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Celia Keenan-Bolger, Arnie Burton, Carson Elrod, Kristine Nielsen Set for Red Bull Theater's THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for the one night only benefit performance of Marivaux's THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE, translated by James Magruder and directed by Jesse Berger. (more...)

Dan Butler Steps in for Leslie Jordan in WARHOLCAPOTE at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) announces that Dan Butler has joined the cast of adaptor Rob Roth's new play WARHOLCAPOTE in the role of Truman Capote. He will appear with Stephen Spinella (Tony Award winner for Angels in America) who portrays artist Andy Warhol. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 4th, 2017: Bidding Farewell to THE GREAT COMET, NYC Broadway Week Kicks Off, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 4, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: We continue to bid farewell to THE GREAT COMET, NYC Broadway Week kicks off, and more! (more...)

BroadwayWorld UK Awards 2017: Gary Naylor's Nominations - Pt. 1
by Gary Naylor - Sep 20, 2017

Picking out the best of UK theatre over the past 12 months is a curious task - akin to judging avocado pears against conference pears, we're comparing like with like only in the broadest sense. So, with that necessary caveat, here are some of my nominations for the BroadwayWorld UK Awards 2017. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Announces IN CONVERSATION with Michael W. Brooks and Charles McMahon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

As part of its ongoing In Conversation Series of fascinating discussions with theater artists and special guests, Lantern Theater Company will host noted drama scholar Michael W. Brooks and Lantern Artistic Director Charles McMahon for In Conversation: The Mirror to Nature on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at approximately 4:30 p.m. (more...)

Tori Keenan-Zelt's New Play SEPH Coming to American Theatre of Actors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Do you want to grow things or kill things? As a teenage goddess, Seph lives in her family's in-between. With her mom, she makes grass grow and flowers bloom. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE SLAVES OF SOLITUDE at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Nicholas Wright's The Slaves of Solitude directed by Jonathan Kent. (more...)

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago to Stage U.S. Debut of SHAKESHAFTE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago presents the U.S. premiere of Rowan Williams's SHAKESHAFTE, a fantasia of a young Will Shakespeare meeting the Jesuit martyr Edmund Campion. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for National Youth Theatre's JEKYLL AND HYDE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Following the success of four previous West End REP Seasons, the NYT Rep Company will return to the Ambassadors Theatre for a fifth year in September with a radical new imagining of Jekyll and Hyde by Evan Placey who wrote their 2015 hit Consensual, based on the novella by Robert Louis Stevenson. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Zach Grenier Joins Red Bull Theater's THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced that Zach Grenier would join the previously announced cast for the one night only benefit performance of Marivaux's THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE, translated by James Magruder and directed by Jesse Berger. (more...)

Alice Pencavel and Paul Bedard Present DAPHNE at IRT Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Alice Pencavel and Paul Bedard will present Daphne, as part of The Arctic Group's 3B Developmental Series residency at New York's IRT Theater. (more...)

Las Vegas Philharmonic Celebrates Oktoberfest, 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The Las Vegas Philharmonic features Austro-German works in its Oktoberfest Cabrera Conducts Beethoven, Mozart & Bruckner Concert on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Starting at 6:00 PM, the Philharmonic will host its first Oktoberfest Beer Garden in The Smith Center Courtyard. Patrons will have the opportunity to sample a selection of craft beers and German-inspired hors d'oeuvres for $35 per person (reservations required). Music Director Donato Cabrera will host a pre-concert conversation in Reynolds Hall one hour prior to the performance (6:30 PM) for patrons who want to learn more about the history and meaning behind the music to be performed that evening. (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...)

First Image of Oleg Ivenko as Nureyev in Ralph Fiennes' THE WHITE CROW
by Movies News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

The first images released from the set of Ralph Fiennes' THE WHITE CROW feature actor and dancer OLEG IVENKO, (soloist with M. Jalil Tatar State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre) which is filming in Paris and at the Russian State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. (more...)

Poetic Theater Productions presents VILLAGE ORPHEUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Poetic Theater Productions has announced that it will present VILLAGE ORPHEUS, an innovative play by Mickey Bolmer and directed by Daniel Roberts, that dives into the creative counterculture of New York's postwar Greenwich Village, July 11th and July 14th at The Wild Project (195 E 3rd Street), as part of the 2017 Fresh Fruit Festival. www.poetictheater.com (more...)

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR with Michael Urie Pushes Opening at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Red Bull Theater has announced that their acclaimed production of The Government Inspector, directed by Mr. Berger, now at The Duke on 42nd Street, will transfer to New World Stages for six weeks only, beginning July 6th, one day later than originally announced. This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through August 20th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Check out Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, and More in National Theatre Live's ANGELS IN AMERICA Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The first footage of Angels in America - hailed by critics as one of the theatre shows of the year - has been released ahead of its broadcast in cinemas next month as part of National Theatre Live. Part 1 will be in cinemas on Thursday 20th July and Part 2 on Thursday 27th July. Check out photos from the broadcast below! (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast FOLLIES this November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Classic Stephen Sondheim musical Follies will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and internationally on Thursday November 16th as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

Warrior Women to Bring CORIOLANUS to Life at Shakespeare in Clark Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Now, Shakespeare in Clark Park is reimagining the Bard's work with a cast of women warrior's this summer. Directed by SCP Artistic Director Kittson O'Neill (Interact Theatre Company), Coriolanus is set to run July 26 to 30 at 7 pm in Clark Park in West Philadelphia. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Enters Final Week at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) acclaimed staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family, will close as scheduled next week, on July 16. Just 15 New York performances remain of the production. (more...)

Shocking Shakespeare? RSC Research Project Will Monitor Heart Rates at TITUS ANDRONICUS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Titus Andronicus is renowned for being Shakespeare's goriest revenge tragedy, as the body count piles up and blood fills the stage, the play poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and the morality of revenge. For the RSC's forthcoming production as part of the Rome Season and directed by Blanche McIntyre, an innovative audience research project will be conducted in collaboration with Ipsos MORI to monitor the emotional engagement of a theatre and cinema audience. With the aim of exploring two questions: Does Shakespeare still shock? And, is the emotional engagement of watching a play live at the theatre the same or different to that of watching it live at the cinema? (more...)

Russell Tovey, Mark Bonnar & More Announced For QUEERS At Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

The Old Vic today announces casting for Queers, a series of eight monologues curated by Mark Gatiss. Staged on 28 and 31 July at The Old Vic, they mark 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 began the decriminalisation process for homosexuality between men. Queers celebrates some of the most poignant, funny, tragic and riotous moments of British gay male history over the last century.  (more...)

LELA & CO Extends Into September at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

With most of the original run sold out, Steep Theatre's production of Lela & Co. has been extended through Saturday, September 2. (more...)

Brandon Gill to Star in TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET This Fall at Roundabout
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the first new play of Roundabout Underground's expanded 2017-2018 season, the world-premiere production of Too Heavy For Your Pocket by Jireh Breon Holder, directed by Margot Bordelon, and featuring Eboni Flowers (Evelyn Brandon), Hampton Fluker (Tony Carter), Brandon Gill (Bowzie Brandon) and Nneka Okafor (Sally-Mae Carter). (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...)

Benedict Cumberbatch's HAMLET Returns to Cinemas this October with National Theatre Live
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Benedict Cumberbatch plays the title role in Shakespeare's Hamlet, which returns to cinemas around the UK on Thursday 5th October as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

Rebel Kat Productions presents CORIOLANUS: Fight Like A Bitch
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

To live like a legend... sometimes you have to fight like a bitch. The country is at war, and the Senate cannot keep the peace within its own walls--- let alone on the battlefield. Enter Coriolanus: the country's most famous badass warrior. She returns home to face the greatest battle yet: to win the love of the people & run for office--- or face the dangerous consequences of defying society's expectations. (more...)

CORIOLANUS: FIGHT LIKE A BITCH Will Play 12th Avenue Arts Mainstage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

To live like a legend... sometimes you have to fight like a bitch. The country is at war, and the Senate cannot keep the peace within its own walls--- let alone on the battlefield. Enter Coriolanus: the country's most famous badass warrior. She returns home to face the greatest battle yet: to win the love of the people & run for office--- or face the dangerous consequences of defying society's expectations. (more...)

Poetic Theater Productions presents VILLAGE ORPHEUS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

After two sold out performances and rave reviews, Poetic Theater Productions has announced that it will present a special encore performance of VILLAGE ORPHEUS, an innovative play by Mickey Bolmer and directed by Daniel Roberts, that dives into the creative counterculture of New York's postwar Greenwich Village, Sunday, July 23 at 7:30PM at The Wild Project (195 E 3rd Street), as part of the 2017 Fresh Fruit Festival. www.poetictheater.com (more...)


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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...)

Reginald Andre Jackson Stars in a Dynamic Staging of HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Director Robin Lynn Smith and a seasoned company including Seattle theatre veterans Reginald Andre Jacskon (Hamlet), Mary Ewald (Gertrude), Sunam Ellis (Horatio), Shawn Belyea (Claudius) and Peter Dylan O'Connor (Laertes) brings HAMLET to stirring life with live music composted by Kultur Shock member Srdjan "Gino" Yevdjevich and movement by Butoh dancer Vanessa Skantze. (more...)

Casting, Dates Set for Alan Ayckbourn's New Play THE DIVIDE at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Old Vic today gives a sneak preview of what's to come in 2018 at The Old Vic during its bicentenary. The Divide, a new play by Alan Ayckbourn, will open at The Old Vic on 3 February 2018 with previews from 30 January 2018, following its premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival this summer. (more...)

Works by Arthur Kopit & Dael Orlandersmith Set for Red Bull's 2017 Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced that their seventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes will feature two brand new commissions from Dael Orlandersmith and Arthur Kopit, alongside six brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country.  (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...)

Lantern Theater Company presents Philadelphia Premiere of RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Lantern Theater Company will launch its 24th season with the regional premiere of Red Velvet, Lolita Chakrabarti's stirring play based on the true story of 19th century actor Ira Aldridge, who made history as the first African-American actor to portray Othello in 1833 London. Longtime Lantern artistic collaborator Peter DeLaurier will direct a cast that includes Tony Award nominee Forrest McClendon as Ira Aldridge, with David Bardeen, Damon Bonetti, Liz Filios, Adam Hammet, David Pica, Ebony Pullum, and Lauren Sowa. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to attend opening night on Wednesday, September 13 at 7 p.m. A full schedule is included in the fact sheet below. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company to Present Philadelphia Premiere of RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Lantern Theater Company will launch its 24th season with the regional premiere of Red Velvet, Lolita Chakrabarti's stirring play based on the true story of 19th century actor Ira Aldridge, who made history as the first African-American actor to portray Othello in 1833 London. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for National Youth Theatre REP Company's OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Following the success of four previous West End REP Seasons, the NYT Rep Company will return to the Ambassadors Theatre for a fifth year in September with a brand new female-led adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde exploring women's roles and rights in Victorian society, by Evan Placey who wrote their 2015 hit Consensual. The second REP show, which marks an exciting new collaboration, will see NYT present Frantic Assembly's award-winning modern-day Othello under the direction of Frantic's Associate Director Simon Pittman. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

To The Elephant & Unfolds Theatre Present Coriolanus this September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Where does justice lie when a people rise up in democratic protest, but that protest becomes violent? (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...)

THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN to Present the 2017 lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Today Nica Burns, Director of the Awards revealed that the League of Gentlemen, who won the award for Best Comedy Show 20 years ago are flying specially  to Edinburgh  to join 2016 lastminute.com Best Comedy Show winner Richard Gadd to present this year's awards. (more...)

Shakespeare, Musicals, Premieres and More to Explore Free Will at Stratford Festival in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

For the Stratford Festival's 2018 season, Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has chosen 12 productions that explore the theme of Free Will. (more...)

The FRINGE-y 5: DIEGO GOMEZ On Being Led to The Fringe
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 2, 2017

It's the most wonderful time of the year for Nashville's theater community: 2017 Sideshow Fringe Festival opened last Thursday night with #ThrowbackThursdayLive! and a weekend jam-packed with offering for the most adventurous of theater-goers and as the action gears back up for another full calendar of events week, we pick back up with more FRINGE-y 5 interviews. Today, our spotlight focuses on Diego Gomez, an actor/writer/musician who is an integral part of 2017 Sidewhow Fringe Festival as writer of The Backpack, an original script performed last weekend, and as an actor in this week's Marian, Or (The True Story of Robin Hood). (more...)

Final Eight Performers Announced for SCRIBBLE at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The final eight performers who will take to the stage of the Assembly Roxy Theatre to perform the supporting role of Scribble for the last week of the Edinburgh Fringe have been announced. (more...)

Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ellie Bamber, and More Join Donmar Warehouse's THE LADY FROM THE SEA, Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announced full casting for Elinor Cook's new version of Ibsen's masterpiece The Lady from the Sea. As previously announced Nikki Amuka-Bird will play Ellida, and she is joined by Ellie Bamber, Jake Fairbrother, Jim Findley, Jonny Holden, Finbar Lynch, Tom McKay and Helena Wilson. (more...)

LELA & CO Extends Again at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

This summer's runaway hit is Steep Theatre's Lela & Co. This powerful U.S. premiere will run through September 16. Steep is adding eight new chances to hear Lela's passionately told story of resilience and hope in the face of overwhelming adversity, featuring Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel and Chris Chmelik, whose performances have been described as 'stunning,' 'fantastic,' and 'extraordinary empathetic.' (more...)

CORIOLANUS: FIGHT LIKE A BITCH Announces Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

To live like a legend... sometimes you have to fight like a bitch. The country is at war, and the Senate cannot keep the peace within its own walls--- let alone on the battlefield. Enter Coriolanus: the country's most famous badass warrior. She returns home to face the greatest battle yet: to win the love of the people & run for office--- or face the dangerous consequences of defying society's expectations. Coriolanus, the rarely produced play by William Shakespeare about politics, power, and pride, is packed with daring physical combat and deliciously vicious language. (more...)

Cast Set for Tectonic Theater Project's UNCOMMON SENSE, A New Play About Living with Autism
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Tectonic Theater Project has announced casting for the New York premiere of Uncommon Sense, a new play about living on the autism spectrum, which the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture presents for five weeks only, October 25 to November 26, at The Sheen Center's Loreto Theater (18 Bleecker Street, NYC). The work is written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Andy Paris under the artistic direction of Tectonic's founder, Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for New Production of THE CARETAKER at Bristol Old Vic this Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Bristol Old Vic and Royal & Derngate, Northampton have announced the full cast for The Caretaker which will begin rehearsals today. (more...)

Cast Complete for London Transfer of TROUBLE IN MIND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Today, Print Room at the Coronet announced the full cast for the London transfer of Alice Childress' Trouble in Mind. (more...)

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