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Michael Pennington to Lead New KING LEAR UK TourMichael Pennington to Lead New KING LEAR UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) has announced that a major new production of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, King Lear, will embark on a UK tour to nine regional venues from April to July in association with the Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton.  (more...)

THE CRADLE WILL ROCK, SKIES OVER SEATTLE and More Set for UW School of Drama's 75th SeasonTHE CRADLE WILL ROCK, SKIES OVER SEATTLE and More Set for UW School of Drama's 75th Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

The University of Washington School of Drama, under the leadership of Executive Director Todd London, is proud to announce its 75th Anniversary Season. This historic season will celebrate, honor, and build upon the School of Drama's deep connections to Seattle's theatre community and serve as a bridge between the School's rich history and its future. (more...)

John Lahr Talks New Book 'JOY RIDE' at Theatre for a New Audience TonightJohn Lahr Talks New Book 'JOY RIDE' at Theatre for a New Audience Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

John Lahr, long-time drama critic for The New Yorker and winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for his acclaimed biography Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, will talk about his newest book, JOY RIDE: Show People and Their Shows (W. W. Norton: September 21, 2015), a collection of some of his most popular and engaging New Yorker pieces, which puts the plays on Mr. Lahr's watch in the context of the lives of the artists who created them. Lahr will speak tonight, October 7, at 7:00pm at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl to Join John Lahr in Conversation at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, TodaySarah Ruhl to Join John Lahr in Conversation at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

John Lahr, long-time drama critic for The New Yorker and winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for his acclaimed biography Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, returns to Theatre for a New Audience for a talk about his new book, JOY RIDE: Show People and Their Shows, with one of its subjects: MacArthur Fellow and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Sarah Ruhl (The Clean House, In The Next Room). Mr. Lahr and Ms. Ruhl will speak today, October 7, at 7:00pm at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place.  (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Rose's LOOT is a Bizarre, Irreverent HootBWW Review: Desert Rose's LOOT is a Bizarre, Irreverent Hoot
by Audrey Liebross - Sep 29, 2015

LOOT, a 1965 satirical farce -- a bizarre, dark parody of an English drawing room comedy -- by British enfant terrible Joe Orton, is a difficult production. Desert Rose Playhouse, in Rancho Mirage, California, pulls it off. Excellent acting and directing result in a great deal of hilarity. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl to Join John Lahr in Conversation at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 10/7Sarah Ruhl to Join John Lahr in Conversation at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

John Lahr, long-time drama critic for The New Yorker and winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for his acclaimed biography Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, returns to Theatre for a New Audience for a talk about his new book, JOY RIDE: Show People and Their Shows, with one of its subjects: MacArthur Fellow and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Sarah Ruhl (The Clean House, In The Next Room). Mr. Lahr and Ms. Ruhl will speak on Wednesday, October 7, at 7:00pm at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: DINNER WITH SADDAM, Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre, September 22 2015BWW Reviews: DINNER WITH SADDAM, Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre, September 22 2015
by Gary Naylor - Sep 23, 2015

Gary Naylor sees a comedy set in the unlikely environment of Central Baghdad, as the war of 2003 gets underway and Saddam begins his long journey to his awful demise. (more...)

John Lahr to Talk New Book 'JOY RIDE' at Theatre for a New Audience Next MonthJohn Lahr to Talk New Book 'JOY RIDE' at Theatre for a New Audience Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

John Lahr, long-time drama critic for The New Yorker and winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for his acclaimed biography Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, will talk about his newest book, JOY RIDE: Show People and Their Shows (W. W. Norton: September 21, 2015), a collection of some of his most popular and engaging New Yorker pieces, which puts the plays on Mr. Lahr's watch in the context of the lives of the artists who created them. Lahr will speak on Wednesday, October 7, at 7:00pm at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place.  (more...)

BWW Interviews: Michael Cabot on the 15th Anniversary of London Classic TheatreBWW Interviews: Michael Cabot on the 15th Anniversary of London Classic Theatre
by Jenny Ell - Sep 17, 2015

As one of the busiest touring theatre companies in the UK, it is a rare treat to hear from London Classic Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Cabot in the midst of their Anniversary season. BWW:UK talks to Cabot about the company's progression over the years and some of his personal highlights along the way. (more...)

THE MAN WHO HAD ALL THE LUCK Heads to the King's Head Theatre TonightTHE MAN WHO HAD ALL THE LUCK Heads to the King's Head Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

The Man Who Had All the Luck is Arthur Miller's rarely performed first produced play. Searchingly philosophical and vehemently political, it intimates much that will take centre stage in his better- known work for decades to come. This revival in Miller's centenary year will be the second production from renowned theatre company End of Moving Walkway, whose critically acclaimed Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intentions was nominated for a What's On Stage Award and two Off West End Awards. The play runs tonight, September 2nd, through September 26th, 2015. Press Night: September 4th, 2015, 7pm. (more...)

Aurora Theatre's Bay Area Debut of MUD BLUE SKY Begins TonightAurora Theatre's Bay Area Debut of MUD BLUE SKY Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 24th season with the Bay Area Premiere of award-winning playwright Marisa Wegrzyn's (Hickorydickory, The Butcher of Baraboo) MUD BLUE SKY. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse's 2016 Season to Feature BUYER AND CELLAR, CAMELOT & MoreWestport Country Playhouse's 2016 Season to Feature BUYER AND CELLAR, CAMELOT & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2016 season, featuring two Tony Award-winning plays in repertory, an Off-Broadway hit, a new thriller by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, a witty comedy by Joe Orton, and a reimagined musical by Lerner and Loewe.  The works will be staged next year from May through October. Under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos, 2016 will mark the Connecticut professional theater's 86th season.  2016 season subscriptions are now on sale. (more...)

Todd Rundgren Plays bergenPAC TonightTodd Rundgren Plays bergenPAC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Todd Rundgren, tonight, August 14th, 2015 at 8PM. (more...)

LUCKY CHICK Premieres Tonight at FringeNYCLUCKY CHICK Premieres Tonight at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Lucky Chick has been selected to be part of the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC). Written by and starring Felicity Seidel, the solo show is a comedic story of how a young girl got swept up into a crazy drug and sex-fueled world alongside her older boyfriend, Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead. (more...)

Adaptation of Best-Selling American Autobiography Set for Edinburgh StageAdaptation of Best-Selling American Autobiography Set for Edinburgh Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2015

Fringe first timer is bringing his new, no holds barred adaptation of a best selling American autobiography to the Edinburgh stage. (more...)

LUCKY CHICK to Premiere at FringeNYC This AugustLUCKY CHICK to Premiere at FringeNYC This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Lucky Chick has been selected to be part of the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC). Written by and starring Felicity Seidel, the solo show is a comedic story of how a young girl got swept up into a crazy drug and sex-fueled world alongside her older boyfriend, Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead. (more...)

Aurora Theatre to Present Bay Area Debut of MUD BLUE SKY, 8/28-9/27Aurora Theatre to Present Bay Area Debut of MUD BLUE SKY, 8/28-9/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 24th season with the Bay Area Premiere of award-winning playwright Marisa Wegrzyn's (Hickorydickory, The Butcher of Baraboo) MUD BLUE SKY. (more...)

Todd Rundgren to Play bergenPAC, 8/14Todd Rundgren to Play bergenPAC, 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Todd Rundgren, Friday, August 14th, 2015 at 8PM. Purchase tickets to see the groundbreaking artist at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Desert Rose's VITAMIN Q is the perfect prescription to fight boredom and generate laughsBWW Reviews: Desert Rose's VITAMIN Q is the perfect prescription to fight boredom and generate laughs
by Audrey Liebross - Jul 6, 2015

VITAMIN Q, a revue comprised of musical numbers by Eric Lane Barnes, now appearing at Desert Rose Playhouse, is hilariously funny and appropriate for gay-friendly audiences from teenagers on up. (more...)

Stan Zimmerman's 'SUICIDE NOTES' Heads to Hollywood Fringe, Now thru 6/28Stan Zimmerman's 'SUICIDE NOTES' Heads to Hollywood Fringe, Now thru 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

SUICIDE NOTES: In Their Own Words is a gripping one hour play that uses real suicide notes and performed by four actors in the vein of The Vagina Monologues and Love Letters. Stan Zimmerman, a TV and film veteran and award winning theatre writer/director, returns to Hollywood Fringe Festival for his three straight year. But this time, he departs from his usual comedy ventures to create this unique theatrical piece after loosing a close friend to suicide three years ago. (more...)

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