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Utah Shakespeare Festival Sets Directors for 54th SeasonUtah Shakespeare Festival Sets Directors for 54th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Nine highly-talented directors from across the country are already knee-deep in costume designs, scenery sketches, and play scripts as they prepare to create the transformative stories of their plays for the 54th season of the Utah Shakespeare Festival June 25 to October 31. (more...)

DEAR LUPIN with James & Jack Fox Begins Next Month at Theatre Royal WindsorDEAR LUPIN with James & Jack Fox Begins Next Month at Theatre Royal Windsor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Father and son James Fox and Jack Fox star in this brand new stage adaptation of the best-selling Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year Dear Lupin, Letters to a Wayward Son in which renowned journalist and author Roger Mortimer's brilliantly hilarious, often touching and always generous letters to his unruly son Charlie are now vividly brought to life. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Anna Chlumsky Will Host 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards; Terrence McNally, Jeanine Tesori & More to be HonoredJesse Tyler Ferguson & Anna Chlumsky Will Host 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards; Terrence McNally, Jeanine Tesori & More to be Honored
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

The Off-Broadway League has announced details for the 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards, which will celebrate 30 years of recognizing Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at the NYU Skirball Center, beginning at 7:00 PM EST. The program will be co-hosted by Emmy Award Nominees Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family") and Anna Chlumsky ("Veep," Broadway's upcoming "Living on Love"). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Anna-Jane Casey, Ria Jones & Sarah-Louise Young in West End's JERRY'S GIRLSPhoto Flash: First Look at Anna-Jane Casey, Ria Jones & Sarah-Louise Young in West End's JERRY'S GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Featuring songs from classic musicals including Hello Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage Aux Folles, Jerry's Girls brings together an all-female cast to celebrate Jerry's special gift for writing songs that capture the true spirit of the great American musical, honouring the legacy of the multi Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist of some of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time. (more...)

'Shakespeare Challenge 2015' to Support Shakespeare in Action with THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, 3/25'Shakespeare Challenge 2015' to Support Shakespeare in Action with THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The race is on for twelve courageous community members (with little to no acting experience) to memorize, rehearse, and perform William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors on March 25, 2015 at The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto. These Challenge Champions have volunteered their time and talent, and have committed to selling eight tickets each to their friends, family, and colleagues for the gala performance! (more...)

Jonathan Groff Takes Over as 'King George' in HAMILTON TonightJonathan Groff Takes Over as 'King George' in HAMILTON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The Public Theater welcomes Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff to the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' tonight, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. (more...)

Mark Rylance to Star in West End Transfer of FARINELLI AND THE KINGMark Rylance to Star in West End Transfer of FARINELLI AND THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Shakespeare's Globe and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce the West End transfer of Claire van Kampen's critically-acclaimed new play Farinelli and the King, directed by John Dove, designed by Jonathan Fensom and starring Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, Jerusalem, Richard III, Twelfth Night), as King Philippe V of Spain. Sam Crane will once again play the acting role of Farinelli, while the singing role will be reprised by opera star, Iestyn Davies and shared withRupert Enticknap. The rest of the cast will also transfer with Huss Garbiya playing Doctor Jose Cervi, Melody Grove playing Isabella Farnese, Colin Hurley as Metastasio and Edward Peel as De la Cuadra. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

?Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the rolling world premiere of Colossal, a new play by Andrew Hinderaker. DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty directs the Kennedy Center Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award-winning play, which is choreographed by founder and artistic director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Joshua L. Peugh. Colossal begins with previews on Thursday, April 2 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, May 3. (more...)

The Theatre @ Boston Court to Present MY BARKING DOGThe Theatre @ Boston Court to Present MY BARKING DOG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents My Barking Dog, by Eric Coble, directed by Michael Michetti. Opening night is Saturday, April 25, 2015 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue. (more...)

Betsy Mugavero, Tony Amendola & More Set for Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2015 SeasonBetsy Mugavero, Tony Amendola & More Set for Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Utah Shakespeare Festival has announced the casting of the first eight actors for the 2015 season. All are familiar faces, having appeared at the Festival in the past. Actors include Tony Amendola, Melinda Pfundstein, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, Sam Ashdown, Betsy Mugavero, Peter Sham, David Ivers and Brian Vaughn. Please check for complete casting available soon at www.bard.org. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Cast and Video Released for West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Jonathan Slinger, Kraig Thornber, Lara Denning & MoreSTAGE TUBE: New Cast and Video Released for West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Jonathan Slinger, Kraig Thornber, Lara Denning & More
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2015

As the hit West End show Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, approaches its second anniversary, producers today announced the cast that will take it into its third year. Alongside Jonathan Slinger as Willy Wonka will be Kraig Thornber (Grandpa George), Lara Denning (Mrs Bucket) and Mark Oxtoby (Jerry), among other new names. Originating company members Ross Dawes and Derek Hagen will take over the roles of Mr Salt and Mr Bucket respectively. (more...)

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Chats Sofia Vergara, Taylor Swift on VH1VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Chats Sofia Vergara, Taylor Swift on VH1
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

MODERN FAMILY and Shakespeare in the Park star Jesse Tyler Ferguson stopped by VH1's BIG MORNING BUZZ LIVE hosted by Nick Lachey today to talk about how he could have crashed costar Sofia Vergara's wedding to Joe Manganiello, and his gleeful reaction to Taylor Swift's Twitter seal of approval on his cover of 'Shake It Off'. Click below to watch the clips! (more...)

A FEW GOOD MEN, NOISES OFF, AVENUE Q and More Set for Lakewood Playhouse's 77th SeasonA FEW GOOD MEN, NOISES OFF, AVENUE Q and More Set for Lakewood Playhouse's 77th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

The LAKEWOOD PLAYHOUSE is proud to announce its 77th SEASON of SHOWS! It's a season filled with Laughter, Mystery, Literature, and Stories That Touch the Heart. This year includes FIVE PREMIERES that have never been seen at the Lakewood Playhouse! It also marks TWO SPECIAL ANNIVERSARIES! The 5th Season for Managing Artistic Director John Munn and the 50th Anniversary of the Very Building that we perform in! The Lakewood Playhouse Theatre TURNS 50 this year! (more...)

Women's Project Theater's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins TonightWomen's Project Theater's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Women's Project Theater present the world premiere of The Undeniable Sound of Right Now, written by Laura Eason (S e x with Strangers,'House of Cards') and directed by Kirsten Kelly (Slipping), beginning tonight, March 19 at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. Opening night is set for Thursday, April 2 at 7pm. The production is set to run through Saturday, May 2. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKJesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2015 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Wednesday, May 27 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This summer will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to the Park this summer as Trinculo in THE TEMPEST, along with Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe teaming up again with Daniel Sullivan on CYMBELINE to play Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Imogen, respectively. (more...)

COMEDY OF ERRORS, MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION and More Set for Seattle Shakespeare's 25th Anniversary SeasonCOMEDY OF ERRORS, MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION and More Set for Seattle Shakespeare's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Seattle Shakespeare Company's Artistic Director George Mount announced plans for the company's 25th Anniversary season that includes performances at the Leo K. Theatre, the return of directors Jeff Steitzer, David Quicksall, and Victor Pappas, and the mainstage directing debuts of Jane Nichols and Vanessa Miller (more...)

LOVE SONGS PLAYAROUND SHAKESPEARE Runs 3/26-27 in Ann ArborLOVE SONGS PLAYAROUND SHAKESPEARE Runs 3/26-27 in Ann Arbor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

LOVE SONGS PLAYAROUND SHAKESPEARE combines the lyrical and romantic songs from a new contemporary musical, LOVE SONGS-A Musical (Music & Lyrics by Steven Cagan, veteran composer/conductor, DREAMGIRLS Musical Director), with some of Shakespeare's most passionate, poetic love scenes, enhanced by modern visual technology and dance. (more...)

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company's JERICHO to Run 4/18-5/10Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company's JERICHO to Run 4/18-5/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) has announced the opening of a new work by Jack Canfora, Jericho. This regional premiere runs from April 18 - May 10 at the Highland Park Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116. Tickets range in price from $19 - $28. Student and group discounts are available. To order, call (651)647-4315 or visit mnjewishtheatre.org. Press passes are available for the performances on Saturday, April 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. (more...)

THE THREEPENNY OPERA to Play the Villanova Theatre, 4/14-26THE THREEPENNY OPERA to Play the Villanova Theatre, 4/14-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Villanova Theatre presents The Threepenny Opera, with book and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht, music by Kurt Weill, directed by Valerie Joyce, and on stage April 14-26, 2015. Villanova's reimagined production will feature actors playing instruments, a striking industrial aesthetic, and a timely message. (more...)

Beware the Ides of March with 15 Shakespeare ShowtunesBeware the Ides of March with 15 Shakespeare Showtunes
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 15, 2015

'If music be the food of love, play on.' Even before the invention of the musical comedy (more on that later), William Shakespeare knew the importance of music in telling stories on stage. For our March feature, my colleague Jeff Walker and I thought that instead of marking the Ides of March with songs about murder, betrayal, and fate, we would focus on the synergy between showtunes and Shakespeare. (more...)

Actor-Comedian Lenny Henry Will Host Olivier Awards, April 12Actor-Comedian Lenny Henry Will Host Olivier Awards, April 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

The ceremony for the Olivier Awards 2015 with MasterCard, on Sunday 12 April at the Royal Opera House, will be hosted by the critically acclaimed actor and performer Lenny Henry. (more...)

Lenny Henry to Host the 2015 Olivier AwardsLenny Henry to Host the 2015 Olivier Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

On the heels of the 2015 Olivier Awards nominations announcement, the Daily Mail writes that Lenny Henry will host the ceremony at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, April 12. (more...)

Factory and Native Earth to Present Toronto Premiere of THE UNPLUGGING, March 14-April 5Factory and Native Earth to Present Toronto Premiere of THE UNPLUGGING, March 14-April 5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

In an instant, electricity all over the world stops flowing and humanity is left in the dark. Factory and Native Earth Performing Arts present the Toronto premiere of THE UNPLUGGING by Yvette Nolan, directed by Nina Lee Aquino, and winner of the 2013 Jessie Award for Outstanding New Play (Vancouver). The show stars two veterans of the Toronto theatre community, Diana Belshaw and Allegra Fulton, and features newcomer Umed Amin. The production will play on stage at Factory from March 14 - April 5, 2015. (more...)

Meet the Cast of The Public Theater's HAMILTON- Now in Previews!Meet the Cast of The Public Theater's HAMILTON- Now in Previews!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 31, 2015

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HOLLYWOOD AND BROADWAY to Premiere at Hudson Guild Theatre, Begin. 2/14HOLLYWOOD AND BROADWAY to Premiere at Hudson Guild Theatre, Begin. 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Fashion Designer to the Stars, Octavio Carlin in conjunction with a Multiple Award Winning Team brings you this world premiere comedy. (more...)

UK Tour of English Touring Theatre & RSC's A MAD WORLD MY MASTERS Sets Full CastUK Tour of English Touring Theatre & RSC's A MAD WORLD MY MASTERS Sets Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Following a critically acclaimed run in Stratford in 2013, the Royal Shakespeare Company and English Touring Theatre's production of Thomas Middleton's A Mad World My Masters returns in 2015 for an eight venue national tour to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (26 - 28 February), Grand Theatre Blackpool (5 - 7 March), Theatre Royal Brighton (10 - 14 March), Malvern Theatres (24 - 28 March), Hall for Cornwall (31 March - 4 April), Theatre Royal Bath (7 - 11 April), Darlington Civic Theatre (14 - 18 April), and Cambridge Arts Theatre (21 - 25 April), before a limited run at the Barbican (29 April - 9 May). (more...)

Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2015 FREE Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 53-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community. This summer, free Shakespeare in the Park will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST (May 27-July 5), directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE (July 27-August 23), directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

CSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, Opens TonightCSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Classic Stage Company welcomes Emmy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Anthony Edwards ('ER'), Annabella Sciorra ('The Sopranos') and Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Franz (Death of A Salesman, Brighton Beach Memoirs), alongside Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister on HBO's Game of Thrones) and Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman on Netflix's Orange Is The New Black) in Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country, opening at CSC (136 East 13th Street) tonight, January 29, for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 22. (more...)

Theatre 167 to Stage World Premiere of THE CHURCH OF WHY NOTTheatre 167 to Stage World Premiere of THE CHURCH OF WHY NOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Theatre 167 will present the world premiere of The Church of Why Not, a new play inspired by the believers and skeptics, the Jews, Christians and Muslims, the activists and addicts, and the seekers and lost souls who pass through the doors of a church on the Upper West Side - staged at the very spot that inspired it. (more...)

National Theatre of Scotland and RSC's DUNSINANE to Begin 2/4 at Shakespeare Theatre CompanyNational Theatre of Scotland and RSC's DUNSINANE to Begin 2/4 at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents Dunsinane, playwright David Greig's majestic sequel to Shakespeare's Macbeth, presented by the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company, and directed by Roxana Silbert. First premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company at Hampstead Theatre in 2010, this tour marks the U.S. premiere of Dunsinane after a highly successful tour to East Asia and Russia in spring 2014. Hailed by The Guardian as "a work of compelling intelligence, provocation and wit," Dunsinane will play at the Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 4-21, 2015. (more...)

World Stage Premiere of THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS Set for Chichester Festival TheatreWorld Stage Premiere of THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS Set for Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

The full cast has been announced for the world stage premiere of John Boyne's highly acclaimed and best-selling international novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas which opens at Chichester Festival Theatre on 19 February, from where it will tour England until 27 June. The book, which is a KS3 level school text for 11 - 14 year olds, has been adapted for the stage by Angus Jackson. The press night is Thursday 26 February at 7 pm. (more...)

Ewan Stewart & Gershwyn Eustache Jnr Complete Cast of THE ROYALE at Bush TheatreEwan Stewart & Gershwyn Eustache Jnr Complete Cast of THE ROYALE at Bush Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Ewan Stewart (Titanic) and Gershwyn Eustache Jnr (Home, nut) will complete the cast of The Royale, joining the previously announced Frances Ashman, Clint Dyer and Nicholas Pinnock. (more...)

Full Cast for THE HARVEST at Ustinov Studio AnnouncedFull Cast for THE HARVEST at Ustinov Studio Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The Ustinov Studio, Bath has announced the cast for the first production in its spring 2015 season, the UK premiere of Pavel Pryazhko's wickedly funny comedy, THE HARVEST, directed by Michael Boyd. (more...)

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory to Present THE MERCHANT OF VENICEBaltimore Shakespeare Factory to Present THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF), in conjunction with British original pronunciation (OP) experts, the father and son team of David and Ben Crystal, will open its 2015 season with a historic production of The Merchant of Venice. Ben Crystal will also visit the company twice during the rehearsal process, including the final rehearsals during the week before opening night. Presenting A Merchant of Venice in OP fits perfectly with BSF's overall philosophy of recreating the staging conditions that existed in Shakespeare's day. (more...)

Anna-Jane Casey, Ria Jones & Sarah-Louise Young to Lead JERRY'S GIRLS at St. James StudioAnna-Jane Casey, Ria Jones & Sarah-Louise Young to Lead JERRY'S GIRLS at St. James Studio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Full casting is announced today for musical revue Jerry's Girls which, 30 years after it opened on Broadway, will be revived in a limited two-week run at the St. James Studio. (more...)

Jonathan Slinger Named As New Willy Wonka In CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYJonathan Slinger Named As New Willy Wonka In CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Jonathan Slinger will play Willy Wonka in the West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the role currently played by Alex Jennings. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre & Drew University to Host FIRST FOLIOShakespeare Theatre & Drew University to Host FIRST FOLIO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, recently named "Company of the Year" by the Wall Street Journal which also described the Theatre as "one of America's half-dozen leading classical repertory companies," is proud to partner with Drew University to host the Folger Shakespeare Library'sFirst Folio tour. (more...)

World Premiere of TEDDY Set for Southwark PlayhouseWorld Premiere of TEDDY Set for Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Snapdragon Productions and Theatre Bench present the world premiere of Teddy - by Tristan Bernays and music by Dougal Irvine. Snapdragon's Eleanor Rhode directs the production which opens on 8 June, with previews from 4 June and runs until 27 June. (more...)

FIRST FOLIO! THE BOOK THAT GAVE US SHAKESPEARE Coming to The Old GlobeFIRST FOLIO! THE BOOK THAT GAVE US SHAKESPEARE Coming to The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

THE OLD GLOBE, in partnership with the SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY, has been selected as the host site for the state of California for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world's most treasured books. The Folger Shakespeare Library, in partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association, is touring a First Folio of Shakespeare in 2016 to all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico. (more...)

This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff will join the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' on Tuesday, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. The world premiere musical HAMILTON, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, has been extended three times at The Public due to sold-out demand and will close as scheduled on Sunday, May 3 prior to a Broadway transfer to the Richard Rodgers Theatre beginning July 13 and opening August 6. (more...)

Amy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old GlobeAmy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Old Globe is delighted to welcome one of the true geniuses of the American theatre, Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman, who makes her long-awaited San Diego directing debut with an enchanting theatrical spectacle with live music and sumptuous visuals, The White Snake, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. The Southern California Premiere of The White Snake, written and directed by Zimmerman, will run March 21 through April 26 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 21 through 25. Opening night is Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Jason Watkins and Monica Dolan Set to Lead John Tiffany's THE TWITSJason Watkins and Monica Dolan Set to Lead John Tiffany's THE TWITS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Mr and Mrs Twit are not very nice. In fact they're extremely nasty. They're nasty to each other, and they're VILE to everyone else. They hold a family of monkeys hostage in a cage and force them to stand on their heads. ALL THE TIME. We told you they weren't very nice. Can the monkeys find a way to show those vicious Twits what for? (more...)

Rattlestick & Women's Project's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins Next MonthRattlestick & Women's Project's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Women's Project Theater will present the world premiere of The Undeniable Sound of Right Now, written by Laura Eason (S e x with Strangers,'House of Cards') and directed by Kirsten Kelly (Slipping), beginning Thursday, March 19 at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. Opening night is set for Thursday, April 2 at 7pm. The production is set to run through Saturday, May 2. (more...)

Great Lakes Theater to Present DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER, 2/27-3/22Great Lakes Theater to Present DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER, 2/27-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland's Classic Company, commences the second half its 2015-16 season with Frederick Knott's murder mystery masterpiece, Dial "M" for Murder. The production will be performed in the company's intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare, February 27 - March 22, 2015. Charles Fee, GLT's Producing Artistic Director, directs the production. Dial "M" for Murder is presented through special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. (more...)

Tina Packer in MOTHER OF THE MAID Premiere, Three Plays by the Bard & More Set for Shakespeare & Company's 2015 Summer SeasonTina Packer in MOTHER OF THE MAID Premiere, Three Plays by the Bard & More Set for Shakespeare & Company's 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

Shakespeare & Company has announced its lineup for the 2015 summer season, which includes three Shakespeare plays, Henry V, The Comedy of Errors and Hamlet, plus the Regional Premiere of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti, and the World Premiere of Jane Anderson's Mother of the Maid, starring Tina Packer. In addition, the summer season includes The Unexpected Man by Yasmina Reza, and opens with the provocative new play by Sarah Treem, The How and the Why. (more...)

Hanna Theatre Presents DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER, 2/27-3/22Hanna Theatre Presents DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER, 2/27-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland's Classic Company, commences the second half its 2015-16 season with Frederick Knott's murder mystery masterpiece, Dial "M" for Murder. The production will be performed in the company's intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare, February 27 - March 22, 2015. Charles Fee, GLT's Producing Artistic Director, directs the production. Dial "M" for Murder is presented through special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. (more...)

The Old Globe to Celebrate Its 80th Anniversary at Balboa Park Centennial CelebrationThe Old Globe to Celebrate Its 80th Anniversary at Balboa Park Centennial Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The Old Globe will celebrate its 80th Anniversary as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration with a full roster of great plays in its regular season and a Summer Season featuring Shakespeare on stage and in film, along with our popular ongoing programs. (more...)

PINOCCHIO to Run 3/13-22 at New Victory TheaterPINOCCHIO to Run 3/13-22 at New Victory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The classic tale about a wooden boy with a nose for trouble gets remastered in the psychedelic rock musical Pinocchio, making its U.S. premiere at The New Victory Theater from March 13 - March 22, 2015. Winner of two 2014 Helpmann Awards for Best New Australian Work and Best Presentation for Children, Pinocchio comes to New York after a successful run at the Sydney Opera House. (more...)

Guthrie, TAC to Stage 'KING ARTHUR'S COURT' & MACBETH in Rep This Month Before National TourGuthrie, TAC to Stage 'KING ARTHUR'S COURT' & MACBETH in Rep This Month Before National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

The Guthrie Theater and The Acting Company (TAC) reunite for a seventh year to present A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - a satirical story adapted by acclaimed local playwright Jeffrey Hatcher from the novel by Mark Twain - in repertory with Macbeth, Shakespeare's dark and powerful tragedy. (more...)

Interview with Director Scott EllisInterview with Director Scott Ellis
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Feb 10, 2015

Ted Sod: Can you tell us about your role as Associate Artistic Director and how that manifests itself at Roundabout? (more...)

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