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Theater of Others Takes New Look at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

Arguably Shakespeare's most popular work, A Midsummer Night's Dream, is in performance somewhere in the world every day of the year. A half-dozen productions have graced Bay Area stages in the past year alone. But leave it to Theater of Others to come up with a fresh and wildly entertaining look at this classic comedy. Director Alison Sacha Ross takes a multi-genre approach, where each group of characters - lovers, magical kingdom, rude mechanicals - play their scenes in a different theatrical style to advance the age-old story. (more...)

Reg Rogers to Lead New Translation of Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2017-18 season with An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, newly translated from the Norwegian by Paul Walsh, directed by James Bundy, October 6-October 28 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 12. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues their "Art of Hope" season with What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton. Marking the third Main Stage and fourth overall production of the company's 55th season, What the Butler Saw follows the Theatre's successful runs of The Bungler by Molie?re and Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, on the Main Stage and A Midsummer Night's Dream on the Outdoor Stage. (more...)

New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Due to an overwhelming demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations will extend for two additional weeks. Originally scheduled to close on October 8, the popular musical will now run through Sunday, October 22. (more...)

EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE to Open A Red Orchid Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

A Red Orchid Theatre opens its 2017-2018 Season with Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House, directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. (more...)

VIBRANT 2017 to Return for Ninth Consecutive Year at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Now in its ninth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre - the coalface of British Theatre - presents Vibrant 2017 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing, performing on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26 October 2017. (more...)

Capital Classics Theatre Company to Return to West Hartford Library with Shakespeare Book Club
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The Capital Classics Theatre Company returns to the Noah Webster Public Library in West Hartford for the fourth 'semester' of its popular Shakespeare Book Club. Join a passionate group of Shakespeare fans - of all ages - for eight months of group discussions of Shakespeare's earliest works. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to the Merchant's House this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

In December 1867, Charles Dickens arrives in New York City for a month of sold-out performances of his beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol.  (more...)

Cahoots Theatre and Obsidian Theatre present OTHER SIDE OF THE GAME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Set before the rise of Black Lives Matter, OTHER SIDE OF THE GAME is a time-spanning work that tells the story of silenced Black women who organize communities, protect loved ones, battle institutions, and live each day by a ride-or-die philosophy. This first-time partnership between Cahoots and Obsidian also marks the professional playwriting debut for Amanda Parris. (more...)

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...)

Arnie Burton and Matt McGrath to Lead Keen Company's LONELY PLANET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced that Steven Dietz's landmark play Lonely Planet would star Arnie Burton (The Government Inspector) and Matt McGrath (The Legend of Georgia McBride).  The design team will include Anshuman Bhatia (scenic), Jennifer Paar (costumes), Paul Hudson (lighting) and Bart Fasbender (sound).  (more...)

CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL to Bring Dangerous Seduction Back to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Following two sold-out runs in Los Angeles and a sold-out pop-up engagement in NYC, Cruel Intentions: The Musical, the stage adaptation of Roger Kumble's 1999 cult hit film, created by Jordan Ross, Lindsey Rosin and Roger Kumble, will return to New York for a limited engagement at (le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street) beginning Friday, November 17, 2017. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of Mike Bartlett's ALBION at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

It's England really, isn't it? A climate without cloud and rain isn't honest. (more...)

BWW Interview: Vanessa Morosco in WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 5, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues their 'Art of Hope' season with 'What the Butler Saw' by Joe Orton and directed by Paul Mullins. The show will be on the Madison stage from September 6 through October 1. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Vanessa Morosco who plays the part of Mrs. Prentice in the show. (more...)

Henry Christensen III Retires as Chairman of TFANA's Board
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the retirement of Henry Christensen III as Chairman of the Theatre's Board, a position he has held since 2012, due to health reasons. Theodore C. Rogers and Robert Buckholz will succeed Mr. Christensen as TFANA's Chairman and Vice Chairman, respectively. Mr. Christensen will continue as a member of the Board of Directors. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for James Graham's INK at Duke of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions and the Almeida Theatre today announce full casting for the West End transfer of Ink, written by James Graham (This House), which will play a limited season at the Duke of York's Theatre from 9 September, following a sold-out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

Caoilfhionn Dunne and More Join Gate Theatre's UK Premiere Of SUZY STORCK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

As she opens The Unknown Island, the inaugural production in her first season as Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Ellen McDougall today announces the full cast for Suzy Storck, directed by celebrated French director Jean-Pierre Baro, in his debut UK production. (more...)

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER Hits the Road for A 28 City North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The Hip Hop Nutcracker (www.hiphopnutcracker.com or #hiphopnutcracker), a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky's timeless music, hits the road this holiday season to 28 U.S. cities. The show premieres in Riverside, CA on November 9 and will play cities from coast to coast. Produced by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) with Executive Producer, Eva Price, and co-commissioned by the United Palace of Cultural Arts, The Hip Hop Nutcracker will feature Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop's founding fathers, opening the show in most cities with a short set before rapping the introduction. (more...)

Stan Ponte, Bonnie Comley Head Drama League Board
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The Drama League today announced the 2017-2018 Board of Directors Executive Committee. Longtime board members assuming new leadership roles are Stan Ponte, named President, along with Bonnie Comley, 1st Vice President, Kathy Henderson, 2nd Vice President, Susan Lang, 3rd Vice President, Anna May Feige, Secretary and Ken Wirth, Treasurer. (more...)

Replacing Legacy Payment Processors for Retailers: Crypto Improvement Fund, With Its Unique Model, Announces ICO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

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BWW Morning Brief September 21st, 2017: THE SHOW-OFF Begins Performances, LES MISERABLES Tour Launches, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE SHOW-OFF Begins Performances, SUMMER Cast Announced, and More! (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, September 21- Happy Birthday, Billy Porter!
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2017

Billy Porter won a Tony Award for his performance as Lola in Kinky Boots. His other Broadway credits include Shuffle Along, Miss Saigon, Five Guys Named Moe, Grease, and Smokey Joe's Caf . Off-Broadway, (more...)

Happy Birthday! Billy Porter Re-Releases First Album to Celebrate 20th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Today is Billy Porter's birthday and also the 20th Anniversary of his first album, BILLY PORTER: UNTITLED (on A&M Records). To celebrate both, he's re-releasing the album today, in a special 20th Anniversary Edition available for free on SoundCloud. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

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Playmakers Rep's Vivienne Benesch Receives SDCF's 2017 Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) announces that Vivienne Benesch, of Playmakers Repertory Theater (Chapel Hill, NC), is the recipient of the 2017 Zelda Fichandler Award. (more...)

Adapted HAMLET Gets Staged Reading with Deirdre O'Connell and Peter Francis James
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Award winning actors Deirdre O'Connell (Circle Mirror Transformation) and Peter Francis James (Stuff Happens) appeared in a new 90 minute adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet at The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory. (more...)

Tori Keenan-Zelt's New Play SEPH Coming to American Theatre of Actors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Do you want to grow things or kill things? As a teenage goddess, Seph lives in her family's in-between. With her mom, she makes grass grow and flowers bloom. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Fetes All-Female 2017-18 Writing Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

With its 2017-2018 Writing Fellowship, The Playwrights Realm is proud to grant a career-propelling honor to four tremendously talented playwrights exhibiting drive and commitment to the form. (more...)

HIP HOP NUTCRACKER to Bring Twist on Tchaikovsky Classic to the Fox; Tickets on Sale Friday!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The Hip Hop Nutcracker (www.hiphopnutcracker.com), a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky's timeless music, hits the road this holiday season to 28 U.S. cities. (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Opens Season with IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) opens its 2017-18 season with Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Jean Randich will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from October 5th through October 15 th, 2017. For tickets and information, please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Emmy Nominee Polly Draper and More to Star in 20TH CENTURY BLUES Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Producer Lida Orzeck and Executive Producer Eva Price have announced the cast of the New York premiere of the new play, 20TH CENTURY BLUES, from Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winner and two-time OBIE Award-winning playwright Susan Miller (MY LEFT BREAST). (more...)

Broadway and West End to Dim Lights In Memory of Peter Hall this Friday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award winning creator, producer and theatrical innovator Peter Hall, who passed away on Monday, September 11th at age 86. (more...)

Alexander Hanson Joins the English Language World Premiere of THE LIE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announced that Alexander Hanson joins the company of The Lie playing the husband of his real-life spouse Samantha Bond. Hanson replaces James Dreyfus who has regretfully had to withdraw from the production on medical advice. (more...)

Are You In or Are You Out? Tickets on Sale for CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

As previously announced, following two sold-out runs in Los Angeles and a sold-out pop-up engagement in NYC, Cruel Intentions: The Musical, the stage adaptation of Roger Kumble's 1999 cult hit film, created by Jordan Ross, Lindsey Rosin and Roger Kumble, will return to New York for a limited engagement at (le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street) beginning Friday, November 17, 2017. (more...)

John Lithgow to Bring the Magic of Storytelling to Broadway This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Staci Levine, has announced the Broadway return of beloved stage and screen star John Lithgow in John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, directed by Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, WAITING FOR GODOT and More Set for Tennessee Shakespeare Company's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre and education organization, today announced its Tenth Anniversary Performance and Education Season. (more...)

Former National Theatre Director Sir Peter Hall Passes Away at 86
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The National Theatre is deeply saddened to announce the death of its former Director, Sir Peter Hall, one of the great names in British theatre. (more...)

Steamy ANTONY & CLEOPATRA to Open Folger Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Folger Theatre launches its 2017/18 season of power, passion, and politics with William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra. (more...)

JIMMY AND CAROLYN Starts This Week at Queens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

A friendly reminder! JIMMY AND CAROLYN begins performances on Friday, September 15, 2017 and runs through Sunday, October 1, 2017 in the theatre's studio space located at the New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. (more...)

Suranne Jones and Jason Watkins to Star in New West End Production of Bryony Lavery's FROZEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster, Scott & Bailey) and Jason Watkins (Line of Duty, Taboo, W1A) will star in Frozen, Bryony Lavery's Award-Winning play. (more...)

AUDIO: Billy Porter Unveils 'Carefully Taught The Remixes'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Tony- and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter releases 'Carefully Taught The Remixes' (Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway) available now on all digital platforms and streaming via digital subscription services. Download/Stream 'Carefully Taught - The Remixes' HERE, or click below to listen! (more...)

Billy Porter Is Making No Apologies for Getting Political on the Road
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Billy Porter is not Lola. That is is message that the politically opinionated Tony winner is trying to spread in his hometown. Porter, who just performed a concert at Pittsburgh's Hartwood Acres, has just written a piece explaining some of his 'offensive' comments onstage. Porter writes: (more...)

Olivia Vadnais and Reed Allen Worth Will Skate Into Pittsburgh CLO in XANADU; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast of the Pittsburgh premiere of XANADU, October 12-December 17 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Announces Middle Voice Show THE PARLOUR, 2017 Initiatives
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced its 2017/2018 Fellowships, commissions, and more, as well as their Fall 2017 Middle Voice workshop production, furthering their commitment to support emerging artists in unique ways. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company Presents THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

The Pioneer Theatre Company production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will begin performances on September 15, 2017 and continue through September 30, 2017. The Tony Award-winning play by Simon Stephens is adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel and directed by PTC Artistic Director Karen Azenberg. (more...)

Karin Coonrod's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE to Kick Off Peak Performances' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Peak Performances will kick off its 2017-18 season-which consists entirely of works by women-with a visionary production of The Merchant of Venice from director Karin Coonrod and her Compagnia de' Colombari. (more...)

Catrin Aaron to Lead Major Revival of THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE at Theatr Clwyd; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey, today announced the full cast for a major revival of Jim Cartwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS Celebrates 30 Years at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts's production of Shear Madness, the uproarious whodunit that holds the Guiness world record as the longest-running play in America, celebrates 30 years of hair-raising hilarity as it resumes performances tonight, August 29, in the Kennedy Center Theater Lab. (more...)

Casting Announced for Queens Theatre's JIMMY AND CAROLYN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Queens Theatre has announced casting for the world premiere production of JIMMY AND CAROLYN, written by James Andrew Walsh and directed by Brooke Ciardelli. The cast features Brad Bradley (James), Lisa Harrow (Carolyn), Luis Carlos de La Lombana (William), and Sam Tsoutsouvas (Jimmy). (more...)

VIDEO: APPROPRIATE Comes to Westport Country Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2017

"Appropriate," the 2014 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, from August 15 through September 2. The story of family secrets is written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. (more...)

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