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19th December 2011
The Classic Stage Company production of David Ives's Venus In Fur, which goes behind the scenes at an audition for a play adapted from the infamous erotic novel, where the lines between fantasy and reality blur, with Nina Arianda, directed by Walter Bobbie, which has just ended a...
12th December 2011
The current New York Theatre Workshop production of Once, a musical adaptation of John Carney's 2006 film about a struggling Irish street musician, book by Enda Walsh, score by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, with Steve Kazee, Cristin Milioti, David Abeles, Claire Candela, Will...
5th December 2011
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the Roundabout Theatre Company will stage Mary Chase's Harvey, a comedy in which a man befriends a 6ft 3in rabbit that only he can see, with Jim Parsons, Jessica Hecht and Charles Kimbrough, directed by Scott Ellis, previewing from May ...
28th November 2011
The Flea Theater will stage These Seven Sicknesses, a 5 hour compilation of all 7 surviving plays by Sophocles: Oedipus, In Trachis, Philoktetes, In Colonus, Ajax, Elektra and Antigone, where the intermingling of chance and fate yields disquieting results, adapted by Sean Graney, ...
21st November 2011
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the recent Paper Mill Playhouse production of Newsies, a musical adaptation of the 1992 Disney film inspired by the real life Newsboy Strike of 1899, book by Harvey Fierstein, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, directed by Jeff...
14th November 2011
Roundabout Theatre will stage Marc Camoletti's farce Don't Dress For Dinner, English adaptation by Robin Hawdon, in which a man's plans for a romantic rendezvous with his mistress go wildly astray, directed by John Tillinger, previewing from March 30th at the American Airlines Theatre...
7th November 2011
It has been confirmed that, Rebecca, the musical adaptation of the novel by Daphne du Maurier, in which a man brings his second wife to the house where the shadow of his first wife still remains, original book and lyrics by Michael Kunze, music by Sylvester Levay, English book and...
31st October 2011
It has been confirmed that the 2006 London production of the musical Evita, lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with Elena Roger reprising her performance in the title role, joined by Ricky Martin and Michael Cerveris, directed by Michael Grandage, choreographed by ...
24th October 2011
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the recent New York Theatre Workshop production of the play with music Peter And The Starcatcher, by Rick Elice, music by Wayne Barker, adapted from Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson's 'prequel' to J M Barrie's Peter Pan, with a company of ...
17th October 2011
The Brooklyn Academy of Music's winter season will include the final Bridge Project production of William Shakespeare's Richard III, with Kevin Spacey, Maureen Anderman, Haydn Gwynne, Chuk Iwuji, Gemma Jones and Chandler Williams, directed by Sam Mendes, from January 10th; the Cheek...
10th October 2011
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the current Stratford Shakespeare Festival Ontario production of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar, lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, chronicling the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazereth, currently featuring...
3rd October 2011
It has been confirmed that Ghost The Musical, adapted from the 1990 film about a man trapped as a ghost between this world and the next trying to communicate with his girlfriend through a phoney psychic in the hope of saving her from his murderer, book by Bruce Joel Rubin from his...
26th September 2011
Freckleface Strawberry, the children's musical inspired by books by Julianne Moore, about a 7 year old girl whose freckles and red hair mark her as different, book by Rose Caiola and Gary Kupper, music and lyrics by Gary Kupper, directed by Buddy Crutchfield, with choreography by...
19th September 2011
It's Official! As previously forecast here, Hugh Jackman will bring his solo show, now retitled Hugh Jackman, Back On Broadway, to the Broadhurst Theatre for an 8 week season, previewing from October 25th, with an official opening on November 10th. Jackman performs a personal selection...
12th September 2011
Manhattan Theatre Club has added a further play to its 2011/2012 season. The premiere of Matt Charman's Regrets, in which men gather at a Nevada ranch as they seek quickie divorces in the 1950s, will preview from March 1st at New York City Center Stage I, opening on March 20th. New...
5th September 2011
It had been confirmed that a 'new' Gershwin musical, Nice Work If You Can Get It, book by Joe DiPietro, score from the George and Ira Gershwin back catalogue, a comedy about a Long Island playboy and his entanglements with bootleggers and golddiggers, featuring Matthew Broderick ...
29th August 2011
It's Official! As previously forecast here, Ghost The Musical, adapted from the 1990 film about a man trapped as a ghost between this world and the next trying to communicate with his girlfriend through a phoney psychic in the hope of saving her from his murderer, book by Bruce Joel...
22nd August 2011
It has been confirmed that the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Seminar, a dark comedy about world famous novelist giving a seminar to four young writers, with Alan Rickman, Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater, directed by Sam Gold, will preview from October 27th at the Golden Theatre...
15th August 2011
Roundabout Theatre Company will stage Athol Fugard's The Road To Mecca, which examines the relationship between imagination and freedom, in the story of a woman's determination to preserve her home and artworks, with Rosemary Harris, Jim Dale and Carla Gugino, directed by Gordon ...
8th August 2011
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the recent Transport Group Judson Memorial Church Gymnasium production of the musical Lysistrata Jones, book by Douglas Carter Beane, music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn, which relocates the story of Aristophanes's Lysistrata to a contemporary...
1st August 2011
La MaMa's 2011/2012 season will include Angels Of Swedenborg, a multi-media dance theatre meditation on the fate of modern man, caught between his material existence and spiritual aspirations, directed and choreographed by Ping Chong, from October 27th; The Czechoslovak-American ...
25th July 2011
Manhattan Theatre Club will stage the Broadway debut of Margaret Edson's Wit, about a poetry professor who undergoes experimental treatment for cancer, with Cynthia Nixon, directed by Lynne Meadow, previewing from January 5th at the Samuel J Friedman Theatre, with an official opening...
18th July 2011
It's Official! As previously forecast here, Rebecca, the musical adaptation of the novel by Daphne du Maurier, in which a man brings his second wife to the house where the shadow of his first wife still remains, original book and lyrics by Michael Kunze, music by Sylvester Levay, ...
11th July 2011
Second Stage Theatre's 2011/2012 season will include the premiere of the multimedia musical The Blue Flower, book, music and lyrics by Jim Bauer, co-written and designed by Ruth Bauer, using video, dance and music to tell the story of four friends living through the Belle Epoque ...
4th July 2011
The current Goodman Theatre Chicago production of David Henry Hwang's Chinglish, a comedy about a Midwesterner's business trip to China, where learns how much he doesn't understand, directed by Leigh Silverman, will transfer to Broadway, opening at a Shubert theatre yet to be announced...
27th June 2011
The musical Bonnie & Clyde, telling the story of the Depression-era criminals who captured the imagination of the country, book by Ivan Menchell, music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black, featuring Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan, directed and staged by Jeff Calhoun, will preview...
20th June 2011
The Kennedy Center production of the musical Follies, book by James Goldman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, in which a group of former Follies stars return to their theatre as it is about to be demolished, provoking memories and a reassessment of their lives and what could...
13th June 2011
The biggest winners in this year's Tony Awards were The Book Of Mormon (unsurprisingly) taking 9, including Musical, Book, Score, and Director (Musical) - Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker; War Horse taking 6, including Play, Director (Play) - Marianne Elliot and Tom Morris, and Special...
6th June 2011
Once, a musical adaptation of John Carney's 2006 film about a struggling Irish street musician, book by Enda Walsh, score by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, directed by John Tiffany, with musical staging by Steven Hoggett, will premiere at New York Theatre Workshop in the fall, ...
31st May 2011
The previously postponed production of musical Godspell, book by John-Michael Tebelak, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, an adaptation of St Matthew's gospel relating the events leading up to the crucifixion, directed by Daniel Goldstein, with choreography by Christopher Gattelli...
23rd May 2011
It's Official! As previously forecast here, Relatively Speaking, a triple bill comprising Ethan Coen's Talking Cure, Elaine May's George Is Dead and Woody Allen's Honeymoon Motel, directed by John Turturro, will preview at a Broadway theatre yet to be announced in September, opening...
16th May 2011
The Vinyard Theatre will stage a Developmental Lab production of the musical Now. Here. This., book by Hunter Bell and Susan Blackwell, music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen, based on collaboration by Hunter Bell, Michael Berresse, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff, Jeff Bowen, and Larry...
9th May 2011
The big hitters in this year's Tony Awards nominations are led by The Book Of Mormon with 14, including Musical, Actor Musical (Leading) - Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells, Director Musical - Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker and Choreographer - Casey Nicholaw; The Scottsboro Boys, with...
2nd May 2011
The Public Theater's 2011/2012 season will comprise The Agony And The Ecstasy Of Steve Jobs, created and performed by Mike Daisey, a personal take on America's most mysterious technology icon, directed by Jean-Michele Gregory, from October 11th; William Shakespeare's King Lear, with...
25th April 2011
The New Victory Theater has announced its fall season of acclaimed family friendly shows from around the world, including the Bristol Riverside Theatre, Pennsylvania production of The Little Prince, adapted by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar from Antoine de Saint-Exupery's novella...
18th April 2011
It's Official! As previously forecast here, Samuel L Jackson will star in Katori Hall's The Mountaintop, which imagines a meeting in a hotel room on the night before the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, in which he is forced to confront his past and the future of his people...
11th April 2011
The Flea Theater will stage the premiere of Just Cause, a subversive comedy about a group of revolutionaries in Brooklyn, armed with iPhones, handguns, and inherited ideals, written and directed by Zack Russell, with Brett Aresco, Crystal Arnette, Allison Buck, Tommy Crawford, Greg...
4th April 2011
Retro Productions will stage Norman Krasna's Dear Ruth, with Becky Byers, Heather E Cunningham, Shay Gines, Douglas B Giorgis, Joe Mathers, David Sedgewick, Alisha Spielmann, Matilda Szydagis and Matthew Trumbull, directed by Richard Roland, at the Spoon Theatre from May 4th. During...
28th March 2011
Playwrights Horizons has announced the productions in its 2011/2012 season, all of which are New York premieres. On the Main Stage: Gina Gionfriddo's Rapture, Blister, Burn, an unflinching look at gender politics in the wake of 20th century feminist ideals, via two women who made...
21st March 2011
Lincoln Center Theater will stage J T Rogers's Blood And Gifts, about a CIA agent's involvement in the 1980s Soviet-Afghan War, directed by Bartlett Sher, previewing from October 27th at the Mitzi E Newhouse Theater, opening on November 21st. The play has been expanded from a one...
14th March 2011
Second Stage Theatre will stage the premiere of Zach Braff's All New People, about a group of eccentric characters in a house in a New Jersey vacation resort in the depths of winter, directed by Peter DuBois, previewing from June 28th, opening in mid July. Second Stage Theatre is...
7th March 2011
It's Official! As previously forecast here, a revised version of the musical On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, original book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, music by Burton Lane, new book by Peter Parnell, with Harry Connick Jr, directed by Michael Mayer, will open on Broadway in...
28th February 2011
It's Official! As previously forecast here, Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, about the early days of the AIDS crisis, with Joe Mantello, John Benjamin Hickey and Ellen Barkin, directed by Joel Grey, will preview from April 19th at the Golden Theatre, with an official opening on April...
21st February 2011
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced some of the productions in its 2011/2012 season. Bob Fosse's Dancin', the dance revue featuring Fosse's show and movie choreography, directed by Graciela Daniele, will play at Studio 54 in the fall; and in the Laura Pels Theatre, Stephen Karam...
14th February 2011
The children's show Gustafer Yellowgold's Infinity Sock, a multimedia musical moving storybook, featuring the character created and performed by Morgan Taylor, will play daytime weekend performances at the DR2 Theatre from February 26th. The DR2 Theatre is located at 103 East 15th...
7th February 2011
The Public Theater's 2011 Shakespeare in the Park season will run from June 6th to July 31st at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, comprising All's Well That Ends Well, in which the heroine inventively surmounts all obstacles in order to win the love of the aristocratic and haughty...
31st January 2011
It's Official! As previously forecast here, Garson Kanin's Born Yesterday, a comedy about the dumb blonde girlfriend of a corrupt businessman, and a reporter who is hired to smarten her up, with Nina Arianda and Jim Belushi, directed by Doug Hughes, will preview from March 31st at...
24th January 2011
It's Official! As previously forecast here, Matthew Lombardo's High, in which a nun counseling at a drug recovery centre finds herself questioning her faith, with Kathleen Turner, Stephen Kunken and Evan Jonigkeit, directed by Rob Ruggiero, will preview from March 25th at the Booth...
17th January 2011
Forthcoming productions in the current season at Dicapo Opera Theatre will include Gian Carlo Menotti's The Saint Of Bleecker Street, the story of a young girl in Little Italy who has stigmata, hears voices and sees visions, directed by Michael Capasso, opening on February 24th; ...
10th January 2011
Lincoln Center Theater has announced a further production in its 2011 LCT3 season, the initiative dedicated to presenting the work of emerging playwrights, directors and designers, staged at The Duke on 42nd Street. Amy Herzog's 4000 Miles, about a nonagenarian and her grandson, ...
3rd January 2011
It's Official! As previously forecast here, Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, about the relationships between past and present, order and disorder, and the certainty of knowledge, with Billy Crudup, Raul Esparza, Margaret Colin, Glenn Fleshler, Grace Gummer, Edward James Hyland, Byron Jennings...