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TCG Announces The Publication Of Richard Wilbur's Translation Of Moliere's Comedies
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2009

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce publication of the first two books in their new paperback series of Richard Wilbur's world-renowned English verse translations of five Moliere comedies, gems of French neo-classical drama, for years available only in acting editions. The series' four volumes include a foreword by John Simon; an interview with Wilbur, by Dana Gioia; as well as Wilbur's introductions to the plays, and cover designs by Chip Kidd. Together, they will complete the trade publication of these vital theatrical works. (more...)

Daniel Breaker Stars in A Doctor in Spite of Himself At Intiman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2010

Intiman Theatre continues its 2010 Season with A Doctor in Spite of Himself, a new adaptation of Moličre's comedy starring Tony Award-nominee Daniel Breaker. (more...)

New Musical 'Caprice' Premieres at Winds Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2008

'Caprice' previews at Wings Theatre Company (154 Christopher Street, basement of the Archive Building) from Thursday, September 11th to Monday, September 15th. Opening Night on Wednesday, September 17th at 8PM is a special press night with a 'Meet the Cast' reception free to subscribers following the show. Regular performances including previews are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8PM, Sundays at 3:30PM and Mondays at 8PM through October 5th. Tickets are $20/ $16 for seniors and students. Opening Night admission is $30. The theatre is wheelchair accessible. For tickets and information go to Wingstheatre.com or call the Box Office at (212) 627-2961. (more...)

Platform Theatre Group to Present Revival of Lee Blessing's 'Two Rooms'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2008

Platform Theatre Group (Greg Tully, Producer) will present the New York revival of Lee Blessing's Two Rooms, directed by Peter Flynn, for a limited Off-Broadway engagement at the Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street), beginning October 2nd. Opening Night is set for Tuesday, October 7th (7 PM). (more...)

Yale Rep Announces 2011-2012 Season; Features THREE SISTERS, BELLEVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2011

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) is pleased to announce its 2011-2012 Season, which will include the world premieres of Belleville by Amy Herzog and The Realistic Joneses by Will Eno; Sarah Ruhl's new version of Anton Chekhov's masterpiece, Three Sisters; Moliere's A Doctor in Spite of Himself, adapted by Christopher Bayes and Steven Epp; and William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF at the Intiman
by Jay Irwin - Sep 13, 2010

Seattle's Intiman Theatre continues its 2010 season with a bawdy and hilarious adaptation of Moliere's "A Doctor in Spite of Himself". And I have to say, it's silly, clever, fast paced and the best time I've had in a theater in quite some time. (more...)

The Hilberry Theatre to Open Moliere's A DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

Beginning November 15, 2013, Moliere's classic comedy A Doctor in Spite of Himself will leave you rolling in the aisles of the Hilberry Theatre in Midtown Detroit. Since its premiere in 1666, A Doctor in Spite of Himself [Le Medecin malgre lui] has never failed to make audiences roar with laughter. (more...)

Ivey, Whitehead & More Complete Roudabout's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the full company of the new Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford as 'Lady Bracknell,' at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd St.). (more...)

Bedford, Ivey et al. Lead Roundabout's IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the full company of the new Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford as 'Lady Bracknell,' at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd St.). The cast will also feature Dana Ivey as 'Miss Prism,' Paxton Whitehead as 'Reverend Chausible,' Santino Fontana as 'Algernon Moncrieff,' David Furr as 'Jack Worthing,' Tim MacDonald as 'Merriman,' Paul O'Brien as 'Lane,' Charlotte Parry as 'Cecily Cardew,' and Sara Topham as 'Gwendolyn.' (more...)

Cherry Jones, Zachary Quinto & Celia Keenan-Bolger to Lead THE GLASS MENAGERIE at A.R.T. in February
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2012

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), under the Artistic Direction of Diane Paulus has announced the complete cast for its February 2013 production of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, to be directed by Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany. Multiple Tony and Emmy Award winner Cherry Jones returns to the A.R.T. to play Amanda Wingfield, and will be joined by Zachary Quinto as Tom, Celia Keenan-Bolger as Laura, and Brian J. Smith as the Gentleman Caller. The Tony Award-winning design team includes set and costumes by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz, and sound by Clive Goodwin. (more...)

Daniel Breaker Stars in A Doctor in Spite of Himself At Intiman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2010

Intiman Theatre continues its 2010 Season with A Doctor in Spite of Himself, a new adaptation of Moličre's comedy starring Tony Award-nominee Daniel Breaker. (more...)

Hilberry Theatre Opens Moliere's A DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

Beginning tonight, November 15, 2013, Moliere's classic comedy A Doctor in Spite of Himself will leave you rolling in the aisles of the Hilberry Theatre in Midtown Detroit. Since its premiere in 1666, A Doctor in Spite of Himself [Le Medecin malgre lui] has never failed to make audiences roar with laughter. (more...)

Steven Epp Returns to Berkeley Rep with ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Director Christopher Bayes and comic actor Steven Epp - the duo behind the uproarious A Doctor in Spite of Himself - return to Berkeley Repertory Theatre with Accidental Death of an Anarchist, the explosive political farce by Nobel Prize-winning Italian playwright Dario Fo. A Berkeley Rep favorite, Epp delighted audiences in Figaro and The Miser - now the master comedian returns in a criminally funny production about corruption. Only one man can cut through massive bureaucratic duplicity and reveal what happened to the suspected anarchist who died from a fall out of a fourth-floor police station window. Did he jump? Or was he pushed? In this contemporary take on a beloved classic, Berkeley Rep hauls you down to the station for a hilarious interrogation of our culture. This madcap comedy starts previews in the Roda Theatre tonight, March 7, opens March 12, and runs through April 20. (more...)

A Noise Within Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Runs 3/6-3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2010

A Noise Within (ANW) begins the second half of the 2009-10 season with WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE's classic comedy MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, directed by Michael Murray, opening Saturday, March 6 and closing Friday, May 21, 2010 (previews begin Saturday, February 27). (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Presents Anouilh's ANTIGONE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2012

Quintessence Theatre Group continues its second season with Jean Anouilh's 1943 adaptation of Sophocles' ANTIGONE, in a translation by Jeremy Sams, directed by Alexander Burns. (more...)

MOLIERE ONE ACTS, DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS and More Set for A Noise Within, April-May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, announces two free readings, a special free family event for Shakespeare's birthday at the theatre, and added dates for our critically acclaimed production of Moliere's Tartuffe upcoming in April and May. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Extends ANTIGONE Through April 1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2012

Quintessence Theatre Group's production of Jean Anouilh's 1943 adaptation of Sophocles' ANTIGONE, in a translation by Jeremy Sams, directed by Alexander Burns has been extended to April 1st. ANTIGONE has added performances on Friday, March 30th at 8pm, Saturday, March 31st at 8pm and will now close on Sunday, April 1st at 3pm at the Sedgwick Theate. To purchase tickets, visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 1.877.238.5596. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Presents Anouilh's ANTIGONE, Previews 2/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2012

Quintessence Theatre Group continues its second season with Jean Anouilh's 1943 adaptation of Sophocles' ANTIGONE, in a translation by Jeremy Sams, directed by Alexander Burns. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Presents Hugh Leonard's A LIFE Featuring John Mahoney
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2010

Northlight Theatre continues its 35th Anniversary Season with Hugh Leonard's A Life, directed by Artistic Director BJ Jones and featuring Tony Award winner John Mahoney with an all-Chicago cast. The production runs March 18 - April 25, 2010 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

'Figaro' Begins at Berkeley Rep April 25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2008

This spring, Berkeley Repertory Theatre's 40th birthday party comes to a gorgeous crescendo with the West Coast premiere of Figaro. After bringing us a delicious date with The Miser in 2006, the Tony Award-winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune returns for another eccentric take on a timeless text. Inspired by Mozart and Beaumarchais, Figaro is adapted by Steven Epp and Dominique Serrand, who also perform the lead roles alongside exceptional actors, superb singers, and a live string quartet. Presented in Berkeley Rep's state-of-the-art Roda Theatre, this magical production begins previews on April 25, opens April 29, and closes June 8. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Presents Moličre's DON JUAN, Closes 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2011

Quintessence Theatre Group presents Moličre's DON JUAN, in the professional American premiere of a new translation by Neil Bartlett, to be directed by Alexander Burns. The production will close Sunday, March 13. (more...)

Berkeley Rep's A DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF Comes Highly Recommended!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2012

Skewered throughout with up-to-the-moment pop culture references and liberally laced with sight gags, jokes and everything but the kitchen sink, 'A Doctor In Spite of Himself' is a must-see dose of depravity that may require you to get stitches due to its propensity to provoke sidesplitting laughter! (more...)

Yale Rep Announces 2011-2012 Season; Features THREE SISTERS, BELLEVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2011

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) is pleased to announce its 2011-2012 Season, which will include the world premieres of Belleville by Amy Herzog and The Realistic Joneses by Will Eno; Sarah Ruhl's new version of Anton Chekhov's masterpiece, Three Sisters; Moliere's A Doctor in Spite of Himself, adapted by Christopher Bayes and Steven Epp; and William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. (more...)

BWW Remembers Peter Falk; Passes Away at 83
by Walter McBride - Jun 24, 2011

According to published reports, stage and screen star Peter Falk passed away in his Beverly Hills home yesterday, He was 83 years old. As stated by his rep, 'Peter Falk is survived by his wife, Shera, of 34 years and two daughters from a previous marriage.' (more...)

Cherry Jones to Lead THE GLASS MENAGERIE at A.R.T.; ONCE's John Tiffany Set to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2012

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), under the Artistic Direction of Diane Paulus, has just announced that multiple Tony and Emmy award winner Cherry Jones returns to the A.R.T. next season to play Amanda Wingfield in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, to be directed by John Tiffany, Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning director of Once on Broadway. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Presents Anouilh's ANTIGONE, Previews 2/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2012

Quintessence Theatre Group continues its second season with Jean Anouilh's 1943 adaptation of Sophocles' ANTIGONE, in a translation by Jeremy Sams, directed by Alexander Burns. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Presents Moličre's DON JUAN, 2/16-3/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2011

Quintessence Theatre Group presents Moličre's DON JUAN, in the professional American premiere of a new translation by Neil Bartlett, to be directed by Alexander Burns. The production will start previews on Wednesday, February 16 at 7pm and open on Saturday, February 19 at 8pm. (more...)

Steven Epp to Return to Berkeley Rep in March with ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Director Christopher Bayes and comic actor Steven Epp - the duo behind the uproarious A Doctor in Spite of Himself - return to Berkeley Repertory Theatre with Accidental Death of an Anarchist, the explosive political farce by Nobel Prize-winning Italian playwright Dario Fo. A Berkeley Rep favorite, Epp delighted audiences in Figaro and The Miser - now the master comedian returns in a criminally funny production about corruption. Only one man can cut through massive bureaucratic duplicity and reveal what happened to the suspected anarchist who died from a fall out of a fourth-floor police station window. Did he jump? Or was he pushed? In this contemporary take on a beloved classic, Berkeley Rep hauls you down to the station for a hilarious interrogation of our culture. This madcap comedy starts previews in the Roda Theatre on March 7, opens March 12, and runs through April 20. (more...)

Frances Reid Dies at 95
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2010

According to reports, actress Frances Reid died on February 3, 2010 at the age of 95. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Presents Anouilh's ANTIGONE, Previews 2/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2012

Quintessence Theatre Group continues its second season with Jean Anouilh's 1943 adaptation of Sophocles' ANTIGONE, in a translation by Jeremy Sams, directed by Alexander Burns. (more...)

Berkeley Rep's A DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF Comes Highly Recommended!
by Linda Hodges - Feb 26, 2012

Skewered throughout with up-to-the-moment pop culture references and liberally laced with sight gags, jokes and everything but the kitchen sink, 'A Doctor In Spite of Himself' is a must-see dose of depravity that may require you to get stitches due to its propensity to provoke sidesplitting laughter! (more...)

Yale Rep To Present GOOD GOODS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2012

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) announces the third world premiere production of its 2011-2012 season: GOOD GOODS by Christina Anderson, selected by American Theatre magazine as an up-and-coming artist 'whose work will be transforming America's stages for decades to come.' (more...)

A Noise Within Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Runs 3/6-3/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2010

A Noise Within (ANW) begins the second half of the 2009-10 season with WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE's classic comedy MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, directed by Michael Murray, opening Saturday, March 6 and closing Friday, May 21, 2010 (previews begin Saturday, February 27). (more...)

Northlight Theatre Presents Hugh Leonard's A LIFE Featuring John Mahoney
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2010

Northlight Theatre continues its 35th Anniversary Season with Hugh Leonard's A Life, directed by Artistic Director BJ Jones and featuring Tony Award winner John Mahoney with an all-Chicago cast. The production runs March 18 - April 25, 2010 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces Lineup for WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will host 22 theatrical offerings from 20 different countries during WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014 that will run for three weeks March 10-30, 2014 throughout the Center. The international festival features contemporary theater works offering 13 fully staged productions, 4 theater-focused installations, 3 readings of new works, and 2 forums. From Olivier and Tony Award-winning puppetry to innovative perspectives on old classics, a diverse showcase of theatrical expression will be represented by countries spanning the globe including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, England, France, Iceland, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine, Scotland, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, and the United States. (more...)

Photo Flash: MALPRACTICE MAKES PERFECT at York Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2014

The York Theatre Company continues the Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series Celebrating Sheldon Harnick with Malpractice Make Perfect with Book, Music and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Presents Moličre's DON JUAN, 2/16-3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2011

Quintessence Theatre Group presents Moličre's DON JUAN, in the professional American premiere of a new translation by Neil Bartlett, to be directed by Alexander Burns. The production will start previews on Wednesday, February 16 at 7pm and open on Saturday, February 19 at 8pm. (more...)

Roundabout Brings THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST to Bway 2011; Tony Winner Brian Bedford Leads
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company will welcome back Tony AwardŽ winner Brian Bedford in Oscar Wilde's comic play The Importance of Being Earnest. (more...)

A Noise Within Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Runs 3/6-3/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2010

A Noise Within (ANW) begins the second half of the 2009-10 season with WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE's classic comedy MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, directed by Michael Murray, opening Saturday, March 6 and closing Friday, May 21, 2010 (previews begin Saturday, February 27). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Diane Paulus Introduces THE GLASS MENAGERIE at A.R.T.
by Stage Tube - Dec 21, 2012

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), presents Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie in February 2013, to be directed by Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany. Multiple Tony and Emmy Award winner Cherry Jones returns to the A.R.T. to play Amanda Wingfield, and will be joined by Zachary Quinto as Tom, Celia Keenan-Bolger as Laura, and Brian J. Smith as the Gentleman Caller. The Tony Award-winning design team includes set and costumes by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz, and sound by Clive Goodwin. Artistic Director Diane Paulus introduces the show in the video below. Click to watch! (more...)

Preview Begin Today for Roundabout's IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director)begins previews for the new Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford as 'Lady Bracknell,' at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd St.) on Friday, December 17th, 2010 and open officially on Thursday, January 13th, 2011. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6th, 2011. (more...)

Brian Bedford and Roundabout
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Dec 15, 2010

This week From the Archives celebrates Brian Bedford, currently starring as Lady Bracknell in the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Yale's A DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF Proves Laughter is the Best Medicine
by Lauren Yarger - Dec 14, 2011

Steven Epp and Christopher Bayes are definitely the go-to guys if you want 21st-century audiences laughing at centuries-old plays. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Announces 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2010

Quintessence Theatre Group announces their inaugural 2010-2011 season. The lineup includes Shakespeare's HENRY V, Plato's APOLOGY, Moliere's DON JUAN and Oscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. (more...)

Daniel Breaker Stars in A Doctor in Spite of Himself At Intiman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2010

Intiman Theatre continues its 2010 Season with A Doctor in Spite of Himself, a new adaptation of Moličre's comedy starring Tony Award-nominee Daniel Breaker. (more...)

Yale Rep To Present GOOD GOODS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2011

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) announces the third world premiere production of its 2011-2012 season: GOOD GOODS by Christina Anderson, selected by American Theatre magazine as an up-and-coming artist 'whose work will be transforming America's stages for decades to come.' (more...)

MOLIERE ONE ACTS, DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS and More Set for A Noise Within, April-May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, announces two free readings, a special free family event for Shakespeare's birthday at the theatre, and added dates for our critically acclaimed production of Moliere's Tartuffe upcoming in April and May. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Presents Hugh Leonard's A LIFE Featuring John Mahoney
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2010

Northlight Theatre continues its 35th Anniversary Season with Hugh Leonard's A Life, directed by Artistic Director BJ Jones and featuring Tony Award winner John Mahoney with an all-Chicago cast. The production runs March 18 - April 25, 2010 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST's Brian Bedford to be Featured on NY1 With Ben Brantley, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2011

Brian Bedford, star and director of Roundabout Theatre Company's The Importance of Being Earnest, and The New York Times' Ben Brantley will be featured on NY1 'The New York Times Closeup' in an interview with Sam Roberts this Saturday, April 16th at 10PM on Channel 1. (more...)

Phyllis Frelich, Tony Award-Winning Deaf Actress, Dies at 70
by Hilary Kelly - Apr 11, 2014

Phyllis Frelich, the Tony-award winning actress, has passed away at the age of 70, according to The Silent Grapevine. (more...)

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