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BWW Review: LEND ME A TENOR at Old Opera House
by Johnna Leary - Sep 9, 2017

A sharply timed and hysterical show featuring a wonderful ensemble cast with pristine comedic direction from Susan Thornton, Ken Ludwig's Lend Me A Tenor at the Old Opera House is one evening of comedy you don't want to miss! (more...)

United Solo's Artistic Director Omar Sangare Invited as Special Guest to Commemorate American Thespian
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

Founder and artistic director of New York's United Solo Festival and professor at Williams College, Omar Sangare was invited as a special guest to honor the 150th anniversary of Ira Aldridge's death. (more...)

Reg Rogers to Lead New Translation of Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2017-18 season with An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, newly translated from the Norwegian by Paul Walsh, directed by James Bundy, October 6-October 28 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 12. (more...)

by Laura A. Hobson - Sep 8, 2017

'To be or not to be, that is the question,' says Hamlet in Shakespeare's oft-performed drama. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company chooses to 'be.' Hamlet the artificial pig sits outside the front of the theater inviting patrons into the building. (more...)

Omar Sangare Among Special Guests to Honor 19th-Century Theatrical Icon, Ira Aldridge
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

???????Founder and artistic director of New York's United Solo Festival and professor at Williams College, Omar Sangare was invited as a special guest to honor the 150th anniversary of Ira Aldridge's death. The anniversary event was organized by the Polish city of Lodz, where the 19th-century thespian died during a European tour, and where his grave is located. Aldridge, the first internationally celebrated African American actor, died unexpectedly during rehearsals before opening night. A century and a half later, following an invitation from the Lodz mayor's office, Sangare recited excerpts from "Othello" and Shakespeare's poems as part of the anniversary commemoration. Similar events took place internationally to honor Aldridge and his work. (more...)

Michael Matthews to Helm TWELVE ANGRY MEN at Laguna Playhouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced the third show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season, TWELVE ANGRY MEN, written by Reginald Rose and directed by Ovation Award-winning director Michael Matthews. (more...)

AFTER THE FALL to Open Aux Dog Theatre's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Opening Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill's Tenth Anniversary Season on September 8 and running until October 1 is Arthur Miller's AFTER THE FALL. (more...)

BWW Previews: LEND ME A TENOR at Old Opera House
by Johnna Leary - Sep 8, 2017

A fast-paced and famously funny show about a crazy night at the opera, Lend Me A Tenor opens at the Old Opera House this weekend. (more...)

Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Carrie Compere to Lead THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producers announced today the first North American tour and full casting of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Performances will begin October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors and the tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre. The tour will visit more than 30 cities in its first year on tour. Check out a complete tour route for the 2017-18 season below! (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to the Merchant's House this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

In December 1867, Charles Dickens arrives in New York City for a month of sold-out performances of his beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol.  (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...)

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...)

Lantern Theater Company Announces 2017-18 Season Casting
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Lantern Theater Company announces complete casting for its upcoming 2017/18 season, which begins this week with the Philadelphia premiere of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to attend Red Velvet opening night on Wednesday, September 13 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SMART PEOPLE at Kitchen Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Kitchen Theatre Company launches its 2017-2018 Season with Smart People, a sharp and provocative new comedy by Lydia R. Diamond. Summer L. Williams, Associate Artistic Director of Company One Theatre (Boston, MA), directs. Performances of Smart People began at the Kitchen Theatre Company in The Percy Browning Theatre on September 3. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL to Bring Dangerous Seduction Back to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Following two sold-out runs in Los Angeles and a sold-out pop-up engagement in NYC, Cruel Intentions: The Musical, the stage adaptation of Roger Kumble's 1999 cult hit film, created by Jordan Ross, Lindsey Rosin and Roger Kumble, will return to New York for a limited engagement at (le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street) beginning Friday, November 17, 2017. (more...)

Cast Announced for Steep Theatre's THE INVISIBLE HAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Steep Theatre's 17th season will open this fall with the Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar's The Invisible Hand, directed by Audrey Francis. Akhtar won the Pulitzer for his play Disgraced, which premiered in 2012 at American Theatre Company in Chicago and later played both at the Goodman Theatre and on Broadway.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The Carriage House Players are proud to end their summer festival with The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfeld. (more...)

Trinity Rep Community Groups to Take the Stage in A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Trinity Rep announces a special addition to this year's 40th anniversary production of A Christmas Carol. As part of its ongoing efforts to forge deeper connections with The Rhode Island community, Trinity Rep has invited 18 different community groups to perform in every public performance of this year's production.Celebrating the community-driven spirit of Southern New England's favorite holiday tradition, co-directors Angela Brazil and Stephen Thorne are excited to invite these groups on stage to share in the spotlight. Each community group will perform in three consecutive performances throughout the course of the run of the show.  A Christmas Carol will run November 9 - December 31, 2017, with acting company member Joe Wilson, Jr. in the role of miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge. More information is available online at (more...)

BWW Interview: Vanessa Morosco in WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 5, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues their 'Art of Hope' season with 'What the Butler Saw' by Joe Orton and directed by Paul Mullins. The show will be on the Madison stage from September 6 through October 1. had the pleasure of interviewing Vanessa Morosco who plays the part of Mrs. Prentice in the show. (more...)

Cast Announced For THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE at Chester's Storyhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 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 visit to Storyhouse in Chester from 7 November 2017. (more...)

by Herbert Paine - Sep 11, 2017

Uproarious and played to comic perfection, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) is opening Southwest Shakespeare Company's 24th Season with a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino. In other words, to be quite blunt, the wit of the script and the ways of its splendid cast are as sharp as a rapier. Tour de force performances by Breona Conrad, Louis Farber, and Alexis Baigue. Directed by Debra K. Stevens. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 11, 2017
by - Sep 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

American Repertory Ballet Presents CARMEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

This October, American Repertory Ballet (ARB) will present a new triple-bill program in New York City and in New Brunswick, N.J. The performance features work by American Repertory Ballet's Resident Choreographers Kirk Peterson and Mary Barton: Peterson's Carmen and The Eyes that Gently Touch and Barton's Straight Up with a Twist. (more...)

Linbury Prize 2017 Finalists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

The Linbury Prize is the UK's most prestigious award for Stage Design, providing a unique opportunity for graduating designers to work with some of the UK's leading theatre, opera and dance companies. (more...)

Post-Apocalyptic MACBETH Takes the Stage at Bussey Building
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Devil You Know Theatre Company presents a thrilling new version of one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies, charting the bloody rise and downfall of the legendary warrior Macbeth. (more...)

Suranne Jones and Jason Watkins to Star in New West End Production of Bryony Lavery's FROZEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster, Scott & Bailey) and Jason Watkins (Line of Duty, Taboo, W1A) will star in Frozen, Bryony Lavery's Award-Winning play. (more...)

Olivia Vadnais and Reed Allen Worth Will Skate Into Pittsburgh CLO in XANADU; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast of the Pittsburgh premiere of XANADU, October 12-December 17 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for National Youth Theatre REP Company's OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Following the success of four previous West End REP Seasons, the NYT Rep Company will return to the Ambassadors Theatre for a fifth year in September with a brand new female-led adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde exploring women's roles and rights in Victorian society, by Evan Placey who wrote their 2015 hit Consensual. The second REP show, which marks an exciting new collaboration, will see NYT present Frantic Assembly's award-winning modern-day Othello under the direction of Frantic's Associate Director Simon Pittman. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Richard Nelson's ILLYRIA World Premiere Finds Full Cast at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for Illyria, written and directed by Richard Nelson, part of The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette Street and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017


DEATH OF A SALESMAN and SKELETON CREW to Kick Off 54th Season at Trinity Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Trinity Rep kick starts its 54th season with the pairing of two dynamic American plays in rep: Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman directed by Brian McEleney and Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene. (more...)

Boston's Ensemble Chaconne to Perform MEASURE FOR MEASURE: THE MUSIC OF SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS at Centenary Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Centenary Stage Company's 2017 - 18 season is in full swing and continues on Sunday, September 24 at 2pm with Boston's Ensemble Chaconne as they perform Measure for Measure: The Music of Shakespeare's Plays in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Neil Simon's LOST IN YONKERS to Open Next Week at Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

The Group Rep presents Neil Simon's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning comedic drama directedby Larry Eisenberg, produced by Doug Haverty. (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS Celebrates 30 Years at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts's production of Shear Madness, the uproarious whodunit that holds the Guiness world record as the longest-running play in America, celebrates 30 years of hair-raising hilarity as it resumes performances tonight, August 29, in the Kennedy Center Theater Lab. (more...)

Jeremy Webb Appointed as Artistic Director at Neptune theatre
by Chelsey Robichaud - Aug 29, 2017

Director, producer, actor and writer Jeremy Webb will be Neptune Theatre's new artistic director. The announcement was made today at a news conference in Halifax. (more...)

RING OF FIRE Kicks Off Virginia Stage's 39th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Virginia Stage Company kicks off its 39th Season with the hit musical, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash. Explore love, family, and heartache through the tumultuous biography of the man in black. This energetic and exhilarating musical rocks more than thirty of Cash's iconic hits. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Announces Cast for West Coast Premiere of INCOGNITO by Nick Payne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company (RTC) is pleased to announce the cast for the West Coast premiere of NICK PAYNE'S profoundly moving play INCOGNITO, directed by Ovation nominee and Indy Award-winner KATHARINE FARMER. This dazzling new drama explores what it means to be human and how memory and imagination shape our identities. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Opens its 2017-2018 Season with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the Chicago Premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride, written by Matthew Lopez, directed by Lauren Shouse. The Legend of Georgia McBride runs September 14-October 22at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press performance is Friday, September 22 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of Kitchen Theatre Company's SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2017

Kitchen Theatre Company launches its 2017-2018 Season with Smart People , a sharp and provocative new comedy by Lydia R. Diamond. Summer L. Williams, Associate Artistic Director of Company One Theatre (Boston, MA), directs. Performances of Smart People begin at the Kitchen Theatre Company in The Percy Browning Theatre on September 3. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED!
by Walter McBride - Aug 25, 2017

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli  new play, Stuffed, opens Off-Broadway this fall in a new production at the Westside Theatre (Downstairs, 407 West 43rd Street), following a limited NYC run last fall at WP Theater. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/25 - HAMILTON, HEDWIG, SISTER ACT and More!
by BWW Special - Aug 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature HAMILTON, SISTER ACT, HEDWIG and More! (more...)

Bear Music Fest Announces Final Lineup and Schedule That Includes the Return of The Q Brothers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express; Ellisa Sun; and Mari Mack & Livin' Like Kings just added to the 2nd annual Bear Music Fest lineup. The three day, all-inclusive summer camp, house party, music festival goes down Friday throughSunday, September 8th-10th, 2017, at Lair of The Golden Bear in Pinecrest, California. Located in Tuolumne County — approximately 2.5 hours from the San Francisco Bay Area — Bear Music Fest offers a unique all-inclusive experience. Weekend festival passes range from $195 - $300 and include accommodations, meals, all performances (20+) and workshops. (more...)

Debra Whitfield's FIRE, About Triangle Waist Company Disaster, to Premiere Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Chatillion Stage Company presents the world premiere of the new play FIRE written by Debra Whitfield (Duck Sauce Can Be Dangerous). (more...)

PPT to Present International Collaboration IN GOD'S OWN COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Piedmont Players Theatre kicks off its new season with an international theatre project celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. (more...)

The Old Globe to Present David Israel Reynoso's Immersive WAKING LA LLORONA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the culminating presentation of award-winning San Diego scenic and costume designer David Israel Reynoso's project for the The San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst program. (more...)

THE LOVER and THE COLLECTION Double Bill Set for Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Building on the critical success of his 2011 production of Harold Pinter's Old Times, STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn will return to the British playwright's gripping realm of doubt and disquiet to direct a double bill of short plays. The Lover and The Collection will run from September 26-October 29 at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW). (more...)

Trinity Rep Announces New Artistic Director Title After Generous Donation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Trinity Rep has announced that it has received a generous multi-year donation from Arthur P. Solomon and Sally E. Lapides to support its company, community, and education-focused mission. In celebration of this commitment, Trinity Rep's artistic director position, held by Curt Columbus, will be named 'The Arthur P. Solomon and Sally E. Lapides Artistic Director' through June 2022. (more...)

Shakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Old Globe today announced due to popular demand, that William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, has now been extended through September 22.  (more...)

Cast Announced for Playhouse on Park's Production of AVENUE Q
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Playhouse on Park opens Season Nine Mainstage Series with musical comedy Avenue Q, music and lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez and book by Jeff Whitty. Avenue Q runs from September 13-October 8.     (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Marsha Stephanie Blake Joins Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli and producer Rachel Karpf announced today complete casting for Lampanelli's new play, Stuffed, opening Off-Broadway this fall in a new production at the Westside Theatre (Downstairs, 407 West 43rd Street), following a limited NYC run last fall at WP Theater. (more...)

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