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WAM Theatre's Fresh Takes Play Reading Series Concludes with WAXWORKS, 9/21WAM Theatre's Fresh Takes Play Reading Series Concludes with WAXWORKS, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

WAM Theatre has announced the cast for a reading of Waxworks by Trina Davies, the final reading in the Fresh Takes Play Reading Series. An exploration of the tales we are told and the heroes and villains we create, Waxworks tells the story of Madame Tussaud, an extraordinary artist who developed the first worldwide entertainment brand. WAM Theatre will present the reading on Sunday, September 21 at 3:00 p.m. at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe, 6 Depot Street in West Stockbridge, MA. Waxworks is the fifth and final presentation in the new Fresh Takes play reading series, which offers new and reimagined works that tell women's stories. The series has proven popular with audiences, selling out its first four readings. (more...)

COMEDY OF ERRORS, GOD'S EAR and More Set for Actors' Shakespeare Project's 2014-15 SeasonCOMEDY OF ERRORS, GOD'S EAR and More Set for Actors' Shakespeare Project's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Actors' Shakespeare Project (ASP), under the leadership of Artistic Director Allyn Burrows, Executive Producer Sara Stackhouse, and Mara Sidmore Director of Education Programs, Projects, and Partnerships enters its second decade presenting a season of powerful stories, awesome artists, diverse venues, and integrated youth and community education projects. (more...)

Steep Theatre Company to Present THE VANDAL, Opening 10/2Steep Theatre Company to Present THE VANDAL, Opening 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Steep Theatre Company will launch its fourteenth season with the Midwest Premiere of Hamish Linklater's The Vandal, directed by Shade Murray. Steep's production marks the Chicago debut not only of the play, but also of the playwright. While audiences across the nation may be familiar with his extensive credits as an actor on film, television, and stage, The Vandal is Mr. Linklater's playwriting debut. The production opens on Thursday, October 2 at Steep's Edgewater home. (more...)

Working Barn Productions and Bontela Productions' MACBETH Begins 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Working Barn Productions and Bontela Productions will present a six-actor, multimedia look at William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, MACBETH, directed by Peter Richards. MACBETHwill preview on Thursday, October 9 & Friday, October 10 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, October 11 at 8pm and will run through Sunday, November 2 at Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main Street in Santa Monica. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Sets 2015 Season: TWELFTH NIGHT, LIFE IS A DREAM & MoreCalifornia Shakespeare Theater Sets 2015 Season: TWELFTH NIGHT, LIFE IS A DREAM & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater today announced its plans for 2015 season, which includes boldly imagined productions of two of Shakespeare's greatest works, a beautiful new adaptation of a classic from the Spanish Golden Age of Drama, and an outrageously funny romp from a modern American master. The season will feature the company directing debut of Magic Theatre's Producing Artistic Director Loretta Greco, and the return of directors Amanda Dehnert (The Verona Project) and Christopher Liam Moore (Lady Windermere's Fan) in addition to artistic director Jonathan Moscone. (more...)

Pacific Theatre to Present THE RAINMAKER, 10/10-11/1Pacific Theatre to Present THE RAINMAKER, 10/10-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Pacific Theatre presents N. Richard Nash's charming prairie romance The Rainmaker. Lizzie Currie's hopes and dreams have run as dry as the barren fields of her family's drought-whipped ranch, until the charming Starbuck shows up one night with the promise of rain and something far more dangerous: hope. Playing Oct 10-Nov 1 Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm with 2pm matinee on Saturdays at Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave. For tickets ($19.99-29.99, taxes and fees not incl.) call 604.731.5518 or visit pacifictheatre.org. (more...)

Pink House Productions' YOU, ME AND THAT GUY to Open the 2014 Araca ProjectPink House Productions' YOU, ME AND THAT GUY to Open the 2014 Araca Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Pink House Productions announced today the New York City premier of YOU, ME AND THAT GUY, a hilarious 80 minute comedy about a recent college grad who uses the magic of a mystical open mic to heal her relationships with her technology saturated family and friends. Written by Stephen Sanow*, YOU, ME AND THAT GUY will open the 2014 Araca Project. (more...)

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Presents MADE IN THE USA, 10/11The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Presents MADE IN THE USA, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra presents Made in the USA at Ann Arbor's historic Michigan Theater on Saturday, October 11 at 8:00pm. The A2SO is proud to announce that Made in the USA co-sponsored by the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage HENRY VIIIThe Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage HENRY VIII
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Next up on its Main Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents the Bard's epic pageant play Henry VIII. Centered around the tug-of-wars between church and state and husband and wife, the play culminates in the birth of England's future Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare's great patron and Henry's fierce and very female heir. Performances begin October 15 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue in Madison. Tickets start at $25 for preview performances and $32 for regular performances. Student rush tickets for all performances are $15, available a half-hour before curtain for with a valid student ID. Performances are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, call the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger TheatreJULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare's enduring political tragedy, Julius Caesar from October 28 - December 7, 2014. Robert Richmond (Richard III and Henry V at Folger) directs the epic portrait of the battle between ambition and honor, conspiracy and loyalty, leading an outstanding ensemble including Anthony Cochrane (Broadway's War Horse and Folger's Henry VIII) as the honorable Marcus Brutus, and Maurice Jones, making his Folger Theatre debut as Caesar's closest ally, Mark Antony. (more...)

THE WALL and 'THE MUSE'S SONG' Set for NY Shakespeare Exchange Reading Series, 10/15-25THE WALL and 'THE MUSE'S SONG' Set for NY Shakespeare Exchange Reading Series, 10/15-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

New York Shakespeare Exchange, producer of the internationally-acclaimed The Sonnet Project and ShakesBEER: NYC's Original Shakespearean Pub Crawl, is pleased to announce their upcoming 2 Plays. 1 Conversation Reading Series. The annual series, featuring lightly staged readings of two plays, explores the intersection of classical and contemporary theater and engages artists and audiences in an open dialogue about the place of Shakespeare in today's society. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristine Nielsen, Keenan-Bolgers, Kate Mulgrew & More Pose for Creative Faces ProjectPhoto Flash: Kristine Nielsen, Keenan-Bolgers, Kate Mulgrew & More Pose for Creative Faces Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Academy, Emmy and TONY Award winner Ellen Burstyn (Picnic, 'Requiem for a Dream'), TONY Award winner Jefferson Mays (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, I Am My Own Wife), TONY Award nominee Jessica Hecht (King Lear, A View from the Bridge), and New York favorites Tracee Chimo (Lips Together Teeth Apart, Bad Jews) and Steven Boyer (King Lear, Hand to God) have all been photographed for The Creative Faces Project. The weekly release of their individual entries will mark the project's official launch this fall. Current featured artists are listed below. (more...)

THE VALLEY OF ASTONISHMENT Begins 9/14 at Theatre for a New AudienceTHE VALLEY OF ASTONISHMENT Begins 9/14 at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The United States premiere of the internationally acclaimed new work written and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne, The Valley of Astonishment, featuring Kathryn Hunter (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Kafka's Monkey), Marcello Magni (Fragments), and Jared McNeill (The Suit), begins previews Sunday, September 14, at 7:30pm for an opening Thursday, September 18,at 7:30pm and a run through Sunday, October 5, at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Sets Fall 2014 Repertory - AS YOU LIKE IT and RICHARD IIQuintessence Theatre Group Sets Fall 2014 Repertory - AS YOU LIKE IT and RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with an all-male Shakespeare repertory: AS YOU LIKE IT presented in rotating repertory with RICHARD II. Bringing together the best professional actors and designers from Philadelphia and across the country, Artistic Director Alexander Burns leads this collective of artists on a mission to ignite the classics through visceral, actor-focused and text-driven productions. (more...)

THE VALLEY OF ASTONISHMENT Begins 9/14 at Theatre for a New AudienceTHE VALLEY OF ASTONISHMENT Begins 9/14 at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The United States premiere of the internationally acclaimed new work written and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne, The Valley of Astonishment, featuring Kathryn Hunter (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Kafka's Monkey), Marcello Magni (Fragments), and Jared McNeill (The Suit), begins previews Sunday, September 14, at 7:30pm for an opening Thursday, September 18,at 7:30pm and a run through Sunday, October 5, at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

Public Theater's Free Mobile Shakespeare Will Tour PERICLES Throughout the BoroughsPublic Theater's Free Mobile Shakespeare Will Tour PERICLES Throughout the Boroughs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE SHAKESPEARE UNIT again this October with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE, directed by Rob Melrose. (more...)

Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This FallJay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire. (more...)

Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Adriane Lenox and More Star in Huntington's GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, Opening TonightMalcolm-Jamal Warner, Adriane Lenox and More Star in Huntington's GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company welcomes Julia Duffy, Tony Award winner Adriane Lenox, Boston favorite Will Lyman and Malcolm-Jamal Warner in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, the opening production of the 2014 Best of Boston's 33rd season. This funny and poignant stage adaptation of the award-winning 1967 film opens tonight, September 10, 2014. (more...)

USF's Fall Season Begins 9/17 with BOEING BOEINGUSF's Fall Season Begins 9/17 with BOEING BOEING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

As the weather gets crisper and the nights get longer, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is gearing up for its fall season. The outrageous farce, Boeing Boeing, by Marc Camoletti opens September 17, and Steven Dietz's adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure opens September 18. Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, which opened in June, bridges the gap between summer and fall. All three shows will run in repertory in the Randall L. Jones Theatre until October 18. (more...)

Win A Pair of Tickets to MEASURE FOR MEASURE, 9/7Win A Pair of Tickets to MEASURE FOR MEASURE, 9/7
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 1, 2014

Show partners Dulaang UP (DUP) and BroadwayWorld.com (BWW) are giving away a pair of tickets to the former's production of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure ('Hakbang sa Hakbang') at Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, Palma Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City on Sunday, September 7, at 3 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dulaang UP Presents MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Now Thru 9/7Photo Flash: Dulaang UP Presents MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Now Thru 9/7
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 1, 2014

Dulaang UP (DUP) celebrates the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth by staging one of the poet and dramatist's problem plays, Measure for Measure, and HAKBANG SA HAKBANG, a Filipino translation by Ron Capinding ('Middle Finger'), at Wilfrido Ma. Guererro Theater, Palma Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City until Sunday, September 7, with performances at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. (more...)

The Flea to Present Second Part of THE CUTTHROAT SERIES, 10/14-25The Flea to Present Second Part of THE CUTTHROAT SERIES, 10/14-25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The Flea Theater presents Pod 2 of their terrifying 4 part theatrical event - THE CUTTHROAT SERIES: GRAND GUIGNOL DUELS beginning October 14. These turn of the century French plays alternate between ghastly horrors and carnal comedies to create a gripping, deplorable evening of theater. To add to that thrill, audience members will vote on their favorite play from each of the four pods (titled GORE, CRUELTY, NIGHT TERROR, and LUST) and the winners will return for an extended run in January. The winner from GORE was TICS, OR DOING THE DEED. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Brockley Jack Theatre, October 3 2014BWW Reviews: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Brockley Jack Theatre, October 3 2014
by Gary Naylor - Oct 5, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a version of one of Shakespeare's more difficult plays set in the violent world of London's East End of the 1960s, but one with plenty of laughs too. (more...)

Graduate Ensemble Opens Season with Anton Chekhov's THE THREE SISTERS, 11/12-22Graduate Ensemble Opens Season with Anton Chekhov's THE THREE SISTERS, 11/12-22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA (CWRU/CPH MFA) Acting Program will present The Three Sisters in the Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre ("The Helen") at PlayhouseSquare for 10 performances only, November 12-22, 2014. Written by Anton Chekhov and directed by CWRU/CPH MFA Program Director Ron Wilson, this landmark piece of theatre opens the second season for the MFA Class of 2016. (more...)

Mine is Yours Theatre Company to Stage R&J at Theatre of NOTE, 11/7-16Mine is Yours Theatre Company to Stage R&J at Theatre of NOTE, 11/7-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Mine is Yours Theatre Company presents R&J, a gender-reversed Romeo and Juliet, at Theatre of NOTE in Hollywood for two weekends only! Playing November 7-16th, 2014. (more...)

John Tiffany-Helmed LET THE RIGHT ONE IN to Make American Debut at St. Ann's Warehouse This WinterJohn Tiffany-Helmed LET THE RIGHT ONE IN to Make American Debut at St. Ann's Warehouse This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back the National Theatre of Scotland, director John Tiffany and associate director Steven Hoggett for the American Premiere of Let the Right One In, which Jack Thorne adapted for the stage from John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel and screenplay, and which garnered tremendous acclaim on London's West End earlier this year. (more...)

Shapiro Sisters and Friends Concert to Benefit the 12.14 FoundationShapiro Sisters and Friends Concert to Benefit the 12.14 Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Abigail Shapiro, currently playing the lead role in Liberty: A Monumental New Musical and Milly Shapiro, a Tony Award Honoree/Grammy Award nominee for her work in the lead role of Matilda the Musical, known jointly as The Shapiro Sisters, will headline the 12.14 Foundation's Benefit Concert on November 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Playing with Fire at the Met's Premiere of John Adams's THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFERBWW Reviews: Playing with Fire at the Met's Premiere of John Adams's THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 25, 2014

Only someone who arrived convinced of the opera's bias could have found the Met's premiere of the John Adams-Alice Goodman THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER to be anti-Semitic. On the other hand, that doesn't mean that it's even-handed. (more...)

Lowell Byers to Lead PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE at The Old Globe; Cast & Creatives Announced!Lowell Byers to Lead PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE at The Old Globe; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre, directed by Ray Chambers and running November 15 - November 23 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh, John Lloyd Young, Sharon McNight and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko in DecemberTovah Feldshuh, John Lloyd Young, Sharon McNight and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko in December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Feinstein's at the Nikko is proud to announce the upcoming lineup for December 2014. Performers include Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh, Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young, "American Idol's" Kimberley Locke, Tony Award nominee -- and San Francisco legend -- Sharon McNight, "America's Got Talent's" Shawn Ryan, Dave Damiani & the No Vacancy Orchestra with special guest Renee Olstead & Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., San Francisco's favorite Russian redhead Katya-Smirnoff-Skyy, crooner Russ Lorenson, Bay Area jazz singer Yvonne Flores and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Hugh Jackman and Company Begin Rehearsals Today for THE RIVER; Yesterday? Fishing!Photo Flash: Hugh Jackman and Company Begin Rehearsals Today for THE RIVER; Yesterday? Fishing!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Rehearsals begin today, Thursday, October 2 in New York City for The River, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo and directed by Ian Rickson. The River begins preview performances in four weeks on Friday, October 31 and will open on Sunday, November 16 at the Circle in the Square Theatre (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The production will play a strictly limited 13-week engagement through Sunday, January 25, 2015. (more...)

STICKBOY to Open in Vancouver, 10/23STICKBOY to Open in Vancouver, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Vancouver, BC ~ The cultural event of the fall season hits Vancouver on October 23: the world premiere of Vancouver Opera's revolutionary new opera, Stickboy, composed by Neil Weisensel with libretto by world-renowned spoken-word artist Shane Koyczan. This beautiful, courageous and visually stunning opera explores the inner life of a young boy transformed by bullying. (more...)

All in the Family - Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!All in the Family - Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 18, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opened on September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

The Flea to Premiere I SEE YOU Next Month Off-BroadwayThe Flea to Premiere I SEE YOU Next Month Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Flea presents the World Premiere of I SEE YOU by Kate Robin. This romantic comedy will be directed by Flea Artistic Director Jim Simpson. Previews of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement begin November 7 with opening slated for Sunday, November 16. (more...)

Wesley Stace's CABINET OF WONDERS to Return to New York and London in 2014-15Wesley Stace's CABINET OF WONDERS to Return to New York and London in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Cabinet of Wonders, the acclaimed variety show hosted by celebrated author, NPR personality and singer/songwriter Wesley Stace, returns to New York with shows on October 24, November 21, March 7, April 10 and May 8 at City Winery and heads to London on January 31 for a show at Cecil Sharp House. (more...)

Cast Announced for The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour, Beginning 10/28Cast Announced for The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour, Beginning 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The Old Globe invites your participation and coverage as it begins presenting shows through an exciting new producing platform, Globe for All. This free-of-charge tour of a professional production of Shakespeare will allow the theatre to serve more communities throughout San Diego by collaborating with a diverse range of local organizations. Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein directs the first production, Shakespeare's fascinating romance All's Well That Ends Well. He has cast local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program. The first Globe for All free Shakespeare tour will begin October 28 and will culminate in three low-cost performances on November 7 to 9 in the Globe's Hattox Hall, part of the Karen and Donald Cohn Education Center in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/7/14 - THE ELEPHANT MAN, ELF, BEST IN SHOWS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/7/14 - THE ELEPHANT MAN, ELF, BEST IN SHOWS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 7, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Bradley Cooper brings THE ELEPHANT MAN to life on Broadway, ELF kicks off two tours today, stars gather this Sunday at BEST IN SHOWS to benefit the Humane Society and more! (more...)

Rooney Mara to Star in Film Adaptation of Olivier Award-Winning Play BLACKBIRDRooney Mara to Star in Film Adaptation of Olivier Award-Winning Play BLACKBIRD
by Movies News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Jean Doumanian Productions announced today that the Academy AwardŽ nominee Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Ben Mendelsohn (The Place Beyond the Pines) will star in the upcoming film, Blackbird (more...)

BWW Interviews: For Joseph Marcell, Leading KING LEAR is 'Extraordinary'BWW Interviews: For Joseph Marcell, Leading KING LEAR is 'Extraordinary'
by Sally Henry - Nov 5, 2014

Joseph Marcell is best known for his role on the hit '90s sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, in which he played Geoffrey, the butler. Since then, this former comedy star has taken up Shakespeare and is now on an international tour as the title character in The Globe Theatre's production of KING LEAR. He took the time to speak with BroadwayWorld about the Shakespearean experience, audiences' reactions around the world, and the challenges of such a role. (more...)

Coulthard and Donovan To Star In UK Tour Of THE KING'S SPEECH From Feb 2015Coulthard and Donovan To Star In UK Tour Of THE KING'S SPEECH From Feb 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The King's Speech - the play from which the Oscar-winning movie that starred Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush was adapted - will set out on its first national tour in 2015. (more...)

Sean Graney's TWELVE NIGHTS Runs 12/4-14 at TheaterlabSean Graney's TWELVE NIGHTS Runs 12/4-14 at Theaterlab
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Pull Together Productions will present the New York City premiere of Twelve Nights by Sean Graney, directed by Brian Gillespie and playing December 4th through the 14th at Theaterlab, 357 West 36th Street, NYC. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company's TWELFTH NIGHT Notoriously Fabulous at the DixonTN Shakespeare Company's TWELFTH NIGHT Notoriously Fabulous at the Dixon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Inspired by both titles of William Shakespeare's popular, musical comedy, Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, continues its seventh season of plays with a turn-of-the-century musical hall production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will. (more...)

And the Verdict Is... Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY!And the Verdict Is... Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY!
by Meet the Cast - Nov 2, 2014

The star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, opened on October 9, 2014, at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Sunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on BroadwaySunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 16, 2014

From Broadway debuts to stage veterans, this season is swarming with big screen stars. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the backstory on this year's film-to-stage transplants. Scroll down to learn more, and be sure to let us who you're most excited to see on the Great White Way, plus which actors you'd like to make the leap! (more...)

TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New AudienceTAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Christopher Marlowe's 1587 epic Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, edited and directed by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd and starring John Douglas Thompson, opens Sunday, November 16, at 1:00pm at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Presents HOLIDAY POPS, 12/12The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Presents HOLIDAY POPS, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra presents the 3rd annual Holiday Pops concert on Friday, December 12 at 8:00pm at Hill Auditorium. The orchestra will be joined by the Boychoir of Ann Arbor, Measure for Measure, and the Huron & Pioneer High School Choruses. Holiday Pops is co-sponsored by the Bank of Ann Arbor. (more...)

BWW Previews: REPaloud's WOMEN ON TOP Stars Exceptional Cast of Nashville ActressesBWW Previews: REPaloud's WOMEN ON TOP Stars Exceptional Cast of Nashville Actresses
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 12, 2014

It's the stuff of theatrical legend. Or perhaps it's the perfect recipe for a theatrical endeavor of legendary proportions. You must simply bring together eight of Nashville's finest actresses under the direction of a man who is helping to change the face of local theater with his inventive, imaginative original works. Then give them two noteworthy scripts from the late 20th century and place them in a rehearsal hall to prepare for public consumption (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 12/13-14Tovah Feldshuh Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 12/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Acclaimed Broadway, film and television star, Tovah Feldshuh - nominated six times for the Tony and Emmy Awards-brings to San Francisco for the first time, her award winning one-woman show, Tovah: Out of Her Mind! at Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - December 13 (7 p.m.) and December 14 (7 p.m.). In Tovah: Out Of Her Mind!, Ms. Feldshuh will perform songs from Gershwin to Judy Collins as well as portray a gallery of hilarious characters 8 to 80 from socialite Muffy Brooke Asthma Alsop on Park Avenue to Grandma Ada in the Bronx. Tickets for Tovah Feldshuh range in price from $45-$60 and are available now by calling ?866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

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 the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Bruno Latour and Company to Tackle Climate Change in GAIA GLOBAL CIRCUS at The Kitchen This FallBruno Latour and Company to Tackle Climate Change in GAIA GLOBAL CIRCUS at The Kitchen This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Kitchen and the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism are pleased to present the U.S. premiere of Gaia Global Circus, a one-of-a-kind theatrical experiment that explores society's ambivalence toward mankind's greatest threat: global warming. (more...)

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