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OSF to Take Productions on the RoadOSF to Take Productions on the Road
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) has annonced that that audiences across the country will be able to enjoy OSF productions in their own theatres. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE: A Shakespearean Soap Opera Without the BloodBWW Reviews: PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE: A Shakespearean Soap Opera Without the Blood
by Ellen Dostal - May 5, 2015

Each summer in Griffith Park, Independent Shakespeare Co. presents fully-produced large scale performances for hundreds of people on a nightly basis. Instead of the expensive dinner and a movie scenario, families flock to the park for a more neighborly picnic and a play. It's friendly, affordable (the play is free), and fun...and that's about as good as it gets on a summer night in LA. (more...)

MY PERFECT MIND Set for 2015 Brits Off Broadway Festival at 59E59 TheatersMY PERFECT MIND Set for 2015 Brits Off Broadway Festival at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome acclaimed actor Edward Petherbridge to Brits Off Broadway in MY PERFECT MIND, created by Told by an Idiot, written by Kathryn Hunter, Paul Hunter and Edward Petherbridge, directed by Kathryn Hunter. Produced by Told by an Idiot, Young Vic, and Theatre Royal Plymouth, MY PERFECT MIND begins performances on Wednesday, June 10 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 28.  Press opening is Tuesday, June 16 at 7 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; and Sunday at 3 PM. Please note, there is an additional performance on Sunday, June 21 at 7 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.  (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre to Open Season with THE ROYAL FAMILYThe Shakespeare Theatre to Open Season with THE ROYAL FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 53rd Season opens with The Royal Family, the Tony Award-winning American classic by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Performances begin Wednesday, May 27th and continue through Sunday, June 21st 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...)

13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival Completes Lineup, Launches Next Week13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival Completes Lineup, Launches Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival (Reg E. Gaines, Artistic Director) will present its 13th annual season in New York City from May 13th - 30th, 2015.  (more...)

Nigel Terry Dies at Age 69Nigel Terry Dies at Age 69
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Nigel Terry, English stage and film actor best known by film audiences for his portrayal of King Arthur in John Boorman's Excalibur (1981) has died of emphysema at age 69. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

Kate Fleetwood Leads HIGH SOCIETY, Beginning Tonight at the Old VicKate Fleetwood Leads HIGH SOCIETY, Beginning Tonight at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Cole Porter's classic feel-good musical HIGH SOCIETY comes to The Old Vic in a glittering new production staged in the round. Kate Fleetwood will star as socialite 'Tracy Lord' in the show, to be directed by Olivier-winning director and musical star Maria Friedman (Merrily We Roll Along). HIGH SOCIETY started previews April 30 with an official opening tonight, May 14, 2015. (more...)

Theatre Y to Present THE BEAUTIFUL DAYS OF ARANJUEZ, 6/13-7/19Theatre Y to Present THE BEAUTIFUL DAYS OF ARANJUEZ, 6/13-7/19
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Theatre Y presents the US and English-language premiere of "The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez" by Peter Handke, translated by Michael Roloff with Scott Abbott, at Theatre Y, 2649 N Francisco (entrance through side alley), June 13-July 19, 2015. "Aranjuez," -directed by Zeljko Djukic-begins previews June 9, press opening June 13; show runs through July 19. For more information, visit Theatre-Y.com. (more...)

'FORUM,' 'WILD THINGS' & More Set for Two River Theater's 2015-16 Season'FORUM,' 'WILD THINGS' & More Set for Two River Theater's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the lineup of productions for its 2015/16 Season. The season will launch in September with August Wilson's Seven Guitars, directed by Brandon J. Dirden and will include the musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, directed by Jessica Stone; a new music-theater production of Shakespeare's Pericles created by Rinde Eckert and David Schweizer; and the Transport Group's critically acclaimed production of I Remember Mama, directed by Jack Cummings III. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Wrenn Schmidt, Enver Gjokaj, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason and More in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at Wrenn Schmidt, Enver Gjokaj, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason and More in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Old Globe presents George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, joining celebrated director Jessica Stone, who recently made her Globe debut with Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Shaw's romantic comedy, which continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration, will run now through June 14, 2015 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is this Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Public's Mobile Shakespeare Production of MACBETH Begins This WeekendThe Public's Mobile Shakespeare Production of MACBETH Begins This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Public Theater will begin previews for the MOBILE SHAKESPEARE UNIT production of MACBETH on Sunday, May 17. Directed by Edward Torres, MACBETH follows a three-week tour, bringing free Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts. The production will run at The Public Theater through Sunday, June 7 with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 20. All tickets are $20. (more...)

Aaron Posner's DISTRICT MERCHANTS, Holly Twyford & Erin Weaver in 'MIDSUMMER' and More Set for Folger Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonAaron Posner's DISTRICT MERCHANTS, Holly Twyford & Erin Weaver in 'MIDSUMMER' and More Set for Folger Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Folger Theatre Artistic Producer Janet Alexander Griffin today announced the 2015/16 season. As the Folger embarks on a historic 2016 season commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death with insightful exhibitions, lectures, and concerts, Folger Theatre will stage a full season of works by and newly adapted from the world's most esteemed playwright.  (more...)

OUR AMERICAN COUSIN to Play Finborough TheatreOUR AMERICAN COUSIN to Play Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, Our American Cousin is the play that President Abraham Lincoln was watching when he was assassinated at Ford's Theatre, Washington DC, on 14 April 1865 - exactly 150 years ago. The first London production in more than a century opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 29 March 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 30 March 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Daniel Breaker Coming to Joe's Pub, 3/23Daniel Breaker Coming to Joe's Pub, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Tony nominee Daniel Breaker, currently in the Book of Mormon, returns to Joe's Pub on March 23rd with an electrifying mix of songs from standards to blues to funk. (more...)

God Save the Queen! Meet the Full Cast of THE AUDIENCE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayGod Save the Queen! Meet the Full Cast of THE AUDIENCE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 8, 2015

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. Opening Night is tonight, March 8, 2015; the limited engagement runs through June 28, 2015 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the company! (more...)

Public Theater's Mobile Shakespeare Unit to Tour MACBETHPublic Theater's Mobile Shakespeare Unit to Tour MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that it will continue its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts by expanding its MOBILE SHAKESPEARE UNIT to include a spring touring production of MACBETH to the five boroughs. Directed by Edward Torres, the free Mobile Unit tour (April 24 - May 14) will bring free Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts by visiting prisons, homeless shelters, and other community venues, including stops at our Public Works community partner venues: Brownsville Recreation Center in Brooklyn, Fortune Society in Queens and DreamYard Project in the Bronx. Following the three-week tour, MACBETH will have a limited sit-down run at The Public Theater from May 17 through June 7, with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 20. The Mobile Shakespeare Unit toured Pericles last fall. (more...)

LCT's Platform Series Will Continue with THE KING AND I's Bartlett Sher & Christopher Gattelli Next MonthLCT's Platform Series Will Continue with THE KING AND I's Bartlett Sher & Christopher Gattelli Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, continues its 17th season on Thursday, April 9 at 6 pm with BARTLETT SHER and CHRISTOPHER GATTELLI, the director and choreographer, respectively, of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, currently in previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. (more...)

West Coast Jewish Theatre's O MY GOD to Open 4/18 at Pico PlayhouseWest Coast Jewish Theatre's O MY GOD to Open 4/18 at Pico Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

West Coast Jewish Theatre has announced the first production of its 2015-16 season, the American Premiere of O My God by Anat Gov. Directed by WCJT Artistic Director Howard Teichman, there will be two preview performances on April 16 and 17 with opening set for Saturday, April 18 at 8pm at the Pico Playhouse in West Los Angeles. The engagement will run through June 7. (more...)

Daniel Breaker Goes DOWN AND OUT to Joe's Pub TonightDaniel Breaker Goes DOWN AND OUT to Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Tony nominee Daniel Breaker returns to Joe's Pub tonight, March 23rd with an electrifying mix of songs from standards to blues to funk. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 22, 2015

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 some of the grandest stages in the world. (more...)

Stephen Wight, GLEE Star Dianna Agron Set for World Premiere of McQUEEN at St. James, May 12Stephen Wight, GLEE Star Dianna Agron Set for World Premiere of McQUEEN at St. James, May 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Award-winning actor Stephen Wight takes on the title role of Lee McQueen and Dianna Agron will play Dahlia in the world premiere of James Phillips's play McQUEEN directed by John Caird, which will run at St. James Theatre from 12 May, with press nights on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 May. The play will also star Tracy-Ann Oberman as Isabella Blow, Laura Rees as Arabella, and David Shaw-Parker as John Hitchcock, along with Sophie Apollonia, Amber Doyle, George Hill, Eloise Hymas, Jordan Kennedy, Rachel Louisa Maybank and Carrie Willis. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: A First Look at the Cast of Stratford's CAROUSELBWW Exclusive: A First Look at the Cast of Stratford's CAROUSEL
by Alan Henry - Mar 2, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com has an exclusive first look at the cast and first rehearsal of The Stratford Festival's production of Carousel! See the photos in the gallery below! In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKJesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2015 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Wednesday, May 27 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This summer will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to the Park this summer as Trinculo in THE TEMPEST, along with Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe teaming up again with Daniel Sullivan on CYMBELINE to play Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Imogen, respectively. (more...)

HETTY FEATHER Set for Limited Summer Run at Duke of York's TheatreHETTY FEATHER Set for Limited Summer Run at Duke of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

After a sell-out critically acclaimed West End run in 2014, Sally Cookson's Olivier Award nominated production of Hetty Feather returns to the West End with a limited summer run at the Duke of York's Theatre from 6 August to 6 September. The West End run will form part of a major national tour which begins at Bristol Old Vic in July and continues through 2016, with an extended Christmas run at The Lowry, Salford. (more...)

THE KING AND I Revival, Starring Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe, Begins Tonight on BroadwayTHE KING AND I Revival, Starring Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe, Begins Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater's THE KING AND I, which features a cast led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam), is directed by Bartlett Sher, begins previews tonight, March 12, and opens on Thursday, April 16 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage the West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, 4/10-5/24Berkeley Rep to Stage the West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, 4/10-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly welcomes MacArthur "Genius" Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney for the West Coast premiere of Head of Passes, a poignant and poetic story about the journey of family and faith, trial and tribulation. In a dilapidated house near the ever-shifting mouth of the Mississippi, Shelah's family gathers on a stormy night for her birthday -- bringing ghosts and secrets of the past with them. As her roof buckles under the weight of the rain, Shelah's convictions begin to wash away, leaving her to excavate the truths buried below. Directed by Tina Landau, the riveting Head of Passes comes to the Bay Area straight from its critically lauded world premiere in Chicago. Head of Passes is a co-production with the Public Theater in New York. It begins previews on Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage on Friday, April 10, opens on Friday, April 17, and runs through Sunday, May 24, 2015. Press night for Head of Passes will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Red Bull's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, Running This SpringFull Cast Announced for Red Bull's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, Running This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

This season's mainstage production, John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's A Whore, directed by Red Bull Artistic Director Jesse Berger, will begin a limited Off-Broadway engagement April 14th at The Duke on 42nd Street. Opening Night is set for Sunday April 26th. Performances continue through May 16th. (more...)

Breaking News: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY National Tour Will Launch from Iowa This Fall!Breaking News: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY National Tour Will Launch from Iowa This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The national tour of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, winner of the 2014 Tony AwardŽ for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, will launch in Des Moines, IA at the Des Moines Civic Center with performances beginning Saturday, November 28th and an official opening on Tuesday, December 1st. Based on one of the most romantic stories ever written, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY will travel to more than 15 cities in its first season, including Los Angeles, CA (Ahmanson Theatre); Washington, D.C. (The Kennedy Center); Dallas, TX(Music Hall at Fair Park); Pittsburgh, PA (Benedum Center); Minneapolis, MN (Orpheum Theatre); Las Vegas, NV (The Smith Center); Houston, TX (The Hobby Center); West Palm Beach, FL (Kravis Center); Fayetteville, AR (Walton Arts Center); and Dayton, OH (Schuster Center) with additional cities to be announced soon. (more...)

JOSEPHINE AND I with Cush Jumbo Begins Tonight at The Public TheaterJOSEPHINE AND I with Cush Jumbo Begins Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The Public Theater begins previews for the New York premiere of JOSEPHINE AND I tonight, February 27. Written by Olivier nominated actress and writer Cush Jumbo, and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, JOSEPHINE AND I runs through Sunday, April 5 at Joe's Pub at The Public, with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 10. (more...)

BWW Review: Orlando Shakespeare Goes unto the Breach with Masterful HENRY VBWW Review: Orlando Shakespeare Goes unto the Breach with Masterful HENRY V
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 25, 2015

One of the great benefits of having a professional Shakespeare company in town is that they are able to invest in productions of some of the Bard's works that don't often get produced at traditional theatres. While Orlando Shakespeare certainly produces great plays not found in the First Folio, the fact that they are able to bring performances of shows like TITUS ANDRONICUS, THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, and Pericles to the stage is a tremendous boon for Central Florida theatre fans. Productions of HAMLET, ROMEO AND JULIET, the Scottish Play, and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM will never go out of style, but it is truly special when you are able to attend an artistically satisfying production of one of Shakespeare's lesser seen works; like the masterful HENRY V, running through March 22nd at Orlando Shakespeare. (more...)

Amy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old GlobeAmy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Old Globe is delighted to welcome one of the true geniuses of the American theatre, Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman, who makes her long-awaited San Diego directing debut with an enchanting theatrical spectacle with live music and sumptuous visuals, The White Snake, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. The Southern California Premiere of The White Snake, written and directed by Zimmerman, will run March 21 through April 26 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 21 through 25. Opening night is Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe to Lead Red Bull's THE DUTCH COURTESAN Reading Next WeekHamish Linklater and Lily Rabe to Lead Red Bull's THE DUTCH COURTESAN Reading Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Red Bull Theater's next Revelation Reading, John Marston's The Dutch Courtesan, directed by Michael Sexton, featuring Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe, along with Matthew Amendt, Michael Braun, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Autumn Dornfeld, Cameron Folmar, Don Guillory, Daniel K. Isaac, David Manis, Kathryn Meisle, Rachel Mewbron, Steven Rattazzi, Kate Skinner, and more, will take place March 2nd at 7:30 pm at the Lucille Lortel Theater, 121 Christopher Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hal Linden and More in THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at Hal Linden and More in THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

The Old Globe's West Coast Premiere of The Twenty-seventh Man by award-winning novelist Nathan Englander, directed by Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, will now play an extra week of performances -- through March 22, 2015. Tony and Emmy Award winner Hal Linden ('Barney Miller,' The Rothschilds) leads a cast of Broadway and Globe veterans including Ron Orbach, Robert Dorfman, Eli Gelb, James Shanklin, and Lowell Byers. Opening night is tonight, February 19 at 8:00 p.m., and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE OTHER PLACE, Opening Tonight at Profiles TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at THE OTHER PLACE, Opening Tonight at Profiles Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

The Other Place by Sharr White, directed by Joe Jahraus, opens tonight, February 19, 2015 at Profiles Theatre and runs through April 5, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

OSF to Present SECRET LOVE IN PEACH BLOSSOM LAND, Begin. 4/19OSF to Present SECRET LOVE IN PEACH BLOSSOM LAND, Begin. 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land by acclaimed Taiwanese playwright Stan Lai will have its U.S. premiere as one of 11 plays running in repertory during the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2015 season. Mr. Lai will also direct Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land, which opens April 19 and runs through October 31 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Preview performances are April 15, 17 and 18. (more...)

Fault Line Theatre to Stage Michael Perlman's AT THE TABLE This SummerFault Line Theatre to Stage Michael Perlman's AT THE TABLE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

FAULT LINE THEATRE has announced AT THE TABLE, a new play written and directed by GLAAD Award-Winner MICHAEL PERLMAN (From White Plains). AT THE TABLE begins previews on June 13, 2015 on the Mainstage at HERE ARTS CENTER (145 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013), with an opening night currently scheduled for June 21, 2015. AT THE TABLE will run through July 19, 2015. (more...)

N.C. Symphony to Perform A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 5/7-9N.C. Symphony to Perform A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 5/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

North Carolina Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn will lead the orchestra, members of UNC-Chapel Hill's Carolina Choir, and an outstanding cast of actors, directed by University of North Carolina School of the Arts Dean of Drama Carl Forsman, in a theatrical / symphonic presentation of William Shakespeare's most popular comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. The performances will take place Thursday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m., in Memorial Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and again on Friday and Saturday, May 8-9, at 8 p.m., in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for 13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival, Running 5/13-30Tickets on Sale Now for 13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival, Running 5/13-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival (Reg E. Gaines, Artistic Director) will present its 13th annual season in New York City from May 13th - 30th, 2015. (more...)

A.R.T. Institute to Present 'MUCH ADO' & 'DESDEMONA'A.R.T. Institute to Present 'MUCH ADO' & 'DESDEMONA'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School Institute for Advanced Theater Training, presents the last two productions of its season, William Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Anya Safir, and Paula Vogel's Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief, directed by Melia Bensussen. (more...)

Lauren Blumenfeld to Star in RICH GIRL at The Old Globe; Full Cast Announced!Lauren Blumenfeld to Star in RICH GIRL at The Old Globe; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of an exciting new American play, Rich Girl, by acclaimed playwright Victoria Stewart, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. Rich Girl will be directed by James Vasquez (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show), and will play May 23 - June 21, 2015, in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Jennifer Coolidge to Lead SAVING KITTY at Nora Theatre CompanyJennifer Coolidge to Lead SAVING KITTY at Nora Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

The Nora Theatre Company will present Saving Kitty by Marisa Smith, featuring film and television star Jennifer Coolidge, and is directed by Artistic Director Lee Mikeska Gardner. Saving Kitty runs from July 9 through August 2, 2015. The press performance is Monday, July 13 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

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

Viola Davis to Star in Harriet Tubman Movie for HBOViola Davis to Star in Harriet Tubman Movie for HBO
by Movies News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Deadline writes that VIOLA Davis will portray the iconic Harriet Tubman in an upcoming film for HBO. (more...)

Matthew Lillard to Make NYC Directing Debut with Animus Theatre's COLLECTED SHORTS This SpringMatthew Lillard to Make NYC Directing Debut with Animus Theatre's COLLECTED SHORTS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Animus Theatre Company is pleased to announce Collected Shorts by Tennessee Williams (The Long Goodbye, Moony's Kid Don't Cry, The Pink Bedroom, and Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen) as their 2014-2015 Workshop Production and final production of the season. Marking the New York theatre directorial debut for acclaimed actor Matthew Lillard, the show will feature Eric William Morris. Performances begin Friday, April 24 and run through Saturday, May 2, at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

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

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

Red Bull Theater's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE Begins TonightRed Bull Theater's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

This season's mainstage production, John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's A Whore, directed by Red Bull Artistic Director Jesse Berger, will begin a limited Off-Broadway engagement tonight, Tuesday April 14th at The Duke on 42nd Street. Opening Night is set for Sunday April 26th. Performances continue through May 16th. (more...)

Drama League Names 2015 Directing FellowsDrama League Names 2015 Directing Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Drama League have announced the exceptional stage directors who have been selected as the 2015 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project: Paul Bedard, Estefania Fadul, Aneesha Kudtarkar, Emily Lyon, Brad Raimondo, Austin Regan, Daniel Rogers, Annie Tippe, Sarah Wansley and Brandon Woolf. In addition, an eleventh fellow has been selected for a brand-new fellowship program, which will be revealed during the 81st Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, which will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway). More information can be found at www.dramaleague.org (more...)

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

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

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

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

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