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Free Screening of Folger Theatre's MACBETH at Carter Barron Ampitheater on 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

A free screening of Folger Theatre's 2008 magical production of Macbeth will take place on Saturday, August 23 at 8:15pm at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre in Rock Creek Park. Directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and Aaron Posner and recorded before a rapt audience in the Folger's intimate Elizabethan Theatre, this "supernatural horror thriller" showcases the inventive magic of Teller and provides new insight into Shakespeare's classic tragedy. (more...)

Simon & Schuster Audio To Publish Fully Dramatized Shakespeare Productions From The Folger Shakespeare Library Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Simon & Schuster Audio is proud to announce the publication of fully dramatized audio productions of Shakespeare's classic plays from the Folger Shakespeare Library, the world's leading center for Shakespeare studies. (more...)

Simon & Schuster Audio to Publish Shakespeare Classic Plays From the Folger Shakespeare Library
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Simon & Schuster Audio is proud to announce the publication of fully dramatized audio productions of Shakespeare's classic plays from the Folger Shakespeare Library, the world's leading center for Shakespeare studies. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe to Bring HAMLET to Folger Theatre, July 25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The London-based Shakespeare's Globe will bring their global touring production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet to Folger Theatre for three performances only on July 25 and 26, 2014, making it the only east coast stop for the company in the United States. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, the production is a fresh, pared-down version of the classic tragedy of deferred revenge. (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery Presents A PRELUDE TO THE CIVIL WAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

As photography galleries sprang up in cities large and small during the 1840s and 1850s, countless Americans posed for their daguerreotypes. These portraits serve as a visual prelude to the Civil War. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ridgefield Theater Barn Spotlights the Twisted History of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON
by Cindy Cardozo - Jun 18, 2014

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is a youthful, refreshing, irreverent, funny, exciting, not-quite-politically-correct look at the twisted history of the United States as told through the strange saga of President Andrew Jackson, rock star. (more...)

The Henry Clay Theatre Presents MARRY ME A LITTLE, 6/19-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

Marry Me A Little opens at at the Henry Clay Theatre on June 19 and runs until June 29. (more...)

BWW Previews: Pandora Brings Sondheim Rarities Out of Box
by Todd Zeigler - Jun 13, 2014

The creative process often mirrors the journey of life. It becomes about discovery and timing. For Michael Drury, producing artistic director of locally-based Pandora Productions, the timing and discovery of one particular show led to an entirely new way of seeing it. (more...)

The Frick Collection Announces Plans to Enhance and Renovate Museum and Library
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

The Frick Collection today unveiled a plan to enhance and renovate its museum and library to further fulfill founder Henry Clay Frick's long-standing vision to offer public access to its works of art and educational programs. The proposal derives from the Frick's history of architecturally cohesive expansions and alterations. It includes the construction of a new addition in keeping with the scale and design of the original house and the library wing, and the renovation and expansion of interior spaces (more...)

Pandora Productions' MARRY ME A LITTLE to Open 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

Pandora Productions brings the curtain down on another thrilling theatrical season with Marry Me A Little, Thursday, June 19, through Sunday, June 29, at The Henry Clay Theater in Downtown Louisville. (more...)

Pandora Productions Presents DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND, Begin. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Pandora Productions will present Devil Boys From Beyond, an uproarious all-male spoof of 1950s sci-fi B-movies opening tonight, May 8, through Sunday, May 18 at The Henry Clay Theater in Downtown Louisville. (more...)

Folger Shakespeare Library to Host Preview Screening of STILL DREAMING Documentary, 5/19
by Movies News Desk - May 02, 2014

The Folger Shakespeare Library hosts a preview screening of the inspiring new documentary Still Dreaming from the filmmakers who brought us Shakespeare Behind Bars (Philomath Films) and featuring the co-directors of New York's highly-acclaimed Fiasco Theater (currently on stage at the Folger with The Two Gentlemen of Verona through May 25). The advanced screening will take place on Monday, May 19 at 7:00pm at the Folger Theatre. (more...)

AncestryDNA Database Exceeds 400,000 Genotyped Members
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

PROVO, Utah, April 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Ancestry.com DNA LLC, announced today that since launching in May 2012, more than 400,000 people have taken the AncestryDNA test. (more...)

Haim to Play The Paramount in Seattle, 8/15; Tickets on Sale 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

HAIM will perform at The Paramount on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Pandora Productions to Present DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND, Begin. 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Pandora Productions will present Devil Boys From Beyond, an uproarious all-male spoof of 1950s sci-fi B-movies opening Thursday, May 8, through Sunday, May 18 at The Henry Clay Theater in Downtown Louisville. (more...)

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...)

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