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Casting Announced for Haven Theatre's FEAR AND MISERY OF THE THIRD REICH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Haven Theatre has announced casting for Bertolt Brecht's unsettling and unflinching drama FEAR AND MISERY OF THE THIRD REICH, translated by Eric Bentley and directed by Artistic Director Josh Sobel. (more...)

Rob Riley, William Dick, Deanna Dunagan, Mary Beth Fisher and More to Star in BLIND DATE at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev go head-to-head in Blind Date, a new play by Rogelio Martinez directed by Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls. Today, Falls announced his cast for the world-premiere production, which features as characters some of the figures who shaped the political landscapes of the 1980s and beyond. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for UNCLE VANYA at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

The Old Globe's 2017 2018 Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team for Anton Chekhov's masterpiece Uncle Vanya, which has received a Globe-commissioned world premiere translation from Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, andLarissa Volokhonsky. Richard Nelson (Illyria, The Gabriel Plays, Tony Award winner for Best Book of a Musical for James Joyce's The Dead) also directs. Uncle Vanya will run February 10 March 11, 2018 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets start at $30.00 and are on sale to the general public now. Previews run February 10 14. Opening night is Thursday, February 15 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Irish National Opera Launches in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Ireland's opera stars have held global audiences spellbound in recent years to create a golden age of Irish singing. Their artistry is set to propel Irish National Opera throughout its inaugural season and beyond. The bold new enterprise, to be launched with a gala concert at Dublin's National Concert Hall on 9 January 2018, trains the spotlight on world-class Irish singers, orchestras, conductors, directors, and creative teams. The company offers a striking blend of the energy of a modern start-up with the best of operatic tradition. Irish National Opera will present seven operas in its first year, five of them new productions, and tour to thirteen venues in Ireland and London's Barbican Centre. (more...)

Immersive SOUTHERN GOTHIC Invites Audience Into 1960s Cocktail Party
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Windy City Playhouse announces an expansion in programming with a world-premiere immersive theatrical production, 'Southern Gothic,' premiering February 7, 2017 in an open-ended engagement. (more...)

Virgina Stage Company presents Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Virginia Stage Company opens the new year with Jane Austen's most popular literary novel, Pride and Prejudice. Directed by Virginia Stage Company Producing Artistic Director, Tom Quaintance, Pride and Prejudice will sweep you away with its witty, fast-paced exploration of expectations that has become the template for modern romance. Fans of the novel will be thrilled with this faithful adaptation of the story. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mint Theater Company presents New York Revival of HINDLE WAKES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Mint Theater (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director) will present a rare revival -the first in 95 years! - of Stanley Houghton's Hindle Wakes. Performances will continue through February 17th only, at the Clurman Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is set for January 18th. (more...)

Rip-Roaring Comedy Featuring Tony Nominee to Open At Florida Rep!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre's 20th anniversary season continues with Alan Ayckbourn's farce about matrimonial discord, How the Other Half Loves, featuring Tony Award nominee and Broadway and screen veteran, Paxton Whitehead. (more...)

Everyday Inferno Theatre Company Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Everyday Inferno Theatre Company is delighted to announce the projected lineup of productions and developmental collaborations for their 2018 season, which launches this month with the fifth annual If on a Winter's Night, an evening of staged readings directed by women and connected by the season's theme, Going Home . (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for The Old Globe's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

The Old Globe's 2017 2018 Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team of a top-notch revival of Oscar Wilde's endlessly entertaining comedy The Importance of Being Earnest. Maria Aitken will direct the Globe's handsome production of this timeless world classic an unmissable opportunity to see what the London Telegraph calls the most perfect comedy in the English language. The Importance of Being Earnest will run January 27 March 4, 2018 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets start at $30.00 and are on sale now to the general public. Previews run January 27 31. Opening night is Thursday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Stephen Spinella Will Lead Berkeley Rep's ANGELS IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Tony Kushner's Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika. (more...)

Casting Announced for Finborough Theatre's 150th Anniversary Play CYRIL'S SUCCESS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

During 2018, the Finborough Theatre celebrates 150 years of the Finborough Theatre building with an anniversary selection of the best plays from 1868. The FINBOROUGH150 series opens with the first London production since 1890 of Cyril's Success by playwright and local resident Henry J. Byron playing for nine Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 4 February 2018 (Press Night: Monday, 5 February 2018 at 7.30pm). (more...)

LIFE COULD BE A DREAM Is Hale Theatre's Spring Special Engagement Show!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert revives the good old days of rock 'n' roll with the rollicking jukebox musical Life Could Be A Dream. Delight and hum along to the '60s mega-hits Fools Fall in Love, Tears on My Pillow, Runaround Sue, Stay Just a Little Bit Longer, Unchained Melody, The Glory of Love, and as the DJs used to say on the radio, many, many more. The toe-tapping doo-wop musical starts January 16th and runs through April 17th, playing Mondays and Tuesdays with select Wednesday shows. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents Brian McDonald Starring in BUYER & CELLAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Rubicon Theatre Company presents the outrageously funny, critically-acclaimed comedy Buyer & Cellar by Jonathan Tolins. The production is directed by Ovation Award-winner Stephanie A. Coltrin and stars award-winning actor and Rubicon's Associate Artistic Director Brian McDonald. Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, Tolins' one-man, tour-de-force is described by the N.Y. Times as a seriously funny slice of absurdist whimsy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Winner of the 2013 Drama Desk Award for Best Play, this Off-Broadway sensation follows a struggling actor named Alex who winds up working for an unnamed show-business legend in her Malibu basement mall. An unlikely friendship develops between the two from which Alex learns profound lessons about himself. (more...)

Victory Gardens Names 2018 Next Generation Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater announces Jess McLeod and Aaron Todd Douglas as the 2018 Next Generation Fellows. Beginning in February 2018, the Next Generation Fellowship will provide comprehensive mentorship, requisite training, and experience for these future leaders of color, preparing them to helm arts institutions or departments on the national and local level. The program is made possible by a generous grant from The Field Foundation of Illinois. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Old Globe presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Maria Aitken will direct the Globe's handsome production of this timeless world classic-an unmissable opportunity to see what the London Telegraph calls 'the most perfect comedy in the English language.' The Importance of Being Earnest will run January 27 - March 4, 2018 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets start at $30.00 and are on sale now to the general public. Previews run January 27-31. Opening night is Thursday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

THE LIGHTNING THIEF's Peter LaPrade Makes Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Peter LaPrade (Off-Broadway's The Lightning Thief) in Little Boy Blue on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 11:30pm.In his premiere solo performance, New York theatre newcomer Peter LaPrade brings a healthy dose of blues and rock & roll to Broadway's supper club. A one-night-only engagement, LaPrade sings the songs that have shaped him, pays homage to those artists, and explores how growing up on Bruce Springsteen & Janis Joplin actually led him to sing showtunes. (more...)

Cast Announced For MAGIC THE PLAY at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

Magic and politics collide in a new all-rhyming, underscored play at Theatre Row this February. Magic the Play is written and produced by Yaakov Bressler and Christopher Erlendson, with incidental music by co-producer and Music Director Kelly Catlin. The trio credit their success to the support of Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), an organization which helps producers navigate the business of theater. (more...)

First Broadway Revival of TRAVESTIES, Starring Tom Hollander, Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company - in association with Chocolate Factory Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions - has announced the full cast joining Tom Hollander in the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards; Stage Right Leads Theatre of the Year!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 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...)

Jayne Houdyshell to Star in JC Lee's RELEVANCE at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

MCC Theater today announced that Tony Award winner and MCC alum Jayne Houdyshell (The Humans; A Doll's House, Part 2; Coraline at MCC Theater) will star in the World Premiere production of Relevance, written by JC Lee ('How to Get Away With Murder,' 'Looking') with direction by Tony Award nominee Liesl Tommy (Eclipsed). (more...)


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Casting Announced for BOOBY'S BAY at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2017

First seen in Vibrant A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, the world premiere of a first play by Cornish playwright Henry Darke, Booby's Bay opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 30 January 2018. (more...)

Santino Fontana and Special Guest Jessica Fontana to Perform at Aventura Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2017

The City of Aventura's Broadway Concert Series presents two of New York's hottest stars when Santino Fontana with special guest Jessica Fontana take the stage on Wednesday, January 10 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 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...)

Walnut Street Theatre Continues its 209th Anniversary Season With THE HUMANS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 209th season with Stephen Karam's Tony Award-winning play, THE HUMANS. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Bernard Havard, the play, which was the recipient of over 20 Best Play Awards in 2016, begins previews on January 16th, opens on January 24th, and runs through March 4th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Performances Begin This Week For Mint Theater Revival Of HINDLE WAKES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

Mint Theater (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director) will present a rare revival -the first in 95 years! - of Stanley Houghton's Hindle Wakes. Performances will begin this Saturday, December 23rd and continue through February 17th only, at the Clurman Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is set for January 18th. (more...)

Pascale Armand, Molly Camp and More Announced for MCC's RELEVANCE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) today announced the complete cast for the third show of its 2017-18 season: the World Premiere of Relevance, written by JC Lee ( How to Get Away With Murder, Looking ) with direction by Tony Award nominee Liesl Tommy (Eclipsed). (more...)

Photo Flash: PERICLES WET Makes World Premiere with Portland Shakes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2017

Portland Shakespeare Project presents the world premiere of Pericles Wet, by Portland playwright Ellen Margolis. Commissioned by Portland Shakes, Pericles Wet is a masterful adaptation of William Shakespeare's Pericles directed by Michael Mendelson. The show will run from December 1 to December 17 on Artists Rep's Alder Stage. (more...)

Hale Theatre Is Starting The New Year With A Good Laugh
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert kicks off the new year with the uproarious comedy See How They Run. The classic Brit-com features over-the-top mistaken identities, an escaped Russian spy, a Cockney maid, a straight-laced bishop, a blonde American actress who is married to a vicar, a snooty parishioner who is a scold, and an old friend of the actress who is now in the army. Shenanigans and riotous chaos ensue when four of the characters assume clergymen's attire, including the Russian spy. The arrival of the stately bishop doesn't calm things down but further leads to mirthful gossip, danger and mishaps, climaxing into an absolute all-out laugh-riot. (more...)

BWW Review: freeFall Theatre Presents THE LITTLE PRINCE
by Peter Nason - Dec 18, 2017

It has much to offer, but is it too slow and talky for younger audiences? (more...)

Dates Announced For AN IDEAL HUSBAND, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and THE SELFISH GIANT at the Vaudeville
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

Classic Spring announces production dates for An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest and The Selfish Giant. (more...)

Meet the Royal Company of FARINELLI AND THE KING, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 17, 2017

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, opens tonight, December 17, 2017 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). The production plays a strictly limited engagement for 16 weeks only through Sunday, March 25, 2018. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch a trailer for the show! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 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...)

Immersive SOUTHERN GOTHIC Invites Audience Into 1960s Cocktail Party
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Windy City Playhouse announces an expansion in programming with a world-premiere immersive theatrical production, Southern Gothic, premiering February 7, 2017 in an open-ended engagement. Written by Leslie Liautaud and directed by David H. Bell, Southern Gothic gives audiences the opportunity to be a fly on the wall at a cocktail party in Ashford, Georgia in the 1960s where four couples gather together to celebrate a birthday. (more...)

Primal Forces Announces GLAAD Winner Communion
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Primal Forces (www.primalforces.com) explores today's cultural divide with the provocative play, Communion by Daniel MacIvor. The GLAAD-winning production features a lesbian psychiatrist, an alcoholic and her evangelical daughter who form a tense triangle. MacIvor's examination of women in modern-day society stars Jacqueline Laggy, Kim Ostrenko and Jenna Wyatt and is directed by Keith Garsson. Communion opens January 24, 2018 at Empire Stage. (more...)

Cast Announced for Winter Run of THE DIVIDE at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Written as a 'narrative for voices' by Alan Ayckbourn and brought to The Old Vic stage by Old Vic Baylis Director Annabel Bolton following its premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival, The Divide unfolds in a dystopian society of repression and seething insurrection. (more...)

Conor McPherson's THE WEIR Announces Exclusive Scottish Dates
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

English Touring Theatre presents the touring production of Conor McPherson's Olivier Award-winning play The Weir, co-produced with Mercury Theatre Colchester, with exclusive Scottish dates at King's Theatre Edinburgh, Tue 20 to Sat 24 Feb 2018. (more...)

Casting Announced for IMAGINATIONSHIP at Finborough Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Originally seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant 2017 A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, the world premiere of Imaginationship by Sue Healy runs at the Finborough Theatre, playingSunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 7 January 2018 (Press Night:Monday, 8 January 2018 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Allan Corduner, Jordan Donica & Linda Mugleston Join MY FAIR LADY on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andr Bishop) has announced that Allan Corduner will play Colonel Pickering, Jordan Donica will play Freddy Eynsford-Hill, and Linda Mugleston will play Mrs. Pearce, in its upcoming production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY, directed by Bartlett Sher. They join Lauren Ambrose (as Eliza Doolittle), Harry Hadden-Paton (as Henry Higgins), Norbert Leo Butz (as Alfred P. Doolittle), and Diana Rigg (as Mrs. Higgins) to head the cast of 37 in this new production of the most beloved musical of all time, beginning performances Thursday, March 15 and opening on Thursday, April 19 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

New York Premiere! Sarah Rothenberg's 'A Proust Sonata' at FIAF
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

The French Institute Alliance Fran aise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, and Da Camera of Houston Productions present the New York Premiere of A Proust Sonata, Wednesday through Friday, January 10 12 at 7:30pm in FIAF's Florence Gould Hall. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards; HAIRSPRAY Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; BORN YESTERDAY Leads Best Play!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 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...)

BWW Interview: Olivia Jacobs Talks WILDE CREATURES
by Nicole Ackman - Dec 1, 2017

Olivia Jacobs is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Tall Stories, a registered charity internationally recognised for their high-quality family theatre. Olivia has directed shows in the West End, on Broadway, and at the Sydney Opera House, including multiple tours of The Gruffalo. This year, the company celebrates their 20th anniversary and presents a new show called Wilde Creatures that combines several of Oscar Wilde's fairy stories as part of Dominic Dromgoole's year-long Oscar Wilde celebration at the Vaudeville Theatre. (more...)

Kerry Ellis To Star In THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Kerry Ellis will star as Gwendolen, her first non-singing role, in the 2018 UK tour of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford, Courtyard Theatre Hereford, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Belfast Grand Opera House, Theatre Royal Bath and Manchester Opera House. Hannah Louise Howell will play Gwendolen at all other venues. They will be joined by Geoff Aymer, Louise Coulthard, Thomas Howes, Peter Sandys-Clarke and Simon Shackleton, playing Chasuble, Cecily, Algernon, Jack and Lane/Merriman respectively. (more...)

Kitchen Theatre Reveals Surprise Entertainment for its Upcoming Holiday Party
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Kitchen Theatre Company has let the elf out of the bag!! The surprise entertainment at this year's Holiday Party and Fundraiser will be a special reading of David Sedaris's The SantaLand Diaries by Kitchen Theatre favorite actor Karl Gregory. The party will include festive eats and wonderful local wine and beer. It's happening for two nights only: December 13 & 14 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

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