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BWW Interview: Labhaoise Magee & Tim Getman of DANCING AT LUGHNASA at Everyman Theatre
by Kristen Price - Sep 8, 2018

The 2018-2019 season at Everyman Theatre starts this month with the Irish play "Dancing at Lughnasa." The play written by Brian Friel is set in a small village in Ireland in the 1930s. The story is one of five unmarried sisters and is filled with memories of days gone by. Just before this Tony-award winning play opened on September 4, I had the chance to chat with two of the show's stars. Labhaiose Magee is making her Everyman debut in the role of Rose, while Tim Getman, a member of the Everyman company plays Michael. (more...)

Vibrant Festival Returns For its Tenth Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Now in its tenth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre presents Vibrant 2018 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing, running between 7-25 October 2018. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For The National Theatre's Production Of NINE NIGHT At The Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

The National Theatre have today announced the full cast for Nine Night, Natasha Gordon's critically acclaimed play which will transfer from the National Theatre to the Trafalgar Studios on 1 December 2018 (press night 6 December) in a co-production with Trafalgar Theatre Productions. Natasha Gordon will take the role of Lorraine in her debut play, for which she has recently been nominated for the Best Writer Award in The Stage newspaper's 'Debut Awards'. She is joined by Oliver Alvin-Wilson (Robert), Michelle Greenidge (Trudy), also nominated in the Stage Awards for Best West End Debut, Hattie Ladbury (Sophie), Rebekah Murrell (Anita) and Cecilia Noble (Aunt Maggie) who return to their celebrated NT roles, and Karl Collins (Uncle Vince) who completes the West End cast. (more...)

Karl Marx Festival: ON YOUR MARX is a Free Frestival of Theater, Dance, Music and Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Taking these words to heart, NYU Skirball will present On Your Marx a *pay-what-you-think-it's-worth, two-week commemoration of the great philosopher Karl Marx's 200th birthday, featuring theater, dance and choral performances. Admission to all performances is free: however, audiences will receive an invoice detailing the cost of every element of the production (supply). They are then free to determine the worth of the production and donate accordingly (demand) thus enabling the artists to "earn money in order to live and write." (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces September Panel WHO IS TRU?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents its annual free introductory panel Thursday, September 20, 2018: WHO IS TRU? A Free Introduction to Our Community and Programs at 7:30pm (doors open for networking at7pm) at The Playroom Theatre, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th fl., NYC. This panel is free but please reserve using the bright red reservation box at, or call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212-714-7628; or e-mail (more...)

Nilaja Sun Returns to Berkeley Rep With PIKE ST.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Berkeley Rep announced today that Obie Award-winning performer Nilaja Sun (No Child…) will return with her tour-de-force solo show Pike St., directed by Ron Russell. Hailed as "Full of vivid life" by the New York Times, this limited engagement will run Saturday, November 17, 2018 through Sunday, December 16, 2018. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 24, 2018
by - Sep 24, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Moving Arts Presents Joint World Premiere of BLISS (OR EMILIY POST IS DEAD!)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

MOVING ARTS announces the Los Angeles production of the Joint World Premiere, presented by Moving Arts at Atwater Village Theatre in association with Moxie Theatre of San Diego and Promethean Theatre of Chicago, of BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!), written by Jami Brandli (Through the Eye of a Needle) and directed by Darin Anthony (Apocalypse Play). BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!) will preview on Thursday, November 1 & Friday, November 2 at 8pm; will open on Saturday, November 3 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039. (more...)

Take A Journey To Chicago's Southside With A Modern Re-Imagining Of ANTIGONE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance, a program in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts at Wayne State University, is proud to present Nambi Kelley's "Xtigone," a contemporary look at a classic Greek drama. Opening on Friday, October 12 at 8:00 p.m. in the Studio Theatre at the Hilberry. "Xtigone" is a poignant and timely story about a woman mourning the death of her two brothers, mowed down by a rival gang. Using hip hop poetry, dance, and dialogue that speaks with an urban voice, this re-imagining of Sophocles' "Antigone" tells the story of a woman's quest for her community's truth. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre Presents THE GIVER By Eric Coble
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre is proud to present the play, THE GIVER by Eric Coble, based on the Newbery Award book by Lois Lowry and directed by Darryl B. Hovis.  Performances for THE GIVER are:  Friday September 28 at 7:00pm, Saturday, September 29 at 1:00pm and 6:00pm and on Sunday, September 30that 1:00pm and 6:00pm at the Moulton Theatre in Laguna Beach, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach, CA.   (more...)

Cast + Tour Announced For Clean Break / Theatr Clwyd's THICK AS THIEVES By Katherine Chandler
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Polly Frame and Siwan Morris have been cast in the roles of Gail and Karen in Thick as Thieves, a new play from Wales Drama Award winning playwright Katherine Chandler. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

WP Theater (formerly known as Women's Project Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag, has announced their 2018-2019 Season at WP Theater (more...)

New Series MIT Performing Signals a Vibrant Performing Arts Series with MIT Performing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announces the new performing arts series MIT Performing, signaling a new destination in the performing arts scene in BostonCambridge. Curated by Professor Jay Scheib, the series launches with performance artist Adrienne Truscott's celebrated solo work THIS, Andrew Schneider's new production NERVOUSSYSTEM and Ayesha Jordan's one-woman sci-fi telenovela Shasta Geaux Pop, developed in collaboration with Charlotte Brathwaite, MIT Assistant Professor of Theater Arts. MIT Performing envisions an array of productions, lectures and new performance idioms throughout the year. Following on these three productions, internationally renowned solo performer Lisa Dwan will present her lecturedemonstration 'A Body of Beckett,' followed by a new theater work to be developed by director Jay Scheib with an international cast of collaborators. (more...)

Sam Strong on QUEENSLAND THEATRE'S 2019 Season
by Virag Dombay - Sep 1, 2018

It's been nearly two weeks since Queensland Theatre released this 2019 season, and it's taken me nearly two weeks to comprehend exactly how colourful and formidable next year is going to be. A few days before the season launch, I had the pleasure of having doing a phone interview with Strong, who had just come from the closing celebrations for the company's successful run of Jasper Jones. (more...)

Programme Announced For The 2019 London International Mime Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

London International Mime Festival, directed by Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig, is a unique event in the theatre calendar, a once a year chance to see the very best and newest contemporary visual theatre that embraces cutting edge circus-theatre, juggling, puppetry, live art, mime and physical theatre. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 7
by Audition Roundup - Oct 7, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 7, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

BWW Interview: Ann Noble BLISSfully Acting, Writing & Giving Back
by Gil Kaan - Oct 30, 2018

Playwright/actress Ann Noble, a well-known staple of the Los Angeles theatre scene, will next be exhibiting her acting talents in the joint world premiere of Jami Brandli's BLISS (OR EMILY POST IS DEAD!) opening at the Atwater Village Theatre November 3, 2018. We had the chance to catch Ann between her many multi-tasking efforts of acting, writing and teaching incarcerated youths. (more...)

STAGE, The First Streaming Network Devoted To The Entire World Of Theatre, Celebrates Its Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

STAGE, the first streaming network for premium content devoted to the entire world of theatre, is celebrating “Opening Night,” officially launching its premium subscription-based based offering premium content.  The network can be viewed online (, or by downloading the app to view on AppleTV, iOS, Android and ROKU. (more...)

Ninefold Returns to PACT Theatre, Erskineville This October with WYRD: THE SEASON OF THE WITCH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Ninefold returns to PACT Theatre, Erskineville this October with its acclaimed Wyrd: The Season of The Witch.  Audiences are invited to witness this unmissable event; a story of malevolent ambition and uncanny horror performed with Ninefold's hallmark power and precision for a strictly limited season of only four shows. (more...)

AUDELCO Announces Viv Award Nominations, CARMEN JONES Leads
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

AUDELCO has announced the nominees for their 2018 'Viv' Awards, honoring Black Theatre in New York City. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Fresh Canvas- Alfred Molina & Alfred Enoch Get Ready to Bring RED to the Big Screen; In Cinemas 11/7!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 25, 2018

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the critically acclaimed production of John Logan's Red with Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch will be screened in selected cinemas across the UK and North America on November 7 2018. Filmed at the Wyndham's Theatre, where it completes its run on July 28, the production is based on Grandage's original 2009 Donmar Warehouse production, that went on to win six Tony Awards including for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play. (more...)

Lookingglass Announces New Board Leadership
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces new leadership positions. Joining Artistic Director Heidi Stillman and Executive Director Rachel L. Fink to lead the theatre, the Board has elected Nancy Timmers, a prominent civic leader and philanthropist, as Board Chair and Richard Chapman, Member of Counsel at Clark Hill PLC, as Board President. Lookingglass has also appointed Hilary Odom as the company's new Director of Development. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 14
by Audition Roundup - Oct 14, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 14, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

'American Captives: Lena Baker & Sandra Bland' Comes to Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Performances have begun for American Captives: Lena Baker & Sandra Bland, written and performed by Connie Winston and directed by Rhonda "Passion" Hansome. The limited engagement will play at Dixon Place Fridays and Saturdays through October 20 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Joust Theatre Company Announces Directors and Dates For WRITER'S ROUND TABLE Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Join the Joust in the second half of the 2018 Writer's Round Table, featuring THE COLONY by Gina Stevensen & ROSENSTRASSE: A NARRATIVE PROTEST by Jacob Marx Rice. (more...)

Barbican Theatre and Dance Programme January to June 2019 Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

The Barbican today announces its full January to June 2019 Theatre and Dance programme. Tickets for the season go on sale to Barbican Members Plus on Wednesday 17 October, to Barbican Members on Friday 19 October and on general sale on Friday 26 October 2018. (more...)

SWEAT Offers A Compelling Portrait Of Pride And Survival At Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Cleveland Play House (CPH) brings to life Lynn Nottage's complex story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rust Belt drama Sweat.  Set in Reading, PA, this relevant story offers audience members suspense through its intricate portrayal of characters battling to survive in a city crippled by economic stagnation. CPH Artistic Director Laura Kepley will direct. Previews begin on October 13th, with press opening on October 19th at the Outcalt Theatre in Playhouse Square. This production is sponsored by Great Lakes Brewing Company. (more...)

ANTIGONE Opens Tonight At Purdue Fort Wayne
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Antigone, determined to bury her brother who has died in a contentious civil war, now has to battle their uncle Creon, the new king. He decrees that her brother's body should be left unburied for the birds to devour. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse's Shakespeare Trilogy Added To National Theatre's On Demand In Schools Service
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

The Donmar Warehouse's all-female Shakespeare Trilogy has been added to the National Theatre's On Demand In Schools service. (more...)

Classical Theatre Of Harlem Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL IN HARLEM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director) presents A Christmas Carol in Harlem, based on the timeless work by Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol in Harlem is adapted by Shawn Rene Graham, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III and choreographed by Tiffany Rea-Fisher. This re-imagining of the classic Christmas tale will include some original music and classic holiday carols tinged with gospel, hip-hop, pop and R&B influences, which celebrate the spirit of the season the Harlem way. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BLISS (Or Emily Post Is Dead!)
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2018

MOVING ARTS presents the Los Angeles production of the Joint World Premiere, presented by Moving Arts at Atwater Village Theatre in association with Moxie Theatre of San Diego and Promethean Theatre of Chicago, of BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!), written by Jami Brandli (Through the Eye of a Needle) and directed by Darin Anthony (Apocalypse Play). BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!) will preview on Thursday, November 1 & Friday, November 2 at 8pm; will open on Saturday, November 3 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039. (more...)

Film, Stage and Television Actress Tamara Tunie to Play Prospero in THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Pittsburgh Public Theater News!Pittsburgh Public Theater Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski and Managing Director Lou Castelli today announced that award-winning actress and Pittsburgh native Tamara Tunie will star as Prospero in the company's upcoming production of The Tempest. Written by William Shakespeare and adapted and directed by Ms. Kaminski, The Tempest will run January 24 - February 24, 2019 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600, click, or visit the Box Office. The Tempest is Presented by PNC. (more...)

The Classical Theatre Of Harlem Announces New Associate Artistic Director Carl Cofield
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) is proud to announce the appointment of Carl Cofield as Associate Artistic Director. Cofield comes to the organization with a long history of directing for CTH and regional theaters across America. He is also a theater instructor and is currently on faculty at The New School and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. CTH welcomes Cofield to further expand the mission and vision of the company. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2018 - BWW Review, ANTIGONE NA H'EIREANN, Paradise in The Vault
by Amy Hanson - Aug 8, 2018

The ancient Greek tragedy Antigone is a hugely versatile piece, lending itself well to adaptations to situations far beyond its original Theban setting.  In this new adaptation by James Beagon, the play is set in the near future, where Brexit has resulted in a hard border with Ireland and consequent return to sectarian violence.  This is a setting that works well with the themes of rebellion, religion and family relationships of Sophocles' original text. (more...)

KCPublic Kicks off Season with STAINED by Prisca Jebet Kendagor
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

Kansas City Public Theatre (KCPublic) continues "First Mondays Theatre Lab". Every first Monday of the month, Kansas City Public Theatre presents staged readings of local playwrights and small-scale performance art which reflects the unique history and concerns of the Kansas City community.  Experience the development of new work and support area artists as they put new ideas to the stage! (more...)

Mission To (dit)Mars Announces New Writers For The 2018-2020 Propulsion Lab
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

Mission to (dit)Mars is excited to announce the selection of four new members to the 2018-2020 Propulsion Lab, a Queens based writers group serving emerging playwrights from the borough.  In addition to the new lab members, one returning member has been named a Writer in Residence and three have been named Orbiting Artists. (more...)

The Public Free Performances of THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS Begin Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

The Public Theater and the Onassis Foundation USA will begin free performances for a limited six-performance run of THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS on Tuesday, September 4. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Presents UNCLE VANYA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Cutting Ball Theater kicks off its 2018/2019 Season, celebrating 20 years since the company's founding and first production, with a vivid reimagining of Anton Chekhov's enduring classic UNCLE VANYA in a translation by Paul Schmidt. Uncle Vanya is directed by Paige Rogers, Cutting Ball Theater's co-founder and recently exited Artistic Director, the culminating project of Rogers' tenure at Cutting Ball's creative helm. Uncle Vanya opens in preview performances on September 21 and runs through October 21. Press Opening is scheduled for September 27 at 7pm with an Opening performance to follow on September 28 at 8pm. Tickets range in price $15 - $45 and are available for purchase online at or by phone at 415-525-1205. (more...)

Harlem Stage Presents 2018 Fall Performing Arts Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown venue that for over 35 years has promoted the creative legacy of Harlem and artists of color from around the corner and across the globe, is proud to present its Fall 2018 season of performances. The season is curated by Monique Martin, recently appointed Director of Programming for Harlem Stage and features artists who #Disrupt and take creative risk. The performances feature a range of artistic genres, offering audiences the chance to experience legendary performers, as well as rising stars. (more...)

Carolyn Kettig To Join Cast Of Gracie Gardner's ATHENA at JACK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

he Hearth will present a special return engagement of their production of ATHENA, written by Gracie Gardner and directed by Emma Miller at JACK September 5-16. (more...)

Brooklyn Playwright's True Story From Incarceration To Broadway THE UNWRITTEN LAW Comes to Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

World renowned beatboxer Chesney Snow will present The Unwritten Law - his harrowing journey from a legacy of incarceration to fatherhood, homelessness to Harvard, to ultimately starring on Broadway in the musical In Transit. Brilliantly blending powerful prose, contemporary dance, live music and visual design, The Unwritten Law adeptly weaves together a truly inspiring American story of redemption and resilience in an unforgettable evening of theater. The play will run for a limited time through September 29th for eight performances at 7:30pm. (more...)

FEATHERS OF FIRE: A PERSIAN EPIC Comes To Kaye Playhouse in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

'Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic' is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play for all ages, created and directed by Hamid Rahmanian, a 2014 Guggenheim fellowship-winning filmmaker/visual artist. Inspired by the tenth century Persian epic 'Shahnameh' (The Book of Kings), it dramatizes the origin story from the tale with elaborate shadow puppets, multimedia and live actors. The production, which debuted at BAM in 2016 and was presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art the same year, returns to New York next month for two days only. It will be presented by Fictionville Studio September 7 and 8 at Kaye Playhouse, 695 Park Ave. (at 68th Street), for three performances only before it travels to China and Paris. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival 2018 presents the World Premiere of 'MOVING  BODIES' (more...)

THE UNWRITTEN LAW Comes To Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Dixon Place (Ellie Covan, Founding & Artistic Director) presents the co-production of world-famous beatboxer and Drama Desk Award recipient Chesney Snow & critically praised director Rebecca Arends's THE UNWRITTEN LAW opening Friday, September 7th. Snow comes direct from his run in Broadway's In Transit, where Ben Brantley of the NY Times called him 'a one-man sound effects wiz.' Directed and choreographed by Rebecca Arends, with original live music, Snow delivers a brilliant blend of spoken word, dance, and visuals. THE UNWRITTEN LAW, will play a limited engagement at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street). Tickets for THE UNWRITTEN LAW range from $18 to $25. For tickets and further information please visit or call 866-811-4111. (more...)

Elaborate Shadow Theater Experience FEATHERS OF FIRE: A PERSIAN EPIC Comes To Kaye Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

'Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic,' most elaborate shadow theater experience ever created, comes to Kaye Playhouse September 7-8. Tale from historic epic, 'Shahnameh,' is staged with ingenious design and cinematic wizardry. Exquisite production is a live animation experience for all ages. (more...)

BULLET HOLE Comes To Park Theatre For Black History Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

Freedom Tongues and Naiad Productions in association with Park Theatre are proud to present Bullet Hole by Gloria Williams, which is set to be performed at Park Theatre from 2nd to 27th October during Black History Month. Bullet Hole explores the relationship between three Black, British born women who are survivors of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The piece explores the physical, mental and emotional effects this practice causes and shines a light on the institutions in Britain that can offer support. At its heart, Bullet Hole is a story of hope, love and human rights, played by an all-female cast. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale For Cinema Screening Of RED, Starring Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Tickets are now on sale for Michael Grandage Company's critically acclaimed production of John Logan's Red, starring Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch. The show will be presented by Trafalgar Releasing in selected cinemas across North America and the UK on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. (more...)

Lincoln Center Shares Lineup of LC Kids 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Lincoln Center today announced its 2018/19 LC Kids season, featuring more than 20 performances by artists from New York and around the globe, including ticketed and free events across theater, dance, and music. The diverse lineup of intimate and interactive experiences for children and families runs from this October through June 2019, and includes specific performances adapted for neurodiverse audiences. (more...)

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Cast & Creative Team Announced At The Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018


Sheffield Theatres Announces Casting for STEEL and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Chris Bush's Steel, and his major new revival of William Shakespeare's classic A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

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