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by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
This spring, Carnegie Hall's season-long Beethoven celebration continues with a vibrant series of events featuring the complete Beethoven symphony cycle with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra, the complete piano sonatas by nine leading artists, and the complete string quartets by Quatuor Ebène, as well as workshops, lectures, and more. Beyond Carnegie Hall, public programming and events, including music, dance, exhibitions, and lectures at prestigious partner organizations across New York City highlight the many dimensions of the great music master. Together, the Beethoven celebration features more than 70 programs, creating an extraordinary view of this revolutionary composer.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2020
The Lehman Trilogy is officially in previews on Broadway! This strictly limited, 16-week engagement comes to Broadway on the heels of runs at London's National Theatre and New York's Park Avenue Armory, as well as an engagement in London's West End. Written by Stefano Massini, directed by Academy Award and Tony Award winner Sam Mendes, and starring its original cast of Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Ben Miles, The Lehman Trilogy opens officially at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
Jon Culshaw will star as 'Bill Bryson' in a brand-new stage production of Bryson's award-winning memoir NOTES FROM A SMALL ISLAND adapted by BAFTA and Olivier Award winning playwright Tim Whitnall. Directed by the Watermill's Artistic Director Paul Hart, the production will have its world premiere in Newbury on Thursday 24 September and play until Saturday 31 October, with a national press night on Monday 28 September. The production will then tour to Malvern, Cambridge, and Richmond, with further dates to announced.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
The final chapter of The King's Shadow is about to begin. Henry the Fifth, opening March 14, 2020, completes the first season in Brave Spirits Theatre's two-year project to stage Shakespeare's eight history plays about the Wars of the Roses. During a tumultuous period of less than a hundred years, England experienced civil war and political upheaval as the throne switched hands nine times. Shakespeare dramatized these events over the course of his career in eight remarkable plays: Richard the Second, Henry the Fourth Part 1, Henry the Fourth Part 2, Henry the Fifth, Henry the Sixth Part 1, Henry the Sixth Part 2, Henry the Sixth Part 3, and Richard the Third. Brave Spirits Theatre is making history by becoming the first professional American theatre company to mount full productions of Shakespeare's two tetralogies and perform them in repertory.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
The Old Globe has announced the 2020 Classical Directing Fellowships, a program of the Karen and Stuart Tanz Fellowships at The Old Globe, led by the Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, a leading Shakespearean scholar, author, and director.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
Santa Monica Playhouse announces the extension of the hit comedy Mistakes Were Made - coulda-woulda-shoulda and the addition of award-winning actress Barbara Keegan to the cast, returning to the Playhouse in her third Jerry Mayer hit. Mistakes Were Made now playing through April 26.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
Step back in time on Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM, March 13 and 14, when the Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company launches its 40th Season with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'Sherlock Holmes' Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle.'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 4, 2020
Culture Project will present About Love, a new play with songs and music. With music and lyrics by jazz artist Nancy Harrow and script and direction by Will Pomerantz, About Love plays at The Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street, NYC) in the Black Box Theater. The official opening is Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30PM. About Love plays a limited engagement through March 22. Tickets are available online at, by phone at 212-925-2812, or in-person at The Sheen Center box office Monday to Friday noon to 5PM and one hour before performances.   
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
A rare chance to study with two great improvisers and theatre-makers: specialists in the art of not knowing what is going to happen next...
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
BroadwayHD's CEO Bonnie Comley has announced a new initiative to put the spotlight on underrepresented voices in the theater community, with a special Trailblazers Category.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
An aspiring young journalist hides a big secret. Her parents look for a fresh start. Her best friend Jonas is stuck in the rut of late-night improv shows. Down the street, Shirley Wong grapples with allegations about her husband, the mysterious Rajinder remains an enigma to the neighbourhood, and the Perlitz house rests haunted by the events of its former inhabitants. When flyers appear around the Garneau Block inviting the community to come together and save the neighbourhood, out folds a satirical and moving story of everyday Edmontonians trying to do what Edmontonians do best: rebuild.
by Cindy Marcolina - Mar 14, 2020
William Shakespeare's swansong lands on Jermyn Street Theatre's tiny stage in fetching fashion. Traditionally a grand spectacle, Tom Littler transforms The Tempest into boutique theatre at its finest. Shakespearean veteran Michael Pennington leads as Prospero, and the result is a myth-imbued and aesthetically exquisite show.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
Flint Repertory Theatre presents “ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST” by Dale Wasserman, adapted from the book by Ken Kesey. Performances begin Friday, March 13 and runs through Sunday, March 22. Tickets are now on sale.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
Flying Over Sunset is officially in previews on Broadway! The musical, with book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, and choreography by Michelle Dorrance will open Thursday, April 16.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
Betrayed and overthrown, Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, and his only child Miranda have lived for years in exile on an island of refuse and waste. Now the time has come for a reckoning as Prospero conjures a mighty and catastrophic storm to deliver his enemies to him and begin their torment.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
Due to the current health emergency, About Love will play its final performance off-Broadway at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture tonight, Thursday, March 12 at 7:30PM, a week-and-a-half earlier than its previously announced limited engagement was to conclude. Ticket-holders for canceled performances should contact their point of purchase for a refund.  
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2020
Rapeteta Theatre Company has announced its inaugural production Hurlyburly by David Rabe, coming in April 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2020
The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, America's longest running festival of new orchestral music, celebrates its 58th season July 26 - August 9, 2020, with a remarkable season of timely, topical, and thought-provoking new works.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
The comedy 2 Pianos 4 Hands has been added to the current Olney Theatre Center schedule as a special event for a limited run on the Historic Stage, May 8 - 24, 2020. Written and originally performed by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt; Jefferson McDonald and Matt McGloin take the stage for this production to portray Ted and Richard from their very first piano lessons as they strive to become professional concert pianists. Directed by Tom Frey, each actor plays a piano in this comic look at what happens when we chase our dreams and come up short. Tickets are on sale today via and the box office (301-924-3400).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Zubin Varla and Robert Tripolino will join the cast of ZORRO in concert at Cadogan Hall on Sunday 23 February as Don Alejandro and Ramon respectively. They join the previously announced Ricardo Afonso (Jesus Christ Superstar, We Will Rock You) as the titular role and Diego, Olivier Award-winning actress Lesli Margherita (Matilda on Broadway, Dames At Sea on Broadway, Zorro original West End cast) reprising the role of Inez and four-time Olivier-nominated actress Emma Williams (Half A Sixpence, Mrs Henderson Presents, Zorro original West End cast) who will also reprise the role of Luisa.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Casting details are announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) 2020 Summer production of The Comedy of Errors, which plays in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from 25 April 2020. Joining the previously announced Miles Jupp, who will make his RSC debut as Antipholus of Syracuse, is Jonathan Broadbent (Dromio of Syracuse), Justin Edwards (Antipholus of Ephesus), Greg Haiste (Dromio of Ephesus), Georgia Landers (Luciana) and Annette McLaughlin (Adrianna). Directed by Phillip Breen, the production will be cross-cast with The Winter's Tale (from 28 March 2020) and Pericles (from 15 August 2020). All three plays are sponsored by Darwin Escapes.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
Jesse Berger - Red Bull Theater Founder and Artistic Director, Jim Bredeson - Red Bull Managing Director, and the Board of Trustees of Red Bull Theater have announced that the Twelfth Annual Running of the Red Bulls Gala Benefit on Monday March 30th will celebrate the company's 17th Season and honor Kate Burton, André De Shields, and Theatre Development Fund with the 2020 Matador Awards for Excellence in Classical Theater. Proceeds from the evening will support all of Red Bull Theater's programs including its upcoming Off-Broadway production of The Alchemist.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
'Finding Fellini', a mighty memoir about one woman, Megan Metrikin, who leaves the brutality of Apartheid South Africa in search of her muse -Federico Fellini, in Rome. You slip down the rabbit hole with her and emerge into a wonderland of palpable sensuality, exploration and adventure. It's a wild, obsessive, funny, filmic experience about the power of art to lift you out of any political or emotional doldrums.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
Shakespeare's Globe has announced the full cast for the 2020 Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production of Macbeth, directed by Cressida Brown. This full-scale, fast-paced production is created especially for young people, and will open on Wednesday 26 February until Wednesday 25 March. This year, the demand was so high that over 18,000 free tickets were allocated to state secondary schools in London and Birmingham in just one day, with thousands more students expected to watch the production during its run.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
Small Things Theatre today announce the full company for the world première of Cordelia O'Neill's Anything Is Possible If You Think About It Hard Enough. Kate Budgen directs Gemma Lawrence (Alex) and Huw Parmenter (Rupert). The production opens at Southwark Playhouse on 6 April, with previews from 1 April, and runs until 25 April.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
This March, one of the leading Shakespearean actors of his generation, Michael Pennington, is to play Prospero for the first time in Jermyn Street Theatre's staging of Shakespeare's final work The Tempest.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
As part of its third season in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, Target Margin Theater will continue its multi-year exploration of The One Thousand and One Nights with P*ssyc*ck Know Nothing, a new work that wrestles with The Porter and the Three Ladies of Baghdad stories from the collection of classic Silk Road tales.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
What child doesn't love playing with big brown cardboard boxes? Red Kite, Brown Box is a nationally unique, live theater experience that leads young people with autism, their families and caregivers on an imaginative journey where simple cardboard boxes transform into a safe, magical world full of treasures and joyous play.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
On Thursday, February 13th, PICT Classic Theatre will present the second production of its 2019-2020 Season: A Midsummer Night's Dream, at WQED's Fred Rogers Studio in Oakland.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Hangmen is officially in previews on Broadway! Martin McDonagh's Hangmen marks McDonagh's seventh play to be produced on Broadway and his return to the stage following his BAFTA and Golden Globe Award-winning and Oscar-nominated film Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri. Hangmen will officially open on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Broadway's Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street).
by Richard Allen - Feb 28, 2020
a?oeGood times and bum times, I've seen them all and, my dear, I'm still here,a?? sings Carlotta in a pivotal moment in Follies. Like Carlotta, Follies has proven to be a fighter, surviving the yearly onslaught of new musicals while retaining the show's natural, understated charm. With a set consisting of not much more than a few tables and chairs, Follies spins a story about four aging performers confronting the (literal) ghosts of their past.
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 28, 2020
This season, Two River continues its commitment to produce all 10 plays of August Wilson's American Century Cycle with Brandon Dirden's production of 'Radio Golf,' the sixth play in the Cycle produced at the theater. had the pleasure of interviewing Carl Hendrick Louis who plays Harmond Wilks in the show.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) will officially launch its 85th year and Nataki Garrett's first full season as artistic director on March 6. Preview performances of five plays begin on February 28, and the 2020 season will continue through Nov. 1, with six more plays opening in the spring and summer.
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 25, 2020
Today GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY's Todd Almond speaks with BroadwayWorld about making his Broadway debut in a play which explores the universal themes of struggle, loss, forgiveness, and ultimately, hope.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
The Minutes is officially in previews on Broadway! The cast of The Minutes includes Ian Barford, Blair Brown, Cliff Chamberlain, K. Todd Freeman, Armie Hammer, Tracy Letts, Danny McCarthy, Jessie Mueller, Sally Murphy, Austin Pendleton, Jeff Still.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Culture Project will present About Love, a new play with songs and music. Music and lyrics by jazz artist Nancy Harrow and script and direction by Will Pomerantz. Performances begin Tuesday, February 25 at The Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street, NYC) in the Black Box Theater. The official opening is Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30PM. About Love plays a limited four-week engagement, through March 22. Tickets are available online at, by phone at 212-925-2812, or in-person at The Sheen Center box office Monday to Friday noon to 5PM and one hour before performances.   
by Stage Tube - Feb 25, 2020
Jesse Tyler Ferguson is looking forward to becoming a dad for the first time, but he admits to “superstar mom” Kelly Clarkson that he has no idea what he's doing! Jesse also dishes that while he's excited about this next chapter, he's very sad to see “Modern Family” end this season. He reveals that he's already cried multiple times on set thinking about the end -- when he lets himself think about it at all, that is.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Never Not Once, by the award-winning American playwright Carey Crim, is a poignant and emotionally gripping new drama about what happens when a family is forced to confront an unexpected and explosive answer to the question a?oeWhere do I come from?a??
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Harrison Lang, and in conjunction with The Foundry in West Stockbridge, is pleased to announce that an original revue, entitled What Sondheim Means to Me will be its next installment in its annual a?oeSondheim Winter Concert Seriesa??. The performance will take place at 7pm on Friday, March 27th at The Foundry. Doors and Bar open at 6pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
To mark their 5th season, the 2020 Avex Recital Series will host four concerts by a new generation of leading Japanese artists. 2020 sees the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth and 27th June will showcase Beethoven virtuoso, the highly-renowned blind pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii. Other musicians in this year's series are pianist Yu Kosuge (23rd May), violinist Sayaka Shoji and pianist Víkingur ?"lafsson (28th November), and pianist Mao Fujita (19th December).
by Greg Kerestan - Feb 18, 2020
This may be Shakespeare's dumbest play, but Alan Stanford's production is still smarter than just about anything else you'll see this year.
by Chris Struck - Feb 18, 2020
Chris Struck and Michelle J. Rodriguez discuss Micha Musica: In Transit, and what it means to her to share her upbringing, latinx experience, and to bring her buenavibra spirit to the five boroughs.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Brand-new theatre company represent. today announces the full cast for their inaugural season. With the mission to increase access to the industry for those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, performing in repertory are Aaron Douglas (Girlboss, Southwark Playhouse; Wonder Boy, Arcola Theatre), Sarel Madziya (this is Sarel's professional stage debut), Nemide May (Brothers With No Game, Close Friends), Bola Okun (Feels, Lyric Hammersmith), Loussin-Torah Pilikian (Foodie, The Hope Theatre) and Adam Rachid Lazaar (this is Adam's professional stage debut). represent. will provide the cast with an acting apprenticeship where they can develop their craft, earning a London living wage.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Octavio Solis' Mother Road, a sequel to John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Mother Road premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2019 and will run at Arena Stage from February 7 - March 8, 2020 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage.
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Variety reports that the upcoming Gloria Steinem biopic, from theatre and film director Julie Taymor, has sold to LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Greg only met Ginny a month ago, but he knows they're meant for each other. When she announces that she's going to visit her parents, Greg decides this is the moment to ask her father for his daughter's hand. Discovering a scribbled address, he follows her to Buckinghamshire where he finds Philip and Sheila enjoying a peaceful Sunday morning breakfast in the garden, but the only thing is - they're not Ginny's parents.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
The Coronet Theatre has announced that the cast for master playwright Brian Friel's Afterplay, directed by John Haidar, will be Mariah Gale and Rory Keenan.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) will host a celebration of Andrew Weems (1961-2019). The celebration will take place at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn), TFANA's home, on Monday, February 17 at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
The Coronet Theatre has announced that the cast for master playwright Brian Friel's Afterplay, directed by John Haidar, will be Mariah Gale and Rory Keenan.