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BWW Reviews: WAITING FOR OTHELLO and DESDEMONA: Two Plays, Two Acts, and One HitBWW Reviews: WAITING FOR OTHELLO and DESDEMONA: Two Plays, Two Acts, and One Hit
by Katricia Lang - Sep 9, 2014

The Trebuchet Players' production of DESDEMONA: A PLAY ABOUT A HANDKERCHIEF features top-notch acting and an emotional depth so luxurious you could get lost in it. Homegrown talent Bryan Maynard's silly, self-aware, but not self-serious, play WAITING FOR Othello features equally talented performers and loads of humor. Both plays poke fun at ridiculous gender stereotypes while evoking laughter and tears in equal measure. (more...)

A.C.T. Extends OLD HATS Through 10/12A.C.T. Extends OLD HATS Through 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Due to overwhelming advance ticket sales, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced that an extra week of performances will be added to the current schedule of the West Coast premiere of the Signature Theatre production of Old Hats. Originally scheduled to close on Sunday, October 5, tickets are now on-sale through Sunday, October 12. Old Hats will perform at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). Tickets ($20-$120) are on-sale now and may be purchased online at act-sf.org or by calling 415.749.2228. (more...)

Broadway's Patti LuPone to Guest Star on Season 2 of Showtime's PENNY DREADFUL!Broadway's Patti LuPone to Guest Star on Season 2 of Showtime's PENNY DREADFUL!
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Two-time Tony® Award winner and Emmy® nominee Patti LuPone (American Horror Story, Life Goes On, Evita, Gypsy) is signing on as a guest star on the second season of the hit SHOWTIME drama series PENNY DREADFUL. (more...)

TCG Announces SPARK Leadership ProgramTCG Announces SPARK Leadership Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the ten participants in the SPARK Leadership Program, one of the programs in TCG's Leading the Charge: Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, SPARK will create a more diverse theatre landscape by supporting the professional development of exceptional rising leaders of color who aim to take on executive leadership positions in artistic, management or producing roles at U.S. not-for-profit theatres. (more...)

Martin Sola and Nicholas Urda to Star in CRT's OLIVES AND BLOOD, Running 10/2-12Martin Sola and Nicholas Urda to Star in CRT's OLIVES AND BLOOD, Running 10/2-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will open their 2014-15 season with Olives and Blood at the Nafe Katter Theatre October 2nd - 12th. Written by Michael Bradford, this new play stars Martin Sola as Juan Luis Trescante Medina, the aging fascist who claims responsibility for the murder of poet-playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, played by Nicholas Urda. (more...)

InDepth InterView Flashback 2013: Joan Rivers Talks JOAN & MELISSA: JOAN KNOWS BEST?, FASHION POLICE, SALLY MARR Revival & MoreInDepth InterView Flashback 2013: Joan Rivers Talks JOAN & MELISSA: JOAN KNOWS BEST?, FASHION POLICE, SALLY MARR Revival & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 7, 2014

Today we remember stage and screen icon Joan Rivers in honor of her death this week at the age of 81 with this InDepth InterView originally presented in 2013. (more...)

Shakespeare Talks Return to The Pearl With 'Directing Shakespeare' 9/15Shakespeare Talks Return to The Pearl With 'Directing Shakespeare' 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

The Shakespeare Society and The Pearl Theatre Company present SHAKESPEARE TALKS: DIRECTING SHAKESPEARE featuring Arin Arbus and Rebecca Taichman Monday, Sept. 15th at 7pm. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announce Casting for World Premiere of QUEEN COALSheffield Theatres Announce Casting for World Premiere of QUEEN COAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Sheffield Theatres today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Bryony Lavery's play Queen Coal, which will take to the Studio stage from Thursday 30 October to Saturday 22 November. (more...)

Finborough to Present RACHEL, First Play By An African American Woman Ever Produced, This AutumnFinborough to Present RACHEL, First Play By An African American Woman Ever Produced, This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Rediscovered by Finborough Theatre Artistic Director Neil McPherson, Rachel is a genuinely lost landmark of American theatre -- the first play by an African American woman ever produced professionally. Directed by exciting young director Ola Ince, as part of Black History Month, the European premiere of Rachel opens at the multi award-winning Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 2 October at 7.30pm). (more...)

Renaissance One, Tilt and Carnival Village to Host LONDON IS THE PLACE FOR ME 2014 Festival, Oct 25-26Renaissance One, Tilt and Carnival Village to Host LONDON IS THE PLACE FOR ME 2014 Festival, Oct 25-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Renaissance One and Tilt with Carnival Village and partners present 'London is the Place for Me 2014'. The second weekend festival of literature, music and limin' returns to celebrate the vibrancy of the Caribbean and its love affair with London, curated by Melanie Abrahams, Ray Funk and Alexander D Great and running at The Tabernacle, London W11 25th and 26th October 2014, with events from noon until late. (more...)

Three Performers to Retire This Spring as Principal Dancers for American Ballet TheatreThree Performers to Retire This Spring as Principal Dancers for American Ballet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes, Principal Dancers with American Ballet Theatre, have announced their retirements from the Company at the conclusion of the 2015 Metropolitan Opera House season in New York City. 'These three unique ballerinas have each made such distinctive contributions to ABT throughout the years,' Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie stated. 'With them, an era of our history resides. Their remarkable careers will be three more reasons to celebrate our 75th Anniversary season.' (more...)

BULL, OTHELLO & BELLEVILLE Set for STT's 2015 SeasonBULL, OTHELLO & BELLEVILLE Set for STT's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Second Thought Theatre today announced complete details for its 2015 season under the leadership of new Artistic Director Alex Organ. Organ's first season in this new role includes adults behaving badly in the workplace, an ex-pat couple living the dream in Paris and a fresh take on one of the Bard's most profound tragedies. Membership and ticket information for STT's 2015 season is available online at 2TT.co. (more...)

Keith Josef Adkins' PITBULLS to Begin Performances in November at RattlestickKeith Josef Adkins' PITBULLS to Begin Performances in November at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that Pitbulls, written by Keith Josef Adkinsand directed by Leah Gardiner, will begin previews Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 8pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. Opening night is set for Thursday, November 20 at 8pm. Pitbulls plays through Saturday, December 13. (more...)

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera to Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th Birthday, 10/9Chattanooga Symphony & Opera to Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th Birthday, 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera is presenting a Shakespearean-themed concert to celebrate the bard's 450th anniversary of his birth on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Tivoli Theatre. CSO Music Director Kayoko Dan selected three works to perform in celebration – Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream suite, and Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, a modern day version of Romeo and Juliet. (more...)

Original DEATH OF A SALESMAN Cast Member, Don Keefer, Dies at 98Original DEATH OF A SALESMAN Cast Member, Don Keefer, Dies at 98
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Among other roles, Don Keefer originated the role of Bernard in DEATH OF A SALESMAN on Broadway, directed by Elia Kazan, which ran from February 1949 to November 1950. According to the New York Times, stage and screen actor Donald Hood Keefer, 98, died in Sherman Oaks, Calif. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ONCE's Paul Alexander NolanTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ONCE's Paul Alexander Nolan
by BWW Staff - Sep 26, 2014

In this week's edition, we caught up with Paul Alexander Nolan, who is starring as 'Guy' in ONCE- currently playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. (more...)

Olivia Vinall to Return to the National in THE HARD PROBLEMOlivia Vinall to Return to the National in THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Olivia Vinall, who last starred in KING LEAR and Othello at the National Theatre, will return to the stage in Tom Stoppard's new play THE HARD PROBLEM, directed by Nicholas Hytner in January 2015. (more...)

Guy Pearce and Dominic West Join Michael Grandage's GENIUS FilmGuy Pearce and Dominic West Join Michael Grandage's GENIUS Film
by Movies News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

The Daily Mail reports that Guy Pearce and Dominic West have joined Jude Law and Colin Firth in stage director Michael Grandage's first film GENIUS. (more...)

THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS to Play at Rice University, 11/14-22THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS to Play at Rice University, 11/14-22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Disguised lovers, tricky servants, and well-meaning parents cross and double-cross one another in Carlo Goldoni's 18th century slapstick filled, comic gem. The characters' search for a happy ending depends entirely on the wily servant Truffaldino, who is constantly on the lookout for a decent meal. Truffaldino's attempt to double his wages by being the servant to two masters unravels with delicious mayhem. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger TheatreJULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare's enduring political tragedy, Julius Caesar from October 28 - December 7, 2014. Robert Richmond (Richard III and Henry V at Folger) directs the epic portrait of the battle between ambition and honor, conspiracy and loyalty, leading an outstanding ensemble including Anthony Cochrane (Broadway's War Horse and Folger's Henry VIII) as the honorable Marcus Brutus, and Maurice Jones, making his Folger Theatre debut as Caesar's closest ally, Mark Antony. (more...)

2014 Montreal English Theatre Award Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for Oct 202014 Montreal English Theatre Award Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for Oct 20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

In celebration of excellence in English-language theatre in Montreal, the Montreal English Theatre Awards Committee is pleased to release its list of 2013-2014 nominees. The second annual METAs gala will take place on Monday October 20th at 7:45pm at the Rialto Theatre (5723 avenue du Parc). (more...)

THE WALL and 'THE MUSE'S SONG' Set for NY Shakespeare Exchange Reading Series, 10/15-25THE WALL and 'THE MUSE'S SONG' Set for NY Shakespeare Exchange Reading Series, 10/15-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

New York Shakespeare Exchange, producer of the internationally-acclaimed The Sonnet Project and ShakesBEER: NYC's Original Shakespearean Pub Crawl, is pleased to announce their upcoming 2 Plays. 1 Conversation Reading Series. The annual series, featuring lightly staged readings of two plays, explores the intersection of classical and contemporary theater and engages artists and audiences in an open dialogue about the place of Shakespeare in today's society. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Launch Costume Hire ServiceSheffield Theatres Launch Costume Hire Service
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Sheffield Theatres today announce the launch of a new costume hire service. Theatrical costumes from the theatres' wardrobe department, which houses over 10,000 garments, will be made available to both professional and amateur theatre companies, schools and universities, as well as film production companies, photographers and stylists, through the new service based at the Crucible. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristine Nielsen, Keenan-Bolgers, Kate Mulgrew & More Pose for Creative Faces ProjectPhoto Flash: Kristine Nielsen, Keenan-Bolgers, Kate Mulgrew & More Pose for Creative Faces Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Academy, Emmy and TONY Award winner Ellen Burstyn (Picnic, 'Requiem for a Dream'), TONY Award winner Jefferson Mays (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, I Am My Own Wife), TONY Award nominee Jessica Hecht (King Lear, A View from the Bridge), and New York favorites Tracee Chimo (Lips Together Teeth Apart, Bad Jews) and Steven Boyer (King Lear, Hand to God) have all been photographed for The Creative Faces Project. The weekly release of their individual entries will mark the project's official launch this fall. Current featured artists are listed below. (more...)

Mitchell Butel to Perform Cabaret Show at Hayes TheatreMitchell Butel to Perform Cabaret Show at Hayes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

A thousand dreams, a handful of loves, too many martinis and 24 hours packed into 80 minutes of song. Tales of time from the jazz and blues songbooks starring Mitchell Butel, presented by Neil Gooding in association with Hayes Theatre Co. (more...)

BWW Reviews: All-Star Roster Brings the Bard to Fenway ParkBWW Reviews: All-Star Roster Brings the Bard to Fenway Park
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 20, 2014

It was a winning night at Fenway Park for the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and the hometown fans as they celebrated with an all-star roster for SHAKESPEARE AT FENWAY. The one-night event had comedy, tragedy, and some extra excitement (not unlike the Red Sox) for a great start to CSC's 20th anniversary season. (more...)

Court Theatre & American Blues Theater Extend NATIVE SONCourt Theatre & American Blues Theater Extend NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Court Theatre and American Blues Theater announce an extension to the world premiere of American Blues Ensemble Member Nambi E. Kelley's new adaptation of Richard Wright's classic novel, Native Son, directed by Seret Scott. Native Son will now run September 11 - October 19, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jeffrey Coyle About Directing the Musical  HELLO AGAINBWW Interviews: Jeffrey Coyle About Directing the Musical HELLO AGAIN
by Mark C. Lloyd - Sep 18, 2014

As the first production of American Repertory Theater of WNY's 2014-15 season about to kick-off with Michael John LaChiusa's musical HELLO AGAIN, Artie Award winning director, Jeffrey Coyle took time from a busy rehearsal schedule to answer a few questions about the production schedule to open on September 11th. (more...)

SOLOMON AND MARION to Run 16 October - 1 November at Birmingham Repertory TheatreSOLOMON AND MARION to Run 16 October - 1 November at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

A powerful story of two injured souls searching for redemption in a fragile, post-apartheid South Africa, Solomon And Marion featuring Dame Janet Suzman and Khayalethu Anthony, opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 16 October - 1 November. (more...)

Neil Stuke Joins Dervla Kirwan in FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE, Running Nov 6-Dec 6 at ChichesterNeil Stuke Joins Dervla Kirwan in FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE, Running Nov 6-Dec 6 at Chichester
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Neil Stuke joins the previously announced Dervla Kirwan at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester where they will play two cautious lovers whose tender and funny fledging romance unfolds over one memorable night in a New York apartment. FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE by Terrence McNally will be directed by Paulette Randall and runs 6 November - 6 December 2014. (more...)

OTHELLO Runs 10/18-12/14 at Odyssey TheatreOTHELLO Runs 10/18-12/14 at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

'Tis the soldiers' life. To have their balmy slumbers waked by strife." Three of L.A.'s most venerable artistic directors come together when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble (Ron Sossi, artistic director) and The New American Theatre (Jack Stehlin, artistic director) present a bold new production of Shakespeare's Othello, directed by Rogue Machine artistic director John Perrin Flynn. The modern dress production, starring Stehlin as Iago opposite A Martinez in the title role, opens for press on Oct. 17 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. (more...)

Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This FallJay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bill Irwin, David Shiner and Shaina Taub in A.C.T.'s OLD HATSPhoto Flash: First Look at Bill Irwin, David Shiner and Shaina Taub in A.C.T.'s OLD HATS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) presents the West Coast premiere of the Signature Theatre production of OLD HATS. Originally scheduled to close on Sunday, October 5, tickets are now on-sale through Sunday, October 12. Old Hats will perform at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Louise Plowright, Helena Blackman & More to Star in 'BUT FIRST THIS' at Watermill TheatreLouise Plowright, Helena Blackman & More to Star in 'BUT FIRST THIS' at Watermill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The Watermill Theatre has announced details of the premiere of But First This, a musical homage to Radio 4, written by BBC newsreader Kathy Clugston, playing from Thursday 23 October to Saturday 8 November 2014 (press night Monday 27 October, 7.30pm). On sale now. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Epic Theatre Company's COMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY - Gender Bending at Its BestBWW Reviews: Epic Theatre Company's COMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY - Gender Bending at Its Best
by Juli Parker - Sep 13, 2014

Epic Theatre Company starts off its third season with Jeffrey Hatcher's COMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY, directed by Jill D. Jones. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Joseph Marcell & More in Folger Theatre's KING LEARPhoto Flash: First Look at Joseph Marcell & More in Folger Theatre's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Folger Theatre continues its relationship with Shakespeare's Globe in London with the touring production of KING LEAR, continuing in D.C. for a limited engagement through September 21. Directed by Bill Buckhurst, the acclaimed production has toured for months in the UK, Europe, and Asia. The Folger will be its debut here in the States. Check out a first look at the production below! (more...)

Nick Weber Shares SHAKESPEARE WITH HEARING AIDSNick Weber Shares SHAKESPEARE WITH HEARING AIDS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

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Charlie Pollock and Mary Kate Morrissey to Star in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY This FallCharlie Pollock and Mary Kate Morrissey to Star in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Elmer Gantry, a musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop (book), Mel Marvin (music) and Bob Satuloff (lyrics) in 1998; the show has not been produced since then. This will be the 5th production in the show's history. Running in the MAX Theatre October 7 - November 9, Signature's production will include several brand new songs by Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff and a reimagined script that John Bishop worked on until his death in 2006. (more...)

NT Live's FRANKENSTEIN with Benedict Cumberbatch Returning to Theaters in OctoberNT Live's FRANKENSTEIN with Benedict Cumberbatch Returning to Theaters in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Due to unprecedented audience demand, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE has announced special encore screenings of The National Theatre of Great Britain's acclaimed Olivier Award winning production of FRANKENSTEIN, a play by Nick Dear based on Mary Shelley's novel. The production stars Olivier Award winners Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, and directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle, in select cinemas worldwide on October 27 & 29, 2014. Tickets go on sale beginning this Friday, September 12. Dates vary at venues internationally and further screenings will follow. (more...)

Nora Sorena Casey's NOT AFRAID to Play Under St. Marks, 10/19-11/4Nora Sorena Casey's NOT AFRAID to Play Under St. Marks, 10/19-11/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

'Not Afraid' by Nora Sorena Casey is a dark comedy about Bets, a young woman who is obsessed with her death metal blog. When she gets a death threat, it catalyzes a series of disturbing encounters for both her and her housemate and best friend, Hunter, a callous law student. The two women argue about heavy metal, the U.S.S.R. and taco night -- and try not to die. The play is at once funny, sad and devastating. PowerOut presents the work's world premiere October 19 to November 4 at Under St. Marks, 94 St. Marks Place. Ben Ferber directs. (more...)

Folger Theatre to Present Special Performance of CRY 'HAVOC!', 11/4Folger Theatre to Present Special Performance of CRY 'HAVOC!', 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Along with producing powerful Shakespeare plays like Julius Caesar (Oct. 28 - Dec. 7), Folger Theatre joins with Promundo-US to offer a special performance of Cry 'Havoc!' on Tuesday, November 4 at 7pm. This dramatic evening draws meaningful connections between soldiers and military personnel of our day with those of Shakespeare's works. It is written and performed by US military veteran Stephan Wolfert. (more...)

Drama League Will Honor James Earl Jones at 2015 Gala- MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAYDrama League Will Honor James Earl Jones at 2015 Gala- MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The Drama League (Executive Director Gabriel Shanks; Artistic Director Roger T. Danforth) announced today they will honor the legendary Emmy®, Grammy®, Oscar® and Tony® Award (EGOT) winner James Earl Jones at the 31st Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway, to be held onMonday evening, February 2, 2015 at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street). The black-tie gala, which features dozens of stars from Hollywood and Broadway in a one-night-only musical tribute inspired by Mr. Jones' career in theater, film and television, supports The Drama League's educational initiatives for promising young artists. Tickets are available by calling (212) 244-9494. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Present THE MOUSETRAP, 11/7-12/14Northlight Theatre to Present THE MOUSETRAP, 11/7-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie, directed by Jonathan Berry. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from November 7 - December 14, 2014. The press opening is Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Present VIBRANT 2014 Playwrights Festival, Nov 2-20Finborough Theatre to Present VIBRANT 2014 Playwrights Festival, Nov 2-20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Now in its sixth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre presents Vibrant 2014 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing and part of its 20 Premieres season, running between 2-20 November 2014. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience to Present TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I AND II, Begin. 11/1Theatre for a New Audience to Present TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I AND II, Begin. 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

John Douglas Thompson will lead a company of 19 actors playing 60 roles in the first major New York production since Broadway 1956 of Christopher Marlowe's 1587 epic Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience, announced. Directed and edited by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd, former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Marlowe's two-part drama will be performed as one 3.5-hour play, plus a 30-minute intermission. (more...)

Tony Winning 'WIZ' Director & Costume Designer Geoffrey Holder Dies at 84Tony Winning 'WIZ' Director & Costume Designer Geoffrey Holder Dies at 84
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

The New York Times reports that Tony Award-winning stage director and costume designer Geoffrey Holder has passed away at the age of 84. (more...)

Sarah Paulson & Fran Weissler to be Honored at MCC Theater's 2015 MISCAST GalaSarah Paulson & Fran Weissler to be Honored at MCC Theater's 2015 MISCAST Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

MCC THEATER has announced that this year's Miscast gala, an annual highlight of the New York theater season, will honor two bold and fearless women: Emmy & Golden Globe nominated stage and screen actress Sarah Paulson and Tony Award-winning producer Fran Weissler. Miscast 2015 will be held Monday, March 30, 2015 at The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street). (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company to Present RICHARD III, 10/30-11/1TN Shakespeare Company to Present RICHARD III, 10/30-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, opens its seventh performance season with a resurrection of William Shakespeare's Richard III inside Duncan-Williams Performance Hall at Germantown Performing Arts Center over Halloween. (more...)

The Old Globe to Host Conversation with THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN Playwright Nathan Englander, 2/18The Old Globe to Host Conversation with THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN Playwright Nathan Englander, 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

The Old Globe will present a one-night-only event, Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Nathan Englander, on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. This special discussion will reunite Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and award-winning playwright and novelist Nathan Englander, whose play The Twenty-seventh Man, about a group of writers imprisoned in Soviet Russia under mysterious circumstances, makes its West Coast premiere at The Old Globe in February, directed once again by Edelstein. The event will explore the evolution of the play; its fascinating historical setting; Englander's work in fiction versus theatre; and literature's place in modern American culture. (more...)

Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes to Retire from The American Ballet TheatrePaloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes to Retire from The American Ballet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes, Principal Dancers with American Ballet Theatre, have announced their retirements from the Company at the conclusion of the 2015 Metropolitan Opera House season in New York City. “These three unique ballerinas have each made such distinctive contributions to ABT throughout the years,” Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie stated. “With them, an era of our history resides. Their remarkable careers will be three more reasons to celebrate our 75th Anniversary Season.” (more...)

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