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Reg Rogers to Lead New Translation of Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2017-18 season with An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, newly translated from the Norwegian by Paul Walsh, directed by James Bundy, October 6-October 28 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 12. (more...)

Cast Complete for Mark Rylance-Led FARINELLI AND THE KING on Broadway
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. (more...)

BWW Interview: Vanessa Morosco in WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 5, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues their 'Art of Hope' season with 'What the Butler Saw' by Joe Orton and directed by Paul Mullins. The show will be on the Madison stage from September 6 through October 1. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Vanessa Morosco who plays the part of Mrs. Prentice in the show. (more...)

Christian Slater, Kris Marshall, and More Set to Star in the West End Revival of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2017

According to WhatsOnStage, Christian Slater, Robert Glenister, Kris Marshall, Stanley Townsend and Don Warrington are set to star in Playhouse Theatre's upcoming West End revival of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins to Lead World Premiere of TIME ALONE in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2017

Belle Reve Theatre Company presents their inaugural production of Time Alone, a World Premiere by Alessandro Camon (Academy Award nominee 'The Messenger') starring Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Jelly's Last Jam, Caroline or Change, ABC Scandal) and Alex Hernandez (Peter and the Starcatcher, Richard III NYC Public Theatre Mobile Unit), at Theatre 2, Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S Spring Street Los Angeles, September 30 to October 29 (Press Opening October 7). (more...)

THE LOVER and THE COLLECTION Double Bill Set for Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Building on the critical success of his 2011 production of Harold Pinter's Old Times, STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn will return to the British playwright's gripping realm of doubt and disquiet to direct a double bill of short plays. The Lover and The Collection will run from September 26-October 29 at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW). (more...)

Marsha Mason Directs Arizona Theatre Company's Season-Opening Performance CHAPTER TWO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC; David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is pleased to welcome back four-time Academy Award-nominee Marsha Mason, who will direct Neil Simon's autobiographical romantic comedy Chapter Two to open ATC's 51st season, Oct. 5-22 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix. (more...)

John Lithgow to Bring the Magic of Storytelling to Broadway This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Staci Levine, has announced the Broadway return of beloved stage and screen star John Lithgow in John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, directed by Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Steamy ANTONY & CLEOPATRA to Open Folger Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Folger Theatre launches its 2017/18 season of power, passion, and politics with William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra. (more...)

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Announces 27th Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 27th summer season will launch with the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime and will feature three Shakespeare plays: the popular comedy Twelfth Night, the profound and lyrical history play King Richard II, and an actor-driven production of the spirited and bittersweet comedy All's Well That Ends Well. As the Festival continues its ambitious progression through the canon, King Richard II will be the 30th of Shakespeare's 38 plays PSF has produced. Rounding out the season will be the stage adaptation of the spectacular Shakespeare in Love, the most produced play in the nation this year following its run in London's West End. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Canadian Debut of 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the National Theatre's Olivier and Tony Award-winning production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon's best-selling book, and directed by Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott (WAR HORSE, CURIOUS INCIDENT). (more...)

Steamy ANTONY & CLEOPATRA to Open Folger Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Folger Theatre launches its 2017/18 season of power, passion, and politics with William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra. (more...)

BWW Review: BLONDEL THE MUSICAL, Union Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Jun 28, 2017

Blondel The Musical has elements of pantomime and elements of the real punch of musical theatre in a show that works well only intermittently. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Canadian Debut of 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the National Theatre's Olivier and Tony Award-winning production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon's best-selling book, and directed by Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott (WAR HORSE, CURIOUS INCIDENT). (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Announces Outdoor Shakespeare at The Mount
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Jonathan Croy and Douglas Seldin, and performed outside at The Dell at The Mount. This magical favorite, presented by Shakespeare & Company's Northeast Regional Education Tour and Riotous Youth Faculty, runs from July 11 to August 19, 2017. (more...)

Polarized Politics to Hit the Parking Lot with Drilling Company's HENRY VI PART 3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

We can gain insight into our current polarized politics from Shakespeare's plays on the Wars of the Roses. That's why Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, presented by The Drilling Company, will present 'Henry VI Part 3' from July 27 to August 12. (more...)

Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE SEAGULL at Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces further casting for Simon Stephens's new version of Anton Chekhov's highly renowned play, The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes. (more...)

ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL Set for Shakespeare in the Parking Lot This July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, presented by The Drilling Company, opens its 23rd season July 6 to 22 with 'All's Well That Ends Well,' directed by Karla Hendrick.  It's the first time this play has been presented in a parking lot, ever. (more...)

Second Thought to Close 2017 Season with World Premiere of THE NECESSITIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Second Thought Theatre closes its 2017 season of change with the world premiere of The Necessities by Dallas-based playwright and artist Blake Hackler. Joel Ferrell, Associate Artistic Director for the Dallas Theater Center, returns to direct after previously directing Othello and Gruesome Playground Injuries for the company. (more...)

Casting Announced for OF KITH AND KIN, DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS, and UNCLE VANYA at Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announced casting for three productions in his inaugural season - Of Kith and Kin, Desire Under the Elms and Uncle Vanya. (more...)

Polarized Politics Hit the Parking Lot in Drilling Company's HENRY VI PART 3 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

We can gain insight into our current polarized politics from Shakespeare's plays on the Wars of the Roses. That's why Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, presented by The Drilling Company, presents 'Henry VI Part 3' tonight, July 27, to August 12. (more...)

Theaturtle and Threshold with Richard Jordan Productions in Association with The Pleasance presents KAFKA AND SON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

At the age of 36 Franz Kafka was still living at home, a petty bureaucrat, a failed artist, a timid Jewish son.  Ruling and ruining his life was his overbearing father Hermann.  What to do?  Kafka wrote a 50 page letter to his father in which he reveals deep connections between his life and his fiction.  Adapted from this monumental letter, Kafka and Son is a blistering, often hilarious dissection of domestic authority and a revelatory visit with one of the architects of the modern psyche. (more...)

Casting Announced For WINDOWS at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Celebrating the 150th birthday of novelist and playwright John Galsworthy, the first professional UK production in 85 years of Windows by John Galsworthy opens at the Finborough Theatre for a three week limited season on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 (Press Nights: Thursday, 24 August and Friday, 25 August 2017 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe to Welcome New Artistic Director Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Shakespeare's Globe has announced that Michelle Terry will be its Artistic Director from April 2018. (more...)

Michelle Terry Appointed New Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Michelle Terry will be Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe from April 2018, succeeding Emma Rice in the position. (more...)

3-D Balloon Theatre Experiment STAGING WITTGENSTEIN to Play Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Following packed houses at a series of performances in New York's SoHo and Lower East Side, 3D Artist/Theatre Maker Blair Simmons brings her balloon-filled theatrical linguistic exploration Staging Wittgenstein to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - the single biggest cultural celebration on Earth. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN THE THEATER 2017 Comes to Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Enjoy an indoor Shakespeare festival with air conditioning!  (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for HAMLET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

Toby Stephens and Lydia Leonard Cast in Tony Award-Winning OSLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

OSLO, which last night won Best Play at the Tony Awards, has its UK premiere later this year at the National Theatre and then transfers to the Harold Pinter Theatre in London's West End from 30 September to 30 December. Book tickets here from £24  (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's JUNK Announces Stars Joining Steven Pasquale at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ito Aghayere, Phillip James Brannon, Tony Carlin, Caroline Hewitt, Rick Holmes, Ted Koch, Teresa Avia Lim, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Nate Miller, Ethan Phillips, Matthew Rauch, Matthew Saldivar, Michael Siberry, Miriam Silverman, Joey Slotnick, and Henry Stram will join Steven Pasquale to comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes. (more...)

Jim Shankman's HEARTLESS BASTARD to Make World Premiere at HERE Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Actor, novelist and playwright Jim Shankman, the recipient of the Best Playwriting Award at 2015 FringeNYC for his play The Screenwriter Dies of His Own Free Will, will debut his latest work, Heartless Bastard, at HERE Arts Center (145 Sixth Avenue). (more...)

Always Love Lucy Theatre's HELLO TO ROSE to Showcase Tennessee Williams One-Acts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Off-Off-Broadway company, Always Love Lucy Theatre, has announced that it will present Hello to Rose, four of Tennessee Williams' one act plays featuring a cast comprised mainly of older actors and actors of color. The production will run 6 performances only, July 11 to July 15 at The Bridge @ Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor. (more...)

Adirondack Shakespeare Company Summer Festival Season Opens 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

It wouldn't be summer without some Shakespeare in the Park, would it? ADK Shakes (as they are fondly known) is gearing up for its eighth consecutive year of professional, outdoor (and indoor!) theater in the Adirondack Region.  (more...)

Faran Tahir Returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to Play OTHELLO at Free For All
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) Free For All, one of the capital's most beloved annual traditions offering free performances of a Shakespearean classic to the general public each summer, will return next month with the Company's 2016 production of William Shakespeare's Othello. Helmed by internationally acclaimed director Ron Daniels and starring screen actor Faran Tahir in the titular role, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW) from August 15-27, offering more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE RAINMAKER, An American Classic, Opens at Gloucester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with N. Richard Nash's moving American classic The Rainmaker from July 14 through August 5 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Set in the time of a paralyzing drought in Depression-era America, The Rainmaker tells the story of a pivotal hot summer day in the life of spinsterish Lizzie Curry, whose father and two brothers are worried as much about her marriage prospects as they are about their dying cattle. Enter Starbuck, the consummate con man, who promises to solve all their problems, for a fee. Directed by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh, The Rainmaker cast features Brian Homer as Starbuck; Jessica Bates as Lizzie Curry; David DeBeck as H.C. Curry, the patriarch of the Curry family; Joe Short and Sean McCoy as the Curry brothers; Dave Rich as File and longtime Gordon College Professor of Theater Arts Norm Jones as Sheriff Thomas. N. Richard Nash's most celebrated play, The Rainmaker, appeared in all three mediums; on Broadway in 1954, as a motion picture starring Katharine Hepburn in 1956, and as a television production in 1982. A musical version of The Rainmaker, entitled 110 Degrees in the Shade, debuted on Broadway in 1963. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Drafthouse Comedy Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

In the interest of alt-holiday hilarity, Drafthouse Comedy Theater proudly presents The SantaLand Diaries by best-selling humorist David Sedaris, adapted by acclaimed theater director Joe Montello. Broadway actor Cameron Folmar stars as a gay, out-of-work writer who lands a job as a Macy's elf and spills the beans behind the scenes. Directed by DC theater veteran Lynn Sharp Spears, the solo show about a puckish Santa's helper runs December 7 to 23, 2017, at 1100 13th Street NW, Washington, DC, a quick walk from the Metro. (more...)

OITNB's Dale Soules Guest Stars on truTVs AT HOME WITH AMY SEDARIS, 12/12
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK star and Broadway veteran DALE SOULES guest stars on TruTv's hit comedy series AT HOME WITH AMY SEDARIS airing tomorrow, Tuesday, December 12 at 10:30 PM/9:30 PM Central. Check local listings in your area. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for THE SEAGULL at Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Simon Stephens's new version of Anton Chekhov's highly renowned play, The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes. (more...)

Strike Up the Band! Final Casting Announced for THE BAND'S VISIT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Broadway production of the critically acclaimed musical THE BAND'S VISIT, arriving on Broadway in Fall 2017 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

Richard Nelson's ILLYRIA World Premiere Finds Full Cast at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for Illyria, written and directed by Richard Nelson, part of The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette Street and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Announces THE WHARTON COMEDIES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents A Perfect Pair of Wharton Comedies. Based on short stories originally penned by the Berkshires' legendary Edith Wharton, Roman Fever and The Fullness of Life have been adapted by Shakespeare & Company Founding Member and Training Director Dennis Krausnick. The Wharton Comedies will run at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre as part of their 2017 season August 17 through September 10. (more...)

Matthew Kelly to Lead DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS at Sheffield Theatres; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Artistic director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, today announced the full cast for Eugene O'Neill's, Desire Under the Elms, in his inaugural season. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins to Lead World Premiere of TIME ALONE in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Belle Reve Theatre Company presents their inaugural production of Time Alone, a World Premiere by Alessandro Camon (Academy Award nominee 'The Messenger') starring Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Jelly's Last Jam, Caroline or Change, ABC Scandal) and Alex Hernandez (Peter and the Starcatcher, Richard III NYC Public Theatre Mobile Unit), at Theatre 2, Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S Spring Street Los Angeles, September 30 to October 29 (Press Opening October 7). (more...)

THE LOVER and THE COLLECTION Double Bill Set for Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Building on the critical success of his 2011 production of Harold Pinter's Old Times, STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn will return to the British playwright's gripping realm of doubt and disquiet to direct a double bill of short plays. The Lover and The Collection will run from September 26-October 29 at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW). (more...)

Shakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Old Globe today announced due to popular demand, that William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, has now been extended through September 22.  (more...)

3-D Balloon Theatre Experiment STAGING WITTGENSTEIN to Play Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Following packed houses at a series of performances in New York's SoHo and Lower East Side, 3D Artist/Theatre Maker Blair Simmons brings her balloon-filled theatrical linguistic exploration Staging Wittgenstein to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - the single biggest cultural celebration on Earth. (more...)

Jim Shankman's HEARTLESS BASTARD Premieres Tonight at HERE Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Actor, novelist and playwright Jim Shankman, the recipient of the Best Playwriting Award at 2015 FringeNYC for his play The Screenwriter Dies of His Own Free Will, will debut his latest work, Heartless Bastard, at HERE Arts Center (145 Sixth Avenue). (more...)

Oscar Nominee Marsha Mason Returns To Arizona Theatre Company To Direct CHAPTER TWO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC; David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is pleased to welcome back four-time Academy Award-nominee Marsha Mason, who will direct Neil Simon's autobiographical romantic comedy Chapter Two to open ATC's 51st season, Sept. 9-30 at the Temple of Music & Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. in Tucson, Oct. 5-22 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HAMLET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

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