Tom Stoppard News

Date of Birth: July 03, 1937 (79)
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BWW Review: THE HARD PROBLEM  at Studio TheatreBWW Review: THE HARD PROBLEM at Studio Theatre
by Jenny Minich - Jan 18, 2017

The Hard Problem is the brainchild of Czechoslovakian-born British playwright Sir Tom Stoppard. Contrary to all scientific intelligence, Hilary clings to the mysterious. In the spirit of the scientific method, the audience must as: but why? As Dramaturg Lauren Halvorsen notes so concisely, “the tension between knowledge and mystery pervades the play.” (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Announces Its 2017 SeasonThe Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Announces Its 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey announces its 2017 lineup after completing an immensely successful 2016 season that was repeatedly featured in "Top Ten Productions of 2016" listings, such as The Star-Ledger, The Wall Street Journal, and NJ Arts. The 2017 season promises to be a thrilling one, featuring beloved classics, as well as an epic new work. The Theatre is especially proud to be the first theatre in the Northeast to present Shakespeare in Love by Lee Hall, the new play based on the Academy Award-winning film by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard with music by Paddy Cunneen. The new stage adaptation is one of five plays to appear on STNJ's Main Stage in 2017 and will be accompanied with works by Moliere, Shakespeare and Joe Orton.  (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THINGAurora Theatre Company Extends Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional week of performances for THE REAL THING, Tom Stoppard's (The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) timeless comedy about an all-too-witty playwright who succumbs to the emotional ravages he puts his characters through. Timothy Near ("Master Harold"…and the boys) returns to Aurora to helm this Tony Award-winner for Best Play (1984) and Best Revival of a Play (2000), featuring Elijah Alexander, Liz Sklar, Carrie Paff (This Is How It Goes, A Delicate Balance, Collapse),Tommy Gorrebeeck (The Monster-Builder, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale), Seann Gallagher, and Emily Radosevich. THE REAL THING now plays through March 5th (added performances: Tuesday, February 28, 7pm; Wednesday, March 1, 8pm; Thursday, March 2, 8pm; Friday, March 3, 8pm; Saturday, March 4, 8pm; Sunday, March 5, 2pm, 7pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

BWW Interview:  Mia Barron in HURRICANE DIANE at TRTBWW Interview: Mia Barron in HURRICANE DIANE at TRT
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 17, 2017

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Mia Barron about her career and Two River Theater's production of 'Hurricane Diane' that is now onstage through February 12th. The show is a commissioned world premiere written by Madeleine George and directed by Leigh Silverman. The production features choreography by Sonya Tayeh and original music by The Bengsons. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEADFull Cast Announced for ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Further casting is today announced for Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead which previews from Saturday 25 February with a press night on Tuesday 7 March. (more...)

Austin Shakespeare to Stage Harold Pinter's OLD TIMES in the RoundAustin Shakespeare to Stage Harold Pinter's OLD TIMES in the Round
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Austin Shakespeare seats the audience in the round for Harold Pinter's Old Times at The Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions Announces Cast and Creative Team for NORTHSIDE HOLLOWAmphibian Stage Productions Announces Cast and Creative Team for NORTHSIDE HOLLOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Amphibian Stage Productions announces the cast and creative team for its first main stage play of the 2017 season, Northside Hollow by Jonathan Fielding and Brenda Withers. Starring Jim Jorgensen and Jordan Sobel, the play runs Friday, February 10 through Sunday, March 5 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions. Supporting artists include Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso and Jake Nice.  (more...)

English Touring Theatre Announces Richard Twyman's Inaugural Season As Artistic DirectorEnglish Touring Theatre Announces Richard Twyman's Inaugural Season As Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Richard Twyman today announces his inaugural season as Artistic Director of English Touring Theatre which includes a series of first-time collaborations with theatres, theatre companies and artists.  (more...)

David Haig Joins Daniel Radcliffe in ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at The Old VicDavid Haig Joins Daniel Radcliffe in ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Vic today announces that David Haig will join Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 1/6; Video Highlights, Editor Spotlights, Reviews and More!Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 1/6; Video Highlights, Editor Spotlights, Reviews and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 6, 2017

As we start our new year, we are offering a more comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which will now include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature AMELIE in Los Angeles, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN in Louisville, wrap-ups and previews of past and upcoming seasons and more.  Check out our top features below! (more...)

Chicago Premiere of TRANSIT OF VENUS Opens 2/17Chicago Premiere of TRANSIT OF VENUS Opens 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) continue the company's 36th season with the Chicago premiere of Transit of Venus by Canadian playwright Maureen Hunter. Performances run February 17-March 12, 2017 at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey (enter on Marshfield), Chicago. (more...)

BWW Review: ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at Kentucky ShakespeareBWW Review: ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at Kentucky Shakespeare
by Keith Waits - Jan 5, 2017

Watching the current production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead from Kentucky Shakespeare was like seeing it for the first time, it's that fresh and smart. Tom Stoppard's post-modern masterpiece is absurdist and existential; catnip for academics in search of thesis projects concerning mid-Twentieth Century theatre, and director Amy Attaway's production is all of that, but also a deeply satisfying entertainment. You'll laugh a lot while you're in the theatre, and be thinking about the play long after you have left. (more...)

Get Ready for Slamming Doors and Sardines! Segal Centre to Present NOISES OFFGet Ready for Slamming Doors and Sardines! Segal Centre to Present NOISES OFF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The Segal Centre will present the widely popular comedy Noises Off by Michael Frayn. The shenanigans unfold both onstage and off in this classic play-within-a-play where lovers scheme, doors slam, clothes spontaneously fly off, and unbelievable hijinks ensue. The winner of multiple 'Best Play' awards, Noises Off will be on the Segal stage for three weeks only, January 29 through February 19. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering the Great Men We Lost in 2016Photo Flash: Remembering the Great Men We Lost in 2016
by Walter McBride - Jan 2, 2017

As we enter the new year, it is important to remember those we have lost in the preceding twelve months. From actors, to directors, to international pop stars, join us as BroadwayWorld remembers all the great men we lost in 2016. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Welcome Tony Walton for 'Dramalogue' SeriesPalm Beach Dramaworks to Welcome Tony Walton for 'Dramalogue' Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Tony Walton, who has designed sets and costumes for film, opera, ballet, and television but is perhaps best known for his extensive work in theatre, will appear live, onstage at Palm Beach Dramaworks on Tuesday, January 3, to discuss his distinguished career with J. Barry Lewis as part of the popular series Dramalogue - Talking Theatre! The program will be presented twice, at 2pm and 7pm, at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. (more...)

Lisa O'Hare and Richard E. Grant to 'Dance All Night' in MY FAIR LADY at Lyric Opera of ChicagoLisa O'Hare and Richard E. Grant to 'Dance All Night' in MY FAIR LADY at Lyric Opera of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that film star Richard E. Grant and Broadway standout Lisa O'Hare will star as Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle in Lyric Opera's grand-scale production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's My Fair Lady, April 28-May 21, 2017 (press opening April 29). (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Presents the Philadelphia Premiere of INFORMED CONSENTLantern Theater Company Presents the Philadelphia Premiere of INFORMED CONSENT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Lantern Theater Company kicks off the new year with the Philadelphia premiere of Informed Consent by acclaimed playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer. (more...)

CONSTELLATIONS Continues The Wilma Theater 2016/2017 SeasonCONSTELLATIONS Continues The Wilma Theater 2016/2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

The story of boy meets girl is turned on its head as playwright Nick Payne launches it into the quantum multiverse in Constellations. The possibility that multiple versions of our world exist is drawn out through the relationship of theoretical physicist Marianne and beekeeper Roland. (more...)

Kentucky Shakespeare's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD to Play The Kentucky CenterKentucky Shakespeare's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD to Play The Kentucky Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Kentucky Shakespeare's production of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead will play The Kentucky Center's Bomhard Theatre (501 W. Main Street, Louisville). (more...)

TWAS THE NIGHT at the Long Island Theatre CollectiveTWAS THE NIGHT at the Long Island Theatre Collective
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Ian Sullivan, Artistic Director of The Long Island Theatre Collective is very excited about their 2016-2017 season: "We are proud to present two world premier pieces from excellent young playwrights and a modern American classic written by one of our countries most prolific voices...they feature distinctly American voices and American stories and are incredibly relevant." (more...)

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