Cinnabar Theater to End Season with Verdi's FALSTAFF This JuneCinnabar Theater to End Season with Verdi's FALSTAFF This June
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2015

Next month, Cinnabar Theater's scintillating season ends on a high note with Falstaff. Performed entirely in English, this irreverent opera combines Verdi's glorious score with Shakespeare's uproarious rogue. Falstaff opens Friday, June 12 and runs through Sunday, June 28. (more...)

MY PERFECT MIND Set for 2015 Brits Off Broadway Festival at 59E59 TheatersMY PERFECT MIND Set for 2015 Brits Off Broadway Festival at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome acclaimed actor Edward Petherbridge to Brits Off Broadway in MY PERFECT MIND, created by Told by an Idiot, written by Kathryn Hunter, Paul Hunter and Edward Petherbridge, directed by Kathryn Hunter. Produced by Told by an Idiot, Young Vic, and Theatre Royal Plymouth, MY PERFECT MIND begins performances on Wednesday, June 10 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 28.  Press opening is Tuesday, June 16 at 7 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; and Sunday at 3 PM. Please note, there is an additional performance on Sunday, June 21 at 7 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Theater 2020 to Stage THE REAL MERRY HOUSEWIVES OF WINDSOR, CT., 5/22-6/14Theater 2020 to Stage THE REAL MERRY HOUSEWIVES OF WINDSOR, CT., 5/22-6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights' professional theater company is pleased to announce a modern reality flavor setting of William Shakespeare's  "The Merry Wives of Windsor" starring David Fuller, and running 12 performances in Brooklyn Heights, Friday, May 22nd through Sunday, June 14th, 2015. Press is invited beginning Saturday, May 23rd. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre to Open Season with THE ROYAL FAMILYThe Shakespeare Theatre to Open Season with THE ROYAL FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 53rd Season opens with The Royal Family, the Tony Award-winning American classic by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Performances begin Wednesday, May 27th and continue through Sunday, June 21st at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Individual tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by visiting ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

Heidi Kettenring to Bring SOMETHING WONDERFUL to Metropolis, 6/11Heidi Kettenring to Bring SOMETHING WONDERFUL to Metropolis, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2015

?Artists Lounge Live presents Heidi Kettenring, who appeared as Nessarose in Broadway in Chicago's WICKED, in SOMETHING WONDERFUL on June 11, 2015 at 7:30pm at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St, Arlington Heights. (more...)

Laura Jacqmin's A THIRD to Premiere at Finborough Next MonthLaura Jacqmin's A THIRD to Premiere at Finborough Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The world premiere of A Third by award-winning Chicago playwright Laura Jacqmin runs at the Finborough Theatre for twelve performances, on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees, from Sunday, 28 June 2015 (Press Night: Monday 29 June 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

West End's THE INVISIBLE Announces Full Cast, Including Nicholas BaileyWest End's THE INVISIBLE Announces Full Cast, Including Nicholas Bailey
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

The cast for the world premiere production of THE INVISIBLE by Rebecca Lenkiewicz is: Nicholas Bailey, Niall Buggy, Alexandra Gilbreath, Scott Karim and Sirine Saba.  (more...)

Cast Set for 'THE INVISIBLE at Bush TheatreCast Set for 'THE INVISIBLE at Bush Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

The cast for the world premiere production of THE INVISIBLE by Rebecca Lenkiewicz is: Nicholas Bailey, Niall Buggy, Alexandra Gilbreath, Scott Karim and Sirine Saba. (more...)

Mine is Yours Theatre Company to Bring ROMEO AND JULIET to 2015 Hollywood FringeMine is Yours Theatre Company to Bring ROMEO AND JULIET to 2015 Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

As part of the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival, Mine is Yours Theatre Company will remount their adventurous 90-minute production of R&J, a gender-reversed Romeo and Juliet, which had a successful preview run last November at Theatre of NOTE. While remaining faithful to Shakespeare's language, R&J transforms Romeo into Romea, Juliet into Julian, Friar Laurence into Sister Laurence, etc., in an extravaganza of gender-swapping that makes this classic love story resonate in an electrifying new way.  (more...)

OKLAHOMA! Tour to Play Marlowe Theatre, CanterburyOKLAHOMA! Tour to Play Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

This new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comes from the producers of the highly successful tours of The King and I and Fiddler On The Roof. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance presents a magical, family-friendly, Louisiana bayou-inspired production of A Midsummer Night's Dream on the U of M's Mainstage from June 4-21. (more...)

Cast Of TEDDY to Perform at Westfield's West End Day, 17 MayCast Of TEDDY to Perform at Westfield's West End Day, 17 May
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Snapdragon Productions and Theatre Bench today announce the cast of Teddy will appear at Westfield London's West End Day on Sunday 17 May to exclusively perform three songs from the show 'Ready Teddy', 'Blue Without You' and 'Heartache Express'. They join the previously announced casts of Thriller Live, Let it Be and Beyond Bollywood and will perform twice at 1pm and 4pm in the Westfield Atrium. (more...)

Humber River Shakespeare to Tour FALSTAFF and THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR This SummerHumber River Shakespeare to Tour FALSTAFF and THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Humber River Shakespeare returns again this summer, with one of Shakespeare's earliest and well loved comedies. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and BroadwayWorld.com have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. On June 10 (6PM) please join us for a Conversations screening of LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: THE NANCE, Q&A with Nathan Lane?. Moderated by BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge, the event will take place at The New School - Tishman Auditorium (63 Fifth Ave). (more...)

BWW TV: THE AUDIENCE's Richard McCabe on His Tony Win - 'It's a Good Award When It's Got Some Weight to It'BWW TV: THE AUDIENCE's Richard McCabe on His Tony Win - 'It's a Good Award When It's Got Some Weight to It'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2015

?THE AUDIENCE's Richard McCabe just accepted the 2015 Tony Award for Featured Actor in a Play for his role as Prime Minister Harold Wilson. He re-joined THE AUDIENCE after the London production for which he won an Olivier Award for best supporting actor. This is his Broadway debut. BroadwayWorld caught up with McCabe in the winners' room right after his speech - click below to hear his thoughts on his Tony win! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE AUDIENCE's Richard McCabe's Best Featured Actor Tonys SpeechSTAGE TUBE: THE AUDIENCE's Richard McCabe's Best Featured Actor Tonys Speech
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2015

THE AUDIENCE's Richard McCabe just accepted the 2015 Tony Award for Featured Actor in a Play for his role as Prime Minister Harold Wilson. Click below to watch McCabe's full speech! (more...)

THE AUDIENCE's Richard McCabe Wins Tony for Best Actor Featured Role PlayTHE AUDIENCE's Richard McCabe Wins Tony for Best Actor Featured Role Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2015

Richard McCabe has won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his role as Prime Minister Harold Wilson in THE AUDIENCE. The role marks his Broadway debut.  (more...)

Richard McCabe Reveals He Was Offered Role in WOLF HALL on BroadwayRichard McCabe Reveals He Was Offered Role in WOLF HALL on Broadway
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 7, 2015

Richard McCabe, who took home the 2015 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his role as Prime Minister Harold Wilson in THE AUDIENCE tonight, revealed he could have ended up in another Broadway show this year. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/30/2015 - OF GOOD STOCK, Judy Blazer in GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/30/2015 - OF GOOD STOCK, Judy Blazer in GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 30, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: OF GOOD STOCK opens off-Broadway, 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' gets a new actress, OFF THE MAIN ROAD kicks off WTF today and more! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Nathan Lane!BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Nathan Lane!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 28, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation followed a special screening of LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: THE NANCE, featuring Nathan Lane and moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Adirondack Shakespeare Company Kicks Off Fifth Season Next MonthAdirondack Shakespeare Company Kicks Off Fifth Season Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Since 2010, the Adirondack Shakespeare Company has been serving up a world-class Summer Festival Season in upstate New York with professional productions of classical plays and original works for children. This year in addition to its regular line-up, the Company is adding an Arts & Crafts Workshop to its children play, Songs of the Iroquois: Turtle Island thanks to an ongoing fundraiser through Adirondack Gives. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Shakespeare's MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Blooms with Summer Magic at APTBWW Reviews: Shakespeare's MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Blooms with Summer Magic at APT
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jun 22, 2015

'The flower of the garter blooms for every Windsor heart.' So sings the American Player Theatre cast when Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor arrives to open the Up The Hill Theatre season. These beloved characters celebrate 'The Most Noble Order of the Garter' ceremony, which APT stages similar to an early 20th century American Independence day celebration only with English patriotism---summer entertainment costumed by Holly Payne complemented by Nathan Stuber's scenic design. (more...)

West End's AMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Announces Full CastWest End's AMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Full casting is announced for Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot as it blasts into the UK from 17 July, at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. The full cast are Luke Baker (Theo), Natasha Barnes (Heather), Alexis Gerred (Tunny), Llandyll Gove (Gerard), Raquel Jones (Extraordinary girl), Natasha Karp (Alysha) Robyn Mellor (Libby), Lucas Rush (St. Jimmy), Steve Rushton (Will), Aaron Sidwell (Johnny) and Ross William Wild (Joshua). They join the previously announced X Factor star, Amelia Lily who is playing Whatshername. (more...)

LAST CHANCE ROMANCE Set for Huron Country Playhouse IILAST CHANCE ROMANCE Set for Huron Country Playhouse II
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The laughter is sure to continue at the Huron Country Playhouse this summer as Last Chance Romance gets ready to charm audiences at the intimate Playhouse II stage following the success of season-opener Sexy Laundry. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Ten premieres, including six new productions and one world premiere for young audiences, await opera fans at the “Deutsche Oper am Rhein,” Düsseldorf's Opera House and one of the premier venues in Germany. (more...)

Shots in the Dark Presents BEAUTIFUL CUL DE SAC Starring Andy Falter, Heather Carvel and More, 6/19Shots in the Dark Presents BEAUTIFUL CUL DE SAC Starring Andy Falter, Heather Carvel and More, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Shots in the Dark Independent Theatre Company presents BEAUTIFUL CUL DE SAC.  Performances are June 19, 20, 26, and 27 at 8:00pm, and June 28 at 2:00pm at UAHS Little Theater, 1650 Ridgeview Rd., Upper Arlington, OH. 43221.   (more...)

Shakespeare BASH'd Returning to Toronto Fringe Festival with THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, 7/2-12Shakespeare BASH'd Returning to Toronto Fringe Festival with THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, 7/2-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

The Merry Wives of Windsor runs July 2-12, 2015 as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival at the Victory Cafe? (581 Markham Street, Toronto ON, just west of Bathurst, south of Bloor). (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. to Kick Off Griffith Park Festival with ROMEO AND JULIET, 7/3Independent Shakespeare Co. to Kick Off Griffith Park Festival with ROMEO AND JULIET, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

This summer INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. presents its imaginative and soul-stirring take on the most famous love story of all time, Shakespeare's ROMEO & JULIET, directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Artistic Director Melissa Chalsma. ROMEO & JULIET will begin previews at THE GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL on Thursday, June 25 at 7pm and will open on Friday, July 3 at 7:00pm and perform through Sunday, July 26 at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park (more...)

Frank Rich Sounds Off on the 2015 Tony Awards!Frank Rich Sounds Off on the 2015 Tony Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

The 2015 Tony Awards have come and gone, but that doesn't mean that us theatre fanatics aren't still thinking about every minute of them. Frank Rich, infamous ex-theatre critic of the New York Times, still has lots to say about the ceremony, and he writes about his thoughts in New York Magazine: (more...)

Hip to Hip Theatre Company to Present 'MERCHANT' & 'MERRY WIVES' This SummerHip to Hip Theatre Company to Present 'MERCHANT' & 'MERRY WIVES' This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

'Spanning small-town Windsor and sophisticated Venice, our 2015 season incorporates romance, wit, suspense and even finance. Join us as we explore both the outrageously funny and the sadistically dark sides of revenge and justice, commerce, courtship, and the social order,' said Jason Marr, Artistic Director of Hip to Hip. (more...)

American Players to Launch 2015 Season This Weekend with THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSORAmerican Players to Launch 2015 Season This Weekend with THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

American Players Theatre (APT) will launch its 36th Season June 6, 2015 with a preview performance of William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor. (more...)

Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Comedy of Errors as The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at The Old Globe - Glenn Howerton, Rory O'Malley and MorePhoto Flash: Meet the Stars of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at The Old Globe - Glenn Howerton, Rory O'Malley and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Comedy of Errors continues The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival as part of the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities during the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. With three shows on Broadway this year, Tony and Emmy Award nominee Scott Ellis makes his Globe debut directing one of William Shakespeare's most delightful confections. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on August 16 and run through September 20, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, August 22 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Opens Tonight in the West EndAMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot blasts into the UK, opening tonight 22 July at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. (more...)

Susie Blake to Lead HANDBAGGED UK TourSusie Blake to Lead HANDBAGGED UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Susie Blake will play 'The Queen' in the Tricycle Theatre's Olivier award-winning production of Moira Buffini's West End hit comedy, Handbagged, which embarks on a major 13-week national tour this autumn from 9 September to 5 December 2015. (more...)

Smooth Faced Gentlemen & Greenwich Theatre's All-Female TITUS ANDRONICUS Set for Edinburgh FringeSmooth Faced Gentlemen & Greenwich Theatre's All-Female TITUS ANDRONICUS Set for Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Smooth Faced Gentlemen, the award-winning all-female ensemble bring their vibrant and vicious retelling of Titus Andronicus back to Edinburgh. Three families intertwine in a brutally farcical tale of revenge, told with style, wit and gallons of bright red paint. (more...)

Verismo Opera to Unveil Surprise Ending of CARMEN at Bergen PACVerismo Opera to Unveil Surprise Ending of CARMEN at Bergen PAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera will transport the audience to Seville, Spain in its new production of Carmen. Last performed by the company in 2008, Verismo Opera presents Georges Bizet's immortal opera on Sunday, April 26, 3:00 p.m., at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street, in Englewood, New Jersey. (more...)

Actor Returning to RCP Stage 60 Years After First PerformanceActor Returning to RCP Stage 60 Years After First Performance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

February, 1955: 'Is there a doctor in the house?' This, the oldest theatrical cliche, was uttered by Harriet 'Hattie' Warren, after the curtain was rung down during the first act of the opening performance of 'The Flying Geraldos', our 1955 Rotary show (an annual benefit for Rotary's Sunshine Camp). The line got a big laugh, but for once it was said in earnest. Seems one of the trapeze performers in this play about the circus flopped on his face, knocking his unconscious, hence Hattie's request for medical assistance. The story stuck with Mrs. Warren for the rest of her 20 years as RCP Artistic Director. (more...)

Beneath Every History, Another History! Meet the Full Cast of WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2, Opening Tonight on BroadwayBeneath Every History, Another History! Meet the Full Cast of WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 9, 2015

The Broadway transfer of The Royal Shakespeare Company's Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 began previews on March 20, 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre, with an opening set for tonight, April 9, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

BWW Interview: Lynne GriffinBWW Interview: Lynne Griffin
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Apr 6, 2015

Lynne Griffin is what director David Ellenstein describes as 'a heavy-weight' in the industry. Her credits span more than 5 decades and include print, film, television and theatre. She was a child model and actor, appearing in multitudes of commercials and even hosting a children's television show in Toronto. (more...)

Full Cast Confirmed for World Premiere of TEDDY at Southwark PlayhouseFull Cast Confirmed for World Premiere of TEDDY at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Snapdragon Productions and Theatre Bench announce the full cast for the world premiere of Teddy at the Southwark Playhouse.  Will Payne plays 1950s heartthrob Johnny Valentine, lead singer of rock 'n' roll band The Broken Hearts, whose blistering live performance of Dougal Irvine's songs, underscores the show.  The Broken Hearts line-up is completed by Alexander Bean, Alice Offley and Harrison White, who also takes the role of Musical Director.  (more...)

Jennifer Coolidge to Lead SAVING KITTY at Nora Theatre CompanyJennifer Coolidge to Lead SAVING KITTY at Nora Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

The Nora Theatre Company will present Saving Kitty by Marisa Smith, featuring film and television star Jennifer Coolidge, and is directed by Artistic Director Lee Mikeska Gardner. Saving Kitty runs from July 9 through August 2, 2015. The press performance is Monday, July 13 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Megan McGinnis and More in Chicago Shakespeare's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY World PremierePhoto Flash: First Look at Megan McGinnis and More in Chicago Shakespeare's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents the highly anticipated world premiere of Sense and Sensibility, a musical adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, with book, music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer Paul Gordon. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Two Join Cast of the World Premiere of TEDDY at Southwark PlayhouseTwo Join Cast of the World Premiere of TEDDY at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Snapdragon Productions and Theatre Bench announce a casting update, including the title role, for the world premiere of Teddy - by Tristan Bernays and music by Dougal Irvine. Snapdragon's Eleanor Rhode directs Joseph Prowen as Teddy and Jennifer Kirby as Josie in the production, which opens on 8 June, with previews from 4 June, running until 27 June. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces Casts For MATCHBOX THEATRE AND DELUGE Including Esther Coles, Tim Downie, Anna Ledwich and Elaine CassidyHampstead Theatre Announces Casts For MATCHBOX THEATRE AND DELUGE Including Esther Coles, Tim Downie, Anna Ledwich and Elaine Cassidy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Hampstead Theatre has announced that the cast for Michael Frayn's latest work MATCHBOX THEATRE will be Esther Coles, Tim Downie, Mark Hadfield, Chris Larner, Felicity Montagu and Nina Wadia. (more...)

Sonnet Rep to Present THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS, 4/17-5/2Sonnet Rep to Present THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS, 4/17-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

SONNET REPERTORY THEATRE has announced a hilarious new adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters, with original music by Bandits on the Run and members of the company, adapted and directed by Nicolas Minas (Assistant Director Driving Miss Daisy on Broadway, Sweeney Todd Live at Lincoln Center). The Servant of Two Masters will play a limited engagement at Teatro LATEA (Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10002). Performances begin Friday, April 17 (Preview performance) and continue through Saturday, May 2. Opening Night is Saturday, April 18 (8 p.m.. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Young Love Grows in New Trailer for BEAUTIFUL THING UK TourSTAGE TUBE: Young Love Grows in New Trailer for BEAUTIFUL THING UK Tour
by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2015

Nikolai Foster's celebrated anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing will return to the West End in 2015, playing a limited season at the Arts Theatre where it originally enjoyed sell-out success, from 3 June - 11 July. This London season will be part of an 18 week UK tour, opening in Canterbury last month, then visiting Birmingham, Manchester, Guildford, Nottingham, Northampton, Leicester, Cardiff and Brighton. Click below to watch a trailer for the show! (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: Something Rotten! 10 Surprising Shakespeare-Inspired Theatrical ThingsSOUND OFF Special Edition: Something Rotten! 10 Surprising Shakespeare-Inspired Theatrical Things
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 15, 2015

Today we are shining a spotlight on some rarely discussed and unusual connections between the world of William Shakespeare and theatrical pop culture at large. Given the wide breadth of material contained within the canon of the Bard, it is certainly no understatement to claim that the connections are virtually endless between many modern tropes, terms, themes and ideas that derive in his classic plays - whether they be tragedies, comedies, histories or latter plays - yet the intriguing aspects of many of the lesser-known theatrical connections between Shakespeare and modern theatre are illuminating and fascinating to unearth. Ranging from the influence of Shakespeare on some of our greatest musical theatre masters - Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and William Finn included - through to the inspiration behind both Broadway's most lucrative production in history (THE LION KING) and the longest-running show in NYC to date (THE FANTASTICKS), the impact of Shakespeare on Broadway is impossible to accurately calculate - and, now, with the lovable and hilarious Shakespeare paean SOMETHING ROTTEN! poised to open later this month, the Bard is about to get a fresh jolt of electricity, buzz and excitement from the theatre community at large. Fear no more, indeed. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Sonnet Rep's THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERSPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Sonnet Rep's THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Sonnet Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce a hilarious new adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters, with original music by Bandits on the Run and members of the company, adapted and directed by Nicolas Minas (Assistant Director Driving Miss Daisy on Broadway, Sweeney Todd Live at Lincoln Center). The Servant of Two Masters will play a limited engagement at Teatro LATEA (Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10002). Performances begin Friday, April 17 (Preview performance) and continue through Saturday, May 2. Opening Night is Saturday, April 18 (8 p.m.). Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Bag&Baggage Productions to Present OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD, 5/7-31Bag&Baggage Productions to Present OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD, 5/7-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Bag&Baggage Productions, Hillsboro's resident professional theatre company, is proud to present Timberlake Wertenbaker's critically acclaimed Our Country's Good from May 7 - 31, 2015 at The Venetian Theatre in downtown Hillsboro. The play, which has been honored with dozens of awards over the past 30 years, is a potent and expansive historical drama about the early years of England's colonization of Australia, which also celebrates the truly transformative power of theatre as an art form. (more...)

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