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Maggie Smith to Receive Stratford's Legacy Award
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

Dame Maggie Smith will be the 2012 recipient of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's Legacy Award and will be honoured at a gala at Toronto's new Four Seasons Hotel on Monday, September 10. (more...)

Moon Over GRT, Ken Ludwig Style
by Don Grigware - May 29, 2012

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Mint Theater Begins Performances of LOVE GOES TO PRESS, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2012

Mint Theater (Jonathan Bank, Artistic Director) will begin performances Saturday, May 26th, for the first-ever revival of Love Goes To Press by Martha Gellhorn and Virginia Cowles. The Mint production will run from through July 22 at their home (311 West 43rd Street). Opening Night is set for Monday, June 18th. (more...)

Mint Theater Begins Performances of LOVE GOES TO PRESS Tonight, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2012

Mint Theater (Jonathan Bank, Artistic Director) begins performances tonight, May 26th, for the first-ever revival of Love Goes To Press by Martha Gellhorn and Virginia Cowles. The Mint production will run from through July 22 at their home (311 West 43rd Street). Opening Night is set for Monday, June 18th. (more...)

REASONS TO BE PRETTY Concludes Philadelphia Theatre Company's Season, Now thru 6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2012

Reasons to be Pretty by Neil LaBute concludes Philadelphia Theatre Company's 2011-2012 season tonight May 25 through June 24 at PTC's home at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Directed byMaria Mileaf, the ensemble cast features Paul Felder, James McMenamin, Genevieve Perrier, and Elizabeth Stanley. (more...)

Mint Receives NEA Grant to Support Love Goes To Press Revival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2012

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman today announced that the agency would award 863 grants to organizations and individual writers across the country. (more...)

Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents PRIVATE LIVES, Now thru 6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2012

As a finale to its Red Hot season, Pittsburgh Public Theater presents Noel Coward's comedy Private Lives. (more...)

EastEnders' Shaun Williamson & More to star in UK + Ireland Tour of THE LADYKILLERS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2012

Full casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of hit comedy stage adaptation The Ladykillers. The principal cast will include Paul Bown (Professor Marcus), Clive Mantle (Major Courtney), Chris McCalphy (One-Round), William Troughton (Harry), Shaun Williamson (Louis) and Michele Dotrice as Mrs Wilberforce. (more...)

Writers' Theatre Presents THE BLONDE, THE BRUNETTE AND THE VENGEFUL REDHEAD, Now thru 7/29
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2012

Writers' Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, concludes its 20th Anniversary Season with The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead by Robert Hewett, directed by Joseph Hanreddy, and featuring Deborah Staples.The production runs tonight, May 22 - July 29, 2012 at Writers' Theatre, 664 Vernon Avenue in Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, May 30 and Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

N-Y Historical Society Announces June Exhibitions
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2012

The N-Y Historical Society has announced the following exhibitions for June. (more...)

2012 Drama League Award Winners - Audra McDonald, ONCE, DEATH OF A SALESMAN & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 18, 2012

The Drama League announced today the winners for the 78th Annual Drama League Awards: Distinguished Play, Other Desert Cities, presented by Philip Seymour Hoffman; Distinguished Revival of a Play, Death of a Salesman, presented by Christian Borle; Distinguished Production of a Musical, Once, presented by Cynthia Nixon; Distinguished Revival of a Musical, Follies, presented by Kelli O'Hara; and Distinguished Performance, Audra McDonald, presented by John Lithgow at a star-studded luncheon ceremony hosted by Stockard Channing (Other Desert Cities) and John Larroquette (Gore Vidal's The Best Man) at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. (more...)

Northern Broadsides Announce English Tour of Gogol's THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, Sept-Dec
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2012

After the critical success of Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Northern Broadsides' resisdent director Conrad Nelson and playwright Deborah McAndrew once again team up to bring their unique brand of Northern inventiveness and humour to the stage with A Government Inspector, a Yorkshire take on Gogol's fantastical satire The Government Inspector. Created in partnership with Harrogate Theatres, the production premieres at Harrogate Theatre from 7 - 22 September before embarking on an English national tour until December 1st. Full details below. (more...)

New York Public Library to Host Noël Coward Exhibition in 2012
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2012

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center and the Noël Coward Foundation are delighted to announce that Star Quality: The World of Noël Coward, a major exhibition focusing on Coward as playwright; composer; director; stage, screen, and cabaret performer; and, international celebrity, will run March 12th to June 9th, 2012 in the Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Robin Abrahams Set for PRIVATE LIVES Talkback at Boston University Theatre, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

In conjunction with the Huntington Theatre Company's production of Noel Coward's sparkling comedy Private Lives, The Boston Globe's "Miss Conduct" columnist Robin Abrahams will discuss the psychological underpinnings of the zaniness depicted in the play at the post-show Humanities Forum on Sunday, June 10 immediately following the 2pm performance. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Special Coverage: SUMMER STAGES - Our Picks for Summer's Best Around the World!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 7, 2012

As the summer days near, BroadwayWorld rounded up our worldwide community - from Australia to Spain, California and beyond! - to bring you our top picks for the best of summer theater in each of our main markets! Looking for the best of the summer venue and production offerings in your area? Let's hear from a sampling of the BroadwayWorld experts! (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Pittsburgh!
by Alexandra Strycula - Jun 7, 2012

With temperatures rapidly on the climb, what better way to beat the heat than by taking in a show? Here are BroadwayWorld Pittsburgh's top five picks to help you keep your cool this summer - just a small sampling of innumerable entertainment options available in Pittsburgh throughout the upcoming summer months! (more...)

Lindsay Duncan, Jeremy Northam & More Lead HAY FEVER At Noel Coward
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2012

Joining Lindsay Duncan (Judith Bliss), Jeremy Northam (Richard Greatham), Kevin R McNally (David Bliss) and Olivia Colman (Myra Arundel) in Howard Davies' production of Noel Coward's Hay Fever are Sam Callis (Sandy Tyrell), Freddie Fox (Simon Bliss), Jenny Galloway (Clara), Amy Morgan (Jackie Coryton) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Sorel Bliss). (more...)

Photo Flash: Pittsburgh Public Theater Concludes 2011-2012 Season with PRIVATE LIVES
by Alexandra Strycula - Jun 4, 2012

Recently revived on the Broadway stage this past winter, Noel Coward's comic tour de force Private Lives now comes to Pittsburgh to finish off Pittsburgh Public Theater's "Red Hot" 2011-2012 season. Coward's silly screwball romp from the 1930s tells the story of two former lovers, Elyot and Amanda, reunited five years after a presumably malicious divorce. The glamorously volatile couple rekindles their lust for one another after being forced together by adjoining hotel balconies on their respective second honeymoons - and the madness that ensues is a hilarious clash of verbal and physical proportions between both members of the highly acidic pair. (more...)

Trevor Nunn Helms Alan Ayckbourn's A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL in The West End; Nigel Harman et al. Lead
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2012

Trevor Nunn is to direct a cast including Rob Brydon, Nigel Harman and Ashley Jensen in Alan Ayckbourn's A Chorus of Disapproval opening at the Harold Pinter Theatre later this year. Joining the trio on stage will be Teresa Banham, Daisy Beaumont, Georgia Brown, Rob Compton, Matthew Cottle and Steven Edis, who is also the show's Musical Director. The production runs September 17, 2012 - January 5, 2013, with an opening night scheduled for September 27, 2012. (more...)

Brydon, Harman, Jensen to Lead Cast of A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2012

Trevor Nunn is to direct a cast including Rob Brydon, Nigel Harman and Ashley Jensen in Alan Ayckbourn's A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL opening at the Harold Pinter Theatre later this year. (more...)

Alec Baldwin to Return to Broadway in ORPHANS - Spring 2013!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2012

The New York Times is reporting that Alec Baldwin will return to Broadway in the Spring of 2013 in a new production of OPRHANS, to be directed by Tony-winner Daniel Sullivan. There is no word yet on a theatre or additional cast members for the production. (more...)

Jeff McCarthy to Star in Barrington Stage Co.'s ALL MY SONS, 7/19 - 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2012

Barrington Stage Company, the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Artistic Director, Julianne Boyd, and Managing Director, Tristan Wilson, presents Arthur Miller's landmark American drama ALL MY SONS, from July 19 through August 4 (more...)

REASONS TO BE PRETTY Concludes Philadelphia Theatre Company's Season, 5/25-6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2012

Reasons to be Pretty by Neil LaBute concludes Philadelphia theatre Company's 2011-2012 season on May 25-June 24 at PTC's home at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Directed byMaria Mileaf, the ensemble cast features Paul Felder, James McMenamin, Genevieve Perrier, and Elizabeth Stanley. (more...)

Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents PRIVATE LIVES, 5/24-6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2012

As a finale to its Red Hot season, Pittsburgh Public Theater presents Noel Coward's comedy Private Lives. (more...)

David Greig & David Harrower Double Bill Set for August at the Traverse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2012

The Traverse will bring together two of Scotland's mos famous playwrights, David Greig and David Harrower, in a special double bill as one of the Theatre's flagship shows for its 2012 Festival Programme this August. Presented back to back, David Greig's The Letter of Last Resort and David Harrower's Good With People take us from London to Helensburgh, tracing the paths of personal and political destruction in two highly-charged stories. (more...)

PRIVATE LIVES Sparkles at the Huntington
by Jan Nargi - Jun 22, 2012

Drink in this effervescent Noel Coward champagne cocktail during its final weekend at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston (more...)

Ray Chambers & Bob Sicular Set for San Jose Rep's BILL W. AND DR. BOB, Now thru 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2012

A talented cast energizes the critically acclaimed play, Bill W. and Dr. Bob, by Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey, to close the highly successful 2011-2012 season for San Jose Rep. Directed by Richard Seer, the work is a quick-witted and honest docu-drama following two dynamic and dedicated men who, in the midst of their battle with acute and debilitating alcoholism, formed a formidable and historic alliance to help each other and others combat the same addiction. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA 3/30-6/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2012

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present Tony Kushner's Tony Award-winning Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. Angels in America will run March 30 - June 3, 2012 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, April 14, 2012; Part One: Millennium Approaches at 3PM and Part Two: Perestroika at 8PM. (more...)

Ray Chambers & Bob Sicular Set for San Jose Rep's BILL W. AND DR. BOB; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2012

A talented cast energizes the critically acclaimed play, Bill W. and Dr. Bob, by Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey, to close the highly successful 2011-2012 season for San Jose Rep. Directed by Richard Seer, the work is a quick-witted and honest docu-drama following two dynamic and dedicated men who, in the midst of their battle with acute and debilitating alcoholism, formed a formidable and historic alliance to help each other and others combat the same addiction. (more...)

Bartha, Rickman to Star in Indie Film CBGB
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2012

Deadline.com reports that Justin Bartha has joined the cast of 'CBGB'. The actor will portray Stiv Bators, lead singer of the 'Dead Boys', in the upcoming indie punk film. Randall Miller is set to direct. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company's WOMEN IN JEP Receives Developmental Production, 7/5-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2012

Arden Theatre Company presents the inaugural production for The Writers' Room, an innovative playwright residency program, with Women in Jep by Wendy MacLeod. (more...)

2012 Tonys - Michael Dale's Backstage Blog!
by Michael Dale - Jun 10, 2012

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ALIVE & DEAD IN INDIANA and More Set for Fort Wayne Civic Theatre Playwright Festival, Now thru 6/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre presents the plays of the 3rd Annual Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival, Alive & Dead in Indiana, Althea's Well and more. (more...)

FDR: AMERICAN BADASS to Screen at Comic-Con; Set for Sep 2012 Release
by Movies News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

A new film by Ross Patterson, "FDR: American Badass," has been acquired by Screen Media Films. Screen president Suzanne Blech announced that the film, starring Barry Bostwick and Kevin Sorbo, and William Mapother, will be available in the marketplace and on VOD in September 2012. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company's WOMEN IN JEP Receives Developmental Production, Now thru 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2012

Arden Theatre Company presents the inaugural production for The Writers' Room, an innovative playwright residency program, with Women in Jep by Wendy MacLeod. This new comedy, written during a four-month residency in Philadelphia receives a developmental production on the Arden's Arcadia Stage from tonight, July 5 through July 15, 2012. The Writers' Room is funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative and the Independence Foundation through its New Theatre Works Initiative. (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of David Leveaux- Helmed BACKBEAT Musical in Toronto!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 25, 2012

David Mirvish will present the North American premiere of the gritty, powerful rock 'n' roll drama BACKBEAT: The Birth of the Beatles, at the Royal Alexandra Theatre Theatre for a strictly limited engagement July 21 until September 2, 2012. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show below! (more...)

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Opens KING JOHN, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2012

The final play of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 21st season, King John, previews July 25 and opens July 26 in the Schubert Theatre, running through August 5, 2012. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ALL MY SONS Opens at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 23, 2012

Barrington Stage Company, the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Artistic Director, Julianne Boyd, and Managing Director, TriStan Wilson, presents Arthur Miller's landmark American drama ALL MY SONS, now playing through August 4 at the BSC Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street, Pittsfield). Opening night was Sunday, July 22, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jeff McCarthy, Lizbeth MacKay and More in Barrington Stage's ALL MY SONS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2012

Barrington Stage Company, the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Artistic Director, Julianne Boyd, and Managing Director, TriStan Wilson, presents Arthur Miller's landmark American drama ALL MY SONS, now playing through August 4 at the BSC Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street, Pittsfield). Opening Night is Sunday, July 22 at 5pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production photos below. (more...)

GODSPELL's Hannah Elless Joins NYMF's BABY CASE, 7/16-22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2012

Right from the Broadway production of Godspell, Hannah Elless joins the cast of Michael Ogborn's award winning musical Baby Case, playing the role of Adela St. John. Baby Case is directed by Jeremy Dobrish and produced by Charlie Fink, Michael Ogborn, Robert Soslow, Juliana Schauerman, Dorothy Flynn, Caroline Castagno, Glenn Gunderson, Kathy Lou Leone, Diane Santillo, and Anne Makara. Baby Case will play from July 16 - 22, 2012, at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42 St). Baby Case is presented by The New York Musical Theatre Festival. (more...)

Casting Announced for Almeida's THE DARK EARTH AND THE LIGHT SKY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012

Richard Eyre returns to the Almeida Theatre to direct the world premiere of Nick Dear's The Dark Earth and the Light Sky. Running from 8 November 2012 - 12 January 2013, press night is 15 November 2012. Designs are by Bob Crowley with lighting by Peter Mumford and sound by John Leonard. (more...)

Theater Talk Journeys thru NYPL's Noel Coward Exhibition, Beg. Today, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012

THEATER TALK goes on location to the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center to present a vivid, colorful portrait of Sir Noel Coward (1899-1973), the legendary playwright (Private Lives), screenwriter (Brief Encounter), performer and songwriter ("I'll See You Again"), with two Coward "experts" as guides. (more...)

GODSPELL's Hannah Elless Joins NYMF's BABY CASE, 7/16-22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2012

Right from the Broadway production of Godspell, Hannah Elless joins the cast of Michael Ogborn's award winning musical Baby Case, playing the role of Adela St. John. Baby Case is directed by Jeremy Dobrish and produced by Charlie Fink, Michael Ogborn, Robert Soslow, Juliana Schauerman, Dorothy Flynn, Caroline Castagno, Glenn Gunderson, Kathy Lou Leone, Diane Santillo, and Anne Makara. Baby Case will play from July 16 - 22, 2012, at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42 St). Baby Case is presented by The New York Musical Theatre Festival. (more...)

Jeff McCarthy Stars in Barrington Stage Co.'s ALL MY SONS, Now thru 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2012

Barrington Stage Company, the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Artistic Director, Julianne Boyd, and Managing Director, Tristan Wilson, presents Arthur Miller's landmark American drama ALL MY SONS, from tonight, July 19 through August 4 (more...)

EASTENDERS' Louisa Lytton Stars in Five One's A BROKEN ROSE, Sept 11-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2012

Following the tragic tale of a young girl in search of adventure and truth, Five One Productions presents A Broken Rose, a powerful and harrowing new play from the pen of Sarah Goddard (Off West End Offie Award-nominated Most Promising New Playwright). (more...)

GODSPELL's Hannah Elless and More Set for NYMF's BABY CASE, Now thru 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2012

Right from the Broadway production of Godspell, Hannah Elless joins the cast of Michael Ogborn's award winning musical Baby Case, playing the role of Adela St. John. Baby Case is directed by Jeremy Dobrish and produced by Charlie Fink, Michael Ogborn, Robert Soslow, Juliana Schauerman, Dorothy Flynn, Caroline Castagno, Glenn Gunderson, Kathy Lou Leone, Diane Santillo, and Anne Makara. Baby Case plays from tonight, July 16 - July 22, 2012, at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42 St). Baby Case is presented by The New York Musical Theatre Festival. (more...)

Colony Theatre Opens West Coast Premiere of BLAME IT ON BECKETT, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2012

The Colony Theatre presents the second production of its "Season of Premieres" with the West Coast Premiere Premiere of BLAME IT ON BECKETT, written by John Morogiello and directed by Andrew Barnicle. BLAME IT ON BECKETT will preview on Wednesday, August 8; Thursday, August 9; and Friday, August 10 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, August 11 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, September 2 at The Colony Theatre, 555 North Third Street (at Cypress) adjacent to the Burbank Town Center. (more...)

Nick Blood, Andrew Knott and More to Star in David Leveaux-Helmed BACKBEAT in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2012

David Mirvish will present the North American premiere of the gritty, powerful rock 'n' roll drama BACKBEAT: The Birth of the Beatles, at the Royal Alexandra Theatre Theatre for a strictly limited engagement July 21 until September 2, 2012. (more...)

Ray Chambers & Bob Sicular Set for San Jose Rep's BILL W. AND DR. BOB; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2012

A talented cast energizes the critically acclaimed play, Bill W. and Dr. Bob, by Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey, to close the highly successful 2011-2012 season for San Jose Rep. Directed by Richard Seer, the work is a quick-witted and honest docu-drama following two dynamic and dedicated men who, in the midst of their battle with acute and debilitating alcoholism, formed a formidable and historic alliance to help each other and others combat the same addiction. (more...)

Theater Talk Journeys thru NYPL's Noel Coward Exhibition, Beg. 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2012

THEATER TALK goes on location to the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center to present a vivid, colorful portrait of Sir Noel Coward (1899-1973), the legendary playwright (Private Lives), screenwriter (Brief Encounter), performer and songwriter ("I'll See You Again"), with two Coward "experts" as guides. (more...)

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