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BWW TV Exclusive: The Bard in the Berkshires! Go Inside the 2015 Season of Shakespeare & CompanyBWW TV Exclusive: The Bard in the Berkshires! Go Inside the 2015 Season of Shakespeare & Company
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 25, 2015

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge recently stopped by the theatre company in the beautiful Berkshires to chat with some Shakespeare & Company insiders for a scoop on the summer season. Below, check out interviews with Kelley Curran, John Douglas Thompson, and Tina Packer, as well as sneak peeks of Mother of the Maid and Henry V! (more...)

Trevor Nunn's PERICLES and More Set for Theatre for a New Audience in 2015-16Trevor Nunn's PERICLES and More Set for Theatre for a New Audience in 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Theatre for a New Audience, Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz, announces its 2015-16 season, Inimitable Voices, Four plays by Shakespeare and Major American and European authors, at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

Theater with a View to Bring CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION to Sycamore Hill Next MonthTheater with a View to Bring CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION to Sycamore Hill Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Theater with a View is bringing a production of Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker to Pottstown, PA. The play will open Thursday, July 23 for an eight-performance run outdoors at Sycamore Hill, the home of Drs. Veronica Covalesky and Nick Leasure, at 481 Ebelhare Road. Directed by Seth Reich, the production features a cast of New York actors. (more...)

Red Bull Theater's Revelation Reading Series Continues with THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDALRed Bull Theater's Revelation Reading Series Continues with THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Red Bull Theater will present the penultimate Revelation Reading of the season, Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal, directed by Marc Vietor, with musical direction by Brian Trenis. The School for Scandal will feature Charles Busch, Everett Quinton, and Paxton Whitehead, along with Bill Army, Helen Cespedes, Alan Coates, Christian DeMarais, Peter Eyre, Kevin Isola, Richard Holmes, Amelia Pedlow, Gayle Rankin, Derek Smith, and more.  One night only - Monday, June 29th at Cherry Lane Theater (38 Commerce Street).  (more...)

HAMILTON and More Win Big at 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards- ALL the Winners!HAMILTON and More Win Big at 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards- ALL the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2015

For the first time since 1983 with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, an Off-Broadway musical, HAMILTON, has won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical! Check out all the winners below! (more...)

BWW Review: SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF Offers an Insightful Look at the Jazz Icon's Remarkable LifeBWW Review: SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF Offers an Insightful Look at the Jazz Icon's Remarkable Life
by Shari Barrett - May 28, 2015

John Douglas Thompson gives a tour de force multiple-character solo performance in SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. It is easy to see why the New York Times described Thompson as one of the most compelling classical stage actors of his generation after witnessing his remarkable ability to totally transform himself into three very distinct and richly defined characters: jazz great Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, his mob-connected and career-long manager Joe Glaser, and fellow jazz musician Miles Davis. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The 81st Annual Drama League Awards - The Men, Including Joel Grey, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bill Nighy & More!Photo Coverage: The 81st Annual Drama League Awards - The Men, Including Joel Grey, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bill Nighy & More!
by Walter McBride - May 18, 2015

The 81st Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon was held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in the Broadway Ballroom (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 15, 2015 where the winners were announced. The ceremony was hosted by Hand To God star, Steven Boyer and Tyrone. Awards were presented by Zachary Quinto and Neil Patrick Harris. BroadwayWorld was on the scene to snap pics of those in attendance, so check out the gentlemen below! See a full list of Drama League Award winners here. (more...)

Chita Rivera, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CURIOUS INCIDENT & More Win at the 2015 Drama League Awards!Chita Rivera, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CURIOUS INCIDENT & More Win at the 2015 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) gathers for the 81st Annual Drama LeagueAwards Ceremony, hosted by 2014 Tony Award nominee, Hand to God's Steven Boyer with special guest Tyrone, today May 15, 2015 in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  Below, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you the complete list of winners live! (more...)

John Douglas Thompson to be Honored at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring GalaJohn Douglas Thompson to be Honored at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Acclaimed classical actor John Douglas Thompson will receive the Samuel H. Scripps Award for Extraordinary Commitment to Promoting the Power of Language In Classical and Contemporary Theatre at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring Gala Celebrating Shakespeare's Birthday. The celebration, Monday, May 11, is at Capitale, 130 Bowery on the Lower East Side. (more...)

A.C.T. to Close 2014-15 Season with LOVE AND INFORMATION, 6/3-8/9A.C.T. to Close 2014-15 Season with LOVE AND INFORMATION, 6/3-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

After critically acclaimed productions in New York City and London, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will close its 2014-15 season with the West Coast premiere of renowned playwright Caryl Churchill's internationally praised work, Love and Information (June 3-August 9, 2015). (more...)

2015 Drama League Nominations Announced - From HAMILTON to THE VISIT - Complete List!2015 Drama League Nominations Announced - From HAMILTON to THE VISIT - Complete List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Drama League has announced the 2015 Drama League Awards Nominees this morning - check out the complete list! (more...)

Casting, Dates Set for Shakespeare & Company's 2015 Season; Launches May 22Casting, Dates Set for Shakespeare & Company's 2015 Season; Launches May 22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Shakespeare & Company has finalized casting for its 38th performance season, and released a complete schedule of Opening Night dates. The announcement was made this week by Interim Artistic Directors Ariel Bock and Jonathan Croy, along with a positive report from Interim Managing Director Stephen D. Ball on the Company's box office successes to date. Shakespeare & Company's season opens on May 22 with The How and The Why, by Sarah Treem. (more...)

SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF to Play The Wallis, 5/26-6/7SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF to Play The Wallis, 5/26-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ('The Wallis') presents the Long Wharf Theatre and Shakespeare & Company Production of Satchmo at the Waldorf by Terry Teachout, directed by Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and starring Obie winner John Douglas Thompson in a tour de force multiple-character solo performance, arriving in Los Angeles following hit sold-out runs at the Long Wharf Theatre, Shakespeare & Company and Off-Broadway. The engagement plays May 26 through June 7, 2015, in the Lovelace Studio Theater; press opening is May 27. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chairman's Awards Gala  Honors Michael C. Hall & More!Photo Coverage: Chairman's Awards Gala Honors Michael C. Hall & More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 14, 2015

James S. Turley just led a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala last night, April 13th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue) . The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at theatres across America. The evening's master of ceremonies was Tony Nominee Bryce Pinkham, who is currently starring in Broadway's The Heidi Chronicles and received a Tony nomination for his performance in A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from insode the big night below! (more...)

Bryce Pinkham Hosts National Corporate Theatre Fund Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More, TonightBryce Pinkham Hosts National Corporate Theatre Fund Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) and Chairman James S. Turley will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala tonight, April 13th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue) at 6:30pm. The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at theatres across America. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham Set to Host National Corporate Theatre Fund Gala on 4/13Bryce Pinkham Set to Host National Corporate Theatre Fund Gala on 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) and Chairman James S. Turley will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala on Monday, April 13th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue) at 6:30pm. The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at theatres across America. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for A.C.T.'s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Starring Emily Skinner & Karen ZiembaFull Cast Announced for A.C.T.'s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Starring Emily Skinner & Karen Ziemba
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today the full cast for the upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's rapturous and seductive musical, A Little Night Music. (more...)

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...)

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