Waiting for Godot

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by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
Wendi Peters, Kimberley Walsh and Matthew Kelly will star as Mrs Baskin, Susan Lawrence and George MacMillan respectively. They join the previously announced Jay McGuiness as Josh Baskin. Based on the smash-hit movie starring Tom Hanks, BIG The Musical makes its West End premiere at the Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited nine-week season from 6 September to 2 November 2019, with a Gala Night in aid of Make-A-Wish on Tuesday 17 September.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
From June 19 to 23, New Yiddish Rep will present 'Crazy Meshuge Hurricane Earthquake' by Amy Coleman, directed by David Mandelbaum, at The Playroom Theater, 151 West 46th Street, 8 fl. This six-character play (portrayed by four actors) is the story of an unlikely connection that develops between a middle aged non-religious Jewish woman and a young Hasidic man struggling with schizophrenia. Hired to be his caretaker, the woman attempts to give him the support he needs, but discovers that her agenda may have more to do with her own needs than his. The play offers important lessons on love and trust.
by Don Grigware - May 23, 2019
Theatre of the Absurd is offbeat and terribly entertaining, but you must have the right actors and skilled direction. Fine director James Bundy has dynamic actress Dianne Wiest in the role of Winnie in Samuel Beckett's Happy Days. With her consistently optimistic outlook crashing up against a cloudy world, laughs are guaranteed. Currently onstage at the MTF through June 30, the play will have audiences mesmerized by the dandy work of Miss Wiest and her partner Michael Rudko playing her husband Willie.
by Anthony Walker-Cook - May 15, 2019
For all its bravado and comedy, Roy Williams' The Firm is a potent piece about masculinity. Set in an attractive south London pub, four friends have gathered to celebrate the release of their friend Shaun, who has spent the past 12 years in prison. But as the evening continues, an unexpected guest and copious amounts of alcohol prompt revelations about all of those gathered.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
Victoria Theatre Association together with WRGT FOX 45 is conducting a local search for the most creative pie recipe, like the signature pies from WAITRESS. As pie is a key ingredient to the storytelling of the show, VTA requests submissions of creative pie recipes that mimic the show's whimsical pies like the Almost Makes You Believe Again Pie or the Key (lime) to Happiness Pie. To enter, bakers -- professional and amateur alike -- must send their creative recipes to piecontest@victoriatheatre.com or visit https://victoriatheatre.com/shows/waitress/.
by Walter McBride - May 14, 2019
New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, just honored three-time Tony Award winner, Nathan Lane, with its 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 70th Annual Spring Luncheon Tribute at the New York Marriott Marquis.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
Final casting has been announced for the upcoming concert performance of Rodgers & Hammerstein's iconic musical CAROUSEL for one night only at Cadogan Hall on Sunday 19th May.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
Ophelia's Jump Productions (OJP) will extend its successful run of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece, Waiting for Godot, taking the show to the Let Live Theatre at The Actors Company in Los Angeles for a 3 show run from May 30 through June 1.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for Artistic Director Michael Longhurst's inaugural Donmar production Europe by David Greig. Joining previously announced cast members Billy Howle (Berlin), Kevork Malikyan (Sava), Faye Marsay (Adele), Stephen Wight (Billy) and Shane Zaza (Morocco) will be Theo Barklem-Biggs as Horse, Ron Cook as Fret and Natalia Tena as Katia.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced the nominees for the 9th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2018-2019 season.
by Peter Nason - Jun 9, 2019
Janis Stevens gives the performance of the year in a show that you won't be able to shake for a long time.
by Jay Irwin - Jun 7, 2019
Dear Readers, back in 2011 I was fortunate enough to see a play entitled "The Brothers Size" at a local theater. It was an evening that shook me to my core theatrically. I mention this, not to compare it with Antoinette Nwandu's "Pass Over", currently being offered at ACT, but to explain that not from that day to this has a show destroyed me emotionally as "Pass Over" did last night. Now you may say it's because I'm a sap or due to some "white liberal guilt" and to that I say, "yeah, probably." But also, it's entirely due to the insanely brilliant play and performances bringing to light such prevalent injustice.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2019 summer season with The Good Person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Wendy Arons and adapted by Tony Kushner, playing July 3 through July 21, 2019 at the Bruns Amphitheater. A Pay What You Can performance will be held on Wednesday, July 3. Tickets will be available starting at 10am on the day of the show through TodayTix and the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666.
by Alan Henry - Jun 6, 2019
Producer Kevin McCollum announced today that the new musical, Mrs. Doubtfire, will premiere at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre this fall on route to Broadway.  The musical features a book Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell and music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, the Tony Award nominated team behind Something Rotten!  Four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks (Hello, Dolly!) will direct and Lorin Latarro (Waitress) will choreograph.  Ethan Popp (Tina) will serve as Music Supervisor.
by Walter McBride - Jun 5, 2019
Janet McTeer is a 2019 Tony nominee for her role in Bernhardt/Hamlet. Check out these flashback photos of McTeer at various events in the past!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
New Yiddish Rep invites you to see Lea Kalisch in her cabaret performance, 'In Love with a Dream,' to be presented June 19 to 23 at 9:00 PM each night by New Yiddish Rep at Playroom Theater, 151 West 46th Street, 8 fl.  Kalisch is a dynamic, sexy, multidisciplinary performer originally from Zurich, Switzerland.  The running time is 65 minutes and critics are invited to all performances.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
Following an official launch party at The Silverlight Tavern, the newly-founded production company 3DaysPrior has announced its first endeavor- a production of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Performances will take place at The Upstairs Theater at Saint Paul's Church (334 South 5th Street) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The production will be directed by Rachel B. Karp, and star co-artistic directors Sydney Tennant (the upcoming film 'The Secret,' opposite Katie Holmes and Josh Lucas) and Ziggy Schulting as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
Truth to Power Cafe is a new international performance event combining memoir, poetry, music, image, and live and spontaneous testimony from local participants (or heroes, as I prefer to call them), in response to the question: 'Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?'.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Theatre for a New Audience founding artistic director Jeffrey Horowitz, having just received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 OBIEs, today announces TFANA's 40th anniversary season. The 2019-2020 programming exemplifies what makes TFANA, in the words of the OBIE committee, one of the city's most vital institutions championing adventurous and urgent productions of Shakespeare alongside other writers.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Moses and Kitch stand around on the corner - talking smack, passing the time, and hoping that today a miracle will come. The Echo Theater Company presents theWest Coast premiere of Pass Over, the 2019 Lucille Lortel award-winning play by Antoinette Nwanduthat mashes up Waiting for Godotwith the Exodus saga - a rare piece of politically charged theater by a bold new American voice.Deena Selenow directs for a July 13 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. Pay-what-you-want previews begin July 10, and performances continue through Aug. 19.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
Continuing to create and tour world-class theatre both in the UK and abroad, Selladoor Worldwide are pleased to announce a brand new production and major worldwide tour of Queen and Ben Elton's multi award-winning rock musical We Will Rock You. The musical will be produced in conjunction with Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions and Showtime Management SA.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
2Cents Theatre Group's 2019 Best of INK @Fringe production, Lear/Loman by Kate Schwartz, will play four more performances at the Broadwater Main Stage. Featuring Leon Russom as King Lear and Bruno Oliver as Willy Loman, the cast will also include (in alphabetical order) Lauran Dewey, Tim Kopacz, Heather Roberts, Sarah Schulte, and Ruben Uy. Under the direction of Scott Leggett, the remaining performances are Saturday 6/15 at 11:30am; Thursday 6/20 at 5pm; Saturday 6/22 at midnight; and Sunday 6/30 at 1:30pm. Running time is 60 minutes.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts today announced its 2019 White Light Festival, which will run October 19 through November 24. For its tenth anniversary season, the multidisciplinary festival will feature events presented in eight venues across the city, including U.S. and New York premieres and the return of festival favorites.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
The Sacred Fools Theater Company is excited to announce its upcoming 23rd Season (2019-2020), featuring two World Premieres and two West Coast Premieres. These four shows serve as the company's Prime Season, in addition to the high volume of late-night and off-night programming the company produces.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Luna Stage's 2019-2020 Season features bold new plays that examine the power of independence, the value of freedom, and what it means to be 'American.' Season Passes are now on sale for six-play season, which features two World Premieres, the 2019 Lucille Lortel Award-winner for Best New Play, and the launch of Luna's new American Voices Series.
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 8, 2019
Today's top stories: Tonight, Alice Ripley, Tony Yazbeck, Betsy Wolfe, and many more Broadway stars take the stage in Into The Woods at Town Hall!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019
Southern Belles, uniting two ground-breaking one-act plays by Tennessee Williams, will headline the King's Head Theatre's 2019 Queer Season, running from 24 July to 24 August. Southern Belles is directed by Jamie Armitage, co-director of the multi Olivier nominated musical Six.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Angel Ysaguirre, Executive Director, has announced casting for August Wilson's King Hedley II, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. King Hedley II runs September 12 - October 13, 2019 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:30pm.
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 13, 2019
The magic is real at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway! Prepare to be on the edge of your seat as Harry, Ron and Hermione launch into a thrilling new adventure that begins 19 years later. The entire theatre has been transfigured to immerse you in this spectacular world where epic duels, extraordinary spells and beloved characters come to life. Filled with unprecedented stagecraft and thrilling storytelling, this Tony Award-winning show is a singular, unforgettable experience. Get to know the current cast of the Broadway production!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Haven Theatre, newly rebranded as "Haven," announces its 2019-20 Season, kicking off this fall with its fifth consecutive DIRECTORS HAVEN, three short plays showcasing the talents of early career directors, each with razor-sharp and inspiring visions for their work and our industry. Helming this year's productions are Lauren Katz, Aaron Mays and AJ Schwartz.
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Jul 10, 2019
There is tremendous support in our audience for bringing younger people into the theatre, and we're having some success in that regard. I'm positive, but I'm also unsure of where we are headed with digital technologies and what they mean for our industry and the larger culture. Our challenge, I suppose, is to be adaptive to what comes along without giving up the wisdom and glories of the past.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
The idea of Motley was born in a small coffee house in Lucknow in 1978 when Naseeruddin Shah & Benjamin Gilani decided to produce plays that they were curious about. They decided to go with Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, though they had no clue as to how to go about it. Godot was in rehearsal for nearly a year and finally opened on July 29th at the newly inaugurated Prithvi Theatre, under the banner of Majma, Om Puri's fledgling company. This was because we hadn't yet found a name for the group but by the next show we had decided on MOTLEY; only thing is that the next show was performed only a year and four months later!
by Zofeen Maqsood - Jul 1, 2019
40 years and 42 productions later Motley productions showcases some of the finest in Indian theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
For April, New Yiddish Rep has scheduled two events, a new 'Kabaret!' event and a Freedom Seder, to be presented in its studio space, The Cyrus and Rose Feldman Studio Theater, located at 315 W. 39 Street, 9th floor.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned the Studio Theatre's2019-2020 Main Series Season, featuring five productions marked by their expansive curiosity and theatrical dexterity. The plays in Studio's 41st season range from an indictment of a failing education system to a complex consideration of authority and abuse in the Catholic Church, a raucous comedy about the ugliness of the beauty industry to a humane but unflinching look at young Black men caught in a cycle of violence beyond their control, and an excavation of a childhood shaped by a parent's secret life. Characteristically Studio, these productions span the globe, or head back in time, to powerfully illuminate our present moment.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019
The diner recently Welcomed Jeremy Woodard to the role of 'Earl' in the National Touring Production of Waitress! Waitress is the hit Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelly's 2007 motion picture.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Walker Vreeland's FROM SHIP TO SHAPE will be performed one night only on Monday, June 10 at 7 pm. The show comes to the East End following an extended sold-out run Off-Broadway. The solo performance stars and is written by award-winning radio personality Walker Vreeland. The show is a compelling autobiographical monologue and includes songs performed by Mr. Vreeland.
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 23, 2019
New Yiddish Rep will present Lea Kalisch (www.leakalisch.com) in a new solo show, 'In Love with a Dream,' as its May 11 'Kabaret!' at The Cyrus and Rose Feldman Studio Theater, 315 W. 39 Street, 9th floor. Kalisch is a dynamic, sexy, multidisciplinary performer originally from Zurich, Switzerland.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
Following his sold-out, extended Off- Broadway run, solo performer and award-winning radio personality Walker Vreeland will bring his musical autobiographical monologue FROM SHIP TO SHAPE back to Bay Street Theatre on June 10th.
by Cybele Pomeroy - Apr 23, 2019
Director Lance Bankerd and a top-notch cast deliver Tom Stoppard's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, an existential comedy favorite, at Fells Point Corner Theatre in a way that is familiar, fresh, hilarious, pathetic and inevitable. Lighting is well-timed, sound cues unflawed, and acoustics of the theater render whispers and mutterings indistinct yet audible, and you could even be chosen to become part of the show, if you so consent.
by Review Roundups - Apr 21, 2019
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus officially opens on Broadway today, April 21, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
The Ojai Playwrights Conference is announcing the company of performers and playwrights for their annual Gala Benefit, a farm-to-stable celebration to be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Aspen Grove Ranch, a stunning private ranch in upper Ojai. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
The Broadway hit musical drama CHOIR BOY; the satirical and timely new comedy ADMISSIONS; the modern urban masterpiece PASS OVER; the Tony-nominated eco-thriller THE CHILDREN;  and the sweeping Broadway musical  BRIGHT STAR will make up SpeakEasy Stage Company's 2019-2020 Season, the company's Founder and Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault announced today.
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 14, 2019
Nathan Lane has returned to Broadway this season in the new play Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus. Lane has had an extremely diverse career, spanning over 30 years. From comedic musicals, to heart-wrenching plays, to screen work, voiceovers, and much more, Lane has become a household name.
by Colin Fleming-Stumpf - Apr 14, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2019
Caroline Gottlieb, Visible Ink Productions, and the Beverly Hills Playhouse have announced a new production of Tom Kempinski's critically-acclaimed drama Duet for One, set for a five-week run at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Under the direction of Allen Barton, the cast will feature Mia Christou and Howard Leder. Opening is on Friday, April 12, at 8pm. The regular running schedule is Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm through May 12.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
Ophelia's Jump Productions (OJP) continues its successful 7th season with Samuel Beckett's masterpiece, Waiting for Godot, performed at the OJP Studio Theater, located at 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H, in Upland, from April 24 through May 11, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
Celebrity Attractions is pleased to announce that WAITRESS will make its Tulsa debut at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for a limited eight performance engagement April 16-21. Tickets are on sale now.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
Tickets officially go on sale on today for the New York Premiere of #DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment tickets can be purchased online through telecharge.com. The Westside Theatre box office will officially open on June 6, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
Directed by Jennifer Tarver and performed by actor, writer and knitter Kirk Dunn, The Knitting Pilgrim is a multidisciplinary one-person theatrical experience that uses storytelling, image projection and a one-of-a-kind textile installation called Stitched Glass. The show, which premieres at the Aga Khan Museum's Auditorium for 3 performances May 11 and 12, 2019, and then tours for 39 more shows around Ontario, tells a story of a journey that you need to experience.