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Full Casting Set for Sheffield Theatres' Sarah Kane SeasonFull Casting Set for Sheffield Theatres' Sarah Kane Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the full casting for the Sarah Kane Season. (more...)

Full Cast & Creative Team Announced for TACT's ABUNDANCEFull Cast & Creative Team Announced for TACT's ABUNDANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for Abundance, the 1990 play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart). An epic tale of friendship set against the backdrop of the sweeping American West, Abundance will be directed by TACT Co-Artistic Director Jenn Thompson, who directed last season's production of William Inge's Natural Affection. Performances begin at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Opening night is set forSunday, March 1 at 6:00pm. Performances will continue through March 28, 2015. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Premiere WHITE GUY ON THE BUS, 1/23-2/28Northlight Theatre to Premiere WHITE GUY ON THE BUS, 1/23-2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the world premiere of White Guy on the Bus by Bruce Graham, directed by BJ Jones. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from January 23-February 28, 2015. The press opening is Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Santa Barbara Theatre 2014 in Review; 2015 PreviewSanta Barbara Theatre 2014 in Review; 2015 Preview
by Maggie Yates - Jan 7, 2015

What happened this year in SB theatre? Here's 2014 in review, and a preview of what's next for 2015. (more...)

Out of Join Welcomes New Chair, Unveils 2015 ProgrammeOut of Join Welcomes New Chair, Unveils 2015 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Out of Joint has announced that Iain Gillie is to become the new Chairman of the acclaimed company, as they prepare to present an exciting and diverse brace of world premieres for the new year, under the artistic directorship of Max Stafford-Clark. Vicky Graham, whose recent productions include Breeders at the St. James Theatre, has joined the company as the new in-house producer. (more...)

Skylight Theatre to Launch 2015 Season with DISCONNECTION, 1/24Skylight Theatre to Launch 2015 Season with DISCONNECTION, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Launching their 2015 Season, shortly after garnering the most Ovation Awards of any intimate theater in 2014, Skylight Theatre Company opens with Allen Barton's newest work, DISCONNECTION (2013-Years To The Day was his critically acclaimed world premiere with extended run in LA/NY/Edinburgh). (more...)

PHILADELPHIA AND OTHER STORIES to Play Walkerspace, 2/11-21PHILADELPHIA AND OTHER STORIES to Play Walkerspace, 2/11-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out run at The Bushwick Starr, writer Paul Rome and composer Roarke Menzies present 'Philadelphia and Other Stories' at Walkerspace, Wednesdays - Saturdays, February 11-21 at 8pm. (more...)

ACT Theatre Celebrates Ambitious, Award-Winning 2014-15 SeasonACT Theatre Celebrates Ambitious, Award-Winning 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Seattle media have honored ACT's ambitious 2014-15 season with a number of awards. Details below! (more...)

CSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, Opens TonightCSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Classic Stage Company welcomes Emmy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Anthony Edwards ('ER'), Annabella Sciorra ('The Sopranos') and Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Franz (Death of A Salesman, Brighton Beach Memoirs), alongside Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister on HBO's Game of Thrones) and Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman on Netflix's Orange Is The New Black) in Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country, opening at CSC (136 East 13th Street) tonight, January 29, for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 22. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Durang's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE a Delight at Paper MillBWW Reviews: Durang's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE a Delight at Paper Mill
by Michael Dale - Jan 28, 2015

Christopher Durang's Tony Winning Chekhov spin receives a handsome production. (more...)

Photo: CABARET's Alan Cumming Marks 50th Birthday With Disco-Themed CelebrationPhoto: CABARET's Alan Cumming Marks 50th Birthday With Disco-Themed Celebration
by Movies News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

CABARET's Alan Cumming marked his 50th birthday by hosting a dance party at New York's EZ Studios. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Feiffer's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD, a Dynamic Father/Daughter DramaBWW Reviews: Feiffer's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD, a Dynamic Father/Daughter Drama
by Michael Dale - Jan 27, 2015

Emotions emerge as a successful playwright and his actress daughter wait for her opening night NY Times review. (more...)

The Atlanta Opera to Present RIGOLETTOThe Atlanta Opera to Present RIGOLETTO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

The Atlanta Opera celebrates its 35th year of live productions with Giuseppe Verdi's tragic masterpiece, Rigoletto. This new, visually stimulating production is a co-production of Boston Lyric Opera, The Atlanta Opera, and Opera Omaha and was originally directed by The Atlanta Opera's General & Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun. (more...)

BWW Review: Crow's Theatre THE SEAGULLBWW Review: Crow's Theatre THE SEAGULL
by Dennis Kucherawy - Jan 26, 2015

The production of Chekov's 'The Seagull,' now on at the Berkley Street Theatre, is an uneven disappointment. It fails to engage. Like Theatre 20's production of Stephen Sondheim's 'Company,' presented in the same venue last year, this Crow's Theatre production does not deliver on its exciting promise. (more...)

Sian Phillips to Lead PLAYING FOR TIME at Sheffield TheatresSian Phillips to Lead PLAYING FOR TIME at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

To mark the Centenary of Arthur Miller's birth and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Richard Beecham will direct a revival of Miller'sPlaying for Time in the Crucible. Beecham directs Kate Adams (Helene), Noa Bodner (Esther), Pascale Burgess (Elzvieta), Imogen Daines (Etalina),Emma Darlow (Liesl), Holly De Jong (Schmidt), James Duke (Mengele / Kapo / Cellist / Paul), Amanda Hadingue (Alma Rose), Melanie Heslop(Marianne), Rebecca Jenkins (Varya), Kate Lynn-Evans (Mandel), Maeve O'Sullivan (Greta / Olga), Sian Phillips (Fania), Danny Scheinmann (Schmuel / Captain Heinz / Second Chess Player / First Trooper), Augustina Seymour (Paulette/ Music Captain), Christopher Staines (Commandant Kramer / 1st Chess Player / SS Guard / Kapo / Pianist) and Alexia Traverse-Healy (Mala / Tchaikowska). Completing the cast are 17 members of Sheffield People's Theatre - the theatre's intergenerational acting company from across the region. (more...)

NT Live to Broadcast EVERYMAN, Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, This JulyNT Live to Broadcast EVERYMAN, Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, This July
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Celebrating its 6th year bringing live theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE is pleased to announce an international broadcast of Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) in the title role of Everyman, adapted by Carol Ann Duffy and directed by Rufus Norris, live from The National Theatre of Great Britain's Olivier Theatre on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Dates will vary at venues internationally and encore screenings will follow. (more...)

ACTLab Gets New Name, New VisionACTLab Gets New Name, New Vision
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

?For the past seven years, ACT has partnered with local artists and companies to produce theatre through a program known as the Central Heating Lab. The initial inspiration for the Central Heating Lab was to fill the five theatres at ACT with great art, while contributing to the growth of artists, companies, and the cultural life of Seattle. (more...)

Review Roundup: I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Jan 20, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard by Halley Feiffer, directed by Trip Cullman and starring Reed Birney and Betty Gilpin. I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard officially opens tonight, January 20, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 15, 2015 Off Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Kritzerland to Present THE SONGS OF JEROME KERN, 2/2Kritzerland to Present THE SONGS OF JEROME KERN, 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE - THE SONGS OF JEROME KER on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015 - 8:00 PM. (more...)

Columbia Stages to Present David Eldridge's FESTEN, 1/28-31Columbia Stages to Present David Eldridge's FESTEN, 1/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Columbia Stages is proud to present FESTEN, a dark comedy by British playwright David Eldridge. Adapted from the 1998 Danish film of the same name, FESTEN depicts the story of a family ravaged by secrets, twisted accusations, and unbearable wounds. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre Announces Season 13 LineupCygnet Theatre Announces Season 13 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2015

Cygnet Theatre has announced a Season 13 lineup featuring seven productions sure to take audiences on a rollicking theatrical journey. Adding a new creative influence to the season will be Cygnet's most recent addition, Rob Lutfy, who has been appointed as Cygnet's Associate Artistic Director and will start in the summer. (more...)

Dominic West to Star in WASTE at the National This Fall?Dominic West to Star in WASTE at the National This Fall?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, Dominic West is in talks to star in Harley Granville Barker's WASTE, directed by Roger Michell at the National Theatre this fall. (more...)

Michael Urie, Richard Kind & More Set for The Pearl's Inaugural MODERN/CLASSICS ReadingsMichael Urie, Richard Kind & More Set for The Pearl's Inaugural MODERN/CLASSICS Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

New York's home for the Classics announces its inaugural exploration of what modern language brings to timeless stories. With 12 days of readings and discussions, The Pearl's Resident Acting Company and three contemporary playwrights will investigate the power of language, the fortitude of classic stories, and the tricky role of the adapter in tackling these often-told tales. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, 2/24-6/28Writers Theatre to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, 2/24-6/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Writers Theatre presents The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman and directed by Kimberly Senior. The show runs February 24 - June 28, 2015 at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, March 4, and Thursday, March 5, 2015. (more...)

INDIAN INK's Romola Garai to Star in Shakespeare's MEASURE FOR MEASURE at the Young Vic This FallINDIAN INK's Romola Garai to Star in Shakespeare's MEASURE FOR MEASURE at the Young Vic This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that INDIAN INK's Romola Garai will play 'Isabella' in Shakespeare's MEASURE FOR MEASURE at the Young Vic from October 2, 2015. Joe Hill-Gibbins directs. (more...)

Diane Lane and Tony Shalhoub Star in LCT's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, Beginning TonightDiane Lane and Tony Shalhoub Star in LCT's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater welcomes Mamoudou Athie, Diane Lane, Gayle Rankin, and Tony Shalhoub in its production of THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, a new play by Bathsheba Doran. The production, which is directed by Sam Gold, begins previews tonight, February 5 and open on Monday, March 2 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Playhouse Creatures Theatre to Present HUNTER GATHERERS, 3/3-28Playhouse Creatures Theatre to Present HUNTER GATHERERS, 3/3-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

PLAYHOUSE CREATURES THEATRE has announced that it will present HUNTER GATHERERS, a black comedy about an annual dinner party that blurs the line between civilized and primal man, March 3 - March 28 at the Duo Theatre, 62 East 4th St. 2nd floor. Written by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb and directed by Eric Tucker (Wall Street Journal's 2014 Director of the year), The production will have its official opening on Saturday, March 7th at 8:00PM. (more...)

BCAP/BPT's UNCLE JACK to Open Next WeekBCAP/BPT's UNCLE JACK to Open Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

The Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP) and Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) co-production of Michael Hammond's comedy Uncle Jack opens next week. Running from February 12 to March 1 at the Boston University Theatre's Lane-Comley Studio 210, the newest play from Boston University's New Play Initiative is directed by the playwright. (more...)

Laura Linney and Seth Numrich to Lead SWITZERLAND at the Geffen Playhouse This SpringLaura Linney and Seth Numrich to Lead SWITZERLAND at the Geffen Playhouse This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Laura Linney (The Big C, The Savages) and Seth Numrich (AMC's TURN, Broadway: War Horse) will perform in the Geffen Playhouse production of Switzerland by Joanna Murray-Smith (The Female of the Species, The Gift). This co-world premiere with Sydney Theatre Company will be directed by Mark Brokaw (Broadway: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, The Lyons) in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse from March 6 to April 19, 2015. Opening night is Friday, March 13. (more...)

Frances Black Projects & IRT Theater to Present MANIFEST DESTINY, 3/7-21Frances Black Projects & IRT Theater to Present MANIFEST DESTINY, 3/7-21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Frances Black Projects & IRT Theater present, Manifest Destiny, a new comedy about two wounded but charming performers determined to reach their potential. The show is created by Aitor Basauri, Zachary Fine and Lucas Caleb Rooney, performed by Zachary Fine and Lucas Caleb Rooney, directed by Aitor Basauri (founding member of Spy Monkey theatre company), choreography by Caroline Fermin (company member of Galim Dance) and puppets by Annie Worden. March 5-21 at IRT Theater, 154 Christopher Street. Tickets are $18 and available online at www.irtheater.org. (more...)

THE ABSENCE OF WAR to Play Citizens Theatre, 31 March - 4 AprilTHE ABSENCE OF WAR to Play Citizens Theatre, 31 March - 4 April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Headlong, Sheffield Theatres and Rose Theatre Kingston bring their new production of David Hare's The Absence of War, directed by Headlong Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin, to the Citizens Theatre from 31 March - 4 April. This new staging of Hare's funny, stinging political drama focusing on the fortunes of the Labour Party arrives at the Citizens Theatre in the build up to the 2015 general election. (more...)

Stephen Spinella, Penelope Allen & More Join Peter Sarsgaard in CSC's HAMLET; Full Cast Announced!Stephen Spinella, Penelope Allen & More Join Peter Sarsgaard in CSC's HAMLET; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick, Managing Director Jeff Griffin and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced complete casting today for their upcoming production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

Jason Watkins and Monica Dolan Set to Lead John Tiffany's THE TWITSJason Watkins and Monica Dolan Set to Lead John Tiffany's THE TWITS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Mr and Mrs Twit are not very nice. In fact they're extremely nasty. They're nasty to each other, and they're VILE to everyone else. They hold a family of monkeys hostage in a cage and force them to stand on their heads. ALL THE TIME. We told you they weren't very nice. Can the monkeys find a way to show those vicious Twits what for? (more...)

Photo Coverage:  PETA's Reimagining of THE CHERRY ORCHARD; Show Runs Till 3/15Photo Coverage: PETA's Reimagining of THE CHERRY ORCHARD; Show Runs Till 3/15
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 23, 2015

Theater and film actress Cherie Gil ('Master Class,' 'Full Gallop') makes her Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) debut via theater director-scenic designer Loy Arcenas ('Corpus Christi,' 'Love! Valour! Compassion!') and playwright Rody Vera's ('The Merchant of Venice,' 'D' Wonder Twins of Boac') reimagining of Anton Chekhov's masterwork 'The Cherry Orchard,' now titled 'Arbol de Fuego,' a flowering tree that bears no fruit, which frames the main entrance to the nearly bankrupt estate Balay Dako in Negros Occidental, Southern Philippines, during the '70s. (more...)

Ben Addis, Akiya Henry & More to Star in DEPOSIT at Hampstead DownstairsBen Addis, Akiya Henry & More to Star in DEPOSIT at Hampstead Downstairs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Hampstead has announced that the cast for Matt Hartley's Hampstead Downstairs debut is Ben Addis, Akiya Henry, Jack Monaghan and Laura Morgan. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Seagull Project's THREE SISTERS is So Good it HurtsBWW Reviews: Seagull Project's THREE SISTERS is So Good it Hurts
by Jay Irwin - Feb 2, 2015

Every season productions come along that are so good that they remind me why us theater folk perform, produce and see theater. Personally, these are the shows that recharge my theatrical batteries so I can sit through the not so great ones (I'm looking at you "Flashdance: The Musical"). Such a show is the latest installment from The Seagull Project, Chekhov's "The Three Sisters" which manages such clarity of story, intent and meaning that you can practically feel the pain and frustration in the character's lives along with them. (more...)

CSC Extends A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage & Taylor SchillingCSC Extends A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage & Taylor Schilling
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick, Managing Director Jeff Griffin and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced today that its production of Ivan Turgenev's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, will extend through Saturday, February 28 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). The production had been schedules to close February 22. Directed by Erica Schmidt, the cast also includes Peter Appel, Ian Etheridge, Anthony Edwards, Mike Faist, Elizabeth Franz, James Joseph O'Neil, Elizabeth Ramos, Thomas Jay Ryan, Annabella Sciorra, Frank Van Putten, Megan West and Kate Wetherhead. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage TARTUFFEBerkeley Rep to Stage TARTUFFE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Berkeley Rep is proud to welcome back the beloved team of Dominique Serrand and Steven Epp for a provocative and powerful revival of Moliere's dark comedy about religious hypocrisy. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Stage World Premiere of THE BUTCHER, 2/28-3/22Gulfshore Playhouse to Stage World Premiere of THE BUTCHER, 2/28-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Gulfshore Playhouse will produce their second World Premiere in as many years with The Butcher by Gwydion Suilebhan, playing February 28th through March 22nd with $30 preview performances on February 25th, 26th and 27th. Playwright talkbacks will take place following each preview performance and following the 3pm matinee performance on Sunday, March 1st. The Butcherwas featured as a finalist in Gulfshore Playhouse's 1st Annual New Works Festival in August 2013. (more...)

Cast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights HorizonsCast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for IOWA, the world premiere of a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Visiting London and NYC with National Theater Institute AlumniBWW Exclusive: Visiting London and NYC with National Theater Institute Alumni
by National Theater Institute - Feb 16, 2015

The National Theater Institute is committed to diverse theatrical and educational experiences. Therefore, two weeks of each semester are spent in-residence in one of the world's most prominent theater capitals -- the NTI Semester and NTI-Advanced Programs study in London -- while the National Music Theater Institute train in New York City. In both cities, students met with alumni of the National Theater Institute who shared their theatrical experience, NTI stories, professional advice, and insight into the various ways to make a life in the theater. Today, RISK AGAIN! introduces them to you! (more...)

Kaliyuga Arts to Present LARK EDEN, 3/13-15Kaliyuga Arts to Present LARK EDEN, 3/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

Kaliyuga Arts presents Natalie Symon's acclaimed play LARK EDEN on Friday March 13 and Saturday March 14 at 7:30pm and on Sunday March 15 at 2:00pm at the Bridge Street Theatre Speakeasy, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill, NY. Directed by John Sowle, the production stars Lora Lee Ecobelli, Molly Parker-Myers, and Louise Pillai, and is being presented as a benefit for the building conversion fund of Bridge Street Theatre where Kaliyuga Arts is the resident theater company. (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Runs 3/13-29 at Playhouse on the SquareVANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Runs 3/13-29 at Playhouse on the Square
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Humorist Christopher Durang pays homage to Chekhov's classic themes of love and loss in this 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play. Vanya and Sonia have frittered their lives away in their family's Pennsylvania farmhouse full of regret and angst. When their self-absorbed movie star sister Masha visits with her prized 20-something boy toy Spike, the stage is set for an absurd weekend of general hilarity and sibling scorekeeping. (more...)

THE SEAGULL To Run 3/12-28 at Playhouse on the SquareTHE SEAGULL To Run 3/12-28 at Playhouse on the Square
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Famous, but aging, actress Irina Arkadina is obsessed with a callous younger lover, dismissive of her son the frustrated playwright, and suspicious of an admiring ingenue. Christopher Hampton's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's 1895 play lays bare its comedy and its cruelty in a household overflowing with creativity, fantasies of fame, jealousy, and unrequited love. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company's MACBETH Begins 3/5Arden Theatre Company's MACBETH Begins 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Arden Theatre Company continues its 27th season of great stories with Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Alexander Burns directs. Macbeth runs from March 5, 2015 - April 19, 2015, on the Arden's F. Otto Haas Stage at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Continues Season with STUPID F**KING BIRDSan Francisco Playhouse Continues Season with STUPID F**KING BIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse continues its twelfth season with the regional premiere of Aaron Posner's Stupid Fucking Bird-irreverently based on Anton Chekov's The Seagull-directed by Susi Damilano. (more...)

Lily James and Richard Madden to Lead Kenneth Branagh's ROMEO AND JULIET in the West EndLily James and Richard Madden to Lead Kenneth Branagh's ROMEO AND JULIET in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Lily James and Richard Madden will play Shakespeare's iconic, star-crossed lovers in ROMEO AND JULIET, directed by Kenneth Branagh next spring for his new theatre company's inaugural season at the Garrick Theatre in London. (more...)

David Calder, Gordon Kennedy, Sylvestra Le Touzel, David Robb and More Join West End's THE AUDIENCEDavid Calder, Gordon Kennedy, Sylvestra Le Touzel, David Robb and More Join West End's THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The Daily Mail reports that David Robb, David Calder, Michael Gould, Gordon Kennedy, Sylvestra Le Touzel, David Robb, and Nicholas Woodeson have joined Kristin Scott Thomas in the new version of Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE. (more...)

BWW Review: THE NINA VARIATIONS is 'Theatre for Theatre People'BWW Review: THE NINA VARIATIONS is 'Theatre for Theatre People'
by Maggie Yates - Feb 11, 2015

'The Nina Variations,' while certainly investigative of the various ways people can behave in a relationship, lacked connective tissue. (more...)

West End's THE HEART OF THINGS Announces Full Cast, Including Ralph WatsonWest End's THE HEART OF THINGS Announces Full Cast, Including Ralph Watson
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Ralph Watson, Nick Waring and Patience Tomlinson lead the cast of the The Heart of Things by Giles Cole, which premieres at Jermyn Street Theatre this Spring. Giles is joined by director Knight Mantell, to reform the team that created the hugely acclaimed The Art of Concealment about the life of Terence Rattigan, which was staged at the same theatre in 2012. With impeccable timing, as the 2015 election campaign goes into overdrive and the political parties are once again at each other's throats, Close Quarter Productions presents this poignant and gripping family drama set against the background of the 2010 general election. The production runs from March 10 to April 4 as part of the theatre's twenty-first anniversary year. (more...)

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