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New Ballet TREE OF CODES to Make U.S. Premiere at Park Avenue Armory This FallNew Ballet TREE OF CODES to Make U.S. Premiere at Park Avenue Armory This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

A major new and immersive contemporary ballet -- collaboratively imagined by choreographer Wayne McGregor, visual artist Olafur Eliasson, and award-winning producer/composer Jamie xx -- makes its U.S. premiere at Park Avenue Armory this September. (more...)

Sinead Cusack to Star in SPLENDOUR at the Donmar WarehouseSinead Cusack to Star in SPLENDOUR at the Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

The Daily Mail reports that Sinead Cusack will return to the Donmar Warehouse for Abi Morgan's SPLENDOUR, directed by Robert Hastie. (more...)

Marin Shakespeare Company's 2015 Summer Season to Feature CYMBELINE & MoreMarin Shakespeare Company's 2015 Summer Season to Feature CYMBELINE & More
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Marin Shakespeare Company, Marin County's professional, awarding-winning outdoor summer Shakespeare festival, announces its 2015 season featuring 'Cymbeline,' a new adaptation of 'Don Quixote' and Shakespeare's masterpiece, 'Richard III.' (more...)

Cast Announced for ALPHA BETA at Finborough TheatreCast Announced for ALPHA BETA at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

The first major revival of Ted Whitehead's Alpha Beta since 1972, directed by Unicorn Theatre Artistic Director Purni Morell, opens at the Finborough Theatre for a five week season on Thursday, 18 June, 2015 (Press Nights: Tuesday 23, June and Wednesday, 24 June at 7.30pm) (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stephen Wight and More at Press Night of MCQUEENSTAGE TUBE: Stephen Wight and More at Press Night of MCQUEEN
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2015

Award-winning actor Stephen Wight takes on the title role of Lee McQueen and Dianna Agron will play Dahlia in the world premiere of James Phillips's play McQUEEN directed by John Caird, which will run at St. James Theatre from 12 May to 27 June, with press nights on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 May.  The play will also star Tracy-Ann Oberman as Isabella Blow, Laura Rees as Arabella, and David Shaw-Parker as John Hitchcock, along with Sophie Apollonia, Amber Doyle, George Hill, Eloise Hymas, Jordan Kennedy, Rachel Louisa Maybank, James Revell and Carrie Willis.  Check out behind the scenes interviews and more! (more...)

Christopher Plummer Will Present Helen Mirren with The Shakespeare Medal Next MonthChristopher Plummer Will Present Helen Mirren with The Shakespeare Medal Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

On June 1 from 6-8 pm, The Shakespeare Society will host their third annual Playing Shakespeare Celebration at The Players (16 Gramercy Park South). (more...)

Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Alan Jay Lerner (book & lyrics) and Frederick Loewe's (music) classic My Fair Lady. The production will be directed by Marc Bruni, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Ben Whiteley. (more...)

Door Shakespeare Sets Casting for 2015 SeasonDoor Shakespeare Sets Casting for 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

? Door Shakespeare has announced play selections and casting for the 2015 summer season. (more...)

Brian McCann to Lead Hedgerow Theatre's DON QUIXOTEBrian McCann to Lead Hedgerow Theatre's DON QUIXOTE
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

For Philadelphia-based actor Brian McCann, playing the title role in Hedgerow Theatre's production of Don Quixote, which runs through June 7, is the fulfillment of a long-held ambition to portray that character. The fact that he gets to live out that wish at the place where he started his career makes it even more special. (more...)

Gloucester Stage Launches 2015 Season With SWEET AND SADGloucester Stage Launches 2015 Season With SWEET AND SAD
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2015

Gloucester Stage kicks off the 36th season of producing professional theatre on Cape Ann with Richard Nelson's Sweet and Sad opening on May 28 and running through June 20 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (more...)

Roger Rees on Leave From THE VISIT; Tom Nelis Steps InRoger Rees on Leave From THE VISIT; Tom Nelis Steps In
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that Roger Rees is currently on leave from The Visit, and in his place, Tom Nelis is temporarily stepping in as Anton Schell. No word yet on the duration of the hiatus. Of note, the star has also been swapped out for Nelis on the show's official web site. According to audience member reports, Nelis is giving a stellar performance in the role opposite the legendary Chita Rivera. Keep checking BroadwayWorld as we learn more! (more...)

OKLAHOMA! Tour to Play Marlowe Theatre, CanterburyOKLAHOMA! Tour to Play Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

This new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comes from the producers of the highly successful tours of The King and I and Fiddler On The Roof. (more...)

Robert Powell to Lead KING CHARLES III UK Tour This AutumnRobert Powell to Lead KING CHARLES III UK Tour This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Robert Powell will take on the role of King Charles in the Almeida Theatre's Olivier Award-winning production of King Charles III, which will embark on a UK tour this autumn following sell-out runs at both the Almeida Theatre and in the West End. (more...)

MISS WILSON'S WATERLO Set for Finborough TheatreMISS WILSON'S WATERLO Set for Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Miss Wilson's Waterloo, a new play by Ellis Jones and Martin Wimbush, receives two afternoon staged readings at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday, 10 and Thursday, 11 June 2015 (performances at 3.00pm) to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. (more...)

Philip Franks, Olivia Hallinan, Leon Ockenden & Alastair Whatley to Lead 2015 FLARE PATH TourPhilip Franks, Olivia Hallinan, Leon Ockenden & Alastair Whatley to Lead 2015 FLARE PATH Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Philip Franks, Olivia Hallinan, Leon Ockenden and Alastair Whatley will head the cast of the 2015 national tour of Terence Rattigan's FLARE PATH, directed by Justin Audibert. Further casting is to be announced. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Opens Next MonthCincinnati Shakespeare Company's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company concludes its season with the premiere of the much anticipated and hilarious 'One Man, Two Guvnors' by Richard Bean based on 'The Servant of Two Masters' by Carlo Goldoni with songs by Grant Olding. 'One Man, Two Guvnors' promises to be a riotous bash of a production complete with a colorful cast of characters in a hysterical world of mistaken identities, love triangles, and live music not to be missed. This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips and features a large cast of Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members including Matthew Lewis Johnson, Justin McCombs and Caitlin McWethy joined on stage by a skiffle band of live musicians! The production design is generously sponsored by Thompson Hine and Matson Money. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance presents a magical, family-friendly, Louisiana bayou-inspired production of A Midsummer Night's Dream on the U of M's Mainstage from June 4-21. (more...)

THE DAISY THEATRE and More Set for Baryshnikov Arts Center's 10th Anniversary SeasonTHE DAISY THEATRE and More Set for Baryshnikov Arts Center's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

2015 marks Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC)'s first decade of providing a creative home for performing artists to develop and showcase work in New York City, where artistic director Mikhail Baryshnikov's vision for a performing arts center has become a thriving reality. (more...)

Chris Kayser to Lead CORIOLANUS at New American Shakespeare Tavern, 5/29-6/14Chris Kayser to Lead CORIOLANUS at New American Shakespeare Tavern, 5/29-6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The New American Shakespeare Tavern presents CORIOLANUS, running May 29-June 14, 2015. Directed by Drew Reeves, with Chris Kayser as Cominius. (more...)

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