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THERE OR HERE Starring Rakhee Thakrar Comes to Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

The UK Premiere of There or Here, from the producers of the 2013 hit Yellow Face (Park Theatre/National Theatre transfer), will open the PARK90 2018 season. With a cast that includes Rakhee Thakrar (EastEnders), Jennifer Maisel's dramatic comedy follows the journey of an inter-racial American couple who return to the country of his roots to outsource their pregnancy. The official press night will be on Thursday 25 January at 7pm. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For The National Tour of CHIP SHOP CHIPS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Box of Tricks announces full casting for 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. (more...)

David Carl's TRUMP LEAR Extends Through Winter at UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Due to popular demand FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Project Y Theatre Company has extended the World Premiere of Trump Lear, written and performed by David Carl, directed by Michole Biancosino and co-created by Carl and Biancosino, for additional performances December 16-February 10 at UNDER St. Marks. (more...)

Nina Wadia And Sara Stewart Lead The Cast Of The UK Première Of COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN FIVE BETTIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Antic Face and Nik Holttum Productions today announce casting for the UK premi re of award-winning American playwright Jen Silverman's play Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties. Nina Wadia (Betty 4) and Sara Stewart (Betty 1) lead the all-female company, directed by Charlie Parham, along with Lucy McCormick (Betty 2), Beatriz Romilly (Betty 3) and Genesis Lynea (Betty 5). Collective Rage opens in the Large at Southwark Playhouse on 29 January, with previews from 24 January and runs until 17 February. (more...)

Rob Riley, William Dick, Deanna Dunagan, Mary Beth Fisher and More to Star in BLIND DATE at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev go head-to-head in Blind Date, a new play by Rogelio Martinez directed by Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls. Today, Falls announced his cast for the world-premiere production, which features as characters some of the figures who shaped the political landscapes of the 1980s and beyond. (more...)

Phil Daniels To Lead The Company In UK Tour Of Robert Louis Stevenson's DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Rose Theatre Kingston today announce that Phil Daniels will lead the company in the titular role of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde on a tour of the UK. (more...)

Point Park University Announces Final 2017 Production THE GIFT OF THE MAGI
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company presents The Gift of the Magi, a classic Christmas story about the power of love and unexpected surprises of life. This heartwarming show will fill you and your loved ones with holiday spirit and joy. (more...)

Photo Flash: James Earl Jones, Sam Waterston and F. Murray Abraham Chat KING LEAR at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

The 2017 Fall line-up of PUBLIC SHAKESPEARE INITIATIVE continued last night, November 27th, with PUBLIC SHAKESPEARE TALKS: EYELESS RAGE-ANGER IN King Lear, a conversation about anger-noble, destructive, cleansing, and clarifying-in Shakespeare's tragedy of ungoverned rage and its consequences, King Lear. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Kristine Nielsen to Star in Theresa Rebeck's New Comedy THE WAY OF THE WORLD at D.C.'s Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

Folger Theatre continues its 2017/18 season with The Way of the World, a new comedy freely adapted from the classic play by William Congreve. Written and directed by renowned author Theresa Rebeck (Mauritus and Seminar and Broadway; creator and head writer of TV's Smash), the production will star Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen (Present Laughter, You Can't Take It With You, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike on Broadway). (more...)

Alfred Molina to Return to RED, Aidan Turner to Lead THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE for Michael Grandage Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

With their production of Labour of Love about to complete its run, the Michael Grandage Company (MGC) today announces two new productions for 2018 - Red by John Logan, and The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh, both directed by the company's Artistic Director Michael Grandage. (more...)

BWW Review: Fully Immersive KING LEAR at OUT LOUD Theatre
by Andria Tieman - Nov 27, 2017

OUT LOUD Theatre's production of King Lear is an incredibly ambitious undertaking both in terms of performance and also technical elements. The end result is a production that is almost overwhelming to take in, but that does an excellent job capturing the emotional drama of the play. Unfortunately, some plot points take a backseat to style in a way that doesn't quite work, but it's fair to say that this is unlike anything else that's out there right now. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE OPEN HOUSE at Theatre Royal Bath
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

Production images are today released for the UK premiere of Will Eno's award-winning play The Open House, directed by former Artistic Director of the RSC, Michael Boyd. The production will run at the Ustinov Studio until Saturday 23 December, with opening night for press on Wednesday 29 November. It will then transfer to London from 18 January 17 February 2018, playing at Notting Hill's Print Room at the Coronet. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE WIZARD OF OZ at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The technicolour classic that takes the whole family to the Emerald City and back again. Join Dorothy and all her friends for this glorious technicolor production of the timeless classic, The Wizard of Oz. Skip along the yellow brick road and journey through munchkin land all the way to Oz, carried along by all your favourite tunes, including Over the Rainbow and We're Off to See the Wizard, in this festive family spectacular. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Central PA Awards; Fulton's NEWSIES Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Omaha Awards; SNAP's CARRIE Leads in Best Ensemble Race!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Santa Barbara Awards; Spotlight's RENT Leads Best Musical or Opera!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Midsommer Flight's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2017

Midsommer Flight, a professional not-for-profit theatre company that was one of five Finalists for this year's League of Chicago Theatres Emerging Theatre Award, is staging Shakespeare's Twelfth Night for the third consecutive holiday season, complete with its acclaimed musical score. The comedy is being performed in the Show House room at the Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton Drive, for three weekends - from November 30 December 17, 2017. The production is part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Night Out in the Parks initiative that provides world-class performances in Chicago's neighborhood parks throughout the year. (more...)

Jack Willis Returns as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in THE GREAT SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, the second half of the epic drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, following the theater's critically acclaimed 2016 run of All the Way. Kyle Donnelly returns to Arena Stage to helm this political thrill ride that shines a bright, clear light on a pivotal moment in American history (New York Times). Chronicling LBJ's second term as he seeks to maintain his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and complete a raft of impossibly ambitious social policy projects, The Great Society runs February 2-March 11, 2018 on the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Cast Complete for August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of Two Trains Running, August Wilson's slice-of-life portrait of a defining moment in American history. (more...)

Tony Winner Geoffrey Rush Sues Daily Telegraph Over Published Sexual Allegations
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Tony winner Geoffrey Rush has filed defamation proceedings in Australia's federal court against The Daily Telegraph. The Oscar winner is seeking damages after the news publication reported allegations that the actor behaved inappropriately towards a female cast member during a 2015 production of King Lear. (more...)

First Broadway Revival of TRAVESTIES, Starring Tom Hollander, Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company - in association with Chocolate Factory Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions - has announced the full cast joining Tom Hollander in the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Central PA Awards; SHEAR MADNESS Leads Best Play!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Omaha Awards; CARRIE Leads Best Ensemble Race!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Santa Barbara Awards; RENT Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Drafthouse Comedy Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

In the interest of alt-holiday hilarity, Drafthouse Comedy Theater proudly presents The SantaLand Diaries by best-selling humorist David Sedaris, adapted by acclaimed theater director Joe Montello. Broadway actor Cameron Folmar stars as a gay, out-of-work writer who lands a job as a Macy's elf and spills the beans behind the scenes. Directed by DC theater veteran Lynn Sharp Spears, the solo show about a puckish Santa's helper runs December 7 to 23, 2017, at 1100 13th Street NW, Washington, DC, a quick walk from the Metro. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE HIS WIFE AND THE DOG Come to The Broad Stage, 1/18-28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica and Bated Breath present the U.S. Premiere of Shakespeare his wife and the dog by Philip Whitchurch, featuring its originating cast: Whitchurch as Shakespeare and Sally Edwards as Anne Hathaway, and directed as it was in the U.K. by Julia St John, for twelve performances only, January 18 through 28 with a press opening on January 19. (more...)

BWW Review: Charlotte's Off-Broadway Poignantly Pieces THREE DAYS OF RAIN Together
by Perry Tannenbaum - Dec 7, 2017

Meticulously directed by Paige Johnston Thomas, the Charlotte's Off-Broadway restores THREE DAYS OF RAIN to its original bearings, leaving us unexpectedly with a touch of bittersweet romantic comedy. (more...)

Drama Online Announces New Video Partnership With The Royal Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Drama Online significantly expands its current video offering with new world-class content from the preeminent producer of Shakespeare in the theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company. (more...)

RSC Chooses DIGITAL THEATRE+ As Distributor for the Full Canon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Digital Theatre+ (DT+), a leading online education platform for English and the performing arts, announces the release of 36 new Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) productions. The first 13 productions will be available on DT+ from 11 December, 2017. (more...)

Start the Countdown to 2018 with KING KONG's Early New Year's Eve Show at The Fugard
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Start the countdown to 2018 early in all-South African style at the Fugard Theatre on 31 December. Presented by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre, the highly acclaimed production of the historic South African musical, KING KONG, is back in Cape Town for the summer season, with a special, early New Year's Eve performance taking place at 14:00. (more...)

NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND Wins Big at the 2017 NoHo Fringe Festival Awards Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

Larry Cedar's one-man stage adaptation, NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND (based on the Fyodor Dostoevsky novel) was awarded BEST ONE-PERSON SHOW (Drama) and BEST DIRECTOR ONE-PERSON SHOW (Pamela Cedar) at last evening's 2017 NoHo Fringe Festival Award Ceremony, beating out strong contender Joe Mantegna and his production, I'm Not a Comedian, I'm Lenny Bruce in both categories. NOTES will now return by popular demand for two encore performances on December 22nd and 23rd. (more...)

Theater J Announces Yiddish Theater Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

Theater J, the nation's largest and most prominent Jewish theater, announced today the launch of the Yiddish Theater Lab dedicated to preserving and reviving the forgotten literature of the Yiddish Theater. Through this initiative, Theater J will uncover and re-interpret nearly-forgotten Yiddish classics in new English language readings, workshops, commissions, and eventually productions. (more...)

DR. SEUSS'S THE LORAX Begins This Weekend at the Royal Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

David Mirvish will present The Old Vic production of Dr. Seuss's THE LORAX, which begins performances Saturday, December 9, at the Royal Alexandra Theatre and runs through January 21, 2018. The media performance is Sunday December 17, 2017 at 1:30PM. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin For JULIUS CAESAR At The Bridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Rehearsals begin today (4 December 2017) for Nicholas Hytner's promenade production of Julius Caesar, the London Theatre Company's second production at the Bridge Theatre. (more...)

BAT OUT OF HELL, THE FERRYMAN, Andrew Garfield, Amber Riley & More Win Big at 2017 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2017

The winners of the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards in association with Qatar Airways have been announced at a ceremony at London's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. (more...)

THREE TALL WOMEN Stars Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalf Win Acting Awards Prior to Broadway Runs
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2017

This evening at London's Evening Standard Awards, two-time Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson won the Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress for her performance in King Lear. Next spring, Ms. Jackson returns to Broadway in Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning Three Tall Women which will play the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: PERICLES WET Makes World Premiere with Portland Shakes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2017

Portland Shakespeare Project presents the world premiere of Pericles Wet, by Portland playwright Ellen Margolis. Commissioned by Portland Shakes, Pericles Wet is a masterful adaptation of William Shakespeare's Pericles directed by Michael Mendelson. The show will run from December 1 to December 17 on Artists Rep's Alder Stage. (more...)

Geoffrey Rush Resigns from Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Following Claims of Sexual Misconduct
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2017

According to Deadline, Australian actor Geoffrey Rush has voluntarily resigned from his post as President of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts following allegations of 'inappropriate behavior.' (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Kathy Burke's LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN at the Vaudeville
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Classic Spring announces full casting for Kathy Burke's forthcoming production of Lady Windermere's Fan, which started rehearsals this week. (more...)

Casting Announced for IMAGINATIONSHIP at Finborough Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Originally seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant 2017 A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, the world premiere of Imaginationship by Sue Healy runs at the Finborough Theatre, playingSunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 7 January 2018 (Press Night:Monday, 8 January 2018 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Meet the Full Company of Royal Court's THE CHILDREN, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 12, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children, the new play by Olivier Award winner Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica), directed by James MacDonald (Top Girls at MTC), opens tonight, December 12, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus hear from the stars in the video below! (more...)

Hilarious Shakespeare Musical DELEARIOUS Extends at Open Fist
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

deLEARious Extended through Jan. 27. Tragedy meets hilarity and King Lear gets a happy ending in a madcap musical romp la Mel Brooks and Monty Python. (more...)

McCarter to Start 2018 with Marie Jones's STONES IN HIS POCKETS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center is starting 2018 with a strong shot of Irish humor as it presents Marie Jones' Stones in His Pockets, January 12 February 11 in the Berlind Theatre. (more...)

DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE Coming to King's Theatre Edinburgh This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

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...)

Complete Casting Announced For Asolo Rep's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Asolo Rep proudly kicks off its repertory season with SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, the stunning new stage adaptation of Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard's triumphant Academy Award-winning film. The film starred Gwyneth Paltrow as Viola, who garnered an Oscar for the role, Joseph Fiennes as Will, and Dame Judi Dench as Queen Elizabeth. This lush, sweeping and timeless romantic comedy will be helmed by director and choreographer Rachel Rockwell. Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE previews January 10 and 11, opens January 12 and runs in rotating repertory through March 28 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

The Brass Tacks Ensemble Announces Applications For 2018 Theater Exploration Troupe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

The Brass Tacks Ensemble (Artistic Director James Ingagiola and Executive Director Isaac Ellis) is pleased to announce applications for the 2018 Theater Exploration Troupe, a series of classes to introduce people to the organized chaos that is theater. (more...)

Natascia Diaz, Britney Coleman and Tim Rogan to Headline HOLIDAYS, HEARTS, AND HOME Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Producer/director Victor Wisehart has announced that two-time Helen Hayes Award-winner and star of Every Little Step Natascia Diaz along with stars of Arena Stage's The Pajama Game Britney Coleman (Babe) and Tim Rogan (Sid) will headline 'Holidays, Hearts, And Home,' a one-night-only benefit concert to raise money to provide relief efforts to Puerto Rico. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Omaha Awards; CARRIE Leads Best Ensemble Race!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Santa Barbara Awards; RENT Leads Best Musical/Opera Race!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Central PA Awards; SHEAR MADNESS Leads Best Play!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

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