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Black Theatre Live Announces Britain's First All-black HAMLETBlack Theatre Live Announces Britain's First All-black HAMLET
by Marianka Swain - May 4, 2016

Black Theatre Live's fourth touring show will be Britain's first all-black HAMLET. This co-production with Watford Palace Theatre and Stratford Circus Arts Centre is directed by Jeffery Kissoon and will tour from September 2016. The eight-venue consortium's previous productions include Macbeth, She Called Me Mother and The Diary of a Hounslow Girl. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This SummerNorth Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. (more...)

BWW Review: ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM - A Thrilling MysteryBWW Review: ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM - A Thrilling Mystery
by Lynn Beaver - May 3, 2016

ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM directed by Kevin Gates and currently playing City Theatre is a fascinating piece of historical drama. (more...)

BWW TV: The Matildas Learn How To... Fly Trapeze!BWW TV: The Matildas Learn How To... Fly Trapeze!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 2, 2016

What will the three leading ladies of Broadway's MATILDA tackle next? Below, watch as the adorable Ava Briglia, Willow McCarthy, and Aviva Winick take on the trapeze! (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's THE FATHER and A DOLL'S HOUSE Begin Previews This MayTheatre for a New Audience's THE FATHER and A DOLL'S HOUSE Begin Previews This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Previews begin Sunday, May 1, at 7:30pm for Theatre for a New Audience's production of August Strindberg's The Father in a new version by Scottish author David Greig commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience and Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30pm for A Doll's House in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937.  The plays, both directed by Arin Arbus, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience, feature Maggie Lacey as Nora in A Doll's House and as Laura in The Father and John Douglas Thompson as Thorwald in A Doll's House and the Captain in The Father. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE CRUCIBLE's Ciaran HindsTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE CRUCIBLE's Ciaran Hinds
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Ciaran Hinds, who stars as 'Deputy Governor Danforth' in The Crucible, playing at the Walter Kerr Theatre. (more...)

Daniel Kramer Joins English National Opera as New Artistic Director, Aug. 1Daniel Kramer Joins English National Opera as New Artistic Director, Aug. 1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Award-winning opera and theatre director Daniel Kramer will join ENO as Artistic Director from 1 August 2016. (more...)

Gary Fannin, Alexander Huetson & More to Star in SAVAGE at the Arts TheatreGary Fannin, Alexander Huetson & More to Star in SAVAGE at the Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The creators behind stylish new drama and love story Savage, which uncovers the tragic tale of a Nazi doctor and his ill-conceived "cure" for homosexuality, have announced the cast for the West End premiere production at the Arts Theatre. (more...)

Toronto's MATILDA Now on Sale Into OctoberToronto's MATILDA Now on Sale Into October
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Due to popular demand, David Mirvish has announced that the Canadian premiere production of The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL has extended its run through October 16, 2016.  (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare to Kick Off Construction with 'First Pour' Event Next MonthCincinnati Shakespeare to Kick Off Construction with 'First Pour' Event Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (CSC) is kicking off construction with a "First Pour" event on May 4, 2016 at 1 p.m. This will be an opportunity for key supporters to actively participate in one of the first pours of concrete that will form the foundation for the new theater. (more...)

BWW Interview: Laughs Most Generous: Reduced Shakespeare Company's Reed Martin & Austin TichenorBWW Interview: Laughs Most Generous: Reduced Shakespeare Company's Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor
by Ellen Burns - Apr 28, 2016

It would be quite the coup to talk to the guys who found the long lost first play of a 17-year-old Will Shakespeare. Let me know if that ever happens to you. For my part, I'd actually prefer what I got, which was a great conversation with Austin Tichenor and Reed Martin, the guys who are pretending they found the long lost first play of a 17-year-old Will Shakespeare. At their request and in their words, I will emphasize this point…”We're pretending…We did not find a play! It's a joke!” Point taken. (more...)

Soho Rep Once More Extends REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.Soho Rep Once More Extends REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

In response to popular and critical acclaim, Soho Rep., in association with John Adrian Selzer, announces a second and final extension of the U.S. premiere of Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. to May 22. (more...)

Boston Landmarks Orchestra Announces Full Schedule for Summer SeasonBoston Landmarks Orchestra Announces Full Schedule for Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

(Boston, MA)--Inspired by the people, artists, and heritage of a great city, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra (LO) under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer  announces its 2016 season of free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Shell at the Esplanade.  (more...)

Boston Landmarks Orchestra Announces 2016 Summer SeasonBoston Landmarks Orchestra Announces 2016 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Inspired by the people, artists, and heritage of a great city, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra (LO) under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer announces its 2016 season of free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Shell at the Esplanade.  (more...)

Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir to Receive 2016 Edwin Booth AwardReverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir to Receive 2016 Edwin Booth Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir is the winner of the 2016 Edwin Booth Award. The Award ceremony will take place Monday, May 9, 2016 beginning at 6:30pm in The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, at 34th Street. Admission is FREE but seating is limited. Reservations: awalls@gradcenter.cuny.edu (more...)

Director Sam Mendes to Head 73rd Venice International Film Festival JuryDirector Sam Mendes to Head 73rd Venice International Film Festival Jury
by Movies News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

British director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Skyfall, Spectre) will be the president of the International Jury of the Competition at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival (more...)

Damien Molony Joins Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in NO MAN'S LAND - Full Cast Announced!Damien Molony Joins Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in NO MAN'S LAND - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

It is announced today that Damien Molony, best known for his roles in BBC's Being Human and Ripper Street, will play the role of 'Foster' in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, completing casting for the play. Molony joins the previously announced Ian McKellen as 'Spooner', Patrick Stewart as 'Hirst' and Owen Teale as 'Briggs' in Sean Mathias' production, which will tour venues across the UK from 3 August prior to a limited engagement at London's Wyndham's Theatre from 8 September. (more...)

Murder Mystery Classic LAURA to Play Stoneham Theatre This MayMurder Mystery Classic LAURA to Play Stoneham Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Everyone is a suspect in the murder of Laura Hunt, an irresistibly attractive business woman trying to make her way in the world of advertising. A hard-boiled detective on the case becomes infatuated with her portrait after reading her memoirs, but her closest friends don't trust him. The twists and turns of this film noir classic, adapted for the stage, will have you guessing whodunit. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHEREd Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

2016 Bumbershoot Lineup Announced2016 Bumbershoot Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Recognized by national media as one of the 'top 5 reasons to visit Seattle,' Bumbershoot today announced the official lineup for its 46th annual festival at the Seattle Center over Labor Day weekend, Friday Sept. 2 through Sunday Sept. 4. Headliners include Seattle natives and hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, alternative rock band Death Cab for Cutie, and critically acclaimed Norwegian producer KYGO, among others. (more...)

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