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Goodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson CelebrationGoodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Goodman Theatre, in collaboration with Chicago's various off-Loop theaters and Northwestern University, unveils partial programming in its spring 2015 citywide "August Wilson Celebration" -- an extensive retrospective of the late playwright's life, artistry and influence on American culture. The seven-week Celebration takes place in March and April 2015 on dual landmark occasions: the 70th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's birth and the 10th anniversary of his death. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company's TWELFTH NIGHT Notoriously Fabulous at the DixonTN Shakespeare Company's TWELFTH NIGHT Notoriously Fabulous at the Dixon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Inspired by both titles of William Shakespeare's popular, musical comedy, Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, continues its seventh season of plays with a turn-of-the-century musical hall production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Presents RICHARD III, Now thru 11/1TN Shakespeare Company Presents RICHARD III, Now thru 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, opens its seventh performance season with a resurrection of William Shakespeare's Richard III inside Duncan-Williams Performance Hall at Germantown Performing Arts Center over Halloween. (more...)

RICHARD III, MEMPHIS>BROADWAY and More Set for Tennessee Shakespeare's 7th SeasonRICHARD III, MEMPHIS>BROADWAY and More Set for Tennessee Shakespeare's 7th Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, today announced its 2014-15 schedule of plays, which includes three by Shakespeare, the Southern Exposure Series, a continuing partnership with Dixon Gallery & Gardens, a new summer partnership with the University of Memphis, and a new Musical Works Festival sponsored by the Broadway licensing company of Memphis, Monty Python's Spamalot, The Color Purple, and All Shook Up: The Music of Elvis Presley. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch & Johnny Lee Miller bring Frankenstein to life on the big screenBenedict Cumberbatch & Johnny Lee Miller bring Frankenstein to life on the big screen
by Contests - Broadway - Oct 23, 2014

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TN Shakespeare Company to Present RICHARD III, 10/30-11/1TN Shakespeare Company to Present RICHARD III, 10/30-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, opens its seventh performance season with a resurrection of William Shakespeare's Richard III inside Duncan-Williams Performance Hall at Germantown Performing Arts Center over Halloween. (more...)

MUCH ADO ABOUT LOVE to Put a Twist on Shakespeare in Tomorrow's NYC ReadingMUCH ADO ABOUT LOVE to Put a Twist on Shakespeare in Tomorrow's NYC Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

An industry-only workshop reading of the award winning a new play, Much Ado About Love will be held on September 17, 2014 in New York City. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Elementary! Sherlock Holmes on His Way Back to the Broadway Stage?BWW Exclusive: Elementary! Sherlock Holmes on His Way Back to the Broadway Stage?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has exclusively learned that Sherlock Holmes may be headed to the stage in the coming Broadway seasons. Tony Award Nominated producer Antonio R. Marion (Big Fish, Evita) is said to be sheparding the project that is currently in the developmental stages. The production is set to be a brand new version of the beloved stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that will be presented in the format of a play while a live orchestra underscores the drama and action. (more...)

BWW Profile: Benedict Cumberbatch Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and ScreenBWW Profile: Benedict Cumberbatch Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 20, 2014

Though only 38 years old, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has already amassed an impressive list of credits on stage, on television, and on the big screen. Though he has yet to grace a Broadway stage, I have a feeling that that is just an eventuality as his popularity continues to skyrocket on this side of the Atlantic. Today we are taking a look at his career from the British stage in 'Hedda Gabler,' 'After the Dance,' and 'Frankenstein' to his work on film in '12 Years a Slave,' 'August: Osage County,' and 'Star Trek: Into Darkness,' to his iconic work on TV as the 'high-functioning sociopath' titular character on the BBC's 'Sherlock,' for which he is nominated a second time, in addition to his 2013 nomination for HBO's 'Parade's End.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Jonathan Epstein's Adaptation of HENRY IV Begins Tonight at Shakespeare & CompanyPhoto Flash: Jonathan Epstein's Adaptation of HENRY IV Begins Tonight at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2014

A sweeping spectacle of bawdy buffoonery and bloody rebellion, director Jonathan Epstein's razor sharp and condensed adaptation of Henry IV delivers both parts in one dynamic evening of theatre at Shakespeare & Company. Performances run in the Tina Packer Playhouse today, August 2 - August 31. Press Opening is Friday, August 7, at 7:00pm. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Shakespeare & Company's HENRY IV PARTS I & II to Run 8/2-31Shakespeare & Company's HENRY IV PARTS I & II to Run 8/2-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

A sweeping spectacle of bawdy buffoonery and bloody rebellion, director Jonathan Epstein's razor sharp and condensed adaptation of Henry IV delivers both parts in one dynamic evening of theatre. Performances run in the Tina Packer Playhouse August 2 - August 31. Press Opening is Friday, August 7, at 7:00pm. To RSVP or for interview opportunities contact Communications & Press Director Elizabeth Aspenlieder: aspenlieder@shakespeare.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Jonathan Epstein's Adaptation of HENRY IV at Shakespeare & CompanyPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Jonathan Epstein's Adaptation of HENRY IV at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

A sweeping spectacle of bawdy buffoonery and bloody rebellion, director Jonathan Epstein's razor sharp and condensed adaptation of Henry IV delivers both parts in one dynamic evening of theatre at Shakespeare & Company. Performances run in the Tina Packer Playhouse August 2 - August 31. Press Opening is Friday, August 7, at 7:00pm. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

RICHARD III, MEMPHIS>BROADWAY and More Set for Tennessee Shakespeare's 7th SeasonRICHARD III, MEMPHIS>BROADWAY and More Set for Tennessee Shakespeare's 7th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, today announced its 2014-15 schedule of plays, which includes three by Shakespeare, the Southern Exposure Series, a continuing partnership with Dixon Gallery & Gardens, a new summer partnership with the University of Memphis, and a new Musical Works Festival sponsored by the Broadway licensing company of Memphis, Monty Python's Spamalot, The Color Purple, and All Shook Up: The Music of Elvis Presley. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company's HENRY IV PARTS I & II to Run 8/2-31Shakespeare & Company's HENRY IV PARTS I & II to Run 8/2-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

A sweeping spectacle of bawdy buffoonery and bloody rebellion, director Jonathan Epstein's razor sharp and condensed adaptation of Henry IV delivers both parts in one dynamic evening of theatre. Performances run in the Tina Packer Playhouse August 2 - August 31. Press Opening is Friday, August 7, at 7:00pm. To RSVP or for interview opportunities contact Communications & Press Director Elizabeth Aspenlieder: aspenlieder@shakespeare.org. (more...)

Stoneham Theatre Adds ETHEL MERMAN'S BROADWAY with Rita McKenzie, Loretta Laroche & More to Season 15Stoneham Theatre Adds ETHEL MERMAN'S BROADWAY with Rita McKenzie, Loretta Laroche & More to Season 15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Season 15 at Stoneham Theatre has gotten even more exciting with the addition of several concerts and special events. 'There is a little something for everyone in the line-up,' said Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes. 'We have a little bit of Broadway, some world-class jazz, a family-friendly new play, and the return of two acts that are Stoneham Theatre favorites. We love being able to offer our audiences a chance to experience these fantastic attractions up-close and personal in our intimate, theatrical setting.' (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Berkshire RegionSummer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Berkshire Region
by Larry Murray - Jun 2, 2014

No rural area has as many summer stages as the Berkshires of Massachusetts whose offerings overflow its borders. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Announces Full Cast, Schedule for 2014 Season, Featuring SHAKESPEARE'S WILL, JULIUS CAESAR, 'VANYA AND SONIA' and MoreShakespeare & Company Announces Full Cast, Schedule for 2014 Season, Featuring SHAKESPEARE'S WILL, JULIUS CAESAR, 'VANYA AND SONIA' and More
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Casting for Shakespeare & Company's upcoming Summer Performance Season was finalized last week which includes a roster of audience favorites, critics' top picks and a bevy of newcomers joining the Company's ranks in this celebratory season in honor of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. See play titles, casting, Press Openings and full schedules for each production listed below. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Announces Full Cast, Schedule for 2014 Season, Featuring SHAKESPEARE'S WILL, JULIUS CAESAR, 'VANYA AND SONIA' and MoreShakespeare & Company Announces Full Cast, Schedule for 2014 Season, Featuring SHAKESPEARE'S WILL, JULIUS CAESAR, 'VANYA AND SONIA' and More
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Casting for Shakespeare & Company's upcoming Summer Performance Season was finalized last week which includes a roster of audience favorites, critics' top picks and a bevy of newcomers joining the Company's ranks in this celebratory season in honor of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. See play titles, casting, Press Openings and full schedules for each production listed below. (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere of THE UNBLEACHED AMERICAN at Stoneham TheatreBWW Review: World Premiere of THE UNBLEACHED AMERICAN at Stoneham Theatre
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 14, 2014

Stoneham Theatre presents the world premiere of Michael Aman's THE UNBLEACHED AMERICAN, a play about Ernest Hogan, the "father of ragtime." A long forgotten African American musical innovator, Hogan attained great success before tumbling into infamy. This important story imagines his relationship with an Irish immigrant nurse charged with caring for him in the final months of his life at the turn of the 20th century. (more...)

World Premiere of THE UNBLEACHED AMERICAN Wraps Stoneham Theatre's 14th Season, Beg. TonightWorld Premiere of THE UNBLEACHED AMERICAN Wraps Stoneham Theatre's 14th Season, Beg. Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Unbleached American tells the story of Ernest Hogan, the 'father of ragtime' and the first African American to perform on Broadway. Beloved by his fans and wealthy beyond his wildest dreams, Hogan was also an infamous writer of 'coon songs' that many considered offensive to his own race. The Unbleached American imagines the relationship between Ernest and the woman sent to care for him at the end of his life. (more...)

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