Royal Shakespeare Company News

Cast Announced for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL at Finborough TheatreCast Announced for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL at Finborough Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

Full casting is announced today for the UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice. Josh Seymour directs Joseph Alessi (Mr Zero), Kate Milner-Evans (Mrs Zero), Joanna Kirkland (Daisy Dorothea Devore) and Edd Campbell Bird (Shrdlu), with James Dinsmore (Mr One and as cast), Helen Walsh (Mrs One and as cast), George Rae (Mr Two and as cast), and Sue Appleby (Mrs Two and as cast). The production opens at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday 28 September 2016 (Press Nights: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Mikayla Petrilla to Lead GYPSY for Phoenix ProductionsMikayla Petrilla to Lead GYPSY for Phoenix Productions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Mikayla Petrilla will be playing a principal role in Phoenix Productions' upcoming September revival of GYPSY. This show will take place at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank for a two-weekend run beginning September 16th. (more...)

TWEED TheaterWorks to Present MARAT/SADE to Benefit The Actors FundTWEED TheaterWorks to Present MARAT/SADE to Benefit The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Some of the most important playwrights and performers in avant-garde theater present staged readings of new works in progress at the intimate, ultimate downtown theatrical event: Writers Block 2016 presented by Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project to showcase the vision of contemporary writers, performers and artists, many of whom got their start in the nightclubs, seminal performance spaces, and theaters in the EV/LES. (more...)

Carmen Cusack and John Lloyd Young Join The Cast of FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE at The WallisCarmen Cusack and John Lloyd Young Join The Cast of FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE at The Wallis
by Nora Dominick - Aug 26, 2016

Revolutionizing the live musical theater experience, the acclaimed company For The Record makes its triumphant return to Los Angeles in a new production, For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem. This new show will bring the legendary filmmaker's soundtracks to life in a new generation cabaret from September 21 through October 16 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem is co-produced by The Wallis and Ad Astra Live, and is made possible by the generous support of David C. Bohnett. (more...)


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Bay Area Cabaret Presents West Coast Debut of Carmen CusackBay Area Cabaret Presents West Coast Debut of Carmen Cusack
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Bay Area Cabaret kicks off the new year presenting the West Coast concert debut of chanteuse Carmen Cusack as part of the 2016-17 season at the Venetian Room in the Fairmont Hotel (950 Mason Street) on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 5 p.m.  (more...)

OTHELLO, Starring Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo, Sets Dates at NYTWOTHELLO, Starring Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo, Sets Dates at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced performance and ticket on-sale dates for OTHELLO, directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold (Fun Home). OTHELLO will begin previews on Tuesday, November 22and open on Monday, December 12 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003) for a limited run through Wednesday, January 18, 2017. (more...)

Arts Alliance Illinois Names Claire Rice as Executive DirectorArts Alliance Illinois Names Claire Rice as Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Claire Rice, a nationally-recognized leader with expertise in the areas of arts policy, data-informed decision-making, and organizational design, has been named Executive Director of Arts Alliance Illinois. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/19; Signature's JELLY'S LAST JAM, BILLY ELLIOT in Israel and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/19; Signature's JELLY'S LAST JAM, BILLY ELLIOT in Israel and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 19, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Milwaukee, Israel and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM, ARCADIA in Milwaukee, and BILLY ELLIOT in Israel, just to name a few. (more...)

Peter Brook to Bring the Mahabharata to BAM in BATTLEFIELD This FallPeter Brook to Bring the Mahabharata to BAM in BATTLEFIELD This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

With Battlefield, Peter Brook and his internationally renowned team -- Marie-Helene Estienne and Jean-Claude Carriere -- revisit the great Indian epic the Mahabharata 30 years after Brook's legendary production captivated the theater world-and inaugurated the BAM Majestic Theater (now the BAM Harvey Theater). (more...)

Ladies of THE ACTRESS Get Costume Fittings From Playwright Carrie RobbinsLadies of THE ACTRESS Get Costume Fittings From Playwright Carrie Robbins
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Dana Smith-Croll of The Actors Company Theatre & Jenne Vath (NYInnovative Theatre Award Nomination) join Mikel Sarah Lambert, former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Drama Desk nominee for the Mint Theatre's revival of D.H. Lawrence's The Daughter-in-Law, in THE ACTRESS, a new one act play by Carrie Robbins, to be presented at the Hudson Guild Theater on August 22, 24 & 27, 2016.  THE ACTRESS is directed by Paul Dobie and will be part of Thespis Productions 2016 Summerfest Theater Festival.  Days of the Giants LLC will co-produce. (more...)

BWW Review: A True King Rises with KING LEAR at Elements TheatreBWW Review: A True King Rises with KING LEAR at Elements Theatre
by Kristen Morale - Aug 17, 2016

The truth be told, I have neither read nor seen performed Shakespeare's King Lear, and was therefore as unfamiliar with the plot and its characters as basically anyone can possibly be; I suppose it wasn't mandatory reading when I went to school, for what reason I cannot possibly imagine. Although, I have always loved a good play or musical with traces of a tragic story at its core - a plot that is both trying on the actors and audience and therefore simply beautiful in how you are compelled to react to something with so much depth and significance. Having just seen King Lear at the Elements Theatre Company, not only was I introduced to a new theater in addition to a play I always wished to learn more about, but in such a way that created both a wonderful first impression of and precedent for this - nay, any - future Shakespearean production I plan to see. Even though this show is one of the more tragic ones you are ever bound to see, it really is a true king of a performance to behold. (more...)

Melissa Errico-Led FINIAN'S RAINBOW Headlines Irish Rep's 2016 SeasonMelissa Errico-Led FINIAN'S RAINBOW Headlines Irish Rep's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced its Fall 2016 Season. On the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage will be FINIAN'S RAINBOW, adapted and directed by Irish Rep Artistic Director Charlotte Moore, and starring Melissa Errico ('Billions', Encores! Do I Hear A Waltz?), who will reprise her role from the acclaimed 2004 production. (more...)

KENNY MORGAN to Return to the Arcola with Original CastKENNY MORGAN to Return to the Arcola with Original Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Arcola Theatre's production of Kenny Morgan will return for just four weeks this September after a sold-out premiere earlier this year. This critically-acclaimed new play is the latest drama by Mike Poulton (Tony nominated for his Broadway versions of Fortune's Fool, Wolf Hall, and Bring up The Bodies). (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with COUNTING STARSPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with COUNTING STARS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

BroadwayWorld has your first look at Counting Stars in rehearsals! (more...)

New American Play THE GREAT DIVIDE to Debut at Finborough TheatreNew American Play THE GREAT DIVIDE to Debut at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The world premiere of the award-winning new play The Great Divide by acclaimed new American playwright Alix Sobler runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 4 September 2016 (Press Night: Monday, 5 September 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Full Cast Set for THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS, Featuring Steven Epp at Theatre for a New AudienceFull Cast Set for THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS, Featuring Steven Epp at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director, Theatre for a New Audience, announces the complete cast for the New York premiere of The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, the first play in its four-production 2016-2017 Season at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

Save Up to 40% on Tickets to Roundabout's THE CHERRY ORCHARD Starring Diane LaneSave Up to 40% on Tickets to Roundabout's THE CHERRY ORCHARD Starring Diane Lane
by Contests - Broadway - Aug 16, 2016

Save up to 40% on tickets to THE CHERRY ORCHARD! Academy Award Nominee® Diane Lane stars in a new adaptation of Chekhov's masterpiece from the Tony®-winning writer of The Humans. The story of Lyubov Ranevskaya (Academy Award® nominee Diane Lane) and her family's return to their fabled orchard to forestall its foreclosure, The Cherry Orchard captures a people-and a world-in transition, and presents us with a picture of humanity in all its glorious folly. First produced in Moscow in 1904, The Cherry Orchard still stands as one of the great plays of the modern era. By turns tragic and funny, Roundabout's new adaptation promises to breathe fresh life into this towering tale. (more...)

Starry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's HistoryStarry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

War Paint has become the most successful musical in Goodman Theatre's history, extended (for a second and final time) through August 21. (more...)

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