Cleveland Play House Brings Adventure And Arrows With Ken Ludwig's SherwoodCleveland Play House Brings Adventure And Arrows With Ken Ludwig's Sherwood
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Cleveland Play House (CPH) is raising the swashbuckling stakes on the Robin Hood folklore with an exciting adventure that conjures up joy, romance and merriment. Ken Ludwig's Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood, is a lightning speed tale full of playful characters that will take over the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square from February 2nd through February 24th, 2019.   (more...)

Announcing The Cast And Creative Team Of Diversionary's 20th Anniversary Production Of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCHAnnouncing The Cast And Creative Team Of Diversionary's 20th Anniversary Production Of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

At long last, Hedwig comes to Diversionary! This iconic musical is an integral part of the LGBT theater canon and truly rocked the musical form when it debuted Off Broadway 20 years ago. It has since been made into a movie, enjoyed productions all over the world, and had its Broadway debut starring Neil Patrick Harris, winning the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Our 20th anniversary production will find a thrilling new aesthetic and a renewed authenticity as we conclude a nationwide casting search for the right gender non-binary performer to fill Hedwig's boots! Get ready to rock! (more...)

Tony Hawk Set To Develop Musical Adaptation Of the Novel SLAM, Aiming For Broadway in 2020Tony Hawk Set To Develop Musical Adaptation Of the Novel SLAM, Aiming For Broadway in 2020
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Producers Anita Greenspan and Tony Hawk with Executive producer Adam Zotovich announced today that a new musical adaptation of the 2007 Nick Hornby novel, SLAM, is in development. This new project will feature a book by Tony Award Nominee Kyle Jarrow (SpongeBob SquarePants the Musical) with music and lyrics by Mark Mothersbaugh (prolific film composer, co-founder of new wave band Devo). Pro-skater Tony Hawk, who is featured as a character in the novel, is a producer on the project and is slated to develop skate choreography. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At FROST/NIXON At Theatreworks Silicon ValleyPhoto Flash: First Look At FROST/NIXON At Theatreworks Silicon Valley
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will kick off the new year with the Tony and Olivier Award nominated drama Frost/Nixon. Written by Golden Globe winner Peter Morgan (creator of Netflix's The Crown), Frost/Nixon is a riveting political prizefight where the cameras roll, the truth spins, and it becomes clear that he who controls the medium controls the message. With America caught in the riptides of Watergate and Vietnam, the former leader of the free world and a lightweight British talk-show host clash in a legendary series of TV interviews that will determine the President's legacy forever. Directed by Leslie Martinson, Frost/Nixon will be presented January 16 - February 10, 2019 (press opening: January 19, 2019) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Opal Alladin, Keith Powell & More Will Lead TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS at the Old GlobeOpal Alladin, Keith Powell & More Will Lead TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS at the Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Tiny Beautiful Things, based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed (Torch, Brave Enough, Wild, 'Dear Sugar'), adapted for the stage by Academy Award nominee Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Instant Mom). Co-conceived by Marshall Heyman ('Dietland'), Thomas Kail (Hamilton, Fox's Grease Live!), and Vardalos, and directed by Globe favorite James Vasquez (American Mariachi, Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!), Tiny Beautiful Things will run February 9 - March 10, 2019 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, opening on Thursday, February 14. Tickets are on sale now starting at $30.00 and can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.  (more...)

Sacred Fools Presents The West Coast Premiere Of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKETSacred Fools Presents The West Coast Premiere Of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Sacred Fools Theater Company is excited to continue its 22st season with the West Coast Premiere of Too Heavy for Your Pocket written by Jireh Breon Holder and directed by Michael Shepperd. "We have been tracking Too Heavy For Your Pocket since its world premiere, and were deeply affected by the poetry and humanity on display in Jiren's work," former Artistic Director Bryan Bellomo says. "We are honored to bring a west coast premiere to Los Angeles, and thrilled to finally have the opportunity to partner with Michael A. Shepperd, the perfect director to tell this delicate story of aspiration and familial love." (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Announces Casting For MAMMA MIA!Drury Lane Theatre Announces Casting For MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for its production of the international megahit Mamma Mia!, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bj rn Ulvaeus, some songs with Stig Anderson, and book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia! is directed by Artistic Director William Osetek and choreographed by Jane Lanier with music direction by Roberta Duchak. Mamma Mia! runs February 7 April 14, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Town Hall Presents Staged Reading Of Anna Ziegler's BOYTown Hall Presents Staged Reading Of Anna Ziegler's BOY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Next up in Town Hall Theatre's staged reading series IN THE WINGS is a one-night only reading of BOY, a moving new play about gender identity by Anna Ziegler.  BOY will have one performance only on Monday, February 4, 2019, at Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, in Lafayette, CA.  Tickets are $10 general admission and free to subscribers, and are available through the Box Office at (925) 283-1557 or online at www.TownHallTheatre.com.  (more...)

Winners Announced for the 2018 BroadwayWorld San Diego AwardsWinners Announced for the 2018 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and voted on by you - the local theatergoers! (more...)

Ali Ewoldt and Doreen Montalvo Will Lead Two Parts of ANNE OF GREEN GABLESAli Ewoldt and Doreen Montalvo Will Lead Two Parts of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Royal Family Productions (Chris Henry, Artistic Director), a Times Square based non-profit theatre company known for its innovative productions and development of new original work, has announced the complete cast for the workshop presentation of Anne of Green Gables: Part II as well as the the World Premiere of Anne of Green Gables: Part I. Doreen Montalvo (On Your Feet, In the Heights) will be portraying Anne in a workshop presentation of Anne of Green Gables: Part II (January 31 - February 10). She is joined by dancers Mindy Lai (LCT: The King and I) and Erica Misilo. Joining the previously-announced Ali Ewoldt (Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables) in Anne of Green Gables: Part I are dancers Brooke Averi, Nichole Forde, Hannah Hall, Kara Menendez, Stephanie Young, and understudy Juna Shai. (more...)

Ken Ludwig To Be Distinguished Speaker At Annual Sherlock Holmes Birthday WeekendKen Ludwig To Be Distinguished Speaker At Annual Sherlock Holmes Birthday Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Ken Ludwig - the two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright and author of more than two dozen plays, including the whodunits BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY and a stage adaptation of Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - will be the Distinguished Speaker at The Bakers Street Irregulars' Annual Sherlock Holmes Birthday Weekend on Friday, January 11 at the Yale Club in NYC, it has been announced by The Baker Street Irregulars, a literary society that celebrates all things Sherlockian. (more...)

Applications Open For Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Summer ResidenciesApplications Open For Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Summer Residencies
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced applications are open for this summer. Nine musical theatre writing teams will be awarded nine consecutive weeklong residencies in the Hudson Valley between June 30 and September 1. Each team gets a private retreat to focus solely on writing their new musical. All writers are eligible and their musical can be at any stage of development. All costs are covered including travel up to $750, and each writer gets a $500 stipend. Writers with children are welcomed to apply. There is no fee for applications received by February 6 and there is a fee of $20 for the final deadline of February 16.  More information and the online application can be found at https://www.rhinebeckwriters.org/2019-residencies. (more...)

The Old Globe Announces Classical Directing FellowshipsThe Old Globe Announces Classical Directing Fellowships
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

The Old Globe has announced The Old Globe Classical Directing Fellowship, led by the Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, a leading Shakespearean scholar, author, and director. Four directing fellows-Daniel Jaquez, Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, Sam White, and LA Williams-will participate in the pilot session of this new initiative. They will be in residence from Tuesday, January 22 through Friday, January 26, 2019. (more...)

Theatre Forward's Chairman Awards Gala to Honor Bryan Cranston and MoreTheatre Forward's Chairman Awards Gala to Honor Bryan Cranston and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

Theatre Forward and Chairman John Thomopoulos will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala on Monday, April 8, 2019 at The Pierre (2 East 61st Street). (more...)

Actor Rajane Katurah Joins Children's Theatre Company's Acting CompanyActor Rajane Katurah Joins Children's Theatre Company's Acting Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) announced today that actor Rajane Katurah will join CTC's Acting Company beginning with the 2019-2020 Season. Rajane relocated to Minnesota in 2017 when she accepted the offer to become one of the 2017-2018 Performing Apprentices and has most recently received rave reviews for her performance in Park Square Theatre's Marie and Rosetta. During her time as a CTC Performing Apprentice, she performed roles in Dr. Seuss's How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Wiz, and Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, which was performed both at CTC as well as The Old Globe in San Diego, California. She joins as the fifth Acting Company member alongside Autumn Ness, Dean Holt, Gerald Drake, and Reed Sigmund. (more...)

Luna Stage Presents World Premiere of ROAN @ THE GATESLuna Stage Presents World Premiere of ROAN @ THE GATES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

Luna Stage will launch 2019 with the World Premiere of Christina Gorman's cyber-security romance Roan @ The Gates by, directed by Michelle Tattenbaum. An exploration of internet privacy and the risks of whistleblowing, this suspenseful new play examines the cost of doing the right thing. (more...)

Patrick Page Brings One-Man Show to PraguePatrick Page Brings One-Man Show to Prague
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2019

Broadway Star Patrick Page comes to Prague for a special one-night only performance of his new one man show "Evil Genius: How Shakespeare Invented the Villain". This exclusive performance is part of the 2019 Shakespeare Theatre Association Conference hosted by Prague Shakespeare Company, on 10 January, 2019 at 8 pm--Divadlo Na Pradle. (more...)

Star Awards Honorees Announced By San Diego Performing Arts League For 25th Star Awards!Star Awards Honorees Announced By San Diego Performing Arts League For 25th Star Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

The San Diego Performing Arts League is pleased to announce that 41 volunteers from 31 local performing arts organizations have been selected to be honored this year at the 25th Star Awards on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The Star Awards honors volunteers of San Diego County performing arts organizations, and recognizes the indispensable role that volunteers play in the arts community. Each organization selects its own special volunteer to be recognized. These honored volunteers have donated countless hours to music, theater, dance and other cultural institutions in San Diego County. (more...)

Casting Announced For FAMILIAR At The Old GlobeCasting Announced For FAMILIAR At The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for Familiar by Tony Award nominee Danai Gurira (Broadway's Eclipsed, Black Panther, "The Walking Dead"). This funny, warmhearted look at tradition, marriage, and what it means to be an American family will be directed by Edward Torres (the Globe's Water by the Spoonful and Native Gardens, Cancion at Repertorio Espaņol) and will run January 26 - March 3, 2019 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run January 26-30. Opening night is Thursday, January 31. Tickets start at $30.00 and can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. (more...)

Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For THE HEIRESS At Arena StageFull Cast And Creative Team Announced For THE HEIRESS At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for Ruth and Augustus Goetz's melodrama, The Heiress, suggested by the Henry James novel, Washington Square. After growing up subjected to her father's disinterest and strong resentment, a young woman in the 1850s discovers what love is in her journey towards independence, growth and strength, without an impactful female role model in her life. Directed by Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko, The Heiress runs February 8 - March 10, 2019 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

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