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A mother struggles to hold on to her family. A son struggles to let go. A daughter struggles to find her way in the world. Tennessee Williamsí memory play paints a heart-wrenching portrait of the Wingfield family, with each member trapped in a reality that they are desperate to Ė but cannot truly - escape.

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Everyday Inferno Theatre Company Presents NYC Premiere of GLASSHEART
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

Everyday Inferno Theatre Company, in association with Access Theater, is pleased to announce that Glassheart, in its New York premiere, will play a limited run at The Access Theater this October. Written by Reina Hardy, directed by Ana?s Koivisto, and produced by Katherine Sommer, the production features actors Carey Cox (The Glass Menagerie, Broadway), Christopher Alexey Diaz (Asolo Repertory Theatre), Meghann Garmany (The Schoolhouse Theater), and Virginia Roncetti (A Brush with Georgia O'Keefe, Off-Broadway). (more...)

CSUSM Arts & Lectures to Present THE WOMAN IN BLACK This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

California State University San Marcos Arts & Lectures program will present a special one-weekend engagement of Susan Hill's THE WOMAN IN BLACK, adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt. (more...)

THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN to Open This Weekend Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The World Premiere of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias opens on Sunday, September 10 at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents 'Nico Muhly and the Countertenor'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Composer Nico Muhly discusses his music for countertenor with author and illustrator Maira Kalman and Guggenheim curator for performance and media Nat Trotman. (more...)

Aaron Lazar Brings Broadway to LA this Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Aaron Lazar brings his Broadway career of 9 hit shows, and working with Angela Lansbury, Michael Crawford, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Patrick Wilson, Joan Allen, Matthew Morrison, Marsha Mason, Andre' De Shields, etc to the West Coast in An Evening with Aaron Lazar: From Broadway to Hollywood. (more...)

Southampton's New Theatre Opens With World Premiere Of THE SHADOW FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Samuel Hodges, today announces the inaugural production at NST City - the world premiere of Howard Brenton's The Shadow Factory . Hodges' production opens on 15 February, with previews from 7 February, and runs until 3 March. (more...)

Nancy Anderson and Eddie Korbich Join THE PAJAMA GAME at Arena Stage; Full Company Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for The Pajama Game directed by Alan Paul in his Arena Stage debut, with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Sunday for THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Boch Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The Boch Center and The Madison Square Garden Company announced that a brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage for a limited two week engagement from May 1-13, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Dances Into Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

 Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the first mainstage production it its 2017 - 2018 season Billy Elliot the Musical, music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, with direction and choreography by Porchilght Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, with Associate Choreographer Craig V. Miller and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia at Porchlght's new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Previews are Friday, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Sunday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. The regular run performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. (October 22, October 29 and November 5) and at 2 p.m. (November 12 and 19) with an open captioned performance, Saturday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. and a weekday matinee Thursday, Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m. Please note: there is no 7:30 p.m. performance Thursday, Nov. 16. Tickets are $33 - $60 and available at or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre  box office, 773.777.9884. (more...)

Cast Complete for Mark Rylance-Led FARINELLI AND THE KING on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Blackare have announced complete casting for the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, starring three-time Tony Award-winner (Twelfth Night, Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies) Mark Rylance. (more...)

JPAC's Upcoming Performance of THE GLASS MENAGARIE Will Feature a Professional Actress Living with Disabilities
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

JPAC's Upcoming Production of The Glass Menagerie will feature a professional actress living with disabilities. (more...)

The Human Race presents LEGENDALE, 9/7 - 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The Human Race Theatre Company (HRTC) proudly launches its 2017-2018 Eichelberger Loft Season with the American Premiere production of Legendale. Created by Andrea Daly (music and story) and Jeff Bienstock (words and story), this new musical follows a 30-year-old IT manager named Andy, whose favorite way to escape his miserable job and humdrum life is the online game Legendale. He dreams of victory in its new tournament and winning the grand prize to become "the Lord of Legendale," but is stuck competing as a lowly milkmaid. When things in the online world suddenly take a strange turn, Andy and his avatar must both discover their inner warrior. A blend of romance, adventure and virtual reality with a pop-infused score, it's an inspiring tale like no other that's sure to delight. (more...)

BWW Interview: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - Sep 30, 2017

It's common knowledge that Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, is a timeless classic which has been read and loved by millions. Many of us have read the book because our middle school English teacher required it, but we discovered we couldn't put it down. (more...)

Stephanie Trudeau to Bring CHAVELA: THINK OF ME to Pangea This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

Actor/cabaret singer Stephanie Trudeau will perform a return engagement of her docu-cabaret, 'Chavela: Think Of Me,' at Pangea Supper Club, 178 Second Ave. (East Village), November 2, 9 and 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Kelsey Theatre Companies Shine at NJACT's Perry Awards Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

Broadway may have its Tony Awards, but New Jersey does itself proud in honoring excellence in community theater across the state each fall. On Sept. 17, the New Jersey Association of Community Theaters (NJACT) hosted the Perry Awards to recognize community theater productions from the past theater season. (more...)

Aaron Lazar Receives Standing Ovation for Premiere of FROM BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

Direct from the Great White Way, Aaron Lazar, received a standing ovation from a sold out crowd following his premiere performance of 'From Broadway to Hollywood' at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles this week. (more...)

Rhys Ifans to Lead A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Old Vic; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

Matthew Warchus directs Charles Dickens' timeless classic A Christmas Carol in a joyous new adaptation by Jack Thorne, starring Rhys Ifans as Ebenezer Scrooge, opening at The Old Vic on 29 November with previews from 20 November. (more...)

Hannah Yelland, Bruce Dow, Antoinette Robinson, and More to Star in Shakespeare Theatre Company's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Continuing its 2017 2018 Season, Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents Twelfth Night. Directed by internationally acclaimed director Ethan McSweeny and featuring Antoinette Robinson (previously announced) as Viola and Tony Award-nominee Hannah Yelland as Olivia, Shakespeare's comic tale of unrequited love will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from November 14 December 20, 2017. (more...)

Kevin Aichele, Derek Carley, Robyn Hurder and Jenna Nicole Schoen Headline FROM HERE TO ETERNITY's North American Rollout at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse is honored to be part of the North American rollout of the new musical From Here to Eternity, on stage October 4 through 29. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 26, 2017
by - Sep 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Triad Stage Joins Forces with Community Organizations to Reinvent SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

When the Broadway musical South Pacific premiered in 1949, its commentary on race and depiction of relationships between different ethnicities was such a striking departure from the genre that critics and audiences alike deemed it inappropriate. In similar fashion, the southeast regional professional theater Triad Stage seeks not just to repeat plays, but to reimagine them. And it is doing just that with South Pacific, which runs Sept. 17 - Oct. 15 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sierra Repertory presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Sierra Repertory Theatre is proud to present one of Tennessee Williams most highly regarded plays, The Glass Menagerie. It has been, and still is 'must see theatre.' This is a compelling story of an overbearing mother, her resentful son, her fragile daughter and the unsuspecting gentleman caller. Deeply complex themes of duty, love, abandonment, and self-deception are on high display here. What happens to a family when the dreams of one clash with the dreams of another? (more...)

Sebastian Chacon Joins THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Playwrights Realm has announced that Sebastian Chacon will join the cast for the final performances in the Realm's World Premiere production of Michael Yates Crowley's acclaimed The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B. Matthias. (more...)

Peter Brathwaite and Katie Bray to Star in Gate Theatre and English National Opera's EFFIGIES OF WICKEDNESS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Artistic Director Ellen McDougall today announced performers for the Gate Theatre's groundbreaking collaboration with English National Opera opening in May next year. (more...)

LAW & ORDER'S Sam Waterston to Reprise Role on SVU
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jack McCoy is coming back to television. Sam Waterston, who originated the role on Law and Order is reprising the role on the new season of SVU. (more...)

2018 Artios Awards Nominations in Television, Theatre, Short Form Series and Short Film Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Casting Society of America announced nominees for the 2018 Artios Awards for all Television, Theatre, Short Films and Short Form Series categories. Congratulations to all the nominees!! (more...)

New Musical AT FIRST SIGHT Receives World Premiere at The Mountain Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Mountain Playhouse will conclude its 78th season with a rare opportunity for audiences to see the very first performances of a new musical. At First Sight will be presented October 3 - 15. The music and lyrics are by Brandon Lambert. The book was written by Gary Jaffe and Brandon Lambert. The production is directed by Guy Stroman. (more...)

BWW Review: The Glass Menagerie at the Vagabond
by Tina Collins - Sep 18, 2017

Perfect casting makes for a beautiful rendition of The Glass Menagerie at the Vagabond. In this Tennessee Williams' classic, a fractured family struggles to maintain the illusion of hope in a harsh reality. Michael Byrne Zemarel's sensitive direction extracts the timeless elements from the mid-century setting. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre presents World Premiere of FIREFLIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Jane Alexander, Denis Arndt, Judith Ivey, and Christopher Michael McFarland will star in the world premiere of Fireflies by Tony Award nominee Matthew Barber, directed by Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Celia Keenan-Bolger
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Sep 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Emmy Nominee Polly Draper and More to Star in 20TH CENTURY BLUES Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Producer Lida Orzeck and Executive Producer Eva Price have announced the cast of the New York premiere of the new play, 20TH CENTURY BLUES, from Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winner and two-time OBIE Award-winning playwright Susan Miller (MY LEFT BREAST). (more...)

Creative Team Announced for THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the creative team for the next show of the Globe's 2017-2018 Season, acclaimed actor and playwright James Lecesne's tour-de-force one-man show, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Sierra Repertory Theatre is proud to present one of Tennessee Williams most highly regarded plays, The Glass Menagerie. It has been, and still is 'must see theatre.' This is a compelling story of an overbearing mother, her resentful son, her fragile daughter and the unsuspecting gentleman caller. Deeply complex themes of duty, love, abandonment, and self-deception are on high display here. What happens to a family when the dreams of one clash with the dreams of another? (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Cherry Jones & Liev Schreiber Board New Woody Allen Film
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Deadline reports that Broadway vets and Tony Award winners Annaleigh Ashford, Liev Schreiber and Cherry Jones have signed on to the cast of Woody Allen's upcoming untitled movie (more...)

BWW Review: Fragile MENAGERIE Flourishes Because of Strong Characters
by Paul Batterson - Sep 11, 2017

Amanda Wingfield, the centerpiece of Tennessee Williams' 1944 masterpiece, The Glass Menagerie, is much like the staple Southern hospitality, the lemon meringue pie. On the outside, she appears to be all sugar and whipped cream but the topping only provides a thin layer to cover a curt, tart filling. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Star and Recording Artist Morgan James
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 11, 2017

On Monday, September 11, Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Morgan James. For the episode, James shares her story of first moving to New York City to attend the Julliard School as a voice major. Attending Julliard had been a life-long dream and when she was wait listed, she had to get creative in order to make her admission a reality. After graduating and deciding to pursue a career in musical theater, James struggled to find work and had to figure out how she best fit into 'the business.' (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents Nico Muhly and the Countertenor
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

Composer Nico Muhly discusses his music for countertenor with author and illustrator Maira Kalman and Guggenheim curator for performance and media Nat Trotman. (more...)

BWW Review: Studio Tenn's History Lesson for THE BATTLE OF FRANKLIN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 10, 2017

Memory plays are a challenge for any playwright - ask Tennessee Williams, whose The Glass Menagerie is not only the quintessential memory play, but is also a theatrical masterpiece - and that may, perhaps, explain the shortcomings found in Studio Tenn's The Battle of Franklin: A Tale of a House Divided, by Nashville author A.S. Peterson. (more...)

Photo Flash: FLIGHT OF THE MONARCH Makes World Premiere at Gloucester Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the world premiere of Jim Frangione's Flight of the Monarch from September 8 through September 30 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Stage and Screen Star, Helene Yorke
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 9, 2017

On Monday, October 9, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway and TV star Hlene Yorke. Helene made her Broadway debut in 2008 in GREASE. She went on to originate the role of Olive in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and Evelyn in AMERICAN PSYCHO. On television, she is well known for her work on THE GOOD FIGHT, MASTERS OF SEX, and GRAVES. (more...)

Photo Flash: Anthony Hopkins Theatre presents THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey, today announces the full cast for a major revival of Jim Cartwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. Opening in the Anthony Hopkins Theatre on Tuesday 10 October, with previews from Thursday 5 October, the company will be led by Theatr Clwyd Associate, Catrin Aaron, in the lead role of Little Voice. She will be joined by Victoria John (Sadie), Christian Patterson (Mr Boo/Phone Man), Nicola Reynolds (Mari Hoff), Simon Holland Roberts (Ray Say) and Joseph Tweedale (Billy). The production sees Co-Artistic Director of Out Of Joint Theatre, Kate Wasserberg, return to Theatr Clwyd to direct. (more...)

Edward Watts to Go Green in 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!* The holiday musical will run November 4 - December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

ACT 1's LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE Opens Tonight at Darkhorse
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 6, 2017

ACT 1 launches its 2017-18 season tonight, with the Brian Hill-directed Love, Loss and What I Wore the critically acclaimed play by Nora and Delia Ephron, based on the 1995 book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman. Love, Loss and What I Wore opens at Darkhorse Theatre for a three-weekend run through October 21. (more...)

Shortlist Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Voting Now Open!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Today, the shortlist is announced for the 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, celebrating the best long-running West End productions and best new productions from around the country. CLICK HERE TO VOTE! (more...)

FizzWack Theatre Presents Enda Walsh's MISTERMAN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Set in an Irish village called Inishfree, Enda Walsh's riveting and Drama Desk Award winning masterpiece of one man's journey towards judgment day taunts and haunts and dares you to look away. (more...)

Cast Announced for Industry Reading of New Musical PHILLY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

A private industry reading of Philly will be held on Friday, October 13th at 11 AM and 3:30 PM. Philly is a new musical with book by Kevin Coughlin & John Cal, and Music & Lyrics by John Cal. (more...)

Virginia Stage Company to Continue 39th Season with 'THE PARCHMAN HOUR'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Virginia Stage Company continues its 39th Season with The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the '61 Freedom Riders. Co-produced with Norfolk State University Theatre Company, The Parchman Hour journeys through the Deep South with the pioneers who fought discrimination and paved the way for the future. Written and directed by Mike Wiley, this play is adapted from real life accounts of the 1961 Freedom Rides and shares these struggles through music that ranges from spirituals to Bob Dylan. (more...)

Autism-Related Panels, Exhibition, Talkbacks Set for Tectonic's UNCOMMON SENSE at The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Tectonic Theater Project and The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture have announced an array of programs to accompany the New York premiere of Uncommon Sense, written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Andy Paris, produced by Tectonic Theater Project under the artistic direction of Mois s Kaufman. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Jeremy Jordan
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 2, 2017

On Monday, October 2, the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan. Jeremy Jordan made his Broadway debut in 2009's ROCK OF AGES. He went on to play the Tony alternate, appearing twice per week, in the 2009 revival of WEST SIDE STORY. In 2011 he originated the role of Clyde Barrow in BONNIE AND CLYDE. And he received his first Tony nomination for originating the role of Jack Kelly in 2011's NEWSIES. (more...)

BWW Review: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Brings a Lesson of Hope to Sacramento Theatre Company
by Courtney Symes - Oct 1, 2017

Director Casey McClellan again brings a World War II era piece to the Sacramento Theatre Company and makes it relevant to what we are experiencing today. Like last season's The Glass Menagerie, The Diary of Anne Frank deals with the human emotions brought on by betrayal, loss, and, ultimately, hope. (more...)

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