Royal & Derngate Sets Made in Northampton Spring/Summer 2016 SeasonRoyal & Derngate Sets Made in Northampton Spring/Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

James Dacre, Artistic Director of Royal & Derngate today announced the Spring and Summer programme for Made in Northampton 2016 in his third year at the Northampton venue. (more...)

Exclusive: James Dacre Talks About New Royal and Derngate 'Made In Northampton' Season!Exclusive: James Dacre Talks About New Royal and Derngate 'Made In Northampton' Season!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

James Dacre, Artistic Director of Royal & Derngate, today announced the Spring and Summer programme for Made in Northampton 2016 in his third year at the Northampton venue - and spoke to BWW:UK about the line-up. (more...)

Ken Page Talks SUBLIME INTIMACY at Kranzberg Arts CenterKen Page Talks SUBLIME INTIMACY at Kranzberg Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2015

Max & Louie Productions in association with Ken Page, announces the casting of the World Premiere production of Ken Page's Sublime Intimacy. Page recently sat down to discuss the show on St. Louis Public Radio- listen to the full interview below! (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This SummerNorth Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. (more...)

European Premiere of LAST OF THE BOYS by Steven Dietz Comes to Southwark PlayhouseEuropean Premiere of LAST OF THE BOYS by Steven Dietz Comes to Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Sarah Stribley Productions and Anna Haigh Productions in association with Alchemist Theatricals present the European premiere of LAST OF THE BOYS by Steven Dietz. Directed by John Haidar and designed by Max Dorey with lighting design by Christopher Nairne and sound design by Max Perryment, the production plays Southwark Playhouse Wednesday 11 May - Saturday 4 June 2016. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company to Close Out 2015-16 Season with JULIUS CAESAR & ANTONY AND CLEOPATRACincinnati Shakespeare Company to Close Out 2015-16 Season with JULIUS CAESAR & ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company concludes its 2015-2016 season with a two-part theatrical event, pairing Shakespeare's Roman plays 'Julius Caesar' (April 8- May 7) and 'Antony and Cleopatra' (May 13- June 4) back to back. Artistic Associate Sara Clark directs 'Julius Caesar' and Producing Artistic Director Brian Isaac Phillips directs 'Antony and Cleopatra'. These productions feature Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members including Jim Hopkins as Julius Caesar, Nick Rose as Marc Antony, and introducing Chantal Jean-Pierre as Cleopatra. Sponsors for 'Julius Caesar' are Messer, Thompson Hine, and Matson Money. Sponsors for 'Antony and Cleopatra' are Barnes Dennig, Taft, and GBBN. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Returns to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES, Opening TonightPhylicia Rashad Returns to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

The Public Theater presents the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by TarellAlvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES officially opens tonight, March 28, in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, 2016. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Returns to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES, Beginning TonightPhylicia Rashad Returns to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The Public Theater presents the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by TarellAlvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES begins previews tonight, March 17, in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Extends THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE Through March 26Rubicon Theatre Extends THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE Through March 26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that its critically acclaimed American premiere of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE by Jethro Compton, adapted from the short story by Dorothy M. Johnson that also inspired the legendary John Ford 1962 film, will extend through Saturday, March 26 at the Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura. THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE is a classic tale of love, honor, ambition and revenge set against the backdrop of the American West. (more...)

Full Cast Set for English Touring Theatre & York Theatre Royal's BRIDESHEAD REVISITEDFull Cast Set for English Touring Theatre & York Theatre Royal's BRIDESHEAD REVISITED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The full cast is announced today for the first ever large-scale stage production of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel Brideshead Revisited, adapted by Bryony Lavery, touring this spring and summer in the 50th anniversary year of Waugh's death. (more...)

Theatre's Favorite Duo Returns! Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart to Bring NO MAN'S LAND to London This AutumnTheatre's Favorite Duo Returns! Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart to Bring NO MAN'S LAND to London This Autumn
by Jessica Khan - Mar 10, 2016

Theatre vets and best buds Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are bringing Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND, in which they recently starred on Broadway, to Wyndham's Theatre this autumn! (more...)

Full Cast, Dates, Events Set for David Tennant-Led 'KING AND COUNTRY' at BAMFull Cast, Dates, Events Set for David Tennant-Led 'KING AND COUNTRY' at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

In a major theatrical event marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, BAM, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Ohio State University present the US Premiere of Shakespeare's History plays in KING AND COUNTRY: SHAKESPEARE'S GREAT CYCLE OF KINGS. Following performances at the Barbican, and in China in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, the plays are directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and performed in repertory at the BAM Harvey Theater from Mar 24 through May 1, 2016. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Stage THE HUNCHBACK OF SEVILLETrinity Rep to Stage THE HUNCHBACK OF SEVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

?Trinity Rep continues Season 52 Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers with Charise Castro Smith's dark comedy, The Hunchback of Seville, directed by Taibi Magar (A Christmas Carol 2014). Performances run February 4 through March 6, 2016. Tickets are on sale now and by phone at (401) 351-4242, online at www.trinityrep.com, or in person at the theater's box office at 201 Washington Street, Providence. (more...)

Randy Harrison and Andrea Goss to Lead CABARET at Segerstrom Center This SummerRandy Harrison and Andrea Goss to Lead CABARET at Segerstrom Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

CABARET, the musical masterpiece, returns direct from Broadway! (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co.'s New Works Reading Series Continues with IAMBIC LABIndependent Shakespeare Co.'s New Works Reading Series Continues with IAMBIC LAB
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival and recipients of the 2015 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in theater, announce the debut of a new works reading series, iambic lab, presented Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13 at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 14 at 2pm at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome James Shapiro & Jeffrey Lyons This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Welcome James Shapiro & Jeffrey Lyons This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

An all-new episode of THEATER TALK features portraits of times and personalities - William Shakespeare in the year 1606, and New York nightlife newspaper columnist Leonard Lyons in the 40-year period between 1934 and 1974. (more...)

London Classic Theatre to Launch New Tour of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTYLondon Classic Theatre to Launch New Tour of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Following successful tours of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 2015, today London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot announces a new production of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party. Cabot directs a cast including Jonathan Ashley (Goldberg), Gareth Bennett-Ryan (Stanley), Cheryl Kennedy (Meg), Ged McKenna (Petey), Declan Rodgers (McCann) and Imogen Wilde (Lulu). The production tours to 37 venues around the UK this spring/summer, starting at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham on 17 February. (more...)

Acorn Productions Expands First Friday Naked ShakespeareAcorn Productions Expands First Friday Naked Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Naked Shakespeare, Acorn Productions' performance series dedicated to presenting the works of the Bard in accessible ways for contemporary audiences, expands their popular series of First Friday performances next month with three performances of 'Cupid's Arrow,' a compilation of the stories of five Shakespearean romances. (more...)

Eric Tucker to Direct NYC Premiere of DEAD DOG PARK at 59E59 TheatersEric Tucker to Direct NYC Premiere of DEAD DOG PARK at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

59E59 Theaters will welcome the NYC premiere of DEAD DOG PARK, written by Barry Malawer and directed by Eric Tucker. Produced by Boz and the Bard Productions, Inc. & Bedlam, DEAD DOG PARK begins performances on Thursday, February 11 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6.  Press opening is Sunday, February 28 at 7:15 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM & 7:15 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...)

Southwark Playhouse Sets Full All-Female 'CYRANO' CastSouthwark Playhouse Sets Full All-Female 'CYRANO' Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Lauren Brown and Chloe Courtney today announce the full cast for Russell Bolam's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Kathryn Hunter plays the title role of Cyrano and is joined by Sabrina Bartlett as Roxane, Ellie Kendrick as Christian and by Holly Burn, Tina Chiang, Penelope Dimond, Tamzin Griffin and Kiran Sonia Sawar. The production opens on 22 February at Southwark Playhouse, with previews from 18 February, and runs until 19 March. (more...)

Up The Road Theatre and the Unity Theatre to Launch New Shakespeare TourUp The Road Theatre and the Unity Theatre to Launch New Shakespeare Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Up The Road Theatre and the Unity Theatre are excited to announce their new 2016 tour; Bardolph's Box, a small-scale Shakespeare inspired production for 8-12 year olds, celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare's work. The 5-week tour will begin at Unity Theatre, Liverpool on Tuesday 1st March then continues to visit schools, libraries and theatres across the England's North West and South East, ending in The Citadel Arts Centre, St Helens on Sunday 3rd April. (more...)

Michael Pennington to Lead New KING LEAR UK TourMichael Pennington to Lead New KING LEAR UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) has announced that a major new production of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, King Lear, will embark on a UK tour to nine regional venues from April to July in association with the Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton.  (more...)

National Theatre Announces 2016 Productions - Andrew Garfield Stars in ANGELS IN AMERICA, James McArdle in YOUNG CHEKHOV, WAR HORSE Tour and More!National Theatre Announces 2016 Productions - Andrew Garfield Stars in ANGELS IN AMERICA, James McArdle in YOUNG CHEKHOV, WAR HORSE Tour and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

New work by Lee Hall, David Hare, Bryony Kimmings, Lucy Kirkwood, Nina Raine, Gillian Slovo and Alexander Zeldin, and contemporary revivals of two of the NT's most celebrated 20th century premieres - Amadeus and Angels in America - are among the forthcoming productions at the National Theatre announced today by Rufus Norris. (more...)

Robert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia RashadRobert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia Rashad
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES begins previews on Tuesday, March 15 in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALOGulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)


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WEST SIDE STORY to Launch Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 28th Season; Lineup Announced!WEST SIDE STORY to Launch Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 28th Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Artistic Director Jim Helsinger and Managing Director PJ Albert have announced the 10 productions that will comprise Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF's upcoming 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Up The Road and Unity Theatres to Launch BARDOLPH'S BOX TourUp The Road and Unity Theatres to Launch BARDOLPH'S BOX Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Up The Road Theatre and the Unity Theatre are excited to announce their new 2016 tour; BARDOLPH'S BOX, a small-scale, Shakespeare-inspired production for 8-to-12-year-olds, celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare's work. (more...)

The Old Globe Announces Over 50 Events to Celebrate Tour of Shakespeare's First FolioThe Old Globe Announces Over 50 Events to Celebrate Tour of Shakespeare's First Folio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

The Old Globe and the San Diego Public Library were selected last year to co-host the only stop in California for FIRST FOLIO! THE BOOK THAT GAVE US SHAKESPEARE, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, a national traveling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre to Stage U.S. Debut of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCERubicon Theatre to Stage U.S. Debut of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company's 2015-2016 season continues with the American premiere of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE by Jethro Compton. Adapted from the short story by Dorothy M. Johnson that also inspired the legendary John Ford 1962 film, THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE is a classic tale of love, honor, ambition and revenge set against the backdrop of the American West. (more...)

DEAD DOG PARK Shifts Opening at 59E59 to Next WednesdayDEAD DOG PARK Shifts Opening at 59E59 to Next Wednesday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

59E59 Theaters will welcome the NYC premiere of DEAD DOG PARK, written by Barry Malawer and directed by Eric Tucker. Produced by Boz and the Bard Productions, Inc., Sola Lupa Productions, LLC and Sharon Perl, in association with Bedlam, DEAD DOG PARK begins performances on Thursday, February 11 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6.  Press opening is Wednesday, February 24 at 7:15 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM & 7:15 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...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Return to Original Home at Berkeley Castle This SummerA MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Return to Original Home at Berkeley Castle This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Today 19th February 2016 marks the 420th anniversary of the wedding between Lord Thomas Berkeley and Elizabeth Carey - the wedding for which William Shakespeare wrote one of the most successful plays in theatre history - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. The play was performed for the very first time at the wedding, and in July 2016 will return to Berkeley Castle for what will be a history-making production of this play. (more...)

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Announces A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM CastShakespeare Festival St. Louis Announces A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Cast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

? Renowned New York actress and Olivier nominee Nancy Anderson will play the role of Titania in Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, June 3-26, at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park.  This marks the company's 16th season of free, outdoor, professional theatre in the park.  Preview performances are scheduled June 1-2.  Performances run nightly, except Tuesdays, and begin at 8 p.m.  (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/28/2015 - GOTTA DANCE Opens in Chicago!WAKE UP with BWW 12/28/2015 - GOTTA DANCE Opens in Chicago!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 28, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: GOTTA DANCE opens in the Windy City and Linda Lavin returns to Broadway! (more...)

James Vincent Meredith to Star in OTHELLO at Chicago Shakespeare; Cast Announced!James Vincent Meredith to Star in OTHELLO at Chicago Shakespeare; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the full cast and creative team for Shakespeare's intimate tragedy of heartbreak and revenge, OTHELLO. (more...)

Skylight Theatre Company to Present the World Premiere of FOREVER HOUSESkylight Theatre Company to Present the World Premiere of FOREVER HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Skylight Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of FOREVER HOUSE Written by Tony Abatemarco and Directed by Elizabeth Swain Opening Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 8pm reception to follow 8:30pm Fridays, 8pm Saturdays, and 3pm Sundays through Feb 28, 2016 The Skylight Theatre is located at 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, LA, 90027 (more...)

Full Cast Set for Arena Stage's D.C. Premiere of THE CITY OF CONVERSATIONFull Cast Set for Arena Stage's D.C. Premiere of THE CITY OF CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Anthony Giardina's Off-Broadway smash hit THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, about a Georgetown political hostess, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Following his direction of the 2014 world premiere at Lincoln Center Theater, Tony Award winner Doug Hughes returns to direct this political drama spanning three decades, from Carter's presidency through the Reagan era and ending with Obama's inauguration. THE CITY OF CONVERSATION runs January 29-March 6, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

They're Here! Meet the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayThey're Here! Meet the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 10, 2015

The new Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE opens tonight, December 10, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Christine Lahti, Jason Ritter and Georgia King to Star in THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at The WallisChristine Lahti, Jason Ritter and Georgia King to Star in THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The divisive world of Washington D.C. politics moves to center stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts when Anthony Giardina's searing political comic drama THE CITY OF CONVERSATION opens for a limited run in May. (more...)

Owen Teale Will Explore NO MAN'S LAND Opposite Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart in LondonOwen Teale Will Explore NO MAN'S LAND Opposite Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart in London
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 7, 2016

Tony-winning actor Owen Teale will venture into Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND opposite Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart this Autumn, according to The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye. The GAME OF THRONES actor will take on the role of Briggs. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESARPhoto Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company concludes its 2015-2016 season with a two-part theatrical event, pairing Shakespeare's Roman plays JULIUS CAESAR (tomorrow, April 8, through May 7) and Antony and Cleopatra (May 13- June 4) back to back. BroadwayWorld has a first look at JULIUS CAESAR onstage below! (more...)

Jack Laskey, Geraldine James & More to Star in LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA at Hampstead TheatreJack Laskey, Geraldine James & More to Star in LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Howard Brenton's Lawrence after Arabia, commissioned to mark the centenary of the start of the Arab revolt, which previews from 28 April. Directed by John Dove, the full cast features Sam Alexander, William Chubb, Geraldine James, Khalid Laith, Jack Laskey, Rosalind March and Jeff Rawle. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Theatre Royal Plymouth's MONSTER RAVING LOONYFull Cast Announced for Theatre Royal Plymouth's MONSTER RAVING LOONY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Simon Stokes, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Plymouth, today announces full cast for the London run of Monster Raving Loony. Samuel James reprises his role as Screaming Lord Sutch, alongside original cast members including Joseph Alessi, Joanna Brookes, Jack Brown, and composer/musician Tom Attwood and they are joined by Vivienne Acheampong who completes the cast for the London run. Set & Costume Design is by Bob Bailey with lighting design by Chahine Yavroyan, audio visual design by Duncan McLean and sound design by Gregory Clarke.  Guest Director is Cal McCrystal (with a trademark bravura farce contribution). (more...)

THEATER TALK to Commemorate 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death This WeekTHEATER TALK to Commemorate 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death This Week
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro returns to THEATER TALK for a timely Shakespeare 400th Death-Day Anniversary Special, culled from two previous Shapiro appearances on the series and merged to celebrate Shakespeare's 452nd birthday next week and acknowledge the 400th anniversary of his death on April 23, 1616. Shapiro discusses two of his books in separate segments, Shakespeare in America – An Anthology from the Revolution to Now (with Shapiro as Editor, published by the Library of America) and The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 (published by Simon and Schuster). (more...)

Ellie Nunn To Make Shakespeare Debut in the West End on Tuesday in TWELFTH NIGHTEllie Nunn To Make Shakespeare Debut in the West End on Tuesday in TWELFTH NIGHT
by Louisa Brady - Apr 2, 2016

Ellie Nunn, the daughter of the legendary Shakespearean director Sir Trevor Nunn and Imogen Stubbs, makes her Shakespeare debut this Tuesday 5th April as Viola in Grassroots Shakespeare London's production of Twelfth Night. Sir Trevor memorably directed Imogen Stubbs as Viola in the 1996 film of 'Twelfth Night'. The play also stars John Pickard as Sir Toby Belch and Tamaryn Payne as Olivia. (more...)

Theatre Royal Plymouth Presents MONSTER RAVING LOONY, May 17Theatre Royal Plymouth Presents MONSTER RAVING LOONY, May 17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

With its UK premiere earlier this year at The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth's fast-paced, hilarious and (slightly) bonkers Monster Raving Loony brings its party fun and punkish anarchy to Soho Theatre next month.  Opening on 17 May,Monster Raving Loony by James Graham will preview from 14 May, and run until 18 June. (more...)

Zoe Tapper, Todd Boyce & More to Star in LAST OF THE BOYS at Southwark PlayhouseZoe Tapper, Todd Boyce & More to Star in LAST OF THE BOYS at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Sarah Stribley Productions and Anna Haigh Productions in association with Alchemist Theatricals present the European premiere of LAST OF THE BOYS by Steven Dietz. Directed by John Haidar, the production will run  11 May - Saturday 4 June 2016 with a press night on  Friday, 13 May 2016 at 8pm. (more...)

HEAD OF PASSES, Starring Phylicia Rashad, Extends Again at the PublicHEAD OF PASSES, Starring Phylicia Rashad, Extends Again at the Public
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced an additional one-week extension today for the New York premiere of Head of Passes, part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season. (more...)

McCarter Theatre to End 2015-16 Season with World Premiere of ALL THE DAYSMcCarter Theatre to End 2015-16 Season with World Premiere of ALL THE DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

If it's not one thing, it's your mother. McCarter Theatre Center is proud to present the World Premiere of Sharyn Rothstein's ALL THE DAYS, a blend of drama and comedy about the hectic history among eccentric mother, her grown daughter, and extended family. (more...)

KING JOHN Cast Announced at Rose Theatre KingstonKING JOHN Cast Announced at Rose Theatre Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces cast for King John. Trevor Nunn returns to the Rose to direct Jamie Ballard as King John, Howard Charles as Philip the Bastard, Lisa Dillon as Constance and Maggie Steed as Queen Eleanor. (more...)

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