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LaChanze to Join Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture on 5/15
by Louisa Brady - May 8, 2016

A concert series curated by the renowned Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, conductor, and director, Jason Robert Brown. Each unique performance will incorporate an eclectic mix of material, featuring music from throughout his acclaimed career, along with new works in development. Next Sunday, May 15th, Tony winner LaChanze will become Brown's latest guest in the series! (more...)

TPAC to Conclude 2015-16 Family Series Season with CHARLOTTE'S WEB, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, presents the final event in the 2015-2016 Family Series Season: Charlotte's Web, on Sunday, June 5 at 1:30PM. Charlotte's Web is the final show in BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center's 2015-2016 Family Theater Season, which has featured plays, musicals, puppetry, concerts and dance for all ages.   (more...)

Lua Hadar and Jazz Trio Twist Perform Jukebox Hits in WHEN IN ROME at The Italian Cultural Institute
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

International vocalist Lua Hadar and her jazz trio Twist perform Italian and American jukebox hits from the 1950s through 80s in their new show, WHEN IN ROME. Produced by New Performance Group and The Italian Cultural Institute at the Institute's new Opera Plaza location (San Francisco Civic Center), the show features popular Italian and American hits by Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Luigi Tenco, Henry Mancini, Domenico Modugno and more, including such favorites as Arrivederci Roma, Al di la, Volare and of course When in Rome. (more...)

THE SWAN: AN UGLY DUCKLING TALE Begins Today at Center for Puppetry Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Based on the classic fable by Hans Christian Andersen and performed by award-winning puppeteer Louis-Philippe Paulhus, Artistic Director of the Theatre de Deux Mains of Montre?al, Canada, The Swan: An Ugly Duckling Tale is a funny, touching and deeply human story told wordlessly through exquisite marionette and rod puppetry. This past year, the production won the 2015 Best Design Award from the Puppeteers of America. (more...)

VIDEO: Sibling Stars Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway Duet WICKED's 'For Good'
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

One's a jazz baby, the other's a Broadway baby, but when these sisters harmonize, it's a beautiful blend. (more...)

The Hartt Community Division Dance to Present THE RED SHOES
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

On Friday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m., The Hartt School Community Division (HCD) presents the world premiere of the ballet THE RED SHOES, featuring a newly created score with live piano, recorded music, and new compositions by Jessica Rudman, with original story and choreography by Susannah Marchese. (more...)

C24 Gallery to Display Carole A. Feuerman Solo Exhibition, HERO AND LEANDER, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

New York, NY (April 25, 2016) - C24 Gallery is pleased to announce Hero and Leander, a solo exhibition featuring a new body of work by hyperrealist sculptor Carole A. Feuerman. The exhibition will be on view May 7, 2016 through June 25, 2016 with a Press Preview on Friday, May 6th from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, a VIP Preview from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm and a public reception from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm featuring dance performances.  Additionally, Carole Feuerman will have her first solo show in Los Angeles at KM Fine Arts from July 14 - August 20, 2016. (more...)

Music Matters on BET!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

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Douglas Hodge & Kelli Barrett to Star in MY FAIR LADY at Bay Street Theater; Michael Arden Will Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced some of the principal cast of MY FAIR LADY, Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw & Gabriel Pascal's motion picture, and Directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of (more...)

Comedian Steven Wright Returning to The Orleans Showroom, 6/17-18
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

?Steven Wright, the Academy Award-winning and Grammy-nominated comedian known for his trademark satire, absurdist one-liners, monotone voice and deadpan delivery, will return to The Orleans Showroom June 17 and 18. (more...)

Writers Theatre's 2016-17 Season to Include PARADE, THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the 25th Anniversary Season, the company's first full season in its new home at 325 Tudor Court in Glencoe. (more...)

Center for Puppetry Arts Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Highlights of the 2016-2017 Family Series include the brand-new puppet production of Pete the Cat, adapted from the widely popular and imaginative book series by Atlanta artist James Dean. Inspired by Dean's real-life cat, Pete pounces from the page to the stage as his laid-back, easy-going spirit takes him and his fine friends on a host of groovy adventures including surfing, skateboarding and playing guitar. Pete goes with the flow, and his positive outlook carries him through whatever obstacles come his way. Also debuting is an original production for children ages 2 and older, Old MacDonald's Farm. This Theatre for the Very Young production is a barnyard bonanza of fun and furry animals. Soaring back to the Center's Mainstage for its seventh consecutive holiday season is the Center's own beloved adaptation of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. (more...)

The Callaway Sisters Set for Bay Area Cabaret, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Bay Area Cabaret at the Venetian Room of the Fairmont (950 Mason Street) will conclude its 2015-2016 season welcoming back two favorites: Tony-nominated Broadway and Cabaret artists Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway in the Bay Area debut of their new show, From West Side Story to Wicked: Broadway By the Callaways, Sunday May 22 at 4:00 pm. Limited tickets remain at $55 and can be purchased at www.bayareacabaret.org or by calling (415) 392-4400. (more...)

Casting Announced for BOY - Mohammad Amiri, Ruby Bridle and More; Apr 5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The Almeida Theatre announces the cast for the world premiere of Boy, a new play by Leo Butler, directed by Sacha Wares. The cast is Mohammad Amiri, Osmain Baig, Ruby Bridle, Emilio Doorgasingh, Terina Drayton, Aeran Fitzgerald, Frankie Fox, Ellie Mai Gallagher, Bayleigh Gray, Zainab Hasan, Duramaney Kamara, Asiatu Koroma, Wendy Kweh, Lev Litvinov, Georgie Lord, Angel Loren, Teann McDonnell, Eugenie-Alexia Mulumba, Sarah Niles, Demi Papaminas, Imogen Roberts, Abdul Salis, Morgane Tapia,Peter Temple and Matthew Wellard. Boy will run at the Almeida Theatre from 5 April until 28 May, with a Press Night on 12 April. (more...)

Cast Announced for Leo Butler's BOY at The Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The Almeida Theatre announces the cast for the world premiere of Boy, a new play by Leo Butler, directed by Sacha Wares. The cast is Mohammad Amiri, Osmain Baig, Ruby Bridle, Emilio Doorgasingh, Terina Drayton, Aeran Fitzgerald, Frankie Fox, Ellie Mai Gallagher, Bayleigh Gray, Zainab Hasan, Duramaney Kamara, Asiatu Koroma, Wendy Kweh, Lev Litvinov, Georgie Lord, Angel Loren, Teann McDonnell, Eugenie-Alexia Mulumba, Sarah Niles, Demi Papaminas, Imogen Roberts, Abdul Salis, Morgane Tapia, Peter Temple and Matthew Wellard. Boy will run at the Almeida Theatre from 5 April until 28 May, with a Press Night on 12 April. (more...)

Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA to Begin March 31 at Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present the Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA March 31 - May 1, 2016. ARCADIA is directed by The Nora's Artistic Director, Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Monday, April 4 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Damian Woetzel's DEMO Series to Continue at Kennedy Center, 4/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Damian Woetzel continues his DEMO series uniting artists around a common theme, April 22-23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. This installment of the multi-genre series features Memphis jookin' dance pioneer Lil Buck, along with fellow jooker Ron "Prime Tyme" Myles, and musicians Sandeep Das (tabla), Johnny Gandelsman (violin), Cristina Pato (gaita), Wu Tong (sheng), David Teie (cello), and singer, song-writer, and multi-instrumentalist Kate Davis. This adventurous cast of musicians and dancers will explore, through their performances, the worlds they came from, collaboratively reinventing their own instruments and art forms around the theme of Place. (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Sierra Boggess, Courtney Reed, Adrienne Warren and More Attend THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

On March 13th, Broadway's Cinderella, Tony nominee Laura Osnes, and music director Benjamin Rauhala hosted the second installment of THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at Feinstein's/54 Below, featuring Sierra Boggess, Courtney Reed, Adrienne Warren, Kara Lindsay, and over a dozen more princesses. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY to Open Next Month at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 Season continues April 8 with MR. BURNS, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn, with a score by Michael Friedman and lyrics by Anne Washburn. Directed by A. Nora Long, the production also features music director Allyssa Jones and choreographer Yo-El Cassell. MR. BURNS runs through May 7, 2016, with the official opening slated for April 10. (more...)

MR WONDERFUL Full Program Announced for Celebration of Jonathan Ollivier's Life
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Matthew Bourne, on behalf of New Adventures, Northern Ballet and Sadler's Wells today announces the full programme for "MR WONDERFUL", A Celebration of Jonathan Ollivier's Life in Dance. (more...)

THE MOTHER Extends Run at Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

?With her production of Red Velvet currently running in the West End, Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre Indhu Rubasingham today announces the extension of the highly critically acclaimed UK premiere of Florian Zeller's The Mother, in a new translation by Christopher Hampton, now completing its run on 12 March. Laurence Boswell directs Gina McKee, Richard Clothier, Frances McNamee and William Postlethwaite in the production which opened to rave reviews at the venue earlier this week. (more...)

Lights Fade To Black On Manhattan's Iconic Ziegfeld Theatre
by Michael Dale - Jan 29, 2016

Manhattan's last remaining single-screen movie house will be converted into the Ziegfeld Ballroom. (more...)

Sacha Wares Returns To Almeida Theatre to Direct World Premiere of BOY, April 5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Sacha Wares will be returning to Almeida Theatre to direct the world premiere of Leo Butler's new play Boy, after her directorial success with the critically acclaimed production, Game, by Mike Bartlett, in 2015.  Boy will run at the Almeida Theatre from 5 April until 28 May 2016, with press night on 12 April 2016. Director Sacha Wares is joined by a formidable creative team, including two powerhouse contemporary designers, Miriam Buether for set design (Wild Swans, Sucker Punch, My Child, Generations), who worked with Sacha on Game at the Almeida in 2015, and Ultz for costume (Jerusalem, Hobson's Choice, Fallout, Pied Pier), who will be collaborating with Miriam, on design, for the very first time. Further creative credits include movement by Leon Baugh, lighting by Jack Knowles and sound by Gareth Fry. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Laura Carmichael and Samantha Bond Come to Nuffield
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Nuffield have announced a special evening with the stars of the internationally-acclaimed TV series Downton Abbey on Sunday 7 February at the Nuffield Theatre, in Southampton. Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith Crawley) and Samantha Bond (Lady Rosamund Painswick) will talk about their lives in TV, theatre and film at this special one-off event to raise funds for Nuffield's charitable activities. The evening will be hosted by BBC South Today presenter Sally Taylor MBE. (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company Sets Winter 2016 Season, Celebrating The Bard's 400th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

The RSC brings Shakespeare's 400th anniversary year in Stratford to a close with a powerful programme, matching two major Shakespeare titles with two irreverent Jacobean comedies and a new play from Anders Lustgarten, which plays out across 400 years between Caravaggio's Naples and the housing estates of Bootle. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Theatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series to Continue with CHARLOTTE'S WEB This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Theatreworks USA will continue its 2016 weekend family performance series this Saturday, February 27th, with Charlotte's Web, a play by Joseph Robinette based on the Newbery Medal-winning book by E.B. White (Stuart Little, Trumpet of The Swan) with an incidental music score by Jeffrey Lunden (winner of the Lortel Award, Rodgers Award, and Jonathan Larson Award, and composer of Theatreworks USA productions of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Little Prince, and The Great Railroad Race). This 60-minute play is recommended for audiences age 5 and up. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for UK Regional Premiere of April De Angelis' JUMPY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Theatr Clwyd Artistic Director Tamara Harvey today announces full casting for the regional premiere of the hit Royal Court and West End comedy Jumpy by April De Angelis. Sara Stewart leads the company in the role of Hilary and is joined by Ciara Baxendale (Lyndsey), Charlotte Beaumont (Tilly), Steven Elliot (Roland), Laurie Kynaston (Josh), Charlotte Moore (Bea), Kerry Peers (Frances), Laurence Ubong Williams (Cam) and Philip Wright (Mark). (more...)

Renaissance Band to Perform 'Mummers' Delight: Birds, Beasts, and Battles' in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

 If you're a Philadelphia native, "mummer" likely conjures images of New Year's Day fancy brigades, but the tradition of mummery is ancient and artful.  Piffaro, The Renaissance Band's March concert, "Mummers' Delight: Birds, Beasts, and Battles," hearkens back to the troupes of players that entertained crowds in town squares and great halls throughout Renaissance Europe. (more...)

BWW Review: THE TEMPEST Delivers a Wave of Top-Notch Talent at Orlando Shakespeare Theater
by April Montgomery - Feb 15, 2016

A tale of mysticism, betrayal, love and the ultimate choice. THE TEMPEST is arguably one of Shakespeare's most cohesive works, with its central plot all taking place on the same day in one location. The storyline is easier to follow than some of the Bard's earlier plays, which is brought to light by the acting and direction in the Orlando Shakespeare production that opened in Central Florida on Friday night. (more...)

A2SO Announces Schedule of Chamber Concerts for March 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Join in with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra's Chamber Concert Series at the Jewish - Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor on Monday, March 14th at 1:30 pm. Open to listeners of all ages, this hour long concert will feature Primor Sluchin, harp soloist at the A2SO mainstage concert Harp Magic on Saturday, March 12 and Arie Lipsky, A2SO Conductor and Music Director (flute and cello). (more...)

Ryke Leigh Douglas Releases THE TALE OF TUMELENG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Reading is often touted as a window to the world. It can take children on adventures to faraway lands or inspire them to try new activities. But first developing children's appreciation for reading is no easy feat. It is a challenge, though, that Ryke Leigh Douglas is set to take on with her new story 'The Tale of Tumeleng.' (more...)

Tony-Award Nominee & Emmy Award-Winner Liz Callaway Makes San Diego Debut at Martinis Above Fourth on 5/10
by Louisa Brady - Apr 30, 2016

Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, in association with Chris Isaacson Presents, is thrilled to present Emmy Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Liz Callaway as she makes her San Diego debut at MA4 to celebrate the West Coast release of her latest CD, The Essential Liz Callaway, on Tuesday, May 10 at 8PM. (more...)

Kyo-Shin-An-Arts Presents Arianna String Quartet on 4/17
by Louisa Brady - Apr 3, 2016

The Arianna String Quartet with Yumi Kurosawa, koto; Yoko Reikano Kimura, shamisen; and James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi will play on Sunday, April 17, 2016, 4:00 PM at Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, New York City. (more...)

C24 Gallery to Display Carole A. Feuerman Exhibit, HERO AND LEANDER, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

New York, NY (April 25, 2016) - C24 Gallery is pleased to announce Hero and Leander, a solo exhibition featuring a new body of work by hyperrealist sculptor Carole A. Feuerman. The exhibition will be on view May 7, 2016 through June 25, 2016 with a Press Preview on Friday, May 6th from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, a VIP Preview from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm and a public reception from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm featuring dance performances.  Additionally, Carole Feuerman will have her first solo show in Los Angeles at KM Fine Arts from July 14 - August 20, 2016. (more...)

Liz Callaway Set for Rubicon Theatre Company's Broadway Musical Concert Series
by Adam Jay - Apr 27, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company is pleased to present the sensational Broadway icon LIZ CALLAWAY in her stellar cabaret act as the third offering in the annual Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series. A Tony® Nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and recording artist, LIZ CALLAWAY's cabaret features her favorite Broadway show tunes, songs from movie musicals and pop hits from the 1960s. Having performed to rave reviews at venues from New York's Rainbow & Stars and Metropolitan Room, to the Donmar Warehouse in London, LIZ CALLAWAY brings her crystal-clear Broadway belt to Ventura for three performances only, Saturday,May 7 at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 8 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Liz Callaway to Celebrate New 'ESSENTIAL' Album in LA and San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced the engagement for Liz Callaway: THE ESSENTIAL LIZ CALLAWAY, coming to the Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Bl, Hollywood, Calif., for an exclusive, one-night-only engagement on May 9 at 8:30 PM, celebrating the West Coast release of her newest CD. (more...)

The Point Announces Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The Point has an innovative programme of work this season from theatre for families, to evocative site-specific dance. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: David Tennant, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tim Minchin, and More Dissect HAMLET's Most Iconic Line
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2016

David Tennant, who just hosted the two-hour TV special Shakespeare Live! At The RSC, was joined by a 'line of Hamlets,' including Paapa Essiedu, Tim Minchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Harriet Walter, Rory Kinnear, Ian McKellen, and Judi Dench to debate how to perfectly deliver one of the most iconic lines in Shakespeare: 'To be, or not to be.' Watch the full skit below! (more...)

President Obama Visits the Globe in Honor of Shakespeare's 400th
by Louisa Brady - Apr 23, 2016

President Barack Obama reportedly visited London's Globe Theatre on Saturday, April 23rd, in honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.  (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Ballet's CARMINA BURANA and LAYLA & THE MAJNUN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 22, 2016

Nashville Ballet brings its 30th anniversary season to a close with two works choreographed by artistic director and CEO Paul Vasterlling:  a dazzlingly intricate and grand revival of Carmina Burana, set to the timeless music of Carl Orff, and the world premiere of Layla & The Majnun, which features the music of composer Richard Danielpour, which recreates one of the world's oldest love stories from Persian culture. (more...)

Prince Charles to Appear in RSC's SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, Hosted by David Tennant This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Tomorrow, Saturday 23 April 2016 the Royal Shakespeare Company will mark Shakespeare's birthday and the 400th anniversary of his death with a very special event -- SHAKESPEARE LIVE! (more...)

BWW Review: The Australian Ballet Brings Stephen Baynes' SWAN LAKE Back To The Sydney Stage To Enchant Audiences With The Tragic Romance
by Jade Kops - Apr 2, 2016

Blending traditional and new choreography, Stephen Baynes' interpretation of SWAN LAKE is beautiful and poignant. (more...)

Boston Ballet to Present Repeat of Mikko Nissenen's SWAN LAKE, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

April 12, 2016 (BOSTON, MA)—Boston Ballet's spring season kicks off with Mikko Nissinen's Swan Lake, back by popular demand after a record-breaking world premiere in October 2014. Described by Robert Greskovic of The Wall Street Journal as “artful” and “luminous,” the timeless classical masterpiece features choreography by Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov and costumes and sets by award-winning designer Robert Perdziola. Boston Ballet welcomes Gonzalo Garcia, principal dancer with New York City Ballet (NYCB), as a guest artist. He will perform Prince Siegfried with Boston Ballet principal dancer Misa Kuranaga on April 29 and 30. Mikko Nissinen's Swan Lake runs April 29–May 26 at The Boston Opera House. Due to the high-ticket demand, an additional performance has been added on May 25 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Blumenthal Performing Arts to Host Broadway Junior Theater Celebration Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Blumenthal Performing Arts' annual Broadway Junior Theater Celebration, which has taken place each spring for 9 years, will bring 44 elementary and middle school groups from seven counties, totaling 2,199 students and teachers, to Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (April 19- 21). (more...)

Are You a Reality TV Addict? Patti Murin Picks the Perfect Broadway Shows for You!
by Patti Murin - Apr 13, 2016

I love musicals. The excitement of seeing a performance that only exists for one singular moment in time, so exquisitely choreographed in a hundred different ways to flow seamlessly, will never get old for me. I love when the lights go down at the beginning of a show, because literally anything is possible. (more...)

Thomas Nickell to Make UK Debut with London Premiere of David Matthews' Piano Concerto
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Seventeen year-old pianist and Young Steinway Artist Thomas Nickell makes his much-anticipated UK debut Saturday 9th - Saturday 16th July at Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon, with the London premiere of the rarely heard David Matthews' Piano Concerto, Op. 111. (more...)

Boston Ballet to Launch Spring Season with SWAN LAKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Boston Ballet's spring season kicks off with Mikko Nissinen's Swan Lake, back by popular demand after a record-breaking world premiere in October 2014. (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company Announces 2016 London Season
by Marianka Swain - Apr 11, 2016

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced new details of its 2016 London season. The Alchemist and Doctor Faustus will transfer directly from The Swan Theatre to the Barbican, playing in rep for a four-week run from August, with the same cast directed by Polly Findlay and Maria Aberg respectively. They will be followed by Cymbeline and King Lear, transferring from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, playing an eight-week run in rep from late October, directed by Melly Still and Gregory Doran respectively. In addition, following their Chichester Festival Theatre run, Love's Labours Lost and Much Ado About Nothing will travel to the West End's Theatre Royal Haymarket in December. (more...)

Cast, Directors Announced for Gate Theatre's World Premiere of THE IPHIGENIA QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces full casting for the world premiere of The Iphigenia Quartet which includes Agamemnon, written by Caroline Bird and directed by Christopher Haydon; Chorus, written by Chris Thorpe and directed by Elayce Ismail; Iphigenia by Suhayla El-Bushra and directed by Rebecca Hill and Clytemnestra by Lulu Raczka and directed by Jennifer Tang. In Agamemnon, Andrew French plays Agamemnon, Nigel Barratt plays Menelaus, Sharon Duncan-Brewster plays Clytemnestra and Louise McMenemy plays Messenger. The cast of Agamemnon will all play Voice in Chorus. In Iphigenia and Clytemnestra, Shannon Tarbet plays Iphigenia and Maid, Susie Trayling plays Clytemnestra and Professor, Dwane Walcott plays Achilles and Soldier and Anthony Barclay plays Agamemnon and Director. The Iphigenia Quartet opens at the Gate Theatre, on 3 May, with previews from 23 April, until 21 May. Agamemnon and Clytemnestra will play in rep with Iphigenia and Chorus as part of Nuclear: A Season about the Family. (more...)

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