Angelina Jolie in Talks to Join Kenneth Branagh in MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Remake
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

According to The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie is currently in talks to join Kenneth Branagh in a new big screen adaptation of Agatha Cristie's iconic detective novel MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. Branagh will star and direct. (more...)

Tom Grace, Matt Ray Brown and Rory Fairbairn Announced for JOURNEY'S END Tour
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

Immersion Theatre today announced lead casting for their Autumn 2016 tour of R.C. Sherriff's Journey's End. Tom Grace (The Ilyiad, Labyrinth) will play Stanhope, and will be joined by Matt Ray Brown (1984, Ghosts) as Osborne and Rory Fairbairn (Madame X, Blackout) as Raleigh. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Five on a Match's SEEN / BY EVERYONE at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Five on a Match presents the world premiere of Seen / By Everyone, directed by Kristin Marting, co-conceived by Amir Darvish and Meg MacCary, and co-written by Matthew Cohn, Amir Darvish, Meg MacCary, Enormvs Munoz and Jen Taher. Seen / By Everyone runs from June 4 - 25, 2016 in a limited engagement at HERE, located at 145 6th Avenue (Enter on Dominick, 1 block south of Spring) in New York City. Previews begin June 4 for a June 6 opening. (more...)

Take Five! Spend Your Tea Break with New Harry Potter Jamie Parker
by Marianka Swain - Jun 6, 2016

After months of anticipation, the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child finally begins previews at the Palace Theatre in the West End this week. The new play is a collaboration between Potter creator J.K. Rowling, playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany, and stars Jamie Parker as Harry Potter, Poppy Miller as Ginny Potter, Sam Clemmett as Albus Potter, Paul Thornley as Ron Weasley, Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger, Cherrelle Skeete as Rose Granger-Weasley, Alex Price as Draco Malfoy, Anthony Boyle as Scorpius Malfoy. (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Previews Delayed at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The world premiere of GROUNDHOG DAY has been delayed because of the 'technical requirements' involved in the production.  Previews are now postponed until 15 July with an opening night of 16 August. (more...)

Tyrone Huntley, Anoushka Lucas and More Join Declan Bennett in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

As rehearsals start for Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, full casting is announced. (more...)

Photo Flash: THADDEUS AND SLOCUM: A VAUDEVILLE ADVENTURE at Lookingglass Theatre Company!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Lookingglass Theatre Company continues its 28th Season with Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure, written by Ensemble Member Kevin Douglas, and co-directed by Ensemble Member J. Nicole Brooks and Krissy Vanderwarker. Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure runs June 1 - August 14, 2016 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.   (more...)

BWW Interview: Christopher Hoag's Cinematic Approach to Writing Music for Shakespeare
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 30, 2016

For the past seven years, composer Christopher Hoag has conjured up battle scenes, storms, romance, and adventure with his music for Kingsmen Shakespeare Company's annual summer festival. If you've seen one of their productions, you know how beautifully his rich orchestral scores enhance Shakespeare's text on their outdoor festival stage. He's back again this year writing music for two shows: the currently running Henry V, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, opening July 15. Here he talks about the process of bringing the world of Shakespeare's plays to life with music. (more...)

Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival to Present Free 'ShakeScenes' This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival is proud to present ShakeScenes, free performances of Shakespeare's "greatest hits," on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m. at Notre Dame's historic Washington Hall. (more...)

THE LION KING Will Welcome New Cast Members to Broadway Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Broadway's award-winning best musical, The Lion King, will welcome Derek Smith, Cameron Pow and Adrienne Walker as Scar, Zazu and Nala, respectively, beginning performances Tuesday, July 5. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present CORIOLANUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues its 54th season with William Shakespeare's intense political drama, Coriolanus. Performances begin July 6 and continue through July 24 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or go online at shakespearenj.org. (more...)

New Jimmy Buffett Musical Titled ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE; Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Paradise has a name! (more...)

BWW Review: TAM Opens Season with CYRANO DE BERGERAC
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 26, 2016

The Theater at Monmouth kicked off its ambitiously programmed 2016 summer season, Vive La France, with one of the timeless treasures of French theatre, Cyrano de Bergerac. Presented in a severely abridged seventy-five minute adaptation by Jo Roets, the Edmund Rostand play made its impact largely through the artful staging and charismatic performance of its three-person cast. (more...)

Photo Flash: HENRY V Opens at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents Henry V, now through 9 July 2016. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Theatre Renegade to Host IN RESPONSE TO...THE ORLANDO ATTACK Gala This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

In the wake of the deadliest incident of violence ever committed against LGBTQ people in America, the attack on the Pulse Nightclub and murder of 49 people, Theatre Renegade are to present a one-off gala,  Response To… The Orlando Attack. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HENRY V at Regent's Park Open Air
by Marianka Swain - Jun 21, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents Henry V, starring Olivier Award-winning actress Michelle Terry in the title role. The production is now in previews, with press night tomorrow, and runs until 9 July. (more...)

11th Annual Henry Awards Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The Colorado Theatre Guild's 11th Annual Henry Awards will take place Monday, July 18, 2016 at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue in Parker, Colorado. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and the awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., followed by an after-party. Tickets are $23 for CTG members (limit 2 per person online with the code Henry2016), $30 non-members or $50 VIP. Tickets go on sale June 20 through the PACE Center website, parkerarts.org, or by calling the box office at 303-805-6800.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Broadwaysted Welcomes BRIGHT STAR's Hannah Elless
by Broadwaysted - Jun 20, 2016

BRIGHT STAR darling Hannah Elless knows the best cure her post-Tonys hangover: getting Broadwaysted! Pour a glass and listen in as Hannah talks about her two-year journey to 'Ashville' and effectively leads the charge in the Kevin Hamil-shaming by issuing this challenge: tweet dares that Kevin should do for tickets toHamilton @Broadwaysted with #Kev4Ham (and tag @HannahElless). (more...)

Derek Jacobi and Richard Clifford to Lead World Premiere of MEASURE + DIDO Celebrating Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Renowned actor Derek Jacobi stars with actor/director Richard Clifford and the acclaimed early musicians of Washington DC's Folger Consort in the world premiere performances of MEASURE + DIDO, celebrating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's legacy. Presented by NapaShakes and Folger Shakespeare Library, this extraordinary production combines dramatic readings of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure with excerpts from Henry Purcell's chamber opera Dido and Aeneas to create a perfect depiction of the ecstasy and excesses of love. With a cast of 27 including Peter Becker (baritone), Molly Quinn (soprano), and Emily Noel (soprano), don't miss the first performances of this historic pairing of two monumental works, starring one of the world's most respected and beloved actors, before it moves to the Eisenhower Theater at Washington, DC's Kennedy Center in October. (more...)

?The Drilling Company's AS YOU LIKE IT to be Remounted at Bryan Park in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The Drilling Company's critically-praised Steampunk adaptation of 'As You Like It,' which debuted in Shakespeare in the Parking Lot last summer, is to be remounted July 21 to 23 for Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare with its original cast mostly intact and expanded music by Natalie Smith and Andrew Gombas. The production offers delightful lessons of love, starting off in a stately English Victorian world and moving into a Steampunk paradise when the scene shifts from a conventional Duchy to the mythical Forest of Arden. Hamilton Clancy directs. (more...)

SUNNY AFTERNOON to Conclude West End Run This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The multi-Olivier award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON will conclude its London run at the end of its current booking period on 29 October this year, after more than two years in the West End. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents Henry V, now in rehearsal. Check out photos below! (more...)

Josh Piven's MUDDLED, A STAGE COMEDY to Play Drexel URBN Annex
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

New York Times best-selling humorist Josh Piven brings his unique brand of comedy to Philadelphia with the world premiere of Muddled, A Stage Comedy, from June 16 through June 26 at Drexel URBN Annex (3401 Filbert St). Penned by the author of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook and directed by William Steinberger, Muddled gives theater audiences a best-case scenario for what happens when a group of hot-headed headbangers meet the home-grown hipsters of Brooklyn. In this craft brewed comedy, Piven trades navigating alligator pits for navigating mosh pits, and surviving frostbite for surviving the frosty bite of a quick-witted hipster. Muddled is Piven's second play, following 2013's hit No Reservations. (more...)

Pacific Resident Theatre to Present THE ECCENTRICITIES OF A NIGHTINGALE Beginning June 18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

 Pacific Resident Theatre (Marilyn Fox, Artistic Director) celebrates their 30th season by announcing the opening of THE ECCENTRICITIES OF A NIGHTINGALE by Tennessee Williams. Dana Jackson (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and LA Weekly nomination - The Cherry Orchard) directs. (more...)

Freehold to Stage HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Director Robin Lynn Smith and a stellar company including Shakespeare veterans Reginald Andre Jacskon (Henry V), Andrew McGinn (Ghost of Falstaff), Lisa Norman (Mistress Q) and Peter Dylan O'Connor (Pistol/York) bring Henry V to stirring life with live music composted by Kultur Shock member Srdjan "Gino" Yevdjevich and movement by Butoh dancer Vanessa Skantze. (more...)

TUG OF WAR, Culinary Complete Works and More Set for September as Part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Chicago will be treated to a wealth of Shakespeare in September 2016, as the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago celebration marking 400 years of the playwright's enduring legacy continues into the fall. (more...)

Roxy Regional Theatre Announces Changes to 34th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

? The Roxy Regional Theatre is gearing up to celebrate 34 years of presenting live theatre in the heart of Historic Downtown Clarksville on the corner of Franklin and First.  The Roxy has long been regarded as 'the cornerstone of downtown re-development,' and SEASON 34 will see new productions and exciting changes to the programming and structure of the theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: A HENRY V for the Masses at Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival
by Jeffrey Scott - Jul 7, 2016

For its 20th Anniversary Season, Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival starts out with a bang with this production of war, loss, love, social classes, and uniquely filled with humor. (more...)

Cast Set for PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Benefit for New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The annual Playwrights for a Cause will be Sunday, July 24th at 7:30 pm at the Atlantic Theatre (Linda Gross Theater), 336 West 20th Street, NYC 10011. Founded and curated by Glory Kadigan, Playwrights for a Cause is the annual benefit hosted by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. This year the event will benefit this important group - New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. (more...)

BWW Review: BREATH OF KINGS: REBELLION & REDEMPTION at the Stratford Festival
by Lauren Gienow - Jul 6, 2016

This season at the Stratford Festival's Tom Patterson Theatre, audiences have the opportunity to witness Shakespeare's Henriad in a unique and exciting new way. (more...)

Monmouth to Launch Classics in Context Scholar Dialogues
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

On Friday, July 8 and Friday, July 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. before the Opening Night performances of Love's Labour's Lost and Henry V, Theater at Monmouth will launch a new humanities-based initiative, Classics in Context. Classics in Context will offer audiences a guide to the season through the critical, historical, artistic, and cultural perspectives wound into the words of each individual play. Classics in Context is made possible by the generous support of the Maine Arts Commission and Maine Humanities Council. (more...)

BWW Review: Imagination Reigns in Kingsmen Shakespeare Company's HENRY V
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 5, 2016

Kingsmen Shakespeare Company's production of Henry V takes its cue from one of Shakespeare's most well-known speeches, "O for a Muse of fire…," the prologue to this play. In it, Shakespeare invites the audience to use its imagination in viewing what is about to transpire, to picture the battle scenes that will take place and the great kings who will lead their armies across the vast countryside, all represented on this humble stage. (more...)

Chukwudi Iwuji to Lead the Public's Free MOBILE UNIT Production of HAMLET This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this fall with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's HAMLET, directed by Patricia McGregor. (more...)

Louis Cancelmi Replaces Injured David Harbour in the Public's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA; Opening Pushed Back
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Louis Cancelmi, last seen as Caliban in the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest, has joined the company of TROILUS AND CRESSIDA as Achilles. He is replacing David Harbour who suffered an injury during previews and will be unable to complete the run. The new press opening will now be Tuesday, August 9. (more...)

Shakespeare's Hamlet Opens July 29 in Santa Cruz
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Santa Cruz Shakespeare is proud to present Hamlet by William Shakespeare, the second play in its 2016 repertory season. One of Shakespeare's most popular tragedies, Hamlet opens on Friday, July 29, 2016, at 8:00 pm in its new home, The Audrey Stanley Grove at DeLaveaga Park in Santa Cruz. Performances run throughAugust 28, 2016.  (more...)

Cast Announced for Beth Steel's LABYRINTH at Hampstead Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 26, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Beth Steel's LABYRINTH, a Hampstead Theatre commission. Directed by Anna Ledwich, this compelling new thriller explores the fallout from one the most catastrophic economic crises of modern history, which brought Latin America to its knees for decades. The play runs 1 September-8 October, with press night on 7 September. (more...)

The Porters Present A Summer Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

This summer, The Porters continue their 10th anniversary season--The Year of The King--with a summer staged reading series; three one-night-only events featuring veteran Porters Players and some of Shakespeare's finest kings. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company Presents the Regional Premiere of SISTER PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Sister Play, the third production in Chester Theatre Company's 2016 season, will have its regional premiere on Wednesday, August 3 at 8:00 p.m. in the Chester Town Hall at 15 Middlefield Road, Chester, MA. (more...)

BWW Review: Bling, Beats, and Bollywood in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Bring An End to the 20th Anniversary Celebration With a Bawdy Burst at Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival
by Jeffrey Scott - Jul 23, 2016

Bling, beats, and Bollywood in 'A Midsummer Nights Dream' bring an end to the 20th Anniversary Celebration with a bawdy burst at Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival. (more...)

BWW Review: A Little Touch of Harry in the Night: TAM Opens HENRY V
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 23, 2016

One of Shakespeare's best-loved history plays, Henry V, opened Friday July 23 at Maine's Theater at Monmouth in a stylish and stirring performance directed by Mark Mineart. Trimmed to a little over two hours, the production, nonetheless, keeps the architecture of the masterpiece and all the most famous speeches, and performed as it is by a strong ensemble, it achieves an immediacy and truthfulness. (more...)

BWW Feature: HENRY AWARDS 2016 presented by Colorado Theatre Guild
by Chris Arneson - Jul 22, 2016

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Houston Shakespeare Festival 2016 Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

For more than 40 years, the school has delivered the Houston Shakespeare Festival (HSF) to eager audiences. This year's event will continue this tradition with free performances of "Much Ado About Nothing" directed by Jack Young and "Henry V" directed by Lenny Banovez. Performances run July 29 through Aug. 7 at Hermann Park's Miller Outdoor Theatre (6000 Hermann Park Dr.). All performances begin at 8:15 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interview: Obioma Ugoala On Joining MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Marianka Swain - Jul 20, 2016

Actor Obioma Ugoala has appeared in numerous RSC productions, including Richard II, Henry IV Part 1 & II and Henry V, as well Holy Warriors at the Globe and The Physicists at the Donmar. His screen credits include Doctors on the BBC and Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. He has recently joined the West End cast of Motown the Musical, playing soul legend Smokey Robinson. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Host 4th Annual Open House
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

?Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF kicks off its 28th Season with an Open House on Saturday, August 13, 2016. (more...)

Global Shakespeare Explorer Maps Out The Bard's Life, Plays and Legacy
by Michael Dale - Jul 14, 2016

An interactive website helps users find landmarks of Shakespeare's life, locations in his plays and worldwide events in his honor. (more...)

World Premiere of NO'S KNIFE Set at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Old Vic is pleased to present the world premiere of No's Knife. Conceived and performed by Lisa Dwan and co-directed with The Old Vic's Season 2 Baylis Director Joe Murphy, No's Knife opens on 3 October with previews from 29 September 2016. (more...)

Shakespeare's War of the Roses Saga to Continue with HENRY V at the Theater at Monmouth
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

William Shakespeare's Henry V opens at the Theater at Monmouth Friday, July 22nd at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Print Room at The Coronet Announces Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Artistic Director Anda Winters today announces Print Room at the Coronet's forthcoming season running through until December 2016. The season opens with Tennessee Williams' A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, directed by Michael Oakley. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September, and runs until 7 October. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell Join Caryl Churchill's PIGS AND DOGS
by Marianka Swain - Jul 1, 2016

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell have been cast in Caryl Churchill's new 10-minute play PIGS AND DOGS. Rehearsals start on Monday 11 July 2016. Pigs and Dogs runs from Wednesday 20 July 2016 to Saturday 30 July 2016 in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. Press night is on Friday 22 July 2016, 6.30pm. (more...)

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