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Photo Flash: First Look at Cal Shakes' PYGMALION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2014 season with George Bernard Shaw's brilliant Pygmalion, directed by Cal Shakes Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone. Pygmalion plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from now through August 24. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Simon & Schuster Audio to Publish Shakespeare Classic Plays From the Folger Shakespeare Library
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Simon & Schuster Audio is proud to announce the publication of fully dramatized audio productions of Shakespeare's classic plays from the Folger Shakespeare Library, the world's leading center for Shakespeare studies. (more...)

Simon & Schuster Audio To Publish Fully Dramatized Shakespeare Productions From The Folger Shakespeare Library Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Simon & Schuster Audio is proud to announce the publication of fully dramatized audio productions of Shakespeare's classic plays from the Folger Shakespeare Library, the world's leading center for Shakespeare studies. (more...)

Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda & More Will Rotate Through All-Star Broadway Revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, will have its first Broadway revival, beginning performances Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 8pm, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street). (more...)

Two Ducks Theatre Company to Present RAINBOWTOWN, 9/6-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Two Ducks Theatre Company, a new theatre company on Philadelphia's Main Line, will present its first production: Rainbowtown, a hilarious new play for kids. Rainbowtown runs Sept. 6-20 at the Radnor United Methodist Church in Bryn Mawr, part of FringeArts' 2014 festival. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season, Featuring OUR TOWN, ANGELS IN AMERICA, STICKY TRAPS and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Eric Rosen, artistic director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the 2014-15 season, continuing its tradition of presenting stirring classics and evocative new works created by the finest local and national talent available. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Iris Theatre's ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

After last summer's critical success with a promenade adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, Iris Theatre are returning to the gardens and grounds of St Paul's Church, Covent Garden for a sixth year of family-friendly theatre, and its sequel, Alice through the Looking Glass. Alice through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll in a new adaptation by Daniel Winder and Candida Caldcott, will be presented from today, 30 July - Saturday 30 August. Press night is Monday 4 August at 7 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below! (more...)

HRT to Present TAMBOURINES TO GLORY, 8/30-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The HRT opens its 2014-15 season with Langston Hughes' TAMBOURINES TO GLORY from August 30th to October 5th. (more...)

Dances Patrelle to Present ROMEO & JULIET, 9/11-14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Dances Patrelle presents Romeo & Juliet, a dazzling 25th Anniversary Performance from September 11-14, 2014 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, E. 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, NYC. Performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $35-50 (student and senior discounts available) and will be available beginning August 1, 2014 at www.dancespatrelle.org by phone at 212-772-4448, or in person at The Kaye Playhouse Box Office. (more...)

P.J. Benjamin and More to Star in Penguin Rep Theatre's THE FABULOUS LIPITONES, 8/8-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Penguin Rep Theatre presents the New York premiere of The Fabulous Lipitones, a musical comedy by John Markus (head writer for The Cosby Show) and Mark St. Germain (Freud's Last Session, Becoming Dr. Ruth), directed by Peter Flynn, and starring Broadway veterans P.J. Benjamin (Wicked, Chicago), Scott Mikita (Phantom of the Opera), and Joe Ricci (A View from the Bridge), joined by Rachid Sabitri, from August 8 through August 31 in Stony Point, New York. (more...)

RICHARD III, MEMPHIS>BROADWAY and More Set for Tennessee Shakespeare's 7th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, today announced its 2014-15 schedule of plays, which includes three by Shakespeare, the Southern Exposure Series, a continuing partnership with Dixon Gallery & Gardens, a new summer partnership with the University of Memphis, and a new Musical Works Festival sponsored by the Broadway licensing company of Memphis, Monty Python's Spamalot, The Color Purple, and All Shook Up: The Music of Elvis Presley. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Jonathan Epstein's Adaptation of HENRY IV at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

A sweeping spectacle of bawdy buffoonery and bloody rebellion, director Jonathan Epstein's razor sharp and condensed adaptation of Henry IV delivers both parts in one dynamic evening of theatre at Shakespeare & Company. Performances run in the Tina Packer Playhouse August 2 - August 31. Press Opening is Friday, August 7, at 7:00pm. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Exeter Northcott Theatre Announces Fall 2014 Season
by Jillian Gaier - Jul 28, 2014

Exeter Northcott Theatre has put its hardworking staff centre stage as it launches its autumn 2014 Season. To celebrate receiving Arts Council funding, the new brochure pays tribute to the fantastic team at the theatre as they make a trip back to the 1940s through the costume store. (more...)

MCCC's Kelsey Theatre to Stage INTO THE WOODS, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR & More in 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Mercer County Community College's (MCCC) Kelsey Theatre is rolling out the classics for the 2014-15 season. Long-time theater lovers can revisit their favorite musicals and dramas, while younger audiences will have an opportunity to see the greats for the very first time. Twenty full-length dramas and musical productions come to the Kelsey stage, along with eight shows offered through the Kelsey Kids Series performed by traveling professional troupes and local companies. "Kiss Me, Kate" (Pinnworth Productions), based on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, kicks off the season Sept. 12 to 21. (more...)

Jayne Houdyshell and Delaney Williams Set to Lead THE SHOPLIFTERS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater kicks off the 2014/15 season with the world premiere of Morris Panych's The Shoplifters, a biting comedy about society's haves and have-nots and how much they might actually have in common. Noted Canadian playwright and director Panych, a two-time recipient of the Governor General's Literary Award, makes his Arena Stage debut with an expertly drawn cast of oddball characters and a high-stakes battle of wills involving a career shoplifter whose life of petty crime is halted by an overzealous rookie security guard and his ambivalent mentor. The Shoplifters runs September 5-October 19, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Chatauqua Theater Company Presents GO WEST!,Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

On Saturday, July 26, at 8:15 p.m. in the Amphitheater, Chautauqua Institution presents an original inter-arts collaborative performance called Go West! Featuring theater, opera, symphony, dance, music and visual arts, the production is directed by CTC Associate Artistic Director Andrew Borba and explores the American impulse to pioneer. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Intelligent Laughter at Hub Theatre's COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE [ABRIDGED]
by Alex Lonati - Jul 25, 2014

The Hub Theatre Company of Boston is presenting The Complete Works of Shakespeare [Abridged], a hilarious, highly physical, wacky portrayal of all of the Bard's plays originally conceived by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Moves to New Home at Spreckels; Sets 2015 Season With WEST SIDE STORY and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

San Diego Musical Theatre's 2015 Season brings your favorite movies to the stage at its new home at the Historic Spreckels Theatre, on Broadway, in downtown San Diego. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Single Tickets for The Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Go on Sale 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Single tickets for the 2014-15 season at the Center for the Performing Arts -- home of the Palladium, the Tarkington Theater, and Studio Theater -- are available for purchase on Monday, July 28. Starting at 6 a.m. Monday, single tickets are available for purchase online at www.TheCenterPresents.org. At 8 a.m. tickets are on sale at the Palladium box office (Third Avenue SW & City Center Drive). At 10 a.m. phone sales begin at 317-843-3800. (more...)

Seattle Shakespeare Company Celebrates 13 Continuous Seasons of Financial Success
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

After closing out the financial records for Seattle Shakespeare Company's 2013-2014 season, Managing Director John Bradshaw announced that the company ended the year in the black with revenues of $1.6 million, a record high for the company. This is the 13th year in a row that the company has ended the season with a positive fund balance. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, Noel Coward Theatre, July 2014
by Carrie Dunn - Jul 24, 2014

The Tudors are always fashionable. From Hilary Mantel's books (and RSC adaptation) to the Philippa Gregory TV series, apparently audiences can't get enough of Henry VIII and his tempestuous family. The monarch at the heart of Shakespeare in Love, of course, is Elizabeth. (more...)

Know Theatre to Present HARRY & THE THIEF, 8/8-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Harry & the Thief is an epic summer blockbuster; a socially conscious riot of a play that mashes up Civil-War-era melodrama with an over-the-top action movie to tell a story full of adventure, social relevance, and answering the call of destiny. It runs August 8-30 on Know Theatre's MainStage. (more...)

Review Roundup: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE in the West End
by Review Roundups - Jul 23, 2014

Shakespeare in Love is celebrating its world premiere at the Noel Coward Theatre tonight, 23 July 2014, bringing together one of the largest companies ever assembled -- 28 actors and musicians, plus two dogs -- for a play in the West End. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

ANTE Up Productions to Bring AND NOW, THE END to 2014 SummerWorks Festival, Aug 7-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

ANTE Up Productions is proud to present And Now, The End, a new Canadian musical playing at Theatre Passe Muraille as part of the 2014 Summerworks Festival, August 7 to 17th. (more...)

Julian Cihi and Diane Phelan to Star in 2g's GALOIS at the 2014 Ice Factory Festival, 7/23-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Second Generation Productions (2g), a major incubator and producer of Asian American theater, announced today that Julian Cihi (Romeo and Juliet, Classic Stage Company) and Diane Phelan (Bernarda Alba, Lincoln Center) lead the cast of 2g's commissioned musical, Galois, by Sung Rno and Aaron Jones, directed by Victor Maog and produced by Jane Jung. The creative team also includes Music Director J. Oconer Navarro (The Adding Machine), Choreographer Camille A. Brown (tick, tick...BOOM!) and Fight Director Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum (Peter and the Starcatcher). (more...)

HOME Follows Critically Acclaimed Run of ANGEL MEADOW with Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

HOME, the organisation formed by the merger of Manchester's Library Theatre Company and Cornerhouse, will follow up their critically acclaimed sold-out production of Angel Meadow with a spectacular site-specific production of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy Romeo & Juliet in Manchester's historic Victoria Baths in September 2014 (http://homemcr.org/romeo-and-juliet), the building which won BBC1's first Restoration programme in 2003. (more...)

University of Adelaide Alumni and Current Students Presents Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND, 8/5 - 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Theatre Guild is delighted that their August production of No Man's Land by Harold Pinter features both a past and the newly-elected Chair of the Theatre Guild in its small cast of four. (more...)

Alex Bourne, Yvette Robinson & More to Star in New Wolsey Theatre's MIDSUMMER SONGS; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

From Thursday 4 to Saturday 27 September 2014, Ipswich's New Wolsey Theatre presents the World Premiere of their brand new musical MIDSUMMER SONGS by Peter Rowe and Ben Goddard. The full cast of actor-musicians has been announced today. (more...)

Tim Quartier, Lianne Marie Dobbs & More Join Cast of Orlando Shakespeare Theater's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF has announced partial casting for LES MISERABLES. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

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Photo Flash: Ailey II, Complexions, MOMIX, Jerry Mitchell & More Highlight the 2014 Fire Island Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Fire Island Dance Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary edition July 18-20, 2014, with artistry, gravity-defying movement, romance and remembrance, raising a record-shattering $533,860 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Scroll down for photos of some of the weekend's highlighted performances and of co-hosts Jerry Mitchell and Larry Keigwin! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Jayne Houdyshell, Delaney Williams & More for Arena Stage's THE SHOPLIFTERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater kicks off the 2014/15 season with the world premiere of Morris Panych's The Shoplifters, a biting comedy about society's haves and have-nots and how much they might actually have in common. Noted Canadian playwright and director Panych, a two-time recipient of the Governor General's Literary Award, makes his Arena Stage debut with an expertly drawn cast of oddball characters and a high-stakes battle of wills involving a career shoplifter whose life of petty crime is halted by an overzealous rookie security guard and his ambivalent mentor. The Shoplifters runs September 5-October 19, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

JOURNEY'S END, PETER PAN and More Set for Watermill Theatre's Autumn/Winter 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Watermill is delighted to announce its Autumn/Winter 2014 Season, with highlights including the World Premiere of But First This, A Musical Homage to Radio 4 written by Radio 4 newsreader Kathy Clugston, a new 75-minute three-man adaptation of Hamlet, and a Christmas production of Peter Pan with original music by Simon Slater. Full season on sale now. (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival to Present Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP, 8/14-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Dorset Theatre Festival will present The Mousetrap, Dame Agatha Christie's masterpiece of mayhem and mystery, from August 14th through the 30th at the Dorset Playhouse. The Mousetrap, in addition to being one of Christie's most famous works, has the distinction of being the world's longest continually running play. The original production, at London's Ambassador Hotel, has been running continuously since 1952! (more...)

Shakespeare & Young Company to Stage MARINA AND LOVE DANCE, 8/13 & 15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Shakespeare & Young Company brings merriment, madness, tragedy and passion to the outdoor Rose Footprint Theatre with two original performances -- Marina and Love Dance -- short vignettes compiled from scenes of Shakespeare's work. The performers are acting students aged 16-20 who come from schools across the United States including, The Drama Studio in Springfield, The Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School in South Hadley, Bard College, Sarah Lawrence College, Arkansas State University and Bard College at Simons Rock. Shows are Wednesday, August 13 and Friday, August 15, both at 5:00 pm. (more...)

Steep Theatre's 14th Season to Feature Regional Premieres and Directors Jonathan Berrie, Joanie Schultz, and Robin Witt
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Steep Theatre's upcoming Fourteenth Season features a slate of four premieres directed by a lineup of Chicago's hottest directors. Steep Artistic Associates Jonathan Berry, Joanie Schultz, and Robin Witt, who have accounted for some of Steep's most memorable shows in recent years, return home to direct this season. (more...)

Christine Power and Lydia Barnett-Mulligan to Star in FPTC's IN THE SUMMER HOUSE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Fort Point Theatre Channel has announced its cast for In the Summer House, with a stellar ensemble of eight actresses and two actors. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Present THE GOD GAME Through 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Following a critically-acclaimed third season, Stark Naked Theatre Company opens its fourth season on September 5th with the southwest regional premiere of The God Game, written by award-winning playwright Suzanne Bradbeer. Critics praised The God Game in its world premiere earlier this year, calling it "a superb new drama" and "the sort of new work that theatre fans long to see." And just in time for election season, Houston audiences will likewise be enthralled with Stark Naked's production of this exciting political drama. The God Game is a relevant and thought-provoking new play that deftly examines the role of faith on the national political stage. Running through September 20th at Stark Naked Theatre's STUDIO 101, The God Game is directed by Jennifer Dean and features perennial favorites Justin Doran, Philip Lehl, and Kim Tobin-Lehl in the lead roles. (more...)

Tina Benko, Arliss Howard, Dallas Roberts & More to Star in NYTW's SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) announced today complete casting for the first production of their 2014/15 season, SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE, based on Ingmar Bergman's film of the same name. English version by Emily Mann and conceived and directed by Ivo van Hove, SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE begins previews on Friday, September 12, 2014 and officially opens on Monday, September 22, 2014 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003) for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 26, 2014. (more...)

Announcing CCM's 2014-15 Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) has announced initial details on its 2014-15 Concert Series. Encompassing over 50 different concerts, this series begins with a performance by the internationally acclaimed Ariel Quartet with legendary guest artist Menahem Pressler on Sept. 9, 2014, and concludes with a number of performances by CCM's Preparatory Department running May 1 - 9, 2015. (more...)

LA Phil & Classical KUSC Will Continue Partnership to Broadcast 2014 Hollywood Bowl Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Ten Los Angeles Philharmonic concerts from the current Hollywood Bowl season will be broadcast on Classical KUSC beginning Sunday, August 10 at 7:00 PM. This is the eighth year of the orchestra's summer partnership with the Los Angeles listener-sponsored classical music radio station. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company to Welcome Vern Thiessen for Talk Back, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Artistic Director Tony Simotes welcomes Award-Winning Canadian Playwright Vern Thiessen for a special Talk Back focusing on his provocative one-woman play Shakespeare's Will, on Saturday, August 9th immediately following the 3:00pm performance. The 85-minute play, directed by Daniela Varon and starring Kristin Wold, both of whom will be on-hand for the Talk Back, imagines the bold and unapologetic journey of Shakespeare's enigmatic wife, Anne Hathaway, and the couple's unconventional courtship and marriage. Shakespeare's Will kicked off the Company's celebratory season back in May honoring the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. Performances continue to run in the Bernstein Theatre through August 24. (more...)

Tribe of Fools to Bring TWO STREET to 2014 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, 9/4-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Philadelphia-based physical theatre company Tribe of Fools returns to the 2014 Philadelphia Fringe Festival with Two Street, a gay Romeo and Juliet-esque romantic comedy set in a Mummers' Club House. The show runs September 4 through 13th at the Church of the Crucifixion, 620 S 8th St., between South and Bainbridge, performance times vary. Tickets cost $20 and are available online at www.fringearts.com. (more...)

Dances Patrelle to Stage ROMEO & JULIET, 9/11-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Dances Patrelle presents Romeo & Juliet, a dazzling 25th Anniversary Performance, from September 11-14, 2014 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, E. 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, NYC. (more...)

OLYMPICS ÜBER ALLES Begins Performances 8/27 at St. Luke's Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Samuel J. Bernstein and Marguerite Krupp's Olympics Über Alles Begins a Limited Engagement August 27th atSt. Luke's Theater Debra Whitfield Directs this Story of Jewish-American Runners Marty Glickman and Sam Stoller at the 1936 'Nazi Olympics' (more...)

BWW Reviews: TAM Stages Compellingly Honest ROMEO AND JULIET
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 3, 2014

Doing justice to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, one of the most beloved and most often quoted plays in the repertoire, can be a daunting task, but the Theater at Monmouth has assembled a youthful cast and given the Bard's tragedy an honest reading - one which compensates for what it may lack in passion and abandon with sincerity and moments of striking originality. (more...)

Fugard Theatre Bioscope Launches 2014-15 Season with MEDEA, SKYLIGHT & More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2014

The new, and highly anticipated, 2014 & 2015 World Cinema Season at the Fugard Theatre Bioscope has been announced. The new season kicks off in September this year. (more...)

TRIEU TRAN (UNPLUGGED) to Support VAALA in Orange County, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Shakespeare/Summerfest Orange County (SOC) at The Garden Grove Amphitheater continues its innovative 2014 season of ONE BIG FAMILY UNDER THE STARS by joining forces with the Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA) in producing a community night benefit for VAALA. TRIEU TRAN (UNPLUGGED), a concert version of the Vietnamese American actor's critically acclaimed UNCLE HO TO UNCLE SAM, directed by Robert Egan, which played to sold out houses at The Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles last year, will make its Orange County debut for a one-night only engagement. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE LION KING
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 1, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's The Lion King below! (more...)

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