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Seattle Shakespeare Company Presents HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2010

Seattle Shakespeare Company opens its 20th anniversary season with a masterpiece of world drama - Hamlet. Award-winning director John Langs returns after his much-lauded production of The Merchant of Venice to stage and rediscover this exalted classic. (more...)

RIALTO CHATTER: Philip Seymour Hoffman to Star in DEATH OF A SALESMAN?
by Rialto Chatter - Sep 29, 2010

Michael Riedel reports in today's New York Post that talks are under way for Philip Seymour Hoffman to star in a Broadway revival of DEATH OF A SALESMAN, to be directed by Mike Nichols. He also reports that Linda Emond is said to be the top choice to play Loman's wife, Linda in the production which is aiming for 2011. (more...)

Jeremy McCarter to Host Public Forum Lecture Series at The Public this Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2010

This fall, The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamingson, Executive Director) will launch The Public Forum, an exciting new series of lectures, debates and conversations that showcase leading voices in the arts, politics and the media. Curated by Jeremy McCarter, a senior writer at Newsweek, Public Forum events are open to the general public. Tickets for the inaugural event can be purchased for $25 beginning Tuesday, October 5. Member tickets are on sale Tuesday, September 28. (more...)

UP ON THE MARQUEE: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE!
by Walter McBride - Sep 27, 2010

The Merchant of Venice begins performances at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street) on Tuesday, October 19. Al Pacino stars as Shylock for 78 performances only. The marquee is up and BroadwayWorld brings you coverage below! (more...)

UP ON THE MARQUEE: TIME STANDS STILL!
by Walter McBride - Sep 27, 2010

TIME STANDS STILL began previews, Thursday, September 23 and opens Thursday, October 7 at the Cort Theatre. The marquee is up and photo coverage appears below! (more...)

YES, PRIME MINISTER Transfers To The West End, Opens Sept 27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2010

The world premiere of Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay's play Yes, Prime Minister will open at the Gielgud Theatre, London on 17th September 2010, following a record-breaking run at Chichester Festival Theatre. The production will retain original cast members Henry Goodman as Sir Humphrey Appleby and David Haig as Prime Minister Jim Hacker. (more...)

Irving, Thomas, Steggert Star in CANDIDA 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2010

Gingold Theatrical Group -- which made history last December as the first company ever to present every play (including full-length works, one-acts and sketches) written by George Bernard Shaw -- continues its fifth year of PROJECT SHAW with CANDIDA, Shaw's provocative romantic comedy about a minister and his wife whose marriage is threatened by a young poet, on Monday, September 27 at 7pm at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. David Staller produces and directs. (more...)

Public's GATZ Begins Previews 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2010

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) will begin previews Sunday, September 26 for GATZ, the critically acclaimed theatrical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Created by Elevator Repair Service and directed by John Collins, GATZ will continue through Sunday, November 28, with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 6. Tickets are on-sale now. (more...)

Boxer, Gilbreath, Secombe Lead HAY FEVER At The Rose Theatre, Opens Sept 23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2010

The cast for Noël Coward's Hay Fever at the Rose Theatre will be led by Celia Imrie as Judith Bliss from 23 September - 9 October and Nichola McAuliffe, who will take over the role from 11 - 23 October. (more...)

Rabe, Jennings, Martin et al. Back for MERCHANT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2010

Michael Riedel reports in the New York Post this morning that Al Pacino's star power has earned The Merchant of Venice the winners spot for the fall's highest advance generating show. The production, which opens at the Broadhurst Theatre on November 7, 2010, has reportedly taken in approximately $4M, beating out all incoming fall plays and musicals. (more...)

PEE-WEE, LA BETE And More Set For THEATER TALK's New Season Begins 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2010

THEATER TALK, the lively TV series devoted to the world of the stage - hosted by Michael Riedel, Broadway columnist for the New York Post, and series producer Susan Haskins - returns for its 18th New York television season with a preview of Broadway's most anticipated fall shows on Friday, October 15 (2010) at 12:30 a.m. on Thirteen. (more...)

Barron, Borland And More Lead MTC's SPIRIT CONTROL, Previews 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2010

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce full casting for the Manhattan Theatre Club world premiere production of Beau Willimon's SPIRIT CONTROL, directed by Henry Wishcamper (Graceland, Port Authority). (more...)

LACC Announces 25th Anniversary Events
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2010

Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC), considered one of the world's foremost children's choirs, honors its history of artistic excellence and embraces exciting new opportunities as it commemorates its milestone 25th Anniversary in 2010-11. The year-long celebration features a series of concerts and musical partnerships with some of the region's leading arts organizations on stage and screen - silver and small - and in recordings. (more...)

BWW TV: AMERICAN THEATRE WING'S In The Wings - Production Manager Ruth Sternberg
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 5, 2010

Production Manager Ruth Sternberg is the primary facilitator in executing a stage production within its given financial parameters. She discusses with the director and designers what they want to achieve and provides staffing and resources for each play. After 10 years at Trinity Rep with Oskar Eustis, they both moved to the Public Theater where they work on 6 stages, Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater, and off-site productions such as Passing Strange, Hair, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and The Merchant of Venice on Broadway. Sternberg loves that her job always brings a new challenge, such as the one seen here for Kicking a Dead Horse. (more...)

Photo Flash: MERCHANT Of VENICE in Rehearsal!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2010

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson), Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel will begin performances on Tuesday, October 19 for Daniel Sullivan's critically acclaimed production of The Merchant of Venice at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street). The Merchant of Venice will play for 78 performances only through Sunday, January 9 with an official press opening on Sunday, November 7 at 6:45 p.m. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces its 2010 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2010

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival will celebrate its 75th anniversary this season, and while patrons will notice celebratory signs and banners as well as opportunities to sit in on historical lectures and talks throughout the season, the primary celebration is onstage. OSF has promised its audiences, to whom it has dedicated this milestone season that it will continue to focus energies on producing great plays this year. (more...)

Review - Mrs. Warren's Profession: The Life
by Ben Peltz - Oct 31, 2010

Three quarters of a century before a Frank Rich review had the power to close a Broadway show on opening night, New York City Police Commissioner William McAdoo accomplished the same feat with his pan of the 1905 American premiere of George Bernard Shaw's, Mrs. Warren's Profession. (more...)

Patinkin Leads COMPULSION at Berkeley Rep, 9/16-10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2010

Even as its shows reach New York and London, Berkeley Repertory Theatre begins another season of fearless theatre here at home: Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor Mandy Patinkin stars in the world-premiere production of Compulsion on Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage. Acclaimed director Oskar Eustis returns to the Bay Area with Rinne Groff's latest play, a kaleidoscopic collision of history and culture that combines stellar acting with marvelous marionettes. Compulsion, a world-premiere co-production from Berkeley Rep, The Public Theater, and Yale Repertory Theatre, begins previews on September 13, opens September 16, and closes October 31. (more...)

MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION Opens 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2010

The new Broadway production of George Bernard Shaw's play Mrs. Warren's Profession will star Tony Award winner Cherry Jones as 'Kitty Warren' & Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins making her Broadway debut as 'Vivie Warren.' The production will be directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd St). The cast will also feature Adam Driver as 'Frank Gardner', Mark Harelik as 'Sir George Crofts', Edward Hibbert as 'Mr. Praed' & Michael Siberry as 'Reverend Samuel Gardner'. (more...)

The Public Announces Post-Show Discussions For THAT HOPEY CHANGEY THING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2010

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) will present post-show discussions following select performances of Richard Nelson's That Hopey Changey Thing, the first play of the 2010-2011 Public LAB season. (more...)

ANGELS IN AMERICA Opens at Signature Theatre, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2010

Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) opens the first New York revival of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning epic work, ANGELS IN AMERICA: A GAY FANTASIA ON NATIONAL THEMES on October 28. The production will be directed by Michael Greif. ANGELS IN AMERICA is the first production of Signature's 20th Anniversary season, celebrating the works of Tony Kushner. (more...)

That Hopey Changey Thing Begins Previews At The Public 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2010

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) will begin previews Tuesday, October 26 for the world premiere of THAT HOPEY CHANGEY THING, written and directed by Richard Nelson. (more...)

The Public Theater To Launch New Shakespeare Platform: THE MOBILE UNIT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2010

The same time The Public Theater is in previews for Daniel Sullivan's acclaimed production of The Merchant of Venice on Broadway, The Public Theater announced it would expand its Shakespeare Initiative to include a new platform for the production of Shakespeare's works: THE MOBILE UNIT. (more...)

Ivey, Whitehead & More Complete Roudabout's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the full company of the new Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford as 'Lady Bracknell,' at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd St.). (more...)

Guthrie Theater & Acting Co. Present ROMEO AND JULIET/COMEDY OF ERRORS, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2010

Joe Dowling of the Guthrie Theater and Margot Harley of The Acting Company have announced an expanded touring season beginning and ending in New York. This will be the third joint tour for the two TONY-winning theaters and will feature co-productions of Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET directed by Penny Metropulos in repertory with THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, directed by Ian Belknap. Ms. Metropulos has directed at Oregon Shakespeare Festival for 19 years; Mr. Belknap, Associate Artistic Director of The Acting Company, has apprenticed under several master directors including Mark Lamos and Doug Hughes. (more...)

TWO TIMES TWO: A New Comedy Play Comes to Teatro Wego
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2010

Twice the trouble... four times the fun! Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS) is thrilled to present the WORLD PREMIERE production of TWO TIMES TWO, A New Comedy Play by Samuel Warren Joseph. (more...)

Bedford, Ivey et al. Lead Roundabout's IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the full company of the new Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford as 'Lady Bracknell,' at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd St.). The cast will also feature Dana Ivey as 'Miss Prism,' Paxton Whitehead as 'Reverend Chausible,' Santino Fontana as 'Algernon Moncrieff,' David Furr as 'Jack Worthing,' Tim MacDonald as 'Merriman,' Paul O'Brien as 'Lane,' Charlotte Parry as 'Cecily Cardew,' and Sara Topham as 'Gwendolyn.' (more...)

Xanthe Elbrick Leads Venus Flytrap At The Workshop Theater 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2010

Tony Award nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime) will direct Tony Award nominee Xanthe Elbrick (Coram Boy) in the world premiere production of Venus Flytrap by Anthony Dodge. Venus Flytrap will begin performances on November 4, 2010 at The Workshop Theater. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Announces Cast For THE LION IN WINTER, Begins 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2010

The Tony Award-nominated The Lion in Winter by James Goldman takes the stage at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey for a four-week run beginning October 20 and continuing through November 14. (more...)

Previews Begin For Public's IN THE WAKE 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2010

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) will begin previews Tuesday, October 19 for the New York premiere of IN THE WAKE. (more...)

That Hopey Changey Thing Begins Previews At The Public 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2010

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) will begin previews Tuesday, October 26 for the world premiere of THAT HOPEY CHANGEY THING, written and directed by Richard Nelson. (more...)

Friedman, McInerney Cast In The Public Theater's Chasing The Green Light, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2010

The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamingson, Executive Director) is proud to announce the addition of Academy Award-nominated actress Anne Hathaway and the best-selling author of the Gossip Girl series Cecily von Ziegesar to the prestigious roster of participants for "Chasing The Green Light," the first Public Forum on Monday, October 18. (more...)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE At The Public Announces Lottery Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2010

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson), Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel announced today that The Merchant of Venice will offer a lottery beginning Tuesday, October 19 for a limited number of $31.50 mezzanine tickets for Daniel Sullivan's acclaimed production of The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino as Shylock and Lily Rabe as Portia. (more...)

People's Light & Theatre Co Closes ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2010

People's Light & Theatre Company presents One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Dale Wasserman, based on the novel by Ken Kesey, from September 12 - October 16, 2010 on the Main Stage. Jackson Gay directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. (more...)

Previews Begin For Public's IN THE WAKE 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2010

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) will begin previews Tuesday, October 19 for the New York premiere of IN THE WAKE. (more...)

Friedman, McInerney Cast In The Public Theater's Chasing The Green Light
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2010

The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamingson, Executive Director) is proud to announce the addition of Academy Award-nominated actress Anne Hathaway and the best-selling author of the Gossip Girl series Cecily von Ziegesar to the prestigious roster of participants for "Chasing The Green Light," the first Public Forum on Monday, October 18. (more...)

Rush, Rickman, Shaw & More Set for BAM in 2011
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2010

Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, today announced programming for the BAM 2011 Spring Season, which runs from Jan 7 through Jun 11, 2011. The season comprises eight theater, opera, and dance engagements and features BAMcinématek series, BAMcafé Live weekend music events, artist talks, visual art exhibitions, and literary events. (more...)

BLOODY BLOODY Opens at Bernard Jacobs Theatre, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2010

Following its successful run at The Public Theater, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON will now begin performances on Broadway at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre (242 W. 45th Street) on Monday, September 20, 2010 and officially open on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. (more...)

About Face Theatre Presents FLOAT 11/11-12/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2010

About Face Theatre Artistic Director Bonnie Metzgar and Executive Director Jason Held are pleased to announce the world premiere of FLOAT by AFT Artistic Associate Patricia Kane, directed by 500 Clown founder Leslie B. Danzig, with dramaturgy by Artistic Associate Jessica Thebus. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Announces Cast For THE LION IN WINTER, Begins 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2010

The Tony Award-nominated The Lion in Winter by James Goldman takes the stage at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey for a four-week run beginning October 20 and continuing through November 14. (more...)

Xanthe Elbrick Leads Venus Flytrap At The Workshop Theater 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2010

Tony Award nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime) will direct Tony Award nominee Xanthe Elbrick (Coram Boy) in the world premiere production of Venus Flytrap by Anthony Dodge. Venus Flytrap will begin performances on November 4, 2010 at The Workshop Theater. (more...)

The Public Announces Post-Show Discussions For THAT HOPEY CHANGEY THING
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2010

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) will present post-show discussions following select performances of Richard Nelson's That Hopey Changey Thing, the first play of the 2010-2011 Public LAB season. (more...)

TWO TIMES TWO: A New Comedy Play Comes to Teatro Wego
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2010

Twice the trouble... four times the fun! Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS) is thrilled to present the WORLD PREMIERE production of TWO TIMES TWO, A New Comedy Play by Samuel Warren Joseph. (more...)

Oskar Eustis Hosts The Public's Who Lost America? 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2010

The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamingson, Executive Director) announced the line-up today for the second Public Forum event, "Who Lost America? How Our Politics and Culture Have Changed in the 10 Years Since Bush v. Gore", on Monday, November 15 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of IN THE WAKE At The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2010

IN THE WAKE opened November 1 at the Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson). Written by Lisa Kron directed by Leigh Silverman, IN THE WAKE will continue through Sunday, November 21. Tickets are on-sale now. (more...)

David Brannen, Leo Daignault Lead PLAID TIDINGS At The Old Globe 11/27-12/26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2010

Executive Producer Lou Spisto today announced the complete cast and creative team for The Old Globe's special engagement of Plaid Tidings - A Special Holiday Edition of Forever Plaid. (more...)

Lily Rabe to Miss A Week of MERCHANT OF VENICE; Official Opening Shifts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2010

BroadwayWorld has learned that The Merchant of Venice has had to push back it's official press opening to accommodate its star, Lily Rabe, who must miss the next several performances for family reasons. Opening night had been set for this Sunday, November 7. A rep for the production states that they are now aiming for a November 15 opening night instead and will be confirming sometime next week. (more...)

Xanthe Elbrick Leads Venus Flytrap At The Workshop Theater 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2010

Tony Award nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime) will direct Tony Award nominee Xanthe Elbrick (Coram Boy) in the world premiere production of Venus Flytrap by Anthony Dodge. Venus Flytrap will begin performances on November 4, 2010 at The Workshop Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE on Broadway - Production Shots!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2010

The Public Theater, with Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel present The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino as Shylock and Lily Rabe as Portia at the Broadhurst Theatre this fall. The Merchant of Venice will play 78 performances only through Sunday, January 9, with an official press opening on Sunday, November 7. See below for a first look at the show's official photo gallery! (more...)

Pacino Set for ARBITRAGE Film
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2010

According to Variety, Al Pacino is set to star in 'Arbitrage' alongside Eva Green and Susan Sarandon. The thriller will be directed by Nicholas Jarecki and will begin production next spring. Producers for the film include Michael Ohoven, Kevin Turen and Robert Salerno. (more...)

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