Henry Clay News

Fiasco Theater Makes DC Debut with THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at Folger Theatre, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The highly celebrated New York troupe Fiasco Theater will make their Washington, DC debut with their production of William Shakespeare's clever comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona at Folger Theatre. Directed by company members Jessie Austrian and Ben Steinfeld, The Two Gentlemen of Verona will play at the Folger from today, April 17 - May 25, 2014. (more...)

Centenary Stage & Folger Shakespeare Library Partner for School Outreach Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Centenary College, Stephen Davis, has long been a teacher and advocate of the works of master playwright and poet William Shakespeare. For over five years, Davis has married his love of the bard and his love for education to help foster an appreciation for Shakespeare in the youth of New Jersey through a program sponsored by The Folger Shakespeare Library entitled Shakesperience, which will be hosted by Centenary Stage Company (CSC) for the first time on Tuesday, April 29th on the campus of Centenary College. (more...)

THE SLEEPWALKERS New Album 'Lost My Mind in Stereo' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The Sleepwalkers have been quietly banging around in the attic for the better part of five years in Wisconsin's Fox Valley region. Writing, rewriting, absorbing, touring and, every now and then, releasing a record. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe to Bring HAMLET, KING LEAR to Folger Theatre's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Folger Theatre Artistic Producer Janet Alexander Griffin today announced the 2014/15 season. With six full Shakespeare productions on stage at the Folger to celebrate the Bard's 450th, Folger Theatre will start the upcoming season with two special, limited engagements by London's Shakespeare's Globe. First, the acclaimed staging of Hamlet, seen at the Folger in 2012, returns in late July for just three performances as part of their Globe to Globe Hamlet, the ambitious two-year tour bringing the Danish prince to every country in the world. Then, once again in a September residency, Shakespeare's Globe will perform King Lear for eighteen shows. Joseph Marcell (TV's The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Jacques in Folger Theatre's 2007 As You Like It) plays the title role. (more...)

Fiasco Theater to Make DC Debut with THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at Folger Theatre, 4/17-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The highly celebrated New York troupe Fiasco Theater will make their Washington, DC debut with their production of William Shakespeare's clever comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona at Folger Theatre. Directed by company members Jessie Austrian and Ben Steinfeld, The Two Gentlemen of Verona will play at the Folger from April 17 - May 25, 2014. (more...)

Pandora Productions to Stage 'THE BREAKUP NOTEBOOK,' 3/13-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Pandora Productions kicks off the spring season with the sexy-cheeky musical comedy The Breakup Notebook: The Lesbian Musical Thursday, March 13, through Sunday, March 23, at The Henry Clay Theater in Downtown Louisville. (more...)

THE SLEEPWALKERS New Album 'Lost My Mind in Stereo' Out 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

The Sleepwalkers have been quietly banging around in the attic for the better part of five years in Wisconsin's Fox Valley region. Writing, rewriting, absorbing, touring and, every now and then, releasing a record. (more...)

Highwood Theatre to Present BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, 3/8-9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

Your Theatre, a division of The Highwood Theatre presents its debut production, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, featuring a mixed cast of student and professional actors. The rock musical, written by Michael Friedman and Alex Timbers, takes an energetic look at America's first political maverick and rock star, Andrew Jackson. (more...)

Centenary Stage Partners with Folger Shakespeare Library to Connect with Area Schools
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Centenary College, Stephen Davis, has long been a teacher and advocate of the works of master playwright and poet William Shakespeare. For over five years, Davis has married his love of the bard and his love for education to help foster an appreciation for Shakespeare in the youth of New Jersey through a program sponsored by The Folger Shakespeare Library entitled Shakesperience, which will be hosted by Centenary Stage Company (CSC) for the first time on Tuesday, April 29th on the campus of Centenary College. (more...)

Houdon and Clodion's ENLIGHTENMENT AND BEAUTY on View at Frick, Begin. 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828) and Claude Michel, called Clodion (1738-1814), were two of the foremost sculptors in France during the late eighteenth century. The Frick Collection houses an important group of works by the artists, which was established in 1915 when founder Henry Clay Frick acquired Clodion's terracotta Zephyrus and Flora and, the following year, Houdon's marble bust of the Comtesse du Cayla. Beginning in April, these masterpieces-along with nearly all the examples by the two sculptors that were subsequently added to the Collection-will be shown together for the first time, highlighting the artists' expressive ranges, as well as their defining contributions to the sculpture of Enlightenment-era France. (more...)

RICHARD III Opens Tonight at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The quintessential portrait of maniacal ambition and lust for power is on stage in William Shakespeare's epic history play Richard III at Folger Theatre. Robert Richmond (more...)

BWW Previews: Louisville Theatre Warms Up With January Productions
by Todd Zeigler - Jan 02, 2014

New Year? Not in the theatre world. An advance in the calendar only marks the halfway point for most Louisville theatre seasons. Many local companies are just getting heated up for the remainder of their 2013-2014 schedules. (more...)

Pandora Productions to Present THIS IS MY HEART FOR YOU, 1/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

Pandora Productions will present a special four performance production of This Is My Heart for You by acclaimed Eastern Kentucky author Silas House. (more...)

RICHARD III to Play Folger Theatre, 1/28-3/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

The quintessential portrait of maniacal ambition and lust for power is on stage in William Shakespeare's epic history play Richard III at Folger Theatre. Robert Richmond (more...)

House Of Blues Entertainment Unveils Vision For Newly Named Mercury Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Mercury Ballroom is the new name of Live Nation's House of Blues Entertainment division's spectacular new intimate music venue scheduled for an April opening in the heart of downtown's historic theatre district. (more...)

Frick Winter Exhibition Includes Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Hill Collection
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Hill Collection, Presented Exclusively at the Frick Through Installations, that reflect the Hills' diverse holdings from January 28 through June 15, 2014. (more...)

Pandora Productions to Present MAY YOUR HEART FIND CHRISTMAS, A CABARET, 12/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

Pandora Productions has announced the arrival of its annual yuletide holiday presentation with a uniquely different take for this year's production, May Your Heart Find Christmas, an all-new original cabaret that begins an exclusive 3-night run at the Henry Clay Grand Ballroom next week. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON Is A Bloody Good Time
by Jeff Davis - Nov 22, 2013

By all accounts, Jackson was a rebel, so it's not surprising that Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, now playing at San Antonio's Woodlawn Theatre, imagines our 7th President as the rock star of his generation. What is surprising is how fun it is. (more...)

NYARC Libraries Announce Plans for a Shared Program to Preserve Digital Art Resources
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC), consisting of the libraries and archives of The Frick Collection (Frick Art Reference Library), the Brooklyn Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art, has been awarded a grant of $340,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to initiate a program of web archiving for specialist art historical resources. (more...)

Pandora Productions' STANDING ON CEREMONY to Open 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

By Mo Gaffney, Jordan Harrison, Moises Kaufman, Neil LaBute, Wendy MacLeod, Jose Rivera, Paul Rudnick and Doug Wright; originally conceived by Brian Shnipper. Generously sponsored by PNC Bank Standing on Ceremony will be presented November 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 & 23 @ 7:30 p.m.; November 17 & 24 @ 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, November 23 @ 2:00 p.m. at The Henry Clay Theatre, 604 S. 3rd St., 3rd Floor, Downtown Louisville. Advance tickets are now on sale for $18 ($20 day of show) online at http://www.PandoraProds.org or via phone at 502.216.5502. (more...)

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