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Reg Rogers to Lead New Translation of Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2017-18 season with An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, newly translated from the Norwegian by Paul Walsh, directed by James Bundy, October 6-October 28 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 12. (more...)

Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Carrie Compere to Lead THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producers announced today the first North American tour and full casting of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Performances will begin October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors and the tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre. The tour will visit more than 30 cities in its first year on tour. Check out a complete tour route for the 2017-18 season below! (more...)

Capital Classics Theatre Company to Return to West Hartford Library with Shakespeare Book Club
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The Capital Classics Theatre Company returns to the Noah Webster Public Library in West Hartford for the fourth 'semester' of its popular Shakespeare Book Club. Join a passionate group of Shakespeare fans - of all ages - for eight months of group discussions of Shakespeare's earliest works. (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Stage Compelling Production of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. These words will come alive again as Cleveland Play House produces The Diary of Anne Frank, providing an immersive experience for the audience in this adaptation never-before seen on the CPH stage. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Announced for Controversial New Play FERGUSON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

Theatre Verite Collective announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of one of the most controversial plays in recent years, the World Premiere of Phelim McAleer's FERGUSON, directed by Jerry Dixon at the 30th Street Theatre (259 W 30 Street). (more...)

The Acting Company to Honor Playwright John Guare at 2017 Winter Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

The Acting Company will honor playwright John Guare and film and theater producer/philanthropist Anne L. Bernstein - two individuals whose exemplary work aligns with the artistic and educational ideals of the widely acclaimed touring repertory company that promotes theater and arts education nationwide - at the Company's 2017 Winter Gala, on December 4. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Announces Slate of Eight Talented Directors for 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Utah Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Brian Vaughn recently announced a slate of eight highly-creative, talented, and experienced directors for the Festival's 2018 season. Many have directed at the Festival before, but some will be new to Festival audiences. (more...)

LOST TEMPO Begins Next Week at Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Performances of Boston Playwrights' Theatre's (BPT) Lost Tempo begin next week. (more...)

Leanne Cabrera Joins ROMANCE OF THE WESTERN CHAMBER as Jessica Wu Leaves for Broadway's MISS SAIGON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Romance of the Western Chamber, the musical adaptation (in English) of the fabled Chinese classic Xi Xiang Ji, which opened last Saturday, September 16 at TADA! (located at 15 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor), will welcome Signature Theatre alum Leanne Cabrera (Emotional Creature) to the company. (more...)

Jason Gotay to Play Title Role in ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH at Laguna Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, Executive Director Ellen Richard and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) have announced that Kira Kosarin (three-time Kid's Choice Award-nominee of Nickelodeon's hit show 'The Thundermans'), Jason Gotay (World Premiere of Stephen Schwartz's The Prince Of Egypt, title role of Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Barry Pearl ('Grease') and Josh Adamson (Big Fish, Taboo) are set to star in Lythgoe Family Panto's ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH. (more...)

Krystina Alabado, Emma Hunton and Ben Fankhauser Tapped for THE MAD ONES Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

59E59 Theaters will launch the first show of Prospect Theater Company's three-year residency with the NYC premiere of THE MAD ONES, a new musical featuring book, music & lyrics by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk (Henry and Mudge) and directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer & Seller). (more...)

Controversial New Play FERGUSON to Make World Premiere in NYC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Theatre Verite Collective will present the world premiere of one of the most controversial plays in recent years, the World Premiere of Phelim McAleer's FERGUSON, directed by Jerry Dixon at the 30th Street Theatre (259 W 30 Street). (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, WAITING FOR GODOT and More Set for Tennessee Shakespeare Company's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre and education organization, today announced its Tenth Anniversary Performance and Education Season. (more...)

Steamy ANTONY & CLEOPATRA to Open Folger Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Folger Theatre launches its 2017/18 season of power, passion, and politics with William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra. (more...)

TheaterWorks Opens 32nd Season with THE WOLVES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

TheaterWorks (Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director) announced today that THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe will run October 5 through November 5, 2017 (please note date change). THE WOLVES is the 1st show of TheaterWorks 32nd Season, (more...)

Linbury Prize 2017 Finalists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

The Linbury Prize is the UK's most prestigious award for Stage Design, providing a unique opportunity for graduating designers to work with some of the UK's leading theatre, opera and dance companies. (more...)

PERICLES: BORN IN A TEMPEST Reimagines Shakespeare's Seafaring Adventure
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Hunger & Thirst Theatre, with The Guerrilla Shakespeare Project, is thrilled to present PERICLES: BORN IN A TEMPEST, written by William Shakespeare and conceived & directed by Jordan Reeves. PERICLES: BORN IN A TEMPEST begins performances on Thursday, November 2 for a limited engagement through Saturday, November 18. Press Opening isSunday, November 5 at 2 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: STAGES Closes 31st Season with Stunning SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

One of the most powerful musicals of all time, South Pacific triumphantly returns to STAGES for the first time in 25 years. Running September 8th through October 8th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, South Pacific will close STAGES' 31st Season with a timeless tale of love and loss. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Edward Watts to Go Green in 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!* The holiday musical will run November 4 - December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

The Public Theater's Free MOBILE UNIT Tour to Return This Fall with THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this fall with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE, directed by Lee Sunday Evans. (more...)

OTHELLO Will Be Inaugural Production of Invictus Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Invictus Theatre, a new theater company with a mission to create theatre that promotes a better understanding of the poetry, rhythm, and resonance of language and its ability to express the breadth of the human condition, is pleased to announce its first production, Othello: the Moor of Venice. A bold production of Shakespeare's tragic tale of love, lust, jealousy and ruthless vengeance, the play will open at the Heartland Studio Theatre in Chicago in November. (more...)

ONCE Extends at The Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

The Grand Theatre announces that due to high demand its production of ONCE has been extended. (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...)

FERGUSON World Premiere Begins Next Week in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Theatre Verite Collective presents the world premiere of one of the most controversial plays in recent years, the World Premiere of Phelim McAleer's FERGUSON, directed by Jerry Dixon at the 30th Street Theatre (259 W 30 Street). A friendly reminder that the strictly limited run will begin October 19 and run through November 5, 2017, celebrating its opening night on Monday, October 23 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Earl Jones to Knock the Ball Out of the Park for Roundabout's DAMN YANKEES Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced a special Benefit Concert Reading of Damn Yankees, the Tony award-winning musical comedy by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. (more...)

Cast Complete for Fiasco's TWELFTH NIGHT at Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle and Executive Producer Jeff Griffin, will present Fiasco Theater's TWELFTH NIGHT, by William Shakespeare, beginning performances Wednesday, November 29 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through Saturday, January 6. The official press opening is Thursday, December 14. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET Now on the Road in Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's WillPower Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

From the page and to the stage, William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet launches Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's annual WillPower Tour which will perform for 50 schools across Pennsylvania and New Jersey through November 17. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christine Dunford Talks About Directing COLLECTED STORIES
by Don Grigware - Oct 12, 2017

CHRISTINE DUNFORD made her directorial debut with last year's production of Good People at the Hudson Guild. She trained as an actor at Juilliard, making her debut in Joe Papp's Two Gentlemen of Verona. Broadway: Serious Money. Off-Broadway: Love's Labors Lost (Public Theater);Serious Money (Public Theater);Tamara; Infidelities (Primary Stages.) LA: I Carry Your Heart (BootlegTheater);The Cryptogram; Old Neighborhood (Geffen Playhouse);7Blow Jobs; Erotic Curtsies (Bottom's Dream Theater Company); Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike (Edgemar Theater.) Film: Ulee's Gold Love & Basketball American Dream Bandit Hound Hello Herman August Creek and award-winning shorts Dos Corazones and Lost People of Mountain Village. Ms. Dunford has appeared in over 100 episodes of television. Series Regular: Good Sports Bob Hudson Street Something So Right and Secret Lives of Men . Guest Star: The Gifted, Longmire, The Mentalist, Bones: & many others. Solo Performance: HBO Aspen Comedy Festival. She is currently directing a production of Donald Margulies' Collected Stories to open at the Dorie Theater at the Complex Friday October 13. (more...)

Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe to Celebrate 'WOMEN OF NOTES' with The New York Pops
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

The New York Pops, under the baton of Music Director Steven Reineke, pays tribute to female composers and lyricists of the stage and screen on Friday, November 17 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

CONSTELLATIONS, 'LINES' and More Set for Theatre LILA's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Theatre LILA will present two mainstage shows and dozens of student theatre workshops in its upcoming season, telling moving, personal stories in innovative ways. (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...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Suspenseful Sci-Fi Thriller THE NETHER to Open at Jungle Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Casey Stangl (Fully Committed) returns to the Jungle from Los Angeles to direct Jennifer Haley's award-winning The Nether opening September 16 and on stage through October 15 at the Lyn-Lake neighborhood theater, 2951 Lyndale Ave. S. in Minneapolis. A smart and tightly wound drama, The Nether is both serpentine crime story and haunting sci-fi thriller exploring the consequences of living out private dreams in a world of ever-advancing technology. (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...)

EgoPo Classic Theater Announces Cast of LYDIE BREEZE TRILOGY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

EgoPo Classic Theater celebrates its 25th Anniversary with the 2017-18 John Guare Festival. As the centerpiece of the season, the company is presenting the world premiere of Guare's Lydie Breeze Trilogy. This three-part American epic can be experienced in three ways: as a three-part series spread over three months, a three-night marathon, or a one-day (nine-hour) marathon with built in meal breaks. The performances of these modern American classics begin January 31, 2018 with Part I, and will run through May 6, 2018. All performances of the Lydie Breeze Trilogy will be held at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street. More information about the Trilogy, tickets, and information about the company can be found online at www.egopo.org. (more...)

Strike Up the Band! Final Casting Announced for THE BAND'S VISIT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Broadway production of the critically acclaimed musical THE BAND'S VISIT, arriving on Broadway in Fall 2017 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (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...)

Quiz: How Many Of These 100 Musicals Have You Seen?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld has assembled a list of 100 musicals! We're wondering... which of these have our readers seen either on screen or on stage? (more...)

Will Swenson Will Return to WAITRESS as Earl This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

The producers of the Broadway hit Waitress have announced that on September 12, 2017 Tony Award nominee Will Swenson will return to the hit Broadway musical in the role of Earl, the ne'er-do-well husband, opposite Betsy Wolfe as Jenna, the titular pie-maker. Earl is currently played by Joe Tippett, who will play his final performance on September 10. (more...)

Meet the 100-Person Cast of THE ODYSSEY at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

It's nearly here! An initiative and production years in the making comes to the Seattle Repertory Theatre Bagley Wright Theatre stage in just two short weeks in the form of a musical adaptation of The Odyssey, featuring an over-100-person cast. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 28, 2017
by - Aug 28, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Cal Shakes Closes Season with MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater finishes its 43rd Season with Measure for Measure in our first-ever co-production with Santa Cruz Shakespeare. (more...)

Shakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Old Globe today announced due to popular demand, that William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, has now been extended through September 22.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 21st, 2017: Broadway Community Rallies for 2017 Covenant House 'Sleep Out' and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: over 70 members of the Broadway community will rally tonight for 2017 Covenant House 'Sleep Out!' (more...)

Photo Flash: Hip to Hip Theatre Company Enters Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Hip to Hip Theatre Company, under the Artistic Direction of Jason Marr is in their final week of performances. Five remaining shows are scheduled for Manhattan, Queens, and Southampton. Now in its eleventh season, Hip to Hip will end their 2017 tour with a performance of Henry IV on Saturday, August 19th at 7:30 pm in Southampton.  (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...)

Michael Halling and Leah Berry to Lead SOUTH PACIFIC at STAGES St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

One of the most powerful musicals of all time, South Pacific triumphantly returns to STAGES for the first time in 25 years. Running September 8th through October 8th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, South Pacific will close STAGES' 31st Season with a timeless tale of love and loss. (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...)

Breaking: Jin Ha & More Join Clive Owen in M. BUTTERFLY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, Doug Morris and Spencer Ross today announce full casting for the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award®-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY, directed by Tony Award® winner Julie Taymor. (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...)

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