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Alejandro Santoni Gets Ready for WE ARE NEW YORK Web Series, TURNED OUT Film
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

When Alejandro Santoni left his native Puerto Rico for New York City to pursue a career in acting, he was well aware that the road to his success was not going to be without challenges. (more...)

Bush Theatre Announces Casting For Autumn Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Casting is announced today for two new plays as part of the Bush Theatre's Autumn Winter season by Sophie Wu (Ramona Tells Jim) and Chris Thompson (Of Kith and Kin). (more...)

Casting Announced for OF KITH AND KIN, DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS, and UNCLE VANYA at Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announced casting for three productions in his inaugural season - Of Kith and Kin, Desire Under the Elms and Uncle Vanya. (more...)

BWW Review: JULIUS CEASAR at Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival
by Jeffrey Scott - Jul 28, 2017

What happens when a family loses a loved one? Said family bans together, consoles each other, and stand as a united front to continue the celebration of the memory of the lost family member. (more...)

BWW Review: BREAKNECK JULIUS CAESAR at 2017 KC Fringe Festival
by Alan Portner - Jul 28, 2017

Holding an audience on a stage by yourself for a whole hour is no small task, but it is one accomplished by Buffalo Grove Illinois' Tim Mooney in his remarkably cogent performance of 'Breakneck Julius Caesar' at the Unicorn Theatre's Jerome Stage as his contribution to the 2017 Fringe. Tim Mooney is a repeat offender at Fringe and he is always excellent. (more...)

Marguerite Willbanks, Matt Edmonds & Joe Kinosian, Norman Moses and More to Star in Milwaukee Rep's Fall Lineup; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces casting for the 2017/18 Season Fall shows including Souvenir, The Who & The What, Murder For Two, and Holmes and Watson. (more...)

Blank Canvas Theatre Announces Cast of EQUUS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Blank Canvas Theatre has announced the cast of EQUUS. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Ellen McDougall's Inaugural Production As Artistic Director THE UNKNOWN ISLAND at Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Ellen McDougall today announced the full cast for The Unknown Island, her inaugural production of Artistic Director of Gate Theatre.  She directs Jon Foster, Hannah Ringham, Thalissa Teixera and Zubin Varla in the adaptation of Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago's short story which opens on 18 September, with previews from 11 September, running until 7 October.  (more...)

Photo Flash: AS YOU LIKE IT Comes to Antaeus This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Internationally recognized Shakespeare specialist Rob Clare directs one of the Bard's most popular and delightful romantic comedies, filled with shrewd observations about life, love and human nature. Antaeus Theatre Company presents a fully partner-cast production of As You Like It, opening July 27 and July 28 (one opening for each cast) at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale. Low-priced previews begin July 20. (more...)

Michigan Shakespeare Festival presents Reading of a New Julius Caesar Play
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival, the Official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan, has announced two very special events taking place this upcoming week. (more...)

Robert Lindsay to Perform at Exeter Northcott Theatre's 50th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Exeter Northcott Theatre has announced that acclaimed actor Robert Lindsay will perform in its 50th anniversary gala in November. (more...)

Casting Announced For WINDOWS at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Celebrating the 150th birthday of novelist and playwright John Galsworthy, the first professional UK production in 85 years of Windows by John Galsworthy opens at the Finborough Theatre for a three week limited season on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 (Press Nights: Thursday, 24 August and Friday, 25 August 2017 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Short North Stage Presents the Hilarious CLEOPATRA by Charles Busch
by Christopher Castanho - Jul 25, 2017

Ohio's very own Short North Stage will be hosting yet another Charles Busch play 'Cleopatra' July 27th - August 6th at the Garden Theater. Having produced other tear-jerking comedies by the 'campy playwright' in previous years, Short North Stage Fan favorites 'Psycho Beach Party', 'Die Mommy Die', and 'The Divine Sister' Artistic Director Edward Carignan is excited (more...)

EVITA's Dee Roscioli to Return to Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Broadway actress Dee Roscioli returns to Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival for one night only in concert on July 31 at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University. (more...)

Rebecca Naomi Jones, Shaina Taub and More to Lead Public Works' AS YOU LIKE IT Musical at the Delacorte
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Public Theater will kick off the 2017-18 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's As You Like It, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub, and the company has just been announced! (more...)

Cynthia Erivo Joins American Theatre Wing's Board of Trustees; New Appointments!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The American Theatre Wing has announced new appointments to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee. (more...)

BWW Review: JULIUS CAESAR at Encore Theater
by Leesa Williams - Jul 24, 2017

The only time I have ever admitted to liking Shakespeare was when Christian Borle played him in Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN. Today, I'll say it for the second time, I actually liked Shakespeare. Specifically, Encore Theater Company's production of Julius Caesar. In addition it was perfect evening weather for an outdoor play in their 9th season of Shakespeare in the park. (more...)

Wax Factory's Modern Take on The Seagull, PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER!, Set for One-Night Show at Lincoln Center Atrium
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

WaxFactory presents a work-in-progress showing of PUT YOURSELF TOGETHER!, a modern, media-enhanced riff on Anton Chekhov's classic The Seagull. (more...)

'Experience is the Teacher of All Things': A Question of Marketing and Politics on Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 22, 2017

Throughout the early days of the Trump administration, the arts community has played no small role in engaging fans and motivating audiences to take greater part in the political process. From Hamilton's showdown with the Vice President to the presence of Broadway Strong at the Women's March, the Broadway community has banded together to help bring greater awareness to our audiences. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN THE THEATER 2017 Comes to Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Enjoy an indoor Shakespeare festival with air conditioning!  (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse presents Obie Award Winner APPROPRIATE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

"Appropriate," the 2014 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, from August 15 through September 2. The story of family secrets is written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. (more...)

Shreveport Dance Academy Announces Summer Intensive Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

]EMILY LOSCOCCO, former principal dancer of Festival Ballet Providence, PHILLIP BROOMHEAD, former principal dancer of the Houston Ballet and the Royal Ballet, and BETSY McBRIDE of American Ballet Theatre, and SIMON WEXLER former principal dancer of Texas Ballet Theatre will be members of the faculty for the Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Intensive in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company presents Philadelphia Premiere of RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Lantern Theater Company will launch its 24th season with the regional premiere of Red Velvet, Lolita Chakrabarti's stirring play based on the true story of 19th century actor Ira Aldridge, who made history as the first African-American actor to portray Othello in 1833 London. Longtime Lantern artistic collaborator Peter DeLaurier will direct a cast that includes Tony Award nominee Forrest McClendon as Ira Aldridge, with David Bardeen, Damon Bonetti, Liz Filios, Adam Hammet, David Pica, Ebony Pullum, and Lauren Sowa. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to attend opening night on Wednesday, September 13 at 7 p.m. A full schedule is included in the fact sheet below. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company to Present Philadelphia Premiere of RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Lantern Theater Company will launch its 24th season with the regional premiere of Red Velvet, Lolita Chakrabarti's stirring play based on the true story of 19th century actor Ira Aldridge, who made history as the first African-American actor to portray Othello in 1833 London. (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...)

Complete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

New Block of Tickets on Sale for ME THE PEOPLE, the Trump America Musical
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Me The People: The Trump America Musical, a new musical revue with a book and lyrics by Nancy Holson (Bush Wars, The News in Revue on PBS - 5 Emmy Awards, Ludwig Live!) and directed and choreographed by Jay Falzone (Bush Wars, Cooking with the Calamari Sisters), is now playing at The Triad Theater. (more...)

Rachael Stirling, Kwong Loke, and More to Join Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire in LABOUR OF LOVE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

MGC and Headlong today announced the full company for the world premiere of James Graham's new play Labour of Love. Joining Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire are Rachael Stirling, Kwong Loke, Dickon Tyrrell and Susan Wokoma. (more...)

PLEASE EXCUSE MY DEAR AUNT SALLY Gets West Coast Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

A funny, sad, lyrical and highly original coming of age story from emerging playwright Kevin Armento features an unconventional narrator: the phone belonging to a troubled teen. Working Barn Productions presents the West Coast premiere of New York Times "Critic's Pick" Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally, directed by Peter Richards. The visiting production opens at the Odyssey Theatre on Sept. 16. (more...)

Broadway Vet Robert LuPone Stars in THE VIOLIN at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the world premiere of THE VIOLIN, written by Dan McCormick and directed by Joseph Discher. Produced by The Directors Company in association with ShadowCatcher Entertainment, THE VIOLIN begins performances on Thursday, September 7 for a limited engagement through Saturday, October 14. Press Opening is Tuesday, September 19 at 7 PM. (more...)

NYU Skirball Theater Announces Worldly 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

NYU Skirball's 2017-18 theater season offers a wide range of presentations, from the political to the outrageous, and includes American premieres from the Palestinian Freedom Theatre, Chile's Teatro La Re-sentida, Ireland's bad boys THISISPOPBABY, and Berlin's outrageous Gob Squad theater. The Hypocrites theater of Chicago invites audiences onto the stage for a beach party in the New York premiere of its adaptation of Pirates of Penzance, and the public is invited to free, site-specific performances of the French classic, In the Solitude of the Cotton Fields, specially adapted for audience interaction. (more...)

Public Sales Start Next Monday for UMS's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Monday, August 7 marks the official beginning of ticket sales for individual performances presented as part the 2017-18 University Musical Society (UMS) season. With appearances by internationally renowned orchestras, chamber musicians, dance groups, jazz and global music artists, and theater and dance ensembles, the UMS season spans the complete spectrum of the performing arts. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at APPROPRIATE at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

'Appropriate,' the 2014 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play, is being staged at Westport Country Playhouse, now through September 2. The story of family secrets is written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Rachel Schmeling's YOU, ME, AND ANXIETY Coming to TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

'You, Me, and Anxiety' is a solo cabaret show, written and performed by Rachel Schmeling, on the subject of mental health. This show is part stand up, part audience interaction, part musical journey and part panic disaster. Schmeling takes her audience on a wild one-hour ride into the mental state of someone dealing with anxiety and panic disorder. (more...)

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

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

Cast Complete for Hal Linden-Led THE PRICE in Extended Run at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces full casting for Arthur Miller's The Price, which has been extended to receive an additional week of performances due to popular demand. (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...)

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...)

Rachel Schmeling to Premiere Her Cabaret YOU, ME, AND ANXIETY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Actor Rachel Schmeling presents the NYC premiere of her cabaret, YOU, ME, AND ANXIETY as a part of Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival. August 28th-31st and September 7th. (more...)

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Presents JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

When a leader is no longer trusted, where is the line between patriotism and personal ambition? (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

YOU, ME, AND ANXIETY: A Cabaret Not To Be Missed!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Actor Rachel Schmeling presents the NYC premiere of her cabaret, YOU, ME, AND ANXIETY as a part of Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival. August 28th-31st and September 7th. Part stand up, part audience interaction, part musical journey, part anxious disaster, this cabaret takes Rachel and the audience on a wild hour-long ride through her journey with mental health. Written and performed by Rachel Schmeling. Music director and accompanist Jody Shelton, directed by Ellen Lindsay, PSM Margaret Baughman, lighting design by Elizabeth M. Stewart. (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...)

National Black Theatre's 49th Season Heads 'Black to the Future'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre's 49th season cedes the floor to modern-day griots with gripping, one-person tales capturing the trauma and triumph of a people. In a nod to the African tradition of the storyteller and historian who inspires and uplifts, the season is anchored by two one-person shows, The Peculiar Patriot, by Liza Jessie Peterson, a coproduction with Hi-ARTS, and Sancho by Paterson Joseph, a coproduction with Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) and Pemberley Productions. Themed "Black to the Future," the 49th season-which includes workshop productions by resident playwrights-seeks to take stock of the present and look to the past to predict and help shape a brighter future for Black people. (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...)

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 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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JULIUS CAESAR at the Michigan Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival, the official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan, presents Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, directed by MSF Producing Artistic Director Janice L Blixt. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Review Roundup: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Starring Annaleigh Ashford, Danny Burstein, and More at Shakespeare in the Park
by Review Roundups - Aug 1, 2017

The Public Theater is currently presenting its Free Shakespeare in the Park production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Lear deBessonet with choreography by Chase Brock. The show officially opened last night, Monday, July 31 and runs through Sunday, August 13. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

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