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Reg Rogers to Lead New Translation of Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2017-18 season with An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, newly translated from the Norwegian by Paul Walsh, directed by James Bundy, October 6-October 28 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 12. (more...)

BALLOON BOY: THE MUSICAL to Play in Concert with All-Star Cast at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

BALLOON BOY: THE MUSICAL, a new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by 19-year-old Billy Recce, will be presented as part of the New Writer's Series at The Green Room 42 for one night only, featuring a cast of Broadway and Off-Broadway favorites. (more...)

Cast Complete for PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS, Starring Denise Gough at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse continues its rich history of partnering with the UK's foremost theaters and theater makers, presenting the American Premiere of the National Theatre/Headlong production of Duncan Macmillan's People, Places & Things. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the production was one of last season's must-see shows in the West End, following a hugely successful run at the National. Casting is now complete for the American Premiere at St. Ann's. (more...)

Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Carrie Compere to Lead THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producers announced today the first North American tour and full casting of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Performances will begin October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors and the tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre. The tour will visit more than 30 cities in its first year on tour. Check out a complete tour route for the 2017-18 season below! (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for WAM Production of THE LAST WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for WAM Theatre's fall Mainstage production of The Last Wife by Kate Hennig, directed by Kelly Galvin. The play premiered at the Stratford Festival in 2015 and enjoyed a completely sold-out and extended run. Performances of this Northeast Regional Premiere production are scheduled for October 13-November 5, 2017, at Shakespeare & Company's Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St, Lenox, MA. (more...)

J. M. Barrie's DEAR BRUTUS Comes to Southwark Playhouse for Christmas season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

1917. In a remote English village there are rumours of an enchanted wood. One of the inhabitants - a mysterious old man - invites eight strangers to stay. They all have something in common. When, one evening, the wood miraculously appears the guests feel compelled to enter. What happens there has the power to change their lives forever… (more...)

Cast Complete for Mark Rylance-Led FARINELLI AND THE KING on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Blackare have announced complete casting for the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, starring three-time Tony Award-winner (Twelfth Night, Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies) Mark Rylance. (more...)

Edgar Oliver's New York Trilogy to Return to Axis Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Axis Theatre served as the incubator and theatrical home for East 10th Street: Self Portrait with Empty House (2009), In the Park (2014), and Attorney Street (2016), the three poignantly peculiar solo plays that make up New York's monologizing cult sensation Edgar Oliver's New York Trilogy. (more...)

BWW Interview: Vanessa Morosco in WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 5, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues their 'Art of Hope' season with 'What the Butler Saw' by Joe Orton and directed by Paul Mullins. The show will be on the Madison stage from September 6 through October 1. had the pleasure of interviewing Vanessa Morosco who plays the part of Mrs. Prentice in the show. (more...)

Breaking: Phillipa Soo and Marton Csokas Join Uma Thurman in Broadway's THE PARISIAN WOMAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

The producers of The Parisian Woman, the electrifying new play by 'House of Cards' creator Beau Willimon, announced today that Marton Csokas (Loving, The Lord of the Rings) and Tony Award nominee Phillipa Soo (Hamilton, Amelie) will join Uma Thurman, Josh Lucas and Blair Brown to complete the cast, playing the characters of 'Peter' and 'Rebecca' respectively. Mr. Csokas will be making his Broadway debut. (more...)

Revenge Comedy F*CK M*RRY K*LL to Make World Premiere Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Less Than Rent Theatre announced today their upcoming world premiere production of F*CK M*RRY K*LL (FMK), a Jacobean revenge comedy set in suburban Connecticut, written by James Presson and directed by Sash Bischoff. (more...)

FSU/Asolo Conservatory to Tour '80s-Set JULIUS CAESAR This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Asolo Rep presents an FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training touring production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. (more...)

Cast Complete for PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Stage Adaptation at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of its highly anticipated West Coast premiere of Kate Hamill's (Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility) playful stage adaptation of arguably the most popular of Jane Austen's novels, Pride and Prejudice. (more...)

Storyhouse Reveal Its New 800 Seater Auditorium This Week With Launch Of Inaugural Touring Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Storyhouse welcomes the first show in its inaugural touring season this week - giving audiences the first chance to see its stunning 800-seater auditorium in all its glory. (more...)

BWW Review: Scena Theatre's JULIUS CAESAR Bristling with Energy and Contemporary Angst
by Andrew White - Sep 3, 2017

Robert McNamara's current production gives us everything you need for an exciting evening of Shakespeare, even for those who wouldn't know a Colosseum if it dropped into their front yards. The combination of high-octane performers, solid in the pentameter and carefully directed, is thrilling to watch. You can't miss this one. (more...)

BWW Review: Lady Rizo's New Album INDIGO Plays Second Fiddle To Politics At Its Release Show At Joe's Pub
by Audrey Moyce - Sep 11, 2017

There is something about today's political climate that demands acknowledgment in almost every setting. Provided you can be certain that your opinion will be shared by most of the room, you will probably bring up something related to our president, his tweets, or your own concerns about one or both. (more...)

Linbury Prize 2017 Finalists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

The Linbury Prize is the UK's most prestigious award for Stage Design, providing a unique opportunity for graduating designers to work with some of the UK's leading theatre, opera and dance companies. (more...)

PERICLES: BORN IN A TEMPEST Reimagines Shakespeare's Seafaring Adventure
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Hunger & Thirst Theatre, with The Guerrilla Shakespeare Project, is thrilled to present PERICLES: BORN IN A TEMPEST, written by William Shakespeare and conceived & directed by Jordan Reeves. PERICLES: BORN IN A TEMPEST begins performances on Thursday, November 2 for a limited engagement through Saturday, November 18. Press Opening isSunday, November 5 at 2 PM. (more...)

Danny Burstein, Rebecca Naomi Jones and More to Star in Rajiv Joseph's DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Lortel and Obie Award winner Rajiv Joseph's (Guards at the Taj) play Describe the Night, directed by Giovanna Sardelli (Animals Out of Paper). (more...)

Maria Dizzia, Will Pullen to Headline Amanda Peet's New Play Reading Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

MCC Theater today announced the complete cast and creative team for Amanda Peet's Our Very Own Carlin McCullough, the first of the 2017 PlayLabs readings, which will be held tonight, September 11th, at 7pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Suranne Jones and Jason Watkins to Star in New West End Production of Bryony Lavery's FROZEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster, Scott & Bailey) and Jason Watkins (Line of Duty, Taboo, W1A) will star in Frozen, Bryony Lavery's Award-Winning play. (more...)

FROM THE HEARTLAND OF NAUSEA Set for United Solo This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

The Box Collective announces the premiere of FROM THE HEARTLAND OF NAUSEA - Meet Alexis James, a Midwestern gal who sees the Virgin Mary in a can of Crisco and hitchhikes up from Union, Missouri on a mission of redemption & pie. New York is her first stop, so get ready. (more...)

Corrib Theatre's 2017-18 Season to Feature Three Contemporary Irish Plays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

For its fifth year of offering Portland plays by contemporary Irish playwrights, Corrib Theatre brings these three gripping, politically relevant works: Belfast Girls by Jaki McCarrick, Lifeboat by Nicola McCartney and Quietly by Owen McCafferty. (more...)

Update: Houston Grand Opera Releases Statement Detailing Hurricane Damages
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Houston Grand Opera Managing Director Perryn Leech and Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers have issued the following statement: (more...)

Matthew Kelly to Lead DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS at Sheffield Theatres; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Artistic director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, today announced the full cast for Eugene O'Neill's, Desire Under the Elms, in his inaugural season. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Opens its 2017-2018 Season with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the Chicago Premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride, written by Matthew Lopez, directed by Lauren Shouse. The Legend of Georgia McBride runs September 14-October 22at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press performance is Friday, September 22 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Random Acts to Stage U.S. Premiere of Marty Chan's THE BONE HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Random Acts closes out its 2017 season with its first ever US premiere, The Bone House, playing at The Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, November 3 - 11. (more...)

Nia Vardalos to Return for TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS Encore at The Public Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the encore engagement of the acclaimed production of Tiny Beautiful Things, part of The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette Street and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. (more...)

MRS ORWELL Transfers to Southwark Playhouse this September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Following a hugely successful sell-out run at the Old Red Lion this summer, Tony Cox's Mrs Orwell, starring Cressida Bonas and Peter Hamilton Dyer, will be transferring to Southwark Playhouse for a limited run this September. This exciting play is based on actual events. (more...)

Chicago's Jeff Awards Equity Nominations for 2016-2017 Productions Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Seven world premiere plays seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards. 158 nominations in 33 categories honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Charlie Hudson III in A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Two River Theater 9/9 to 10/8
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 23, 2017

Two River Theater launches its 2017/18 Season with Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Carl Cofield. interviewed Charlie Hudson III who plays Asagai in the production. The show will be on the Red Bank stage from 9/9 to 10/8. (more...)

THE LOVER and THE COLLECTION Double Bill Set for Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Building on the critical success of his 2011 production of Harold Pinter's Old Times, STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn will return to the British playwright's gripping realm of doubt and disquiet to direct a double bill of short plays. The Lover and The Collection will run from September 26-October 29 at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW). (more...)

Shakespeare, Musicals, Premieres and More to Explore Free Will at Stratford Festival in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

For the Stratford Festival's 2018 season, Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has chosen 12 productions that explore the theme of Free Will. (more...)

Free Public Works Musical Adaptation of AS YOU LIKE IT Begins September 1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

A friendly reminder! The Public Theater will begin performances for the free Public Works musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub on Friday, September 1. (more...)

VIDEO: APPROPRIATE Comes to Westport Country Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2017

"Appropriate," the 2014 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, from August 15 through September 2. The story of family secrets is written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. (more...)

Shakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Old Globe today announced due to popular demand, that William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, has now been extended through September 22.  (more...)

Jeff Fahey, Jack Shepherd, and More Join Martin Shaw in THE BEST MAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Neck and neck, the only thing that separates the candidates are the endorsements from a respected Ex-President (Jack Shepherd) and party big-wig (Gemma Jones). (more...)

Shakespeare's Political Thriller JULIUS CAESAR Comes to Seattle Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

It's a 400 year old play, yet it can feel as contemporary as today's headlines. In Julius Caesar Bloody and brutal decisions are weighed against honor and ambition. Seattle Shakespeare Company's Artistic Director George Mount directs Shakespeare's political thriller which runs Sept. 13-Oct. 1, 2107 at the Cornish Playhouse.   (more...)

Denzel Washington Led THE ICEMAN COMETH Coming to Broadway This Spring
by Alan Henry - Aug 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that a production of Eugene O'Neill's THE ICEMAN COMETH will play the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre beginning March 22nd, 2018. The production's opening night is currently set for April 26, 2018. (more...)

Reviewing THE VALIANT by Lesley Livingston, now in development for a series on THE CW!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Aug 18, 2017

Yesterday, it was announced that The CW is developing Lesley Livingston's 2017 YA release THE VALIANT for TV........To whet your appetite, here's my review of THE VALIANT. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at APPROPRIATE at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

'Appropriate,' the 2014 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play, is being staged at Westport Country Playhouse, now through September 2. The story of family secrets is written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Rachel Schmeling's YOU, ME, AND ANXIETY Coming to TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

'You, Me, and Anxiety' is a solo cabaret show, written and performed by Rachel Schmeling, on the subject of mental health. This show is part stand up, part audience interaction, part musical journey and part panic disaster. Schmeling takes her audience on a wild one-hour ride into the mental state of someone dealing with anxiety and panic disorder. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare's 'Shakespeare and the Law' Series to Continue with MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC), in collaboration with the Boston Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society, will present its annual Shakespeare and the Law series, focusing this fall on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, directed by CSC's Associate Artistic Director Adam Sanders and produced by McCarter & English partner Daniel J. Kelly.  (more...)

Cast Complete for Hal Linden-Led THE PRICE in Extended Run at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces full casting for Arthur Miller's The Price, which has been extended to receive an additional week of performances due to popular demand. (more...)

Breaking: Jin Ha & More Join Clive Owen in M. BUTTERFLY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, Doug Morris and Spencer Ross today announce full casting for the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award®-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY, directed by Tony Award® winner Julie Taymor. (more...)

Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ellie Bamber, and More Join Donmar Warehouse's THE LADY FROM THE SEA, Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announced full casting for Elinor Cook's new version of Ibsen's masterpiece The Lady from the Sea. As previously announced Nikki Amuka-Bird will play Ellida, and she is joined by Ellie Bamber, Jake Fairbrother, Jim Findley, Jonny Holden, Finbar Lynch, Tom McKay and Helena Wilson. (more...)

Rachel Schmeling to Premiere Her Cabaret YOU, ME, AND ANXIETY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Actor Rachel Schmeling presents the NYC premiere of her cabaret, YOU, ME, AND ANXIETY as a part of Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival. August 28th-31st and September 7th. (more...)

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Presents JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

When a leader is no longer trusted, where is the line between patriotism and personal ambition? (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

YOU, ME, AND ANXIETY: A Cabaret Not To Be Missed!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Actor Rachel Schmeling presents the NYC premiere of her cabaret, YOU, ME, AND ANXIETY as a part of Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival. August 28th-31st and September 7th. Part stand up, part audience interaction, part musical journey, part anxious disaster, this cabaret takes Rachel and the audience on a wild hour-long ride through her journey with mental health. Written and performed by Rachel Schmeling. Music director and accompanist Jody Shelton, directed by Ellen Lindsay, PSM Margaret Baughman, lighting design by Elizabeth M. Stewart. (more...)

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