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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.
I AM ANTIGONE to Make World Premiere as Part of TNC's Dream Up Festival
Aug 2, 2017
Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival presents the world premiere of I Am Antigone, September 8th through September 16th at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue).
STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN Returns to the Big Screen for 35th Anniversary Celebration This September
Aug 2, 2017
“Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” the epic science-fiction adventure that continues to captivate audiences, marks its 35th anniversary with a two-day-only return to cinemas nationwide.
Public Sales Start Next Monday for UMS's 2017-18 Season
Aug 2, 2017
Monday, August 7 marks the official beginning of ticket sales for individual performances presented as part the 2017-18 University Musical Society (UMS) season. With appearances by internationally renowned orchestras, chamber musicians, dance groups, jazz and global music artists, and theater and dance ensembles, the UMS season spans the complete spectrum of the performing arts.
APOLOGIA Leads August's Top 10 New London Shows
Aug 2, 2017
London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a starry drama to musical revivals and family-friendly fun, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews…
UK Tour Dates for TWIST by Chino Odimba Announced, with 6 shows at Soho Theatre
Aug 2, 2017
Dickens Reimagined in the Refugee Crisis: New play Twist asks why is Oliver's story still so familiar?
Guest Blog: Lisa-Marie Hoctor Talks HOME Manchester's River Stage Takeover
Aug 2, 2017
This weekend, the Northerners are in town. Manchester comes to the National Theatre and with it is a celebration of the melting pot which is our glorious Northern city.
Trap Door Theatre Announces Cast for OCCIDENTAL EXPRESS
Aug 2, 2017
The Trap Door Theatre is proud to announce the cast for upcoming fall project Occidental Express by Matei Visniec and directed by guest director form Hungary, Istvan Szabo K. to open 24th season!
BWW Review: George Orwell's ANIMAL FARM Speaks Directly to the World's Current Political Turmoil
Aug 2, 2017
ANIMAL FARM, Orwell's brilliant political satire about the corrupting influence of power, charts the fall of idealism and the rise of tyranny after the animals of Manor Farm rise up against their oppressive human owner in a struggle for rights, equality, gaining the right to make their own choices on how to live their lives. Onstage, the story is read by two children, the girl (Sierra Rose Friday) and boy (Shane McDermott), keeping the audience informed as to the action taking place or what has gone on off stage leading to that particular scene. It all begins as the animals, led by Snowball, an idealistic pig (Christopher Yarrow), take over the farm from Mr. Jones (Steve Fisher). Their plan goes well at first; all the animals are equal and content. But eventually, several of the other pigs, led by Napoleon (Mark Lewis) and Squealer (Melora Marshall), yield to the lure of power and start to make decisions that serve their own interests best, eventually leading them to proclaim that some animals are more equal than others. The quote, 'absolute power corrupts absolutely,' certainly applies to Orwell's masterful work.
Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Samantha Bond in THE LIE
Aug 2, 2017
The Menier Chocolate Factory today announced that Samantha Bond will play Alice in Florian Zeller's The Lie in a translation by Christopher Hampton.
Siobhan Redmond Joins the Cast of Mark Thomson's SNOWFLAKE at the Pleasance
Aug 2, 2017
Award-winning Scottish theatre, television and film actress Siobhan Redmond joined rehearsals at Edinburgh College to record the role of the absentee mother in Mark Thomson's new play, Snowflake.
Michelle Dockery Joins Bryan Cranston In NETWORK At The National Theatre
Aug 2, 2017
This autumn the National Theatre will stage the world-premiere of Network, Lee Hall's new adaptation of the Oscar-winning film by Paddy Chayefsky.  Directed by Ivo van Hove, Tony Award winner Bryan Cranston plays Howard Beale and announced today is Michelle Dockery as Diana Christenson. 
Jasper Britton, Susannah Harker to Lead THE BLINDING LIGHT Premiere at Jermyn Street Theatre
Aug 1, 2017
This September, Tom Littler launches his first season as Artistic Director of Jermyn Street Theatre with the world premiere of celebrated playwright Howard Brenton's The Blinding Light, a specially commissioned work about the life of Swedish dramatist August Strindberg.
Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for FOLLIES at National Theatre
Aug 1, 2017
1971, New York. There's a party on the stage of the Weissman Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.
The New Wolsey Theatre Announces THE LADYKILLERS Cast For Regional Tour
Aug 1, 2017
The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich has today announced the cast for their new co-production of Graham Linehan's THE LADYKILLERS, which will run from Thursday 7 to Saturday 30 September 2017, directed by Artistic Director Peter Rowe.
Queen's Theatre Hornchurch Presents the British Premiere of Ken Ludwig's A FOX ON THE FAIRWAY
Aug 1, 2017
The Queen's Theatre Hornchurch is delighted to be presenting the British premiere of two-time Olivier Award-winning Ken Ludwig's critically acclaimed farce, A Fox on the Fairway. The season's opening show runs at the theatre from 25 August - 16 September.
59 Productions to Create Public Artwork for Re-Opening of Smithsonian's Freer|Sackler Museums
Jul 31, 2017
The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian's museums of Asian Art in Washington, will be transformed into a spectacular public artwork by the Tony Award-winning artists, 59 Productions, to celebrate the renovation and reopening of the two museums in October.
Mickael de Oliveira's THE CONSTITUTION to Make U.S. Debut at UNDER St. Marks
Jul 31, 2017
FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Saudade Theatre (Producers, Vanessa Varela & Filipe Valle Costa) will present the United States Premiere of Mickael de Oliveira's The Constitution, translated by Maria Ines Marques and directed by Jill DeArmon (Assistant Director, Pedro Marnoto Pereira), August 31-September 10 at UNDER St. Marks
UK Tour of BEAUTIFUL Finds Its Carole King; Cast Announced!
Jul 31, 2017
Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Mike Bosner in association with Michael Harrison are delighted to announce that Bronte Barbe will play 'Carole King' in the UK and Ireland tour of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL.
Falcon Theatre Sets Cast for Season Opener FRANKENSTEIN
Jul 31, 2017
Falcon Theatre has announced the cast for its first show of the 2017-2018 season.
Single Tickets on Sale Tomorrow at Huntington Theatre Company
Jul 31, 2017
Single tickets to the Huntington Theatre Company's 2017-2018 season will go on sale to the general public at midnight on Tuesday, August 1.

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