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Martin 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...)

BWW Reviews: Stunning SITI Company Presents Aeschylus' PERSIANS
by Don Grigware - Sep 5, 2014

Since high school I have found Greek tragedy a repetitious, tedious bore - lots of emoting with zero action and no laughs. As I watched the magnificent SITI Company from New York perform Aeschylus' very first tragedy Persians at the Getty Villa in Malibu, things took a different turn, I somehow became fascinated ... primarily by Anne Bogart's fluid staging and the company of 9 impeccably disciplined and graceful actors. (more...)

THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW Plays UNDER St. Marks, Now thru 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present the seventeenth annual presentation of The Pumpkin Pie Show, with stories written by master storyteller Clay McLeod Chapman and performances by Chapman and downtown superstar Hanna Cheek. The production will run tonight, September 24, through October 10 at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) with performances Thursday through Saturday at 8pm. (more...)

Rob Campbell, Amber Gray and More Lead CSC's GREEK FESTIVAL, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Classical Greek theatre will take over Classic Stage Company when it begins its 2015/2016 season with the inaugural GREEK FESTIVAL! (more...)

THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW to Play UNDER St. Marks, 9/24-10/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present the seventeenth annual presentation of The Pumpkin Pie Show, with stories written by master storyteller Clay McLeod Chapman and performances by Chapman and downtown superstar Hanna Cheek. The production will run September 24-October 10 at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) with performances Thursday through Today at 8pm.Tickets ($18; $15 students) may be purchased in advance atwww.horseTRADE.info. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Dedicates Artwork to Barbara Oliver
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company celebrated the remarkable life of its founding Artistic Director, Barbara Oliver, with the unveiling of the Barbara Oliver Bas Relief on Tuesday, October 28 in the Nell and Jules Dashow Wing at Aurora Theatre Company. (more...)

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

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will open their 2014-15 season with Olives and Blood at the Nafe Katter Theatre today, 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...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents William Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) continues its 2014-2015 mainstage season with one of William Shakespeare's late masterpieces,The Tempest. STC Affiliated Artist Ethan McSweeny, following his imaginative production of A Midsummer Night's Dream two seasons ago, applies his flair for visual panache to The Tempest, in which sprites, goddesses and fools hold court. The Tempest will play at the Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from December 2, 2014-January 11, 2015. (more...)

Solve the Mystery! Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by Meet the Cast - Nov 1, 2014

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the acclaimed new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, directed by Tony Award-winner Marianne Elliott, officially opened on Broadway on October 5 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Ron Sossi Directs OEDIPUS MACHINA, Opening Tonight with Odyssey Theatre Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2015

Director Ron Sossi puts a unique stamp on Ellen McLaughlin's acclaimed adaptation of Sophocles' Oedipus in a new production from Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and KOAN. Oedipus Machina opens tonight, May 30 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Odyssey Theatre Presents OEDIPUS MACHINA
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2015

Director Ron Sossi puts a unique stamp on Ellen McLaughlin's acclaimed adaptation of Sophocles' Oedipus in a new production from Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and KOAN. Oedipus Machina opens on May 30 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. (more...)

GROOVY GREEKS & INCREDIBLE INVADERS Double-Bill Set for Coventry
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

All will be revealed and more in Horrible Histories, Groovy Greeks and Incredible Invaders this half term! (more...)

Ron Sossi to Direct OEDIPUS MACHINA for Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, 5/30-7/26
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Director Ron Sossi puts a unique stamp on Ellen McLaughlin's acclaimed adaptation of Sophocles' Oedipus in a new production from Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and KOAN. Oedipus Machina opens on May 30 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. (more...)

BWW Interview: Working with Suzuki Master Teacher Ellen Lauren on A 'California' MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Ellen Dostal - Mar 9, 2016

A very special production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is on stage right now at UCLA, presented by the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. It features second- and third- year M.F.A. students from UCLA TFT's Department of Theater and is unique because it is being directed by Ellen Lauren, co-artistic director of New York's SITI Company and UCLA Visiting Associate Professor. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Stage Musical Comedy COWGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Jo has twenty-four hours to save Hiram Hall, her father's once famous country western saloon. She thinks she has booked a country music trio that is sure to save the day, but there's been a little misunderstanding: can the classical Coghill Trio turn themselves into the country Cowgirl Trio in time to put on a rip-roaring show that will save Hiram Hall from foreclosure? (more...)

National Theatre Wales to Open New Season with Five 'Epic' Productions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Five big productions will take centre-stage in National Theatre Wales' fifth season of work, announced this week. The productions reunite the company with some old friends, and introduce some new ones. They were announced in a series of digital messages sent to mobile phones throughout the week (2-6 March 2015). (more...)

FIFTH OF JULY Runs 4/17-5/17 at Aurora Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Lanford Wilson's 'Talley Trilogy' continues on the Aurora Theatre Company main stage with FIFTH OF JULY. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross (A Bright New Boise, This Is How It Goes, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, The Shape of Things) helms FIFTH OF JULY, featuring Craig Marker (The Shape of Things, The Persians), Elizabeth Benedict, John Girot, Jennifer Le Blanc, Oceana Ortiz, Harold Pierce, Josh Schell, and Nanci Zoppi. FIFTH OF JULY plays April 17 through May 17 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

History Matters/Back To The Future Announces 2016 Judith Barlow Prize Winner
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

History Matters/Back To The Future, committed to promoting the study and production of women's plays of the past, has announced the winner of the second annual Judith Barlow Prize. Lindsay Adams, a student at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., has been chosen for her one-act play, HER OWN DEVICES, which was inspired by Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Harvey. (more...)

Playhouse on Park to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, 4/15-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Victorian London awaits at Playhouse on Park! Under the direction of Jerry Winters, a dynamic eight-member cast presents Oscar Wilde's beloved comedy The Importance of Being Earnest. Audience members will be enchanted and romanced from start to finish with mystique, folly and playful deception. (more...)

HORRIBLE HISTORIES to Play Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Thousands of years after the Ruthless Romans, Savage Saxons & Vicious Vikings stormed ashore on the coast of Britain and the Gruesome Greeks competed in the first ever Olympic Games, you can relive those horribly exciting times by bringing your family to see Birmingham Stage Company's brand new Horrible Histories stage shows coming to the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Tuesday 21 until Saturday 25 June 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director David Staller on His Latest Shaw Show- WIDOWERS' HOUSES
by Nora Dominick - Mar 28, 2016

Very few directors will stick with a singular playwright for a majority of their career, but that is not the case for David Staller. Staller has worked on all 65 of George Bernard Shaw's plays and he isn't stopping yet. TACT NYC and the Gingold Theatrical Group are happy to present Shaw's very first play- WIDOWERS' HOUSES.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the Opening Night of WIDOWERS' HOUSES
by Marissa Sblendorio - Mar 14, 2016

TACT (Scott Alan Evans, Artistic Executive Director; Nora Chester, Associate Artistic Director; Greg McFadden, Associate Artistic Director) and GINGOLD THEATRICAL GROUP (David Staller, Founding Artistic Director) are proud to present WIDOWERS' HOUSES, the first play ever written by George Bernard Shaw. Directed by David Staller, WIDOWERS' HOUSES began performances on Tuesday, March 1 at The Beckett Theatre @ Theatre Row for a limited run through Saturday, April 2. (more...)

World Premiere by A.R. Gurney and More Slated for The Flea This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Flea Theater's Artistic Director Niegel Smith and Producing Director Carol Ostrow the fall 2016 season, which will include an A.R. Gurney World Premiere and a new look at the Greeks by Ellen McLaughlin. (more...)

TCG Global Connections Recipients, New International Touring Program Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the recipients for the latest round of Global Connections. (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...)

National Theatre Wales to Present WAR MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Renowned theatre-makers Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes, celebrated for their recent, large-scale interpretations of Aeschylus' The Persians and Shakespeare's and Brecht's Coriolan/us with National Theatre Wales, will bring their trademark vision to this multimedia staging of Christopher Logue's filmic poem War Music, derived from Homer's account of the last years of the Trojan War. (more...)

Rob Campbell, Amber Gray and More to Lead CSC's GREEK FESTIVAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Classical Greek theatre will take over Classic Stage Company when it begins its 2015/2016 season with the inaugural GREEK FESTIVAL! (more...)

Christian Conn Leads Michael Kahn-Helmed THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of THE METROMANIACS by supremely clever playwright David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). This uproarious new 'translaptation' of a classic French farce, Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, will be directed by one of America's most renowned stage directors, Michael Kahn, presented in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater & UCF to Present THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES, 2/24-3/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents a modern verse translation of The Adventures of Pericles from February 24 - March 26, 2016 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Pirates and shipwrecks, combat tournaments, and murder plots set the stage for Shakespeare's romantic adventure, Pericles. Tickets to The Adventures of Pericles are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Tickets to Writers Theatre's ARCADIA Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents the first production in the Theatre's new home, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Michael Halberstam. The show runs March 16 - April 24, 2016 at the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre in Writer Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

HORRIBLE HISTORIES LIVE ON STAGE Celebrates its 10th Anniversary in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

2015 sees Horrible Histories Live on Stage celebrate its 10th anniversary with productions taking place across the globe. Birmingham Stage Company presents nine Horrible Histories productions - four of which are world premieres, which will play across all 52 weeks of this year. (more...)

TACT & GTG Set Full Cast of George Bernard Shaw's WIDOWERS' HOUSES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

TACT and GINGOLD THEATRICAL GROUP have announced full casting for WIDOWERS' HOUSES, the first play ever written by George Bernard Shaw. Directed by David Staller, WIDOWERS' HOUSES will begin performances on Tuesday, March 1, and open Sunday, March 13 at The Beckett Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

Christian Conn and More Lead THE METROMANIACS, Beginning Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of THE METROMANIACS by supremely clever playwright David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). This uproarious new 'translaptation' of a classic French farce, Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, will be directed by one of America's most renowned stage directors, Michael Kahn, presented in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present FIFTH OF JULY, 4/17-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Lanford Wilson's "Talley Trilogy" continues on the Aurora Theatre Company main stage with FIFTH OF JULY. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of TACT/GTG's WIDOWERS' HOUSES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

TACT and GINGOLD THEATRICAL GROUP's WIDOWERS' HOUSES, the first play ever written by George Bernard Shaw, will begin performances on Tuesday, March 1, and open Sunday, March 13 at The Beckett Theatre @ Theatre Row for a strictly limited engagement through Saturday, April 2. Check out a first look at the cast and creative team at their first rehearsal below! (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents a modern verse translation of The Adventures of Pericles from February 24 - March 26, 2016 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Pirates and shipwrecks, combat tournaments, and murder plots set the stage for Shakespeare's romantic adventure, Pericles. Tickets to The Adventures of Pericles are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center to Stage August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

A struggle between a family's enduring legacy and its chance for a brighter future takes center stage in The Piano Lesson: one of the most critically-acclaimed productions in August Wilson's landmark ten-play American Century Cycle.  (more...)

PTC to Stage World Premiere of ALABAMA STORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones, January 9 - 24, 2015. The play was workshopped in Pioneer Theatre Company's new play reading series, Play-by-Play, last season. The play-a finalist in the 2014 National Playwrights Conference-coincides with the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. (more...)

Christian Conn and More to Lead Michael Kahn-Helmed THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of THE METROMANIACS by supremely clever playwright David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). This uproarious new 'translaptation' of a classic French farce, Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, will be directed by one of America's most renowned stage directors, Michael Kahn, presented in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company. (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company's THE TEMPEST with Lisa Harrow Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2014

Chautauqua Theatre Company, under the leadership of Vivienne Benesch, Artistic Director, and Sarah Clare Corporandy, Managing Director, presents William Shakespeare's magical masterwork, The Tempest, directed by Jade King Carroll, playing August 8-15 on the Bratton Theatre Mainstage. The press opening is tonight (August 9) at 6:00pm. (more...)

HORRIBLE HISTORIES Set for Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

EXPERIENCE history with the nasty bits left in at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (September). (more...)

Rehearsals Now Underway for National Theatre Wales' ILIAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

A cast of ten will play the Greeks and Trojans, alongside local Llanelli teenagers as the unruly Greek gods - impulsive, vengeful, sex-mad and status-obsessed. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Celebrate Free For All's 25th Anniversary This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

One of the capital's most beloved annual traditions, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) Free For All, and one of William Shakespeare's most beloved plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream, are coming together for a major milestone: Free For All's 25th anniversary. Ethan McSweeny directs a revival of his 2012-2013 STC production, which will run September 1-13 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). (more...)

THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW to Play UNDER St. Marks, 9/24-10/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present the seventeenth annual presentation of The Pumpkin Pie Show, with stories written by master storyteller Clay McLeod Chapman and performances by Chapman and downtown superstar Hanna Cheek. The production will run September 24-October 10 at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) with performances Thursday through Saturday at 8pm.Tickets ($18; $15 students) may be purchased in advance atwww.horseTRADE.info. (more...)

History Matters/Back To The Future Announces 2016 Judith Barlow Prize Winner
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

History Matters/Back To The Future, committed to promoting the study and production of women's plays of the past, has announced the winner of the second annual Judith Barlow Prize. Lindsay Adams, a student at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., has been chosen for her one-act play, HER OWN DEVICES, which was inspired by Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Harvey. (more...)

Birmingham Stage Company to Present HORRIBLE HISTORIES - THE BEST OF BARMY BRITAIN!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Ahead of their 25th anniversary next year, Birmingham Stage Company today announces Horrible Histories - The Best of Barmy Britain! This special production marks Barmy Britain's 5th anniversary in the West End, holding its position as the longest running children's show in West End history. This special instalment of Barmy Britain follows the sell-out successes of Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain - Parts One, Two and Three and will feature the horribly best bits from all three productions. (more...)

FIFTH OF JULY Begins Tonight at Aurora Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Lanford Wilson's 'Talley Trilogy' continues on the Aurora Theatre Company main stage with FIFTH OF JULY. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross (A Bright New Boise, This Is How It Goes, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, The Shape of Things) helms FIFTH OF JULY, featuring Craig Marker (The Shape of Things, The Persians), Elizabeth Benedict, John Girot, Jennifer Le Blanc, Oceana Ortiz, Harold Pierce, Josh Schell, and Nanci Zoppi. FIFTH OF JULY plays tonight, April 17 through May 17 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

Playhouse on Park Presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Now thru 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Victorian London awaits at Playhouse on Park! Under the direction of Jerry Winters, a dynamic eight-member cast presents Oscar Wilde's beloved comedy The Importance of Being Earnest. Audience members will be enchanted and romanced from start to finish with mystique, folly and playful deception. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Playhouse on Park's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Victorian London awaits at Playhouse on Park! Under the direction of Jerry Winters, a dynamic eight-member cast presents Oscar Wilde's beloved comedy The Importance of Being Earnest. Audience members will be enchanted and romanced from start to finish with mystique, folly and playful deception. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Playhouse on Park's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Victorian London awaits at Playhouse on Park! Under the direction of Jerry Winters, a dynamic eight-member cast presents Oscar Wilde's beloved comedy The Importance of Being Earnest. Audience members will be enchanted and romanced from start to finish with mystique, folly and playful deception. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

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