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John Douglas Thompson, Carl Lumbly to Launch A.C.T.'s 2017-18 Season in HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) kicks off its 2017-18 season with Williams Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece, Hamlet (September 20-October 15, 2017). (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for HAMLET Starring Gyles Brandreth, Benet Brandreth, and Kosha Engler at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Three members of one real-life family - father, son and wife - bring Hamlet's incestuous confusion of family life sharply into focus in a brand new production at Park Theatre. (more...)

Halley Feiffer, Jason Butler Harner to Lead 'A FUNNY THING...' at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for the first play in its 2017 / 2018 season, Halley Feiffer's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City. (more...)

New Block of Tickets Released for Immersive KPOP Run This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Due to popular demand, Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, has released a new block of tickets and has added performances (September 16 & 30 at 3pm) to the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

Los Altos Stage Opens Season with THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Los Altos Stage Company embraces its role as the quintessential American playhouse by bringing a central work of the American canon to life: Arthur Miller's The Crucible. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Opens Season with BARBECUE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) opens its fifteenth season with the Bay Area premiere of Barbecue by Robert O'Hara. In an unusual artistic feat, Margo Hall will direct and also act in the play. (more...)

Monica Bill Barnes & Co's ONE NIGHT ONLY Sets Dates, Tickets Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017) Tickets are now on sale for the first production of WP Theater's 40th Anniversary Season, the world premiere of One Night Only (running as long as we can) by Monica Bill Barnes & Company (The Museum Workout; Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host with Ira Glass), produced in association with New Neighborhood. The show begins performances at WP Theater (2162 Broadway) on Saturday, September 9 with opening night set for Tuesday, September 19. (more...)

Be Not Afeared! HE-MANLET is Here! New Millennium Begins Its 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

New Millennium Theatre Company (NMTC) presents: The Tragedy of He-Manlet, Prince of Eternia (more...)

Photo Flash: Knock on the Door of APARTMENT 301
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Antony Raymond's new play, Apartment 301, opened at the Access Theater in Tribeca last week. The World Premiere is being produced by the award-winning Elsinore County Theatre Company and is directed by Raymond. The company's previous plays have been recognized by the New York Innovative Theatre Awards and have received critical acclaim. Raymond's past productions include Pretty Babies, yeah, i met this girl…, JULIO!, and The Title Should Be Spoken Out Loud Around Three-Quarters In (Dream Up Festival 2016), among others. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced that due to popular demand, the exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! has now extended again, through September 10! This is the second and final extension for the hit show, which previously announced a one-week addition through September 3. The production plays in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $45 and are on sale now. (more...)

Breaking: Anna Camp, Steven Boyer, Matthew James Thomas & More Join Elizabeth McGovern in TIME AND THE CONWAYS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has announced the full cast joining Elizabeth McGovern in the new Broadway production of Time and the Conways. (more...)

David Carl's TRUMP LEAR to Extend at UNDER St. Marks 9/2-9/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Due to popular demand FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Project Y Theatre Company has extended the World Premiere of Trump Lear, written and performed by David Carl, directed by Michole Biancosino and co-created by Carl and Biancosino, for additional performances September 2-30 at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) every Saturday at 2pm. Tickets ($20) may be purchased in advance at www.horseTRADE.info. (more...)

Harrison Stengle Brings Post-Apocalyptic Great Gatsby Retelling to Philadelphia Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The year is 2025. Philadelphia has survived a nuclear war. From the ashes rises a man named Gatsby. From Harrison Stengle, the director/writer of the off-off Broadway show Sword of the Unicorn comes GATZ, a post-modernist post-apocalyptic vaporwave infused interracial parody onThe Great Gatsby. This new work runs Friday, September 8, 7:00 p.m.-Sunday, September 24 at the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Samson Street. Tickets to every show cost $20 and can be purchased over the phone at 215-413-1318, online at www.fringearts.com, at the Fringe Box Office or at the door. (more...)

Single Tickets Now Available for American Conservatory Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today that single tickets for A.C.T.'s 2017-18 subscription season are now available. Filled with vital, brave, and imaginative storytelling that unites vigorous, highly theatrical works with a stunning gathering of contemporary artists, A.C.T.'s 2017-18 season features William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring Obie Award winner and 2017 Tony Award nominee John Douglas Thompson in the title role, joined by stage and screen star Carl Lumbly; Bess Wohl's critically acclaimed comedy Small Mouth Sounds; Harold Pinter's classic drama The Birthday Party; Qui Nguyen's irreverent new comedy Vietgone; Simon Stephens's new hit play Heisenberg; and Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks's Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), an epic, music-infused take on the Odyssey set against the backdrop of the Civil War. Closing out the 2017-18 season will be the world-premiere musical A Walk on the Moon, based on the 1999 movie of the same name. Single tickets for all shows start at $15 and are available now by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or online at www.act-sf.org. (more...)

Kronborg Returns – Concert Performance Announced at Confederation Centre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Kronborg is coming home. After a sold-out performance at Indian River in July, Confederation Centre is pleased to announce an encore concert performance of Kronborg 1582 - coming home to the Centre for one night only. The rock opera starring P.E.I.'s Aaron Hastelow as Hamlet will be presented on September 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Homburg Theatre. (more...)

Cate Blanchett to Play Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin-Scripted Drama
by TV News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Amazon Studios has acquired LUCY AND DESI, a drama written by WEST WING scribe Aaron Sorkin. Cate Blanchett will reportedly take on the role of the legendary comedian and television pioneer, Lucille Ball. (more...)

Scarlett Strallen, Esau Pritchett, and John Lavelle Lead Cast for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Tresnjak. The comedy, which runs September 7 through October 8, opens Hartford Stage's 2017-18 season. Actors Scarlett Strallen, Esau Pritchett, and John Lavelle lead the distinguished cast. (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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

CORIOLANUS: FIGHT LIKE A BITCH Announces Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

To live like a legend... sometimes you have to fight like a bitch. The country is at war, and the Senate cannot keep the peace within its own walls--- let alone on the battlefield. Enter Coriolanus: the country's most famous badass warrior. She returns home to face the greatest battle yet: to win the love of the people & run for office--- or face the dangerous consequences of defying society's expectations. CORIOLANUS, the rarely produced play by William Shakespeare about politics, power, and pride, is packed with daring physical combat and deliciously vicious language. (more...)

Cast Set for All-Woman THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) Artistic Director Barbara Gaines stages Shakespeare's raucous comedy The Taming of the Shrew with a powerhouse, all-woman cast-setting up a witty and thought-provoking debate on politics, power, and love. Framed as a performance by a band of Suffragettes with additional dialogue by Second City's Ron West, The Taming of the Shrew launches Chicago Shakespeare's 2017/18 Season in the Courtyard Theater, September 16-November 12, 2017. (more...)

Cast Set for Tectonic Theater Project's UNCOMMON SENSE, A New Play About Living with Autism
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Tectonic Theater Project has announced casting for the New York premiere of Uncommon Sense, a new play about living on the autism spectrum, which the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture presents for five weeks only, October 25 to November 26, at The Sheen Center's Loreto Theater (18 Bleecker Street, NYC). The work is written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Andy Paris under the artistic direction of Tectonic's founder, Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Cast Complete for London Transfer of TROUBLE IN MIND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Today, Print Room at the Coronet announced the full cast for the London transfer of Alice Childress' Trouble in Mind. (more...)

Quantum Theatre and En Garde Arts to Present World Premiere of RED HILLS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Quantum Theatre and En Garde Arts are presenting the World Premiere of Red Hills by Sean Christopher Lewis in Pittsburgh's Strip District from August 18th - September 10th. (more...)

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