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Theatre Philadelphia Announces Nominees for Four Barrymore Awards; Sets 2013 Ceremony for 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

As the new Barrymore Awards system gets underway for the 2013/14 season, Theatre Philadelphia is thrilled to announce its 2013 Theatre Celebration will be held the evening of Monday, November 4 at Arden Theatre Company. Four Barrymore Awards will be presented at this year's ceremony: the Lifetime Achievement Award, the F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Theatre Artist, the Brown Martin Philadelphia Award, and the brand new Steve and June Wolfson Award for an Evolving Theatre. (more...)

Matt Mezzacappa to Read for 'Peter' in THE LOST BOY at Actors Temple, 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Matt Mezzacappa, who made his Broadway debut in the Original Cast-World Premiere of the Menken/Ahrens/Ockrent A Christmas Carol as Tiny Tim has assumed the role of Peter in 'The Lost Boy' by the late Ron Palillo for the upcoming Benefit Reading, October 14 at 7:30pm at Actors Temple Theatre, Off-Broadway. (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Project's 25th Season to Open with SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR, 11/15-12/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2013

New Hampshire Theatre Project's 25th Anniversary Season opens with Six Characters in Search of an Author, written by Luigi Pirandello. With its startling originality, Six Characters is now considered one of the most influential plays in the history of world literature, although it incited audience rioting at its 1921 debut in Rome. In what begins as a realistic play, six figures arrive who make the extraordinary claim that they are the incomplete but independent products of an author's imagination - "characters" the author abandoned when he couldn't complete their story. These "characters" have come in search of someone who will give them the fullness of literary life. Furthermore, these "characters" outrageously claim that they are more "real" than the actors who eventually want to portray them. Pirandello showed how illusion mixes with reality and how people see the same thing in many different ways. Considered the forerunner of Theatre of the Absurd, Pirandello was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1934. (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Project's 25th Season to Open with SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR, 11/15-12/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

New Hampshire Theatre Project's 25th Anniversary Seasonopens with Six Characters in Search of an Author, written by Luigi Pirandello. With its startling originality, Six Characters is now considered one of the most influential plays in the history of world literature, although it incited audience rioting at its 1921 debut in Rome. In what begins as a realistic play, six figures arrive who make the extraordinary claim that they are the incomplete but independent products of an author's imagination - 'characters' the author abandoned when he couldn't complete their story. These 'characters' have come in search of someone who will give them the fullness of literary life. Furthermore, these 'characters' outrageously claim that they are more 'real' than the actors who eventually want to portray them. Pirandello showed how illusion mixes with reality and how people see the same thing in many different ways. Considered the forerunner of Theatre of the Absurd, Pirandello was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1934. (more...)

LE PETIT PRINCE, SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR & More Set for New Hampshire Theatre Project's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

New Hampshire Theatre Project celebrates its Silver Anniversary this year - a quarter century of creating transformational theatre. Along with touring productions like Dreaming Again and educational residency programs at schools and community organizations throughout New Hampshire, the NHTP 2013-14 Season at W.E.S.T. encompasses a variety of styles that honor the organization's broad spectrum of programming over 25 years. (more...)

Matt Mezzacappa to Read for 'Peter' in THE LOST BOY at Actors Temple Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

Matt Mezzacappa, who made his Broadway debut in the Original Cast-World Premiere of the Menken/Ahrens/Ockrent A Christmas Carol as Tiny Tim has assumed the role of Peter in 'The Lost Boy' by the late Ron Palillo for tonight's Benefit Reading, October 14 at 7:30pm at Actors Temple Theatre, Off-Broadway. (more...)

Hub Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for U.S. Premiere of CARRIED AWAY ON THE CREST OF A WAVE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

Casting has been announced for The Hub Theatre's Fall production of David Yee's, carried away on the crest of a wave. The ensemble includes Nora Achrati, Ed Christian, Hedy Hosford, Andrew Ferlo, Rafael Sebastian Medina, and Ryan Sellers. All who will be called on to play multiple roles. (more...)

Theatre Philadelphia Celebrates 2013 with Awards Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

Last night, Theatre Philadelphia celebrated the past year in theatre across the region by presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award, cash awards totaling $56,500, and a masquerade after-party that featured performances of some of the highlights of the previous theatre season. Over 400 theatre artists, administrators and supporters attended the sold out ceremony and party held at Arden Theatre Company in Old City. More information about Theatre Philadelphia can be found at www.theatrephiladelphia.org. (more...)

Theatre Philadelphia Announces Nominees for Four Barrymore Awards; Sets 2013 Ceremony for Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2013

As the new Barrymore Awards system gets underway for the 2013/14 season, Theatre Philadelphia is thrilled to announce its 2013 Theatre Celebration will be held the evening of Today, November 4 at Arden Theatre Company. Four Barrymore Awards will be presented at this year's ceremony: the Lifetime Achievement Award, the F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Theatre Artist, the Brown Martin Philadelphia Award, and the brand new Steve and June Wolfson Award for an Evolving Theatre. (more...)

ON THE VERGE Plays New Repertory Theatre, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2014

New Repertory Theatre announces ON THE VERGE by Eric Overmyer. Directed by Jim Petosa, ON THE VERGE performs in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, in Watertown, MA. Tickets are $28 -$60 and may be purchased by calling the box office at 617-923-8487 or online at newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. The press performance is tonight, May 5 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Kahane & Tiffany's THE AMBASSADOR, Philip Glass, Nonesuch Records and More Set for BAM's 2014 Next Wave Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, today announced programming for the 2014 Next Wave Festival. The festival runs from September 9 through December 20 and comprises theater, music, dance, film, humanities, and visual art events in the institution's three venues: the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, the BAM Harvey Theater, and the BAM Fisher. (more...)

Jacqueline Brookes Memorial to be Held at Circle in the Square Theatre, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2013

A Memorial Tribute to actress Jacqueline Brookes, who died April 26 at the age of 82, will be held on Tuesday, June 4, at 1 p.m., at Circle in the Square Theatre, 50th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. (more...)

Steppenwolf for Young Adults' 2013/14 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2013

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) has announced its 2013/14 season: William Golding's Lord of the Flies, adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams, directed by The Hypocrites Artistic Director Halena Kays; and the Chicago premiere of Leveling Up by Deborah Zoe Laufer, directed by Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) Artistic and Educational Director Hallie Gordon. Tickets to William Golding's Lord of the Flies are on sale now. (more...)

Teacher, Actress Jacqueline Brookes Passes Away at 82
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2013

Jacqueline Brookes, an actress and teacher who appeared on stage and film for more than four decades, passed away on April 26 at age 82. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for BECKET with CHICAGO FIRE's Yuri Sardarov
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for the New York City return of Jean Anouilh's BECKET, the 1961 Tony Award winner for Best Play. Tickets can be purchased online at becketnyc.brownpapertickets.com. (more...)

SOMMER 14 - A DANCE OF DEATH & THE IMMORTAL HOUR to Play Finborough Theatre this Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre from Cerberus Theatre, the UK premiere and the English world premiere of controversial German playwright Rolf Hochhuth's Sommer 14 - A Dance of Death in a brand new translation opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 5 August 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 7 August at 7.30pm). (more...)

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston Announces Cast and Creative for RICH GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

When sheltered Claudine meets starving artist Henry, she falls head over heels. But her mother, a tough-talking celebrity financial guru, has her doubts: Is Henry everything her daughter deserves or is he only after her money? Rich Girl, a modern day take on the classic play and film The Heiress, is a clever new comedy about women, men, mothers, and money – but not necessarily in that order. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Two of a Kind Through it All
by Kristen Morale - Mar 21, 2014

Is there something in this world that holds us back from our potential, from our lives, without ever allowing us to grow and move forward? Can there exist a secret that not only becomes one's responsibility to hide from the world, but actually becomes the person, shaping the existence of those forced to conceal from the world a vicious act not of their own doing? Through no fault of their own do brother and sister become marred by the unhappiness of their parents before them, unfortunate souls who bore witness to a tragedy whose consequences remained long after such a vicious deed was done. In the present day (whenever that may happen to be), brother and sister must "live" within the contour constructed around their lives, inhibiting them from experiencing anything more than a sub-human existence - all created as a result of their parents' lack of will to live in the world unhappy. From the past does the audience bear witness to this continuous, never-ending cycle that has already transformed the unfortunate Felice and Claire into things no greater than the "people," as Felice takes great risk in calling them, for whom they perform on this given night. Tennessee Williams' 'The Two-Character Play' is nothing short of an experience, and really gives an audience quite a bit to think about. (more...)

HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Opens Tonight at WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Following the huge success of The 39 Steps last spring, WHAT will bring a 'wonderfully barking spoof.' Directed by Stephen Russell, The Hound of the Baskervilles previews March 13 and opens tonight, March 14. (more...)

Ralph Fiennes to Star in MAN AND SUPERMAN in the West End, Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, Ralph Fiennes will return to the National Theatre to star as 'John Tanner' in George Bernard Shaw's MAN AND SUPERMAN next spring. The play will be directed by Simon Godwin, who has worked at both the National Theatre and the Royal Court. (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...)

Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton & Ralph Fiennes in Talks to Join Coen Brothers' HAIL, CAESAR!
by Movies News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Coen Brothers are close to enlisting three more A-listers for their upcoming film HAIL, CAESAR! (more...)

BWW Reviews: FADED GLORY Sparkles at North Coast Rep
by Erica Miner - Jun 2, 2014

It's no wonder Tim Burns won the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Award in 1974 for his first play, Faded Glory. This brilliantly crafted work is entertaining, enlightening, and irresistible. (more...)

SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR & More Set for NHTP's 2013-14 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

The New Hampshire Theatre Project announced today their 2013-2014 25th Anniversary Performance Season. Check out the full lineup below! (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks in Massachusetts
by Larry Murray - Jun 14, 2013

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks in Massachusetts (more...)

Peter Cambor and More Join Commonwealth Shakespeare's TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

One of Greater Boston's most beloved traditions, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's 'Free Shakespeare On The Common' celebrates its 18th season with the comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Inspired by Rat Pack-era Vegas, this production brings together the talents of CSC's Artistic Director Steve Maler, music director Colin Thurmond and choreographer Yo-el Cassel. Playing July 6 - 28, 2013, performances are free and open to the public. (more...)

Peter Cambor and More Star in Commonwealth Shakespeare's TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2013

One of Greater Boston's most beloved traditions, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's 'Free Shakespeare On The Common' celebrates its 18th season with the comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Inspired by Rat Pack-era Vegas, this production brings together the talents of CSC's Artistic Director Steve Maler, music director Colin Thurmond and choreographer Yo-el Cassel. Playing today, July 6 - 28, 2013. (more...)

RICHARD III Opens Tonight at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The quintessential portrait of maniacal ambition and lust for power is on stage in William Shakespeare's epic history play Richard III at Folger Theatre. Robert Richmond (more...)

Mental Notion Society to Stage SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR, 2/21-3/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

The Mental Notion Society presents their rendition of Luigi Pirandello's classic, "Six Characters in Search of an Author." A cast continues their preparation to stage a theatrical play, while suddenly six characters interrupt to not only question the aesthetic of theatre but the paths of peoples' lives. Originally performed in 1921, this classic play will return to a Chicago stage for five performances. "Six Characters in Search of an Author" makes its 5-week run every Friday at 8:00 pm (CST) from February 21st thru March 21st, 2014, at Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60657. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at the theater box office, or by phone (773-327-5252), or online at www.stage773.com. (more...)

Following Paris, London and LA, now in SYDNEY - Stage Show Celebrating Vivien Leigh's 100th Year Donald Macdonald's VIVIEN: Letter to Larry
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Following international shows celebrating the 100th year of Vivien Leigh's birth, actress Susie Lindeman brings her highly acclaimed performance Vivien: Letter to Larry to Sydney for one special night at the Independent Theatre on Sunday February 23. (more...)

The Finborough Theatre to Present VALLEY OF SONG Starting January 12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2014

The Finborough Theatre's acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series returns with Ivor Novello's very last musical, Valley of Song, playing a a two week run from Sunday, 12 January 2014. (Press Night: Tuesday, 14 January 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Tickets On Sale for TWELFTH NIGHT at Queens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2014

Queens Theatre (QT), in conjunction with the acclaimed Aquila Theatre, presents William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, an innovative and exciting new production directed by Aquila Theatre Artistic Director, Desiree Sanchez (BAM's Herakles). TWELFTH NIGHT will play 4 performances only at Queens Theatre (14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368). Performances are Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2pm, Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 3pm. Tickets are $42 for Friday?s performance and $49 for Saturday and Sunday performances; Rear seating $25 (for all performances). Tickets are available online at www.queenstheatre.org/shakespeares-twelfth-night or by calling the Box Office at 718-760-0064. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Queens Theatre Box Office, Monday 10am to 2pm, Wednesday through Sunday 10am to 6pm. (Senior discount available, $20 student rush tickets available day of). (more...)

HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Opens 3/14 at WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Following the huge success of The 39 Steps last spring, WHAT will bring a 'wonderfully barking spoof.' Directed by Stephen Russell, The Hound of the Baskervilles previews March 13 and opens March 14. (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...)

A LIFE OF GALILEO with Ian McDiarmid Begins 28 Feb at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Ian McDiarmid reprises the title role in Roxana Silbert's celebrated production of Brecht's A LIFE OF GALILEO at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 28 February to 8 March ahead of a UK tour. (more...)

Cast Announced for Finborough's VALLEY OF SONG, Running Jan 5-25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

The Finborough Theatre's acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series returns with Ivor Novello's very last musical, Valley of Song, playing a week of Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 5 January 2014 (Press Night: Monday, 6 January 2014 at 7.30pm), followed by a two week run from Sunday, 12 January 2014. (more...)

RICHARD III to Play Folger Theatre, 1/28-3/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

The quintessential portrait of maniacal ambition and lust for power is on stage in William Shakespeare's epic history play Richard III at Folger Theatre. Robert Richmond (more...)

The Neo-Futurists to Welcome Six New Artistic Associates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2013

For the first time in 25 years, The Neo-Futurists open the doors to a group of six word-playing, art-slinging and talent-oozing Artistic Associates. These six artists have been regulars around The Neo-Futurarium for years and the Neos are finally making honest artists out of them. The new Artistic Associates are: Anthony Courser, Clifton Frei, Evan Hanover, Halena Kays, Molly Plunk, and John Szymanski. (more...)

Trudie Styler to Lead Culture Project's THE SEAGULL; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

Thomas Kilroy's version of The Seagull is a reappraisal of Chekhov's first great comedy, a story of a distinguished actress and her passionate lonely son. Trudie Styler will play that actress under the direction of Max Stafford Clark. (more...)

Mark Arends, Hara Yannas & More to Lead 1984 at Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2013

The full cast is Mark Arends (Winston), Tim Dutton (O'Brien), Stephen Fewell (Charrington), Christopher Patrick Nolan (Martin), Matthew Spencer (Syme),Gavin Spokes (Parsons), Mandi Symonds (Mrs Parsons), Hara Yannas (Julia). (more...)

People's Light & Theatre to Open 40th Season with August Wilson's FENCES, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

People's Light & Theatre opens its 40th Anniversary Season with August Wilson's Fences running September 10-October 5, 2014 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage. Kamilah Forbes directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. (more...)

The University Musical Society Presents Its October Events, Featuring KISS & CRY and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The University Musical Society (UMS) continues its 2014-2015 season in October with six must-see performances. The month opens with Kiss & Cry, a stage work by Belgian dance company Charleroi Danses, in the Power Center Friday-Sunday, October 10-12. Two sets of hands serve as the main characters of this narrative, colliding and intertwining in a series of “nano-dances” amidst a delicate, miniature set. The action is filmed live and projected onto a large cinema screen to tell a touching story of love and loss. (more...)

ON THE VERGE to Play New Repertory Theatre, 5/3-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

New Repertory Theatre announces ON THE VERGE by Eric Overmyer. Directed by Jim Petosa, ON THE VERGE performs in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, in Watertown, MA. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Jackson, MS - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Jackson, MS (more...)

GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM, Starring Oliver Ford Davies, to Play King's Theatre, Glasgow, April 2-6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2013

Fiery Angel, The Ambassador Theatre Group, Fiery Dragons & The Children's Touring Partnership present the Chichester Festival Theatre Production of Goodnight Mister Tom, starring Oliver Ford Davies, April 2 through 6, 2013. (more...)

Noma Dumezweni, Matthew Marsh Headline A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT at Hampstead Downstairs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

Noma Dumezweni plays Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela and Matthew Marsh plays Eugene de Kock in Nicholas Wright's new play. (more...)

Albert J. Repicci's HONOR BOUND Begins Performances 4/18 at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Albert J. Repicci's new drama HONOR BOUND will begin previews on Friday, April 18th at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street, west of 8th Avenue in NYC, and open on Wednesday, May 14th at 8 PM. Performances of HONOR BOUND are Thursdays at 7 pm and Fridays at 8 PM, with additional performances on Tuesday, May 13th at 7 PM and Wednesday, May 14th at 8 PM. For more information, visit www.honorboundtheplay.com. (more...)

SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR Comes to DUPAC, 4/11-14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2013

Dominican University Performing Arts Center and Theatre Arts Department present 'Six Characters in Search of an Author'. (more...)

BWW Interviews: MARY POPPINS Cast Member and St. Paul Native Elizabeth Ann Berg Gives Hometown Connection to Beloved Musical
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Apr 19, 2013

Elizabeth Ann Berg (Ensemble and Katie Nanna) shares a little about herself and her Twin Cities beginnings as MARY POPPINS gets set to open at the Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre April 23 - 28, 2013. (more...)

SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR Comes to DUPAC, Now thru 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

Dominican University Performing Arts Center and Theatre Arts Department present 'Six Characters in Search of an Author'. (more...)

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