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TALES OF A COUNTRY DOCTOR is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

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Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis to Star in BBC Miniseries WOLF HALL
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2014

Damian Lewis will play Henry VIII opposite Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell in the much anticipated adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Booker Prize-winning novels which has begun filming. (more...)

Maren Montalbano and Piffaro, The Renaissance Band to Perform 5/16 at the Eastern State Penitentiary
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

As she awaited her untimely end in the Tower of London, King Henry VIII's second wife Anne Boleyn is said to have penned the poem, "O Death, rock me to sleep." On May 16th, the executed queen's words will haunt the cellblocks of Eastern State Penitentiary, brought back to life by Piffaro, The Renaissance Band and mezzo-soprano Maren Montalbano. (more...)

Caroline Langrishe, Sara Bahadori & More Join Arcola Theatre's THE NIGHTMARES OF CARLOS FUENTES
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

The full cast for The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes are Caroline Langrishe (Lydia King), Sara Bahadori (Case Worker/Sahar Husain) and Selva Rasalingam (Kevin/Khaled Al Hamrani) who join the previously announced Nabil Elouahabi (Carlos Fuentes). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Philadelphia's Piffaro Scores A Hit With Its PRISONERS AND PENITENTS Season Close
by Marakay Rogers - May 23, 2014

The internationally noted Renaissance ensemble performed music to lament one's fate by, inside one of Pennsylvania's most historic prisons. It's worth performing anywhere. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of RSC's WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES in the West End
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

On Saturday 17th May, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies celebrated their opening night at the Aldwych Theatre, London WC2. After the performance, creative team, cast and guests headed to The Royal Horseguards in Whitehall for a party. Check out the photos below! (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, GIDION'S KNOT & More Set for NextStop Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

NextStop Theatre Company has announced the line up for their 2014/15 main stage season. The second season for the DC area's most talked about new theatre company features an eclectic mixture of titles that includes a contemporary comedy, a period drama, two musicals, a long running Off-Broadway hit, and a regional premiere. (more...)

Review Roundup: RSC's WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES
by Review Roundups - May 19, 2014

On Saturday 17th May, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies celebrated their opening night at the Aldwych Theatre, London WC2. The West End company includes Ben Miles as Cromwell, Nathaniel Parker as Henry VIII, Lydia Leonard as Anne Boleyn, Paul Jesson as Cardinal Wolsey and Lucy Briers as Katherine of Aragon. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BRING UP THE BODIES, Aldwych Theatre, May 17 2014
by Gary Naylor - May 18, 2014

Gary Naylor sees an ambitious, clever and tremendously rewarding adaptation of Hilary Mantel's award-winning historical novels, transferred from the RSC's Stratford-upon-Avon home to the West End for a summer season. (more...)

Maren Montalbano and Piffaro, The Renaissance Band Perform Today at the Eastern State Penitentiary
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

As she awaited her untimely end in the Tower of London, King Henry VIII's second wife Anne Boleyn is said to have penned the poem, 'O Death, rock me to sleep.' Today, May 16th, the executed queen's words will haunt the cellblocks of Eastern State Penitentiary, brought back to life by Piffaro, The Renaissance Band and mezzo-soprano Maren Montalbano. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Lydia Leonard, Anne Boleyn in RSC's WOLF HALL And BRING UP THE BODIES
by Carrie Dunn - May 11, 2014

As a Tudor history obsessive, it's a source of constant professional frustration to me that I can never ask some of the key players the questions that would establish the truth behind the myths and mysteries. Performers taking on roles of iconic real-life people, however, get to sift through the sources to understand the figure they're portraying. (more...)

A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST, Helmed by Aaron Posner and Teller, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director and William Russo, Managing Director; presents the last production of its 2013/14 Season, THE TEMPEST, adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller from the play by William Shakespeare, with magic by Teller, music by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, and movement by Matt Kent of Pilobolus. (more...)

RSC's WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES Transfer to the Aldwych Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Playful Productions and the Royal Shakespeare Company's sell-out productions of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies transfer to the Aldwych Theatre from tonight, 1 May, for a strictly limited season until 6 September. (more...)

Henry Godinez Directs WATER BY THE SPOONFUL at the Court Theatre, Now thru 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Court Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season with the Chicago premiere of Water by the Spoonful written by Quiara Alegria Hudes, and directed by Henry Godinez. Water by the Spoonful will run tonight, March 6 - April 6, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:00PM. (more...)

RSC's WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES to Transfer to the Aldwych Theatre, May 1-Sept 6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Playful Productions and the Royal Shakespeare Company have announced that the sell-out productions of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies will transfer to the Aldwych Theatre from 1 May for a strictly limited season until 6 September. RSC Members Priority Booking opens at 10am on Thursday 6 March. Public Booking opens at 10am on Monday 10 March. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's HENRY IV: PART 1 & 2 Begins 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Cincinnati's stage for the classics, is proud to present William Shakespeare's 'Henry IV: Part 1 & 2', playing from March 28- April 19, 2014. This production is directed by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Producing Artistic Director Brian Isaac Phillips and features CSC Resident Ensemble Members Jim Hopkins, Justin McCombs and Matthew Lewis Johnson. The History Cycle Sponsor is Osborne Rohs Williams & Donohoe and the design is sponsored by Messer Construction. (more...)

More Than LBJ! Meet the Full Company of ALL THE WAY, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 5, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, is currently in previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. The production officially opens on Thursday, March 6, 2014 for a strictly limited engagement. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast of ALL THE WAY, plus watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery Presents HANS HOLBEIN RE-MADE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

A new display exploring the high demand for copies and versions of portraits by Tudor court painter Hans Holbein the Younger has opened at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Hans Holbein Re-made brings together a selection of important copies of the celebrated German artist's portraits, revealing at the same time new research that has emerged from the Gallery's ongoing Making Art in Tudor Britain project. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's HENRY IV: PARTS 1 & 2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Cincinnati's stage for the classics, is proud to present William Shakespeare's 'Henry IV: Part 1 & 2', playing now through April 19, 2014. This production is directed by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Producing Artistic Director Brian Isaac Phillips and features CSC Resident Ensemble Members Jim Hopkins, Justin McCombs and Matthew Lewis Johnson. Scroll down to check out some photos from the production! (more...)

NOT ABOUT HEROES, THE PHYSICISTS & More Set for Shakespeare Theatre's 2014 Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, one of the nation's leading classic theatres, is proud to announce this year's exciting lineup of play titles for their Lend Us Your Ears Reading Series which offers audiences the opportunity to join Shakespeare Theatre directors, actors, and artistic staff as they explore diverse and compelling plays. (more...)

HOMELAND's Damian Lewis Signs on for Thriller OUR KIND OF TRAITOR
by Movies News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, HOMELAND's Damian Lewis has boarded the thriller OUR KIND OF TRAITOR, joining Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard and Naomie Harris in the cast. Susanna White directs. (more...)

Unexpected Opera to Bring New Series - OPERA NAKED THE CHAT SHOW to St. James Studio, April-July 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Following on from the successful run of Opera Naked at the St. James Studio last year, Unexpected Opera presents a new series - Opera Naked the chat show - a series of zesty operatic cabaret shows, spiked with comedy. (more...)

A.R.T.'s Re-Imagined Production of THE TEMPEST Will Now Play Smith Center Through 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has now added a third and final week of performances for the world premiere of THE TEMPEST, which will now play April 6-27, with special preview performances April 1-4. The opening night celebration will take place on Saturday, April 5. Produced in association with the American Reparatory Theater (A.R.T.), THE TEMPEST is adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller from the play by William Shakespeare, with magic by Teller, music by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan and movement by Matt Kent of Pilobolus. THE TEMPEST will perform at The Smith Center's Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park in a 500-seat climate-controlled tent. Tickets start at $35 for regular performances and $25 for preview performances. Tickets for the opening night celebration are $150 and include an exclusive post-show reception. All tickets are on sale now at The Smith Center box office, online at www.TheSmithCenter.com or by phone at (702) 749-2000. (more...)

Tom Nelis to Star in, Aaron Posner and Teller to Direct A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director and William Russo, Managing Director; announced today the company for the last production of its 2013/14 Season, THE TEMPEST, adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller from the play by William Shakespeare, with magic by Teller, music by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, and movement by Matt Kent of Pilobolus. (more...)

TALES OF A COUNTRY DOCTOR is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

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'Homeland's Damian Lewis to Return to Broadway in NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

The Emmy-winning star revealed that theater audiences can look forward to seeing him next spring on the Broadway stage in a new production of 'Night of the Iguana.' (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe to Bring HAMLET to Folger Theatre, July 25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The London-based Shakespeare's Globe will bring their global touring production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet to Folger Theatre for three performances only on July 25 and 26, 2014, making it the only east coast stop for the company in the United States. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, the production is a fresh, pared-down version of the classic tragedy of deferred revenge. (more...)

APPLAUSE's Penny Fuller Set for Q&A at Spiral Theater Studio, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

In Celebrating Penny Fuller's stellar career, she will be sharing the stage with Richard Skipper recounting a 50+ year career in theater, television, film and in cabaret. She will be telling these stories to Richard Skipper of 'Richard Skipper Celebrates!' who interviews celebrities by blog and in a live setting such as the Spiral Theater Studio to get the essence of the artist's complete body of work. (more...)

BRING UP THE BODIES/WOLF HALL Extend Until Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Due to overwhelming success, Playful Productions and the Royal Shakespeare Company are thrilled to announce that Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies will extend by four weeks. The productions will now play at the Aldwych Theatre until 4 October 2014. Tickets for the extension go on public sale today. (more...)

Scoop: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES on THE CW - Thursday, July 3, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 12, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, airing on THE CW on Thursday, July 3, 2014! (more...)

Tina Packer's JULIUS CAESAR to Run 6/27-8/30 at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Idealism, ambition, conspiracy, honor, greed, betrayal and the lust for power-echoes of our own modern politics-are all on tap in Shakespeare's potent and bloody Julius Caesar. Last performed at the Company in 1993, Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer delivers audiences her 'bare-Bard' production of Caesar, marking its final leg of a three city tour-Orlando, Florida, Prague in the Czech Republic, and now at home in Lenox, with Shakespeare & Company. With 7 actors playing multiple roles this poetry-filled psychological and political thriller follows the conspiracy and assassination of the omnipotent Roman leader, and the consequences that ensue from his brutal murder. Performances run in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre June 27 - August 30.Press Opening is Friday, July 4 at 8:00pm. (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery, London Presents THE REAL TUDORS: KINGS AND QUEENS REDISCOVERED, 9/12-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

A special display for the first time showing rare and important loans alongside nearly all the National Portrait Gallery's portraits of the Tudor monarchs will open at the National Portrait Gallery, prior to a major exhibition in Paris, it was announced today (10 June 2014). (more...)

Birmingham Stage Company's 'HORRIBLE HISTORIES' Coming to Sheffield Theatres, 15-19 July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

See history come to life on the Lyceum stage later this month with Birmingham Stage Company's Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain, featuring all new amazing 3D BoggleVision from Tuesday 15 July to Saturday 19 July. (more...)

Arcola Theatre Sets THE NIGHTMARES OF CARLOS FUENTES Post Show Talk, 24 July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Iraq Now And In The Future, an exciting post show talk, has been scheduled to run in conjunction with The Nightmares Of Carlos Fuentes, at the Arcola Theatre, on Thursday 24 July at 9.00pm. The talk is free with any ticket to The Nightmares Of Carlos Fuentes (July offer preview tickets 9). (more...)

EURYANTHE Opens at Bard SummerScape this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

To enrich its immersion in "Schubert and His World," Bard SummerScape 2014 presents Euryanthe (1823) by Carl Maria von Weber, marking the opera's first American revival in 100 years. Headlined by Ellie Dehn, "a charismatic soprano with great stage presence" (Wall Street Journal), Bard's original staging is by Kevin Newbury, creator of SummerScape's "gold standard production" (WQXR) of Richard Strauss's Die Liebe der Danae. Euryanthe's five performances (July 25, 27 & 30; August 1 & 3) feature the festival's resident American Symphony Orchestra under the leadership of music director Leon Botstein, who also leads semi-staged performances of Schubert's own seldom-heard opera Fierrabras, starring Joseph Kaiser, on August 17, and of a double-bill of rarities - Schubert's one-act Singspiel Die Verschworenen and the first American presentation of Franz von Suppe's operetta Franz Schubert - on August 10. As the Financial Times concluded last season, "Some of the most important summer opera experiences in the U.S. are not at the better known festivals but at Bard SummerScape." (more...)

Photo Flash: MACBETH Opens at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Now Through 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

Visions of power captivate and corrupt as the star couple craft their dark fantasies into crimson reality in Shakespeare's Macbeth as envisioned by PSF Producing Artistic Director Patrick Mulcahy. Previewing July 17 and 18, and opening July 19 on the Main Stage, Macbeth runs through August 3. (more...)

Two Pence Theatre Company to Present WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN, 9/4-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Two Pence Theatre Company announces their 2014 production of Thomas Middleton's Women Beware Women, Thursday, Sept. 4 - Saturday, Sept. 27 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. The production is directed by Two Pence Theatre Company Member Kathryn Walsh. Previews run Thursday, Sept. 4, Friday, Sept. 5 and Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Opening/Press night is Monday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. The regular production schedule, September 11 - 27, is Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets prices are $25 ($20 for previews) and are now on sale. To purchase tickets visit www.twopencetheatre.org/see and for more information about the company visit www.twopencetheatre.org. (more...)

Dennis Krausnick Plays Caesar for 14 Shows Only at Shakespeare & Company, 7/15-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

Shakespeare & Company's Dennis Krausnick, a founder and also Director of Training, steps into the title role of Julius Caesar for a brief run beginning July 15 through August 2. Nigel Gore, who has been playing Caesar since it opened several weeks ago, takes a short-term leave from the show after this weekend's performance on Sunday July 13-Gore will be back in the role Saturday, August 9. Krausnick was last seen on stage in the Playhouse in 2012's King Lear in the title role. See Krausnick's bio and photo links below. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LEND ME A TENOR, Opening the 2014 Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The wildly hilarious Tony-Award winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor opens tonight, July 11 at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Running in repertory with Shakespeare's Macbeth, the production continues through August 3 in the PSF Main Stage theatre on the campus of DeSales University. Get a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Patina Miller, Bryan Cranston, Cherry Jones & More Take Home 2014 IRNE Awards; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

The Independent Reviewers of New England congratulate the entire greater Boston theater community on another successful year of stellar productions. The 18th Annual IRNE Awards was held on Monday, April 7, with awards in 54 categories in writing, acting, design in all disciplines, and directing. (more...)

Unexpected Opera Brings New Series - OPERA NAKED THE CHAT SHOW to St. James Studio, Now thru July 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

Following on from the successful run of Opera Naked at the St. James Studio last year, Unexpected Opera presents a new series - Opera Naked the chat show - a series of zesty operatic cabaret shows, spiked with comedy. (more...)

Shakespeare on the Sound to Present 2 GENTS JR.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

A condensed version of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona, " complete with costumes and sets, is to be assembled by students age 6 to 14 and added to Shakespeare on the Sound's summer camps for 2014. (more...)

THE NIGHTMARES OF CARLOS FUENTES To Run At Arcola, July 2014
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 28, 2014

The World Premiere of The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes runs at the Arcola Theatre from 23 July until 16 August, with press night on 29 July 2014. Design is by Ellan Parry, lighting by Matt Eagland and sound by Andy Graham. Further casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

The Royal Ale Festival Highlights 2014 Scarborough Renaissance Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

Scarborough Renaissance Festival's 34th season is highlighted by the Royal Ale Festival today, April 26 and Sunday, April 27. (more...)

Rashid Razaq's THE NIGHTMARES OF CARLOS FUENTES to Run 23 July - 16 August at Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Rashid Razaq's new play, The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes, is based on an award-winning short story by Hassan Blasim. It is directed by Nicolas Kent, who was Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre from 1984-2012. The cast includes Nabil Elouahabi who was a leading actor in the Olivier nominated, and critically acclaimed trilogy, The Great Game: Afghanistan, which ran at the Tricycle Theatre and toured throughout the US. He also was a series regular in Channel 4's BAFTA nominated Top Boy (series two). (more...)

The Royal Ale Festival to Highlight 2014 Scarborough Renaissance Festival, 4/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Scarborough Renaissance Festival's 34th season is highlighted by the Royal Ale Festival this Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27. The Royal Ale Festival will feature tastings of assorted beers along with appetizers and a variety of lively Scarborough entertainment for only $10 (in addition to admission to the festival) from 1-3 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday in Scarborough's scenic Crown Pavilion. Beer varieties will include 90 Shilling, Elissa IPA, Murphy's Red, Franconia Koelsch and others. Participants must be 21 to attend and tickets may be purchased in advance at http://www.srfestival.com/ or at the ticket office on Saturday or Sunday. (more...)

Bard SummerScape 2014 to Present Weber, Schubert and Von Suppe, 7/25-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Reviving important but neglected operas is one of the ways the Bard SummerScape festival in New York's Annandale-on-Hudson has established itself, and this year's immersion in "Schubert and His World" - culminating in the 25th-anniversary season of the Bard Music Festival - is no exception. To enrich its exploration of the roots of Austro-German Romanticism, Bard presents Euryanthe (1823) by Schubert's contemporary Carl Maria von Weber, marking the opera's first American revival in 100 years. Headlined by Ellie Dehn, Bard's original staging is by Kevin Newbury, creator of SummerScape's production of Richard Strauss's Die Liebe der Danae. Euryanthe's five performances (July 25, 27 & 30; August 1 & 3) feature the festival's resident American Symphony Orchestra under the leadership of music director Leon Botstein, who also leads semi-staged performances of Schubert's own seldom-heard opera Fierrabras starring Joseph Kaiser, best known for his leading role in Kenneth Branagh's film adaptation of The Magic Flute, on August 17, and of a double-bill of rarities - Schubert's one-act Singspiel Die Verschworenen and Franz von Suppe's operetta Franz Schubert - on August 10. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre to Host Open House for Volunteers, 55/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is seeking volunteers to assist with ushering, concessions, and its gift shop for the Theatre's 2014 Season which begins May 28th. The Shakespeare Theatre will hold a Volunteer Open House on Thursday, May 15th at 7:30 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre in Madison. Community members interested in volunteering are invited to attend this open house to learn about the 2014 Season from Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte, mingle with veteran volunteers, meet the professional management staff, and find out more about the Theatre's volunteer opportunities. (more...)

Tom Nelis Stars in, Aaron Posner and Teller Direct A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST, Beg. Tonight in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director and William Russo, Managing Director, presents the last production of its 2013/14 Season, THE TEMPEST, adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller from the play by William Shakespeare, with magic by Teller, music by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, and movement by Matt Kent of Pilobolus. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe to Bring HAMLET, KING LEAR to Folger Theatre's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Folger Theatre Artistic Producer Janet Alexander Griffin today announced the 2014/15 season. With six full Shakespeare productions on stage at the Folger to celebrate the Bard's 450th, Folger Theatre will start the upcoming season with two special, limited engagements by London's Shakespeare's Globe. First, the acclaimed staging of Hamlet, seen at the Folger in 2012, returns in late July for just three performances as part of their Globe to Globe Hamlet, the ambitious two-year tour bringing the Danish prince to every country in the world. Then, once again in a September residency, Shakespeare's Globe will perform King Lear for eighteen shows. Joseph Marcell (TV's The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Jacques in Folger Theatre's 2007 As You Like It) plays the title role. (more...)

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