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David Ives's THE METROMANIACS to Play Shakespeare Theatre Company Next MonthDavid Ives's THE METROMANIACS to Play Shakespeare Theatre Company Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Continuing the successful partnership between Artistic Director Michael Kahn and Venus in Fur playwright David Ives, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents The Metromaniacs, the third installment in Ives's series of rediscovered French comedy masterpieces. (more...)

Breaking News: LES MISERABLES Announces New Leads for Second Year on Broadway; Plus Tony Nominee Ramin Karimloo Extends!Breaking News: LES MISERABLES Announces New Leads for Second Year on Broadway; Plus Tony Nominee Ramin Karimloo Extends!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schonberg's LES MISERABLES will welcome several new cast members for its second year on Broadway beginning Tuesday, March 3 at The Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). (more...)

HOLLYWOOD AND BROADWAY to Premiere at Hudson Guild Theatre, Begin. 2/14HOLLYWOOD AND BROADWAY to Premiere at Hudson Guild Theatre, Begin. 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Fashion Designer to the Stars, Octavio Carlin in conjunction with a Multiple Award Winning Team brings you this world premiere comedy. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/30/2015 - BROOKLYNITE, THE NETHER, PHANTOM at 27 and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/30/2015 - BROOKLYNITE, THE NETHER, PHANTOM at 27 and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 30, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: BROOKLYNITE begins off-Broadway, THE NETHER starts at the Duke of York's in London, and PHANTOM marks 27 years on the Great White Way! (more...)

Verdi's MACBETH to Air as Part of GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 2/1Verdi's MACBETH to Air as Part of GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Giuseppe Verdi's adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth comes to THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met with an internationally renowned cast headed by Russian star soprano Anna Netrebko in her North American debut as the fatally ambitious Lady Macbeth. Serbian baritone Željko Lu?i? sings the title role; German bass René Pape is among his victims of his bloody rise to the throne as Banquo, and Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja sings the role of his heroic rival Macduff. (more...)

Seattle Center Creates Community Through New ProgramSeattle Center Creates Community Through New Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Did you know that Seattle Center accommodates unique interests and exceptional talents through a partnership program called Community Created Events (CCE)? This innovative initiative invites community organizations to hold events and exhibits at Seattle Center that involve members of our community in ways that provide joy, laughter, inspiration and enrichment for everyone. (more...)

UK Tour of English Touring Theatre & RSC's A MAD WORLD MY MASTERS Sets Full CastUK Tour of English Touring Theatre & RSC's A MAD WORLD MY MASTERS Sets Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Following a critically acclaimed run in Stratford in 2013, the Royal Shakespeare Company and English Touring Theatre's production of Thomas Middleton's A Mad World My Masters returns in 2015 for an eight venue national tour to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (26 - 28 February), Grand Theatre Blackpool (5 - 7 March), Theatre Royal Brighton (10 - 14 March), Malvern Theatres (24 - 28 March), Hall for Cornwall (31 March - 4 April), Theatre Royal Bath (7 - 11 April), Darlington Civic Theatre (14 - 18 April), and Cambridge Arts Theatre (21 - 25 April), before a limited run at the Barbican (29 April - 9 May). (more...)

Nicu's Spoon Presents RED NOSES, 4/8-19Nicu's Spoon Presents RED NOSES, 4/8-19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Nicu's Spoon is pleased to announce its production of RED NOSES by Olivier Award winning playwright Peter Barnes, directed by Stephanie Barton-Farcas. RED NOSES will play a two week limited engagement at The Secret Theater (4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101).Performances begin Wednesday, April 8th and continue through Sunday, April 19th.Opening night gala performance is Wednesday, April 8th at 8:00pm. Tickets are available at www.SpoonTheatre.org or by calling 866-811-4111 and range from $15-$25. (more...)

The Rainbow Theatre Project's Generation Q Staged Reading Series Continues 2/9The Rainbow Theatre Project's Generation Q Staged Reading Series Continues 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

The Rainbow Theatre Project is back to kick off the second-half of its sophomore season with the next installment of its successful Generation Q Staged Reading Series: Bryna Turner's How to Separate Your Soul from Your Body (in ten easy steps) and Steven Korbar's short play, A Quick Stop at the Florist. The reading takes place Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Source in Washington, D.C. (more...)

Nicu's Spoon to Present RED ROSES, Begin. 4/8Nicu's Spoon to Present RED ROSES, Begin. 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Nicu's Spoon has announced its production of RED NOSES by Olivier Award winning playwright Peter Barnes, directed by Stephanie Barton-Farcas. RED NOSES will play a two week limited engagement at The Secret Theater (4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101).Performances begin Wednesday, April 8th and continue through Sunday, April 19th.Opening night gala performance is Wednesday, April 8th at 8:00pm. Tickets are available at www.SpoonTheatre.org or by calling 866-811-4111 and range from $15-$25. (more...)

BabsonARTS' Spring 2015 Season to Feature Theater, Film, Dance & MoreBabsonARTS' Spring 2015 Season to Feature Theater, Film, Dance & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

BabsonARTS today announced their highly anticipated Spring 2015 Season, featuring events and exhibitions across the genres of dance, film, music, theater, and visual arts. Highlights include a visit from stage and screen actor Seth Gilliam (The Walking Dead, The Wire), two works by choreographer Doug Elkins, a screening of the film Underwater Dreams, a multimedia performance of Basetrack Live, and cabaret performance by Broadway favorite Jeremy Jordan (Bonnie & Clyde, Smash). For more information, visit babsonarts.org or call 781-239-5622. (more...)

RSC Now Accepting Submissions for Summer Open Air PerformancesRSC Now Accepting Submissions for Summer Open Air Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is offering amateur and semi-professional theatre groups, and schools and colleges the opportunity to put on a play by Shakespeare or his contemporaries at The Dell, the Company's open air performance space in Stratford-upon-Avon, on Saturdays and Sundays throughout summer 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/28/15- MACBETHSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/28/15- MACBETH
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2015

Today in 1982, Macbeth opened at the Circle in the Square Theatre, where it ran for 21 performances. Written by William Shakespeare, Macbeth is about a regicide and its aftermath. It is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy and is believed to have been written sometime between 1603 and 1607. The earliest account of a performance of what was probably Shakespeare's play is April 1611, when Simon Forman recorded seeing such a play at the Globe Theatre. (more...)

Shakespeare Uncovered Preview: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM with Hugh BonnevilleShakespeare Uncovered Preview: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM with Hugh Bonneville
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 28, 2015

Get ready Shakespeare lovers! Shakespeare Uncovered returns to PBS this Friday, January 30th. Like the first series, the second celebrity-hosted installment will cover a wealth of information, including a look at some iconic performances, historical and biographical data, and new analysis by noted scholars and guests, all of which will open up six of Shakespeare's greatest plays. (more...)

Broadway's MATILDA to Offer Sensory Friendly Performance This WeekendBroadway's MATILDA to Offer Sensory Friendly Performance This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

On Sunday February 1 at 1:30 PM, Broadway's MATILDA THE MUSICAL, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and the Dodgers, will give an autism-friendly performance at the Shubert Theatre (235 West 44th Street) in collaboration with TDF's Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI). (more...)

DAMN YANKEES, THE LITTLE MERMAID & More Set for Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonDAMN YANKEES, THE LITTLE MERMAID & More Set for Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Cabrillo Music Theatre announces the 2015-2016 season of shows. Three shows new to Cabrillo and to the Civic Arts Plaza, and a returning classic last performed here in 1996, 'A Season for All Seasons' has a show for every season of the year, and all are crowd-pleasers that everyone will enjoy! All of Cabrillo's productions are locally produced, auditioned and rehearsed in Southern California, and performed exclusively at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. (more...)

UK's Critics' Circle Theatre Awards Are Announced - Mark Strong, Helen McCrory and More Among Winners!UK's Critics' Circle Theatre Awards Are Announced - Mark Strong, Helen McCrory and More Among Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

The Critics' Circle Theatre Awards 2014 were hosted today, Tuesday 27th January 2015, by its Chairman, Mark Shenton, at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London. (more...)

COLLISION Set for Playwrights on Park Reading Series, 2/3COLLISION Set for Playwrights on Park Reading Series, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Dustin Sullivan's play, Collision, will be the second staged reading featured in Playwrights on Park, Playhouse on Park's new reading series. This series is an exciting opportunity for emerging and established playwrights to bring the earliest incarnations of their plays directly to the Playhouse on Park audience. The staged reading will be held on Tuesday, February 3 at 7:30 PM. The cost is $5, general admission. There will be a talk back with the playwright and the cast immediately following the reading. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Cast of Steppenwolf's MARIE ANTOINETTEPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Cast of Steppenwolf's MARIE ANTOINETTE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues its 2014/15 Subscription Season with the Chicago premiere production of Marie Antoinette, a modern, witty portrayal of the young queen of France by David Adjmi and directed by Robert O'Hara. The cast features ensemble members Alana Arenas as Marie Antoinette, Tim Hopper as her husband Louis XVI and Alan Wilder as Sheep. Ericka Ratcliff takes on the role of Yolande de Polignac and Mrs. Sauce replacing previously announced ensemble member Ora Jones who had an artistic scheduling conflict. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Inspire Creative's WIZARD OF OZ a Familiar Trip Down the Yellow Brick RoadBWW Reviews: Inspire Creative's WIZARD OF OZ a Familiar Trip Down the Yellow Brick Road
by Christi Esterle - Jan 26, 2015

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