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by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018
The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice announce that Tony Award-nominated and three-time Obie-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant will receive a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 63rd Annual Obie Awards.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2018
Gloucester Stage Company opens its 39th season of professional theater on May 11 with the world premiere of Madame Defarge, Wendy Kesselman's new musical inspired by Charles Dicken's classic A Tale of Two Cities. The world premiere musical runs from May 11 through June 2 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. A passionate re-imagining of Dickens' infamous Madame Defarge illuminates this new musical by Wendy Kesselman.
by TV News Desk - May 30, 2018
Alan Cumming sits down with the hosts to discuss the new drama 'Instinct' as his experiences so far on The Talk!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018
Cherry Lane Theatre (Seri Lawrence, Janio Marrero, Co-Artistic Directors) is proud to announce that Academy Award nominee Michael O'Keefe and Angelina Fiordellisi will star in its upcoming Founder's Project presentation of Charles Mee's FIRST LOVE, directed by Kim Weild. Performances will begin on June 7, the production will open on June 14 and run through July 8 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). Tickets are $65-$95 and are available at www.cherrylanetheatre.org or by calling Ovation Tix at 1.866.811.4111.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018
The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, artistic director) announced it will present BAD NEWS! i was there… created and directed by JoAnne Akalaitis with Kate Atwell, Greg Taubman and Ashley Tata with original music and sound by Bruce Odland. Playing June 2-3, 2018, for four performances only, this unique theater experience will take place in the Guthrie lobbies in promenade style, which requires patrons to stand and walk during the performance. A limited number of chairs will be available for accessible seating.
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2018
On day 12 of 30 Days of Tony, we honor a Best Direction of a Play nominee, the man at the helm of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, John Tiffany!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018
Tony Award-winning performer Alan Cumming will bring his new concert show, Legal Immigrant, to San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts Theatre (3301 Lyon St., San Francisco) on Wednesday, July 11 at 7 p.m. Presented by Feinstein's Presents-Feinstein's at the Nikko's series showcasing world-class performers at larger venues throughout the Bay Area-this one-night-only event will feature a set list as eclectic and idiosyncratic as Alan himself! Tickets for Legal Immigrant range in price from $75-$115. A limited number of meet-and-greet experiences are available for an additional $150 per ticket through OMG VIP-the leader in VIP fan experiences. VIP experiences include premium front seating, a post-show meet and greet event with Alan, one photo with Alan, an exclusive VIP laminate, and an exclusive autographed poster created by Grant Shaffer. Tickets are available now by calling 866-663-1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018
Celebrate The Feast Of The Tarantati   Tarantella Trance Dances And Healing Chants For The Black Madonna  With Alessandra Belloni  And I Giullari Di Piazza   In Tarantata - Spider Dance     Friday, June 29 At 8 Pm   Cathedral Of St John The Divine - St James Chapel 1047 AMSTERDAM AVENUE, at 112 ST. Tickets : $30 Reservations: 866.811.4111 or www.stjohndivine.org.   
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2018
Alan Cumming sits down with the women of the View to talk his friendship with Whoopi Goldberg, Instinct, and more! Check out the clip below! 
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin previews for a limited eight-week run of the Abbey Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre's acclaimed production of CYPRUS AVENUE on Saturday, June 2. The new play, written by David Ireland and directed by Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone, features Stephen Rea, who last performed at The Public in 2008 in Sam Shepard's Kicking a Dead Horse. The run at The Public follows encore engagements at Dublin's Peacock Stage at the Abbey Theatre (April 30-May 19) and the MAC in Belfast (May 23-26). CYPRUS AVENUE will run through Sunday, July 29 in The Public's LuEsther Hall, with an official press opening on Monday, June 25.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 16, 2018
On Day 5 of 30 Days of Tony, we celebrate multiple Tony nominated choreographer, Steven Hoggett, who is nominated this year for his work on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2018
According to Entertainment Weekly, Alan Cumming has revealed he will guest star on the upcoming season of BBC hit series DOCTOR WHO. The Broadway/TV star will play King James I alongside Jodie Whittaker's Doctor. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 8, 2018
It was announced today that Elena Shaddow will join the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I as Anna Leonowens, beginning March 20 in Tempe, AZ.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018
A reworking of the Ancient Greek classic The Bacchae by Euripides, this piece is an interweaving of classical and contemporary text, driving to uncover what it is to be divinely feminine, brutally violent and powerful.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018
New Repertory Theatre Presents THE BAKELITE MASTERPIECE, March 17-April 8, 2018 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $37-$67 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018
New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) announced today that the NYTW 2018 Annual Gala will celebrate John Tiffany, the Tony Award-winning Director of Once, which had its world premiere at NYTW, and the upcoming Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; along with Barbara Cutler Emden, who is celebrating 25 years of arts advocacy and exceptional service on the NYTW Board of Trustees.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018
The Menier Chocolate Factory, in association with Darren Bagert, present a new production of Manuel Puig's ground-breaking novel Kiss of the Spider Woman in a new adaptation by Jose Rivera and Allan Baker. Laurie Sansom directs this iconic play, making his Menier debut. The production opens on 21 March, with previews from 8 March, and runs until 5 May.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018
LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to announce that due to overwhelming demand, the fifth show in its 97th season, Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner MELANIE GRIFFITH starring as Mrs. Robinson in THE GRADUATE, adapted by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham, directed by Ovation Award-winner Michael Matthews (Twelve Angry Men, Billy & Ray) is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, MARCH 25 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Drive in Laguna Beach. THE GRADUATE will begin previews on Wednesday, February 21 and will open on Sunday, March 4 at 5:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018
The Old Globe, together with Children's Theatre Company (CTC), and in partnership with The Old Vic, today announced details for the Minneapolis and San Diego productions of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax in its U.S. premiere. The production, based on the book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, is adapted for the stage by David Greig (Artistic Director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company; recent work: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Cover My Tracks) with music and lyrics written by Charlie Fink (Frontman/songwriter for the hit musical group, Noah and the Whale (2007-2015). H. Adam Harris, along with Meghan Kreidler and Rick Miller puppeteering, will play The Lorax. Joining them is Steven Epp as The Once-ler. Playing multiple roles in the ensemble are Ansa Akyea, Christopher Becknell, Stephanie Bertumen, Brian Bose, Ryan Colbert, Lynnea Doublette, Johannah "Joh" Easley, Rajane Katurah, Ryan Lear, Ryan Dean Maltz, Emily Michaels King, and Autumn Ness.
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2018
Alan Cumming talks about Instinct and how proud he is to play the first openly gay lead character on a network television drama series.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018
The Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its production of Joshua Harmon's (Bad Jews) critically-acclaimed hit play, Significant Other, directed by Stephen Brackett. The cast features Melanie Field (Paramount Network's Heathers) as Laura, Vella Lovell (CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Vanessa, Preston Martin as Zach/Evan/Roger, Keilly McQuail (Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) as Kiki, John Garet Stoker (CBS's Code Black) as Will/Conrad/Tony, Concetta Tomei (Deep Impact) as Helene Berman and Will Von Vogt as Jordan Berman.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018
Columbia University School of the Arts is proud to present Nana Dakin's (Columbia MFA Directing Candidate 2018) production of RICHARD III.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018
Morgan Lariah and Barbara Mueller-Wittmann team up to present the West Coast Premiere of a fresh adaptation of Kassandra, a solo piece performed and produced by Lariah and directed by Mueller-Wittmann. As part of the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival, Kassandra will be presented at the Broadwater Studio (1078 Lillian Way, Los Angeles 90038) on June 2nd, 8th, 16th, and 22nd.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018
Cherry Lane Theatre (Seri Lawrence, Janio Marrero, Co-Artistic Directors) is proud to announce that Academy Award nominee Michael O'Keefe and Angelina Fiordellisi will star in its upcoming Founder's Project presentation of Charles Mee's FIRST LOVE, directed by Kim Weild.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018
Artistic Director of Kiln Theatre, Indhu Rubasingham, today announces the cast for her production of Alexis Zegerman's Holy Sh!t - Daon Broni (Nick), Claire Goose (Juliet), Daniel Lapaine (Sam) and Dorothea Myer-Bennett (Simone). This world premiere production is the first in the newly refurbished Kiln Theatre, reopening after a major capital redevelopment project with press night on 10 September, previews from 5 September, and running until 6 October.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018
Two world premieres at the Edinburgh Fringe: international co-production First Snow / Premiere neige, and My Left Right Foot -The Musical, a riotous new musical comedy celebrating Birds of Paradise's 25th year.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018
Internationally celebrated percussionist/singer Alessandra Belloni, joined by her performance troupe I Giullari di Piazza, will return June 29 to Cathedral of St. John the Divine for a June 29th, 8 PM, performance of with 'TARANTATA - SPIDER DANCE,' an ancient healing tradition with Tarantella trance dances and healing chants for the Black Madonna.   
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018
Legendary playwright, Charles Mee, is turning 80 years and will be celebrated by Cherry Lane Theatre at a benefit performance of FIRST LOVE followed by a blowout bash at Casa La Femme (140 Charles Street). Additionally New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson will recognize Charles Mee with an official New York City Proclamation for his extraordinary and enduring contributions to the American theatre, on Monday, June 11, 2018 at The Cherry Lane Theatre beginning at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2018
Morgan Lariah and Barbara Mueller-Wittmann team up to present the West Coast Premiere of a fresh adaptation of Kassandra, a solo piece performed and produced by Lariah and directed by Mueller-Wittmann. As part of the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival, Kassandra will be presented at the Broadwater Studio (1078 Lillian Way, Los Angeles 90038) on June 2nd, 8th, 16th, and 22nd.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018
Today Frantic Assembly announces its tour dates of The Unreturning, a brand new co-production with Theatre Royal Plymouth. Telling the interwoven stories of three men coming home from war, this new work by Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting winner Anna Jordan will be directed by Frantic Assembly associate director Neil Bettles and marks the 10th anniversary of Frantic Assembly's award-winning Ignition training programme. The Unreturning will have its world premiere at Theatre Royal Plymouth on 20 September 2018 before playing at various venues across the UK until 16 March 2019. Additional tour dates will be announced soon.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2018
John Tiffany has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2018
John Tiffany has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018
The Menier Chocolate Factory, in association with Darren Bagert, today announces that Samuel Barnett (Molina) and Declan Bennett (Valentin) join the company of their new production of Manuel Puig's ground-breaking novel Kiss of the Spider Woman in a new adaptation by Jose Rivera and Allan Baker. Laurie Sansom directs this iconic play, making his Menier debut. The production opens on 21 March, with previews from 8 March, and runs until 5 May.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018
The magical world of artist Marc Chagall and his wife Bella will be tenderly brought to life onstage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis) next month in director Emma Rice's production of Daniel Jamieson's The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk.  Partners in life and on canvas, Marc and Bella are immortalized as the picture of romance. On the painter's canvas they flew, but in real life they walked through some of the most challenging times in 20th Century history-navigating the devastation of war, the Russian Revolution and each other. Following the artistic heights of Brief Encounter and 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, Kneehigh and Rice return to The Wallis with a production that combines the visuals of Chagall's paintings with the music and dance of the Russian-Jewish tradition. Performances begin February 23 and run through Sunday, March 11, 2018 with opening night set for Saturday, February 24 at 7:30pm. The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk is made possible in part by the generous support of Camille and Arnon Adar. Theater @ The Wallis Series is sponsored by Montage Beverly Hills and Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@ArshtCenter) is proud to present the South Florida premiere of SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS (@SmallMouthPlay), the Obie Award-winning, critically-acclaimed play by Bess Wohl. Playing February 16 - March 4, 2018 in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House), SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS continues the Center's 2017-2018 Theater Up Close Series.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018
LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to announce that due to overwhelming demand, the fifth show in its 97th season, Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner MELANIE GRIFFITH starring as Mrs. Robinson in THE GRADUATE, adapted by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham, directed by Ovation Award-winner Michael Matthews (Twelve Angry Men, Billy & Ray) is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, MARCH 25 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Drive in Laguna Beach. THE GRADUATE will begin previews on Wednesday, February 21 and will open on Sunday, March 4 at 5:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018
Lysistrata in Jerusalem is a new play by Jean R. Freedman with additions and emendations by Abeer Shehadeh. In Lysistrata in Jerusalem Jean R. Freedman has updated Aristophanes' classic comedy in which women from warring city-states band together and refuse to have sex with their men until a peace treaty is signed. Lysistrata in Jerusalem brings this strategy to the contemporary Middle East, creating a world in which Israeli and Palestinian women seek to end the conflict by taking matters into their own hands.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018
Artistic Director Edward Hall announces Hampstead Theatre's spring/summer season. The UK premiere of Rajiv Joseph's darkly comic post-truth play Describe the Night will be directed by Lisa Spirling. The world premiere of Jemma Kennedy's blisteringly entertaining Genesis Inc. will be directed by Laurie Sansom. The world premiere of Fiona Doyle's haunting and provocative new drama The Strange Death of John Doe will be directed by Artistic Director Edward Hall for Hampstead Downstairs. The production is a Hampstead Theatre commission and a finalist for The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Under 30s can access Priority Booking for all shows via The Downstairs Club - Hampstead's free membership scheme to allow better access to the cheaper seats.
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.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018
American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today the lineup of upcoming productions and cabaret performances featuring students from A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program and Young Conservatory (YC). Single tickets for all productions and cabaret performances are $20 and available now by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415-749-2228 or online at www.act-sf.org/csvshows.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018
The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for James Macdonald's new revival of William Congreve's Restoration comedy masterpiece The Way of The World. Haydn Gwynne will be playing the role of Lady Wishfort, replacing Linda Bassett who has sadly had to withdraw from the production before the start of rehearsals for personal reasons.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018
Casting has been announced for the World Premiere of Great Apes from the novel by Will Self; reimagined for the stage by Patrick Marmion. Great Apes is a new play by Patrick Marmion directed by RSC and Donmar actor Oscar Pearce (Wolf Hall, Real Thing), based on the novel by Will Self opening at the Arcola Theatre on Monday 19th March.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2018
A classic Agatha Christie whodunit is set to deliver a web of intrigue for the Old Mill Theatre's first season of the year. Directed by Joan Scafe, The Unexpected Guest follows a stranger lost in fog, who seeks refuge in a nearby house - only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018
From March 1 to 18, La MaMa will present Theater Three Collaborative in a new production of 'Extreme Whether,' a 'Cli-Fi' play written and directed by Karen Malpede. The piece juxtaposes psychological and magical realism in a tale of a courageous climate researcher who is defamed by special interests, including his own family. Obie-winner Rocco Sisto heads a cast of six.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018
Created by an ensemble of eleven children aged eight to eleven, LONE offers a glimpse into their privately constructed worlds.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2018
Morgan Lariah and Barbara Mueller-Wittmann team up to present the West Coast Premiere of a fresh adaptation of Kassandra, a solo piece performed and produced by Lariah and directed by Mueller-Wittmann. As part of the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival, Kassandra will be presented at the Broadwater Studio (1078 Lillian Way, Los Angeles 90038) on June 2nd, 8th, 16th, and 22nd.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018
Celebration Theatre presents under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, present the third and final show in its 2017 2018 season, CABARET, book by Joe Masteroff (based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood), music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Anthony Zediker and directed by Michael Matthews. CABARET will begin previews on Friday, May 25 at 8pm; will open on Friday, June 1 at 8pm, with tickets on sale through Sunday, July 15 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles.
by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2018
Alan Cumming appeared on last night's Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where he talked about his current project, the television series Instinct. Then, Cumming combined his show with his Broadway roots for a performance of 'Instinct: The Musical.' Check out the clip below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018
Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced additional casting for the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018
Hook & Eye Theater is proud to present the world premiere of She-She-She, a vibrant new devised play with writing by Cynthia Babak that centers on six women whose lives intertwine across generations against the backdrop of one great mountain. Directed by Chad Lindsey, She-She-She is inspired by the real-life friendship between Eleanor Roosevelt and leading black activist Pauli Murray.