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by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018
The Royal Opera presents Richard Eyre's stunning production of Verdi's La traviata, returning to Covent Garden for its 16th revival. First seen on the Royal Opera House main stage in 1994, the acclaimed English director's classic production lavishly re-creates the glamour of Paris in the mid-19th century and contrasts the superficial splendour of Parisian high society with an intimate examination of the opera's central characters.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018
rtistic Director of Watford Palace Theatre, Brigid Larmour, today announces full casting for Jack and the Beanstalk. James Williams directs Miiya Alexandra (Liesel), Charlotte Clitherow (Fairy Fullobeans/Giant), Terence Frisch (Dame Trott), Oliver Longstaff (Jack Trott), Jill McAusland (Nightshade), Walter van Dyk (Herr Brush) and Marc Zayat (MooMoo). The production opens on 8 December, with previews from 5 December and runs until 5 January.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018
Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Rebecca Stafford Productions today release the first images featuring the new cast of Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie, now in its second year in the spectacular Chamber space inside London's County Hall. The new company's first performance was on Tuesday 20 November and brand new production photography can be seen below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2018
Wales Millennium Centre and Wiltshire Creative have today announced casting for the first ever UK stage adaptation of Agatha Christie's much-loved Miss Marple thriller The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side. Colin R Campbell, Suzanna Hamilton, Julia Hills, Katherine Manners, Katie Matsell, Davina Moon, Huw Parmenter and Gillian Saker will join the previously announced Susie Blake and Simon Shepherd. The Mirror Crack'd will be a European Premiere, opening at Salisbury Playhouse on 15 February before touring to Dublin, Cambridge and Cardiff. The Mirror Crack'd will have an Opening Night on 25 February.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon announced the full cast and creative team for Vanity Fair, acclaimed playwright Kate Hamill's rollicking new stage adaptation of William Thackeray's classic 19th-century novel that pops with 21st-century spirit. Ambitious Becky Sharp may not have been born with wealth or status, but she's determined to attain both-at any cost. Armed with fierce wit and calculating charm, Becky forges her own path through London's high society, dealing herself into a game she was never invited to play. Displaying the celebrated audacity and verve that she brought to her adaptation of Sense & Sensibility, Hamill conjures an inventive and lively period drama that combines a fierce contemporary edge with the theatricality of Victorian Burlesque.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
Bay Area Cabaret concludes its 15th Anniversary Season  with Tony-nominated Broadway singer and actress Melissa Errico in her Bay Area concert debut on Sunday, May 19 at 7:30 pm. Ms. Errico will perform Legrand Affair, a tribute to the work of her mentor, the multiple-Oscar-winner Michel Legrand, who passed away this year, and other favorite composers, including Stephen Sondheim.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
Conceived and Directed by Blake McIver (Ragtime, 'Full House,' 'The People's Couch'), A STAR IS BORN3 is an evening of music and moments from three iconic A Star Is Born films. Scenes and songs from the three separate yet similar stories are woven together as one to create a unique singular experience.
by Dara Homer - Mar 5, 2019
Near the end of My Fair Lady, the transformed heroine Eliza Doolittle shares an insight about her experience: 'The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she is treated.' The Theatre Tulsa production that just finished its 2-week run at the Performing Arts Center takes this idea one step further. In their interpretation of My Fair Lady, the difference between a lady and a flower girl also has to do with how she is empowered to treat others and advocate for herself.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
FINDING NEVERLAND is playing at BJCC Concert Hall in Birmingham, Alabama from April 5 to 7, 2019.
by Karen Bovard - Mar 28, 2019
Sometimes all the pieces come together: story, language, visuals, performance, staging.  That's the case with the superb production of the French classic CYRANO DE BERGERAC currently playing on the proscenium stage at the Guthrie.  Artistic director Joseph Haj first created his own adaptation in 2006, and he's tweaked it here. The result is quite faithful to the original but tighter, a little less flowery, and more in keeping with modern notions about female agency.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019
MasterVoices will conclude its 2018-19 season with the world premiere of a new adaptation of the legendary Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin, Moss Hartmusical Lady in the Dark. Presented as part of New York City Center's 75th-anniversary season, it is directed and conducted by MasterVoices Artistic Director Ted Sperling, and choreographed by Doug Varone.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2019
Michael Rader, Producing Artistic Director of The Cape Playhouse, today announced the creative teams for the 2019 summer season. The six-play season features three plays and three musicals- and includes directors Hunter Foster, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Matt Lenz, Joyce Chittick and more.
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
The HBO/BBC drama series GENTLEMAN JACK begins its eight-episode season MONDAY, APRIL 22 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO. Created, written and co-directed by Sally Wainwright (“Happy Valley,” “Last Tango in Halifax”), and starring BAFTA Award winner Suranne Jones (“Doctor Foster,” “Save Me”), GENTLEMAN JACK tells the story of a woman who had a passion for life and a mind for business, and bucked society's expectations at every turn.
by Annette Stolt - Mar 18, 2019
The Musical Concert tour 'From Broadway to Duvemala' goes on for another season through Sweden with a new Spring 2019 Edition which premiered on March 15 in Eskilstuna. The concert this afternoon in Linkoping is the third stop. The concerts are normally sold out despite the fact that the artist may not be the most famous musical artist. But the audience seems to like the concept From Broadway to Duvemala as the main thing is the mix of songs from various musicals performed by great musical artits. However even if the artist may not be well know by the average audience they all have a strong CV. Victoria Tocca has performed around the world, for example Christine in Phantom of the Opera in Denmark and have received several international awards. Laila Adele has among other played in Jekyll and Hyde, Hairspray and Jesus Christ Superstar. Malena Tuvung is known among other things for playing Grizabella in Cats. Niklas Asknergard (former Andersson) has for example played Raoul in Phantom of the Opera, Chris in Miss Saigon and Maurius in Les Miserable on West End in London. Joachim Bergstrom is participating for the first time in this tour. Most recently he played in Bridges of Madison County with Victoria Tocca and he is also on of the singers in High Society where he sings with Karl Dyall and Rennie Mirro. In total five musical artists with really good voices and extremely good stage presence. The choir JoyVoice participated and strengthened where it was necessary. The band under direction of Carina E Nilsson included Conrad Boqvist, Fredrik Bergstrom and Magnus Eugenson.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
 Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) continues its Spring 2019 season on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:30pm with a performance by St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble +Adam Rosenblatt, percussionist, at BAC's Jerome Robbins Theater (450 W. 37th Street). Rosenblatt will perform Belgian composer Thierry de Mey's theatrical and dramatic piece Light Music, in which movements and gestures produce light and sound through interactive technology. This interdisciplinary solo performance will be bookended by Viennese classics - Joseph Haydn's festive Divertimento for Strings from 1754 and Joseph Lanner's charming 19th century waltzes, performed by the St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble. These virtuosic musicians make up the artistic core of the renowned Orchestra of St. Luke's - who share the performing arts complex with BAC at 450 W. 37th Street.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
Musical Theater West (MTW) brings the incredible true story, turned hit film, turned Broadway Tony Award-winning musical Catch Me If You Can to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center March 29 through April 14. Created by the dream team of song writers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Smash, Mary Poppins Returns) and librettist Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime), Catch Me If You Can delivers a the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
Theatrical Outfit, located at the Balzer Theater at Herren's on Luckie Street in downtown Atlanta, continues its 2018-2019 Season of Beauty with the Atlanta premiere of The Pitmen Painters, British writer Lee Hall's (Billy Elliot) dramatization of William Feaver's book about a real-life group of English miners from the Geordie region who become unexpected stars of the high society art circles of London between the World Wars. Both comedic and stirring, The Pitmen Painters, directed by Adam Koplan (Artistic Director of Flying Carpet Theatre Company and director of The Outfit's 2018 hit Perfect Arrangement), features an all-Atlanta ensemble and runs February 27 - March 24, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019
Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to present its 5th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, created to showcase and support the growing field of musical theatre creators from Chicago and beyond. This year's Festival features full productions of nine new musicals plus two free readings. The Festival will be performed simultaneously on two stages at The Edge Theater: the Broadway (5451 N. Broadway) and the new Off Broadway (1133 W. Catalpa Ave.) in Chicago Edgewater neighborhood. Each full production will receive at least five performances during the Festival. Single tickets and festival passes are currently available at www.cmtf.org. The press 'Sneak Preview,' featuring a sampling of songs from the 2019 Festival, is Monday, February 4 at 8 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019
An Improbable Pairing by historical romance novelist Gary Dickson chronicles the enduring themes of a young man's coming of age and the rebellious love with a mismatched European high society Countess. Set in the golden years of 1960s Paris, Geneva, Gstaad, and Cannes, An Improbable Pairing, which is now available on Amazon, provides an inside look into the worlds of haute couture, three-star gourmet restaurants, and lavish hotel suites-the domains of rank and privilege. But society's privileged resist when an interloper threatens to upset their cozy structure.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
Watford Palace Theatre today announces full cast for Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular. Joining the previously announced Terence Frisch (Sidney) and Jill McAusland (Jane) are Oliver Longstaff (Geoffrey), Emily Tucker (Eva), Sarah Quist (Marion) and Walter van Dyk (Ronald). The production, directed by Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Watford Palace Theatre, Brigid Larmour, opens on 12 March, with previews from 7 March and runs until 30 March.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019
Get ready for a fast-paced caper to captivate audiences at the Farmington Players Barn.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019
Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the full casts for the debbie tucker green's hang; and the world premiere of his production of the new musical Standing at the Sky's Edge with music and lyrics by Richard Hawley and book by Chris Bush.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019
Fraser Entertainment Group's An Evening of Classic Broadway, a recent nominee for BWW.com's Los Angeles Regional Award for Best Special Theatre Event, makes a return engagement at Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles. The show tune songfest will take place on Tuesday, January 29th at 8PM (doors open at 6:30).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019
Executive Producers Pam Carter and The Cliplight Theater, in conjunction with Amanda Cooper/ALC Management, are pleased to announce the world premiere of Maverick, co-authored by Frank Beacham and George Demas. A dramatization of co-author Beacham's real-life experience collaborating with Orson Welles in the months leading up to his death, Maverick begins previews at The Connelly Theater (220 E. 4th St., between Ave. A & Ave. B) on February 6, with opening night set for February 13 for a limited run through March 2. Tickets, priced $30-$50, are available at www.mavericktheplay.com.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019
Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 210th season with the uproarious Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS. Directed by and starring Frank Ferrante, this over-top-top comedy from Tony Winner Ken Ludwig begins previews on January 15th, opens on January 23rd, and runs through March 3rd on the Walnut's Mainstage.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019
Variety reports that ITV gave the go-ahead on a new period drama series based on the novel “Belgravia,” which was written by Julian Fellowes, the creator of “Downton Abbey.”
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 8, 2019
The Grammy Awards, airing this Sunday, February 10th, at 8pm, have recognized five exceptional musical theatre cast albums as worthy of inclusion in their annual celebration of the year's best music. They range from original Broadway cast recordings to revival cast recordings to live concert recordings--and they all feature impressive vocal work from some of the theatre world's biggest and brightest stars. Let's meet the nominees.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
Pear Theatre is proud to announce its 18th season, a signature mix of classic works and stunning contemporary pieces. All performances are held at the Pear Theatre's performance space at 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. Each show offers a preview performance on the first Thursday, followed by Press/Opening Night on Friday.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
Conceived and Directed by Blake McIver (Ragtime, 'Full House,' 'The People's Couch'), A STAR IS BORN3 is an evening of music and moments from three iconic A Star Is Born films. Scenes and songs from the three separate yet similar stories are woven together as one to create a unique singular experience.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
Theatrical Outfit, located at the Balzer Theater at Herren's on Luckie Street in downtown Atlanta, continues its 2018-2019 Season of Beauty with the Atlanta premiere of The Pitmen Painters, British writer Lee Hall's (Billy Elliot) dramatization of William Feaver's book about a real-life group of English miners from the Geordie region who become unexpected stars of the high society art circles of London between the World Wars. Both comedic and stirring, The Pitmen Painters, directed by Adam Koplan (Artistic Director of Flying Carpet Theatre Company and director of The Outfit's 2018 hit Perfect Arrangement), features an all-Atlanta ensemble and runs February 27 - March 24, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
SDWC Productions announce the full cast for the revival of the hit British musical Maggie May. With music and lyrics by Lionel Bart and book by renowned dramatist Alun Owen, Maggie May has not been seen on the professional stage in London since its 1964 premiere at the Adelphi Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
'Romance Romance' is the Tony Award nominated Broadway show as smart as it is cute and now, Above The Stag's reimagining of this critically lauded show brings it tantalisingly up to speed with our changing times .
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019
BroadwayHD is inviting subscribers this month to run away to the circus, kick-up their heels and dance along with some of the most elite Irish dancers, and enjoy some of their favorite moments from the cannon of Oscar Wilde! In March, BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater, will be adding a number of standout performances to their service including the West End production of family favorite Hetty Feather directed by the Olivier award-nominated Sally Cookson.  March will also mark a celebration of the legendary Irish playwright Oscar Wilde with four of his plays filmed from West End performances that made up Classic Spring's Oscar Wilde Season. Finally, BroadwayHD's line-up will be rounded out with a special St. Patrick's Day playlist debuting on March 13th featuring some of the most exciting Riverdance performances from around the globe.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts has just announced the cast list for its production of 'INTO THE WOODS: IN CONCERT'. There will be three performances, March 8 at 8 p.m. and March 9 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Ticket prices range between $39 - $69, plus applicable fees, and are available online, by phone or at the box office. For more information, visit PatchogueTheatre.org, call the Patchogue Theatre Box Office at 631-207-1313, or stop by 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY.
by Perry Tannenbaum - Dec 6, 2018
Two wives grapple with the prospect of meeting their common old flame in Noel Coward's FALLEN ANGELS, a situation that played out very differently in 1925 than it does today.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018
Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment and Joseph Houston and William Whelton of Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester are delighted to announce Hope Aria Productions' 2019 Season. The Season will open on 2 March with the UK premiere of a new version of the Stephen Schwartz musical RAGS. From 27 September, Tracie Bennett will star in the title role in Jerry Herman's much loved musical MAME, and the season will be completed by a new musical, THE ASTONISHING TIMES OF TIMOTHY CRATCHIT, from 22 November.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018
Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to present its 5th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, created to showcase and support the growing field of musical theatre creators from Chicago and beyond. This year's Festival features full productions of nine new musicals plus two free readings.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018
The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2019 season, which opens on June 10 with Guys and Dolls.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018
The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2019 season, which opens on June 10 with Guys and Dolls.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018
BroadwayCon has announced the Tony Award-winning Harry Potter and the Cursed Child cast has joined the BroadwayCon 2019 lineup. As part of the Spotlight series, the panel will feature Jamie Parker (Harry Potter), Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger), Paul Thornley (Ron Weasley), Poppy Miller (Ginny Potter), Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter), Alex Price (Draco Malfoy) and Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy), moderated by Melissa Anelli (Co-Founder of BroadwayCon and author of Harry, A History) on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 1:45 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018
Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 210th season with the uproarious Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS. Directed by and starring Frank Ferrante, this over-top-top comedy from Tony Winner Ken Ludwig begins previews on January 15th, opens on January 23rd, and runs through March 3rd on the Walnut's Mainstage.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018
The Sydney season of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Aspects of Love has been extended by popular demand to 6 January 2019 with final seats available now from www.hayestheatre.com.au. Audiences and critics have been left astounded at how majestic the production is and how extraordinary the performances have been.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018
Joining the previously announced Joanne Froggatt (Frances) and Robert Glenister (Lawrence) in the premiere of Lucinda Coxon's Alys, Always are Danny Ashok (Sid), Joanna David (Charlotte), Leah Gayer (Polly), Simon Manyonda (Oliver), Sylvestra Le Touzel (Mary/Audrey), Jeff Rawle (Robin/Mr Thorpe), Vineeta Rishi (Julia Price), Sue Wallace (Mrs Thorpe) and Sam Woolf (Teddy).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018
The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will present the 28th annual New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF), January 9-22, 2019. Among the oldest and most influential Jewish film festivals worldwide, the NYJFF each year presents the finest documentary, narrative, and short films from around the world that explore the diverse Jewish experience. Featuring new work by fresh voices in international cinema as well as restored classics, the festival's 2019 lineup includes 32 wide-ranging and exciting features and shorts from the iconic to the iconoclastic, many of which will be screening in their world, U.S., and New York premieres. Screenings are held at the Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street, NYC.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018
As New York celebrates Tony Award-nominated actress & singer Melissa Errico's acclaimed newly released albumSondheim Sublime, iconic NYC restaurant Sardi's honored her last week with the unveiling of her Sardi's Caricature, a longstanding Broadway tradition.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018
Fast becoming a Lichfield Christmas tradition, the award-winning New Old Friends return to the Garrick this winter with an all new cast for more seasonal shenanigans after the sell-out successes of Crimes On The Christmas Express last year and Crimes Against Christmas the year before.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
FINDING NEVERLAND is playing at BJCC Concert Hall in Birmingham, Alabama from April 5 to 7, 2019.
by TV News Desk - Apr 2, 2019
The HBO/BBC drama series GENTLEMAN JACK begins its eight-episode season MONDAY, APRIL 22 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO. Created, written and co-directed by Sally Wainwright ('Happy Valley,' 'Last Tango in Halifax'), and starring BAFTA Award winner Suranne Jones ('Doctor Foster,' 'Save Me'), GENTLEMAN JACK tells the story of a woman who had a passion for life and a mind for business, and bucked society's expectations at every turn.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
Today The Cape Playhouse announced principal casting for the theatre's historic 93rd season, which includes an impressive list of Broadway and television stars.