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Broadway's Christopher Coucill to Star in UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL at Hedgerow Theatre, 4/9-26Broadway's Christopher Coucill to Star in UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL at Hedgerow Theatre, 4/9-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Christopher Coucill, whose acting credits include Broadway and TV, brings Glen Berger's one-man mystery adventure Underneath the Lintel to Hedgerow Theatre from April 9 to 26. (more...)

Kevin Kline to Host Talkback Following The Acting Company's MACBETH, 4/8Kevin Kline to Host Talkback Following The Acting Company's MACBETH, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Kevin Kline returns to his Acting Company roots to talk about Shakespeare following the Company's April 8th, 8pm performance of Macbeth at the Pearl Theatre, 555 West 42nd Street. One of America's finest classical actors, Kevin Kline is a founding member of The Acting Company, having spent four years touring with the Company right out of Juilliard. The talkback is in conjunction with The Acting Company's 42nd national tour of Macbeth and Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. The New York run is April 1 - 12. Tickets are available by phone: 212-563-9261 or online:www.pearltheatre.org. (more...)

New Swedish Rock Opera RICHARDROCKS to Premiere in LondonNew Swedish Rock Opera RICHARDROCKS to Premiere in London
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

King Richard III was finally laid to rest this month with suitable pomp and majesty in Leicester Cathedral. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DUNSINANE Concocts a Credible Sequel to Shakespeare's Scottish PlayBWW Reviews: DUNSINANE Concocts a Credible Sequel to Shakespeare's Scottish Play
by Shari Barrett - Mar 30, 2015

What happens when two of the world's most extraordinary theater companies, the England's Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre of Scotland, make the decision to work together on a sequel to Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth, one of his darkest and most powerful works? It's no less than a magical combination of talent that makes an improbable tale seem to be the essence of truth about sex, politics and power. Patricia Wolff, Interim Artistic Director of The Wallis adds, "David Greig's thrilling new drama brilliantly straddles the ancient and modern worlds, playing like a cross between "Game of Thrones" and "House of Cards." (more...)

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA AND PAGLIACCIE Opens at the Met, 4/14CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA AND PAGLIACCIE Opens at the Met, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

The Met's first new production in 45 years of the enduringly popular verismo double bill, Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, will open April 14. (more...)

Eric Coble's FAIRFIELD to Make World Premiere at Cleveland Play HouseEric Coble's FAIRFIELD to Make World Premiere at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Cleveland Play House's 99th season will draw to a close with an equal dose of hilarity and heart with the world premiere production of Fairfield. (more...)

Casting Confirmed for New Opera CROSSING at A.R.T., Directed by Diane PaulusCasting Confirmed for New Opera CROSSING at A.R.T., Directed by Diane Paulus
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus, announces the casting of the world premiere of Crossing, an opera by Matthew Aucoin, directed by Diane Paulus, featuring the chamber orchestra A Far Cry, produced in association with Music-Theatre Group. (more...)

The Tempest Ladies to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Chernuchin TheatreThe Tempest Ladies to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Chernuchin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

The Tempest Ladies, the world's premier all-female, role-switching Shakespeare theater company, will present a new production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Performances for this limited engagement begin April 22, 2015 at Off Broadway's Chernuchin Theatre. (more...)

Beneath Every History, Another History! Meet the Full Cast of WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2, Opening Tonight on BroadwayBeneath Every History, Another History! Meet the Full Cast of WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 9, 2015

The Broadway transfer of The Royal Shakespeare Company's Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 began previews on March 20, 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre, with an opening set for tonight, April 9, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

TADA! Youth Theater to Present THE TRIALS OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 4/25-5/17TADA! Youth Theater to Present THE TRIALS OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 4/25-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll's original work, Alice in Wonderland, the Drama Desk Award-Winning TADA! Youth Theater will present THE TRIALS OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND, an original Off-Broadway musical performed by talented kids, for kids. ALICE opens on April 25th and runs through May 17th at TADA! 15 West 28th Street. (more...)

Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams & Zoe Winters Will Join Patti LuPone & Michael Urie in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYSJordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams & Zoe Winters Will Join Patti LuPone & Michael Urie in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters will join Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, and Michael Urie in its upcoming production of SHOWS FOR DAYS, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, to be directed by Jerry Zaks. The production will begin performances Saturday evening, June 6 and open on Monday, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Jason Watkins and Monica Dolan Lead John Tiffany's THE TWITS, Starting Tonight at the Royal CourtJason Watkins and Monica Dolan Lead John Tiffany's THE TWITS, Starting Tonight at the Royal Court
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Roald Dahl's The Twits, directed by John Tiffany, is mischievously adapted from Roald Dahl's story. Enda Walsh turns The Twits upside down and brings this revolting revolution to the Royal Court's stage from tonight, April 7, through May 31, 2015. (more...)

George Dvorsky to Star in Pioneer Theatre Company's THE MUSIC MAN This MayGeorge Dvorsky to Star in Pioneer Theatre Company's THE MUSIC MAN This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-winning musical The Music Man, May 1 through May 16, 2015. (more...)

Signature Extends Athol Fugard's THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK thru June 7Signature Extends Athol Fugard's THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK thru June 7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced a one week extension for the world premiere of The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, written and directed by Athol Fugard. The production begins performances on April 21 and will now run through June 7 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). (more...)

Kentucky Shakespeare Presents the Second Annual SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS TourKentucky Shakespeare Presents the Second Annual SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Kentucky Shakespeare has just announced the second annual - Shakespeare in the Parks Tour. The seven-actor, 90-minute Macbeth will tour to 18 area parks and bring free Shakespeare to various neighborhoods from March 28-May 17, 2015. It is the kick-off to the summer Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Present TCHAIKOVSKY: MAD BUT FOR MUSIC, 4/10Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Present TCHAIKOVSKY: MAD BUT FOR MUSIC, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Baltimore, Md. (April 6, 2015) Music Director Marin Alsop leads her final Off the Cuff concert of the 2014-2015 season in collaboration with playwright in residence and director Didi Balle for a symphonic play exploring the life of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky as he wrote his Fifth Symphony. The semi-staged production, taking place on Friday, April 10, at 8:15 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore and Saturday, April 11, at 7 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, will take audiences into the mind of Tchaikovsky as he expresses his thoughts and feelings on fate, death, sexuality, money, madness and love. (more...)

Carman Napier, Dale Sampson and Jonathan Mesisca Will Lead EVITA at Gallery Players; Opens 4/25Carman Napier, Dale Sampson and Jonathan Mesisca Will Lead EVITA at Gallery Players; Opens 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

The Gallery Players announces EVITA, the final musical of their 48th Season. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, this epic musical is directed by Mark Harborth (Rent, Dreamgirls), choreographed by Elyse Daye Hart (Dreamgirls, A Little Night Music), with music direction by Emily Croome. Carman Napier (Next to Normal) fills the title role of the Argentinian legend, with Dale Sampson (Rent) as Che, and Jonathan Mesisca making his Gallery debut as Juan Peron. EVITA opens Saturday evening, April 25th at 8pm and runs through Sunday, May 17th, 2015. (more...)

Leo Bill, Sian Brooke, Jim Norton & More to Join Benedict Cumberbatch in West End HAMLETLeo Bill, Sian Brooke, Jim Norton & More to Join Benedict Cumberbatch in West End HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2015

Joining Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the title role in Lyndsey Turner's production ofWilliam Shakespeare's Hamlet, are Leo Bill as Horatio, Sian Brooke as Ophelia,Anastasia Hille as Gertrude, Ciaran Hinds as Claudius, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith asLaertes and Jim Norton as Polonius. (more...)

BWW Interviews:  Opera Singer COLE GRISSOMBWW Interviews: Opera Singer COLE GRISSOM
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 3, 2015

Broadwayworld.com interviewed opera singer Cole Grissom about his career. (more...)

Staged Reading of S.N. Behrman's BIOGRAPHY, Benefiting The Acting Company, Set for 4/6Staged Reading of S.N. Behrman's BIOGRAPHY, Benefiting The Acting Company, Set for 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Biography, S. N. Behrman's story of a New York celebrity portrait artist about to release her autobiography, much to the horror of her former lover and a legion of others, will be presented as a staged reading by The Acting Company at 7 pm on Monday, April 6 at the Pearl Theater, 555 West 42ndStreet (10th - 11th Avenues). (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. to Host SPRING FROLIC Gala Honoring Councilman Tom LaBonge, 4/26Independent Shakespeare Co. to Host SPRING FROLIC Gala Honoring Councilman Tom LaBonge, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), announces THE SPRING FROLIC, a benefit to celebrate and support the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, the annual summer presentation of 10 weeks of 40 classical theater performances, education workshops, pre-show arts performances and salon-style discussions, all presented admission-free. ISC is the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Margaret Harford Award for Sustained Excellence as voted by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle. (more...)

Jason Baughan and Jo Servi to Join West End's SUNNY AFTERNOON This WeekendJason Baughan and Jo Servi to Join West End's SUNNY AFTERNOON This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

New hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON today announced new members of the cast to start from April 6 2015. Originating cast members will be joined by Jason Baughan in the role of Eddie Kassner and Jo Servi as Gregory Piven. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For TEMPLE at the Donmar Warehouse Including Anna Calder-Marshall, Paul Higgins, Rebecca Humphries, Shereen Martin and Simon Russell BealeFull Cast Announced For TEMPLE at the Donmar Warehouse Including Anna Calder-Marshall, Paul Higgins, Rebecca Humphries, Shereen Martin and Simon Russell Beale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 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). (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces Casts For MATCHBOX THEATRE AND DELUGE Including Esther Coles, Tim Downie, Anna Ledwich and Elaine CassidyHampstead Theatre Announces Casts For MATCHBOX THEATRE AND DELUGE Including Esther Coles, Tim Downie, Anna Ledwich and Elaine Cassidy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Hampstead Theatre has announced that the cast for Michael Frayn's latest work MATCHBOX THEATRE will be Esther Coles, Tim Downie, Mark Hadfield, Chris Larner, Felicity Montagu and Nina Wadia. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

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Curtain Call Podcast Announces Episode 8, With Special Guest Internationally Acclaimed Actor Miles AndersonCurtain Call Podcast Announces Episode 8, With Special Guest Internationally Acclaimed Actor Miles Anderson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Curtain Call Podcast, an audio podcast featuring hour-long interviews with diverse theater professionals, announces the release of Episode Eight (8) with special guest Miles Anderson available for free download starting April 1, 2015. (more...)

'BURNT OAK' Returns to Leicester Square This Spring'BURNT OAK' Returns to Leicester Square This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

After a sell-out run at Leicester Square Theatre in 2011 and back by popular demand, BURNT OAK has been revived to mark the first in a series of contemporary writing to come out of Soho. (more...)

A QUEEN FOR A DAY, Starring David Proval & Vincent Pastore, Begins This Month Off-BroadwayA QUEEN FOR A DAY, Starring David Proval & Vincent Pastore, Begins This Month Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Michael Ricigliano Jr.'s A QUEEN FOR A DAY directed by John Gould Rubin will begin performances on April 14 and will open on May 3 running through July 26, 2015 at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46 Street). (more...)

Bryce Pinkham Set to Host National Corporate Theatre Fund Gala on 4/13Bryce Pinkham Set to Host National Corporate Theatre Fund Gala on 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) and Chairman James S. Turley will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala on Monday, April 13th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue) at 6:30pm. The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at theatres across America. (more...)

GHOSTLIGHT 9 Set for Series of Performances at The Cherry Lane TheatreGHOSTLIGHT 9 Set for Series of Performances at The Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

ALL FOR ONE THEATER and GORGEOUS ENTERTAINMENT will offer a special presentation of GHOSTLIGHT 9: A MUSICAL GHOST STORY for three performances only, April 22, 28 and May 3. GHOSTLIGHT 9 is performed by All For One's Artistic Director Michael Wolk - who also provides book, music and lyrics - and directed by Aaron Mark. Mr. Wolk accompanies himself on guitar. GHOSTLIGHT 9, a charmingly spooky tale inspired by the ghost that famously haunts the New Amsterdam Theater, will take place at The Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street in Manhattan) to coincide with ALL FOR ONE THEATER production of the New York premieres of 8 STOPS and MAJOR TOM. The show was developed in All For One's SoloLab in 2014, and it received a workshop presentation in January 2015 at The Wild Project. (more...)

Simon Stephens' CARMEN DISRUPTION Opens Tonight at the AlmeidaSimon Stephens' CARMEN DISRUPTION Opens Tonight at the Almeida
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The UK Premiere of CARMEN DISRUPTION opens tonight 17 April at the Almeida Theatre. Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Birdland, Three Kingdoms) makes his Almeida debut with this dramatic reimagining of Bizet's Carmen. Michael Longhurst directs his first production at the Almeida following great acclaim in New York and London for Constellations by Nick Payne. (more...)

SHINING LIVES World Premiere Musical to Open This May at NorthlightSHINING LIVES World Premiere Musical to Open This May at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the world premiere of Shining Lives: A Musical. Directed by Jessica Thebus and developed through Northlight's Interplay Series, the musical is adapted from the Northlight-commissioned play These Shining Lives. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from May 8 - June 14, 2015. Shining Lives: A Musical opens May 15 and 16, 2015. (more...)

2015 Cannes Film Festival Announces Official Selection Roster!2015 Cannes Film Festival Announces Official Selection Roster!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

The Official Selection roster for the 68th Cannes Film Festival was announced this morning at a Paris press conference. (more...)

Trevor Project Will Honor Ian McKellen at TREVORLIVE NEW YORKTrevor Project Will Honor Ian McKellen at TREVORLIVE NEW YORK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Celebrating 16 years, The Trevor Project will honor Sir Ian McKellen with the Trevor Hero Award at "TrevorLIVE New York" on June 15th at the Marriott Marquis, presented by Wells Fargo. McKellen will be honored for his ongoing support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community. Maine's Ryan Fecteau, the youngest openly gay state legislator, will be named the Youth Innovator Honoree for his on-going advocacy and commitment to equality, and Johnson & Johnson will be honored with the 20/20 Visionary Award. The awards will be presented at The Trevor Project's high-profile evening of music, comedy and entertainment which brings together top entertainers, advocates and corporate leaders to support the organization's life-saving, life-affirming work for LGBT and questioning youth in crisis. (more...)

Judi Dench to Star in THE WINTER'S TALE as Part of Kenneth Branagh's Inaugural Season at the Garrick; Lineup Announced!Judi Dench to Star in THE WINTER'S TALE as Part of Kenneth Branagh's Inaugural Season at the Garrick; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Stage and screen vet and director of Disney's smash-hit, live-action CINDERELLA film, Kenneth Branagh has confirmed his new theatre company's inaugural season at the West End's Garrick Theatre. (more...)

Getting To Know You! Meet the Full Cast of THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight on BroadwayGetting To Know You! Meet the Full Cast of THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 16, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam), directed by Bartlett Sher. The production opens tonight, April 16, 2015 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Gallow Green Rooftop Lounge Opens This Weekend at the McKittrick HotelGallow Green Rooftop Lounge Opens This Weekend at the McKittrick Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

?The McKittrick Hotel (542 West 27th Street) will re-open its popular rooftop bar and lounge, Gallow Green, for the 2015 season on Saturday, April 18, 2015. (more...)

Full Cast Confirmed For THE VOTE At DonmarFull Cast Confirmed For THE VOTE At Donmar
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Donmar Warehouse has confirmed the full cast for The Vote. Joining the previously announced cast, Eddie Arnold, MyAnna Buring, Stavros Demetraki, Tommy French, Joanna Griffin, Gerard Horan, Chukwudi Iwuji, Stephen Kennedy, Beverley Longhurst, Andrew McDonald, Bhasker Patel, Penny Ryder and Michael Shaeffer complete an ensemble of actors who will represent the team of polling station volunteers, polling officers, and the diverse array of characters that are the voting public. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham Hosts National Corporate Theatre Fund Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More, TonightBryce Pinkham Hosts National Corporate Theatre Fund Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) and Chairman James S. Turley will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala tonight, April 13th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue) at 6:30pm. The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at theatres across America. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE TEMPEST Brews Up a Storm at GLTBWW Reviews: THE TEMPEST Brews Up a Storm at GLT
by Roy Berko - Apr 13, 2015

William Shakespeare is considered by most experts on English language theatre as being the greatest of all writers. His vast folio of plays, consisting of tragedies, comedies, histories and dramas have lasted for over four hundred years. He is one of the few writers who has theatres, let alone festivals, dedicated exclusively to his works. (more...)

Joseph Calleja Makes U.S. Recital Debut This Week in Kansas City & BostonJoseph Calleja Makes U.S. Recital Debut This Week in Kansas City & Boston
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

When Joseph Calleja recently performed in Quebec on his first North American recital tour, the Maltese tenor was brought back for five encores. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company Now Acceping Applications for Summer Student WorkshopEast Lynne Theater Company Now Acceping Applications for Summer Student Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Applications are available for the award-winning East Lynne Theater Company's Summer Student Workshop - and several students have already signed up. This year, it's 'Twain Tales' based on the writings of Mark Twain. (more...)

Wrenn Schmidt, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason, Conrad John Schuck and More to Star in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Wrenn Schmidt, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason, Conrad John Schuck and More to Star in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, joining celebrated director Jessica Stone, who recently made her Globe debut with Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Shaw's romantic comedy, which continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration, will run May 9 - June 14, 2015 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run May 9 through 13. Opening night is Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Hester Arden, Edward Elgood & More to Appear in UK Tour of THE MOUSETRAPHester Arden, Edward Elgood & More to Appear in UK Tour of THE MOUSETRAP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap will continue its record-breaking, and first ever, UK tour into 2015. The beloved murder mystery will begin the 2015 leg of its tour at His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen on 28 April. The show will then visit over 25 venues across the UK including a return visit to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury in September 2015 where the record-breaking tour began in September 2012. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. to Stage PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE, 4/24-5/24Independent Shakespeare Co. to Stage PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE, 4/24-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival and recipients of the 2015 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in theater, announce a new adaptation of Shakespeare's PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE, directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Artistic Director Melissa Chalsma. PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE will begin previews on Friday, April 24, will open on Saturday, May 2 at 7:30pm and will perform through Sunday, May 24 at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Close Season with ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Begin. 5/8Berkeley Rep to Close Season with ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Begin. 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre will conclude its 48th season with Richard Bean's internationally acclaimed One Man, Two Guvnors, a sassy update of Carlo Goldoni's classic knee-slapper, The Servant of Two Masters. Set in 1963 Brighton, England, One Man, Two Guvnors is a brilliantly delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues. The uproarious plot features a disarming and doltish Francis Henshall who finds himself trapped by farce into working for two bosses - who are connected in wildly improbable ways. He just has to keep them from discovering each other. Inspired insanity, high-low antics, and nimble wordplay ensue - all backed by live musicians paying homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four. Directed by David Ivers - artistic director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival - and with songs by Grant Olding, One Man, Two Guvnors is a riotous blast complete with a colorful cast of characters in a topsy-turvy world of love triangles and mistaken identities. It previews on Friday May 8, 2015, opens on Friday, May 15, 2015, and plays through Sunday June 21, 2015. Press night for One Man, Two Guvnors will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015. Individual tickets start at $29 and can be purchased by phone at (510) 647-2949 or online at berkeleyrep.org. (more...)

Cast Confirmed for THE MOUSETRAP 2015 UK TourCast Confirmed for THE MOUSETRAP 2015 UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap will continue its record-breaking, and first ever, UK tour into 2015. The beloved murder mystery will begin the 2015 leg of its tour at His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen on 28 April. The show will then visit over 25 venues across the UK including a return visit to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury in September 2015 where the record-breaking tour began in September 2012. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREWPhoto Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season with the much anticipated return of the audience favorite, 'The Taming of the Shrew' by William Shakespeare. This production is directed by Kevin Hammond, Artistic Director of Humber River Shakespeare in Toronto making his CSC debut. This production features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members Kelly Mengelkoch as Kate and Nicholas Rose as Petruchio. Scroll down for a first look at the cast onstage! (more...)

Folger Theatre's 2014-15 Season to Close with ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEADFolger Theatre's 2014-15 Season to Close with ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 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 May 12 to June 21, 2015. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.folger.edu/theatre or by calling the Folger Box Office at (202) 544-7077. (more...)

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