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Breaking: HADESTOWN Will Arrive on Broadway in April 2019 at the Walter Kerr Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

Producers Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, and Tom Kirdahy announced today that Hadestown, the new musical by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, developed with visionary director and Tony Award® nominee Rachel Chavkin, will transfer this spring to Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street). (more...)

Doug Varone And Dancers Presents The World Premiere Of EVERYTHING IS FINE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2018

Doug Varone and Dancers presents the World Premiere of everything is fine December 12-16, 2018 at The New Ohio Theatre (more...)

BWW REVIEW: EURYDICE Is An Unusual Alternate Look At The Greek Love Story
by Jade Kops - Nov 21, 2018

Mad March Hare Theatre Company and Red Line Productions' interpretation of Sarah Ruhl's eurydice explores a daughter's love for her father.  (more...)

Kareem M. Lucas Presents Solo Show 'Black Is Beautiful, But It Ain't Always Pretty' at JACK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

In this solo show, Kareem M. Lucas reanimates the memory of a never-ending NYC night - a wild roller coaster ride through alcohol, drugs, sex, joy, loss, and self-discovery. He weaves together his past and present to interrogate our desperate need for significance, in life and after death, and mythologizes the everyday experience of a common Black man in America. Directed by Zoey Martinson, with music composed and performed by Emily Gardner Xu Hall, Black Is Beautiful, But It Ain't Always Pretty is an epic poem about fulfilling one's purpose-if there is any-before time runs out. The clock is ticking. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

On Tuesday night, HADESTOWN opened in the Olivier Theatre at the National Theatre in London. (more...)

Review Roundup: HADESTOWN Opens at the National Theatre!
by Review Roundups - Nov 15, 2018

Following record-breaking runs at New York Theatre Workshop and Canada's Citadel Theatre, Hadestown just opened at the National Theatre prior to Broadway. (more...)

BWW Review: HADESTOWN, National Theatre
by Rona Kelly - Nov 14, 2018

The latest incarnation of Anais Mitchell's musical sees it cross the river to the other side, playing to UK audiences before heading to Broadway. The result: an otherworldly experience with sublime staging. (more...)

San Jose Stage Presents BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

San Jose Stage continues its "Explosively Charged" Season 36 with Stephen Adly Guirgis' Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Between Riverside and Crazy'. Directed by Jeffrey Lo 'Riverside' will feature renowned actor L. Peter Callender, Artistic Director of San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company.  This explosive comedy seemingly pulled directly from today's headlines boldly examines, with witty street-smarts and warmth, the slippery nature of justice. (more...)

Nottingham Playhouse And Northern Stage Announce Cast of WONDERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

NOTTINGHAM Playhouse has announced the full cast list for the 2019 production of its popular and acclaimed play Wonderland. (more...)

New Ballet Opera, ORPHEUS, To Premiere At Midsumma
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

The world premiere of a landmark new Australian ballet opera, Orpheus, will be held during this year's Midsumma Festival. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For YOU STUPID DARKNESS!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Paines Plough and Theatre Royal Plymouth have today announced the full cast for YOU STUPID DARKNESS!, a World Premiere from Sam Steiner (Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons; Kanye the First), directed by Paines Plough Joint Artistic Director James Grieve. The new play, set in a call centre for Brightline helpline, looks at the struggle for optimism and community amid the chaos of a collapsing world. The cast includes David Carlyle, Andrew Finnigan, Becci Gemmell and Lydia Larson. The production marks the continuation of a long-standing relationship between Paines Plough and Theatre Royal Plymouth and follows the success of Love, Love, Love and The Angry Brigade. (more...)

UP ON THE MARQUEE: HADESTOWN Arrives At The Walter Kerr Theatre!
by Walter McBride - Jan 4, 2019

This week, the new musical Hadestown officially arrived on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre! See the show's brand new marquee below! (more...)

Celebrate 100 Years Of The Cleveland Orchestra On 'Great Performances'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

Great Performances: The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration commemorates the centennial of the orchestra's founding with a gala concert conducted by music director Franz Welser-Most featuring works touching on more than a century of Viennese musical traditions. World-renowned, Grammy-nominated pianist Lang Lang joins the orchestra in a special performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24. The concert also features "Die Frau Ohne Schatten" (The Woman Without a Shadow), Symphonic Fantasy by Richard Strauss and Maurice Ravel's viscerally cataclysmic "La Valse (The Waltz)," which dramatically evokes the changing artistic worlds between the 19th and 20th centuries. (more...)

Theater At Monmouth Shares 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

This summer, take a break from the hustle and bustle and journey to the lakes region of Central Maine to celebrate Theater at Monmouth's 50 years of producing classic theatre in Maine. TAM's What Dreams May Come Season is bursting with plays to make audiences laugh, cry, gasp, and experience a sense of wonder. Through Shakespearean thrillers, contemporary romances, and classic comedies, TAM's Golden Anniversary with sparkle and shimmer all season long. (more...)

Lisa Joy to Direct Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson In REMINISCENCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

Deadline reports that Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson will star in Reminiscence, a film from Westworld EP Lisa Joy making her feature directorial debut. (more...)

Great Performances Presents The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

Great Performances: The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebrationcommemorates the centennial of the orchestra's founding with a gala concert conducted by music director Franz Welser-Möst featuring works touching on more than a century of Viennese musical traditions. World-renowned, Grammy-nominated pianist Lang Langjoins the orchestra in a special performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24. The concert also features “Die Frau Ohne Schatten” (The Woman Without a Shadow), Symphonic Fantasy by Richard Strauss and Maurice Ravel's viscerally cataclysmic “La Valse (The Waltz),” which dramatically evokes the changing artistic worlds between the 19th and 20th centuries. (more...)

HADESTOWN's West End Cast, Inlcuding Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada & More, Will Reunite for Broadway Run!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

The Broadway premiere of Hadestown will star Reeve Carney, Andre De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada, and Patrick Page. The acclaimed principals come to Broadway direct from Hadestown's sold-out run at London's National Theatre which ended this Saturday. (more...)

LA Opera Announces 2019/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2019

Placido Domingo has announced the company's 2019/20 season. The season will include six mainstage operas, one musical, one recital and one concert presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, with additional performances presented in other venues through the company's Off Grand initiative. (more...)

Broadwayworld Dance Review: Balanchine/Stravinsky at New York City Ballet, January 24, 2019.
by Barnett Serchuk - Jan 26, 2019

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Solo Show I'M JUST KIDNEYING Comes to Frigid Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

Does the singular act of donating a kidney make you a hero? Amanda has a certificate dedicated to her heroism but she's uncomfortable with that label. On the other hand! She loves the attention being a hero provides her so she wrote a solo show about all the containers of pee she had to carry on the subway. I'm Just Kidneying takes a whimsical look into the process of living kidney donation and pokes holes into the idea of what it takes to be "hero material."  (more...)

VIDEO: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's METAMORPHOSES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Metamorphoses. This co-production with the Guthrie Theater is led by nationally and internationally renowned writer and director Mary Zimmerman. (more...)

ELECTRIC LONELINESS Comes to The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Night Creatures' debut production, Electric Loneliness, is a vaudevillian modern folktale that explores contemporary themes of isolation, human connection, and depression. This haunting original story follows Octavia, a multi-limbed chanteuse trapped alone at the bottom of the ocean, and a Lonely Man on a quest to find where he belongs in the world. Told through an eclectic mix of reimagined tunes, from Cole Porter to the Bee Gees to Daft Punk, join these unusual but relatable characters on their adventures as they meet gloriously strange creatures and attempt to learn how to keep clam and carry on. (more...)

Announcing The Cast And Creative Team Of Diversionary's 20th Anniversary Production Of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

At long last, Hedwig comes to Diversionary! This iconic musical is an integral part of the LGBT theater canon and truly rocked the musical form when it debuted Off Broadway 20 years ago. It has since been made into a movie, enjoyed productions all over the world, and had its Broadway debut starring Neil Patrick Harris, winning the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Our 20th anniversary production will find a thrilling new aesthetic and a renewed authenticity as we conclude a nationwide casting search for the right gender non-binary performer to fill Hedwig's boots! Get ready to rock! (more...)

DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE Comes to Theatre Arlington
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Theatre Arlington kicks off 2019 with Sarah Ruhle's quirky and imaginative comedy, Dead Man's Cell Phone. (more...)

VIDEO: BroadwayCon Gives Us a First Look at HADESTOWN
by Stage Tube - Jan 13, 2019

Today, during day three of BroadwayCon, fans were given the unique chance to catch a First Look at some of the most talked-about new shows on Broadway: Beetlejuice, Hadestown, Kiss Me, Kate, Tootsie, and more, hosted by Tootsie's Julie Halston. Watch the performance from Hadestown below! (more...)

Redhouse Arts Center Present ALMOST MAINE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Redhouse starts the new year off with its production of the Off-Broadway hit, Almost Maine written Broadway actor and writer John Cariani. The show will run from January 24th - February 9th at its theater complex at City Center. (more...)

Spring Into 2019 With This Year's Upcoming Broadway Shows!
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 1, 2019

2018 is coming to a close, and that could only mean one thing...we're gearing up for the new shows coming in 2019! Between now and the Tony Awards, this spring will bring fan favorites like Be More Chill and Hadestown, a much-anticipated revival of Kiss Me, Kate, and many more. BroadwayWorld brings you a look at all of the shows you can get excited for. Mark your calendars now! (more...)

Review Roundup: Berkeley Rep's METAMORPHOSES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Metamorphoses is now on stage. This co-production with the Guthrie Theater is led by nationally and internationally renowned writer and director Mary Zimmerman.  (more...)

McCarter Announces Cast For World Premiere Of Ken Ludwig's THE GODS OF COMEDY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

A young Classics professor puts her career-and her love life-in peril, and calls on the gods of Ancient Greece to save her. Things don't go according to plan when the gods who show up are The Gods of Comedy! (more...)

Berkeley Rep Extends METAMORPHOSES For Two Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Following an overwhelmingly positive response from audiences and critics alike, Berkeley Rep has announced that Metamorphoses, directed by Mary Zimmerman, will extend for an additional two weeks. The popular show will now run through Sunday, March 24. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Berkeley Rep's METAMORPHOSES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Metamorphoses. This co-production with the Guthrie Theater is led by nationally and internationally renowned writer and director Mary Zimmerman. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Berkeley Rep's METAMORPHOSES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Metamorphoses. This co-production with the Guthrie Theater is led by nationally and internationally renowned writer and director Mary Zimmerman. Check out the photos below! (more...)

BWW Review: Annex's THE DEVIL AND SARAH BLACKWATER Lacks Focus, Storytelling, and Harmony
by Jay Irwin - Feb 3, 2019

If you're going to put up a new musical, such as Annex Theatre's current world premiere 'The Devil and Sarah Blackwater' you need a few things on board. First, an editor, to make sure that the show and the story is as tight and clear as you can make it. And second, a music director to present the vocals of the show in their best light. After seeing opening night, it seems to me that Annex had neither of these elements for a show that, while having some potential and talent, just seemed to wander around purgatory in search of its next bit. (more...)

Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre Presents EVERY BRILLIANT THING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2019

In February The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre presents Every Brilliant Thing, Duncan MacMillan's one-character play described by The Guardian as "one of the funniest plays you'll see about depression." Claire Marie Mannle inhabits the role - rarely performed by a female protagonist - of a young person determined to list every brilliant thing about life in an attempt to ward off her mother's suicidal tendencies. The play, performed in the round on the Scoundrel & Scamp's mainstage, is directed by Michelle Milne. The season runs February 7-24, 2019. Ticket prices range from $15-$28 and are available at the theater's website, www.scoundrelandscamp.org, or by calling box office 520-448-3300. (more...)

BWW Review: Compact, All-Female Cast ANTIGONE at Park Square Theatre
by Karen Bovard - Feb 13, 2019

Let's remember: Antigone was a teenager. This 90 minute intermissionless ANTIGONE is calibrated to work beautifully as a week day field trip for high school students, and succeeds equally well for adult audiences who may be a little rusty on the ancient Greek tale of Oedipus and his offspring. Some 2,500 students will see this show up close: the basement thrust stage is quite intimate. You can't be more than a few rows from the action. Thus lots of teenagers will be confronted with one of the world's great plays, one that turns on themes of family loyalty, ethics, leadership and fate. Creative high school teachers can spin lessons off this for days, in all manner of directions, including the legal and historic grounding for contemporary human rights law. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces 2019-2020 Season - PETER PAN, MUCH ADO, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Incoming Artistic Director Simon Godwin today announces Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2019-2020 Season. Godwin's debut season highlights his artistic aspirations for the company to create high quality, exciting, inclusive theatre. Godwin states, This is not my season, but ours, everybody's season. (more...)

Karen Kain to Direct New SWAN LAKE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that she will direct and stage a new Swan Lake for the 2019/20 season in celebration of her 50th anniversary with the company. Along with the world premiere of Swan Lake, the milestone season will feature world premieres by Crystal Pite and Robert Binet, three company premieres and the appointment of Alysa Pires as Choreographic Associate. #1920SeasonNBC (more...)

Full Cast Announced for HADESTOWN on Broadway; Rehearsals Begin Today!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Today, producers Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, and Tom Kirdahy announced complete casting for Hadestown, the new musical by celebrated singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell, developed with innovative director and Tony Award nominee Rachel Chavkin. (more...)

Raven Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

Raven Theatre announces its 2019-20 Season, kicking off this fall with the Chicago premiere of Rachel Bonds' drama SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON, directed by Artistic Director Cody Estle and featuring music and lyrics by The Bengsons. This warm, delicate play with music is an honest look at the hard work of holding a family together and re-connecting with what we've left behind. (more...)

ARIODANTE Opens at the Lyric March 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

With plot twists worthy of Shakespeare, the love between Princess Ginevra and the noble Ariodante is threatened by the machinations of Polinesso, who lusts after the princess and will stop at nothing to sabotage the royal wedding. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Presents HEARTLAND A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

New Repertory Theatre presents Heartland, the evocative, existential new drama by Gabriel Jason Dean. Directed by Bridget Kathleen O'Leary, the production runs January 12 - February 9, 2019 in the BlackBox Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $19-$42 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. (more...)

HADESTOWN On Broadway Announces Exclusive Fan Presale
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

The exclusive fan pre-sale for tickets to the Broadway premiere of Hadestown, the new musical by celebrated singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell, developed with visionary director and Tony Award nominee Rachel Chavkin, begins Wednesday, December 12 at 10 AM with the general on sale commencing Saturday, December 15 at 12:01 AM through Ticketmaster.com or by calling (877) 250-2929 (more...)

Adrian Lester, Katy Sullivan, Emily Barber and Jack Hunter Cast in Hampstead Theatre's COST OF LIVING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Martyna Majok's Cost of Living receives its highly anticipated UK Premiere at Hampstead Theatre - making it the 100th premiere since Edward Hall and Greg Ripley-Duggan took charge in 2010. (more...)

First Casting Announced For DEAR ELIZABETH At The Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

The Gate Theatre have announced their next production, Dear Elizabeth, a two-hander by award winning US playwright Sarah Ruhl will be performed by a series of guest actors including Travis Alabanza, Jade Anouka,Tim Crouch, Tamsin Greig and Alex Jennings. (more...)

THE FOOL'S LEAR Comes To IRT Theater In January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

IRT Theater is thrilled to present the Oldest Boys Productions in association with Accidental Repertory Theater (John Strasberg, Artistic Director) production of THE FOOL'S LEAR, with text from William Shakespeare's King Lear, adapted and directed by H. Clark Kee. THE FOOL'S LEAR begins performances on Wednesday, January 9 for a limited engagement through Saturday, January 26. Press Opening is Friday, January 11 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 3 PM; with added matinee performances on Saturday 1/19 and 1/26 at 2 PM. Performances are at the IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street, between Washington and Greenwich Streets, near the 1 and 2 trains at Christopher Street Station, and the A, B, C, D, and E at West 4th). Tickets are $20. For tickets and more information, call Brown Paper Tickets on 800-838-3006 or visit http://accidentalrep.org/ (more...)

Cliff Bleszinski Joins Producing Team of HADESTOWN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2018

Video game designer Cliff Bleszinski revealed on Twitter today that he's taking a foray into live entertainment joining the producing team of upcoming Broadway musical Hadestown. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the All New Trailer For BBC's LES MISERABLES Series
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2018

BBC One has released the all new trailer for its upcoming Les Miserables series, coming soon to PBS. (more...)

Stephen Daldry Directs Modern Reimagining of AN INSPECTOR CALLS At The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

Stephen Daldry ('The Crown,' Billy Elliot, The Inheritance) directs his National Theatre of Great Britain's landmark production of J.B. Priestley's classic thriller An Inspector Calls, hailed as the theatrical event of its generation and winner of an unprecedented number of awards, including three Olivier's, four Tony's and seven Drama Desk Awards, with an exclusive West Coast engagement at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from Tuesday, January 22 to Sunday, February 10, 2019. (more...)

Yale Rep Presents GOOD FAITH By Karen Hartman, Directed By Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Yale Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of Good Faith: Four Chats about Race and the New Haven Fire Department by Karen Hartman, directed by Kenny Leon, February 1-23, 2019 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 7. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Announces Full Cast For METAMORPHOSES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Metamorphoses. This co-production with the Guthrie Theater is led by nationally and internationally renowned writer and director Mary Zimmerman. (more...)

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