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Utah Shakespeare Festival Sets Directors for 54th SeasonUtah Shakespeare Festival Sets Directors for 54th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Nine highly-talented directors from across the country are already knee-deep in costume designs, scenery sketches, and play scripts as they prepare to create the transformative stories of their plays for the 54th season of the Utah Shakespeare Festival June 25 to October 31. (more...)

Guthrie's Joe Dowling to Chat With NY Post Columnist Michael Riedel Next MonthGuthrie's Joe Dowling to Chat With NY Post Columnist Michael Riedel Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The Guthrie Theater today announced that its outgoing Director Joe Dowling, the longest tenured artistic director in Guthrie history, will appear for an In Conversation moderated by New York Post theater columnist Michael Riedel on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. (more...)

OUR AMERICAN COUSIN to Play Finborough TheatreOUR AMERICAN COUSIN to Play Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, Our American Cousin is the play that President Abraham Lincoln was watching when he was assassinated at Ford's Theatre, Washington DC, on 14 April 1865 - exactly 150 years ago. The first London production in more than a century opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 29 March 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 30 March 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

God Save the Queen! Meet the Full Cast of THE AUDIENCE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayGod Save the Queen! Meet the Full Cast of THE AUDIENCE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 8, 2015

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. Opening Night is tonight, March 8, 2015; the limited engagement runs through June 28, 2015 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the company! (more...)

Pacific Symphony and Chapman University to Explore 'Shakespeare Reimagined', Thru 4/19Pacific Symphony and Chapman University to Explore 'Shakespeare Reimagined', Thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—March 6, 2015—The world's most brilliant playwright—William Shakespeare—is reimagined in unexpected ways when Pacific Symphony partners with Chapman University to present “Shakespeare Reimagined,” a festival that explores how The Bard's plays have inspired not only other playwrights and directors, but also composers, choreographers and filmmakers. The festival, which runs through April 19, began last month with “The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” at Chapman University, and continues on March 13 with a semi-staged version of Mendelssohn's “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” performed by The Chapman Orchestra, Women's Choir and Department of Theatre students. The festival culminates April 16-19 with four Pacific Symphony concerts featuring Prokofiev's “Romeo and Juliet.” The ballet is presented with actors and dancers who help reinstate the composer's original happy ending, which was banned by Joseph Stalin. For a complete listing of events, which include classical concerts, discussions, film screenings, dance, lectures, theater, master classes and a symposium on interpreting Shakespeare, please see the calendar below, or visit http://www.chapman.edu/events/shakespeare-reimagined/event-calendar.aspx. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bill Connington and Cadden Jones Lead PYGMALION in ManhattanPhoto Flash: Bill Connington and Cadden Jones Lead PYGMALION in Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Award­-winning actors Bill Connington (ZOMBIE) and Cadden Jones (WEST SIDE STORY) appeared in the sparkling George Bernard Shaw comedy PYGMALION at a private club on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Scroll down to see photos from the performance! (more...)

THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE Opens 3/28 at Children's Creativity MuseumTHE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE Opens 3/28 at Children's Creativity Museum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

When Edward Tulane, an elegant toy china rabbit, is snatched from Abilene's arms and flung into the sea, he swirls into an epic adventure that takes him into the hearts of strangers, including a kindly fisherman and his wife, a hobo and his dog, and a little boy protecting his ailing sister. (more...)

Isabella Laughland to Star in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at the CrucibleIsabella Laughland to Star in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at the Crucible
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is coming to Sheffield's Crucible Theatre this May with an up-and-coming leading lady -- Isabella Laughland -- in the role of 'Elizabeth Bennet.' (more...)

Meet the Full Cast of Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Meet the Full Cast of Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 5, 2015

FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy written by and starring Larry David, is running for an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 7 at the Cort Theatre. Opening night is tonight, March 5. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the play! (more...)

TCM to Honor SOUND OF MUSIC's Christopher Plummer with Hand & Footprint CeremonyTCM to Honor SOUND OF MUSIC's Christopher Plummer with Hand & Footprint Ceremony
by Movies News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will honor beloved actor Christopher Plummer during a handprint-footprint ceremony at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX® on Friday, March 27, 2015 (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre Announces 2015 MENTOR PROJECT Line-Up; PEERLESS Begins TonightCherry Lane Theatre Announces 2015 MENTOR PROJECT Line-Up; PEERLESS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Cherry Lane Theatre announced the 2015 line-up today for the Obie Award-winning Mentor Project's 17th season, the corner stone of Cherry Lane Theatre's development programs. (more...)

Photo: First Look - Anthony Hopkins & Ian McKellen Star in New Starz Film THE DRESSERPhoto: First Look - Anthony Hopkins & Ian McKellen Star in New Starz Film THE DRESSER
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

?Starz, in partnership with the BBC, today announced that production has officially begun on the movie for television 'The Dresser,' an adaptation of Ronald Harwood's play, to be directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris). The production will film in and around London. (more...)

Amy Morton Set to Direct Rajiv Joseph's GUARDS AT THE TAJ at Atlantic Theater CompanyAmy Morton Set to Direct Rajiv Joseph's GUARDS AT THE TAJ at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) has just announced that Tony Award® nominated actor and director Amy Morton will stage the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize® finalist Rajiv Joseph's play Guards at the Taj, starring Tony Award® nominated actors Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed. (more...)

Emily Watson Joins McKellen, Hopkins in TV Adaptation of THE DRESSEREmily Watson Joins McKellen, Hopkins in TV Adaptation of THE DRESSER
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Today Starz revealed that Emily Watson (The Theory of Everything, War Horse) has joined the cast as 'Her Ladyship' (more...)

The Coal Mine to Present August Strindberg's CREDITORSThe Coal Mine to Present August Strindberg's CREDITORS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

A modern melodrama of obsession, honour and revenge, CREDITORS is Strindberg's least produced play, but considered one of his most mature. With a new adaptation by Scottish playwright David Greig, CREDITORS was originally produced by Donmar Warehouse in London, 2008. The show, under the direction of Alan Rickman, transferred to New York in 2010 where Ben Brantley called it a 'thrilling new interpretation.' (more...)

Peter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Beginning TonightPeter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Classic Stage Company presents William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

Mark Rylance to Star in West End Transfer of FARINELLI AND THE KINGMark Rylance to Star in West End Transfer of FARINELLI AND THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Shakespeare's Globe and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce the West End transfer of Claire van Kampen's critically-acclaimed new play Farinelli and the King, directed by John Dove, designed by Jonathan Fensom and starring Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, Jerusalem, Richard III, Twelfth Night), as King Philippe V of Spain. Sam Crane will once again play the acting role of Farinelli, while the singing role will be reprised by opera star, Iestyn Davies and shared withRupert Enticknap. The rest of the cast will also transfer with Huss Garbiya playing Doctor Jose Cervi, Melody Grove playing Isabella Farnese, Colin Hurley as Metastasio and Edward Peel as De la Cuadra. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

?Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the rolling world premiere of Colossal, a new play by Andrew Hinderaker. DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty directs the Kennedy Center Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award-winning play, which is choreographed by founder and artistic director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Joshua L. Peugh. Colossal begins with previews on Thursday, April 2 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, May 3. (more...)

Cast Announced for Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED at Gate TheatreCast Announced for Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED at Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces the full cast for the European premiere of Danai Gurira's Eclipsed. Caroline Byrne directs Faith Alabi (Maima), Michelle Asante (Helena), Joan Iyiola (Bessie), T'Nia Miller (Rita) and Letitia Wright (Girl) in the second and final production of Gate Theatre's Freedom Burning season.The production opens on the 27 April, with previews from the 23 April and runs until the 16 May. (more...)

Ralph Fiennes to Star in THE MASTER BUILDER at the Old Vic Next Year; Coming to the Almeida in 2017?Ralph Fiennes to Star in THE MASTER BUILDER at the Old Vic Next Year; Coming to the Almeida in 2017?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Ralph Fiennes, currently starring in Man and Superman at the National, will return to the stage in Ibsen's THE MASTER BUILDER at the Old Vic next winter. (more...)

Betsy Mugavero, Tony Amendola & More Set for Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2015 SeasonBetsy Mugavero, Tony Amendola & More Set for Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Utah Shakespeare Festival has announced the casting of the first eight actors for the 2015 season. All are familiar faces, having appeared at the Festival in the past. Actors include Tony Amendola, Melinda Pfundstein, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, Sam Ashdown, Betsy Mugavero, Peter Sham, David Ivers and Brian Vaughn. Please check for complete casting available soon at www.bard.org. (more...)

TV Star Jason Merrells Joins the Cast of TWELVE ANGRY MENTV Star Jason Merrells Joins the Cast of TWELVE ANGRY MEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announces Jason Merrells - one of TV's most popular actors, to lead the cast in the upcoming production of TWELVE ANGRY MEN. The jurors prepare to give their verdict in theatres around the UK, following a record-breaking run in London's Garrick Theatre, where the production was hailed by The Sunday Telegraph as 'The classiest and most intelligent show in the West End'. (more...)

Echo Theater Company to Stage Pair of L.A. Premieres in Rep, 4/25-5/31Echo Theater Company to Stage Pair of L.A. Premieres in Rep, 4/25-5/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 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. The two plays will continue to run in tandem every weekend through May 31 at the Echo's home in Atwater Village Theatre. For a complete schedule of performances, scroll to the end of this release or check online at www.EchoTheaterCompany.com. (more...)

LITTLE MERMAID, TUG OF WAR Cycle, MADSUMMER Premiere and More Set for Chicago Shakespeare's 2015-16 SeasonLITTLE MERMAID, TUG OF WAR Cycle, MADSUMMER Premiere and More Set for Chicago Shakespeare's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

?Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson announce today the line-up of the 2015/16 Season, including innovative reimaginings of the classical canon, new work developed at CST and the first installment of Gaines' ambitious Shakespeare history cycle. Anticipating Shakespeare 400, the international celebration of the playwright's four-hundred-year legacy in 2016, the season honors Shakespeare's spirit of inventiveness and audacity. (more...)

Graham Weir's DEAD YELLOW SANDS for April Run at Alexander Bar Upstairs TheatreGraham Weir's DEAD YELLOW SANDS for April Run at Alexander Bar Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

DEAD YELLOW SANDS, a one-man piece written and performed by Graham Weir under the direction of Bo Petersen, will make its bow on the stage of the Alexander Bar and Cafe's Upstairs Theatre this April. (more...)

Marcel Mascaro Joins Asolo Rep's SOTTO VOCE, Opening Next MonthMarcel Mascaro Joins Asolo Rep's SOTTO VOCE, Opening Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Asolo Repertory Theatre has announced a casting update for its upcoming production of SOTTO VOCE. Marcel Mascaro will be playing the role of 'Saquiel/Ariel'. (more...)

Asian-Inspired WINTER'S TALE, RIVER BRIDE and YEOMEN OF THE GUARD Premieres, THE WIZ and More Set for OSF's 2016 SeasonAsian-Inspired WINTER'S TALE, RIVER BRIDE and YEOMEN OF THE GUARD Premieres, THE WIZ and More Set for OSF's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The ?Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) Artistic Director Bill Rauch announced the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2016 playbill today. The 2016 season is sponsored by U.S. Bank. (more...)

Fiasco Theatre's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Begins Next Month at Theatre for a New AudienceFiasco Theatre's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Begins Next Month at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Theatre for a New Audience, Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director, will present as its fourth production of the season the New York premiere of Fiasco Theater's The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare, directed by Jessie Austrian and Ben Steinfeld, beginning previews at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, on Friday, April 24, at 7:30pm for an opening on Thursday, April 30, at 7:00pm. The Two Gentlemen of Verona runs through May 24. (more...)

West Coast Jewish Theatre's O MY GOD to Open 4/18 at Pico PlayhouseWest Coast Jewish Theatre's O MY GOD to Open 4/18 at Pico Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

West Coast Jewish Theatre has announced the first production of its 2015-16 season, the American Premiere of O My God by Anat Gov. Directed by WCJT Artistic Director Howard Teichman, there will be two preview performances on April 16 and 17 with opening set for Saturday, April 18 at 8pm at the Pico Playhouse in West Los Angeles. The engagement will run through June 7. (more...)

Rochester Community Players' RICHARD II to Open 4/10Rochester Community Players' RICHARD II to Open 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Richard II, Shakespeare's masterful drama of a king who lost his throne and gained insight into his soul, opens for ten performances Friday April 10 at the MuCCC Theater, 142 Atlantic Avenue. Produced by the Shakespeare Players program of the Rochester Community Players, this will be the first of four history plays, known in Shakespeare circles as the 'Henriad', staged by the company. (more...)

The Betsy Stage to Present OTHELLO: A KHORUS INE, 4/17-5/23The Betsy Stage to Present OTHELLO: A KHORUS INE, 4/17-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

'OTHELLO: A Khorus Line' is the Betsy Stage's dedication to the Broadway musical and its evolution. Set in Greece, this 'demi' musical asks us to consider what we lose if we don't ask questions. (more...)

FST to Present Regional Premiere of CHAPATTI, 4/8-5/30FST to Present Regional Premiere of CHAPATTI, 4/8-5/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

No one tells a story like the Irish. Florida Studio Theatre's fourth Mainstage production, Chapatti is filled with the ole' Irish storytelling wit of playwright Christian O' Reilly. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 22, 2015

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on some of the grandest stages in the world. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton Join Imelda Staunton in West End's GYPSYPhoto Flash: Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton Join Imelda Staunton in West End's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Joining Imelda Staunton, who stars as the indomitable Momma Rose in the West End transfer of Jonathan Kent's production of Gypsy, are Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton who reprise the roles of Louise and June respectively in the five star Chichester Festival Theatre production, while Peter Davison joins the cast to play Herbie. The cast also features Dan Burton as Tulsa, Billy Hartman as Uncle Jocko, Jack Chissick as Mr Goldstone, Anita Louise Combe as Tessie Tura, Harry Dickman as Pop, Lucinda Shaw as Mother, Roger Dipper as L.A., Louise Gold as Mazeppa, Clare Halse as Majorie May, Tom Hodgkins as Mr Weber, Kieran Jae as Yonkers, Julie Legrand as Electra, Danielle Morris as Geraldine, Luke Street as Little Rock, Damien Poole as Kansas, Lauren Hall as Delores and Natalie Woods as Agnes. Ensemble members include Liz Ewing, Lauren Ingram, Tom Murphy and Phillip Catchpole. The casting of the roles of Baby June and Baby Louise will be announced shortly. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Porters of Hellsgate's OTHELLOPhoto Flash: First Look at The Porters of Hellsgate's OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Othello kicks off The Porters of Hellsgate's ninth season, with Artistic Director Charles Pasternak returning to the boards with them for the first time since his award-nominated performance as Henry V just one year ago. The production runs now through March 28, 2015. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKJesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2015 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Wednesday, May 27 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This summer will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to the Park this summer as Trinculo in THE TEMPEST, along with Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe teaming up again with Daniel Sullivan on CYMBELINE to play Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Imogen, respectively. (more...)

Clare Higgins and Greg Hicks to Star in CLARION World Premiere at the Arcola, April 15-May 16Clare Higgins and Greg Hicks to Star in CLARION World Premiere at the Arcola, April 15-May 16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

?Two of the most highly acclaimed British actors of their generation, Clare Higgins and Greg Hicks, are to star in the World Premiere of Clarion, set in the office of Britain's worst newspaper, the Daily Clarion. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 18th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 18th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 18, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'The Sound Of Music,' 'Empire' and 'Glee' stir up this week's TVs, 'First Wives Club,' 'Beauty And The Beast,' 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and 'First Date' claim their respective audiences,' Kokandy has more than 'The Full Monty,' Columbia's 'Oklahoma!,' lots at the Skokie Theatre and my upcoming busy weekend! (more...)

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER Continues in April with Billy Porter & Norm LewisLIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER Continues in April with Billy Porter & Norm Lewis
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - continues its 40th anniversary season with two outstanding concerts form Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, featuringBilly Porter (April 3) and Norm Lewis (April 10). Six-time Tony Award-winning actress and singer Audra McDonald will host each broadcast. Details follow below. (more...)

Variations Theatre Group to Present ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at Chain TheatreVariations Theatre Group to Present ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at Chain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Variations Theatre Group will present Dale Wasserman's ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, opening on April 10, 2015 at The Chain Theatre. (more...)

San Jose Stage Company to Present DEATH OF A SALESMANSan Jose Stage Company to Present DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

San Jose Stage Company presents the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning American classic, Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller. Considered one of the greatest American plays ever written, this powerful and provocative drama is Miller's scathing indictment of the American Dream and will be directed by Kenneth Kelleher (who recently received Best Director for SJSC's production of The Threepenny Opera - Theatre Bay Area Awards 2014) and will feature San Jose Stage Artistic Director Randall King as Willy Loman. The long-time collaborators team up to present what the New York Times says is 'now and forever a great play.' (more...)

BWW Reviews:  PLAYHOUSE Gets Serious With THE SEAGULLBWW Reviews: PLAYHOUSE Gets Serious With THE SEAGULL
by Joseph Baker - Mar 16, 2015

Staging a play by Henrik Ibsen or Anton Chekhov poses certain problems for theatre groups. On the one hand, there is a commitment to 'the classics' - and there is an opportunity for actors (especially young ones) to examine their talents and extend them in directions they have not gone before. The 'downside' is the reputation such plays have as 'talkfests,' for they are often deliberate and detailed in their construction of characters and relationships. I was reminded of this during both the performance and the intermission of Playhouse on the Square's production of Chekhov's THE SEAGULL (which, literally, follows on the 'heels' of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW). During Intermission, two couples stood next to my seat and discussed the play. With a hint of apology, one lady stated, 'The actors are very good, but I really prefer the musicals.' Yet, as I watched and listened to the play, I glanced at one audience member, leaning forward and rapt in concentration; and further down my row, another could audibly be heard gasping at the insensitivity of 'Madame Arkandina' toward her son. (more...)

Cast Announced for KiteHigh's BABY, Opening April 16 at The Hope TheatreCast Announced for KiteHigh's BABY, Opening April 16 at The Hope Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

KiteHigh would like to announce the full cast and creative team for their upcoming production of Baby, a new show by Effie Samara exploring the emotional and political struggles behind artificial insemination, which will debut at the Hope Theatre, Islington. (more...)

Brass Tacks Ensemble's 2015 Season to Feature HENRY V, 'EAT ME' & MoreBrass Tacks Ensemble's 2015 Season to Feature HENRY V, 'EAT ME' & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Artistic Director James Ingagiola and Executive Director Isaac Ellis have announced The Brass Tacks Ensemble's 2015 season. The season will begin with William Shakespeare's Henry V on Friday, May 1, 2015. (more...)

ORESTEIA, BAKKHAI and MEDEA Set for the Almeida Theatre's 'Greek' Season; Ben Whishaw and More to Star!ORESTEIA, BAKKHAI and MEDEA Set for the Almeida Theatre's 'Greek' Season; Ben Whishaw and More to Star!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Almeida Theatre announces its new season: Almeida Greeks. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Premiere THEN CAME EACH ACTORCentenary Stage Company to Premiere THEN CAME EACH ACTOR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Centenary Stage Company presents the world premiere of Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso starring in "Then Came Each Actor," a celebration of and tribute to the legendary actors and actresses of the great classical stage tradition -- Sarah Siddons, Henry Irving, Julia Marlowe, Edwin Booth, Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, Paul Robeson, Morris Carnovsky and Phoebe Brand -- whose body of work and lives on and off the stage have inspired Kim and Occhiogrosso for over four decades. (more...)

Factory and Native Earth to Present Toronto Premiere of THE UNPLUGGING, March 14-April 5Factory and Native Earth to Present Toronto Premiere of THE UNPLUGGING, March 14-April 5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

In an instant, electricity all over the world stops flowing and humanity is left in the dark. Factory and Native Earth Performing Arts present the Toronto premiere of THE UNPLUGGING by Yvette Nolan, directed by Nina Lee Aquino, and winner of the 2013 Jessie Award for Outstanding New Play (Vancouver). The show stars two veterans of the Toronto theatre community, Diana Belshaw and Allegra Fulton, and features newcomer Umed Amin. The production will play on stage at Factory from March 14 - April 5, 2015. (more...)

The Independent Eye to Present KING LEAR, 4/10-26The Independent Eye to Present KING LEAR, 4/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The Independent Eye presents an inspired two-person take on William Shakespeare's King Lear. Played out within the confines of an aluminum cage, King Lear and The Fool are accompanied by nearly 30 life-sized, hand, and finger puppets operated by actors and master puppeteers Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller. King Lear plays April 10 through 26 (Press opening: April 10) at The Emerald Tablet (80 Fresno Street) in San Francisco. For tickets ($20, 25) and more information, the public may visit brownpapertickets.com. (more...)

Asolo Repertory Theatre to Present SOTTO VOCE, 3/31-4/26Asolo Repertory Theatre to Present SOTTO VOCE, 3/31-4/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Pulitzer Prize- and Greenfield Prize-winner Nilo Cruz's exquisite new play Sotto Voce opens Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 8pm in the Historic Asolo Theater and runs through Sunday, April 26, with previews on Tuesday, March 31 at 7:30pm and Wednesday, April 1 at 8pm. (more...)

OTHER DESERT CITIES and ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE Join 2nd Story Theatre's 2015 SeasonOTHER DESERT CITIES and ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE Join 2nd Story Theatre's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

In King Lear, Shakespeare wrote, "The wheel is come full circle." The Bard's famous line holds true at 2nd Story where Artistic Director Ed Shea has returned the UpStage theater to its original in-the-round configuration. Shea, well known for shaking things up mid-season, said this about his decision to go back to 2nd Story's in-the-round roots: "I'd forgotten how intimate, immediate and profoundly simple theatre can be." (more...)

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