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Pulse Ensemble to Bring W.E.B. DU BOIS: A MAN FOR ALL TIMES to FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Pulse Ensemble Theatre presents W. E. B. DU BOIS: A MAN FOR ALL TIMES, written and directed by Alexa Kelly (Artistic Director Pulse Ensemble Theatre, Founder/AD Harlem Summer Shakespeare) as part of FringeNYC. (more...)

Charles Dance to Be Honored at STC's 2016 Harman Center for the Arts Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

To acknowledge his outstanding contribution to classical theatre in America, British actor Charles Dance will accept the Shakespeare Theatre Company's (STC) prestigious William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award) at the Harman Center for the Arts Annual Gala on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW). (more...)

Chukwudi Iwuji to Lead the Public's Free MOBILE UNIT Production of HAMLET This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this fall with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's HAMLET, directed by Patricia McGregor. (more...)

Louis Cancelmi Replaces Injured David Harbour in the Public's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA; Opening Pushed Back
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Louis Cancelmi, last seen as Caliban in the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest, has joined the company of TROILUS AND CRESSIDA as Achilles. He is replacing David Harbour who suffered an injury during previews and will be unable to complete the run. The new press opening will now be Tuesday, August 9. (more...)

Dead Leaf Theatre to Bring ENDGAME: ARIEL to Camden Fringe 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Dead Leaf have developed ENDGAME: ARIEL following a very successful run at the Courtyard Theatre, Hoxton, earlier this year and will be performing as part of Camden Fringe 2016. (more...)

Australian Premiere for Perth - Clinton: The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Black Swan State Theatre Company presents in association with the Perth Theatre Trust the Australian premiere of Clinton: The Musical from Sat 27 August to Sunday 11 September 2016 in the Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA.  (more...)

Cast Announced for Beth Steel's LABYRINTH at Hampstead Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 26, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Beth Steel's LABYRINTH, a Hampstead Theatre commission. Directed by Anna Ledwich, this compelling new thriller explores the fallout from one the most catastrophic economic crises of modern history, which brought Latin America to its knees for decades. The play runs 1 September-8 October, with press night on 7 September. (more...)

Family Friendly Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Headlines 2016 Event at Space on Ryder Farm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

SPACE on Ryder Farm, the non-profit artist residency program located on Ryder Farm, an idyllic 200 year-old working organic farm on the border of Putnam and Westchester Counties, announces its partnership with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival to bring their family-friendly touring production to Ryder Farm. Founded in 2010 by Emily Simoness as a one-of-a-kind artistic home away from home for artists and innovators, SPACE on Ryder Farm counts among its alumni Academy Award winners, Tony Award nominees and winners, Pulitzer finalists, Guggenheim Fellows, Obie Award winners, and a MacArthur Genius Award winner. (more...)

Portland Shakespeare Project & Proscenium Journal Host Second Annual PROSCENIUM LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Offering different plays every night from five outstanding playwrights, Portland Shakespeare Project and Proscenium Journal will host the second annual Proscenium Live Festival of New Work, from August 18 to 21 on Artists Repertory Theatre's Alder Stage. (more...)

Casting Announced for Atiha Sen Gupta's COUNTING STARS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Theatre Royal Stratford East's new season opens with Counting Stars by award-winning playwright and newly appointed Writer in Residence Atiha Sen Gupta. The stage will be transformed into a studio format nightclub installation where you sit on the stage for this funny yet heart-breaking tale directed by Associate Director, Pooja Ghai. Doors will open at 715pm for music and a bar on stage to soak up the atmosphere before the show. The experience will start then. Ghai directs Estella Daniels as Sophie and Lanre Malaolu as Abiodun. The production opens on 1 September with previews from 26 August and runs until 17 September. (more...)

Drama League Nominee Julia Coffey Joins 2016 Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Davis McCallum, Artistic Director of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, has announced that Drama League and Drama Desk Award nominee Julia Coffey will join the company to take over the roles of Rosalind in As You Like It, and Mariana and Mistress Overdone in Measure for Measure. Coffey will first appear in As You Like It on Sunday, July 31. (more...)

Declan Donnellan To Be Awarded The Golden Lion Award For Lifetime Achievement
by Edward Baker - Jul 25, 2016

Declan Donnellan will be awarded the Golden Lion of Venice. The board of La Biennale di Venezia will give the co-artistic director of Cheek by Jowl the award for lifetime achievement. The ceremony takes place on 29 July at this year's Biennale festival. (more...)

Shakespeare on the Green and Green Expo Returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

More than 10 years ago The Ridgefield Playhouse decided to end the season (which runs from September through August) with a "thank you" to the community - and Shakespeare on the Green and Green Expo was born. It has now become a much loved, community event bringing in more than 500 attendees each year. This year's event will take place on Saturday, August 13, the "green living expo" runs from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. with Shakespeare's "So Please You", produced and performed by Hudson Valley Shakespeare, being performed under the tent at 2 p.m. Without the generous support of business partners such as Casey Energy and People's United Bank, plus many other sponsors who have been supporting this event over the years, such as the Carlson and O'Connell Families, Patricia Minskoff Breede and many others, it would not be possible to have families experience this amazing event for free. Tickets for Shakespeare on the Green and Green Expo are free but must be reserved by calling the box office at 203-438-5795, with a limit of 6 tickets per family on a first come first served basis. Tickets will be held at the box office until 1 p.m. the day of the show. For more information, visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. (more...)

BWW Feature: HENRY AWARDS 2016 presented by Colorado Theatre Guild
by Chris Arneson - Jul 22, 2016

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Jenn Colella, Chad Kimball, Kendra Kassebaum & More Will Lead COME FROM AWAY on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical Come From Away will begin performances on Broadway in February 2017 at a Shubert Theater to be announced, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 9, 2016), and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017). (more...)

ShawChicago to Present George Bernard Shaw's MISALLIANCE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

ShawChicago presents George Bernard Shaw's farce on the fashionable, Misalliance. Performances run September 17 - October 10 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces Free Live-streaming of WILD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Hampstead Theatre today announces that its acclaimed production of Wild will be streamed worldwide, free, and live on its final night, Saturday 23 July at 7.30pm GMT, in association with The Guardian. (more...)

Steve Pacek to Star in HAND TO GOD at Alley Theatre; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Robert Askins' Tony-nominated play Hand to God, which opens the 2016-2017 Season on August 19 in the Neuhaus Theatre.  (more...)

Phill Jupitus To Star In A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM At Theatre Royal Bath
by Edward Baker - Jul 18, 2016

The Theatre Royal Bath is delighted to announce the cast for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, the final production in the theatre's highly acclaimed summer season featuring Phill Jupitus in his first ever Shakespeare role, and directed by Laurence Boswell. You are invited to attend the press night on Wednesday 10th August. (more...)

AUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its upcoming 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

THE GATHERING to Open at Berkeley's Live Oak Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The West Coast revival of the critically acclaimed Broadway play THE GATHERING by playwright Arje Shaw, directed by Joy Carlin, opens on Saturday July 23 at 8pm at the Live Oak Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

Photo FLASH: KILLER ANGELS Photos at Michigan Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival's Season Of Rebellion culminates with "The Killer Angels," a play by Karen Tarjan's adapted from the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Gettysburg novel by Michael Shaara. (more...)

Sean Campion, Niamh Cusack, Ruta Gedmintas, Matthew Lewis Set to Star in the London Premiere of UNFAITHFUL at Found111
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed, sold out productions of The Dazzle and Bug at Found111, Emily Dobbs Productions is thrilled to present the London premiere of Unfaithful, a blackly comic new play starring Sean Campion (The Borgias, Stones in his Pockets), Niamh Cusack (Heartbeat, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time), Ruta Gedmintas (The Strain, The Tudors) and Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter film series, The Syndicate). (more...)

Terri Mateer to Bring A KIND SHOT to Bridge Street Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

?Whether working the court or navigating life itself, former pro basketball player Terri Mateer has taken plenty of hits - but that hasn't diminished her drive to score. "A Kind Shot", the one-woman show she's created out of her experiences, will be performed by Ms. Mateer herself July 22-24 at Bridge Street Theatre's intimate Speakeasy in Catskill. (more...)

Huntington-Codman Summer Theatre Institute Presents ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Huntington Theatre Company's Department of Education and Community Programs and Dorchester's Codman Academy Charter Public School's collaboration, the Huntington-Codman Summer Theatre Institute, will culminate in two public performances of William Shakespeare'sRomeo and Juliet on Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29 at 7pm at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The public is invited to the free performances and encouraged to RSVP online. (more...)

New Folger Shakespeare Library Exhibition is Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Explore how the literary celebrity of William Shakespeare and Jane Austen has put contemporary readers on a first-name basis with these centuries-old writers. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Michigan Shakespeare Festival's RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival's Season of Rebellion continues with RICHARD II! Playing in repertory with As You Like It and THE KILLER ANGELS, Karen Tarjan's adaptation of Michael Shaara's novel. Running now thru August 14th in Jackson and Canton, MI. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

BWW Review: CCPT's AS YOU LIKE IT Moves the Forest of Arden Into Carlson Park
by Shari Barrett - Aug 9, 2016

Culver City Public Theatre opened its 2016 summer season on Saturday, July 16, for 6 weekends of free theatre in Carlson Park, with two plays, 'Frog Tails' at noon, and 'As You Like It' at 2:00, every Saturday and Sunday through August 21. Carlson Park is the perfect seeing at transforming it into the Forest of Arden for Shakespeare's lighthearted pastoral comedy. Audience members can relax in the shade throughout the play, enjoying the warm temperature and delightful ocean breeze. (more...)

TexARTS Opening Friday with ALL SHOOK UP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

TexARTS' next production in its 2016-17 Professional Series will be a musical inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Starring Michael Carrasco (North American Tour, Grease!), Rachel Pallante (The Vortex, The Tempest), Polly Seale (Radio City Music National Tour,The Wizard of Oz), Michael Marchese (TexARTS' My Way A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra), Kami Smith (Austin Shakespeare, As You Like It), Kristi King (Doctuh Mistuh Productions, Reefer Madness), Curt Olson (TexARTS, Guys and Dolls), and Toni Baker. All Shook Up runsAugust 12 - 21 at the Kam and James Morris Theatre. (more...)

Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare to Stage Jazz-Infused MEASURE FOR MEASURE This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare, part of the Bryant Park Presents series of free performances in the iconic park, concludes its 2016 season with a new production of Measure for Measure, produced by The Drilling Company (of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot fame) and directed by the company's Producing Artistic Director, Hamilton Clancy ('Orange Is the New Black,' 'Billions'). (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Tennessee Williams's A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR at The Print Room
by Marianka Swain - Aug 9, 2016

Artistic Director of The Print Room at the Coronet Anda Winters today announces the full cast for Tennessee Williams' rarely performed A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR, which opens the theatre's new Autumn season. Michael Oakley directs Debbie Chazen as Bodey, Hermione Gulliford as Helena, Laura Rogers as Dorothea and Julia Watson as Miss Gluck. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September and runs until 7 October. (more...)

The Public's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA Opens Tonight at Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Public Theater recently announced that Louis Cancelmi, last seen as Caliban in the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest, had stepped into the company of Troilus and Cressida as Achilles, replacing David Harbour, who suffered an injury during previews and will be unable to complete the run. The play celebrates its opening tonight, August 9, after a short delay. (more...)

Berkeley Rep's IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE Adaptation Finds Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents a new adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' novel, It Can't Happen Here. (more...)

Broadway and Film Producer Norman Twain Passes Away at 85
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

NORMAN TWAIN, 85, a prominent theatrical producer in New York and California in the 1960's and 1970's who later became a successful and award-winning film producer, died Saturday morning, August 6th, after a brief illness. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Kicks Off Lottery for First Preview of Julia Cho's AUBERGINE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 8, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their New York premiere production of AUBERGINE, a new play by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Julia Cho (BFE at Playwrights, The Language Archive, The Piano Teacher, Durango, The Architecture of Loss). (more...)

Photo Flash: Gloucester Stage Presents SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 37th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with a limited run of Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World from August 4 through August 27 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Songs For A New World with music and lyrics by three time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown is a stirring musical journey examining the moments of decision and difficult choices faced in everyday life. Known for such Broadway hits as Parade, The Bridges of Madison County, Honeymoon in Vegas, and The Last Five Years, Mr. Brown artfully blends pop, jazz and gospel in solos and ensemble styles to create this inspiring song cycle.  Directed by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh, the production features five singers including Tony Award nominee Barbara Walsh, Broadway veterans Rockport's Wendy Waring and Jack Donahue, Berklee College of Music graduate Chris Pittman and  Brandeis' Nyah Macklin, all four in their Gloucester Stage debut. According to Director and GSC Artistic Director Walsh, "Songs For A New World is an enthralling evening of storytelling through song and movement reminiscent of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. We are so fortunate to have such a talented group of actor-singers to bring this work to our audience. It's a particular treat to work with my cousin Barbara again after so many years!  Wendy, Jack, Chris and Nyah are also incredibly fun, hugely talented and all working together in such a fun way - it's a thrill!' (more...)

Casting Announced for World Premiere of Elinor Cook's PILGRIMS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Casting is today announced for HighTide, Vicky Graham Productions and Theatr Clwyd world premiere production of Elinor Cook's new play Pilgrims for which she won the 2013 George Devine Award.  Tamara Harvey, Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, will direct Steffan Donnelly, Jack Monaghan and Amanda Wilkin in the production which premieres at the tenth annual HighTide Festival of new plays from 8 - 18 September before moving to the Yard Theatre in London from 20 September - 15 October and then Theatr Clwyd from 18 - 29 October. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT Sets Performances at Harbor Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

'As You Like It' Opens at Harbor Arts Center at Harbor Theater. Performances will be held at Harbor Arts Center @ Harbor Theater, 720 Main StreetSuisun City, CA 94585 (more...)

Tony Winner Harriet Harris and More Board THE ROADS TO HOME at Primary Stages; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Primary Stages, in association with Catherine Adler, Jamie deRoy, and David Richenthal, has announced complete casting for the first show of the 2016/17 season, THE ROADS TO HOME, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote (Harrison, TX). (more...)

SHAKESPEARE ON THE GREEN Returns to Ridgefield Playhouse in August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Bring the family for a free, outdoor day of fun!  Casey Energy presents Shakespeare on the Green & Green Expo!  More than 10 years ago The Ridgefield Playhouse decided to end the season (which runs from September through August) with a "thank you" to the community - and Shakespeare on the Green and Green Expo was born.  It has now become a much loved, community event bringing in more than 500 attendees each year.  This year's event will take place on Saturday, August 13, the "green living expo" runs from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. with Shakespeare's "So Please You", produced and performed by Hudson Valley Shakespeare, being performed under the tent at 2 p.m. This year is also the celebration of Shakespeare's 400-year legacy!  (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With The UK Tour Of NIGHT MUST FALL
by Edward Baker - Aug 3, 2016

The Original Theatre Company and Salisbury Playhouse in association with Eastbourne Theatres will present the national tour of Emlyn Williams's psychological thriller, NIGHT MUST FALL, directed by Luke Sheppard and starring Gwen Taylor as Mrs Bramson, Daragh O'Malley as Inspector Belsize, Niamh McGrady as Olivia and Will Featherstone as Dan. The tour will begin at Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne on 19 August, with a National press night on Wednesday 7 September at Salisbury Playhouse. (more...)

Nikki M. James, Jose Llana and Andrew Kober to Lead the Public's TWELFTH NIGHT Musical Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Public Theater will kick off the 2016-17 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, TWELFTH NIGHT will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Nikki M. James as Viola and Jose Llana as Orsino. (more...)

HONOR Musical, Based on AS YOU LIKE IT, to Play in Concert at Prospect Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, and the National Asian Artists Project (NAAP), under the leadership of Executive Artistic Director Baayork Lee and Co-Founder Steven Eng, have announced a concert performance of the new musical HONOR, with music and lyrics by Peter Mills, and book by Mills and Cara Reichel, adapted from William Shakespeare's As You Like It. (more...)

Patricia Milton's HEARTS OF PALM Extended at Central Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Central Works (CW) world premiere of Patricia Milton's political comedy Hearts of Palm has been extended through Sunday, August 21. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's Mother Kathleen Ruhl to Star in Chicago Premiere of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Shattered Globe Theatre will conclude its 2016-17 Season with the Chicago premiere of Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, written for her mother Kathleen, a Chicago actress who played Peter Pan onstage as a teenager. Directed by Jessica Thebus, the production will feature Kathleen Ruhl, surrounded by the Shattered Globe Ensemble. FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY will play April 6 - May 20, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.  (more...)

Jermyn Street To Stage Revival of A.A. Milne's THE DOVER ROAD
by Marianka Swain - Aug 10, 2016

In the 60th anniversary year of A.A Milne's death and the 90th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh's publication, Close Quarter Productions, in association with Jermyn Street Theatre, today announces a new production of Milne's play THE DOVER ROAD. Nichola McAuliffe directs Stefan Berdnarczyk, Tom Durant-Pritchard, Katrina Gibson, Georgia Maguire, Gareth McLeod, Patrick Ryecart and James Sheldon in the production opening at Jermyn Street Theatre, on Tuesday 6 September running until Saturday 1 October. (more...)

Gregory Linington and Isabel Keating Join Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxesruns September 23-October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Sara Kow-Falcone
by Mark C. Lloyd - Aug 1, 2016

BWW Interviews: Actress Sara Kow-Falcone (more...)

Phillip James Brannon to Lead 'NAT TURNER', While David Wilson Barnes, Finn Wittrock & More Join NYTW's OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) just announced full casting for the first two shows of the 2016/17 season, NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM and OTHELLO. (more...)

AS HE LIKES IT To Take Part in the 2016 UNFringed Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Sour Grapes Productions has announced that their original show, As He Likes It, will be presented at the 2016 UNFringed Festival. (more...)

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