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State Theatre's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Breaks Box Office Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

State Theatre Company's season of The Importance of Being Earnest, which closed last Saturday 16 August, has broken the Company's box office record, taking over $424,000 and becoming the highest grossing production in its history. This follows the record-breaking season of Brief Encounter in September last year which was then trumped by that of Neighbourhood Watch in April this year. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE RING CYCLE PLAYS at London's Open-Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2014

The Ring Cycle Plays, a bold new theatrical adventure from The Scoop's award-winning, resident company, Gods and Monsters Theatre Limited, is a unique opportunity for opera buffs and fantasy fans alike to gain a new insight into Richard Wagner's extraordinary chronicle by encountering The Ring Cycle operas performed as plays without the usual operatic scores. Press night is this coming Friday 15 August. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Official: Helen Mirren Set to Return to Broadway in Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE; Dates and Theater Set
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. The limited engagement will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 West 45th Street. Previews forTHE AUDIENCE begin on February 17 and opening night is March 8. It will run through June 28 2015. (more...)

Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda & More Will Rotate Through All-Star Broadway Revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, will have its first Broadway revival, beginning performances Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 8pm, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street). (more...)

THE VALLEY OF ASTONISHMENT U.S. Premiere, Marlowe's TAMBURLAINE & More Set or TFANA's Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Theatre for a New Audience Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz announces the second season at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn. (more...)

Peter Brook's THE SUIT Comes to Adelaide Festival Centre, Oct 1-12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

In a coup for South Australia, it has been announced that the great British director Peter Brook's production of The Suit will play exclusively in Adelaide for State Theatre Company in October. Exclusivity for the Australian premiere has been secured with the support of the South Australian Tourism Commission, which will also support a targeted marketing campaign to theatre-goers from Melbourne and Sydney. (more...)

B Street Theatre Presents THE CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS, 8/10-9/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

The B Street Theatre is pleased to present The Conference of the Birds, Peter Brook and Jean-Claude Carriere's rich and moving master work based on the poem by Farid ud-Din Attar. (more...)

Conor Lovett to Host Master Class at Rubicon Theatre Company, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Rubicon Theatre Company is offering a special three-hour acting master class with guest instructor Conor Lovett of Gare St. Lazare Ireland on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Students 20 or older may make a reservation by visiting or calling (805) 667-2900, ext. 234. Tuition is $50. Those who wish to audit may do so for $30. All participants should memorize a short contemporary monologue. (more...)

SEE ROCK CITY AND OTHER DESTINATIONS to Make UK Debut at the Union Theatre, Aug 15-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

For the first time, the critically acclaimed off-Broadway musical See Rock City and Other Destinations, will be introduced to the UK for a two-week strictly limited run at the Union Theatre. Previews start on Friday 15 August and press night on Tuesday 19 August at 7.30pm, it was announced today. On sale now. (more...)

BWW Previews: The London Stage, July 2014
by Alice Chappell - Jul 01, 2014

A brief overview of those shows we might miss - though do catch them if you can! - and those who're new to the London audience this July. (more...)

Tim Robbins-Helmed A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Kick Off OZ's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Today OZ, Nashville's first contemporary arts center, announces its 2014-15 season, which runs September 12, 2014 - June 27, 2015. The season is bookended by premieres, beginning with two performances (September 12 & 13) of Tim Robbins' interpretation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, produced and acted by the company he founded and leads, The Actors' Gang, in the production's first U.S. engagement outside of the company's home theater in Los Angeles. OZ's 2014-15 program will conclude with the world premiere (June 18-20) of Memory Rings, the latest multi-media stage production from innovative New York City-based puppetry collective Phantom Limb Company. (more...)

MARAT/SADE to Open 7/19 at California Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

California Stage will open its highly anticipated production of Marat/Sade by Peter Weiss July 19th, 2014. Veteran Los Angeles director Kent Johnson dives into Weiss' avant garde masterwork to create the most outrageous musical spectacle of the season. (more...)

2014 FURY Factory Festival to Kick Off July 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

FoolsFURY, 'one of the brightest stars of the San Francisco experimental theater scene' (San Francisco Arts Monthly), is pleased to announce the program for the fifth FURY Factory festival of ensemble theater, July 6 - 20, 2014. (more...)

Janet Suzman, Doreen Mantle, Jack Klaff, Basil Appolis and More Set for Jermyn Street Theatre's 'South African Season'
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

This summer Jermyn Street Theatre presents a five-week season of theatre, featuring some of South Africa's most acclaimed playwrights and best-loved performers. The season will include major work by Athol Fugard and Reza de Wet, with performances by actors including Janet Suzman, Jack Klaff, Doreen Mantle and Basil Appollis. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater to Host GALA 2014 at Navy Pier, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) celebrates the enduring vitality of Chicago's Shakespeare with GALA 2014 on Monday, June 16 at its home on Navy Pier. (more...)

RING CYCLE PLAYS Set for Open-Air Theatre Season, 6-31 August
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2014

London's Free Open-Air Theatre Season 2014 continues with THE RING CYCLE PLAYS, devised by Phil Willmott and Mervyn Millar, and adapted from Richard Wagner's librettos by Lisa Kuma . Season: 6 - 31 August, Wednesday - Sunday: 6.00pm - 6.45pm THE RHINE GOLD; 7.00pm - 7.45pm THE VALKYRIE; 7.45pm - 8.30pm Break; 8.30pm - 9.15pm SIEGFRIED; 9.30pm - 10.15pm TWILIGHT OF THE GODS. Press Night: Friday 15 August from 6.00pm. (more...)

BalletX, Rosy Simas Danse & More Set for Dance Center's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago announces its 41st season of presenting diverse international, national and regional contemporary dance. Subscriptions and single tickets go on sale July 7 at The Dance Center, 312-369-8330 and online at (more...)

BWW Reviews: Poor Shadows Stages the Often Forgotten ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
by Jeff Davis - May 15, 2014

It's no secret that Antony and Cleopatra is one of Shakespeare's most neglected works. Despite its well-known characters (who doesn't know who Cleopatra was?), the play is rarely produced. In a program note, Poor Shadows of Elysium's Artistic Director, Kevin Gates, suggests that the play's decline in popularity stems from the gender politics of the Victorian Era. 'I've always seen this as Cleopatra's play,' says Gates. 'Peter Brook observed that many Victorian actors felt the same, and that's one reason why the play fell out of favor during the Victorian era. No actor worth his salt wanted to be upstaged by an actress.' Gates and Brook are both right. This is indeed Cleopatra's play, especially in Poor Shadow's current production. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: Encores! Offers a Rare Evening With IRMA LA DOUCE
by Michael Dale - May 10, 2014

Marguerite Monnot's music and Andre Popp's orchestrations provide a rare and succulent taste of 1950s Parisian authenticity. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Appear in Carnegie Hall's SPRING FOR MUSIC Festival, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

One of America's finest orchestra's will take the stage in one of its most fabled and historic halls when the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs the final concert of the 2014 Spring for Music Festival at Carnegie Hall in New York today, May 10, 2014. (more...)

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