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FX Orders New Limited Series, MRS. AMERICA, Starring Cate Blanchett
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

Two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winning actor Cate Blanchett has signed on to star in Mrs. America, a new limited series ordered by FX and created and written by Emmy Award winning writer Dahvi Waller (Mad Men) and Executive Produced by two-time Academy Award nominee Stacey Sher, Waller, Coco Francini and Blanchett, it was announced today by John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions. Production of the nine-episode limited series is scheduled for 2019 and it is produced by FX Productions with Waller serving as Showrunner. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ann Noble BLISSfully Acting, Writing & Giving Back
by Gil Kaan - Oct 30, 2018

Playwright/actress Ann Noble, a well-known staple of the Los Angeles theatre scene, will next be exhibiting her acting talents in the joint world premiere of Jami Brandli's BLISS (OR EMILY POST IS DEAD!) opening at the Atwater Village Theatre November 3, 2018. We had the chance to catch Ann between her many multi-tasking efforts of acting, writing and teaching incarcerated youths. (more...)

VIDEO: Dianne Wiest Totally Rocks Beckett in Madison Square Park!
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2018

In a sculptural costume designed by artist Arlene Shechet, two-time Academy Award Winner Dianne Wiest has been perming pieces from Samuel Beckett's Happy Days this week (through October 26).  The action of the play takes place within and around Madison Square Park's reflecting pool, which has been emptied by Shechet for her new, site-specific installation Full Steam Ahead. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Presents The World Premiere Of MANSFIELD PARK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, continues its 2018-19 season with Mansfield Park, written by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen, and directed by Stuart Carden. Mansfield Park runs November 8 - December 16, 2018 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, November 16, 2018 at 8pm. (more...)

BWW TV: Get a First Look at FUNNY GIRL Starring Sheridan Smith; In Cinemas This Week!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 22, 2018

Funny Girl starring Sheridan Smith will be broadcast in cinemas across the UK on 24 October, as part of a worldwide release of the smash-hit stage production that played to critical acclaim at the Menier Chocolate Factory, in the West End and on tour. Michael Mayer's production was filmed during the final week of its run at the Manchester Palace Theatre by Digital Theatre, and will be released in cinemas by Trafalgar Releasing. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For SWEAT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for Lynette Linton's production of Sweat by Lynn Nottage. Casting includes Leanne Best, Patrick Gibson, Osy Ikhile, Wil Johnson, Stuart McQuarrie, Clare Perkins, Martha Plimpton, Sule Rimi and Sebastian Viveros. (more...)

NCTC Presents AVENUE Q; Special Events Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

This December, New Conservatory Theatre Center continues its not-so-traditional tradition of its award-winning production of Avenue Q. Featuring "catchy melodies sung by randy puppets suffering post-collegiate existential dread" (SF Chronicle), NCTC's Avenue Q has been proclaimed a "local tradition" by San Francisco Travel, winning over critics and audiences alike in its previous engagements in NCTC's intimate Decker Theatre. Declares the San Francisco Examiner, "only the Grinch could prevent the laughter-filled show from selling out night after night." (more...)

Bridge Theatre Announces Laura Linney's Return in MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON; and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

After a sell-out run in June this year in which Laura Linney made her London Theatre debut, she will return to the Bridge to reprise the title role in Richard Eyre's production of My Name is Lucy Barton. Running from 23 January -16 February 2019 for a strictly limited 26 performances, this haunting dramatic monologue is adapted by Rona Munro from Pulitzer Prize-winning Elizabeth Strout's 2016 New York Times best-selling short novel of the same name. Evening performances are Monday to Saturday at 7.45pm with Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. Tickets for My Name is Lucy Barton will go on sale for Priority Members today at 10am, for Advance Members on Thursday 18 October 2018 at 10am with tickets released for public sale on Friday 19 October 2018 at 10am. (more...)

Laura Linney Extends In MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON; Now Through 16 February
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 11, 2018

Laura Linney has extended her London Theatre debut in Pulitzer Prize-winning Elizabeth Strout's My Name is Lucy Barton, directed by Richard Eyre at the Bridge Theatre, through February 16, 2019, adding an additional 26 performances. (more...)

BWW Interview: HUGHIE & KRAPP'S LAST TAPE's Steven Robman Back to Directing His First Love - Theatre
by Gil Kaan - Nov 9, 2018

Already in previews at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater of the Geffen Playhouse, HUGHIE & KRAPP'S LAST TAPE (by Eugene O'Neill & Samuel Beckett, respectively), a double bill starring Brian Dennehy, will open November 14, 2018. I had the chance to chat with director Steven Robman, a frequent collaborator of Brian, as he was driving to a mid-day appointment. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 11/6: Broadway Stars Urge You to Vote, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Nov 6, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Broadway stars urge you to get out and vote, and more! (more...)

WINTER SHORTS 2018 - A Jolly Program Of New Short Plays That Celebrate The Holidays!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

City Theatre (@citytheatremia) and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) are proud to present WINTER SHORTS, America's Short Play Winter Festival. WINTER SHORTS, the festive version of City Theatre's renowned Summer Shorts: America's Short Play Festival, runs from December 6-23 in the Arsht Center's intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House), under the direction of City Theatre Artistic Director Margaret M. Ledford. (more...)

BWW Review: Lipscomb University Theatre's GODSPELL Filled With Heart and Soul
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 3, 2018

Patriq James' graceful portrayal of Jesus Christ in Lipscomb University Theatre's production of Godspell - now onstage in Collins Alumni Auditorium on the school's Nashville campus - shines like a beacon in the very center of the show, providing the very heart of every story told by director Scott Baker's 17-person cast. But if James provides the show's heart, it is perhaps the members of Baker's ensemble, which includes a deft blending of experienced student actors with an assortment of newcomers to their company, who provide its soul. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; THE REALISTIC JONESES Leads Best Comedy!
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

HEDDA, the most bad-ass Queenslander that you'll ever meet
by Virag Dombay - Nov 25, 2018

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Slipstream Presents a Birthday Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Slipstream Theatre Initiative has become known for its gutsy adaptations of classics like Hamlet, A Doll's House, and Hedda Gabler. As season five approaches, the company is excited to explore new avenues. Starting in January, Slipstream will present cabaret nights, Mondays at 8:00 PM. Performers can come with sheet music, ready to sing, or they can just come hang out. (more...)


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BWW's On This Day - November 16, 2018
by - Nov 16, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Annie Golden, Thom Sesma, and More to Feature in THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Gingold Theatrical Group is proud to announce the final presentation of the 13th Season of Project Shaw, a special series of evenings offering some of Shaw's greatest works and those who share his fierce 'art as activism' precepts, presented monthly at Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). The acclaimed 2018 season will conclude on December 17th with Shaw contemporary Arthur Wing Pinero's The Enchanted Cottage. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 11, 2018
by - Nov 11, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Imelda Staunton-Led WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Comes to the Cinema in South Korea this March through National Theatre Live
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

The play will be shown from March 21, 2019 until March 24, 2019.  (more...)

BARE STAGE World Premiere Opens 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of bare stage, a new work by award-winning Boston Playwright Michael Walker, to run February 9-March 2, 2019 at Plaza Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts (539 Tremont Street, Boston 02116). bare stage is directed by A. Nora Long, and features IRNE Award nominee Ashley Risteen as Kate,' Allie Meek-Carufel as Rachel , and Kevin Cirone as 'Parker', the rising star playwright playwright/director, who clashes with the actors around the issues of nudity in his production. Tickets available now at https://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/bare-stage/ or by calling 617.426.5000. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At THE ENGAGEMENT at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts will present Samuel Baum's The Engagement Party, directed by Tresnjak. Zach Appelman, Richard Bekins, Mia Dillon and Beth Riesgraf lead the cast. The world premiere play will perform Thursday, January 10, through Sunday, February 3, 2019. (more...)

Casting Update For Young Vic's Productions Of JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN and WILD EAST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

With the Young Vic's recent run of critical-success including The Convert currently running at Young Vic, The Inheritance at the Noel Coward Theatre and The Jungle now playing at St Ann's Warehouse in New York, Artistic Director of the Young Vic, Kwame Kwei-Armah, today announces the full cast for Stephen Adly Guirgis' Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, directed by Kate Hewitt in the Main House, and April de Angelis' Wild East, directed by recipient of Genesis Future Directors Award, Lekan Lawal, in The Clare. (more...)

VIDEO: The Cast Talks THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY At Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts will present Samuel Baum's The Engagement Party, directed by Tresnjak. Zach Appelman, Richard Bekins, Mia Dillon and Beth Riesgraf lead the cast. The world premiere play will perform Thursday, January 10, through Sunday, February 3, 2019. (more...)

NYC Premiere Of Chaim Potok's OUT OF THE DEPTHS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

When famed author Chaim Potok was inspired to write about another legendary Jewish writer, the result was Out of the Depths, Potok's first and only original play. Based on the extraordinary life and work of S. Ansky, author of the world renowned play, The Dybbuk, Out of the Depths was recently published for the first time in The Collected Plays of Chaim Potok. Now, in celebration of its publication and the 100th anniversary of Potok's birth, the Center for Jewish History will host the New York premiere of Out of the Depths with a staged reading on Sunday, February 3rd at 2:00 pm.   (more...)

Jonah Platt, Susan Pourfar, Natalie Walker And More Announced For NASSIM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

Barrow Street Theatricals announced today the rotating cast of guest actors through next weekend for the American premiere of the Nassim Soleimanpour and Bush Theatre production of NASSIM by celebrated Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour (White Rabbit Red Rabbit), featuring direction by Omar Elerian. Joining the production will be: (more...)

A MODEST PROPOSAL to Play Limited Engagement at the Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

A Modest Proposal, written by Anna Jastrzembski and directed by Jenna Hoffmann, will be presented at the Cherry Lane Theatre for a limited engagement on January 25th, 26th, 27th, 2019 at 7pm. (more...)

Laura Linney Returns To Bridge Theatre For 26 Performances Only
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Next week, from 23 January 2019, and after a sell-out run in June last year Laura Linney returns to the Bridge to reprise the title role in Richard Eyre's production of My Name is Lucy Barton. For a strictly limited 26 performances until 16 February 2019, this haunting dramatic monologue is adapted by Rona Munro from Pulitzer Prize-winning Elizabeth Strout's 2016 New York Times best-selling short novel of the same name. Evening performances are Monday to Saturday at 7.45pm with Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At THE ENGAGEMENT at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts will present Samuel Baum's The Engagement Party, directed by Tresnjak. Zach Appelman, Richard Bekins, Mia Dillon and Beth Riesgraf lead the cast. The world premiere play will perform Thursday, January 10, through Sunday, February 3, 2019. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY At Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts will present Samuel Baum's The Engagement Party, directed by Tresnjak. Zach Appelman, Richard Bekins, Mia Dillon and Beth Riesgraf lead the cast. The world premiere play will perform Thursday, January 10, through Sunday, February 3, 2019. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater Announces The Chicago Premiere Of IF I FORGET By Steven Levenson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels announce an addition to the 2018-2019 Victory Gardens season the Chicago Premiere of If I Forget, written by Steven Levenson and directed by Devon de Mayo. If I Forget runs June 7 July 7, 2019, with the press performance on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

SWEAT Extends At The Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

The Donmar Warehouse today announces the extension, due to exceptional demand, for Lynette Linton's acclaimed production of Sweat by Lynn Nottage. The production will now be booking for performances until Saturday 2 February 2019. (more...)

Pear Theatre Presents the World Premiere of SPENDING THE END OF THE WORLD ON OKCUPID
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2018

Pear Theatre embraces the season of sweethearts with the world premiere of 'Spending the End of the World on OkCupid' by Bay Area playwright Jeffrey Lo, directed by Michael Champlin. With an extinction event occurring in twelve hours, some people spend time with their friends, most spend time with their family ... others spend the end of the world on OkCupid. 'Spending the End of the World on OkCupid' previews on January 24, with press and Opening Night on Friday, January 25 (followed by a champagne gala). The show runs Thursdays through Sundays through February 17. All performances are held at the Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.thepear.org or calling (650) 254-1148. (more...)

Adrian Lester, Katy Sullivan, Emily Barber and Jack Hunter Cast in Hampstead Theatre's COST OF LIVING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Martyna Majok's Cost of Living receives its highly anticipated UK Premiere at Hampstead Theatre - making it the 100th premiere since Edward Hall and Greg Ripley-Duggan took charge in 2010. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts Playreading Of TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of "Tuesdays with Morrie," based on the best-selling memoir by Mitch Albom, on Monday, December 17, at 7 p.m.  Written by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, the reading will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each. (more...)

Athol Fugard's A LESSON FROM ALOES Comes to Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

The acclaimed South African/British actor, writer and director Janet Suzman directs the first London production in 35 years of Athol Fugard's A Lesson From Aloes at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre, running for a strictly limited four week season from Wednesday, 27 February to Saturday, 23 March 2019 (Press Nights: Tuesday, 5 March and Wednesday, 6 March 2019 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BWW St. Louis Awards; JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Emmy Award Winning Actor Michael Emerson Joins The Cast Of SECRET IDENTITY As The Voice Of Dyre 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2018

Secret Identity a brand new play by playwright Chris Weikel will debut it's World Premiere at The Flea Theatre on January 9th. The story tackles high school bullying in a witty and provocative way when the protagonist escapes into his comic book world of Super Heroes before learning that being authentic is key to acceptance. Secret Identity bows in previews on January 9th with Opening Night on January 12th. Performances are Wednesday thru Saturday until February 2nd. Tickets are available from The Flea Box office here: bit.ly/2QwUOa8 (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW St. Louis Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Announcing The Cast And Creative Team Of Diversionary's World Premiere THE HOUR OF GREAT MERCY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

This poetic new play with music follows Ed, a gay Jesuit priest who leaves the Catholic church to reconcile with his estranged brother in an isolated and icy township in Alaska. As Ed confronts his tragic past and tenuous future, he unexpectedly finds love beneath the starry Alaskan sky, and support from an unlikely ally. Introducing an auspicious new voice in American theatre, The Hour of Great Mercy by Miranda Rose Hall, is a tender, insightful and compassionate story about our collective relationship to illness, family, and redemption. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Project Shaw Presents-THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 18, 2018

Gingold Theatrical Group presents the final presentation of the 13th Season of Project Shaw, a special series of evenings offering some of Shaw's greatest works and those who share his fierce 'art as activism' precepts, presented monthly at Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). The acclaimed 2018 season concluded on December 17th with Shaw contemporary Arthur Wing Pinero's The Enchanted Cottage. (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW St. Louis Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Kate MacCluggage to Star in Denver Center Theatre Company's ANNA KARENINA; Full Cast And Creative
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

The Denver Center Theatre Company is proud to announce full casting and creative team of Anna Karenina directed by Artistic Director Chris Coleman. (more...)

Stephen Daldry Directs Modern Reimagining of AN INSPECTOR CALLS At The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

Stephen Daldry ('The Crown,' Billy Elliot, The Inheritance) directs his National Theatre of Great Britain's landmark production of J.B. Priestley's classic thriller An Inspector Calls, hailed as the theatrical event of its generation and winner of an unprecedented number of awards, including three Olivier's, four Tony's and seven Drama Desk Awards, with an exclusive West Coast engagement at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from Tuesday, January 22 to Sunday, February 10, 2019. (more...)

Casting Complete For THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY At Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for Samuel Baum's The Engagement Party, directed by Tresnjak. Zach Appelman, Richard Bekins, Mia Dillon and Beth Riesgraf lead the cast. The world premiere play will perform Thursday, January 10, through Sunday, February 3, 2019. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For ALYS, ALWAYS at the Bridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Joining the previously announced Joanne Froggatt (Frances) and Robert Glenister (Lawrence) in the premiere of Lucinda Coxon's Alys, Always are Danny Ashok (Sid), Joanna David (Charlotte), Leah Gayer (Polly), Simon Manyonda (Oliver), Sylvestra Le Touzel (Mary/Audrey), Jeff Rawle (Robin/Mr Thorpe), Vineeta Rishi (Julia Price), Sue Wallace (Mrs Thorpe) and Sam Woolf (Teddy). (more...)

Cast Announced for STC's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

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...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW St. Louis Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

First Night's Top Ten of 2018 Announced in Nashville Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 10, 2018

In anticipation of the gala 30th anniversary celebration of The First Night Awards, Tennessee's best and brightest in live theater were revealed tonight as First Night's Top Ten of 2018 - reviewer and critic Jeffrey Ellis' annual recognition for theater in the Volunteer State - were announced during a Facebook Live presentation from Nashville. (more...)

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