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The Porters Of Hellgate Present Shakespeare & Wilkins' PERICLES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Porters are happy to announce the first show of their 11th Season: Pericles marks the 24th Shakespearean Production the company has mounted in that time. Artistic Director Charles Pasternak returns to the directing chair and Leon Russom to the boards. They last worked together on 2014's production of Henry V, a critical and audience hit, which received Ovation, Broadway World, and Valley Theatre Award nominations. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Sets Cast for World Premiere of OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR By Charles Smith
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The cast and creative team is complete for Objects in the Mirror, a Goodman Theatre-commissioned world premiere by Charles Smith. Directed by Resident Director Chuck Smith, Objects in the Mirror is inspired by the playwright's real-life friendship with a Liberian refugee-turned-actor, Shedrick Yarkpai-portrayed by Daniel Kyri, in his Goodman debut. The production was developed through the 2015 New Stages festival and features a 5-member cast who brings to life the gripping account of one Liberian refugee's attempts to find peace by exposing a potentially dangerous lifelong secret. Objects in the Mirror appears April 29 through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the Albert Theatre. Tickets ($20-$75; subject to change) are now on sale and available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Objects, the box office (170 N. Dearborn) or by phone at 312.443.3800. (more...)

Casting Announced for the World Premiere of the Stage Adaptation of Emma Donoghue's ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Theatre Royal Stratford East and Abbey Theatre Dublin have announced casting for the world premiere of Emma Donoghue's bestselling novel Room. (more...)

Arden Cabaret Series Presents Ben Dibble in ARE WE THERE YET? JUST A LITTLE FATHER(HOOD CABARET)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Arden Cabaret Series presents Barrymore Award-winning actor, vocalist and cabaret artist Ben Dibble in ARE WE THERE YET? JUST A LITTLE FATHER(HOOD CABARET) on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18, at 8pm. Dibble takes the stage in the Arden's 100-seat Studio Theatre at the Hamilton Family Arts Center, 62 N. 2nd Street in Old City, Philadelphia. The Honorary Producers are David and Christina Fryman. (more...)

Stephen Casey and Cast Announced for the World Premiere of the Stage Adaptation of ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

???????Theatre Royal Stratford East and Abbey Theatre Dublin today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Emma Donoghue's bestselling novel Room. Previously adapted by Donoghue for the screen, winning multiple awards, she now brings the story to the stage featuring songs by Scottish songwriter Kathryn Joseph and Cora Bissett. (more...)

Famed Hollywood Publicist Pens Drama About Homeless LGBTQ Youth Adrift in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Theater for the New City (Crystal Field Executive Artistic Director) will present the World Premiere of WINK, a new play by Neil Koenigsberg, directed by Ron Beverly. Previews begin Thursday, April 13 with opening night set for Wednesday, April 19. (more...)

The Watermill Theatre Announces Cast of TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Artistic and Executive Director, Paul Hart today announces the company for his new production of Twelfth Night continuing The Watermill Theatre's bold, ensemble driven approach to Shakespeare. Twelfth Night runs from 6 April to 6 May and in repertoire with Hart's 2016 production of Romeo + Juliet from 18 to 22 July. Both productions will tour nationally from Tuesday 16 May to Thursday 3 August (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company Plays in Palace Intrigue in KING CHARLES III
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents King Charles III by Mike Bartlett, a 2015 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play. This future history play runs March 24 - April 8, 2017. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Ends Season with NIGHT SEASON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Strawdog Theatre Company is proud to announce the third and final production in its 2016 - 2017 season, Rebecca Lenkiewicz's The Night Season, May 12 - June 24, directed by Elly Green, at The Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company presents THE NIGHT SEASON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Strawdog Theatre Company is proud to announce the third and final production in its 2016 - 2017 season, Rebecca Lenkiewicz's The Night Season, May 12  - June 24, directed by Elly Green, at The Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard. The performance schedule is Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Previews are May 12 - 13, 18 - 19 at 8 p.m., May 14 and 21 at 4 p.m. The press opening is Monday, May 22 at 8 p.m. with a Board Night Saturday, May 20 at 8 p.m. with an open bar and appetizers. All performances have ground level access and are wheelchair accessible, with a special Access Project performance Sunday, June 4 at 4 p.m. with a touch tour at 2:45 p.m.* An industry performance is on Monday, June 5 at 8 p.m for $18. Preview tickets are $15 with regular run tickets $30, they may be ordered online at strawdog.org or by calling OvationTix toll-free: 866-811-4111. Subscriptions, group, rush, senior and student discounts are also available.  (more...)

Photo Flash: The British Royal Family Comes to Pioneer Theatre in KING CHARLES III
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents King Charles III by Mike Bartlett, a 2015 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play. This future history play runs March 24 - April 8, 2017. (more...)

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory Opens 2017 Season with ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF), working closely with world-renowned dialect and original pronunciation (OP) expert Paul Meier, will open its 2017 season with an historic production of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, March 31 through April 23 at The Great Hall at St. Mary's Community Center. (more...)

THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. James Shirley's tragic masterpiece, directed by Justin Audibert, plays from 26 April - 27 May with a press performance on 28 April. (more...)

Ruth Gemmell and Emma Paetz Star in the World Premiere of NO PLACE FOR A WOMAN at Theatre 503
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The wife of a prison camp commandant is throwing a party. She asks her husband for champagne. Instead he brings home a ballet dancer from the camp. (more...)

OKLAHOMA! Featuring Same-Sex Couples Among OSF's 2018 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) Artistic Director Bill Rauch announced the Festival's 2018 playbill today. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces 2018 Season Including Same Sex OKLAHOMA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) Artistic Director Bill Rauch announced the Festival's 2018 playbill. (more...)

We Happy Few to Present Action-Packed, Modern HENRY V This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

We Happy Few productions, named by the DCist as one of the Best Small Theatre Companies of 2015, will bring an action-packed, modern look to Shakespeare's Henry V. (more...)

Sir Kenneth Branagh Announced as Olivier Awards' Special Award Winner
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Acclaimed actor and director Kenneth Branagh will be presented with the Special Award at the Olivier Awards 2017 with Mastercard ceremony on Sunday 9 April at London's Royal Albert Hall. The award will be presented in recognition of his outstanding contribution to British theatre. (more...)

Stage Traffic Productions Present the European Premiere of LATE COMPANY at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

As part of the Finborough Theatre's celebrations of Canada's 150th birthday, Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill, "the hottest name in Canadian theatre", will debut his play, Late Company, at the Finborough Theatre, for a strictly limited season from 25 April - 20 May 2017, with press nights on 27 April/28 April. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

SKELETON CREW, OTHELLO, RAGTIME and More Set for Trinity Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company, under the artistic leadership of Richard L. Bready Artistic Director Curt Columbus, announced its 2017-2018 season via Facebook Live today.  (more...)

BWW Review: Appalachian Agincourt, Hillbilly HENRY V from Cohesion
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Mar 13, 2017

We get an early hint that this Henry has more bloodthirst and realpolitik about him than Shakespeare had in mind, when (without any sanction in the script) he shoves aside a squeamish executioner and personally participates in the execution of the three traitors suborned to murder him at Southampton. (more...)

Jesse J. Perez and Nikkole Salter to Lead MACBETH, Helmed by Liesl Tommy, at STC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents Macbeth, directed by Tony Award-nominee Liesl Tommy and featuring Jesse J. Perez as Macbeth and Nikkole Salter as Lady Macbeth. The show will run April 25-May 28 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). (more...)

Umbrella Group Makes Revolutionary Twists to MACBETH with 3D Projections
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

???????Umbrella Group Theatre presents a remarkable new adaptation of Shakespeare's MACBETH in partnership with Marquette University School of Engineering Visualization Lab (MARVL), 1637 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee from April 7-21, 2017. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: SUPERHAL Combines Shakespeare And ComicCon In An Effort To Connect With A Younger Audience
by Jade Kops - Mar 10, 2017

Two seemingly disparate worlds collide as a Shakespeare combines with ComicCon in an endeavor to engage a younger audience. (more...)

VILLAIN Extends at King's Head Theatre and Receives Offie Nomination
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Bruised Sky Productions's Villain (written and directed by Martin Murphy) has extended its run at the King's Head Theatre due to overwhelming demand. The show will now continue its run from 4-11 March (4 March, 3pm; 6 March, 7pm; 7, 8, 9, 11 March, 9:30pm). (more...)

CCBC's Baltimore Symphonic Band Presents 'Romeo and Juliet: In Concert'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

'A Year of Shakespeare,' the Community College of Baltimore County Performing Arts' yearlong celebration of the Bard of Avon, continues with 'Romeo and Juliet: In Concert.' The 55-member Baltimore Symphonic Band with Maestro Christopher Wolfe conducting, will present two matinee concerts in February as CCBC's gift to the community. (more...)

Balt Shakespeare Factory Opens 2017 Season with Historic ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF), working closely with world-renowned dialect and original pronunciation (OP) expert Paul Meier, will open its 2017 season with an historic production of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, March 31 through April 23 at The Great Hall at St. Mary's Community Center. BSF's presentation will be the very first time that modern audiences will be able to hear Antony and Cleopatra spoken the way Shakespeare's audiences would have heard it when it was first performed in the early 1600s. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's GLORIA Adds Two Performances at the Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Audiences have two more opportunities to see the Chicago premiere of Gloria - a 'shocking, hilarious and spectacularly honest play' (Chicago Tribune) and 'tantalizing, darkly comic expose of ambition and egoism' (Daily Herald) by MacArthur Foundation Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Entire Off-Broadway Ensemble to Return for INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Daryl Roth, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Cody Lassen, the producers of Indecent -- the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE) -- have announced that the entire original Off-Broadway ensemble will travel to Broadway when the production begins previews at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)

BWW Review: Two Words for Seattle Shake's BRING DOWN THE HOUSE – Bad Ass
by Jay Irwin - Feb 6, 2017

Here in Seattle we are blessed to have an abundance of bad ass female theater professionals some you might even go so far as to call local theater royalty. Well now Seattle Shakespeare Company in collaboration with Upstart Crow Collective have taken those bad ass women and dropped them in a traditionally male dominated play, Shakespeare's Henry VI Trilogy which they have turned into a two parter and labeled "Bring Down the House". (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for THE LIGHT YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, February 6 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of THE LIGHT YEARS. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET In Concert at CCBC Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Baltimore Symphonic Band, CCBC Dance Company, and Theatre at CCBC join forces to present a program of music, dance and scenes celebrating the romance of Shakespeare. (more...)

BWW Review: HENRY V, Southwark Cathedral
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Feb 4, 2017

With an established tradition for producing plays set in memorable venues, Antic Disposition returns with its production of Henry V, performed in eight cathedrals around the country. (more...)

Shortlists Announced, Voting Open for 2017 Also Recognised Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Shortlists for the third annual Also Recognised Awards have been announced by MyTheatreMates, founded by Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock. These audience-voted industry accolades celebrate talent in fields often overlooked by other award bodies. Voting is now open for all categories and closes on Sunday 26th March 2017. Cast your vote at www.mytheatremates.com/AlsoRecognisedAwards-2017! (more...)

Iris Theatre's 10th Anniversary Summer Season Will Feature New Immersive Productions of MACBETH and HANSEL & GRETEL AND THE WITCH BABA YAGA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

???????Celebrating its 10-year anniversary this summer, Iris Theatre will present a double bill of Shakespeare and the Brothers Grimm, told in their signature immersive style in St Paul's, the Actors' Church, in the heart of Covent Garden. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company Announces New Staff, Board and Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Co-Artistic Directors Michael Dailey, Heath Hays and Anderson Lawfer are proud to announce the addition of eight new company members to Strawdog Theatre's ensemble including Chelsea Wilson, board president; Leah Barish, managing director; Virginia Head, director of individual giving; Cara Beth Heath, literary manager and Kamille Dawkins, Ashley Ann Woods, Raquel Adorno and Elly Green, ensemble members. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at VENUS IN FUR, Opening Tonight at Circle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Circle Theatre presents David Ives' dark comedy Venus in Fur, directed by Charlotte Drover, now through March 19 at The Heartland Studio in Rogers Park, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave. The production opens tonight, February 20, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below! (more...)

The Puzzle Collective To Premiere Superhero Reimagining Of Shakespeare SUPERHAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Puzzle Collective are proud to present the world premiere of Superhal, a reimagining of Shakespeare's Henriad as a superhero origin story, at NIDA Parade Theatre from March 7th to 18th. (more...)


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The Shakespeare Project of Chicago Presents Free Theatrical Readings of THE CHANGELING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago continues its 22nd Theatrical Reading Season with free performances of Thomas Middleton and William Rowley's Jacobean masterpiece, The Changeling, running Feb. 24-28, 2017, at six Chicago-area venues. (more...)

Stacy Keach to Return as Ernest Hemingway in PAMPLONA at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Ten years after their critically acclaimed collaboration on King Lear, Artistic Director Robert Falls and stage and screen star Stacy Keach-both 2015 Theater Hall of Fame inductees-reunite for the world premiere of Pamplona by Jim McGrath. (more...)

The Old Vic to Present THE MISSING LIGHT Puppetry Show for Kids This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

As part of its programme for families, The Old Vic will present The Missing Light, an enchanting puppetry show for ages 7+ about hopes, dreams and true friendship, created by Mark Arends for Make Mend and Do. The production will run for 12 performances only, 23 Mar - 4 Apr 2017. (more...)

BWW Preview: POP UP GLOBE at Ellerslie Racecourse
by Monica Moore - Feb 15, 2017

Pop-up Globe® is a multi-award winning New Zealand company that produces spectacular Jacobean theatre, particularly the works of Shakespeare, in the world's first full scale temporary working replica of the second Globe. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare's Game of Thrones Spirals to its Thrilling Climax
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season and concludes its multi-year history cycle with Henry VI: The Wars of the Roses, Part 2 and Richard III, by William Shakespeare.  This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips.  This production features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members including Darnell Pierre Benjamin at King Henry VI, Kelly Mengelkoch as Queen Margaret, and Billy Chace as King Richard III.  The History Cycle sponsor is Osborn, Rohs, Williams & Donohoe, LLC.  (more...)

Performances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teethtonight, February 14, through March 19 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center(262 Ashland Place), TFANA's state-of-the-art permanent home in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Cast Complete for The Public's Free, Cuban-Inspired Mobile Unit TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

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 spring with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, directed by Saheem Ali. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 1st, 2017 - KID VICTORY, James Corden and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 1, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Scroll down for the latest news, and click HERE to learn more about how we've revamped our morning brief for 2017! Want our morning reports delivered via email? Subscribe here! (more...)

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