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Photo Flash: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents DEATH AND THE MAIDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) announces the first staged production of its 2017-18 Winter/Spring Season, Ariel Dorfman's shattering drama Death and the Maiden, directed by Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler at the Sandra L. Sorenson Black Box, Sorenson Center, Babson College, 231 Forest Street in Wellesley, MA. (more...)

Mad Kings And Wild Wives - Wooden O's Silver Anniversary Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

???????This summer Seattle Shakespeare Company will celebrate 25 years of bringing free Shakespeare to our region's parks with productions of King Lear and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Both shows will start performances on July 12 and will perform in 12 different park venues through August 12. The full schedule of venues, dates and performance times is located on Seattle Shakespeare Company's website. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater Announces Full Casting For MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY. As previously reported, Lauren Ambrose will be playing as Eliza Doolittle and Harry Hadden-Paton will play Henry Higgins, alongside Norbert Leo Butz as Alfred P. Doolittle and Diana Rigg as Mrs. Higgins. Just announced are: Allan Corduner as Colonel Pickering, Jordan Donica as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Linda Mugleston as Mrs. Pearce, and Manu Narayan as Zoltan Karpathy. (more...)

Broadway and Film Composer John Morris Passes Away at 91
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

According to the New York Times, stage and film composer and frequent collaborator of Mel Brooks, John Morris, passed away from complications of a respiratory infection. He was 91 years old. (more...)

Columbia University School of the Arts presents THE ESCAPE; OR, A LEAP FOR FREEDOM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

Columbia University School of the Arts is proud to present Mark H.'s (Columbia MFA Directing Candidate 2018) production of The Escape; or, A Leap for Freedom. (more...)

SCREAMING SECRETS Comes to the Tristan Bates Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

'SCREAMING SECRETS', written by writer and philosopher Alexander Matthews, forms part of Matthews' debut two-play season at the Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden. The first play, 'Screaming Secrets' is set in 1975, in a world of free love, flared trousers, and deep thinking. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to present Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Comic Mystery, directed by Brendon Fox. (more...)

Outre Theatre Presents East Coast Premiere Of RESERVOIR DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

The Outre Theatre Company announces the East Coast premiere of Reservoir Dolls, inspired by Quentin Tarantino's film and adapted by Erika Soerensen. This reimagining of the classic 1992 indie film recasts its characters as women, examining how our culture treats violence differently depending on the gender of the perpetrator. Outre's production is also the first time that the production has been directed by a woman, in this case Assistant Artistic Director Shannon Ouellette. For tickets to Reservoir Dolls at The Pompano Beach Cultural Center, please visit, www.ccpompano.org. The production runs February 1-18, 2018, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm. (more...)

Reduced Shakespeare Co Announces WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (ABRIDGED)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

The "Bad Boys of Abridgment" are back! Uproarious and rapid-fire, the Reduced Shakespeare Company makes sharp, short comedy in their latest sendup, William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged). Discovered in a treasure-filled parking lot in Leicester, England (next to a pile of bones that didn't look that important), an ancient manuscript proves to be the literary holy grail-the long-lost first play written by none other than seventeen-year-old William Shakespeare! William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged) makes its off-Broadway premiere at The New Victory Theater, opening on March 2 and playing through March 11, 2018, as part of a 20-city tour throughout the United States. (more...)

Ronald Rand Will Represent The United States In The 8th Edition Of The THEATRE OLYMPICS in India
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2018

Goodwill Cultural Ambassador Ronald Rand has been invited to represent the United States in the Theatre Olympics, performing as Harold Clurman in his celebrated one-man show, 'LET IT BE ART! Harold Clurman's Life of Passion' in Delhi at the prestigious Kamani Auditorium on February 25th, and at the Kalagram Theatre in Bangalore, India on February 27th, 2018. (more...)

BWW Interview: Marshall Jones III and AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at NJPAC 2/1 to 2/4
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 27, 2018

From February 1 to February 6, NJPAC and Crossroads Theatre Company will present an encore production of Ain't Misbehavin' directed by Andre De Shields. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Marshall Jones III, the Producing Artistic Director of Crossroads Theatre Company about 'Crossroads on the Road' and the upcoming production of Ain't Misbehavin'. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE GRIFT, a New Immersive Experience at the Historic Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Dropping its audience of just 50 a show into the middle of an adventure in which they are trained in the art of the con, participants will meet characters, solve clues and get a masterclass in the ways of the grifter, all in the interest pulling off one final swindle to take down a seamy criminal mastermind. They will have their intelligence tested and get trained in scams like The Pig In The Poke, The Round-The Corner, and The Money Swap…but in the end will they be sharp enough to take down an evil genius at his own game? An experience unlike anything ever performed on a stage, The Grift will sweep its audience into a thrilling adventure, turning everyday theatergoers into master con men. And when the show ends? They'll be released back into the world with a whole new skill set-one that can pay off for years to come. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Kicks Off 2018 with Samuel Beckett's Timely WAITING FOR GODOT Starring Frank X and Johnnie Hobbs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Quintessence Theatre Group continues its blockbuster 8th season with Samuel Beckett's existential and absurdist classic, Waiting for Godot. People's Light Founding Member Ken Marini makes his Quintessence debut as director of this classic work which stars local legends and Barrymore Winners Frank X and Johnnie Hobbs Jr. Waiting for Godot runs January 31-February 18. Opening Night is Saturday February 3, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15-$50. Tickets are available online at www.quintessencetheatre.org or at the Box Office at time of performance. Quintessence performs at The Sedgwick Theater located at 7137 Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief January 26th, 2018: BroadwayCon Kicks off Today, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 26, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the 3rd annual BroadwayCon kicks off today at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center! (more...)

Casting Announced for THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS at Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Following a sell-out season at the Abbey Theatre as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the 1916 Easter Rising, as well as a successful Irish and US tour, The Plough and the Stars comes to the Lyric Hammersmith as a co-production with the Abbey Theatre. (more...)

West End's THE FERRYMAN Will Transfer to Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Sonia Friedman Productions and Neal Street Productions will transfer Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, to Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W. 45th Street, New York) in October 2018. (more...)

KING LEAR With Ian McKellen Will Transfer to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

ATG Productions, Chichester Festival Theatre, Gavin Kalin Productions and Glass Half Full Productions are delighted to announce a major West End transfer for Chichester Festival Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of Shakespeare's King Lear, which will run at the Duke of York's Theatre in London for 100 performances only from 11th July to 3rd November 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: People Messing With Other People Keep THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE Lively
by Perry Tannenbaum - Feb 8, 2018

A father and son have plenty to sort out in the wake of Mom's death in Meridith Friedman's THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE, while the son's gay lover wonders which of the two is behaving more childishly. (more...)

Dukesbay Productions Presents JAVA TACOMA Episode 7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

About once a year, something unique happens in Tacoma theatre. A situation-comedy for the stage about three life-long friends who meet every day at a Tacoma coffee house, will tickle our collective funny bone for a seventh time. (more...)

Stacy Keach Makes Triumphant Return to The Goodman in Rescheduled PAMPLONA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

Today, Goodman Theatre announces the Summer 2018 return of Jim McGrath's Pamplona starring stage and screen veteran Stacy Keach as Ernest Hemingway, directed by Artistic Director Robert Falls. Originally scheduled for Spring 2017, Pamplona appeared for 11 preview performances but closed prematurely after its star suddenly fell ill on Opening Night and doctors ordered recuperation. (more...)

David Serero Performs at The Russian Culture House Of London For The Stars Of The Albion Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

David Serero to perform at the Russian Culture House of London for the Stars of the Albion Festival (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Porter Puts a Sexy New Spin on 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair'
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2018

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter has released a new music video for his take on the classic show tune, "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair"  - premiered via Out. The video was directed by Kena Tangi Dorsey and filmed on location in downtown Los Angeles. See the clip below! (more...)

TV Star And Sensational Songstress Joins Cast Of KING KONG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

???????TV star and sensational songstress Sihle Ndaba has joined the cast of the KING KONG - THE MUSICAL at the Fugard Theatre.   (more...)

Soho Rep. Extends Aleshea Harris's IS GOD IS Through March 25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

In response to popular demand, Soho Rep. (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director) extends the world premiere of Aleshea Harris's Relentless Award-winning Is God Is, directed by Taibi Magar by two weeks, through March 25. In this play, which dauntlessly cracks jokes as it eviscerates, twin sisters Anaia (Alfie Fuller) and Racine (Dame-Jasmine Hughes) undertake a murderous journey from the Dirty South to the California desert, seeking payback for a horrendous act. Is God Is treats both morality and genre as notions to be exploded, drawing on the ancient, the modern, the tragic, the Spaghetti Western, hip-hop and Afropunk in its subversion of theatrical constructs. (more...)

Cast Announced For Rasaka and Vitalist's MERCHANT ON VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Casting has been completed for Rasaka and Vitalist's remounting of MERCHANT ON VENICE, Shishir Kurup's raucous South Asian re-imagining of Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, to be directed by Liz Carlin Metz. (more...)

West End Premiere Of MISS NIGHTINGALE Opens At The Theatre At The Hippodrome Casino
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Miss Nightingale, will make its West End debut at the prestigious Theatre at the Hippodrome Casino in London's Leicester Square, for a strictly limited seven-week run in their 180-seat theatre, from 21 March - 6 May. (more...)

Cent. Stage Co. Announces ART
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

???????Written by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Anne Occhiogrosso, Centenary Stage Company's mainstage theatrical season continues in the Lackland Performing Arts Center with Reza's 1998 Tony Award and 1996 Olivier Award winning comedy Art from February 16 through March 4.  "Wildly funny, naughtily provocative…" says the NY Post, it all begins when Serge buys an expensive painting by a celebrated artist.  A white canvas with white diagonal lines.  Old friends square off over the canvas, using it as an excuse to hilariously batter one another over various slights and failures.  Art is a hilarious exploration of the very notion of what constitutes art while examining the meaning of friendship.  'Anyone looking for a play that is funny, sophisticated, stylish, stimulating and moving should go to 'ART'.' (Independent, London). (more...)

Sir Ian McKellen to Head to the West End in KING LEAR This Summer; Is Broadway Next?
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 2, 2018

According to the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, Jonathan Munby's successful production of King Lear, starring Sir Ian McKellen and Sinead Cusack, will head to the Duke of York Theater this summer for a limited sixteen week run.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for THE CHERRY ORCHARD at The Bristol Old Vic and Royal Exchange Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Michael Boyd's much anticipated production of The Cherry Orchard has begun rehearsals for the Bristol Old Vic and Royal Exchange Theatre co-production. Rory Mullarkey's brand-new translation will be directed by Boyd, celebrated former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). Having studied Russian and trained as a director in Moscow, extraordinarily, he will be directing Chekhov - the literary love of his life - for the first time. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get a Look at Phil Daniels in DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE at King's Theatre Edinburgh
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Phil Daniels will lead the company in the titular role of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde at the King's Theatre Edinburgh, Tuesday 10 - Saturday 14 April 2018, in this new production, adapted by David Edgar and directed by Kate Saxon. (more...)

Tennessee Playwrights Studio Announces 2018 Inaugural Season Fellows and Associates
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 2, 2018

Four TPS fellows - chosen from a competitive application process - will work under the direction of Kenley Smith, director of the TPS program, to develop new full-length scripts to be presented in a public reading at the Darkhorse Theatre this fall. Two Associates will serve as alternates for the program and will contribute to monthly workshop sessions in the first year and will fill two TPS fellow positions in 2019. TPS will work with actors from the Nashville community for workshops and readings. (more...)

Guy Chamber's THE SELFISH GIANT To Be Co-Produced By Royal & Derngate
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

As Kathy Burke's Lady Windermere's Fan, starring Jennifer Saunders and Samantha Spiro, plays to packed houses, Classic Spring is delighted to announce that Guy Chambers' new folk opera, The Selfish Giant, will be co-produced by Royal & Derngate, Northampton, and directed by multi-award-winning director Bill Buckhurst. The limited run of lightly-staged performances will run at Royal & Derngate 4 April - 7 April, before moving to the Vaudeville from 10 - 14 April. Jonathan Church will direct An Ideal Husband, the third production in the year-long celebration of Oscar Wilde at the Vaudeville Theatre. An Ideal Husband will play at the Vaudeville Theatre 20 April to 14 July 2018, before opening the Theatre Royal Bath Summer Season on 18 July to 4 August 2018. (more...)

La MaMa Presents SERIES OF ONE: FINDING FELLINI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Series of One is a platform for provocative, challenging solo performances, curated by Nicky Paraiso presented at La MaMa during the 56th season. These courageous artists exemplify La MaMa's mission by continuing to create adventurous and engaging art which allows audiences to experience the dynamism of a single performer-no distractions. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for CHIP SHOP CHIPS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Just week one to go till the award-winning Manchester theatre company Box of Tricks open their forthcoming tour of their sold-out 2016 production of Becky Prestwich's nostalgic tale of love over fish and chips with a side order of some Northern soul - Chip Shop Chips. Check out rehearsal photos below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for Michael Grandage Company's RED
by Stage Tube - Feb 16, 2018

Based on the original Donmar Warehouse production, this new production of Red by John Logan is the first ever UK revival since Grandage originated the premiere at the Donmar in 2009. The production went on to win six Tony Awards including Best Play. (more...)

Special Performance of FARRAH Announces for Long Beach, NY Starring Jen Danby, Directed By Austin Pendleton
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce a special Long Beach, Long Island, performance of FARRAH, all about '70s superstar Farrah Fawcett, on Sunday, March 11th, at 3:00. (more...)

Romola Garai Cast In Title Role Of Ella Hickson's THE WRITER at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Ella Hickson returns to the Almeida following the success of Oil in 2016 with the world premiere of The Writer, directed by Blanche McIntyre. (more...)

Chichester Festival Theatre Announces Its 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Daniel Evans and Rachel Tackley said: 'We're enormously grateful for the warm welcome extended to us by our local community and those visiting from further afield during our first season, which welcomed Chichester's largest-ever Festival audience. (more...)

Coal Mine Theatre Presents The Toronto Premiere Of CATEGORY E
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Coal Mine Theatre closes its highly successful fourth season with the Toronto premiere of Belinda Cornish's award-winning horror-comedy CATEGORY E, directed by Rae Ellen Bodie, April 8-29, 2018 at the Coal Mine, off-off Broadview. Tickets on sale now! (more...)

Casting Announced for Dominic Hill Production of A LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

The Citizens Theatre has released casting details for its forthcoming co-production with HOME, Manchester, of Eugene O'Neill's masterpiece Long Day's Journey Into Night, which runs from 13 Apr - 5 May at the Citizens Theatre and at HOME, Manchester from 9 - 16 May. (more...)

UW Drama presents SHAKESPEARE, OUR CONTEMPORARY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

???????The second installment of the new series, State of the Theatre: Seattle Artists in Conversation will feature some of Seattle's most accomplished interpreters of Shakespeare in conversation with longtime Seattle Times theatre critic, lecturer, and author Misha Berson. (more...)

Cast Announced For The World Premiere Of GREAT APES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Casting has been announced for the World Premiere of Great Apes from the novel by Will Self; reimagined for the stage by Patrick Marmion. Great Apes is a new play by Patrick Marmion directed by RSC and Donmar actor Oscar Pearce (Wolf Hall, Real Thing), based on the novel by Will Self opening at the Arcola Theatre on Monday 19th March. (more...)

QUEEN ESTHER's DILEMMA, The Musical, To Open Off-Broadway in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

The Queen Esther's Dilemma, a musical by Samuel J. Bernstein, is inspired by the Biblical Book of Esther. This original musical play blends humor with anguish, tragedy with triumph, while exploring Jewish identity in all its complexities. This unique musical will open on March 1st at the Center for Jewish History, New York, for a total of 4 performances (March 1st, 4th, 13th and 18th). (more...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre presents the World Premiere Of BEACHTOWN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

???????San Diego Repertory Theatre announces the world premiere of Beachtown, the sixth production of its 42nd season.  Beachtown, based on Beertown by dog & pony dc, is the most immersive, interactive production in the history of San Diego Rep.  Written by the Rep's playwright-in-residence, Herbert Siguenza, with the play's associate director, Rachel Grossman, who is also the co-founder of dog & pony dc.  Siguenza, a founding member of Culture Clash, is also known for writing and performing in A Weekend with Pablo Picasso and Manifest Destinitis. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale For Ian McKellen's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Following its sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Jonathan Munby's explosive revival of Shakespeare's epic tragedy moves to London's West End with a celebrated cast led by Ian McKellen as the embittered monarch in a fractured kingdom. Book tickets here! (more...)

Rob Melrose to Direct TIMON OF ATHENS At Cutting Ball
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

This spring Cutting Ball Theater welcomes the return of Founding Artistic Director Rob Melrose to direct Shakespeare's neglected classic, TIMON OF ATHENS, the final play of the Theater's 2017-18 Season. In the title role of Timon, Brennan Pickman-Thoon leads a cast that includes Ed Berkeley, Maria Ascension Leigh, Adam Niemann, Doug Nolan, Radhika Rao, David Sinaiko, John Steele Jr. and Courtney Walsh. Timon of Athens opens in previews on March 30 and runs through April 29. The press opening will take place Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m. Opening night follows April 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 - $45, and may be purchased online at cuttingball.com/productions/timon-of-athens or by phone at 415-525-1205. (more...)

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Comes to People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

Building on the Blaine County School District's mission of inspiring, engaging, educating and empowering every student, Company of Fools announces the 21st year of Stages of Wonder-an in-school dramatic arts program that has served as the theatre curriculum in local elementary schools since 1997. (more...)

Hannah Moscovitch's WHAT A YOUNG WIFE OUGHT TO KNOW Opens 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

???????The Grand Theatre is thrilled to present on the McManus Stage WHAT A YOUNG WIFE OUGHT TO KNOW, by one of Canada's most celebrated playwrights, Hannah Moscovitch. The production offers a stark but humorous look at love, sex, and fertility of young mothers inspired by letters from the Canadian birth control movement of the early 20th century. (more...)

Interview with Kurt Rhoads regarding Everyman Theatre's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by Charles Shubow - Feb 1, 2018

Actor Kurt Rhodes talks about his role in O'Neill play. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Presents OLD MONEY By Wendy Wasserstein
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) announces the second staged production of its 2017-18 Winter/Spring Season, Wendy Wasserstein's satire Old Money directed by Karen MacDonald at the Sorenson Center for the Arts, Babson College, 231 Forest Street in Wellesley, MA. (more...)

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