Seattle Theatre Works is Proud to Present Georg Büchner's Boundary-Breaking WOYZECK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Seattle Theatre Works is proud to present Georg Buchner's rarely produced, unfinished, boundary-breaking Woyzeck at North Seattle College's Stage One Theater September 16 through October 1, 2016. Seattle Theatre Works' Woyzeck is a Partner Project of The 14/48 Projects. (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep to Present THE TAMING OF THE SHREW and THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs kick off their season by breathing new life into two of Shakespeare's classics. The Taming of the Shrew, under the direction of Kate Bergstrom ('18), runs October 20-23, 2016 and The Winter's Tale, directed by Mauricio Salgado ('18) runs November 3-6, 2016. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Moises Kaufman's enduring drama of Oscar Wilde's three trials for homosexual behavior in late 19th Century England will be presented through a new lens with the casting of female actors in some of the roles traditionally played by men. Promethean's Artistic Director Brian Pastor, will who direct the production, made the announcement today. (more...)

Dixon Place to Present Two Weekend Run by InTandem Lab
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Dixon Place will present InTandem Lab's Instructions to Decode A(n In)human transformation, a postmodern punk 'roach' Kabaret inspired by Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis. Written in verse by Gisela Cardenas and delivered as spoken poetry by a cast of three, I2Decode explores the intertwining of live music, video mapping and words. Ryan Justesen (Playwrights Horizons/NYU) will direct the inaugural production under the artistic direction of InTandem Lab. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith Announces Casting for SHOPPING AND F***ING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Shopping and Fucking. Alex Arnold will be playing Robbie, Ashley McGuire will be playing Brian, David Moorst will be playing Gary, Sam Spruell will be playing Mark, Sophie Wu will be playing Lulu. (more...)

Daniel Radcliffe to Return to West End in Old Vic's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Old Vic today announced further programming, casting and dates for the 2016-17 season, both on and off the main stage. The 50th anniversary production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard will open on 7 March, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire. (more...)

U.S. Premiere of David Harrower's PUBLIC ENEMY Extends at The Pearl
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

In response to popular demand, The Pearl Theatre Company extends the U.S. Premiere of Henrik Ibsen's Public Enemy, in a version by internationally acclaimed Scottish playwright David Harrower. Directed by the Pearl's Artistic Director Hal Brooks, the production will now run through November 6. (more...)

All-New Chicago Cast Set for Regional Debut of MEN ON BOATS at ATC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) announces casting for its regional premiere of Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus, Jan. 6-Feb. 12, 2017, immediately following the production's acclaimed Off Broadway run directed by ATC Artistic Director Will Davis at Playwrights Horizons. Davis also helms the ATC production, with an all new Chicago cast. (more...)

Simon Callow Returns to the Arts Theatre for A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The hugely popular re-imagining of Charles Dickens' festive staple A Christmas Carol, starring Simon Callow and directed by Tom Cairns, will return to the Arts Theatre in London for a strictly limited season from 8 December to 7 January.   (more...)

Sound Theatre Company Nominated for 7 Gregory Awards, Including Theatre of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Despite a budget that is literally millions of dollars less than Seattle's oldest and most established theater's, Seattle's Sound Theatre Company is nominated for 7 awards in 7 categories. Not only is Sound Theatre Company looking to win a plethora of honors on October 24th but this relatively small organization has already garnered 4 People's Choice Awards as voted on by the region's theatre-going public. The Gregory Awards hosted by Theatre Puget Sound is the regionest largest honorarium of excellence in the field of live theatre. (more...)

Lyrics Hammersmith Announces Full Cast for SHOPPING AND F***ING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Shopping and Fucking. Alex Arnold will be playing Robbie, Ashley McGuire will be playing Brian, David Moorst will be playing Gary, Sam Spruell will be playing Mark, Sophie Wu will be playing Lulu. (more...)

Photo Flash: Graffiti Artist Unveils Image for John Boyega-Led WOYZECK at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Graffiti artist Aske 19 just unveiled new artwork for Woyzeck by Georg Buchner in a World Premiere new version by Jack Thorne, which opens in May 2017 at The Old Vic Theatre starring John Boyega. BroadwayWorld has a peek below! (more...)

The Mountain Play Association Announces Award-Winning Artistic Team For WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2015

The Mountain Play - 'A Great Outdoor Theatre Adventure' and the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience - is proud to present the Tony Award© winning musical West Side Story directed by Jay Manley, music directed by David Moschler and choreographed by Nicole Helfer for its 103rd season in 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Lyric's WOZZECK Stirs the Brain in Cracking Production
by Patrick O'Brien - Nov 12, 2015

Alban Berg's opera Wozzeck is not the first to swirl with immortal themes like power play, lust, betrayal, and death (far, far from it), but thanks to the circumstances of its composition - further emphasized by Sir David McVicar's new production at the Lyric Opera - it is prominent in its search to question the meaning of it all. So, whether or not philosophizing about the inherent nature of man gets you up and out in the morning, a visit to the Civic Opera House would very much be in order for a beguiling production that, while leaving one starved for melody, makes for cracking drama and discussion. (more...)

Monique Gaffney and Christopher Salazar Lead 2015 Globe for All Tour of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL returns to bring free professional Shakespeare directly to diverse, multigenerational audiences in underserved communities around San Diego County. This second year of GLOBE FOR ALL follows a highly successful inaugural production in 2014. One of the Bard's most charming comedies, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, will be directed by renowned Shakespearean Rob Melrose, Artistic Director of San Francisco's Cutting Ball Theater, who makes his Globe debut. He directs a cast of local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program. (more...)

The Old Vic Announces New Season - Glenda Jackson Returns in KING LEAR, John Boyega in WOYZECK, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Old Vic today announces Artistic Director Matthew Warchus' second season, continuing a wide-ranging programme that includes world premieres, new writing, musicals, classic revivals and The Old Vic Variety Nights. There will also be a new strand of children's programming to engage the next generation of theatregoers, demonstrating Matthew's 'something for everyone' approach. (more...)

Max Truax Named New Artistic Director of Red Tape Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Following a nearly 18 month search, Red Tape Theatre has announced award-winning director and theatre-maker, Max Truax, as its new Artistic Director, effective immediately.   (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Sets 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In Theatr Clwyd's 40th anniversary year, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her Theatr Clwyd directorial debut production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Harvey directs Lisa Palfrey in the role of Beatrice and John Ramm as Benedict. They are joined by David Bark-Jones, Jonathan Harden, Sian Howard, Nakay Kpaka, Steven Meo, Catherin Morris, Lowri Palfrey, Kerry Peers, and Sion Pritchard. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Now Cabrillo Music Theatre brings this amazing story to life with THE LITTLE MERMAID, live on stage! This is not simply a children's show - it's a brand-new fully-developed Broadway musical, in the spirit of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING, and MARY POPPINS, and Cabrillo Music Theatre's production will be the first in the region! (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater to Close 17th Season with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAY
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Cutting Ball Theater closes its 17th season, dedicated to dreams, with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAY. (more...)

YOU ON THE MOORS NOW to Launch The Hypocrites' 20th Anniversary Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Hypocrites has announced its 20th Anniversary Season, featuring five dynamic productions, including a world premiere musical adaptation and two Chicago premieres. The company is also thrilled to launch a new play development initiative, with its first-ever new play commissions. (more...)

RedLeaf Theatre Co. to Present AS SPARKS FLY UPWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

RedLeaf Theatre Co. presents As Sparks Fly Upwards, a new work written by Charlie Biscotto and directed by Tim Cusack, from April 14th-24th at the Access Theater's Gallery Space in Lower Manhattan. This Equity Approved Showcase will be participating in the New York Innovative Theater Awards. (more...)

Cast Announced for Sanguine's Premiere of PRIMARY at IRT Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Sanguine Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of Gracie Gardner's PRIMARY, directed by Alex Keegan at IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street, between Greenwich and Washington, 10014), April 6-24 with performances Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets ($18) are available online at or by calling 1-800-838-3006. The show runs approximately 90 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission. (more...)

Citizens Theatre to Present DANCE OF DEATH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

?In association with the Citizens Theatre, joint Artistic Director of Vox Motus Candice Edmunds presents a new adaptation of August Strindberg's Dance of Death in the Citizens Theatre's Circle Studio next month from 22 April. Adapted by Frances Poet, designed by Graham McLaren and starring Tam Dean Burn, Lucianne McEvoy  and Andy Clarke, Dance of Death brings together some of the best creative talent in Scottish theatre. (more...)

Chill Out with SUMMER SHORTS 2016 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

59E59 Theaters is thrilled to welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2016, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 10th season. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith to Present SHOPPING AND F***ING This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

As the Lyric's smash-hit Bugsy Malone, returns to the stage for a limited 12-week run, the theatre announces a new production to complete their autumn season - Mark Ravenhill's Shopping and Fucking. (more...)

The First-Timers Club: Hats Off to the New Tony Nominees of 2016!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jun 10, 2016

From royalty, to rockers; revolutionaries to refugees- check out who's new to the Tony block this year, below! (more...)

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Awards Two Directing Fellowships
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Director Joshua Chase Gold has been selected to be the 2016 SDCF Charles Abbott Fellow. He will be assisting Charles Abbott on his production of South Pacific at Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. (more...)

Hershey Felder Stars as Leonard Bernstein in MAESTRO This Fall at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Hershey Felder channels the great composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein in Maestro, a new play with music written and performed by award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder, and directed by Joel Zwick at 59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director). Maestro plays August 31 - October 16. The show opens Sunday, September 11 at 3PM. (more...)

World Premiere of NO'S KNIFE Set at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Old Vic is pleased to present the world premiere of No's Knife. Conceived and performed by Lisa Dwan and co-directed with The Old Vic's Season 2 Baylis Director Joe Murphy, No's Knife opens on 3 October with previews from 29 September 2016. (more...)

Sydney Festival Opens Today to Celebrate its 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Each January, Sydney Festival enlivens and transforms Sydney with a bold cultural celebration based on the highest quality art and big ideas. Sydney Festival opens today to celebrate its 40th anniversary and the final year for esteemed Festival Director Lieven Bertels with a spectacular program bursting with free and ticketed events across theatre, dance, circus, opera and contemporary and classical music. (more...)

The Sydney Festival Celebrates 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Running from 7 to 26 January, Sydney Festival celebrated its 40th anniversary and the fourth and final year for Festival Director Lieven Bertels. The Festival showcased 902 artists from 22 countries who performed in 157 free and ticketed events across greater Sydney, captivating locals and visitors alike.  (more...)

40th Sydney Festival Concludes
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Running from 7 to 26 January, Sydney Festival celebrated its 40th anniversary and the fourth and final year for Festival Director Lieven Bertels. The Festival showcased 902 artists from 22 countries who performed in 157 free and ticketed events across greater Sydney, captivating locals and visitors alike. (more...)

Sydney Festival Opens to Celebrate its 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Sydney Festival's opening weekend took over the city in an explosion of exceptional theatre, dance, music, visual arts, opera and more. (more...)

World Premiere of ONDINE Set for Cutting Ball Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Cutting Ball Theater continues its 17th season with the World Premiere of ONDINE by Katharine Sherman. Cutting Ball founding Artistic Director Rob Melrose helms this beautifully tragic dream, featuring Molly Benson, Marilet Martinez, Danielle O'Hare, Kenny Toll, and Jessica Waldman. ONDINE plays February 5 through March 6 (press opening: February 11) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. For tickets ($10-50) and more information, the public may visit or call      415-525-1205. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present ORIGINATE + GENERATE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Berkeley's Aurora Theatre Company announces the company's new works initiative to promote the creation of forward-looking theater, Originate + Generate. After a successful 10-year run, the Global Age Project festival of new works has evolved and shifted focus from discovery to development, including commissions, workshops, readings, and full productions of new plays. Every year, theater artists will be selected and given the opportunity to create new work via processes of their own devising. They will receive the financial support, resources, and physical space to create works specifically for Aurora's stages. Special consideration will be given to local theater artists. Aurora Theatre Company is pleased to announce that the first O+G two artists are Jonathan Spector with The State of Nature and Beth Wilmurt with Cabaret Olga. During the creation process, audiences will be invited to attend various workshops and presentations as the works are being created as well as a series of pop-up readings by other theater makers. (more...)

Bloody, Minimalist Take on THE SPANISH TRAGEDY Opens at the Old Red Lion
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Thomas Kyd's THE SPANISH TRAGEDY, directed by Dan Hutton, opened 11 February and runs through 5th March 2016 at the Old Red Lion. A group of six actors takes on Kyd's revenge tragedy and bring a world of villainy, vengeance and warped justice to life. (more...)

San Diego REP to Welcome Hershey Felder This July
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

San Diego audience favorite Hershey Felder ("George Gershwin Alone," "Monsieur Chopin," "Beethoven," "Liszt," "An American Story," "Irving Berlin") returns to San Diego Repertory Theatre in a pre-New York engagement of "Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in MAESTRO." Fresh from a sold out run of "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin" at the La Jolla Playhouse, Felder will now perform this signature work about America's finest conductor and composer, Leonard Bernstein, which had its premiere in 2011 at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre. Directed by Joel Zwick, "MAESTRO" plays a limited engagement from Wednesday, July 6 to Sunday, July 17, 2016. Details for the New York presentation will be announced in April. (more...)

'IN THE NIGHT' World Premiere Cast Set at Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Gate Theatre today announces the casting for the world premiere of In The Night Time (Before the Sun Rises). Ben Kidd directs Alex Waldmann as Man and Adelle Leonce as Woman. In The Night Time (Before the Sun Rises) opens at the Gate Theatre on 8th February, with previews from 4th, and runs until the 27th February. (more...)

Two River Theater to Present LIVES OF REASON; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and creative team for its production of Lives of Reason, a world premiere written by Robert Rechnitz and Kenneth Stunkel, directed by Jonathan Fox. Performances will begin in Two River's Marion Huber Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, on Saturday, January 9 and continue through Sunday, February 7. The opening night performance is Friday, January 15 at 8pm. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or The lead production sponsors are Monmouth University and Saker ShopRites. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Stage World Premiere of LITTLE ERIK
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 24th season with the World Premiere of LITTLE ERIK. Written and directed by award-winning Bay Area auteur Mark Jackson (The Letters, The Arsonists, Salomania), LITTLE ERIK features Marilee Talkington, Joe Estlack, Wilma Bonet, Greg Ayers, Mariah Castle, and Jack Wittmayer. LITTLE ERIK plays January 29 through February 28 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit (more...)

St. Louis Actors' Studio's LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL to Receive NY Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome the St. Louis Actors' Studio?with the NYC premiere of their acclaimed LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, an evening of one-act plays featuring new plays by Neil LaBute, Lexi Wolfe, Peter Grandbois & Nancy Bell, G.D. Kimble, JJ Strong, and John Doble. Directed by Milton Zoth and John Pierson, the LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL begins performances on Wednesday, January 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 7.  Press opening is Sunday, January 17 at 7:30 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $30 ($21 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to  (more...)

Public Theater Announces Cast of THE GABRIELS Three-Play Cycle
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the world premiere three-play cycle THE GABRIELS: Election Year in the Life of One Family, written and directed by Richard Nelson. Featuring the same core acting company for all three productions, Play One: HUNGRY, will begin previews on Saturday, February 27 and run through, Sunday, March 20, with an official press opening on Friday, March 4, 2016. The second play, WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?, will premiere in September and the final play in the new cycle, WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, will open on election night, November 8, 2016. (more...)

Bugsy Malone Returning to the Lyric Hammersmith in Summer 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Bugsy Malone re-opened the Lyric Hammersmith in April 2015 following a multi-million pound redevelopment and the creation of the Reuben Foundation Wing. It was the UK's first professional stage production of Bugsy Malone in over a decade. (more...)

Twenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha.' (more...)

The Pearl to Stage U.S. Premiere of David Harrower's Version of PUBLIC ENEMY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

The Pearl Theatre Company will present the U.S. Premiere of Henrik Ibsen's Public Enemy in a version by internationally acclaimed Scottish playwright David Harrower. Directed by the Pearl's Artistic Director Hal Brooks, the production will run from September 29-October 29. (more...)

Hershey Felder Brings Leonard Bernstein Off-Broadway in MAESTRO, Beginning Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

A friendly reminder! 59E59  Theaters welcomes  Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro for a limited engagement Wednesday August 31 through Sunday, October 16 with Press Opening on Sunday, September 11 at 3 PM. MAESTRO, book by Hershey Felder with music by Leonard Bernstein and others, and directed by Joel Zwick is produced by The Town Hall with Samantha F. Voxakis and Karen Racanelli. (more...)

BWW Review: Joey Hood Delivers a Breathtaking Tour de Force Performance in W
by Frank Benge - Aug 23, 2016

W is a new play that is a translation of Woyzeck which was written by Georg Buchner. This new translation by John Hood has been adapted by Zachary Christman. Buchner's original work remained incomplete at the time of his death. It has been posthumously 'finished' by multiple authors, editors and translators. Woyzeck is one of the most performed and influential plays in German theatre. It is believed Buchner began writing the play in 1836 and it remained in a fragmentary state when he died in 1837. Woyzeck was first published in 1879, some 42 years later, in a heavily reworked version by Karl Emil Franzos. It would be another 34 years before the play was first performed on November 8, 1913 at the Residenztheater in Munich. Considered both naturalistic and expressionistic in tone, it is loosely based on the true story of Johann Christian Woyzeck, a Leipzig wigmaker who later became a soldier. In 1821, Woyzeck murdered Christiane Woost, a widow with whom he had been living, in a jealous rage. He was later publicly beheaded. (more...)

MTC to Stage Reading of THE SOAP MYTH for Holocaust Remembrance Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Marin Theatre Company is honored to participate in the 2nd Annual National Jewish Theater Foundation's Holocaust Theater International Initiative Remembrance Readings. MTC will present a staged reading of Jeff Cohen's THE SOAP MYTH on Monday May 2, 2016 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Full 2016 Cincinnati Fringe Festival Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Know Theatre of Cincinnati wants you take a chance by picking a show, any show, at the 13th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival, running May 31-June 11, 2016. With 12 days full of of opportunities to catch 50 live productions, Visual Fringe art projects, musical guests, and the nightly Fringe Bar Series at Know Theatre (Fringe Headquarters), you'll find yourself lucky to have more to experience at Fringe this year than ever before. (more...)

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