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The ALL SHOOK UP Diaries: Harley Seger and Daron Bruce ReportThe ALL SHOOK UP Diaries: Harley Seger and Daron Bruce Report
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 9, 2015

Rehearsals got under way this week for Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre's big musical for the summer of 2015: All Shook Up. With a cast of Nashville theater veterans -- joined by some of the region's brightest up-and-comers -- you can rest assured that the rehearsal process will be just as much fun as the show itself. Throughout the next couple of weeks we'll be sharing 'diaries' from members of the cast and crew in anticipation of opening night on July 23. Today, 2015 First Night Most Promising Actor Harley Seger (a rising senior at Christ Presbyterian Academy) and 2014 First Night Honoree Daron Bruce bring us up to speed... (more...)

Michigan Shakespeare Festival Sets Summer WorkshopsMichigan Shakespeare Festival Sets Summer Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

For the first time ever, the Official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan is offering workshops for professional actors, all taught by Michigan Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Janice L Blixt. The classes will be held at the Village Theatre of Cherry Hill in Canton, Michigan in July and August. For information or to book a slot, contact MSFCasting@aol.com. The classes include: (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co.'s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Opens 8/8Independent Shakespeare Co.'s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Opens 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

This summer, visit the idyllic Mediterranean countryside as INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. brings you to the end of WWII as it presents its take one of Shakespeare's most loved comedies, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, directed by Jeffrey Wienckowski. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING will begin previews at THE GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL on Thursday, July 30 at 7pm and will open on Saturday, August 8 at 7:00pm and perform through Sunday, August 30 at Old Zoo in Griffith Park. All ISC Summer Shakespeare productions are FREE to the public! MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING will follow ROMEO & JULIET, currently playing through July 26. ISC is the 2015 recipient of the LA Drama Critics Circle's highest honor, the Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in theater, and a 2015 recipient of a grant award from the National Endowment for the Arts. (more...)

Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Comedy of Errors as The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights! Anastasia Barzee and More in KISS ME, KATE at The Old GlobeSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights! Anastasia Barzee and More in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Jul 9, 2015

The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewackand an iconic score by Cole Porter, is a spectacular revival in collaboration with Hartford Stage, choreographed by Peggy Hickey and directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director and former Old Globe Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, who won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which made its world premiere at The Old Globe and Hartford Stage in 2013. The Old Globe engagement runs now through August 2, with opening night tonight, July 9, on the Donald and Darlene ShileyStage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Ted Bacino Optiones Historical Drama for a MovieTed Bacino Optiones Historical Drama for a Movie
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

England's foremost playwright is suspiciously murdered days before he is to be tried for treason. And an unknown actor suddenly becomes England's star playwright virtually overnight. Murder, mystery and manhunts in 1593. How could Christopher Marlowe, a known spy and England's foremost playwright, be suspiciously murdered and quickly buried in an unmarked grave just days before he was to be tried for treason? How could William Shakespeare, an unknown actor who 'held horses for the gentry while they watched the plays,' become England's star playwright virtually overnight? 'The Shakespeare Conspiracy' is a comedy-thriller that intertwines the two mysteries. It's a wild ride through the gay London theatre world as the city fights the black plague, the hunt for Catholics, and the questions about Marlowe's murder. As Marlowe and his sponsor/lover, Sir Thomas Walsingham realize that the sentence for heresy is always death by being 'drawn and quartered.' So they fake Marlowe's murder and arrange for an unknown actor to front the new works by Marlowe. Quickly the crown becomes suspicious of Marlowe's mysterious murder and the similarities of his works with those of Shakespeare's. (There are actually more than 100 identical or similar lines in the works of the two authors.) A manhunt begins with Marlowe being chased from city after city in Italy. He flees the Venetian city just as he finishes 'The Merchant of Venice' and 'Othello.' He runs from Padua as he writes 'The Taming of the Shrew' and he must leave Verona after a close call while he tries to finish 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Two Gentlemen of Verona.' The chase continues to Rome and Sicily where Marlowe in finally cornered. Meanwhile back in London, Shakespeare is trying to hide from the investigations of Constable Maunder and defend his writing of plays he's never read. And the homoerotic references in the recent works plague Shakespeare with his drinking buddies, his concubines and his wife. The whole chase culminates in a final confrontation of excitement and murder. All the historical facts presented in the book are accurate except for one date (which is explained in the preface). The last third of the book is a supplement verifying the facts in the novel. 'The Shakespeare Conspiracy' is available in both print and ebook formats. Book Details: 'The Shakespeare Conspiracy' By Ted Bacino Publisher: AuthorHouse ISBN: 978-1452050669 (paperback) ISBN: 978-1452050652 (hardcover) ISBN: 978-1452050676 (ebook) ASIN: B009CMFXUE Pages: 288 Genre: Historical Comedy-Drama About The Author: Ted Bacino has had a wild career as a newspaper reporter, high school and college educator, executive-assistant Secretary of State in Illinois, and vice-president of a chain of banks. He has also directed more than 100 musicals for three colleges, a dinner-theater, and Starlight Theater. As a writer he has lived in Germany, London, Venice, and Paris. He is now 82 years old and resides in Palm Springs, CA. He has a BA and MA from Northern Illinois University and a KSG from Harvard. For review copies, author interviews, or more information please contact: Ted Bacino Email: TBacino@AOL.com Website: http://www.TheShakespeareConspiracy.com PR by BookBuzz.net (more...)

Photo Flash: Zawe Ashton, Michelle Fairley & More in Rehearsal for SPLENDOUR at Donmar WarehousePhoto Flash: Zawe Ashton, Michelle Fairley & More in Rehearsal for SPLENDOUR at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

In the opulent drawing room of the Presidential Palace, a Western photojournalist awaits the return of the dictator. She is here to take his portrait. The dictator's wife, her best friend and an interpreter wait with her. Prada shoes, vodka glasses and light fingers tap out the time. He is late, very late… (more...)

Photo Flash: Kyle Riabko & Cast of WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? Rock Menier Chocolate FactoryPhoto Flash: Kyle Riabko & Cast of WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? Rock Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

The Menier Chocolate Factory  recently confirmed the international cast - hailing from across the UK, US and Canada, for the UK premiere of What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined. Burt Bacharach's celebrated songbook is given an exciting new interpretation with Kyle Riabko's thrillingly original musical arrangement. This show, directed by Oliver Award-winner Steven Hoggett, is a dynamic 90-minute non-stop musical journey in which the 27-year-old Riabko leads a talented group of young performers through Bacharach's classic melodies, blending nostalgia and innovation, where generations old and new can revel in the joy of these hits as if for the very first time. (more...)

Trevor Nunn's PERICLES and More Set for Theatre for a New Audience in 2015-16Trevor Nunn's PERICLES and More Set for Theatre for a New Audience in 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Theatre for a New Audience, Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz, announces its 2015-16 season, Inimitable Voices, Four plays by Shakespeare and Major American and European authors, at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

New Duncan Sheik/Kyle Jarrow Work & More Set for NAMT's 27th Annual Festival of New MusicalsNew Duncan Sheik/Kyle Jarrow Work & More Set for NAMT's 27th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the line up of new musicals for their 27th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Registration for Industry members is free and now open at www.namt.org/festival. (more...)

Northern Broadsides to Tour THE WINTER'S TALENorthern Broadsides to Tour THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2015

Following the critical success earlier in the year with their production of King Lear, the acclaimed Yorkshire theatre company Northern Broadsides will return to the works of Shakespeare this autumn with a daringly theatrical and heartbreakingly human new staging of his tale of reconciliation, love and forgiveness - The Winter's Tale. (more...)

Capital Stage Presents BLACK GIRL BLUESCapital Stage Presents BLACK GIRL BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2015

Capital Stage presents a special two-show engagement of 3: BLACK GIRL BLUES by local playwright/director/actor and frequent Capital Stage collaborator Anthony D'Juan. (more...)

State Theatre Company to Present VOLPONEState Theatre Company to Present VOLPONE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

State Theatre Company's Resident Director Nescha Jelk (Othello, Jesikah, Random) directs Emily Steel's brand new adaptation of Ben Jonson's outstanding and outrageous comedy. Starring local legend and master clown Paul Blackwell as a wealthy master of disguise and self-proclaimed ladies' man, Volpone is set to follow up State Theatre Company's recent tradition of comedy in winter with a dose of theatrical mayhem. (more...)

Recent RADA Grad Freddie Stewart Cast in Antic Disposition's HENRY VRecent RADA Grad Freddie Stewart Cast in Antic Disposition's HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Recent RADA graduate Freddie Stewart has been cast in the title role in Shakespeare's Henry V, in a site specific production that marks award-winning Antic Disposition's 10th anniversary. (more...)

Theatre InPlay, Inc. Sets Plans for Own Productions, CollaborationsTheatre InPlay, Inc. Sets Plans for Own Productions, Collaborations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

InPlay, Inc., a theatrical producing company started in 1999, has re-emerged with a new commitment to its mission to create and maintain a climate of diversity in Kansas City's theatre community.  InPlay now will not only produce its own productions, but will collaborate with other organizations to fulfill its mission. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre to Present MISALLIANCE, 8/5-30The Shakespeare Theatre to Present MISALLIANCE, 8/5-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present George Bernard Shaw's comedy Misalliance, directed by Artistic Associate/Casting Director Stephen Brown-Fried. Performances begin Wednesday, August 5th and continue through Sunday, August 30th at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Individual tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by visiting ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

LAST NIGHT AT THE CARMINE Set for FringeNYCLAST NIGHT AT THE CARMINE Set for FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

 LAST NIGHT AT THE CARMINE, a new play written and directed byCaroline Kelly Franklin, will make its world premiere in the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

Irish Theater of Chicago's MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE to Run 10/7-11/1Irish Theater of Chicago's MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE to Run 10/7-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Irish Theatre of Chicago will launch its 2015-16 Season with the Midwest premiere of Geraldine Aron's touching and comedic one-woman show MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE, directed by Siiri Scott and featuring ensemble Barbara Figgins*. MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE will play October 7 - November 1, 2015 at Chief O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant, 3471 N. Elston Ave. in Chicago. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, August 1 at www.irishtheatreofchicago.org.  The press opening is Thursday, October 8 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Full Cast Set for RSC's Swan Theatre Production of HECUBAFull Cast Set for RSC's Swan Theatre Production of HECUBA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Full casting is announced for the Swan Theatre production of Marina Carr's new play based on the epic tale of Hecuba, directed by RSC Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman with Derbhle Crotty in the title role, opening on Thursday 24 September 2015. (more...)

Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK Set for DMT, 8/27-9/20Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK Set for DMT, 8/27-9/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre 2015-2016 Revelations Season kicks off with the regional premiere of Lynn Nottage's biting satire about racial stereotyping in Hollywood: BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK.  By The Way, Meet Vera Stark will have 15 performances, including one preview, August 27 through September 20, 2015, at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward, CA. (more...)

Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Michael Grandage Company today announces the full company for the UK premiere of Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51. Nicole Kidman who leads the company as Rosalind Franklin is joined by Will Attenborough (James Watson), Edward Bennett (Francis Crick), Stephen Campbell Moore (Maurice Wilkins), Patrick Kennedy (Don Caspar) and Joshua Silver (Ray Gosling). Photograph 51 opens at the Noel Coward Theatre on 14 September, with previews from 5 September, and runs until 21 November. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HSF2015, Running 7/31-8/9Photo Flash: First Look at HSF2015, Running 7/31-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Shakespeare has become as much a part of summertime in Houston as baseball and backyard barbecues. Produced by the University of Houston's School of Theatre & Dance, the Houston Shakespeare Festival (HSF) has brought the Bard to Bayou City residents for four decades. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Sets 2015-16 'All The World's A Stage' ClassesOrlando Shakespeare Theater Sets 2015-16 'All The World's A Stage' Classes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is proud to announce its lineup of educational youth classes available this Fall 2015, Winter 2016, and Spring 2016. Each of the Theater's All the World's a Stage classes focus on skill sets that benefit students in everyday life, as well as on stage. (more...)

1812 Productions to Present THE SHOPLIFTERS1812 Productions to Present THE SHOPLIFTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

1812 Productions is pleased to begin its 2015-2016 season with Morris Panych's newest comedy, The Shoplifters. The Shoplifters premiered at Arena Stage in 2014. This Philadelphia premiere will be produced as part of the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. (more...)

Tottenham Summer Sets The Royal Court Theatre LineupTottenham Summer Sets The Royal Court Theatre Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

TOTTENHAM'S OWN is a celebration of work made by the local community and will include workshops and performance nights for home grown talent in the Tottenham area. (more...)

Full Company Announced for Rose Theatre Kingston's THE WARS OF THE ROSESFull Company Announced for Rose Theatre Kingston's THE WARS OF THE ROSES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the full company for The Wars of the Roses. Trevor Nunn will direct Oscar Batterham (John Talbot/Son who killed his father), Freddy Carter (company), Kare Conradi (Dauphin/Edward IV), Oliver Cotton (Winchester/Clifford/Hastings), Jim Creighton (Burgandy/Simpcox/Stafford/Father who killed his son/Ely), Imogen Daines (Joan of Arc/Lady Bona/Lady Anne), Harry Egan (company), Alexandra Gilbreath (Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester/Elizabeth), Alexander Hanson (Richard, Duke of York/Buckingham), Rufus Hound (Bedford/Bolingbroke/Jack Cade/Rivers), James de Lauch Hay (company), Geoff Leesley (Exeter/Mortimer/Lord Mayor/Lt of the Tower), Owen Oakeshott (Somerset/Ratcliff), Joely Richardson (Margaret), Robert Sheehan (Alencon/Richard III), James Simmons (Talbot/John Hume/Norfolk/First Murderer), Laurence Spellman (Bastard of Orleans/Young Clifford/Richmond/Second Murderer), Susan Tracy (Margery Jourdain/Duchess of York), Alex Waldmann (Henry VI/Tyrrel), Timothy Walker (Warwick/Catesby), Andrew Woodall (Gloucester/Iden/Derby) and Michael Xavier (Suffolk/George of Clarence). (more...)

White Heron Theatre Co. to Present GRAVEDIGGER'S TALE ON NANTUCKETWhite Heron Theatre Co. to Present GRAVEDIGGER'S TALE ON NANTUCKET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The White Heron Theatre Company announces a one-of-a-kind pop-up theatre experience with the opening ofGravedigger's Tale, a new, interactive, one-man play conceived and directed by Robert Richmond and produced in tandem with the Folger Theatre.  (more...)

The ALL SHOOK UP Diaries: Hurtling Toward Opening NightThe ALL SHOOK UP Diaries: Hurtling Toward Opening Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 21, 2015

Rehearsals  are drawing to a close as the bright lights of opening night begin to heat up at Nashville's Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre, where the cast and crew of the company's big summer musical, All Shook Up, get ready for their big debut on Thursday. With a cast of Nashville theater veterans – joined by some of the region's brightest up-and-comers – it promises to be a grand theatrical affair. We've been sharing some of the backstage gossip for the past couple of weeks and as our preview coverage concludes, we share a special “by the numbers” look at the show, courtesy of Christen Heilman Runyon… (more...)

Susie Blake to Lead HANDBAGGED UK TourSusie Blake to Lead HANDBAGGED UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Susie Blake will play 'The Queen' in the Tricycle Theatre's Olivier award-winning production of Moira Buffini's West End hit comedy, Handbagged, which embarks on a major 13-week national tour this autumn from 9 September to 5 December 2015. (more...)

Nevada Conservatory Theatre to Premiere New Musical ACE in Concert, 8/22-23Nevada Conservatory Theatre to Premiere New Musical ACE in Concert, 8/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The Nevada Conservatory Theatre (NCT) will present the new musical "ACE" in a fully-staged concert setting for two performances only on Saturday and Sunday, August 22 and 23, 2015 at 1 p.m. in the Judy Bayley Theatre.  This special concert presentation is a benefit for the NCT with all proceeds going to help fund the ongoing work of the prestigious cultural institution. (more...)

Second Thought Theatre to Close 2015 Season with OTHELLOSecond Thought Theatre to Close 2015 Season with OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Second Thought Theatre closes its 2015 season with one of William Shakespeare's greatest tragedies, Othello. Joel Ferrell's intimate and immersive production starring Tyrees Allen in the title role opens with previews on Wednesday, July 15 and runs through Saturday, August 8. All performances of Othello will take place at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Campus, 3636 turtle Creek Blvd. Tickets to Othello can be purchased online at 2TT.co. (more...)

Smooth Faced Gentlemen & Greenwich Theatre to Bring All-Female OTHELLO to Edinburgh FringeSmooth Faced Gentlemen & Greenwich Theatre to Bring All-Female OTHELLO to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

The award-winning Smooth Faced Gentlemen, an all-female ensemble, return to Edinburgh with Othello, Shakespeare's tragedy of misdirection, manipulation and intense sexual jealousy. (more...)

Smooth Faced Gentlemen & Greenwich Theatre's All-Female TITUS ANDRONICUS Set for Edinburgh FringeSmooth Faced Gentlemen & Greenwich Theatre's All-Female TITUS ANDRONICUS Set for Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Smooth Faced Gentlemen, the award-winning all-female ensemble bring their vibrant and vicious retelling of Titus Andronicus back to Edinburgh. Three families intertwine in a brutally farcical tale of revenge, told with style, wit and gallons of bright red paint. (more...)

The Drilling Co. Brings ROMEO AND JULIET to Bryant Park TodayThe Drilling Co. Brings ROMEO AND JULIET to Bryant Park Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' exquisitely pleads for similar and neighboring peoples to stop killing each other for reasons they no longer remember. In The Drilling Company's production for Bryant Park Shakespeare, presented today, July 17, to August 2, the play will be set in a modern city which is divided by wealth and class. (more...)

BWW Reviews: At Long Last - Misty Copeland Has Been Promoted to PrincipalBWW Reviews: At Long Last - Misty Copeland Has Been Promoted to Principal
by Rose Marija - Jul 14, 2015

No other ballet dancer has received more publicity than Misty Copeland during the last five years. Her promotion to principal dancer of American Ballet Theatre was announced on June 30, 2015, and picked up immediately by most newspapers and television news shows, including the front page of the New York Times. This long awaited announcement eclipsed the simultaneous promotion of ABT soloist Stella Abrera, another great talent, to principal, who has been waiting longer than Copeland for her promotion. (more...)

HELD MOMENTARILY, Featuring India Carney, Extends at NYMFHELD MOMENTARILY, Featuring India Carney, Extends at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

HELD MOMENTARILY -- the new musical featuring India Carney, the singer and actress who was a 2015 finalist on NBC-TV's 'The Voice' -- has extended its engagement at The New York Musical Theatre Festival. Scheduled to run July 20 to July 27, 2015, the production has added an additional performance on Tuesday, July 21 at 1:00 PM at PTC Performance Space (555 West 42nd Street in New York). (more...)

Cast Set for Stage Premiere of ANITA AND ME at Birmingham RepCast Set for Stage Premiere of ANITA AND ME at Birmingham Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Mandeep Dhillon and Jalleh Alizadeh will take leading roles in the stage premiere of Meera Syal's much-loved novel, Anita And Me which opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 9 October (press night Tuesday 13 October). (more...)

The ALL SHOOK UP Diaries: It's A Busy Weekend for the CastThe ALL SHOOK UP Diaries: It's A Busy Weekend for the Cast
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 13, 2015

Rehearsals got under way last week for Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre's big musical for the summer of 2015: All Shook Up. With a cast of Nashville theater veterans - joined by some of the region's brightest up-and-comers - you can rest assured that the rehearsal process will be just as much fun as the show itself. Throughout the next couple of weeks we'll be sharing 'diaries' from members of the cast and crew in anticipation of opening night on July 23. (more...)

InPlay, Inc. Resumes ProductionInPlay, Inc. Resumes Production
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

InPlay, Inc., a theatrical producing company started in 1998, has resumed production after a 4 year hiatus. Its first production will be one of its "By the Book" series, a staged reading of William Shakespeare's Othello. Othello will run August 6 through August 9, 2015 in the Penn Valley Room of Just Off Broadway Theatre. Just Off Broadway Theatre is located at 3051 Central in Penn Valley Park, Kansas City, MO. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak-Helmed KISS ME, KATE Extends Through Aug 9 at The Old GlobeDarko Tresnjak-Helmed KISS ME, KATE Extends Through Aug 9 at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter, will now add a week by popular demand and run through August 9 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets for the extension will go on sale this Sunday, July 12 at noon. (more...)

BWW Dance TV Interviews: Judith Fugate and Medhi BahiriBWW Dance TV Interviews: Judith Fugate and Medhi Bahiri
by Barnett Serchuk - Jul 1, 2015

Ballet NY will present the world premiere of What Ever, choreographed by Medhi Bahiri, as well as works by John Butler, William Forsythe and Stanton Welch, July 9 - 11 at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue). (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS to Close Gallery Players' 49th Season; New Leadership, Full Lineup Announced!IN THE HEIGHTS to Close Gallery Players' 49th Season; New Leadership, Full Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The Gallery Players in Park Slope are proud to announce new changes in their leadership by welcoming Justine McLaughlin as Managing Director and Mark Harborth as Artistic Director to helm their 49th Season. Both McLaughlin and Harborth have a long history with the organization in various roles including sitting on the Board of Directors. (more...)

Sydney Festival to Launch 40th Anniversary Year with Desdemona, WoyzeckSydney Festival to Launch 40th Anniversary Year with Desdemona, Woyzeck
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Sydney Festival launches its 40th anniversary year with two great works of art; a special October season of Desdemona based on Shakespeare's Othello, and Festival theatre highlight Woyzeck - a stage adaptation of Georg Buchner's eponymous play by American musicians Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, and acclaimed theatre director Robert Wilson. (more...)

Amanda Hale to Lead Cast of STUDY OF RELIGIOUS RADICALISATIONAmanda Hale to Lead Cast of STUDY OF RELIGIOUS RADICALISATION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

At the same time as announcing the autumn tour dates, ATC and the Unicorn Theatre announce the cast for their co-production of the UK premiere of Martyr. Star of The Nether, Ripper Street and The White Queen, Amanda Hale is joined by Flaminia Cinque (Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason), Kriss Dosanjh (Rafta Rafta), Mark Lockyer (London Road), Brian Lonsdale (The Pitman Painters), Daniel O'Keefe (professional debut), Farshid Rokey (Mogadishu) and Jessye Romeo (Dirty Sexy Things) in Ramin Gray's production of Marius von Mayenburg's searing exploration of radicalisation and liberal multi-cultulralism. (more...)

David Fielder and Nigel Hastings to Lead AND THEN COME THE NIGHTJARS at Theatre503David Fielder and Nigel Hastings to Lead AND THEN COME THE NIGHTJARS at Theatre503
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

David Fielder and Nigel Hastings will star in the first show in Theatre503's autumn season, And Then Come The Nightjars by Bea Roberts. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Present BEDROOM FARCE, 8/25-9/13Westport Country Playhouse to Present BEDROOM FARCE, 8/25-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will reunite audience favorites---playwright Alan Ayckbourn and director John Tillinger---and an ensemble of popular actors from prior Ayckbourn works at the Playhouse---in the comedy, 'Bedroom Farce,' playing August 25 through September 13. 'Bedroom Farce' received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, during its 1979 Broadway run. (more...)

Jeffrey Foucault to Release 'SALT AS WOLVES' in OctoberJeffrey Foucault to Release 'SALT AS WOLVES' in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

A show played perfectly to an empty bar. A singer with life and death on his shoulders, swinging a microphone like Samson swung a jawbone. The real ones who die with nothing half the time. With Salt As Wolves - his fifth collection of original songs - Jeffrey Foucault gives us what poet and author Chris Dombrowski calls in the album's liner notes, “that rare artistic combination of a voice and a world:” a tough, spare collection of darkly rendered blues and ballads, like a field recording of a place that never existed. In a series of letters to lovers, friends, heroes, and family, Foucault deftly weaves together disparate strands of sound and experience, raw love, and hard wisdom. Jeffrey Foucault will release Salt As Wolves on October 16 via Blueblade Records (more...)

Sydney Festival to Launch 40th Anniversary Year with DESDEMONA and WOYZECKSydney Festival to Launch 40th Anniversary Year with DESDEMONA and WOYZECK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Sydney Festival launches its 40th anniversary year with two great works of art; a special October season of Desdemona based on Shakespeare's Othello, and Festival theatre highlight Woyzeck - a stage adaptation of Georg Buchner's eponymous play by American musicians Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, and acclaimed theatre director Robert Wilson. (more...)

UK Tour of BRAVE NEW WORLD Releases Full Cast & DatesUK Tour of BRAVE NEW WORLD Releases Full Cast & Dates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Further casting has been announced for Brave New World, a co-production by Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Touring Consortium Theatre Company, with Abigail McKern, William Postlethwaite,Gruffudd Glyn, Olivia Morgan and Scott Karim joining the previously announced Sophie Ward in the ensemble cast, and Frantic Assembly's Eddie Kay joining the creative team for this world premiere production. Aldous Huxley's ground-breaking novel, newly adapted for the stage by Dawn King with original music by These New Puritans, is opening in Northampton this September before a major national tour. (more...)

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) Comes to The Shakespeare Tavern PlayhouseTHE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) Comes to The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2015

The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse in Atlanta presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield (and William Shakespeare). (more...)

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