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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...)

59E59 Theaters Hosts the World Premiere of GOODBODY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

59E59 Theaters welcomes the world premiere of GOODBODY, written by J.C. Ernst and directed by Melissa Firlit. (more...)

AN INSPECTOR CALLS At The Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Winner of 19 major accolades, including multiple Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Awards, Stephen Daldry's (Billy Elliot, The Crown) multi award-winning production of J.B. Priestley's classic thriller An Inspector Calls will kick off a four-city U.S. tour at Shakespeare Theatre Company from November 20 through December 23, 2018. (more...)

WAITRESS International Premiere Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group has announced the full cast of the international premiere of the Tony-nominated musical WAITRESS. The show, which continues to run on Broadway and will open in London's West End next year, features music and lyrics from six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, and will open on November 9, 2018, at the Carols P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Manila. (more...)

ShawChicago Theater Company Presents CANDIDA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

ShawChicago Theater Company presents George Bernard Shaw's Candida from October 20, 2018 through November 12, 2018 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the International Premiere of WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

The hit musical Waitress opened on November 9, 2018, at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City, Manila, Philippines. Based on the beloved film by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress features music and lyrics from six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles ('Love Song,' 'Brave') and book by Jessie Nelson. Waitress tells the story of a pie maker named Jenna who, despite the mundanity of her life, finds comfort and reckoning in the simple magic of baking. With the help of her two friends, Dawn and Becky, she dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage and musters the courage to change her life for the better. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at the International Premiere of WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

The hit musical Waitress opened on November 9, 2018, at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City, Manila, Philippines. Based on the beloved film by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress features music and lyrics from six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles ('Love Song,' 'Brave') and book by Jessie Nelson. Waitress tells the story of a pie maker named Jenna who, despite the mundanity of her life, finds comfort and reckoning in the simple magic of baking. With the help of her two friends, Dawn and Becky, she dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage and musters the courage to change her life for the better. (more...)

Bay Street Theater Announces FROST/NIXON As Second 2018 Mainstage Production
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the second production in their 2018 Mainstage Season: FROST/NIXON, a new play by Peter Morgan, directed by Sarna Lapine. The production will run from June 26 - July 22, 2018. Single tickets are now on sale, and tickets are also still available as part of a Mainstage Subscription. To purchase tickets and subscriptions, call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the UK Tour Production of Torben Betts's MONOGAMY
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

Charlie Brooks and Patrick Ryecart will play Sally and Mike respectively in the UK tour and London run of Torben Betts's new play MONOGAMY, joining the previously announced Janie Dee as Caroline Mortimer. They are joined by Jack Archer as Leo, Genevieve Gaunt as Amanda and Jack Sandle as Graeme. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for PETER PAN at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's revival of their 2015 Olivier Award-nominated production, Peter Pan launches the 2018 season in the final year of the First World War Centenary Commemorations. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PETER PAN at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

For the wounded soldiers of WW1, imagination is their only escape. Yet as they're transported to the fantastical lagoons and pirate ships of Never Land, allegories of the war they've left behind are ever present. George Llewelyn Davies, later killed in action in 1915, was one of the children who inspired J. M. Barrie to create the iconic character of Peter Pan. Remembering him, and a generation of Lost Boys, the production enchanted young and old alike during its original, critically acclaimed run. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO's Jamie Parker Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Jamie Parker has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO. (more...)

Video/Photos: First International Tour Of Disney's THE LION KING Premieres in Manila
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

After a week of sold-out preview performances, the world's #1 musical has opened its 25th global production and first international tour at The Theatre at Solaire last Wednesday, March 28. A spectacular gala saw guests flying in from all corners of the world, led by Disney Theatrical Group President and Producer Thomas Schumacher who was joined by celebrated composer Lebo M, Producer of the international tour Michael Cassel, and theatrical impresario Sir Cameron Mackintosh. Joining them were the leading lights of Filipino media, fashion, and entertainment. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING First International Touring Production Is Goosebump-Inducing Spectacle
by Vince Vicentuan - Mar 30, 2018

Philippine theater enthusiasts will surely take pride in the Manila kickoff of the first-ever international touring production of Disney's 'The Lion King,' hailed as 'the world's #1 musical.' (more...)

World's First International Tour Of Disney's THE LION KING Has Premiered In Manila
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

After a week of sold-out preview performances, the world's #1 musical has opened its first international tour at The Theatre at Solaire last night, Wednesday 28 March 2018. A spectacular gala saw guests flying in from all corners of the world, led by Disney Theatrical Group President and Producer, Thomas Schumacher who was joined by celebrated composer Lebo M, Producer of the international tour, Michael Cassel, and theatrical impresario Sir Cameron Mackintosh. Joining them were the leading lights of Filipino media, fashion and entertainment. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces PETER PAN Cast Including Fiston Barek & Dennis Herdman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

With British Summer Time (BST) starting this weekend, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have today announced casting for Peter Pan (17 May - 15 June), which launches the 2018 summer season in the final year of the First World War Centenary Commemorations. Fiston Barek takes the title role of Peter Pan and Dennis Herdman plays the role of Captain Hook. (more...)

The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre Presents 2 ACROSS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre (CVRep) has announced it will present hit TV Writer/Producer Jerry Mayer's delightful two-person play, 2 ACROSS. In keeping with this season's CVRep theme of ROMANCE, REAL OR IMAGINED, 2 ACROSS is Jerry Mayer's smash hit comedy of crosswords and romance that asks the burning question, 'Can a crossword puzzle change your life?' Jerry Mayer is a playwright with several decades' worth of television comedy credits. An executive producer for 'The Facts of Life,' he wrote for 'Bewitched,' 'The Bob Newhart Show,' 'M*A*S*H*', 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show', and 'All InThe Family.' (more...)

All Aboard the Hogwarts Express! Meet the Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 16, 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is ready to il-lumos-nate your mind, tug at your dragon heart strings, and most importantly, welcome you back home to Hogwarts as it begins previews tonight. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Chris Coleman Directs Final Production At The Armory, Shaw's MAJOR BARBARA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

The clash between a daughter's philanthropic idealism and her father's hard-headed capitalism is at the heart of George Bernard Shaw's witty and timely classic Major Barbara, which begins preview performances at The Armory on April 14, opens on April 20, and runs through May 13 on the U.S. Bank Main Stage. (more...)

The International Tour Of Disney's THE LION KING Begins Performances In Manila This Sunday, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

After over 2 months of rehearsals, the excitement in Manila is building as the world's #1 musical begins performances this weekend at The Theatre at Solaire. The first international tour of THE LION KING kicks off in the Philippines before additional engagements in Singapore, Korea and Taiwan. (more...)

Bay Street Theater's FROST/NIXON is Now in Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the cast of FROST/ NIXON, the second production of 2018 Mainstage Season, is now in rehearsal in NYC. FROST/NIXON, a play by Peter Morgan, directed by Sarna Lapine, will run June 26 - July 22, 2018. Single tickets are now on sale, and tickets are also still available as part of a Mainstage Subscription. To purchase tickets and subscriptions, call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

THE LION KING Opens At Marina Bay Sands In Singapore
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

Michael Cassel Group in association with Disney Theatrical Productions are proud to announce the hit Broadway musical THE LION KING premieres tonight at a star-studded gala at the Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. (more...)

RESA FANTASTISKT MYSTISK To Return To Los Angeles After 15 Years
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2018

Burglars of Hamm, creators of the interactive sock-throwing parody of one-person shows, EASY TARGETS, named Best Comedy at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival, are returning for the 2018 Fringe. The Burglars will be re-staging their cult-hit, RESA FANTASTISKT MYSTISK. RESA, which premiered to great acclaim in 1999 at the Edge of the World Fest. In the years since, RESA has traveled to the Seattle Fringe, The New York Fringe, and the Edinburgh Fringe, and garnered almost universal critical acclaim, including raves in The New York Times and The Scotsman. The production also received an LA Weekly nomination for Production of the Year, a New York Fringe award for Ensemble, and Backstage West Garlands for Acting and Playwriting.  (more...)

The National Theatre Announces More Season Details, Including FOLLIES Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

The National Theatre announces new information, and recaps its upcoming season. (more...)

Luther Goins Is Appointed ShawChicago's New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

ShawChicago has announced Luther Goins as the company's new Managing Director, effective July 1, 2018.  He succeeds Tony Courier who is retiring after having served as Managing Director for 16 years. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET Return to DC For Annual Free For All
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Free For All, one of the capital's cherished annual traditions, will return this summer to Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), offering two weeks of free performances of the Company's 2016 production of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul, whose hit production of Camelot has extended through July 8 due to popular demand, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from August 21-September 2, providing more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. (more...)

Frist Art Museum Presents 'Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

The Frist Art Museum presents Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture, an exhibition that examines the complex and dynamic interactions among spectators, images, buildings, and time through the lens of architectural photography in America and Europe from the 1930s to the present. On view in the museum's Upper-Level Galleries from July 20 through October 28, 2018, Image Building features 57 photographs that explore the social, psychological, and conceptual implications of architecture through the subjective interpretation of those who portrayed it in both film and digital media. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Press Night for MONOGAMY at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Charlie Brooks and Patrick Ryecart play Sally and Mike respectively in the UK tour and London run of Torben Betts's new play MONOGAMY. Janie Dee plays Caroline Mortimer.  They are joined by Jack Archer as Leo, Genevieve Gaunt as Amanda and Jack Sandle as Graeme.  (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's New Play EMILIA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Shakespeare's Globe has announced the all-female cast for Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's new play Emilia, directed by Nicole Charles. The play charts the life of Emilia Bassano, the poet, mother and feminist who is thought to have inspired the 'Dark Lady' in Shakespeare's sonnets as well as the Emilia characters who appear in Othello, The Two Noble Kinsmen, The Winter's Tale and The Comedy of Errors. Emilia continues to thread her way through each of the plays in which she appears this summer season, excepting Emilia the Abbess in The Comedy of Errors. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING at Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands- Opens in Singapore with roaring success!
by Joceline Loo - Jul 2, 2018

Singapore got a dose of Hakuna Matata as the international tour of The Lion King makes its stop and opened in the lion city on Friday (29 June). This is the second time The Lion King is in Singapore, the first was in 2011 where it became the longest-running musical in Singapore's theatrical entertainment history playing to over 300,000 people during its eight-month season at Marina Bay Sands. (more...)

Opportunities for Composers, Costume Shop Managers, Casting, More in this Week's BWW Classifieds, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 7/19/2018 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry. (more...)

Live Arts Announces 2018-2019 Season, Including ANALOGY TRILOGY, Y, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Bill T. Jones, MacArthur Genius Award and National Medal of Arts awardee and Artistic Director of New York Live Arts, and Janet Wong, Associate Artistic Director, announced the New York Live Arts' 2018-2019 season today. "We look to artists to reflect, reframe, reimagine, and represent the world to us. We hope that in turn we respond with empathy and, dare we say, compassion," states Bill T. Jones. "New York Live Arts will premiere eight New York and/or world premieres this season including the much anticipated "Y" by Randjelovi?/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist RoseAnne Spradlin," says Janet Wong. "We will also bring back Jack Ferver's highly successful 'Everything Is Imaginable,' which premiered at New York Live Arts' this past season. For the 2019 edition of the Live Ideas Festival we will look at artificial intelligence and our role in shaping the future," she adds. (more...)

Drapers, Writers, Composers, Arrangers, and More in this Week's BWW Classifieds 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 7/12/2018 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 13, 2018

Through one family and one company, Italian playwright Stefano Massini tackles big topics: the development of Western capitalism, the immigrant experience, the American Dream. But this isn't just any family – it's the Lehman Brothers, the collapse of whose banking firm precipitated the 2008 financial crisis. (more...)

Amy Berryman, Annabel Capper, and More Among All-Female Cast of THE CONVENT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

Weathervane Productions, Rising Phoenix Repertory, in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater announce casting for the world premiere production of The Convent (more...)

Solo Productions Presents MARY'S WEDDING By Stephen Massicotte At Streetcar Crowsnest
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

One of the most celebrated plays in Canadian history, MARY'S WEDDING by Stephen Massicotte, will have its first professional production in Toronto at Streetcar Crowsnest. A love story set against the backdrop of the Great War, this is an epic, unforgettable story of love, hope, and survival. MARY'S WEDDING stars Fraser Elsdon and Kate Ross, directed by Kent Staines, and is co-produced by Mary Young Leckie's Solo Productions and by Derrick Chua. It will be presented at Streetcar Crowsnest January 31 - February 16, 2019 (Media Night February 1). (more...)

Jodie Whittaker, Hugh Grant Among BAFTA's 2018 New Members - See Full List
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

BAFTA has revealed the intake of new members for 2018. (more...)

Austrian Stage Presents The American Premiere of CANNED MEAT 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Austrian Stage presented the US and English-language premiere of Canned Meat, a staged reading of this funny, touching Austrian drama.  The performance featured Tony Award Nominee Xanthe Elbrick, alongside Teresa Avia Lim, William DeMeritt and Vince Nappo.  (more...)

Boston One-Minute Play Festival Returns For 8th Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

The 8th ANNUAL BOSTON ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns for its eighth year, in partnership with Boston Playwrights' Theatre. The marathon evening of one-minute plays by 60 established and emerging Boston area playwrights and directors plays three performances only. Saturday, January 5th at 8pm, Sunday, January 6th at 8pm, & Monday, January 7th at 8pm. (more...)

Players To Present THE MAN OF DESTINY And PIPPI LONGSTOCKING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

The Players fifth and sixth shows of the summer offer something for everyone, with George Bernard Shaw's The Man of Destiny playing August 15-26 and a musical adaptation of Pippi Longstocking playing August 18-25. (more...)

Video/Photo: WAITRESS Star Joanna Ampil Meets The Press
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 31, 2018

Joanna Ampil, an acclaimed international musical theater star, who also wowed us in her star-turning role as Candida in the musical film "Ang Larawan," made a whirlwind visit to Manila to meet with the local press last Tuesday, August 28. (more...)

Meet the Cast of Theatrical Tale BERNHARDT/HAMLET- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Aug 31, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company's premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Bernhardt/Hamlet begins previews today. Get to know the cast as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at California Shakespeare Theater's WAR OF THE ROSES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018

California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) announced further details today for the Shakespearean centerpiece to the 2018 Epic Season, The War of the Roses. The War of the Roses is a monumental evening of theater spanning four history plays-the Henry VI trilogy and Richard III. Presented as an action-packed evening, The War of the Roses will deliver a fast-paced, far-ranging, vividly theatrical depiction of two powerful families-the Lancasters and the Yorks-and their decades-long fight for the English throne. Political unrest and power grabs collide with weak leadership and civil strife as the country fights against the threat of tyranny. (more...)

The Artistic Home Announces Cast of ROCK 'N' ROLL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Complete casting and production team have been announced for The Artistic Home's production of ROCK /N/ ROLL, by Tom Stoppard, set to open Sunday, October 7th. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Releases New Block of Tickets; Show Extends Until May 20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

After a week of sold-out preview performances, the world's #1 musical has opened its first international tour at The Theatre at Solaire last 28 March 2018. A spectacular gala saw guests flying in from all corners of the world, led by Disney Theatrical Group President and Producer Thomas Schumacher who was joined by celebrated composer Lebo M, Producer of the international tour Michael Cassel, and theatrical impresario Sir Cameron Mackintosh. Joining them were the leading lights of Filipino media, fashion and entertainment. (more...)

The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre Presents 2 ACROSS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre (CVRep) has announced it will present hit TV Writer/Producer Jerry Mayer's delightful two-person play, 2 ACROSS. In keeping with this season's CVRep theme of ROMANCE, REAL OR IMAGINED, 2 ACROSS is Jerry Mayer's smash hit comedy of crosswords and romance that asks the burning question, 'Can a crossword puzzle change your life?' Jerry Mayer is a playwright with several decades' worth of television comedy credits. An executive producer for 'The Facts of Life,' he wrote for 'Bewitched,' 'The Bob Newhart Show,' 'M*A*S*H*', 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show', and 'All InThe Family.' (more...)

THE LION KING Announces Final Extension in Manila
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

After playing to packed houses and standing ovations in Manila for almost two months, the first international tour of the world's #1 musical is extending its run, adding one final week of shows. Disney's THE LION KING has just announced the final performance date and will close its premiere season in Manila on 27 May 2018. New seats on sale at 10AM Philippine Standard Time on 26 April 2018. (more...)

RESA FANTASTISKT MYSTISK To Return To Los Angeles After 15 Years
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

Burglars of Hamm, creators of the interactive sock-throwing parody of one-person shows, EASY TARGETS, named Best Comedy at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival, are returning for the 2018 Fringe. The Burglars will be re-staging their cult-hit, RESA FANTASTISKT MYSTISK. RESA, which premiered to great acclaim in 1999 at the Edge of the World Fest. In the years since, RESA has traveled to the Seattle Fringe, The New York Fringe, and the Edinburgh Fringe, and garnered almost universal critical acclaim, including raves in The New York Times and The Scotsman. The production also received an LA Weekly nomination for Production of the Year, a New York Fringe award for Ensemble, and Backstage West Garlands for Acting and Playwriting.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Josh Grisetti of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Fox Theatre Talks Shakespeare and Giggling Onstage
by Hannah Montgomery - Apr 16, 2018

Straight from Broadway, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is currently on tour across the country, and is coming to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta this week. SOMETHING ROTTEN! is a musical filled with laughs, it is a 'valentine to the theatre', and one not to be missed by musical theatre fans. BroadwayWorld spoke with Josh Grisetti who plays Nigel Bottom in SOMETHING ROTTEN! on tour, and played the same role in the Broadway production. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for MONOGAMY Starring Janie Dee and Charlie Brooks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Charlie Brooks and Patrick Ryecart will play Sally and Mike respectively in the UK tour and London run of Torben Betts's new play MONOGAMY, joining the previously announced Janie Dee as Caroline Mortimer. They are joined by Jack Archer as Leo, Genevieve Gaunt as Amanda and Jack Sandle as Graeme. (more...)

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