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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of CYMBELINE in the Park!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of CYMBELINE in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 11, 2015

The Public Theater presents Cymbeline, the second show of The Public's Free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Directed by Tony Award winnerDaniel Sullivan and featuring the previously announced Hamish Linklater as Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Lily Rabe as Imogen, Cymbeline runs through Sunday, August 23, and opened last night, August 10. The Public began the Free Shakespeare in the Park season with THE TEMPEST. (more...)

Brian Cox & Brian Murphy to Talk Shakespeare at Mirror Repertory Company, 7/26Brian Cox & Brian Murphy to Talk Shakespeare at Mirror Repertory Company, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Tony-nominated Mirror Repertory Company - whose founders and early supporters include the late actresses Eva Le Gallienne and Geraldine Page along with Paul Newman, Dustin Hoffman and Al Pacino - will present its 10th annual summer season with the Greensboro Arts Alliance in Greensboro, Vermont, with a repertory of 4 plays and musicals in alternating repertory July 23-August 24 , it has been announced by Sabra Jones, the company's artistic director. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Shakespeare in the Park- THE TEMPESTPhoto Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Shakespeare in the Park- THE TEMPEST
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 17, 2015

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest officially opened last night, June 16, and runs through Sunday, July 5, 2015. In The Tempest, Shakespeare's classic about young love, old enemies, and the eternal magic of storytelling, Prospero, exiled to a fantastical island, unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all 'such stuff as dreams are made on.' (more...)

The Public Theater Adds Richard Nelson Three-Play Cycle to SeasonThe Public Theater Adds Richard Nelson Three-Play Cycle to Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that the world premiere of a new Richard Nelson three-play cycle, THE GABRIELS: Election Year in the Life of One Family, has been added to the 2015-2016 downtown season. Written and directed by Nelson, Play One: HUNGRY will begin previews on Saturday, February 27 and run through, Sunday, March 20, with an official press opening on Friday, March 4, 2016. As with The Apple Family Plays, each play in THE GABRIELS cycle will feature a core acting company and will open on the day it is set and unfold in real time over a couple of hours. The second play in the cycle will open in September 2016 and the final play will open on Election Night November 8, 2016. (more...)

Richard Nelson's THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS to Launch European TourRichard Nelson's THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS to Launch European Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that Richard Nelson's award-winning THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS: SCENES FROM LIFE IN THE COUNTRY will tour Europe for five weeks beginning April 23 at The Find Festival in Berlin. The other tour venues include The May International Festival in Weisbaden, Germany; The Brighton Festival in the United Kingdom; and the Vienna Festival in Austria where the tour will conclude on May 23. The tour is being produced by David Eden, Executive Producer for David Eden Productions, and co-produced and general managed by Tim Smith for Pemberley Productions. (more...)

Luna Stage to Present Terrence McNally's A PERFECT GANESH, 1/29-2/22Luna Stage to Present Terrence McNally's A PERFECT GANESH, 1/29-2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Luna Stage begins 2015 with a revival of A Perfect Ganesh, Terrence McNally's beautiful story of love and redemption. A Perfect Ganesh opens to previews on Thursday January 29, 2015 and runs Thursdays through Sundays through February 22nd. Opening night is Saturday January 31, 2015. Select performances are followed by Talkbacks with the creative team. Tickets range from $25-$35. Group sales available. $10 Student Rush tickets available one half-hour before curtain. Individual tickets can be purchased at lunastage.org, or at the box office Tues.-Fri. 10am-3pm (973-395-5551). (more...)

Photo Coverage: MAJOR BARBARA Opens at The Pearl TheatrePhoto Coverage: MAJOR BARBARA Opens at The Pearl Theatre
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 19, 2014

The Pearl Theatre Company and Gingold Theatre Group is currently presenting Shaw's Major Barbara, running through December 14, 2014. When the charming weapons-manufacturer Andrew Undershaft goes toe-to-toe with his passionate daughter Barbara, a Major in the Salvation Army, over his 'ill-gotten' fortune, it leads to the wager of the century. She is determined to save his soul-he is determined to open her eyes to a wider world. Their confrontation will knock their entire family's moral compass up, down, and sideways, never to be the same again. (more...)

Irish Rep's Reading Series Begins Season with Janet Noble's LOUISE BROOKS: FOR THE HELL OF IT TodayIrish Rep's Reading Series Begins Season with Janet Noble's LOUISE BROOKS: FOR THE HELL OF IT Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

The Irish Repertory Theatre begins the ninth season of its Reading Series with Janet Noble's LOUISE BROOKS: FOR THE HELL OF IT. The staged reading will be held today, October 30 at 3pm at the DR2 Theater, 103 East 15th Street, the Irish Repertory Theatre's temporary home during its current renovation. Tickets are free, and the event is open to the public. An RSVP to 212-727-2737 is suggested. (more...)

Irish Rep's Reading Series to Begin Season with Janet Noble's LOUISE BROOKS: FOR THE HELL OF IT, 10/30Irish Rep's Reading Series to Begin Season with Janet Noble's LOUISE BROOKS: FOR THE HELL OF IT, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The Irish Repertory Theatre begins the ninth season of its Reading Series with Janet Noble's LOUISE BROOKS: FOR THE HELL OF IT. The staged reading will be held on Thursday, October 30 at 3pm at the DR2 Theater, 103 East 15th Street, the Irish Repertory Theatre's temporary home during its current renovation. Tickets are free, and the event is open to the public. An RSVP to 212-727-2737 is suggested. (more...)

The Public Theater's APPLE FAMILY PLAYS Featured Tonight on PBS's THEATER CLOSE-UPThe Public Theater's APPLE FAMILY PLAYS Featured Tonight on PBS's THEATER CLOSE-UP
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Theater Close-Up, a unique collaboration between THIRTEEN, THE PUBLIC THEATER, and a community of non-profit Off-Broadway theaters, will bring a diverse cross-section of provocative plays to primetime and online audiences, including Richard Nelson's THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS: SCENES FROM LIFE IN THE COUNTRY. (more...)

The Public Theater's APPLE FAMILY PLAYS Up Next on PBS's THEATER CLOSE-UPThe Public Theater's APPLE FAMILY PLAYS Up Next on PBS's THEATER CLOSE-UP
by TV News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Theater Close-Up, a unique collaboration between THIRTEEN, THE PUBLIC THEATER, and a community of non-profit Off-Broadway theaters, will bring a diverse cross-section of provocative plays to primetime and online audiences, including Richard Nelson's THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS: SCENES FROM LIFE IN THE COUNTRY. (more...)

Sigourney Weaver Hosts THIRTEEN's Weekly Series THEATER CLOSE UP, Premiering TonightSigourney Weaver Hosts THIRTEEN's Weekly Series THEATER CLOSE UP, Premiering Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Beyond the bright lights of Broadway - the electric signage that led to its moniker as 'The Great White Way' -- exists another world: Off-Broadway, a varied and rich wellspring of creativity and innovation. (more...)

Sigourney Weaver Hosts PBS's Weekly Close-Up Look at Off-Broadway Theater, Beginning TonightSigourney Weaver Hosts PBS's Weekly Close-Up Look at Off-Broadway Theater, Beginning Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

The series - which will be hosted by acclaimed actress Sigourney Weaver - premieres tonight, October 2 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN with John Van Druten's 'London Wall' from the Mint Theater Company (more...)

Sigourney Weaver to Host PBS's Weekly Close-Up Look at Off-Broadway Theater Beg. TodaySigourney Weaver to Host PBS's Weekly Close-Up Look at Off-Broadway Theater Beg. Today
by TV News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

The series - which will be hosted by acclaimed actress Sigourney Weaver - premieres today, October 2 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN with John Van Druten's "London Wall" from the Mint Theater Company (more...)

BWW Reviews: All-Star Roster Brings the Bard to Fenway ParkBWW Reviews: All-Star Roster Brings the Bard to Fenway Park
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 20, 2014

It was a winning night at Fenway Park for the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and the hometown fans as they celebrated with an all-star roster for SHAKESPEARE AT FENWAY. The one-night event had comedy, tragedy, and some extra excitement (not unlike the Red Sox) for a great start to CSC's 20th anniversary season. (more...)

Sigourney Weaver to Host THIRTEEN's Weekly Series THEATER CLOSE UP Premiering 10/2Sigourney Weaver to Host THIRTEEN's Weekly Series THEATER CLOSE UP Premiering 10/2
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Beyond the bright lights of Broadway - the electric signage that led to its moniker as 'The Great White Way' -- exists another world: Off-Broadway, a varied and rich wellspring of creativity and innovation. (more...)

BWW Interviews: VANESSA KAIBWW Interviews: VANESSA KAI
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Aug 13, 2014

Once in a while you see an actor whose performance just blows you away. That happened when I saw A.R. Gurney's Far East for the third time and Vanessa Kai was cast as The Reader. A few years later I saw her perform in the physically demanding and emotionally wrenching two-person show, An Infinite Ache, about a couple who meet, marry and grow old together. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/9/14 - Tonys Hangover, FIDDLER at Folksbiene, Lerner & Loewe, Broadway in Drag & More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/9/14 - Tonys Hangover, FIDDLER at Folksbiene, Lerner & Loewe, Broadway in Drag & More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 9, 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: It's the day after the Tonys, and we're feeling it -- but it was worth it! There's still TONS of new content coming your way from Sunday evening's festivities. Plus, get your tickets to THE LAST SHIP, and celebrate FIDDLER, Lerner & Loewe, drag queens and more! (more...)

Malcolm Gets and Maryann Plunkett Join THE SPECTACULAR SONGS OF LERNER AND LOEWE! at Irish Rep, 6/9Malcolm Gets and Maryann Plunkett Join THE SPECTACULAR SONGS OF LERNER AND LOEWE! at Irish Rep, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Irish Repertory Theatre presents THE SPECTACULAR SONGS OF LERNER AND LOEWE, this season's Benefit Gala production, on Monday, June 9th at 7 PM at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 2014 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards!Photo Coverage: Inside the 2014 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 19, 2014

The Night Alive, written by Conor McPherson, recently took home the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award (NYDCC) for Best Play of the 2012-2013 season. All the Way, written by Robert Schenkkan received the award for Best American Play. A Fun Home received the award for Best Musical. The awards were presented at a cocktail reception on Friday, May 16, at 54 Below. (more...)

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