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BWW Reviews: Seattle Shakes' OTHELLO Thrives on Multiple LevelsBWW Reviews: Seattle Shakes' OTHELLO Thrives on Multiple Levels
by Jay Irwin - May 4, 2015

When going to see a show you hope for at least one aspect of the show be something good that you can hold onto. The acting, directing, sets, lights, something to make the night worthwhile. Lucky for all of us the current production of Shakespeare's tragic tale of betrayal and lies "Othello", currently playing from Seattle Shakespeare Company, is firing on so many levels that you're just not sure where to focus your attentions. But then, this should be no big surprise as it's from director John Langs whose name attached to a piece is usually the harbinger of "this one's gonna be good!" (more...)

Arianna Huffington, Cynthia Nixon, Bridget Everett, Dan Band and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 3/22Arianna Huffington, Cynthia Nixon, Bridget Everett, Dan Band and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming nightly shows for March 11 - 22, 2015. Details below! (more...)

OTHELLO Set for Ale House Theatre, 4/17-5/2OTHELLO Set for Ale House Theatre, 4/17-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Celebrated African-Canadian artist, Anthony Sherwood, leads a new production of Shakespeare's The Tragedie of Othello, the Moore of Venice presented by Ale House Theatre, April 17th-May 2nd, 2015. The play, seldom staged in Toronto, will be performed on a Renaissance-inspired stage in the heart of Trinity-Spadina. Sherwood is joined by Shaw Festival actor Patric Masurkevitch, Alumnae Theatre darling Andrea Brown, and up-and-comers Hilary McCormack as Desdemona and Tayves Fiddis as Iago. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Porters Present a Prohibition Era OTHELLOBWW Reviews: The Porters Present a Prohibition Era OTHELLO
by Ellen Dostal - Mar 3, 2015

Why does Iago hate the Moor? That has always been the great question in OTHELLO and one for which Shakespeare provides no definitive answer. Yes, he feels slighted when Othello promotes Cassio over him but is that enough reason to plot the general's demise? Is it because he believes that Othello has slept with his wife, or because of the color of his skin? Or are Iago's actions fueled by something deeper like self-loathing? (more...)

Pittsburgh Public Theater to Stage OTHELLO, 4/16-5/17Pittsburgh Public Theater to Stage OTHELLO, 4/16-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Pittsburgh Public Theater's 40th anniversary Season of Legends continues with William Shakespeare's great drama, Othello. Directed by Ted Pappas, Othello runs April 16 - May 17, 2015 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. (more...)

Verdi's DON CARLO to Return to the Met Opera, 3/30Verdi's DON CARLO to Return to the Met Opera, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Verdi's sweeping historical tragedy Don Carlo will return to the Met stage March 30for an eight-performance revival conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the dynamic maestro who led the 2010 Met premiere ofNicholas Hytner's critically acclaimed production. Yonghoon Lee will reprise his portrayal of the conflicted title hero, withFerruccio Furlanetto as his father and rival, the imposing Philip II; Barbara Frittoli as his lover, Elisabeth de Valois;Ekaterina Gubanova as Elisabeth's tormented lady-in-waiting, Princess Eboli; Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Rodrigo, Don Carlo's friend and ally; and James Morris as the menacing Grand Inquisitor. (more...)

Asian-Inspired WINTER'S TALE, RIVER BRIDE and YEOMEN OF THE GUARD Premieres, THE WIZ and More Set for OSF's 2016 SeasonAsian-Inspired WINTER'S TALE, RIVER BRIDE and YEOMEN OF THE GUARD Premieres, THE WIZ and More Set for OSF's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The ?Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) Artistic Director Bill Rauch announced the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2016 playbill today. The 2016 season is sponsored by U.S. Bank. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of Titan Theatre Company's All-Female OTHELLO Gathers for RehearsalsPhoto Flash: Cast of Titan Theatre Company's All-Female OTHELLO Gathers for Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Titan Theatre Company has started rehearsals for the final production of its 2014-15 season, an All-Female version of Shakespeare's OTHELLO. Performances will begin April 17 at the Queens Theatre. (more...)

The Betsy Stage to Present OTHELLO: A KHORUS INE, 4/17-5/23The Betsy Stage to Present OTHELLO: A KHORUS INE, 4/17-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

'OTHELLO: A Khorus Line' is the Betsy Stage's dedication to the Broadway musical and its evolution. Set in Greece, this 'demi' musical asks us to consider what we lose if we don't ask questions. (more...)

Tickets to Go on Sale 3/22 for American Ballet Theatre's 2015 Season at the MetTickets to Go on Sale 3/22 for American Ballet Theatre's 2015 Season at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

American Ballet Theatre's 2015 season at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 11-July 4, will be highlighted by the New York Premiere of an all-new production of The Sleeping Beauty, a revival of Lar Lubovitch's Othello and repertory programs featuring historic works in celebration of the Company's 75th Anniversary Season. Tickets for ABT's Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House go on sale at the box office on Sunday, March 22 at 9:00 A.M. (more...)

INDECENT, PEERLESS, THE MOORS World Premieres, Dianne Wiest Set for Yale Rep's 2015-16 SeasonINDECENT, PEERLESS, THE MOORS World Premieres, Dianne Wiest Set for Yale Rep's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre announces its 2015-16 Season, which will include three world premieres and two classics. (more...)

March Opening for COCK at the Alexander Bar and Café's Upstairs TheatreMarch Opening for COCK at the Alexander Bar and Café's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Mike Bartlett's drama, COCK, in a production directed by Paul Griffiths and starring Francis Chouler, Matt Newman, Melissa Haiden and James Skilton, comes to Alexander Bar and Cafe's Upstairs Theatre this March. Winner of the 2010 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, Bartlett's sharp, witty script takes a candid look at one mans sexuality and the difficulties that arise when faced with a whole new world of possibility. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Porters of Hellsgate's OTHELLOPhoto Flash: First Look at The Porters of Hellsgate's OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Othello kicks off The Porters of Hellsgate's ninth season, with Artistic Director Charles Pasternak returning to the boards with them for the first time since his award-nominated performance as Henry V just one year ago. The production runs now through March 28, 2015. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Host MAN OF LA MANCHA-Themed Mock Trial, 5/11Shakespeare Theatre Company to Host MAN OF LA MANCHA-Themed Mock Trial, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

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 11, 2015. This marks the 20th year that Shakespeare Theatre Company has put on the Mock Trial. The evening begins with dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Forum, followed by the Trial at 7:30 p.m. in the theatre. A special session of the Supreme Court of La Mancha will review the decisions of the Family Court to declare Don Quixote mentally incompetent and his subsequent placement under the guardianship of his niece, Antonia. (more...)

PlayMakers to Close Season with 4000 MILES, 4/1-19PlayMakers to Close Season with 4000 MILES, 4/1-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

PlayMakers Repertory Company will conclude its Mainstage Season with Pulitzer Prize finalist "4000 Miles" by Amy Herzog, onstage April 1 through 19. PlayMakers is the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (more...)

Eric Owens to Headline Opera Philadelphia's DON CARLO, 4/24Eric Owens to Headline Opera Philadelphia's DON CARLO, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Superstar bass-baritone and native Philadelphian Eric Owens comes home to make his much-anticipated role debut as King Philip II in a new production of Don Carlo, Verdi's grand opera of passion and political intrigue. Five performances will be staged at the Academy of Music, April 24-May 3. Tickets are available via Ticket Philadelphia at 215-893-1018 or operaphila.org. (more...)

TCG Announces Inaugural Blue Star Theatres Grant RecipientsTCG Announces Inaugural Blue Star Theatres Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, and Blue Star Families, the country's largest chapter-based military families non-profit organization, are pleased to announce the inaugural round of the Blue Star Theatres Grant Program. (more...)

OTHELLO Opens in February at Rose PlayhouseOTHELLO Opens in February at Rose Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Returning to The Rose Playhouse after their acclaimed production of The Taming of the Shrew in 2013 and the opera Orpheus and Eurydice in 2014, Time Zone Theatre presents a new, contemporary adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello. Director Pamela Schermann transfers the action to the cityscape of modern London. Here, in this high-flying executive business world, we dive into an abyss of power and intrigue, riddled with suspicion and jealousy. Beneath the surface of this civilised and polite environment we encounter brutality and callousness. (more...)

Yale University Library Nabs Archive of Pulitzer-Winning Playwright Paula VogelYale University Library Nabs Archive of Pulitzer-Winning Playwright Paula Vogel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University is pleased to announce that it has acquired the literary archive of dramatist Paula Vogel, a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a celebrated teacher who has mentored a generation of playwrights. Vogel is the first American female playwright to have her archive included in the Yale Collection of American Literature, where she joins such luminaries as Eugene O'Neill, Thornton Wilder, A. R. Gurney, and John Guare. (more...)

EDITH CAN SHOOT THINGS AND HIT THEM Opens Crowded Fire's 2015 Season, 2/26-3/21EDITH CAN SHOOT THINGS AND HIT THEM Opens Crowded Fire's 2015 Season, 2/26-3/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

The Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) 2015 season begins with the youthful, heartfelt play by A. Rey Pamatmat, Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them opening on March 2, running through March 21 at the Thick House in San Francisco's Potrero Hill. (more...)

Kate Eastwood Norris and Holly Twyford to Star in MARY STUART at the Folger, 1/27-3/8Kate Eastwood Norris and Holly Twyford to Star in MARY STUART at the Folger, 1/27-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

England's most storied rivalry takes center stage at Folger Theatre in Friedrich Schiller's classic drama Mary Stuart from January 27- March 8, 2015. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 SeasonHouston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

Houston, January 29, 2015-Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 2015-16 season showcases the vibrant and diverse artistic mix that marks HGO as a leading 21st-century American opera company: Wagner's Siegfried, the third installment of La Fura dels Baus's imaginative Ring cycle featuring a new generation of Wagnerians; the world premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players; Dvo?ak's fairy tale rarity Rusalka; a holiday revival of family favorite The Little Prince from the award-winning composer Rachel Portman and librettist Nicholas Wright; a new production of The Marriage of Figaro and a new-to-Houston Eugene Onegin; a beloved core production, Tosca; and the Houston debut of Broadway sensation Rob Ashford's take on the classic musical Carousel. Through its community collaboration program HGOco, the company will present two additional world premieres: O Columbia, a chamber opera by composer Gregory Spears and librettist Royce Vavrek that examines the past, present, and future of the American spirit of exploration; and another chamber opera, by composer David Hanlon and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann, about the impact of hurricanes on the Texas Gulf coast. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Elizabeth Bunch Talks Alley Theatre's AS YOU LIKE ITBWW Interviews: Elizabeth Bunch Talks Alley Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT
by Katricia Lang - Jan 30, 2015

AS YOU LIKE IT is pastoral romantic comedy featuring two heroines and, as always, starcrossed lovers, cross dressing and mistaken identities. Elizabeth Bunch is Rosalind, the beautiful, quick witted daughter of an exiled duke. Emily Trask is Celia, Rosalind's loyal cousin and closest friend. Together, Celia and Rosalind travel through the forest getting themselves in and out of hijinks. (more...)

OTHELLO to Open The Porter's Ninth Season, 2/28OTHELLO to Open The Porter's Ninth Season, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

OTHELLO kicks off The Porters' ninth season, returning Artistic Director Charles Pasternak to the boards for The Porters for the first time since his award-nominated performance playing King Henry V just one year ago. Since then he has worked with The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles in The Merchant of Venice, The Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis in Henry IV and Henry V, Indiana Repertory Theatre in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Much Ado About Nothing. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Devastatingly Competent OTHELLO Leaves Audience Out in the Cold at MaynardvilleBWW Reviews: Devastatingly Competent OTHELLO Leaves Audience Out in the Cold at Maynardville
by David Fick - Jan 26, 2015

Fred Abrahamse's staging of OTHELLO fails to capture the accelerating spiral in which the titular character finds himself on the way to his doom; this OTHELLO is a bland, watered down affair that is, at best, a devastatingly competent reading of the play. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OTHELLO, The Lyric Hammersmith, January 19 2015BWW Reviews: OTHELLO, The Lyric Hammersmith, January 19 2015
by Gary Naylor - Jan 20, 2015

Gary Naylor sees a brilliantly staged update of Shakespeare's tale of jealousy, love and misunderstandings that reaches out to a young audience and may hook them forever. (more...)

Sheila Callaghan's EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH Begins 1/28 at RattlestickSheila Callaghan's EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH Begins 1/28 at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, True Love Productions and The Theatre @ Boston Court have announced that the New York Premiere of Everything You Touch, written by Sheila Callaghan and directed by Jessica Kubzansky, will begin previews Wednesday, January 28 at 8pm at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. The official opening night is set for Thursday, February 12 at 7pm. Everything You Touch is scheduled to run through Sunday, March 29, 2015. (more...)

OTHELLO Opens at Maynardville this SummerOTHELLO Opens at Maynardville this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Artscape's 2015 Shakespeare production at the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre will be the tragedy, OTHELLO, a play still as gripping today as it was when it was written 400 years ago. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Seattle Shake's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Modernizes Tale of Virtue and ViceBWW Reviews: Seattle Shake's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Modernizes Tale of Virtue and Vice
by Jay Irwin - Jan 12, 2015

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I typically have two main sticking points when it comes to Shakespeare productions. First that if you must transplant the time or locale of the piece, make it meaningful and second don't just say the pretty words but convey the intent behind them. And while Seattle Shakespeare Company's current production of "Measure for Measure" succeeds in the first regard, the latter only partially so, making some elements of the show feel stiff and forced. (more...)

Shakespeare Uncovered Preview: OTHELLO with David HarewoodShakespeare Uncovered Preview: OTHELLO with David Harewood
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 5, 2015

In the fourth installment of Shakespeare Uncovered - Series 2, David Harewood asks a very difficult question. Could you kill a person you love? Shakespeare made his audience confront that question when he created the character of Othello 400 years ago. It holds a key to understanding how such a strong warrior could end up so vulnerable that he would actually consider killing his wife. Harewood says, 'Whether you love him or hate him, we have to understand Othello. If you don't understand Othello, I don't think you understand yourself.' (more...)

The Vancouver Opera Presents DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/28-3/8The Vancouver Opera Presents DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/28-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Break out the champagne! Every night will be party night when VO's intoxicating Die Fledermaus hits the Queen Elizabeth. Be prepared to laugh as the all-Canadian cast transports audiences to high society Vienna, complete with costume swaps, mistaken identities, hypnosis by pocket watch and plenty of bubbly. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Conducts DON GIOVANNI Led By Baritone Peter Mattei, Tonight!Alan Gilbert Conducts DON GIOVANNI Led By Baritone Peter Mattei, Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic, conducts Mozart's Don Giovanni with an internationally renowned cast led by Swedish baritone Peter Mattei, who is widely recognized as one of the world's foremost interpreters of the title role. South African soprano Elza van den Heever returns to the Met for the first time since her acclaimed debut two seasons ago as Queen Elizabeth I in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda. In Don Giovanni, she takes on the demanding role of Donna Anna, who seeks to exact revenge on the infamous rake who has killed her father. British sopranoEmma Bell returns as the lovelorn Donna Elvira and young American mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey adds a new role to her Met repertory as the ingenue Zerlina. Russian tenor Dmitry Korchak makes his Met debut as Anna's patient fiance, Don Ottavio, and Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni returns as Don Giovanni's comic sidekick, Leporello, a role that won him plaudits at the 2011 premiere of this production by Michael Grandage. Czech bass-baritone Adam Plachetka makes his Met debut as Masetto, and veteran James Morris sings the role of the Commendatore, following his triumph as Hans Sachs in Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg earlier this season. Sets and costume designs are by Christopher Oram, lighting by Paule Constable, and choreography by Ben Wright. At the final performance on March 6, Jennifer Check will sing Donna Elvira, and Ievgen Orlov will sing the Commendatore. (more...)

Broadway Veteran, Emmy Winner Peter Macon to Play Othello at 58th Annual Colorado Shakespeare FestivalBroadway Veteran, Emmy Winner Peter Macon to Play Othello at 58th Annual Colorado Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Emmy Award-winning actor Peter Macon will headline the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's 2015 professional acting company, which also features a real-life Shakespeare love story, a reunion of old friends and perennial favorites in challenging new roles. (more...)

Makram J Khoury, Patsy Ferran & More Set for RSC's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE & OTHELLO This SummerMakram J Khoury, Patsy Ferran & More Set for RSC's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE & OTHELLO This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Casting is announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) summer productions of The Merchant of Venice and Othello, running in repertoire in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and broadcast worldwide 'Live from Stratford-upon-Avon'. (more...)

FIRST FOLIO! THE BOOK THAT GAVE US SHAKESPEARE Coming to The Old GlobeFIRST FOLIO! THE BOOK THAT GAVE US SHAKESPEARE Coming to The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

THE OLD GLOBE, in partnership with the SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY, has been selected as the host site for the state of California for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world's most treasured books. The Folger Shakespeare Library, in partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association, is touring a First Folio of Shakespeare in 2016 to all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico. (more...)

FLAGSTAD - TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY to Play Scandinavia House, 2/26-28FLAGSTAD - TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY to Play Scandinavia House, 2/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Bjorn Simensen, director, Kirsten Flagstad Festival Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America presents Flagstad - Triumph and Tragedy, an intimate portrait of the world famous Norwegian soprano Kirsten Flagstad (1895-1962), regarded by many as the voice of the century. The new play one-woman play, which will be performed here in English, was written and directed by Norwegian playwright Einar Bjorge, and stars renowned Norwegian actress Nina Bendiksen. (more...)

Visiting Chicago Directors and More Set for American Players' 2015 Summer SeasonVisiting Chicago Directors and More Set for American Players' 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

?American Players Theatre (APT) announces its 36th Summer Season, June 6 to October 18, 2015, a diverse lineup of eight classical and contemporary plays in repertory that includes the work of two visiting Chicago directors: Derrick Sanders, founding artistic director of Congo Square Theatre Company, makes his APT debut directing The Island by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona in APT's intimate 200-seat Touchstone Theatre; and Jeff Award winner William Brown returns to direct Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire in APT's flagship 1148-seat outdoor amphitheater Up the Hill. (more...)

Vancouver Opera to Present DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/28Vancouver Opera to Present DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~ Are you ready to waltz? Rehearsals are underway for VO's rollicking production of Die Fledermaus, onstage for four performances only at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Vancouverites are in for a treat as the all-Canadian cast gets ready to make audiences laugh with mistaken identities, hypnosis by pocket watch, plenty of bubbly, and of course, the delightful music of Johann Strauss Jr. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/16/2015 - PARADE in Concert and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/16/2015 - PARADE in Concert and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 16, 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: PARADE comes to Lincoln Center tonight! (more...)

Casting Announced for TSP's Modern Dress OTHELLOCasting Announced for TSP's Modern Dress OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

To kick off a season that explores gender warfare, victim shaming, racial bias and police corruption, The Seeing Place Theater announces its cast for Shakespeare's timeless drama, OTHELLO. (more...)

Cynthia Nixon in AN EVENING WITH DESDEMONA AND EMILIA & More Set for 2015 Spring Public Forum Drama Club SeasonCynthia Nixon in AN EVENING WITH DESDEMONA AND EMILIA & More Set for 2015 Spring Public Forum Drama Club Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The Public Theater announced the 2015 Spring Public Forum season, featuring an exciting line-up of one-night-only readings and discussions that connect dramatic literature to society. Continuing its fifth year, the popular Public Forum series presents the theater of ideas: conversations and performances with leading voices in politics, media, and the arts. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OTHELLO Grapples With the Aftermath of WarBWW Reviews: OTHELLO Grapples With the Aftermath of War
by Pamela Roberts - Feb 12, 2015

Shakespeare may not have known Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in his time, but Director Tom Prewitt sees all the classic symptoms in Othello. With this lens of PTSD, WSC Avant Bard's current production becomes an examination of civilian vs. military life, generational differences, differing life experiences and, at its core, the terrible ravages of war. Race, the central feature in so many interpretations of Othello, is almost incidental here. (more...)

FLAGSTAD to Play Scandinavia House, 2/26-28FLAGSTAD to Play Scandinavia House, 2/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Bjorn Simensen, director, Kirsten Flagstad Festival Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America presents Flagstad - Triumph and Tragedy, the new play written and directed by Norwegian playwright Einar Bjorge, and starring renowned Norwegian actress Nina Bendiksen. (more...)

Renee Fleming, Kelli O'Hara and Nathan Gunn Lead the Met's MERRY WIDOW, Beginning TonightRenee Fleming, Kelli O'Hara and Nathan Gunn Lead the Met's MERRY WIDOW, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2014

Renee Fleming will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first-ever performances of Hanna Glawari, the title role in Lehar's The Merry Widow, at the Met this season. Four-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman makes her Met debut as director and choreographer of a new production of the comic operetta, in which a wealthy widow's countrymen launch a romantic plot to keep her -- and her tax dollars -- within their borders. (more...)

Aux Dog Theatre to Present MR. BURNS, A POST ELECTRIC PLAY, Beginning 1/9Aux Dog Theatre to Present MR. BURNS, A POST ELECTRIC PLAY, Beginning 1/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

MR. BURNS, a post electric play by Anne Washburn will be directed by Victoria J Liberatori with musical direction by Nathaniel Flake for Aux Dog Theatre Company on February 2, 2015. (more...)

Eve Best & Kelly Reilly Will Join Clive Owen in OLD TIMES During Roundabout's 50th Anniversary SeasonEve Best & Kelly Reilly Will Join Clive Owen in OLD TIMES During Roundabout's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Eve Best will star as "Anna" and Olivier Award nominee Kelly Reilly will star as "Kate" opposite Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Clive Owen as "Deeley" in Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th anniversary season production of Old Times by Harold Pinter, directed by Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge. (more...)

A.R.T. Institute to Present 'MUCH ADO' & 'DESDEMONA'A.R.T. Institute to Present 'MUCH ADO' & 'DESDEMONA'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School Institute for Advanced Theater Training, presents the last two productions of its season, William Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Anya Safir, and Paula Vogel's Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief, directed by Melia Bensussen. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Twin Titans Go Head to Head in OTHELLO at Pittsburgh PublicBWW Reviews: Twin Titans Go Head to Head in OTHELLO at Pittsburgh Public
by Greg Kerestan - Apr 27, 2015

It's Othello's downfall but Iago's show in Pittsburgh Public's thrilling presentation of Shakespeare's tragic thriller. (more...)

Salt Lake Acting Company Presents a Free Reading of a Play by Kathleen CahillSalt Lake Acting Company Presents a Free Reading of a Play by Kathleen Cahill
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) closes out its 20th season of the New Play Sounding Series (NPSS) with a free reading of HARBUR GATE by Kathleen Cahill, directed by Cohen Ambrose on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Factory 449 to Stage CLOSET LAND, 4/17-5/10Factory 449 to Stage CLOSET LAND, 4/17-5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Factory 449: a theatre collective, coming off four 2015 Helen Hayes Award nominations for its production of Jessica Dickey's The Amish Project, presents CLOSET LAND by Radha Bharadwaj (Basil). Directed by Helen Hayes Award-winner Rick Hammerly and featuring Factory 449 Company Members Sara Barker and David Lamont Wilson, CLOSET LAND performs April 17 to May 10, 2015 at Anacostia Arts Center (1231 Good Hope Road, SE). (more...)

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