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Photo Coverage: MAJOR BARBARA Opens at The Pearl TheatrePhoto Coverage: MAJOR BARBARA Opens at The Pearl Theatre
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 19, 2014

The Pearl Theatre Company and Gingold Theatre Group is currently presenting Shaw's Major Barbara, running through December 14, 2014. When the charming weapons-manufacturer Andrew Undershaft goes toe-to-toe with his passionate daughter Barbara, a Major in the Salvation Army, over his 'ill-gotten' fortune, it leads to the wager of the century. She is determined to save his soul-he is determined to open her eyes to a wider world. Their confrontation will knock their entire family's moral compass up, down, and sideways, never to be the same again. (more...)

Utah Shakes - 53 Years and Still Running StrongUtah Shakes - 53 Years and Still Running Strong
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

With a $38 million project under construction, a world premiere adaptation, a visit from England and the continuation of the Complete the Canon and History Cycle initiatives, the Utah Shakespeare Festival showed no signs of slowing down in 2014, its 53rd season. Producing 235 performances in rotating repertory in three theatres for 17 weeks is no easy feat, but through countless hours, a dedicated group of artists has pulled off another artistically successful year. Scroll down for photos from the 2014 season! (more...)

USF's Fall Season Begins 9/17 with BOEING BOEINGUSF's Fall Season Begins 9/17 with BOEING BOEING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

As the weather gets crisper and the nights get longer, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is gearing up for its fall season. The outrageous farce, Boeing Boeing, by Marc Camoletti opens September 17, and Steven Dietz's adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure opens September 18. Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, which opened in June, bridges the gap between summer and fall. All three shows will run in repertory in the Randall L. Jones Theatre until October 18. (more...)

10 SUU Students Participate in Inaugural Year of the Festival Fellowship Program10 SUU Students Participate in Inaugural Year of the Festival Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Utah Shakespeare Festival has created a new internship experience for Southern Utah University undergraduates. The Festival Fellowship Program provided SUU students an opportunity to immerse themselves in professional theatre while gaining credit towards their degree. Participating in the inaugural year are Henry Ballesteros, Madison Ford, Josh Hopkins, Amber James, Trevor Messenger, Kristy Dennett, Errin Gropp, Kristy Koslowski, Ryan Turpin, and Jacob Whitney. (more...)

Jane Austen Weekend at the Utah Shakespeare Festival Set for 8/15-17Jane Austen Weekend at the Utah Shakespeare Festival Set for 8/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

In honor of the world premier of Sense and Sensibility at Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) is sponsoring a "Jane Austen Weekend" August 15-17. Attendees will enjoy all the Festival has to offer with backstage tours, literary seminars and attendance at Twelfth Night and Sense and Sensibility. The society will also host a special opening social, a Jane Austen Society Luncheon and lecture led by JASNA Utah chapter president, Aspen Anderson. Membership in JASNA is not required to attend the weekend events. More information is available at http://www.vintagegalas.com. (more...)

BabyLit Book Signing at Utah Shakespeare Festival Set for TonightBabyLit Book Signing at Utah Shakespeare Festival Set for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Join the Utah Shakespeare Festival for a special book signing event with Jennifer Adams, author of the BabyLit series, on Friday, August 1 at 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Randall L. Jones Theatre. Adams will be signing Sense and Sensibility: A BabyLit Opposites Primer and Sherlock Holmes in the Hound of the Baskervilles: A BabyLit Sounds Primer in honor of the productions at the Festival. She will also have her other works on hand including Pride & Prejudice: A BabyLit Counting Primer, Y is for Yorick: A Slightly Irreverent Shakespearean ABC Book for Grown-Ups, and other BabyLit books. (more...)

5th Annual BARDWAY BABY at Utah Shakespeare Festival in August5th Annual BARDWAY BABY at Utah Shakespeare Festival in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Bardway Baby! is back at the Utah Shakespeare Festival for its fifth annual night of musical entertainment. Bardway, Baby! is a late-night concert event which, this year, will feature the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Performed by Festival actors, the concert will be held on two nights, August 1 and August 8 at 11:30 p.m. in the Auditorium Theatre. Tickets are $25 for reserved seating and are available now at the Festival ticket office or by calling 1-800-PLAYTIX. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Actors Put on REACH Cabaret at The Grind Every Thursday thru 10/18Utah Shakespeare Actors Put on REACH Cabaret at The Grind Every Thursday thru 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Every year actors from the Utah Shakespeare Festival come together and put on a Cabaret as part of REACH (Really Eager Actors Crying Hire) fundraising efforts. These company members sing, dance and perform to raise money to bring artistic directors and casting agents from across the country to Cedar City to audition Festival actors for upcoming jobs. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Among Pit-Stops on Cross-Country Study of 14 American Shakespeare FestivalsUtah Shakespeare Festival Among Pit-Stops on Cross-Country Study of 14 American Shakespeare Festivals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Scholars and lovers of Shakespeare will be traveling this summer from England to America to study why Shakespeare is so popular here, and the Utah Shakespeare Festival is on their list of places to visit. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW'S Top Summer Theatre Picks - Chicago!Summer Stages: BWW'S Top Summer Theatre Picks - Chicago!
by Elee Schrock - Jun 2, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com Chicago picks the top summer shows in and around the city. (more...)

Hal Brooks Named Artistic Director of The Pearl's 2014-15 SeasonHal Brooks Named Artistic Director of The Pearl's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

The Pearl Theatre Company has named Hal Brooks as its new Artistic Director, it was announced today by the Board of Trustees. Brooks succeeds J.R. Sullivan, who served as The Pearl's Artistic Director from 2009 to 2013. Kate Farrington, The Pearl's Resident Dramaturg and Artistic Associate, has been Interim Artistic Director since Mr. Sullivan's departure. (more...)

Review Roundup: ATC's HAIR with Sky Seals, Zach Kenney and MoreReview Roundup: ATC's HAIR with Sky Seals, Zach Kenney and More
by Review Roundups - May 8, 2014

ATC's production of HAIR, directed by Artistic Director PJ Paparelli with musical direction by Austin Cook runs through June 29 at ATC, 1909 W Byron Ave, Chicago. (more...)

STRANDLINE, RED HANDED OTTER & More Set for Red Orchid Theatre's 2014-15 SeasonSTRANDLINE, RED HANDED OTTER & More Set for Red Orchid Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

A Red Orchid Theatre announces its 2014-2015 Season to include the US premiere of Abbie Spallen's Strandline directed by JR Sullivan (Faith Healer); the Chicago premiere of Accidentally Like a Martyr by Grant James Varjas, directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray (Mud Blue Sky, The Aliens, Abigail's Party); and the Chicago premiere of Red Handed Otter by Ethan Lipton, directed by Ensemble Member Dado (Simpatico). (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Receives $10,000 NEA GrantUtah Shakespeare Festival Receives $10,000 NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that the Utah Shakespeare Festival is one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The Festival is recommended for a $10,000 grant to support the world premiere adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. (more...)

2014 Utah Shakespeare Festival Announces Directors; Runs 6/23-10/182014 Utah Shakespeare Festival Announces Directors; Runs 6/23-10/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

A can't-miss 2014 season, which runs from June 23 to October 18, is coming together at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Paving the way to artistic success is a talented lineup of highly experienced directors who are hard at work on this year's plays. (more...)

People's Light & Theatre Presents PRIDE & PREJUDICE, Now thru 3/30People's Light & Theatre Presents PRIDE & PREJUDICE, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

People's Light & Theatre presents Pride & Prejudice running today, February 26-March 30, 2014 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage. Samantha Bellomo directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. For tickets call 610.644.3500 or visit PeoplesLight.org. (more...)

Henry Woronicz, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, and More Join Cast of UTAH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVALHenry Woronicz, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, and More Join Cast of UTAH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

The Utah Shakespeare Festival recently announced the casting of the first nine actors for the 2014 season. All are familiar faces, having appeared at the Festival in the past. Actors slated to appear thus far are Henry Woronicz, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, Sara J. Griffin, Steve Wojtas, Roderick Peeples, Melinda Pfundstein, Quinn Mattfeld, Grant Goodman, and Brian Vaughn. A complete casting list will be available soon at www.bard.org. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse to Present PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, 3/8-4/5Cincinnati Playhouse to Present PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, 3/8-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Romance is in the air at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park as Jane Austen's masterpiece PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, adapted for the stage by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan, comes to life on the Robert S. Marx Theatre stage March 8 to April 5. (more...)

People's Light & Theatre to Present PRIDE & PREJUDICE, 2/26-3/30People's Light & Theatre to Present PRIDE & PREJUDICE, 2/26-3/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

People's Light & Theatre presents Pride & Prejudice running February 26-March 30, 2014 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage. Samantha Bellomo directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. For tickets call 610.644.3500 or visit PeoplesLight.org. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 11/24/2013Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 11/24/2013
by BWW - Nov 24, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/24/2013 for Seattle (more...)

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