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Denis O'Hare to Play The Baker in Public Theater's INTO THE WOODS!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

The Public Theater announced today that Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare has been cast as The Baker in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved musical INTO THE WOODS, directed by Timothy Sheader with co-direction by Liam Steel. INTO THE WOODS will be O'Hare's Shakespeare in the Park debut. Previews begin on Monday, July 23 at the Delacorte Theater and continue for five weeks through Saturday, August 25, with an official press opening on Thursday, August 9. (more...)

Denis O'Hare Cast as 'The Baker' in Shakespeare in the Park's INTO THE WOODS!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

The Public Theater announced today that Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare has been cast as The Baker in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS, directed by Timothy Sheader with co-direction by Liam Steel. (more...)

'Lost' Alum Zuleikha Robinson Joins Cast of HOMELAND
by TV News Desk - May 30, 2012

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 'Lost' alum Zuleikha Robinson has joined the cast of Showtime's HOMELAND in a recurring role. The drama series second season is set to premiere on September 30. (more...)

First Folio Theatre Presents THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, 7/16-8/19
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2012

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83), known for bringinghigh quality performances of Shakespeare and other classics to the Chicagoland suburbs, will close its landmark 15th season with William Shakespeare's most controversial play, The Merchant of Venice. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Park's AS YOU LIKE IT Begins Previews 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2012

The Public Theater will begin previews on Tuesday, June 5 for AS YOU LIKE IT, the first show of The Public's 50th Anniversary season at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park--home of free Shakespeare in the Park. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, AS YOU LIKE IT will continue for four weeks through Saturday, June 30, with an official press opening on Thursday, June 21. (more...)

Nick Westrate and Jeff Still Join Off-Broadway's TRIBES
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2012

The producers of the acclaimed new Off-Broadway hit Tribes have announced new additions to the clan: Nick Westrate, winner of a 2012 Special Drama Desk Award for his versatility in the 2011-2012 season (Unnatural Acts, Love's Labor's Lost, and Galileo) will temporarily assume the role of Daniel while Will Brill takes a leave of absence from May 30 - July 1, and Jeff Still, who originated leading roles in the Barrow Street Theatre productions of Our Town and Orson's Shadow (both directed by David Cromer),will assume the role of Christopher beginning July 1, replacing Jeff Perry, who departs to begin filming the second season of ABC's "Scandal." Tribes, which recently won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Play,is currently in performance at The Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street). (more...)

Public Theater Extends FEBRUARY HOUSE Through 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2012

The Public Theater just announced today that it will extend the critically acclaimed new musical FEBRUARY HOUSE by one additional week through Sunday, June 17. With music and lyrics by Gabriel Kahane and book by Seth Bockley, FEBRUARY HOUSE, currently playing in The Public's Martinson Theater, opened on Tuesday, May 22 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, June 10. Single tickets, beginning at $80, are on sale now. (more...)

GLOBE TO GLOBE Festival Comes to a Close with HENRY V, Beg. June 8
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2012

The last few days of the Globe to Globe Festival approach, and the last foreign theatre company will perform at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on Sunday, 3rd June. A Lithuanian Hamlet will be the last non-English language production. The festival closes with Henry V, performed in English by the Shakespeare's Globe company, which begins on 8 June. (more...)

Titirangi Theatre Presents THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, June 5-16
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2012

The Titirangi Theatre's next production, The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, directed by Liz Watkinson, is set for 5 - 16 June. Booking is now open here. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Philip Seymour Hoffman Talks DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2012

Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the nation's top acting talents known for playing extremely varied roles in film and on stage, including Truman Capote, which earned him an Oscar, and Father Brendan Flynn in Doubt, which earned him an Oscar nomination, speaks with Mo Rocca about his Tony Award-nominated performance as Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman on Broadway. (more...)

MERRIE ENGLAND Opens Tonight at Finborough Theatre, London, May 27
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2012

The Summer Season at the Finborough Theatre continues with rediscoveries of EVENTS WHILE GUARDING THE BOFORS GUN and MERRIE ENGLAND. Commemorating the tenth anniversary of the death of playwright John McGrath, and unseen in a professional production in London since 1966, John McGrath's Events While Guarding The Bofors Gun opens at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre for a limited four-week season from Tuesday, 22 May 2012 directed by Robert Hastie. Merrie England plays at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday and Monday evening performances and Tuesday matinees, opening tonight, 27 May 2012. (more...)

Porters of Hellsgate Presents MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, 6/15-7/22
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2012

The Porters of Hellsgate present William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Charles Pasterna, running June 15 through July 22 at The Whitmore Theatre in North Hollywood. (more...)

Island Shakespeare Set for Immersive MUCH ADO - Directed by Punchdrunk's Thomas Kee
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2012

Island Shakespeare will present an immersive celebration of Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING June 15 to July 1 on Roosevelt Island, NY. (more...)

Actors' Theatre of Columbus Presents ROBIN HOOD, Now thru 6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2012

Actors' Theatre of Columbus will begin their 31st season with an exciting swashbuckling world premiere of Robin Hood in German Village's Schiller Park. The park will be transformed into Sherwood Forest beginning tonight, May 24th. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI in Chichester, Beg. June 29
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 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...)

Raul Esparza, Jesse L. Martin and More Join Kevin Kline and Meryl Streep in The Public's ROMEO AND JULIET Reading, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2012

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) announced today that Shakespeare in the Park alumni Raul Esparza, Jesse L. Martin, Jerry Stiller, Christopher Walken, Sam Waterston and Jeffrey Wright will join Kevin Kline as Romeo and Meryl Streep as Juliet in a one-night-only benefit reading of ROMEO AND JULIET on Monday, June 18-- the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. (more...)

ROBIN HOOD Kicks Off Actors' Theatre 31st Season Tonight, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

Actors' Theatre of Columbus will present a steady line up of comedy, drama, and adventure for their 31st season, including Goldoni's THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS and THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIGED) This year, for the first time ever, Actors' Theatre will perform in two different locations. (more...)

Photo Flash: Neil Stuke, Philip Voss et al. in Steven Berkoff's 6 ACTORS IN SEARCH OF A DIRECTOR!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

Steven Berkoff directs the World Premiere of his latest play, 6 Actors in Search of a Director, a comedy set on a movie location set, for a West End season at Charing Cross Theatre now through Saturday 23rd June. See below for photos of Sarah Chamberlain, Philip Voss, Ruth Everett, Paul Trussell and Neil Stuke in the production, which opens tonight! (more...)

New Plays by LaBute, Gurney, Brunstetter and More Set for TBTB's MORE OF OUR PARTS, 6/21-7/1
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB), the renowned Off-Broadway company known for its productions that integrate able-bodied actors with artists with disabilities, presents MORE OF OUR PARTS - its second annual festival of short plays about disabilities and the people affected by them, featuring world premieres by Neil LaBute, A.R. Gurney, Bekah Brunstetter, Bruce Graham, Samuel D. Hunter, and Jeffrey Sweet - with performances to run June 21 through July 1 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). TBTB artistic director and founder Ike Schambelan, Tony-nominee Pamela Birch, Christopher Burris, TBTB company member Christina Roussos, and Russell Treyz, and direct. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Frog & Peach Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Feat. Lenny Ciotti as Puck
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

Starring Lenny Ciotti, Eric Doss, Amy Frances Quint, Erick Gonzalez and Jonathan Reed, Frog and Peach Theatre's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' will play from April 26 to May 20, 2012 at the West End Theater, 263 West 86th St. Check out the production photographs below. (more...)

EVENTS WHILE GUARDING THE BOFORS GUN Opens at Finborough Theatre Tonight, May 22
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2012

The Summer Season at the Finborough Theatre continues with rediscoveries of EVENTS WHILE GUARDING THE BOFORS GUN and MERRIE ENGLAND. Commemorating the tenth anniversary of the death of playwright John McGrath, and unseen in a professional production in London since 1966, John McGrath's Events While Guarding The Bofors Gun opens at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre for a limited four-week season from tonight, 22 May 2012 directed by Robert Hastie. Merrie England plays at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday and Monday evening performances and Tuesday matinees, opening on Sunday, 27 May 2012. (more...)

THE SLUTS OF SUTTON DRIVE Are Set for The Finborough Theatre, London, 24 June to 9 July
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2012

As part of the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre's Summer Season, acclaimed US playwright Joshua Conkel makes his UK debut with the world premiere of the darkly comic The Sluts of Sutton Drive, opening at the Finborough Theatre for a strictly limited run of six Sunday and Monday performances from Sunday, 24 June 2012 to the 9th of July. (more...)

Frog & Peach Theatre Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 4/26-5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2012

Frog and Peach Theatre's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' will play from April 26 to May 20, 2012 at the West End Theater, 263 West 86th St. The adaptation imitates life in a celebrity couple's entourage. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Columbus Presents ROBIN HOOD, 5/24-6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2012

Actors' Theatre of Columbus will begin their 31st season with an exciting swashbuckling world premiere of Robin Hood in German Village's Schiller Park. The park will be transformed into Sherwood Forest beginning Thursday, May 24th. (more...)

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Opens Penguin Rep's Season Tonight, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

The Hound of the Baskervilles, a comedy adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's celebrated Sherlock Holmes mystery, opens Penguin Rep Theatre's 2012 season tonight, May 18. (more...)

BWW Student Center's School in the Spotlight: Wright State University!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

Last year, BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theater website on the Internet, launched a comprehensive Student Database listing college and university performing arts programs across the country. This free service makes it easier for prospective students by showcasing programs searchable by schools, location, degrees and concentrations. (more...)

Breaking News: Brooke Shields & Richard Chamberlain to Star in Premiere of THE EXORCIST at Geffen Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW - May 17, 2012

Stage and screen stars Brooke Shields and Richard Chamberlain will take on the iconic roles of Chris MacNeil and Father Merrin in playwright John Pielmeier's world premiere of The Exorcist at the Geffen Playhouse. Helmed by acclaimed director John Doyle, who won a Tony Award for his striking reimagining of Sweeney Todd, this stage adaptation of William Peter Blatty's famous 1971 novel transforms the unsettling battles of good versus evil, faith versus fact and ego versus ethos into a uniquely theatrical experience as sophisticated as it is suspenseful. (more...)

Steven Berkoff Premieres 6 ACTORS IN SEARCH OF A DIRECTOR, Now thru June 23
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

Steven Berkoff is to direct the World Premiere of his latest play, 6 Actors in Search of a Director, a comedy set on a movie location set, for a West End season at Charing Cross Theatre from tonight 16th May - Saturday 23rd June. Six actors are on a movie set waiting for their call. Until then they are in limbo needing the director to bring them to life. He does this merely by using the one magic word - "Action!" (more...)

Everyman Theatre Opens YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Tonight, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

Meet the Sycamores - the delightfully eccentric family at the center of the action in the madcap comedy classic, You Can't Take It With You. They revel in day-to-day occurrences such as collecting snakes, making fireworks in the basement, and practicing ballet steps in the parlor. When their daughter Alice, decides to invite her conservative boyfriend's family to dinner, they promise to be on their best behavior. However...! Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and adapted into an Academy Award winning film, this beloved comedy has been a perennial favorite to theatre-goers for more than 70 years. (more...)

DEATH OF A SALESMAN Recoups; Definitely No Extension
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

After breaking the house record at the Barrymore Theatre six times during its run with a seven-performance-a-week schedule, Arthur Miller's DEATH OF A SALESMAN will recoup its $3.1 million capitalization this week. The critically acclaimed limited engagement opened March 15. Despite the show's success, there will no extension. (more...)

Photo Flash: Daniel Davis et al. in Hartford Stage's THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012

The Tony Award-winning Hartford Stage, under the leadership of Darko Tresnjak, Artistic Director, and Michael Stotts, Managing Director, presents William Shakespeare's magical masterwork, The Tempest, directed by Darko Tresnjak, playing now through June 10, 2012 (press opening: Wednesday, May 16 at 7:30pm). Tony Award nominee Daniel Davis, best known for his recent NYC roles in Classic Stage's The Cherry Orchard, Lincoln Center's The Invention of Love, and the 2004 Broadway revival of La Cage aux Folles, as well as six seasons as Niles the Butler on TV's "The Nanny, plays Prospero. See photos of Davis and the rest of the cast on stage below! (more...)

Signature Theatre Adds Kenneth Lonergan¬'s MEDIEVAL PLAY to 2012 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2012

Signature Theatre just announced that the company will produce the world premiere of Kenneth Lonergan's new play MEDIEVAL PLAY, which Lonergan will also direct. The production runs May 15 - June 24, 2012 with a June 7 opening night in The End Stage Theatre at the Company's new Frank Gehry-designed home The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Announces Cast for ALL GOOD MEN, April 29-May 14
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2012

The Finborough Theatre presents the first UK production in nearly 40 years of Trevor Griffiths' All Good Men, last seen at the Young Vic in a production by the National Theatre in 1975, and opening at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of eight Sunday and Monday evening performances on Sunday, 29 April 2012. (more...)

TBTB Closes THE MERCHANT OF VENICE on Theatre Row Tonight, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2012

Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB), the Off-Broadway company known for its productions that integrate able-bodied actors with artists with disabilities, presents William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) through tonight, May 13. Ike Schambelan, TBTB artistic director and founder, directs. (more...)

Ginger Grace Stars in TRUE WEST Revival at York Shakespeare Company, Now thru 6/23
by Katie Flood - Jun 9, 2012

The York Shakespeare Company presents Sam Shepard's TRUE WEST, directed by Seth Duerr. True West plays a three-week limited engagement at Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios (244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor). Opening Night is tonight, June 9 (8pm). $18 tickets are available at www.smarttix.com. (more...)

DID YOU KNOW...The Most Interesting Message Board Topics of the Week, June 2-8
by BWW - Jun 8, 2012

This week's topics: Chorus Boys, cold or 'spoiled', Patrick back on Broadway, Lily Rabe I love you, Sondheim Survey, Patti LuPone at 54 Below, Che in 'Evita' (more...)

Revival of TRUE WEST Starring Ginger Grace Opens York Shakespeare Company's 10th Anniversary Season, Now thru 6/23
by Katie Flood - Jun 8, 2012

The York Shakespeare Company is pleased to present Sam Shepard's TRUE WEST, directed by Seth Duerr. True West will play a three-week limited engagement at Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios (244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor). Performances begin tonight, June 8 and continue through Saturday, June 23. Opening Night is Saturday, June 9 (8 p.m.). $18 tickets are available at www.smarttix.com. (more...)

GLOBE TO GLOBE Festival Comes to a Close with HENRY V, Beg. June 8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2012

The last few days of the Globe to Globe Festival approach, and the last foreign theatre company will perform at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on Sunday, 3rd June. A Lithuanian Hamlet will be the last non-English language production. The festival closes with Henry V, performed in English by the Shakespeare's Globe company, which begins tonight, 8 June. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Chicago!
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 7, 2012

Summer Stages - Top 5 Picks for Chicago (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Charlotte!
by Linda Ann Watt - Jun 7, 2012

Check out these summer theater picks for Charlotte! (more...)

BroadwayWorld Special Coverage: SUMMER STAGES - Our Picks for Summer's Best Around the World!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 7, 2012

As the summer days near, BroadwayWorld rounded up our worldwide community - from Australia to Spain, California and beyond! - to bring you our top picks for the best of summer theater in each of our main markets! Looking for the best of the summer venue and production offerings in your area? Let's hear from a sampling of the BroadwayWorld experts! (more...)

First Folio Theatre Presents THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, Opening 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2012

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) will close its landmark 15th season with William Shakespeare's most controversial play, The Merchant of Venice. (more...)

University of Alabama's HELL: PARADISE FOUND Plays 59E59 Theaters, 7/13-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2012

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) will host the NY premiere of HELL: PARADISE FOUND, written and directed by Seth Panitch. Produced by The University of Alabama, HELL: PARADISE FOUND begins performances on Tuesday, July 10 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 22. (more...)

Titirangi Theatre Presents THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, Now thru June 16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2012

The Titirangi Theatre's next production, The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, directed by Liz Watkinson, is set for today, 5 - 16 June. Booking is now open here. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for First Folio Theatre's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, 7/11-8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2012

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83), known for bringinghigh quality performances of Shakespeare and other classics to the Chicagoland suburbs, will close its landmark 15th season with William Shakespeare's most controversial play, The Merchant of Venice. Artistic Director Alison C. Vesely will direct the classic for First Folio's beloved annual Shakespeare-under-the-Stars production on the outdoor main stage situated on the scenic slopes of the historic estate. A dramatic destination that not only delivers outstanding theater to its audience, First Folio Theatre invites Chicagoans to spread out their picnic blankets, kick off their shoes, and soak up some Shakespeare against a picture perfect backdrop. (more...)

FEBRUARY HOUSE's Gabriel Kahane Kacie Sheik & Julian Fleisher Perform Joe's Pub Solo Shows, 6/4 & 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

The Public Theater presents the world premiere of February House, with music and lyrics by Gabriel Kahane and book by Seth Bockley, now through June 10th. Three stars of the show - composer and lyricist Gabriel Kahane, actress Kacie Sheik, and actor Julian Fleisher have all been tapped by Joe's Pub at The Public Theater for solo performances this month, beginning tonight, June 4. (more...)

DEATH OF A SALESMAN Revival Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman Closes Tonight, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2012

The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's DEATH OF A SALESMAN, starring Academy Award-winner Philip Seyour Hoffman as Willy Loman, ends its limited run at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre with its 8 p.m. performance tonight, June 2. (more...)

Gwen Taylor, Don Warrington & Ian Porter Set for Alfred Uhry's DRIVING MISS DAISY UK Tour from October
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2012

Following critically acclaimed sell-out runs on Broadway and in the West End, Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer prize winning play, DRIVING MISS DAISY, starring Gwen Taylor as Daisy Werthan, Don Warrington as Hoke Coleburn and Ian Porter as Boolie Werthan will go on a national tour from 10 October 2012. (more...)

Trevor Nunn to Direct Cole Porter's KISS ME, KATE at Chichester Festival and Old Vic from June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2012

Trevor Nunn will direct the Old Vic and Chichester Festival Theatre's production of KISS ME, KATE, with Music and lyrics by Cole Porter and Book by Sam and Bella Spewack, which is scheduled for London performances from the 20th of November and a Chichester premiere in June. (more...)

FEBRUARY HOUSE's Julian Fleisher Performs Joe's Pub Solo Show Tonight, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2012

Star of the The Public Theater's FEBRUARY HOUSE - actor Julian Fleisher has been tapped by Joe's Pub for a solo performance tonight, June 11. (more...)

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