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FPAC Presents 2012 Whatever Theater Festival, Beg. Today, 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2012

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents the 2012 Whatever Theater Festival, running from today, July 31 to Saturday, August 4 at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) and Franklin Town Common. The 5th annual festival features productions of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, Shakespeare's The Tempest and One Acts. All performances are free of charge, with donations to FPAC gratefully accepted. (more...)

The Public Theater's UNDER THE RADAR Festival Presents INCOMING! at Joe's Pub, 8/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2012

INCOMING! The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival will present new work at Joe's Pub, The Public Theater's most intimate performance space, on August 23 and 24. INCOMING! offers emerging talent the freedom and flexibility to experiment with new material - sometimes for the first time - in front of a live audience. This year's lineup includes Obie winner Edwin Lee Gibson's Five ' Til, the Brooklyn-based theater company Lilac co's Drusi Is Coming and playwright Christina Anderson's Hollow Roots. (more...)

Leah Tehrani and Anthony Caputo Headline Enrico Caruso Room Tonight, 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2012

Soprano Leah Tehrani and tenor Anthony Caputo will perform at the Enrico Caruso Room tonight, July 31, at 8 PM as part of the venue's Tuesday Night Opera Series. They will be supported on keyboard by David Schaefer. (more...)

The Public Theater Begins Previews 8/6 for RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2012

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) will begin previews on Monday, August 6 for The Mobile Shakespeare Unit's RICHARD III, directed by Amanda Dehnert. Following a three-week tour, bringing free Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts, RICHARD III will run at The Public Theater through Saturday, August 25, with an official press opening on Saturday, August 11. Tickets are $15 and on sale now. (more...)

Paul Chequer and Mark Quartley to Lead PRIVATE PEACEFUL at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2012

Paul Chequer and Mark Quartley will share the title role in Michael Morpurgo's Private Peaceful which will have a strictly limited run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 18 - 29 September 2012. Directed and adapted for the stage by Simon Reade, award-winning children's author Michael Morpurgo's Private Peaceful has designs by Bill Talbot and sound by Jason Barnes. (more...)

Brooke Bloom, Fred Arsenault and More Join A.R.T.'s MARIE ANTOINETTE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2012

he American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) has announced additional casting information for David Adjmi's new play, Marie Antoinette, directed by Rebecca Taichman, with choreography by Karole Armitage, in a co-production with Yale Repertory Theatre. Marie Antoinette begins previews on Saturday, September 1, and runs through Saturday, September 29, with press opening on Friday, September 7 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Keith Bartlett Joins WICKED as The Wizard from Tonight, July 30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2012

Wicked, the hit musical now in its sixth year at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, welcomes Keith Bartlett to the role of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz from today, Monday, 30 July. (more...)

Trinity Rep Hosts an Evening with Tony Winner Brian Dennehy Tonight, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2012

Trinity Repertory Company has announced a one-night-only engagement with award-winning television, stage and screen actor Brian Dennehy tonight, July 30 at 7:00pm in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. Together onstage with Trinity Rep resident actor Fred Sullivan, Jr., the pair will discuss and perform the work of America's premier playwright Eugene O'Neill. (more...)

Writers' Theatre Presents THE BLONDE, THE BRUNETTE AND THE VENGEFUL REDHEAD, 5/22-7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2012

Writers' Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, concludes its 20th Anniversary Season with The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead by Robert Hewett, directed by Joseph Hanreddy, and featuring Deborah Staples.The production runs May 22 - July 29, 2012 at Writers' Theatre, 664 Vernon Avenue in Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, May 30 and Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Laurel Mill Playhouse Hosts THE TEMPEST Auditions Today, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2012

Laurel Mill Playhouse announces one more round of auditions for The Tempest, by William Shakespeare. (more...)

Janet Henfrey and More to Star in Finborough Theatre's BARROW HILL World Premiere, Aug 19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2012

The world premiere of Barrow Hill, a first play by new playwright Jane Wainwright, starring Janet Henfrey, and directed by Abbey Wright - whose recent work includes the multi-four star production of Dublin Carol as part of the Donmar at the Trafalgar Studios season - opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances on Sunday, 19 August 2012 (Press Night: Monday, 20 August 2012 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly & Kevin Gray to Lead THE KING AND I at the Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2012

The Muny has announced principal casting for the seventh and final show of its 94th season, The King and I, August 6-12, directed by Rob Ruggiero and choreographed by Ralph Perkins. The King and I is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI in Chichester, Beg. June 29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2012

Keith Baxter, Michael Feast, William Gaunt, Joe McGann and Lizzie McInnerny are among those confirmed to appear alongside Henry Goodman in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, during Festival 2012. (more...)

Leah Tehrani and Anthony Caputo Headline Enrico Caruso Room, 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2012

Soprano Leah Tehrani and tenor Anthony Caputo will perform at the Enrico Caruso Room on Tuesday, July 31, at 8 PM as part of the venue's Tuesday Night Opera Series. They will be supported on keyboard by David Schaefer. (more...)

SOUND OFF: 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 27, 2012

Theatricality does not come on a scale much grander - and available to an audience much wider and larger, natch - than by way of the heady and hallucinogenic images concocted by visionary, Academy Award-winning British director Danny Boyle for the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony tonight. A hill, a heath, dozens of sheepherders and milkmaids below a large, looming tree set the scene for the start of the big, big show - and it was definitely very, very big. All of this countryside accoutrement signaled the entrance for Sir Kenneth Branagh, with sharp top hat and lit cigar, portraying noted industry king Isambard Kingdom Brunel, as he physically and metaphorically ushered in the new age in this culturally and historically-inspired phantasmagoria - setting the proceedings into high gear with a particularly impassioned and spine-tingling reading of one of the most moving and memorable passages from all of literate in a thrilling Prospero moment from Shakespeare's The Tempest. And that was just the first five minutes! (more...)

Breaking News: THE PERFORMERS, Starring Cheyenne Jackson, Henry Winkler, Daniel Breaker Coming to Broadway in October!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

THE PERFORMERS -- a new comedy by David West Read (THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY) -- will open on Broadway this fall with a cast starring Cheyenne Jackson, Ari Graynor, Daniel Breaker, Jenni Barber and Henry Winkler, it has been announced by the play's producers Robyn Goodman, Scott M. Delman and Amanda Lipitz. (more...)

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Opens KING JOHN Tonight, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

The final play of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 21st season, King John, opens tonight, July 26 in the Schubert Theatre, running through August 5, 2012. (more...)

Shakespeare Orange County Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 8/16-9/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

Shakespeare Orange County will present William Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING August 16 through September 1 at Garden Grove's open air Festival Amphitheatre-outside and 'Under the Stars.' Michael Nehring and Evelyn Carol Case are featured in the roles of Benedick and Beatrice. Founding Artistic Producing Director Thomas F. Bradac directs. (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth & Lorenzo Pisoni Set to Lead MTC's GOLDEN AGE; Opens December 4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), Barry Grove (Executive Producer), and Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) just announced two-time Emmy and two-time Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, The Addams Family, "Cheers") and Drama Desk Award winner Lorenzo Pisoni (Humor Abuse at MTC, Measure for Measure, Equus) will appear in the New York premiere of GOLDEN AGE, the new play by four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie. (more...)

Christopher Plummer's A WORD OR TWO Begins Previews at Stratford Shakespeare Festival Tonight, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2012

Christopher Plummer, one of theatre's greatest classical actors, takes us on an autobiographical journey through the literature that has stirred his imagination since youth. The one-man show, which is directed by Artistic Director Des McAnuff, begins previews at the Avon Theatre tonight, July 25. (more...)

Rob Brydon, Ashley Jensen Join Cast of A CHORUS OF DISAPROVAL - Final Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2012

Trevor Nunn is to direct Rob Brydon, Nigel Harman and Ashley Jensen in Alan Ayckbourn's A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL, opening at the Harold Pinter Theatre in the Autumn. Jessica Ellerby, Barrie Rutter, Paul Thornley and Susan Tracy will join previously announced company members Teresa Banham, Daisy Beaumont, Georgia Brown, Rob Compton, Matthew Cottle and Steven Edis. (more...)

HERE and BMP Announce Inaugural PROTOTYPE Festival Lineup, 1/9-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2012

Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) and HERE announce programming for the inaugural PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now, running January 9-19, 2013, in New York City. This two-week festival, distilling the curatorial visions of artistic directors Kristin Marting (of HERE), Beth Morrison (of BMP), and Kim Whitener (of HERE), features visionary music-theatre and opera-theatre works by pioneering artists from NYC and around the world. PROTOTYPE is unique in providing a permanent theatrical home for the presentation of such quality productions, spotlighting the high-caliber creations of an exciting new generation of composers and collaborators, with a focus on chamber-sized works. (more...)

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Opens KING JOHN, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2012

The final play of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 21st season, King John, previews July 25 and opens July 26 in the Schubert Theatre, running through August 5, 2012. (more...)

July 2012 - Late Month Theatre Offerings on the California Central Coast
by Curt Miner - Jul 24, 2012

As we come to end of July, I hope you have made your plans to attend at least a couple of the shows playing at some of the live performance and theatre venues that are easily found up and down the friendly California Central Coast! (more...)

Laurel Mill Playhouse Announces THE TEMPEST Auditions, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2012

Laurel Mill Playhouse announces one more round of auditions for The Tempest, by William Shakespeare. (more...)

Mario Cantone to Play P-Town's Art House, 8/4 & 5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2012

Mario Cantone, star of TV's Sex and the City, Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show, and Broadways Assassins and Laugh Whore, for which he was Tony-nominated, will join the Broadway at The Art House series for two shows only, on Aug 4 & 5, joined by host Seth Rudetsky at the piano. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for SMUIN BALLET at The Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2012

Smuin Ballet (Celia Fushille, Artistic & Executive Director) will perform a special New York City engagement this summer, August 13th - 18th, 2012 at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street). (more...)

FPAC to Present the 2012 'Whatever Theater Festival', Beg. 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2012

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CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Opens at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Tonight, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2012

Tennessee Williams' favorite among his own plays, the Pulitzer prize-winning Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, opens tonight, July 21st on the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival main stage, in rep with Much Ado About Nothing. (more...)

Trinity Rep Hosts an Evening with Tony Winner Brian Dennehy, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012

Trinity Repertory Company has announced a one-night-only engagement with award-winning television, stage and screen actor Brian Dennehy on Monday, July 30 at 7:00pm in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. Together onstage with Trinity Rep resident actor Fred Sullivan, Jr., the pair will discuss and perform the work of America's premier playwright Eugene O'Neill. (more...)

Tom Degnan Stars in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Now thru 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2012

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 21st season will feature daytime television star Tom Degnan in the role of Brick Pollitt in Tennessee William's Pulitzer Prize winning classic, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. (more...)

Chichester Festival Theatre Presents PLAYHOUSE CREATURES, Now thru Aug 11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2012

Playwright April De Angelis takes a witty, exuberant look at the plight of the first actresses to tread the boards during the Restoration era in Playhouse Creatures, the second production to be staged at the brand new pop-up space, Theatre on the Fly. The show, directed by Michael Oakley, is set for tonight, 19 July - 11 August, 2012. (more...)

Transport Group's SEE ROCK CITY & OTHER DESTINATIONS Receives Cast Recording, Featuring Donna Lynne Champlin, Jonathan Hammond and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2012

Transport Group Theatre Company, the winner of both a Special Drama Desk Award and Obie Award, has announced that that their award-winning 2010 production of See Rock City & Other Destinations will receive an original cast recording produced by Yellow Sound Label. The Drama Desk and Richard Rodgers Award-winning musical has music by Brad Alexander and book and lyrics by Adam Mathias. The show was directed by Transport Group Artistic Director Jack Cummings III. (more...)

Theatre on the Fly Opens FRED'S DINER, August 15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2012

The third production to be staged at the brand new pop-up theatre space in Chichester is the world premiere of a witty and disturbing thriller by Penelope Skinner, one of the UK's most highly praised emerging playwrights. The cast includes award-winning actress Cush Jumbo and Olivia Poulet. (more...)

Alana Arenas, Mariann Mayberry, Molly Regan & More Set for Steppenwolf's GOOD PEOPLE, 9/13-11/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2012

Steppenwolf Theatre Company opens the 2012/13 season with Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People, directed by ensemble member K. Todd Freeman in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Good People features ensemble members Alana Arenas, Mariann Mayberry and Molly Regan with Will Allen, Keith Kupferer and Lusia Strus. (more...)

Theatre Group at SBCC Presents AVENUE Q, July 13-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2012

The Theatre Group at SBCC will return to performing in the beautiful, newly renovated Garvin Theatre with the irreverent musical AVENUE Q, July 11-28, 2012. (more...)

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Opens at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2012

Tennessee Williams' favorite among his own plays, the Pulitzer prize-winning Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, opens Saturday, July 21st on the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival main stage, in rep with Much Ado About Nothing. (more...)

Franklin Performing Arts Company Announces Summer/Fall Events
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2012

Franklin Performing Arts Company has announced the following upcoming events. (more...)

Glenn Close to Voice 'The Giant' in Public Theater's INTO THE WOODS in the Park!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2012

The Public Theater will begin previews on Monday, July 23 for Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved musical INTO THE WOODS, the second show of The Public's 50th Anniversary season at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Directed by Timothy Sheader with co-direction by Liam Steel, INTO THE WOODS will continue for five weeks through Saturday, August 25, with an official press opening on Thursday, August 9. (more...)

THE TEMPEST Opens at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2012

Shakespeare's last play, The Tempest, is the first of three Shakespeare plays to open during the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 21stseason. With preview performances on June 20 and 21, The Tempest opens June 22 in the Schubert Theatre at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the Center Valley campus of DeSales University. (more...)

Theatre Group at SBCC Presents AVENUE Q, Now thru July 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2012

The Theatre Group at SBCC returns to performing in the beautiful, newly renovated Garvin Theatre with the irreverent musical AVENUE Q, now through July 28, 2012. (more...)

University of Houston Host Shakespeare Conservatory Program, 7/25-8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2012

Shakespeare's plays continue to shape the minds of aspiring stage stars. Thanks to the Houston Shakespeare Festival (HSF), young audiences have an opportunity to experience these works through performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Opens KING JOHN, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2012

The final play of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 21st season, King John, previews July 25 and opens July 26 in the Schubert Theatre, running through August 5, 2012. (more...)

Mario Cantone Plays P-Town's Art House, 8/4 & 5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2012

Mario Cantone, star of TV's Sex and the City, Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show, and Broadways Assassins and Laugh Whore, for which he was Tony-nominated, will join the Broadway at The Art House series for two shows only, tonight, Aug 4 and tomorrow night, Aug 5, joined by host Seth Rudetsky at the piano. (more...)

Middle Temple Hall Presents Musical Adaption of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2012

A new musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' much-loved festive classic, A Christmas Carol, will be performed in the spectacular setting of Middle Temple Hall in central London from Saturday 22 - Sunday 30 December 2012, rounding off a year of celebrations marking Dickens' bicentenary. (more...)

Ashlie Atkinson Stars in Bridge Theatre Company's THE PARTICULARS at FringeNYC, 8/11-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2012

The Bridge Theatre Company presents the American premiere of Canadian playwright Matthew MacKenzie's The Particulars, as part of the 16th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. The Particulars marks the third consecutive year at FringeNYC for the Bridge Theatre Company, following last year's production of Nicolas Billon's Greenland, winner of the Fringe Festival Award for Overall Excellence in Playwriting, and 2010's critically acclaimed production of The Swearing Jar, by Kate Hewlett. (more...)

Dotted Line Theatre's THE LONELY ONE Plays Edinburgh Fringe, Aug 2-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2012

The Lonely One, a delicious tale of fear, will begin preview at Edinburgh Festival fringe Aug 2-3 and continue its run Aug 4-26 (with no show on the 14th) at the Iron Belly, Underbelly - Cowgate. All performances start at 18:50 and run for 50 minutes. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan Performs Bonus Track on SEE ROCK CITY Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2012

Tony-nominee Jeremy Jordan will provide all nine voices for an a cappella "surprise" bonus track on the forthcoming See Rock City & Other Destinations original off-Broadway cast recording produced by Yellow Sound Label. The piece was arranged by the show's orchestrator Justin Hatchimonji and features a song from the Drama Desk-nominated score. (more...)

FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Set for Griffith Park this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2012

GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2012, the largest summer theater event in the City of Los Angeles, begins its performances June 28 and runs Thursdays through Sundays at 7 p.m. through to September 2. All Performances are free. (more...)

The Public and Theater for a New Audience Announce the Wallace Shawn-André Gregory Project
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2012

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) and Theater for a New Audience (Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz; Managing Director Dorothy Ryan and Chairman of the Board, Henry Christensen III) will present THE WALLACE SHAWN-ANDRÉ GREGORY PROJECT in 2013, a celebration of the remarkable 40-year collaboration between Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory. The two plays, THE DESIGNATED MOURNER and GRASSES OF A THOUSAND COLORS, will offer a long overdue retrospective of Shawn's work as well as an opportunity for him to appear on the New York stage again under Gregory's direction. The Public Theater presented Shawn's first play in New York, Our Late Night, in 1975, directed by Gregory. (more...)

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