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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 10/30/2016
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Photo Flash: First Look at Circle Theatre's FIRST LADY SUITE by Michael John LaChiusa
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

CIRCLE THEATRE's production of Michael John LaChiusa's First Lady Suite opens next week, just days before the 2016 Election Tuesday. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's Young Audience Series Continues with SHAKE – IT – UP SHAKESPEARE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Centenary Stage Company continues its tradition of bringing exciting theater to the youth of Northwest New Jersey and beyond with its Young Audience Series.  On Saturday, November 16 at 11am the Young Audience Series returns to the Little Theater on the campus of Centenary University with the works of the most celebrated playwright of all time, William Shakespeare, with Shake It Up Shakespeare: Magic, Mystery & Mayhem. (more...)

Photo Flash: Border Crossings Presents THIS FLESH IS MINE and WHEN NOBODY RETURNS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

This autumn a duo of immersive productions transport audiences to the Middle East in a brand new found space at Acklam Market (more...)

Hubbard Street to Present Two World Premieres This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

 Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, announces today, full programming for Season 39 Fall Series November 17- 20, 2016 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. Highlighting the engagement, Hubbard Street Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo's 15th original work for the company, a world premiere piece by 2013 Guggenheim Fellow and inaugural Harris Theater Choreographer in Residence Brian Brooks as well as the revival of two ensemble works by Ji?i Kylian. (more...)

GK Arts Center Presents Gelsey Kirkland Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

GK Arts Center is proud to host Gelsey Kirkland Ballet's perennial holiday classic, The Nutcracker. This is the fourth year this production of The Nutcracker will be performed over the course of a special two-week engagement, running December 8-18 at the GK Arts Center (29 Jay Street, formerly St. Ann's Warehouse in Dumbo, Brooklyn, N.Y.).  The 18-member company is under the artistic direction of Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov. (more...)

Inland Pacific Ballet Presents THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Enjoy a treasured holiday tradition with family and friends at southern California's most spectacular production of The Nutcracker from critically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet. The Nutcracker come to life in this magnificent ballet with dazzling sets, beautiful costumes, and more than 80 dancers on stage. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Company Presents First Annual Up Close Cocktails Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) is excited to announce its First Annual Up Close Cocktails Benefit, hosted by Trish Rigdon, Chair of Media Arts at The Art Institute of Houston. The Up Close Cocktails Benefit is Wednesday, November 9th from 6-8pm. We're transforming our theatre at Spring Street Studios, for an elegant cocktail night celebrating 4th Wall's bright future and the awesome generosity of our patrons. Patrons will enjoy live music and beer provided by Karbach Brewery, wine from Nice Winery,  hor d'oeuvres provided by Shade Restaurant and valet parking service available.  Join us to meet new friends and reconnect with old friends while making a difference in the lives of Houston performing artists. Your participation will make a big difference at this first must-attend event. (more...)

BLOOD is Back at The Complez this Halloween!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, Mr. Holland's Opus), James Kyson (NBC's Heroes, voted one of "Hollywood's 25 Hottest" by TV Guide), Michael Yama (Betty White's Off Their Rockers) andRob Yang (The Americans, Twisted) join the cast when The Garage re-opens its acclaimed world premiere production of BLOOD. Written and directed by Obie and New York Outer Critics Circle Award-winner/ DGA Award, two-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy Award nominee Robert Allan Ackerman, BLOOD returns to the The Complex in Hollywood beginning Oct. 28. (more...)

Photo Flash: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Independent Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival announce performances of Shakespeare's reverie of love, A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Managing Director David Melville. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM will begin previews on Saturday, October 15, will open on Friday, October 21 at 7:30pm and performs through Sunday, November 20 at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

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Kentucky Shakespeare Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

Kentucky Shakespeare proudly announces their 2016-2017 Season. The company now serves over 84,000 audience members a year through touring education programs, indoor productions, community outreach, and Shakespeare in Central Park. Kentucky Shakespeare is the longest running free Shakespeare Festival in the United States and the most comprehensive touring arts provider in Kentucky. (more...)

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Announces First Production of 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis announced today that The Winter's Tale will be the 2017 season main stage production at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. Both tragic and funny, the production is scheduled June 2-25; preview nights are set for May 31 and June 1. (more...)

The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

CASA 0101 Theater and Angel City Theatre Ensemble to Present MARIELA IN THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

CASA 0101 Theater, Josefina Lopez, Artistic Director and the newly formed production company, Angel City Theater Ensemble (ACTE), Vance Valencia, Founder, will present the Los Angeles Premiere of the critically acclaimed play, MARIELA IN THE DESERT, written by Karen Zacarias, directed by Robert Beltran (Star Trek:  Voyager; Zoot Suit; Eating Raoul).  The production will be presented for a five-week run on the theater's Main Stage located at 2102 East First Street (at St. Louis Street), Boyle Heights, CA  90033 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays at 5:00 p.m., November 4 - December 11, 2016.  There will be no performances on Thanksgiving Weekend, November 25th, 26th and 27th. (more...)

Poppy Fields, the Dixieland Diva, to Debut One-Woman Solo Show POPPY FIELDS: IN HEAT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Opium Productions announced today that Poppy Fields, the Dixieland Diva and one-half of Mack & Poppy, America's best least-known lounge act, will debut her solo show, Poppy Fields: In Heat, for three performances only today, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 at 9pm and Sunday, October 23 at 7pm at the Cavern Club Celebrity Theater, inside Casita Del Campo Restaurant in Silver Lake. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE FAIRY QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Chicago's historic Studebaker Theater will become the home of live opera with a contemporary adaptation of Henry Purcell's 1692 "The Fairy Queen," a reimagining of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" presented by Chicago Opera Theater (COT) beginning November 5. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season with The World Premiere of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS IN PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon and directed by Jessica Thebus, runs November 10 - December 18, 2016 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, November 18 at 8 pm. (more...)

Flute Theatre and English Touring Theatre's HAMLET to Transfer to Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Following performances across Europe, including Gdansk Shakespeare Festival; Mercury Theatre Colchester; Craiova International Festival; Park Theatre, London; four theatres in Spain; Neuss Globe Shakespeare Festival; and Kronborg Castle, Elsinore Hamletscenen, Flute Theatre and English Touring Theatre today announces that their production of Hamlet, adapted by Kelly Hunter, transfers to the Trafalgar Studios for a limited run this December.  As well as adapting, Hunter directs Mark Arends (Hamlet), Finlay Cormack (Laertes), David Fielder (Polonius/ Gravedigger), Tom Mannion (Claudius), Katy Stevens (Gertrude) and Francesca Zoutewelle (Ophelia). The production opens on 8 December, with previews from 6 December, and runs until 31 December. (more...)

Christopher Haydon Announces Final Season as Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces the Gate Theatre's new season entitled Resist!, his final season as Artistic Director.  (more...)

Barter Youth Academy Expands Operations Across Region
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Barter Youth Academy, one of Barter Theatre's four education programs, expands operations this month to include two new locations and additional classes. (more...)

Joseph Drummond, Goodman Theatre Production Stage Manager To Receive 2016 Corona Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Eclipse Theatre Company announces its Eighth Annual Corona Award, to be presented to Joseph Drummond, Goodman Theatre Production Stage Manager. The Corona Award honors an individual who has played an important role in supporting and nurturing the growth of the Chicago theater community as well as small- to medium-sized ensembles such as Eclipse Theatre. The Corona Award derives its name from the Latin word, meaning crown, as well as outer atmosphere of the sun most easily seen during a total eclipse. (more...)

Boomerang's LOVELESS TEXAS to Receive Private Industry Reading 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Boomerang Theatre Company (Tim Errickson, Artistic Director) is pleased to continue the artistic development of LOVELESS TEXAS, the new musical from Boomerang Associate Artistic Director Cailin Heffernan and composer Henry Aronson. LOVELESS TEXAS will receive an invitation-only industry reading in New York City on Thursday October 20th. (more...)

Greenwich Theatre to Present SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Twenty-three schools, including both primary and secondary, will perform half hour versions of Shakespeare plays over six nights at Greenwich Theatre in the first week of November. (more...)

BWW Review: Sassy, Sexy A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens the Season at Alley Theatre
by gary laird - Oct 17, 2016

It is a genuine pleasure to see such a capable cast going through their paces with verve and a certain aplomb. When an ensemble so obviously enjoy what they are doing, it connects instantly with the audience, and a full house roared and applauded throughout the performance. (more...)

Underground Railway Theater Presents WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Underground Railway Theater is proud to present Cori Thomas' When January Feels Like Summer from October 20 - November 13, 2016. When January Feels Like Summer is directed by Benny Sato Ambush. The press performance isMonday, October 24 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Trinity Rep Presents Reprise Performance of THE EVERY 28 HOURS PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Trinity Rep invites the public to revisit the one-minute plays written on the ground in Ferguson, MO and performed at the theater in fall of 2015 to a second community-led performance of The Every 28 Hours Plays on Monday, October 17th at 7:30PM. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

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The Shakespeare Theatre Presents Holiday A Holiday Classic For Its 2016 Season Finale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey rings in the holiday season with a timeless production of A Child's Christmas in Wales, based on the classic story by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and adapted for the stage by Jeremy Brooks and Adrian Mitchell. The festive show is being revived for the first time since it last appeared on the STNJ stage in 2003, featuring Greg Jackson in the role of Dylan Thomas. Performances begin November 30 and run through January 1 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue in Madison. Tickets to this musical celebration can be purchased by calling the Box Office 973-408-5600 or online at ShakespeareNJ.org.   (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's Young Audience Series Continues With SHAKE –IT –UP
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Centenary Stage Company continues its tradition of bringing exciting theater to the youth of Northwest New Jersey and beyond with its Young Audience Series.  On Saturday, November 19 at 11am the Young Audience Series returns to the Little Theater on the campus of Centenary University with the works of the most celebrated playwright of all time, William Shakespeare, with Shake It Up Shakespeare: Magic, Mystery & Mayhem. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

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Kentucky Shakespeare to Take A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM on Libraries Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Kentucky Shakespeare's Education Department and the Louisville Free Public Library are partnering to bring Shakespeare to all 18 area Louisville Public Libraries with the 'Shakespeare in the Libraries Tour,' made possible by a grant from Louisville Metro. (more...)

The Group Rep Launches 43rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Group Rep is entering its 43rd year of continuous operation and proudly announces its newest Season containing an exciting collection of original and classic theatrical offerings.  These will explore the reasons people do the things they do and offer the audience a portal into the motives that drive a fascinating array of complicated human beings. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

For the upcoming holiday season, 4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) brings love and laughter to Houston audiences with Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.  Widely considered to be one of Shakespeare's best comedies, Much Ado is a delightfully hilarious and witty tale of love, friendship and intrigue.  Appropriate for all ages, this not-to-be-missed holiday treat opens on December 1st and runs through Christmas Eve. (more...)

Kentucky Shakespeare to Take A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM on Libraries Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Kentucky Shakespeare's Education Department and the Louisville Free Public Library are partnering to bring Shakespeare to all 18 area Louisville Public Libraries with the 'Shakespeare in the Libraries Tour,' made possible by a grant from Louisville Metro. (more...)

BWW Review: COMUS, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 1 November 2016
by Debbie Gilpin - Nov 2, 2016

Hot on the heels of the hugely successful summer season comes 'Wonder Noir', Emma Rice's first winter season at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, and with it an opening production of John Milton's masque, Comus. A dark reflection of the Wonder Season opener, A Midsummer Night's Dream, it is a tale that truly befits the season's moniker. (more...)

Stage West Presents Kellen Blair and Joe Kinosian's MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Everyone is a suspect in Murder for Two, a hilarious musical mystery with a twist:  one actor investigates the crime, and the other plays all the suspects. And they both play piano!  This rollicking piece begins a 5-week run at Stage West on Thursday, November 17.   (more...)

Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department and Theatre League are pleased to present a fresh take on William Shakespeare's classic A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Celebrates the Holiday Season with EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (AND THEN SOME!)
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF is thrilled to present Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) from November 30 - December 30, 2016 in the Margeson Theater. Originally developed at Orlando Shakes' PlayFest, Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) remains one of the Theater's most hilarious and successful holiday shows to date. Tickets are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Continues Tradition of Holiday Classics for the Whole Family with WILDE TALES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues it's tradition of holiday classics for the whole family with Oscar Wilde's Wilde Tales. Celebrated up-and-coming experimental director Jeremy Bloom adapts and directs this amalgamation of short stories. Wilde Tales begins performances on Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm and opens on Saturday, December 10 at 7pm.  All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave. in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.  To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Last Chance to See the Acclaimed Production of William Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The streets are full of protest: It's an election year; economic inequality strains the social fabric; debates rage throughout a nation riddled with dissension and distrust; unscrupulous politicians manipulate public opinion; the hypocrisy and humiliation of political campaigns drive away the country's finest! But beneath all this political drama looms the personal tragedy of one man's emotional blindness.  Call it Coriolanus ripped from the headlines!!  (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents of DR. ANGELUS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, and rediscovering one of the West End's most popular dramatists of the 1930s and 1940s, Dr Angelus by James Bridie starring David Rintoul and Malcolm Rennie plays at the acclaimed Finborough Theatre on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 27 November 2016 (Press Night: Monday, 28 November 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Ten Talented Directors Imagining the Utah Shakespeare Festival's 56th Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Utah Shakespeare Festival Artistic Directors David Ivers and Brian Vaughn recently announced a slate of ten highly-creative, talented and experienced directors for the Festival's 2017 season. (more...)

Theatre Raleigh 2017 Family Series On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Looking for something entertaining to do with the kids that isn't an experience just for the kids?  Look no further than Theatre Raleigh's charming adaptations of classic stories, updated and turned on their head.  Come share your love for live theatre with shows that are created just for kids but sophisticated enough for adults, too.  All performances are in the intimate setting of Kennedy Theatre where the audience is close to the action and sometimes part of the show! (more...)

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