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Photo Flash: First Look at Midsommer Flight's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2017

Midsommer Flight, a professional not-for-profit theatre company that was one of five Finalists for this year's League of Chicago Theatres Emerging Theatre Award, is staging Shakespeare's Twelfth Night for the third consecutive holiday season, complete with its acclaimed musical score. The comedy is being performed in the Show House room at the Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton Drive, for three weekends - from November 30 December 17, 2017. The production is part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Night Out in the Parks initiative that provides world-class performances in Chicago's neighborhood parks throughout the year. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Complete for AN ORDINARY MUSLIM at New York Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop has announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of AN ORDINARY MUSLIM, by NYTW Usual Suspect and 2017-18 Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence Hammaad Chaudry (Salaam, Mr. Bush), directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and Obie Award winner Jo Bonney (The Body of An American). (more...)

Jack Willis Returns as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in THE GREAT SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, the second half of the epic drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, following the theater's critically acclaimed 2016 run of All the Way. Kyle Donnelly returns to Arena Stage to helm this political thrill ride that shines a bright, clear light on a pivotal moment in American history (New York Times). Chronicling LBJ's second term as he seeks to maintain his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and complete a raft of impossibly ambitious social policy projects, The Great Society runs February 2-March 11, 2018 on the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

First Broadway Revival of TRAVESTIES, Starring Tom Hollander, Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company - in association with Chocolate Factory Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions - has announced the full cast joining Tom Hollander in the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for the West End Transfer of MARY STUART
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The full cast has been announced for the West End transfer of Robert Icke's new adaptation of Mary Stuart. Following a critically acclaimed, sold out season at the Almeida Theatre in 2016-17, the production will open at the Duke of York's Theatre from 15 January for a limited run before visiting Theatre Royal Bath, Salford Lowry and Cambridge Arts Theatre. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Denver Awards; HAIRSPRAY AND AIDA Lead Best Musicals!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Memphis Awards; New Moon's HAMLET Leads Best Play!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; BILLY ELLIOT Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; HEATHERS Leads Best Local Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Washington DC Awards; IN THE HEIGHTS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Drafthouse Comedy Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

In the interest of alt-holiday hilarity, Drafthouse Comedy Theater proudly presents The SantaLand Diaries by best-selling humorist David Sedaris, adapted by acclaimed theater director Joe Montello. Broadway actor Cameron Folmar stars as a gay, out-of-work writer who lands a job as a Macy's elf and spills the beans behind the scenes. Directed by DC theater veteran Lynn Sharp Spears, the solo show about a puckish Santa's helper runs December 7 to 23, 2017, at 1100 13th Street NW, Washington, DC, a quick walk from the Metro. (more...)

Lineup Announced For Fifth Annual POWERS NEW VOICES FESTIVAL at the Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced it will present the fifth annual Powers New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, playing January 12 14, 2018. The festival will kick off on Friday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m. with Voices of the Community: Celebrating Local Playwrights, an evening of work created by San Diego residents through the Globe's arts engagement initiatives Community Voices and coLAB, and will continue with four readings by some of the most exciting voices writing for the American theatre today. The new American play readings commence on Saturday, January 13 at 4:00 p.m. with Laurel Ollstein's They Promised Her the Moon, directed by Giovanna Sardelli (Somewhere, The Whipping Man at the Globe), followed at 7:30 p.m. by Too Heavy for Your Pocket by Jir h Breon Holder, directed by Patricia McGregor (Globe for All's Measure for Measure).The Festival continues on Sunday, January 14 at 3:00 p.m. with The Tale of Despereaux, with book, music, and lyrics by PigPen Theatre Co. (The Old Man and The Old Moon at the Globe), based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo and the Universal Pictures animated motion picture. The Festival will wrap up that evening at 7:30 p.m. with The Great Leap by Lauren Yee, directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg (Globe's Skeleton Crew). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Arcola Theatre's CALLISTO: A QUEER EPIC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Callisto: a queer epic is a swirling constellation of remarkable queer stories. In London, 1680, opera star Arabella Hunt has secretly entered into the first recorded gay marriage in UK history. In Worcester, 1936, Alan Turing pays one final visit to Isobel Morcom, mother of his lost first love, Christopher. In the San Fernando Valley, 1979, Tammy Frazer arrives at Callisto Pornographic Studios, searching for the love of her life. And on the Moon, 2223, Lorn is building a paradise to sleep in, but Cal, his A.I. companion, is determined to keep him awake. (more...)

Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Howard Brenton's THE SHADOW FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Samuel Hodges, today announces casting for the theatres inaugural production at NST City the world premi re of Howard Brenton's The Shadow Factory. Hodges directs David Birrell (Fred/Hugh), Catherine Cusack (Lil/Sylvia), Lorna Fitzgerald (Jackie Dimmock), Hilton McRae (Lord Beaverbrook) and Daniel York (Len Gooch). Further casting to be announced. The Shadow Factory opens on 15 February, with previews from 7 February, and runs until 3 March. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Produces Timely Contemporary Comedy, NATIVE GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents Karen Zacar as' Native Gardens. Zacar as' new comedy tells the story of high-powered lawyer Pablo Del Valle and his wife Tania, a doctoral candidate, who are working toward the so-called American Dream. After purchasing a house next door to Frank and Virginia Butley, the neighborhood's old guard, the two couples find themselves in a heated dispute about their shared fence line. Native Gardens appears from January 3 - February 4, 2018 in the Goldman Theater. Tickets are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Drama Online Announces New Video Partnership With The Royal Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Drama Online significantly expands its current video offering with new world-class content from the preeminent producer of Shakespeare in the theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company. (more...)

Photo Flash: ROBIN HOOD Opens At Stantonbury Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Noted theatrical idiots Splendid Productions team up with panto powerhouse Greenwich Theatre and the legendary performers of Stantonbury Campus to present the most swash-buckling pantomime in the land and put an arrow in your bow, a song in your heart and a smile on your face - an unmissable Christmas treat for all the family! (more...)

RSC Chooses DIGITAL THEATRE+ As Distributor for the Full Canon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Digital Theatre+ (DT+), a leading online education platform for English and the performing arts, announces the release of 36 new Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) productions. The first 13 productions will be available on DT+ from 11 December, 2017. (more...)

David Zen Mansley to Return with A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Can the spirits of Christmas warm the heart of a bitter old miser? Find the answer yourself in David 'Zen' Mansley's production of the classic Charles Dickens tale. (more...)

BWW Review: World Premeire THE BRUTES Looks At Lost History Of The Booth Family
by Frank Benge - Dec 5, 2017

Casey Wimpee's new play, THE BRUTES, opens in 1861 and is set in 1864. It is a look at the storied theatrical family, the Booths. It examines not only John Wilkes Booth and his plans to assassinate President Lincoln, but also the people, known as Brutes, who conspired along with him in sympathy for the South. The play looks at the reasons John Wilkes was propelled to a destiny that would wipe his families history from popular memory. (more...)

Exciting 2018 Casting News! / End Of The Year Campaign!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

MSF's Hotly Anticipated 2018 Season On Sale! Artistic Director Janice L Blixt - director of Measure for Measure and The Rover - and Artistic Associate Robert Kauzlaric - director of The Tempest - are excited to share some of the casting decisions already made for the 2018 MSF Season. Many of these decisions were made back in June - July when the season was announced, others are more recent additions to our roster. (more...)

August Strindberg's THE BLACK GLOVE Comes to the Gene Frankel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

Even people familiar with August Strindberg may be surprised to learn that he wrote plays for children. The best example is 'The Black Glove,' his final Chamber Play. Its place in history has been obscured by a historical fluke: it premiered in 1911, after the close of Strindberg's Intimate Theater, which it was written for. This kept it out of many anthologies. (more...)

DR. SEUSS'S THE LORAX Begins This Weekend at the Royal Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

David Mirvish will present The Old Vic production of Dr. Seuss's THE LORAX, which begins performances Saturday, December 9, at the Royal Alexandra Theatre and runs through January 21, 2018. The media performance is Sunday December 17, 2017 at 1:30PM. (more...)

Dan Ruth to Bring One-Man Show A LIFE BEHIND BARS to Whitefire SoloFest 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

Award-winning Brooklyn actor-writer, Dan Ruth, brings his tour-de-force black comedy, A Life Behind Bars (Winner United Solo 2016, Best Autobiographical Show) to Los Angeles for two performances in association with Whitefire SoloFest 2018. (more...)

Meet the Royal Company of FARINELLI AND THE KING, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 17, 2017

The critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, starring three-time Tony Award-winner (Twelfth Night, Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies) Mark Rylance, opens tonight, December 17, 2017 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). The production plays a strictly limited engagement for 16 weeks only through Sunday, March 25, 2018. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch a trailer for the show! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Denver Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Memphis Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Santa Cruz Shakespeare Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Santa Cruz Shakespeare is thrilled to announce its 2018 summer season, with repertory performances beginning July 10 and running through September 2 at the Audrey Stanley Grove in DeLaveaga Park. Celebrating its fifth season as an independent nonprofit, SCS will kick off summer performances with Shakespeare's hilarious feast of language Love's Labour's Lost, directed by Laura Gordon (Much Ado About Nothing, 2015), beginning performances July 10. Romeo and Juliet, (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Washington DC Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Find Out What Is Coming To Hulu In January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

TV Guide shared the list of what is all coming to Hulu next month. Read the full article here! (more...)

Jonathan Hyde And Daniel Rigby Lead The Company For The Regional Premi re Of Peter Morgan's FROST/NIXON
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces that Jonathan Hyde and Daniel Rigby will lead the company for Kate Hewitt's regional premi re production of Peter Morgan's Frost/Nixon. Hyde returns to Sheffield Theatres, where he recently played the title role in Hastie's production of Julius Caesar, to play Richard Nixon, with Daniel Rigby as David Frost. The full company will be announced in the new year. (more...)

The Pop Won't Stop as THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Arrive at The Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

The Marvelous Wonderettes, written and created by Roger Bean and directed and choreographed by Melissa Rain Anderson, heats up January with a spirited performance of '50s and '60s pop classics at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. (more...)

Immersive SOUTHERN GOTHIC Invites Audience Into 1960s Cocktail Party
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Windy City Playhouse announces an expansion in programming with a world-premiere immersive theatrical production, Southern Gothic, premiering February 7, 2017 in an open-ended engagement. Written by Leslie Liautaud and directed by David H. Bell, Southern Gothic gives audiences the opportunity to be a fly on the wall at a cocktail party in Ashford, Georgia in the 1960s where four couples gather together to celebrate a birthday. (more...)

Off-Broadway's Kate Hamill to Lead CYRANO at Amphibian Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Amphibian Stage Productions, the contemporary theater cultural explorers call home, announced the cast for the world premiere of Cyrano, the first play in Amphibian's bold five-production 2018 season. (more...)

Lenny Wolpe to Star in THE OUTSIDER at Paper Mill Playhouse; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today the cast and creative team for the East Coast premiere of the new play The Outsider by Paul Slade Smith, directed by David Esbjornson (Driving Miss Daisy). (more...)

Conor McPherson's THE WEIR Announces Exclusive Scottish Dates
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

English Touring Theatre presents the touring production of Conor McPherson's Olivier Award-winning play The Weir, co-produced with Mercury Theatre Colchester, with exclusive Scottish dates at King's Theatre Edinburgh, Tue 20 to Sat 24 Feb 2018. (more...)

LUCIA BERLIN: STORIES Announced as Word For Word Season Opener
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Word for Word's first production of the 2018 Season is Lucia Berlin:Stories running February 14-March 11, in the Z Below Theater in San Francisco. Lucia Berlin:Stories opens with press performances February 17 & 18, Saturday 8 PM and Sunday 3 PM (previews Feb. 14 - 16). (more...)

BWW Review: COMPLETE WORKS OF WM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)(REVISED) at DE Theatre Company
by Greer Firestone - Dec 13, 2017

Madcap. Zany. Sophisticated Marx Brothers. Come one, come all to a Shakespearean jihad at DE Theatre Company with THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WM. SHAKESPEARE (abridged and revised). Cliff Notes on speed (even though the opening scene introduced Bob Cratchit. Wrong playwright, fellows. HA.) (more...)

Loading Dock Theatre's SPACEMAN to Land Off-Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Loading Dock Theatre has announced that its groundbreaking solo theater piece Spaceman, which was recently announced as a selection of the Exponential Theater Festival, will make its Off-Broadway debut at The Wild Project (located at 195 East 3rd Street, between Avenues A and B) beginning February 22, 2018. (more...)

Casting Announced for IMAGINATIONSHIP at Finborough Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Originally seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant 2017 A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, the world premiere of Imaginationship by Sue Healy runs at the Finborough Theatre, playingSunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 7 January 2018 (Press Night:Monday, 8 January 2018 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Meet the Full Company of Royal Court's THE CHILDREN, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 12, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children, the new play by Olivier Award winner Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica), directed by James MacDonald (Top Girls at MTC), opens tonight, December 12, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus hear from the stars in the video below! (more...)

Winners Announced For the 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

We're excited to announce the winners for the 2017 Broadway UK Awards! As voted for by the public, the awards celebrate the best long-running West End productions and best new productions from around the country. Thank you to everyone who voted, and huge congratulations to our fantastic winners. (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Urie and More in Rehearsal for HAMLET at D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents Hamlet, directed by STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn and featuring acclaimed actor Michael Urie as the tortured Danish prince. Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedy will run January 16-February 25, 2018 at Sidney Harman Hall. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at Urie and the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Casting Announced for Finborough Theatre's INTO THE NUMBERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Nanking massacre, as well as the first production at the Finborough Theatre building in its 150th anniversary year, the European premiere of Into the Numbers by multi-award-winning American playwright Christopher Chen opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 2 January 2018 (Press Nights: Thursday 4 and Friday 5 January 2018 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Columbus Symphony To Celebrate Russian Composers In The RUSSIAN WINTER FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Guest pianist Natasha Paremski joins the Columbus Symphony and Music Director Rossen Milanov as they celebrate the passion and exoticism of the Russian masters in the first installment of the Russian Winter Festival. The full program includes Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, Prokofiev's Symphony No. 1 ( Classical ), and Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy. (more...)

John Tufts to Star in I AM MY OWN WIFE at Laguna Playhouse This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced the fourth show in the Laguna Playhouse 97th season, I AM MY OWN WIFE, written by Doug Wright and directed by Jenny Sullivan and starring John Tufts. (more...)

New York Premiere! Sarah Rothenberg's 'A Proust Sonata' at FIAF
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

The French Institute Alliance Fran aise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, and Da Camera of Houston Productions present the New York Premiere of A Proust Sonata, Wednesday through Friday, January 10 12 at 7:30pm in FIAF's Florence Gould Hall. (more...)

Tmu-na Theatre Presents CAIN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2017

A theatrical event for actor and audience about our complex Israelism, myths, friendships and an endless war (more...)

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