Shakespeare & Company News

The Lake Effect Fringe Festival Kicks Off 5th SeasonThe Lake Effect Fringe Festival Kicks Off 5th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

The Lake Effect Fringe Festival kicks off its 5th season of bringing new theatre to West Michigan all through the month of February on Wednesday, February 1 and 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm with a performance by Shadblow Theatre, reprising their production of Anatomy of Gray, by Jim Leonard. A coming of age story that is relatable to all. Its themes of community, family, questioning faith, fear of the unknown, acceptance, and love speak to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The play's ensemble driven story-telling, sometimes delightful and sometimes devastating emotional depth, as well as its often presentational style allows this play to truly connect to its audiences. The story follows fifteen-year-old June Muldoon, her mother, the colorful townsfolk of Gray, Indiana, and the mysterious doctor who crash lands in the center of the "most boring town in the world." Seeking to raise questions about what it means to be a part of this incredibly diverse world, the heart of this play touches on themes relevant to all. Fast-paced clever staging, beautiful lyrical narration, and a small but talented nine person ensemble, this play offers a compelling story in an immersive setting that is sure to offer a lot of laughs and a few tears.  (more...)

BabsonARTS Announces Spring ProgrammingBabsonARTS Announces Spring Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

BabsonARTS announces its roster of programming for the winter and spring of 2017, including a world premiere play, a number of esteemed guest artists, and a range of visual and performing arts events.  All events take place on the campus of Babson College, 231 Forest Street in Wellesley, MA, and are open to the public. (more...)

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting for Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is announced today. Joining Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, who play husband and wife Martin and Stevie in Ian Rickson's production, will be Jason Hughes as Martin's oldest friend Ross and Archie Madekwe as their son Billy. (more...)

Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for ONE LOVE: THE BOB MARLEY MUSICALFull Cast and Creative Team Announced for ONE LOVE: THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting has been announced for One Love: The Bob Marley Musical which premieres at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in March.  (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Make its Premiere in San Jose!MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Make its Premiere in San Jose!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, is coming to San Jose as part of Broadway San Jose's 2016-17 season. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, the first national tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL will be coming to The Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden, San Jose) March 7-12, 2017.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HENRY VI: THE WARS OF THE ROSES, PART 2 at Cincinnati ShakespearePhoto Flash: First Look at HENRY VI: THE WARS OF THE ROSES, PART 2 at Cincinnati Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season and concludes its multi-year history cycle with Henry VI: The Wars of the Roses, Part 2 and Richard III, by William Shakespeare. This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips. This production features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members including Darnell Pierre Benjamin at King Henry VI, Kelly Mengelkoch as Queen Margaret, and Billy Chace as King Richard III. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Reduced Shakespeare Company's New Show 'LONG LOST FIRST PLAY' to Embark on UK TourReduced Shakespeare Company's New Show 'LONG LOST FIRST PLAY' to Embark on UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Following its world premiere season at the Edinburgh Festival and a run at the renowned Folger Shakespeare Library, the brand new show from the Reduced Shakespeare Company embarks on its debut UK tour of 50 venues plus a week at Wilton's Music Hall in London. (more...)

Excerpts of Broadway-Bound OSLO Set for 'Works & Process' Series at GuggenheimExcerpts of Broadway-Bound OSLO Set for 'Works & Process' Series at Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

On Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with Oslo playwright J.T. Rogers and director Bartlett Sher prior to the play's Broadway premiere. Excerpts from the play will be performed by members of the cast. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for Eric Ulloa's Sandy Hook Play 26 PEBBLES in DaytonCast, Creative Team Set for Eric Ulloa's Sandy Hook Play 26 PEBBLES in Dayton
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Human Race Theatre Company gives voice to an entire town of people who first witnessed unimaginable heartbreak, then suffered through emotional pain and unanswered questions before learning how to move forward with Eric Ulloa's new play, 26 Pebbles. (more...)

Natalie Casey to Tap Away in West End's STEPPING OUT This SpringNatalie Casey to Tap Away in West End's STEPPING OUT This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Natalie Casey will join the previously announced Amanda Holden, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson in heart-warming comedy Stepping Out when it opens in London this Spring. (more...)

Brush Up Your Shakespeare and Get Ready to Laugh with The Improvised Shakespeare CompanyBrush Up Your Shakespeare and Get Ready to Laugh with The Improvised Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very eyes! (more...)

VIDEO: New Rehearsal Video of JONAH AND OTTO Debuts Today!VIDEO: New Rehearsal Video of JONAH AND OTTO Debuts Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

A new video offering a sneak peek into the first week of rehearsals for the New York premiere of JONAH AND OTTO, made its debut today on YouTube. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for GREASE Starring Tom Parker and Danielle HopeFull Casting Announced for GREASE Starring Tom Parker and Danielle Hope
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Grease is the word! Full casting is announced for the hit 70s musical, which returns this year to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Monday 27 November - Saturday 2 December. (more...)

Go Over the Rainbow with THE WIZARD OZ at Children's Theatre of CincinnatiGo Over the Rainbow with THE WIZARD OZ at Children's Theatre of Cincinnati
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Click your heels three times and follow the yellow brick road to the Taft Theatre this February to experience the magical adventures of Dorothy and her friends when The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati presents the classic musical THE WIZARD OF OZ this February (February 11 - 19, 2017).  (more...)

 The 2017 FRIGID Festival Presents THE REFUGEE PLAYS The 2017 FRIGID Festival Presents THE REFUGEE PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The 2017 FRIGID Festival presents The Refugee Plays, five short plays by Charles Gershman, Penny Jackson, Callie Kimball, Carlos Castro, and Sean E. Cunningham that tell powerful stories of refugees today. Dan Dinero, Logan Reed, and Rachel Dart direct. Performances will be staged at The Kraine Theater, located at 85 E. 4th St. between 2nd Ave Bowery in NYC for five performances from February 16 - March 5, 2017. (more...)

Casting Announced for the Midwest Premiere AMERICAN HWANGAPCasting Announced for the Midwest Premiere AMERICAN HWANGAP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Halcyon Theatre and A-Squared Theatre are proud to announce casting for the Midwest Premiere of Lloyd Suh's American Hwangap-led by Jeff Award-winner Joseph Anthony Foronda. Helen Young is set to direct the co-production that runsFebruary 24 through April 1 at Halcyon Theatre located in residence at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3253 W. Wilson Avenue, on Chicago's north side.   (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

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Theatre Royal Bath Productions Announces Further Details For Its Spring 2017 SeasonTheatre Royal Bath Productions Announces Further Details For Its Spring 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Theatre Royal Bath Productions today announces further details for its Spring 2017 season which includes Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party and two UK premieres in The German Season at the Olivier Award-winning Ustinov Studio, Plastic and The Mentor. (more...)

Winter in Verona, Summer on Stage at Shakespeare at Notre DameWinter in Verona, Summer on Stage at Shakespeare at Notre Dame
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

"These violent delights have violent ends." (more...)

Actors From The London Stage Perform ROMEO AND JULIET This FebruaryActors From The London Stage Perform ROMEO AND JULIET This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS), a world-renowned Shakespeare touring company, will perform Romeo and Juliet at Notre Dame's Washington Hall on February 1, 2, and 3 at 7:30pm. (more...)

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