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Tom Stoppard's comedic tour-de-force "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" turns "Hamlet" on its head, telling the tale from the bewildered perspective of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare's tragedy. As the befuddled duo struggle to keep up with the events around them, they become increasingly aware of the possibility that they might just be fictional characters.


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Apollinaire Theatre to Present POOL (NO WATER), 4/13-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2013

Apollinaire Theatre Company presents pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill, a play about the perils of making art and/or making friends. (more...)

THE REAL THING Opens Next Week At The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, 3/14-4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2013

Charlotte, an actress, is appearing in a play about marriage written by her cerebral playwright husband, Henry. Max, her leading man, is also married to an actress, Annie. Both marriages are on the verge of a breakdown because Henry and Annie have fallen in love. But there's a question not even Henry can answer: Is it the real thing? (more...)

OLIVER TWIST, TWELFTH NIGHT, PRIVATE LIVES and More Set for Cincinnati Shakespeare's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2013

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has announced its 2013-2014 20th Anniversary Season schedule. All productions will feature Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's Resident Company of Artists. CSC's 20th season of bringing the classics to life in Cincinnati is generously sponsored by The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. This season, CSC is proud to become one of only five theaters in the United States to 'Complete the Canon' by producing all 38 plays by William Shakespeare. 20th Anniversary Season Subscription packages went on sale February 1, 2013 and experienced a record breaking first day of sales. Single tickets are now on sale and seats are filling up fast! (more...)

Amanda Quaid, Frank Wood and More Join Larry Pine in Lucas Hnath's Disney Play at Soho Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2013

Soho Rep has announced casting and an official opening date for the world premiere of Lucas Hnath's play A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney. (more...)

James DeVita's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, TOO MANY HUSBANDS and More Set for American Players Theatre's 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2013

American Players Theatre (APT) announces its 2013 Season, which runs June 8 to October 20, 2013, and includes the first indoor Shakespeare production of the company's history: an intimate adaptation of Antony and Cleopatra by heralded off-Broadway actor and playwright James DeVita and director Kate Buckley, presented in the 200-seat Touchstone Theatre. DeVita, one of APT's Core Company members, recently completed a critically acclaimed run of his solo show In Acting Shakespeare at the Pearl Theater in New York. (more...)

American Players Theatre Announces 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2013

American Players Theatre (APT) announces its 2013 Season, which runs June 8 to October 20, 2013, and includes the first indoor Shakespeare production of the company's history: an intimate adaptation of Antony and Cleopatra by heralded off-Broadway actor and playwright James DeVita and director Kate Buckley, presented in the 200-seat Touchstone Theatre. DeVita, one of APT's Core Company members, recently completed a critically acclaimed run of his solo show In Acting Shakespeare at the Pearl Theater in New York. (more...)

American Players Theatre Season Will Run 6/8-10/20; HAMLET and More in Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2013

American Players Theatre (APT) announces its 2013 Season, which runs June 8 to October 20, 2013, and includes the first indoor Shakespeare production of the company's history: an intimate adaptation of Antony and Cleopatra by heralded off-Broadway actor and playwright James DeVita and director Kate Buckley, presented in the 200-seat Touchstone Theatre. DeVita, one of APT's Core Company members, recently completed a critically acclaimed run of his solo show In Acting Shakespeare at the Pearl Theater in New York. (more...)

The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT Will Tour Schools
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

Recognizing the importance of exposure to the arts in the development and education of young people, The Old Globe today announced a special hour-long production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night that will tour San Diego County middle and high schools. This imaginative, fun and accessible production is an ideal introduction to the wonders of Shakespeare. The production, which will tour from April 22 through May 17, 2013, is now available for booking and will cost schools $500 for one performance and $400 for a second performance at the same school on the same day. Discounts and scholarships are available to Title One schools. The Globe's tour of Twelfth Night, directed by Nelson Eusebio III, is part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. To book a performance, please email GlobeLearning@TheOldGlobe.org. (more...)

The Gamm Stages Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING, Now thru 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2013

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) will stage The Real Thing, British playwright Tom Stoppard's Tony-award-winning 'best play' about the nature and mystery of love. (more...)

THE REAL THING Opens Next Week At The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, 3/14-4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2013

Charlotte, an actress, is appearing in a play about marriage written by her cerebral playwright husband, Henry. Max, her leading man, is also married to an actress, Annie. Both marriages are on the verge of a breakdown because Henry and Annie have fallen in love. But there's a question not even Henry can answer: Is it the real thing? (more...)

Chichester Festival Theatre's THE PAJAMA GAME, Starring Hadley Fraser and Joanna Riding, Will Begin April 22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2013

Distinguished director Richard Eyre returns to Chichester to open Festival 2013 with THE PAJAMA GAME. Love is in the air at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory as handsome new Superintendent Sid Sorokin falls head-over-heels for firebrand Union rep Babe Williams. But when the employees are refused a seven-and-a-half cents an hour raise, sparks fly and the couple find themselves deliciously at odds. Will love, eventually, conquer all in this delightful romantic comedy? (more...)

Eric Rosen to Helm Kansas City Repertory Theatre's DEATH OF A SALESMAN; Gary Neal Johnson to Star
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2013

One of Kansas City's most acclaimed actors, Gary Neal Johnson, is set to star as the iconic Willy Loman in Kansas City Repertory Theatre's production of Arthur Miller's Tony Award-winning Death of a Salesman. The Rep's artistic director Eric Rosen will direct the production, which runs January 18-February 10 at Spencer Theatre. Miller's classic play about a down-on-his-luck salesman searching for his American Dream remains one of the most profound dramas in the canon of American theatre. (more...)

The Porters of Hellsgate Stage KING LEAR, Now thru Feb 9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2013

The Porters of Hellsgate present William Shakespeare's KING LEAR, starring Larry Cedar and directed by Thomas Bigley. (more...)

Emma Cunniffe, Mariah Gale and More to Lead PROOF at the Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2013

Emma Cunniffe, Mariah Gale, Matthew Marsh and Jamie Parker star in PROOF by David Auburn which begins performances at the Menier Chocolate Factory on the 14 March 2013. (more...)

Cast Announced For PROOF At Menier Chocolate Factory, Mar 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2013

Emma Cunniffe, Mariah Gale, Matthew Marsh and Jamie Parker star in PROOF by David Auburn which begins performances at the Menier Chocolate Factory on the 14 March 2013. Polly Findlay directs David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play fresh from receiving critical plaudits for Antigone (National Theatre) and A Taste of Honey (Sheffield Theatres). (more...)

Allison McLemore to Lead THE PHILADELPHIA STORY for Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2013

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the romantic comedy The Philadelphia Story January 11 through 26, 2013. (more...)

BWW/LA's Shakespeare Spotlight: What to See in 2013
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 2, 2013

Top picks for 2013. Keep in mind that not all of the usual suspects have announced their seasons so I'll have more info to come, but for now, here's a look at some Southern California Shakespeare productions not to miss. (more...)

Screeenwriter-Playwright Tom Stoppard to Receive WGA's Lifetime Achievement Honor
by Movies News Desk - Jan 14, 2013

Award-winning screenwriter-playwright Tom Stoppard is set to receive the Writers Guild of America, West's 2013 Laurel Award for Screen, honoring lifetime achievement in outstanding writing for motion pictures. (more...)

The Porters of Hellsgate Stage KING LEAR, Jan 4-Feb 9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2013

The Porters of Hellsgate present William Shakespeare's KING LEAR, starring Larry Cedar and directed by Thomas Bigley. (more...)

Tim Minchin 'Humiliated' by Auto-Tune on JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour DVD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2013

According to Chortle, Tim Minchin said he was 'humiliated' after learning his voice had been Auto-Tuned for the DVD of Andrew Lloyd Webber's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR UK arena tour, in which he played the role of 'Judas'. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Gregory Prest Talks ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by Frances Fong-Lee - Feb 7, 2013

Soulpepper Theatre vet Gregory Prest sat down with BWW before a rehearsal to talk about his character in 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead', his time at Soulpepper so far, and being an actor. (more...)

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, ROMEO AND JULIET and More Set for Hart House Theatre 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2013

Hart House Theatre, the University of Toronto's Performing Arts Leader Since 1919, has announced its 2012/2013 season. This season's line-up is a diverse mix of classical and contemporary work as Hart House Theatre presents the first major success of a prolific playwright, a controversial one-woman show that has stirred passions across the globe, the Bard's greatest love story, an original musical co-written by our own artistic director and a critically acclaimed play that has opened the hearts and minds of audiences since its first staging. (more...)

The Acting Company Celebrates 40 Years; Appoints Ian Belknap as Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2013

In the past 40 years, The Acting Company has produced and performed 137 classic and new plays for audiences totaling 3.5 million in 48 states and 10 foreign countries. (more...)

Globe's RICHARD III & TWELFTH NIGHT Set for West-End Transfer November
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2013

The Shakespeare's Globe productions of RICHARD III and TWELFTH NIGHT will transfer to the West End from the 2nd November 2012 to the 3rd of February 2013 at the Apollo Theatre. The shows star Stephen Fry, Mark Rylance and Samuel Barnett. (more...)

The Gamm to Stage Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING, 3/14-4/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) will stage The Real Thing, British playwright Tom Stoppard's Tony-award-winning 'best play' about the nature and mystery of love. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Charlotte - Week of 2/17/2013
by BWW - Feb 17, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/17/2013 for Charlotte (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Charlotte - Week of 2/10/2013
by BWW - Feb 10, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/10/2013 for Charlotte (more...)

Trevor Nunn to Direct Cole Porter's KISS ME, KATE at Chichester Festival and Old Vic from June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013

Trevor Nunn will direct the Old Vic and Chichester Festival Theatre's production of KISS ME, KATE, with Music and lyrics by Cole Porter and Book by Sam and Bella Spewack, which is scheduled for London performances from the 20th of November and a Chichester premiere in June. (more...)

Ken Barnett, Jefferson Mays to Lead A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at the Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, a new musical comedy with book by Robert L. Freedman, music by Steven Lutvak and lyrics by Freedman and Lutvak. Former Old Globe Co-Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak returns to the Globe to direct the production. Based on the novel Israel Rank by Roy Horniman, the musical also features choreography by Peggy Hickey. A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder will run March 8 - April 14, 2013 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 8 - March 12. Opening night is Wednesday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is a co-production with Hartford Stage. Single tickets go on sale Sunday, Feb. 3 at 12 noon. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. (more...)

New Rep Presents Truman Capote's HOLIDAY MEMORIES, Now thru 12/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2012

New Repertory Theatre announces Truman Capote's heart-warming stories, HOLIDAY MEMORIES, today, December 9 through 23, 2012, performing in the Charles Mosesian Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mary Beth Fisher and Jefferson Mays in Sarah Ruhl's DEAR ELIZABETH at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2012

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of Sarah Ruhl's DEAR ELIZABETH, a play in letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and back again, directed by Les Waters, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street), November 30-December 22. Opening Night is tonight, December 6. The cast of DEAR ELIZABETH is Mary Beth Fisher and Jefferson Mays. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the pair onstage in the photos below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Yale Rep's DEAR ELIZABETH - Backstage and Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2012

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of Sarah Ruhl's DEAR ELIZABETH, a play in letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and back again, directed by Les Waters, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street), November 30-December 22. Opening Night is tonight, December 6. The cast of DEAR ELIZABETH is Mary Beth Fisher and Jefferson Mays. Click below to go backstage with the stars, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

The Porters of Hellsgate Stage KING LEAR, Jan 4-Feb 9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2012

The Porters of Hellsgate present William Shakespeare's KING LEAR, starring Larry Cedar and directed by Thomas Bigley. (more...)

Becky Mode's FULLY COMMITTED Plays New Rep, 12/19-30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2012

New Repertory Theatre proudly announces Becky Mode's wry comedy, FULLY COMMITTED, December 19 through 30, 2012, performing in the Black Box Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

BWW's Top New Orleans Theatre Stories of 2012
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of New Orleans in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013! (more...)

New Rep Presents Truman Capote's HOLIDAY MEMORIES, 12/9-23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2012

New Repertory Theatre announces Truman Capote's heart-warming stories, HOLIDAY MEMORIES, December 9 through 23, 2012, performing in the Charles Mosesian Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Becky Mode's FULLY COMMITTED Plays New Rep, Now thru 12/30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2012

New Repertory Theatre announces Becky Mode's wry comedy, FULLY COMMITTED, tonight, December 19 through 30, 2012, performing in the Black Box Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Tom Stoppard's ON THE RAZZLE to Open at Newnan Theatre, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2013

'On the razzle' is a British expression meaning a night on the town involving alcohol consumption and raucous fun. NTC's production of 'On the Razzle,' by Tom Stoppard, opens on the Newnan Theatre Company Main Stage on May 9. Audiences won't need adult beverages to have a rollicking good time. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Mike Ross Talks Soulpepper's TRUE WEST
by Frances Fong-Lee - Apr 3, 2013

Soulpepper Theatre vet Mike Ross sat down with BWW to talk about his character in 'True West', rehearsing for both 'True West' and 'La Ronde' at the same time, and taking on multiple roles at the Soulpepper Theatre Company. (more...)

The Old Globe Announces 2013-14 Season - Shakespeare, a World Premiere, CA Premiere and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein's inaugural season kicks off with The Last Goodbye, a new musical that marries Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and the electrifying songs of the legendary singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley. As previously announced, the rock musical is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) with choreography by Sonya Tayeh ("So You Think You Can Dance"). The 2013-14 Season will also feature the World Premieres of The Few by Samuel D. Hunter and Dog and Pony, a new musical by Rick Elice and Michael Patrick Walker. Edelstein will make his Old Globe directorial debut with Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. Rounding out the season are the California Premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegria Hudes, the West Coast Premiere of Bethany by Laura Marks, the J.B. Priestley classic Time and the Conways and Christopher Durang's current Broadway hit Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. (more...)

The Old Globe's Season Will Include THE FEW, THE LAST GOODBYE and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein's inaugural season kicks off with The Last Goodbye, a new musical that marries Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and the electrifying songs of the legendary singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley. As previously announced, the rock musical is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) with choreography by Sonya Tayeh ("So You Think You Can Dance"). The 2013-14 Season will also feature the World Premieres of The Few by Samuel D. Hunter and Dog and Pony, a new musical by Rick Elice and Michael Patrick Walker. Edelstein will make his Old Globe directorial debut with Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. Rounding out the season are the California Premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegria Hudes, the West Coast Premiere of Bethany by Laura Marks, the J.B. Priestley classic Time and the Conways and Christopher Durang's current Broadway hit Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE PAJAMA GAME at Chichester Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2013

Distinguished director Richard Eyre returns to Chichester to open Festival 2013 with THE PAJAMA GAME. The production is at the Minerva Theatre, now through 8 June. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Paul Hecht, Roberta Maxwell and More Join Cornelia Street Cafe's HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2013

Cornelia Street Cafe presents Happy Birthday William Shakespeare!, an evening of sonnets and music in celebration of the Bard as part of its ongoing poetry series. The Shakespeare tribute features a fabulous all-star cast of Barbara Feldon, Roberta Maxwell, Tony Award winner Richard Easton and Paul Hecht, with music by soprano Jolle Greenleaf and lutenist, Hank Heijink. (more...)

Paul Hecht, Roberta Maxwell and More Join Cornelia Street Cafe's HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE!, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

Cornelia Street Cafe presents Happy Birthday William Shakespeare!, an evening of sonnets and music in celebration of the Bard as part of its ongoing poetry series. The Shakespeare tribute features a fabulous all-star cast of Barbara Feldon, Roberta Maxwell, Tony Award winner Richard Easton and Paul Hecht, with music by soprano Jolle Greenleaf and lutenist, Hank Heijink. (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Marion McClinton Directing OTHELLO and More Set for Guthrie's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

Guthrie Director Joe Dowling today announced 12 mainstage productions of the theater's 2013-2014 season. The theater's 51st season includes first-time Guthrie productions of playwrights Beth Henley and Nina Raine, classics on the Wurtele Thrust Stage directed by Dowling and Marion McClinton, WorldStage Series presentations of returning companies Kneehigh Theatre and Out of Joint, as well as a summertime slate of a beloved musical and a Christopher Durang comedy that is currently a Broadway hit. (more...)

THE REAL THING Opens Next Week At The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, 3/14-4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2013

Charlotte, an actress, is appearing in a play about marriage written by her cerebral playwright husband, Henry. Max, her leading man, is also married to an actress, Annie. Both marriages are on the verge of a breakdown because Henry and Annie have fallen in love. But there's a question not even Henry can answer: Is it the real thing? (more...)

Apollinaire Theatre Presents POOL (NO WATER), Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2013

Apollinaire Theatre Company presents pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill, a play about the perils of making art and/or making friends. (more...)

The Gamm to Stage Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING, 3/14-4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2013

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) will stage The Real Thing, British playwright Tom Stoppard's Tony-award-winning 'best play' about the nature and mystery of love. (more...)

Jimmy Davis, Lucy Owen and More Set for Long Wharf Theatre's CLYBOURNE PARK; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

Long Wharf Theatre concludes its 2012-13 season with Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park, by Bruce Norris, and directed by Associate Artistic Director Eric Ting. The play will take place on The Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Mainstage from May 8, 2013 through June 2, 2013. (more...)

Regional Theater of the Week: American Players Theatre in Spring Green, WI
by BWW Features - Apr 10, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theatre site on the Internet, is excited to announce a new feature to its comprehensive regional coverage - the Featured Regional Theater of the Week! Each week, BWW will introduce its readers to a regional theater located in one of our (over 130!) coverage cities. By exploring these different venues, their history and showcasing the production seasons, BWW continues its commitment to expand our presence in communities and cities across the United States. This Week's Featured Regional Theater: American Players Theatre in Spring Green, WI (more...)

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