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24-Hour, Neighborhood Play Festival AFTER LAST CALL... to Benefit Rainbow Railroad
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

Two recent graduates of The University of the Arts are hitting the ground running and producing a 24-hour, neighborhood, new play festival to support Rainbow Railroad. (more...)

Photo Flash: Anthony Hopkins Theatre presents THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey, today announces the full cast for a major revival of Jim Cartwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. Opening in the Anthony Hopkins Theatre on Tuesday 10 October, with previews from Thursday 5 October, the company will be led by Theatr Clwyd Associate, Catrin Aaron, in the lead role of Little Voice. She will be joined by Victoria John (Sadie), Christian Patterson (Mr Boo/Phone Man), Nicola Reynolds (Mari Hoff), Simon Holland Roberts (Ray Say) and Joseph Tweedale (Billy). The production sees Co-Artistic Director of Out Of Joint Theatre, Kate Wasserberg, return to Theatr Clwyd to direct. (more...)

Reg Rogers-Led AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE Begins Tonight at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2017-18 season with An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, newly translated from the Norwegian by Paul Walsh, directed by James Bundy, tonight, October 6, through October 28 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 12. (more...)

WWII Drama BASEMENT Opens Tonight at The Gene Frankel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Roly Poly Productions will present the World Premiere of BASEMENT by Michael Hagins. Directed by Janet Bentley, previews began September 28 at The Gene Frankel Theatre. Opening is slated for tonight, October 6. (more...)

Spooky Action Theater Announces Upcoming Entangled Artists Performances
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

See where Spooky Action artists are appearing! Quantum Entanglement is the official name for Einstein's 'spooky action at a distance.' (more...)

Centenary Stage Company presents THE LEARNED LADIES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Centenary Stage Company's first professional theatrical production of the 2017 18 season, Freyda Thomas' hilarious adaptation of Moliere's pen-ultimate play The Learned Ladies features a variety of special offerings and events to accompany the production running October 6 through 22 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. There is comic mayhem in Chrysale's household as the women of the house rabidly pursue the new intellectual movement of the era. Add a meek husband, a pretentious poet, a loony sister a couple of sassy servants completes what some reviewers have called a giddy evening of theatre! (more...)

Miles Richardson to Lead DEAR BRUTUS at Southwark Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

Miles Richardson leads an 11-strong cast of J. M. Barrie's rarely performed play DEAR BRUTUS in its centenary year at Southwark Playhouse, presented by Troupe Theatre and directed by Jonathan O'Boyle. (more...)

Celebrated Mezzo-Soprano Frederica Von Stade Gives Master Class To Six OCSA Students
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

Frederica von Stade has been described by The New York Times as one of America's finest artists and singers and is known around the world through television appearances on PBS specials and Live from Lincoln Center. As a mezzo-soprano, she performed many of her great roles at the Metropolitan Opera, and has also sung with many leading American opera companies. Additionally, she is well known in Europe for productions at Teatro alla Scala, the Royal Opera Covent Garden, the Paris Opera and the Vienna State Opera. She has made more than 60 recordings and has received six Grammy nominations, the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, Italy's Premio della Critica Discografica and many other accolades. In 1983 she was honored with an award at The White House by former President Ronald Reagan for her contribution to the arts. In 1998, she was appointed as an officer of L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, which is France's highest honor in the arts. (more...)

Royal Court's HANGMEN Casts U.S. Premiere at Atlantic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the US premiere of the Olivier Award-winning Royal Court Theatre production of Hangmen, written by Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh and directed by Olivier Award nominee Matthew Dunster. (more...)

The Rose Announces Cast for VAN GOGH & ME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

The Rose Theater is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production, Van Gogh & Me, a world premiere play written by Rose Artistic Director Matthew Gutschick. The show will runNovember 3-12, 2017 on The Rose mainstage. The show is being directed by guest director John Hardy. (more...)

BLACK ODYSSEY to Return to Cal Shakes Next Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater announced today the return of its record-breaking hit play black odyssey for a special limited engagement, September 25 through October 7, 2018 at the Bruns Amphitheater. Marcus Gardley's music-filled journey through African-American folklore garnered box office records, critical acclaim, sold-out houses, and standing ovations during its initial August 2017 run. (more...)

Slipstream Theatre Initiative Announces Season 4 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Slipstream finally announces its 4th season! Slipstream decided to go back to their founding tenets and shake things up with some exciting changes. (more...)

Brilliant Classic Comedy TARTUFFE at Huntington Theatre Company this November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the brilliant classic comedy Tartuffe by Moli re, directed by Huntington Theatre Company Artistic Director Peter DuBois (Sunday in the Park with George), translated by Ranjit Bolt, and featuring actor and comedianBrett Gelman (Murray Bauman on the upcoming season of Netflix's Stranger Things and Dinner with Brett Gelman specials on Adult Swim) as Tartuffe and Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Side Man and August Osage County on Broadway and HBO's Flight of the Conchords ) as Orgon. Performances run from November 10 through December 10, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. (more...)

Jose Martinez and Larica Schnell to Play Star Cross'd Lovers in ROMEO AND JULIET at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. (more...)

Debra Whitfield's FIRE, About Triangle Waist Company Disaster, Premieres Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Chatillion Stage Company presents the world premiere of the new play FIRE written by Debra Whitfield (Duck Sauce Can Be Dangerous). (more...)

Tony Award Winner Jane Krakowski & Chris Diamantopoulos Join Cast of FOX's A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski ( Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, 30 Rock ) and Emmy Award nominee Chris Diamantopoulos ( Good Girls Revolt, Silicon Valley, Episodes ) have been cast in featured roles in FOX's live musical event, A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!, airing Sunday, Dec. 17 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Krakowski will play Miss Shields, the teacher of nine-year-old Ralphie Parker ; and Diamantopoulos will portray Ralphie's dad. (more...)

Tony-Nominated Lyricist Richard Wilbur Passes Away Age 96
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

AP has just reported that Richard Wilbur, poet, lyricist and translator, has died at age 96. Wilbur was best known to the theatre community as the lyricist behind Leonard Bernstein's CANDIDE. His work on the 1956 musical earned him a Tony Nomination. (more...)

Mel Giedroyc, Emeli Sande, Penelope Wilton & More to Read WINTER'S TALES at Print Room at the Coronet
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Details of Print Room at the Coronet's Winter's Tales have today been revealed. A stellar line up of well-known names will read their favourite festive stories. During the first week of December, classic and contemporary tales will be brought to life for children and families in the beautiful and intimate setting of the Coronet. (more...)

Reg Rogers-Led AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE Opens Tonight at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2017-18 season with An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, newly translated from the Norwegian by Paul Walsh, directed by James Bundy, now through October 28 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is tonight, October 12. (more...)

TARTUFFE Makes New York Premiere at Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble announces the opening of Moliere's great comedy Tartuffe in the New York premiere of a sizzling adaptation by David Ball. (more...)

Simpatico Theatre Project Announces Allison Heishman as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Philadelphia's Simpatico Theatre Project is proud to announce that Allison Heishman has joined the organization as the company's new Artistic Director. Heishman will lead the company's exciting evolution that will continue to explore stories that celebrate, challenge, and expand our definitions of community and compassion. (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega to Star in MISS YOU LIKE HELL at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that the New York premiere of MISS YOU LIKE HELL has been added to The Public's Astor Anniversary Season, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette Street and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. (more...)

Freeze Frame: Ariel Estrada, Josh Tyson, Morgan Rosse, and More in Phoenix Theatre Ensemble's TARTUFFE At The Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble is presenting Moliere's comedy Tartuffe in the New York premiere of a sizzling adaptation by David Ball for a limited run through November 12th at The Wild Project ( 195 E. 3rd St).Tartuffe began previews on October 21st and opened on October 27th. (more...)

Michael Urie-Led HAMLET Finds Full Cast at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) announces the cast and creative team for Hamlet, directed by STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn and featuring acclaimed actor Michael Urie as the tortured Danish prince. Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedy will run January 16-February 25, 2018 at Sidney Harman Hall. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre presents THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, closes its 2017 season with a rollicking send up of Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller, The 39 Steps. Just in time for the holidays, Patrick Barlow's adaptation is a fast-paced comic romp that turns the classic Hitchcock's masterpiece into an evening of pure comic joy that will be a welcome treat for audiences of all ages. (more...)

Two Headed Rep's RENO & MOLL and MISS JULIE Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

Two Headed Rep presents the World Premiere of Emma Horwitz's Reno & Moll, directed by Lily Riopelle (this movie, Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival winner) in rep with a new adaptation of August Strindberg's Miss Julie, written by Brittany Allen (Too Many Lenas 3: Let Them Eat Cake at Ars Nova's ANTFEST and New Ohio's Ice Factory Festival), Will Arbery (We Were Nothing! with director Lisa Szolovits), and Amanda Keating (RETREAT at EST/Youngblood), directed by Molly Clifford (The Elephant in the Room at FringeNYC) at The Workshop Theater's Jewel Box Theater (312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor). (more...)

Rob Riley, William Dick, Deanna Dunagan, Mary Beth Fisher and More to Star in BLIND DATE at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev go head-to-head in Blind Date, a new play by Rogelio Martinez directed by Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls. Today, Falls announced his cast for the world-premiere production, which features as characters some of the figures who shaped the political landscapes of the 1980s and beyond. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards; PRISCILLA Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 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...)

English Touring Theatre Sets 2018 Dates for Extended Tour of Conor McPherson's THE WEIR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2017

English Touring Theatre today announces additional tour dates of their production of Conor McPherson's Olivier Award-winning play The Weir, co-produced with Mercury Theatre Colchester. (more...)

TARTUFFE, THEATRE THROWDOWN and More Coming Up This Fall at the wild project
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

the wild project has announced its current and upcoming events this fall - scroll down for details! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards; Artscape's PRISCILLA Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 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...)

BWW Review: TARTUFFE: Satiric Verses
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 17, 2017

Moli re's Tartuffe, as translated by Ranjit Bolt, is directed by Huntington Theatre Company's Artistic Director Peter DuBois and features an accomplished cast, led by Frank Wood and Brett Gelman. The story of a charlatan getting the better of a fool, despite the misgivings and warnings of his family, the dialogue is delivered in rhyming couplets, or what I refer to as satiric verses. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre presents THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, closes its 2017 season with a rollicking send up of Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller, The 39 Steps. Just in time for the holidays, Patrick Barlow's adaptation is a fast-paced comic romp that turns the classic Hitchcock's masterpiece into an evening of pure comic joy that will be a welcome treat for audiences of all ages. (more...)

The Wallis and Vesturport presents THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

The classic tale of the world's most infamous outlaw goes rogue in The Heart of Robin Hood, a heart-pounding, eye-popping new adventure directed by Gisli rn Gardarsson and Selma Bj rnsd ttir from Iceland's innovative theater company Vesturport and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis). Robin Hood and his unmerry gang of cutthroats steal from the rich, but it never occurs to them to give back. (more...)

Special Events Announced in Conjunction with The Huntington's Production of TARTUFFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

In conjunction with its current production of Tartuffe, Huntington Theatre Company will host several special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to Tartuffe, available at huntingtontheatre.org/Tartuffe, by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the Huntington Avenue Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances run through December 10, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. (more...)

First Broadway Revival of TRAVESTIES, Starring Tom Hollander, Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company - in association with Chocolate Factory Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions - has announced the full cast joining Tom Hollander in the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards; PRISCILLA Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 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...)

Segerstrom Center to Celebrate Leonard Bernstein
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

C elebrated as one of the most inf l uential musicians and composers of the 20th century, Leonard Bernstein ushered in an era of m ajor cultural transition. He led the way in advocating an open attitude about what constituted good music, actively bridging the gap between classical music, B r oadway musicals, jazz and rock, and he seized new media for its potential to reach diverse communities of listeners, young and old. Longtime conductor of the New York Philharmonic, renowned composer of works for the concert hall and Broadway stage, glamoro us television personality, virtuosic pianist and committed educator, Bernstein was an extravagantly gifted musician with a common touch. He maintained a life - long focus on advocating for social justice, notably civil rights at home and peace around the wor ld. To celebrate the maestro's 100th birthday, Segerstrom Center is pleased to present a tribute to the musical theater masterpieces Bernstein created while honoring the scope and reach of his genius. (more...)

Recent Cutbacks' KEVIN!!!!! Returns to The PIT This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The Peoples Improv Theater has announced the return of KEVIN!!!!!, the New York Innovative Theatre Award-nominated show from Recent Cutbacks (Hold On To Your Butts and Fly, You Fools!), tonight, December 8, through December 30, 2017. (more...)

Cast Complete for The Acting Company's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Benefit Starring David Hyde Pierce
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

The Acting Company has announced the full cast list for their one-night-only benefit reading of Crispin Whittell's adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, December 11 at Hunter College's Kaye Playhouse (695 Park Avenue). (more...)

Workshop of REFUGE/MAJIA Comes to Portland Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Portland Stage announces a workshop of Bess Welden's Refuge/Malja with Arabic translation by Ali Al Mshakheel and directed by Todd Brian Backus on January 6th at 7pm in the Studio Theater at Portland Stage 25A Forest Avenue. To reserve your free tickets or to get more information visit portlandstage.org or call the box office Tue-Sun 12pm-6pm 207.774.0465. The workshop is generously supported by a joint grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Maine Humanities Council. (more...)

THE CULT PLAY Opens At NYC's Phoenix Theatre Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble announces the world premiere of Topher Cusumano's (pictured) The Cult Play will begin previews on January 27 and will play through February 17 at The Paradise Factory Theatre at 64 East 4th Street (next door to La Mama) in NYC. (more...)

Ms. Susan Wefel Will Be Guest Narrator for Academy of International Ballet's NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Let the fun and fantasy of The Nutcracker begin! A beloved Christmas classic returns with this year's annual production of the Nutcracker. (more...)

Actress Ms. Susan Wefel Will Be Guest Narrator For AIB's THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Let The Fun And Fantasy Of The Nutcracker Begin!! A beloved Christmas classic returns with this year's annual production of the Nutcracker! (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOYS OF ST. MATTHEW'S PRESENT JESUS CHRIST! AND OTHER CHRISTMAS TALES is The Raunchy Reason For The Season
by Andria Tieman - Dec 4, 2017

Since The Boys of St. Matthews burst onto the theatre scene with their 2015 production of Tartuffe, they have been a reliable source of hilarity and dick jokes. Thankfully, the Christmas stories in JESUS CHRIST! let these young men do what they do best--kidnap teachers and put on the most offensive versions of classic plays they can. This time around, we get a mashup of Christmas Carol and the story of Jesus' birth with some exceptionally intense Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman thrown in. Also, there's a turkey. This is not a story for the prudish, as evidenced by the four people who walked out on opening night, but for those who want an excellent night out at a show that is so jam-packed with jokes you can barely catch your breath, get your tickets immediately. (more...)

Slipstream Presents Season 4 Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2017

Four years ago, Slipstream Theatre Initiative came into view with a very sparse but hopeful production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale . Now, after 24 full scale productions, the company emerges for its fourth season. Pulling a new card from its deck, the young company ventures into original devised works, classics, and a musical or two. (more...)

Photo Flash: It's Hitchcock for the Holidays at Mile Square Theatre with THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2017

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, closes its 2017 season with a rollicking send up of Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller, The 39 Steps. Just in time for the holidays, Patrick Barlow's adaptation is a fast-paced comic romp that turns the classic Hitchcock's masterpiece into an evening of pure comic joy that will be a welcome treat for audiences of all ages. (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...)

Irresistible One-Woman Comedy BAD DATES Starts 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the irresistible comedy, Bad Dates, featuring Haneefah Wood (Cassandra in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Huntington and Blanche in Fox TV's Grease Live! ), written by Theresa Rebeck (creator of NBC's Smash and the Elliot Norton and IRNE Award-winning play Mauritius, produced at the Huntington in 2006), and directed by Jessica Stone (director of Ripcord and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Huntington). Performances run from January 26 through February 25, 2018 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards; ANNIE Leads Best Revival!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 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...)

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