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Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Spring 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

With the world premiere double-bill of Nick Dear's Hogarth's Progress currently playing at Rose Theatre Kingston as part of its 10th anniversary season, the company today announces its Spring 2019 season. This will be the first season presented in the venue's newly reconfigured auditorium, with developments taking place in January 2019 following a capital fundraising programme. (more...)

Casting Announced For Revival Of HONOUR At Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Henry Goodman, Imogen Stubbs and Katie Brayben have been confirmed to star in Joanna Murray-Smith's compelling drama Honour at Park Theatre. With a cast boasting three Olivier Awards between them,?Honour?paints an unflinching portrait of what happens when a secure marriage suddenly stalls, and when the opportunity arises for one life to be revived at the expense of another. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director, Steve Umberger Talks THE CHRISTIANS
by Linda Ann Watt - Sep 16, 2017

Steve Umberger, director of Charlotte Rep's ANGELS IN AMERICA in 1996, which drew a firestorm of controversy, is back directing a provocative new play, THE CHRISTIANS. This play, set in a megachurch, revolves around a pastor who challenges his congregation with a radical new definition of faith. (more...)

Alexander Hanson Joins the English Language World Premiere of THE LIE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announced that Alexander Hanson joins the company of The Lie playing the husband of his real-life spouse Samantha Bond. Hanson replaces James Dreyfus who has regretfully had to withdraw from the production on medical advice. (more...)

John Augustine to Helm Next Installment of NEW FEATHERS in New Hope
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

The ever-growing New Feathers, an independent, theatrical new works series that audiences have come to know and love, has announced the latest direction and casting additions for the November 5th Shorts production, featuring the literary, innovative works of Princeton's Witherspoon Circle. (more...)

Sherlock Holmes Play, THE WHALE & More Are Coming to Theatre Royal Bath in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Theatre Royal Bath today announces its programme for spring 2018, which will include three new in-house productions. Known for celebrating UK premieres of both new writing and forgotten gems, the Ustinov Studio will present two plays in the spring. (more...)

Rachel Tucker and More Cast in COME FROM AWAY's European Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Casting has been announced for COME FROM AWAY the Tony Award-winning musical which will land in Dublin for its long-awaited European premiere at the Abbey Theatre from 6 December 2018 to 19 January 2019 before transferring to London's West End next year for performances at the Phoenix Theatre from 30 January 2019. (more...)

World Premieres by Robert Askins, Will Power & Lindsey Ferrentino Headed to La Jolla Playhouse in 2018-19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces three world premieres and one west coast premiere for its 2018/2019 season, including: The Squirrels, by Tony Award nominee Robert Askins (Broadway's Hand to God), directed by Playhouse Artistic Director and 2017 Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley; Seize the King, by Will Power (Playhouse's The Seven), directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Casta eda; The Year to Come, by Lindsey Ferrentino (Ugly Lies the Bone) and queens, by Martyna Majok (Ironbound). (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 5
by Audition Roundup - Nov 5, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 5, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

RECKLESS By Craig Lucas Comes to 4th Wall Theatre Co.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Join 4th Wall Theatre for Reckless, the classic American, dark holiday comedy by Craig Lucas. This reimagining of the company's 2010 Houston production once again stars Kim Tobin-Lehl as the put-upon protagonist, Rachel, and features a strong ensemble cast including former Alley Theatre company member John Feltch; 4th Wall favorites Jennifer Dean and Nick Farco; and Deborah Hope, Kathleen Teodoro, and Zac Kelty in their 4th Wall debuts. Directed by Philip Lehl, Reckless previews November 30th and runs December 1st - 16th at STUDIO 101, Spring Street Studios. (more...)

ROSENBAUM'S RESCUE Comes To Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

Casting has been announced for Rosenbaum's Rescue, the World Premiere play exploring the true story of how over 7,000 Danish Jews managed to escape the Nazi occupation in 1943. Starring Olivier Award-winner David Bamber, Neil McCaul, Dorothea Myer-Bennett and Julia Swift, the production unearths new accounts behind one of history's most compelling mysteries. Directed by Kate Fahy and written by A. Bodin Saphir, the official press night at Park Theatre will be Tuesday 15 Jan, 7pm. (more...)

Seasonal Rep Returns to The Leatherhead Theatre Following Swanage Rep Success
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

Seasonal Rep will return to The Leatherhead Theatre after almost 30 years, with a series of three professional plays presented by Hordern Ciani, the team behind the hugely successful Swanage Rep season which launched at the Mowlem Theatre, Swanage in August this year. (more...)

Velma Celli's West End Christmas Special Comes to Leicester Square
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

Joe C Brown presents the sensational VELMA CELLI for an alternative festive takeover with special guests RACHEL TUCKER & LIAM TAMNE direct from London's West End. A sparkling, fun and rambunctious Christmas celebration with quick wit, high camp and quirky takes on your seasonal favourites. Tis the Season to be jolly so dust off your Christmas stockings grab your companions, loved ones and Tinder dates for a festive celebration like no other. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 12
by Audition Roundup - Nov 12, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 12, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Photo Flash: York Theatre Royal Presents the World Premiere of THE BE ALL AND END ALL
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

Would you cheat? Would you lie? Would you betray your wife's trust? Would you do absolutely anything to safeguard your son's future? The Be All and End All is a contemporary drama by award-winning writer Jonathan Lewis that shows a politician's family in crisis after he makes a life-changing decision to ensure his troubled 18-year-old son has the best possible start in life. When his secrets and lies are exposed the result is an emotionally raw drama of a family split apart by the abuse of power and hunger for success. (more...)

Christopher Ashley to Direct World Premiere of THE SQUIRRELS Starring Brad Oscar and More
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of The Squirrels, by Tony Award nominee Robert Askins (Hand to God), directed by 2017 Tony Award winner and La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running June 5 - July 8. (more...)

New Details Emerge for Broadway-Bound Princess Diana Musical, DIANA
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 2, 2018

Some exciting new details on the Broadway-bound Princess Diana Musical, Diana, have emerged this week following a lab presentation for potential investors in Midtown.  (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Project Announces June Workshops for Adults
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

New Hampshire Theatre Project will be offering two exciting workshops for adults in June.  Instructors can accommodate both beginners and advanced students. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Projects for 2018 DNA New Work Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to bring back for a sixth year its acclaimed new play development initiative, the DNA New Work Series, a weekend of readings of new works, taking place March 22 - 25, 2018 in the Playhouse's Rao and Padma Makeneni Play Development Center. Tickets for the DNA New Work Series are free but reservations are required by calling (858) 550-1010 or visiting LaJollaPlayhouse.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents CRIMES OF THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

The Theatre Group at SBCC concludes the 17/18 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, CRIMES OF THE HEART by Beth Henley. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, and Rachel Tucker to Join Jason Robert Brown at The Palladium
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Special guests announced for three-time Tony Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown's one-off West End concert at London's Palladium, as part of BBC Radio 2's 'Friday Night is Music Night', accompanied by the 60-piece BBC Concert Orchestra (more...)

Review Roundup: COMMUNICATING DOORS at The Theatre Group at Santa Barbara City College!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

The reviews are in for Communicating Doors at Santa Barbara City College! A hilarious comedy by Alan Ayckbourn, Communicating Doors opened on March 2nd, and will run through March 17th. (more...)

BWW Review: COMMUNICATING DOORS at SBCC Theater Group
by Maggie Yates - Mar 10, 2018

Alan Ayckbourne's 'Communicating Doors,' produced by the SBCC Theatre Group, follows Poopay (Felicia Hall), a blue-collar London dominatrix who shows up at a luxury hotel to service wealthy business mogul, Reece (Matt Smith), but instead gets pressured into witnessing his deathbed confession of embezzlement and murder. On the run from Reece's homicidal business partner, Julian (George Coe), who isn't keen on being outed for his part in the murder of Reece's two deceased wives, Ruella (Leslie Gangle Howe) and Jessica (Brittany Harter), Poopay hides in a hotel closet. The closet houses a time portal that takes her back twenty years to the night of Ruella's murder, in the very same hotel suite. Poopay and Ruella team up to prevent the murder, thus changing the past and altering the future for everyone. (more...)

Lambert Jackson Announce Debut Production THERE'S NOTHIN' LIKE A DAME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

Lambert Jackson presents its debut show There's Nothin' Like a Dame - 100 Years of Women in Musical Theatre a one-night celebration of women in musical theatre. Louise Dearman, Ria Jones, Alexia Khadime and Rachel Tucker come together to perform songs from some of the most famous female roles over the past century. (more...)

Photo Flash: Swanage Rep Theatre Celebrates its Launch
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

The sun was beating down on Swanage this week as the company of professional actors and creatives from around the UK gathered on the beach to launch Hordern Ciani's second season of repertory theatre at The Mowlem. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The Theatre Group at SBCC will start the season July 11-28, 2018 in the Garvin Theatre with the musical, GREASE.  Book, lyrics and music by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. (more...)

China Everbright Limited Proudly Sponsors HU XUEYAN, MY DEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Hong Kong Repertory Theatre The late Qing merchant Hu Xueyan had incomparable experiences in his life. Apart from opening banks, trading in tea and silk, and offering free medicine to the poor, he was also the court-appointed Inspector of Zhejiang. How did he manage to dominate both the political and business worlds. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces Cast For ADELE'S WAY Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces Adele's Way, part of The 2018 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series on June 18, 2018 at 7pm at the Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam St., New York, NY. (more...)

Swanage Rep Company Seeks Cast for THE RAILWAY CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Following their hugely successful 2017 season, Swanage Rep Company are returning to the Mowlem Theatre this summer with a new programme of plays. To celebrate their return, the company will be holding open auditions to find a local young person to play the role of Jim in the season's family show, The Railway Children. (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...)

VIDEO: On This Day, July 6- Happy Birthday, Christopher Ashley!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 6, 2018

On this day, we're celebrating the birthday of the Tony Award-winning director of Come From Away, Christopher Ashley! (more...)

Local Student Takes To The Professional Stage With Swanage Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

Local Swanage student, Hamish Macleod, will be taking to the Mowlem Theatre Stage alongside the professional actors in Swanage Rep's production of The Railway Children this August. (more...)

The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents COMMUNICATING DOORS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present will be the comedy thriller Communicating Doors by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Katie Laris, February 28-March 17, 2018  in the Garvin Theatre. This intricate, time traveling, comic thriller by the British master of farcical comedy delighted London and New York audiences. (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Full Cast for CURTAINS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

As part of their 10th anniversary season Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the full cast for Stephen Bill's award-winning play Curtains. Lindsay Posner directs Leo Bill (Michael), Caroline Catz (Susan), Jonathan Coy (Geoffrey), Tim Dutton (Douglas), Wendy Nottingham (Margaret), Saskia Reeves (Katherine), Sandra Voe (Ida) and Marjorie Yates (Mrs Jackson). The production opens on Wednesday 28 February, with previews from Thursday 22 February, and runs until Saturday 17 March. (more...)

Casting Announced For UK Tour of DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Rose Theatre Kingston today announce the full company for Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde adapted for the stage by David Edgar. Joining the previously announced Phil Daniels as Jekyll/Hyde are Rosie Abraham (Lucy/Maid/Singer), Sam Cox (Poole), Polly Frame (Katherine Urquart), Anyebe Godwin (Charles), Ben Jones (Lanyon/Carew), Robin Kingsland (Gabriel John Utterson), Grace Hogg-Robinson (Annie Loder) and Matthew Romain (Enfield/Parson). (more...)

McCarter to Start 2018 with Marie Jones's STONES IN HIS POCKETS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

McCarter Theatre Center is starting 2018 with a strong shot of Irish humor as it presents Marie Jones' Stones in His Pockets, January 12 February 11 in the Berlind Theatre. (more...)

Beth Steel's WONDERLAND Comes Home to Nottingham Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company confirms full cast of Adam Penford's first show as Artistic Director, Wonderland including local actors Chris Ashby who previously played the lead in the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and was cast through the Playhouse open auditions, and Joshua Glenister who was a member of Nottingham Playhouse Youth Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Rose Theatre Kingston's CURTAINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Ida's family is throwing her a birthday tea for her eighty-sixth birthday. Their efforts to be cheerful and make the event a success verge on the desperate. Ida is racked with pain and feels she has lived too long. As the painfully laboured celebrations go on, her third daughter Susan returns unexpectedly after an absence of 25 years. Tensions immediately flare between the sisters, whilst Ida struggles to recognise her. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents the Comedy Thriller COMMUNICATING DOORS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present will be the comedy thriller Communicating Doors by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Katie Laris, February 28-March 17, 2018  in the Garvin Theatre. This intricate, time traveling, comic thriller by the British master of farcical comedy delighted London and New York audiences. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Extends World-Premiere Musical DIANA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

Due to popular demand, La Jolla Playhouse announces a week-long extension for its upcoming world premiere musical Diana, featuring the Tony Award-winning Memphis creative team of Joe DiPietro (librettist/lyricist), David Bryan (composer/lyricist) and Playhouse Artistic Director and 2017 Tony recipient Christopher Ashley (director), along with Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (choreographer) and Ian Eisendrath (music supervisor). (more...)

Tony Winner Christopher Ashley Will Direct DIANA Musical at La Jolla Playhouse for 2018/19 Season
by Alan Henry - Dec 18, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces Diana, a world-premiere musical from the Tony Award-winning Memphis team Joe DiPietro (book and lyrics) and David Bryan (music and lyrics), directed by Playhouse Artistic Director and 2017 Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley, as part of the 2018/2019 season. (more...)

Cast and Creative Announced for Lyric Stage's ROAD SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

On his continuing journey through the works of Stephen Sondheim, director Spiro Veloudos brings us Sondheim's latest work,Road Show, the true boom-and-bust story of two of the most colorful and outrageous fortune-seekers in American history. From the Alaskan Gold Rush to the Florida real estate boom in the 1930s, entrepreneur Addison Mizner and his fast-talking brother Wilson were proof positive that the road to the American Dream is often a seductive, treacherous tightrope walk. (more...)

McCarter to Start 2018 with Marie Jones's STONES IN HIS POCKETS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center is starting 2018 with a strong shot of Irish humor as it presents Marie Jones' Stones in His Pockets, January 12 February 11 in the Berlind Theatre. (more...)

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble Presents THE DINGDONG: OR HOW THE FRENCH KISS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE), the professional Equity company in residence at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage (COD) opens its 2018-2019 season with "The Dingdong, or How the French Kiss," a new adaptation by Mark Shanahan from "Le Dindon" by Georges Feydeau. Five actors play 13 roles in this bubbly, fast-paced adaptation of Feydeau's classic directed by BTE Artistic Director Connie Canaday Howard, where opening the wrong door can lead to mayhem, giggles and ultimately some unexpected understandings of a happy marriage. The play runs Sept. 6-Oct. 7. There will be a preview Sept. 6. Press opening is Friday, Sept. 7.    (more...)

Brief 8/2: Disney Takes Over Broadway in Bryant Park, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Aug 2, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: stars from Frozen, Aladdin, and The Lion King will perform at today's Broadway in Bryant Park, and more! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 2nd, 2017: REALLY ROSIE at Encores! Off-Center and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 2, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: REALLY ROSIE begins at Encores! Off-Center and more! (more...)

Scripps Ranch Theatre Kicks Off Their 40th Season With COMMUNICATING DOORS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Scripps Ranch Theatre, located on the campus of Alliant Int'l University in Scripps Ranch kicks off their 40th Season - Season 2018/2019 with Communicating Doors, by by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Jacquelyn Ritz. The production runs on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm from September 7 - October 7. (more...)

Full Company Announced For THE LIE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for Florian Zeller's The Lie in a translation by Christopher Hampton - Lindsay Posner directs Samantha Bond, James Dreyfus, Tony Gardner and Alexandra Gilbreath. (more...)

BTE's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Directed By Steve Scott Opens May 4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE), the professional Equity company in residence at the McAninch Arts Center, presents John Patrick Shanley's heartwarming romantic comedy "Outside Mullingar," directed by Steve Scott, May 3-June 3. Says the Seattle Times, "The Irish-American Shanley (known for his delightful film romance 'Moonstruck,' and trenchant morality drama 'Doubt') can sure and begorrah dish the bickering and the blarney, the Irish wisdom and gallows wit." (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Opens at the Leatherhead Theatre on Tuesday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Leatherhead Rep Company's fantastic family show The Secret Garden opens at the Leatherhead Theatre on Tuesday 24th April at 7pm. (more...)

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