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46th Street Theatre (New York, NY)
226 W.46th St.

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From the acclaimed Theatre for a New Audience, the first U.S. theatre to be invited to the Royal Shakespeare Company, comes Shakespeare's tragicomedy following command runs Off-Broadway and in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Starring Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham in his riveting portrayal of Shylock, and directed by Darko Tresnjak (former Artistic Director, Old Globe), the play has been arousing controversies for centuries with raucous and gentle comedy, tender poetry, and its struggle with mercy and justice. In this riveting update, religion, race and sexuality collide with love, family and justice and the currency of society and humanity has never been so changeable.

Monkey Baa Presents The World Premiere Of JOSEPHINE WANTS TO DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

Monkey Baa, the award-winning theatre company for young people, is proud to present the world premiere of Josephine Wants to Dance, a new Australian play based on the celebrated picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. (more...)

NJT is 'Really New' For its 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

As the New Jewish Theatre closes out the first season of our third decade, it's time to make a few changes. So the upcoming 2018-19 Season includes many things that are NEW for the New Jewish Theatre. This includes a new season where four of the five shows are regional premieres which have only been performed a handful of times. Three of the five are comedies. (more...)

The little OPERA theatre of ny In Collaboration With New Vintage Baroque Presents The New York City Premiere Of Johann Adolph Hasse's PIRAMO E TISBE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

The little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY), in collaboration with New York based period ensemble New Vintage Baroque,presents the New York City Premiere of Piramo e Tisbe at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC, from March 22-25, 2018, with performances on Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are $35 and are available at Based upon the story of Pyramus and Thisbe from Ovid's Metamorphoses with a libretto by Marco Coltellini, Piramo e Tisbe is byJohann Adolph Hasse, a pivotal opera composer of the 18th Century celebrated for his sweet and tender melodies. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. (more...)

Michelle Beck and More Lead THE WANDERERS a the Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

The Old Globe's 2017-2018 Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team for the Globe-commissioned world premiere of Anna Ziegler's new American play The Wanderers, directed by Barry Edelstein, the Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director. The Wanderers will run April 6 - May 6, 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 April 6-12. Opening night is Friday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak to Direct Atlantic Theater Co's THIS AIN'T NO DISCO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

Atlantic Theater Company s proud to announce that Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak will stage the world premiere of This Ain't No Disco, a new musical from Stephen Trask and Peter Yanowitz. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak To Step Down As Artistic Director of Hartford Stage in June 2019
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

Darko Tresnjak will step down as Hartford Stage's Artistic Director at the conclusion of the 2018-19 season. Tresnjak has served as the Tony Award-winning theatre's artistic leader since 2011. A national search will be conducted to find his replacement. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll & More Take on Chekhov in New Trailer For THE SEAGULL
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

Check out the official trailer for Sony Pictures Classics' film adaptation of Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL, set to be released in May 2018. The film is directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer and adapted for the screen by Tony winner Stephen Karam. The Seagull is fresh and modern and as relevant now as when it was first produced in 1903 Russia. It is the story of eight people, all of whom are fatally in love with the wrong person. (more...)

UK Premiere From Radical German Playwright Rolf Hochhuth Comes to Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

The UK and English language premiere of Death of a Hunter opens at the Finborough Theatre on Sunday, 1 April 2018 for nine Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees including a performance in German on Tuesday, 10 April 2018 (Press Night: Monday, 2 April 2018 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Actors Rachel Botchan And Rachel Pickup Weigh In On Upcoming Reading Of New Michael Raver Play
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

Actors Rachel Botchan and Rachel Pickup are set to perform a reading of Michael Raver's stirring new play, Quiet Electricity as part of Emerging Artists Theatre's New Work Series on March 6th at Tada Theatre. Melissa Rain Anderson directs. (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...)

Full Casting Announced For WET's Production Of THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

Washington Ensemble Theatre has announced full casting for the Seattle premiere of The Nether, Jennifer Haley's award-winning play that asks: What responsibility do humans have for one another as we dive deeper and deeper into a technology-centered world? Featuring a stellar cast, including Pilar O'Connell as Morris and James Weidman as Sims/Papa, The Nether is part crime drama, part haunting sci-fi thriller about a futuristic and disturbing virtual wonderland that provides sensory immersion devoid of consequence for its users. WET's lead producer and casting director Bobbin Ramsey directs this thoughtful and unsettling tale that amplifies the ways anonymity allows a human being to be someone (or something) else behind a literal and metaphorical pane of glass. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Presents INK'D Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, is pleased to present the lineup for their annual INK'D Festival of New Plays. (more...)

BWW Review: Problematic MERCHANT OF VENICE from Seattle Shakes
by Jay Irwin - Mar 24, 2018

Seattle Shakespeare Company has never been one to shy away from a challenge and with their current production of "The Merchant of Venice" they certainly seem to have a challenge on their hands. As I see it they have one challenge they can, and hopefully will overcome as the production continues, the pace of the show, and one challenge inherit to the piece that they can never defeat but only embrace, the overt antisemitism. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents CRIMES OF THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

The Theatre Group at SBCC concludes the 17/18 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, CRIMES OF THE HEART by Beth Henley. (more...)

Cast And Creative Team Announces World Premiere Of THE WANDERERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Esther and Schmuli are shy young Orthodox Jews embarking on an arranged marriage, despite barely knowing each other. Abe and Julia are high-profile celebrities embarking on a dangerously flirtatious correspondence, despite being married to other people. On the surface, the lives of these two couples couldn't be more different. But Anna Ziegler's funny, insightful, and mysterious new drama explores the hidden connections between seemingly disparate people, drawing audiences into an intriguing puzzle and a deeply sympathetic look at modern love. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of AGNES COLANDER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

Production images have just been released for the world premiere of Harley Granville Barker's Agnes Colander, revised by Richard Nelson. Check them out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Seattle Shakespeare Presents THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

The wealthy heiress Portia is forced to set her suitors a challenge for her hand in marriage. In order to woo her, Bassanio finances his plan with money borrowed from his friend Antonio. All would be fine except Antonio has taken out a loan from the moneylender Shylock on the assurance that his ships will make it back to the city. They don't, and Shylock demands repayment with a pound of Antonio's flesh. (more...)

The Folio Is Female: Great Women Of Shakespeare - FREE At Bryant Park Picnics
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Bryant Park Picnics (BPP), the newly-renamed summer performing arts series from Bryant Park Corporation, will kick off its 2018 season in Bryant Park on Monday, April 23 with The Folio Is Female: Great Women of Shakespeare, a combination 454th birthday party that celebrates the dynamic female leads of Shakespeare's plays. BPP welcomes back one of New York's most beloved theater companies, The Drilling Company, renowned for their Shakespeare in the Parking Lot series, for this re-examination of the roles of Shakespeare's women in monologues and scenes. (more...)

Sh*t-faced Shakespeare Presents THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

The multi sell-out fringe phenomenon is back in London for 2018 with two new shows kicking off with The Merchant of Venice (18th April - 2nd June). Critically lauded (and occasionally lambasted), Magnificent Bastard Productions return to the Leicester Square Theatre with a duo of Shakespeare classics served up with their signature shit-faced twist. With familiar faces alongside new performers, cast members include storytelling comedian and actor Will Seaward, the booming voice behind cult comedy hit Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories, as well as Rob Smythson, one of the founding members of Bullshit London's nonsensical city tours. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces casting for DESCRIBE THE NIGHT on the Main Stage and THE PHLEBOTOMIST Downstairs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

In 1920, the Russian writer Isaac Babel reports on a Red Cavalry campaign in Poland. In 1936, Stalin's NKVD chief Nicolai Yezhov unleashes the Great Purge. In 1989, a mysterious KGB agent spying on a woman in Dresden falls in love. In 2010, an aircraft carrying most of the Polish government crashes near the Russian city of Smolensk… (more...)

All Aboard the Hogwarts Express! Meet the Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 16, 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is ready to il-lumos-nate your mind, tug at your dragon heart strings, and most importantly, welcome you back home to Hogwarts as it begins previews tonight. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Photo Flash: OLD FOOLS Opens Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Tonight marks the opening of the world premiere of Old Fools by Tristan Bernays, a surprising, touching and often humorous tale about a couple, one of whom is living with Alzheimer's, and their enduring efforts to hold their relationship together through the years. (more...)

It's Loverly! Meet the Cast of MY FAIR LADY- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 15, 2018

Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady is officially in previews! Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Nashville Shakes' 30th Anniversary Celebration Continues with 'Pop-UpRight' Shakespeare
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 14, 2018

All of Nashville is a stage - or will be at some point - as Nashville Shakespeare Festival's celebration of its 30th anniversary continues at venues both expected and unexpected during the coming months. (more...)

The Irish Are Coming To Shakespeare Theatre Company in WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) will host Druid, Ireland's most celebrated theatre company, and their critically acclaimed production of Waiting for Godot. Directed by Tony Award-winner Garry Hynes, Druid's production of Samuel Beckett's absurd, anarchic masterpiece will make its regional premiere at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street, NW) from April 17 through May 20, 2018 before it travels on to Chicago. (more...)

TFANA Announces Full Cast and Creative Team of THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) announces the full cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's tragicomedy The Winter's Tale, directed by OBIE Award-winner Arin Arbus. The production plays March 13-April 15, 2018, at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place), TFANA's home in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Harley Granville Barker's AGNES COLANDER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

Full casting is today announced for the world premiere of Harley Granville Barker's Agnes Colander, edited by Richard Nelson. This newly discovered play will be directed by multi-award winning director Trevor Nunn and runs at the Ustinov Studio from Thursday 15 March to Saturday 14 April, with opening night for press on Wednesday 21 March. (more...)

BWW Review: A Lackluster Script Spoils THE GRADUATE at Dundalk Community Theatre
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Feb 26, 2018

Ben's character may be a phony pastiche, and Elaine's a confusing cypher, but in Elaine's mother Mrs. Robinson, novelist Charles Webb struck gold. Bored, lecherous, alcoholic, deeply dishonest, vengeful, and possessed of a twisted motherly loyalty, she is real and vital and scary as hell. Dyana Neal's Mrs. Robinson is pretty much perfect. She has the intimidating stare, the commanding manner, the resolute lack of curiosity about any aspect of the world aside from sex, tobacco, and alcohol, the maternal protectiveness, all down pat. If Anne Bancroft is looking down from heaven, she probably approves. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at FROST/NIXON at Sheffield Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

'To leave office before my term is completed is abhorrent to every instinct in my body. I have never been a quitter.' (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For Summer 2018 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

Shakespeare's Globe announces full casting for its 2018 tour, directed by Brendan O'Hea. From 7 May, a company of eight actors will embark on a national and international tour of Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice, beginning and ending at The Globe. In the spirit of Shakespearean tradition, the company will allow the audience to decide which of the three plays they would like to see, with a voting mechanism to be determined over the course of rehearsals. (more...)

Seattle Shakespeare Company Announces THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

In The Merchant of Venice, a diverse and vibrant city comes alive in Shakespeare's interconnected tales of friendship, love, family, business, inequality, and intolerance. Desdemona Chiang directs the play for Seattle Shakespeare Company which runs March 20 -April 15, 2018 at the Center Theatre at the Seattle Center. (more...)

The Acting Company Presents William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) presents William Shakespeare's beloved comedy, Twelfth Night, directed by Tony nominee Maria Aitken (The 39 Steps) with a dynamic cast of The Acting Company alumni and ensemble members of Delaware's Resident Ensemble Players (REP). When her ship is wrecked, Viola washes ashore in the unfamiliar land of Illyria and embarks on a journey to find her lost brother. Brimming with music, love and longing, Shakespeare's enchanting play transports audiences to a world of comedic mayhem, mistaken identity and unrequited passion. This co-production with the Resident Ensemble Players comes to Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn), May 10-27. (more...)

TFANA Announces TFANA Talks In Connection With THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) announces four TFANA Talks in connection with its new, critically lauded production of William Shakespeare's tragicomedy The Winter's Tale, directed by OBIE Award-winner Arin Arbus. These free post-performance discussions take placeat Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place), TFANA's home in the Brooklyn Cultural District, where The Winter's Tale runs through April 15 (more...)

Marion Ross Brings MY DAYS HAPPY AND OTHERWISE to the Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

The Old Globe will present a free, one-night-only event to celebrate the debut of a new book by legendary Globe Associate Artist Marion Ross  titled My Days Happy and Otherwise. This evening of storytelling with Ms. Ross and Associate Artistic Director Eric Keen-Louie will take place on Monday, April 16, at 7:00 p.m., on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage of the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. My Days Happy and Otherwise, by Ms. Ross with David Laurell, and a foreword by Ron Howard, will be available for purchase after the event, and Ms. Ross will be available to sign copies. (more...)

GYPSY IN MY SOUL Starring Irina Maleeva To Premiere At SEEfest
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

Don't miss the chance to see the live performance of Irina Maleeva, the celebrated 1970's ingenue of Fellini's Satyricon, Spirits of the Dead/Toby Dammit and Roma, and the co-star of Orson Welles' The Merchant of Venice. The show, part of the 2018 South East European Film Festival in Los Angeles, will play on Friday, April 6th, from 7:30 -10:30 PM at the WACO Theater, 5144 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Bay Street Theater Announces Cast And Creative Team For The World Premiere Of FELLOW TRAVELERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of FELLOW TRAVELERS, a new play by Jack Canfora, directed by Michael Wilson. The production will run as the first show in Bay Street Theater's 2018 Mainstage Season, from May 29 - June 17, 2018. Single tickets are on sale now, and tickets are also still available as part of a Mainstage Subscription. To purchase tickets and subscriptions, call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or purchase online at (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 Old Globe Announces Cast and Creative of A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The Old Globe's 2017-2018 Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team for the Southern California debut of A Thousand Splendid Suns, Ursula Rani Sarma's sweeping and deeply moving theatrical production based on the best-selling book by Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 22, 2018
by - Apr 22, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Yale Rep Presents KISS By Guillermo Calderón
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

???????Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents KISS by Guillermo Calderon, directed by Evan Yionoulis, April 27-May 19, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, May 3. (more...)

Allan Corduner To Teach A Master Class For United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

United Solo Offers a New Master Class With Internationally Acclaimed Actor Allan Corduner, Currently Starring in "My Fair Lady" on Broadway This class with Allan Corduner, taking place on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 5:30pm, will provide an opportunity to explore voice technique for stage, screen, and voiceover. Participants will learn the basics of preparing for auditions, developing a character, and exploring vocal possibilities for audiobooks, radio, podcasts, and interviews. (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 And NT Live Screening Announced For KING LEAR With Ian McKellen In The Title Role
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Further casting is announced for the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of Shakespeare's King Lear, directed by Jonathan Munby, which will run at the Duke of York's Theatre in London for 100 performances only from 11th July to 3rd November 2018. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Of New Jersey to Present TARTUFFE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey begins its 56th season with its first Main Stage production, Tartuffe. Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte will direct this masterful French comedy that hasn't been seen on STNJ's stage since 2001. Renowned translator Richard Wilbur brings Moliere's witty words to brilliant life for English-speaking audiences. Veteran company member Brent Harris will play the title role and will be joined by STNJ favorites Patrick Toon and Victoria Mack, as well as two-time Tony Award nominee, Vivian Reed. Performances begin May 16. (more...)

The Drilling Company Brings Shakespeare Back to Bryant Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

The Drilling Company, led by director/producer Hamilton Clancy, returns for their fifth summer season at Bryant Park. Best known for their Shakespeare in the Parking Lot performance series (now entering its 24th season), The Drilling Company brings three of The Bard's best-known plays to the park this summer: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, and Macbeth. (more...)

BFA Acting Program At Pace University's School Of Performing Arts Debuts New Work With Alumnus And Emerging Writer, Keelay Gipson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

The BFA Acting program in the School of Performing Arts at Pace University has produced a new work with alumnus and emerging writer, Keelay Gipson. (more...)

FROZEN Starring Suranne Jones Enters Final Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

Bryony Lavery's critically acclaimed play Frozen, starring Suranne Jones (Save Me, Doctor Foster, Scott & Bailey), Nina Sosanya (W1A, Last Tango in Halifax) and Jason Watkins (Line of Duty, Taboo, W1A), will end its scheduled run at Theatre Royal Haymarket on Saturday 5 May 2018. (more...)

Cast Announced For Tomorrow At Noon Three New One-Act Plays
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

???????Jermyn Street Theatre has announced casting for Tomorrow at Noon, a programme of three new plays by Jenny Ayres, Emma Harding, and Morna Young, each of which reacts to one of Coward's Tonight at 8.30 plays, and responds to it in a contemporary voice. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Presents TWO JEWS WALK INTO A WAR...
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

New Repertory Theatre presents Two Jews Walk into a War…, April 28-May 20, 2018 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $37-$67 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting Student, senior, and group discounts are available. (more...)

Hook & Eye Theater Presents World Premiere Of SHE-SHE-SHE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Hook & Eye Theater is proud to present the world premiere of She-She-She, a vibrant new devised play with writing by Cynthia Babak that centers on six women whose lives intertwine across generations against the backdrop of one great mountain. Directed by Chad Lindsey, She-She-She is inspired by the real-life friendship between Eleanor Roosevelt and leading black activist Pauli Murray. (more...)

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