Shakespeare Theatre Company News

Adam Kantor, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Kristin Villanueva & More to Star in The Old Globe's TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA; Cast & Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Renowned director, Globe alumnus, and Tony Award nominee Mark Lamos (Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Pentecost, Resurrection Blues) returns to the Globe with one of Shakespeare's most delightful and boisterous comedies. The final production of the 2014 Summer Season will be presented in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, August 10 - September 14, 2014. (more...)

Monty Python's SPAMALOT to Open 7/29 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Join the quest for the Holy Grail July 29-August 3 with Monty Python's Spamalot. Based on the classic film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical that took the Tony Awards by storm in 2005. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for SITTING SHIVA at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

As one of the largest theatrical events in the world, The New York International Fringe Festival boasts an impressive roster of world premieres yearly. Of them, Los Angeles native Joshua Metzger's new play Sitting Shiva will see its first three dimensional presentation this August. Christopher Scott will direct the 90 minute play. The Broadway and Regional vet cast includes Eddie Boroevich*, Neal Mayer*, and Jeffery Plunkett*. The Production Stage Manager is Katy Moore*, and the production will be designed by Joan Racho-Jansen. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. Sitting Shiva is an AEA-approved showcase. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The "Alley Theatre @ UH" season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present THE ALCHEMIST, Begin. 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents Ben Jonson's The Alchemist, a rowdy tale of con artists and their gullible prey. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group to Present Noel Coward's DESIGN FOR LIVING at the Unicorn Theatre, 7/30-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Noel Coward's Design for Living at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. Opening Night is August 2 at 8pm. Preview performances begin on July 30 at 7pm and the production closes August 16 at 8pm. (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company to Present THE MAY QUEEN, 7/18-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Vivienne Benesch Artistic Director and Sarah Clare Corporandy Managing Director, is proud to present The May Queen a world premiere comedy by Molly Smith Metzler from July 18-27, directed by Vivienne Benesch, on the Bratton Theater Mainstage. (more...)

Smith Street Stage to Bring MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to Brooklyn's Carroll Park, 7/23-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Smith Street Stage, Brooklyn's fastest growing Shakespeare Theatre Company, will present its fifth season of Shakespeare in Carroll Park with a visceral and modern staging of Shakespeare's comedy of wit, Much Ado About Nothing, featuring its most impressive ensemble to date! (more...)

Photo Flash: Chester Theatre Company Presents MADAGASCAR, Now Through 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Chester Theatre Company will open its 25th Anniversary Season with J.T. Rogers' haunting mystery MADAGASCAR. The production, which runs from June 25th through July 6th at the Chester Town Hall in Chester, MA, will feature CTC favorites Debra Jo Rupp (A Body of Water) and Kim Stauffer (Crime and Punishment). (more...)

Olney Theatre Center Presents THE TEMPEST, 7/15-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Olney Theatre Center, a Maryland destination for professional theater performance and education, in conjunction with National Players, continues its critically-acclaimed 76th Anniversary season with The Tempest running July 15 - August 3, 2014 on the Root Family Stage. (more...)

Three Broadway Pros to Teach at STAGEright Broadway Experience, 7/14-18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Three established Broadway professionals will help Iowa high school students sharpen their performance skills and learn more about the performing arts industry during the STAGEright Broadway Experience, a weeklong summer musical theater camp presented by Des Moines Performing Arts. The STAGEright Broadway Experience will take place July 14-18, 2014 at the Des Moines Civic Center. (more...)

DUNSINANE to Replace ENRICO IV in Shakespeare Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company announces the addition of David Greig's Dunsinane from the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company to its upcoming 2014-2015 Season. This international production, which has toured Scotland, the U.K., Russia and China, will replace the previously announced production of Enrico IV, slated for spring 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BUYER & CELLAR at Shakespeare Theatre Company Stars Michael Urie
by Charles Shubow - Jun 23, 2014

New play by Jonathan Tolins is a big bundle of joy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BUYER & CELLAR at Shakespeare Theatre Company Is an Uproarious Must-See
by Heather Nadolny - Jun 23, 2014

Playwright Jonathan Tolins and star Michael Urie give their BUYER & CELLAR audiences a hilarious look into what could happen when a regular guy enters a ridiculous celebrity world. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement at the Detroit Opera House, July 1 through July 13, 2014. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Presents Shaw's THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents George Bernard Shaw's Revolutionary War dramaThe Devil's Disciple. Just in time for the Fourth of July and the 350th anniversary of New Jersey's charter, The Devil's Disciple celebrates the spirit and honor of the everyday people who fought for our nation's independence. (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR Starring Michael Urie Begins Performances in Washington, DC on Friday, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

New York's runaway hit comedy Buyer & Cellar, about a (fictional) Los Angeles actor who takes a job working in the (very real) basement shopping arcade of Barbra Streisand's Malibu estate, begins performances at the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) in Washington, DC on Friday, June 20, 2014 for a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Shakespeare Theatre Company's PRIVATE LIVES Offers Delicious Wit and Whimsy
by Heather Nadolny - Jun 15, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company's PRIVATE LIVES gives its audience quick wit, smart humor, physical comedy and a production that makes you want to remain in the seats for days. (more...)

6 Things to Know About Washington Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014


Grant Turner Named New Co-Artistic Director of Portland Shakespeare Project
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Portland Shakespeare Project (PSP) has announced that Grant Turner, former Artistic Director of Northwest Classical Theatre Company (NWCTC), is joining the company as Co-Artistic Director. Turner will share responsibility for the overall artistic direction of PSP with Founding Artistic Director Michael Mendelson. (more...)

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