Folger Theatre News

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...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Sherri Edelen and Thomas Adrian SimpsonBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Sherri Edelen and Thomas Adrian Simpson
by Elliot Lanes - May 5, 2017

Today's subjects, Sherri Edelen and Thomas Adrian Simpson, are currently living their theatre lives in tech for Jesus Christ Superstar at Signature Theatre. Thomas is playing the high priest Caiaphas and Sheri, in a brilliant turn of non-traditional casting, will be playing King Herod. The production runs from May 9th to July 2nd. (more...)

Kate Hamill's VANITY FAIR Extends for Final Time Off-BroadwayKate Hamill's VANITY FAIR Extends for Final Time Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The Pearl Theatre Company will add two weeks of performances to the world premiere production of Kate Hamill's Vanity Fair, which opened on April 28, 2017 and must close on May 27. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/30/2017Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Washington, DC (more...)

A Fine Little Scandal! Meet the Full Cast of THE LITTLE FOXES, Opening Tonight on BroadwayA Fine Little Scandal! Meet the Full Cast of THE LITTLE FOXES, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 19, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, opens tonight, April 19, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Rabbit Hole) directs. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

The Hub Theatre Announces 2017-18 SeasonThe Hub Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The Hub Theatre announced their 2017-18 season today. Featuring two World Premieres that resonate mightily in our current climate; and the return of their Inaugural production. Season 10 continues Hub's record of staging intricate, honest and magical plays. (more...)

Joshua Morgan and Friends Come to 54 BelowJoshua Morgan and Friends Come to 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

Starring Joshua Morgan with performances by Nick Blaemire, Brennyn Lark, Chris Dwan, Ryann Redmond and more! (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Launches Its 2017 Season with THE MERCHANT OF VENICEThe Shakespeare Theatre Launches Its 2017 Season with THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey kicks off its 55th season with The Merchant of Venice, not seen at The Shakespeare Theatre since 2000. Acclaimed company member Robert Cuccioli returns to direct. Performances begin on May 17 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre located at 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ. Patrons can purchase tickets by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or online at www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

Constellation Theatre Company to Conclude Epic 10th Anniversary Season with THE ARABIAN NIGHTSConstellation Theatre Company to Conclude Epic 10th Anniversary Season with THE ARABIAN NIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Bringing its 10th Anniversary Season to an epic conclusion, Constellation Theatre Company will present The Arabian Nights by Mary Zimmerman, directed by Allison Arkell Stockman from May 4 - June 4 at Source, 1835 14th Street NW, Washington, DC. (more...)

Ian Merrill Peakes to Take on Title Role in TIMON OF ATHENS at Folger TheatreIan Merrill Peakes to Take on Title Role in TIMON OF ATHENS at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Folger Theatre concludes its very successful 25th anniversary season this spring with Shakespeare's gripping tragedy Timon of Athens. (more...)

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