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Goodspeed to Honor Tony Walton at 2015 RAZZLE DAZZLE Gala This JuneGoodspeed to Honor Tony Walton at 2015 RAZZLE DAZZLE Gala This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

?Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce that Tony, Emmy and Academy Award-winner Tony Walton will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. (more...)

Official: Alec Baldwin & Laurie Metcalf to Lead ALL MY SONS in East Hampton This SummerOfficial: Alec Baldwin & Laurie Metcalf to Lead ALL MY SONS in East Hampton This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton presents Arthur Miller's award-winning American classic All My Sons starring Alec Baldwin and Laurie Metcalf and directed by Stephen Hamilton. The play will run Tuesdays through Sundays, June 9-28 and is produced by Guild Hall in association with Roy Furman and Ellen Myers. (more...)

WICA to Present First-Ever ONE ACT FEST NORTHWEST, Featuring BLACK COMEDY and More, 4/10-19WICA to Present First-Ever ONE ACT FEST NORTHWEST, Featuring BLACK COMEDY and More, 4/10-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

?Whidbey Island Center for the Arts steps into the realm of one-act plays with its first ever 'One Act Fest Northwest,' featuring British playwright Peter Shaffer's 'Black Comedy.' The comedy will be the highlight of a festival that will also showcase a handful of published and original one-act plays. The festival is set for April 10 to 19, 2015. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Sets Directors for 54th SeasonUtah Shakespeare Festival Sets Directors for 54th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Nine highly-talented directors from across the country are already knee-deep in costume designs, scenery sketches, and play scripts as they prepare to create the transformative stories of their plays for the 54th season of the Utah Shakespeare Festival June 25 to October 31. (more...)

HFAC's 10th Season to Include INTO THE WOODS, FOOTLOOSE & MoreHFAC's 10th Season to Include INTO THE WOODS, FOOTLOOSE & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

'What's wrong with this picture?' is the playful theme and question attached to each show in Houston Family Arts Center's (HFAC) 2015-2016 season. Entering its 10th mainstage season, HFAC orchestrated a line-up of all-encompassing shows that highlight the theatre's award-winning musical expertise, all while enveloping theatre experiences full of odd, zany, mystical and dramatic turmoil audiences love. (more...)

Blackbird Theatre Announces Premiere of MYTH MusicalBlackbird Theatre Announces Premiere of MYTH Musical
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 4, 2015

?After four critically acclaimed seasons, Nashville's Blackbird Theater will produce what company founders call their 'magnum opus,' the new musical Myth, set for a world premiere run July 16-26. (more...)

Eric Hissom, Grace Gonglewski & More to Star in Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEEric Hissom, Grace Gonglewski & More to Star in Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the Washington, D.C. premiere of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. (more...)

BWW Preview: Spinning Tree Theatre Announces 2015 - 2016 SeasonBWW Preview: Spinning Tree Theatre Announces 2015 - 2016 Season
by Steve Wilson - Feb 19, 2015

Spinning Tree Theatre in Kansas City announced their 2015-2016 season schedule, which includes two plays and two musicals. The season will premiere Spinning Trees first dance musical. Venues and dates for the 2015-2016 season are to be announced later. The production company is currently searching for a permanent home, after four years of renting venues in the Kansas City area. (more...)

CCPA to Present AN EVENING OF FARCES, 2/13-15CCPA to Present AN EVENING OF FARCES, 2/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

City Circle Acting Company of will present a double-bill of British comedies February 13-15 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. The program consists of Tom Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound and Peter Shaffer's Black Comedy. Performances of An Evening of Farces are Friday, February 13 and Saturday, February 14 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, February 15 at 2pm. (more...)

WICA's First Annual ONE ACT FEST NW Seeks Submissions; Deadline 2/16WICA's First Annual ONE ACT FEST NW Seeks Submissions; Deadline 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts announces its first annual One Act Fest NW. (more...)

Submissions Now Open for Adams Shakespeare Theatre's 2015 Farewell Art ExhibitSubmissions Now Open for Adams Shakespeare Theatre's 2015 Farewell Art Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

To celebrate and commemorate the final season in the historic Adams Shakespearean Theatre, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is sponsoring a juried exhibition of artistic depictions of this beloved and beautiful building. (more...)

British Actor David Ryall Has Died at 79British Actor David Ryall Has Died at 79
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2014

The theatre community lost one of our own on Christmas Day. Actor David Ryall, best recognized in America as Elphias Doge in Harry Potter, has died at age 79, according to reports. (more...)

Academy-Award Winning Film AMADEUS Among Reel 13's December LineupAcademy-Award Winning Film AMADEUS Among Reel 13's December Lineup
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Milos Forman's critically acclaimed film adaptation of Peter Shaffer's 1979 Broadway hit Amadeus transports viewers to the visually lavish and musical world of one of the most prolific composers of all time on Reel 13 in December. (more...)

Chichester's TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT Heads to the West End This Winter; Penelope Wilton to Reprise RoleChichester's TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT Heads to the West End This Winter; Penelope Wilton to Reprise Role
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Jonathan Church's world premiere production of Taken At Midnight, a new play by Mark Hayhurst, will run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited season previewing from January 15th. Returning to the West End after a five-year absence, Penelope Wilton reprises her role as Irmgard in this production which is currently enjoying a sold-out season in Chichester. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Handsome AMADEUS at ETCBWW Reviews: Handsome AMADEUS at ETC
by Don Grigware - Oct 20, 2014

Peter Shaffer's incredibly intriguing examination of the demise and death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at the hands of Court Composer Antonio Salieri in 1791 Vienna is at the core of Amadeus, which premiered in London in 1979, went on to win a Tony Award as Best Play of 1981 and also an Oscar for the reinvented film version in 1984. It is well reputed that Shaffer used artistic license in creating the play and movie as Mozart and Salieri were never official rivals/foes, but, yes or no, it certainly makes for divinely pleasant theatricality, now in a handsome revival at ETC in Santa Barbara through October 26. (more...)

BWW Review: Complexity and Extravagance in AMADEUSBWW Review: Complexity and Extravagance in AMADEUS
by Maggie Yates - Oct 15, 2014

Peter Shaffer's Amadeus is a dramatized account of the rivalry between Antonio Salieri, court composer of Vienna, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, musical prodigy and social embarrassment. (more...)

Chichester's NEVILLE'S ISLAND Begins Tonight in the West EndChichester's NEVILLE'S ISLAND Begins Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Jamie Hendry Productions presents the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of Neville's Island, which will run at the Duke of York's Theatre from today 10th October with opening night for press on 21st October 2014. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Remembering Marian SeldesTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Remembering Marian Seldes
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 9, 2014

Today we are shinning a solo spotlight on one of the most revered actors of our age in her death at the age of 86 earlier this week, Marian Seldes. (more...)

BWW Preview: AMADEUS Aspires to Create Work of Enduring SignificanceBWW Preview: AMADEUS Aspires to Create Work of Enduring Significance
by Maggie Yates - Oct 3, 2014

A play about music, the frustrations of a life in creativity, and the desire for social and artistic validation, Amadeus is a vibrant tale of two composers aspiring to achieve recognition for their work-and aspiring to create work of enduring significance. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Announces Worldwide Radio Broadcasts for Oct-Dec 2014NY Philharmonic Announces Worldwide Radio Broadcasts for Oct-Dec 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The October broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin - begins with Jeffrey Kahane conducting the New York Philharmonic in J.S. Bach's Concerto for Violin and Oboe, featuring Principal Associate Concertmaster Sheryl Staples (now the Orchestra's Acting Concertmaster) and Principal Oboe Liang Wang with Mr. Kahane leading from the harpsichord; Mozart's Symphony No. 33; and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, with Mr. Kahane conducting from the piano. (more...)

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