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Cori Anne Laemmel, Rebekah Durham & Laura Crockarell to Lead Playhouse Nashville's ULTRASOUND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Nashville audiences that embraced Playhouse Nashville's inaugural season of fully produced original plays by local writers will have even more to experience this year beginning in April with Garret Schneider's ULTRASOUND starring Cori Anne Laemmel, Rebekah Durham, and Laura Crockarell. (more...)

World Premieres to Launch Theatre Centre's BMO Incubator Space
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

The Independent Creators Cooperative is a new theatre collaboration that brings together three emerging companies supported by two veteran companies in order to present the world premieres of three physical theatre productions to open The Theatre Centre's BMO Incubator space at its new permanent home at the historic Carnegie Library. These original plays will run in repertory Thursday-Sunday from April 17 to May 18 with previews from April 12-16. (more...)

BWW Reviews: World Premiere Comedy CLASSIC COUPLES COUNSELING Examines Shakespeare's Famous Lovers
by Shari Barrett - Mar 31, 2014

How often have you wished you could have stopped the tragedy that befalls lovers in Shakespeare's plays? Playwright and producer Lloyd J. Schwartz, along with director Ted Lange, lovingly give you a chance to get to know these magnificent characters in the world premiere comedy CLASSIC COUPLES COUNSELING now onstage at the Secret Rose Theatre in NoHo. Their vision juxtaposes modern counseling with the timeless issues facing Shakespeare's classic couples. (more...)

Piffaro, The Renaissance Band's March Concert to Celebrate William Shakespeare, 3/28-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Piffaro, The Renaissance Band celebrates the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth with a concert program woven around the musical moments in his work. All of Piffaro's instruments will be in play, from rowdy shawms to dulcet lute to Grant Herreid's sweet tenor. The result will be a lively, audience-friendly spring program of old English ballads, instrumental fantasies, and country dances. Tickets range from $15 for students to $40 for premium seating and are on sale now. Call 215-235-8469, email info@piffaro.org, or visit www.piffaro.org. (more...)

RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN; TALLEY'S FOLLEY; DETROIT & More Set for Aurora Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The regular season will be staged August 2014 through July 2015 at the intimate Aurora Theatre in the downtown Berkeley arts district. For single tickets ($32-$60) or subscriptions ($155-$305), the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. Subscriptions on sale March 27. Single tickets on sale for subscribers July 29 and on sale August 5 to the general public. (more...)

The Barrow Group to Present New Play THE BEAUTIFUL DARK, 4/23-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The Barrow Group announces its production of The Beautiful Dark by Erik Gernand. The play will run in the TBG Studio Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, floor 3, NY, NY from April 23 through May 18, 2014. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Present ALABAMA STORY Staged Reading, 4/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Alabama Story, the third installment of PTC's new play reading series, called Play-By-Play. Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones runs April 4 and 5, 2014. PTC Artistic Director Karen Azenberg directs the production. (more...)

Richard Thomas & Kristen Connolly Set for The Old Globe's OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

The Old Globe today announced two of the stars of Shakespeare's classic tragedy Othello, the first show of the Globe's 2014 Summer Shakespeare Festival. Making their Globe debuts are Emmy Award-winner Richard Thomas ('The Americans,' 'The Waltons') as Iago and Kristen Connolly ('House of Cards,' The Cabin in the Woods) as Desdemona. Both artists continue collaborations with Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein that began in New York: Thomas starred in Edelstein's critically acclaimed production of Timon of Athens at The Public Theater in 2011, and Connolly in three Shakespeare plays that Edelstein helped produce at The Public. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

TIME AND THE CONWAYS, 'VANYA AND SONIA' and INTO THE WOODS Coming Up at The Old Globe, April-July 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

The Old Globe has announced an exciting lineup of shows to kick off the spring and lead patrons into the summer. Featuring the classic Sondheim hit Into The Woods, recent Broadway success Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and much more, there will be something for everyone in the coming months at The Old Globe. Check out the full lineup below! (more...)

Seattle Shakespeare Company Sets 2014-15 Season: 'GODOT,' TWELFTH NIGHT & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Seattle Shakespeare Company's Artistic Director George Mount announced the company's programming plans for 2014-2015 that include expanding to five plays for its indoor season, the return of directors Jon Kretzu and John Langs, and the mainstage directing debuts of Desdemona Chiang and Makaela Pollock. (more...)

Tarragon to Premiere SOLICITING TEMPTATION, 4/1-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Tarragon Theatre, under the artistic direction of Richard Rose, proudly presents the world premiere of Soliciting Temptation by Governor General Award winner and Tarragon playwright-in-residence Erin Shields. Directed by Tarragon's Assistant Artistic Director Andrea Donaldson, this compelling drama shines a light on the complexities of sex tourism and our preconceptions about love. Starring Soulpepper stalwart Derek Boyes and emerging artist Miriam Fernandes, Soliciting Temptation opens Wednesday, April 9 and runs to May 4 (with previews from April 1) in Tarragon's Extraspace. Tickets range from $21-$53 (inclusive of HST) and are available by calling Patron Services at 416-531-1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Austin Shakespeare's OTHELLO Beautifully Designed and Acted
by Jeff Davis - Mar 1, 2014

When Austin Shakespeare announced that their 2013-2014 season would feature a production of Othello, my immediate response was "Why?" After all, Austin's City Theatre produced the show just last season, and it was, as I mentioned in my review, "the highlight of the City Theatre's season." (more...)

THE YELLOW WALLPAPER to Open 1/16 at WorkShop Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2014

THE YELLOW WALLPAPER, a one-woman play adapted by Greg Oliver Bodine from the classic, short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, directed by DeLisa M. White and starring Annalisa Loeffler in a Limited Engagement Special Event at WorkShop Theater Company, January 16-26 in the Jewel Box Theater, 312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor. Running time is approx. 75 minutes with no intermission. (more...)

Second Thought Theatre Presents COCK, Now thru 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Following a critically acclaimed reading at 2013's Pride Performing Arts Festival, Second Thought Theatre Associate Artist Alex Organ will direct the first play in STT's 10th anniversary season, Cock, by Mike Bartlett. Cock, a wildly comic exploration of identity and sexuality, will begin with previews today, January 29 and will run through February 22 at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Campus. (more...)

Kaminski Auction Features Continental Art, Antiques, and Fine Estate Jewelry, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

This February, Kaminski will feature an impressive collection of Continental antiques, art, and estate jewelry in their annual Winter Estate Auction. Kaminski will hold the approximately 400 lot auction on February 16th, beginning at 10:00am. (more...)

Casting Announced RSC's THE ROARING GIRL, ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Full casting is announced for the first two plays in the 'Roaring Girls' season. Led by Royal Shakespeare Company Deputy Artistic Director, Erica Whyman these rarely performed Jacobethan plays reveal some of the great parts written for and about women. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: MACHINAL's Suzanne Bertish
by Walter McBride - Jan 25, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Machinal, starring Rebecca Hall, written by Sophie Treadwell and directed by Lyndsey Turner, began previews on December 20 and opened on January 16, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Machinal is a limited engagement through March 2. Below you can check out photos of Suzanne Bertish in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

HUNGRY, BUENA VISTA & More Set for Profile Theatre's In Dialogue Staged Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

PROFILE THEATRE has announced the titles for its 2014 In Dialogue Staged Reading Series, a program intended to explore and augment the mainstage season of plays by Sam Shepard. The plays are HUNGRY by Amy Claussen, BUENA VISTA by Edith Freni, and A LIE OF THE MIND by Sam Shepard. The readings will each have two performances, held at Profile's new home at Artists Repertory Theatre. Tickets are currently on sale at Profiletheatre.org. (more...)

Roy Sexton's REEL ROY REVIEWS to be Released 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Roy Sexton's first book Reel Roy Reviews, Vol. 1: Keepin' It Real is set for release on the Open Books imprint February 28, 2014. Sexton, a resident of Saline/Ann Arbor, launched his entertainment blog of the same name (www.reelroyreviews.com) on Independence Day in 2012 and, nearly two years later, is a published author. (more...)

Renee Fleming Stars in the Title Role of RUSALKA, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Renée Fleming will return to one of her signature roles, the title character in Dvorák's Rusalka, for six performances beginning tonight, January 23. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season, Including A CHRISTMAS CAROL, MADAME BUTTERFLY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) announced today another bold season of firsts for 2014–15. As Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers and Managing Director Perryn Leech revealed, coming attractions include the world premiere of A Christmas Carolby Iain Bell—the company's 55th new commission —from award-winning Dickens authority Simon Callow; the continuation of HGO's firstRing cycle, with the North American premiere of La Fura dels Baus's groundbreaking take on Die Walküre; the American premieres of Sir Nicholas Hytner's Magic Flute and Lee Blakeley's Sweeney Todd; and a host of career-shaping artistic role debuts that speak to Patrick Summers's gift for casting. Together with the company's first presentation of John Cox's Otello, and the returns of Göran Järvefelt's belovedCosě fan tutte and Michael Grandage's hit staging of Madame Butterfly, these rich offerings serve once again to illustrate some of the ways that HGO—still the only opera company with two Grammys, two Emmys, and a Tony—epitomizes “one model of what a forward-looking opera company could be” (Greg Sandow, Arts Journal). (more...)

THE WILD PARTY & More Win Big at 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Seattle Theater Writers critics' circle presents the winners' slate of the 2013 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards, theater awards devoted to recognizing excellence across the economic spectrum of professional Seattle theaters. (more...)

Tina Benko, Michael Esper and More Join MTC's TALES FROM RED VIENNA; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), Barry Grove (Executive Producer), and Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) are pleased to announce complete casting for the upcoming world premiere production of TALES FROM RED VIENNA, the new play by David Grimm (Measure for Pleasure), directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined at MTC). (more...)

Austin Shakespeare's OTHELLO to Open 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Austin Shakespeare will present OTHELLO on Sundays, February 13 - March 2. 8PM Thu-Sat; 3PM Sun at The Rollins Theatre at the Long Center. For tickets, http://thelongcenter.org/event/othello/. (more...)

Park Theatre Announces New Season, Including DO I HEAR A WALTZ?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

Opening the programme in the Park200 is Charles Court's production of the seldom performed Rogers/Sondheim musical Do I Hear A Waltz?. The seasons continues with Engine House's production of Bomber's Moon, written by celebrated screenwriter William Ivory (Made in Dagenham, Burton and Taylor), and is completed by the world premiere of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, a tale of revenge set in the Wild West, adapted by Jethro Compton from the short story by Dorothy M. Johnson. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OTHELLO, Riverside Studios, January 16 2014
by Gary Naylor - Jan 18, 2014

Though not among Shakespeare's more gory tragedies (competition is pretty fierce after all), Othello is surely his most brutal, a slow motion car crash, in which love and trust go up against cynicism and venality - and lose. (more...)

'CHAD DEITY' to Open 2/7 at Firehouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Firehouse Theatre Project combines faith and professional wrestling in its next installment of its 20th Season Anniversary, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, by Kristoffer Diaz. Directed by Kerry McGee (Any Given Monday) and a proud participant of Richmond's annual Acts of Faith festival, this balls-out dramatic comedy will play 15 performances, February 6 - March 8. Opening Night is Friday, February 7th. (more...)

Dog & Pony Theatre Celebrates 10th Anniversary with World Premiere of BREACH, Now thru 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Dog & Pony Theatre Company kicks off its 10th anniversary with the world premiere of Breach by Egan Reich, a hyper-physical piece about five grieving women attempting to butcher a whale, at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. Co-artistic director and founder Krissy Vanderwarker directs. (more...)

THE YELLOW WALLPAPER Opens Tonight at WorkShop Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

THE YELLOW WALLPAPER, a one-woman play adapted by Greg Oliver Bodine from the classic, short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, directed by DeLisa M. White and starring Annalisa Loeffler in a Limited Engagement Special Event at WorkShop Theater Company, January 16-26 in the Jewel Box Theater, 312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor. Running time is approx. 75 minutes with no intermission. (more...)

Hart House Theatre to Stage GOODNIGHT DESDEMONA (GOOD MORNING JULIET), 2/28-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Opening February 28, Hart House Theatre will present one of our country's greatest dramas, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet). Directed by Hart House Theatre alumna Carly Chamberlain and featuring a cast of the city's finest emerging talent, this multi award-winning show is smart, savvy and wholey Canadian. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Full Cast of Roundabout's MACHINAL
by Meet the Cast - Jan 11, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Machinal, starring Rebecca Hall, written by Sophie Treadwell and directed by Lyndsey Turner, began previews on December 20, 2013 ahead of an official opening on January 16, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Machinal is a limited engagement through March 2. Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

Second Thought Theatre to Present COCK, 1/29-2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Following a critically acclaimed reading at 2013's Pride Performing Arts Festival, Second Thought Theatre Associate Artist Alex Organ will direct the first play in STT's 10th anniversary season, Cock, by Mike Bartlett. Cock, a wildly comic exploration of identity and sexuality, will begin with previews on January 29 and will run through February 22 at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Campus. Tickets to Cock are on sale now. (more...)

Nominees Announced for 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Seattle Theater Writers, a critics' circle of local theater writers and reviewers, today announces the 2013 slate of nominees of the third annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards, theater awards devoted to recognizing excellence across the economic spectrum of professional Seattle theaters. (more...)

'CHAD DEITY' Opens Tonight at Firehouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Firehouse Theatre Project combines faith and professional wrestling in its next installment of its 20th Season Anniversary, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, by Kristoffer Diaz. Directed by Kerry McGee (Any Given Monday) and a proud participant of Richmond's annual Acts of Faith festival, this balls-out dramatic comedy will play 15 performances, February 6 - March 8. Opening Night is tonight, February 7th. (more...)

GOODNIGHT DESDEMONA (GOOD MORNING JULIET) to Open 2/28 at Hart House Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Opening February 28, Hart House Theatre will present one of our country's greatest dramas. Directed by Hart House Theatre alumna Carly Chamberlain and featuring a cast of the city's finest emerging talent, this multi-award-winning show is smart, savvy and wholey Canadian. Winner of the Governor General's Award for Drama and the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) tells the other-worldly, comedic story of Constance Ledbelly, an overlooked academic striving to prove her theory about two of Shakespeare's best-known plays. Through Constance's often hilarious, subconscious journey of self-discovery, Shakespeare's archetypal heroines are shown in a new light as they try to untangle issues of identity, sexuality and self-worth. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Guthrie Theater's OTHELLO - Peter Macon, Tracey Maloney and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

The Guthrie Theater presents William Shakespeare's OTHELLO, directed by Marion McClinton. The show opens Friday, March 14 and runs through Sunday, April 20, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

BWW Previews: CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY Ensemble Members Rock Mozart
by Catherine Kustanczy - Feb 6, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio was created in 1980 as a vehicle for training Canada's next generation of opera stars. Its current members will take to the stage of the Four Seasons Centre on February 7th, replacing regular cast members in Atom Egoyan's production of the Mozart opera Cosi fan tutte for one night only. Two current members of the Ensemble say to expect something very different and special. (more...)

THE BEAUTIFUL DARK to Play The Barrow Group, 4/23-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

The Barrow Group announces its production of The Beautiful Dark by Erik Gernand. The play will run in the TBG Studio Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, floor 3, New York, NY from April 23 through May 18, 2014. (more...)

Suzanne Bertish, Carson Elrod, Claire Karpen & More to Lead CSC's THE HEIR APPARENT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, will present David Ives' THE HEIR APPARENT, adapted from the play by Jean-Francois Regnard, beginning performances Friday, March 28 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). Directed by John Rando, THE HEIR APPARENT will feature Suzanne Bertish (Madame Argante), Carson Elrod (Crispin), Claire Karpen (Lisette), Amelia Pedlow (Isabelle), David Pittu (Scruple), Dave Quay (Eraste) and Paxton Whitehead (Geronte). The official press opening for THE HEIR APPARENT is Wednesday, April 9. The production will play at limited engagement through Sunday, May 4. (more...)

Pittsburgh Public Reveals 40th Season: BUYER & CELLAR, 'MENAGERIE,' MY FAIR LADY & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Ted Pappas will celebrate Pittsburgh Public Theater's 40th anniversary with The Season of Legends, six breathtaking works that epitomize The Public's range. Included are the first play produced by The Public 40 years ago, a heavenly world premiere comedy, a musical bouquet of brilliance, August Wilson's most personal play, William Shakespeare's timeless tragedy, and a recent New York hit about a diva's passion for design. (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces Lineup for WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will host 22 theatrical offerings from 20 different countries during WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014 that will run for three weeks March 10-30, 2014 throughout the Center. The international festival features contemporary theater works offering 13 fully staged productions, 4 theater-focused installations, 3 readings of new works, and 2 forums. From Olivier and Tony Award-winning puppetry to innovative perspectives on old classics, a diverse showcase of theatrical expression will be represented by countries spanning the globe including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, England, France, Iceland, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine, Scotland, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, and the United States. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Ana María Martínez and Eric Owens as Ambassadors for the Lyric Unlimited Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago is pleased to announce that soprano Ana María Martínezand bass-baritone Eric Owens will serve as the inaugural Community Ambassadors as part of the Lyric Unlimited initiative. These two artists will strengthen and actively participate in new, ongoing, and future Lyric Unlimited programs that serve and engage schools and the larger community, including the Vocal Partnership Program, Youth Opera Council, Teen Opera Circle, Lyric's ongoing relationship with Latino communities, and other collaborative community events. Martínez and Owens are starring in Lyric's new production of Rusalka, which opens on Saturday, February 22 and runs through March 16. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Fascinating PRINCE IGOR Finally Makes Back It to the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 17, 2014

PRINCE IGOR was a glorious mess when Alexander Borodin died suddenly in 18, leaving it to others to finish a work he'd toiled on for nearly 20 years but hadn't quite made whole. With no definitive version of the opera, it was only performed by the Met in 1917--until Dmitri Tcherniakov's new production premiered last week. Musically rich, scenically fascinating, it's good to have it back where it belongs. (more...)

Michael Pennington to Star in KING LEAR at Theatre for a New Audience, Begin. 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Michael Pennington, two-time Olivier Award nominee, an artist of international stature and one of England's greatest classical actors, will play the title role in William Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear directed by Arin Arbus. For the second production in Theatre for a New Audience's inaugural season at its first permanent home, the new Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place in Brooklyn, Mr. Pennington leads a company of 22 actors. King Lear begins previews March 14 for an opening March 27 and a run through May 4. (more...)

Michael Pennington to Star in KING LEAR at Theatre for a New Audience, Begin. 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Michael Pennington, two-time Olivier Award nominee, an artist of international stature and one of England's greatest classical actors, will play the title role in William Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear directed by Arin Arbus. For the second production in Theatre for a New Audience's inaugural season at its first permanent home, the new Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place in Brooklyn, Mr. Pennington leads a company of 22 actors. King Lear begins previews March 14 for an opening March 27 and a run through May 4. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Real Housewives of Cyprus in SET's DESDEMONA
by Christi Esterle - Feb 10, 2014

tend to prefer Shakespeare's comic heroines to his tragic ones. Beatrice, Katherine, and Viola always seemed more lively, active, and interesting, while Juliet, Ophelia, and Desdemona mostly made pretty speeches while waiting for fate to buffet them towards their inevitable messy ends. (more...)

Best of 2013: Chicago's Ten Best!
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 30, 2013

Elee Schrock and Paul W. Thompson pick the ten best theater productions in Chicago for 2013. (more...)

Renee Fleming to Star in the Title Role of RUSALKA, Beg. 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

Renée Fleming will return to one of her signature roles, the title character in Dvorák's Rusalka, for six performances beginning January 23. (more...)

Golden Globe Nominee Blair Underwood Will Star in The Old Globe's OTHELLO this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

The Old Globe today announced that two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Blair Underwood-who most recently made his acclaimed Broadway debut in the iconic role of Stanley in Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire and garnered rave reviews opposite Cicely Tyson in Lifetime's The Trip to Bountiful-will make his Globe debut in the title role of Shakespeare's classic tragedy Othello, the first show of the Globe's 2014 Summer Shakespeare Festival. Underwood's films include Something New, Deep Impact, Gattaca, and Rules of Engagement, and his television credits include 'Ironside,' 'In Treatment,' 'The New Adventures of Old Christine,' and 'Sex and the City.' Joining him and also making their Globe debuts are the previously announced Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas ('The Americans,' 'The Waltons') as Iago and Kristen Connolly ('House of Cards,' The Cabin in the Woods) as Desdemona. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Host Annual Mock Trial at Sidney Harman Hall, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents its Annual Dinner and Mock Trial at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) on Monday, May 19, 2014. This marks the 20th year that Shakespeare Theatre Company has produced the Mock Trial. The evening begins with dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Trial at 7:30 p.m. The dinner will be held in the Forum while the Trial will be in Sidney Harman Hall. This year's trial includes a special session of the Supreme Court of Austria, convening at Sidney Harman Hall to hear the case of Isabella v. The Duke of Vienna. Some of the allegations include illegal secret surveillance, false imprisonment, negligent appointment of an unfit deputy, and disrespect of commitment to religious vows. (more...)

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