Theatre Information

Kingsway Theatre (London, )
Great Queen Street, Holborn

Head Trick Presents Musical GOBLIN MARKET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2019

Two adult sisters return to their childhood home, where they once again come face to face with the perils and fantasies of their youth. In Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon's haunting chamber musical, adapted from Christina Rossetti's poem, the wilder Laura chafes against the limits of her ordinary life, and succumbs to the lure of the goblin fruits and the mysterious world they promise. It's up to cautious Lizzie to face down the goblins, and save herself and her sister from their darkest selves. (more...)

LIILY Releases Debut EP 'I Can Fool Anybody In This Town'
by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

Rising alt rock band Liily, a crew of teenagers hailing from the San Fernando Valley, share their brand new EP, I Can Fool Anybody In This Town, today via Southern California-based indie label Flush Records. The EP title is a direct quote from poet Charles Bukowski. ''I Can Fool Anybody In This Town' is the by-product of our urge to get music out into the world, we have been playing these songs for over a year now and it's a huge weight off to be able release them,' the band shares. (more...)

Oil Lamp Theater Presents PLAY ON!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

Executive and Artistic Director, Keith Gerth and Associate Artistic Director, Stephen Smith of the Oil Lamp Theater in Glenview announce their next production, the uproarious comedy Play On! by Rick Abbot. This production is directed by Keith Gerth and will be performed from March 21st through May 5th 2019 at 1723 Glenview Road in Glenview. (more...)

The 'Broadwaysted' Podcast Welcomes THE CHER SHOW's Michael Fatica
by Broadwaysted - Mar 7, 2019

If we could turn back time, we'd relive the amazing time we had with The Cher Show's Michael Fatica! This week, we're pouring out Milagro Tequila and Michael's making his own Old Fashioned for the first time as we chat about his current gig in The Cher Show, his time at Florida State University (with Kevin!), and his experiences in the casts of crowd-favorites Newsies (gotta catch 'em all!) and Groundhog Day. (more...)

BWW Review: ALYS, ALWAYS, Bridge Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Mar 7, 2019

Harriet Lane's memorably unsettling 2012 novel, about an overlooked sub-editor who infiltrates the literary elite, has been adapted for stage by Lucinda Coxon. Its combination of psychological thriller and industry satire is decently translated, but a conservative production from Bridge boss Nicholas Hytner (who, astonishingly, is here directing his first ever play by a female writer) makes a middling case for the virtues of a theatrical version. (more...)

The Society Of Illustrators To Host A Staged Reading Of Laura Rohrman's REPORTER GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

As part of the closing week of the Brenda Starr, Reporter: The Art of Dale Messick exhibit at the Society of Illustrators (128 East 63rd Street New York, NY 10065), The Waverly Writers Collective will present a staged reading of Reporter Girl, a full-length play written by Laura Rohrman (My Life As You at Studio 54/Shetler), Dale Messick's Granddaughter and co-curator of the exhibit. (more...)

Full Cast Revealed for 5th Ave's New Ahrens and Flaherty Musical MARIE, DANCING STILL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced full casting for its production of Marie, Dancing Still - A New Musical, the gorgeous new work from Tony Award-winning authors Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island) and five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Contact). (more...)

Lakewood Cultural Center And Performance Now Theatre Company Present CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

The Lakewood Cultural Center and Performance Now Theatre Company co-present 'Crazy for You' from March 22 through April 7 at the Lakewood Cultural Center. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $20 and are available at 303-987-7845, or the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office, 470 S. Allison Parkway (Wadsworth and West Alameda Avenue). (more...)

Bristol Old Vic Announces 2019 Leverhulme Scholarship Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Bristol Old Vic today announced the latest recipients of The Leverhulme Arts Scholarships for 2019-20. Bristol Old Vic's Ferment initiative has once again partnered with The Leverhulme Trust to offer five exceptional local artists a year-long opportunity to explore their practice. This year's recipients are Jenny Davies, Stephanie Kempson, Ania Varez, Caroline Williams and Rebecca Wood. (more...)

SHREK THE MUSICAL Jr. Comes To The Renaissance Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

The Renaissance Players are proud to announce our first Young Entertainers production of 2019, Shrek the Musical, Jr. directed by Rachel Jackson. Performances are March 8-17 in the Performance Hall at the Renaissance Center. (more...)

Full Cast And UK Tour Dates Announced For Kneehigh's DEAD DOG IN A SUITCASE (AND OTHER LOVE SONGS)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

Mayor Goodman has been assassinated. And so has his dog. Contract killer Macheath has just married Pretty Polly Peachum and Mr and Mrs Peachum aren't happy. Not one bit. (more...)

Skating Polly Playing Warped Tour 25th Anniversary Show Following Spring Headline Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

Skating Polly is excited to announce that they'll be playing the Vans Warped Tour 25th Anniversary Show in Mountain View, CA taking place over July 20th and 21st weekend alongside the likes of The All-American Rejects, Good Charlotte, Sum 41, The Aquabats!, and Quicksand. News of the show comes on the heels of the sibling trio announcing a headline tour this Spring with support from Sub Pop's Jo Passed, a special date in San Diego with with Culture Abuse and The Interrupters, and a performance at theNorman Music Festival alongside Beach Fossils, Black Milk with Band Nat Turner, Soccer Mommy and more. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announces New Season To Complete Programming For 2019
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019

As his production of Richard Hawley and Chris Bush's Standing at the Sky's Edge opens in the Crucible, Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, announces programming for 2019. (more...)

The Ridgefield Playhouse Presents National Theatre of London's JULIE
by Sarah Hookey - Mar 21, 2019

BAFTA Award-winning actress Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) lock horns in theNational Theatre of London's production of Julie directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea). Julie comes to the big screen in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse Thursday, April 18 at7:30pm, part of Atria Senior Living Classical Series with support from Whistle Stop Bakery. (more...)

The New Wolsey Theatre Announce Autumn 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

This Autumn Season, join the New Wolsey Theatre as they present the brilliantly funny ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS by Richard Bean in association with Nuffield Southampton Theatres. (more...)

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company Presents Reading Of Gajdics' INHERITANCE OF SHAME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2019

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company (PCTC,, is honored to be producing the first public stage version of celebrated author, Peter Gajdics,' epic autobiography, 'The Inheritance of Shame.' (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

The Orange County Playwrights Alliance kicks off its 2019 season of new play events on Saturday, April 6 at 2:30pm at the highly regarded Chance Theater in Anaheim Hills, with a staged reading of a new full-length work from Eric Eberwein. Peace Be With You was first presented last September in Paper Wing Theatre Company's new play festival (Monterey, CA). Amanda Zarr directs. (more...)

NBC Announces New Late-Night Talk Show A LITTLE LATE WITH LILLY SINGH
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

NBC, which has been television's late-night leader for more than 60 years, is adding to its already illustrious legacy with “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” making her the only woman to currently host a late-night talk show on a Big 4 network. (more...)

PEPPA PIG LIVE Returns To South African Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

More fun than a muddy puddle! It's going to be a big day out for fans of Entertainment One's phenomenally successful preschool TV show, Peppa Pig, as the smash theatrical Peppa Pig Live tour returns to South African shores in Sept 2019 as Ackermans presents "Peppa Pig's Big Day Out" in association with Smile 904 FM, East Coast Radio and Hot 91.9FM. (more...)

Gus Dapperton Shares New Song FILL ME UP ANTHEM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Gus Dapperton's debut album's release is fast approaching, with Where Polly People Go To Read due on April 19th via AWAL Recordings. Today, he's shared a third song from the album, the smooth r&b-tinged “Fill Me Up Anthem.” The song joins his previously released album tracks, the drama-filled“World Class Cinema” and his slow-tempo love song “My Favorite Fish.” Listen to “Fill Me Up Anthem” HERE. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

A moving voyage through the sounds of the Black American experience returns to Aaron Davis Hall as City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) presents "A Soulful Music Celebration" on Saturday, April 6, at 3 p.m. The event, featuring Marvin Lowe and Friends and narrated by Obie-award winning actress Barbara Montgomery will take audiences on a journey through the music created by Africans and African-Americans in response to their trials and triumphs over the centuries. The soulful trek also seeks to inspire contemporary listeners to use their own voices to create change and help unite all people in these trying times. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

Mayor Goodman has been assassinated. And so has his dog. Contract killer Macheath has just married Pretty Polly Peachum and Mr and Mrs Peachum aren't happy. Not one bit. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Announces Cast For ALICE BLISS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Executive Artistic Director Susanna Gellert announced casting for the 13th Annual Weston-Ghostlight New Musical Award Winner, ALICE BLISS, a musical based on Laura Harrington's acclaimed novel. It follows Alice, a young teenager whose father is deployed to Iraq, as she navigates the challenges of growing up in a family touched by the effects of war. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ALYS, ALWAYS at the Bridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

Directed by Nicholas Hytner, Lucinda Coxon's new play Alys, Always based on Harriet Lane's novel of the same name is playing at the Bridge Theatre until Saturday 30 March 2019. (more...)

VOICES OFF Comes to The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

The Old Vic today announces new talks in its Voices Off series. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 01 February at 12 noon. (more...)

BWW Interview: Justine Mitchell Talks SHIPWRECK at the Almeida
by Marianka Swain - Feb 8, 2019

Already admired in the industry for her impressive range of work, actress Justine Mitchell enjoyed a breakout hit recently with David Eldridge's Beginning, which transferred from the National to the West End. She's now tackling Anne Washburn's new Donald Trump-era play, which begins next week at the Almeida.  (more...)

Gus Dapperton Shares Video For MY FAVORITE FISH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Gus Dapperton recently announced his debut album, Where Polly People Go to Read along with his new single, the slow tempo love song 'My Favorite Fish.' Today, Dapperton shares a self-directed video for the track, following Gus on an aquatic and terrestrial serenade in his signature offbeat style. Check out V Magazine's conversation with Gus about the video here, who said 'He breathes life back into the the gender ambiguity of 60's rock stars and the colorful punk of the 80's new wave. His music is a slow and synth breath of fresh, nostalgic air.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For ALYS, ALWAYS at the Bridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Joanne Froggatt (Frances) and Robert Glenister (Lawrence) lead the cast in the world premiere of Lucinda Coxon's Alys, Always and are joined by Danny Ashok (Sid), Joanna David (Charlotte), Leah Gayer (Polly), Simon Manyonda (Oliver),Sylvestra Le Touzel (Mary/Audrey), Jeff Rawle (Robin/Mr Thorpe), Vineeta Rishi (Julia Price), Sue Wallace (Mrs Thorpe) and Sam Woolf (Teddy). (more...)

BWW Interview: Chatting with Tari Kelly as Countess Lily in ANASTASIA on Tour
by Kathy Strain - Feb 5, 2019

The story of ANASTASIA is one of mystery, sadness, joy and romance. The audience is taken on a journey with a young girl who doesn't know her past. She wants to know where she came from and where she really belongs. As ANASTASIA continues to tour throughout North America, BWW had a chance to catch up with actress Tari Kelly who plays the part of Countess Lily. (more...)

Noveltease Theatre Takes You On A Literary Burlesque Adventure!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

Noveltease Theatre (Noveltease) opens its inaugural season of literary burlesque with a new twist on an old story. ADVENTURE! Marvelous Tales of the Baron Munchausen is adapted from the 1785 book Baron Munchausen's Narrative of His Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia by Rudolph Erich Raspe. Through a combination of theatrical text and original burlesque choreography, Noveltease takes you on a 90 minute adventure through some truly fantastic tales that must be seen to be believed. (more...)

Massachusetts High School Students Compete At State Semi-Finals Of Poetry Out Loud
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

The Huntington Theatre Company's Education Department and Mass Cultural Council celebrate the 14th anniversary of the national Poetry Out Loud contest, having facilitated the contest in Massachusetts since its inception in 2006. This year, seventy-two high school students from across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will participate in five regional semi-final contests March 2, March 3, and March 4. Semi-final contests will be held in Boston, Cape Cod, Framingham, Newburyport, and Springfield. All upcoming contests are free and open to the public. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Comes to Royal Exchange Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

Sarah Frankcom, Royal Exchange Artistic Director, creates a brand-new version of Broadway's biggest musical WEST SIDE STORY for the Royal Exchange Theatre's unique in-the-round stage. Celebrated for her reinterpretations of American classics, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, DEATH OF A SALESMAN and her award-winning production OUR TOWN, she brings a new focus to the gang culture of the iconic Sharks and Jets with new choreography from Aletta Collins and orchestration by Jason Carr. The production runs in the Theatre from 6 April - 25 May. (more...)

Mounts Botanical Garden To Host Annual Spring Benefit In Palm Beach
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden will be hosting their biggest annual fundraising event - the Mounts Spring Benefit - at a private home in Palm Beach on Sunday, April 7, 2019, from 5:30 to 8 pm. Funds raised at the Benefit will be used to reimagine and enhance the Garden's Welcome Center & Gift Shop. (more...)

World Premiere Of Mfoniso Udofia's IN OLD AGE Announced At Magic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

Magic Theatre (Loretta Greco, Artistic Director and Cierra Cass, Interim Managing Director) announced today the complete cast of Mfoniso Udofia's World Premiere In Old Age, the Company's first production of 2019. In Old Age will be directed by Victor Malana Maog. Previews begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Magic Theatre's Fort Mason location (Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., Building D, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94123), with a press opening on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets range from $15 - $75 and are on-sale now at (more...)

The Root Beer Bandits Announced At Garry Marshall Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

The marshallARTS Family Series presents The Root Beer Bandits - A Rootin' Tootin' Wild West Musicale, at the Garry Marshall Theatre in a new, updated pull-out-all-the-stops version complete with live band, added songs, a revised book, and all-new costumes for its 15th anniversary. (more...)

World of Wonder Announces The Official RuPaul's Drag Race Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019

Tell your best squirrel friends! From World of Wonder, producers of RuPaul's Drag Race, comes The Official RuPaul's Drag Race Podcast, hosted by Drag Race producer and Herstorian John Polly. (more...)

New York Stage And Film Announces Filmmakers' Workshop Winter Session
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019

New York Stage and Film announced today that the participants from the fourth season of the Filmmakers' Workshop will gather in New York City February 27th through March 1st for their Winter Session. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director John A.C. Kennedy of PLAY ON! at The Chatham Playhouse
by Gina Zenyuch - Feb 22, 2019

Need a good laugh? The Chatham Community Players may have the cure with Rick Abbott's hilarious play within a play, Play On! Directed by John A.C. Kennedy, it's an uproarious behind-the scenes comedy in the tradition of Noises Off. (more...)

by Lee Cooley - Feb 20, 2019

On a TV kids show, Pat McMahon played everything from a brat to a superhero. Then one of his biggest fans, #OrsonWelles, combined the two and created Marvin Fassbender, a wannabe Welles. This is one of the best backstories behind THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND. #Netflix (more...)

The Lucky Band Releases a New Album of Bilingual Songs for All Ages BUENOS DIAZ 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Lucky Diaz and Alisha Gaddis, known around the world as a Latin GRAMMY and Emmy Award-winning creators of family media, will release an album called Buenos Diaz on April 5, 2019 (Rainy Day Dimes Music, distributed by Burnside Distribution). With 11 songs vibrantly arranged by GRAMMY-winning producer Dean Jones, Buenos Diaz is a bilingual celebration of family life. (more...)

Further Casting Announced For The RSC Productions Of THE PROVOKED WIFE and VENICE PRESERVED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

The Royal Shakespeare Company has today announced further casting for its forthcoming double-bill of Restoration plays, John Vanbrugh's The Provoked Wife and Thomas Otway's Venice Preserved. The Provoked Wife, directed by Phillip Breen, plays in repertoire from the 2 May 2019 with Venice Preserved, directed by Prasanna Puwanarajah, running from 24 May 2019 in the Swan Theatre. (more...)

LA Drama Critics Circle Announces Nominations For 2018 Theatrical Excellence And Celebrates 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC), which presented its first awards for excellence in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Ventura County a half-century ago, has begun the gala celebration of its 50th anniversary by announcing its nominations for the year 2018 (Dec. 1, 2017 - Nov. 30, 2018). (more...)

The Fugard Bioscope Encore Season Will Be Presented Sundays in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Ballet and theatre lovers are in for a treat with The Fugard Bioscope Encore Season on Sundays in March. (more...)

BWW Review: EDWARD II, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
by Charlotte Downes - Feb 14, 2019

Christopher Marlowe's Edward II is one of the earliest English history plays, and tells the story of the title character, his infatuation with his favourites and the dissent of his disapproving peers. It is a tragedy, replete with violence, gore and death. (more...)

The Public Theater Announces Line-Up And Casting For Sixth Season Of Public Studio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

The Public Theater announced the sixth season of PUBLIC STUDIO today, which will present two new works this spring. Continuing The Public's commitment to nurturing new playwrights, the two productions will run in succession in The Public's Shiva Theater and be presented as pared-down productions with the low ticket price of $15. This vital program continues The Public's mission of making new work by emerging artists accessible to all audiences. (more...)

LA-Based Liily Release New Video
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Rising alt rock band Liily, a crew of teenagers hailing from deep in the San Fernando Valley, are premiering the lo-fi music video for their latest single 'Sepulveda Basin' today. The band shares, 'this video is about a place we all spent a lot of time in when we were kids and bored out of our minds and looking for friends and something/anything to do.' (more...)

Skating Polly Announces Spring Tour With Jo Passed, Plus Show With Culture Abuse and The Interrupters
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Tacoma's favorite punk-rock sibling trio Skating Polly is excited to announce a headline tour this Spring with support from Jo Passed (Sub Pop). The three week run also sees Skating Polly playing a special show in San Diego with Culture Abuse and The Interrupters before making their way across the country for a performance at the Norman Music Festival alongside Beach Fossils, Black Milk with Band Nat Turner, Soccer Mommy and more. Skating Polly continue to tour in support of last summer's breakout LP The Make It All Show, which has garnered accolades from press and peers across the board with X's John Doe naming it one of the best punk rock albums of all time, and Shamir telling The Talkhouse that the album has given hope that 'grunge can have a mainstream moment again.' (more...)

Announcing The 2019 Lotte Lenya Competition Semifinalists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Twenty-eight performers selected to compete for a chance to win top prizes of $20,000, $15,000, and $10,000; total prizes to exceed $75,000; an all-star team of musical theater, opera, and Kurt Weill experts to adjudicate semifinals and finals. (more...)

BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Marian Theatre, Santa Maria
by Anna Jensen - Feb 12, 2019

PCPA's current production, Shakespeare in Love, imagines Will Shakespeare's (Yusef Seevers) madcap adventures in London early in his career. Because historians truly do not know much about the personal life of the greatest writer of the English language, his life is a blank page upon which almost anything may be written. In this play, Shakespeare falls in love (at first sight) with Viola de Lesseps (Emily Trask). And, for our amusement, the course of true love does not run smooth. (more...)

Cast And Creative Announced For STILL AT RISK By Tim Pinckney
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Theater for the New City, in association with MBL Productions, has announced, today, the cast and creative team for the New York premiere of the new play, Still at Risk by Tim Pinckney (Message to Michael). Performances begin Thursday, March 7, 2019 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 31, 2019 in the Community Space Theater at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue, between 9th & 10th Streets). (more...)

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