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...)

Rubicon Theatre Presents the Hilarious Comedy MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents Moonlight and Magnolias, the hilarious fly on the wall comedy by Ron Hutchinson about how the most iconic film in Hollywood history almost didn't get made. Directed by Stephanie A. Coltrin, this production features the same principal cast members from her critically acclaimed staging of Moonlight and Magnolias at Hermosa Beach Playhouse in 2010. Just in time for the 80th anniversary of Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, 'Gone With the Wind,' Rubicon brings this wildly funny, behind-the-scenes farce to Ventura on Saturday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. with an after party to follow atThe Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood. Previews are August 31, Sept. 1 and 2. The show runs through September 18. (more...)

Additional Casting Announced for 2016/17 season at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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THE LEAGUE OF YOUTH, An Ibsen Classic with a Modern Spin, to Play Theatre N16 in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Riot Act unearths THE LEAGUE OF YOUTH, a rarely produced piece by Henrik Ibsen for its third professional production in the UK since its 1870 publication. This blisteringly relevant and razor sharp dissection of cultural and professional revolution where old institutions are forced to face the radical new is here presented in a new adaptation by Ashley Pearson and directed by Whit Hertford, the team behind this year's fringe sell-out Coverage, a newsroom adaptation of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.  (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...)

Casting Announced for Writers Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce casting for the first five plays of the company's 25th Anniversary Season.  (more...)

Romeo Castellucci, Forced Entertainment and more at FIAF's Crossing the Line Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, is thrilled to announce the full program for the Crossing the LineFestival 2016, the tenth annual edition of its celebrated fall arts festival, presenting interdisciplinary works and performances by artists from around the world. Crossing the Line runs from September 22 through November 3 in venues and public spaces throughout New York City. Tickets will go on saleAugust 15. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces Free Live-streaming of WILD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Hampstead Theatre today announces that its acclaimed production of Wild will be streamed worldwide, free, and live on its final night, Saturday 23 July at 7.30pm GMT, in association with The Guardian. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Fall 2016 KDFC Radio Broadcast Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

San Francisco Opera's partnership with the Bay Area's Classical KDFC continues with a fall season of opera radio broadcasts beginning August 7 with the star-studded, June 16, 2016 gala concert celebrating San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley. The Company's highly acclaimed 2016 Summer Season productions of Bizet's Carmen, Verdi's Don Carlo and Jana?ek's Jen?fa, along with a special 1982 'From the Archives' broadcast of Handel's Julius Caesar, will air each month through December 4. All performances were recorded live at the War Memorial Opera House and feature the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and San Francisco Opera Chorus. (more...)

Shreveport Dance Academy Names Faculty for Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

LISA CHALMERS-NAUMANN and PHILLIP BROOMHEAD will be members of the faculty for the Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Intensive from August 1-5, 2016 in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

BWW Review: Door Shakespeare's Fiercely Human JULIUS CAESAR Examines Political Friends and Foes
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jul 18, 2016

While William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar dramatically retells history through rich verse, Door Shakespeare at Baileys Harbor's Bjorklunden gives the play a fiercely human touch in this intimate garden setting. Here a serene rose garden might be enjoyed before the show, directly accessible from the bleacher theater seating. While Director and Milwaukee Rep Artistic Associate James Pickering focuses Shakespeare's political tragedy on the personal relationships between Brutus and Caesar, Cassius and Brutus or Brutus and Portia, Marc Anthony weaves between these relationships before laying rest to the murdered dictator in his famous, 'Friends, Romans, Countrymen' oration... In the lush garden on this moonlit stage, the tragic drama acquires a highly intimate and personal interpretation between the litany of interconnections crossing the moral lines between friends and foes, honor and honesty. (more...)

Elements Theatre to Crown Summer 2016 with Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Crowning its year-long tribute to Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, Elements Theatre Company presents King Lear under the direction of Danielle Dwyer, CJ. In the striking outdoor setting of the Atrium of the Church of the Transfiguration, the members of Elements Theatre Company bring all of their passionate dedication and expertise to the Bard's riveting portrayal of a kingdom and families torn apart. Press night is Opening night, August 12, 7:00pm guest lecture Dr. Kathryn Moncrief, followed by outdoor performance 8:00pm. (more...)

Huntington-Codman Summer Theatre Institute Presents ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Huntington Theatre Company's Department of Education and Community Programs and Dorchester's Codman Academy Charter Public School's collaboration, the Huntington-Codman Summer Theatre Institute, will culminate in two public performances of William Shakespeare'sRomeo and Juliet on Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29 at 7pm at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The public is invited to the free performances and encouraged to RSVP online. (more...)

Bridge Rep of Boston to Open Season with DOG PADDLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

In its first three years, Bridge Rep has mounted a variety of innovative work, from sold-out classics to the tune of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and Oscar Wilde's Salome, to new plays, such as the 2016 Elliot Norton Award-winning The Launch Prize. In Year Four, the vibrant company expands their repertoire with a United States premiere-Reto Finger's Swiss play, Dog Paddle (or, struggling inelegantly against drowning). (more...)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Opens 7/22 at ?The City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The City Theatre continues its summer season with the Tennessee Williams American classic, The Glass Menagerie, which revolutionized modern drama and is still an undisputed masterpiece from one of the great voices of the American theatre.  Directed by Jeff Hinkle and starring Ben McLemore, Sarah Zeringue, Terri Bennett, and Donato De Luca. The production runs July 22 - August 14, 2016. (more...)

Throughline Theatre to Stage JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Shakespeare's play depicts both the buildup to Caesar's assassination and the violent aftermath of the murder. Cassius, the chief conspirator against Caesar, convinces Brutus, once Caesar's loyal friend, that Caesar has become too powerful and that assassination is the only way to protect the people from tyranny. They carry out the murder but then encounter a powerful enemy in Mark Antony. In place of the traditional Roman setting, Throughline's production is set in a tent city and explores the connection of Shakespeare's text to the violence and class division of today's world. (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...)

Good Chance Announces Summer Events At Somerset House And Southbank Centre
by Edward Baker - Jul 12, 2016

Good Chance have today announced two Encampment events at Somerset House on the north bank of the Thames this summer. In addition, they are delighted to confirm award-winning actress Cush Jumbo and prize-winning journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown will be included in the Encampment line-up at Southbank Centre, as previously announced, taking place inside the iconic Good Chance Dome, direct from the Calais 'Jungle' refugee camp from 30 July to 7 August. (more...)

FST to Conclude 2016 Summer Mainstage Season with THE GOD OF ISAAC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Presenting a searing story of self-discovery, FST brings The God Of Isaac to the Gompertz stage to complete the 2016 Summer Mainstage Season. Written by James Sherman, this courageous and challenging journey of one man in search of answers runs from August 3 through August 21 in the Gompertz Theatre. Tickets are available online at floridastudiotheatre.org or by calling the box office at 941-366-9000. (more...)

The Public's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA Opens Tonight at Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Public Theater recently announced that Louis Cancelmi, last seen as Caliban in the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest, had stepped into the company of Troilus and Cressida as Achilles, replacing David Harbour, who suffered an injury during previews and will be unable to complete the run. The play celebrates its opening tonight, August 9, after a short delay. (more...)

BWW Interview: PAINT YOUR WAGON's Robert Cuccioli
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Aug 8, 2016

Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli has a long career on stage and an unusual path to get there. He comes to the Ordway stage in an all-new production of Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON that the Ordway is collaborating with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre on, which includes a new book and orchestrations. (more...)

Alex Weisman to Lead Chicago Premiere of HAND TO GOD; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for its first show of its 42st season, Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

Nikki M. James, Jose Llana and Andrew Kober to Lead the Public's TWELFTH NIGHT Musical Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Public Theater will kick off the 2016-17 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, TWELFTH NIGHT will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Nikki M. James as Viola and Jose Llana as Orsino. (more...)

Karen Pittman and Richard Topol Star in Chautauqua Theater Company's THE GLOW OVERHEAD Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Karen Pittman, best known for playing the role of Jory in the Tony-nominated play Disgraced and starring in the TV series 'The Americans,' and Richard Topol, known for numerous Broadway appearances, most recently with Larry David in Fish in the Dark, both star in Chautauqua Theater Company's (CTC) Signature Staged Reading of The Glow Overhead. (more...)

Emily Kron and Steven Mooney to Star in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The cast of Little Shop of Horrors has arrived to Playhouse on Park! (more...)

BWW Review: Optimist Theatre Embraces Shakespeare and Its Audience
by Erin Lewenauer - Aug 26, 2016

You can feel fall. The breaking of a stick. The shattering of leaves. It's unusual to fall victim to this intense experience in the aggressively muggy, unending days of August in Milwaukee. And yet you'll feel this beginning with the first chord of Optimist Theatre's production of Shakespeare's tragedy Julius Caesar, performed 12 times over 3 weekends: August 4-7, 11-13, and 18-21. Free to the public, this marks the program's 7th season, held outdoors at the Selig-Joseph-Folz ampitheater in Alice Bertschy Kadish Park. (more...)

Tony Nominee Forrest McClendon to Speak at Opening of FIRST FOLIO! Exhibition at UConn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The widespread news coverage earlier this year of the discovery in Scotland of a previously unknown first edition of the collected works of William Shakespeare is bringing greater interest to the national traveling exhibition "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare" that will be on display at the William Benton Museum of Art at UConn from Sept. 1 to 25. (more...)

Horse Head Theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of THE JUDGMENT OF FOOLS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Absurdities abound in 2016, so this fall Horse Head invites you to blow off some steam, knock back a few and tell us what you really think. (more...)

LaMaMa to Host Algerian Company Istijmam's THE APPLES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

A displaced factory worker, an old trade unionist, and an actor serendipitously meet in a public toilet, brought together by a vain pursuit of a precious piece of fruit and the need for a clean, calm space to rehearse Julius Caesar. Embodied by Algerian-based experimental theater company Istijmam, these three characters form the core of Et'teffeh (The Apples), a physically charged, satiric fable that captures the frustrations, absurdities, and uncertainties of everyday life. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THE DONMAR SHAKESPEARE TRILOGY
by Marianka Swain - Aug 24, 2016

The Donmar will break out beyond its Covent Garden home, opening a new, in-the-round, 420-seat temporary theatre at King's Cross in association with Theatre Tracks, immediately adjacent to King's Cross station and directly accessible from King's Boulevard. (more...)

N.J. Premiere of RED VELVET at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) is proud to present the New Jersey premiere of British playwright Lolita Chakrabarti's multi-award-winning play, Red Velvet. Performances begin September 7 and continue through September 25 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 going online at shakespearenj.org. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 21
by Audition Roundup - Aug 21, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 21, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Kicks Off 2016-17 Season With TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) opens its 2016-2017 season on September 9th  with Sam Shepard's Tony-nominated masterpiece, True West-a modern American classic exploring themes of sibling rivalry, art as commerce, and what it means to 'be a man.' Like a runaway train, this dark comedy about two brothers and their mutual resentment takes audiences on a thrill ride into the dark side of the human psyche, with laughs and unexpected moments of revelation along the way.  In its world premiere, the San Francisco Chronicle noted that True West is "clear, funny, naturalistic. It's also opaque, terrifying, surrealistic.  If that sounds contradictory, you're on to one aspect of Shepard's winning genius-the ability to make you think your watching one thing while at the same time he's presenting another." (more...)

Chautauqua Theater to Present THE GLOW OVERHEAD as Final 2016 Signature Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) continues its significant commitment to new play development under the co-leadership of Artistic Directors Vivienne Benesch and Andrew Borba with Signature Staged Readings of The Glow Overhead written by Nick Gandiello, and directed by Sherri Eden Barber, running August 3 - 5 as part of the 2016 season's New Play Workshop. The Glow Overhead plays on the Bratton Theater stage at the Chautauqua Institution. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Iris Theatre's TREASURE ISLAND, Opening Tonight in Covent Garden
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

After receiving five Off West End Award nominations for their 2016 opening production of 'Much Ado About Nothing', Iris Theatre's open air promenade version of 'Treasure Island' opens tonight in the ground of St Paul's Church, Covent Garden in London. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below! (more...)

Cast Announced For Nuffield Theatre's DEDICATION - SHAKESPEARE AND SOUTHAMPTON
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

Sam Hodges, Director of Nuffield Theatre, today announces the cast for his world premiere production of Nick Dear's new play DEDICATION - SHAKESPEARE AND SOUTHAMPTON, which investigates the relationship between William Shakespeare and the 3rd Earl of Southampton. Tom McKay plays Shakespeare and Tom Rhys-Harries plays Henry Wriothesley, the 3rd Earl of Southampton. The production opens on 20 September, with previews from 9 September, runs until 8 October. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR Opens Writers Theatre's 25th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 25th Anniversary Season with a new adaptation of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, directed and adapted by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Scott Parkinson. The show runs September 7 - October 16, 2016 (more...)

KENNY MORGAN to Return to the Arcola with Original Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Arcola Theatre's production of Kenny Morgan will return for just four weeks this September after a sold-out premiere earlier this year. This critically-acclaimed new play is the latest drama by Mike Poulton (Tony nominated for his Broadway versions of Fortune's Fool, Wolf Hall, and Bring up The Bodies). (more...)

Cast Announced For Revival of Caryl Churchill's BLUE HEART
by Marianka Swain - Aug 16, 2016

Casting has been announced for first major revival of Caryl Churchill's BLUE HEART, nearly 20 years after its Royal Court premiere, co-produced by Tobacco Factory Theatres and the Orange Tree Theatre. Blue Heart brings them together to work again with key creatives David Mercatali and Angela Davies, who have worked on previous projects with both organisations. The play runs at Tobacco Factory Theatres 22 September-1 October, and at the Orange Tree Theatre 13 October-19 November. (more...)

Breaking News: Jessica Hecht, John Turturro & Tony Shalhoub Will Lead THE PRICE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced the stars of the new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. (more...)

Globe Guilders Host Annual Couture Fashion Show to Raise Funds for The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Globe Guilders are pleased to announce their annual fashion show and luncheon, Celebrating Couture 2016, presented by Neiman Marcus, to benefit The Old Globe's artistic and arts engagement programs. Each year, the Globe Guilders Fashion Show features couture expertly selected by Neiman Marcus from the elite designers they represent, including Gucci, Etro, and Tom Ford; runway samples from Monique Lhuillier and Marchesa; and a compelling collection from Naeem Khan. Celebrating Couture 2016 will take place on Monday, August 22, 2016 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina.? (more...)

Brown Paper Box Co. to Stage THE BALTIMORE WALTZ This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Brown Paper Box Co. is excited to announce their second main stage production of their 2016/2017 season - The Baltimore Waltz by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel. (more...)

Raul Mendez, Hannia Guillen, Priscilla Lopez and More to Lead Nilo Cruz's BATHING IN MOONLIGHT World Premiere at McCarter Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

When Father Monroe discovers that Marcela and her Cuban-American family are struggling, he offers a warmth and kindness unlike anything Marcela has ever experienced. Small acts of generosity blossom into love as the lines between vocation and passion begin to blur. McCarter Theatre Center Artistic Director Emily Mann and playwright Nilo Cruz reunite for the first time since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics with this lyrical new play about falling in love and finding a place to call home. (more...)

Daniel Boyd and Alison O'Donnell Lead MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Selfridges' reFASHIONed Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 11, 2016

This summer, Selfridges have joined forces with one of the most exciting emerging young British theatre companies in the UK, The Faction, to celebrate Shakespeare400 with a new staging of Much Ado About Nothing at The reFASHIONed Theatre, running 23 August-24 September. (more...)

ANITA BRYANT'S PLAYBOY INTERVIEW Returns to the Cavern Club
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Back in Silverlake by popular demand, and after a Hollywood Fringe Festival run, Anita Bryant's Playboy Interview returns to the Cavern Club Celebrity Theater at Casita del Campo restaurant for only six performances, opening on September 16. This funny, touching, and thought-provoking play chronicles Anita Bryant's campaign to repeal gay rights in Dade County, Florida in 1977. (more...)

CAESAR Brings Shakespeare in the Park to Brooklyn 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

brooklynONE productions (bkONE) presents William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. (more...)

Gregory Linington and Isabel Keating Join Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxesruns September 23-October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Two Capes Unite with Brendan Hughes and Brenda Withers at Gloucester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company's NeverDark Series hosts two powerhouse writer/director/actors: Brendan Hughes and Brenda Withers this August. (more...)

EDWIN, THE STORY OF EDWIN BOOTH to Bring Stage History Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

For their inaugural offering, Great Circle Productions will present the world premiere of EDWIN, The Story of Edwin Booth, a dramatic musical that commemorates the 150th Anniversary (1866-2016) of the legendary actor's return to the stage, as well as the 400th Anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, with music by Marianna Rosett, and book & lyrics by Eric Swanson. (more...)

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