Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

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

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

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

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

New Opera SISTER CARRIE Comes to Marcus Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

SISTER CARRIE, a new American opera commissioned by Florentine Opera from the creators of Elmer Gantry, comes to Milwaukee's Marcus Center for the Performing Arts for two performances: Friday October 7 at 7:30 PM and Sunday October 9 at 2:30 PM. (more...)

RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, Eyes Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Almeida's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, is likely headed to the West End, and possibly the Great White Way. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse to Open 2016-17 Season with World Premiere of Taylor Mac's A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

St. Ann's Warehouse, having just concluded an immensely successful inaugural season in its "stunning" (New York Magazine), "gorgeous" (The New Yorker) new theater on the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront, kicks off its 2016-17 season with a highly anticipated event five years in the making: the World Premiere of Taylor Mac's A 24-Decade History of Popular Music. The "staggering magnum opus" (The New York Times) performance art concert is Mac's subjective history of the United States, told through songs that were popular throughout the country, and in its disparate communities, from 1776 to the present day. From September 15 through October 8, Mac, a 24-piece orchestra and a vast group of special guests will perform this massive spectacle in two ways: as a series of concerts covering three decades each, and in a one-time-only, non-stop, 24-hour marathon performance. (more...)

THE CRUSADE OF CONNOR STEPHENS Set for Midtown International Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

DMoss Productions, in association with The Midtown International Theater Festival, will present the world premiere of THE CRUSADE OF CONNOR STEPHENS, a new play about the events surrounding a school shooting in small-town America. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company to Present JASPER JONES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Opening Friday 5 August at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, award-winning novel Jasper Jones is brought to life in a rich and poignant new production directed by Sam Strong. (more...)

Candice van Litsenborgh's COURT. Coming to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Court., written by Candice van Litsenborgh and performed by Candice van Litsenborgh and Claire-Louise Worby, is headed to Alexander Upstairs, directed by Richard Wright-Firth. (more...)

Houston Area Students to Perform Modern JULIUS CAESAR, 6/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Houston Area Students will present #Honorablemen? : A 21st Century Julius Caesar from June 24 - 26, 2016 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village (more...)

Take Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Ralph Fiennes
by Marianka Swain - Jun 16, 2016

Ralph Fiennes plays the villainous title role in Rupert Goold's new production of Shakespeare's RICHARD III at the Almeida, opening tonight. Vanessa Redgrave is Queen Margaret, and the cast also features David Annen, Joseph Arkley, Osman Baig, Benedict Barker, Tom Canton, Daniel Cerqueira, Simon Coates, Josh Collins, Susan Engel, James Garnon, Mark Hadfield, Scott Handy, Lev Levermore, Finbar Lynch, Aislin McGuckin, Joseph Mydell, Lukas Parish, Joshua Riley, Lukas Rolfe , Joanna Vanderham, Baxter Westby and Oliver Whitehouse. (more...)

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

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

Hip To Hip's 2016 Free Shakespeare in NYC Parks Performances Begin in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Hip to Hip Theatre Company celebrates its tenth season of Free Shakespeare in the Parks with the sparkling comedy As You Like It and venerable tragedy Julius Caesar. The plays will tour in repertory to 11 New York City area parks, with special gala performances in Southampton and Jersey City. 35 theatre artists. 2 exciting plays, 13 diverse parks: July 27-August 28. (more...)

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

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

Repercussion Theatre to Stage All-Female JULIUS CAESAR, 7/7-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

This summer, for the first time in Repercussion Theatre's 28-year history, it is presenting William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, directed by Amanda Kellock, (Artistic Director), for its annual Shakespeare-in-the-Park (SITP) tour. From July 7 to August 3, Montreal and surrounding area residents can venture out to local parks with blankets, picnic baskets and kids to watch the centuries' old tale presented with the unique spin of an all-female cast. (more...)

Nathan Lane, Susan Brown and James McArdle Join the National Theatre's ANGELS IN AMERICA
by Marianka Swain - Jun 14, 2016

The National Theatre confirms today that Susan Brown, Nathan Lane, James McArdle, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett will join Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough and Russell Tovey in the cast of Tony Kushner's Angels in America. (more...)

Riverside Theatres to Present THE LITERATI This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

From 27 to 30 July, Riverside Theatres will present an exciting co-production between Bell Shakespeare and Griffin Theatre Company, The Literati, a new translation of Moliere's Les Femmes Savantes by Justin Fleming. (more...)

SISTER CARRIE to Premiere at Milwaukee's Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Sister Carrie, a new American opera commissioned by Florentine Opera from the creators of Elmer Gantry, comes to Milwaukee's Marcus Center for the Performing Arts for two performances: Friday October 7 at 7:30 PM and Sunday October 9 at 2:30 PM.   (more...)

Photo Flash: THE TEMPEST Opens at Shakespeare in Carroll Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

The celebrated Brooklyn theatre company, Smith Street Stage, has returned to Carroll Park for its annual outdoor production of a play by William Shakespeare.  This summer's production is The Tempest, which opened on June 10 and plays through June 26. Admission is free. No tickets are required. (more...)

Larry David's CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM to Return to HBO for 9th Season!
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

The Emmy®- and Golden Globe-winning comedy series CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, starring Larry David, will return to HBO for its ninth season (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends 'DEATH OF A STREETCAR'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Writers Theatre, under leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a second two-week extension of Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody created by Tim Ryder and Tim Sniffen, written by Tim Sniffen and directed by Stuart Carden and Michael Halberstam. Due to demand, the production now runs through August 14, 2016, as the inaugural production of the Gillian Theatre at Writers Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)(REVISED)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Enjoy Shakespeare under the stars at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Outdoor Stage production of The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (abridged)(revised). Located on the campus of the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morris Township, this stunning venue is the perfect setting for The Shakespeare Theatre's summer show, beginning on June 22nd and continuing through July 31st. (more...)

AS LONG AS I HAVE MUSIC Album Of Songs By Songwriters Eyles And Gould Now Out
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

BWW reports on the release of the album of new musical theatre song-writing by Rob Eyles And Robert Gould with vocals by a stellar West End cast. (more...)

BWW Interview: LaTanya Richardson Jackson of TAMING OF THE SHREW
by Adrienne Onofri - Jun 10, 2016

The TV and film veteran--and Hollywood wife--is playing father Baptista in the all-female Shakespeare in the Park. (more...)

Character Comedian Vivienne Acheampong Makes Her Edinburgh Fringe Debut With RAINBOW CLASS
by Edward Baker - Jul 8, 2016

Character comedian and primary school teacher Vivienne Acheampong comes to the Edinburgh Fringe to debut her hilarious first solo show, Rainbow Class. (more...)

New Acting Workshops Offered at International Shakespeare Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The International Shakespeare Center hosts two acting workshops with Masters graduates from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (lamda), Ariana Karp and Will McKay. (more...)

Additional Tickets Now Available for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Berkeley Castle
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Today, Split Second Productions and Berkeley Castle, have announced they are going to release 50 extra tickets for each performance of A Midsummer Nights Dream due to popular demand. The production, which has sold out all but two performances, opens at the castle on the 17th July and runs until the 27th July.  (more...)

THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. (more...)

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...)

Steve Martin to Chat New Play METEOR SHOWER and More at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The Old Globe will present a one-night-only event, Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Steve Martin, on Thursday, August 4 at 6:00 p.m. This sure-to-be-intriguing chat between Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and playwright/renaissance man Steve Martin, will be held in conjunction with the world premiere of Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy. (more...)

Good Chance to Host New Events at Somerset House & Southbank Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 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...)

Sir Ben Kingsley to Headline Houston Symphony's Opening Night Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Academy, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley will join the Houston Symphony in an unforgettable performance of Peter and the Wolf during its Opening Night Concert and Gala at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17, 2016. (more...)


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Rubicon Theatre Company to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Students from Rubicon Theatre Company are currently in rehearsals for what is sure to be a 'master-peach' of a production - a delightfully offbeat musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved book James and the Giant Peach JR. (more...)

Gemma Arterton and Kwame Kwei-Armah Announced for Donmar Warehouse 2016 Season
by Edward Baker - Jul 1, 2016

New autumn season of plays in Covent Garden to run alongside the Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy at King's Cross. (more...)

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