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by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

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Caoilfhionn Dunne and More Join Gate Theatre's UK Premiere Of SUZY STORCK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

As she opens The Unknown Island, the inaugural production in her first season as Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Ellen McDougall today announces the full cast for Suzy Storck, directed by celebrated French director Jean-Pierre Baro, in his debut UK production. (more...)

Immersive KPOP Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

In response to overwhelming demand and critical acclaim, Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, extends the world premiere of KPOP until October 21. KPOP is a high-octane immersive event that audiences a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

Tony Winner John Cullum to Join WAITRESS as 'Joe'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The producers of the smash hit Waitress have announced that on October 5, 2017, Tony Award winner John Cullum will join the Broadway musical in the role of Joe, the cantankerous owner of Joe's Pie Diner, home to the titular pie-maker's extraordinary confections. (more...)

Spotlight On Productions Presents JOYFUL NOISE!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

Three award winning singers interpret songs of love and belonging that reach into the rich history of Broadway and pop gems from yesterday and today. 2017's prestigious Tomatoes Got Talent winner Cabaret singer Teresa Fischer joins recent NY theatre award winners Jenny Greeman and Mary Sheridan for this unique and riveting evening of entertainment. (more...)

Photo Flash: Intense First Look at John Douglas Thompson in HAMLET at American Conservatory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) kicks off its 2017-18 season with William Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece, Hamlet (September 20-October 15, 2017). Obie Award winner and 2017 Tony Award nominee (Best Featured Actor in a Play, Jitney; Satchmo at the Waldorf, A.C.T.) John Douglas Thompson leads a stellar cast of beloved Bay Area actors in Shakespeare's ghostly tale of revenge, palace intrigue, and madness. Press night for Hamlet will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Thompson and the company in action below! (more...)

SF Opera Lab Announces Pop-Up OPERATRONICA at MEZZANINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

SF Opera Lab pops up at San Francisco's premiere electronic dance music club MEZZANINE, on October 12, 2017 with Operatronica, an operatic dance party combining opera and electronica and featuring performances by San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows alongside the Loves Company DJ crew (more...)

BLACK GIRL MAGIC SHOW! by nicHi douglas Comes to Brooklyn's JACK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Black Girl Magic Show! is an absurdist dance theatre lecture by playwright/performer nicHi douglas on Black female identity. Utilizing African Diasporan histories, Black feminist theory, and a lot of stuff douglas made up, she attempts to unpack, re-pack, and de-pack the Black female experience in America as witnessed by one Black woman - The Professor. As the audience follows The Professor, they discover what might happen if the one Black girl without 'Black Girl Magic' takes matters into her own hands. Before the show ends, the audience experiences a TED-type talk, modern dance, a magic routine, and a concert, often simultaneously. And they probably see at least 20 wigs. (more...)

Studio C Artist and Combined Artform present TOLSTOY IN SUFFOLK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Studio C Artist and Combined Artform present TOLSTOY IN SUFFOLK, written and directed by Robert Allan Ackerman, featuring Stephen Caffrey & JD Cullum, opening October 20th running through November 19th at Studio C - 6448 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90038. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Week for THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has announced that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play Reynolds Hall from Tuesday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 26. Tickets go on sale next Friday, Sept. 29. (more...)

PRELUDE 2017, Thomas Ostermeier and More Highlight Segal Center's 2017 Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, located at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, announces its Fall 2017 season of public programs. The season features free public programs throughout the fall and winter, with contemporary theatre and performing artists from around the world. (more...)

San Diego REP to Stage Dark Comedy HAND TO GOD This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced details for the third production of its 42nd season, 'Hand to God.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Kevin Chesley Discusses THE 39 STEPS at Actors Co-op
by Don Grigware - Sep 21, 2017

KEVIN CHESLEY has directed, written and performed sketch comedy for stages like Upright Citizens Brigade (LA and NYC), The iO (Chicago and West), and the Vancouver Comedy Festival. He is a co-founder of TROOP! and The Riot Act, troupes that have performed in venues like The Comedy Central Stage, The HBO Workspace, and The Chicago Improv Festival. For ten years he has directed The Apple Sisters, a staged 1943 radio show that very much helped prepare him to dive into the 1935 world of The 39 Steps. He was also a director for The Hampstead Players Theater Company. A screenwriter, Kevin has written for The Onion, National Lampoon, and MTV's The Hard Times of RJ Berger, as well as screenplays for Warner Brothers, Paramount, Bad Robot, Happy Madison, and 20th Century Fox. He has Executive Produced pilots for both NBC and Cartoon Network. Training: Act One Hollywood, BFA Emerson College. He is currently directing The 39 Steps for Actors Co-op about to open Friday September 22. (more...)

Sebastian Chacon Joins THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Playwrights Realm has announced that Sebastian Chacon will join the cast for the final performances in the Realm's World Premiere production of Michael Yates Crowley's acclaimed The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B. Matthias. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Revive American Classic OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

For its second play of Season 36, North Coast Rep is reviving John Steinbeck's classic drama novella-turned play, OF MICE AND MEN. (more...)


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Review Roundup: BIG NIGHT at The Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The world premiere of Paul Rudnick's new play NIG NIGHT runs at the Kirk Douglas Theatre through October 8, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Announces IN CONVERSATION with Michael W. Brooks and Charles McMahon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

As part of its ongoing In Conversation Series of fascinating discussions with theater artists and special guests, Lantern Theater Company will host noted drama scholar Michael W. Brooks and Lantern Artistic Director Charles McMahon for In Conversation: The Mirror to Nature on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at approximately 4:30 p.m. (more...)

The Public & The Shakespeare Society's New Initiative to Explore the Bard
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Public Theater and The Shakespeare Society have announced that they will join forces to form the new PUBLIC SHAKESPEARE INITIATIVE, under the leadership of long-time Shakespeare Society Artistic Director, Michael Sexton. The Public Theater and The Shakespeare Society have long shared the passionately-held belief that Shakespeare is for everyone. (more...)

Jim Poulos to Lead All-Star HAMLET at The Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

With a story as epic and revered as Hamlet, a theatre company has to either go big or go home. And with its first-ever production of William Shakespeare's iconic tragedy (running October 11 through November 5), The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is most definitely going big with an all-star cast and production team. (more...)

Cast Announced for Alain Boublil's MANHATTAN PARISIENNE at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Robert Mackintosh in association with The Other Palace are delighted to announce casting for the 'Work in Progress' production of Alain Boublil's MANHATTAN PARISIENNE. (more...)

Paapa Essiedu to Reprise Role in US Premiere of RSC's HAMLET at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces The Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) Hamlet, directed by Simon Godwin with Paapa Essiedu in the title role, for six performances only in the Eisenhower Theater, May 2 6, 2018. (more...)

Pulitzer Nominated Play Comes to River St this Weekend in Jaffrey
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The River Street Theatre (RST) in Jaffrey, will be presenting the filmed adaptation of the award-winning play, Marjorie Prime this Friday, September 22 (7 pm) and Saturday, September 23 (2 pm & 7 pm). (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Team for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the line-up of directors and initial casting for the 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

Adapted HAMLET Gets Staged Reading with Deirdre O'Connell and Peter Francis James
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Award winning actors Deirdre O'Connell (Circle Mirror Transformation) and Peter Francis James (Stuff Happens) appeared in a new 90 minute adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet at The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory. (more...)

Bad Quarto Productions to Stage New York Premiere of ANNA KARENINA LIVES!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Bad Quarto Productions, a theatre company specializing in performing modern theatre using Shakespearean staging techniques, will stage the New York premiere of Anna Karenina Lives!, a new vaudeville-style musical comedy by Germaine Shames, from October 14th - 22nd at 353 W. 48th St. in New York City. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 17, 2017
by - Sep 17, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER Opens at CoHo Season 22, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Year of the Rooster is a furious, foul-mouthed, comedic attack on heavy-weight subjects like rural poverty, animal cruelty and toxic masculinity in America. (more...)

BWW Review: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, Marble Arch Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Sep 15, 2017

New Orleans comes to Marble Arch via this energetic revival of Clarke Peters' 1990 tribute to 'The King of the Jukebox', swing and blues bandleader Louis Jordan. Occupying a new pop-up, circus tent-style venue complete with stylish bar serving Southern cocktails it's a welcome blast of jazz-hot fun as autumn draws in. (more...)

Pacific Theatre presents THE LONESOME WEST by Martin McDonagh
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

What is the true cost of forgiveness? In the Irish Hamlet of Leenane, brothers Coleman and Valene eke out a squalid existence in their deceased father's house. It's hard to tell who they hate more: the outside world, or each other. When the hapless local priest Father Welsh attempts to reconcile the brothers, things spin wildly and hilariously out of hand. The Lonesome West, Pacific Theatre's first guest production of the 2017-2018 season, highlights Martin McDonagh's pitch-black dialogue and wicked sense of humour, but also tests the boundaries of family, faith, and forgiveness. (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...)

Mira J. Spektor's LADY OF THE CASTLE Coming to Opera America & Scandinavia House
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

The Aviva Players will present Mira J. Spektor's Lady of The Castle, A Ghostly Post-Holocaust Chamber Opera, based on a true story & an Israeli play by Lea Goldberg. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE SLAVES OF SOLITUDE at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Nicholas Wright's The Slaves of Solitude directed by Jonathan Kent. (more...)

Dule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE World Premiere at People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Fear the Walking Dead star and Philadelphia native Colman Domingo partners with nationally-acclaimed theatre-maker Patricia McGregor to co-author Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole, a surprising and unsettling exploration of race and the American Dream. McGregor will also direct. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group to Stage O'Neill's Masterpiece LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Quintessence Theatre Group brings Eugene O'Neill's masterpiece Long Day's Journey into Night to life as the second show of its 8th Season. The company's first modern American classic takes center stage at the Sedgwick Theater, October 4-22. Opening Night is Saturday, October 7 at 7 p.m. (more...)

TIME AND THE CONWAYS, Starring Elizabeth McGovern, Starts Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the new Broadway production of J. B. Priestley's Time and the Conways, directed by Tony winner Rebecca Taichman (Indecent). Time and the Conways returns to Broadway for the first time since its premiere in 1938. A friendly reminder that Time and the Conways begins preview performances tomorrow, September 14, 2017. (more...)

The Wooster Group to Stage 'THE B-SIDE' and EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Wooster Group will present the premiere of its newest work, THE B-SIDE: Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons A Record Album Interpretation in October, followed by a limited return engagement of the Group's 2014 piece, EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS: A Record Album Interpretation in December. (more...)

Marsha Mason Directs Arizona Theatre Company's Season-Opening Performance CHAPTER TWO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC; David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is pleased to welcome back four-time Academy Award-nominee Marsha Mason, who will direct Neil Simon's autobiographical romantic comedy Chapter Two to open ATC's 51st season, Oct. 5-22 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix. (more...)

Site Specific Medical Courtroom Drama CHASING JACK Plays at Fordham University
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Chasing Jack is the new riveting drama from author John S. Anastasi, previously represented Off-Broadway with Would You Still Love Me If starring Kathleen Turner. Audience members can sit in the General Courtroom Gallery for $20 or be closer in the Jury Box for $25 and be part of the action! (more...)

Austin Pendleton and Barbara Bleier to Return to Pangea with 'BEAUTIFUL MISTAKE'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Austin Pendleton and Barbara Bleier return to downtown's hideaway, Pangea, in September and October, with BEAUTIFUL MISTAKE - The Songs of John Bucchino and Amanda McBroom. There are two performances scheduled: September 26th and October 3rd at 7:00pm. (more...)

Ophelia Theatre Group to Present Array of New Plays 'With a Twist'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Ophelia Theatre Group presents a fantastic array of new plays based on classic tales, but 'with a twist'! These performances, divided over four weekends, will turn modern and classic myth on its ear. (more...)

New Musical STRANGE LADIES Opens 10/14 at Berkeley City Club
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Central Works 2017 season concludes this Fall with Strange Ladies by Susan Sobeloff opening with a press night on Saturday October 14 running through November 12 (previews Oct 12 & 13) at the renowned Berkeley City Club. Strange Ladies is a Central Works Method Musical inspired by the Suffrage movement. The production is told with music of the period under the musical direction of Milissa Carey. 1917: a diverse group of Suffragists are fighting to gain the vote for women as the US entered World War I. Torn between loyalty to their political cause and loyalty to the war effort, these women each struggle to make difficult choices in a time of tremendous social upheaval. The personal pits each against the political in Strange Ladies. (more...)

Center Dance Delights with Ghosts Goblins Witches, Oh My!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Just in time for Halloween, Center Dance Ensemble performs a spooky, haunting program, Ghosts & Goblins & Witches, Oh My! October 19 - 21 at 7:30 and Oct 22 at 2:00 pm at the Herberger Theater Center, Stage West. Tickets are $28 adults/$23 seniors/$14 students and are on sale at www.herbergertheater.org or by calling 602-252-8497. (more...)

Northern Stage to Open Season with First-Ever Repertory: A DOLL'S HOUSE and ROBERT FROST: THIS VERSE BUSINESS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and Robert Frost: This Verse Business by A.M. Dolan play in repertory live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, September 20 October 29. (more...)

Herb Newsome Returns to United Solo with BREAK IT DOWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Break It Down, written and performed by Herb Newsome is a multimedia show that tells the story of the early days of Hip Hop through a live performance of the four elements: DJing, Emceeing, B-Boying and Graffiti Art. Explore the history behind the music set in the Bronx, NY, during a time where urban decay and gang culture inspired a people to create their own form of expression. Playing 10 Characters using music, dance, video, graffiti, and rhyming, the audience will be taken on a journey through the world of Hip Hop. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for Jocelyn Bioh's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

MCC Theater today announced the complete cast and creative team for the second show of its 2017-18 season: the World Premiere of School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony Winner Rebecca Taichman. (more...)

Star of Stage & Screen Kenneth Branagh to Receive BAFTA Career Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) is pleased to announce that award-winning actor and director Kenneth Branagh will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment at the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse to Debut Immersive Production SOUTHERN GOTHIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Windy City Playhouse announces an expansion in programming with a world-premiere immersive theatrical production, 'Southern Gothic,' premiering February 7, 2018 and running through April 1, 2018 as a stand-alone production following the 2017 season. (more...)

Haven Theatre Completes 2017-18 Season with FEAR AND MISERY OF THE THIRD REICH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Haven Theatre is pleased to announce the final production slated for its 2017-18 Season, Bertolt Brecht's unsettling and unflinching drama FEAR AND MISERY OF THE THIRD REICH, translated by Eric Bentley and directed by Artistic Director Josh Sobel, playing February 8 March 11, 2018. Casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Steamy ANTONY & CLEOPATRA to Open Folger Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Folger Theatre launches its 2017/18 season of power, passion, and politics with William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra. (more...)

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