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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 (more...)

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Talks What's Wrong With the Oscars and His Physical Confrontation with Harvey Weinstein
by Stage Tube - Mar 6, 2018

Nathan Lane appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night. Lane explains why Seth is his favorite talk show host, what's wrong with the Oscars and what he thinks about the current state of Hollywood in the #MeToo era. He also discusses performing in Angels in America and tells a story about a physical confrontation he had with Harvey Weinstein. (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...)

UK Premiere From Radical German Playwright Rolf Hochhuth Comes to Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

The UK and English language premiere of Death of a Hunter opens at the Finborough Theatre on Sunday, 1 April 2018 for nine Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees including a performance in German on Tuesday, 10 April 2018 (Press Night: Monday, 2 April 2018 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Esperance Theater Company Presents BREITWISCH FARM At Town Stages Through 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

ESPERANCE THEATER COMPANY presents 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 continue through Friday, March 16, 2018. Opening Night is Monday, March 5 (7:30 p.m.). (more...)

Panic! Productions Begins 2018 Season With Pulitzer Winning Musical NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

Producer Paul Panico, along with Panic! Productions are pleased to announce the first musical production of 2018. The multi-award and Pulitzer Prize winning "NEXT TO NORMAL" by Brian Yorkey, with music by Tom Kitt. They have also cast award-winning actress Michelle Lane, for the lead role of "Diane." The acclaimed rock musical will open June 2nd, 2018 at Hillcrest Center For The Arts. (more...)

Broadway Veteran and MASH Star David Ogden Stiers Dies at 75
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 4, 2018

Variety has reported that actor David Ogden Stiers, best known for his role on the television show MASH has died at age 75 of bladder cancer. (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...)

No Longer Unsung: Meet the Cast of LOBBY HERO- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 1, 2018

Lobby Hero begins previews tonight at Second Stage's Hayes Theater. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Presents THE TEMPEST By William Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

Lantern Theater Company continues its record-smashing 24th season with The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Lantern Artistic Director Charles McMahon will direct a cast that includes some of Philadelphia's finest actors: Chris Anthony, Peter DeLaurier, J Hernandez, Dave Johnson, John Lopes, Bi Jean Ngo, Ruby Wolf, and Frank X. Performances run Thursday, March 15 through Sunday, April 29, 2018; a full schedule is included in the fact sheet below. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to request tickets for opening night on Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. by contacting Anne Shuff at (more...)

THE BIRDS Directed By Nikos Karathanos, Comes To St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

St. Ann's Warehouse and Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens present the American Premiere of Nikos Karathanos' The Birds, a modern, feast-for-the-senses adaptation of Aristophanes' offbeat and poetic comedy. (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Announces 2018/19 Season, A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2, TRUE WEST, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and Executive Director David Schmitz proudly unveiled today the 2018/19 Season. (more...)

The Public's Free HENRY V Mobile Unit Announces Casting & Tour Stops
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this spring with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's HENRY V, directed by Robert O'Hara.Now in its eighth year, the Mobile Unit's free tour (March 29 - April 21) brings Shakespeare and other works to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts by visiting correctional facilities, homeless shelters, social service organizations, and other community venues. (more...)

BEDLAM: HAMLET + SAINT JOAN Come to The Broad Stage, 4/5-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents Bedlam, the acclaimed New York based theatre company, with a fresh kinetic look at two plays with four actors, playing 49 characters in William Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw's most famous creations, side by side, Hamlet and Saint Joan, in repertory April 5 to 15 at The Broad Stage. This engagement will be the company's West-Coast debut. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. Presents ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 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...)

Putting Mothers on the Stage, SPIKED Comes to Pleasance this April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

Written, directed and designed by mothers but more importantly performed by three women in their forties, SPIKED is triumphantly created entirely by an age bracket underrepresented in theatre. This production at Pleasance Theatre tackles school gate segregation and cross-culturalism, aiming to inspire women to further share their experiences. (more...)

TFANA Announces Full Cast and Creative Team of THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) announces the full cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's tragicomedy The Winter's Tale, directed by OBIE Award-winner Arin Arbus. The production plays March 13-April 15, 2018, at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place), TFANA's home in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

UK Premiere of ISABELLE HUPPERT READS SADE Comes to Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

'Isabelle Huppert reads Sade: Juliette and Justine, the Vice and the Virtue' is the electrifying one-woman show by the internationally renowned, multi-award winning French film actress ISABELLE HUPPERT which she will perform - for one night only - at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall on Saturday June 9th at 7.30pm. (more...)

Works & Process At The Guggenheim Presents LA Phil/Beth Morrison Projects: PLACE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents LA Phil/Beth Morrison Projects: PLACE on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Works & Process At The Guggenheim Presents LA Phil/Beth Morrison Projects: PLACE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents LA Phil/Beth Morrison Projects: PLACE on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts Reading Of Award-Winning Drama THE WHIPPING MAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

???????Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the award-winning drama, "The Whipping Man" by Matthew Lopez, a tale of loyalty, deceit, and deliverance, on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m.  The reading will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For Summer 2018 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

Shakespeare's Globe announces full casting for its 2018 tour, directed by Brendan O'Hea. From 7 May, a company of eight actors will embark on a national and international tour of Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice, beginning and ending at The Globe. In the spirit of Shakespearean tradition, the company will allow the audience to decide which of the three plays they would like to see, with a voting mechanism to be determined over the course of rehearsals. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse Presents THE FALL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

St. Ann's Warehouse presents Baxter Theatre Centre's The Fall, a vital new production devised collaboratively by a group of University of Cape Town graduates, re-enacting their revolt against a fraught symbol looming over their campus: a statue of 19th century colonialist Cecil Rhodes. (more...)

Seattle Shakespeare Company Announces THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

In The Merchant of Venice, a diverse and vibrant city comes alive in Shakespeare's interconnected tales of friendship, love, family, business, inequality, and intolerance. Desdemona Chiang directs the play for Seattle Shakespeare Company which runs March 20 -April 15, 2018 at the Center Theatre at the Seattle Center. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Announces 2018/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Lantern Theater Company announces its upcoming 2018/19 mainstage season, which will include an ambitious and eclectic mix of classical, contemporary, and new work for the stage. The five plays that comprise the company's 2018/19 season include the Philadelphia premiere of Hapgood, Tom Stoppard's fascinating and fast-paced tale of Russian spies and nuclear physics at the height of the Cold War; the Philadelphia premiere of David Ives' poetic farce, The Heir Apparent; Betrayal by Harold Pinter, a sophisticated drama about love, sex, marriage, and friendship; William Shakespeare's dark comedy Measure for Measure; and Minors, a world premiere musical by Philadelphia artists Kittson O'Neill and Tony Award-winner Robert Kaplowitz. This new Lantern-commissioned work represents the company's first foray into musical theater and is inspired by the notorious "kids for cash" scandal in which corrupt judges sentenced youths to for-profit juvenile detention centers in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. (more...)

CT Rep Begins THE CRUCIBLE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) begins the second half of the 2017-18 season with the Tony Award-winning classic, "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. Paul Mullins will direct. Performances will be held in the Nafe Katter Theatre from February 22nd through March 4th, 2018. For tickets and information, please visit or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

MOONLIGHT Star Andre Holland Makes Directing Debut With DUTCH MASTERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Partial Comfort Productions (Samuel D. Hunter's A Bright New Boise, Robert O'Hara's Booty Candy, Thomas Bradshaw's The Bereaved) will present the New York Premiere of DUTCH MASTERS by Greg Keller (Wit with Cynthia Nixon, Michael Mayer's Uncle Vanya on Broadway). Directed by Andre Holland (Academy Award-winner Moonlight, Jitney on Broadway), previews begin April 4 at The Wild Project with opening night slated for Thursday, April 12. (more...)

Dixon Place Presents Solo Show About Internet Anger Over The 2016 U.S. Election, OUTRAGE, For One Night Event
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

A brand new one man show about the state of our trouble nation comes this spring to Dixon Place for a one night only event. Inspired by and adapted from real life internet commentary revolving around the 2016 U.S. Election, Outrage is a one man show challenging a severely polarized America to listen more closely. The trolling, cyber bullying, and name calling we engage in on a daily basis takes center stage in this brutally honest portrayal of our national turmoil. (more...)

Soho Rep Adds Second Extension For IS GOD IS, Now Through 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Soho Rep. (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director), has extended the world premiere of Aleshea Harris's Relentless Award-winning Is God Is, directed by Taibi Magar, a second time, through March 31. (more...)

Arena Stage Announces Full Cast for TWO TRAINS RUNNING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for August Wilson's quintessential epic drama Two Trains Running. Confronted with a rapidly changing world in the wake of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the looming demolition of Memphis Lee's diner, Memphis and his regular customers struggle to maintain their solidarity and sense of pride. (more...)

Kate Shindle, Janet Dacal, and More Will Join Harry Connick, Jr in Paper Mill's THE STING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today the cast and creative team of the world premiere production of the new musical The Sting, based on the 1973 film, and with book by Bob Martin, music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis with Harry Connick, Jr. (more...)

Epic YTF: A Youth Festival Taking Over Harlem
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Epic Theatre Ensemble is proud to present the third edition of its three-week Youth Theatre Festival: Epic YTF. Epic YTF is a celebration of a diverse and inclusive community, fighting for social justice and equality. The festival showcases original performances by students from the award-winning after-school program Epic REMIX. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For 105th Annual Mountain Play MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

The Mountain Play - Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of Mamma Mia! which will inject the San Francisco Bay Area with a dose of Abba elation this May. (more...)

Cast Announced For Robert Falls' AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

Falls directs his adaptation, based on a translation by Eleanor Marx-Aveling, with a cast featuring Philip Earl Johnson as Thomas Stockmann, doctor and chief medical officer of the baths; Scott Jaeck as Peter Stockmann, Thomas' older brother and town mayor; Lanise Antoine Shelley as Katherine, Thomas' wife; Rebecca Hurd as Thomas' daughter, Petra. Rounding out the cast are Jesse Bhamrah (Billing), David Darlow (Morten Kiil), Allen Gilmore (Aslaksen), Aubrey Deeker Hernandez (Hovstad), Larry Neumann, Jr. (The Drunk) and Carley Cornelius, Arya Daire, Guy Massey, Roderick Peeples and Dustin Whitehead as townspeople. (more...)

Photo Flash: Australian Play FLOOD receives US Premiere Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

SHEA DELVES PRODUCTIONS presented a staged reading of the powerful Australian play, FLOOD  by Chris Isaacs, on February 9th, in New York City. (more...)

Steppenwolf Announces New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro announced today the addition of Celeste M. Cooper and Cliff Chamberlain to the world-renowned Steppenwolf ensemble. Cooper, an in-demand Chicago-based actor, recently performed in Steppenwolf's production of BLKS and Chamberlain, a regular on the Steppenwolf stage, was recently featured in The Minutes by ensemble member Tracy Letts. (more...)

Romola Garai Cast In Title Role Of Ella Hickson's THE WRITER at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Ella Hickson returns to the Almeida following the success of Oil in 2016 with the world premiere of The Writer, directed by Blanche McIntyre. (more...)

The Dare Tactic Presents Joey Contreras & Kate Thomas FORGET ME NOT A Concert Performance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Opening The Dare Tactics 4th Season, Forget Me Not, music by Joey Contreras, book and lyrics by Kate Thomas, tells the story of a remote coastal town where a whale washes ashore and brings a burst of attention back to the struggling community. (more...)

Elevator Repair Service Announces Cast & Creative Team For EVERYONE'S FINE WITH VIRGINIA WOOLF
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Elevator Repair Service, "one of the city's few truly essential theater companies" (New York Times), is pleased to present the world premiere of Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf, a new play written by longtime company member Kate Scelsa and directed by Elevator Repair Service Artistic Director John Collins. (more...)

Billy Crudup Returns in HARRY CLARKE for 10 Weeks Only at the Minetta Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

On the heels of a sold out, twice-extended world premiere produced by Vineyard Theatre in association with Audible, Audible Inc., the world's largest producer and provider of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, is pleased to announce that Tony Award winner Billy Crudup will return to the title role in Harry Clarke, written by Obie Award winner David Cale (Lillian) and directed by Leigh Silverman (Violet). (more...)

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