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A.C.T. to Stage Kwame Kwei-Armah's LET THERE BE LOVE, 4/8-5/3A.C.T. to Stage Kwame Kwei-Armah's LET THERE BE LOVE, 4/8-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Continuing its 2014-15 season, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will present Let There Be Love, an intimate and disarmingly honest play from Kwame Kwei-Armah, one of England's most distinguished contemporary playwrights. (more...)

Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe to Lead Red Bull's THE DUTCH COURTESAN Reading Next WeekHamish Linklater and Lily Rabe to Lead Red Bull's THE DUTCH COURTESAN Reading Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Red Bull Theater's next Revelation Reading, John Marston's The Dutch Courtesan, directed by Michael Sexton, featuring Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe, along with Matthew Amendt, Michael Braun, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Autumn Dornfeld, Cameron Folmar, Don Guillory, Daniel K. Isaac, David Manis, Kathryn Meisle, Rachel Mewbron, Steven Rattazzi, Kate Skinner, and more, will take place March 2nd at 7:30 pm at the Lucille Lortel Theater, 121 Christopher Street. (more...)

A.C.T.'s 2015-16 Season to Feature THE REALISTIC JONESES, MONSTRESS & MoreA.C.T.'s 2015-16 Season to Feature THE REALISTIC JONESES, MONSTRESS & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today five of the seven productions that will comprise the lineup of the company's 49th subscription season, including the West Coast premiere of Will Eno's inventive new comedy, The Realistic Joneses; OBIE Award winner John Douglas Thompson in Terry Teachout's Satchmo at the Waldorf; the groundbreaking new musical, The Unfortunates; Eugene O'Neill's classic comedy, Ah, Wilderness!; and the world premiere of Monstress, a theatrical adaptation of short stories by San Francisco author Lysley Tenorio. (more...)

Tina Packer in MOTHER OF THE MAID Premiere, Three Plays by the Bard & More Set for Shakespeare & Company's 2015 Summer SeasonTina Packer in MOTHER OF THE MAID Premiere, Three Plays by the Bard & More Set for Shakespeare & Company's 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

Shakespeare & Company has announced its lineup for the 2015 summer season, which includes three Shakespeare plays, Henry V, The Comedy of Errors and Hamlet, plus the Regional Premiere of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti, and the World Premiere of Jane Anderson's Mother of the Maid, starring Tina Packer. In addition, the summer season includes The Unexpected Man by Yasmina Reza, and opens with the provocative new play by Sarah Treem, The How and the Why. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Falls' THE ICEMAN COMETH, a Superlative and Sensitive ProductionBWW Reviews: Falls' THE ICEMAN COMETH, a Superlative and Sensitive Production
by Michael Dale - Feb 16, 2015

It may be a long night's journey, but Robert Falls' mounting is a most captivating interlude. (more...)

Olympia Dukakis and More Set for HIPPOLYTOS, Red Bull Theater's Next 'Revelation Reading', 2/16Olympia Dukakis and More Set for HIPPOLYTOS, Red Bull Theater's Next 'Revelation Reading', 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

The next Revelation Reading, Euripides' HIPPOLYTOS, directed by Ted Pappas with Olympia Dukakis, Laila Robins, Robert Cuccioli, Clifton Duncan, Gina Daniels, Phillipe Bowgen, Catherine Gowl, Lara Hillier, January LaVoy, Deanne Lorette, Bhavesh Patel, Jean Tafler, and Edward James Hyland, will take place Monday, February 16th at Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. (more...)

Aaron Clifton Moten and John Douglas Thompson to Lead YOUNG MAN LANGSTON at 92Y, 2/23Aaron Clifton Moten and John Douglas Thompson to Lead YOUNG MAN LANGSTON at 92Y, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Two of New York's finest stage actors -- Aaron Clifton Moten and John Douglas Thompson -- star in the premiere of Young Man Langston, a dramatic reading from the letters of Langston Hughes that looks at the poet's formative years, from the publication of 'The Negro Speaks of Rivers' and The Weary Blues, to his travels through the American South, to his life as an artist among artists in 1920s Harlem. (more...)

BWW TV: Drama League Honors James Earl Jones- Watch Highlights from Inside the Ceremony!BWW TV: Drama League Honors James Earl Jones- Watch Highlights from Inside the Ceremony!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 4, 2015

On Monday night, the Drama League's 31st Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway honored legendary Emmy®, Grammy®, Oscar® and Tony® Award (EGOT) winner James Earl Jones at The Pierre Hotel. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from inside the ceremony! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet of the Drama League's 2015 Gala, Honoring James Earl Jones!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet of the Drama League's 2015 Gala, Honoring James Earl Jones!
by Walter McBride - Feb 3, 2015

Just last night, the Drama League's 31st Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway honored legendary Emmy®, Grammy®, Oscar® and Tony® Award (EGOT) winner James Earl Jones at The Pierre Hotel. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from the starry red carpet! (more...)

Elements Theatre Company to Live Stream Performance at Walter AuditoriumElements Theatre Company to Live Stream Performance at Walter Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Elements Theatre Company of Orleans, Mass., a professional, non-profit, resident theater company whose core mission is to educate and illuminate through the arts, brings its 2015 touring program to New York City January 25 through February 11. The company will present Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice in six performances at various venues throughout the city and lead related workshops, talk-backs and panel discussions on our culture's view of "The Other." (more...)

CALDERON'S LIFE IS A DREAM and 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE Coming Up Off-BroadwayCALDERON'S LIFE IS A DREAM and 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE Coming Up Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Coming up next off-Broadway - Calderon's Life Is A Dream, directed by Matthew Rauch and starring Steven Boyer, Clifton Duncan, Zoe Kazan, Ismenia Mendes, Patrick Page, Jay O. Sanders, Thom Sesma, Nick Westrate, and more on Monday, February 2nd at SoHo Playhouse. Plus, it's your last chance to see Red Bull Theater's finale of its three-part series in collaboration with the Shakespeare Society: Shakespeare and the Jacobeans on Film. See John Ford's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, a film by Roland Joffe, on Sunday, January 25th at the SVA Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Billy Magnussen, Alan Cumming, Laura Benanti & More Photographed for THE CREATIVE FACES PROJECTPhoto Flash: Billy Magnussen, Alan Cumming, Laura Benanti & More Photographed for THE CREATIVE FACES PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

TONY, Emmy and NAACP Award winner Phylicia Rashad (A Raisin In The Sun, Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, The Cosby Show), TONY nominee Billy Magnussen (Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike, Disney's Into The Woods), TONY nominee Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, The Heidi Chronicles), TONY, Olivier and Emmy Award winner Alan Cumming (Cabaret, Macbeth, CBS's The Good Wife), and TONY winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, In the Next Room / The Vibrator Play, ABC's Nashville) have all been photographed by Jason Zeren for The Creative Faces Project. The bi-weekly publication of their individual entries will begin this week, starting with Phylicia Rashad on Thursday, January 22nd on The Creative Faces Project website. (more...)

Elements Theatre to Bring POUND OF FLESH Touring Show to NYC, 1/25-2/11Elements Theatre to Bring POUND OF FLESH Touring Show to NYC, 1/25-2/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

Elements Theatre Company of Orleans, Mass., a resident theater company whose core mission is to educate and illuminate through the arts, brings its 2015 touring program to New York City January 25 through February 11. The company will present Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice in six performances at various venues throughout the city and lead related workshops, talk-backs and panel discussions on our culture's view of "The Other." (more...)

CELEBRATING CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE Free Events at Theatre for a New Audience AddedCELEBRATING CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE Free Events at Theatre for a New Audience Added
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Theatre for a New Audience, which last week extended the run of Tamburlaine The Great, starring John Douglas Thompson, through January 4, has added four more events to 'Celebrating Christopher Marlowe' in conjunction with this epic production now on stage at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director, announced. (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Present SHAKESPEARE AND THE JACOBEANS ON FILM in JanuaryRed Bull Theater to Present SHAKESPEARE AND THE JACOBEANS ON FILM in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Red Bull Theater today announced a new three-part collaboration with the Shakespeare Society exploring Shakespeare and the Jacobeans on Film. The series includes a Shakespeare Society major member event (open to the public) and two film screenings. All three events will be held at the SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues) part of the School of Visual Arts. For more information and tickets, visit RedBullTheater.com (more...)

TAMBURLAINE THE GREAT Extends Through 1/4 at Theatre for a New AudienceTAMBURLAINE THE GREAT Extends Through 1/4 at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Tamburlaine the Great starring John Douglas Thompson, edited and directed by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd into one fast-moving three-hour event with choreography by Sam Pinkleton and music composed by Arthur Solari, extends its broadly-acclaimed run for an additional two weeks through January 4 at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, Theatre for a New Audience Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz announced. The original closing date was December 21. (more...)

TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New AudienceTAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Christopher Marlowe's 1587 epic Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, edited and directed by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd and starring John Douglas Thompson, opens Sunday, November 16, at 1:00pm at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

Theater for a New Audience Kicks Off CELEBRATING CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE TalksTheater for a New Audience Kicks Off CELEBRATING CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE Talks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2014

Theatre for a New Audience, Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director, will present four panel discussions entitled 'Celebrating Christopher Marlowe' in conjunction with its epic production now on stage of Marlowe's 1587 Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, edited and directed by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd and starring John Douglas Thompson heading a cast of 19 performing 60 roles. (more...)

Theater for a New Audience to Host CELEBRATING CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE Talks, Beginning 11/8Theater for a New Audience to Host CELEBRATING CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE Talks, Beginning 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Theatre for a New Audience, Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director, will present four panel discussions entitled 'Celebrating Christopher Marlowe' in conjunction with its epic production now on stage of Marlowe's 1587 Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, edited and directed by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd and starring John Douglas Thompson heading a cast of 19 performing 60 roles. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience Presents TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I AND II, Beginning TonightTheatre for a New Audience Presents TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I AND II, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

John Douglas Thompson will lead a company of 19 actors playing 60 roles in the first major New York production since Broadway 1956 of Christopher Marlowe's 1587 epic Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience, announced. Directed and edited by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd, former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Marlowe's two-part drama will be performed as one 3.5-hour play, plus a 30-minute intermission. (more...)

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