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Zak Orth and Peter Francis James Complete Cast of HILLARY AND CLINTON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Zak Orth and Peter Francis James will complete the cast of Hillary and Clinton, the highly anticipated new play by Tony Award nominee Lucas Hnath, joining the previously announced Tony and Emmy Award winners Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow. (more...)

TFANA Presents Peter Brook And Marie-Hélène Estienne's THE PRISONER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents the New York Premiere of C.I.C.T. - Theatre du Bouffes du Nord's The Prisoner, continuing Peter Brook's 40-year-long collaboration with playwright/director Marie-Helene Estienne.   (more...)

Giles, Baum, Weinhold And More Join PICT's THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2018

Martin Giles, Karen Baum, Jordon Ross Weinhold and more join the cast of PICT Classic Theatre's upcoming production of The Old Curiosity Shop. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For The World Première Of APPROACHING EMPTY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Kiln Theatre, Tamasha and Live Theatre today announce the full cast for the world premiere of Ishy Din's Approaching Empty in a first-time creative collaboration for the three companies. Pooja Ghai directs Kammy Darweish (Mansha), Rina Fatania (Sameena), Karan Gill (Shazad), Nicholas Khan (Raf), Nicholas Prasad (Sully) and Maanuv Thiara (Tany). The production opens at Kiln Theatre on 14 January, with previews from 9 January, and runs until 2 February. Following performances at Kiln Theatre, the production tours to Live Theatre, Newcastle; Tron Theatre, Glasgow; Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh; Derby Theatre; Belgrade Theatre, Coventry; Curve, Leicester; Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch, and Coliseum Theatre, Oldham. (more...)

Review Roundup: HENRY V at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Henry V is the first Shakespeare production, and the second play overall, in Hartford Stage's 55-year history to be staged in the round. In addition to Grush, the ensemble cast - comprised of half men and half women - features Karen Aldridge as Exeter, Miles Anderson as Pistol, Kate Forbes as the Constable of France and Burgundy, Peter Francis James as the Chorus and Sir Thomas Erpingham, Felicity Jones Latta as the Archbishop of Canterbury, Nym and Alice, and Baron Vaughn as Fluellen and Mistress Quickly. Hartford Stage Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Williamson will helm the production, which marks her Shakespeare directorial debut for the Tony Award-winning theatre. (more...)

Orlando Shakes Opens The Door For The 2017 Tony Nominee, A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

Lucas Hnath's A Doll's House, Part 2 produced by Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF runs from January 2 - February 3, 2019. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Comes to Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, directed by Adam L. Sussman, November 14 - December 2, 2018 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre. (more...)

Billy Porter Cast in Tiffany Haddish's LIMITED PARTNERS
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Billy Porter has been cast in the film 'Limited Partners' starring Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne, according to Variety. (more...)

Shakespeare Uncovered Concludes with Six New Stories Behind Shakespeare's Greatest Plays, Continuing 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

The fascinating history behind Shakespeare's greatest plays continues with a third series of Shakespeare Uncovered, premiering Fridays, October 12-26 on PBS (check local listings) and streaming the following day at pbs.org/shakespeareuncovered and on PBS apps. The ambitious series concludes with celebrated new hosts Helen Hunt, F. Murray Abraham, Romola Garai, Brian Cox, Simon Russell Beale and Sir Antony Sher, who seamlessly weave their personal passions with history, biography, iconic performances and new analysis to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare's famous works. The final season investigates “Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Merchant of Venice,” “Measure for Measure,” “Julius Caesar,” “The Winter's Tale” and “Richard III.”  (more...)

THE MOORS Brings Migration Issues To The Bard's Black Characters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

'The Moors', a thought-provoking new play from Two Gents Productions, created in association with Tara Arts, will premiere on 7 November 2018 at Tara Theatre, London. The play promises to be an engaging and inclusive theatre experience for audiences throughout its three week run up to 24 November. (more...)

Judy Kuhn and More Will Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's Revival Of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces principal company for its major revival of one of the world's most-beloved musicals of all time, Fiddler on the Roof, in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. Joining the previously announced Andy Nyman (Tevye) is Judy Kuhn as Golde, with Harriet Bunton (Hodel), Dermot Canavan (Lazar Wolf), Stewart Clarke (Perchik), Matt Corner (Fyedka), Joshua Gannon (Motel), Louise Gold (Yente), Kirsty MacLaren (Chava) and Molly Osborne (Tzeitel). (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals For HENRY V at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Check out rehearsal photos for Henry V at Hartford Stage below! (more...)

Pop-Up Globe Announces Final Extension
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

The creators of Pop-up Globe and Live Nation today announced a final extension of two weeks after critical acclaim and unprecedented popular demand. Final tickets for the additional performances will be released at 12 noon AEDT today, Friday 12 October, with Pop-up Globe closing on 16 December and no other extension possible. (more...)

Michael Stuhlbarg, Austin Smith, Among Initial Cast of SOCRATES at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

The Public Theater announced initial casting today for the world premiere of SOCRATES, written by acclaimed actor, director, and writer Tim Blake Nelson. Directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, the powerful new play will begin with a Free First Preview performance on Tuesday, April 2 and run through Sunday, May 19 with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 16. (more...)

George Street Playhouse Announces Casting For A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

The hit comedy A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath, nominated for eight Tony Awards during its 2017 Broadway run, will premiere at George Street Playhouse's current venue, 103 College Farm Road in New Brunswick, NJ, featuring Kellie Overbey (Broadway's The Coast of Utopia) in the leading role of Nora Helmer. (more...)

United Solo Offers Master Classes With Anne Bogart, Professors Of UCLA, Juilliard, and Allan Corduner From MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

United Solo will host a Master Class with Anne Bogart, internationally acclaimed director, author, and Head of the MFA in Directing Program at Columbia University. This Master Class is a unique opportunity to work with a legendary theatre artist. It will take place on November 5, 2018 from 6pm-8pm at Theatre Row in New York City. (more...)

Declan Bennett And Bronté Barbé Lead The Cast In Off-Broadway Hit Musical STRIKING 12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Ben Lockwood, Rupert Henderson and Oliver Kaderbhai today announce the full cast for the hit Off-Broadway musical Striking 12 from Tony Award-winning Rachel Sheinkin and musical duo Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda. Oliver Kaderbhai directs Declan Bennett (Brendan), Bronte Barbe (The Match Girl), Danielle Kassarate (Narrator), with Kate Robson-Stuart and Leon Scott completing the cast. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Match Girl, Striking 12 will open at the Union Theatre on 3 December, with previews from 28 November and runs until 23 December. (more...)

ROSENBAUM'S RESCUE Comes To Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

Casting has been announced for Rosenbaum's Rescue, the World Premiere play exploring the true story of how over 7,000 Danish Jews managed to escape the Nazi occupation in 1943. Starring Olivier Award-winner David Bamber, Neil McCaul, Dorothea Myer-Bennett and Julia Swift, the production unearths new accounts behind one of history's most compelling mysteries. Directed by Kate Fahy and written by A. Bodin Saphir, the official press night at Park Theatre will be Tuesday 15 Jan, 7pm. (more...)

Production Wraps On Coming Of Age Teen Comedy THIS IS THE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

Production has officially wrapped in Alabama on the coming-of-age teen comedy “This is the Year” starring breakout actor Lorenzo Henrie (“Fear the Walking Dead”) and Gregg Sulkin (Marvel's “Runaways,” “Faking It”). David Henrie (“Wizards of Waverly Place,” “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2”) is directing the film and wrote the screenplay with Bug Hall, Pepe Portillo and Sienna Aquilinni. (more...)

BWW Review: A MERCHANT OF VENICE Undersells Shakespeare's Comedy in Austin, TX.
by Amy Tarver - Nov 27, 2018

Tackling the roles in The Merchant of Venice, proved to be no easy task for the students at The University of Texas. The heart of the show is a story of prejudice, social standing and ultimately redemption. A young Venetian, Bassanio needs money desperately to woo wealthy heiress Portia into marriage. Asking his friend Antonio for the funds, Antonio in turn borrows money from a local Jewish lender named Shylock. Apart of their contract (with a bit of dark humor), the loan must be repaid in three months or Shylock may exact a pound of flesh from Antonio. Spoilers, he doesn't repay the loan in time and chaos ensues between Shylock and our gentlemen. With many suitors vying for Portia's attention, a tricky quest of caskets is the obstacle to her hand. Other characters intertwine themselves in marriage on both sides of the prejudice further complicating Shylock's relationship with her daughter, escalating her desperation and feelings of betrayal. Adding a modern interpretation to Bassanio and Antonio's friendship into lovers and elevating Portia to reality star status - UT put forth a one of a kind exposition of this classic story. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 11/26: CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY Begins, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Nov 26, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Celebrity Autobiography begins, and more! (more...)

BWW Interview: John Keabler in THE WINTERS TALE at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 26, 2018

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's concludes its 56th season with its sixth and final Main Stage production, 'The Winter's Tale.' Last seen at The Shakespeare Theatre in 2008, Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte directs this new production. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing John Keabler who plays Polixenes in this festive, holiday show. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, November 26- Happy Birthday, Christopher Fitzgerald!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 26, 2018

Today we're wishing a happy birthday to Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Hawaii Award; Diamond Head's DISNEY'S NEWSIES Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Hawaii Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Al Pacino Will Play The Title Role in New Movie Adaptation of KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2018

After years of rumors, Al Pacino will be taking on the role of King Lear! An upcoming film adaptation of the Shakespearean play will begin shooting next year, with Pacino in the title role, according to The Guardian. (more...)

Khalid Abdalla, Fisayo Akinade and More Will Star in the World Premiere Of SHIPWRECK At Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2018

Anne Washburn (The Twilight Zone, Mr Burns) returns to the Almeida with a sinister and sensational new play, directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold. (more...)

Britta Johnson's LIFE AFTER to Hold Industry Readings Featuring Mamie Parris & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

The Old Globe in association with Yonge Street Theatricals will present a by-invitation-only industry reading of the new musical Life After on Thursday, December 6 at 2:00 p.m. and Friday, December 7 at Noon at Ripley Grier Studios in New York City. The reading will help the creative team prepare for the musical's upcoming American premiere this winter at The Old Globe in San Diego, where it will run from March 22 to April 28, 2019.  (more...)

Casting Announced For JEANNIE at the Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

A 1930s comedy for Christmas, Jeannie by rediscovered female playwright Aimee Stuart will open at the Finborough Theatre for a four-week limited season on Tuesday, 27 November 2018 (Press Nights: Thursday, 29 November and Friday, 30 November 2018 at 7.30pm). (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Porter Talks to Wendy Williams About Marriage, Coming Out and AMERICAN HORROR STORY
by Stage Tube - Nov 2, 2018

Billy Porter was a guest on 'The Wendy Williams Show' on Thursday November 1st. During his interview, Porter dishes about his role on 'American Horror Story' and 'Pose'. Billy goes on to talk  about coming out to his family and reveals why he wrote an op-ed about being sexually abused when he was younger. He also explains why he and his husband only had a 16 day engagement. (more...)

BATCO Presents ONE GOOGOL AND ONE by Aidaa Peerzada this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

The Bay Area Theatre Company opens One Googol and One by Aidaa Peerzada on Friday  December 7 (preview Dec. 6th) running through December 22 2018 at Brava Theater Center. One Googol and One is a play about historical injustices and how each of our stories from the past shape our modern identities. Set in different times and places the production takes on various mediums of dialogue through contemporary verse (spoken word), classical verse, and naturalistic dialogue. (more...)


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Pop-up Globe's Epic Festival Of Shakespeare Is In Its Final Four Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2018

Sydney's most popular new theatre will close its doors in just four weeks. The Pop-up Globe ends its Sydney season on 16 December and no further extension is possible. (more...)

Tony Winning Broadway Producer Jerry Frankel Dies
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2018

Broadway producer Jerry Frankel passed away this morning, Saturday, November 17, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Orlando Shakes' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF's production of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and adapted by Jim Helsinger runs from November 28 - December 30, 2018. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announced First Three Productions of 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Hampstead Theatre has announced the first three productions of 2019. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 13, 2018
by - Nov 13, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Begins This Week At Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, directed by Adam L. Sussman, November 14 - December 2, 2018 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre. (more...)

Actor Douglas Rain, Stratford Pioneer And Voice Of 2001's HAL, Dies At 90
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2018

The Stratford Festival lost one of its pioneers today. Douglas Rain died of natural causes early this morning at the age of 90 at St. Marys Memorial Hospital, just outside of Stratford, Ontario, the city in which he established his career, becoming one of the world's great classical actors. (more...)

Cast Announced For Mike Barltett's SNOWFLAKE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Cast announced for triple Oliver Award-winner Mike Bartlett's brand new play SNOWFLAKE this Christmas at Oxford's Old Fire Station, featuring: (more...)

Emerging Directors Helm Two Vital Strindberg Adaptations In Repertory At Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

Classic Stage Company devotes the beginning of 2019 to the timeless emotional and social resonance of August Strindberg, with new productions of two acclaimed adaptations-Yael Farber's Mies Julie and Conor McPherson's new version of The Dance of Death-presented in repertory. (more...)

Adrian Lester, Katy Sullivan, Emily Barber and Jack Hunter Cast in Hampstead Theatre's COST OF LIVING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Martyna Majok's Cost of Living receives its highly anticipated UK Premiere at Hampstead Theatre - making it the 100th premiere since Edward Hall and Greg Ripley-Duggan took charge in 2010. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for Berberian Sound Studio conceived for the stage by Joel Horwood and Tom Scutt. Joining the previously announced Tom Brooke, Enzo Cilenti and Tom Espiner are Eugenia Caruso, Sidney Kean, Lore Lixenberg, Luke Pasqualino, Lara Rossi, Beatrice Scirocchi and Hemi Yeroham. (more...)

UK Tour Of Ian Rankin And Rona Munro's REBUS LONG SHADOWS Extends Into 2019
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

Daniel Schumann, Lee Dean and Cambridge Arts Theatre in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre today announce an extension to the successful UK tour of Rebus: Long Shadows due to public demand. The production written exclusively for the stage by author of the original novels, Ian Rankin and playwright Rona Munro toured from September to November 2018, and in 2019 will tour to a further five cities - Glasgow from 29 January, then visiting Cardiff, Cambridge and Newcastle, before completing its run in Bath on 9 March. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BWW Hawaii Awards; DISNEY'S NEWSIES Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Hawaii Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Announces Full Cast For METAMORPHOSES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Metamorphoses. This co-production with the Guthrie Theater is led by nationally and internationally renowned writer and director Mary Zimmerman. (more...)

Austrian Stage Presents The American Premiere of CANNED MEAT 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Austrian Stage presented the US and English-language premiere of Canned Meat, a staged reading of this funny, touching Austrian drama.  The performance featured Tony Award Nominee Xanthe Elbrick, alongside Teresa Avia Lim, William DeMeritt and Vince Nappo.  (more...)

Cast Announced for STC's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019. (more...)

The Seymour Centre Unleashes A Bold 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

The Seymour Centre has unveiled their incredible line-up of productions for 2019, with a diverse program of world premieres and critically-acclaimed works. (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Hawaii Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Hawaii Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Casting Announced For RSC 2019 Season: AS YOU LIKE IT, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, and MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

The collaborative, cross-cast company is announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) productions of As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew and Measure for Measure, playing in a newly reconfigured Royal Shakespeare Theatre next summer. All three productions will then tour in repertoire for the first time to six regional theatres in 2019 and 2020. The actors will each appear in two of the three plays performed as part of the Summer 2019 repertoire. Design for all three productions is by Stephen Brimson Lewis, Director of Design for the Royal Shakespeare Company. (more...)

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