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BWW Blog: Jessica Gould - A New Twist on an Old Play
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Gould - May 9, 2016

For my school's spring play, New Albany High School presented a production of the classic Shakespearean tragedy, Macbeth. The director and teacher of the drama department at the school, Elliott Lemberg, decided to stray from the typical setting of late 1500s Scotland and put a Kabuki twist on it. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 8
by Audition Roundup - May 8, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 8, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/7/16- MACBETH
by Stage Tube - May 7, 2016

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...)

A Live-action Punch and Judy To Debut at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

The School of Night is pleased as punch to announce its participation in the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival with Punch and Judy. (more...)

Reverend Mary to Celebrate New Album THE MUSEMENTS in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Singer Mary Elizabeth Micari (a.k.a. Reverend Mary and her M Band) begins a series of live performances culminating with the release of her new album, The Musements. (more...)

Soprano Deborah Voigt Cancels Tonight's Performance of VOIGT LESSONS for SF Opera Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

San Francisco Opera today announced the sudden cancellation of this evening's performance of American soprano Deborah Voigt in her eponymous show Voigt Lessons, to be presented by SF Opera Lab at the Wilsey Center's Taube Atrium Theater. (more...)

Gregory S. Moss's INDIAN SUMMER Starts Next Week at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin next Friday, May 13 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons world premiere production of Indian Summer, a new play by Gregory S. Moss (Reunion; punkplay; Billy Witch; La Brea; Orange, Hat & Grace; House of Gold). (more...)

BEYOND CARING Coming to Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Following an acclaimed run at the National Theatre, Beyond Caring comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 8 - 11 June. Devised and directed by REP Associate Director, Alexander Zeldin this striking play will be performed with the audience seated on the stage in main auditorium at The REP giving a unique opportunity to see the theatre's largest space from a different and much more intimate angle. (more...)

PlayCo to Present Christopher Chen's CAUGHT, 8/17-9/18
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, closes its 15th Anniversary season with the New York premiere of Caught (August 17-September 18). In this irreverent new genre-bending piece, theatre makers Christopher Chen and Lee Sunday Evans apply their playful imaginations to the work of a Chinese dissident artist. This hybrid work instigates an exploration into the nature of authority and authenticity, inviting you to navigate the labyrinthine relationships between truth and perception, illusionary art and real jeopardy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Opera Theatre of St. Louis delights with 'La boheme'
by Steve Callahan - May 23, 2016

OTSL has opened a delicious 'La boheme'. (more...)

NT LIVE's THE AUDIENCE, ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS & More Returning to Select Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

A selection of National Theatre Live's most celebrated and acclaimed broadcasts will be returning to cinemas in 2016. (more...)

The 2016 MAY FESTIVAL to Conclude This Weekend at Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The 2016 May Festival, which celebrates and concludes Music Director James Conlon's 37-year tenure, ends Friday and Saturday, May 27-28 with grand scale performances at Music Hall. These will be the final performances at Music Hall prior to its closing for renovation. On Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m., Mr. Conlon leads Dvo?ak's deeply personal cantata, Stabat Mater, a work was written during a time of deep grief for the composer following the death of his children. This rarely-performed work is full of symbolism, following a journey of mourning to hope of Paradise. At the invitation of James Levine, Mr. Conlon made his May Festival debut in 1978 conducting Stabat Mater (the following year he began his storied tenure as Music Director). Joining the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and May Festival Chorus will be soloists Julianna DiGiacomo (soprano), Elizabeth DeShong (mezzo-soprano), Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor) and Kristinn Sigmundsson (baritone). (more...)

Midsommer Flight to Present AS YOU LIKE IT, Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Midsommer Flight kicks off its fifth season this summer with the delightful comedy As You Like It, presented outdoors in four Chicago parks. Dedicated to presenting high quality, accessible productions of Shakespeare's plays, Midsommer Flight is a proud arts partner with the Chicago Park District. (more...)

Central Works to Present World Premiere of Patricia Milton's HEARTS OF PALM in July
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Central Works (CW) presents the world premiere of Patricia Milton's latest political comedy Hearts of Palm, opening with a press night July 16th (previews July 14th &15th), and running through August 14 at the historic Berkeley City Club. Unrequited Love meets Unregulated Capitalism in Milton's very funny new play Hearts of Palm, developed in the Central Works Writers Workshop.  A multi-award winning playwright, Patricia Milton's hit Enemies: Foreign and Domestic, wan produced by Central Works in 2015 and awarded  "Outstanding World Premiere" by Theatre Bay Area (TBA) when judged against all Bay Area theater companies. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Sets 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In Theatr Clwyd's 40th anniversary year, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her Theatr Clwyd directorial debut production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Harvey directs Lisa Palfrey in the role of Beatrice and John Ramm as Benedict. They are joined by David Bark-Jones, Jonathan Harden, Sian Howard, Nakay Kpaka, Steven Meo, Catherin Morris, Lowri Palfrey, Kerry Peers, and Sion Pritchard. (more...)

BWW Interview: Patrick Page is Ruling the Underworld Downtown in NYTW's HADESTOWN
by Nicole Rosky - May 22, 2016

He's taken on Scar, Claude Frollo, the Green Goblin, and the Grinch... but his past characters are not all that bad (at least he doesn't see it that way). Now Patrick Page is back on stage at New York Theatre Workshop and this time it's all about the underworld. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/22/16- Laurence Olivier
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2016

Happy Birthday, Laurence Olivier! Born in 1907, Olivier remains one of the most revered actors of the 20th century. He was the first artistic director of the National Theatre of Great Britain and its main stage is named in his honour. Olivier's career as a stage and film actor spanned more than six decades and included a wide variety of roles, from the title role in Shakespeare's Othello and Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night to the sadistic Nazi dentist Christian Szell in Marathon Man and the kindly but determined Nazi-hunter in The Boys from Brazil. Olivier played more than 120 stage roles: Richard III, Macbeth, Romeo, Hamlet, Othello, Uncle Vanya, and Archie Rice in The Entertainer. He appeared in nearly sixty films, including William Wyler's Wuthering Heights, Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca, Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus, Otto Preminger's Bunny Lake Is Missing, Richard Attenborough's Oh! What a Lovely War, and A Bridge Too Far, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Sleuth, John Schlesinger's Marathon Man, Daniel Petrie's The Betsy, Desmond Davis' Clash of the Titans, and his own Henry V, Hamlet, and Richard III. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/21-5/22/2016
by - May 22, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 22, 2016 - Sunday, May 22, 2016. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Debut Play Inspired by MACBETH, Set in India
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Theater for the New City Executive Director Crystal Field is presenting THE QUEEN, a new play by Aditya Rawal inspired by Macbeth set in 16th-century India, during the peak of the Mughal era. (more...)

Bedlam to Return to Cambridge with Two Versions of TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present Bedlam performing their two version of TWELFTH NIGHT: TWELFTH NIGHT (or WHAT YOU WILL) and WHAT YOU WILL (or TWELFTH NIGHT). Both plays are the text of TWELFTH NIGHT written by William Shakespeare. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present THE QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Theater for the New City Executive Director Crystal Field is presenting The Queen, a new play by Aditya Rawal inspired byMacbeth set in the peak of the Mughal era in India hundreds of years ago. (more...)

West End's SUNNY AFTERNOON Now Booking Into October 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Due to public demand, the multi-Olivier award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON has announced another extension to its West End run, until 29 October 2016. The extension will take the show's West End run past the two year mark. (more...)

Opera Company of Middlebury to Open Giuseppe Verdi's MACBETH in June
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

?The Opera Company of Middlebury will open its 13th season with Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth, June 3 at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. (more...)

Charles Dorfman, Carley Stenson & More to Star in Neil LaBute's SOME GIRL(S) at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Following their debut production Miss Julie, Buckland Theatre Company has today announced casting for Some Girl(s). Written by multi Tony Award nominated Neil LaBute, Some Girl(s) will be Buckland's first play in PARK90 at the Park Theatre, London which will be the company's home in 2016. Some Girl(s) will play 14 July - 6 August with a press night on 19 July. (more...)

FIDDLER and KING AND I Designer Michael Yeargan Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Honorees
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU are among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival to Host Annual Gala, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF) will host its Annual Gala on Saturday, June 4 at its theater tent on the grounds of Boscobel House & Gardens in Garrison, New York. (more...)

Cast Announced for Philip Ridley's KARAGULA at Secret London Venue
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The world premiere of Philip Ridley's KARAGULA is one of the largest productions ever staged Off-West End. PIGDOG's experimental and formally playful work aims to help transform how the industry interprets accessibility, equality and gender politics. With this in mind, Karagula has been cast with true diversity -- in terms of age, gender, race and ability. (more...)

CRACKING SHAKESPEARE Author Kelly Hunter Set for Signing, Discussion at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Drama Book Shop welcomes back author, coach, director and actress Kelly Hunter for an encore discussion and signing of her acclaimed book, Cracking Shakespeare. Ms. Hunter signed copies of the technique book in November of 2015, and returns again to popular demand. Ms. Hunter will discuss and sign the book on Thursday, May 19th at 6:00pm. (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

Full Cast Set for Trevor Nunn's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at New Wolsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

?Today, rehearsals have begun for Sir Trevor Nunn's production of William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, running at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich from Thursday 16 June to Saturday 9 July 2016. (more...)

Gerard McCarthy to Lead UK Premiere of STALKING THE BOGEYMAN at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Gerard McCarthy will take on the lead role in STALKING THE BOGEYMAN, the extraordinary true story of award-winning journalist David Holthouse's secret plot to murder the man who raped him when he was seven years old.  (more...)

Gloucester Stage Company to Open 37th Season with LETTICE AND LOVAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company kicks off the 37th season of producing professional theater on Cape Ann with Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage opening on May 19 and running through June 11 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Favorite Dressing Room Items of the BRIGHT STAR Cast
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - May 16, 2016

Today I'm addressing another excellent question from @JudyMolnar: 'What are some favorite items Bright Star cast members have in their dressing rooms? Show & tell.' (more...)

The BiTSY Stage to Present THE STONE COAT WOMAN, 5/21-6/26
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The BiTSY Stage presents ' The Stone Coat Woman: An Iroquois Tale' May 21 through June 26 at 1137 S. Huron St. Denver, CO 80223. Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (No shows May 28 & May 29) with special evening performances on Friday, June 10 & 24 at 7:30 p.m. All performances are FREE, donations are accepted.  Reservations are required by email: patti@BitsyStage.com or by calling 720-328-5294. More info at www.bitsystage.com (more...)

IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD to Premiere at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, the world premiere of It Is Easy To Be Dead by award-winning playwright Neil McPherson opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 (Press Night: Friday, 17 June 2016 and Saturday, 18 June 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Photo Flash: Liev Schreiber and More Attend The Actors Fund's Edwin Forrest Day
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

On Sunday, May 15, The Actors Fund gathered at the home of Western Council member Ilyanne Morden Kichaven and her husband Mike for their annual west coast celebration of Edwin Forrest Day and Shakespeare's birthday. The Actors Fund was honored to have acclaimed star of stage and screen Liev Schreiber as their special guest for the afternoon. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 15
by Audition Roundup - May 15, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 15, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Summerhall Announces Edinburgh Fringe Programme For 2016
by Natalie O'Donoghue - May 13, 2016

Summerhall, Edinburgh's most daring and respected year-round multi-arts venue, is proud to announce its 2016 Festival Programme. (more...)

Sian Polhill-Thomas, Luke Shaw & More to Star in VASSA ZHELEZNOVA at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Casting has been confirmed for the world premiere of a new version of Maxim Gorky's Vassa Zheleznova, coming to Southwark Playhouse. The production will run Wednesday 15 June - Saturday 9 July 2016, with an official opening scheduled for Friday, 17 June 2016 at 8pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's A SONG AT TWILIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 54th season kicks off in high style with Noel Coward's final and semi-autobiographical play, A SONG AT TWILIGHT. Performances began May 11 and continue through May 29 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland to Reunite for THE LEISURE SEEKER
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland are set to star in Italian director Paolo Virzì's English-language debut film THE LEISURE SEEKER. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation. (more...)

BWW Blog: Paisley Haddad - Hamlet Mania!
by Guest Blogger: Paisley Haddad - May 12, 2016

Instead of a written final, our teacher has made a compilation of monologues, raps, and a play that brings Shakespeare's Hamlet to a modern day understanding.  (more...)

On Site Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO to Run 6/14-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Just four years into its existence, On Site Opera (OSO) has established itself as one of New York City's most imaginative, nimble opera companies by doing more than simply staging musically and dramatically rich works outside of the opera house. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater to Close 17th Season with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAY
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Cutting Ball Theater closes its 17th season, dedicated to dreams, with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAY. (more...)

Adelphi Orchestra to Present WAGNER MASTERWORKS This Sunday at the DiMenna Center
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Adelphi Orchestra presents 'Wagner Masterworks: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod and Die Walkure : Act 1' on Sunday May 15 at 7:30 PM at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York City in collaboration with the Wagner Society of New York. (more...)

SING EVERY MORNING is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

'Sing Every Morning' (published by AuthorHouse) is a touching tribute to one woman's valiant, nearly nine-year battle with stage 4 cancer. Despite numerous emotional and physical challenges that brought her to the brink of death and back, Gwyneth never lost her quest for spiritual balance and ways to express her love for life and living. (more...)

RTST and Sheffield Theatres Announce Shortlist for RTST Director Award 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Royal Theatrical Support Trust (RTST) and Sheffield Theatres are delighted to announce the shortlist for the RTST Director Award 2016. (more...)

Fun House Theatre and Film to Present HOUSE OF BARD'S, 6/16-20
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Fun House Theatre and Film embarks on a unique collaborative project as part of their 2016 season of Politics Through the Proscenium with HOUSE OF BARD'S. Under the direction of Andy Baldwin, a cast of 9 young actors ranging in age from 12-18 tackle some of The Bard's most complex works in a completely new format and context, June 16-20. (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

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