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  • Photo Flash: Meet and Greet With Eric Hissom, Grace Gonglewski & More to Star in Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEPhoto Flash: Meet and Greet With Eric Hissom, Grace Gonglewski & More to Star in Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

    Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the Washington, D.C. premiere of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Helen HayesAward-winning director and playwright Aaron Posner, known for his Chekhov-inspired plays Stupid Fucking Bird and Life Sucks (Or the Present Ridiculous), lends his hand to this riotous sendup, which satirizes characters and themes from Anton Chekhov's classics. In this 'sunny new play about gloomy people' (New York Times), siblings Vanya and Sonia live out their days in an endless, bleak tableau in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. All seems numbingly mundane until in sweeps hurricane Masha, their fading movie star sister, with her shiny new boy toy and a big announcement. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike runs April 3-May 3, 2015 in the Fichandler Stage. Check out a first look at the cast below! (more...)

    Toronto Composers to Collaborate on Breaking Into Song: The Music of Scott Christian, Colleen & Akiva, and Kevin Wong, March 9Toronto Composers to Collaborate on Breaking Into Song: The Music of Scott Christian, Colleen & Akiva, and Kevin Wong, March 9
    by Toronto Newsdesk - Mar 3, 2015

    Join four Toronto-based composers for an evening celebrating Canada's exciting new voices in contemporary musical theatre. Scott Christian, Colleen Dauncey, Akiva Romer-Segal and Kevin Wong are behind some of the biggest hits recently presented at the Fringe, SummerWorks and Next Stage festivals. Their songs have been enjoyed on recordings and in theatres, concert halls and cabarets worldwide. Discover compelling characters and stories brought to life by a whole new generation of musical theatre creators. (more...)

    Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving and More to Appear in Sydney Theatre Company's 2015 SeasonCate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving and More to Appear in Sydney Theatre Company's 2015 Season
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

    Artists confirmed for Andrew Upton's seventh season (his second programmed as solo Artistic Director) at Sydney Theatre Company in 2015 include many of Australia's top theatrical talents: Cate Blanchett, Jacqueline McKenzie, Robyn Nevin, Susie Porter, Richard Roxburgh, Geoffrey Rush, Helen Thomson, Hugo Weaving, Ursula Yovich and many more in a program boasting directors such as Neil Armfield, Leticia Ca?ceres, Richard Cottrell, John Crowley, Pamela Rabe and STC's Andrew Upton, Sarah Goodes and Kip Williams. (more...)

    Cate Blanchett Wants to Tour Sydney Theatre Company's THE PRESENTCate Blanchett Wants to Tour Sydney Theatre Company's THE PRESENT
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

    Cate Blanchett revealed to the Daily Mail that after starring in her husband Andrew Upton's adaptation of Chekhov's THE PRESENT at the Sydney Theatre Company this August, she wants to take the production on tour to the U.S. and London. (more...)

    Eric Hissom, Grace Gonglewski & More to Star in Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEEric Hissom, Grace Gonglewski & More to Star in Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

    Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the Washington, D.C. premiere of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. (more...)

    Photo Coverage:  PETA's Reimagining of THE CHERRY ORCHARD; Show Runs Till 3/15Photo Coverage: PETA's Reimagining of THE CHERRY ORCHARD; Show Runs Till 3/15
    by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 23, 2015

    Theater and film actress Cherie Gil ('Master Class,' 'Full Gallop') makes her Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) debut via theater director-scenic designer Loy Arcenas ('Corpus Christi,' 'Love! Valour! Compassion!') and playwright Rody Vera's ('The Merchant of Venice,' 'D' Wonder Twins of Boac') reimagining of Anton Chekhov's masterwork 'The Cherry Orchard,' now titled 'Arbol de Fuego,' a flowering tree that bears no fruit, which frames the main entrance to the nearly bankrupt estate Balay Dako in Negros Occidental, Southern Philippines, during the '70s. (more...)

    THE SEAGULL To Run 3/12-28 at Playhouse on the SquareTHE SEAGULL To Run 3/12-28 at Playhouse on the Square
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

    Famous, but aging, actress Irina Arkadina is obsessed with a callous younger lover, dismissive of her son the frustrated playwright, and suspicious of an admiring ingenue. Christopher Hampton's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's 1895 play lays bare its comedy and its cruelty in a household overflowing with creativity, fantasies of fame, jealousy, and unrequited love. (more...)

    BWW Review: THE NINA VARIATIONS is 'Theatre for Theatre People'BWW Review: THE NINA VARIATIONS is 'Theatre for Theatre People'
    by Maggie Yates - Feb 11, 2015

    'The Nina Variations,' while certainly investigative of the various ways people can behave in a relationship, lacked connective tissue. (more...)

    New Musical GILGAMESH A MUSICAL EPIC Sets Reading Prior to Connelly Theater April RunNew Musical GILGAMESH A MUSICAL EPIC Sets Reading Prior to Connelly Theater April Run
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

    Power. Kingdoms. Lust. And the will of one (anti-) hero who wants to do everything he can to conquer the one enemy he cannot beat: Death. Based on the epic from Mesopotamia, one of the oldest pieces of literature known to us today, 'Gilgamesh - A Musical Epic' is the story of how Man went from Animal to God, told in the form of an epic rock opera. It brings together the rocky deserts of the mythical Middle East and the electrifying energy of Rock to challenge the gods themselves. (more...)

    Stories on Stage & Buntport Theater Company to Present SON OF VERY SHORT STORIES, Begin. 3/7Stories on Stage & Buntport Theater Company to Present SON OF VERY SHORT STORIES, Begin. 3/7
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

    ?Stories on Stage collaborates once again with the Buntport Theater Company in Son of Very Short Stories. Denver performances are Saturday, March 7 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, located at 721 Santa Fe Drive. Tickets are $28 and are available by calling 303-494-0523 or online at www.storiesonstage.org. On Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. the show moves to the Chautauqua Community House, 900 West Baseline Road, Boulder, CO 80302. Tickets for the Boulder performance are $28 and are available by calling 303-440-7666 or online at https://tickets.chautauqua.com. (more...)

    HENRY IV, PART I to Run 3/12-5/3 at AntaeusHENRY IV, PART I to Run 3/12-5/3 at Antaeus
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

    Antaeus, L.A.'s classical theater ensemble, opens its 2015 season with a fully partner-cast production of William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I. Previews begin March 6, with two opening nights set for March 12 and March 13 (one with each cast) at the Antaeus Theater in NoHo. Michael Murray directs. (more...)

    Sierra Stages to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 3/5-28Sierra Stages to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 3/5-28
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

    Sierra Stages opens its 2015 season with the hilarious Broadway comedy VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Written by Christopher Durang, VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE plays at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City from March 5-28. The play is directed by Jeffrey Mason, with set design by Pamela Hodges, lighting design by Erin Beatie, and costume design by Jill Kelly. The cast includes local Nevada County actors Casey Burke, Susan Mason, Robert Rossman, Karen Leigh Sharp, Rachel Wellman, and Sharon Winegar. (more...)

    BWW Review:  Turgenev's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY Receives an Engaging CSC ProductionBWW Review: Turgenev's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY Receives an Engaging CSC Production
    by Michael Dale - Jan 30, 2015

    Chekhov wasn't the only Russian writing of the boredom of country living. (more...)

    BWW Reviews:  Durang's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE a Delight at Paper MillBWW Reviews: Durang's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE a Delight at Paper Mill
    by Michael Dale - Jan 28, 2015

    Christopher Durang's Tony Winning Chekhov spin receives a handsome production. (more...)

    The Atlanta Opera to Present RIGOLETTOThe Atlanta Opera to Present RIGOLETTO
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

    The Atlanta Opera celebrates its 35th year of live productions with Giuseppe Verdi's tragic masterpiece, Rigoletto. This new, visually stimulating production is a co-production of Boston Lyric Opera, The Atlanta Opera, and Opera Omaha and was originally directed by The Atlanta Opera's General & Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun. (more...)

    TCG Publishes New Translation of A MONTH IN THE COUNTRYTCG Publishes New Translation of A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

    Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of the revelatory new translation of Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country, by renowned playwright Richard Nelson and foremost Russian translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. The play marks the second of TCG's Classic Russian Drama Series, which will publish classics over the next ten years. (more...)

    Cherie Gil Leads Reimagined Chekhov's Masterwork THE CHERRY ORCHARD, 2/20-3/15Cherie Gil Leads Reimagined Chekhov's Masterwork THE CHERRY ORCHARD, 2/20-3/15
    by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 21, 2015

    Theater and film actress Cherie Gil ('Master Class,' 'Full Gallop') makes her Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) debut via theater director-scenic designer Loy Arcenas ('Corpus Christi,' 'Love! Valour! Compassion!') and playwright Rody Vera's ('The Merchant of Venice,' 'D' Wonder Twins of Boac') reimagining of Anton Chekhov's masterwork 'The Cherry Orchard,' now titled 'Arbol de Fuego,' a flowering tree that bears no fruit, which frames the main entrance to the nearly bankrupt estate Balay Dako in Negros Occidental, Southern Philippines, during the '70s. (more...)

    Antaeus Welcomes Ana Rose O'Halloran as New Executive DirectorAntaeus Welcomes Ana Rose O'Halloran as New Executive Director
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

    The Antaeus Company, L.A.'s classical theater ensemble, has chosen Ana Rose O'Halloran to take the reins as executive director beginning January 22. (more...)

    Columbia Stages to Present David Eldridge's FESTEN, 1/28-31Columbia Stages to Present David Eldridge's FESTEN, 1/28-31
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

    Columbia Stages is proud to present FESTEN, a dark comedy by British playwright David Eldridge. Adapted from the 1998 Danish film of the same name, FESTEN depicts the story of a family ravaged by secrets, twisted accusations, and unbearable wounds. (more...)

    Cygnet Theatre Announces Season 13 LineupCygnet Theatre Announces Season 13 Lineup
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2015

    Cygnet Theatre has announced a Season 13 lineup featuring seven productions sure to take audiences on a rollicking theatrical journey. Adding a new creative influence to the season will be Cygnet's most recent addition, Rob Lutfy, who has been appointed as Cygnet's Associate Artistic Director and will start in the summer. (more...)

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