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UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama to Present SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, 5/30-6/6UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama to Present SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, 5/30-6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents Sweet Smell of Success May 30 - June 6, 2015 in the Claire Trevor Theatre. (more...)

Stratford Festival HD Bringing ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA to Cinemas This MonthStratford Festival HD Bringing ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA to Cinemas This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

The Stratford Festival HD stage to screen event series returns to U.S. cinemas on Thursday, May 21 with the Stratford Festival production of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, the steamy story of a midlife affair that shook the foundations of the ancient world comes to vivid life. Starring Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh as the powerful rulers whose insatiable love leads to the greatest of tragedies, Antony and Cleopatra is directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for LUNA GALE at Hampstead TheatreFull Cast Announced for LUNA GALE at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Sharon Small, Corey Johnson and Rachel Redford will be joined by Alexander Arnold, Caroline Faber, Ed Hughes and Abigail Rose in the UK Premiere of Luna Gale, in a cast which features both outstanding established performers and exciting new talent.  (more...)

Derrick Baskin, Nicholas Christopher & More Join Sherie Rene Scott in WHORL INSIDE A LOOP at Second StageDerrick Baskin, Nicholas Christopher & More Join Sherie Rene Scott in WHORL INSIDE A LOOP at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming world premiere production of WHORL INSIDE A LOOP, a new play by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott, co-directed by Michael Mayer and Mr. Scanlan, the creative team behind the Tony-nominated, critically acclaimed hit, Everyday Rapture, which had its world premiere at Second Stage Theatre in 2009. (more...)

MY PERFECT MIND Set for 2015 Brits Off Broadway Festival at 59E59 TheatersMY PERFECT MIND Set for 2015 Brits Off Broadway Festival at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome acclaimed actor Edward Petherbridge to Brits Off Broadway in MY PERFECT MIND, created by Told by an Idiot, written by Kathryn Hunter, Paul Hunter and Edward Petherbridge, directed by Kathryn Hunter. Produced by Told by an Idiot, Young Vic, and Theatre Royal Plymouth, MY PERFECT MIND begins performances on Wednesday, June 10 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 28.  Press opening is Tuesday, June 16 at 7 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; and Sunday at 3 PM. Please note, there is an additional performance on Sunday, June 21 at 7 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Sabrina Mahfouz's CHEF to Transfer to London This JuneSabrina Mahfouz's CHEF to Transfer to London This June
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Winner of an Edinburgh Fringe First 2014 and The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence, Sabrina Mahfouz's highly acclaimed Chef starring Jade Anouka now comes to London's Soho Theatre - Upstairs, 15th June - 4th July 2015. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre to Open Season with THE ROYAL FAMILYThe Shakespeare Theatre to Open Season with THE ROYAL FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 53rd Season opens with The Royal Family, the Tony Award-winning American classic by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Performances begin Wednesday, May 27th and continue through Sunday, June 21st at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Individual tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by visiting ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

George M. Goritz Announces New AutobiographyGeorge M. Goritz Announces New Autobiography
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

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Portland Shakespeare Project to Welcome Dame Janet Suzman in WARS OF THE ROSES Readings, 6/1-2Portland Shakespeare Project to Welcome Dame Janet Suzman in WARS OF THE ROSES Readings, 6/1-2
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Portland Shakespeare Project is thrilled to present staged readings of the first two plays of The Wars of the Roses trilogy, Henry VI on June 1 and Edward IV on June 2, both starring Dame Janet Suzman, on the Alder Stage at Artists Repertory Theatre. (more...)

Curtain Call Podcast Announces Episode 9, Featuring Director Bart DeLorenzoCurtain Call Podcast Announces Episode 9, Featuring Director Bart DeLorenzo
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2015

Curtain Call Podcast, an audio podcast featuring hour-long interviews with diverse theater professionals, announces the release of Episode Nine (9) with special guest Bart DeLorenzo available for free download starting May 1, 2015. (more...)

West End's ROMEO AND JULIET Adds Derek Jacobi to CastWest End's ROMEO AND JULIET Adds Derek Jacobi to Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Derek Jacobi will play Mercutio opposite Lily James as Juliet and Richard Madden as Romeo in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company production of Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick Theatre. The production will run from 12 May 2016 until 13 August 2016. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company to Debut CSC2 with ROMEO & JULIETCommonwealth Shakespeare Company to Debut CSC2 with ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) announces the inaugural production for its CSC2 ensemble--Shakespeare's universal and timeless love story Romeo & Juliet--at The Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road in Dorchester. Community performances are Friday, May 29, 7:30 p. m.; and Saturday, May 30 at 2:00 p. m. (ASL Interpreted), with an Open House with tours of The Strand and free workshops starting at 12:30 p.m. All tickets are $5. For more information, visit commshakes.org or call 617 426-0863. Special thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, the City of Boston, Xfinity, and Dorchester Reporter. (more...)

Beneath Every History, Another History! Meet the Full Cast of WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2, Opening Tonight on BroadwayBeneath Every History, Another History! Meet the Full Cast of WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 9, 2015

The Broadway transfer of The Royal Shakespeare Company's Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 began previews on March 20, 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre, with an opening set for tonight, April 9, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Jason Watkins and Monica Dolan Lead John Tiffany's THE TWITS, Starting Tonight at the Royal CourtJason Watkins and Monica Dolan Lead John Tiffany's THE TWITS, Starting Tonight at the Royal Court
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Roald Dahl's The Twits, directed by John Tiffany, is mischievously adapted from Roald Dahl's story. Enda Walsh turns The Twits upside down and brings this revolting revolution to the Royal Court's stage from tonight, April 7, through May 31, 2015. (more...)

UK Premiere of Rebecca Gilman's LUNA GALE to Play the Hampstead This SummerUK Premiere of Rebecca Gilman's LUNA GALE to Play the Hampstead This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Hampstead Theatre presents LUNA GALE by Rebecca Gilman, directed by Michael Attenborough and designed by Lucy Osborne, running 13 June - 18 July 2015. Press Night 22 June at 7pm. (more...)

The 2015 Helen Hayes Awards Held Tonight in D.C.The 2015 Helen Hayes Awards Held Tonight in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

One of the country's most prestigious cultural honors, The Helen Hayes Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington metropolitan area. theatreWashington will host The 2015 Helen Hayes Awards ceremony tonight, April 6, 2015 at the historic Lincoln Theatre. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Present TCHAIKOVSKY: MAD BUT FOR MUSIC, 4/10Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Present TCHAIKOVSKY: MAD BUT FOR MUSIC, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Baltimore, Md. (April 6, 2015) — Music Director Marin Alsop leads her final Off the Cuff concert of the 2014-2015 season in collaboration with playwright in residence and director Didi Balle for a symphonic play exploring the life of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky as he wrote his Fifth Symphony. The semi-staged production, taking place on Friday, April 10, at 8:15 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore and Saturday, April 11, at 7 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, will take audiences into the mind of Tchaikovsky as he expresses his thoughts and feelings on fate, death, sexuality, money, madness and love. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lynne GriffinBWW Interview: Lynne Griffin
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Apr 6, 2015

Lynne Griffin is what director David Ellenstein describes as 'a heavy-weight' in the industry. Her credits span more than 5 decades and include print, film, television and theatre. She was a child model and actor, appearing in multitudes of commercials and even hosting a children's television show in Toronto. (more...)

SIDE SHOW, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Top 2015 Helen Hayes Awards - All the Winners!SIDE SHOW, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Top 2015 Helen Hayes Awards - All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Tonight before a crowd of 1,200 theatre-makers and theatre-lovers at the historic Lincoln Theatre, theatreWashington celebrated excellence on Washington stages at the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards. The awards celebration was a night of excitement and surprise as 57 Washington theatre artists, theatres, and ensembles received honors in 47 categories for their outstanding accomplishments during the 2014 theatre season. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

The Huntington Hosts Shakespeare Conference April 17-18, 2015The Huntington Hosts Shakespeare Conference April 17-18, 2015
by Ellen Dostal - Apr 6, 2015

The Huntington Library will host a two-day Shakespeare conference Friday and Saturday, April 17 – 18: Rethinking Shakespeare in the Social Depth of Politics. Cost is only $25 (free for students). The “new social history” has exploded the myth that the culture of Shakespeare's society was one of obedience. In this special event, social historians and literary critics will reposition his works in the culture wars of the period, and reassess Shakespeare's presentation of power and authority. Space is still available but seating is limited. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Missed it? Watch BILLY PORTER: BROADWAY & SOUL in Its Entirety!STAGE TUBE: Missed it? Watch BILLY PORTER: BROADWAY & SOUL in Its Entirety!
by Stage Tube - Apr 4, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - continued its 40th anniversary season with another concert from Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, featuring Billy Porter tonight, April 3, in BROADWAY & SOUL. Tony Award-winning actress and singer Audra McDonald hosts the broadcast. In case you missed the performance, BroadwayWorld brings you the whole video below! (more...)

Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR), the ensemble-based theater company based in South Orange/Maplewood, NJ, announces A CONVERSATION WITH BILLY PORTER, on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in a one-night-only benefit appearance hosted by NY1's Budd Mishkin. (more...)

Lauren Blumenfeld to Star in RICH GIRL at The Old Globe; Full Cast Announced!Lauren Blumenfeld to Star in RICH GIRL at The Old Globe; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of an exciting new American play, Rich Girl, by acclaimed playwright Victoria Stewart, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. Rich Girl will be directed by James Vasquez (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show), and will play May 23 - June 21, 2015, in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Brigit Forsyth to Lead World Premiere of NOW THIS IS NOT THE END at Arcola TheatreBrigit Forsyth to Lead World Premiere of NOW THIS IS NOT THE END at Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Rebecca Targett Productions in association with Raising Silver Theatre today announce the full cast for world premiere of Rose Lewenstein's new play at the Arcola Theatre. Katie Lewis directs Jasmine Blackborow (Rosie), Daniel Donskoy (Sebastian), Brigit Forsyth (Eva), Wendy Nottingham (Susan),Bernard Lloyd (Arnold) and Andrew Whipp (Paul). The production opens on 5 June, with previews from 3 June, and runs until 27 June 2015. (more...)

Cast Set for Amiri Baraka's Last Play at Woodie King Jr's New Federal TheatreCast Set for Amiri Baraka's Last Play at Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will continue its 46th season dedicated to Amira Baraka with the world premiere of his final play, The Most Dangerous Man In America (W. E. B. Du Bois).  Performances will begin May 28th, with opening night set for June 11th at the Castillo Theater (543 West 42nd Street). This limited Off-Broadway engagement, directed by Woodie King Jr., will continue through June 28th only.   (more...)

Winners of Inaugural ALSO RECOGNISED AWARDS AnnouncedWinners of Inaugural ALSO RECOGNISED AWARDS Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The full list of winners are announced today in the inaugural Also Recognised Awards, the new audience-voted, industry accolade set up by theatre commentators Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock to celebrate lesser-known but equally worthy talent in fields overlooked by other awards bodies. Over a month's voting, more than 15,000 people took part. (more...)

World Premiere of GORDY CRASHES Begins in June at IRT TheaterWorld Premiere of GORDY CRASHES Begins in June at IRT Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

IRT and Ricochet Collective present the World Premiere of GORDY CRASHES, by Sam Byron. Directed by Sherri Eden Barber, previews begin June 5 at IRT Theater with opening night slated for Friday, June 12. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Echo Presents ROW AFTER ROW and A SMALL FIREPhoto Flash: The Echo Presents ROW AFTER ROW and A SMALL FIRE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2015

The multiple award-winning Echo Theater Company, named "Best Bet for Ballsy Original Plays" by the LA Weekly, continues its 2015 season with two Los Angeles premieres scheduled to run in repertory. Row After Row by Jessica Dickey (The Amish Project) opens on April 25 at 5 p.m., with A Small Fire by Obie Award-winner Adam Bock (The Drunken City, The Receptionist) opening that same evening at 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Megan McGinnis and More in Chicago Shakespeare's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY World PremierePhoto Flash: First Look at Megan McGinnis and More in Chicago Shakespeare's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents the highly anticipated world premiere of Sense and Sensibility, a musical adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, with book, music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer Paul Gordon. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

KING & I's Kelli O'Hara Talks Broadway Success: 'I'm Not an American Idol Type Singer'KING & I's Kelli O'Hara Talks Broadway Success: 'I'm Not an American Idol Type Singer'
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 24, 2015

In a new interview with Variety, Kelli O'Hara, who stars as 'Anna' in the current revival of THE KING AND I on Broadway, looks back on her early career, including her 1999 national tour of Frank Wildhorn's 'Jekyll and Hyde.' (more...)

Nicole Kidman to Return to the West End in Anna Ziegler's PHOTOGRAPH 51Nicole Kidman to Return to the West End in Anna Ziegler's PHOTOGRAPH 51
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Michael Grandage Company today announce the UK premiere of Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51, with Academy award-winning actress Nicole Kidman as Rosalind Franklin. (more...)

Stratford Festival Beings Preview Performances for 2015 Season with The Sound of Music and The Diary of Anne FrankStratford Festival Beings Preview Performances for 2015 Season with The Sound of Music and The Diary of Anne Frank
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Performances of the 2015 Stratford Festival Season began yesterday afternoon with the first performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Today the festival will present the first performance of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. (more...)

Russian Revolution! Meet the Full Cast of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, Opening Tonight on BroadwayRussian Revolution! Meet the Full Cast of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 21, 2015

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO officially opens at the Broadway Theatre tonight, April 21, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Salt Lake Acting Company Presents a Free Reading of a Play by Kathleen CahillSalt Lake Acting Company Presents a Free Reading of a Play by Kathleen Cahill
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) closes out its 20th season of the New Play Sounding Series (NPSS) with a free reading of HARBUR GATE by Kathleen Cahill, directed by Cohen Ambrose on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Fugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT to Play BAM This SummerFugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT to Play BAM This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

In this taut 2013 theatrical adaptation of Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela's award winning-book, the apartheid regime's most notorious assassin and head of its death squad, Eugene de Kock (played by Matthew Marsh), sits opposite psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (played Noma Dumezweni) in Pretoria Central Prison in 1997. Gobodo-Madikizela is a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission determined to understand his actions. She questions de Kock, who is sentenced to two life terms plus 212 years for crimes against humanity, murder, conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms, and fraud. (more...)

Denis Arndt Replaces Kenneth Walsh in MTC's HEISENBERG; Rehearsals Begin This WeekDenis Arndt Replaces Kenneth Walsh in MTC's HEISENBERG; Rehearsals Begin This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Heisenberg, the new play by two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Punk Rock), directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw (The Lyons, How I Learned to Drive) starring Denis Arndt (The Night Alive at Geffen Playhouse, "The Practice") and Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker (Proof, "Weeds") begins rehearsals Thursday. (more...)

2015 Drama League Nominations Announced - From HAMILTON to THE VISIT - Complete List!2015 Drama League Nominations Announced - From HAMILTON to THE VISIT - Complete List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Drama League has announced the 2015 Drama League Awards Nominees this morning - check out the complete list! (more...)

Gina McKee, Richard Clothier to Star in Ustinov Studios' THE MOTHERGina McKee, Richard Clothier to Star in Ustinov Studios' THE MOTHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The Ustinov Studio, Bath has announced the final production in its spring 2015 season, the UK premiere of Florian Zeller's THE MOTHER, in a new translation by Christopher Hampton, directed by the Ustinov Studio's Artistic Director Laurence Boswell. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, 5/12-31Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, 5/12-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Community and collaboration are the watchwords of Bristol Riverside Theatre's production of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, running May 12-May 31. Co-directed by Susan D. Atkinson and Amy Kaissar, the high-voltage drama, which concludes BRT's Mainstage Season, features an ensemble of professional actors Keith Baker, Kevin Bergen, Mark Collmer, Brian Brillinger, Laura Giknis, Marc LeVasseur, Shamus Hunter McCarty, P. Brendan Mulvey and Sabrina Proffitt performing alongside Bucks County community members. The production is supported in part by a generous grant from PECO. (more...)

Family Portrait! Meet the Full Cast of FUN HOME, Opening Tonight on BroadwayFamily Portrait! Meet the Full Cast of FUN HOME, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 19, 2015

Fun Home, the highly-anticipated, Award-winning American musical, with music by four-time Tony Award nominee Jeanine Tesori, a book and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Lisa Kron and direction by Drama Desk nominee Sam Gold, officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 19th. Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

BWW Reviews: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST Soars to Complex HeightsBWW Reviews: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST Soars to Complex Heights
by Brian Rivera - Apr 17, 2015

The weather was gorgeous, the traffic was more 'meh' than usual, and I was able to not only find a parking spot in Long Island City, but also successfully parallel park in said parking spot. Living in the suburbs of Long Island my entire life, this was a pretty big deal: leading up to my arrival at the Chain Theatre for Variations Theatre Group's production of 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' by Dale Wasserman - based on the novel by Ken Kesey, which also inspired the five-time Academy Award-winning film. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/16/2015 - THE KING AND I, A CHORUS LINE, NERDS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/16/2015 - THE KING AND I, A CHORUS LINE, NERDS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 16, 2015

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: THE KING AND I sweeps onto Broadway, A CHORUS LINE marks its 40th anniversary, AMERICAN BUFFALO starts in the West End and more! (more...)

Getting To Know You! Meet the Full Cast of THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight on BroadwayGetting To Know You! Meet the Full Cast of THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 16, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam), directed by Bartlett Sher. The production opens tonight, April 16, 2015 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: Something Rotten! 10 Surprising Shakespeare-Inspired Theatrical ThingsSOUND OFF Special Edition: Something Rotten! 10 Surprising Shakespeare-Inspired Theatrical Things
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 15, 2015

Today we are shining a spotlight on some rarely discussed and unusual connections between the world of William Shakespeare and theatrical pop culture at large. Given the wide breadth of material contained within the canon of the Bard, it is certainly no understatement to claim that the connections are virtually endless between many modern tropes, terms, themes and ideas that derive in his classic plays - whether they be tragedies, comedies, histories or latter plays - yet the intriguing aspects of many of the lesser-known theatrical connections between Shakespeare and modern theatre are illuminating and fascinating to unearth. Ranging from the influence of Shakespeare on some of our greatest musical theatre masters - Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and William Finn included - through to the inspiration behind both Broadway's most lucrative production in history (THE LION KING) and the longest-running show in NYC to date (THE FANTASTICKS), the impact of Shakespeare on Broadway is impossible to accurately calculate - and, now, with the lovable and hilarious Shakespeare paean SOMETHING ROTTEN! poised to open later this month, the Bard is about to get a fresh jolt of electricity, buzz and excitement from the theatre community at large. Fear no more, indeed. (more...)

Peter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Opening TonightPeter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Classic Stage Company presents William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. Previews for HAMLET began on March 27 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through May 10. The official press opening is tonight, April 15. (more...)

DOUBT to Run 4/28-7/19 at Writers TheatreDOUBT to Run 4/28-7/19 at Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the Writers Theatre production of Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, directed by William Brown. The show runs April 28 - July 19, 2015 at Glencoe Union Church, 263 Park Ave, Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7. (more...)

Full Cast Confirmed For THE VOTE At DonmarFull Cast Confirmed For THE VOTE At Donmar
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Donmar Warehouse has confirmed the full cast for The Vote. Joining the previously announced cast, Eddie Arnold, MyAnna Buring, Stavros Demetraki, Tommy French, Joanna Griffin, Gerard Horan, Chukwudi Iwuji, Stephen Kennedy, Beverley Longhurst, Andrew McDonald, Bhasker Patel, Penny Ryder and Michael Shaeffer complete an ensemble of actors who will represent the team of polling station volunteers, polling officers, and the diverse array of characters that are the voting public. (more...)

Boomerang Theatre Company to Present Johnna Adams' 'LICKSPITTLES'Boomerang Theatre Company to Present Johnna Adams' 'LICKSPITTLES'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Boomerang Theatre Company will present, after a successful sold-out workshop production, the return of Lickspittles, Buttonholers, and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens by award-winning playwright Johnna Adams, directed by John Hurley. Lickspittles, Buttonholers, and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens will play a three week limited engagement at Teatro Circulo (64 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003). Performances begin May 1st and continue through May 17th, 2015. Opening night is Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.. Tickets are $25.00 and are available at www.BoomerangTheatre.org or by calling 866-811-4111. (more...)

Wrenn Schmidt, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason, Conrad John Schuck and More to Star in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Wrenn Schmidt, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason, Conrad John Schuck and More to Star in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, joining celebrated director Jessica Stone, who recently made her Globe debut with Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Shaw's romantic comedy, which continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration, will run May 9 - June 14, 2015 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run May 9 through 13. Opening night is Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Ronke Adekoluejo, James Northcote & More to Lead PRIDE & PREJUDICE at Sheffield TheatresRonke Adekoluejo, James Northcote & More to Lead PRIDE & PREJUDICE at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the cast for Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, dramatised by Simon Reade. Tamara Harvey directs Ronke Adekoluejo (Jane Bennet), Leona Allen (Kitty Bennet), Matthew Aubrey (Mr Collins), Michele Austin (Mrs Bennet), Adam Buchanan (Mr Bingley), Grace Chilton (Mary Bennet), Nell Hudson (Lydia Bennet), Isabella Laughland (Elizabeth Bennet), Emma McDonald (Georgiana Darcy),Abigail McKern (Lady Catherine de Bourgh), James Northcote (Mr Darcy), Sam Parks (Sir William Lucas / Mr Reynolds), Royce Pierreson (Mr Wickham), Corinna Powlesland (Mrs Gardiner), Ruby Thomas (Caroline Bingley), Howard Ward (Mr Bennet) and Eleanor Yates (Charlotte Lucas). They will be joined by members of the Sheffield Peoples' Theatre to complete the company. (more...)

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