The Barn Theatre School to Stage HANDS ON A HARDBODY This AugustThe Barn Theatre School to Stage HANDS ON A HARDBODY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Truckin' on to the Barn Theatre stage is Rex Smith starring in HANDS ON A HARDBODY! Playing August 11 - 23. (more...)

Danny Lee Wynter, Belinda Lang & More to Lead Nuffield's THE GLASS MENAGERIEDanny Lee Wynter, Belinda Lang & More to Lead Nuffield's THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

This October, Nuffield's Director Samuel Hodges, now in his second year leading the company, will direct a production of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. The production marks Hodges' directorial debut with Nuffield, which will feature design by Ultz (Olivier Award winner, Jerusalem, Royal Court). (more...)

Penobscot Theatre Company's Dramatic Academy to Present Two Takes on Shakespeare's 'MUCH ADO'Penobscot Theatre Company's Dramatic Academy to Present Two Takes on Shakespeare's 'MUCH ADO'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Penobscot Theatre Company's Dramatic Academy is delighted to present Much Ado About Nothing and A Great Big Deal Over Nothing at the historic Bangor Opera House, August 14-16. 'We're excited to produce one of Shakespeare's comedic classics,' said Director of Education Amy Roeder. 'To add to the fun, we're also producing a modern retelling of the story for our younger actors and audience members, A Great Big Deal Over Nothing!' (more...)

Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse opens its world premiere of Up Here, a new musical comedy featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife composing team of Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit), recipients of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song for their hit song, 'Let It Go,' from the Disney animated film Frozen. Up Here is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Broadway's Rocky, Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love, Playhouse's Peter and the Starcatcher) and will run July 28 - September 6 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. Up Here is being presented by special arrangement with Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, along with Victor Alvarez, Warner/Chappell Music, Sally Horchow International Productions, Caiola Productions, Dominion Pictures. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre to Present MISALLIANCE, 8/5-30The Shakespeare Theatre to Present MISALLIANCE, 8/5-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present George Bernard Shaw's comedy Misalliance, directed by Artistic Associate/Casting Director Stephen Brown-Fried. Performances begin Wednesday, August 5th and continue through Sunday, August 30th at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Individual tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by visiting ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK Set for DMT, 8/27-9/20Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK Set for DMT, 8/27-9/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre 2015-2016 Revelations Season kicks off with the regional premiere of Lynn Nottage's biting satire about racial stereotyping in Hollywood: BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK.  By The Way, Meet Vera Stark will have 15 performances, including one preview, August 27 through September 20, 2015, at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward, CA. (more...)

Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Michael Grandage Company today announces the full company for the UK premiere of Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51. Nicole Kidman who leads the company as Rosalind Franklin is joined by Will Attenborough (James Watson), Edward Bennett (Francis Crick), Stephen Campbell Moore (Maurice Wilkins), Patrick Kennedy (Don Caspar) and Joshua Silver (Ray Gosling). Photograph 51 opens at the Noel Coward Theatre on 14 September, with previews from 5 September, and runs until 21 November. (more...)

Cal Shakes to Continue 41st Season with THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, 8/12-9/6Cal Shakes to Continue 41st Season with THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, 8/12-9/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2015 season with groundbreaking playwright Charles Ludlam's high-camp homage to the horror genre, The Mystery of Irma Vep. Directed by Jonathan Moscone in his final production as Cal Shakes Artistic Director, and featuring Danny Scheie and Liam Vincent, The Mystery of Irma Vep plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from August 12 through September 6. (more...)

GUYS & DOLLS, INTO THE WOODS and TORTOISE & HARE Set for Summer Stock Austin's 11th SeasonGUYS & DOLLS, INTO THE WOODS and TORTOISE & HARE Set for Summer Stock Austin's 11th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway… turns out, they're just as bright in the Rollins Studio Theatre, where Summer Stock Austin will play its 11th summer season with Great White Way favorites Into the Woods and Guys & Dolls, in addition to the world premiere of Allen Robertson and Damon Brown's newest family musical, Tortoise & Hare. Tickets are now on sale and start at $25, with a special $17 ticket for students. (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Opens Tonight in the West EndAMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot blasts into the UK, opening tonight 22 July at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. (more...)

Lily Rabe Joining AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL?Lily Rabe Joining AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL?
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 22, 2015

A familiar face returns for AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL! (more...)

White Heron Theatre Co. to Present GRAVEDIGGER'S TALE ON NANTUCKETWhite Heron Theatre Co. to Present GRAVEDIGGER'S TALE ON NANTUCKET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The White Heron Theatre Company announces a one-of-a-kind pop-up theatre experience with the opening ofGravedigger's Tale, a new, interactive, one-man play conceived and directed by Robert Richmond and produced in tandem with the Folger Theatre.  (more...)

New York Innovative Theatre Foundation Announces IT Award NominationsNew York Innovative Theatre Foundation Announces IT Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

On Monday, July 20, 2015, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 11 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2015 nominees at its annual event, The IT Party. Celebrating eleven years and thousands of nominees at DIAMOND HORSESHOE, home of Queen of the Night, 235 West 46th Street, 7pm-10pm. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Added to Utah Shakes' 2016 SeasonMARY POPPINS Added to Utah Shakes' 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

With so much to look forward to in 2016, the Utah Shakespeare Festival has secured the rights to Disney's beloved musical, Mary Poppins. Before a public announcement could be made a signed contract and confirmation had to be received which just happened late last week. (more...)

Photo Flash: Independent Shakespeare Co.'s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHINGPhoto Flash: Independent Shakespeare Co.'s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

Independent Shakespeare Co. presents Much Ado About Nothing, now playing at the Griffith Park Free Theatre Festival. Check out photos below! (more...)

Midsommer Flight Presents MACBETH and TWELFTH NIGHTMidsommer Flight Presents MACBETH and TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2015

Midsommer Flight announces its fourth season presenting free Shakespeare productions, returning to Chicago parks this summer with the classic tragedy Macbeth. Dedicated to presenting quality, accessible productions of Shakespeare's plays, Midsommer Flight is a proud arts partner with the Chicago Park District. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 1-7THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 1-7
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 7, 2015

Still reeling from Something Rotten's Bryant Park performance? Still trying to win the 'Ham4Ham' lottery? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Eleasha Gamble, Jack Willis & More Added to Arena Stage's 2015-16 SeasonEleasha Gamble, Jack Willis & More Added to Arena Stage's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces artist additions for the 2015/16 season, with select cast and creative team members announced for Destiny of Desire, Oliver!, Sweat and All the Way as part of the theater's 66th season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Betsy Wolfe and Matt Bittner in New Robert & Kristen Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at Betsy Wolfe and Matt Bittner in New Robert & Kristen Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse opens its world premiere of UP HERE, a new musical comedy featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife composing team of Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit), recipients of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song for their hit song, 'Let It Go,' from the Disney animated film Frozen. UP HERE is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Broadway's Rocky, Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love, Playhouse's Peter and the Starcatcher) and runs now through September 6 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

James Barry, Damon Daunno, Justin Kirk and Lucas Papaelias to Star in Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS! at the GeffenJames Barry, Damon Daunno, Justin Kirk and Lucas Papaelias to Star in Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS! at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Geffen Playhouse has announced the cast for its West Coast premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS! A Modish Ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, opening the not-for-profit organization's 20th anniversary season in the Gil Cates Theater. Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones (Friday Night Lights, Boardwalk Empire) with songs by Grammy Award winner Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and staged by Jackson Gay, THESE PAPER BULLETS! was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre where it premiered in 2014. (more...)

Inebriated Shakespeare to Perform at Kavanagh's Irish PubInebriated Shakespeare to Perform at Kavanagh's Irish Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Seven actors take the term 'Party hard like the Bard' quite literally. Inebriated Shakespeare is a true case of SUI, Soliloquy Under the Influence! (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of EVENTIDE at Arcola TheatreFull Cast Set for World Premiere of EVENTIDE at Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Up in Arms and Arcola Theatre today announce the full cast for the world premiere of Barney Norris's new play, Eventide. Alice Hamilton directsHasan Dixon (Mark), James Doherty (John) and Ellie Piercy (Liz). The production opens on 25 September at Arcola Theatre, with previews from 23 September, and runs until 17 October, ahead of a national tour to Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, The North Wall, Salisbury Playhouse and The Brewery, Bristol Tobacco Factory. (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company Sets 2015 Christmas ShowsRoyal Shakespeare Company Sets 2015 Christmas Shows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Royal Shakespeare Company has announced its upcoming 2015 Christmas shows. Further details on all the below on their website www.rsc.org.uk. (more...)

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Professor Launches SHAKESPEARE, NOT STIRRED BookWorcester Polytechnic Institute Professor Launches SHAKESPEARE, NOT STIRRED Book
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

What do you get when you mix Shakespearean characters, the ups and downs of modern-day life, and delicious food and drink recipes? You get Shakespeare, Not Stirred: Cocktails for Your Everyday Dramas, a new book co-authored by Michelle Ephraim, associate professor of English at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). (more...)

BWW Review: 'Blanche, Did Ya Know There Are Rats in the Cellar?' Circuit's BUYER AND CELLAR Clarifies ThatBWW Review: 'Blanche, Did Ya Know There Are Rats in the Cellar?' Circuit's BUYER AND CELLAR Clarifies That
by Joseph Baker - Aug 31, 2015

Take a trip to Barbra's basement. (more...)

BWW Preview: SHAKESBEER by NYSX September Pub Crawls in NYCBWW Preview: SHAKESBEER by NYSX September Pub Crawls in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 31, 2015

ShakesBEER by the New York Shakespeare Exchange announced their September dates for entertaining pub crawls in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City. Join the merriment on Saturday, September 12th and Saturday, September 19th. (more...)

Hulu and EPIX Announce Extensive Multi-Year AgreementHulu and EPIX Announce Extensive Multi-Year Agreement
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Hulu and the premium entertainment network EPIX have closed a landmark, multi-year digital SVOD deal that will bring new releases from Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount to Hulu for the first time beginning October 1st. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. Extends ROMEO & JULIETIndependent Shakespeare Co. Extends ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. is thrilled to announce that its critically-acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare's ROMEO & JULIET, directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Artistic Director Melissa Chalsma is RETURNING to the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival for three performances in September following Much Ado About Nothing. (more...)

Theatre Y to Present 'An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences, Underneath The Lintel'Theatre Y to Present 'An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences, Underneath The Lintel'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Theatre Y presents "An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences: Underneath the Lintel" by Glen Berger, at various locations in Chicago, opening September 19, 2015. "Lovely Evidences," directed by Melissa Lorraine with Assistant Direction from Jordan Matthew Walsh, featuring Darren Hill, previews on September 18 at Theatre Y (entrance via side alley at 2649 N Francisco), press opening September 19 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (2012 W Dickens Ave); show runs every Monday, ongoing, with "flash mob" performances at locations to be announced weekly. For more information, visitTheatre-Y.com. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group to Open 6th Season with ROMEO & JULIET and THE MANDRAKEQuintessence Theatre Group to Open 6th Season with ROMEO & JULIET and THE MANDRAKE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its sixth season of progressive classic theatre with Shakespeare's romantic tragedy ROMEO AND JULIET presented in rotating repertory with Wallace Shawn's celebrated translation of Machiavelli's sex comedy THE MANDRAKE. A nine actor repertory ensemble comprised of Quintessence's best and director Alexander Burns will continue to establish Quintessence's brand of full throttle epic classic theatre for today. ROMEO AND JULIET will begin previews on Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 3 at 8pm.  THE MANDRAKE will begin previews on Wednesday, October 14 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 17 at 8pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Cal Shakes to Close 41st Main Stage Season with KING LEARCal Shakes to Close 41st Main Stage Season with KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

California Shakespeare Theater concludes its 2015 Main Stage season with King Lear, Shakespeare's most brilliant and profound tragedy, helmed by nationally-acclaimed director Amanda Dehnert, and featuring two-time Tony nominee and film star Anthony Heald (Silence of the Lambs, Broadway's The Elephant Man with Bradley Cooper) in the title role. King Lear plays at the BART-accessible Bruns Amphitheater from September 16 through October 11. (more...)

Jason Kravits Returning to Host 2015 IT AwardsJason Kravits Returning to Host 2015 IT Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 11 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, will present 26 awards for outstanding achievement in theatre at the 11th Annual New York innovative Theatre Awards Ceremony, Mason Hall at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 17 Lexington Avenue.  (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Star in FUNNYMAN Premiere at Northlight This FallGeorge Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Star in FUNNYMAN Premiere at Northlight This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's FUNNYMAN, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season.  (more...)

Actors Co-op to Present Stephen Schwartz's THE BAKER'S WIFE, Opening 9/18Actors Co-op to Present Stephen Schwartz's THE BAKER'S WIFE, Opening 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2015 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) is thrilled to announce the first show in its 2015-2016 season (and 24th year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with THE BAKER'S WIFE, book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof, Zorba), music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), musical direction by Jake Anthony, choreography by Julie Hall, produced by Kimi Walker and directed by Ovation Award-winner Richard Israel (110 in the Shade, Floyd Collins). THE BAKER'S WIFE will preview on Wednesday, September 16 and Thursday, September 17 at 8pm and will open on Friday, September 18 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 25 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for UK and Ireland Tour of MARY POPPINS, October - Milo Twomey, Rebecca Lock and More Join Zizi Strallen and Matt Lee!Full Cast Announced for UK and Ireland Tour of MARY POPPINS, October - Milo Twomey, Rebecca Lock and More Join Zizi Strallen and Matt Lee!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh are delighted to announce the full cast for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of their multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS, opening at Leicester Curve on 12 October 2015. (more...)

 Ben Power's A TENDER THING Receives Adelaide Premiere Ben Power's A TENDER THING Receives Adelaide Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2015

Shakespeare's works have been adapted in many ways through the centuries, including for modern stage audiences and for film and television. (more...)

Soho Rep's 2015-16 Season to Feature Premieres, Workshops & MoreSoho Rep's 2015-16 Season to Feature Premieres, Workshops & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Sarah Benson and Executive Director Cynthia Flowers, Soho Rep. has continually produced work by bold artists who harness the intimate power of the organization's own 73-seat black box theater, as well as other spaces, to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep.'s 2015-16 season, announced today, comprises two more ambitious new works-both characterized by irreverent humor, wild theatricality, and extraordinarily inventive language-and Write with Us, a series of open-to-the-public writing workshops led by acclaimed, Soho Rep.-produced playwrights. (more...)

Oscar-Winner George Chakiris to Appear at The Old Globe's WEST SIDE STORY Screening Next WeekOscar-Winner George Chakiris to Appear at The Old Globe's WEST SIDE STORY Screening Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

George Chakiris, who won an Oscar for his breakout role of 'Bernardo' in Jerome Robbins's WEST SIDE STORY, will be our Guest of Honor at the Free Summer Shakespeare screening of the film on Monday, August 24. (more...)

Full Cast Set for THE COCKTAIL PARTY in The Coronet's Main AuditoriumFull Cast Set for THE COCKTAIL PARTY in The Coronet's Main Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Full casting is announced for the first major London revival of The Cocktail Party in over 25 years, which will be staged in the main auditorium at the iconic Coronet, and marks a transitional moment in the building's redevelopment as the larger space becomes home to the Print Room's eclectic programme. Directed by rising star Abbey Wright, this new Print Room production of TS Eliot's masterpiece plays from 14 September to 10 October, with a cast that includes Helen Bradbury, Richard Dempsey, Hilton McRae, Chloe Pirrie, Christopher Ravenscroft, John Wark and Marcia Warren. (more...)

En Garde Arts to Present BOSSS Throughout Hudson River Park, 10/2-4En Garde Arts to Present BOSSS Throughout Hudson River Park, 10/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

En Garde Founder Anne Hamburger, a Pioneering Producer of Site-Specific Theater in New York, Returns with New Festival Challenging 26 Emerging Artists to Think Big (more...)

Two Royal Shakespeare Company Productions Announce Full CastTwo Royal Shakespeare Company Productions Announce Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Full casting is announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company productions of Congreve's Love for Love and Helen Edmundson's new play Queen Anne, both playing in repertory in the Swan Theatre this Winter.  (more...)

New York Shakespeare Exchange Sets September ShakesBEER BarsNew York Shakespeare Exchange Sets September ShakesBEER Bars
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

New York Shakespeare Exchange, creator of the viral smash The Sonnet Project, is thrilled to announce their return to Hell's Kitchen for their September ShakesBEER. NYC's original Shakespearean pub-crawl takes place on Saturday, September 12 and Saturday, September 19. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of HIS GIRL FRIDAY at Barrington Stage CompanyPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of HIS GIRL FRIDAY at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 13, 2015

Opening Night of the American screwball comedy His Girl Friday, John Guare's adaptation of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's original play The Front Page and the screen version of His Girl Friday took place at Barrington Stage Co. and Broadwayworld's Stephen Sorokoff was there. Julianned Boyd artistic director of BSC was the director. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Celebrate Free For All's 25th Anniversary This FallShakespeare Theatre Company to Celebrate Free For All's 25th Anniversary This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

One of the capital's most beloved annual traditions, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) Free For All, and one of William Shakespeare's most beloved plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream, are coming together for a major milestone: Free For All's 25th anniversary. Ethan McSweeny directs a revival of his 2012-2013 STC production, which will run September 1-13 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). (more...)

Barbara Chisholm to Lead ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END at Arena StageBarbara Chisholm to Lead ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

"If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?" Erma Bombeck, the award-winning humorist and syndicated columnist known for her wry and humorous take on family life, is the subject of the newest project from twin-sister journalists and playwrights Allison Engel and Margaret Engel-the world-premiere drama Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End debuting at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. The Engels reunite with director David Esbjornson (Arena Stage's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner) following their collaboration on the smash hit Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, which starred Kathleen Turner in its celebrated 2012 run at Arena Stage. (more...)

Becky Ann Baker to Lead Robert O'Hara's BARBECUE at The Public; Cast Set!Becky Ann Baker to Lead Robert O'Hara's BARBECUE at The Public; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the world premiere of BARBECUE, written by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara. Directed by Kent Gash, BARBECUE begins previews on Tuesday, September 22 and runs through Sunday, November 1, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 8. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ISC's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING is a 1940s CharmerBWW Reviews: ISC's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING is a 1940s Charmer
by Ellen Dostal - Aug 12, 2015

One of the keys to providing great entertainment is understanding your audience. For a theatre company that means knowing what your audience wants and then being able to provide it so they keep coming back for more. Independent Shakespeare Co. has done a brilliant job of both. Not only do they play to crowds that number in the thousands each night during their Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, but they always find a way to connect with the audience and make them feel included.  (more...)

She's Back! Lily Rabe Confirmed For AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL & Ryan Murphy Reveals New DetailsShe's Back! Lily Rabe Confirmed For AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL & Ryan Murphy Reveals New Details
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 11, 2015

A fan favorite returns to AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL! (more...)

UK's F*CK THE POLAR BEARS, by Tanya Ronder, Announces Full CastUK's F*CK THE POLAR BEARS, by Tanya Ronder, Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

The cast for the world premiere production of F*CK THE POLAR BEARS by Tanya Ronder is: Jon Foster, Salome R Gunnarsdottir, Susan Stanley and Andrew Whipp. The production, directed by Caroline Byrne, previews from 11 September (press night 16 September). (more...)

Synetic Company Sets ALICE IN WONDERLAND CastSynetic Company Sets ALICE IN WONDERLAND Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Synetic Company Member Kathy Gordon was born in Oxford, England and grew up among the places that inspired Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. The actress now brings her childhood familiarity with that world to the title character in Synetic Theater's 2015/16 season opener Alice in Wonderland. (more...)

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