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Daisy Ridley Will Lead OPHELIA Film
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2019

According to Deadline, IFC Films will release the new film Ophelia in the U.S., starring Daisy Ridley of Star Wars fame. (more...)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Comes to Fulton Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning play wright Tennessee Williams, take a look through the fading memory books of Tom's fractured life in The Glass Menagerie. Living with his controlling mother and introverted sister Laura, who lives in her own world of make believe, Tom struggles as the pillar of his family. As the memories are revealed, Tom and his mother Amanda, wish for nothing more than for Laura to find a loving husband. When Tom sets up a blind date for his sister with his coworker from the shoe warehouse, Amanda's obsession and frustration is pushed to new extremes, while Laura is left vulnerable and exposed like her glass figurines. (more...)

Barrington Stage Announces INTO THE WOODS & Five World Premieres for 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires (Pittsfield, MA) under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, announced today its 25th Anniversary season, which will feature four world premieres, including the new musical from BSC's Musical Theatre Lab, Fall Springs by Niko Tsakalakos and Peter Sinn Nachtrieb; America v. 2.1: The Sad Demise & Eventual Extinction of The American Negro by Stacey Rose; American Underground by Brent Askari; and Ragtag Theatre's Hansel and Gretel, commissioned by BSC. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019. (more...)

NY Indie Theatre Film Festival Opens Tonight At New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

The 2019 NY Indie Theatre Film Festival opens tonight, February 8 at 7pm, with the NY festival premiere of Poor Behavior (2016), written by Theresa Rebeck. Based on her play of the same name, Ms. Rebeck (upcoming spy thriller 355, Broadway's Bernhardt/Hamlet, NBC's 'Smash') makes her film directorial debut with this dark, dysfunctional comedy. Rebeck will participate in a talkback after the screening, moderated by Marc Stuart Weitz, New Ohio Theatre's Producing Director. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Images of Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox Alongside Tom Hiddleston in BETRAYAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

Rehearsals began this week for The Jamie Lloyd Company production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal which runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 5 March 2019 for a strictly limited season ending on 1 June. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, the production stars Golden Globe, Olivier and Evening Standard Award winner Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox. (more...)

Guest Blog: Co-director Tonderai Munyevu On THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Guest Blog: Tonderai Munyevu - Feb 8, 2019

Who doesn't love Oscar Wilde? That was probably the starting point of how we ended up doing this "very radical" production of The Importance of Being Earnest. (more...)

Laura Pradelska Returns to the Stage in A SMALL HOUSE AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Following the success of the world premiere of award-winning writer Chris Lee's exciting and poignant play which debuted at Chiswick's Tabard Theatre in Sept 2018, Laura Pradelska (Game of Thrones, Summit Conference) and Director Ken McClymont (Dogstar, Doig, Beak Street, Sherlock Holmes and the Invisible Thing, I Am Of Ireland) return for a second run in London's West End, joined by new co-star Alan Turkington. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh in on Cate Blanchett in WHEN WE HAVE SUFFICIENTLY TORTURED EACH OTHER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

The National Theatre's When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other, a new play by Martin Crimp is now on stage. It is directed by Katie Mitchell, with a cast including Cate Blanchett, who makes her National Theatre debut alongside Stephen Dillane returning to the National Theatre for the first time since The Coast of Utopia in 2002. (more...)

We Happy Few Presents MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

We Happy Few follows ambition into bloody madness in March 2019 with Shakespeare's vicious tale of prophecy, violence and desire at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PRODUCERS at Broward Stage Door Theatre
by David McKibbin - Feb 7, 2019

The Broward Stage Door Theatre is slowly but steadily growing into its new Lauderhill home. The Producers is a show that can challenge any major regional theatre with its performance and technical demands. The Stage Door has taken on said challenge with grace. Throughout the show's month-long run, audiences have laughed at the show's timeless Mel Brooks humor and were moved by some high-quality performances. (more...)

McCarter Announces Cast For World Premiere Of Ken Ludwig's THE GODS OF COMEDY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

A young Classics professor puts her career-and her love life-in peril, and calls on the gods of Ancient Greece to save her. Things don't go according to plan when the gods who show up are The Gods of Comedy! (more...)

Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For JUNK At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Ayad Akhtar's (Arena's Disgraced) timely tale Junk. Inspired by the real junk bond giants of the 1980s, Akhtar explores how the riveting, hostile takeover of a family-owned manufacturing company paved the way to expose the rise of greed, power, race and wealth that led to reshaping the rules of Wall Street and the world. Directed by Jackie Maxwell, Junk runs April 5 - May 5, 2019 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Noël Coward's HAY FEVER Extended At Florida Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce another extension in its 2019 Season, this time for Noel Coward's 'Hay Fever.' Originally slated to close on March 6, the farce will extend it's run to Saturday, March 9 due to overwhelming popular demand. Discounted previews begin February 12 and are nearly sold out in the Historic Arcade Theatre. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For THE ELEPHANT MAN At El Portal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Thursday Night Theater Club announce their cast of fourteen for The Elephant Man by playwright Bernard Pomerance.  Robyn Cohen is delighted to be at the helm with such a notable group of actors.   The production opens at El Portal Theatre. Tickets are available at:  www.ElPortalTheatre.com. The show will open March 21 - 23 and April 3 - 14, 2019. (more...)

Dixon Place Presents OUTRAGE, For One Night Event
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

A brand new one man show about the state of our trouble nation comes this spring to Dixon Place for a one night only event. Inspired by and adapted from real life internet commentary revolving around the 2016 U.S. Election, Outrage is a one man show challenging a severely polarized America to listen more closely. The trolling, cyber bullying, and name calling we engage in on a daily basis takes center stage in this brutally honest portrayal of our national turmoil. Originally presented in Dixon Place's Lounge space in March 2018, this workshop production continues its development for a one night event on the Dixon Place mainstage. (more...)

Virginia Stage Company and Norfolk State University Theatre Company Present Toni Morrison's THE BLUEST EYE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison's first novel comes to life at the Wells Theatre. The Bluest Eye, directed by Khanisha Foster, follows the story of young Pecola in 1940's Ohio who is pregnant at her father's hands. She is taken in by a loving family and cared for by brilliant and kind sisters, Frieda and Claudia. The character-driven play, both poetic and daringly funny, illuminates the destructive powers of racism and class dynamics while exploring the power of community through exquisite storytelling. The Bluest Eye is produced in collaboration with Norfolk State University Theatre Company. (more...)

Red Bull Theater Announces Cast For THE WHITE DEVIL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for the first of its two upcoming Off-Broadway productions at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. (more...)

Azudi Onyejekwe Joins SINCERELY, OSCAR At Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Azudi Onyejekwe(The Great Comet, Violet) will join Doreen Taylor (Christine Daaein The Phantom of the Opera; Candide; Billboard Top 100 Recording Artist) in Sincerely, Oscar (www.SincerelyOscar.com) a new musical celebrating Broadway's greatest lyricist, Oscar Hammerstein, with book by Ms. Taylor and directed by Dugg McDonough (artistic director, LSU Opera; four seasons as staff stage director for the New York City Opera). Sincerely, Oscar will play Theatre Row - Acorn Theatre (410 W. 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues) in a limited engagement, beginning March 27 with opening night set for April 4. Sincerely, Oscar is produced by David Pedemonti. (more...)

Further Casting Announced For The RSC Productions Of THE PROVOKED WIFE and VENICE PRESERVED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

The Royal Shakespeare Company has today announced further casting for its forthcoming double-bill of Restoration plays, John Vanbrugh's The Provoked Wife and Thomas Otway's Venice Preserved. The Provoked Wife, directed by Phillip Breen, plays in repertoire from the 2 May 2019 with Venice Preserved, directed by Prasanna Puwanarajah, running from 24 May 2019 in the Swan Theatre. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble Presents Adaptation of GOOD BONES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, a nonprofit theatre company now in its 15th season, announces that Eileen Glenn's stage adaptation of Margaret Atwood's Good Bones and Simple Murders will be performed at New York's Downtown Arts on Thursday & Friday, February 21st & 22nd at 7:00pm and as part of the company's expansion of programming to the Rockland/Westchester area, it will be presented at Nyack NY's historic library on Saturday, February 23rd at 2:00pm. This is prior to a full NYC run scheduled for October/November 2019. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 17, 2019
by - Feb 17, 2019

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

Playwright Billie Aken-Tyers Leads Cast of Reading Of Her New Play NEXT ROUND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2019

The Newest play from British playwright Billie Aken-Tyers is to be presented at Theatre Lab on March 2nd at 7pm by the Ophelia Theatre Group. The play, set in a small town in the North East of England, follows the story of a young millennial trying to find her place in the world without her Father. Steph's Dad has just died, and it's up to her best friends Ant and Harry to pull her through the worst year of her life. In a year of transition, three friends discover who they are, how to grieve and that growing up is realizing that no one knows how to be a grown up, all through the medium of a good old fashioned Pub Quiz. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PRODUCERS at Paramount Theatre
by Emily McClanathan - Feb 16, 2019

Before attending THE PRODUCERS at Paramount Theatre, I had a disturbing dream in which this production cut everything deemed offensive or politically incorrect from the original: tap-dancing Nazis, sex-crazed old ladies, grossly stereotyped portrayals of, well, everyone. 'But what will they have left?' my dream-self protested. Fortunately, my fears were allayed upon seeing Paramount's production; director Jim Corti stages a madcap romp that revels in the irreverent humor of Mel Brooks. (more...)

Casting Announcement And Invite For THE TRAGEDY OF JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Theatre for a New Audience announces the seventeen-member cast and the creative team for its production of William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, directed by Shana Cooper in her Off-Broadway debut. (more...)

Greater Boston Stage Company Announces the US Premiere of ONEGIN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Greater Boston Stage Company proudly announces the U.S. Premiere of Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hill's, Onegin. Based on Pushkin's masterpiece novel in verse and Tchaikovsky's stunning opera, Onegin tells the love story of the innocent Tatyana and the self-obsessed aristocrat Onegin. This soaring musical adaptation begs you to answer the question, "Look around, look around, look around, Do you see someone worth dying for?" Directed by Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes, performances run March 14 - 31, 2019. The Press Opening is Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 3:00pm. (more...)

Cast And Creatives Announced for LIFE AFTER At The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the American premiere of Life After, a rapturously beautiful and stirring new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Britta Johnson. The Globe's own Barry Edelstein directs, with choreography by Ann Yee. Life After will run March 22 - April 28, 2019 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 22-28. (more...)

Ryan Spahn, Connor Delves, and Eric Bermudez Lead Reading of STARCROSSED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Tybalt and Mercutio now fill the roles of the star crossed lovers born to be enemies. Constructed around Shakespeare's original dialogue and expanded upon into a love story of intrigue, scheming, and hope, two beloved characters get new life, as they each grow into individuals hoping to find a companion in a world where their sexuality has no voice or champion. (more...)

BWW Review: NELL GWYNN at Folger Theatre - Be Prepared to Laugh and Learn about One of England's First Actresses on The Stage
by Charles Shubow - Feb 15, 2019

Go back in time to 1665 and learn about the theatre world in London. (more...)

Thea K. Lammers in A DEATH STAR IS BORN Plays The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Celebrated for her killer vocals and vicious wit, popular nightlife performer Thea K. Lammers stars in her debut club act A DEATH STAR IS BORN. You only have two options as a girl: ingenue or villain. Nice or bitch. With musical direction by Patrick DeGennaro and writing by Justin McDevitt, Thea reflects on her villainous side, and the limited roles that exist for women. Combining humorous antics and fugues of fantasy, the Queen of Mean will show you what it really means to be a B-I-T-C-H in a mansplained world. (more...)

Emma Fielding And Katy Stephens Star In MARY'S BABIES At Jermyn Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Artistic Director Tom Littler has announced casting for the world premiere of Mary's Babies. Two of Britain's best-known classical actors, Emma Fielding and Katy Stephens, will co-star in Maud Dromgoole's funny and compelling play about family and fertility. (more...)

They're So in Love! Meet the Cast of KISS ME, KATE- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Feb 14, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara, begins preview performances today. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

CSC Adds Performances To The Run Of William Wharton's BIRDY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) has added three performances to its highly anticipated upcoming production of Birdy, adapted by Naomi Wallace from the novel by William Wharton, and directed by Steven Maler. The production now runs February 27 through March 17 at the Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College in Wellesley. (more...)

Mark Jacoby To Lead The World Premiere Of VILNA By Ira Fuchs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Vilna, a new play by Ira Fuchs directed by Joseph Discher, will begin its limited Off-Broadway World Premiere engagement at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street, between Ninth & Tenth Avenues) on Monday March 11th. Opening Night is set for Wednesday March 20th (7pm). This limited Off-Broadway engagement continues through Sunday April 14th only. (more...)


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I HATE SHAKESPEARE By Steph DeFerie Comes To The Producers Club
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

We hate Shakespeare! At least that's what the audience thinks until they get a rip-roaring rundown of Shakespeare's classics. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces 2019-2020 Season - PETER PAN, MUCH ADO, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Incoming Artistic Director Simon Godwin today announces Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2019-2020 Season. Godwin's debut season highlights his artistic aspirations for the company to create high quality, exciting, inclusive theatre. Godwin states, This is not my season, but ours, everybody's season. (more...)

Case Western Reserve/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program Offers A Witty, Bubbly Production Of HAY FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program is proud to present Noel Coward's classic comedy Hay Fever. This madcap play about a weekend with the eccentric Bliss family will star the MFA Class of 2020 and a guest performer.  Director Jerrold Scott's production will take the audience back to the 1920's and remind them of the joy of life and fear of boredom. The show will run from February 27th-March 9th in Helen Theatre at Playhouse Square. (more...)

THML Theatre Company Presents The NYC Premiere Of THE OWL GIRL By Monica Raymond
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

THML Theatre Company will open its spring season, 'Opening Doors, Closing the Gap,' with the New York City premiere of The Owl Girl by Monica Raymond. The production will run from February 28th-March 20th as part of the Theater Artist Residency Program at The Center at West Park. (more...)

Wheelhouse Theater To Present Aaron Posner's LIFE SUCKS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Fresh off the heels of their critically acclaimed revival of Happy Birthday, Wanda June, Wheelhouse Theater Company and its Founding Members, Matt Harrington, David Kenner, Michael Schantz, and Jeffrey Wise, has announced that it will present the New York Premiere of Aaron Posner's Life Sucks., March 22nd through April 20th at The Wild Project (195 East 3rd Street). The cast features Jeff Biehl, Nadia Bowers, Kimberly Chatterjee, Barbara Kingsley, Stacey Linnertz, Austin Pendleton, and Michael Schantz. Wheelhouse's Jeff Wise directs the production, which will have its official opening night on March 27th at 7:00PM.  (more...)

Lee Wilkof & More Join Cast of Public Theater's SOCRATES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the world premiere of SOCRATES, written by acclaimed actor, director, and writer Tim Blake Nelson. Directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes and anchoring the Onassis Festival 2019: Democracy is Coming, SOCRATES will begin previews on Tuesday, April 2, with a Joseph Papp Free Preview performance on Wednesday, April 3 in The Public's Martinson Hall. This powerful new play runs through Sunday, May 19, with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 16. (more...)

BWW Review: Heartfelt COME FROM AWAY Exudes the Best of Humanity at OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - Feb 12, 2019

Currently a welcome, much-lauded presence in each city it visits, the top-notch first national tour of the multi-award-winning 2017 Broadway musical COME FROM AWAY---currently enchanting audiences at OC's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through February 17---is just the kind of timely show our splintered nation needs to experience right now: a heartwarming, winningly-presented collection of true stories that showcase the unvarnished beauty of human kindness and, ultimately, the absolute best examples of selflessness and generosity that seem rare these days. COME FROM AWAY is also a genuinely entertaining, enthusiastically rousing, and beautifully-staged theater piece that overflows with amiable grace, appealing music, and swiftly-paced criss-crossing stories that capture your attention right from the get-go. (more...)

Chris Thorpe And Rachel Bagshaw's THE SHAPE OF THE PAIN Returns For UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Chris Thorpe and Rachel Bagshaw's Fringe First award-winning show about a love affair seen through the eyes of someone with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome returns for UK tour (more...)

Cast And Creative Announced For STILL AT RISK By Tim Pinckney
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Theater for the New City, in association with MBL Productions, has announced, today, the cast and creative team for the New York premiere of the new play, Still at Risk by Tim Pinckney (Message to Michael). Performances begin Thursday, March 7, 2019 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 31, 2019 in the Community Space Theater at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue, between 9th & 10th Streets). (more...)

NWU Theatre Professor To Stage ONE HAM MANLET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

A Nebraska Wesleyan University theatre professor and alumnus will return to the stage to portray 20 characters in 90 minutes in his play, "One-Ham Manlet." (more...)

Red Bull Theater Presents One-Night-Only Reading Of Schiller's DON CARLOS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for the next REVELATION READING, Mike Poulton's (Fortune's Fool, Wolf Hall) Don Carlos by Friedrich Schiller, directed by Mr. Berger: Ron Canada, Helen Cespedes, Celeste Ciulla, Kelley Curran, Sanjit De Silva, Ezra Knight, Sam Lilja, Ismenia Mendes, Patrick Page, Rod Singleton, and Paxton Whitehead.  This will take place on Monday February 25 at 7:30pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson Streets). (more...)

Hudson Warehouse Presents PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Hudson Warehouse kicks off its 16th Season with their new adaptation of Jane Austen's classic PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. This high spirited, delightful stage adaptation is written by Hudson Warehouse's Executive Director Susane Lee. (more...)

KING LEAR Comes To Philadelphia's Quintessence Theatre Group
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Quintessence Theatre Group, a professional classic theatre company located in Philadelphia's Mt. Airy neighborhood, takes on Shakespeare's greatest tragedy this spring. KING LEAR, a searing drama about the dangers of absolute power, comes to Quintessence from March 19, 2019 through April 20, 2019. Opening night is Saturday, March 23 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Nothing Rotten about Orlando Shakes' 'Hamlet'
by McKenzie Lakey - Feb 10, 2019

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