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by Neil Shurley - May 30, 2019
'I am working in subtle and sometimes not so subtle ways to present these through a female lens.'
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
Jonathan Church, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Bath's Summer Season 2019 today announces further casting for its upcoming programme of eight plays.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
The Belmont Theatre will present Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady on the main stage June 14-16 & 20-23. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows are at 3:00 p.m. Eliza Doolittle is a young flower seller with an unmistakable Cockney accent which keeps her in the lower rungs of Edwardian society. When Professor Henry Higgins tries to teach her how to speak like a proper lady, an unlikely friendship begins to flourish.  
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
The next show in Playhouse on Park's Young Audience Series is The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, running May 31-June 9!
by Valerie-Jean Miller - May 21, 2019
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is excitingly welcoming the return of the Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg with the West Coast Premiere of The Pygmalion Effect May 24-26, 2019 A new ballet from the company's award-winning artistic director and choreographer, Boris Eifman, The Pygmalion Effect is inspired by the Greek mythological tale of Pygmalion - a sculptor who became infatuated with his own life-like carving of a beautiful girl. Renowned for works that are 'bold, psychological and highly theatrical' (The New York Times), Boris Eifman infuses his signature choreographic style into this dynamic new production, set to a score by 'The Waltz King' Johann Strauss II. The Pygmalion Effect received its world premiere in St. Petersburg's Alexandrinsky Theatre on February 6, 2019. This new production marks choreographer Boris Eifman's return to the genre of comedy or, more accurately, tragicomedy; a form which the choreographer has perfected. Eifman offers the audience a balletic interpretation of the archetypical story of Pygmalion. In the ballet the protagonist is a successful ballroom dancer who transforms a clumsy girl into a virtuoso performer. In this production, Eifman presents a comprehensive artistic and philosophical portrayal of a human personality's remarkable flexibility and ability to adjust in response to set aims and aspirations. The title is a reference to a well-known physiological phenomenon whereby a person's performance is positively influenced by the expectations of others.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
Awards were presented to more than two dozen outstanding actors, directors, designers, and ensembles tonight by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) at The 37th Annual Elliot Norton Awards ceremony, held at the Huntington Avenue Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
Classic Stage Company continues its recently established repertory series which provides a platform, and freedom in the creative process, to today's most exciting emerging theater artists with two new adaptations of canonical gothic horror works based on novels by Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley. CSC has commissioned 2017 Wall Street Journal Playwright of the Year and one of the US' 10 Most Produced Playwrights of the 2018-2019 season, Kate Hamill, to take on Dracula, while Smith Prize for Political Theater and Helen Hayes Award-winning playwright Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm will create a new version of Frankenstein.Popularly known as a pair of macabre fantasies about blood-sucking vampires and man-made monsters, Dracula and Frankenstein illuminate and exorcise some of humanity's most fundamental fears surrounding life, love, and death. The productions will be performed in repertory January-March 2020.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman announces four main stage productions for 2019/2020 including new productions of favorite musicals -  Little Shop of Horrors with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken, directed by Mike Donahue, and Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun with book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields, directed by Sarna Lapine - and  two plays - the Los Angeles premiere of Lauren Yee's The Great Leap directed by BD Wong, a co-production with East West Players, and Alfred Molina starring in the critically acclaimed West End and Broadway hit The Father by Florian Zeller and directed by Jessica Kubzansky. One more production and additional programming will be announced at a later date.
by Gina Zenyuch - Mar 31, 2019
Montclair New Jersey's Studio Players presents Garson Kanin's Born Yesterday at Studio Playhouse.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
SHN announced five Broadway musicals coming to the SHN Golden Gate Theatre that make up the 2019-2020 SHN Season.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019
As the only professional theatre company in the United States producing full seasons of new plays by local playwrights, we are thrilled to announce our 29th season, featuring only the second all-female Subscription Season in our history!
by Elliot Lanes - Mar 24, 2019
Today's subject Laura Giannarelli has been living her theatre life for many years now on both sides of the footlights. As a performer she just completed a star turn in Gulf View Drive at Washington Stage Guild (WSG), the company she helped found back in 1986. The company's current show Resolving Hedda runs through April 14th at their home at The Undercroft Theatre at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2019 summer season with The Good Person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Wendy Arons and adapted by Tony Kushner, playing July 3 through July 21, 2019 at the Bruns Amphitheater. A Pay What You Can performance will be held on Wednesday, July 3. Tickets will be available starting at 10am on the day of the show through TodayTix and the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666.
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Critically acclaimed The New Pornographers are set to tour North America this fall, kicking off the run of dates in Woodstock, NY on September 19. Presale begins tomorrow, June 26 at 10am local. Sign up at now for access to the presale.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Broadway In Chicago announces that the North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater's critically-acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY, directed by Bartlett Sher, will play Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) from March 24 - April 12, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
African-American director David Norwood will premiere a uniquely re-envisioned American version of TENDER NAPALM by renowned British playwright Philip Ridley (The Pitchfork Disney, Mercury Fur, The Fastest Clock in the Universe). This poetic two-hander originally premiered in London in 2011, before making a limited engagement Off-Broadway debut in 2012 to critical acclaim. Previews begin July 18 at HERE with opening set for July 24.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
Sonoma Arts Live's A TOAST TO THE CLASSICS season closes with MY FAIR LADY, directed by award-winning Michael Ross, on the Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall in the historic Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa Street, Sonoma. Show runs July 12, 13,14,18,19,20,21,25,26,27,28. Evening performances at 7:30pm and Sunday performances at 2:00pm. July 12, Opening night will begin at 8pm, with a reception from 7pm - 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Nederlander Presentations, Inc., has just announced that Shereen Ahmed will be Eliza Doolittle and Laird Mackintosh will be Henry Higgins in the upcoming North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater's critically-acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY. Directed by Bartlett Sher, the tour will tech and launch in Syracuse, NY before officially opening at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Official Press Opening is Thursday, December 19.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Before Paul Osborn wrote the screenplay for Rodgers and Hammerstein's box office hit South Pacific, he wrote a hysterical, semi-autobiographical Broadway comedy that captures Midwestern eccentricity to hilarious effect. Winner of 4 Tony Awards, Morning's at Seven is a funny and deeply poignant look at the foibles of a close-knit Midwestern family in the 1930s. It opens at the Peterborough Players on July 17th. ?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
Auditions have been announced for the upcoming L-A Community Little Theatre (CLT) production of the musical classic 'My Fair Lady.' The open auditions will be held Sunday, August 18 and Monday, August 19, from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy Street in Auburn. Dr. Paul G. Caron will direct what has been hailed by many as the greatest musical of all time.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
George Bernard Shaw's classic Heartbreak House will soon hit the stage at Mad Cow Theatre.
by Patrick Honoré - Jul 29, 2019
After successful productions of The Sound of Music, Evita, and Sunset Boulevard the three past summers, Festival Bruxellons! is this year presenting Frederick Loewe's and Alan Jay Lerner's musical masterpiece My Fair Lady in a new brilliant French adaptation by Stéphane Laporte, in collaboration with Jack Cooper and Simon Paco, both of whom, as they did Evita and Sunset, directed.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Ahead of its 60th Birthday, Hampstead Theatre announces Roxana Silbert's inaugural season as Artistic Director.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2019
Today's top stories: The Lion King film is on track to have the biggest opening for a Disney live action remake of an animated film!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2019
African-American director David Norwood premieres a uniquely re-envisioned American version of TENDER NAPALM by renowned British playwright Philip Ridley (The Pitchfork Disney, Mercury Fur, The Fastest Clock in the Universe). This poetic two-hander originally premiered in London in 2011, before making a limited engagement Off-Broadway debut in 2012 to critical acclaim.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
After a highly acclaimed and previously sold-out tour in 2018, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em is back by popular demand and will tour the UK in 2020. Joe Pasquale returns as the loveable but accident-prone Frank Spencer in the stage production of the classic 1970s TV comedy, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. Sarah Earnshaw is returning as his long-suffering wife Betty and Susie Blake his disapproving mother-in-law, Mrs Fisher. Further casting to be announced. The stage adaptation is by Guy Unsworth, based on the original TV series by Raymond Allen. Guy Unsworth will also be directing.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
As The Old Globe's 2019 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues, the theatre today announced the cast and creative team of the love-filled tragedy Romeo and Juliet. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to direct the greatest love story of all time, after helming a smash-hit production of Othello and a sales-record-breaking production of Hamlet. Performances will run August 11 - September 15 outdoors under the stars in the Globe's Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Tickets start at $30.00 and are on sale to the general public now. Previews run August 11-16, with opening night on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
"She loves me/And to my amazement/I love it knowing that she loves me/She loves me/True, she doesn't show it/How could she when she doesn't know it?" If those well-known lyrics strike up a tune in your head, then you're no doubt familiar with She Loves Me, this season's big, Broadway-style musical on stage at the Peterborough Players from July 31st- August 11th.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group announces the cast for a rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar and Cleopatra
by Rachael Goldberg - Jul 14, 2019
Quotidian Theatre Company's presentation of 'The Mollusc' is delightful, emotional, and fun.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Every star you see in the night sky is bigger and brighter than our sun. From where we stand - from our perspective - that story doesn't add up. A parallel universe is a hypothetical self-contained reality co-existing with one's own.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 6, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group will soon present a rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar and Cleopatra, which will begin a limited Off-Broadway engagement on Tuesday September 3rd at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) and continue through October 12th only. Opening Night is set for Sunday September 24th.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Chester Theatre Company (CTC) will present Curve of Departure by Rachel Bonds in the historic Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA, from August 8 - 18. The production is directed by Keira Naughton making her CTC debut.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Critically-acclaimed musical theater singer and comedic cabaret artist  Maureen McVerry presents her New Solo Cabaret Show,
by Jack Read - Apr 8, 2019
Right on the heels of the closing of Queen of Basel, a Miami-set rebirth of Strindberg's Miss Julie, Studio Theatre is breathing new life into another classic. Most audiences are familiar with Shaw's Pygmalion - or, more likely, its musical counterpart My Fair Lady - in which a low-born member of society is taught how to fit in with the upper class. In P.Y.G. or The Mis-Edumacation of Dorian Belle, playwright and director Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm brings Shaw's play right to the eye of our cultural hurricane, centering the relationship between race, fame and cultural appropriation. Dorian Belle, a Canadian pop superstar, idolizes hip-hop group Petty Young Goons, and hires them to help 'toughen up' his image - all while being filmed for television, of course. Chisholm and two of his actors, Gary L. Perkins III (as Alexand Da Great, ½ of Petty Young Goons) and Simon Kiser (Dorian Belle), were interviewed separately over e-mail about their experiences during the rehearsal process and to provide their perspectives on what P.Y.G. can offer audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2019
Get an inside look at the making of My Fair Lady at NMSU Theatre Arts Department!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
Celebrating its fifth and final installment of "Bold New Works for Intimate Stages," Creative Cauldron presents the world premiere of On Air. Set in Pittsburgh, PA during the 1920s, On Air tells the story of Frank and Flora Conrad, who were on the edge of discovering mass broadcasting. These two unsung radio pioneers established the first radio station in America in their unassuming garage. On Air follows their untold love story, and how radio became a constant companion, messenger and soundtrack of our lives over the past century of American life. Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith, the critically acclaimed creative team for Creative Cauldron's past Bold New Work premieres (Turn of the Screw 2015, Monsters of the Villa Diodati 2016, Kaleidoscope 2017, Witch 2018,) are mining the nostalgia of a bygone era and shedding light on a relatively unknown piece of American history with this newest work. On Air runs May 2 - 26, 2019.
by Jade Kops - Apr 27, 2019
George Bernard Shaw's comic romance of the Cockney flower girl and the Phonetics professor is recreated in New Theatre's staging of PYGMALION. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019
California Shakespeare Theater opens its 2019 summer season with A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, playing May 22 through June 16, 2019 at the Bruns Amphitheater in Orinda. The season launches with A Pay What You Can performance on Wednesday, May 22nd. Tickets will be available starting at 10am on the day of each show through TodayTix ( and the Cal Shakes Box Office ( or 510.548.9666).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019
The next show in Playhouse on Park's Young Audience Series is The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, running May 31-June 9!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2019
From the author of the play Enchanted April, comes a humorous and heartwarming love story for feisty women featuring a cast of Broadway veterans, directed by two-time Tony Award winner, Judith Ivey.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2019
Eccentric Theater Company announces the upcoming production of Spike Heels by Theresa Rebeck. Performances will take place on Friday, April 12 at 8pm; Saturday, April 13 at 8pm; and Sunday, April 14 at 7pm at The Loft at The Union County Performing Arts Center (1601 Irving St, Rahway, NJ).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
Theatre Royal Bath today announces four additional productions - Vienna 1934-Munich 1938, The Life I Lead, Trying It On and The Man in the White Suit, to complete its Summer Season 2019 programme and further casting with Katherine Parkinson, Janie Dee as well as Vanessa Redgrave, Miles Jupp and David Edgar among the stars set to take to the stage in both treasured classics and acclaimed new works.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
Repertory Dance Theatre's 'Ring Around the Rose' will welcome Pygmalion Productions to the stage for the first time on May 11, 2019 at 11:00 am. This Utah theatre staple will present fables in a whole new way with help from the audience! 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
The San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS) brings its 2018-19 concert season to a close next month with a special concert by acclaimed countertenor Iestyn Davies joined by the brilliant young lutenist Thomas Dunford, dubbed the Eric Clapton of the lute (BBC Music Magazine). Together they will perform songs by Dowland, Purcell and Handel. This concert will take place at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 19, at First Congregational Church in Berkeley. Individual tickets, $15 to $56, are available for purchase online at
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
Pioneer Theatre Company rounds out the sixth season of Play-by-Play's New Play Reading Series with The Way North by playwright, Tira Palmquist. The readings will take place at the Babcock Theatre in the lower level of the Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre on Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
Two dozen nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), with winners to be revealed at the 37th Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7 PM, at the Huntington Avenue Theatre.
by Sarah Murphy - Apr 10, 2019
Even if you're not familiar with George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, you're most likely familiar with Lerner and Loewe's adaption, My Fair Lady. At the core of both is the classic question of how much can we really change our stripes? Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm gives us a modern take here with his world premiere of P.Y.G. or The Mis-Edumacation of Dorian Belle.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
Russia's most innovative ballet company, Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg, returns to the Auditorium Theatre May 17-19 to give the North American premiere to company founder and artistic director Boris Eifman's The Pygmalion Effect.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
My Fair Lady has announced additional dates for its upcoming National Tour! The hit musical will come to Washington, DC, Orlando, San Diego, Denver, and more!