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Pheonix Theater Ensemble, Michael Lydon and More Set for The Wild Project, May-June 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

The Wild Project have announced their lineup of acts to start out the summer in May and June. From the Pheonix Theater Ensemble to 16 Words Or Less, there is sure to be something to excite everyone. Check out all the details below! (more...)

Review Roundup: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING!
by Review Roundups - May 5, 2014

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Wild Project Announces Upcoming Events Including Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth & More
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

All performances are at The Wild Project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Suzanne Balling on City Theatre's A DELICATE BALANCE, Opening Tonight
by Jeff Davis - May 2, 2014

Described as 'a scorching masterpiece,' Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance is a riveting, funny, and thought-provoking examination of family and friends is one of the most successful plays in American theatre and all too rarely produced in Austin. Guest director Fritz Ketchum leads the production with show dates May 2 - 25, 2014 at City Theatre. (more...)

Richmond Symphony Closes Season with THE DAMNATION OF FAUST This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

The Richmond Symphony closes their 2013-14 season with The Damnation of Faust, Berlioz's vivid and bold Masterpiece which asks the question, “Are we willing to sell our souls to get what we believe we desire?” (more...)

LEAR & 'DREAM' to Open Theatricum's All-Shakespeare Season, 6/7-8
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum kicks off its All-Shakespeare Summer Season in celebration of the Bard's 450th birthday with a gender-reversed Lear for the 21st century, opening on Saturday, June 7 at 8 p.m., and the return of the company's signature rendering of A Midsummer Night's Dream, with performances beginning Sunday, June 8 at 3:30 p.m. The two productions will continue to run in repertory through the end of Sept. in the theater's spectacular outdoor amphitheater nestled in a Topanga Canyon ravine, and will be joined later in the season by three additional mainstage offerings. (more...)

Austin Shakespeare in the Park Kicks Off Today with AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

In celebration of its 30th Free Shakespeare in Zilker Park, The City of Austin, Austin Parks and Recreation Department and Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theatre, in coordination with Austin Shakespeare, present As You Like It. The show brings new actors and company alumni together in a RenFaire-style As You Like It. Performances run 8 pm Thurs-Sun., from today, May 1 - May 25, with a preview on April 30. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre to Open 2014 Season with THE TEMPEST, 5/28-6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 52nd Season opens with The Tempest, Shakespeare's final great work. Performances begin May 28th and continue through June 22nd at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave. (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Individual tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by visiting www.ShakespeareNJ.org. 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. Individual tickets range from $15 to $75. (more...)

Cory Daye to Make Off-Broadway Debut in MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

Saturday, March 22nd, My Big Gay Italian Wedding will welcome another disco icon to officiate the wedding of 'Anthony' and 'Andrew.' Cory who has been performing for four decades in concert halls across the world, is super excited and nervous to be gracing the stage for the first time in her career. Her performance that night will be followed up with a live performance where she will be singing two of her biggest hits, 'Cherchez La Femme ' and 'Pow Wow.' (more...)

INHERIT THE WIND to Open at Village Players of Birmingham, 3/14
by Anton Anderssen - Mar 3, 2014

The Village Players of Birmingham opens the classic, Inherit the Wind, Friday, March 14. (more...)

Free Shakespeare at Zilker Park Opens 5/1 with AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

In celebration of its 30th Free Shakespeare in Zilker Park, The City of Austin, Austin Parks and Recreation Department and Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theatre, in coordination with Austin Shakespeare, present As You Like It. (more...)

Cory Daye Makes Off-Broadway Debut in MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

Today, March 22nd, My Big Gay Italian Wedding will welcome another disco icon to officiate the wedding of 'Anthony' and 'Andrew.' Cory who has been performing for four decades in concert halls across the world, is super excited and nervous to be gracing the stage for the first time in her career. Her performance that night will be followed up with a live performance where she will be singing two of her biggest hits, 'Cherchez La Femme ' and 'Pow Wow.' (more...)

BWW Interviews: I LOVE LUCY's Sirena Irwin Answers Our Silly Query
by Michael L. Quintos - Mar 17, 2014

Orange County audiences will soon experience a kind of déjà vu---the hilarious kind---when I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE begins its week-long engagement at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts from March 18th through the 23rd. Front and center in the role of Lucy Ricardo is actress Sirena Irwin, who agreed to answer a few of our 'silly' questions... (more...)

INHERIT THE WIND Opens at Village Players of Birmingham Tonight
by Anton Anderssen - Mar 14, 2014

The Village Players of Birmingham opens the classic, Inherit the Wind, tonight, March 14. (more...)

Harry Melling's PEDDLING to Receive US Premiere at 'Brits Off Broadway', 4/23-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome HighTide Festival Theatre with the US premiere of PEDDLING, written and performed by Harry Melling, and directed by Steven Atkinson. PEDDLING begins performances on Wednesday, April 23 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 18. Press Opening is Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatricum Botanicum's LEAR, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2014

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum kicks off its All-Shakespeare Summer Season in celebration of the Bard's 450th birthday with a gender-reversed Lear for the 21st century, opening tonight, Saturday, June 7 at 8 p.m. in the theater's spectacular outdoor amphitheater in Topanga Canyon. (more...)

MotorCity Casino Hotel Presents 70s Soul Jam, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

MotorCity Casino Hotel presents, '70s Soul Jam: The Stylistics, The Manhattans, and The Main Ingredient featuring Cuba Gooding, Sr., to Sound Board on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Cre8tive Works Announces Update on Indie Film THE FOOL
by Movies News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Cre8tive Works, Inc. ('Cre8tive') (OTC:FILM) announces update on indie film 'The Fool'. 'The Fool' has entered the post-production phase of development and is preparing for release in late summer of 2014. Cre8tive is Executive Producer on the project. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CSC's AS YOU LIKE IT - You'll Like It Like That
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jun 21, 2014

It's often been observed of Shakespeare that his plays don't tell you what he thinks about most subjects. But it is hard to doubt that he believed in romantic love, that mad, intoxicating, all-encompassing feeling that inspires courtship and marriage. Many of his comedies are essentially love delivery vehicles, giddy confections that give the audience an extraordinarily broad license just to roll in the bliss of it. I think especially of Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. But the most love-mad of all is surely As You Like It. And thankfully, that love-mad champagne feeling is served up nearly full-force in the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's latest rendering of the play. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GA Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT is a Delightful Shakespearean Cartoon
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 20, 2014

To borrow a phrase from a less-comedic Bard classic, Georgia Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE is "a hit, a palpable hit." As has come to be expected, Courtney Patterson is exceedingly captivating as Rosalind, the show's female (and male) lead. The Suzi Bass Award winner leads this fantastic ensemble through a marvelously musical take on this story of betrayal, love-at-first-sight, and cross-dressing. With much discussion lately about women in theatre, it was exciting that Georgia Shakespeare chose a show that not only features strong female characters driving the story, but also to include women in central supporting roles that otherwise could have been portrayed by men. (more...)

Anna Chlumsky, Jason Danieley, The Skivvies & More Join WTF's 2014 Season; Lauren Ambrose Withdraws from FOOL FOR LOVE with Chris Pine
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced additional casting on both the Main Stage and Nikos Stage as well as special events for the 2014 Season. On the Main Stage: Diana DiMarzio, Rick Holmes, and Timothy Shew join the WTF Resident Company, appearing in both June Moon and The Visit. (more...)

Santa Cruz Shakespeare's Inaugural Summer Season Begins July 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The newly formed Santa Cruz Shakespeare is proud to present its inaugural summer repertory season starting with previews on July 1 and playing through August 10, in the Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Tickets are available online at www.santacruztickets.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Formidable Ellen Geer Becomes LEAR at Theatricum Botanicum
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 14, 2014

A frightening thing happens when a woman plays the title role in a gender-reversed King Lear; the betrayal and revenge between mother and sons takes on an added level of horror. What was already tragic to begin with, as originally written for a father and daughters, now feels even more threatening in the reverse. (more...)

List of Events at The Smith Center for July and August 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Check below for a list of events at The Smith Center for July and August 2014. (more...)

SEE ROCK CITY AND OTHER DESTINATIONS to Make UK Debut at the Union Theatre, Aug 15-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

For the first time, the critically acclaimed off-Broadway musical See Rock City and Other Destinations, will be introduced to the UK for a two-week strictly limited run at the Union Theatre. Previews start on Friday 15 August and press night on Tuesday 19 August at 7.30pm, it was announced today. On sale now. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RICHARD III, Trafalgar Studios, July 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

All the talk about this Richard III will be about Martin Freeman. It's unavoidable really. Well-known television star takes on one of the big Shakespearean roles and a role outside what might be seen as his comfort zone. Any review therefore will need to confront this head on. (more...)

VIDEO: John Lithgow Talks Realizing His Dream of Playing 'King Lear' on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, Jimmy chatted with John Lithgow about playing the titular role of King Lear for Shakespeare in the Park (more...)

Mid-Year Highlights in the Art World: Koons, Donovan, Minkisi and More
by Barry Kostrinsky - Jul 17, 2014

Half of 2014 is behind us. What was new and different, exciting and outrageous, unpredictable and surprising in the NY art world? That's right, not much. Like a large yacht the art world turns slowly. As usual, it seems like money is at the helm captaining the course of art history. This is not new; Leo and Peter Paul worked for the moneyed men of the day. In the past this would mean Princes, Kings and Popes. Now, money has let go of it's need for a title ( except for Sir Paul) and huddles around businessmen. Entertainment and luxury good CEO's, corrupt hedge fund a-holes that pay almost $2Billion in fines and drug dealers dress up their persona with art, cocktails parties and world class trips to stay firmly footed as the top dog in the art world. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present THE ALCHEMIST, Begin. 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents Ben Jonson's The Alchemist, a rowdy tale of con artists and their gullible prey. (more...)

A DANCE OF DEATH to Play Finborough Theatre, Begin. 5 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 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...)

Review Roundup: KING LEAR at the National Theater
by Review Roundups - Jan 27, 2014

Sam Mendes's production of 'King Lear' opened at the National Theater last week, with Simon Russell Beale in the title role. Let's see what the critics had to say: (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Opens Tonight at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, the hysterically twisted, Chekhov-inspired 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, continues Asolo Rep's 2013-14 season. Directed by Peter Amster, previews for this laugh-out-loud comedy will be held January 22-23, opening night will be tonight, January 24 at 8pm, and the show will run through April 13. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Langella's KING LEAR a Grand and Commanding Treat
by Michael Dale - Jan 20, 2014

Angus Jackson's swift and accessible production is a solid evening of theatrical storytelling, (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Reunite on CBS's A GRAMMY(R) SALUTE TO THE BEATLES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Watch an historic reunion of the surviving members of The Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as they perform 'Hey Jude' and 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/With A Little Help From My Friends!' (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Reunite on CBS's A GRAMMY SALUTE TO THE BEATLES
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Watch an historic reunion of the surviving members of The Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as they perform 'Hey Jude' and 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/With A Little Help From My Friends!' (more...)

David Trumble, Inspiring Motivational Speaker, Award-Winning Artist and Author, Now Represented by Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau for Keynote Speaking Engagements
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

David Trumble is an inspiring international keynote speaker, who writes and draws thought-provoking cartoons for the Huffington Post. His piece "10 Real World Princesses Who Don't Need Disney Glitter" went viral and garnered millions of views. It has been featured internationally through media outlets that include The Today Show, Upworthy, NBS's iVillage, The Christian Science Monitor, Jezebel, The Boston Globe and The Sunday Times in the UK. David is now represented by Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau for keynote speaking engagements. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Norman Conquests Wins Hearts And Minds
by Catherine Kustanczy - Feb 21, 2014

Sir Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests is a three-part play cycle that takes place over the course of one weekend. The trilogy paints a deeply insightful portrait of six individuals bound by love, hate, trust, need, and fear. Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre Company is currently remounting their 2013 production, with hilarious, heartfelt results. (more...)

The Road Theatre Company's THE DIFFERENT SHADES OF HUGH Extends Through 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

The Road Theatre Company and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director, together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce that the second show of its 23rd season, the World Premiere of THE DIFFERENT SHADES OF HUGH, written by Clete Keith and directed by Road Theatre's Co-Artistic Director Sam Anderson, is extending through Sunday, March 30 at the Road Theatre Company's new second home, the Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Padua Productions' VILLON Stars Kevin Weisman, Now thru 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2014

Murder, mayhem and poetry. Award-winning, visionary playwright Murray Mednick brings his unique sensibility to the hair-raising, sometimes violent, and often hilarious exploits of medieval poet Francois Villon in a world premiere production directed by the playwright. Villon opens tonight, Feb. 15, presented by Padua Productions in a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Breaking News: 'MUCH ADO' with Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater & KING LEAR with John Lithgow Set for The Public's 2014 Shakespeare in the Park Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2014 free Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 52-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 a comedy and a tragedy with Jack O'Brien directing MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and Daniel Sullivan directing KING LEAR. (more...)

Stephen Mo Hanan and Avi Hoffman to Star in National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's THE MEGILE OF ITZIK MANGER, 3/2-16; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Following a wildly successful Off Broadway run last Spring, The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's critically-acclaimed musical production 'The Megile of Itzik Manger' will return to Baruch Performing Arts Center for a two week limited engagement, March 2 - 16. (more...)

DIAGHILESQUE, FORBIDDEN FRUITS and More Set for The Wild Project, April-May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

The Wild Project has announced their lineup of events for the months of April and May. Check out the full schedule below and see what they have to offer! (more...)

The National Theatre's Production THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT–TIME to Resume Run, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

The National Theatre's acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will resume its run at the Gielgud Theatre on 24 June 2014. With press night on 8 July, the production is currently booking at its new West End home to 14 February 2015. (more...)

The Richmond Symphony Closes Season with THE DAMNATION OF FAUST, 5/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

The Richmond Symphony closes their 2013-14 season with The Damnation of Faust, Berlioz's vivid and bold Masterpiece which asks the question, “Are we willing to sell our souls to get what we believe we desire?” (more...)

Austin Shakespeare in the Park to Kick Off May 1 with AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

In celebration of its 30th Free Shakespeare in Zilker Park, The City of Austin, Austin Parks and Recreation Department and Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theatre, in coordination with Austin Shakespeare, present As You Like It. The show brings new actors and company alumni together in a RenFaire-style As You Like It. Performances run 8 pm Thurs-Sun., from May 1 - May 25, with a preview on April 30. (more...)

Harry Melling's PEDDLING Receives US Premiere at 'Brits Off Broadway', Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome HighTide Festival Theatre with the US premiere of PEDDLING, written and performed by Harry Melling, and directed by Steven Atkinson. PEDDLING begins performances tonight, April 23 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 18. (more...)

BWW Roundup: Top-20 Podcasts for Theatre Fans
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 21, 2014

Is network news appointment television for you? I didn't think so. Are you constantly angered that ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT only talks about theatre when a Hollywood star joins a cast or someone falls 30 feet to the stage floor? Me too. Well, I have an alternative that just might satisfy your news and theatre cravings; podcasting. Isn't that just what hipsters do between their shift at Starbucks and another trip to the thrift shop? Well, yes and no. I'm sure there is a barista in Portland who is currently recording a missive bemoaning mass media's attempt to co-opt the indie subculture, but most people who do podcasts well are incredibly informed and passionate about their specific topics. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble to Present Tom Stoppard's DOGG'S HAMLET, CAHOOT'S MACBETH, 5/2-23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

As a featured event of its Tenth Anniversary Spring Rep season, Phoenix Theatre Ensemble (www.PhoenixTheatreEnsemble.org) will present 'Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth' by Tom Stoppard from May 2 to 23, 2014 at The Wild Project 195 E. 3rd Street (at Ave. B). It's an evening of two short plays in which Stoppard radically shortens 'Hamlet' and 'Macbeth' to craft a witty Shakespearean two-step on serious themes of artistic dissent. Kevin Confoy directs. (more...)

THE FOOL'S LEAR Runs 5/5-25 at Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

King Lear's fate is sealed in Shakespeare's play: to be tragically reunited with the one daughter he loves. But what would be the fate of his faithful Fool? That question lies at the heart of 'The Fool's Lear,' a new play by Randy Neale, which will have its New York premiere May 5 to 25 as a featured production of Phoenix Theatre Ensemble's Tenth Anniversary Spring Rep season at The Wild Project 195 E. 3rd Street (at Ave. B). This new, funny, poignant comedic drama follows the journey of The Fool and his King as they ply a path along side Shakespeare's great tragedy, exploring hilarious and harrowing byways between its scenes. Grant Neale directs and plays The Fool and Craig Smith plays The King in a play which South Carolina critics called a delight and a must-see comic drama. (more...)

Annette Bening to Join John Lithgow in KING LEAR at Shakespeare in the Park?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Showbiz411 writes that Annette Bening is allegedly in talks for the role of 'Goneril' opposite John Lithgow in KING LEAR at Shakespeare in the Park in New York City this summer. (more...)

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