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Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For New Musical COMMITTEE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for The Public Administration and Constitution Affairs Committee Take Oral Evidence on Whitehall's Relationship with Kids Company a new musical with music by Tom Deering, and book and lyrics by Hadley Fraser and Josie Rourke.    (more...)

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for the Number One UK Tour of DEATHTRAP
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Full casting for the UK tour of Ira Levin's Tony-nominated classic thriller Deathtrap includes Sam Phillips (Clifford), Beverly Klein (Helga ten Dorp) and Julien Ball (Porter). They join the previously announced TV stars Paul Bradley (Holby City and EastEnders) as Sidney Bruhl and BAFTA nominee Jessie Wallace (EastEnders and Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be) as Myra Bruhl. (more...)

Cast Set for 10th Anniversary Production of THE UGLY ONE at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Today, Buckland Theatre Company has announced casting for Marius von Mayenburg's The Ugly One, the company's third production at PARK90 at Park Theatre. Staged ten years after its debut at the Royal Court Theatre, The Ugly One will run from 1 - 24 June with a press night on 9 June. (more...)

Casting Set for NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL World Premiere at Birmingham Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Jamie Wilson, Entertainment One (eOne), Ramin Sabi and Belgrade Theatre Coventry have announced casting for the World Premiere of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre's production of NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL opening at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on Friday 20 October 2017. (more...)

Doug DeVita's PHILLIE TRILOGY Finds All-Star Company for Fresh Fruit Debut
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

An all-star cast chosen for Doug DeVita's Phillie Trilogy, premiering at the 2017 Fresh Fruit Festival. The festival running July 10 - 23, is celebrating 15 years this year. (more...)

James Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY to Close Laguna Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written and performed by James Lecesne with music by Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and directed by Tony Speciale. (more...)

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, LOOT, OUR TOWN and More Set for The Watermill Theatre's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Watermill Theatre announces the second part of its 50th anniversary season which goes on sale on 22 May with priority booking for Friends of The Watermill opening on 15 May. (more...)

50th Anniversary Production of Joe Orton's LOOT to Open this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

???????From the producers of the recent sell-out hit The Boys in the Band comes another darkly comic masterpiece: Joe Orton's classic farce LOOT, voted Best Play of the Year in the Evening Standard Awards. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for MADAME RUBINSTEIN at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Park Theatre's Artistic Director Jez Bond will direct Miriam Margolyes, Frances Barber and Jonathan Forbes in the world premiere of Madame Rubinstein, a brand new comedy by John Misto, playing at Park Theatre from 26 April - 27 May, with a press night on 3 May. (more...)

Jeffrey Holland Replaces Roy Hudd in WAITING FOR GOD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Jeffrey Holland will star as Tom Ballard in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated WAITING FOR GOD which will begin a 12 week UK tour on 20 April.  He replaces Roy Hudd, who has withdrawn from the production on medical advice, due to ill health.  (more...)

Jeffrey Holland Replaces Roy Hudd in WAITING FOR GOD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Jeffrey Holland will star as Tom Ballard in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated WAITING FOR GOD which will begin a 12 week UK tour on 20 April.  He replaces Roy Hudd, who has withdrawn from the production on medical advice, due to ill health.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jennifer Diamond at Joe's Pub with Samantha Massell, Christopher Sieber & Tori Murray
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 28, 2017

Jennifer Diamond made her Joe's Pub solo debut on March 27th to a packed house. After selling out at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, with her debut act, IT MY FIRST TIME: PLEASE BE GENTLE, she's brought it to the LES's music hot-spot with IT'S MY FIRST TIME: DOWNTOWN EDITION. Both were directed by longtime pal Richard Jay-Alexander. (more...)

TBO Productions Presents Salisbury Playhouse Production of DEATHTRAP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

A brand new production of Ira Levin's Tony-nominated classic thriller Deathtrap will embark on a 12-week national tour for the first time in 20 years, opening September 2017, with press night at the Theatre Royal Brighton on Thursday 14 September. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for June 8, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 8, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Thursday, June 8, 2017 - which means it's #theaterThursday (seriously, you could help a guy out here and make that hashtag a #thing) and your latest opportunity to live life dramatically! What better way to do that than by making plans to get yourself to the theater and see a show, live onstage… (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for June 7, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 7, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Wednesday, June 7, 2017! Kathie Lee and Hoda are in town today to show their Today show audience what's happening in Nashville, which prompts the musical question: What's sights are on your list of places to go when newbies turn to you for advice? Let us know and we'll feature you in an upcoming story! (more...)

15th Anniversary Fresh Fruit Festival Coming to the wild project This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The Fresh Fruit Festival - now in its 15th year - is presented by All Out Arts to celebrate the LGBTQ community's unique perspective, creativity & diversity, and to build links between the LGBTQ artistic communities, be they local or international.  (more...)

Will Ryan Murphy Stage a 50th Anniversary Production of THE BOYS IN THE BAND?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

It has been reported that Ryan Murphy, the creator of 'Glee' and the FX series, 'Feud,' and 'American Horror Story' has optioned the rights to Mart Crowley's play 'The Boys in the Band,' Sources tell the New York Post that Murphy's goal is to bring the show to Broadway for a 50th anniversary revival next spring. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE AGED 13 ¾ at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today has announced the full company for their brand new production of Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ - The Musical which opens in Adrian's 50th birthday year. (more...)

Calvin Demba, Sam Frenchum and Sinéad Matthews Star in the 50th Anniversary Production of LOOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Rising British stars Calvin Demba (Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award nominee, The Red Lion,  National Theatre), Sam Frenchum (Private Peaceful, Grantchester) and award-winning Sinead Matthews (Mrs Elvsted in Ivo van Hove's Hedda Gabler, National Theatre), are to star in the 50th anniversary production of Joe Orton's darkly comic masterpiece, LOOT. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for CHINESE WHISPERS at Greenwich Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Full casting is announced today for Ian Lindsay and Jeremy Cantwell's Chinese Whispers, which receives its world premiere at Greenwich Theatre from Thursday 13th to Sunday 23rd July 2017, with a press night on Friday 14th July. (more...)

Casting Announced for A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN at Live at Zedel this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Following two sold out critically-acclaimed London runs, A Spoonful of Sherman returns for two weeks only to Live at Zedel in the heart of London's West End. Today casting is announced as Helena Blackman (Titanic, How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?) and Daniel Boys (The Boys in the Band, Park Theatre/West End, Spamalot, Avenue Q, Rent). (more...)

Real-Life Family of Actors to Star in HAMLET at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Three members of one real-life family - father, son and wife - bring Hamlet's incestuous confusion of family life sharply into focus in a brand new production at Park Theatre. Starring Gyles Brandreth, Benet Brandreth and Kosha Engler, this take on Shakespeare's epic drama fixes the spotlight on the myriad ways families make and un-make themselves. The production runs 22 August - 16 September, with an official press night on Wednesday 30 August. (more...)

Russell Tovey, Mark Bonnar & More Announced For QUEERS At Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

The Old Vic today announces casting for Queers, a series of eight monologues curated by Mark Gatiss. Staged on 28 and 31 July at The Old Vic, they mark 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 began the decriminalisation process for homosexuality between men. Queers celebrates some of the most poignant, funny, tragic and riotous moments of British gay male history over the last century.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look THE PHILLIE TRILOGY at Fresh Fruit Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

"In the canon of works that include The Boys in the Band, Torch Song Trilogy, and Falsettos, DeVita's play, The Phillie Trilogy, will stand proud… and equal" writes noted former columnist and reviewer, Bob Green, about Doug DeVita's play, which opened to a sold-out crowd complete with dignitaries in the audience, at the Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street at the Fresh Fruit Festival. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Final Casting Announced for the 50th Anniversary Production of Joe Orton's LOOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Final casting is announced today for the 50th anniversary production of Joe Orton's darkly comic masterpiece, LOOT. (more...)

Lowri Hamer and Laurie Denman to Lead SALAD DAYS at the Union Theatre; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

63 years after its first London production, Salad Days returns in an exciting revamp of the much-loved classical musical. Reimagined for the Union Theatre, Bryan Hodgson's new production is the highlight of this year's off West-End season running from 16 August to 9 September 2017 at the Union Theatre. (more...)

Thom Southerland to Direct First London Revival of THE WOMAN IN WHITE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Acclaimed rising star director Thom Southerland (Titanic, Grey Gardens, Grand Hotel) is to direct the first ever revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical The Woman in White. (more...)

Maureen Lipman to Direct the World Stage Premiere of THE KNOWLEDGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Acclaimed actress and writer Maureen Lipman is to direct the world stage premiere of Jack Rosenthal's The Knowledge. (more...)

Starry William Inge Rep Begins Tonight at Transport Group
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Transport Group presents Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III. (more...)

MATILDA's Alexa Shae Niziak Joins THE MOTHER OF INVENTION Tonight at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company welcomes Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda, A Christmas Story) to the cast of THE MOTHER OF INVENTION tonight, February 21. (more...)


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BWW's On This Day - February 18, 2017
by - Feb 18, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

RAISING MARTHA Casting Announced at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Raising Martha, a brand new dark comedy by award-winning writer David Spicer, and directed by Michael Fentiman, will have its world premiere at Park Theatre from 12 January 2017, playing until 11 February, with a press night on Tuesday 17 February. (more...)

Roy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe to Star in WAITING FOR GOD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Roy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe will star in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated WAITING FOR GOD which will begin a 12 week UK tour on 20 April.  WAITING FOR GOD delighted TV audiences across five primetime BBC series in the 1990s. This all-new script is penned by the sitcom's creator Michael Aitkens and directed by Tony Award winner David Grindley. (more...)

Park Theatre Adopts Spektrix Box Office System
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Jez Bond, Artistic Director of Park Theatre has announced that the Finsbury Park venue, now in its fourth successful year, has adopted the Spektrix box office system, which will mean improved online functionality for patrons, as well as outsourcing telephone sales to the Cambridge Live team. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company Shines a Light on THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Philadelphia Theatre Company will close its season on May 17-June 4 with The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, written and performed by James Lecesne, and directed by Tony Speciale with original music by Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening).  This production replaces the world premiere of American Canvas by Bill Cain, the winner of PTC's Terrence McNally New Play Award.  American Canvasimagines an ambitious portrait of Thomas Eakins,  Philadelphia's most brilliant and controversial artist. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 14, 2017
by - Feb 14, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 13, 2017
by - Feb 13, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

MATILDA's Alexa Shae Niziak Joins THE MOTHER OF INVENTION at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company welcomes Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda, A Christmas Story) to the cast of THE MOTHER OF INVENTION on Tuesday, February 21. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 12, 2017
by - Feb 12, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 11, 2017
by - Feb 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Deleted Dialogue from Joe Orton's LOOT to Be Reinstated for 50th Anniversary Production
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Dialogue Joe Orton wrote 50 years ago for his darkly comic masterpiece Loot is to be heard for the very first time on stage in the UK. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Theater Report- August 7th, 2017, Take a Look at the Broadway Real Estate for the Upcoming Season
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 7, 2017

Even though we are in the slow summer season for theatre news, show and casting announcements have been slowly trickling in so that the 2017-2018 Broadway season is beginning to come into sharper focus. The slate is filled with high-profile offerings like FROZEN and HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, exciting revivals including M. BUTTERFLY, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and MY FAIR LADY, intriguing new works like THE BAND'S VISIT and JUNK, and curious newcomers, i.e. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS and ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE. (more...)

Photo Flash: One-Man Multi-Character Murder Mystery THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Comes to B Street
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Phoebe's life in Neptune, New Jersey is unremarkable until a confident 14 year-old orphan named Leonard Pelkey joins her family. In fact, his impact is bigger than the family, he brightens the community. That is, until he goes missing. (more...)

Tour De Force Performance by James Lecesne in THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Philadelphia Theatre Company concludes its 2016-2017 season with the May 17-June 4 run of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, written and performed by James Lecesne, and directed by Tony Speciale with original music by Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening).  (more...)

Park Theatre's Autumn / Winter 2017 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

???????Details of Park Theatre's 10th season for Autumn/Winter 2017 have been announced by Artistic Director Jez Bond. Featuring six world premieres, a very special one man show and a London premiere, the new season includes a plethora of new writing and acclaimed revivals across both spaces in the venue's fifth year. (more...)

Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Graham Rowat, Mortimer Brewster and More Sign on for BTG's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces additional casting for BTG's 2017 Summer Season, including Broadway actor, Graham Rowat (most recently featured in the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard) as Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace. (more...)

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