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The Public Theater Announces Lineup for UNDER THE RADAR 2018
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

The Public Theater announced the exciting national and international line-up today for the 14th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, running January 4-15, 2018. (more...)

Peter Wight and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor Join THE BIRTHDAY PARTY; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions has just announced full casting for Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party. (more...)

Christopher Johnston's Vietnam Play GHOSTS OF WAR Gets NYC Reading
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

Based on extensive interviews with a retired Marine officer who served in Vietnam, Christopher Johnston's new play, The Ghosts of War, chronicles Jim Kyle's four-decade search to learn what happened to his friend, Danny Nicklow, who was killed in action at Khe Sanh in 1967. (more...)

Miles Richardson to Lead DEAR BRUTUS at Southwark Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

Miles Richardson leads an 11-strong cast of J. M. Barrie's rarely performed play DEAR BRUTUS in its centenary year at Southwark Playhouse, presented by Troupe Theatre and directed by Jonathan O'Boyle. (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega Celebrates Aaron Mark with EMPANADA LOCA Reading Today at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017

Acclaimed actors and Tony Award nominees Daphne Rubin-Vega and Tom Hewitt celebrate the 'twisted' works of Aaron Mark in TWO TALES OF TERROR at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street), presented by All For One Theater (AFO) as a Halloween offering. (more...)

Ellen Margolis' PERICLES WET Makes World Premiere this December at Portland Shakes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Portland Shakespeare Project presents the world premiere of Pericles Wet, by Portland playwright Ellen Margolis. Commissioned by Portland Shakes, Pericles Wet is a masterful adaptation of William Shakespeare's Pericles directed by Michael Mendelson. (more...)

Anna Chlumsky, Becky Ann Baker, Adam Pally and More to Star in CARDINAL at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced complete casting for the world premiere of GREG PIERCE's play, Cardinal, directed by KATE WHORISKEY. (more...)

BWW Interview: Fenella Woolgar Talks THE SLAVES OF SOLITUDE
by Marianka Swain - Oct 27, 2017

Actress Fenella Woolgar's work ranges from Handbagged and Circle Mirror Transformation to Home Fires and Doctor Who. She's currently starring in the stage adaptation of Patrick Hamilton's The Slaves of Solitude, about a boarding house in 1943 Henley-on-Thames, where Miss Roach, who endures daily torment from a fellow occupant, becomes involved with an American serviceman. The play is now in previews at Hampstead Theatre. (more...)

Patrick Page Talks Atypical Villainy and More in HADESTOWN at Citadel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Broadway star Patrick Page, known for his roles in shows such as The Lion King and Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, has been with HADESTOWN since it was at the workshop stage. Page played Hades in the New York Theatre Workshop production Off-Broadway, and is continuing in the role here at the Citadel. Below, the acclaimed actor spoke with Citadel Theatre's Sydnee Bryant about how he pursued the role and why Hades isn't a typical villain. (more...)

Richard Thomas, Pamela Reed, Daisy Eagan and More to Lead THE HUMANS Tour at Seattle Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Producers Scott Rudin and Barry Diller just announced the cast and itinerary for the national tour of the most acclaimed American play in recent memory: The Humans. This November, The Humans kicks off its coast-to-coast national tour at Seattle Repertory Theatre before moving on to engagements in top markets across the United States. (more...)

RED VELVET Begins Rehearsals At Chicago Shakespeare Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) begins rehearsals next week for the stirring drama Red Velvet, staged by Broadway and Chicago director Gary Griffin and starring celebrated Shakespearean actor Dion Johnstone. (more...)

Find Yourself in HOME Manchester's Spring/Summer 2018 Season; Full Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

HOME today announces its new season of international theatre and dance from February to September 2018. Check out the trailer for the upcoming season below! (more...)

Town Hall Theatre Announces A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: An American Musical Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

Town Hall Theatre Generations Season 2017-2018 celebrates this holiday season with the warm and deeply-moving musical play, A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: An American Musical Celebration, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel, with music by Daryl Waters. (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega and Tom Hewitt to Celebrate Aaron Mark with TWO TALES OF TERROR at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

Acclaimed actors and Tony Award nominees Daphne Rubin-Vega and Tom Hewitt celebrate the 'twisted' works of Aaron Mark in TWO TALES OF TERROR at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street), presented by All For One Theater (AFO) as a Halloween offering. (more...)

Naked Shakespeare's Announce Second 2017-18 Show SIRENS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

Naked Shakespeare's Announce Second 2017-18 Show SIRENS (more...)

Tony-Winning Play THE HUMANS to Bring Tour to San Francisco Next June
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

SHN today announced a special engagement of the most acclaimed American play in recent memory: The Humans, which will be coming to the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco from June 5 through 17, 2018. (more...)

Broadway Tour of THE HUMANS, Starring Richard Thomas, Daisy Eagan and More, to Stop in Minneapolis
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Producers Scott Rudin and Barry Diller today announced the cast and itinerary for the national tour of the most acclaimed American play in recent memory: The Humans. The Humans plays the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) for a limited one-week engagement Feb. 13-18, 2018 as part of the Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season. (more...)

Richard Thomas, Pamela Reed and Daisy Eagan to Star in THE HUMANS Tour in Chicago This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and Producers Scott Rudin and Barry Diller today announced the cast and itinerary for the national tour of the most acclaimed American play in recent memory: The Humans. The Humans plays Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited two-week engagement Jan. 30 Feb. 11, 2018. (more...)

Classics, Comedies, Musicals and More Highlight League of Chicago Theatres' Annual Holiday Guide
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

The Chicago theater community will present a wide variety of festive plays, musicals, dance and concert offerings this Holiday season. (more...)

Madness and Mayhem With 3 MEN IN TIGHTS Delights the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Hold onto your codpiece! Delaware Theatre Company brings revisionist Elizabethan theater to the boards. THE COMPLETE WORKS OF William Shakespeare (abridged) REVISED re-creates all 37 of William Shakespeare's plays in no less than 97 minutes portrayed by 3 very nimble actors from November 29-December 23, 2017. (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega to Star in MISS YOU LIKE HELL at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that the New York premiere of MISS YOU LIKE HELL has been added to The Public's Astor Anniversary Season, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette Street and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre presents THE DANCING PRINCESSES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

The tango, the cha cha, and the waltz, oh my! It's time to break out those dancing shoes for Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's world premiere, family-friendly musical The Dancing Princesses, by local playwright Joseph McDonough with music and lyrics by David Kisor. This whimsical production brings to life a royal mystery as five diverse sisters dance their way through the new incarnation of the classic, enchanting story. With hot chocolate, dance numbers, and shenanigans aplenty, The Dancing Princesses is holiday fun for the entire family! Playing November 29-December 30, 2017. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. Premiere Sponsor is Macy's. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Robert Richmond
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 8, 2017

Today's subject Robert Richmond is currently living his theatre life at Folger Theatre as director for Anthony and Cleopatra. The production runs through November 19th. (more...)

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote! (more...)

Everyman Announces Acting Company for 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Just weeks after winning two major awards for its 21st Century version of the 'rep' company model, the Everyman has announced actors who will form part of the Everyman Company 2018. (more...)

THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE, Starring Chester's Cate Hamer, to Arrive at Storyhouse This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

In four weeks, the critically acclaimed production of Things I Know To Be True arrives in Chester, featuring a fantastic cast including Chester born Cate Hamer and Liverpool actor John McArdle. (more...)

Michael Urie-Led HAMLET Finds Full Cast at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) announces the cast and creative team for Hamlet, directed by STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn and featuring acclaimed actor Michael Urie as the tortured Danish prince. Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedy will run January 16-February 25, 2018 at Sidney Harman Hall. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Wraps 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival wrapped up its 2017 season on October 28 with the final performances of Shakespeare in Love, Henry IV, Part Two, and Julius Caesar. (more...)

Second Round Titles Announced For The Shakespeare's New Contemporaries Project
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

From June 1 - August 1, 2018, the American Shakespeare Center (ASC) will seek plays that are inspired by and in conversation with Othello; Henry IV, Part 2; Cymbeline; and A Midsummer Night's Dream for the second round of the Shakespeare's New Contemporaries (SNC) Project. The SNC Project, announced earlier this year, strives to inspire the world's most talented playwrights to compose original works that serve as partner plays to Shakespeare's classics. (more...)

Maurice Emmanuel Parent to Star in MAN OF LA MANCHA at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Man of La Mancha, December 1-24, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be on Monday, December 4 at 7:30pm. (more...)

David Serero to Star in THE JEW OF MALTA For One Night Only Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

THE JEW OF MALTA by Marlowe, starring David Serero as Barabas, to be performed in New York for a one night only! (more...)

Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED to Close Early Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Playwright and comedian Lisa Lampanelli and producer Rachel Karpf announced today that STUFFED will play its final performance Off-Broadway on Sunday, November 19th at the Westside Theatre (Downstairs, 407 West 43rd Street). (more...)

THE INVISIBLE HAND Extends at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

With only a few tickets remaining for its original run, Steep Theatre has added four more performances of The Invisible Hand. This powerful play has fascinated audiences and critics alike. The Invisible Hand will run through Saturday, November 18. (more...)

Playwright Carlyle Brown Named 2018 William Inge Theater Festival Honoree
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

Playwright Carlyle Brown is the recipient of the William Inge Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater Award, at the 37th Annual William Inge Theatre Festival at Independence Community College, Kansas. The Inge Festival, the Official Theatre Festival of the State of Kansas, takes place May 9-12, 2018. (more...)

Edward Watts Goes Green in 'THE GRINCH', Beginning Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

The Old Globe presents its 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!* The holiday musical will run tonight, November 4, through December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

BEE Begins Tonight as Part of HB Studio Residency Project
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

BEE, a new work created by Melody Erfani and written by Sean Michael Welch, will be performed at HB Studio (120 Bank Street, West Village) as part of their First Floor Studio Residency Project for three weekends this fall, starting tonight, November 4th. (more...)

Teresa Banham, Greg Hicks, and More to Star in Will Eno's THE OPEN HOUSE at Theatre Royal Bath
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Casting is today announced for the UK premiere of Will Eno's award-winning play The Open House, directed by former Artistic Director of the RSC, Michael Boyd. (more...)

Open Mic Fundraiser for the Youth Shakespeare Festival Santa Fe Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Santa Fe Students from six high schools and Upstart Cows of Santa Fe have been preparing scenes and speeches for the Youth Shakespeare Festival Santa Fe since the start of the school year. (more...)

Theatre NOVA Presents THE YEAR WITHOUT A PANTO CLAUS Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the world premiere of The Year Without a Panto Claus by Carla Milarch and R. MacKenzie Lewis. (more...)

Synchronicity Theatre Announces Winners of 2017-18 'STRIPPED BARE' Project
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Atlanta's Synchronicity Theatre has announced the three works that will be produced as part of this season's Stripped Bare: Arts Incubator Project. (more...)

Hiroshi Sugimoto's RIKYU-ENOURA: A NEW NOH PLAY Premieres Tonight at Japan Society
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Japan Society presents the world premiere of Rikyu-Enoura: A New Noh Play by Hiroshi Sugimoto. Commissioned by Japan Society and Odawara Art Foundation for the Society's 110th Anniversary, this noh play, which is newly written but adheres to noh's medieval language, is performed in traditional style with noh masks, costumes, musical instruments and chanters. (more...)

Rajiv Joseph's THE LAKE EFFECT to Make Ohio Premiere at Karamu House
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Karamu House, the oldest multicultural performing arts center in the country, continues its mission to produce socially relevant, professional quality entertainment. (more...)

Linbury Prize 2017 Winners Announced and Exhibition Opens at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

The winners of the prestigious Linbury Prize for Stage Design 2017 were announced at a ceremony at the National Theatre on 1 November. (more...)

Bring the Family Together for IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Bells will ring and angels will get their wings during Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF's (Orlando Shakes) production of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Adapted by Joe Landry with original music and arrangements by Kevin Connors, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play runs from November 29 December 30, 2017 in the Margeson Theater. Tickets ($13 - $50) can be purchased by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 E. Rollins St.). (more...)

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote! (more...)

Burning Coal's Diverse, Devised PETER PAN & WENDY Takes Flight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Peter Pan & Wendy, adapted from the beloved children's novel of JM Barrie by Lillian White and Burning Coal Theatre Company, directed by Lillian White. (more...)

Capitalism Onstage! Meet the Full Company of JUNK, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Nov 2, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater presents Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes, opening tonight, November 2, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

MUSWELL HILL Begins Performances Tomorrow at The Barrow Group
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

The Barrow Group Theatre Company (Seth Barrish and Lee Brock, Co-Artistic Directors; Robert Serrell, Executive Director), recipient of a Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award, launches their 2017-2018 season with the New York premiere of Muswell Hill, a play by Torben Betts, in a co-production with The Pond Theatre Company. Directed by Shannon Patterson, the six-member cast features Jason Alan Carvell (War Horse), as Mat, Colleen Clinton (Proof) as Jess, Lily Dorment (Abigail's Party) as Karen, Richard Hollis (The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time) as Simon, John Pirkis ( Blue Bloods ) as Tony, and Sarah Street (Abigail's Party) as Annie. (more...)

Trinity Rep Hosts 2017 Project Discovery Gala 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Trinity Repertory Company announces its 2017 Project Discovery Gala Flights of Fancy, which celebrates and supports education programs at Trinity Rep. The event will be held in Warwick's Textron Airplane Hangar and will feature cocktails, light dinner, fun and laughter, plus a live auction and a Shakespeare cabaret performed by Trinity Rep resident actors. Flights of Fancy is co-chaired by Alison & Larry Eichler and Suzanne & Ira Magaziner. The event committee includes Richard Beretta, Martha Douglas-Osmundson, Rebecca Gibel & Charlie Thurston, Laura Harris, Sally Herreid, Heidi Keller Moon, Kibbe & Tom Reilly, and Barbara & Larry Schoenfeld. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Of New Jersey presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A Live Radio Play
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey wraps its 2017 season with a delightful adaptation of a treasured holiday film, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. After a successful staged reading of the play in 2016, director Doug West returns to direct this new take on a beloved tale. Adapter Joe Landry has brought the 1946 film to the stage where he has gathered a troupe of radio actors and live Foley sound artists to perform It's a Wonderful Life in a 1940s radio station. Performances begin on November 30. Patrons can purchase tickets at The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre located at 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by going online at www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

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