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BWW Interview: Ripton Lindsay talks WOMAD Takeover
Aug 13, 2017
This weekend, WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance) has brought a world of culture to the South Bank. Part of the National's River Stage series, acts such as beat boxer Grace Savage and musicians Afro Cluster have taken over the stage. As Sunday kicked off, BroadwayWorld thought we'd try our hands (and feet and hips) at some dance. Leading a Jus Dance session, Ripton Lindsay chatted to us about workshops, WOMAD and why he loves to perform.
BWW Interview: Grace Savage talks WOMAD Takeover
Aug 12, 2017
WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance) kicks off their second day taking over the River Stage at the National Theatre. Saturday's lineup features performances and workshops, from a range of artists and for a range of ages. Kids as young as three crowded the stage to learn how to beat box from UK champion Grace Savage. Grace joined us just after to share her experience and reveal why that's the perfect age to start.
BWW Interview: Russell Evans, Sam Robertson & Hugh Parry talk AFRO CLUSTER at WOMAD
Aug 12, 2017
The River Stage Festival returns this summer to the National Theatre. Different companies and groups takeover the South Bank, from The Glory to Rambert and the National itself. This weekend, WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance) took over with a stellar line up featuring Afro Cluster. Band members Russell Evans, Sam Robertson and Hugh Parry spoke to us about their influences, WOMAD and the touring life.
ArtsWest Announces THE WHO & THE WHAT
Aug 11, 2017
ArtsWest will open the 2017-18 Season with THE WHO & THE WHAT, Ayad Akhtar's witty and whip-smart play about a young Muslim woman confronting her family and her faith, at the ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery on September 7. Performances will run Thursday through Sunday until October 1.  
CONSTELLATIONS Comes to TheatreWorks, 8/23-7/17
Aug 11, 2017
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2017/2018 season with the regional premiere of the London and Broadway hit, Constellations. This unconventional drama explores the infinite possibilities of "boy meets girl" with intelligence, heart, and humor as it follows a charming beekeeper and a Cambridge cosmologist, nerds in love for better and for worse, and the ever-changing mystery of "what ifs."
National Black Theatre's 49th Season Heads 'Black to the Future'
Aug 11, 2017
Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre's 49th season cedes the floor to modern-day griots with gripping, one-person tales capturing the trauma and triumph of a people. In a nod to the African tradition of the storyteller and historian who inspires and uplifts, the season is anchored by two one-person shows, The Peculiar Patriot, by Liza Jessie Peterson, a coproduction with Hi-ARTS, and Sancho by Paterson Joseph, a coproduction with Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) and Pemberley Productions. Themed "Black to the Future," the 49th season-which includes workshop productions by resident playwrights-seeks to take stock of the present and look to the past to predict and help shape a brighter future for Black people.
IPPERWASH Comes to the Blyth Festival
Aug 11, 2017
In 1942 the Department of Defense relocated the community of Stony Point to neighbouring reserve Kettle Point to establish the training base Camp Ipperwash. The department promised to return the land after the war had concluded.
Vivica Fox to Star in TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME Stage Adaptation
Aug 11, 2017
The original movie was met with rave reviews, instantly becoming a fan favorite and ultimately a cult classic. Over the years, the media has lauded it a 'turning point in movie history' and a 'game changer.' It is the movie 'Two Can Play That Game.' Now, an adaptation of the hit movie will be hitting the stage and touring across the country.
Full Casting Announced for PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS UK Tour
Aug 11, 2017
Full casting has been announced on Jeremy Herrin's much anticipated UK revival of Duncan Macmillan's highly acclaimed People, Places & Things. 
CORIOLANUS: FIGHT LIKE A BITCH Announces Cast
Aug 10, 2017
To live like a legend... sometimes you have to fight like a bitch. The country is at war, and the Senate cannot keep the peace within its own walls--- let alone on the battlefield. Enter Coriolanus: the country's most famous badass warrior. She returns home to face the greatest battle yet: to win the love of the people & run for office--- or face the dangerous consequences of defying society's expectations. CORIOLANUS, the rarely produced play by William Shakespeare about politics, power, and pride, is packed with daring physical combat and deliciously vicious language.
Quantum Theatre and En Garde Arts to Present World Premiere of RED HILLS
Aug 10, 2017
Quantum Theatre and En Garde Arts are presenting the World Premiere of Red Hills by Sean Christopher Lewis in Pittsburgh's Strip District from August 18th - September 10th.
Cast Set for Tectonic Theater Project's UNCOMMON SENSE, A New Play About Living with Autism
Aug 10, 2017
Tectonic Theater Project has announced casting for the New York premiere of Uncommon Sense, a new play about living on the autism spectrum, which the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture presents for five weeks only, October 25 to November 26, at The Sheen Center's Loreto Theater (18 Bleecker Street, NYC). The work is written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Andy Paris under the artistic direction of Tectonic's founder, Moises Kaufman.
UNITED FLIGHT 232 to Return to The House Theatre of Chicago
Aug 10, 2017
The House Theatre of Chicago has announced the return of the 2016 Joseph Jefferson award-winning show for "Best Production of a Play (midsize)," adapted and directed by Vanessa Stalling+, United Flight 232.
Cast Complete for London Transfer of TROUBLE IN MIND
Aug 10, 2017
Today, Print Room at the Coronet announced the full cast for the London transfer of Alice Childress' Trouble in Mind.
JANE EYRE Returns to the National Theatre's Lyttelton Theatre this Autumn
Aug 10, 2017
Sally Cookson's adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's masterpiece Jane Eyre returns to the NT's Lyttelton Theatre from 26 September - 21 October 2017 following a critically acclaimed season at the National Theatre and a major UK tour.
Full Cast Announced for New Production of THE CARETAKER at Bristol Old Vic this Autumn
Aug 10, 2017
Bristol Old Vic and Royal & Derngate, Northampton have announced the full cast for The Caretaker which will begin rehearsals today.
BWW Interview: Cheech Manohar of MEAN GIRLS on His Parody Rap Audition
Aug 10, 2017
At 21-years-old and fresh out of college, Cheech Manohar's got it pretty grool. He's about to make his Broadway debut as suave virgin North Shore mathlete, Kevin Gnapoor, in the new musical Mean Girls, an adaption of the 2004 film of the same name.
Olivier and Tony Winner Ian McDiarmid to Star in Birmingham Repertory Theatre's WHAT SHADOWS
Aug 10, 2017
Olivier and Tony Award-winning actor, Ian McDiarmid will play MP Enoch Powell in Chris Hannan's searing play, What Shadows. Directed by Roxana Silbert (Artistic Director, Birmingham Repertory Theatre), What Shadows tells the story of Powell's explosive Rivers of Blood speech, bringing to life the community that inspired it and, 30 years later, its effects on a woman trying to make sense of her life.
West End and Old Vic Actors Announced to Perform in SCRIBBLE at the Edinburgh Fringe
Aug 10, 2017
Seven performers who collectively have appeared in London's West End and Old Vic, and worked with organisations including the BBC, National Theatre of Scotland, Stellar Quines and Oran Mor will be taking to the stage to perform the supporting role of Scribble.
Citizens Theatre to Offer First 50p Ticket Sale of 2017 for 'ORESTEIA'
Aug 9, 2017
On Saturday 12 August at 10am, 100 bargain tickets go on sale at the Citizens Theatre for the first show of the Autumn 2017 season - the epic theatrical event, Oresteia: This Restless House.
English Language Premiere of Iceland's GUILTY Set for TNC's Dream Up Festival
Aug 9, 2017
Iceland in the 19th Century was not exactly an idyll; it was an island nation of farming and fishing communities, pretty much cut off from the much of the rest of the world. Crime was rare and capital crimes rarer still. So the country's criminal cases have become the stuff of legend, including the child rape case in Rifsaedasel of 1837, which is as infamous to Icelanders as The Manson Family is to Americans. Contemporary Icelandic playwright Hrafnhildur Hagalin revisits this infamous case with 'Guilty' (2014), a verse play that gracefully and provocatively examines issues of obsession and mercy which cling to it to this day.
THE EXORCIST to be Unleashed onto the West End Stage for the First Time
Aug 9, 2017
Forty-five years after William Peter Blatty's best-selling novel terrified an entire generation, The Exorcist will be unleashed onto the West End stage for the very first time in a uniquely theatrical experience directed by Sean Mathias and adapted for the stage by John Pielmeier.
WOMAD to Take the National Theatre River Stage this Weekend
Aug 9, 2017
On Friday 11 August WOMAD, the world's festival, will take to the stage at the National Theatre for the first time. Join WOMAD as they a host a range of acclaimed international acts and artists and take over the NT's River Stage festival for a weekend of beats, harmonies and the very best in world music.
The Countdown Is On To The World Premiere Of THE BAND In Manchester
Aug 9, 2017
Excitement is building for the world premiere of THE BAND which opens its UK tour at Manchester Opera House next month.
ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery Announces Three Directors Joining the 2017-18 Season
Aug 8, 2017
ArtsWest has announced three young, celebrated Seattle directors who will bring their talent and vision to the 2017-2018 I AM Season - Samip Raval will direct Ayad Akhtar's THE WHO & THE WHAT, Sara Porkalob will direct Jiehae Park's PEERLESS, and Brandon J. Simmons will direct Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON.
Lauren Yee's IN A WORD Gets SoCal Premiere at Chance Theater
Aug 8, 2017
Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the sixth show of our 2017 season… in a word. Written by former Chance Theater Resident Playwright Lauren Yee, in a word has received numerous awards and was recently named a New York Times Critic's Pick. Directed by Jocelyn A. Brown, in a word will preview from September 8 through September 15; regular performances will begin September 16 and continue through October 8 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Fyda-Mar Stage.
Life of Professional Wrestler Ted DiBiase Documented in THE PRICE OF FAME, In Theaters 11/7
Aug 8, 2017
Ted DiBiase is known by scores of fans as the “Million Dollar Man” – the larger-than-life character that helped launch pro-wrestling into the international spotlight and one of the greatest villains in pro-wrestling history.
Gateway Film Center to Present National Theatre Live's ANGELS IN AMERICA
Aug 8, 2017
Stage & Screen and National Theatre Live present Tony Kushner's multi-award winning two-part play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, captured live and broadcast on its 25th anniversary.
House Theatre of Chicago Announces Return of UNITED FLIGHT 232
Aug 7, 2017
The House Theatre of Chicago is proud to announce the return of the 2016 Joseph Jefferson award-winning show for "Best Production of a Play (midsize)," adapted and directed by Vanessa Stalling+, United Flight 232. The adaptation of Laurence Gonzales' book Flight 232 tells the story of the harrowing July 19, 1989 flight bound for Chicago's O'Hare airport.
Michaela Martens Replaces Stephanie Blythe in SFO's ELEKTRA
Aug 7, 2017
San Francisco Opera announced today a cast change for Richard Strauss' Elektra, which opens on Saturday, September 9, in English director Keith Warner's new staging at the War Memorial Opera House. American mezzo-soprano Michaela Martens will sing the role of Klytemnestra, replacing mezzo-sopranoStephanie Blythe who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons.
HGOco Commissions New 'Song of Houston' Operas
Aug 7, 2017
HGOco, Houston Grand Opera's community collaboration and education arm, has launched the next phase of itsSong of Houston initiative with commissions from two rising composer/librettist teams. Home of My Ancestors, by composer Nkeiru Okoye and librettist Anita Gonzalez, will premiere in March 2019. The not-yet-titled second opera, by composer Nell Shaw Cohen and librettist Megan Cohen, will premiere in March of 2021. A third commission will be announced at a later time. The award-winning Song of Houston is an initiative within HGOco that has been creating new works based on stories that define the unique character of Houston since 2007.
Up On The Marquee: Get in Loser, MEAN GIRLS is Starting
Aug 7, 2017
You can't sit with them, but you can sit in the theatre and watch. MEAN GIRLS is up on the marquee at the National Theatre in Washington, DC, check it out below!
Buffalo Theatre Ensemble Begins Season with THE 39 STEPS
Aug 7, 2017
Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE), the professional Equity company in residence at the McAninch Arts Center opens its 2017-2018 season with "The 39 Steps," adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan. BTE Ensemble Member Kurt Naebig* directs this zany Hitchcock-inspired whodunit.  Performances runSept. 7-Oct. 8. There will be a preview performance on Sept. 7 at 8 p.m.; press opening is Friday, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m.
Casting Announced for 2017 UK Tour of THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE
Aug 7, 2017
Full casting has been announced for Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company South Australia's critically acclaimed Things I Know To Be True ahead of its return to the UK from 27 September 2017.
Natalie Dormer and David Oakes in Star VENUS IN FUR at Theatre Royal Haymarket
Aug 7, 2017
TRH Productions have released the exclusive first image of Natalie Dormer and David Oakes prior the West End premiere of David Ives' hit Broadway play Venus in Fur which will run for a strictly limited nine week engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket run from 6 October to 9 December with opening night for press on 17 October.
BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at the Ahmanson Makes for Exhilarating Theatre
Aug 7, 2017
What a deliciously exciting and provocative evening in the theatre! The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon's novel, comes to vivid life as a play within a play with a fascinating array of visual effects, a dynamite ensemble and a remarkable performance by Adam Langdon under the skilled direction of Marianne Elliott. It graces the Ahmanson stage through September 10 only.
Theatre For A New Audience Announces 2017-18 Season
Aug 7, 2017
On the heels of winning its second Ross Wetzsteon Award for Sustained Excellence at the 2017 OBIE Awards, Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) have just announced its 2017-18 season.
Full Casting Announced for THE SEAGULL at Lyric Hammersmith
Aug 7, 2017
The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Simon Stephens's new version of Anton Chekhov's highly renowned play, The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes.
David Shannon, Gina Beck, Tom Edden, and Marianne Benedict Join MATILDA THE MUSICAL
Aug 7, 2017
The Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda The Musical has announced its new adult cast with David Shannon playing Miss Trunchbull alongside Gina Beck as Miss Honey and Tom Edden and Marianne Benedict as Mr and Mrs Wormwood. The multi award-winning production is currently playing its sixth year in the West End and is booking until 27 May 2018.
Staged! Conservatory Seeks Cast for 1980'S TEEN MUSICAL
Aug 6, 2017
After a successful staged reading during January's Fertile Ground Festival, Staged! Is ready to launch the fully staged world premiere of Mark LaPierre and Eric Nordin's sweetly smart musical homage to the John Hughes generation.
BWW Exclusive: Celebrating the Unsung Musicals of Hal Prince
Aug 5, 2017
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, SWEENEY TODD, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, COMPANY, CABARET, FOLLIES. Each was directed and/or produced by Broadway legend Harold Prince. Each contributed to his record-high pile of Tony awards, and has been produced and acclaimed across the world.
Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Aug 4, 2017
Presented by Center Theatre Group, The National Theatre production of 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' opened at the Ahmanson Theatre on August 3.
High Calibre Cast Announced for Rapture's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Aug 4, 2017
This autumn, Rapture Theatre's hot new production of the iconic American masterpiece will transport Scottish audiences to the sensual, sultry surroundings of New Orleans.
Catherine Cusack Leads Cast of Howard Barker's JUDITH: A PARTING FROM THE BODY
Aug 4, 2017
Judith: A Parting From The Body by internationally-renowned playwright Howard Barker returns to the stage for a UK tour this autumn, telling the apocryphal story that has fascinated artists for centuries.  Barker, lauded by The Times as 'England's greatest living dramatist', pulls back the dusty sheets of Holofernes' tent in this radical re-telling revealing what really happened in this mystic tale.
Rachael Stirling, Kwong Loke, and More to Join Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire in LABOUR OF LOVE; Full Cast Announced!
Aug 4, 2017
MGC and Headlong today announced the full company for the world premiere of James Graham's new play Labour of Love. Joining Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire are Rachael Stirling, Kwong Loke, Dickon Tyrrell and Susan Wokoma.
NYU Skirball Theater Announces Worldly 2017-18 Season
Aug 3, 2017
NYU Skirball's 2017-18 theater season offers a wide range of presentations, from the political to the outrageous, and includes American premieres from the Palestinian Freedom Theatre, Chile's Teatro La Re-sentida, Ireland's bad boys THISISPOPBABY, and Berlin's outrageous Gob Squad theater. The Hypocrites theater of Chicago invites audiences onto the stage for a beach party in the New York premiere of its adaptation of Pirates of Penzance, and the public is invited to free, site-specific performances of the French classic, In the Solitude of the Cotton Fields, specially adapted for audience interaction.
Photo Flash: First Look at Stockard Channing and the Cast of APOLOGIA at Trafalgar Studios
Aug 3, 2017
Freema Agyeman,  Laura Carmichael, Desmond Barrit, and Joseph Millson join Tony and Emmy award winner Stockard Channing in a new production of Olivier Award winner Alexi Kaye Campbell's darkly funny and haunting play about family and its secrets, directed by the multi-award winning Jamie Lloyd.
National Theatre Wales Confirms Professional and Community Cast for WE'RE STILL HERE
Aug 3, 2017
A combination of professional actors - including a local steelworker - and a community cast from Port Talbot will be performing in National Theatre Wales & Common Wealth's We're Still Here. This new production tackles one of the biggest symbols of Wales' industrial past and present; the Port Talbot steelworks.
THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE to Embark on UK Tour
Aug 3, 2017
This September, a thrilling new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's dark psychological fantasy, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, will be embarking on a five month UK tour, immersing audiences in the myth and mystery of 19th century London. The production, which is adapted and directed by Nick Lane, presents a unique take on the classic Gothic horror story.
National Theatre, Royal Court Stars to Join Alan MacKenzie in SCRIBBLE at Edinburgh Fringe
Aug 2, 2017
Twenty-three performers who have performed with organisations and venues including the National Theatre and Royal Court in London, the English National Opera, National Theatre of Scotland, Citizens Theatre and Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre and Traverse Theatre will be taking to the stage to perform the supporting role during the month-long Festival Fringe run of Scribble, winner of the Assembly Roxy Theatre award, opposite Alan MacKenzie in the lead role of Ross.

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