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BWW's On This Day - November 9, 2017
by - Nov 9, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Music Connects Us All! Meet the Full Company of THE BAND'S VISIT, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Nov 9, 2017

The critically acclaimed new Broadway musical THE BAND'S VISIT opens tonight, November 9, 2017, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Get ready for tonight's official bows and scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT Headlines Shakespeare & Company's 2018 Shakespeare Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Shakespeare & Company has announced its Shakespeare lineup for the 2018 summer season. Under the direction of Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and Managing Director Adam Davis, the season will include three Shakespeare plays: Macbeth directed by Melia Bensussen, As You Like It directed by Allyn Burrows, and Love's Labor's Lost directed by Kelly Galvin. Season FLEXPasses go on sale this afternoon. (more...)

THE SANTALAND DIARIES Kicks Off Live Theater at Drafthouse Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

In the interest of alt-holiday hilarity, Drafthouse Comedy Theater proudly presents The SantaLand Diaries by best-selling humorist David Sedaris, adapted by acclaimed theater director Joe Montello. (more...)

Michael Urie-Led HAMLET Finds Full Cast at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) announces the cast and creative team for Hamlet, directed by STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn and featuring acclaimed actor Michael Urie as the tortured Danish prince. Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedy will run January 16-February 25, 2018 at Sidney Harman Hall. (more...)

Kelsey Milbourn and Garret Storms Join THE GREAT DISTANCE HOME Premiere at WaterTower Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz today announced casting and creative team details and updates for the World Premiere theatrical event, The Great Distance Home, conceived and directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi. (more...)

Kate Hamill's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Extends Off-Broadway; Previews Start Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Primary Stages announces a three-week extension for Pride and Prejudice, adapted by and featuring Kate Hamill (Bedlam's Sense and Sensibility) and directed by Amanda Dehnert (Richard III), in a co-production with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF). (more...)

Maurice Emmanuel Parent to Star in MAN OF LA MANCHA at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Man of La Mancha, December 1-24, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be on Monday, December 4 at 7:30pm. (more...)

THE SANTALAND DIARIES to Kick Off Live Theatre at Drafthouse Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

In the interest of alt-holiday hilarity, Drafthouse Comedy Theater presents The SantaLand Diaries by best-selling humorist David Sedaris, adapted by acclaimed theater director Joe Montello. (more...)

Porchlight's BILLY ELLIOT Announces Second Extension at The Ruth Page Center For The Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the second extension of Billy Elliot the Musical through Sunday, Dec. 31. Billy Elliot the Musical with music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall is directed and co-choreographed by Porchilght Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, with Co-Choreographer Craig V. Miller and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia at Porchlght's new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. The current and extendsion performance schedule is included below. (more...)

Sport For Jove Launches Its 2017/2018 Outdoor Summer Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

A riotously, raucous 9th Summer Festival about service, appetites and balancing acts - spanning the full reach of comedy - from Shakespeare's dark satirical masterpiece Measure for Measure to Goldoni's Italian dish of laughs A Servant of Two Masters. (more...)

RECKLESS By Craig Lucas Comes to 4th Wall Theatre Co.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Join 4th Wall Theatre for Reckless, the classic American, dark holiday comedy by Craig Lucas. This reimagining of the company's 2010 Houston production once again stars Kim Tobin-Lehl as the put-upon protagonist, Rachel, and features a strong ensemble cast including former Alley Theatre company member John Feltch; 4th Wall favorites Jennifer Dean and Nick Farco; and Deborah Hope, Kathleen Teodoro, and Zac Kelty in their 4th Wall debuts. Directed by Philip Lehl, Reckless previews November 30th and runs December 1st - 16th at STUDIO 101, Spring Street Studios. (more...)

HARRY CLARKE, Starring Billy Crudup, Extends Again at the Vineyard
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that the critically acclaimed world premiere production of HARRY CLARKE by Obie Award-winner David Cale (LILLIAN), directed by Obie Award-winner Leigh Silverman (VIOLET) and starring Tony Award-winner Billy Crudup (THE COAST OF UTOPIA, Spotlight, Vineyard's THE METAL CHILDREN) will extend for the third time, now playing through Saturday, December 23. (more...)

Nina Wadia And Sara Stewart Lead The Cast Of The UK Première Of COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN FIVE BETTIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Antic Face and Nik Holttum Productions today announce casting for the UK premi re of award-winning American playwright Jen Silverman's play Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties. Nina Wadia (Betty 4) and Sara Stewart (Betty 1) lead the all-female company, directed by Charlie Parham, along with Lucy McCormick (Betty 2), Beatriz Romilly (Betty 3) and Genesis Lynea (Betty 5). Collective Rage opens in the Large at Southwark Playhouse on 29 January, with previews from 24 January and runs until 17 February. (more...)

Rob Riley, William Dick, Deanna Dunagan, Mary Beth Fisher and More to Star in BLIND DATE at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev go head-to-head in Blind Date, a new play by Rogelio Martinez directed by Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls. Today, Falls announced his cast for the world-premiere production, which features as characters some of the figures who shaped the political landscapes of the 1980s and beyond. (more...)

Oberon K.A. Adjepong, Segun Akande & More will Star in HOMECOMING QUEEN at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) has just announced casting for the world premiere production of The Homecoming Queen, written by Ngozi Anyanwu and directed by Awoye Timpo. (more...)

Teresa Banham, Greg Hicks, and More to Star in Will Eno's THE OPEN HOUSE at Theatre Royal Bath
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Casting is today announced for the UK premiere of Will Eno's award-winning play The Open House, directed by former Artistic Director of the RSC, Michael Boyd. (more...)

Kristine Nielsen to Star in Theresa Rebeck's New Comedy THE WAY OF THE WORLD at D.C.'s Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

Folger Theatre continues its 2017/18 season with The Way of the World, a new comedy freely adapted from the classic play by William Congreve. Written and directed by renowned author Theresa Rebeck (Mauritus and Seminar and Broadway; creator and head writer of TV's Smash), the production will star Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen (Present Laughter, You Can't Take It With You, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike on Broadway). (more...)

Cast Complete for The Second City's TWIST YOUR DICKENS at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the full casting for the return of The Second City's irreverent and interactive seasonal satire, Twist Your Dickens. Second City alumni Carisa Barreca and Paul Jurewicz and local favorite Eric M. Messner join returning cast members Aaron Bliden, Anne Bowles, John Lescault, and Tia Shearer. (more...)

Theater Schmeater Announces 'Theater for All People' 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

In 2018, Theater Schmeater is bringing some fantastic artists into our space to produce shows they are passionate about. The season is brought to you by the artists who will create it. (more...)

Tectonic Theater Project's UNCOMMON SENSE Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

The New York Premiere of Uncommon Sense, a new play inspired by true stories of people living on the autism spectrum, written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris, and directed by Andy Paris, opens tonight, November 2nd, at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture. (more...)

Capitalism Onstage! Meet the Full Company of JUNK, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Nov 2, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater presents Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes, opening tonight, November 2, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

THE COVER OF LIFE Coming Spring 2018 to The Gene Frankel Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2017

Miller-Coffman Productions Proudly Presents - The Cover of Life The Cover of Life to make way to the Gene Frankel Theater in 2018! Directed by Stephen S. Miller (more...)

DON CARLOS is the Centerpiece of Exeter Northcott Theatre's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Artistic and Executive Director of Exeter Northcott Theatre Paul Jepson today announces a major new revival of Schiller's Don Carlos with Tom Burke leading the company as Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa. Gadi Roll's production is presented in a co-production with Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Rose Theatre Kingston. The production is the centrepiece of the Exeter Northcott's 50th anniversary celebrations. The production opens in Exeter on 16 October, with previews from 11 October and runs until 20 October 2018 ahead of performances in Southampton and Kingston. The production reunites Burke and Roll following their previous collaboration on Don Juan Comes Back From the War at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. (more...)

Tennessee Shakespeare Company Stages WAITING FOR GODOT at The Dixon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, now celebrating its Tenth Anniversary Season as the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre and education organization, will stage Samuel Beckett's tragicomedy, Waiting for Godot, at Dixon Gallery & Gardens from December 7-17. (more...)

Cast Complete for Mary Kathryn Nagle's SOVEREIGNTY World Premiere at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Mary Kathryn Nagle's daring new work Sovereignty makes its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Blessed Unrest Presents THE SNOW QUEEN at the New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Following the 2016 hit production of A Christmas Carol, the award-winning company Blessed Unrest returns to the New Ohio this holiday season with a contemporary riff on Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen, tailored for the entire 21st century family (ideal for children 7 and up). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 12, 2017
by - Nov 12, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Cheek By Jowl Announce Further Dates for PERICLES, PRINCE DE TYR UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Artistic Directors of Cheek by Jowl, Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod today announce UK tour dates for their production of Shakespeare's P ricl s, Prince de Tyr. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Complete for AN ORDINARY MUSLIM at New York Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop has announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of AN ORDINARY MUSLIM, by NYTW Usual Suspect and 2017-18 Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence Hammaad Chaudry (Salaam, Mr. Bush), directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and Obie Award winner Jo Bonney (The Body of An American). (more...)

Jack Willis Returns as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in THE GREAT SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, the second half of the epic drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, following the theater's critically acclaimed 2016 run of All the Way. Kyle Donnelly returns to Arena Stage to helm this political thrill ride that shines a bright, clear light on a pivotal moment in American history (New York Times). Chronicling LBJ's second term as he seeks to maintain his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and complete a raft of impossibly ambitious social policy projects, The Great Society runs February 2-March 11, 2018 on the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Lineup Announced For Fifth Annual POWERS NEW VOICES FESTIVAL at the Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced it will present the fifth annual Powers New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, playing January 12 14, 2018. The festival will kick off on Friday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m. with Voices of the Community: Celebrating Local Playwrights, an evening of work created by San Diego residents through the Globe's arts engagement initiatives Community Voices and coLAB, and will continue with four readings by some of the most exciting voices writing for the American theatre today. The new American play readings commence on Saturday, January 13 at 4:00 p.m. with Laurel Ollstein's They Promised Her the Moon, directed by Giovanna Sardelli (Somewhere, The Whipping Man at the Globe), followed at 7:30 p.m. by Too Heavy for Your Pocket by Jir h Breon Holder, directed by Patricia McGregor (Globe for All's Measure for Measure).The Festival continues on Sunday, January 14 at 3:00 p.m. with The Tale of Despereaux, with book, music, and lyrics by PigPen Theatre Co. (The Old Man and The Old Moon at the Globe), based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo and the Universal Pictures animated motion picture. The Festival will wrap up that evening at 7:30 p.m. with The Great Leap by Lauren Yee, directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg (Globe's Skeleton Crew). (more...)

Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Howard Brenton's THE SHADOW FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Samuel Hodges, today announces casting for the theatres inaugural production at NST City the world premi re of Howard Brenton's The Shadow Factory. Hodges directs David Birrell (Fred/Hugh), Catherine Cusack (Lil/Sylvia), Lorna Fitzgerald (Jackie Dimmock), Hilton McRae (Lord Beaverbrook) and Daniel York (Len Gooch). Further casting to be announced. The Shadow Factory opens on 15 February, with previews from 7 February, and runs until 3 March. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WOMAN IN WHITE, Charing Cross Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Dec 5, 2017

The Woman In White has its flaws, but Thom Southerland's production of Andrew Lloyd-Webber's 2004 show delivers plenty to fans of musical theatre. (more...)

Exciting 2018 Casting News! / End Of The Year Campaign!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

MSF's Hotly Anticipated 2018 Season On Sale! Artistic Director Janice L Blixt - director of Measure for Measure and The Rover - and Artistic Associate Robert Kauzlaric - director of The Tempest - are excited to share some of the casting decisions already made for the 2018 MSF Season. Many of these decisions were made back in June - July when the season was announced, others are more recent additions to our roster. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Mikhail Durnenkov's THE WAR HAS NOT YET STARTED
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

Hannah Britland, Sarah Hadland and Mark Quartley will star in Mikhail Durnenkov's provocative work, The War Has Not Yet Started at Southwark Playhouse. Directed by Gordon Anderson, the play is a surreal and at times unsettling comedy about everyday people fighting everyday wars. (more...)

Meet the Royal Company of FARINELLI AND THE KING, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 17, 2017

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, opens tonight, December 17, 2017 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). The production plays a strictly limited engagement for 16 weeks only through Sunday, March 25, 2018. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch a trailer for the show! (more...)

Enda Walsh's BALLYTURK to Play St. Ann's Warehouse This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back the singular vision of Irish playwright/director Enda Walsh in the American Premiere of his gut-wrenchingly funny and achingly poignant Ballyturk, co-produced by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival, producers of Walsh's Misterman and last season's Arlington. (more...)

The Left Wing, In Association With John Turturro, Presents Brandon Cole's IMPERFECT LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

The Left Wing, in association with John Turturro, presents the world premiere production of Brandon Cole's Imperfect Love, a serious comedy in two acts. Directed by Michael Di Jiacomo, Imperfect Love is inspired by the tumultuous life of the great Italian actress Eleonora Duse (1858 1924) and her nine-year love affair with the poet and playwright Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863 1938). The production, which runs January 24 February 18, 2018, at The Connelly Theater, features costume and set design by the Academy Award-winning Italian designer Gianni Quaranta (Merchant-Ivory's A Room with a View, Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet) and is scheduled to open on February 4. Turturro's 1998 film, Illuminata, which was co-written by Cole and Turturro, was based on Cole's Imperfect Love. (more...)

Off-Broadway's Kate Hamill to Lead CYRANO at Amphibian Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Amphibian Stage Productions, the contemporary theater cultural explorers call home, announced the cast for the world premiere of Cyrano, the first play in Amphibian's bold five-production 2018 season. (more...)

Lenny Wolpe to Star in THE OUTSIDER at Paper Mill Playhouse; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today the cast and creative team for the East Coast premiere of the new play The Outsider by Paul Slade Smith, directed by David Esbjornson (Driving Miss Daisy). (more...)

Jessica Love, Nadine Malouf and More to Lead QUEENS at LCT3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Jessica Love, Nadine Malouf, Ana Reeder, Andrea Syglowski, Zuzanna Szadkowski, Sarah Tolan-Mee, and Nicole Villamil will be featured in the upcoming LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of queens, a new play by Martyna Majok, to be directed by Danya Taymor. (more...)

Cast Announced for Winter Run of THE DIVIDE at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Written as a 'narrative for voices' by Alan Ayckbourn and brought to The Old Vic stage by Old Vic Baylis Director Annabel Bolton following its premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival, The Divide unfolds in a dystopian society of repression and seething insurrection. (more...)

Meet the Full Company of Royal Court's THE CHILDREN, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 12, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children, the new play by Olivier Award winner Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica), directed by James MacDonald (Top Girls at MTC), opens tonight, December 12, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus hear from the stars in the video below! (more...)

Thought For Food to Present DARK HEART World Premiere This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Thought For Food presents the world premiere of Dark Heart, on stage January 24 - February 11 at The Assembly Theatre. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Extends MAN OF LA MANCHA Through December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Due to popular demand, New Repertory Theatre has extended its run of Man of La Mancha through December 31, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Contemporary Take On Shakespeare's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Misses Its Opportunity To Make A Mark
by Jade Kops - Dec 11, 2017

Sport For Jove starts it's Sydney Hills Shakespeare In The Park season with a modern interpretation of Measure for Measure with an interpretation that fails to deliver a definitive discussion on weighty issues. (more...)

New York Premiere! Sarah Rothenberg's 'A Proust Sonata' at FIAF
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

The French Institute Alliance Fran aise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, and Da Camera of Houston Productions present the New York Premiere of A Proust Sonata, Wednesday through Friday, January 10 12 at 7:30pm in FIAF's Florence Gould Hall. (more...)

The Brass Tacks Ensemble Announces Applications For 2018 Theater Exploration Troupe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

The Brass Tacks Ensemble (Artistic Director James Ingagiola and Executive Director Isaac Ellis) is pleased to announce applications for the 2018 Theater Exploration Troupe, a series of classes to introduce people to the organized chaos that is theater. (more...)

Natascia Diaz, Britney Coleman and Tim Rogan to Headline HOLIDAYS, HEARTS, AND HOME Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Producer/director Victor Wisehart has announced that two-time Helen Hayes Award-winner and star of Every Little Step Natascia Diaz along with stars of Arena Stage's The Pajama Game Britney Coleman (Babe) and Tim Rogan (Sid) will headline 'Holidays, Hearts, And Home,' a one-night-only benefit concert to raise money to provide relief efforts to Puerto Rico. (more...)

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