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Semyon Bychkov and the Czech Philharmonic Release MANFRED SYMPHONY, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Russian conductor Semyon Bychkov and the Czech Philharmonic's recording of Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony is released on Tuesday, August 25, as Volume 2 in The Tchaikovsky Project, their recording cycle on Decca Classics that will encompass the composer's complete symphonies and piano concertos, as well as selected orchestral works. The cycle was launched in October 2016 with a recording of the composer's Sixth Symphony (“Pathétique”) and Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture. Pre-orders are available now through Amazon and iTunes. (more...)

ONEOHONE Theatre to Stage Immersive Show THE VANEK TRILOGY: LIVING ROOM SOIREES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The work of Czech playwright and later on president Vaclav Havel and the history of Czech dissent is the inspiration for the site-specific immersive show The Vanek Trilogy: Living Room Soirees. (more...)

BWW Review: These TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Have it Made in the Shade
by Ellen Dostal - Aug 9, 2017

ISC sets TWO GENTS in the 1950s, accompanied by a live band on stage playing an infectious rock 'n' roll score. Musical director Dave Beukers' arrangements are bright and sexy with a beat that's perfect for dancing (think Elvis Presley during his Sun Records days or Jerry Lee Lewis). It's a choice that admirably complements Shakespeare's early play - thought by many to be his first - and the erratic appetites of youth. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Partners with Company d, Memphis VA, Jail East, Hope Academy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre and education organization, announces new partnerships with Company d and the Memphis Veterans Administration Medical Association while also expanding its Shakespeare programs for adjudicated youth at both Jail East and Hope Academy. (more...)

MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL Finds Its 'Rhonda' in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures announced today that Australian actor Madeleine Jones will play the role of Muriel's best friend Rhonda in the world premiere of Muriel's Wedding The Musical. (more...)

The Acting Gymnasium Sets A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Modern Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Acting Gymnasium will present A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare this September. (more...)

Open Fist Presents Shattering Comedy WALKING TO BUCHENWALD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Two couples learn what it means to be American in a world that no longer admires the U.S. Open Fist Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Walking To Buchenwald, a protean comedy with shocking consequences by Tom Jacobson.Roderick Menzies directs for a Sept. 9 opening atAtwater Village Theatre. (more...)

PICT Classic Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

PICT Classic Theatre announces its 2017-2018 Season, with a focus on classic authors William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, and Charlotte Bronte, in new performance venues in Crafton, Oakland, and Point Breeze. (more...)

Shakespeare, Musicals, Premieres and More to Explore Free Will at Stratford Festival in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

For the Stratford Festival's 2018 season, Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has chosen 12 productions that explore the theme of Free Will. (more...)

Free Public Works Musical Adaptation of AS YOU LIKE IT Begins September 1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

A friendly reminder! The Public Theater will begin performances for the free Public Works musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub on Friday, September 1. (more...)

Shakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Old Globe today announced due to popular demand, that William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, has now been extended through September 22.  (more...)

The Acting Gymnasium Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and LA RONDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The Acting Gymnasium Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and LA RONDE (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for Sufi Musical ISHQ at Sadler's Wells
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

This September, Ahsan Khan (Udaari, Mausam, Dastaan, Hum TV) and Rasheeda Ali (Anita and Me, Theatre Royal Stratford East; Crossing the Border, Channel 4) will take on the roles of love interests Ranjha and Heer alongside Adnan Jaffar (Jalaibee; Manto; Karachi: The Musical) who will play villain Kaido in new multicultural Sufi musical ISHQ at Sadler's Wells. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)


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Jeff Fahey, Jack Shepherd, and More Join Martin Shaw in THE BEST MAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Neck and neck, the only thing that separates the candidates are the endorsements from a respected Ex-President (Jack Shepherd) and party big-wig (Gemma Jones). (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More!
by BWW Special - Aug 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Evita, Something Rotten, and more! (more...)

Emma Dennis-Edwards, Wil Coban, and More to Star in New British Play GATE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Emma Dennis-Edwards (Eve), Wil Coban (Mark), Eleanor Henderson (Rebecca), Joe McArdle (Luke) and Katie Sherrard (Esther) will star in the premiere of Artemis Fitzalan Howard's play GATE at the Cockpit Theatre in London.  (more...)

Fellowship for Performing Arts to Stage First New York Revival of William Nicholson's SHADOWLANDS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Fellowship for Performing Arts announced today they will return to New York for their third season with the first New York revival of William Nicholson's award-winning play SHADOWLANDS. (more...)

Bad Quarto Productions' LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Bad Quarto Productions, a theatre company specializing in performing modern theatre using Shakespearean staging techniques, opens it's current production of Love's Labour's Lost: The First Quarto at 353 W. 48th St. in New York City on August 19th. The production runs through August 27th. (more...)

BWW Review: Boost Your Broadway Street Cred with THE FANTASTICKS at Metropolitan Community Theatre Project
by Krista Garver - Aug 17, 2017

The Metropolitan Community Theatre Project's THE FANTASTICKS features a strong cast and a whole lotta love. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: BIG RIVER's Teal Davis & Elliott Robinson
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 17, 2017

Among the show's stars are Teal Davis and Elliott Robinson, who portray the show's protagonists Huck and Jim and take audiences on a journey down the Mississippi River in the rollicking, rambunctious show. Somehow, the two actors found time in their hectic, tech week schedules and sat down to take on our questions in order to offer some insight into why they do what they do, as well as suggesting why you just can't miss Big River during its three-weekend run at 108 Donelson Pike. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY at Beef & Boards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

It opened 60 years ago on Broadway, yet its message continues to resonate today. The powerful and poignant musical West Side Story is now on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre for performances now through Oct. 1. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Ahsan Khan, Rasheeda Ali and Adnan Jaffar to Star in ISHQ at Sadler's Wells
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Ahsan Khan (Udaari, Mausam, Dastaan, Hum TV) and Rasheeda Ali (Anita and Me, Theatre Royal Stratford East; Crossing the Border, Channel 4) will take on the roles of love interests Ranjha and Heer alongside Adnan Jaffar (Jalaibee; Manto; Karachi: The Musical) who will play villain Kaido in new multicultural Sufi musical ISHQ at Sadler's Wells this September. (more...)

Cast Complete for Hal Linden-Led THE PRICE in Extended Run at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces full casting for Arthur Miller's The Price, which has been extended to receive an additional week of performances due to popular demand. (more...)

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY, a Classic Through and Through
by Vince Vicentuan - Aug 16, 2017

Touted as "Broadway's greatest dance musical," "West Side Story," the international tour, opened in Manila to a crowd of old and new fans, and the result is both exhilarating and, to some degree, bifurcating. (more...)

East African Production of THE TEMPEST Heads to the Greenwich Theatre Before UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

International theatre company Bilimankhwe Arts presents their new production of Shakespeare's The Tempest, directed by artistic director Kate Stafford and designed by Hazel Albarn, on UK tour in Autumn 2017. (more...)

Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

"I will have poetry in my life.  And adventure.  And love. Love above all." The Cleveland Play House produces the Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama. (more...)

Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ellie Bamber, and More Join Donmar Warehouse's THE LADY FROM THE SEA, Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announced full casting for Elinor Cook's new version of Ibsen's masterpiece The Lady from the Sea. As previously announced Nikki Amuka-Bird will play Ellida, and she is joined by Ellie Bamber, Jake Fairbrother, Jim Findley, Jonny Holden, Finbar Lynch, Tom McKay and Helena Wilson. (more...)

Robert Icke's West End Transfer of HAMLET to Close Next Month; Set for Broadcast on BBC Two in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Audiences have under a month left to enjoy the multi award-winning Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984) innovative production of Hamlet, starring Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Pride and Cock) live on stage, which must end on 2 September 2017 at the Harold Pinter Theatre. (more...)

Students Invited to Highwood Theatre's New Year-Long Production
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

On Wednesday, August 30, and Tuesday, September 5, The Highwood Theatre will hold auditions for their Year-Long Production - the latest addition to their full season of student and professional programming. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Host Community Conversation About MILLER, MISSISSIPPI
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Dallas Theater Center will host a curated conversation featuring insights into the world-premiere play Miller, Mississippi on Aug. 21 at the Beckley-Saner Recreation Center, located at 114 W Hobson Ave., Dallas, Texas 75224. In a moderated panel discussion, Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company members Alex Organ and Liz Mikel will discuss their experiences, and how they have informed their approach to the characters they portray in Miller, Mississippi. Moderated by Amber Sims, this conversation will address advantage and what happens 'when tradition is sacred, and change is slow'. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. with food donated by Babe's Chicken Dinner House, followed by the conversation at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Finds Its 'Ti Moune' - Go Behind the Scenes and See a Special Message from the Star!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 15, 2017

Today, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Hailey Kilgore, an 18 year-old Oregon native, will make her Broadway debut as Ti Moune in the new Broadway production of Once On This Island, which will play the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. Click below to go behind the scenes on the international search for Ti Moune, plus see a message from Hailey! (more...)

US Ballet Superstar Misty Copeland Joins The Australian Ballet in THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Australian Ballet is thrilled to announce that American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Principal Dancer Misty Copeland will join the company as guest artist during the Sydney season of The Sleeping Beauty, opening at the Capitol Theatre from 11 November to 25 November 2017. (more...)

Two Shakespearean Comedies, X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION Set for The Acting Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Acting Company has announced its 2017-18 season, which exemplifies the venerable organization's commitment to cultivating a national audience for the theater with exceptional touring productions of classical and new works; developing the best young American actors by giving them an opportunity to practice their craft in a wide-ranging repertory; and educating students that have limited access to the arts. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside WEST SIDE STORY Media Call, Gala Night
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 14, 2017

U.S.-based musical theater actors Kevin Hack (Tony), Jenna Burns (Maria), Keely Beirne (Anita), Lance Hayes (Riff), and Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva (Bernardo) lead the triple threat cast of the 60th-anniversary touring company of 'West Side Story,' which originated in Germany, now playing at The Theatre at Solaire (Solaire Resort and Casino along ASEAN Avenue in Paranaque City) until Sunday, August 27. (more...)

Judy Collins, Betty Buckley, Ute Lemper, Nelli McKay and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Joe's Pub is proud to announce the headlining runs of shows for its 2017 Fall Season, running September 6 to November 30! (more...)

Dark Psychological Thriller IDEATION Coming to New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Ideation, September 2-24, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be on Wednesday, September 6 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Additional Instructors Announces For Two Week IJ Summer Ballet Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Following the announcement earlier this year of the inaugural season of the IJ Summer Ballet Intensive, founders Irina Paradnaya and Jared G. Lillyhave announced additional instructors - repetiteurs - rounding out what is sure to be an extraordinary opportunity for advanced students and aspiring professionals to learn and perform roles from the classical ballet repertory of the Bolshoi Ballet, the world's most acclaimed ballet company.  (more...)

Full Company Announced For THE LIE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for Florian Zeller's The Lie in a translation by Christopher Hampton - Lindsay Posner directs Samantha Bond, James Dreyfus, Tony Gardner and Alexandra Gilbreath. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at The 60th-Anniversary Tour of WEST SIDE STORY
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 13, 2017

U.S.-based musical theater actors Kevin Hack (Tony), Jenna Burns (Maria), Keely Beirne (Anita), Lance Hayes (Riff), and Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva (Bernardo) lead the triple threat cast of the 60th-anniversary touring company of 'West Side Story,' which originated in Germany, now playing at The Theatre at Solaire (Solaire Resort and Casino along ASEAN Avenue in Paranaque City) until Sunday, August 27. (more...)

Hangar Theatre to Begin Transition in Leadership
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

This fall, a transition in leadership will begin in the Hangar Theatre as Josh Friedman, managing director, has announced plans to leave the organization in mid-October to pursue new opportunities. (more...)

Creede Repertory Theatre Presents the 2017 Headwaters New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

CRT's Headwaters New Play Festival is the source of new plays in the West, and fosters the development of new plays for CRT's stages and beyond. 2017 Playwrights will spend one week in development with a cast, director, and dramaturg at Creede Repertory Theatre, culminating in public readings and performances August 25th-26th. (more...)

CORIOLANUS: FIGHT LIKE A BITCH Announces Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

To live like a legend... sometimes you have to fight like a bitch. The country is at war, and the Senate cannot keep the peace within its own walls--- let alone on the battlefield. Enter Coriolanus: the country's most famous badass warrior. She returns home to face the greatest battle yet: to win the love of the people & run for office--- or face the dangerous consequences of defying society's expectations. CORIOLANUS, the rarely produced play by William Shakespeare about politics, power, and pride, is packed with daring physical combat and deliciously vicious language. (more...)

Cast Set for All-Woman THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) Artistic Director Barbara Gaines stages Shakespeare's raucous comedy The Taming of the Shrew with a powerhouse, all-woman cast-setting up a witty and thought-provoking debate on politics, power, and love. Framed as a performance by a band of Suffragettes with additional dialogue by Second City's Ron West, The Taming of the Shrew launches Chicago Shakespeare's 2017/18 Season in the Courtyard Theater, September 16-November 12, 2017. (more...)

Carmina Burana to Open LA Master Chorale's New Season 9/23 & 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Performances of Carl Orff's perennially popular choral showpiece Carmina Burana and Leonard Bernstein's hope-filled plea for brotherhood, Chichester Psalms, will open the Los Angeles Master Chorale's 54th concert season on Saturday, September 23 at 2 PM and Sunday, September 24 at 7 PM in Walt Disney Concert Hall. Tickets start at $29 and are available online from lamasterchorale.org, by calling the Box Office at 213.972.7283, or in person from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion box office, Monday - Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for New Production of THE CARETAKER at Bristol Old Vic this Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Bristol Old Vic and Royal & Derngate, Northampton have announced the full cast for The Caretaker which will begin rehearsals today. (more...)

Oliver Conant and Justyna Kostek to Host World Premiere of DIETRICH RIDES AGAIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

On Thursday, August 31, Oliver Conant (Author/Director) and Justyna Kostek (Author/Star) will host the World Premiere of their anticipated one-woman tour-de-force musical, DIETRICH RIDES AGAIN, about the life and times of Marlene Dietrich. (more...)

JANE EYRE Returns to the National Theatre's Lyttelton Theatre this Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Sally Cookson's adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's masterpiece Jane Eyre returns to the NT's Lyttelton Theatre from 26 September - 21 October 2017 following a critically acclaimed season at the National Theatre and a major UK tour. (more...)

Cristin Milioti, William Jackson Harper to Lead Zoe Kazan's AFTER THE BLAST for LCT3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Eboni Booth, Will Connolly, William Jackson Harper, Ben Horner, Cristin Milioti, David Pegram, and Teresa Yenque will comprise the cast of the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of AFTER THE BLAST, a new play by Zoe Kazan, to be directed by Lila Neugebauer.  (more...)

Cast Complete for London Transfer of TROUBLE IN MIND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Today, Print Room at the Coronet announced the full cast for the London transfer of Alice Childress' Trouble in Mind. (more...)

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