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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022
The Guthrie Theater announced the cast and creative team for Kate Hamill’s world-premiere adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel Emma, directed by Meredith McDonough. 
by Robert Diamond - May 30, 2022
In lieu of any sort of curtain call speech, Tony winner and Broadway legend André De Shields took his final bows in Hadestown last night on Broadway and he performed 'Believe In Yourself' from The Wiz to mark the occassion. 
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022
Entering its 25th Anniversary season, Northern Stage is thrilled to welcome actor and educator Robert David Grant back to the Upper Valley as the new Director of Education, and Actors’ Equity Stage Manager Brian R. Sekinger as Director of Production. Grant and Sekinger join Northern Stage’s Senior Leadership for this pivotal Anniversary season. 
by Lee Cooley - May 25, 2022
First, a bit of background. Prolific American playwright Lauren Gunderson is a Phoenix favorite; think SILENT SKY at Phoenix College (and the Hale Centre Theater in 2023), JUSTICE and THE HEATH at Arizona Theatre Company, THE BOOK OF WILL at Phoenix Theatre and THE REVOLUTIONISTS at Stage Left Productions through May 29 (adult cast).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022
The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, today announced the winners of the 11th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2021-2022 season.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2022
The off-Broadway production of Jane Anger or The Lamentable Comedie of JANE ANGER, that Cunning Woman, and also of Willy Shakefpeare and his Peasant Companion, Francis, Yes and Also of Anne Hathaway (also a Woman) Who Tried Very Hard, will stream for two weeks this month.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2022
Shakespeare's Globe has announced the cast and company for Midsummer Mechanicals opening in Sam Wanamaker Playhouse 28 July – 21 August.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022
1. Ice cream. 2. Kung Fu movies. 3. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out of your nose. 4. Me. In the face of severe depression, a child begins a list of everything that's brilliant about the world. The list soon takes on a life of its own in this captivating play by Duncan Macmillan, with Jonny Donahoe.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022
​​​​​​Berkshire Theatre Group has announced casting for shows in BTG’s Late Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and an award recipient of the GRANTS FOR ARTS PROJECTS from the National Endowment for the Arts; Once, a Tony Award-winning musical; Songs For a New World, the first musical by a Tony Award winner; Dracula, a classic gothic tale of horrors; and Edward Albee's Seascape, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. 
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2022
Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Jayne Houdyshell! 'The greatest joy is the young people in [our] cast,' said Jayne. 'Those kids are amazing. Their work ethic is impeccable, but it's done out of complete joy.'
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022
Casting is announced for The Tempest by William Shakespeare, which will be the first production in Deborah Warner's inaugural season as Artistic Director of the Ustinov Studio in Bath.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022
Berkshire Theatre Group and Kate Maguire have announced casting for shows in BTG’s Early Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and recipient of an NEA Grants for Arts Projects Award and more.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2022
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School - one of the UK's leading drama conservatoires - is preparing to go back to its roots this summer and take over Bristol Old Vic's Theatre and Weston Studio with a powerful season of work, 75 years after the School's first graduating cohort took to the stage. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022
Rubicon Theatre Company, Ventura’s non-profit professional theatre company, will continue the company’s 2022-2023 Season with the World Premiere of LONESOME TRAVELER: GENERATIONS, conceived by George Grove and James O’Neil, with musical direction by Rick Dougherty and George Grove and direction by Rubicon Co-Founder James O’Neil.
by Cheryl Markosky - Jun 5, 2022
Peep Show actress Emily Bruni talks to Broadway World about her challenging role as Katrin, gender-switched from male to female in a modern take on Strindberg's black comedy The Dance of Death.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2022
Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) names Dr. Naomi André as Scholar-in-Residence for the 2022 Festival Season. The residency is made possible through a Humanities Iowa Grant from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 3, 2022
Theater for the New City & Ananim Productions present a new play by David Willinger: EXISTENCE A Theatre and Video Hybrid.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2022
Lookingglass Theatre Company has announced its 35th Season! A partnership with one of this city’s leading Black theatre companies. A homegrown holiday hearth-warmer. Two original CHI-made works each featuring unconventional central characters. A twirl around five extraordinary homespun districts, and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2022
Shakespeare & Company has announced the cast of Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, to be staged outdoors at the Company's New Spruce Theatre, July 2 through August 14.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2022
The Guthrie Theater is presenting Kate Hamill's world-premiere adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel Emma, directed by Meredith McDonough through August 21, 2022, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Get a first look at footage from the production here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022
Getty Museum and Los Angeles’s Tony Award-winning Deaf West Theatre will present a thrilling fresh take on Sophocles’ Oedipus this fall featuring a bilingual production in American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken English.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2022
The Winter Season in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will open on 10 November with Henry V directed by Headlong Artistic Director Holly Race Roughan and co-produced by the Globe and Headlong with Leeds Playhouse and Royal & Derngate, Northampton.
by Michael Major - Jun 27, 2022
Billy Porter brought ballroom and house music to the BET Awards with an epic performance on Sunday night. Watch the video from the broadcast which also featured performances by Brandy, Jack Harlow, Lizzo, Mariah Carey, Latto, and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022
Playwrights Horizons has extended Will Arbery’s Corsicana, directed by Tony winner Sam Gold, one week, to July 17, due to popular demand. The world premiere production opened Wednesday, June 22.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022
The US premiere and strictly limited, nine-week New York engagement of David Hare’s new play, Straight Line Crazy, starring Ralph Fiennes as Robert Moses and directed by Nicholas Hytner and Jamie Armitage, will be presented this fall at The Shed.
by Morgan Musselman - Jun 25, 2022
The Shakespeare Theatre Company wraps up its 2021/2022 season with a brilliant production of Red Velvet, directed by Jade King Carroll, playing now at the Michael R. Klein Theatre through July 17, 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022
Production images of East London Shakespeare Festival (ELSF)’s Twelfth Night have been released. ELSF’s rip-roaring take on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night provides summer fun for all the family, with an opportunity like no other for complete escapism in picturesque outdoor settings. Check out photos here!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022
Following the success of Macbeth, Pericles, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Coriolanus, and King Lear, the series – presented by Next Chapter Podcasts in partnership with Play On Shakespeare – continues today with the release of Alison Carey's Twelfth Night. Twelfth Night features Amy Brenneman (NYPD Blue; Judging Amy; Private Practice; The Leftovers) and Tramell Tillman (Severance) among myriad other established actors.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022
The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's high-flying production of Mary Poppins this July. Find out who is in the cast. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022
Simon Russell Beale plays the title role in Henrik Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman, in a new version by Lucinda Coxon. Joining him are Clare Higgins as Gunhild Borkman and Lia Williams as Ella Rentheim. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022
New York Classical Theatre has released production photography for their reimagined production of Shakespeare’s romantic adventure Cymbeline, directed by Stephen Burdman. The production is presented free of charge at public parks in Manhattan and Brooklyn through July 10, 2022. Check out photos below!
by Michael Major - Jun 23, 2022
Tony, Grammy, and Emmy-winner Billy Porter has signed a first-look deal with FX. Porter will develop new content for FX through his new Incognegro production company with producing partner D.J. Gugenheim. Porter will be making his film directorial debut with Anything's Possible and will direct an episode of FOX's Accused this summer.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2022
As the Orange Tree Theatre continues to celebrate its 50th Anniversary year, Artistic Director Paul Miller and Executive Director Hanna Streeter today announce a new season of plays until March 2023, marking Miller's outgoing season as Artistic Director. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022
Running July 1 through 16 at The Colonial Theatre, the audience will be transported to a bustling Irish pub with a stage full of incredibly talented actors singing and playing their own instruments. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2022
Shakespeare's Globe has announced the cast and company for a new production of The Tempest running this summer from 22 July - 22 October, directed by Sean Holmes. Shakespeare's tumultuous tale of reckoning and redemption will be brought to life by the Globe Ensemble, who have been thrilling audiences in the critically acclaimed season opening production of Much Ado About Nothing which runs until 23 October.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022
Broadway SIGNs! Producer Jo-Ann Dean will debut Broadway’s Russell Harvard (Spring Awakening, To Kill A Mockingbird, King Lear) in his first Solo Artist musical performance From the Ground Up on Friday, July 15 at 9:30 pm at Feinstein’s/54 Below.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022
TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL today released rehearsal images for the new Company.  From 29 June 2022 Aisha Jawando and new cast member Elesha Paul Moses will share the role of Tina, with Caleb Roberts joining to play Ike. Check out photos here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 20, 2022
I Hate Memory, an anti-musical co-starring the streets of New York and the late 20th century, will have its second performance at Joe's Pub on Friday, July 8 at 9:30PM, part of an ongoing bi-monthly series and eventually an album release.
by Michael Major - Jun 2, 2022
Bill Oliver will direct the film, featuring a script that he co-wrote with Peter Nickowitz. Fernando Loureiro and Guilherme Coelho will produce the new film through their company, Tigress, with additional casting and a distrubtor to be announced.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022
Second Stage Theater has announced two new productions for its upcoming 2022-23 Season. Tony Award-nominee Bess Wohl will return to the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) this Fall with the New York premiere of CAMP SIEGFRIED. Spring 2023 will see the Broadway premiere of Larissa FastHorse's THE THANKSGIVING PLAY,
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2022
William Shakespeare’s immortal tragedy King Lear returns to the stage in this area after a 20-year absence. From June 10 through 26, ActorsNET of Morrisville, Pennsylvania presents Shakespeare’s towering drama two decades after they first presented it in 2002. The company’s Artistic Director, Cheryl Doyle, once again directs the play at the company’s intimate theater along the Delaware River. The title role will be played this time by George Hartpence.
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 18, 2022
Many great performers tackle Lear every year. From Laurence Olivier and Michael Gambon to Ian McKellen and Simon Russell Beale, it’s become somewhat of a tradition for dramatic actors to take on one of Shakespeare’s biggest challenges once their hair starts to grey. Less often, a female actor comes onto the scene to huge acclaim. Glenda Jackson did so last in a starred performance on Broadway in 2019, but Kathryn Hunter is taking the wretched crown back after her first stint as the destitute monarch 25 years ago.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022
Red Bull Theater honored the illustrious ANDRÉ DE SHIELDS with the Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY, its benefit event held on Monday June 13th. Check out photos!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022
This summer, Cornwall’s Miracle Theatre will present Shakespeare’s most elemental and passionate play King Lear at fifteen wilderness locations across Cornwall from 13 July - 27 August.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022
André De Shields will be honored with the Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY, Red Bull Theater's benefit event tonight, Monday June 13th, at 6pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 12, 2022
The cast has been announced for A Medusa Thread. A partnership with NY Classical Theatre and the West Harlem Art Fund on Governors Island in Nolan Park (Building 10B) for FREE -- Saturday, June 25th at noon.
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022
Simon Russell Beale has won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for THE LEHMAN TRILOGY.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022
When Churchyards Yawn, a fast-paced, witty, and deeply felt 'divine comedy,' is the story of all the dead Hamlet characters' travails in Purgatory. The reading is free and takes place on July 16, 2022, at the Desert View High School black box theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022
Casting has been announced for Pittsburgh CLO's exclusive engagement of the wand-wielding Off-Broadway hit parody, PUFFS — which The New York Times proclaims 'a fast-paced romp through the 'Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.''
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jun 1, 2022
June signals the start of a fantastic summer of theatre in London. From Amy Adam's West End debut to a sequel to Ibsen, to a revival of one of Matthew Bourne's most exciting works, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features!

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