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Mirvish's 2014-15 Season to Feature Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT, KINKY BOOTS, BUYER & CELLAR & More
by Alan Henry - Sep 16, 2014

David Mirvish has finalized all the details and shows for his 2014-15 line-up of shows. There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and nine bonus shows not on subscription. That brings the total to a record 19 shows for the 2014-15 season. (more...)

Pipeline Theatre Company Announces Second Extension of Noir Comedy CLOWN BAR Thru 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Award-winning Pipeline Theatre Company announces a 2nd extension of its wildly popular and critically acclaimed production of CLOWN BAR by Adam Szymkowicz, with music & additional lyrics by Adam Overett. It is directed by Andrew Neisler. Performances will now run through September 27 at The Box. (more...)

OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD to Begin 9/13 at Royal Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

After an extensive tour across the U.K., including a sensational season in London, and fresh from a sold-out run at the prestigious Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis earlier this spring, Max Stafford-Clark's acclaimed revival of Timberlake Wertenbaker's Olivier Award-winning play, OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD, will play a strictly limited engagement at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, September 13 - October 26, 2014. (more...)

Original Casts to Record TRIBES, DIRTY BLONDE, I AM MY OWN WIFE and More for L.A. Theatre Works' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

L.A. Theatre Works celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014-15 with a season of ten radio-theater productions, each recorded by a star-studded cast in front of a live audience for future radio broadcast, distribution on CD, digital download and online streaming. All performances take place at the 300-seat, acoustically vibrant James Bridges Theater located on the campus of UCLA in West Los Angeles. In addition, the company heads out on its 10th annual national tour. (more...)

World Premiere of Richard Bean's PITCAIRN to Be Performed at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Award-winning playwright Richard Bean unveils the second of his three world premieres to be staged this year, and renews his collaboration with acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark for Pitcairn at Chichester, prior to London and a national tour. (more...)

CLOWN BAR Extends Through 8/23 at The Box
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Award-winning Pipeline Theatre Company announces the extension of its critically acclaimed production of CLOWN BAR by Adam Szymkowicz, with music & additional lyrics by Adam Overett. Directed by Andrew Neisler, performances will now run through August 23 at legendary clown haunt The Box. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Royal Shakespeare Company's CHRISTMAS TRUCE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Full casting is announced for the world premiere of Phil Porter's new play, The Christmas Truce. Inspired by the real events of the First World War exactly 100 years ago and directed by Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman (more...)

RSC Announces Debates and Talks Inspired by ROARING GIRLS Season; Sets MIDSUMMER MISCHIEF Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Details are announced for a series of debates and talks chaired by Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman, to take place in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon in response to the Royal Shakespeare Company's summer season of work. (more...)

CLOWN BAR Will Transfer to The Box, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

After a critically acclaimed and extended run in 2013, Award-winning Pipeline Theatre Company will present an encore engagement of CLOWN BAR by Adam Szymkowicz, with music & additional lyrics by Adam Overett. Originally announced to return to its original venue, the production will instead transfer to longtime clown haunt The Box beginning June 14. Opening is slated for June 21. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Dark and Timely THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE at Constellation Theatre
by Andrew White - May 04, 2014

Constellation's spell-binding production of Timberlake Wertenbaker's The Love of the Nightingale may have an old-fashioned name or two, but it is as timely a production as you will ever see. Director Allison Arkell Stockman understands that Greek mythology, like tragedy itself, is a canvas upon which we paint our darkest fears and ponder their meaning. The play paints a complex picture in which victims, bystanders and perpetrators compete for the audience's sympathy; and with Constellation's consistently strong performances, the journey is one of the most thought- provoking I have seen this season. (more...)

Bowe, Gemmell And Legrand In RSC's MIDSUMMER MISCHIEF, June/July 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Casting is announced for the four new plays of Midsummer Mischief - a festival inspired by the original ethos and spirit of The Other Place under the leadership of Buzz Goodbody. The plays will be performed in repertoire in a purpose-built temporary studio on the current Courtyard Theatre stage in Stratford-upon-Avon from 14 June - 12 July 2014, with a press day on the 21 June before all four plays transfer to the Royal Court Theatre (more...)

HIGHTIDE FESTIVAL 2014 Presents Nick Payne, Harry Melling & More, Now thru April 19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

? Four premiere productions by Elinor Cook, Harry Melling, Dan LeFranc and Nick Payne. (more...)

Pipeline's CLOWN BAR Will Return for Extended Run, 5/10-7/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

After a critically acclaimed and extended run in 2013, Award-winning Pipeline Theatre Company will present an encore engagement of CLOWN BAR by Adam Szymkowicz, with music & additional lyrics by Adam Overett. Staged in a Lower East Side 'dive' bar, this environmental production is directed by Andrew Neisler. Previews begin May 10 at Parkside Lounge with opening slated for June 6. (more...)

THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN and More Set for Fourth Monkey Theatre's Spring 2014 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Following its successful transfer of the Edinburgh Fringe hit The Peculiar Tale of Pablo Picasso and the Mona Lisa to the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre in February and its current Marlowe450 season at Canterbury's Marlowe Theatre, the Fourth Monkey Theatre Company can now reveal the remainder of its spring programme. (more...)

RSC to Present First MIDSUMMER MISCHIEF FESTIVAL, June 14-July 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Inspired by the original ethos and spirit of The Other Place under the leadership of Buzz Goodbody, and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original building in 1974, the Royal Shakespeare Company presents the first Midsummer Mischief Festival, led by Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman. It runs 14 June - 12 July 2014. (more...)

UCT Drama to Present Mnouchkine's MEPHISTO Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

The University of Cape Town Drama Department will present MEPHISTO by Ariane Mnouchkine translated by Timberlake Wertenbaker at the Arena Theatre (at 37 Orange Street, Gardens) next month. Directed by Christopher Weare, a large cast of graduating students bring this exciting production to the stage. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT, ROMEO & JULIET and More Set for TAM's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

The British are coming to Monmouth for Theater at Monmouth's 45th season. The British Invasion, running from June 28 through September 28, 2014, features a line-up of plays from England's greatest playwrights. (more...)

THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN and More Set for Fourth Monkey Theatre's Spring 2014 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Following its successful transfer of the Edinburgh Fringe hit The Peculiar Tale of Pablo Picasso and the Mona Lisa to the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre in February and its current Marlowe450 season at Canterbury's Marlowe Theatre, the Fourth Monkey Theatre Company can now reveal the remainder of its spring programme. (more...)

Tony Winner Rosemary Harris to Star in Roundabout Theatre's INDIAN INK this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris will play the role of 'Eleanor Swan' in the Off-Broadway premiere of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink, directed by Carey Perloff. The production will begin performances on September 4 and open Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Centre for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). (more...)

Shattered Globe's OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD to Run 1/9-2/22 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Following its hit production Other People's Money, Shattered Globe Theatre will continue its 2013-14 season with Timberlake Wertenbaker's six-time Tony Award-nominated and Olivier Award-winning drama OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD, directed by Roger Smart, playing January 9 - February 22, 2014 at its new artistic home Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. The press performance is Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 3 pm. (more...)

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