Shakespeare & Company News

Marti Pellow Returns in BLOOD BROTHERS Nov 3-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 01, 2014

West End star and multi-platinum selling artist Marti Pellow reprises his role of Narrator in Blood Brothers exclusively for Glasgow audiences, starring alongside Maureen Nolan as Mrs Johnstone, November 3-15. Performances are: Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm, Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Hold Gala Performance in Aid of BBC Children in Need, Nov. 4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 01, 2014

The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Roald Dahl's MATILDA the musical will hold a special Gala performance in aid of BBC Children in Need on Tuesday 4 November 2014. The evening will be hosted by BBC Radio 2's Sir Terry Wogan with a special appearance from the charity's mascot, Pudsey. BBC Radio 2 presenters and celebrities will be in attendance alongside members of the public. At least 50% of the proceeds from this performance will benefit the BBC Children in Need Appeal, and its work with disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. (more...)

Premiere Reading of BLUEBIRDS by Joe Brondo Set for John Drew Theater, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

The premiere reading of Bluebirds by Joe Brondo will be held as part of the John Drew Theater Lab (JDTLab) on Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30pm at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY. For more information, visit http://www.guildhall.org/events/?id=605&mode=id. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Elementary! Sherlock Holmes on His Way Back to the Broadway Stage?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has exclusively learned that Sherlock Holmes may be headed to the stage in the coming Broadway seasons. Tony Award Nominated producer Antonio R. Marion (Big Fish, Evita) is said to be sheparding the project that is currently in the developmental stages. The production is set to be a brand new version of the beloved stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that will be presented in the format of a play while a live orchestra underscores the drama and action. (more...)

Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath Autumn Announces Casting for 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath Autumn has announced casting for there 2014 season, including the three black comedies, including 'Play Strindberg,' 'The Father,' and 'Exit The King.' (more...)

Wilde Award Nominations Announced for 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Wilde Awards 2014 Ceremony will be taking place September 22nd and hosted by EncoreMichigan.com. (more...)

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Opens New Theatre in Baltimore
by Charles Shubow - Aug 25, 2014

Another new theatre space opens in the Baltimore/Washington area. (more...)

OSF to Stage Lisa Wolpe's SHAKESPEARE AND THE ALCHEMY OF GENDER, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) will welcome Lisa Wolpe, LA Women's Shakespeare Company artistic director and acclaimed Shakespearean drag king, to the Angus Bowmer Theatre on September 1 at 8 p.m. for OSF Presents: Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender. (more...)

The Welders to Present NOT ENUF LIFETIMES, Opening 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Welders-Washington's only playwrights' collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work-have launched their second production. Not Enuf Lifetimes, a new play by Caleen Sinnette Jennings, opens November 1, 2014 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Psalmayene 24 will direct. (more...)

WICKED's Katie Rose Clarke to Lead Oxford Shakespeare Master Class Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The Oxford Shakespeare Company will momentarily depart from Q&As with classical actors like Patrick Stewart, Fiona Shaw, Derek Jacobi and F Murray Abraham, to present acting students an opportunity to talk with Broadway musical star Katie Rose Clarke, who starred as Glinda in Wicked, Clara in Light in the Piazza, and Babe in The Pajama Game. (more...)

American Repertory Theatre and OBERON's Fall Season to Include POOL (NO WATER), SHIDA, and RUBY WAX: SANE NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) has announced fall programming at OBERON, featuring limited engagements of exciting work by groundbreaking artists. The lineup for October and November includes POOL (NO WATER) by Mark Ravenhill, created by One Year Lease Theater Company and directed by Ianthe Demos; SHIDA, a new musical in development, written and performed by Broadway powerhouse Jeannette Bayardelle and directed by Andy Sandberg; and RUBY WAX: SANE NEW WORLD, written and performed by the incomparable comedienne and actor Ruby Wax. (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Announces Casting for AS YOU LIKE IT September 18-October 18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Peter Huntley Productions and W14 Productions present AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare. Directed by Derek Bond. (more...)

American Theater Company's 30th Season to Open with Chicago Premieres from Anna Deavere Smith, Michael Milligan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

American Theater Company (ATC) kicks off its 30th Anniversary season with two Chicago premieres exploring healthcare in America: Anna Deavere Smith's documentary Let Me Down Easy featuring ATC Ensemble Member Usman Ally, and Mercy Strain by Michael Milligan, top prize winner at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival. ATC's production is the first time Let Me Down Easy will be performed by an artist other than Deavere Smith. (more...)

THE KING'S SPEECH Coming to Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The King's Speech - the play from which the Oscar-winning movie that starred Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush was adapted - will tour the UK in 2015. (more...)

Four Adorable Little Ladies Join Cast of Broadway's MATILDA!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers today announced that Tori Feinstein, Eliza Holland Madore, Brooklyn Shuck, and Fina Strazza have joined the Broadway company of Matilda the Musical and will begin performances in the title role over the course of the next few weeks. (more...)

Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne and More Set for OUR TOWN at the Almeida Theatre - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Casting is announced for Our Town at the Almeida Theatre. Award-winning US actor-director David Cromer will direct and perform in this intimate version of Thornton Wilder's iconic American play. The cast will also include Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne, Sidney Cole, Kate Dickie, Laura Elsworthy, Anna Francolini, Matthew Jacobs-Morgan, Daniel Kendrick, Simon Lennon, Jessica Lester, Richard Lumsden, Annette McLaughlin, Christopher Staines, Rhashan Stoneand David Walmsley. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Open 40th Season with THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the second-ever production of The Commons of Pensacola by Amanda Peet, directed by Robin Witt. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from September 12 - October 19, 2014. The press performance is Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 2:30 pm. (more...)

Cohesion Theatre Company's Launch Party Set for 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Cohesion Theatre Company, a new collaboration-based Baltimore theater group, will host a launch party and fundraiser to introduce its inaugural season line-up at Gallery 788 in Hampden at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. (more...)

Tickets to Commonwealth Shakespeare's SHAKESPEARE AT FENWAY On Sale this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) will celebrate its 20th year with a 'home run' gift to the City of Boston on September 19, 2014 (7:30pm), - Shakespeare at Fenway. This is a first-ever event of this kind to be presented at a major league ballpark. (more...)

Unicorn Theatre to Present HANDS ON A HARDBODY, 9/3-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Hands on a Hardbody is a new rock musical about 10 Texans whose new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end and armed with nothing but hope and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In this hard-fought contest, only one winner can drive away with the American dream. (more...)

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