Al Richard News

Steve Isom, Maria Knasel & More to Lead COCA's SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

COCA recently announced the cast and production team for its upcoming production of Swallows and Amazons. The cast includes professional St. Louis actors Steve Isom (AEA), Maria Knasel (AEA), Taylor Pietz and Pete Winfrey, as well as members of the COCA Theatre Company (CTC). (more...)

Amina Claudine Myers to Play Roulette, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Roulette presents a pioneer, a virtuoso, and a legend, Amina Claudine Myers, December 14, 8pm. Myers has paved a musical career that embraces jazz, blues, classical, gospel, and world music traditions while maintaining an unmistakable voice on piano, as a vocalist, and as a composer of the highest order. In a special intimate concert, Myers surveys her extraordinary career and songbook, along with selections from her new CD Augmented Variations (on Blue Music Group), in a solo piano and vocal performance: a journey through through the past and into the future through reflection, reinterpretation, and renewal of the creative fire and spirit. (more...)

Fiona Shaw Stars in US Debut of THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER at BAM, Now thru 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, composed by Mel Mercier, with lighting design by Jean Kalman and Mike Gunning, set design by Chloe Obolensky and choreography by Kim Brandstrup, will play the BAM Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St), tonight, December 10 - 22, 2013 as part of the Next Wave Festival. (more...)

Fiona Shaw to Star in US Debut of THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER at BAM, 12/10-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

The inimitable Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Fiona Shaw (Medea, 2002 Next Wave; Happy Days, 2008 Spring Season; John Gabriel Borkman, 2011 Spring Season) and dancer Daniel Hay-Gordon perform one of the best loved poems in the English language, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's epic The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, under the acclaimed direction of Phyllida Lloyd. This fiery, pared-down adaption of the 215-year-old tale tells of consequences paid while marooned at sea and of man's wanderings throughout the world in search of meaning. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RICHARD II, The RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon
by Debra Charlton - Oct 22, 2013

For his first production as Artistic Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Gregory Doran has staged a remarkable rendering of the historical drama RICHARD II. Directing a dream cast that includes veteran classical performers David Tennant, Jane Lapotaire, Michael Pennington and Oliver Ford Davies, Doran's production combines keen storytelling clarity and visual inventiveness. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot to Present RICHARD III, 8/1-17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

To commemorate the bones of Richard III being found in an English parking lot, The Drilling Company will present Shakespeare's tragedy of the crook-back king August 1 to 17 in the Municipal Parking Lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets as the concluding production of the 2013 season of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot. Hamilton Clancy, Artistic Director, will direct and Alessandro Colla will be featured as the king. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Impressive OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY at Vermont's Oldcastle Theatre
by Larry Murray - Jun 23, 2013

When the discussion moves beyond making money to the price that is paid for dismantling a company for profit, the full horror and shallowness of the practice is exposed. Never has a 25 year old play been so relevant. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre Announces New Play Reading Series, Launching in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2013

Florida Studio Theatre announces its annuAl Richard and Betty Burdick New Play Reading Series, which will present three new plays by contemporary American playwrights. The series will take place in the Keating Theatre on Monday, April 29 at 7:00pm, Monday, May 6 at 7:00pm, and Monday, May 13 at 7:00pm, and is part of FST's Sarasota Festival of New Plays. Tickets for the series are 3 plays for $25, or individual play readings for $10. Additionally, FRIENDS of FST can purchase a subscription for all 3 plays for $15. They may be purchased by calling the FST Box Office at (941) 366-9000 or by visiting www.floridastudiotheatre.org (more...)

The Rep Presents ANNIE OAKLEY, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

Imaginary Theatre Company (ITC), the young audiences touring ensemble of The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, will present Annie Oakley by Kathryn Schultz Miller and directed by Jason Cannon. This delightful play will be performed in the E. Desmond Lee Auditorium at the Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Boulevard in Forest Park, tonight, March 21-30, 2013. (more...)

Boston Children's Theatre to Re-Mount REFLECTIONS OF A ROCK LOBSTER, 3/9-17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2013

Boston Children's Theatre (BCT) has announced the return of the critically acclaimed play REFLECTIONS OF A ROCK LOBSTER. Based on the autobiography by Aaron Fricke, and adapted by BCT Executive Artistic Director Burgess Clark for the stage, REFLECTIONS OF A ROCK LOBSTER is the true story of a gay teenager and his fight to defend his life and preserve his civil rights in the wake of bullying, prejudice and intolerance. (more...)

Boston Children's Theatre Re-Mounts REFLECTIONS OF A ROCK LOBSTER, Now thru 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 09, 2013

Boston Children's Theatre (BCT) has announced the return of the critically acclaimed play REFLECTIONS OF A ROCK LOBSTER. Based on the autobiography by Aaron Fricke, and adapted by BCT Executive Artistic Director Burgess Clark for the stage, REFLECTIONS OF A ROCK LOBSTER is the true story of a gay teenager and his fight to defend his life and preserve his civil rights in the wake of bullying, prejudice and intolerance. (more...)

The Rep Presents ANNIE OAKLEY, 3/21-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2013

Imaginary Theatre Company (ITC), the young audiences touring ensemble of The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, will present Annie Oakley by Kathryn Schultz Miller and directed by Jason Cannon. This delightful play will be performed in the E. Desmond Lee Auditorium at the Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Boulevard in Forest Park, March 21-30, 2013. (more...)

Boston Children's Theatre to Re-Mount REFLECTIONS OF A ROCK LOBSTER, 3/9-17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2013

Boston Children's Theatre (BCT) has announced the return of the critically acclaimed play REFLECTIONS OF A ROCK LOBSTER. Based on the autobiography by Aaron Fricke, and adapted by BCT Executive Artistic Director Burgess Clark for the stage, REFLECTIONS OF A ROCK LOBSTER is the true story of a gay teenager and his fight to defend his life and preserve his civil rights in the wake of bullying, prejudice and intolerance. (more...)

BWW's Top Tampa Theatre Stories of 2012
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Tampa in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013! (more...)

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER Returns to SteppingStone Theatre, 11/30-12/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2012

For this 25th Anniversary Season, SteppingStone continues that long history with this re-created production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! (more...)

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER Returns to SteppingStone Theatre, Now thru 12/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2012

For this 25th Anniversary Season, SteppingStone continues that long history with this re-created production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! (more...)

SITI Company and Director Anne Bogart Bring TROJAN WOMEN (AFTER EURIPIDES) to BAM, Now thru 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2012

One of history's most personal and powerful antiwar statements, Trojan Women, written by Euripides in 451 BC, is brought to vital life in a propulsive new staging by acclaimed director Anne Bogart and SITI Company from a new adaptation by Irish playwright Jocelyn Clarke. (more...)

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER Returns to SteppingStone Theatre, 11/30-12/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 09, 2012

For this 25th Anniversary Season, SteppingStone continues that long history with this re-created production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! (more...)

SITI Company and Director Anne Bogart Bring TROJAN WOMEN (AFTER EURIPIDES) to BAM, 11/28-12/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2012

One of history's most personal and powerful antiwar statements, Trojan Women, written by Euripides in 451 BC, is brought to vital life in a propulsive new staging by acclaimed director Anne Bogart and SITI Company from a new adaptation by Irish playwright Jocelyn Clarke. (more...)

Bob Stewart Tuba Competition Set for Duke Ellington Center for the Arts Today, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2012

The 1st Annual Bob Stewart Tuba Competition, created by The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts, will be held today, October 20, 2012 from 12 Noon to 5 PM as part of The 37th Annual 52nd Street Duke Ellington Jazz Festival. The competition has been created to provide enhanced exposure to the many dynamic tuba players who perform in improvisational music ensembles in and around the New York area. The five groups chosen for the competition perform in a wide range of genres from traditional and contemporary Jazz to Blues, hip-hop, funk rock and world music. (more...)

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