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by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017
A Red Orchid Theatre opens its 2017-2018 Season with Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House, directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray.
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.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017
A Red Orchid Theatre opens its 2017-2018 Season with Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House, directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017
Black Girl Magic Show! is an absurdist dance theatre lecture by playwright/performer nicHi douglas on Black female identity. Utilizing African Diasporan histories, Black feminist theory, and a lot of stuff douglas made up, she attempts to unpack, re-pack, and de-pack the Black female experience in America as witnessed by one Black woman - The Professor. As the audience follows The Professor, they discover what might happen if the one Black girl without 'Black Girl Magic' takes matters into her own hands. Before the show ends, the audience experiences a TED-type talk, modern dance, a magic routine, and a concert, often simultaneously. And they probably see at least 20 wigs.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017
Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company announces casting for Arthur Miller's All My Sons.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017
Since its premiere in Walcot Street in October 1977, 'Elsie and Norm's Macbeth' has been, and still is, continually performed all over the world; and a number of famous names have taken the title roles over that time. OLD BAG THEATRE COMPANY are honoured and excited to announce that they are bringing ELSIE AND NORM'S MACBETH back to Bath for a 40th anniversary run at the RONDO THEATRE.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017
The New Group has announced complete casting for the world premiere of Seth Zvi Rosenfeld's Downtown Race Riot, with Cristian DeMeo, David Levi, Moise Morancy, Daniel Oreskes, Sadie Scott, Daniel Sovich, and as previously announced, Chlo Sevigny.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017
The Menier Chocolate Factory today announced that Alexander Hanson joins the company of The Lie playing the husband of his real-life spouse Samantha Bond. Hanson replaces James Dreyfus who has regretfully had to withdraw from the production on medical advice.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017
Exeter Northcott Theatre has announced that its 2017 Christmas show, Dick Whittington, will see the return of pantomime favourites, Steve Bennett, Gordon Cooper, Jeffrey Harmer and Martin Reeve.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017
The 'Girls' are headed to Boystown! After an eleven-week sell-out run, including two extensions at Mary's Attics in Andersonville, Hell in a Handbag Production' campy world premiere THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES is transferring to Lakeview's Stage 773 for an additional six-weeks. The new condensed, late-night edition will feature the best of the original run - plus new material.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2017
Presented by the Claremont Dramatic Society, the classic Agatha Christie murder mystery THE UNEXPECTED GUEST is currently on stage at The Masque Theatre in Muizenberg. This mysterious whodunnit comes to life under the direction of local favourite, Lynn Moss, who recently directed ABIGAIL'S PARTY for The Masque Theatre Players.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017
The New Group has announced additional casting and production dates for David Rabe's Good for Otto, with F. Murray Abraham, Rileigh McDonald, Rosie O'Donnell and Michael Rabe joining, as previously announced, Ed Harris and Amy Madigan in this New York premiere directed by Scott Elliott.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017
Parity Productions, New York's theatre company that ensures the hiring of at least 50 percent women and transgender artists (directors, designers, and playwrights) on each of their productions, presents its annual gala tonight, October 25, featuring Tony nominee Emily Skeggs and award-winning transgender actor, writer, and performer Becca Blackwell.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017
The Barrow Group Theatre Company, recipient of a Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award, launches their 2017-2018 season with the New York premiere of Muswell Hill, a play by Torben Betts, in a co-production with The Pond Theatre Company.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017
Final casting is announced to join multi award-winning Josie Lawrence, one of the UK's best-loved actors and comedians, in a new production of Mother Courage and her Children.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017
Parity Productions, New York's theatre company that ensures the hiring of at least 50 percent women and transgender artists (directors, designers, and playwrights) on each of their productions, has announced its lineup of performers and presenters for their October 25th annual gala - among them Tony nominee, Emily Skeggs and award-winning transgender actor, writer, and performer Becca Blackwell.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017
The New Group has announced that Josh Pais joins Cristian DeMeo, David Levi, Moise Morancy, Sadie Scott, Chlo Sevigny and Daniel Sovich in Seth Zvi Rosenfeld's Downtown Race Riot.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017
British playwright Torben Betts arrives from across the pond to attend a performance of his play Muswell Hill, which is enjoying its New York Premiere in a co-production between The Barrow Group Theatre Company (Seth Barrish and Lee Brock, Co-Artistic Directors; Robert Serrell, Executive Director), and The Pond Theatre Company at The TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street), and to take part in two special surround events related to the production.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017
The Barrow Group Theatre Company, recipient of a Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award, launches their 2017-2018 season with the New York premiere of Muswell Hill, a play by Torben Betts, in a co-production with The Pond Theatre Company. Directed by Shannon Patterson, the six-member cast features Jason Alan Carvell (War Horse), as Mat, Colleen Clinton (Proof) as Jess, Lily Dorment (Abigail's Party) as Karen, Richard Hollis (The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time) as Simon, John Pirkis ('Blue Bloods') as Tony, and Sarah Street (Abigail's Party) as Annie. The show opened Monday night, and you can check out photos below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017
The New Group presents New Group Now: Where Art Meets Our Present Culture, an ongoing series of public discussions locating New Group productions within the larger context of American and/or global society, continuing on Monday, December 11 with a conversation on 'Confronting Racial Bias in Our Communities.'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017
Break out the cheesecake and eggnog Chicago's favorite gals are headed back to Andersonville for the holidays, where it all began! Following an 18-week sell-out run, including six-weeks at Lakeview's Stage 773, Hell in a Handbag Productions' campy world premiere parody THE GOLDEN GIRLS THE LOST EPISODES will return to Mary's Attic (5400 N. Clark St., Chicago) for six additional performances from December 6, 2017 January 10, 2018. Written by David Cerda and directed by Shade Murray, AJ Wright and David Lipschutz, the campy parody of one of TV's most beloved sitcoms will feature the best of the original run plus a new holiday-themed episode! THE GOLDEN GIRLS will run in conjunction with the return of Handbag's holiday favorite RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEER. Tickets for both productions are currently available at www.handbagproductions.org or by calling (800) 838-3006.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017
The New Group presents the world premiere of Seth Zvi Rosenfeld's Downtown Race Riot.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2017
The Barrow Group Theatre Company, recipient of a Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award, launches their 2017-2018 season with the New York premiere of Muswell Hill, a play by Torben Betts, in a co-production with The Pond Theatre Company.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2017
The Barrow Group Theatre Company (Seth Barrish and Lee Brock, Co-Artistic Directors; Robert Serrell, Executive Director), recipient of a Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award, launches their 2017-2018 season with the New York premiere of Muswell Hill, a play by Torben Betts, in a co-production with The Pond Theatre Company.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017
The Barrow Group Theatre Company (Seth Barrish and Lee Brock, Co-Artistic Directors; Robert Serrell, Executive Director), recipient of a Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award, launches their 2017-2018 season with the New York premiere of Muswell Hill, a play by Torben Betts, in a co-production with The Pond Theatre Company. Directed by Shannon Patterson, the six-member cast features Jason Alan Carvell (War Horse), as Mat, Colleen Clinton (Proof) as Jess, Lily Dorment (Abigail's Party) as Karen, Richard Hollis (The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time) as Simon, John Pirkis ( Blue Bloods ) as Tony, and Sarah Street (Abigail's Party) as Annie.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017
An exciting all-female cast have been announced for Inside Pussy Riot the new immersive theatre show from Les Enfants Terribles, the creators of Olivier nominated hit Alice's Adventures Underground, Bird&Carrot (Brodsky/Baryshnikov) and Pussy Riot's co-founder Nadya Tolokonnikova.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018
Esther and Schmuli are shy young Orthodox Jews embarking on an arranged marriage, despite barely knowing each other. Abe and Julia are high-profile celebrities embarking on a dangerously flirtatious correspondence, despite being married to other people. On the surface, the lives of these two couples couldn't be more different. But Anna Ziegler's funny, insightful, and mysterious new drama explores the hidden connections between seemingly disparate people, drawing audiences into an intriguing puzzle and a deeply sympathetic look at modern love.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018
In 1920, the Russian writer Isaac Babel reports on a Red Cavalry campaign in Poland. In 1936, Stalin's NKVD chief Nicolai Yezhov unleashes the Great Purge. In 1989, a mysterious KGB agent spying on a woman in Dresden falls in love. In 2010, an aircraft carrying most of the Polish government crashes near the Russian city of Smolensk…
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018
Victory Gardens Theater continues its 43rd season with the World Premiere of Lettie, written by Boo Killebrew and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Lettie runs April 6 - May 6, 2018, with the press performance on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018
The New Group has announced a second extension for the New York premiere production of David Rabe's Good for Otto, which will now play its final performance on Sunday, April 15.  Due to demand, the company previously announced a one week extension through April 8.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018
The New Group has announced full casting for the Off-Broadway premiere Jerry Springer The Opera with Jennifer Allen, Florrie Bagel, Brandon Contreras, Sean Patrick Doyle, Bradley Greer, Luke Grooms, Nathaniel Hackmann, Billy Hepfinger, Justin Keyes, Beth Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth Loyacano, Tiffany Mann, Jill Paice, Kim Steele and Nichole Turner joining, as previously announced, Terrence Mann and Will Swenson.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018
Troupe today announces Elizabeth Berrington and Tanya Moodie are to star in the UK premiere of Joel Drake Johnson's tense workplace drama Rasheeda Speaking. Directed by Jonathan O'Boyle the production opens at Trafalgar Studios 2 on 20 April, with previews from 18 April, and runs until 12 May.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018
A Red Orchid Theatre announces the extension of Traitor, an adaptation of Heinrich Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, written by Ensemble Member Brett Neveu and directed by Ensemble Member Michael Shannon, due to overwhelming demand. The production features Ensemble Members Dado, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Larry Grimm, Guy Van Swearingen and Natalie West, with Jacob Alexander, Mary Jo Bolduc, Missi Davis, Kristin Ellis, Nation Henrickson, Frank Nall and Steve Walker, featuring lighting design by Ensemble Member Mike Durst. Traitor will add Wednesday evening performances in February and now runs through March 4, 2018. 2018 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Tickets for the extension are on sale now.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018
As part of their 10th anniversary season Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the full cast for Stephen Bill's award-winning play Curtains. Lindsay Posner directs Leo Bill (Michael), Caroline Catz (Susan), Jonathan Coy (Geoffrey), Tim Dutton (Douglas), Wendy Nottingham (Margaret), Saskia Reeves (Katherine), Sandra Voe (Ida) and Marjorie Yates (Mrs Jackson). The production opens on Wednesday 28 February, with previews from Thursday 22 February, and runs until Saturday 17 March.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018
Ida's family is throwing her a birthday tea for her eighty-sixth birthday. Their efforts to be cheerful and make the event a success verge on the desperate. Ida is racked with pain and feels she has lived too long. As the painfully laboured celebrations go on, her third daughter Susan returns unexpectedly after an absence of 25 years. Tensions immediately flare between the sisters, whilst Ida struggles to recognise her.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018
Director Stephen Nicolazzo (Merciless Gods) brings together a stunning cast including Zoe Boesen (The Moors), Pip Edwards (Ghosts), Daniel Frederiksen (Matilda: The Musical), Benjamin Rigby (Alien: The Covenant) and Katherine Tonkin (Three Little Words) as he makes his MTC mainstage debut with a lavish revival of Mike Leigh's cult-classic, Abigail's Party.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018
Troupe today announces full casting for the UK premiere of Joel Drake Johnson's tense workplace drama Rasheeda Speaking. Sheila Reid (Rose Saunders) and Bo Poraj (Dr David Williams) complete the company with the previously announced Elizabeth Berrington (Ileen Van Meter) and Tanya Moodie (Jaclyn Spaulding). Directed by Jonathan O'Boyle the production opens at Trafalgar Studios 2 on 20 April, with previews from 18 April, and runs until 12 May.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018
Due to demand, The New Group has announced a one-week extension for the New York premiere production of David Rabe's Good for Otto. Previews begin tonight, February 20, in advance of an Official Opening Night on Thursday, March 8. Originally set to play a limited Off-Broadway engagement through April 1, this production now plays through Sunday, April 8 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017
Roundabout Theatre Company - in association with Chocolate Factory Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions - has announced the full cast joining Tom Hollander in the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017
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, begins tonight, December 5, 2017 in advance of an opening night on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2017
First seen in Vibrant A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, the world premiere of a first play by Cornish playwright Henry Darke, Booby's Bay opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 30 January 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017
The New Group has announced today that Terrence Mann and Will Swenson will star in the company's Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Springer - The Opera, as 'Jerry Springer' and 'Warm-Up / Satan,' respectively.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017
Melbourne Theatre Company Artistic Director Brett Sheehy AO today revealed MTC's 2018 Season and what promises to be another brilliant year at Victoria's state theatre company.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017
The Old Globe today announced the culminating presentation of award-winning San Diego scenic and costume designer David Israel Reynoso's project for the The San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst program.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017
The 'Girls' are headed to Boystown! After an eleven-week sell-out run, including two extensions at Mary's Attics in Andersonville, Hell in a Handbag Production' campy world premiere THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES is transferring to Lakeview's Stage 773 for an additional six-weeks. The new condensed, late-night edition will feature the best of the original run - plus new material.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017
A Red Orchid Theatre announces the appointment of Ensemble Member Shade Murray as the company's Associate Artistic Director. Murray's appointment marks the first Associate Artistic Directorship in the company's history. A Red Orchid also welcomes new Development Director Amanda Runge and Audience Services Manager David Marden.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017
Previews begin tonight, August 18, for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017
The Barrow Group Theatre Company, recipient of the Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards, has announced its lineup for the 2017-2018 season with the New York premiere of Muswell Hill, a play by Torben Betts, followed by the world premiere of The Thing With Feathers, a new play by Scott Organ, the revival of A Walk in the Woods by Lee Blessing, and a special benefit performance of the award-winning solo play The Tricky Part by Martin Moran at The Barrow Group Mainstage Theatre (312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017
Aurora Theatre Company opens its 26th season with Rebecca Gilman's (Blue Surge, Spinning Into Butter, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball) LUNA GALE. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross directs this powerful and arresting Bay Area Premiere, featuring Jamie Jones (Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, Mud Blue Sky, Gideon's Knot), Laura Jane Bailey (Mud Blue Sky), Devin S. O'­Brien (Mud Blue Sky), Joshua Marx (TheatreWorks), Alix Cuadra (Theatre of Yugen), Kevin Kemp (Shotgun Players), and Jennifer Vega.  LUNA GALE plays September 1 through October 1 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017
A friendly reminder! Previews begin this Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House).