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Gulfshore Playhouse to Close 2014-2015 Season with THE LIAR by David IvesGulfshore 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...)

ANYTHING GOES Coming to King's Theatre GlasgowANYTHING GOES Coming to King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

tage Entertainment, in association with Sheffield Theatres, are delighted to announce full casting for the Sheffield Theatres production of Cole Porter's classic musical comedy ANYTHING GOES at the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 April 2015. (more...)

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

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

Gamut Theatre Group to Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday Next MonthGamut Theatre Group to Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Gamut Theatre Group will host their annual celebration in honor of William Shakespeare's birthday on April 26, 2015 from 4-7 p.m. at Gamut Classic Theatre on the third floor of Strawberry Square. The event, sponsored by Lois Lehrman Grass and David and Katharine Newhouse, will feature delicious food and wine, as well as beer from the Appalachian Brewing Company. William Shakespeare, along with Queen Elizabeth will be present to mingle with guests. Entertainment will be provided by a trio from the Harrisburg Symphony, a performance from Gamut's Theatre School students, and a hilarious spoof on Macbeth by Gamut's core company actors. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse's EAST SIDE STORIES Begins 4/14Metropolitan Playhouse's EAST SIDE STORIES Begins 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

OBIE Award-winning theater company Metropolitan Playhouse will present the eleventh annual East Side Stories, a three-week celebration of the life and lore of the East Village featuring twelve new plays and solo performances chronicling such timely topics as real estate, rising development and the loss of old neighbors as well as historical events like the Astor Place and Tompkins Square Riots. (more...)

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

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

Orlando Shakes to Stage Special Easter Performance of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACHOrlando Shakes to Stage Special Easter Performance of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Orlando Shakes welcomes Central Florida families to a fun afternoon at the Theater this Easter Sunday at 2 p.m. (pre-show activities begin at 1 p.m.) at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, Margeson Theater, 812 E. Rollins Street, Orlando, FL 32803. (more...)

Hartford Stage Reveals Portion of 2015-16 MainStage SeasonHartford Stage Reveals Portion of 2015-16 MainStage Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak announced today Hartford Stage's 2015-16 season will open in September with the world premiere of An Opening in Time, a subtle and moving play about finding connections in a changing world, written by Connecticut native Christopher Shinn. (more...)

Keith David, Hill Harper & More to Star in Lemon Andersen's TOAST at The PublicKeith David, Hill Harper & More to Star in Lemon Andersen's TOAST at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the Public Lab production of TOAST, written by Lemon Andersen. Directed by Elise Thoron, TOAST begins previews on Tuesday, April 21 and runs through Sunday, May 10, with an official press opening on Tuesday, May 5. (more...)

Richard Prioleau, Olivia Washington and More to Lead Masterworks Theater's THE GLASS MENAGERIE This SpringRichard Prioleau, Olivia Washington and More to Lead Masterworks Theater's THE GLASS MENAGERIE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Masterworks Theater Company is proud to announce the cast for the first show of their season: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Christopher Scott, The Glass Menagerie will feature Saundra Santiago ("The Sopranos"), Richard Prioleau (HBO's "A Normal Heart") as Tom, Olivia Washington (Lee Daniels' The Butler), as Laura, and Doug Harris (The Found Dog Ribbon Dance) as Jim. The play will begin May 8 and Open on Thursday, May 14 running through May 30 at the 47th Street Theatre (304 West 47th Street). (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/26/2015 - THE VISIT Begins, NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR Opens and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/26/2015 - THE VISIT Begins, NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR Opens and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 26, 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: Broadway's THE VISIT and the Rockettes' SPRING SPECTACULAR start tonight! (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Conduct JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, Starring Marion Cotillard, 6/10-13Alan Gilbert to Conduct JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, Starring Marion Cotillard, 6/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The New York Philharmonic will present the U.S. Premiere of director Co?me de Bellescize's staging of Honegger's dramatic oratorio Joan of Arc at the Stake in season-finale performances conducted by Alan Gilbert and starring Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard as Joan of Arc. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Women's Project Theater's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOWPhoto Flash: First Look at Women's Project Theater's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Women's Project Theater present the world premiere of The Undeniable Sound of Right Now, written by Laura Eason (S e x with Strangers,'House of Cards') and directed by Kirsten Kelly (Slipping), currently in previews at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. Opening night is set for Thursday, April 2 at 7pm. The production is set to run through Saturday, May 2. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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

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

Orlando Shakes to Present ASL Shadow Interpreted Performance of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, 4/18Orlando Shakes to Present ASL Shadow Interpreted Performance of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents an ASL shadow interpreted performance of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach adapted by David Wood on Saturday, April 18, 2015. (more...)

World Premiere of BODY & BLOOD Set for Gift Theatre, 6/18-8/9World Premiere of BODY & BLOOD Set for Gift Theatre, 6/18-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Gift Theatre artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton announces the world premiere of smart, exhilarating new play Body & Blood by Gift Co-Founder and playwright, William Nedved and directed by Marti Lyons, who previously directed Bethany last season and recently directed Thornton in Lookingglass' Title and Deed. Body & Blood features Gift ensemble members Lynda Newton (The Royal Society of Antarctica) and Gabe 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). (more...)

Philadelphia Artists' Collective to Present THE FAIR MAID OF HTE WEST, 4/1-18Philadelphia Artists' Collective to Present THE FAIR MAID OF HTE WEST, 4/1-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Guts and glory storm the stage in full leather boots as The Philadelphia Artists' Collective (PAC) embarks on a sweeping adventure tale with Thomas Heywood's The Fair Maid of the West at Broad Street Ministries (315 S. Broad Street). This long-submerged theatrical treasure rides the waves with dashing heroes, treacherous villains, plucky heroines and love on the high seas. Charlotte Northeast directs a well-known cast lead by Barrymore Award winner Rachel Camp as Bess, the Fair Maid of the West who will stop at nothing to be with Adam Altman's Spencer. There's love, danger and enough buffoonery to warm any heart. (more...)

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

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

Inis Nua Theatre Company to Present Enda Walsh's PENELOPE, Opening 4/10Inis Nua Theatre Company to Present Enda Walsh's PENELOPE, Opening 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Spring will be sprung (loose) when Inis Nua Theatre Company presents Penelope by Enda Walsh at the Prince Music Theater (1412 Chestnut Street). This dark comedy takes us into the world of Homer's The Odyssey by the back door, or maybe it's a trap door, as we fall into a part of the story that's never been told before. Penelope awaits the return of her husband, Odysseus, from the Trojan war. Four suitors are locked in a do-or-die competition to win her love at a barbecue unlike any you have ever seen. Will the great warrior return and slay his rivals, or will one of these self-proclaimed poets convince her to turn to a new love? (more...)

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

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

New American Theatre to Premiere 63 TRILLION at Odyssey Theatre, 4/25New American Theatre to Premiere 63 TRILLION at Odyssey Theatre, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Award winning Broadway director Steve Zuckerman and noted playwright, screen and television writer John Bunzel are tapped by The New American Theatre Artistic Director Jack Stehlin to offer Los Angeles a 'first look' at the new comedy 63 TRILLION, opening at the Odyssey Theatre on April 25, 2015. (more...)

Review Roundup: Immersive CARRIE THE MUSICAL Opens at La Mirada TheatreReview Roundup: Immersive CARRIE THE MUSICAL Opens at La Mirada Theatre
by Review Roundups - Mar 25, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts presents the Los Angeles premiere of the all-new, reimagined, environmental and completely immersive theater production of the legendary musical CARRIE THE MUSICAL. Opening night was March 18. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Cast and Video Released for West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Jonathan Slinger, Kraig Thornber, Lara Denning & MoreSTAGE TUBE: New Cast and Video Released for West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Jonathan Slinger, Kraig Thornber, Lara Denning & More
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2015

As the hit West End show Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, approaches its second anniversary, producers today announced the cast that will take it into its third year. Alongside Jonathan Slinger as Willy Wonka will be Kraig Thornber (Grandpa George), Lara Denning (Mrs Bucket) and Mark Oxtoby (Jerry), among other new names. Originating company members Ross Dawes and Derek Hagen will take over the roles of Mr Salt and Mr Bucket respectively. (more...)

Verdi's DON CARLO to Return to the Met Opera, 3/30Verdi'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...)

Kenneth Branagh Talks Plans for Scorsese MACBETH Film' 'I'm Very Hopeful It's Going to Happen'Kenneth Branagh Talks Plans for Scorsese MACBETH Film' 'I'm Very Hopeful It's Going to Happen'
by Movies News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Kenneth Branagh confirms that plans for a collaboration with Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese for a new film version of Macbeth are 'practically there', and reveals that a revival of the production is also a possibility. (more...)

Sahr Ngaujah, Caleb McLaughlin & More to Star in Signature's THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEKSahr Ngaujah, Caleb McLaughlin & More to Star in Signature's THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, written and directed by Athol Fugard. The production runs April 21 to May 31 with a May 11 opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. To purchase tickets for all Signature productions, call Ticket Services at 212-244-7529 (Tues. - Sun., 11am - 6pm) or visit signaturetheatre.org. (more...)

Coronado Playhouse to Premiere New Anthony Logan Cole Cabaret ShowCoronado Playhouse to Premiere New Anthony Logan Cole Cabaret Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

New York theatre and cabaret artist Anthony Logan Cole (Les Miserables, Jekyll and Hyde, Beauty and the Beast) will debut his new cabaret concert You've Hungered For This All Your Life at the Coronado Playhouse in San Diego on April 14th. Cole, who is currently playing Javert in Les Miserables at the AVO Playhouse, will reunite with Tim and Megan Larsen who have previously appeared with him in concert at The Duplex and 54 Below in New York City. The show will be Musical Directed by Stephen Hunter Taylor. You've Hungered For This All Your Life features songs from Cole's dynamic repertoire and personal stories about life on the road, dirty lyric changes, and more in this unique cabaret. (more...)

KC Rep to Stage World Premiere of STICKY TRAPS, 4/24-5/24KC Rep to Stage World Premiere of STICKY TRAPS, 4/24-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 50th anniversary season with Sticky Traps, a powerful new play by KC Rep's Playwright in Residence, Nathan Louis Jackson, Directed by Resident Director, Kyle Hatley. Sticky Traps focuses on a small town not far from Kansas City, where a mother protects her gay son's honor when his funeral is protested by a local church. Her actions have unintended consequences that will test her whole family - and the power of their love -- in the face of hate. The production begins Friday, April 24th and runs through Sunday, May 24th at Copaken Stage in downtown Kansas City. (more...)

Wildspark Theatre & the Cockpit Set Cast of THE BOMBING OF THE GRAND HOTELWildspark Theatre & the Cockpit Set Cast of THE BOMBING OF THE GRAND HOTEL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Wildspark Theatre & the Cockpit have announced their cast for forthcoming original production, The Bombing of the Grand Hotel. (more...)

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

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

Nuffield and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse to Present THE HUDSUCKER PROXYNuffield and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse to Present THE HUDSUCKER PROXY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

This May, Southampton's Nuffield and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse will produce The Hudsucker Proxy, in association with internationally acclaimed company Complicite. (more...)

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

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

The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2015 National Council WinnersThe Metropolitan Opera Announces 2015 National Council Winners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2015

After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, five young singers have been named the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. (more...)

Dallas Opera to Close Season with IOLANTA, 4/10Dallas Opera to Close Season with IOLANTA, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

DALLAS, TX, MARCH 19, 2015 – The Dallas Opera 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season closes with a charming and poignant—but rarely performed work—by Russia's greatest composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's 1892 “gem,” IOLANTA (Y?-LAWN-tah), a fairy tale romance with deeply serious undertones set in Medieval France. (more...)

West Coast Premiere of THE WAY WEST to Begin 4/16 at Marin TheatreWest Coast Premiere of THE WAY WEST to Begin 4/16 at Marin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Marin Theatre Company continues its 48th Season with the West Coast premiere of Mona Manour's The Way West, winner of the company's 2013 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize. (more...)

Stephen Wight, GLEE Star Dianna Agron Set for World Premiere of McQUEEN at St. James, May 12Stephen Wight, GLEE Star Dianna Agron Set for World Premiere of McQUEEN at St. James, May 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Award-winning actor Stephen Wight takes on the title role of Lee McQueen and Dianna Agron will play Dahlia in the world premiere of James Phillips's play McQUEEN directed by John Caird, which will run at St. James Theatre from 12 May, with press nights on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 May. The play will also star Tracy-Ann Oberman as Isabella Blow, Laura Rees as Arabella, and David Shaw-Parker as John Hitchcock, along with Sophie Apollonia, Amber Doyle, George Hill, Eloise Hymas, Jordan Kennedy, Rachel Louisa Maybank and Carrie Willis. (more...)

Women's Project Theater's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins TonightWomen's Project Theater's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Women's Project Theater present the world premiere of The Undeniable Sound of Right Now, written by Laura Eason (S e x with Strangers,'House of Cards') and directed by Kirsten Kelly (Slipping), beginning tonight, March 19 at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. Opening night is set for Thursday, April 2 at 7pm. The production is set to run through Saturday, May 2. (more...)

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

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

They've Got Magic to Do! Penn & Teller Will Return to Broadway This Summer at the Marquis TheatreThey've Got Magic to Do! Penn & Teller Will Return to Broadway This Summer at the Marquis Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Thirty years after their New York premiere and 40 years after they first started as a team, PENN & TELLER will return this summer for a strictly limited six-week engagement at the Marquis Theatre (46th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue) from July 7 - August 16. Opening night will be announced. Tickets will go on sale on April 16th. (more...)

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

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

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Opens Next MonthCincinnati Shakespeare Company's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season with the much anticipated return of the audience favorite, "The Taming of the Shrew' by William Shakespeare. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Luke Kernaghan Talks DUNSINANE and the Continuation of MACBETHBWW Interviews: Luke Kernaghan Talks DUNSINANE and the Continuation of MACBETH
by Ellen Dostal - Mar 18, 2015

What if Shakespeare's Macbeth wasn't the end of the story? It's intriguing, isn't it; to consider a world in which Lady Macbeth might have survived, for she would most certainly not have gone quietly into the night. Playwright David Greig thought so too and, beginning March 27th, LA Shakespeare lovers will have a chance to see his modern day sequel to The Scottish Play when the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company bring DUNSINANE to The Wallis in Beverly Hills. (more...)

Photo Flash: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of PLACEBOPhoto Flash: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of PLACEBO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Playwrights Horizons presents the world premiere of PLACEBO, a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (This at PH, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, [sic], the FX series 'The Americans,' 'House of Cards' on Netflix). Directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (This at PH, The Fortress of Solitude, Bad Jews, 4000 Miles, [sic]), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Hard Sparks' R & J & Z to Bring Blood, Guts and Zombies to the New Ohio Theatre, 4/1-18Hard Sparks' R & J & Z to Bring Blood, Guts and Zombies to the New Ohio Theatre, 4/1-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

The New Ohio Theatre + Hard Sparks present: R & J & Z, written by Melody Bates and directed by Joan Jubett, running April 1 - 18 at the New Ohio Theatre. (more...)

Zeljko Lucic Withdraws from the Met's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and AIDA Due to IllnessZeljko Lucic Withdraws from the Met's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and AIDA Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Željko Lucic has withdrawn from his spring Met engagements due to illness. In his place, George Gagnidze will sing Alfio in the new production of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana. Gagnidze, who will also sing Tonio in Pagliacci as originally scheduled, will join Marcelo Álvarez in performing in both halves of the evening's double bill; Álvarez sings both Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. (more...)

COC to Stage BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE & ERWARTUNG Double-BillCOC to Stage BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE & ERWARTUNG Double-Bill
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

The Canadian Opera Company's iconic double-bill of Béla Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle and Arnold Schoenberg's Erwartung returns to the company's mainstage to close its 2014/2015 season. COC Music Director Johannes Debus conducts both operas for the first time, leading the COC Orchestra through these visceral and haunting scores, all brought to life in a mind-bending and gravity-defying production by world-renowned Canadian artistic visionary Robert Lepage. Bluebeard's Castle is sung in Hungarian and Erwartung is sung in German, both with English SURTITLESTM, and runs for only seven performances on May 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 23, 2015 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company to Present BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, 5/6Canadian Opera Company to Present BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company's iconic double-bill of Béla Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle and Arnold Schoenberg's Erwartungreturns to the company's mainstage to close its 2014/2015 season. COC Music Director Johannes Debus conducts both operas for the first time, leading the COC Orchestra through these visceral and haunting scores, all brought to life in a mind-bending and gravity-defying production by world-renowned Canadian artistic visionary Robert Lepage. Bluebeard's Castleis sung in Hungarian and Erwartung is sung in German, both with English SURTITLESTM, and runs for only seven performances on May 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 23, 2015 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Review Roundup: PLACEBO Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: PLACEBO Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Mar 16, 2015

Playwrights Horizons presents the world premiere of PLACEBO, a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (This at PH, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, [sic], the FX series 'The Americans,' 'House of Cards' on Netflix). Directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (This at PH, The Fortress of Solitude, Bad Jews, 4000 Miles, [sic]), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. Opening Night set for tonight, March 16 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

ALL THE WAY, LIVING ON LOVE, JOSEPHINE Premiere and More Set for Asolo Rep's 2015-16 SeasonALL THE WAY, LIVING ON LOVE, JOSEPHINE Premiere and More Set for Asolo Rep's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Today, March 16, 2015, Asolo Repertory Theatre and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training announced their highly anticipated 2015-16 seasons with a special presentation in the Mertz Theatre. (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Opens Tonight at Paper Mill, Starring Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee, and MoreTHE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Opens Tonight at Paper Mill, Starring Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame (which first played to rave reviews in La Jolla). Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame has a book by Peter Parnell, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Chase Brock. (more...)

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