THE GUARDSMAN Begins 7/8 at The Shakespeare TheatreTHE GUARDSMAN Begins 7/8 at The Shakespeare Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is thrilled to present a world premiere adaptation of Ferenc Molnar's The Guardsman - translated from the original Hungarian by Molnar's great grandson Gabor Lukin and adapted and directed by Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte. Performances begin Wednesday, July 8th and continue through Sunday, July 26th 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...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 6/21/2015 - 6/28/2015Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 6/21/2015 - 6/28/2015
by BWW - Jun 28, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 6/21/2015 - 6/28/2015. (more...)

Portland Shakes to Offer FREE 3-Night 'Proscenium Live' SeriesPortland Shakes to Offer FREE 3-Night 'Proscenium Live' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2015

Portland Shakespeare Project is thrilled to announce an innovative new play reading series in partnership with Proscenium Journal. Over the course of three evenings, Portland Shakes with Proscenium Journal, and with support from a generous grant from Stanford University's Haas Center for Public Service, will present staged readings of new plays on the Alder Stage at Artists Repertory Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shakespeare Off-Broadway's THE TAMING OF THE SHREWPhoto Flash: First Look at Shakespeare Off-Broadway's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

The 2015/16 season of Shakespeare Off-Broadway begins this evening with a limited engagement of The Taming of the Shrew, written by William Shakespeare and adapted by The Theatre Project's repertory ensemble TP&co. The Taming of the Shrew is the first play highlighted in the company's well-received Shakespeare Off-Broadway series, and is directed by Artistic Director Christian Amato with musical direction by Eric Fletcher and choreography by Emily Maddan. The Bard's classic comedy pits the spirited Katherine against the fortune-seeking Petruchio, who has agreed to woo and marry her as a favor to his old friend Hortensio, who is in love with Bianca, Katherine's younger, more beautiful and more popular sister. Fletcher. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rutina Wesley and More in TWELFTH NIGHT at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at Rutina Wesley and More in TWELFTH NIGHT at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

The Old Globe presents William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement began performances on June 21 and runs through July 26, 2015, with opening night set for tomorrow, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Mike McGowan & Anastasia Barzee to Lead KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Darko Tresnjak DirectsMike McGowan & Anastasia Barzee to Lead KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Darko Tresnjak Directs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival to Stage Katie Forgette's SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILYDorset Theatre Festival to Stage Katie Forgette's SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Dorset Theatre Festival will stage Katie Forgette's Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, a delightfully funny and exciting take on the famous detective story that weaves together threads of history and literature including the great Sherlock Holmes himself, his trusted friend Watson, the sinister Moriarty, the glamorous Lillie Langtry, and even Oscar Wilde. The production will be directed by Margarett Perry and will run from July 9th through the 25th. 'There is a reason that Sherlock is such a popular figure in literature as well as on stage and in film,' says Artistic Director Dina Janis. 'These mysteries are engaging throughout and always very satisfying. This piece in particular is so clever and entertaining.' The Case of the Jersey Lily places literature's favorite genius detective right in the middle of a blackmail scheme that connects the famous actress Lillie Langtry, celebrated playwright Oscar Wilde (just finishing work on his new play, The Importance of Being Forthright), criminal mastermind James Moriarty and Queen Victoria herself. (more...)

Houston Ballet Appoints Jared Matthews as New Principal DancerHouston Ballet Appoints Jared Matthews as New Principal Dancer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch promoted Jared Matthews to the rank of principal dancer after a well-received performance as Lucentio in John Cranko's production of The Taming of the Shrew on Saturday, June 20.  (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre's Summer Season Continues with KISS ME, KATEReagle Music Theatre's Summer Season Continues with KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston continues its 47th consecutive summer season with the hilariously entertaining Kiss Me, Kate, from July 9-19, 2015 at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452). Starring Broadway couple Sarah Pfisterer as Lilli Vanessi/Kate (The Phantom of the Opera, Reagle's My Fair Lady) and Rick Hilsabeck as Fred Graham/Petruchio (Billy Elliot, Reagle's My Fair Lady), Cole Porter's hilarious musical recounts the madcap backstage and onstage antics of two feuding couples during a production of The Taming of the Shrew. Reagle will close out its summer season from August 6-16 with Wonderful Town, starring Katie Anne Clarke and Jennifer Ellis. Individual tickets range from $35 to $63; season subscriptions and group tickets are available at a discount. Tickets can be purchased at www.reaglemusictheatre.com, by calling 781-891-5600, or at the theater box office. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Melody Mennite Talks Making Sense of the Senseless Kate in THE TAMING OF THE SHREWBWW Interviews: Melody Mennite Talks Making Sense of the Senseless Kate in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by Katricia Lang - Jun 19, 2015

Melody Mennite, who portrays Katherina in Houston Ballet's The Taming of the Shrew, was given the responsibility of bringing emotional content to senseless violence and etching butt kicking into your memory. As you'll see in our discussion, she worked very hard before she delivered. (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...)

BWW Reviews: Sparks Fly in Houston Ballet's THE TAMING OF THE SHREWBWW Reviews: Sparks Fly in Houston Ballet's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by Katricia Lang - Jun 17, 2015

William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew is a comedic, character-driven piece about the courtship of volatile Katherina and obnoxious Petruchio. Character pieces require great characters, naturally, and great performers. In his ballet adaptation, John Cranko delivers. In the Houston Ballet production, so do the dancers. (more...)

Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre Announces 33rd Season OfferingsClarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre Announces 33rd Season Offerings
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 17, 2015

In 1983 an abandoned movie house was saved from the wrecking ball, and on November 3, what has become the cornerstone of arts and entertainment in Clarksville-Montgomery County opened to a grand ovation.  Now in 2015, the Roxy Regional Theatre is poised to celebrate 33 years of providing an educational and artistic outlet for the Southeast, beginning with the first production of their 33rd year: Lionel Bart's Oliver! (more...)

Kentucky Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Begins This WeekKentucky Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Begins This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Kentucky Shakespeare is proud to announce the 55th summer season of their free Shakespeare in Central Park featuring 6 productions over 10 weeks totaling 59 performances. (more...)

Katrina Lenk & Eric B. Anthony Set for TN Shakespeare Company's MIDSUMMER NIGHTKatrina Lenk & Eric B. Anthony Set for TN Shakespeare Company's MIDSUMMER NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents its second developing musical reading on the U of M mainstage with Midsummer Night by Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Milburn on June 27 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

OLIVER! to Open Roxy Regional Theatre's 33rd SeasonOLIVER! to Open Roxy Regional Theatre's 33rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

In 1983 an abandoned movie house was saved from the wrecking ball, and on November 3, what has become the cornerstone of arts and entertainment in Clarksville-Montgomery County opened to a grand ovation. Through grit, determination and support from likeminded individuals, the Roxy Regional Theatre is now poised to celebrate 33 years of providing an educational and artistic outlet for the Southeast. (more...)

Dervla Kirwan & Joseph Millson Join Cast of Ian Kelly's MR FOOTE'S OTHER LEG at Hampstead TheatreDervla Kirwan & Joseph Millson Join Cast of Ian Kelly's MR FOOTE'S OTHER LEG at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Hampstead Theatre has announced that Simon Russell Beale will be joined by Dervla Kirwan and Joseph Millson in the cast of Ian Kelly's new play about the dawn of celebrity. (more...)

The Old Globe to Reprise THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, 8/8The Old Globe to Reprise THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

For many San Diegans, their ability to understand and appreciate the wonders of the Bard during our Summer Shakespeare Festival has increased exponentially since they joined us for Thinking Shakespeare Live!, a 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare led by Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and assisted by three professional classical actors. (more...)

Michigan Shakespeare Festival Sets Summer WorkshopsMichigan Shakespeare Festival Sets Summer Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

For the first time ever, the Official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan is offering workshops for professional actors, all taught by Michigan Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Janice L Blixt. The classes will be held at the Village Theatre of Cherry Hill in Canton, Michigan in July and August. For information or to book a slot, contact MSFCasting@aol.com. The classes include: (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights! Anastasia Barzee and More in KISS ME, KATE at The Old GlobeSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights! Anastasia Barzee and More in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Jul 9, 2015

The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewackand an iconic score by Cole Porter, is a spectacular revival in collaboration with Hartford Stage, choreographed by Peggy Hickey and directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director and former Old Globe Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, who won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which made its world premiere at The Old Globe and Hartford Stage in 2013. The Old Globe engagement runs now through August 2, with opening night tonight, July 9, on the Donald and Darlene ShileyStage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Allen Nause, Michael Mendelson & More in Portland Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHTPhoto Flash: First Look at Allen Nause, Michael Mendelson & More in Portland Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

PORTLAND, OREGON | June 8, 2015 - Portland Shakespeare Project (PSP) brings William Shakespeare's romantic comedy Twelfth Night to summer season audiences directed by internationally-acclaimed actress and director Lisa Harrow. This delightful comedic caper features Artists Rep's former Artistic Director Allen Nause in the role of Feste and PSP Artistic Director Michael Mendelson as Orsino, along with a cast of familiar Portland actors. Playing on the Alder Stage at Artists Rep, Portland Shakes' Twelfth Night runs July 8 through August 2, 2015. (more...)

Ted Bacino Optiones Historical Drama for a MovieTed Bacino Optiones Historical Drama for a Movie
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

England's foremost playwright is suspiciously murdered days before he is to be tried for treason. And an unknown actor suddenly becomes England's star playwright virtually overnight. Murder, mystery and manhunts in 1593. How could Christopher Marlowe, a known spy and England's foremost playwright, be suspiciously murdered and quickly buried in an unmarked grave just days before he was to be tried for treason? How could William Shakespeare, an unknown actor who 'held horses for the gentry while they watched the plays,' become England's star playwright virtually overnight? 'The Shakespeare Conspiracy' is a comedy-thriller that intertwines the two mysteries. It's a wild ride through the gay London theatre world as the city fights the black plague, the hunt for Catholics, and the questions about Marlowe's murder. As Marlowe and his sponsor/lover, Sir Thomas Walsingham realize that the sentence for heresy is always death by being 'drawn and quartered.' So they fake Marlowe's murder and arrange for an unknown actor to front the new works by Marlowe. Quickly the crown becomes suspicious of Marlowe's mysterious murder and the similarities of his works with those of Shakespeare's. (There are actually more than 100 identical or similar lines in the works of the two authors.) A manhunt begins with Marlowe being chased from city after city in Italy. He flees the Venetian city just as he finishes 'The Merchant of Venice' and 'Othello.' He runs from Padua as he writes 'The Taming of the Shrew' and he must leave Verona after a close call while he tries to finish 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Two Gentlemen of Verona.' The chase continues to Rome and Sicily where Marlowe in finally cornered. Meanwhile back in London, Shakespeare is trying to hide from the investigations of Constable Maunder and defend his writing of plays he's never read. And the homoerotic references in the recent works plague Shakespeare with his drinking buddies, his concubines and his wife. The whole chase culminates in a final confrontation of excitement and murder. All the historical facts presented in the book are accurate except for one date (which is explained in the preface). The last third of the book is a supplement verifying the facts in the novel. 'The Shakespeare Conspiracy' is available in both print and ebook formats. Book Details: 'The Shakespeare Conspiracy' By Ted Bacino Publisher: AuthorHouse ISBN: 978-1452050669 (paperback) ISBN: 978-1452050652 (hardcover) ISBN: 978-1452050676 (ebook) ASIN: B009CMFXUE Pages: 288 Genre: Historical Comedy-Drama About The Author: Ted Bacino has had a wild career as a newspaper reporter, high school and college educator, executive-assistant Secretary of State in Illinois, and vice-president of a chain of banks. He has also directed more than 100 musicals for three colleges, a dinner-theater, and Starlight Theater. As a writer he has lived in Germany, London, Venice, and Paris. He is now 82 years old and resides in Palm Springs, CA. He has a BA and MA from Northern Illinois University and a KSG from Harvard. For review copies, author interviews, or more information please contact: Ted Bacino Email: TBacino@AOL.com Website: http://www.TheShakespeareConspiracy.com PR by BookBuzz.net (more...)

BTG Casting News: Darren Pettie Joins 'FRANKIE AND JOHNNY'; Ariana Venturi Boards 'I SAW MY NEIGHBOR'BTG Casting News: Darren Pettie Joins 'FRANKIE AND JOHNNY'; Ariana Venturi Boards 'I SAW MY NEIGHBOR'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group is excited to announce that Broadway, Film and Television actor Darren Pettie will join the cast of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune as Johnny, and BTG Alum Ariana Venturi, who played Gilda in last year's celebrated production of Design for a Living, will join the cast of I Saw My Neighbor On the Train and I Didn't Even Smile as Sadie. (more...)

Photo Flash: Zawe Ashton, Michelle Fairley & More in Rehearsal for SPLENDOUR at Donmar WarehousePhoto Flash: Zawe Ashton, Michelle Fairley & More in Rehearsal for SPLENDOUR at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

In the opulent drawing room of the Presidential Palace, a Western photojournalist awaits the return of the dictator. She is here to take his portrait. The dictator's wife, her best friend and an interpreter wait with her. Prada shoes, vodka glasses and light fingers tap out the time. He is late, very late… (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stratford Festival's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW  is a Must SeeBWW Reviews: Stratford Festival's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW is a Must See
by Lauren Gienow - Jul 6, 2015

Shakespeare fans will be flocking to an exciting production of The Taming of the Shrew that is featured on the Festival Theatre stage at the Stratford Festival this season. Director Chris Abraham's recent contributions to the festival (particularly last season's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM) left patrons wondering what surprises he had up his sleeve for this production. Although SHREW was not altered nearly as much as MIDSUMMER was, Mr. Abraham certainly had fun with the first few scenes and also skillfully managed to find the right tone for what is one of Shakespeare's more unsettling comedies. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival's Late Night Festival Offerings SetUtah Shakespeare Festival's Late Night Festival Offerings Set
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Actors of the Utah Shakespeare Festival come together once again to put on weekly Cabarets as part of REACH (Really Eager Actors Crying Hire) fundraising efforts. These company members sing, dance and perform to raise money to bring artistic directors and casting agents from across the country to Cedar City to audition Festival actors for upcoming jobs. (more...)

Stratford Festival's CAROUSEL Cast Recording Now AvailableStratford Festival's CAROUSEL Cast Recording Now Available
by Alan Henry - Jul 6, 2015

Following last year's recording of CRAZY FOR YOU, this year - the Stratford Festival company of CAROUSEL recorded the festival's second original cast recording. The recording is now available for order and digital download on CDBaby. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, named the best musical of the 20th century by Time magazine, returns to the Festival for the first time in over twenty years in a vibrant production directed by Susan H. Schulman. Previews began Tuesday, May 5, at the Avon Theatre. (more...)

Slipstream Theatre Initiative Presents THE TAMING OF THE SHREWSlipstream Theatre Initiative Presents THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2015

Slipstream Theatre Initiative is proud to close its first season with The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare. This classic battle of the sexes takes on new life when given to a group of Slipstream regulars and vibrant students. (more...)

Irvine Barclay Theatre to Screen Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 8/1Irvine Barclay Theatre to Screen Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Irvine Barclay Theatre is presenting its fifth season of the popular theater screenings. The next screening will be Julie Taymor's acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night's Dream on Saturday, August 1. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre to Present MISALLIANCE, 8/5-30The Shakespeare Theatre to Present MISALLIANCE, 8/5-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present George Bernard Shaw's comedy Misalliance, directed by Artistic Associate/Casting Director Stephen Brown-Fried. Performances begin Wednesday, August 5th and continue through Sunday, August 30th 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...)

So Fetch! BWW Readers Want Musical Versions of MEAN GIRLS, THE BREAKFAST CLUB and More High School ClassicsSo Fetch! BWW Readers Want Musical Versions of MEAN GIRLS, THE BREAKFAST CLUB and More High School Classics
by Sally Henry - Jul 25, 2015

They might not be Orson Welles caliber; you probably won't study many of them in film classes, and they certainly wouldn't receive Oscars, but despite all that, high school-centric movies are still close to our hearts. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HSF2015, Running 7/31-8/9Photo Flash: First Look at HSF2015, Running 7/31-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Shakespeare has become as much a part of summertime in Houston as baseball and backyard barbecues. Produced by the University of Houston's School of Theatre & Dance, the Houston Shakespeare Festival (HSF) has brought the Bard to Bayou City residents for four decades. (more...)

White Heron Theatre Co. to Present GRAVEDIGGER'S TALE ON NANTUCKETWhite Heron Theatre Co. to Present GRAVEDIGGER'S TALE ON NANTUCKET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The White Heron Theatre Company announces a one-of-a-kind pop-up theatre experience with the opening ofGravedigger's Tale, a new, interactive, one-man play conceived and directed by Robert Richmond and produced in tandem with the Folger Theatre.  (more...)

Brown Box Theatre Project Announces Fifth Annual Free Shakespeare TourBrown Box Theatre Project Announces Fifth Annual Free Shakespeare Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Brown Box Theatre Project is delighted to bring their Fifth Annual Free Shakespeare Tour to over 20 locations throughout Massachusetts and Maryland. In a continued commitment to providing high-quality free and affordable theatre to communities that crave the performing arts, Brown Box Theatre Project will perform The Taming of the Shrew at various locations around Boston and Delmarva from August 21 through September 20. (more...)

Cast Set for Sam Shepard's THE LATE HENRY MOSS at Southwark PlayhouseCast Set for Sam Shepard's THE LATE HENRY MOSS at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Two brothers, Earl and Ray, travel to Bernalillo New Mexico upon the mysterious death of their estranged father, Henry. Over a bottle of bourbon and a box of old photographs, they try to reconcile their very different childhood memories. Earl's version of Henry's death doesn't add up; so Ray determines to find the truth.  As Ray plays detective we encounter Henry's bizarre collection of friends as the story of his last days is uncovered. Family tensions are blown apart as Ray discovers more than he'd bargained for… (more...)

BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS, Starring Fran Kranz and Pedro Pascal, Hits Theaters & VOD, 9/4BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS, Starring Fran Kranz and Pedro Pascal, Hits Theaters & VOD, 9/4
by Movies News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS opens in select cities and on VOD beginning Sept 4. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival's Adams Shakespearean Theatre to CloseUtah Shakespeare Festival's Adams Shakespearean Theatre to Close
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The Utah Shakespeare Festival says a fond farewell to the historic Adams Shakespearean Theatre at the end of this summer. Next season, 2016, will usher in a whole new audience experience at the Festival with the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center of the Arts and the Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre. However, before the lights dim forever in the Adams Theatre, the Festival has planned celebrative activities throughout the season. Patrons can come and experience all the magic the Adams has to offer as well as say goodbye. (more...)

McQUEEN to Receive West End TransferMcQUEEN to Receive West End Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

McQUEEN, which received its world premiere in May at St. James Theatre, where it broke box office records, will transfer to London's West End, opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on Thursday 27 August, following previews from 13 August, for a strictly limited season until 7 November. (more...)

The Drilling Co. Brings ROMEO AND JULIET to Bryant Park TodayThe Drilling Co. Brings ROMEO AND JULIET to Bryant Park Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' exquisitely pleads for similar and neighboring peoples to stop killing each other for reasons they no longer remember. In The Drilling Company's production for Bryant Park Shakespeare, presented today, July 17, to August 2, the play will be set in a modern city which is divided by wealth and class. (more...)

Free Performances of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Set for 7/18-19Free Performances of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Set for 7/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Tale Told Productions, a non profit theater company based in NYC, now in its 4th season, will be presenting an all female version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew as part of their 7-Day Shakespeare Series! Directed by Lynnsey Garegnani this production presents a plot in which the misogynistic elements in the text are given a new take to spark imagination and inspire the audience to hear an old story with new ears. The cast features Malloree Hill as Petruchio, Violeta Picayo as Katherine or the Shrew, and Shaunice Alexander, Laura Kruegel, Margret O'Mara, Betsy Rosen, Jessica Sorgi, and Marissa Stewart in multiple roles. (more...)

Haydn Gwynne, Stephen Bogardus, Lauren Molina and More to Lead Huntington's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC This FallHaydn Gwynne, Stephen Bogardus, Lauren Molina and More to Lead Huntington's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2015-2016 season with the Tony Award-winning musical A Little Night Music, Stephen Sondheim's most romantic and popular work. Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (after all the terrible things I do; Smart People; Rapture, Blister, Burn; and Becky Shaw) will direct. Performances will run September 11 - October 11, 2015 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MACBETH Scarily Effective For Kentucky ShakespeareBWW Reviews: MACBETH Scarily Effective For Kentucky Shakespeare
by Todd Zeigler - Jul 14, 2015

Simply and effectively stage the horrific saga of two regular people facing the grand-scale consequences of their actions and you will find something more frightening than any witch. (more...)

Andy Christopher Leads BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, Beginning Tonight at The MunyAndy Christopher Leads BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, Beginning Tonight at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The Muny presents Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, beginning tonight, July 13, and running through July 20 at Forest Park. Written by Alan Janes, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Josh Walden and music directed by Michael Horsley. (more...)

Hollywood Fringe Festival Presents THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (AN EXPLORATION OF GENDER EXPRESSION)Hollywood Fringe Festival Presents THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (AN EXPLORATION OF GENDER EXPRESSION)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

The Queer Classics production of William Shakespeare's controversial and often polarizing commedia dell'arte comedy The Taming of the Shrew is the winner of a 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore! Producer's Award. This unique re-imagined exploration of gender expression in the comedic style of I Love Lucy will play two additional performances on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19 at 7:30pm. (more...)

VSC Announces Change in LeadershipVSC Announces Change in Leadership
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Virginia Stage Company (VSC) introduces new leadership as they prepare to announce their upcoming schedule of shows. With talk and plans of succession over the past year and under the guidance of the VSC Board of Trustees, the board and new management hope this upcoming season will be one of growth and progress. "The new leadership structure will be nimble and flexible. It will provide the framework for continued Artistic Excellence." Dr. Sarah Clarkson, President VSC Board of Trustees. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak-Helmed KISS ME, KATE Extends Through Aug 9 at The Old GlobeDarko Tresnjak-Helmed KISS ME, KATE Extends Through Aug 9 at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter, will now add a week by popular demand and run through August 9 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets for the extension will go on sale this Sunday, July 12 at noon. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2016 SeasonSHAKESPEARE IN LOVE & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

With the world marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in 2016, Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has planned a number of exciting projects in honour of the occasion. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kentucky Shakespeare Mounts Very Special - and Excellent - Edition of 'Shrew'BWW Reviews: Kentucky Shakespeare Mounts Very Special - and Excellent - Edition of 'Shrew'
by Todd Zeigler - Jul 1, 2015

Amy Attaway and Kentucky Shakespeare may have shown their audience something they have never seen before. (more...)

Kentucky Shakespeare's MACBETH Begins TomorrowKentucky Shakespeare's MACBETH Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Kentucky Shakespeare has announced the 55th summer season of their free Shakespeare in Central Park featuring 6 productions over 10 weeks totaling 59 performances. (more...)

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