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22nd December 2014
It's Official! As previously forecast here, a new musical, Something Rotten, book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell, music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, set in Shakespeare's time, where two brothers, desperate to write a hit play of their own, end up...
15th December 2014
According to newspaper reports, the recent Williamstown Theatre Festival production of a revised version of the musical The Visit, book by Terrence McNally, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, adapted from the play by Friedrich Durrenmatt, about an oft-widowed millionairess...
8th December 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's 2015/2016 season will include the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Sam Shepard's Fool For Love, set in a seedy motel room on the edge of the Mojave Desert, where two doomed lovers uncover deep secrets and dark desires, with Nina Arianda and Sam...
1st December 2014
Greg Edwards and Andy Sandberg's Applications Pending, a one person play in which an ill prepared assistant fends off parents applying for places at an elite Manhattan kindergarten, with over 40 characters performed by Christina Bianco, directed by Andy Sandberg, will preview from...
24th November 2014
David Farr's The Heart Of Robin Hood, an athletic adaptation of the folk tale in which Maid Marion is the main character, with songs written and performed by the bluegrass-roots band Parsonsfield, directed by Gisli Orn Gardarsson, with associate direction and choreography by Selma...
17th November 2014
The inaugural season of Masterworks Theater Company, which will focus on repertoire from the classical theatre, will comprise Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, the story of an overbearing mother and her son, who is torn between an obligation to his family and his desire to...
10th November 2014
It has been confirmed that Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles, in which a feminist art historian and her friends search for political, professional and personal fulfilment from the 1960s to the 1980s, with Elizabeth Moss, Bryce Pinkham, Jason Biggs and Tracee Chimo, directed...
3rd November 2014
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the musical It Shoulda Been You, conception and music by Barbara Anselmi, book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove, additional lyrics by Jill Abramovitz, Carla Rose Fisher, Michael Cooper, Ernie Lijoi and Will Randall, which explores the trials...
27th October 2014
Roundabout Theatre Company's 2015/2016 season at the American Airlines Theatre will include Emile Zola's Therese Raquin, in a new adaptation by Helen Edmundson, in which a young wife, with a sickly husband and forbidding mother in law, falls in love with another man, and together...
20th October 2014
David Mamet's China Doll, a two hander in which a billionaire about to go into retirement takes one last phone call that changes everything, with Al Pacino, directed by Pam MacKinnon, will premiere on Broadway at a Shubert theatre yet to be announced next October. The producers are...
13th October 2014
Roundabout Theatre Company has confirmed that it will present the Fiasco Theater production of the musical Into The Woods, book by James Lapine, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, in which characters from a number of fairytales don't live happily ever after, directed by Noah Brody...
6th October 2014
It's Official! As previously forecast here, Dr Zhivago, a musical adaptation of Boris Pasternak's epic romance involving a surgeon-poet and his muse before and after the Russian Revolution, book by Michael Weller, music by Lucy Simon, lyrics by Michael Korie and Amy Powers, directed...
29th September 2014
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the current London Royal Shakespeare Company productions of Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies (re-billed as Wolf Hall Part 1 & 2), adapted by Mike Poulton from the novels by Hillary Mantel, about the machinations at the court of King Henry...
22nd September 2014
The Public Theater's Mobile Shakespeare Unit will tour William Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince Of Tyre, the epic play about treachery, love, hope and perseverance, with Raffi Barsoumian, Christopher Kelly, Ben Mehl, Flor De Liz Perez, Amanda Quaid, David Ryan Smith, Tiffany Rachelle...
15th September 2014
It's Official! As previously forecast here, Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles, in which a feminist art historian and her friends search for political, professional and personal fulfilment from the 1960s to the 1980s, with Elizabeth Moss, Bryce Pinkham, Jason Biggs and Tracee...
8th September 2014
The recent London production of David Hare's Skylight, with Bill Nighy, Carey Mulligan and Matthew Beard, in which a teacher leading a threadbare existence is visited by her much older, much richer, former lover, intent on seeing if their relationship can be rekindled, directed by...
1st September 2014
Soho Rep's 2014/2015 season will include Debbie Tucker Green's Generations, a play with music performed by a community choir about how Aids has affected three generations of a black South African family, directed by Leah C Gardiner, from September 30th, a co-production with The Play...
25th August 2014
Irish Repertory Theatre's 2014/2015 season, performed at the DR2 Theatre, will include Conor McPherson's Port Authority, which comprises monologues by 3 characters whose lives intersect at a bus terminal, with Billy Carter, Peter Maloney, James Russell, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly...
18th August 2014
The current American Repertory Theater production of Finding Neverland, the stage musical adaptation of the 2004 film and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, about how J M Barrie came to write Peter Pan, book by James Graham, music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Elliot...
11th August 2014
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the recent John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington production of a revised version of the musical Side Show, book and lyrics by Bill Russell, music by Henry Krieger, telling the true story of conjoined twins Violet and ...
4th August 2014
It's Official! As previously forecast here, A R Gurney's Love Letters, the two hander tracing the development of a couple's relationship over a 50 year period through their correspondence, featuring a rotating cast including Brian Dennehy, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda, Candice...
28th July 2014
Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! - The Musical, the classic tale of a grumpy hermit who hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville, book and lyrics by Timothy Mason, and music by Mel Marvin, which includes 2 songs from the 1966 animated film, directed by...
21st July 2014
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the musical An American In Paris, adapted from the 1951 film about a former GI starting over in a city rebuilding after the Second World War, featuring a score by George and Ira Gershwin, book by Craig Lucas, directed and choreographed ...
14th July 2014
The National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the shows in its 26th Festival of New Musicals, featuring staged readings of 8 new works, to be held at New World Stages on October 23rd and 24th. All the shows submitted for inclusion must be sponsored by NAMT member theatres...
7th July 2014
It's Official! As previously forecast here, Lincoln Center Theater will stage the musical The King And I, music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hamerstein, based on the life of Anna Leonowens and Margaret Landon's novel Anna And The King Of Siam, with Kelli O'Hara and...
30th June 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club will stage the premiere of Richard Greenberg's The Swing Of The Sea, in which passions and ghosts of the past emerge for two brothers and a sister as each of them faces an uncertain future following the death of their father, directed by Lynne Meadow, previewing...
23rd June 2014
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the musical Honeymoon In Vegas, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, book by Andrew Bergman adapted from his screenplay of the 1992 movie, in which a reluctant groom and enthusiastic bride find their marriage plans disrupted by a Las...
16th June 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club will stage Nick Payne's Constellations, a romantic comedy centring on the relationship between a bee keeper and cosmology academic, with Jake Gyllenhaal, directed by Michael Longhurst, previewing from December 16th at the Samuel J Friedman Theatre, with an ...
9th June 2014
In this year's Tony Awards the honours were headed by A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder with 4, including Musical and Director - Darko Tresnjak; Hedwig And The Angry Inch with 4, including Musical Revival and Leading Actor (Musical ) - Neil Patrick Harris; A Raisin In The Sun...
2nd June 2014
The winners of the 4th Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honouring commercial and not-for-profit productions in Off Broadway theatres were New Musical - Fun Home - book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, music by Jeanine Tesori at the Public; New Play - Hand To God - by Robert Askins at the Lucille...
26th May 2014
A new musical, Revolution In The Elbow Of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter, book, music and lyrics by Ivar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ivar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson, a sonic journey through the rise and fall of Elbowville (a small community within Ragnar Agnarsson's body), ...
19th May 2014
It's Official! As previously forecast here, Roundabout Theatre Company will stage the musical On The Twentieth Century, book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, music by Cy Coleman, adapted from Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's comedy set aboard the luxury train en route...
12th May 2014
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the Royal Court Theatre London's production of Jez Butterworth's The River, set in a remote cabin on the cliffs on a moonless night, with Hugh Jackman, Cush Jumbo and Laura Donnelly, directed by Ian Rickson, will preview from October 31st...
5th May 2014
The big hitters in this year's Tony Award nominations are led by A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder with 10, including Musical, Book, Score, Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham - Leading Actor (Musical) and Darko Tresnjak - Director (Musical); Hedwig And The Angry Inch with 8, including...
28th April 2014
It's Official! As previously forecast here, George S Kauffman and Moss Hart's You Can't Take It With You, a comedy about two completely different families whose worlds collide when their children become engaged, with James Earl Jones, directed by Scott Ellis, will open at a Shubert...
22nd April 2014
The Public Theater's 2014/2015 season will include the musical The Fortress Of Solitude, book by Itamar Moses, music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, conceived and directed by Daniel Aukin, adapted from the novel by Jonathan Lethem, a coming-of-age story about 1970s Brooklyn and beyond...
14th April 2014
The upcoming Chicago Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of Kenneth Lonergan's This Is Our Youth, set in New York in 1982, and following 48 hours in the lives of 3 very lost young souls, with Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson, directed by Anna D Shapiro, will preview...
7th April 2014
The Broadway League will present the free outdoor concert Stars In The Alley, with appearances by companies from new and existing Broadway shows, at 11am on May 21st, in Shubert Alley, alongside the Shubert and Booth Theatres, between West 44th and 45th Streets. New York State...
31st March 2014
Signature Theatre's 2014/2015 season will include A R Gurney's The Wayside Motor Inn, in which 10 people - some strangers, some not - struggle with the circumstances that have brought them to an inn Outside Boston, in August; Naomi Wallace's And I And Silence, exploring the fierce...
24th March 2014
59E59 Theaters has announced a new 5A season, featuring 5 new plays from writers around the world, including The Pianist Of Willesden Lane, adapted and directed by Hershey Felder, from the autobiographical book by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen, set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during...
17th March 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's 2014/2015 season will include on Broadway: Donald Margulies's The Country House, about a family gathering of famous and longing-to-be-famous creative artists at their Berkshires summerhouse during the Williamstown Theatre Festival, with Blythe Danner, directed...
10th March 2014
Lanie Robertson's Lady Day At Emerson's Bar And Grill, a one woman bioplay with music about Billie Holiday, performed by Audra McDonald, directed by Lonny Price, will preview from March 25th at the Circle in the Square Theatre, with an official opening on April 13th. The producers...
24th February 2014
Second Stage Theatre has announced its 12th Uptown Series at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre: Bess Wohl's American Hero, a dark comedy about life, liberty and the pursuit of sandwiches at a toasted subs franchise in a local mall, directed by Leigh Silverman, previewing from May 13th, opening...
17th February 2014
The Public Theater's 2014 Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park will comprise Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, the middle aged rom com, with Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater, directed by Jack O'Brien, from June 3rd; and King Lear, a study of age...
10th February 2014
The Public Theater will stage the musical A Second Chance, book, music and lyrics by Ted Shen, the New York set story of a recent widower and a divorcee who meet in mid-life and mid-crisis, with Brian and Diane Sutherland, directed by Jonathan Butterell, from March 18th. The Public...
3rd February 2014
Broken Moments: A Bar Musical, written and directed by Leo Rodriguez, in which the regulars at a bar meet to pay their respects to the recently deceased owner, performed in an immersive bar setting, with Emily Battles, Benjamin Horen, Karen Schleifer, Jasmine Spiess, Leo Rodriguez...
27th January 2014
Bernard Pomerance's The Elephant Man, telling the story of a man disfigured by disease who rose from a Victorian travelling freak show to become the toast of London society, with Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola, directed by Scott Ellis, will open at a yet ...
20th January 2014
The recent London production of Martin McDonagh's The Cripple Of Inishmaan, in which a young man desperate to break away from the tedium of daily life tries to achieve his dream, with the original cast comprising Daniel Radcliffe, Ingrid Craigie, Padraic Delaney, Sarah Greene, Gillian...
13th January 2014
Holler If Ya Hear Me, a new musical based on the music and lyrics of late rapper Tupac Shakur, book by Todd Kreidler, an original story of two childhood friends and their families as they struggle to achieve their hopes and dreams in a Midwestern industrial city, directed by Kenny...
6th January 2014
Forthcoming productions at the Theatre at St Clement's will include the premiere of Jake Jeppson's The Clearing, the story of two brothers bound together by a terrible secret they have guarded for 18 years, with Allison Daugherty, Gene Gallerano, Brian McManamon and Brian P Murphy...