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The McKittrick Hotel Announces Return Of Halloween Dance Party INFERNO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC), home of Sleep No More, announces the return of its annual Halloween extravaganza, The McKittrick Masquerade: Inferno. Three nights of deviant witchcraft and costumed revelry will take place at the legendary hotel on Friday 10/26, Saturday 10/27, and Halloween Wednesday 10/31. (more...)

Carlo Alban, Kate Nowlin, and More to Star in The Public's Mobile Unit Tour of SWEAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin performances of the MOBILE UNIT NATIONAL TOUR of Lynn Nottage's powerful Pulitzer Prize-winning play, SWEAT, directed by Kate Whoriskey, on September 27 in Erie, Pennsylvania. (more...)

Coin Drop Announces BUSKING IT At Shoreditch Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Coin Drop in association with HighTide, today announces further London dates for Danusia Samal's Busking It, based on her own experiences as a licensed TFL Busker. Having recently played at HighTide Festival the production opens at Shoreditch Town Hall on 10 October, with previews from 9 October and runs until 20 October. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet The All Female Cast Of MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Casting is set for the second installment of Shakespeare on the Deck, Macbeth. The production, directed by Mikey Mulhearn, will take place on October 28/29 on the Sundeck of The Kimpton Everly Hotel©. Part of the proceeds will be donated to a local homeless shelter. (more...)

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Comes to Masque Theatre October 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

A shipwreck, twins, mistaken identities, a father doomed to die, a wife desperate to regain her husband's love and an inappropriate love affair. It's all in a day's work for these poor Shakespearean characters who have to contend with "nimble jugglers that deceive the eye". (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at VULCAN 7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Production images are today released for the world premiere of Vulcan 7, a new comedy written by and co-starring Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer, well known for the BRIT award-winning cult classic The Young Ones and The Comic Strip Presents… The cast is completed by Lois Chimimba (Common, wonder.land) with Steven Marmion directing. (more...)

The 6th ACT Presents Five Actors Playing HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

THE 6th ACT presents a unique and multi-cultural look at one of the great literary characters of all time in William Shakespeare's HAMLET, directed by Matthew Leavitt and featuring June Carryl, Desiree Mee Jung, Luke McClure, Matt Orduna and Jonathan Slavin, ALL as the Prince of Denmark. HAMLET will preview on Thursday, October 25 at 8pm; and will open on Friday, October 26 at 8pm and run through Sunday, November 18 at Theatre 68, 5112 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood.   (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 23, 2018
by - Sep 23, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 22, 2018
by - Sep 22, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Theatre of Yugen and Five on a Match Present SEEN / BY EVERYONE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2018

Theatre of Yugen and Five on a Match present SEEN / BY EVERYONE - conceived by Amir Darvish and Meg MacCary, and co-written by Matthew Cohn, Amir Darvish, Meg MacCary, Enormvs Muñoz and Jen Taher. Directed by Theatre of Yugen's Artistic Director, Nick Ishimaru. (more...)

The Verdi Chorus 35th Anniversary Season Ends with PASSIONE! OPERA!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

The Verdi Chorus 35th anniversary season culminates with its Fall 2018 concert Passione! Opera! for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 10 and 11 led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum.   As the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus, this program, which marks the end of a landmark year for the company, will feature selections from three Verdi operas - Aida, Don Carlo, and the famed chorus "Va, pensiero," from Nabucco, as well as operatic sequences from Boito's Mefistofele, Saint-Saens' Samson and Delilah, Catalani's La Wally and Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann. (more...)

Epic Theatre Ensemble's THE WINNING SIDE Names Special Guests for Post Show Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Epic Theatre Ensemble  is proud to announce its special guest line-up for the post-show talkbacks following every performance of the world premiere of The Winning Side, a new play by James Wallert. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is Wildly Entertaining
by Dylan Shaffer - Sep 21, 2018

The funniest play of the 21stcentury launches its National Tour in Pittsburgh this week. The Play That Goes Wrong is right as rain and will leave you crying with laughter and delight. (more...)

Aaron Posner Stages Rare KING JOHN At Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Secret deals. Threats of mass destruction. Shifting loyalties. Folger Theatre follows its sold-out run of Macbeth with King John, Shakespeare's rarely performed history play chronicling King John's turbulent reign from 1199 to 1216. Directed by six-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Aaron Posner, the production features Kate Eastwood Norris (Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew) as Philip Faulconbridge (the Bastard) and Holly Twyford (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Arcadia) as Arthur's tragic mother, Constance. Brian Dykstra, last seen on the Folger stage in Romeo and Juliet, will play the inscrutable King John. (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...)

Creative Team Announced For THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Papatango today announce the creative team for The Funeral Director by Iman Qureshi - winner of the 10th annual New Writing Prize. The creative team includes Artistic Director and co-founder of Damsel Productions, Hannah Hauer King (Director), 2017 winner of Best Design at the Wales Theatre Awards, Amy Jane Cook (Designer), WhatsOnStage Award and two time Off West End Award nominee for Best Lighting Design, Jack Weir (Lighting Designer) and Max Pappenheim (Sound Designer) who has extensive credits across London and Broadway and is currently working on Hogarth's Progress at Rose Theatre Kingston. (more...)

Host Of Monday's Innovative Theatre Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Celebrate Off-Off Broadway with the Innovative Theatre Foundation, by joining them when they present the 2018 New York Innovative Theatre Awards on Monday, September 24, 2018. The ceremony will take place at the Centennial Memorial Theatre at 120 West 14th Street, NYC. Tickets to the ceremony are $29 each and can be purchased at www.nyitawards.com/shop. (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...)

Factory Presents THE MEN IN WHITE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Factory presents its 49th Season "Canada at Your Doorstep," six provocative works in the Mainspace that challenge and interrogate popular narratives of Canadian identity. The 2018-2019 season begins with the return of Dora Award-winning playwright Anosh Irani(Bombay Black) to Factory, and the Toronto premiere of his latest play, THE MEN IN WHITE, directed by Philip Akin. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the First Film Clip of GHOST LIGHT Starring Roger Bart, Carol Kane and Cary Elwes
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2018

From writer/director John Stimpson, discover the mystery of Ghost Light, which makes its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Saturday, September 22 at 6:30pm PST at Arclight Culver City. (more...)

BWW Interview: Matthew Smith of AVENUE Q at The Hilberry Theatre says It's Hilarious Because Where Else Can You See Puppets Swear on Stage?
by Katie Laban - Sep 19, 2018

The Hilberry Theatre is kicking off their 56th anniversary with the hilarious musical, Avenue Q, opening this Friday, September 21st in Detroit. The musical with book and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx is a three-time Tony Award winning show, including Best Musical, has been shocking and amusing audiences since it debuted in 2003. What makes Avenue Q different than any other show? It's a hilarious adult-only spoof done with puppets that will keep the audience laughing from the very first musical number until the last note is finishes. BroadwayWorld Detroit had a chance to speak with Matthew Smith, a member of the Hilberry Company, who plays Nicky in Avenue Q about the show, the puppetry, and why everyone should come out for fulfilling night of laughter. (more...)

Autumn Season At Jacksons Lane Gives Prominence To Female Voices
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

This autumn Jacksons Lane puts female artists at the forefront. In an industry still fraught with gender imbalance, this season is packed with bold, disruptive and feminist work by the world's most thrilling circus artists and theatre-makers. Three shows - Raven, Lola and Thunder Road - are exclusively written, directed and performed by women; every show but one has a female protagonist, and female directors and performers outnumber male equivalents. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Casting For The Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Shakespeare's Globe has announced casting for the Winter Season 2018, its plans for a year-long cycle of history plays from February 2019, and Globe Associates, to include Sean Holmes, who is to become Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For DICK WHITTINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Theatr Clwyd today announces full cast for its Christmas pantomime, Dick Whittington - The Purrrrrfect Rock 'N' Roll Panto. Zoe Waterman directs Royce Cronin (King Rhydian the Rat), Toby Falla (Tomos the Cat), Phylip Harries (Sarah the Cook), Daniel Lloyd (Wally Fitzwarren), Alice McKenna (Scratch/Harriet), Peter Mooney (Dick Whittington), Lynwen Haf Roberts (Sultana), Emmy Stonelake (Alice Fitzwarren), Luke Thornton (Sniff/Tom/Guard) and Anna Westlake (Fairy Betty Bowbells). The production opens at Theatr Clwyd on 27 November, with previews from 23 November, and runs until 19 January 2019. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at Berkeley Rep
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents A Doll's House, Part 2, written by Lucas Hnath and directed by Les Waters, which begins previews on Thursday, September 6 and runs through Sunday, October 21. Individual tickets begin at $30 ($15 if you're under 35) and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone at 510 647-2949 beginning August 12, 2018. Subscription tickets are available now.  (more...)

Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label Announce THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE (ORIGINAL SCORE RECORDING)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label today announced that The Beast in the Jungle (Original Score Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday September 14, 2018. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com. (more...)

Tuesday 5(+1): SWEENEY TODD's Weslie Webster and Lauren Marshall
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 18, 2018

Managing to find time amid a typically busy week in Crossville, actors Weslie Webster and Lauren Marshall - who play Mrs. Lovett and the neighborhood beggar woman, respectively - graciously agreed to submit to The Tuesday 5(+1) and to answer our questions with enough candor and intrigue to ensure audiences come see their show! (more...)

DanceWorks Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

After the celebratory  40th Anniversary Season, Mimi Beck, Dance Curator of acclaimed presenter DanceWorks, announced the 2018-19 season with four world premieres and one Toronto premiere featuring artists/companies from Toronto, Montreal, Six Nations, Mexico and New Zealand. TD Bank Group is the premier sponsor for the 2018/19 Mainstage Series. (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...)

Inició Con éxito La Temporada De Macbeth En El Palacio De Bellas Artes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Con la participación de cerca de 200 artistas, entre cantantes, músicos, bailarines y actores, el jueves por la noche en el Palacio de Bellas Artes se llevó a cabo la primera de cuatro funciones de la ópera Macbeth, de Verdi, a cargo de la Compañía Nacional de Ópera del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA). (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...)

Phantasmagoric BLOODY POETRY Opens September 27 At Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

In celebration of the bicentennial of the publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Little Fish Theatre presents Bloody Poetry by Howard Brenton. Opening September 27 at Little Fish Theatre and directed by Ovation Award winner and Little Fish Theatre Artistic Associate Stephanie Coltrin, Bloody Poetry plunges into the bohemian lives of Lord Byron, his mistress, and the Shelleys, and enables the audience to enter their summer Villa - a place where the poets take refuge from the upheaval of their country and turn creative writing into a collective practice of subversive intent and revolutionary ambition. (more...)

West Coast Premiere Stars Tim Cummings And Bree Turner In CAL IN CAMO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Do wounds from the past irrevocably impact our capacity to connect? Lyrical and mysterious, Hoffman's play probes the nature of bonding in family relationships and beyond. With heart aching humor, he explores the revelations we all resist when overcoming the obstacles we must conquer. (more...)

Cast Announced For THE SLEEPY HOLLOW EXPERIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Brian Clowdus Experiences has announced the cast for The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Old Sturbridge Village, set to open in less than a week. The immersive, outdoor theatrical performance has become New England's newest Halloween tradition. Tickets for this fall's run are on sale now at www.osv.org/sleepy-hollow.      (more...)

New York Theatre Festival To Present New York Premiere Of Cathy Tempelsman's RUN-ON SENTENCE At Hudson Guild Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

New York Theatre Festival will present the New York Premiere of Cathy Tempelsman's Run-On Sentence at Hudson Guild Theater (more...)

Stephen Louis Grush to Lead HENRY V at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for Henry V, which will be performed Thursday, October 11, through Sunday, November 11. Stephen Louis Grushportrays the English king. (more...)

Hclab At The Art Of Acting Studio Presents THE TURN OF THE SCREW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

The Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company has announced a limited engagement of Henry James' classic horror tale The Turn of the Screw in an adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher. Under the direction of Don K. Williams, the production will feature Sean Spann and Emily Sulzberger playing a total of 10 roles between them. Opening is set for Saturday, September 29, at 8pm. (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...)

BWW Interview: Brittany Merenda, Projection Designer
by Christine Swerczek - Sep 15, 2018

Brittany Powell Merenda, an award winning professional projection designer based in Traverse City, Michigan, is the resident projection designer for the Parallel 45 Theatre Company in Michigan. She has worked on shows for The Rose Theater and will soon return to Omaha to design ELF THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Hulu & Channel 4's THE BISEXUAL Pre-Bought by Canal Plus, Sky Networks, and Stan
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

'The Bisexual,' a six-part series co-written and directed by Iranian-American filmmaker Desiree Akhavan, has been pre-bought by Canal Plus Group for France and all its territories, Sky Network for New Zealand (TV rights) and Stan for Australia (digital rights), according to Variety. (more...)

Pop-up Globe Announces Extension
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

The creators of Pop-up Globe and Live Nation today announced that after critical acclaim and unprecedented popular demand, four additional weeks of performances will be released at 12 noon today, Friday 14 September, with Pop-up Globe now scheduled to play until 2 December. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE FOREIGNER At Tacoma Little Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Tacoma Little Theatre opens its 100th Anniversary Season with Larry Shue's hilarious classic, The Foreigner, directed by Casi Pruitt. (more...)

BWW Review: Folger's Ambitious Restoration MACBETH
by Roger Catlin - Sep 13, 2018

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Festival Verdi E Verdi Off Scaldano I Motori
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

È a pieni giri la macchina del Teatro Regio di Parma che si avvia alla partenza con l'inaugurazione della terza edizione di Verdi Off venerdi 21 settembre 2018, in Piazza del Duomo, e con l'inaugurazione del Festival Verdi 2018 il prossimo 27 settembre. (more...)

WNO's Presents LA TRAVIATA In The Kennedy Center Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Washington National Opera opens its 2018-2019 season with a stunning new production by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello of Verdi's La traviata, October 6-21, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Tickets start at $45. From the famous brindisi drinking song to the heartbreaking "Addio del passato" aria, the original "Pretty Woman" proves it's better to have loved once than not at all. Verdi's romantic masterpiece and familiar tunes are as timeless as the storyline is contemporary, pitting tensions of social class against Violetta's personal sacrifice. (more...)

La Intriga De Macbeth Envolverá Al Palacio De Bellas Artes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Con la versión estrenada en Florencia en 1847, la Compañía Nacional de Ópera presentará Macbeth, ópera de Giuseppe Verdi basada en el texto creado por William Shakespeare. Ofrecerá funciones los jueves 13 y 20 de septiembre, además del martes 18, a las 20:00 y el domingo 23, a las 17:00 en la Sala Principal del Palacio de Bellas Artes. (more...)

ASP Presents MACBETH and EQUIVOCATION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Actors' Shakespeare Project kicks off their 15th Season with Macbeth and Equivocation in rotating repertory at the United Parish in Brookline. Performances September 26 - November 11 (Press Performance for Macbeth: Saturday, September 28, 8:00 PM; Press Performance for Equivocation: Friday, October 12, 7:30 PM), The Sanctuary, United Parish, 210 Harvard Street, Brookline. For more information visit actorsshakespeareproject.org. (more...)

Acclaimed Soprano Anna Netrebko to Sing Her First Met AIDA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Anna Netrebko makes her Met role debut in the title role of the enslaved Ethiopian princess in Verdi's tragedy of ancient Egypt, Aida, opening September 26. Anita Rachvelishvili sings the role of her formidable rival, Amneris, following the Georgian soprano's critically acclaimed portrayal of Azucena in Verdi's Il Trovatore last season. The cast also features Aleksandrs Antonenko as the warrior Radames, Quinn Kelsey as Aida's father, Amonasro, Dmitry Belosselskiy as the high priest Ramfis, and Ryan Speedo Green as the King, under the baton of Nicola Luisotti. The October 6 matinee will be transmitted worldwide, kicking off the Met's new Live in HD series, now reaching more than 2,000 movie theaters in 73 countries around the world. (more...)

All Female MACBETH Will Bewitch The Sundeck Of The Everly
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Nothing is what it seems. When three witches tell Macbeth that he is destined to occupy the throne of Scotland, he and his wife choose to become the instruments of their fate and to kill the first man standing in their path, the virtuous King Duncan. But to maintain his position, Macbeth must keep on killing. As the atmosphere of guilt and paranoia thickens, Macbeth unleashes a brutal cycle of bloodshed. (more...)

VIDEO: Folger Theatre Begins 2018/19 Season with MACBETH
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2018

Rampant ambition and minds unhinged. Shrieking owls and prophesies foretold. Folger Theatre begins its 2018/19 season with Macbeth, Shakespeare's murderous tragedy seen anew and here, set in London's famous Bedlam asylum for a groundbreaking production integrating period music into a famous variation of the play. (more...)

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