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Jessica Chastain, Annette Bening & More Set for Tonight's SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICA Public Forum at the Delacorte
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Public Theater presents the free one-night event, PUBLIC FORUM: SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICA, tonight, June 30 at 8:00 p.m. at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Whitney Bashor, Annette Bening, Jessica Chastain, author E.L. Doctorow, Jackie Hoffman, Justin Levine, Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson, and Micah Stock join this exciting evening, which will celebrate Shakespeare and the newly released Library of America book, Shakespeare in America, edited by Public Theater Shakespeare Scholar in Residence James Shapiro. (more...)

MITF 2014 to Feature More Than 75 Shows, 7/14-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Midtown International Theater Festival has announced its 2014 lineup. Details below! (more...)

Fairchild, Cope, Cox, Paice, Uranowitz & von Essen to Star in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!; Plays Winter in Paris, Spring 2015 on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. The cast will include Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max Von Essen as Henri Baurel. (more...)

Steven Carl McCasland Goes Solo at The Metropolitan Room, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Steven Carl McCasland, Artistic Director of Beautiful Soup Theater, goes solo at The Metropolitan Room. Wit songs and stories, Steven brings his one-man romp, Mother Wanted Me To Come Out In A Kimono, to the famed New York venue. (more...)

Joyce DeWitt to Join Micky Dolenz in COMEDY IS HARD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Joyce DeWitt has just been confirmed to play opposite Micky Dolenz in Mike Reiss' new play Comedy Is Hard!, premiering Wednesday, September 24, at The Ivoryton Playhouse in Ivoryton, Connecticut. (more...)

Gloucester Stage to Open Jack Neary's AULD LANG SYNE, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Gloucester Stage Company continues the 35th Anniversary Season on July 11 with the Boston Area Premiere of Jack Neary's newest work, Auld Lang Syne featuring GSC favorites and real life husband and wife Richard Snee and Paula Plum directed by Douglas Lockwood. The comedy thriller runs from July 11 through July 27. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Partners with Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center for THE BEST OF ENEMIES, 10/15-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF announces a very special collaboration with the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the passage and signing of the Civil Rights Act, the two organizations will partner to present The Best of Enemies from October 15 - November 16, 2014 on the Goldman Theater stage. The powerful new play by Mark St. Germain exposes the poison of prejudice and the beauty of friendship. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. Presents TWELFTH NIGHT OR WHAT YOU WILL, Now Through 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

This summer, Shakespeare's delightful and romantic comedy is given a Downton Abbey-twist with elegant and sumptuous costumes and the ringing sounds of the early twentieth-century music hall as Independent Shakespeare Co. presents Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT or What You Will, directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Artistic Director Melissa Chalsma. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow: Cooper Prepares for Next Phase of Theater Career
by Todd Zeigler - Jun 29, 2014

Kentucky Shakespeare's summer season closes on August 17 with Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company's critically acclaimed "King Lear," starring J. Barrett Cooper, the company's founder, as the titular king. It will be a swan song of sorts, for it will be Cooper's final performance with the company, and in Louisville - at least for the time being. (more...)

The Brick Presents THE DANCE AND THE DAWN: A THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE FOR 13 PLAYERS, 7/11-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

The Brick Theater, Inc. and Warren Tusk present The Dance and the Dawn: A Theatrical Experience for 13 Players as part of Game Play: a Festival of Video Game Theater Fri July 11, 7pm, Sun July 13, 6pm (special performance of Dreams of Ice and Ash expansion), and Tue July 15, 7pm. (more...)

Kelsey Grammer Planning Stage Return in Harvey Weinstein Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014

It seems like Kelsey Grammer is done with comedy television and movies- at least for now. According to the LA Times, Grammer is planning to return to the stage in a Harevy Weinstein musical. However, he can't reveal too much yet. (more...)

John Tiffany-Helmed THE TWITS & More Set for Royal Court's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Royal Court Theatre announces a new season of work today, Friday 27 June, including new plays from Molly Davies, Zinnie Harris, Rory Mullarkey, Tim Price and Jack Thorne; a debut play from first-time playwright Diana Nneka Atuona; a collaboration between scientist Chris Rapley, playwright and director Duncan Macmillan and director Katie Mitchell and a new production for young people and their families - Enda Walsh's new adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Twits. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe to Bring HAMLET to Folger Theatre, July 25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The London-based Shakespeare's Globe will bring their global touring production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet to Folger Theatre for three performances only on July 25 and 26, 2014, making it the only east coast stop for the company in the United States. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, the production is a fresh, pared-down version of the classic tragedy of deferred revenge. (more...)

The Production Company's GUYS AND DOLLS Comes to Arts Centre Melbourne, July 19-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

One of Broadway's best musicals, the award winning Guys and Dolls opens on July 19 at the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne for 10 shows only. Starring in this new production are Verity Hunt-Ballard, Martin Crewes, Chelsea Plumley, Adam Murphy, Bobby Fox and Christopher Horsey. (more...)

Applied Mechanics to Present New, Immersive Work WE ARE BANDITS, 7/19-31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Concert meets immersive performance where every audience member has a backstage pass. Inspired by Russian feminist group Pussy Riot, Applied Mechanics is engaging its signature choose-your-own-adventure style to create a piece about feminism, protest art, and activism in our contemporary world. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83), presents Shakespeare's classic comedy THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR on its outdoor main stage situated on the scenic slopes of the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate. THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR opens Saturday, July 12 at 8:15 p.m., and runs through August 10, 2014. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy First Folio Theatre's annual 'Shakespeare under the Stars' production, directed by Jeff Award nominee Nick Sandys. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

VOICES OF SWORDS to Run 8/15-9/7 at Walkerspace
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

In 'Voices of Swords' by Kari Floren, the late thirties son of a woman facing heart surgery hires a forty-something personal organizer to minister to his lonely yet indomitable mother. The organizer is already struggling unsuccessfully to reunite her own family. As she is sorely tested by this job, her growing toward the light is an object lesson to Baby Boomers, whose struggles to care for dependent parents are a preoccupation of our age. The comedic drama will be presented August 15 to September 7 by Right Down Broadway Productions at Walkerspace, 46 Walker Street. Eve Brandstein directs a cast of mostly Broadway regulars including Loni Ackerman, Bob Ari, Phillip Christian, Gillien Goll, Michael McKenzie and Celia Schaefer. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RICHARD III, Trafalgar Studios, July 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

All the talk about this Richard III will be about Martin Freeman. It's unavoidable really. Well-known television star takes on one of the big Shakespearean roles and a role outside what might be seen as his comfort zone. Any review therefore will need to confront this head on. (more...)

Minnesota Fringe Festival Cast Set for Brazen Theater's THE MISS LONGVIEW TEXAS DRAG PAGEANT, 7/31-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Brazen Theater presents the Minneapolis premiere of The Miss Longview Texas Drag Pageant, a new play written and directed by Mark Hooker (Artistic Director, Brazen Theatre) and co-directed by Janice Orlandi ('Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies' 5 Star Edinburg Fringe 2013 ) and produced by Joel Thingvall (Producers Association, and Managing Director, Brazen Theatre) beginning July 31st at Theatre In The Round at 245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Independent Shakespeare Co. Revels in Downton Abbey-Inspired TWELFTH NIGHT
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 8, 2014

Over the past ten years, Independent Shakespeare Co. has staked its claim on the city of Los Angeles with its "of the people, by the people, for the people" brand of Shakespeare. Built from the ground up by two regular people (Melissa Chalsma and David Melville) who love what they do, they have created a fiercely loyal following that can't get enough of their kind of real-people theatre. (more...)

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

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

THE MAGIC FLUTE, MACBETH, CATO IN UTICA and CANDIDE Set for the 2015 Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The Glimmerglass Festival has announced its 2015 Festival, which will celebrate the company's 40th anniversary. The 2015 Festival will feature Mozart's The Magic Flute, Verdi's Macbeth, Vivaldi's Cato in Utica and Bernstein's Candide. The productions will run in repertory in the Alice Busch Opera Theater on Otsego Lake in Cooperstown July 10 through August 23. These mainstage offerings will be complemented by lectures, concerts and other special events. (more...)

TP&co to Present New Adaptation of MACBETH at Players Theatre this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Tickets go on sale August 1 and The production runs September 5 through October 4, 2014 at The Players Theatre (115 Macdougal Street between West 3rd and Minetta Lane). (more...)

Clyde Wagner Named New Executive Producer of Luminato Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The Luminato Festival announced today that Clyde Wagner has been named Executive Producer for the Festival. Mr. Wagner will commence in the role at the beginning of August. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Tim Firth's Award-Winnging THIS IS MY FAMILY Ahead of Sheffield Run and National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

Following a critically acclaimed, award-winning run last year in the Studio, Daniel Evans' production of Tim Firth's musical This Is My Family returns to Sheffield Theatres from Thursday 9 - Saturday 18 October, ahead of a national tour to Royal & Derngate Northampton, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Liverpool Playhouse and The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MACBETH, Balfron Tower, July 4 2014
by Adrian Bradley - Jul 5, 2014

It's an unlikely venue for Shakespeare, a 24-storey 60s tower block in East London. But for the talented Rift Company's new production of Macbeth it creates perfect setting for innovative and intimate theatre. (more...)

Cast Announced for Noel Coward's THIS WAS A MAN at Finborough Theatre from July 15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Banned by the Lord Chamberlain for its facetious and irreverent treatment of adultery, This Was A Man, a previously unseen play by Noel Coward, directed by actress Belinda Lang, opens for its long overdue UK professional premiere in a strictly limited three week season at the Finborough Theatre on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 17 July 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

The Brick's Sixth Annual GAME PLAY Fest Begins July 10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The Brick Theater, Inc. presents the sixth annual GAME PLAY from July 10 through August 2 at The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, one block from the L train Lorimer stop / G train Metropolitan stop. (more...)

John Glover to Star in Bay Street Theater's THE TEMPEST Outdoor Readings, 8/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Bay Street Theater has announced the launch of The Bay Street Shakespeare Initiative with the presentation of two outdoor staged readings of THE TEMPEST, starring Tony Award winner John Glover as Prospero, on August 16 and 17. This initiative is an ongoing program, which offers exciting performances and educational opportunities focusing on the work of William Shakespeare at Bay Street Theater. (more...)

CABARET FOR A CAUSE to Feature Emma Howard, Emerson Steele, Sam Poon, and More, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Tiffany Schleigh presents CABARET FOR A CAUSE, a one-night-only event to benefit kef productions and their education program, Story Shifters, on August 11th, 2014. Doors open at 6 PM, show begins at 7 PM. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group Presents the World Premiere of CEDARS at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, 7/23-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents James Naughton in the world premiere of Cedars at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge. Opening Night is July 26 at 8pm. Preview performances begin on July 23 at 8pm and the production closes August 9 at 8pm. (more...)

The Handlebards Announce London Dates in Clerkenwell, Temple, Streatham and More thru Aug 30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

London dates announced! The epic theatrical bicycle tour continues - the Handlebards began their ride on 29 May in Surrey and tonight will perform at Skipton Castle. Highlights of the tour so far include a 7-hour ride over the Pennines, arriving in time to perform the show. (more...)

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Previews July 9 at First Folio Theatre's Outdoor Main Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83), presents Shakespeare's classic comedy THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR on its outdoor main stage situated on the scenic slopes of the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate. THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR previews July 9, opens Saturday, July 12 at 8:15 p.m., and runs through August 10, 2014. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy First Folio Theatre's annual "Shakespeare under the Stars" production, directed by Jeff Award nominee Nick Sandys. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company Announces 2014-2015 Theatre Season in the Lackland Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Classics and family favorites are mixed in with musical memoirs and two world premieres during the 2014-2015 theatre season at The Centenary Stage Company (CSC). This year will feature eight diverse theatre events with a touch of fantasy, magic, and drama in the Lackland Center providing something for everybody. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from First Folio Theatre's THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2014

First Folio Theatre presents Shakespeare's classic comedy THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR on its outdoor main stage situated on the scenic slopes of the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate. THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR opens Saturday, July 12 at 8:15 p.m., and runs through August 10, 2014. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy First Folio Theatre's annual 'Shakespeare under the Stars' production, directed by Jeff Award nominee Nick Sandys. (more...)

Hartford Stage Announces Cast and Performance Schedule for BREAKDANCING SHAKESPEARE: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Hartford Stage Young Company, in conjunction with the Greater Hartford Arts Council's Neighborhood Studios, is pleased to announce the cast and performance dates for Breakdancing Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost. (more...)

Jenna Russell, Jonathan Slinger & Marc Elliott to Reprise Roles in West End Transfer of URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Olivier Award winning Jenna Russell, star of the RSC, Jonathan Slinger, and EastEnders' Marc Elliott, reprise their acclaimed roles, Penelope Pennywise, Officer Lockstock and Mr. McQueen respectively, in the West End transfer of Jamie Lloyd's ground breaking, splash hit production of Urinetown The Musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LEND ME A TENOR, Opening the 2014 Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The wildly hilarious Tony-Award winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor opens tonight, July 11 at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Running in repertory with Shakespeare's Macbeth, the production continues through August 3 in the PSF Main Stage theatre on the campus of DeSales University. Get a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cal Shakes to Present THE GREAT TRAGEDIES: MIKE DAISEY TAKES ON SHAKESPEARE, 10/2-12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater announced today that it will present the world premiere of The Great Tragedies: Mike Daisey Takes on Shakespeare, October 2 through October 12 at the Bruns Amphitheater. (more...)

RIFFNOTES Set for NYMF, 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Prospect Theater Company will present RIFFNOTES: The Musical as part of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Performances will be held on Friday, July 25 at 1pm and Saturday, July 26 at 11am at The PTC Performance Space (555 W. 42nd Street). The announcement was made today by Cara Reichel and Melissa Huber, Producing Artistic Director and Managing Director of Prospect Theater Company. (more...)

Elizabeth Ashley & Byron Jennings Join Starry Broadway Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You announce that Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley (Take Her, She's Mine, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Gore Vidal's The Best Man) joins the production in the role of The Grand Duchess Olga and Byron Jennings (The Merchant of Venice, Inherit the Wind) joins in the role of Mr. Kirby. (more...)

Review Roundup: RICHARD III at Trafalgar Transformed
by Review Roundups - Jul 10, 2014

Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) plays Queen Elizabeth, alongside the previously announced Martin Freeman (Clybourne Park, The Hobbit, Sherlock, Fargo) as Richard III in Jamie Lloyd's first production of his second season at Trafalgar Transformed, Richard III, which had a press night on 8 July. The production runs through 27 September. (more...)

McKittrick Hotel to Host Children's Potions & Planting Tea Party at Gallow Green, 8/2 & 9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Gallow Green at The McKittrick Hotel (542 West 27th Street), home of Sleep No More, will host a Children's Potions & Planting Tea Party on two Saturdays in August (8/2 and 8/9) at 10:00 a.m. atop The McKittrick located in Chelsea near The High Line. (more...)

A DANCE OF DEATH to Play Finborough Theatre, Begin. 5 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre from Cerberus Theatre, the UK premiere and the English world premiere of controversial German playwright Rolf Hochhuth's Sommer 14 - A Dance of Death in a brand new translation opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 5 August 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 7 August at 7.30pm). (more...)

Photo Flash: Chester Theatre Company Presents MADAGASCAR, Now Through 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Chester Theatre Company will open its 25th Anniversary Season with J.T. Rogers' haunting mystery MADAGASCAR. The production, which runs from June 25th through July 6th at the Chester Town Hall in Chester, MA, will feature CTC favorites Debra Jo Rupp (A Body of Water) and Kim Stauffer (Crime and Punishment). (more...)

URINETOWN Transfers To Apollo Theatre From Sept 29, 2014!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Director Jamie Lloyd's critically acclaimed, sell-out production of Urinetown The Musical, will transfer to the Apollo Theatre, running from 29 September 2014. (more...)

NJ Rep Presents LUCKY ME by Robert Caisley, 7/31-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to present the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Lucky Me by Robert Caisley, directed by SuzAnne Barabas and starring Dan Grimaldi, Wendy Peace, Michael Irvin Pollard and Mark Light-Orr. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

This July and August 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

NT Live to Air International Broadcasts of JOHN and TREASURE ISLAND This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Celebrating its 5th year bringing live theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE is proud to present two upcoming titles, broadcast to cinemas internationally. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre Presents Troubadour Theater Company's ABBAMEMNON for One Weekend Only, 8/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS is delighted to bring back the always hilarious TROUBADOUR THEATER COMPANY with their newest smash-hit, critically-acclaimed show, ABBAMEMNON, directed by Matt Walker! ABBAMEMNON will perform one weekend only - Friday, August 1 through Sunday, August 3 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

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