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"By the pricking of my thumbs,

Something wicked this way comes."

Murder, remorse, and madness stalk this bloody story of ambition and fate.

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...)

BWW's On This Day - February 9, 2018
by - Feb 9, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (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...)

Stages Repertory Theatre presents ANN, 2/14-4/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Stages Repertory Theatre presents the Houston premiere of Ann, the critically acclaimed one-woman production about iconic, larger-than-life Texas Governor Ann Richards featuring the incomparable Sally Edmundson, a longtime Stages favorite known for her starring roles in productions including Auntie Mame, Full Gallop, Driving Miss Daisy and Steel Magnolias. Written by and originally starring Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor, Ann premiered at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston in 2010 under the title Money, Marbles and Chalk: An Affectionate Portrait of Ann Richards, and premiered on Broadway in 2013. (more...)

Wilton's Music Hall Announce 2018 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Today Wilton's announce their summer 2018 season, a true showcase of its music hall roots with Weimar cabaret performers, sultry chanteuses and time-travelling magicians all treading the historic boards, and true icons like the first Afro-Briton to vote in a UK general election and fame hungry gender-queer music hall stars telling their stories to entertain and inform audiences. (more...)

Echo Theater Company and Circle X Join Forces to Present World Premiere of UNDIVIDED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

How far will powerful men and institutions go to keep their secrets - and who pays the price when they do? Echo Theater Company and Circle X Theatre Co. join forces to present the world premiere of An Undivided Heart by Yusuf Toropov, directed by Chris Fields and running March 16 through April 22 at Atwater Village Theatre. Two pay-what-you-want previews take place on March 14 and March 15. (more...)

Public Theater Announces Casting for Lynn Nottage's MLIMA'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the world premiere of MLIMA'S TALE, written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage. Directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney, MLIMA'S TALE continues The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. MLIMA'S TALE begins performances on Tuesday, March 27 and runs through Sunday, May 20 in The Public's Martinson Hall, with an official press opening on Sunday, April 15. (more...)

A Special Evening Of Performances By The Concert Artists Guild To Be Presented At UCPAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

The Union County Performing Arts Center is hosting An Evening of Excellence featuring classical performers from the internationally acclaimed Concert Artists Guild on March 10. This event is sponsored in part by Covanta Energy and will feature mezzo-soprano Naomi Lousia O'Connell, clarinetist Yoonah Kim, pianist Ko-Eun Yi, and double bassist Sam Suggs. (more...)

A Special Evening of Performances by the Concert Artists Guild to be Presented at UCPAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

The Union County Performing Arts Center is hosting An Evening of Excellence featuring classical performers from the internationally acclaimed Concert Artists Guild on March 10. This event is sponsored in part by Covanta Energy and will feature mezzo-soprano Naomi Lousia O'Connell, clarinetist Yoonah Kim, pianist Ko-Eun Yi, and double bassist Sam Suggs. (more...)

Production Begins On THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL Thriller Series Starring Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Shannon
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Produced by The Ink Factory in partnership with BBC One and AMC, 'The Little Drummer Girl' starts shooting across Europe on a global scale today. The international thriller marks the television debut of visionary film maker Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, The Handmaiden, Stoker). The award-winning director will helm all six hours bringing his epic cinematic sensibility to the small screen. (more...)

Seattle Celebrates Calendar of Activities
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

The city-wide Seattle Celebrates Shakespeare festival is underway with performances of Peerless-a clever and incisive adaptation of Macbeth-with performances running through February 11. The festival will be ongoing from January through July with the bulk of festival events taking place in April and May of 2018 and features participation from more than 25 of Seattle's world-class arts and culture organizations. (more...)

BWW Previews: ANTIGONE by Raise The Stakes Theatre
by Maggie Owen - Feb 6, 2018

Raise The Stakes Theatre opened their production of Sophocles' Antigone last week at the Westmount Park United Church.Theatregoers have plenty of time to catch a show as Antigone runs from January 31st to February 17th. Quentin Fabiani has created compelling previews for future spectators, including scenes from 'Truth on Trial' and 'Burial at Thebes'. Both previews can be viewed on the RTS homepage at: (more...)

Performers Claim 17 Instances of Sexual Assault from Audience at SLEEP NO MORE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

According to Buzzfeed News, visitors at Sleep No More have taken 'immersive theatre' to the next level, with eight company members claiming a total of 17 different instances of being groped by audience members. (more...)

Hart House Theatre presents TITUS ANDRONICUS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

Opening March 2 for a limited run, Hart House Theatre presents a Shakespeare's revenge tragedy of epic proportions, Titus Andronicus. Directed by well-known indie Shakespeare buff, James Wallis, and starring a stellar cast of both professional and emergent talent, this production of Titus Andronicus promises to deliver a classic tale through the lens of fresh, youthful talent. (more...)

Theater At Monmouth Announced 2018 Season: ROAR! The Year Of The Woman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

???????This summer, Theater at Monmouth celebrates wily, wicked, and wonderful women through classic literature's most fantastic females. From fierce matriarchs, unfaithful wives, and every Madonna in-between, Roar! The Year of the Woman spotlights the ladies who move mountains for their families, friends, and most importantly, themselves. Taking on tyrants, freeloaders, and faithless frauds these femme fatales fight for what they believe in, charting a course to a better world for their sisters and daughters. (more...)

Nominations Announced for the 2018 Helen Hayes Awards; MEAN GIRLS, FUN HOME, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

The nominees for the 2018 Helen Hayes Awards were announced on February 5, 2018. One of the country's most prestigious cultural honors, The Helen Hayes Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington metropolitan area. The National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery set the scene for the announcement of nominees in 47 categories for artistic excellence, and the theatre companies eligible for the 2017 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company. The recipient of the 2018 Helen Hayes Tribute will be announced shortly. (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...)

All Star Cast Leads Revival of THE TRAGEDY: A COMEDY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Back by popular demand, Ammunition Theatre Company is proud to be reviving its wildly successful production by playwright D.G. Watson, THE TRAGEDY: A COMEDY. Acclaimed director Ahmed Best will be at the helm. The unique comic play returns March 8th, at THE PICO - 10508 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064. The show will play monthly (2nd or 3rd Thursday of each month). (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Artists Lounge Live and Emery Entertainment present JUDY GARLAND: COME RAIN OR COME SHINE starring Angela Ingersoll at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza April 12-15. Tickets are on sale now, and may be purchased through MetroTix at or by calling (314) 534-1111. Additionally, tickets will be available at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza box office one hour prior to show time. All seats are $60. Award-winning dynamo Angela Ingersoll (End of the Rainbow: Chicago, Los Angeles) superbly captures the emotional and vocal power of Judy Garland live in concert. With her great big voice, passionate storytelling, and naturally winning humor, Ingersoll soars in this loving homage. Iconic songs include "Over the Rainbow," "Get Happy," and "The Man That Got Away." (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...)

Harriet Walter and Craig David Announced as New Patrons For Nuffield Southampton Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Ahead of the opening of their new venue - NST city, Nuffield Southampton Theatres today announces that Harriet Walter and Craig David will join the theatre as patrons, working alongside Samantha Bond, Laura Carmichael, Tom Hiddleston and Celia Imrie. They also join the recently announced new associates, Inua Ellams and Drew McOnie adding to the breadth of ambassadors for the theatre. (more...)

National Theatre Live Adds Two Shakespearean Classics, JULIUS CAESAR And MACBETH To Slate Of U.S. Cinema Offerings This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Fathom Events, BY Experience and National Theatre Live have a full line-up of top London stage productions set for U.S. cinema audiences in early 2018. Newly added titles include director Nicholas Hytner's Bridge Theatre production of 'Julius Caesar' (March 22) and Rory Kinnear's return to the National Theatre stage as the title role in 'Macbeth' (May 17). These two titles are in addition to Tennessee Williams' 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' (February 22), captured live from London's West End, and the fastest-selling show in London theatre history -- and most-watched NT Live broadcast -- 'Hamlet' (March 8). (more...)

Redhouse's ON GOLDEN POND Starring TV Star Fred Grandy Opens at Redhouse at City Center, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

???????Redhouse Arts Center is thrilled to inaugurate its new City Center home with Ernest Thompson's classic On Golden Pond. Performances will take place March 8-18, 2018 and will mark the first performances at the brand new Redhouse at City Center, located at 400 South Salina Street, which boasts three new theatres, an attached parking garage, full service concession, larger lobby space, and much, much more. The show will feature actor and TV star Fred Grandy, lovingly know as "Gopher" by his millions of fans around the world who watched him on the long-running TV Series The Love Boat. On Golden Pond was adapted to an academy award winning movie in 1981 which starred Henry Fonda who won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Actor in what was his final film role. Don't miss this gorgeously witty and heart warming classic featuring an all star cast. (more...)

ArtsEmerson Announces Bedlam in Repertory: SAINT JOAN and HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

ArtsEmerson, Boston's leading presenter of contemporary world theatre, proudly welcomes New York's Bedlam for Hamlet andSaint Joan in repertory. The two productions feature a brand new cast of 4 actors, playing a total of 49 characters for two riveting, stripped down, stagings, both directed by Bedlam founder Eric Tucker. (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...)

Photo Flash: Royal Opera House Cinema Series Continues With David McVicar's Production Of Verdi's RIGOLETTO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

The Royal Opera House's 2017/2018 Cinema Series continues with director David McVicar's production of Giuseppe Verdi's RIGOLETTO, with libretto by Francesco Maria Piave after Victor Hugo's play, Le roi s'amuse. (more...)

BWW Review: Studio 180's KING CHARLES III is an Underwhelming Think Piece
by Taylor Long - Feb 17, 2018

In Mike Bartlett's play, Queen Elizabeth II has just died. As fascinating as it may be to imagine the future, Studio 180's production of KING CHARLES III, directed by Joel Greenberg, is a drab view of a very pessimistic future. (more...)

Anti-Bullying, LGBTQ Off-Broadway Musical OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE Premieres in London
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2018

Following two sold-out, off-Broadway runs in New York, Out of My Comfort Zone, a new rock musical about self-identity, gender, love, stereotypes, cyber-bullying, and friendship, will premier in London at The Redbridge Drama Centre. Written by husband-and-wife team Ivy Vale (book, lyrics and music) and Rick Reil (music), Out of My Comfort Zone will be presented and staged by The Redbridge Musical Theatre Company for three performances at Redbridge Drama Centre, Churchfields, South Woodford, London, E18 2RB, from March 1-3, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SOMEWHERE A GUNNER FIRES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Cavalry Theatre's today announce the world premiere of Tom Stuchfield's play Somewhere a Gunner Fires. The play marks the 100th anniversary of the ceasefire of the First World War in 1918 and is set in its final months. Tom Stuchfield directs Chris Born (Volker) Guy Clark (Dixon), Olivia Hanrahan-Barnes (Isabella), Julia Kass (Mathilde) and Max Roberts (Wilkinson). Stuchfield also performs in the piece as Spencer. The production opens at King's Head Theatre, on 9 February 2018, with previews from 6 February, and runs until 24 February. (more...)

Photo Flash: Australian Play FLOOD receives US Premiere Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

SHEA DELVES PRODUCTIONS presented a staged reading of the powerful Australian play, FLOOD  by Chris Isaacs, on February 9th, in New York City. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018


Photo Flash: Austin Shakespeare Stages THE SEAGULL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Austin Shakespeare brings Chekhov's revolutionary play, The Seagull, to the Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center from February 7 - 25, 2018. This is the first time the legendary Russian playwright's work will be performed by the professional (Actors' Equity) company. (more...)

Azuka Theatre Presents the World Premiere of READY STEADY YETI GO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Azuka Theatre continues its commitment to local playwrights with the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere and The Virginia & Harvey Kimmel New Professionals Production of Ready Steady Yeti Go by David Jacobi. Allison Heishman directs this uplifting, hilarious and tender comedy about young star-crossed lovers navigating the pitfalls of falling in love while dealing with prying eyes - and the 'White Guilt Perfect Storm' that threatens to drown their relationship. (more...)

VIDEO: Get a First Look at VINCENT RIVER at Hope Mill Theatre
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2018

The thrilling and heartbreaking play Vincent River, by award-winning playwright and author Philip Ridley, has been relocated to Manchester - the city where it is to receive its regional premiere next month. (more...)

Photo Flash: Victory Gardens Theater presents BREACH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 43rd season with BREACH: a manifesto on race in america through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate, written by Antoinette Nwandu and directed by Lisa Portes. BREACH runs February 9 - March 11, 2018, with the press performance on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

The Stages Festival Returns To NJ In March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

???????New Jersey Theatre Alliance ("the Alliance") and its partners and funders are pleased to present the 21st annual Stages Festival ("Stages"), a statewide, month-long festival of theatre offering over 90 theatre performances and programs for children and adults free of charge or at significantly discounted rates. Events will take place at theatres, arts centers, libraries, schools, and other community venues throughout the state during the month of March. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sheffield Theatre's Production of CHICKEN SOUP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

1984. Five days after Orgreave. Three women keep a struggling mining community standing, running a soup kitchen near the pit heads of Rotherham. 2016. The day of the Brexit vote. The breadline is no further away and the soup kitchen is now a food bank, as the country faces a huge decision. (more...)

IRT Theater presents The New Collectives Production of LIFE BRIEF & GLORIOUS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

IRT Theater presents The New Collectives production of  a new play by Bryn Manion. Directed by Rachel Dart. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents the Comedy Thriller COMMUNICATING DOORS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present will be the comedy thriller COMMUNICATING DOORS by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Katie Laris, February 28-March 17, 2018  in the Garvin Theatre. This intricate, time traveling, comic thriller by the British master of farcical comedy delighted London and New York audiences. (more...)

Meet The Cast Of HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH By Philip Dawkins
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Once upon a time in 1955, a magical kingdom was built on the founding principles of dreams, American idealism, and our wildest hopes. Eight years later, a quintessential American family reeling from the loss of their King embarks on a quest for restoration and deliverance in this kingdom. 50 years later, their expedition is brought to dazzling life in an effort to understand one's place in family, the American way, and whether happiness is truly a place where dreams come true. (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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Icarus Theatre Collective's MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

The vicious, barbaric undercurrent in Shakespeare's fear-filled tragedy erupts in Icarus Theatre's kinetic and blood-thirsty production. (more...)

Photo Flash: Frank Ferrante Visits Former Home of George S. Kaufman in Bucks County as preview to AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

The quick-witted American actor and icon, Groucho Marx was a frequent visitor to New Hope and Bucks County. Now nearly 41 years after his death, Groucho makes a hilarious return to Bucks - this time in the form of award-winning actor Frank Ferrante in the global comedy hit, "An Evening with Groucho." The show is presented February 14 - 25 at Bucks County Playhouse as part of the 2018 Visiting Artists Series. (more...)

Iris Theatre Announces Exciting Open-Air Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

Award-winning Iris Theatre's summer season will present a unique theatrical promenade experience in the middle of Covent Garden. Shakespeare's The Tempest opens this year's enchanting outdoor season followed by Daniel Winder's adaptation of The Three Musketeers - suitable for all the family. (more...)

WP Theater Extends [PORTO] Through March 4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

WP Theater and The Bushwick Starr, in association with New Georges, are pleased to announce that due to popular demand, [PORTO], the upside-down romantic comedy written by Obie Award Winner Kate Benson (Super Magic Wild Forest, Desert) and directed by Obie Award winner Lee Sunday Evans (Bull in a China Shop, Caught), will extend. Previously scheduled through February 25,[PORTO] will now play its final performance on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at WP Theater (2162 Broadway). (more...)

FLIES! THE MUSICAL! World Premiere Comes to Pride Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

In a twisted mash-up of WAITING FOR GUFFMAN and GLEE, FLIES! THE MUSICAL! follows the drama kids from Lovely Valley Performing Arts Magnet High School. The students are left behind in an abandoned forest preserve during a "research" retreat for an unauthorized teacher-written musical production of LORD OF THE FLIES. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For CHOCOLATE CAKE, The First Production In Polka Theatre's New Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Polka Theatre today announces full casting for the world premiere of the brand new musical adaptation of Michael Rosen'sChocolate Cake, opening the new Spring/Summer season. The production opens with previews from 23 March and runs until 13 May. It has been adapted by the theatre's Artistic Director, Peter Glanville and Barb Jungr. Glanville also directs Mark Houston (Michael), Aminita Francis (Teacher/Mum) and Todd Heppenstall (Brother) in the production. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

The renowned Frog & Peach Theatre Company follows up their record breaking Sheen Center debut of 2017's Macbeth with A Midsummer Night's Dream. William Shakespeare's rollicking romp of romance, wizardry, and show biz. The production opened on February 1 and runs through February 25 at The Sheen Center Black Box Theatre. (more...)

Casting Announced for Teller and Aaron Posner's MACBETH at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater  (CST) announces the cast and creative team for the theatrical event of the season: Macbeth, adapted and directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and Aaron Posner-the celebrated creative duo behind CST's The Tempest, winner of the Jeff Award for Best Production in 2015. Starring Ian Merrill Peakesas Macbeth and Chaon Cross as Lady Macbeth, Shakespeare's psychological thriller immerses audiences in a world of dark magic and ambition, delving into the twisted psyches of the ultimate power-hungry couple. (more...)

Toni Morrison's THE BLUEST EYE Comes to The Arden
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Arden Theatre Company continues its 30th Anniversary Season with Toni Morrison's THE BLUEST EYE from March 1 - April 1, 2018, on the Arden's F. Otto Haas Stage at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. Honorary Producers are Jeanne B. Fisher and Robert Lang and Hether and Donald Smith. (more...)

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