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West End's THE FERRYMAN Will Transfer to Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Sonia Friedman Productions and Neal Street Productions will transfer Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, to Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W. 45th Street, New York) in October 2018. (more...)

RIPE FRENZY Comes to New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

New Repertory Theatre and Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP) present Ripe Frenzy, performed February 24-March 11, 2018 at the Boston University College of Fine Arts Studio ONE, 855 Commonwealth Ave, Boston. Tickets may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of ALL OR NOTHING - THE MOD MUSICAL at Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

NOTHING - THE MOD MUSICAL stars Carol Harrison as Kay Marriott and Chris Simmons as Steve Marriott, as well as Samuel Pope as Young Steve Marriott, Stefan Edwards as Kenney Jones, Stanton Wright as Ronnie Lane, Alexander Gold as Ian McLagan, Edward Elgood as Jimmy Winston, Karis Anderson as P.P. Arnold and Russell Floyd as Don Arden. Also in the cast are Daniel Beales, Alfie Harrison-Foreman, Dani Acors and Emily Daniels. David Shute and Danielle Johnson will play Steve Marriott and Kay Marriott at certain performances. ALL OR NOTHING's limited season will run at the Arts Theatre, London from 6 February to 11 March. (more...)

OTHELLO Opens March 2 at Cincinnati Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

???????Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues the Debut Season at The Otto M. Budig Theater with William Shakespeare's Othello. The production will be directed by Christopher V. Williams, who also directed last season's highly-praised A Raisin in the Sun at CSC, and will feature founding company member Nicholas Rose at Iago, as well as newcomer to CSC William Oliver Watkins as Othello, and CSC Resident Ensemble Member Courtney Lucien as Desdemona.  Othello is generously sponsored by Matson Money and Pete Strange Family. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Receive NEA Grant for RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA's first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $15,000 to Trinity Rep for its production of Ragtime, based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow with music and lyrics by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. The Art Works category is the NEA's largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts. (more...)

Drilling Company Presents GABRIEL: A POLEMIC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

Reacting to Wendy Davis' 2013 anti-abortion in the Texas Legislature, playwright C. Denby Swanson, author of 'The Norwegians,' resolved to write a play about a woman's right to choose and the effect of this wedge issue on female friendship or 'sisterhood.' The result was a darkly comedic drama, 'Gabriel: A Polemic,' in which four tightly-bonded women, confounded by issues of abortion and free will, are divided unexpectedly by a crisis of faith at their weekly dinner. The Drilling Company, which developed the play in a series of readings and workshops since 2014, will mount its world premiere March 9 to 26 at North of History, a new performance/gallery space founded by Gene Kaufman that is located at 445 Columbus Ave. (between 81st and 82nd Streets). Hamilton Clancy directs. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Unicorn's New Staging of OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

Ian Nicholson directs an all-black cast in Ignace Cornelissen's cleverly distilled new version of Shakespeare's great tragedy, Othello in a translation by Purni Morell. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2018 Season Opens 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival will launch its 83nd year with preview performances beginning on February 16. The 2018 season officially kicks off Friday night, February 23, in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's Othello (director, Bill Rauch). On Saturday afternoon, Shakespeare's Henry V (director, Rosa Joshi) opens in the Thomas Theatre, and the West Coast premiere of Kate Hamill's adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Sense and Sensibility (director, Hana S. Sharif) opens that evening in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. On Sunday afternoon, Karen Zacarias's Destiny of Desire (director, Jose Luis Valenzuela) will be staged in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. (more...)

Producers Megan Smith and Alphonso Walker Jr. Present a New Immersive DUTCHMAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

In celebration of Black History Month, co-producers Megan Smith and Alphonso Walker Jr. present a fresh revival of Dutchman by Amiri Baraka, an emotionally charged and highly symbolic version of the Adam and Eve story. Directed by Broadway performer and director, DeMone, this production has an immersive concept, leading the audience into a recreation of the subway atmosphere and seating audience directly in the train car. The play runs February 8-11, 2018 at The Secret Theatre; tickets on sale now. (more...)

LITTLE LEAGUE Comes to Kraine Theater This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

Little League will receive its world premiere from February 15th - March 2nd, 2018 as part of the 11th annual FRIGID Festival at the historic Kraine Theater, presented by Horse Trade Theater Group.  Little League is written by Jack Spagnola, produced by Lizzy Ana Lincoln, directed by Noam Shapiro, and Executive Produced by Three Hares. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Fabulist Theatre's Production Of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND With A Diverse Twist
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

Known for presenting rarely-done, diversely cast shows, Fabulist Theatre is back again this year with its own production of Once On This Island. (more...)

BWW Review: CYRIL'S SUCCESS, Finborough Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Feb 6, 2018

A little dated for sure, but with enough Ayckbourn (and even a touch of Fawlty Towers) to appeal to 21st century audiences, this is a pleasing, if unchallenging, evening's entertainment. (more...)

Trinity Rep Announces Seventh Annual Write Here! Write Now! Play Competition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Trinity Rep's seventh annual playwriting competition for New England High School students, Write Here! Write Now!, is now accepting entries. Students are asked to compose an original ten-minute play and submit it via the online application form at The submission deadline is March 5, 2018. (more...)

David Serero Performs at The Russian Culture House Of London For The Stars Of The Albion Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

David Serero to perform at the Russian Culture House of London for the Stars of the Albion Festival (more...)

Everyman Company Kick Off Season With PAINT YOUR WAGON
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

The award-winning Everyman Company open their second repertory season with a loud crack of a whip, as 14 actors travel to a brave new world in a major revival of Lerner & Loewe's Broadway musical Paint Your Wagon - a show not performed as a large-scale production since 1996. (more...)

A New, Immersive DUTCHMAN Revival Announced for 2018!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

???????In celebration of Black History Month, co-producers Megan Smith and Alphonso Walker Jr. present a fresh revival of Dutchman by Amiri Baraka, an emotionally charged and highly symbolic version of the Adam and Eve story. Directed by Broadway performer and director, DeMone, this production has an immersive concept, leading the audience into a recreation of the subway atmosphere and seating audience directly in the train car. The play runs February 8-11, 2018 at The Secret Theatre; tickets on sale now. (more...)

National Theatre Live Adds Two Shakespearean Classics, JULIUS CAESAR And MACBETH To Slate Of U.S. Cinema Offerings This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Fathom Events, BY Experience and National Theatre Live have a full line-up of top London stage productions set for U.S. cinema audiences in early 2018. Newly added titles include director Nicholas Hytner's Bridge Theatre production of 'Julius Caesar' (March 22) and Rory Kinnear's return to the National Theatre stage as the title role in 'Macbeth' (May 17). These two titles are in addition to Tennessee Williams' 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' (February 22), captured live from London's West End, and the fastest-selling show in London theatre history -- and most-watched NT Live broadcast -- 'Hamlet' (March 8). (more...)

TFANA Announces Full Cast and Creative Team of THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) announces the full cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's tragicomedy The Winter's Tale, directed by OBIE Award-winner Arin Arbus. The production plays March 13-April 15, 2018, at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place), TFANA's home in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Vaishnavi Sharma and Eric Tucker Lead PYGMALION at The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

BEDLAM (Eric Tucker, Artistic Director; Kimberly Pau Boston, Managing Director) returns to the work of George Bernard Shaw with their new production of PYGMALION featuring Rajesh Bose as Mr. Doolittle, Annabel Capper, Nigel Gore, Edmund Lewis, Vaishnavi Sharma as Eliza Doolittle, and Eric Tucker as Professor Henry Higgins. (more...)

An Epic Returns: Meet the Cast of ANGELS IN AMERICA- Now in Previews!
by Danielle Gutierrez - Feb 25, 2018

The epic story returns. Tony Kushner's two-part play, ANGELS IN AMERICA makes its way back to Broadway tonight! A cast led by Tony nominee Andrew Garfield and two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane will begin previews tonight at the Neil Simon Theatre with Part 1: Millennium Approaches. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

The 21st Edition Of The NY Sephardic Jewish Film Festival to Take Place on March 5-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2018

The American Sephardi Federation's NY Sephardic Jewish Film Festival showcases contemporary voices steeped in the history, traditions, and rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic communities. The ten-day Festival features premiere film screenings, intriguing stories, evocative documentaries, Q&As with filmmakers, as well as special honorees and guests. The Pomegranate Awards Ceremony on Opening Night celebrates Sephardi excellence in the arts. Past recipients include Senior Counselor to the King of Morocco Andre Azoulay, French-Algerian recording legend Enrico Macias, Kuwaiti star and human rights activist Ema Shah, and Morocco-Israeli poet Erez Bitton. (more...)

Official: Nicholas Hytner To Direct World Premieres of ALLELUJAH! and ALYS, ALWAYS at Bridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

Nicholas Hytner will direct the world premiere of Alan Bennett's Allejujah!, previewing at the Bridge Theatre from 11 July 2018 with opening night on 18 July and running to 28 September 2018. Designed by Bob Crowley, Allelujah! will have lighting by Natasha Chivers and music by George Fenton. Tickets will go on sale at 10am today for priority members with public booking opening on Friday 2 March 2018 at 10am. Casting for Allelujah! will be announced shortly. (more...)

BWW Review: OTHELLO at Trinity Rep
by Barb Burke - Feb 22, 2018

Trinity Rep's Othello is macho, engaging and spirited (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Announces 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (CSC) announced the titles for its 25th Anniversary at The Otto M. Budig Theater in an event on February 21. CSC's 2018-2019 Season is generously sponsored by The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation and all productions will feature Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's Resident Company of Actors. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For The UK Premiere Of Joel Drake Johnson's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Troupe today announces full casting for the UK premiere of Joel Drake Johnson's tense workplace drama Rasheeda Speaking. Sheila Reid (Rose Saunders) and Bo Poraj (Dr David Williams) complete the company with the previously announced Elizabeth Berrington (Ileen Van Meter) and Tanya Moodie (Jaclyn Spaulding). Directed by Jonathan O'Boyle the production opens at Trafalgar Studios 2 on 20 April, with previews from 18 April, and runs until 12 May. (more...)

2018 Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

The Burry Fredrik Foundation has announced Frederick Kennedy as the recipient of the 2018 Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship, which was established in 2017 as a collaboration with Yale School of Drama and the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference to help launch the careers of graduates from the School of Drama's Design Departments. (more...)

MOONLIGHT Star Andre Holland Makes Directing Debut With DUTCH MASTERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Partial Comfort Productions (Samuel D. Hunter's A Bright New Boise, Robert O'Hara's Booty Candy, Thomas Bradshaw's The Bereaved) will present the New York Premiere of DUTCH MASTERS by Greg Keller (Wit with Cynthia Nixon, Michael Mayer's Uncle Vanya on Broadway). Directed by Andre Holland (Academy Award-winner Moonlight, Jitney on Broadway), previews begin April 4 at The Wild Project with opening night slated for Thursday, April 12. (more...)

Arena Stage Announces Full Cast for TWO TRAINS RUNNING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for August Wilson's quintessential epic drama Two Trains Running. Confronted with a rapidly changing world in the wake of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the looming demolition of Memphis Lee's diner, Memphis and his regular customers struggle to maintain their solidarity and sense of pride. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alan Waserman of OTHELLO at Playhouse 101
by Cary Ginell - Feb 21, 2018

Alan Waserman plays Shakespeare super-villain Iago in Playhouse 101's production of 'Othello.' (more...)

Mod Musical ALL OR NOTHING To Transfer To Ambassadors Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Due to overwhelming public demand, ALL OR NOTHING - THE MOD MUSICAL, with book by Carol Harrison and music and lyrics by the Small Faces, will transfer to the Ambassadors Theatre in London's West End following a five-week sell-out season at the Arts Theatre. The 10-week run at the Ambassadors Theatre will begin on Wednesday 28 March 2018 with a Gala Night, and will run until Saturday 2 June 2018. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

A Contemporary British Pakistani Writer Explores The Implications Of Religion in COCONUT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Based on writer Guleraana Mir's real experience of interracial and intercultural relationships, Coconut will embark on a UK tour this summer. This fresh new play challenges dated Asian female stereotypes with an honest portrait of the contemporary British Asian experience. With its unremitting humour, Mir explores the impact of religion and faith - and the lack of it - in modern romance. (more...)

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company Announces 50th Anniversary Season At The Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

The internationally renowned Lar Lubovitch Dance Company celebrates its 50th anniversary this spring with two programs at The Joyce Theater featuring the world premiere of Lar Lubovitch's Something About Night as well as signature works from the Company's vast repertory. The Company will be joined by the Martha Graham Dance Company and principals from The Joffrey Ballet, each performing seminal Lubovitch dances in honor of this milestone year. Performances are at The Joyce Theater April 17–22, 2018 (Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm, Thursday and Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm). (more...)

Photo Flash: Signature Theatre presents the World Premiere of 4,380 NIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Signature Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of 4,380 Nights by DC playwright Annalisa Dias. The production is directed by Kathleen Akerley (Artistic Director of Longacre Lea) and features Ahmad Kamal(Woolly Mammoth's KISS) as Malik Essaid/El Hadj El Kaim, Michael John Casey (Shakespeare Theatre's Othello, Folger Theatre's Henry V) as Bud Abramson/Man, Rex Daugherty (Signature's Shakespeare's R&J) as Luke/Colonel Pelissier, and Lynette Rathnam (Ford Theatre's Death of a Salesman) as Woman (complete cast and creative team bios are below). 4,380 Nights runs from January 16 through February 18 in Signature Theatre's ARK Theatre. 4,380 Nights is Signature's submission to the 2018 Women's Voices Theater Festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pittsburgh CLO presents the World Premiere of UP AND AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO presents the world premiere of UP AND AWAY, January 25 - April 15, 2018 at the CLO Cabaret. As part of its Next Generation Capital Campaign efforts, Pittsburgh CLO debuted a staged reading of this new musical comedy this past spring during New Musicals Weekend at the Benedum Center. Tickets are now available online at, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office. UP AND AWAY is also available as part of a CLO Cabaret Series subscription package. (more...)

ActorsNET Announces RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

Lolita Chakrabarti's award-winning play is based on the life of the Ira Aldridge, an African-American actor who had an international career in the 1800s. (more...)

Yale Rep Presents Suzan-Lori Parks's FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, Parts 1, 2 & 3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Liz Diamond, March 16-April 7, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 22. Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 is a co-production with San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater, where it will play April 25-May 20. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal With Cressida Bonas in THE DOG BENEATH THE SKIN at Jermyn Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

Proud Haddock's The Dog Beneath The Skin will star Pete Ashmore (Arms and the Man, Watford Palace Theatre; Private Lives, Mercury Theatre; Treasure Island, Birmingham Rep) as Alan Normanand Cressida Bonas (Mrs Orwell, Old Red Lion Theatre, Southwark Playhouse; An Evening With Lucian Freud, Leicester Square Theatre; The Great Gatsby, Leicester Square Theatre) as The Dog. (more...)

The Oregon Premiere Of EL GRANDE DE COCA-COLA Opens at Lakewood Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2018

On March 2, 2018, Lakewood Theatre Company brings to the stage the Portland area premiere of the legendary, classic comedy El Grande de Coca-Cola from the authors of Bullshot Crummond and Footlight Frenzy. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for Michael Grandage Company's RED
by Stage Tube - Feb 16, 2018

Based on the original Donmar Warehouse production, this new production of Red by John Logan is the first ever UK revival since Grandage originated the premiere at the Donmar in 2009. The production went on to win six Tony Awards including Best Play. (more...)

Bill Rauch To Leave OSF In 2019 To Lead NYC's Perelman Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) announced today that Artistic Director Bill Rauch will leave OSF in August 2019 to assume artistic leadership of The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Performing Arts at the World Trade Center in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: Trinity Rep Presents Shakespearean Tragedy OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Trinity Repertory Company presents Othello directed by Whitney White.  Performances run February 15 - March 18, 2018. Tickets are on sale by phone at (401) 351-4242, online at, or in person at the theater's box office at 201 Washington Street, Providence. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018


Photo Flash: Austin Shakespeare Stages THE SEAGULL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Austin Shakespeare brings Chekhov's revolutionary play, The Seagull, to the Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center from February 7 - 25, 2018. This is the first time the legendary Russian playwright's work will be performed by the professional (Actors' Equity) company. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Announces Regional Premiere of RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Take a journey to historical London with Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's regional premiere of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. In this endlessly captivating story, drama arises beyond the stage when a famous actor's talents are masked by the color of his skin. Based on the true story of Ira Aldridge, Red Velvet showcases the enduring power of the arts to push boundaries. Playing March 6 - March 31, 2018. Directed by Brian Isaac Phillips. Production Sponsor is The Schueler Group. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents the Comedy Thriller COMMUNICATING DOORS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present will be the comedy thriller COMMUNICATING DOORS by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Katie Laris, February 28-March 17, 2018  in the Garvin Theatre. This intricate, time traveling, comic thriller by the British master of farcical comedy delighted London and New York audiences. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

???????The second installment of the new series, State of the Theatre: Seattle Artists in Conversation will feature some of Seattle's most accomplished interpreters of Shakespeare in conversation with longtime Seattle Times theatre critic, lecturer, and author Misha Berson. (more...)

QUEEN ESTHER's DILEMMA, The Musical, To Open Off-Broadway in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

The Queen Esther's Dilemma, a musical by Samuel J. Bernstein, is inspired by the Biblical Book of Esther. This original musical play blends humor with anguish, tragedy with triumph, while exploring Jewish identity in all its complexities. This unique musical will open on March 1st at the Center for Jewish History, New York, for a total of 4 performances (March 1st, 4th, 13th and 18th). (more...)

OFFSIDE Announced For UK Tour Of Football Grounds And Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

Inspired by real, untold stories from the world of women's football, Offside provides an untold commentary on the breakthroughs and limitations in women's football, exploring wider themes of inequality, self-belief and empowerment. (more...)

The UC San Diego Department Of Theatre and Dance presents OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Othello, written by William Shakespeare and directed by Dylan Key. (more...)

Photo Flash: Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents William Shakespeare's comedy Twelfth Night February 21 - March 23, 2018 in the Margeson Theater. Performed in traditional Elizabethan style by an all-male cast, Twelfth Night will play in repertory with Shakespeare in Love. Tickets ($25 - $50) to both productions are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

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