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Perseverance Theatre Presents New Translation and Adaptation of CYRANO DE BERGERAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

Perseverance Theatre is pleased to announce the world premiere of a new translation and adaptation of what has been called the best romantic play ever written: Edmond Rostand's classic, Cyrano de Bergerac. 'David Grimm's new work shines with the the poetry and musicality of the original French,' says Perseverance Theatre artistic director, Art Rotch. 'The actors are so funny and talented; you can tell they are loving every word.'  (more...)

BAM Presents the U.S. Premiere Of Royal Shakespeare Company's New Production Of KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

The incomparable Sir Antony Sher and the legendary Royal Shakespeare Company return to BAM with their acclaimed new production of King Lear. Directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran and presented at BAM in its US premiere, it is the last Shakespearean role for Sher. (more...)

Tony-Winner Alan Cumming To Portray 17th Century Monarch On Upcoming Season of BBC Hit DOCTOR WHO
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.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

David F. Slone has been blessed to spend much of his life attending and performing in fabulous shows. Nonetheless, he's particularly giddy to be able to celebrate his the culmination of his fifth decade on the planet by presenting this ridiculously eclectic evening of song, dance, magic, circus, comedy, and more! (more...)

Michelle Beck and More Lead THE WANDERERS a the Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

The Old Globe's 2017-2018 Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team for the Globe-commissioned world premiere of Anna Ziegler's new American play The Wanderers, directed by Barry Edelstein, the Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director. The Wanderers will run April 6 - May 6, 2018 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets start at $30.00 and are on sale to the general public now. Previews run April 6-12. Opening night is Friday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: HAMLET, Hackney Empire
by Cindy Marcolina - Mar 9, 2018

'Hamlet, Prince of Denmark!' the announcement at Wittenberg's graduation ceremony is barely made that beating drums accompany Hamlet Senior's glass hearse across the stage while Gertrude and Claudius look down woefully. (more...)

THE STONE WITCH to Begin Performances Off-Broadway on Monday 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

Producers Darlene Kaplan, Laura Janik Cronin and Scott Newsome, in association with Alec Seymour, present the Off-Broadway premiere of The Stone Witch, a play by Shem Bitterman (A Death in Colombia, Influence).  Performances begin Monday, March 12, 2018 for an open-ended engagement atThe Westside Theatre - Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).  Opening Night is Sunday evening, March 25, 2018 at 6:30PM. (more...)

ShawChicago Presents Noel Coward's HAY FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

ShawChicago presents Noel Coward's Hay Fever from April 14 through May 7 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610. (more...)

Review: THE TRAGEDY: A COMEDY Encourages Laughs During a Silly and Senseless Psychedelic Mushroom Trip
by Shari Barrett - Mar 9, 2018

Perhaps the Ammunition Theatre Company has a built-in audience of millennials who enjoy their brand of silly and senseless humor in THE TRAGEDY: A COMEDY written by D.G. Watson and directed by Ahmed Best. Currently promoted as being 'back by popular demand,' all I can figure out is since marijuana is now legal, the younger audience members went out and got the best varieties and smoked a lot of it before seeing this show, then really enjoyed laughing at all the silly situations and dialogue, performed to the best of their ability by actors who enjoyed engaging the audience to play along with them. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Gift Theatre Presents the World Premiere of HANG MAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

The Gift Theatre is pleased to launch its 17th season with the world premiere of Stacy Osei-Kuffour's haunting and often-humorous drama HANG MAN, directed by guest artist Jess McLeod, playing March 2 - April 29, 2018 at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Single tickets and season subscriptions are currently available by calling the Gift's box office at 773-283-7071 or visiting  (more...)

Cast Announced For Jesse Eisenberg's THE REVISIONIST At Playhouse On Park
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

???????The cast for The Revisionist at Playhouse on Park has been announced! The Off-Broadway hit play by Jesse Eisenberg, star of The Social Network and frequent contributor to The New Yorker, sees its New England Premiere at the Playhouse from April 11-29.   (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

Canned Rice Productions will present Candice van Litsenborgh new dark comedy, SASOLBURG COMMON 'BIRDS' OF SOUTH AFRICA, at the Alexander Bar this March. Directed by Richard Wright-Firth, the play will be performed by Van Litsenborgh herself and popular local actor Daneel van der Walt. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SUMMER AND SMOKE at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

The girl who said 'no' - she doesn't exist anymore, she died last summer - suffocated in smoke from something on fire inside her. In the heat of summer - under the wings of an angel - Alma meets John. Trapped between desire and fear in a life of obligation, her world turns upside down in the search for salvation. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

THE MAN IN ROOM 306 Begins Performances April 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

THE MAN IN ROOM 306, Luna's critically acclaimed signature piece, honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. April 12 through May 13th. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak To Step Down As Artistic Director of Hartford Stage in June 2019
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

Darko Tresnjak will step down as Hartford Stage's Artistic Director at the conclusion of the 2018-19 season. Tresnjak has served as the Tony Award-winning theatre's artistic leader since 2011. A national search will be conducted to find his replacement. (more...)

Photo Flash: Celebrates Opening Night of HELLO, FROM THE CHILDREN OF PLANET EARTH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

The World Premiere of Don Nguyen's Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth opens tonight, on March 7 at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. Presented by The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) and directed by Jade King Carroll, this philosophical, and tender comedy is split between the perspectives of a lesbian couple trying to conceive, and their potential-sperm-donor/aerospace engineer friend as they're stretched to contemplate the unknowns of their future. (more...)

Photo Flash:Long Wharf Theatre to Present Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, directed by Brendon Fox. (more...)

The Wooster Group Revisits Polish Theater Visionary Tadeusz Kantor, 4/5-15 At REDCAT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

???????REDCAT, CalArts' downtown center for contemporary arts, presents the legendary New York theater ensemble, The Wooster Group in A PINK CHAIR (In Place of a Fake Antique), April 5 to April 15, 2018. (more...)

The 17th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Reveals Feature Film Lineup
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, revealed its feature film lineup championing the discovery of emerging voices and celebrating new work from established filmmaking talent. To close the Festival, Tribeca will World Premiere The Fourth Estate, from Oscar®-nominated director Liz Garbus, which follows The New York Times' coverage of the Trump administration's first year. The Centerpiece Gala will be the World Premiere of Drake Doremus' sci-fi romance Zoe starring Ewan McGregor, Lea Seydoux, Rashida Jones, and Theo James. The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 18-29. (more...)

Tribeca Film Festival Shares 2018 Feature Film Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, revealed its feature film lineup championing the discovery of emerging voices and celebrating new work from established filmmaking talent. To close the Festival, Tribeca will World Premiere The Fourth Estate, from Oscar®-nominated director Liz Garbus, which follows The New York Times' coverage of the Trump administration's first year. The Centerpiece Gala will be the World Premiere of Drake Doremus' sci-fi romance Zoe starring Ewan McGregor, Lea Seydoux, Rashida Jones, and Theo James. The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 18-29. (more...)

One Night Only Concert of WHEN PIGS FLY to Benefit the Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

The Actors Fund announced today a one night benefit concert of last year's planned off-Broadway revival of When Pigs Fly, that never actually got to play for an audience. The concert, which will reunite the cast members and creative team for one night only, is set for Monday, April 9th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Brand New Cast of Mischief Theatre's THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

Ahead of its second birthday in the West End this spring, the critically acclaimed and Olivier Award-nominated The Comedy About A Bank Robbery announces a new company. After a year of good behaviour at the Criterion the second company have been released on parole, with a new band of inmates starting performances from 27 February. Joining the cast are Samson Ajewole (Cooper), Jenna Augen (Ruth Monaghan), Jack Baldwin (Officer Shuck), Leonard Cook (Robin Freeboys), Matt Douglas-Hunt (Mitch Ruscitti) and Peter McGovern (Warren Slax). Continuing their roles as the bars-crossed lovers are Samuel Fogell (Sam Monaghan) and Holly Sumpton (Caprice Freeboys), and literally completing the cast is Chris Leask (Everyone Else). (more...)

Hackney Empire Appoints New Senior Management Team
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

Following a major restructure earlier in the year, Hackney Empire today announces the new senior management team with Jo Hemmant as Executive Director and Yamin Choudury taking up the role of Director of Artistic Programme. (more...)

Hulu Releases New List of Titles Coming This April!
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

Hulu has released a plethora of titles coming to the streaming giant this April! Hulu is the only pay-TV service to offer live and on demand channels, original series and films, and a library of premium streaming TV shows and movies, all in one place. This includes content from the four major broadcast networks, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, with local live broadcast affiliate programming immediately available in many markets, with more to follow; the biggest live sporting events from top pro and college leagues on channels including CBS Sports, ESPN, FOX Sports, NBC Sports and TNT, as well as regional sports networks available in many markets; top news channels CNN, CNBC, FOXNews, FOX Business and MSNBC; popular lifestyle programming from Bravo, E!, Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel; and fan favorites like A&E, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, Disney Channel, Freeform, FX, HISTORY, Lifetime, National Geographic, TBS, USA Network, Viceland and more. (more...)

Improvising Entertainers, Cut Throat Comedians, Acrobatic Pirates And Activist Drag Stars Head For Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

Underbelly are gearing up for their most ambitious Edinburgh Festival Fringe to date as a raft of top shows go on sale today. The eleven top shows provide a tantalizing glimpse into the 2018 programme, charting comedy stars, international circus acts and West End theatrics set to perform across Underbelly's Fringe footprint including McEwan Hall, marking a return after a three year absence. (more...)

All Aboard the Hogwarts Express! Meet the Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 16, 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is ready to il-lumos-nate your mind, tug at your dragon heart strings, and most importantly, welcome you back home to Hogwarts as it begins previews tonight. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Photo Flash: OLD FOOLS Opens Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Tonight marks the opening of the world premiere of Old Fools by Tristan Bernays, a surprising, touching and often humorous tale about a couple, one of whom is living with Alzheimer's, and their enduring efforts to hold their relationship together through the years. (more...)

2018 Adelaide Festival Announces Biggest Box Office Takings In Its History
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

The 2018 Adelaide Festival curated by Joint Artistic Directors Neil Armfield AO and Rachel Healy still has two days to go but has already set a new record, with the biggest box office takings in the event's 58-year history, so far achieving a total box office income in excess of $4.5 million*. (more...)

It's Loverly! Meet the Cast of MY FAIR LADY- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 15, 2018

Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady is officially in previews! Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

SCHISM, A Play From Leading Disabled Playwright, Athena Stevens, Comes To Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Aegis Productions in association with Park Theatre are proud to present Schism, a stunning play from disabled playwright, Athena Stevens. Questioning the power dynamics between male and female, and disabled and non-disabled, at its heart Schism is a play about two people finding each other, which questions the point where dreams and relationships become unrealistic or out of date. The official press night will be on Thursday 17th May at 7pm. (more...)

The Great Yorkshire Fringe Returns For 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Taking over York city centre for the fourth year running, The Great Yorkshire Fringe promises exciting theatre and comedy to entertain the whole family, plus world food and craft beer galore. Spread over eleven days, the 2018 festival will take place in the heart of York, transforming Parliament Street into a village green with the spectacular White Rose Rotunda and Turn Pot Spiegeltents, as well as hosting events at the stunning Grand Opera House and pop up venues throughout the city. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Closing Production of Hoxton Hall's Season, FEMALE PART SHORTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Female Parts Shorts: A Woman Alone, The Immigrant and A Mother is a collection of short plays directed by Karena Johnson, Artistic Director of Hoxton Hall. Johnson directs Gehane Strehler in A Woman Alone, Clare Perkins in The Immigrant and Rebecca Saire in A Mother. The three monologues are performed in sequence, opening on Thursday 15 March, with previews from Tuesday 13 March, running until Saturday 31 March. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Mercury Theatre Colchester And Tbo Productions' Brand New Musical PIECES OF STRING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Mercury Theatre Colchester and TBO Productions today announce full casting for the world premiere of their brand-new musical - Pieces of String, with book, music and lyrics by Gus Gowland. Ryan McBryde directs Carol Starks (Jane), Andy Coxon (Ed), Marilyn Cutts (Rose), Ella Dunlop (Gemma), Lauren Hall (Anna), Joel Harper-Jackson (Tom), Craig Mather (Edward) and Gary Wood (Harry). Open auditions were held in Colchester to cast Young Rose, and the part will be alternated by three young people local to the theatre. Pieces of String, designed by 2017 Linbury Prize Finalist Fin Redshaw, opens on 27 April at the Mercury, with previews from 20 April and runs until 5 May. (more...)

Dean John Wilson to Join Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe in THE KING AND I; Three Week Extension Announced
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 15, 2018

Looks like the West End will be getting to know Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe. According to a report by the Daily Mail, Lincoln Center Theater's production of THE KING AND I 'has its eye on the London Palladium for a limited season next year.' (more...)

Case Western Reserve University And Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program Ensemble Class Of 2020 Present FIFTH OF JULY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program announces the debut performance of the Class of 2020. Fifth of July, from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson, will run in the Helen Theatre at Playhouse Square. (more...)

New Stop Motion Animated Film With Jordan Peele & Keegan Michael Key Finds Home On Netflix
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix will be the new home to the stop motion animated film WENDELL AND WILD. The duo are set to share their voices in the feature as two demon brothers facing their enemy to get out of hell. The film comes from Henry Selick (CORALINE, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS). Read more about the new from The Hollywood Reporter here! (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare to Present World Premiere of BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS, and More in 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare announces today fourteen productions in the Theater's 2018/19 Season-encompassing the dynamic and diverse range of offerings which have come to characterize a company that defies theatrical category. The season features programming across Chicago Shakespeare's performance spaces-the Courtyard Theater, the theater Upstairs, The Yard, and even in the lobby's Pub-fully activating the Theater's vibrant and multifaceted campus on Navy Pier. (more...)

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Discusses His Groundbreaking Role on CBS' INSTINCT with Seth Meyers
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. (more...)

Lyric Stage's ANNA CHRISTIE Cast And Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, O'Neill's classic is a surprisingly contemporary play that crackles with fierce physicality, humor, and drama. After a 20-year separation, a coal barge captain (Lyric Stage favorite Johnny Lee Davenport) is reunited with the daughter he unknowingly abandoned to a life of hardship. When Anna falls in love with a shipwrecked sailor, her father and her suitor come to recognize their own culpability in her plight, and all three struggle in their own way for salvation. Following his acclaimed production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Scott Edmiston takes a fresh look at one of America's greatest playwrights. (more...)

IMPERIUM Transfers To The West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and Playful Productions announce the West End transfer for acclaimed, historical two-part thriller IMPERIUM - I: Conspirator and II: Dictator, running for a limited engagement at London's Gielgud Theatre from 14 June to 8 September 2018. (more...)

BWW Interview: Buom Tihngang Talks HAMLET Tour
by Rona Kelly - Mar 13, 2018

The Royal Shakespeare Company's revival of Hamlet enters its final weeks of UK performances, before heading across the pond to play to US audiences. Last week, we spoke to James Cooney about returning to the production after two years. This week, newcomer Buom Tihngang spoke to us about joining the show, taking on the role of Laertes, and his favourite moments on and offstage. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Presents KING LEAR Starring George Ball
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Rubicon Theatre presents a timely and trenchant production of Shakespeare's tragedy KING LEAR as the centerpiece of the company's 20th Anniversary Season. Directed by Co-Founder James O'Neil, the production features a 20-member cast led by acclaimed actor and company memberGeorge Ball, who has starred in previous Rubicon productions of All My Sons, Man of La Mancha, and Jacques Brel… (New York, L.A., and international companies of the latter). (more...)

Andris Nelsons Leads Boston Symphony Orchestra In Three Carnegie Hall Concerts 4/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

???????Now in his fourth season as Music Director, Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in three concerts in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage over three consecutive evenings in April. The concerts kick off with a celebration of the Leonard Bernstein centenary on Wednesday, April 11 at 8:00 p.m. with Bernstein's Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety," featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, the BSO's 2017-2018 Artist-in-Residence. The work is paired with Shostakovich's Symphony No. 4 in C Minor. (more...)

The Irish Are Coming To Shakespeare Theatre Company in WAITING FOR GODOT
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. (more...)

BWW Review: HUMBLE BOY, Orange Tree Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Mar 13, 2018

The first major revival of Charlotte Jones' play Humble Boy is another interesting choice by the Orange Tree's Artistic Director Paul Miller. It is surely a challenge to pull off a play that combines astrophysics, bee-keeping and Shakespearean family angst, but Miller achieves this in a neat and clever way, whilst maintaining tenderness and gentle comedy. (more...)

Wheelhouse Theater Company to Stage Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s HAPPY BIRTHDAY WANDA JUNE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Wheelhouse Theater Company and its Founding Members, Matt Harrington, David Kenner, Michael Schantz, and Jeffrey Wise, announced today that the company will stage Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s rarely produced HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE April 7 - April 28, 2018 at the Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street in Manhattan. (more...)

THE DIRTY THIRTY Attempts to Perform 30 Plays in One Hour at VAULT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

The Dirty Thirty is a collection of thirty original plays which Degenerate Fox will valiantly attempt to perform within just one hour. These plays could be anything: comedy, drama, dance, games, songs, rants, personal, political, experimental - and stuff there just isn't a name for yet. But they're all honest, and they're all fantastically succinct. (more...)

ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD Comes to The Contemporary Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

A coin flip turns up heads 90 times in a row. This probability-defying act joyously starts off Tom Stoppard's modern classic Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, playing at The Contemporary Theater Company April 27 - May 19. (more...)

Further Events Announced For Almeida For Free Summer & Smoke
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

Further events are today announced for Almeida For Free - Summer & Smoke, the Almeida Theatre's free festival for anyone aged 25 and under taking place from Tuesday 3 - Thursday 5 April. (more...)

Cast Announced For Jesse Eisenberg's THE REVISIONIST At Playhouse On Park
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

The cast for The Revisionist at Playhouse on Park has been announced! The Off-Broadway hit play by Jesse Eisenberg, star of The Social Network and frequent contributor to The New Yorker, sees its New England Premiere at the Playhouse from April 11-29. (more...)

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