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Thomas Sadoski Completes Cast of WHITE NOISE at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

The Public Theater has announced complete casting for the world premiere of WHITE NOISE, written by Public Theater Master Writer Chair and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks.  (more...)

MARY'S BABIES Comes to Jermyn Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

Mary Barton, a pioneer of fertility treatment, thought her husband was perfect. And doesn't every child deserve the perfect father? So Mary used her husband's sperm to impregnate up to a thousand women, and then burnt all the records. A thousand resulting children, the 'Barton Brood', have no idea about their shared father. Meeting each other. Making friends. Having babies. (more...)

Jaclyn Bethany, DALAL, and Special Guests Will Appear in The Rehearsal Webseries In Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The Rehearsal Webseries in Concert. Jaclyn Bethany, Dalal Bruchmann and the cast of their Broadway centric digital series The Rehearsal are proud to bring their celebration of New York jazz in conjunction with the upcoming release of the show. Music inspired by The Rehearsal will feature Cole Porter tunes, jazz classics, original music by Dalal & friends + an exciting preview of the film and talkback with the cast including Caitlin Carver (I Tonya), Rileigh McDonald (title role in Matilda), Tina Benko (The Crucible, The Public's Julius Caesar), Adam David Thompson (Godless, Mozart in The Jungle), James Udom (Mies Julie) , Alex Hurt and Shay Lee Abeson. Join us of a night of music and fun inspired by The Rehearsal. (more...)

Edward Stone, Assad Zaman, Francesca Zoutewelle and More Announced For UK Tour of THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

English Touring Theatre and Papatango today announce the full cast for the UK tour of Iman Qureshi's The Funeral Director, an exploration of a gay Muslim woman coming to terms with her identity. Hannah Hauer-King directs Edward Stone (Tom), Assad Zaman (Zeyd) and Francesca Zoutewelle (Janey), joining returning cast member Aryana Ramkhalawon (Ayesha). Winner of Papatango's 10th annual New Writing Prize from 1,384 entries, the original production was premiered by Papatango at Southwark Playhouse and now embarks on a UK tour in a co-production with ETT to Traverse Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse, The North Wall and HOME Manchester in Spring 2019. (more...)

National Theatre's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA Will Stream Live at Rialto
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

Broadcast live from London's Olivier Theatre, the NT's critically-acclaimed production has impressed the British audience receiving multiple five-star reviews. William Shakespeare's gripping drama intertwines politics, passion and power, with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo in the title roles of the famous fated couple. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces Concert Of Arias 2019 Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has selected the finalists for the 31st annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Wortham Theater Center on February 1, 2019, at 7 p.m. A limited number of general admission tickets for the performance are available for purchase here. The program will also be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube for all to enjoy, inviting viewers to cast their votes for the Online Viewers' Choice Award. (more...)

Live Arts Presents Bill T. Jones & Oskar Eustis In Conversation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

Legendary choreographer, National Medal of Arts (2013) and MacArthur "Genius" Award (1994) recipient, and artistic director of New York Live Arts, Bill T. Jones welcomes a discussion with Oskar Eustis-Artistic Director of New York's Public Theater, who has nurtured one game-changing hit after another for the Public, including the award-winning musicals Fun Home and Hamilton. As both leaders in the arts world and change-makers, Jones and Eustis delve into the responsibilities of both arts organizations and artists. (more...)

Rigano Brothers Return To Don't Tell Mama For The 6th Annual Ides Of March Extravaganza
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

The Brothers Rigano are returning to Don't Tell Mama on March 15 to celebrate the 2062nd anniversary of the assassination of Julius Caesar with their 6th Annual Ides of March Extravaganza. On March 15th at 7pm, musical theatre and cabaret composers David Rigano and Paul Rigano will be joined by a host of singers to present material from their upcoming musicals and reflect on the rise--and occasional fall--of wayward leaders. (more...)

Full Casts Announced For Sheffield Theatres' HANG And STANDING AT THE SKY'S EDGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the full casts for the debbie tucker green's hang; and the world premiere of his production of the new musical Standing at the Sky's Edge with music and lyrics by Richard Hawley and book by Chris Bush. (more...)

Headlong Announces Full Casting For John Haidar's Production Of RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Headlong today announces full casting for John Haidar's production of Richard III with Stefan Adegbola, Derbhle Crotty, Heledd Gwynn, Tom Kanji, Michael Matus, Leila Mimmack, Eileen Nicholas, Caleb Roberts and John Sackville joining the previously announced Tom Mothersdale in the title role as Shakespeare's most notorious and complex villain. (more...)

Eva Noblezada, Beth Malone, Patrick Page, & Ali Stroker Announced For Theatre Communications Group 2019 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Theatre Communications Group has announced that its 2019 Gala will be directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer and feature performances from Oklahoma!'s Ali Stroker, Hadestown's Patrick Page and Eva Noblezada, and Angels in America's Beth Malone. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of Stephen Belber's JOAN Starring Johanna Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Two-time Tony Award nominee Johanna Day (Sweat, Proof) takes on the title role in the world premiere Stephen Belber's JOAN, running January 19 through February 16 at HERE Arts Center (145 6th Avenue). Brooklyn-based theatre company Colt Coeur presents this poignant and probing play about the life of a contemporary American woman, with direction by Adrienne Campbell-Holt (Primary Stages' Downstairs, Colt Coeur's Zurich). Previews begin Saturday, January 19 with official opening set for Sunday, January 27. General admission tickets are priced at $25 and are available at here.org or by calling (212) 352-3101. (more...)

Tobacco Factory Theatres Announces Cast For 2019 Factory Company Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

Tobacco Factory Theatres has announced the casting of its second Factory Company - the resident professional ensemble that will perform new in-house productions of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good between February and May 2019. (more...)

VIDEO: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's METAMORPHOSES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Metamorphoses. This co-production with the Guthrie Theater is led by nationally and internationally renowned writer and director Mary Zimmerman. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

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...)

BWW Interview: Justine Mitchell Talks SHIPWRECK at the Almeida
by Marianka Swain - Feb 8, 2019

Already admired in the industry for her impressive range of work, actress Justine Mitchell enjoyed a breakout hit recently with David Eldridge's Beginning, which transferred from the National to the West End. She's now tackling Anne Washburn's new Donald Trump-era play, which begins next week at the Almeida.  (more...)

Kanan Gill- Indian Stand-Up Comedian Announces Debut Australian Shows This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Indian stand-up comedy and YouTube superstar Kanan Gill is coming to Australia for the very first time with his solo show Teetar! In this personal, observational and deeply stupid follow-up to his wildly successful 2017 hour, Kanan juggles thoughts and ideas about everything from Julius Caesar's death to bands and building societies. You'll also learn what Teetar means. (more...)

McCarter Announces Cast For World Premiere Of Ken Ludwig's THE GODS OF COMEDY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

A young Classics professor puts her career-and her love life-in peril, and calls on the gods of Ancient Greece to save her. Things don't go according to plan when the gods who show up are The Gods of Comedy! (more...)

Cast and Creative Announced FoR A DOLL'S HOUSE a Citizens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

The Citizens Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for Nora: A Doll's House, a bold adaptation of Ibsen's classic text by Stef Smith. (more...)

Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For JUNK At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Ayad Akhtar's (Arena's Disgraced) timely tale Junk. Inspired by the real junk bond giants of the 1980s, Akhtar explores how the riveting, hostile takeover of a family-owned manufacturing company paved the way to expose the rise of greed, power, race and wealth that led to reshaping the rules of Wall Street and the world. Directed by Jackie Maxwell, Junk runs April 5 - May 5, 2019 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

THE WOMEN IN BLACK Haunts Seattle Rep This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Over eight million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most successful theatrical horror events ever staged - and it's coming to shock Seattle next month. In the village of Crythin Gifford, the wind howls across the moors and fog creeps mysteriously around the town spires. At the edge of the village's cemetery, young lawyer Arthur Kipps glimpses the figure of a woman, garbed all in black, and is drawn into Crythin's cursed and haunted history. Susan Hill's gothic ghost story, The Woman In Black, comes to spine- tingling life in this cunning stage adaptation by Stephen Mallatratt that has left London's West End theatre-goers enthralled for more than 30 years. Director Robin Herford recreates Mallatratt's original staging from the London West End for this American premiere of the West End Production, touring the U.S. for the first time.  (more...)

Kathleen K. Johnson's FIERCELY INDEPENDENT Set For SoHo Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

FIERCELY INDEPENDENT - a new play by Tony winner Kathleen K. Johnson - will be given its world premiere Off-Broadway at the SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam St. in Manhattan), with preview performances beginning March 1 prior to an official press opening March 6.   FIERCELY INDEPENDENT will play a five-week limited engagement through April 7, it has been announced by producer Michael Guccione.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals of Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

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...)

RSC Will Tour AS YOU LIKE IT, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW and MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

For the first time the Royal Shakespeare Company will tour three productions in repertoire to six regional theatres, playing for two weeks in each venue. As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew and Measure for Measure will visit Salford in September 2019, and then Canterbury, Plymouth, Nottingham, Newcastle upon Tyne and Blackpool in early 2020. Performance dates at the end of the release. (more...)

THE FLOOR IS LAVA Comes to La MaMa Experimental Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

La MaMa presents a Planet Connections production of Alex Raid's exploration of the world of the millennial, The Floor is Lava. A production directed by Glory Kadigan, revived and presented as part of the 57th season of LaMaMa - one of the original theaters of the Off-Off Broadway movement. Performing May 09 - May 19, 2019 at The Downstairs | 66 East 4th Street; Thursday to Saturday at 8PM; Sunday at 5PM; $25 Tickets; $20 Student/Senior Tickets. www.lamama.org or call 212-352-3101 (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals of Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

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...)

FAIRVIEW Returns To New York City
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

Jeffrey Horowitz announces that TFANA will extend its current four-play season to five plays and present Soho Rep.'s production of Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview, staged by Sarah Benson. Fairview will play June 2-30, 2019, on the Samuel H. Scripps Mainstage at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, TFANA's state-of-the-art home in the Brooklyn Cultural District. The return engagement marks the first opportunity for New York audiences to experience this bold, innovative work since its sold-out, thrice-extended world premiere at Soho Rep. Fairview is currently only on sale as part of TFANA's two-play subscription package of Fairview and Julius Caesar. (more...)

National Theatre Holds Drama Teacher Conference With Over 130 Drama Teachers Across The UK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

This February half-term, over 130 drama teachers from across the UK will be congregating at the National Theatre for the annual Drama Teacher Conference 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: SHIPWRECK, Almeida Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Feb 20, 2019

'Isn't that the problem with political theater, too much directness?' queries one of Anne Washburn's characters in her new play - which, in meta fashion, and over a leisurely three hours, not only addresses Trump head on, but also painstakingly analyses our responses to the President and the present moment, including the role of the arts. (more...)

Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre Presents EVERY BRILLIANT THING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2019

In February The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre presents Every Brilliant Thing, Duncan MacMillan's one-character play described by The Guardian as "one of the funniest plays you'll see about depression." Claire Marie Mannle inhabits the role - rarely performed by a female protagonist - of a young person determined to list every brilliant thing about life in an attempt to ward off her mother's suicidal tendencies. The play, performed in the round on the Scoundrel & Scamp's mainstage, is directed by Michelle Milne. The season runs February 7-24, 2019. Ticket prices range from $15-$28 and are available at the theater's website, www.scoundrelandscamp.org, or by calling box office 520-448-3300. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces Concert Of Arias 2019 Winners and Appoints Ana Maria Martinez As Artistic Advisor
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2019

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) announced today the winners of the 31st annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, which took place in the Cullen Theater of the Wortham Theater Center. This is the third year the Concert of Arias was streamed live on Facebook, and the second for livestreaming on YouTube. The livestream was hosted by HGO Studio alumna Andrea Carroll. She is currently performing in The Pearl Fishers as Le la and placed first in the 2012 Concert of Arias. The winners were announced during the second portion of the program. (more...)

Hell In A Handbag Launches Season with POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Hell in a Handbag Productions launches its 2019 season with a revival of the musical that started it all: POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical, a musical parody and a loving homage to the classic 1972 film, The Poseidon Adventure, the grandmother of all disaster films. Handbag's very first show will return March 15 - April 28, 2019 at a venue befitting of an ocean liner: The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway in Chicago. (more...)

Epic's 4th Annual Youth Theatre Festival Takes Over Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Epic Theatre Ensemble is proud to announce the 2019 edition of its three-week Youth Theatre Festival: Epic YTF. Epic YTF is a celebration of a diverse and inclusive community, fighting for social justice and equality. The festival showcases original performances by students from the award-winning after-school program Epic REMIX. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with The Public's WHITE NOISE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Get a sneak peek below at the company of WHITE NOISE, written by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Oskar Eustis, currently in rehearsal. WHITE NOISE begins Tuesday, March 5 with an official press opening on Wednesday, March 20. (more...)

GROUNDED Opens 2019 For National Theatre Of Parramatta
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

Buckle up for an exhilarating ride this March! Riverside's National Theatre of Parramatta (NTofP) will present George Brant's powerful psychological thriller, Grounded, from 14th to 23rd March 2019. (more...)

Maynard Eziashi, Mohammed Mansaray, and More Will Lead the UK Tour of BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

Fuel have today announced the cast for the UK tour of Inua Ellams' critically acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles which returns by popular demand. (more...)

Inspired Self-Parody: CYMBELINE at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Feb 17, 2019

The play seems to be a retrospective of Shakespeare's career, with a strong note of self-parody. And with a playwright as fecund as Shakespeare, a 'greatest hits album' would have to be full to bursting. And so that's what Cymbeline is: a 'greatest hits' that refuses to take itself seriously, and invites us to participate in Shakespeare's gentle laugh at himself. (more...)

Casting Announcement And Invite For THE TRAGEDY OF JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Theatre for a New Audience announces the seventeen-member cast and the creative team for its production of William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, directed by Shana Cooper in her Off-Broadway debut. (more...)

Cast And Creatives Announced for LIFE AFTER At The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the American premiere of Life After, a rapturously beautiful and stirring new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Britta Johnson. The Globe's own Barry Edelstein directs, with choreography by Ann Yee. Life After will run March 22 - April 28, 2019 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 22-28. (more...)

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre Announces 2019 Season - HENRY V, TWELFTH NIGHT, and THE BORROWERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre announces its 2019 season is on sale as it prepares to celebrate its 10-year anniversary. (more...)

Emma Fielding And Katy Stephens Star In MARY'S BABIES At Jermyn Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Artistic Director Tom Littler has announced casting for the world premiere of Mary's Babies. Two of Britain's best-known classical actors, Emma Fielding and Katy Stephens, will co-star in Maud Dromgoole's funny and compelling play about family and fertility. (more...)

CSC Adds Performances To The Run Of William Wharton's BIRDY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) has added three performances to its highly anticipated upcoming production of Birdy, adapted by Naomi Wallace from the novel by William Wharton, and directed by Steven Maler. The production now runs February 27 through March 17 at the Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College in Wellesley. (more...)

Mark Jacoby To Lead The World Premiere Of VILNA By Ira Fuchs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Vilna, a new play by Ira Fuchs directed by Joseph Discher, will begin its limited Off-Broadway World Premiere engagement at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street, between Ninth & Tenth Avenues) on Monday March 11th. Opening Night is set for Wednesday March 20th (7pm). This limited Off-Broadway engagement continues through Sunday April 14th only. (more...)

Case Western Reserve/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program Offers A Witty, Bubbly Production Of HAY FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program is proud to present Noel Coward's classic comedy Hay Fever. This madcap play about a weekend with the eccentric Bliss family will star the MFA Class of 2020 and a guest performer.  Director Jerrold Scott's production will take the audience back to the 1920's and remind them of the joy of life and fear of boredom. The show will run from February 27th-March 9th in Helen Theatre at Playhouse Square. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of FIERCELY INDEPENDENT at Soho Playhouse
by Walter McBride - Feb 13, 2019

FIERCELY INDEPENDENT - a new play by Tony winner Kathleen K. Johnson - will be given its world premiere Off-Broadway at the Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam St. in Manhattan), with preview performances beginning March 1 prior to an official press opening March 6.   FIERCELY INDEPENDENT will play a five-week limited engagement through April 7, it has been announced by producer Michael Guccione.  (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Presents Regional Premiere Comedy A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Nora's back, and this time, she's kicking down the door! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati presents the regional premiere of the scintillating comedy that's sweeping the nation, A Doll's House, Part 2. Nominated for eight Tony Awards, Lucas Hnath's completely unauthorized sequel to Ibsen's theatrical classic is a thoughtful and contemporary commentary on marriage and how the roles of women have-and haven't-changed over time. Playing March 2-30, 2019. Directed by Regina Pugh. Production Sponsor is John Goering. (more...)

Wheelhouse Theater To Present Aaron Posner's LIFE SUCKS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Fresh off the heels of their critically acclaimed revival of Happy Birthday, Wanda June, Wheelhouse Theater Company and its Founding Members, Matt Harrington, David Kenner, Michael Schantz, and Jeffrey Wise, has announced that it will present the New York Premiere of Aaron Posner's Life Sucks., March 22nd through April 20th at The Wild Project (195 East 3rd Street). The cast features Jeff Biehl, Nadia Bowers, Kimberly Chatterjee, Barbara Kingsley, Stacey Linnertz, Austin Pendleton, and Michael Schantz. Wheelhouse's Jeff Wise directs the production, which will have its official opening night on March 27th at 7:00PM.  (more...)

Lee Wilkof & More Join Cast of Public Theater's SOCRATES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the world premiere of SOCRATES, written by acclaimed actor, director, and writer Tim Blake Nelson. Directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes and anchoring the Onassis Festival 2019: Democracy is Coming, SOCRATES will begin previews on Tuesday, April 2, with a Joseph Papp Free Preview performance on Wednesday, April 3 in The Public's Martinson Hall. This powerful new play runs through Sunday, May 19, with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 16. (more...)

NWU Theatre Professor To Stage ONE HAM MANLET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

A Nebraska Wesleyan University theatre professor and alumnus will return to the stage to portray 20 characters in 90 minutes in his play, "One-Ham Manlet." (more...)

ARIODANTE Opens at the Lyric March 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

With plot twists worthy of Shakespeare, the love between Princess Ginevra and the noble Ariodante is threatened by the machinations of Polinesso, who lusts after the princess and will stop at nothing to sabotage the royal wedding. (more...)

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