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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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ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, ROMEO AND JULIET and More Set for Hart House Theatre 2012-13 SeasonROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, ROMEO AND JULIET and More Set for Hart House Theatre 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2012

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...)

First Stage¬'s Young Company Presents ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, 5/4-5First Stage¬'s Young Company Presents ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, 5/4-5
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

First Stage's Young Company concludes its 2011-2012 season with Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, tonight, May 4 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 5 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut St., Milwaukee. (more...)

Ferdinand Kingsley & Graeme Hawley to Star in York Mystery Plays, AugustFerdinand Kingsley & Graeme Hawley to Star in York Mystery Plays, August
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2012

Ferdinand Kingsley will play both God and Jesus opposite Coronation Street villain Graeme Hawley, who takes on the role of the Devil, in the York Mystery Plays to be staged throughout August against the backdrop of the St Mary's Abbey, York. Kingsley and Hawley will be joined by over 2,500 people in the staging of what is believed to be the UK's biggest outdoor theatrical event of 2012. With over 1,700 local volunteers comprising the two casts of community ensemble, musicians, choir and crew, the York Mystery Plays run from 2 to 27 August. (more...)

Arts on the Waterfront Hosts Musicians, Visual Arts, ROMEO AND JULIET and More, 6/15-7/1Arts on the Waterfront Hosts Musicians, Visual Arts, ROMEO AND JULIET and More, 6/15-7/1
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2012

Mickey Rowe and Laurie Roberts, Arts on the Waterfront coordinators, hope to revitalize and reinvent this event to include both theater and visual art as well as of course the live music that made the series such a staple of the Seattle scene years ago. Arts on the Waterfront will be located next door to the Seattle Aquarium and blocks west of the Seattle Art Museum. Buy local produce at the Pike Place Market and enjoy it next door to the Aquarium while watching free public theater followed by live music and moonlit dancing. There will be performances by local bands SolBird, The Horse Thieves, Country Lips, Fortune Dwellers and more. The event will run June 15-July 1. (more...)

Jeff Kober Leads West-Coast Premiere of WHERE THE GREAT ONES RUN, Now thru 7/14Jeff Kober Leads West-Coast Premiere of WHERE THE GREAT ONES RUN, Now thru 7/14
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2012

On the heels of their 2011 Best Production Awards sweep for Small Engine Repair (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, Ovation, and Garland Awards), Rogue Machine have announcesd the first production of their new season. Seen for the first time on the West Coast, Mark Roberts' Where The Great Ones Run, includes an award winning cast of actors led by Jeff Kober from tonight, May 26 at Rogue Machine, 5041 Pico Blvd., LA, CA 90019. (more...)

Porters of Hellsgate Presents MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, 6/15-7/22Porters of Hellsgate Presents MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, 6/15-7/22
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2012

The Porters of Hellsgate present William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Charles Pasterna, running June 15 through July 22 at The Whitmore Theatre in North Hollywood. (more...)

Azeotrope Presents JESUS HOPPED THE A TRAIN, 6/15-30Azeotrope Presents JESUS HOPPED THE A TRAIN, 6/15-30
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

After an impressive debut with their production of Red Light Winter in 2010, Seattle theatre company Azeotrope is proud to announce a second production with the Northwest premiere of Jesus Hopped the A Train by Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by Artistic Associate Desdemona Chiang. Jesus Hopped the A Train opens Friday, June 15, 2012 through June 30, 2012 and is produced in association with Central Heating Lab at A Contemporary Theatre. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Special Coverage: SUMMER STAGES - Our Picks for Summer's Best Around the World!BroadwayWorld Special Coverage: SUMMER STAGES - Our Picks for Summer's Best Around the World!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 7, 2012

As the summer days near, BroadwayWorld rounded up our worldwide community - from Australia to Spain, California and beyond! - to bring you our top picks for the best of summer theater in each of our main markets! Looking for the best of the summer venue and production offerings in your area? Let's hear from a sampling of the BroadwayWorld experts! (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - New Orleans!Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - New Orleans!
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jun 7, 2012

Theatre in New Orleans this summer offers selections that cater to the Shakespeare lover as well as musicals that the whole family can enjoy. Here are the top 5 picks: HAMLET will be playing at Dixon Performing Arts Center in June. This performance is part of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival, which is hosted at Tulane University every summer (http://neworleansshakespeare.tulane.edu/blog/) (more...)

Alive Theatre's NOCTURNE Plays 2012 Hollywood Fringe, 6/11-23Alive Theatre's NOCTURNE Plays 2012 Hollywood Fringe, 6/11-23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

Alive Theatre Presents... NOCTURNE as part of the 2012 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Created and directed by Kate Bowen & Scott Dare, the show plays a special pay-what-you-can preview Monday, June 11th at 10pm, then opens June 15 and plays June 16 and June 22-23 at 11pm. To purchase tickets, click here. Tickets are $7 general admission. Performances take place at The Complex, Ruby Theatre, located at 6478 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Calif. (more...)

Arts on the Waterfront Hosts Musicians, Visual Arts, ROMEO AND JULIET and More, 6/15-7/1Arts on the Waterfront Hosts Musicians, Visual Arts, ROMEO AND JULIET and More, 6/15-7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2012

Mickey Rowe and Laurie Roberts, Arts on the Waterfront coordinators, hope to revitalize and reinvent this event to include both theater and visual art as well as of course the live music that made the series such a staple of the Seattle scene years ago. Arts on the Waterfront will be located next door to the Seattle Aquarium and blocks west of the Seattle Art Museum. Buy local produce at the Pike Place Market and enjoy it next door to the Aquarium while watching free public theater followed by live music and moonlit dancing. There will be performances by local bands SolBird, The Horse Thieves, Country Lips, Fortune Dwellers and more. The event will run June 15-July 1. (more...)

Trevor Nunn Helms Alan Ayckbourn's A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL in The West End; Nigel Harman et al. LeadTrevor Nunn Helms Alan Ayckbourn's A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL in The West End; Nigel Harman et al. Lead
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2012

Trevor Nunn is to direct a cast including Rob Brydon, Nigel Harman and Ashley Jensen in Alan Ayckbourn's A Chorus of Disapproval opening at the Harold Pinter Theatre later this year. Joining the trio on stage will be Teresa Banham, Daisy Beaumont, Georgia Brown, Rob Compton, Matthew Cottle and Steven Edis, who is also the show's Musical Director. The production runs September 17, 2012 - January 5, 2013, with an opening night scheduled for September 27, 2012. (more...)

Brydon, Harman, Jensen to Lead Cast of A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVALBrydon, Harman, Jensen to Lead Cast of A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2012

Trevor Nunn is to direct a cast including Rob Brydon, Nigel Harman and Ashley Jensen in Alan Ayckbourn's A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL opening at the Harold Pinter Theatre later this year. (more...)

Adirondack Shakespeare Company Returns to Schroon Lake for Third Summer SeasonAdirondack Shakespeare Company Returns to Schroon Lake for Third Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2012

Shakespeare IN THE RAW is about to return to Schroon Lake! The Adirondack Shakespeare Company (ADK Shakes) is back for their third annual Summer Festival Season and prepared to present some of the finest comedy and tragedy that the Bard has to offer. (more...)

Alive Theatre's NOCTURNE Plays 2012 Hollywood Fringe, 6/11-23Alive Theatre's NOCTURNE Plays 2012 Hollywood Fringe, 6/11-23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2012

Alive Theatre Presents... NOCTURNE as part of the 2012 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Created and directed by Kate Bowen & Scott Dare, the show plays a special pay-what-you-can preview Monday, June 11th at 10pm, then opens June 15 and plays June 16 and June 22-23 at 11pm. To purchase tickets, click here. Tickets are $7 general admission. Performances take place at The Complex, Ruby Theatre, located at 6478 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Calif. (more...)

Apollinaire Theatre Presents ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, 7/11-28Apollinaire Theatre Presents ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, 7/11-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2012

Apollinaire Theatre Company presents Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard, at Theatre in the Park in English and Spanish, July 11-28, Wed.-Sun. at 7:30 Mary O'Malley Park, Commandant's Way, on the Chelsea Waterfront (Admiral's Hill). (more...)

MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL #2: Offstage, Onstage, Backstage and Beyond With The TheateratiMUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL #2: Offstage, Onstage, Backstage and Beyond With The Theaterati
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 17, 2012

What better way to kick off Sunday-and to celebrate Father's Day!-than with the latest installment of Music City Confidential! Here's where you'll find all the news that's fit to print (or not-depending on your perspective) from Nashville's ever-growing, ever-fascinating live theater industry. Amid the florid prose and flowery praise, you'll find all the stories that don't quite fit anywhere else, some of 'em kind of gossipy, some of 'em stone-cold serious, some of 'em just lists of names you need to know. You'll also find photos from our new "Intermission@" series, details about the latest cast parties and various and sundry minutiae-the veritable flotsam and jetsam-from backstage, onstage, offstage and beyond¬Ö (more...)

Azeotrope Presents JESUS HOPPED THE A TRAIN, Now thru 6/30Azeotrope Presents JESUS HOPPED THE A TRAIN, Now thru 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2012

After an impressive debut with their production of Red Light Winter in 2010, Seattle theatre company Azeotrope is proud to announce a second production with the Northwest premiere of Jesus Hopped the A Train by Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by Artistic Associate Desdemona Chiang. Jesus Hopped the A Train opens tonight, June 15, 2012 through June 30, 2012 and is produced in association with Central Heating Lab at A Contemporary Theatre. (more...)

Porters of Hellsgate Presents MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Now thru 7/22Porters of Hellsgate Presents MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Now thru 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2012

The Porters of Hellsgate present William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Charles Pasterna, running tonight, June 15 through July 22 at The Whitmore Theatre in North Hollywood. (more...)

Arts on the Waterfront Hosts Musicians, Visual Arts, ROMEO AND JULIET and More, Now thru 7/1Arts on the Waterfront Hosts Musicians, Visual Arts, ROMEO AND JULIET and More, Now thru 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2012

Mickey Rowe and Laurie Roberts, Arts on the Waterfront coordinators, hope to revitalize and reinvent this event to include both theater and visual art as well as of course the live music that made the series such a staple of the Seattle scene years ago. Arts on the Waterfront will be located next door to the Seattle Aquarium and blocks west of the Seattle Art Museum. Buy local produce at the Pike Place Market and enjoy it next door to the Aquarium while watching free public theater followed by live music and moonlit dancing. There will be performances by local bands SolBird, The Horse Thieves, Country Lips, Fortune Dwellers and more. The event will run from today, June 15-July 1. (more...)

Jagged Fence's THE ONLY TRUE HISTORY OF LIZZIE FINN Cast AnnouncedJagged Fence's THE ONLY TRUE HISTORY OF LIZZIE FINN Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2012

Jagged Fence presents? the UK premiere of The Only True History of Lizzie Finn, by Sebastian Barry. Directed by Blanche McIntyre and designed by James Perkins with ?lighting design by Gary Bowman and sound design by George Dennis, the cast features Justin Avoth, Penelope Beaumont, Lucy Black, Karen Cogan,? Oliver Hembrough, Andrew Jarvis, Andrew Macklin and Shereen Martin. (more...)

Trevor Nunn to Direct Cole Porter's KISS ME, KATE at Chichester Festival and Old Vic from JuneTrevor Nunn to Direct Cole Porter's KISS ME, KATE at Chichester Festival and Old Vic from June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2012

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...)

Olney Theatre Center Announces New Artistic DirectorOlney Theatre Center Announces New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2012

Olney Theatre Center today announced Martin Platt as their new Artistic Director. Mr. Platt began his tenure on May 28, 2012. He comes to Olney Theatre Center from his current position as Co-Director of Perry Street Theatricals (PST), a New York based producing company. (more...)

Alive Theatre's NOCTURNE Plays 2012 Hollywood Fringe, Now thru 6/23Alive Theatre's NOCTURNE Plays 2012 Hollywood Fringe, Now thru 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2012

Alive Theatre Presents... NOCTURNE as part of the 2012 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Created and directed by Kate Bowen & Scott Dare, the show plays a special pay-what-you-can preview tonight, June 11th at 10pm, then opens June 15 and plays June 16 and June 22-23 at 11pm. To purchase tickets, click here. Tickets are $7 general admission. Performances take place at The Complex, Ruby Theatre, located at 6478 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Calif. (more...)

Adirondack Shakespeare Company to Present Summer 2012 Showcase, 7/17Adirondack Shakespeare Company to Present Summer 2012 Showcase, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2012

The Adirondack Shakespeare Company is back for their third Summer Festival Season and they're bringing the Bard's best with them! This year's season features Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Hamlet, as well as Tom Stoppard's hilarious comedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and a new ADK Shakes original children's show! (more...)

Adirondack Shakespeare Company Presents TWELFTH NIGHT, HAMLET and More, Aug 2012Adirondack Shakespeare Company Presents TWELFTH NIGHT, HAMLET and More, Aug 2012
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2012

The Adirondack Shakespeare Company (ADK Shakes) will return to their favorite venue this summer to perform Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Hamlet as well as Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and an original children's play, The Twelve Labors of Hercules. (more...)

Janet Henfrey and More to Star in Finborough Theatre's BARROW HILL World Premiere, Aug 19Janet Henfrey and More to Star in Finborough Theatre's BARROW HILL World Premiere, Aug 19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2012

The world premiere of Barrow Hill, a first play by new playwright Jane Wainwright, starring Janet Henfrey, and directed by Abbey Wright - whose recent work includes the multi-four star production of Dublin Carol as part of the Donmar at the Trafalgar Studios season - opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances on Sunday, 19 August 2012 (Press Night: Monday, 20 August 2012 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Apollinaire Theatre Presents ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, 7/11-28Apollinaire Theatre Presents ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, 7/11-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2012

Apollinaire Theatre Company presents Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard, at Theatre in the Park in English and Spanish, July 11-28, Wed.-Sun. at 7:30 Mary O'Malley Park, Commandant's Way, on the Chelsea Waterfront (Admiral's Hill). (more...)

Adirondack Shakespeare Company to Present Third Summer Festival Season in Schroon Lake and Lake PlacidAdirondack Shakespeare Company to Present Third Summer Festival Season in Schroon Lake and Lake Placid
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

With a two-week tour of their original children's show, The Twelve Labors of Hercules already under their belt, the Adirondack Shakespeare Company is currently preparing for their ambitious third annual Summer Festival Season. This year's mainstage productions include Shakespeare's Twelfth Night andHamlet as well as Tom Stoppard's modern comedy, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. (more...)

Rob Brydon, Ashley Jensen Join Cast of A CHORUS OF DISAPROVAL - Final Casting AnnouncedRob Brydon, Ashley Jensen Join Cast of A CHORUS OF DISAPROVAL - Final Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2012

Trevor Nunn is to direct Rob Brydon, Nigel Harman and Ashley Jensen in Alan Ayckbourn's A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL, opening at the Harold Pinter Theatre in the Autumn. Jessica Ellerby, Barrie Rutter, Paul Thornley and Susan Tracy will join previously announced company members Teresa Banham, Daisy Beaumont, Georgia Brown, Rob Compton, Matthew Cottle and Steven Edis. (more...)

Photo Flash: Timothy Williams and Philip King in Mad Cow's BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WARPhoto Flash: Timothy Williams and Philip King in Mad Cow's BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2012

Mad Cow Theatre presents Billy Bishop Goes to War, the award-winning musical drama written and composed by John Gray in collaboration with Eric Peterson, opening August 3 and running through August 26, 2012, at Mad Cow Theatre in downtown Orlando. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

Porters of Hellsgate Presents MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, 6/15-7/22Porters of Hellsgate Presents MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, 6/15-7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2012

The Porters of Hellsgate present William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Charles Pasterna, running June 15 through July 22 at The Whitmore Theatre in North Hollywood. (more...)

The Burning Coal Theatre Presents HUFFLEPUFFED, 8/16 - 8/26The Burning Coal Theatre Presents HUFFLEPUFFED, 8/16 - 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2012

Burning Coal Theatre Company presents Mon Frere of Greensboro, NC in Hufflepuffed, a play about a certain young warlock with really cool glasses, August 16 - 26, 2012 at the Murphey School auditorium, 224 Polk Street in Raleigh. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD - Perfect Comedy at New Orleans Shakespeare Fest.BWW Reviews: ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD - Perfect Comedy at New Orleans Shakespeare Fest.
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jul 2, 2012

The best way to describe Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is to compare it to Disney's The Lion King 1 ¬Ĺ. The Lion King is loosely based on Shakespeare's HAMLET, and Simba's pals Timon and Pumba have often been associated with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. In The Lion King 1 ¬Ĺ, the audience watches the story unfold from the perspectives of Timon and Pumba. Similarly, in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, the title characters enlighten their audience on their perspective of what was happening in Denmark. A prior knowledge of HAMLET makes this play much easier to understand. (more...)

THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Kicks Off Signature Theatre's 2012-13 Season, 8/14THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Kicks Off Signature Theatre's 2012-13 Season, 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2012

Yee-haw! It's time to start two-steppin' and boot-scootin' in the aisles, as Signature Theatre kicks off its 2012/13 season with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, beginning performances on Tuesday, August 14. (more...)

Mad Cow Announces BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR Cast; Opens 8/3Mad Cow Announces BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR Cast; Opens 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2012

Mad Cow Theatre has announced the cast and directing team for Billy Bishop Goes to War, the award-winning musical drama written and composed by John Gray in collaboration with Eric Peterson. (more...)

Apollinaire Theatre Presents ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, Now thru 7/28Apollinaire Theatre Presents ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, Now thru 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2012

Apollinaire Theatre Company presents Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard, at Theatre in the Park in English and Spanish, tonight, July 11 through July 28, Wed.-Sun. at 7:30 Mary O'Malley Park, Commandant's Way, on the Chelsea Waterfront (Admiral's Hill). (more...)

Adirondack Shakespeare Company Presents TWELFTH NIGHT, HAMLET and More, Beg. Tonight, 8/8Adirondack Shakespeare Company Presents TWELFTH NIGHT, HAMLET and More, Beg. Tonight, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2012

The Adirondack Shakespeare Company (ADK Shakes) will return to their favorite venue this summer to perform Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Hamlet as well as Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and an original children's play, The Twelve Labors of Hercules. (more...)

Mad Cow Announces BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR Cast; Opens 8/3Mad Cow Announces BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR Cast; Opens 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2012

Mad Cow Theatre has announced the cast and directing team for Billy Bishop Goes to War, the award-winning musical drama written and composed by John Gray in collaboration with Eric Peterson. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ferdinand Kingsley, Graeme Hawley and More in YORK MYSTERY PLAYSPhoto Flash: Ferdinand Kingsley, Graeme Hawley and More in YORK MYSTERY PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2012

Ferdinand Kingsley plays both God and Jesus opposite Coronation Street villain Graeme Hawley who takes on the role of the Devil in the York Mystery Plays being staged throughout August against the backdrop of the St Mary's Abbey, York. Kingsley and Hawley are joined by more than 2,500 people in the staging of what is believed to be the UK's biggest outdoor theatrical event of 2012. With over 1,700 local volunteers comprising the two casts of community ensemble, musicians, choir and crew, the York Mystery Plays run now through 27 August at 7.30pm. Check out photos of the cast onstage below! (more...)

Burning Coal Theatre Company Presents HUFFLEPUFFED, 8/16-26Burning Coal Theatre Company Presents HUFFLEPUFFED, 8/16-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2012

Burning Coal Theatre Company presents Mon Frere of Greensboro, NC in Hufflepuffed, a play about a certain young warlock with really cool glasses, August 16 - 26, 2012 at the Murphey School auditorium, 224 Polk Street in Raleigh. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm (Note special time) and Sundays at 2 pm. All tickets: $10. Please call 919-834-4001 for tickets, or visit us online at www.burningcoal.org. Warning: not suitable for children under 14. (more...)

Burning Coal Theatre Company Presents HUFFLEPUFFED, Now thru 8/26Burning Coal Theatre Company Presents HUFFLEPUFFED, Now thru 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2012

Burning Coal Theatre Company presents Mon Frere of Greensboro, NC in Hufflepuffed, a play about a certain young warlock with really cool glasses, tonight, August 16 - 26, 2012 at the Murphey School auditorium, 224 Polk Street in Raleigh. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm (Note special time) and Sundays at 2 pm. All tickets: $10. Please call 919-834-4001 for tickets, or visit us online at www.burningcoal.org. Warning: not suitable for children under 14. (more...)

Adirondack Shakespeare Company to Finish Third Summer Festival Season at Lake Placid Center for the ArtsAdirondack Shakespeare Company to Finish Third Summer Festival Season at Lake Placid Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2012

Adirondack Shakespeare Company's third annual Summer Festival Season is coming to a close, but there's still a few more chances to catch Shakespeare in the RAW in Adirondack Park. The company has announced that the final performances of their mainstage and touring shows will be held at Lake Placid Center for the Arts. (more...)

THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Kicks Off Signature Theatre's 2012-13 Season Tonight, 8/14THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Kicks Off Signature Theatre's 2012-13 Season Tonight, 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2012

Yee-haw! It's time to start two-steppin' and boot-scootin' in the aisles, as Signature Theatre kicks off its 2012/13 season with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, beginning performances tonight, August 14. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Preview A.C.T.'s MAPLE AND VINESTAGE TUBE: Preview A.C.T.'s MAPLE AND VINE
by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2012

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues its 2011-12 season with the West Coast premiere of Maple and Vine, written by Jordan Harrison and directed by A.C.T. Associate Artistic Director Mark Rucker. Fresh from a run at Playwrights Horizons in New York City, Maple and Vine tells the story of married couple Katha and Ryu, a pair of stressed-out urban professionals who feel unfulfilled by the impersonal gadgets and fast-paced lifestyle of the modern world. After meeting a charismatic man from a community of 1950s reenactors, they decide to swap cell phones and sushi for phone trees and fish sticks by joining a community where life is slower, passion is risqué, and a cocktail is a daily accessory. In this recreated world, where retro attitudes about gender, race, and sexuality stir up powerful questions, Katha and Ryu must decide how much they are willing to sacrifice for happiness and whether the 'good old days' were really that good. Maple and Vine performs a limited run March 29-April 22, 2012, at the American Conservatory Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). Tickets (starting at $10) are on sale now and may be purchased online at act-sf.org or by calling 415.749.2228. Check out the video preview with clips from the show and audience interviews below! (more...)

ALLEGIANCE - A NEW AMERICAN MUSICAL Starring Lea Salonga & More Set for The Old Globe 2012-13 Season - Full Season Announcement, San DiegoALLEGIANCE - A NEW AMERICAN MUSICAL Starring Lea Salonga & More Set for The Old Globe 2012-13 Season - Full Season Announcement, San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

The Old Globe's 2012-13 Season will feature the World Premieres of two new musicals: Allegiance - A New American Musical by Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak. The season also includes George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion in celebration of the classic play's 100th anniversary and the World Premiere of a new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House by Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey and Kirsten Brandt. Two recent Broadway hits will make their San Diego debuts at the Globe: David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People and Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities. Rounding out the season are the West Coast Premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's Be a Good Little Widow and the Southern California Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's The Brothers Size. (more...)

Jeff Kober to Lead West-Coast Premiere of WHERE THE GREAT ONES RUN this MayJeff Kober to Lead West-Coast Premiere of WHERE THE GREAT ONES RUN this May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2012

On the heels of their 2011 Best Production Awards sweep for Small Engine Repair (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, Ovation, and Garland Awards), Rogue Machine have announcesd the first production of their new season. Seen for the first time on the West Coast, Mark Roberts' Where The Great Ones Run, will include an award winning cast of actors led by Jeff Kober from May 26 at Rogue Machine, 5041 Pico Blvd., LA, CA 90019. (more...)

Rep Stage Closes 19th Season with LAS MENINAS, 4/18-5/6Rep Stage Closes 19th Season with LAS MENINAS, 4/18-5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2012

Rep Stage, the professional Equity theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), concludes its 19th season with "Las Meninas," playwright Lynn Nottage's account of the seduction of Louis the XIV's queen, Marie-Therese, and the consequences of her scandalous relationship with Nabo, her African servant. Nottage weaves an imaginative tale based on a fascinating but forgotten time in history that examines truths about women and race. Eve Muson, who helmed last season's "Speech & Debate," directs a large cast in this rarely produced play. "Las Meninas" opens April 18 with a limited run through May 6, 2012, in the Studio Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the campus of HCC. (more...)

Gamut Theatre to Present UNDER MILK WOOD, 5/3 & 5Gamut Theatre to Present UNDER MILK WOOD, 5/3 & 5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2012

Gamut Theatre Group today announced the next installment of its Stage Door Series initiative for the 2011-2012 season: Dylan Thomas' 'Under Milk Wood', which will be presented on May 3 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Gamut Theatre Group's Studio Theatre. Please note that there is no performance on May 4. (more...)

First Stage¬'s Young Company Presents ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, 5/4-5First Stage¬'s Young Company Presents ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, 5/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2012

First Stage's Young Company concludes its 2011-2012 season with Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Friday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 5 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut St., Milwaukee. (more...)

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