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Stories of Three Women with Ties to the Middle East Make Up ANGEL & ECHOES, Part of Brits Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to host Henry Naylor's ANGEL & ECHOES at the 2017 Brits Off Broadway festival. Directed by Michael Cabot (ANGEL) and Emma Butler(ECHOES), and produced by Redbeard Theatre Ltd with Gilded Balloon Production, ANGEL & ECHOESbegins performances on Tuesday, April 11 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 7.  Press Opening is Sunday, April 16 at 3:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 7:15 PM;Saturday at 2:15 PM & 7:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 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 visit www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Goodman Theatre Sets Cast for World Premiere of OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR By Charles Smith
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The cast and creative team is complete for Objects in the Mirror, a Goodman Theatre-commissioned world premiere by Charles Smith. Directed by Resident Director Chuck Smith, Objects in the Mirror is inspired by the playwright's real-life friendship with a Liberian refugee-turned-actor, Shedrick Yarkpai-portrayed by Daniel Kyri, in his Goodman debut. The production was developed through the 2015 New Stages festival and features a 5-member cast who brings to life the gripping account of one Liberian refugee's attempts to find peace by exposing a potentially dangerous lifelong secret. Objects in the Mirror appears April 29 through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the Albert Theatre. Tickets ($20-$75; subject to change) are now on sale and available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Objects, the box office (170 N. Dearborn) or by phone at 312.443.3800. (more...)

Bill Irwin Returns to The New School to Host Screening of Chaplin Film with Live Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The New School's College of Performing Arts welcomes the public to the fifth edition of (Un)Silent Film Night, a performance series in which The College of Performing Arts Theater Orchestra performs live music to classic silent films. Previous events in the series have drawn capacity crowds to the 400-seat Tishman Auditorium at The New School. (more...)

BWW Review: KING LEAR Kills at Guthrie Theater
by Karen Bovard - Mar 6, 2017

'Disciplined' may seem an odd word to apply to a production of KING LEAR, a tragedy that is about personal and societal dissolution into madness, both individually and at large. But the current mounting in Minneapolis earns that moniker, both in actorly control and design restraint. The result is a masterful rendering that eschews excess but allows the human relationships to be bared and centered. (more...)

Hugh Jackman & Patrick Stewart to Star in Broadway Musical? Actors Express Mutual Hope
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 3, 2017

A match made in theater heaven! During a Build Series talk this week, former 'X-Men' stars Hugh Jackman and Sir Patrick Stewart shared their mutual dream of working together on the Great White Way. (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN Hits an Emotional Note at Villanova Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Villanova Theatre proudly presents Little Women: The Broadway Musical, book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and directed by Valerie Joyce. Based on Louisa May Alcott's American classic, this beloved Civil War story of love, family, and independence stands the test of time, coming to life at Villanova Theatre March 28 - April 9, 2017.   (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 3rd, 2017 - SWEAT, NEWSIES and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 3, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT begins previews on Broadway this weekend, and NEWSIES seizes the day with an encore screening at cinemas across the country! (more...)

Broadway's THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Working Out the Kinks in Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Broadway rehearsals are underway at The Lyceum Theatre for the Broadway debut of the Mischief Theatre production of The Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award winning West End hit comedy. (more...)

The Open Circle Theatre Company presents WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The Open Circle Theatre Company has announced a new production of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, directed by Daniel J. Wilner. There will be two preview performances on March 23 and March 24 at 8pm, and opening is set for Saturday, March 25 at 8pm. Waiting for Godot will play a limited engagement through April 16 at The Other Space @ The Actors Company in West Hollywood. (more...)

Open Circle Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOT to Benefit My Friend's Place
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Open Circle Theatre Company has announced a special performance of its currently running production of Waiting for Godot on Thursday, March 30 at 8pm. A post-play discussion will follow and the evening will benefit My Friend's Place, a non-profit homeless youth resource center in Hollywood. (more...)

Evening Star Productions Presents Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT
by Carol Kassie - Mar 29, 2017

Evening Star Productions will present Samuel Beckett's existential masterpiece, Waiting for Godot, at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton, from April 21 - May 7, 2017. (There will be a preview performance on April 20.) (more...)

Photo Flash: The Open Circle Theatre Company Presents WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Open Circle Theatre Company has announced a new production of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, directed by Daniel J. Wilner. There will be two preview performances on March 23 and March 24 at 8pm, and opening is set for Saturday, March 25 at 8pm. (more...)

HAMLET to Transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre Following Sold-Out Run at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

Lakewood Playhouse to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Lakewood Playhouse will present the fifth show of its 78th Season - ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, presented with THE FIFTEEN MINUTE HAMLET, both by Tom Stoppard. (more...)

THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. James Shirley's tragic masterpiece, directed by Justin Audibert, plays from 26 April - 27 May with a press performance on 28 April. (more...)

Carey Perloff to Depart American Conservatory Theater After 25 Years at the Helm
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

After 25 years at the helm, Carey Perloff, artistic director at American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), announced today that she will be departing the Bay Area's premier nonprofit theater organization following the conclusion of the 2017-18 season. (more...)

Planet Connections' 2017 Playwrights for a Cause Honors the NYCLU in July
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Founded and curated by Glory Kadigan, the annual Playwrights for a Cause benefit, hosted by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, addresses powerful social and topical issues in our society through the works of prominent playwrights. This year, the event will be Sunday, July 23, and will benefit the New York Civil Liberties Union with 'The Protest Plays,' stories of standing up to injustice written by celebrated authors, CATHERINE FILLOUX, LYLE KESSLER, JOSE RIVERA, and REGINA TAYLOR. (more...)

BWW Review: Jobsite Theater Presents Martin McDonagh's Quirky, Darkly Funny A SKULL IN CONNEMARA at the Shimberg
by Peter Nason - Mar 20, 2017

Pitch-perfect, pitch-black humor and fine performances bring this literal skull-bashing production to life. (more...)

VIDEO: Patrick Stewart & Stephen Colbert Star in 'Waiting For Godot's Obamacare's Replacement'
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

On last  night's LATE SHOW, world-renowned Shakespearean actor, Sir Patrick Stewart and Stephen Colbert spoofed Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot with the never-before-seen masterpiece - 'Waiting for Godot's Obamacare's Replacement.' (more...)

BWW Review: ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD - Redux In Rep With Hamlet At City Theatre
by Lynn Beaver - Mar 17, 2017

Tom Stoppard's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD opened last week at City Theatre alongside Shakespeare's HAMLET in REDUX IN REP, both shows with the same cast on alternate nights. (more...)

Tonye Patano to Star in Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau. The Globe is the first regional theatre in the country to mount the play, which was presented here as a reading in the 2014 Powers New Voices Festival before an acclaimed Off Broadway run. San Diego director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg makes her Globe debut to helm the award-winning drama, which is presented in association with San Diego's MOXIE Theatre, where Turner Sonnenberg is Founding Artistic Director. (more...)

Stage & Screen Stars Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan and Jeffrey Schecter Join MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The production will be conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature previously announced stars Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, Christopher Fitzgerald - with Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan, and Jeffrey Schecter just joining the lineup - alongside 130 singers of MasterVoices, with Orchestra of St. Luke's. (more...)

Michelle Dorrance, Bill Irwin, Chris Jackson, Tiler Peck and More Set for DEMO: SONG & DANCE at The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

After paying tribute to artistic inspirations during Fall 2016's DEMO, Damian Woetzel continues to unite artists from across fields around a common theme in performance on April 3, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater. This installment of the multi-genre series brings together acclaimed artists for a special one-night performance to celebrate the combination of song and dance. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

PICT Sets OEDIPUS REX in Mediterranean Africa for World Premiere Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

On March 23rd, PICT Classic Theatre will continue its 2016-2017 Season at Union Project with Sophocles' classic Greek tragedy, OEDIPUS REX. (more...)

Photo Flash: Virginia Stage Company presents VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Venus in Fur is now running at Virginia Stage Company with the official opening night on Friday, March 3. The play runs Tuesday-Sunday through March 19 with tickets in the orchestra as low as $20. Discounts available for military, students, and groups. (more...)

UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance to Present WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Samuel Beckett's absurdist play, 'Waiting for Godot,' directed by Gabor Tompa, March 7-18, at the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre District on the university's campus. (more...)

Theatrefront Announces Cast Change in THE ORANGE DOT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Due to a family emergency Jeremy Proulx has regretfully withdrawn from the production of THE ORANGE DOT. Shawn Doyle will be filling the role of Joe. (more...)

The Arvada Center Repertory Continues Season with THE DROWNING GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will continue the 2016 - 2017 Black Box Repertory season with the regional premiere of The Drowning Girls, directed by Lynne Collins, opening Friday, March 17, 2017. The Drowning Girls is written by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson, and Daniela Vlaskalic. Dark, lyrical and poignant, The Drowning Girls blends true crime with the surreal as it explores the lives and deaths of three women murdered by the same man.  (more...)

Liesl Tommy to Direct PASS OVER at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces acclaimed director Liesl Tommy, who received a Tony nomination for her direction of Eclipsed by Danai Gurira on Broadway, will direct Steppenwolf's world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu. The cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill and Cliff Chamberlain with one remaining role to be announced. (more...)

Gender, Race, and Society Take Center Stage in Theater at Monmouth's 2017 Power, Passion, and Privilege Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

 This summer, Theater at Monmouth encourages you to "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none" (All's Well That Ends Well). The plays of Season 48 explore the role of power, passion, and privilege in families, friendships, society, and politics. Through classic Shakespearean thrillers, contemporary romances, and fantastical flights of fantasy, the dynamics of gender, race, and society take center stage in 2017.  (more...)

VIDEO: Sir Ian McKellen Visits Turkey to Discuss Arts of Stage and Screen and Equality Issues
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2017

Renowned star of stage and film Sir Ian McKellen recently visited Turkey to share his work and opinions. Watch the British Council discuss Shakespeare, equality and representation, and anecdotes with the engaging actor below! (more...)

GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM, Starring Harvey Fierstein, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The Public Theater announced today a one-week extension for the world premiere of GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM, written by Martin Sherman and directed by Sean Mathias. The show officially opened on Wednesday, April 5, and was previously extended through Sunday, May 14. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, May 21. (more...)

Tony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in Horton Foote's THE TRAVELING LADY at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project will celebrate 100 years of Horton Foote as they present, in a co-production with La Femme Theatre Productions, THE TRAVELING LADY, directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

Arvada Center Closes the 2016 – 2017 Black Box Season with WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will finish its 2016 - 2017 Black Box season with Waiting for Godot, directed by Geoffrey Kent, opening Friday, April 21, 2017. Waiting for Godot was written by Samuel Beckett, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969. The play is perhaps the most iconic tragicomedy on the stage and has been described as the most significant English language play of the 20th century. (more...)

To Be Continued... Examining the History of the Broadway Sequel
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 27, 2017

'CATS 2: GRIZABELLA'S REVENGE'?, 'STILL Waiting for Godot: THE SEQUEL'? Unlike successful films, which often spawn prequels, sequels and beyond, It's not often that you see a 'Part II' attached to the title of a cherished theatrical work. But that's not to say it never happens! (more...)

BWW Interview: Counter-Productions Theatre Company's Creative Team Previews LONELY PLANET
by Veronica Bruscini - Apr 25, 2017

Counter-Productions Theatre Company closes the 2016-17 Season with a staging of Steven Dietz's LONELY PLANET. (more...)

HYSTERIA by Terry Johnson Comes to Greenwich Theatre this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

London Class Theatre, the touring company behind recent acclaimed productions of Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Beckett's Waiting for Godot, is back at Greenwich Theatre from April 27-29 with the comic version of Sigmund Freud's meeting for tea with Salvador Dali in Hampstead in 1938. (more...)

Legendary Broadway and Film Costume Designer Ann Roth Receives 2017 Michael Merritt Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The 24th Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration will take place on Monday, May 15th, 2017 at Loyola University Chicago.Legendary Broadway and Film Costume Designer Ann Roth (The Nance, The Book of Mormon, The English Patient, Midnight Cowboy) will receive the 2017 Merritt Award.  (more...)

PICT Presents Pittsburgh Premiere of SIVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

On May 4th, PICT Classic Theatre will conclude its 2016-2017 Season at Union Project with John B. Keane's tragic romance, SIVE. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 19, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! And a gracious good morning to Kate Adams Kramer, our very first Theaterati cover girl! Today we are pondering the theatrical question of 'Kevin Spacey...Tony Awards host...what the hell?' Perhaps you might opine about that bit of news and share your impressions with us: we promise not to tell a soul! (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Presents BECKETT IN BRIEF
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, presents BECKETT IN BRIEF - Rough for Radio II • The Old Tune • Krapp's Last Tape, directed by James Seymour, featuring Will Lyman, Ken Baltin and Ashley Risteen. (more...)

NYC and Austin Theatre Companies Join Forces to Present BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

AZTEC ECONOMY in association with THEATRE SYNESTHESIA is pleased to announce the Austin premiere of BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME by Casey Wimpee, directed by Leah Bonvissuto. (more...)

Danya Taymor to Direct World Premiere of PASS OVER at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced accomplished director Danya Taymor will direct Steppenwolf's world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu. (more...)

VIDEO: Playwright Antoinette Nwandu Talks PASS OVER at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. A bold, incendiary riff on Waiting for Godot, the complete cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (Moses), Julian Parker (Kitch) and Ryan Hallahan (Mister). Steppenwolf recently sat down with the playwright to discuss her new work - see what she had to say below! (more...)

MasterVoices presents BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). The production will be conducted and directed by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature Kelli O'Hara (Contrary Mary), Bill Irwin (Master Toymaker), Christopher Fitzgerald (Alan), Lauren Worsham (Jane), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Tom Tom), Jonathan Freeman (Uncle Barnaby), Chris Sullivan (Gonzorgo), Jeffrey Schecter (Roderigo), Michael Kostroff (Chief Inspector Marmaduke), and Blair Brown (The Narrator), with the 130 singers of MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's. Musical Staging by Andrew Palermo, Costume Consulting by Tracy Christensen, and Concert Adaptation by Joe Keenan and Ted Sperling. (more...)

Agape Theatre Announces Cast for BONHOEFFER'S COST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

BONHOEFFER'S COST stars Agape newcomers Cory Grabenstein as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Keoni Ramo as prison guard Klaus Klopstock, Frank Benge as the evil Judge Advocate Rott, Rachel Bremer as Bonhoeffer's fiancee Maria, and TJ Condit as Bonhoeffer's brother-in-law Hans Dohnanyi.  Agape Theatre alum Zach Bond rounds out the cast as Bonhoeffer's brother Klaus. (more...)

Thinking Cap Theatre at The Vanguard Presents the Southeastern Premiere of COLLECTIVE RAGE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Meet Betty, Betty, Betty, Betty, and Betty...Betty is rich; Betty is lonely; Betty's busy working on her truck; Betty wants to talk about love, but Betty needs to hit something. Thinking Cap Theatre's 7th Season continues with the Southeastern Premiere of COLLECTIVE RAGE: A Play in Five Betties, a timely, pointed, and playful investigation of gender. (more...)

Graham Rowat, Mortimer Brewster and More Sign on for BTG's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces additional casting for BTG's 2017 Summer Season, including Broadway actor, Graham Rowat (most recently featured in the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard) as Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace. (more...)

Aaron Posner & Teller Return to Chicago Shakespeare with MACBETH for 2017-18 Season; Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces nine productions of the 2017/18 Season-which will engage audiences with timeless stories in transformational settings. The season also marks the introduction of the Theater's new and innovative third performance venue, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Additional productions are to be announced this summer. (more...)

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