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David Tennant to Host New Hip Hop App for Royal Shakespeare CompanyDavid Tennant to Host New Hip Hop App for Royal Shakespeare Company
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company is hoping to narrow the gap between rap music and the Bard by teaming with Samsung on a new app titled 'RE: Shakespeare,' (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME, 10/2Boston Lyric Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Boston, MA — Giacomo Puccini's indelible characters, led by doomed lovers Mimì and Rodolfo, make a 120-year leap from the 1840s to the 1960s as Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres a new production of the much beloved, often-reinvented La Bohème.  Transitioning the story of mid-19thcentury Parisian bohemian artists to mid-20th century student artists on the brink of social change, thisBohème opens BLO's French-influenced 2015/2016 Season and runs October 2-11, 2015 at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre. (more...)

Curve Sets Full A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE CastCurve Sets Full A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Curve today announces the full cast for Tennessee Williams' seminal work A Streetcar Named Desire which opens Nikolai Foster's inaugural season as Artistic Director. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Starring Jim Broadbent, to Play Noel Coward Theatre This Holiday SeasonA CHRISTMAS CAROL, Starring Jim Broadbent, to Play Noel Coward Theatre This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Academy Award-winning actor Jim Broadbent makes his long-awaited return to the stage to play Scrooge in a new version of A Christmas Carol adapted by Patrick Barlow from Charles Dickens' classic story of greed, grief, ghoulish ghosts and eleventh-hour redemption. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Leon Ockenden, Olivia Hallinan, Philip Franks and More in UK Tour of FLARE PATHPhoto Flash: First Look at Leon Ockenden, Olivia Hallinan, Philip Franks and More in UK Tour of FLARE PATH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

The producers of the forthcoming UK tour of Terence Rattigan's FLARE PATH, directed by Justin Audibert, are delighted to announce the full cast, headed by the previously announced Leon Ockenden as Peter Kyle, Olivia Hallinan as Patricia Graham and Philip Franks as Squadron Leader Swanson. Check out a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Trailer for UK Tour of FLARE PATHSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Trailer for UK Tour of FLARE PATH
by Stage Tube - Sep 1, 2015

The producers of the forthcoming UK tour of Terence Rattigan's FLARE PATH, directed by Justin Audibert, are delighted to announce the full cast, headed by the previously announced Leon Ockenden as Peter Kyle, Olivia Hallinan as Patricia Graham and Philip Franks as Squadron Leader Swanson.  Check out a first look at the trailer below! (more...)

Mirror Stage Examines Race and Gender in 11th Season of FEED YOUR MIND, Starting This OctoberMirror Stage Examines Race and Gender in 11th Season of FEED YOUR MIND, Starting This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Sponsored in part by 4Culture, the 2015-16 season of Mirror Stage's popular FEED YOUR MIND staged reading series traces a path from Jamestown, Virginia in 1676 to Hampton, Virginia in 1945, with a detour through Hades and Ancient Greece, exploring questions of racial and gender equity. (more...)

Newnan Theatre Company's THE WIZARD OF OZ Begins 9/3Newnan Theatre Company's THE WIZARD OF OZ Begins 9/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

On August 15, 1939, 'The Wizard of Oz' premiered in Hollywood while 10,000 fans lined the streets. Two days later it opened to the public, and the film industry changed forever. Every generation since has loved this film. A few found it terrifying. But no one has forgotten it. (more...)

Arizona Theatre, Stray Cat to Present New Comedy SEX WITH STRANGERS This FallArizona Theatre, Stray Cat to Present New Comedy SEX WITH STRANGERS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Arizona Theatre Company, in a special collaboration with Stray Cat Theatre, will present Laura Eason's new comedy about the calculations people are making to find love or fame in an age of social media, brightly-lit phone screens and blogging. SEX WITH STRANGERS plays Sept. 24-Oct. 11 in Stage West at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe. (more...)

Photo Flash: More Production Shots of the Cast of West End's McQUEENPhoto Flash: More Production Shots of the Cast of West End's McQUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

McQUEEN, which received its world premiere in May at St. James Theatre, where it broke box office records, opens tonight, Thursday 27 August, in London's West End, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, for a strictly limited season until 7 November. (more...)

West End's McQUEEN to Open Tonight, August 27West End's McQUEEN to Open Tonight, August 27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

McQUEEN, which received its world premiere in May at St. James Theatre, where it broke box office records, opens tonight, Thursday 27 August, in London's West End, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, for a strictly limited season until 7 November. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Stage BUS STOP, 9/29-10/18Bristol Riverside Theatre to Stage BUS STOP, 9/29-10/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Bristol Riverside Theatre opens its 2015-2016 season with the classic romantic comedy Bus Stop by Pulitzer Prize-winner William Inge, running September 29-October 18.  Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the ensemble cast features Broadway veteran Mark Jacoby joined by Mike Boland, Linda Elizabeth, Barbara McCullough, Bruce Sabath, David Sitler, Grant Struble, and Jessica Wagner. (more...)

RSC Live to Bring OTHELLO to US Cinemas Next MonthRSC Live to Bring OTHELLO to US Cinemas Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Beginning September 23, the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's Othello will play in select movie houses across North America.  The production, which opened to rave reviews at the RSC's home in Stratford-upon-Avon, was filmed for "Live from Stratford-upon-Avon," the RSC program that screens the world's greatest classical theatre company from Shakespeare's home town around the world through a continued partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment.   (more...)

WAM Theatre Sets Cast for Final 2015 Fresh Takes ReadingWAM Theatre Sets Cast for Final 2015 Fresh Takes Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

WAM Theatre has announced the cast for the final offering in the 2015 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series, The Effect by Lucy Prebble, directed by Kristen van Ginhoven, co-founder and Artistic Director of WAM Theatre. This second year of Fresh Takes - contemporary plays written by women and focusing on the unique stories of women and girls - has proven as popular as the sold-out 2014 inaugural season with the first four readings selling out. This final reading is also expected to sell out so all ticket buyers are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. (more...)

Clod Ensemble Presents THE RED CHAIR At Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Sept 2015Clod Ensemble Presents THE RED CHAIR At Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Sept 2015
by Jenny Antill - Aug 26, 2015

Winner of an Argus Angel at Brighton Festival 2015, Sarah Cameron's towering solo performance is a delicious feast for the imagination performed in luscious Scottish dialect and served with tasty morsels and a musical score that rolls in like the mist off the mountains. (more...)

ARCTIC REQUIEM: THE STORY OF LUKE COLE AND KIVALINA to Play Z Below Theater, 10/23-11/15ARCTIC REQUIEM: THE STORY OF LUKE COLE AND KIVALINA to Play Z Below Theater, 10/23-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

BootStrap Theater Foundation is pleased to announce the world premiere of 'Arctic Requiem: The Story of Luke Cole and Kivalina' created by Sharmon J. Hilfinger and Joan McMillen, directed by Tracy Ward. This multifaceted theatrical production will run October 23 - November 15 at San Francisco's Z Below Theater 450 Florida Street with an Opening Night on Sunday, October 25, 5 p.m. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATIONShakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Next up on the Main Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present the New Jersey premiere of Bill Cain's Equivocation. When the Bard and his troupe of players receive a royal commission to dramatize the events surrounding the infamous Gunpowder Plot, the artist must confront the demons of his past, his present, and his obligations to the truth and artistic integrity. Equivocation was described in Variety as "one of the most bracingly intelligent, sizzlingly theatrical American plays in a decade." (more...)

MATILDA Has A Message For Revolting Children Everywhere!MATILDA Has A Message For Revolting Children Everywhere!
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2015

Yes, it's that time of year again. (more...)

William W. Adams to Bring THINKING LOCAL Plays to Ware Center, 9/4William W. Adams to Bring THINKING LOCAL Plays to Ware Center, 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Playwright and Director, William W. Adams,  demonstrates "Thinking Local" in every aspect of bringing his two one-act plays to life on the Ware Center stage on Friday, September 4 at 7:30 pm in downtown Lancaster. "Two to Move You" is two one act plays including "Bound" which reveals how three neighbors discover the common experiences that have unexpectedly bound them, and followed by "I'm Still Here" a one-woman drama featuring actor, Anne Meeder, telling the story of Julie Jennings' personal grit and survival after several life setbacks.  The Ware Center is located at 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster. (more...)

 Ben Power's A TENDER THING Receives Adelaide Premiere Ben Power's A TENDER THING Receives Adelaide Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2015

Shakespeare's works have been adapted in many ways through the centuries, including for modern stage audiences and for film and television. (more...)

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