Art Theatre News

ILLUSIONS, CHALK AND SOOT, Phyllis Chen World Premiere and More Highlight Fall 2014 at Baryshnikov Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) announces the Fall 2014 performance season, which runs September 17 to December 18. The BAC Presents series will feature the World, U.S., and New York Premieres of contemporary theater, dance, music, and multimedia works that have either been commissioned by BAC or created by artists who have been in residence at BAC. The season lineup also includes BAC Space 2014 -- a new initiative of BAC's Residency Program -- which reflects BAC's core mission to support artists at various stages of their artistic development, and expose audiences to innovative, contemporary new work. (more...)

ONE Festival's MAMI CONFESSIONS by Lorraine Rodríguez-Reyes Set for 7/30-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Caicedo Productions Corp in Association with TTO Entertainment presents The ONE Festival's MAMI CONFESSIONS, written & performed by LORRAINE RODRÍGUEZ-REYES, from July 30 - August 3, 2014, at Teatro Circulo. Directed by Susan G. Reid & Dramaturged by Jane Barnette, MAMI CONFESSIONS is the winner of the 2014 ONE Festival, resulting in this AEA Approved Showcase Production. (more...)

OSTC's Piano Bar Series to Continue on 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its second summer season in its state-of-the-Art Theatre in Warwick, is proud to announce the continuation of their Piano Bar Series. 'Broadway Music and Comedy' will be held following select evening performances of the company's current production, the popular Tony Award-winning musical comedy, Guys and Dolls. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company to Host ZORRO Post-Show Q&A, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

For those who didn't have the opportunity to meet the cast of the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company's "Zorro!" at the opening night after-show party at the Washington Inn on July 23, another chance is to be had on Friday, August 1 at an after-show Q&A. It's a wonderful opportunity for patrons to ask actors, director, and technical team such questions as "why do they do what they do?" and "how do they do it?" (more...)

A DANCE OF DEATH to Play Finborough Theatre, Begin. 5 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre from Cerberus Theatre, the UK premiere and the English world premiere of controversial German playwright Rolf Hochhuth's Sommer 14 - A Dance of Death in a brand new translation opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 5 August 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 7 August at 7.30pm). (more...)

Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome to Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins September 5 with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs September 5 through October 11, 2014. The opening is set for September 7 at 3 p.m. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre to Screen Matthew Bourne's SWAN LAKE, 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce a high definition screening of Matthew Bourne's legendary reimagining of SWAN LAKE, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne and broadcast for one screening only on Sunday, August 10 at 2pm at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada. (more...)

47th Annual National Critics Institute Kicks Off at the O'Neill Center With Chris Jones, Michael Riedel, Linda Winer and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

With new leadership, extensive new financial support from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, and a curriculum retooled to reflect the new realities of arts journalism, the Eugene O'Neill Center's venerable National Critics Institute (NCI) is underway for its 47th summer. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company presents the world premiere ZORRO!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company's next production is a swashbuckler: the world premiere of 'Zorro!' based on Johnston McCulley's 'The Curse of Capistrano' (1919) adapted by James Rana. Spanish for 'fox,' Zorro fought the oppressive colonial government in Spanish California with a quick sword and wit. Wearing a mask, he kept his identity secret, even to the woman he loved. In 1939, Bob Kane and Bill Finger gave credit to McCulley's masked avenger, with his dual identity, as their inspiration for 'Batman.' Like Bruce Wayne and Batman, Don Diego and Zorro are never seen together at the same time. (more...)

First-Ever Yorkshire Festival Celebrates 100 Amazing Days
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

The first ever Yorkshire Festival 2014 captured the imaginations of artists and public alike, attracting over 750,000 people to 1,400 performances of the headline events, which involved 7,000 participants and took place in the 100 days running up to Yorkshire's Tour de France Grand Depart. (more...)

Cast Announced for Noel Coward's THIS WAS A MAN at Finborough Theatre from July 15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Banned by the Lord Chamberlain for its facetious and irreverent treatment of adultery, This Was A Man, a previously unseen play by Noel Coward, directed by actress Belinda Lang, opens for its long overdue UK professional premiere in a strictly limited three week season at the Finborough Theatre on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 17 July 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century Presents BEETHOVEN LOVE ELEGIES, 7/16-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to Lenox, Massachusetts, for the second consecutive summer, with 12 performances of the fully staged theatrical concert, Beethoven Love Elegies. With a script drawn from Beethoven's letters and diaries and accounts by his contemporaries, interwoven with performances of some of his greatest music, this poignant, humorous, and emotionally intense production dramatizes Beethoven's young years in Vienna and his search for the perfect wife. Actor Kire Tosevski as Beethoven heads an outstanding company of five esteemed actors and four musicians (violinist Rachel Lee Priday, cellist Sebastian Bäverstam, pianist Eve Wolf, and baritone Chad Sloane). (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS to Open 7/9 at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), which recently completed its first full season in its new state-of-the-Art Theatre in Warwick is proud to continue its summer season on July 9 with one of America's most popular and successful Broadway musicals, Guys and Dolls, sponsored by Residence Inn by Marriott. (more...)

Brian Conley & Linzi Hateley to Lead BARNUM at Birmingham Hippodrome in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Cameron Mackintosh and Michael Harrison present the Cameron Mackintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre hit musical BARNUM which will run at Birmingham Hippodrome from Tuesday 7 July - Saturday 1 August 2015 starring Brian Conley as PT Barnum and Linzi Hateley as Chairy. (more...)

American Theatre of Actors Presents NORTH TO MAIN: A JOURNEY ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL, 7/16-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

American Theatre of Actors presents North To Maine: A Journey on the Appalachian Trail, a new original play written by Brenton Lengel about a thru-hiker's experience on the legendary trail. Eric Parness directs a cast of five including Samantha Rivers Cole, Tim Dowd, Michael Raymond Fox, Adam La Faci, and Winston Shaw. North To Maine is being staged at The Beckmann Theatre at American Theatre of Actors (ATA), 314 West 54th Street (bet. 8th & 9th Avenues) in NYC for 17 performances from July 16-August 3, 2014. (more...)

NORTH TO MAINE: A JOURNEY ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL at ATA, 7/16-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

American Theatre of Actors presents North To Maine: A Journey on the Appalachian Trail, a new original play written by Brenton Lengel about a thru-hiker's experience on the legendary trail. Eric Parness directs a cast of five including Samantha Rivers Cole, Tim Dowd, Michael Raymond Fox, Adam La Faci, and Winston Shaw. North To Maine is being staged at The Beckmann Theatre at American Theatre of Actors (ATA), 314 West 54th Street (bet. 8th & 9th Avenues) in NYC for 17 performances from July 16-August 3, 2014. (more...)

O'Neill Center Names Jonathan Bernstein as Head of National Music Theater Institute
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Rachel Jett, Artistic Director of the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center has named director, playwright, and book writer Jonathan Bernstein as the artistic head of the Institute's new program, the National Music Theater Institute (NMTI). (more...)

Colony Theatre to Open Season with World Premiere of FAMILY PLANNING, 7/9 - 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the first production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the World Premiere of FAMILY PLANNING by Michelle Kholos Brooks. The production stars Christina Pickles and Bruce Weitz, who between them have a combined total of 14 Emmy nominations, and is directed by Cameron Watson, who has been heralded as "one of our finest contemporary directors" by The Los Angeles Times, while The Wall Street Journal declared his work "the best in the country." (more...)

Casting Announced for O'Neill Center's 2014 National Music Theater Conference's THE WAR DEPT. and THE WHITE CITY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today casting for the 2014 National Music Theater Conference. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Paulette Haupt, the Conference runs from June 28 to July 11, and will be instrumental in the development of two new musicals. (more...)

Erika Bailey to Join A.R.T./Moscow Art Theatre Institute as Head of Voice and Speech
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theatre Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University, under the direction of Scott Zigler, has announced that after an exhaustive nationwide search, Erika Bailey has been selected to join the faculty as Head of Voice and Speech. (more...)

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