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Maxine Peake & Brian Gleeson Join Desiree Akhavan in THE BISEXUAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

Fresh from winning the Grand Jury prize at Sundance, Iranian-American filmmaker Desiree Akhavan writes, directs and stars in The Bisexual, a painfully funny comedy series that explores the differences between dating men and women from the perspective of a person who finds herself doing both. (more...)

BWW Review: Lucia Stetson Brings a Regal, Enigmatic EVITA to CPCC
by Perry Tannenbaum - Feb 23, 2018

CPCC Theatre's EVITA sports spectacular sets and costumes along with a regal, enigmatic leading lady who can belt, but they need to fix the audio for the leading men. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Announces 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (CSC) announced the titles for its 25th Anniversary at The Otto M. Budig Theater in an event on February 21. CSC's 2018-2019 Season is generously sponsored by The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation and all productions will feature Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's Resident Company of Actors. (more...)

National Theatre To Tour MACBETH To Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

In autumn 2018 into 2019 following its sold-out London run, the National Theatre will tour Shakespeare's most intense tragedy, Macbeth. This epic and visually daring production will embark on a tour of the UK and Ireland visiting Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 12 - Saturday 16 March 2019. (more...)

CT Rep Begins THE CRUCIBLE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) begins the second half of the 2017-18 season with the Tony Award-winning classic, "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. Paul Mullins will direct. Performances will be held in the Nafe Katter Theatre from February 22nd through March 4th, 2018. For tickets and information, please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

The Columbus Symphony To Perform Brahms' Requiem
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Brahms' A German Requiem is a work that surpasses religious context to convey peace and hope through the power of music. Conducted by CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov and featuring guest vocalists Abigail Rethwisch and Jarrett Ott, as well as the Columbus Symphony Chorus, this program pairs the music of Brahms with Leino Songs, a mystical song cycle by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. (more...)

MANGLED BEAMS Looks At Native American Iron Workers Who Cleared Debris On 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

American Indian Artists Inc. (AMERINDA) will present the World Premiere of MANGLED BEAMS by Dawn Jamieson. Directed by Christen Omantra Callahan, previews begin on April 13 at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at The A.R.T./New York Theatres. Opening night is slated for Thursday, April 19. (more...)

New Jersey Corporations Join Forces To Support Local Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

??????? Three of New Jersey's top corporations, Bank of America, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, and PSEG Foundation, have once again joined forces with the New Jersey State Arts Council to support the 21st annual  Stages Festival ("Stages"). Stages will offer over 90 theatre performances and programs for children and adults free of charge or at significantly discounted rates. Events will take place at theatres, art centers, libraries, schools, and other community venues from March 1st to the 31st, across the state. (more...)

Soho Rep Adds Second Extension For IS GOD IS, Now Through 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Soho Rep. (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director), has extended the world premiere of Aleshea Harris's Relentless Award-winning Is God Is, directed by Taibi Magar, a second time, through March 31. (more...)

Arena Stage Announces Full Cast for TWO TRAINS RUNNING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for August Wilson's quintessential epic drama Two Trains Running. Confronted with a rapidly changing world in the wake of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the looming demolition of Memphis Lee's diner, Memphis and his regular customers struggle to maintain their solidarity and sense of pride. (more...)

Kate Shindle, Janet Dacal, and More Will Join Harry Connick, Jr in Paper Mill's THE STING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today the cast and creative team of the world premiere production of the new musical The Sting, based on the 1973 film, and with book by Bob Martin, music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis with Harry Connick, Jr. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Artistic Director Edward Hall announces Hampstead Theatre's spring/summer season. The UK premiere of Rajiv Joseph's darkly comic post-truth play Describe the Night will be directed by Lisa Spirling. The world premiere of Jemma Kennedy's blisteringly entertaining Genesis Inc. will be directed by Laurie Sansom. The world premiere of Fiona Doyle's haunting and provocative new drama The Strange Death of John Doe will be directed by Artistic Director Edward Hall for Hampstead Downstairs. The production is a Hampstead Theatre commission and a finalist for The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Under 30s can access Priority Booking for all shows via The Downstairs Club - Hampstead's free membership scheme to allow better access to the cheaper seats. (more...)

Carly Zien and Philip Goodwin to star in George Street Playhouse's TRYING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

George Street Playhouse, located at 103 College Farm Road in New Brunswick, today announced the casting of Philip Goodwin (Broadway's The Diary of Anne Frank, The School for Scandal) and Carly Zien (Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, POP TV's Nightcap) in Trying by Joanna McClelland Glass, on stage March 13 - April 8, 2018. The poignant drama will be directed by Jim Jack, who will be helming his second GSP mainstage production following the widely acclaimed 2016 production of My Name is Asher Lev. (more...)

Theatre Royal Brings MACBETH to Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

In autumn 2018 following its sold-out London run, the National Theatre will tour Shakespeare's most intense tragedy, Macbeth. This epic and visually daring production will embark on an 18-venue tour of the UK and Ireland from September 2018 - March 2019, with a week at Theatre Royal, Glasgow from Tuesday 19 February. (more...)

National Theatre Announces New Casting for Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

New casting announced for the new National Theatre season. Full cast has been announced for Brian Friel's Translations including Colin Morgan and Ciaran Hinds, part of the Travelex season with thousands of tickets available at £15. Eric Kofi Abrefa and Thalissa Teixeira join Vanessa Kirby in the cast of Julie, part of the Travelex season with thousands of tickets available at £15. Sam Mendes directs The Lehman Trilogy, a co-production with Neal Street Productions, cast includes Adam Godley, Ben Miles and Simon Russell Beale. Full casting is announced for the award winning An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, transferring to the National Theatre in a co-production with the Orange Tree Theatre. The NT will tour to 30 venues in 27 towns and cities across the UK and Ireland, for a total of 83 playing weeks over the next year. Rufus Norris' Macbeth to tour to 18 venues across the UK and Ireland from autumn 2018. War Horse returns to the National Theatre marking the centenary of Armistice Day. (more...)

Primary Stages Announces Additional Winter Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

PRIMARY STAGES (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director; Casey Childs, Founder) announced today additional programming and events for the Winter 2018 season. (more...)

Palm Beach Opera Renews Contract Of Chief Conductor Maestro David Stern
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Palm Beach Opera is proud to announce it is renewing Chief Conductor Maestro David Stern's contract with the company for another three-year term, which will include conducting two mainstage productions for the upcoming 2018-2019 season. (more...)

New York Premiere Of BABETTE'S FEAST Will Begin An Open-Ended Off-Broadway Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

???????Based on the short story by Isak Dinesen (and made famous by the 1987 Academy Award-winning film), Babette's Feast will begin performances Wednesday March 14th at the Theatre at Saint Clement's (423 West 46th Street, between Ninth & Tenth Avenues) for an open-ended Off-Broadway engagement.  Opening Night is set for Sunday March 25th (5pm).  The performance runs 90 minutes with no intermission. (more...)

Curtain Rises on Dynamic New Double Act Between Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Dundee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

When the smash Broadway musical Spring Awakening opens to audiences in Glasgow and Dundee in March, the curtain will rise on a dynamic new partnership between two of the country's leading arts institutions. (more...)

Rasaka And Vitalist's MERCHANT ON VENICE Opens 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

MERCHANT ON VENICE explores empathy and grace, as well as blame and internalized and externalized religious bigotry, while mixing it up with the clash/mash of South Asian culture in Los Angeles. (more...)

GREYSON MATTERS, A New Play Directed By Luke Tudball Set For Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Under the direction of Luke Tudball ( SINGLEMARRIEDGIRL, Love,Sex, Anarchy, Swing/Fish Tacos, Personals ), Greyson Matters, is set for an industry staged reading at 7p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Jacob Krueger Studios, 247 W. 35th St. Manhattan, 6th Floor. (more...)

Charlie Brooks and Patrick Ryecart Join Janie Dee In New Torben Betts Play Monogamy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Charlie Brooks and Patrick Ryecart will play Sally and Mike respectively in the UK tour and London run of Torben Betts's new play MONOGAMY, joining the previously announced Janie Dee as Caroline Mortimer. They are joined by Jack Archer as Leo, Genevieve Gaunt as Amanda and Jack Sandle as Graeme. (more...)

Little Fish Theatre's Collision Course To Romance, THE BALCONY SCENE, Opens March 15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

???????Adjoining balconies set the scene in Little Fish Theatre's first midweek show of its 2018 season. Written by Emmy Award-nominated television writer Wil Calhoun and directed by Little Fish Theatre Company Member Bill Wolski, The Balcony Scene places two decidedly different people on touching terraces and sets them on an unexpected collision course to romance. (more...)

Yale Rep Presents Suzan-Lori Parks's FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, Parts 1, 2 & 3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Liz Diamond, March 16-April 7, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 22. Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 is a co-production with San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater, where it will play April 25-May 20. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting for THE WAY OF THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for James Macdonald's new revival of William Congreve's Restoration comedy masterpiece The Way of The World. Haydn Gwynne will be playing the role of Lady Wishfort, replacing Linda Bassett who has sadly had to withdraw from the production before the start of rehearsals for personal reasons. (more...)

BWW Review: MISERY at Great Lakes Theater
by Roy Berko - Feb 19, 2018

When Great Lakes Theater Festival announced in June, 2009, that it's Associate Artistic Director, Andrew May, was no longer going to be part of the company, many CLE theatre-goers were shocked. (more...)

On Her Shoulders presents PAULINE HOPKINS, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

On Her Shoulders is pleased to present a staged reading of PECILIAR SAM by Pauline Hopkins, directed by Arminda Thomas on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Doors open at 6:45pm for a prompt start at 7:00pm with The Play in Context Introduction by Celia Braxton, who situates the script in its historical time and place,. Admission is by Donation. Running time, including a post-performance Q&A is approximately 100 minutes. The performance is at The New School, Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, New York, NY. R.S.V.P. to OnHerShouldersReservations@gmail.com. (more...)

GLT presents Shakespeare's Towering Tragedy MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

 Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland's Classic Company, continues the second half its 56th season with Shakespeare's towering tragedy Macbeth. The production will be performed in the company's intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square, March 29 - April 15, 2018. GLT's Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee directs the production. (more...)

Premiere Of Louis Viljoen's Gripping Horror-Comedy THE DEMON BRIDE Comes to Woordfees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

The latest play from multiple award-winning playwright and director Louis Viljoen, THE DEMON BRIDE, has its premiere at the University of Stellenbosch (US) Woordfees from 8 to 10 March. (more...)

Madison Lyric Stage Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

Madison Lyric Stage, an award-winning, professional theater company serving the Connecticut Shoreline, announced that its 2018 mainstage season will include the religious thriller Agnes of God in April, the Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical comedy Company in July, and the Benjamin Britten suspense opera The Turn of the Screw in October. For the first time, the company will produce, in May, a young artist production of the Stephen Schwartz musical Godspell. (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents Inside Asolo Rep: RHINOCEROS and ROE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

Asolo Rep will host Inside Asolo Rep: RHINOCEROS and ROE on Wednesday, February 28 at 11am, with refreshments at 10:30am. This insightful behind-the-scenes panel will feature Frank Galati (Director, RHINOCEROS), Lavina Jadhwani (Director, ROE), Peggy Roeder (Queen Elizabeth, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE; Mrs. Boeuf, RHINOCEROS); and Terri Weagant (Norma McCorvey, ROE). The discussion will be moderated by Asolo Rep Dramaturg and Literary Manager Paul Adolphsen. (more...)

Melba LaRose's "After the Wall" Premieres as Part Writers Block 2018 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2018

After the Wall, a multicultural, multidimensional, multidisciplinary, multimedia play about walls around the world and throughout time, takes the stage in a one night only preview at Howl! Happening. With comedy, drama, song, dance, projections, and soundscapes that envelop the audience, this theatrical extravaganza aims to shake us up and start the conversation. (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...)


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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...)

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...)

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