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Photo Flash:Long Wharf Theatre to Present Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, directed by Brendon Fox. (more...)

Photo Flash: Esperance Theater Company Celebrates Opening Night of BREITWISCH FARM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

ESPERANCE THEATER COMPANY is pleased to present the world premiere production of BREITWISCH FARM, a new play inspired by Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, written by Jeremy J. Kamps, and directed by Ryan Quinn. BREITWISCH FARM will play a three-week limited engagement at Town Stages (221 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013). Performances begin Friday, March 2 and continue through Friday, March 16, 2018. Opening Night is Monday, March 5 (7:30 p.m.). Tickets are $30 available at www.esperancetheatercompany.org (more...)

Timely Revival of THE CRUCIBLE Set to Open at The Olney Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Olney Theatre Center brings Arthur Miller's The Crucible directed by Eleanor Holdridge (Fickle: A Fancy French Farce, Hay Fever, I and You) to the Mainstage April 18 - May 20, 2018. (more...)

Award Winning Majestic Rep Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Majestic Repertory Theatre's artistic director Troy Heard announced the company's 2018-19 season today. Featuring seven productions in the MainStage lineup and two productions in the Backstage series, the season includes the world premiere of Amber Ruffin's ("Late Night with Seth Meyers") musical Bigfoot; the regional premiere of Rachel Bykowski's high school football drama Tight End; a full-scale immersive adaptation of Shakespeare's dark comedy Measure for Measure set in 1970s Las Vegas; the Las Vegas premiere of Lucas Hnath's mind (and tongue) twisting A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay about the Death of Walt Disney; intimate new stagings of the classic musical Cabaret, the adolescent angst rock musical Spring Awakening and Thornton WIlder's Our Town; the Vegas premiere of Matthew Lopez's Elvis-meets-drag queens comedy The Legend of Georgia McBride; and the world premiere of Heard's "Tales from the Crypt" tinged holiday thriller Krampus. (more...)

DESPERATE MEASURES To Play New World Stages Beginning 5/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

DESPERATE MEASURES, a musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman (Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), and directed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Marry Harry), will play New World Stages (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), it was announced today by producers Pat Flicker Addiss and Mary Cosette. Following critical and audience acclaim at The New York Musical Festival and The York Theater Company, performances for the open-ended engagement begin May 30th and opening night is set for June 13th. (more...)

Harriet Harris, Graham Rowat, and More Head to the Berkshires for the Summer Season; Full Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

Berkshire Theatre Group has announced casting for the 90th Anniversary Season. BroadwayWorld has the full list of upcoming productions and their casts below! (more...)

BWW Review: Independent Shakespeare Co. Opens New Studio with a Crowd-Pleasing ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
by Ellen Dostal - Mar 27, 2018

In The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a young hotel manager optimistically states, in the face of every disaster: 'In India we have a saying, 'Everything will be alright in the end. So if it's not alright, it is not yet the end.' ' It's the same idea Shakespeare's heroine touts in ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL and, regardless of where it originated, it requires pluck. (more...)

PANIC! Productions Announces Cast For NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

???????Producer Paul Panico, along with Panic! Productions and well-known Casting Director Kymberli McKanna announce the complete cast of their season opening musical production of 2018.  The multi-award and Pulitzer Prize winning "NEXT TO NORMAL" by Brian Yorkey, with music by Tom Kitt.  They are thrilled to have an exceptionally talented team in place.  The acclaimed rock musical will open June 2nd, 2018 at Hillcrest Center For The Arts.  Tickets & info at:  www.panicproductions.org (more...)

Photo Flash: Independent Shakespeare Company Presents ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival announce the debut production in ISC's new and larger performance home, ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, directed by Melissa Chalsma.  ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL will begin previews on Thursday, March 22, opens Saturday, March 24 at 7:30pm and performs through Sunday, April 22 at the ISC Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #130 in Atwater Village. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces PETER PAN Cast Including Fiston Barek & Dennis Herdman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

With British Summer Time (BST) starting this weekend, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have today announced casting for Peter Pan (17 May - 15 June), which launches the 2018 summer season in the final year of the First World War Centenary Commemorations. Fiston Barek takes the title role of Peter Pan and Dennis Herdman plays the role of Captain Hook. (more...)

Meet the Cast of THE ICEMAN COMETH- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 23, 2018

The Iceman Cometh begins previews tonight at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Cast And Creative Team Announces World Premiere Of THE WANDERERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Esther and Schmuli are shy young Orthodox Jews embarking on an arranged marriage, despite barely knowing each other. Abe and Julia are high-profile celebrities embarking on a dangerously flirtatious correspondence, despite being married to other people. On the surface, the lives of these two couples couldn't be more different. But Anna Ziegler's funny, insightful, and mysterious new drama explores the hidden connections between seemingly disparate people, drawing audiences into an intriguing puzzle and a deeply sympathetic look at modern love. (more...)

Epic Theatre Ensemble Promotes Melissa Friedman And James Wallert To Co-Artistic Directors
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Epic Theatre Ensemble, a diverse group of artists and collaborators who empower students through theater to address social issues, particularly in the New York City public schools they serve, today announced two promotions to its executive leadership team. Co-founders Melissa Friedman and James Wallert have been named as Co-Artistic Directors. (more...)

SWEAT, THE MUSIC MAN, and More Lead The Goodman's 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Artistic Director Robert Falls announces Goodman Theatre's new 2018/2019 Season-a 14-play line-up of timely, original and inspired works curated by Falls in collaboration with his artistic associates. The new season, which begins in September and continues through July 2019, includes 10 full productions on the Goodman's stages (856-seat Albert Theatre and 350-seat flexible Owen Theatre) plus three free New Stagesdevelopmental productions, and one TBA production TBA staged as part of the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance's 2018 International Latino Theater Festival. Goodman Theatre memberships, including new flexible packages, are now available for purchase. (more...)

Headlong Announce New Penelope Skinner Show MEEK At The Traverse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

Amy Hodge directs Penelope Skinner's elegantly mysterious new play Meek, an unflinching vision which examines state control and self-control in an unknown theocratic society.  Meek will open at the Traverse Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe before embarking on a UK tour.   Full tour dates to be announced shortly. (more...)

Dallas Opera Presents Mozart's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

???????The Dallas Opera is proud to present one of the most talked about Mozart productions of the decade: DON GIOVANNI in a critically acclaimed production created by Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls for Lyric Opera of Chicago and conducted by Dallas Opera Music Director Emmanuel Villaume. (more...)

Yale Rep Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director), the multiple Tony Award-winning theatre dedicated to the production of new plays and bold interpretations of classic works, has announced its 2018-19 Season. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces casting for DESCRIBE THE NIGHT on the Main Stage and THE PHLEBOTOMIST Downstairs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

In 1920, the Russian writer Isaac Babel reports on a Red Cavalry campaign in Poland. In 1936, Stalin's NKVD chief Nicolai Yezhov unleashes the Great Purge. In 1989, a mysterious KGB agent spying on a woman in Dresden falls in love. In 2010, an aircraft carrying most of the Polish government crashes near the Russian city of Smolensk… (more...)

SHAKE 38 Kicks Off At St. Louis Fashion Fund Incubator
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Designer Sarah Stallmann will use William Shakespeare's 38-play canon to inspire some original clothing ensembles at "Reclamation: Contemporary Fashion and the Canon," SHAKE 38's kick-off event, set for 5 to 7 p.m., on Wed., April 18, at the St. Louis Fashion Fund Incubator (1533 Washington Ave.). The event marks the beginning of the ninth annual five-day community-based marathon of the Bard's work, performed in just about every location imaginable across the St. Louis metro area. (more...)

Factory And Thousand Islands Playhouse Present PRAIRIE NURSE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Factory Theatre concludes another successful season under the leadership of Artistic Director Nina Lee Aquino and Managing Director Jonathan Heppner with Marie Beath Badian's PRAIRIE NURSE, a farcical account of real-life events, directed by Sue Miner in the Mainspace April 21 - May 13, 2018.  This co-production with Thousand Islands Playhouse will run in Gananoque this summer. (more...)

Case Western Reserve University And Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program Ensemble Class Of 2020 Present FIFTH OF JULY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program announces the debut performance of the Class of 2020. Fifth of July, from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson, will run in the Helen Theatre at Playhouse Square. (more...)

READY JET GO! Season Two Blasts Off April 2 on PBS With Girl-Empowering Episodes
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Season 2 of the hit animated space-themed series READY JET GO! blasts off Monday, April 2, on PBS Kids (check local listings) with a special week of girl-empowering episodes that will get young viewers from coast-to-coast psyched about space and science. A brand-new out-of-this-world episode will launch every weekday. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse to Screen Donmar Warehouse Productions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back the Donmar Warehouse to present the American screen premieres of their acclaimed, visceral all-female Shakespeare Trilogy-Julius Caesar, Henry IV, and The Tempest-directed by Phyllida Lloyd, May 31-June 3. In 2016, following a 13-week final repertory season, the plays were filmed in front of a live audience in London and edited for the screen to include separately shot, hand-held and GoPro footage breaking the formality of the traditional live camera "capture" of stage productions. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Presents KING LEAR Starring George Ball
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Rubicon Theatre presents a timely and trenchant production of Shakespeare's tragedy KING LEAR as the centerpiece of the company's 20th Anniversary Season. Directed by Co-Founder James O'Neil, the production features a 20-member cast led by acclaimed actor and company memberGeorge Ball, who has starred in previous Rubicon productions of All My Sons, Man of La Mancha, and Jacques Brel… (New York, L.A., and international companies of the latter). (more...)

Photo Throwback: Nathan Lane Stars in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM in 1996
by Walter McBride - Mar 13, 2018

Take a look back into BroadwayWorld's archives with this throwback from when Nathan Lane starred in Forum in 1996! Check out the photos below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced For CHICAGO In London
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

Joining the previously announced Cuba Gooding Jr, Sarah Soetaert, Josefina Gabrielle and Ruthie Henshall in the multi award-winning CHICAGO at the Phoenix Theatre in London's West End, will be Paul Rider as Amos Hart. Following a successful UK and international tour, and after a 5½-year absence from London, CHICAGO, the winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy, will open at the Phoenix Theatre on Wednesday 11 April 2018, following previews from 26 March. (more...)

Photo Flash: DUTCH MASTERS Opens at The Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

Partial Comfort Productions (Samuel D. Hunter's A Bright New Boise, Robert O'Hara's Booty Candy, Thomas Bradshaw's The Bereaved) presents the New York Premiere of DUTCH MASTERS by Greg Keller (Wit with Cynthia Nixon, Michael Mayer's Uncle Vanya on Broadway). The production marks the directorial debut of Andre Holland (Academy Award-winner Moonlight, Jitney on Broadway). This limited Off-Broadway engagement runs through April 21 at The Wild Project. (more...)

Public Theater Free Mobile Unit's HENRY V Begins At The Public, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin previews for the MOBILE UNIT's production of HENRY V on Monday, April 23.  Directed by Robert O'Hara, the free sit-down run of HENRY V follows a three-week tour to five boroughs bringing Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts. (more...)

The Acting Company Presents William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) presents William Shakespeare's beloved comedy, Twelfth Night, directed by Tony nominee Maria Aitken (The 39 Steps) with a dynamic cast of The Acting Company alumni and ensemble members of Delaware's Resident Ensemble Players (REP). When her ship is wrecked, Viola washes ashore in the unfamiliar land of Illyria and embarks on a journey to find her lost brother. Brimming with music, love and longing, Shakespeare's enchanting play transports audiences to a world of comedic mayhem, mistaken identity and unrequited passion. This co-production with the Resident Ensemble Players comes to Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn), May 10-27. (more...)

TFANA Announces TFANA Talks In Connection With THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) announces four TFANA Talks in connection with its new, critically lauded production of William Shakespeare's tragicomedy The Winter's Tale, directed by OBIE Award-winner Arin Arbus. These free post-performance discussions take placeat Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place), TFANA's home in the Brooklyn Cultural District, where The Winter's Tale runs through April 15 (more...)

Westport Community Theatre Presents YANKEE TAVERN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

Westport Community Theatre is currently producing Yankee Tavern by Steven Dietz. Performances take place from April 13th through the 29th on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays, with a Thursday performance on April 19th at 8:00 p.m. Ruth Anne Baumgartner directs the play, which is produced by Joan Lasprogato. Rachel Dalton, Phil Lorenzo, Frank Smith and Ward Whipple are cast in the production. (more...)

Go Behind the Making Of A Cast Recording with DESPERATE MEASURES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

Tony Award-winning producer Margot Astrachan (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) will be joined by composer David Friedman and Grammy-nominated album producer Rob Sher on the Guild Hall stage on Wednesday, April 16 at 7pm for an insightful discussion answering the question, 'How do all those original cast recordings of our favorite musicals get made?' (more...)

Red Bull Theater Continues Reading Series with THE SECOND MAIDEN'S TRAGEDY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director | Jim Bredeson, Managing Director) today announced the cast for the next REVELATION READING, Thomas Middleton's The Second Maiden's Tragedy, directed by Craig Baldwin: Zainab Jah, Dion Johnstone, Robert Joy, Christopher Michael McFarland, Dion Mucciacito, Denis O'Hare, Bhavesh Patel, Reynaldo Piniella, John-Alexander Sakelos, Lee Sellars, Miriam Silverman, and Sam Tsoutsouvas.  This will take place on Monday April 16th at 7:30 PM at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson Streets).   (more...)

Sam Shepard's BURIED CHILD Comes to Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents Buried Child, written by Sam Shepard and directed by WT Resident Director Kimberly Senior. Buried Child runs May 9 - June 17, 2018 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Seattle Rep Announces Casting For FAMILIAR By Danai Gurira
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced complete casting for its production of Familiar by playwright and actor Danai Gurira, directed by Taibi Magar. A co-production with the Guthrie Theater, Familiar is set in the suburbs of Minneapolis and takes a fresh look at tradition, immigration, and assimilation as a Zimbabwean American family gathers together at their home before the rehearsal dinner for their elder daughter's wedding. (more...)

Meet the Cast of THE LONELIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

After the lauded World Premiere of The Boy Who Danced On Air, Diversionary is proud to produce the World Premiere of another groundbreaking new musical. (more...)

A Reconstructed ROMEO AND JULIET Comes to People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

People's Light proudly presents an inventive, intimate version of one of Shakespeare's most timeless plays. In Romeo & Juliet: A Requiem, the parents, Friar, and Nurse recreate the passion and recklessness of their star-crossed children to face their culpability and seek redemption. (more...)

The Group Rep Presents Ira Levin's Comic Thriller DEATHTRAP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

The Group Rep presents Ira Levin's comic thriller Deathtrap directed by Jules Aaron, produced by Larry Eisenberg. One of the great popular successes of Broadway history and Tony nominated for Best Play in 1978, Deathtrap deals with the devious machinations of a writer of thrillers who is prepared to go to any lengths to improve his fortunes. Deathtrap runs April 6 through May 20 at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood. (more...)

Dallas Opera Announces Cast Change for DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

???????The Dallas Opera is pleased to announce that American baritone Craig Verm will perform the role of Don Giovanni in the three remaining performances of a critically acclaimed production from Lyric Opera of Chicago.  The Charron and Peter Denker Rising Star was originally cast as Masetto in this star-studded international cast.  (more...)

Full Casting Announced For LADIES' DAY At Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

Today, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced the full casting for the in-house production of Amanda Whittington's LADIES' DAY from Friday 13 - Saturday 28 July 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Visits THE VIEW to Discuss ANGELS IN AMERICA, Trump, & More!
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Nathan Lane recently appeared on THE VIEW, where he discussed the amount of research he put into his Angels in America character, Roy Cohn, and Donald Trump of course.  (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's "Shakespeare And Leadership Series" Presents GENDER AND POWER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, is pleased to present its annual Shakespeare and Leadership series, focusing this spring on GENDER AND POWER through scenes of various Shakespeare plays. The event will take place at the Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre at New England Conservatory, on Thursday, April 26. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for DESPERATE MEASURES at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Pat Flicker Addiss and Mary Cossette present Desperate Measures, a new musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman (Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina),and directed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Marry Harry). Desperate Measures has announced full casting and will play New World Stages (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), for an open-ended engagement beginning May 30 with opening night set for June 13. (more...)

Shuler Hensley to Lead THE WHALE, Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

Theatre Royal Bath today announces full casting for the UK premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's The Whale. The production will run at the Ustinov Studio from 26 April to 2 June*, with opening night for press on 3 May. (more...)

FROZEN Starring Suranne Jones Enters Final Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

Bryony Lavery's critically acclaimed play Frozen, starring Suranne Jones (Save Me, Doctor Foster, Scott & Bailey), Nina Sosanya (W1A, Last Tango in Halifax) and Jason Watkins (Line of Duty, Taboo, W1A), will end its scheduled run at Theatre Royal Haymarket on Saturday 5 May 2018. (more...)

Aux Dog's Shakespeare Presents Noir Adaptation Of MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

Albuquerque in a Duke City Noir treatment replaces Vienna in Aux Dog Theatre's adaptation of Measure for Measure, Shakespeare's most subversive comedy, opening Friday April 13, directed by V. J. Liberatori. (more...)

Hip To Hip Theatre Company Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

Hip to Hip Theatre Company's 2018 season has it all: historical saga, epic tragedy, and sparkling comedy. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Presents TWO JEWS WALK INTO A WAR...
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

New Repertory Theatre presents Two Jews Walk into a War…, April 28-May 20, 2018 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $37-$67 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. (more...)

THE WHO'S TOMMY, LITTLE SHOP, THE MUSIC MAN, and More Set For Kennedy Center Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced programming for its 2018-2019 theater season. The upcoming season not only exemplifies the Kennedy Center as a home for the best theater productions from Broadway and around the world, but also reinvigorates the Center's commitment to self-producing world-class theatrical work at the nation's performing arts center. (more...)

Shakespeare BASH'd Explores Consent With A Female Led MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2018

To close out their sold-out season, Shakespeare BASH'd returns to Junction City Music Hall with Measure for Measure. Shakespeare's story of sexual politics, consent, power, and corruption is given a barroom staging. Led by the company's Associate Artistic Director Catherine Rainville (director of Hamlet and Merry Wives of Windsor for BASH'd), the company is bringing a 2018 feminine perspective to their work on this classic play. (more...)

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