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by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
Royal & Derngate Northampton and York Theatre Royal, in association with Oxford Playhouse, today announced that they will be staging the world premiere of Alone in Berlin, adapted for the stage by Alistair Beaton from Hans Fallada's acclaimed novel. Directed by Royal & Derngate's Artistic Director James Dacre, the production will open in Northampton in February before transferring to York and Oxford.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, is pleased to announce that casting is complete for Gather: Surprising Stories & Other Mischief.  Academy and Tony Award Nominee John C. Reilly and an amazing ensemble of actors will craft a spirited evening of Story Theater, which Reilly has created with Patrick Murphy, who will also direct. The production will play Friday, May 24 through Saturday, June 22, in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre of the Pasadena Playhouse.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
The Central Park Five by Anthony Davis, a world premiere commissioned and presented by Long Beach Opera on June 15th, 22nd and 23rd, explores the interrogation and coerced confessions of five teenagers wrongly convicted of a crime in New York City in the 1980's. The opera details their stories, including the profound effect their unjust prison sentences had on their young lives.
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2019
Bust out the crepe paper! FX has renewed its hit verité vampire comedy series What We Do in the Shadows for a second season, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. Four new episodes remain in season one with the finale set for Wednesday, May 29th, and season two will debut in 2020.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
The OBIE Award-winning NAATCO, National Asian American Theatre Company, kicks off their 29th season with the World Premiere of Gordon Dahlquist's [Veil Widow Conspiracy].
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
"You can't handle the truth!" will ring out this weekend as Runway Theatre presents the exhilarating stage play that inspired the hit movie, A Few Good Men. The production opens tomorrow, May 31st and runs for three weekends, Fridays and Saturdays as 8pm and Sundays at 3pm, under the direction of Liz Millea. Tickets for A Few Good Men are on sale at RunwayTheatre.com.
by Jessica Vanek - May 29, 2019
BWW BLOG: Summer in Wisconsin: St Croix Festival Theatre in St Croix Falls, Wisconsin
by Steve Callahan - May 28, 2019
Opera Theatre of St. Louis has opened its 44th festival season. This is St. Louis' prized centerpiece of opera, with a world-wide reputation. It is famous for its superb productions. The company's home is the beautiful and comfortable 763-seat Browning Theatre at Webster University. Gourmet picnic suppers may be enjoyed before the show on the lovely grounds of the theater. All operas are performed in English with super-titles.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
Lizzie Borden took an ax…" And we know what happened next. Or do we? Lizzie is a powerhouse rock-show retelling of the sensational - and bloody - double murder that shocked New England in the summer of 1892, as told through the fierce performances of four stellar actresses. What starts as the abuse and despair of a troubled woman results in a shocking act of revenge when she takes a hatchet to her oppressive father and stepmother. Charged with the killing of her parents, Lizzie becomes a media sensation even as the trial takes its toll on the relationships with those dearest to her.
by Brett Cullum - May 15, 2019
THE EFFECT sets a high bar for the rest of The Houston Equity Festival. It's a testament to what impact a small intimate theater space can do with outstanding actors and a daring piece of written work.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
The 35th annual Helen Hayes Awards honored local theater on Monday, May 13, at The Anthem.
by Cary Ginell - May 14, 2019
Pacific Festival Ballet of Thousand Oaks will be premiering its new ballet version of Camelot, the original 'Game of Thrones' in two performances on May 18 at the Fred Kavli Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Directed and choreographed by Kim Maselli and featuring new music by Eric Allaman.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
The iconic playwright that brought us gems like The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray has a tragic story of his own. This summer, Slipstream Theatre Initiative proudly delves into Oscar Wilde's history with Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moises Kaufman, sponsored by Muhammad Choudhry.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
It's the 1920s and a Tennessee schoolteacher has been arrested and put on trial for teaching Darwin's Theory of Evolution. Forte Dramatic Productions presents the acclaimed play "Inherit the Wind" at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. Dates and show times for this powerful drama are Fridays, May 24 and 31 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, May 25 and June 1 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, May 26 and June 2 at 2 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
It was announced today that award-winning Israeli film actor Sasson Gabay will reprise the role of 'Tewfiq' in the upcoming North American tour of the 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical, THE BAND'S VISIT, the role he created in the 2007 film of the same name and most recently played on Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
PQA Venues @Riddle's Court (venue 277) has a jam-packed and vibrant programme of entertainment with more than 75 top-quality events including shows, workshops, talks and stand-up comedians planned for this August, as it heads into the second year of its five-year Edinburgh Festival Fringe partnership with the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
Kafka: The Trial will have it's Czech premiere June 13, 2019 at the Estates Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
The OBIE Award-winning NAATCO, National Asian American Theatre Company, kicks off their 29th season with the World Premiere of Gordon Dahlquist's [Veil Widow Conspiracy]. Aneesha Kudtarkar directs a cast that will include Edward Chin-Lyn, Kimiye Corwin, Bruce McKenzie, David Shih, James Seol, Karoline Xu, and Aaron Yoo. This Off-Broadway limited engagement at Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop (79 East 4th Street) will begin performances Saturday June 8th with Opening Night set for June 15th (7pm).  Performances continue through July 6th only.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2019
When a modern-day theatre troupe in an unnamed totalitarian country mounts a searing satire of the Russian court under Catherine the Great, it becomes the target of intensifying government censorship, harassment, and violence. Bringing the curtain up could mean curtains for them all, and the company is left wondering: is freedom of speech really worth dying for?
by Michael Rabice - Jun 28, 2019
The Shaw Festival has a great history of producing murder mysteries and this season we are lucky to have Patrick Hamilton's play 'ROPE.' Probably more well known as the 1948 Alfred Hitchcock movie starring Jimmy Stewart, ROPE had it's start in 1929 on the British stage. It's twist lies in the fact that it is not a 'whodunnit,' but a 'can they get away with it.' Hamilton's knack for mystery can also be seen in his other famous thriller, GASLIGHT. From start to finish, this production of ROPE is a riveting hit.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
O19, the third edition of Opera Philadelphia's annual season-opening festival, launches on September 18 with the world premiere of Denis & Katya at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. Winner of the prestigious Fedora Generali Prize for Opera for 2019, this immersive new multimedia chamber opera is the work of composer Philip Venables and librettist-director Ted Huffman, the duo behind the award-winning Royal Opera House commission 4.48 Psychosis. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
Rising director-playwright team of Zeynep Akca and Reuven Glezer present their Off-Broadway debut, THE ARGENTINIAN PROSTITUTE PLAY, written by Glezer and directed by Akca, at the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival this August. Performances will take place at Theatre Row for an exclusive three-day run on August 20th, 21st, and 24th at 8PM, 5PM, and 2PM, respectively.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Strawdog Theatre, under the new artistic leadership of Leda Hoffmann, announces its 32nd season, "Truth."
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2019
In the past few weeks, we've watched the nominations roll in. Today the final crop of nominees have been revealed, all leading to next week's ultimate announcement- the 2019 Tony nominations.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 18, 2019
BWW catches up with Franko Figueiredo to chat about bringing The Trial to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by TV Scoop - Jun 13, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of BULL, airing on CBS on Monday, July 1, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
'What do you think is wrong with people like that? Like her? Writing to men in prison, heaping Ivan Milat or David Birnie or Ted Bundy with fan letters. Fan letters!'
by TV Scoop - Jun 10, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of 20/20, airing on ABC on Friday, June 14, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
New shows on sale at bergenPAC: One Funny Mother on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 at 8 p.m.; The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at 8 p.m.; The Gin Blossoms: The New Miserable Experience on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.; Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 at 8 p.m.
by Joe Lombardi - Jul 27, 2019
Riker's Island is New York City's notorious jail complex.  85% of the inmates have not been convicted of a crime.  Unable to post bail, many defendants are incarcerated until their trial.  The rest of the population are convicted criminals serving short sentences.  Richard L. Roy tells his own story in A White Man's Guide to Riker's Island.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts (PQA) offers its weekend Academy students many opportunities to share their talents from the bright lights of the West End to the international performing arts arena of Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This August, students aged 10-18, from a number of its Academies around the UK, will bring a varied and exciting programme to Pauline Quirke's own Fringe venue, PQA Venues @Riddle's Court.
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
The View cohost and Emmy-winning Senior Legal Correspondent for ABC News, Sunny Hostin, is joining America's #1 true crime network, Investigation Discovery, with the premiere of a new series this fall, TRUTH ABOUT MURDER WITH SUNNY HOSTIN. Throughout her career, Hostin has dedicated herself to sharing people's stories on television, but this time is different. During this six-episode series, Hostin travels to the sites of America's most perplexing cases, interviewing detectives, prosecutors, coroners, and speaking with victims' families to piece together the emotions, evidence and, ultimately, truth of the case. As a former undefeated federal prosecutor, and current victims' rights advocate, she uses her expertise to connect with investigators and law enforcement and get to the heart of what exactly happened. With each case, Hostin proves that justice is only really achieved when you uncover the truth. TRUTH ABOUT MURDER WITH SUNNY HOSTIN will premiere on Tuesday, October 22nd at 10pm ET on Investigation Discovery.
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
AMC Networks announced today from the Television Critics' Association (TCA) Press Tour premiere dates for several new and returning original series, including IFC's Baroness von Sketch Show, which has been picked up for a fifth season, and programming events, including AMC's FearFest and newly expanded Best Christmas Ever holiday celebration, which will air across all of AMC Networks. 
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
AMC and SundanceTV announced today from the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour a simulcast of the upcoming true crime docuseries The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park. The five-part series, which reexamines one of the most infamous crimes in recent American history – the 1986 killing of Jennifer Levin at the hands of Robert Chambers– will air over three consecutive nights, Wednesday, November 13th- Friday, November 15th at 9:00pm ET. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Headlong today announce the full cast for Hedda Tesman which will receive its world premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre before playing at The Lowry, Salford.
by TV Scoop - Jul 23, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of BULL, airing on CBS on Monday, August 12, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Adam Blanshay Productions today announces the first UK Tour of What's In A Name?, adapted and directed by Jeremy Sams from the award-winning French film and stage sensation, Le Prenom, by Matthew Delaporte and Alexandre de La Patelliere. Internationally acclaimed comedy, What's In A Name? hilariously captures a particularly awkward family dinner party. The cast will star Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners, Fresh Meat), James Lance (Jeeves and Wooster, Northern Soul), Summer Strallen (Top Hat, Young Frankenstein) and Alex Gaumond (Company, Dirty Rotten Scoundrel, Matilda). Further casting to be announced.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2019
Santa Monica Playhouse has been a cultural treasure in the seaside community for 60 years. Now, the Playhouse is giving love back with its Fourth Annual Binge Free Festival (BFF), a full month of free performances, workshops, readings, music and poetry in Santa Monica's ONLY fringe festival. The BFF's primary focus will be on Santa Monica and Los Angeles-based artists.
by TV Scoop - Jul 2, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of BULL, airing on CBS on Monday, July 22, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Granite Chief has released Welcome Back, the 7-track follow-up to 2017's Haunt You. Welcome Back is a brutally honest and unflinchingly self-aware collection of songs that travel through the trial of addiction, healing, tough relationships, lovesickness, and beyond. This challenging journey is reflected in the arrangements that swing from the introspective and barely-contained anger of opening track 'The List', to the acoustic-led vulnerable ballad of 'Hold It Down' and the heart-wrenching album closer 'Irreplaceable'.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Future IDs at Alcatraz, a yearlong project, exhibition, and series of monthly public programs on view in the New Industries Building on Alcatraz Island until October 2019, brings attention to criminal justice reform efforts and second chances. The exhibition encourages the viewer to reevaluate ideas about rehabilitation, reentry, and reintegration, which features ID inspired artwork created by individuals who have a conviction history as they conceive and develop a vision for a future self.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Theater Latte Da today announced casting for CHICAGO, Broadway's longest-running American musical. Winner of 7 Tony awards including Best Musical Revival, CHICAGO features a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The musical, based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, is directed by Theater Latte Da Artistic Director Peter Rothstein with Music Direction by Denise Prosek and choreography by Kelli Foster Warder.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Strawdog Theatre Company launches its 32nd season, "Truth," with the Chicago premiere ofLucy Prebble's bold drama THE EFFECT, directed by ensemble member Elly Green*, playing October 13 - November 23, 2019 at1802 W. Berenice Ave. in Chicago's Northcenter neighborhood.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Portland Shakespeare Project and Proscenium Journal present the fifth annual Proscenium Live Festival of New Work with two days of fresh plays. This year's festival takes place at Portland State University's Lincoln Hall, in the Boiler Room Studio Theater. All performances are free, no ticket reservations are necessary, and seating is general admission.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
The Bradley Beach Arts Council presents Hamlet by William Shakespeare, showing 7 PM, July 12th and July 13th at the Bradley Beach Gazebo. A rain date is set for Sunday, July 14th in case of prohibitive weather. The Bradley Beach Gazebo is located on 5th & Ocean Avenue, Bradley Beach New Jersey. Admission is FREE.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
The African-American Shakespeare Company begins its 25th season with an ambitious and varied slate of programming. Established in 1994 by professional theater artists from the American Conservatory Theatre as an alternative to the 'Color Blind Casting' initiative that began in the early 90s, the company flourished by bringing its artists rich cultural heritage to the fore. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Iconotheatrix presents their dazzling summer musical, Chicago: High School Edition, August 2 - 4, 2019 at the Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH).
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
Today, Showtime Documentary Films announced that the new docu-series COUPLES THERAPY from DGA®Award nominated and Sundance Award winning filmmakers Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg, and Eli Despres – the team behind the acclaimed SHOWTIME documentary WEINER – will premiere on Friday, September 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine and Jana Winograde, Presidents of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc., at the Television Critics Association's Summer Press Tour. While new episodes of COUPLES THERAPY will be released on SHOWTIME linear channels weekly, all nine will be available immediately on September 6 for on-demand streaming, via the SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME ANYTIME apps and partnering on-demand platforms. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
International best-selling author and podcast host Malcolm Gladwell comes to The Music Hall as part of the Writers on a New England Stage series on Friday, September 13. He will discuss his latest book, TALKING TO STRANGERS, which offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangersa?"and why they often go wrong.