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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.


VIDEO: Constantine Maroulis and Diana DeGarmo Lead JEKYLL & HYDE at North Shore Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at North Shore Music Theatre's production of JEKYLL & HYDE starring Constantine Maroulis and Diana DeGarmo. Under the direction of Broadway's original Dr. JekyllMr. Hyde, Robert Cuccioli, JEKYLL & HYDE plays thru October 7, 2018.  (more...)

World Premiere Of DIALEKTIKON Comes To Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Ex Nihilo Theatre Group in association with Park Theatre are proud to present the World Premiere of Dialektikon by Jacky Ivimy. DIALEKTIKON is a deliciously dark 'down-the-rabbit-hole' tale of a young woman on a journey to find herself, her courage and hope for a world in danger. The production runs from 6th - 29th December. Press night is on Monday 10th December at 7pm. (more...)

Shaw's Sharp Look At Love And War -- ARMS AND THE MAN Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

George Bernard Shaw's recipe for fun mixes smarts with silliness and adds just a dash of morality. Arms and the Man takes center stage at Seattle Shakespeare Company helmed by David Armstrong, former artistic director of the 5th Avenue Theatre. Arms and the Man previews October 23-25, opens October 26 and runs through November 18 at the Center Theatre at the Seattle Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: Constantine Maroulis and Diana DeGarmo Lead JEKYLL & HYDE at North Shore Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at North Shore Music Theatre's production of JEKYLL & HYDE starring Constantine Maroulis and Diana DeGarmo. Under the direction of Broadway's original Dr. JekyllMr. Hyde, Robert Cuccioli, JEKYLL & HYDE plays thru October 7, 2018.  (more...)

Theatre Bay Area Announces 2018 TBA Awards Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Theatre Bay Area, the third-largest regional theatre service organization in North America, announced the finalists for the 2018 TBA Awards. The fifth annual TBA Awards Celebration will be held on Monday, Nov. 5 at the Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco). Tickets for the public go on sale Friday, September 28, 2018, through City Box Office. (more...)

CVRep Opens Season With HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel. The play is a funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Begins Performances Tonight At Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award in 2016, launches its 80th milestone season with The Color Purple, directed by Tony Award-winner John Doyle. The Color Purple is the Tony Award-winning musical revival based upon the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture with a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. Cast members from the 2015 Broadway revival lead the Paper Mill Playhouse company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act - Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost - National Tour, Rent - Regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear Me, Shrek the Musical - National Tour) as Sofia. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Sheffield Theatres And Out Of Joint's Co-Production Of CLOSE QUARTERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Sheffield Theatres and Out of Joint today announce the full cast for their co-production of the world premiere of Kate Bowen's Close Quarters. Kate Wasserberg directs Ruby Barker (Private Sarah Findlay), Bradley Banton (Sergent Adeyemi), Chloe-Ann Tylor (Private Alison Cormack), Dylan Wood (Lance Corporal Brian Armstrong), Sophie Melville (Private Clare Davies) and Kathryn O'Reilly (Captain Anna Sands). The production opens on 29 October, with previews from 25 October, and runs until 10 November. (more...)

Second Performances Added For 2018-19 Essential Series Engagements
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Due to popular demand, second performances have been added for Private Peaceful, Songs of Freedom, and Teatro Linea de Sombra's Amarillo. Tickets and subscriptions for Essential Series performances are available at texasperformingarts.org. (more...)

The Hopkins Center Hosts U.S. Premiere of the Stratford Festival COROLANIUS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

This fall, the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College launches a partnership with North America's preeminent Shakespeare company, the Stratford Festival, involving the US premiere of historic and critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare's Coriolanus, directed by genre-defying theatermaker Robert Lepage.   (more...)

Cast Announced For Olivier Award-Winner Giles Terera's Workshop Performance of THE MEANING OF ZONG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Hamilton's Olivier Award-winning actor Giles Terera will present his new play The Meaning of Zong on Bristol Old Vic's stage this Thursday (11 Oct) for a one-night-only workshop performance. The piece examines the massacre aboard the slave ship Zong in 1781 and the repercussions of these events, which influenced the growing abolition movement in the UK. This rehearsed reading will be followed by a free post-show talk with Giles Terera, Tom Morris and the cast. (more...)

Collier County Students Took Part In A Reimagined Presentation Of ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

A fresh retelling of "Romeo and Juliet" recently came to life in a collaborative production presented by Gulfshore Playhouse and The Naples Philharmonic. More than 3,000 students from the Collier County Public School District attended the "Starcrossed" production written and directed by Gulfshore Playhouse Director of Education, Hester Kamin (more...)

Full Casting Announced For THE NIGHTINGALES World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Jenny Topper and Theatre Royal Bath Productions today announce full casting for the world premiere of The Nightingales which will see Steven Pacey, Stefan Adegbola, Sarah Earnshaw, Philip McGinley and Mary Stockley join previously announced BAFTA Award-winning television star and writer Ruth Jones in her highly anticipated return to the stage. The production, directed by RSC Associate Artist Christopher Luscombe and written by William Gaminara, will run at Theatre Royal Bath from Wednesday 31 October to Saturday 10 November, with opening night for press on Wednesday 7 November. The Nightingales will then tour to Cambridge, Cardiff, Chichester and Malvern prior to a West End transfer, with venue and dates to be announced. (more...)

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...)

Cozy Up For The Holiday Classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL At Orlando Shakes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 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...)

American Shakespeare Center Announces Titles To Be Accepted For Year 3 Of The Shakespeare's New Contemporaries Project
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

American Shakespeare Center (ASC) today announces that it will accept companion plays to six Shakespeare titles for its third year of submissions to the Shakespeare's New Contemporaries (SNC) project. The titles are All's Well That Ends Well, Henry V, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado about Nothing, Titus Andronicus, and Twelfth Night. (more...)

Less Than Six Weeks Until The West End Transfer Of Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

To celebrate less than six weeks until the West End transfer, an exclusive trailer for Tennessee Williams' intoxicating and rarely staged classic, Summer and Smoke, has been released. (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...)

Collier County Students Took Part In A Reimagined Presentation Of ROMEO AND JULIET Performed By Gulfshore Playhouse And The Naples Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

A fresh retelling of 'Romeo and Juliet' recently came to life in a collaborative production presented by Gulfshore Playhouse and The Naples Philharmonic. More than 3,000 students from the Collier County Public School District attended the 'Starcrossed' production written and directed by Gulfshore Playhouse Director of Education, Hester Kamin. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tim McMullan Talks ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
by Rona Kelly - Oct 10, 2018

Having played Sir Toby Belch in the National Theatre's Twelfth Night last year, Tim McMullan returns to the Olivier for another Shakespeare play: Antony and Cleopatra. Taking on the role of Enobarbus, he shares the challenges and rewards of playing this character in this particular space and time. (more...)

Review Roundup: Constantine Maroulis and Diana DeGarmo Lead JEKYLL & HYDE at North Shore Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

North Shore Music Theatre's production of JEKYLL & HYDE starring Constantine Maroulis and Diana DeGarmo is now on stage. Under the direction of Broadway's original Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, Robert Cuccioli, JEKYLL & HYDE plays thru October 7, 2018. (more...)

Teatro Vista Announces Full AMERICAN JORNALERO Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

American Jornalero, a Chicago premiere by Ed Cardona Jr. about a group of Latinx immigrant day laborers who are confronted by self-styled America First vigilantes, is Teatro Vista's official entry in DESTINOS, the 2nd Chicago Latino International Theatre Festival. (more...)

Jim Byk And Shane Marshall Brown Open New Theatrical Publicity Office, The Press Room
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Veteran Broadway press agents Jim Byk and Shane Marshall Brown have created The Press Room, a new theatrical and entertainment publicity office now open in New York City. Founders Byk and Brown are joined by publicist Kelly Guiod, who serves as Vice President for the company. (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...)

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...)

Voting Continues For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Hawaii Awards; NEWSIES Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Nov 19, 2018

Voting continues for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Hawaii Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to 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...)

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...)

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