Kelli O'Hara in BABES IN TOYLAND Among MasterVoices' 75th Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

New York City's famed MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) - founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw - will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

MTC Kicks Off 50th Season with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 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. Following its TONY® Award-winning NYC run, the production began its US National Tour in 2009. It has since enjoyed successful runs at theatres around the world, however MTC's production will be one of the first professional productions in the Bay Area since the Broadway tour in 2009. (more...)

BWW Review: ENDGAME Amazing Ride
by Scott Rawson - Sep 8, 2016

   Endgame is an amazing ride…I have no idea what it's about. (more...)

Katy Perry's Sitar Player to Star in San Diego REP's DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced final casting for their upcoming production of "Disgraced," the 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Ayad Akhtar. (more...)

Collaboraction's THE MARS ASSIGNMENT Tackles Depression This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Today, a young girl presents a school project about astronomy. An ad executive is preparing to pitch a new client. A stand-up comedian prepares for a tour. Everyone is feeling it. But no one wants to talk about it. The touchy subject is depression. (more...)

BWW Review: Loudmouth Collective WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT is a Clever, Funny, and Silly Companion Play to the Beckett Classic
by Jill Schafer - Sep 28, 2016

WAITING FOR Waiting for Godot is definitely the lightest and funniest show Loudmouth Collective has done in their five seasons. And friends, it's really funny. Playwright Dave Hanson has written a clever, smart, and silly companion play to Beckett's classic absurdist play Waiting for Godot, in which two understudies are waiting backstage for their moment in the spotlight. Much like the original, WAITING FOR Waiting for Godot is kind of just two idiots blathering about nothing. But in doing so the play touches on the nature of acting and waiting and being. It's another great choice for Loudmouth. As much as I love their dark and intense side, what a treat it is to watch them be fun and playful, while still putting on a sharp and all-around high-quality production with a dream team of cast and creative. In short - go see it! (more...)

Playwrights Foundation Announces the 11th Annual Rough Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Playwrights Foundation (PF) is pleased to announce the line-up of playwrights for the 2016-2017 Rough Readings Series in partnership with the National Center for New Plays at Stanford University, now in its 11th year. Beginning October 24th and 25th with workshop early draft  readings of ALL FALL DOWN by Lisa Ramirez (PF Resident Playwright), the series continues monthly December 2016 through May 2017 with seven exceptional new works that are pushing into new theatrical territory, challenging assumptions, and presenting deeply felt dilemmas within our culture and world society. (more...)

Mitch Greenberg, Erika LaVonn and More Set for Premiere Stages' MY LORD, WHAT A NIGHT Benefit Performance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Premiere Stages at Kean University will host an exclusive benefit performance of the 2015/2016 Liberty Live Commission, My Lord, What a Night by Deborah Brevoort, at Liberty Hall Museum on Friday, October 14. (more...)

Playwrights Foundation Announces the 11th Annual Rough Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Playwrights Foundation (PF) is pleased to announce the line-up of playwrights for the 2016-2017 Rough Readings Series in partnership with the National Center for New Plays at Stanford University, now in its 11th year. Beginning October 24th and 25th with workshop early draft  readings of ALL FALL DOWN by Lisa Ramirez (PF Resident Playwright), the series continues monthly December 2016 through May 2017 with seven exceptional new works that are pushing into new theatrical territory, challenging assumptions, and presenting deeply felt dilemmas within our culture and world society. (more...)

Tony-Nominated Eleanor Reissa Will Direct New Yiddish Rep's GOD OF VENGEANCE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The Tony-nominated director Eleanor Reissa is set to helm New Yiddish Rep's contemporary staging of Sholem Asch's notorious drama 'God of Vengeance' at La MaMa this winter. The Yiddish language production's Off-Broadway opening is on Christmas Day, Sunday December 25 at 7:30pm with previews beginning Thursday December 22.  It will run for five weeks and 33 performances through Sunday January 22. (more...)

Adrian Edmondson to Star in BITS OF ME ARE FALLING APART at Soho Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Adrian Edmondson is to star in an adaptation of William Leith's at once richly comic, darkly satirical and weepingly emotional bestseller Bits of Me are Falling Apart. (more...)

THE EXORCIST Premieres at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

A new production of The Exorcist, directed by Sean Mathias, will receive its UK premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Friday 21 October - Saturday 5 November 2016. The cast features Jenny Seagrove in the role of Chris, Peter Bowles as Father Merrin and Adam Garcia as Damien. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart Open In NO MAN'S LAND
by Marianka Swain - Sep 21, 2016

Ian McKellen plays 'Spooner', Patrick Stewart plays 'Hirst', Owen Teale plays 'Briggs' and Damien Molony plays 'Foster' in Sean Mathias' production of Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, which had its West End press night last night at Wyndham's Theatre following a UK tour. No Man's Land was first performed at Wyndham's in 1975 with Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, following its premiere at the National Theatre. (more...)

The Cockpit's 'Mapping Beckett' Series to Launch with BECKETT & THE BIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The new season of Mapping Beckett starts with Beckett's relationship with religion on Sunday 25th September 2016 at 7 p.m. The monthly performed readings and discussion charting the iconic Irish writer's reference points, work and life continues at The Cockpit. Tickets: £7. (more...)

BWW Review: WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT, St James Theatre, 1 September 2016
by Marianka Swain - Sep 2, 2016

The show must go on. And on. Even for the understudies trapped in theatrical purgatory, forever waiting for their chance to perform. So far so Beckett? That's the premise of American playwright Dave Hanson's affectionate absurdist parody, offering a lighter take on the master's existential philosophising. (more...)

EgoPo Classic Theater Announces DELIRIUM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

When a modern Irish playwright meets a Russian classic - all hell breaks loose. On October 28, EgoPo presents the Philadelphia premiere of Theatre O and Enda Walsh's raucous revisioning of The Brothers Karamazov. Through an explosion of light, sound and puppetry, this theatrical outburst of toxic masculinity will grab audiences by the throat. Three brothers are locked in an eternal family struggle with their abusive patriarch culminating in an epic theological battle. Delirium previews October 26-27 and opens Friday, October 28. The show runs three weeks, closing on Sunday, November 13. Tickets start at $25. Performances are at the Latvian Society Theater on 7th and Spring Garden. (more...)

BMW Review: Searching for Identity in HELEN AND I
by Brendan Daly - Sep 19, 2016

Debut playwright Meadhbh McHugh tackles traditional themes of home, identity, and duty in Druid's world premiere of Helen and I. (more...)

Dialogue with Three Chords Continues Sixth Season with BECKETT & JOYCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) continues their sixth season of independent theatre in Greenwich Village with BECKETT & JOYCE. Written by Stephen Gracia and directed by Michael LoPorto, the full-length original play sees its debut at 8pm on Thursday, September 22, downstairs at Mr. Dennehy's on 63 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014. Admission is free with a $3 suggested donation. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Presents GOOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

New Repertory Theatre presents Good by C.P. Taylor, co-presented with Boston Center for American Performance, October 8-30, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $30-$59 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. Subscription packages that include Good are also available. (more...)

The Secret Theatre Presents THE UNDERPANTS GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Secret Theatre is pleased to announce full production of Duncan Pflaster's Award Winning play THE UNDERPANTS GODOT. The limited two week engagement will take place at the Secret Theatre (44-02 23rd St Long Island City, NYC, NY 11101-5000). Performances are Thursday th at 7pm, Wednesday August 19th at 7pm, Friday August 28th at 9pm, and Saturday August 29th at 9pm. Tickets are on sale at (more...)

Rose Theatre, Kingston Announces Full Cast for Arthur Miller's Masterpiece, ALL MY SONS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announced the full company for its new production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. Award-winning Michael Rudman directs David Horovitch as Joe Keller and Penny Downie as Kate Keller with Alex Waldmann (Chris Keller), Grace Carter (Lydia Lubey), Edward Harrison (George Deever), William Meredith (Frank Lubey), Alison Pargeter (Sue Bayliss), David Partridge (Jim Bayliss) and Francesca Zoutewelle (Ann Deever). The production opens on 2 November, with previews from 28 October, and runs until 19 November. (more...)

Cast Announced for SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY at Centenary Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Veteran actors return to Centenary Stage Company (CSC) next month for the October production of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, October 7 through 23 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center in Hackettstown.  The production will be directed by Carl Wallnau, award-winning CSC Artistic Director.  (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club Pushes Back Fall Benefit Honoring Nathan Lane
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's 2016 Fall Benefit, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, will now take place on Monday evening, November 21 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). (more...)

Darryl Maximilian Robinson Will Appear as a Guest on THE ACTOR'S CHOICE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Veteran and award-winning stage actor, play director and theatre producer Darryl Maximilian Robinson, the Founder of the award-winning, multiracial, professional classical and contemporary chamber theatre, The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago, and who will be appearing Oct. 14th through the 16th as the great Broadway impresario extraordinaire Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.. in new Conundrum Theatre Company revival production of FUNNY GIRL at The Historic Rialto Theatre, will discuss his life and times in his new home of L A and his 42-year-long non-Equity professional stage career and involvement in the live performing arts at 11:30 am Monday September 19th 2016 as a guest on "THE ACTOR'S CHOICE" an internet informational arts program hosted by noted entertainment and performing arts journalist Ron Brewington.   (more...)

Loudmouth Collective Presents WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT by Dave Hanson
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there's more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they're going to have to get used to it. Waiting for Waiting for Godot explores the absurd hilarity of theater and the meaning of fame. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company Presents the Regional Premiere of SISTER PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Sister Play, the third production in Chester Theatre Company's 2016 season, will have its regional premiere on Wednesday, August 3 at 8:00 p.m. in the Chester Town Hall at 15 Middlefield Road, Chester, MA. (more...)

The Box Colony Theatre's IS THAT DANNY DEVITO? Heads to FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Written in the style of the absurdist comedies of Samuel Beckett, the new play Is That Danny DeVito? And Other Questions from West of the Hudson focuses on the psychological non-adventures of two over-educated but under-employed millennials as they wait for a perpetually delayed bus to deliver them from their New England campsite to their beloved Garden State. (more...)

Casey Cott, Stark Sands, Marin Mazzie and Solea Pfeiffer to Star in PRINCE OF EGYPT Concert in Long Island
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Bay Street Theater and DreamWorks Theatricals are pleased to present a premiere concert reading of the new stage adaptation of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, book by Philip LaZebnik (writer of Mulan, Pocahontas) and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (composer of Wicked, Pippin, Godspell). (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/22; LuPone/Ebersole in WAR PAINT, HUNCHBACK at Ogunquit, BYE, BYE BIRDIE at Goodspeed and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 22, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Maine, Chicago, San Diego and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include LuPone/Ebersole in Goodman Theatre's WAR PAINT, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit, and SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe, just to name a few. (more...)

CHIPANDGUS: A COMEDY WITH BALLS! to Play FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Fat Knight Theatre is proud to present ChipandGus as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Tennessee Williams's A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR at The Print Room
by Marianka Swain - Aug 9, 2016

Artistic Director of The Print Room at the Coronet Anda Winters today announces the full cast for Tennessee Williams' rarely performed A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR, which opens the theatre's new Autumn season. Michael Oakley directs Debbie Chazen as Bodey, Hermione Gulliford as Helena, Laura Rogers as Dorothea and Julia Watson as Miss Gluck. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September and runs until 7 October. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in NO MAN'S LAND
by Nora Dominick - Aug 9, 2016

Ian McKellen plays 'Spooner', Patrick Stewart plays 'Hirst', Owen Teale plays 'Briggs' and Damien Molony plays 'Foster' inSean Mathias' production of Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, which started touring venues across the UK on 3 August prior to a limited engagement at London's Wyndham's Theatre from 8 September with opening night for national press on 20 September. BroadwayWorld has your FIRST LOOK at the production below! (more...)

Tympanic Theatre Company Announces 10th Tenth Season, New Leadership & Branding
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Tympanic Theatre Company announces its tenth season of programming, along with a new executive team, and new branding designed by Tympanic Artistic Associate, Joshua Mikel. (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 Pit Announces Full Theatrical Run of ROOM 4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The Academy Awards has a race problem. It's big. But the four black actors in Room 4 aren't particularly concerned with that, because they have a much bigger problem at hand. They've just realized they're stuck in a time loop, auditioning for the same 'Drug Dealer #2' role over and over. What once felt like a messed- up metaphor has become a literal existential nightmare. Get them out of there. (more...)

BWW Blog: Dayana Sanchez - Diversity Series: POC
by Guest Blogger: Dayana Sanchez - Aug 4, 2016

THROUGHOUT OUR COLLEGE CAREER AS THEATRE MAJORS WE ARE ASKED TO READ AND DISCUSS PLAYWRIGHTS THAT HAVE CHANGED AND CONTRIBUTED TO THEATRE. We read about THE GREATS Shakespeare, Ibsen, Shaw, Moliere, Brecht, Beckett and many other playwrights that have pushed traditional theatre creating and producing something different. Reading about 'The Greats' is a given in theatre education, Valuing the work of the playwrights and ultimately educating students of different time periods and exploring themes of the era. (more...)

Everybody Knows Their Names! Grayson Powell, Jillian Louis, Barry Pearl and More Set for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment have just announced casting for the upcoming National Touring production of CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, September 30-October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

NO MAN'S LAND Leads September's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

The capital is never short of theatre temptations, whether big West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From two theatrical titans taking on Pinter to the RSC in London and an unusual dining experience, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews... (more...)

The Catastrophic Theatre Presents BURIED CHILD by Sam Shepard
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Corn has begun to grow again at a remote farmhouse where the Fields have been fallow for decades. A young man returns to his family home only to discover that no one recognizes him. The time has come for a twisted secret to come to light. Equal parts dark comedy, family drama, and mysterious ceremony of renewal, Buried Child is the play that vaulted Sam Shepard into the First rank of American playwrights and won him the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

MAN IN THE RING to Make World Premiere at the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents the World Premiere of Man in the Ring by Michael Cristofer, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. (more...)

BWW Preview: 2016-2017 Appleton Area University Theater Schedules
by Meredith Kreisa - Aug 26, 2016

Local universities offer exciting shows at affordable prices, and the 2016-2017 season is no exception. (more...)

Realwheels Theatre Presents One of Canada's Most Important Plays, CREEPS, December 1-10 at The Cultch
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Forty-five years after stunning audiences and sweeping theatre awards across Canada and the U.S., Realwheels Theatre is proud to present David E. Freeman's CREEPS at The Cultch from Thursday, December 1st to Saturday, December 10, 2016. (more...)

Guest Blog: Playwright Dave Hanson On WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT
by Guest Blogger: Dave Hanson - Aug 22, 2016

Playwright Dave Hanson on Beckett parody Waiting For Waiting for Godot at St James Theatre (more...)

Monica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH Travels Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Michael Alden Productions presents the New York premiere of NOT THAT JEWISH, written and performed by Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated writer and comedian Monica Piper (Writer of Roseanne, Mad About You, Rugrats) and directed by Mark Waldrop (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly, Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends). (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...)

The Dragon Theatre Presents the Existential Classic Waiting For Godot
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Voted 'the most significant English language play of the 20th century" in a survey of playwrights, Waiting for Godot is considered a masterpiece of surrealist existentialism. Two wandering vagabonds, Vladimir and Estragon, wait by a lonely tree, to meet up with Mr. Godot, an enigmatic figure in a world where time, place and memory are blurred and meaning is where you find it. The men hope that Godot will change their lives for the better. Instead, two eccentric travelers arrive, one man on the end of the other's rope. The results are both surprisingly funny and somehow touching, and the trip will bend your brain in this vigorous conception of Samuel Beckett's classic. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The latest hilarious comedy directed by Mark Bell, the critically acclaimed director behind the Olivier-award winning The Play That Goes Wrong and recent hit The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. BroadwayWorld has your first look at rehearsals for WAITING FOR Waiting for Godot! Check it out below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

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Initial Casting Announced for John Harvey's DARKNESS DARKNESS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Initial casting has been announced for the Nottingham Playhouse and New Perspectives production of John Harvey's own adaptation of his acclaimed novel Darkness Darkness which receives its premiere this autumn. (more...)

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