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COMPANY Leads October's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Sep 29, 2018

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From gender-flipped Sondheim to David Hare and Martin McDonagh, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld reviews, interviews and features! (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...)

Full Casting Announced For West End's CAROLINE OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Full casting has been announced for Caroline, Or Change, the celebrated musical written by Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America, with a soaring score from Tony Award-winning Jeanine Tesori, which will run at the West End's Playhouse Theatre from 20 November 2018 to 9 February 2019. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hayley Atwell, Jack Lowden, and the Cast in Rehearsal For MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

The Donmar Warehouse has released rehearsal images of Measure for Measure which opens on Thursday 11 October (with previews from Friday 28 September). Directed by Artistic Director Josie Rourke it stars Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden who will alternate the roles of the powerful Deputy and the powerless Novice within every performance. (more...)

Bird College - Dance, Music And Theatre Performance Announces Gary Avis As The College's New Patron
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Bird College - Dance, Music and Theatre Performance today announces that Gary Avis MBE will join the College as a new patron, working alongside existing patrons Christopher Biggins, Baroness Tessa Blackstone, Lara Pulver, Liz Robertson and Dougie Squires OBEMVO, adding to the breadth of ambassadors for the College. (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...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Musical Director Ben Houghton (Broadway Babies) leads the talented cast that brought you the sold-out run of Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, this time showing off their vocal chops and off-beat talents in a one-night performance entitled, 'Talented People Doing Things: A Peanuts Variety Show'. Tessa Faye (Pokemon, Electric Company) and Nikki MacCallum (Caroline's, Dangerfield's, VH1) will host the Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 9:30 p.m. evening show, which is taking place at Broadway's newest and funkiest cabaret space The Green Room 42. (more...)

World Premiere of MY STATION IN LIFE Opens This Week At Gloucester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Gloucester Stage Company wraps up its 39th season of professional theater with the world premiere of Ken Riaf's My Station in Life from October 12 through October 28 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. From the rubble of his studio dungeon, Simon Geller, the last standing single-handed radio operator in the country, broadcasts commercial free classical music from Gloucester - the town that loves and endures his peculiar presence. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rehearsal Pictures Released For Michael Frayn's HERE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

Michael Frayn's rarely produced comedy about love and living together opens at Greenwich Theatre on 9 October for a strictly limited 6 performance run as part of Greenwich Performs, a new annual multi-arts festival supported by the Peter Harris Trust. (more...)

Sprout Works Presents ROLLER DYNASTY Written By Ryan Drake, Directed By Emma Miller
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

Sprout Works's world premiere of Roller Dynasty' written by Ryan Drake and directed by Emma Miller, will open on November 8, 2018 at 8pm. (more...)

The 'Broadwaysted' Podcast Welcomes Stars of DESPERATE MEASURES, NEUROSIS, TRAINSPOTTING: LIVE!
by Broadwaysted - Oct 3, 2018

This week the Broadwaysted Crew is venturing away from the Great White Way to bring you our chats with cast members from three different Off-Broadway shows that you should check out this season! To get us in the spirit, we're pouring out Montelobos Mezcal in the studio while Game Master Kimberly challenges Bryan and Kevin with a special 'Off-Broadway' Quiz.  (more...)

Cozy Up For The Holiday Classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL At Orlando Shakes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF's production of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and adapted by Jim Helsinger runs from November 28 - December 30, 2018. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Presents PARADISE BLUE Beginngin November 21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents Paradise Blue by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Awoye Timpo, from November 21 through December 16, 2018. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For Paulette Randall's DOCTOR FAUSTUS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce the full cast of Paulette Randall's Doctor Faustus, opening in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on Saturday 1 December. (more...)

The Public's Free Mobile Unit Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin previews for the MOBILE UNIT's production of Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM on Sunday, October 28. Directed by Jenny Koons, the free sit-down run of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM follows a three-week tour to five boroughs bringing Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM will run through Saturday, November 17 with an official press opening on Friday, November 2. (more...)

Meet The Women Of Steppenwolf's LA RUTA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

This December, Steppenwolf Theatre Company is proud to present the world premiere production of La Ruta by acclaimed Chicago playwright Isaac Gomez, directed by ensemble member Sandra Marquez. Featuring ensemble member Karen Rodriguez along with an eight-member all female Latinx cast, La Ruta is inspired by the lives of Mexican women who live, work-and disappear-along a Ciudad Juarez bus route. La Ruta weaves live music through a story of resilience in the wake of loss. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND At Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

The Almeida Theatre today announces the full cast for Joe Hill-Gibbins's new production of Shakespeare's The Tragedy of King Richard the Second, with Simon Russell Beale in the title role. (more...)

Danai Gurira to Be Honored at Steppenwolf's 10th Annual Women in the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces OBIE, Helen Hayes and NAACP Award-winning actor and playwright Danai Gurira as the honoree at the 10th annual Steppenwolf Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon (more...)

BWW Interview: Edward Bennett Talks MACBETH
by Rona Kelly - Oct 22, 2018

Edward Bennett returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company for his third season, appearing in Polly Findlay's Macbeth. As the production comes to London, Bennett gives us an insight into Findlay's rehearsal room, discusses how Macduff is similar to previous roles he's played here, and also shares his own superstitions surrounding the Scottish Play and theatre... (more...)

Meet the Cast of THE FERRYMAN- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Oct 2, 2018

The Ferryman has come to Broadway hot off its acclaimed West End run. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Orlando Shakes' IRMA VEP
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

A two-man comedy, Irma Vep - A Penny Dreadful, produced by Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF, runs from October 10 - November 18, 2018 in the Goldman Theater. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/19 - COME FROM AWAY, TITANIC, HUNCHBACK and More!
by BWW Special - Oct 19, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature COME FROM AWAY, TITANIC, HUNCHBACK and more! (more...)

Shakespeare Uncovered Concludes with Six New Stories Behind Shakespeare's Greatest Plays, Continuing 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

The fascinating history behind Shakespeare's greatest plays continues with a third series of Shakespeare Uncovered, premiering Fridays, October 12-26 on PBS (check local listings) and streaming the following day at and on PBS apps. The ambitious series concludes with celebrated new hosts Helen Hunt, F. Murray Abraham, Romola Garai, Brian Cox, Simon Russell Beale and Sir Antony Sher, who seamlessly weave their personal passions with history, biography, iconic performances and new analysis to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare's famous works. The final season investigates “Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Merchant of Venice,” “Measure for Measure,” “Julius Caesar,” “The Winter's Tale” and “Richard III.”  (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For SWEAT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for Lynette Linton's production of Sweat by Lynn Nottage. Casting includes Leanne Best, Patrick Gibson, Osy Ikhile, Wil Johnson, Stuart McQuarrie, Clare Perkins, Martha Plimpton, Sule Rimi and Sebastian Viveros. (more...)

Damien Ryan Adapts Shakespeare's History Cycle for Sport for Jove's 10th Anniversary Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

This summer Sport for Jove celebrates ten incredible years of theatre-making, ten summers of thrilling and surprising outdoor theatre, with our most immersive and ambitious season yet: Shakespeare's Rose Riot. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

TSG Theatricals announces the developmental reading of "Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins" by Allison and Margaret Engel at the Tony Kiser Theater on Monday, November 5 at 7pm. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For World Premiere Of David Walliams' BILLIONAIRE BOY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Sam Hodges today announces the full cast for the world premiere stage adaptation of David Walliams' Billionaire Boy The Musical. Luke Shepard directs Alex "Teddy" Clements (MD / Ensemble), Ryan Heenan (Joe Spud), Avita Jay (Sapphire / Raj), Eleanor Kane (Lauren), Lem Knights (Bob), Jared Leathwood (Dave Grubb), Natalie Morgan (Sue Grubb), Daisy Noir (Drummer / Ensemble), Dean Nolan (Len Spud) and Sophia Nomvete (Bobs Mum (Gwen). The production, which marks Miranda Cooper and Nick Coler's first musical opens on 28 November, with previews from 19 November, and runs until 6 January in Southampton. Billionaire Boy The Musical then tours to Manchester, Coventry and Cardiff. (more...)

THIRST & FOG Will Offer $10 Tickets For Eugene O'Neill's 130th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

In honor of Eugene O'Neill's 130th birthday, the previously announced production of THIRST & FOG at Theaterlab will be offering special discount tickets for its upcoming limited engagement running this week from 10/18 - 10/21. (more...)

Theaterlab Presents David Sauvage's EMPATH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

After a sold-out run this April, Theaterlab is delighted to bring back EMPATH, a one-man show about emotional superpowers by David Sauvage. The show follows its creator's winding path from self-proclaimed "typical Jewish cynic" through the discovery of his gift for experiencing the emotions of others, to genre-defying performance-artist-intuitive. (more...)

MEASURE FOR MEASURE Extends At The Donmar Warehouse Until 1 December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

The Donmar Warehouse today announces the extension due to exceptional demand of Measure for Measure, now booking performances until Saturday 1 December 2018. Friday 30 November will be a performance dedicated solely to YOUNG+FREE audiences aged 25 and under, enabling even more young audiences the opportunity to experience Shakespeare's exploration of sex and power. YOUNG+FREE is funded through the generosity of audiences via the Donmar's PAY IT FORWARD scheme. These donations have allowed the Donmar to allocate more than 12,000 free tickets to those aged 25 and under since the scheme began. Tickets to the YOUNG+FREE Friday performance will be allocated by ballot at the end of October. The ballot is now open for entries by signing up to the YOUNG+FREE mailing list at (more...)

The Old Globe Celebrates New Voices In The Community
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

The Old Globe announces its inaugural New Voices in the Community series: free public performances at libraries across San Diego County, followed by conversations with the playwrights and experts in the community. The first New Voices in the Community features three solo shows by women: Hold These Truths by Jeanne Sakata, "A" Train by Anne Torsiglieri, and Unveiled: A One-Woman Play by Rohina Malik. (more...)

Bridge Theatre Announces Laura Linney's Return in MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON; and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

After a sell-out run in June this year in which Laura Linney made her London Theatre debut, she will return to the Bridge to reprise the title role in Richard Eyre's production of My Name is Lucy Barton. Running from 23 January -16 February 2019 for a strictly limited 26 performances, this haunting dramatic monologue is adapted by Rona Munro from Pulitzer Prize-winning Elizabeth Strout's 2016 New York Times best-selling short novel of the same name. Evening performances are Monday to Saturday at 7.45pm with Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. Tickets for My Name is Lucy Barton will go on sale for Priority Members today at 10am, for Advance Members on Thursday 18 October 2018 at 10am with tickets released for public sale on Friday 19 October 2018 at 10am. (more...)

BWW Review: MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Donmar Warehouse
by Marianka Swain - Oct 12, 2018

It's a #MeToo-era Measure for Measure over at the Donmar, with Josie Rourke conducting a fascinating experiment: abridging Shakespeare's problem play to just over an hour and running it twice, once in period, once in modern dress. And with the key roles of Isabella and Angelo swapped between Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden. (more...)

BWW Review: Bracingly Timely Russian MEASURE FOR MEASURE at Kennedy Center
by Roger Catlin - Oct 11, 2018


Photo Flash: First Look at MEASURE FOR MEASURE at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Vienna is corrupt. The Duke, who has let the city fall to vice, hands control to his Deputy, a hardline, puritan reformer. (more...)

GOOD GRIEF Begins Previews Tomorrow At Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

The New York premiere of Ngozi Anyanwu's GOOD GRIEF, directed by Awoye Timpo, will begin performances the Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) on Thursday, October 11.  Opening night is set for Tuesday, October 30th. (more...)

The Old Globe Celebrates Five Years of Globe For All With A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

The Old Globe invites your participation as Globe for All celebrates five years of making theatre matter to more people! This talented company of professional actors will tour Shakespeare's most popular comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream throughout San Diego County to a wide variety of economically, geographically, and culturally diverse communities. The free Globe for All Tour begins Tuesday, October 30 and will visit 17 community partner venues new and old, from Oceanside to the South Bay, from Linda Vista to the Imperial Valley. Patricia McGregor returns to direct her second Globe for All tour, following Measure for Measure in 2016, along with recent critical acclaim for her direction of the world premiere of Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole (People's Light, Geffen Playhouse) and Skeleton Crew (Studio Theatre, Geffen Playhouse). (more...)

DESPERATE MEASURES Releases New Block of Tickets Through December 30th
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Desperate Measures, the hit musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman (Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), and directed byBill Castellino (Cagney, Marry Harry) has announced a new block of tickets, now on sale through December 30. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. Presents LETTERS FROM HOME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Independent Shakespeare Co.(ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival announce the world premiere of interdisciplinary artist Kalean Ung's original solo work, LETTERS FROM HOME, directed by Marina McClure, with music by Chinary Ung. LETTERS FROM HOME will play October 26 - November 18 at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #130 in Atwater Village. (more...)

Animus Revives SOMEONE WHO'LL WATCH OVER ME By Frank McGuinness
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Animus Theatre Company (Jonathan Judge-Russo, Founding Artistic Director), an ensemble of young, dynamic artists exploring the resilience of the human spirit through new and under-represented works, continues their fourth full season with Frank McGuinness' gripping drama about ideologies held hostage, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, directed by the acclaimed theatre professional, Alan Langdon. (more...)

Moisés Kaufman to Direct Berkeley Rep's PARADISE SQUARE: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, A.J. Shively, Kennedy Caughell, and More Star
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership. (more...)

South Florida's 2017-18 Silver Palm Theatre Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2018

The South Florida Silver Palm Theatre Awards, founded eleven years ago to honor theatrical excellence in South Florida, has announced that this year it will present the coveted award to 30 individuals and organizations. (more...)

LEWISTON/CLARKSTON Extends Run at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER announces the extension of the New York premieres of LEWISTON/CLARKSTON, two plays written by MacArthur Genius Grant Winner Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale, Bright New Boise, The Few) and directed by his long-term collaborator Davis McCallum (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Orlando Shakes' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF's production of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and adapted by Jim Helsinger runs from November 28 - December 30, 2018. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

BWW Interview: Jack Lowden Talks MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by Rona Kelly - Nov 15, 2018

Appearing in a gender swapping Measure for Measure, Lowden returns to the London stage at the Donmar Warehouse. Tackling the subjects of gender and sexual misconduct, Lowden shares just how much the play resonates today, how audiences are reacting, and the joys of doubling characters alongside Hayley Atwell. (more...)

UCLA School Of Theater, Film And Television Announces 2018-19 Theater Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's (UCLA TFT) Department of Theater announced today its upcoming Mainstage theater season, which includes the production of two plays by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, who was previously announced as the school's inaugural Hearst Theater Lab Initiative Distinguished Playwright-in-Residence for the 2018-19 academic year. (more...)

The Acting Company Announces 2019 Season; NATIVE SON, MEASURE FOR MEASURE, and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

The Acting Company announces its 2019 Season, which will feature Native Son, by Nambi E. Kelley, adapted from the novel by Richard Wright and directed by Seret Scott playing in rotating repertory with William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure directed Janet Zarish. (more...)

Actor Douglas Rain, Stratford Pioneer And Voice Of 2001's HAL, Dies At 90
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2018

The Stratford Festival lost one of its pioneers today. Douglas Rain died of natural causes early this morning at the age of 90 at St. Marys Memorial Hospital, just outside of Stratford, Ontario, the city in which he established his career, becoming one of the world's great classical actors. (more...)

Meet the Cast of NETWORK- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Nov 10, 2018

NETWORK begins previews tonight, November 10 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Strawdog's HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS Makes World Premiere This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Strawdog Theatre Company celebrates the holidays with its world premiere adaptation of the family classic HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS, based on the book by Eric Kimmel, with book and adaptation by ensemble member Michael Dailey*, music and lyrics by Jacob Combs, direction by Jacqueline Stone and music direction by Rachel Hoovler. (more...)

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