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Review Roundup: MACBETH with Machine Guns at Shakespeare TheatreReview Roundup: MACBETH with Machine Guns at Shakespeare Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Provocative director Liesl Tommy brings Broadway savvy, storytelling flair and a revolutionary sensibility to Macbeth, Shakespeare's masterpiece of suspense. In a world beset by civil war and invasion, Macbeth and his artful lady begin a series of murders, designed to further their own ambitions, only to plunge their lives into madness. (more...)

Denee Benton, Julie Taymor Among 2017 Lilly Award Honorees; Presenters Announced!Denee Benton, Julie Taymor Among 2017 Lilly Award Honorees; Presenters Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The 8th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, announced today that Julie Taymor, Denee Benton, Micki Grant,Toni-Leslie James, Mandy Greenfield, Madison Ferris, and Beanie Feldstein are this year's honorees. (more...)

Cast Announced for Sheila Callaghan & Daniella Topol's (NOT) WATER at 3LDCast Announced for Sheila Callaghan & Daniella Topol's (NOT) WATER at 3LD
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

New Georges will present the World Premiere of (NOT) WATER co-conceived by Sheila Callaghan and Daniella Topol, written by Sheila Callaghan and directed by Daniella Topol as part of Works On Water, a month-long, multi-disciplinary art event that presents multiple artistic perspectives on water in a global context, at the 3LD Art & Technology Center. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Take a Look at Shakespeare Theatre Company's MACBETHEXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Take a Look at Shakespeare Theatre Company's MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Provocative director Liesl Tommy brings Broadway savvy, storytelling flair and a revolutionary sensibility to Macbeth, Shakespeare's masterpiece of suspense. In a world beset by civil war and invasion, Macbeth and his artful lady begin a series of murders, designed to further their own ambitions, only to plunge their lives into madness. (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH with Machine Guns at Shakespeare TheatreBWW Review: MACBETH with Machine Guns at Shakespeare Theatre
by Roger Catlin - May 4, 2017

As investigations into Russian influence on U.S. elections continue, here's a development that has so far eluded Rachel Maddow: They may have also been behind the witches in 'Macbeth.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/30/2017Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Washington, DC (more...)

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Picks Standout Theatrical Moments of the Year!Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Picks Standout Theatrical Moments of the Year!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

On Monday night, April 24th, at its semi-annual Membership meeting, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the national theatrical union representing stage directors and choreographers across the United States, announced the 2016-2017 Top Ten "Standout Moments." (more...)

Jason Forbach and Phoenix Best Sign on for Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's EVITAJason Forbach and Phoenix Best Sign on for Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Jason Forbach, who was recently featured in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables and Phoenix Best who made her Broadway debut in The Color Purple will star in this summer's production of Evita at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/23/2017Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Washington, DC (more...)

The Public Slates 2017 Emerging Writers Group Spotlight SeriesThe Public Slates 2017 Emerging Writers Group Spotlight Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Public Theater has announced the line-up for the popular Spotlight Series of free staged readings of new plays by The Public's Emerging Writers Group, beginning on Wednesday, May 31 and running through Monday, June 26. (more...)

Danya Taymor to Direct World Premiere of PASS OVER at Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyDanya Taymor to Direct World Premiere of PASS OVER at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced accomplished director Danya Taymor will direct Steppenwolf's world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu. (more...)

New Georges to Present 'Works On Water' Series This June at 3LD Art & Technology CenterNew Georges to Present 'Works On Water' Series This June at 3LD Art & Technology Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

New Georges will continue their 25th Anniversary Season by presenting the World Premiere of (NOT) WATER by Sheila Callaghan, directed by Daniella Topol as part of Works On Water, a month-long, multi-disciplinary art event that presents multiple artistic perspectives on water in a global context, at the 3LD Art & Technology Center (80 Greenwich Street) June 5-30, 2017. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES' Dan Domenech to Star as 'Che' in EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare FestivalROCK OF AGES' Dan Domenech to Star as 'Che' in EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival announced today that Broadway, film and television actor Dan Domenech will star as Che in Evita this summer at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. The production opens the Festival's 26th season. (more...)

Neil LaBute's REASONS TO BE PRETTY HAPPY, Jocelyn Bioh's 'SCHOOL GIRLS' Highlight MCC Theater's 31st SeasonNeil LaBute's REASONS TO BE PRETTY HAPPY, Jocelyn Bioh's 'SCHOOL GIRLS' Highlight MCC Theater's 31st Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

MCC Theater has announced its five-show 31st Season. The new season - which adds a fifth production to MCC's usual four-show season - boasts an exciting mix of World and New York Premieres from artists both familiar and new to MCC audiences - each fulfilling MCC's longtime commitment to bold, risk-taking works from the most vital voices working in theater today. (more...)

Adelheid Roosen of The Netherlands Names 2017 LPTW Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award RecipientAdelheid Roosen of The Netherlands Names 2017 LPTW Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award Recipient
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

On Friday, March 31, 2017, The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, made a special announcement at their annual 2017 Awards Celebration, Adelheid Roosen of The Netherlands has been chosen to receive the 2017 LPTW Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award. (more...)

Photo Flash: LPTW Honor Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Liesl Tommy and More at 2017 Awards CelebrationPhoto Flash: LPTW Honor Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Liesl Tommy and More at 2017 Awards Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

On Friday, March 31, 2017, The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, is pleased to recognize the talents of six outstanding women: Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Lilieana Blain-Cruz, Liesl Tommy, Jess Chayes and Emily Simoness. (more...)

Liesl Tommy and More to Share Expertise in SHAKESPEARE AND THE RULES OF WAR Panel in D.C.Liesl Tommy and More to Share Expertise in SHAKESPEARE AND THE RULES OF WAR Panel in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company's Bard Association presents Shakespeare and the Law, its signature discussion series, on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7 St., NW). The Shakespeare and the Law series explores in-depth examinations into the roles of lawyers and legal issues in Shakespeare plays and classical theatre pieces. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 30, 2017BWW's On This Day - March 30, 2017
by - Mar 30, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 29, 2017BWW's On This Day - March 29, 2017
by - Mar 29, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

SELL/BUY/DATE's Sarah Jones to Emcee 8th Annual Lilly AwardsSELL/BUY/DATE's Sarah Jones to Emcee 8th Annual Lilly Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The 8th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, will this year be hosted by Tony Award-winning playwright, Sarah Jones, with honorees to be announced soon. (more...)

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