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Kirsty Bushell, Laura Elphinstone & More to Lead RSC'S THE WHITE DEVIL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Full casting is announced for Maria Aberg's production of Webster's violent tragedy The White Devil, which continues the Royal Shakespeare Company's 'Roaring Girls' season in the Swan Theatre, revealing some of the great parts written for and about women. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. to Kick Off Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival with TWELFTH NIGHT, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

This summer, Shakespeare's delightful and romantic comedy is given a Downton Abbey-twist with elegant and sumptuous costumes and the ringing sounds of the early twentieth-century music hall as Independent Shakespeare Co. presents Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT or What You Will, directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Artistic Director Melissa Chalsma. (more...)

Kentucky Shakespeare Offers Free Outdoor Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2014

Kentucky Shakespeare celebrates its 54th summer season of free featuring eight productions over 10 weeks totaling 56 performances. This is the oldest fhttp://kyshakespeare.comree Shakespeare festival in the United States. Kentucky Shakespeare is also the largest, in-school education provider in the Commonwealth. (more...)

Sedos Presents GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR as Part of Summer Festival, 7/15-18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2014

In a snappy one-hour edit of Government Inspector, Sedos brings a stylistic 70s twist to Gogol's biting satire about greed, corruption and the pursuit of status. (more...)

Marin Shakespeare Company Celebrates its 25th Silver Season with AS YOU LIKE IT, 7/5-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2014

Marin Shakespeare kicks off its 25th Silver Season with a classic production of 'As You Like It,' Shakespeare's exuberant comedy set in the Forest of Arden. After being wrongfully forced into exile, Rosalind disguises herself as a man in this timeless, gender-bending romantic comedy. Featuring Elena Wright as Rosalind and Teddy Spencer as Orlando. (more...)

Meet the Cast of Arden's RICHARD III, 6/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2014

Meet our King Richard - first on stage in Arden at age 14, now 9 years later he leads the cast of our Richard II production, which opens June 12 and runs 3 weekends to June 28. (more...)

Summer Stages: Top Theatre Picks for Nashville
by Cara Richardson - Jun 6, 2014

Summer is already in full swing in the South. Back yard cookouts and swimming pools, summer camps and vacations are happening everywhere you look. I often find theatre slightly more difficult to find during the summer, so I've done a little research to help you find a good show when you need one. Cause after all, sometimes a nice air conditioned theatre is just the place to be on a humid summer day in Tennessee. (more...)

Playwrights Foundation to Host 37th Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 7/1827
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

The Playwrights Foundation's 37th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) will take place July 18-27, 2014 at the Thick House Theater in San Francisco. (more...)

Tracie Thoms & John Hawkes to Star in David Auburn's LOST LAKE at MTC; Performances Begin 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have announced casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming world premiere of LOST LAKE, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. The play will feature Oscar nominee John Hawkes (The Sessions, Winter's Bone) and Tracie Thoms (Rent, "Cold Case"). (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/30/14 - Jimmy Awards, New 'Roxie', Shakespeare in America, Sing for Pride and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 30, 2014

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: CHICAGO gets a new Roxie, the Jimmys are tonight, go UP CLOSE with SUBMISSIONS ONLY, and talk Shakespeare will celebs at the Delacorte! (more...)

Theater at Monmouth Presents Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, 7/10-8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

William Shakespeare's pastoral comedy, As You Like It, opens at Theater at Monmouth on Friday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. Set in the 1940s, As You Like It explores the ups and downs of love and courtship. Filled with mistaken identities and misplaced devotion, As You Like It lampoons the often puzzling, yet utterly gratifying, labor of love. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. Presents TWELFTH NIGHT OR WHAT YOU WILL, Now Through 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

This summer, Shakespeare's delightful and romantic comedy is given a Downton Abbey-twist with elegant and sumptuous costumes and the ringing sounds of the early twentieth-century music hall as Independent Shakespeare Co. presents Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT or What You Will, directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Artistic Director Melissa Chalsma. (more...)

Photo Flash: More Photos from Bay Street Theater's TRAVESTIES Released, Now Through 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce that the Tony award-winning comedy TRAVESTIES, by Tom Stoppard, is now on stage through July 20. The production is directed by Gregory Boyd. Tickets can be purchased online now at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500, 11 am to Showtime. For more information about Bay Street Theater log on to www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe to Bring HAMLET to Folger Theatre, July 25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The London-based Shakespeare's Globe will bring their global touring production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet to Folger Theatre for three performances only on July 25 and 26, 2014, making it the only east coast stop for the company in the United States. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, the production is a fresh, pared-down version of the classic tragedy of deferred revenge. (more...)

Greta Scacchi to Return to Perth in Black Swan Theatre's THE SEAGULL, Aug 9-31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Black Swan State Theatre Company will present one of the modern era's greatest plays, Anton Chekhov's The Seagull (in a new adaptation by Hilary Bell, by arrangement with the State Theatre Company of South Australia). Playing at Heath Ledger Theatre in the State Theatre Centre of WA from Saturday 9 to Sunday 31 August. (more...)

Nikolai Foster Appointed Artistic Director At The Curve!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Curve today announces the appointment of Nikolai Foster as the company's new Artistic Director. Foster takes up the position in January 2015, succeeding Paul Kerryson who steps down as Artistic Director at the end of this year, after 22 years in post. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Dan Stevens Stars in New Thriller THE GUEST
by Movies News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Picturehouse has debuted a teaser trailer for director Adam Wingard's THE GUEST, starring Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Leland Orser, Lance Reddick, Chase Williamson and Brendan Meyer. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Announces Casting for 'PENSACOLA', THE MOUSETRAP, and WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces casting for the first three productions of the 40th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Harlem Summer Shakespeare to Celebrate 10th Season with ROMEO AND JULIET, Beg. 7/23 at Riverbank State Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The critically acclaimed HARLEM SUMMER SHAKRESPEARE will present its 10th season of FREE SHAKESPEARE in Riverbank State Park with ROMEO AND JULIET beginning July 23rd and continuing through August 17th, 2014, with the official opening on July 24th at 8 pm. The company will again perform in the Riverside Amphitheatre in Riverbank State Park, Riverside Drive at 145th Street, overlooking the Hudson River. Performances are Wednesdays through Sundays at 8 PM. (more...)

DUNSINANE to Replace ENRICO IV in Shakespeare Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company announces the addition of David Greig's Dunsinane from the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company to its upcoming 2014-2015 Season. This international production, which has toured Scotland, the U.K., Russia and China, will replace the previously announced production of Enrico IV, slated for spring 2015. (more...)

Jack Mikesell and Christina Elmore to Star in SCLA's ROMEO AND JULIET, 7/8-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA), under the artistic direction of Ben Donenberg, returns to the Japanese Garden at the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare Campus for the third consecutive summer, with a Los Angeles-centric summer production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet -- directed by Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre alum Kenn Sabberton -- for seventeen performances only, July 8 to 26 (press opening July 13). (more...)

The Print Room Moves To New Home, The Coronet, Notting Hill
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Artistic Director Anda Winters today announces that The Print Room will move to a new, permanent home in the stunning former Victorian playhouse - The Coronet, Notting Hill. This major development will enable the company to considerably expand its diverse programming and will open up the iconic building to the community. (more...)


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BWW Reviews: CSC's AS YOU LIKE IT - You'll Like It Like That
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jun 21, 2014

It's often been observed of Shakespeare that his plays don't tell you what he thinks about most subjects. But it is hard to doubt that he believed in romantic love, that mad, intoxicating, all-encompassing feeling that inspires courtship and marriage. Many of his comedies are essentially love delivery vehicles, giddy confections that give the audience an extraordinarily broad license just to roll in the bliss of it. I think especially of Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. But the most love-mad of all is surely As You Like It. And thankfully, that love-mad champagne feeling is served up nearly full-force in the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's latest rendering of the play. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GA Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT is a Delightful Shakespearean Cartoon
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 20, 2014

To borrow a phrase from a less-comedic Bard classic, Georgia Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE is "a hit, a palpable hit." As has come to be expected, Courtney Patterson is exceedingly captivating as Rosalind, the show's female (and male) lead. The Suzi Bass Award winner leads this fantastic ensemble through a marvelously musical take on this story of betrayal, love-at-first-sight, and cross-dressing. With much discussion lately about women in theatre, it was exciting that Georgia Shakespeare chose a show that not only features strong female characters driving the story, but also to include women in central supporting roles that otherwise could have been portrayed by men. (more...)

Canadian Stage's Matthew Jocelyn Directs REQUIEM in Buenos Aires to Critical Acclaim
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

At the close of the 2013/2014 theatre season, Canadian Stage Artistic & General Director Matthew Jocelyn spent a month in Buenos Aires helming Requiem, a major opera project currently on stage at the world renowned Teatro Colon. The production, for which Jocelyn also penned the libretto, opened on June 10 to great critical acclaim, garnering accolades from reviewers, audiences and opera critics across the country. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Extended Through the Holidays, Now Through Jan 4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Million Dollar Quartet, the longest-running Broadway musical production in Chicago's history, has been extended through January 4, 2015. With over 2,000 performances and nearly 6 smash years in Chicago, the Tony Award-winning rock 'n' roll musical holds the record for the longest-running Broadway musical in Chicago. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 20, 2014, at 10:00am. (more...)

Virginia Rep's THE CHARITABLE SISTERHOOD OF THE SECOND TRINITY VICTORY CHURCH Opens 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church on July 18 at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. The world premiere production runs through Sunday, August 24. This hilarious and heart-warming comedy by award-winning Richmond playwright, Bo Wilson, follows the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood who won't let flooded roads and washed out bridges keep them from fulfilling their sworn mission. (more...)

Santa Cruz Shakespeare's Inaugural Summer Season Begins July 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The newly formed Santa Cruz Shakespeare is proud to present its inaugural summer repertory season starting with previews on July 1 and playing through August 10, in the Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Tickets are available online at www.santacruztickets.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AS YOU LIKE IT - You Will Love It
by Teresa Rodrick - Jun 16, 2014

I have seen a few different versions of As You Like It over the years. I think when watching Shakespeare it's gets easier and more enjoyable each time you see it, since you understand what is happening. However, I think this production does such a good job of telling the story through the actions they chose to go along with the dialogue, that someone who knew nothing about the story could tell you what it was about. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Strange Sun's HOT SEASON, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Strange Sun Theater presents the world-premiere new play HOT SEASON by Evan Mueller (Strange Sun Co-Founder and Artistic Director), directed by Kevin J. Kittle (IN GOD'S HAT) with preview performances beginning tonight, June 13th prior to an official press opening of June 16th at The Black Box at The Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street) in Manhattan. Check out a first look below! (more...)

The Royal Court Theatre Announces Full Casting for THE NETHER, Jul 17-Aug 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The full casting has been announced for Royal Court Theatre and Headlong co-production of The Nether by Jennifer Haley. (more...)

Grant Turner Named New Co-Artistic Director of Portland Shakespeare Project
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Portland Shakespeare Project (PSP) has announced that Grant Turner, former Artistic Director of Northwest Classical Theatre Company (NWCTC), is joining the company as Co-Artistic Director. Turner will share responsibility for the overall artistic direction of PSP with Founding Artistic Director Michael Mendelson. (more...)

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR to Open 7/12 at First Folio Theatre's Outdoor Main Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

First Folio Theatre, presents Shakespeare's classic comedy THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR on its outdoor main stage situated on the scenic slopes of the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate. THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR previews July 9, opens Saturday, July 12 at 8:15 p.m., and runs through August 10, 2014. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy First Folio Theatre's annual 'Shakespeare under the Stars' production, directed by Jeff Award nominee Nick Sandys. (more...)

WGN's Judy Markey Tells LA VIE EN PURPLE at Short Story Theatre, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

WGN's Judy Markey is returning to Short Story Theatre for a June 25th storytelling event. Short Story Theatre presents an evening of storytelling at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 25, at Cellar Gate Wine Bar, 524 Sheridan Road in Highwood. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83), presents Shakespeare's classic comedy THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR on its outdoor main stage situated on the scenic slopes of the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate. THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR opens Saturday, July 12 at 8:15 p.m., and runs through August 10, 2014. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy First Folio Theatre's annual 'Shakespeare under the Stars' production, directed by Jeff Award nominee Nick Sandys. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Portland Shakespeare Project's THE TEMPEST, with Linda Alper, Matt Kerrigan & Mike Dunay
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Portland, OR - June 16, 2014. With William Shakespeare's farewell masterpiece, The Tempest, Portland Shakespeare Project will entertain summer audiences with some of the world's most glorious poetry in this production directed by Michael Mendelson. A staged reading of The Admirable Crichton by J.M. Barrie will serve as a delightful three-day theatrical complement, directed by Jon Kretzu. Both shows will be performed on the Alder Stage at Artists Repertory Theatre. Tickets are on sale through Artists Rep's Box Office. Performances of The Tempest are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Performances of The Admirable Crichton are Tuesday, July 22 and 29 at 7:30pm and Sunday, August 3 at 7:30pm. Full schedule, tickets link and more information atwww.portlandshakes.org. (more...)

URINETOWN, AS YOU LIKE IT, 21 & More Set for Point Park's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company will produce five works, including the world premiere of a new musical about the life of the legendary Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente, in the 2014-2015 season. (more...)

Hangar Theatre Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 7/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

Continuing its 40th Mainstage Season, the Hangar Theatre's artistic director Jen Waldman will direct, Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, July 10 until July 26, 2014. This hilarious musical, based off of the 1960 movie, is cosmic fun for the whole family. With toe tapping tunes and a carnivorous alien planet, this show is sure to entertain. Join the cast, crew, and Hangar staff on opening night, Friday, July 11 at 8pm at the Hangar Theatre, as they continue to celebrate their 40th Anniversary of the Mainstage Season. The Hangar Theatre is located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850 near Cass Park. (more...)

Lee Wilkof, Bobby Moreno and More Set for Playwrights Horizons' BOOTYCANDY and GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Playwrights Horizons has announced initial casting for its upcoming 2014/2015 Season. The announcement includes casting for the first two shows of the season: initial casting for BOOTYCANDY, the New York premiere of a new play written and directed by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara (In the Continuum, Antebellum, Insurrection: Holding History); and initial casting for GRAND CONCOURSE, the World Premiere of a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature), directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion). (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Announces Season's Final Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Windy City Playhouse is proud to announce and welcome to the team our premiere season's fourth and final director: Jessica Thebus! (more...)

Cast Announced for Noel Coward's THIS WAS A MAN at Finborough Theatre from July 15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Banned by the Lord Chamberlain for its facetious and irreverent treatment of adultery, This Was A Man, a previously unseen play by Noel Coward, directed by actress Belinda Lang, opens for its long overdue UK professional premiere in a strictly limited three week season at the Finborough Theatre on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 17 July 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions Announces Opening of THE NOSEMAKER'S APPRENTICE, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Amphibian Stage Productions opens its third main stage production of the 2014 season, The Nosemaker's Apprentice: Chronicles of a Medieval Plastic Surgeon by Nick Jones and Rachel Shukert, July 10, kicking off a five-week run of the play. Jay Duffer, John Forkner, Alexandra Lawrence, Brandon Murphy and Scott Zenreich star in this infectious comedy running Thursday, July 10 through Sunday, August 10 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions (more...)

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Previews July 9 at First Folio Theatre's Outdoor Main Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83), presents Shakespeare's classic comedy THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR on its outdoor main stage situated on the scenic slopes of the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate. THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR previews July 9, opens Saturday, July 12 at 8:15 p.m., and runs through August 10, 2014. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy First Folio Theatre's annual "Shakespeare under the Stars" production, directed by Jeff Award nominee Nick Sandys. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from First Folio Theatre's THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2014

First Folio Theatre presents Shakespeare's classic comedy THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR on its outdoor main stage situated on the scenic slopes of the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate. THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR opens Saturday, July 12 at 8:15 p.m., and runs through August 10, 2014. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy First Folio Theatre's annual 'Shakespeare under the Stars' production, directed by Jeff Award nominee Nick Sandys. (more...)

Jenna Russell, Jonathan Slinger & Marc Elliott to Reprise Roles in West End Transfer of URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Olivier Award winning Jenna Russell, star of the RSC, Jonathan Slinger, and EastEnders' Marc Elliott, reprise their acclaimed roles, Penelope Pennywise, Officer Lockstock and Mr. McQueen respectively, in the West End transfer of Jamie Lloyd's ground breaking, splash hit production of Urinetown The Musical. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company's HENRY IV PARTS I & II to Run 8/2-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

A sweeping spectacle of bawdy buffoonery and bloody rebellion, director Jonathan Epstein's razor sharp and condensed adaptation of Henry IV delivers both parts in one dynamic evening of theatre. Performances run in the Tina Packer Playhouse August 2 - August 31. Press Opening is Friday, August 7, at 7:00pm. To RSVP or for interview opportunities contact Communications & Press Director Elizabeth Aspenlieder: aspenlieder@shakespeare.org. (more...)

A DANCE OF DEATH to Play Finborough Theatre, Begin. 5 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre from Cerberus Theatre, the UK premiere and the English world premiere of controversial German playwright Rolf Hochhuth's Sommer 14 - A Dance of Death in a brand new translation opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 5 August 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 7 August at 7.30pm). (more...)

THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, to Bring the Crown to Broadway Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that THE AUDIENCE, starring Helen Mirren, is on its way to Broadway. The production, helmed by Stephen Daldry and written by Peter Morgan, will begin previews in February 2015 for a March opening. Based on Stephen Frears acclaimed film, THE AUDIENCE played a sold-out run at the Gielgud last year. (more...)

Arts Council England Announces Three-Year Funding for Exeter Northcott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

We are delighted to announce that Arts Council England has recognised the invigorating work and vision of the Exeter Northcott Theatre and has awarded funding under its National Portfolio Programme for 2015-2018. (more...)

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