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L.A. Theatre Works Announces Its 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

L.A. Theatre Works has announced its 2018-19 season of seven plays, each to be recorded in front of a live audience for future radio broadcast and online distribution. All performances take place at the James Bridges Theater, located on the campus of UCLA in West Los Angeles. In addition, the company will introduce audiences to its signature style of radio theater at venues across the country during its 15th national tour. (more...)

About Face Theatre's THIS BITTER EARTH Makes Chicago Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

About Face Theatre is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with the Chicago premiere of the poetic and politicalromance THIS BITTER EARTH by award winning playwright and McKnight Fellow Harrison David Rivers, directed by Mikael Burke, recipient of the 2017 Princess Grace Award in Theatre. THIS BITTER EARTH will play November 1 - December 8, 2018 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Dryden Ensemble Kicks Off Its 24th Anniversary Season With Its Autumn Benefit 'A Journey Through Italy'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

To kick off its 24th Anniversary Season, Dryden Ensemble presents "A Journey through Italy" its Autumn Benefit on Saturday, September 15. A celebration of ?All Things Italian,' this special event will be held at historic home of President Grover Cleveland, known as Westland Mansion. The evening will spotlight the musical and culinary arts of Italy, with an intimate house concert followed by sumptuous buffet dinner and silent audition. The music begins at 5:00 p.m. (more...)

Casting Announced For UK And USA Tour Of AN INSPECTOR CALLS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

PW Productions are delighted to announce the full cast of the UK and US tour of Stephen Daldry's seminal production of JB Priestley's classic thriller "AN INSPECTOR CALLS" which opens at York Theatre Royal on Friday 14 September 2018 before touring to Cambridge Arts Theatre, New Wimbledon Theatre, Cheltenham Everyman Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Washington DC, Wallis Annenberg Center Los Angeles, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Arts Emerson, Boston. Full tour listings below. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For THE WILD DUCK at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2018

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The Royal Opera House Reveals New Linbury Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The Royal Opera House today opens the doors to its transformed new home, following an extensive three-year construction project. (more...)

AN INSPECTOR CALLS At The Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Winner of 19 major accolades, including multiple Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Awards, Stephen Daldry's (Billy Elliot, The Crown) multi award-winning production of J.B. Priestley's classic thriller An Inspector Calls will kick off a four-city U.S. tour at Shakespeare Theatre Company from November 20 through December 23, 2018. (more...)

Cast + Tour Announced For Clean Break / Theatr Clwyd's THICK AS THIEVES By Katherine Chandler
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Polly Frame and Siwan Morris have been cast in the roles of Gail and Karen in Thick as Thieves, a new play from Wales Drama Award winning playwright Katherine Chandler. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 12, 2018
by - Sep 12, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Full Cast Announced For DON CARLOS, The Centrepiece Of Exeter Northcott Theatre's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Artistic and Executive Director of Exeter Northcott Theatre Daniel Buckroyd today announces the full cast for a major new revival of Schiller's Don Carlos presented in a co-production with Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) and Rose Theatre Kingston. Gadi Roll directs Tom Burke (Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa), Alexandra Dowling (Eboli), Darrell D'Silva (Philip), Kelly Gough (Elizabeth), Jason Morell (Domingo), Vinta Morgan (Alba), Samuel Valentine (Don Carlos), Stephen Ventura (Lerma) Flip Webster (Duchess), with Alexander Allin, Dan Ball, Guy Dennys and Euan Shanahan completing the company's ensemble. (more...)

Rivendell Announces Casting And Opening Date For SCIENTIFIC METHOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, presents the World Premiere of Scientific Method by Jenny Connell Davis, directed by Devon de Mayo, and featuring RTE Member Ashley Neal, with Glenn Obrero, Josh Odor, Courtney Williams and Carmen Roman. Scientific Method runs October 19 - December 2, 2018, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.  The press opening is Tuesday October 30, 2018 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Canadian Stage Presents 36th Season Of Shakespeare In High Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

Canadian Stage has announced that Shakespeare in High Park will mark 36 seasons of staging open-air theatre in Toronto with adventurous contemporary adaptations of two of Shakespeare's most beloved plays: the tragic romance Romeo and Juliet and the frolicking comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream, running in repertory under the stars from June 28 to September 2 at the High Park Amphitheatre. A pay-what-you-can event, Shakespeare in High Park is Canada's longest-running outdoor theatre experience, and produced by Canadian Stage in collaboration with the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York University. (more...)

Lily James and Gillian Anderson Join Ivo van Hove ALL ABOUT EVE Stage Adaptation
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 28, 2018

According to Baz Bamigboye, film star Gillian Anderson has been confirmed to star as Margot Channing in an upcoming stage adaptation of the classic film All About Eve. (more...)

BWW Picks Stars We'd Love to See in Female GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

Our team put our heads together to figure out who we'd want to appear in the production! Check out some of our picks below - and join in the coversation on Facebook and Twitter to share your thoughts! (more...)

Photo Flash: Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts Present FROST/NIXON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce FROST/NIXON begins June 26with a "Pay What You Can" performance with a limited amount of tickets available at the box office beginning at 11 am. The play will run through July 22. It is written by Peter Morgan, and directed by Sarna Lapine. To purchase tickets and subscriptions, call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Brief 6/25: Tenth Annual Jimmy Awards, LOG CABIN Opens, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 25, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the Tenth Annual Jimmy Awards are held today, Log Cabin officially opens tonight, and more! (more...)

Goodman Theatre's Playwrights Unit Presents Free Staged Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Goodman Theatre announces a line-up of free staged readings written by members of its Playwrights Unit-a year-long residency for Chicago-based writers to develop their plays-in-progress with the Goodman's artistic team, in partnership with Chicago Dramatists. (more...)

Goodman Theatre's Playwrights Unit Presents Free Staged Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Goodman Theatre announces a line-up of free staged readings written by members of its Playwrights Unit-a year-long residency for Chicago-based writers to develop their plays-in-progress with the Goodman's artistic team, in partnership with Chicago Dramatists. Members of the 2017/2018 Playwrights Unit include Sam Collier, Ricardo Gamboa, Isaac Gomez, Kristin Idaszak and Nigel O'Hearn. Free, one-time-only readings take place July 14-18 at Goodman Theatre (170 N. Dearborn); to make a reservation call 312.443.3800 or visit GoodmanTheatre.org/PlaywrightsUnit. Availability is extremely limited. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Chukwudi Iwuji on Living the Dream in Shakespeare in the Park's OTHELLO
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 23, 2018

'I was having a conversation with my manager... I was about to start The Low Road and I had just done Hedda Gabler in London. But I really enjoyed filming. I said, 'After I finish the Low Road, let's focus on filming. Barring, I don't know... Othello in the Park, I really don't want to do another play.' That's exactly what happened for Chukwudi Iwuji, who can currently be seen starring as the title character in Othello for The Public Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park. Below, watch as he chats with Richard Ridge about the character, the complexities of Shakespeare, and so much more! (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Brian Friel's ARISTOCRATS At The Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

The Donmar announces full casting for Brian Friel's haunting play Aristocrats. Directed by Lyndsey Turner who returns to the Donmar following Faith Healer, Fathers and Sons and Philadephia, Here I Come!, Aristocrats starts previews from 2 August. (more...)

The National Theatre Announces More Season Details, Including FOLLIES Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

The National Theatre announces new information, and recaps its upcoming season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Patrick Marber and the Cast of EXIT THE KING In Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2018

The great tragicomedy EXIT THE KING is brought to life on the Olivier stage this summer, the first time Eugene Ionesco's work has been performed at the National Theatre. Patrick Marber (Three Days in the Country, Hedda Gabler) directs his new version of Exit the King with Rhys Ifans (A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic) in the title role and Indira Varma (Man and Superman) as his first Queen. (more...)

West End FUNNY GIRL Starring Sheridan Smith to Be Broadcast in UK Cinemas
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 31, 2018

Following its record-breaking, sell-out run in London's West End and national tour, the critically-acclaimed musical Funny Girl comes to cinemas throughout the UK, featuring Sheridan Smith in her lauded starring turn as legend of stage and screen, Fanny Brice.  (more...)

World Premiere Of THE NICETIES Explores Race, Power In Academia
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

After developmental productions that drew high praise from prominent theatre critics, and left audiences alternately speechless and effusive, engaged and enraged, the Huntington Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Eleanor Burgess's explosive new play, The Niceties, running August 31 to October 6 at the South End/Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. The Huntington is pleased to produce the play in association with two other leading theatre companies. The production will move Off Broadway to Manhattan Theatre Club immediately following the Boston run, and then continue on to Princeton, NJ for performances at McCarter Theatre Center.   (more...)

Review Roundup: Patrick Marber's EXIT THE KING, with Rhys Ifans
by Review Roundups - Jul 30, 2018

Somewhere in Europe the kingdom is disintegrating. It's the last day of King Berenger's life. Queen Marguerite is preparing for the end and Queen Marie is in denial. The King is 400 years old and dying, but he's clinging on for dear life... (more...)

Theater For The New City's Dream Up Festival 2018 Presents The World Premiere Of MOVING BODIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

Theater For The New City's Dream Up Festival 2018 Presents The World Premiere Of MOVING  BODIES' La Marquise du Chatelet and Voltaire's Laws of Attraction Written by Lorraine Liscio Directed by Myriam Cyr August 26-September 16  How Newton got it wrong and how a woman came to fix it. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

Somewhere in Europe the kingdom is disintegrating. It's the last day of King Berenger's life. Queen Marguerite is preparing for the end and Queen Marie is in denial. The King is 400 years old and dying, but he's clinging on for dear life... (more...)

Mad Cow Finds Cast and Creative for THE LITTLE FOXES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Mad Cow Theatre is thrilled to announce the cast and creative team of Lillian Hellman's biting American classic The Little Foxes, which will take the Harriett stage Aug. 3-26, 2018 as the ninth production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 21.  (more...)

The Marlowe Studio Announces Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

IF YOU'RE looking for a great night out this summer, head to The Marlowe Studio in Canterbury. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts Present FROST/NIXON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce a successful opening night for FROST/NIXON, a play by Peter Morgan, directed by Sarna Lapine. The show was met with a standing ovation. Notable in attendance were Mercedes Ruehl, Judy Carmichael and Jules Feiffer.  FROST/NIXON runs through July 22. Single tickets are on sale now by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or can be purchased online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: California Shakespeare Theater Presents EVERYBODY By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 44th Season with the West Coast Premiere of Everybody, a sparkling new riff on the 15th-century morality play The Summoning of Everyman by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, whom the New York Times calls 'one of this country's most original and illuminating writers.' A finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Everybody is Cal Shakes' second official offering under the New Classics Initiative (NCI), exploring what it means to be a classical theater in the 21st century, and to allow living writers to expand our classical canon. Directed by Nataki Garrett making her Cal Shakes debut, (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group Presents Robert Sherwood's THE PETRIFIED FOREST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Four-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert E. Sherwood's The Petrified Forestbegins performances, Thursday, August 2 at 7pm, The Fitzpatrick Main Stage (83 East Main Street) in Stockbridge, MA. Opening night is Saturday, August 4 at 8pm. Directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner David Auburn (Proof), The Petrified Forest features: David Adkins (Homeland BTG: At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming) as Alan Squier; Joel Austin(Brilliant Traces) as Lineman 2/Legion Commander; Lauren Baez (West Side Story) as Paula;Rebecca Brooksher (Dying City BTG: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Anna Christie) as Gabby Maple;Joey Collins (The Glass Menagerie BTG: At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming) as Ruby;Sean Cullen (Michael Clayton, South Pacific) as Jason Maple; Jeremy Davidson (Army Wives, Brothers and Sisters BTG: Quills; Wilder, Wilder, Wilder) as Duke Mantee; Tre' Alexander Dukes (The Piano Lesson) as Pyles; Jennifer Van Dyck (Hedda Gabler BTG:Coastal Disturbances, The Stillborn Lover) as Mrs. Chisholm; Shawn Fagan (Henry IV Part One) as Boze Hertzlinger; Walter Hudson (The Pirates of Penzance BTG: Arsenic and Old Lace, Sylvia) as Mr. Chisholm; John Thomas Waite (Amadeus) as Gramp Maple and Devin White (Last Days of Judas Iscariot) as Jackie. This production is sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union, Greylock Insurance Agency, Red Lion Inn, Massachusetts Cultural Council and The Shubert Foundation. (more...)

Kumu Kahua Theatre Presents 38 MINUTES- A BALLISTIC MISSILE TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

At 8:07 AM on January 13, 2018, residents of Hawaii were informed that they were under the threat of an inbound ballistic missile.  Shortly after that day Kumu Kahua Theatre broadcasted a call for submissions from playwrights inspired by that Saturday morning.  (more...)

Breaking: Ivo van Hove Will Direct A New Staging of WEST SIDE STORY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

While the buzz recently has been about a screen adaptation of the classic musical West Side Story, The Hollywood Reporter has just revealed that award-winning director Ivo van Hove will be bringing West Side Story to the Broadway stage next season.  (more...)

About Face Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

About Face Theatre is pleased to announce its 2018-19 Season, featuring three groundbreaking productions including the world premiere of an original work. (more...)

John Carlin Joins Cast of Arena Stage's TURN ME LOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Arena Stage announces the D.C.-area premiere of Turn Me Loose, Gretchen Law's intimate, no-holds-barred drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory, who spent his later years in the nation's capital. (more...)

HEDDA GABBLER at Pear Theatre this October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

Pear Theatre continues its season with Henrik Ibsen's intense "Hedda Gabler," directed by Theatre Bay Area Deputy Director Dale Albright. "Hedda Gabler," starring Pear Artistic Director Betsy Kruse Craig in the title role, previews on October 11, with press and Opening Night on Friday, October 12 (followed by a champagne gala). The show runs Thursdays through Sundays through October 28. All performances are held at the Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. Tickets can be purchased by visitingwww.thepear.org or calling (650) 254-1148. (more...)

Casting Announced for About Face Theatre's THIS BITTER EARTH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

About Face Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of the poetic and political romance THIS BITTER EARTH, by award winning playwright and McKnight Fellow Harrison David Rivers, directed by Mikael Burke, recipient of the 2017 Princess Grace Award in Theatre. (more...)

Meet the Cast of Theatrical Tale BERNHARDT/HAMLET- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Aug 31, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company's premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Bernhardt/Hamlet begins previews today. Get to know the cast as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Alan Bennett's ALLELUJAH! To Be Shown In UK Cinemas This November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Allelujah! - the new play by Alan Bennett which received its world premiere at the Bridge Theatre last month - will be in cinemas on 1st November with National Theatre Live. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Presents UNCLE VANYA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Cutting Ball Theater kicks off its 2018/2019 Season, celebrating 20 years since the company's founding and first production, with a vivid reimagining of Anton Chekhov's enduring classic UNCLE VANYA in a translation by Paul Schmidt. Uncle Vanya is directed by Paige Rogers, Cutting Ball Theater's co-founder and recently exited Artistic Director, the culminating project of Rogers' tenure at Cutting Ball's creative helm. Uncle Vanya opens in preview performances on September 21 and runs through October 21. Press Opening is scheduled for September 27 at 7pm with an Opening performance to follow on September 28 at 8pm. Tickets range in price $15 - $45 and are available for purchase online at cuttingball.com/productions/uncle-vanya or by phone at 415-525-1205. (more...)

Newly Adapted HEDDA By Kelly Lamanna Plays TNC Dream Up Fest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018

In 'Hedda' a new adaptation by Kelly Lamanna, one performer and one stage manager, armed with puppets, dolls, gizmos, and gadgets will attempt to perform the lamentable tale of Hedda Gabler as first written by Henrik Ibsen. Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival will present the world premiere of the piece August 31 to September 13. (more...)

TNC Presents The MARQUIS DU CHATELET & LAWS OF ATTRACTION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival 2018 presents the World Premiere of 'MOVING  BODIES' (more...)

Troupe Announces Full Cast For The World Premiere Of Joy Wilkinson's THE SWEET SCIENCE OF BRUISING At Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Troupe today announces the full cast for the World Premiere of Joy Wilkinson's The Sweet Science of Bruising. Kirsty Patrick Ward directs Bruce Alexander (Professor Charlie Sharp), James Baxter (Paul Stokes), Sophie Bleasdale (Violet Hunter), Joe Coen (Gabriel Lamb), Ashley Cook (Doctor James Bell), Caroline Harker (Aunt George), Kemi-Bo Jacobs (Anna Lamb), Alice Kerrigan (Emily), Jessica Regan (Matilda 'Matty' Blackwell) and Fiona Skinner (Polly Stokes). The production opens at Southwark Playhouse on 5 October, with previews from 3 October, and runs until 27 October. (more...)

Studio Theatre Kicks Off Season with IF I FORGET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

Studio Theatre kicks off its 40th Anniversary season by stepping outside its front door as Associate Artistic Director Matt Torney directs Tony Award-winning playwright (Dear Evan Hansen) and Bethesda native Steven Levenson's If I Forget. This observant, political-but-personal family drama set in 2000 centers on the dynamics of a modern Jewish family in DC's Tenleytown neighborhood. Brought together by their elderly father's 75th birthday, the adult children of the Fischer family squabble over what to do with their long-held and now lucrative 14th Street property, igniting debates on religion, politics, and history. The first act opens days after the collapse of the Israel-Palestine Camp David peace talks, and If I Forget considers events of the outside world-and the weight of the turn of a millennium-through a domestic lens, grounding events and issues of the time in personal perspectives, while interrogating what it means to be an American Jew in the twenty-first century. (more...)

Theater For The New City Sets Ninth Annual DREAM UP FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

From August 26 to September 16, 2018, Theater for the New City (TNC), under the direction of Crystal Field, Artistic Director, will present its ninth annual Dream Up Festival, a feast of adventurous theater mixing world premieres, American premieres and New York premieres. It's an ultimate new work festival dedicated to the joy of discovering new authors and edgy, innovative performances. (more...)

Brief 8/2: Disney Takes Over Broadway in Bryant Park, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Aug 2, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: stars from Frozen, Aladdin, and The Lion King will perform at today's Broadway in Bryant Park, and more! (more...)

Northlight Welcomes Artistic Fellow Mikael Burke
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, has named Mikael Burke as its first-ever Artistic Fellow. (more...)

PERIOD SISTERS, A New Play By Ali Viterbi Comes to HERE Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2018

2018 O'Neill Finalist Period Sisters by Ali Viterbi opens at HERE (145 6th Avenue) on Friday, August 24 at 7pm, continuing on Saturday, August 25 at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday at 2pm. (more...)

Almeida Theatre Presents New Version Of THE WILD DUCK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

The Almeida Theatre today announces a new production of Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck, in a new version created by Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke. (more...)

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