Shakespeare & Company News

Marin Shakespeare Company to Present THE TAMING, 6/24-7/17Marin Shakespeare Company to Present THE TAMING, 6/24-7/17
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Marin Shakespeare Company, Marin County's professional and award-winning outdoor summer Shakespeare festival, opens its 2016 season with Bay Area playwright Lauren Gunderson's smart and funny 'The Taming.' (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team for THE BROTHERS SIZEMad Cow Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team for THE BROTHERS SIZE
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Mad Cow Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the haunting contemporary drama The Brothers Size, which will take the Zehngebot-Stonerock Theatre stage June 10, 2016 as the eighth production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 19. (more...)

FIRE ON BABYLON Workshop Set for 2016 Fresh Fruit Festival.FIRE ON BABYLON Workshop Set for 2016 Fresh Fruit Festival.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Paul Barnes, co-founder and former producing and artistic director of Minnesota's Great River Shakespeare Festival, directs a workshop production of Michael Raver's play, Fire on Babylon at The Wild Project as part of the 2016 Fresh Fruit Festival. The play features Jeffrey Hayenga (Roundabout's The Importance of Being Earnest) and playwright Raver (How We Built the Bomb) Set and Prop Design by Marc Wheeler, Costumes by Edward Ray Kiely and Lighting Design by Mike Billings. (more...)

Almeida to Broadcast Rupert Goold's RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, July 21Almeida to Broadcast Rupert Goold's RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, July 21
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Almeida will broadcast Artistic Director Rupert Goold's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, live to cinemas in the UK and around the world on 21 July. (more...)

Tennessee Shakespeare Company Receives Arts Midwest GrantTennessee Shakespeare Company Receives Arts Midwest Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

? Arts Midwest today announced $1 million in grants to 40 nonprofit, professional theater companies across 26 states, plus the District of Columbia, to perform the works of William Shakespeare for students through Shakespeare in American Communities. (more...)

Ken Stott, Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones in West End Productions of THE DRESSER and THE MISERKen Stott, Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones in West End Productions of THE DRESSER and THE MISER
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Director Sean Foley, who has recently enjoyed sell-out success adapting and directing The Painkiller in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season of Plays at the Garrick will, starting this autumn, under producer Mark Goucher, direct two new productions in the West End. (more...)

Mark Rylance, GREAT COMET & More Win Boston's Elliot Norton Awards!Mark Rylance, GREAT COMET & More Win Boston's Elliot Norton Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

More than 25 nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), with winners to be revealed at the 34th Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 7 PM, at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre. (more...)

Marin Shakespeare Company to Present THE TAMING, TWELFTH NIGHT and OTHELLO this SummerMarin Shakespeare Company to Present THE TAMING, TWELFTH NIGHT and OTHELLO this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Marin Shakespeare Company, Marin County's professional, and award-winning outdoor summer Shakespeare festival, announces its 2016 season - where nothing is what it seems and everyone's a fool for love.  (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 22Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 22
by Audition Roundup - May 22, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 22, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Aurora Theatre Company closes its 24th season with Athol Fugard's (Blood Knot, My Children! My Africa!) modern classic 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys. Former San Jose Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Timothy Near makes her Aurora directing debut with 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys, featuring L. Peter Callender (Breakfast With Mugabe,The Soldier's Tale and Permanent Collection), Adrian Roberts (Breakfast With Mugabe), and Andrew Humann (Shotgun Players, San Francisco Playhouse, Berkeley Playhouse). 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys plays June 17 through July 17 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Seattle Center Announces Summer ProgrammingSeattle Center Announces Summer Programming
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Visitors will find numerous ways to connect at Seattle Center this summer, with a packed calendar of daytime activities, family entertainment and spirited night life that will inspire one and all to return often between now and the end of summer. (more...)

BWW Seeks Editors in BostonBWW Seeks Editors in Boston
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com is currently seeking talented theater enthusiasts to help feature coverage in Seattle. (more...)

BAM Humanities to Present 'MEDEA & PHAEDRA' Performance, DialogueBAM Humanities to Present 'MEDEA & PHAEDRA' Performance, Dialogue
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

BAM Humanities presents MEDEA & PHAEDRA: Tragedies of Passion, Betrayal, and Revenge -- an evening of performance and dialogue featuring dramatic readings of scenes from Euripides' Medea and Seneca's Phaedra, followed by discussion about the relevance of these myths to contemporary society. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek. Deathtrap runs June 9 - August 14, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Shakespeare 400 Chicago to Present Tim Crouch's I, MALVOLIOShakespeare 400 Chicago to Present Tim Crouch's I, MALVOLIO
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

On the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) welcomes one of Britain's most innovative and respected theater makers, Tim Crouch, in his inventive one-man show I, Malvolio as part of the Shakespeare 400 Chicago festival line-up. Following the international success of Crouch's I, Caliban, I, Peaseblossom and I, Banquo-a collection of plays shedding light on some of Shakespeare's more shadowy characters-I, Malvolio plucks the pompous steward out of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and unravels a hilarious and thought-provoking story of cruelty, self-hatred and revenge. Conceived, written and performed by Crouch and designed by Olivier Award-winner Graeme Gilmour, I, Malvolio is performed in the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare for five performances only, June 2-5, 2016. (more...)

Elm Shakespeare Company Awarded NEA Art Works GrantElm Shakespeare Company Awarded NEA Art Works Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2016.  Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $15,000 to Elm Shakespeare Company to support Free Shakespeare in the Park and accompanying educational and community engagement and outreach programs. The Art Works category supports the creation of work and presentation of both new and existing work, lifelong learning in the arts, and public engagement with the arts through 13 arts disciplines or fields. (more...)

Lucy Maunder to Join MATILDA as 'Miss Honey' in Brisbane and PerthLucy Maunder to Join MATILDA as 'Miss Honey' in Brisbane and Perth
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers, Michael Coppel and Michael Watt announced today that Lucy Maunder will join the Australian company as Miss Honey for the Brisbane and Perth seasons of MATILDA THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival Sets 2016 Digital Theatre ProgrammeEdinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival Sets 2016 Digital Theatre Programme
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A new festival at Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms today unveils its first programme announcement, presenting over 55 digital theatre titles to Scottish audiences throughout the month of August 2016. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Trevor Nunn's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at New Wolsey TheatreFull Cast Set for Trevor Nunn's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at New Wolsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

?Today, rehearsals have begun for Sir Trevor Nunn's production of William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, running at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich from Thursday 16 June to Saturday 9 July 2016. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

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