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BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY ~ Bravo to Michael Barnard's Majestic Production Of The Musical Classic
by Herbert Paine - Sep 8, 2018

Michael Barnard's production of WEST SIDE STORY (at Phoenix Theatre through October 14th) is a triumph of direction, featuring stellar performances by Joy Del Valle, James Gish, and Alyssa Chiarello. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/8/2018
by - Sep 8, 2018

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/8/2018. (more...)

Vibrant Festival Returns For its Tenth Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Now in its tenth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre presents Vibrant 2018 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing, running between 7-25 October 2018. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For The National Theatre's Production Of NINE NIGHT At The Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

The National Theatre have today announced the full cast for Nine Night, Natasha Gordon's critically acclaimed play which will transfer from the National Theatre to the Trafalgar Studios on 1 December 2018 (press night 6 December) in a co-production with Trafalgar Theatre Productions. Natasha Gordon will take the role of Lorraine in her debut play, for which she has recently been nominated for the Best Writer Award in The Stage newspaper's 'Debut Awards'. She is joined by Oliver Alvin-Wilson (Robert), Michelle Greenidge (Trudy), also nominated in the Stage Awards for Best West End Debut, Hattie Ladbury (Sophie), Rebekah Murrell (Anita) and Cecilia Noble (Aunt Maggie) who return to their celebrated NT roles, and Karl Collins (Uncle Vince) who completes the West End cast. (more...)

MYTHIC, An Immortal New Musical, Will Get Its World Premiere At Charing Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

The relationship between a mother and her teenage daughter can be sheer Hell - especially if that daughter is a Greek goddess with a taste for the Underworld. (more...)

The Studio Theatre Mounts STOP KISS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

In November, The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL) will open the second production of its third season with the play Stop Kiss, by American Playwright Diana Son. An Outer Critics Circle Award and John Gassner Award nominee, this play set in 1998, examines the moving power of love against brutality. (more...)

Play Reading & Master Class Launch 2018 Gates Ferry Lecture Series ¬"What is Truth?¬"
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso headline Centenary Stage Company's presentation of a free staged reading of Sophocles' drama "Oedipus Rex" on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 PM in the Kutz Theatre at the Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown, New Jersey. The September 19 reading and the master classes that precede and follow it marks the first installment of the 2018 Gates Ferry Lecture Series: "What is Truth?" The September 19 reading will be the first of three presentations, all featuring Kim and Occhiogrosso, which also includes a staged reading of scenes from Shakespeare's "King Lear" on November 14 and a full stage production of Henrik Ibsen's "Enemy of The People" from February 15-March 3, 2019. To reserve tickets, please call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 0900 or visit www.centenarystageco.org. (more...)

Dante & Dowling Square Off In Theater UnCorked's ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Shana Dirik, Producing Artistic Director of Theater UnCorked - Boston's newest small theater company - announces the cast for One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, an enhanced staged reading on Saturday, October 13th at 3:30 and 7:30 pm at Margaret Jewett Hall, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Stages The Musical MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse will stage "Man of La Mancha," the Tony Award-winning musical about Don Quixote's quest for "The Impossible Dream," from September 25 through October 13.  Directed by Mark Lamos, Westport Country Playhouse artistic director, the story of Quixote's battle for good and the love of his fair maiden is written by Dale Wasserman, with music by Mitch Leigh, and lyrics by Joe Darion. (more...)

Writers Theatre Presents The World Premiere Of WITCH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents the World Premiere of Witch, written by Jen Silverman, inspired by The Witch of Edmonton by Rowley, Dekker & Ford. Witch, directed by Marti Lyons, runs September 26 - December 16, 2018 in the Gillian Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

The Public's Mobile Unit Returns With Free Jenny Koons Directed A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 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 fall with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Jenny Koons. (more...)

The Royal Opera House Celebrates 10-years Of Live Cinema Broadcasts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

For the first time, the Royal Opera House has sold over one million cinema tickets reaching this target in the 2017/18 Season. Featuring 12 productions broadcast in 51 countries across the globe, the Royal Opera House's Season achieved a new goal simultaneously as the organisation celebrates 10-years of live cinema since the inaugural broadcast of Mozart's Don Giovanni in 2008. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DANCE NATION at the Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and The Relentless Award, Clare Barron's explosive new play Dance Nation makes its UK debut in summer 2018, directed by Bijan Sheibani. Get a first look in the photos below! (more...)

Casting Announced For UK And USA Tour Of AN INSPECTOR CALLS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

PW Productions are delighted to announce the full cast of the UK and US tour of Stephen Daldry's seminal production of JB Priestley's classic thriller "AN INSPECTOR CALLS" which opens at York Theatre Royal on Friday 14 September 2018 before touring to Cambridge Arts Theatre, New Wimbledon Theatre, Cheltenham Everyman Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Washington DC, Wallis Annenberg Center Los Angeles, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Arts Emerson, Boston. Full tour listings below. (more...)

Hailey Kilgore Returns to the Sands of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Hailey Kilgore will return to role of Ti Moune in Once On This Island tonight, Tuesday, September 4. Hailey has been out of the show due to a foot injury. (more...)

Young Theatre Royal New Weekly Classes For Primary And Secondary Pupils Start This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Theatre Royal in Glasgow has an exciting opportunity for budding and aspiring performers with its new range of arts workshops tailored for young people of primary and secondary age. (more...)

A STAR IS BORN, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and More are Coming to a Screen Near You in BWW's September Stage-to-Screen Report
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 4, 2018

There has been a lot of news swirling around stage to screen adaptations in the past few weeks, from Lin-Manuel Miranda directing a TICK, TICK... BOOM! movie, to Diane Paulus directing NBC's HAIR LIVE!, and this Friday, the Disney Channel original movie of the FREAKY FRIDAY musical will premiere. (more...)

ESCAPE To Premiere At FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Deya Danielle Drake's new dark comedy, ESCAPE, will premiere at The New York International Fringe Festival on October 20. The limited run is directed by Lynnsey Ooten. (more...)

Aaron Posner Stages Rare KING JOHN At Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Secret deals. Threats of mass destruction. Shifting loyalties. Folger Theatre follows its sold-out run of Macbeth with King John, Shakespeare's rarely performed history play chronicling King John's turbulent reign from 1199 to 1216. Directed by six-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Aaron Posner, the production features Kate Eastwood Norris (Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew) as Philip Faulconbridge (the Bastard) and Holly Twyford (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Arcadia) as Arthur's tragic mother, Constance. Brian Dykstra, last seen on the Folger stage in Romeo and Juliet, will play the inscrutable King John. (more...)

Jordana Daumec And Skylar Campell Will Appear As Guest Artists In The Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's Production Of THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

JORDANA DAUMEC, first soloist of the National Ballet of Canada, and SKYLAR CAMPBELL, principal dancer of the National Ballet of Canada, will appear as guest artists in the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's production of The Nutcracker on December 1 and 2, 2018 at the Strand Theatre in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

The Royal Opera House Reveals New Linbury Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The Royal Opera House today opens the doors to its transformed new home, following an extensive three-year construction project. (more...)

Huntington Announces Casting For MAN IN THE RING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The colorful and complex true story of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith is told in Man in the Ring, a new play written by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cristofer, directed by Michael Greif, and presented by the Huntington Theatre Company from Nov. 16 to Dec. 22, 2018 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.  Imbued with the warmth of Griffith's character and the joyful music of his childhood home, Man in the Ring chronicles Griffith's sweeping life story, from his humble beginnings in the Virgin Islands to his passionate love affairs and the tragedy that changed his life. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For DICK WHITTINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Theatr Clwyd today announces full cast for its Christmas pantomime, Dick Whittington - The Purrrrrfect Rock 'N' Roll Panto. Zoe Waterman directs Royce Cronin (King Rhydian the Rat), Toby Falla (Tomos the Cat), Phylip Harries (Sarah the Cook), Daniel Lloyd (Wally Fitzwarren), Alice McKenna (Scratch/Harriet), Peter Mooney (Dick Whittington), Lynwen Haf Roberts (Sultana), Emmy Stonelake (Alice Fitzwarren), Luke Thornton (Sniff/Tom/Guard) and Anna Westlake (Fairy Betty Bowbells). The production opens at Theatr Clwyd on 27 November, with previews from 23 November, and runs until 19 January 2019. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 19, 2018
by - Sep 19, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

CWRU CPH MFA Program Offers Immersive Production Of THE SEAGULL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program is proud to begin their season with a modern reimagining of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull. Chekhov's classic play about artistic rebellion, translated by Paul Schmidt, will star the MFA Class of 2020 and guests. Director Sarah Wansley's staging will shed light on the show's poetic realism. Press opening will be on October 9th at the Helen Theatre in Playhouse Square and the show will run from October 10th-October 20th.  (more...)

AN INSPECTOR CALLS At The Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Winner of 19 major accolades, including multiple Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Awards, Stephen Daldry's (Billy Elliot, The Crown) multi award-winning production of J.B. Priestley's classic thriller An Inspector Calls will kick off a four-city U.S. tour at Shakespeare Theatre Company from November 20 through December 23, 2018. (more...)

The Royal Shakespeare Company Presents THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Following the live broadcast, catch The Merry Wives of Windsor in cinemas across North America (from October 5) (more...)

Full Cast Announced For A TASTE OF HONEY at The Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

After a fantastic repertory Shakespeare double-bill in April, award-winning Daniel Taylor Productions return to Liverpool's Epstein Theatre from Tuesday 9 - Saturday 13 October, with a new production of the hard-hitting and gritty drama A Taste Of Honey and today, producers can reveal the full cast. (more...)

Megan Follows To Receive Stratford Festival's Legacy Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino will present this year's Legacy Award to Megan Follows, one of Canada's most beloved performers, who shot to fame around the world for her award-winning portrayal of Anne in the 1985 miniseries Anne of Green Gables and its sequel Anne of Avonlea. Cimolino and Follows played opposite each other as Romeo and Juliet in Stratford in 1992. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet The FringeNYC Cast Of ESCAPE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Deya Danielle Drake's dark comedy, ESCAPE, will premiere at The New York International Fringe Festival on October 20. The limited run is directed by Lynnsey Ooten. (more...)

The Gift Theatre Announces 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

During last night's Season Release Bash at Filament Theater, Artistic Director and Co-Founder Michael Patrick Thornton proudly announced The Gift Theatre's 2019 Season will include: a revival of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning drama DOUBT: A PARABLE directed by Ensemble Member John Gawlik and featuring Ensemble Members Jennifer Glasse, Maryann Thebus and Michael Patrick Thornton (February 27 - March 31) and the Chicago premiere of Hansol Jung's WOLF PLAY, directed by guest artist Jess McLeod (October 18 - November 24). The Gift's 17th season will also include a soon-to-be-announced third production (July 12 - August 18). (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company Releases Its 2017/18 Annual Review At Annual General Meeting
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) issued its latest annual review for 2017/18 at its AGM in Stratford-upon-Avon today: www.rsc.org.uk/annual-review (more...)

A New Perspective on HAMLET Comes to Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

An interactive retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet comes to Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater in Gravedigger's Tale, October 19-28. Performances are 7:30 pm Friday & Saturday, and 2 pm Sunday. (more...)

THE POINT Comes to NYC For Climate Week 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Comics Uniting Nations, Greenpoint Innovations, Hypokrit Theatre Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and UNICEF are collaborating to present THE POINT: a Climate Week NYC (CWNYC) 2018 affiliate event - a series of artistic activations that will use a unique blend of the arts to inspire and inform about climate change and the value of forests, both locally and globally. (more...)

Bedlam's UNCLE ROMEO VANYA JULIET Begins Performances Off-Broadway At The Mezzanine Theatre At The A.R.T./New York Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Performances begin tonight for BEDLAM's (Eric Tucker, Artistic Director; Kimberly Pau Boston, Managing Director) new production of UNCLE ROMEO VANYA JULIET. This new production of UNCLE VANYA and Romeo and Juliet, at the same time, will kick off Bedlam's 2018/2019 season. UNCLE ROMEO VANYA JULIET officially opens Off-Broadway on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Mezzanine Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 W 53rd Street) for a limited 7-week run through Sunday, October 28, 2018. Tickets on sale now at 212-925-2812 or www.bedlam.org. (more...)

Randall Duk Kim & Anne Occhiogrosso Headline Cent. Stage Co's Staged Reading Of OEDIPUS REX
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso headline Centenary Stage Company's (CSC) presentation of a free staged reading of Sophocles' drama Oedipus Rex on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 PM in the Kutz Theatre at the Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown, New Jersey. (more...)

BWW Interview: Principal Dancer Chun Wai Chan Talks Houston Ballet at Miller Outdoor Theatre
by Katricia Lang - Sep 13, 2018

September 13-15, 2018 Houston Ballet will give free performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre. On the program are excerpts from crowd favorites like Romeo and Juliet, SWAN LAKE and DON QUIXOTE, as well as a selection from JUST, a new work from Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch. (more...)

Friday 5(+1): The Cast of HAIRSPRAY At The Roxy Regional Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 13, 2018

Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre transports audiences back to Baltimore - the capital of big hair and the city of big dreams - in 1962 with their production of Hairspray, now onstage through September 29. This weekend (which features the company's annual fundraising gala on Saturday night) kicks off the second weekend of the show's multi-week run in Historic Downtown Clarksville. (more...)

Broken Nose Theatre Announces Seventh Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Broken Nose Theatre is pleased to announce it Seventh Season, featuring a world premiere and two Midwest premieres to presented at its resident home, The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. (more...)

Cast Announced for IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history. (more...)

Casting Announced For IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S At El Portal
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history. (more...)

A.C.T.'s Master Of Fine Arts Program & Young Conservatory Announce 2018¬Ė19 Production Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Conservatory Director Melissa Smith and Young Conservatory Director Jill MacLean announced today the 2018-19 production lineup and schedule for the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program and Young Conservatory. Tickets for all performances are available online at www.act-sf.org/csvshows or by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415-749-2228. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET Heads to the Sands Theatre in November for Three Days Only
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Two star-crossed lovers come together despite constant opposition from their warring families in BASE Entertainment Asia's latest production, described as 'the greatest love story ever told'. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For DON CARLOS, The Centrepiece Of Exeter Northcott Theatre's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Artistic and Executive Director of Exeter Northcott Theatre Daniel Buckroyd today announces the full cast for a major new revival of Schiller's Don Carlos presented in a co-production with Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) and Rose Theatre Kingston. Gadi Roll directs Tom Burke (Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa), Alexandra Dowling (Eboli), Darrell D'Silva (Philip), Kelly Gough (Elizabeth), Jason Morell (Domingo), Vinta Morgan (Alba), Samuel Valentine (Don Carlos), Stephen Ventura (Lerma) Flip Webster (Duchess), with Alexander Allin, Dan Ball, Guy Dennys and Euan Shanahan completing the company's ensemble. (more...)

Mordance Kicks Off Sixth Season With Works In Progress Showing 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

MorDance, in its mission to create modern, relevant movement that maintains the integrity of classical ballet, embarks on their sixth season of innovative and inspiring ballet-making. This season, Artistic Director Morgan McEwen is choreographing the company's first full length story ballet, a contemporary version of Romeo and Juliet, set to premier this spring. (more...)

Photo Flash: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Comes To UofSC Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

The University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance will present Shakespeare in Love, the popular stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning film, October 5-13 at Drayton Hall Theatre. (more...)

The Desert Ensemble Theatre Presents the Premiere of PUBLIC DISCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

The Desert Ensemble Theatre company is proud to announce its soft-open to the 2018-2019 with the stage premiere of Public Discourse, a new play by Sam Benson Smith and directed by Shawn Abramowitz. (more...)

RSC Will Present AS YOU LIKE IT, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, and MEASURE FOR MEASURE as Part of Summer 2019 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran announced today his ambition for a new collaborative cross-cast ensemble which reflects the nation, to play three Shakespeare productions in a newly reconfigured Royal Shakespeare Theatre next summer. All three productions will then tour in repertoire for the first time to six regional theatres in 2019. (more...)

Wheelhouse Theater Company Will Present Return Engagement Of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s HAPPY BIRTHDAY WANDA JUNE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Wheelhouse Theater Company and its Founding Members Matt Harrington, David Kenner, Michael Schantz, and Jeffrey Wise announced today that due to popular demand, the company will stage a special return engagement of Kurt Vonnegut's rarely produced play HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE October 18th - November 29th at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET project, 229 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. The New York Times Critics' Pick production, which garnered unanimous rave reviews this past Spring at the Gene Frankel Theatre, offers up dynamic and often hilarious insight into a capitalist society's attempts to make socio-cultural progress in a world polarized by its moral and political outrage¬Öor lack thereof. Jeffrey Wise will direct the production that will run through Thursday, November 29th. The official opening is set for Tuesday, October 23rd. For more information, visit http://www.wheelhousetheater.org (more...)

MNM Theatre Co. Presents MY WAY: A Musical Tribute To Frank Sinatra At The Kravis Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Marcie Gorman, Executive Producer & Artistic Director for the award-winning MNM Theatre Company, today announced their next show at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse will be a finger-snapping, ring-a-ding-ding sentimental favorite: My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, September 28 to October 14 (more...)

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