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Stick it to the Man! SCHOOL OF ROCK Recoups Its Entire Broadway Investment
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway smash hit School of Rock - The Musical has recouped its entire investment on Broadway, making the show an undisputed hit simultaneously on Broadway and the West End. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Robert Sean Leonard as KING RICHARD II at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Complete!
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the first offering in the 2017 Summer Shakespeare Festival: William Shakespeare's epic King Richard II, helmed by award-winning director Erica Schmidt (Off Broadway's A Month in the Country, All the Fine Boys, Humor Abuse) in her Globe debut. The play will run June 11 - July 15, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run June 11 - 17. Opening night is Sunday, June 18 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below, plus Robert Sean Leonard in character as King Richard II! (more...)

Angela Lansbury's Nephew, David Lansbury, Will Join Her in THE CHALK GARDEN Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Additional principal casting has been confirmed for the Angela Lansbury-helmed reading of Enid Bagnold's British drama The Chalk Garden, a benefit for The Acting Company to be held for one night only, Monday, June 19, at 7 PM, at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues. (more...)

BWW Review: CIRCUS 1903 at Music Hall At Fair Park
by Kyle Christopher West - May 28, 2017

BWW Review: CIRCUS 1903 at Music Hall At Fair Park (more...)

Canadian Actress Andrea Bucko Makes Waves in Hollywood
by Movies News Desk - May 26, 2017

In her latest screen appearance, Canadian actress Andrea Bucko (Big Eyes, The Orchard) leads a cast of lauded, next-generation film stars who join veteran Sam Neillin a harrowing portrayal of a true Cold War escape. (more...)

Theater Unspeakable to Bring THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION to Arden Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Theater Unspeakable brings their brand of family friendly, physical theater to Philadelphia with The American Revolution, a whirlwind re-telling of the American fight for independence. It runs in Arden Theatre Company's Studio Theatre, June 2-June 11, 2017. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Nathan Lane-Led Revival of ANGELS IN AMERICA Heading to Broadway Next Season?
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

London's National Theatre's revival of ANGELS IN AMERICA, starring Nathan Lane, may find its way across the pond to the Great White Way!  (more...)

Full Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Kevin Elyot's Final Play TWILIGHT SONG
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

TWILIGHT SONG, the final play by Kevin Elyot, writer of the classic comedy My Night with Reg, will receive its world premiere at Park Theatre from 12 July - 12 August, with a press night on 17 July. (more...)

FAITHFUL RUSLAN - THE STORY OF A GUARD DOG and More Set for 10th Anniversary Season at Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Autumn 2017 will mark the 10th Anniversary of the Belgrade Theatre's B2 Auditorium with a landmark production of Faithful Ruslan - The Story of a Guard Dog co-produced with the Glasgow's Citizen's Theatre and directed by the internationally renowned Helena Kaut-Howson. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Look at THE TEMPEST at Houston Ballet
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

From tonight, May 25, through June 4, Houston Ballet presents the North American Premiere of David Bintley's magical ballet, The Tempest. In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, Mr. Bintley has created a fantastical production based on The Bard's well-known play. Scroll down for a look at the dancers in action! (more...)

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE Comes to Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

One of the UK's best-loved plays, Jim Cartwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, has gone into rehearsals at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre. The show will open the theatre's summer season in June. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Me The People: The Trump America Musical, a new musical revue with a book and lyrics by Nancy Holson (Bush Wars, The News in Revue on PBS - 5 Emmy Awards, Ludwig Live!) and directed and choreographed by Jay Falzone (Bush Wars, Cooking with the Calamari Sisters), will play at The Triad (158 W. 72nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues), it was announced today by producer Jim Russek. (more...)

Amy Justman, Theresa McCarthy, and Noah Weisberg to Headline NYTB's New Musicals MARTIAN CHILD and GOING SOUTH
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The tenth season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series continues on Monday, May 22, 2017 at The Cell with pre-premieres of two new musicals: Martian Child and Going South. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bryan Terrell Clark, Lora Lee Gayer and More Sing Bobby Cronin Tunes in #LOVEISLOVE
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

On Sunday, March 26th, award-winning composer/writer Bobby Cronin made an exciting return to the NYC concert stage in the exquisite W NY Times Square. As part of the new 'Live In The Living Room' series, brought to you by the producers of BROADWAY AT W, Cronin's concert titled #LOVE IS LOVE featured many of Broadway's favorite voices serenading the tunes of Cronin's catalogue. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Thomas Dennis, Bob Fox, and More Announced for UK Tour of WAR HORSE
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The National Theatre's today (17 May 2017 ) announced the 34 strong cast for its acclaimed production of War Horse which begins a major tour of the UK on 15 September 2017. (more...)

by Jenny Gilbert - May 16, 2017

From The Sound of Music to Gareth Malone's The Choir, the redemptive power of choral singing has provided a wealth of feel-good stories. The discipline, the communal spirit, the beauty of the music bring out the best in everyone. Just not the 17-year-old pupils of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, a fictional convent school in the Scottish coastal town of Oban. For them, the prospect of a trip to Edinburgh to compete in a choral competition is merely a chance to be off the leash for an afternoon and 'get mental'. (more...)

Shirine Babb, Alyssa Bresnahan, and Full Cast Announced for Roundabout's NAPOLI, BROOKLYN
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has announced the full company for Meghan Kennedy's (Too Much, Too Much, Too Many) new play Napoli, Brooklyn, commissioned by Roundabout, directed by Gordon Edelstein. (more...)

Nashville's OZ Arts Center Reveals 2017-18 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 15, 2017

OZ Arts Nashville, Music City's critically acclaimed and pioneering contemporary arts center, Monday announced its 2017-18 season, programmed by artistic director Lauren Snelling to include works that are described, by turns, as viscerally beautiful, death-defying, innovative and topical. Headlining the range of offerings is the December 1 appearance of the legendary American soprano Renee Fleming who will be starring in the 2018 Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. (more...)

David Walliams' THE FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON Lands at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

3…2…1… Blast Off! Edinburgh Festival Fringe audiences will have the chance to experience an explosively funny space adventure as David Walliams' stage adaptation of The First Hippo on the Moon touches down in Edinburgh this August. (more...)

Cast Announced for the Premiere of Tim Luscombe's Stage Adaptation of EMMA
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Romance, scheming and mistaken intentions, Jane Austen's original romantic comedy Emma, brought to life in many on-screen adaptations, finds a new incarnation in a sparkling new stage adaptation by acclaimed writer Tim Luscombe (Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park and Persuasion). (more...)

RUNNING WILD is Brought to Life at The Marlowe Theatre this Month
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Michael Morpurgo's novel Running Wild is brought to life at The Marlowe Theatre later this month. (more...)

Bush Theatre Announces Casting for HIR Starring Arthur Darvill
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Casting is announced today for the UK premiere of Hir, written by Taylor Mac (24-Decade History of Popular Music) and directed by Nadia Fall (Disgraced). Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, Broadchurch, Once) will play Isaac, Griffyn Gilligan (Teddy Ferrara) plays younger sibling Max, Ashley McGuire (Shopping and F***ing, The Suicide) will play their mom Paige and Andy Williams (The 39 Steps, War Horse) plays her husband Arnold. (more...)

Verdant and Pemberley Productions Presents PRIVATE PEACEFUL
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Following on from the worldwide success of Michael Morpurgo's best selling book, film and stage play War Horse, Simon Reade adapts and directs a stage version of Morpurgo's award-winning book, Private Peaceful. (more...)

Advance Box Office Tops £10M as Full Cast Announced for UK Tour of THE BAND
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

The full cast are now announced for David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Take That's UK Tour of Tim Firth's new musical, THE BAND, with the music of Take That.  The tour will begin at Manchester Opera House on 8 September, with a national press night on Tuesday 26 September 2017.  The advance box office for the tour has now topped a record-breaking £10million. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2017 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

Casting Complete for Angela Lansbury-Led THE CHALK GARDEN Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Final casting has been confirmed for The Acting Company's benefit reading of British drama The Chalk Garden by Enid Bagnold, starring Angela Lansbury. The one-night-only event will take place on Monday, June 19 at 7 PM, at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, presented by The Acting Company in association with Andrew Bryan and Opus Blue Productions. (more...)

Smoke & Mirrors to Stage Reading of Zoey Martinson's OLITYELWE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

OLITYELWE (The Forgotten) comes to Washington D.C. after performing off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters in New York and touring internationally in partnership with the US State Department in South Africa and to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe at Summerhall. (more...)

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch Celebrates 25 Years of Nurturing Young Talent
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The Queen's Theatre Hornchurch is thrilled to be celebrating 25 years of nurturing and showcasing young talent in the form of its dynamic youth theatre, QYouth this July. To mark this brilliant achievement, the theatre is hosting a celebratory family fundraising weekend on 8 - 9 July. It's an opportunity for the theatre and the local community to come together and celebrate the success and development of its youth theatre, QYouth; as well as fundraise so it can continue to grow and enrich the lives of young people for the next 25 years. (more...)

Adam Langdon to Lead 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' National Tour at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Casting is set for the Los Angeles engagement of the National Theatre production of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" presented at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. The Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens is adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel and directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott ("War Horse"). "Curious Incident…" previews August 2, opens August 3 and continues through September 10, 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ANIMAL Celebrates Opening Night at the Atlantic!
by Walter McBride - Jun 7, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company presents the New York premiere play Animal by Clare Lizzimore (Mint) and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Harper Regan, Bluebird). Animal began previews May 24 Off-Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16 Street) and plays through Sunday, July 2. (more...)

Lizzy Watts to Play Title Role in National Theatre's HEDDA GABLER in Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The National Theatre has announced that Lizzy Watts will take the title role of Hedda Gabler which, following a sold-out run at the National Theatre earlier this year, arrives at Theatre Royal, Glasgow in January next year. (more...)

Photo Flash: Check out Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, and More in National Theatre Live's ANGELS IN AMERICA Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The first footage of Angels in America - hailed by critics as one of the theatre shows of the year - has been released ahead of its broadcast in cinemas next month as part of National Theatre Live. Part 1 will be in cinemas on Thursday 20th July and Part 2 on Thursday 27th July. Check out photos from the broadcast below! (more...)

VIDEO: See Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane and More in the Trailer for National Theatre Live's ANGELS IN AMERICA Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

As previously announced, National Theatre Live will broadcast ANGELS IN AMERICA, Tony Kushner's multi-award-winning two-part play, this summer. Part One: Millennium Approaches will be in cinemas from 20 July. Part Two: Perestroika will be in cinemas from 27 July. Watch the trailer for the cinema events below! (more...)

Stratford Circus Arts Centre and Newham Council Give Over 5000 Free Theatre Tickets to Primary School Pupils
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Offering the opportunity to every Newham schoolchild in Year 6 to see a theatre show for free, Stratford Circus Arts and London Borough of Newham's Every Child A Theatre Goer initiative returns for the fifth time in September 2017. The scheme inspires children by introducing them to theatre - often for the first time - and helping to develop their learning within and beyond the curriculum. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Angela Lansbury & Cast Take Bows in Acting Company's THE CHALK GARDEN
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 20, 2017

Just last night, the Acting Company held a one-night-only benefit reading of British drama The Chalk Garden by Enid Bagnold, starring Angela Lansbury. Completing the cast were Tedra Millan (Present Laughter, The Wolves) as Laurel, Patricia Conolly (The Front Page), Michele Tauber (Mint Theatre's The Charity That Began at Home), Holly Villaire (Scapino), Francesca Faridany (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) as Miss Madrigal, Simon Jones (Blithe Spirit, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) as the Judge, David Lansbury (War Horse) as Maitland and Charlotte Parry (The Importance of Being Earnest) as Olivia. (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

Step Right Up for CIRCUS 1903-GOLDEN AGE OF CIRCUS at Society for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Step right up, step right up! Circus 1903-Golden Age of Circus will help cap off SPA's 50th Anniversary Season, for several performances June 9th through the 11th in Jones Hall, presented by the Society for the Performing Arts. (more...)

ANIMAL, Starring Rebecca Hall, Extends at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the New York premiere play Animal by Clare Lizzimore (Mint) and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Harper Regan, Bluebird) has been extended an additional week through Sunday, July 2 in advance of officially opening next Tuesday, June 6. (more...)

CIRCUS 1903 Brings Joy to Children of North Texas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) in collaboration with Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children arranged a special performance of CIRCUS 1903 - The Golden Age of Circus for patients and their families at the hospital on May 24, 2017. Through a partnership with Big Thought, DSM Kids Club program also welcomed 200 children to the Music Hall at Fair Park for a complimentary performance of CIRCUS 1903 and a variety of pre-show activities on May 27, 2017. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

CTHULU: THE MUSICAL is Coming to Seattle This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

After six weeks of sold-out performances in Oregon, Puppeteers for Fears, Oregon's only dedicated puppet musical horror troupe, will be bringing its original show, Cthulhu: the Musical, to Seattle for performances at 18th and Union July 21, 22 and 24. (more...)

Newly Formed Elliott & Harper Productions Announce First West End Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Marianne Elliott, the Olivier and Tony Award-winning director of the National Theatre's hugely successful productions of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse and producer Chris Harper's newly formed theatre company, Elliott & Harper Productions, announced the UK premiere of their first West End show today:  Simon Stephens' Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle.  (more...)

Geordie Brookman Introduces a Creative Ensemble at State Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

2017 marks a new direction for State Theatre Company, with the formation of a Creative Ensemble - a group of actors and creatives taking residence to work on a number of productions and creative developments in 2017 and 2018. At the time of formation, in 2017 State Theatre Company is the only major theatre company in Australia to engage a resident ensemble of actors. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: A Visit to New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' CURTAIN UP Exhibit
by Leah Lane - Jun 16, 2017

"Curtain Up: Celebrating Forty Years of Theatre in New York and London" opened at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center October 31st. The idea for the exhibit was conceived when the Society of London Theatre wanted to create a display in conjunction with London's Victoria and Albert Museum to honor forty years of the Olivier Awards. Doug Reside, who is the curator for the Theatre Division at the library, explained that eventually "those conversations [between SOLT and V&A] started to morph about including us and including the Tony's." From there Reside worked with Anna Landreth Strong, V&A Curator of Modern and Contemporary Theatre and Performance, to create an exhibit that worked on both sides of the Atlantic. To qualify for the exhibit a show must have been nominated for both a Tony Award and an Olivier Award, won one of those nominations, and had a production within the last 40 years.  (more...)

National Theatre Announces June 2017-January 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

National Theatre has announced today the new season for June 2017 - January 2018. Take a look at the shows coming to the theatre! (more...)

CTHULU: THE MUSICAL is Coming to Portland This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

After six weeks of sold-out performances in Ashland, Puppeteers for Fears, Oregon's only dedicated puppet musical horror troupe, will be bringing its original show, Cthulhu: the Musical, to Portland for performances at The Shoebox Theater July 14-15. (more...)

CTHULU: THE MUSICAL is Coming to Seattle This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

???????After six weeks of sold-out performances in Oregon, Puppeteers for Fears, Oregon's only dedicated puppet musical horror troupe, will be bringing its original show, Cthulhu: the Musical, to Seattle for performances at 18th and Union July 21, 22 and 24. (more...)

Nuffield Southampton Theatres Announces Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Sam Hodges, today announced NST Campus' Autumn season, featuring a varied programme of high quality touring work including West End hits People, Places & Things and Hetty Feather. The season is announced as NST moves closer to the opening of NST City, their newly acquired theatre in Southampton's city centre arts venue. (more...)

Jennie Reznek to Return to the Stage with I TURNED AWAY AND SHE WAS GONE in Cape Town and at the National Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

South African theatre legend Jennie Reznek returns to the stage in her hugely popular production, I TURNED AWAY AND SHE WAS GONE. There will be four special performances of this acclaimed one-woman show at the Magnet Theatre in Observatory, Cape Town, after which the production will transfer to the main programme of the National Arts Festival in early July. (more...)

Cast Complete for Iris Theatre's Open-Air Production of MACBETH at Covent Garden
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Final casting is revealed today for Iris Theatre's 10th anniversary immersive production of Macbeth, joining the previously announced David Hywel Baynes, who has returned from the US to star as Macbeth following his Best Actor Offie Award-nominated tour-de-force as King Richard in Richard III, also for Iris Theatre. (more...)

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