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Shakespeare's THE RAPE OF LUCRECE Debuts at Players this Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2015

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Brian Doherty, Eleanor Worthington-Cox & More to Star in TOMCAT at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

The winner of the seventh Papatango New Writing Prize, Tomcat by James Rushbrooke will receive a four week run at Southwark Playhouse from Wednesday 28 October (press night: Friday 30 October 8pm) to Saturday 21 Nov 2015. The director is 2014 JMK Award winner Kate Hewitt, who is currently Associate Director on Sam Mendes' Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the West End. (more...)

WILDE WITHOUT THE BOY Coming to Wyvern Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

Award-Winning Dramatisation of Passionate Oscar Wilde Love Letter Comes to Swindon after Edinburgh Festival Triumph. (more...)

Rogue Machine to Present NICE THINGS, 10/4-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Rogue Machine presents the World Premiere of NICE THINGS by Vince Melocchi Opening October 4, 2014 with reception to follow 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm on Sundays through November 23, 2014 5041 W. Pico Blvd., LA, CA 90019 (more...)

THE CAPTIVE Plays 2015 Philadelphia FringeArts Festival, Now thru 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Fresh off of four Barrymore Award nominations, Philadelphia Artists' Collective returns with The Captive by Edouard Bourdet, from September 1 through 20, 2015, during the 2015 Philadelphia FringeArts Festival. This well-mannered tragedy will tackle issues of sex, domesticity and class manners. Deeply controversial in its time, productions of this 1926 play were censored, and its producers and actors jailed. The Captive will be produced inside Society Hill's Physick House at 321 S. 4th Street. The historic townhouse in fact will be the perfect co-conspirator as the secrets and heated private moments unfold. PAC co-founding Artistic Director Dan Hodge directs the talented cast led by well-known Rachel Brodeur and newcomer Chase Byrd. (more...)

Kaliyuga Arts and Bridge Street Theatre present THE RAPE OF LUCRECE by William Shakespeare, Nov 7-9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2014

Kaliyuga Arts and Bridge Street Theatre present The Philadelphia Artists' Collective Production of The Rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare Adapted and Performed by Dan Hodge November 7 and 8 at 7:30 pm, November 9 at 3:00 pm (more...)

Rogue Machine Presents NICE THINGS, Now thru 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2014

Rogue Machine presents the World Premiere of NICE THINGS by Vince Melocchi opening tonight, October 4, 2014 with reception to follow 8pm Fridays and Todays, 3pm on Sundays through November 23, 2014 5041 W. Pico Blvd., LA, CA 90019 (more...)

Kaliyuga Arts and Bridge Street Theatre Present THE RAPE OF LUCRECE This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Kaliyuga Arts and Bridge Street Theatre present The Philadelphia Artists' Collective Production of The Rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare Adapted and Performed by Dan Hodge this weekend, November 7 and 8 at 7:30 pm, November 9 at 3:00 pm at Bridge Street Theatre Speakeasy, 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY 12414. (more...)

The Roundhouse to Open 2016 Music Programme with Camille O'Sullivan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

The Roundhouse opens its 2016 Music Programme with a brand new series of intimate performances staged in the round. Utilising its legendary Main Space in a rarely seen fully seated concert set-up and with a limited number of tickets available, In the Round will be a unique opportunity to see some of the world's leading artists perform up close within the venue's iconic architecture. (more...)

Pentabus Theatre's MILKED Goes on Tour This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

The play that earned emerging playwright Simon Longman a Channel 4 bursary returns to stages up and down the country this Spring as Pentabus tour this comic and moving depiction of rural unemployment. First staged in 2013, the show will receive its London premiere at Soho Theatre, while continuing to reach a diverse range of audiences at theatres across the UK. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE LIAR at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse opens its 2015 Season with the comedy, 'The Liar,' an adaptation by David Ives of Pierre Corneille's classic comedy that weaves an increasingly intricate web of lies leading to hilarious romantic misadventures. Celebrating the Playhouse's 85th season, the comedy runs now through May 23, directed by Penny Metropulos. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Opens 2015 Season with THE LIAR Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2015 Season with the comedy, 'The Liar,' an adaptation by David Ives of Pierre Corneille's classic comedy that weaves an increasingly intricate web of lies leading to hilarious romantic misadventures. Celebrating the Playhouse's 85th season, the comedy will run tonight, May 5 - 23, directed by Penny Metropulos. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE LIAR at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre brings its 2014/15 season to close with The Liar, an adaptation of Pierre Cornielle's 17th Century French comedy from the brilliant mind of David Ives, a playwright best known for hilarious adaptations and plays such as All In The Timing and Venus in Fur. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE LIAR Begins Tonight at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre will bring its 2014/15 season to close with The Liar, an adaptation of Pierre Cornielle's 17th Century French comedy from the brilliant mind of David Ives, a playwright best known for hilarious adaptations and plays such as All In The Timing and Venus in Fur. (more...)

Sian Polhill-Thomas, Luke Shaw & More to Star in VASSA ZHELEZNOVA at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Casting has been confirmed for the world premiere of a new version of Maxim Gorky's Vassa Zheleznova, coming to Southwark Playhouse. The production will run Wednesday 15 June - Saturday 9 July 2016, with an official opening scheduled for Friday, 17 June 2016 at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE LIAR in Westport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 13, 2015

David Ives meets Pierre Corneille, William Shakespeare and David Hirson (more...)

THE LIAR Begins 5/26 at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre will bring its 2014/15 season to close with The Liar, an adaptation of Pierre Cornielle's 17th Century French comedy from the brilliant mind of David Ives, a playwright best known for hilarious adaptations and plays such as All In The Timing and Venus in Fur. (more...)

BWW Reviews: We'd Be Lying If We Disparaged THE LIAR
by Jeff Davis - Mar 7, 2014

Honesty may be the best policy, but it's not the most fun one. Thank God 16th century playwright Pierre Corneille and modern day playwright David Ives have an affinity for the truth-challenged. Ives's modern take on Corneille's classic French comedy The Liar is an exhilarating and side-splitting mix of the old and new, and Austin Playhouse's production of it reminds us just how exceptional the Austin theater community is. (more...)

New Play GENERAL ELECTION Set for Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The world premiere of a new play specially created in response to the General Election by award-winning actor/director Chris New opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 26 April 2015 - with a special extra performance on General Election day itself on Thursday, 7 May (Press Night: Monday, 27 April 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Camille O'Sullivan Returning to Irish Arts Center, 4/6-16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Having played a sold out run in the fall of 2014, the acclaimed Irish/French singer/actress Camille O'Sullivan will return to New York's intimate Irish Arts Center with an eight-show residency from April 6-16. Camille's dramatic, original interpretations of songs by Jacques Brel, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, David Bowie, Arcade Fire and Radiohead, and love of narrative storytelling have critics around the world raving. "When she sings it's as though her breath is soaked in paraffin - one spark and the whole room would ignite," writes The Daily Telegraph. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Close 2014-2015 Season with THE LIAR by David Ives
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2015

?Gulfshore Playhouse will close their 2014-2015 season with The Liar by David Ives, based on the comedy by Pierre Corneille, playing April 4th through 26th, with $30 preview performances on April 2nd and 3rd. (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...)

BWW Reviews: Turn Off Your Brain (Mostly) and Enjoy (Thoroughly) THE LIAR at Artists Rep
by Krista Garver - Jun 6, 2015

Artists Rep's THE LIAR is a fun, fast-paced, rhyming comedy. (more...)

The Public Theater Names New Director of New Work Development
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Jeanie O'Hare has been named the Director of New Work Development. O'Hare, who will start at The Public in September, has more than 20 years of experience, working with leading theater companies in Britain and most recently serving as the Chair of Playwriting at the Yale School of Drama. (more...)

RED Opens Peterborough Players' 2015 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

The Peterborough Players 82nd annual summer theatre season will debut tonight, June 17th with John Logan's multi Tony Award winning play, RED. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Artists Rep's THE LIAR Company Performs 'A Note About the Verse'
by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre brings its 2014/15 season to close with The Liar, an adaptation of Pierre Cornielle's 17th Century French comedy from the brilliant mind of David Ives, a playwright best known for hilarious adaptations and plays such as All In The Timing and Venus in Fur. Click below to watch a promo for the show, in which the company reads David Ives' 'A Note About the Verse', which preceeds the play! (more...)

RED to Open Peterborough Players' 2015 Season, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The Peterborough Players 82nd annual summer theatre season will debut on Wednesday, June 17th with John Logan's multi Tony Award winning play, RED. (more...)

2016 MFA Playwrights' Workshop to Develop Eight New Works at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, is pleased to co-present the 11th annual MFA Playwright's Workshop (MFAPW) in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays. (more...)

Camille O'Sullivan to Bring THE CARNY DREAM to Edinburgh Fringe 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Award winning singer and actress Camille O'Sullivan returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with her new show The Carny Dream. The French-Irish songstress is one of the Fringe's most successful artists and the will be performing at her perfect home, the Underbelly Circus Hub from the 4th to the 22nd August. (more...)

Dear Stone Theater Company Presents Will Eno's THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Dear Stone Theater Company presents 'Thom Pain (based on nothing)' playwright Will Eno, at the Heartland Studio, at 7016 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago on Friday, July 22, 2016, at 7:30pm. Thom Pain (based on nothing), directed by Shawn Kronk and featuring Jake Baker, will preview on July 21, with a press opening on July 22, and will run every Thursdaythrough Sunday until closing night on August 6. For more information, visit dearstonetheater.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE RAPE OF LUCRECE, Queen Elizabeth Hall, July 9 2014
by Gary Naylor - Jul 10, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a beautiful, horrible, fascinating adaptation of Shakespeare's epic poem, a story of chastity and its destruction and of its consequences in shame and revenge. (more...)

WILDE WITHOUT A BOY Coming to The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

THE MARLOWE Studio's first show of the year offers a glimpse into the soul of one of our greatest literary geniuses. (more...)

Centenary Stage to Present THE LIAR, 2/21-3/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and love is in the air at Centenary Stage Company, or some form of it anyway in this season's laugh-out-loud comedy The Liar by Pierre Corneille, adapted for modern audiences by David Ives. Running February 21st through March 9th at The Lackland Center, this story of mistaken identity and half-truths has delighted audiences and critics time and again. The Wall Street Journal says, "I laughed so hard that I was sore the next day…By wedding [Ives'] verbal prestidigitation to Corneille's mistaken-identity plot, Mr. Ives has come up with a play in which the laughs flow freely and joyously.' (more...)

BWW Review: Theater Project Presents Sparkling Production of THE LIAR
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Feb 8, 2016

Brunswick's Theater Project has mounted a sparkling production of David Ives' version of Pierre Corneille's The Liar, offering the audience a rare treat to be able to enjoy this seventeenth century comedy in Ives' witty, linguistically rich "translaptation." Not only is the choice of such a sophisticated play to be applauded, but the professional company does the work proud! (more...)

Austin Playhouse Presents THE LIAR, Now thru 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Austin Playhouse presents The Liar by David Ives, directed by Don Toner. The show will run tonight, February 7th - March 9th, 2014. (more...)

Pentabus Theatre's MILKED Goes on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The play that earned emerging playwright Simon Longman a Channel 4 bursary returns to stages up and down the country this Spring as Pentabus tour this comic and moving depiction of rural unemployment. First staged in 2013, the show will receive its London premiere at Soho Theatre, while continuing to reach a diverse range of audiences at theatres across the UK. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Make Australian Premiere at the Sydney Lyric, August 2015
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Barry O'Farrell announced today that the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Matilda The Musical will make its Australian Premiere at Sydney Lyric Theatre in August 2015. (more...)

Centenary Stage Presents THE LIAR, Now thru 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and love is in the air at Centenary Stage Company, or some form of it anyway in this season's laugh-out-loud comedy The Liar by Pierre Corneille, adapted for modern audiences by David Ives. Running tonight, February 21st through March 9th at The Lackland Center, this story of mistaken identity and half-truths has delighted audiences and critics time and again. The Wall Street Journal says, 'I laughed so hard that I was sore the next day...By wedding [Ives'] verbal prestidigitation to Corneille's mistaken-identity plot, Mr. Ives has come up with a play in which the laughs flow freely and joyously.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Centenary Stage's THE LIAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Love and laughs are in the air at Centenary Stage Company (CSC) in this season's romantic comedy The Liar by Pierre Corneille, adapted for modern audiences by celebrated playwright David Ives and starring a vibrant cast of classical and Broadway luminaries. Running February 21st through March 9th at The Lackland Center, this story of mistaken identity and half-truths has delighted audiences and critics time and again. Scroll down for some photos of the cast! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE LIAR at Centenary Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Love and laughs are in the air at Centenary Stage Company (CSC) in this season's romantic comedy The Liar by Pierre Corneille, adapted for modern audiences by celebrated playwright David Ives and starring a vibrant cast of classical and Broadway luminaries. Running February 21st through March 9th at The Lackland Center, this story of mistaken identity and half-truths has delighted audiences and critics time and again. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Centenary Stage's THE LIAR Opens this Friday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Love and laughs are in the air at Centenary Stage Company (CSC) in this season's romantic comedy The Liar by Pierre Corneille, adapted for modern audiences by celebrated playwright David Ives and starring a vibrant cast of classical and Broadway luminaries. Running February 21st through March 9th at The Lackland Center, this story of mistaken identity and half-truths has delighted audiences and critics time and again. The Wall Street Journal says, 'I laughed so hard that I was sore the next day...By wedding [Ives'] verbal prestidigitation to Corneille's mistaken-identity plot, Mr. Ives has come up with a play in which the laughs flow freely and joyously.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Centenary Stage's THE LIAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Love and laughs are in the air at Centenary Stage Company (CSC) in this season's romantic comedy The Liar by Pierre Corneille, adapted for modern audiences by celebrated playwright David Ives and starring a vibrant cast of classical and Broadway luminaries. Running February 21st through March 9th at The Lackland Center, this story of mistaken identity and half-truths has delighted audiences and critics time and again. Scroll down for some photos of the cast! (more...)

FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training to Stage David Ives' Adaptation of THE LIAR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training continues its 2015-16 season with Tony-nominated playwright David Ives' adaptation of Pierre Corneille's classic French farce THE LIAR. Known for his witty and edgy adaptations, including Venus in Fur and The School for Lies, David Ives' THE LIAR was praised by the Washington Examiner as 'astonishingly fresh, funny, and totally appealing to modern audiences.' Directed by guest artist Justin Lucero, THE LIAR previews in the Cook Theatre at the FSU Center for Performing Arts on Tuesday, December 29 at 7:30pm with a special 'Pay What You Can Performance,' officially opens on Wednesday, December 30 at 7:30pm, and runs through Sunday, January 17. (more...)

Camille O'Sullivan to Return to LA SOIREE This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

La Soiree is thrilled to announce that cabaret darling Camille O'Sullivan will be returning to the little, red round stage this Christmas to perform in the show which catapulted her on her meteoric rise to stardom. (more...)

Don Nigro Double Bill Set for the Players' Ring This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

EMOTION MEMORY and RAVISHED, two riveting one-act plays by Don Nigro, will take the stage at the Players' Ring. (more...)

THE CAPTIVE to Play 2015 Philadelphia FringeArts Festival, 9/1-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Fresh off of four Barrymore Award nominations, Philadelphia Artists' Collective returns with The Captive by Edouard Bourdet, from September 1 through 20, 2015, during the 2015 Philadelphia FringeArts Festival. This well-mannered tragedy will tackle issues of sex, domesticity and class manners. Deeply controversial in its time, productions of this 1926 play were censored, and its producers and actors jailed. The Captive will be produced inside Society Hill's Physick House at 321 S. 4th Street. The historic townhouse in fact will be the perfect co-conspirator as the secrets and heated private moments unfold. PAC co-founding Artistic Director Dan Hodge directs the talented cast led by well-known Rachel Brodeur and newcomer Chase Byrd. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse's 2015 Season to Feature Works by Alan Ayckbourn, David Ives & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2015 season, featuring a celebration of playwright Arthur Miller's centennial, as well as plays by Alan Ayckbourn, David Ives, and C. P. Taylor, to be staged next year from May through October. Under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos, 2015 will mark the Connecticut professional theater's 85th season. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Open 2015 Season with THE LIAR, 5/5-23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2015 Season with the comedy, "The Liar," an adaptation by David Ives of Pierre Corneille's classic comedy that weaves an increasingly intricate web of lies leading to hilarious romantic misadventures. Celebrating the Playhouse's 85th season, the comedy will run May 5 - 23, directed by Penny Metropulos. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatreworks Spins Tall Tales With THE LIAR
by Christi Esterle - Apr 25, 2015

Caught somewhere between classical and modern modes, The Liar is a truly entertaining evening. (more...)

BWW Review: FIGHTING SHADOWS - An L.A. Story of Love and Redemption
by Ellen Dostal - Apr 20, 2016

We tell a lot of stories in the theatre. Here in Los Angeles, however, we don't often tell stories that are authentically home-grown. FIGHTING SHADOWS is that rare exception, a deeply personal story of a Mexican-American boy who grew up in east L.A., survived abuse, gangs, prison, and drugs, ultimately overcoming every bad card dealt him. It is an important story and an especially meaningful one told with unflinching honesty and hard-won humility. (more...)

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