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Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Extends Through August at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The Old Globe today announced additional performances for the second production of the 2014 Summer Season, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods, which made its World Premiere at The Old Globe in 1986. The production is an inventive reimagining by Fiasco Theater, directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, in a production that originated at McCarter Theatre Center. By popular demand, it will now play through Sunday, August 17. Tickets for the extension will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, July 29 at noon. (more...)

Jessie Austrian, Ben Steinfeld & More Star in Fiasco Theater's Reimagined INTO THE WOODS, Opening Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the second production of the 2014 Summer Season, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods, which made its World Premiere at The Old Globe in 1986. The production is an inventive reimagining by Fiasco Theater, directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, in a production that originated at McCarter Theatre Center. The acting company includes Jessie Austrian (Baker's Wife), Noah Brody (Lucinda, Wolf, Cinderella's Prince), Matt Castle (Pianist), Alison Cimmet (Witch), Paul L. Coffey(Mysterious Man), Andy Grotelueschen (Milky White, Florinda, Rapunzel's Prince), Liz Hayes (Cinderella's Stepmother, Jack's Mother), Claire Karpen (Cinderella, Granny), Patrick Mulryan (Jack, Steward), Ben Steinfeld (Baker), and Emily Young (Little Red Ridinghood, Rapunzel). The creative team includes Lisa Shriver(Choreographer), Derek McLane (Scenic Design), Whitney Locher (Costume Design), Tim Cryan (Lighting Design), Darron L West (Sound Design), Matt Castle(Music Director, Orchestrations), Michael Perlman (Associate Director), and Marcy Victoria Reed (Stage Manager). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the New York-Bound INTO THE WOODS at The Old Globe!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The Old Globe presents Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical INTO THE WOODS, which made its World Premiere atThe Old Globe in 1986. The production is an inventive reimagining by Fiasco Theater, directed by Noah Brody andBen Steinfeld, in a production that originated at McCarter Theatre Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Old Globe's OTHELLO Celebrates Opening Night with Blair Underwood and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

The Old Globe presents Shakespeare's classic tragedy OTHELLO, directed by Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and the first show of the Globe's 2014 Summer Shakespeare Festival. Joining Blair Underwood in the title role are Richard Thomas as Iago, and Kristen Connolly as Desdemona are Broadway and Globe veterans Noah Bean(Michael Cassio; Yellow Face, 'Damages'), Jonny Orsini(Roderigo; The Nance), Mark Pinter (The Duke of Venice; the Globe's Hamlet and Charley's Aunt), Angela Reed (Emilia; Rock 'n' Roll, the Globe's August: Osage County), and Mike Sears (Brabantio, Gratiano; La Jolla Playhouse's Sideways and His Girl Friday). Scroll down for photos from the show's opening night festivities! (more...)

Jessie Austrian, Ben Steinfeld, Alison Cimmet & More Set for NYC-Bound INTO THE WOODS at the Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the second production of the 2014 Summer Season, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods, which made its World Premiere at The Old Globe in 1986. The production is an inventive reimagining by Fiasco Theater, directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, in a production that originated at McCarter Theatre Center. The acting company includes Jessie Austrian (Baker's Wife), Noah Brody (Lucinda, Wolf, Cinderella's Prince), Matt Castle (Pianist), Alison Cimmet (Witch), Paul L. Coffey(Mysterious Man), Andy Grotelueschen (Milky White, Florinda, Rapunzel's Prince), Liz Hayes (Cinderella's Stepmother, Jack's Mother), Claire Karpen (Cinderella, Granny), Patrick Mulryan (Jack, Steward), Ben Steinfeld (Baker), and Emily Young (Little Red Ridinghood, Rapunzel). The creative team includes Lisa Shriver(Choreographer), Derek McLane (Scenic Design), Whitney Locher (Costume Design), Tim Cryan (Lighting Design), Darron L West (Sound Design), Matt Castle(Music Director, Orchestrations), Michael Perlman (Associate Director), and Marcy Victoria Reed (Stage Manager). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Fiasco's THE TWO GENTLEMEN (One Gentleman) OF VERONA Couldn't Be More Charming
by Robert Michael Oliver - Apr 23, 2014

Fiasco Theatre's production of Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, delights and impresses. Lighthearted and gay (as in 'keenly alive and exuberant'), the six-member ensemble's streamlined presentation of the tale is filled with chuckles and bubbles, buffoonery and romantic jests. (more...)

Fiasco Theater Makes DC Debut with THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at Folger Theatre, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The highly celebrated New York troupe Fiasco Theater will make their Washington, DC debut with their production of William Shakespeare's clever comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona at Folger Theatre. Directed by company members Jessie Austrian and Ben Steinfeld, The Two Gentlemen of Verona will play at the Folger from today, April 17 - May 25, 2014. (more...)

Fiasco Theater to Make DC Debut with THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at Folger Theatre, 4/17-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The highly celebrated New York troupe Fiasco Theater will make their Washington, DC debut with their production of William Shakespeare's clever comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona at Folger Theatre. Directed by company members Jessie Austrian and Ben Steinfeld, The Two Gentlemen of Verona will play at the Folger from April 17 - May 25, 2014. (more...)

Breaking News: INTO THE WOODS to Journey Back to New York! Roundabout to Bring Reimagined Version to Laura Pels Theatre in Winter 2015
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Into the Woods is coming back- and not just on the big screen! BroadwayWorld has just confirmed that the musical will return to the New York Stage soon. Roundabout Theatre Company will present McCarter Theatre Center and Fiasco Theatre's acclaimed, re-imagined production of the Tony Award-winning musical classic by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine at the Laura Pels Theatre in Winter 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: Fiasco's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Successfully Simplifies Tale of Corruption
by Charles Quittner - Mar 03, 2014

Corruption and power fit together like a key in a lock. Political scandal is tragically and comically normalized in William Shakespeare's relevant dark comedy Measure for Measure, presented with thematic simplicity and ingenuity by Fiasco Theater at the New Victory Theater playing now through March 16. (more...)

Michael Pennington to Star in KING LEAR at Theatre for a New Audience, Begin. 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Michael Pennington, two-time Olivier Award nominee, an artist of international stature and one of England's greatest classical actors, will play the title role in William Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear directed by Arin Arbus. For the second production in Theatre for a New Audience's inaugural season at its first permanent home, the new Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place in Brooklyn, Mr. Pennington leads a company of 22 actors. King Lear begins previews March 14 for an opening March 27 and a run through May 4. (more...)

Michael Pennington to Star in KING LEAR at Theatre for a New Audience, Begin. 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Michael Pennington, two-time Olivier Award nominee, an artist of international stature and one of England's greatest classical actors, will play the title role in William Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear directed by Arin Arbus. For the second production in Theatre for a New Audience's inaugural season at its first permanent home, the new Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place in Brooklyn, Mr. Pennington leads a company of 22 actors. King Lear begins previews March 14 for an opening March 27 and a run through May 4. (more...)

Fiasco Theater's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Adds 3/6 & 3/13 Performances at New Victory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Two additional performances for the world premiere of Measure for Measure at The New Victory Theater have been added on Thursday, March 6 at 7pm and Thursday, March 13 at 7pm for a total of 21 performances (14 public performances). (more...)

World Premiere of Fiasco Theater's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Set for New Victory, 2/28-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

New York's Fiasco Theater sheds new light on one of Shakespeare's darkest comedies in the world premiere of Fiasco Theater's Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare; the show runs Off-Broadway at The New Victory Theater from February 28 - March 16, 2014. (more...)

BWW Review: Marion Steals THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 22, 2013

Playwright David Farr, inspired by TWELFTH NIGHT, AS YOU LIKE IT, and his own two daughters, has written a nature-infused feminist version of the legend of Robin Hood. Icelandic Director Gisli Írn Gardarsson and his creative team have conjured up an athletic, revolutionary staging brought to life by an agile ensemble and accompanied by Connecticut roots band Poor Old Shine. THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD beats fast and takes you on an amazing journey. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jordan Dean, Christina Bennett Lind, Christopher Sieber and More in A.R.T.'s THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the Artistic Direction of Diane Paulus, present the second production of the 2013/14 Season: David Farr's The Heart of Robin Hood, directed by Gisli Írn Gardarsson, now playing at the Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge. The production runs through Sunday, January 19, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production shots below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Audience Reactions to A.R.T.'s THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2013

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the Artistic Direction of Diane Paulus, present the second production of the 2013/14 Season: David Farr's The Heart of Robin Hood, directed by Gisli Írn Gardarsson, now playing at the Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge. The production runs through Sunday, January 19, 2014. Check out what the audiences had to say about opening night! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of A.R.T.'s THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD - Diane Paulus, Jordan Dean, Christina Bennett Lind & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the Artistic Direction of Diane Paulus, present the second production of the 2013/14 Season:David Farr's The Heart of Robin Hood, directed by Gisli Írn Gardarsson, now playing at the Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge. The production runs through Sunday, January 19, 2014. Check out a first look at opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsals for A.R.T.'s THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the Artistic Direction of Diane Paulus, iwill present the second production of the 2013/14 Season:David Farr's The Heart of Robin Hood, directed by Gisli Írn Gardarsson, to begin performances Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge. The production runs through Sunday, January 19, 2014. (more...)

Folk Band Poor Old Shine to Take A.R.T. Stage in THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD, Running 12/11-1/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 07, 2013

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the Artistic Direction of Diane Paulus, has announced that the folk band Poor Old Shine has joined the company of The Heart of Robin Hood to create and perform live original music. The production is written by David Farr and directed by Gisli Írn Gardarsson and begins performances Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge and runs through Sunday, January 19, 2014. It will be available for press viewing from Wednesday, December 18 at 7:30pm. (more...)

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