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Theatre by the Lake Announces Two-Company Ensemble for Summer SeasonTheatre by the Lake Announces Two-Company Ensemble for Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Artistic Director Conrad Lynch today announces the ensemble for the Theatre by the Lake's Summer Season - the first time the theatre has featured two-companies. They will perform over 5 productions in rep - After the Dance, As You Like It, Miss Julie, Handbagged and Remarkable Invisible - in both the theatre's spaces. (more...)

Cal Shakes Opens 2017 Season with AS YOU LIKE ITCal Shakes Opens 2017 Season with AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Director Desdemona Chiang makes her Cal Shakes debut, infusing Shakespeare's  romantic comedy with the vibrant, complicated, and shifting energy of the Bay Area.   Berkeley, CA, April 26 - California Shakespeare Theater begins its 43rd Season with Shakespeare's gender-bending comedy, As You Like It. In director Desdemona Chiang's all new production, adaptable and resilient Rosalind must leave everything she knows behind to find her true family. (more...)

Edinburgh Fringe Sell-Out Tudor Drama Makes Stateside DebutEdinburgh Fringe Sell-Out Tudor Drama Makes Stateside Debut
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Tier 5 Theatre Project presents Ladies in Waiting: The Judgement of Henry VIII a play by James Cougar Canfield performing as a part of Hollywood Fringe Festival (more...)

Counter-Productions Theatre Company Presents LONELY PLANETCounter-Productions Theatre Company Presents LONELY PLANET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

???????Counter-Productions Theatre Company wraps up their tenth season with Steven Dietz's Lonely Planet, an absurdist comedy exploring friendship and fear at the height of the AIDS epidemic. (more...)

Ruth Gemmell and Emma Paetz Star in the World Premiere of NO PLACE FOR A WOMAN at Theatre 503Ruth Gemmell and Emma Paetz Star in the World Premiere of NO PLACE FOR A WOMAN at Theatre 503
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The wife of a prison camp commandant is throwing a party. She asks her husband for champagne. Instead he brings home a ballet dancer from the camp. (more...)

BARBECUE, THE LITTLE FOXES, WOLF HALL and More Set for Epic Theatre Company's 2017-18 SeasonBARBECUE, THE LITTLE FOXES, WOLF HALL and More Set for Epic Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Epic Theatre Company is kicking off its sixth season with a diverse line-up of brand new, innovative and exhilarating work that looks at the relationship between power and the people it affects. (more...)

Paula Vogel's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Set for Cleveland Play House This MarchPaula Vogel's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Set for Cleveland Play House This March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Cleveland Play House shifts gears from playful (Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery) to profound with the Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive. Written by Paula Vogel - one of the preeminent figures in American theater today - How I Learned to Drive traverses taboo territory with humor, heart, and empathy. (more...)

Paula Vogel's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Set for Cleveland Play House This MarchPaula Vogel's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Set for Cleveland Play House This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Cleveland Play House shifts gears from playful (Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery) to profound with the Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive. Written by Paula Vogel - one of the preeminent figures in American theater today - How I Learned to Drive traverses taboo territory with humor, heart, and empathy. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THINGAurora Theatre Company Extends Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional week of performances for THE REAL THING, Tom Stoppard's (The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) timeless comedy about an all-too-witty playwright who succumbs to the emotional ravages he puts his characters through. Timothy Near ("Master Harold"…and the boys) returns to Aurora to helm this Tony Award-winner for Best Play (1984) and Best Revival of a Play (2000), featuring Elijah Alexander, Liz Sklar, Carrie Paff (This Is How It Goes, A Delicate Balance, Collapse),Tommy Gorrebeeck (The Monster-Builder, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale), Seann Gallagher, and Emily Radosevich. THE REAL THING now plays through March 5th (added performances: Tuesday, February 28, 7pm; Wednesday, March 1, 8pm; Thursday, March 2, 8pm; Friday, March 3, 8pm; Saturday, March 4, 8pm; Sunday, March 5, 2pm, 7pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Tours of NELL GWYNN and SILVER LININGFull Casting Announced for Tours of NELL GWYNN and SILVER LINING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

English Touring Theatre's Artistic Director Richard Twyman today announces full casting for the tours of Jessica Swale's Olivier Award-winning Nell Gwynn and the world premiere of Sandi Toksvig's Silver Lining.  (more...)


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BWW Review: WOLF HALL PART II Brings Up the Bodies at Main Street TheaterBWW Review: WOLF HALL PART II Brings Up the Bodies at Main Street Theater
by Gary Laird - Nov 22, 2016

That this work could be adapted at all for the stage, much less a small black box theater, is somewhat remarkable, but Udden and her team of more-than-capable actors and designers have done it proud. (more...)

Robert Joy Stars in Seattle Rep's KING CHARLES III, Opening TonightRobert Joy Stars in Seattle Rep's KING CHARLES III, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents the 2015 Oliver Award-winning Best New Play, King Charles III, Mike Bartlett's runaway smash hit, a contemporary and provocative comedy drama about Prince Charles' ascension to the throne upon the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth. It is a powerful piece about press intrusion, backroom politics, and the timeless magnetism of power. (more...)

Robert Joy Stars in KING CHARLES III, Starting Tonight at Seattle RepRobert Joy Stars in KING CHARLES III, Starting Tonight at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents the 2015 Oliver Award-winning Best New Play, King Charles III, Mike Bartlett's runaway smash hit, a contemporary and provocative comedy drama about Prince Charles' ascension to the throne upon the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth. It is a powerful piece about press intrusion, backroom politics, and the timeless magnetism of power. (more...)

Robert Joy to Star in Seattle Rep's KING CHARLES III; Cast Announced!Robert Joy to Star in Seattle Rep's KING CHARLES III; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced complete casting for the 2015 Oliver Award-winning Best New Play, King Charles III, Mike Bartlett's runaway smash hit, a contemporary and provocative comedy drama about Prince Charles' ascension to the throne upon the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth. It is a powerful piece about press intrusion, backroom politics, and the timeless magnetism of power. (more...)

Photo Flash: From Anne to Jane! First Look at WOLF HALL: PART II Regional Premiere in HoustonPhoto Flash: From Anne to Jane! First Look at WOLF HALL: PART II Regional Premiere in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Wolf Hall: Parts I and II, based on the novels by Hilary Mantel and adapted for the Stage by Mike Poulton, is making its Regional Premiere, directed by Rebecca Greene Udden, at Main Street Theater (Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd., Houston, TX) this fall. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Part II below! (more...)

BWW Review: WOLF HALL Plays Devil's Advocate at Main Street TheaterBWW Review: WOLF HALL Plays Devil's Advocate at Main Street Theater
by Katricia Lang - Oct 28, 2016

Main Street Theater gives WOLF HALL, a political thriller set in the court of Tudor ruler and serial spouse King Henry VIII, the same grab and intensity of a popcorn flick. (more...)

NELL GWYNN Returns to Shakespeare's Globe Following UK TourNELL GWYNN Returns to Shakespeare's Globe Following UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

English Touring Theatre today announces that following its UK tour, Jessica Swale's Olivier Award-winning Nell Gwynn, starring Laura Pitt-Pulford in the title role, returns to Shakespeare's Globe for a two week run from 2 - 13 May 2017.  (more...)

BWW Review: A Rare and Topical Revival of ANNE OF THE THOUSAND DAYS at CSCBWW Review: A Rare and Topical Revival of ANNE OF THE THOUSAND DAYS at CSC
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Oct 24, 2016

Anne, like Henry, is engaged in more than just affairs of the heart. She too ends up playing (and winning, on the best terms available to her) the game of thrones. Just before her arrest, she is offered a choice, which she recognizes lies between survival and legacy. Her choice of the latter is immediate, and has long-lasting positive effects, dwarfing those made by her ostensibly more powerful husband. (more...)

Photo Flash: Court Intrigue! First Look at WOLF HALL Regional Premiere in HoustonPhoto Flash: Court Intrigue! First Look at WOLF HALL Regional Premiere in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Wolf Hall: Parts I and II, based on the novels by Hilary Mantel and adapted for the Stage by Mike Poulton, is making its Regional Premiere, directed by Rebecca Greene Udden, at Main Street Theater (Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd., Houston, TX) this fall. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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