The Trial

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 TV Scoop - May 6, 2019
Scoop: ABC News' '20/20' Presents Two-Hour Documentary on Dallas Housewife Currently on Death Row on 5/10
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
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 - May 1, 2019
 Point Park University's award-winning Pittsburgh Playhouse is pleased to announce its 2019 - 2020 season which features a compelling lineup of new and classic works, including the Tony Award-winning musical Parade directed by Tony Award-winning alumnus Rob Ashford, the world premiere musical Pump Up the Volume, and the Off-Broadway hit, Good Grief. The season runs from Oct. 10, 2019 - May 7, 2020.
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 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 BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
The Wandering Theatre Company (Natalie Villamonte Zito, Artistic Di- rector and Amber Wallace, Executive Director) announce their presentation of The Trial of Mrs. Surratt, a Limited Engagement Off-Off Broadway run for 15 performances ONLY May 4th- 19th at the Flamboyan Theater at The Clemente Arts Center (107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
It's no secret that To Kill a Mockingbird went through quite a fight to make it to Broadway. These included a battle with the Harper Lee Estate's executor Tanja Carter who required changes to be made before the script was allowed to be performed. In a recent interview, Sorkin discussed these changes as well as his early process and character choices he made that varied from the original novel.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019
The Old Globe's 2019–2020 Season includes three world premieres, five West Coast premieres, and a Tony Award–winning production of an American masterwork.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
Troupe today announces full cast for the The Sweet Science of Bruising by Joy Wilkinson which transfers to Wilton's Music Hall, following its sold-out run at Southwark Playhouse last year. Kirsty Patrick Ward directs Owen Brenman (Professor Charlie Sharp), Celeste Dodwell (Violet Hunter), Jane How (Aunt George), Tom Lorcan (Paul Stokes), Emma McDonald (Anna Lamb) and Wilf Scolding (Gabriel Lamb) alongside returning cast, Ashley Cook (Doctor James Bell), Alice Kerrigan (Emily), Jessica Regan (Matilda 'Matty' Blackwell) and Fiona Skinner (Polly Stokes). The production opens at Wilton's Music Hall on 7 June, with previews from 5 June, and runs until 29 June.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 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 TV Scoop - Apr 23, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of BULL, airing on CBS on Monday, May 6, 2019!
by Emily McClanathan - Apr 21, 2019
A thought-provoking blend of philosophy, politics, and personal ethics, Kate Fodor's HANNAH AND MARTIN explores the fall-out of one German intellectual's entanglement with the Nazi party. Now playing at Shattered Globe Theatre under the direction of Louis Contey, Fodor's historical drama recreates the love affair between the eponymous characters, German-Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt (Christina Gorman) and her mentor, philosopher Martin Heidegger (Lawrence Grimm). Following their relationship from Arendt's time as a student in the 1920s, the crux of the play centers around her moral crisis post-World War II, when she must decide whether to help the disgraced Heidegger rebuild a semblance of a career following his long-time support of Hitler's regime.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
National Youth Music Theatre and The Other Palace have announced the NYMT's 2019 summer season, which continues the NYMT's annual residency at The Other Palace for a third consecutive year and demonstrates their shared commitment to provide exceptional opportunities for young people in musical theatre.