Mirirai Sithole Awarded Classic Stage Company's Rosemarie Tichler Fund Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Classic Stage Company has announced that Mirirai Sithole is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. The Fund was established in 2010 with the mission to assist young actors who have appeared at CSC and who have recently made the transition from their training into the profession. The $3,000 grant can be used by the young artist to continue training or to offset loans they may have incurred while studying their craft. With the grant, CSC hopes to make a difference in the lives of young actors at the start of their careers as well as to heighten awareness in the community to the specific needs of actors.  (more...)

Chill Out with SUMMER SHORTS 2016 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

59E59 Theaters is thrilled to welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2016, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 10th season. (more...)

Photo Flash: HENRY V Opens at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents Henry V, now through 9 July 2016. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Cast Announced For Musical THE BURNT PART BOYS at Park Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 22, 2016

The cast has been announced for the European premiere of heart-warming chamber musical THE BURNT PART BOYS at Park Theatre, which runs from 10 August to 3 September. This is the first musical to be staged in PARK90, and British director Matthew Illife directs a brand new cast in this premiere. Press Night is Thursday 11 August, 7pm.   (more...)

Jen Danby-Led SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Gets Special Performance in Long Beach
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce a special, one-day-only Saturday, June 25th, performance of the critically acclaimed SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN at Arts in the Plaza in Long Beach, NY. (more...)

The Old Globe Extends World Premiere of Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe today announced further news about its 2016 Summer Season, which will feature new and familiar works directed by four major American stalwarts. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HENRY V at Regent's Park Open Air
by Marianka Swain - Jun 21, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents HENRY V, starring Olivier Award-winning actress Michelle Terry in the title role. The production is now in previews, with press night tomorrow, and runs until 9 July. (more...)

Harold Perrineau, Joel Grey, Tavi Gevinson, Celia Keenan-Bolger & More Will Join Diane Lane in THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced additional cast members joining Diane Lane in a new production of The Cherry Orchard. (more...)

Stage Left Theatre Sets 35th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Stage Left Theatre is pleased to announce the programming for its 35th season. The season begins with the world premiere of The Bottle Tree by Beth Kander directed by ensemble member Amy Szerlong. The Bottle Tree was developed through Stage Left's Downstage Left program, at the Ashland New Plays Festival and and has received an Honorable Mention on The Kilroys List for the past two years. Next, in the winter, Stage Left and Cor Theatre present a co-production of What of the Night? by Maria Irene Fornes, directed by Carlos Murillo. This epic meditation on poverty in America was a Pultizer finalist in 1990. Cor Theatre Artistic Director Tosha Fowler says of the partnership, 'With admiration for Stage Left's longevity and the exciting opportunities they provide to artists through their strong commitment to mission, we at Cor are thrilled to announce a collaboration of theatre that is bound to leave you breathless. Combining Stage Left's strength with our fearless aesthetic, Fornes' poetically primal voice, and Carlos Murillo's passionate vision, What of the Night is going to be our biggest leap yet.' Finally, the company will present LeapFest, its annual developmental festival featuring workshop productions of new plays, at a time to be announced later. (more...)

THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. (more...)

NAKED BRAZILIAN Comes to FringeNYC in Time for 2016 Olympics in Rio
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Just in time for the upcoming 2016 Olympics in Rio, the hilarious & heartwarming solo show Naked Brazilian, which tells the story of a young man's journey from Rio de Janeiro to New York City (and Harvard University) in pursuit of his dream, will run at FringeNYC August 12-21 at 64E4 Mainstage. (more...)

The Play Company to Stage Christopher Chen's CAUGHT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, is pleased present the New York premiere of Christopher Chen's Caught (August 17-September 17), the final production in the company's 15th Anniversary Season. (more...)

BWW Review: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Aren't Enough of a Party
by Maggie Yates - Jul 26, 2016

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a play with enjoyable moments and talented performers. Unfortunately, the production simply has too limited a range of emotion to be memorable. (more...)

MJTC Announces the Opening of DAI (enough) by Iris Bahr
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is pleased to announce the opening of Iris Bahr's DAI (enough), directed by Warren C. Bowles and featuring a striking performance by Miriam Schwartz, who led a sold-out run at MJTC in 2015 with her solo performance of Becoming Dr. Ruth. This production runs from August 17th - 31st, 2016 at the Highland Park Community Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116. Individual tickets go on sale August 1st and are $34. Student and group discounts are available. To order, visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org or call (651) 647-4315. Press passes are available for performances on Wednesday, August 17th at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 18th at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 20th at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Steve Martin's Starry METEOR SHOWER Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Old Globe today announced that, due to popular demand, another additional week has been added to the world premiere run of Steve Martin's new play Meteor Shower, which will now play July 30 - September 18, 2016, with opening night on August 7. (more...)

BWW Blog: Clevelander's Invade Canada for the Shaw Festival 2016
by Roy Berko - Jul 25, 2016

Walking down Queen Street, the main shopping boulevard in beautiful Niagara-on-the Lake, during the third week of July, was like being in downtown Cleveland. Cav championship t-shirts and Indian's garb were worn by many of the strollers. Our Toronto friends shared that in almost every play they attended, their neighbors on one or both sides of their seats were from the Cleveland area. (more...)

ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o & Danai Gurira Join Marvel's BLACK PANTHER Film
by Movies News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Over the weekend, it was revealed at Marvel's Comic-Con panel for the new film BLACK PANTHER, that ECLIPSED star Lupita Nyong'o and the play's author Danai Guira have signed on to the cast (more...)

California Shakespeare Theatre Presents YOU NEVER CAN TELL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater's 25th anniversary season at the Bruns Amphitheater returns to the works of George Bernard Shaw with his sharply-observed take on feminism, class distinctions, and romance, You Never Can Tell, directed by Obie award-winner Lisa Peterson, from August 10 through September 4. For tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org? (more...)

Chuck Cooper Rounds Out Roundabout's THE CHERRY ORCHARD Cast, Starring Diane Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Just announced this afternoon, Roundabout Theatre Company will welcome Chuck Cooper as 'Pischik,' joining Diane Lane, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey in a new production of The Cherry Orchard. (more...)

Casting Announced for New Comedy Play WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Casting announced for Mark Bell's (The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery) production of Dave Hanson's off-Broadway comedy at St. James Theatre Studio in September. (more...)

Cast Announced for Steppenwolf's THE FUNDAMENTALS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete cast for Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, a smart and searing look at America's corporate culture through the story of a Manhattan hotel maid with higher aspirations. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the cast features ensemble members Alana Arenas (Millie), Caroline Neff (Stellan) and Alan Wilder (Abe) with Audrey Francis(Eliza) and Armando Riesco (Lorenzo). Peyankov and Sheffer last collaborated on Steppenwolf's 2014 Chicago premiere of Russian Transport, which also featured ensemble member Alan Wilder. Previews begin November 10, 2016 and the show runs through December 23, 2016 in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted.Single tickets ($20 - $89) go on sale Friday, August 5 at 11am. 2016/17 season subscriptions and memberships are currently on sale through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Cast Complete for THE FUNDAMENTALS at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete cast for Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, a smart and searing look at America's corporate culture through the story of a Manhattan hotel maid with higher aspirations. (more...)

Edinburgh Fest Hit SISTER CITIES to Make Chicago Premiere with Chimera Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Artistic Director Rainee Denham and Chimera Ensemble are proud to present the Chicago premiere of Colette Freedman's Sister Cities, directed by Ashley Neal, August 20 - September 18 at The Den, 1333 N. Milwaukee.   (more...)

Attend the Tale of SWEENEY TODD, Starring Benedict Campbell, at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Jackie Maxwell concludes her 14-year tenure as the Shaw Festival's Artistic Director with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – A Musical Thriller, by legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim. Previews of her production of this compelling musical thriller, with its unusual take on the notion of “eat or be eaten”, began its limited run July 17 – with additional matinees already added for October 18 and 19. (more...)

Mark Strong and Hope Davis Lead David Hare's THE RED BARN at National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 18, 2016

THE RED BARN, a new play by David Hare, based on the novel, La Main, by Georges Simenon opens in the Lyttelton Theatre on 6 October (press night 17 October). (more...)

ALLEGIANCE's George Takei Boards PACIFIC OVERTURES at Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

George Takei, who recently starred in the Broadway musical Allegiance, has been cast as 'Reciter' in Classic Stage Company's upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's PACIFIC OVERTURES, to be directed by Tony Award winner (and 2016 Tony Award nominee) John Doyle, who this season takes the reins as Artistic Director of the vital East Village theater company. (more...)

Richard Armitage, Amy Ryan & More Will Lead Mike Bartlett's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE; Michael Mayer Set to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is thrilled to announce the complete cast of Mike Bartlett's (King Charles III) new play, Love, Love Love, directed by Michael Mayer. The cast includes Richard Armitage (The Hobbit), Alex Hurt (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Zoe Kazan (The Seagull), Ben Rosenfield ('Boardwalk Empire') and two-time Tony nominee Amy Ryan ('The Office,' A Streetcar Named Desire). The production is part of Roundabout's 50th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Peterborough Players to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home that is owned by their movie-star sister, Masha. When Masha swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike, old resentments flare up, leading to threats to sell the house.  (more...)

Black Comedy THE DANCE OF DEATH Begins Previews Tomorrow at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

THE DANCE OF DEATH, August Strindberg's groundbreaking play in a new version by renowned Irish playwright Conor McPherson, begins previews on July 13 at the Shaw Festival's Studio Theatre. (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...)

'IN THE NEXT ROOM' Starts Tonight at Chautauqua Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) kicks-off its 33rd season under the co-leadership of Artistic Directors Vivienne Benesch and Andrew Borba with the 2010 Tony Award nominee for best new play and Pulitzer Prize finalist, In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) by Sarah Ruhl, and directed by Larissa Kokernot. (more...)

Harbor Stage Company to Premiere THE KRITIK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

The Harbor Stage Company continues its 5th season with the World Premiere of an original comedy by Harbor co-founder Brenda Withers. Set in an imagined province of 19th century Russia, The Kritik tells the story of a small-town writer struggling to turn in his first honest review. Originally commissioned by the Professional Actors Training Program at UNC Chapel Hill, the faux-period piece offers a spirited look at candor, corruption, and community. (more...)

MTC Kicks Off 50th Season with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Marin Theatre Company opens its 50th Anniversary Season with Tracy Letts' August: Osage County. The play debuted at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, IL, moving directly to Broadway in 2007. (more...)

THE CHERRY ORCHARD Completes Broadway Cast; Rehearsals Start Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's new production of  The Cherry Orchard, starring Diane Lane, Chuck Cooper, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey, has found its full company. (more...)

Rock 'n' Roll Musical BEOWULF: A THOUSAND YEARS OF BAGGAGE Kicks Off 2016-17 at Trinity Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company kicks off their 2016-2017 season, Ghosts of the Past, Dreams of the Future with Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage, directed by Curt Columbus. Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage running September 8 - October 9, 2016 in Trinity Rep's Chace Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: VANYA, SONIA, MASHA AND SPIKE Visit Oyster Mill
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 27, 2016

Since when does a small community theatre do a better job at a show than the professionals? In this production of Christopher Durang's popular Chekhov-based comedy. (more...)

The Play Company Extends Christopher Chen's CAUGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

In response to popular demand, The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Interim Managing Director, Robert G. Bradshaw, extends the New York premiere of Christopher Chen's Caught to September 24, the final production in the company's 15th Anniversary Season (more...)

Photo Flash: Chimera Ensemble's Chicago Premiere of SISTER CITIES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Artistic Director Rainee Denham and Chimera Ensemble are proud to present the Chicago premiere of Colette Freedman's Sister Cities, directed by Ashley Neal, August 20 - September 18 at The Den, 1333 N. Milwaukee.  Sister Cities runs Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $22 - 26. Based on availability, industry tickets are $10 with a headshot and resume presented to the box office for all performances.   (more...)

Michael Urie and Robin De Jesus to Star in HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of Homos, Or Everyone in American (October 20-November 27) by Jordan Seavey. Homos, Or Everyone in American, directed by Mike Donahue and featuring two-time Tony nominee Robin De Jesus (In The Heights, La Cage Aux Folles) and Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, Ugly Betty, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), is a bitingly tender new play about trying to live and love in New York. (more...)

Drama Studio London to Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Open House, Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

This September, Drama Studio London (DSL) celebrates its 50th anniversary, looking back at their successes over the years. (more...)

Pearl Theatre to Stage First Off-Broadway Revival of A TASTE OF HONEY in 35 Years; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The Pearl Theatre Company is pleased to present A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney. Directed by Tony-nominee Austin Pendleton, the production, running September 6-October 16, marks the first Off-Broadway revival of this landmark play in 35 years. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Kicks Off 2016-17 Season With TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) opens its 2016-2017 season on September 9th  with Sam Shepard's Tony-nominated masterpiece, True West-a modern American classic exploring themes of sibling rivalry, art as commerce, and what it means to 'be a man.' Like a runaway train, this dark comedy about two brothers and their mutual resentment takes audiences on a thrill ride into the dark side of the human psyche, with laughs and unexpected moments of revelation along the way.  In its world premiere, the San Francisco Chronicle noted that True West is "clear, funny, naturalistic. It's also opaque, terrifying, surrealistic.  If that sounds contradictory, you're on to one aspect of Shepard's winning genius-the ability to make you think your watching one thing while at the same time he's presenting another." (more...)

Cast Complete for Adam Bock's A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for A LIFE, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Marjorie Prime, Detroit, Maple and Vine at Playwrights; You Got Older; Belleville; This Wide Night; Smokefall), A LIFE will be the second production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Melissa Errico-Led FINIAN'S RAINBOW Headlines Irish Rep's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced its Fall 2016 Season. On the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage will be FINIAN'S RAINBOW, adapted and directed by Irish Rep Artistic Director Charlotte Moore, and starring Melissa Errico ('Billions', Encores! Do I Hear A Waltz?), who will reprise her role from the acclaimed 2004 production. (more...)

KENNY MORGAN to Return to the Arcola with Original Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Arcola Theatre's production of Kenny Morgan will return for just four weeks this September after a sold-out premiere earlier this year. This critically-acclaimed new play is the latest drama by Mike Poulton (Tony nominated for his Broadway versions of Fortune's Fool, Wolf Hall, and Bring up The Bodies). (more...)

The Play Company to Close 15th Season with Christopher Chen's CAUGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, presents the New York premiere of Christopher Chen's Caught (August 17-September 17), the final production in the company's 15th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Touring Production of LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER
by Marianka Swain - Aug 12, 2016

Sheffield Theatres and English Touring Theatre today announce full casting for Phillip Breen's adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's classic novel LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, which opens at the Crucible on 26 September before a UK tour to Oxford, York, Malvern, Salisbury, Brighton and Cambridge. Breen directs a cast including Hedydd Dylan as Lady Chatterley and Jonah Russellas Mellors. The company is completed by Aretha Ayeh, Will Irvine, Ciaran McIntyre, Eugene O'Hare, David Osmond, Rachel Sanders and Alice Selwyn. (more...)

Raul Mendez, Hannia Guillen, Priscilla Lopez and More to Lead Nilo Cruz's BATHING IN MOONLIGHT World Premiere at McCarter Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

When Father Monroe discovers that Marcela and her Cuban-American family are struggling, he offers a warmth and kindness unlike anything Marcela has ever experienced. Small acts of generosity blossom into love as the lines between vocation and passion begin to blur. McCarter Theatre Center Artistic Director Emily Mann and playwright Nilo Cruz reunite for the first time since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics with this lyrical new play about falling in love and finding a place to call home. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/1/16- Sam Mendes
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2016

Happy Birthday, Sam Mendes! Sam Mendes is best known for whis work as the artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse, and his direction of the film American Beauty and the Broadway production of Cabaret on Broadway starring Alan Cumming. His production of Oliver! became the longest running show ever to play at the London Palladium. Additional stage credits includeTennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, Stephen Sondheim's Company (which had the first ever African American 'Bobby'), Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus and his farewell duo of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night, which transferred to the Brooklyn Academy Of Music and Gypsy on Broadway starring Bernadette Peters. (more...)

Phillip James Brannon to Lead 'NAT TURNER', While David Wilson Barnes, Finn Wittrock & More Join NYTW's OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) just announced full casting for the first two shows of the 2016/17 season, NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM and OTHELLO. (more...)

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