Shakespeare & Company News

Didy Weldman to Present UMANOOVE in THE HAPPINESS PROJECT at The PlaceDidy Weldman to Present UMANOOVE in THE HAPPINESS PROJECT at The Place
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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Darryl Maximilian Robinson to Appear in Elate's NIGHT OF JANUARY 16THDarryl Maximilian Robinson to Appear in Elate's NIGHT OF JANUARY 16TH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Veteran stage actor and play director Darryl Maximilian Robinson, who received a 2015 / 2016 Elate Season Ticket Holder Award Nomination as Best Actor for his performance as the debonair, but aging, leading man Ernest in Tad Mosel's "Impromptu" as part of the Elate staging of four one-acts entitled "Just 4 Fun," returns to the stage of the Lincoln Stegman Theatre of North Hollywood to play District Attorney Flint, a prosecutor deeply involved in the case of "The People of The State of New York vs. Karen Andre" in The Emmanuel Lutheran Actors Theatre Ensemble - ELATE revival of Russian-American author and playwright Ayn Rand's 1935 classic Broadway courtroom drama "Night Of January 16th." (more...)

Circolombia in Association with Underbelly Presents ACELERECircolombia in Association with Underbelly Presents ACELERE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Circolombia delivers guts, grace and gusto, direct from Bogota to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time. Celebrating Colombia's rich diversity with voices, dance and spectacular raw, infectious energy - Acelere is no ordinary circus! (more...)

Madeleine Haynes, Lola Moxom, and Ruby Stokes to Star in West End Production of ANNIEMadeleine Haynes, Lola Moxom, and Ruby Stokes to Star in West End Production of ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Rehearsals began today (24 April 2017) for the West End production of Annie at the Piccadilly Theatre. Joining the previously announced Miranda Hart who will play Miss Hannigan are Alex Bourne as Daddy Warbucks, Holly Dale Spencer as Grace Farrell, Jonny Fines as Rooster and Djalenga Scott as Lily. (more...)

Adirondack Shakespeare Co Season Includes Gender-Swapped MACBETH, All New CYMBELINE, and MoreAdirondack Shakespeare Co Season Includes Gender-Swapped MACBETH, All New CYMBELINE, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Adirondack Shakespeare Company opens its Spring Repertory Season to the public on Friday, April 28th at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake with a new production of Macbeth, the famous tragedy of the Scottish King.  (more...)

Racial & Sexual Tensions Ignite in Theatre Exile's Premiere of BUZZERRacial & Sexual Tensions Ignite in Theatre Exile's Premiere of BUZZER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

After a sold-out run for Lost Girls, Theatre Exile closes their 20th anniversary season with Buzzer by Tracey Scott Wilson. Gentrification comes to a head as the thought-provoking social drama fans the flames of love, race, class and privilege. (more...)

Seattle Center's 2017 Summer Lineup Packed with Fun, Festive and Free ActivitiesSeattle Center's 2017 Summer Lineup Packed with Fun, Festive and Free Activities
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Summer starts soon at Seattle Center. Northwest Folklife Festival, with Seattle Center Festal as its cultural focus in 2017, marks the true beginning of the season, which continues through the warm summer days and nights of September. (more...)

HAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANAHAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Theatre for a New Audience presents the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days, beginning this Sunday, April 23. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

Billy Porter to Bring BROADWAY AND SOUL, Lead Master Class at Kean UniversityBilly Porter to Bring BROADWAY AND SOUL, Lead Master Class at Kean University
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter will be teaching a master class to students from Kean University's Theatre Conservatory on Thursday, April 27. It is his way of paying it forward to the next generation of stage performers. (more...)

Summer Stages Maine:  A Sampling of Best PicksSummer Stages Maine: A Sampling of Best Picks
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Apr 20, 2017

There are plenty of reasons to make Maine your summer destination: the breathtaking coastline, beautiful beaches, pristine trails to hike, waterways to sail, and wildlife to observe. But Maine also has a long history of being home to respected summer theatres, and in recent seasons the wealth of performance offerings has not only increased in number, but also in quality. Maine can proudly say that it boasts some of the finest regional theatre companies in the country. Here are my editorial picks among the many possibilities for theatre-lovers. (more...)

Stephanie Trudeau to Sing Chavela Vargas in 'THINK OF ME' at PangeaStephanie Trudeau to Sing Chavela Vargas in 'THINK OF ME' at Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Trudeau will unveil the piece May 15 at Pangea Supper Club, 178 Second Ave. (East Village), accompanied by her arranger, David Lahm on piano and by Ben Lapidus on guitar and percussion. (more...)

National Black Theatre Closes Season with the Provocative KILL MOVE PARADISENational Black Theatre Closes Season with the Provocative KILL MOVE PARADISE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Ryan Jamaal Swain, Donnell E. Smith, Clinton Lowe and Sidiki Fofana will star in the award-winning playwright James Ijames' "Kill Move Paradise," opening at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) this spring. The world premiere production is also the New York City debut of Ijames, a Whiting Award winner. Saheem Ali ("Nollywood," "The Booty Call," and "The Erlkings") will direct. The provocative production closes the historic theater's 48th season, "In Pursuit of Black Joy," and runs from May 31 through June 25. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Shakespeare & Company Announces 2017 Summer Performance SeasonPhoto Coverage: Shakespeare & Company Announces 2017 Summer Performance Season
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 19, 2017

Shakespeare & Company's newly appointed Artistic Director Allyn Burrows announced the famed (and largest) Shakespeare Festivals in the country lineup for the 2017 Berkshire summer season at at a press event at Chez Josephine  in New York City and BroadwayWorld was there.  This season includes three Shakespeare plays: Cymbeline, The Tempest, and A Midsummer Night's Dream; plus two Edith Wharton comedies, Roman Fever and the newly adapted The Fullness of Life. Additional titles include the Obie Award winning 4,000 Miles by Amy Herzog; New York Drama Critics Circle and the Outer Critics Circle Recipient, Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage; and Tony Award Winner, God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Greg Hicks-Led RICHARD III at the Arcola TheatreFull Cast Announced for Greg Hicks-Led RICHARD III at the Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The full cast is announced for Arcola's thrilling new production of William Shakespeare's RICHARD III, starring RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks and directed by Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen, opening 11 May 2017. (more...)

The Public and the National to Bring Trump's Cabinet Hearings to the Stage in ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN?The Public and the National to Bring Trump's Cabinet Hearings to the Stage in ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

New York's Public Theater and London's National Theatre announced today that a special one-night-only public staged reading of ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN? Scenes from the Senate Confirmation Hearings of President Trump's Cabinet will take place on Thursday, May 11 at 8:00 p.m. at Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Cast Complete for Reading of Romeo & Juliet Prequel LADY CAPULET in NYCCast Complete for Reading of Romeo & Juliet Prequel LADY CAPULET in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The 29th Street Playwrights Collective has announced full casting of the Shakespeare-inspired LADY CAPULET, a prequel to Romeo and Juliet, which will be presented as a staged reading as part of their New Works Series on Monday, May 1, at 7pm, at the Bernie Wohl Center. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Presents BECKETT IN BRIEFCommonwealth Shakespeare Company Presents BECKETT IN BRIEF
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, presents BECKETT IN BRIEF - Rough for Radio II • The Old Tune • Krapp's Last Tape, directed by James Seymour, featuring Will Lyman, Ken Baltin and Ashley Risteen. (more...)

Ethel Friend Premieres Original OperaEthel Friend Premieres Original Opera
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Ethelyn Friend, whose solo show 'Songs My Grandmothers Taught Me' was listed as one of the top ten shows of the decade 2000-2010 by The Daily Camera, brings a new music-theatre performance to Colorado audiences, joined by an ensemble of 5 actors. (more...)

National Portrait Gallery Announces Shortlist for BP Portrait Award 2017National Portrait Gallery Announces Shortlist for BP Portrait Award 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Three artists have been shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2017 at the National Portrait Gallery, London, which will be presented on 20 June 2017, it was announced today, Wednesday 19 April 2017. The shortlisted portraits, all featuring female sitters, were selected from 2580 entries from 87 countries, submitted for judging by a panel which included broadcaster Kirsty Wark and artist Michael Landy. (more...)

Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Simon Russell Beale Among Lineup for London Theatre Company's Season at the Bridge TheatreRory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Simon Russell Beale Among Lineup for London Theatre Company's Season at the Bridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

London Theatre Company announces the first productions at its new Bridge Theatre, which opens this October on the river by Tower Bridge and City Hall. (more...)

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