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BWW's On This Day - August 21, 2017
by - Aug 21, 2017

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

Annette O'Toole-Led THE SHOW-OFF Headed Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The Peccadillo Theater Company, the OBIE, Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Award-winning company dedicated to the rediscovery of classic American theater, announces a revival of THE SHOW-OFF by Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist George Kelly, starring Lucille Lortel Award-winner Annette O'Toole (Southern Comfort, Man from Nebraska, 'Smallville,' 'Halt and Catch Fire'). (more...)

Jeff Fahey, Jack Shepherd, and More Join Martin Shaw in THE BEST MAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Neck and neck, the only thing that separates the candidates are the endorsements from a respected Ex-President (Jack Shepherd) and party big-wig (Gemma Jones). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 20, 2017
by - Aug 20, 2017

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

BWW Interview: Liz Neumark of GREAT PERFORMANCES, KATCHKIE FARM and THE SYLVIA CENTER
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 18, 2017

Since launching Great Performances (GP) in 1980 as a staffing agency offering part-time employment for women in the arts, Liz Neumark has orchestrated its transformation into one of the country's foremost catering and food service companies, lauded for its commitment to seasonal ingredients, innovative culinary presentations and exceptional service. (more...)

Fellowship for Performing Arts to Stage First New York Revival of William Nicholson's SHADOWLANDS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Fellowship for Performing Arts announced today they will return to New York for their third season with the first New York revival of William Nicholson's award-winning play SHADOWLANDS. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Almeida Theatre's AGAINST, Featuring Ben Whishaw
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Luke is an aerospace billionaire who can talk to anyone. But God is talking to him. He sets out to change the world. Only violence stands in his way. (more...)

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival presents SWORD OF THE UNICORN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

'Sword of the Unicorn' is an original play written and directed by Harrison Stengle. Unlike the vast majority of fantasy and sci-fi stories, which exclude or ignore LGBTQ narratives, it takes on a surrealistic sci-fi interpretation of what it is like for the play's hero, Sebastian, to come out to his father. Sebastian travels across the cosmos to obtain the mythical Sword of the Unicorn while overcoming his fears and doubts about his sexuality. (more...)

Adelaide Festival Announces Australian Premiere of Brett Dean's Opera HAMLET for 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

After dazzling audiences and critics alike at its recent world premiere produced by the renowned Glyndebourne Festival Opera in the UK, Neil Armfield's production of Australian composer Brett Dean's masterpiece Hamlet. (more...)

HEADSETS: A VIEW FROM THE LIGHT BOOTH Opens Friday, 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Ever wonder what happens in the light booth when something you are watching on stage suddenly goes wrong? William Missouri Downs (author of the past NSTC productions 'Cockeyed,' 'Mad Gravity,' and 'Seagulls in a Cherry Tree') shows us in this zany new comedy! The Los Angeles Times wrote that it is "a delightfully funny play." (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare's 'Shakespeare and the Law' Series to Continue with MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC), in collaboration with the Boston Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society, will present its annual Shakespeare and the Law series, focusing this fall on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, directed by CSC's Associate Artistic Director Adam Sanders and produced by McCarter & English partner Daniel J. Kelly.  (more...)

Fells Point Corner Theatre Presents I HATE HAMLET at Godfrey Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

An up-and-coming young television star is offered every actor's dream role: playing Hamlet onstage. There's just one complication... he HATES Hamlet. With the return of John Barrymore's ghost, intoxicated and in full costume to reclaim his infamous role, the two embark on a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, even the apartment where Barrymore once lived! (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces 2018 Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

1070 Dedicated to Slain Civil Rights Activist Heather Heyer
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Aug 17, 2017

Arizona-based playwright and theater producer James E. Garcia will dedicate this weekend's performances of '1070 (We Were Strangers Once, Too)' to the memory of Heather Heyer, the young civil rights activist killed in Charlottesville. (more...)

Theatre Y to Stage New Adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca's YERMA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Theatre Y announces their production of Yerma, written by Federico Garcia Lorca and directed by Max Traux, playing at the company's new home, 4546 N. Western Ave., October 27 - December 10. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nuance Brings PROOF to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

With each production, Nuance Theatre Co. is gaining a reputation of presenting incredible theatrical performances. (more...)

MET to Present THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED]
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) presents three guys, one dead playwright, and 37 plays in 97 minutes for their 20th Season Opener. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays that is as clever as it is bawdy. Equally pleasing to the Shakespeare aficionado and the novice. MET will open its 2017-2018 season with The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised], written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield. (more...)

THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Oscar Nominee Marsha Mason Returns To Arizona Theatre Company To Direct CHAPTER TWO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 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, Sept. 9-30 at the Temple of Music & Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. in Tucson, Oct. 5-22 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix. (more...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN at The Smith Center
by Jessica Vanek - Aug 16, 2017

I've always been a fan of satire and cheesy comedy, but the Broadway smash 'Something Rotten' by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick took this art form to a whole new level. The show is currently on tour, and made a stop in Las Vegas's beautiful Smith Center. I was lucky enough to get tickets and experience this musical masterpiece. (more...)

Applications Open for The PIT's SOLOCOM 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

After launching more than 400 national and international world-premiere solo comedies, The People's Improv is Theater is seeking submissions for SOLOCOM 2017, which runs November 16-19, 2017. Applications open today, August 16th, 2017. (more...)

Royal Family Productions and We So Hapa Join Forces for SONGS OF OTHERNESS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Royal Family Productions, a non-profit theatre company known for its innovative productions and development of new original work, is partnering with We So Hapa, a non-profit group founded to showcase multi-ethnic talent, for this diversity-centric, one-night-only cabaret event entitled Songs of Otherness on Friday, September 1, 2017 at Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor). (more...)

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Continuing its multi-year commitment to American Masters, classic American dramas in fresh productions by nationally known artists, the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company will present Eugene O'Neill's Long day's Journey into night.  The Pulitzer Prize winning drama, considered O'Neill's greatest work and one of the finest American plays of the twentieth century, begins a limited run on August 24. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: METEOR SHOWER
by Walter McBride - Aug 16, 2017

Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER will be coming to Broadway's Booth Theatre this fall starring Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedian Amy Schumer, Tony-winner Laura Benanti, another Emmy and Peabody Award-winner Keegan-Michael Key, and Alan Tudyk. (more...)

The Fugard Theatre Brings Acclaimed Production of Iconic Musical KING KONG Home to Joburg
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Over half a century since the world premiere of the original production of KING KONG, Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre bring this legendary and iconic musical home to Johannesburg. The run will come hot off the Cape Town season, which is currently playing to rave reviews, rapturous responses and sold-out houses at the Fugard Theatre. (more...)

1070 Performances Dedicated to Memory of Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Arizona-based playwright and theater producer James E. Garcia will dedicate this weekend's performances of '1070 (We Were Strangers Once, Too)' to the memory of Heather Heyer, the young civil rights activist killed in Charlottesville. (more...)

Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

"I will have poetry in my life.  And adventure.  And love. Love above all." The Cleveland Play House produces the Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama. (more...)

Breaking: Jin Ha & More Join Clive Owen in M. BUTTERFLY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, Doug Morris and Spencer Ross today announce full casting for the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award®-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY, directed by Tony Award® winner Julie Taymor. (more...)

BWW Review: HAMLET Brings Murder, Marriage, and Madness to The Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter - Aug 15, 2017

The Old Globe brings a smart, imaginative, and powerful version of Hamlet to their San Diego stage that you don't want to miss. www.theoldglobe.org (more...)

Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ellie Bamber, and More Join Donmar Warehouse's THE LADY FROM THE SEA, Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announced full casting for Elinor Cook's new version of Ibsen's masterpiece The Lady from the Sea. As previously announced Nikki Amuka-Bird will play Ellida, and she is joined by Ellie Bamber, Jake Fairbrother, Jim Findley, Jonny Holden, Finbar Lynch, Tom McKay and Helena Wilson. (more...)

Robert Icke's West End Transfer of HAMLET to Close Next Month; Set for Broadcast on BBC Two in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Audiences have under a month left to enjoy the multi award-winning Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984) innovative production of Hamlet, starring Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Pride and Cock) live on stage, which must end on 2 September 2017 at the Harold Pinter Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: MORE at the Secret Theatre's UNFringed Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Laura Wells (Sarah Elizabeth Grace), an actress and recovering alcoholic, has been living responsibly with her stable college sweetheart Gabe (Heinley Gaspard). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 15, 2017
by - Aug 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

MARION BRIDGE Set for West Coast Premiere at Son of Semele Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

SJB Productions presents the West Coast Premiere of 'Marion Bridge' by award-winning Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor. The guest production runs September 8 through September 24 for a limited Los Angeles engagement at Son of Semele Theater in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Review: Mesa Encore Theatre Presents [sic]
by Herbert Paine - Aug 15, 2017

Melody Knudson, David Magadan, Chavez Benally deliver moving performances in Melissa James Gibson's [sic] at Mesa Encore Theatre. An ingenious construction of a play, colored with the playwright's characteristic lively, literate, and provocative dialogue, focusing on three souls seeking meaning, connection and fulfillment. (more...)

Honest Pint Theatre Co. to Present Regional Debut of THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Honest Pint Theatre Co. will present the regional premiere of THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX by Bathsheba Doran. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek Inside Rehearsal for SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at the Alliance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Rehearsals are underway for Alliance Theatre's upcoming production of Shakespeare in Love, based on the 1998 film that won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture. Georgia Shakespeare co-founder and Artistic Director Richard Garner is directing this love letter to William Shakespeare in his company's former home at Oglethorpe University's Conant Performing Arts Center while the Alliance Theatre undergoes a complete renovation. Performances are August 30 - September 24, 2017.  Opening night is Wednesday, September 6. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Two Shakespearean Comedies, X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION Set for The Acting Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Acting Company has announced its 2017-18 season, which exemplifies the venerable organization's commitment to cultivating a national audience for the theater with exceptional touring productions of classical and new works; developing the best young American actors by giving them an opportunity to practice their craft in a wide-ranging repertory; and educating students that have limited access to the arts. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MORE as Part of Secret Theatre's UNFringed Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A grounded, witty psychodrama about addiction, More is in the midst of a successful run at The Secret Theatre, as part of its UNFringed Festival. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

Dark Psychological Thriller IDEATION Coming to New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Ideation, September 2-24, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be on Wednesday, September 6 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Additional Instructors Announces For Two Week IJ Summer Ballet Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Following the announcement earlier this year of the inaugural season of the IJ Summer Ballet Intensive, founders Irina Paradnaya and Jared G. Lillyhave announced additional instructors - repetiteurs - rounding out what is sure to be an extraordinary opportunity for advanced students and aspiring professionals to learn and perform roles from the classical ballet repertory of the Bolshoi Ballet, the world's most acclaimed ballet company.  (more...)

BWW Interviews: Peter Meinke and William Dawson Present Musical Poetry
by Trevor Durham - Aug 14, 2017

On Tuesday, Florida Poet Laureate and long-time author Peter Meinke will recite stories of his life and poems over original arrangements of prized composer William Dawson Jr. (more...)

New Season Announced at The Growing Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Growing Stage - The Children's Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong, New Jersey is proud to present its 2017 - 2018 Main Stage Season: (more...)

BWW Review: Whipping, or the Football Hamlet Goes for the Touchdown at Callan Theatre
by Hannah Wing - Aug 14, 2017

Something is clearly rotten in the state of the DFL and perhaps America itself. Whipping, or the Football Hamlet, written, directed, and choreographed by Kathleen Akerley, is entertaining and humorous as it is stirring and thought-provoking. (more...)

ALL IN THE TIMING Comes to Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

On September 2, The Studio Theatre proudly presents All in the Timing by David Ives. This critically acclaimed, award-winning evening of comedic short plays combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun. Ives' collection of six fast-paced glimpses into the eccentricities of life, love, communication, and dating will shine a light at the absurdity of life. (more...)

Casting Update for HAMLET at American Conservatory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 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. Shattered by the mysterious death of his father, the king, and shamed by the unnatural acts of his mother, Hamlet's despair has left him a devastated prince. (more...)


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Ashley Griffin Becomes First Person Nominated for a Major Award for Playing and Directing HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Ashley Griffin has been nominated for three major New York Innovative Theater Awards for her work on A.N.O.N. Productions' He For She inspired Hamlet - Best Leading Actress, Best Director and Best Revival of a Play. Ms. Griffin is now the first person in history to be nominated for a significant award for both playing Hamlet and directing Hamlet.* A.N.O.N. Productions' widely heralded, hit production of Hamlet premiered in 2015 and returned in 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HAMLET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

Hershey Felder to Helm Nathan Gunn's FLYING SOLO at San Diego REP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP), has announced a special addition to its 2017-18 season, Nathan Gunn, FLYING SOLO, written and directed by Hershey Felder. (more...)

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