Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 9/27/2015
by BWW - Sep 27, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/27/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Nimbus Dance Works to Host 2015 Gala in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Last year the School of Nimbus Dance Works gave over $30,000 in scholarship funds to Jersey City youth, to ensure access to high quality dance training, regardless of financial situation. Nimbus' youth programs broaden young peoples' horizons and enrich the community with world-class arts. While remaining true to the company's community mission, up to now, scholarship money has come from the company's general operating budget. The 2015 Gala raises funds to offset the expense of the scholarship program, ensuring that this program, and Nimbus Dance Works are sustainable for the long term benefit of Jersey City. (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs to Stage Two Shakespeare Favorites
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs open their season with two of Shakespeare's legendary and most lasting works.  The Tempest, under the direction of Kyle Vincent Terry ('16), opens October 8 and Romeo and Juliet, directed by Ashley Teague ('17) opens October 22, 2015. (more...)

CSC Extends Anne Washburn's IPHIGENIA IN AULIS Translation Into October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, has announced that its production of IPHIGENIA IN AULIS, acclaimed playwright Anne Washburn's (Mr. Burns, a post-electric play) transadaptation of Euripides' final play, directed by Obie Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), will extend through Sunday, October 4 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). IPHIGENIA IN AULIS features original musical by The Bengsons and choreography by Sonya Tayeh. IPHIGENIA IN AULIS is part of CSC's Greek Festival, celebrating classical Greek theater as explored by some of the downtown theatre scene's most exciting artists. (more...)

Soprano Nadine Sierra Replaces Diana Damrau in 'Lucia di Lammermoor'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2015

San Francisco Opera today announced cast changes for the Company's new production of Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, presented October 8–28, 2015, and for Mozart's The Magic Flute, presented October 20–November 20, at the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for SU Drama's 2015-16 Season, Kicking Off with KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

SU Drama's 2015/16 season features six productions, including three musicals, starting in October with the Cole Porter classic Kiss Me, Kate. Second in the season is Agamemnon, the haunting Greek classic, followed by a co-production with Syracuse Stage, Peter Pan. After winter break, the season continues with Punk Rock and the country-flavored musical The Spitfire Grill. Closing the season in May is the comedy A Flea in Her Ear. (more...)

Juliette Binoche-Led ANTIGONE Begins at the Kennedy Center This Fall; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

The cast also includes Obi Abili, Kirsty Bushell, Samuel Edward-Cook, Finbar Lynch, Patrick O'Kane, and Kathryn Pogson. (more...)

Teatro Vista to Present MY MANANA COMES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Teatro Vista presents Elizabeth Irwin's My Mañana Comes, directed by Ensemble Member Sandra Marquez, at The Richard Christiansen Theater at The Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., October 3 - November 8. Preview performances are Saturday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Opening/Press night is Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Regular performances are Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. NOTE: Thursday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. there will be a 25th Anniversary Celebration to honor Eddie Torres and Henry Godinez, founders of Teatro Vista as well as Carlos Tortolero, president and founder of the National Mexican Museum in Pilsen. Preview performances are $20, regular run weeknight and matinee performances are $25 and Saturday night performances are $30. Students and seniors (65+) with valid I.D. are $15. Discounts are also available for groups of 10 or more. Tickets may be purchased at the Victory Gardens box office at 773.871.3000 or by visiting www.teatrovista.org. For more information on My Mañana Comes and Teatro Vista, please visit www.teatrovista.org. (more...)

GLOUCESTER BLUE to Premiere at Gloucester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

Gloucester Stage proudly presents the New England Premiere of Israel Horovitz's Gloucester Blue from September 17 through October 3 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ORESTEIA, Trafalgar Studios, September 7 2015
by Laura Jones - Sep 10, 2015

Following a successful sell-out run at the Almeida earlier this year, Robert Icke's reworking of Aeschylus's Oresteia has transferred to the West End, making its home at the Trafalgar Studios. Bringing the story into the 21st century, the production portrays Agamemnon (Angus Wright) as a modern day politician working hard to win the war while trying to maintain life as a family man. (more...)

Gate Theatre Sets New Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces the Gate Theatre's new season Nuclear: A Season about the Family. The season opens with the world premiere of Nina Segal's In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises), followed by the world premiere of The Iphigenia Quartet which includes Agamemnon by Caroline Bird, Iphigenia by Suhayla El-Bushra, Clytemnestra by Lulu Raczka and Chorus by Chris Thorpe. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/04/2015
by BWW - Oct 4, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/04/2015 for Chicago (more...)

SU Drama to Stage Greek Tragedy AGAMEMNON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Fire in the night signals the return of Agamemnon from 10 long years of war in Troy. Triumphant and with a captive slave, the prophetess Cassandra, in tow, the warrior king arrives home and is welcomed by Clytemnestra, wife and mother who seethes with a vengeance born of the slaughter of their daughter Iphigenia. Revenge begets revenge; fate will be fulfilled. The first great play of Aeschylus' Oresteia trilogy, Agamemnon delivers a visceral and haunting theatrical experience. (more...)

Stratford Festival Sets Cast for 2016 North American Premiere of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

 Can a play show us the very truth and nature of the world's greatest playwright? As the Bard's legacy is celebrated around the globe in 2016 with Shakespeare 400, the boisterous new comedy Shakespeare in Love takes a glorious stab at doing just that. But with little known of Shakespeare beyond the dates of his birth and death - both April 23 - the fun is all in the imagining. (more...)

BWW Review: Electrifying ELEKTRA from Goerke, Nelsons and the Boston Symphony at Carnegie Hall
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 26, 2015

One thing you should know about Richard Strauss's ELEKTRA: When it's done right, the audience works itself into a fever pitch and—after the orchestra has played the final notes—it stands and screams its head off. I've seen this before and it happened again the other night, with sopranos Christine Goerke in the title role and Gun-Brit Barkmin as her sister Chrysothemis, in an exhilarating performance with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under its music director Andris Nelsons. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/25/2015
by BWW - Oct 25, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/25/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Juliette Binoche-Led ANTIGONE Opens at the Kennedy Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

As previously announced, the Kennedy Center will present a Barbican and Les Theatres de la Ville de Luxembourg, in association with Toneelgroep Amsterdam, production of ANTIGONE by Sophocles, in a new translation by T.S. Eliot Prize-winning poet Anne Carson from tonight, October 22, through October 25, 2015 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents AGAMEMNON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2015

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents Nicholas Rudall's world-premiere translation of Aeschylus' Agamemnon, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. Agamemnon runs November 5 - December 6, 2015 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/18/2015
by BWW - Oct 18, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/18/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/11/2015
by BWW - Oct 11, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/11/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 11/08/2015
by BWW - Nov 8, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/08/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Court Theatre Presents AGAMEMNON, Now thru 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents Nicholas Rudall's world-premiere translation of Aeschylus' Agamemnon, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. Agamemnon runs tonight, November 5 - December 6, 2015 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, November 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Heston's 'SEARCH FOR MICHAEL ROCKEFELLER' Now Available On DVD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

Agamemnon FILMS, founded by film-maker Fraser C. Heston, is pleased to announce that the award-winning documentary, THE SEARCH FOR MICHAEL ROCKEFELLER (which premiered on Netflix last February) will now be available on DVD through Strand Releasing, on November 24 th, 2015. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Pre-Sale Now Underway at Stratford Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2015

Tickets to the Stratford Festival's North American premiere of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE are now on pre-sale. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/15/2015 for Chicago (more...)

BWW Review: Quill Conquers with AN ILIAD at Buzzards Play Productions
by Kristen Morale - Nov 13, 2015

Whatever the past is, it is immortal to the person reliving it, and acknowledging the truth of this statement and thus questioning its relevance in the life of Homer's Poet is something the audience is faced with throughout An Iliad. In this beautiful one-man production, the sole man on stage offers his "immortality" to an audience of those who will listen through his tales of the Trojan War, not retelling epic battles and regurgitating facts that can be found in any history book, but conveying to his fellow listeners a story of his past. This past is one he has lived and continues to live through, boasting of and lamenting over brave men who were his friends, his enemies, his comrades in a war that he makes both he can make so simultaneously dreadful and beautiful. Not knowing for sure of his actual involvement in the events of the time, or for what reason he decides to recount and retell such events even though they cause him a considerable amount of anguish (very similar to Carraway in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby), An Iliad is just that: an epic telling of a man's past that he, presumably, must tell again and again, making his words that much more poignant as he tells of a not so distinguishable time ago. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 11/01/2015
by BWW - Nov 1, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/01/2015 for Chicago (more...)

WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT to Open at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Mark Bell, the critically-acclaimed director behind the Olivier-award winning hit The Play That Goes Wrong and the recently acclaimed The Comedy About a Bank Robbery directs the European premiere of Dave Hanson's off-Broadway comedy at St. James Theatre Studio for a four-week run this autumn (more...)

Steppenwolf Welcomes New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

? Steppenwolf Theatre Company will to welcome Sandra Marquez and Caroline Neff to its world-renowned ensemble. Both have performed in multiple shows with the company and can currently be seen on Steppenwolf's stages in Mary Page Marlowe and The Flick respectively. Marquez and Neff are the first two members added under Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. (more...)

RIOULT Dance NY to Perform at The Joyce Theater, 6/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, returns to The Joyce Theater from June 21-26, 2016 with eight performances featuring World and New York City Premieres. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at www.joyce.org.   (more...)

Court Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Court Theatre announces its 62nd season under the continuing leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert. (more...)

BWW Review: IPHIGENIE EN TAURIDE, Hackney Empire, March 5 2016
by Gary Naylor - Mar 6, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a simply staged but powerful production of Gluck's 18th century opera about the sister and brother reunited far from home who seize the opportunity to fulfil their destinies. (more...)

Ned Eisenberg Joins The Old Globe's CAMP DAVID; Hallie Foote, Khaled Nabawy & Richard Thomas to Reprise Roles
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its presentation of the Arena Stage production of Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright's thrilling new play CAMP DAVID, directed by Arena Stage's artistic director, Molly Smith. (more...)

War Vet and Actor Richard Chaves to Star in Aquila Theatre's PHILOCTETES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Aquila Theatre, one of the foremost producers of classical theater in the United States, has announced casting for its upcoming New York City production of Sophocles' PHILOCTETES. (more...)

VIDEO PROFILE: Theatre Pioneer Elizabeth Swados' Career of Musical Innovation
by Michael Dale - Jan 6, 2016

She'll be best remembered for RUNAWAYS, but Elizabeth Swados' musical contributions to theatre are varied and extensive. (more...)

L.A. Premiere of THE MOUNTAINTOP Begins in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

The Matrix Theatre Company honors Black History Month with the Los Angeles premiere of The Mountaintop, directed by Obie Award-winner Roger Guenveur Smith and starring Larry Bates and Danielle Mone Truitt. Recipient of London's 2010 Olivier Award, Katori Hall's gripping and often humorous re-imagining of events the night before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. takes on new meaning with the advent of the Black Lives Matter movement. The Mountaintop opens at the Matrix Theatre on February 6, with previews beginning January 28. (Scroll all the way down to view links to high resolution photos.) (more...)

Olivier Nominee HETTY FEATHER to Make U.S. Premiere in Florida
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Olivier Award nominated Rose Theatre Kingston production of Jacqueline Wilson's critically acclaimed Hetty Feather today announces an international transfer to the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Florida for a limited run from 2 to 26 June 2016. Currently enjoying a major UK tour, the production continues on to Chichester Festival Theatre on 27 January followed by Nottingham Theatre Royal, Oxford Playhouse, Leicester Curve, Rose Theatre Kingston, Southampton Mayflower Theatre, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Clywd Theatr Cymru, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Cardiff New Theatre completing the run at Cheltenham Everyman Theatre before travelling to Sarasota, Florida for its US premiere. (more...)

MCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

MCC Theater welcomes film and television star Robin Tunney, making her stage debut opposite Zachary Quinto in the New York premiere of Smokefall by Noah Haidle, directed by Anne Kauffman, who directed The Nether for MCC last season to great acclaim. Smokefall will play the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) with previews beginning tonight, February 4, 2016, and an opening night set for February 22. It is scheduled through March 13. (more...)

Jack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this "sure-fire, action packed hit" (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a "sensational night of theater" (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Diane Lane Honors Elizabeth Swados With New Grant For Female Arts Educators
by Michael Dale - Feb 18, 2016

The Oscar-nominated film star began her theatre career in plays with music by the pioneering composer/writer/director. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE RESTLESS HOUSE at Citizens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

The Citizens Theatre and the National Theatre of Scotland are presenting This Restless House a highly-ambitious trilogy of new plays by Zinnie Harris based on Aeschylus' The Oresteia at the Citizens Theatre from 15 April 2016. Citizens Theatre Artistic Director Dominic Hill directs this exhilarating theatrical event and contemporary take on an epic Greek tragedy which will be presented in two instalments on alternate evenings and in full on Saturdays until 14 May 2016. (more...)

Aquila Theatre to Celebrate 25th Anniversary with New Productions in New York
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Aquila Theatre, one of the foremost producers of classical theater in the United States, will celebrate its 25th Anniversary with a three-week celebration featuring productions of Romeo and Juliet, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Sophocles' Philoctetes.  (more...)

Cast Announced for East Coast Debut of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The new drama Sweat by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined; By The Way, Meet Vera Stark) comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater following a critically-acclaimed debut at Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of a co-commission between the two theaters. Hailed by The New York Times as an 'extraordinarily moving drama' that 'brims with the kind of ripe, richly imagined life associated with the work of the great August Wilson,' the play is directed by Nottage's longtime collaborator Kate Whoriskey and runs January 15-February 21, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

O'Neill's THE HAIRY APE to Play The Odyssey, 5/14-7/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Renowned British actor/writer/director Steven Berkoff will direct a rare production of Eugene O'Neill's 1922 expressionist play The Hairy Ape, opening May 14 at West L.A.'s Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Diane Lane Will Return to Broadway This Fall in Stephen Karam's Adaptation of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced Academy Award nominee Diane Lane will return to Broadway to play 'Ranevskaya' in a new production of The Cherry Orchard. Ms. Lane made her Broadway debut as a child, in the 1977 revival of The Cherry Orchard. (more...)

Hilberry Theatre's A FLEA IN HER EAR to Open This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Celebrate the spring season with a visit to Midtown Detroit's destination theatre, concluding its 53rd season with the classic farce A FLEA IN HER EAR, written by Georges Feydeau, with a new translation by acclaimed playwright David Ives. (more...)

BWW Opera Review: Met's New ELEKTRA Has the Cast and Conductor--But Where's the Catharsis?
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 26, 2016

The Met's new production of Richard Strauss's ELEKTRA is something to behold, with Vincent Huguet recreating the original by the late Patrice Chereau from France's Aix-en-Provence Festival. Starring the glorious Nina Stemme in the title role--and backed by the stellar performances of Waltraud Meier as Klytamnestra, Adrianne Pieczonka as Chrysothemis and Eric Owens as Orest--this is a cast that would be hard to better. Add to it conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen's insightful, propulsive performance with the great Met orchestra. And, yet, there was…something missing: catharsis--no burst of rapture and the urge to jump up and applaud. (more...)

Citizens Theatre Cancels This Week's Previews of 'THIS RESTLESS HOUSE' Trilogy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Due to the injury of a cast member, Citizens Theatre's preview performances of THIS RESTLESS HOUSE Part 1: Agamemnon's Return on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 April have unfortunately had to be cancelled. (more...)

Cast, Directors Announced for Gate Theatre's World Premiere of THE IPHIGENIA QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces full casting for the world premiere of The Iphigenia Quartet which includes Agamemnon, written by Caroline Bird and directed by Christopher Haydon; Chorus, written by Chris Thorpe and directed by Elayce Ismail; Iphigenia by Suhayla El-Bushra and directed by Rebecca Hill and Clytemnestra by Lulu Raczka and directed by Jennifer Tang. In Agamemnon, Andrew French plays Agamemnon, Nigel Barratt plays Menelaus, Sharon Duncan-Brewster plays Clytemnestra and Louise McMenemy plays Messenger. The cast of Agamemnon will all play Voice in Chorus. In Iphigenia and Clytemnestra, Shannon Tarbet plays Iphigenia and Maid, Susie Trayling plays Clytemnestra and Professor, Dwane Walcott plays Achilles and Soldier and Anthony Barclay plays Agamemnon and Director. The Iphigenia Quartet opens at the Gate Theatre, on 3 May, with previews from 23 April, until 21 May. Agamemnon and Clytemnestra will play in rep with Iphigenia and Chorus as part of Nuclear: A Season about the Family. (more...)

Melody Grove & More to Star in THE ILIAD at Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh is delighted to announce full casting for its epic production of the classical Greek poem, The Iliad, directed by its Artistic Director, Mark Thomson. Olivier Award nominee Melody Grove, currently nominated for 'Best Actress in a Supporting Role' for her critically acclaimed performance alongside Mark Rylance in Farinelli and the King in London's West End last winter, will perform in this lavish and visceral production that explores the basic human emotions of love, jealousy and revenge against the backdrop of the Trojan War. This will be Thomson's final production, as Artistic Director, after 13 years at Scotland's largest producing theatre. The Iliad will run from 20 April to 14 May. (more...)

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