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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2022
Anna-Jane Casey will be joining the UK and Ireland Tour of the pantomime MOTHER GOOSE as Cilla The Goose with Mairi Barclay, Becca Francis, Shailan Gohil and Laura Tyrer also confirmed to join the company
by Stephi Wild - Oct 28, 2022
Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center presents the gift of theatre and celebrates a major new beginning. The West Chester performing arts organization kicks off its new regional theatre program with a smart, original and heartfelt retelling of the greatest story ever told.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 27, 2022
Shakespeare in Clark Park has announced the appointment of Carly L. Bodnar as its interim Artistic Director. As the nonprofit theater company searches for a permanent artistic director, Bodnar replaces its beloved former Artistic Director Kittson O’Neill, who departed after this summer’s production of The Taming! to lead the theater department at Abington Friends School.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 26, 2022
The Dunbar Repertory Company, in collaboration with the Middletown Arts Center, presents Geoffrey Owens in “Now I Am Alone”, based on the works of William Shakespeare, on Saturday, November 5 at 3 p.m. The words of the “Bard” come alive in the most capable hands of Owens in this 90-minute roller coaster of Shakespeare's comedies, tragedies and romances!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 26, 2022
The Meaning of Zong is the boldly inventive debut play by Giles Terera whose performance in the original run at Bristol Old Vic won him the 2022 UK Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Play. The Meaning of Zong celebrates the power of the human spirit against adversity, and the journey to understand our place in the world.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 26, 2022
City Theatre and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County present the Southeastern Premiere of Heidi Schreck's WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, a buoyant and provocative examination by one woman of her civil rights and wrongs.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2022
THE CENTER AT WEST PARK (CWP) and HAMLET ISN'T DEAD present William Shakespeare's most powerful classic King Lear December 2 - 10, 2022. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2022
Eddie Cooper, Lilli Cooper and Jennifer Sánchez will join Santino Fontana for Red Bull Theater's all-star benefit performance of Your Own Thing, the 1968 hit Off-Broadway rock musical suggested by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. This one-night-only performance will take place Monday December 12th at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space.  
by Stephi Wild - Oct 24, 2022
The University of East Anglia's (UEA) School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing is presenting a short run of Martin Crimp's revolutionary and controversial Attempts On Her Life from 6 – 11 December.
by Gina Sarno - Oct 21, 2022
Nutley Little Theatre Veteran Penny Paul has returned to the stage as Professor Laurie Jameson in Wendy Wasserstein's THIRD, directed by Brendan Stackhouse. I had the pleasure of interviewing her.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 20, 2022
RED BULL THEATER has announced the cast for the next offering of a new season of in-person OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings, The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster, directed by Jesse Berger.  Kelley Curran will tackle the titular role.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 20, 2022
Theatre for a New Audience will present Denis Johnson’s Des Moines, the final play from the late author, and the first play by Johnson TFANA has staged, November 29, 2022–January 1, 2023, at Polonsky Shakespeare Center.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2022
The Orange Tree Theatre has announced the full cast for Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, marking Paul Miller's final production as Artistic Director, following his lauded rediscoveries of Shaw's other early plays How He Lied to Her Husband, Misalliance and The Philanderer. Miller directs Kemi Awoderu, Alex Bhat, Rebecca Collingwood, Miranda Foster, Jonah Russell, Jonathan Tafler and Alex Waldmann
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 18, 2022
The Old Vic theatre has released a first look at Owen Teale as Ebenezer Scrooge in their production of A Christmas Carol.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 9, 2022
Kerrigan Quenemoen will present MEAT, a new comedy about rabid groundhogs, multilevel marketing schemes, robot theology, and the slipperiness of change. Written by Robert Leverett and directed by Liza Couser, MEAT will run at The Tank from December 9-17, 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2022
Meet the cast of Ain't No Mo' here!Ain't No Mo' begins previews tonight, Wednesday, November 9 at the Belasco Theatre (111 W. 44th St), . It will officially open on Thursday, December 1. Meet the cast of Ain't No Mo' here!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2022
Pascal Theatre Company has announced the full cast for the world première of 12:37 at Finborough Theatre, the new play from award-winning writer and director Julia Pascal. Pascal directs Alex Cartuson (Paul Green), Ruth Lass (Minnie Green/Shoshana Liebovicz), Danann McAleer (Harry Cohen/Jonathan Stein), Lisa O'Connor (Eileen O'Reily/Rina Goldberg) and Eoin O'Dubhghaill (Cecil Green).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 8, 2022
Off-Broadway's Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company and Broadway’s A Is For have announced additional casting for the benefit reading of the new play, GRISWOLD, on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm at Manhattan’s historic The Cooper Union, starring four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2022
Original Theatre and Riverside Studios have announced the forthcoming release dates of Miles and The Fall - the next two play-readings in their Originals online on demand series, featuring the winners of Original Theatre Company's Originals Playwriting Award. 
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2022
Sir John Tomlinson, one of the UK's foremost opera singers, stars in The Shackled King, a new dramatic work by the British composer John Casken based on Shakespeare's King Lear. It receives its London première at Wigmore Hall on 26 January 2023. The Shackled King, a 50-minute drama for bass, mezzo-soprano and ensemble, also stars Rozanna Madylus as Lear's daughter Cordelia, her sisters, Goneril and Regan, and the Fool.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022
American Blues Theater has announced its 21st Annual Production of It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! will run November 23 – December 23, 2022 at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division, Chicago. The press opening is Sunday, November 27 at 2:30pm.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 3, 2022
Alumni stars of the stage will join with current students in the Ithaca College School of Music, Theatre, and Dance on Friday, November 11, for a special show in the Broadway Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis in New York City's Times Square.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 3, 2022
Full casting is announced for William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, directed by Josie Rourke, with a musical score by Michael Bruce, @sohoplace, the first new build West End theatre to open in 50 years.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 3, 2022
For a truly unique theatre experience this summer, Melbourne Shakespeare Company will be performing their brand new musical production of The Merry Wives of Windsor in the Rose Garden at the St Kilda Botanical Gardens.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 3, 2022
Boca Stage opens the 2022/2023 season with a mesmerizing new play, The Thin Place by Obie Award winner Lucas Hnath. Heaven and Earth, the Celtic saying goes, are only three feet apart, but in “thin places” that distance is even shorter. Boca Stage has assembled an extraordinary cast of accomplished actors to bring this haunting tale to life. 
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 28, 2022
The Music Hall and Ogunquit Playhouse has announced the cast of Elf The Musical, on stage from November 30 – December 18 at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Based on the beloved film, Elf The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole and raised as one of Santa's elves.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 28, 2022
Aurea Ensemble presents its annual holiday concert, A Child's Christmas in Wales on Sunday, December 11, 3pm at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 50 Orchard Ave, in Providence.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 28, 2022
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Yardley will present Thornton Wilder's one act play The Long Christmas Dinner on December 11 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 28, 2022
Aurea Ensemble will present its annual holiday concert, A Child's Christmas in Wales on Sunday, December 11, 3pm at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 50 Orchard Ave, in Providence.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 28, 2022
Due to Covid cases within the company, Theatre for a New Audience is canceling five preview performances of the Off-Broadway premiere of iconic American writer Denis Johnson's Des Moines, directed by Arin Arbus and featuring Johanna Day, Arliss Howard, Hari Nef, Michael Shannon, and Heather Alicia Simms.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 28, 2022
Squid Game star Oh Yeong-su has pulled out from a previously announced co-starring role in a stage play in Korea following sexual misconduct charges. 78-year-old Oh was indicted on Friday for allegedly inappropriately touching a woman in 2017, and was released without detention.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 25, 2022
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) is offering a glimpse into the first few shows of its spring 2023 programme. Learn more about the lineup here!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2022
Ivo van Hove will stage the English language première of Hanya Yanagihara's critically acclaimed prize-winning novel, A Little Life in the West End. Van Hove directs James Norton (Jude), Luke Thompson (Willem), Omari Douglas (JB), Zach Wyatt (Malcolm), Elliot Cowan (Brother Luke/Doctor Traylor/Caleb), Zubin Varla (Harold), Nathalie Armin (Ana), and Emilio Doorgasingh (Andy).
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2022
Reprising their roles from the run at the Young Vic are Raphael Bushay (Mike), Arthur Darvill (Curly McLain), James Patrick Davis (Will Parker), Stavros Demetraki (Ali Hakim), Greg Hicks (Andrew Carnes), Rebekah Hinds (Gertie Cummings), Anoushka Lucas (Laurey Williams), Marie-Astrid Mence (Lead Dancer), Liza Sadovy (Aunt Eller) and Patrick Vaill (Jud Fry).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2022
There are just 6 weeks left to see the current cast Tamsin Carroll, Felix Scott, Laura Whitmore and Matt Willis in 2:22 - A Ghost Story with the final performance at the Criterion on 8 January.
by Gary Naylor - Nov 22, 2022
Frank McGuinness's new play puts two giants of 20th century culture together but fails to ignite a spark between them
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2022
Casting has been announced for Shakespeare & Company's holiday reading of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, and directed by Ariel Bock.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2022
The Guthrie Theater has announced the cast and creative team for The Little Prince, adapted by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar and based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Under the direction of Dominique Serrand, The Little Prince will play December 10, 2022 – February 5, 2023, on the McGuire Proscenium Stage.
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022
The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Cincinnati Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022
The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Des Moines Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022
The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2022
A dazzling and heart-warming stage show charting the careers and relationship between Hollywood mother and daughter Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli is coming to the Epstein Theatre this month. 
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2022
A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical will begin preview performances tonight, November 2 ahead of a Sunday, December 4 opening night at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre. Meet the cast here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022
Tony Award & Emmy Award Nominee Jessica Hecht will join Tony Award & Academy Award nominee Laura Linney in Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Summer, 1976 written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn and directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2022
Boundless Theater announced has that Stranger Interludes, a new play by David James Parr, will receive an industry reading on Friday, November 18th at The Dramatists Guild Foundation, directed by Amanda Bearse (“Married… with Children”, Billy Eichner’s Bros).
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 15, 2022
Tennessee Shakespeare Company hosts the “Belle of Amherst” on its Owen and Margaret Wellford Tabor Stage as she shares her poetic relationship to isolation, nature, literature, and love, in the world premiere of I Dwell in Possibility: Emily Dickinson Emerges. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2022
Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway premiere of Pictures From Home. Three of the theatre’s most inventive, inspired and award-winning artists will return to the stage, bringing to vivid theatrical life a comic and dramatic portrait of a mother, a father and the son who photographed their lives.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2022
Emma Thompson's stage musical adaptation of Nanny McPhee is scheduled to open in the West End in 2023. Thompson wrote and starred in the two Nanny McPhee films, 2005's Nanny McPhee, and 2010's Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2022
RED BULL THEATER has announced that Lesli Margherita, Simon Pearl, Michael Pilato, and Vaden Thurgood have been added to the cast of their one-night-only benefit performance of the hit 1968 rock musical Your Own Thing.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 1, 2022
Just as the 2022 season comes to a close, work for the 2023 season is getting underway at the Stratford Festival. Creative teams for next year's productions are coming into place and the casting department is busy confirming key roles for the season. Soon the workshops will be abuzz with artisans building the season's sets, props and costumes.

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