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Cast Complete for Oscar Isaac-Led HAMLET at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for HAMLET, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. Directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, HAMLET will begin previews on Tuesday, June 20 and run through Sunday, September 3 in the Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, July 13. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL
by Walter McBride - May 9, 2017

Building The Wall, the new play by Pulitzer and Tony winner Robert Schenkkan (All The Way), will make its New York premiere beginning performances on Friday, May 12th at 8:00 pm and opening on Sunday, May 21st at 7:30 pm at New World Stages (340 West 50th St.) for a strictly limited engagement through July 9, 2017. (more...)

Collaborative Theatre to Stage Avant-Garde ALICE IN WONDERLAND
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Collaborative Theatre Company will present "Alice in Wonderland" as its final show of its second season from June 9-25 at Fells Point Corner Theatre. (more...)


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Mark Rylance to Reign on Broadway in FARINELLI AND THE KING This Winter
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Mark Rylance, three-time Tony Award winner (Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing, Twelfth Night) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies), will return to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of FARINELLI AND THE KING, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen, it was announced today by producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Black. (more...)

Actors' Theatre of Columbus Announces 2017 Season PRIVILEGE & POWER
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

 "Privilege & Power," Actors' Theatre of Columbus' 2017 season, is an exploration of the social dynamics we all live in. The season spans tragedy, farce, and romance through some of the best-loved pieces of literature as well as rarely revived gems. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL
by Walter McBride - May 5, 2017

Building The Wall, the new play by Pulitzer and Tony winner Robert Schenkkan (All The Way), will make its New York premiere beginning performances on Friday, May 12th at 8:00 pm and opening on Sunday, May 21st at 7:30 pm at New World Stages (340 West 50th St.) for a strictly limited engagement through July 9, 2017. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Signs on for 'MIDSUMMER' at Shakespeare in the Park; More Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2017 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Tuesday, May 23 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, continuing a 55-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. (more...)

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with John Douglas Thompson and More for JULIUS CAESAR in the Park
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Public Theater is gearing up for its 2017 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Tuesday, May 23 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, continuing a 55-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. The rarely seen Julius Caesar, directed by The Public's Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, begins previews Tuesday, May 23 and runs through Sunday, June 18 with an official press opening on Monday, June 12. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal! (more...)

Julian Glover to Return to Bristol Old Vic in Politically Charged JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Rehearsals begin for the thrilling political tragedy Julius Caesar, directed by Simon Dormandy, in a follow up to last year's ground-breaking collaboration between Bristol Old Vic and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School's graduating students. Performances will play 9 June-1 July 2017, with press night slated for 14 June. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Actor's Theatre of Columbus' Tent Dinner
by Jerri Shafer - May 28, 2017

On Friday, May 26th, Actor's Theatre of Columbus celebrated their 36th year of performing in the historic Schiller Park by hosting its annual tent dinner and fundraiser. Guests were treated with pre-show entertainment, silent auction, outdoor fine dining, and their season-opening performance of Julius Caesar. For more information on how you can donate to Actor's Theatre or become involved, visit them on facebook, http://theactorstheatre.org/ or write to info@theactorstheatre.org (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Daniel Sullivan Explains How He Brought THE LITTLE FOXES Back with Not One But Two Leading Ladies!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 28, 2017

As the director of MTC's six-time Tony nominated revival of The Little Foxes, Daniel Sullivan has had the pleasure of bringing the classic to life twice over- with Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon in rotating roles. What was their strategy in the rehearsal room? Figuring it out as they went! (more...)

Review Roundup: Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - May 26, 2017

BUILDING THE WALL, the new play by Pulitzer and Tony winner Robert Schenkkan (All The Way, Hacksaw Ridge - Academy Award nominee The Kentucky Cycle), opened in its New York premiere on May 21st at New World Stages for a limited engagement through July 9, 2017. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Optimist Theatre Announces Cast of Free Shakespeare in the Park's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Optimist Theatre, presenter of Milwaukee's Shakespeare in the Park (SitP), has announced details of this July's production of "Much Ado About Nothing." The three-weekend run will feature Kelley Faulkner* and Todd Denning* as Beatrice and Benedick, Michael Stebbins* as Don Pedro, Jonathan Wainwright* as Don John and Jim Pickering* as Dogberry. (more...)

BWW Review: JULIUS CAESAR, Crucible, Sheffield
by Ruth Deller - May 24, 2017

Robert Hastie's debut at Sheffield Theatres features some electrifying scenes as it sets Julius Caesar in the present-day. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Actors' Theatre of Columbus' JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Actors' Theatre of Columbus presents Julius Caesar, directed by Philip J. Hickman. Performances take place May 25 - June 16, 2017 on Thursdays through Sundays at 8pm at Schiller Park Amphitheatre, German Village. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre presents the Return of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 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 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company's JULIUS CAESAR Presented Over Memorial Day Weekend in Jaffrey
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Royal Shakespeare Company's current production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, the epic political tragedy, will be presented at Jaffrey's River Street Theatre (RST), a project of The Park Theatre, as part of its RST Stage2Screen Series this Sunday, May 28 plus Monday, May 29. (more...)

NUMBERS NERDS: The [almost] All-Girl Math Challenge Comes to Peter Jay Sharp Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and CPA Theatricals present Numbers Nerds, the [almost] all-girl math challenge, with book by Laura Stratford, Music by David Kornfeld, lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, additional music by Dylan MarcAurele and original story by Larry Little.  Amber Mak, New Works Development Director at Chicago's Paramount Theatre, directs and choreographs a cast of six, including Danielle Davila, Madison Kauffman, Jake Morrissy, Maisie Rose, Sharon Sachs (Film: 'Home Alone;'  TV: 'Weeds,' 'Dexter,' 'Grimm') and Tiffany Tatreau (Ride the Cyclone). Six performances will be staged at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, New York City from July 19-23, 2017. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host Annual TRU Tony Award Party
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will be hosting their annual TRU Tony Award Party / Fundraiser on Sunday, June 11, 2017 beginning at 7pm at Jack Doyle's Pub & Restaurant, 240 W. 35th Street, NYC. (more...)

Casting Complete for Summer Run of All-Female JULIUS CAESAR, Set All-Girls High School
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Pocket Universe will present a new, all-female production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, starring Alyssa May Gold (Arcadia on Broadway, Middle of the Night) as Brutus, Dea Julien (West Side Story 1st Nat'l Tour, Blueprint Specials) as Julius Caesar, Violeta Picayo (BEDLAM's Sense & Sensibility, RadioBABEL) as Mark Antony, Madeline Wolf (Fun Home on Broadway, Normativity) as Cassius, Miranda Cornell (Alter Ego, #Blessed) as Casca, and Amie Tedesco (Lemon Sky, Any Day Now) as Lucius. All other roles will be played by members of the company. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's PASS OVER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production ofPass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. A provocative and hilarious riff on Waiting for Godot, the complete cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (Moses), Julian Parker (Kitch) and Ryan Hallahan (Mister). Pass Over runs June 1 - July 9, 2017 in the Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. Press performances are Saturday, June 10 at 3pm and Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30pm. Tickets ($20-$89) are available through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. Note: There are a limited number of $30 seats for all performances located in the first front two rows of the theatre with code "CLOSEUP." (more...)

Gate Theatre Adds Extra Performances for ASSATA TAUGHT ME
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Gate Theatre, Notting Hill today announces, due to high demand, an additional six performances for its world premiere production of Kalungi Ssebandeke's debut play Assata Taught Me.  The play tells the story of an imagined friendship between Assata Shakur, former Black Panther and the FBI's most wanted woman, and her pupil in Cuba.  Associate Director of the Gate Lynette Linton directs Adjoa Andoh as Assata and Kenneth Omole as Fanuco in the production which now runs until 2 June. (more...)

2017 Kentucky Shakespeare Festival In Central Park
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The 2017 57th annual Free Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park kicks off its professional season with a comedy, a history, and a tragedy.  The season begins with Much Ado About Nothing on May 31st, then Richard II on June 15th, followed by Julius Caesar on July 29h. Each production will run for two weeks and then all three productions will rotate in repertory July 11-23. All three productions will be performed in a single night starting at 4:30PM on July 22nd for the fourth annual Bard-A-Thon.  (more...)

ME THE PEOPLE: THE TRUMP AMERICA MUSICAL to Play The Triad This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Me The People: The Trump America Musical, a new musical revue with a book and lyrics by Nancy Holson (Bush Wars, The News in Revue on PBS - 5 Emmy Awards, Ludwig Live!) and directed and choreographed by Jay Falzone (Bush Wars, Cooking with the Calamari Sisters), will play at The Triad (158 W. 72nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues), it was announced today by producer Jim Russek. (more...)

Megan Sikora and Andy Talen to Join the Campaign at CHURCH & STATE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Producer Charlotte Cohn with SCS Innovations LLC, Franklin Theatrical Group, Neil Gooding Productions, Ralph Meranto/JCC CenterStage, Brierpatch Productions, Karen Cohen/Jack Hayflick, Bonnie E. Lautenberg, in association with NewYorkRep, announced today cast changes at Church & State. (more...)

Scalia Drama THE ORIGINALIST to Return to Arena Stage This July
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Fresh off a cross-country tour, John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, returns to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith. (more...)

Announcing the Cast of SHAKESPEARE IN HIGH PARK
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Canadian Stage is proud to announce the casting details for the 35th season of Shakespeare in High Park, returning to the High Park Amphitheatre from June 29 to September 3 with bold contemporary takes on King Lear and Twelfth Night, or What You Will under the stars. (more...)

Sydney Premiere of THE VILLAGE BIKE Comes to Old Fitz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Cross Pollinate Productions in association with Red Line Productions is thrilled to present the Sydney premiere of Penelope Skinner's The Village Bike for a limited season at the Old Fitz Theatre from June 7. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, is pleased to present its 22nd production of Free Shakespeare on the Common: William Shakespeare's immortal drama Romeo & Juliet, directed by the brilliant up-and-coming director Allegra Libonati. Performances are free of charge, and will take place on the Boston Common, near the Parkman Bandstand.  Lead Sponsor: Babson College (more...)

OrangeMite Studios to Present SHAKESPEARE IN SHORTS
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The OrangeMite Shakespeare Company in association with Dover Township presents its first FREE production available to the community! Local actors return to reprise their roles held in three previous productions for this one-time special event. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at James Badge Dale and Tamara Tunie in BUILDING THE WALL Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

BUILDING THE WALL, the new play by Pulitzer and Tony winner Robert Schenkkan (All The Way, Hacksaw Ridge - Academy Award nominee The Kentucky Cycle), is making its New York premiere, with an official opening set for Sunday, May 21st at New World Stages (340 West 50th St.), for a strictly limited engagement through July 9, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Finds Full Company at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. (more...)

New Adaptation of MISS JULIE to Debut at Access Theater This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Strindberg's divisive and controversial play, Miss Julie, will premiere in a new adaptation this May at Access Theater in TriBeCa. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Sun King Davis
by Elliot Lanes - May 16, 2017

Today's subject Sun King Davis is currently living his theatre life onstage in Rorschach Theatre's world premiere play Forgotten Kingdoms by Randy Baker. The production continues through May 21st at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Greg Hicks in RICHARD III, Opening Tonight at the Arcola
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Following his celebrated performances as Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Coriolanus and King Lear for the Royal Shakespeare Company, RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks takes on the role of the tyrant king Richard in Shakespeare's RICHARD III, opening tonight 15 May at the Arcola Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Stephen Schwartz's Jazzy AS YOU LIKE IT, Fiasco's TWELFTH NIGHT, Terrence McNally Premiere and More Slated for CSC's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, today announced plans for the company's 50th Anniversary season beginning this fall.  (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer for the Crucible's Modern Interpretation of JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Jonathan Hyde
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Rehearsals are underway at Sheffield Theatres for Artistic Director Robert Hastie's inaugural production, Julius Caesar (Wed 17 May - Sat 10 June). It will be the first time that Shakespeare's fast-paced, gripping thriller will have been seen on the Crucible stage. Watch a new trailer for the modern production below! (more...)

David Walliams' THE FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON Lands at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

3…2…1… Blast Off! Edinburgh Festival Fringe audiences will have the chance to experience an explosively funny space adventure as David Walliams' stage adaptation of The First Hippo on the Moon touches down in Edinburgh this August. (more...)

New England Premiere Opens Gloucester Stage 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company kicks off its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the New England Premiere of John Kolvenbach's Bank Job from May 19 through June 10 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. For two brothers, Russell and Tracey, new to the armed robbery industry, what seems like easy money turns out to be a lot more difficult than it looks in the movies in John Kolvenbach's hilarious Bank Job. When heist plans A and B (and C through F) fail, the brothers find themselves locked in the executive bathroom with no way out and no choice but to depend on a brave bank teller, a guileless cop, and the man in the shadows who put them up to the whole thing. A fun comedy, Bank Job is about the holes we dig ourselves into-and the unexpected comrades we trust to dig us out. Directed by GSC Artistic Director Robert Walsh and featuring GSC veterans Johnny Lee Davenport, Nael Nacer, Richard McElvain and Paul Melendy and GSC newcomer Shuyi Jia.. (more...)

BWW Previews: Teater KataK's CLEOPATRA in Gedung Kesenian Jakarta
by Yuliani Supandji - May 15, 2017

Teater KataK will perform an original play titled CLEOPATRA, May 12-14 at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta. (more...)

Photo Flash: Two Casts Bring COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) to Playhouse 1960
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Shakespeare may be turning in his grave, but the show that's become a cult classic contains all 37 plays (plus sonnets) in just 97 minutes. Scroll down for a look at two casts in action in COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) at Playhouse 1960! (more...)

BUILDING THE WALL Announces Rush Policy Before Tomorrow's First Preview
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Building the Wall, which begins performances tomorrow, May 12, at New World Stages, will be offering $27 student rush tickets during the show's preview period. The tickets are available for all preview performances and must be purchased at the New World Stages box office with a valid student ID. The offer is valid for a pair of tickets each and may be purchased for preview performances in advance. (more...)

Off-Broadway's BUILDING THE WALL to Donate to, Host Talk-Backs with Immigrant Rights Organizations
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The producers of BUILDING THE WALL have announced a financial and programmatic partnership with a small group of immigrant rights organizations including the AFSC'S Immigrant Rights Program, Define American, the Immigrant Defense Project, and the New York Immigration Coalition. (more...)

Smith Street Stage Brings a Scheming RICHARD III to Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The celebrated Brooklyn theatre company, Smith Street Stage, will return to Carroll Park for its eighth year of presenting free outdoor Shakespeare-under-the-stars. This summer's production will be Richard III, playing from June 7 through 25. Admission is free. No tickets are required. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Allen Elizabethan Theatre Opens 6/16-18
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival invites audiences to "be our guest" for a Falstaffian romp through merry old Windsor; a heroic, Homeric journey home to Ithaka; and a revelatory musical journey of self-discovery when its outdoor theatre opens the weekend of June 16-18. The Allen Elizabethan Theatre will feature The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Dawn Monique Williams; The Odyssey, adapted and directed by Mary Zimmerman; and Disney's Beauty and the Beast, directed by Eric Tucker. Previews begin June 6, and all three shows will run through the weekend of October 13-15. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ian Merrill Peakes and More in TIMON OF ATHENS at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Folger Theatre concludes its very successful 25th anniversary season this spring with Shakespeare's gripping tragedy Timon of Athens. Directed by Robert Richmond (Othello, Henry V, Richard III), this rarely produced satire examining wealth, false friendships, and the abuse of generosity features Helen Hayes Award-winner Ian Merrill Peakes (Macbeth, Othello, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) in the title role. Timon of Athens is on stage now through June 11, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Pipeline-Collective presents the Nashville premiere of BRILLIANT TRACES
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2017

Pipeline-Collective presents the final production of its inaugural season - the Nashville premiere of Brilliant Traces, a two-person play by Cindy Lou Johnson, directed by frequent Pipeline collaborator Laramie Hearn and starring Amanda Card and Taylor Novak - at Belmont Little Theatre on the Belmont University campus June 16-18. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Jonathan Hyde and More for JULIUS CAESAR at the Crucible
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Rehearsals are underway at Sheffield Theatres for Artistic Director Robert Hastie's inaugural production, Julius Caesar (Wed 17 May - Sat 10 June). It will be the first time that Shakespeare's fast-paced, gripping thriller will have been seen on the Crucible stage. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

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