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Clarence Brown Theatre to Present THE MIRACLE WORKER, 10/2-19Clarence Brown Theatre to Present THE MIRACLE WORKER, 10/2-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Few stories are as timeless -- or reveal the courage and resilience of the human spirit -- as 'The Miracle Worker,' which will run on the Clarence Brown Theatre mainstage October 2 - 19, 2014. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage HENRY VIIIThe Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage HENRY VIII
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Next up on its Main Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents the Bard's epic pageant play Henry VIII. Centered around the tug-of-wars between church and state and husband and wife, the play culminates in the birth of England's future Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare's great patron and Henry's fierce and very female heir. Performances begin October 15 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue in Madison. Tickets start at $25 for preview performances and $32 for regular performances. Student rush tickets for all performances are $15, available a half-hour before curtain for with a valid student ID. Performances are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, call the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

Mitchell Butel to Perform Cabaret Show at Hayes TheatreMitchell Butel to Perform Cabaret Show at Hayes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

A thousand dreams, a handful of loves, too many martinis and 24 hours packed into 80 minutes of song. Tales of time from the jazz and blues songbooks starring Mitchell Butel, presented by Neil Gooding in association with Hayes Theatre Co. (more...)

Steven Dietz's PRIVATE EYES to Open 9/20 at Shakespeare & CompanySteven Dietz's PRIVATE EYES to Open 9/20 at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Shakespeare & Company unleashes its Fall Season with the hilarious thriller Private Eyes written by Steven Dietz and directed by Jonathan Croy. Private Eyes runs weekends only in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre September 20 - November 9. (more...)

Everyman Theatre to Host Memorial for Resident Company MemberEveryman Theatre to Host Memorial for Resident Company Member
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Everyman Theatre has announced that on Monday, October 20th at 7pm, actors, directors, designers, family members, friends, and audience members will gather at Everyman to remember the incredible life and work of Resident Company Member Vivienne Shub, who passed away at her home in Edenwald Retirement Community on September 18th. She was 95 years old. (more...)

Rogue Machine to Present NICE THINGS, 10/4-11/23Rogue Machine to Present NICE THINGS, 10/4-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Rogue Machine presents the World Premiere of NICE THINGS by Vince Melocchi Opening October 4, 2014 with reception to follow 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm on Sundays through November 23, 2014 5041 W. Pico Blvd., LA, CA 90019 (more...)

Theatre Raymond Kabbaz Presents West Coast Premiere of MOLIERE MALGRE MOI, 10/08Theatre Raymond Kabbaz Presents West Coast Premiere of MOLIERE MALGRE MOI, 10/08
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

Theatre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) is proud to present the West Coast Premiere of Moliere malgre moi (Moliere in Spite of Myself), a one-man show starring French actor Francis Perrin, on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Famous for playing such characters as Scapin, Alceste, and Philinte at the Comedie Francaise, Perrin's performance will lead the audience through Moliere's life and career, linking his plays to his personal life, and presenting short sequences from Moliere's best known creations. The play will be presented in French with projected English subtitles. (more...)

CAST AND LOOSE LIVE! to Host 'Back To School Night' at Joe's Pub, 10/27CAST AND LOOSE LIVE! to Host 'Back To School Night' at Joe's Pub, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Cast And Loose Live! returns to present Back To School Night on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 9:30pm at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, NYC. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More to Star in Yale Rep's WAR; Cast Announced!Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More to Star in Yale Rep's WAR; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

The cast of WAR includes Trezana Beverley, Donte Bonner, Philippe Bowgen, Tyrone Mitchell Henderson, Rachael Holmes, Greg Keller, and Tonya Pinkins. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/22/14 - FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, SETH'S BROADWAY DIARY and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/22/14 - FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, SETH'S BROADWAY DIARY and More!
by Jessica Showers - Oct 22, 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 FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE opens tonight off-Broadway and Seth Rudetsky launches his new book series! (more...)

BWW Reports: The 7th Annual 2014 RTCC AWARDS Are PresentedBWW Reports: The 7th Annual 2014 RTCC AWARDS Are Presented
by Bruce Levy - Oct 20, 2014

The seventh annual Richmond Theater Critics Circle Awards were presented Sunday night...and the awards went to... (more...)

Cast Announced for The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour, Beginning 10/28Cast Announced for The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour, Beginning 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The Old Globe invites your participation and coverage as it begins presenting shows through an exciting new producing platform, Globe for All. This free-of-charge tour of a professional production of Shakespeare will allow the theatre to serve more communities throughout San Diego by collaborating with a diverse range of local organizations. Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein directs the first production, Shakespeare's fascinating romance All's Well That Ends Well. He has cast local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program. The first Globe for All free Shakespeare tour will begin October 28 and will culminate in three low-cost performances on November 7 to 9 in the Globe's Hattox Hall, part of the Karen and Donald Cohn Education Center in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Malibu Playhouse Presents the World Premiere of FLIM FLAM: HOUDINI AND THE HEREAFTER', 6/20-8/3Malibu Playhouse Presents the World Premiere of FLIM FLAM: HOUDINI AND THE HEREAFTER', 6/20-8/3
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

The fourth play in MALIBU PLAYHOUSE's 2013-2014 season will be the World Premiere of Flim-Flam: Houdini and the Hereafter by Gene Franklin Smith,, opening Friday, June 20, 2014. The play will be directed by Thomas James O'Leary and stars Rick D. Wasserman, Melissa Kite, Gigi Bermingham, Peter Van Norden, Sabra Malkinson and Cameron Mitchell Jr. (more...)

Profile Theatre's BURIED CHILD Begins TonightProfile Theatre's BURIED CHILD Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

PROFILE THEATRE presents BURIED CHILD Sam Shepard's macabre play about twisted family secrets, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1979. Directed by Adriana Baer, performances begin tonight, May 29, 2014 on the Alder Stage at Artists Repertory Theatre. (more...)

SDCF Offers Paid Directing and Choreography Observerships; Application Deadline 7/31SDCF Offers Paid Directing and Choreography Observerships; Application Deadline 7/31
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Apply by May 30, 2014 to be eligible for all 25 PAID opportunities through the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF). Applications are available online at SDCFOUNDATION.ORG. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 5/25/2014Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Costa Mesa (more...)

Brent Carver Replaces Andrew Rannells in IF I LOVED YOU at Luminato FestivalBrent Carver Replaces Andrew Rannells in IF I LOVED YOU at Luminato Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Luminato Festival has confirmed that Andrew Rannells has withdrawn from the world premiere presentation of IF I LOVED YOU - GENTLEMEN PREFER BROADWAY- An Evening of Love Duets, due to a scheduling conflict with a new film project. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theater Picks for Orange County/Costa Mesa!Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theater Picks for Orange County/Costa Mesa!
by Michael L. Quintos - Jun 4, 2014

This Summer, Orange County, CA---which includes Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Santa Ana, Irvine, and even cities just a hop over the county line like La Mirada and Long Beach---is so chock-full of hot stage goodies, that you may have to earmark a lot more time in the next three months to properly satisfy all your theatrical cravings. Here's our Top 5 Summer Must-See picks, plus a few other noteworthy shows to check out around the area, too! (more...)

Joyce DeWitt to Join Micky Dolenz in COMEDY IS HARDJoyce DeWitt to Join Micky Dolenz in COMEDY IS HARD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Joyce DeWitt has just been confirmed to play opposite Micky Dolenz in Mike Reiss' new play Comedy Is Hard!, premiering Wednesday, September 24, at The Ivoryton Playhouse in Ivoryton, Connecticut. (more...)

Photo Flash: More Photos from Bay Street Theater's TRAVESTIES Released, Now Through 7/20Photo 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...)

Michigan Shakespeare Festival Announces 20th Season, 7/17-8/17Michigan Shakespeare Festival Announces 20th Season, 7/17-8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival will open their 20th Anniversary Season, July 17, 2014. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, and Shakespeare's romantic adventure Cymbeline will run in repertory for five weeks, July 17 -August 17, 2014. (more...)

Tim Robbins-Helmed A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Kick Off OZ's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!Tim Robbins-Helmed A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Kick Off OZ's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Today OZ, Nashville's first contemporary arts center, announces its 2014-15 season, which runs September 12, 2014 - June 27, 2015. The season is bookended by premieres, beginning with two performances (September 12 & 13) of Tim Robbins' interpretation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, produced and acted by the company he founded and leads, The Actors' Gang, in the production's first U.S. engagement outside of the company's home theater in Los Angeles. OZ's 2014-15 program will conclude with the world premiere (June 18-20) of Memory Rings, the latest multi-media stage production from innovative New York City-based puppetry collective Phantom Limb Company. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Announces Casting for 'PENSACOLA', THE MOUSETRAP, and WHITE GUY ON THE BUSNorthlight Theatre Announces Casting for 'PENSACOLA', THE MOUSETRAP, and WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces casting for the first three productions of the 40th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Geoffrey Beevers, Sonia Ritter and More Set for THE LADY REVEALED Reading at Tristan Bates Theatre, July 4Geoffrey Beevers, Sonia Ritter and More Set for THE LADY REVEALED Reading at Tristan Bates Theatre, July 4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Philippe Carden will present a reading of the original play, The Lady Revealed, based on the life and works of A.L. Rowse, on Friday, July 4th at Tristan Bates Theatre, Covent Garden, London. (more...)

DUNSINANE to Replace ENRICO IV in Shakespeare Theatre's 2014-15 SeasonDUNSINANE to Replace ENRICO IV in Shakespeare Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company announces the addition of David Greig's Dunsinane from the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company to its upcoming 2014-2015 Season. This international production, which has toured Scotland, the U.K., Russia and China, will replace the previously announced production of Enrico IV, slated for spring 2015. (more...)

Jack Mikesell and Christina Elmore to Star in SCLA's ROMEO AND JULIET, 7/8-26Jack Mikesell and Christina Elmore to Star in SCLA's ROMEO AND JULIET, 7/8-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA), under the artistic direction of Ben Donenberg, returns to the Japanese Garden at the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare Campus for the third consecutive summer, with a Los Angeles-centric summer production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet -- directed by Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre alum Kenn Sabberton -- for seventeen performances only, July 8 to 26 (press opening July 13). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

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bergenPAC Adds PINKALICIOUS, FANCY NANCY THE MUSICAL & More to SchedulebergenPAC Adds PINKALICIOUS, FANCY NANCY THE MUSICAL & More to Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood New Jersey is excited to present An Evening with Jay Black: 76th Birthday Party Saturday, November 1st at 8PM, Pinkalicious the Musical on Sunday, November 16th at 1PM & 4PM, Wild Kratts Live, Sunday November 30th at 1PM and Fancy Nancy the Musical, Sunday March 8th at 1PM & 4PM- tickets for these four shows go on sale Friday, June 6th at 11AM. Be sure to reserve your tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

BACH AT LEIPZIG to Open 7/9 at People's Light & TheatreBACH AT LEIPZIG to Open 7/9 at People's Light & Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

People's Light & Theatre presents the regional premiere of Itamar Moses' acclaimed comedy Bach at Leipzig running July 9-August 10, 2014 on the Steinbright Stage. Associate Artistic Director Pete Pryor directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. (more...)

Virginia Rep's THE CHARITABLE SISTERHOOD OF THE SECOND TRINITY VICTORY CHURCH Opens 7/18Virginia Rep's THE CHARITABLE SISTERHOOD OF THE SECOND TRINITY VICTORY CHURCH Opens 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church on July 18 at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. The world premiere production runs through Sunday, August 24. This hilarious and heart-warming comedy by award-winning Richmond playwright, Bo Wilson, follows the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood who won't let flooded roads and washed out bridges keep them from fulfilling their sworn mission. (more...)

Main Street Theatre Works Recasts Title Role in TARTUFFEMain Street Theatre Works Recasts Title Role in TARTUFFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) announces a re-casting of the lead character in its upcoming production of 'Tartuffe.' (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - WICKEDMeet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - WICKED
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 28, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's WICKED below! (more...)

Michelle McGregor to Perform BAD AT LIFE at The Garage, 8/10Michelle McGregor to Perform BAD AT LIFE at The Garage, 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Michelle McGregor will perform her stand-up show Bad at Life at The Garage on Sunday, August 10 at 7pm. (more...)

Gemma Bodinetz to Direct Bristol Old Vic's JUNO AND THE PAYCOCKGemma Bodinetz to Direct Bristol Old Vic's JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Artistic Director Gemma Bodinetz will direct Sean O'Casey's Juno and the Paycock in a major co-production with Bristol Old Vic. The cast will be led by Niamh Cusack as the eponymous Juno and Des McAleer as her husband Jack Boyle. The production is at Bristol Old Vic from 5 to 27 September before moving to the Liverpool Playhouse from 1 to 18 October. (more...)

Actors' Gang to Return to LA with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM; Tim Robbins to DirectActors' Gang to Return to LA with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM; Tim Robbins to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

For a month this summer, The Actors' Gang, the renowned Los Angeles based ensemble theatre company, will perform A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Actors' Gang Theater in Culver City. Tickets for performances can be purchased anytime at www.theactorsgang.com, by calling the box office: (310) 838-4264 or by visiting The Actors' Gang theatre in Culver City (9070 Venice Boulevard). The box office is open Thursdays through Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (more...)

Peter Sander and Theatre Arts Japan to Present ROBINSON (TO) CRUSOE at Hudson Guild Theatre, 8/28-31Peter Sander and Theatre Arts Japan to Present ROBINSON (TO) CRUSOE at Hudson Guild Theatre, 8/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Director of Drama Desk nominated performance 'Vivien', Peter Sander collaborates with Theatre Arts Japan (Eriko Ogawa, Artistic Director), and theater company Ku Na'u Ka's music director/composer/percussionist Hiroko Tanakawa to present work of Japan's master playwright, Asaya Fujita's 'Robinson (to) Crusoe', an adaptation of D'Introna and Ravicchio's comedy, 'Robinson and Crusoe'. (more...)

NJ Rep Presents LUCKY ME by Robert Caisley, 7/31-8/31NJ Rep Presents LUCKY ME by Robert Caisley, 7/31-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to present the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Lucky Me by Robert Caisley, directed by SuzAnne Barabas and starring Dan Grimaldi, Wendy Peace, Michael Irvin Pollard and Mark Light-Orr. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - ONCE!Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - ONCE!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 8, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's ONCE below! (more...)

Writers Theatre to Open 2014-15 Season with ISAAC'S EYE, Running 9/2-12/7Writers Theatre to Open 2014-15 Season with ISAAC'S EYE, Running 9/2-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's opener to its 2014/15 season: the Midwest Premiere of Isaac's Eye by Lucas Hnath, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam. The show runs September 2 - December 7, 2014 at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Ave Ave, Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, September 10, 2014 and Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 7:30pm. (more...)

A Noise Within to Open 2014-15 Season with THE TEMPEST, 9/13-11/22A Noise Within to Open 2014-15 Season with THE TEMPEST, 9/13-11/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

?A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, inaugurates its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Directed by Timothy Douglas in his ANW debut, the show opens on Saturday, September 13 and runs through Saturday, November 22, 2014. This will be the third production of The Tempest for A Noise Within, which also mounted the play in 1993 and 2006; going against the grain in true revolutionary form, Prospero will be cast with a woman in the role, ANW favorite Deborah Strang. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Seanachai Theatre Changes Name to Irish Theatre of Chicago; 20th Anniversary Season Announced!Seanachai Theatre Changes Name to Irish Theatre of Chicago; 20th Anniversary Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Seanachai Theatre Company is pleased to celebrate its 20th anniversary season with an official name change to Irish Theatre of Chicago. The 2014-15 Season will include Conor McPherson's haunting drama SHINING CITY directed by ensemble member Jeff Christian and the world premiere drama THE WHITE ROAD by founding ensemble member Karen Tarjan, directed by ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric. (more...)

Virginia Rep Presents BECOMING DR.RUTH, 09/12-10/19Virginia Rep Presents BECOMING DR.RUTH, 09/12-10/19
by Laura Meltzer - Aug 25, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre will be presenting 'Becoming Doctor Ruth' at the Hanover Tavern from September 12th through October 19th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Lauren Bacall - Part TwoPhoto Flash: Remembering Lauren Bacall - Part Two
by Walter McBride - Aug 22, 2014

Film and stage legend and two-time Tony Award winner Lauren Bacall, passed away last week (first reported by TMZ) at the age of 89. The legendary actress suffered a massive stroke and died at home (New York City's famous Dakota Building) according to a family member. BroadwayWorld remembers the legend below. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Open 40th Season with THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA, 9/12Northlight Theatre to Open 40th Season with THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the second-ever production of The Commons of Pensacola by Amanda Peet, directed by Robin Witt. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from September 12 - October 19, 2014. The press performance is Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 2:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: 'A TENDER THING' Fizzles and FrustratesBWW Review: 'A TENDER THING' Fizzles and Frustrates
by Catherine Kustanczy - Aug 20, 2014

Ben Power's 2009 play A Tender Thing is a creative re-imagining of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, with the two title characters as older figures in a lifelong relationship. Soulpepper Theatre Company's current production (on at the Young Centre through October 1st) features real-life couple Joseph Ziegler and Nancy Palk as the two star-crossed lovers. Though their performances are filled with warmth and knowing, they can't escape an essentially dreary production that pulls away the beauty of Shakespeare's language, even as it revels in some over-theatricalized decisions that mute the genuine emotion sitting at the heart of a less-than-perfect work. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

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Reed Birney & Nick Westrate Star in New Matthew-Lee Erlbach Reading, 8/27Reed Birney & Nick Westrate Star in New Matthew-Lee Erlbach Reading, 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Matthew-Lee Erlbach's new reading A NEIGHBOR IN THE AREA is being performed at the end of the month. Featuring Tony nominee Reed Birney, Heather Lind, Nick Westrate, Brad Bellamy, Charlotte Booker, and Devin Norik, the reading is being directed by Wes Grantom. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'TARTUFFE' Sparkles With Comedy And DramaBWW Reviews: 'TARTUFFE' Sparkles With Comedy And Drama
by Catherine Kustanczy - Aug 15, 2014

Underneath the riotous comedy of Moliere's 1664 play Tartuffe is a tough family drama examining ideas of trust, power, and hypocrisy. Soulpepper Theatre Company's new production (on now through September 20th at the Young Centre) underlines these themes while providing plenty of laughs and a smart, contemporary take on a classic work. (more...)

South African Isango Ensemble Headed to Shakespeare Theatre Company this FallSouth African Isango Ensemble Headed to Shakespeare Theatre Company this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company brings two productions by the Isango Ensemble to Washington, D.C., as part of STC's 2014-2015 Presentation Series. The Isango Ensemble's unique performances reset Western theatre classics within a South African township, utilizing music, dance and elements of South African heritage. The Ensemble will perform an adaption of Mozart's opera The Magic Flute- Impempe Yomlingo and Shakespeare's epic love poem Venus and Adonis in repertory at the Lansburgh Theatre September 12-21, 2014. Tickets for non-subscribers will be available starting August 1, when individual tickets for the 2014-2015 STC Season go on sale. (more...)

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