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Handel and Haydn Society Gives First New York City Performance in Over 25 Years
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

In addition to its New York appearance this spring and its regular concert series in Boston, Christophers and the Handel and Haydn Society also return this summer to Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the Berkshires, for the first time since 1991. Christophers leads Purcell's The Fairy Queen with 21 players, 18 choristers, two soloists, and a narrator, on Wednesday, August 9 at 8 p.m. at Ozawa Hall on the Tanglewood campus. (more...)

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Announces Complete Casting for Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (Davis McCallum, Artistic Director; Kate Liberman, Managing Director) is proud to announce complete casting for the 2017 summer season. The previously announced season will contain two world premiere productions, THE BOOK OF WILL (Rolling World Premiere) and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, along with TWELFTH NIGHT, THE GENERAL FROM AMERICA, and LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, co-produced with The Acting Company.  (more...)

McLean Community Players to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The McLean Community Players will present William Shakespeare's comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, opening Friday, April 14, 2017, at Vinson Hall's Community Building Ballroom, 1735 Kirby Road, McLean, VA 22101. The production runs weekends through Sunday, April 30. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company Announces One-Week Extension for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

???????The Arden Theatre Company will extend the run of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream through April 15, 2017. The show was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, April 9th. Three 10am student performances and four public performances have been added. (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY and DREAMGIRLS Among Winners of Also Recognised Awards 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Several shows in the running for this year's Olivier Awards, announced next Sunday 9 April, are also recognised this week in the third-annual Also Recognised Awards - in some notably different categories. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rehearsals Begin for New West End Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Rehearsals began this week for the new West End cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child who will start their performances at the Palace Theatre in London's West End on 24 May 2017 following the final performance from the current cast on 21 May 2017.  (more...)

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS & More Will Make a Stop at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

All aboard! The Hartford Stage 2017-18 Season barrels into town this fall with three gloriously colorful and vibrant classic titles, as well as three incisive and authentic looks at the human experience, according to Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts. (more...)

The New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved Classic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Cleveland Play House will close out their 2016-17 season with the joyful new musical romp, Freaky Friday. Based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers which spawned two hit Disney films, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours. The contemporary update of this American classic includes a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter ("Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights"), and a pop?rock score by Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). Directed by Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse, it has been hailed as "a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale" by The Washington Post. With high-energy choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys), this vivacious production is "delightfully spunky" with "timeless appeal" (Variety). (more...)

Shakespeare & Company to Celebrate the Bard's Birthday with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Each year Shakespeare festivals around the globe celebrate the birthday of our greatest playwright with special events. Shakespeare & Company is proud to partake in the movement. On Saturday, April 22 at 7pm, the Northeast Regional Tour will present William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Tina Packer playhouse. A reception with the cast will follow the performance. (more...)

Bring the Entire Family to Enjoy A Sensory-Friendly Ballet Performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM this Sunday in Rahway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Bring the entire family this Sunday, April 2 at 1:00 P.M. to the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway to experience the majestic ballet performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Presented as part of Union County's Sensory Friendly Theatre series, this this abridged, one-hour sensory-friendly ballet performance by American Repertory Ballet is adapted especially for children and adults with sensory sensitivities and other special needs. (more...)

Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre to Cast a Spell with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The PLT brings to the stage one of Shakespeare's most popular romantic comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

City Theatre presents Molière's TARTUFFE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

If it's hypocrisy, greed, and seduction you're looking for this spring, look no further than Moliere's outrageous farce, Tartuffe. Under the religious cloak of piety, the lecherous, menacing, arch-hypocrite title character schemes to marry his benefactor's daughter, seduce his wife, then defraud him of all he possesses. Does the scoundrel succeed? Take your seat and find out in this exciting 42% irreverent adaptation of one of the world's greatest comedies. (more...)

Photo Flash: The British Royal Family Comes to Pioneer Theatre in KING CHARLES III
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents King Charles III by Mike Bartlett, a 2015 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play. This future history play runs March 24 - April 8, 2017. (more...)

West End's Chloe Taylor Adds Touch of Magic to A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Epstein Theatre has announced the full casting for its first ever Shakespeare production. (more...)

The Studio Theatre Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

A Midsummer Night's Dream portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. (more...)

The Ahmanson Foundation Provides $1.5M Gift to Cal State LA's State Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The Ahmanson Foundation has awarded California State University, Los Angeles a two-year $1.5 million gift to update the University's State Playhouse. "This gift from The Ahmanson Foundation underscores the crucial role the arts play in our society," said Cal State LA President William A. Covino. "We're grateful to the foundation for its generous support of higher education and the arts." (more...)

Digital Theatre Releases London Symphony Orchestra's 'Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Digital Theatre is thrilled to announce the release of London Symphony Orchestra's Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (cond. Sir John Eliot Gardiner), and Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe (cond. Sir Simon Rattle). (more...)

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training caps its 2016-17 season with William Shakespeare's whimsical classic A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, performed outdoors on the stunning grounds of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Directed by Jonathan Epstein, the production previews on Tuesday, April 11 at 8pm with a special 'Pay What You Can Performance,' offering tickets at whatever price patrons can afford when purchased the day of the performance, at a minimum of $3 per seat. The show officially opens on Wednesday, April 12 at 8pm, and runs through Saturday, April 29. Performances will run Tuesday through Saturday. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Announces 2017 Summer Season Outdoors in Topanga
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum rises up and speaks out with a summer line-up of socially conscious classic and contemporary plays, music and performance. The 2017 summer season at the company's unique outdoor setting in Topanga will offer five mainstage productions in rotating repertory as well as a host of satellite events, June through October. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is once again hitting the road with its Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production-this year performing the magical and enchanting story of A Midsummer Night's Dream. From January to April, the Festival will take its production of A Midsummer Night's Dream to more than 25,000 students in five western states. (more...)

Sensory-Friendly Ballet Performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Play UCPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Union County Board of Chosen Freeholder is proud to bring a sensory-friendly performance of American Repertory Ballet's A Midsummer Night's Dream to the stage at the Union County Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 2, at 1:00 P.M. (more...)

PRIME Productions Announces its Debut with LITTLE WARS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

PRIME Productions, a new professional theater company in the Twin Cities, announces their debut with the regional premiere of Little Wars by Steven Carl McCasland at Mixed Blood Theatre, May 5 - 21, 2017. (more...)

Massey Theatre presents Monster Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Massey Theatre is excited to bring this enjoyable production to its stage. Master story tellers, Monster Theatre, have created a new adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, making it understandable, joyful, and highly entertaining. (more...)

Actors' Shakespeare Project presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Actors' Shakespeare Project closes its 13th season with the definitive Shakespearean recipe for mirth and magic. Start with equal parts poetry and wit, add one misapplied love potion, stir in a feuding celestial couple, and finish with the most unintentionally awful play-within-a-play ever created, and you get A Midsummer Night's Dream. Directed by Patrick Swanson (Revels' Artistic Director), the production features Resident Acting Company members Steven Barkhimer* (Bottom), Sarah Newhouse* (Puck), and Paula Plum* (Titania) (Picture left by Nile Scott Shots.) Performances are May 10 - June 4, 2017 (Press Performance Saturday, May 13, 2017, 8 PM) at Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second Street, Cambridge. For tickets and more information, visit actorsshakespeareproject.org. (more...)

Hartford Stage to Present James Lecesne's Critically-Acclaimed Solo Show THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

After a critically-acclaimed sell-out run in New York City, playwright,  performer and activist James Lecesne will bring his inspirational solo show, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, to Hartford Stage from Thursday, March 30, through Sunday, April 23.  The play deftly navigates the effects of bullying and the search for identity while telling an uplifting story about love, overcoming prejudices, and being true to one's self. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Announces MADAGASCAR – A MUSICAL ADVENTURE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater  (CST) continues its summer tradition of vibrant family programming with Madagascar - A Musical Adventure, directed and choreographed by Matt Raftery at the Theater's home on Navy Pier, July 13-August 27, 2017. Based on the DreamWorks Animation motion picture, this wild and wacky new musical is written by Emmy Award-winner Kevin Del Aguila with original music and lyrics by George Noriega and Joel Someillan. (more...)

Art for Progress presents Shakespeare's CYMBELINE at Theater 80 St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

 Art for Progress Founder Frank Jackson, Director/Producer Alexis Confer, and Executive Producer Bill Hyers are proud to announce the upcoming production of William Shakespeare's Cymbeline at Theatre 80 St. Marks this spring, opening April 27th. (more...)

Kravis Center Guarantees Music, Music, Music Throughout April with Memorable Concerts and Broadway Hits
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season in April 2017 with an amazing array of musical performances from Broadway to Motown, from classy Nat King Cole to classic Cole Porter, from piano masterpieces to Pokemon. Also, a soul searing drama (Judgment at Nuremberg) and a side-splitting comedy (Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man). (more...)

Meet the New World, Same as the Old World WELCOME TO BRAGGSVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

To close out their 27th season, Book-It presents a darkly funny, world-premiere adaptation of Welcome to Braggsville, a novel by T. Geronimo Johnson. When good ol' boy D'aron Davenport lets it slip that his hometown in Georgia hosts an annual Civil War reenactment, his new friends at UC Berkeley plan to stage a protest in the form of a "performative intervention." Armed with youthful exuberance and misguided ideas of the South, the intervention has devastating consequences. (more...)

Theatre Raleigh to Presents A Midsummer Night's Dream Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Never fear Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream is playing March 9th -19th at the Kennedy Theatre as part of Theatre Raleigh's Family Series. Kids will love this contemporary spin on a magical tale of fairies, love & woodland mischief!  Come share your love of the classics with the next generation.  (more...)

Play 'Hermia' in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at The Epstein
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Do you love Shakespeare and would relish the opportunity to act alongside West End stars? Then head to The Epstein Theatre on Monday, 6th and Tuesday 7th March for your chance to star in The Epstein Theatre's first ever Shakespearian production! (more...)

Photo Flash: PLASTIC to Open at Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Production images have today been released for Marius von Mayenburg's Plastic which will run at Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio until Saturday 25 March, and BroadwayWorld brings them to you below! (more...)

Gary Beadle, Ian Gelder, Ben Onwukwe, and More Complete the Cast of THE TREATMENT at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Joining Aisling Loftus and Matthew Needham in THE TREATMENT will be Gary Beadle, Ian Gelder, Ben Onwukwe, Julian Ovenden, Ellora Torchia, Indira Varma, and Hara Yannas. The Treatment begins previews at the Almeida Theatre on Monday 24 April and runs until Saturday 10 June. (more...)

BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Young Vic
by Debbie Gilpin - Feb 23, 2017

'The course of true love never did run smooth.' A famous line from one of Shakespeare's most well known and well loved plays - and when Joe Hill-Gibbins is at the helm, you can be certain that the production won't be straightforward either. (more...)

Gender, Race, and Society Take Center Stage in Theater at Monmouth's 2017 Power, Passion, and Privilege Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

 This summer, Theater at Monmouth encourages you to "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none" (All's Well That Ends Well). The plays of Season 48 explore the role of power, passion, and privilege in families, friendships, society, and politics. Through classic Shakespearean thrillers, contemporary romances, and fantastical flights of fantasy, the dynamics of gender, race, and society take center stage in 2017.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Fisher Taylor-Gaunt Productions presents THE SORROWS OF SATAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Sorrows of Satan is written by musical theatre writing duo Bateman and Conley and directed by Adam Lenson (Songs for a New World, St. James Theatre) and runs at Tristan Bates for six weeks, opening on 21 February with previews from 14 February (more...)

Portland Shakespeare Project to Present Staged Reading of Modern Verse A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

Portland Shakespeare Project presents a staged reading of Jeff Whitty's modern verse translation of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, part of Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Play on! project. (more...)

Curve Holding Auditions for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and SCROOGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Curve has today announced auditions for the Curve Young Company & Community Production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and the Christmas musical, Leslie Bricusse's Scrooge. (more...)

The Epstein Theatre Presents Its First Shakespeare Play A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

???????The Epstein Theatre proudly presents its first ever Shakespeare Production. The most magical of comedies A Midsummer Night's Dream is brought to the stage by Daniel Taylor Productions Ltd from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th April. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents A FLEA IN HER EAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC will continue the 16/17 season with the hilarious farce, A FLEA IN HER EAR, a new version of Georges Feydeau's farce by David Ives, Directed by R. Michael Gros, March 1-18, 2017 in the Garvin Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Crazy For You, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Trinity Rep
by Andria Tieman - Feb 15, 2017

Shakespeare can be a hard sell sometimes. His plays are long, they're frequently hard to understand, and often going to one seems like something you should do, rather than something you want to do. Well, Trinity Rep's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream is the spoonful of sugar that makes the cultural medicine go down. Every detail of the sets and the costumes of this production is so well thought out that they create the perfect mashup of 1980's high school culture, which suits the storyline of the play to a T. After all, so many of Shakespeare's plays are about teenagers in love, why not set them at a prom in the 80's? Similar to Beowulf earlier this season, the cast and crew hold absolutely nothing back and this production is a cascade of color, glitter and Aqua Net with some excellent musical choices that need to be on their own mixtape. (more...)

American Players Theatre Announces 38th Summer Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

American Players Theatre (APT) announces its 38th Summer Festival Season, June 10 - October 22, 2017, a diverse lineup of eight classical and contemporary plays in repertory that includes the return and work of visiting Chicago director and Jeff Award-winner William Brown taking on Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters in APT's newly renovated flagship 1140-seat outdoor amphitheater on the Hill.  (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Full Casting for Revival of Terence Rattigan's LOVE IN IDLENESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom taking up residence in the West End, and Funny Girl in rehearsals ahead of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces full casting for their major new revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness.  (more...)

The Nora Theatre Company to present PRECIOUS LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to Madeleine George's Precious Little from March 2 - 26, 2017.Precious Little  is directed by Melia Bensussen . The press performance is Monday, March 6 at 7:30PM. Precious Little is a A Catalyst Collaborative@MIT Production. (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents Inside Asolo Rep: BORN YESTERDAY and THE LITTLE FOXES on 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Asolo Rep will host Inside Asolo Rep: BORN YESTERDAY and THE LITTLE FOXES on Thursday, February 23 at 11am, with refreshments at 10am. This special behind-the-scenes panel will spotlight Asolo Rep's productions of Garson Kanin's classic American comedy BORN YESTERDAY (February 8 - April 15) and Lillian Hellman's gripping drama THE LITTLE FOXES  (March 15 - April 15).  The panel will feature BORN YESTERDAY director Peter Amster, THE LITTLE FOXES director and two-time Tony® winner Frank Galati, Tracy Michelle Arnold (Regina Giddens, THE LITTLE FOXES), and Christina DeCicco (Billie Dawn, BORN YESTERDAY). This insightful discussion will be helmed by Asolo Rep Dramaturg and Casting Associate Lauryn E. Sasso.  (more...)

BWW REVIEW: A Midsummer Night's Dream's Minor Characters Get Their Moment In The Spotlight In The Wonderfully Hilarious THE POPULAR MECHANICALS
by Jade Kops - Apr 14, 2017

Keith Robinson and Tony Taylor's fabulous imagining of the bigger story behind William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream's misfit band of 'Rude Mechanicals' comes to life in THE POPULAR MECHANICALS. (more...)

Laughter, Music, and Fairy Magic: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Comes to Seattle Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

1930s movie musicals about show business serve as the muse for Seattle Shakespeare Company's final production of the 2016-2017 season - A Midsummer Night's Dream.  Seattle Shakespeare Company's Artistic Director George Mount directs Shakespeare's funniest comedy at the Cornish Playhouse which runs May 3-21, 2107.   (more...)

Magical Comedy A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Start This Spring at The Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

In just two weeks' time, the most magical of comedies A Midsummer Night's Dream will be brought to life on the Epstein Theatre stage by Daniel Taylor Productions Ltd from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th April. (more...)

VIDEO: You're Gonna Love Her- Watch Olivier Winner Amber Riley Sing DREAMGIRLS!
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2017

On Sunday night she took home an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical, and she isn'y going anywhere. Below, watch as DREAMGIRLS leading lady Amber Riley steals the show as she performs Effie's iconic number- 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Stiles and Drewe's HONK! Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Return to London
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2017

This Easter, Honk! the musical returns to London in a brand-new, actor-musician egg-stravaganza, filled with puppetry, magic and illusions. And water guns! (more...)

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