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Book Quickly! HALF A SIXPENCE To Close This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

First presented at Chichester's Festival Theatre, last summer's hit 'HALF A SIXPENCE' will play its final performance in London on Saturday 2 September, having extended its limited season twice. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre presents the Return of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Brave New World Rep to Present Contemporary Take on Strindberg in MS. JULIE, ASIAN EQUITIES
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Brave New World Rep, the Brooklyn-based theatre company that first won acclaim with To Kill a Mockingbird staged on the front porches of Victorian Flatbush in 2005, has announced its next site-specific production - the world premiere of Ms. Julie, Asian Equities, Leegrid Stevens' contemporary adaptation of Strindberg's classic Miss Julie, transported to the time of The Great Recession and set on a state-of-the-art trading floor at Bed-Stuy's Brooklyn Academy of Global Finance. (more...)

The Doctor is In (Again)! Drew Gehling Will Return to WAITRESS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The producers of the smash hit Broadway musical have announced that Drew Gehling will reprise the role he originated when he returns to the cast of Waitress on June 27, 2017 as Dr. Pomatter, opposite Betsy Wolfe as Jenna Hunterson. Chris Diamantopoulos will play his final performance as Dr. Pomatter on June 25. (more...)

Theatre Coup d'Etat to Stage Reading of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Herman Melville's Moby Dick has been called the 'greatest American novel.' Its story illustrates how true greatness is achieved - through diversity, inclusion, and hard work. Theatre Coup d'Etat's adaptation re-imagines the classic tale by showing a world that is gender, culturally, and racially inclusive. (more...)

2017 Helen Hayes Award Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a full list of the Helen Hayes Awards winners updating LIVE below! Named for actor Helen Hayes - a Washington native and legendary First Lady of the American Theatre - the Helen Hayes Awards celebrates excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington region and has become a hallmark recognized by theatre makers and theatre lovers far beyond Washington D.C. (more...)

Bag&Baggage Announces Inaugural Season at New, Permanent Home
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

After a grueling $1.5 million, 18 month capital campaign, the sale and subsequent closure of The Venetian Theatre, moving one show to a library, canceling the largest show in the company's history, and seven months of construction, Bag&Baggage Productions has weathered the storm and proudly announces the inaugural season in their permanent new home. (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road Presents Sammy Hagar and The Circle at Coachman Park on 9/17
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road Presents Sammy Hagar and The Circle Featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham & Vic Johnson with special guest Collective Soul at Clearwater's Coachman Park on Sunday, September 17 at 7 pm. The event is rain or shine. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 12 at 10 am. For more information and a complete list of tour dates, please visit: RedRocker.com and CollectiveSoul.com. (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Casting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Dramatists Guild Fund Salon with Dave Malloy!
by Walter McBride - Jun 8, 2017

The Dramatists Guild Fund celebrated the work of Tony nominee Dave Malloy on Tuesday, June 6. BroadwayWorld was there for the special day and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - GREAT COMET's Dave Malloy
by Walter McBride - Jun 6, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Score, Book and Orchestrations and nominee for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812- Dave Malloy, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

PETE Announces Programming for a Summer of Fun!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

PETE has an incredible summer of performance ahead. Join us at the Northwest New Works festival in Seattle (June 9-11), or Summerfest at CoHo Theater in Portland (July 13-16) for a look at our vodka-soaked Cold War tragi-comedy Deception Unit. (more...)

Rachel Kraft to Step Down as Executive Director at Lookingglass Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces that Rachel Kraft has decided to step down as Executive Director after 12 years with the company. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/29 - THE LITTLE MERMAID, RAGTIME, NEWSIES, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 30, 2017

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 THE LITTLE MERMAID, RAGTIME, NEWSIES, and more! (more...)

Broadway's M. BUTTERFLY, Directed by Julie Taymor, Welcomes Composer Elliot Goldenthal and More to Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, and Doug Morris (CEO, Sony Music) today announce the full creative team for the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 23, 2017

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 MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, CHICAGO, and more! (more...)

BWW Review: MOBY DICK at Lookingglass Theatre Company
by Rachel Weinberg - Jun 22, 2017

Following a successful 2015 run, that great white whale Moby Dick has returned to Lookingglass in a highly physical, inventive, and visually compelling production that's fully in keeping with the company's aesthetic. David Catlin's adaptation of Herman Meville's sprawling novel surrounds audiences in the universe of those whalers on board the Pequod in search of that elusive creature. With Courtney O'Neill's artful and hand-crafted set design, the stage and audience reside in a whale 'skeleton,' which cleverly also becomes the structure of the ship. As is common with Lookingglass productions, Moby Dick also makes use of some talented, athletic performers who take on stunning acrobatic feats (choreography by The Actors Gymnasium's Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi). But like any voyage, Catlin's script has a number of slower, narration-heavy moments that lack much action. Moby Dick vacillates between moments of captivating artistry combined with heightened physicality and lengthy stretches of pure narration. (more...)

Ralph Byers to Star as Benjamin Franklin in Musical Comedy MONEY TALKS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Visceral Entertainment will present the World Premiere of the new musical Money Talks with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg, music by David Friedman and direction/choreography by Michael Chase Gosselin with musical direction by David Hancock Turner. (more...)

Eco-Musical ENDANGERED! Headed Off-Broadway This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

This summer, FineHeart Productions, and The Eco Musical LLC will present ENDANGERED! The Musical, by Keni Fine and Tony Small, directed and choreographed by Michael Chase Gosselin, beginning performances on July 10 and opening Sunday, July 23 at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Full Casting Announced for New Production of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Underbelly Productions have today announced full casting for a brand new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe. The production will open on 14 September 2017 in a new temporary theatre in Marble Arch, London. Check out photos of the cast below! (more...)

Dance Base Announces Programme for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

This year, the Dance Base Festival programme is linked by a sense of connection and identity; welcoming 21 shows, from 12 countries, to perform under one roof as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017. (more...)

Dallas Opera Announces 2017 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce the winner of the 2017 "Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year" Award: luminous Italian-American soprano Marina Costa-Jackson. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lookingglass Theatre Company's Award-Winning Production of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Everything Changes! Betsy Wolfe Joins WAITRESS Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Broadway star Betsy Wolfe will join the cast of Waitress tonight, June 13 in the lead role of expert pie-maker Jenna Hunterson. Wolfe will be joined by Joe Tippett, who also steps into the role of Earl. (more...)

Situations Announces New Arts Event THE TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Internationally renowned producer Situations (Theaster Gates' Sanctum for Bristol and the 100-year Future Library in Oslo) has developed a new type of arts event for the coastal bay area of Torbay in South Devon. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre to Offer Daily MOBY DICK Ticket Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces a partnership with TodayTix-the free mobile app that provides on-demand access to theater tickets-to offer exclusive $25 Lottery tickets to the return of its award-winning production of Moby Dick. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Meet the Mastermind of GREAT COMET, the Great Dave Malloy!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 1, 2017

Dave Malloy is the most Tony nominated creative of the season, earning nods for Best Score, Orchestrations and Book for his masterpiece- Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Below, watch as the mastermind of Broadway's most innovative new musical explains the highs and lows of the show's journey! (more...)

Carla Harting and Steven Lone to Star in ROZ & RAY at San Diego REP
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced final casting for "Roz & Ray," the second offering of its 42nd season. (more...)

New Ohio Theatre's 'Fridays on Ice' Series to Present The Ashe Collective's DECOLONIZING MY VAGINA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Fridays on Ice at New Ohio Theatre presents The Ashe Collective's Decolonizing My Vagina on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10pm at the New Ohio Theatre. (more...)

Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. (more...)

Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. (more...)

Participants Selected for OPERA America's 2017 Leadership Intensive Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that 13 participants from the United States, Canada and Latin America have been selected for its 2017 Leadership Intensive program. These future industry leaders were chosen through a competitive selection process focusing on candidates' potential to make significant contributions to the opera field. This program is made possible by the generous support of American Express. (more...)

NYC Theater Company Plunges Audiences Into Darkness
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Hit the Lights! Theater Co. (HTL!) is pleased to present the award winning production of DUNGEON as part of the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival. DUNGEON tells the story of a young man falling into the unknown to rescue something he holds dear. It is told through movement, sound, flashlights, and without the use of dialogue or stage lighting. Inspired by kabuki, video games, horror movies, and pixar shorts, dungeon builds a world where the darkness speaks louder than the light. (more...)

ART/WNY Presents Two Night Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

As summer decides on whether to stick around or not, American Repertory Theater of WNY will come out of the company's season hiatus with one of the first events of the 2017-18 season. August will feature a two-evening stage reading of Mark Humphrey's AN INQUIRY INTO THE FATE OF THE U.S.S. PEQUOD at the company's 330 Amherst location. The reading will feature Buffalo actor Stan Klimecko and the return on Jack Hunter as he will share his directorial eye with the project. . (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

HERE Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season; 2017-2018 Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

HERE proudly announces its 2017-2018 producing season, marking the 25th Anniversary of this award-winning, boundary-stretching institution.  The 2017-2018 HERE lineup features three HERE Resident Artist world premieres; the world premiere of a HERE Artistic Director production by Kristin Marting; innovative works from the Dream Music Puppetry Program including a revival of Symphonie Fantastique by Basil Twist, internationally acclaimed artist and Artistic Director of HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program; the sixth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, where HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP).  The multidisciplinary productions in HERE's milestone 2017-2018 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program.   (more...)

THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

IT'S WONDERFUL LIFE Opera Recording Now Available in Digital Formats and CD Pre-Orders
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

It's Christmas in August. Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) world premiere of composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer's opera It's a Wonderful Life is now available for audio streaming, high resolution download, and CD pre-orders on the PENTATONE website. The CD will be released worldwide on September 1. It's a Wonderful Life is the newest addition to PENTATONE's American Opera Series.  (more...)

WNO to Open New Season with AIDA, Featuring RETNA and Jessica Lang Dance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) opens its 2017-2018 season with a new production of Verdi's grand Egyptian epic Aida, September 9-23, 2017, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. (more...)

Cast Complete for London Transfer of TROUBLE IN MIND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Today, Print Room at the Coronet announced the full cast for the London transfer of Alice Childress' Trouble in Mind. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre Company presents Award-Winning Production of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson.  (more...)

UNITED FLIGHT 232, ELLEN BOND, UNION SPY and More Set for The House Theatre's 16th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

The House Theatre of Chicago announces its 16th season of creating 'Amazing Feats of Storytelling' held at The Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. (more...)

Washington Ensemble Theatre presents Cherdonna's DOLL'S HOUSE, a Collaboration with Stranger Genius Award Winner Cherdonna Shinatra
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

This Spring Washington Ensemble Theatre (WET) will give Henrik Ibsen's beloved play A Doll's House a fresh new makeover in Cherdonna's Doll's House, a wild and dynamic collaboration with and featuring Cherdonna Shinatra (aka Jody Kuehner), the 2015 Stranger Genius Award winner for Performance. Playing April 28 - May 15, 2017 in the Studio Theater at 12th Avenue Arts, Cherdonna's Doll's House follows the story of Nora, a married woman and mother who struggles to discover her true self or lack thereof. Cherdonna, who is part bio-drag queen, part contemporary dancer, and part performance artist, will celebrate, dissect, and illuminate this text through her own unique feminist lens, scouring Ibsen, Nora, Torvald, and the whole gang for contemporary meaning. Ali Mohamed el-Gasseir, former Co-Artistic Director of WET and co-adapter of the play with Kuehner, directs. (more...)

Utah Opera Closes 2016-17 Season with Mozart's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

In May 2017, Utah Opera will present Mozart's “Don Giovanni,” a tale of love, seduction, and murder as seen through the stylized lens of a 1950s “film noir” cinematic approach. This production will be performed five times at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre on May 13, 15, 17, 19 at 7:30 PM and May 21 at 2 PM. Tickets, priced from $21-$92, are available for purchase through www.utahopera.org or by calling (801) 533-6683. (more...)

Horse Head Theatre's 2017 Season to Explore the Self
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Horse Head Theatre Co. (HH) strives to inspire empathy and engagement with new ideas. This year we will explore the idea of self knowledge. (more...)

Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2017 to Go from Peter Pan to Pinball Wizards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

From "Peter Pan" to 'Pinball Wizards,' the Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2017 season at Northwestern University offers something for everyone. (more...)

2017 Richard Tucker Award Goes to Soprano Nadine Sierra
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Soprano Nadine Sierra - who at 28 years old is already establishing herself as a fixture at many of the world's leading opera houses, including those of Paris, Milan, Berlin, and New York - was named today by the Richard Tucker Music Foundation as the winner of the 2017 Richard Tucker Award. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Neo-Futurists' present World Premiere of THE UNICORN HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

The Neo-Futurists are proud to present a world premiere created and performed by Leah Urzendowski* and Anthony Courser The? Unicorn? Hour?, directed by Adrian Danzig, April 6  - May 13, at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. Previews are Thursday, April 6 - Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. with opening night Monday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. Performances run Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices for previews and Thursdays are pay what you can; for the regular run, tickets are $10-25. Tickets and information are available at neofuturists.org or 773.275.5255. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Michael Harney Returns to His Theater Roots for THE AWFUL GRACE OF GOD in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Michael Harney, star of the three-time SAG Award-winning Netflix hit drama series Orange Is The New Black as Inmate Counselor Sam Healy, returns to his theater roots as playwright of the evening of highly anticipated one-act plays right here in Los Angeles. (more...)

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