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Tony Winner Joanna Gleason Joins Cast of Showtime's THE AFFAIRTony Winner Joanna Gleason Joins Cast of Showtime's THE AFFAIR
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2015

Joanna Gleason has joined the cast of Showtime's critically-acclaimed drama THE AFFAIR in a recurring role. (more...)

BWW Preview: 2015 SHAW FESTIVALBWW Preview: 2015 SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - May 22, 2015

The 2015 Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario is shaping up to be a great mix of Shavian classics, an American musical, Canadian premieres and cutting edge modern day drama. Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell will be leaving after the 2016 Season and is working hard to program an uniquely balanced season, while also hoping to fulfill all of her artistic desires before her tenure ends. The company mandate is: ' The Shaw Festival is a theatre company inspired by the work of Bernard Shaw. We produce plays from and about his era and contemporary plays that share Shaw's provocative exploration of society and celebration of humanity.' (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions to Present THE HARD PROBLEM, 6/3Amphibian Stage Productions to Present THE HARD PROBLEM, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Amphibian Stage Productions will show a film of the National Theatre of London's production of The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard on Wednesday May 20 at 2pm and 7pm in partnership with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.  This will be the fifth National Theatre Live showing of Amphibian's 2015 season. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

Summer Stages: Theatrical Happenings in Maine 2015Summer Stages: Theatrical Happenings in Maine 2015
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - May 20, 2015

After the impossibly long winter, summer is finally coming to Maine shores, woods, and towns. And along with summer outdoors fun, comes the return of summer theatre. Maine is blessed to have a wide selected of professional and community playhouses from which to choose. Here is but a small sampling: (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Honor Jack O'Brien, Martha Plimpton & Off-Broadway AngelsRed Bull Theater to Honor Jack O'Brien, Martha Plimpton & Off-Broadway Angels
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Jesse Berger, Artistic Director, Jim Bredeson Managing Director, and the Board of Trustees of Red Bull Theater are pleased to announce the Seventh Annual RUNNING OF THE RED BULLS BENEFIT on Monday June 15th, at 6pm, celebrating their 12th Season and honoring Jack O'Brien, Martha Plimpton and the Off-Broadway Angels with the 2015 Matador Awards For Excellence In Classical Theater (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN Comes to Life at FolgerBWW Reviews: ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN Comes to Life at Folger
by Itai Yasur - May 19, 2015

Far before the first lines are spoken director Aaron Posner, known for his unique reinventions of classics, and his creative team have created a new home for Stoppard's absurd spin on Shakespeare, and while doing so have breathed life into a classic nearing its 50th anniversary. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEADPhoto Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Folger Theatre concludes its highly successful 2014/15 season with Tom Stoppard's fabulously inventive, existentialist tragicomedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Directed by four-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Aaron Posner (Stoppard's Arcadia, The Taming of the Shrew at Folger), this modern classic will play at Folger Theatre now through June 21, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Coming to Theaters This June!THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Coming to Theaters This June!
by Movies News Desk - May 12, 2015

Peter Morgan's The Audience, starring Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Helen Mirren and directed by Stephen Daldry, along with an exclusive Q&A, comes to select U.S. cinemas on Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m. local time. (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Project's Senior Youth Repertory Company to Present RHINOCEROS, 5/15-24New Hampshire Theatre Project's Senior Youth Repertory Company to Present RHINOCEROS, 5/15-24
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Directed by Robin Fowler, Rhinoceros is a play that from its inception has challenged the status quo. One of the major influences of absurdist theatre, Ionesco's play still resonates with its themes of blind conformity, totalitarianism, metamorphosis, love, despair, and death. The illogical comedy of Rhinoceros hits on many touchstones of the human experience, feeling both familiar and incredibly alien at the same time. (more...)

HAMILTON Sweeps Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Awards- ALL the Winners!HAMILTON Sweeps Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Awards- ALL the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2015

The Off-Broadway League recently announced nominations in 18 categories for the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards are being handed out tonight, Sunday, May 10, 2015 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00 PM EST, and BroadwayWorld will be updating the winners as they are announced! (more...)

Lucille Lortel Awards Ceremony to Take Place Tonight; HAMILTON Leads Nominations with a Record-Breaking 12Lucille Lortel Awards Ceremony to Take Place Tonight; HAMILTON Leads Nominations with a Record-Breaking 12
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2015

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 18 categories for the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards will be handed out tonight, Sunday, May 10, 2015 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00 PM EST. Check out the full list of nominees below! (more...)

Theater at Monmouth's 2015 Season to Feature Shakespeare, Stoppard & MoreTheater at Monmouth's 2015 Season to Feature Shakespeare, Stoppard & More
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

For 2015 Theater at Monmouth has planned a season of Magic, Murder, and Mayhem! Season 46 peeks into nature of reality and illusion, pokes fun at the foibles and fables of romances young and old, and will prick-up the hairs on the back of your neck. From Shakespeare to Stoppard and Coward to James, the 2015 Season is sure to be a perception-altering ride. (more...)

JCCSF Community Players to Stage Tom Stoppard's THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUNDJCCSF Community Players to Stage Tom Stoppard's THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Community theater returns this summer to the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco with Kris Neely directing Tom Stoppard's hilarious classic whodunit spoof The Real Inspector Hound. (more...)

POLICY OF TRUTH, Starring Nick Wyman and Stephen Kunken, to Screen at SoHo International Film Festival, 5/19POLICY OF TRUTH, Starring Nick Wyman and Stephen Kunken, to Screen at SoHo International Film Festival, 5/19
by Movies News Desk - May 5, 2015

SoHo International Film Festival will be screening the New York premiere of Demos Bizar and GiMe Productions short film, Policy of Truth, on May 19 at 8pm. (more...)

MY PERFECT MIND Set for 2015 Brits Off Broadway Festival at 59E59 TheatersMY PERFECT MIND Set for 2015 Brits Off Broadway Festival at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome acclaimed actor Edward Petherbridge to Brits Off Broadway in MY PERFECT MIND, created by Told by an Idiot, written by Kathryn Hunter, Paul Hunter and Edward Petherbridge, directed by Kathryn Hunter. Produced by Told by an Idiot, Young Vic, and Theatre Royal Plymouth, MY PERFECT MIND begins performances on Wednesday, June 10 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 28.  Press opening is Tuesday, June 16 at 7 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; and Sunday at 3 PM. Please note, there is an additional performance on Sunday, June 21 at 7 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night at La Mama's TRASH CUISINEPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night at La Mama's TRASH CUISINE
by Walter McBride - May 1, 2015

Belarus Free Theatre -- the internationally-acclaimed troupe said by Sir Tom Stoppard to 'defy gravity' -- returns to New York with the U.S. premiere of TRASH CUISINE at La MaMa'sEllen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. This NY presentation of TRASH CUISINE is produced by La MaMa, and is a continued collaboration with The Public Theater in support of Belarus Free Theatre. (more...)

Belarus Free Theatre to Return to New York This Week with TRASH CUISINE at La MaMaBelarus Free Theatre to Return to New York This Week with TRASH CUISINE at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Belarus Free Theatre -- the internationally-acclaimed  troupe said by Sir Tom Stoppard to "defy gravity"  -- returns to New York with the U.S. premiere of TRASH CUISINE at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan, it has been announced by Mia Yoo, La MaMa's Artistic Director. TRASH CUISINE will begin previews April 25, officially open April 29 and run through May 17. This production of TRASH CUISINE marks the first time that Belarus Free Theatre performs its work in English.   (more...)

Peterbrough Players to Present Tom Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEM This SundayPeterbrough Players to Present Tom Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEM This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Acclaimed British Playwright Tom Stoppard's new play, The Hard Problem, will be presented in HD on the big screen at the Peterbrough Players on Sunday, May 3rd at 4 p.m. (more...)

Jonathan Pryce on Tom Stoppard, 'Write Something More Comprehensible'Jonathan Pryce on Tom Stoppard, 'Write Something More Comprehensible'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2015

Jonathan Pryce recently spoke out in defense of theatre audiences and against playwright Tom Stoppard. (more...)

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