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Photo Flash: PARK90 Presents the World Premiere of DISTANCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Distance, the only male-directed play in PARK90's season, shining a light on male mental health and suicide (the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK) with the story of Steven: a man trying to make sense of his world. Written by Alex McSweeney and directed by Simon Pittman (Associate Director, Frantic Assembly), the cast includes Doreene Blackstock, Adam Burton, Richard Corgan, Lindsay Fraser and Abdul Salis. (more...)

EgoPo Announces 2018-19 Season Theater of South Africa
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

EgoPo Classic Theater announces their 2018-19 Season: Theater of South Africa, celebrating great dramatic works of South Africa and highlighting the remarkable transformation from apartheid to democracy. The season will begin with a South African version of Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms, as created and performed by Abrahamse and Meyer Productions from Cape Town, South Africa, in partnership with Drexel University's Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and their Performing Arts Department. EgoPo's mainstage season launches with A Human Being Died That Night, a gripping account of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission by psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela; followed by Three Sisters Two by Reza de Wet, a Chekhov sequel confronting the fall of privileged class; and concluding with two plays in rotation repertory: "Master Harold"…and the Boys by Athol Fugard and Egoli by Matsemela Manaka (co-produced with Theatre in the X), shining a light on two vastly different experiences under apartheid. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces Full Casting For THE WOLVES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2018

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Jeremy Lawrence Plays Snagglepuss Sunday At The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival is pleased to announce that Jeremy Lawrence will appear as the title character in a one-time performance of The Snagglepuss Chronicles on Sunday, September 30 at 11am in Provincetown. (more...)

CVRep Opens Season With HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel. The play is a funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. (more...)

Paul Rodriguez In STEAMBATH - Revival Of Cult-Classic, Off-Broadway Hit At Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

What if God turned out to be a Puerto Rican steam bath attendant, assisted by a butler named Gottlieb? Renowned stand up comedian and actor Paul Rodriguez stars in a revival of Steambath, the 1970 off Broadway hit comedy by Bruce Jay Friedman that also became a PBS television special. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble artistic director Ron Sossi directs for an Oct. 20 opening at West L.A.'s Odyssey Theatre, where performances will continue through Dec. 16. (more...)

True or False? Meet the Cast of THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Sep 20, 2018

The Lifespan of a Fact begins performances tonight, September 20, 2018. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Lulu Fall, Peter Kim, and More Complete Cast of The Public's WILD GOOSE DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of WILD GOOSE DREAMS, written by Hansol Jung and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman. (more...)

A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT Makes Philadelphia Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Psychologist Pumla confronts imprisoned ex-officer Eugene in this searing account of the atrocities committed by the South African police force under apartheid. On October 26, EgoPo Classic Theater presents Nicholas Wright's adaptation of Pumla Gobodo-Madikidela's award-winning book about her time serving on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. (more...)

Almeida Theatre Announces The West End Transfer Of THE TWILIGHT ZONE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, The Twilight Zone. (more...)

Park Avenue Armory Announces 2019 Season; JUDGEMENT DAY, US Premiere of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

Park Avenue Armory announced its 2019 season, which includes evocative new visual and performing arts commissions along with a timely and eclectic lineup of multidisciplinary world and North American premiere productions and installations. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Bobby Cannavale Separates Fact from Fiction in His Career on Broadway and Beyond!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 11, 2018

Fact: Two-time Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale is back on Broadway this season, starring opposite Cherry Jones and Daniel Radcliffe in The Lifespan of a Fact. In a recent interview with Richard Ridge, he opens up about the challenges of taking on this particular role, and separates fact from fiction when it comes to some of his past performances! (more...)

Meet the Cast of NETWORK- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Nov 10, 2018

NETWORK begins previews tonight, November 10 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

BWW Invite: Get Up Close with THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Star Bobby Cannavale Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

On Friday, November 2 (2:30pm) join us at the Robin Williams Center (247 West 54th Street) for a Career Conversations Q&A with star of The Lifespan of a Fact, Bobby Cannavale, moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' (more...)

The Gift Theatre Presents HAMLET This June
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

The Gift Theatre is pleased to continue its 17th season with William Shakespeare's HAMLET. Directed by guest artist Monty Cole, this production of the Bard's great tragedy will crack open the mind of one of western drama's most fascinating and complex characters. HAMLET will play June 1 - July 29, 2018 at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Jefferson Park neighborhood. Single tickets and season subscriptions are currently available by calling the Gift's box office at (773) 283-7071 or visiting thegifttheatre.org.  (more...)

Down N Dirty Disco To Honor Yann Arnaud Of Cirque's VOLTA May 14th
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

MiG Ayesa (Rock of Ages), Shannon Mullen (A Bronx Tale), Tracy McDowell (Motown) and more have joined the final line-up for Rock N' Roll Debauchery's return to The Cutting Room with The Down-N-Dirty Disco on Monday May 14, 2018.   (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 27
by Audition Roundup - May 27, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 27, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

The Wooster Group Revisits Polish Theater Visionary Tadeusz Kantor, 4/5-15 At REDCAT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

REDCAT, CalArts' downtown center for contemporary arts, presents the legendary New York theater ensemble, The Wooster Group in A PINK CHAIR (In Place of a Fake Antique), April 5 to April 15, 2018. (more...)

Writers Theatre Presents SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents Smart People, written by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by Hallie Gordon. Smart People runs March 21 - June 10, 2018 in the Gillian Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

The Wooster Group Invokes Polish Theater Visionary Tadeusz Kantor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

REDCAT, CalArts' downtown center for contemporary arts, presents the legendary New York theater ensemble, The Wooster Group in A PINK CHAIR (In Place of a Fake Antique), April 5 to April 15, 2018. (more...)

The Brass Tacks Ensemble Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

The Brass Tacks Ensemble (Artistic Director James Ingagiola and Executive Director Isaac Ellis) is pleased to announce its 2018 season.   Thought-provoking drama, thrilling suspense, and fast-paced comedy highlight a series of productions in which seemingly ordinary individuals are thrust into extraordinary situations.  Who will survive, who will thrive, and how will they be changed?  There's only one way to find out:  join us this season as The Brass Tacks Ensemble sparks theatrical magic with our signature less-is-more approach. (more...)

The Wooster Group Presents A PINK CHAIR (IN THE PLACE OF A FAKE ANTIQUE)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

The Wooster Group will open their newest piece, A PINK CHAIR (In Place of a Fake Antique) at The Performing Garage (33 Wooster Street) in New York City, with performances from April 28 through May 19, with press opening on Wednesday, May 9. The production will come to New York following a run in Los Angeles at The Roy and Edna Disney/CALARTS Theater from April 5-15, 2018. (more...)

Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival Announces Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Tennessee Williams knew the drama of waiting, both in his life and in his writing, making his plays richer, sadder, and more joyous. His insights into waiting inspire the theme of Wishful Thinking for the 13th Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival. (more...)

Ivo van Hove's THE DAMNED to Make North American Premiere at Park Ave. Armory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

This July, Park Avenue Armory presents the North American premiere of two-time Tony- and Olivier Award-winning stage director Ivo van Hove's The Damned. Starring the venerated French troupe Comedie-Francaise-founded in 1680, it's the oldest national theater company in the world-in their first New York appearance in over a decade, the production will permeate the Armory's historic Wade Thompson Drill Hall with a tale of moral corruption, militaristic machinations, and a satirical celebration of evil. Emblematic of van Hove's artistic aesthetic, The Damned is a theatrical staging of Luchino Visconti's eponymous 1969 screenplay. (more...)

The Brass Tacks Ensemble Announces Cast For THE HAIRY APE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

The Brass Tacks Ensemble (Artistic Director James Ingagiola and Executive Director Isaac Ellis) is excited to announce the cast for The Hairy Ape by Eugene O'Neill, directed by Isaac Ellis. (more...)

Original LGBTQ Musical SONATA 1962 Will Make Off-Broadway Debut At NYMF 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Award-winning playwright Patricia Loughrey and composer Thomas Hodges, whose critically acclaimed play Dear Harvey has been making waves across the nation since its debut in 2010, are thrilled to announce their original LGBTQ musical Sonata 1962 will making its Off-Broadway debut this August as part of the 2018 New York Musical Festival's (NYMF) Next Link Project. (more...)

Primary Stages Announces Casting For FINAL FOLLIES And DOWNSTAIRS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Primary Stages (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director; Casey Childs, Founder) is proud to announce complete casting today for the first two productions of their 2018/19 season: Final Follies, by A.R. Gurney (Love Letters, Sylvia, Black Tie at Primary Stages) and directed by David Saint (Clever Little Lies), and Downstairs by Theresa Rebeck ("Smash," Dead Accounts, Poor Behavior at Primary Stages), directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt (What We're Up Against). All performances will take place at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St, New York, NY, 10014). (more...)

The House Theatre Of Chicago Announces Cast of BOREALIS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

The House Theatre of Chicago is proud to announce casting and the production team for the company's season opener, Borealis. Director Monty Cole helms the professional premiere of playwright Bennett Fisher's epic adventure through the corporate guts of Big Oil. Borealis runs August 30 through October 21 at Chopin Theatre's Upstairs Theater, 1543 W. Division St., Previews begin Thursday, August 30 and play through Friday, September 7. (more...)

Meet the Cast of PRETTY WOMAN- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Jul 20, 2018

Pretty Woman begins previews today, get to know the cast below! (more...)

Doreene Blackstock, Adam Burton, Richard Corgan, Lindsay Fraser and Abdul Salis Set For DISTANCE At Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

Casting has been announced for Distance, the only male-directed play in PARK90's season, shining a light on male mental health and suicide (the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK) with the story of Steven: a man trying to make sense of his world. Written by Alex McSweeney and directed by Simon Pittman (Associate Director, Frantic Assembly), the cast includes Doreene Blackstock, Adam Burton, Richard Corgan, Lindsay Fraser and Abdul Salis. (more...)

Original LGBTQ Musical SONATA 1962 To Star Five-Time NYMF Favorite Erin Leigh Peck
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Award-winning playwright Patricia Loughrey and composer Thomas Hodges announce that five-time NYMF alum Erin Leigh Peck (Motherfreakinghood, Grease! on Broadway) will step into the lead role of Margaret Evans in their original LGBTQ musical Sonata 1962.The production, which will make its Off-Broadway debut this August as part of the 2018 New York Musical Festival's Next Link Project, was originally slated to star Becca Ayers who has had to step out of the show due to booking a Broadway contract. (more...)

EgoPo Classic Theater Brings a South African Twist to THREE SISTERS, TWO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

In this dark comedy, Reza de Wet weaves together a collection of Chekhov's iconic characters into a single musing on the end of a world. On February 1, EgoPo Classic Theater presents this great South African playwright's take on Anton Chekhov's classic, twenty years later, during the fall the privileged society. Three Sisters Two previews January 30-31 and opens Friday, February 1. The show runs three weeks, closing Feb. 17. (more...)

PIRATES OF PENZANCE Extends At Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

 The wackiest beach party in town continues! Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theatre of California, announces a one-week extension of Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, as reimagined by the Chicago theatre hooligans The Hypocrites, now through February 25, due to high demand.  Tickets are now on sale at pasadenaplayhouse.org or by calling 626-356-7529. (more...)

The Canterbury Company Of Resident Artists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

Joey Folsom, Artistic Director of The Classics Theatre Project, today announced the formation of a permanent Resident Artists Company for the theatre to be underwritten by Liese and Mike Canterbury. The company members will be, in addition to Mr. Folsom, R. Andrew Aguilar, Sasha Maya Ada, Chad Cline, Stan Graner, Gretchen Hahn, N. Ryan McBride, Leslie Patrick, Van Quattro, Rachel Reininger and Dean Wray. The Resident Artists will fill many of the roles in the TCTP 3-play 2019 season: "Fool for Love," Summer and Smoke," and "The Crucible." In addition, the RAC members will work as members of the TCPT team in other areas of production, marketing, and development. The Company will be called the Canterbury Company of Resident Artists. (more...)

Hell In A Handbag Productions Announce POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

Hell in a Handbag Productions launches its 2019 season with a revival of the musical that started it all: POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical, a musical parody and a loving homage to the classic 1972 film, The Poseidon Adventure, the grandmother of all disaster films. (more...)

Writers Theatre Presents A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents A Moon for the Misbegotten, written by Eugene O'Neill and directed by WT Resident Director William Brown. A Moon for the Misbegotten runs February 7 March 18, 2018 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Casting Announced For Hell In A Handbag's POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Hell in a Handbag Productions announces casting for its revival of the musical that started it all: POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical, a musical parody and loving homage to the classic 1972 film, The Poseidon Adventure, the grandmother of all disaster films. (more...)

The Neo-Futurists present Trevor Dawkins' A STORY TOLD IN SEVEN FIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

The Neo-Futurists present Ensemble Member Trevor Dawkins' A Story Told in Seven Fights, directed by Tony Santiago, playing at 5153 N. Ashland Ave., March 1 April 7. Previews are Thursday, March 1 Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m., with opening night Monday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. The running time is currently 80 minutes. Performances run Thursdays Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices for previews and Thursdays are pay-what-you-can; for the regular run, tickets are $10-25. Tickets and information are available at neofuturists.org or 773.275.5255. (more...)

The Wooster Group's Acclaimed THE B-SIDE Opens This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

REDCAT, CalArts' downtown center for contemporary arts, presents The Wooster Group production The B-Side: "Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons," A Record Album Interpretation, Wednesday, January 30 to Sunday February 3, 2019 for 5 performances only. (more...)

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Attend PIRATES OF PENZANCE At Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

 The wackiest beach party in town continues! Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theatre of California, announces a one-week extension of Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, as reimagined by the Chicago theatre hooligans The Hypocrites, now through February 25, due to high demand.  Tickets are now on sale at pasadenaplayhouse.org or by calling 626-356-7529. (more...)

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Opens at Artists Rep, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Artists Rep presents the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner Between Riverside and Crazy, by Stephen Adly Guirgis. The play is directed by Adriana Baer and runs from March 4 through April 1 on the theatre's Alder Stage. (more...)

REDCAT Presents The Wooster Group's Acclaimed THE B-SIDE: NEGRO FOLKLORE FROM TEXAS STATE PRISONS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

REDCAT, CalArts' downtown center for contemporary arts, presents The Wooster Group production The B-Side: 'Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons,' A Record Album Interpretation, Wednesday, January 30 to Sunday February 3,2019 for 5 performances only. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Sheffield Theatres' Major Revival Of Githa Sowerby's RUTHERFORD AND SON
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, today announces the full casting for Caroline Steinbeis' major revival of Githa Sowerby's Rutherford and Son. Steinbeis directs Esh Alladi (Richard), Laura Elphinstone (Janet), Brian Lonsdale (Martin), Marian McLoughlin (Ann), Ciaran Owens (John), Lizzie Roper (Mrs Henderson), Danusia Samal (Mary) and Owen Teale (Rutherford). (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes Of PRETTY WOMAN Opening Night On BWW's Instagram
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

In the video below, go behind the scenes of opening night on BroadwayWorld's Instagram as company member Tommy Bracco takes us behind the scenes of the show's Broadway opening night from curtain to after party! (more...)

Social: Go Behind The Scenes Of PRETTY WOMAN Opening Night On BWW's Instagram
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Go behind the scenes of opening night on BroadwayWorld's Instagram as company member Tommy Bracco takes us behind the scenes of the show's Broadway opening night from curtain to after party! (more...)

Stephen Dillane And Conor Lovett to Star in Beckett's HOW IT IS (PART 1)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

Stephen Dillane and Conor Lovett star in the UK premiere of the first staging of Beckett's novel, How It Is (Part One), from Gare St Lazare, one of Ireland's pre-eminent interpreters of Beckett's work, who return to the Coronet following the Beckett In London festival in 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Orlando Bloom and the Cast of KILLER JOE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

The Smith family hatch a plan to murder their estranged matriarch for her insurance money. They hire Joe Cooper, a police detective and part-time contract killer, to do the job. But once he enters their trailer home and comes face to face with their innocent daughter, the plan spirals out of control... A tense, gut-twisting thriller, Killer Joe, asks where the moral line is drawn in the fight for survival. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces 2018 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Artistic Director Josie Rourke said, "I'm delighted to announce two new productions at the Donmar, joining the previously announced THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, for my penultimate season, with all three directed by women. (more...)

Felicia Boswell, Emma Hunton, and More Join The Down-N-Dirty Disco This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Felicia Boswell (Jesus Christ Superstar), Emma Hunton (Freaky Friday), Onyie Nwachukwu (RENT) and more have joined the final line-up for Rock N' Roll Debauchery's return to The Cutting Room with their all new experience: The Down-N-Dirty Disco this Saturday April 21, 2018. (more...)

Haven Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

Haven Theatre is pleased to announce its 2018-19 Season, kicking off this fall with its fourth consecutive DIRECTOR'S HAVEN, three short plays showcasing the talents of early career directors. Helming this year's productions are Charlotte Drover, Anna Sung-En Medill and Dani Wieder. (more...)

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