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Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 9/08/2013
by BWW - Sep 8, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/08/2013 for Kansas City (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 9/08/2013
by BWW - Sep 8, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/08/2013 for Kansas City (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 9/15/2013
by BWW - Sep 15, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/15/2013 for Kansas City (more...)

Tina Packer Joins Boston College Theatre Department
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Arts leader Tina Packer-- celebrated stage director and one of the country's foremost experts on Shakespeare--has joined the Boston College Theatre Department for the 2014-2015 academic year, as the Rev. J. Donald Monan, S.J. Professor in Theatre Arts. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 9/01/2013
by BWW - Sep 1, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/01/2013 for Kansas City (more...)

Jermyn Street Theatre Stages THE POTSDAM QUARTET, Now thru Nov 23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

Jermyn Street Theatre presents THE POTSDAM QUARTET by David Pinner, directed by Anthony Biggs with designer Cherry Truluck. The show runs today, 29 October - 23 November 2013 with Press Night set for 31 October 7.30pm. (more...)

Jermyn Street Theatre to Stage THE POTSDAM QUARTET, Oct 29-Nov 23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

Jermyn Street Theatre presents THE POTSDAM QUARTET by David Pinner, directed by Anthony Biggs with designer Cherry Truluck. The show runs 29 October - 23 November 2013 with Press Night set for 31 October 7.30pm. (more...)

THE POTSDAM QUARTET Set for Jermyn Street Theatre 29 October - 23 November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

The four victorious allied leaders meet to decide the future of the world. As they discuss the state of Germany, the establishment of a new world order and countering the effects of war, another quartet entertains them with the melodies of Mozart, Haydn, Borodin and Bartok. But as the most powerful men in the world attempt to establish a new harmony, the musicians' relationships are fracturing. In an antechamber between concerts festering antagonisms arise, old resentments are re-enacted and discord triumphs. (more...)

Sundance Channel to Marathon Original Series RECTIFY 11/23
by Sarah Bellet - Nov 8, 2013

Sundance Channel's original series 'Rectify' will air in its entirety on November 23, 2013 beginning at 2:00pm. (more...)

Sundance Channel Marathons Original Series RECTIFY Today
by Sarah Bellet - Nov 23, 2013

Sundance Channel's original series 'Rectify' will air in its entirety today, November 23, 2013 beginning at 2:00pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Balanchine Has the Last Laugh at New York City Ballet
by Melia Kraus-har - May 30, 2014

Wednesday, May 28th, New York City Ballet presented a program bookended by Balanchine. Concerto Barocco articulated propriety and decorum in delicate glances; Jerome Robbin's Other Dances promulgated gentle desire in the pas de deux; Benjamin Millipied's Neverwhere delved into Power Plays; and Balanchine had the last laugh with the exuberant laissez-faire Who Cares? (more...)

BWW Reviews: A DELICATE SITUATION Brings East and West Together Through Myth and Reality
by Barry Lenny - May 25, 2014

Five years in the making, A Delicate Situation came to the Space Theatre at the Adelaide Festival Centre to fascinate a full house audience with its supernatural themes. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/16/14 - Drama League Awards, FLY BY NIGHT and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 16, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: the 2014 Drama League Awards and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards are today, plus FLY BY NIGHT begins previews off-Broadway! (more...)

Works by David Henry Hwang, John Guare, Neil LaBute and More Set for TBTB's POWER PLAYS, 6/12-29
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB), the critically acclaimed theater company dedicated to advancing artists with disabilities and changing the image of people with disabilities from dependence to independence, presents its fourth annual short play festival, Power Plays - a collection of five world-premiere short plays by celebrated playwrights Bekah Brunstetter, Bruce Graham, John Guare, David Henry Hwang and Neil LaBute - with performances to run June 12-29 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). Roberto Cambeiro, Christina Roussos, Artistic Director Ike Schambelan, Russell Treyz, and Associate Director Nicholas Viselli direct. (more...)

Sundance Channel Renews Original Scripted Drama Series RECTIFY
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2013

On the heels of its critically lauded, highly anticipated premiere last week, Sundance Channel announced the renewal of the network's first wholly owned original scripted series RECTIFY for ten new episodes slated to air in 2014. (more...)

NTC Presents a True Crime Drama THRILL ME, 4/3-14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2014

On April 3, Newnan Theatre Company again steps boldly into risky territory by staging Stephen Dolginoff's "Thrill Me," a musical drama that tells the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, who murdered a teenaged boy in 1924. (more...)

THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD Makes Charleston Premiere at South of Broadway Theatre, Now thru 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The 1907 World Premier of J.M. Synge's 'The Playboy of the Western World' caused riots in Dublin. At this Charleston Premier we can --- at the very least --- promise you Riotous Laughter!!! (more...)

HEDDA GABLER Adds June 15 Matinee at Capital Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2013

Capital Stage continues its 2012-13 'Season of Power Plays' with the an original adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's enigmatic play, HEDDA GABLER. Ibsen, the father of modern drama, created one of the most confounding and complex characters when he first penned HEDDA GABLER in 1891. Since then, Hedda has become one of the most talked about fictional women in all of drama. HEDDA GABLER runs from May 15 through June 16, with a just-added matinee on Saturday, June 15 at 2pm. (more...)

TBTB Adds 6/14 ASL Performance for POWER PLAYS by Hwang, LaBute, Guare, Brunstetter and Graham
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB), the critically acclaimed theater company dedicated to advancing artists with disabilities and changing the image of people with disabilities from dependence to independence, presents its fourth annual short play festival, Power Plays -- a collection of five world-premiere short plays by celebrated playwrights Bekah Brunstetter, Bruce Graham, John Guare, David Henry Hwang and Neil LaBute -- with performances to run June 12-29 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). The company is proud to announce that the 8pm performance on Saturday, June 14 will feature ASL interpretation by sign language interpreters Sarah Brandenburg and Craig Fogel. (more...)

FringeArts Announces 2014 Fringe Festival Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Tickets are on sale now for "Presented" shows in the 2014 Fringe Festival presented by FringeArts, bringing the world's most daring and innovative performers to Philadelphia stages for the 18th year in a row from September 5-21. The 2014 Fringe Festival is supported by Presenting Sponsor PNC, through the PNC Arts Alive initiative. The Lincoln Motor Company is the Official Automotive Sponsor of the Festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: POWER PLAYS by Hwang, LaBute, Guare, Brunstetter and Graham at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB), the critically acclaimed theater company dedicated to advancing artists with disabilities and changing the image of people with disabilities from dependence to independence, presents its fourth annual short play festival, Power Plays -- a collection of five world-premiere short plays by celebrated playwrights Bekah Brunstetter, Bruce Graham, John Guare, David Henry Hwang and Neil LaBu (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/12/14 - HEDWIG Album, BULLPEN, POWER PLAYS Off-Broadway and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 12, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: HEDWIG hits the shelves, while IF/THEN holds a CD signing, THE BULLPEN and Power Plays begin off-Broadway, featuring some amped up playwriting talent, and ATOMIC meets the press! (more...)

POWER PLAYS by Hwang, LaBute, Guare, Brunstetter and Graham Opens Tomorrow at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB), the critically acclaimed theater company dedicated to advancing artists with disabilities and changing the image of people with disabilities from dependence to independence, presents its fourth annual short play festival, Power Plays -- a collection of five world-premiere short plays by celebrated playwrights Bekah Brunstetter, Bruce Graham, John Guare, David Henry Hwang and Neil LaBute -- with performances to run June 12-29 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). Official press opening is Sunday, June 15. Roberto Cambeiro, Christina Roussos, Artistic Director Ike Schambelan, Russell Treyz, and Associate Director Nicholas Viselli direct. (more...)

Tina Packer's JULIUS CAESAR to Run 6/27-8/30 at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Idealism, ambition, conspiracy, honor, greed, betrayal and the lust for power-echoes of our own modern politics-are all on tap in Shakespeare's potent and bloody Julius Caesar. Last performed at the Company in 1993, Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer delivers audiences her 'bare-Bard' production of Caesar, marking its final leg of a three city tour-Orlando, Florida, Prague in the Czech Republic, and now at home in Lenox, with Shakespeare & Company. With 7 actors playing multiple roles this poetry-filled psychological and political thriller follows the conspiracy and assassination of the omnipotent Roman leader, and the consequences that ensue from his brutal murder. Performances run in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre June 27 - August 30.Press Opening is Friday, July 4 at 8:00pm. (more...)

ENRON, MISTAKES WERE MADE and More Highlight Capital Stage's 2012-2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2013

In the midst of a ground-breaking and record-breaking season at its new midtown home, Capital Stage announces an ambitious line-up of titles for its 2012-2013 season. (more...)

Skyline StageWorks to Present SHAKESPEARE'S ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA: UNDONE, Begin. 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

One of literature's greatest epic love stories and struggle for world domination is distilled into a brisk, eighty-minute thrill ride of passion, Power Plays, deception, and death. Skyline StageWorks announces its inaugural production, the world premiere of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra: UNDONE opening Sept 5th at the Side Project space. Shakespeare's original script has been dissembled and rebuilt into a stand-alone version to allow a more intimate psychological exploration of the twin protagonists. Selected highlights of the play's poetry encapsulate the humor, humanity, and allure of these quasi-mythological characters. (more...)

Germany at the Time of Cabaret
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jul 18, 2014

Cabaret is set in 1930s Berlin, just around the time the Nazi Party began rising to power in Germany. The Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage at the Kit Kat Klub nightly to tantalize the crowd, and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, the club, a metaphor for the threatening state of the late Weimar Germany begins to fall apart. (more...)

Dennis Krausnick Plays Caesar for 14 Shows Only at Shakespeare & Company, 7/15-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

Shakespeare & Company's Dennis Krausnick, a founder and also Director of Training, steps into the title role of Julius Caesar for a brief run beginning July 15 through August 2. Nigel Gore, who has been playing Caesar since it opened several weeks ago, takes a short-term leave from the show after this weekend's performance on Sunday July 13-Gore will be back in the role Saturday, August 9. Krausnick was last seen on stage in the Playhouse in 2012's King Lear in the title role. See Krausnick's bio and photo links below. (more...)

Kitchen Theatre to Present David Ives' VENUS IN FUR, 1/22-2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

It may be cold outside, but inside the Kitchen Theatre Company it is hot, hot, hot. Starting on January 22nd is David Ives' Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Venus in Fur, a comedy about sexual power, Power Plays, and the power of Love - the Goddess of Love, that is. The New York Times called it '90 minutes of good, kinky fun.' Preview performances are on January 22, 23, and 24. Opening Night is January 25th, and the play closes February 9. (more...)

Seattle Shakespeare Kicks Off New Year with RICHARD II, Now thru 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

With recent airings on PBS via the BBC's 'Hollow Crown' series and a screening of the RSC production with David Tenant, the Puget Sound region has seen a mini-renaissance of Shakespeare's Richard II. Seattle Shakespeare Company starts the New Year with its own production of Richard II directed by Rosa Joshi. Artistic Director George Mount will play the title role in a cast that features 16 actors. (more...)

The Moving Architects and More Set for Green Space, Jan 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Green Space presents Take Root with The Moving Architects and Yael Nachajon today and tomorrow, January 24 & 25 and Fertile Ground New Works on January 26, 2014. (more...)

Net Force Returns With Original eBook Written by Jerome Preisler
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

The No. 1 New York Times Bestselling cyber-terrorism series Net Force, created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik, is starting a new chapter with the publication of the Jerome Preisler-written original eBook Net Force: Code War. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Production Shots from Kitchen Theatre's VENUS IN FUR, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

It may be cold outside, but inside the Kitchen Theatre Company it is hot, hot, hot. Starting tonight, January 22nd is David Ives' Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Venus in Fur, a comedy about sexual power, Power Plays, and the power of Love - the Goddess of Love, that is. The New York Times called it '90 minutes of good, kinky fun.' Preview performances are tonight, January 22, 23, and 24. Opening Night is January 25th, and the play closes February 9. Check out new photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

Kitchen Theatre Presents David Ives' VENUS IN FUR, Now thru 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

It may be cold outside, but inside the Kitchen Theatre Company it is hot, hot, hot. Starting tonight, January 22nd is David Ives' Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Venus in Fur, a comedy about sexual power, Power Plays, and the power of Love - the Goddess of Love, that is. The New York Times called it '90 minutes of good, kinky fun.' Preview performances are tonight, January 22, 23, and 24. Opening Night is January 25th, and the play closes February 9. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kitchen Theatre's VENUS IN FUR, Begin. 1/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

It may be cold outside, but inside the Kitchen Theatre Company it is hot, hot, hot. Starting on January 22nd is David Ives' Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Venus in Fur, a comedy about sexual power, Power Plays, and the power of Love - the Goddess of Love, that is. The New York Times called it '90 minutes of good, kinky fun.' Preview performances are on January 22, 23, and 24. Opening Night is January 25th, and the play closes February 9. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Stage JULIUS CAESAR, 3/19-4/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is proud to present a timeless retelling of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar from March 19 - April 20, 2014. The classic drama comes to life on the intimate Goldman Theater stage under the direction of Tina Packer, founder and former Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Company, 'a troupe that has kept the Berkshires ringing with the sound of blank verse for 32 years' (The New York Times). The small cast includes Jason Asprey, Paul Bernardo, Nigel Gore, Anne Hering, Jim Ireland, A. Ross Neal, and Esau Pritchett. Tickets ($17 - $40) are available by calling (407) 447-1700, online at http://orlandoshakes.org, or in person at 812 East Rollins St., Orlando, FL 32803. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 2/23/2014
by BWW - Feb 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/23/2014 for Memphis (more...)

Jason Asprey, Paul Bernardo, Nigel Gore, Anne Hering & More to Lead Orlando Shakespeare Theater's JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is proud to present a timeless retelling of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar from March 19 - April 20, 2014. The classic drama comes to life on the intimate Goldman Theater stage under the direction of Tina Packer, founder and former Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Company, 'a troupe that has kept the Berkshires ringing with the sound of blank verse for 32 years' (The New York Times). The small cast includes Jason Asprey, Paul Bernardo, Nigel Gore, Anne Hering, Jim Ireland, A. Ross Neal, and Esau Pritchett. Tickets ($17 - $40) are available by calling (407) 447-1700, online at http://orlandoshakes.org, or in person at 812 East Rollins St., Orlando, FL 32803. Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents a timeless retelling of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar from March 19 - April 20, 2014. The classic drama comes to life on the intimate Goldman Theater stage under the direction of Tina Packer, founder and former Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Company, 'a troupe that has kept the Berkshires ringing with the sound of blank verse for 32 years' (The New York Times). The small cast includes Jason Asprey, Paul Bernardo, Nigel Gore, Anne Hering, Jim Ireland, A. Ross Neal, and Esau Pritchett. Tickets ($17 - $40) are available by calling (407) 447-1700, online at http://orlandoshakes.org, or in person at 812 East Rollins St., Orlando, FL 32803. (more...)

THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD to Make Charleston Premiere at South of Broadway Theatre, 3/13-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

The 1907 World Premier of J.M. Synge's 'The Playboy of the Western World' caused riots in Dublin. At this Charleston Premier we can --- at the very least --- promise you Riotous Laughter!!! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 2/16/2014
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/16/2014 for Memphis (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present JULIUS CAESAR, 3/19-4/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is proud to present a timeless retelling of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar from March 19 - April 20, 2014. The classic drama comes to life on the intimate Goldman Theater stage under the direction of Tina Packer, founder and former Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Company, "a troupe that has kept the Berkshires ringing with the sound of blank verse for (more...)

The Moving Architects and More Set for Green Space, Jan 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

Green Space presents Take Root with The Moving Architects and Yael Nachajon on January 24 & 25 and Fertile Ground New Works on January 26, 2014. (more...)

The Canadian Opera Company Presents Verdi's A MASKED BALL, 2/2-2/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Toronto The Canadian Opera Company presents Verdi's opera of forbidden passion amid political turmoil, A Masked Ball (Un ballo in maschera). Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES, A Masked Ball comes to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts for eight performances on February 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 16, 20, 22, 2014. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company to Present Verdi's A MASKED BALL, Begin. 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

The Canadian Opera Company presents Verdi's opera of forbidden passion amid political turmoil, A Masked Ball (Un ballo in maschera). Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES, A Masked Ball comes to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts for eight performances on February 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 16, 20, 22, 2014. (more...)

Seattle Shakespeare to Kick Off New Year with RICHARD II, 1/8-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2013

With recent airings on PBS via the BBC's "Hollow Crown" series and a screening of the RSC production with David Tenant, the Puget Sound region has seen a mini-renaissance of Shakespeare's Richard II. Seattle Shakespeare Company starts the New Year with its own production of Richard II directed by Rosa Joshi. Artistic Director George Mount will play the title role in a cast that features 16 actors. (more...)

CLYBOURNE PARK, MACBETH & More Set for Capital Stage's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

Fresh off the highly popular and critically acclaimed season of 'Power Plays,' Capital Stage will explore the theme of 'The Homefront' in its ambitious ninth season as Sacramento's home for bold, thought-provoking live theatre. (more...)

Drama Desk Award Recipeint Jeremy Webb To Participate in POWER PLAYS Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Drama Desk Award Recipient Jeremy Webb, who has stared in various shows, including 'Tabletop' and 'The Baltimore Waltz' will be participating in the reading of 'Power Plays.' (more...)

TBTB Receives Sapolin Award from NYC Mayor's Office
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB) received a 2014 ADA Sapolin Award in recognition of its artistic excellence and commitment to advancing people with disabilities. The award is to be presented by Victor Calise, Commissioner of the NYC Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, at a reception in honor of the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, on Tuesday, August 19, at the New York Public Library in Manhattan. (more...)

SundanceTV Greenlights Season 3 of RECTIFY to Premiere in 2015
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

SundanceTV announced today the renewal of the network's first wholly owned original scripted series 'Rectify' slated to air in 2015. (more...)

Warner Bros TV Announces Exciting Line-Up for WonderCon 2014
by TV News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Warner Bros. Television arrives in Anaheim for another exciting weekend at WonderCon 2014, starting with exclusive screenings (more...)

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