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BWW Interview: Jerry Ferraccio, Director of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Santa Fe Shakespeare Society
by Beth Leitman - Jul 31, 2017

Interview with Jerry Ferraccio, director of Much Ado About Nothing for the Santa Fe Shakespeare Society. (more...)

Avant Bard Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

For its 28th season making theatre on the edge, Avant Bard proudly announces the regional premiere in October of Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson, one of America's hottest, most produced young playwrights (more...)

Avant Bard Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2017

The exhilarating musical The Gospel at Colonus returns, Lauren Gunderson's fiery genius Emilie makes her DC debut, and Shakespeare's fantastical The Tempest takes the stage by storm (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE TEMPEST Opening August 10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2017

This version of The Tempest attacks the assumption of American exceptionalism. We live in an era where America's supposed to be "great again," but that greatness is based on subjugation of disadvantaged people and exploitation of national fears. Prospero's blindness to his own sense of entitlement - over a state he abandoned and an island he exploited - is at the crux of the problems within the entire play. This production will involve incidental acoustic music and song. (more...)

Photo Flash: Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Preps for Sunday Opening
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2017

Shakespeare Academy @ Startford's Artistic Director Brian McManamon invites the public to attend free public performances of Measure for Measure and The Tempest in rotating repertory on the grounds of The Shakespeare American Festival Theater from July 29th-August 6th. McManamon will direct Measure for Measure, which opens July 30th at 8:00 p.m. and Guest Director Jessi D. Hill will direct The Tempest, which opens on July 29th at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Free in NYC: Theatre to Check Out This August!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2017

Need an escape before the end of the summer? Low on cash? We've gotcha covered. Instead of an expensive getaway, let theatre be your way to get away. The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park has become one of New York City's most cherished summer traditions, offering free performances at Central Park's Delacorte Theatre all summer long, but it is far from the only frugal theatre option this month. Below, check out where you can find free performances in New York City, all August long! (more...)

Casting Announced for OF KITH AND KIN, DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS, and UNCLE VANYA at Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announced casting for three productions in his inaugural season - Of Kith and Kin, Desire Under the Elms and Uncle Vanya. (more...)


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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford's THE TEMPEST Opens This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The town of Stratford is alive again with the sound of Shakespeare. Fourteen college students from around the United States and abroad began classes June 26 as part of the fourth season of the Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford (SA@S). Founded by Stratford-based charity The Mighty Quinn Foundation, the theater training program has been in residence on the grounds of Shakespeare theater property for the past six weeks and their first performance of The Tempest is this Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek below! (more...)

Lantern Theater Company presents Philadelphia Premiere of RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Lantern Theater Company will launch its 24th season with the regional premiere of Red Velvet, Lolita Chakrabarti's stirring play based on the true story of 19th century actor Ira Aldridge, who made history as the first African-American actor to portray Othello in 1833 London. Longtime Lantern artistic collaborator Peter DeLaurier will direct a cast that includes Tony Award nominee Forrest McClendon as Ira Aldridge, with David Bardeen, Damon Bonetti, Liz Filios, Adam Hammet, David Pica, Ebony Pullum, and Lauren Sowa. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to attend opening night on Wednesday, September 13 at 7 p.m. A full schedule is included in the fact sheet below. (more...)

BWW Review: These TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Have it Made in the Shade
by Ellen Dostal - Aug 9, 2017

ISC sets TWO GENTS in the 1950s, accompanied by a live band on stage playing an infectious rock 'n' roll score. Musical director Dave Beukers' arrangements are bright and sexy with a beat that's perfect for dancing (think Elvis Presley during his Sun Records days or Jerry Lee Lewis). It's a choice that admirably complements Shakespeare's early play - thought by many to be his first - and the erratic appetites of youth. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company to Present Philadelphia Premiere of RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Lantern Theater Company will launch its 24th season with the regional premiere of Red Velvet, Lolita Chakrabarti's stirring play based on the true story of 19th century actor Ira Aldridge, who made history as the first African-American actor to portray Othello in 1833 London. (more...)

MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL Finds Its 'Rhonda' in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures announced today that Australian actor Madeleine Jones will play the role of Muriel's best friend Rhonda in the world premiere of Muriel's Wedding The Musical. (more...)

HERE Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season; 2017-2018 Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

HERE proudly announces its 2017-2018 producing season, marking the 25th Anniversary of this award-winning, boundary-stretching institution.  The 2017-2018 HERE lineup features three HERE Resident Artist world premieres; the world premiere of a HERE Artistic Director production by Kristin Marting; innovative works from the Dream Music Puppetry Program including a revival of Symphonie Fantastique by Basil Twist, internationally acclaimed artist and Artistic Director of HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program; the sixth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, where HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP).  The multidisciplinary productions in HERE's milestone 2017-2018 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Knock on the Door of APARTMENT 301
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Antony Raymond's new play, Apartment 301, opened at the Access Theater in Tribeca last week. The World Premiere is being produced by the award-winning Elsinore County Theatre Company and is directed by Raymond. The company's previous plays have been recognized by the New York Innovative Theatre Awards and have received critical acclaim. Raymond's past productions include Pretty Babies, yeah, i met this girl…, JULIO!, and The Title Should Be Spoken Out Loud Around Three-Quarters In (Dream Up Festival 2016), among others. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced that due to popular demand, the exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! has now extended again, through September 10! This is the second and final extension for the hit show, which previously announced a one-week addition through September 3. The production plays in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $45 and are on sale now. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for THE SEAGULL at Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Simon Stephens's new version of Anton Chekhov's highly renowned play, The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes. (more...)

Casting Announced for 2017 UK Tour of THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Full casting has been announced for Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company South Australia's critically acclaimed Things I Know To Be True ahead of its return to the UK from 27 September 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES Opens at Gloucester Stage for Limited Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with Israel Horovitz's latest comedy, Out of the Mouths of Babes from August 11 through September 2 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA.  (more...)

Brave New World presents Immersive THE CHERRY ORCHARD, 8/31-9/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Brave New World Repertory Theatre (BNW) presents The Plantation, the bold new adaptation of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard set in 1870 Virginia after the emancipation of the slaves but before the onset of Jim Crow. (more...)

Flint Youth Theatre Presents THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Flint Youth Theatre - Michigan's Professional Theatre for Young Audiences presents 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' by Oliver Emanual. Performances for this hilarious and innovative new play begin Friday August 11 and run through Sunday Aug 20. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Scarlett Strallen, Esau Pritchett, and John Lavelle Lead Cast for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Tresnjak. The comedy, which runs September 7 through October 8, opens Hartford Stage's 2017-18 season. Actors Scarlett Strallen, Esau Pritchett, and John Lavelle lead the distinguished cast. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Opens at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2017

The Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival continues with INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO.'s riotous rock & roll production of THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA. Directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Managing Director, David Melville, THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA will begin previews at THE GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL on Saturday, July 29 at 7pm and will open on Saturday, August 5 at 7:00pm and perform through Sunday, September 3 at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park. (more...)

Rachael Stirling, Kwong Loke, and More to Join Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire in LABOUR OF LOVE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

MGC and Headlong today announced the full company for the world premiere of James Graham's new play Labour of Love. Joining Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire are Rachael Stirling, Kwong Loke, Dickon Tyrrell and Susan Wokoma. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center Presents the World Premiere of MILLER, MISSISSIPPI
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award® Recipient Dallas Theater Center presents the world premiere of Miller, Mississippi; a new play written by Boo Killebrew and directed by Lee Sunday Evans. Beginning with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m., the production runs through Sunday, Oct. 1 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre Studio Theatre. Press Night will be Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to Miller, Mississippi are on sale now at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org and by phone at (214) 880-0202. (more...)

Broadway Vet Robert LuPone Stars in THE VIOLIN at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the world premiere of THE VIOLIN, written by Dan McCormick and directed by Joseph Discher. Produced by The Directors Company in association with ShadowCatcher Entertainment, THE VIOLIN begins performances on Thursday, September 7 for a limited engagement through Saturday, October 14. Press Opening is Tuesday, September 19 at 7 PM. (more...)

National Theatre Wales Confirms Professional and Community Cast for WE'RE STILL HERE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

A combination of professional actors - including a local steelworker - and a community cast from Port Talbot will be performing in National Theatre Wales & Common Wealth's We're Still Here. This new production tackles one of the biggest symbols of Wales' industrial past and present; the Port Talbot steelworks. (more...)

Cast Announced for Quest's I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Top of fall, Quest Theatre Ensemble will follow up its production of THE FANTASTICKS with another Off-Broadway offering blessed with longevity and universal appeal: the musical comedy revue I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, by Tony-winning wordsmith Joe DiPietro and composer and entertainer Jimmy Roberts. (more...)

Norm Lewis to Ring in the Holidays at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis rings in the holiday season at Feinstein's at the Nikko with Norm Lewis Wishes You a Swingin' Christmas on Friday, December 8 (8 p.m.), Saturday, December 9 (8 p.m.) and Sunday, December 10 (5 p.m.). (more...)

East African Production of THE TEMPEST Heads to the Greenwich Theatre Before UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

International theatre company Bilimankhwe Arts presents their new production of Shakespeare's The Tempest, directed by artistic director Kate Stafford and designed by Hazel Albarn, on UK tour in Autumn 2017. (more...)

Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

"I will have poetry in my life.  And adventure.  And love. Love above all." The Cleveland Play House produces the Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama. (more...)

Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ellie Bamber, and More Join Donmar Warehouse's THE LADY FROM THE SEA, Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announced full casting for Elinor Cook's new version of Ibsen's masterpiece The Lady from the Sea. As previously announced Nikki Amuka-Bird will play Ellida, and she is joined by Ellie Bamber, Jake Fairbrother, Jim Findley, Jonny Holden, Finbar Lynch, Tom McKay and Helena Wilson. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Host Community Conversation About MILLER, MISSISSIPPI
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Dallas Theater Center will host a curated conversation featuring insights into the world-premiere play Miller, Mississippi on Aug. 21 at the Beckley-Saner Recreation Center, located at 114 W Hobson Ave., Dallas, Texas 75224. In a moderated panel discussion, Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company members Alex Organ and Liz Mikel will discuss their experiences, and how they have informed their approach to the characters they portray in Miller, Mississippi. Moderated by Amber Sims, this conversation will address advantage and what happens 'when tradition is sacred, and change is slow'. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. with food donated by Babe's Chicken Dinner House, followed by the conversation at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Tony Sheldon & More Join SUGAR: IN CONCERT at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Lesli Margherita, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Tony Sheldon, and Matt Hetherington have joined Feinstein's/54 Below's one night only concert of Jule Styne, Bob Merrill, and Peter Stone's Tony nominated musical SUGAR, on Tuesday, September 5th, at 7 pm and 9:30 pm. (more...)

Two Shakespearean Comedies, X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION Set for The Acting Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Acting Company has announced its 2017-18 season, which exemplifies the venerable organization's commitment to cultivating a national audience for the theater with exceptional touring productions of classical and new works; developing the best young American actors by giving them an opportunity to practice their craft in a wide-ranging repertory; and educating students that have limited access to the arts. (more...)

Greenwich Theatre To Launch Three National Tours With The Gift Of Technical Support
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A major and often crippling expense is being removed by Greenwich Theatre for three companies who will each start a UK tour in the South London venue this autumn.   (more...)

Creede Repertory Theatre Presents the 2017 Headwaters New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

CRT's Headwaters New Play Festival is the source of new plays in the West, and fosters the development of new plays for CRT's stages and beyond. 2017 Playwrights will spend one week in development with a cast, director, and dramaturg at Creede Repertory Theatre, culminating in public readings and performances August 25th-26th. (more...)

STL Opera Collective presents TESLA'S PIGEON and TO HELL AND BACK, 9/8 & 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

STL Opera Collective is thrilled to present the St. Louis premiere of Tesla's Pigeon by Melissa Dunphy and To Hell and Back by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer on September 8 & 9, 2017 at 7:30pm at the Kranzberg Arts Center Studio Theater, 501 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103. Tickets are $18 and are available at 314-545-1111 or at www.metrotix.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Flint Youth Theatre's THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Flint Youth Theatre - Michigan's Professional Theatre for Young Audiences - presents "The Adventures of Robin Hood" by Oliver Emanuel. Performances for this hilarious and innovative new play begin tonight, August 11, and run through Sunday Aug 20. Tickets are now on sale. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Bret Beaudry & Brandon A. Wright in action below! (more...)

John Boyega and Amber Riley Among Newcomers on Shortlist for The Stage Debut Awards; Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The Stage today announced the shortlist for its inaugural The Stage Debut Awards. The awards recognise the best breakthrough actors and creatives in theatre. (more...)

Drilling Company's THE TEMPEST Rolls Into Bryant Park This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Shakespeare's The Tempest, a production by The Drilling Company in Bryant Park, with new music by Natalie Smith and arrangements by Michael Chorney (of Hadestown), will run for three weeks, beginning August 25th. (more...)

2017-18 THEATER SEASON: Philadelphia Area and South Jersey
by Pati Buehler - Aug 10, 2017

90 minuets from Broadway takes you to some of the best theater entertainment in the Delaware Valley. Whether its in the bustling city of Philly, one of its neighboring suburbs... or a short drive across the bridge to South Jersey. Support your local Theaters in your towns. (more...)

CORIOLANUS: FIGHT LIKE A BITCH Announces Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

To live like a legend... sometimes you have to fight like a bitch. The country is at war, and the Senate cannot keep the peace within its own walls--- let alone on the battlefield. Enter Coriolanus: the country's most famous badass warrior. She returns home to face the greatest battle yet: to win the love of the people & run for office--- or face the dangerous consequences of defying society's expectations. CORIOLANUS, the rarely produced play by William Shakespeare about politics, power, and pride, is packed with daring physical combat and deliciously vicious language. (more...)

Cast Set for Tectonic Theater Project's UNCOMMON SENSE, A New Play About Living with Autism
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Tectonic Theater Project has announced casting for the New York premiere of Uncommon Sense, a new play about living on the autism spectrum, which the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture presents for five weeks only, October 25 to November 26, at The Sheen Center's Loreto Theater (18 Bleecker Street, NYC). The work is written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Andy Paris under the artistic direction of Tectonic's founder, Moises Kaufman. (more...)

fruitlessmoon theatreworks to Premiere AMERICAN CARNAGE: A LOVE STORY at City Heights Performance Annex
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

fruitlessmoon theatreworks will present the world premiere of AMERICAN CARNAGE: A LOVE STORY written and directed by Aimee Greenberg opening in November 2017 at City Heights Performance Annex in San Diego. (more...)

Cristin Milioti, William Jackson Harper to Lead Zoe Kazan's AFTER THE BLAST for LCT3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Eboni Booth, Will Connolly, William Jackson Harper, Ben Horner, Cristin Milioti, David Pegram, and Teresa Yenque will comprise the cast of the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of AFTER THE BLAST, a new play by Zoe Kazan, to be directed by Lila Neugebauer.  (more...)

Cast Complete for London Transfer of TROUBLE IN MIND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Today, Print Room at the Coronet announced the full cast for the London transfer of Alice Childress' Trouble in Mind. (more...)

9 TO 5 Comes to The Encore Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The Encore Musical Theatre Company proudly presents 9 to 5 The Musical, running August 3rd - August 27.  (more...)

Cast Announced for Quest's I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Top of fall, Quest Theatre Ensemble will follow up its production of THE FANTASTICKS with another Off-Broadway offering blessed with longevity and universal appeal: the musical comedy revue I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, by Tony-winning wordsmith Joe DiPietro and composer and entertainer Jimmy Roberts. A charming and tender look inside our deepest, darkest, most secret thoughts - whether out on a date, making headway toward the altar, or juggling the challenges of marriage - the musical will continue Quest Theatre Ensemble's 15th season on Saturday, September 23, 2017 following one preview performance on Friday, September 22. The performance schedule will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm through October 29, 2017. Additionally, there will be a Special Accessible Programming Matinee with curb to seat assistances, pre-show touch tour and a conversation with the artists Saturday, October 21 at 2 pm. (more...)

The New Wolsey Theatre Announces THE LADYKILLERS Cast For Regional Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich has today announced the cast for their new co-production of Graham Linehan's THE LADYKILLERS, which will run from Thursday 7 to Saturday 30 September 2017, directed by Artistic Director Peter Rowe. (more...)

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