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The Old Globe to Launch Free San Diego Tour of ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the creation of an exciting new producing platform, Globe for All. This free-of-charge tour of a professional production of Shakespeare will allow the theatre to serve more communities throughout San Diego by collaborating with a diverse range of local organizations. Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein will direct the first production, Shakespeare's fascinating romance All's Well That Ends Well. He plans to cast local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego M.F.A. Program in classical acting. The first Globe for All free Shakespeare tour will begin October 28 and will culminate in three low-cost performances in the Globe's Hattox Hall November 7-9. (more...)

AMBI Distribution Hires J.J. Nugent for Beverly Hills Office
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

It was announced today that AMBI Distribution, the international sales arm of Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi's AMBI Group, has hired J.J. Nugent to work in the company's Beverly Hills office, reporting to AMBI Distribution's President Julie Sultan. (more...)

Two-Time Tony Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald to Return to Broadway's CHICAGO in New Role Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Two-time Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald rejoins the Broadway cast of CHICAGO as Billy Flynn -- his second starring role in the acclaimed production-- beginning Tuesday, August 5. (more...)

MyCheck Announces Full Integration Into POSitouch Point-Of-Sale Software For Full Service And Quick Service Restaurants
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ MyCheck, the leading checkout technology for restaurants and other businesses across four major markets worldwide, announced a complete integration into POSitouch point-of-sale software for quick service and full service restaurants. (more...)

Merchant Warehouse Announces Latest Evolution of the Genius Customer Engagement Platform
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

BOSTON, MA - Payment technologies leader Merchant Warehouse® today announced a series of new features and functionalities within its proprietary Genius™ Customer Engagement Platform™. These new platform enhancements, including signature on-demand, line item display and on-screen advertising, deliver big-box retail solutions to enable small and mid-sized businesses to deliver a significantly enhanced experience at the point of sale. (more...)

Social WiFi Inc. Announces Partnership with Largest Commercial Vending and Video Jukebox Provider in Three States
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

To create greater marketing opportunities for 600 local business owners in the hospitality industry Social WiFi Inc. announces its partnership with Apple Vending. Recently lauded in the Philadelphia press as the new smart way to increase sales, Social WiFi will also enjoy the broader reach Apple Vending brings. The mutually beneficial partnership will employ Social's proprietary E-Pay WiFi system and bring the area's hospitality industry monetized Internet access. (more...)

BWW Interview: AEDIN MOLONEY in 'The Alchemist' at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 30, 2014

Aedin Moloney stars as Dol Common in The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's production of 'The Alchemist' directed by Bonnie Monte. Performances begin on August 6th. Moloney chatted with Broadwayworld.com about her role in the show. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at West End's Original 'Frankie Valli' Ryan Molloy in Broadway's JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The producers of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys welcome Olivier Award nominee Ryan Molloy, who won critical acclaim for originating the role of Frankie Valliin the London production, to Broadway for a limited engagement, beginning tonight, Tuesday, July 29. Molloy will remain with the show through Sunday, October 19. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Molloy onstage with the Broadway company! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Jonathan Epstein's Adaptation of HENRY IV at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

A sweeping spectacle of bawdy buffoonery and bloody rebellion, director Jonathan Epstein's razor sharp and condensed adaptation of Henry IV delivers both parts in one dynamic evening of theatre at Shakespeare & Company. Performances run in the Tina Packer Playhouse August 2 - August 31. Press Opening is Friday, August 7, at 7:00pm. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Casting and Cameo Groups Announced for Free Public Works' Musical Adaptation of THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Following last year's acclaimed Public Works production of The Tempest, The Public Theater will continue this community-based initiative this September with a free original musical adaptation of Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE. Featuring more than 200 New Yorkers from all five boroughs performing alongside professional actors and The Public's community partners, Public Works' THE WINTER'S TALE will run for three nights only, September 5-7, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Free tickets will be distributed, two per person, at 12:00 p.m. on the day of the show at the Delacorte Theater and via the Virtual Ticketing lottery at www.publictheater.org. (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of Broadway-Bound YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU- James Earl Jones, Rose Byrne & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 24, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You will begin previews on August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. The production will be directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winnerScott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a limited run for 19 weeks only. Tickets are on sale by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Telecharge.com. The company met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for interviews with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say about bringing the play back to Broadway below! (more...)

ProPay Partners with ControlScan to Increase Merchants' Payment Security, Compliance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

PCI compliance can be a daunting task for any merchant, but it can be especially frustrating for SMBs with limited budgets and IT resources. ControlScan's payments industry studies have found that small business owners want to protect customers' credit card information, yet they don't have access to the information and tools that stimulate secure behavior. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Star-Studded Company of Broadway-Bound YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
by Walter McBride - Jul 23, 2014

Moss Hart andGeorge S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You will begin previews on August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. The production will be directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winnerScott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a limited run for 19 weeks only. Tickets are on sale by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Telecharge.com. The company just met the press and you can catch a photo preview from the festivities below. Be sure to check back later for complete coverage! (more...)

Photo Coverage: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Company Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - Jul 23, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You will begin previews on August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. The production will be directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winnerScott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a limited run for 19 weeks only. Tickets are on sale by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visitingTelecharge.com. The company just met the press and you can check out complete photo coverage below! (more...)

delivery.com Connects Merchants with Corporate Customers on Hong Kong's First Major Local Delivery Network
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

HONG KONG, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ One of the U.S.'s leading online ordering platforms, delivery.com has expanded internationally for the first time with a Hong Kong debut. Soft launched this past spring, delivery.com Hong Kong (hk.delivery.com) is now publicly available to corporate customers to satisfy a hungry demand amongst corporate employees who wish to order meals from their favorite restaurants to their offices. The platform offers a user-friendly, online ordering experience that aggregates a curated selection of high-quality restaurants for corporate customers looking for high quality and healthier options for daily meals or large corporate meetings.In addition to restaurants, hk.delivery.com features a wide range of products, from desserts to cold-pressed juices, organic groceries and more. (more...)

LivEasy, the Small Business Marketing App, Targets Local Consumers With Exclusive Deals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Launched in June, LivEasy (http://www.liveasy.com/) has been dubbed 'The App Store of Life.' A local deals app offering discounts of up to 70% off at participating merchants, LivEasy is available for both iOS and Android. (more...)

BitPay Uses Bitcoin to Sponsor Georgia Tech Athletics
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Bitcoin is a new financial technology, invented in 2009 as the first peer-to-peer digital currency. Using bitcoin, it is possible to send money like an email - to anyone, anytime, anywhere- without going through a bank or government or corporation. (more...)

Calpian Commerce Partners with Yiftee eGifting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Using Yiftee, businesses and consumers can find local merchants whether they are next door or 3,000 miles away, purchase a gift from any internet connected device through the Yiftee app, and send it via Facebook, text or email. Gift recipients bring their mobile devices to The Merchant to pick up their gifts using a virtual gift voucher, powered by MasterCard. (more...)

Johanna Day, Will Brill, Fran Kranz & More Join Cast of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You announce more cast members for the production which begins rehearsals on Monday, July 21st. The cast will include: Will Brill (Act One) as Ed Carmichael, Fran Kranz (Death of a Salesman) as Tony Kirby, Johanna Day (August: Osage County) as Mrs. Kirby, Nick Corley (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Austin Durant (War Horse) and Joe Tapper (Witnessed By The World, 59 E 59) as the three G-Men as well as Barrett Doss, Ned Noyes, Pippa Pearthree as understudies. The complete and final cast list will be announced next week. (more...)

Ronni Ancona, Melanie Ash, Alecky Blythe and More Confirmed for LITTLE REVOLUTION at the Almeida, Aug 26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Casting is announced for the world premiere of Alecky Blythe's new play inspired by the 2011 London riots, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins. This is Alecky's first new London production after the success of London Road at the National Theatre. (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...)

Heartland Payment Systems Signs New Deal with Parking Industry Leader SP+
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Standard Parking Corporation, which merged with Central Parking Corporation in October 2012, changed its name to SP Plus Corporation in December 2013 and now operates under its flagship SP+ brand. Through its SP+, Standard Parking and Central Parking brands, the company manages more than 4,200 parking facilities containing approximately 2.1 million parking spaces in hundreds of cities across the U.S. and Canada. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Liv Rooth, Lucas Hall and More in Westport Country Playhouse's NORA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse stages the sexy and suspenseful story of love, lies, and blackmail, 'Nora,' now through August 2, adapted by Academy Award-winning director/writer Ingmar Bergman from Henrik Ibsen's masterwork, 'A Doll's House.' Directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director, the work is translated by Frederick J. Marker and Lise-Lone Marker. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company to Present THE MAY QUEEN, 7/18-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Vivienne Benesch Artistic Director and Sarah Clare Corporandy Managing Director, is proud to present The May Queen a world premiere comedy by Molly Smith Metzler from July 18-27, directed by Vivienne Benesch, on the Bratton Theater Mainstage. (more...)

First Data Introduces Perka Mobile Loyalty Solution for SMB Merchants
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

As today's small business owners continually look for modern and measurable ways to boost their bottom lines and create personal connections with their customers, a robust loyalty program can help. The statistics are staggering: In fact, a small five percent increase in customer retention, for example, can lead to a 25 to 100 percent increase in profit for a company, according to the study. With First Data's Perka solution, any SMB can turn occasional customers into loyal fans by combining rewards and incentives with repeat purchases. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/8/14 - DOGFIGHT Goes to Europe, Edinburgh Fest Opens, '90s Hits Take the Stage and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 8, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: DOGFIGHT makes its European premiere, the 2014 Edinburgh International Festival kicks off in Scotland, Broadway stars join together for FROM MARKY MARK TO MICHAEL at 54 Below and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - THE ALCHEMIST at The Shakespeare Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents Ben Jonson's The Alchemist, a rowdy tale of con artists and their gullible prey. This production marks the premiere of Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte's new adaptation of the 17th century work. Performances begin August 6 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue in Madison. Tickets start at $25 for all preview performances. All regular performances offer tickets starting at $32. Student rush tickets for all performances are $15, available a half-hour before curtain for with a valid student ID. Performances are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, call the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

KVH Satellite Service Boosts Crew Morale With Unprecedented World Cup Coverage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Aug. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq:KVHI) achieved a maritime first by delivering the entire World Cup Final to more than 1,000 seafarers via the IP-MobileCastTM content delivery service while the match was still in progress. The coverage of the final match followed a month in which video highlights of all World Cup matches were delivered via multicasting technology as part of KVH's IP-MobileCast SPORTSlinkTM service. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Joseph Marcell and More in The Globe's KING LEAR, Coming to D.C.'s Folger Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 6, 2014

Folger Theatre continues its relationship with Shakespeare's Globe in London with the touring production of KING LEAR, coming to D.C. for a limited engagement of 18 performances, September 5 - 21. Directed by Bill Buckhurst, the acclaimed production has toured for months in the UK, Europe, and Asia. The Folger will be its debut here in the States. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team! (more...)

Tony Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO in a New Role Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Two-time Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald rejoins the Broadway cast of Chicago as Billy Flynn -- his second starring role in the acclaimed production-- beginning tonight, August 5. (more...)

Adopt a Kitten From Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You and The Humane Society of New York are pleased to announce a new partnership to support the adoption of kittens that will be used in the show. The kittens will be replaced periodically throughout the run as they outgrow their roles. (more...)

Steep Theatre's 14th Season to Feature Regional Premieres and Directors Jonathan Berrie, Joanie Schultz, and Robin Witt
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Steep Theatre's upcoming Fourteenth Season features a slate of four premieres directed by a lineup of Chicago's hottest directors. Steep Artistic Associates Jonathan Berry, Joanie Schultz, and Robin Witt, who have accounted for some of Steep's most memorable shows in recent years, return home to direct this season. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Present THE GOD GAME Through 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Following a critically-acclaimed third season, Stark Naked Theatre Company opens its fourth season on September 5th with the southwest regional premiere of The God Game, written by award-winning playwright Suzanne Bradbeer. Critics praised The God Game in its world premiere earlier this year, calling it "a superb new drama" and "the sort of new work that theatre fans long to see." And just in time for election season, Houston audiences will likewise be enthralled with Stark Naked's production of this exciting political drama. The God Game is a relevant and thought-provoking new play that deftly examines the role of faith on the national political stage. Running through September 20th at Stark Naked Theatre's STUDIO 101, The God Game is directed by Jennifer Dean and features perennial favorites Justin Doran, Philip Lehl, and Kim Tobin-Lehl in the lead roles. (more...)

IP Commerce Launches New Service for QuickBooks Users in the Clover App Market
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Commerce Sync, now available in the Clover App Market, is a powerful new service that saves small business owners and accountants valuable time by eliminating the tedious and error-prone process of manual data entry. After downloading the service from the Clover App Market, Commerce Sync automatically transfers Clover Station sales information to QuickBooks accounting software. (more...)

Oink and Merchant e-Solutions Partner for Safer, Simpler Online Payments
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Merchant e-Solutions is a leader in simplifying payments. The company helps merchants accept payments anywhere in the world and easily manage them all in one platform. The Merchant e-Solutions global network processes over $14 billion in credit card transactions annually and supports 150 global currencies including all major credit cards, debit, and alternative payment solutions. Oink is the only payment technology designed to allow retailers and game publishers to reach under 21 consumers in a safe, legal and effective manner compliant with the FTC and other international regulations. The innovative technology serves as a digital family wallet that is available online or via mobile and allows safe, secure transactions - all within parental controls. (more...)

Cast Announced for Propeller Theatre's POCKET DREAM UK Tour, Beginning Sept 8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Casting has been announced for Pocket Dream, a sixty minute version of Propeller's critically-acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE ALCHEMIST at STNJ; This Rarely Produced Show Shines on the Madison Stage
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 16, 2014

A superb production of 'The Alchemist' is now onstage at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey through August 31st. Written by Ben Jonson and adapted by Bonnie Monte, this rarely produced show is a completely entertaining comical farce about greed and deception. (more...)

Shakespeare Celebration Set for Bryn Mawr Performing Arts Series, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series plays, acts and dances a happy 450th birthday to William Shakespeare in a Bard's Birthday Bash with Scenes, Sonnets, Music and Dance with Members of Piffaro and Guests on Saturday, October 4 at 8:30 p.m. at Thomas Great Hall. Piffaro, playing reconstructions of Renaissance instruments such as shawms, dulcians, sackbuts, recorders, krumhorns, bagpipes, lutes, guitars, harps and a variety of percussion, perform music of Shakespeare's time including old English ballads, instrumental fantasies and country dances, some with direct connections to his plays. The program will weave in scenes from some of Shakespeare's most popular plays directed by Barrymore Award-winning director James J. Christy and performed by leading local actors. The celebration concludes with dancing, taught to the audience by Renaissance dancing master Dorothy Olsson. (more...)

BRAVING THE WARTIME SEAS Honors U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

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Up on the Marquee: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by Walter McBride - Aug 15, 2014

The upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With begins previews on August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. The production will be directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. Check out the marquee below! (more...)

Stage West's BEYOND THERAPY Begins 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Two neurotic people looking for love and two therapists who are clearly less sane than their patients. What could go wrong? That's the question posed by Christopher Durang's sharply satirical farce Beyond Therapy, beginning a 6-week run at Stage West on Thursday, August 21. (more...)

Merchants Take Control and Can Now Earn Rewards Based on Transactions Received, Lead by Chase Harmer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

It has occurred to those in the acquiring industry that every time a customer uses their rewards card they are able to receive a direct benefit from their card issuer in regard to some sort of incentive, this can be in the form of cash back, rewards, travel, massage or other incentives to drive customer spending. As a retail or e-commerce merchant those charges are absorbed through monthly fees paid to the card companies so they can turn around and give the customer what they want through the hard work and dedication of The Merchant. The majority of merchants are not aware why some of these card fees are so high, so here is the truth. (more...)

Heartland Payment Systems Acquires Leaf
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Through the acquisition, Heartland demonstrates its ongoing commitment to providing the support and resources needed to execute on the companies' shared vision of delivering an open and flexible POS platform that makes it easier to run and grow a small business. Leaf will continue to be payments agnostic, working with the majority of domestic payments processors, and continue to build distribution relationships with industry-leading sales organization and partners. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. (more...)

Thandie Newton Joins Cast of HBO's WESTWORLD
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Thandie Newton is the latest to join the all-star cast of HBO's new drama pilot WESTWORLD, from J.J. Abrams. Also in the cast are Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris, Demetrius Grosse, Kyle Bornheimer, Currie Graham, Lena Georgas, Steven Ogg, James Marsden, Timothy Lee DePriest, and Eddie Rouse. (more...)

Custom Made to Open Season with Kurt Vonnegut's SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE, 9/12-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

A satirical and horrifying anti-war story, Slaughterhouse Five, carries a unique poignancy - and humor. A best seller when released, the novel brought Vonnegut to prominence as a major voice in American fiction. It has been adapted for the stage by Tony-nominated and Oscar-winning Eric Simonson and is directed by Custom Made Theatre's Artistic Director Brian Katz. (more...)

BAQS Quilts, Filipino Art to Be Featured at QuiltWeek in Chattanooga
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

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First Folio Theatre to Premiere THE GRAVEDIGGER, 10/1-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

To kick off its 19th season, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) is proud to present the World Premiere of the gothic drama THE GRAVEDIGGER, which previews October 1, opens October 4 and runs through November 2, 2014. The production is written by First Folio Artistic Associate Joseph Zettelmaier, who recently opened the World Premiere of his play Salvage at First Folio Theatre to sold-out audiences. Jeff Award nominee Alison C. Vesely (First Folio's A Moon for the Misbegotten) will direct. The cast is led by Craig Spidle (Brigadoon at The Goodman Theatre, Twelfth Night at First Folio Theatre, Fiddler on the Roof at Drury Lane Theatre) as 'Kurt' (The Gravedigger), Joshua Caroll as 'Anton' (The Monster), Simina Contras as 'Nadya' (A Gypsy), and Doug MacKechnie as 'Victor' (The Creator). (more...)

Fry To Host SALOME And WILDE SALOME Q&A With Pacino And Chastain
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain (The Help, Zero Dark Thirty) will join Academy Award winner Al Pacino for the special live Q&A event at BFI Southbank, London celebrating the UK release of his films Salome and Wilde Salome. (more...)

Larry Yando to Star in KING LEAR at Chicago Shakespeare Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces today the casting and creative team for William Shakespeare's towering epic King Lear, directed by CSTFounder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featuring Chicago theater legend Larry Yando in the title role. A wrenching story of love, loss and reconciliation, the unraveling of an imperious king has fascinated audiences for more than 400 years. Gaines brings audiences aKing Lear for our times, especially relevant as today's generation wrestles with the harrowing effects of aging on loved ones. King Lear opens Chicago Shakespeare's 2014/15 season in the Courtyard Theater, September 9-November 9, 2014. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - CHICAGO!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 10, 2014

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