WOMEN AND WAR Month-Long Festival to Open in July
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Women and War is a month long festival examining the effect of warfare on women worldwide. (more...)

The Mariinsky Orchestra Performs 'Pray for Palmyra. Music Revives Ancient Ruins' Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

On May 5, at 17:00 Moscow time [14:00 GMT], the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra, conducted by People's Artist of Russia Valery Gergiev, held the 'Pray for Palmyra. Music Revives Ancient Ruins' concert on the stage of Palmyra's world-famous amphitheater. (more...)

RING OF FIRE, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE & More Set for WaterTower Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

?Terry Martin, WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director, today announced details of the Company's 2016-2017 20th Anniversary Main Stage Season.  The 5-show subscription season, planned by Martin, includes four Regional Premieres. Highlights of the season include a Stephen Sondheim classic, a musical tribute to American music legend Johnny Cash, two plays by leading female playwrights Lauren Gunderson and Karen Zacarias, plus a holiday extra.  (more...)

Full Cast Set for Trevor Nunn's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at New Wolsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

?Today, rehearsals have begun for Sir Trevor Nunn's production of William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, running at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich from Thursday 16 June to Saturday 9 July 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: James Norton, Kate Fleetwood and More in Rehearsal for BUG at Found111
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Tense and blackly comic, BUG by multi-award-winner Tracy Letts (August Osage County, Killer Joe), is a taut exploration of two people on the edge; where the lines between reality and delusions become blurred. BUG celebrates its 20th anniversary with a production at Found111 from March 24 - May 7, 2016. Press night is March 29. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Director CALVIN REMSBERG Talks Leipzig at Group rep
by Don Grigware - Mar 7, 2016

alvin Remsberg is well known as both actor and director on both coasts. Favorite stage credits: Sweeney Todd (First National, and Television productions), CATS, the acclaimed Los Angeles' Phantom of the Opera, Man of La Mancha, and Oliver!  Favorite film credits: 'Pretty Woman,' 'Shrek,' 'The X-Files,' 'Twilight of the Golds,' 'Silk Stalkings.' Favorite Directing credits: The Medium,  Educating Rita, Chapter Two, Dracula,  Triumph of Love, The Sound of Music, Urinetown, Sunday in the Park with George (Ovation Nomination), Into the Woods, Hello, Dolly!, The Last Five Years, Glory Days, F**king Men (American premiere), and Sweeney Todd (Ovation nomination), and ten musicals for The Musical Theatre Guild. This is his directing debut at The Group Rep. by Steve Peterson (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces Casting for 2016 Season - Michelle Terry Leads HENRY V, Declan Bennett in JC SUPERSTAR and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre today announced Michelle Terry to play the title role of Henry V in director Robert Hastie's new production. (more...)

Breaking News: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Will Begin Performances at the Imperial Theatre This October!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Just in! BroadwayWorld has just learned that producer Howard Kagan has announced that NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 will begin Broadway performances this October at the Imperial Theatre. Grammy-nominated multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban will make his long-awaited Broadway debut as 'Pierre' alongside Denee Benton as 'Natasha.' (more...)

Business and Media Forum in Uruguay: Prospects for Cooperation Between Russia and Latin America Countries Discussed
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: Josh Groban Plays Accordion in Rehearsal for 'GREAT COMET' Opening Number
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2016

A rehearsal video has surfaced of Josh Groban and the cast of Broadway's NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 practicing the show's opening number -- complete with Groban (a man of many talents) on the accordion! Watch it below! (more...)

Breaking News: Lucas Steele, Grace McLean, & More Will Join Josh Groban in GREAT COMET OF 1812 on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the new musical THE GREAT COMET, featuring the Broadway debuts of 18 cast and creative team members including Josh Groban as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton as 'Natasha.' Created by Dave Malloy (Preludes, Ghost Quartet) and directed by Rachel Chavkin (Small Mouth Sounds, Preludes) - also making their Broadway debuts - THE GREAT COMET will blaze intoBroadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) beginning in the first week of October with opening night set for Monday, November 14, 2016.Ticketing info will be announced shortly. To sign up for news updates and presale ticketing opportunities, visit www.greatcometbroadway.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Production Images Released of James Norton and Kate Fleetwood in BUG at Found111
by Marianka Swain - Mar 28, 2016

James Norton and Kate Fleetwood star in BUG, the tense and blackly comic play from award-winning writer Tracy Letts (August Osage County, Killer Joe) at Found111. Bug, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is a taut exploration of two people on the edge, where the lines between reality and delusions become blurred. (more...)

SIR IVAN Releases New Version of 'Imagine' To Help Victims Of PTSD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Singer, songwriter and philanthropist SIR IVAN, also known as Peaceman, has released a new (EDM) electronic dance music version of John Lennon's 'Imagine'. (more...)

National Press Club Statement on Death of Muhammad Ali
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2016

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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...)

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...)

2016 WOMEN AND WAR Festival to Open with SEVEN Documentary Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Just announced, the official launch night of the month-long WOMEN AND WAR festival will feature a one-off performance of SEVEN, a documentary play about seven ordinary women who became extraordinary activists, starring Rula Lenska, Miriam Margolyes and Josie Lawrence. (more...)

Something's Coming: A First Look at the Broadway Season Ahead!
by Nora Dominick - Jun 19, 2016

The 2016 Tony Awards are in the history books, so now it's time to look ahead at the 2016-2017 Broadway season. With new musicals and plays about to descend to Broadway and amazing revivals of classic plays and musicals ready to entrance a new audience, BroadwayWorld has rounded up everything arriving next season! (more...)

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Kicks Off 30th Anniversary Celebration with Tour de Force III Dance Spectacular
by Louisa Brady - Jun 16, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts begins its 30th Anniversary celebration with another one-night-only star-studded evening of dance: Tour de Force III. The performance will be the first event to represent the array and diversity of the Center's artistic programming, in this case, 30 years of presenting the greatest ballet companies and the world's most celebrated dancers. Tour de Force III will be on Saturday, August 27 in Segerstrom Hall. Produced in collaboration with Ardani Artists, the program will include four Center premieres: Clay by Vladimir Varnava, Zeitgeist by Alastair Marriott, Tristesse by Marcelo Gomes and Le Divertissement du Roi by Maxim Petrov. The international cast includes Diana Vishneva, Joaquin de Luz, Marcelo Gomes, Denis Matvienko, Marcelino Sambe?, Friedemann Vogel and Edward Watson, as well as members of the The Royal Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada. (more...)

Casting Revealed for History's New Original Drama Series KNIGHTFALL
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

HISTORY(R) today announced casting for its new ten-episode drama series KNIGHTFALL from A+E Studios in association with Oscar(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominee Jeremy Renner's and Don Handfield's production company The Combine and Midnight Radio. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents Henry V, now in rehearsal. Check out photos below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Josh Groban Starring as Tevye in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF!
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Josh Groban as FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Tevye? Yep, we saw proof on tonight's TONY AWARDS! Check out the video of Groban, who makes his Broadway debut this fall in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Trevor Nunn's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at New Wolsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Rehearsals have begun for Sir Trevor Nunn's production of William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, running at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich from Thursday 16 June to Saturday 9 July 2016. Check out photos below! (more...)

Cast Announced for OIL, Starring Anne-Marie Duff, at the Almeida
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

According to the Daily Mail, joining the previously announced Anne-Marie Duff and Yolanda Kettle in Ella Hickson's new play OIL at the Almeida Theatre this autumn are Leo Bill, Nabil Elouahabi and Sam Swann. (more...)

World premiere of Ron Elisha's THE SOUL OF WITTGENSTEIN
by Edward Baker - Jul 7, 2016

THE SOUL OF WITTGENSTEIN offers a fictional account of one of the finest philosopher's of the 20th century, Ludwig Wittgenstein, whilst he was a volunteer hospital porter at Guy's Hospital during World War Two. (more...)

BWW TV: The Comet is Coming! Watch New Trailer for NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 5, 2016

The comet is coming! Created by Dave Malloy (Preludes, Ghost Quartet) and directed by Rachel Chavkin(Small Mouth Sounds, Preludes) -- making their Broadway debuts -- NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 will blaze into Broadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) beginning on October 18, with opening night set for Monday, November 14, 2016. (more...)

Sergei Danilian to Present ARDANI 25 DANCE GALA at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Instead of the usual gala fare -- bits of firecracker variations and pieces of ballet classics -- Sergei Danilian's 'Ardani 25 Dance Gala' at New York City Center, August 19 and 20, is classic Danilian. The intrepid impresario, who has never side-stepped risk, will celebrate Ardani Artists's quarter century of producing in the United States and abroad with a trio of U.S. premieres, two by young, unknown, but up-and-coming Russian choreographers, and one by American Ballet Theatre principal Marcelo Gomes. (more...)

WOMEN AND WAR FESTIVAL Enters Final Fortnight at Frederick's Place
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

?Women and War is a month long festival examining the effect of warfare on women worldwide. (more...)

Josh Groban Releases 'Dust And Ashes' from NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET of 1812
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Multiplatinum recording artist Josh Groban releases 'Dust and Ashes' from the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET of 1812 for digital download today (more...)

First Listen- Josh Groban Releases 'Dust and Ashes' from NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Multiplatinum recording artist Josh Groban releases 'Dust and Ashes' from the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 for digital download today, and will be available at all digital retailersand streaming services (Apple Music and Spotify). The single is the first chance to preview Groban's Broadway debut in THE GREAT COMET this fall. 'Dust and Ashes' features music and lyrics by Dave Malloy, and will be distributed by Reprise Records. (more...)

Perspectives Series, Steve Reich, Mozart, La Serenissima and More Set for Carnegie Hall This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Carnegie Hall's 2016-2017 season is fast approaching, and the venue is looking forward to exciting new projects and outstanding concerts. (more...)

Viewers to Go 'Cheek to Cheek' with Irving Berlin in New TV Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Irving Berlin seems to be on everyone's mind! HOLIDAY INN is hitting the New York stage this season, and now the famed songwriter's life will also be at the center of a scripted TV series. (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...)

Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Update for MANON LESCAUT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

In order to conserve her vocal energies in a season that has included numerous performances of demanding repertory, Anna Netrebko has withdrawn from three of her eight scheduled performances of the title role in Puccini's Manon Lescaut at the Met next season. In her place, Kristine Opolais—who starred in the premiere of the Met's new staging earlier this year—will sing the role of Manon Lescaut on November 21, December 7, and December 10.  (more...)

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell Join Caryl Churchill's PIGS AND DOGS
by Marianka Swain - Jul 1, 2016

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell have been cast in Caryl Churchill's new 10-minute play PIGS AND DOGS. Rehearsals start on Monday 11 July 2016. Pigs and Dogs runs from Wednesday 20 July 2016 to Saturday 30 July 2016 in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. Press night is on Friday 22 July 2016, 6.30pm. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Tracy Letts' BUG at Found111
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The final cast has been confirmed to appear alongside the previously announced James Norton (War and Peace, Happy Valley) and Kate Fleetwood (London Road, Medea) in the 20th anniversary production of Bug by multi award-winner Tracy Letts (August Osage County, Killer Joe). (more...)

West End's WELCOME HOME, CAPTAIN FOX! Will Launch at Donmar Warehouse, Feb. 18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Welcome Home, Captain Fox!, Anthony Weigh's new version of Jean Anouilh's hit 1937 comedy Le Voyageur Sans Bagage, will begin previews at The Donmar Warehouse from Thursday 18 February . The production is directed by Blanche McIntyre, and a cast that includes Michelle Asante, Barnaby Kay, Rory Keenan, Katherine Kingsley, Trevor Laird, Sian Thomas, Danny Webb, Fenella Woolgar and Daniel York. (more...)

Photo Flash: Poster Revealed for West End's BUG, Starring James Norton & Kate Fleetwood
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Tracy Letts' play BUG will mark its 20th anniversary with a starry production at Found111 this spring. (more...)

Alumnae Theatre Announces New Ideas Festival for March of 2016
by Louisa Brady - Feb 14, 2016

The Alumnae Theatre's New Ideas Festival is an annual, three-week, juried festival of new writing, works-in-progress and experimental theatre, with a different program of plays each week and staged readings on Saturdays at noon. The 2016 festival takes place in the Studio at Alumnae Theatre and runs from March 9-27, 2016. (more...)

Sir Ivan Releases New Version Of John Lennon's IMAGINE to Help Victims of PTSD
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 8, 2016

SIR IVAN has released a new (EDM) electronic dance music version of John Lennon's 'Imagine' to help victims of PTSD. (more...)

Daniel Boyd and Alison O'Donnell Lead MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Selfridges' reFASHIONed Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 11, 2016

This summer, Selfridges have joined forces with one of the most exciting emerging young British theatre companies in the UK, The Faction, to celebrate Shakespeare400 with a new staging of Much Ado About Nothing at The reFASHIONed Theatre, running 23 August-24 September. (more...)

NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Launches Official Countdown to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The show has just launched a countdown teaser on its official website showing the comet's distance from the Great White Way, along with the opportunity to sign up for THE GREAT COMET's exclusive presale, starting April 24. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 'GREAT COMET' Star Josh Groban Shows Off Piano Skills with Seth Rudetsky
by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2016

We already saw the multi-talented Josh Groban rock the accordion in rehearsal for Broadway's NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. Now, get a taste of the Broadway newbie's piano skills in his latest sit-down with DISASTER!'s Seth Rudetsky. Check it out below! (more...)

Anne-Marie Duff and Yolanda Kettle Set for OIL at the Almeida This Autumn
by Jessica Khan - Apr 28, 2016

Anne-Marie Duff, who last starred on Broadway in MACBETH opposite Ethan Hawke, is slated to star in Ella Hickson's new play OIL at the Almeida Theatre this autumn. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Ahead of celebrating Shakespeare400, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announce their full casting for Henry V. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Art for THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Created by Dave Malloy (Preludes, Ghost Quartet) and directed by Rachel Chavkin (Small Mouth Sounds, Preludes) -- making their Broadway debuts -- NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 will blaze into Broadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) beginning in the first week of October with opening night set for Monday, November 14, 2016. Check out a first look at the new art for Broadway below! (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company to Present Scott Carter's 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, a blistering comedy battle of wits from Scott Carter, Executive Producer of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, that examines what happens when great men of history are forced to repeat it, comes to the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, May 5-29. I. Michael and Beth Kasser are Arizona Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season Sponsors.  (more...)

BWW Feature: From Page to Stage, Broadway Draws Inspiration From Literary Classics
by Alexa Spiegel - Apr 2, 2016

In a time where source material is a controversial topic, many people state that there have been a lack of original ideas for Broadway shows. Recently, movie adaptations have been the newest trend to hit the stage. However, adaptations are certainly not a new phenomenon. Since the beginning of what is generally considered the traditional Broadway musical, shows have been adapted from other works. Classic shows such as SHOW BOAT and THE KING AND I found the origins to their stories in novels. More recently, novel adaptations have found success with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and the 2014 Tony Winner for Best Musical, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. (more...)

BWW Review: DISCORD at Temple Of Music And Art
by Maria Rita Meli - Apr 18, 2016

If you were ever curious as to what would occur if you locked our third president of the United States, the author of A Christmas Carol, and the author of War and Peace in an exitless room, you'll need to make it down to the Temple of Music and Art before April 30th. (more...)

Found111 Extends Tracy Letts' BUG, Starring James Norton and Kate Fleetwood
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

James Norton and Kate Fleetwood are currently leading BUG, the tense and blackly comic play from award-winning writer Tracy Letts (August Osage County, Killer Joe) at Found111 - and now, audiences have a greater chance to catch it. (more...)

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