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Ice and Fire Announces Full Cast for World Premiere of THE ISLAND NATION at the Arcola
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

ice&fire today announces the full company for the world premiere of The Island Nation, written by its Artistic Director Christine Bacon.  Ria Parry directs Claire Dargo, Ayesha Dharker, Bally Gill, Clive Hayward, Nikki Patel and Neran Persaud in the production which opens at the Arcola Theatre on 28 October, with previews from the 26 October, and runs until 19 November 2016.  (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: THE PRESENT
by Walter McBride - Sep 22, 2016

Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh will be joined by the entire original cast of The Present when Sydney Theatre Company's production of Andrew Upton's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's first play opens on Broadway. The limited season commences previews at the Barrymore Theatre on 17 December 2016, opening on 8 January and closing on 19 March 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show's Broadway marquee below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Knock It Back! Boozy New TV Spot for Broadway's THE PRESENT, Starring Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 16, 2016

Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh will be joined by the entire original cast of The Present when Sydney Theatre Company's production of Andrew Upton's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's first play opens on Broadway. The limited season commences previews at the Barrymore Theatre on 17 December 2016, opening on 8 January and closing on 19 March 2017. Bust out the booze for Anna's birthday - BroadwayWorld has a peek at the show's new TV spot below! (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces Casting for WILD HONEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents Michael Frayn's Wild Honey, directed by Hampstead's Associate Artist Howard Davies. Geoffrey Streatfeild will make his Hampstead Theatre debut in the role of Platonov. (more...)

Feature Documentary in the Works on Stage & Screen Star Ian McKellen
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Variety reports that a feature documentary is in the works on the life and career of British actor Sir Ian McKellen. (more...)

Box Office Opens This Weekend for Broadway's THE PRESENT with Cate Blanchett & Richard Roxburgh
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

The Barrymore Theatre box office opens tomorrow for the critically acclaimed production of Sydney Theatre Company's THE PRESENT, Andrew Upton's new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's first play, Platonov, starring Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh, directed by John Crowley. (more...)

The Oh Hellos' Christmas Extravaganza Coming to Music Hall of Williamsburg This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Celebrate the holidays with The Oh Hellos! The brother and sister band will bring their first annual "Christmas Extravaganza" to Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 15. ??????? (more...)

The Oh Hellos 'Christmas Extravaganza' Tour Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Celebrate the holidays with The Oh Hellos! The brother and sister band have confirmed the first annual “Christmas Extravaganza,” kicking off December 6 in their hometown of Austin, TX. (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

New Shows from Award-Winning Emerging Directors on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Two comic Chekhov shorts The Bear and The Proposal will be directed by Lucy J Skilbeck Dael Orlandersmith's incisive drama Yellowman will be directed by Nancy Medina Skilbeck and Medina are the winners of Genesis Future Directors Awards for 2017  (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for WILD HONEY at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents Michael Frayn's Wild Honey, directed by Howard Davies and Jonathan Kent. This comedy of errors, drawn from Chekhov's untitled - and posthumously discovered - early play, is a tale of nineteenth century Russian life replete with classic misunderstandings, irrepressible desires and nostalgia for a vanishing world. The show begins December 2, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

MDR Presents LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR), SOPAC, co-directors/producers Deborah Goldstein (Publisher, Village Q), Brooke Lefferts (Writer, Associated Press, NBC Today), Sandy Rustin (Playwright, Rated P ... for Parenthood, The Cottage, Struck) are will present Listen To Your Mother: North Jersey this Saturday, May 7, 2016. This 3rd Annual North Jersey production will have performances at 5pm (Mainstage) and 7:30pm (Loft Theater) at The South Orange Performing Arts Center (One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079). Open auditions were held in late January, and 13 writers were selected to join the movement of 'giving motherhood a microphone.' The 2016 cast will feature some of North Jersey's most talented writers and bloggers including: Lois Gallt Accardi, Ralph Buchalter, Moira Deziel, Laura Epstein, Brie Latini, Pam Lobley, Allyson Murphy, Doreen Oliver, Pat Ostrander, Joy Peskin, Otise Schuk, Carrie Schwartz, and Elizabeth Trundle. To get a great sense of the show, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/user/LTYMShow (more...)

Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh-Led THE PRESENT Will Open Next January at the Barrymore Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Tickets for the critically acclaimed production of Sydney Theatre Company's THE PRESENT, Andrew Upton's new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's first play, Platonov, starring Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh, directed by John Crowley, go on sale exclusively to American Express card holders tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1. Audience Rewards members can buy tickets beginning June 8 and the on-sale date is Saturday, June 11 through Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200 or visiting www.Telecharge.com. (more...)

Tony Kushner, Michael Frayn and Beth Steel Announced for Hampstead Theatre Autumn Season
by Marianka Swain - May 27, 2016

The Hampstead Theatre has announced its Autumn season 2016 for the Main Stage. Leading off in September is the world premiere of Beth Steel's compelling new thriller LABYRINTH, directed by Anna Ledwich. (more...)

Hannah Georgas' RIDEBACK Premieres at Nerdist, New Album out 6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Hannah Georgas' new song “Rideback” premiered yesterday at Nerdist and can now be streamed/shared via SoundCloud and purchased at iTunes. Of the track, the site praises, “'Rideback' opens in gorgeous fanfare. Myriad horns wax and wane in shifting harmonies before Georgas' questioning vocal cuts through.” (more...)

Ian McKellen Decries India's Anti-Gay Law
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

According to the HollywoodReporter.com, Ian McKellen used his first visit to India to bring attention to gay rights in a country where homosexuality is a criminal offense. (more...)

VIDEO: Sir Ian McKellen Opens Up on Growing Up Gay in New Docuseries IT GOT BETTER
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

In Season 3 of IT GOT BETTER, a docuseries launched on on L/Studio, Sir Ian McKellen opens up about coming to terms with his sexuality and his decision to devote his energy toward the fight for gay rights. (more...)

Carroll Release 'Bad Water' Video & New Tour Dates Including SXSW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Philadelphia by way of Minneapolis four-piece Carroll has just released a psychedelic video accompaniment for track “Bad Water”. (more...)

Matt Corby Heads to NYC's Terminal 5 This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Australian artist Matt Corby will perform songs from his debut album, Telluric, at Terminal 5 on Thursday, June 16th. (more...)

Theatre's Favorite Duo Returns! Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart to Bring NO MAN'S LAND to London This Autumn
by Jessica Khan - Mar 10, 2016

Theatre vets and best buds Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are bringing Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND, in which they recently starred on Broadway, to Wyndham's Theatre this autumn! (more...)

Hannah Georgas' FOR EVELYN Now Streaming
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Hannah Georgas' anticipated new full-length album, For Evelyn, is now streaming in full exclusively at Consequence of Sound. (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...)

Matt Corby Performs at NYC's Terminal Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Australian artist Matt Corby will perform songs from his debut album, Telluric, at Terminal 5 tonight, June 16th. (more...)

Highly Suspect Announces Fall Headlining Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Like the billboard on the Sunset Strip says, Highly Suspect is the best fuckin' rock band of 2015....and 2016 too, for that matter. The 300 Entertainment recording act is one of the music industry's most exciting artist development stories. 2015 saw them release their critically praised debut album Mister Asylum and also launch their debut single, “Lydia”. Not content to rest after touring non-stop since their album's release, the band is currently in Bogata, Columbia recording their eagerly anticipated follow-up to their debut album with producer Joel Hamilton. They'll hit the road immediately after wrapping up recording with dates announced today.  (more...)

Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh Lead Original Cast of Sydney Theatre Company's THE PRESENT to Broadway
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh will be joined by the entire original cast of THE PRESENT when Sydney Theatre Company's production of Andrew Upton's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's first play opens on Broadway. Full casting was announced overnight in the US as tickets go on sale for the limited season, commencing previews at the Barrymore Theatre on 17 December 2016, opening on 8 January and closing on 19 March 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for THE PRESENT!
by Walter McBride - Jan 9, 2017

Andrew Upton's new adaptation ofAnton Chekhov's first play, Platonov,The Present opened just last night at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 19, 2017. THE PRESENT features the Sydney Theatre Company cast of 13, each making their Broadway debut, including Cate Blanchett (Anna) and Richard Roxburgh (Mikhail). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cate Blanchett & Company Celebrate Opening Night of THE PRESENT!
by Walter McBride - Jan 9, 2017

Andrew Upton's new adaptation ofAnton Chekhov's first play, Platonov,The Present opened just last night at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 19, 2017. THE PRESENT features the Sydney Theatre Company cast of 13, each making their Broadway debut, including Cate Blanchett (Anna) and Richard Roxburgh (Mikhail). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cate Blanchett & Company in THE PRESENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Andrew Upton's new adaptation ofAnton Chekhov's first play, Platonov,The Present opened just last night at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 19, 2017. THE PRESENT features the Sydney Theatre Company cast of 13, each making their Broadway debut, including Cate Blanchett (Anna) and Richard Roxburgh (Mikhail). (more...)

BWW TV: From Sydney to NYC- THE PRESENT Makes Its Way to Broadway with Cate Blanchett & Richard Roxburgh!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Jan 9, 2017

Andrew Upton's new adaptation ofAnton Chekhov's first play, Platonov,The Present opened just last night at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 19, 2017. THE PRESENT features the Sydney Theatre Company cast of 13, each making their Broadway debut, including Cate Blanchett (Anna) and Richard Roxburgh (Mikhail). (more...)

Review Roundup: Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh-Led THE PRESENT- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Jan 8, 2017

Andrew Upton's new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's first play, Platonov, The Present opens tonight at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 19, 2017. THE PRESENT features the Sydney Theatre Company cast of 13, each making their Broadway debut, including Cate Blanchett (Anna) and Richard Roxburgh (Mikhail). (more...)

THE PRESENT, Starring Cate Blanchett, Opens on Broadway this Sunday!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Sydney Theatre Company production of THE PRESENT opens Sunday, January 8. Andrew Upton's new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's first play, Platonov, THE PRESENT is directed by John Crowley at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 19, 2017. (more...)

Breaking News: Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh Will Make Broadway Debuts Later This Year in THE PRESENT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Following a sold-out, critically acclaimed engagement in Sydney, Australia last August, THE PRESENT, Andrew Upton's new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's first play, Platonov, will be presented on Broadway for a limited engagement in the early Winter of 2016.  (more...)

VIDEO: Ian McKellen Shares Details on Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Iconic actor Ian McKellen stopped by LARRY KING LIVE recently to shares details on his experience working on the highly anticipated, live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST film. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: Cate Blanchett in Sydney Theatre Co. THE PRESENT
by Walter McBride - Dec 9, 2016

Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh will be joined by the entire original cast of The Present when Sydney Theatre Company's production of Andrew Upton's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's first play opens on Broadway. The limited season commences previews at the Barrymore Theatre on 17 December 2016, opening on 8 January and closing on 19 March 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show's Broadway marquee below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Broadway's THE PRESENT
by Walter McBride - Dec 9, 2016

Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh will be joined by the entire original cast of The Present when Sydney Theatre Company's production of Andrew Upton's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's first play opens on Broadway. The limited season commences previews at the Barrymore Theatre on 17 December 2016, opening on 8 January and closing on 19 March 2017. See brand new photos of the cast of the production below. (more...)

BWW TV: Blanchett on Broadway- Meet the Company of THE PRESENT!
by TV - Press Previews - Dec 9, 2016

Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh will be joined by the entire original cast of The Present when Sydney Theatre Company's production of Andrew Upton's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's first play opens on Broadway. The limited season commences previews at the Barrymore Theatre on 17 December 2016, opening on 8 January and closing on 19 March 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: WILD HONEY, Hampstead Theatre
by Philip Fisher - Dec 9, 2016

Wild Honey is Michael Frayn's very funny version of the early Chekhov play alternatively known as The Play without a Name or Platonov. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of THE PRESENT on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Dec 8, 2016

Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh will be joined by the entire original cast of The Present when Sydney Theatre Company's production of Andrew Upton's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's first play opens on Broadway. The limited season commences previews at the Barrymore Theatre on 17 December 2016, opening on 8 January and closing on 19 March 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: WILD HONEY at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Theatre presents Michael Frayn's Wild Honey, directed by 's Associate Artist Howard Davies and Jonathan Kent. This comedy of errors, drawn from Chekhov's untitled - and posthumously discovered - early play, is a tale of nineteenth century Russian life replete with classic misunderstandings, irrepressible desires and nostalgia for a vanishing world. (more...)

VIDEO: THE PRESENT's Cate Blanchett & Richard Roxburgh Play 'Who's Who' on GMA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Actors Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh, both making their Broadway debuts in Anton Chekhov's THE PRESENT, stopped by this morning's GOOD MORNING AMERICA to discuss the production. (more...)

DVR Alert: THE PRESENT's Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh Will Visit GMA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

ABC has announced that on Thursday, December 29th, actors Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh, both making their Broadway debuts in Anton Chekhov's THE PRESENT, will appear on GOOD MORNING AMERICA. (more...)

THE PRESENT Begins Performances Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

The Sydney Theatre Company production of THE PRESENT begins performances tomorrow, Saturday, December 17 at 7:30pm. Andrew Upton's new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's first play, Platonov, THE PRESENT is directed by John Crowley and opens Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 19, 2017. (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...)

Owen Teale Will Explore NO MAN'S LAND Opposite Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart in London
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 7, 2016

Tony-winning actor Owen Teale will venture into Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND opposite Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart this Autumn, according to The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye. The GAME OF THRONES actor will take on the role of Briggs. (more...)

Ian McKellen Backs Out of $1.4 Million Memoir Advance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

According to reports, Oscar-nominated actor, Ian McKellen, has backed out of a book deal with UK publisher Hodder & Stoughton, which was worth approximately $1.4 million.   (more...)

Hannah Georgas Unveils New Single 'Don't Go'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

“Don't Go,” the new single from acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Hannah Georgas, is premiering today and can now be streamed HERE. (more...)

BWW Review: MKE Ballet's 'Oh Wow' KALEIDOSCOPE EYES Turns Audiences on to World Premieres
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Apr 1, 2016

With two world premiere ballets and ten Beatles songs front and center on the Uhlein Stage, Milwaukee Ballet presented their Kaleidoscope Eyes at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in an exquisite opening night performance. Emmy award-winning Lighting Designer David Grill, a dream team technician for the ballet's Artistic Director Michael Pink, collaborated with three acclaimed choreographers, Garrett Smith, Timothy O'Donnell, and Trey McIntyre, for a triple dose of 'Oh Wow' contemporary dance' performed with love, as the Beatles would say, 'From Me to You,' the ballet to the city's audiences. (more...)

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