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The Countdown Is On To The World Premiere Of THE BAND In Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Excitement is building for the world premiere of THE BAND which opens its UK tour at Manchester Opera House next month. (more...)

Alan Cumming to Star in BBC America's 8-Part Short Film Series QUEERS
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

BBC AMERICA is co-producing Queers, an eight-part short film series in which eight established writers respond to the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act which partially decriminalized homosexual acts between men in the UK. (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Sultry First Look at Brian Clowdus, Molly Tynes and More in CABARET at Serenbe Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant, and recently honored with the most Suzi Bass Awards for a musical in Atlanta (Miss Saigon), is pleased to present CABARET, by Joe Masteroff and John Kander and Fred Ebb. Directed by Brian Clowdus, the show runs now through August 27th. CABARET will be produced at The Open Air Room in Serenbe. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

New Block of Tickets Released for Immersive KPOP Run This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Due to popular demand, Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, has released a new block of tickets and has added performances (September 16 & 30 at 3pm) to the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

Dances Patrelle Presents THE YORKVILLE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Dances Patrelle presents The Yorkville Nutcracker from December 7-10, 2017 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, E. 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, NYC. Performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturdayat 7pm; Saturday at 2pm; and Sunday at 12pm and 5pm. Tickets are $65 (extended family, group, student and senior discounts available) and are available at www.dancespatrelle.org, by phone at 212-772-4448, or in person at The Kaye Playhouse Box Office. (more...)

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery Announces Three Directors Joining the 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

ArtsWest has announced three young, celebrated Seattle directors who will bring their talent and vision to the 2017-2018 I AM Season - Samip Raval will direct Ayad Akhtar's THE WHO & THE WHAT, Sara Porkalob will direct Jiehae Park's PEERLESS, and Brandon J. Simmons will direct Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced that due to popular demand, the exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! has now extended again, through September 10! This is the second and final extension for the hit show, which previously announced a one-week addition through September 3. The production plays in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $45 and are on sale now. (more...)

Director Lee Blakeley Passes Away Age 45
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Lee Blakeley, director of opera, musical theatre and theatre has died at the age of 45 of a heart attack. Lee was born in Yorkshire and studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and at the University of Glasgow, graduating with the prize for directing. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 7 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the New York premiere production of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY (more...)

Full Casting Announced for THE SEAGULL at Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Simon Stephens's new version of Anton Chekhov's highly renowned play, The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes. (more...)

Theatre For A New Audience Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

On the heels of winning its second Ross Wetzsteon Award for Sustained Excellence at the 2017 OBIE Awards, Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) have just announced its 2017-18 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES Opens at Gloucester Stage for Limited Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with Israel Horovitz's latest comedy, Out of the Mouths of Babes from August 11 through September 2 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA.  (more...)

On BWW's Theatre Business Podcast 'The OHenry Report,' We Break Down Replacing a Broadway Star
by OHenry Report - Aug 7, 2017

On the second episode of BroadwayWorld's new theatre business podcast, 'The OHenry Report,' Broadway producer and investor, Oliver Henry Roth talks to four Broadway professionals about the ins and outs of replacing principal cast members in a Broadway show. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE AMERICAN MERCY TOUR: MERCY KILLERS and SIDE EFFECTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center and Poor Box Theater, in association with D.C's award winning Taffety Punk Theatre Company, is pleased to present THE AMERICAN MERCY TOUR: MERCY KILLERS and SIDE EFFECTS, two one-act plays steeped in America's controversial relationship with healthcare. Written and performed by Michael Milligan and directed by Tom Oppenheim, these moving and unapologetic pieces will be presented as a single theatrical event, immersing the audience in the stories of patients and physicians, coming out of the waiting room and into the fray.  (more...)

Scarlett Strallen, Esau Pritchett, and John Lavelle Lead Cast for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Tresnjak. The comedy, which runs September 7 through October 8, opens Hartford Stage's 2017-18 season. Actors Scarlett Strallen, Esau Pritchett, and John Lavelle lead the distinguished cast. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stockard Channing and the Cast of APOLOGIA at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Freema Agyeman,  Laura Carmichael, Desmond Barrit, and Joseph Millson join Tony and Emmy award winner Stockard Channing in a new production of Olivier Award winner Alexi Kaye Campbell's darkly funny and haunting play about family and its secrets, directed by the multi-award winning Jamie Lloyd. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Cast and Creative Team for Hansol Jung's WILD GOOSE DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Wild Goose Dreams, by Hansol Jung, directed by Leigh Silverman, running September 5 - October 1 (press opening: Sunday, September 10) in the Mandell Weiss Forum. (more...)

Brian Clowdus of Serenbe Playhouse Takes Over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce that Brian Clowdus will be taking us behind the scenes at Serenbe Playhouse's production of CABARET! (more...)

Bad Quarto Productions' LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Bad Quarto Productions, a theatre company specializing in performing modern theatre using Shakespearean staging techniques, opens it's current production of Love's Labour's Lost: The First Quarto at 353 W. 48th St. in New York City on August 19th. The production runs through August 27th. (more...)

2017 Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Emerging Stars Competition Winner Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

San Francisco Opera announces the winner of the 2017 Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Emerging Stars Competition. Tenor Arturo Chacon-Cruz, who appeared as Rodolfo in Puccini's La Boheme this summer, was named "2017 Emerging Star of the Year" based on a popular vote conducted online at sfopera.com from July 5-August 15, 2017. Now in its second year, the competition featured rising stars appearing in San Francisco Opera's 2016-17 Season at the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces 2018 Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Theatre Y to Stage New Adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca's YERMA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Theatre Y announces their production of Yerma, written by Federico Garcia Lorca and directed by Max Traux, playing at the company's new home, 4546 N. Western Ave., October 27 - December 10. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hip to Hip Theatre Company Enters Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Hip to Hip Theatre Company, under the Artistic Direction of Jason Marr is in their final week of performances. Five remaining shows are scheduled for Manhattan, Queens, and Southampton. Now in its eleventh season, Hip to Hip will end their 2017 tour with a performance of Henry IV on Saturday, August 19th at 7:30 pm in Southampton.  (more...)

THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

CBC to Broadcast Stratford Festival HD's MACBETH This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Stratford Festival's latest HD films, Macbeth and Love's Labour's Lost, are airing on CBC TV this month, giving Canadians across the country a chance to see the work of the country's landmark theatre during this special 150th anniversary year. (more...)

Baayork Lee Teams with Producer Elliott Masie on eStudio GOLD MOUNTAIN Project
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Imagine the future of theater development: Actor and director in one city. More actors, playwright, and musical director in another city. Link them with real time video, sound, and 360-degree collaboration. That's the eStudio fantasy, and it came true recently for the National Asian Artists Project's (NAAP's) Gold Mountain Project. (more...)

Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

"I will have poetry in my life.  And adventure.  And love. Love above all." The Cleveland Play House produces the Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama. (more...)

Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ellie Bamber, and More Join Donmar Warehouse's THE LADY FROM THE SEA, Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announced full casting for Elinor Cook's new version of Ibsen's masterpiece The Lady from the Sea. As previously announced Nikki Amuka-Bird will play Ellida, and she is joined by Ellie Bamber, Jake Fairbrother, Jim Findley, Jonny Holden, Finbar Lynch, Tom McKay and Helena Wilson. (more...)

Forty Year Friendship Shines In Wolverhampton Grand Theatre's BRASSED OFF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

School-friends Greg Yates and Tim Jones have enjoyed a friendship that has spanned the last 40 years. Having acted in hundreds of shows together they have now embarked on a new project; Wolverhampton Grand Theatre's production of BRASSED OFF as Jim and Harry. (more...)

THE REVLON GIRL Comes to Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Following a critically acclaimed and sell-out tour across Wales last year, The Revlon Girl will come to PARK90 in September after a run at the Edinburgh Festival which is supported by The Arts Council of Wales. Written by composer and writer Neil Anthony Docking, The Revlon Girl is a poignant, heart-breaking and tender new play which explores a terrible episode in Welsh history and tells a story of amazing courage, hope and humour. (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

Dark Psychological Thriller IDEATION Coming to New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Ideation, September 2-24, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be on Wednesday, September 6 at 7:30pm. (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin this Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House).  (more...)

Columbus Symphony Opens 2017-18 with AN ALPINE SYMPHONY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov will lead the Columbus Symphony in a performance of two of the world's most iconic symphonic landscapes-Respighi's The Pines of Rome and Strauss' An Alpine Symphony. (more...)

BWW Interview: Maria-Christina Oliveras Talks WE'RE GONNA DIE, Her Unlikely Career Path and the Subversiveness of Presence
by Matthew Blank - Aug 12, 2017

We catch up with the often-employed Maria-Christina Oliveras, who is taking on Young Jean Lee's solo piece WE'RE GONNA DIE at Ancram Opera House. (more...)

Creede Repertory Theatre Presents the 2017 Headwaters New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

CRT's Headwaters New Play Festival is the source of new plays in the West, and fosters the development of new plays for CRT's stages and beyond. 2017 Playwrights will spend one week in development with a cast, director, and dramaturg at Creede Repertory Theatre, culminating in public readings and performances August 25th-26th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HAMLET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

CASA 2017 Announce Full Programme Including New Shows & Celebratory Parties!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

'Casa', meaning home in Spanish and Portuguese is exactly what CASA is: a home for Latin American theatre and culture in the UK where artists, audiences and participants of all backgrounds are welcome. To celebrate their tenth anniversary this year, CASA will build a new home at Southwark Playhouse in the heart of London's biggest Latin American community. (more...)

Lisa Kron's 2.5 MINUTE RIDE to Make Philly Area Premiere at Theatre Horizon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Theatre Horizon's season of #WomenWhoDare starts off with a moving story of one family's history and culture that is made huge and universal by the power of theatre. Lisa Kron's 2.5 Minute Ride will have it's Philadelphia-area premiere at the Norristown theatre from October 6 through October 29, 2017. (more...)

OPERA San Antonio Presents Verdi's MACBETH Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

OPERA San Antonio presents the first production of its 2017-18 season, Giuseppe Verdi's Italian opera Macbeth, based on the dark and powerful Shakespearean drama. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: WINTER'S TALE's Cash, Meinerding & Tustin
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 10, 2017

One of Music City's longest running summer theater traditions continues tonight with the debut of 2017's Shakespeare in the Park, Nashville Shakespeare Festival's annual gift to a generation of theater audiences. This year's edition of Shakespeare in the Park will feature two of the Bard's best known works - The Winter's Tale, which opens tonight, and Antony & Cleopatra, which opens next Thursday night at the Centennial Park Band Shell. (more...)

Betsy Struxness and Brandon Carter to Star in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre opens the Signature Season with Shakespeare in Love, based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adapted by Lee Hall. (more...)

Cast Set for Tectonic Theater Project's UNCOMMON SENSE, A New Play About Living with Autism
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Tectonic Theater Project has announced casting for the New York premiere of Uncommon Sense, a new play about living on the autism spectrum, which the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture presents for five weeks only, October 25 to November 26, at The Sheen Center's Loreto Theater (18 Bleecker Street, NYC). The work is written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Andy Paris under the artistic direction of Tectonic's founder, Moises Kaufman. (more...)

International Physical Theatre Solo Shows Set for United Solo 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

'Physical Theatre' is now rapidly gaining popularity and finding its way into mainstream theatre in the United States. (more...)

Review Roundup: Serenbe Playhouse's CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant, and recently honored with the most Suzi Bass Awards for a musical in Atlanta (Miss Saigon), is pleased to present CABARET, by Joe Masteroff and John Kander and Fred Ebb. Directed by Brian Clowdus, the show opens on August 3rd and runs to August 27th. CABARET will be produced at The Open Air Room in Serenbe. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Sam Shepard's SIMPATICO, Starring Michael Shannon, Finds Full Cast at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Buried secrets, blackmail, and false identities race onto the stage in this hard-driving tragicomedy about the slippery netherworld of thoroughbred racing from Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Sam Shepard. (more...)

Cristin Milioti, William Jackson Harper to Lead Zoe Kazan's AFTER THE BLAST for LCT3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Eboni Booth, Will Connolly, William Jackson Harper, Ben Horner, Cristin Milioti, David Pegram, and Teresa Yenque will comprise the cast of the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of AFTER THE BLAST, a new play by Zoe Kazan, to be directed by Lila Neugebauer.  (more...)

Cast Complete for London Transfer of TROUBLE IN MIND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Today, Print Room at the Coronet announced the full cast for the London transfer of Alice Childress' Trouble in Mind. (more...)

Yokko to Return for United Solo 2017 with HIDE YOUR FIRES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Yokko, the Japanese Butoh and theatre artist, returns United Solo this fall with her brand new show, Hide Your Fires, on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Theatre Row-The Studio Theatre. Yokko has been appearing United Solo since 2013, and this is the 4th season of being the official selection of this festival. (more...)

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