The Crucible

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Vivian Beaumont Theatre (New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway
New York, NY 10023
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Sheffield People's Theatre Production of HEARTS Selected to Be Performed at National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

The Sheffield People's Theatre production of Hearts, which was performed in the Studio as part of the National Theatre Connections Festival in March this year, has been selected to perform at the National Theatre in July. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Present INTO THE WOODS, 6/24-9/6
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

San Francisco Playhouse (Artistic Director Bill English & Producing Director Susi Damilano) concludes its provocative eleventh season with Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and James Lapine (book). The production runs June 24th to September 6th, 2014, with an official opening set for June 28. (more...)

Broadway's Paul O'Brien Joins CTC's MADAGASCAR, Beg. 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Paul O'Brien has joined the cast of J.T. Roger's haunting mystery MADAGASCAR, CTC's opening production of its 25th anniversary season. (more...)

Daniel Neiden to Present Antony Raymond's JULIO at Kraine Theater, 6/3-21
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Following the recent hits at The Lion Theatre and the Under St. Marks theater of Antony Raymond's comedies, ELSINORE COUNTY and LUSTYNESS, Daniel Neiden will present Raymond's second installment of his three part Shakespeare Un-Canon, entitled JULIO! Performances will begin June 3rd, and will celebrate its opening on Thursday, June 5th, running through June 21st at The Kraine Theater (85 E. 4th Street). Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting www.ElsinoreCounty.com, or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres to Host Wardrobe Sale to Raise Funds, June 21
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Sheffield Theatres is offering members of the public the opportunity to buy items from its wardrobe department, including some of the items worn by its most well-known actors, at a fundraising event taking place on Saturday 21 June. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres' BOEING BOEING Appears at Robin Hood Airport; Play Runs Through June 7
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

The cast of Sheffield Theatres' production of Boeing Boeing made a flying visit to Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield this week. (more...)

HETTY FEATHER to Play Crucible Lyceum Studio, 17-21 June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

The world premiere production of million-selling childrens author Jacqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather bounds onto The Crucible stage from Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 June. (more...)

Marsha Mason Joins the Cast of DEATHTRAP at Bucks County Playhouse, Running 6/19-7/13
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse has announced Marsha Mason has joined the cast of its new production of Ira Levin's Deathtrap, directed by Evan Cabnet. Mason, who is currently directing the Playhouse production of Neil Simon's Chapter Two that begins performances tonight, will play the role of the mysterious Helga Ten Dorp. The full cast and creative team will be announced shortly for the comedy thriller that begins performances Thursday, June 19. (more...)

Kirsty Bushell, Laura Elphinstone & More to Lead RSC'S THE WHITE DEVIL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Full casting is announced for Maria Aberg's production of Webster's violent tragedy The White Devil, which continues the Royal Shakespeare Company's 'Roaring Girls' season in the Swan Theatre, revealing some of the great parts written for and about women. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Adds QUEEN COAL to Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the final production in the Theatres' autumn season, the world premiere of Bryony Lavery's Queen Coal directed by Robert Shaw Cameron, alongside the news that in an unprecedented development for the company, they will take three of their productions in the forthcoming season on tour, enabling their work to reach as wide an audience as possible. (more...)

Noah Parets, Armand Schultz & Anastasia Barzee to Lead Ogunquit Playhouse's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

The Ogunquit Playhouse, America's Foremost Summer Theatre, will be one of the first regional theatres in the U.S. to produce the Tony Award winning Billy Elliot the Musical on stage June 25 to July 26. Billy Elliot tells the story of a young boy who discovers his true passion lies in ballet class and not in the boxing ring, and then finds the strength to defy the convention of his small UK mining town to make his dream come true. The Ogunquit production features a cast of Broadway veterans, including Anastasia Barzee, Armond Shultz and Tony Award nominee Joel Blum. (more...)

SDC Welcomes Marsha Mason as 2,000th Active Full Member
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

In May, Marsha Mason became the 2,000th active Full Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), a national labor union representing stage directors and choreographers working throughout the United States. (more...)

Christopher Hunter, Tom Mothersdale and Melody Grove to Star in Spellbound Productions' IN LAMBETH at Southwark Playhouse, July 10-Aug 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Spellbound Productions present IN LAMBETH, written by Jack Shepherd, directed by Michael Kingsbury and designed by Ruth Sutcliffe. Opening night is slated for Friday, 11 July 2014 at 7.30pm, with the regular run continuing through Saturday 2 August 2014 (one preview 10 July). (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Host Kristen Bell Belt Out Opening Number of 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Host Kristen Bell opened the 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARS with a hilarious pre-taped skit followed by a performance of an original song about belt buckles and moose knuckles. (more...)

Joshua Cohen Named New General Manager of The Flea Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

The Flea Theater has announced the addition of two key members to the small but mighty Flea team. Joshua Cohen comes to The Flea following seven years at Roundabout Theatre Company, where he rose to the position of Manager for Financial Reporting. (more...)

Edinburgh Festival Fringe to Kick Off 'Hibrow Hour' at Summerhall, Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

In a first for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, a new daily, series of hour long performances, called Hibrow Hour, will stream each show LIVE and uninterrupted online from the magnificent Summerhall venue. (more...)

Samantha Womack, Andy Day and Damian Williams Set for DICK WHITTINGTON, 5 Dec. 2014 - 4 Jan. 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Sheffield Theatres and Evolution Pantomimes have announced the cast of this year's much-anticipated family pantomime, Dick Whittington, ahead of its arrival on the Lyceum stage from Friday 5 December 2014 until Sunday 4 January 2015. (more...)

BBW Interviews: Actor Scot A. Kaitanowski of Shakespeare in Delaware Park's HENRY V
by Mark C. Lloyd - Jun 30, 2014

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Sheffield Theatres Partners with Cafeology
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Sheffield Theatres and Sheffield based Fairtrade coffee suppliers Cafeology have announced a three-year partnership deal which will see the local company continue to supply the Theatre, their cafe and their restaurant, Crucible Corner, with ethically sourced coffee and tea. (more...)

New Novel 'Wizardry, Part I' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Grants Pass, Ore. (more...)

Maggie Smith to Star in Big Screen Adaptation of West End's THE LADY IN THE VAN
by Movies News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions has joined with BBC Films to greenlight THE LADY IN THE VAN, Alan Bennett's adaptation of his commercial and critical West End hit, based on his own bestselling memoir. (more...)

ANT Fest at Ars Nova Closes Today, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Ars Nova announces the lineup of ANT Fest events for June 16-28. Check below for more information. Tickets and more details can be found at our website: www.arsnovanyc.com/antfest/ Tix, info & the full lineup (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...)

Nikolai Foster Appointed Artistic Director At The Curve!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Curve today announces the appointment of Nikolai Foster as the company's new Artistic Director. Foster takes up the position in January 2015, succeeding Paul Kerryson who steps down as Artistic Director at the end of this year, after 22 years in post. (more...)

THE SHEFFIELD MYSTERIES to Play Sheffield Theatres' Crucible Stage, 15-19 July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Sheffield Theatres will welcome Sheffield People's Theatre to The Crucible stage for the world premiere of The Sheffield Mysteries, from Tuesday 15 July to Saturday 19 July. (more...)

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

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

BWW Reviews: HETTY FEATHER, Crucible, Sheffield, 17 June 2014
by Ruth Deller - Jun 19, 2014

The stage adaptation of Jacqueline WIilson's novel is a lovingly put-together blend of comedy, tragedy and circus performance. (more...)

Martin Sheen to Star in Netflix Original Series
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Martin Sheen is heading to Netflix. He will be starring in an upcoming original Netflix series alongside Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. In the 13 episode series, Sheen will be playing Fonda's husband. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Celebrates Excellent Results in 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Sheffield Theatres has released its annual report for 2013 with highlights including the award of Regional Theatre of the Year, record-breaking audience numbers and a turnover in excess of £11 million. (more...)

Virginia 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...)

Sheffield Theatres and Hill Dickinson Enter Third Year of New Writing Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The Sheffield office of law firm Hill Dickinson has embarked on the third year of a partnership with Sheffield Theatres to fund its 'New Initiatives' writing programme. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse Announces Entire Cast for 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse Producers Alexander Fraser, Robyn Goodman, Stephen Kocis, and Josh Fiedler announce complete casting for the remaining 2014 75th anniversary summer seaso (more...)

Point Park University's The REP Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The 2014-2015 season of The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company, will include two world premieres by Pittsburgh playwrights, a classic by Nobel laureate John Steinbeck and a hilarious comedy about an American singer renowned for her lack of rhythm, tone and especially an ability to sing. (more...)

Upcoming ANT Fest Shows at Ars Nova, 6/16-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Ars Nova announces the lineup of ANT Fest events for June 16-28. Check below for more information. Tickets and more details can be found at our website: www.arsnovanyc.com/antfest/ Tix, info & the full lineup (more...)

Anonymous Theatre Presents Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE One Night Only, 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2014

Theatre Vertigo & Anonymous Theatre Present "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller and directed by Paul Angelo for ONE NIGHT ONLY: August 18, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season w/ One-Woman Comedy HIGH DIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Chester Theatre Company celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season with a special production of the one-woman comedy HIGH DIVE by Leslie Ayvazian. The production, which runs from July 22th through July 24th at the Chester Town Hall in Chester, MA, will feature CTC favorite Jennifer Rohn in her sixth CTC appearance. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company presents the world premiere ZORRO!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company's next production is a swashbuckler: the world premiere of 'Zorro!' based on Johnston McCulley's 'The Curse of Capistrano' (1919) adapted by James Rana. Spanish for 'fox,' Zorro fought the oppressive colonial government in Spanish California with a quick sword and wit. Wearing a mask, he kept his identity secret, even to the woman he loved. In 1939, Bob Kane and Bill Finger gave credit to McCulley's masked avenger, with his dual identity, as their inspiration for 'Batman.' Like Bruce Wayne and Batman, Don Diego and Zorro are never seen together at the same time. (more...)

Roger Forbes, Elizabeth Franz, Robert Foxworth and Jill Tanner to Lead QUARTET at The Old Globe, Running 7/25-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the third production of the 2014 Summer Season, Ronald Harwood's comedy Quartet, directed by Richard Seer (Other Desert Cities, God of Carnage, The Last Romance). Harwood received an Academy Award for his screenplay of The Pianist and was nominated for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and The Dresser (also a hit on Broadway and the West End). Quartet will play in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, July 25 - August 24, 2014. (more...)

Art Institute of Chicago Presents Exhibition of Mexican Political Prints, Now thru 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

In 1945, the Art Institute of Chicago commissioned Mexican printmaker and political activist Leopoldo Méndez to create a custom woodblock print that would be the centerpiece of the artist's first major exhibition in the United States. Now, almost 70 years later, that print and the original woodblock Mendez carved are part of the exhibition What May Come: The Taller de Gráfica Popular and the Mexican Political Print, on view in the museum's Jean and Steven Goldman Prints and Drawing Galleries in the Richard and Mary Gray Wing from July 4 through Oct. 12, 2014. (more...)

John McTernan Replaces Steve Bisley in MTC's GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

One of Australia's most versatile stage and screen actors, John McTernan, will step into the bear-pit of Melbourne Theatre Company's Glengarry Glen Ross after one of the lead actors, Steve Bisley, had to withdraw due to illness in the play's opening week. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE CRUCIBLE at Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

Yael Farber directs a visceral re-imagining of Arthur Miller's modern American masterpiece, The Crucible, at Old Vic, which began previews on June 24. Miller used his play about the Salem witch trials to draw parallels with his experience of McCarthy's anti-communist investigations in the 1950's. The Crucible tells the story of one man's fight to save his identity in a repressive Puritan community where intolerance collides with lust and superstition, fueling widespread hysteria with tragic results. (more...)

Trap Door Theatre is Headed to Poland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

The cast will depart on July 25 to rehearse with Artistic Director Andrzej Dziuk, for a production that will premiere at the Teatr Witkacy, before we bring it home for a Chicago production that will open our season on September 25th! (more...)

Ashley Henry Trio, Sheffield Youth Big Band and More Set for Jazz@theHubClub, July 5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Sheffield Music Hub, JazzNorth and Sheffield Theatres present Jazz@theHubClub, a brand new summer jazz spectacular taking to The Crucible stage on Saturday 5 July at 3.00pm. (more...)

CTC Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season with One-Woman Comedy HIGH DIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Chester Theatre Company celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season with a special production of the one-woman comedy HIGH DIVE by Leslie Ayvazian. The production, which runs from July 22th through July 24th at the Chester Town Hall in Chester, MA, will feature CTC favorite Jennifer Rohn in her sixth CTC appearance. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre High School Students Begin Summer Intensive Mentorship Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

A cast and creative team made up of local high school students is spending their summer at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre producing a powerful classic American drama. (more...)

Jenna Russell, Jonathan Slinger & Marc Elliott to Reprise Roles in West End Transfer of URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Olivier Award winning Jenna Russell, star of the RSC, Jonathan Slinger, and EastEnders' Marc Elliott, reprise their acclaimed roles, Penelope Pennywise, Officer Lockstock and Mr. McQueen respectively, in the West End transfer of Jamie Lloyd's ground breaking, splash hit production of Urinetown The Musical. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE CRUCIBLE, Old Vic, July 8 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Since becoming Artistic Director of the Old Vic, Kevin Spacey has proven time and time again that he has the knowledge and understanding to constantly provide London theatre-goers with fantastic productions. Yael Farber's adaptation of Arthur Miller's The Crucible is no exception. Though three and a half hours long, the continued intensity and drama means that the audience is flabbergasted at how quickly the time goes. (more...)

Kelly McCormick, Beth Malone, Jason Graae, Brent Barrett and More Set for Music Circus' 2014 Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

California Musical Theatre released casting for the remaining shows in the 64th Music Circus season, a roster of actors including Broadway veterans, Tony nominees and audience favorites from previous Music Circus seasons, as well as actors with Sacramento-area ties. The five-show season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion includes the Music Circus premiere of the beloved Disney classic Mary Poppins, which runs through July 13, as well as other Tony Award-winning shows including Rodgers and Hammerstein's lush South Pacific, Lerner and Loewe's mystical Brigadoon, Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's hilarious La Cage aux Folles, and the singular sensation A Chorus Line, which ended its week-long run on June 29. Music Circus casting for the season is determined after auditions are held in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chester Theatre Company Presents MADAGASCAR, Now Through 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Chester Theatre Company will open its 25th Anniversary Season with J.T. Rogers' haunting mystery MADAGASCAR. The production, which runs from June 25th through July 6th at the Chester Town Hall in Chester, MA, will feature CTC favorites Debra Jo Rupp (A Body of Water) and Kim Stauffer (Crime and Punishment). (more...)

BWW Previews: The London Stage, July 2014
by Alice Chappell - Jul 1, 2014

A brief overview of those shows we might miss - though do catch them if you can! - and those who're new to the London audience this July. (more...)

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