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Lantern Theater Company Presents The Philadelphia Premiere Of HAPGOOD By Tom Stoppard
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2018

Lantern Theater Company kicks off its 2018/19 season with the regional premiere of Hapgood by Tom Stoppard. Longtime Lantern artistic collaborator Peter DeLaurier will direct a cast that includes McKenna Kerrigan as MI5 spymaster Elizabeth Hapgood, with Damon Bonetti, Kirk Wendell Brown, Trevor William Fayle, Christopher Patrick Mullen, Adam Phelan, David Pica, William Zielinski, and young actors Charles LaMonaca and Will Zielinski, who will share the role of Hapgood's son Joe. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to request tickets for opening night on Wednesday, September 12 at 7 p.m. by contacting Anne Shuff at ashuff@lanterntheater.org. Performances run Thursday, September 6 through Sunday, October 14, 2018; a full schedule of performances and related special events is included in the fact sheet below. (more...)

KPFK's Arts In Review Hosts Actors Valerie Perri And Larry Cedar From THE WORLD GOES ROUND At Freud Playhouse 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

KPFK Radio's Arts in Review, Los Angeles's longest-running radio showcase on live theater and cabaret, airs Fridays (2-2:30pm) on KPFK 90.7FM. Today, Sep 7, Julio hosts Valerie Perri and Larry Cedar from Reprise 2.0's staging of the musical, The World Goes Round, currently performing though Sep 16 at The Freud Playhouse at UCLA (more...)

Theatre West Presents FROM WHARF RATS TO LORDS OF THE DOCKS By Ian Ruskin
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Theatre West - Actor-playwright Ian Ruskin portrays the legendary union organizer Harry Bridges, capturing his passion, struggles and wicked sense of humor in the one-man play, "From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks". (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company Presents NJ Premiere Of SILENT SKY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Computers weren't always machines. In the late 1800's, computers were women astronomers who 'computed' data to map the sky. They were only allowed to work from photographic plates, since only men were allowed to look through the telescope at the Harvard College Observatory. Henrietta Leavitt (1868-1912) was one of these 'computers,' and the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company is celebrating her 150th birthday by presenting the New Jersey premiere of 'Silent Sky.' (more...)

The Brass Tacks Announces Casting for BLITHE SPIRIT by Noel Coward
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

The Brass Tacks Ensemble (Artistic Director James Ingagiola and Executive Director Isaac Ellis) is excited to announce the cast for Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, directed by Aaron C. Wade. (more...)

Photo Flash: PARK90 Presents the World Premiere of DISTANCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Distance, the only male-directed play in PARK90's season, shining a light on male mental health and suicide (the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK) with the story of Steven: a man trying to make sense of his world. Written by Alex McSweeney and directed by Simon Pittman (Associate Director, Frantic Assembly), the cast includes Doreene Blackstock, Adam Burton, Richard Corgan, Lindsay Fraser and Abdul Salis. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for NELL GWYNN at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents the North American premiere of Jessica Swale's exuberant new comedy Nell Gwynn, September 20-November 4, 2018. The music- and dance-filled play took London audiences by storm when it debuted at Shakespeare's Globe, followed by a celebrated run on the West End. Director of the original London production, Christopher Luscombe, helms the new Chicago Shakespeare production. Star of Broadway and the West End Scarlett Strallen appears as Nell; Chicago leading actor Timothy Edward Kane performs the role of King Charles II. (more...)

Play Reading & Master Class Launch 2018 Gates Ferry Lecture Series "What is Truth?"
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso headline Centenary Stage Company's presentation of a free staged reading of Sophocles' drama "Oedipus Rex" on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 PM in the Kutz Theatre at the Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown, New Jersey. The September 19 reading and the master classes that precede and follow it marks the first installment of the 2018 Gates Ferry Lecture Series: "What is Truth?" The September 19 reading will be the first of three presentations, all featuring Kim and Occhiogrosso, which also includes a staged reading of scenes from Shakespeare's "King Lear" on November 14 and a full stage production of Henrik Ibsen's "Enemy of The People" from February 15-March 3, 2019. To reserve tickets, please call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 0900 or visit www.centenarystageco.org. (more...)

500 Clown's Adrian Danzig Directs THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a program of the Northwestern Settlement, presents its company premiere of Oliver Emanuel's adaptation of The Adventures of Robin Hood from October 19 to November 24, 2018 (press opening Oct. 20) at the Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble Street. Physical theater expert Adrian Danzig returns to ASC to direct, following his acclaimed 2011 ASC production of 500 Clown Trapped. (more...)

Writers Theatre Presents The World Premiere Of WITCH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents the World Premiere of Witch, written by Jen Silverman, inspired by The Witch of Edmonton by Rowley, Dekker & Ford. Witch, directed by Marti Lyons, runs September 26 - December 16, 2018 in the Gillian Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Nobel Prize-Winner Luigi Pirandello's NAKED Begins At The Unicorn Theatre, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Written by Nobel Prize Award-winner Luigi Pirandello, in a new version by Nicholas Wright, Naked begins performances Thursday, September 27 at 7pm at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA. Opening night is set for Saturday, September 29 at 7pm. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming, Poe), the production features: David Adkins (Homeland BTG: The Petrified Forest, At Home at the Zoo) as Alfredo Cantavalle; Haley Aguero (BTG: Tarzan, The Music Man) as Emma; James Barry (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson BTG: The Caretaker, The Who's Tommy) as Franco Laspiga; Jeffrey Doornbos (A Thousand Miles Behind) as Consul Grotti; Tara Franklin (Sleep No More BTG: At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming) as Ersilia Drei; Barbara Sims (A Streetcar Named Desire BTG: Benefactors) as Signora Onoria; and Obie and Drama Desk Award-winner, Rocco Sisto (The King and I BTG: The Homecoming) as Ludovico Nota. This production is sponsored by Lead Sponsor, Bobbie Hallig; Furlano and Arace, PC; The Westifeld News Group; Massachusetts Cultural Council and The Shubert Foundation. (more...)

A STAR IS BORN, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and More are Coming to a Screen Near You in BWW's September Stage-to-Screen Report
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 4, 2018

There has been a lot of news swirling around stage to screen adaptations in the past few weeks, from Lin-Manuel Miranda directing a TICK, TICK... BOOM! movie, to Diane Paulus directing NBC's HAIR LIVE!, and this Friday, the Disney Channel original movie of the FREAKY FRIDAY musical will premiere. (more...)

Don Warrington Will Lead DEATH OF A SALESMAN at Manchester Royal Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2018

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Photo Flash: Walnut Street Theatre's IN BETWEEN Opens This Thursday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Walnut Street Theatre's 2018-19 Independence Studio on 3 season opens with a personal look into the Palestinian-Israeli identity with IN BETWEEN. Written and performed by Ibrahim Miari and directed by Elena Araoz, the production begins with previews on September 25th, opens September 27th and continues through October 28th. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Watford Palace Theatre's All-Female Production Of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Artistic Director of Watford Palace Theatre, Brigid Larmour, today announces full casting for Watford Palace Theatre's all-female production of Much Ado About Nothing. Larmour directs Joanna Brookes (Dogberry/ Antonio), Elly Condron (Don Pedro), Rebekah Hinds (Borachio/ Margaret), Emma Lane (Conrade/ Ursula/ Friar), Juliet Leighton-Jones (Musician), Nyla Levy (Hero/ Sexton), Pepter Lunkuse (Claudio), Anna O'Grady (Benedick), Emily Tucker (Beatrice), Tripti Tripuraneni (Don John/ Verges) and Julia Watson (Leonato). (more...)

Rice University to Bring Shakespeare's First Folio for Opening Night of THE BOOK OF WILL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

On Saturday night, September 22, Main Street Theater (MST) opened its 43rd Season with the Regional Premiere of Lauren Gunderson's The Book of Will.  This compelling play tells the tale of how Shakespeare's First Folio came into existence thanks to the loyalty and love of his dear friends, particularly John Heminges and Henry Condell.  (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, September 21- Happy Birthday, Billy Porter!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 21, 2018

Billy Porter won a Tony Award for his performance as Lola in Kinky Boots. His other Broadway credits include Shuffle Along, Miss Saigon, Five Guys Named Moe, Grease, and Smokey Joe's Caf . Off-Broadway, (more...)

Brief 9/21: PRETTY WOMAN Cast Recording, MISS SAIGON Tour Launch, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 21, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the cast recording of Pretty Woman is now available, the National Tour of Miss Saigon launches today, and more! (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for ON YOUR FEET! in New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans is pleased to announce that the New Orleans engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! - based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will go on sale Friday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

World Premiere Of Bree Pavey's TRAINWRECK Comes to Loft Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

LOFT ENSEMBLE announces the world premiere of TRAINWRECK, written and directed by Loft's Managing Director, Bree Pavey. (more...)

Charles Aitken and Oliver Beamish to Star in BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Coinciding with the centenary of the end of World War I, Proud Haddock are reviving Billy Bishop Goes To War as part of their War Season and Jermyn Street Theatre's Rebels Season. This striking drama is based upon the true story of young Billy Bishop, a failing military college student who became Canada's indomitable flying ace, the most successful pilot of his generation. (more...)

Breaking: Annette Bening and Tracy Letts to Star in ALL MY SONS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company announces a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons starring Golden Globe winner and Academy, Tony & Emmy nominee Annette Bening as "Kate Keller" and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts as "Joe Keller," directed by Tony Award winner Gregory Mosher. (more...)

THE WOMAN IN BLACK Celebrates 12,000 Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

PW Productions are delighted to celebrate 12,000 performances of Susan Hill's THE WOMAN IN BLACK on Saturday 22 September 2018 at The Fortune Theatre, London. THE WOMAN IN BLACK currently stars Richard Hope as 'Arthur Kipps' and Mark Hawkins as 'The Actor'. (more...)

Almeida Theatre Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Artistic Director Rupert Goold today announces the Almeida Theatre's new season. (more...)

VIDEO: The Cast of COMPANY Sings With the Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Marianne Elliott's highly anticipated new production of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim's Company opens at the Gielgud Theatre 26 September 2018. Get a first look at the cast singing with the orchestra in the video below! (more...)

National Theatre Live Presents KING LEAR Starring Ian McKellen
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

National Theatre Live is the true intersection of film and theatre (and affordable too)-they take shows from London's West End and broadcasts them in movie theaters all across the county. NTL is the closest thing audiences have to experiencing the feeling of actually sitting in the theater.  (more...)

Confirmed! Lily James and Gillian Anderson to Go Toe to Toe in West End ALL ABOUT EVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions have today announced the world premiere of Ivo van Hove's highly anticipated stage production of the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film All About Eve. (more...)

WORLD WAR II - LIVE! ONSTAGE! Starts At Pangea, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

John Fisher brings you World War II from the Allied invasion of Normandy to the Fall of Berlin. (more...)

Huntington Announces Casting For MAN IN THE RING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The colorful and complex true story of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith is told in Man in the Ring, a new play written by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cristofer, directed by Michael Greif, and presented by the Huntington Theatre Company from Nov. 16 to Dec. 22, 2018 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.  Imbued with the warmth of Griffith's character and the joyful music of his childhood home, Man in the Ring chronicles Griffith's sweeping life story, from his humble beginnings in the Virgin Islands to his passionate love affairs and the tragedy that changed his life. (more...)

Lulu Fall, Peter Kim, and More Complete Cast of The Public's WILD GOOSE DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of WILD GOOSE DREAMS, written by Hansol Jung and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman. (more...)

AN INSPECTOR CALLS At The Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Winner of 19 major accolades, including multiple Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Awards, Stephen Daldry's (Billy Elliot, The Crown) multi award-winning production of J.B. Priestley's classic thriller An Inspector Calls will kick off a four-city U.S. tour at Shakespeare Theatre Company from November 20 through December 23, 2018. (more...)

The Royal Shakespeare Company Presents THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Following the live broadcast, catch The Merry Wives of Windsor in cinemas across North America (from October 5) (more...)

Cast + Tour Announced For Clean Break / Theatr Clwyd's THICK AS THIEVES By Katherine Chandler
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Polly Frame and Siwan Morris have been cast in the roles of Gail and Karen in Thick as Thieves, a new play from Wales Drama Award winning playwright Katherine Chandler. (more...)

SEE ME FOR MYSELF Finds Full Cast at The Tabard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The Tabard Theatre today announces full casting for See Me For Myself, a raw and potent drama making its world premiere. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look and Listen! West End COMPANY Reveals Set Design and Title Song!
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2018

Marianne Elliott's highly anticipated new production of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY opens at the Gielgud Theatre from 26 September 2018. Check out time lapse video of their set going up and the cast of the show singing the title song for the first time below! (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company Releases Its 2017/18 Annual Review At Annual General Meeting
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) issued its latest annual review for 2017/18 at its AGM in Stratford-upon-Avon today: www.rsc.org.uk/annual-review (more...)

A New Perspective on HAMLET Comes to Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

An interactive retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet comes to Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater in Gravedigger's Tale, October 19-28. Performances are 7:30 pm Friday & Saturday, and 2 pm Sunday. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara and Jeremy Jordan Slated for Concerts at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

The internationally acclaimed Broadway @ concert series hosted and music directed by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky is finally landing smack dab in the middle of Broadway itself this fall. (more...)

Randall Duk Kim & Anne Occhiogrosso Headline Cent. Stage Co's Staged Reading Of OEDIPUS REX
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso headline Centenary Stage Company's (CSC) presentation of a free staged reading of Sophocles' drama Oedipus Rex on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 PM in the Kutz Theatre at the Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown, New Jersey. (more...)

Brief 9/13: Songs of Hope Honors Stephen Schwartz, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 13, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the 14th annual Songs of Hope event will honor Stephen Schwartz tonight, and more! (more...)

George Street Playhouse Debuts ANYTOWN About Opioid Abuse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

George Street Playhouse's Educational Touring Theatre, courtesy of support from The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health, will premiere a new musical about the opioid crisis and its impact on teens and families. This original musical was developed in response to the devastating impact prescription opioid misuse, heroin, and fentanyl have had on communities throughout New Jersey. Anytown will premiere on September 25, 2018 at George Street Playhouse as part of a special Spotlight Conference on Opioid Abuse.  The Spotlight Conference will feature a keynote address from New Jersey State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal along with workshops for educators, school administrators, and public health professionals conducted by experts in the field from RWJBarnabas Health's Institute for Prevention and Recovery.   (more...)

HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II Comes to United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

John Fisher brings you World War II from the Allied invasion of Normandy to the Fall of Berlin. He also provides useful information about the best books on the subject, the cutest generals, and the hottest actors who played them in the movies. The show demonstrates how WW II can bring you out of yourself and your own anxieties. One performance only - Tuesday, September 18 at 900pm at United Solo Theatre Festival (more...)

Jayne Houdyshell, Ruth Wilson, John Douglas Thompson, and More Join Glenda Jackson in KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Further casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway production of King Lear, starring Glenda Jackson! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at EASTERN STAR at Tara Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

8th August, 2018, marks the 30th anniversary of the 1988 student uprising against the military dictatorship in Burma (now Myanmar), and Guy Slater in association with Tara Arts is proud to announce the casting for its World Premiere production of Eastern Star, to be performed at Tara Theatre from 11th - 29th September. Press night is on Wednesday 12th September at 7.30pm. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For DON CARLOS, The Centrepiece Of Exeter Northcott Theatre's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Artistic and Executive Director of Exeter Northcott Theatre Daniel Buckroyd today announces the full cast for a major new revival of Schiller's Don Carlos presented in a co-production with Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) and Rose Theatre Kingston. Gadi Roll directs Tom Burke (Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa), Alexandra Dowling (Eboli), Darrell D'Silva (Philip), Kelly Gough (Elizabeth), Jason Morell (Domingo), Vinta Morgan (Alba), Samuel Valentine (Don Carlos), Stephen Ventura (Lerma) Flip Webster (Duchess), with Alexander Allin, Dan Ball, Guy Dennys and Euan Shanahan completing the company's ensemble. (more...)

Soho Rep Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Soho Rep. announces its 2018-2019 season, with two world premieres that demonstrate the small but flexible space's "indispensible" (New York Magazine) presence as "a 70-seat house filled with big ideas" (Hilton Als, The New Yorker). Through singular and irreverent stylistic approaches, Kate Tarker's Thunderbodies,directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz (October 16-November 18, 2018), and Christopher Chen's Passage, directed by Saheem Ali (April 23-May 26, 2019),interrogate the staggering ramifications of U.S and global imperialism. (more...)

BWW Review: The In Series's VIVA VERDI is an Indescribable Emotional Multitude
by Sam Abney - Sep 11, 2018

"I don't like works which require an explanation," begins Timothy Nelson, the new Artistic Director for the In Series, at Sunday's performance of Viva VERDI. Even after Mr. Nelson describes the performance with great detail, he encourages the audience to embrace their inevitable confusion. Instead, Mr. Nelson explains, this is a work that should be felt rather than understood. Keeping true to Mr. Nelson's suggestion, Viva VERDI is a work that only a genius could fully understand. Nevertheless, it is one of the most emotionally stirring performances I have seen in recent memory. (more...)

ANW Presents ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD Begins 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre, presents Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, the Tony Award-winning play that first brought Stoppard to the attention of an international audience - a position he has held in the half century since its premiere in 1967. ANW Producing Artistic Director Geoff Elliott directs. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead performs from October 7 to November 18 (Press Opening October 13). (more...)

The Fugard Theatre And The Royal Shakespeare Company Present World Premiere Of John Kani's New Play KUNENE AND THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Eric Abraham presents a Fugard Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company co-production of KUNENE AND THE KING, the new play by John Kani. (more...)

American Bard Theater Company Presents the NYC Premiere of YOU WOULDN'T EXPECT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

American Bard Theater Company presents the New York City premiere of You Wouldn't Expect, a play written by Marilynn Barner Anselmi examining the staggering truths about the coercive influence of the government-sponsored eugenics program and its direct focus on poverty and race. Cezar Williams directs a cast of eight, including Cherie Danielle, Adiagha Faizah, Carl Fisk, Erin Gilbreth*, Ross G. Hewitt, Malikha Mallette, Okema T Moore*, and Atiya Yanique Taylor. Fifteen performances will be staged at The Chain Theater, 312 West 36th Street in New York City, from September 19-October 7, 2018. (more...)

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