RSC Announces Full Cast of WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES at Swan Theatre, Dec 11-March 29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

The world premiere stage version of Hilary Mantel's multi award-winning novels about the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell and Anne Boleyn has now been cast and starts rehearsals shortly before starting previews in the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in December. (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company's David Tennant-Led RICHARD II to Screen at Cinemas This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in collaboration with Picturehouse Entertainment just announced that Gregory Doran's production of William Shakespeare's RICHARD II with David Tennant will be the first broadcast of 'Live from Stratford-upon-Avon,' a program that will screen the RSC's productions from Shakespeare's home town around the world. Limited screenings will take place between December 3 2013 and January 2, 2014 in cities across the United States. Canadian dates and cities will be announced next week. For a current list of participating venues go to http://onscreen.rsc.org.uk/. (more...)

Hamlet Isn't Dead Presents RICHARD II and ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2015

Hamlet Isn't Dead Presents: Richard II and Romeo & Juliet: Oct. 31st - Nov. 22nd, 2015. (more...)

Sondra Radvanovsky to Play Title Role in Met Opera's ANNA BOLENA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

This Saturday, September 26, American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will begin her season-long quest to sing all three of the principal heroines in Donizetti's 'Tudor trilogy,' being presented in its entirety for the first time at the Met this season. In the first opera, Anna Bolena, Radvanovsky stars as the young queen Anne Boleyn, grasping to hold onto the throne of England. Later this season, Radvanovsky will also star as the devout and doomed Mary, Queen of Scots in Maria Stuarda and as the conflicted Elizabeth I in the first-ever Met performances of Roberto Devereux. Radvanovsky will be the first soprano since Beverly Sills in the 1970s to sing the lead roles in all three operas in the course of a single New York season. (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company Announces Details of Projects With China
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

As RSC Executive Director, Catherine Mallyon joins Chancellor George Osborne on his visit to China and the Company opens Gregory Doran's production of Henry V in Stratford-upon-Avon, the RSC is delighted to announce the details for its programme of international cultural, artistic and educational exchange with China. (more...)

Riccardo Muti Returns to Direct Chicago Symphony in Verdi's Bicentennial, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

Riccardo Muti begins his fourth season as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) with a four-week residency, from tonight, September 19 to October 12, which features a celebration of Giuseppe Verdi's bicentennial. (more...)

Colony Theatre's West Coast Premiere of THE BEST ENEMIES Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the second production of its 41st season, the West Coast Premiere of THE BEST OF ENEMIES by Mark St. Germain, directed by David Rose. THE BEST OF ENEMIES will preview tonight, September 16; Thursday, September 17; and Friday, September 18 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, September 19 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 18. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Trailer for RSC's David Tennant-Led RICHARD II, Premiering in Cinemas 12/3
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2013

A new trailer for The Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) production of RICHARD II, which will be played in cinemas around the world, has debuted, featuring a voiceover by Michael Pennington, playing John of Gaunt. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch a Scene from RSC's HENRY V; In US Theatres Starting 11/18!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 26, 2015

Beginning November 18, the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's Henry V will play in select movie houses across North America. The production, which opened to rave reviews at the RSC's home in Stratford-upon-Avon, was filmed for 'Live from Stratford-upon-Avon,' the RSC program that screens the world's greatest classical theatre company from Shakespeare's home town around the world through a continued partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive clip of the St. Crispin's Day speech- Act 4, Scene 3. (more...)

BWW Recap: REIGN Goes Baby Crazy
by Nicole Ackman - Oct 24, 2014

REIGN took a welcome break from the shocking gore and martial discord of the past few episodes to give us something else: babies and sadness. I actually cried watching this episode; it definitely proved that we have a cast of very talented actors! Mary and Francis were, for once, blissfully at peace especially after the news that we've all been waiting for: an heir to the throne! But how quickly things went wrong… (more...)

US Screenings of RSC's HENRY V Begin November 18
by Reilly Hickey - Oct 22, 2015

Beginning November 18, the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's Henry V will play in select movie houses across North America.  The production, which opened to rave reviews at the RSC's home in Stratford-upon-Avon, was filmed for "Live from Stratford-upon-Avon," the RSC program that screens the world's greatest classical theatre company from Shakespeare's home town around the world through a continued partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment.   (more...)

Mika Kaurismaki's THE GIRL KING Available 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

THE GIRL KING, a historical film about revolutionary Queen Christina of Sweden by acclaimed Finnish filmmaker Mika Kaurismäki, will be released by Wolfe Video December 8th on DVD and VOD. (more...)

RSC's RICHARD II, Starring David Tennant, Comes to US Cinemas This Winter, Dec 3-Jan 2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

The Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) production of William Shakespeare's RICHARD II with David Tennant in the title role opened last night to rave reviews. The production will be shown across the US and Canada from December 3, 2013 to January 2, 2014 as the premiere broadcast of 'Live from Stratford-upon Avon,' a program that will screen RSC productions from Shakespeare's home town around the world. (more...)

BWW Review: Sondra Radvanovsky Thrills in Met ANNA BOLENA
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 12, 2015

The Met came late to the trio of Donizetti operas about British queens, when it finally mounted ANNA BOLENA mounted for Anna Netrebko in 2011. This was long after Beverly Sills made her deal with the devil, trading her voice for the cover of Time Magazine, by singing Anne Boleyn, Mary Queen of Scots, and Elizabeth I at New York City Opera. The Met is finally getting around to mounting its own take on the operas this season (the so-called Tudor Trilogy) not for Netrebko but for American Sondra Radvanovsky. As Anna, she delivers a thrilling, go-for-broke performance. (more...)

The Outlaws to Play bergenPAC, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

 Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents The Outlaws, Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 8PM. Purchase tickets to see the Southern Rock legends at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

NO ONE LIKE HUGH Opens 11/26 at MainLine Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Hold on to your non-gender-specific hats because Playwright Hero Productions is presenting their second original show of their fourth season: No One Like Hugh, opening November 26 at MainLine Theatre. Written by Jimmy Karamanis, Travis Martin and Alexander Smith, No One Like Hugh is an homage to and parody of Shakespeare's mistaken-identity comedies. Cross-dressing, 'identical' twins, a misunderstood fool and dark sorcery are but some of the knavery you can expect. (more...)

ANNA BOLENA, Starring Sondra Radvanovsky, to Open 12/6 at the Lyric
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the Tudor tragedy Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) in a new production by Kevin Newbury conducted by Patrick Summers. It opens on Saturday, December 6 with 8 performances through Friday, January 16. Performance dates are Dec. 6, 9, 15, Jan. 7, 10, and 16 at 7:30pm; and Dec. 12 and 21at 2pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Swordplay Highlights THE THREE MUSKETEERS at Connecticut Rep
by Lauren Yarger - Nov 30, 2013

It's the age-old story: young D'Artagnan (Will Haden) arrives in Paris looking for adventure and to pursue his father's place as one of the king's special guard. He is befriended by The Three Musketeers, Athos (Thomas Brazzle), Porthos (Anthony J. Goes) and Aramis (James Jelkin) and soon finds himself in the middle of swashbuckling swordfights, treason and romance. (more...)

NO ONE LIKE HUGH Opens Tonight at MainLine Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Hold on to your non-gender-specific hats because Playwright Hero Productions is presenting their second original show of their fourth season: No One Like Hugh, opening tonight, November 26 at MainLine Theatre. Written by Jimmy Karamanis, Travis Martin and Alexander Smith, No One Like Hugh is an homage to and parody of Shakespeare's mistaken-identity comedies. Cross-dressing, 'identical' twins, a misunderstood fool and dark sorcery are but some of the knavery you can expect. (more...)

Old School or Modern Remix? Measuring the Appeal of Opera on 25 November at the University of South Australia with Lamento d'Arianna
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

In the age of The Voice and X-Factor, classical music concerts are fast becoming the preserve of elite, ageing audiences with declining numbers of younger people in attendance. (more...)

RSC's RICHARD II with David Tennant Takes in Over £1 million at U.K. Box Office
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

The Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) production of William Shakespeare's RICHARD II with David Tennant was screened across the U.K. last Wednesday, November 13th. The production was seen by more than 60,000 people in 364 cinemas across the U.K., generating more than £1 million ($1.6 million) in box office receipts, including the more than 20,000 people who booked tickets for upcoming screenings. (more...)

The Outlaws Play bergenPAC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

 Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents The Outlaws, tonight, November 12, 2015 at 8PM. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group to Welcome BlackHawk and the Outlaws
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Country Rock Bands BlackHawk and the Outlaws at The Colonial Theatre on Thursday, December 4 at 8pm. (more...)

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS to Play Sol Children Theatre, 12/3-20
by Carol Kassie - Nov 11, 2015

Sol Children Theatre will follow up their recent sold out productions of The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Thumbelina with a classic musical comedy bound to appeal to audiences of all ages. ONCE UPON A MATTRESS will open on December 3rd and run through December 20th in the company's charming black box venue in Boca Raton. (more...)

The Staples of Shakespeare: Gender-Bending from TWELFTH NIGHT to 'VERONA'
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 10, 2013

TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III, starring the Tony-winning, incomparable Mark Rylance, have adopted a creative leniency with the characters' gender - though Shakespeare's staple to command his characters to don the garb of a member of the opposite sex, for reasons interwoven in love and lust, greed and vengeance, is a common thread running throughout his romantic repertoire. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY Book - The Al Hirschfeld Theatre!
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 10, 2013

To celebrate the publication of The Untold Stories of Broadway on November 12 by Dress Circle Publishing, Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be sharing three short excerpts about each of the Broadway theaters featured in the book-countdown style! Today: The Al Hirschfeld Theatre! (more...)

Review Roundup: TWELFTH NIGHT & RICHARD III Open on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Nov 10, 2013

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Secret Childern's Theatre Relaunches PRINCESS PARTICULAR on 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

The Secret Theatre is Long Island City's home for family entertainment, and the only theatre in the area offering children's plays every Saturday at 2:00pm. After a short hiatus, Princess Particular returns for an open ended run at the Secret Theatre, including a new cast and a new song! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Apollo Civic Theater to Present ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Johnna Leary - May 6, 2015

Opening this weekend at the Apollo Civic Theater, Once Upon a Mattress, directed by Lauren Hugg and musically directed by Paul Cabell, tells the real story of the fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea". Not so long ago in a kingdom not so far away, evil Queen Aggravain has declared no one in the kingdom may be married until her precious Prince Dauntless finds a bride. However, the Queen devises seemingly more difficult tests for each Princess to pass and makes it almost impossible for Dauntless to find his true love, until an unusually bold and unrefined princess, Winnifred the Woebegone, arrives and may turn the classic fairy tale on its head when it appears the Princess must save the Prince. (more...)

RSC's WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES Transfer to the Aldwych Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Playful Productions and the Royal Shakespeare Company's sell-out productions of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies transfer to the Aldwych Theatre from tonight, 1 May, for a strictly limited season until 6 September. (more...)

RSC's WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES to Transfer to the Aldwych Theatre, May 1-Sept 6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Playful Productions and the Royal Shakespeare Company have announced that the sell-out productions of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies will transfer to the Aldwych Theatre from 1 May for a strictly limited season until 6 September. RSC Members Priority Booking opens at 10am on Thursday 6 March. Public Booking opens at 10am on Monday 10 March. (more...)

Verdi's DON CARLO to Return to the Met Opera, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Verdi's sweeping historical tragedy Don Carlo will return to the Met stage March 30for an eight-performance revival conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the dynamic maestro who led the 2010 Met premiere ofNicholas Hytner's critically acclaimed production. Yonghoon Lee will reprise his portrayal of the conflicted title hero, withFerruccio Furlanetto as his father and rival, the imposing Philip II; Barbara Frittoli as his lover, Elisabeth de Valois;Ekaterina Gubanova as Elisabeth's tormented lady-in-waiting, Princess Eboli; Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Rodrigo, Don Carlo's friend and ally; and James Morris as the menacing Grand Inquisitor. (more...)

Full Cast, Dates, Events Set for David Tennant-Led 'KING AND COUNTRY' at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

In a major theatrical event marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, BAM, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Ohio State University present the US Premiere of Shakespeare's History plays in KING AND COUNTRY: SHAKESPEARE'S GREAT CYCLE OF KINGS. Following performances at the Barbican, and in China in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, the plays are directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and performed in repertory at the BAM Harvey Theater from Mar 24 through May 1, 2016. (more...)

Opera Star Karen Bureau and More to Lead Gettysburg Community Theatre's CAROUSEL, 6/12-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT) the not-for-profit 501c3 community theatre in downtown Gettysburg, located inside the old Elks Lodge at 49 York Street, proudly presents the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic musical CAROUSEL June 12-21, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FADED GLORY Sparkles at North Coast Rep
by Erica Miner - Jun 2, 2014

It's no wonder Tim Burns won the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Award in 1974 for his first play, Faded Glory. This brilliantly crafted work is entertaining, enlightening, and irresistible. (more...)

Opera Star Karen Bureau and More Lead Gettysburg Community Theatre's CAROUSEL, Now thru 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT) the not-for-profit 501c3 community theatre in downtown Gettysburg, located inside the old Elks Lodge at 49 York Street, presents the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic musical CAROUSEL, tonight, June 12-21, 2015. (more...)

RSC's HENRY V Announces Full Cast, Including Alex Hassell
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Gregory Doran, RSC Artistic Director, continues his exploration through Shakespeare's History plays as he directs Henry V, opening in Stratford-upon-Avon, before being broadcast to cinemas and transferring to the Barbican in London.  (more...)

Donizetti's ANNA BOLENA Starring Sondra Radvanovsky Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the Tudor tragedy ?Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) in a new production conducted by Patrick Summers and directed by Kevin Newbury. It opens on Saturday, December 6 with 8 performances through Friday, January 16. Performance dates are Dec. 6, 9, 15, Jan. 7, 10, and 16 at 7:30pm; and Dec. 12 and 21 at 2pm. (more...)

ANNA BOLENA, Starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Opens Tonight at the Lyric
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the Tudor tragedy Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) in a new production by Kevin Newbury conducted by Patrick Summers. It opens tonight, December 6 with 8 performances through Friday, January 16. (more...)

RSC's RICHARD II, Starring David Tennant, Comes to US Cinemas, Now thru Jan 2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

The Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) production of William Shakespeare's RICHARD II with David Tennant in the title role opened last night to rave reviews. The production will be shown across the US and Canada from today, December 3, 2013 to January 2, 2014 as the premiere broadcast of 'Live from Stratford-upon Avon,' a program that will screen RSC productions from Shakespeare's home town around the world. (more...)

THE LIFE + DEATH OF KENYON PHILLIPS Returning to Joe's Pub in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

After two sold-out performances at Joe's Pub this past year, Kenyon Phillips's 75-minute autobiographical rock opera, The Life + Death of Kenyon Phillips, will return to Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10003) on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015, at 9:30PM. (more...)

RSC Announces Full Cast of WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES at Swan Theatre,Today-March 29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

The world premiere stage version of Hilary Mantel's multi award-winning novels about the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell and Anne Boleyn has now been cast and starts rehearsals shortly before starting previews in the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in December. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LAMENTO D'ARIANNA Revisits The Remaining Fragment Of Monteverdi's Lost Opera
by Barry Lenny - Dec 1, 2014

Such was the enjoyment of the evening, that a number of people commented that it was such a shame that there was only the one chance to attend. (more...)

Colony Theatre Company to Stage West Coast Premiere of THE BEST ENEMIES, Begin. 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the second production of its 41st season, the West Coast Premiere of THE BEST OF ENEMIES by Mark St. Germain, directed by David Rose.  THE BEST OF ENEMIES will preview on Wednesday, September 16; Thursday, September 17; and Friday, September 18 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, September 19 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 18. (more...)

Two Royal Shakespeare Company Productions Announce Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Full casting is announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company productions of Congreve's Love for Love and Helen Edmundson's new play Queen Anne, both playing in repertory in the Swan Theatre this Winter.  (more...)

POE, Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO Kate Maguire are excited to announce the 2014 fall schedule of events at The Colonial Theatre, The Garage and The Unicorn Theatre. Tickets are available for purchase to members and passholders on August 15 and to the general public on August 19. (more...)

Beneath 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...)

Destiny Image Announces Top Titles for Spring/Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

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Bestselling Author Jackie Kendall Rewrites LADY IN WAITING for This Generation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Bestselling author, Jackie Kendall, is back with the latest addition to her bestselling book series, 'Lady in Waiting.' This month, Destiny Image releases 'The New Lady in Waiting,' the new version of a classic message. (more...)

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT Shakes With Hilarity
by Herbert Paine - Apr 1, 2016

Southwest Shakespeare Company's TWELFTH NIGHT, directed by David Vining, is a skillfully and smartly constructed and masterfully played production with scene pictures and performances that will linger well after the lights dim. (more...)

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