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Chicago Shakespeare Theater to Celebrate Life of Bernie Sahlins Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) and The Second Cityannounce will celebrate the magical life of Bernie Sahlins tonight, September 30, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Courtyard Theater of Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 East Grand Avenue. (more...)

Twelfth Night to Play Cumston Hall October 10-13, then Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2013

William Shakespeare's comic romp of disguise and devotion comes to Theater at Monmouth! Filled with mistaken identities, silly pranks, and romantic entanglements, Twelfth Night will run for one weekend only in Cumston Hall October 10-13 before heading out on the road as part of the theatre's Shakespeare in Maine Communities education tour. Twelfth Night will tour for three weeks to schools and community centers across the state. This production is part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. TAM is one of 40 theatre companies selected from across the country to participate in this initiative. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Presents THE VENETIAN TWINS, MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2011

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its second season with two classic comedies: Carlo Goldoni's THE VENETIAN TWINS, in a translation by Ranjit Bolt, and William Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, to be presented in repertory and directed by Alexander Burns. (more...)

Writers' Theatre Presents THE REAL THING 9/13-11/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2011

Writers' Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the launch of Writers' 20th Anniversary Season with The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard, directed by Michael Halberstam. (more...)

Halberstam Wins SDCF's Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2010

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces that Michael Halberstam of Writers' Theatre is the recipient of the 2010 Zelda Fichandler Award, which recognizes an outstanding director or choreographer who is transforming the regional arts landscape through singular creativity and artistry in theatre. The award heralds accomplishment to date and promise for the future, artistic vision, and deep commitment to a region outside of New York. It carries an unrestricted grant of $5000 to the individual recipient. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Presents THE VENETIAN TWINS, MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2011

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its second season with two classic comedies: Carlo Goldoni's THE VENETIAN TWINS, in a translation by Ranjit Bolt, and William Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, to be presented in repertory and directed by Alexander Burns. (more...)

BEING SELLERS Comes To Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2010

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) welcomes the Waterloo East Theatre to the 2010 Brits Off Broadway festival with the US premiere of BEING SELLERS, written by Carl Caulfield, directed by Simon Green and starring David Boyle as Peter Sellers. (more...)

Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz & Rafe Spall Star in BETRAYAL, Beginning Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Rafe Spall star on Broadway in Harold Pinter's Betrayal, directed by ten-time Tony Award-winner Mike Nichols. Betrayal begins performances tonight, October 1 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Opening night is Sunday, November 3. Betrayal is a strictly limited engagement, running 14 weeks only, through January 5, 2014. (more...)

BEING SELLERS Comes To Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2010

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) welcomes the Waterloo East Theatre to the 2010 Brits Off Broadway festival with the US premiere of BEING SELLERS, written by Carl Caulfield, directed by Simon Green and starring David Boyle as Peter Sellers. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2013- Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 3, 2013

With the Broadway Fall season in full swing, and a constant need for replacements, there is a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Fall. Meet all of Broadway's newest stars below! (more...)

OTHELLO, MACBETH, AS YOU LIKE IT & More Part of ASC's 2010/2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2010

The American Shakespeare Center has announced its 2010-2011 seasons, a program of 16 productions presented over 52 weeks in 5 separate repertory seasons, offering the largest number of plays per year by Shakespeare and Early Modern playwrights of any theatre in the world. (more...)

BEING SELLERS Comes To Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2010

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) welcomes the Waterloo East Theatre to the 2010 Brits Off Broadway festival with the US premiere of BEING SELLERS, written by Carl Caulfield, directed by Simon Green and starring David Boyle as Peter Sellers. (more...)

Writers' Theater Presents A MINISTER'S WIFE, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2010

Writers' Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce that A Minister's Wife, Writers' Theatre's musical adapted from George Bernard Shaw's Candida, will be produced by Lincoln Center Theater in the 2010-11 season. The original musical was conceived and directed by Michael Halberstam, adapted by Austin Pendleton with music by Joshua Schmidt and lyrics by Jan Tranen. The Lincoln Center production will be directed by Halberstam. Performances begin on Thursday, April 7, 2011 and opens on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street, New York City). (more...)

Everyman Theatre Opens YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2012

Meet the Sycamores - the delightfully eccentric family at the center of the action in the madcap comedy classic, You Can't Take It With You. They revel in day-to-day occurrences such as collecting snakes, making fireworks in the basement, and practicing ballet steps in the parlor. When their daughter Alice, decides to invite her conservative boyfriend's family to dinner, they promise to be on their best behavior. However...! Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and adapted into an Academy Award winning film, this beloved comedy has been a perennial favorite to theatre-goers for more than 70 years. (more...)

Brave Spirits Theatre Performs The Two Gentlemen of Verona
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2011

Victoria Reinsel and Charlene V. Smith are proud to announce the formation of a new professional theatre company, Brave Spirits Theatre. (more...)

Two River Theater Company Presents PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, Opens 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2010

Two River Theater Co. is proud to present Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a hilarious and madcap comedy by Steve Martin, and directed by Hal Brooks. (more...)

Two River Theater Company Presents PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, Previews 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2010

Two River Theater Co. is proud to present Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a hilarious and madcap comedy by Steve Martin, and directed by Hal Brooks. (more...)

Everyman Theatre Opens YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Tonight, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

Meet the Sycamores - the delightfully eccentric family at the center of the action in the madcap comedy classic, You Can't Take It With You. They revel in day-to-day occurrences such as collecting snakes, making fireworks in the basement, and practicing ballet steps in the parlor. When their daughter Alice, decides to invite her conservative boyfriend's family to dinner, they promise to be on their best behavior. However...! Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and adapted into an Academy Award winning film, this beloved comedy has been a perennial favorite to theatre-goers for more than 70 years. (more...)

Finborough Theatre YOU MAY GO NOW - A MARRIAGE PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2010

YOU MAY GO NOW - A MARRIAGE PLAY THE EUROPEAN PREMIERE by Bekah Brunstetter (more...)

Rafe Spall in Final Talks to Join Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz in BETRAYAL on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, Rafe Spall is in final talks to join Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig in Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL, directed by Mike Nichols (Death of a Salesman), for a limited run on Broadway beginning in October 2013 at the Barrymore Theatre. BETRAYAL will begin rehearsals in August. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Ends Run of YOU MAY GO NOW - A MARRIAGE PLAY, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2010

YOU MAY GO NOW - A MARRIAGE PLAY by Bekah Brunstetter will end its European premiere on March 22nd. (more...)

The American Conservatory Theater Master of Fine Arts Program Presents O LOVELY GLOWWORM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2010

The American Conservatory Theater Master of Fine Arts Program presents Glen Berger's inventive play O Lovely Glowworm, or Scenes of Great Beauty, directed by Alex Harvey. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT, ROMEO & JULIET and More Set for TAM's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

The British are coming to Monmouth for Theater at Monmouth's 45th season. The British Invasion, running from June 28 through September 28, 2014, features a line-up of plays from England's greatest playwrights. (more...)

OTHELLO, MACBETH, AS YOU LIKE IT & More Part of ASC's 2010/2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2010

The American Shakespeare Center has announced its 2010-2011 seasons, a program of 16 productions presented over 52 weeks in 5 separate repertory seasons, offering the largest number of plays per year by Shakespeare and Early Modern playwrights of any theatre in the world. (more...)

Two River Theater Company's PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE Closes 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2010

Two River Theater Co. is proud to present Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a hilarious and madcap comedy by Steve Martin, and directed by Hal Brooks. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth to Open 44th Season with THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE, 7/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

Theater at Monmouth kicks off Season 44 on Thursday, July 4 at 7:30 p.m. with Francis Beaumont's The Knight of the Burning Pestle. Monty Python meets Don Quixote in this hilarious comedy by one of Shakespeare's most popular contemporary playwrights.Imagine Homer and Marge Simpson attending a play only to climb on stage to redirect the show with Bart as the star, and you have some idea of the fun unleashed in Pestle. Loaded with laughter and song, this play is a celebration of the way Elizabethan audiences expected to be part of the action-with superlatively silly results! (more...)

ASC Kicks off Summer 201 Season with OTHELLO, SHREW, WILD OATS, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2010

The American Shakespeare Center has announced its 2010-2011 seasons, a program of 16 productions presented over 52 weeks in 5 separate repertory seasons, offering the largest number of plays per year by Shakespeare and Early Modern playwrights of any theatre in the world. (more...)

Broadway In Chicago to Dim Marquee Lights in Honor of Bernie Sahlins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

'In keeping with a long-standing Broadway tradition, Broadway In Chicago wanted to dim the marquee lights to provide Chicago with an appropriate moment to reflect on Bernie Sahlins' lifetime in the theatre,' said Lou Raizin, President of Broadway In Chicago. 'Bernie Sahlins was a Chicago Treasure who contributed volumes to Chicago Theatre Artists for decades and he will be greatly missed.' (more...)

Second City Co-Founder Bernie Sahlins Dies at 90
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

Bernard Sahlins died peacefully at his home after a short illness. In 1959, Sahlins founded The Second City with Howard Alk and Paul Sills and served as the theatre's longtime producer and director until 1984. He produced multiple television productions in the UK and the USA, as well as SCTV in Canada. For the past eight years, he worked with the Poetry Foundation directing staged readings - the most recent of which was Comic Poetry. Honors include the Sergel Prize for playwright, several Jeff Awards for directing and the Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Chicago for his contributions to the theatre. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks in Maine
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 14, 2013

With the start of Memorial Day, hordes of summer visitors flock to Maine for an idyllic summer of sailing, swimming, hiking, kayaking, and reveling in the beauty of the rocky coast, serene lakes and mountains, and pine-scented air. But exploring the outdoors is not the only reason to visit the state whose moniker is 'Vacationland.' For theatre lovers there are some excellent opportunities to experience exciting professional and community theatre productions. (more...)

BWW Reviews: KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE at the Theater at Monmouth keeps the Laughter 'Burning' Bright
by Scott Moreau - Jul 8, 2013

Whether it be live theatre or cinema, most theatergoers are looking for entertainment and often an escape. We buy our tickets, step through the lobby and enter a dimly lit space waiting with expectations of entertainment; comedy, drama, musical, horror, what have you. Every once in a while, the silence in the theatre is broken by 'that person'; the annoying audience member who feels the need to comment on the action or talk back to the performers. They are usually met with disdain, constant 'shooshing', and often removal from the theatre. However, Francis Beaumont's comedic masterpiece written nearly 400 years ago not only makes these 'annoying' talkback artists part of the show, it makes his work timeless and hilarious. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth Opens 44th Season with THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2013

Theater at Monmouth kicks off Season 44 tonight, July 4 at 7:30 p.m. with Francis Beaumont's The Knight of the Burning Pestle. Monty Python meets Don Quixote in this hilarious comedy by one of Shakespeare's most popular contemporary playwrights.Imagine Homer and Marge Simpson attending a play only to climb on stage to redirect the show with Bart as the star, and you have some idea of the fun unleashed in Pestle. Loaded with laughter and song, this play is a celebration of the way Elizabethan audiences expected to be part of the action-with superlatively silly results! (more...)

Almost Sold-Out, BETRAYAL Box Office Opens Early for One Week, Now thru August 4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2013

Due to overwhelming demand, the Barrymore Theatre box office (243 West 47th Street) will open early, for one week only, today, July 29 at 10:00 am through Sunday, August 4 at 6:00 pm, for tickets to Harold Pinter's Betrayal, starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Rafe Spall, and directed by ten-time Tony Award-winner Mike Nichols. (more...)

Box Office for Nearly Sold Out BETRAYAL Starring Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz to Open Early for One Week, July 29 - August 4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

Due to overwhelming demand, the Barrymore Theatre box office (243 West 47th Street) will open early, for one week only, on Monday, July 29 at 10:00 am through Sunday, August 4 at 6:00 pm, for tickets to Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL, starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Rafe Spall, and directed by ten-time Tony Award-winner Mike Nichols. The box office will be open July 29-August 3 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, and August 4 from Noon to 6:00 pm. After August 4, the box office at the Barrymore will reopen on Tuesday, September 3. (more...)

Tickets for BETRAYAL with Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz On Sale Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

Tickets for Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL, starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Rafe Spall, and directed by ten-time Tony Award-winner Mike Nichols, are set to go on sale tonight at 12:01 AM. Tickets will be available at www.telecharge.com or by calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200. (more...)

Theatre @ York to Present Francis Beaumont's THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE, 1/20-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

Theatre @ York presents a sparkling new adaptation of The Knight of the Burning Pestle, a hilarious parody by 17th century playwright Francis Beaumont, re-imagined for contemporary audiences by director Timothy Askew. Lavish period costumes, romance, treachery and sword-fighting lay siege to York University's Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre January 20 to 26. (more...)

Theatre @ York Presents Francis Beaumont's THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE, Now thru 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2013

Theatre @ York presents a sparkling new adaptation of The Knight of the Burning Pestle, a hilarious parody by 17th century playwright Francis Beaumont, re-imagined for contemporary audiences by director Timothy Askew. Lavish period costumes, romance, treachery and sword-fighting lay siege to York University's Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre tonight, January 20 to 26. (more...)

OTHELLO, MACBETH, AS YOU LIKE IT & More Part of ASC's 2010/2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2011

The American Shakespeare Center has announced its 2010-2011 seasons, a program of 16 productions presented over 52 weeks in 5 separate repertory seasons, offering the largest number of plays per year by Shakespeare and Early Modern playwrights of any theatre in the world. (more...)

Theatre @ York to Present Francis Beaumont's THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE, 1/20-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

Theatre @ York presents a sparkling new adaptation of The Knight of the Burning Pestle, a hilarious parody by 17th century playwright Francis Beaumont, re-imagined for contemporary audiences by director Timothy Askew. Lavish period costumes, romance, treachery and sword-fighting lay siege to York University's Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre January 20 to 26. (more...)

BEING SELLERS Comes To Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2010

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) welcomes the Waterloo East Theatre to the 2010 Brits Off Broadway festival with the US premiere of BEING SELLERS, written by Carl Caulfield, directed by Simon Green and starring David Boyle as Peter Sellers. (more...)

OTHELLO, MACBETH, AS YOU LIKE IT & More Part of ASC's 2010/2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2010

The American Shakespeare Center has announced its 2010-2011 seasons, a program of 16 productions presented over 52 weeks in 5 separate repertory seasons, offering the largest number of plays per year by Shakespeare and Early Modern playwrights of any theatre in the world. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater to Celebrate Life of Bernie Sahlins, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) and The Second Cityannounce today the celebration of the magical life of Bernie Sahlins on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Courtyard Theater of Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 East Grand Avenue. (more...)

Writers' Theatre Presents THE REAL THING 9/13-11/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2011

Writers' Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the launch of Writers' 20th Anniversary Season with The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard, directed by Michael Halberstam. (more...)

Clive Wood, Eve Best Take Title Roles In ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA At The Globe. From May 17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce full casting for Jonathan Munby's Antony & Cleopatra. Clive Wood will take the role of Marc Antony and Eve Best will play the alluringly ambiguous Cleopatra. The production also stars Jolyon Coy as Octavius Caesar, Phil Daniels as Enobarbus and Sirine Saba as Charmian. (more...)

Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz & Rafe Spall to Star in BETRAYAL; Directed by Mike Nichols at the Barrymore This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2013

Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz,and Rafe Spall will star on Broadway in Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL, directed by ten-time Tony Award-winner Mike Nichols. BETRAYAL will begin performances on Tuesday, October 1 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Opening night is Sunday, November 3. BETRAYAL is a strictly limited engagement, running 14 weeks only, through January 5, 2014. (more...)

Two River Theater Company Presents PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, Previews 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2010

Two River Theater Co. is proud to present Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a hilarious and madcap comedy by Steve Martin, and directed by Hal Brooks. (more...)

Sharif Atkins to Star in NBT and CTH's DUTCHMAN, 4/30-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Actor Sharif Atkins ('White Collar,' 'Hawaii,' 'ER') will star as Clay in the co-production of 'Dutchman' by LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) by Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) and The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH). The two theater companies are mounting the production 50 years after the March 1964 world premiere of the play at the Cherry Lane Theatre and in tribute to the late theater great Baraka, who died on January 9. Ambien Mitchell stars opposite Atkins as Lula and Lorenzo Scott joins the cast as the Conductor. Previews of the Carl Cofield-directed show begin on April 30 and run through May 2, and performances run from May 3 through May 23 at National Black Theatre in Harlem. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth Announces Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

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Theater at Monmouth to Offer PAGE TO STAGE & WRITE ON! this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Theater at Monmouth will celebrate 45 years of arts education for young people throughout Maine with two arts learning programs: Page to Stage and the Write On! Student Playwriting Project. Each program provides students hands-on opportunities to explore their creative voices with professional artists. For grades pre-k to 8, TAM's Page to Stage Tour brings a world premiere adaptation of Ruth Stiles Gannett's My Father's Dragon to schools across the state. The second annual Write On! Student Playwriting Project invites students in grades 5 through 12 to make their voices heard by submitting their own original plays for a opportunity to be presented in TAM's 2014 Summer Season. (more...)

Writers' Theater Presents A MINISTER'S WIFE, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2010

Writers' Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce that A Minister's Wife, Writers' Theatre's musical adapted from George Bernard Shaw's Candida, will be produced by Lincoln Center Theater in the 2010-11 season. The original musical was conceived and directed by Michael Halberstam, adapted by Austin Pendleton with music by Joshua Schmidt and lyrics by Jan Tranen. The Lincoln Center production will be directed by Halberstam. Performances begin on Thursday, April 7, 2011 and opens on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street, New York City). (more...)

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