Folger Theatre News

Karin Coonrod's MERCHANT OF VENICE to Launch Peak Performances' 2017-18 Season of Works by WomenKarin Coonrod's MERCHANT OF VENICE to Launch Peak Performances' 2017-18 Season of Works by Women
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Peak Performances will kick off its 2017-18 season-which consists entirely of works by women-with a visionary production of The Merchant of Venice from director Karin Coonrod and her Compagnia de' Colombari. (more...)

MERCY KILLERS and SIDE EFFECTS To Play Greenhouse Theater CenterMERCY KILLERS and SIDE EFFECTS To Play Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center and Poor Box Theater, in association with D.C's award winning Taffety Punk Theatre Company, is pleased to present THE AMERICAN MERCY TOUR: MERCY KILLERS and SIDE EFFECTS, two one-act plays steeped in America's controversial relationship with healthcare. (more...)

Faran Tahir Returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to Play OTHELLO at Free For AllFaran Tahir Returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to Play OTHELLO at Free For All
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) Free For All, one of the capital's most beloved annual traditions offering free performances of a Shakespearean classic to the general public each summer, will return next month with the Company's 2016 production of William Shakespeare's Othello. Helmed by internationally acclaimed director Ron Daniels and starring screen actor Faran Tahir in the titular role, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW) from August 15-27, offering more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. (more...)

World-Class Teaching Lineup Announced for Merrimack Repertory Theatre's Young CompanyWorld-Class Teaching Lineup Announced for Merrimack Repertory Theatre's Young Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) announces a world-class lineup of teaching artists for 2017-18 Young Company, the one-of-a-kind youth program that has kids tell their own stories through theatre and stay connected with MRT all year long. (more...)

Daniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old GlobeDaniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Megan GravesBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Megan Graves
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 23, 2017

Today's subject Megan Graves is currently living her theatre life on stage at Adventure Theatre as the title character in Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook. The production runs through August 14th at the company's performance space in Glen Echo Park. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck-Helmed THE WAY OF THE WORLD, All-Star THE WINTER'S TALE and More Set for Folger Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonTheresa Rebeck-Helmed THE WAY OF THE WORLD, All-Star THE WINTER'S TALE and More Set for Folger Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

After closing its widely successful 25th anniversary season, and recently garnering six Helen Hayes Awards (including 'Outstanding Production, Play'), Folger Theatre announces the upcoming 2017/18 season. Cited as 'the go-to local troupe for classical innovation' (The Washington Post), Folger Theatre will present a season of epic tales of power, passion, and politics to spark the imagination. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Announces 2017-18 Season: What is Truth?Interrobang Theatre Project Announces 2017-18 Season: What is Truth?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Interrobang Theatre Project, dedicated to producing rarely seen shows with relevant themes and raw emotions, has announced its eighth season, featuring three plays that examine the fine line between reality and perception. This season, Interrobang invites audiences to ponder the particularly urgent question: What is Truth? (more...)

Diana Huey, Eric Kunze, Joey Barreiro, Matt Bogart, James Snyder and More Slated for Pittsburgh CLO's 2017 Summer SeasonDiana Huey, Eric Kunze, Joey Barreiro, Matt Bogart, James Snyder and More Slated for Pittsburgh CLO's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO celebrates 71 years of musical theater magic with an incredible line-up of musicals featuring a team of Pittsburgh CLO alumni and Broadway's very best artists. (more...)

Review Roundup: Timon of Athens at Folger Shakespeare TheatreReview Roundup: Timon of Athens at Folger Shakespeare Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

In a high-risk world of quick profits and borrowed luxury, Timon is a financial god among men. But when the tides of monetary fortune turn, and his former friends become ruthless creditors, Timon is left in an all-too-familiar financial freefall. The cast of Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' staging of Shakespeare's powerful, rarely produced dark satire is led by Tony Award winner Ian McDiarmid-an internationally celebrated actor whose credits range from performances with the Royal Shakespeare Company and on Broadway, to a turn as Senator and Evil Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars films. (more...)

Summer Beach Play for Babies and ToddlersSummer Beach Play for Babies and Toddlers
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Arts on the Horizon, the DC metro area's only theatre company dedicated exclusively to creating original work for children ages 0-6, is excited to announce its final show of the season, By the Seashore, which runs July 13-29, 2017 at The Lab at Convergence in Alexandria, Virginia. (more...)

Arts on the Horizon to Close Season with BY THE SEASHORE This JulyArts on the Horizon to Close Season with BY THE SEASHORE This July
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Arts on the Horizon, the DC metro area's only theatre company dedicated exclusively to creating original work for children ages 0-6, is excited to announce its final show of the season, By the Seashore, which runs July 13-29, 2017 at The Lab at Convergence in Alexandria, Virginia. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Emily TownleyBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Emily Townley
by Elliot Lanes - May 18, 2017

Today's subject Emily Townley is currently living her theatre life over at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company where she is preparing to begin performances of Taylor Mac's play Hir. The production plays from May 22nd through June 18th. (more...)

BWW Review: Cautionary TIMON OF ATHENS at Folger TheatreBWW Review: Cautionary TIMON OF ATHENS at Folger Theatre
by Roger Catlin - May 17, 2017

Ian Merrill Peakes begins and ends his role as 'Timon of Athens' standing in the center of Folger Shakespeare Theatre's stage. At the start, he's basking in his glory as a prosperous master of the universe, happily dispersing his gold; in the end he's alone, torn down, penniless emotionally, at the mercy of gods, or fate, or something quite different than the riches that once defined him. (more...)

Photos: Inside The Helen Hayes Awards in Washington DC!Photos: Inside The Helen Hayes Awards in Washington DC!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld has photo coverage from inside The Helen Hayes Awards! Check out the photos below! (more...)

2017 Helen Hayes Award Winners Announced!2017 Helen Hayes Award Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a full list of the Helen Hayes Awards winners updating LIVE below! Named for actor Helen Hayes - a Washington native and legendary First Lady of the American Theatre - the Helen Hayes Awards celebrates excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington region and has become a hallmark recognized by theatre makers and theatre lovers far beyond Washington D.C. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Complete for Fiasco's Extended IMAGINARY INVALID at The Old GlobeCast, Creative Team Complete for Fiasco's Extended IMAGINARY INVALID at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the Globe-commissioned world premiere adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid written by Moliere and reinvented by the acclaimed theatre group Fiasco Theater. Fiasco last delighted Globe audiences with their inventive reimagining of Into the Woods in 2014. This new take on the hilarious classic tale is directed by Fiasco Co-Artistic Directors Jessie Austrian and Noah Brody. (more...)

Mosaic Announces Full 2017 VOICES FROM A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST Festival LineupMosaic Announces Full 2017 VOICES FROM A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Mosaic Theater Company of DC presents the culmination of its expansive and hugely successful second season with the 2017 Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival. This year's festival is of particular resonance in this 50th year since the Six Day War and the start of The Occupation, and focuses on two taut dramas about the lives, circumstances, and humanity of Palestinians in Israel and Gaza. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ian Merrill Peakes and More in TIMON OF ATHENS at Folger TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Ian Merrill Peakes and More in TIMON OF ATHENS at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Folger Theatre concludes its very successful 25th anniversary season this spring with Shakespeare's gripping tragedy Timon of Athens. Directed by Robert Richmond (Othello, Henry V, Richard III), this rarely produced satire examining wealth, false friendships, and the abuse of generosity features Helen Hayes Award-winner Ian Merrill Peakes (Macbeth, Othello, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) in the title role. Timon of Athens is on stage now through June 11, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

JERSEY BOYS' Rick Elice Pens Heartbreaking Memoir 'Finding Roger'JERSEY BOYS' Rick Elice Pens Heartbreaking Memoir 'Finding Roger'
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Broadway writer Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher, Addams Family) has written a new heartbreaking memoir about his late husband Roger Rees. Rees passed away in 2015 after losing a battle with brain cancer. Broadway dimmed the lights in his honor after his passing.  (more...)

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