Shakespeare Theatre Company News

RLT to Expand Adult Acting Classes This FallRLT to Expand Adult Acting Classes This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

This fall, RLT will expand its adult acting classes, which take students through the process of preparing for the stage and help build skills useful in everyday life. The line-up includes a diverse slate of classes, including Public Speaking - On the Light Side! and Introduction to Improvisation. For the first time, RLT will partner with the CAM Raleigh to offer a course, Acting for Creative Entrepreneurs, at the museum. The class runs from October 5-26 on Monday nights and is taught by Patrick Torres, Artistic Director, who also directed the hit production of Monty Python's SPAMALOT currently running at RLT. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group to Open 6th Season with ROMEO & JULIET and THE MANDRAKEQuintessence Theatre Group to Open 6th Season with ROMEO & JULIET and THE MANDRAKE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its sixth season of progressive classic theatre with Shakespeare's romantic tragedy ROMEO AND JULIET presented in rotating repertory with Wallace Shawn's celebrated translation of Machiavelli's sex comedy THE MANDRAKE. A nine actor repertory ensemble comprised of Quintessence's best and director Alexander Burns will continue to establish Quintessence's brand of full throttle epic classic theatre for today. ROMEO AND JULIET will begin previews on Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 3 at 8pm. THE MANDRAKE will begin previews on Wednesday, October 14 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 17 at 8pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATIONShakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Next up on the Main Stage,The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jerseywill present the New Jersey premiere ofBill Cain'sEquivocation.When the Bard and his troupe of players receive a royal commission to dramatize the events surrounding the infamous Gunpowder Plot, the artist must confront the demons of his past, his present, and his obligations to the truth and artistic integrity.Equivocationwas described inVarietyas "one of the most bracingly intelligent, sizzlingly theatrical American plays in a decade." (more...)

Women's Voices Theater Festival to Welcome Tony Winner Lisa Kron for Launch PartyWomen's Voices Theater Festival to Welcome Tony Winner Lisa Kron for Launch Party
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Tony Award-winning playwright Lisa Kron will be a featured guest and participant at the launch party of the Women's Voices Theater Festival on September 8 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The invitation-only event kicks off the beginning of the Festival, an unprecedented collaboration among professional theater companies that includes the presentation of more than 50 world-premiere productions of work by female playwrights, taking place this September and October in the nation's capital region. The launch party features a creative conversation between Kron and National Public Radio's Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg focused on gender parity in the arts in the Museum's Performance Hall, followed by a celebratory party and toast to officially declare the start of the Festival. (more...)

Joyce Theater to Open Fall Season with Camille A. Brown & DancersJoyce Theater to Open Fall Season with Camille A. Brown & Dancers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Linda Shelton Executive Director, proudly kicks-off its 2015 fall season on September 22 with a world premiere by Camille A. Brown & Dancers. The work, BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, will be performed by an all-female cast during the company's week-long engagement at The Joyce, which runs through September 27. Tickets are $10-$40 and can be purchased through JoyceCharge online at www.joyce.org or by calling 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. (more...)

LA-TI-DO Set for 54 Below, 9//1LA-TI-DO Set for 54 Below, 9//1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents La-Ti-Do on September 1, 2015 at 9:30pm. La-Ti-Do is acabaret where musical theatre and spoken word poetry collide. La-Ti-Do debuts at 54 Below featuring some ofboth Washington, DC and New York's finest musical and spoken word talent. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE GOD GAFFE at FringeNYCPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for THE GOD GAFFE at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

THEGODGAFFE, a new play byJohn William Schiffbauer, will make its world premiere in the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Celebrate Free For All's 25th Anniversary This FallShakespeare Theatre Company to Celebrate Free For All's 25th Anniversary This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

One of the capital's most beloved annual traditions, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) Free For All, and one of William Shakespeare's most beloved plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream, are coming together for a major milestone: Free For All's 25th anniversary. Ethan McSweeny directs a revival of his 2012-2013 STC production, which will run September 1-13 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). (more...)

Burning Coal's Its 2015-16 Season to Feature THE WIZ, BLUE SKY & MoreBurning Coal's Its 2015-16 Season to Feature THE WIZ, BLUE SKY & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Burning Coal Theatre Company of Raleigh, NC announces its 2015/2016 season of plays. In its 19th season, the theatre, housed in the historic Murphy School auditorium at 224 Polk Street, will host the Brooklyn based Only Child Aerial Theatre's Production of Asylum created by Nicki Miller and Kendall Rileigh and directed by Nicki Miller (October 15 - November 1, 2015), The Wiz by William F Brown, Charles Smalls and Luther Vandross, directed by Randolph Curtis Rand (December 3 - December 20, 2015), The US premier of Blue Sky by Clare Bayley, directed by Gus Heagerty and co-produced by CAM/Raleigh (January 28 - February 14, 2016 at CAM/Raleigh), and the American premier of Spoonface Steinberg by Lee Hall, the writer of Billy Elliot, directed by Jerome Davis (April 7 - April 24, 2016). (more...)

Olney Theatre Center to Open 78th Season with Coward's Classic Comedy HAY FEVEROlney Theatre Center to Open 78th Season with Coward's Classic Comedy HAY FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Olney Theatre Center, a Mid-Atlantic destination for extraordinary theater performance and education, opens its 2015-2016 season with Noel Coward's Hay Fever, running September 2 - September 27, 2015 on the Mainstage, directed by Artistic Associate Eleanor Holdridge. (more...)

Nicholas Rodriguez to Lead All-Latino Cast of Karen Zacarias' DESTINY OF DESIRE at Arena StageNicholas Rodriguez to Lead All-Latino Cast of Karen Zacarias' DESTINY OF DESIRE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Karen Zacarias' new telenovela-inspired comedy Destiny of Desire receives its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, kicking off the company's 66th season with dramatic storytelling and comic flair. Zacarias, an inaugural resident playwright of the theater'sAmerican Voices New Play Institute whose previous credits include The Book Club Play and Legacy of Light, collaborates with renowned director Jose Luis Valenzuela, Artistic Director of the Latino Theater Company, to bring the Latin-American telenovela genre to life on stage. Destiny of Desire runs September 11-October 18, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 26Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 26
by Audition Roundup - Jul 26, 2015

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 26, 2015. (more...)

THE GOD GAFFE to Receive World Premiere at FringeNYCTHE GOD GAFFE to Receive World Premiere at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

THE GOD GAFFE, a new play byJohn William Schiffbauer, will make its world premiere in the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 19Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 19
by Audition Roundup - Jul 19, 2015

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 19, 2015. (more...)

'BASKERVILLE' Playwright Ken Ludwig Coming to The Old Globe for One-Night-Only Event'BASKERVILLE' Playwright Ken Ludwig Coming to The Old Globe for One-Night-Only Event
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The Old Globe has announced an extra-special appearance-an hour-long interview/conversation with one of America's great comic playwrights, Ken Ludwig, familiar to millions for Lend Me a Tenor and Crazy for You-on Sunday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m. prior to the 7:00 p.m. preview of his new and very popular play, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. (more...)

Romance, Rebellion, Redemption! Meet the Full Cast of AMAZING GRACE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayRomance, Rebellion, Redemption! Meet the Full Cast of AMAZING GRACE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Jul 16, 2015

Broadway's new musicalAmazing Grace officially opens tonight, July 16, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street).The show stars Tony Award nomineeJosh Young,Erin Mackey, Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper,Tom Hewitt,Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek,Harriett D. Foy,Laiona Michelle,Rachael FerreraandElizabeth Ward Land. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus check out interviews with the company! (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 7/13/2015This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 7/13/2015
by - Jul 13, 2015

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 7/13/2015. (more...)

Something About This Night- Anthony Warlow Joins Cast of FINDING NEVERLAND!Something About This Night- Anthony Warlow Joins Cast of FINDING NEVERLAND!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Broadway and Australian stage vet Anthony Warlow will return to Broadway when he steps into the roles of 'Charles Frohman' and 'Captain Hook', beginning today, July 10. 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...)

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...)

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