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based on the novel by Jules Verne


Full Casting Announced for the Number One UK Tour of DEATHTRAP
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Full casting for the UK tour of Ira Levin's Tony-nominated classic thriller Deathtrap includes Sam Phillips (Clifford), Beverly Klein (Helga ten Dorp) and Julien Ball (Porter). They join the previously announced TV stars Paul Bradley (Holby City and EastEnders) as Sidney Bruhl and BAFTA nominee Jessie Wallace (EastEnders and Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be) as Myra Bruhl. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 31, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! According to the non-clock thing hanging on the wall - what's it called? Oh, yeah, a calendar (yeah, like we'd ever allow a calendar to hang on any wall under our control - today is May 31, 2017! It's another day to allow yourself to live life dramatically and to gain ownership of your own schedule for the rest of the week so you can be certain to get to the theater. Yesterday, in our never-ending quest to enlist all of you to write our daily column for us, we posted TODAY'S QUERY on Facebook, asking our gentle readers to weigh in or whether or not 'dressing for the theater' is de rigueur or is it more of a 'come as you are' nature. Little did we know that such a question could engender such passionate responses and we daresay rather passionate defenses of the wear-whatever-the-hell-you-want school of thought. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Presents Writer-Producer Speed Date: Pitch Your Work to a Roomful of Real Producers
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the next Writer-Producer Speed Dateon Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 5:30pm at NOLA Rehearsal Studio, 244 W. 54th Street, 11th floor, NYC. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 2017 Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces artistic company members for its 82nd season, running June 13 through October 15, 2017.  (more...)

TRU to Host New 'Writer-Producer Speed Date' Next Month at NOLA Rehearsal Studio
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the next Writer-Producer Speed Date on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 5:30pm at NOLA Rehearsal Studio, 244 W. 54th Street, 11th floor, NYC. This unique program is designed to help playwrights master The Art of the Pitch and gain confidence in talking about their work. (more...)

TheatreWorks Launches 48th Season with World Premiere of THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off its 48th season with the World Premiere of The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga. Drawn from one of the first ever graphic novels, set to an infectious ragtime and vaudeville score by local composer/lyricist Min Kahng, the comic musical follows four Japanese immigrants in a world of possibility and prejudice: turn-of-the-twentieth-century San Francisco. (more...)

THE LION KING, SCHOOL OF ROCK, and More Announced For 20th Annual Kids Week
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Kids Week, the annual London theatre initiative run by the Society of London Theatre, returns for the whole of August 2017, with more than 35 shows offering free tickets for children. This year marks the 20th Kids Week, which began in 1998 and over the years has reached over 1.2 million children and families. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY Returns to Glasgow King's
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Norman Pace (ITV1's The Hale and Pace Show) will play Wilbur Turnblad when the smash-hit musical, Hairspray arrives in Glasgow this October as part of a major UK tour. (more...)

Rachel Kraft to Step Down as Executive Director at Lookingglass Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces that Rachel Kraft has decided to step down as Executive Director after 12 years with the company. (more...)

Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS to Bring Summer Chills to the Alley
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Alley Theatre announces the cast and creative team for Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, the Exxon Mobil Summer Chills production offering a fun and exciting escape from the sizzling summer heat. Based on the classic film by Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps is adapted by Patrick Barlow, directed by Mark Shanahan, and runs July 21 - August 20 in the Hubbard Theatre. (more...)

2016-17 Omaha Community Playhouse Awards Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The Omaha Community Playhouse honored its top volunteers at the annual Awards Night ceremony held Monday evening. (more...)

Actors' Shakespeare Project Announces New Artistic Director Christopher V. Edwards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Actors' Shakespeare Project is excited to announce Christopher V. Edwards as the company's new Artistic Director. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 22, 2017
by - Jun 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Sails Into London's Cadogan Hall For 5 Weeks Only
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The New Vic Theatre's celebrated production of Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days adapted by Laura Eason and directed by Theresa Heskins arrives at London's Cadogan Hall, as part of a major six month tour. The production opens 2 August and runs until 2 September. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's World Premiere of THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off its 48th season with the World Premiere of The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga. (more...)

Society of London Theatre Names New President
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Society of London Theatre (SOLT) has announced that Kenny Wax has been appointed as its new President. (more...)

Livepool Everyman & Playhouse Announce New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Sherlock's search for the Baskerville hound heads to the Playhouse as the Everyman hosts Kneehigh's riotous world premiere of The Tin Drum. (more...)

Backstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state. (more...)

The Skivvies' Nick Cearley to Lead AN ACT OF GOD at B Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

A series of tweets on the parody account @TheTweetofGod landed American comedy writer David Javerbaum a book deal. Eventually that book, The Last Testament: A Memoir By God, was adapted for the stage and renamed as An Act of God. The stage version premiered at Broadway's Studio 54 Theatre in 2015 with Big Bang Theory sitcom star Jim Parsons in the leading role. A second run featured Will & Grace's Sean Hayes in the leading role, and now the B Street Theatre will give the holy role to Nick Cearley (Buyer & Cellar). (more...)

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Announces Major UK Tour & London Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The New Vic Theatre's celebrated production of Jules Verne's AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 Days adapted by Laura Eason and directed by Theresa Heskins returns to the stage for a major six month tour. Following (more...)

Writer/Director Marcia Kimpton "BARDO BLUES" To Close Out 8th Annual SOHO Film Fest
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

With the SOHO International Film Festival right around the corner at Village East Cinemas (189 2nd Avenue on 12th Street), #SOHO8 recently announced a brand new drama making its WORLD PREMIERE as an official selection on Closing Night, Wednesday, June 21st! (more...)

You Can't Stop the Beat! Casting Announced For UK Tour of HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Norman Pace (ITV1's The Hale and Pace Show) will play Wilbur Turnblad in the major UK tour of the smash hit musical Hairspray, opening at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff this summer. (more...)

World-Class Teaching Lineup Announced for Merrimack Repertory Theatre's Young Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) announces a world-class lineup of teaching artists for 2017-18 Young Company, the one-of-a-kind youth program that has kids tell their own stories through theatre and stay connected with MRT all year long. (more...)

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Takes Off This Week at Hedgerow THeatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Hop aboard Phileas Fogg's hot-air balloon as Hedgerow Theatre Company's small troupe of actors take on a global collection of carnival characters in Mark Brown's imaginative and theatrical re-imagining of Jules Verne's 1873 adventure, Around the World in 80 Days, running July 6 to August 13. All the world's a stage, literally, in this theatrical tour-de-force. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Epic Adventure THE THREE MUSKETEERS to Begin Next Week at Pennsylvania Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

This swashbuckling romp abounds with comedy, danger, and romance. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's production of Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers previews July 12 and 13, opens July 14, and continues through August 6 in repertory with Shakespeare's As You Like It at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS at Hedgerow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Hop aboard Phileas Fogg's hot-air balloon as Hedgerow Theatre Company's small troupe of actors take on a global collection of carnival characters in Mark Brown's imaginative and theatrical re-imagining of Jules Verne's 1873 adventure, Around the World in 80 Days, running July 6 to August 13. All the world's a stage, literally, in this theatrical tour-de-force. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Dame Judi Dench Announced As Exeter Northcott Theatre's 50th Anniversary Patron
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Exeter Northcott Theatre turns 50 years old and will celebrate with an Anniversary Gala (more...)

B Street Theatre Announces 2018 Season At The Sofia, On Sale 5 July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Celebrate this Independence Day with a subscription to the B Street Theatre's 2018 Season, the first in The Sofia, their new home on Capitol Avenue. (more...)

Casting Announced for OF KITH AND KIN, DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS, and UNCLE VANYA at Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announced casting for three productions in his inaugural season - Of Kith and Kin, Desire Under the Elms and Uncle Vanya. (more...)

Cambridge Arts Theatre Announces Spectacular Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Cambridge Arts Theatre's autumn season is now on sale, boasting an exceptional line-up of distinguished dramas, acclaimed post and pre-West End productions, famous faces and one-night events. Catering for all artistic tastes, the autumn season showcases the very best of the West End and beyond. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Peter Gill's New Adaptation of UNCLE VANYA at Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey, today announces the full cast for her production of Uncle Vanya, in a first-time co-production with Sheffield Theatres. (more...)

Tickets On Sale for Sydney's MAMMA MIA Thursday 27th July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

SOS! Get in quick as tickets go on sale this week for the Sydney season of the global musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! The general public can purchase tickets from Thursday 27th July at mammamiathemusical.com.au (more...)

The Glass Eye Presents THE TEMPEST At Playhouse On Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

New York City-based production company, The Glass Eye, is bringing their tour of William Shakespeare's The Tempest to Playhouse on Park on Friday, August 11 at 8pm and Saturday, August 12 at 1pm.   (more...)

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS to Take Audiences on Classic Adventure at HVT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Hudson Village Theatre's (HVT's) third production of the summer, playing August 9 to 27, is Around the World in 80 Days, based on Jules Verne's acclaimed 1873 classic adventure. (more...)

Immersive KPOP to Take Over A.R.T./New York Theatres This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, presents the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

B Street Theatre Presents BLOOMSDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Bloomsday was commissioned by the ACT theatre in Seattle, Washington and premiered there in September of 2015, where it received rave reviews. The play has received further productions throughout the country: the Ensemble Theatre in Cincinnati, Ohio, Austin Playhouse in Austin, Texas, and the Next ACT Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off its 48th season with the World Premiere of The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga. Drawn from one of the first ever graphic novels, set to an infectious ragtime and vaudeville score by local composer/lyricist Min Kahng, the comic musical follows four Japanese immigrants in a world of possibility and prejudice: turn-of-the-twentieth-century San Francisco. From a tumultuous earthquake to an exhilarating World's Fair, the quartet pursues the American Dream, despite limited options in the land of opportunity. Directed by TheatreWorks Associate Artistic Director Leslie Martinson, and developed at TheatreWorks' 2016 New Works Festival, the World Premiere ofThe Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga will be presented July 12-August 6, 2017 (press opening: July 15) at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visitTheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

New Block of Tickets Released for Immersive KPOP Run This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Due to popular demand, Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, has released a new block of tickets and has added performances (September 16 & 30 at 3pm) to the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

Photo Flash: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Opens at Cadogan Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The New Vic Theatre's celebrated production of Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days adapted by Laura Eason and directed by Theresa Heskins arrives at London's Cadogan Hall, as part of a major six month tour. The production opened 2 August and runs until 2 September. (more...)

Strike Up the Band! Final Casting Announced for THE BAND'S VISIT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Broadway production of the critically acclaimed musical THE BAND'S VISIT, arriving on Broadway in Fall 2017 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

BWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, Cadogan Hall
by Alistair Wilkinson - Aug 5, 2017

Jules Verne's 1873 adventure tale Around the World in 80 Days follows Phileas Fogg and his newly employed valet Passepartout as they attempt to circumnavigate the globe in 80 Days on a £20,000 wager (the approximate equivalent of £2 million in 2017). (more...)

Hedgerow's Hit Farce AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Enters Final Two Weekends
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

???????Hop aboard Phileas Fogg's hot-air balloon as Hedgerow Theatre Company's small troupe of actors take on a global collection of carnival characters in Mark Brown's imaginative and theatrical re-imagining of Jules Verne's 1873 adventure, Around the World in 80 Days, running July 6 to August 13. All the world's a stage, literally, in this theatrical tour-de-force. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra to Feature Michelle Williams
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA — Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra — have announced their all-star 2017-2018 season. The diverse line-up will include a tribute to legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin, a special evening combining yoga with the APO's favorite standards, a new family show based on the classic tale Around the World in 80 Days, and a program celebrating the wit of iconic songwriter Cole Porter. Unless otherwise noted, all shows are at the Orchestra's new home, Arena Stage at The Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth Street SW). Tickets to all shows are now on sale at www.AmericanPops.org. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 23, 2017
by - Aug 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Michelle Williams, Ariana DeBose, and More Join American Pops for RESPECT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will honor the 75th birthday of one of the country's most treasured legends with Respect: The Music of Aretha Franklin to begin their star-studded third season. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 16, 2017
by - Aug 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

"I will have poetry in my life.  And adventure.  And love. Love above all." The Cleveland Play House produces the Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama. (more...)

Full Company Announced For THE LIE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for Florian Zeller's The Lie in a translation by Christopher Hampton - Lindsay Posner directs Samantha Bond, James Dreyfus, Tony Gardner and Alexandra Gilbreath. (more...)

Photo Flash: One-Man Multi-Character Murder Mystery THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Comes to B Street
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Phoebe's life in Neptune, New Jersey is unremarkable until a confident 14 year-old orphan named Leonard Pelkey joins her family. In fact, his impact is bigger than the family, he brightens the community. That is, until he goes missing. (more...)

Creede Repertory Theatre Presents the 2017 Headwaters New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

CRT's Headwaters New Play Festival is the source of new plays in the West, and fosters the development of new plays for CRT's stages and beyond. 2017 Playwrights will spend one week in development with a cast, director, and dramaturg at Creede Repertory Theatre, culminating in public readings and performances August 25th-26th. (more...)

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