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Circle in the Square (Broadway) (New York, NY)
1633 Broadway at 50th St.

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A mother struggles to hold on to her family. A son struggles to let go. A daughter struggles to find her way in the world. Tennessee Williamsí memory play paints a heart-wrenching portrait of the Wingfield family, with each member trapped in a reality that they are desperate to Ė but cannot truly - escape.


Everyday Inferno Theatre Company Presents NYC Premiere of GLASSHEART
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

Everyday Inferno Theatre Company, in association with Access Theater, is pleased to announce that Glassheart, in its New York premiere, will play a limited run at The Access Theater this October. Written by Reina Hardy, directed by Ana?s Koivisto, and produced by Katherine Sommer, the production features actors Carey Cox (The Glass Menagerie, Broadway), Christopher Alexey Diaz (Asolo Repertory Theatre), Meghann Garmany (The Schoolhouse Theater), and Virginia Roncetti (A Brush with Georgia O'Keefe, Off-Broadway). (more...)

CSUSM Arts & Lectures to Present THE WOMAN IN BLACK This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

California State University San Marcos Arts & Lectures program will present a special one-weekend engagement of Susan Hill's THE WOMAN IN BLACK, adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt. (more...)

THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN to Open This Weekend Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The World Premiere of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias opens on Sunday, September 10 at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents 'Nico Muhly and the Countertenor'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Composer Nico Muhly discusses his music for countertenor with author and illustrator Maira Kalman and Guggenheim curator for performance and media Nat Trotman. (more...)

Aaron Lazar Brings Broadway to LA this Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Aaron Lazar brings his Broadway career of 9 hit shows, and working with Angela Lansbury, Michael Crawford, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Patrick Wilson, Joan Allen, Matthew Morrison, Marsha Mason, Andre' De Shields, etc to the West Coast in An Evening with Aaron Lazar: From Broadway to Hollywood. (more...)

Southampton's New Theatre Opens With World Premiere Of THE SHADOW FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Samuel Hodges, today announces the inaugural production at NST City - the world premiere of Howard Brenton's The Shadow Factory . Hodges' production opens on 15 February, with previews from 7 February, and runs until 3 March. (more...)

Nancy Anderson and Eddie Korbich Join THE PAJAMA GAME at Arena Stage; Full Company Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for The Pajama Game directed by Alan Paul in his Arena Stage debut, with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Sunday for THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Boch Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The Boch Center and The Madison Square Garden Company announced that a brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage for a limited two week engagement from May 1-13, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Dances Into Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

 Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the first mainstage production it its 2017 - 2018 season Billy Elliot the Musical, music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, with direction and choreography by Porchilght Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, with Associate Choreographer Craig V. Miller and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia at Porchlght's new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Previews are Friday, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Sunday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. The regular run performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. (October 22, October 29 and November 5) and at 2 p.m. (November 12 and 19) with an open captioned performance, Saturday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. and a weekday matinee Thursday, Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m. Please note: there is no 7:30 p.m. performance Thursday, Nov. 16. Tickets are $33 - $60 and available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre  box office, 773.777.9884. (more...)

Cast Complete for Mark Rylance-Led FARINELLI AND THE KING on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Blackare have announced complete casting for 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. (more...)

JPAC's Upcoming Performance of THE GLASS MENAGARIE Will Feature a Professional Actress Living with Disabilities
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

JPAC's Upcoming Production of The Glass Menagerie will feature a professional actress living with disabilities. (more...)

The Human Race presents LEGENDALE, 9/7 - 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The Human Race Theatre Company (HRTC) proudly launches its 2017-2018 Eichelberger Loft Season with the American Premiere production of Legendale. Created by Andrea Daly (music and story) and Jeff Bienstock (words and story), this new musical follows a 30-year-old IT manager named Andy, whose favorite way to escape his miserable job and humdrum life is the online game Legendale. He dreams of victory in its new tournament and winning the grand prize to become "the Lord of Legendale," but is stuck competing as a lowly milkmaid. When things in the online world suddenly take a strange turn, Andy and his avatar must both discover their inner warrior. A blend of romance, adventure and virtual reality with a pop-infused score, it's an inspiring tale like no other that's sure to delight. (more...)

Broadway Publicist Andy Snyder Launches Creative Agency, Thinkwell NYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Veteran theatrical publicist Andy Snyder has launched Thinkwell NYC, an independent agency for hire that specializes in the creation of publicity, marketing, and advertising copy, content and other written materials for agencies, firms, and individual businesses. Within the theatrical P.R. space, Thinkwell NYC will work in an exclusive partnership with DKC/O&M, generating a broad array of written materials for Rick Miramontez's publicity firm and its clients. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at FLIGHT OF THE MONARCH, Premiering This Week at Gloucester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the world premiere of Jim Frangione's Flight of the Monarch from September 8 through September 30 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Gets a Shot at Marietta's Theatre in the Square
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2017

Memory. Family. Illusion. Next onstage at Marietta's New Theatre in the Square is the Tennessee Williams classic, The Glass Menagerie. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sierra Repertory presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Sierra Repertory Theatre is proud to present one of Tennessee Williams most highly regarded plays, The Glass Menagerie. It has been, and still is 'must see theatre.' This is a compelling story of an overbearing mother, her resentful son, her fragile daughter and the unsuspecting gentleman caller. Deeply complex themes of duty, love, abandonment, and self-deception are on high display here. What happens to a family when the dreams of one clash with the dreams of another? (more...)

Sebastian Chacon Joins THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Playwrights Realm has announced that Sebastian Chacon will join the cast for the final performances in the Realm's World Premiere production of Michael Yates Crowley's acclaimed The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B. Matthias. (more...)

Peter Brathwaite and Katie Bray to Star in Gate Theatre and English National Opera's EFFIGIES OF WICKEDNESS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Artistic Director Ellen McDougall today announced performers for the Gate Theatre's groundbreaking collaboration with English National Opera opening in May next year. (more...)

LAW & ORDER'S Sam Waterston to Reprise Role on SVU
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jack McCoy is coming back to television. Sam Waterston, who originated the role on Law and Order is reprising the role on the new season of SVU. (more...)

2018 Artios Awards Nominations in Television, Theatre, Short Form Series and Short Film Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Casting Society of America announced nominees for the 2018 Artios Awards for all Television, Theatre, Short Films and Short Form Series categories. Congratulations to all the nominees!! (more...)

New Musical AT FIRST SIGHT Receives World Premiere at The Mountain Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Mountain Playhouse will conclude its 78th season with a rare opportunity for audiences to see the very first performances of a new musical. At First Sight will be presented October 3 - 15. The music and lyrics are by Brandon Lambert. The book was written by Gary Jaffe and Brandon Lambert. The production is directed by Guy Stroman. (more...)

BWW Review: The Glass Menagerie at the Vagabond
by Tina Collins - Sep 18, 2017

Perfect casting makes for a beautiful rendition of The Glass Menagerie at the Vagabond. In this Tennessee Williams' classic, a fractured family struggles to maintain the illusion of hope in a harsh reality. Michael Byrne Zemarel's sensitive direction extracts the timeless elements from the mid-century setting. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre presents World Premiere of FIREFLIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Jane Alexander, Denis Arndt, Judith Ivey, and Christopher Michael McFarland will star in the world premiere of Fireflies by Tony Award nominee Matthew Barber, directed by Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Celia Keenan-Bolger
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Sep 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Emmy Nominee Polly Draper and More to Star in 20TH CENTURY BLUES Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Producer Lida Orzeck and Executive Producer Eva Price have announced the cast of the New York premiere of the new play, 20TH CENTURY BLUES, from Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winner and two-time OBIE Award-winning playwright Susan Miller (MY LEFT BREAST). (more...)

Creative Team Announced for THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the creative team for the next show of the Globe's 2017-2018 Season, acclaimed actor and playwright James Lecesne's tour-de-force one-man show, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. (more...)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Comes to Sierra Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Sierra Repertory Theatre is proud to present one of Tennessee Williams most highly regarded plays, The Glass Menagerie. It has been, and still is 'must see theatre.' This is a compelling story of an overbearing mother, her resentful son, her fragile daughter and the unsuspecting gentleman caller. Deeply complex themes of duty, love, abandonment, and self-deception are on high display here. What happens to a family when the dreams of one clash with the dreams of another? (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Cherry Jones & Liev Schreiber Board New Woody Allen Film
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Deadline reports that Broadway vets and Tony Award winners Annaleigh Ashford, Liev Schreiber and Cherry Jones have signed on to the cast of Woody Allen's upcoming untitled movie (more...)

BWW Review: Fragile MENAGERIE Flourishes Because of Strong Characters
by Paul Batterson - Sep 11, 2017

Amanda Wingfield, the centerpiece of Tennessee Williams' 1944 masterpiece, The Glass Menagerie, is much like the staple Southern hospitality, the lemon meringue pie. On the outside, she appears to be all sugar and whipped cream but the topping only provides a thin layer to cover a curt, tart filling. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Star and Recording Artist Morgan James
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 11, 2017

On Monday, September 11, Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Morgan James. For the episode, James shares her story of first moving to New York City to attend the Julliard School as a voice major. Attending Julliard had been a life-long dream and when she was wait listed, she had to get creative in order to make her admission a reality. After graduating and deciding to pursue a career in musical theater, James struggled to find work and had to figure out how she best fit into 'the business.' (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents Nico Muhly and the Countertenor
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

Composer Nico Muhly discusses his music for countertenor with author and illustrator Maira Kalman and Guggenheim curator for performance and media Nat Trotman. (more...)

BWW Review: Studio Tenn's History Lesson for THE BATTLE OF FRANKLIN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 10, 2017

Memory plays are a challenge for any playwright - ask Tennessee Williams, whose The Glass Menagerie is not only the quintessential memory play, but is also a theatrical masterpiece - and that may, perhaps, explain the shortcomings found in Studio Tenn's The Battle of Franklin: A Tale of a House Divided, by Nashville author A.S. Peterson. (more...)

Photo Flash: FLIGHT OF THE MONARCH Makes World Premiere at Gloucester Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the world premiere of Jim Frangione's Flight of the Monarch from September 8 through September 30 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (more...)

PlayCo's U.S. Premiere of OH MY SWEET LAND Extends Through October 22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

In response to demand, The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Managing Director Robert Bradshaw, has extended the U.S. premiere of Oh My Sweet Land, written and directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi, through October 22, 2017. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes CATS Star Tyler Hanes
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 30, 2017

On Wednesday, August 30, Theater People podcast welcomes CATS star Tyler Hanes. Since making his Broadway debut as a teenager in 2002's OKLAHOMA, Hanes has racked up nine Broadway credits including HAIRSPRAY, THE BOY FROM OZ, SWEET CHARITY, A CHORUS LINE, and ON THE TOWN. (more...)

Catrin Aaron to Lead Major Revival of THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE at Theatr Clwyd; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey, today announced the full cast for a major revival of Jim Cartwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS Celebrates 30 Years at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts's production of Shear Madness, the uproarious whodunit that holds the Guiness world record as the longest-running play in America, celebrates 30 years of hair-raising hilarity as it resumes performances tonight, August 29, in the Kennedy Center Theater Lab. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Vagabond Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

The Vagabond Players kick off their 102nd season with the great American classic Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie directed by Michael Byrne Zemarel, opening September 8 and running through October 1. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Everyday Inferno Theatre Company to Stage New York Premiere of GLASSHEART
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Everyday Inferno Theatre Company, in association with Access Theater, has announced that Glassheart, in its New York premiere, will play a limited run at The Access Theater this October. (more...)

Cal Shakes Closes Season with MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater finishes its 43rd Season with Measure for Measure in our first-ever co-production with Santa Cruz Shakespeare. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Coming to Seattle This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Seattle premiere from September 6 - 11 at The Paramount Theatre as part of a North American tour. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cast, Creatives Complete for DEATH OF A SALESMAN at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society announced full casting and the design team for Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman," directed by Stephen Rayne. (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...)

Helen Hayes Award-Winning Factory 449 presents LELA & CO.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Playwright Cordelia Lynn's is well aware of the intense, yet important journey examined in LELA & CO. "I knew that the play could be horrifying and shocking and upsetting - and all those things you can get out of visual violence, without actually showing it," says Lynn. "I want the audience to leave and think there are things happening that I don't see -- maybe because I don't want to see". (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Patricia Richardson in OTHER DESERT CITIES at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Four-time Emmy nominee Patricia Richardson stars in the Broadway hit play, 'Other Desert Cities' by Jon Robin Baitz at Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) - returning to where she appeared in a record-breaking, star-studded production of 'Steel Magnolias' last summer. 'Other Desert Cities', directed by Sheryl Kaller, runs through September 2, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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...)

Jane Alexander, Denis Arndt, Judith Ivey, and Christopher Michael McFarland to Star in FIREFLIES Premiere at Long Wharf
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Jane Alexander, Denis Arndt, Judith Ivey, and Christopher Michael McFarland will star in the world premiere of Fireflies by Tony Award nominee Matthew Barber, directed by Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. (more...)

The Hills Are Alive! THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour Heads to Jacksonville
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Jacksonville premiere October 31-November 5 at the Times-Union Center as part of a North American tour. (more...)

The Players Joins the Witch Hunt with THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

From August 31 through Sept 10, you don't want to miss the pre-season opener, Arthur Miller's famous work, The Crucible. Produced in partnership with Two Chairs Theatre Co., this is the first installment in a trilogy to present three works of Miller's. In the past, Two Chairs, has presented three masterpieces by Tennessee Williams (The Glass Menagerie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire). Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, this exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. (more...)

International City Theatre Announces 2018 Season of Plays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

International City Theatre has announced its 2018 season of five plays at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, where ICT is the resident professional theater company. (more...)

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