Folger Theatre News

Arena Stage Sets Full Cast of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACEDArena Stage Sets Full Cast of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Arena Stage announces casting for the final production of the 2015/16 season, Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced. Director Timothy Douglas (Arena's King Hedley II) tackles this emotionally-charged play by Akhtar, author of the novel 'American Dervish' and currently the most produced playwright in the United States. Hailed as 'emotionally shattering, a smart and provocative work of unusual daring that should be seen by anyone who cares about serious theater' by Newsday, Disgraced runs April 22-May 29, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Jack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAYJack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this "sure-fire, action packed hit" (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a "sensational night of theater" (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

BWW Review: Folger's Delightful MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMBWW Review: Folger's Delightful MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Roger Catlin - Feb 3, 2016

Nobody's quite sure of the birthdate of the greatest writer in the English language, but everyone is pretty sure William Shakespeare died in 1616, making this the 400th anniversary of his death, or as Michael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library calls it, 'the fifth century of his afterlife.' (more...)

BWW Review: Joseph Haj's Guthrie Debut Resurrects Love in Glorious PERICLESBWW Review: Joseph Haj's Guthrie Debut Resurrects Love in Glorious PERICLES
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 2, 2016

The heavens appear to open above the Minneapolis audience when a cloud filled sky hovers over the stage in the' Guthrie Theater's Wurtele Thrust Stage this winter. Artistic debuts abound in the company's glorious new production of William Shakespeare's Pericles, named one of the Washington Post's 2015 top ten productions in American theater. The production arrives in association with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and The Folger Theatre where incoming Artistic Director Joseph Haj transports the city to this ancient tale placed on and around the Mediterranean Sea where redemption washes like water over Shakespeare's heroes and heroines at the story's end. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WEST SIDE STORY and More Among 2016 Helen Hayes Award Nominees; Full List!DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WEST SIDE STORY and More Among 2016 Helen Hayes Award Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the nominees for the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Shakespeare Library's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMPhoto Flash: First Look at Folger Shakespeare Library's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Kicking off†Folger Theatre's 2016 commemoration of 400 years of†William Shakespeare†is one of his most beloved comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream. On stage from January 26 through March 6, 2016, this hilarious and heartfelt celebration of the follies and foibles of human beings is directed by four-time†Helen Hayes†Award-winner†Aaron Posner. It is performed by an all-star cast, including†Holly Twyford†as Bottom,†Eric Hissom†as Oberon,†Caroline Stefanie Clay†as Titania, and†Erin Weaver†as a mischievous Puck. Tickets are available online at†www.folger.edu/theatre†or by calling the Folger Box Office at (202) 544-7077. (more...)

MET to Stage STUPID F***ING BIRDMET to Stage STUPID F***ING BIRD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is proud to present the funny and moving Stupid Fucking Bird. The show which is "sort of" adapted from Chekhov's The Seagull by Aaron Posner will be helmed by Gerard Stropnicky. The play will run at MET for four weeks beginning February 12. (more...)

SISSYBOY to Open 2/12 at NoHo Arts CenterSISSYBOY to Open 2/12 at NoHo Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

The multi award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE) is thrilled to present a world premiere play, SissyBoy, written and performed by James Mellon and directed by Kevin Bailey. SissyBoy will begin previews on Friday, February 5 at 8pm; will open on Friday, February 12 at 8pm and run for eleven performances through Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim Blvd.) in North Hollywood. (more...)

New Rep to Launch 'Next Rep Black Box Festival Symposium Series' This SundayNew Rep to Launch 'Next Rep Black Box Festival Symposium Series' This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces the NEXT REP BLACK BOX FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT SYMPOSIUM SERIES, January 24-February 18, 2016 in the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG at Theater JPhoto Flash: First Look at THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG at Theater J
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Theater J presents the Tony Award-nominated THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG†by Wendy Wasserstein, which plays now through†February 21, 2016. This heartfelt comedy follows the three Rosensweig sisters who are†different as can be - a no-nonsense international banker, a kvelling mother of four and a bohemian world-traveling journalist. When the three hilariously reunite at Sara's London home for her 54th birthday celebration, a barrage of suitors and unexpected revelations make for one remarkable weekend. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Folger Shakespeare Library's Season Of Wonder Commemorates The 400th Anniversary of The Bard's PassingFolger Shakespeare Library's Season Of Wonder Commemorates The 400th Anniversary of The Bard's Passing
by Michael Dale - Jan 11, 2016

Special performances, a touring exhibit and educational services are all featured in 2016. (more...)

Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter; Cast Announced!Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of THE MOORS by Jen Silverman, directed by Jackson Gay, January 29-February 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 4. (more...)

Burning Coal Theatre Company & CAM Raleigh to Stage US Premiere of BLUE SKYBurning Coal Theatre Company & CAM Raleigh to Stage US Premiere of BLUE SKY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Burning Coal Theatre Company and CAM Raleigh present the US premiere of Blue Sky by Clare Bayley, directed by Gus Heagerty with artwork by Derek Toomes at CAM/Raleigh (409 West Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27603) Thursdays through Saturdays, January 28-30, February 4-6*, and 11-13, 2016 at 7:30 pm and Sundays January 31, February 7 and 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors (65+), and $15 for students, teachers and active military. Burning Coal also offers group rates and $5 student rush tickets if available at curtain. All Thursday performances are $15. To purchase visit www.burningcoal.org or call the box office at (919) 834-4001. *Note: the performance on Friday, February 5th will take place at 10 pm immediately following First Friday at CAM/Raleigh! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Kick Off 2016 at Folger TheatreA MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Kick Off 2016 at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Kicking off Folger Theatre's 2016 commemoration of 400 years of William Shakespeare is one of his most beloved comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream. On stage from January 26 through March 6, 2016, this hilarious and heartfelt celebration of the follies and foibles of human beings is directed by four-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Aaron Posner. It is performed by an all-star cast, including Holly Twyford as Bottom, Eric Hissom as Oberon, Caroline Stefanie Clay as Titania, and Erin Weaver as a mischievous Puck. Tickets are available online at www.folger.edu/theatre or by calling the Folger Box Office at (202) 544-7077. (more...)

Mosaic Theater Company to Welcome Back VOICES FROM A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST FESTIVAL in 2016Mosaic Theater Company to Welcome Back VOICES FROM A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST FESTIVAL in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces the return of the critically acclaimed VOICES FROM A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST FESTIVAL, an expansive exhibition of some of the finest Israeli, Arab and American artists from across the country and around the world. The five offerings included in the 2015-16 Festival, which runs from January 6-May 1, 2016, grapple with issues of peace and conflict in a divided Middle East. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Update - Bobby Smith, Elliott Kashner Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Update - Bobby Smith, Elliott Kashner Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Full Cast Set for Arena Stage's D.C. Premiere of THE CITY OF CONVERSATIONFull Cast Set for Arena Stage's D.C. Premiere of THE CITY OF CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Anthony Giardina's Off-Broadway smash hit THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, about a Georgetown political hostess, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Following his direction of the 2014 world premiere at Lincoln Center Theater, Tony Award winner Doug Hughes returns to direct this political drama spanning three decades, from Carter's presidency through the Reagan era and ending with Obama's inauguration. THE CITY OF CONVERSATION runs January 29-March 6, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Update - Dani De Waal Beating Caroline Bowman!2015 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Update - Dani De Waal Beating Caroline Bowman!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre to Stage VIA DOLOROSA This JanuaryNew Repertory Theatre to Stage VIA DOLOROSA This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

New Repertory Theatre announces VIA DOLOROSA, January 2-31, 2016 in the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

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