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Bristol Old Vic Announces 24 New Shows For Its Winter/Spring 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Bristol Old Vic today went on sale with its Winter/Spring 2019 programme, launching a new season of inspiring, cutting-edge and award-winning theatre, set to take Bristol by storm following its ground-breaking Year of Change. (more...)

AMERICAN MOOR Returns to Anacostia Playhouse for Four Weeks Only
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Shakespeare, race, and America - not necessarily in that order - are explored when AUDELCO, IRNE, and Elliot Norton Award-winning American Moor returns to the Anacostia Playhouse for a back-by-popular-demand four-week engagement, January 9 - February 3, 2019. (more...)

Bradley Brown Named Managing Director of Nashville Shakespeare Festival
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 31, 2018

Bradley Brown has been named managing editor of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival and will be responsible for the administrative and operational management of NSF and will oversee the its marketing, development and accounting. (more...)

BWW Interview: Marisol Montalvo and Jeff Roberson Open Up About the World of Opera and Their Show MAD SCENE Coming to Broadway at NOCCA
by Heidi Scheuermann - Oct 30, 2018

Opera isn't my go-to art form, I'll admit it.  In fact, I don't know many people who truly appreciate opera music nor do they understand what it actually takes to become a successful opera singer.  It's an art that often goes unnoticed because of the stereotypes that it is long, boring, difficult to understand, unrelatable, and only for old, rich people.  But if music is a universal language, and I truly believe this to be true, then why do we insist that we cannot understand and then listen to all forms of music except for this one?  I recently had the honor of speaking with two artists who are radically trying to change the scene, and make opera music accessible to everyone. (more...)

Casting Announced For Theatre Royal Stratford East's SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

Theatre Royal Stratford East is delighted to announce the full cast for this year's panto, Sleeping Beauty. The cast includes Krystal Dockery as Fairy Stardust, Joshua Elliott as King Percy, Alice Frankham as Crow/Fairy Borealis/Mirror Antoinette, Josephine Melville as Mauditious Le Vicious, Ericka Posadas as Scarlett, Shaun Prendergast as Queen Pearl and Anthony Rickman as Forrest/Fairy Nightfall. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For Oliver Chris's RALEGH: THE TREASON TRIAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

Shakespeare's Globe has announced the full cast of Ralegh: The Treason Trial, compiled, edited, dramatized and directed by Oliver Chris. A verbatim account of what played out on that extraordinary November morning in 1603, the production has been compiled and edited from sources present at the trial itself. It will premiere in Winchester Great Hall from Friday 16 November, the location of the original trial 415 years ago, before opening in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on Saturday 24 November for a limited one week run. (more...)

Griffin Theatre Welcomes Nine New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

Griffin Theatre Company Artistic Director William Massolia today announced the addition of nine new ensemble members: Isa Arciniegas, Larry Baldacci, Peter Byrne, Jermaine Hill, Nicole Laurenzi, Ryan McBride, Rochelle Therrien, Jason VonRohn and Scott Weinstein. Additionally, Griffin is pleased to add six new artistic associates: Will Kiley, Dorothy Milne, Mechelle Moe, Alexander Ridgers, Rachel Sypniewski and Brandon Wardell. (more...)

WallByrd Theatre Reschedules Opening Night Of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

Due to a serious illness with a cast member in this four-person play, the opening night of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF has been postponed until Saturday, November 3rd.  Ticket holders for the November 1st and 2nd performances may reschedule for another performance or receive a refund.  Those ticket holders will be notified via email on how to request an exchange or refund. (more...)

Sprout Works Presents ROLLER DYNASTY Written By Ryan Drake, Directed By Emma Miller
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

Sprout Works's world premiere of Roller Dynasty' written by Ryan Drake and directed by Emma Miller, will open on November 8, 2018 at 8pm. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET Comes To Marina Bay Sands Singapore
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

The Marina Bay Sands Singapore presents Romeo and Juliet as a ballet, running from Nov. 23 to Nov. 25.  (more...)

Colorado Shakespeare Festival Announces 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2018

Next summer, June 7-Aug. 11, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival (CSF) will present a season of Shakespeare's most popular plays, featuring iconic romances, heroines and an award-winning new play with a Shakespearean twist. (more...)

Giles, Baum, Weinhold And More Join PICT's THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2018

Martin Giles, Karen Baum, Jordon Ross Weinhold and more join the cast of PICT Classic Theatre's upcoming production of The Old Curiosity Shop. (more...)

HADESTOWN Leads November's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Oct 27, 2018

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From new musicals to Shakespeare, Pinter and Magic Mike, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld reviews, interviews and features! (more...)

BWW Review: HENRY V at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - Oct 27, 2018

In Shakespeare's day his plays served multiple purposes. In some cases, they created an escape for the people to forget their troubles and laugh or revel with and through the characters on stage. In others, the stories served as cautionary tales that made audiences think about their own lives through the lens of the troubles portrayed. Yet it was Shakespeare's history plays that aimed to take a pivotal moment in history and not only bring it to life for the audience to witness (and hopefully understand better), but to ground those stories in the present and allow those in attendance (and possibly those in power) to learn from the mistakes of the past. Thus, is the case with HENRY V, the current production being mounted at Hartford Stage. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Presents PARADISE BLUE Beginngin November 21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents Paradise Blue by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Awoye Timpo, from November 21 through December 16, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Shakespeare's KING JOHN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 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. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For The World Première Of APPROACHING EMPTY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Kiln Theatre, Tamasha and Live Theatre today announce the full cast for the world premiere of Ishy Din's Approaching Empty in a first-time creative collaboration for the three companies. Pooja Ghai directs Kammy Darweish (Mansha), Rina Fatania (Sameena), Karan Gill (Shazad), Nicholas Khan (Raf), Nicholas Prasad (Sully) and Maanuv Thiara (Tany). The production opens at Kiln Theatre on 14 January, with previews from 9 January, and runs until 2 February. Following performances at Kiln Theatre, the production tours to Live Theatre, Newcastle; Tron Theatre, Glasgow; Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh; Derby Theatre; Belgrade Theatre, Coventry; Curve, Leicester; Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch, and Coliseum Theatre, Oldham. (more...)

Actors Touring Company Presents LIVING WITH THE LIGHTS ON UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Back by popular demand, Mark Lockyer's critically acclaimed Living with the Lights On - produced by ATC - will tour the UK again in early 2019. This follows three previous UK and European sell-out tours and two sell-out runs at the Young Vic London. (more...)

Violist Jeongeun Park Makes Carnegie Hall Debut
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

On Monday December 17, 2018 at 8pm, violist Jeongeun Park (jeongeunparkviola.com), along with pianist Eric Zuber, will celebrate her New York City concert debut as well as Carnegie Hall debut with a recital at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York, NY. Tickets are $20, and are available at carnegiehall.org or by calling 212-247-7800. (more...)

The Public's Free Mobile Unit Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin previews for the MOBILE UNIT's production of Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM on Sunday, October 28. Directed by Jenny Koons, the free sit-down run of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM follows a three-week tour to five boroughs bringing Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM will run through Saturday, November 17 with an official press opening on Friday, November 2. (more...)

Meet The Women Of Steppenwolf's LA RUTA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

This December, Steppenwolf Theatre Company is proud to present the world premiere production of La Ruta by acclaimed Chicago playwright Isaac Gomez, directed by ensemble member Sandra Marquez. Featuring ensemble member Karen Rodriguez along with an eight-member all female Latinx cast, La Ruta is inspired by the lives of Mexican women who live, work-and disappear-along a Ciudad Juarez bus route. La Ruta weaves live music through a story of resilience in the wake of loss. (more...)

BWW Live Chats with THE FERRYMAN Stars Niall Wright & Fra Fee- Watch the Full Conversation!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Tomorrow, November 9th, (5:00pm EST) BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg is getting up close and personal with not one, but two stars of The Ferryman- Niall Wright and Fra Fee. (more...)

Great Russian NUTCRACKER Returns Featuring Local Dancers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Announcing the Moscow Ballet superstar ballerinas and danseurs who bring their Nutcracker ballet with a Russian flair to life for audiences from coast to coast! Alexandra Elagina who graduated from the world-famous Kazan Ballet Academy and Kostyantyn Vinovoy who has won top prize at Serge Lifar International Ballet Competition. Also featuring local student dancers from Pennsylvania Classical Ballet. Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker is in Easton at the State Theatre on Sunday, December 9 for just two performances this holiday season. (more...)

Regina Spektor Releases New Single 'Birdsong'
by TV News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Regina Spektor's new track “Birdsong,” is out today via Sire Records/Warner Bros. Records. The track is prominently featured in the lavish episode, “Panorama,” of the acclaimed Amazon series, The Romanoffs, Matthew Weiner's Mad Men follow-up. Regina and Matthew's collaboration was the natural outcome of a relationship formed when the two met at an event honoring Orange is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan and producer Shonda Rhimes. Their friendship was cemented when the two bonded over poetry, music, the creative process and their shared infatuation with Paul Simon at the American Academy of Poets' Poetry and the Creative Mind in 2016.  (more...)

Mellon Foundation Expands Funding For Cincinnati Opera, CCM Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Cincinnati Opera and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) are pleased to announce that The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a new grant of $550,000 to renew funding for Opera Fusion: New Works and support two new initiatives to promote diverse voices in the arts. (more...)

Actor And Playwright David Heron To Receive Caribbean Life Impact Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Award winning actor and playwright David Heron will be honored in New York next week with the Caribbean Life Impact Award in recognition of his career achievements in Entertainment and Entrepreneurship. (more...)

The Actor's Hub Presents Gender-Swapped ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

One of Shakespeare's most popular and well-known plays will soon come alive at The Actors' Hub - with a twist. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET Comes To The National Theatre 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

The National Theatre presents the ballet Romeo and Juliet, running from Nov. 12 to Feb. 12. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Comes To The Estonian National Opera Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

WEST SIDE STORY comes to the Estonian National Opera, running from May 24 to May 28, with tickets on sale now. (more...)

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, Barbican
by Rona Kelly - Nov 7, 2018

Grounded in the text with clear intentions from the director and actors, Erica Whyman's Romeo and Juliet feels like you're hearing the play anew. (more...)

The Royal Opera House Presents A Cinema Festival This Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

The Royal Opera House will launch its first ever Cinema Festival on Monday 3 December in the newly refurbished Linbury Theatre in the heart of Covent Garden. Children can go free to all Saturday and Sunday cinema matinee performances and to The Nutcracker on 3 December. Launching with the live screening of The Nutcracker on 3 December and running until 6 January 2019, the Cinema Festival will feature 21 titles that celebrate the breadth of ballet and opera repertory shown in cinemas since our first broadcast ten years ago. Tickets on sale Thursday 8 November at 10am. (more...)

Moisés Kaufman to Direct Berkeley Rep's PARADISE SQUARE: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, A.J. Shively, Kennedy Caughell, and More Star
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership. (more...)

Wheelhouse Theater Company Offers Midterm Voters With 'i Voted' Stickers Special Deal For Election Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Those 'I voted' stickers can be used for more then just selfies! Wheelhouse Theater Company is offering $30 walk-up tickets to all theatergoers presenting their 'I Voted' stickers at the box office for Wheelhouse's special return engagement of Kurt Vonnegut's rarely produced HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE, for all performances through Sunday, November 11 at The Duke on 42ND Street, a NEW 42ND STREET® project, 229 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. Tickets are regularly priced $49 - $109. (more...)

Curve Announces Christmas 2019 Production Of WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Leicester's Curve theatre has announced the classic musical West Side Story as its Made at Curve Christmas 2019 production. (more...)

A&A Ballet Presents THE ART DECO NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

A&A BALLET (A&A), under the artistic direction of Anna Reznik and Alexei Kremnev, has announced the principal casting for "The Art Deco Nutcracker" (© 2017 Alexei Kremnev), which will be performed at Chicago's Studebaker Theatre at 410 S. Michigan Ave, November 30-December 2, 2018. (more...)

BWW Interview: David Bernard of THE PARK AVENUE CHAMBER SYMPHONY Discusses Their Exciting New Season!
by Peter Danish - Nov 6, 2018

BWW Interview: David Bernard of THE PARK AVENUE CHAMBER SYMPHONY discusses their new season (more...)

Donmar Warehouse's Shakespeare Trilogy Added To National Theatre's On Demand In Schools Service
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

The Donmar Warehouse's all-female Shakespeare Trilogy has been added to the National Theatre's On Demand In Schools service. (more...)

Ballet Palm Beach Welcomes 50 Friends To 'Dance Revealed' Raising $15k For Programming
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Colleen Smith, Founder and Artistic Director of Ballet Palm Beach, today announced that the nonprofit professional dance company raised about $15,000 at Dance Revealed, the exclusive studio event held on Thursday, October 25, in Palm Beach Gardens. (more...)

BWW Interview: Charlotte Josephine Talks ROMEO AND JULIET
by Rona Kelly - Nov 5, 2018

Actress and writer Charlotte Josephine features in her first season for the Royal Shakespeare Company, playing Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet. Catching up on the first day of rehearsals for the London transfer, Charlotte spoke to us about how Erica Whyman's production will resonate with audiences, as well as what it's like taking on a role normally played by a man and speaking 'forbidden' words. (more...)

Declan Bennett And Bronté Barbé Lead The Cast In Off-Broadway Hit Musical STRIKING 12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Ben Lockwood, Rupert Henderson and Oliver Kaderbhai today announce the full cast for the hit Off-Broadway musical Striking 12 from Tony Award-winning Rachel Sheinkin and musical duo Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda. Oliver Kaderbhai directs Declan Bennett (Brendan), Bronte Barbe (The Match Girl), Danielle Kassarate (Narrator), with Kate Robson-Stuart and Leon Scott completing the cast. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Match Girl, Striking 12 will open at the Union Theatre on 3 December, with previews from 28 November and runs until 23 December. (more...)

BWW Review: BEETHOVEN INTIMATE LETTERS at Italian Academy At Columbia University
by Joanna Barouch - Nov 4, 2018

ASPECT Foundation for Music and Arts has other ideas about concert presentation. Using a combination of well-chosen visuals, fascinating descriptions of composers' lives and musical motivations, together with stunningly played music, the standard concert format is nowhere in evidence. The audience is engaged. It learns. It's a brilliant concept. (more...)

BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Murfreesboro Center For The Arts
by Payton McCarthy - Nov 4, 2018

When one hears the name, William Shakespeare, one often thinks of tragic lovers, murderous revenge, or tormented royals. If you have not yet become a converted worshipper of The Great Bard, you may even dread the idea of sitting through what you may expect to be hours worth of old, confusing language which is beyond hope of translation, and opt to take a nap instead. Well, whatever expectations you may have from the timeless theatrical master's material, you may leave them at the steps of the Center for the Arts as you enter the fantastical and delightfully entertaining world of A Midsummer Night's Dream. While this story is similar to the classic Romeo and Juliet tale through its introduction of the two star crossed lovers which the show follows, the magical forest on the outskirts of Athens (or, as the Center's production depicts, a world inspired by 1920's New York) is anything but reminiscent of fair Verona or its tragic occurrences when civil blood made civil hands unclean. (more...)

Photo Throwback: Stephen Sondheim at WEST SIDE STORY in 1980
by Walter McBride - Nov 4, 2018

Take a look back at BroadwayWorld's archives as we bring you this throwback photo of Stephen Sondheim at opening night of West Side Story in 1980! (more...)

Casting Announced For JEANNIE at the Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

A 1930s comedy for Christmas, Jeannie by rediscovered female playwright Aimee Stuart will open at the Finborough Theatre for a four-week limited season on Tuesday, 27 November 2018 (Press Nights: Thursday, 29 November and Friday, 30 November 2018 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Original LOST IN YONKERS Star Graham Alexander Sack Joins Tim Realbuto's Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Graham Alexander Sack, who starred as Arty Kurnitz in the original Broadway production of Neil Simon's LOST IN YONKERS, has joined the cast of Tim Realbuto's revival, taking place on Sunday, December 9th at The Engleman Concert Hall in NYC. (more...)

Bumper Summer Season Line Up For Fugard Bioscope
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

There's a bumper summer season line up at The Fugard Bioscope during December and January. (more...)

Meet the Cast of NETWORK- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Nov 10, 2018

NETWORK begins previews tonight, November 10 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Sussex Technical Dram Club Presents BAD AUDITIONS BY BAD ACTORS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

The Sussex Tech Drama Club present Bad Auditions by Bad Actors by Ian McWethy on November 8th, 9th, and 10th. All performances will be held in the Commons Area Theater at Sussex Tech High School 17099 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, Delaware. Tickets are $10 for Students/Seniors and $12 for Adults and can be purchased at Anthony.natoli@sussexvt.k12.de.us. Curtain is 630pm for all performances. (more...)

Violist Jeongeun Park Performs works by Reinecke, Prokofiev, Fauré and Shostakovich at Weill Recital Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

On Monday December 17, 2018 at 8pm, violist Jeongeun Park (www.jeongeunparkviola.com), along with pianist Eric Zuber, will celebrate her New York City concert debut as well as Carnegie Hall debut with a recital at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York, NY. Tickets are $20, and are available at www.carnegiehall.org or by calling 212-247-7800. (more...)

Cast Announced For Mike Barltett's SNOWFLAKE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Cast announced for triple Oliver Award-winner Mike Bartlett's brand new play SNOWFLAKE this Christmas at Oxford's Old Fire Station, featuring: (more...)

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