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Megan Byrne, Chris Ghaffari, and More to Lead World Premiere of MAKE BELIEVE at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Hartford Stage today announced the cast and creative team for Make Believe, written by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award-winning playwright Bess Wohl. The world premiere play will perform Thursday, September 6, through Sunday, September 30, to open the Tony Award-winning regional theatre's 55thseason. Jackson Gay will direct. (more...)

Casting Announced For MAKE BELIEVE at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts today announced the cast and creative team for Make Believe, written by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award-winning playwright Bess Wohl. The world premiere play will perform Thursday, September 6, through Sunday, September 30, to open the Tony Award-winning regional theatre's 55th season. Jackson Gay will direct. (more...)

Booker Garrett, Sayra Player, and More Cast in THE HURRICANE PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

THE COLLECTIVE NY announces complete casting for the world premiere production of David Thigpen's THE HURRICANE PARTY, directed by Tony Award Nominee Maria Dizzia (In the Next Room). Previews begin on Wednesday, August 29 at the Studio Stage at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Opening night is set for Tuesday, September 11, with a limited engagement through Sunday, October 7, 2018. (more...)

Get Out of the House. Go See MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in the Park!
by Larry O'Brien - Aug 7, 2018

Out of almost nothing, Head Trick has made something out of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Roger Williams National Park. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Stephen Sharkey's Adaptation Of Zadie Smith's WHITE TEETH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

With Holy Sh!t - the inaugural production in the newly refurbished theatre - in rehearsals, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Stephen Sharkey's adaptation of Zadie Smith's White Teeth - Ayesha Antoine (Irie Jones), Michele Austin (Mad Mary), Philip Bird (Des/Marc Perret/Marcus Chalfen), Ayesha Dharker (Alsana Iqbal), Naomi Frederick (Ruth/Poppy/Joyce Chalfen), Tony Jayawardena (Samad Iqbal), Richard Lumsden (Archie Jones), Karl Queensborough (Anthony /Denise/Josh Chalfen), Sid Sagar (Magid Iqbal), Amanda Wilkin (Rosie Jones), Assad Zaman (Millat Iqbal), and actor-musicians Matthew Churcher, Nenda Neurer (also Clara Jones) and Zoe West. The production opens on 5 November, with previews from 26 October, and runs until 22 December. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces Casting for THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

In honor of Artistic Director Michael Kahn's final season with the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), the opening show of the 2018-2019 Season, William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, will feature beloved performers, many of whom have been with the Company since the very beginning. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For Matt Hartley's New Play EYAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Shakespeare's Globe has announced full casting for Matt Hartley's new play Eyam, directed by Adele Thomas, opening in The Globe on Saturday 15 September. When the plague arrives surprisingly in the Derbyshire village of Eyam in 1665, the community face a moral dilemma. They must decide whether to flee and risk spreading the vicious disease, or stay, protect others from the risk, and face the potential of their own slow and painful death. (more...)

Tony Tanner Directs World Premiere of GIVE ME THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Acclaimed director Tony Tanner will world premiere Give Me the Sun, his riveting adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, at The Lounge Theatre in Hollywood on September 15, 2018. (more...)

Folger Theatre Will Present a Rare Restoration MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Rampant ambition and minds unhinged. Shrieking owls and prophesies foretold. Folger Theatre begins its 2018/19 season with Macbeth, Shakespeare's murderous tragedy seen anew and here, set in London's famous Bedlam asylum for a groundbreaking production integrating period music into a famous variation of the play. The Restoration-era adaptation by Sir William Davenant, which mesmerized audiences from the re-opening of London theaters in the 1660's until well into the 18th century, blends music performed by Folger Consort and the seminal tragedy of the Scottish king. (more...)

BWW Interview: Susan Maris and BLITHE SPIRIT at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 6, 2018

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues its 56th season with its third Main Stage production, 'Blithe Spirit.' Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Susan Maris about her career and upcoming show. (more...)

The New York Latino Film Festival, Presented By HBO, To Kick Off Opening Night With Icon Ruben Blades And The Documentary 'Ruben Blades Is Not My Name'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF), the nation's largest and most diverse Latino film festival, and a touchstone of the nation's thriving multicultural cinematic movement, kicks off its 15 th edition on Wednesday, August 22 nd with the New York premiere of the film "Ruben Blades Is Not My Name." Directed by critically acclaimed director, Abner Benaim, the film stars Ruben Blades, Sting, Paul Simon, Residente, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Larry Harlow, Andy Montañez, Ismael Miranda, Junot Diaz, Luba Mason, among others. The star-studded documentary offers an intimate portrait of Ruben Blades, revealing the artist's struggle to come to terms with his legacy and influence in elevating Salsa music to an international scale. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/3 - ANNIE, TITANIC, PIPPIN and More!
by BWW Special - Aug 3, 2018

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 ANNIE, TITANIC, PIPPIN and More! (more...)

VIDEO: Oregon Shakespeare Festival Creatives Discuss the Company's Spark and Diverse Casting
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Oregon Shakespeare Festival is making a splash recently with their same-sex production of Oklahoma! OSF is acclaimed for provocative show content, community engagement and unusually diverse casting. PBS recently did a feature on the company, where they sat down with some of the creatives to discuss what makes them unique. (more...)

GUARDS AT THE TAJ Begins At Milwaukee Rep 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's Stiemke Studio Season opens with the gripping historical drama Guards at the Taj by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) starring Owais Ahmed (The Rep's The Invisible Hand) as Babur and Yousof Sultani (Chicago Shakespeare's Othello) as Hamayun this September 26 - November 4, 2018. (more...)

Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival Honoring Vaclav Havel Presents EVE OF RETIREMENT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

'What matters is not whether a play is light-hearted or serious, but--be it comedic or otherwise--whether it speaks to people about their problems, how it speaks to them, what impact it has on them. . . We wish only to put on plays that meet certain standards of urgency, that are intellectually penetrating, complex, challenging, and powerful.' (more...)

National Theatre Live Premieres at the WYO for the 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

The WYO proudly presents National Theatre Live (NTL) for its inaugural WYO season.  NTL is the National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast world-class theatre to cinemas in the UK and internationally.  National Theatre Live launched in June 2009 and has now been experienced by over 5.5 million people in over 2,000 venues around the world - now including the WYO Theater!  Six spectacular performances broadcast from London Theatres to the WYO Stage. (more...)

A LIFE To Open At Portland Center Stage This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Adam Bock's A Life, commissioned by Portland Center Stage at The Armory, will receive its West Coast debut at The Armory following the success of the play's world premiere in New York. A Life begins preview performances on September 29, opens on October 5, and runs through November 11 in the Ellyn Bye Studio. Associate Artistic Director Rose Riordan, who has frequently partnered with Bock, will direct. Nat DeWolf (Broadway: Take Me Out) will make his company debut as the astrology-loving and hopelessly single Nate Martin. DeWolf is joined by Cycerli Ash, also making her debut at The Armory, as well as returning artists Dana Green (Major Barbara and many others) and Gary Norman (Our Town). (more...)

Frantic Assembly Physical Theatre & Devising Workshops Set In NYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Frantic Assembly, the award-winning London-based theater company, comes to New York City for two weekend workshops September 22-30th. Frantic Assembly won a Tony Award Best Choreography for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (West End, Broadway, UK & Ireland Tour, US tour). Frantic Assembly's physical theatre and devising workshops in New York City and Los Angeles are sponsored and hosted by Janice Orlandi, Artistic Director of Actors Movement Studio, a 45 year-old New York City conservatory dedicated to training actors in physical technique and movement. One and Two Day Workshops will be taught by Frantic Assembly practitioner Amelia Cardwell and will be held on September 22 and 23rd and September 29th and 30th at Pearl Studios 500 8th Avenue, midtown Manhattan. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at California Shakespeare Theater's WAR OF THE ROSES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018

California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) announced further details today for the Shakespearean centerpiece to the 2018 Epic Season, The War of the Roses. The War of the Roses is a monumental evening of theater spanning four history plays-the Henry VI trilogy and Richard III. Presented as an action-packed evening, The War of the Roses will deliver a fast-paced, far-ranging, vividly theatrical depiction of two powerful families-the Lancasters and the Yorks-and their decades-long fight for the English throne. Political unrest and power grabs collide with weak leadership and civil strife as the country fights against the threat of tyranny. (more...)

Adrianna Hicks to Be Too Beautiful for Words Leading Paper Mill's THE COLOR PURPLE; Full Cast and Creative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for The Color Purple, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. Cast members from the 2015 Broadway revival lead the Paper Mill Playhouse company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act - Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost - National Tour, Rent - Regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear Me,Shrek the Musical - National Tour) as Sofia.  (more...)

OSF Cancels Green Show For Remainder Of 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will end its Green Show season early due the ongoing impacts of wildfire smoke. The Green Show, a series of free performances typically offered on OSF's Courtyard Stage six nights a week throughout the summer and into mid-October, will end on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. The Festival remains open and its 10 mainstage plays will continue into October. (more...)

Sidekick Theatre Presents Pulitzer-Winning Play THE GIN GAME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Sidekick Theatre kicks off their fifth season with The Gin Game which will be presented September 7 through September 22, 2018 at The Ives Auditorium, 11411 Masonic Home Drive in Bloomington. The press opening is Saturday, September 8, at 7:30pm. (more...)

Shakespeare Dallas To Perform OTHELLO For Fall Shakespeare In The Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

"But I will wear my heart on my sleeve" as Shakespeare Dallas performs one of Shakespeare's classic tragedies for the fall 2018 season of Shakespeare in the Park. (more...)

Troupe Announces Full Cast For The World Premiere Of Joy Wilkinson's THE SWEET SCIENCE OF BRUISING At Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Troupe today announces the full cast for the World Premiere of Joy Wilkinson's The Sweet Science of Bruising. Kirsty Patrick Ward directs Bruce Alexander (Professor Charlie Sharp), James Baxter (Paul Stokes), Sophie Bleasdale (Violet Hunter), Joe Coen (Gabriel Lamb), Ashley Cook (Doctor James Bell), Caroline Harker (Aunt George), Kemi-Bo Jacobs (Anna Lamb), Alice Kerrigan (Emily), Jessica Regan (Matilda 'Matty' Blackwell) and Fiona Skinner (Polly Stokes). The production opens at Southwark Playhouse on 5 October, with previews from 3 October, and runs until 27 October. (more...)

BWW Interview: Charity Wakefield Talks EMILIA at Shakespeare's Globe
by Gary Naylor - Aug 20, 2018

Charity Wakefield, currently appearing in Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's all-female Emilia, is the first woman to play William Shakespeare on the Globe stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Second Thought Theatre Announces Regional Premiere of REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

Second Thought Theatre closes their 2018 season with the regional premiere of Revolt. She said. Revolt again. by British playwright and winner of the 2018 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Alice Birch. In the dual role of director and actor, Christie Vela returns to Second Thought after portraying Mercedes Arranda in Enemies/People. Through a series of vignettes, the play explores gender politics, power dynamics, societal expectations, and the ways women continue to be stereotyped in the 21st century.  Revolt. She said. Revolt again. begins with previews on Wednesday, August 22 and runs through Saturday, September 15. All performances of Revolt. She said. Revolt again. will take place at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Campus; 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Tickets to Revolt. She said. Revolt again. can be purchased online at secondthoughttheatre.com. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Broadway-Bound Company of MTC's THE NAP- John Ellison Conlee, Johanna Day, Heather Lind & More!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 2, 2018

MTC will soon present the American premiere of The Nap, written by Olivier Award nominee Richard Bean, the author of the rollicking, award-winning Broadway comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, and directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

NAPOLEON By Stanley Kubrick To Be Presented For The First Time On Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

NAPOLEON by Stanley Kubrick (The Greatest Movie Never Made) to be presented for the first time adapted for the stage by David Serero starring as Napoleon (more...)

World Premiere Of FAUST, ALBERTA Comes to the Bridewell Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2018

The world premiere of Faust, Alberta by Simone Spagnolo, starring Benjamin Bevan (Royal Opera House, Royal Danish Opera, Welsh National Opera), headlines this year's Opera in the City Festival. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For the Same-Sex OKLAHOMA! at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2018

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival opened Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, directed by OSF Artistic Director Bill Rauch, on April 22 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Preview performances were April 18, 20 and 21, and the musical runs through Oct. 27. (more...)

Griot Theatre Sets OTHELLO in East Asian Dystopian Future
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Since co-founding Griot Theatre, Artistic Director Malik B. El-Amin has pushed the company's mission, finding not just roles but entire productions that could feature female artists, artists of color and artists with physical disabilities and using what some would call creative casting as an opportunity to redefine the classics and local theatre in general. (more...)

World Premiere Of SPIN OFF Will Be Presented at The Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Creative Women New York will present the world premiere of 'Spin Off' by Bernard Pomerance, author of 'The Elephant Man,' in a production directed by Ron Canada from September 21 to October 13 at The Riverside Theatre, 91 Claremont Avenue. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and More Announced For Stratford Festival's 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino is pleased to announce the playbill for the 2019 season. Featuring 12 productions, it's built around a theme of Breaking Boundaries, which will also be explored through more than 150 thought-provoking and entertaining events at the Forum. (more...)

Frantic Assembly to Come to New York and Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Frantic Assembly Award Winning London Based Theater Company (Movement Direction for the Tony Award-Winning Theatre production The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (West End, Broadway, UK & Ireland Tour, US tour) comes to New York and Los Angeles. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Presents BLITHE SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues its 56th season with its third Main Stage production, Blithe Spirit. Veteran company member Victoria Mack, who was last seen on the Main Stage in this season's Tartuffe, will make her STNJ directing debut. Company favorites Brent Harris, Tina Stafford, Ames Adamson, and Susan Maris will be joined by Kate MacCluggage of The 39 Steps fame in this delightful British comedy by Noel Coward. Performances begin August 15. Patrons can purchase tickets at The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre located at 36 Madison Avenue in Madison by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by going online at www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

BWW Interview: Aaron Pierre Talks OTHELLO at Shakespeare's Globe
by Nicole Ackman - Aug 16, 2018

Aaron Pierre is currently playing Cassio in Shakespeare's Globe's production of Othello. Pierre is a graduate of LAMDA and was recently seen as Dev-EM in the series Krypton. (more...)

Trevor Nunn Will Stage London Revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces a major revival of one of the world's most-beloved musicals of all time, Fiddler on the Roof in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. The production opens on 5 December, with previews from 23 November, and runs until 9 March. Booking opens for supporters of the Menier on 28 August, with public booking on 5 September. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Doomed Couple of Folger's MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Rampant ambition and minds unhinged. Shrieking owls and prophesies foretold. Folger Theatre begins its 2018/19 season with Macbeth, Shakespeare's murderous tragedy seen anew and here, set in London's famous Bedlam asylum for a groundbreaking production integrating period music into a famous variation of the play. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Royal Shakespeare Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Aug 15, 2018

What larks! Maybe not for the purists nor for anyone looking for a Chekhovian analysis of the human condition, but a guilty pleasure full the laughs. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale For Cinema Screening Of RED, Starring Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Tickets are now on sale for Michael Grandage Company's critically acclaimed production of John Logan's Red, starring Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch. The show will be presented by Trafalgar Releasing in selected cinemas across North America and the UK on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For I AND YOU and EVERY DAY I MAKE GREATNESS HAPPEN at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Zach Wyatt will star as Anthony alongside previously announced Maisie Williams as Caroline in the UK premiere of Lauren Gunderson's I and You, which will be directed by Artistic Director Edward Hall on the Main Stage. Richard Molloy's Every Day I Make Greatness Happen, winner of the Nick Darke Award in 2017, will receive its world premiere Downstairs in September, and will star Sofia Barclay, Moe Bar-El, Jon Foster, Susan Stanley and Josh Zare. (more...)

Adrian Lester, Jason Manford, Meow Meow, and More Will Appear in GUYS AND DOLLS at the Royal Albert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Adrian Lester, Jason Manford and Meow Meow will star in the Royal Albert Hall's production of Guys and Dolls, which comes to the iconic London venue for three performances only in October. (more...)

Dermot Crowley, Grace Van Patten, and More will Join Glenn Close in The Public's MOTHER OF THE MAID
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

The Public Theater announces complete for the New York premiere of MOTHER OF THE MAID, written by Emmy Award winner Jane Anderson. (more...)

Eddie George Joins Touring Cast of CHICAGO in Cleveland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

The Touring company CHICAGO will welcome NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George to the role of "Billy Flynn." (more...)

English Touring Theatre Announces Full Cast For Othello
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

English Touring Theatre today announces the full cast for the upcoming revival of Richard Twyman's critically acclaimed production of Othello, a co-production with Oxford Playhouse and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory. Richard Twyman directs Kitty Archer (Desdemona), Philip Correia (Cassio), Naby Dakhli (Montano), James Ellis (Duke), James Godden (Soldier/Senator), Paul McEwan (Iago) Victor Oshin (Othello) and Kelly Price (Emilia) joining returning cast members Chris Bianchi (Brabantio), Hayat Kamille (Bianca), Brian Lonsdale (Roderigo) and John Sandeman (Lodovico). (more...)

Cast Announced For MIDNIGHT A New Musical
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

MIDNIGHT is a haunting new musical thriller by Timothy Knapman and Laurence Mark Wythe that matches a darkly witty psychological drama with a hauntingly beautiful score ... (more...)

Casting Announced for OTHELLOMACBETH at Lyric Hammersmith and HOME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Casting is today announced for the Lyric Hammersmith and HOME's production of Othellomacbeth, which runs 14-29 September at HOME in Manchester and 05 October - 03 November at the Lyric Hammersmith. (more...)

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Cast & Creative Team Announced At The Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

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Playwrights Realm Announces Cast And Creative Team For Jonathan Payne's THE REVOLVING CYCLES TRULY AND STEADILY ROLL'D
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) today announces the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Jonathan Payne's The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd, directed by Awoye Timpo (Sept. 7-Oct. 6, at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project).  This world premiere marks the first full production from the mordantly funny and unsparing voice of Jonathan Payne. (more...)

BWW Review: OTHELLO, Shakespeare's Globe
by Debbie Gilpin - Aug 1, 2018

Michelle Terry's first season at the Globe continues apace, with what some will have marked out as a highlight since its announcement back in January. Mark Rylance returns to the Globe stage, once again directed by Claire van Kampen, starring as Iago alongside American actor Andre Holland in the title role. This is another strand in Terry's Emilia arc, which will culminate in Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's new play about Shakespeare's 'Dark Lady', Emilia Bassano. (more...)

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