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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...)

TCG Welcomes New Appointments to Board of DirectorsTCG Welcomes New Appointments to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, welcomes new officers and nine new members to its board of directors. Sarah Bellamy, co-artistic director of Penumbra Theatre Company, and Kevin Moriarty, artistic director of Dallas Theater Center, succeed Robert Hupp and Lydia R. Diamond as joint vice presidents. Jonathan Moscone, artistic director of California Shakespeare Theater, succeeds Ralph Bryan as secretary. Diane Rodriguez, associate artistic director of Center Theatre Group, and Tim Jennings, managing director of Children's Theatre Company, remain as president and treasurer, respectively. (more...)

Rocco Landesman to Receive A.R.T.'s Annual Robert Brustein AwardRocco Landesman to Receive A.R.T.'s Annual Robert Brustein Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director and William Russo, Managing Director; announced today that the 2014 recipient of the annual Robert Brustein Award is Rocco Landesman, a long-time Broadway theatre producer, who served as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts from August 2009 to December 2012. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience to Present TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I AND II, Begin. 11/1Theatre for a New Audience to Present TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I AND II, Begin. 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 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...)

Broadway Bingo Benefit Game to be Played at New York Open CenterBroadway Bingo Benefit Game to be Played at New York Open Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

On Sunday, October 26, The Episcopal Actors' Guild is bringing stars of stage and screen together with America's favorite game for a one-of-a-kind event to raise money and support for New York performers in need. The evening will also include prizes, food, cocktails, and live music by cabaret legend Steve Ross. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristine Nielsen, Keenan-Bolgers, Kate Mulgrew & More Pose for Creative Faces ProjectPhoto Flash: Kristine Nielsen, Keenan-Bolgers, Kate Mulgrew & More Pose for Creative Faces Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Academy, Emmy and TONY Award winner Ellen Burstyn (Picnic, 'Requiem for a Dream'), TONY Award winner Jefferson Mays (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, I Am My Own Wife), TONY Award nominee Jessica Hecht (King Lear, A View from the Bridge), and New York favorites Tracee Chimo (Lips Together Teeth Apart, Bad Jews) and Steven Boyer (King Lear, Hand to God) have all been photographed for The Creative Faces Project. The weekly release of their individual entries will mark the project's official launch this fall. Current featured artists are listed below. (more...)

United Solo to Kick Off Fifth Season in New York, Featuring 130 Productions, 9/18-11/23United Solo to Kick Off Fifth Season in New York, Featuring 130 Productions, 9/18-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Theatre Row on New York's famous 42nd Street is home to the world's largest solo theatre festival, United Solo. Its fifth season takes place tomorrow, September 18 - November 23, 2014 and features 130 productions from around the world in categories including drama, comedy, stand-up, mime, improv, musical, and many more. (more...)

Olympia Dukakis, Lily Rabe, Brian d'Arcy James and More to Appear in Red Bull Theater's 11th SeasonOlympia Dukakis, Lily Rabe, Brian d'Arcy James and More to Appear in Red Bull Theater's 11th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Eleventh Season will include a rare revival of John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore along with an all new season of their acclaimed Revelation Readings, including Dekker & Middleton's The Honest Whore, Ford's Perkin Warbeck and Love's Sacrifice, Baillie's De Montfort, Ludlam's Camille, Euripides's Hippolytos, Middleton's A Chaste Maid in Cheapside, Calderon's Life Is a Dream, Ibsen's The Wild Duck (a new version by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Auburn), Beaumont & Fletcher's The Maid's Tragedy, Marston's The Dutch Courtesan, Sheridan's The School For Scandal, with casts that include Olympia Dukakis, Hamish Linklater, Lily Rabe, Charlayne Woodard, Brian D'Arcy James, Rocco Sisto, Robert Cuccioli, Charles Busch, Everett Quinton, Arnie Burton, Tom Hewitt, Jennifer Ikeda, Christopher Innvar, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Rebecca Brooksher, Jeremy Shamos, Harris Yulin, Nick Westrate, Carson Elrod, and Jeanine Serralles, among others. (more...)

Shakespeare Talks Return to The Pearl With 'Directing Shakespeare' 9/15Shakespeare Talks Return to The Pearl With 'Directing Shakespeare' 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

The Shakespeare Society and The Pearl Theatre Company present SHAKESPEARE TALKS: DIRECTING SHAKESPEARE featuring Arin Arbus and Rebecca Taichman Monday, Sept. 15th at 7pm. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/14/14 - NEWSIES Reunion, LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE, Christmas in August and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/14/14 - NEWSIES Reunion, LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE, Christmas in August and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 14, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: NEWSIES will 'stop the presses' at 54 Below tonight, Abe's Favorite scenes from the Bard go center stage in the Berkshires, The Rockettes bring Christmas to Sixth Avenue and more! (more...)

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