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BWW Album Review: HADESTOWN Journeys To A Lush, Rollicking Underworld
by Amanda Prahl - Oct 9, 2017

A post-apocalyptic Depression-era retelling of an ancient Greek myth may not seem like obvious subject matter for a musical. But Hadestown, which ran at New York Theatre Workshop in the summer of 2016, took this bizarre concept and ran with it. Written by Anais Mitchell, Hadestown weaves together an industrial allegory and sweeping romance with the myths of Orpheus and eurydice and Hades and Persephone. The bluesy score sweeps listeners away on this epic journey, thanks to the new live cast album, released by Warner Music Group/Ghost Light Records. (more...)

Ellen Margolis' PERICLES WET Makes World Premiere this December at Portland Shakes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Portland Shakespeare Project presents the world premiere of Pericles Wet, by Portland playwright Ellen Margolis. Commissioned by Portland Shakes, Pericles Wet is a masterful adaptation of William Shakespeare's Pericles directed by Michael Mendelson. (more...)

Anna Chlumsky, Becky Ann Baker, Adam Pally and More to Star in CARDINAL at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced complete casting for the world premiere of GREG PIERCE's play, Cardinal, directed by KATE WHORISKEY. (more...)

Media Citadel Theatre presents the Canadian Premiere of New Musical HADESTOWN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

The 2016 Off-Broadway hit, Hadestown is in the thick of rehearsals and set-up in preparation for its Canadian premiere at the Citadel Theatre November 11 to December 3, 2017, and anticipated Broadway run in 2018. (more...)

Patrick Page Talks Atypical Villainy and More in HADESTOWN at Citadel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Broadway star Patrick Page, known for his roles in shows such as The Lion King and Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, has been with HADESTOWN since it was at the workshop stage. Page played Hades in the New York Theatre Workshop production Off-Broadway, and is continuing in the role here at the Citadel. Below, the acclaimed actor spoke with Citadel Theatre's Sydnee Bryant about how he pursued the role and why Hades isn't a typical villain. (more...)

Hofesh Shechter Company Announces New Double Bill and Further Dates For GRAND FINALE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

Throughout 2018, Hofesh Shechter Company will tour a powerful double-bill comprising of the rarely seen Clowns and a brand new companion piece as yet untitled, performed by Shechter II, their apprentice company for dancers aged 18-25. (more...)

TORCH SONG, Starring Michael Urie, Adds Final Week at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Due to overwhelmingly strong ticket sales, the critically acclaimed production of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song has added one final week of performances, announced Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director). The production will now play through Saturday, December 9 and will not be able to extend further. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Revive American Classic OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

For its second play of Season 36, North Coast Rep is reviving John Steinbeck's classic drama novella-turned play, OF MICE AND MEN. (more...)

Photo Flash: NPR Holiday Favorite THE SANTALAND DIARIES to Bring Cheer to TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley breaks new ground in 2017 by adding a second holiday show to its season, The Santaland Diaries at the intimate 180-seat Lohman Theatre in Los Altos Hills (more...)

Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, Starring Michael Urie, Opens Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song, directed by Mois s Kaufman, opens tonight at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street). The production will play an extended run through Sunday, December 3. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JASPER IN DEADLAND at Oregon Children's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

17-year-old Jasper is struggling to make sense of his life. He's failing classes, was kicked off the swim team, and his family life is rough. (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...)

Announcing Lincoln Center's White Light Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss today announced Lincoln Center's 2017 White Light Festival, which runs from October 18 through November 15. With more than 35 events presented in 13 venues throughout the city, including U.S. and New York premieres and nine commissions, the eighth annual international festival will explore transcendence, interior illumination, and faith in the human spirit, as exhibited through artistic expression across continents and centuries. The multidisciplinary festival takes its name from a quotation by Estonian composer Arvo Part: "Icouldcomparemymusic to white light, which contains all colors. Only a prism can divide the colors and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener." (more...)

North Coast Rep to Revive American Classic OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

For its second play of Season 36, North Coast Rep is reviving John Steinbeck's classic drama novella-turned play, OF MICE AND MEN. (more...)

UC Berkeley to Bring Ovid's Myths to Magical Life in METAMORPHOSES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) opens its 2017-18 season with Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses, a visually stunning rendering of Ovid's mythical tales. (more...)

Amber Gray to Return as 'Persephone' in HADESTOWN's Pre-Broadway Run in Canada
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Just announced, the pre-Broadway production of Anais Mitchell's musical Hadestown will star original cast members Patrick Page and Amber Gray, reprising their roles as Hades and Persephone, respectively. (more...)

Reg Rogers-Led AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE Opens Tonight at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 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, now through October 28 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is tonight, October 12. (more...)

Transatlantic Love Affair's THE PRIVATEER to Sail Into Illusion Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Illusion Theater will present THE PRIVATEER, a daring new tale by the celebrated physical theatre ensemble, Transatlantic Love Affair (TLA). On stage November 3-18, The Privateer explores the strange world of the 'golden age of piracy,' where the lines between legal and illegal, moral and immoral could be erased on a whim. (more...)

HADESTOWN, THE SILVER ARROW and More Set for Citadel Theatre's 2017-18 Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

The new Citadel Theatre season, starting in less than two weeks, is literally stellar for the many accomplished artists, local, national, and international, who will appear on Citadel stages in the coming months. (more...)

Simpatico Theatre Project Announces Allison Heishman as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Philadelphia's Simpatico Theatre Project is proud to announce that Allison Heishman has joined the organization as the company's new Artistic Director. Heishman will lead the company's exciting evolution that will continue to explore stories that celebrate, challenge, and expand our definitions of community and compassion. (more...)

Patrick Page, Reeve Carney, and TV Carpio to Lead Canadian Premiere of HADESTOWN at Citadel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

The pre-Broadway Canadian engagement of HADESTOWN will star three Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark alumni: Patrick Page, Reeve Carney, and T.V. Carpio. Rachel Chavkin, who directed the original Off-Broadway production, will helm the show in Canada. (more...)

HADESTOWN's Vance Avery Dishes on His Role in the New Musical
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Vance Avery, born and raised in Edmonton, is one of the Canadian cast members of the Pre-Broadway Canadian Premiere of Hadestown at the Citadel Theatre. Avery plays one of the Workers, who are a new addition to the show since the Off-Broadway production at New York Theatre Workshop in 2016. The Citadel's Sydnee Bryant spoke with the actor about his role, why Hadestown is a unique musical, and how special it is to perform at the Citadel for the first time. (more...)

Hal Wesley Rogers Discusses His New Role in the Musical HADESTOWN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Originally from Leduc, Alberta, just 15 minutes south of Edmonton, Hal Wesley Rogers first discovered his passion for acting after seeing the Citadel Theatre's 2006 production of Peter Pan. Rogers, now based in Vancouver, returns to his home province for the Pre-Broadway Canadian Premiere of Hadestown. The Citadel's Sydnee Bryant (fun fact: they went to the same high school!) spoke with Rogers about his role as a Worker and what it's like to appear on the Citadel stage for the first time. (more...)

Suzanne Farrell Ballet to Bring 'FOREVER BALANCHINE' Farewell to Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

In a farewell program of George Balanchine favorites, each with a special meaning for Ms. Farrell, the Kennedy Center's own The Suzanne Farrell Ballet celebrates its 16th and final season with performances in the Opera House, December 7-9. (more...)

SITI Company Presents Yukio Mishima's HANJO As Part Of Japan Society's 'Noh Now' Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

SITI Company, the internationally acclaimed ensemble theater, co-founded by famed American director Anne Bogart, showcases Yukio Mishima's mysterious and poetic play Hanjo directed by SITI Co-Artistic Director Leon Ingulsrud. (more...)

Actress Kira Guloien Dishes on Her New Role in HADESTOWN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Kira Guloien is one of the Canadian actors cast in Ana s Mitchell and Rachel Chavkin's much-anticipated pre-Broadway Canadian Premiere of Hadestown. (more...)

Michael Urie-Led HAMLET Finds Full Cast at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) announces the cast and creative team for Hamlet, directed by STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn and featuring acclaimed actor Michael Urie as the tortured Danish prince. Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedy will run January 16-February 25, 2018 at Sidney Harman Hall. (more...)

Harris Theater's 2017-18 'Beyond the Aria' Series Continues Tonight with Christine Goerke & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, in association with Lyric Unlimited, has announced the return of Beyond the Aria - the highly acclaimed performance series produced by the Harris Theater which pairs internationally celebrated opera singers of Lyric's mainstage alongside rising stars from The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago. (more...)

Quantum Dragon Theatre Presents World Premiere of AGELESS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Quantum Dragon Theatre, the San Francisco Bay Area's premiere science-fiction/fantasy theatre company, begins its second season with a world-premiere of Bay-Area playwright Bridgette Dutta Portman's near-future, speculative-fiction play Ageless, or the Revolt of the Flesh. This limited-run production, directed by Katja Rivera, will open at the Phoenix Theatre- located at 414 Mason Street, San Francisco- on Friday, December 1st at 8pm. (more...)

Producer Mara Isaacs Gives the Inside Scoop and More in HADESTOWN at Citadel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Hadestown, the electrifying new musical destined for Broadway, is coming to Citadel Theatre November 11 to December 3. (more...)

Theatre NOVA Presents THE YEAR WITHOUT A PANTO CLAUS Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the world premiere of The Year Without a Panto Claus by Carla Milarch and R. MacKenzie Lewis. (more...)

Reeve Carney Chats HADESTOWN at Citadel, Touring Solo, SPIDER-MAN and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Reeve Carney, who plays Orpheus, spoke with Citadel Theatre's Sydnee Bryant about growing up in a musical family, learning to play a new instrument, and reuniting with his Spiderman co-stars Patrick Page and T.V. Carpio in Ana s Mitchell and Rachel Chavkin's new production of Hadestown. (more...)

Transatlantic Love Affair's THE PRIVATEER to Sail Into Illusion Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Illusion Theater will present THE PRIVATEER, a daring new tale by the celebrated physical theatre ensemble, Transatlantic Love Affair (TLA). On stage November 3-18, The Privateer explores the strange world of the 'golden age of piracy,' where the lines between legal and illegal, moral and immoral could be erased on a whim. (more...)

Cast Announced for West End Transfer of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Casting is today announced for the West End transfer for Bob Dylan's and Conor McPherson's Girl From the North Country, following a sell-out, critically acclaimed run at The Old Vic. (more...)

Opera Columbus, Against the Grain Theatre and Banff Centre Seek Members for Virtual Chorus Extravaganza
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

Opera Columbus, along with co-producers Against the Grain Theatre in Toronto, Ontario and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta are developing Christoph Willibald Gluck's most famous work, Orph e et eurydice (Berlioz version). Premiering in 1762, the opera was in the vanguard, changing the way that the musical form was experienced. Opera Columbus' interpretation of the piece while staying true to the music and feel of the Baroque original -- will place the work firmly in the 21st century with new electronic orchestration, baroque burlesque dancers, sopranos singing from silks, and aerial dancers. Most importantly, the co-producers are seeking singers of all types who are interested in becoming part of the production's virtual chorus. (more...)

National Chorale presents 50th Presentation Of Handel's Messiah Sing-In, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, continues its 2017-2018 Season at Lincoln Center with the 50th presentation of Handel's Messiah Sing-In onFriday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30pm at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC. Tickets are $30-100 and are available at www.nationalchorale.com, or by calling (212) 333-5333. (more...)

Photo Flash: More Photos from Opening Night of HADESTOWN at Citadel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

The pre-Broadway production of Ana s Mitchell's musical Hadestown just celebrated its opening at the Citadel Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Jackson, Laura Osnes and Aaron Tveit Headline New York Philharmonic's 2017 Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

The New York Philharmonic's 2017 holiday season presents classical and seasonal hallmarks, four Broadway stars singing Laureate Conductor Leonard Bernstein's musical theater highlights, and the beloved annual traditions of Holiday Brass and Handel's Messiah. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards; Granbury's SHREK Leads as Best Ensemble!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Delaware Awards; Clear Space Leads as Best Professional Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Photo Flash: Reeve Carney, Rachel Chavkin and More Celebrate HADESTOWN Opening at the Citadel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The pre-Broadway production of Ana s Mitchell's musical Hadestown just celebrated its opening at the Citadel Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

VIDEO: Patrick Page, Amber Gray, Reeve Carney and More in New Trailer for HADESTOWN at Citadel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Get ready for the pre-Broadway production of Ana s Mitchell's musical Hadestown at the Citadel Theatre with a brand-new trailer! (more...)


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Casting Announced for Raven Theatre's Chicago Premiere of NICE GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Raven Theatre has announced casting for its Chicago premiere of Melissa Ross's humorous and heartfelt play NICE GIRL, directed by Lauren Shouse. (more...)

Blessed Unrest Presents THE SNOW QUEEN at the New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Following the 2016 hit production of A Christmas Carol, the award-winning company Blessed Unrest returns to the New Ohio this holiday season with a contemporary riff on Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen, tailored for the entire 21st century family (ideal for children 7 and up). (more...)

Actor Kingsley Leggs Talks About His Role in the Musical HADESTOWN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

Broadway actor Kingsley Leggs, who originated the roles of Mister in The Color Purple and Curtis Jackson in Sister Act, joined the cast of Hadestown for the new production at Citadel Theatre. Leggs plays Hermes, the liaison between the mortal world and the afterlife, in the Canadian Premiere of the most anticipated show of the season. The Citadel's Sydnee Bryant spoke with Leggs about his role and the importance of diversity. (more...)

Japan Society presents The SITI Company Production of Yukio Mishima's HANJO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

Japan Society proudly presents the New York City premiere of SITI Company's striking interpretation of Yukio Mishima's play Hanjo, created and performed by the internationally acclaimed ensemble theater SITI Company, in a new English Translation by SITI Co-Artistic Director Leon Ingulsrud, who also directs. Arriving as part of the NOH-NOW Series within Japan Society's Fall 2017-Winter 2017 Performing Arts Season, coinciding with the Society's 110th Anniversary, this production will have three performances, December 7 9, at Japan Society (333 East 47th Street). (more...)

Bel Powley Rounds Out Cast of Second Stage's LOBBY HERO on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that Bel Powley will join the previously announced Michael Cera, Chris Evans, and Brian Tyree Henry, to complete the cast of Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero, directed by Trip Cullman. (more...)

Harris Theater's 2017-18 'Beyond the Aria' Series to Continue Next Week with Christine Goerke & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, in association with Lyric Unlimited, has announced the return of Beyond the Aria - the highly acclaimed performance series produced by the Harris Theater which pairs internationally celebrated opera singers of Lyric's mainstage alongside rising stars from The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago. (more...)

Jocelyn Bioh's SCHOOL GIRLS, OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Begins Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

MCC Theater presents the second show of its 2017-18 season: the World Premiere of School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony winner Rebecca Taichman. A friendly reminder that School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play begins previews at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) tonight, November 1, 2017. (more...)

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