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Producer Barbara Whitman to be Honored at Transport Group's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and OBIE Award-winning theatre company, has announced its annual gala Gimme a Break!, will honor Tony Award-winning producer Barbara Whitman on December 8, 2014 at 6pm at the Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue at 70 Street. (more...)

Sandra Tsing Loh, Leslie Kritzer and Mary Beth Peil Set for THE MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVO Reading at 92Y Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

92Y presents Sandra Tsing Loh: A Work-In-Progress Staged Reading of The Madwoman in the Volvo, a co-production of 92Y and Sundance Institute Theatre Program, with Leslie Kritzer and Mary Beth Peil, directed by Lisa Peterson on Friday, October 10, 8:15 pm. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Exploring the Theatrical Richness of London with NTI
by National Theater Institute - Sep 29, 2014

The National Theater Institute Semester is a 14-week, credit-earning program, offering college-aged students intensive theater immersion at the two-time Tony Award-winning Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. (more...)

Linda Marlowe and James Swanton to Star in Double-Bill at Trafalgar Studios This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Miss Havisham's Expectations and Sikes & Nancy will play Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2), 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY from Tuesday 9th December 2014 to Saturday 3rd January 2015. Press Night: Friday 12th December, 7pm. These two London premieres, performed on the same evening at Trafalgar Studios, with Linda Marlowe (about to guest star in EastEnders) and James Swanton, are 'Dickens with a Difference'. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Georgia Southern University's RACE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The Theatre & Performance program at Georgia Southern University kicks off its 2013-2014 season with David Mamet's RACE; A PLAY in the Center for Art & Theatre's Black Box Theatre, running Sept. 24-Oct. 1. RACE; A PLAY opened on Sept. 24, and runs through Wednesday, Oct. 1. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

CABARET's Alan Cumming Bares All for 2015 Broadway Cares Charity Calendar
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Don't tell Mama, but according to the New York Post's Page Six, CABARET star Alan Cumming has bared all for an upcoming calendar to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Georgia Southern University's Season Opener, RACE, Showcases Talents of Student Designers
by Sally Henry - Sep 26, 2014

RACE, presented by the Georgia Southern University Theatre and Performance program, explores the heated issue of discrimination from multiple perspectives, with an emphasis, not surprisingly, on racism. (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs to Present CYMBELINE & HAMLET this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs open their season with two of Shakespeare's finest, most dynamic works. Cymbeline, under the direction of Caitlin Ryan O'Connell ('16), opens October 16 and Hamlet, directed by James D Palmer ('16) opens October 29, 2014. Cymbeline, a romantic comedy that focuses on rebellion, justice and reconciliation runs October 16-19. Next up, Hamlet, running October 29-November 2, follows a young man searching for truth while avenging his father's mysterious death. All performances take place at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire Street, Downtown Providence. General admission $10 with a discounted price of $5 for students and seniors. Tickets on sale now at Trinity Rep's box office, by phone (401) 351-4242, or online at www.trinityrep.com. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Present AS YOU LIKE IT, 10/28-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, opens its 2014-2015 mainstage season with William Shakespeare's romantic comedyAs You Like It, directed by Michael Attenborough in his American regional directing debut. As You Like It will play at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW) from October 28-December 7, 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: Four All-New Teasers for AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

FX has shared four more teasers for the higly anticipated drama AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW. The anthology series returns to the network on October 8th. Check them out below! (more...)

New Dance Theatre to Present A DATE FOR THE EVENING 10/9 at TADA!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

New Dance Theatre presents A Celestial Zenith production, appearing as part of the Emerging Artists New Work Series, 'A Date for the Evening', written by Celestial Zenith, directed and choreographed by Shannon Stowe on October 9th, 2014. (more...)

BWW Previews: Kentucky Shakespeare Announces 2015 Season - and More
by Todd Zeigler - Sep 24, 2014

For 2015, Matt Wallace and company want to make Kentucky Shakespeare a year-round affair. (more...)

OLYMPICS BER ALLES Extends Run at St. Luke's Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Franaleo Productions today announced that the Off-Broadway premiere of Samuel J. Bernstein and Marguerite Krupp's Olympics ber Alles would extend its limited engagement through October 29th at St. Luke's Theater (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Present PARTY PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly announces the Bay Area premiere of Party People, a high-wattage fusion of story and song about the legacy of the Black Panthers and Young Lords. In the 1960s these revolutionaries fought injustice, provided free food and medical care for their communities - and struggled against a government determined to suppress them. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch All-New Teaser for FX's AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW
by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

FX has shared a new teaser for the higly anticipated drama AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW. The anthology series returns to the network on October 8th. Get aFIRST LOOK below! (more...)

THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS to Play at Rice University, 11/14-22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Disguised lovers, tricky servants, and well-meaning parents cross and double-cross one another in Carlo Goldoni's 18th century slapstick filled, comic gem. The characters' search for a happy ending depends entirely on the wily servant Truffaldino, who is constantly on the lookout for a decent meal. Truffaldino's attempt to double his wages by being the servant to two masters unravels with delicious mayhem. (more...)

Georgia Southern University Opens Season With Mamet's RACE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

The Theatre & Performance program at Georgia Southern University kicks off its 2013-2014 season with David Mamet's RACE; A PLAY in the Center for Art & Theatre's Black Box Theatre, running tonight, Sept. 24-Oct. 1. (more...)

Más pequeños que el Guggenheim está por concluir su temporada en el Teatro Milán
by Liliana Vives - Sep 24, 2014

Ms pequeos que el Guggenheim est concluyendo su temporada este fin de semana (al menos la 2014, como ellos mismos dicen), en el Teatro Miln (more...)

First Look At Benedict Cumberbatch In RICHARD III For BBC's THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WAR OF THE ROSES
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 24, 2014

A first look at international stage and screen superstar Benedict Cumberbatch in the new BBC TV adaptation of William Shakespeare's historical tragedy RICHARD III is now available to view. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage HENRY VIII
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Next up on its Main Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents the Bard's epic pageant play Henry VIII. Centered around the tug-of-wars between church and state and husband and wife, the play culminates in the birth of England's future Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare's great patron and Henry's fierce and very female heir. Performances begin October 15 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue in Madison. Tickets start at $25 for preview performances and $32 for regular performances. Student rush tickets for all performances are $15, available a half-hour before curtain for with a valid student ID. Performances are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, call the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

Linda Purl to Star in THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING at Laguna Playhouse, Begin. 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present the second show of their 2014-2015 season, THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING by Joan Didion and directed by Jenny Sullivan (Steel Magnolias). 'To have Linda Purl on our stage with one of the more powerful pieces of theatre I have come across is just a triumph that our audiences and subscribers are going to treasure,' offers Wood. 'Jenny Sullivan is quite simply one of our best theatre directors working today and to have her bring her magic touch to the powerful words of Joan Didion is simply a dream realized,' adds Wareham. THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING will begin previews on Wednesday, October 8 and will open on Saturday, October 11 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare's enduring political tragedy, Julius Caesar from October 28 - December 7, 2014. Robert Richmond (Richard III and Henry V at Folger) directs the epic portrait of the battle between ambition and honor, conspiracy and loyalty, leading an outstanding ensemble including Anthony Cochrane (Broadway's War Horse and Folger's Henry VIII) as the honorable Marcus Brutus, and Maurice Jones, making his Folger Theatre debut as Caesar's closest ally, Mark Antony. (more...)

I HATE HAMLET Begins 9/26 at Playhouse Merced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Funny and often silly, find out what happens when actors take themselves too seriously, I Hate Hamlet, a comedy written by Paul Rudnick about the tumultuous relationship between an up-and-coming actor and the ghost of John Barrymore, will begin a two-weekend run at the Playhouse Merced mainstage on Friday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Nola Project's ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
by Heidi Scheuermann - Sep 23, 2014

I love plays that make me think. This is a play that made me think. It made me think about all of the people, not only in my personal life, but also around the world who suffer from some form of mental illness. It's real. It exists. And it should not be ignored. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST addresses mental illness head-on, and The Nola Project took the content and presented an absolutely stunning rendition. (more...)

Josh Sobel Named New Artistic Director of Haven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Haven Theatre Company and Executive Director Carol Cohen have announced Josh Sobel as the organization's newly appointed artistic director. Sobel is an established freelance director in the Chicago storefront theater scene, having worked with a variety of companies such as A Red Orchid Theatre, The Ruckus, Collaboraction, New Leaf Theatre and Strawdog Theatre Company, where he also serves as literary manager and ensemble member. In addition to assuming the role of artistic director for Haven Theatre Company, Sobel will be directing We Three at the side project this fall and The Pied Piper at Strawdog Theatre Company next summer. He is a graduate of Oberlin College. (more...)

THE WALL and 'THE MUSE'S SONG' Set for NY Shakespeare Exchange Reading Series, 10/15-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

New York Shakespeare Exchange, producer of the internationally-acclaimed The Sonnet Project and ShakesBEER: NYC's Original Shakespearean Pub Crawl, is pleased to announce their upcoming 2 Plays. 1 Conversation Reading Series. The annual series, featuring lightly staged readings of two plays, explores the intersection of classical and contemporary theater and engages artists and audiences in an open dialogue about the place of Shakespeare in today's society. (more...)

MISS JULIE to Run 10/21-11/8 at August Strindberg Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

From October 21 to November 8, August Strindberg Repertory will transport Strindberg's 'Miss Julie' to an antebellum Louisiana plantation in a new interpretation conceived by Artistic Director Robert Greer and adapted by Edgar Chisholm from a translation by Greer. The production will include a ballet sequence, which Strindberg specified in the original manuscript and which has never been performed before. The piece will be directed by Robert Greer and choreographed by Ja' Malik. (more...)

CEW Productions Offers Industry Reading of CASTLE IN THE AIR Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

CEW Productions will produce an Industry reading of Brooke Ciardelli and Oscar Blustin's new adaptation of Alan Melville's Castle in the Air today, September 22 at 5pm at the Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43rd St. Ethan Paulini will direct a cast that includes Tim Booth, Mac Brydon, Tessa Faye, Chris Flockton and Rachel Pickup.Tickets are free and can be obtained by visiting http://www.eventbrite.com/e/castle-in-the-air-industry-reading-tickets-12726377939 (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater's World's Stage to Present U.S. Debut from Paris Thétre de le Ville's Ionesco Suite
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) continues the dynamic World's Stage Series with the U.S. debut of Theatre de la Ville's Ionesco Suite from Paris, France. Directed by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, this absurdist masterpiece celebrates the work of maverick avant-garde playwright Eugene Ionesco with a whirlwind montage encapsulating seven of his plays, brimming with wicked humor and hard-hitting themes. Ionesco Suite will be performed in the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare, October 15-October 19, 2014. (more...)

Nancy Redman Adds Second United Solo Performance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Actress/writer/comedian NANCY REDMAN joins forces with director AUSTIN PENDLETON for their third collaboration on the United Solo Theatre Festival: 'The Doctor Is Not In,' a sci-fi comedy exploring the hypocrisy of Hippocrates. The premiere Saturday, October 25 at 9 PM has sold out, and the Festival announces an added performance Saturday, November 15 at 2 PM. Performances at Theater Row, 410 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Takes HAMLET and 'LANGUAGE THAT SHAPED A WORLD' on School Tours; Book Now!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Heart-stirring, crowd-rousing and life-changing education programs are a bedrock of Shakespeare & Company. This year, the company presents the New England Tour of Hamlet and the Shakespeare & Company original hit Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World. Both Tours sold out last year, so be sure to book now to secure one of these performances in your school! (more...)

ABSOLUTELY FILTHY to Play the FringeNYC Encore Series at SoHo Playhouse, 10/1-5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Following its celebrated East Coast premiere at the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the critically acclaimed ABSOLUTELY FILTHY will return to NYC as part of SoHo Playhouse's FringeNYC ENCORE SERIES with performances from October 1st through October 5th only at SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street between Varick and Spring Streets). (more...)

BWW Reviews: All-Star Roster Brings the Bard to Fenway Park
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 20, 2014

It was a winning night at Fenway Park for the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and the hometown fans as they celebrated with an all-star roster for SHAKESPEARE AT FENWAY. The one-night event had comedy, tragedy, and some extra excitement (not unlike the Red Sox) for a great start to CSC's 20th anniversary season. (more...)

Court Theatre & American Blues Theater Extend NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Court Theatre and American Blues Theater announce an extension to the world premiere of American Blues Ensemble Member Nambi E. Kelley's new adaptation of Richard Wright's classic novel, Native Son, directed by Seret Scott. Native Son will now run September 11 - October 19, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

KING LEAR National Tour to Play Annenberg Center, 9/24-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Annenberg Center Live kicks off its fall season with the U.S. tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Company's King Lear. Direct from London, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre presents a faithful restaging of King Lear that's filled with tempestuous poetry, touches of humor and moments of heart-rending simplicity. This production of what is considered Shakespeare's greatest tragedy features stage and screen actor Joseph Marcell, known for his role as Geoffrey in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The show runs September 24-27 at the Annenberg Center at 3680 Walnut Street. Tickets cost $20-$65 and are available online at Annenbergcenter.org, at the Box Office, or by phone at 215.898.3900. (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

KRITZERLAND AT 50 Celebration Set for Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents KRITZERLAND AT FIFTY on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WITTENBERG Now On Stage at STNJ - Refreshingly Original
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 18, 2014

'Wittenberg' written by David Davalos and directed by Joseph Discher is now on stage at The Shakespeare Theatre on New Jersey. Metropolitan area audiences will delight at this totally original new play. (more...)

Kuperman Brothers to Star in Columbia Stages' OVER THERE, Running 10/15-18 at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Columbia Stages is proud to present OVER THERE, a playful drama by Mark Ravenhill (Shopping and Fucking) and an allegory of competing ideologies set across both the Berlin Wall and consumer driven America. (more...)

SOLOMON AND MARION to Run 16 October - 1 November at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

A powerful story of two injured souls searching for redemption in a fragile, post-apartheid South Africa, Solomon And Marion featuring Dame Janet Suzman and Khayalethu Anthony, opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 16 October - 1 November. (more...)

Larry Cedar, David Melville and Armin Shimerman to Star in 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' at the Geffen This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces its production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and will be again helmed by director, Matt August (Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Discord begins previews on October 7 with the press opening on October 15. The closing date is currently scheduled for November 16. (more...)

Alan Cumming Speaks Out for Scottish Independence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Stage and screen star Alan Cumming, who is currently starring in Broadway's Cabaret, recently took a brief break from the show to campaign for a cause he has always been vocal about- Scottish independence. In today's New York Times, Cumming speaks out in his own op-ed about the issue. He writes: (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shot of THE FULL MONTY Cast, Opening at the Manchester Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

GARY LUCY will lead a cast that includes ANDREW DUNN, LOUIS EMERICK, RUPERT HILL, MARTIN MILLER and BOBBY SCHOFIELD in THE FULL MONTY. Check out a newly released shot below! (more...)

'CHLOE KING' Star Skyler Samuels Joins Cast of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The fourth season of the Emmy-winning anthology series centers on a traveling carnival in Jupiter, Florida, during the 1950s. (more...)

OTHELLO Runs 10/18-12/14 at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

'Tis the soldiers' life. To have their balmy slumbers waked by strife." Three of L.A.'s most venerable artistic directors come together when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble (Ron Sossi, artistic director) and The New American Theatre (Jack Stehlin, artistic director) present a bold new production of Shakespeare's Othello, directed by Rogue Machine artistic director John Perrin Flynn. The modern dress production, starring Stehlin as Iago opposite A Martinez in the title role, opens for press on Oct. 17 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance to Host Free Panel Discussion, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold another in its Sunday Seminars series, focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway on Sunday, September 28th. (more...)

Jonathan Broadbent, Matthew Pearson and More Star in GRAND GUIGNOL - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Jonathan Broadbent will star as De Lorde alongside Paul Chequer (Ratineau), Matthew Pearson (Binet), Robert Portal (Paulais), Emily Raymond (Maxa) and Andy Williams (Maurey) in Theatre Royal Plymouth's revival of Grand Guignol. Written by Carl Grose and directed by Simon Stokes, Grand Guignol will return to The Drum from 9 - 18 October before heading to Southwark Playhouse from 23 October - 22 November 2014. (more...)

CEW Productions to Offer Industry Reading of CASTLE IN THE AIR, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

CEW Productions will produce an Industry reading of Brooke Ciardelli and Oscar Blustin's new adaptation of Alan Melville's Castle in the Air on Monday, September 22 at 5pm at the Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43rd St. Ethan Paulini will direct a cast that includes Tim Booth, Mac Brydon, Tessa Faye, Chris Flockton and Rachel Pickup.Tickets are free and can be obtained by visiting http://www.eventbrite.com/e/castle-in-the-air-industry-reading-tickets-12726377939 (more...)

BWW Reviews: IVANOV - Necessitating Human Connection
by Juli Parker - Sep 16, 2014

Trinity Repertory Company opens its 51st season: The Necessity of Human Connection with one of Anton Chekov's earliest works, IVANOV. Adapted by Artistic Director, Curt Columbus, IVANOV, explores a man struggling as his personal and professional worlds collide, and he appears to have no ability to control it. (more...)

Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire. (more...)

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