BPT to Present UNCLE JACK, 2/12-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP) and Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) today announce their co-production of the comedy Uncle Jack, a Boston University New Play Initiative play written by Michael Hammond. (more...)

Oscar Nominees Mary McDonnell & David Strathairn Will Lead THE CHERRY ORCHARD at People's LightOscar Nominees Mary McDonnell & David Strathairn Will Lead THE CHERRY ORCHARD at People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

People's Light continues its 40th Anniversary Season with The Cherry Orchard. Academy Award nominees Mary McDonnell and David Strathairn join People's Light company artists in Emily Mann's acclaimed adaptation of Chekhov's masterwork directed by Abigail Adams. People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. For tickets, call 610.644.3500 or visit Peopleslight.org. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Mark Nelson in VANYA AND SONYA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Paper Mill PlayhouseBWW Interviews: Mark Nelson in VANYA AND SONYA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 12, 2015

'Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike' will be onstage at Paper Mill Playhouse from January 21st through February 15th. Broadwayworld.com had the opportunity to interview Mark Nelson who stars as Vanya in this touching and comical Tony Award winning play. (more...)

John Patrick Shanley to Host 'A Date With History' Gala Celebration ft Anika Noni RoseJohn Patrick Shanley to Host 'A Date With History' Gala Celebration ft Anika Noni Rose
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

John Patrick Shanley and Nylon Fusion Theatre Company will host a gala celebration honoring Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning, Tony Award-nominated director, actor, playwright, and instructor Austin Pendleton along with Obie Award and Tony Award-winner Anika Noni Rose. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, 2/24-6/28Writers Theatre to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, 2/24-6/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Writers Theatre presents The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman and directed by Kimberly Senior. The show runs February 24 - June 28, 2015 at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, March 4, and Thursday, March 5, 2015. (more...)

Chapel Off Chapel to Present E-BABY, 4-15 MarchChapel Off Chapel to Present E-BABY, 4-15 March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

e-baby, a powerful new play focusing on one of today's most topical and emotive issues, surrogacy, will open at Chapel Off Chapel from 4-15 March. (more...)

HENRY IV, PART I to Run 3/12-5/3 at AntaeusHENRY IV, PART I to Run 3/12-5/3 at Antaeus
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Antaeus, L.A.'s classical theater ensemble, opens its 2015 season with a fully partner-cast production of William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I. Previews begin March 6, with two opening nights set for March 12 and March 13 (one with each cast) at the Antaeus Theater in NoHo. Michael Murray directs. (more...)

Diane Lane and Tony Shalhoub Star in LCT's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, Beginning TonightDiane Lane and Tony Shalhoub Star in LCT's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater welcomes Mamoudou Athie, Diane Lane, Gayle Rankin, and Tony Shalhoub in its production of THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, a new play by Bathsheba Doran. The production, which is directed by Sam Gold, begins previews tonight, February 5 and open on Monday, March 2 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

BCAP/BPT's UNCLE JACK to Open Next WeekBCAP/BPT's UNCLE JACK to Open Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

The Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP) and Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) co-production of Michael Hammond's comedy Uncle Jack opens next week. Running from February 12 to March 1 at the Boston University Theatre's Lane-Comley Studio 210, the newest play from Boston University's New Play Initiative is directed by the playwright. (more...)

Laura Linney and Seth Numrich to Lead SWITZERLAND at the Geffen Playhouse This SpringLaura Linney and Seth Numrich to Lead SWITZERLAND at the Geffen Playhouse This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Laura Linney (The Big C, The Savages) and Seth Numrich (AMC's TURN, Broadway: War Horse) will perform in the Geffen Playhouse production of Switzerland by Joanna Murray-Smith (The Female of the Species, The Gift). This co-world premiere with Sydney Theatre Company will be directed by Mark Brokaw (Broadway: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, The Lyons) in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse from March 6 to April 19, 2015. Opening night is Friday, March 13. (more...)

Jonathan Slinger Named As New Willy Wonka In CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYJonathan Slinger Named As New Willy Wonka In CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Jonathan Slinger will play Willy Wonka in the West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the role currently played by Alex Jennings. (more...)

BWW Reviews: UNCLE JACK Distant Chekhov RelativeBWW Reviews: UNCLE JACK Distant Chekhov Relative
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 27, 2015

The Boston Center for American Performance and Boston Playwrights' Theatre co-production of Michael Hammond's comedy UNCLE JACK is a modern-day retelling of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya relocated to a small summer theater in the Berkshire hills. (more...)

Stephen Spinella, Penelope Allen & More Join Peter Sarsgaard in CSC's HAMLET; Full Cast Announced!Stephen Spinella, Penelope Allen & More Join Peter Sarsgaard in CSC's HAMLET; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick, Managing Director Jeff Griffin and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced complete casting today for their upcoming production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

Cate Blanchett Wants to Tour Sydney Theatre Company's THE PRESENTCate Blanchett Wants to Tour Sydney Theatre Company's THE PRESENT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Cate Blanchett revealed to the Daily Mail that after starring in her husband Andrew Upton's adaptation of Chekhov's THE PRESENT at the Sydney Theatre Company this August, she wants to take the production on tour to the U.S. and London. (more...)

Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving and More to Appear in Sydney Theatre Company's 2015 SeasonCate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving and More to Appear in Sydney Theatre Company's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Artists confirmed for Andrew Upton's seventh season (his second programmed as solo Artistic Director) at Sydney Theatre Company in 2015 include many of Australia's top theatrical talents: Cate Blanchett, Jacqueline McKenzie, Robyn Nevin, Susie Porter, Richard Roxburgh, Geoffrey Rush, Helen Thomson, Hugo Weaving, Ursula Yovich and many more in a program boasting directors such as Neil Armfield, Leticia Ca?ceres, Richard Cottrell, John Crowley, Pamela Rabe and STC's Andrew Upton, Sarah Goodes and Kip Williams. (more...)

World Premiere of CORKTOWN '57 Begins 3/28 at Odyssey TheatreWorld Premiere of CORKTOWN '57 Begins 3/28 at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Emotions run high and battle lines are drawn when family and political loyalties collide in a powerful new family drama by John Fazakerley. Tony-nominated director Wilson Milam (The Lieutenant of Inishmore) helms a distinguished ensemble cast in the world premiere of Corktown '57, opening March 28 as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

FLAGSTAD - TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY to Play Scandinavia House, 2/26-28FLAGSTAD - TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY to Play Scandinavia House, 2/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Bjorn Simensen, director, Kirsten Flagstad Festival Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America presents Flagstad - Triumph and Tragedy, an intimate portrait of the world famous Norwegian soprano Kirsten Flagstad (1895-1962), regarded by many as the voice of the century. The new play one-woman play, which will be performed here in English, was written and directed by Norwegian playwright Einar Bjorge, and stars renowned Norwegian actress Nina Bendiksen. (more...)

Photo Coverage:  PETA's Reimagining of THE CHERRY ORCHARD; Show Runs Till 3/15Photo Coverage: PETA's Reimagining of THE CHERRY ORCHARD; Show Runs Till 3/15
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 23, 2015

Theater and film actress Cherie Gil ('Master Class,' 'Full Gallop') makes her Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) debut via theater director-scenic designer Loy Arcenas ('Corpus Christi,' 'Love! Valour! Compassion!') and playwright Rody Vera's ('The Merchant of Venice,' 'D' Wonder Twins of Boac') reimagining of Anton Chekhov's masterwork 'The Cherry Orchard,' now titled 'Arbol de Fuego,' a flowering tree that bears no fruit, which frames the main entrance to the nearly bankrupt estate Balay Dako in Negros Occidental, Southern Philippines, during the '70s. (more...)

CSC Extends A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage & Taylor SchillingCSC Extends A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage & Taylor Schilling
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick, Managing Director Jeff Griffin and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced today that its production of Ivan Turgenev's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, will extend through Saturday, February 28 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). The production had been schedules to close February 22. Directed by Erica Schmidt, the cast also includes Peter Appel, Ian Etheridge, Anthony Edwards, Mike Faist, Elizabeth Franz, James Joseph O'Neil, Elizabeth Ramos, Thomas Jay Ryan, Annabella Sciorra, Frank Van Putten, Megan West and Kate Wetherhead. (more...)

EINSTEIN - THE PRACTICAL BOHEMIAN Set for Harris Center, 3/6EINSTEIN - THE PRACTICAL BOHEMIAN Set for Harris Center, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

his show is NOT a science lecture. There are NO blackboards on stage. The audience DOES NOT NEED a college degree in physics to attend. The Harris Center for the Arts audience just needs to prepare to see an extraordinary performance by actor Ed Metzger. From crazy white hair, thrift-style clothes and sneakers without socks, Mr. Metzger brings to life the unbridled curiosity of the world's most beloved genius and physicist in his compelling nationally acclaimed dramatic one-man show, Einstein: The Practical Bohemian. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Guthrie Theater's Magical, Mystical, Mischievous MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Is A Midwinter DelightBWW Reviews: The Guthrie Theater's Magical, Mystical, Mischievous MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Is A Midwinter Delight
by Jill Schafer - Feb 17, 2015

Yesterday I sat on the famous thrust stage of the Guthrie Theater and watched a bunch of soldiers, lovers, and fairies dance, sing, fly, converse, love, hate, and generally cavort around in a bare circular space. Or was it all a dream? Such is the Guthrie's latest production of perhaps Shakespeare's best loved romantic comedy, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, that after three hours of spellbinding theater, you're not quite sure if what you saw just happened, or perhaps, as Puck suggests in his epilogue, it was all just a dream. Artistic Director Joe Dowling has returned to an old favorite in his final season at the Guthrie, assembling a gorgeous and talented cast of local favorites with a few national talents thrown in. It's no wonder that he returned to this show; this MIDSUMMER is a dream of a production, with plenty of spectacle in the form of dancing, flying, singing fairies, humor in the form of typical Shakesperean hijinks, and heart in this sweet romance that ends with a neat happily ever after. Everything about it is truly a delight. (more...)

London Philharmonic to Host a Bevy of Stars in FOLLIES IN CONCERT, 4/28London Philharmonic to Host a Bevy of Stars in FOLLIES IN CONCERT, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie, Legally Blonde, 2 Broke Girls), Alexander Hanson (Stephen Ward the Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Little Night Music) and Stefanie Powers (Hart to Hart, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E) with Alistair Brammer (Miss Saigon, War Horse, Les MisÚrables) and Laura Pitt-Pulford (The Sound Of Music, Marry Me A Little, The Light Princess) join the previously announced Christine Baranski (Into The Woods, The Good Wife, Mamma Mia), Anita Dobson (EastEnders, Chicago) Anita Harris (Carry On Doctor & Follow That Camel, Cats), Ruthie Henshall (original Roxy in Chicago, Les MisÚrables), Roy Hudd (Fagan in Oliver!, Coronation Street, Good Old Days) and Russell Watson (the UK's best selling classical artist ever; winner of four Classical BRIT awards), in Follies in Concert, with The City of London Philharmonic Orchestra, at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall. (more...)

London Philharmonic to Host a Bevy of Stars in FOLLIES IN CONCERT, 4/28London Philharmonic to Host a Bevy of Stars in FOLLIES IN CONCERT, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie, Legally Blonde, 2 Broke Girls), Alexander Hanson (Stephen Ward the Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Little Night Music) and Stefanie Powers (Hart to Hart, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E) with Alistair Brammer (Miss Saigon, War Horse, Les MisÚrables) and Laura Pitt-Pulford (The Sound Of Music, Marry Me A Little, The Light Princess) join the previously announced Christine Baranski (Into The Woods, The Good Wife, Mamma Mia), Anita Dobson (EastEnders, Chicago) Anita Harris (Carry On Doctor & Follow That Camel, Cats), Ruthie Henshall (original Roxy in Chicago, Les MisÚrables), Roy Hudd (Fagan in Oliver!, Coronation Street, Good Old Days) and Russell Watson (the UK's best selling classical artist ever; winner of four Classical BRIT awards), in Follies in Concert, with The City of London Philharmonic Orchestra, at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall. (more...)

MUSIC HALL, Starring Jeffrey Binder, Comes to 59E59, 3/25-4/12MUSIC HALL, Starring Jeffrey Binder, Comes to 59E59, 3/25-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer, Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome TUTA Theatre Chicago with MUSIC HALL, written by Jean-Luc Lagarce and directed by Zeljko Djukic. MUSIC HALL begins performances on Wednesday, March 25 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 12. Press Opening is Tuesday, March 31 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Vladimir Zeldin, The World's Oldest Stage Actor, Celebrates His 100th Birthday at Special PerformanceVladimir Zeldin, The World's Oldest Stage Actor, Celebrates His 100th Birthday at Special Performance
by Tori Leiber - Feb 11, 2015

According to The Moscow Times, Vladimir Zeldin, the world's oldest stage actor at 100 years old, celebrated his centenary Tuesday at the Russian Army Theater with a special gala performance. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Calder, Amanda Hale & More in West End's THE NETHERPhoto Flash: First Look at David Calder, Amanda Hale & More in West End's THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

The Nether is now in playing at the Duke of York's Theatre. Directed by Jeremy Herrin,Jennifer Haley's critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning play is booking for 12 weeks only to 25 April 2015. David Calder (Doyle) joins original cast members Amanda Hale (Morris), Ivanno Jeremiah (Woodnut) and Stanley Townsend (Sims) who are joined by Jaime Adler, Zoe Brough, Perdie Hibbins and Isabella Pappas who alternate the role of Iris. Set designs are by Es Devlin, with costume designs by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Paul Pyant, compositions by Nick Powell, sound by Ian Dickinson and video design by Luke Halls. (more...)

Hudson Stage Company to Offer Staged Reading of WARREN (OR) THOSE PEOPLE, 2/13Hudson Stage Company to Offer Staged Reading of WARREN (OR) THOSE PEOPLE, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Hudson Stage reading of Brian Quirk's new play, WARREN (or) THOSE PEOPLE, on Friday, February 13th at 7:30 PM. Whippoorwill Hall Theatre, North Castle Library, Kent Place, Armonk, N.Y. Suggested donation: $10.00. No reservations necessary. (more...)

FLAGSTAD to Play Scandinavia House, 2/26-28FLAGSTAD to Play Scandinavia House, 2/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Bjorn Simensen, director, Kirsten Flagstad Festival Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America presents Flagstad - Triumph and Tragedy, the new play written and directed by Norwegian playwright Einar Bjorge, and starring renowned Norwegian actress Nina Bendiksen. (more...)

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