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Following record-breaking runs at New York Theatre Workshop and Edmonton's Citadel Theatre, Hadestown arrives at London's National Theatre ahead of its eagerly anticipated Broadway bow next year. Celebrated singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell and visionary director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) have transformed Mitchell's acclaimed concept album into a genre-defying new work that blends modern American folk music with vintage New Orleans jazz to reimagine a sweeping ancient tale.

This groundbreaking musical follows songwriter Orpheus and his mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain the favor of his one true love, Eurydice. Mitchell's mesmerizing melodies and poetic imagination pit nature against industry, faith against doubt, and love against fear. Performed by an international ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, Hadestown delivers a resonant and moving theatrical experience. Welcome to the intriguing and beautiful world of "your next musical theater obsession" (Vogue).



Kate Burton, Lea DeLaria, and More Announced for Red Bull's 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Red Bull Theater today announced the new season of its OBIE Award-winning Revelation Reading Series, the unique opportunity to hear rarely-produced classic plays, and brand new plays in conversation with the classics, performed by the finest actors in New York. (more...)

The Brother Brothers Premiere MARY ANN at Relix, Debut Album Out 10/19 on Compass Records
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Brooklyn-based Americana duo The Brother Brothers have released the second single from their forthcoming debut album, Some People I Know, out October 19 onCompass Records. Relix premiered 'Mary Ann' today, noting the band's 'natural harmonies and evocative lyricism that reflect a timeless sound and spirit.' Today's release follows 'Frankie,' which Billboard praised for its 'soulful folk' and Spotify selected to feature on its tastemaking playlists, Fresh Folk and New Music Friday.  (more...)

Heidi Schreck's WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Extends Through October 28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) announced today an extension for What the Constitution Means to Me by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck (Grand Concourse, 'I Love Dick') and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (The Amateurs, The Light Years). (more...)

Hope In The Face of Adversity Advised at The Stage Debut Awards
by Cindy Marcolina - Sep 24, 2018

Spirits were high on Sunday 23 September when bright-eyed young artists and veterans gathered together to celebrate the rising stars of British theatre at The Stage Debut Awards. (more...)

Lulu Fall, Peter Kim, and More Complete Cast of The Public's WILD GOOSE DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of WILD GOOSE DREAMS, written by Hansol Jung and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman. (more...)

Presenters Announced For The Stage Debut Awards 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Star of stage and screen Cush Jumbo (The Good Wife/Fight, Josephine and I, Common) will be hosting The Stage Debut Awards in association with Access Entertainment on Sunday 23 September, alongside further presenters; Adrian Lester OBE, Jodie Prenger, Ruthie Henshall, Mathew Horne, Michael Grandage, Preeya Kalidas, James Graham and Paule Constable. (more...)

The Old Vic Announces Part Two of its Fourth Season - ALL MY SONS, and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Matthew Warchus' fourth season as Artistic Director of The Old Vic completes with an Arthur Miller double-bill, a World Premiere by Lucy Prebble and a special One Voice performance. These productions form Part 2 of the season, and follow the previously announced Part 1 consisting of ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company's production of SYLVIA; Annie-B Parson's 17c; Emma Rice's Wise Children; and A Christmas Carol - for which today we also announce further casting. (more...)

Jessie Shelton and Matt DeAngelis Join National Tour of WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

The Las Vegas engagement of Waitress will be 'Opening Up' with Jessie Shelton and Matt DeAngelis in the roles of Dawn and Earl when the tour opens in Las Vegas on Tuesday, October 9th at The Smith Center. Waitress is the hit Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelly's 2007 motion picture. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Names Johanna Pfaelzer New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced that Johanna Pfaelzer will become the new artistic director of the award-winning theatre company. (more...)

Steven Good Will Have a Few Bad Ideas as Dr. Pomatter in WAITRESS Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

The diner will be 'Opening Up' with Steven Good in the role of 'Dr. Pomatter' on October 26th when the tour is in San Francisco, CA at The Golden Gate Theatre. Waitress is the hit Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelly's 2007 motion picture. (more...)

National Theatre Launches Smart Caption Glasses Providing 'Always On' Captioning To Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

National Theatre launches smart caption glasses providing 'always on' captioning to NT audiences The National Theatre launches smart caption glasses, which will transform access to theatre for audiences with hearing loss. (more...)

National Theatre New Season Announced; Includes Lenny Henry, Annie Baker, Caryl Churchill, Inua Ellams
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

The National Theatre has today announced its new season (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 23, 2018
by - Oct 23, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Token Theatre Announces Inaugural Season - OUR TOWN and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

Token Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Rhee and Managing Director Erik Kaiko with Founding Board Members Stephenie Park and Helen Young, is proud to announce the arrival of Token Theatre and its Inaugural Season: Our Town by Thornton Wilder and a New Play by Artistic Director David Rhee. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 21, 2018
by - Oct 21, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 20, 2018
by - Oct 20, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of NYTW's WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME
by Linda Lenzi - Oct 2, 2018

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) presents What the Constitution Means to Me by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck (Grand Concourse, 'I Love Dick') and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (The Amateurs, The Light Years). Originally scheduled to play its final performance on October 21, 2018, What the Constitution Means to Me will now play additional performances through Sunday, October 28, 2018. What the Constitution Means to Me began previews on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, and just opened on September 30 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003). (more...)

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of the HADESTOWN Photoshoot, Featuring Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Following record-breaking runs at New York Theatre Workshop and Canada's Citadel Theatre, Hadestown comes to the National Theatre prior to Broadway.The National Theatre is giving us a behind the scenes look at the cast's recent photoshoot. (more...)

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Adds Final Extension Through November 4th
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) announced today a final extension for What the Constitution Means to Me by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler. (more...)

Refresh Cabaret Gets Full Concert Staging And London Showing
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

It's no secret that RyCa Creative's 'REFRESH' cabaret has been making it's mark since it's launch in 2017. (more...)

Matthew Broderick Will Host The Drama League's Benefit Gala Honoring Nathan Lane
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced the roster of special guest performers for its 35th Annual Benefit Gala: A Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring film, television, theater icon and three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane. The black-tie evening, which will also celebrate theater producer Fran Weissler for Visionary Leadership in American Theater, will take place on Monday, November 5, 2018 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in New York City at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue). The Gala Co-Chairs are Kathy Henderson, Janet M. Kagan, and Joseph Pizza. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal For HADESTOWN at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Following record-breaking runs at New York Theatre Workshop and Canada's Citadel Theatre, Hadestown comes to the National Theatre prior to Broadway. (more...)

Mint Theater to Present CONFLICT
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Theater (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director) will present the New York Premiere of Miles Malleson's political love story Conflict. Performances will begin May 25th and continue through July 21st at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is set for June 21st. (more...)

Broadway's Future Songbook Series Presents Preston Max Allen
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Broadway's Future Songbook Series - presented by Arts and Artists of Tomorrow - continues its twenty-seventh season on Monday, May 21st in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center located at 111 Amsterdam Avenue and 65th Street. (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Announces 2018 Writers, Including Tony, Emmy, Jonathan Larson, And Kleban Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Founding Executive Director Kathy Evans announced the 19 writers of 9 new musicals in this summer's Rhinebeck Writers Retreat. This year's writers include 2018 Jonathan Larson winners Andrew Farmer and Andrew Butler, 2018 Kleban winner Amanda Yasnowitz, Tony-winner Ken Davenport, 2018 Lucille Lortel winner for Outstanding Musical (KPOP) Max Vernon, Emmy winner Doug Katsaros, Obie winner Erin Courtney, and the writers of the podcast musical 36 questions who are developing their next musical, Chris Littler and Ellen Winter. (more...)

OBJECTS IN MIRROR AR CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR Comes To Next Door At NYTW
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Fresh off a premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, objects in mirror AR closer than they appear, the new installation based on Geoff Sobelle's THE OBJECT LESSON comes to Next Door at NYTW from May 9-19, 2018, as part of the 2017/18 season at the Fourth Street Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: New York Theatre Workshop Celebrates Opening Night Of LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) celebrated opening night of LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE (more...)

Best Of Edinburgh Presents The New York Premiere Of Henry Naylor's BORDERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Henry Naylor is proud to announce the New York premiere of his play, Borders, will take place as part of Next Door at NYTW this summer. The winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Fringe Award and a Fringe First award, the original cast members Avital Lvova and Graham O'Mara will reprise their performances for the New York production. (more...)

LOVE THE STRUGGLE Announces Cast For SheNYC 2018 Summer Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Through the disorienting kaleidoscope of existentialist thought, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir navigate World War II-era Paris, testing conventional boundaries of love and freedom with a novel pact of 'essential love' that allows each to take 'contingent' lovers. Armed with a deep commitment to lofty ideals, the couple dives headfirst into life's grittier side, becoming entangled in seduction, betrayal and war. As they pull others into their powerful vortex, they explode the image of philosophers as solitary armchair ponderers and define a new kind of love. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Patrick Page Shares His Personal Struggle with Depression; Reflects on Deaths of Kate Spade & Anthony Bourdain
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

The suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have left many people baffled. How could two people who seemed to have it all, who showed no external signs of despair, who brought so much joy to others, take their own lives? (more...)

Photo Coverage: WP Theatre Honors Daryl Roth and Beth Hammack at Women of Achievement Awards Gala
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 5, 2018

Just last night, The Women of Achievement Awards Gala celebrated truly outstanding women who have taken risks, pushed limits, and broken ground in a wide variety of fields. This year honored leaders committed to advancing women's narratives and to sharing women's voices on stage, in film and on television: eleven-time Tony Award winning producer Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots, Indecent) and Goldman Sachs Treasurer Beth Hammack. (more...)

Citadel Theatre Honoured With 30 Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

The Citadel's hit production Hadestown led all shows at the 31st annual Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award nominations. The ground-breaking musical, which received international attention from the New York Times, the Stage (U.K.), and the Globe and Mail, garnered a total of eight nominations, including the Timothy Ryan Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical. Tony Award nominee Rachel Chavkin received a nod for Outstanding Director for Hadestown, which she co-created with folk musician Anais Mitchell. Amber Gray is nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her turn as Persephone in this musical, based on a Greek myth and steeped in the music traditions of American Folk and New Orleans jazz. Liam Robinson is nominated for Outstanding Musical Director, and David Neumann received recognition in the category of Outstanding Choreography or Fight Direction. Tony Award winner Bradley King is nominated for Outstanding Lighting Design. Rachel Hauck received a nomination for Outstanding Set Design and Michael Krass received a nod for Outstanding Costume Design. (more...)

THIS AMERICAN WIFE Extends At Next Door at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Producers Caitlin Crombleholme and Jen Hoguet are proud to announce an extension for This American Wife, created and performed by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley as part of Next Door at NYTW. Originally slated to end its run on Saturday, August 4, This American Wife will now run from Thursday, July 26 through Saturday, August 11. (more...)

They Got the Beat! Meet the Cast of HEAD OVER HEELS- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Jun 23, 2018

An inspired mash-up of posh and punk, Head Over Heels is an unpredictable, Elizabethan romp about a royal family that must prevent an oracle's prophecy of doom. In order to save their beloved kingdom, the family embarks on an extravagant journey wrought with mistaken identities, jealous lovers, sexual awakening, scandal and self-discovery, where everything (and everyone) is not quite what it seems. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

The National Theatre Announces More Season Details, Including FOLLIES Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

The National Theatre announces new information, and recaps its upcoming season. (more...)

LOVE THE STRUGGLE Announces Cast For SheNYC 2018 Summer Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Through the disorienting kaleidoscope of existentialist thought, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir navigate World War II-era Paris, testing conventional boundaries of love and freedom with a novel pact of 'essential love' that allows each to take 'contingent' lovers. Armed with a deep commitment to lofty ideals, the couple dives headfirst into life's grittier side, becoming entangled in seduction, betrayal and war. As they pull others into their powerful vortex, they explode the image of philosophers as solitary armchair ponderers and define a new kind of love. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater Announces Lineup for 10th Anniversary IGNITION Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater announces the lineup for the 10th Anniversary IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including Prosthesis by Robert Askins; Untitled Road Trip Play byLauren Yee; White History by Dave Harris; How to Defend Yourself by Lily Padilla; Seeing Eye by Nick Malakhow; and The First Deep Breath by Lee Edward Colston II. The 2018 Festival runs August 3 -5, 2018 at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

LOVE THE STRUGGLE Announces Cast For SheNYC 2018 Summer Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Through the disorienting kaleidoscope of existentialist thought, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir navigate World War II-era Paris, testing conventional boundaries of love and freedom with a novel pact of 'essential love' that allows each to take 'contingent' lovers. Armed with a deep commitment to lofty ideals, the couple dives headfirst into life's grittier side, becoming entangled in seduction, betrayal and war. As they pull others into their powerful vortex, they explode the image of philosophers as solitary armchair ponderers and define a new kind of love. (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces Casting And Full Schedule For IGNITION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater Artistic Director Chay Yew, Managing Director Erica Daniels and Director of New Play Development Skyler Gray announce the lineup for the 10th Anniversary IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including Prosthesis by Robert Askins; Untitled Road Trip Play by Lauren Yee; White History by Dave Harris; How to Defend Yourself by Lily Padilla; Seeing Eye by Nick Malakhow; and The First Deep Breath by Lee Edward Colston II. The 2018 Festival runs August 3 -5, 2018 at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Shaina Taub Joins the Creative Team of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Shaina Taub has joined Sir Elton John and Paul Rudnick writing The Devil Wears Prada, a new musical in development for Broadway. Based on Lauren Weisberger's best-selling 2003 novel and the 2006 blockbuster film from Fox 2000 Pictures, the new musical is produced by Kevin McCollum, Fox Stage Productions and Rocket Entertainment. (more...)

1969: THE SECOND MAN Finds Cast and Creative Team for NYTW Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Producer Madeleine Foster Bersin is proud to announce initial casting for 1969: The Second Man, created by Jacob Brandt (The Great Glaciation), featuring music & lyrics by Brandt, a book by Dan Giles (Breeders), and directed by Jaki Bradley (Good Men Wanted), as part of Next Door at NYTW. (more...)

The National Theatre Announces New Season of Talks and Events
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

To accompany the new season of productions, a programme of talks and events will begin with a series relating to Antony and Cleopatra. Director Simon Godwin will reflect on the production, and Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo will discuss the challenges and rewards of appearing in the production. Professor of Classics Edith Hall will give A Short History of the Roman Empire and author Lucy Hughes-Hallett will look at the many variations on Cleopatra's legend at Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Actor Tim McMullan will also reflect on playing Enobarbus. A more in-depth session focussing on the making of this production will be offered at Exploring Antony & Cleopatra at the NT whilst Setting the Scene: Antony & Cleopatra will offer an introductory step-by-step guide to the story. (more...)

John Carlin Joins Cast of Arena Stage's TURN ME LOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Arena Stage announces the D.C.-area premiere of Turn Me Loose, Gretchen Law's intimate, no-holds-barred drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory, who spent his later years in the nation's capital. (more...)

Reeve Carney Returns To The Green Room 42 on September 12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present the return of Reeve Carney on Wednesday, September 12 at 9:30 PM before he heads to London to star in the acclaimed Broadway-bound musical Hadestown at the National Theatre. Reeve is best known for his portrayal of Dorian Gray in Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful,' Riff Raff in Fox TV's Rocky Horror Picture Show reimagining, as well as originating the role of Peter Parker in Julie Taymor and U2's Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark. Featuring selections from his five-time Independent Music Award-winning album, Youth Is Wasted, as well a few surprises from the Broadway canon and the Great American Songbook, Reeve delivers a one-man-show that feels more like an invitation only after-party than traditional concert performance.  (more...)

Kim Whitener Steps Down as Executive Director of HERE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

HERE's Board of Directors announces that long-time Producing/Executive Director Kim Whitener will step down from HERE Art Center this fall to return to creative producing and consulting with her company KiWi Productions, where she will work with a range of US artists and companies primarily in the contemporary opera-theater and music-theater worlds. (more...)

Meet the Cast of Theatrical Tale BERNHARDT/HAMLET- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Aug 31, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company's premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Bernhardt/Hamlet begins previews today. Get to know the cast as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND Extends Run At New York Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) announced today a one-week extension for the New York Premiere of The House That Will Not Stand by Marcus Gardley (X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation), directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and Obie Award winner Lileana Blain-Cruz (Red Speedo; Pipeline). The House That Will Not Stand began previews on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, and opened Monday, July 30 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003). Originally set to close on Sunday, August 12, The House That Will Not Stand will now run through Sunday, August 19, 2018. (more...)

Heidi Schreck, Mike Iveson, and More Lead WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

New York Theatre Workshop announces the full cast and creative team for What the Constitution Means to Me by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck (more...)

Brief 8/14: Read the Reviews For GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Aug 14, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: check out all the reviews for Gettin' the Band Back Together, which opened last night on Broadway! (more...)

Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney, Amber Gray, and Patrick Page Will Lead London Production of Broadway-Bound HADESTOWN - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Casting has been announced for the London production of Broadway-bound Hadestown! It was announced today that Amber Gray and Patrick Page will reprise their original New York Theatre Workshop roles of Persephone and Hades. They will be joined by Reeve Carney as Orpheus, a role he performed alongside Gray and Page at the Citadel Theatre (Edmonton, Canada). New cast members Andre De Shields and Eva Noblezada will take the roles of Hermes and Eurydice, with Rosie Fletcher, Carly Mercedes Dyer, and Gloria Onitiri as the Fates. Completing the cast are Sharif Afifi, Beth Hinton-Lever, Seyi Omooba, Aiesha Pease, Joseph Prouse, Jordan Shaw, and Shaq Taylor. (more...)

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