Shakespeare & Company News

Honest Pint Theatre Co. and Sweet Tea Shakespeare Team for KING LEAR This FallHonest Pint Theatre Co. and Sweet Tea Shakespeare Team for KING LEAR This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Honest Pint Theatre Co. in partnership with Sweet Tea Shakespeare presents KING LEAR. (more...)

Nigel Redden to Step Down as Director of Lincoln Center Festival to Focus on Spoleto Festival USA in CharlestonNigel Redden to Step Down as Director of Lincoln Center Festival to Focus on Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

After nearly 20 years leading the internationally focused Lincoln Center Festival, Director Nigel Redden announced today that the 2017 Festival will be his last. He will step down in September to concentrate on the artistic expansion of the annual Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina, where he serves as general director, as well as other global artistic projects. (more...)

FAITHFUL RUSLAN to Mark Centenary of the Russian RevolutionFAITHFUL RUSLAN to Mark Centenary of the Russian Revolution
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

In the year marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, the Belgrade Theatre and Citizens Theatre are bringing to the stage an adaptation of Faithful Ruslan - The Story of a Guard Dog, based on the cult novel by Georgi Vladimov and directed by Helena Kaut-Howson. (more...)

The Regions Win Big In Arts Council NPO Funding, While Big Institutions Feel The PinchThe Regions Win Big In Arts Council NPO Funding, While Big Institutions Feel The Pinch
by Tim Wright - Jun 27, 2017

So, the nail-biting morning for arts organisations up and down the country is over: now they all know whether they are part of the National Portfolio from 2018-22. There will be many individual stories of triumph and disappointment, but after interrogating the data, here's some headline news. (more...)

Cast Announced for Revival of COMING CLEAN at King's HeadCast Announced for Revival of COMING CLEAN at King's Head
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

King's Head Theatre, London has announced casting for the 35th anniversary production of Coming Clean, Kevin Elyot's first play, directed by Artistic Director of King's Head Theatre, Adam Spreadbury-Maher.  The production, which will run at the King's Head Theatre from 25 July to 26 August 2017, with a press night on Friday 28 July, will star Lee Knight as Tony, Elliot Hadley as William/Jurgen, Tom Lambert as Robert and Jason Nwoga as Greg.  (more...)

Daniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old GlobeDaniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company's ANTONY & CLEOPATRA Comes to River Street Theatre This WeekendRoyal Shakespeare Company's ANTONY & CLEOPATRA Comes to River Street Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

This upcoming July 4th weekend, Jaffrey's River Street Theatre Stage2Screen Series will present the globally acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company production of Shakespeare's ANTONY & CLEOPATRA which was captured in high-definition as it was performed on stage in Stratford-upon-Avon on May 24, 2017. It will be screened at 1:30pm and 6:30pm on Sunday, July 2nd and again at 1:30pm on Monday, July 3rd. (more...)

University of Washington School of Drama Announces 2017 - 2018 Mainstage SeasonUniversity of Washington School of Drama Announces 2017 - 2018 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The University of Washington School of Drama, under the leadership of Executive Director Todd London, is pleased to announce the 2017 - 2018 season. (more...)

'FAITHFUL RUSLAN' to Mark Centenary of Russian Revolution at Belgrade Theatre'FAITHFUL RUSLAN' to Mark Centenary of Russian Revolution at Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

In the year marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, the Belgrade Theatre and Citizens Theatre are bringing to the stage an adaptation of Faithful Ruslan - The Story of a Guard Dog, based on the cult novel by Georgi Vladimov and directed by Helena Kaut-Howson. (more...)

BWW Review: Malthouse presents REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.BWW Review: Malthouse presents REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.
by Victoria Beal - Jun 26, 2017

Malthouse Theatre's production of Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. is an explosion of language and imagery that challenges society's gender labels and examines what it is to be a woman. It unapologetically rips away the female archetype and screams for its audience to rally behind its title. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company's Summer Program Soars with ALADDIN JR.Rubicon Theatre Company's Summer Program Soars with ALADDIN JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

'A Whole New World' kicks off the summer youth program with Aladdin JR., based on the iconic animated film and featuring an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Soar to new heights on a magical, flying carpet ride filled with romance, adventure and hilarious hijinks. When street urchin Aladdin vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more beloved characters come to life in this fantastical musical that celebrates the power of love and friendship. Aladdin JR. is directed and choreographed by Carolanne Marano, with Musical Direction by Miriam Arichea. The production opens July 7 and runs for 5 performances only through July 9. (more...)

Jimmy Kieffer Sets Sail at NYMF In BACKBEARD: THE MUSICALJimmy Kieffer Sets Sail at NYMF In BACKBEARD: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Inspired by the popular children's books by Matthew McElligott and following its world premiere at the Theatre Institute at Sage College, Backbeard: The Musical will make its New York premiere as part of the New York Musical Festival.  (more...)

SISTER ACT Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome this AugustSISTER ACT Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome this August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Bristol Hippodrome on Mon 7 - Sat 12 Aug 2017. (more...)

Actors' Shakespeare Project Announces New Artistic Director Christopher V. EdwardsActors' Shakespeare Project Announces New Artistic Director Christopher V. Edwards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Actors' Shakespeare Project is excited to announce Christopher V. Edwards as the company's new Artistic Director. (more...)

NYPD Cop Turned Actor James R Alexander Joins Cincinnati Shakespeare's 2017-18 SeasonNYPD Cop Turned Actor James R Alexander Joins Cincinnati Shakespeare's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Long Island based actor and former NYPD police officer James R. Alexander has signed on for the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's full 2017 - 18 season in Cincinnati Ohio. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents HIGH SOCIETYPhoto Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents HIGH SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC opens the 17/18 season with Cole Porter's sparkling musical, HIGH SOCIETY, July 12-29 in the Garvin Theatre.  (more...)

Bay Street Theater Slates Summer Theater Camps & Workshops for Kids & TeensBay Street Theater Slates Summer Theater Camps & Workshops for Kids & Teens
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts have announced Summer Theater Camps and Teen Workshops & Master Classes, beginning July 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Shakespeare & Company's CYMBELINEPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for Shakespeare & Company's CYMBELINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents Shakespeare's Cymbeline, directed by Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer. This tale of love and passion, produced for the first time on the Company's Mainstage, runs in the Tina Packer Playhouse from July 4 to August 6, 2017. The production also marks a personal milestone for Packer, who, after opening her production of Cymbeline, will have directed all 37 plays in the Shakespeare canon. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Harlem Rep's THE WIZARD OF OZ to Close 8/20Harlem Rep's THE WIZARD OF OZ to Close 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

'The Wizard of Oz,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater and Yip Harburg Foundation, will now close August 20, 2017 after 26 performances.  A previously scheduled September 9 performance has been canceled. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has been extended twice. (more...)

New Work BULLET CATCHERS, Featuring Women in Combat, Headed Off-BroadwayNew Work BULLET CATCHERS, Featuring Women in Combat, Headed Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

CLUTCH PRODUCTIONS, in association with JOSIAH GRIMM, has announced the world premiere production of Maggie Moore and Julia Sears' BULLET CATCHERS, with music directed by Yeujia Low, directed by Julia Sears. BULLET CATCHERS will play a limited engagement at Off-Broadway's Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square Park South). (more...)

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