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World Premiere of Jessica Dickey's NAN AND THE LOWER BODY to be Presented at TheatreW Photo World Premiere of Jessica Dickey's NAN AND THE LOWER BODY to be Presented at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

 TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present the World Premiere of Jessica Dickey’s Nan and the Lower Body, an audience favorite at TheatreWorks’ 2019 New Works Festival.

Guest Blog: Peter Glanville On The Refurbished Polka Theatre Photo Guest Blog: Peter Glanville On The Refurbished Polka Theatre
by Guest Blog: Peter Glanville - May 17, 2022

Polka is one of the few theatres in the UK dedicated exclusively to children. Based in Wimbledon since 1979, Polka creates world-class theatre for children aged 0-12yrs. There are over 90k visitors annually, and for many children, it may be their first experience of theatre.   

UK Premiere Of New Version Of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Comes To The Century Theatre Thi Photo UK Premiere Of New Version Of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Comes To The Century Theatre This Spring
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2022

Midlands-based theatre company 1623 is joining forces with Purple Theatre to premiere a brand new version of Much Ado About Nothing to Coalville's Century Theatre next month.

Cast Announced for World Premiere of NOTHELLO at The Belgrade Theatre Photo Cast Announced for World Premiere of NOTHELLO at The Belgrade Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

The Belgrade Theatre has announced full casting for the world premiere of Nothello, written by Mojisola Adebayo and William Shakespeare and directed by Justine Themen.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play SWEAT Opens At ACT April 29 Photo Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play SWEAT Opens At ACT April 29
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 18, 2022

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre today announced complete casting for its production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter Lynn Nottage (MJ the Musical, The Secret Life of Bees). 

Play on Shakespeare Releases Spring and Summer 2022 Season Photo Play on Shakespeare Releases Spring and Summer 2022 Season
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022

Play On Shakespeare, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to exploring the world of Shakespeare in performance through translation and adaptation, today announces their spring/summer 2022 season. Lue Douthit, President and Co-Founder says: 'Well, the theater world is definitely opening up. We literally mean 'world' (Prague, Guam, England) and suddenly there are ten professional productions of Play On translations opening in the next few months, including two in San Francisco (African-American Shakespeare Company and Cal Shakes). We are delighted that there are so many opportunities for audiences to gather together again to see and hear Shakespeare differently. Play on!'

NOTHELLO Announced as Belgrade Theatre's Last Show for City of Culture Photo NOTHELLO Announced as Belgrade Theatre's Last Show for City of Culture
by Stephi Wild - Feb 23, 2022

As Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 enters its final months, the Belgrade Theatre is thrilled to present the world premiere of Nothello, written and devised by Mojisola Adebayo, William Shakespeare and Justine Themen.

THE FIRE THIS TIME FESTIVAL to Release Anthology in March With Methuen Drama Photo THE FIRE THIS TIME FESTIVAL to Release Anthology in March With Methuen Drama
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 15, 2022

On March 10, 2022 New York City’s Obie Award-winning The Fire This Time Festival will release an anthology entitled 25 Plays from The Fire This Time Festival: A Decade of Recognition, Resistance, Resilience, Rebirth and Black Theatre.

Sam Woodhouse to Retire as Artistic Director of San Diego REP Photo Sam Woodhouse to Retire as Artistic Director of San Diego REP
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 14, 2022

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announced that Sam Woodhouse will step down as Artistic Director in September 2022 after leading the company for 46 years. At the end of this season, San Diego REP will have produced 333 productions under Woodhouse’s leadership - more than 50 of them were world premieres.

Wake Up With BWW 1/26: Webber's CINDERELLA Aims For Fall Broadway Run, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/26: Webber's CINDERELLA Aims For Fall Broadway Run, and More!
by - Jan 26, 2022

Today's top stories include a Broadway run for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella, which is set for this Fall! No dates have been confirmed at this time. Plus, casting has been announced for the North American tour of Moulin Rouge!, get a first look at Emilie Kouatchou as Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera, and more!

Century Theatre Videos

VIDEO: Kate Burton Performs From THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, THE PRICE, and ARCADIA VideoVIDEO: Kate Burton Performs From THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, THE PRICE, and ARCADIA
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2020

Kate Burton performs monologues from John Guare's 'The House of Blue Leaves' (2008), Arthur Miller's 'The Price' (2015), and Tom Stoppard's 'Arcadia' (1997).

Photos/Video: First Look at Playhouse on the Square's ON GOLDEN POND VideoPhotos/Video: First Look at Playhouse on the Square's ON GOLDEN POND
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2019

Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with An Anonymous Company and super sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff, present the theatre classic originally produced in the New Apollo Theatre and the Century Theatre in 1979, running for 382 performances.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/08 - CARNIVAL IN FLANDERS Opened on Broadway
by Stage Tube - Sep 8, 2016

Sixty-three years ago, the musical 'Carnival in Flanders' opened on Broadway, at New York's New Century Theatre. With music and lyrics by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke, and with Preston Sturges's book, based on French comedy film 'La Kermesse Heroique'.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/3/16- THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2016

Today in 1938, The Cradle Will Rock opened at the Windsor Theatre. Originally a part of the Federal Theatre Project, it was directed by Orson Welles, and produced by John Houseman. The show was recorded and released on seven 78-rpm discs in 1938, making it the first cast album recording. Following the impromptu opening and a brief run at the Venice Theatre (later renamed the New Century Theatre) in July 1937, the production reopened on January 3, 1938, at the Windsor Theatre under the auspices of the new Mercury Theatre Company. It played a total of 108 performances.

STAGE TUBE: Trailer, Behind the Scenes, and Rehearsals With Alan Menken in THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ
by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2015

The Segal Centre will close its blockbuster 2014-2015 Theatre Season with The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, a world premiere musical adaptation of Mordecai Richler's novel and the feature film by the same name, from June 7-28, 2015. This new production boasts an original musical score by Alan Menken, the legendary Oscar and Tony winning composer of Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, with book and lyrics by acclaimed lyricist-librettist David Spencerand direction by American theatre veteran Austin Pendleton. Presented with the generous support of RBC and Muse Entertainment.  Check out highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/3/15- THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2015

Today in 1938, The Cradle Will Rock opened at the Windsor Theatre. Originally a part of the Federal Theatre Project, it was directed by Orson Welles, and produced by John Houseman. The show was recorded and released on seven 78-rpm discs in 1938, making it the first cast album recording. Following the impromptu opening and a brief run at the Venice Theatre (later renamed the New Century Theatre) in July 1937, the production reopened on January 3, 1938, at the Windsor Theatre under the auspices of the new Mercury Theatre Company. It played a total of 108 performances.

BWW TV: Get a First Listen at the Broadway-Bound 'N THE QUEEN OF PARIS'
by Alan Henry - Sep 23, 2014

Canadian-based Monlove Enterprises today announced that tickets to the world premiere of N THE QUEEN OF PARIS at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto will go on sale on September 24, 2014. The new musical, which will open exactly one year later, was inspired by the Champagne atmosphere and rags-to-riches romance of Emile Zola's classic novel Nana with its gaslight glimpses into the backstage world of Parisian theatres, 'Joie de vivre' and courtesans' salons.

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with COLOSSAL Playwright Andrew Hinderaker
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2014

Olney Theatre Center will present the National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere of Colossal by playwright Andrew Hinderaker, September 3 - 28, 2014 in the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab. Colossal is a recipient of a 2014 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays award and a winner of The Kennedy Center's Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award. Go behind the scenes with the playwright in the video below!

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - THE FIGARO PLAYS in Rep at the McCarter Theatre Center
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2014

The McCarter Theatre Center presents two all-new adaptations of Pierre Beaumarchais' comic masterpieces that inspired Rossini and Mozart's operas: The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro. Filled with material rarely seen by modern theatregoers (due to being cut by censors for the operas), The Figaro Plays will contain fresh surprises, unexpected laughs, and new insight for 21st century audiences. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/3- THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2014

Today in 1938, The Cradle Will Rock opened at the Windsor Theatre. Originally a part of the Federal Theatre Project, it was directed by Orson Welles, and produced by John Houseman. The show was recorded and released on seven 78-rpm discs in 1938, making it the first cast album recording. Following the impromptu opening and a brief run at the Venice Theatre (later renamed the New Century Theatre) in July 1937, the production reopened on January 3, 1938, at the Windsor Theatre under the auspices of the new Mercury Theatre Company. It played a total of 108 performances.