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Gina McKee & More Join Cast of Trafalgar Transformed's RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) will play Queen Elizabeth, alongside the previously announced Martin Freeman (more...)

Gina McKee Joins Martin Freeman In Cast Of RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) will play Queen Elizabeth, alongside the previously announced Martin Freeman (Clybourne Park, The Hobbit, Sherlock, Fargo) as Richard III in Jamie Lloyd's first production of his second season at Trafalgar Transformed, Richard III, running from 1 July to 27 September, with press night on 8 July. (more...)

Writers Theatre Premieres DAYS LIKE TODAY, Now thru 7/13
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs today, May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Third Man Theatre's MUGS ARROWS to Play the Old Red Lion Theatre, June 3-21
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Critically acclaimed theatre company Third Man Theatre are working at the Old Red Lion for the first time, with the London transfer of their brand new full-length show, Mugs Arrows, which was developed and premiered at the Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter as part of their Residency programme in 2013 receiving rave reviews. The show will run at the Old Red Lion Theatre, Islington from 3rd - 21s June 2014. Press night is set for Thursday 5th June, 7.30pm. (more...)

Candy Buckley, Marcia DeBonis, Martin Moran & More to Lead The Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the cast of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning farce Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which will include Candy Buckley as Masha, Marcia DeBonis as Sonia, Tyler Lansing Weaks as Spike, Allison Layman as Nina, Martin Moran as Vanya, and Haneefah Wood as Cassandra. (more...)

Malibu Playhouse Presents the World Premiere of FLIM FLAM: HOUDINI AND THE HEREAFTER', 6/20-8/3
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

The fourth play in MALIBU PLAYHOUSE's 2013-2014 season will be the World Premiere of Flim-Flam: Houdini and the Hereafter by Gene Franklin Smith,, opening Friday, June 20, 2014. The play will be directed by Thomas James O'Leary and stars Rick D. Wasserman, Melissa Kite, Gigi Bermingham, Peter Van Norden, Sabra Malkinson and Cameron Mitchell Jr. (more...)

Shakespeare Society to Honor Richard Easton & Hamish Linklater at Playing Shakespeare Celebration, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

On June 9 from 6-8 pm, The Shakespeare Society will host their second annual Playing Shakespeare Celebration at The Century Club (7 West 43rd Street). The Shakespeare Medal will be presented to Richard Easton, and The Linda Gross Playing Shakespeare Award will be presented to Hamish Linklater. (more...)

Slipstream Theatre Announces Upcoming Season Featuring THE WINTER'S TALE, A DOLL'S HOUSE and More!
by Jillian Gaier - May 30, 2014

Slipstream Theatre Initiative excitedly says "Hello" to the Detroit Area Theatre Scene! Slipstream is a new company founded in Ferndale and focuses on current takes on classical works as well as featuring original works by local playwrights. The mission is simple: use a core ensemble of actors and focus on the intent of the playwright while making viable,contemporary and thought provoking art. The company utilizes some of Detroit's well known talent (as well as several newcomers), a minimalistic technical approach and the area's most unique spaces to cross the divide between old and new. Slipstream will work in conjunction with several companies in the area and is set to perform on most theaters' "dark" nights, offering a weeknight outing for an affordable price while leaving the weekends free for more established companies' seasons. Based in Ferndale but using different venues around the area to suit each show, Slipstream promises to make you rethink what makes something "classical" and what defines "contemporary." (more...)

'Gone Girl' Scribe to Pen 'Modern & Accessible' Version of HAMLET
by Movies News Desk - May 28, 2014

'Gone Girl' author Gillian Flynn will pen a new version of "Hamlet", joining a trans-Atlantic effort to put forth a more modern and 'accessible' version of Shakespeare. (more...)

Arcola's BETWEEN US by Sarah Daniels Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Arcola Theatre is delighted to present the World Premiere of Between Us, a new play by Sarah Daniels commissioned by Arcola Theatre, opening for a limited 4-week run in Studio 2 from tonight, 28 May 2014 (press night Friday 30 May at 7.30pm). On sale now. (more...)

Ride On Theatre Opens THE BLIND DATE PROJECT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Andrew Carlberg, in association with Ride on Theatre, presents an immersive, all new theatrical experience, The Blind Date Project, created by Bojana Novakovic and Mark Winter and directed by Scott Rodgers (in rotation with Tanya Goldberg and Mark Winter). Coming straight from sell out seasons around Australia, The Blind Date Project will open tonight, May 28 at 8pm and be an ongoing Wednesday night event at the Three Clubs 1123 N. Vine St. (at Santa Monica Blvd.) in Hollywood. (more...)

Almeida Announces New Season, Including OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The Almeida Theatre today announces its body of work for the autumn: a World Premiere of a new work by Alecky Blythe will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins and the London Premiere of David Cromer's acclaimed production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. (more...)

The Almeida's KING CHARLES III, Starring Tim Pigott-Smith, to Transfer to Wyndham's Theatre from Sept 2
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The Almeida Theatre's acclaimed production of King Charles III will transfer to the Wyndham's Theatre for a limited season previewing from Tuesday 2 September with a press performance on Thursday 11 September. Tim Pigott-Smith will once again play Charles. The cast also includes Richard Goulding, Nyasha Hatendi, Adam James, Margot Leicester, Tom Robertson, Nicholas Rowe, Tafline Steen and Lydia Wilson. Further casting is to be announced. (more...)

Shakespeare Forum Stages MERCHANT OF VENICE, Now thru 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The Shakespeare Forum follows up its acclaimed production of Love's Labours Lost last summer with its take on The Merchant of Venice. Co-directed by Andrew Borthwick-Leslie and Sybille Bruun, previews begin today, May 22 at The Gym at Judson with opening night set for Thursday, May 29. (more...)

Alexander Sharp & More to Star in CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME on Broadway; Full Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Casting has been announced for the National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

The Old Globe presents Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning farce Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which will include Candy Buckley as Masha, Marcia DeBonis as Sonia, Tyler Lansing Weaks as Spike, Allison Layman as Nina, Martin Moran as Vanya, and Haneefah Wood as Cassandra. Jessica Stone will direct, based on the Tony-nominated Broadway direction of Old Globe Associate Artist Nicholas Martin, whose loss on April 30 devastated the theatre world*. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run now through June 22, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe'sConrad Prebys Theatre Center. The show is currently in previews, and opening night is May 22 at 8:00 p.m. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Annette Bening, Steven Boyer, Jessica Hecht and More Join John Lithgow in the Public's KING LEAR at Shakespeare in the Park!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

The Public Theater has announced complete casting for KING LEAR, the second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Featuring the previously announced John Lithgow as Lear, this enduring tragedy will begin performances on Tuesday, July 22 and run through Sunday, August 17, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 5. (more...)

Stage and Screen Actor Peter Curtin Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Melbourne Theatre Company is saddened by the news that Peter Curtin, an actor who had a lengthy history with the company, has passed away. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre Rounds Out Third Season with Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE, Now thru 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

Stark Naked Theatre Company concludes its third season with a compelling production of one of William Shakespeare's most fascinating plays, The Winter's Tale. Directed by acclaimed Houston actor/director Philip Lehl, The Winter's Tale opens tonight, May 2nd and runs through May 16th at STUDIO 101. (more...)

Roger Rees to Return to The Old Globe for WHAT YOU WILL, 4/28; Artistic Director Barry Edelstein to Lead THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

The Old Globe today announced it will present two Shakespeare-themed events. On Monday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m., Tony Award winner Roger Rees will return to the Globe for a one-night-only engagement of What You Will, his hysterical (and somewhat historical) 90-minute gallop through the world of Shakespeare. On Today, May 3 at 11:00 a.m., Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein will offer an encore of Thinking Shakespeare Live!, his 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare. This fast-paced, funny, and altogether fascinating program based on Edelstein's book, Thinking Shakespeare: A How-To Guide for Student Actors, Directors, and Anyone Else Who Wants to Feel More Comfortable with the Bard, reveals a performer's approach to Shakespearean language so audiences may easily understand the poetry of the Bard. (more...)

Marjorie Bradley Kellogg, Deborah M. Dryden and More Receive 2014 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

Scenic designer, writer and professor, MARJORIE BRADLEY KELLOGG, and costume designer DEBORAH M. DRYDEN are among the 2014 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony tonight, May 2, at 6:30pm, at the Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th Street). (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's THE KILLER, Starring Michael Shannon, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) plays Berenger in Eugene Ionesco's The Killer in a production that also features Kristine Nielsen, Paul Sparks and Robert Stanton. The Killer is newly translated by Michael Feingold and is directed by Darko Tresnjak (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder). (more...)

The Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

The Old Globe presents Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning farce Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which will include Candy Buckley as Masha, Marcia DeBonis as Sonia, Tyler Lansing Weaks as Spike, Allison Layman as Nina, Martin Moran as Vanya, and Haneefah Wood as Cassandra. Jessica Stone will direct, based on the Tony-nominated Broadway direction of Old Globe Associate Artist Nicholas Martin, whose loss on April 30 devastated the theatre world*. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run today, May 17 - June 22, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run tonight, May 17 through the 21st. Opening night is May 22 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Jim Butz Stars in Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' HENRY IV & HENRY V, Now thru 6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

Jim Butz will play the expansive role of Prince Hal/King Henry V in Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' productions of Henry IV and Henry V, today, May 17 through June 15, at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park, it was announced today by Rick Dildine, artistic and executive director of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE KILLER with Michael Shannon and More at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) plays Berenger in Eugene Ionesco's The Killer in a production that also features Kristine Nielsen, Paul Sparks and Robert Stanton. The Killer is newly translated by Michael Feingold and is directed by Darko Tresnjak (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder). Last produced Off-Broadway in 1960, The Killer is the final production of Theatre for a New Audience's inaugural season at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. Previews begin Today, May 17, at 7:30pm for an opening Thursday, May 29, and a scheduled run through Sunday, June 29. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast and creative team in rehearsal below! (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Hosts 80th Annual Drama League Awards Today
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

The Drama League has announced that the Emmy-nominated star of Modern Family and Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson will host the upcoming 80th Annual Drama League Awards. Considered one of the high points of the theater season, the Annual Awards Luncheon includes a nominees cocktail reception, luncheon ceremony, and awards presentation and that will be held today, May 16, 2014 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in the Broadway Ballroom (1535 Broadway) beginning at 11:30 a.m. Financier Patisserie, GenSpring Family Offices, and National Life Group are the 2014 Event Sponsors of the 80th Annual Drama League Awards. (more...)

AIP Hosts 12th Annual Cabaret Festival, Now thru 5/18 in Long Beach, NY
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Artists in Partnership (AIP), a non-profit cultural arts organization, will host its 12th Annual Cabaret Festival today, May 15-18 at the Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY. All performances are FREE to the public. The festival will be a celebration of the cabaret genre honoring the Great American Songbook with performances by renowned local and New York City-based artists. (more...)

AIP Hosts 12th Annual Cabaret Festival, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Artists in Partnership (AIP), a non-profit cultural arts organization, will host its 12th Annual Cabaret Festival today, May 15-18 at the Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY. All performances are FREE to the public. The festival will be a celebration of the cabaret genre honoring the Great American Songbook with performances by renowned local and New York City-based artists. (more...)

First Look - Late Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Stars in HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY Part I
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Lionsgate has released one of the first images of late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - Part 1. (more...)

Ride On Theatre Presents THE BLIND DATE PROJECT; Opens 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Andrew Carlberg, in association with Ride on Theatre, presents an immersive, all new theatrical experience, The Blind Date Project, created by Bojana Novakovic and Mark Winter and directed by Scott Rodgers (in rotation with Tanya Goldberg and Mark Winter). Coming straight from sell out seasons around Australia, The Blind Date Project will open on Wednesday, May 28 at 8pm and be an ongoing Wednesday night event at the Three Clubs 1123 N. Vine St. (at Santa Monica Blvd.) in Hollywood. (more...)

Shakespeare Forum to Present THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, Begin. 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The Shakespeare Forum follows up its acclaimed production of Love's Labours Lost last summer with its take on The Merchant of Venice. Co-directed by Andrew Borthwick-Leslie and Sybille Bruun, previews begin May 22 at The Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street, for an opening night set for Thursday, May 29. (more...)

Original West End JERSEY BOYS Star Ryan Molloy to Join Broadway Company, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The producers of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS are pleased to announce that Olivier Award nominee Ryan Molloy, who won critical acclaim for originating the role of Frankie Valli in the London production, will join the Broadway company for a limited engagement, Tuesday, July 29 through Sunday, October 19. (more...)

AIP Hosts 12th Annual Cabaret Festival, 5/15-18
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

Artists in Partnership (AIP), a non-profit cultural arts organization, will host its 12th Annual Cabaret Festival May 15-18 at the Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY. All performances are FREE to the public. The festival will be a celebration of the cabaret genre honoring the Great American Songbook with performances by renowned local and New York City-based artists. (more...)

A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST, Helmed by Aaron Posner and Teller, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director and William Russo, Managing Director; presents the last production of its 2013/14 Season, THE TEMPEST, adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller from the play by William Shakespeare, with magic by Teller, music by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, and movement by Matt Kent of Pilobolus. (more...)

Tickets to Clarence Brown Theatre's Gala Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Tickets to the Clarence Brown Theatre 2014 Gala are on sale now. Celebrating the CBT's 40th Anniversary Season and benefiting the Clarence Brown Theatre Artists Fund Endowment, this year's gala will be held on June 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm at The Standard on Jackson Avenue in conjunction with the Tony Awards, Broadway's biggest night. (more...)

Music of the Night: A Tribute to Colm Wilkinson Set for May 11 at Koerner Hall
by Toronto Newsdesk - May 1, 2014

Join us for a one night only musical tribute to Colm Wilkinson featuring Broadway stars Adam Brazier, Chilina Kennedy, Aaron Walpole, Tony nominee Josh Young, internationally acclaimed Jennie Such, and more artists performing the gorgeous songs he made famous. (more...)

Neil 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...)

SDC Welcomes Marsha Mason as 2,000th Active Full Member
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

In May, Marsha Mason became the 2,000th active Full Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), a national labor union representing stage directors and choreographers working throughout the United States. (more...)

Tracie Thoms & John Hawkes to Star in David Auburn's LOST LAKE at MTC; Performances Begin 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have announced casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming world premiere of LOST LAKE, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. The play will feature Oscar nominee John Hawkes (The Sessions, Winter's Bone) and Tracie Thoms (Rent, "Cold Case"). (more...)

Laila Robins & Corey Stoll to Join Showtime's HOMELAND for Season 4
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Laila Robins (Bored To Death, In Treatment) and Golden Globe® nominee Corey Stoll (House of Cards) have joined the fourth season of the Emmy® and Golden Globe Award-winning drama series (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse's NORA to Begin Performances on 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the sexy and suspenseful story of love, lies, and blackmail, "Nora," July 15 through August 2, adapted by Academy Award-winning director/writer Ingmar Bergman from Henrik Ibsen's masterwork, "A Doll's House." Directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director, the work is translated by Frederick J. Marker and Lise-Lone Marker. (more...)

AMBI Takes Home Top Prizes at Italian Contemporary Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

AMBI Pictures, the film development, finance, production and distribution company run by Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi, was the recipient of several prestigious awards at the Italian Contemporary Film Festival (ICFF) for their first feature 2047 – Sights of Death, which made its gala World Premiere at the event. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse Announces Entire Cast for 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse Producers Alexander Fraser, Robyn Goodman, Stephen Kocis, and Josh Fiedler announce complete casting for the remaining 2014 75th anniversary summer seaso (more...)

Michael Cerveris and Laura Osnes to Join Randy Newman in Encores! FAUST: THE CONCERT, July 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck, Tony Vincent and Broadway Inspirational Voices have been cast in Randy Newman's Faust: The Concert, which will be performed on July 1 as the second Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2014 season. Faust will be directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is its music director. (more...)

Tina 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...)

Photo Flash: Kenneth Branagh, Hamish Linklater and More at Shakespeare Society's 'Playing Shakespeare' Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

On Monday, June 9, 2014, Sir Kenneth Branagh presented the Shakespeare Medal to Richard Easton and The Public Theater's Oskar Eustis presented the Linda Gross Playing Shakespeare Award to Hamish Linklater at the Shakespeare Society's Annual Playing Shakespeare Celebration. Scroll down for photos of the event, which included guests such as Lily Rabe, Jack O'Brien, Stephen DeRosa, Jacob Fishel, Jimmy Yuill, Dakin Matthews, Chukwudi Iwuji, and more! (more...)

Oscar Nominee Michael Shannon to Lead Theatre for a New Audience's THE KILLER, Begin. 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) plays Berenger in Eugene Ionesco's The Killer in a production that also features Kristine Nielsen, Paul Sparks and Robert Stanton. The Killer is newly translated by Michael Feingold and is directed by Darko Tresnjak (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder). (more...)

AIP to Host 12th Annual Cabaret Festival, 5/15-18 in Long Beach, NY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Artists in Partnership (AIP), a non-profit cultural arts organization, will host its 12th Annual Cabaret Festival May 15-18 at the Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY. All performances are FREE to the public. The festival will be a celebration of the cabaret genre honoring the Great American Songbook with performances by renowned local and New York City-based artists. (more...)

Shakespeare Forum to Stage MERCHANT OF VENICE, 5/22-6/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

The Shakespeare Forum follows up its acclaimed production of Love's Labours Lost last summer with its take on The Merchant of Venice. Co-directed by Andrew Borthwick-Leslie and Sybille Bruun, previews begin May 22 at The Gym at Judson with opening night set for Thursday, May 29. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE KILLER with Michael Shannon and More at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) plays Berenger in Eugene Ionesco's The Killer in a production that also features Kristine Nielsen, Paul Sparks and Robert Stanton. The Killer is newly translated by Michael Feingold and is directed by Darko Tresnjak (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder). Last produced Off-Broadway in 1960, The Killer is the final production of Theatre for a New Audience's inaugural season at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. Previews begin Saturday, May 17, at 7:30pm for an opening Thursday, May 29, and a scheduled run through Sunday, June 29. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast and creative team in rehearsal below! (more...)

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