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BWW Review: CYRANO DE BERGERAC, Tramway, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Sep 7, 2018

The hugely romantic Cyrano de Bergerac is given a Caledonian heart in a new production of Edwin Morgan's Scots translation that's brimming with Glaswegian patter. This production receives the classic Dominic Hill treatment (The Rivals, The Libertine), with stunning costumes from Scots fashion designer Pam Hogg and design from Tom Piper that's sure to embody a truly Scottish celebration. (more...)

A New Production Of Saint-Saens's Samson ET DALILA Opens The Metropolitan Opera's 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera will open its 134th  season on Monday, September 24, with a new production of Saint-Saens's biblical tragedy Samson et Dalila, conducted by Sir Mark Elder and starring El?na Garan?a and Roberto Alagna, last seen together at the Met in acclaimed performances of Bizet's Carmen. Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest opposite Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimelech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the Old Hebrew. Making his Met debut, Tony Award-winner Darko Tresnjak directs the first new Met production of the opera in 20 years.  The opening performance will be simulcast live to Times Square, and the October 20 matinee will be seen throughout the world, as part of The Met: Live in HD series. (more...)

Writers Theatre Presents The World Premiere Of WITCH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents the World Premiere of Witch, written by Jen Silverman, inspired by The Witch of Edmonton by Rowley, Dekker & Ford. Witch, directed by Marti Lyons, runs September 26 - December 16, 2018 in the Gillian Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Round Off 2018 With The World's Best Theatre, Opera, Ballet at Fugard Bioscope
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2018

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Laguna Playhouse Continues Season with THE SEAFARER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE presents the third show in its 98th season with the perfect show for Halloween, the Tony Nominated Best Play, THE SEAFARER (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals For Goodspeed's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Go inside rehearsals for Goodspeed Musicals' The Drowsy Chaperone. Check out rehearsal photos below! (more...)

Huntington Announces Casting For MAN IN THE RING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The colorful and complex true story of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith is told in Man in the Ring, a new play written by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cristofer, directed by Michael Greif, and presented by the Huntington Theatre Company from Nov. 16 to Dec. 22, 2018 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.  Imbued with the warmth of Griffith's character and the joyful music of his childhood home, Man in the Ring chronicles Griffith's sweeping life story, from his humble beginnings in the Virgin Islands to his passionate love affairs and the tragedy that changed his life. (more...)

A New Perspective on HAMLET Comes to Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

An interactive retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet comes to Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater in Gravedigger's Tale, October 19-28. Performances are 7:30 pm Friday & Saturday, and 2 pm Sunday. (more...)

Hub Theatre Co Announces PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Hub Theatre Company of Boston will close its critically acclaimed sixth season with the five-time Tony Award-winning play Peter and The Starcatcher by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. The show will be directed by award winning local favorite Sarah Gazdowicz, with music direction by Bethany Aiken (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet The Cast of THE HEART OF ROCK & ROLL at The Old Globe, Starring Matt Doyle and Katie Rose Clarke
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2018

Get a first look at the cast of The Heart of Rock and Roll, the new musical featuring songs by Huey Lewis and the News. The musical is making its world premiere at The Old Globe in San Diego. (more...)

Huey Lewis Talks Bringing His Music to the Stage in THE HEART OF ROCK & ROLL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2018

The Heart of Rock & Roll, inspired by the music of Huey Lewis and the News, is making its world premiere at The Old Globe in San Diego, led by Broadway's Matt Doyle and Katie Rose Clarke. Huey Lewis himself chatted with The San Diego Union-Tribune about bringing his music to the stage.  (more...)

Swift Creek Mill Theatre Announces Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Swift Creek Mill Theatre has announced its 2018 - 2019 Season. Season Ticket Packages Are On Sale Now Starting At $95. Individual Tickets Go On Sale June 1 (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre Company Announces The Second Extension Of 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces an extension of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas adapted by David Kersnar and Althos Low, from the books by Jules Verne, directed by Ensemble Member David Kersnar. Due to high ticket demand, additional dates, August 30 - September 9, 2018, have been added. 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas plays at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. This marks the second and final extension of the production. (more...)

Primary Stages Announces Casting For FINAL FOLLIES And DOWNSTAIRS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Primary Stages (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director; Casey Childs, Founder) is proud to announce complete casting today for the first two productions of their 2018/19 season: Final Follies, by A.R. Gurney (Love Letters, Sylvia, Black Tie at Primary Stages) and directed by David Saint (Clever Little Lies), and Downstairs by Theresa Rebeck ("Smash," Dead Accounts, Poor Behavior at Primary Stages), directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt (What We're Up Against). All performances will take place at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St, New York, NY, 10014). (more...)

The Brick Presents HAMLET: WHAT DREAMS MAY COME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

Created in collaboration between Drama Desk award-winning playwright Adam Mathias and Bakerloo Theatre Project Artistic Director William Addis, this stunning, fast-paced, four person adaptation uses Shakespeare's text in a post-modern exploration of the English language's most enigmatic anti-hero. In the instant following his death, Hamlet awakens in a surreal dreamscape and must replay the pivotal moments of his tragedy with the help of his mother, his friend, and his love. (more...)

Standing Room Only and Graceful Productions Present Staged Reading of New Musical CALVIN BERGER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

Standing Room Only and Graceful Productions have announced a staged reading of the new musical Calvin Berger at the Hudson Backstage Theatre in Hollywood. With book, music, and lyrics by Barry Wyner and directed by Ovation Award-winner Richard Israel, the Calvin Berger staged reading will be presented on Friday, August 10, and Saturday, August 11, at 8pm and Sunday, August 12, at 7pm. The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Grace Kaufman, Julia Lester, Jason Eric Testa, and one more actor to be announced. The musical director is Anthony Lucca.           (more...)

Brendan Coyle To Star In New Production Of Conor McPherson's ST NICHOLAS In The Donmar Warehouse's Dryden Street Studio Space
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

The Donmar Warehouse presents St Nicholas, a chilling one-man play by Conor McPherson, directed by Simon Evans and starring Brendan Coyle. This is the first time McPherson and Coyle have collaborated since The Weir, for which both received Olivier Awards. The performances will take place at the Donmar's intimate studio space at 3 Dryden Street from Monday 10 September - Friday 5 October 2018, and from Tuesday 9 October - Sunday 14 October 2018 at the Smock Alley Theatre, as part of Dublin Theatre Festival, which will be the play's Irish premiere. Tickets for London performances will be allocated via a ballot, which is open for entries by signing up to the Donmar's Newsletter or KLAXON email lists at donmarwarehouse.com. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre Presents CYRANO DE BURGERSHACK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

ClubTLT is pleased to present their summer performance of Cyrano de Burgershack, directed by Jennifer Niehaus-Rivers.     (more...)

Casting Announced For ALL YOU NEED IS LSD At The Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Following the announcement that Leo Butler's new play All You Need Is LSD will run at the Belgrade Theatre 15-17 November, full casting for the world premiere tour has now been revealed. (more...)

Matt Doyle and Katie Rose Clarke to Lead The Old Globe's THE HEART OF ROCK & ROLL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

The Old Globe today announced casting as its 2018-2019 Season kicks off with the world premiere of The Heart of Rock & Roll, inspired by the music of Huey Lewis and the News. (more...)

Rattlestick Announces Chant Bank's RESISTANCE JAMBOREE Featuring Lisa Kron
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER in partnership with CHANT BANK and ST. JOHN'S IN THE VILLAGE is pleased to announce RESISTANCE JAMBOREE taking place on July 22, 2018 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at St. John's in the Village (218 West 11th St). (more...)

13th Street Rep's BEFORE WE'RE GONE Continues Through August 5th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Before We're Gone, a new play about love and second chances by the award-winning playwright Jerry Small, continues performances at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre for a limited run (21 Performances) through August 5th. (more...)

BWW Review: Gloucester Stage Presents N.E. Premiere of CYRANO
by Nancy Grossman - Jul 17, 2018

Timeless tale re-imagined with contemporary spin by Jason O'Connell and Brenda Withers. Jeremiah Kissel makes GSC debut in title role opposite Andrea Goldman, under the direction of Artistic Director Robert Walsh. (more...)

Meredith Hansen to Appear As Featured Soloist In Boston Landmark Orchestra's Verdi Requiem
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Roslindale resident Meredith Hansen, a native of Cohasset, has been selected as featured soprano soloist for Boston Landmark Orchestra's performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Messa da Requiem at the Charles River Esplanade Hatch Shell on August 1, 7 pm in Boston. (more...)

Goodspeed Adds 8 Performances Of CYRANO Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Led by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Peter Dinklage as Cyrano alongside film actress Haley Bennett as Roxanne and film and TV actor Blake Jenner as Christian, the cast of this bold new musical includes Tom Riis Farrell, Damon J. Gillespie, Patrick Kerr, Laith Nakli, Gayle Samuels, Claire Saunders and Charlie Thurston. (more...)

Benjamin Eakeley Returns With BROADWAY SWINGER, VOLUME 2 At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW - Broadway's Supper Club - will present the return of BENJAMIN EAKELEY and his jazz band in an encore performance of his acclaimed solo concert "BROADWAY SWINGER, VOLUME 2" on Tuesday, August 14 at 7:00 PM. "BROADWAY SWINGER, VOLUME 2," which chronicles the birth of swing music in the 1930s and the rise of the big bands that lifted American spirits out of the Great Depression, features timeless standards by Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern and other greats who established the 1930s as the Golden Age of American Songwriting. (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Shares the Trailer for Upcoming Rom-Com SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

High school is hard. Dating is harder. But finding yourself? That's the hardest. (more...)

WOODY SEZ Brings Guthrie's Music to People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Four wildly talented actor-musicians deliver a toe-tapping, hand-clapping, sing-along summer experience for all generations in Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie, back by popular demand at People's Light. Folk revolutionary Guthrie showed you can strum a revolution with joy. Current troubadour David M. Lutken and friends celebrate the fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes tragic life of the legend who inspired Dylan, Springsteen, DiFranco, and an entire songwriting tradition. Featuring 15 instruments, 25 songs, and comprised almost entirely of Guthrie's own words, Woody Sez runs August 1-26 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage in Malvern. (more...)

Lookingglass To Extend 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces an extension of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas adapted by David Kersnar and Althos Low, from the books by Jules Verne, directed by Ensemble Member David Kersnar. Due to high ticket demand, additional dates, August 22 - 26, 2018, have been added. 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas plays at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Winner Of 2018 Emerging Stars Competition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

San Francisco Opera announces the winner of the 2018 Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Emerging Stars Competition. Brazilian tenor Atalla Ayan, who made his Company debut as Alfredo in Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata last fall, was named “2018 Emerging Star of the Year” based on a popular vote conducted online at sfopera.com from July 9–July 31, 2018. As winner of the competition, now in its third year, Ayan receives a $10,000 cash prize. (more...)

New York City's On the Quays Will Present STOP/OVER As Part Of Dublin Fringe Fest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

On The Quays, a New York City based production company aimed at producing works that promote inclusivity, has announced it will present the world premiere production of Gary Duggan's STOP/OVER, a swift new play about rekindled friendship, as part of the 2018 Dublin Fringe Festival. Directed by Nicola Murphy, and supported by The Arts Council of Ireland,FringeLab, and The Lir Academy, The Production will run September 12th-23rd on the third floor of The Chocolate Factory (26 Kings Inn Street). (more...)

Blake Jenner Joins the Cast of Netflix Social Thriller WHAT / IF
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

Blake Jenner has joined the cast of Netflix's WHAT/IF. Jenner will play Sean. He joins previously announced Renée Zellweger and Jane Levy. (more...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents Ken Ludwig's SHERWOOD: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

The tale of Robin Hood is part of our collective mythology. Robin Hood is a nobleman who leaves behind his life of privilege to stand up for those in society who cannot. He is joined by a band of merry men and Maid Marian as he robs from the rich to give to the poor. But how well do we really know this legendary folk hero and what moves him? The legend of Robin Hood is one of the original resistance stories, and one man's awakening to the injustices of his society. In Ken Ludwig's frolicking, funny retelling, he's not a perfect man at all, but perfectly imperfect and surrounded by a colorful cast of characters who help challenge and shape his ideals. (more...)

Andy Nyman Will Lead Trevor Nunn's Production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Andy Nyman will lead the company as Tevye in its major revival of one of the world's most-beloved musicals of all time, Fiddler on the Roof, in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. The production opens on 5 December, with previews from 23 November, and runs until 9 March. Booking is open for supporters of the Menier with public booking opening on 5 September. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For MRS DALLOWAY at Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

Arcola Theatre and Forward Arena today announce the full cast for Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway, a new adaptation by Hal Coase. Thomas Bailey, co-Artistic Director of Forward Arena, directs Emma D'Arcy (Rezia), Sean Jackson (Peter), Clare Lawrence Moody (Sally), Clare Perkins (Clarissa) and Guy Rhys (Septimus). The production opens at Arcola Theatre on 1 October, with previews from 25 September and runs until 20 October. (more...)

VIDEO: Matt Doyle, Katie Rose Clarke, and the Cast of THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL at The Old Globe Perform Songs From the Musical
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2018

The Heart of Rock & Roll, inspired by the music of Huey Lewis and the News, is making its world premiere at the Old Globe in San Diego. NBC San Diego gave a preview of the show, including performances by Broadway vets Matt Doyle, Katie Rose Clarke, and more. Check out the video below! (more...)

CYRANO, Starring Peter Dinklage, Begins Run at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Casting of Goodspeed Musicals' Cyrano is complete. Film and TV actor Blake Jenner will play Christian. He joins previously announced Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Peter Dinklage, who will play Cyrano alongside film actress Haley Bennett as Roxanne in this bold new musical. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre Presents CYRANO DE BURGERSHACK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

ClubTLT is pleased to present their summer performance of Cyrano de Burgershack, directed by Jennifer Niehaus-Rivers.     (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: 90 Plays, 80 Films, and Lots of Stories- Catch Up with Stage and Screen Great- F. Murray Abraham
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 26, 2018

From his current gig as black ops specialist Dar Adal on Showtime's Homeland, to Cyrano, Shylock, Salieri and more, stage and screen star F. Murray Abraham's career has spanned over five decades, 90 plays and 80 films. Below, the 2018 Emmy nominee chats about some of his favorite roles, how he got into acting in the first place, and so much more.  (more...)

The Citizens Theatre Will Hold 50p Ticket Sale For CYRANO DE BERGERAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

The Citizens Theatre will host their first ever 50p ticket sale at Tramway, offering bargain hunting fans cut price tickets for Cyrano de Bergerac, a co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look at Peter Dinklage and More in CYRANO at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at CYRANO at Goodspeed! Check out all new photos below! Led by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Peter Dinklage as Cyrano alongside film actress Haley Bennett as Roxanne and film and TV actor Blake Jenner as Christian, the cast of this bold new musical includes Tom Riis Farrell, Damon J. Gillespie, Patrick Kerr, Laith Nakli, Gayle Samuels, Claire Saunders and Charlie Thurston. (more...)

Casting Complete For Staged Reading Of CALVIN BERGER At Hudson Backstage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

Standing Room Only and Graceful Productions have announced a staged reading of the new musical Calvin Berger at the Hudson Backstage Theatre in Hollywood. With book, music, and lyrics by Barry Wyner and directed by Ovation Award-winner Richard Israel, the Calvin Berger staged reading will be presented on Friday, August 10, and Saturday, August 11, at 8pm and Sunday, August 12, at 7pm. The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Joshua Bassett, Grace Kaufman, Julia Lester, and Jason Eric Testa. The musical director is Anthony Lucca. (more...)

NAPOLEON By Stanley Kubrick To Be Presented For The First Time On Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

NAPOLEON by Stanley Kubrick (The Greatest Movie Never Made) to be presented for the first time adapted for the stage by David Serero starring as Napoleon (more...)

TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE is Now Available on Netflix
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE launches globally on Netflix Friday, August 17th. (more...)

Trevor Nunn Will Stage London Revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces a major revival of one of the world's most-beloved musicals of all time, Fiddler on the Roof in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. The production opens on 5 December, with previews from 23 November, and runs until 9 March. Booking opens for supporters of the Menier on 28 August, with public booking on 5 September. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience Presents THE EMPEROR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Theatre for a New Audience kicks off its 2018-2019 season with the U.S. premiere of The Emperor, featuring virtuosic shape-shifting actor Kathryn Hunter and Ethiopian musician Temesgen Zeleke, founder of Krar Collective. Walter Meierjohann directs this parable about power in decline-an adaptation by Colin Teevan of Ryszard Kapuscinski's celebrated and controversial 1978 book of the same title, about the downfall of Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie. (more...)

BWW Interview: NBC RISE's Damon J. Gillespie On His Role In The New Musical CYRANO at Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - Aug 13, 2018

It is an instantly recognizable story. Skilled writer and romantic Cyrano de Bergerac crafts beautiful prose but can't let himself be loved due to insecurities about his looks. This classic story is being brought to life in a new and exciting way at the Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre with music by members of the Grammy Award-winning band, The National, and a stellar cast and creative team. Playing the character of Le Bret is Damon J. Gillespie who is just off a starring role on the TV show Rise. I had the pleasure of speaking with Damon and learning about his experience with this new twist on a classic tale. (more...)

Artistic Director Tim Carroll Announces The Shaw Festival's 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

Artistic Director Tim Carroll and the Shaw Festival proudly announce the 2019 Festival season playbill. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announces Casting for STEEL and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Chris Bush's Steel, and his major new revival of William Shakespeare's classic A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

Cast Announced For Goodspeed Musicals THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

Goodspeed Musicals is delighted to announce the cast of the spirited musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. This high-speed spoof will run September 21 through November 25, 2018 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, CT. [Official Press Opening will be October 10, 2018.] (more...)

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