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Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE Opens Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, tonight, September 30, through October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

Wildlife cybercrime center stage at CITES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

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Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces Full Casting for Bonnie Greer's THE HOTEL CERISE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the cast for the world premiere of Bonnie Greer's new play The Hotel Cerise, directed by Femi Elufowoju, jr. Inspired by Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard the production is a key part of the theatre's focus on commissioning new work and adaptations. Ellen Thomas leads the company, with El Anthony, Madeline Appiah, Michael Bertenshaw, Nicholas Beveney, Andrew Dennis, Abhin Galeya, Lacharne Jolly, Corey Montague-Sholay, Claire Prempeh, Alexis Rodney and Angela Wynter. The production opens on 25 October with previews from 20 October and runs until 12 November.   (more...)

BWW Review: Strawberry Theatre Workshop's RHINOCEROS: Funny, but Too on the Nose
by Amelia Reynolds - Sep 12, 2016

It makes sense that Strawberry Theater Workshop would put on a production of Eugene Ionesco's "Rhinoceros" right now. Ionesco's allegorical post-WWII production was far from ambiguous when it came to political stance. Directed by Jess K. Smith, this modern adaptation both soared and, at times stumbled from its approach to cultural relevancy. (more...)

2016 Creative Arts Emmy Award Winners - Part 1; No EGOT for Alan Menken; Wins for Hank Azaria, James Corden & More - Full List
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

The Television Academy tonight presented the first of its two 2016 Creative Arts Emmy® Awards ceremonies for programs and individual achievements at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE Opens Yale Rep's 50th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, now through October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is tonight, October 6. (more...)

INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Rolling Premiere Heads to Central Works
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Central Works 2016 Season closes with Into the Beautiful North, a new play by Karen Zacarias opening Saturday October 15 in the historic Berkeley City Club. This production marks CW's first partnership with the National New Play Network for this Rolling World Premiere. Into the Beautiful North is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea and inspired by the classic Hollywood western The Magnificent Seven. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HOTEL CERISE Rehearses
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

As the leader of the free world ends his eight years in office, a black middle class family risk losing their beloved hotel and cherry orchard, where Martin Luther King once rested and Miles Davis played. (more...)

British Museum Hosts Major UK Exhibition on South African Art, SOUTH AFRICA: THE ART OF A NATION, Oct. 27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

This autumn the British Museum will host the first major UK exhibition on South African art that explores a 100,000 history through archaeological, historic and contemporary artworks, which look at the long and rich artistic heritage of the country. South Africa: the art of a nation is sponsored by Jack and Betsy Ryan and will use art to tell the story of the region's deep history, the colonial period, apartheid, the birth of the 'rainbow nation' and South Africa today. Objects from the British Museum's own South African collections will be displayed alongside contemporary acquisitions. There will also be significant loans in the exhibition, including objects coming to the UK for the very first time, thanks to the exhibition's logistics partner IAG Cargo. (more...)

The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

Thrillpeddlers to Present SHOCKTOBERFEST 17: PYRAMID OF FREAKS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Thrillpeddlers presents... Shocktoberfest 17: Pyramid of Freaks - Their 17th Annual Extravaganza of Terror & Titillation which includes five new one-act performances. (more...)

Peter Shaffer's EQUUS to Make Theatre Rhinoceros Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

EQUUS by Peter Shaffer will have its Theatre Rhinoceros premiere for a limited engagement - 17 performances only - 3 weeks! The show plays Nov. 25 - Dec. 10, 2016. (more...)

Central Works 2016 Season Concludes with INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

The Central Works 2016 Season closes with Into the Beautiful North, a new play by Karen Zacarias opening Today October 15 in the historic Berkeley City Club. This production marks CW's first partnership with the National New Play Network for this Rolling World Premiere. Into the Beautiful North is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea and inspired by the classic Hollywood western The Magnificent Seven. (more...)

INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends Through 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Central Works 2016 Season closing production of Karen Zacarias' a new play Into the Beautiful North, has extended and must close November 20 (originally scheduled to close Nov. 13). Central Works' first partnership with the National New Play Network was met with a tremendous response from the press and audiences alike. Described at its premiere as possessing the "alchemy of inspired satire, turned into a laugh-filled theatrical experience" and "never allowing the humor to blind us to the plight of its characters...".  Into the Beautiful North is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea and inspired by the classic Hollywood western The Magnificent Seven. (more...)

World Premiere of BETH IN JULY by 'Master of Macabre' R.J. Tsarov
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Beth in July is written by R.J. Tsarov, produced by the Prop Thtr and directed by Shannon Evans. What happens when two peculiar people meet via online dating? With a history of increasing violence that started with an exploding firecracker when she was just four, Beth is a walking disaster. (more...)

BWW Review: OUT LOUD Theatre Brings Intense and Stunning DRACULA to Life
by Robert Barossi - May 9, 2016

Storytelling is something that, fundamentally, defies definition. Who is to say how a story should best be told? How many different ways have stories been passed down over the centuries? Whatever our own preferences are for storytelling forms and devices, there are countless others, often used in successful ways. In its three years of existence, OUT LOUD Theatre has at times defied conventional definitions of storytelling and developed their own unique style. With its spectacular use of that style, their current production of Dracula is a gorgeous example of the company's storytelling prowess, wrapped in a unique and surprising piece of theatrical art. (more...)

THE BIG HOT MESS Comes to DIVAfest
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

THE BIG HOT MESS, written and performed by Catherine Debon and featuring Kevin Copps as the Boss and voiceover by Owen Walker, will be directed by Amanda Ortmayer as part of DIVAfest this June. (more...)

The Pearl Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Pearl Theatre Company has announced programming for the 2016-17 season. All four productions will take place at The Pearl Theater (555 West 42nd Street.) (more...)

Murder Mystery Classic LAURA to Play Stoneham Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Everyone is a suspect in the murder of Laura Hunt, an irresistibly attractive business woman trying to make her way in the world of advertising. A hard-boiled detective on the case becomes infatuated with her portrait after reading her memoirs, but her closest friends don't trust him. The twists and turns of this film noir classic, adapted for the stage, will have you guessing whodunit. (more...)

FX to Present FARGO Second Installment Marathon This June
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

FX will air the acclaimed second installment of FX's limited series FARGO in its entirety on Saturday, June 4, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President of Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. (more...)

Seven Siblings Theatre Presents RHINOCEROS This June
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

For their second production in 2016, Seven Siblings Theatre is pleased to present Rhinoceros, a surreal theatrical experience written by avant-garde playwright Eugene Ionesco. This is Seven Siblings' most experimental production to date. This show is produced as a part of THE Rhinoceros PROJECT, a ten day intensive experiment that shatters gender confinements, demands a series of physical and conceptual challenges, and explosively imagines Ionesco's work for a contemporary audience. Many of the roles have been cast in different genders than originally scripted, and the cast has only ten days to collaboratively explore and rehearse the play. As an added challenge, a list of ten things that must occur or appear in the production has been created, and the cast will explore how to incorporate them into the performances. (more...)

Denver Hosts Weekend of Arts and Culture, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

DENVER, May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Mile High City is the place to be this Memorial Day weekend. From May 27-30, the city will celebrate the beginning of summer with events and festivals, live music, professional sports games and stimulating cultural experiences. The events coupled with the city's outdoor, active vibe, from the abundant rooftop patios to the walkable downtown, plus great hotel deals, will help visitors make the most of their long weekend. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater to Close 17th Season with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAY
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Cutting Ball Theater closes its 17th season, dedicated to dreams, with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAY. (more...)

Bay Area Reporter to Celebrate 45th Anniversary with 2016 'Besties Party'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Celebrate the Bay Area Reporter's 45th Anniversary and the 2016 Sixth Annual Besties party at Oasis on Thursday, April 7, 6 to 9 p.m. (398 11th Street at Folsom), with guest-host Shawn Ryan. (more...)

Tonic Theatre Honours Women in Theatre with TONIC CELEBRATES
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

Tonic Theatre today announces the inaugural Tonic Celebrates event which is a new initiative for the company celebrating the achievements of inspirational women in theatre. For the first event on 22 June at Ambassadors Theatre, Tonic Theatre's Director Lucy Kerbel will be in conversation with multi award-winning lighting designer Paule Constable, Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre Indhu Rubasingham, and playwright Jessica Swale. Tickets for the event start from just £5 (0207 395 5405/www.theambassadorstheatre.co.uk). (more...)

Theatre Rhinoceros Presents Noel Coward's PRESENT LAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2016

Part 2 of Theatre Rhino's Noel Coward Celebration will have its Theatre Rhinoceros premiere for a limited engagement - 25 performances only! (more...)

THE BIG HOT MESS Comes to DIVAfest Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

THE BIG HOT MESS, written and performed by Catherine Debon and featuring Kevin Copps as the Boss and voiceover by Owen Walker, is directed by Amanda Ortmayer as part of DIVAfest, beginning today, June 3. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

The Breadbox Theatre to Stage World Premiere of THE AWAKENING This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Breadbox presents the World Premiere of THE AWAKENING, adapted for the stage by Oren Stevens and developed with Ariel Craft, based on Kate Chopin's revolutionary novel. The Breadbox Artistic Director Ariel Craft (The Pillowman, Blood Wedding, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore) helms this stunning production, breathing new life into Chopin's feminist masterwork. THE AWAKENING plays July 29 through August 20 (press opening: July 30) at EXIT Theatre (156 Eddy St.) in San Francisco. For tickets ($20) and more information, the public may visit breadboxtheatre.org. (more...)

Seven Siblings Theatre's RHINOCEROS Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

For their second production in 2016, Seven Siblings Theatre is pleased to present Rhinoceros, a surreal theatrical experience written by avant-garde playwright Eugene Ionesco. This is Seven Siblings' most experimental production to date. This show is produced as a part of THE Rhinoceros PROJECT, a ten day intensive experiment that shatters gender confinements, demands a series of physical and conceptual challenges, and explosively imagines Ionesco's work for a contemporary audience. Many of the roles have been cast in different genders than originally scripted, and the cast has only ten days to collaboratively explore and rehearse the play. As an added challenge, a list of ten things that must occur or appear in the production has been created, and the cast will explore how to incorporate them into the performances. (more...)

Theatre Rhinoceros Presents Noel Coward's PRESENT LAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Part 2 of Theatre Rhino's Noel Coward Celebration will have its Theatre Rhinoceros premiere for a limited engagement - 25 performances only! (more...)

Official: Ophelia Lovibond, Cornelius Booth & More to Join Dominic Cooper in THE LIBERTINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Further cast members are announced to join the previously confirmed star Dominic Cooper in Stephen Jeffreys' sexually charged masterpiece The Libertine this autumn. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson, the play will have a limited run from 31 August to 17 September at Bath Theatre Royal as part of the theatre's 2016 summer season, prior to a West End engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with opening night for press on 27 September. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of RHINOCEROS with The Seeing Place
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

 Is conformity the answer that guarantees safety and comfort in a 'civilized" society?  To continue its season, "But Who Am I, Really," The Seeing Place presents a revival which examines that distinct moment when a person makes a choice between two worlds that changes their identity forever. ? (more...)

Idris Goodwin's BARS AND MEASURES Continues NNPN Rollout This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the initial success of the first half of the NNPN Rolling World Premiere (RWP) of Bars and Measures by Idris Goodwin. (more...)

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell Join Caryl Churchill's PIGS AND DOGS
by Marianka Swain - Jul 1, 2016

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell have been cast in Caryl Churchill's new 10-minute play PIGS AND DOGS. Rehearsals start on Monday 11 July 2016. Pigs and Dogs runs from Wednesday 20 July 2016 to Saturday 30 July 2016 in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. Press night is on Friday 22 July 2016, 6.30pm. (more...)

The Seeing Place Announces Modern-Dress, Uncut Production of MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

What do you feel you are owed in this world? What are you willing to do to get it? To complete the season's theme, 'But Who Am I, Really,' The Seeing Place presents one of Shakespeare's greatest stories in a way rarely seen it before: with a deep emphasis on text that's understandable, presented in modern dress to deeply connect the audience to the play's relevance today. (more...)

British Museum Hosts Major UK Exhibition on South African Art, SOUTH AFRICA: THE ART OF A NATION, Oct. 27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

This autumn the British Museum will host the first major UK exhibition on South African art that explores a 100,000 history through archaeological, historic and contemporary artworks, which look at the long and rich artistic heritage of the country. South Africa: the art of a nation is sponsored by Jack and Betsy Ryan and will use art to tell the story of the region's deep history, the colonial period, apartheid, the birth of the 'rainbow nation' and South Africa today. Objects from the British Museum's own South African collections will be displayed alongside contemporary acquisitions. There will also be significant loans in the exhibition, including objects coming to the UK for the very first time, thanks to the exhibition's logistics partner IAG Cargo. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, September 30-October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

Central Works 2016 Season Concludes with INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The Central Works 2016 Season closes with Into the Beautiful North, a new play by Karen Zacarias opening Saturday October 15 in the historic Berkeley City Club. This production marks CW's first partnership with the National New Play Network for this Rolling World Premiere. Into the Beautiful North is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea and inspired by the classic Hollywood western The Magnificent Seven. (more...)

Sam Mendes In Talks to Direct Live-Action JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH for Disney
by Movies News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Sam Mendes is in “very early” discussions with Walt Disney Studios to helm a live-action version of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Teens to Produce, Perform RHINOCEROS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Almost 60 years since its premiere, the absurdist drama Rhinoceros is back - and it's as relevant as ever. Praised as "an allegory for our times" by The New York Times, Eugene Ionesco's 1959 play will be produced and performed entirely by local students at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre for one night only on Saturday, August 13, at 7:30 p.m., on the Theatre's stage. (more...)

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY Begins at the Lyric Stage Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 Season continues today, April 8 with MR. BURNS, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn, with a score by Michael Friedman and lyrics by Anne Washburn. Directed by A. Nora Long, the production also features music director Allyssa Jones and choreographer Yo-El Cassell. MR. BURNS runs through May 7, 2016, with the official opening slated for April 10. (more...)

Bay Area Reporter to Celebrate 45th Anniversary with 2016 'Besties Party'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Celebrate the Bay Area Reporter's 45th Anniversary and the 2016 Sixth Annual Besties party at Oasis on Today, April 7, 6 to 9 p.m. (398 11th Street at Folsom), with guest-host Shawn Ryan. (more...)

Full Cast Set for UK Premiere of Ayad Akhtar's THE INVISIBLE HAND at Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

?Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre, Indhu Rubasingham, today announces the full cast for the UK premiere of The Invisible Hand - a political thriller from Ayad Akhtar who won the Pulitzer Prize for his play Disgraced which ran at the Bush Theatre in 2013. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com for 3/27/2016 - 4/3/2016
by BWW - Apr 3, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com from 3/27/2016 - 4/3/2016. (more...)

Murder Mystery Classic LAURA to Play Stoneham Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Everyone is a suspect in the murder of Laura Hunt, an irresistibly attractive business woman trying to make her way in the world of advertising. A hard-boiled detective on the case becomes infatuated with her portrait after reading her memoirs, but her closest friends don't trust him. The twists and turns of this film noir classic, adapted for the stage, will have you guessing whodunit. (more...)

Tickets to Maltz Jupiter Theatre's 2016-17 Season on Sale 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is ready to shine with its 2016/17 season, Let Us Entertain You! (more...)

Thrillpeddlers to Present 'THE UNTAMED STAGE' This Spring at The Hypnodrome
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Thrillpeddlers presents THE UNTAMED STAGE:, Weimar Berlin Kabarett, A New Musical by Scrumbly Koldewyn, running April 14 - May 28, 2016 (Thurs., Fri. & Sat. - 8:00 pm). Opening Night is set for Thurs., April 21, 2016 - 8:00 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Anne Jackson
by Walter McBride - Apr 14, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Anne Jackson, who was nominated for a Tony in 1956 for MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT and who enjoyed a long career with her husband, Eli Wallach, died Tuesday, April 12, in Manhattan. She was 90. (more...)

Tony Nominee Anne Jackson, Wife of Eli Wallach, Dies at 90
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Anne Jackson, who was nominated for a Tony in 1956 for MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT and who enjoyed a long career with her husband, Eli Wallach, died Tuesday, April 12, in Manhattan. She was 90. (more...)

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