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CITY STORIES Announces Year-Long Residency at St. James STudio
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

City Stories has announce a year-long residency at St. James Studio. As well as the two upcoming dates, 01 and 02 May, there will be bi-monthly performances from September 2014, with a new, fluid company of different actors taking different roles over the course of the project. (more...)

Joyce DiDonato to Star in Her First Met Performances of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, Beg. 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Mezzo-soprano star Joyce DiDonato will sing her first Met performances of one of her signature roles, the winsome heroine of Rossini's adaptation of the Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, beginning April 21. (more...)

DIAGHILESQUE, FORBIDDEN FRUITS and More Set for The Wild Project, April-May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

The Wild Project has announced their lineup of events for the months of April and May. Check out the full schedule below and see what they have to offer! (more...)

Alumnae Theatre Closes 2013-14 Season with RABBIT HOLE, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Alumnae Theatre Company is proud to present our season finale Mainstage show of the 2013-2014 season: Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire. The current production is directed by Paul Hardy, who also directed Alumnae's critically acclaimed production of Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance in the 2012-2013 season. (more...)

Tony Awards to Launch Pop-Up Merchandise Shop at the Paramount Hotel on 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Tony Awards will unveil the first ever Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop at the Paramount Hotel on Friday, April 25th. The Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop, located at the Paramount Hotel in the heart of Times Square will feature exclusive merchandise and experiences for Broadway fans from around the world. (more...)

Berkeley Repertory Theatre to Present Tony Kushner's 'THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE', Begin. 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre welcomes back Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner for the West Coast premiere of his latest play, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, an epic tale of love, family, sex, money, and politics. Kushner reunites with one of his favorite collaborators, Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone, to bring this sweeping drama to the Roda Theatre. With his trademark mix of soaring intellect and searing emotion, the legendary writer unfurls a poignant story about an Italian family in Brooklyn. When retired longshoreman Gus Marcantonio decides to die, his kids come home with a raucous parade of lovers and spouses to find that even the house keeps secrets. A portrait of a dysfunctional family filled with weighty dialogue, humor, and passion, Kushner's four-act play previews Friday, May 16, opens on Wednesday, May 21, and runs through Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

Shakespeare: One in eight Americans (79%) recognize 'To be or not to be'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ 450 years since the birth of William Shakespeare, more than half (53%) of Americans surveyed in the latest YouGov Omnibus survey think that Shakespeare is one of the greatest playwrights of all time.  Shakespeare's prodigious ability to pen memorable words and phrases is the reason 72% thinks him one of the greats. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - CASA VALENTINA Opens, Drama League Noms, Shakespeare's Birthday and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 23, 2014

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: the 2014 Drama League nominations will be announced, CASA VALENTINA opens on Broadway tonight, and it's Shakespeare's 450th birthday! (more...)

Ian Bartholomew, Anna Carteret Among Cast of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE World Premiere Production
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. The announcement coincides with the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. (more...)

Carteret And More Announced For SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, Opening July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. The announcement coincides with the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. (more...)

Verizon Wireless Enhances 4G LTE Coverage in Suffield, Connecticut
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

WHO: Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE and 3G networks (more...)

BD Wong to Talk THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO and More at A.C.T., 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

In advance of American Conservatory Theater's (A.C.T.) upcoming U.S. premiere of James Fenton's acclaimed adaptation of The Orphan of Zhao, a classic Chinese legend that has its roots in the fourth century BCE, A.C.T. and the Commonwealth Club of California are proud to present BD Wong and A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff in Conversation for one-night-only - Monday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary St., San Francisco). (more...)

Writers Theatre to Premiere DAYS LIKE TODAY, 5/6-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Malcolm Gets Replaces Allan Corduner in Encores! IRMA LA DOUCE; Runs May 7-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Malcolm Gets will join Jennifer Bowles and Rob McClure in the New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, running for seven performances, May 7 - 11, 2014. Mr. Gets replaces Allan Corduner, who has had a scheduling conflict. The final production of the 2014 Encores! season will also feature Sam Bolen, Ben Crawford, Stephen DeRosa, Zachary James, Ken Krugman, and Chris Sullivan. Irma La Douce will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Jack Viertel is Encores! Artistic Director. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Host Free Screening of Joss Whedon's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in the Park, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with Orlando Shakespeare Theater's free screening of Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing, a modern retelling about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a clever way with words. The Bard's beloved comedy comes to life in this black and white masterpiece.Much Ado About Nothing runs 109 minutes and is rated PG-13 for some sexuality and brief drug use. (more...)

San Jose Rep to Present Bay Area Premiere of THE BIG MEAL, 5/8-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

San Jose Repertory Theatre presents the Bay Area premiere of the critically-acclaimed The Big Meal, by Dan LeFranc, the 2010 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award Winner. This razor sharp portrait of a modern American family runs May 8 through June 1, and is directed by Kirsten Brandt, San Jose Rep's Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

Tade Biesinger, Emily Skinner, Daniel Oreskes & More to Lead BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL at The MUNY; Performances Begin 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The Muny announced principal casting for the first show of its spectacular 96th season, Billy Elliot the Musical, directed by Steven Minning, choreographed by Alison Levenberg, with music direction by Colin Welford. Billy Elliot the Musical is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. (more...)

Check Out First Official Pictures of Michael Fassbender as MACBETH
by Movies News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

A new feature film adaptation of William Shakespeare's bloody tragedy Macbeth starring international superstars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard is on its way to theaters, and here are the first official stills. The film maintains the original 11th century setting and will consist of the original Shakespearean dialogue. (more...)

Verizon Wireless Enhances 4G LTE Coverage in Stockbridge, Massachusetts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

WHO: Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE and 3G networks (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Stages THE LETTERS, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company presents its first fully staged production in the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage. Award-winning Bay Area auteur Mark Jackson returns to the company to direct this sixth addition to the season, the Professional Bay Area Premiere of John W. Lowell's suspenseful psychological thriller THE LETTERS, featuring Beth Wilmurt (The Eccentricities of a Nightingale) and Michael Ray Wisely (The Arsonists). THE LETTERS plays today, April 17 through May 25 at Harry's UpStage, located in the Nell and Jules Dashow Wing at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

Sharr White's ANNAPURNA Makes Philly Premiere at Theatre Exile, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Theatre Exile closes its 17th season with the Philadelphia premiere of Annapurna, a moving and explosive new play by critically acclaimed, emerging Broadway playwright Sharr White. Driven by the emotionally charged relationship between a husband and wife, Exile's production stars Barrymore Award-winning actors Pearce Bunting (Exile's A Behanding in Spokane, HBO's Boardwalk Empire) and Catharine Slusar (Iron, Any Given Monday) as Ulysses and Emma. Performances run today, April 17 - May 11 in Theatre Exile's South Philadelphia Studio X. (more...)

Maksim Aniskin to Make Met Opera Debut in Tonight's I PURITANI; Mariusz Kwiecien Is Ill
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Maksim Aniskin will make his Met debut as Riccardo in this evening's opening performance of Bellini's I Puritani, replacing Mariusz Kwiecien, who is ill. (more...)

MACBETH, COSI FAN TUTTE and More Set for University of Cincinnati CCM's 2014-15 Mainstage Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is pleased to announce initial details for the 2014-15 Mainstage Series of opera, musical theatre and drama productions. (more...)

The Betsy Stage Presents Original Adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, 4/18 - 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Betsy Stage presents 'Beth' April 18 through May 24 at 1133 S. Huron St. Denver, CO 80223. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, Monday, May 5 and Thursday, May 22 at 8 p.m. All performances are FREE, donations are accepted. Reservations are required by calling 720-328-5294 or by emailing Beth@BetsyStage.com. More info at http://www.betsystage.com/ (more...)

Verizon Wireless Enhances Network Coverage in Alton Bay, New Hampshire
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

WHO: Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE and 3G networks (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

Maureen Lipman Joins RAGS IN CONCERT as Narrator; Show Set for London, April 28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Maureen Lipman has been confirmed as the narrator for Rags The Musical in Concert on Monday, 28th April 2014 at The Lyric Theatre. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN Opens 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Cincinnati S This May, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to become one of the first five theaters in the United States to "Complete the Canon" by producing all 38 plays by William Shakespeare. The final play needed to "Complete the Canon" is William Shakespeare's "The Two Noble Kinsmen", which CSC will open on May 2, 2014. This production is generously sponsored by Charles Parsons and Bill McKim and the Canon Club. The design sponsor is PNC Bank. (more...)

Richard Armitage, Anna Madeley and More Lead THE CRUCIBLE at the Old Vic - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Initial casting for Arthur Miller's The Crucible is announced. Richard Armitage, Anna Madeley and Samantha Colley are to play John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams in Ya?l Farber's new production at The Old Vic, with previews from Tuesday 24 June. The cast also includes Sarah Niles, Rebecca Saire and Zara White, with further cast to be announced. (more...)

Drayton Arms Theatre and PostScript Theatre to Stage World Premiere of YESTERDAY'S TOMORROW, May 6-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Drayton Arms Theatre & PostScript Theatre present the World Premiere of Yesterday's Tomorrow, a serviceman's love at war by Gene David Kirk. The play is based on actual events and is directed by Hamish MacDougall with movement directed by Anna Morrissey. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Noise Within Presents Resonating Version of Inge's COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA
by Don Grigware - Apr 15, 2014

Come Back, Little Sheba/by William Inge/directed by Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott/a Noise Within, Pasadena/through May 17 (more...)

Theatre Y to Stage MEDEA, 5/7-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Theatre Y presents Euripides' Medea, freely adapted by poet Robinson Jeffers at Theatre Y, 2649 N. Francisco Ave. in Chicago, May 7-June 1, 2014. Director Kevin V. Smith returns to the helm to bring a bold, dangerous, and emotionally rich dreamvision to Euripides' classic, having previously directed Theatre Y's wildly imaginative and experimental productions of Exiles and The Misunderstanding. (more...)

Factory Theatre to Present Daniel MacIvor's BINGO!, 5/3-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Factory Theatre will present the Toronto premiere of BINGO! by preeminent Canadian playwright and Governor General Award-winner Daniel MacIvor. (more...)

BWW TV: OLIVIER AWARDS 2014 - James McAvoy
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 14, 2014

X-Men's James McAvoy talks to the cameras at the 2014 Oliviers. He wasn't nominated for a prize this year, but was a special guest presenter. He has most recently starred as Macbeth in the Trafalgar Transformed season. (more...)

Centenary Stage & Folger Shakespeare Library Partner for School Outreach Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Centenary College, Stephen Davis, has long been a teacher and advocate of the works of master playwright and poet William Shakespeare. For over five years, Davis has married his love of the bard and his love for education to help foster an appreciation for Shakespeare in the youth of New Jersey through a program sponsored by The Folger Shakespeare Library entitled Shakesperience, which will be hosted by Centenary Stage Company (CSC) for the first time on Tuesday, April 29th on the campus of Centenary College. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends THE LETTERS Through 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional week of performances of John W. Lowell's suspenseful psychological thriller THE LETTERS, the first fully staged production in the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage. Award-winning Bay Area auteur Mark Jackson (The Arsonists, Salomania) returns to the company to direct this sixth addition to the season, featuring Beth Wilmurt (The Eccentricities of a Nightingale) and Michael Ray Wisely (The Arsonists). THE LETTERS now plays April 17 through June 1 (added performances: Wednesday, May 28, 8pm; Thursday, May 29, 8pm; Friday, May 30, 8pm; Saturday, May 31, 8pm; Sunday, June 1, 2pm) at Harry's UpStage, located in the Nell and Jules Dashow Wing at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($28, $32) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Atlanta (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Stage DEATHTRAP, 3/28-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Written in 1978, Deathtrap still holds the record for longest-running comedy thriller on Broadway. Sidney Bruhl is a playwright desperately in need of a hit. Just in time, a former student sends him the manuscript of his first play, a murder mystery called Deathtrap. Sidney smells a hit, but he's never been that fond of sharing credit. TIME Magazine said, 'If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try Deathtrap.' (more...)

THE WHITE SNAKE, MR. BURNS, THE CRUCIBLE & More Set for Guthrie Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Guthrie Director Joe Dowling today announced ten mainstage productions in his final season at the helm of the world renowned theater, culminating 20 years of remarkable leadership. The 2014-2015 lineup includes first-time Guthrie productions of plays by A.R. Gurney, Anne Washburn and Sarah Ruhl, three productions directed by Dowling, including a beloved Shakespeare comedy and iconic masterpieces by Arthur Miller and Sean O'Casey, the Guthrie debut of visionary writer and director Mary Zimmerman, as well as an all-American musical slated for summer. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Present LOST IN YONKERS, 5/2-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon, directed by Devon de Mayo. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from May 2 - June 8, 2014. The Press Opening is Friday, May 9, at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Allan Hawco Returns To Theatre: The 'Republic of Doyle' Star Says He's 'Having a Blast' Being Back On Stage
by Catherine Kustanczy - Apr 11, 2014

Allan Hawco has been putting in long days in the lead-up to his onstage appearance in Belleville, a play about a dysfunctional couple, on now through May 4 at Toronto's Berkeley Street Theatre. (more...)

McKittrick Hotel's Rooftop Bar Gallow Green Reopens 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The McKittrick Hotel (542 West 27th Street) will re-open its popular rooftop bar and lounge, Gallow Green, for the 2014 season on Saturday, April 19, 2014. This meticulously-designed green space in the heart of Chelsea-steps away from the High Line-features an extensive cocktail and punch menu, vivid scenery, and seasonal small plates designed by Chef R.L. King. Daily service, beginning at 5:00 p.m., offers early guests an after-work or evening/weekend dinner & drinks setting which, as the evening progresses, takes on a more vibrant cocktail-nightlife atmosphere. Reservations nightly for parties of 8 or more are recommended, and can be booked online at www.mckittrickhotel.com or by calling 212-564-1662. Walk ups are welcome. Gallow Green is open 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. on weeknights, with late night hours on the weekends. Beginning Sunday, April 20, Gallow Green will also begin weekly Bottomless Sunday Brunch service. (more...)

Alumnae Theatre Presents Season Finale RABBIT HOLE, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Alumnae Theatre Company presents its season finale Mainstage show of the 2013-2014 season: Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire. The current production is directed by Paul Hardy, who also directed Alumnae's critically acclaimed production of Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance in the 2012-2013 season. (more...)

National Players to Present ODYSSEY, MACBETH, and THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at Olney Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

America's longest-running touring company National Players present ODYSSEY, Macbeth, and THE COMEDY OF ERRORS April 25 through 27 the Historic Stage at Olney Theatre Center. The 65th Tour of National Players has performed for thousands of people across the country, from Vermont to Texas to South Dakota. They now return to Olney Theatre Center for encore performances of their full repertory in one weekend. ODYSSEY, written by Olney Theatre Center Associate Artistic Director/Director of Education Jason King Jones, and based on Homer's epic tale of Odysseus' journey home will be performed Friday. Shakespeare's Macbeth and THE COMEDY OF ERRORS will be presented in rotating repertory on Saturday and Sunday. (more...)

RSC Open Stages Gears Up for Shakespeare's 450th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

As celebrations kick off for Shakespeare's 450th birthday on 23 April this year, his position as the people's playwright is stronger than ever - as proof of this, his plays are being performed around the country in village halls, community centres, pubs, castles, churches, and even in a quarry by an army of amateur theatre makers. (more...)

AN ILIAD, Starring Jackson Davis, Begins at San Jose Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

San Jose Stage Company presents the captivating epic tale, An Iliad, adapted by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare, opening April 9 and running through May 4. (more...)

Terry Layman to Return to Titan Theatre in KING LEAR, Running 4/25-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Queens-based Titan Theatre Company will conclude its critically acclaimed, award-winning second season with a signature take on Shakespeare's epic masterpiece King Lear. The production will play a limited run April 25 - May 11, 2014 at Queens Theatre, the borough's premiere performing arts venue. Titan Theatre Company Artistic Director Lenny Banovez, who previously helmed Titan's hit productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Henry V, will direct. (more...)

INTAR Extends ADORATION OF THE OLD WOMAN with LOOKING's Raul Castillo Through 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

INTAR today announced that Adoration of the Old Woman by Jose Rivera and directed by Patricia McGregor, starring Raul Castillo (HBO's 'Looking'), Danielle Davenport, Jose Joaquin Perez, Socorro Santiago and Carmen Zilles, will continue through for another week, through April 27th to accommodate overwhelming demand. (more...)

Compagnia de' Colombari Takes EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE on Tour, Now thru 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

COMPAGNIA DE' COLOMBARI has announced the four city national tour of Flannery O'Connor's EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE, created for the stage and directed by Karin Coonrod. EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE will play Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Georgia; Brunswick, Maine; and New York City. Tour begins tonight, April 10 and continues through Wednesday, April 16. (more...)

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