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First Lady Michelle Obama Named Honorary Chair of Women's Voices Theater FestivalFirst Lady Michelle Obama Named Honorary Chair of Women's Voices Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Women's Voices Theater Festival organizers today announced that First Lady of the United States of America Michelle Obama will serve as Honorary Chair of the Women's Voices Theater Festival, which unites more than 50 professional theater companies in the nation's capital region, September through October 2015. She joins a prestigious group of theater artists and advocates on the Honorary Committee supporting the Festival's mission to celebrate the work of women in theater. Additionally, eight ancillary events sponsored by The Washington Post have been announced during the Festival, to be hosted by the seven originating theaters-Arena Stage, Ford's Theatre, Round House Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company-along with Festival participant Theater J. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 7/6/2015This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 7/6/2015
by - Jul 6, 2015

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 7/6/2015. (more...)

'MY REPORT TO THE WORLD' with David Strathairn Adds Second Performance'MY REPORT TO THE WORLD' with David Strathairn Adds Second Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Oscar-Nominated David Strathairn will star in My Report to the World: The Story of Jan Karski. Presented as a staged workshop, the play recounts the astonishing and largely unknown story of Polish World War II hero and Holocaust witness Jan Karski. (more...)

THE GUARDSMAN Begins 7/8 at The Shakespeare TheatreTHE GUARDSMAN Begins 7/8 at The Shakespeare Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is thrilled to present a world premiere adaptation of Ferenc Molnar's The Guardsman - translated from the original Hungarian by Molnar's great grandson Gabor Lukin and adapted and directed by Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte. Performances begin Wednesday, July 8th and continue through Sunday, July 26th at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Individual tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by visiting ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

It's Official: Anthony Warlow Will Join FINDING NEVERLAND Into the FallIt's Official: Anthony Warlow Will Join FINDING NEVERLAND Into the Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2015

We reported it first last week, and now it's official as word is just in that Broadway and†Australian stage vet†Anthony Warlow†will return to Broadway this summer when he steps into the roles of "Charles Frohman" and "Captain Hook" in mid-July. There is still no word on the star's exact start date, or the reason for Kelsey Grammer's temporary departure.†Warlow will remain in the show until September 13, when†Kelsey Grammer, who originated the role on Broadway, returns as Captain of the pirate ship. (more...)

CANDIDE at Baltimore Symphony - It Truly Was The Best of All Possible Worlds!CANDIDE at Baltimore Symphony - It Truly Was The Best of All Possible Worlds!
by Charles Shubow - Jun 26, 2015

Maestra Marin Alsop conducts BSO accompanied by the Baltimore Choral Arts Society (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

Tony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in Lexington Theatre Company's 42ND STREET Next MonthTony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in Lexington Theatre Company's 42ND STREET Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The brand-new Lexington Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that casting is complete for its inaugural production of 42nd Street.†Tony Award Winner Karen Ziemba, will play Dorothy Brock, alongside other Broadway veterans and up-and-coming actors.†42nd Street is presented by Variety Live at The Opera House with Co-Producing Sponsor Kentucky One Health, and runs July 23-26 at the Lexington Opera House. (more...)

Premiere Stages at Kean University to Present BY THE WATER, 7/16-8/2Premiere Stages at Kean University to Present BY THE WATER, 7/16-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Premiere Stages at Kean University will present the New Jersey Premiere of Sharyn Rothstein's Off-Broadway hit By the Water from July 16th through August 2nd in the Zella Fry Theatre. In this moving new play directed by Adam Immerwahr, Hurricane Sandy wields its force upon the home of Marty and Mary Murphy, threatening to destroy not only the life they have built together but the neighborhood they grew up in. Will Marty manage to save his neighborhood and his home, or are the secrets unearthed by the storm too powerful to overcome? Described by The New York Times as 'drawn with acute sympathy and in gritty detail," this gripping and affecting play will feature actors Damian Buzzerio, Mike DiSalvo, Billy Finn, Deanna McGovern, Brian O'Neill, Sheila Stasack and Jo Twiss. (more...)

BLIND CREST Staged Reading Set for Planet Connections Theatre FestivityBLIND CREST Staged Reading Set for Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

The Other Mirror is pleased to present a staged reading of BLIND CREST by Monet Hurst-Mendoza and directed by Katherine M. Carter, as part of the 6th Annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The Festivity will take place June 15th through July 12th at the Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street). (more...)

Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announced the cast and creative team for The Foreigner, the last play in the "Alley Theatre @ UH" season. Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean returns to one of his signature roles as Charlie Baker. (more...)

The Old Globe Sets Cast, Creative Team for BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERYThe Old Globe Sets Cast, Creative Team for BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for the West Coast Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a new work by one of America's great comic playwrights, familiar to millions for Lend Me a Tenor and Crazy for You. Baskerville is directed by Josh Rhodes, who previously choreographed the Globe's productions of Bright Star and Working, as well as Broadway's It Shoulda Been You, First Date, and Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on July 24, with opening night on Thursday, July 30 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Although originally scheduled to run through August 23, Baskerville has been extended by popular demand through August 30, 2015! (more...)

'MY REPORT TO THE WORLD' Workshop with David Strathairn Sets D.C. Performance'MY REPORT TO THE WORLD' Workshop with David Strathairn Sets D.C. Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Fresh from numerous successful workshop performances in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Warsaw, Poland, My Report to the World: The Story of Jan Karski, is headed for enhanced development and public staged reading performances this July, in a workshop residency to be held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in downtown Manhattan. As part of this Residency, one performance will be held in D.C. on Monday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Lansburgh Theatre in D.C., co-sponsored by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and in partnership with Bisno Productions, and The Jan Karski Educational Foundation. This ticketed event is FREE with an RSVP: http://jan-karski.eventbrite.com. (more...)

David Strathairn to Star in Staged Readings of 'MY REPORT TO THE WORLD'David Strathairn to Star in Staged Readings of 'MY REPORT TO THE WORLD'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Oscar-Nominated David Strathairn will star in My Report to the World: The Story of Jan Karski. Presented as a staged workshop, the play recounts the astonishing and largely unknown story of Polish World War II hero and Holocaust witness Jan Karski. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE HEIR APPARENT at ICTPhoto Flash: First Look at THE HEIR APPARENT at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Raucously witty and devilishly ribald, love and money are at stake in David Ives' hilarious, rhyming 'translaptation' of The Heir Apparent by Jean-Francois Regnard. Comedic director extraordinaire Matt Walker directs the Los Angeles premiere of Regnard's newly rediscovered 18th century comic masterpiece for a June 19 opening at International City Theatre. Two low-priced previews are set for June 17 and 18. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Artists Rep's THE LIAR Company Performs 'A Note About the Verse'STAGE TUBE: Artists Rep's THE LIAR Company Performs 'A Note About the Verse'
by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre brings its 2014/15 season to close with The Liar, an adaptation of Pierre Cornielle's 17th Century French comedy from the brilliant mind of†David Ives, a playwright best known for hilarious adaptations and plays such as All In The Timing and Venus in Fur. Click below to watch a promo for the show, in which the company reads David Ives' 'A Note About the Verse', which preceeds the play! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Brilliant TARTUFFE at Shakespeare Theatre CompanyBWW Reviews: Brilliant TARTUFFE at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Roger Catlin - Jun 10, 2015

It's surprising that in its 45 years, D.C.'s venerable Shakespeare Theatre Company has yet to produce either of Moliere's most famous plays. Perhaps, artistic director Michael Kahn suggests, they were waiting for the right one. (more...)

Tony Nominee Brandon Uranowitz Set for Shakespeare Theatre Company's WILL ON THE HILL EventTony Nominee Brandon Uranowitz Set for Shakespeare Theatre Company's WILL ON THE HILL Event
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Tony Award nominee Brandon Uranowitz, currently appearing in An American in Paris, joins the cast of the 2015 Will on the Hill event at the Shakespeare Theatre Company. A favorite bipartisan event of theatre and political fans alike, Will on the Hill returns to the Shakespeare Theatre Company on Monday, June 15, 2015. The cast will also feature special guest performers, STC Affiliated Artist Edward Gero and Samira Wiley, known for her role in Orange is the New Black. (more...)

Rogue Shakespeare to Premiere LOVE LABOURS WON in the U.S. This MonthRogue Shakespeare to Premiere LOVE LABOURS WON in the U.S. This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Rogue Shakespeare†(theatre company) are delighted to announce the long-awaited U.S. premiere of celebrated poet†Ryan J-W Smith's award-winning third verse play,†Love Labours Won. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE LIAR at Artists RepPhoto Flash: First Look at THE LIAR at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre brings its 2014/15 season to close with The Liar, an adaptation of Pierre Cornielle's 17th Century French comedy from the brilliant mind of David Ives, a playwright best known for hilarious adaptations and plays such as All In The Timing and Venus in Fur. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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