Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night Of EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATIONPhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night Of EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019

Production photos have been released for acclaimed theatre company The Wardrobe Ensemble's production of Education, Education, Education, in co-production with Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Shoreditch Town Hall. The Scotsman Fringe First Award and The Stage Edinburgh Award winning, smash-hit production will play a strictly limited four week run in London's West End this summer. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of the 2019 Production of JERSEY BOYS at Ogunquit Playhouse?Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of the 2019 Production of JERSEY BOYS at Ogunquit Playhouse?
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019

They played to sold out crowds during their two week run last year, and this year, Jersey Boys is 'making its way back' to Ogunquit Playhouse for their second engagement, now through June 15. What did the critics think? Read all the reviews! (more...)

JERSEY BOYS To Open Ogunquit Playhouse 87th SeasonJERSEY BOYS To Open Ogunquit Playhouse 87th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019

The Ogunquit Playhouse 2019 season kicks off with Jersey Boys! The multi-Tony Award-winning, international sensation that performed to sold-out houses during its run in 2018, is back by popular demand May 15 through June 15. The cast that BroadwayWorld exclaimed to be "the closest you'll ever get to having seen Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons," also returns to the Ogunquit stage - Jonathan Mousset (Frankie Valli), Matt Magnusson (Tommy DeVito), Andy Christopher (Bob Gaudio), and Matthew Amira (Nick Massi). (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For Summer 2019 TourShakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For Summer 2019 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Brendan O'Hea returns to direct Globe on Tour, where a company of eight actors will once again offer audiences around the world a trio of plays which this year explore the themes of refuge and displacement. Continuing last summer's experiment, which revived the Shakespearean tradition of allowing audiences to vote for the play they'd like to see, this year's audiences will cast their votes for The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night or Pericles, all stories of lost families, new homes, and what it means to belong. The tour will return to the Globe stage for Refugee Week (17 - 23 June) as part of a wider programme of events in which refugee artists, performers and audiences will all share their stories. (more...)

TLC To Air KATE V. MEGHAN: PRINCESSES AT WAR?TLC To Air KATE V. MEGHAN: PRINCESSES AT WAR?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

The world watched with awe when Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle tied the knot in one of the most talked about events of 2018. But, while Meghan's entrance into the royal family began with girly days out and sunny trips to Wimbledon, media suggests that the honeymoon phase may well be over. Featuring archive footage and interviews with insiders and experts on the royal household, KATE V. MEGHAN: PRINCESSES AT WAR? examines if there is any truth to the speculation of unrest following the new duchess' entry into the royal family, specifically a possible rift with sister-in-law and Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. KATE V. MEGHAN: PRINCESSES AT WAR? makes its exclusive U.S. premiere on TLC Tuesday, February 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

CUCKOO Explores Non-Binary Identity and Teenage Life in Ireland at Soho Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

This November, Catriona Ennis (Dublin by Lamplight, Corn Exchange; Test Dummy, Theatre Upstairs, Dublin; Wild Sky, Irish Arts Centre New York and Irish tour) will star as loud-mouthed Iona in the exciting world premiere of Cuckoo and joining her as Pingu, Iona's silent tuxedo-wearing, non-binary best friend, will be Elise Heaven (The Little Bookshop, UK tour; PASSPAWT, Brighton Fringe; She's a Good Boy, Camden Fringe Festival) who also identifies as non-binary. Also joining the company are Colin Campbell (Disco Pigs, Trafalgar Studios and Irish Repertory Theatre, New York; Scotties, Scottish tour; Dublin by Lamplight, Abbey Theatre) as Pockets, Sade Malone (4 O'Clock Club, CBBC; The Queen and I, Sky; Seasons in the Sun, East Riding Theatre) as Toller and in his professional stage debut Peter Newington will star as Trix. Directed by Debbie Hannan (Things of Dry Hours, Young Vic; The Session, Soho Theatre; Who Cares, Royal Court), Cuckoo is from the distinctive new comic voice of debut playwright Lisa Carroll. Exploring gender identity, Carroll also dissects the true cost of belonging and reflects on how hard it is to break away from the place you grew up. (more...)

Tribeca Short Film Favourite, TIME TRAVELLER, Tells Touching and Uplifting Father-Son StoryTribeca Short Film Favourite, TIME TRAVELLER, Tells Touching and Uplifting Father-Son Story
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Time Traveller, the award-winning Screen Ireland-supported short film about the unyielding bond between a young Traveller boy and his father, continues to make an indelible mark on the international stage. (more...)

Winners Announced for The Jessie AwardsWinners Announced for The Jessie Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Returning to its theatrical roots this year, the 36th annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards were held on Monday, July 16th at Bard on the Beach in the BMO Mainstage in Vanier Park, a fitting venue in a magnificent setting. The awards celebrate excellence in professional theatre and salutes all the talent who contribute to Vancouver's fantastic theatre scene. Thirty-five companies registered over 57 productions this past year contributing to a dynamic theatre season. (more...)

BWW Review: Transcendence Theatre's 'Broadway Under the Stars' Triumphantly Climbs the 'Stairway to Paradise'BWW Review: Transcendence Theatre's 'Broadway Under the Stars' Triumphantly Climbs the 'Stairway to Paradise'
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 21, 2018

'Every Moment Counts' as Director/Choreographer Tony Gonzalez reminds us to embrace the sights and sounds and soak up every second of life as we climb the 'Stairway to Paradise' -- the theme of this year's 'Broadway Under the Stars' by the incomparable Transcendence Theatre Company. (more...)

Who Won Big at the 2018 Chita Rivera Awards? - Full List of Winners!Who Won Big at the 2018 Chita Rivera Awards? - Full List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2018

At this year's Chita Rivera Awards, actress, dancer, and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade received the second annual Lifetime Achievement Award, iconic composer John Kander received the Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theater as a Composer and legendary theater director and producer Harold Prince was presented with the SDC Director Award for Exemplary Collaboration with Choreographers. (more...)

CAROUSEL Leads Chita Rivera Awards Nominations, Full ListCAROUSEL Leads Chita Rivera Awards Nominations, Full List
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Nominations for the 2018 Chita Rivera Awards were announced today. In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered shows and films that opened during the 2017-2018 theater season. View the full list below (more...)

Irish Rep Announces Casting for THREE SMALL IRISH MASTERPIECESIrish Rep Announces Casting for THREE SMALL IRISH MASTERPIECES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) is proud to announce full casting for THREE SMALL IRISH MASTERPIECES, featuring three of Ireland's most beloved one-act plays (more...)

Origin's 1st Irish Gives Out Awards in New York Last NightOrigin's 1st Irish Gives Out Awards in New York Last Night
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

Origin's 1st Irish 2018, the world's only theatre festival dedicated to showcasing the work of contemporary Irish playwrights, handed out its Best of Festival Awards at closing night festivities at Rosie O'Grady's in Times Square last night. The awards were very evenly distributed among the seven productions in competition from Ireland and the US, but the life of the party was Isobel Mahon's comedy "Party Face," which picked up awards for Best Actress (its star Hayley Mills) and for Best Production. Produced by Robert Driemeyer, Morgan Sills and Jan Warner, the Irish hit's US premiere plays at City Center through April 8. Its New York-based cast includes Klea Blackhurst, Gina Costigan, Brenda Meaney and Allison Jean White. (more...)

5 Ways You Can Celebrate the Year of the Dog, Which Begins Feb. 16, with Your Best Friend5 Ways You Can Celebrate the Year of the Dog, Which Begins Feb. 16, with Your Best Friend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

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DISCO PIGS Extends Run At Irish Rep; Performances Now Through 3/4DISCO PIGS Extends Run At Irish Rep; Performances Now Through 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciar n O'Reilly, Producing Director) and Tara Finney Productions announced today a two-week extension of the 20th Anniversary Production of Enda Walsh's breakthrough play DISCO PIGS. Directed by John Haidar (Last of the Boys), DISCO PIGS began performances on January 5, 2018 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, and officially opened on January 9, 2018. Originally scheduled to run through February 18, DISCO PIGS will now play through March 4, 2018.Tickets are on sale through Irish Rep's box office at 212-727-2737 or online at www.irishrep.org. (more...)

Kiley Ensemble Revives THE BABY DANCEKiley Ensemble Revives THE BABY DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Kiley Ensemble proudly announces its newest production, a revival of Jane Anderson's 'The Baby Dance.' It's the story of two couples: a well-off California husband & wife who have everything except a baby, and the struggling Louisiana parents who've agreed to give them for adoption their soon-to-be-born fifth child. (more...)

BWW Review:  Enda Walsh's Breakout Edge-Fest DISCO PIGS Reveals an Unsettling FriendshipBWW Review: Enda Walsh's Breakout Edge-Fest DISCO PIGS Reveals an Unsettling Friendship
by Michael Dale - Jan 16, 2018

Fear not, all you American playgoers whose comprehension skills usually require a few minutes of ear adjustment whenever a production from Britain or Ireland crosses over with its native cast. (more...)

Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh in on Irish Rep's DISCO PIGSReview Roundup: The Critics Weigh in on Irish Rep's DISCO PIGS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

Irish Repertory Theatre and Tara Finney Productions present the 20th Anniversary Production of Enda Walsh's breakthrough play Disco Pigs. Directed by John Haidar (Last of the Boys), Disco Pigs just opened last night at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, and will run through February 18, 2018. Check out what the critics are saying! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Evanna Lynch, Colin Campbell & Company Celebrate Opening Night of DISCO PIGSPhoto Coverage: Evanna Lynch, Colin Campbell & Company Celebrate Opening Night of DISCO PIGS
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 10, 2018

Irish Repertory Theatre and Tara Finney Productions present the 20th Anniversary Production of Enda Walsh's breakthrough play DISCO PIGS. Directed by John Haidar (Last of the Boys), DISCO PIGS just opened last night at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, and will run through February 18, 2018. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief January 8th, 2018: 8th Annual Clive Barnes Awards, and More!BWW Morning Brief January 8th, 2018: 8th Annual Clive Barnes Awards, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 8, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the 8th Annual Clive Barnes Awards will be presented tonight at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, and more! (more...)

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