Scoop: RED BAND SOCIETY on FOX - Wednesday, October 1, 2014Scoop: RED BAND SOCIETY on FOX - Wednesday, October 1, 2014
by - Sep 29, 2014

Get all the scoop on RED BAND SOCIETY, airing on FOX on Wednesday, October 1, 2014! (more...)

PHILADELPHIA, HERE I COME! to Play T.Schreiber Theatre, 10/15-11/22PHILADELPHIA, HERE I COME! to Play T.Schreiber Theatre, 10/15-11/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

A young man looks toward the future even as he finds himself remembering the past in Brian Friel's comedic drama Philadelphia, Here I Come!, presented by T. Schreiber Theatre at 151 West 26th Street on the 7th floor. Directed by Jake Turner, Philadelphia, Here I Come! will run from October 15 through November 22 with performances Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Present THE GOD GAME Through TodayStark Naked Theatre to Present THE GOD GAME Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Following a critically-acclaimed third season, Stark Naked Theatre Company opens its fourth season on September 5th with the southwest regional premiere of The God Game, written by award-winning playwright Suzanne Bradbeer. Critics praised The God Game in its world premiere earlier this year, calling it "a superb new drama" and "the sort of new work that theatre fans long to see." And just in time for election season, Houston audiences will likewise be enthralled with Stark Naked's production of this exciting political drama. The God Game is a relevant and thought-provoking new play that deftly examines the role of faith on the national political stage. Running through September 20th at Stark Naked Theatre's STUDIO 101, The God Game is directed by Jennifer Dean and features perennial favorites Justin Doran, Philip Lehl, and Kim Tobin-Lehl in the lead roles. (more...)

BULL And LIPPY To Play The Maria At The Young Vic In 2015BULL And LIPPY To Play The Maria At The Young Vic In 2015
by Carrie Dunn - Sep 17, 2014

Two internationally acclaimed productions receive their London premieres at the Young Vic in 2015. Bull, Mike Bartlett's dark workplace comedy will run 8 January - 7 February 2015. Lippy, an exploration of a real-life Irish tragedy and a major hit at the Dublin and Edinburgh Festivals, will run 19 February - 21 March 2015. (more...)

RSC's MERCHANT OF VENICE, GAME World Premiere & CARMEN Reimagining Set for the Almeida's 2014-15 SeasonRSC's MERCHANT OF VENICE, GAME World Premiere & CARMEN Reimagining Set for the Almeida's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Almeida Theatre has announced its new Winter-Spring 2014-15 season, featuring Rupert Goold's celebrated RSC production of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, starring Ian McDiarmid as Shylock and Susannah Fielding reprising her role as Portia; Robert Icke directing Tobias Menzies in an intimate staging of Wallace Shawn's THE FEVER AT THE MAY FAIR HOTEL; the World Premiere of Mike Bartlett's play GAME, directed by Sacha Wares and designed by Miriam Buether in a radical reconfiguration of the theater; and Simon Stephens reimagining Bizet's CARMEN in the UK premiere of CARMEN DISRUPTION, helmed by Michael Longhurst. (more...)

Sherrie Lueder and Co-Author Dawn Taarud Release MY GUARDED SECRETSSherrie Lueder and Co-Author Dawn Taarud Release MY GUARDED SECRETS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Greg grows up on a farm in Charles City, Iowa. The son of alcoholic parents, neglected and left to fend for himself, Greg is drinking and driving at the age of thirteen. Never getting an allowance, he finds an easy way to access cash...once he masters his father's signature. Kindhearted Greg, feeling an inner desire to help people, dreams of becoming a police officer. At the age of eighteen, he is ready to pursue that dream, but his father does the unthinkable...putting Greg's life on hold and causing his dreams to shatter. Alienated from his family and feeling deep resentment, Greg spends the next few years in an alcoholic haze. Traveling from state to state and job to job, he struggles with a past he cannot forget. After fighting his own demons for years Greg is finally able to emerge a winner, he meets his guardian angel and begins to gain control of his destiny. He shares incredible stories of working for well-known celebrities to a debunked, self-proclaimed Faith Healer. 'My Guarded Secrets' A True Story, is a true page turner and is available on Amazon as well as other e-Book outlets Excerpt: Chapter 1 I had to be in bed by eight o'clock, tomorrow was a school day. I dreaded it, not school-but the nighttime. The sick feeling was always there, kind of like having a bad cold, but it was in the pit of my stomach instead, and it got worse at night. I put on my pajamas and got into bed. I double-checked the alarm to make sure it was set for 5:30 AM. Brutus, my little Pekingese Pomeranian mix, who was also my best friend, jumped onto the bed and snuggled close beside me. I laid there in the dark-waiting-I knew what was coming. It wasn't long until I heard a commotion coming from the living room, doors slamming and things dropping to the floor. My body involuntarily flinched as the high-pitched sound of my mother's voice broke the silence. Each word was slow and deliberate as if she was trying to stab my father with each word. 'Where-in-the-hell-did-you-put-my-vodka-again...you son of a bitch!' Then I heard my father's deep voice as he yelled back. 'Go screw yourself, I didn't touch it! Why don't you just drag yourself over to the liquor cabinet and get another bottle!' I flew out of bed and ran for the closet. Brutus knew the routine; he was already ahead of me. I pulled the door shut and sat on a little shelf. Brutus jumped onto my lap. Sensing my fear, he whimpered and started licking my face. I kept a blanket in the closet and pulled it around us. (more...)

THE THREE LIONS Returns For UK Tour Prior To St James Theatre, Mar 2015THE THREE LIONS Returns For UK Tour Prior To St James Theatre, Mar 2015
by Carrie Dunn - Oct 8, 2014

Following a critically acclaimed run at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe, William Gaminara's comedy The Three Lionsreturns for a national tour and run at St. James Theatre, London. The production begins its tour at Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford (2 - 7 March 2015), before travelling to the New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich (9 - 14 March 2015) and Liverpool Playhouse (16 - 21 March), ahead of a six week run at St James Theatre. There it will open on 26 March, with previews from 24 March, and run until 2 May. Philip Wilson directs Dugald Bruce-Lockhart, Tom Davey and Sean Browne - recreating their roles of David Beckham, David Cameron and Prince William from the original run. (more...)

Coen Brothers' HAIL, CAESAR! to Hit Theaters in 2016Coen Brothers' HAIL, CAESAR! to Hit Theaters in 2016
by Movies News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

According to Deadline, the Coen brothers' all-star drama HAIL, CAESAR! has received a release date February 5, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A Red Orchid Theatre's STRANDLINEPhoto Flash: First Look at A Red Orchid Theatre's STRANDLINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

A Red Orchid Theatre opens its 22nd Season with the US premiere of Strandline, written by Abbie Spallen and directed by JR Sullivan (The Faith Healer). The production runs October 23 - December 7, 2014 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Press Opening is Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7 p.m. (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre Stages US Premiere of STRANDLINE, Beginning TonightA Red Orchid Theatre Stages US Premiere of STRANDLINE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

A Red Orchid Theatre opens its 22nd Season with the US premiere of Strandline, written by Abbie Spallen and directed by JR Sullivan (The Faith Healer). The production runs today, October 23 - December 7, 2014 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Press Opening is Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Quotidian Theatre Company to Stage HEDDA GABLER, 10/24-11/23Quotidian Theatre Company to Stage HEDDA GABLER, 10/24-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Following a season that included a best-selling production of 'The Iceman Cometh', the critically acclaimed three-person storytelling drama 'Faith Healer', and the highly successful US premiere of internationally renowned playwright Conor McPherson's 'The Veil', Quotidian Theatre Company opens its 17th season with a new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's 'Hedda Gabler', updating the action of the play to the socially relevant climate of 1963 Georgetown. Quotidian's production runs October 24 - November 23 at The Writer's Center in downtown Bethesda. (more...)

TimeLine Theatre to Stage MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, 8/22-10/18TimeLine Theatre to Stage MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, 8/22-10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

TimeLine Theatre Company opens its 2014-15 season-the company's 18th season-with the Chicago premiere of MY NAME IS ASHER LEV by Aaron Posner, based on the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok. MY NAME IS ASHER LEV is directed by Kimberly Senior, the Chicago-based director who after this production next directs Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning play DISGRACED on Broadway. MY NAME IS ASHER LEV runs at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue in Chicago, August 28 - October 18, 2014 (previews August 22 - 27). Press Opening is Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

PHILADELPHIA, HERE I COME! Plays the T.Schreiber Theatre, Now thru 11/22PHILADELPHIA, HERE I COME! Plays the T.Schreiber Theatre, Now thru 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

A young man looks toward the future even as he finds himself remembering the past in Brian Friel's comedic drama Philadelphia, Here I Come!, presented by T. Schreiber Theatre at 151 West 26th Street on the 7th floor. Directed by Jake Turner, Philadelphia, Here I Come! will run from today, October 15 through November 22 with performances Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm. (more...)

Scoop: RED BAND SOCIETY on FOX - Tonight, October 1, 2014Scoop: RED BAND SOCIETY on FOX - Tonight, October 1, 2014
by TV Scoop - Oct 1, 2014

Get all the scoop on RED BAND SOCIETY, airing on FOX tonight, October 1, 2014! (more...)

Rupert Goold's MERCHANT OF VENICE Production Announces Full CastRupert Goold's MERCHANT OF VENICE Production Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Full casting is today announced for Rupert Goold's The Merchant of Venice at the Almeida Theatre. Former Almeida Artistic Director Ian McDiarmid will play Shylock alongside Susannah Fielding and Scott Handy, who reprise their roles as Portia and Antonio. The company includes Vinta Morgan, Vincenzo Nicoli, Finlay Robertson, Raphael Sowole, Tim Steed, Jonathan Tafler, Anthony Welsh, Tom Weston-Jones and original RSC cast members Jamie Beamish, Rebecca Brewer, Caroline Martin and Emily Plumtree. (more...)

Ian McDiarmid, Susannah Fielding & More to Star in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at the Almeida TheatreIan McDiarmid, Susannah Fielding & More to Star in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at the Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Full casting is today announced for Rupert Goold's The Merchant of Venice at the Almeida Theatre. Former Almeida Artistic Director Ian McDiarmid will play Shylock alongside Susannah Fielding and Scott Handy, who reprise their roles as Portia and Antonio. The company includes Vinta Morgan, Vincenzo Nicoli, Finlay Robertson, Raphael Sowole, Tim Steed, Jonathan Tafler, Anthony Welsh, Tom Weston-Jones and original RSC cast members Jamie Beamish, Rebecca Brewer, Caroline Martin and Emily Plumtree. (more...)

Unicorn Theatre to Stage I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERSUnicorn Theatre to Stage I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers is a one-woman play about a ground-breaking Hollywood agent. For more than 20 years, Sue Mengers' clients were the biggest names in show business, and her dinner parties were the envy of Hollywood. Now, you're invited into her glamorous Beverly Hills home for an evening of dish, dirty secrets and all the inside showbiz details only Sue can tell you. Warning: This play contains profanity from a hard-drinking, pot-smoking catty Hollywood gossip! Sue had the scoop on all of her "twinkly" clients: Barbra Streisand, Faye Dunaway, Burt Reynolds, Ali MacGraw, Gene Hackman, Cher, Candice Bergen, Ryan O'Neal, Nick Nolte, Mike Nichols, Gore Vidal, Bob Fosse and more! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/21/14 - POCATELLO Begins, PATTI ISSUES Returns, CHICAGO Celebrates, Mike Nichols Remembered and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/21/14 - POCATELLO Begins, PATTI ISSUES Returns, CHICAGO Celebrates, Mike Nichols Remembered and More!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 21, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: POCATELLO begins off-Broadway, PATTI ISSUES returns to NYC, plus CHICAGO hits a milestone and 'A PARTICLE OF DREAD' opens on Sunday! (more...)

PHILADELPHIA, HERE I COME! to Play T.Schreiber Theatre, 10/15-11/22PHILADELPHIA, HERE I COME! to Play T.Schreiber Theatre, 10/15-11/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

A young man looks toward the future even as he finds himself remembering the past in Brian Friel's comedic drama Philadelphia, Here I Come!, presented by T. Schreiber Theatre at 151 West 26th Street on the 7th floor. Directed by Jake Turner, Philadelphia, Here I Come! will run from October 15 through November 22 with performances Wednesday-Today at 8pm. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to Colonial Theatre, 12/14-22A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to Colonial Theatre, 12/14-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group has announced the reprise of its annual community production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, adapted by Eric Hill and co-directed by Eric Hill and Travis G. Daly and presented for the fourth time at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. This year's production includes 30 talented young Berkshire county actors many of whom are returning to the Colonial Theatre and some who are performing for the first time. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group to Present MASHA'S SEAGULL, 5/22-24Berkshire Theatre Group to Present MASHA'S SEAGULL, 5/22-24
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Masha's Seagull at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. Masha's Seagull runs from Friday, May 22 through Sunday, May 24. Opening night is Saturday, May 23 at 7pm.  (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre to Open Season with THE ROYAL FAMILYThe Shakespeare Theatre to Open Season with THE ROYAL FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 53rd Season opens with The Royal Family, the Tony Award-winning American classic by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Performances begin Wednesday, May 27th and continue through Sunday, June 21st at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Individual tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by visiting ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Los Angeles Premiere of VIOLET Provides an Unparalleled Spiritual Journey of Great Depth by Kelrik ProductionsBWW Reviews: Los Angeles Premiere of VIOLET Provides an Unparalleled Spiritual Journey of Great Depth by Kelrik Productions
by Don Grigware - May 26, 2015

When Violet first premiered off-Broadway in 1997, it created a stir winning two prizes for Best Musical but didn't make waves until 2014 when it transferred to Broadway in an all new production starring Sutton Foster. It heartfully tells the story of a disfigured girl from Spruce Pine, North Carolina Violet Karl who makes a journey to Tulsa, Oklahoma in the hopes of being physically transformed by a Faith Healer. An accident occurred when she was a teen - a blade that her father was using cut her face, leaving an ugly scar - and Violet always blamed her father proclaiming that he did not want her to be pretty. She would have no male prospects and be forced to stay on to live with him on their small farm. The scar runs deep - 'it reaches to your heart' new acquaintances tell her, so the journey to find a brand new 'glamorized' look means everything to Violet who will sacrifice just about anything to have it all. (more...)

Ralph Fiennes to Star in THE MASTER BUILDER at the Old Vic Next Year; Coming to the Almeida in 2017?Ralph Fiennes to Star in THE MASTER BUILDER at the Old Vic Next Year; Coming to the Almeida in 2017?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Ralph Fiennes, currently starring in Man and Superman at the National, will return to the stage in Ibsen's THE MASTER BUILDER at the Old Vic next winter. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton Join Imelda Staunton in West End's GYPSYPhoto Flash: Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton Join Imelda Staunton in West End's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Joining Imelda Staunton, who stars as the indomitable Momma Rose in the West End transfer of Jonathan Kent's production of Gypsy, are Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton who reprise the roles of Louise and June respectively in the five star Chichester Festival Theatre production, while Peter Davison joins the cast to play Herbie. The cast also features Dan Burton as Tulsa, Billy Hartman as Uncle Jocko, Jack Chissick as Mr Goldstone, Anita Louise Combe as Tessie Tura, Harry Dickman as Pop, Lucinda Shaw as Mother, Roger Dipper as L.A., Louise Gold as Mazeppa, Clare Halse as Majorie May, Tom Hodgkins as Mr Weber, Kieran Jae as Yonkers, Julie Legrand as Electra, Danielle Morris as Geraldine, Luke Street as Little Rock, Damien Poole as Kansas, Lauren Hall as Delores and Natalie Woods as Agnes. Ensemble members include Liz Ewing, Lauren Ingram, Tom Murphy and Phillip Catchpole. The casting of the roles of Baby June and Baby Louise will be announced shortly. (more...)

CASA VALENTINA, VIOLET, BOOTYCANDY and More Set for SpeakEasy's 2015-16 SeasonCASA VALENTINA, VIOLET, BOOTYCANDY and More Set for SpeakEasy's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Two powerhouse musicals DOGFIGHT and VIOLET; two explosive Off-Broadway plays APPROPRIATE and BOOTYCANDY; and the New England debut of Harvey Fierstein's acclaimed comic-drama CASA VALENTINA are set for SpeakEasy Stage Company's 2015-16 Season, the company's Founder and Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault announced today. (more...)

Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover Team for New Musical 'SHUFFLE ALONG'; Coming to Broadway Next Spring!Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover Team for New Musical 'SHUFFLE ALONG'; Coming to Broadway Next Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Next spring, Tony Award winners Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe, and Savion Glover will team up to collaborate on SHUFFLE ALONG, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a musical about the events that led to the creation of the groundbreaking Eubie Blake-Noble Sissle musical Shuffle Along. Starring Audra McDonald as the 1920's star Lottie Gee, directed by George C. Wolfe -- with a book written by Wolfe -- and choreographed by Savion Glover, the musical marks the first time that the writer/director and choreographer will have worked together since their 1996 hit Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk. Previews will begin Monday, March 14, 2016. Opening night is Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

BWW Features: Irish Success Stories at the Tony AwardsBWW Features: Irish Success Stories at the Tony Awards
by Chris McCormack - Jun 8, 2015

When it comes to Irish theatre and the Tony Awards, the distance is never great. (more...)

Lughnasa International Friel Festival Begins Next MonthLughnasa International Friel Festival Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Ireland will celebrate its greatest modern playwright, Brian Friel, in a major two-part festival with performances, talks, discussions, music, dance and good food between 20 and 31 August 2015. (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Opens 1/22 at The EngemanVANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Opens 1/22 at The Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater has announced the cast and creative team for VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE. Performances begin on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through March 8, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lara Pulver and Peter Davison Join West End's GYPSYPhoto Flash: Lara Pulver and Peter Davison Join West End's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Joining Imelda Staunton, who stars as the indomitable Momma Rose in the West End transfer of Jonathan Kent's production of Gypsy, are Lara Pulver who will reprise the role of Louise and Peter Davison who joins the cast to play Herbie. Final casting for this five star Chichester Festival Theatre production will be announced shortly. Take a look at photos of the three leads below! (more...)

THE OTHER PLACE to Make Chicago Premiere at Profiles Theatre, 2/13-4/5THE OTHER PLACE to Make Chicago Premiere at Profiles Theatre, 2/13-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Profiles Theatre continues its 26th Season with the Chicago premiere of The Other Place by Sharr White, directed by Artistic Director Joe Jahraus. The production runs February 13 - April 5, 2015 at Profiles Theatre's The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. The press opening is Thursday, February 19 at 8pm. (more...)

The John W. Engeman Theater Announces Cast of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEThe John W. Engeman Theater Announces Cast of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater has announced the cast and creative team for VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE. Performances begin on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through March 8, 2015. (more...)

Ralph Fiennes Stars in MAN AND SUPERMAN, Beginning Tonight at the National TheatreRalph Fiennes Stars in MAN AND SUPERMAN, Beginning Tonight at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Ralph Fiennes returns to the National Theatre to star as 'John Tanner' in George Bernard Shaw's MAN AND SUPERMAN, beginning tonight, February 25, 2015. The play is directed by Simon Godwin, who has worked at both the National Theatre and the Royal Court. (more...)

HO HO HUMBUG World Premiere Opens Tonight at Stark Naked TheatreHO HO HUMBUG World Premiere Opens Tonight at Stark Naked Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Stark Naked Theatre Company presents its first-ever holiday production with the world premiere of Ho Ho Humbug - a hilarious Christmas-themed comedy produced in association with Third Coast Creative. Certain to become an annual holiday tradition for Houston theatre go-ers, Ho Ho Humbug opens tonight, December 5th and runs through December 24th at Stark Naked's STUDIO 101. The play is recommended for audiences aged 13 and older. (more...)

BWW Recap: It's a CONSTANTINE Revival with 'Blessed Are The Damned'BWW Recap: It's a CONSTANTINE Revival with 'Blessed Are The Damned'
by Misha Davenport - Dec 5, 2014

Comic book's favorite mystical anti-hero takes on a faith-healer on this week's ep, 'Blessed are the Damned.' Sit a spell, won't you? (more...)

RSC's MERCHANT OF VENICE, GAME World Premiere & CARMEN Reimagining Set for the Almeida's 2014-15 SeasonRSC's MERCHANT OF VENICE, GAME World Premiere & CARMEN Reimagining Set for the Almeida's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

The Almeida Theatre has announced its new Winter-Spring 2014-15 season, featuring Rupert Goold's celebrated RSC production of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, starring Ian McDiarmid as Shylock and Susannah Fielding reprising her role as Portia; Robert Icke directing Tobias Menzies in an intimate staging of Wallace Shawn's THE FEVER AT THE MAY FAIR HOTEL; the World Premiere of Mike Bartlett's play GAME, directed by Sacha Wares and designed by Miriam Buether in a radical reconfiguration of the theater; and Simon Stephens reimagining Bizet's CARMEN in the UK premiere of CARMEN DISRUPTION, helmed by Michael Longhurst. (more...)

HO HO HUMBUG World Premiere to Open 12/5 at Stark Naked TheatreHO HO HUMBUG World Premiere to Open 12/5 at Stark Naked Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Stark Naked Theatre Company presents its first-ever holiday production with the world premiere of Ho Ho Humbug - a hilarious Christmas-themed comedy produced in association with Third Coast Creative. Certain to become an annual holiday tradition for Houston theatre go-ers, Ho Ho Humbug opens on Friday, December 5th and runs through December 24th at Stark Naked's STUDIO 101. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/22 - Ralph FiennesSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/22 - Ralph Fiennes
by Stage Tube - Dec 22, 2014

Happy Birthday, Ralph Fiennes! Fiennes' 2006 performance in the play Faith Healer gained him a nomination for a 2007 Tony Award. In 2008, Fiennes worked with frequent collaborator director Jonathan Kent to play the title role in Sophocles's Oedipus the King at The National Theatre in London. He has appeared in films such as The English Patient, In Bruges, The Constant Gardener, Strange Days and Maid in Manhattan. He is also well known for his portrayals of three infamous villains: Nazi war criminal Amon Goth in Schindler's List, serial killer Francis Dolarhyde in the 2002 film Red Dragon, and Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter film series. Most recently, he appeared in The Reader (2008), The Hurt Locker (2009) and as Hades in Clash of the Titans (2010). (more...)

Stage Guild Starts the New Year with IN PRAISE OF LOVEStage Guild Starts the New Year with IN PRAISE OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2014

The Washington Stage Guild continues its 29th season with IN PRAISE OF LOVE by Terence Rattigan The Washington Stage Guild continues its 2014-15 Season of Love and/or Marriage with a long-overdue revival of Terence Rattigan's witty and moving IN PRAISE OF LOVE. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Present THE GOD GAME Through 9/20Stark Naked Theatre to Present THE GOD GAME Through 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Following a critically-acclaimed third season, Stark Naked Theatre Company opens its fourth season on September 5th with the southwest regional premiere of The God Game, written by award-winning playwright Suzanne Bradbeer. Critics praised The God Game in its world premiere earlier this year, calling it "a superb new drama" and "the sort of new work that theatre fans long to see." And just in time for election season, Houston audiences will likewise be enthralled with Stark Naked's production of this exciting political drama. The God Game is a relevant and thought-provoking new play that deftly examines the role of faith on the national political stage. Running through September 20th at Stark Naked Theatre's STUDIO 101, The God Game is directed by Jennifer Dean and features perennial favorites Justin Doran, Philip Lehl, and Kim Tobin-Lehl in the lead roles. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TimeLine's MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, Now Playing Through 10/18Photo Flash: First Look at TimeLine's MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, Now Playing Through 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

TimeLine Theatre Company opens its 2014-15 season-the company's 18th season-with the Chicago premiere of MY NAME IS ASHER LEV by Aaron Posner, based on the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok. MY NAME IS ASHER LEV is directed by Kimberly Senior, the Chicago-based director who after this production next directs Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning play DISGRACED on Broadway. MY NAME IS ASHER LEV runs at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue in Chicago through October 18, 2014 (previews August 22 - 27). Press Opening was last night, Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre to Stage US Premiere of STRANDLINE, Begin. 10/23A Red Orchid Theatre to Stage US Premiere of STRANDLINE, Begin. 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

A Red Orchid Theatre opens its 22nd Season with the US premiere of Strandline, written by Abbie Spallen and directed by JR Sullivan (The Faith Healer). The production runs October 23 - December 7, 2014 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Press Opening is Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Paterson Joseph to Star in Solo Show SANCHO at Birmingham RepPaterson Joseph to Star in Solo Show SANCHO at Birmingham Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Paterson Joseph's elegant one-man show Sancho - An Act of Remembrance, celebrating the extraordinary life of Charles Ignatius Sancho will receive its first full scale production this September at Birmingham Repertory Theatre prior to a tour in the USA that includes dates at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. (more...)

TimeLine Theatre Stages MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, Now thru 10/18TimeLine Theatre Stages MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, Now thru 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

TimeLine Theatre Company opens its 2014-15 season-the company's 18th season-with the Chicago premiere of MY NAME IS ASHER LEV by Aaron Posner, based on the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok. MY NAME IS ASHER LEV is directed by Kimberly Senior, the Chicago-based director who after this production next directs Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning play DISGRACED on Broadway. MY NAME IS ASHER LEV runs at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue in Chicago, August 28 - October 18, 2014 (previews August 22 - 27). Press Opening is Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Oak Park Festival Theatre to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Begin. 7/24Oak Park Festival Theatre to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Begin. 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

As the second production of its gala fortieth season, Oak Park Festival Theatre (the Midwest's oldest professional outdoor classical theatre) presents comedy's crown jewel, The Importance of Being Earnest. (more...)

Quotidian Theatre Company's 17th Season to Include HEDDA GABLER, LETTICE AND LOVAGE & MoreQuotidian Theatre Company's 17th Season to Include HEDDA GABLER, LETTICE AND LOVAGE & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Quotidian Theatre Company announces its 17th season, which includes a fresh take on an international classic, a modern comedy from a Tony award-winning playwright, and an early work from the company's favorite dramatist. (more...)

Tony Winners Cherry Jones & Denis O'Hare to Announce 2015 Drama League Nominees Later This MonthTony Winners Cherry Jones & Denis O'Hare to Announce 2015 Drama League Nominees Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The Drama League has announced that Tony Award Winners Cherry Jones and Denis O'Hare will announce the 2015 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award on Tuesday morning, April 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street, 2nd Floor). (more...)

David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, are thrilled to announce the casting for Berkshire Theatre Group's 87th summer season. (more...)

SPRING AWAKENING's Richard Southgate to Star in THE DOGS OF WAR at the Old Red LionSPRING AWAKENING's Richard Southgate to Star in THE DOGS OF WAR at the Old Red Lion
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Robin Rayner, David Adkin and TREMers are pleased to announce the cast for their upcoming production of Tim Foley's brave dark comedy The Dogs of War, starring Richard Southgate (Skins, Young Dracula and Borgia). This new play is a volatile look at a group of people battling with the fear of change, isolation and separation. (more...)

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