Folger Theatre News

Aaron Posner & Teller to Helm Larry Yando in Chicago Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST; Cast, Creatives Set!Aaron Posner & Teller to Helm Larry Yando in Chicago Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the full casting and creative team for Shakespeare's spectacular tale of revenge and romance-The Tempest, staged by award-winning directors Aaron Posner and Teller, of the magic duo Penn & Teller. (more...)

Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK Set for DMT, 8/27-9/20Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK Set for DMT, 8/27-9/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre 2015-2016 Revelations Season kicks off with the regional premiere of Lynn Nottage's biting satire about racial stereotyping in Hollywood: BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK.  By The Way, Meet Vera Stark will have 15 performances, including one preview, August 27 through September 20, 2015, at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward, CA. (more...)

White Heron Theatre Co. to Present GRAVEDIGGER'S TALE ON NANTUCKETWhite Heron Theatre Co. to Present GRAVEDIGGER'S TALE ON NANTUCKET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The White Heron Theatre Company announces a one-of-a-kind pop-up theatre experience with the opening ofGravedigger's Tale, a new, interactive, one-man play conceived and directed by Robert Richmond and produced in tandem with the Folger Theatre.  (more...)

Star of Stage and Screen Roger Rees Dies at 71Star of Stage and Screen Roger Rees Dies at 71
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

It was just back in late-May when we reported that Roger Rees, then starring in THE VISIT on Broadway opposite Chita Rivera had departed the show on a medical leave. Today, we are sad to share the news that the star passed away on Friday evening, at home in New York at 71. According to a statement from his publicist, he passed away at home after battling a brief illness. (more...)

The Hub Theatre Sets Cast, Creative Team for LETO LEGENDThe Hub Theatre Sets Cast, Creative Team for LETO LEGEND
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

The Hub Theatre ends Season 7 with the world premier production of company member Kristen LePine's play, LETO LEGEND, directed by Artistic Director, Helen Pafumi. Charlie (Valerie Fenton) is a full time mom, writer, and superhero. How does she do it all? And more importantly, is there a way for her to stop? The mythical and modern collide in the comedy about today's superwoman. Fenton is joined by Lolita Marie, Katie Nigsch, Katie Jeffries, Audrey Bertaux and Carolyn Kashner. (more...)

Premiere Stages at Kean University to Present BY THE WATER, 7/16-8/2Premiere Stages at Kean University to Present BY THE WATER, 7/16-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Premiere Stages at Kean University will present the New Jersey Premiere of Sharyn Rothstein's Off-Broadway hit By the Water from July 16th through August 2nd in the Zella Fry Theatre. In this moving new play directed by Adam Immerwahr, Hurricane Sandy wields its force upon the home of Marty and Mary Murphy, threatening to destroy not only the life they have built together but the neighborhood they grew up in. Will Marty manage to save his neighborhood and his home, or are the secrets unearthed by the storm too powerful to overcome? Described by The New York Times as 'drawn with acute sympathy and in gritty detail," this gripping and affecting play will feature actors Damian Buzzerio, Mike DiSalvo, Billy Finn, Deanna McGovern, Brian O'Neill, Sheila Stasack and Jo Twiss. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announced the cast and creative team for The Foreigner, the last play in the "Alley Theatre @ UH" season. Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean returns to one of his signature roles as Charlie Baker. (more...)

Post5 Theatre to Present MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 7/17-8/16Post5 Theatre to Present MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 7/17-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Post5 Theatre presents the third and final Shakespearean comedy of its 2015 season: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Directed by Darragh Kennan, the show runs Friday - Sunday, July 17th - August 16th, 2015. (more...)

STUPID F$#@ING BIRD to Play Victory Gardens, 7/23-8/30STUPID F$#@ING BIRD to Play Victory Gardens, 7/23-8/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Carlisle Hart, LLC presents Sideshow Theatre Company, Chicago's preeminent theater company for presenting familiar stories in unorthodox ways, in a commercial remount of their wildly successful, sold-out smash hit production of STUPID FUCKING BIRD. Aaron Posner's comic spin on Chekhov's The Seagull is directed by artistic director Jonathan L. Green, from July 23 through August 30, 2015 with Press Opening Saturday, July 25 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN Comes to Life at FolgerBWW Reviews: ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN Comes to Life at Folger
by Itai Yasur - May 19, 2015

Far before the first lines are spoken director Aaron Posner, known for his unique reinventions of classics, and his creative team have created a new home for Stoppard's absurd spin on Shakespeare, and while doing so have breathed life into a classic nearing its 50th anniversary. (more...)

Fiasco's TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Extends Through June 20 at TFANAFiasco's TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Extends Through June 20 at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Jeffrey Horowitz, Theatre for a New Audience Founding Artistic Director, has extended once again Fiasco Theater's The Two Gentlemen of Verona due to box office demand. (more...)

Everyman Theatre to Stage BLITHE SPIRIT, 5/27-6/28Everyman Theatre to Stage BLITHE SPIRIT, 5/27-6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Everyman Theatre will wrap up its 2014/15 Season with the hysterical and witty comedy Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward. The production is directed by Everyman Theatre's Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi and will run from May 27th through June 28th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEADPhoto Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Folger Theatre concludes its highly successful 2014/15 season with Tom Stoppard's fabulously inventive, existentialist tragicomedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Directed by four-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Aaron Posner (Stoppard's Arcadia, The Taming of the Shrew at Folger), this modern classic will play at Folger Theatre now through June 21, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Aaron Posner's DISTRICT MERCHANTS, Holly Twyford & Erin Weaver in 'MIDSUMMER' and More Set for Folger Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonAaron Posner's DISTRICT MERCHANTS, Holly Twyford & Erin Weaver in 'MIDSUMMER' and More Set for Folger Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Folger Theatre Artistic Producer Janet Alexander Griffin today announced the 2015/16 season. As the Folger embarks on a historic 2016 season commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death with insightful exhibitions, lectures, and concerts, Folger Theatre will stage a full season of works by and newly adapted from the world's most esteemed playwright.  (more...)

OSF to Take Productions on the RoadOSF to Take Productions on the Road
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) has annonced that that audiences across the country will be able to enjoy OSF productions in their own theatres. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience Extends THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONATheatre for a New Audience Extends THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Due to box office demand, Theatre for a New Audience is extending its fourth production of the 2014-2015 season, Fiasco Theater's The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare, directed by Jessie Austrian and Ben Steinfeld, for two additional weeks through Sunday, June 7, at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. The Two Gentlemen of Verona opened on April 30. (more...)

N.C. Symphony to Perform A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 5/7-9N.C. Symphony to Perform A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 5/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

North Carolina Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn will lead the orchestra, members of UNC-Chapel Hill's Carolina Choir, and an outstanding cast of actors, directed by University of North Carolina School of the Arts Dean of Drama Carl Forsman, in a theatrical / symphonic presentation of William Shakespeare's most popular comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. The performances will take place Thursday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m., in Memorial Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and again on Friday and Saturday, May 8-9, at 8 p.m., in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company's STUPID F**KING BIRD to Return to Victory Gardens This SummerSideshow Theatre Company's STUPID F**KING BIRD to Return to Victory Gardens This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Carlisle Hart, LLC presents Sideshow Theatre Company, Chicago's preeminent theater company for presenting familiar stories in unorthodox ways, in a commercial remount of their wildly successful, sold-out smash hit production of STUPID FUCKING BIRD. Aaron Posner's comic spin on Chekhov's The Seagull is directed by artistic director Jonathan L. Green, from July 23 through August 30, 2015 at Victory Gardens Za?ek McVay Theater, 2433. N Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Wrenn Schmidt, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason, Conrad John Schuck and More to Star in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Wrenn Schmidt, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason, Conrad John Schuck and More to Star in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, joining celebrated director Jessica Stone, who recently made her Globe debut with Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Shaw's romantic comedy, which continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration, will run May 9 - June 14, 2015 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run May 9 through 13. Opening night is Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Close Season with ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Begin. 5/8Berkeley Rep to Close Season with ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Begin. 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre will conclude its 48th season with Richard Bean's internationally acclaimed One Man, Two Guvnors, a sassy update of Carlo Goldoni's classic knee-slapper, The Servant of Two Masters. Set in 1963 Brighton, England, One Man, Two Guvnors is a brilliantly delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues. The uproarious plot features a disarming and doltish Francis Henshall who finds himself trapped by farce into working for two bosses - who are connected in wildly improbable ways. He just has to keep them from discovering each other. Inspired insanity, high-low antics, and nimble wordplay ensue - all backed by live musicians paying homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four. Directed by David Ivers - artistic director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival - and with songs by Grant Olding, One Man, Two Guvnors is a riotous blast complete with a colorful cast of characters in a topsy-turvy world of love triangles and mistaken identities. It previews on Friday May 8, 2015, opens on Friday, May 15, 2015, and plays through Sunday June 21, 2015. Press night for One Man, Two Guvnors will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015. Individual tickets start at $29 and can be purchased by phone at (510) 647-2949 or online at berkeleyrep.org. (more...)

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