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Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces Full Casting For THE WOLVES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2018

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Florida Rep Names Next Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

After a months-long internal search, the Board of Directors of Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the selection of founding company member Greg Longenhagen as the organization's new Artistic Director. Greg is currently an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Florida Gulf Coast University and the President, Owner, CEO, and Senior Creative Director of Abbott Productions in Fort Myers. He will assume leadership as Artistic Director and join the theatre's board and staff on October 15.  (more...)

Torben Betts' CAROLINE'S KITCHEN to Embark on UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

Torben Betts's biting comedy, CAROLINE'S KITCHEN, was staged earlier this year on tour and at Park Theatre, London, under the title Monogamy, starring Janie Dee. Betts and his producers, Original Theatre Company, under the Artistic Direction of Alastair Whatley, have reworked the play and, with a new cast led by Caroline Langrishe, Aden Gillett, James Sutton and Elizabeth Boag (further casting to be announced), will begin a new national tour on 24 January 2019 at Derby Theatre, running through to 13 April 2019 at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester. This will be followed by an off-Broadway season in New York Spring 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES at Domain Theatre, Marion Cultural Centre
by Barry Lenny - Oct 21, 2018

Galleon Theatre Group celebrated its 50th Anniversary this year. (more...)

The Odenbear Theatre Company Brings FAITH HEALER to Teatro Paraguas
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Faith Healer is an Irish drama produced and presented by the Odenbear Theatre Company and is about the life of the faith healer Francis Hardy as monologued through the shifting memories of Hardy, his wife, Grace, and stage manager, Teddy. (more...)

Tony Nominee Paxton Whitehead Joins HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES at Florida Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre has announced famed stage and screen actor, Paxton Whitehead, will join the cast of 'How the Other Half Loves' by Alan Ayckbourn, running in the Historic Arcade Theatre January 9-31, 2018. (more...)

Alexandra Burke Will Lead THE BODYGUARD At Edinburgh Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Full casting has been announced for the award-winning smash hit musical THE BODYGUARD at the EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE from TUE 9 - SAT 20 JULY 2019. (more...)

Benoit Marechal, Micha Richardson, and More Join Cast of THE BODYGUARD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

The full cast for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the award-winning smash hit musical THE BODYGUARD opening at the Theatre Royal Glasgow on Monday 3 December has been announced. (more...)

Casting Announced For JEANNIE at the Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

A 1930s comedy for Christmas, Jeannie by rediscovered female playwright Aimee Stuart will open at the Finborough Theatre for a four-week limited season on Tuesday, 27 November 2018 (Press Nights: Thursday, 29 November and Friday, 30 November 2018 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Florida Rep Presents a New Adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of "A Christmas Carol: The Tale of Ebenezer Scrooge," a world premiere adaptation of the Dickens classic written and directed by Mark Shanahan. Playing November 30-December 19 in the Historic Arcade Theatre, the run includes four nearly sold out preview performances November 27-29. (more...)

Florida Rep Seeks Submissions for 2018 PlayLab Festival Of New Works
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre, an Associate Member of the National New Play Network, is seeking submissions for its 2018 PlayLab Festival slated for May 3 6. The fifth annual festival is an intensive weekend of rehearsals, readings, talkbacks, and development that brings professional playwrights, directors, and actors together to hone up to six new plays in a laboratory setting. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For UK Tour Of 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD Starring Stefanie Powers and Clive Francis
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Cambridge Arts Theatre today announce full casting for James Roose-Evans' adaptation of Helene Hanff's novel 84 Charing Cross Road, in collaboration with Lee Dean and Salisbury Playhouse. Joining the previously announced Stefanie Powers (Helene Hanff) and Clive Francis (Frank Doel) are Fiona Bruce (Mrs Todd), Loren O'Dair (Megan/Maxine), William Oxborrow (Mr Martin), Samantha Sutherland (Cecily Farr) and Ben Tolley (Bill Humphries/Alvin). The production opens at Darlington Hippodrome on Wednesday 23 May before touring to Wolverhampton, Malvern, Richmond, Oxford and finishing at Cambridge Arts Theatre on 30 June. (more...)

5th Annual PlayLab Kicks Off May 3rd With Six Readings
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre's 2018 PlayLab Festival of New Plays and Emerging Voices kicks off May 3 with six new play readings, the world premiere production of last year's festival winner, 'George Washington's Teeth' by Mark St. Germain, a Playwright's Panel discussion, and a Keynote Address by alumna playwright, Daryl Lisa Fazio. (more...)

Mathew Horne and Ed Speleers to Star in RAIN MAN By Dan Gordon
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Bill Kenwright presents the inaugural Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company production of RAIN MAN. Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey, The Catherine Tate Show) stars as Raymond Babbit opposite Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey, Wolf Hall) as Charlie Babbit. RAIN MAN opens at Windsor Theatre Royal on 21 August, before embarking on a UK tour to Milton Keynes, Cardiff, Eastbourne, Southend, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Brighton, Guildford, Leeds, Richmond, Derby and Northampton. Further dates and casting to be announced in due course. (more...)

Stefanie Powers and Clive Francis Star In New UK Tour Of 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Cambridge Arts Theatre today announces a new UK tour of James Roose-Evans' adaptation of Helene Hanff's novel 84 Charing Cross Road, in collaboration with Lee Dean and Salisbury Playhouse. Richard Beecham directs Stefanie Powers as Helene Hanff and Clive Francis as Frank Doel. The production opens at Darlington Hippodrome today 23 May before touring to Wolverhampton, Malvern, Richmond, Oxford and finishing in Cambridge Arts Theatre on 30 June. (more...)

BAD JEWS, Joshua Harmon's Ferocious Premiere Comedy Opens This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

"There's nothing like a death in the family to bring out the worst in people." This seems to be the enduring message in Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews, a sharp, fierce comedy that questions all you know about those you love and what you really choose to believe…when you're chosen. The award-nominated play makes its Austin premiere at City Theatre, directed by Stacey Glazer, and running March 16 - April 8. (more...)

Alan Ayckbourn's A BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN Makes US Premiere At Brits Off Broadway At 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

Brits Off Broadway continues at 59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) with the US premiere of A BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN, written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn. Produced by the Stephen Joseph Theatre, A BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN begins performances on Thursday, April 26 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 27. Press Opening is Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 7:00 PM; Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). The single ticket prices range from $25 - $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.59e59.org. (more...)

Florida Rep Extends CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the extension of the John Kander and Fred Ebb classic, "Cabaret.' Because of overwhelming demand, three performances have been added at the end of the scheduled run, April 12 at 7 PM, April 13 at 8 PM, and April 14 at 2 PM. (more...)

HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES Announced At North Coast Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

Britain's comic genius, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, has penned a fast-paced and hilariously funny theatrical feast that stands as a classic modern comedy. With the precision of a master chef, Sir Ayckbourn mixes three very different marriages into a pot, simmering with sex, jealousy, and liberally spiced with ingenious stagecraft. Full of clever, razor-sharp dialogue and impeccable split-second timing, How the Other Half Loves is a treat you won't want to miss. Find out why The London Daily Mail called this 'a delicious, jolly good show.' (more...)

Florida Rep to Close 20th Season With World Premiere of GEORGE WASHINGTON'S TEETH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the world premiere production of Mark St. Germain's, 'George Washington's Teeth,' which was chosen from the company's 4th Annual PlayLab Festival held last year. (more...)

Tony Nominee Paxton Whitehead Joins HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES at Florida Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre has announced famed stage and screen actor, Paxton Whitehead, will join the cast of 'How the Other Half Loves' by Alan Ayckbourn, running in the Historic Arcade Theatre January 9-31, 2018. (more...)

Rip-Roaring Comedy Featuring Tony Nominee to Open At Florida Rep!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre's 20th anniversary season continues with Alan Ayckbourn's farce about matrimonial discord, How the Other Half Loves, featuring Tony Award nominee and Broadway and screen veteran, Paxton Whitehead. (more...)

Florida Rep Opens American Classic and Tony-Winning Best Play THE MIRACLE WORKER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre's 20th anniversary season continues with William Gibson's hopeful and uplifting true story, "The Miracle Worker," an American classic which was immortalized on the screen by Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft. (more...)

Florida Rep Extends HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre extends Alan Ayckbourn's farce about matrimonial discord, How the Other Half Loves, starring Tony Award nominee and Broadway and screen veteran, Paxton Whitehead through February 3, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES at Florida Rep is Clever and Comical!
by Emily Yorgey - Jan 24, 2018

How the Other Half Loves was absolutely one of the best shows I've seen at Florida Rep. From the brilliant acting, to the hilarious storyline, to the uniqueness of how the Fosters and Phillips' lives were portrayed on the stage this is not a show to be missed. I highly recommend seeing How the Other Half Loves if you're looking for an afternoon or evening full of smart humor and fantastic, lighthearted entertainment. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 1/20/2018
by BWW - Jan 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/20/2018 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Photo Flash: Donmar Warehouse presents THE YORK REALIST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Donmar Associate Robert Hastie returns for this timely revival from one of our greatest living playwrights, following his previous productions My Night with Reg and Splendour. (more...)

Announcing The Cast And Creative Team Of Diversionary's 20th Anniversary Production Of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

At long last, Hedwig comes to Diversionary! This iconic musical is an integral part of the LGBT theater canon and truly rocked the musical form when it debuted Off Broadway 20 years ago. It has since been made into a movie, enjoyed productions all over the world, and had its Broadway debut starring Neil Patrick Harris, winning the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Our 20th anniversary production will find a thrilling new aesthetic and a renewed authenticity as we conclude a nationwide casting search for the right gender non-binary performer to fill Hedwig's boots! Get ready to rock! (more...)

Town Hall Theatre Announces Dark Comedy WOMAN IN MIND by Alan Ayckbourn
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

Town Hall Theatre Generations Season 2017-2018 jumps into 2018 with Alan Ayckbourn's dark comedy, WOMAN IN MIND. WOMAN IN MIND will have 12 performances, including two previews, March 1 through March 24, 2018, at Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, in Lafayette, CA. Tickets are $18 - $30, and are available through the Box Office at (925) 283-1557 or online at www.TownHallTheatre.com. (more...)

Carli Norris and Maggie McCarthy to Star in TURN OF THE SCREW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

This spring sees the world premiere of a dynamic new adaptation of Turn of the Screw embark on a UK tour, starring Carli Norris (Pygmalion, Albery Theatre; EastEnders, BBC; Hollyoaks, Channel 4) and Maggie McCarthy (Children of the Sun, Cocktail Sticks and Mother Clap's Molly House, National Theatre; Doctors, BBC; Call the Midwife, BBC/Neal Street Productions; Attack the Block, Film 4; Calendar Girls, Touchstone Pictures). This thrilling production of Henry James' much-loved classic ghost story is faithful to the original and captures its much-celebrated ambiguity. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For The World Premiere Of Alex Oates' ALL IN A ROW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Paul Virides Productions, Evelyn James Productions and United Theatrical today announces the full cast of the world premiere production of Alex Oates' All in a Row. Dominic Shaw directs Charlie Brooks (Tamora), Simon Lipkin (Martin), Michael Fox (Gary) and Hugh Purves (Laurence). The production opens at Southwark Playhouse on Monday 18 February, with previews from Thursday 14 February, running until Saturday 9 March. (more...)

Signed Performance of THE MIRACLE WORKER Announced at Florida Rep!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre is proud to present a signed performance of William Gibson's hopeful and uplifting true story, 'The Miracle Worker' on Sunday, March 4 at 2PM. (more...)

Town Hall Theatre 'Generations' Season 2017-2018 Jumps into 2018 with Alan Ayckbourn's Dark Comedy WOMAN IN MIND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Town Hall Theatre 'Generations' Season 2017-2018 jumps into 2018 with Alan Ayckbourn's dark comedy, WOMAN IN MIND. WOMAN IN MIND will have 12 performances, including two previews, March 1 through March 24, 2018, at Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, in Lafayette, CA. (more...)

CABARET to Open in Florida Rep's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre's 20th anniversary season continues with the John Kander and Fred Ebb classic, "Cabaret.' The production runs in the Historic Arcade Theatre March 23 to April 11with four nearly sold-out previews March 20-22. Priced at $55/$45 for regular performances and $35/$25 for previews, tickets are available at www.FloridaRep.org and through the box office at 239-332-4488. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents the Comedy Thriller COMMUNICATING DOORS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present will be the comedy thriller COMMUNICATING DOORS by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Katie Laris, February 28-March 17, 2018  in the Garvin Theatre. This intricate, time traveling, comic thriller by the British master of farcical comedy delighted London and New York audiences. (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...)

Cast Announced for Winter Run of THE DIVIDE at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Written as a 'narrative for voices' by Alan Ayckbourn and brought to The Old Vic stage by Old Vic Baylis Director Annabel Bolton following its premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival, The Divide unfolds in a dystopian society of repression and seething insurrection. (more...)

Florida Rep Salutes Rosemary Clooney in TENDERLY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of 'Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical' by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman, a personal and poignant portrait of the woman whose unparalleled talent and unbridled personality made her a legend! Playing December 21- February 24 in the ArtStage Studio Theatre, the run includes four nearly sold out preview performances December 18-20. (more...)

Jasmyn Banks Joins Cast Of Torben Betts' CAROLINE'S KITCHEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

Jasmyn Banks and Tom England will join the previously announced Caroline Langrishe, Aden Gillett, James Sutton and Elizabeth Boag in the 2019 national tour of Torben Betts's biting comedy, CAROLINE'S KITCHEN, beginning on 24 January 2019 at Derby Theatre, running through to 13 April 2019 at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester. This will be followed by an off-Broadway season in New York Spring 2019. There will be a national press night at Cambridge Arts Theatre on Tuesday 29 January 2019. (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...)

Full Casting Announced For RAIN MAN Starring Mathew Horne And Ed Speleers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Full casting has been announced for Rain Man, the inaugural production of Bill Kenwright's Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company. Joining the previously announced Gavin and Stacey's Mathew Horne (Raymond) and Downtown Abbey's Ed Speleers (Charlie) is: Mairi Barclay (Pippin), Hannah Barker, Elizabeth Carter (Dreamboats and Petticoats), Adam Lilley (The 39 Steps), Neil Roberts (Mamma Mia!) and Joe Sellman Leava (Monster). (more...)

Stefanie Powers and Clive Francis Star In New UK Tour Of 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

Cambridge Arts Theatre today announces a new UK tour of James Roose-Evans' adaptation of Helene Hanff's novel 84 Charing Cross Road, in collaboration with Lee Dean and Salisbury Playhouse. Richard Beecham directs Stefanie Powers as Helene Hanff and Clive Francis as Frank Doel. The production opens at Darlington Hippodrome on Wednesday 23 May before touring to Wolverhampton, Malvern, Richmond, Oxford and finishing in Cambridge Arts Theatre on 30 June. (more...)

George Washington's Teeth Opens at Florida Repertory Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre will present an audio described performance on May 9 at 2 PM of Mark St. Germain's 'George Washington's Teeth' and a signed performance on May 13 at 2 PM. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the cast for Associate Director Javaad Alipoor's production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Dale Wasserman, from the novel by Ken Kesey - Nathan Amzi (Martini), Lucy Black (Nurse Ratched), Andrew Dennis (Ruckley and Aide Turkle), Harry Egan (Aide Warren), Joel Gillman (Randle P McMurphy), Clive Hayward (Dr Spivey), Tom Hodgkins (Scanlon), Arthur Hughes (Billy Bibbitt), Melissa Johns (Candy and Nurse Flinn), Mohammed Mansaray (Aide Williams), Shaun Mason (Cheswick), Jeremy Proulx (Chief Bromden), Jack Tarlton (Harding) and Shelley Williams (Sandra and Hospital Staff). (more...)

George Washington's Teeth Opens at Florida Repertory Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre will present an audio described performance on May 9 at 2 PM of Mark St. Germain's 'George Washington's Teeth' and a signed performance on May 13 at 2 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES at North Coast Repertory Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - Apr 24, 2018

For a comedy that is almost 50 years old, How the Other Half Loves finds that Alan Ayckburn's comedic play about class, marriage, and infidelity still has a lot that resonates now. Playing at the North Coast Repertory Theatre through May 13th, this is a period comedy finds the funny in comic confusion. (more...)

The 6th Act Announces Stellar Cast for AN EVENING OF BETRAYAL at Theatre 68
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

 Artistic Directors Matthew Leavitt and Liza Seneca of THE 6TH ACT Theatre Company, along with acclaimed directorElizabeth Swain announce the cast for their Inaugural production, AN EVENING OF BETRAYAL.  They are thrilled to sign such a stellar cast for this complex production, a unique combination of Harold Pinter's Betrayaland an extremely condensed version of Shakespeare's Othello. The show will open June 1st, 2018, at Theatre 68's MainStage Theatre.   (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW - Apr 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for Pittsburgh (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW - Apr 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for San Diego (more...)

Florida Repertory Theatre Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce its 2018-2019 Season, which begins the company's third decade of producing nationally-recognized, professional theatre in the Fort Myers River District. Set to open Sept. 21 and run to May 5 in the Historic Arcade Theatre and ArtStage Studio Theatre, the nine-show season includes two musicals, multiple comedies, a modern American classic, a southeastern United States premiere, and a world-premiere adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." (more...)

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