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BWW Interview: Tony Nominees Nathaniel Parker, Lydia Leonard & Ben Miles Reveal Favorite Part of WOLF HALLBWW Interview: Tony Nominees Nathaniel Parker, Lydia Leonard & Ben Miles Reveal Favorite Part of WOLF HALL
by Richard Ridge - May 8, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' sat down with 'Wolf Hall: Parts I and II' lead cast members Nathaniel Parker (King Henry VIII), Ben Miles (Thomas Cromwell), and Lydia Leonard (Anne Boleyn) to talk about the play and their careers. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth's 2015 Season to Feature Shakespeare, Stoppard & MoreTheater at Monmouth's 2015 Season to Feature Shakespeare, Stoppard & More
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

For 2015 Theater at Monmouth has planned a season of Magic, Murder, and Mayhem! Season 46 peeks into nature of reality and illusion, pokes fun at the foibles and fables of romances young and old, and will prick-up the hairs on the back of your neck. From Shakespeare to Stoppard and Coward to James, the 2015 Season is sure to be a perception-altering ride. (more...)

David Suchet-Led IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Set for UK Tour Before London RunDavid Suchet-Led IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Set for UK Tour Before London Run
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

As previously announced, David Suchet will star as 'Lady Bracknell' in Oscar Wilde's much loved and exhilarating masterpiece THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. Directed by Adrian Noble, the new production will open in the West End on July 1, 2015, with previews from June 24. Suchet recently told the Daily Mail that Goeffrey Rush and Brian Bedford's portrayals of the iconic character led him to take the role, but that he wants to play the lady 'straight.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's HENRY VPhoto Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season and multi-year history cycle with "Henry V" by William Shakespeare.  This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips.  This production features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members including Justin McCombs as he returns to the stage to continue the journey of Henry V that he started as Prince Hal last season.  (more...)

RSC to Tour THE FAMOUS VICTORIES OF HENRY VRSC to Tour THE FAMOUS VICTORIES OF HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company continues its commitment to creating live theatre for young audiences with its First Encounters with Shakespeare production of The Famous Victories of Henry V - a 90 minute adventure condensing the three great plays of Henry IV Parts I and II and Henry V. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Diary of an Englishman in New York- 'British People Just Sound Smart'BWW Exclusive: Diary of an Englishman in New York- 'British People Just Sound Smart'
by Rufus Wright - May 5, 2015

Follow along as Wright takes us behind the scenes of The Audience's Broadway journey with 'Diary of an Englishman in New York'. Be sure to check back weekly for his latest installments! (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...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Ireland (A Country Under Wave)Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Ireland (A Country Under Wave)
by Chris McCormack - May 29, 2015

Explore the depths of the country this summer. Celebrate the 150th anniversary of W.B. Yeats's birth, catch the epic DruidShakespeare, visit festivals in Cork and Galway. (more...)

Juma Sharkah and Laura Elsworthy Join MIF's THE SKRIKERJuma Sharkah and Laura Elsworthy Join MIF's THE SKRIKER
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Juma Sharkah and Laura Elsworthy will play Lily and Josie respectively in The Skriker at Manchester International Festival. The production will run at Royal Exchange Theatre from 4 July. The ensemble cast will include Sarah Amankwah, Harry Attwell, Alex Austin, Hannah Hutch, Martins Imhangbe, Kate Jackson, Stuart Overington, Beatrice Scirocchi, Andrew Sheridan, Jessica Walker, Leah Walker and Owen Whitelaw. As previously announced, Maxine Peake will play the eponymous role. (more...)

Juma Sharkah & Laura Elsworthy to Join Maxine Peake in THE SKRIKER at Manchester International FestivalJuma Sharkah & Laura Elsworthy to Join Maxine Peake in THE SKRIKER at Manchester International Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Juma Sharkah and Laura Elsworthy will play Lily and Josie respectively in The Skriker at Manchester International Festival. The production will run at Royal Exchange Theatre from 4 July. The ensemble cast will include Sarah Amankwah, Harry Attwell, Alex Austin, Hannah Hutch, Martins Imhangbe, Kate Jackson, Stuart Overington, Beatrice Scirocchi, Andrew Sheridan, Jessica Walker, Leah Walker and Owen Whitelaw. As previously announced, Maxine Peake will play the eponymous role. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Diary of an Englishman in New York- Voting Myself out of WorkBWW Exclusive: Diary of an Englishman in New York- Voting Myself out of Work
by Rufus Wright - May 26, 2015

Follow along as Wright takes us behind the scenes of The Audience's Broadway journey with 'Diary of an Englishman in New York'. Be sure to check back weekly for his latest installments! (more...)

Eddie Redmayne to Star in THE FIFTH BEATLE Movie?Eddie Redmayne to Star in THE FIFTH BEATLE Movie?
by Movies News Desk - May 21, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne is being considered for the role of Beatles manager Brian Epstein in the upcoming movie THE FIFTH BEATLE. (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...)

TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance presents a magical, family-friendly, Louisiana bayou-inspired production of A Midsummer Night's Dream on the U of M's Mainstage from June 4-21. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees- Nathaniel ParkerIn the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees- Nathaniel Parker
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2015

Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Throughout the month, we will continue our Tonys coverage by bringing you exclusive photos by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! Below, meet Nathaniel Parker, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play nominee for Wolf Hall: Parts 1&2. (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of IMAGE OF AN UNKNOWN YOUNG WOMAN at Gate TheatreFull Cast Set for World Premiere of IMAGE OF AN UNKNOWN YOUNG WOMAN at Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Christopher Haydon, today announces the cast for his production of the world premiere of Elinor Cook's Image of an Unknown Young Woman - Oliver Birch (Chorus), Susan Brown (Candace), Wendy Kweh (Nia), Emilie Patry (Chorus), Isaac Ssenbandeke(Chorus), Anjana Vasan (Leyla), Eileen Walsh (Yasmin) and Ashley Zhangazha (Ali). The production opens on 8 June, with previews from 4 June, and runs until 27 June. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Diary of an Englishman in New York- Tearful British Actors Witness British General ElectionBWW Exclusive: Diary of an Englishman in New York- Tearful British Actors Witness British General Election
by Rufus Wright - May 19, 2015

Follow along as Wright takes us behind the scenes of The Audience's Broadway journey with 'Diary of an Englishman in New York'. Be sure to check back weekly for his latest installments! (more...)

Steve Guttenberg to Lead Hudson Warehouse's HENRY IV PART 1 This SummerSteve Guttenberg to Lead Hudson Warehouse's HENRY IV PART 1 This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Steve Guttenberg, known for his roles in "Police Academy," "Cocoon" and "Three Men and a Baby," as well as the recent Broadway one-act play by Woody Allen, Honeymoon Hotel, will be guest starring in Hudson Warehouse's production of HENRY 4.1. Mr. Guttenberg will make his Shakespearean debut as Earl of Northumberland in The Warehouse's June production at The Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, in the heart of Riverside Park. (more...)

'LITTLE MALCOLM' Begins in July at Southwark Playhouse'LITTLE MALCOLM' Begins in July at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

This 50th anniversary production of Little Malcolm and his Struggle Against the Eunuchs, a revival of David Halliwell's startlingly pertinent comedy, is the first in London in 16 years. (more...)

Classic Stage Company Extends DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Starring Chris NothClassic Stage Company Extends DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Starring Chris Noth
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, has announced that its upcoming production of DOCTOR FAUSTUS, adapted by David Bridel and Andrei Belgrader from the play by Christopher Marlowe, starring Chris Noth ("Law & Order," "Sex and the City," "The Good Wife"), directed by Andrei Belgrader (CSC's production of The Cherry Orchard) will extend through Sunday, July 12.  Previews will now begin Tuesday, June 2 with an official opening Thursday, June 18 at CSC (136 East 13th Street).   Joining Noth in the cast are Tony Award nominee and "The Good Wife" co-star Zach Grenier as Mephistopheles, Jeffrey Binder, Ken Cheeseman, Carmen M. Herlihy, Walker Jones, Marina Lazzaretto, Geoffrey Owens and Lucas Caleb Rooney.  (more...)

Steppenwolf Extends THE HERDSteppenwolf Extends THE HERD
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the extension of The Herd, the debut play of Olivier Award-winning actor Rory Kinnear currently playing to critical acclaim in its U.S. premiere production in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre. In a four-star review, the Chicago Tribune raves, 'A family drama that sticks with you...this is Steppenwolf acting at its best' and The New York Times says, 'a buoyantly entertaining play [that] breathes with real, complicated life.' Directed by ensemble member and Tony Award-winning director Frank Galati, The Herd adds six additional performances, extending the run through June 14, 2015 with the original cast. Tickets ($20-$89) to the added performances are now on sale through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), at 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. (more...)

RSC's DEATH OF A SALESMAN Opens in the West End TonightRSC's DEATH OF A SALESMAN Opens in the West End Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) previously announced that Gregory Doran's production of Arthur Miller's 1949 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Death of a Salesman would transfer to the Noel Coward Theatre in London's West End, following its run in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. The run opens tonight 13 May and plays through 18 July 2015. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Diary of an Englishman in New York- Trendy New Yorkers Starting To Emulate 18th Century Brits?BWW Exclusive: Diary of an Englishman in New York- Trendy New Yorkers Starting To Emulate 18th Century Brits?
by Rufus Wright - May 12, 2015

Follow along as Wright takes us behind the scenes of The Audience's Broadway journey with 'Diary of an Englishman in New York'. Be sure to check back weekly for his latest installments! (more...)

Eddie Redmayne Officially in Talks for HARRY POTTER Spinoff 'FANTASTIC BEASTS'Eddie Redmayne Officially in Talks for HARRY POTTER Spinoff 'FANTASTIC BEASTS'
by Movies News Desk - May 12, 2015

According to Deadline, Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne is officially in talks for the role of 'Newt Scamander' in Warner Bros. HARRY POTTER spin-off film FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM. The news follows reports earlier this year that Redmayne was the studio's top choice for the film. (more...)

Full Cast Set for UK Premiere of TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' ONE ARM, Adapted by Moises KaufmanFull Cast Set for UK Premiere of TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' ONE ARM, Adapted by Moises Kaufman
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Alex Turner Productions today announces the full cast for the UK premiere of Tennessee Williams' One Arm adapted for the stage by Moises Kaufman. Josh Seymour directs Joe Jameson (The Divinity Student), Georgia Kerr (The Girl in the French Quarter), Peter Hannah (The Guard), James Tucker (Lester) and Tom Varey (Ollie Olsen). The company members play multiple roles around the central character of Ollie Olsen - characters weaving through the complex tapestry of his life. The production opens at Southwark Playhouse on 12 June, with previews from 10 June, and runs until 4 July. (more...)

West End's ROMEO AND JULIET Adds Derek Jacobi to CastWest End's ROMEO AND JULIET Adds Derek Jacobi to Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Derek Jacobi will play Mercutio opposite Lily James as Juliet and Richard Madden as Romeo in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company production of Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick Theatre. The production will run from 12 May 2016 until 13 August 2016. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Diary of an Englishman in New York- You're British? You know Fergie?BWW Exclusive: Diary of an Englishman in New York- You're British? You know Fergie?
by Rufus Wright - Mar 31, 2015

Follow along as Wright takes us behind the scenes of The Audience's Broadway journey with 'Diary of an Englishman in New York'. Be sure to check back weekly for his latest installments! (more...)

Actor Returning to RCP Stage 60 Years After First PerformanceActor Returning to RCP Stage 60 Years After First Performance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

February, 1955: 'Is there a doctor in the house?' This, the oldest theatrical cliche, was uttered by Harriet 'Hattie' Warren, after the curtain was rung down during the first act of the opening performance of 'The Flying Geraldos', our 1955 Rotary show (an annual benefit for Rotary's Sunshine Camp). The line got a big laugh, but for once it was said in earnest. Seems one of the trapeze performers in this play about the circus flopped on his face, knocking his unconscious, hence Hattie's request for medical assistance. The story stuck with Mrs. Warren for the rest of her 20 years as RCP Artistic Director. (more...)

Beneath Every History, Another History! Meet the Full Cast of WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2, Opening Tonight on BroadwayBeneath Every History, Another History! Meet the Full Cast of WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 9, 2015

The Broadway transfer of The Royal Shakespeare Company's Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 began previews on March 20, 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre, with an opening set for tonight, April 9, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

DEATH OF A SALESMAN to Receive West End Transfer to the Noel Coward TheatreDEATH OF A SALESMAN to Receive West End Transfer to the Noel Coward Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) announces today that Gregory Doran's production of Arthur Miller's 1949 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Death of a Salesman will transfer to the Noel Coward Theatre in London's West End, following its run in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. (more...)

Jason Watkins and Monica Dolan Lead John Tiffany's THE TWITS, Starting Tonight at the Royal CourtJason Watkins and Monica Dolan Lead John Tiffany's THE TWITS, Starting Tonight at the Royal Court
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Roald Dahl's The Twits, directed by John Tiffany, is mischievously adapted from Roald Dahl's story. Enda Walsh turns The Twits upside down and brings this revolting revolution to the Royal Court's stage from tonight, April 7, through May 31, 2015. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Diary of an Englishman in New York- You say potato, I say pot-artoBWW Exclusive: Diary of an Englishman in New York- You say potato, I say pot-arto
by Rufus Wright - Apr 7, 2015

Follow along as Wright takes us behind the scenes of The Audience's Broadway journey with 'Diary of an Englishman in New York'. Be sure to check back weekly for his latest installments! (more...)

CSC to Welcome Kathryn Grody in FALLING APART...TOGETHER This MonthCSC to Welcome Kathryn Grody in FALLING APART...TOGETHER This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Classic Stage Company with terraNOVA Collective in association with The Public Theater, will present two-time Obie Award-winning actress Kathryn Grody in Falling Apart….Together for four evenings in April at CSC (136 East 13th Street). In this one-woman show, Grody strives to be the predictable anchor among rambunctious sons, big personalities, and clashes between who you thought you would grow up to be and who you have become. This brilliant and explosively emotional new one-woman show is as brutally funny as it is brutally honest about what it means to be alive and present in the chaos of today's domestic possibilities. Written by Grody and directed by Timothy Near, Falling Apart…Together will be performed April 19, 20, 26 and 27 only. (more...)

Fellow 'GOOD WIFE' Cast Member to Join Chris Noth in CSC's DOCTOR FAUSTUSFellow 'GOOD WIFE' Cast Member to Join Chris Noth in CSC's DOCTOR FAUSTUS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, have announced complete for their upcoming production of DOCTOR FAUSTUS, adapted by David Bridel and Andrei Belgrader from the play by Christopher Marlowe, starring Chris Noth ('Law & Order,' 'Sex and the City,' 'The Good Wife'), directed by Andrei Belgrader (CSC's production of The Cherry Orchard). Joining Noth in the cast are Tony Award nominee and 'The Good Wife' co-star Zach Grenier as Mephistopheles, Jeff Binder, Ken Cheeseman, Carmen M. Herlihy, Walker Jones, Geoffrey Owens and Lucas Caleb Rooney. Previews begin Friday, May 29 for a limited engagement through Thursday, July 2 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). The official press opening is Thursday, June 18. (more...)

RSC's First Encounters with Shakespeare to Present Stripped Down HENRY V, June 2015RSC's First Encounters with Shakespeare to Present Stripped Down HENRY V, June 2015
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company continues its commitment to creating live theatre for young audiences with its First Encounters with Shakespeare production of The Famous Victories of Henry V - a 90 minute adventure condensing the three great plays of Henry IV Parts I and II and Henry V. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Diary of an Englishman in New York- Selfishly Taking Our Clothes Off For The Greater GoodBWW Exclusive: Diary of an Englishman in New York- Selfishly Taking Our Clothes Off For The Greater Good
by Rufus Wright - Apr 28, 2015

Follow along as Wright takes us behind the scenes of The Audience's Broadway journey with 'Diary of an Englishman in New York'. Be sure to check back weekly for his latest installments! (more...)

Jeremy Adams Named New General Manager of The Public TheaterJeremy Adams Named New General Manager of The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that they have named Jeremy Adams as The Public's new General Manager beginning April 27. (more...)

Nicole Kidman to Return to the West End in Anna Ziegler's PHOTOGRAPH 51Nicole Kidman to Return to the West End in Anna Ziegler's PHOTOGRAPH 51
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Michael Grandage Company today announce the UK premiere of Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51, with Academy award-winning actress Nicole Kidman as Rosalind Franklin. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Norm Lewis, Marin Mazzie & More to Celebrate Works of Kander & Ebb at CSC's Annual GalaChita Rivera, Norm Lewis, Marin Mazzie & More to Celebrate Works of Kander & Ebb at CSC's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, will present its 2015 annual gala, MUSICAL MASTERWORKS, Monday evening, May 11 at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel (145 West 44th Street, NYC).  Tony Award-winner and CSC Associate Director John Doyle will helm an evening of memorable numbers from iconic American musicals-a rich and vital heritage that CSC has begun to explore with the critically-acclaimed productions of Passion and Allegro. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Diary of an Englishman in New York- Crossing the RoadBWW Exclusive: Diary of an Englishman in New York- Crossing the Road
by Rufus Wright - Apr 21, 2015

Follow along as Wright takes us behind the scenes of The Audience's Broadway journey with 'Diary of an Englishman in New York'. Be sure to check back weekly for his latest installments! (more...)

Fugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT to Play BAM This SummerFugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT to Play BAM This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

In this taut 2013 theatrical adaptation of Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela's award winning-book, the apartheid regime's most notorious assassin and head of its death squad, Eugene de Kock (played by Matthew Marsh), sits opposite psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (played Noma Dumezweni) in Pretoria Central Prison in 1997. Gobodo-Madikizela is a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission determined to understand his actions. She questions de Kock, who is sentenced to two life terms plus 212 years for crimes against humanity, murder, conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms, and fraud. (more...)

Denis Arndt Replaces Kenneth Walsh in MTC's HEISENBERG; Rehearsals Begin This WeekDenis Arndt Replaces Kenneth Walsh in MTC's HEISENBERG; Rehearsals Begin This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Heisenberg, the new play by two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Punk Rock), directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw (The Lyons, How I Learned to Drive) starring Denis Arndt (The Night Alive at Geffen Playhouse, "The Practice") and Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker (Proof, "Weeds") begins rehearsals Thursday. (more...)

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' SHAKE 38 Kicks Off This WednesdayShakespeare Festival St. Louis' SHAKE 38 Kicks Off This Wednesday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Dozens of yoga enthusiasts are expected to greet the sun as excerpts from Richard II are read, models and a photographer will fuse fashion and photography in a spin-off of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and a bluegrass band inspired by Henry V will perform at Urban Chestnut's Midtown beer garden, all part of SHAKE 38, April 22-26, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' sixth annual performance marathon inspired by William Shakespeare's 38-play canon. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: Something Rotten! 10 Surprising Shakespeare-Inspired Theatrical ThingsSOUND OFF Special Edition: Something Rotten! 10 Surprising Shakespeare-Inspired Theatrical Things
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 15, 2015

Today we are shining a spotlight on some rarely discussed and unusual connections between the world of William Shakespeare and theatrical pop culture at large. Given the wide breadth of material contained within the canon of the Bard, it is certainly no understatement to claim that the connections are virtually endless between many modern tropes, terms, themes and ideas that derive in his classic plays - whether they be tragedies, comedies, histories or latter plays - yet the intriguing aspects of many of the lesser-known theatrical connections between Shakespeare and modern theatre are illuminating and fascinating to unearth. Ranging from the influence of Shakespeare on some of our greatest musical theatre masters - Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and William Finn included - through to the inspiration behind both Broadway's most lucrative production in history (THE LION KING) and the longest-running show in NYC to date (THE FANTASTICKS), the impact of Shakespeare on Broadway is impossible to accurately calculate - and, now, with the lovable and hilarious Shakespeare paean SOMETHING ROTTEN! poised to open later this month, the Bard is about to get a fresh jolt of electricity, buzz and excitement from the theatre community at large. Fear no more, indeed. (more...)

Peter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Opening TonightPeter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Classic Stage Company presents William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. Previews for HAMLET began on March 27 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through May 10. The official press opening is tonight, April 15. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Diary of an Englishman in New York- How long has it taken YOU to get to Broadway?BWW Exclusive: Diary of an Englishman in New York- How long has it taken YOU to get to Broadway?
by Rufus Wright - Apr 14, 2015

Follow along as Wright takes us behind the scenes of The Audience's Broadway journey with 'Diary of an Englishman in New York'. Be sure to check back weekly for his latest installments! (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare to Stage HENRY V, 5/8-30Cincinnati Shakespeare to Stage HENRY V, 5/8-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season and multi-year history cycle with 'Henry V' by William Shakespeare. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Company of WOLF HALLBWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Company of WOLF HALL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. On April 17th, 2015 (2pm to 3:30pm), please join us for a career Conversations at The New School-Auditorium on 12th Street (66 West 12th Street), with Wolf Hall: Parts I and II lead cast members Nathaniel Parker (King Henry VIII), Ben Miles (Thomas Cromwell), Lydia Leonard (Anne Boleyn) and Director Jeremy Herrin and moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' (more...)

The Living Theatre Co-Founder Judith Malina Dies at 88The Living Theatre Co-Founder Judith Malina Dies at 88
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

According to The New York Times, actor and director Judith Malina, who founded The Living Theatre with her husband, Julian Beck, passed away today, April 10, 2015 in Englewood, N.J. at the Lillian Booth Actors Home. She was 88. (more...)

Ronke Adekoluejo, James Northcote & More to Lead PRIDE & PREJUDICE at Sheffield TheatresRonke Adekoluejo, James Northcote & More to Lead PRIDE & PREJUDICE at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the cast for Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, dramatised by Simon Reade. Tamara Harvey directs Ronke Adekoluejo (Jane Bennet), Leona Allen (Kitty Bennet), Matthew Aubrey (Mr Collins), Michele Austin (Mrs Bennet), Adam Buchanan (Mr Bingley), Grace Chilton (Mary Bennet), Nell Hudson (Lydia Bennet), Isabella Laughland (Elizabeth Bennet), Emma McDonald (Georgiana Darcy),Abigail McKern (Lady Catherine de Bourgh), James Northcote (Mr Darcy), Sam Parks (Sir William Lucas / Mr Reynolds), Royce Pierreson (Mr Wickham), Corinna Powlesland (Mrs Gardiner), Ruby Thomas (Caroline Bingley), Howard Ward (Mr Bennet) and Eleanor Yates (Charlotte Lucas). They will be joined by members of the Sheffield Peoples' Theatre to complete the company. (more...)

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