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Enda Walsh's PENELOPE to Open 6/14 at Rogue Machine
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Tony Award winning playwright Enda Walsh will be represented once again at Rogue Machine Theatre when PENELOPE opens on June 14th at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: Artistic Director Jordan Reeves Discusses Guerrilla Shakespeare Project's AND TO THE REPUBLIC
by Louisa Brady - May 30, 2014

Jordan Reeves, the artistic director and co-founder of the Guerrilla Shakespeare Project, is currently in previews for the company's most recent production: AND TO THE REPUBLIC. This play is a collaboration and modern reimagining of Shakespeare's tragedies Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra. All performances are being held at the Workshop Main Stage (for tickets, click here). Reeves took the time to chat with us this weekend, in anticipation of the production's official opening night this Thursday, May 29th. He gave us insight on the creation and collaboration of the play, as well as background on the Guerrilla Shakespeare Project. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Characters of Guerrilla Shakespeare's AND TO THE REPUBLIC on Magazine Covers!
by Louisa Brady - May 30, 2014

Our American republic has weathered political strife, assassinations, even a civil war - but what if the conspiracy came from the top? It happened in Rome on March 15th, 44 BCE, and the most powerful country on earth -a republic that had endured for more than 400 years - slipped in the waiting arms of an empire. The Guerrilla Shakespeare Project takes Shakespeare's version of that infamous moment in history - as told in Julius Caesar, Antony & Cleopatra, and Coriolanus - and strips them down before rebuilding them from the ground up to examine the ramifications of the assassination of a President by setting original text against a contemporary 24-hour news cycle. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Shakespeare's Globe, May 29 2014
by Gary Naylor - May 30, 2014

Gary Naylor sees an epic production of Antony and Cleopatra dominated by the two lead actors and the extraordinary, unique, chilly Globe Theatre, down by the Thames, somewhere about 1606 - or so it feels. (more...)

New Rep Adds Two Performances of IMAGINING MADOFF, Running thru June 3
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

New Repertory Theatre announces an encore presentation of Deborah Margolin's IMAGINING MADOFF, May 28 through June 3, 2014 at the Boston University Theatre Lane-Comley Studio 210. Nominated for two 2014 Elliot Norton Awards (Outstanding Production; Outstanding Actor, Jeremiah Kissel), IMAGINING MADOFF is co-presented with Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP) and is directed by Elaine Vaan Hogue. (more...)

Brian Dennehy, John Douglas Thompson, Kathleen Chalfant & Sam Waterston Set for Berkshire's LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE, 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Kate Maguire, Artistic Director of Berkshire Theater Group and Donna Hassler, Executive Director of Chesterwood, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, announce Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage on August 14 at 4pm. A reception immediately follows at Chesterwood. The benefit performance, presented by both organizations, includes the opportunity to attend a twilight reception at Chesterwood, the newly-restored studio where Daniel Chester French created the seated figure of Lincoln for the Memorial in Washington, D.C. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/9/14 - Tonys Hangover, FIDDLER at Folksbiene, Lerner & Loewe, Broadway in Drag & More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 9, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: It's the day after the Tonys, and we're feeling it -- but it was worth it! There's still TONS of new content coming your way from Sunday evening's festivities. Plus, get your tickets to THE LAST SHIP, and celebrate FIDDLER, Lerner & Loewe, drag queens and more! (more...)

New Summer "Shorts" Start Thursday at The Studio, 6/12-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2014

Summer in Arizona means two things: Triple digit temperatures and blazing creativity at Theatre Artists Studio as we present our 7th annual 'New Summer Shorts' festival of 10-minute plays! Join us for this audience favorite, which features a sizzling selection of shorts penned by Studio members. Take a break from the heat this summer and plunge into the Studio's cool pool of talented theatre artists. (more...)

Download Free JULIUS CAESAR Audiobook Featuring Grammar, Dreyfuss, Keach & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 7, 2014

A unique new audiobook experience showcasing William Shakespeare's revered historical tragedy Julius Caesar featuring an all-star cast is now available to download via Overdrive. (more...)

Playwrights Foundation to Host 37th Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 7/1827
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

The Playwrights Foundation's 37th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) will take place July 18-27, 2014 at the Thick House Theater in San Francisco. (more...)

Quebec Drama Federation to Host Summer 2014 Calendar Launch, June 10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Join the Quebec Drama Federation in celebrating the long, long, LONG awaited summer with our Summer Calendar Launch - showcasing some of the hottest shows to hit our fair city this season! For the first time ever, the launch will be at Theatre Ste Catherine - one of the city's leading improv theatres, home of the Montreal Sketch Comedy Festival, and Montreal foremost independent bilingual theatre. (more...)

Tracie Thoms & John Hawkes to Star in David Auburn's LOST LAKE at MTC; Performances Begin 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have announced casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming world premiere of LOST LAKE, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. The play will feature Oscar nominee John Hawkes (The Sessions, Winter's Bone) and Tracie Thoms (Rent, "Cold Case"). (more...)

Aradhana Tiwari Named New Resident Director of Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Mad Cow Theatre has announced that Aradhana Tiwari will join the company as Resident Director, beginning with the 2014 - 2015 season. Tiwari is a Central Florida-based artist who has guest-directed at Mad Cow since 2012. Her production of The Road to Mecca in 2012 was the first in Mad Cow's Zehngebot-Stonerock Theatre, one of two spaces in the company's new location in downtown Orlando. (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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Hywel Baynes and More in Iris Theatre's RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

After the success of their critically acclaimed production of Julius Caesar in 2013, Iris Theatre are returning for a sixth summer season of Shakespeare in the beautiful gardens of St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, in the heart of the West End. Richard III opened on 25 June and rusn until 25 July. Press night is Monday 30 June at 7.30pm. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

SUNNY AFTERNOON To Transfer To Harold Pinter Theatre, Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Following a sold-out run at Hampstead Theatre, this world premiere production, with music and lyrics by Ray Davies, new book by Joe Penhall, direction by Edward Hall, design by Miriam Buether and choreography by Adam Cooper, will begin previews on 4 October 2014. Musical Director is Elliott Ware, lighting is by Rick Fisher and sound by Matt McKenzie. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Announces Casting for 'PENSACOLA', THE MOUSETRAP, and WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces casting for the first three productions of the 40th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Jack Mikesell and Christina Elmore to Star in SCLA's ROMEO AND JULIET, 7/8-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA), under the artistic direction of Ben Donenberg, returns to the Japanese Garden at the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare Campus for the third consecutive summer, with a Los Angeles-centric summer production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet -- directed by Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre alum Kenn Sabberton -- for seventeen performances only, July 8 to 26 (press opening July 13). (more...)

BWW Reviews: ENDURANCE in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Jun 23, 2014

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Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 22
by - Jun 22, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 22, 2014. (more...)

WHO ARE YOU? WHO ARE WE? WHAT IS THIS? Plays New York's Gene Frankel Theatre, 7/5-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Meet Daphne and Carl. Join them on a three part, interactive and immersive experience to find yourself, or maybe just themselves. Topics to be covered: questionnaires, mothers, being gay, getting dumped, getting nachos, having a dream, a terrible day job, and a best friend. The two young playwrights compare and analyze their choices thus far, attempting to answer life's most important questions before one of them has an emotional breakdown. (more...)

Obie Winner & Theater Director Stuart Vaughan Dies at 88
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Stuart Vaughan, who together with famed producer Joseph Papp, staged several of the New York Shakespeare Festival's inaugural productions died of cancer on Tuesday, June 10 (more...)

Martin Sheen to Star in Netflix Original Series
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Martin Sheen is heading to Netflix. He will be starring in an upcoming original Netflix series alongside Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. In the 13 episode series, Sheen will be playing Fonda's husband. (more...)

Stance Theatre's DRAG KING RICHARD III Comes to Riverside Studios, July 28-Aug 3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Following a highly acclaimed run at the Bristol Shakespeare Festival, Stance Theatre presents a powerful Richard III ahead of other summer blockbuster productions. Drag King Richard III explores the complexity of switching gender as lead character Laurie embarks on the challenging journey of transitioning from female to male. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Tamara Tunie, Vivian Reed & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Humanity Exposed in Theatre Artists Studio's NEW SUMMER SHORTS
by Herbert Paine - Jun 14, 2014

Imagine a world without music or dance. Walk in the shoes of war veterans who cope in singular ways with their demons. Feel for the husband who can't get a word in edge-wise between two prototypical controllers, his wife and a doctor. Contemplate government-regulated dinners. Feel for the wife who fears for her life and takes necessary measures. Occupy the assassin's psyche before the lethal act. It's this thread of foibles, follies, fears, and fancies that weaves through the eight ten-minute plays currently featured in Theatre Artists Studio's 7th Annual New Summer Shorts Festival. (more...)

Drilling Company Opens 2014 Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Season with TWELFTH NIGHT, 7/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Illyria becomes the Parking Lot itself in Shakespeare in the Parking Lot's production of 'Twelfth Night,' directed by Hamilton Clancy, to be presented by The Drilling Company from July 10 to 26 in the Municipal Parking Lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets. The production is an homage to the Parking Lot, which is the Lower East Side's most famous Shakespeare venue and has been covered by media throughout the world for its uniqueness. The scruffy urban acre has been home to Shakespeare in the Parking Lot for two decades but is scheduled to be swallowed up when the long-vacant Seward Park Urban Renewal Area gives way to Essex Crossing, a giant mixed-used development, capping a half century of 'progress' since the city laid the groundwork for the megaproject by demolishing the tenement homes of 1,800 Lower East Side families. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company to Present THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED), 7/4-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Shakespeare & Company unleashes its devilish new take on The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield. A hilarious medley of mayhem, comedy, and lunacy, Complete Works is directed by resident funny man Jonathan Croy and features just three actors who play over 750 roles- yes we are kidding-well, sort of. This family friendly show runs in the Tina Packer Playhouse from July 4 - August 24th. Press Opening is Friday, July 11 at 7:00pm. To RSVP or for interview opportunities contact Communications & Press Director Elizabeth Aspenlieder: aspenlieder@shakespeare.org. (more...)

Chichester's Festival Theatre Reopens With AMADEUS, Starring Rupert Everett, Jul 12-Aug 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Chichester's Festival Theatre reopens in July with a new production of Amadeus, featuring West End and Hollywood star Rupert Everett alongside acclaimed young actor Joshua McGuire. (more...)

The Royal Court Theatre Announces Full Casting for THE NETHER, Jul 17-Aug 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The full casting has been announced for Royal Court Theatre and Headlong co-production of The Nether by Jennifer Haley. (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...)

BWW Blog: A Fondest Farewell
by Guest Blogger: Dan McCleary - Jun 10, 2014

There is no ceremony in the packing up and loading up and transfer of these items that have come to define the office surroundings of Tennessee Shakespeare Company. (more...)

All the Winners for the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards- Complete List! GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Wins Big, Also ROCKY, BRIDGES, and More
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 1, 2014

Drama Desk and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti ('The Sound of Music Live!', Gypsy, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) will host the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards tonight, June 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld will be updating you with winners throughout the night. Check back later for the full list! (more...)

Shakespeare & Company's ROMEO AND JULIET to Run 7/17-8/23 at The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Shakespeare & Company's Northeast Regional Tour of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Jonathan Croy, returns home to Lenox settling in for special limited engagement at The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home. After playing to tens of thousands of students this winter and spring, the Company's non-union schools tour, the Northeast Regional Tour of Shakespeare, will perform their unique six-actor, 90-minute version of William Shakespeare's timeless tale of star-crossed lovers outdoors at 2 Plunkett Street-the address where the landmark theatre company was founded in 1978. Now in its 34th year, the Northeast Regional Tour of Shakespeare has proven to be one of the Education Program's most successful and popular programs, reaching over 25,000 students every year. (more...)

Gift Theatre's OTHELLO Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Gift Theatre's contemporary production of Othello, starring Kareem Bandealy as Othello and artistic director and ensemble member Michael Patrick Thornton as villainous Iago, begins previews this Thursday, July 10. Directed by Jonathan Berry (Dirty), this marks The Gift Theatre's first Shakespeare production ever mounted in its intimate 40-seat theater and Berry's Shakespearean directorial debut. Othello runs July 17-August 24 at The Gift, www.thegifttheatre.org (more...)

Roger Forbes, Elizabeth Franz, Robert Foxworth and Jill Tanner to Lead QUARTET at The Old Globe, Running 7/25-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the third production of the 2014 Summer Season, Ronald Harwood's comedy Quartet, directed by Richard Seer (Other Desert Cities, God of Carnage, The Last Romance). Harwood received an Academy Award for his screenplay of The Pianist and was nominated for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and The Dresser (also a hit on Broadway and the West End). Quartet will play in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, July 25 - August 24, 2014. (more...)

Daniel Betts, Zackary Momoh and More Star in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Casting for Regent Park Open Air Theatre's production of To Kill A Mockingbird was announced today. Daniel Betts will play Atticus Finch alongside Zackary Momoh as Tom Robinson, Christopher Akrill as Boo Radley. Original cast member and composer Phil King will reprise his role. (more...)

Huntington-Codman Summer Institute to Present JULIUS CASEAR this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company and Dorchester's Codman Academy Charter Public School's nine-year collaboration, the Huntington-Codman Summer Theatre Institute, will culminate in two public performances of Julius Caesar on Thursday, July 24 and Friday, July 25 at 7pm at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The public is invited to the free performance - no tickets are required to attend. (more...)

New York Innovative Theatre Foundation Announces 2014 IT Awards Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

On Monday, July 21, 2014, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 10 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2014 nominees at its annual event. Celebrating ten years and thousands of nominees, the IT PARTY took place at XL Night Club, 512 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Tim Quartier, Lianne Marie Dobbs & More Join Cast of Orlando Shakespeare Theater's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF has announced partial casting for LES MISERABLES. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company's 'VANYA & SONIA' to Begin 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

With a healthy dose of hilarity, heart and humility Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike joins the Bernstein repertory with director Matthew Penn at the helm. Christopher Durang's Tony-award winning homage to Chekhov leaves no stone unturned when it comes to family dynamics, sibling rivalries, love, lust, hopes and dreams in this razor sharp comedy. The stalwart cast includes audience favorites Tod Randolph and Elizabeth Aspenlieder, and S&Co. newcomers Jim Frangione, Angel Moore, Mat Leonard and Olivia Saccomanno. Performances run in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre August 6 - September 14. Press Opening is Friday, August 15 at 8:00pm. To RSVP or for interview opportunities contact Communications & Press Director Elizabeth Aspenlieder: aspenlieder@shakespeare.org. (more...)

Peter Sander and Theatre Arts Japan to Present ROBINSON (TO) CRUSOE at Hudson Guild Theatre, 8/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Director of Drama Desk nominated performance 'Vivien', Peter Sander collaborates with Theatre Arts Japan (Eriko Ogawa, Artistic Director), and theater company Ku Na'u Ka's music director/composer/percussionist Hiroko Tanakawa to present work of Japan's master playwright, Asaya Fujita's 'Robinson (to) Crusoe', an adaptation of D'Introna and Ravicchio's comedy, 'Robinson and Crusoe'. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot to Stage OTHELLO, 7/31-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Company presents 'Othello' by William Shakespeare, directed by Hamilton Clancy. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The "Alley Theatre @ UH" season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

New Perspectives Theatre to Host 7th Annual WOMEN'S WORK SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL, 8/4-9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

New Perspectives Theatre Company (NPTC) has announced on the margin, the 7th Annual Women's Work Short Play Festival with six original scripts developed to that theme. The festival runs from Monday, August 4th to Saturday, August 9th with performances of two Programs alternating 4:00pm and 8:00pm curtain times.. on the margin performs at NPTC Studio, 458 West 37th Street (at 10th Avenue.) (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group to Present Noel Coward's DESIGN FOR LIVING at the Unicorn Theatre, 7/30-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Noel Coward's Design for Living at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. Opening Night is August 2 at 8pm. Preview performances begin on July 30 at 7pm and the production closes August 16 at 8pm. (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...)

Shakespeare & Company's HENRY IV PARTS I & II to Run 8/2-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

A sweeping spectacle of bawdy buffoonery and bloody rebellion, director Jonathan Epstein's razor sharp and condensed adaptation of Henry IV delivers both parts in one dynamic evening of theatre. Performances run in the Tina Packer Playhouse August 2 - August 31. Press Opening is Friday, August 7, at 7:00pm. To RSVP or for interview opportunities contact Communications & Press Director Elizabeth Aspenlieder: aspenlieder@shakespeare.org. (more...)

Celebrate the Fourth of July with Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Shakespeare & Company is pleased to invite the Berkshire community to a blowout July Fourth Celebration. This lively and family-friendly day is a FREE event, open to the public. Attendance at past Fourth celebrations has included over 800 artists, celebrities, company members, and members of the Berkshire community. So break out the blankets, Frisbees and sunscreen, and enjoy a fun-filled day of music, song, a classic all American barbeque and an awe-inspiring reading of the Declaration of Independence. (more...)

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