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Corey Cott and Mikaela Bennett to Lead Lyric Opera's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Acclaimed Broadway performer Corey Cott and rising star Mikaela Bennett will headline Lyric Opera of Chicago's premiere of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking American musical West Side Story, presented from May 3 - June 2, 2019 at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago (press opening May 4, 2019). (more...)

Winners Announced for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and voted on by you - the local theatergoers! (more...)

Nottingham Playhouse And Northern Stage Announce Cast of WONDERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

NOTTINGHAM Playhouse has announced the full cast list for the 2019 production of its popular and acclaimed play Wonderland. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Summer Season 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce the Summer Season 2019. Celebrating and interrogating our 'sceptred isle' through Shakespeare's history plays, a year-long journey begins with Richard II, opening 22 February in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, continuing into the Globe Theatre this summer with Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V. The season also includes A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Ben Jonson's Bartholomew Fair, and the return of 2018's As You Like It. Robin Hood tales will form the core of the Read Not Dead series this year, and festivals throughout the summer include Women & Power and Poland is Hamlet. This year's Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production will be Romeo and Juliet, opening on 28 February, with 20,000 free tickets available to state secondary schools. The Shakespeare's Globe Touring Ensemble will once again present a trio of plays for the audience to choose from: The Comedy of Errors, Pericles, and Twelfth Night. (more...)

Casting Update For Young Vic's Productions Of JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN and WILD EAST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

With the Young Vic's recent run of critical-success including The Convert currently running at Young Vic, The Inheritance at the Noel Coward Theatre and The Jungle now playing at St Ann's Warehouse in New York, Artistic Director of the Young Vic, Kwame Kwei-Armah, today announces the full cast for Stephen Adly Guirgis' Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, directed by Kate Hewitt in the Main House, and April de Angelis' Wild East, directed by recipient of Genesis Future Directors Award, Lekan Lawal, in The Clare. (more...)

China Plate Announces Spring 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Midlands-based independent producing studio China Plate today announces the shows and festivals it will present during Spring 2019. From award-winning Edinburgh Fringe hits, through a new Shakespeare adaptation for young people, to opportunities for artists to develop new work, it's going to be a busy start to the year… (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Howard Brenton's THE SHADOW FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Sam Hodges today announces the full cast for his production of Howard Brenton's The Shadow Factory which returns to celebrate NST City's first anniversary after opening the space with a sell-out run last year. The cast includes Denise Black (Lady Cooper/Ma Dimmock), Bethan Cullinane (Jackie Dimmock), Joe Tracini (Len Gooch) and Michael Fenton Stevens (Lord Beaverbrook) joining returning cast members David Birrell (Fred Dimmock/Hugh Downing), Catherine Cusack (Lil Dimmock/Sylvia Meinster) and Shala Nyx (Polly Stride). The production opens on 1 February, with previews from 30 January, and runs until 2 March. (more...)

TodayTix Returns As Philly Theatre Week Ticketing Partner To Offer More Than 60 Shows For Free, $15 Or $30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

TodayTix, the global ticketing platform connecting audiences to live performances around the world, has partnered with Theatre Philadelphia for the second year as the official ticketing partner for Philly Theatre Week to offer more than 60 shows for free, $15 or $30. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 17, 2019
by - Jan 17, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Media Theatre Presents JULIUS CAESAR Led by Zoran Kovcic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

The Media Theatre announces the cast for its upcoming production of 'Julius Caesar', on stage January 30 through February 24, 2019. (more...)

Lear deBessonet Named Encores! First Ever Resident Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Encores! today announced that Lear deBessonet would join the artistic team at City Center as the first-ever Encores! Resident Director. (more...)

BWW Review: Giles Davies is the Finest Iago You'll Ever See in Jobsite Theater's Taut, Exciting Production of William Shakespeare's OTHELLO at the Shimberg
by Peter Nason - Jan 16, 2019

It's one theatrical ride that you need to experience! (more...)

John Waters' CRY-BABY Musical to Open New Line Theatre's 29th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," has announced that one of the most popular shows in the company's long history is returning -- the outrageous rock musical CRY-BABY, based on the iconic John Waters film, a wild and wacky fable about class, justice, and rock and roll, featuring classic songs like 'Girl, Can I Kiss You With Tongue?', 'The Anti-Polio Picnic,' 'Screw Loose,' 'Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby (Baby, Baby),' 'I'm Infected,' and many more. (more...)

BWW Review: A BRONX TALE is Catchy and Compelling
by Chris Arneson - Jan 16, 2019

If you're like me, there's probably a lot you didn't know about A Bronx Tale before settling into your seat. (more...)

MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL Opens in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

The highly acclaimed new Australian musical produced by Carmen Pavlovic, CEO of Global Creatures, Muriel's Wedding The Musical, commences in Melbourne in March at Her Majesty's Theatre with previews from March 12 and opening night on March 23. The Sydney season at the Sydney Lyric Theatre commences with previews from June 28 and opening night July 4. (more...)

Damsel Productions Announce The World Premiere Of THE AMBER TRAP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Damsel Productions today announces the world premiere of Tabitha Mortiboy's The Amber Trap. Hannah Hauer-King directs the production which opens on 29 April at Theatre503, with previews from 24 April and runs until 18 May. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 16, 2019
by - Jan 16, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Works & Process Presents The Glimmerglass Festival: BLUE by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents The Glimmerglass Festival: Blue by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompsonon Monday, February 11, 2019 at 7:30pm. (more...)

China Plate Present Spring 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Shakespeare for a new generation and plenty to get you thinking: China Plate present Spring 2019 (more...)

Announcing The Cast And Creative Team Of Diversionary's 20th Anniversary Production Of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

At long last, Hedwig comes to Diversionary! This iconic musical is an integral part of the LGBT theater canon and truly rocked the musical form when it debuted Off Broadway 20 years ago. It has since been made into a movie, enjoyed productions all over the world, and had its Broadway debut starring Neil Patrick Harris, winning the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Our 20th anniversary production will find a thrilling new aesthetic and a renewed authenticity as we conclude a nationwide casting search for the right gender non-binary performer to fill Hedwig's boots! Get ready to rock! (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company Announces New Artistic Director; Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Strawdog Theatre Company's Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Leda Hoffmann as the company's new Artistic Director and Charlotte Thomas as their new Managing Director. Hoffmann succeeds the 'Artistic Vision Committee,' Michael Dailey, Heath Hays and Anderson Lawfer, established in 2016 following the resignation of Artistic Director Hank Boland. Charlotte Thomas succeeds Managing Director Leah Barish, who stepped down in late 2018. (more...)

BWW Interview: Chita Rivera on Her Career & Concerts at Cadogan Hall
by Rona Kelly - Jan 16, 2019

An icon of the theatre world, Chita Rivera comes to London next month to play Cadogan Hall for just two concerts. Talking to her about returning to her 'second home', Chita also shares what audiences can expect from the concerts, as well as her journey from having 'never seen a Broadway show' to being presented with the 2018 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. (more...)

Works & Process At The Guggenheim Presents THE GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL: BLUE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents The Glimmerglass Festival: Blue by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Co Announces Casting For Adaptation VANITY FAIR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Following the success of her Sense and Sensibility at the Folger Theatre in 2016, Wall Street Journal's Playwright of the Year 2017 Kate Hamill, returns to D.C. with her adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's classic novel Vanity Fair. Hamill's vibrant and colorful tale about society's foibles is a co-production with San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater. Directed by Jessica Stone and featuring Rebekah Brockman as Becky Sharp, the production will run at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street, NW) from February 26 through March 31, 2019. (more...)

Ryann Redmond to Take Over as Olaf in FROZEN; Joe Carroll and Noah J. Ricketts Assume Male Leads
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

As it approaches its first anniversary, Frozen is pleased to announce that Joe Carroll (Once, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Bandstand) and Ryann Redmond (Bring It On The Musical, If/Then) will join the company as Hans and Olaf, respectively, and current cast member Noah J. Ricketts will assume the role of Kristoff. (more...)

BWW Flashback: No Fixer Uppers Here! Meet FROZEN's New Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

As it approaches its first anniversary, Frozen is pleased to announce that Joe Carroll (Once, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Bandstand) and Ryann Redmond (Bring It On The Musical, If/Then) will join the company as Hans and Olaf, respectively, and current cast member Noah J. Ricketts will assume the role of Kristoff. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 15, 2019
by - Jan 15, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Opal Alladin, Keith Powell & More Will Lead TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS at the Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Tiny Beautiful Things, based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed (Torch, Brave Enough, Wild, 'Dear Sugar'), adapted for the stage by Academy Award nominee Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Instant Mom). Co-conceived by Marshall Heyman ('Dietland'), Thomas Kail (Hamilton, Fox's Grease Live!), and Vardalos, and directed by Globe favorite James Vasquez (American Mariachi, Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!), Tiny Beautiful Things will run February 9 - March 10, 2019 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, opening on Thursday, February 14. Tickets are on sale now starting at $30.00 and can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 14, 2019
by - Jan 14, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Breaking: David Alvarez, Ariana DeBose and More Join Spielberg's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

The upcoming remake of WEST SIDE STORY directed by Steven Spielberg, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner has announced additional casting according to Deadline. Ariana DeBose will star as Anita, Tony Award Winner David Alvarez as Bernardo, and Josh Andres Rivera has been cast as Chino. (more...)

VIDEO: Meet WEST SIDE STORY Newcomer Rachel Zegler
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

The upcoming remake of WEST SIDE STORY directed by Steven Spielberg, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner has announced additional casting according to Deadline. Ariana DeBose will star as Anita, Tony Award Winner David Alvarez as Bernardo, and Josh Andres Rivera has been cast as Chino. (more...)

Bedlam Returns With George Bernard Shaw's PYGMALION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Underground Railway Theater is proud to present Bedlam's Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. Bedlam's Pygmalion runs from January 31 - March 3, 2019 and is directed by Bedlam Artistic Director Eric Tucker. The press performance is Monday, February 4 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse Kicks Off The New Year With Its First Ever Staging Of WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Berkeley Playhouse continues their eleventh season of professional theater with the iconic Broadway musical, West Side Story. One of the most groundbreaking and romantic musicals ever written, West Side Story resets Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to the 1950s and the turbulent and passionate streets of New York's West Side. Tony is a dreamer, ready to leave his street gang behind and face the future head-on; Maria is idealistic and looking to explore womanhood and the world beyond her family's dress shop. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 13, 2019
by - Jan 13, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Matthew Bourne
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 13, 2019

Today's subject Matthew Bourne has done what some might say is impossible, making his theatre life quite the big deal. Bourne has managed to meld the worlds of classical dance and theatre together in his internationally acclaimed company New Adventures with some pretty terrific results. His latest creation, Cinderella, hits the stage of the Opera House at Kennedy Center on January 15 playing through the 20th. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 12, 2019
by - Jan 12, 2019

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

BWW's On This Day - January 11, 2019
by - Jan 11, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Coming To Estonian National Opera This May!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

The classic musical WEST SIDE STORY is coming to Estonia from May 24th to 28th, 2019. (more...)

Washington Ballet Announces New Company Dancers and Promotions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

The Washington Ballet announces updates to its company roster for the 2018.19 season. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Announces Casting For MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for its production of the international megahit Mamma Mia!, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bj rn Ulvaeus, some songs with Stig Anderson, and book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia! is directed by Artistic Director William Osetek and choreographed by Jane Lanier with music direction by Roberta Duchak. Mamma Mia! runs February 7 April 14, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Presents VIENNA 1934 – MUNICH 1938 A Work in Progress by Vanessa Redgrave
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Rose Theatre Kingston and Vanessa Redgrave today announce a work in progress, Vienna 1934 - Munich 1938. Vanessa Redgrave performs on stage with Daisy Bevan, Robert Boulter and Paul Hilton. Opening with a limited run as a Work in Progress, at Rose Theatre Kingston on 7 February until 9 February. Also announced today is An Evening with Vanessa Redgrave hosted by Roger Michell on Saturday 9 February 7.30pm. (more...)

Contender Charlie and China Plate Present ROMEO AND JULIET - MAD BLOOD STIRRING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Independent theatre producers China Plate and foremost theatre education company Contender Charlie will be touring theatres with a new adaptation of Romeo and Juliet for upper KS2 and lower KS3 pupils, their teachers and their families. Narrated by the Friar speaking in modern English, Romeo and Juliet - Mad Blood Stirring will include striking visual effects and live music. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For English Touring Theatre And Theatre Royal Stratford East's EQUUS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East today announce the full cast for Ned Bennett's bold new production of Peter Shaffer's critically-acclaimed classic, psychological thriller Equus. Bennett directs Robert Finch (Frank Strang/Horse), Keith Gilmore (Harry Dalton/Nurse/Horse), Ethan Kai (Alan Strang), Syreeta Kumar (Dora Strang/Horse), Norah Lopez Holden (Jill Mason/Horse), Ruth Lass (Hester Salomon/Horse), Ira Mandela Siobhan (Young Horseman/Nugget) and Zubin Varla (Martin Dysart) completes the cast. The production opens at Theatre Royal Stratford East on 21 February, with previews from 15 February and runs until 23 March prior to embarking on a UK tour to Cambridge Arts Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath, Bristol Old Vic, The Lowry, Northern Stage and Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces THE PHLEBOTOMIST By Ella Road As Its Next Main Stage Show
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Ella Road's debut play, The Phlebotomist transfers to the Hampstead Theatre Main Stage, following a sold out run Downstairs in 2018, with Jade Anouka reprising her role as Bea. (more...)

Bilingual ROMEO AND JULIET and More Announced For Teatro Vista's 2019 High School Student Theater Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Every spring, Teatro Vista, Chicago's professional Latinx theater company, introduces Chicago-area high school students to classic and contemporary plays framed in a Latinx filter. (more...)

BOARDWALK EMPIRE's Johnnie Mae Joins Staged Reading Of THE TALK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Award winning actress Johnnie Mae, who played the role of housekeeper Louann Pratt in season one of the Martin Scorsese produced Boardwalk Empire on HBO, has joined the cast of the staged reading of Janice Liddell's drama The Talk, an installment in the Frank Silvera Writers Workshop monthly reading series in partnership with The Billie Holiday Theatre. (more...)

National Ballet of Canada's Marjory Fielding Retires After 24 Years
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada announced today that after 24 years of service, Wardrobe Supervisor Marjory Fielding is retiring from the National Ballet. Ms. Fielding's final day at the National Ballet will be January 11, 2019. (more...)

Winners Announced for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and voted on by you - the local theatergoers! (more...)

WallByrd Theatre Announces Their Production Of The Hit Comedy GREATER TUNA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

WallByrd Theatre Company presents Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard's hit comedy Greater Tuna, directed by Virginia Monte, in the Avyarium Theatre at Village Gate. The production will run Thursdays through Sundays from January 17th through February 3rd. Tickets priced from $22 are available online at www.WallByrd.com or at the door (more...)

UW Drama Presents STATE OF THE THEATRE: STAGE AND SWORD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Whether it is a Shakespearean sword fight, a mock boxing duel, or a danced-out gang rumble, combat can be an essential and exciting aspect of live drama. A panel of experts in theatrical combat, led by University of Washington Drama School instructor Geoffrey Alm, will discuss and demonstrate the secrets of choreographing dynamic, suspenseful stage fights - while protecting the actors involved from harm. (more...)

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