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Cast Complete for Mark Rylance-Led FARINELLI AND THE KING on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Blackare have announced complete casting for the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, starring three-time Tony Award-winner (Twelfth Night, Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies) Mark Rylance. (more...)

Q BROTHERS CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Back by popular demand, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the highly anticipated return of the cheeky holiday classic Q Brothers Christmas Carol, from hip-hop sensations the Q Brothers Collective and developed with CST Creative Producer Rick Boynton. After three wildly successful runs in 2013, 2014, and 2015 to sold-out houses, the raucous and irreverent musical event now takes the stage of the Theater's innovative third venue, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, November 21-December 31, 2017. (more...)

Casting Announced for B and VICTORY CONDITION at the Royal Court
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Paul Kaye, Sarah Niles and Danusia Samal have been cast in B by Guillermo Calderon translated by William Gregory and directed by Royal Court Associate Director (International) Sam Pritchard. (more...)

BWW Review: BENNY & JOON at The Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 22, 2017

The 1990's are back in a big way, in fashion, in remakes, and now on stage with a new musical version of the indie hit movie BENNY AND JOON, now playing at the Old Globe through October 22nd. This show has things younger generations may have only heard of, like VHS tapes, pagers, and (gasp) a corded land line! What it also has are some beautiful performances by Hannah Ellis and Bryce Pinkham. (more...)

Figaro! Figaro! Figaro! Seattle Opera Announces BARBER OF SEVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2017

Before trick-or-treating begins, start the fun this October with Seattle Opera's "riotously funny" (The Australian) The Barber of Seville. Following The Wicked Adventures of County Ory ('16), stage director Lindy Hume and Maestro Giacomo Sagripanti return to create yet another colorful, eye-catching production with toe-tapping melodies-including one of the most iconic overtures of all time. The performance also includes an appearance by Juilliard-trained burlesque sensation, Marc Kenison, who performs in Seattle and beyond as Waxie Moon. Kenison will bring his comedic and dance stylings to the highly physical role of Ambrogio. (more...)

Cast Complete for 5th Avenue Theatre's New Staging of RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced full casting for its evocative new production of Ragtime, which begins rehearsals today. A tale of family, heart and perseverance at the turn of the 20th century, Ragtime is a vital story about the headstrong and determined individuals and their families who helped make the United States a diverse and thriving nation. (more...)

Tina Turner Musical TINA to Open in West End April 2018 at Aldwych Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Today, 15 September 2017, Stage Entertainment are pleased to confirm that TINA, a new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, will open at the Aldwych Theatre in April 2018. Performances will begin on 21 March 2018 with press night on 17 April 2018. TINA is initially booking to 16 June 2018. (more...)

Emmy Nominee Polly Draper and More to Star in 20TH CENTURY BLUES Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Producer Lida Orzeck and Executive Producer Eva Price have announced the cast of the New York premiere of the new play, 20TH CENTURY BLUES, from Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winner and two-time OBIE Award-winning playwright Susan Miller (MY LEFT BREAST). (more...)

David Harrower's KNIVES IN HENS to Make NYC Debut at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

59E59 Theaters will present the NYC premiere of KNIVES IN HENS, written by David Harrower and directed by Paul Takacs. Produced by The Shop, KNIVES IN HENS begins performances on Thursday, October 19 for a limited engagement through Sunday, November 12. Press Opening is Sunday, October 29 at 3:30 PM. (more...)

Steamy ANTONY & CLEOPATRA to Open Folger Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Folger Theatre launches its 2017/18 season of power, passion, and politics with William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra. (more...)

Philadelphia Artists' Collective Brings IPHIGENIA AT AULIS to the USS Olympia
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

A nation on the brink of war. A family on the edge of collapse. An army poised to strike, but unable to sail - unless their great general sacrifices his daughter. The PAC (The Sea Plays, Creditors) returns to the Fringe aboard the historic USS Olympia to present Euripides' heartbreaking tragedy of human folly. (more...)

THE (R)EVOLUTION OF STEVE JOBS Comes to Seattle Opera in 2019
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

A new artistic collaboration between Seattle Opera and three partner organizations will result in a world-premiere inspired by the late Steve Jobs, visionary co-founder of Apple and Pixar. The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs will first play at Santa Fe Opera in July 2017 before coming to Seattle Opera for its west coast premiere during the 2018/19 season. (more...)

Mark Rylance to Reign on Broadway in FARINELLI AND THE KING This Winter
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Mark Rylance, three-time Tony Award winner (Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing, Twelfth Night) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies), will return to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of FARINELLI AND THE KING, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen, it was announced today by producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Black. (more...)

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

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Scoop: REIGN on THE CW - Friday, June 9, 2017
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Scoop: REIGN Series Finale on THE CW - Friday, June 16, 2017
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Scoop: REIGN on THE CW - Friday, May 19, 2017
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BWW Review: KING ELIZABETH Rules Triumphant at The Gamm
by Veronica Bruscini - May 2, 2017

KING ELIZABETH makes for wonderful theater. The narrative is equally enjoyable and thought-provoking, the cast impeccable -- this production is a crowning achievement for The Gamm. (more...)

Scoop: REIGN on THE CW - Friday, June 9, 2017
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Scoop: REIGN on THE CW - Friday, June 2, 2017
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Photo Flash: First Look at Gamm Theatre's KING ELIZABETH
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

This thrilling new version of Schiller's classic Mary Stuart pits the ousted queen of Scotland against the reigning queen of England in a titanic battle of wills. (more...)

Book Now For Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams in MARY STUART
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out season at the Almeida in 2016-17, Robert Icke's new adaptation of Mary Stuart transfers to the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End for a limited run, playing 13 January to 31 March 2018. Book tickets here from just £13 (more...)

ONE VOICE AT THE OLD VIC to Feature Monologues by Mark Watson, Amelia Bullmore, and Yasmina Reza
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Old Vic today announced the next One Voice at The Old Vic which will take place on 7 July featuring new monologues written by Mark Watson and Amelia Bullmore performed by Katherine Parkinson and Niamh Cusack as well as a monologue by Yasmina Reza. (more...)

Robert Icke's Acclaimed Almeida Production of MARY STUART Transfers to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out season at the Almeida in 2016-17, Robert Icke's new adaptation of Mary Stuart transfers to the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End from Saturday 13 January for a limited run. (more...)

LOVE IS A DIRTY WORD to Premiere at VS. Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Tilted Field, in association with VS. Theatre Company, is proud to present the World Premiere of Giovanni Adams' new play Love is a Dirty Word, opening in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 17th at 8:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Andrew Scott, Jessica Brown Findlay and More in HAMLET in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984) ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, transfers to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. Hamlet will run for a limited season only now through 2 September 2017 with press night tomorrow 15 June. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces 2017 Autumn Programme
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse announces today two new plays for the 2017 autumn period.  Internationally-acclaimed theatre artist, Yael Farber, makes her Donmar debut directing David Harrower's haunting Knives in Hens with full casting that includes Christian Cook, Judith Roddy and Matt Ryan.  This will be the play's first major London revival since its premiere in 1995, when it instantly established Harrower as one of the UK's leading playwrights.  (more...)

Second Thought to Close 2017 Season with World Premiere of THE NECESSITIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Second Thought Theatre closes its 2017 season of change with the world premiere of The Necessities by Dallas-based playwright and artist Blake Hackler. Joel Ferrell, Associate Artistic Director for the Dallas Theater Center, returns to direct after previously directing Othello and Gruesome Playground Injuries for the company. (more...)

Scoop: REIGN - Series Finale on THE CW - Friday, June 16, 2017
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Ken Ludwig's Epic Adventure THE THREE MUSKETEERS to Begin Next Week at Pennsylvania Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

This swashbuckling romp abounds with comedy, danger, and romance. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's production of Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers previews July 12 and 13, opens July 14, and continues through August 6 in repertory with Shakespeare's As You Like It at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University. (more...)

Russell Tovey, Mark Bonnar & More Announced For QUEERS At Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

The Old Vic today announces casting for Queers, a series of eight monologues curated by Mark Gatiss. Staged on 28 and 31 July at The Old Vic, they mark 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 began the decriminalisation process for homosexuality between men. Queers celebrates some of the most poignant, funny, tragic and riotous moments of British gay male history over the last century.  (more...)

Casting Announced for OF KITH AND KIN, DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS, and UNCLE VANYA at Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announced casting for three productions in his inaugural season - Of Kith and Kin, Desire Under the Elms and Uncle Vanya. (more...)

Cambridge Arts Theatre Announces Spectacular Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Cambridge Arts Theatre's autumn season is now on sale, boasting an exceptional line-up of distinguished dramas, acclaimed post and pre-West End productions, famous faces and one-night events. Catering for all artistic tastes, the autumn season showcases the very best of the West End and beyond. (more...)

Josh Young, Kirsten Scott, Jamie Laverdiere, Darnell Abraham and More to Lead RAGTIME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse has created an all new production of the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime, on stage from August 2 to August 26. This sweeping musical is complete with a cast and creative team of Broadway veterans including Kirsten Scott, Jamie LaVerdiere, Darnell Abraham, Lindsay Roberts, Tony-Award nominee Josh Young, Director Seth Sklar-Heyn and Set and Projection Designer Tim Mackabee. The Ogunquit production will also feature the original Tony-nominated costumes by Santo Loquasto. (more...)

Tonic Celebrates Harriet Walter, Marianne Elliott and Nina Steiger in The Fourth Panel Event From Tonic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Tonic Theatre has just announced the full panel for their fourth Tonic Celebrates, which will take place at the Soho Theatre Upstairs on the 31st July. Tonic Theatre's Director Lucy Kerbel will chair the conversation between acclaimed actress and writer Dame Harriet Walter, award-winning director Marianne Elliott and dramaturg Nina Steiger. (more...)

THE TWILIGHT ZONE, Mike Bartlett Premiere and More Slated for Almeida Theatre's New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold said: 'We are thrilled to present three major new productions at the Almeida, including two world premieres and one rare revival. Spanning the Atlantic and beyond, this season is a timely and limitless interrogation into contemporary cultural anxieties and the power we have over our own lives.' (more...)

Tisha Campbell-Martin, Hamish Linklater and Steven Weber Complete Cast of MAMMA MIA! at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Tisha Campbell-Martin as Tanya, Hamish Linklater as Harry and Steven Weber as Bill. (more...)

Scoop: NCIS on CBS - Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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Pioneer Theatre Company Presents THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

The Pioneer Theatre Company production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will begin performances on September 15, 2017 and continue through September 30, 2017. The Tony Award-winning play by Simon Stephens is adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel and directed by PTC Artistic Director Karen Azenberg. (more...)

Women in Theater: Chatting with Jenn Thompson - Director of Goodspeed's OKLAHOMA
by Lauren Yarger - Aug 29, 2017

Chatting with Jenn Thompson, director of @Goodspeed's OKLAHOMA! (more...)

Matthew Kelly to Lead DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS at Sheffield Theatres; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Artistic director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, today announced the full cast for Eugene O'Neill's, Desire Under the Elms, in his inaugural season. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Dr. Seuss' THE LORAX' at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Old Vic today announced full casting for Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, which returns to The Old Vic stage for a limited run opening on Tuesday 24 October, with previews from Sunday 15 October 2017, prior to international dates in Canada and the USA. (more...)

Breaking: Jin Ha & More Join Clive Owen in M. BUTTERFLY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, Doug Morris and Spencer Ross today announce full casting for the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award®-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY, directed by Tony Award® winner Julie Taymor. (more...)

Robert Icke's West End Transfer of HAMLET to Close Next Month; Set for Broadcast on BBC Two in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Audiences have under a month left to enjoy the multi award-winning Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984) innovative production of Hamlet, starring Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Pride and Cock) live on stage, which must end on 2 September 2017 at the Harold Pinter Theatre. (more...)

Scoop: REIGN on THE CW - Today, April 28, 2017
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Links in the Chain... Meet the Cast of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Opening Tonight!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 25, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), officially opens tonight, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Below, get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Scoop: REIGN on THE CW - Friday, May 12, 2017
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