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Olympia Dukakis, Bill Irwin & Carey Perloff Set for 'Why Theater Matters' Panel at 92Y, 4/1Olympia Dukakis, Bill Irwin & Carey Perloff Set for 'Why Theater Matters' Panel at 92Y, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

A panel of theater's great advocates and innovators-Carey Perloff, artistic director of San Francisco's legendary American Conservatory Theater, whose new book is Beautiful Chaos; the multiple award-winning actor, director and producer Olympia Dukakis; and Bill Irwin (who won a Tony Award for his appearance as George in the revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf and received the first ever New Victory Arts Award for 'bringing the arts to kids and the kids to arts')-join former New York Times theater critic Margo Jefferson for an evening of enlightened and inspiring discussion about why theater matters and how theater fits into today's tech-infused world. (more...)

Blackbird Theatre Announces Premiere of MYTH MusicalBlackbird Theatre Announces Premiere of MYTH Musical
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 4, 2015

?After four critically acclaimed seasons, Nashville's Blackbird Theater will produce what company founders call their 'magnum opus,' the new musical Myth, set for a world premiere run July 16-26. (more...)

Lisa D'Amour, Heidi Schreck & More Among Finalists for 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize; Ceremony Set for TodayLisa D'Amour, Heidi Schreck & More Among Finalists for 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize; Ceremony Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize previously announced 12 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. The winner of the 2014-2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize will be named at the Awards Presentation today, March 2 in New York City. (more...)

Cinnabar to Stage Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA, 4/3-19Cinnabar to Stage Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA, 4/3-19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Cinnabar Theater, the beloved professional theater in Sonoma County, proudly presents Tom Stoppard's masterpiece Arcadia. A dazzling play that is equal parts comedy, mystery, and love story, Arcadia opens Friday, April 3 and runs through Sunday, April 19. In this brilliant and witty show, which won London's coveted Olivier Award, 12 talented actors take you on a thrilling ride through two centuries of passion, poetry, and science. Director Sheri Lee Miller delighted audiences with sold-out hits such as Of Mice & Men, The Price, and La Cage aux Folles. Now she's back to stage this remarkable play of heady ideas and heartfelt emotion. (more...)

A.C.T.'s Carey Perloff to Talk 'BEAUTIFUL CHAOS' Memoir and More at Steppenwolf Theatre, 4/6A.C.T.'s Carey Perloff to Talk 'BEAUTIFUL CHAOS' Memoir and More at Steppenwolf Theatre, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents Artistic Director Martha Lavey and Steppenwolf ensemble member Frank Galati in conversation with Carey Perloff on the occasion of Perloff's memoir, 'Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater', Monday, April 6 at 5pm in the Garage Theater (1624 N Halsted St). (more...)

The Wilma Theater's HAMLET Begins 3/25The Wilma Theater's HAMLET Begins 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Wilma will produce what many believe to be the greatest play written by Shakespeare, and many others consider the greatest play written in the English language. The fight for the throne of Denmark, quest for moral righteousness, and complexities of vengeance will be reexamined on our stage with resonances to contemporary society. The title character in Shakespeare's tragedy will be played by the powerful actress Zainab Jah, who appeared as Prudence in last season's production of The Convert. Immediately following Hamlet, the Wilma will stage Tom Stoppard's now classic behind-the-scenes comedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, both directed by Wilma Artistic Director Blanka Zizka and using the same company of actors. (more...)

American Conservatory Theater's Carey Perloff to Speak at The Old Globe Next MonthAmerican Conservatory Theater's Carey Perloff to Speak at The Old Globe Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Old Globe will present a one-night-only free event, Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Carey Perloff, on Sunday, March 15 at 4:00 p.m. (more...)

OCTA Announces 41st Season: SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE, GOOD PEOPLE, and MoreOCTA Announces 41st Season: SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE, GOOD PEOPLE, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

The Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA) Board of Directors has announced its 41st season for 2015-2016, unveiling a balance of genres and directors that promise to propel the theatre into the next phase of its success. (more...)

Trevor Nunn to Direct Drama School Students in TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONATrevor Nunn to Direct Drama School Students in TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA
by Tori Leiber - Feb 19, 2015

Internationally acclaimed director, Trevor Nunn will direct drama school students in a production of TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA. The play will open at The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre on April 30 and run until May 12. (more...)

Remy Bumppo to Stage Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES, 3/25-5/3Remy Bumppo to Stage Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES, 3/25-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Toss together James Joyce, Vladimir Lenin, and Dadaist poet Tristan Tzara in Zurich in 1917 (where they really were), throw in limericks and lyrics and The Importance of Being Earnest, then shred the whole melange through the mixed-up mind of an aging British civil servant (who has a big grudge against Joyce concerning a pair of trousers), and you've entered the Wilde-ly witty world of Travesties. (more...)

LB Playhouse Presents THE REAL THINGLB Playhouse Presents THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

Long Beach Playhouse presents Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING. Tom Stoppard, author of Shakespeare in Love and several other well-regarded contemporary works, takes aim at truth, fiction, romantic illusions and the realities of relationships in his play The Real Thing. First produced in 1982, the play draws on pop culture allusions and other plays and playwrights in its quest to examine marriage, fidelity and infidelity. (more...)

Cinnabar to Present ROME & JULIET, 'CHARLIE BROWN' and More in Coming MonthsCinnabar to Present ROME & JULIET, 'CHARLIE BROWN' and More in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Cinnabar Theater, the beloved professional theater in Sonoma County, has announced exciting and enriching activities for local youth. From summer camps with Beauty and the Beast to discounted professional performances of Arcadia and Falstaff to youth productions of Romeo & Juliet and You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, there are abundant opportunities for kids to enjoy the arts. (more...)

Shakespeare Uncovered Preview: ROMEO AND JULIET with Joseph FiennesShakespeare Uncovered Preview: ROMEO AND JULIET with Joseph Fiennes
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 10, 2015

In the final episode of Shakespeare Uncovered - Series II, Joseph Fiennes takes a look at Shakespeare's most often performed play, Romeo and Juliet, and the relevance it has in our world today. It is the story of two teenagers whose deep, profound love heals a deeply pathetic hatred between warring families and leaves the audience with a puzzling redemption. Love and death, conflict and pride, this play has it all. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen THE HARD PROBLEM & CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA/PAGLIACCI in HD in AprilRidgefield Playhouse to Screen THE HARD PROBLEM & CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA/PAGLIACCI in HD in April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Going to London's National Theatre and New York's Metropolitan Opera to see world-class productions is as easy as going to The Ridgefield Playhouse. On Thursday, April 16, at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. on the big screen simulcast Live in HD, the award-winning play by Tom Stoppard, The Hard Problem, will expose the troubling question of where psychology and biology meet. Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana/Leoncavallo's Pagliacci is a double bill starring Marcelo Álvarez on Saturday, April 25, at 12:30 p.m. (more...)

Sarah Victoria Bennett's THE FOX AND BOULDER to Begin 3/13 at Ophelia TheaterSarah Victoria Bennett's THE FOX AND BOULDER to Begin 3/13 at Ophelia Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2015

The Fox and Boulder, written and directed by Sarah Victoria Bennett, will be presented by Ophelia Theatre Group on Fridays and Saturdays: March 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 at 8pm and Sundays: March 15, 22, 29 at 6pm. (more...)

Billy Porter Will Lead All-Male TAMING OF THE SHREW at Shakespeare Theatre Company; Full Season Announced!Billy Porter Will Lead All-Male TAMING OF THE SHREW at Shakespeare Theatre Company; Full Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

With the third and fourth shows of the Shakespeare Theatre Company's current season underway, Artistic Director Michael Kahn announced today the Company's 2015-2016 Season. Kahn has put together a season of contrasts and striking new voices, with international directors and adaptors bringing provocative approaches to the classics to Washington, D.C. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, Noel Coward Theatre, February 5 2015BWW Reviews: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, Noel Coward Theatre, February 5 2015
by Gary Naylor - Feb 6, 2015

Gary Naylor sees a magnificently staged adaptation of a film that charmed cinema audiences and critics in 1998 and is now repeating the trick for theatregoers in 2015. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth Celebrates 46th Anniversary This YearTheater at Monmouth Celebrates 46th Anniversary This Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

In 2015, Theater at Monmouth celebrates not only 46 years of producing classic theatre, but also 46 years of providing access to engaging arts education experiences for our community. (more...)

CCPA to Present AN EVENING OF FARCES, 2/13-15CCPA to Present AN EVENING OF FARCES, 2/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

City Circle Acting Company of will present a double-bill of British comedies February 13-15 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. The program consists of Tom Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound and Peter Shaffer's Black Comedy. Performances of An Evening of Farces are Friday, February 13 and Saturday, February 14 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, February 15 at 2pm. (more...)

Lisa D'Amour, Heidi Schreck & More Named Finalists for 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn PrizeLisa D'Amour, Heidi Schreck & More Named Finalists for 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 12 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. Chosen from over 150 nominated plays, the Finalists are: (more...)

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