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by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018
A production developed at Actors Studio West of Martin McDonagh's award-winning black comedy THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, directed by Mark Kemble (Film: co-writer/director "Bad Hurt"; writer/director award-winning play "Names"), takes the stage September 14 - October 21 at studio/stage in Los Angeles. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018
Sydney Theatre Company tonight unveils its 2019 Season - Kip Williams' second as Artistic Director. It is a bold program of thirteen shows across four venues which will inspire, challenge and entertain audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018
PW Productions are delighted to announce the full cast of the UK and US tour of Stephen Daldry's seminal production of JB Priestley's classic thriller "AN INSPECTOR CALLS" which opens at York Theatre Royal on Friday 14 September 2018 before touring to Cambridge Arts Theatre, New Wimbledon Theatre, Cheltenham Everyman Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Washington DC, Wallis Annenberg Center Los Angeles, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Arts Emerson, Boston. Full tour listings below.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018
Artistic Director Rupert Goold today announces the Almeida Theatre's new season.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018
Winner of 19 major accolades, including multiple Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Awards, Stephen Daldry's (Billy Elliot, The Crown) multi award-winning production of J.B. Priestley's classic thriller An Inspector Calls will kick off a four-city U.S. tour at Shakespeare Theatre Company from November 20 through December 23, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018
AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with Martin McDonagh's dark comedy THE LONESOME WEST, directed by Company Member Dana Anderson*, playing October 18 - November 18, 2018 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018
Production developed at the Actors Studio West, Martin McDonagh's award-winning black comedy THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, directed by Mark Kemble (Film: co-writer/director 'Bad Hurt'; writer/director award-winning play 'Names'), will run September 14 - October 21 at studio/stage in Los Angeles. From acclaimed writer Martin McDonagh ('Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri') comes a darkly comic tale of four characters trapped in a beautiful, hopeless town. In a remote cottage in Leenane, County Galway, Ireland, spinster Maureen Folan has cared for her manipulative, aging mother Mag for twenty years, and their bond is at the breaking point. When Maureen has a chance at happiness with Pato Dooley - a local man with wider ambitions who sends her messages through his feckless brother Ray - suffocated dreams and simmering resentments surface, culminating in an unexpected climax that pits mother against daughter, love against rejection, and hope against fate.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018
The Stage kicks off Season 36 with the Obie-winning play 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore' by acclaimed playwright Martin McDonagh; screenwriter, director, and producer of this year's Golden Globe winner for Best Motion Picture - 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'.  McDonagh's work is built into the fabric of San Jose Stage Company's mission to illuminate the human condition. 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore' marks The Stage's 5th work by Martin McDonagh previously producing the Leenane Trilogy 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' (2001), 'A Skull in Connemara' (2002), 'The Lonesome West' (2004) and 'The Pillowman' (2009).  "Through 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore' McDonagh forces us to view the ludicrous nature of terrorism with his special brand of black comedy."- Randall King | Artistic Director- San Jose Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018
Production developed at the Actors Studio West, Martin McDonagh's award-winning black comedy THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, directed by Mark Kemble (Film: co-writer/director 'Bad Hurt'; writer/director award-winning play 'Names'), will run September 14 - October 21 at studio/stage in Los Angeles. From acclaimed writer Martin McDonagh ('Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri') comes a darkly comic tale of four characters trapped in a beautiful, hopeless town. In a remote cottage in Leenane, County Galway, Ireland, spinster Maureen Folan has cared for her manipulative, aging mother Mag for twenty years, and their bond is at the breaking point. When Maureen has a chance at happiness with Pato Dooley - a local man with wider ambitions who sends her messages through his feckless brother Ray - suffocated dreams and simmering resentments surface, culminating in an unexpected climax that pits mother against daughter, love against rejection, and hope against fate.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018
San Jose Stage Artistic Director Randall King announced the company's 36th Season line up. 'Looking toward our 36th Season we will continue our mission of producing powerful, provocative, and profound work that illuminates the human condition. We are excited to bring you an explosively charged  season with award-winning works by theatre's most masterful playwrights - Martin McDonagh, Stephen Adly Guirgis, and Tennessee Williams - including two Pulitzer Prize-winning dramas, an Obie Award-winning satirical comedy and a newly commissioned world premiere by Luis Valdez.'  
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018
The School of Night returns to Fringe with a new translation of a seldom produced play by the largely forgotten Roman tragedian who's influence extended across two millennia to furnish the thematic, structural and poetic blueprint for all of European Renaissance drama. 
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018
Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 30th Anniversary season with the world premiere of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas adapted by David Kersnar and Althos Low, from the books by Jules Verne, directed by Ensemble Member David Kersnar. 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas runs May 23 - August 19, 2018 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018
Chicago Shakespeare Theater welcomes back Ireland's Druid theatre company-"one of the world's greatest acting ensembles" (The Guardian)-with its critically acclaimed production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece, Waiting for Godot. Staged by Tony Award-winning director Garry Hynes, the production will be presented for a limited engagement in the Courtyard Theater as part of WorldStage at Chicago Shakespeare, May 23-June 3, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018
Following the January announcement of Founding Artistic Director Meredith Hagedorn's desire to step away from the Dragon Productions Theatre Company to pursue new opportunities, the Dragon Board of Directors, helmed by President Jenny Hollingworth, has been involved in a search for a new Artistic Director to shape the artistic vision of the Dragon in 2019 and beyond. After several months of interviewing a number of incredibly qualified Bay Area candidates, the Dragon Board is pleased to announce that beginning in 2019, the team of Alika Spencer-Koknar and her husband Bora "Max" Koknar will step into the leadership role as co-Artistic Directors. 
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018
Dragon Productions Theatre Company Announces New Artistic Director Team Following the January announcement of Founding Artistic Director Meredith Hagedorn's desire to step away from the Dragon Productions Theatre Company to pursue new opportunities, the Dragon Board of Directors, helmed by President Jenny Hollingworth, has been involved in a search for a new Artistic Director to shape the artistic vision of the Dragon in 2019 and beyond. After several months of interviewing a number of incredibly qualified Bay Area candidates, the Dragon Board is pleased to announce that beginning in 2019, the team of Alika Spencer-Koknar and her husband Bora "Max" Koknar will step into the leadership role as co-Artistic Directors.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018
Lantern Theater Company concludes its record-smashing 2017/18 season with the regional premiere of Don't Dress for Dinner by French playwright Marc Camoletti. Lantern Resident Director Kathryn MacMillan will direct a cast that includes some of Philadelphia's finest comedic actors: Chris Anthony, Jessica Bedford, Marc LeVasseur, Lee Minora, Karen Peakes, and William Zielinski. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to request tickets for opening night on Wednesday, May 30 at 7 p.m. by contacting Anne Shuff at ashuff@lanterntheater.org. Performances run Thursday, May 24 through Sunday, June 24, 2018; a full schedule is included in the fact sheet below.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
Pinch 'N' Ouch Theatre is a contemporary Theatre & Film production company dedicated to bringing exciting new works to Atlanta. Named after a phrase coined by the legendary acting teacher Sanford Meisner, 'pinch and ouch' offers an enthusiasm for provocative storytelling that is grounded in realistic performances. Since the company's arrival to Atlanta in 2010, PNO has already carved out a niche for edgy fare and has set a high standard in delivering impassioned, sharp productions from some of the most important writers working today. PNO also offers a variety of acting classes, and is involved in the development of new plays and writers.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018
Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director/CEO) are thrilled to announce an additional Unicorn Theatre production, the comedic double feature: Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor's Nightmare, featuring Tony Award-winner, Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Phantom Thread, Frasier; BTG: Arsenic and Old Lace) as Sister Mary Ignatius.This cast also features Jenn Harris (Silence! The Musical, Modern Orthodox; BTG: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Heidi Chronicles), Tom Story (BTG: The Glass Menagerie,Camelot, The Heidi Chronicles) and Matthew Sullivan (The Roads to Home; BTG:Arsenic and Old Lace).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018
Ruthless enforcer "Mad" Padraic Osbourne is considered too crazy for the IRA and he's sorely trying the patience of his INLA comrades.
by BWW - Mar 26, 2018
Read below for BroadwayWorld's listings of shows in Chicago from Monday, March 26, 2018 to Monday, April 02, 2018 including local shows, regional productions and tours. Looking for a fun, inspiring or moving night at the theatre? Click on a show below for tickets, show information, articles, videos, photos & more... Want to browse all shows in Chicago?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Oscar nominee Martin McDonagh's play Hangmen has been eying a Broadway transfer, but the move is not to be, according to the New York Post. Michael Riedel reports that the play, playing through March 25 at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater, will not arrive on Broadway this spring because leading man Johnny Flynn and his wife are expecting a baby.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018
Read below for BroadwayWorld's listings of shows in Chicago from Monday, March 19, 2018 to Monday, March 26, 2018 including local shows, regional productions and tours. Looking for a fun, inspiring or moving night at the theatre? Click on a show below for tickets, show information, articles, videos, photos & more... Want to browse all shows in Chicago?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018
Druid returns to the Everyman from Tuesday 20th to Saturday 24th March with its critically acclaimed production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Waiting for Godot, featuring a stellar cast: Garrett Lombard, Aaron Monaghan, Rory Nolan and Marty Rea.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018
Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) will host Druid, Ireland's most celebrated theatre company, and their critically acclaimed production of Waiting for Godot. Directed by Tony Award-winner Garry Hynes, Druid's production of Samuel Beckett's absurd, anarchic masterpiece will make its regional premiere at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street, NW) from April 17 through May 20, 2018 before it travels on to Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018
Over eight million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most successful - and terrifying - theatre events ever staged, and it's coming to shock audiences in Chicago this fall. The Woman in Black - London's long-running West End play -  will open at Chicago's Royal George Theatre in November with all the stage thrills that have led audiences in London to shriek in fear for 30 years.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018
Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) will present Middle Eastern MixFest, a series of free readings co-curated by playwrights Mona Mansour and Heather Raffothat will run Wednesday, August 8th through Thursday, August 16th at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018
Johnetta Eula'Mae Ackles, Elizabeth Berrington and Phil Daniels will join the previously announced Jim Broadbent in the world premiere of Martin McDonagh's A Very Very Very Dark Matter.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018
London Classic Theatre today announces the full company for their UK tour of Charlotte Keatley's My Mother Said I Never Should. Artistic Director of LCT, Michael Cabot, directs Felicity Houlbrooke (Rosie Metcalfe), Fiz Marcus (Doris Partington), Kathryn Ritchie (Jackie Metcalfe) and Connie Walker (Margaret Bradley). The production tours to 14 venues, opening at Theatre Royal Windsor on 25 September with performances at Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds and Gala Theatre, Durham from 11 September.
by BWW Special - Jun 10, 2018
The 72nd Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 10th at 8/9c hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize...
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018
Lookingglass Theatre Company announces an extension of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas adapted by David Kersnar and Althos Low, from the books by Jules Verne, directed by Ensemble Member David Kersnar. Due to high ticket demand, additional dates, August 30 - September 9, 2018, have been added. 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas plays at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. This marks the second and final extension of the production.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018
The Lonesome West, the blackest of black comedy by Martin McDonagh is the third play in his seminal work The Leenane Trilogy. The Everyman continues its tradition of producing top-quality theatre with McDonagh's hit comedy, directed by Julie Kelleher, opening this week and running until Saturday, 25th August.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018
AstonRep Theatre Company, under the new artistic leadership of Derek Bertelsen and Sara Pavlak McGuire, is thrilled to announce its 2018-19 Season, kicking off this fall with Martin McDonagh's dark comedy THE LONESOME WEST directed by Company Member Dana Anderson. This winter, the season continues with AstonRep's 10th ANNUAL WRITERS' SERIES, a daylong festival of workshops from talented local and regional writers. The season concludes next summer with Rebecca Gilman's drama THE CROWN YOU'RE IN WITH, directed by Co-Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018
Meet the cast of the Berkshire Theatre Group production of Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor's Nightmare by Christopher Durang.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018
Lookingglass Theatre Company announces an extension of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas adapted by David Kersnar and Althos Low, from the books by Jules Verne, directed by Ensemble Member David Kersnar. Due to high ticket demand, additional dates, August 22 - 26, 2018, have been added. 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas plays at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018
A wickedly comic satire by groundbreaking British playwright Philip Ridley, Radiant Vermin examines consumerism in the age where enough is never enough. A young couple, Jill and Ollie, sign a contract for their dream home at seemingly no cost. With a baby on the way, they are forced to find out how far they'll go to get everything they've ever dreamed of... and more.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018
Rehearsals begin yesterday for the world premiere of Martin McDonagh's A Very Very Very Dark Matter at the Bridge Theatre. The cast comprises Johnetta Eula'Mae Ackles, Alistair Benson, Elizabeth Berrington, Paul Bradley, Noah Brignull, Jim Broadbent, Phil Daniels, Regan Garcia, Leo Hart, Graeme Hawley, Audrey Hayhurst, Kundai Kanyama, Lee Knight, Jamie McKie, Ryan Pope, James Roberts, Alice Selwyn, Austin Taylor, Amelia Walter and Annabelle Westenholz-Smith including nine children who will alternate a variety of roles.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018
Production developed at the Actors Studio West, Martin McDonagh's award-winning black comedy THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, directed by Mark Kemble (Film: co-writer/director 'Bad Hurt'; writer/director award-winning play 'Names'), will run September 14 - October 21 at studio/stage in Los Angeles. From acclaimed writer Martin McDonagh ('Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri') comes a darkly comic tale of four characters trapped in a beautiful, hopeless town. In a remote cottage in Leenane, County Galway, Ireland, spinster Maureen Folan has cared for her manipulative, aging mother Mag for twenty years, and their bond is at the breaking point. When Maureen has a chance at happiness with Pato Dooley - a local man with wider ambitions who sends her messages through his feckless brother Ray - suffocated dreams and simmering resentments surface, culminating in an unexpected climax that pits mother against daughter, love against rejection, and hope against fate.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018
In January, The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL) will open the third production of its third season with the musical It Shoulda Been You; Music by Barbara Anselmi, and Book & Lyrics by Brian Hargrove.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018
Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team (START) in association with Pacific Resident Theatre presents the world premiere of a funny, refreshing and highly theatrical solo show, based on true events, by writer/performer Steve Spiro. PRT's Ann Bronston directs UK Underdog opening Sept. 20 at theZephyr Theatre for a six-week run through Oct. 28. All proceeds from the production will benefit START Rescue as well as selected animal charities and anti-bullying groups.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018
London Classic Theatre today announces that Carole Dance will now play the role of Doris Partington in the UK tour of Charlotte Keatley's My Mother Said I Never Should. Dance steps into the role as Fiz Marcus has had to withdraw due to unforeseen health issues. The full company is completed by Felicity Houlbrooke (Rosie Metcalfe), Kathryn Ritchie (Jackie Metcalfe) and Connie Walker (Margaret Bradley). Artistic Director of LCT, Michael Cabot, directs the production, which tours to 14 venues, opening at Theatre Royal Windsor on 25 September with performances at Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds and Gala Theatre, Durham from 11 September.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018
Performances begin TONIGHT for the Berkshire Theatre Group production of Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor's Nightmare by Christopher Durang. Directed by Matthew Penn, the cast features Harriet Harris, Anna O'Donoghue, Tom Story, Matthew Sullivan and Ariana Venturi. Performances will continue through August 31 at The Unicorn Theatre/The Larry Vaber Stage (6 East Street, Stockbridge, MA). Opening Night is Saturday, August 18 at 8:00pm.
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.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018
Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) announces a one-week extension of the New York premiere production of The Great Leap, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Taibi Magar. The production, which opens on Monday, June 4th, will now play through Sunday, June 24th, 2018 Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company's Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street).
by Roger Catlin - Apr 27, 2018
It seemed like a clever in-joke when the first lobby announcement at the Shakespeare Theatre Company began, 'We appreciate your patience...'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018
Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the lineup of productions for its 25th Anniversary Season in 2018/19, which will feature eight productions including world premieres, musicals, modern classics, and theater for family audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018
Artistic Director Josie Rourke said, "I'm delighted to announce two new productions at the Donmar, joining the previously announced THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, for my penultimate season, with all three directed by women.
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 20, 2018
One of the great things about DC theatre is that we have the opportunities to experience theater from all over the world, including from some of the most artistically renowned companies.  Take for example the Druid Theatre Company in Galway, Ireland.  Today's subject Garry Hynes is living her theatre life as Artistic Director of that esteemed company.  The Druid's production of Waiting for Godot is embarking on its year-long tour with a run at Shakespeare Theatre Company through May 20.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018
Chicago Shakespeare Theater welcomes back Ireland's Druid theatre company-"one of the world's greatest acting ensembles" (The Guardian)-with its critically acclaimed production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece, Waiting for Godot. Staged by Tony Award-winning director Garry Hynes, the production will be presented for a limited engagement in the Courtyard Theater as part of WorldStage at Chicago Shakespeare, May 23-June 3, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018
Local high-school seniors and aspiring playwrights, Addison Antonoff, William Miner, and Carter A. Prentiss have been chosen by Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. (DDTCo.) as prizewinners of its inaugural Student Playwright Festival. Each playwright is awarded a $500 scholarship and is paired with a Houston-based playwright as a mentor to fine-tune the plays and prepare the plays for production. The students will be guests of honor as their plays are performed at the MATCH - Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston on June 6, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018
Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce casting for the New York premiere production of The Great Leap, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Taibi Magar.