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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.


Mark Anderson, Julie Atherton, Sanne den Besten and More to Join Original Stars in THE GRINNING MAN at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

Full casting has been announced for the critically acclaimed production of The Grinning Man, directed by Tony award-winning Tom Morris (War Horse) and based on the classic Victor Hugo (Les Mis rables) novel, The Man Who Laughs, which opens at the Trafalgar Studios on 6 December. (more...)

Philip Bird, Emmet Byrne, and More to Star in CELL MATES at Hampstead Theatre; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

Hampstead Theatre presents Simon Gray's deftly funny play Cell Mates which has been unperformed since 1995. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Current And Captivating, Bell Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Shines A Spotlight On Racism And Hypocrisy.
by Jade Kops - Oct 28, 2017

Reinterpreting William Shakespeare's 16th Century classic for a modern generation that seeks tolerance and acceptance, Anne-Louise Sarks (Director) presents a more balanced portrayal of The Merchant of Venice. (more...)

Ellen Margolis' PERICLES WET Makes World Premiere this December at Portland Shakes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 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. (more...)

TFANA Launches 2017-18 Season with Physical Theater Double-Bill
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) begins its 2017-18 season with Marcel + The Art of Laughter, a double bill of comic one-acts featuring renowned physical theatre artists Jos Houben and Marcello Magni, whom the Guardian has deemed 'two of contemporary theatre's greatest clowns.' (more...)

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre to Honor Ron Nakahara, Andrea Louie, and Edward Sakamoto at Annual Gala Dinner
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (Tisa Chang, Artistic Producing Director) will host a one-night only special event celebrating the upcoming season with the 2017 Arts & Action Gala Dinner on Thursday evening, November 9, 2017 at The Golden Unicorn Restaurant in Chinatown (18 East Broadway at Catherine Street). (more...)

HOME IMPROVEMENT's Patricia Richardson Completes Cast of CRUEL INTENTIONS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Cruel Intentions: The Musical has turned the 90s nostalgia level up to eleven. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company to Premiere New Musical TOUCHTONES This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

Arden Theatre Company continues their 30th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere musical TOUCHTONES, with story by Michael Hollinger and Robert Maggio, book and lyrics by Hollinger and music by Maggio. (more...)

Sony Pictures Classic Picks Up Michael Mayer's and Stephen Karam's THE SEAGULL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the film adaptation of Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL, as reported by Deadline. The film is directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer and adapted for the screen by Tony winner Stephen Karam. (more...)

A DOLL'S HOUSE Opens At Classic Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Set in 1950's America with a Mad Men flair, The Classic Theatre's production of A Doll's House written by Henrik Ibsen in 1879, is the modern tragedy that changed theatre forever. It opened the door to realism. So explosive was the message, that a marriage was not sacrosanct, that a man's authority in his home should not go unchallenged, and that the prime duty of anyone was to find out who he or she really is and to become that person, that the play shocked audiences then and still resonates with them today. Sometimes the perfectly presented family and home are not what they seem Sometimes finding your home means finding yourself first. (more...)

FULL CAST ANNOUNCED FOR RAPUNZEL - THEATRE ROYAL STRATFORD EAST'S PANTOMIME FOR 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

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We Happy Few to Present THE DOG IN THE MANGER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

We Happy Few productions, named by the DCist as one of the Best Small Theatre Companies of 2015, will bring a masterpiece from the Spanish Golden Age to life this fall: Lope De Vega's THE DOG IN THE MANGER. (more...)

Lauren Zakrin, Constantine Rousouli and Carrie St. Louis to Seduce Audiences in CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL at (le) Poisson Rouge
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 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 - has announced the cast for its ten-week engagement at (le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street) this fall. (more...)

BWW Interview: In-Depth with Michael Michetti, Man of the Hour
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 19, 2017

Director Michael Michetti is the man of the hour. He has directed some of LA's most compelling productions and, for the past fifteen years, helped The Theatre @ Boston Court become one of the premier theatres for new and innovative work. He currently has a trio of shows on his directing calendar that all explore important and relevant issues to today's audience, regardless of when they were written. (more...)

The Shakespeare Project Of Chicago Announces 2017-18 Theatrical Reading Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago announces the lineup for its 2017-18 Theatrical Reading Season, featuring two beloved Shakespearean comedies, one of his rarely seen tragedies and a work by Shakespeare's contemporary Thomas Middleton. (more...)

LONELY PLANET, Starring Arnie Burton & Matt McGrath, Opens Tonight at Keen Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Steven Dietz's landmark play Lonely Planet, directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverman (The Tempramentals) and starring Arnie Burton (The Government Inspector) and Matt McGrath (The Legend of Georgia McBride) opens tonight, October 19th, for a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street), continuing through November 18th. (more...)

Jose Martinez and Larica Schnell to Play Star Cross'd Lovers in ROMEO AND JULIET at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. (more...)

Sherlock Holmes Play, THE WHALE & More Are Coming to Theatre Royal Bath in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Theatre Royal Bath today announces its programme for spring 2018, which will include three new in-house productions. Known for celebrating UK premieres of both new writing and forgotten gems, the Ustinov Studio will present two plays in the spring. (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED to Play Unicorn Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Sidonie Garrett, is coming to the Unicorn Theatre this fall. (more...)

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER Tour to Hit United Palace, NJPAC & Kings Theatre for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky's timeless music, is set to return to the New York and New Jersey area this holiday season. (more...)

BST Presents Christopher Marlowe's Classic Dark Tale DOCTOR FAUSTUS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2017

Brave Spirits Theatre updates the classic tale of a man who sells his soul to the devil to explore ambition and power from a woman's point-of-view. In her quest to get everything she's ever wanted, Joan Faustus pays the ultimate price: her soul. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Joins Jordan Harrison's LOG CABIN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Playwrights Horizons announced today that stage and screen star Jesse Tyler Ferguson ('Modern Family,' Fully Committed, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) has joined the cast of LOG CABIN, the world premiere of a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison (Marjorie Prime, Maple and Vine, Doris to Darlene at Playwrights; 'Orange Is the New Black'). (more...)

Art and Politics Will Collide in Rubicon's TAKING SIDES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company (RTC) opens the company's 2017-2018 20th Anniversary Season with a provocative and gripping drama based on the story of German conductor and composer Wilhelm Furtw ngler, who remained in Germany after Hitler's rise to power and was later accused of being a Nazi sympathizer. (more...)

SPEECH & DEBATE to Make Non-Equity Chicago Debut at Brown Paper Box Co.; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Following their Jeff Award Recommended run of They're Playing Our Song, Brown Paper Box Co. concludes their 2017/2018 season with the non-Equity Chicago debut of Tony Award winner Stephen Karam's Speech & Debate. BPBCo. Board President David Lipschutz* helms the timely dark comedy at The Edge Theater (5451 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660). (more...)

Pan Asian Rep to Host 2017 Arts & Action Gala Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre will host a one-night only special event celebrating the upcoming season with the 2017 Arts & Action Gala Dinner on Thursday evening, November 9, 2017 at The Golden Unicorn Restaurant in Chinatown (18 East Broadway at Catherine Street). (more...)

THE SANTALAND DIARIES Kicks Off Live Theater at Drafthouse Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

In the interest of alt-holiday hilarity, Drafthouse Comedy Theater proudly presents The SantaLand Diaries by best-selling humorist David Sedaris, adapted by acclaimed theater director Joe Montello. (more...)

We Happy Few to Present THE DOG IN THE MANGER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

We Happy Few productions, named by the DCist as one of the Best Small Theatre Companies of 2015, will bring a masterpiece from the Spanish Golden Age to life this fall: Lope De Vega's THE DOG IN THE MANGER. (more...)

Michael Urie-Led HAMLET Finds Full Cast at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) announces the cast and creative team for Hamlet, directed by STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn and featuring acclaimed actor Michael Urie as the tortured Danish prince. Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedy will run January 16-February 25, 2018 at Sidney Harman Hall. (more...)

CT Rep presents OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage the Tony Award-nominated and Olivier Award-winning play, Our Country's Good , by Timberlake Wertenbaker. CRT Artistic Director Michael Bradford will direct. Performances will be held in the Nafe Katter Theatre from November 30th through December 10th, 2017. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

THE SANTALAND DIARIES to Kick Off Live Theatre at Drafthouse Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

In the interest of alt-holiday hilarity, Drafthouse Comedy Theater presents The SantaLand Diaries by best-selling humorist David Sedaris, adapted by acclaimed theater director Joe Montello. (more...)

David Serero to Star in THE JEW OF MALTA For One Night Only Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

THE JEW OF MALTA by Marlowe, starring David Serero as Barabas, to be performed in New York for a one night only! (more...)

LONELY PLANET, Starring Arnie Burton & Matt McGrath, Enters Final Weeks Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

A friendly reminder that this month is your last chance to see Steven Dietz's landmark play Lonely Planet, directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverman (The Tempramentals) and starring Arnie Burton (The Government Inspector) and Matt McGrath (The Legend of Georgia McBride). (more...)

Bertie Carvel, Alex Kingston and Ruby Bentall Announced For Northcott 50th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Exeter Northcott Theatre is today celebrating its 50th anniversary. (more...)

From Shakespeare to JUNK: A History of Drama and Finance
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 2, 2017

Ayad Akhtar's new play, JUNK, explodes onto Broadway this season, bringing with it an important conversation about the history of our current corporate economic dilemma and how we got here. (more...)

Capitalism Onstage! Meet the Full Company of JUNK, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Nov 2, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater presents Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes, opening tonight, November 2, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare Brings Two New Shows To Leicester Square Theatre For 2018
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The smash-hit, internationally acclaimed, award-winning, multi sell-out fringe phenomenon is back in London for 2018 with two new shows: The Merchant of Venice (18th April 2nd June) followed by Romeo and Juliet (20th June 1st September). 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 which could see a stumbling Shylock and a plastered pair of star-crossed lovers. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Phoenix Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 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...)

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER To Feature Hip Hop Pioneer KURTIS BLOW At The Palace December 5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Presented by CAPA, the Lincoln Theatre Association, and the King Arts Complex, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a contemporary re-imagining of Tchaikovsky's timeless music performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ, and an electric violinist. Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop's founding fathers, will kick off the show with a short set and then rap the introduction. (more...)

Ben Edelman, Andrew Garman, Jessica Hecht and More to Star in Joshua Harmon's ADMISSIONS at LCT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ben Edelman, Andrew Garman, Jessica Hecht, Dana Ivey, and Sally Murphy will be featured in its upcoming production of ADMISSIONS, a new play by Joshua Harmon, directed by Daniel Aukin. (more...)

Cast Announced for UK Premiere of BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at The Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

The legendary Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson will be played by James Taylor and Patrick Robinson in the UK premiere of playwright Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. (more...)

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Tour to Take The Broad Stage This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica and Eva Price present Small Mouth Sounds by Drama Desk Award winner Bess Wohl (Pretty Filthy), and directed by Tony Award nominee Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) for three weeks only, January 11 through 28 with a press opening on January 12. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 13, 2017
by - Nov 13, 2017

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...)

Casting Announced For THE MELTING POT at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

In a rediscovery commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, The Melting Pot by Israel Zangwill runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 3 December 2017. The classic story of a young Russian immigrant fighting to uphold his dream of a new life in a new country. After his family are massacred in a pogrom, Jewish composer David Quixano escapes to New York City, in search of a new life. There he falls in love with Vera, a beautiful Russian Christian. (more...)

Director/Actor Frank Corsaro Passes Away Age 92
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2017

Director and actor Frank Corsaro has just been reported dead. He was 92. Corsaro was best known as the director of the 1961 production of The Night of the Iguana starring Bette Davis. (more...)

The Wallis and Vesturport presents THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

The classic tale of the world's most infamous outlaw goes rogue in The Heart of Robin Hood, a heart-pounding, eye-popping new adventure directed by Gisli rn Gardarsson and Selma Bj rnsd ttir from Iceland's innovative theater company Vesturport and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis). Robin Hood and his unmerry gang of cutthroats steal from the rich, but it never occurs to them to give back. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Polka Theatre's THE SNOW QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

Artistic Director of Polka Theatre, Peter Glanville, today announced the full cast for their Christmas show - The Snow Queen. (more...)

Tristan Bernays' OLD FOOLS Gets World Premiere in April 2018
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Old Fools, Tristan Bernays' first play in London since the storming success of Boudica at The Globe, will get its world premiere at Southwark Playhouse from Wednesday 14 March - Saturday 7 April 2018. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Of New Jersey presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A Live Radio Play
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey wraps its 2017 season with a delightful adaptation of a treasured holiday film, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. After a successful staged reading of the play in 2016, director Doug West returns to direct this new take on a beloved tale. Adapter Joe Landry has brought the 1946 film to the stage where he has gathered a troupe of radio actors and live Foley sound artists to perform It's a Wonderful Life in a 1940s radio station. Performances begin on November 30. Patrons can purchase tickets at The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre located at 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by going online at www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

BWW Interview: Marc Singer On MIDSUMMER
by Don Grigware - Nov 1, 2017

Actor/director Marc Singer was a household name in the 80s with his big screen role as the Beastmaster in a series of theatrical films. He was also popular on the small screen in the series V, among others. Today he is still a working actor in demand and is a member of Group rep Theatre in NoHo where he is currently rehearsing their next production of A Midsummer Night's Dream to open November 17. Singer will play Oberon and also direct the piece. He took time out of his busy schedule to sit down and talk about his love of Shakespeare, Midsummer and some of his career highlights. (more...)

Belgrade Theatre to Stage Fifth NEW BLACK SHOWCASE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

The Belgrade Theatre is preparing to present its fifth New Black Showcase, giving audiences a chance to hear stories from the most exciting new writers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. (more...)

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