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Production Underway for Netflix New Original Series MARCO POLO; Full Cast Announced
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

The Weinstein Company announced today that production is underway on “MARCO POLO,” a Netflix original series based on the epic adventures of Marco Polo. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AS YOU LIKE IT - Comedic Farce Delights at Great Lakes Theater
by Roy Berko - Apr 8, 2014

What do the phrases, 'all the world's a stage' and 'too much of a good thing' have in common? They are both quotes from Shakespeare's pastoral comedy 'As You Like It.' As is true of that genre, the play, which was written early in 1600, deals with shepherds and the rustic life, but, also concerns love, in its various forms. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 6, 2014

With Broadway's 2014 season now in full swing, there's a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Spring. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT Headline at Hanna Theatre, Now Through 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2014

Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland's Classic Company, crowns its 2013-14 season with the Shakespearean comedy, As You Like It. The production will be performed in the company's intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare, April 4-19, 2014. Edward Morgan directs the production. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

The National Theatre's Production THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT–TIME to Resume Run, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

The National Theatre's acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will resume its run at the Gielgud Theatre on 24 June 2014. With press night on 8 July, the production is currently booking at its new West End home to 14 February 2015. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

Cleveland's Classic Company Stages AS YOU LIKE IT, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland's Classic Company, crowns its 2013-14 season with William Shakespeare's comedy, As You Like It. The production will be performed in the company's intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare, today, April 4-19, 2014. Edward Morgan directs the production. (more...)

Eileen O'Brien, Joe McGann & More to Star in Michael Wynne's HOPE PLACE at Liverpool Everyman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Rachel Kavanaugh directs Michael Wynne's remarkable new play Hope Place, a tender portrayal of family life and how memories, real and imagined, can shape our lives. The play was specially commissioned for the opening season at the new Everyman Theatre and elegantly captures the living history that is, the Liverpool Everyman. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast MEDEA, Starring Helen McCrory, Sept 4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE has announced an international broadcast of the National Theatre of Great Britain's production of Euripides' Greek tragedy MEDEA, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell and starring Helen McCrory in the title role. The production will be broadcast live from the National's Olivier Theatre on Thursday September 4 2014, with varying dates internationally and encore screenings to follow. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Happy 450th Birthday, William Shakespeare!
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 24, 2014

Today we are turning our attention to the world's most famous playwright on the 450th anniversary of his birth this week - the incomparable Bard himself, William Shakespeare. (more...)

Grassroots Shakespeare London Performs Shakespeare in Honor of his 450th Birthday on 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

GRASSROOTS SHAKESPEARE LONDON is the only company performing Shakespeare in the West End for Shakespeare's 450th birthday. The four star production starring BBC's James Alexandrou as Iago and Ian Charleson Award nominee Nari Blair-Mangat is sold out throughout the birthday week, with the final performance on the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's baptism, 26th April. (more...)

Henry Wishcamper to Direct THE LITTLE FOXES at the Goodman, Running 5/2-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Goodman Theatre announces that a new production of The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman, Tony Award-winning playwright, screenwriter and author and Academy Award nominee, completes its 90th Anniversary 'Season to Celebrate.' Goodman Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper directs the 1939 classic American Southern drama that 'could not be more timely, as the play's social skewering remains satisfyingly fresh' (Los Angeles Times). The Little Foxes is slated to appear May 2 - June 7, 2015 as the fourth production in the 2014/2015 Season, followed by Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which runs June 20 - July 26, 2015. (more...)

Alumnae Theatre Closes 2013-14 Season with RABBIT HOLE, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Alumnae Theatre Company is proud to present our season finale Mainstage show of the 2013-2014 season: Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire. The current production is directed by Paul Hardy, who also directed Alumnae's critically acclaimed production of Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance in the 2012-2013 season. (more...)

Marin Shakespeare Company Announces Pay-As-You-Like-It Admission for all Performances of AS YOU LIKE IT, 7/5-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Marin Shakespeare Company celebrates the 450th Anniversary of Will Shakespeare's birth (April 23, 2014) with an announcement of a special gift for Bay Area Shakespeare fans and the theater going community. (more...)

THE CALL Rounds Out San Jose Rep's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Tanya Barfield's provocative drama The Call completes San Jose Repertory Theatre's 2014-2015 seven-show anniversary season in the sixth show slot (May 14 - June 7). This sensitive drama boldly tackles multi-racial adoption, identity and parenthood with razor sharp honesty and respect. When Annie and Peter decide to adopt a child they look toward Africa. But it isn't long before their anxiety over adoption and identity threaten their fantasies of parenthood in this powerful yet intimate look at the yearnings of motherhood, doubts and good intentions. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - CASA VALENTINA Opens, Drama League Noms, Shakespeare's Birthday and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 23, 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: the 2014 Drama League nominations will be announced, CASA VALENTINA opens on Broadway tonight, and it's Shakespeare's 450th birthday! (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Present SWEET CHARITY, 5/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Charity Hope Valentine is a dancehall girl who dreams of love and believes the man of her dreams is just around the corner. A great score, including the songs 'Hey Big Spender!' and 'If My Friends Could See Me Now,' incredible dancing - originally choreographed by Broadway legend Bob Fosse - and one of the most memorable heroines of the past sixty years combine to make Sweet Charity a must-see show. Never before produced at PTC, Sweet Charity is a razzle-dazzle closer for the 2013-14 season. (more...)

Arcola Announce BETWEEN US By Sarah Daniels, May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Arcola Theatre is delighted to present the World Premiere of Between Us, a new play by Sarah Daniels commissioned by Arcola Theatre, opening for a limited 4-week run in Studio 2 fromWednesday 28 May 2014 (press night Friday 30 May at 7.30pm). On sale now. (more...)

Ian Bartholomew, Anna Carteret Among Cast of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE World Premiere Production
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. The announcement coincides with the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. (more...)

Carteret And More Announced For SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, Opening July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. The announcement coincides with the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. (more...)

BWW Previews: FLOWERS IN THE WARDROBE, an Original Work Opens in Kansas City, 5/10
by Steve Wilson - Apr 22, 2014

Whim Productions of Kansas City, Mo. describes their next production as, "Dark, campy classic meets Narnia in Flowers in the Wardrobe." Written by Producing Artistic Director and founder of Whim Productions, Kevin King, this show is the first full-length play by the theatrical company. (more...)

Richard Dresser's BELOW THE BELT to Open 5/8 at Westbeth Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Delving into the darkly absurd corners of corporate America and middle-man-purgatory, director Michael Sladek makes his NYC stage debut with a fresh production of Below the Belt by acclaimed playwright, Richard Dresser. Presented by Black Lodge Theater, the work will be staged in the old boiler room of the iconic Westbeth Center for the Arts. (more...)

Melissa Errico, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Amy Spanger, Jenna Leigh Green & More Join LIKE YOU LIKE IT Lineup at 54 Below, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The worldwide celebration of Shakespeare's 450th Birthday comes to New York at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, in a concert of the award-winning Like You Like It, the musical based on the Bard's As You Like It set at a mall in the 1980s. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Premiere DAYS LIKE TODAY, 5/6-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

San Jose Rep to Present Bay Area Premiere of THE BIG MEAL, 5/8-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

San Jose Repertory Theatre presents the Bay Area premiere of the critically-acclaimed The Big Meal, by Dan LeFranc, the 2010 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award Winner. This razor sharp portrait of a modern American family runs May 8 through June 1, and is directed by Kirsten Brandt, San Jose Rep's Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Launch INTERMISSION, A New Event Series for the Culturally Curious, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Canadian Stage today announced details for INTERMISSION, a new event series that combines multiple art forms to create an immersive cultural experience. Taking place once a month from May to July 2014, the series builds on the success of the company's Berkeley Street Block Parties, which have included a 90s-themed dance party with special guest Jason Priestley and a post-show karaoke night with the cast of Venus in Fur. INTERMISSION continues Canadian Stage's tradition of animating the historic Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street) with a variety of performances including live music, contemporary art, tasty refreshments and interactive experiences. (more...)

Marin Shakespeare Company Celebrates Shakespeare's 450th Birthday This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Marin Shakespeare Company celebrates the 450th Anniversary of Will Shakespeare's birth (April 23, 2014) with an announcement of a special gift for Bay Area Shakespeare fans and the theater going community. Thanks to a special 25th Silver Season gift from an anonymous donor, when audiences attend any Marin Shakespeare Company performance of 'As You Like It' this summer, all tickets are 'Pay As You Like It." (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, April 18, 2014 - Michael Urie Doc, VIOLET and 'INISHMAAN' Open and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 18, 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: XXXX (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Happy Few Theatre Company's AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Happy Few Theatre Company's inaugural production of As You Like It is now open, with performances running through April 27, 2014. This seven-person adaptation features original music performed by the cast and video elements in a modern setting. The production performs Theaterlab NYC on West 36th st. (more...)

ASP Presents AS YOU LIKE IT, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Perfect timing for a long-awaited Spring, Actors' Shakespeare Project (ASP) presents what is easily one of Shakespeare's most engaging comedies As You Like It runs today, April 17 - May 18, 2014 [Press Performance is Saturday April 19, 2014 at 8pm] at The Springstep Building, 98 George P Hassett Drive, Medford. Directed by Resident Acting Company member Robert Walsh **. Tickets are $28 - $50. Student Rush and Group discounts available. (more...)

CANDIDA Plays Pittsburgh Public Theater, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Pittsburgh Public Theater's Masterpiece Season continues with George Bernard Shaw's sparkling comedy, Candida, directed by Ted Pappas. Candida runs today, April 17 - May 18, 2014 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

Sara Gmitter's IN THE GARDEN: A DARWINIAN LOVE STORY Makes World Premiere at Lookingglass Theatre, Now thru 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Continuing its 26th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of In the Garden: A Darwinian Love Story, by Artistic Associate Sara Gmitter and directed by Jessica Thebus. In the Garden runs today, April 16 - June 15, 2014 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.. (more...)

Raleigh Little Theatre's PINOCCHIO Opens this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Pinocchio is the final Youth Series play in RLT's 2013-14 season, opening this Friday, April 18th in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Little Rock - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Little Rock (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Boston (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Pittsburgh (more...)

Alley Theatre Announces the 2014 – 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre, announces 6 of the 7 plays that will comprise its 2014-2015 season, entitled "Alley Theatre @ UH, " featuring Alley Resident Actors and favorites in stellar roles. (more...)

Richard Eyre's GHOSTS to Continue West End Theatre Series at Cinemas Across the UK and Ireland, June 26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The WEST END THEATRE SERIES is delighted to announce its third title; Richard Eyre's five-star, multi award-winning revival production of Ibsen's Ghosts. The Almeida Theatre production will be screened in over 200 cinemas across the UK and Ireland for one night only, Thursday 26 June '14 (www.westendtheatreseries.com). (more...)

Stage Guild's ELLING Opens 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Washington Stage Guild completes its Season of Dreams with the area premiere of Simon Bent's ELLING, a whimsical comedy of the power of friendship when everyday life is an adventure. Bent's London hit is based on a quartet of novels by the Norwegian writer Ingvar Ambjornsen that was the source of an Oscar-nominated film in 2002. ELLING is the story of a pair of misfits who, after rooming together for years in an institution, are offered an independent life - if they can cope with it. Elling and Kjell Bjarne must learn to deal with the world and each other's fears and quirks, and Elling's discovery of literary ambition becomes a path to a 'normal' life. Along the way the two have a series of offbeat adventures as they struggle with bureaucracy, relationships, and their own demons. (more...)

Richard Dresser's BELOW THE BELT to Open at Westbeth, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Delving into the darkly absurd corners of corporate America and middle-man-purgatory, director Michael Sladek makes his NYC stage debut with a fresh production of Below the Belt by acclaimed playwright, Richard Dresser. Presented by Black Lodge Theater, the work will be staged in the old boiler room of the iconic Westbeth Center for the Arts. (more...)

David Suchet to in West End's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST; Performances Begin 24 June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

David Suchet will star as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's much loved and exhilarating masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest. Directed by Adrian Noble, the new production will open in the West End on 1 July 2015, with previews from 24 June 2015. (more...)

MTC MainStage Presents THE FANTASTICKS, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's award-winning professional theatre company, concludes its 2013/2014 Season with 'The Fantasticks' a musical with book by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt, lyrics by Tom Jones and based on 'Les Romanesques' by Edmond Rostand. Performances are April 11 - May 4, Todays and Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm, at MTC MainStage Studio Theatre, 246 Post Road East (Colonial Green/Lower Level) in downtown Westport, CT. Tickets range from $25-$45 ($5 discount for seniors/students) and are available by calling 203.454.3883 or visiting www.musictheatreofct.com. (more...)

Alumnae Theatre Presents Season Finale RABBIT HOLE, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Alumnae Theatre Company presents its season finale Mainstage show of the 2013-2014 season: Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire. The current production is directed by Paul Hardy, who also directed Alumnae's critically acclaimed production of Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance in the 2012-2013 season. (more...)

The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents GROUND, 4/23-510
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Theatre Group at SBCC presents a touching new play, GROUND by Lisa Dillman, as the final offering in the 2013-2014 SeasonFor its final offering in the 2013/2014 season, The Theatre Group at SBCC will present the West Coast Premiere of the new play GROUND by Lisa Dillman, directed by R. Michael Gros, in the Jurkowitz Theatre, April 23-May 10, 2014. (more...)

Soho Theatre Announces Philip McKinley and Jenny Rainsford to Join Cast of MICROCOSM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Philip McGinley (Game of Thrones, E4's Drifters, Herding Cats; Hampstead) and Jenny Rainsford (Headlong's The Seagull, No Quarter; Royal Court) reunite after starring alongside each other in Straight (Sheffield/Bush) for the world premiere of Matt Hartley's new play which opens for a three-week run on 9 May with previews from 7 May. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Happy Few Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Rehearsals are underway and tickets are now on sale for Happy Few Theatre Company's inaugural production, a seven-person adaptation of Shakespeare's As You Like It in which every member of the ensemble will play multiple parts. Featuring original music performed by the cast and a modern setting, the production will open at Theaterlab NYC on W. 36th St. tonight, April 10, 2014, with performances running through April 27, 2014. Scroll down to see some pics from rehearsals! (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Teams Up With Marquette University For LEND ME A TENOR, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) presents Ken Ludwig's classic farce LEND ME A TENOR, today, April 10-27, 2014. (more...)

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