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U.S. Premiere of David Harrower's Version of PUBLIC ENEMY Begins Tonight at The Pearl
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Pearl Theatre Company will present the U.S. Premiere of Henrik Ibsen's Public Enemy in a version by internationally acclaimEd Scottish playwright David Harrower. Directed by the Pearl's Artistic Director Hal Brooks, the production will run from tonight, September 29, through October 29. (more...)

Star-Studded Cast Set for Benefit Reading of Pirandello's 'RIGHT YOU ARE' at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

RIGHT YOU ARE (IF YOU THINK YOU ARE)  by Luigi Pirandello will receive a staged reading adapted and directed by John Martello on Monday, October 17th at 7:30 p.m. at the Cherry Lane Theatre (39 Commerce Street) featuring a first-rate cast. (more...)

United Solo Theatre Festival Presents World Premiere of HEDY! THE LIFE AND INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

United Solo Theatre Festival, the world's largest solo theatre festival, is pleased to present HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, written and performed by Heather Massie, directed by Joan Kane, on Hedy Lamarr's 102nd Birthday, as part its 7th season at Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St., NYC, on Wednesday, November 9th @ 7:30PM. (more...)


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U.S. Premiere of David Harrower's PUBLIC ENEMY Extends at The Pearl
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

In response to popular demand, The Pearl Theatre Company extends the U.S. Premiere of Henrik Ibsen's Public Enemy, in a version by internationally acclaimed Scottish playwright David Harrower. Directed by the Pearl's Artistic Director Hal Brooks, the production will now run through November 6. (more...)

SAINT JOAN, Starring Gemma Arterton, Finds Full Company at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Donmar Artistic Director Josie Rourke today announced full casting for her revival of Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan. As previously announced, the production will star Gemma Arterton, alongside Matt Bardock, Richard Cant, Hadley Fraser and Elliot Levey. (more...)

Political Farce CANT to Play The Brick Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The Brick Theater, Inc. and Gemini CollisionWorks present CANT, a new play by Ian W. Hill and Gemini CollisionWorks, written, designed, and directed by Ian W. Hill and assisted by Berit Johnson. (more...)

'HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr' Extended by Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

United Solo Theatre Festival, the world's largest solo theatre festival, is pleased to present HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, written and performed by Heather Massie, directed by Joan Kane, on Hedy Lamarr's 102nd Birthday, as part its 7th season at Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St., NYC, on Wednesday, November 9th @ 7:30PM and Friday, November 11th @ 7:30PM. (more...)

THE MAGIC PLAY Brings Illusion to the Goodman, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

This fall, Goodman Theatre combines world-class magic with a human story of loss and love in the world premiere of The Magic Play, by Andrew Hinderaker and directed by Halena Kays, starting tonight, October 21. (more...)

Kate Grimes Joins Starry 'RIGHT YOU ARE' Benefit Reading at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Just one week until the star-studded reading of RIGHT YOU ARE (IF YOU THINK YOU ARE) by Luigi Pirandello. Featuring Brian Murray, Laura Esterman, Lynn Cohen, Reg Rogers, Angela Pietropinto, Zoe Anastassiou, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Joel Bernstein and Kate Grimes, the reading is adapted and directed by John Martello. It will take place next Monday, October 17th at 7:30 p.m. at the Cherry Lane Theatre. (more...)

'HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr' Begins Tonight at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

United Solo Theatre Festival, the world's largest solo theatre festival, presents HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, written and performed by Heather Massie, directed by Joan Kane, on Hedy Lamarr's 102nd Birthday, as part its 7th season at Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St., NYC, tonight, November 9th, @ 7:30PM and Friday, November 11th @ 7:30PM. (more...)

The Stunning Tour-de-Force Production of SEULS Continues The Wilma Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Newly appointed Artistic Director of France's La Colline - national theatre, Wajdi Mouawad comes to Philadelphia with his internally acclaimed performance. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Ruffians' BURNING BLUEBEARD Returns This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Ruffians are thrilled to announce the return of their critically acclaimed holiday hit, BURNING BLUEBEARD for three performances only, December 16, 17 & 18, 2016.  The fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre celebrates the fifth anniversary of its creation at the theater where it was born, The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at brownpapertickets.com.   (more...)

Chichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

James Graham's critically acclaimed political drama THIS HOUSE will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, following its upcoming run at Chichester's Minerva Theatre. (more...)

KIT Presents Special Edition of CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

KIT presents a special edition of Characters in Search of an Author, based on Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello. (more...)

Archway Theatre Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Archway Theatre has announced that it will present a 2017 season of eight major productions ranging from great classics such as 'Cyrano de Bergerac,' to an original adaptation of the classic modern horror masterpiece, 'Night of The Living Dead.' (more...)

'HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr' Plays Added Show This Week at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

United Solo Theatre Festival, the world's largest solo theatre festival, will present HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, written and performed by Heather Massie, directed by Joan Kane. (more...)

Political Farce CANT Begins Tonight at The Brick Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Brick Theater, Inc. and Gemini CollisionWorks present CANT, a new play by Ian W. Hill and Gemini CollisionWorks, written, designed, and directed by Ian W. Hill and assisted by Berit Johnson. (more...)

KIT to Present Special Edition of CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

KIT presents a special edition of Characters in Search of an Author, based on Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello. (more...)

Collaborative Theatre to Stage Avant-Garde ALICE IN WONDERLAND
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Collaborative Theatre Company will present "Alice in Wonderland" as its final show of its second season from June 9-25 at Fells Point Corner Theatre. (more...)

Pirandello's MetaTheatre Masterpiece 'Mined' for Humor at Archway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Fast becoming the North Hollywood Arts District's premiere classical theatre company, the Archway Theatre presents everything from the great Greek tragedies to the most recent classics of early modernism, such as Luigi Pirandello's 'Six Characters in Search of an Author.' Pirandello's masterpiece of metatheatre will be performed June 24 through July 22. Performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $28. Special preview performance Friday, June 23. (more...)

Non-Profit Theater Company Seeks To Expand Scope Of Utah County Theater Scene
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

An Other Theater Company, a small Utah County based company that has previously produced shows at the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival and at the Canyon Glen Amphitheatre, is moving to a permanent blackbox theater space in the Provo Towne Centre mall. (more...)

TACT Announces 7th Annual newTACTics Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

TACT concludes its 2016 - '17 season with its 7th annual newTACTics New Play Festival, a fresh collection of four unpredictable and engaging new works. The original plays at newTACTics always invite you to expect the unexpected, and this year's offerings are no exception. (more...)

Bush Theatre Announces Casting for WHILE WE'RE HERE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Bush Theatre has announced today for While We're Here, a new play by acclaimed writer Barney Norris (Visitors, Bush Theatre; Eventide, Arcola Theatre). Alice Hamilton will direct Tessa Peake-Jones (Only Fools and Horses, BBC; Beacons, Park Theatre) and Andrew French (The Iphigenia Quartet, Gate Theatre; Boi, Boi is Dead, West Yorkshire Playhouse) in this world premiere which opens the Bush Theatre's brand new 60 seat Studio.    (more...)

Austin Swift, Arden Myrin & More Join Cast of CMT Hit Comedy STILL THE KING
by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

CMT today announced that Austin Swift, Arden Myrin and Natalie Dreyfuss will appear in season two of the hit comedy, STILL THE KING starring Billy Ray Cyrus, Joey Lauren Adams and Madison Iseman premiering this summer. (more...)

Casting and Production Crew Announced for THE LIAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Casting has been announced for The Liar, David Ives's "translaptation" of Pierre Corneille's 1643 farce of the same name, according to Ed Rutherford, the Promethean Theatre Ensemble artistic associate who is directing the production. The title character, Dorante, a charming young man who cannot tell the truth, will be played by Josh Hambrock. Dorante's love interest Clarice (who he believes to be named Lucrece, the name of her friend who will be played by Katherine Schwartz) will be played by ensemble member Meghann Tabor. (more...)

Casting Announced for 2017 newTACTics New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

TACT concludes its 2016 - '17 season with its 7th annual newTACTics New Play Festival, a fresh collection of four unpredictable and engaging new works. The original plays at newTACTics always invite you to expect the unexpected, and this year's offerings are no exception. (more...)

NOTHING LEFT TO BURN to Conclude newTACTics Festival This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

NOTHING LEFT TO BURN by Adi Hanash & Patrick Vassel, directed by Wes Grantom, will conclude TACT's newTACTics Festival this week. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces 2017 Autumn Programme
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse announces today two new plays for the 2017 autumn period.  Internationally-acclaimed theatre artist, Yael Farber, makes her Donmar debut directing David Harrower's haunting Knives in Hens with full casting that includes Christian Cook, Judith Roddy and Matt Ryan.  This will be the play's first major London revival since its premiere in 1995, when it instantly established Harrower as one of the UK's leading playwrights.  (more...)

BWW Interview: A Vanguard Theater in a Conservative Utah County?
by Blair Howell - Jul 5, 2017

Kacey Spadafora firmly believes in contemporary, innovative theater. And he's selected perhaps the most conservative county in the deeply red state of Utah to begin a bold theater county. (more...)

David Bowie Guides MOONAGE DAYDREAM at Philadelphia Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Ego Actus brings its one-woman show, Moonage Daydream to the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Moonage Daydream tells the story of a young woman's coming of age with David Bowie as her imaginary guide. (more...)

Casting Announced for Pete McElligott's IN A LITTLE ROOM at the wild project
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Ten Bones Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of Pete McElligott's dark comedy In a Little Room, directed by Patrick Vassel at The Wild Project (195 East 3rd Street between Avenue A and Avenue B), September 9-24. (more...)

Ten Bones Theatre Company to Premiere Peter McElligott's IN A LITTLE ROOM at The Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Ten Bones Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of Peter McElligott's dark comedy In a Little Room, directed by Patrick Vassel at The Wild Project (195 East 3rd Street between Avenue A and Avenue B), September 9-24. (more...)

THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA with James Earl Jones Finds Full Cast at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present The Night of the Iguana, written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Michael Wilson. Performances begin on Saturday, February 18 and run through Saturday, March 18 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. (more...)

PIRANDELLO 150 Celebration to Honor Great Sicilian Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

"Pirandello 150," a one-week festival celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Sicilian playwright Luigi Pirandello, will run at Film Forum from Today, January 13 through Thursday, January 19. The series is part of 2017's city-wide "Pirandello 150" celebration. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Major Revival of David Hare's MASTERPIECE SKYLIGHT at Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Artistic director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her major new revival of David Hare's Olivier award-winning drama, Skylight. Harvey will direct Oscar Batterham (Edward), Jeany Spark (Kyra) and Jay Villiers (Tom). The production opens on 14 February, with previews from 9 February, running until 4 March. (more...)

Cast Announced For Rose Theatre Kingston's Adaptation Of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the cast for the world premiere of My Brilliant Friend, a two-part adaptation of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan quartet of novels which have become a global literary sensation.  (more...)

PIRANDELLO 150 Celebration to Honor Great Sicilian Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

"Pirandello 150," a one-week festival celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Sicilian playwright Luigi Pirandello, will run at Film Forum from Friday, January 13 through Thursday, January 19. The series is part of 2017's city-wide "Pirandello 150" celebration. (more...)

American Theater Company Packs Its Basket with Talent for PICNIC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) continues its Season 32 with William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-winning Picnic. (more...)

THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, Starring James Earl Jones, Opens Tonight at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, presents The Night of the Iguana, written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Michael Wilson. (more...)

THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, Starring James Earl Jones, Begins Tonight at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present The Night of the Iguana, written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Michael Wilson. Performances begin today, February 18 and run through Today, March 18 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. (more...)


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Photo Flash: The Ruffians' BURNING BLUEBEARD Returns This December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

The Ruffians are thrilled to announce the return of their critically acclaimed holiday hit, BURNING BLUEBEARD for three performances only, December 16, 17 & 18, 2016.  The fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre celebrates the fifth anniversary of its creation at the theater where it was born, The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at brownpapertickets.com.   (more...)

Middlebury Actors Workshop Presents THE TARNATION OF RUSSELL COLVIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Based on Manchester's very own unsolved murder case of 1812, local history comes alive in this one-man virtuosic tour-de-force. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: A JOKE, theSpace on Niddry Street
by Amy Hanson - Aug 15, 2017

Starring Richard Oliver, Robert Picardo and Sylvester McCoy, A Joke depicts three men meeting in a void and attempting to figure out who they are and what has brought them together.  They swiftly realise that they are apparently the set up for an archetypal joke, and attempt to understand the nature of their existence.  The result is something akin to Waiting for Godot crossed with Six Characters in Search of an Author. (more...)

Theater For The New City's Dream Up Festival Presents The US Premiere of FINISHING THE SUIT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

'Finishing the Suit' is a memory play, written by Lawrence Aronovitch and directed by Joan Kane, about a tailor who mourns the loss of the two most important people in his life: his lover Jimmy and his most famous client, the Duke of Windsor. (more...)

Olivier and Tony Winner Ian McDiarmid to Star in Birmingham Repertory Theatre's WHAT SHADOWS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Olivier and Tony Award-winning actor, Ian McDiarmid will play MP Enoch Powell in Chris Hannan's searing play, What Shadows. Directed by Roxana Silbert (Artistic Director, Birmingham Repertory Theatre), What Shadows tells the story of Powell's explosive Rivers of Blood speech, bringing to life the community that inspired it and, 30 years later, its effects on a woman trying to make sense of her life. (more...)

Bootleg Theatre Presents I CARRY YOUR HEART as Part of Hope Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

BOOTLEG THEATER is thrilled to announce the Los Angeles premiere (second half of a rolling world premiere) of I CARRY YOUR HEART, written by Georgette Kelly and directed by Jessica Hanna (as part of the Hope & Optimism Initiative's "Hope On Stage" playwriting prize project (www.hopeoptimism.com). I CARRY YOUR HEARTwill preview on Thursday, May 18 at 7pm; will open on Friday, May 19 at 7pm and run throughSaturday, June 10 at 7pm at the Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Ghostlight Ensemble Tackles Absurdism with SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Ghostlight Ensemble opens its inaugural mainstage production, Luigi Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author, not on the stage at all, but in the rehearsal room. (more...)

Jim & Melissa to Bring FREAKY NASTY TRASH to Stage773
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Sketch writing duo Jim & Melissa will present their fourth hour-long sketch revue of original comedic material, FREAKY NASTY TRASH, directed by Jonald Reyes, playing Thursdays May 4 - June 8, 2017 at Stage 773 1225 W Belmont Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

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