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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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Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 9/08/2013
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Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 9/08/2013
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Main Street Theater Opens 39th Season with THE REAL THING Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

Main Street Theater opens its 39th MainStage season with Tom Stoppard's brilliant exploration of love and language, The Real Thing. The Real Thing opens tonight, September 5 and runs through September 29 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. (more...)

OLIVER TWIST, TWELFTH NIGHT, PRIVATE LIVES and More Set for Cincinnati Shakespeare's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 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...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast 50 YEARS ON STAGE in Cinemas on 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE has just announced a live broadcast of the National Theatre of Great Britain's 50th anniversary celebration 'National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage,' to cinemas around the world. From Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead to The History Boys, from Antony and Cleopatra to Angels in America, from Guys and Dolls to London Road, this will be a thrilling evening of live performance and rare glimpses from the archive, featuring many of the most celebrated actors who have performed on their stages over the past five decades and directed by Nicholas Hytner. The celebration will be broadcast to cinemas internationally and in the UK on BBC Two on Saturday, November 2, 2013 (with many encore dates in U.S. cities). (more...)

UNCLE VANYA Launches Guthrie's 2013-14 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2013

Guthrie Theater presents 12 mainstage shows in its 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...)

Main Street Theater Extends THE REAL THING thru Oct 6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

Main Street Theater is extending its 39th Season opener, Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, through October 6. 3 performances have been added: Friday, Oct. 4 at 8pm; Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8pm; Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3pm. (more...)

Court Theatre to Present AN ILIAD Revival, 11/13-12/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Court Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season with the revival of the OBIE Award-winning play An Iliad by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell and starring Timothy Edward Kane. An Iliad will run November 13 - December 8, 2013 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

Olivia Williams Leads SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE at St. James Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

The St. James Theatre presents Scenes from a Marriage, written by Ingmar Bergman, adapted by Joanna Murray-Smith and directed by Trevor Nunn. The show will run from tonight, 11 September to 9 November. The press night will take place on 16 September 2013, almost exactly one year since the theatre's first press night, for Bully Boy by Sandi Toksvig, which took place on 18 September 2012. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 9/01/2013
by BWW - Sep 1, 2013

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The Seeing Place Theater Will Present ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD in Repertory With HAMLET, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

The Seeing Place Theater, known for intensely intimate ensemble work, brings 12 actors together for a repertory event like no other - Tom Stoppard's absurdist 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead' paired with its source material, Shakespeare's classic, 'Hamlet', alternating nightly for 5 weeks starting today, May 31, 2013. (more...)

Bernadette Quigley, Dee Nelson & More Set for Cornelia Street Cafe's HAPPY BIRTHDAY W.B. YEATS, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

Cornelia Street Cafe proudly presents Happy Birthday W.B. Yeats, an evening of poetry by the famous Irish poet as part of its ongoing poetry series. The Yeats tribute will take place on Monday, June 10th at 6 and features Bernadette Quigley, Dee Nelson, Jarlath Conroy and Paul Hecht with original music by composer/pianist Ellen Mandel and tenor Michael Slattery. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 5/26/2013
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Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 6/09/2013
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James DeVita's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, TOO MANY HUSBANDS and More Set for American Players Theatre's 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2013

American Players Theatre (APT) announces its 2013 Season, which runs tonight, 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...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2013 Tony Nominees- THE BIG KNIFE's Richard Kind on the Thrill of Being Invited to the Tonys Party
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2013

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tonys Meet & Greet on May 1, 2013, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Richard Kind, a nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for The Big Knife. Check out what he had to say below! (more...)

DOGG'S HAMLET, CAHOOT'S MACBETH Launches Sound Theatre's 7th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2013

Sound Theatre Company launches its seventh season with a seldom-performed pair of works by Tom Stoppard, Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth. Stoppard's smart, witty and gleeful word-play combines a thought experiment from Ludwig Wittgenstein with repression of art in the Soviet Eastern bloc to illuminate the power that language has in our world. (more...)

New Musical Adaptation, A Minister's Wife Plays San Jose Rep - June 20 - July 14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013

The poignant and provocative new musical, A Minister's Wife, makes its West Coast premiere at San Jose Rep June 20 - July 14, 2013. (more...)

The Old Globe to Offer THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE! Program, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013

The Old Globe today announced THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, a 90-minute presentation exploring the language of Shakespeare, on Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. Led by Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and assisted by three professional classical actors, this special program based on Edelstein's book, THINKING SHAKESPEARE: A HOW-TO GUIDE FOR STUDENT ACTORS, DIRECTORS, AND ANYONE ELSE WHO WANTS TO FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE WITH THE BARD, will reveal a performer's approach to Shakespearean language so audiences may easily understand the poetry of the Bard. An ideal introduction to Shakespeare for families and young audiences, THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE! will take place on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Young People's Theatre's CINDERELLA Wins Big at 34th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards - All the Winners Here!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

The 34th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards for the 2012/2013 season were handed out in a star-studded ceremony in Toronto on the evening of Monday, June 24 at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts' Bluma Appel Theatre, hosted by the hilarious Matt Baram and Naomi Snieckus, Second City alumni and founding members of the National Theatre of the World. (more...)

THE LARK, SOMETHING WICKED & More Set for Promethean Theatre Ensemble's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

Shakespeare, Jean Anouilh and Tom Stoppard will be featured in Promethean Theatre Ensemble's eighth season as they present Something Wicked This Way Comes: An Evening of Shakespeare; The Lark; and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. (more...)

New Musical Adaptation, A MINISTER'S WIFE, Plays San Jose Rep, Now thru July 14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

The poignant and provocative new musical, A Minister's Wife, makes its West Coast premiere at San Jose Rep today, June 20 - July 14, 2013. Based on George Bernard Shaw's well-known play Candida, this musical soars with its emotive and dazzling score by the award-winning composer of Adding Machine, Joshua Schmidt, and its beautiful lyrics by Jan Levy Tranen. The smart script by Austin Pendleton, a Tony-nominated director, actor and playwright, and graceful directing by the originator and award-winning director, Michael Halberstam, shape this musical into an adventurous evening of theatre. The Wall Street Journal says, 'This is the most important new musical since The Light in the Piazza ... to say that you mustn't miss it is to grossly understate the case.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John Lavelle, Jay Whittaker and More in Old Globe's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

The Old Globe presents Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard and directed by Adrian Noble, June 16 - Sept. 26, 2013 (Previews: June 16, 29 and 30 and July 1 / Opening Night: July 2) at the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production photos below. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Old Globe's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard is currently playing at The Old Globe, directed by Adrian Noble, now through Sept. 26, 2013. Opening Night is set for July 2, 2013 in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Scroll down for a first look at the production! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 6/02/2013
by BWW - Jun 2, 2013

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National Theatre Live to Broadcast West End's WAR HORSE, Rob Ashford & Kenneth Branagh's MACBETH & More in 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

National Theatre Live is pleased to announce that the June 13 live broadcast of Peter Morgan's Olivier Award-winning new play The Audience was seen by nearly 30,000 people in North America and nearly 80,000 people in the UK - the largest audience ever for a live broadcast from National Theatre Live. Due to the record-breaking response to the National Theatre Live broadcast of The Audience, many encore screenings have already been added, and more encores will be added throughout the summer internationally. In North America, there are currently 700 screenings scheduled throughout the summer, with additional encores to be added still; in the UK, nearly 800 screenings will take place - the largest number of screenings for a National Theatre Live broadcast in both North America and the UK ever. The Audience played its final performance at London's Gielgud Theatre on June 15, starring internationally acclaimed actress Helen Mirren as The Queen, directed by Stephen Daldry, and won two 2013 Olivier Awards for Best Actress (Helen Mirren) and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Richard McCabe). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 6/16/2013
by BWW - Jun 16, 2013

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Apollinaire Theatre to Present THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE in English and Spanish, 7/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2013

Apollinaire Theatre Company's 10th year of offering free bilingual productions on alternating nights in English and Spanish in Chelsea's Mary O'Malley Park features Brecht's parable of right and wrong. (more...)

The Old Globe Offers THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE! Program Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2013

The Old Globe presents THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, a 90-minute presentation exploring the language of Shakespeare, today, June 15 at 11 a.m. Led by Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and assisted by three professional classical actors, this special program based on Edelstein's book, THINKING SHAKESPEARE: A HOW-TO GUIDE FOR STUDENT ACTORS, DIRECTORS, AND ANYONE ELSE WHO WANTS TO FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE WITH THE BARD, will reveal a performer's approach to Shakespearean language so audiences may easily understand the poetry of the Bard. An ideal introduction to Shakespeare for families and young audiences, THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE! will take place on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HAMLET and ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by Duncan Pflaster - Jun 12, 2013

The Seeing Place Theater presents Shakespeare's Hamlet and Stoppard's 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead' in true repertory. (more...)

Bernadette Quigley, Dee Nelson & More Set for Cornelia Street Cafe's HAPPY BIRTHDAY W.B. YEATS Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

Cornelia Street Cafe proudly presents Happy Birthday W.B. Yeats, an evening of poetry by the famous Irish poet as part of its ongoing poetry series. The Yeats tribute will take place tonight, June 10th at 6 and features Bernadette Quigley, Dee Nelson, Jarlath Conroy and Paul Hecht with original music by composer/pianist Ellen Mandel and tenor Michael Slattery. (more...)

Tony Winning Playwright Tom Stoppard to Receive PEN/Pinter Award
by Movies News Desk - Jul 31, 2013

Four-time Tony Award winning playwright Tom Stoppard has been chosen to receive the 2013 PEN/Pinter prize (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 7/28/2013
by BWW - Jul 28, 2013

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Boston Playwrights' Theatre to Present Three Original Plays for 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2013

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) announced its 32nd season today, which will feature new work by three of its award-winning alumni playwrights. The line-up includes Burning by Ginger Lazarus, Windowmen by Steven Barkhimer, and Absence by Peter M. Floyd. All three writers are based in Boston. (more...)

Adirondack Shakespeare Announces Summer Staged Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2013

Instead of three mainstage repertory productions and a children's show (which has been the company's norm), ADK Shakes is focusing their efforts on touring a new children's show, producing a staged reading of Much Ado About Nothing, and performing a lively collection of scenes, sonnets, and songs adapted from Shakespeare entitled The Course of True Love. (more...)

BWW's Shakespeare Round Up 2013
by Debra Charlton - Jul 17, 2013

Shakespeare's popularity shows no signs of flagging, even though his 450th birthday is approaching in 2014. For fans of the Bard, here is a look at productions currently playing across the nation, as well as a sneak peek at upcoming shows. (more...)

Barry Edelstein in Conversation with James Shapiro Set for 8/28 at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

The Old Globe Artistic Director and noted Shakespearean Barry Edelstein will present Barry Edelstein In Conversation with James Shapiro, the internationally renowned Shakespeare scholar, on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

New Musical Adaptation, A Minister's Wife Plays San Jose Rep - June 20 - Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2013

The poignant and provocative new musical, A Minister's Wife, makes its West Coast premiere at San Jose Rep June 20 - July 14, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: 2013 Shakespeare Festival Casts Celebrate Opening Night at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

The Old Globe's 2013 Shakespeare Festival celebrated its opening night on July 2, 2013 in San Diego. Scroll down for photos of the casts of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead! (more...)

Apollinaire Theatre Presents THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE in English and Spanish, Now thru 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

Apollinaire Theatre Company's 10th year of offering free bilingual productions on alternating nights in English and Spanish in Chelsea's Mary O'Malley Park features Brecht's parable of right and wrong. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 8/04/2013
by BWW - Aug 4, 2013

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Simon Russell Beale, Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith and More Set for National Theatre: 50 YEARS ON STAGE, Nov 2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

The Daily Mail reports that Simon Russell Beale, Frances de la Tour, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Alex Jennings, Rory Kinnear, Adrian Lester, Anna Maxwell Martin, Andrew Scott, Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton and more will be joining NATIONAL THEATRE: 50 YEARS ON STAGE on November 2, 2013. (more...)

Barry Edelstein in Conversation with James Shapiro Set for Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

The Old Globe Artistic Director and noted Shakespearean Barry Edelstein will present Barry Edelstein In Conversation with James Shapiro, the internationally renowned Shakespeare scholar, tonight, Aug. 28 at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Main Street Theater's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

Main Street Theater opens its 39th MainStage season with Tom Stoppard's brilliant exploration of love and language, The Real Thing. With previews August 31, September 1 and 4, The Real Thing opens September 5 and runs through September 29 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 8/25/2013
by BWW - Aug 25, 2013

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Olivia Williams Leads SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE at St. James Theatre, Sept 11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2013

David Gilmore, Artistic Director of the St. James Theatre, today announces the next production at the St. James Theatre. Scenes from a Marriage, written by Ingmar Bergman, adapted by Joanna Murray-Smith and directed by Trevor Nunn will run from 11 September to 09 November. The press night will take place on 16 September 2013, almost exactly one year since the theatre's first press night, for Bully Boy by Sandi Toksvig, which took place on 18 September 2012. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 8/18/2013
by BWW - Aug 18, 2013

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Main Street Theater to Open 39th Season with THE REAL THING, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Main Street Theater opens its 39th MainStage season with Tom Stoppard's brilliant exploration of love and language, The Real Thing. With previews August 31, September 1 and 4, The Real Thing opens September 5 and runs through September 29 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. (more...)

Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Announces 2013-14 Season On Sale Dates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce single ticket on sale dates for its 2013-14 season. Highlights of the season include a Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America - Fox Cities Series featuring Memphis, The Phantom of the Opera and a return engagement of Wicked, and a Boldt Arts Alive! Series presenting Hello, Dolly! starring Sally Struthers and Doc Severinsen's Jingle Bell Doc. For a complete listing of events, visit foxcitiespac.com. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 8/11/2013
by BWW - Aug 11, 2013

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