Shakespeare Theatre Company News

Puppet Takeover at 32nd HELEN HAYES AWARDSPuppet Takeover at 32nd HELEN HAYES AWARDS
by Roger Catlin - May 24, 2016

Constellation Theatre's adult puppet musical Avenue Q swept the 32nd annual Helen Hayes Awards honoring professional theater in Washington, D.C., on Monday with seven awards including outstanding musical. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the winners of the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees and winners! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Adam & Arielle Jacobs Surprise Parents with Big ALADDIN News!STAGE TUBE: Adam & Arielle Jacobs Surprise Parents with Big ALADDIN News!
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2016

It's a happy day for the Jacobs family! Brother and sister Adam and Arielle Jacobs just surprised their parents with the news that Arielle will be playing Princess Jasmine in the Australian production of Aladdin opening in Sydney this August. Adam, who stars as the title character on Broadway, helped out with an adorable video to reveal the news to their parents, and you can check it out below! (more...)

Jude Sandy Joins Trinity Rep's Resident Acting CompanyJude Sandy Joins Trinity Rep's Resident Acting Company
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?Trinity Repertory Company has announced Jude Sandy has joined the resident acting company. Sandy, a Trinidadian native, graduated from Brown University in 2005 and Brown/Trinity Rep MFA program in 2009. (more...)

Rainbow Theatre Project to Present Paul Rudnick's JEFFREY, 5/16Rainbow Theatre Project to Present Paul Rudnick's JEFFREY, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Rainbow Theatre Project's 2015/16 Generation Q Staged Reading Series closes with a presentation the award-winning Jeffrey by Paul Rudnick. The reading takes place Monday, May 16, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at Source in the District. (more...)

City Shakespeare's Film Adaptation of MACBETH, INNOCENT SLEEP, to Screen in L.A.City Shakespeare's Film Adaptation of MACBETH, INNOCENT SLEEP, to Screen in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The Independent Filmmakers Showcase, a Los Angeles-based film festival, announced this week that their 2016 lineup will include The City Shakespeare Company's adaptation of MACBETH, titled INNOCENT SLEEP. The film will be screened at The Beverly Hills Music Hall, 9036 Wilshire Blvd., 90211, on June 1 at 8:10 pm. (more...)

New York Theatre Workshop Names 2050 Fellows for 2016-17 SeasonNew York Theatre Workshop Names 2050 Fellows for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop has announced the playwrights and directors selected for the 2016/17 Season 2050 Fellowship. The playwrights are Beto O'Byrne, Ming Peiffer, and Francis Weiss Rabkin and the directors are Danny Sharron, Stevie Walker-Webb, and Mo Zhou. (more...)

Barrett Foa to Bring Solo Show GRIN AND BARRETT to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 6/24-25Barrett Foa to Bring Solo Show GRIN AND BARRETT to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 6/24-25
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Barrett Foa, acclaimed star of stage and screen, brings his one-man show, Grin and Barrett, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, June 24 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, June 25 (7 p.m.). After seven seasons of spouting intricate tech geekery on the hit CBS television show, 'NCIS: Los Angeles,' the star of Broadway's Avenue Q, Mamma Mia!, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and off-Broadway's Buyer & Cellar will present an evening of pride, desperation, and show-offsmanship in a one-man cabaret that is sure to be... an hour long! Produced by Andrew Carlberg, Grin and Barrett is directed by Christopher Youngsman and features choreography by Rene?e Felice Smith and musical direction and arrangements by David O. Tickets for Barrett Foa range in price from $45-$65 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com. (more...)

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on BroadwaySimply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting new 'revisal' of the sweeping saga Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON. Featuring an all-new book by Pulitzer Prize nominee John Marans, this show has taken an incredible journey over the last five years from developmental workshops to The 5th Avenue stage this season. And BroadwayWorld is happy to report that the company has just announced the full cast and creative team. (more...)

BWW Interview: Being That Sixth Person-Talking with Director Timothy Douglas about DISGRACED at Arena StageBWW Interview: Being That Sixth Person-Talking with Director Timothy Douglas about DISGRACED at Arena Stage
by Ellen Burns - Apr 26, 2016

Lest you might think careers are well-planned, organized endeavors, take a lesson from director Timothy Douglas, who is gracing Washington in a return visit to Arena Stage (last season's King Hedley II was his Arena Stage debut) with his work with Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced, a play about being Muslim or, perhaps more importantly, being perceived as Muslim, in America in current times. 'I tripped into directing,' says Timothy, 'I went to LA as an actor, but found I didn't have the skin for it, so I stepped back and thought I'd be a career teacher, but through some dumb luck, I directed a show, and some people liked what they saw, and I ended up with the Center Theatre Group in LA, as a director. When I finally stopped resisting the path, it started to work.' 'It seems every good thing,' he laughingly reflects, 'has happened as I was being dragged through the back door kicking and screaming.' So, it seems, tripping doesn't always mean falling. (more...)

The Welders Welcome Two New Board MembersThe Welders Welcome Two New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The Welders-Washington's only playwrights' collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work-has added two members to their Board of Directors. (more...)

Seattle Repertory Theatre Sets HERE LIES LOVE, A RAISIN IN THE SUN & More for 2016-17 SeasonSeattle Repertory Theatre Sets HERE LIES LOVE, A RAISIN IN THE SUN & More for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Artistic Director Braden Abraham today announced Seattle Repertory Theatre's 2016-2017 Season. The season is headlined by the electrifying musical Here Lies Love from David Byrne (Talking Heads) and Fatboy Slim, a new production ofthe award-winning Broadway smash King Charles III, and the timeless classic A Raisin in the Sun. The season runs from September 2016 through May 2017, and subscriptions are available now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at (206) 443-2222, as well as online at SeattleRep.org. Single tickets will go on sale this fall. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Moves TAMING OF THE SHREW Opening to Accommodate Helen Hayes AwardsShakespeare Theatre Moves TAMING OF THE SHREW Opening to Accommodate Helen Hayes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Due to the Helen Hayes Awards ceremony, Shakespeare Theatre Company's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW will celebrate Opening Night and Press Night on Tuesday, May 24. Previews begin on May 17 and performances continue through June 26 at STC's Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW).  (more...)

Rogue Shakespeare to Return to Hollywood FringeRogue Shakespeare to Return to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Famed British playwright/director/actor/poet, Ryan J-W Smith, 'The Bard Mark Two - genius!' (BBC) and his internationally award-winning Rogue Shakespeare theatre company return to the Hollywood Fringe this summer. Last year, Smith's multiple award-winning verse play 'Love Labours Won' garnered two Hollywood Fringe awards, including the coveted International Award. This year Rogue Shakespeare is presenting the world premiers of two new Smith verse plays at the Hollywood Fringe - 'MacDeth!' and 'Sweet Love Adieu'. (more...)

Maulik Pancholy & Peter Gadiot to Star in Shakespeare Theatre Company's THE TAMING OF THE SHREWMaulik Pancholy & Peter Gadiot to Star in Shakespeare Theatre Company's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Next at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), stage and screen actors Maulik Pancholy (Weeds, 30 Rock) and Peter Gadiot (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland) will be seen playing Katherina and Petruchio respectively in Ed Sylvanus Iskandar's bold new interpretation of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Iskandar, known for his striking and immersive directorial style, completes STC's 2015-2016 season with this production, playing in Sidney Harman Hall from May 17 to June 26, 2016. (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE, A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS & More Set for American Conservatory Theater's 2016-17 SeasonHERE LIES LOVE, A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS & More Set for American Conservatory Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today the final three productions that will comprise the lineup of the company's 50th subscription season. (more...)

Fulton Theatre to Present Re-Invented GHOST: THE MUSICAL, 4/19Fulton Theatre to Present Re-Invented GHOST: THE MUSICAL, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

 The "nationally regarded" Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre present the exclusive premiere of the new chamber version of Ghost: The Musical through May 14 (Performances at Maine State Music Theatre are June 8 - June 25, 2016). The romantic and heart-wrenching story will feature a cast of 10, focusing on the central characters of the original story, with a 6 piece orchestra. New acoustic versions of the songs from the original Broadway production will include, "Unchained Melody," "Here Right Now,"  "Suspend My Disbelief - I Had a Life," and more! (more...)

Tina Chilip, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider and More Set for TOKYO FISH STORY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Tina Chilip, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider and More Set for TOKYO FISH STORY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the complete cast and creative team of Kimber Lee's beautiful drama tokyo fish story, directed by May Adrales, coming to The Old Globe this spring. (more...)

BWW Review: ALL THE WAY at Arena Stage - Compelling Historical Drama About President Lyndon Baines JohsonBWW Review: ALL THE WAY at Arena Stage - Compelling Historical Drama About President Lyndon Baines Johson
by Charles Shubow - Apr 11, 2016

Tony-winning drama by Robert Schenkkan about LBJ is brought to life. (more...)

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