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by Rachael Goldberg - May 9, 2019
Michael Kahn's final production at Shakespeare Theatre Company deeply understands the underlying questions and humanity of the tale, and draws out an emotional, sympathetic performance that rings with a relevance to our lives today. Under his direction, 'The Oresteia' is not just insight to our shared history, but also into the world we want to build.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019
La Secretaría de Cultura, por medio del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, y el Gobierno del Estado de Guerrero, a través de la Secretaría de Cultura de Guerrero, anuncian que la ganadora del Premio de Dramaturgia Juan Ruiz de Alarcón 2019 es la dramaturga Ximena Escalante.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop) has announced that it will produce Intimate Apparel, a new opera with music by Ricky Ian Gordon and a libretto by Lynn Nottage, based on her critically acclaimed play.  The production, which will be directed by Bartlett Sher, will begin previews Thursday, February 27 and open on Monday, March 23 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). 
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
Get a first look at TUTS' Jerome Robbins' Broadway - the final show in the company's 2018/19 Season.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
Pussy Riot joins the 2nd annual LadyLand Festival lineup, which already boasts Honey Dijon, Gossip, Yves Tumor, Jayda G, Mykki Blanco, Violet Chachki, Octo Octa, Allie X, Yvie Oddly and more (full lineup below). The Ladyfag-curated festival takes over the Brooklyn Mirage on June 28 and 29 in celebration of the first US-held World Pride ; tickets are available to purchase at www.ladylandfestival.com.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2019
Everything's coming up roses this week because the original production of the legendary musical GYPSY is celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of its opening night! To celebrate, we're looking back at the opening night of Broadway's most recent revival in 2008 starring Patti LuPone in the iconic role of Mama Rose. Check out the video to see our chat with LuPone, Laura Benanti, Boyd Gaines, and more!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
The Hippodrome, in partnership with Strut & Fret (Blanc de Blanc, Limbo and Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour), have redeveloped Lola's Underground Casino by adding a new digital theatrical installation which, alongside gaming, features live pop-up performances. This groundbreaking new installation opens from 16 May 2019, with the official press launch on Tuesday 21 May 2019.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019
West Bromwich Operatic Society return to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre this month with their production of the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, CATS from 14 - 18 May.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) closes the defining 17th season this week, with the Australian tour of Tales of an Urban Indian by Darrell Dennis. The production, staged on a moving city bus, recently celebrated its 500th performance in Brisbane and drew rave reviews from the critics.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
Taking the lead in Exchange Theatre's thrilling political adaptation of Jean-Paul Sartre's classic The Flies is French actress Meena Rayann (Game of Thrones, HBO; Hilda, Odds On Productions 2019; multi-award winning No Love Lost, Intelligent Ink Films) as the downtrodden Electra and in his professional debut Samy Elkhatib will appear as vengeful brother Orestes.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2019
What makes a Broadway theatre? Technically any venue with 500 seats or more, located along Broadway in New York City's Theatre District is a Broadway theatre, and the art that is produced in these special places is widely considered the highest form of theatrical entertainment in the world. Today, forty-one theatres are technically Broadway houses, each with their own rich history. Below, we're giving you the scoop on the life of every one of them!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
Continuing McCarter's tradition of producing timely, socially relevant work that engages with the central questions of our culture, McCarter has partnered with Princeton University's Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) on The Migration Plays: a new initiative focusing on the nature of migration, how it is represented culturally, and the ways in which it shapes the world around us.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
Dixon Place presents the incredible true story of Dr. Bernice 'Bunny' Sandler. Almost 50 years ago, Bunny filed the lawsuit that turned into Title IX and made sex discrimination illegal in higher education. In this one-woman show, Rora Brodwin, Bunny's great niece, tells her story. Bunny, The Godmother of IX will be performed for one night only at Dixon Place in NYC on March 14th at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
Red Bull Theater will open John Webster's The White Devil at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street between Bleecker & Hudson Streets) this Sunday March 31st. The limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through April 14th.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
Hannah Hauer-King and Kitty Wordsworth co-founded Damsel Productions in 2015 to place women's voices centre stage. Damsel Productions hopes to be one cog in a larger and crucial movement addressing both the misrepresentation and under-representation of women in theatre. The idea is simple: to bring together women directors, producers, designers and all other creatives to breathe life into scripts exclusively written by women. Damsel Productions aim to provoke, inspire and entertain with true and honest representations of the female experience. Critically successful productions include the UK premiere of Ruby Rae Spiegel's Dry Land (Jermyn Street Theatre), Izzy Tennyson's Brute (Soho Theatre), Phoebe Eclair-Powell's Fury (Soho Theatre), Izzy Tennyson's Grotty (The Bunker) and Abi Zakarian's Fabric (Soho Theatre & London community centre Tour). Damsel also recently produced London's first ever all women directing festival Damsel Develops at The Bunker.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019
With the critically-acclaimed Equus and The Funeral Director currently touring the UK, English Touring Theatre today announces the full tour dates for its Autumn 2019 Season. The company, in a co-production with Royal & Derngate, present the revival of August Wilson's Two Trains Running directed by the 2018 winner of the RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award, Nancy Medina. Then, in a co-production with Sheffield Theatres, they present the world premiere stage adaptation of Matt Haig's Reasons to Stay Alive.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019
As his production of Richard Hawley and Chris Bush's Standing at the Sky's Edge opens in the Crucible, Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, announces programming for 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
Liz White will make her Chichester debut as Joy Gresham, opposite Hugh Bonneville as C.S. Lewis, in William Nicholson's award-winning play Shadowlands, directed in the Festival Theatre by Rachel Kavanaugh and running from 26 April - 26 May (press night: 2 May). They are joined by Sally Cheng, Giles Coram, Emilio Doorgasingh, Lauren Hall, Andrew Havill, Beruce Khan and Timothy Watson, with Ruari Finnegan and Eddie Martin sharing the role of Joy Gresham's young son.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019
Red Bull Theater begins performances tonight Tuesday March 19th for John Webster's The White Devil at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street between Bleecker & Hudson Streets). Opening Night is set for March 31st. The limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through April 14th.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019
Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director | Jim Bredeson, Managing Director) begins performances tonight Tuesday March 19th for John Webster's The White Devil at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street between Bleecker & Hudson Streets). Opening Night is set for March 31st. The limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through April 14th.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
Soho Rep. presents the New York Premiere of Obie Award-winning playwright Christopher Chen's Passage (April 23-May 26), a fantasia on colonialism past and present that asks the question: if Country Y occupies Country X, can someone from Country X and someone from Country Y ever form a mutual relationship? Directed by Saheem Ali, Passage is a playful and gripping experiment that isolates power as the sole differentiator between people challenging the arbitrary binaries that define how we live.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
On Tuesday, March 12, Shakespeare Theatre Company's cast and creatives met for first rehearsal for ' The Oresteia by playwright Ellen McLaughlin and directed by Michael Kahn. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
Dixon Place presents the incredible true story of Dr. Bernice 'Bunny' Sandler. Almost 50 years ago, Bunny filed the lawsuit that turned into Title IX and made sex discrimination illegal in higher education. In this one-woman show, Rora Brodwin, Bunny's great niece, tells her story. Bunny, The Godmother of IX will be performed for one night only at Dixon Place in NYC on March 14th at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
Today, pop innovator MARINA has released a brand new track, 'Superstar', the second offering from her eagerly anticipated fourth studio album 'LOVE + FEAR' and a song that has been surrounded by excitement since MARINA teased the title in 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
TUTS' Jerome Robbins' Broadway - the final show in the company's 201819 Season, is now on stage! What did the critics think? Read all the reviews!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
It's the story of the quintessential stage mother, her dreams for herself and her daughters, and the daughter who dared live her own dream. 'GYPSY: A Musical Fable' will close out the Castle Craig Players 26th Anniversary Season, running July 26-August 10 at their intimate cabaret venue in Meriden.
by Jim Munson - Jun 14, 2019
Acclaimed playwright Luis Alfaro talks to BroadwayWorld about revisiting his 'Oedipus El Rey' currently playing at San Francisco's Magic Theatre, how he forged a path for himself in the theater world, his influences along the way, and the role of artists in creating change.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Julien's Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house, held its two-day marquee Hollywood auction event, LEGENDS June 13-14, 2019 at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills in front of a buzzing crowd of collectors and fans bidding live on the floor, online and on the phone across the globe.
by TV Scoop - Jun 13, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?, airing on THE CW on Sunday, June 30, 2019!
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
Pop futurist Charli XCX officially announces her immensely anticipated third studio self-titled album 'Charli', executive produced by A. G. Cook and Charli XCX. Arriving on September 13th via Atlantic Records, it can be pre-ordered/saved HERE, alongside a series of transatlantic headline Charli LIVE tour dates going on sale to the public June 21st via https://www.charli-the-album.co.uk/. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019
The Old Vic today announces casting for Lucy Prebble's new play A Very Expensive Poison, based on the book by Luke Harding and directed by John Crowley. The cast includes Thomas Arnold, Tom Brooke, MyAnna Buring, Callum Coates, Marc Graham, Amanda Hadingue, Yasmine Holness-Dove, Lloyd Hutchinson, Robyn Moore, Peter Polycarpou, Sarah Seggari, Michael Shaeffer, Reece Shearsmith, Gavin Spokes and Bea Svistunenko. A Very Expensive Poison opens at The Old Vic on 5 September with previews from 20 August.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Due to technical issues (or spy interference) the Off Broadway premiere of I Spy A Spy, a new (declassified) musical comedy, with book and lyrics by Jamie Jackson and book & music by SoHee Youn, directed and choreographed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Desperate Measures) with musical direction by Dan Pardo (Amazing Grace) will now begin its limited engagement (through September 21) at The Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Saturday, July 6th at 8pm. The show will have its official opening on Thursday, July 18th at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Iconic pop futurist Charli XCX enlists French pop phenomenon Christine and the Queens to release a perfect pop harmony titled 'Gone' today with an electrifying new music video - from XCX's much anticipated forthcoming third studio album 'Charli' out on September 13th via Atlantic Records.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
It's the story of the quintessential stage mother, her dreams for herself and her daughters, and the daughter who dared live her own dream. “GYPSY: A Musical Fable” will close out the Castle Craig Players 26th Anniversary Season, running July 26–August 10 at their intimate cabaret venue in Meriden.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Angel Ysaguirre, Executive Director, has announced casting for August Wilson's King Hedley II, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. King Hedley II runs September 12 - October 13, 2019 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:30pm.
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 13, 2019
The magic is real at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway! Prepare to be on the edge of your seat as Harry, Ron and Hermione launch into a thrilling new adventure that begins 19 years later. The entire theatre has been transfigured to immerse you in this spectacular world where epic duels, extraordinary spells and beloved characters come to life. Filled with unprecedented stagecraft and thrilling storytelling, this Tony Award-winning show is a singular, unforgettable experience. Get to know the current cast of the Broadway production!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
The Young Vic today announces an extension, due to popular demand, of Stephen Adly Guirgis' Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train. The critically-acclaimed production, directed by Kate Hewitt, now runs until Saturday 6 April, and will include a Relaxed Performance on Wednesday 3 April.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
After the 2018 breathtaking production of The Passengers, the show which expanded the actors' stories beyond stage, Decameron Art Studio is proud to announce the next premiere shows of The Passengers in New York.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019
After the 2018 breathtaking production of The Passengers, the show which expanded the actors' stories beyond stage, Decameron Art Studio is proud to announce the next premiere shows of The Passengers in New York.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
In a fitting conclusion to his illustrious tenure at STC, Michael Kahn is bringing a dream project to the stage. 'I've always wanted to do all of The Oresteia,' he says. 'When I was in college, we read the whole Oresteia, and I was completely fascinated by the story, by the form, by the relationships, by the incredible depths of what it was about-violence, revenge, and the search for human justice.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
Today, Carole Shorenstein Hays and Sonia Friedman Productions with Tom Kirdahy announced the additional casting for the West Coast Premiere of the Good Chance Theatre, National Theatre and Young Vic production of THE JUNGLE by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson at San Francisco's Curran. Set in Europe's largest unofficial refugee camp in Calais, France, the Jungle became a temporary home for more than 10,000 people in 2015. Under the direction of Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, the limited engagement begins Tuesday March 26, 2019 and will run through Sunday, May 19, 2019. Opening night is Thursday, April 4, 2019. Tickets for THE JUNGLE are $25-$165 and are available now at SFCURRAN.com/jungle. $25 day-of rush tickets to THE JUNGLE will be made available through a partnership with TODAY TIX.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2019
The New York-based theater company, Theater in Asylum (TIA), will present six performances of Alice Pencavel's Totally Wholesome Foods at Episcopal Actors' Guild in New York City.
by Review Roundups - Apr 3, 2019
Red Bull Theater opened John Webster's The White Devil at the Lucille Lortel Theatre Sunday March 31st. The limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through April 14th. Let's see what the critics had to say.
by John McDaid - Apr 26, 2019
There are few musicals with as prominent a place in the American theatrical canon as 'Gypsy'*. It's a big musical, meant for a proscenium stage, and while the Contemporary has mounted a creditable production, their attempt to fit it into a smaller theatre has not been entirely successful.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
This year, the Rialto Theatre in its new form, celebrates two decades of presence, marked by thousands of performances, events and collaborations with important artists and organisations, as well as emotions, experiences and memories shared with more than one and a half million spectators and hundreds of thousands of artists from Cyprus and abroad. The celebratory programme of the Rialto in May evokes the history and the course of the Theatre since its re-opening, as well as those elements that contributed to its establishment as one of the most important cultural organisations of Cyprus.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
Exchange Theatre return to London this June with their tenth anniversary revival of Jean-Paul Sartre's rebellious and highly political play The Flies. Sartre's thriller re-imagines the Greek tragedy of Electra and Orestes, exploring the complexities of human values in a period of political turbulence.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) offers an evening of two world premiere productions, written by and starring two fiercely talented female talents. One short piece is a modern re-imagining of a classic text and the other a personal account of trauma and the tools to survive - but both are triumphant feats of talent, passion, and genuine honesty.  
by Peter Nason - Apr 14, 2019
Peppered with infectious Abba songs, it's like bubblegum for the soul.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
Internationally renowned actor, writer, singer, producer, and director Ray Shell recently celebrated the 35th anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express with a live Q&A and performance at Spoonfed New York Country. Ray originated the lead role of 'Rusty' in the show's West End production.