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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
by BWW - Oct 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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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...)

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...)

Piedmont Players Theatre Announces Youth Cast of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

A comedy written by William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta. These include the adventures of 4 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. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stage West Presents Regional Premiere of STUPID FUCKING BIRD by Aaron Posner.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Dev loves Mash. Mash loves Con. Con loves Nina. Nina loves Trig…but so does Emma. Thus, the stage is set for sidesplitting heartache, in Aaron Posner's irreverently funny and unabashedly provocative riff on Chekhov's classic The Seagull, beginning a 5-week regional premiere run on Thursday, January 19 at Stage West. (more...)

Long Beach Opera, the Office of Long Beach Vice Mayor Rex Richardson, and the Arts Council of Long Beach to Co-Sponsor THE BARD, THE QUEEN AND THE CLASH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

On Thursday evening, January 12, 2017, Long Beach Opera (LBO), the Office of Long Beach Vice Mayor Rex Richardson, and the Arts Council of Long Beach will co-sponsor THE BARD, THE QUEEN AND THE CLASH: A Midsummer Night's Dream THROUGH THE PRISM OF CHICANO ART,  a discussion with the California-based performance troupe Culture Clash about the Chicano Theater movement, artistic collaboration, satirical comedy, and everything in between.  The presentation will be held at 7:00 PM in the new Michelle Obama Library, Long Beach, California. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE will Tickle Your Funny Bone!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

It's not a mystery why Cleveland audiences scramble to the theatre when a Ken Ludwig piece is set to take the stage. Ludwig's witty works are always guaranteed to leave audiences howling with laughter, and this master of madcap's latest work to come to Cleveland Play House is no exception. (more...)

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents the Los Angeles Premiere of 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The brilliant theatricality of Kneehigh, the innovative United Kingdom-based theater company, will be on display at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts once again when 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips has its Los Angeles premiere.  Based on the beloved book by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, 946 explores everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings in this tender musical tale of love and war. Adapted by Morpurgo and Emma Rice, who also directs, 946 is a Kneehigh production presented in association with Birmingham Repertory and Berkeley Repertory Theatres. Performances begin February 9 with the opening on February 10. (more...)

Great Lakes Theater Presents WAIT UNTIL DARK at Hanna Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland's Classic Company, commences the second half its 2017-18 season with Frederick Knott's classic thriller, Wait Until Dark. The production will be performed in the company's intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square, February 17 - March 12, 2017. Joseph Hanreddy directs the production. Wait Until Dark is presented through special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. Presents ISC's IAMBIC LAB
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival announce a month long series of unique events and workshops to celebrate the art of theater making. ISC's iambic lab begins on Saturday, January 28, with a reading of a new version by Charles Edward Pogue of Henrik Ibsen's THE PRETENDERS, and will end on Saturday, February 25 with a preview of ISC's upcoming West Coast premiere production of Sharr White's THE SNOW GEESE. All events are at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Announces Its 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey announces its 2017 lineup after completing an immensely successful 2016 season that was repeatedly featured in "Top Ten Productions of 2016" listings, such as The Star-Ledger, The Wall Street Journal, and NJ Arts. The 2017 season promises to be a thrilling one, featuring beloved classics, as well as an epic new work. The Theatre is especially proud to be the first theatre in the Northeast to present Shakespeare in Love by Lee Hall, the new play based on the Academy Award-winning film by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard with music by Paddy Cunneen. The new stage adaptation is one of five plays to appear on STNJ's Main Stage in 2017 and will be accompanied with works by Moliere, Shakespeare and Joe Orton.  (more...)

Sheridan Smith Reprises Her Smash-Hit Performance As Fanny Brice Across The UK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Following critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, Sheridan Smith will reprise her highly praised performance of Fanny Brice at selected venues for the UK tour of Funny Girl - she is set to perform in Manchester, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Bradford, Southend, Cardiff and Dublin. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions Announces Cast and Creative Team for NORTHSIDE HOLLOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Amphibian Stage Productions announces the cast and creative team for its first main stage play of the 2017 season, Northside Hollow by Jonathan Fielding and Brenda Withers. Starring Jim Jorgensen and Jordan Sobel, the play runs Friday, February 10 through Sunday, March 5 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions. Supporting artists include Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso and Jake Nice.  (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Take the Stage in 80's Fashion at Trinity Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

One of William Shakespeare's most produced plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream, takes the stage at Trinity Repertory Company and continues the 53rd season, Ghosts of the Past, Dreams of the Future from February 9 - March 24, 2017 in the Chace Theater. (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...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2016
by - Dec 31, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Dean College to Stage A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM This February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform A Midsummer Night's Dream, beginning Wednesday, February 22, 2017 through Sunday, February 26, 2017. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak's Island-Set COMEDY OF ERRORS Finds Full Cast, Creative Team at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the creative team and cast - a lively ensemble of actors, singers, dancers, musicians and acrobats - for William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, a musical extravaganza directed by Tresnjak and choreographed by Peggy Hickey. The show plays January 12 to February 12. (more...)

St. Louis Actors' Studio's Acclaimed LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL of One-Act Plays Comes to 59E59 Theaters for its Second Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the return of St. Louis Actors' Studio with their acclaimed LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, an evening of one-act plays featuring the NYC premieres of short plays by Neil LaBute, Gabe McKinley, Cary Pepper, andAdam Seidel. Directed by Kel Haney, Michael Hogan, and John Pierson, the LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL begins performances on Friday, January 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 5.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members).  To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.  (more...)

The Arc Theatre Presents STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The Arc Theatre is pleased to present Robert Harling's popular American classic STEEL MAGNOLIAS, directed by Artistic Director Mark Boergers*, playing January 19 - February 12, 2017 at Red Curtain Theater at the First Congregational Church House, 1417 Hinman Ave. in Evanston. Tickets are currently available at arctheatrechicago.org. The press opening is Friday, January 20 at 7:30 pm.   (more...)

Long Beach Opera Stages Henry Purcell's THE FAIRY QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Long Beach Opera (LBO) opens its 2017 season on January 22 and 28, 2017 with Henry Purcell's 1692 The Fairy Queen, a re-telling of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The California-based performance troupe Culture Clash and LBO's Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek put their spin on this immortal tale. The Fairy Queen will be performed at the Beverly O'Neill Theater, 300 E. Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach CA. 90802. (more...)

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