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by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
Iris Sowlat and Allison Fradkin, in collaboration with Otherworld Theatre Company, present Violet Surprise, a festival of femslash fanfiction parodies.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
The Old Globe presents The Underpants, by the Globe's second-most-popular playwright-in-residence, Steve Martin.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the cast and creative team for the American premiere of The Great Wave written by Francis Turnly and directed by Mark Wing-Davey.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
National Players presents its three play repertory with a series of pay-what-you can previews in August and September.
by Dan and Julie Izzo - Jul 27, 2019
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2019
Come From Away is in its third year on Broadway! Meet the current cast of the musical below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
Following triumphant performances of Pericles at the National Theatre in summer 2018, the next Public Acts production of As You Like It starts rehearsals this week and will play from 24 a?" 27 August. Queen's Theatre Hornchurch's Artistic Director, Douglas Rintoul will direct this musical adaptation of the William Shakespeare classic.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
Bryant Park assumes the guise of wartime Venice as New York's famed theater company, The Drilling Company (TDC) of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, present their rendition of Shakespeare's immortal drama Othello at Bryant Park's Picnic Performance series. All shows are open to the public and take place outdoors on the Bryant Park stage, rain or shine. Blankets are available for rent free of charge and picnicking on the green is encouraged.
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
Sepideh Moafi has joined the highly anticipated THE L WORD: GENERATION Q as a series regular which will premiere this fall on Showtime.  In addition, sje will soon be seen reprising her role as Loretta in critically acclaimed series “The Deuce,” created by “The Wire's” David Simon and George Pelecanos. The series will return for its third and final season on September 9th.
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 BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Gloucester Stage Company continues its 40th Anniversary Season of professional theater with the Boston area premiere of Richard Strand's Ben Butler from August 2 through August 25 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Richard Strand's Ben Butler, a smart and funny discourse on race, protocol and our sense of humanity garnered high critical acclaim during its Off Broadway run in 2016. New York's Joseph Discher who helmed the show's world premiere production in 2014 and the Off Broadway production in 2016, makes his GSC debut directing Ben Butler. Actors Ames Adamson as General Benjamin Butler and Shane Taylor as escaped slave Shepard Mallory make their GSC debut in Ben Butler. GSC veterans Doug Bowen-Flynn as Lieutenant Kelly and David DeBeck as Confederate Major Cary complete the cast. Richard Strand's Ben Butler, runs from August 2 through August 25. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the world premiere production of Sunday by Tony Award winner Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and directed by Obie Award winner Lee Sunday Evans (Dance Nation).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Ahead of its 60th Birthday, Hampstead Theatre announces Roxana Silbert's inaugural season as Artistic Director.
by Rona Kelly - Jul 22, 2019
Director of Design Stephen Brimson-Lewis has over twenty years of experience designing for the RSC. Stephen takes us through the collaborative process of designing Measure for Measure.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Madwomen's Late Nite Cabaret is a one-hour musical that celebrates mad, misunderstood and maligned women from history and literature, performing cabaret songs that uniquely pertain to their particular situations. Ethel Merman hosts and Lizzie Borden plays piano as over a dozen women, including Joan of Arc, Mata Hari, Amelia Earhart and Medusa sing favorites from 'Smoke Gets in Your Eyes' to 'Hair.'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents the famed, thought-provoking drama, Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (August 15 a?" September 1 | Weston Playhouse), Tues a?" Sat 7:30pm; Wed & Sat 2:00pm; Sun 3:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Folger Theatre opens the 2019/20 season with 1 Henry IV, Shakespeare's richly layered coming-of-age tale of power, rebellion, honor, and redemption. The production is directed by Rosa Joshi (co-founder of Seattle's upstart crow collective theater company in Seattle; Henry V and As You Like It at Oregon Shakespeare Festival), who makes her DC directorial debut at the Folger. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces today the cast and creative team for the North American Premiere production of The King's Speech, beginning September 12 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Writer David Seidler brings the remarkable true story that inspired the Academy Award-winning film back to the stage in a new production of the play, directed by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner Michael Wilson. Following the play's North American premiere in Chicago, the production is slated for engagements at other theaters across the country.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
Kyler Taustin, Executive Artistic Director of Brown Box Theatre Project a?" Massachusetts' premiere travelling, free outdoor Shakespeare a?" announces the opening of Measure for Measure, Shakespeare's timeless tale of gender politics and political corruption. Brown Box will tour to 9 outdoor locations in Massachusetts from August 9-25 before packing up and continuing to perform for audiences down the east coast in Delaware-Maryland-Virginia (Aug. 29-Sept. 21). Measure for Measure is Directed by Kyler Taustin.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
Following triumphant performances of Pericles at the National Theatre in summer 2018, the next Public Acts production of As You Like It is currently in rehearsals and will play from 24 – 27 August. Queen's Theatre Hornchurch's Artistic Director, Douglas Rintoul will direct this musical adaptation of the William Shakespeare classic.
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 6, 2019
 The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of CORIOLANUS, directed by Daniel Sullivan, opened just last night at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. We're taking you inside the big night below!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2019
Today's top stories: Six will return to Chicago, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
Greenhouse Theater Center and Proxy Theatre present the Midwest premiere of MIDSUMMER (A Play with Songs), written by Scottish playwright David Greig, with music by indie-favorite Gordon McIntyre and direction by Randy White.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2019
Fresh off the success of their Beyond the Ingénue project, TURN TO FLESH PRODUCTIONS (TTF) is expanding their mission to create “New Shakespeare Plays” not only for womxn, but for all artists underrepresented in Classical Theatre.
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Aug 27, 2019
Following last year's rousing production of Pericles, the National Theatre's Public Acts scheme has returned this summer with As You Like It. It's adapted by Shania Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics also by Taub, and directed by Douglas Rintoul. BroadwayWorld sat down with Beth Hinton-Lever, a professional actor playing Jacques, and Jackie, one of the community cast, to discuss why Public Acts is important for society today and how the 100-strong cast encourages audiences to reread Shakespeare's classic comedy in a new, dappled light.
by Fiona Scott - Aug 27, 2019
After the success of an en masse production of Pericles last year, the National Theatre has collaborated with the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch to bring together a colourful and joyous large-scale musical version of Shakespeare's As You Like It as part of their Public Acts scheme.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
Crowded Fire Theater (CFT), known as a vital home for new play development and production on the West Coast, announced Ard, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro, Everett Elton Bradman, Erin Gilley, and Ashley Smiley as the fourth year IGNITE FUND awardees. The IGNITE FUND awards $10,000 in total annually to support the growth of and enhance the working lives of Bay Area theater designers and technicians through a competitive grant process.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award Recipient Dallas Theater Center presents In the Heights, a family-friendly musical from Hamilton's creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Directed by James Vasquez at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, In the Heights opens on Sept. 21 and runs through Oct. 20.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
David Hare's award-winning play roars to life in a provocative new site-specific staging performed in The Vaults, London's alternative subterranean venue beneath Waterloo Station, running from Friday 13 September - Sunday 17 November, with a press night on Thursday 19 September. Casting has been announced for the first major revival of The Permanent Way, which first had an award-winning run in York and then at the National Theatre in 2003
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
A NEW adaptation of the Gothic masterpiece Frankenstein comes to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (September).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award Recipient Dallas Theater Center Presents IN THE HEIGHTS, a family-friendly musical from Hamilton's creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2019 summer season with the world premiere of House of Joy by Madhuri Shekar as part of their New Classics Initiative; playing now through September 8, 2019 at the Bruns Amphitheater. A Pay What You Can performance will be held on Wednesday, August 14. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
Casting kicks off with the first announcement for The Boy in the Dress, the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) new musical which runs in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from 8 November.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
While the 30th season of Bard on the Beach continues until September 21, Artistic Director Christopher Gaze has just announced the lineup for the Festival's 31st Season, which will run from June 11 to September 26, 2020. It includes the most popular play in Bard's history, plus a thrilling historical drama, a music-filled Jazz Age romance and a provocative contemporary play based on Milton's Paradise Lost.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
New York Shakespeare Exchange (NYSX) announces the 30th consecutive NYC original Shakespearean Pub Crawl: ShakesBEER turns 30! on September 7 & 14, 2019 from 3-6 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
During this year's Season Release Bash at Park & Field, Artistic Director and Co-Founder Michael Patrick Thornton and Associate Artistic Director Emjoy Gavino announced The Gift Theatre's 2020 Season will include: a revival of Martin McDonagh's masterpiece THE PILLOWMAN; the Chicago premiere of Naomi Iizuka's drama AT THE VANISHING POINT, directed by Lavina Jadhwani; and the world premiere of Jennifer Rumberger's drama THE LOCUSTS, commissioned and developed by The Gift.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Chichester Festival Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory today announce the full cast for the London première of Olivier Award-winner Laura Wade's The Watsons at the Menier. Samuel West directs original cast members Sam Alexander (Robert Watson), Sally Bankes (Nanny), Joe Bannister (Lord Osborne), Jane Booker (Lady Osborne), Elaine Claxton (Mrs Edwards), Tim Delap (Mr Howard), Sophie Duval (Mrs Robert), Louise Ford (Laura), John Wilson Goddard (Mr Watson), Grace Molony (Emma Watson), Elander Moore (Bertie), Paksie Vernon (Elizabeth Watson), Cat White (Miss Osborne) and Laurence Ubong Williams (Tom Musgrave), who are joined by Rhianna McGreevy (Margaret Watson), with Isaac Forward, Sonny Fowler and Teddy Probets sharing the role of Charles Howard for the run at the Menier. The Watsons played to critical acclaim at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2018. The production opens at the Menier on 30 September, with previews from 20 September, and runs until 16 November.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Moonlight Stage Productions concludes its 39th summer season with the San Diego Regional Premiere of a?oeVictor/Victoria,a?? September 11 - 27, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, priced $17 - $57, are on sale now online at moonlightstage.com or by phone by calling VisTix at (760) 724-2110.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
California Shakespeare Theater closes its 2019 summer season with Macbeth by William Shakespeare and directed by Victor Malana Maog playing September 18 through October 13, 2019 at the Bruns Amphitheater. 
by Marianka Swain - Aug 20, 2019
Steph Parry's previous work includes 42nd Street, Mamma Mia!, Wicked and Billy Elliot. Her current project is the immersive theatrical dining experience Mamma Mia! The Party, which begins at The O2 on 29 August.
by Rona Kelly - Aug 2, 2019
Talking about The Provoked Wife, Alexandra Gilbreath takes us through her experience at the RSC from straight out of drama school to 'Shakespearean ninja!'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Cue Zero Theatre Company, NH Magazine's Best of NH 2019 'Best 'New' Theatre', continues its mission of supporting local artists and creating challenging theatrical endeavors by announcing an ambitious second season. Their 2019/2020 plans include three main stage productions, a continuation of their ever popular Guerrilla Shakespeare Series, and some fun new side projects, including an attempt to earn a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Yael Stone and Noni Hazlehurst have joined the cast of Sydney Theatre Company's The Beauty Queen of Leenane, which will play at the Roslyn Packer Theatre this November. Yael will play Maureen Folan and Noni will play her mother Mag in the ink-black Martin McDonagh comedy, directed by STC Associate Director Paige Rattray. They join a cast which also includes Shiv Palekar and Toby Schmitz.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Following the success in London's West End, Classic Spring's A Woman of No Importance will embark on a major UK tour this Autumn. The show heads to Theatre Royal Brighton from Monday 23 a?" Saturday 28 September.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Currently playing at East Lynne Theater Company is N. Richard Nash's beautiful comedy-drama-Western 'The Rainmaker,' running Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM through August 31, at The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes Street, where the company has been in residence since 1999. 
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2019
Drama League Award winner Alfred Molina ('Red') guest stars on this Friday's new episode of Disney Junior's hit animated series 'Vampirina.' He voices the role of Sir Ghoulgood, a friendly ghost who resides in the local theater. In the episode, he sings a song titled 'Center Stage' about how he doesn't mean to haunt the theater, but he just can't help but perform, even if humans are around.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Bradford and Managing Director Matthew J. Pugliese have announced the theatre's 2018-19 Season. Subscriptions for the 2018-19 Season are on sale now at crt.uconn.edu or by calling 860-486-2113.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. In A Woman of No Importance, Oscar Wilde's marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama created a vivid new theatrical voice.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
Internationally acclaimed choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker highlights the season opening of New York Live Arts (Live Arts) with two early benchmarks of postmodern dance, Fase (September 24-28, 2019) and Rosas danst Rosas (October 1-5, 2019).
by Kathleen Morgan - Aug 10, 2019
We've all been to shows where either the actors onstage or the audience don't look a whole lot like the people who actually live in that city. That's where Dayron Miles at Public Works- Dallas comes in. Public Works doesn't just invite people in the community to come watch a show, they invite them to be part of the creation process.