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BWW Review: Charming Meta Journey with KING OF THE YEES at ACT
by Jay Irwin - Sep 15, 2017

It's a world we may not know much about, that of old school Chinatown, with their family associations and insider customs. Hell, Lauren Yee grew up in this world and even she seems to be cut off from it and her Father Larry Yee runs the Yee Family Association. But that's the point of her play King of the Yees currently playing at ACT. Bur before you think this is another one of those dreadful family therapy on stage shows (and you know how I loathe those, Dear Readers) the show, with its quick witty dialog goes to a delightful meta and eventually metaphysical place making it an absolute joy. (more...)

Cast Announced for Terry Johnson's INSIGNIFICANCE at Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The exciting cast have now been announced for the first London revival in over 20 years of Insignificance by two-time Olivier Award winner Terry Johnson. (more...)

Satire Set in Contemporary China to Open Seattle Public's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Seattle Public Theater's 2017-18 Season opens with Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's The World of Extreme Happiness. (more...)

Pulitzer-Winning Playwright Paula Vogel to Speak at Portland Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel will join Anita Stewart, Portland Stage Executive Artistic Director, on the Mainstage for a discussion about her work on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Cast Announced For THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE at Chester's Storyhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Full casting has been announced for Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company South Australia's critically acclaimed Things I Know To Be True ahead of its visit to Storyhouse in Chester from 7 November 2017. (more...)

Danny Burstein, Rebecca Naomi Jones and More to Star in Rajiv Joseph's DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Lortel and Obie Award winner Rajiv Joseph's (Guards at the Taj) play Describe the Night, directed by Giovanna Sardelli (Animals Out of Paper). (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2017 Fall Radio Broadcast Schedule on Classical KDFC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

San Francisco Opera's partnership with the Bay Area's Classical KDFC continues this fall with monthly opera broadcasts beginning September 3with Giuseppe Verdi's Otello in a historic 1978 performance featuring Placido Domingo in the title role and Katia Ricciarelli as Desdemona. From October through December, the broadcasts will feature presentations from San Francisco Opera's 2017 Summer Season: Mozart's Don Giovanni,Verdi's Rigoletto and Puccini's La Boheme. Each broadcast was recorded live at the War Memorial Opera House and features the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and San Francisco Opera Chorus. (more...)

Photo Flash: PHANTOM Worships the Shrine and Heats Up on Tour, NYC Ballet Plays a Jeu de Cartes, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2017

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is praying for blessings at the Ali Ewoldt shrine while the fops on tour are taking in the heat, New York City Ballet's JEU DE CARTES is practicing their hand at the game, and the companies of MISS SAIGON and SUNSET BOULEVARD are getting showtime ready! Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

English Touring Theatre Announces THE OTHELLO PROJECT At Wilton's Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

English Touring Theatre Artistic Director Richard Twyman, in collaboration with Amal - A Said Foundation Project, today announces The Othello Project, an additional programme of events taking place on 20 May, 27 May and 3 June, during the run of ETT's co-production of Othello, with Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, at Wilton's Music Hall.  (more...)

Trinity Rep Announces Casting for 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company, under the artistic leadership of Richard L. Bready Artistic Director Curt Columbus, announces initial casting for its robust 2017-2018 season.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at California Shakespeare Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater begins its 43rd Season with Shakespeare's genderbending comedy, As You Like It. In director Desdemona Chiang's all new production, adaptable and resilient Rosalind must leave everything she knows behind to find her true family. (more...)

Back Alley Productions to Bring COMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY to the Players' Ring Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

From June 2 to June 18 Back Alley Productions presents Compleat Female Stage Beauty by Jeffrey Hatcher at the Players' Ring Theatre located at 105 Marcy St. in Portsmouth. (more...)

BWW Review: OTHELLO, Wilton's Music Hall
by Gary Naylor - May 20, 2017

Othello's extraordinary tapestry of human vulnerabilities, brilliantly woven in Richard Twyman's brutal production, remains as relevant today as ever. (more...)

Madison Lyric Stage Presents Verdi's OTELLO with Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Madison Lyric Stage announced that it will present Verdi's grand opera Otello with orchestra for four performances - June 16, 17 and 23 at 7:30 pm and June 25 at 5:30 pm at the North Madison Congregational Church located at 1271 Durham Road in Madison, CT. (more...)

Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra to Perform at Lisner Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Eminent maestro Vladimir Spivakov and the acclaimed Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will perform at Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University on Saturday, June 3 at 7:30 PM as a part of their seven-city North American tour. Joining them are the brilliant soprano and Metropolitan Opera star Hibla Gerzmava - last heard at the Met in 2016 as Desdemona in Verdi's Otello, and who recently made her La Scala Opera debut in the title role in Donizetti's Anna Bolena - and 14-year-old Israeli prodigy, cellist Danielle Akta.  (more...)

INDECENT Playwright Paula Vogel to Chat Career with Linda Winer for LPTW
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

On Monday, June 5 at 6:00 pm, the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, is presenting Tony Award nominated and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright PAULA VOGEL, whose critically-acclaimed Indecent is nominated for a 2017 Tony Award for Best New Play and she is Lifetime Achievement Obie Award this month. (more...)

Emmy Winner Gordon Clapp to Lead Nora Theatre's THE MIDVALE HIGH SCHOOL FIFTIETH REUNION World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Nora Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Alan Brody's The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion from June 1 - July 2, 2017. The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion is directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Monday, June 5 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Complete for Fiasco's Extended IMAGINARY INVALID at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the Globe-commissioned world premiere adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid written by Moliere and reinvented by the acclaimed theatre group Fiasco Theater. Fiasco last delighted Globe audiences with their inventive reimagining of Into the Woods in 2014. This new take on the hilarious classic tale is directed by Fiasco Co-Artistic Directors Jessie Austrian and Noah Brody. (more...)

Seattle Public Theater Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Gregory Award-winning Seattle Public Theater announced the lineup for its 2017-18 season yesterday. The six plays, including a newly-commissioned world premiere by local playwright Maggie Lee and the runaway broadway sensation Hand to God by Robert Askins, were chosen specifically by newly appointed co-producing Artistic Directors Kelly Kitchens and Annie Lareau as part of the organization's mission to produce compelling and socially relevant theater that sparks conversation, broadens consciousness, and inspires compassion. (more...)

New Dramatists to Honor INDECENT's Daryl Roth & Paula Vogel at Spring Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor 10-time Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with their 2017 Outstanding Career Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

Paula Vogel and Noted Historian Talk Censorship and INDECENT for DLDF Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Today, June 9th, the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel and noted historian and Harvard lecturer Dr. Timothy McCarthy in a conversation about the history and cultural impact of the censored 1923 Broadway production of Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance and the new Broadway play inspired by it, this season's Tony-nominated Indecent. (more...)

Photo Flash: INDECENT's Paula Vogel Talks Career with Linda Winer for LPTW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

On Monday, the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, welcomed Tony Award nominated and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, who received this year's Lifetime Achievement Obie Award and whose critically-acclaimed Indecent is nominated for a 2017 Tony Award for Best New Play. Vogel discussed her extensive body of work in theatre, film and TV, with Drama Critic Linda Winer. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

CASA Festival Joins Forces with Southwark Playhouse and Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

For its tenth anniversary year, CASA Festival joins forces with two of London's leading off-West End theatres Southwark Playhouse and Arcola Theatre to offer London audiences eight weeks of brilliant Latin American theatre and culture. (more...)

University of Washington School of Drama Announces 2017 - 2018 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The University of Washington School of Drama, under the leadership of Executive Director Todd London, is pleased to announce the 2017 - 2018 season. (more...)

The Globe's RICHARD II, Royal Opera's OTELLO and More Set for July and August at Fugard Bioscope
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

An exciting winter lineup is on the bill at the Fugard Bioscope this July and August. The programme includes screenings of the best of world theatre, opera and ballet productions from companies such as the National Theatre, Royal Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and Royal Opera House, to be enjoyed from the comfort of a Fugard Theatre seat. (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Changes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Sonya Yoncheva will make her role debut in the Met's new production of Puccini's Tosca next season replacing Kristine Opolais, who has withdrawn for personal reasons. The Met looks forward to welcoming Ms. Opolais back in future seasons. The company is grateful to the Vienna State Opera for releasing Ms. Yoncheva from a previous commitment. (more...)

Artistic Teams For Bay Area Playwrights Festival Named: Directors & Dramaturgs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, the West Coast's premiere launchpad for exceptional emerging playwrights has named the artistic teams and daily schedule for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF).  The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events, and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org. (more...)

INDECENT Playwright Paula Vogel Talks 'Truth' of Inequality in Theatre
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 7, 2017

'Indecent' playwright Paula Vogel recently talked with the Boston Globe about her feelings toward inequality in the theatre when it comes to women and minorities. In regards to the Tony Awards, she had not expected to win the Best Play honor, in part because of this divide she sees because of her gender. (more...)

BWW Review: Tension-Filled, Tempestuous OTHELLO at TAM
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 31, 2017

In a spare, tautly sculpted performance of Shakespeare's classic tragedy of deceit and jealousy, The Theater at Monmouth's offers a gripping, tension-filled and tempestuous account of Shakespeare's Othello. Staged in simple contemporary dress with a strong cast, the production bears witness to the timelessness of the tale. (more...)

Japan Society Sets NOH-NOW Series as Part of 110th Anniversary Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

In celebration of Japan Society's 110th anniversary, the Society's Performing Arts Program presents the NOH-NOW Series featuring four extraordinary events in dance and theater: Luca Veggetti's Left-Right-Left, Hiroshi Sugimoto's Rikyu-Enoura, SITI Company's Hanjo and Satoshi Miyagi's Mugen Noh Othello; and the North American Premiere of Moto Osada's opera, Four Nights of Dream, which launches the Fall 2017 Season in September. These events bring together celebrated artists from the U.S. and Japan, delivering world class cultural offerings while continuing Japan Society's mission to deepen mutual understanding between the two nations into the Society's twelfth decade. (more...)

James Reston Jr.'s Famous Historical Play GALILEO'S TORCH Comes to Castleton
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

For three nights in July, internationally renowned author James Reston Jr.'s famous biography, Galileo: A Life, will be transformed for stage in Galileo's Torch, and featured at Castleton. (more...)

Unicorn Theatre Announces Plans For Autumn 2017 And Beyond
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Artistic Director, Purni Morell has announced another ambitious season of work for children from 6 months upwards through to teenagers and adults, that continues to mark out the Unicorn as the UK's leading producer of high quality, innovative and ground-breaking theatre for young audiences that rivals the best of adult theatre out there.  (more...)

BWW Previews: OTHELLO at Warehouse Theatre - Interview with co-directors Maegen Azar & Anne Tromsness
by Neil Shurley - Jul 13, 2017

'This play has been known throughout history to turn a lens onto the audience's own moral compass, and I hope that people will walk away from this show willing to talk about the issues it brings up. Too many times we hide from those challenging dialogues, but through art and storytelling, we can hopefully help to engage conversation in our communities.' (more...)

Faran Tahir Returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to Play OTHELLO at Free For All
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) Free For All, one of the capital's most beloved annual traditions offering free performances of a Shakespearean classic to the general public each summer, will return next month with the Company's 2016 production of William Shakespeare's Othello. Helmed by internationally acclaimed director Ron Daniels and starring screen actor Faran Tahir in the titular role, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW) from August 15-27, offering more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. (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...)

Casting Announced for 2017 UK Tour of THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Full casting has been announced for Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company South Australia's critically acclaimed Things I Know To Be True ahead of its return to the UK from 27 September 2017. (more...)

Boston's Ensemble Chaconne to Perform MEASURE FOR MEASURE: THE MUSIC OF SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS at Centenary Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Centenary Stage Company's 2017 - 18 season is in full swing and continues on Sunday, September 24 at 2pm with Boston's Ensemble Chaconne as they perform Measure for Measure: The Music of Shakespeare's Plays in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/25 - HAMILTON, HEDWIG, SISTER ACT and More!
by BWW Special - Aug 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature HAMILTON, SISTER ACT, HEDWIG and More! (more...)

Shakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Old Globe today announced due to popular demand, that William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, has now been extended through September 22.  (more...)

BWW Review: Shakespeare Theatre's OTHELLO Still Stunning, Fresh
by Andrew White - Aug 19, 2017

For all the pathos in this, one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies, director Ron Daniels has found a way to create and unexpectedly festive atmosphere. There is, refreshingly, room to laugh knowingly even as Iago weaves his evil plot. (more...)


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THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

CASA 2017 Announce Full Programme Including New Shows & Celebratory Parties!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

'Casa', meaning home in Spanish and Portuguese is exactly what CASA is: a home for Latin American theatre and culture in the UK where artists, audiences and participants of all backgrounds are welcome. To celebrate their tenth anniversary this year, CASA will build a new home at Southwark Playhouse in the heart of London's biggest Latin American community. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Washington, DC (more...)

Paula Vogel Will Be Honored for Lifetime Achievement at 2017 Obie Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, CEO) have announced that Pulitzer Prize-wining playwright Paula Vogel will receive a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 62nd Annual Obie Awards. (more...)

Cal Shakes Opens 2017 Season with AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Director Desdemona Chiang makes her Cal Shakes debut, infusing Shakespeare's  romantic comedy with the vibrant, complicated, and shifting energy of the Bay Area.   Berkeley, CA, April 26 - California Shakespeare Theater begins its 43rd Season with Shakespeare's gender-bending comedy, As You Like It. In director Desdemona Chiang's all new production, adaptable and resilient Rosalind must leave everything she knows behind to find her true family. (more...)

The Drama League Announces the 2017 Fellowship Recipients of the Directors Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced the eleven exceptional stage directors who have been selected as the 2017 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Washington, DC (more...)

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