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STC & Malthouse Theatre to Present LOVE AND INFORMATIONSTC & Malthouse Theatre to Present LOVE AND INFORMATION
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

In Caryl Churchill's Love and Information, eight actors portray a dazzling kaleidoscope of more than 100 characters in a series of tantalising snapshots of contemporary life. For Sydney Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre's co-production, Kip Williams directs Marco Chiappi, Harry Greenwood, Glenn Hazeldine, Anita Hegh, Zahra Newman, Anthony Taufa, Alison Whyte and Ursula Yovich, with performances at Wharf 1 from 9 July 2015 (opening night 11 July). (more...)

Full Cast Set for Lucy Prebble's THE EFFECT at Sheffield TheatresFull Cast Set for Lucy Prebble's THE EFFECT at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

With Tamara Harvey's production ofPride &Prejudiceto open shortly in the Crucible, Artistic DirectorDaniel Evanstoday announces the cast for his production ofLucy Prebble'sThe Effect-Stuart Bunce(Toby),Priyanga Burford(Dr James),Ophelia Lovibond(Connie),Henry Pettigrew(Tristan). The production opens on 30 June, with previews from 25 June, and runs until 18 July. (more...)

A MARVIN HAMLISCH SONGBOOK Begins 6/4 at Theo UbiqueA MARVIN HAMLISCH SONGBOOK Begins 6/4 at Theo Ubique
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Theo's summer cabaret will feature favorites and lesser-known gems by the Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Tony winning composer Theo Ubique's summer cabaret of 2015 will turn to the songs of one of the best-loved composers of the 20th Century's later decades when it showcases the songs of Marvin Hamlisch from June 4 - July 12, 2015 at the No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave. in Rogers Park. Music Director Aaron Benham (recently honored with three Jeff nominations for the 2014-15 season, including one for last summer's A Musical Tribute to the Andrews Sisters by Theo) is providing new arrangements for a program representing the full body of Hamlisch's work. Benham and a cast of six will perform numbers ranging from standards like 'The Way We Were' and 'Nobody Does It Better' through selections from his Broadway musicals (A Chorus Line, They're Playing Our Song, Sweet Smell of Success, The Goodbye Girl and Smile) and film scores (The Sting, Sophie's Choice). Courtney Crouse (of Theo Ubique's Chess) is the stage director and Chris Logan (of Theo's A Cole Porter Songbook and Bailiwick Chicago's Murder Ballad) is the choreographer. The press opening will be Saturday, June 6 at 8 p.m., following previews Thursday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m., and Friday, June 5 at 8 p.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/7/15- MACBETHSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/7/15- MACBETH
by Stage Tube - May 7, 2015

Today in 1982, Macbeth opened at the Circle in the Square Theatre, where it ran for 21 performances. Written by William Shakespeare, Macbeth is about a regicide and its aftermath. It is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy and is believed to have been written sometime between 1603 and 1607. The earliest account of a performance of what was probably Shakespeare's play is April 1611, when Simon Forman recorded seeing such a play at the Globe Theatre. (more...)

Cast Announced for BODY & BLOOD at The Gift Theatre, 6/11-8/9Cast Announced for BODY & BLOOD at The Gift Theatre, 6/11-8/9
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Gift Theatre artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton announces the cast for the World Premiere of Body & Blood, the smart, exhilarating new play by Gift Co-Founder and playwright William Nedved, directed by Marti Lyons, who recently directed Thornton in Lookingglass' Title and Deed. Body & Blood features The Gift ensemble members Lynda Newton (The Royal Society of Antarctica) and Gabriel Franken (Thinner Than Water) with guest artists Cyd Blakewell (Griffin Theatre Company's Balm in Gilead), Stephen Spencer (Remy Bumppo's Our Class) and Nicholas Harazin (Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Macbeth). Body & Blood runs June 11 - August 9 at The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Press opening is Monday, June 15 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at E.D.G.E Theatre's STAR WARS-Shakespeare Mash Up MACSITHPhoto Flash: First Look at E.D.G.E Theatre's STAR WARS-Shakespeare Mash Up MACSITH
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

E.D.G.E. Theatre presents thereturn ofMacSith, now throughMay 24 at Pendulum Theater Space, 1803 W. Byron Ave. Based onWilliam Shakespeare'sMacbethand set it the Star Wars universe,MacSithis adapted byOrion CoulingandJared McDarisand directed by Couling. Opening night is tomorrow, May 8 at 8 p.m.BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Riverside Opera Company to Present FROM OPERA TO SINATRA, 5/16Riverside Opera Company to Present FROM OPERA TO SINATRA, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Riverside Opera Company performs 'From Opera to Sinatra' a PoPera Concert that features winners from live auditions judged by former metropolitan opera singers. The program was compiled from songs the performers sang best. under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia on Saturday, May 16, 8 p.m. at The Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, New York (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Easy Street! Kristin Chenoweth & Alan Cumming Re-Team To Host The 2015 Tony AwardsFLASH FRIDAY: Easy Street! Kristin Chenoweth & Alan Cumming Re-Team To Host The 2015 Tony Awards
by Pat Cerasaro - May 22, 2015

Today we are saluting the two Tony-winning hosts of this year's Tony Awards, Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming! (more...)

The Glimmerglass Festival Receives Five Grants for 2015 Season and Special InitiativesThe Glimmerglass Festival Receives Five Grants for 2015 Season and Special Initiatives
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festivalhas announced it is the recent recipient of five grants for special purposes. The company celebrates its 40thanniversary this year, and these awards will help the company continue its commitment to new productions of American and rare works, expand its community engagement endeavors and assist in making capital improvements to portions of the theater. (more...)

Glimmerglass Festival Receives Funding for 2015 Season, New InitiativesGlimmerglass Festival Receives Funding for 2015 Season, New Initiatives
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival has announced it is the recent recipient of five grants for special purposes. The company celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and these awards will help the company continue its commitment to new productions of American and rare works, expand its community engagement endeavors and assist in making capital improvements to portions of the theater. (more...)

MISS WILSON'S WATERLO Set for Finborough TheatreMISS WILSON'S WATERLO Set for Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Miss Wilson's Waterloo, a new play by Ellis Jones and Martin Wimbush, receives two afternoon staged readings at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday, 10 and Thursday, 11 June 2015 (performances at 3.00pm) to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award WinnersRhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced the 17 writers and 8 new musicals selected for the fifth summer of weeklong retreats. For eight consecutive weeks beginning July 5th, each writing team will have a residency in Rhinebeck, New York.Writers are provided a private home, transportation, food, and a $400 stipend. This year's writers include Obie winner Kirsten Childs, Tony nominee Elizabeth Davis, and 2015 Jonathan Larson award-winners Charlie Sohne, Tim Rosser, and Sam Willmott, who also just won the Kleban Prize. (more...)

TEMPLE, with Simon Russell Beale, Begins at Donmar Warehouse TonightTEMPLE, with Simon Russell Beale, Begins at Donmar Warehouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Howard Davies will direct Steve Waters' new play TEMPLE, a fictionalised account of the events that took place during the 2011 Occupy demonstration outside St Paul's Cathedral. Simon Russell Beale will return to the Donmar stage to play the Dean having previously starred in The Philanthropist, Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya (for which he won the 2003 Olivier Award for Best Actor). The show starts tonight,May 21, with an official opening slated forMay 27. TEMPLE runsthrough July 25, 2015. (more...)

American Theater Company Artistic Director PJ Paparelli Dies at 40American Theater Company Artistic Director PJ Paparelli Dies at 40
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The Chicago Tribune writes that PJ Paparelli, artistic director of Chicago's American Theater Company for seven years, died today, May 21, 2015 following a car accident while on vacation in Scotland earlier this week. He was 40. (more...)

Sahr Ngaujah Out of Signature's PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK Due to Injury; Kevin Mambo Steps InSahr Ngaujah Out of Signature's PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK Due to Injury; Kevin Mambo Steps In
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced that due to an injury sustained by actor Sahr Ngaujah in a recent automobile-related incident, the role of Jonathan in Athol Fugard's The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek will be played by Kevin Mambo until Mr. Ngaujah is able to return to the production. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater to Stage Midwest Premiere of THE WHO & THE WHAT, 6/12-7/12Victory Gardens Theater to Stage Midwest Premiere of THE WHO & THE WHAT, 6/12-7/12
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater presents the final show of its 40th anniversary season, the Midwest Premiere of The Who & the What by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Ron OJ Parson. The Who & the What runs June 12 - July 12, 2015 with the press performance on Friday, June 19, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance presents a magical, family-friendly, Louisiana bayou-inspired production of A Midsummer Night's Dream on the U of M's Mainstage from June 4-21. (more...)

Alan Cumming to Headline The Cabaret's 2015 Season, Featuring Norm Lewis, Laura Osnes and More in IndianapolisAlan Cumming to Headline The Cabaret's 2015 Season, Featuring Norm Lewis, Laura Osnes and More in Indianapolis
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Alan Cumming headlines The Cabaret's 2015 Summer/Fall Seasonwith his one-man showAlan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs. The Scottish actor-singer unveils a naughty and comical evening of song on September 12thand 13th. (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of IMAGE OF AN UNKNOWN YOUNG WOMAN at Gate TheatreFull Cast Set for World Premiere of IMAGE OF AN UNKNOWN YOUNG WOMAN at Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre,Christopher Haydon, today announces the cast for his production of the world premiere ofElinor Cook'sImage of an Unknown Young Woman-Oliver Birch(Chorus),Susan Brown(Candace),Wendy Kweh(Nia),Emilie Patry(Chorus),Isaac Ssenbandeke(Chorus),Anjana Vasan(Leyla),Eileen Walsh(Yasmin) andAshley Zhangazha(Ali). The production opens on 8 June, with previews from 4 June, and runs until 27 June. (more...)

Kevin Cristaldi and More Round Out Cast of Masterworks Theater Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMKevin Cristaldi and More Round Out Cast of Masterworks Theater Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

?Masterworks Theater Company is proud to announce the complete cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream joining the previously announced cast of Nick Cearley (The Skivvies) as Puck, Becca Ballenger (Steel Magnolias) as Helena, Em Grosland (The Erlkings) as Flute, Sheria Irving (Broadway's Romeo And Juliet) as Hermia, Jenny Strassburg (Echoes of War) as Titania are Kevin Cristaldi (Next Fall), Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte (Fifth Planet From The Sun, Awake And Sing), Jan Leslie Harding (TV: 'The Boys That Brunch,' Broadway: The Green Bird), Emilio Paul Tirado (Web Series 'Black Arrow Fly!'), Jack Herholdt (National Tours: Peter Pan and A Christmas Carol), Lou Liberatore (Broadway: As Is, Burn This), Reynaldo Piniella (Honky), and Warren Jackson (National Tour: Macbeth). (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Honor Jack O'Brien, Martha Plimpton & Off-Broadway AngelsRed Bull Theater to Honor Jack O'Brien, Martha Plimpton & Off-Broadway Angels
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Jesse Berger, Artistic Director, Jim Bredeson Managing Director, and the Board of Trustees of Red Bull Theater are pleased to announce the Seventh Annual RUNNING OF THE RED BULLS BENEFIT on Monday June 15th, at 6pm, celebrating their 12th Season and honoring Jack O'Brien, Martha Plimpton and the Off-Broadway Angels with the 2015 Matador Awards For Excellence In Classical Theater (more...)

FOR THE LAST TIME Begins Tonight at Theater RowFOR THE LAST TIME Begins Tonight at Theater Row
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Beginning performances tonight, FOR THE LAST TIME is a new jazz musical with music and lyrics by celebrated composer Nancy Harrow (This Side of Paradise), book by Will Pomerantz and Nancy Harrow, directed by Will Pomerantz (The Blue Flower), arrangements/ orchestrations by Dennis Mackrel (Conductor of the Count Basie Band), with music direction by Cody Owen Stine (Murder Ballad). It is getting its world premiere at Theater Row's Clurman Theatre and will celebrate its opening on May 28 and running through June 20, 2015. Tickets are $39-79 and can be purchased by visiting www.Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. (more...)

SNOOPY! THE MUSICAL Set for Limelight TheatreSNOOPY! THE MUSICAL Set for Limelight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

ONE of the world's most famous dogs is about to embark on a major stage musical at Limelight Theatre this June. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks 2015 Lineup AnnouncedChicago Shakespeare in the Parks 2015 Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST), the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and Boeing partner to present the annual citywide summer tradition, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks. This summer, 24 performances of Shakespeare's Greatest Hits travel to 17 neighborhood parks across Chicago, FREE FOR ALL, July 19-August 16, 2015. Shakespeare's memorable characters come to life in a unique and surprising mash-up of scenes from his most celebrated plays.From Hamilton Park and Garfield Park Conservatory to Washington Park and Gage Park, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks is the single largest professional urban tour of a Shakespearean production, activating communities and giving Chicagoans direct access to their City's cultural treasures. (more...)

H+H Reveals Scholarship WinnersH+H Reveals Scholarship Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Handel and Haydn Society's Karen S. and George D. Levy Education Program is proud to announce the winners of this year's scholarship awards. Each spring, H+H presents three prizes to local high school and college students. This year's winners are Irene Benites of Westborough, MA; Elizabeth George of Boston, MA; and Lisa Barone of Methuen, MA. This announcement comes as H+H celebrates its Bicentennial as the oldest continuous performing arts organization in the United States. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CAV/PAG, Those Verismo Twins, Still Tied at the Hip at the MetBWW Reviews: CAV/PAG, Those Verismo Twins, Still Tied at the Hip at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - May 15, 2015

It was 'out with the old, in with the new' for another of the Franco Zeffirelli productions that were once the Metropolitan Opera's bread and butter, designed for audiences to cheer for the scenery even when the cast might not have been top drawer. This time, the victims of changing times (and administrations) were the twin bill of Mascagni's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and Leoncavallo's PAGLIACCI. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/15/2015 - Drama League Awards, WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/15/2015 - Drama League Awards, WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 15, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: The Drama League Awards luncheon is today, BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM begins in London, and WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER opens off-Broadway on Sunday! (more...)

Martin Scorsese to Film Kenneth Branagh-Led MACBETH at WWII Airfield With Original Manchester CastMartin Scorsese to Film Kenneth Branagh-Led MACBETH at WWII Airfield With Original Manchester Cast
by Movies News Desk - May 14, 2015

Kenneth Branagh recently confirmed that plans for a collaboration with Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese on a new film version of Macbeth are moving forward. Now The Daily Mail writes that the director will film the project at an old World War II airfield atLeavesden, Hertfordshire, in order to capture the look and feel of the original stage production -- helmed by Branagh and Rob Ashford -- for Manchester two years ago. (more...)


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Allison Layman & Michael Dempsey to Star in TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING A POEM IN HONOR OF LIFE, 6/4-28Allison Layman & Michael Dempsey to Star in TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING A POEM IN HONOR OF LIFE, 6/4-28
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING A POEM IN HONOR OF LIFE, written by Dean Poynor, will receive its world premiere this summer in a stirring environmental production staged in the cafeteria of a New York City public school. The show will run for 15 performances starting on June 4th. Mikhael Tara Garver (Artistic Director of the Woodshed Collective) directs the production, which runs through June 28th. (more...)

Kate Fleetwood Leads HIGH SOCIETY, Beginning Tonight at the Old VicKate Fleetwood Leads HIGH SOCIETY, Beginning Tonight at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Cole Porter's classic feel-good musical HIGH SOCIETY comes to The Old Vic in a glittering new production staged in the round. Kate Fleetwood will star as socialite 'Tracy Lord' in the show, to be directed by Olivier-winning director and musical star Maria Friedman (Merrily We Roll Along). HIGH SOCIETY started previews April 30 with an official opening tonight, May 14, 2015. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees- Sydney LucasIn the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees- Sydney Lucas
by Walter McBride - May 14, 2015

Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Throughout the month, we will continue our Tonys coverage by bringing you exclusive photos by acclaimed photographerWalter McBride! Below, meet Sydney Lucas, Best Performance by an Actressin a FeaturedRole in a Musical nominee for Fun Home. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sardi's Unveils Caricature for 2015 Tony Nominee Helen Mirren!Photo Coverage: Sardi's Unveils Caricature for 2015 Tony Nominee Helen Mirren!
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2015

Just yesterday, Sardi's Restaurant unveiled a new caricature for 2015 Tony nominee and star of The Audience, Helen Mirren. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special celebration! (more...)

Signature Theatre Extends THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEKSignature Theatre Extends THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Signature Theatre has announceda second one week extension for the world premiere of The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, written and directed by Athol Fugard. The production, which opened on Monday, May 11 and already extended once through June 7, will now run through June 14 in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Tickets for the extension performances start at $35. To purchase tickets for all Signature productions, call Ticket Services at 212-244-7529 (Tues. - Sun., 11am - 6pm) or visit signaturetheatre.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEADPhoto Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Folger Theatre concludes its highly successful 2014/15 season with Tom Stoppard's fabulously inventive, existentialist tragicomedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Directed by four-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Aaron Posner (Stoppard's Arcadia, The Taming of the Shrew at Folger), this modern classic will play at Folger Theatre now through June 21, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with the Tony-Nominated Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with the Tony-Nominated Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 13, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured the Tony-nominated cast of Something Rotten! (Christian Borle, Brian d'Arcy James, andBrad Oscar) moderated by BroadwayWorld'sRichard Ridge. Watch below to find out how things are going at the St. JamesTheatre, how they feelabout bringing a totally new musical to New York, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/13/2015 - ON THE TOWN Returns, DEATH OF A SALESMAN in London and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/13/2015 - ON THE TOWN Returns, DEATH OF A SALESMAN in London and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 13, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: ON THE TOWN returns to the Lyric, TUCK EVERLASTING writer Nathan Tysen's new work starts in Kansas City, DEATH OF A SALESMAN opens in London and more! (more...)

Manchester International Festival Names New Artistic DirectorManchester International Festival Names New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Manchester International Festival today announces that its new CEO & Artistic Director is to be John McGrath, currently Artistic Director and Chief Executive of National Theatre Wales. (more...)

The Public's Mobile Shakespeare Production of MACBETH Begins This WeekendThe Public's Mobile Shakespeare Production of MACBETH Begins This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Public Theater will begin previews for the MOBILE SHAKESPEARE UNIT production of Macbeth on Sunday, May 17. Directed by Edward Torres, Macbeth follows a three-week tour, bringing free Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts. The production will run at The Public Theater through Sunday, June 7 with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 20. All tickets are $20. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mark Dendy Complicates Astor Place HistoryBWW Reviews: Mark Dendy Complicates Astor Place History
by Lauren Wingenroth - May 12, 2015

Books are the structure around which Mark Dendy's NEWYORKnewyork @ Astor Place is built. The cramped Joe's Pub stage is set with an abstracted skyline of books, soon to be destroyed by Mei Yamanaka as she embodies the forces of gentrification that Dendy not-so-subtly suggests are destroying our twice-named city. The piece itself is painstakingly researched, pulling together historical moments from 1848 to the present to tell the story of the Astor Place Library (where the Public Theater now sits), a story intertwined with the artists and activists it housed, displaced, informed, and inflamed. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Signature's THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEKPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Signature's THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK
by Jennifer Broski - May 12, 2015

Signature Theatrepresents the world premiere of The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, written and directed byAthol Fugard. The production began performances on April 21 and will now run through June 7in TheRomulus LinneyCourtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Peter Bowles Withdraws from STOP!...THE PLAYPeter Bowles Withdraws from STOP!...THE PLAY
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Producers have announced that actor Peter Bowles has left the cast of the world premiere production of Stop!... The Play. (more...)

Univision & Simon Cowell's SYCO Entertainment Announce Second Season of LA BANDAUnivision & Simon Cowell's SYCO Entertainment Announce Second Season of LA BANDA
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, today hosted its annual Upfront presentation to unveil its 2015-16 programming line-up and to highlight how targeting U.S. Hispanics through Univision's multiplatform portfolio is the way forward for marketers to fuel growth. (more...)

New Jon Keevy Play EVERY BEAUTIFUL THING to Debut at the Alexander Upstairs TheatreNew Jon Keevy Play EVERY BEAUTIFUL THING to Debut at the Alexander Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

EVERY BEAUTIFUL THING, a new play written by Jon Keevy, will make its bow at the Alexander Upstairs Theatre this week. Performed by Briony Horwitz and Jazzara Jaslyn, the play is directed by Tara Notcutt . (more...)

E.D.G.E. Theatre Extends MACSITHE.D.G.E. Theatre Extends MACSITH
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

E.D.G.E. Theatre hasannounced the extension of MacSith at Pendulum Theater Space, 1803 W. Byron Ave. Added weeks include May 28 - 31 and June 11 - 14. (more...)

Elm Shakespeare to Continue Play Reading Series with THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, 6/7Elm Shakespeare to Continue Play Reading Series with THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Elm Shakespeare Company continues its new play reading circle series with an open reading of The Taming of the Shrew Sunday, June 7 from 2-6pm, at Trinity Bar and Restaurant, 157 Orange St. (more...)

The McKittrick Hotel to Kick Off Spring with MAYFAIR: A SURREAL PARTY, 5/16The McKittrick Hotel to Kick Off Spring with MAYFAIR: A SURREAL PARTY, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The McKittrick Hotel, home of Sleep No More, will kick off spring with Mayfair: A Surreal Party on Saturday, May 16th, featuring more theatrical moments than ever before. The decadent party, which commences at 10:30 p.m. immediately following that evening's performance of Sleep No More, will feature specially-created theatrical and music performances throughout the many levels of The McKittrick Hotel, including Gallow Green, The Heath and The Manderley Bar, as well as full open bar, live music as well as guest DJs, and Sleep No More-inspired surprises. Ticket packages, including dinner at The McKittrick's fine dining restaurant The Heath, as well as party entry with Sleep No More options are on-sale now. For info and tickets, visit http://events.mckittrickhotel.com/mayfair2015/ (more...)

Signature Premieres Athol Fugard's THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK TonightSignature Premieres Athol Fugard's THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Signature Theatrepresents theworld premiere of The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, written and directed by Athol Fugard. The production began performances on April 21 and will now run through June 7 with the opening set for tonight,May 11, inThe Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Review Roundup: THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - May 11, 2015

Signature Theatrepresents the world premiere of The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, written and directed byAthol Fugard. The production opens tonight, May 11,in TheRomulus LinneyCourtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, and runsthrough June 7. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

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