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Dan Butler Steps in for Leslie Jordan in WARHOLCAPOTE at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) announces that Dan Butler has joined the cast of adaptor Rob Roth's new play WARHOLCAPOTE in the role of Truman Capote. He will appear with Stephen Spinella (Tony Award winner for Angels in America) who portrays artist Andy Warhol. (more...)

4thU Artivists to Present WRITING ON THE WALL for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

4thU Artivists, a NYC-based creative nonprofit, announces their Fall 2017 performance, Writing on the Wall, which will raise funding and awareness to help end violence against women and girls. To date, they have raised over $110,000 for numerous organizations. (more...)

Simon Stephens' ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD Opens Tonight at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company presents the New York premiere of Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens' (Harper Regan, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) Olivier Award winning play On the Shore of the Wide World, directed by Neil Pepe (Marie and Rosetta, Hands on a Hardbody). (more...)

Toby Jones, Zoe Wanamaker and Stephen Mangan Star In Revival of Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions is thrilled to announce a new production of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party which will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre, 60 years since the play's debut, from 9 January to 14 April 2018 with an Opening Night on Thursday 18 January 2018. Tickets go on sale today at midday, with priority booking from 9am. (more...)

Tiny Dynamite to Mount American Premiere of THE ART OF SWIMMING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

Philadelphia's Tiny Dynamite will present the American premiere of Radley's imaginative work, part of their trademark A Play, A Pie, and A Pint series, from December 6-17, 2017 at Headhouse Cafe (122 Lombard Street, Philadelphia). (more...)

Simon Russell Beale Announced to Star in THE LEHMAN TRILOGY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

The Daily Mail has just announced that Simon Russell Beale is the first actor cast in Stefano Massini's The Lehman Trilogy, a three-part drama about the investment bank Lehman Brothers. (more...)

4thU Artivists to Present WRITING ON THE WALL for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

4thU Artivists, a NYC-based creative nonprofit, announces their Fall 2017 performance, Writing on the Wall, which will raise funding and awareness to help end violence against women and girls. To date, they have raised over $110,000 for numerous organizations. (more...)

Sport For Jove Makes 2018 Theatre Season Announcement
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Now in it's eighth successful year offering Sydney audiences an exciting, accessible and powerful voice, Sport for Jove Theatre's 2018 season is our freshest, most exciting season to date, featuring the world premiere of two brilliant, passionate new Australian works and an iconic American classic, new partnerships with regional theatres, and our annual Summer Season, two classic productions performed outdoors over the summer. (more...)

4thU Artivists to Present WRITING ON THE WALL this Weekend for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

4thU Artivists, a NYC-based creative nonprofit, announces their Fall 2017 performance, Writing on the Wall, which will raise funding and awareness to help end violence against women and girls. To date, they have raised over $110,000 for numerous organizations. (more...)

Kristine Nielsen to Star in Theresa Rebeck's New Comedy THE WAY OF THE WORLD at D.C.'s Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

Folger Theatre continues its 2017/18 season with The Way of the World, a new comedy freely adapted from the classic play by William Congreve. Written and directed by renowned author Theresa Rebeck (Mauritus and Seminar and Broadway; creator and head writer of TV's Smash), the production will star Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen (Present Laughter, You Can't Take It With You, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike on Broadway). (more...)

Cast Complete for Mary Kathryn Nagle's SOVEREIGNTY World Premiere at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Mary Kathryn Nagle's daring new work Sovereignty makes its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 9, 2018
by - May 9, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre to Present Spring Fundraiser At American Writers Museum
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

???????A Red Orchid Theatre's (AROT) Board of Directors, Ensemble and staff, in collaboration with the American Writers Museum, announces its 2018 Spring Fundraiser, featuring a special performance by A Red Orchid Ensemble Member Jennifer Engstrom. Guests will also receive a special presale code for Victims of Duty, starring Ensemble Members Michael Shannon and Guy Van Swearingen and directed by Shira Piven. The event will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the American Writers Museum, 180 N Michigan Ave, Chicago. Tickets, priced at $100, are available by calling A Red Orchid Theatre at (312) 943-8722 or online at www.aredorchidtheatre.org. (more...)

2018 John Minnock Series Takes Over Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

???????Following the success of his residency at the world famous Metropolitan Room, NYC, new-breed vocalist John Minnock, known for putting modern twists on cabaret classics, is now proud to launch his 2018 John Minnock Series at Don't Tell Mama (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Presents The Philadelphia Premiere Of DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Lantern Theater Company concludes its record-smashing 2017/18 season with the regional premiere of Don't Dress for Dinner by French playwright Marc Camoletti. Lantern Resident Director Kathryn MacMillan will direct a cast that includes some of Philadelphia's finest comedic actors: Chris Anthony, Jessica Bedford, Marc LeVasseur, Lee Minora, Karen Peakes, and William Zielinski. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to request tickets for opening night on Wednesday, May 30 at 7 p.m. by contacting Anne Shuff at ashuff@lanterntheater.org. Performances run Thursday, May 24 through Sunday, June 24, 2018; a full schedule is included in the fact sheet below. (more...)

The Jamie Lloyd Company Presents PINTER AT THE PINTER, A Season of Harold Pinter's One-Act Plays
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

The Jamie Lloyd Company, Ambassador Theatre Group, Benjamin Lowy Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions and Glass Half Full Productions present an extraordinary season of Harold Pinter's one-act plays on the tenth anniversary of the Nobel Prize winner's death, performed in the theatre that bears his name. (more...)

Meet the Cast of Roundabout's TRAVESTIES- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 29, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties begins previews tonight! Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Wilma Theater Continues Season with World Premiere of PASSAGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Obie Award-winning playwright Christopher Chen brings the World Premiere of Passage to The Wilma Theater in collaboration with Wilma Artistic Director Blanka Zizka and the Wilma HotHouse Company of actors. Praised by The New Yorker for his ability to find "ingenious ways to pull the rug out from under the audience's feet," Chen's new play uses the theater's primal evocative powers to examine the most essential questions of our time. Passage begins on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018, and opens on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018.  (more...)

Amy Van Nostrand And Maureen Silliman Star In World Premiere Of MISS KELLER HAS NO SECOND BOOK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premier professional regional theatre, presents the world premiere of 'Miss Keller Has No Second Book' showing Saturday, March 31 through Sunday, April 15. (more...)

Qui Nguyen and Lloyd Suh Among Playwrights for ASIAN AMERICAN MIXFEST at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company will present Asian American Mixfest, a series of free readings co-produced by playwrights Lloyd Suh and Qui Nguyen that will run Wednesday, August 9 through Thursday, August 17 at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). (more...)

Robert Icke's Acclaimed Almeida Production of MARY STUART Transfers to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out season at the Almeida in 2016-17, Robert Icke's new adaptation of Mary Stuart transfers to the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End from Saturday 13 January for a limited run. (more...)

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS Will Tour The UK Starring Mark Benton And Nigel Harman
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

After 'sealing the deal' with critics and audiences alike during its smash hit West End run, Sam Yates' unmissable production of one of David Mamet's greatest and most lauded plays, Glengarry Glen Ross will embark on a nationwide tour from 14 February 2019 opening at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking. The hard-nosed sales team in this darkly funny classic will then visit Birmingham, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Glasgow, Richmond, Brighton and Cardiff with further tour dates to be announced shortly. (more...)

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS To Arrive On The Opera House Manchester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

After 'sealing the deal' with critics and audiences alike during its smash hit West End run, Sam Yates' unmissable production of one of David Mamet's greatest and most lauded plays, Glengarry Glen Ross will embark on a nationwide tour from 14 February 2019 opening at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking. The hard-nosed sales team in this darkly funny classic will then visit Birmingham, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Glasgow, Richmond, Brighton and Cardiff with further tour dates to be announced shortly. (more...)

David Heron Joins Cast of Ibsen-Inspired LEONORA Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2017

Actor and playwright David Heron has joined the cast of the staged reading of Leonora, a new drama written by David Stallings, from a concept by Antonio Minino- and inspired by Henrik Ibsen's women's liberation masterpiece, A Doll's House. (more...)

David Heron Joins Cast of Ibsen-Inspired LEONORA Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Actor and playwright David Heron has joined the cast of the staged reading of Leonora, a new drama written by David Stallings, from a concept by Antonio Minino- and inspired by Henrik Ibsen's women's liberation masterpiece, A Doll's House. (more...)

Theatre Horizon Welcomes Guest Artistic Director KC MacMillan for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Theatre Horizon, a professional theatre company located in the greater Philadelphia region, has announced that KC MacMillan will serve as Guest Artistic Director during the company's 2017-18 season featuring stories of 'Women Who Dare.' Current Artistic Director Erin Reilly is taking a maternity-related sabbatical. (more...)

Blair Brown, Tedra Millan and More to Lead Simon Stephens' ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD at the Atlantic; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the New York premiere of Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens' (Harper Regan, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) Olivier Award winning play On the Shore of the Wide World, directed by Neil Pepe (Marie and Rosetta, Hands on a Hardbody). (more...)

John Minnock to Continue EVERY DAY BLUES Next Month at the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Innovative vocalist John Minnock, known for modern twists on cabaret classics, is proud to continue his 'Every Day Blues' series at The Metropolitan Room, located at 34 West 22nd St., on Saturday, August 12th at 9:30pm. The evening will feature guest vocalist Lynda D'Amour and guest pianist Bill Duffy. (more...)

Theatre Horizon's THE REVOLUTIONISTS Features An All-Female Cast In A Tale Of Political And Social Injustice
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2018

Four badass women--an assassin, a spy, a writer, and Marie Antoinette--hang out, plot murder, and try to beat back extremist insanity in Paris. In Lauren Gunderson's The Revolutionists, these women act in the face of injustice, give their lives to protect freedom and equality, and stand up for what they believe in...all while being hilarious in the face of challenging, fractured political times. Armed with sharp wit and even sharper knives, this comedy of libert , galit , and sororit considers how we actually go about changing the world. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HOT LIST! What's Hot on Stage Now
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 30, 2018

So many productions are happening all over the city. Here's what made the Hot List: Bugaboo & the Silent One, The Hothouse, Cabaret, Pirates of Penzance, Shakespeare in Love, Disney's Aladdin. Go see a show! (more...)

Antaeus Tackles Harold Pinter's Little-Known Dark Comedy THE HOTHOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

Chilling, sinister, thought-provoking and wickedly funny.Antaeus Theatre Company presents a fully partner-cast production of Harold Pinter's seldom seen dark comedy, The Hothouse. Directed by Nike Doukas, The Hothouse opens on Jan. 25and Jan. 26 (one opening for each cast), running through March 11 at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale. Low-priced previews begin on Jan. 18. (more...)

Colby Minife, Daniel K. Isaac, Brian D. Coats, Blake DeLong, Larry Owens, and More Join Reading of RHINOCEROS, First Play In POLITICS OF THE ABSURD Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

Casting has been announced for Rhinoceros, the first play in the Politics of the Absurd reading series presented by Christopher Maring/ CM Stage Productions. Joining the reading will be Blake DeLong (Illyria; Othello; Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), Larry Owens (Gigantic, FAT CAMP, Grease at the MUNY), Colby Minife (Six Degrees of Separation, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Jessica Jones ) Daniel K. Isaac ( Billions , Search Party , Underland), Brian D. Coats (Jitney, Boardwalk Empire , The Merry Wives of Windsor), Deirdre Madigan (Sweat, Daredevil , Exit Strategy), and Natalie Walker (Puffs, Search Party , Clockwork). Rhinoceros, written by Eugene Ionesco and directed by Srda Vesiljevic (Dust Can't Kill Me, When I Started Dating Men), will take place at the Baruch Performing Arts Center on February 5, 6, and 7. (more...)

Photo Flash: Antaeus Tackles Harold Pinter's Dark Comedy THE HOTHOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

Chilling, sinister, thought-provoking and wickedly funny. Antaeus Theatre Companypresents a fully partner-cast production of Harold Pinter's seldom seen dark comedy, The Hothouse. Directed by Nike Doukas, The Hothouse opens on Jan. 25 and Jan. 26 (one opening for each cast), running through March 11 at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale. Low-priced previews begin on Jan. 18. (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Full Cast for CURTAINS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

As part of their 10th anniversary season Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the full cast for Stephen Bill's award-winning play Curtains. Lindsay Posner directs Leo Bill (Michael), Caroline Catz (Susan), Jonathan Coy (Geoffrey), Tim Dutton (Douglas), Wendy Nottingham (Margaret), Saskia Reeves (Katherine), Sandra Voe (Ida) and Marjorie Yates (Mrs Jackson). The production opens on Wednesday 28 February, with previews from Thursday 22 February, and runs until Saturday 17 March. (more...)

Politics of the Absurd Reading Series Featuring RHINOCEROS, THE TRIAL, and THE HOT HOUSE Set for this Spring at the Baruch Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

A new reading series, Politics of the Absurd, set to launch in February, will feature three classic absurdist comedies that strikingly resonate in the current political environment. (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez, Kristine Neilson, and More Lead Reading of THE TRIAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Casting has been announced for The Trial, the next play in the Politics of the Absurd reading series presented by Christopher Maring/ CM Stage Productions. Joining the reading will be Krysta Rodriguez (What We're Up Against, "Trial & Error", Spring Awakening), Mamoudou Athie ("The Get Down", Patti Cake$,), Brian Wiles ("Public Morals", "Turn"), Brian D. Coats (Jitney, "Boardwalk Empire"), John Rothman (Ghostbusters, "One Mississippi") Sam Breslin Wright ("Madame Secretary", The Beaver), and Tony nominee Kristine Neilson (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, You Can't Take it With You). The Trial, adapted by Steven Berkoff from the novel by Franz Kafka, and directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt (What We're Up Against, Dry Land), will take place at the Baruch Performing Arts Center on March 5, 6, and 7. (more...)

Philadelphia Theater Maker Lee Minora In Residency At The Wilma Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

The Wilma Theater is excited to announce Lee Minora in Residency in the latter half of its 2017-18 Season. A solo artist, comedian and current teaching artist at the Wilma, Minora will develop her second solo show White Feminist as a part of the three-month long residency. With White Feminist, Minora is exposing the ugly truth behind respectability politics, "leaning in', and self-serving feminist hypocrisy done all wrong. White Feminist will have its first public showing at the Wilma Theater as a part of The Hothouse Crush Series on March 24th, under the direction of Alice York, co-artistic director of Lightning Rod Special. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Presents COPENHAGEN By Michael Frayn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2017

Lantern Theater Company continues its 24th season with Michael Frayn's award-winning play Copenhagen. Considered the greatest play ever written about science and winner of two Tony Awards including Best Play, Frayn's riveting drama puts us in the heart of the greatest moral dilemma of the 20th century. Kittson O'Neill will make her Lantern directorial debut, working with cast members Charles McMahon, Sally Mercer, and Paul L. Nolan. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to attend opening night on Wednesday, January 17 at 7 p.m. A full schedule is included in the fact sheet below. (more...)

Ahmad Kamal, Michael John Casey, and More Announced to Star in Signature's 4,380 NIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

Signature Theatre is excited to announce the cast and creative team for the world premiere of 4,380 Nights by DC playwright Annalisa Dias. The production will be directed by Kathleen Akerley (Artistic Director of Longacre Lea) and will feature Ahmad Kamal (Woolly Mammoth's KISS) as Malik Essaid/El Hadj El Kaim, Michael John Casey (Shakespeare Theatre's Othello, Folger Theatre's Henry V) as Bud Abramson/Man, Rex Daugherty (Signature'sShakespeare's R&J) as Luke/Colonel Pelissier, and Lynette Rathnam (Ford Theatre's Death of a Salesman) as Woman (complete cast and creative team bios are below). 4,380 Nights will run from January 16 through February 18 in Signature Theatre's ARK Theatre. 4,380 Nights is Signature's submission to the 2018 Women's Voices Theater Festival. (more...)

Qui Nguyen and Lloyd Suh Among Playwrights for ASIAN AMERICAN MIXFEST at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company will present Asian American Mixfest, a series of free readings co-produced by playwrights Lloyd Suh and Qui Nguyen that will run Today, August 9 through Thursday, August 17 at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). (more...)

National Theatre, Royal Court Stars to Join Alan MacKenzie in SCRIBBLE at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Twenty-three performers who have performed with organisations and venues including the National Theatre and Royal Court in London, the English National Opera, National Theatre of Scotland, Citizens Theatre and Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre and Traverse Theatre will be taking to the stage to perform the supporting role during the month-long Festival Fringe run of Scribble, winner of the Assembly Roxy Theatre award, opposite Alan MacKenzie in the lead role of Ross. (more...)

Final Eight Performers Announced for SCRIBBLE at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The final eight performers who will take to the stage of the Assembly Roxy Theatre to perform the supporting role of Scribble for the last week of the Edinburgh Fringe have been announced. (more...)

Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ellie Bamber, and More Join Donmar Warehouse's THE LADY FROM THE SEA, Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announced full casting for Elinor Cook's new version of Ibsen's masterpiece The Lady from the Sea. As previously announced Nikki Amuka-Bird will play Ellida, and she is joined by Ellie Bamber, Jake Fairbrother, Jim Findley, Jonny Holden, Finbar Lynch, Tom McKay and Helena Wilson. (more...)

John Minnock to Continue EVERY DAY BLUES Next Month at the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Innovative vocalist John Minnock, known for modern twists on cabaret classics, is proud to continue his 'Every Day Blues' series at The Metropolitan Room, located at 34 West 22nd St., today, August 12th at 9:30pm. The evening will feature guest vocalist Lynda D'Amour and guest pianist Bill Duffy. (more...)

West End and Old Vic Actors Announced to Perform in SCRIBBLE at the Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Seven performers who collectively have appeared in London's West End and Old Vic, and worked with organisations including the BBC, National Theatre of Scotland, Stellar Quines and Oran Mor will be taking to the stage to perform the supporting role of Scribble. (more...)

Sam Shepard's SIMPATICO, Starring Michael Shannon, Finds Full Cast at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Buried secrets, blackmail, and false identities race onto the stage in this hard-driving tragicomedy about the slippery netherworld of thoroughbred racing from Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Sam Shepard. (more...)

French Stewart, Rob Nagle Lead Dark Comedy FOREVER BOUND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

Are we all savages? Sankalpa Productions presents the world premiere of a darkly funny literary thriller with a surprise twist. Ann Hearn Tobolowsky directs  Forever Bound by Steve Apostolina for a May 11 opening at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances continue through June 16. (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...)

The Lyric Stage Announces THE WIZ Cast And Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

A soulful retelling of L. Frank Baum's beloved The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wiz combines fairy-tale glamour with street smarts to make a classic fantasy sparkle for today.  And our directors and choreographer will bring a blast of New Orleans Creole magic to this production!  Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score, The Wiz ingeniously mixes rock, gospel, soul, and jazz, and features hits like 'Ease on Down the Road,' 'A Brand New Day,' and 'Home.' (more...)

Full Cast Announced for MTC's World Premiere of DAN CODY'S YACHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Dan Cody's Yacht, a new play written by Anthony Giardina and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes. Rehearsals for the production begin tomorrow, Tuesday, April 17. (more...)

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