Strawdog Theatre's THE EFFECT Begins Performances October 13Strawdog Theatre's THE EFFECT Begins Performances October 13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019

Strawdog Theatre Company launches its 32nd season, a?oeTruth,a?? with the Chicago premiere of Lucy Prebble's bold drama THE EFFECT, directed by ensemble member Elly Green*, playing October 13 a?" November 23, 2019 at1802 W. Berenice Ave. in Chicago's Northcenter neighborhood. (more...)

The Old Vic Announces HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD as Part of Voices Off SeriesThe Old Vic Announces HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD as Part of Voices Off Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019

The Old Vic today announces details for How to Save the World in its Lungs Voices Off series. A panel discussion about climate change in association with Mishcon de Reya and WWF, tickets go on general sale on Fri 13 Sep. (more...)

ACT Theatre Announces 2020 SeasonACT Theatre Announces 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019

ACT a?' A Contemporary Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director John Langs, officially announces its 55th seasona?'a celebration of five contemporary plays including ACT's 50th Mainstage world premiere. The 2020 mainstage season will open with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Sweat by Lynn Nottage, followed by The Effect, a scintillating, pill-popping love story by Lucy Prebble. Summer 2020 will feature a co-production with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts with the soaring coming-of-age musical-drama Choir Boy by the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Moonlight, Tarell Alvin McCraney. Fall at ACT will feature the world premiere of The Laugh Track by Wendy MacLeod, inspired by the true story of the first female Hollywood writer on the I Love Lucy Show. Closing the season, will be the weirdly wonderful and witty Witch by Jen Silverman, an updated version of The Witch of Edmonton, where the Devil comes to bargain for souls and things go awry when he meets up with the town outcast. (more...)

Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards Announce Second Round Of 2019 RecipientsEdgerton Foundation New Play Awards Announce Second Round Of 2019 Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announces the recipients of the second round of the 2019 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $583,000, allow 15 productions extra time for the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, hoping to extend the life of the world premiere play after its first run.  (more...)

Review Roundup:  A VERY EXPENSIVE POISON At The Old VicReview Roundup: A VERY EXPENSIVE POISON At The Old Vic
by Review Roundups - Sep 6, 2019

The Old Vic today presents Lucy Prebble's new play A Very Expensive Poison, based on the book by Luke Harding and directed by John Crowley. (more...)

BWW Review: A VERY EXPENSIVE POISON, Old VicBWW Review: A VERY EXPENSIVE POISON, Old Vic
by Marianka Swain - Sep 6, 2019

How theatre should, or should not, be addressing Brexit is a constant topic of conversation. But while Lucy Prebble's phenomenal new work - a combination of horror, espionage thriller, love story and satire, with dazzlingly theatrical framing - doesn't centre around the B world, it is, unquestionably, the play for the present moment. (more...)

Regional Premiere THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Opens In GloucesterRegional Premiere THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Opens In Gloucester
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 40th Anniversary Season of professional theater with the regional premiere of The Lifespan of a Fact from August 30 through September 22 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Gloucester Stage is the first theater in the country to produce the critically-acclaimed The Lifespan of a Fact since the play's SRO smash hit world premiere Broadway run featuring Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale closed in January 2019. (more...)

Billie Piper Teams Up with Sky to Co-Create and Star In I HATE SUZIEBillie Piper Teams Up with Sky to Co-Create and Star In I HATE SUZIE
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2019

BAFTA nominee Billie Piper (Collateral, Doctor Who) will lead the cast of a new Sky original drama I Hate Suzie. Written by Emmy-nominee and critically acclaimed Lucy Prebble (Succession, Enron) and co-created by Piper, I Hate Suzie will air on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in 2020. (more...)

Chichester Festival Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory Announce Full Cast For The London Premiere Of THE WATSONSChichester Festival Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory Announce Full Cast For The London Premiere Of THE WATSONS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019

Chichester Festival Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory today announce the full cast for the London première of Olivier Award-winner Laura Wade's The Watsons at the Menier. Samuel West directs original cast members Sam Alexander (Robert Watson), Sally Bankes (Nanny), Joe Bannister (Lord Osborne), Jane Booker (Lady Osborne), Elaine Claxton (Mrs Edwards), Tim Delap (Mr Howard), Sophie Duval (Mrs Robert), Louise Ford (Laura), John Wilson Goddard (Mr Watson), Grace Molony (Emma Watson), Elander Moore (Bertie), Paksie Vernon (Elizabeth Watson), Cat White (Miss Osborne) and Laurence Ubong Williams (Tom Musgrave), who are joined by Rhianna McGreevy (Margaret Watson), with Isaac Forward, Sonny Fowler and Teddy Probets sharing the role of Charles Howard for the run at the Menier. The Watsons played to critical acclaim at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2018. The production opens at the Menier on 30 September, with previews from 20 September, and runs until 16 November. (more...)

The Midwest Premiere Of THIRST Completes Strawdog Theatre Company's 32nd SeasonThe Midwest Premiere Of THIRST Completes Strawdog Theatre Company's 32nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019

Strawdog Theatre announces the final production of its 32nd season, the Midwest premiere of C.A. Johnson's dystopian drama THIRST, directed by Andrea J. Dymond, set for January 9 a?" February 15, 2020. The press opening is Monday, January 13 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: 4615 Theatre Company's ENRON at Dance Loft on 14BWW Review: 4615 Theatre Company's ENRON at Dance Loft on 14
by Hannah Wing - Aug 12, 2019

4615 Theatre Company's Enron, directed by Jordan Friend, is an entertaining, satirical glimpse into a whirlwind scandal. (more...)

Mad Horse Theatre Company Announces Five Provocative Plays For 2019-20 SeasonMad Horse Theatre Company Announces Five Provocative Plays For 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019

Mad Horse presents a season of five compelling plays that grapple with issues we face in our modern world.  (more...)

THE DOCTOR Leads August's Top 10 New London ShowsTHE DOCTOR Leads August's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jul 21, 2019

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Robert Icke's latest to Fleabag, Evita and witchy adventures, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features! (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company Presents the Chicago Premiere of THE EFFECTStrawdog Theatre Company Presents the Chicago Premiere of THE EFFECT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019

Strawdog Theatre Company launches its 32nd season, "Truth," with the Chicago premiere ofLucy Prebble's bold drama THE EFFECT, directed by ensemble member Elly Green*, playing October 13 - November 23, 2019 at1802 W. Berenice Ave. in Chicago's Northcenter neighborhood. (more...)

The Old Vic Announces Casting For Lucy Prebble's A VERY EXPENSIVE POISONThe Old Vic Announces Casting For Lucy Prebble's A VERY EXPENSIVE POISON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019

The Old Vic today announces casting for Lucy Prebble's new play A Very Expensive Poison, based on the book by Luke Harding and directed by John Crowley. The cast includes Thomas Arnold, Tom Brooke, MyAnna Buring, Callum Coates, Marc Graham, Amanda Hadingue, Yasmine Holness-Dove, Lloyd Hutchinson, Robyn Moore, Peter Polycarpou, Sarah Seggari, Michael Shaeffer, Reece Shearsmith, Gavin Spokes and Bea Svistunenko. A Very Expensive Poison opens at The Old Vic on 5 September with previews from 20 August. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company Announces 32nd SeasonStrawdog Theatre Company Announces 32nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

Strawdog Theatre, under the new artistic leadership of Leda Hoffmann, announces its 32nd season, "Truth." (more...)

VOICES OFF Comes to The Old VicVOICES OFF Comes to The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019

The Old Vic today announces new talks in its Voices Off series. Please find the full list of upcoming events below. Priority booking for Voices Off events for Present Laughter, A Very Expensive Poison and A Christmas Carol opens on Fri 14 Jun at 10am. (more...)

Casting Announced For World Premiere of LUNATIC 19's - A DEPORTATIONAL ROAD TRIPCasting Announced For World Premiere of LUNATIC 19's - A DEPORTATIONAL ROAD TRIP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019

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Next Houston Equity Festival Production Opens SoonNext Houston Equity Festival Production Opens Soon
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019

The Houston Equity Festival is a collection of local professional actors, all members of the union Actors' Equity Association, each of whom is mounting her/his own show during the summer and fall of 2019.  Actor Dain Geist spearheaded the creation of the Festival "While we may be individual artists," says Geist, "Together we help to build a community." (more...)

BWW Review: THE EFFECT Dazzles at Houston Equity FestivalBWW Review: THE EFFECT Dazzles at Houston Equity Festival
by Brett Cullum - May 15, 2019

THE EFFECT sets a high bar for the rest of The Houston Equity Festival. It's a testament to what impact a small intimate theater space can do with outstanding actors and a daring piece of written work. (more...)

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