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The book follows the experiences of a young boy and his grandmother who live in a world plagued by evil, child-hating witches.

Review Roundup: Folger's Restoration-Era MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Rampant ambition and minds unhinged. Shrieking owls and prophesies foretold. Folger Theatre begins its 201819 season with Macbeth, Shakespeare's murderous tragedy seen anew and here, set in London's famous Bedlam asylum for a groundbreaking production integrating period music into a famous variation of the play. (more...)

BWW Interview: Bedlam Comes to DC and the Folger with MACBETH
by Benjamin Tomchik - Sep 7, 2018

The Folger Macbeth has been adapted and amended by Sir William Davenant and is being done in a Restoration style. So what does that mean? (more...)

Vancouver TheatreSports Presents SPOOKTOBER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Whether it's with a group of 'ghoulfriends' getting together for a night out or a date with your boo, Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS) dares you to laugh this October with its 'spirited' line-up of Halloween-themed shows taking place Tuesday, October 9 to Wednesday, October 31 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For 2018's World Renowned From Page To Stage At Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

With rehearsals starting today, the full cast has been announced for Aria Entertainment's prestigious festival of new musical theatre, From Page To Stage (FPTS), which returns with gusto for a 6th successful year from September 2018 at London's Southwark Playhouse. Jane Deitch has cast the 37-strong company, who will each star in one of the seven brand new musicals featured in the 2018 festival. (more...)

Christiane Noll Brings 'Am I Losing My Mind' to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Tony Award nominee Christiane Noll will bring her new solo show, Am I Losing My Mind, to Feinstein's at the Nikko onMonday, December 10 at 7 p.m. In this special one-night-only engagement, Noll will perform songs from Broadway shows that feature some of the greatest female characters of all-time, including Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Dear Evan Hansen, Jekyll & Hyde, Grey Gardens, Follies, Next to Normal, and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at EUGENIUS! at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Written by Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins, 'EUGENIUS!' tells the story of Eugene, a teenage boy whose nightly dreams of a distant world of heroes and villains may just be the ticket to him creating his very own comic book movie in Hollywood. Joined by his best friends 'Janey' and 'Feris', our comic writing genius must discover the true meaning of growing up, finding the superhero within, saving the world from both earthbound villains and possibly those from distant galaxies, and along the way, falling in love. (more...)

Freeform Scares Up Maximum Thrills With Newly Expanded '31 Nights Of Halloween' Programming Event
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Why celebrate the spookiest time of the year for only 13 nights when you can celebrate for 31!? Freeform has expanded their annual Halloween programming event to “31 Nights of Halloween” bringing more thrills and chills to the entire month. From Oct. 1, the network will be invaded by everyone's favorite witches, a murderous barber, out of control dinosaurs and everything else that goes bump in the night. (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Spring 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

With the world premiere double-bill of Nick Dear's Hogarth's Progress currently playing at Rose Theatre Kingston as part of its 10th anniversary season, the company today announces its Spring 2019 season. This will be the first season presented in the venue's newly reconfigured auditorium, with developments taking place in January 2019 following a capital fundraising programme. (more...)

MACBETH Opens TN Shakespeare Company's Elizabethan Rep Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

Tennessee Shakespeare Company opens the doors of its new home prior to full facility renovation with a production of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth inspired by the Elizabethan playhouses and current events that helped create it in 1606. (more...)

Wicked Will Celebrate 12th Birthday On The West End Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical sensation that tells the incredible untold story of The Witches of Oz, will celebrate its landmark 12th birthday tomorrow (27 September 2018) at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, where the "hugely popular show" (The Times) continues an open-ended run. (more...)

Sally Struthers And Bonnie Milligan Star In Staged Readings Of New Musical OH MY GOD...BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

As part of its Developmental Reading Series, The York Theatre Company presents two-time Emmy Award Winner Sally Struthers and Head Over Heels Star Bonnie Milligan in Staged Readings of New Musical Oh My God...Broadway!! (more...)

Lucie Arnaz, Robert Klein to Benefit The Actors Fund with Reunion Concert of THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

The Actors Fund announced today a 40th Anniversary reunion benefit concert of the 1979 hit Broadway production of They're Playing Our Song. The concert will be held on Monday, February 11th at 7:30 pm at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th St.) and will star the Broadway cast members Lucie Arnaz as 'Sonia Walsk' and Robert Klein as 'Vernon Gersch'. (more...)

World Premiere Of Bree Pavey's TRAINWRECK Comes to Loft Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

LOFT ENSEMBLE announces the world premiere of TRAINWRECK, written and directed by Loft's Managing Director, Bree Pavey. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the First Film Clip of GHOST LIGHT Starring Roger Bart, Carol Kane and Cary Elwes
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2018

From writer/director John Stimpson, discover the mystery of Ghost Light, which makes its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Saturday, September 22 at 6:30pm PST at Arclight Culver City. (more...)

Huntington Announces Casting For MAN IN THE RING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The colorful and complex true story of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith is told in Man in the Ring, a new play written by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cristofer, directed by Michael Greif, and presented by the Huntington Theatre Company from Nov. 16 to Dec. 22, 2018 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.  Imbued with the warmth of Griffith's character and the joyful music of his childhood home, Man in the Ring chronicles Griffith's sweeping life story, from his humble beginnings in the Virgin Islands to his passionate love affairs and the tragedy that changed his life. (more...)

AN INSPECTOR CALLS At The Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Winner of 19 major accolades, including multiple Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Awards, Stephen Daldry's (Billy Elliot, The Crown) multi award-winning production of J.B. Priestley's classic thriller An Inspector Calls will kick off a four-city U.S. tour at Shakespeare Theatre Company from November 20 through December 23, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: See the Character Images Debut for CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Netflix has released the character images for CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA. Along with the photos, character names and descriptions can be found below! (more...)

BWW Review: Folger's Ambitious Restoration MACBETH
by Roger Catlin - Sep 13, 2018


ALL DRESSED UP AND NOWHERE TO GO To Have Industry Reading; NaTasha Yvette Williams, & More Lead Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Big Dipper Productions will present an industry reading of ALL DRESSED UP AND NOWHERE TO GO on Friday, October 12 at Pearl Studios. (more...)

Auditions Announced for WITCHES OF EASTWICK at Cirkus
by Annette Stolt - Sep 12, 2018

For the first time in Sweden, The Witches of Eastwick. Do you want to join? Then it is time for you to send in your application. It will be played on Cirkus in Stockholm from September 2019. Peter Joback is involved in the production with his company Sinclair Entertainment. So far there is no information if he will play the lead or if he is one fo the producers. Peter Joback originated the role as Michael Spofford when the show opended in London the 18th of July 2000. (more...)

All Female MACBETH Will Bewitch The Sundeck Of The Everly
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Nothing is what it seems. When three witches tell Macbeth that he is destined to occupy the throne of Scotland, he and his wife choose to become the instruments of their fate and to kill the first man standing in their path, the virtuous King Duncan. But to maintain his position, Macbeth must keep on killing. As the atmosphere of guilt and paranoia thickens, Macbeth unleashes a brutal cycle of bloodshed. (more...)

Photos: Remembering Carole Shelley
by Walter McBride - Sep 11, 2018

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award winner Carole Shelley, who passed away on Friday, August 31 at age 79. Take a moment to remember the legendary star with a look back at some of her recent appearances. (more...)

Casting Announced For The San Francisco Playhouse Production Of MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

San Francisco Playhouse celebrates the magic of the holiday season with the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins. Susi Damilano will direct the Playhouse production, with music direction by Katie Coleman and choreography by Kimberly Richards. (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED at The Majestic Theatre of San Antonio is Wicked Good
by Ashley Corbaley - Oct 4, 2018

It doesn't take magic to discover why WICKED is still melting the hearts of millions all over the world 15 years after its first performance on Broadway. Based on the 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, with music by Stephen Schwartz, and book by Winnie Holzman, this masterpiece is wicked good. From the dazzling special effects to the bewitching songs, WICKED has rightfully earned its place as the sixth longest-running show in Broadway history. In WICKED it is The Witches of Oz who take center stage to tell their story of how all came to be long before young Dorothy ever ventured Over the Rainbow. The National Tour of WICKED flies into the Majestic Theatre of San Antonio promising a magical performance that will leave you spellbound. (more...)

Martin P. Robinson's ALL HALLOW'S EVE Announces Showcase Presentation For Fall 2019
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Martin P. Robinson Productions and Little Shadow Productions announced today that Robinson's original theatrical event, All Hallows Eve will mount a showcase presentation, with original musical compositions by Paul Rudolph (Emmy Award-winning composer, 'Sesame Street' and 'GLANK'), at the Connelly Theater in October 2019. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Cooper & Vosk & Ridge, Oh My! Getting Candid with the Witches of WICKED
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 26, 2018

A whole lot happened in Oz before Dorothy dropped in, and Wicked has been telling that story to Broadway audiences for 15 years at the Gershwin Theatre. The milestone won't go by uncelebrated, as in just days, NBC will throw a joyous Halloween party for the ages, featuring songs from the blockbuster musical hit and a cavalcade of special guest stars, including Tony Award winners Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth. Additional guest performers include Ariana Grande, Adam Lambert, Ledisi, Pentatonix and the current Broadway company of 'Wicked.' 'A Very Wicked Halloween' airs Monday Oct. 29th at 10PM ET/PT on NBC. (more...)

Casting & National Tour Announced For The Curve & Rose Theatre Kingston Production Of Dr. Seuss's THE CAT IN THE HAT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston are proud to announce their purrfect cast and tour for their brand new co-production of Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Singing diva beltress Diana DeGarmo (American Idol; Hairspray and Hair on Broadway) joins the cast of The Witches RUMBLE. (more...)

Melissa Errico Sings Sondheim, The Nightmare Before Christmas In Concert, And More Come to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

The New Collectives Presents ZODIAC MATH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2018

Zodiac Math, written and performed by Elizabeth May is equal parts 90's pop music video, slumber party seance, and honest confession. Zodiac Math is an evening of intimate storytelling, scored by anachronistic alt-pop. Driven by family folklore of a childhood death curse, Elizabeth May explores questions of sexual identity and twin magic. She's endlessly searching for the missing half of a broken heart necklace, and laying herself bare in a dark comedic ritual that transforms the audience into her imaginary friends. Zodiac Math was developed as part of The New Collectives' Daily Development Workshop at IRT Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED at Popejoy Hall
by Beth Leitman - Oct 20, 2018

BWW Review: Wicked at Popejoy Hall (more...)

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse Presents MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2018

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse presents Macbeth for two weeks only. Tickets are $15 General Admission. Performances are October 26-November 4, 2018. The show is directed by Artistic Director Jeff Watkins. (more...)

Shakespeare Center Of LA Presents THE TRAGEDIE OF MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

With Halloween lurking and the darkness of night falling earlier, The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA) transforms its 20,000 square foot building into a cursed and haunted castle of multiple performance spaces for an immersive, ninety-minute production of William Shakespeare's The Tragedie of Macbeth. Directed by Kenn Sabberton, formerly of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the show plays Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons October 20 through November 3. Tickets start at $39 and are available now. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sandy Grierson Talks OTHELLOMACBETH
by Rona Kelly - Oct 19, 2018

Sandy Grierson returns to the London stage in othellomacbeth, taking on the roles of Cassio and Macbeth in one show. No stranger to doubling, Grierson previously played the roles of Faustus and Mephistopheles in the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Doctor Faustus in 2016, the parts decided with the lighting of matches. Taking us through his thoughts on and experience with Shakespeare, Grierson shares Jude Christian's vision of the two plays and just why they chose (and to an extent needed) to 'f*** with them a bit'. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tennessee Shakespeare Company Presents MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Tennessee Shakespeare Company opens the doors of its new home prior to full facility renovation with a production of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth inspired by the Elizabethan playhouses and current events that helped create it in 1606. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/12 - DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WICKED, HAIR, and More!
by BWW Special - Oct 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WICKED, HAIR, and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Preview Lost Ensemble's TRAINWRECK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Check out the preview video for LOFT ENSEMBLE's premiere of TRAINWRECK, written and directed by Loft's Managing Director, Bree Pavey. (more...)

BWW Review: OTHELLOMACBETH, Lyric Hammersmith
by Rona Kelly - Oct 11, 2018

'But men are men...' Gender is taking centre stage in the current climate, telling her story not history. From new writes like SIX and The Old Vic's Sylvia, to the reframing of classics from a female perspective, the Liverpool Everyman's female led Othello and the Globe's Imogen prove the relevance of these texts to modern audiences. Elayce Ismail and Jude Christian's othellomacbeth is a hybrid of these: retelling two of Shakespeare's greatest plays, with the emphasis on the women and new additions. While bold it may be, the result is a mixed bag of 'confused events, new hatch'd to [this] woeful time'. (more...)

WICKED Ticket Lottery Announced for at Popejoy Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to Popejoy Hall with performances from October 17 through 28. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at UNM box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. (more...)

Teatro Circulo's MACBETH Examines Politics of Power
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

We live in an age where our leaders convince people that made-up things are really true. That's what witches do.  So The Witches are the preoccupation of First Maria Ensemble's upcoming production of 'Macbeth,' directed by Celeste Moratti, to be presented December 6 to 21 at Teatro Circulo, 64 East 4th Street.  The company made an auspicious debut in 2016 with 'Hamlet,' which Theater Pizazz (JK Clarke) called one of the season's best small-company productions of Shakespeare plays and Front Row Center (Holli Harms) added, 'Here is hoping that Celeste Moratti continues on this trajectory of directorial discoveries.'  (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Presents Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

San Francisco Playhouse celebrates the magic of the holiday season with the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins. Susi Damilano will direct the Playhouse production, with music direction by Katie Coleman and choreography by Kimberly Richards. (more...)

Griff Rhys Jones To Lead London Musical Theatre Orchestra's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

Following sell-out performances in 2016 and 2017, the London Musical Theatre Orchestra returns to the Lyceum Theatre for three performances of their critically and popularly acclaimed concert production of Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent's A Christmas Carol. (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH, Shakespeare's Globe
by Dzifa Benson - Nov 17, 2018

You wait so long for a Macbeth then like the buses, four major productions come along at once. The Barbican is staging the Royal Shakespeare Company's offering while the roundly panned National Theatre's effort is out on tour and the National Youth Theatre's version is playing in the West End. (more...)

Griff Rhys Jones, Lucie Jones, And More Will Lead London Musical Theatre Orchestra's Concert Version Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

London Musical Theatre Orchestra are proud to announce the full cast of the 2018 production of their spectacular concert version of A Christmas Carol adapted by Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent from the original story by Charles Dickens. (more...)

by Pati Buehler - Nov 15, 2018

Media Theater in Media PA is taking on the classic masterpiece; The Wizard of OZ with a stellar cast which includes two of a handful of elite, highly talented, respected ladies of the stage in the Delaware Valley. (more...)

BWW Review: A Devilishly Good Van Horn Steals MEFISTOFELE at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 12, 2018

The Met is offering Robert Carsen's 1999 production of Arrigo Boito's MEFISTOFELE to show us what bass-baritone Christian Van Horn--winner of this year's Richard Tucker Award--could do in his first starring role at the house and the answer was: plenty. (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH Highlights The Might of Women and Folly of Man
by Lacey Cannon Gonzales - Nov 1, 2018

All in all, MACBETH presented by Something For Nothing Theatre is an enjoyable evening of accessible theatre. Although the play falters in act two, the show itself is mostly well done. The talent of the women in this production is the undeniable force driving the show. While by no means are their characters innocent, one wonders if Macbeth would have fared better if he had listened to them a little closer. (more...)

BWW Feature: WICKED National Tour at Detroit Opera House Raises Over $25,000 for Open Hands Food Pantry and BC/EFA
by Julie Yolles - Aug 27, 2018

Suffice it to say that the company members of the Broadway National Tour of WICKED are popular with St. John's Episcopal Church supporters-very. While here in Michigan for their month-long stop at the Detroit Opera House-their last performance is Sept. 2- the WICKED team left the Land of Oz for one evening to perform a sold-out benefit concert in front of 450 supporters. It was Witches' Night Off and oh, what a night. (more...)

WICKED Will Perform At Manchester Pride
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018

WICKED, the award-winning Broadway and West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of The Witches of Oz, will cast a spell over Manchester this Bank Holiday weekend with a special performance as part of Manchester Pride celebrations. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Rob Houchen and More in Rehearsal For EUGENIUS!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

A galaxy of West End stars are joining the cast for the eagerly awaited return - by popular demand - of out-of-this-world British musical Eugenius! for a 6-week season at The Other Palace from Saturday 1 September 2018. (more...)

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