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Cush Jumbo & Janet McTeer to Lead All-Female THE TAMING OF THE SHREW as Part of 2016 Shakespeare in the Park; Full Lineup Set!Cush Jumbo & Janet McTeer to Lead All-Female THE TAMING OF THE SHREW as Part of 2016 Shakespeare in the Park; Full Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The Public Theater will celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death in 2016 with free Shakespeare in the Park beginning in May, along with other affordable Bard programming at Astor Place and the Delacorte Theater, it was announced today. As part of Oskar Eustis' 10th Anniversary season, free Shakespeare in the Park this summer will feature an all-female version of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and featuring Olivier Award nominee Cush Jumbo as Katherina and Tony Award winner Janet McTeer as Petruchio, followed in July by TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

THE RAISIN CYCLE to Tackle Race Relations, Urban Renewal and Gentrification at Wayne StateTHE RAISIN CYCLE to Tackle Race Relations, Urban Renewal and Gentrification at Wayne State
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Racism in the housing market in the mid-20th Century was not limited to Detroit. In connection with Detroit's history of impact from race relations, urban renewal, and gentrification and in honor of Black History Month, Theatre and Dance at Wayne announces its presentation of THE RAISIN CYCLE, a series including and stemming from Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN. (more...)

All-Female Cast to Bring AS YOU LIKE IT to Center Stage This WinterAll-Female Cast to Bring AS YOU LIKE IT to Center Stage This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

As a year-long renovation begins at Center Stage's downtown Baltimore home in January, the company starts a temporarily residency at Towson University with a contemporary production of Shakespeare's popular comedy AS YOU LIKE IT, presented by an all-female cast led by award-winning director Wendy C. Goldberg, from Jan. 15 to Feb. 14. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Managing Director Michael Ross to Depart This SummerWestport Country Playhouse Managing Director Michael Ross to Depart This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse announces that effective June 30, 2016, Michael Ross will step down as managing director.† (more...)

Michael Ross to Return to Center Stage as Managing DirectorMichael Ross to Return to Center Stage as Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

?Center Stage, Baltimore's premier regional theater, today announced that Michael Ross, its managing director from 2002 to 2008, will return on July 1, 2016 to join the theater's leadership team with Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah. (more...)

The Public to Present Musical Adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT This SummerThe Public to Present Musical Adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Public Theater will kick off its summer program with a musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT, created by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub. (more...)

Public Works Expands for 2016; Production AnnouncedPublic Works Expands for 2016; Production Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that after three years of successful programming and community engagement, PUBLIC WORKS will grow on both a local and national level. Three new community partners join PUBLIC WORKS 2016, which will include Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education (Bronx), Military Resilience Project (all boroughs), and Center for Family Life in Sunset Park (Brooklyn), who join Public Works partners Brownsville Recreation Center (Brooklyn), DreamYard Project (Bronx), and The Fortune Society (Queens), in addition to alumni partners Domestic Workers United (all boroughs, including Staten Island) and Children's Aid Society (Manhattan), as additional community partner organizations. (more...)

Lydia R. Diamond, Neil LaBute and More Take Part in Center Stage's MY AMERICA TOO Video SeriesLydia R. Diamond, Neil LaBute and More Take Part in Center Stage's MY AMERICA TOO Video Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Baltimore Center Stage announces MY AMERICA TOO, a series of guerrilla street theater videos that address the new civil rights movement. Videos will be released daily, and all will be available to view online by Dec. 12. (more...)

BWW Review: X'S AND O'S - Center Stage Presents a Play About FootballBWW Review: X'S AND O'S - Center Stage Presents a Play About Football
by Charles Shubow - Dec 1, 2015

You will never watch a football game the same after you see this play. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN at Center Stage - Simply SpectacularBWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN at Center Stage - Simply Spectacular
by Charles Shubow - Nov 17, 2015

Tony-winning musical directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge should not be missed. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau Honored Tonight at 2015 Mimi AwardsBranden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau Honored Tonight at 2015 Mimi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust will host the 2015 Steinberg Playwright Awards (the 8th Annual 'Mimi' Awards)†honoring Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau†tonight, November 16, 2015 at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023). (more...)

Works by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau to Take the Stage at 2015 Mimi AwardsWorks by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau to Take the Stage at 2015 Mimi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Theatre luminaries will gather on Monday, November 16, 2015, to honor Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau at the 2015 Steinberg Playwright Awards, presented by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. Scenes highlighting their previous and new work will be presented at the 8th Annual 'Mimi' Awards, which will take place at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.† (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau to Receive 2015 Steinberg Playwright Awards at Starry Ceremony Next WeekBranden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau to Receive 2015 Steinberg Playwright Awards at Starry Ceremony Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust will host the 2015 Steinberg Playwright Awards honoring Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau†on Monday, November 16, 2015 at Lincoln Center Theater's†Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street,†New York, NY 10023). (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of the Mobile Shakespeare Unit's COMEDY OF ERRORSPhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of the Mobile Shakespeare Unit's COMEDY OF ERRORS
by Reilly Hickey - Nov 6, 2015

The Public Theater officially opened the Mobile Shakespeare Unit's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS on Thursday, November 5. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, the sit-down run of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS follows a three-week tour to the five boroughs, bringing free Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts. The Shakespeare comedy began previews at The Public Theater November 1 and will run through Sunday, November 22. (more...)

Nathan Lane to Read 'Love Letter' to Brian Dennehy at TCG Gala Next WeekNathan Lane to Read 'Love Letter' to Brian Dennehy at TCG Gala Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Who wouldn't want to see this?†BroadwayWorld has learned that Nathan Lane will read a love letter to†Brian Dennehy onstage at Threatre Communications Group's gala this coming Monday, November 9, 2015 at The Edison Ballroom. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cast and Crew Portraits of Baltimore Center Stage's THE SECRET GARDENPhoto Flash: First Look at Cast and Crew Portraits of Baltimore Center Stage's THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Baltimore-Nov. 6, 2015. Center Stage presents the Tony Award-winning musical The Secret Garden, based on the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, with performances through Nov. 29. (more...)

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Tour Lands at The Public TonightTHE COMEDY OF ERRORS Tour Lands at The Public Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Following the Mobile tour, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS will have a sit-down run at The Public Theater, now through†Sunday, November 22, with an official press opening tonight, November 5. (more...)

BWW Interview: Flor De Liz Perez on the Beauty of The Mobile Shakespeare UnitBWW Interview: Flor De Liz Perez on the Beauty of The Mobile Shakespeare Unit
by Reilly Hickey - Nov 4, 2015

Flor De Liz Perez, currently playing Luciana in THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, spoke with Broadwayworld about this Mobile Unit production and how 'beautiful' it is to reach the non-conventional theatre audience. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/31/2015
by - Oct 31, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/31/2015. (more...)

X'S AND O'S Begins Rehearsals at Center StageX'S AND O'S Begins Rehearsals at Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

The NFL takes Center Stage in X's and O's, a new, ripped-from-the-headlines play about America's love of football and the often traumatic impact the sport has on many of its players and families. X's and O's is the final production at Center Stage before building-wide renovations move the company's last two productions of the season to a temporary residency at Towson University. (more...)

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