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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 Williams’ memory play paints a heart-wrenching portrait of the Wingfield family, with each member trapped in a reality that they are desperate to – but cannot truly - escape.


The Hills Are Alive! THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour Heads to Jacksonville
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 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...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Return to Walnut Street Theatre for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

It's time for families and friends to come together and enjoy Charles Dickens' classic holiday tale, A Christmas Carol, live on stage. Walnut Street Theatre for Kids' heartwarming hour-long musical adaptation of Dickens' classic novel runs from November 25th through December 23rd. (more...)

Philip Bird, Emmet Byrne, and More to Star in CELL MATES at Hampstead Theatre; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

Hampstead Theatre presents Simon Gray's deftly funny play Cell Mates which has been unperformed since 1995. (more...)

Virginia Stage Company to Continue 39th Season with 'THE PARCHMAN HOUR'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017

Virginia Stage Company continues its 39th Season with The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the '61 Freedom Riders. Co-produced with Norfolk State University Theatre Company, The Parchman Hour journeys through the Deep South with the pioneers who fought discrimination and paved the way for the future. Written and directed by Mike Wiley, this play is adapted from real life accounts of the 1961 Freedom Rides and shares these struggles through music that ranges from spirituals to Bob Dylan. (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...)

Karl Gregory to Return to The Kitchen Theatre in EVERY BRILLIANT THING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Kitchen Theatre Company continues its 2017-2018 Season with the regional premiere of Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe, a funny and moving new play about the lengths to which we will go for those we love. (more...)

Richmond Triangle Players Celebrate The Holidays With Hilarious THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Richmond Triangle Players celebrate the holidays with a revival of one of its most acclaimed productions, David Sedaris's hilarious The Santaland Diaries and Seasons Greetings. (more...)

UCLA School Of Theater Announces 2017-18 Season; Steel Pier, Trojan Barbie, Spring Awakening, The Glass Menagerie & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's (UCLA TFT) Department of Theater announced today its upcoming Mainstage theater season for the academic year 2017-18, which includes the West Coast premiere of Steel Pier and Christine Evans' Trojan Barbie. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: FUN HOME Tour Is Sharply Drawn
by Jan Nargi - Oct 24, 2017

The national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical FUN HOME has landed in Boston and it's as sharply drawn and richly performed as its highly acclaimed Broadway predecessor. Once again mounted on a proscenium stage (it played in the round at Circle in the Square following its original Off-Broadway run at the Public Theatre), FUN HOME loses none of its laser focus as it shines a loving but bittersweet light on the family of a lesbian cartoonist whose memories spring to life from the pages of her latest graphic novel. (more...)

Breaking News: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Will Apparate to Australia
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, have today confirmed the record-breaking production will open in early 2019 in Melbourne, Australia, exclusively and only at Melbourne's Princess Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at Susquehanna Stage Company
by Allison Rambler - Oct 23, 2017

Tennessee Williams is perhaps one of the most well-known playwrights of the modern era. His works, just as The Glass Menagerie (one of the reviewer's favorite plays) and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE have long stood the test of time with Williams' use of relevant subject matter and interesting characters. Susquehanna Stage Company brings Williams' words to life onstage now as a part of their Pulitzer-Prize Winning Season with CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF. Regarded by Tennessee Williams as the forerunner of his own works, the show deals with many subjects considered taboo during its time and are still incredibly prevalent in today's society. (more...)

Rebecca Taichman, Anne Kauffman & More Selected as Roundabout Artists in Residence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced its 2017-18 Artists in Residence. 'I started the Artists in Residence program about 25 years ago to provide artistic and financial support to early-career artists, giving them a theatre to call home and to provide peace of mind for a sustainable career,' says Roundabout Artistic Director Todd Haimes. 'Over the years, this program has evolved to include playwrights, mid-career directors and even an entire young company. And while these residencies have allowed us to help cultivate the next generations of theatre leaders, these artists have also become invaluable to me and our audiences, invigorating this institution with fresh voices.' (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes 'The Hamilcast' Host, Gillian Pensavalle
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 23, 2017

On Monday, October 23, the Theater People podcast welcome's fellow podcaster Gillian Pensavalle of 'The Hamilcast.' For the episode, Pensavalle shares the origins of the popular HAMILTON-themed podcast. She also shares all the details of HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda coming to her apartment and doing a 4-hour interview for the podcast. (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...)

Photo Flash: NPR Holiday Favorite THE SANTALAND DIARIES to Bring Cheer to TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley breaks new ground in 2017 by adding a second holiday show to its season, The Santaland Diaries at the intimate 180-seat Lohman Theatre in Los Altos Hills (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Birmingham (more...)

Kristin Carbone, Peter Lockyer, Michael St. John and Jennifer Hope Wills to Bring 'MY ROMANCE' to Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Allen D. Cornell, Riverside Theatre's Producing Artistic Director, and Ken Clifton, Riverside's Musical Director, have teamed up to create a special theatrical event showcasing some of the most beloved music by Broadway legend, Richard Rodgers. My Romance: The Work of Richard Rodgers takes place on the Stark Stage on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. (more...)

Yale Rep to Present Nambi E. Kelley's Stage Adaptation of NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre presents NATIVE SON, the critically acclaimed new play by Nambi E. Kelley adapted from the iconic American novel by Richard Wright, directed by Seret Scott, November 24 December 16 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, November 30. (more...)

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote! (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...)

Kate Hamill's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Extends Off-Broadway; Previews Start Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Primary Stages announces a three-week extension for Pride and Prejudice, adapted by and featuring Kate Hamill (Bedlam's Sense and Sensibility) and directed by Amanda Dehnert (Richard III), in a co-production with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF). (more...)

Full Cast Announced For SLEEPING BEAUTY – THE ROCK 'N' ROLL PANTO This Christmas At Theatr CLWYD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey, today announces the full cast for the cult rock 'n' roll panto, Sleeping Beauty. Featuring 16 rock and soul songs played live by actor-musicians, Zo Waterman directs Sean McKenzie who leads the company in the role of Dame Tabetha Trott. Joining him making their pantomime debuts will be Britain's Got Talent finalist James Ifan (Simon Steadfast), David Heywood (Mordred) and Emmy Stonelake (Frederica). Completing the cast are Greg Coulson (Domestos), Lynwen Haf Roberts (Morgana), Rowan Talbot (King Camelot), Luke Thornton (Harold The Herald), Elian West (Princess Susie) and Zoe West (Fairy Fanciful). (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...)

Porchlight's BILLY ELLIOT Announces Second Extension at The Ruth Page Center For The Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the second extension of Billy Elliot the Musical through Sunday, Dec. 31. Billy Elliot the Musical with music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall is directed and co-choreographed by Porchilght Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, with Co-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. The current and extendsion performance schedule is included below. (more...)

JPAC's Upcoming Performance of THE GLASS MENAGARIE Will Feature a Professional Actress Living with Disabilities
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

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

Photo Flash: Pioneer Theatre Company presents Disney's Hit NEWSIES This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the Disney hit Newsies. The Tony-winning musical opens Friday, Dec. 1, and runs through Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. Newsies occupies the traditional holiday spot. Keeping with what is now a seven-year tradition of collecting donations for local nonprofits, PTC will partner with Granite Education Foundation to collect new books for 'Santa Sacks' for children ages K-12. (more...)

NewArts' A CHRISTMAS CAROL Features Broadway's Graeme Malcolm and 112 Newtown-Area Locals
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

NewArts, a nonprofit organization based in Newtown, CT and Walnut Hill Community Church of Bethel, CT, are proud to present their second annual version of A Christmas Carol a production created by a team that includes six Tony Award-winners. The production features more than 130 local performers and stage technicians of all ages and Broadway's Graeme Malcolm. (more...)

BWW Review: Rare Stage Version of A CHRISTMAS STORY Shines at SMP
by Don Grigware - Nov 20, 2017

Remember the classic 1983 film in which little Ralphie Parker (Griffin Sanford) in a small town in Indiana in 1940 wants a BB gun and formulates an elaborate plan to get one from Santa Claus? 'You'll shoot your eye out!' everyone complains. The movie contains one of the funniest scenes on film where little Flick (Jude Gomez) gets his tongue frozen on the school flag pole. Now in a rare production of the adapted movie script by Philip Grecian, A Christmas Story is live onstage with a bevy of kids, 14 in fact, and a whole lot of quaint antics, meticulously directed by artistic director Christian Lebano, at SMP through December 31. (more...)

Rachel Lampert Honored for Lifetime Achievement at the 2017 SALT Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Kitchen Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that Artistic Director Emerita Rachel Lampert was honored with the Syracuse Area Live Theater (SALT) Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Ceremony, held November 5th at Syracuse Stage. The SALT Award program recognizes exemplary and outstanding performances in Professional and Non-Professional theater in Central New York. (more...)

JPAC's Upcoming Performance of THE GLASS MENAGARIE Will Feature a Professional Actress Living with Disabilities
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

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

Stephanie Trudeau to Bring CHAVELA: THINK OF ME to Pangea This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Actor/cabaret singer Stephanie Trudeau will perform a return engagement of her docu-cabaret, 'Chavela: Think Of Me,' at Pangea Supper Club, 178 Second Ave. (East Village), November 2, 9 and 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Radio Play Up Next at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2017-2018 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with the holiday classic, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY. Directed by Jesse Bernstein, the production begins with previews on October 31st, opens November 2nd and continues through December 17th. (more...)

FreeFall Theatre Raises Nearly $275,000 To Repair Hurricane Damage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

After suffering devastating damage in Hurricane Irma, freeFall Theatre's campaign to raise the funds necessary for recovery and reconstruction has received almost $275,000 in six weeks. Donations from nearly 700 donors, successfully met the $100,000 matching gift challenge made by local philanthropists Kate Tiedemann and Ellen Cotton. (more...)

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote! (more...)

Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts Announces 2018 Winter Season In NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Adrienne Willis, Executive and Artistic Director of LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts, today announced the third edition of the organization's acclaimed LUMBERYARD In The City Winter Festival, which takes place from January 25 February 10 at New York Live Arts in New York City. The 2018 Winter Festival will feature genre-blurring productions from three daring and highly accomplished artists, including choreographer Kei Takei and her company Moving Earth Orient Sphere who will present the New York premiere of LIGHT, Part 44 (Bamboo Forest) (??) and Solo from LIGHT, Part 8 (January 25-27); playwright and performance artist Robbie McCauley, who presents the New York premiere of Sugar (February 1-3); and choreographer, dancer and visual artist Dana Reitz, who will present her new world premiere work (February 8-10). (more...)

BETWEEN HERE AND THE CITY OF MEXICO to Launch Abingdon Theatre Company's 2017 Ghostlight Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company launches their 2017 Ghostlight Reading Series Monday November 6, 7PM at The Vineyard Theater (108 E. 15th Street) with BETWEEN HERE AND THE CITY OF MEXICO by Tony Meneses and directed by Tony Speciale. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards; Orlando Rep's NEWSIES 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...)

Review Roundup: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS at The Old Globe Theatre - What Did The Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS runs at the Old Globe Theatre through December 24, adn the critics are weighing in! (more...)

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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...)

PTC presents Disney's Hit NEWSIES This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the Disney hit Newsies. The Tony-winning musical opens Friday, Dec. 1, and runs through Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. Newsies occupies the traditional holiday spot. Keeping with what is now a seven-year tradition of collecting donations for local nonprofits, PTC will partner with Granite Education Foundation to collect new books for 'Santa Sacks' for children ages K-12. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HOLMES AND WATSON at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents the Midwest Premiere of Holmes and Watson, by Jeffery Hatcher in the Quadracci Powerhouse, now through December 17. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Comes to Newtown, CT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

NewArts, a nonprofit organization based in Newtown, CT and Walnut Hill Community Church of Bethel, CT, are proud to present their second annual presentation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol a production created by a team that includes six Tony Award-winners. The production features more than 120 local performers and stage technicians of all ages. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 15, 2017
by - Nov 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Updated Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

See the updated standings in the 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, and cast your vote (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Presents The World Premiere Of Terry Teachout's BILLY AND ME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Palm Beach Dramaworks presents the World Premiere of Terry Teachout's Billy and Me. Inspired by the friendship between playwrights Tennessee Williams and William Inge, the show opens December 8 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. (more...)

Steppenwolf to Honor Sarah Paulson at 2018 Women in the Arts Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Sarah Paulson as the 2018 honoree at the annual Steppenwolf Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 12noon at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel (221 N Columbus Dr). (more...)

BWW Interview: Betty Corwin on How She Pioneered Archival Recordings of Broadway Shows
by Leigh Scheps - Nov 10, 2017

Broadway shows have been preserved for decades thanks to one pioneer with a passion. Betty Corwin was working in a hospital in 1969 when she came up with a brilliant idea to record them for history. It enabled legendary performances including Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire to be forever on tape. (more...)

Walnut Theatre presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2017-2018 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with the holiday classic, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY. Directed by Jesse Bernstein, the production begins with previews on October 31st, opens November 2nd and continues through December 17th. (more...)

'CHASING MEM'RIES' World Premiere, Starring Tyne Daly, Extends at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

The World Premiere of Chasing Mem'ries: A Different Kind of Musical, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly and featuring new and original songs by award-winning lyricists Alan & Marilyn Bergman, will extend for one week in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse and run through Sunday, December 17, 2017. (more...)

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