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TFANA Presents Simon Godwin's New Staging of MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) is pleased to announce casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. The production, which marks Godwin's first time directing Shakespeare for an American company, runs June 17 - July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Casting Announced for ALLIGATORS at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Hampstead Theatre has announced the casting for Andrew Keatley's Alligators, a Hampstead Downstairs Original. Directed by Simon Evans, this burning new thriller asks how well we actually know those closest to us and explores how shameful secrets, that we thought long buried, can come back to bite us. (more...)

Karen Ziemba Replaces Nancy Opel in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Just announced, Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba will join Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

BWW Previews: 1984 at Outré Theatre Company
by John Lariviere - Jun 7, 2017

The Outre Theatre Company is proud to announce the first production of its 2017/18 season will be George Orwell's seminal dystopia 1984, adapted by Andrew White. This is Outre's sixth full season, and its first in its new home at the recently opened Pompano Beach Cultural Center (more...)

Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Curve's Production of FANTASTIC MR FOX Returns to London for Summer Run
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Curve and Lyric Hammersmith today announce that, following a successful UK tour, their production of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox will return for a second run at Lyric Hammersmith this summer.  The production, adapted for the stage by Sam Holcroft, directed by Maria Aberg with original music by Arthur Darvill, runs at the Lyric Hammersmith from 26 July to 20 August, after it completes its national tour.   (more...)

Orwell's 1984 Comes to Pompano Beach Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The Outre Theatre Company is proud to announce the first production of its 2017/18 season will be George Orwell's seminal dystopia 1984, adapted by Andrew White.  This is Outre's sixth full season, and its first in its new home at the recently opened Pompano Beach Cultural Center. (more...)

ROMEO & JULIET Gets a Mod Makeover at Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Shakespeare is given a mod-ern twist in a brand new production of Romeo & Juliet coming to the Belgrade Theatre this June. Shakespeare's most famous love story is brought to the stage with a musical Mods and Rockers theme by Oddsocks Productions who have built a reputation for producing new and innovative adaptations of Shakespeare classics. (more...)

BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Kentucky Shakespeare
by Keith Waits - Jun 7, 2017

Make 'Em Laugh (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem Announces Free Production of THREE MUSKETEERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director) presents the New York premiere of The Three Musketeers, written by Catherine Bush and adapted from the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas. (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Announces BODIES Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Lorna Brown, Brian Ferguson, Philip Goldacre, Salma Hoque, Justine Mitchell and Hannah Rae have been cast in Vivienne Franzmann's Bodies directed by Jude Christian. (more...)

Married Couple to Return for 20th Anniversary TAMING OF THE SHREW at Michigan Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Twenty years ago the fledgling Jackson Shakespeare Festival mounted a production of The Taming Of The Shrew. In the director's chair was internationally-renowned actor/director/playwright John Neville-Andrews. On stage was the first pairing of Janice Waldron and David Blixt, playing opposite each other as Kate and Petruchio. Waldron had just graduated from the Hilberry conservatory program in Detroit, while Ann Arbor native Blixt had performed as Mercutio at the festival the previous year. The results were electric. (more...)

Marin Shakespeare Company Announces 2017 Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2017

Marin Shakespeare Company, Marin County's professional and award-winning outdoor summer Shakespeare festival, announces its 2017 season. Presented under the summer stars at Forest Meadows in San Rafael from June 23 to Sept. 24, Marin Shakespeare Company's 28th season features 'Much Ado About Nothing,' 'The Three Musketeers' and 'Love's Labour's Lost.' The summer season will feature a non-repertory schedule, with designated performance runs for each production with shows at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 4 p.m. Sundays; and 8 p.m. on select Sundays. (more...)

BWW Review: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at City Theatre Misses The Mark With The Bard
by Lynn Beaver - Jun 4, 2017

William Shakespeare's comedies have become a staple of summertime theatre the world over. City Theatre's production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW is one of several of the Bard's best playing in Austin in the next few weeks. Unfortunately this lackluster presentation misses the mark on multiple levels. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 3, 2017
by - Jun 3, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Announces Outdoor Shakespeare at The Mount
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Jonathan Croy and Douglas Seldin, and performed outside at The Dell at The Mount. This magical favorite, presented by Shakespeare & Company's Northeast Regional Education Tour and Riotous Youth Faculty, runs from July 11 to August 19, 2017. (more...)

Nancy Anderson Joins Cast of NYMF's FOURTH MESSENGER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Fresh off the triumphant run of Sunset Boulevard, NANCY ANDERSON will play the role of world-famous spiritual teacher Mama Sid in New York Musical Festival and 4M Productions' East Coast premiere of THE FOURTH MESSENGER, a contemporary Western re-imagining of the Buddha legend featuring a flawed, female Buddha figure, as part of the New York Musical Festival. (more...)

Shit-Faced Shakespeare Announce BSL Signed Performance of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Shit-faced Shakespeare has announced a BSL interpreted performance of their chaotic and unpredictable Much Ado About Nothing. Each night, the script goes out the window as one sozzled actor sloshes through their lines and the rest of the cast incorporate his or her drunken ravings into the plot, however strange and implausible. (more...)

Cast Announced for Revival of COMING CLEAN at King's Head
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

King's Head Theatre, London has announced casting for the 35th anniversary production of Coming Clean, Kevin Elyot's first play, directed by Artistic Director of King's Head Theatre, Adam Spreadbury-Maher.  The production, which will run at the King's Head Theatre from 25 July to 26 August 2017, with a press night on Friday 28 July, will star Lee Knight as Tony, Elliot Hadley as William/Jurgen, Tom Lambert as Robert and Jason Nwoga as Greg.  (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company's ANTONY & CLEOPATRA Comes to River Street Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

This upcoming July 4th weekend, Jaffrey's River Street Theatre Stage2Screen Series will present the globally acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company production of Shakespeare's ANTONY & CLEOPATRA which was captured in high-definition as it was performed on stage in Stratford-upon-Avon on May 24, 2017. It will be screened at 1:30pm and 6:30pm on Sunday, July 2nd and again at 1:30pm on Monday, July 3rd. (more...)

Daniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company's Summer Program Soars with ALADDIN JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

'A Whole New World' kicks off the summer youth program with Aladdin JR., based on the iconic animated film and featuring an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Soar to new heights on a magical, flying carpet ride filled with romance, adventure and hilarious hijinks. When street urchin Aladdin vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more beloved characters come to life in this fantastical musical that celebrates the power of love and friendship. Aladdin JR. is directed and choreographed by Carolanne Marano, with Musical Direction by Miriam Arichea. The production opens July 7 and runs for 5 performances only through July 9. (more...)

NYPD Cop Turned Actor James R Alexander Joins Cincinnati Shakespeare's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Long Island based actor and former NYPD police officer James R. Alexander has signed on for the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's full 2017 - 18 season in Cincinnati Ohio. (more...)

Bar of the Week: THE SHAKESPEARE Debuts Garden Terrace Happy Hour on Summer Fridays
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 22, 2017

The Shakespeare at The William Hotel is having a 'Much Ado About Nothing' Happy Hour on summer Fridays in their Garden Terrace outdoor patio. (more...)

ONE VOICE AT THE OLD VIC to Feature Monologues by Mark Watson, Amelia Bullmore, and Yasmina Reza
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Old Vic today announced the next One Voice at The Old Vic which will take place on 7 July featuring new monologues written by Mark Watson and Amelia Bullmore performed by Katherine Parkinson and Niamh Cusack as well as a monologue by Yasmina Reza. (more...)

Repercussions Theatre Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

From July 13 to August 15 inclusive, Repercussions Theatre presents Much Ado About Nothing for its annual family-friendly Shakespeare-in-the-Park (SITP) tour. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli and producer Rachel Karpf are proud to announce that tickets are now available for Lisa's new play, STUFFED. (more...)

OUT ON A LIMB: New Plays From America's Finest City at SRT Opens 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Scripps Ranch Theatre, located on the campus of Alliant International University, presents their 6th Annual Out on a Limb - New Plays from America's Finest City. Scripps Ranch Theatre is a leader in the Southern California Arts Community in developing and producing new plays. The pieces are all new, world-premiere plays written by area playwrights, and have a common theme of having something to do with San Diego. This year, the festival will run for two weekends; July 14-16 & July 21-23, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. (more...)

New Work BULLET CATCHERS, Featuring Women in Combat, Headed Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

CLUTCH PRODUCTIONS, in association with JOSIAH GRIMM, has announced the world premiere production of Maggie Moore and Julia Sears' BULLET CATCHERS, with music directed by Yeujia Low, directed by Julia Sears. BULLET CATCHERS will play a limited engagement at Off-Broadway's Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square Park South). (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes the Creators and Star of HVMLET
by Broadwaysted - Jun 20, 2017

To be, or not to be... Broadwaysted? That was an easy question for our new #FriendsOfTheShow Tatiana Baccari, Wednesday Derrico, and Blair Baker of the upcoming production of HVMLET. This week we're pouring out mimosa's while our guests discuss their intersectional feminist adaptation of Shakespeare's classic drama appearing at the SheNYC Festival. (more...)

Kwame Kwei-Armah to Depart Baltimore Center Stage at End of 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Board of Directors of Baltimore Center Stage and Kwame Kwei-Armah jointly announced today that Kwei-Armah will leave his position as artistic director at the end of his contract on June 30, 2018. (more...)

Backstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state. (more...)

Lisa Palfrey, Hayley Squires, and More Join Young Vic's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Lisa Palfry (Big Mama), Hayley Squires (Mae) and Brian Gleeson (Gooper) with Richard Hansel (Doctor) and Michael J Shannon (Reverend) join the previously announced Sienna Miller (Maggie), Jack O'Connell (Brick) and Colm Meaney (Big Daddy) for the Young Vic production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. (more...)

ANIMAL, Starring Rebecca Hall, Extends at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the New York premiere play Animal by Clare Lizzimore (Mint) and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Harper Regan, Bluebird) has been extended an additional week through Sunday, July 2 in advance of officially opening next Tuesday, June 6. (more...)

Tanya Shaffer & Vienna Teng's THE FOURTH MESSENGER to Bring Buddha Legend to NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

New York Musical Festival and 4M Productions will present the East Coast premiere of THE FOURTH MESSENGER, a contemporary Western re-imagining of the Buddha legend featuring a flawed, female Buddha figure, as part of the New York Musical Festival. (more...)

FOURTH MESSENGER Gets East Coast Premiere at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

New York Musical Festival and 4M Productions will present the East Coast premiere of THE FOURTH MESSENGER, a contemporary Western re-imagining of the Buddha legend featuring a flawed, female Buddha figure, as part of the New York Musical Festival. The production, which begins performances on Tuesday, July 18th at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street) includes book and lyrics by Tanya Shaffer and music and additional lyrics by Vienna Teng, and is directed by Broadway director Matt August (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas: the Musical). Performances will continue through July 23rd. nymf.org/fourthmessenger (more...)

Tickets On Sale for Return of Anna O'Byrne in Julie Andrews' MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

Due to continued and extraordinary demand, on Monday June 26 new tickets will be released for the Sydney return season of My Fair Lady.  Directed by Julie Andrews the show will commence at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday August 24 for a strictly limited season. (more...)

FSU/Asolo Conservatory's Dog Days Theatre to Kick Off with RELATIVELY SPEAKING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training kicks off the inaugural season of Dog Days Theatre, a new theater project offering smart, contemporary works just light enough for the dog days of summer, with Tony Award and Laurence Olivier Award-winning British playwright Alan Ayckbourn's bright and brassy comedy RELATIVELY SPEAKING. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience presents Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family. Measure for Measure is the first time Godwin is directing Shakespeare with an American company. The production runs this weekend, June 17, through July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL Set for Shakespeare in the Parking Lot This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, presented by The Drilling Company, opens its 23rd season July 6 to 22 with 'All's Well That Ends Well,' directed by Karla Hendrick.  It's the first time this play has been presented in a parking lot, ever. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd and Hijinx Theatre Company Present World Premiere Production of BOHO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Theatr Clwyd and Hijinx Theatre Company today announces the co-production of the world premiere production of BoHo. Opening at Theatr Clwyd on Thursday 22 June, this production will transfer to Galeri in Caernarfon, where it will open the Hijinx Unity Festival at the end of June. (more...)

HAMLET to Open Midsommer Flight's Sixth Season at Lincoln Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

HAMLET is the summer production in Midsommer Flight's sixth season bringing free Shakespeare to Chicago's parks. It opens Saturday, July 8 at Lincoln Park, 2045 N. Lincoln Park West. (more...)

Gate Theatre Announces New Associates and Full Line-up for Intransit Festival Takeover
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Following the recent announcement of her inaugural season as Artistic Director of Gate Theatre, Ellen McDougall today announces two new Associates joining the Gate - Jude Christian, and Anthony Simpson-Pike. Former Associate Director Lynette Linton also re-joins the team as Director of the Young Associates programme. (more...)

PRESENT LAUGHTER's Kevin Kline Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Kevin Kline has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for PRESENT LAUGHTER. (more...)

Richard Nelson's ILLYRIA, Lynn Nottage's MLIMA'S TALE, UNDER THE RADAR and More Among Public Theater's 50th Anniversary Season at Astor Place
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette. (more...)

Cast Complete for Iris Theatre's Open-Air Production of MACBETH at Covent Garden
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Final casting is revealed today for Iris Theatre's 10th anniversary immersive production of Macbeth, joining the previously announced David Hywel Baynes, who has returned from the US to star as Macbeth following his Best Actor Offie Award-nominated tour-de-force as King Richard in Richard III, also for Iris Theatre. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Announces Casting for ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) announced today the complete cast of its 22nd production of Free Shakespeare on the Common, William Shakespeare's immortal drama Romeo & Juliet, directed by Allegra Libonati. Performances are free of charge, and will take place on the Boston Common, near the Parkman Bandstand.   (more...)

Ophelia's Jump Presents 2017 Midsummer Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Ophelia's Jump Productions presents their Annual Midsummer Shakespeare Festival with HAMLET and Much Ado About Nothing. (more...)

LOVE GOES TOWARD LOVE: A Shakesqueerian Exploration of Love and Longing
by Joni Lorraine - Jun 1, 2017

You can count on an evening of Shakespeare that will be performed with expertise and ease. It's a worthy experiment in which to participate. (more...)

EVERYDAY EDNA MAE by Robin Rice Premieres in Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Presents the New York premiere of Robin Rice's Everyday Edna Mae June 15 at 7:30pm, June 20 at 8:45pm, and June 22 at 9:30pm. All performances are at the Flamboyan Theatre located inside the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street, New York City. (more...)

Seattle Opera Announces Summer Fest 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Come one, come all: Bring the whole family and spend the afternoon at McCaw Hall for Seattle Opera's Summer Fest on July 15. Admission is free! (more...)

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