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Photo Flash: Baltimore Shakespeare Performs ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA in Original Pronunciation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF), working closely with world-renowned dialect and original pronunciation (OP) expert Paul Meier, will open its 2017 season with an historic production of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, March 31 through April 23 at The Great Hall at St. Mary's Community Center. BSF's presentation will be the very first time that modern audiences will be able to hear Antony and Cleopatra spoken the way Shakespeare's audiences would have heard it when it was first performed in the early 1600s. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Announces 2017 Summer and Autumn Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

As she completes her first year as Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey today announces the 2017 Summer and Autumn seasons for the company. These include four world premieres; BoHo, a co-production with Hijinx Theatre which features both learning disabled and non-disabled actors, and, after a successful collaboration on the production of Love Lies and Taxidermy, Theatr Clwyd reunites with Paines Plough to open the 2017 Roundabout Season with co-productions of Black Mountain, Out Of Love and How To Be A Kid in collaboration with the Orange Tree Theatre. The Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of a new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, by Welsh Playwright Peter Gill, will be directed by Harvey and will open at Clwyd from the 21 September ahead of transferring to Sheffield Theatres as part of Robert Hastie's inaugural season. (more...)

'HEDWIG' Helmer Michael Mayer to Helm Pharrell Williams-Inspired Movie Musical
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Broadway helmer Michael Mayer will direct a new movie musical for FOX inspired by multi-Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams. (more...)

Comic Drama CHURCH & STATE Opens Tomorrow at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

Producers Charlotte Cohn, SCS Innovations, LLC, Forty-Eight Theatrical Group, Neil Gooding Productions, Ralph Meranto/JCC CenterStage, Brierpatch Productions, Karen Cohen/Jack Hayflick, and Bonnie E. Lautenberg, in association with NewYorkRep & The Telling Company present the New York Premiere of Church & State, the critically acclaimed play by Jason Odell Williams at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) where performances began March 3, 2017 for an open-ended engagement. Opening Night is tomorrow evening, Monday, March 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Casting Announced for the Royal Ballet's Exclusive QPAC Seasons of WOOLF WORKS and THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

The Royal Ballet arrives in Australia, direct from London, this winter for an exclusive residency at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from Thursday 29 June to Sunday 9 July 2017. (more...)

Aux Dog Theatre to Inaugurate SHAKESPEARE 505 Project with MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

If it is spring, it's time for Shakespeare. And the Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill will not disappoint. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/24 - A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/24 - A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN and More! (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet To Play At Edgecombe Community College Performing Arts Series, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

New York Theatre Ballet, the foremost chamber ballet company in the United States, will return to Tarboro, North Carolina on March 30, 2017 at 7:30pm to perform in the Edgecombe Community College Performing Arts Series, bringing a program of mixed repertoire. NYTB has performed in the series annually for the past four years. (more...)

TBO Productions Presents Salisbury Playhouse Production of DEATHTRAP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

A brand new production of Ira Levin's Tony-nominated classic thriller Deathtrap will embark on a 12-week national tour for the first time in 20 years, opening September 2017, with press night at the Theatre Royal Brighton on Thursday 14 September. (more...)

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, & More Among Bainbridge Performing Arts 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to announce its 2017 - 2018 Theatre Season. From a journey to the heart of fabulous to the neverland you never knew, BPA's adventure-filled 2017 - 2018 lineup is sure to draw interest from people of all ages and all walks of life. (more...)

BWW Review: ABSINTHE L.A. Brings Sin City to Los Angeles, and It's an Instant Hit
by Ellen Dostal - Mar 24, 2017

It used to be true that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But not anymore. For the next five weeks, LA audiences will get a taste of Sin City right here in our own backyard, thanks to Spiegelworld's in-your-face adult-only production, ABSINTHE LA. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Sh*t-faced Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Love it or hate it, Shit-faced Shakespeare still three sheets to the wind and bouncing in a bacchic revel from one success to another. 2017 marks the 7th anniversary of the brand and sees their longest run in London with Much Ado About Nothing, coupled with the opening of their 4th market in the USA, Romeo and Juliet at the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe festivals, plus dates at the London Wonderground, Udderbelly Southbank for both Shit-faced Shakespeare and Shit-faced Showtime. Around 30,000 people saw Shit-faced Shakespeare in the UK last year, 35,000 in the USA. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Wales Millennium Centre and Omidaze Productions Combine Politics and Tragedy in New ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Wales Millennium Centre and Omidaze Productions present the third and final part of their Shakespeare trilogy in a new 'Romeo and Juliet'. This co-production pairs the well-loved tragedy with aerial circus alongside a series of workshops to explore power and explain our parliamentary systems to schoolchildren. (more...)

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory Opens 2017 Season with ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF), working closely with world-renowned dialect and original pronunciation (OP) expert Paul Meier, will open its 2017 season with an historic production of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, March 31 through April 23 at The Great Hall at St. Mary's Community Center. (more...)

Confederation Center Announces Festival Casting: Introducing 'The King' and 'The Man In Black'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Confederation Centre has revealed three of the leads for this summer's mega-concert musical, Million Dollar Quartet. The Charlottetown Festival is introducing talented Centre newcomers, Greg Gale as Johnny Cash and Matthew Lawrence as Elvis Presley. (more...)

THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. James Shirley's tragic masterpiece, directed by Justin Audibert, plays from 26 April - 27 May with a press performance on 28 April. (more...)

The Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Cast Announced for Inua Ellams' BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES at the National
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES, a new play by Inua Ellams, begins previews at the National Theatre from 30 May, with press night 7 June, in repertoire until 8 July 2017, in a co-production with Fuel and West Yorkshire Playhouse. Directed by Bijan Sheibani. (more...)

BWW Review: HSC ROMEO AND JULIET Reminds Us That Shakespeare is Entertainment
by Marakay Rogers - Mar 23, 2017

It's CALLED an Educational Outreach version. It IS putting fun back into watching Shakespeare. (more...)

Ruth Gemmell and Emma Paetz Star in the World Premiere of NO PLACE FOR A WOMAN at Theatre 503
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The wife of a prison camp commandant is throwing a party. She asks her husband for champagne. Instead he brings home a ballet dancer from the camp. (more...)

BWW Review: I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI, The Vaults
by Cindy Marcolina - Mar 22, 2017

Pop-up Opera are back with a new take on Vincenzo Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi. Shying away from an elitist view of one of the composer's most notable works, the company created an accessible, unpretentious, and smart production. (more...)

All New GREATER TUNA Directed by Jaston Williams Comes to Eisemann 4/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

GREATER TUNA, the hilarious hit comedy about the third smallest town in Texas where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies, is coming back to the Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas, this time with Co-Creator Jaston Williams sitting in the Director's chair. Performances take place on Friday, April 21 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, April 22 at 2:00 and 8:00 pm.  (more...)

The Ahmanson Foundation Provides $1.5M Gift to Cal State LA's State Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The Ahmanson Foundation has awarded California State University, Los Angeles a two-year $1.5 million gift to update the University's State Playhouse. "This gift from The Ahmanson Foundation underscores the crucial role the arts play in our society," said Cal State LA President William A. Covino. "We're grateful to the foundation for its generous support of higher education and the arts." (more...)

World Premiere of SHARON AND ROMAN Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the world premiere of SHARON AND ROMAN, a new part of the Sharon Tate Quadrilogy beginning with the solo piece SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN, and with four total parts, CHARLIE AND SHARON, SHARON AND MIA (in development), and now the newest, ROMAN AND SHARON, about the marriage of actress and model Sharon Tate and director Roman Polanski. (more...)

Sarah Naughton's TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Sarah Naughton in Trapped In The Closet on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 11:30pm.   (more...)

Writers Theatre presents THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2016/17 season with The Mystery of Love & Sex written by Bathsheba Doran and directed by Marti Lyons. The production runs April 5 - July 2, 2017 in The Gillian Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Russian Crime Novelist and Political Dissident Boris Akunin to Take on HAMLET Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The best-selling Russian crime fiction writer Boris Akunin's new stage adaptation of Shakespeare's HAMLET will debut this spring Off-Broadway when Red Lab Productions and Roust Theatre Company present HAMLET. A VERSION, with previews beginning April 21, prior to the official press opening on April 25 at The Theater at St. Clement's (423 W. 46 St.) in New York City. HAMLET. A VERSION is directed by Irina Gachechiladze. The production features original music by Georgian composer Giya Kancheli. (more...)

Internationally Acclaimed HAMLET Returns to South Africa for Limited Engagement Before Heading Off to the USA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

A limited season of Abrahamse & Meyer's production of HAMLET will be performed at Theatre on the Bay in April. (more...)

Lyric Stage Company of Boston Presents BARBECUE's Cast and Crew, 4/7-5/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

In Barbecue, the O'Mallery family gather in their local park to share some barbecue and straight talk with their sister.  They are the kind of family that comes to an intervention armed with a Taser, even though their own downward spirals rival hers. (more...)

BWW Review: Superbly Staged ROMEO AND JULIET Just Closed at Archway
by Don Grigware - Mar 21, 2017

On Sunday March 19 I paid a visit to Archway Studio Theatre in Burbank for the matinee performance of Romeo and Juliet. It was the last performance and my very first time at Archway, who are known mainly for their presentation of the classics. Needless to say, I was blown way by the production, the direction and the entire ensemble who all invested themselves so dearly in their roles. (more...)

Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS to Close this June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

 Producers of Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS have announced that the long runningmusical will close on June 4, 2017   - in its the 57th year. The production originally opened in 1960. (more...)

OKLAHOMA! Featuring Same-Sex Couples Among OSF's 2018 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) Artistic Director Bill Rauch announced the Festival's 2018 playbill today. (more...)

LIGHTS OUT, SKELETON CREW and More Set for People's Light's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The 2017-2018 Season at People's Light features iconic and intimate stories of heroism and hope, rebellion and romance. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Ready to Roast in BARBECUE at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced its cast and creative team for Barbecue by Robert O'Hara, directed by Summer L. Williams and running April 7 - May 7, 2017. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces 2018 Season Including Same Sex OKLAHOMA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) Artistic Director Bill Rauch announced the Festival's 2018 playbill. (more...)

Richard Booth, Farrell Cox, and More Announced for ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Les Enfants Terribles and ebp in association with Creature of London are delighted to announce the cast of "ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND" which returns to The Vaults at Waterloo from 15 April 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at ON GOLDEN POND at The Human Race Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

This April, The Human Race Theatre Company (HRTC) makes a warm and welcome return to On Golden Pond. The preview performance of On Golden Pond is Thursday, April 6. Opening night is Friday, April 7. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the production! (more...)

Bad Quarto Productions Announces Company of CUPID'S REVENGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

Bad Quarto Productions, a theatre company specializing in performing modern theatre using Shakespearean staging techniques, has announced the company for its upcoming production of Cupid's Revenge, an early 1600s play by Shakespeare's contemporaries John Fletcher and Francis Beaumont.  (more...)

BWW REVIEW: New Australian Work THE LADEN TABLE Is A Modern Day Romeo And Juliet Filled With Heart, Hurt And Hope
by Jade Kops - Mar 18, 2017

Taking the audience into 'typical' homes, THE LADEN TABLE explores the "dinner table racism" that exists in homes across Sydney in an effort to break down barriers and show how alike we really are, regardless of race and religion. (more...)

SUNNY AFTERNOON to Bring The Kinks to The Marlowe Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The multi-award-winning hit West End musical Sunny Afternoon comes to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET to Explore Teenage Impulsiveness This Month at WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

In light of its well-received production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in 2016, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater again opens their season with Shakespeare. Opening March 25, Romeo and Juliet is adapted by Psittacus Productions, associated with Lincoln Center's Education Department. (more...)

Cast Set for SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU in Rep at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced casting for NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia's SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU, presented in repertory and directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and former NYTW 2050 Fellow Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. (more...)

Something's Coming! WEST SIDE STORY Headed to La Mirada Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Powerful, poignant and timely as ever, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the fourth show of its 2016-2017 season, the most acclaimed musical of all time, WEST SIDE STORY, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein with musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by John Todd and directed by Ovation award-winner Richard Israel. (more...)

Ravina Announces 2017 Summer Season
by Kevin Pollack - Mar 15, 2017

James Levine, Christoph Eschenbach, Gustavo Dudamel, Susanna Malkki, Kent Nagano, a "virtual" Esa-Pekka Salonen, and three conductors making Chicago Symphony Orchestra debuts take the podium.  (more...)

Danny Mac, Jeremy Taylor, Fred Haig, and Maggie Steed Cast in ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announce casting for the opening production of their 2017 season, On The Town (19 May - 01 July). (more...)

Stage Traffic Productions Present the European Premiere of LATE COMPANY at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

As part of the Finborough Theatre's celebrations of Canada's 150th birthday, Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill, "the hottest name in Canadian theatre", will debut his play, Late Company, at the Finborough Theatre, for a strictly limited season from 25 April - 20 May 2017, with press nights on 27 April/28 April. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Tops Off 2017-18 Season at Seattle Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Intertwining themes of money, power, and love weave through the plays of Seattle Shakespeare Company's upcoming season just announced by Artistic Director George Mount. Plans for the company's 2017-2018 season include Julius Caesar, The Government Inspector, Timon of Athens, The Merchant of Venice, and Shakespeare in Love. (more...)

Harris Theater Presents Music & Dance 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

 The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is pleased to announce its fourteenth season of Harris Theater Presents performances exploring companies and stories of epic magnitude. Experience the 400-year-old cycle of Monteverdi's last surviving operas sung by the Monteverdi Choir and led by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Mark Morris Dance Group's staged production of Layla and Majnun; the love story that has been told for centuries, and America's premier ballet company, American Ballet Theatre. Full performance details are outlined below. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of RICH GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Florida Studio Theatre's Mainstage season concludes with the romantic and clever Rich Girl by Victoria Stewart. Based off of Henry James' classic novel Washington Square, this REGIONAL PREMIERE runs from April 5 to May 26 in the Gompertz Theatre. (more...)

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