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BWW's On This Day - February 9, 2019
by - Feb 9, 2019

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...)

South African Playwright Brett Bailey To Receive France's Top Cultural Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2019

On Tuesday 12 February 2019, Ambassador of France to South Africa, H.E. Mr. Christophe Farnaud, will bestow on South African playwright, Mr. Brett Bailey, the award of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters) on behalf of French President Emmanuel Macron at the Granger Bay Hotel School Restaurant, in Mouille Point, Cape Town. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019. (more...)

FRANKENSTEIN Comes to La Monnaie
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

The disappointment was palpable when midway through the 2015-16 season it became clear that the world premiere of Frankenstein would not go ahead as planned because the set and the special effects were too exacting technically for the temporary infrastructure at Tour & Taxis. Partly because of the many film adaptations, Mary Shelley's modern myth about an idealistic, but arrogant scientist and his 'Creature' still clearly fires the collective imagination, and the expectations of Mark Grey's opera of the same name were running high. However, three seasons later La Monnaie is now more than ready to bring this production to life. All eyes are on the Polish-Lebanese conductor Bassem Akiki and the Spanish director lex Oll . (more...)

Spring Classics Come to Storyhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

Beautiful ballet, stirring opera and contemporary dance are part of an unmissable cultural programme at Storyhouse this spring. (more...)

CSO To Explore Norse Folklore In The NORDIC MYTHS FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov will lead the Columbus Symphony in an exploration of Norse legend and mythology in the Nordic Myths Festival. The program begins with the Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde, Wagner's passionate opera inspired by Celtic myths, followed by Grieg's Piano Concerto, featuring guest pianist Alessio Bax, that immortalizes the beauty of the Nordic landscape. The concert concludes with Sibelius' Lemminkainen Suite, wherein Finnish myths from The Kalevala come to life accompanied by original video art by Jason Gay. (more...)

Trinity Rep Now Accepting Entries For WRITE HERE! WRITE NOW! Play Competition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Trinity Rep's eighth annual playwriting competition for New England High School students, Write Here! Write Now!, is now accepting entries. Students are asked to compose an original ten-minute play and submit it via the online application form. (more...)

We Happy Few Presents MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

We Happy Few follows ambition into bloody madness in March 2019 with Shakespeare's vicious tale of prophecy, violence and desire at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH at Trinity Rep
by Barb Burke - Feb 7, 2019

TrinityRep's Macbeth is full of surprises (more...)

Michael Mayer's Las Vegas-Themed RIGOLETTO Returns To The Met February 12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Michael Mayer's 2013 production of Verdi's Rigoletto, set in a 1960s Las Vegas casino, returns to the Met on February 12, with conductor Nicola Luisotti leading an all-star cast. Initial performances star Nadine Sierra as Gilda, Vittorio Grigolo as the Duke, Roberto Frontali as Rigoletto, Štefan Kocán as Sparafucile, and Ramona Zaharia in her Met debut as Maddalena. In later performances, Rosa Feola makes her Met debut as Gilda, Bryan Hymel sings the Duke for the first time at the Met, George Gagnidze returns as Rigoletto, and Dimitry Ivashchenko reprises his portrayal of Sparafucile. (more...)

Lord Michael Cashman Announced As Omnibus Theatre's Newest Patron
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Omnibus Theatre has announced Lord Michael Cashman, co-founder of Stonewall and leading LGBTQ+ equality rights advocate, as its newest patron. He joins as the sixth high-profile patron from across the arts and theatre community. The announcement comes on the eve of the theatre's 96 Festival, London's only queer arts event held under one roof, taking place from the 19th Feb to 31st March. (more...)

Red Bull Theater Announces THE WHITE DEVIL and MAC BETH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Red Bull Theater today announced details for two upcoming Off-Broadway productions at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street between Bleecker & Hudson Streets). Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ruth Mary Johnson Talks THE WINTER'S TALE at the National Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Feb 6, 2019

BWW talks to Ruth Mary Johnson about her version of The Winter's Tale at the National Theatre and about her philosophy in making theatre works for young people. (more...)

Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For JUNK At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Ayad Akhtar's (Arena's Disgraced) timely tale Junk. Inspired by the real junk bond giants of the 1980s, Akhtar explores how the riveting, hostile takeover of a family-owned manufacturing company paved the way to expose the rise of greed, power, race and wealth that led to reshaping the rules of Wall Street and the world. Directed by Jackie Maxwell, Junk runs April 5 - May 5, 2019 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

THE WOMEN IN BLACK Haunts Seattle Rep This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Over eight million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most successful theatrical horror events ever staged - and it's coming to shock Seattle next month. In the village of Crythin Gifford, the wind howls across the moors and fog creeps mysteriously around the town spires. At the edge of the village's cemetery, young lawyer Arthur Kipps glimpses the figure of a woman, garbed all in black, and is drawn into Crythin's cursed and haunted history. Susan Hill's gothic ghost story, The Woman In Black, comes to spine- tingling life in this cunning stage adaptation by Stephen Mallatratt that has left London's West End theatre-goers enthralled for more than 30 years. Director Robin Herford recreates Mallatratt's original staging from the London West End for this American premiere of the West End Production, touring the U.S. for the first time.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced For THE ELEPHANT MAN At El Portal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Thursday Night Theater Club announce their cast of fourteen for The Elephant Man by playwright Bernard Pomerance.  Robyn Cohen is delighted to be at the helm with such a notable group of actors.   The production opens at El Portal Theatre. Tickets are available at:  www.ElPortalTheatre.com. The show will open March 21 - 23 and April 3 - 14, 2019. (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals of Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For Summer 2019 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Brendan O'Hea returns to direct Globe on Tour, where a company of eight actors will once again offer audiences around the world a trio of plays which this year explore the themes of refuge and displacement. Continuing last summer's experiment, which revived the Shakespearean tradition of allowing audiences to vote for the play they'd like to see, this year's audiences will cast their votes for The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night or Pericles, all stories of lost families, new homes, and what it means to belong. The tour will return to the Globe stage for Refugee Week (17 - 23 June) as part of a wider programme of events in which refugee artists, performers and audiences will all share their stories. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 5, 2019
by - Feb 5, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Madison Lyric Stage Announces 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Madison Lyric Stage, a professional theater company serving the Connecticut Shoreline, announced that its 2019 mainstage season will include: Carlisle Floyd's opera Of Mice and Men, based on the John Steinbeck classic, in May/June; the Stephen Sondheim fairy tale musical Into the Woods in July; and, for Halloween, Engelbert Humperdinck's enchanted opera Hansel and Gretel in October. All three productions will be directed by Marc Deaton. (more...)

Paddy O'Connell to Host COMPANY Post-Show Q&A with Patti LuPone, Rosalie Craig & Marianne Elliott
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

To celebrate last week's successful release of the cast recording as well as two prestigious Critics' Circle Awards for Marianne Elliott's critically acclaimed production ofCompany, broadcaster Paddy O'Connell will be hosting a post-show Q and A at the Gielgud Theatre, with two of the show's stars - Rosalie Craig, who plays the central role of Bobbie and Patti LuPone, who plays Joanne. (more...)

Cast and Creative Set for Pittsburgh CLO's BEYOND THE MOON
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

Pittsburgh CLO announces the cast and creative team of our new Gallery of Heroes production, BEYOND THE MOON,  touring now - May 2019.  (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Cast Of THE HEIRESS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for Ruth and Augustus Goetz's melodrama, The Heiress, suggested by the Henry James novel, Washington Square. After growing up subjected to her father's disinterest and strong resentment, a young woman in the 1850s discovers what love is in her journey towards independence, growth and strength, without an impactful female role model in her life. Directed by Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko, The Heiress runs February 8 - March 10, 2019 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals of Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019. (more...)

Ken Davenport Eager to Bring Harry Belafonte Story to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

Producer Ken Davenport (Once on This Island, Spring Awakening) has obtained the Broadway stage rights to the life story of the great American singer, songwriter, actor and activist, Harry Belafonte. (more...)

New Federal Theatre Presents LOOKING FOR LEROY by Larry Muhammad
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

What is Black theater? How is it defined and by whom? What is the relationship between the Black dramatist, their creation and the Black community at large? 'Looking for Leroy' by Larry Muhammad explores these questions through the legacy of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, who was one of the most important dramatists the 20th century and who defined the role of the Black playwright for our age. This two-character play imagines five encounters between Baraka, a literary lion now in his 60s, and an intern in his 20s who idolizes him, challenges him and aims to be like him. (more...)

Inspired Self-Parody: CYMBELINE at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Feb 17, 2019

The play seems to be a retrospective of Shakespeare's career, with a strong note of self-parody. And with a playwright as fecund as Shakespeare, a 'greatest hits album' would have to be full to bursting. And so that's what Cymbeline is: a 'greatest hits' that refuses to take itself seriously, and invites us to participate in Shakespeare's gentle laugh at himself. (more...)

VIDEO: The Early Night Show With Joshua Turchin Releases "Seasons Of Love" Cover
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

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Cast And Creatives Announced for LIFE AFTER At The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the American premiere of Life After, a rapturously beautiful and stirring new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Britta Johnson. The Globe's own Barry Edelstein directs, with choreography by Ann Yee. Life After will run March 22 - April 28, 2019 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 22-28. (more...)

Hudson Theatre Works Present Harold Pinter's THE CARETAKER Now Running 2/21 To 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Hudson Theatre Works Presents"The Caretaker'by Harold Pinter at their new space 80 Hauxhurst Avenue Weehawken, NJ 07086 on February 21 thru March 10 Thursday - Saturday @8pm, Sunday @5pm (more...)

Hugh Bonneville, Hadley Fraser & More Join Chichester Festival Theatre's Festival 2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Chichester Festival Theatre's Festival 2019 has been announced today by Artistic Director Daniel Evans, offering the colourful variety of work for which Chichester is renowned. New for 2019 is The Spiegeltent, a unique venue for an eclectic range of events. (more...)

Emma Fielding And Katy Stephens Star In MARY'S BABIES At Jermyn Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Artistic Director Tom Littler has announced casting for the world premiere of Mary's Babies. Two of Britain's best-known classical actors, Emma Fielding and Katy Stephens, will co-star in Maud Dromgoole's funny and compelling play about family and fertility. (more...)

They're So in Love! Meet the Cast of KISS ME, KATE- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Feb 14, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara, begins preview performances today. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

CSC Adds Performances To The Run Of William Wharton's BIRDY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) has added three performances to its highly anticipated upcoming production of Birdy, adapted by Naomi Wallace from the novel by William Wharton, and directed by Steven Maler. The production now runs February 27 through March 17 at the Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College in Wellesley. (more...)

Mark Jacoby To Lead The World Premiere Of VILNA By Ira Fuchs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Vilna, a new play by Ira Fuchs directed by Joseph Discher, will begin its limited Off-Broadway World Premiere engagement at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street, between Ninth & Tenth Avenues) on Monday March 11th. Opening Night is set for Wednesday March 20th (7pm). This limited Off-Broadway engagement continues through Sunday April 14th only. (more...)

I HATE SHAKESPEARE By Steph DeFerie Comes To The Producers Club
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

We hate Shakespeare! At least that's what the audience thinks until they get a rip-roaring rundown of Shakespeare's classics. (more...)

BWW Interview: Reed Meschefske of TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND at Santa Fe High School Theatre
by Zoe Burke - Feb 14, 2019

There is something so incredibly special about watching a group of highly disciplined young people coming together to create something bigger than themselves. The collaborative nature of high school drama is like none other, and particularly in programs with strong, knowledgeable leadership (such as the program at Santa Fe High School, led by director Reed Meschefske), the results speak for themselves. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces 2019-2020 Season - PETER PAN, MUCH ADO, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Incoming Artistic Director Simon Godwin today announces Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2019-2020 Season. Godwin's debut season highlights his artistic aspirations for the company to create high quality, exciting, inclusive theatre. Godwin states, This is not my season, but ours, everybody's season. (more...)

Case Western Reserve/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program Offers A Witty, Bubbly Production Of HAY FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program is proud to present Noel Coward's classic comedy Hay Fever. This madcap play about a weekend with the eccentric Bliss family will star the MFA Class of 2020 and a guest performer.  Director Jerrold Scott's production will take the audience back to the 1920's and remind them of the joy of life and fear of boredom. The show will run from February 27th-March 9th in Helen Theatre at Playhouse Square. (more...)

Trinity Rep Announces World Premiere of Lauren Yee's THE SONG OF SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Trinity Rep continues its dedication to bringing new works to the stage with this world premiere from one of the most popular up-and-coming playwrights in the country, Lauren Yee. (more...)

Imitating The Dog To Tour Bold New Retelling Of Joseph Conrad's HEART OF DARKNESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

imitating the dog, one of the UK's most original and innovative performance theatre companies are set to bring their unique theatrical vision to the stage this Spring when they premiere a bold retelling of Joseph Conrad's extraordinarily influential and timely novel - Heart of Darkness. The production will open at CAST, Doncaster from 5 Mar and will then tour till the 11 May 2019. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BLUE DOOR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Get a first look below at the UK premiere of Blue Door, Tanya Barfield's searing play with music which examines family, identity and the African-American male experience. First seen in the US in 2006, the UK stage premiere, directed by Eleanor Rhode and starring  Ray Fearon and Fehinti Balogun, has its opening night for press this evening and will run at Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio until 9 March. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Presents SHORT SHAKESPEARE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents Short Shakespeare! Macbeth, a 75-minute abridged production of William Shakespeare's tale of political intrigue and personal ambition, adapted and directed by Marti Lyons and featuring a dynamic ensemble cast. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At RIGOLETTO at The Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Verdi's tragic jester returns in Michael Mayer's neon-bedecked, Las Vegas-themed production. Baritones Roberto Frontali and George Gagnidze share the title role, and soprano Nadine Sierra reprises her portrayal of Gilda, the role that helped launch her now-blossoming Met career. Tenors Vittorio Grigolo and Bryan Hymel share the role of the lascivious Duke, and Nicola Luisotti conducts. (more...)

Lee Wilkof & More Join Cast of Public Theater's SOCRATES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the world premiere of SOCRATES, written by acclaimed actor, director, and writer Tim Blake Nelson. Directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes and anchoring the Onassis Festival 2019: Democracy is Coming, SOCRATES will begin previews on Tuesday, April 2, with a Joseph Papp Free Preview performance on Wednesday, April 3 in The Public's Martinson Hall. This powerful new play runs through Sunday, May 19, with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 16. (more...)

Artists Lounge Live And A.D. Players Present GET HAPPY: ANGELA INGERSOLL SINGS JUDY GARLAND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

A.D. Players at The George and Artists Lounge Live are pleased to work together again after the success of A Bing Crosby Christmas and present to Houston audiences, Get Happy: Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland , as seen on PBS, on Monday February 25 at 7:30p at The George Theater, 5420 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX, 77056. (more...)

Aquila Theatre to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM & FRANKENSTEIN in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Aquila Theatre, the foremost producer of touring classical theatre in the United States, announces its next productions, William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, adapted by Desiree Sanchez and Peter Meineck. Directed by Aquila's Executive Artistic Director Desiree Sanchez, both plays will be performed in repertory for one weekend only - Friday, April 5th through Sunday, April 7th - at the Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street, NYC). For tickets and more information, visit aquilatheatre.com. (more...)

Stephen S. Miller Presents THE BELLE OF AMHERST At American Theatre Of Actors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

THE BELLE OF AMHERST takes place through the current and past experiences of EMILY DICKINSON'S life from 1830-1886 and is set in her home in Amherst Massachusetts. The reclusive nineteenth-century poet EMILY DICKINSON recollects her past through her work, her diaries and letters, and a few encounters with significant people in her life. WILLIAM LUCE'S classic play shows both the pain and joy of Dickinson's secluded life. (more...)

Off-Broadway Space, Davenport Theatre, Closes Its Doors for Good
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

BroadwayWorld has learned that the Davenport Theatre (354 W 45th St.) has closed to doors for good. Davenport Theatrical Enterprises acquired the Davenport Theatre in 2014, converting a firehouse to a 127-seat main stage theatre and 99-seat loft space. Ken Davenport writes in a recent blog post: (more...)

KING LEAR Comes To Philadelphia's Quintessence Theatre Group
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Quintessence Theatre Group, a professional classic theatre company located in Philadelphia's Mt. Airy neighborhood, takes on Shakespeare's greatest tragedy this spring. KING LEAR, a searing drama about the dangers of absolute power, comes to Quintessence from March 19, 2019 through April 20, 2019. Opening night is Saturday, March 23 at 7:30PM. (more...)

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