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Tom Stoppard's comedic tour-de-force "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" turns "Hamlet" on its head, telling the tale from the bewildered perspective of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare's tragedy. As the befuddled duo struggle to keep up with the events around them, they become increasingly aware of the possibility that they might just be fictional characters.

Fort Worth Opera's New Works Program, FRONTIERS, Presents Eight Unpublished Works, 5/8 - Today
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) revealed today the names of the eight composer and librettist teams from the Americas whose works have been selected for participation in the second season of the company's critically-acclaimed, annual new works program, Frontiers, taking place May 8 – 9, 2014, during the last week of the 2014 Opera Festival. (more...)

Fort Worth Opera's New Works Program, FRONTIERS, Presents Eight Unpublished Works Tonight and Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) revealed today the names of the eight composer and librettist teams from the Americas whose works have been selected for participation in the second season of the company's critically-acclaimed, annual new works program, Frontiers, taking place tonight and tomorrow, May 8 – 9, 2014, during the last week of the 2014 Opera Festival. (more...)

San Jose Rep Presents Bay Area Premiere of THE BIG MEAL, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

San Jose Repertory Theatre presents the Bay Area premiere of the critically-acclaimed The Big Meal, by Dan LeFranc, the 2010 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award Winner. This razor sharp portrait of a modern American family runs today, May 8 through June 1, and is directed by Kirsten Brandt, San Jose Rep's Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

Court Theatre's 59th Season Closes with David Henry Hwang's M. BUTTERFLY, Now thru 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Court Theatre closes its 2013-2014 season with the Chicago premiere of M. Butterfly written by David Henry Hwang and directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell, with choreography by Jamie Guan. M. Butterfly will run today, May 8 - June 8, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Writers Theatre Premieres DAYS LIKE TODAY, Now thru 7/13
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs today, May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Candy Buckley, Marcia DeBonis, Martin Moran & More to Lead The Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the cast of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning farce Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which will include Candy Buckley as Masha, Marcia DeBonis as Sonia, Tyler Lansing Weaks as Spike, Allison Layman as Nina, Martin Moran as Vanya, and Haneefah Wood as Cassandra. (more...)

THE FOREIGNER, 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE and More Make Up Theatre UCF's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

Theatre UCF, part of the UCF School of Performing Arts, introduces an Annual Arts Festival to its 2014-15 season, in addition to its regular schedule of plays and musicals. (more...)

New Rep Adds Two Performances of IMAGINING MADOFF, Running thru June 3
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

New Repertory Theatre announces an encore presentation of Deborah Margolin's IMAGINING MADOFF, May 28 through June 3, 2014 at the Boston University Theatre Lane-Comley Studio 210. Nominated for two 2014 Elliot Norton Awards (Outstanding Production; Outstanding Actor, Jeremiah Kissel), IMAGINING MADOFF is co-presented with Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP) and is directed by Elaine Vaan Hogue. (more...)

New Rep and BCAP to Stage Walt McGough's PATTERN OF LIFE, 6/14-29
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

New Repertory Theatre announces PATTERN OF LIFE by Walt McGough, June 14 through June 29, 2014 at the Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210. PATTERN OF LIFE is co- presented with Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP) and is directed by Bridget Kathleen O'Leary. (more...)

New Rep Presents Encore Presentation of IMAGINING MADOFF, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

New Repertory Theatre proudly announces an encore presentation of Deborah Margolin's Imagining Madoff, today, May 28 through June 1, 2014 at the Boston University Theatre Lane-Comley Studio 210. (more...)

New Rep Announces Encore Run of IMAGINING MADOFF, 5/28-6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Due to critical acclaim and audience response, including 16 sold-out performances in Watertown, New Repertory Theatre announces an encore presentation of Deborah Margolin's IMAGINING MADOFF, May 28 through June 1, 2014. (more...)

Promethean Theatre Ensemble Presents ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, 4/18 - Today
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Promethean Theatre Ensemble is pleased to announce the second play of their 2013/2014 season, Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

The Old Globe presents Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning farce Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which will include Candy Buckley as Masha, Marcia DeBonis as Sonia, Tyler Lansing Weaks as Spike, Allison Layman as Nina, Martin Moran as Vanya, and Haneefah Wood as Cassandra. Jessica Stone will direct, based on the Tony-nominated Broadway direction of Old Globe Associate Artist Nicholas Martin, whose loss on April 30 devastated the theatre world*. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run now through June 22, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe'sConrad Prebys Theatre Center. The show is currently in previews, and opening night is May 22 at 8:00 p.m. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

FFT Productions Presents THE GET HAPPY HOUR WITH JUDY, 6/4-5
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Spend an evening with Judy Garland, America's Sweetheart, as she tells of the TV show she'd preferred to have done. Get to know again the Judy we all love, without all the booze and drugs. Share songs, laughs, and tears with Judy as portrayed by Kimberly Roberts, a Vanity Fair featured Garland doppelganger and featuring the directorial debut of Toronto stage star, Sarah Strange. Appearing as Judy Garland on the road in North America, Kimberly would often encounter Judy fans whose love and deep desire for more of Judy simply overwhelmed Kimberly. It is from this shared heartwarming love for Judy that this work was borne from. This is their project. This is their Judy. This is their America's Sweetheart. (more...)

SPOKESONG Begins 25 May at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

Renowned Ulster playwright Stewart Parker's Spokesong - which won him the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright - opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday, Monday and Tuesday performances from Sunday, 25 May 2014 (Press Night: Monday, 26 May 2014) (more...)

The Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

The Old Globe presents Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning farce Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which will include Candy Buckley as Masha, Marcia DeBonis as Sonia, Tyler Lansing Weaks as Spike, Allison Layman as Nina, Martin Moran as Vanya, and Haneefah Wood as Cassandra. Jessica Stone will direct, based on the Tony-nominated Broadway direction of Old Globe Associate Artist Nicholas Martin, whose loss on April 30 devastated the theatre world*. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run today, May 17 - June 22, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run tonight, May 17 through the 21st. Opening night is May 22 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Open 2014 Season with A SONG AT TWILIGHT, 4/29-5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2014 Season with Noel Coward's witty and poignant tale, 'A Song at Twilight,' directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, April 29 - May 17, a co-production with Hartford Stage where it ran earlier this year. Celebrating its 84th season, Westport Country Playhouse was recently named Theater Company of the Year by The Wall Street Journal. (more...)

New Rep Announces Encore Presentation of IMAGINING MADOFF, 5/28-6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

New Repertory Theatre proudly announces an encore presentation of Deborah Margolin's Imagining Madoff, May 28 through June 1, 2014 at the Boston University Theatre Lane-Comley Studio 210. Nominated for two 2014 Elliot Norton Awards (Outstanding Production; Outstanding Actor, Jeremiah Kissel), Imagining Madoff is co-presented with Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP) and is directed by Elaine Vaan Hogue. Tickets are $36 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep box office at 617-923-8487 or online at newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. (more...)

San Jose Rep's THE SNOW QUEEN: THE NEW MUSICAL to Play NYMF, 7/14-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

The Snow Queen:The New Musical that made its world premiere at San Jose Repertory Theatre last December, is an 'Official Selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival,' the most prestigious musical theatre festival in the world. A full featured production of the fantastical coming-of-age tale based on Hans Christian Andersen's story was chosen as the one 'Family Musical' in the annual festival that runs July 7 - July 27, 2014. Half of the original cast will return, including Jane Pfitsch, who will take time off from Cabaret on Broadway with Alan Cumming to reprise her role as the Snow Queen. The show will have five performances at The Alice Giffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: More Photos from Bay Street Theater's TRAVESTIES Released, Now Through 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce that the Tony award-winning comedy TRAVESTIES, by Tom Stoppard, is now on stage through July 20. The production is directed by Gregory Boyd. Tickets can be purchased online now at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500, 11 am to Showtime. For more information about Bay Street Theater log on to www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe to Bring HAMLET to Folger Theatre, July 25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The London-based Shakespeare's Globe will bring their global touring production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet to Folger Theatre for three performances only on July 25 and 26, 2014, making it the only east coast stop for the company in the United States. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, the production is a fresh, pared-down version of the classic tragedy of deferred revenge. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 22
by - Jun 22, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 22, 2014. (more...)

Bay Street Theatre to Offer LGBT Receptions Before Shows, 6/7, 7/19 & 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Bay Street Theatre has announced three special nights for the LGBT community to enjoy a reception prior to the three Mainstage performances on June 7, July 19, and August 9. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Presents Shaw's THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents George Bernard Shaw's Revolutionary War dramaThe Devil's Disciple. Just in time for the Fourth of July and the 350th anniversary of New Jersey's charter, The Devil's Disciple celebrates the spirit and honor of the everyday people who fought for our nation's independence. (more...)

FFT Productions Presents Kimberly Roberts as Judy Garland in THE GET HAPPY HOUR WITH JUDY on 6/24 and 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Spend an evening with Judy Garland, America's Sweetheart, as she tells of the TV show she'd preferred to have done. Get to know again the Judy everyone loves, without all the booze and drugs. Share songs, laughs, and tears with Judy as portrayed by Kimberly Roberts, a Vanity Fair featured Garland doppelganger and featuring the directorial debut of Toronto stage star, Sarah Strange. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 15
by - Jun 15, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 15, 2014. (more...)

Chichester's Festival Theatre Reopens With AMADEUS, Starring Rupert Everett, Jul 12-Aug 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Chichester's Festival Theatre reopens in July with a new production of Amadeus, featuring West End and Hollywood star Rupert Everett alongside acclaimed young actor Joshua McGuire. (more...)

Clare Foster, Jamie Parker and More to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at Chichester, Aug 11-Sept 21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Guys and Dolls - a joyous and vibrant celebration of Prohibition-era New York - marks a series of firsts when it bursts onto the Festival Theatre stage at Chichester this summer, running 11 August - 21 September 2014. (more...)

Tom Stoppard Reveals Title of His New Play for the National
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Tom Stoppard's new play at the National now has a name. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present THE ALCHEMIST, Begin. 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents Ben Jonson's The Alchemist, a rowdy tale of con artists and their gullible prey. (more...)

2014 HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATIONS Announced
by Barry Lenny - Jul 15, 2014

The 2014 Helpmann Awards Nominees were announced simultaneously at events in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HELPMANN AWARDS 2014 NOMINATIONS Announced Across Australia
by Jade Kops - Jul 14, 2014

The Helpmann Awards are Australia's version of Broadway's Tony Awards and London's Olivier Awards. The annual awards recognise achievement in live performance including musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, cabaret, opera, classical music, theatre, dance and physical theatre. (more...)

Claybourne Elder & Brynn O'Malley to Lead Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning musical (more...)

Stage West Presents the Regional Premiere of the Olivier Award-Winning HEROES, Begins 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

"Old soldiers never die, they just fade away." Perhaps that's true for some, but not Gustave, Henri, and Philippe, who are determined to find some adventure and meaning in their final years, in Tom Stoppard's translation of Gerald Sibleyras's charming Heroes, beginning a 5-week regional premiere run at Stage West on Thursday, July 10. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mia Dillon, Brian Murray and More in Westport Country Playhouse's A SONG AT TWILIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2014 Season with Noel Coward's witty and poignant tale, 'A Song at Twilight,' directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, tonight, April 29 - May 17, a co-production with Hartford Stage where it ran earlier this year. Broadway veterans Mia Dillon, Brian Murray and Gordana Rashovich will headline; also in the cast is Yale School of Drama graduate Nicholas Carriere. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Opens 2014 Season with A SONG AT TWILIGHT, Now thru 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2014 Season with Noel Coward's witty and poignant tale, 'A Song at Twilight,' directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, tonight, April 29 - May 17, a co-production with Hartford Stage where it ran earlier this year. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)

Full Cast Announced For GUYS AND DOLLS At CFT, August 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

The full cast has been announced for Guys and Dolls, the first musical to be staged at Chichester's Festival Theatre this summer following a major redevelopment. (more...)

COLD COMFORT Runs Now thru 5/4 at Tarragon Near Studio
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Kevin Toner returns to Belfast to confront his father after a 15-year absence. He has a bone to pick, and he is determined to have a conversation that will leave no stone unturned. There's only one problem. His father is dead. And lying in a coffin in the front room. Fly on The Wall Theatre's critically acclaimed FRINGE hit COLD COMFORT plays today, April 24-May 4, 2014 at the Tarragon Near Studio. (more...)

Zoe Wanamaker Stars in STEVIE, Kicking Off Chichester Festival 2014 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Chichester's Festival 2014 opens with a major revival of Hugh Whitemore's award-winning glimpse into the unconventional life of celebrated English poet and novelist Stevie Smith. (more...)

Performance Network Theatre Presents RICHARD III, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

From today, April 24 through June 1, one of William Shakespeare's most famous histories 'Richard III' gets an innovative PNT treatment in this boldly re-imagined tale of power, treachery, seduction, and fate. (more...)

Court Theatre's 59th Season to Close with David Henry Hwang's M. BUTTERFLY, 5/8-16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Court Theatre closes its 2013-2014 season with the Chicago premiere of M. Butterfly written by David Henry Hwang and directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell, with choreography by Jamie Guan. M. Butterfly will run May 8 - June 8, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8:00PM. (more...)

THE CALL Rounds Out San Jose Rep's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Tanya Barfield's provocative drama The Call completes San Jose Repertory Theatre's 2014-2015 seven-show anniversary season in the sixth show slot (May 14 - June 7). This sensitive drama boldly tackles multi-racial adoption, identity and parenthood with razor sharp honesty and respect. When Annie and Peter decide to adopt a child they look toward Africa. But it isn't long before their anxiety over adoption and identity threaten their fantasies of parenthood in this powerful yet intimate look at the yearnings of motherhood, doubts and good intentions. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - CASA VALENTINA Opens, Drama League Noms, Shakespeare's Birthday and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 23, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: the 2014 Drama League nominations will be announced, CASA VALENTINA opens on Broadway tonight, and it's Shakespeare's 450th birthday! (more...)

John Skelley Stars in HAMLET and ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at the Guthrie, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The Guthrie Theater and The Acting Company (TAC) reunite for a sixth year, presenting Hamlet, Shakespeare's story of a Danish prince's search for vengeance, justice and truth, in repertory with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, a reworking of the same tragedy from the point of view of two minor characters and their static existence in a world beyond their comprehension. This two-week engagement today, April 22 - May 4, on the McGuire Proscenium Stage, will conclude a successful seven-month 42-city tour, during which time these productions played to thousands of adults and students in large and small markets around the United States. Both Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead will showcase the talents of graduates of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program, as well as alumni of A Guthrie Experience for Actors in Training. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MAY VIOLETS SPRING: Elseworld Elsinore
by Duncan Pflaster - Apr 22, 2014

Dare Lab presents the new verse play 'May Violets Spring' in which James Parenti cleverly rewrites Hamlet to make Ophelia a central and active character. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Premiere DAYS LIKE TODAY, 5/6-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Promethean Theatre Ensemble's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Promethean Theatre Ensemble presents the second play of their 2013/2014 season, Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN features PTE ensemble member Nick Lake and Special Guest Artist Tom McGrath. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

San Jose Rep to Present Bay Area Premiere of THE BIG MEAL, 5/8-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

San Jose Repertory Theatre presents the Bay Area premiere of the critically-acclaimed The Big Meal, by Dan LeFranc, the 2010 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award Winner. This razor sharp portrait of a modern American family runs May 8 through June 1, and is directed by Kirsten Brandt, San Jose Rep's Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)

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