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Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For Oliver Chris's RALEGH: THE TREASON TRIAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

Shakespeare's Globe has announced the full cast of Ralegh: The Treason Trial, compiled, edited, dramatized and directed by Oliver Chris. A verbatim account of what played out on that extraordinary November morning in 1603, the production has been compiled and edited from sources present at the trial itself. It will premiere in Winchester Great Hall from Friday 16 November, the location of the original trial 415 years ago, before opening in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on Saturday 24 November for a limited one week run. (more...)

Cast & Creative Team Announced For BREATH & IMAGINATION At The Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Breath & Imagination chronicles Roland Hayes's inspirational journey from a Georgia plantation to a singing career that included command performances for kings and queens. Despite his international acclaim, Roland never left behind his complex and loving relationship with his mother, his Angel Mo'. With spirituals and classical music, Breath & Imagination is a compelling musical about one man's determination to become an artist despite seemingly insurmountable odds.    (more...)

AUDELCO Announces Viv Award Nominations, CARMEN JONES Leads
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

AUDELCO has announced the nominees for their 2018 'Viv' Awards, honoring Black Theatre in New York City. (more...)

Unexpected Edinburgh Fringe Hit Announces London Dates
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

The team behind one of the surprise hits from this year's Edinburgh Festival, Violet, a one-woman show by Bebe Sanders, is today announcing that they will be bringing the show to London for a total of 18 nights across three different venues. (more...)

WILDWOOD At Feinstein's/54 Below Adds New Cast Members
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW , Broadway's Supper Club, presents Wildwood, a new musical created and written by Michael Kimmel ( Songbird , The Last Goodbye ) with music and lyrics by Elliah Heifetz ( Dust Can't Kill Me ) on November 7, 2018, 9:30pm. (more...)

Colorado Shakespeare Festival Announces 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2018

Next summer, June 7-Aug. 11, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival (CSF) will present a season of Shakespeare's most popular plays, featuring iconic romances, heroines and an award-winning new play with a Shakespearean twist. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A.C.T.'s MEN ON BOATS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Get a first look below Men on Boats-Jaclyn Backhaus's hilarious, historical, and moving adventure-performing at American Conservatory Theater's Strand Theater now through Sunday, December 16, 2018.  (more...)

Daisy Heath Appointed Executive Director Of Kiln Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Kiln Theatre today announces the appointment of Daisy Heath as Executive Director. Daisy joins the company from the Young Vic - where she is currently Lead Producer - in January 2019 working alongside Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham. Daisy takes over from Bridget Kalloushi who leaves after 6 years as Executive Producer having successfully completed work on the capital project. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Wheelhouse Theater Company's HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Wheelhouse Theater Company presents a special return engagement of Kurt Vonnegut's rarely produced play HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET project, 229 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Jessica Sanchez Announces New Christmas Song, Featuring Christian Bautista
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 25, 2018

”American Idol” runner-up Jessica Sanchez, in collaboration with Asia's Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista, releases her latest holiday-themed song titled “Another Silent Christmas Song,” written by two-time Tony winner Steven Sater (“Spring Awakening,” “Twelfth Night”-Musical Series) and multi-platinum record producer-songwriter Bryan Todd. (more...)

The Public's Free Mobile Unit Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin previews for the MOBILE UNIT's production of Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM on Sunday, October 28. Directed by Jenny Koons, the free sit-down run of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM follows a three-week tour to five boroughs bringing Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM will run through Saturday, November 17 with an official press opening on Friday, November 2. (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...)

Northlight Theatre Presents The World Premiere Of MANSFIELD PARK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, continues its 2018-19 season with Mansfield Park, written by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen, and directed by Stuart Carden. Mansfield Park runs November 8 - December 16, 2018 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, November 16, 2018 at 8pm. (more...)

The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program Presents Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

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 Julius Caesar. Directed by Allegra Libonati, the classic political tragedy will run October 20-28, 2018 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, October 20 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets to Julius Caesar are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office. (more...)

Bang On A Can All-Stars Perform Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer Prize-Winning ANTHRACITE FIELDS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

Bang on a Can All-Stars-joined by the Grammy Award-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street, led by Julian Wachner-will perform Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer Prize-winning Anthracite Fields on Saturday, December 1 at 9:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall. (more...)

Photo Flash: NATURAL SHOCKS Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

The world premiere of Natural Shocks starring Tony Nominee Pascale Armand (Eclipsed, The Trip to Bountiful) celebrated opening night last night, check out the photos below! (more...)

Irina Dvorovenko Joins Cast of SHADOWS: A DANCE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

This gothic and ghostly love story whispers of forbidden love … in this world and the next. And leading that "next" world is former principal dancer for American Ballet Theatre, Irina Dvorovenko as the mysterious 'Woman in Red.' (more...)

VIDEO: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Presents Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT
by Stage Tube - Nov 9, 2018

What do you get when you combine a shipwreck, a cross-dressed Lady, a lovelorn Lord, a fickle Countess, a drunken uncle, a flamboyant fop, an uptight servant, a mischievous clown, a protective pirate and an identical twin? (more...)

Animus Revives SOMEONE WHO'LL WATCH OVER ME By Frank McGuinness
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Animus Theatre Company (Jonathan Judge-Russo, Founding Artistic Director), an ensemble of young, dynamic artists exploring the resilience of the human spirit through new and under-represented works, continues their fourth full season with Frank McGuinness' gripping drama about ideologies held hostage, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, directed by the acclaimed theatre professional, Alan Langdon. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Cast & Creative Details For THE GREAT DISTANCE HOME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director, Joanie Schultz, today announced details for The Great Distance Home conceived and directed by WTT's Associate Artistic Director, Kelsey Leigh Ervi. (more...)

ALL SHOOK UP Comes To The Palace Theatre 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

ALL SHOOK UP is coming to the Palace Theatre as a teen production, running on Nov. 13 and Nov. 14.  (more...)

Pacific Resident Theatre Presents I AM SOPHIE Opening November 17th In Venice
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Are you living your true self? Filled with philosophie de la vie, humor, and heartache I Am Sophie is a journey of identity. The audience becomes the confidante to Sophie Carter, formerly known as Kate Carter. When she returns to the United States after living in Paris, she has become a changed woman. Now home, to take care of her father, her loved ones meet Sophie for the first time. What follows is an existential adventure. Sophie has us all wondering, am I who I think I am? (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Names Jacob G. Padrón Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Jacob G. Padron, 38, has been named the new Artistic Director of Long Wharf Theatre and will begin his role February 1, 2019. (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...)

Moisés Kaufman to Direct Berkeley Rep's PARADISE SQUARE: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, A.J. Shively, Kennedy Caughell, and More Star
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership. (more...)

Wheelhouse Theater Company Offers Midterm Voters With 'i Voted' Stickers Special Deal For Election Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Those 'I voted' stickers can be used for more then just selfies! Wheelhouse Theater Company is offering $30 walk-up tickets to all theatergoers presenting their 'I Voted' stickers at the box office for Wheelhouse's special return engagement of Kurt Vonnegut's rarely produced HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE, for all performances through Sunday, November 11 at The Duke on 42ND Street, a NEW 42ND STREET® project, 229 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. Tickets are regularly priced $49 - $109. (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...)

Four Clowns Presents: WELCOME TO ILLIRIYA! An Absurd & Zany Version Of Twelfth Night!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

Los Angeles' favorite clown troupe Four Clowns, teams up with the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles for an all-new Holiday take on one of the Bard's most popular works "Twelfth Night or What You Will". Four Clowns presents "Welcome to Illyria! or An Exceedingly Silly Retelling of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night" Start your holiday off right, with laughs, giggles and general merriment! "Welcome to Illyria!" will run for twelve performances only, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from November 30 - December 16, 2018, Friday, Saturday & Sunday have an 8:00 pm show as well as a Sunday 2:00 pm show. This is not the first time Four Clowns has worked with Shakespeare's text. In 2015, Four Clowns took on Hamlet to receive rave reviews. In 2011 the company produced an award-winning version of Romeo & Juliet, and in 2014 they teamed up with California State University Long Beach to present a version of Ubu Roi called Ubu The Sh*t, a French play based on Shakespeare's Macbeth. (more...)

WINTER PEOPLE Comes to Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) continues its 2018-19 season with Winter People by Laura Neill. Running from December 6-16, this new drama is directed by Avital Shira. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THE MAIDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Check out rehearsal photos below for HOME's major new production of Jean Genet's The Maids, between Friday 16 November - Saturday 1 December 2018. Based on the true story of murderous duo The Papin sisters, Genet's infamous The Maids is a radical modern classic. Well ahead of its time, it explodes with contemporary ideas about class conflict, sexual identity, and political outcasts. (more...)

BEDAGGERED to Receive Reading November 16th Directed by Benjamin Viertel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

The new play BEDAGGERED by Lynn Clay Byrne (The Sextant) will have industry readings on Friday, November 16th at 11:00AM and 3:00PM at Ripley Grier Studios. (more...)

Heath Saunders Joins Cast of WILDWOOD By Michael Kimmel & Elliah Heifetz At 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Wildwood, a new musical created and written by Michael Kimmel (Songbird, The Last Goodbye) with music and lyrics by Elliah Heifetz (Dust Can't Kill Me) on November 7, 2018, 9:30pm. In the 1950's, Wildwood NJ was known as "The Las Vegas of the East." For three months a year, this small south Jersey town turned into the biggest party of the summer. Everything converged in Wildwood- The Rat Pack, doo wop, soul, and the beginnings of rock and roll. (more...)

No Name Collective Presents TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2018

No Name Collective Presents Twelfth Night December 6th - 9th at Alchemical Studios in Lower Manhattan. (more...)

The Love Show And Corn Mo Continue 'The Corn Mo & Love Show Show' At The Slipper Room
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2018

On the fourth Monday of every month, two of NYC's most beloved underground acts join forces to bring a monthly, intimate evening of entertainment to the legendary Slipper Room. Charming troubadour and raconteur Corn Mo brings his patented combination of original songs, quirky, off-kilter anecdotes, and charisma, framed by The Love Show Dancers' dance performance, burlesque, and saucy surprises! Trivia contests entertain questions charaded by the Love Show Dancers with prizes of insignificant worth! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 2, 2018
by - Nov 2, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Cincy Shakes Presents The Comedies TWELFTH NIGHT and EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is pleased to announce more details on their upcoming productions this November and December.  Opening next on the mainstage will be William Shakespeare's wonderful comedy "Twelfth Night" directed by Austin Tichenor playing November 16- December 8, 2018.  Following closely after that will be the 13th Annual production of the beloved holiday classic "Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!)" December 14- 30, 2018 directed again by Jeremy Dubin. Sponsors for "Twelfth Night" include Barnes Denig, Stock Yards Bank & Trust, and Judge (Ret.) Mark Painter.  "Every Christmas Story Ever Told" is sponsored by Messer, Raymond James, and Thompson Hine. (more...)

Photo Flash: Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT Opens This Week at Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night opens this week at Writers Theatre! (more...)

Photo Flash: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Presents TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is pleased to announce more details on their upcoming productions this November and December.  Opening next on the mainstage will be William Shakespeare's wonderful comedy "Twelfth Night" directed by Austin Tichenor playing November 16- December 8, 2018.  Following closely after that will be the 13th Annual production of the beloved holiday classic "Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!)" December 14- 30, 2018 directed again by Jeremy Dubin. Sponsors for "Twelfth Night" include Barnes Denig, Stock Yards Bank & Trust, and Judge (Ret.) Mark Painter.  "Every Christmas Story Ever Told" is sponsored by Messer, Raymond James, and Thompson Hine. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Announces Full Australian Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Opera Australia, GWB Entertainment and BB Group today announced the full cast for their upcoming Australian production of what The Times (UK) hailed as the "No.1 Greatest musical of all time" WEST SIDE STORY. (more...)

American Lyric Theater Announces Selection Of Dramaturg Apprentices
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced today the selection of two Dramaturg Apprentices who will join the Composer Librettist Development Program at ALT as Resident Artists for the 2018-19 season: Hannah McDermottand Katherine Pitt. (more...)

Twelfth Night Productions Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL - A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Twelfth Night Production (TNP) is proud to present A CHRISTMAS CAROL - A LIVE RADIO PLAY this holiday season. TNP's Holiday Radio plays have become an annual tradition for community members seeking to revel in holiday cheer with friends and family. Previous radio show productions have included IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE and MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET. (more...)

SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for November 12, 2018
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 13, 2018

Looking ahead, you'll find a number of new productions on tap, including a whole slew of holiday favorites, for your entertainment pleasure, thanks to the efforts of theater companies all over Middle Tennessee. Here's our calendar for November 12, 2018, to help you plot your course through next February... (more...)

WNO Presents THE LION, THE UNICORN, AND ME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its annual holiday family opera tradition with The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me, December 14-16, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Based on Jeanette Winterson's award-winning children's book which tells the Nativity story from the donkey's point of view, The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me features music by Tony-award winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home) and a libretto by the late poet J.D. 'Sandy' McClatchy. These performances star current and former members of WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. (more...)

Akvavit Theatre And Dramafronten Present RISING TEMPERATURES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Journey into a near-future dystopia where humans struggle to survive in an increasingly hostile environment as Akvavit Theatre and Dramafronten present RISING TEMPERATURES, four linked, site-specific world premiere Danish plays presented in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. (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...)

Meet the Cast of NETWORK- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Nov 10, 2018

NETWORK begins previews tonight, November 10 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 10, 2018
by - Nov 10, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Burning Coal Presents an Evening of Suspense, Blarney and a Pint or Two
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

The Burning Coal Theatre Company is proud to present Conor McPherson's The Weir, the story of what happens on a seemingly quiet evening in a rural Irish pub when the local boys are visited by a stranger. Directed by Jerome Davis, The Weir will play at Burning Coal's Murphey School Auditorium in downtown Raleigh from November 29th through December 16th. There will be a "pay what you can day" on Sunday December 2nd.   Performances are November 29, 30 and December 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 & 15 at 7:30 pm and December 2, 9 & 16th at 2 pm.  Tickets are available now for $25, with a senior discount (65+) at $20, a student, teachers, and active military discount at $15 and student rush tickets for $5 (if available) at curtain. Those interested can secure their tickets online at burningcoal.org or by calling the box office at 919.834.4001. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Pascale Armand Starring in NATURAL SHOCKS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Get a first look below at the world premiere of Natural Shocks starring Tony Nominee Pascale Armand (Eclipsed, The Trip to Bountiful). (more...)

Meet the Cast of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Nov 1, 2018

The Broadway production of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, a new play by Aaron Sorkin, starring Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch, begins previews tonight, Thursday, November 1. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

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