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Andre De Shields Will Star in Robert O'Hara's MANKIND at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for Mankind, the world premiere of a new play written and directed by two-time Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara (Bootycandy, Bella: An American Tall Tale at Playwrights; Barbecue, In the Continuum, The Brother/Sister Plays). (more...)

Royal Court's HANGMEN Casts U.S. Premiere at Atlantic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the US premiere of the Olivier Award-winning Royal Court Theatre production of Hangmen, written by Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh and directed by Olivier Award nominee Matthew Dunster. (more...)

Chase What Flies to Explore Personhood & Power in RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Fresh from their celebrated and sold-out run of Cymbeline last November, LA's newest classical theatre ensemble, Chase What Flies, presents William Shakespeare's RICHARD the SECOND, a timely tale of misrule and rebellion, performed at Hollywood's Studio/Stage Theatre, November 17th-December 3rd. (more...)

TFANA Launches 2017-18 Season with Physical Theater Double-Bill
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) begins its 2017-18 season with Marcel + The Art of Laughter, a double bill of comic one-acts featuring renowned physical theatre artists Jos Houben and Marcello Magni, whom the Guardian has deemed 'two of contemporary theatre's greatest clowns.' (more...)

RED VELVET Begins Rehearsals At Chicago Shakespeare Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) begins rehearsals next week for the stirring drama Red Velvet, staged by Broadway and Chicago director Gary Griffin and starring celebrated Shakespearean actor Dion Johnstone. (more...)

DVR Alert: Tony Winner Michael Cerveris Guests on GOTHAM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris will guest star as 'Professor Pyg' on the 'A Dark Knight: Hog Day Afternoon' episode of GOTHAM airing tonight, Oct. 26 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Tony Winner Michael Cerveris Guests on GOTHAM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris will guest star as 'Professor Pyg' on the 'A Dark Knight: Hog Day Afternoon'? episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, Oct. 26 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Get a first look below! (more...)

Peter Dewhurst, Henry Felix, and More Join TAILOR-MADE MAN; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Final casting is announced today for 25th anniversary production in London of The Tailor-Made Man, the powerful true story about the Hollywood studio system and its hypocrisy and the star who gave up everything for the man he loved. (more...)

Rebecca Taichman, Anne Kauffman & More Selected as Roundabout Artists in Residence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced its 2017-18 Artists in Residence. 'I started the Artists in Residence program about 25 years ago to provide artistic and financial support to early-career artists, giving them a theatre to call home and to provide peace of mind for a sustainable career,' says Roundabout Artistic Director Todd Haimes. 'Over the years, this program has evolved to include playwrights, mid-career directors and even an entire young company. And while these residencies have allowed us to help cultivate the next generations of theatre leaders, these artists have also become invaluable to me and our audiences, invigorating this institution with fresh voices.' (more...)

EPISODES' John Pankow to Guest Star on NBC's CHICAGO P.D.
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Seattle (more...)

Yale Rep to Present Nambi E. Kelley's Stage Adaptation of NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre presents NATIVE SON, the critically acclaimed new play by Nambi E. Kelley adapted from the iconic American novel by Richard Wright, directed by Seret Scott, November 24 December 16 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, November 30. (more...)

Broadway-Bound CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Aaron Tveit, Lora Lee Gayer & More Among 2017 Berkshire Theatre Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

The Berkshire Theatre Critics Association has announced the nominees for the Second Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards, known colloquially as The Berkies. (more...)

Photo Flash: TIME ALONE Opening Night Red Carpet - Los Angeles Theatre Center
by Maeve Riley - Oct 19, 2017

Belle R ve Theatre Company presents its inaugural production Time Alone a World Premiere by Alessandro Camon starring Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins and Alex Hernandez, at Theatre 2, Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S Spring Street Los Angeles, now to October 29. (more...)

John Leguizamo Returns to Broadway in LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Emmy winner John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown) is making his highly-anticipated return to Broadway this fall in his original one-man comedic play LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS, direct from his acclaimed engagements at The Public Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theater. (more...)

The Shakespeare Project Of Chicago Announces 2017-18 Theatrical Reading Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago announces the lineup for its 2017-18 Theatrical Reading Season, featuring two beloved Shakespearean comedies, one of his rarely seen tragedies and a work by Shakespeare's contemporary Thomas Middleton. (more...)

TCG to Honor Mother and Daughter Phylicia & Condola Rashad at 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced that its 2017 Gala Evening will honor the award-winning artistry and ground-breaking careers of mother and daughter Phylicia Rashad and Condola Rashad. This year's gala will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017 at New York's Espace (635 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Debra Whitfield's FIRE, About Triangle Waist Company Disaster, Premieres Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Chatillion Stage Company presents the world premiere of the new play FIRE written by Debra Whitfield (Duck Sauce Can Be Dangerous). (more...)

THE KING AND I Tour to Waltz Into the Fabulous Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

The first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE KING AND I, will play the Fabulous Fox Theatre from Tuesday, November 28 to Sunday, December 10. (more...)

CHALK (A SILENT COMEDY) Begins Today at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2017

'If everything you drew became real, where would your imagination take you?' A playful and poignant homage to classic silent-film era comedians, Chalk invites audiences into a hand-drawn world where imagination is made real and anything can happen. Charlie Chaplin meets Harold and the Purple Crayon in this family-friendly physical comedy guaranteed to 'Draw You In.' (more...)

4thU Artivists to Present WRITING ON THE WALL for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

4thU Artivists, a NYC-based creative nonprofit, announces their Fall 2017 performance, Writing on the Wall, which will raise funding and awareness to help end violence against women and girls. To date, they have raised over $110,000 for numerous organizations. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Sheffield Theatres' Production of THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announced the full cast for his Christmas production of The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

Photo Flash: MOJADA: A MEDEA IN LOS ANGELES Brings New Light to Immigrant Experience
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of Luis Alfaro's Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles comes to The Armory after a triumphant six-month run in Ashland. (more...)

Zoe Maltby's New Play MY PARENTS ARE HERE TONIGHT Premieres Tonight at Access Theatre Gallery Space
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Three Girls and a Boat presents 'my parents are here tonight' a new play by Zoe Maltby premiering at the Access Theater from tonight, October 12, through October 21, 2017. (more...)

Cast Complete for Fiasco's TWELFTH NIGHT at Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle and Executive Producer Jeff Griffin, will present Fiasco Theater's TWELFTH NIGHT, by William Shakespeare, beginning performances Wednesday, November 29 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through Saturday, January 6. The official press opening is Thursday, December 14. (more...)

Ben Edelman and Max Wolkowitz to Star in THE CHOSEN at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre presents The Chosen, adapted by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok from the novel by Potok, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, from November 22 through December 17. (more...)

Reg Rogers-Led AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE Opens Tonight at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2017-18 season with An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, newly translated from the Norwegian by Paul Walsh, directed by James Bundy, now through October 28 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is tonight, October 12. (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Extends Its Run For The Second Time
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Underbelly Productions has today confirmed the new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe, will extend its run at The Marble Arch Theatre until Saturday 24TH March 2018. (more...)

Michael Urie-Led HAMLET Finds Full Cast at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) announces the cast and creative team for Hamlet, directed by STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn and featuring acclaimed actor Michael Urie as the tortured Danish prince. Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedy will run January 16-February 25, 2018 at Sidney Harman Hall. (more...)

First TRANS* VOICES CABARET to Play The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Transgender performer and producer Donnie Cianciotto brings together a cast of huge voices and personalities for the first installment of Trans* Voices Cabaret in the heart of the village at The Duplex on Saturday, November 25th 2017 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Kate Hamill's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Extends Off-Broadway; Previews Start Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Primary Stages announces a three-week extension for Pride and Prejudice, adapted by and featuring Kate Hamill (Bedlam's Sense and Sensibility) and directed by Amanda Dehnert (Richard III), in a co-production with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF). (more...)

Second Round Titles Announced For The Shakespeare's New Contemporaries Project
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

From June 1 - August 1, 2018, the American Shakespeare Center (ASC) will seek plays that are inspired by and in conversation with Othello; Henry IV, Part 2; Cymbeline; and A Midsummer Night's Dream for the second round of the Shakespeare's New Contemporaries (SNC) Project. The SNC Project, announced earlier this year, strives to inspire the world's most talented playwrights to compose original works that serve as partner plays to Shakespeare's classics. (more...)

Photo Coverage: COMPANY & HELLO DOLLY Tie For Best Musical at Berkshire Theatre Critics Awards
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 7, 2017

Critics J. Peter Bergman and Macey Levin once again hosted the ceremony, which saw top honors for Best Play go to the Berkshire Theatre Group's production of David Auburn's Lost Lake, and a tie between Barrington Stage Company's production of Stephen Sondheim's Company and the Mac-Haydn Theatre's production of Hello, Dolly! for Best Musical. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, November 6- Happy Birthday, Michael Cerveris!
by Stage Tube - Nov 6, 2017

Today we celebrated the birthday of Broadway favorite, Michael Cerveris! (more...)

Lifeline Announces Six New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Lifeline Theatre is proud to announce six new members of its artistic ensemble: Bilal Dardai, Andr s Enriquez, Diane D. Fairchild, Anthony Kayer, Martel Manning, and Michael McKeogh. Lifeline's ensemble determines the company's artistic programming and provides leadership, support, and counsel in the play development process. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief November 6th, 2017: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Begins Previews and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Nov 6, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS begins previews and more! (more...)

Edward Watts Goes Green in 'THE GRINCH', Beginning Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

The Old Globe presents its 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!* The holiday musical will run tonight, November 4, through December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

A.R.T. Announces Bedlam's SENSE & SENSIBILITY Casting
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, is pleased to present Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility. Written by Kate Hamill based on the novel by Jane Austen and directed by Eric Tucker, performances of the production recognized by The New York Times as having an audaciously high energy level will begin on Sunday, December 10, 2017, and continue through Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, in Cambridge. (more...)

Will Pullen, Erica Pappas and More Set for THE FRIDGE PLAYS at Bridge Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Two cutting-edge one-acts, two playwrights, two directors, five actors, one fridge. Straight from a sold-out run in NYC, 'The Fridge Plays' - Daniel Talbott's 'Nick and Zoe', directed by Shira-Lee Shalit and Steve McMahon's 'sad indie love song', directed by Benjamin Viertel - hit Catskill's intimate Bridge Street Theatre stage like a punch to the gut for two performances on Friday and Saturday, December 1st and 2nd, at 7:30pm. (more...)

Capitalism Onstage! Meet the Full Company of JUNK, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Nov 2, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater presents Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes, opening tonight, November 2, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief November 16th, 2017 - 'SCHOOL GIRLS', THE MAD ONES and HOT MESS Open Off-Broadway!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 16, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY opens tonight at MCC Theater and more! (more...)

Stage Left Theatre to Present Chicago Premiere of INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Stage Left Theatre announces the upcoming Chicago premiere of Insurrection: Holding History, written by Robert O'Hara and directed by Wardell Julius Clark. (more...)

Ben Edelman, Andrew Garman, Jessica Hecht and More to Star in Joshua Harmon's ADMISSIONS at LCT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ben Edelman, Andrew Garman, Jessica Hecht, Dana Ivey, and Sally Murphy will be featured in its upcoming production of ADMISSIONS, a new play by Joshua Harmon, directed by Daniel Aukin. (more...)

Papatango Announces Tour Dates for the World Premiere of Sam Potter's HANNA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Papatango announces the full tour dates for the world premi re of Sam Potter's Hanna which she wrote as part of her residency with the company the play is also published by Nick Hern Books. Directed by the company's Artistic Director George Turvey and starring Sophie Khan Levy, Hanna opens at the Arcola Theatre on 5 January 2018, with previews from 3 January, and runs until 20 January ahead of a 10-venue national tour to Cheltenham, Oxford, Canterbury, Bedford, Luton, Exeter, Mold, Liverpool, Greenwich and Cardiff. (more...)

Cast Announced for UK Premiere of BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at The Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

The legendary Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson will be played by James Taylor and Patrick Robinson in the UK premiere of playwright Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. (more...)

BWW Review: CYMBELINE at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre
by Michael Hogge - Nov 14, 2017

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Patrick Page to Return as 'Scrooge' in A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for the 26th annual production of A Musical Christmas Carol, December 8-23 at the Byham Theater. Broadway veteran and Pittsburgh CLO alum Patrick Page returns to lead the cast in his second year as Ebenezer Scrooge. (more...)

BWW Review: CYMBELINE at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre
by Michael Hogge - Nov 13, 2017

There is a crisis in the kingdom of early English monarch Cymbeline during the Roman period. (more...)

En Garde Arts Launches UNDOCUMENTED At Joe's Pub, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

En Garde Arts, the company behind acclaimed recent works including Wilderness and Basetrack Live, is pleased to announce its timely new project, Undocumented. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company's 40th Anniversary Season Is A Success
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Shakespeare & Company is excited to announce a very successful 40th Anniversary Season. Between May and October 2017, the Company sold more tickets per performance than during any other period of its 40-year history. The full run of The Tempest, which inaugurated the newly constructed outdoor Roman Garden Theatre, was at capacity. To meet popular demand, the Company added performances to 4000 Miles, Intimate Apparel, and God of Carnage. (more...)

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