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ATC's THE EVENTS Coming to NYTWATC's THE EVENTS Coming to NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Since it premiered at The Traverse Theatre in August 2013, ATC's production of The Events written by David Greig and directed by Ramin Gray has picked up a raft of awards, been selected as The Guardian's Best Theatre Production of 2013, has sold out two runs at The Young Vic, has toured nationally and internationally and has been staged in German and Norwegian at Schauspielhaus Vienna and Brageteatret in Drammen. In 2015 it will take another step on this extraordinary journey, as the production premieres in New York at the prestigious New York Theatre Workshop. Neve McIntosh who created the role of Claire returns to the production of the New York run and will be joined by Clifford Samuel who has played The Boy throughout 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Scena's Complicated HANDBAG Seeks to Channel Wilde and Explore the Notion of ParenthoodBWW Reviews: Scena's Complicated HANDBAG Seeks to Channel Wilde and Explore the Notion of Parenthood
by Benjamin Tomchik - Nov 10, 2014

Handbag is rich with dramatic moments but ultimately never settles on whether it wants to be a prequel to The Importance of Being Earnest or a statement on parenthood in the twentieth century. (more...)

National Theatre Wales & Out Of Joint to Present CROUCH, TOUCH, PAUSE, ENGAGENational Theatre Wales & Out Of Joint to Present CROUCH, TOUCH, PAUSE, ENGAGE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

National Theatre Wales' first production in 2015, and the last of its fourth season, will be a new, touring, verbatim play made with Out of Joint and directed by Max Stafford-Clark. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Present VIBRANT 2014 Playwrights Festival, Nov 2-20Finborough Theatre to Present VIBRANT 2014 Playwrights Festival, Nov 2-20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Now in its sixth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre presents Vibrant 2014 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing and part of its 20 Premieres season, running between 2-20 November 2014. (more...)

A.R.T. & OBERON Add Additional POOL (NO WATER) PerformanceA.R.T. & OBERON Add Additional POOL (NO WATER) Performance
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and OBERON are pleased to announce that due to the highticket demand for the production pool (no water), an additional performance has been added to the limited run schedule. The new schedule is as follows: (more...)

Leah Brotherhead, Anna Elijasz, Rob Heaps and Robert Lonsdale Will Lead ANOTHER PLACE at Theatre Royal PlymouthLeah Brotherhead, Anna Elijasz, Rob Heaps and Robert Lonsdale Will Lead ANOTHER PLACE at Theatre Royal Plymouth
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Leah Brotherhead, Anna Elijasz, Rob Heaps and Robert Lonsdale will form the cast of the world premiere of DC Moore's new play Another Place, produced by Theatre Royal Plymouth and previewing in The Drum from 6 November 2014. (more...)

Theatre Royal Plymouth to Present ANOTHER PLACE, Begin. 6 NovemberTheatre Royal Plymouth to Present ANOTHER PLACE, Begin. 6 November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Theatre Royal Plymouth presents the world premiere of a new play by leading playwright DC Moore (Alaska, The Empire), continuing the theatre's outstanding commitment to the very best of new writing. The production will open on 10 November 2014 (previews from 6 November 2014). (more...)

Kuperman Brothers to Star in Columbia Stages' OVER THERE, Running 10/15-18 at HEREKuperman Brothers to Star in Columbia Stages' OVER THERE, Running 10/15-18 at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Columbia Stages is proud to present OVER THERE, a playful drama by Mark Ravenhill (Shopping and Fucking) and an allegory of competing ideologies set across both the Berlin Wall and consumer driven America. (more...)

Jonathan Broadbent, Matthew Pearson and More Star in GRAND GUIGNOL - Full Cast Announced!Jonathan Broadbent, Matthew Pearson and More Star in GRAND GUIGNOL - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Jonathan Broadbent will star as De Lorde alongside Paul Chequer (Ratineau), Matthew Pearson (Binet), Robert Portal (Paulais), Emily Raymond (Maxa) and Andy Williams (Maurey) in Theatre Royal Plymouth's revival of Grand Guignol. Written by Carl Grose and directed by Simon Stokes, Grand Guignol will return to The Drum from 9 - 18 October before heading to Southwark Playhouse from 23 October - 22 November 2014. (more...)

POOL (NO WATER) to Open Off-Broadway at Barrow Street Theater this FallPOOL (NO WATER) to Open Off-Broadway at Barrow Street Theater this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

One Year Lease Theater Company brings their sold-out critically-acclaimed 2012 production of pool (no water) back to NYC for a limited Off-Broadway run from October 21-November 24 at Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue South). Written by controversial English playwright Mark Ravenhill and directed by Ianthe Demos, pool (no water) will be arriving in NYC from a run at A.R.T.'s Oberon in Boston. (more...)

American Repertory Theatre and OBERON's Fall Season to Include  POOL (NO WATER), SHIDA, and RUBY WAX: SANE NEW WORLDAmerican Repertory Theatre and OBERON's Fall Season to Include POOL (NO WATER), SHIDA, and RUBY WAX: SANE NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) has announced fall programming at OBERON, featuring limited engagements of exciting work by groundbreaking artists. The lineup for October and November includes POOL (NO WATER) by Mark Ravenhill, created by One Year Lease Theater Company and directed by Ianthe Demos; SHIDA, a new musical in development, written and performed by Broadway powerhouse Jeannette Bayardelle and directed by Andy Sandberg; and RUBY WAX: SANE NEW WORLD, written and performed by the incomparable comedienne and actor Ruby Wax. (more...)

Theatre Royal Plymouth Announces 2014-15 SeasonTheatre Royal Plymouth Announces 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Artistic Director Simon Stokes announces his 2014/15 programme, packed with the risk-taking writers, international collaborations and the adventurous outlook that has seen him transform Theatre Royal Plymouth into one of the most innovative and exciting theatres in Britain today. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: SHOW 6, Summerhall, August 3 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: SHOW 6, Summerhall, August 3 2014
by Kevin Sherwin - Aug 5, 2014

Is it annoying if I? If my sentences never seem to? And for an hour, could you? Welcome to Show 6, a play in which no single sentence is allowed enough words for it to make sense, but which seems convinced of its importance, for one reason or another. (more...)

GRAND GUIGNOL to Play The Drum and Southwark Playhouse, Beg. Oct 9GRAND GUIGNOL to Play The Drum and Southwark Playhouse, Beg. Oct 9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Directed by Theatre Royal Plymouth's Artistic Director, Simon Stokes, the revival of Grand Guignol will return to The Drum from 9 - 18 October before heading to Southwark Playhouse where the acclaimed production will run for five weeks from 23 October - 22 November 2014. (more...)

World Premiere of Richard Bean's PITCAIRN to Be Performed at Chichester Festival TheatreWorld Premiere of Richard Bean's PITCAIRN to Be Performed at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Award-winning playwright Richard Bean unveils the second of his three world premieres to be staged this year, and renews his collaboration with acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark for Pitcairn at Chichester, prior to London and a national tour. (more...)

Por Piedad Teatro Presents WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY, Now Through 7/6Por Piedad Teatro Presents WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY, Now Through 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Known for their international vision of new plays, The Play Company (PlayCo) is pleased to announce that Working on a Special Day, their 2013 co-production with Mexico City's Por Piedad Teatro, has gone on to a series of international engagements, including the Edinburgh Fringe (August 2013), Singapore's M1 Festival (January 2014) and the Adelaide Fringe Festival (February 2014 - Winner, Peace Foundation Award). After an award-winning engagement at the Prague Fringe Festival (May 2014 winner the Performance Award and the Creative Award) the play returns to the U.S. for a run at the Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, Massachusetts; June 18-July 6. The touring life of this play marks a new level of international exchange in PlayCo's pioneering mission to support a global approach to contemporary theatre. (more...)

Theatre of the Black Butterfly's POOL (NO WATER) Now Playing Through 6/8Theatre of the Black Butterfly's POOL (NO WATER) Now Playing Through 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

INTRODUCING Montreal's newest English-language professional theatre collective and it's site-specific production of POOL (NO WATER) by Mark Ravenhill. Theatre of The Black Butterfly is the brainchild of Gordon McCall, former artistic director of Montreal's Centaur Theatre Company. "Our Theatre of The Black Butterfly motto is 'Defying Convention'. We want to make provocative theatre that challenges theatrical preconceptions, that is site-specific and that celebrates Montreal,' says McCall. (more...)

PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS Opens Tonight as Part of Brits Off BroadwayPLAYING WITH GROWN UPS Opens Tonight as Part of Brits Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

59E59 Theaters welcomes KPS Productions, in association with the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh to Brits Off Broadway & supported by Jersey Arts Trust, with PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS by Hannah Patterson, directed by Hannah Eidinow. PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS began performances on Tuesday, April 29 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 18. Press opening is today, Tuesday, May 6 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM and 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM and 7:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279- 4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's 'Open Books' Series Continues Today with Sean CarneyTheatre for a New Audience's 'Open Books' Series Continues Today with Sean Carney
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2014

Theatre for a New Audience presents a free public event, OPEN BOOKS: Sean Carney. This free talk, examining Sean Carney's book The Politics and Poetics of Contemporary English Tragedy, will take place today, May 3 at 5:15pm at Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center. (more...)

Alan Cox Returns in PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS at 'Brits Off Broadway', Now thru 5/18Alan Cox Returns in PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS at 'Brits Off Broadway', Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome KPS Productions in association with the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh to Brits Off Broadway with PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS by Hannah Patterson, directed by Hannah Eidinow. PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS begins performances tonight, April 29 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 18. (more...)

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