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BWW Reviews: Counter-Productions Stages Intense, Captivating RICHARD IIIBWW Reviews: Counter-Productions Stages Intense, Captivating RICHARD III
by Veronica Bruscini - May 9, 2015

Counter-Productions Theatre Company's excellent staging of William Shakespeare's Richard III is a performance not to be missed. CPTC's RICHARD comes to life in AS220's Black Box theater, a cozy, intimate space utilized brilliantly by the company. (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...)

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...)

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...)

BWW Reviews: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Is Really Quite SomethingBWW Reviews: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Is Really Quite Something
by Barry Lenny - May 4, 2015

The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild has turned, once again, to the multi-award winning director, Megan Dansie, to tackle Shakespeare's comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. (more...)

Portland Shakespeare Project to Welcome Dame Janet Suzman in WARS OF THE ROSES Readings, 6/1-2Portland Shakespeare Project to Welcome Dame Janet Suzman in WARS OF THE ROSES Readings, 6/1-2
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Portland Shakespeare Project is thrilled to present staged readings of the first two plays of The Wars of the Roses trilogy, Henry VI on June 1 and Edward IV on June 2, both starring Dame Janet Suzman, on the Alder Stage at Artists Repertory Theatre. (more...)

Playwrights' Center Names New Core Writers, 2015-16 Many Voices FellowsPlaywrights' Center Names New Core Writers, 2015-16 Many Voices Fellows
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

?The Playwrights' Center has introduced eight new Core Writers, as well as the 2015-16 Many Voices Fellows, Many Voices Mentees, and Core Apprentices. These writers will join the continuing Core Writers and the previously announced 2015-16 Jerome Fellows, McKnight Fellows in Playwriting, and McKnight National Residency and Commission recipient as the Center's season of playwrights. McKnight Theater Artist Fellows will be announced in June. (more...)

Mine is Yours Theatre Company to Bring ROMEO AND JULIET to 2015 Hollywood FringeMine is Yours Theatre Company to Bring ROMEO AND JULIET to 2015 Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

As part of the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival, Mine is Yours Theatre Company will remount their adventurous 90-minute production of R&J, a gender-reversed Romeo and Juliet, which had a successful preview run last November at Theatre of NOTE. While remaining faithful to Shakespeare's language, R&J transforms Romeo into Romea, Juliet into Julian, Friar Laurence into Sister Laurence, etc., in an extravaganza of gender-swapping that makes this classic love story resonate in an electrifying new way.  (more...)

Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Alan Jay Lerner (book & lyrics) and Frederick Loewe's (music) classic My Fair Lady. The production will be directed by Marc Bruni, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Ben Whiteley. (more...)

Roger Rees on Leave From THE VISIT; Tom Nelis Steps InRoger Rees on Leave From THE VISIT; Tom Nelis Steps In
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that Roger Rees is currently on leave from The Visit, and in his place, Tom Nelis is temporarily stepping in as Anton Schell. No word yet on the duration of the hiatus. Of note, the star has also been swapped out for Nelis on the show's official web site. According to audience member reports, Nelis is giving a stellar performance in the role opposite the legendary Chita Rivera. Keep checking BroadwayWorld as we learn more! (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE: THE NINA VARIATIONS' Jaclynn Jutting & Justin HandTHE FRIDAY FIVE: THE NINA VARIATIONS' Jaclynn Jutting & Justin Hand
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2015

Inspired by BroadwayWorld.com's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five: five questions designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. Today, our spotlight focuses on Justin Hand, who plays Treplev, and director Jaclynn Jutting from Verge Theatre's production of Steven Dietz's The Nina Variations, opening tonight at Belmont's Black Box Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/22/15- Laurence OlivierSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/22/15- Laurence Olivier
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2015

Happy Birthday, Laurence Olivier! Born in 1907, Olivier remains one of the most revered actors of the 20th century. He was the first artistic director of the National Theatre of Great Britain and its main stage is named in his honour. Olivier's career as a stage and film actor spanned more than six decades and included a wide variety of roles, from the title role in Shakespeare's Othello and Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night to the sadistic Nazi dentist Christian Szell in Marathon Man and the kindly but determined Nazi-hunter in The Boys from Brazil. Olivier played more than 120 stage roles: Richard III, Macbeth, Romeo, Hamlet, Othello, Uncle Vanya, and Archie Rice in The Entertainer. He appeared in nearly sixty films, including William Wyler's Wuthering Heights, Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca, Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus, Otto Preminger's Bunny Lake Is Missing, Richard Attenborough's Oh! What a Lovely War, and A Bridge Too Far, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Sleuth, John Schlesinger's Marathon Man, Daniel Petrie's The Betsy, Desmond Davis' Clash of the Titans, and his own Henry V, Hamlet, and Richard III. (more...)

TEMPLE, with Simon Russell Beale, Begins at Donmar Warehouse TonightTEMPLE, with Simon Russell Beale, Begins at Donmar Warehouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Howard Davies will direct Steve Waters' new play TEMPLE, a fictionalised account of the events that took place during the 2011 Occupy demonstration outside St Paul's Cathedral. Simon Russell Beale will return to the Donmar stage to play the Dean having previously starred in The Philanthropist, Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya (for which he won the 2003 Olivier Award for Best Actor). The show starts tonight, May 21, with an official opening slated for May 27. TEMPLE runs through July 25, 2015. (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...)

BWW Interviews: Elliot Goldenthal - A Composer Grows in BrooklynBWW Interviews: Elliot Goldenthal - A Composer Grows in Brooklyn
by Erica Miner - May 18, 2015

Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in classical music, he has won Oscar, Golden Globe and World Soundtrack Awards (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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nigel Barrett, Cath Whitefield, Chris Jared & More in Northampton Stage's CYRANO DE BERGERACPhoto Flash: First Look at Nigel Barrett, Cath Whitefield, Chris Jared & More in Northampton Stage's CYRANO DE BERGERAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Royal & Derngate's Made in Northampton 2015 season starts in April with the sweeping epic, Cyrano de Bergerac. Directed by Lorne Campbell, Anthony Burgess' translation of Edmund Rostand's classic play is a co-production with Northern Stage, and takes to the Royal stage in Northampton from Friday 3 April to Saturday 25 April, before transferring to Newcastle. Check out a first look at some of the production photos below! (more...)

David Serero to Star in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at the Center for Jewish History This JuneDavid Serero to Star in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at the Center for Jewish History This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

William Shakespeare's classic THE MERCHANT OF VENICE will be performed in New York on June 10th at 3pm (Preview), 14th at 7pm (Opening), 22nd and 24th at 8pm 2015. (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...)

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...)

The Huntington Hosts Shakespeare Conference April 17-18, 2015The Huntington Hosts Shakespeare Conference April 17-18, 2015
by Ellen Dostal - Apr 6, 2015

The Huntington Library will host a two-day Shakespeare conference Friday and Saturday, April 17 – 18: Rethinking Shakespeare in the Social Depth of Politics. Cost is only $25 (free for students). The “new social history” has exploded the myth that the culture of Shakespeare's society was one of obedience. In this special event, social historians and literary critics will reposition his works in the culture wars of the period, and reassess Shakespeare's presentation of power and authority. Space is still available but seating is limited. (more...)

New Perspectives Theatre to Stage SHE CALLS ME FIREFLY, 4/15-5/3New Perspectives Theatre to Stage SHE CALLS ME FIREFLY, 4/15-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2015

New Perspectives Theatre Company and VH Theatrical Development Foundation are delighted to announce a new collaboration on a limited-run production of She Calls Me Firefly by Teresa Lotz, opening April 15, 2015 and running through May 3, 2015 with a varied performance schedule. The production takes advantage of the New Perspectives Studio storefront at 458 West 37th Street to bring the phrase 'drinks and a show' to a whole new level. (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...)

MTC's NORTH BY NORTHWEST Begins in JuneMTC's NORTH BY NORTHWEST Begins in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Melbourne Theatre Company, in collaboration with Kay + McLean Productions, presents the theatrical spectacular North by Northwest. Adapted by Carolyn Burns and directed by MTC luminary Simon Phillips, this stunning stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's infamous spy thriller stars Matt Day as man-on-the-run, Roger O. Thornhill, and Amber McMahon as the cool blonde, Eve Kendall. This world premiere production opens on Thursday 4 June at Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Announces Benefit RaffleRubicon Theatre Announces Benefit Raffle
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Rubicon Theatre, a not-for-profit professional regional theatre company in Ventura, California, has launched a British-themed spring raffle to raise funds for the company's summer education and outreach camp programs. (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...)

Winners of Inaugural ALSO RECOGNISED AWARDS AnnouncedWinners of Inaugural ALSO RECOGNISED AWARDS Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The full list of winners are announced today in the inaugural Also Recognised Awards, the new audience-voted, industry accolade set up by theatre commentators Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock to celebrate lesser-known but equally worthy talent in fields overlooked by other awards bodies. Over a month's voting, more than 15,000 people took part. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE FATHER at Tricycle TheatreFull Cast Announced for THE FATHER at Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

The full cast is announced today for The Father, transferring to the Tricycle Theatre following a hugely successful, critically acclaimed run last year at the Ustinov Studio in Bath. Kenneth Cranham, Rebecca Charles, Colin Tierney and Jade Williams reprise their original roles and are joined by new cast members Claire Skinner and Jim Sturgeon. The production opens on 12 May, with previews from 7 May, and runs until 13 June. (more...)

Welcome to The Hummingbird! Meet the Full Cast of AIRLINE HIGHWAY, Opening Tonight on BroadwayWelcome to The Hummingbird! Meet the Full Cast of AIRLINE HIGHWAY, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Airline Highway, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out), opens tonight, April 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (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...)

Gina McKee, Richard Clothier to Star in Ustinov Studios' THE MOTHERGina McKee, Richard Clothier to Star in Ustinov Studios' THE MOTHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The Ustinov Studio, Bath has announced the final production in its spring 2015 season, the UK premiere of Florian Zeller's THE MOTHER, in a new translation by Christopher Hampton, directed by the Ustinov Studio's Artistic Director Laurence Boswell. (more...)

University of Adelaide Theatre Guild Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHINGUniversity of Adelaide Theatre Guild Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by Barry Lenny - Apr 19, 2015

Shakespeare's much-loved comedy, Much Ado About Nothing features Benedick, a wisecracking confirmed bachelor, and Beatrice, his favourite sparring partner. (more...)

Crystal Joy, Saycon Sengbloh & More Join Cast of Center Stage's Bob Marley Musical; Full Company Announced!Crystal Joy, Saycon Sengbloh & More Join Cast of Center Stage's Bob Marley Musical; Full Company Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Center Stage announces the full cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Marley, a new musical with music and lyrics by Bob Marley, and written and directed by Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah. The production will run May 7* to June 14, 2015 at Center Stage in Baltimore. (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...)

Trevor Project Will Honor Ian McKellen at TREVORLIVE NEW YORKTrevor Project Will Honor Ian McKellen at TREVORLIVE NEW YORK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Celebrating 16 years, The Trevor Project will honor Sir Ian McKellen with the Trevor Hero Award at "TrevorLIVE New York" on June 15th at the Marriott Marquis, presented by Wells Fargo. McKellen will be honored for his ongoing support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community. Maine's Ryan Fecteau, the youngest openly gay state legislator, will be named the Youth Innovator Honoree for his on-going advocacy and commitment to equality, and Johnson & Johnson will be honored with the 20/20 Visionary Award. The awards will be presented at The Trevor Project's high-profile evening of music, comedy and entertainment which brings together top entertainers, advocates and corporate leaders to support the organization's life-saving, life-affirming work for LGBT and questioning youth in crisis. (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...)

We're All Made of Stars! Meet the Full Cast of FINDING NEVERLAND, Opening Tonight on BroadwayWe're All Made of Stars! Meet the Full Cast of FINDING NEVERLAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 15, 2015

The new Broadway musical Finding Neverland, starring Matthew Morrison, Kelsey Grammer and Laura Michelle Kelly, began previews on March 15 and officially opens tonight, April 15, 2015 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (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...)

DOCTOR WHO Writer's EASY LAUGHTER Begins 4/30 at Dirt [contained] TheatreDOCTOR WHO Writer's EASY LAUGHTER Begins 4/30 at Dirt [contained] Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Dirt [contained] Theatre Company is set for the New York premiere of EASY LAUGHTER, the Sunday Times Award-winning play written by Robert Shearman, a Shirley Jackson and World Fantasy award winning author and Hugo-nominated writer for the hit BBC series Doctor Who. (more...)

Full Cast Confirmed For THE VOTE At DonmarFull Cast Confirmed For THE VOTE At Donmar
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Donmar Warehouse has confirmed the full cast for The Vote. Joining the previously announced cast, Eddie Arnold, MyAnna Buring, Stavros Demetraki, Tommy French, Joanna Griffin, Gerard Horan, Chukwudi Iwuji, Stephen Kennedy, Beverley Longhurst, Andrew McDonald, Bhasker Patel, Penny Ryder and Michael Shaeffer complete an ensemble of actors who will represent the team of polling station volunteers, polling officers, and the diverse array of characters that are the voting public. (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...)

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...)

Berkeley Rep to Close Season with ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Begin. 5/8Berkeley Rep to Close Season with ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Begin. 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre will conclude its 48th season with Richard Bean's internationally acclaimed One Man, Two Guvnors, a sassy update of Carlo Goldoni's classic knee-slapper, The Servant of Two Masters. Set in 1963 Brighton, England, One Man, Two Guvnors is a brilliantly delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues. The uproarious plot features a disarming and doltish Francis Henshall who finds himself trapped by farce into working for two bosses - who are connected in wildly improbable ways. He just has to keep them from discovering each other. Inspired insanity, high-low antics, and nimble wordplay ensue - all backed by live musicians paying homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four. Directed by David Ivers - artistic director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival - and with songs by Grant Olding, One Man, Two Guvnors is a riotous blast complete with a colorful cast of characters in a topsy-turvy world of love triangles and mistaken identities. It previews on Friday May 8, 2015, opens on Friday, May 15, 2015, and plays through Sunday June 21, 2015. Press night for One Man, Two Guvnors will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015. Individual tickets start at $29 and can be purchased by phone at (510) 647-2949 or online at berkeleyrep.org. (more...)

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