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Mercury Theatre Stages SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING, Now thru May 24Mercury Theatre Stages SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING, Now thru May 24
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

Alan Sillitoe's ground-breaking Saturday Night and Sunday Morning will be brought to life this May at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester in a fast-moving stage adaptation by the critically acclaimed writer Amanda Whittington. (more...)

New Rep and BCAP to Stage Walt McGough's PATTERN OF LIFE, 6/14-29New Rep and BCAP to Stage Walt McGough's PATTERN OF LIFE, 6/14-29
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

New Repertory Theatre announces PATTERN OF LIFE by Walt McGough, June 14 through June 29, 2014 at the Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210. PATTERN OF LIFE is co- presented with Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP) and is directed by Bridget Kathleen O'Leary. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Sharon Lockwood and More Star in Alley Theatre's 'VANYA AND SONIA', Beg. TonightJeffrey Bean, Sharon Lockwood and More Star in Alley Theatre's 'VANYA AND SONIA', Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will feature Resident Actor Jeffrey Bean as Vanya, Sharon Lockwood returning to the Alley as Sonia, Alley Artist Josie de Guzman returning as Masha, and Resident Actor Jay Sullivan as Spike. Rounding out the cast and making their Alley debuts are Rachael Holmes as Cassandra and Sarah Nealis as Nina. Jonathan Moscone, Artistic Director of California Shakespeare Theater, helms the production and returns after having directed the Alley's 2011 production of Amadeus. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN Opens TonightCincinnati Shakespeare's THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

This May, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to become one of the first five theaters in the United States to 'Complete the Canon' by producing all 38 plays by William Shakespeare. The final play needed to 'Complete the Canon' is William Shakespeare's 'The Two Noble Kinsmen', which CSC will open tonight, May 2, 2014. This production is generously sponsored by Charles Parsons and Bill McKim and the Canon Club. The design sponsor is PNC Bank. (more...)

Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater Co-Host 2014 Obie Awards Tonight; Harvey Fierstein and More to Present!Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater Co-Host 2014 Obie Awards Tonight; Harvey Fierstein and More to Present!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper, will hold the 59th Annual Obie Awards tonight, Monday, May 19, 2014, at Webster Hall in the East Village, 125 East 11th Street. The Obies will be co-hosted by the distinguished actress Tamara Tunie, whose many memorable stage performances include the lead in the Public Theater's Troilus and Cressida, while her film and television credits include Devil's Advocate, FLIGHT, City Hall, Snake Eyes, Eve's Bayou, The Caveman's Valentine, The Red Road, 'Law and Order: SVU', '24', 'Sex and The City', 'NYPD Blue'. (more...)

Glenn Close to Return to Broadway Opposite Lithgow, Duncan, Balaban, Higgins & Plimpton in Edward Albee's A DELICATE BALANCEGlenn Close to Return to Broadway Opposite Lithgow, Duncan, Balaban, Higgins & Plimpton in Edward Albee's A DELICATE BALANCE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, and Martha Plimpton will star in a new Broadway production of Edward Albee's A DELICATE BALANCE this fall at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). The production, which will be directed by Pam MacKinnon, begins previewsMonday, October 20 and plays an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, February 22, 2015. Opening night is Thursday, November 20. (more...)

TWELFTH NIGHT, THE WINTER'S TALE and More to Run at the Dell, June 7-August 31TWELFTH NIGHT, THE WINTER'S TALE and More to Run at the Dell, June 7-August 31
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

During the summer month weekends, the Royal Shakespeare Company's outdoor theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, The Dell, will play host to a range of lively student, community and semi-professional productions. Performances kick off on Saturday 7 June, and continue until Sunday 31 August. (more...)

Neil Morrissey to Join Cast of West End's RELATIVE VALUES, 26 MayNeil Morrissey to Join Cast of West End's RELATIVE VALUES, 26 May
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Neil Morrissey will join the cast of RELATIVE VALUES, at the Harold Pinter Theatre, from Monday 26th May until Saturday 21st June, taking over the role of Crestwell from Rory Bremner, whose 10 week run ends on Saturday 24th May. (more...)

At the Helm! BWW Rounds Up This Season's Broadway DirectorsAt the Helm! BWW Rounds Up This Season's Broadway Directors
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 9, 2014

Broadway stars might boast the biggest fan-bases, but without their directors, the vehicle driving their talents could easily swerve off the tracks. Keeping the runaway train at bay are season's bold Broadway 'conductors'. Scroll down to learn more about this season's intrepid and imaginative leaders! (more...)

Julie Taymor Joins Drama Desk's 2014 Sardi's Luncheon Panel WHY SHAKESPEARE? WHY NOW?, 4/4Julie Taymor Joins Drama Desk's 2014 Sardi's Luncheon Panel WHY SHAKESPEARE? WHY NOW?, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

The Drama Desk's annual Spring Luncheon/Panel Discussion at Sardi's Eugenia Room, 234 West 44th St., on Friday, April 4, will try to answer the questions 'Why Shakespeare? Why Now?' with a distinguished lineup of guests, including actor Michael Pennington (who plays 'King Lear' at Theatre for a New Audience's new home in Brooklyn); Scott Shepherd (featured in Wooster Group's 'Cry, Trojans! Troilus and Cressida'); Julie Taymor ('Midsummer Night's Dream' at Theatre for a New Audience); and director Daniel Sullivan, whose acclaimed Shakespeare staging of 'The Comedy of Errors' enlivened last summer's Shakespeare in the Park season. Carol Rocamora, a renowned playwright/critic and educator, will serve as moderator. (more...)

Henry Godinez Directs WATER BY THE SPOONFUL at the Court Theatre, Now thru 4/6Henry Godinez Directs WATER BY THE SPOONFUL at the Court Theatre, Now thru 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Court Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season with the Chicago premiere of Water by the Spoonful written by Quiara Alegria Hudes, and directed by Henry Godinez. Water by the Spoonful will run tonight, March 6 - April 6, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents EXODUS: DREAMS OF THE PROMISED LAND IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA, 4/5Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents EXODUS: DREAMS OF THE PROMISED LAND IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts presents Exodus: Dreams of the Promised Land in Antebellum America featuring The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble with guest actors Rosalyn Coleman Williams and Jennifer Rau. The Script and Stage Direction is by Erica Gould and Jessica Gould did the program concept and dramaturgy. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Stage UK Premiere of ALMOST NEAR, March 30-April 15Finborough Theatre to Stage UK Premiere of ALMOST NEAR, March 30-April 15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Samuel Julyan, in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre, presents the UK premiere of ALMOST NEAR by Pamela Carter. The production is directed by Audrey Sheffield, with design by Fly Davis, lighting design by Peter Small, and sound design by Max Pappenheim. The cast features Mariam Haque, Amy Loughton, Tom McCall, Kate Miles, Oliver Mott, Adam Philps, and Michael Sheldon. (more...)

More Than LBJ! Meet the Full Company of ALL THE WAY, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!More Than LBJ! Meet the Full Company of ALL THE WAY, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 5, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, is currently in previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. The production officially opens on Thursday, March 6, 2014 for a strictly limited engagement. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast of ALL THE WAY, plus watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Stevenson To Return To Young Vic In HAPPY DAYS In 2015Stevenson To Return To Young Vic In HAPPY DAYS In 2015
by Carrie Dunn - Mar 25, 2014

Juliet Stevenson returns to the Young Vic in February 2015 to reprise her mesmerising performance as Winnie in Natalie Abrahami's acclaimed production of Happy Days which sold out its first run in the Main House. David Beames returns to play Willie in a limited five-week run of Samuel Beckett's existential masterpiece. (more...)

The Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 4/11-19The Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 4/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Pacific Northwest Ballet continues its 2013-2014 season with George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream. A complete delight for all ages, this full-length ballet is based on William Shakespeare's comedy about the romantic adventures, quarrels and reunions of two pairs of mortal lovers and the king and queen of the fairies. Balanchine's Midsummer, which New York City Ballet premiered in 1962, was the first original evening-length ballet he choreographed in America. Staged by PNB Founding Artistic Director Francia Russell, PNB's production is an enchanted landscape where misunderstandings and mayhem weave tangled paths through the opulent layers of Martin Pakledinaz's designs and Balanchine's marvelously crafted partnerings. All ends well in Act II's wedding festivities with the recognition of ideal love, tenderly portrayed in an exquisite pas de deux. A Midsummer Night's Dream plays for eight performances only, April 11-19 at McCaw Hall at Seattle Center Tickets start at $28 and may be purchased by calling the PNB Box Office at 206. 441.2424, online at PNB.org, or in person at the PNB Box Office at 301 Mercer Street. (more...)

Profiles Theatre Announces Extension for Midwest Premiere of COCK thru 5/25Profiles Theatre Announces Extension for Midwest Premiere of COCK thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Profiles Theatre announces an extension for their Midwest premiere of Cock by Mike Bartlett, directed by Artistic Director Darrell W. Cox. The production opened February 20, 2014 and will extend for an additional seven weeks through May 25, 2014. Original cast members Eleni Pappageorge, Christopher Sheard and Jake Szczepaniak continue their roles with Torrey Hanson joining the cast beginning April 10, 2014. Performances are held at The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. (more...)

Public Theater's Steven Soderbergh-Helmed THE LIBRARY with Chloe Grace Moretz Begins Previews 3/25Public Theater's Steven Soderbergh-Helmed THE LIBRARY with Chloe Grace Moretz Begins Previews 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The Public Theater will begin previews for the world premiere of THE LIBRARY on Tuesday, March 25, written by award-winning writer Scott Z. Burns. Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh, THE LIBRARY will run through Sunday, April 27, in The Public's Newman Theater, with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 15. (more...)

Ralph Fiennes to Star in MAN AND SUPERMAN in the West End, Spring 2015Ralph Fiennes to Star in MAN AND SUPERMAN in the West End, Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, Ralph Fiennes will return to the National Theatre to star as 'John Tanner' in George Bernard Shaw's MAN AND SUPERMAN next spring. The play will be directed by Simon Godwin, who has worked at both the National Theatre and the Royal Court. (more...)

COMMUNIQUE N10 to Open 4/25 at the Cutting Ball TheaterCOMMUNIQUE N10 to Open 4/25 at the Cutting Ball Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Cutting Ball Theater closes its 15th season with the American Premiere of COMMUNIQUE N10 by French playwright Samuel Gallet, in a translation by Cutting Ball Artistic director Rob Melrose, who also helms this new work. Featuring Damien Seperi, Ponder Goddard, Maura Halloran, Wiley Naman Strasser, Paris Hunter Paul, Hugo Cabajal, and Aaron Malberg, COMMUNIQUE N10 plays April 25 through May 25 (Press opening: May 1) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. (more...)

Reg E. Cathey Joins Cast of EXODUS, Playing Fraunces Tavern Museum Flag Gallery, 4/5Reg E. Cathey Joins Cast of EXODUS, Playing Fraunces Tavern Museum Flag Gallery, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

REG E. CATHEY (House of Cards, The Wire) joins the cast of EXODUS: DREAMS OF THE PROMISED LAND IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA, playing multiple roles including Solomon Northrup (Twelve Years a Slave) and the Abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The cast also includes ROSALYN COLEMAN WILLIAMS (The Mountaintop, Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson) in multiple roles including Elizabeth Keckley (familiar to audiences from the movie Lincoln), JENNIFER RAU as Abolitionist Angelina Grimke, and the noted vocal ensemble THE WESTERN WIND. Conceived by Salon/Sanctuary's Founding Artistic Director Jessica Gould to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, EXODUS was originally presented last year in a sold-out performance staged at the historic Fraunces Tavern, the oldest structure in Manhattan. (more...)

BWW's In-Depth Look at the 2014 TONY AWARD Winners!BWW's In-Depth Look at the 2014 TONY AWARD Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 9, 2014

Today, BWW takes an in-depth look at the newly minted winners of theater's most prestigous award! (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN's Sophie Okonedo Wins Tony for Best Featured Actress in a PlayA RAISIN IN THE SUN's Sophie Okonedo Wins Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Play
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

Sophie Okonedo has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for A RAISIN IN THE SUN. This is Sophie Okonedo's first Tony nomination and her Broadway debut. She starred as Cressida in the National Theatre's Troilus and Cressida (1999). Okonedo was nominated for an Academy Award for Hotel Rwanda in 2004 and a Golden Globe for Tsunami: The Aftermath in 2006. (more...)

BWW TV: A RAISIN IN THE SUN's Sophie Okonedo on Winning the 2014 Tony for Best Featured Actress in a PlayBWW TV: A RAISIN IN THE SUN's Sophie Okonedo on Winning the 2014 Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Play
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, Sophie Okonedo has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for A Raisin in the Sun. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to her - hear what Okonedo had to say below! (more...)

Playwrights Foundation to Host 37th Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 7/1827Playwrights Foundation to Host 37th Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 7/1827
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

The Playwrights Foundation's 37th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) will take place July 18-27, 2014 at the Thick House Theater in San Francisco. (more...)

The 9th Camden Fringe is Coming Soon!The 9th Camden Fringe is Coming Soon!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The Camden Fringe returns this summer for a 9th consecutive year, and the 2014 festival will be the biggest yet with over 200 different productions taking part. (more...)

Friedman Benda to Present Christopher Le Brun's First Solo Exhibition in New York in Over 10 Years - MORE POMP! MORE WONDER!, 9/11-10/15Friedman Benda to Present Christopher Le Brun's First Solo Exhibition in New York in Over 10 Years - MORE POMP! MORE WONDER!, 9/11-10/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Friedman Benda is pleased to open the 2014 fall exhibition season with More Pomp! More Wonder! from the celebrated British artist and President of the Royal Academy of Arts, Christopher Le Brun. On view September 11 through October 15, 2014, New Paintings marks Le Brun's first solo exhibition in New York in more than 10 years and his first at Friedman Benda. (more...)

Tom Lister to Join Jodie Prenger in CALAMITY JANE National TourTom Lister to Join Jodie Prenger in CALAMITY JANE National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The Watermill Theatre Newbury, Jamie Wilson, Paul Elliott and Duncan C Weldon are delighted to announce full casting and further touring dates for the forthcoming new production of the musical 'CALAMITY JANE', opening at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury on Thursday 17 July 2014 where it will play until Saturday 6 September 2014 prior to embarking on a national tour that opens at the Plymouth Theatre Royal on Thursday 16 September. Tour schedule attached. More dates to be announced. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company to Present THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED), 7/4-8/24Shakespeare & Company to Present THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED), 7/4-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Shakespeare & Company unleashes its devilish new take on The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield. A hilarious medley of mayhem, comedy, and lunacy, Complete Works is directed by resident funny man Jonathan Croy and features just three actors who play over 750 roles- yes we are kidding-well, sort of. This family friendly show runs in the Tina Packer Playhouse from July 4 - August 24th. Press Opening is Friday, July 11 at 7:00pm. To RSVP or for interview opportunities contact Communications & Press Director Elizabeth Aspenlieder: aspenlieder@shakespeare.org. (more...)

Tina Packer's JULIUS CAESAR to Run 6/27-8/30 at Shakespeare & CompanyTina Packer's JULIUS CAESAR to Run 6/27-8/30 at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Idealism, ambition, conspiracy, honor, greed, betrayal and the lust for power-echoes of our own modern politics-are all on tap in Shakespeare's potent and bloody Julius Caesar. Last performed at the Company in 1993, Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer delivers audiences her 'bare-Bard' production of Caesar, marking its final leg of a three city tour-Orlando, Florida, Prague in the Czech Republic, and now at home in Lenox, with Shakespeare & Company. With 7 actors playing multiple roles this poetry-filled psychological and political thriller follows the conspiracy and assassination of the omnipotent Roman leader, and the consequences that ensue from his brutal murder. Performances run in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre June 27 - August 30.Press Opening is Friday, July 4 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Wooster Group's CRY, TROJANS! (TROILUS & CRESSIDA) Opens TonightWooster Group's CRY, TROJANS! (TROILUS & CRESSIDA) Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

The Wooster Group is currently developing its work CRY, TROJANS! (Troilus & Cressida) in preview performances at The Performing Garage (33 Wooster Street). The Group will celebrate the official premiere tonight, February 27, with the show running through March 9 at REDCAT in Los Angeles. (more...)

Reg E. Cathey Joins Cast of EXODUS, Playing Fraunces Tavern Museum Flag Gallery TodayReg E. Cathey Joins Cast of EXODUS, Playing Fraunces Tavern Museum Flag Gallery Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

REG E. CATHEY (House of Cards, The Wire) joins the cast of EXODUS: DREAMS OF THE PROMISED LAND IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA, playing multiple roles including Solomon Northrup (Twelve Years a Slave) and the Abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The cast also includes ROSALYN COLEMAN WILLIAMS (The Mountaintop, Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson) in multiple roles including Elizabeth Keckley (familiar to audiences from the movie Lincoln), JENNIFER RAU as Abolitionist Angelina Grimke, and the noted vocal ensemble THE WESTERN WIND. Conceived by Salon/Sanctuary's Founding Artistic Director Jessica Gould to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, EXODUS was originally presented last year in a sold-out performance staged at the historic Fraunces Tavern, the oldest structure in Manhattan. (more...)

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents EXODUS: DREAMS OF THE PROMISED LAND IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA TodaySalon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents EXODUS: DREAMS OF THE PROMISED LAND IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts presents Exodus: Dreams of the Promised Land in Antebellum America featuring The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble with guest actors Rosalyn Coleman Williams and Jennifer Rau. The Script and Stage Direction is by Erica Gould and Jessica Gould did the program concept and dramaturgy. (more...)

Cleveland Play House's INFORMED CONSENT Takes to the Second Stage, 4/23-5/18Cleveland Play House's INFORMED CONSENT Takes to the Second Stage, 4/23-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

The 2013-2014 season at Cleveland Play House (CPH) continues with the compelling world premiere production of Deborah Zoe Laufer's Informed Consent. Co-produced with Geva Theatre Center, this incredibly thought-provoking production is inspired by the real life court case between the Havasupai Indian tribe and Arizona State University, and sparks an intriguing debate on both ethicality and morality. Directed by Sean Daniels and Sponsored by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic and MetroHealth, Informed Consent will serve as the centerpiece to CPH's 2014 New Ground Theatre Festival and will run from April 23 - May 18 in the Second Stage. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN Begins TonightCincinnati Shakespeare's THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Cincinnati S This May, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to become one of the first five theaters in the United States to 'Complete the Canon' by producing all 38 plays by William Shakespeare. The final play needed to 'Complete the Canon' is William Shakespeare's 'The Two Noble Kinsmen', which CSC will open on May 2, 2014. This production is generously sponsored by Charles Parsons and Bill McKim and the Canon Club. The design sponsor is PNC Bank. (more...)

Julie Taymor Joins Drama Desk's 2014 Sardi's Luncheon Panel WHY SHAKESPEARE? WHY NOW?, TodayJulie Taymor Joins Drama Desk's 2014 Sardi's Luncheon Panel WHY SHAKESPEARE? WHY NOW?, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

The Drama Desk's annual Spring Luncheon/Panel Discussion at Sardi's Eugenia Room, 234 West 44th St., today, April 4, will try to answer the questions 'Why Shakespeare? Why Now?' with a distinguished lineup of guests, including actor Michael Pennington (who plays 'King Lear' at Theatre for a New Audience's new home in Brooklyn); Scott Shepherd (featured in Wooster Group's 'Cry, Trojans! Troilus and Cressida'); Julie Taymor ('Midsummer Night's Dream' at Theatre for a New Audience); and director Daniel Sullivan, whose acclaimed Shakespeare staging of 'The Comedy of Errors' enlivened last summer's Shakespeare in the Park season. Carol Rocamora, a renowned playwright/critic and educator, will serve as moderator. (more...)

Two River Theater Announces 2014-15 Season, Featuring New Play Written and Helmed by Ruben Santiago-HudsonTwo River Theater Announces 2014-15 Season, Featuring New Play Written and Helmed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the lineup of productions for its 2014/15 Season. The year will include world-premiere plays and musicals that have been developed at the theater, including Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine, a new play written and directed by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson; and Be More Chill, a musical by Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz, adapted from the novel by Ned Vizzini and directed by Scott Ellis. The season will also include a range of world masterpieces and American classics, and work for audiences ages three and up (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Sharon Lockwood and More to Star in Alley Theatre's 'VANYA AND SONIA'; Cast and Creatives Set!Jeffrey Bean, Sharon Lockwood and More to Star in Alley Theatre's 'VANYA AND SONIA'; Cast and Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for recent Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Appearing in titles roles are Resident Actor Jeffrey Bean as Vanya, Sharon Lockwood returning to the Alley as Sonia, Alley Artist Josie de Guzman returning as Masha, and Resident Actor Jay Sullivan as Spike. Rounding out the cast and making their Alley debuts are Rachael Holmes as Cassandra and Sarah Nealis as Nina. Jonathan Moscone, Artistic Director of California Shakespeare Theater, helms the production and returns after having directed the Alley's 2011 production of Amadeus. (more...)

COMMUNIQUE N10 Opens Tonight at the Cutting Ball TheaterCOMMUNIQUE N10 Opens Tonight at the Cutting Ball Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Cutting Ball Theater closes its 15th season with the American Premiere of COMMUNIQUE N10 by French playwright Samuel Gallet, in a translation by Cutting Ball Artistic director Rob Melrose, who also helms this new work. Featuring Damien Seperi, Ponder Goddard, Maura Halloran, Wiley Naman Strasser, Paris Hunter Paul, Hugo Cabajal, and Aaron Malberg, COMMUNIQUE N10 plays tonight, April 25 through May 25 (Press opening: May 1) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. (more...)

Lazarus Theatre to Stage Shakespeare's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA at Camden Fringe and More, Aug 18-Sept 6Lazarus Theatre to Stage Shakespeare's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA at Camden Fringe and More, Aug 18-Sept 6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Following last year's sell out production of The Tragedy of Mariam, Lazarus returns to the Tristan Bates Theatre and to the Camden Fringe for the fifth time, with Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida. (more...)

Ian Bartholomew, Anna Carteret Among Cast of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE World Premiere ProductionIan Bartholomew, Anna Carteret Among Cast of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE World Premiere Production
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. The announcement coincides with the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. (more...)

Carteret And More Announced For SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, Opening JulyCarteret And More Announced For SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, Opening July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. The announcement coincides with the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. (more...)

Cleveland Play House's INFORMED CONSENT Takes to the Second Stage, Now thru 5/18Cleveland Play House's INFORMED CONSENT Takes to the Second Stage, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The 2013-2014 season at Cleveland Play House (CPH) continues with the compelling world premiere production of Deborah Zoe Laufer's Informed Consent. Co-produced with Geva Theatre Center, this incredibly thought-provoking production is inspired by the real life court case between the Havasupai Indian tribe and Arizona State University, and sparks an intriguing debate on both ethicality and morality. Directed by Sean Daniels and Sponsored by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic and MetroHealth, Informed Consent will serve as the centerpiece to CPH's 2014 New Ground Theatre Festival and will run from today, April 23 - May 18 in the Second Stage. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 20Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 20, 2014. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN Opens 5/2Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN Opens 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Cincinnati S This May, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to become one of the first five theaters in the United States to "Complete the Canon" by producing all 38 plays by William Shakespeare. The final play needed to "Complete the Canon" is William Shakespeare's "The Two Noble Kinsmen", which CSC will open on May 2, 2014. This production is generously sponsored by Charles Parsons and Bill McKim and the Canon Club. The design sponsor is PNC Bank. (more...)

Ashtar to Bring THIS FLESH IS MINE to Testbed1, 19-25 MayAshtar to Bring THIS FLESH IS MINE to Testbed1, 19-25 May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Renowned Palestinian theatre company ASHTAR Theatre return to London following their acclaimed production of Richard II at 2012's Globe to Globe Festival, (more...)

Mercury Theatre to Stage SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING, May 9-24Mercury Theatre to Stage SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING, May 9-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Alan Sillitoe's ground-breaking Saturday Night and Sunday Morning will be brought to life this May at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester in a fast-moving stage adaptation by the critically acclaimed writer Amanda Whittington. (more...)

David Suchet to in West End's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST; Performances Begin 24 JuneDavid Suchet to in West End's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST; Performances Begin 24 June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

David Suchet will star as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's much loved and exhilarating masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest. Directed by Adrian Noble, the new production will open in the West End on 1 July 2015, with previews from 24 June 2015. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Now thru 4/19Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Pacific Northwest Ballet continues its 2013-2014 season with George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream. A complete delight for all ages, this full-length ballet is based on William Shakespeare's comedy about the romantic adventures, quarrels and reunions of two pairs of mortal lovers and the king and queen of the fairies. Balanchine's Midsummer, which New York City Ballet premiered in 1962, was the first original evening-length ballet he choreographed in America. Staged by PNB Founding Artistic Director Francia Russell, PNB's production is an enchanted landscape where misunderstandings and mayhem weave tangled paths through the opulent layers of Martin Pakledinaz's designs and Balanchine's marvelously crafted partnerings. All ends well in Act II's wedding festivities with the recognition of ideal love, tenderly portrayed in an exquisite pas de deux. A Midsummer Night's Dream plays for eight performances only, tonight, April 11-19 at McCaw Hall at Seattle Center Tickets start at $28 and may be purchased by calling the PNB Box Office at 206. 441.2424, online at PNB.org, or in person at the PNB Box Office at 301 Mercer Street. (more...)

Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater to Co-Host 2014 Obie Awards; Harvey Fierstein and More to Present!Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater to Co-Host 2014 Obie Awards; Harvey Fierstein and More to Present!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper, announced today that tickets will go on sale April 9, 2014 for the 59th Annual Obie Awards on Monday, May 19, 2014, at Webster Hall in the East Village, 125 East 11th Street. (more...)

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