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When it's a play by Edward Albee, the master of American absurdist theater with his wry dialogue and unsympathetic depictions of modern life, it's bound to push boundaries and be unexpected. Albee himself in an interview said about the 2002 Tony Award winner for Best Play The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? "Imagine what you can't imagine"; and the play delivers a wickedly funny and searing exploration of tolerance and the chaotic fragility of human relationships. Upfront, the premise of The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? is a man in love with a goat. Yet, Albee goes further. Amid the clever and hilarious dialogue, he examines the confounding and often irrational nature of love and the anguish of loneliness amidst what appears to be a happy world. The title refers to the song "Who is Sylvia" Proteus sings to woo his intended in Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? will woo audiences in surprising ways in an unforgettable theatrical experience.



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...)

Hannah Yelland, Bruce Dow, Antoinette Robinson, and More to Star in Shakespeare Theatre Company's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Continuing its 2017 2018 Season, Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents Twelfth Night. Directed by internationally acclaimed director Ethan McSweeny and featuring Antoinette Robinson (previously announced) as Viola and Tony Award-nominee Hannah Yelland as Olivia, Shakespeare's comic tale of unrequited love will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from November 14 December 20, 2017. (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...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for The Actors Fund Gala, Honoring Sally Field, Danny DeVito, Harold Prince & Jo Ann Jenkins
by Walter McBride - May 9, 2017

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization that helps everyone in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition, just held its Annual Gala last night, May 8, 2017. The evening celebrated Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Danny DeVito, two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field, outstanding corporate leader Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP and 21-time Tony Award-winning theatrical director and producer Harold Prince. Mr. DeVito, Ms. Field and Ms. Jenkins were awarded The Actors Fund's Medal of Honor. Mr. Prince received The Actors Fund's Lifetime Achievement Award. (more...)

Last Chance to See Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Audiences have just over three weeks left to see this provocative and controversial box office hit production led by Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, directed by Ian Rickson. The final performance of the strictly limited 12 week run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket will be held on 24 June. (more...)

New Dramatists to Honor INDECENT's Daryl Roth & Paula Vogel at Spring Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor 10-time Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with their 2017 Outstanding Career Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

SKIP & RIVKA'S NOT-SO-KOSHER INTERACTIVE JEWISH WEDDING EXPERIENCE Comes to Black Box Studios
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center, home of Black Box Studios, continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education as it presents a new Spring fundraising production, the rousing immersive comedy Skip & Rivka's Not-So-Kosher Interactive Jewish Wedding Experience in the heart of Teaneck, NJ - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge.  (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2017 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

National & Local Thought Leaders To Host Talkbacks After DISGRACED at BBPAC Teaneck
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Having previously announced its new production of Ayad Akhtar's 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning Disgraced - directed by Artistic Director Matt Okin, produced by Huey Esquire and Black Box Studios, and featuring Misty Easler, Katie Housley, Alex Hughes, Hemang Sharma, and Laurence Wallace - Black Box Studios and Black Box Performing Arts Center are proud to announce that not only will most performances of Disgraced be followed by a talkback among cast, creative team, and the audience, but several noted thought leaders have  committed to leading talkbacks. (more...)

Mercedes Ruehl to Play 'Ma' in Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that Mercedes Ruehl, winner of the Tony Award, Academy Award, and Golden Globe Award, will star opposite the previously announced Michael Urie in the upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's modern classic, Torch Song, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Sale of Edward Albee's Estate Will Benefit His Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

The New York Times is reporting that Albee's museum-worthy collection of fine art, which includes works by Arp, Kandinsky, and more, will be sold at auction. The money will then be donated to The Edward Albee Foundation, an institution that provides residency to emerging artists in Montauk. The collection is valued at over $9 million. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 24, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 22, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winner DISGRACED Comes to Black Box PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center (BBPAC) continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education as it proudly presents a new production of Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced in the heart of Teaneck, New Jersey - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge. (more...)

'CHAD DEITY' Gives Cast Member a 'Life Imitates Art' Moment at Stageworks Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

When Tampa's longest running professional theatre, Stageworks, opens the award winning production of 'The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity' on June 1, 2017, one cast member is having the opportunity of a lifetime by playing a role that epitomizes all the negative personality traits of a position in a business he knows too well. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 19, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 18, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 17, 2017
by - Jun 17, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 16, 2017
by - Jun 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 15, 2017
by - Jun 15, 2017

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

BWW's On This Day - June 12, 2017
by - Jun 12, 2017

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

BWW's On This Day - June 11, 2017
by - Jun 11, 2017

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

Melbourne Theatre Company Presents DI AND VI AND ROSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Nadine Garner (The Doctor Blake Mysteries), Belinda McClory (The Waiting Room) and Mandy McElhinney (Love Child) form the sterling cast of Di and Viv and Rose, opening Thursday 17 August at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner. (more...)

Edward Albee's Unfinished Works Will Be Destroyed at His Request
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

The late, great playwright Edward Albee is curating his legacy posthumously via "dead hand control." (more...)

Theatre Companies Join Forces to Open New Performing Arts Space
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Two of Toronto's most exciting indie theatre companies, UNIT 102 ACTORS COMPANY (named 2015's Best Small Theatre Company by NOW Magazine) and LEROY STREET THEATRE (The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?; Much Ado About Nothing) are joining forces to open a brand new theatre space in the heart of Parkdale. (more...)

HEATHERS THE MUSICAL: High School Edition Comes to Black Box Performing Arts Center in Teaneck, NJ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center (BBPAC) continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education as it proudly presents a new production of Heathers The Musical: High School  Edition in the heart of Teaneck, New Jersey - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge from Manhattan.   (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED Continues Through Friday at Black Box Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center (BBPAC) continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education as it proudly presents a new production of Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced in the heart of Teaneck, New Jersey - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge. (more...)

Daryl Roth and Roberta Flack Named Town Hall's 2017 Friends of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Legendary singer Roberta Flack and leading theatrical producer Daryl Roth will receive the Town Hall 2017 Friend of the Arts Award, it was announced today.  (more...)

Tony Winner Sophie Okonedo Joins Cast of Comedy Drama COUNTRY MUSIC
by Movies News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Tony Award winner Sophie Okonedo and actor James Harkness have signed on to Tom Harper's comedy drama COUNTRY MUSIC. They join previously announced cast members Jessie Buckley and BILLY ELLIOT's Julie Walters. (more...)

Edward Albee's AT HOME AT THE ZOO Coming to BTG's Unicorn Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) presents Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright, Edward Albee's (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?), At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story), directed by Eric Hill (BTG: The Homecoming, Thoreau or, Return to Walden; Poe), and featuring David Adkins (BTG: Thoreau or, Return to Walden; Poe), Joey Collins (The Glass Menagerie; BTG: The Homecoming) and Tara Franklin (BTG: The Homecoming, Lion in Winter, Equus). At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story) runs from July 19 through August 26 at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA. Opening night is set for Saturday, July 22. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Photo Flash: OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES Opens at Gloucester Stage for Limited Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with Israel Horovitz's latest comedy, Out of the Mouths of Babes from August 11 through September 2 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA.  (more...)

Sothebys Unveils the Collection of Edward Albee
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Today Sotheby's unveils the full contents of The Collection of Edward Albee, which we are honored to offer in a dedicated auction in New York on 26 September 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Kathleen Turner Remembers Edward Albee Ahead of Sotheby's Auction
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

In the video below, Kathleen Turner recalls her memories of Edward Albee ahead of Sotheby's September auction of his fine art collection, which will be sold to benefit his namesake foundation. (more...)

Broadway Hit HAND TO GOD by Robert Askins Comes to Black Box Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education - in the heart of Teaneck, NJ- just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge.     (more...)

Hudson Village Theatre to Remount LOUIS RIEL: A COMIC-STRIP STAGE PLAY Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

From September 6 to 10, the Hudson Village Theatre (HVT) remounts the 2016 production of RustWerk ReFinery's LOUIS RIEL: A Comic-Strip Stage Play. (more...)

VIDEO: Sally Field Remembers Edward Albee Ahead of Sotheby's Auction
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

"It was one of the gifts of my life to work with Edward Albee." Watch as Academy Award winner Sally Field remembers her time working with the celebrated playwright. This September, The Collection of Edward Albee will be offered in a dedicated auction in New York. View the collection here. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?, Theatre Royal Haymarket
by Marianka Swain - Apr 6, 2017

The late, great Edward Albee is certainly having a West End 'moment', but it rather places this particular revival at a disadvantage, comparing unfavourably as it does with the shattering, unforgettable Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? a few streets away. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA? at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
by Review Roundups - Apr 6, 2017

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo return to the West End to star in the darkly comic masterpiece, Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? which opened at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on March 24.  (more...)

Signature to Stage Works by Suzan-Lori Parks, Dominique Morisseau, Stephen Adly Guirgis and Edward Albee in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The 2017-18 Signature Theatre Season will feature plays by three Pulitzer Prize-winners and the New York premiere of a play by one of its new Residency Five playwrights, the company announced today. (more...)

ANGELS IN AMERICA Leads April's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Apr 4, 2017

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a mammoth Tony Kushner revival to an unusual Romeo and Juliet and tap-happy musicals, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 4, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 3, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Quincy Tyler Bernstine to Star in Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center closes the 2016-2017 Theater Series with a new production of Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel, a story of an African-American seamstress living in 1905 New York City pursuing her dreams of love and independence. Directed by Jade King Carroll, Intimate Apparel will run from May 5 to June 4. (more...)

No Booking Fee On Tickets For THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, Albee's darkly comic play about a family in crisis, runs for a strictly limited 12-week season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket until 24 June. Book tickets now from £45 (more...)

Original Comedy/Drama TWIST OF FAITH Continues this Spring at BBPAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education as it proudly presents a new production of  the original comedy/drama Twist Of Faith in the heart of Teaneck, NJ - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge.   This newly revised production of the Off-Broadway hit is written and directed by Michael Gurin, and based on an original concept by Matt Okin.  (more...)

First Revival of TWIST OF FAITH to be Presented by Black Box Studios
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater andcollaborative performing arts education as it proudly presents a new production of  the original comedy/drama Twist Of Faith in the heart of Teaneck, NJ - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge. (more...)

MasterVoices presents BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). The production will be conducted and directed by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature Kelli O'Hara (Contrary Mary), Bill Irwin (Master Toymaker), Christopher Fitzgerald (Alan), Lauren Worsham (Jane), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Tom Tom), Jonathan Freeman (Uncle Barnaby), Chris Sullivan (Gonzorgo), Jeffrey Schecter (Roderigo), Michael Kostroff (Chief Inspector Marmaduke), and Blair Brown (The Narrator), with the 130 singers of MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's. Musical Staging by Andrew Palermo, Costume Consulting by Tracy Christensen, and Concert Adaptation by Joe Keenan and Ted Sperling. (more...)

Alice Ripley Among Distinguished Women to Be Honored at TACT's 2017 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

TACT has announced the 2017 Spring Gala will honor Alice Ripley, Theresa Rebeck, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Nelle Nugent, four distinguished women of the theatre. (more...)

The Actors Fund to Fete Danny DeVito, Sally Field, Hal Prince and More at 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization that helps everyone in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition, will hold its Annual Gala on Monday, May 8, 2017. (more...)

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