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Evening Star Productions and Sol Children Theatre Announce 2017-2018 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Although Evening Star Productions and Sol Children Theatre are not yet through their fourth and fifteenth seasons, both companies - under the direction of founder and Artistic Director Rosalie Grant - are deep into preparation for next year's productions. (more...)

BWW Review: Rajiv Joseph's ARCHDUKE Plays Out with Comedic Brilliance at MTF
by Don Grigware - May 9, 2017

Playwright Rajiv Joseph, best known for his critically acclaimed Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo has done it again with his world premiere play Archduke now onstage at the MTF through June 4. Based on fact and meticulously researched in Sarajevo where Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated in 1914 by Joseph and his director Giovanna Sardelli, the play has the ring of truth, but what catapults it into the sphere of brilliance is its dark humor that masks the gravity beneath. (more...)

Lightning Rod Theatre Presents World Premiere of THIS SIDE OF SWEETWATER
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

Lightning Rod Theater is proud to present the World Premiere of This Side of Sweetwater opening June 10th at the Asylum at McCadden Place Theatre (1157 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038) on Saturday, June 3, 7 p.m. (preview), Saturday, June 10, 9 p.m. (opening), Sunday, June 11, 4 p.m., Friday, June 16, 11:30 p.m., Friday, June 23, 10:30 p.m., Saturday, June 24, 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 (more...)

The Scottish Drama Training Network to Premiere Mark Thomson's SNOWFLAKE at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

In January this year The Scottish Drama Training Network (SDTN) and Pleasance Theatre Trust announced a new initiative to support Acting, Performance and Technical Theatre graduates from Scotland's Colleges and Higher Education Institutions as they make the transition from training to industry. (more...)

WAITING FOR GODOT Returns to Arts Theatre London
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

ABA International Touring UK and The Arts Theatre announce the definitive homecoming of Samuel Beckett's existential masterpiece Waiting for Godot presented by AC Productions, as it returns to the home of the original production after more than sixty years when it shocked, and delighted audiences alike (05 - 23 September 2017). (more...)

Julian Glover to Return to Bristol Old Vic in Politically Charged JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Rehearsals begin for the thrilling political tragedy Julius Caesar, directed by Simon Dormandy, in a follow up to last year's ground-breaking collaboration between Bristol Old Vic and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School's graduating students. Performances will play 9 June-1 July 2017, with press night slated for 14 June. (more...)

Priority Sale For WAITING FOR GODOT At The Arts Theatre Now Open!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot returns to the Arts Theatre from 5 to 23 September, 62 years since making its English-language premiere at the same venue in London's West End. Tickets go on general sale this Friday, but we have special advanced access, plus no booking fee! Book tickets now from £19.55 (more...)

Director Patrick Sandford Performs his Solo Show GROOMED at Soho Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

It is unusual for a director to become a performer. Patrick Sandford does so at the age of 65 to perform his solo show GROOMED, a play that was 50 years in the writing. (more...)

THIRTEEN's 'Theater Close-Up' to Present Signature Theatre's OLD HATS, 6/13
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

Theater Close-Up -- the unique collaboration between THIRTEEN and the large community of New York City area Off-Broadway and regional theaters - presents Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner in their award-winning, critically acclaimed production of OLD HATS from Signature Theatre (more...)

Heartfelt Comedy WELCOME TO HERETOFORE to Play Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

WELCOME TO HERETOFORE, a world premiere comedy written by Steve Nevil, was developed at Theatre West and presented in their annual "best of workshop" festival, WestFest 2016 last fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's PASS OVER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production ofPass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. A provocative and hilarious riff on Waiting for Godot, the complete cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (Moses), Julian Parker (Kitch) and Ryan Hallahan (Mister). Pass Over runs June 1 - July 9, 2017 in the Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. Press performances are Saturday, June 10 at 3pm and Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30pm. Tickets ($20-$89) are available through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. Note: There are a limited number of $30 seats for all performances located in the first front two rows of the theatre with code "CLOSEUP." (more...)

Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, French Stewart and More to Lead TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced a very special theatrical event, Bruce Davison, Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, Charles Shaughnessy, French Stewart & Vanessa Stewart starring in TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE, written by Dan Duling and directed by Michael Arabian. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at PASS OVER, Coming to Steppenwolf This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. A hilarious and incendiary riff on Waiting for Godot, the complete cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (Moses), Julian Parker (Kitch) and Ryan Hallahan (Mister). Pass Over runs June 1 - July 9, 2017 in the Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. Press performances are Saturday, June 10 at 3pm and Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30pm. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in character below! (more...)

Jesus Arrested as Illegal Immigrant in New Political Play CHRIST DETAINED at Planet Connections
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Playwright and director Anthony P. Pennino has announced the world premiere of his play Christ Detained by the Department of Homeland Security as part of the 2017 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The play stars Joseph Jones as Jesus of Nazareth and Karl Knapp as Special Agent Clyde Hill. The first performance is Wednesday June 14 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Hal Linden Signs on for TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced that acclaimed actor Hal Linden (replacing the previously announced Bruce Davison) has been added to its very special theatrical event also starring Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, Charles Shaughnessy, French Stewart & Vanessa Stewart in TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE, written by Dan Duling and directed by Michael Arabian. (more...)

ABC Exec Confirms ROSEANNE Revival; Original Cast to Return
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

In a conference call with reporters today, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey confirmed that a revival of the hit 1990's comedy series ROSEANNE will air sometime during the 2017-18 season. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Stages THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 6/8-18
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents William Shakespeare's madcap, joyous The Comedy of Errors on the U of M's Theatre Mainstage from June 8-18. (more...)

Photo Flash: HARVEY Hops His Way to the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, concludes the 2016-2017 Season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Harvey by Mary Chase, directed by Devon De Mayo. Harvey runs May 11 - June 11, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

J.R.R. Tolkien's Great Grandson to Bring New Play TEREZIN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Steinberg Theater Group announced today that TEREZIN, written and directed by Nicholas Tolkien, the great grandson of novelist J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings trilogy), will make its world premiere at New York's Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, 4th Floor) for a strictly limited engagement beginning Tuesday, June 13 through Sunday, July 2, 2017. Opening Night is set for Tuesday, June 20 at 7:00pm. (more...)

THE LOVER BY HAROLD PINTER Comes to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Sarah and Richard lead a perfectly balanced married life in the suburbs. Richard leaves for work every day as a respectable businessman. He agrees not to return before six so that Sarah can enjoy her lover after lunch. He visits a prostitute in this time. But there is a flaw. When Richard suggests the four of them meet, the role playing games get out of hand and lead to unexpected conflict. The lover tires of his mistress and their worlds collide. (more...)

Natalie Dormer and David Oakes Star In VENUS IN FUR at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

TRH Productions will present Natalie Dormer and David Oakes in the West End premiere of David Ives' hit Broadway play Venus in Fur this autumn for a strictly limited nine week engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. This critically-acclaimed two-hander will run from 6 October to 9 December with opening night for press on 17 October. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 4/09/2017
by BWW - Apr 9, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/09/2017 for Seattle (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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Denver (more...)

2017 Spoleto Festival Announces Lineup - Dee Dee Bridgewater, WAITING FOR GODOT, EUGENE ONEGIN and More; Beg. 5/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Festival General Director Nigel Redden has announced the program for the 41st annual Spoleto Festival USA, taking place May 26 through June 11, 2017, in Charleston, South Carolina. "On the heels of a hugely exciting 40th season, this year's Festival promises to build on that momentum, with even more dance and theater performances than in previous years," says Redden. "Charleston's rich history in the arts comes alive during each Festival, and we will explore that history and add to it again in 2017." (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 28th, 2017 - FRIENDS Musical Parody and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 28, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: A FRIENDS musical parody arrives at Feinstein's/54 Below and more! (more...)

Laurie Metcalf, John Goodman & More Set for Revival of TV's ROSEANNE?
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

An eight-episode limited revival of the hit 1990's comedy series ROSANNE is in the works. Cast members Roseanne Barr, John Goodman Sara Gilbert and Laurie Metcalf are expected to reprise their iconic roles (more...)

MasterVoices Announces Establishment of The Roger Rees Fund for Musical Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) announces the establishment of The Roger Rees Fund for Musical Theater, honoring the late stage, film and television actor Roger Rees and celebrating the company's long, warm and fruitful artistic collaboration with him.   (more...)

Shuler Hensley to Give a Close Shave in SWEENEY TODD at Atlanta Opera
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will slay audiences at Atlanta Opera next June, starring Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley in his company debut in the title role. Meredith Arwady will sing the role of Mrs. Lovett. (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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Denver (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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Seattle (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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