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Photo Flash: First Look at Midsommer Flight's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2017

Midsommer Flight, a professional not-for-profit theatre company that was one of five Finalists for this year's League of Chicago Theatres Emerging Theatre Award, is staging Shakespeare's Twelfth Night for the third consecutive holiday season, complete with its acclaimed musical score. The comedy is being performed in the Show House room at the Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton Drive, for three weekends - from November 30 December 17, 2017. The production is part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Night Out in the Parks initiative that provides world-class performances in Chicago's neighborhood parks throughout the year. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017


Lineup Announced For Fifth Annual POWERS NEW VOICES FESTIVAL at the Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced it will present the fifth annual Powers New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, playing January 12 14, 2018. The festival will kick off on Friday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m. with Voices of the Community: Celebrating Local Playwrights, an evening of work created by San Diego residents through the Globe's arts engagement initiatives Community Voices and coLAB, and will continue with four readings by some of the most exciting voices writing for the American theatre today. The new American play readings commence on Saturday, January 13 at 4:00 p.m. with Laurel Ollstein's They Promised Her the Moon, directed by Giovanna Sardelli (Somewhere, The Whipping Man at the Globe), followed at 7:30 p.m. by Too Heavy for Your Pocket by Jir h Breon Holder, directed by Patricia McGregor (Globe for All's Measure for Measure).The Festival continues on Sunday, January 14 at 3:00 p.m. with The Tale of Despereaux, with book, music, and lyrics by PigPen Theatre Co. (The Old Man and The Old Moon at the Globe), based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo and the Universal Pictures animated motion picture. The Festival will wrap up that evening at 7:30 p.m. with The Great Leap by Lauren Yee, directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg (Globe's Skeleton Crew). (more...)

Cast and Creative Announced for Lyric Stage's ROAD SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

On his continuing journey through the works of Stephen Sondheim, director Spiro Veloudos brings us Sondheim's latest work,Road Show, the true boom-and-bust story of two of the most colorful and outrageous fortune-seekers in American history. From the Alaskan Gold Rush to the Florida real estate boom in the 1930s, entrepreneur Addison Mizner and his fast-talking brother Wilson were proof positive that the road to the American Dream is often a seductive, treacherous tightrope walk. (more...)

Meet the Royal Company of FARINELLI AND THE KING, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 17, 2017

The critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, starring three-time Tony Award-winner (Twelfth Night, Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies) Mark Rylance, opens tonight, December 17, 2017 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). The production plays a strictly limited engagement for 16 weeks only through Sunday, March 25, 2018. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch a trailer for the show! (more...)

by Anton Anderssen - Dec 17, 2017

Music Hall welcomes back The MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET, Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 at 8:00pm with a performance of the timeless ballet- SWAN LAKE: Ballet in Four Acts with Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikowski (more...)

Moscow Festival Ballet Presents SWAN LAKE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2017

Music Hall welcomes back The MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET, Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 at 8:00pm with a performance of the timeless ballet- Swan Lake - A Ballet in Four Acts with Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikowski (more...)

TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING Alum Unite In New Film
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2017

Ever wonder what happened to Tony and Tina after Tony n' Tina's Wedding? Maybe they grew up to be parents themselves.Tony n' Tina's Wedding is, of course, the smash hit environmental theater comedy that started Off Broadway in New York and spawned numerous regional productions including Chicago and Los Angeles. (more...)

DIETRICH RIDES AGAIN Returns for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2017

On Friday, January 12th, Oliver Conant (Author/Director) and Justyna Kostek (Author/Star) will host a One Night Only performance of their one-woman tour-de-force musical, DIETRICH RIDES AGAIN, about the life and times of Marlene Dietrich. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Santa Cruz Shakespeare Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Santa Cruz Shakespeare is thrilled to announce its 2018 summer season, with repertory performances beginning July 10 and running through September 2 at the Audrey Stanley Grove in DeLaveaga Park. Celebrating its fifth season as an independent nonprofit, SCS will kick off summer performances with Shakespeare's hilarious feast of language Love's Labour's Lost, directed by Laura Gordon (Much Ado About Nothing, 2015), beginning performances July 10. Romeo and Juliet, (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Philadelphia Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN
by Walter McBride - Dec 15, 2017

The cast of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein held a meet and greet, and BroadwayWorld was there! Check out photos from the event here! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

PETER PAN to Fly to Music Theater Works This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents PETER PANat Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, December 23, 2017 through January 1, 2018. (more...)

Jonathan Hyde And Daniel Rigby Lead The Company For The Regional Premi re Of Peter Morgan's FROST/NIXON
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces that Jonathan Hyde and Daniel Rigby will lead the company for Kate Hewitt's regional premi re production of Peter Morgan's Frost/Nixon. Hyde returns to Sheffield Theatres, where he recently played the title role in Hastie's production of Julius Caesar, to play Richard Nixon, with Daniel Rigby as David Frost. The full company will be announced in the new year. (more...)

Bolshoi Ballet's LE CORSAIRE to Screen at Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Experience the captivating, mesmerizing and enchanting of magic of the ballet when Le Corsaire airs on the big screen in the Bolshoi Ballet Encore in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, January 14th at 4pm. (more...)

Bolshoi Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Set for Encore at Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

The Nutcracker, a holiday tradition for the whole family, graces the Bolshoi stage for two hours of enchantment and magic in this encore performance of Bolshoi Ballet in HD: The Nutcracker with screenings on December 23rd at 2pm and 6pm at The Ridgefield Playhouse. (more...)

STC to Stage Heather Raffo's NOURA as Part of Women's Voices Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

As part of the second Women's Voices Theater Festival, Shakespeare Theatre Company presents the world-premiere production of Noura, a new play written by award-winning playwright and performer Heather Raffo (Nine Parts of Desire). Directed by Joanna Settle and featuring Raffo in the titular role, the play will run at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW) February 6 March 11, 2018. (more...)

Robert O'Hara's MANKIND Begins Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

A friendly reminder that previews begin tomorrow, Friday, December 15 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons world premiere production of Mankind, a new play written and directed by two-time Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara (Bootycandy, Bella: An American Tall Tale at Playwrights; Barbecue, In the Continuum, The Brother/Sister Plays). (more...)

The Left Wing, In Association With John Turturro, Presents Brandon Cole's IMPERFECT LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

The Left Wing, in association with John Turturro, presents the world premiere production of Brandon Cole's Imperfect Love, a serious comedy in two acts. Directed by Michael Di Jiacomo, Imperfect Love is inspired by the tumultuous life of the great Italian actress Eleonora Duse (1858 1924) and her nine-year love affair with the poet and playwright Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863 1938). The production, which runs January 24 February 18, 2018, at The Connelly Theater, features costume and set design by the Academy Award-winning Italian designer Gianni Quaranta (Merchant-Ivory's A Room with a View, Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet) and is scheduled to open on February 4. Turturro's 1998 film, Illuminata, which was co-written by Cole and Turturro, was based on Cole's Imperfect Love. (more...)

Soho Rep. Reopens With Aleshea Harris' IS GOD IS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Soho Rep. (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director) reopens its iconic downtown Manhattan theater with the world premiere of Aleshea Harris's Relentless Award-winning Is God Is, directed by Taibi Magar (Ars Nova's Underground Railroad Game), February 6 - March 11, 2018. (more...)

Lenny Wolpe to Star in THE OUTSIDER at Paper Mill Playhouse; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today the cast and creative team for the East Coast premiere of the new play The Outsider by Paul Slade Smith, directed by David Esbjornson (Driving Miss Daisy). (more...)

Jessica Love, Nadine Malouf and More to Lead QUEENS at LCT3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Jessica Love, Nadine Malouf, Ana Reeder, Andrea Syglowski, Zuzanna Szadkowski, Sarah Tolan-Mee, and Nicole Villamil will be featured in the upcoming LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of queens, a new play by Martyna Majok, to be directed by Danya Taymor. (more...)

Cast Announced for Winter Run of THE DIVIDE at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Written as a 'narrative for voices' by Alan Ayckbourn and brought to The Old Vic stage by Old Vic Baylis Director Annabel Bolton following its premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival, The Divide unfolds in a dystopian society of repression and seething insurrection. (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, and More Sign On as Muny Season 100 Creatives
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2018 centennial season, which opens on June 11 with the first production in the world of Jerome Robbins' Broadway since it's Tony - award winning Broadway and national tour productions. (more...)

Jackie Hoffman, Budapest Festival Orchestra and More Coming Up This January at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has announced its January 2018 programs and events. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch the New Trailer for LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL at Hope Mill Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 13, 2017

The European premiere of Little Women The Musical comes to Manchester this Autumn, staged at Hope Mill Theatre in Ancoats through this weekend. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show in a new trailer below! (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Second Stage's LOBBY HERO, Starring Michael Cera and More, on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public today, Wednesday, December 13 at 1 PM ET for Second Stage Theater's Broadway premiere of KENNETH LONERGAN's LOBBY HERO, directed by TRIP CULLMAN and starring MICHAEL CERA, CHRIS EVANS, BRIAN TYREE HENRY, and BEL POWLEY. (more...)

Conor McPherson's THE WEIR Announces Exclusive Scottish Dates
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

English Touring Theatre presents the touring production of Conor McPherson's Olivier Award-winning play The Weir, co-produced with Mercury Theatre Colchester, with exclusive Scottish dates at King's Theatre Edinburgh, Tue 20 to Sat 24 Feb 2018. (more...)

Barrington Stage Company Launches National New Play Contest; Deadline This April!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, announced today the creation of The Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award, a national new play contest. The Grand Prize winner will receive $25,000 from Barrington Stage Company. Submissions are being accepted now through April 30, 2018. (more...)

Music Academy of the West Selects Ten Zarin Mehta Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

On January 18, the ten outstanding musicians from Music Academy of the West who have been named as this year's Zarin Mehta Fellows will arrive in New York to take part in the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program's fourth season. (more...)

The Flea Announces Spring 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Niegel Smith, Artistic Director and Carol Ostrow, Producing Director of The Flea Theater proudly announce the slate for their spring season, which will feature three world premieres, the return of its late-night series Serials, as well as new programming Cereals, plays for younger audiences and Flea Fridays, an immersive weekend cabaret. (more...)

Casting Announced for IMAGINATIONSHIP at Finborough Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Originally seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant 2017 A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, the world premiere of Imaginationship by Sue Healy runs at the Finborough Theatre, playingSunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 7 January 2018 (Press Night:Monday, 8 January 2018 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Meet the Full Company of Royal Court's THE CHILDREN, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 12, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children, the new play by Olivier Award winner Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica), directed by James MacDonald (Top Girls at MTC), opens tonight, December 12, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus hear from the stars in the video below! (more...)

THE WAY THE MOUNTAIN MOVED World Premiere to Headline Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 83rd Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

General ticket sales are underway for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's (OSF) 83rd season, which begins with the first preview on Feb. 16 and continues through Oct. 28. The 2018 season features four plays by William Shakespeare, a re-imagined classic musical, two West Coast premieres, one U.S. premiere and two world premieres as well as a host of events and opportunities to further engage with the onstage works. (more...)

Canadian Premiere of Tony-Winning Play THE HUMANS to Open This Winter at the Citadel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Witness the drama and emotion of an entertaining family dinner fraught with secrets and tension when The Humans begins January 6, 2018, at the Citadel Theatre. (more...)

Russian National Ballet Theatre Presents Swan Lake
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Back by popular demand, Russian National Ballet Theatre returns with their production of Swan Lake. Choreographers Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, and Yuri Grigorovich bring a graceful revival to this ballet. The performers use dance to tell a fairy tale filled with love, betrayal, and magic. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center Announces Spring 2018 Music Series Starting 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) announces the Spring 2018 Music Series, which runs January through April and features an eclectic lineup of premieres and performances by international musicians. All performances will be held at BAC (450 West 37th Street, Manhattan). Tickets ($20-25) are on sale now at or 866-811-4111. (more...)

BWW Review: SYMPHONIC CARNIVAL at Sarasota Orchestra
by Carolan Trbovich - Dec 12, 2017

Berlioz's 'Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9', Barber's 'Violin Concerto, Op. 14', Berstein's 'West Side Story, Symphonic Dances', Stravinsky's 'Suite from the Firebird' (1919) was a part of the stunning repertoire presented by the Sarasota Orchestra under the magnificent direction of celebrated Guest Conductor Larry Rachleff. (more...)

DIETRICH - NATURAL DUTY is an Intoxicating Mix Of Theatre, Cabaret, and Drag
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

An intoxicating mix of theatre, cabaret and drag, this new one-(wo)man show by Peter Groom, created for VAULT Festival 2018, uses music, stories and songs - including Falling in Love Again, Lili Marlene, Where have all the Flowers gone?, Boys in the Backroom, Lola, The Laziest Girl in Town - to reveal a Hollywood icon's extraordinary commitment to duty. (more...)

Allan Corduner, Jordan Donica & Linda Mugleston Join MY FAIR LADY on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andr Bishop) has announced that Allan Corduner will play Colonel Pickering, Jordan Donica will play Freddy Eynsford-Hill, and Linda Mugleston will play Mrs. Pearce, in its upcoming production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY, directed by Bartlett Sher. They join Lauren Ambrose (as Eliza Doolittle), Harry Hadden-Paton (as Henry Higgins), Norbert Leo Butz (as Alfred P. Doolittle), and Diana Rigg (as Mrs. Higgins) to head the cast of 37 in this new production of the most beloved musical of all time, beginning performances Thursday, March 15 and opening on Thursday, April 19 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Extends MAN OF LA MANCHA Through December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Due to popular demand, New Repertory Theatre has extended its run of Man of La Mancha through December 31, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 2017 WillPower Tour Unlocks The Power Of Shakespeare For 13,500 Students
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's WillPower production of Romeo and Juliet toured for 33 days, traveled 2,771 miles, and performed for 13,500 students. (more...)

Casting Announced for Finborough Theatre's INTO THE NUMBERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Nanking massacre, as well as the first production at the Finborough Theatre building in its 150th anniversary year, the European premiere of Into the Numbers by multi-award-winning American playwright Christopher Chen opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 2 January 2018 (Press Nights: Thursday 4 and Friday 5 January 2018 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Complete Casting Announced For Asolo Rep's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Asolo Rep proudly kicks off its repertory season with SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, the stunning new stage adaptation of Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard's triumphant Academy Award-winning film. The film starred Gwyneth Paltrow as Viola, who garnered an Oscar for the role, Joseph Fiennes as Will, and Dame Judi Dench as Queen Elizabeth. This lush, sweeping and timeless romantic comedy will be helmed by director and choreographer Rachel Rockwell. Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE previews January 10 and 11, opens January 12 and runs in rotating repertory through March 28 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Columbus Symphony To Celebrate Russian Composers In The RUSSIAN WINTER FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Guest pianist Natasha Paremski joins the Columbus Symphony and Music Director Rossen Milanov as they celebrate the passion and exoticism of the Russian masters in the first installment of the Russian Winter Festival. The full program includes Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, Prokofiev's Symphony No. 1 ( Classical ), and Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy. (more...)

John Tufts to Star in I AM MY OWN WIFE at Laguna Playhouse This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced the fourth show in the Laguna Playhouse 97th season, I AM MY OWN WIFE, written by Doug Wright and directed by Jenny Sullivan and starring John Tufts. (more...)

Philidelphia Youth Orchestra Students Perform At 2017 National Association For Music Education
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

On November 28, 2017 six talented young musicians from the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra performed in the 2017 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-National Honor Ensembles held at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort. The students displayed their talent and performed Bernstein's Overture to Candide , Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasie Overture , and the world premiere of Daniel Dimarino's Temptations. (more...)

Hoxton Hall Announce Full Cast For World Premiere Of All-Female Musical ORANGES AND ELEPHANTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Karena Johnson, Artistic Director of Hoxton Hall, today announces full cast for the world premi re of Oranges and Elephants, the first production in the venue's all-female spring season Female Parts. The musical centres on two rival female gangs in Victorian London blending Music Hall, Fairground and Musical Theatre storytelling. (more...)

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