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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 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.   
by Stephi Wild - Sep 5, 2021
Alan Ayckbourn’s comic masterpiece of social climbing in 1970s suburbia fuses a potent mix of farce and black comedy.  The play centres around three married couples, three kitchens and three Christmas parties!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 4, 2020
Lambert Jackson Productions today announces live performances of Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World at The London Palladium on 11 October. Séimí Campbell directs David Hunter (Waitress), Rachel John (Hamilton), Cedric Neal (Motown) and Rachel Tucker (Come From Away) for two performances only in a return for musical theatre to West End.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 3, 2021
The acclaimed cast will include actress and presenter Preeya Kalidas as 'Margo Leadbetter', Dominic Rowan as 'Jerry Leadbetter', and Sally Tatum as 'Barbara Good', joining the previously announced actor and comedian Rufus Hound as 'Tom Good'. Also featured will be Nigel Betts and Tessa Churchard.
by Stephi Wild - 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.
by Alan Henry - Sep 27, 2018
La Jolla Playhouse has announced that Jeanna de Waal will portray the title role in its upcoming world-premiere musical Diana, by the Tony Award-winning Memphis team of Joe DiPietro (book and lyrics) and David Bryan (music and lyrics), directed by Playhouse Artistic Director and 2017 Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Tony nomineeKelly Devine. The production will run February 19 - March 31, 2019 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. The complete cast and creative team will be announced at a later date.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2019
Theatre Bay Area, one of the largest regional performing arts service organizations in North America, has announced the finalists of the 2019 TBA Awards. The sixth-annual TBA Awards Celebration will take place on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco).
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2021
The antics of the Wicksteed home are a darkly satirical merry-go-round in Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus.  Family, friends and the quest for sexual pleasures of the body (“corpus”) are the ruling passions in this farcical comedy of ill-manners. Through an escapade of mistaken identities and carnal encounters, one motto holds fast: “He whose lust lasts, lasts longest.”
by Stephi Wild - 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.
by Stephi Wild - 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.
by Stephi Wild - 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.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 18, 2020
Emmy Award® Winner Mary-Louise Parker and Emmy Award® Nominee Nick Offerman will star as Teresa Kaepernick and Rick Kaepernick, respectively, in Netflix’s limited series Colin in Black & White.
by Stephi Wild - 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.
by Julie Musbach - 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.
by A.A. Cristi - 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. 
by Julie Musbach - 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.
by Julie Musbach - 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.
by A.A. Cristi - 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.
by Stephi Wild - 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
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 18, 2019
Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love hilarious and heartbreaking. Twins are separated during a shipwreck and are forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on Olivia, who falls for Viola but is idolized by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister is it possible for this to all end well? Well, it IS a comedy!
by Leah Windahl - 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.
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.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 29, 2019
On July 1, 2019, at 7:00PM, Mightee Shero Productions will present a staged reading of Amy Berryman's The New Galileos (O'Neill Finalist 2019, Playwrights Realm Fellowship Finalist 2018, MACH 33 Science Driven Plays Semi-Finalist 2019) as part of the 2019 TRU Voices New Plays Series.
by Stephi Wild - 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.
by Stephi Wild - 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.
by A.A. Cristi - 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.
by A.A. Cristi - 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.
by Julie Musbach - 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.
by Julie Musbach - 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.
by Julie Musbach - 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.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 6, 2020
On this day, we're wishing a happy birthday to the Tony Award-winning director of Come From Away, Christopher Ashley!
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 6, 2019
On this day, we're wishing a happy birthday to the Tony Award-winning director of Come From Away, Christopher Ashley!
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 6, 2018
On this day, we're celebrating the birthday of the Tony Award-winning director of Come From Away, Christopher Ashley!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2020
A virtual production will be streamed of Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World, filmed entirely in isolation, beginning tonight, July 23!
by Stephi Wild - 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.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2020
A virtual production will be streamed of Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World, filmed entirely in isolation. Séimí Campbell directs Rachel John (Hamilton), Ramin Karimloo (Phantom of The Opera), Cedric Neal (Motown) and Rachel Tucker (Come From Away).
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2020
Initial casting has been announced for the 10th anniversary revival of Bruce Norris' seminal play Clybourne Park. Oliver Kaderbhai directs a cast including Michael Fox (Jim / Tom), Imogen Stubbs (Bev / Kathy) and Eric Underwood (Albert / Kevin). The production opens on 30 March, with previews from 25 March, and runs until 2 May.
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 22, 2020
BroadwayWorld has just learned that Rachel Tucker will return to Broadway this spring in Come From Away as Beverly Bass- a role she currently plays in the London production. Rachel will join the company on March 3, 2020.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2020
Producers Harriet Newman Leve, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner have announced a 2020 Broadway bound production of Last Summer at Bluefish Cove.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 5, 2021
Lambert Jackson Productions today announces its online lockdown production of Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World which will stream on stream.theatre for one week from 21  February. 
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2020
Full casting has been announced for the 10th anniversary revival of Bruce Norris' seminal play Clybourne Park. Oliver Kaderbhai directs Alisha Bailey (Francine/Lena), Maddy Hill (Betsy/Lindsey), Andrew Langtree (Karl/Steve), and Richard Lintern (Russ/Dan), who join the previously announced Michael Fox (Jim/Tom), Imogen Stubbs (Bev/Kathy) and Eric Underwood (Albert/Kevin). The production opens on 30 March, with previews from 25 March, and runs until 2 May.
by Julie Musbach - 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).
by A.A. Cristi - 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.   
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2021
Today's top stories: the cast of Beetlejuice in South Korea performs 'That Beautiful Sound', a look inside tech rehearsal for Pass Over, Lucy St. Louis talks The Phantom of the Opera, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2019
Today's top stories: Six is headed to Broadway!
by Stephi 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!
by Julie Musbach - 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.
by Julie Musbach - 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."
by Michael T. Mooney - Apr 5, 2019
Ayckbourn's plays have proven to have worldwide appeal, and naturally New Jersey is no exception. Although sandwiched between busy theatrical hubs New York City and Philadelphia, the New Jersey has substantially contributed to Ayckbourn's popularity with numerous productions throughout the Garden State.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 24, 2018
Leatherhead Rep Company's fantastic family show THE SECRET GARDEN Opens at the Leatherhead Theatre on Tuesday 24th April at 7pm.