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Utah Shakespeare Festival Sets Directors for 54th SeasonUtah Shakespeare Festival Sets Directors for 54th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Nine highly-talented directors from across the country are already knee-deep in costume designs, scenery sketches, and play scripts as they prepare to create the transformative stories of their plays for the 54th season of the Utah Shakespeare Festival June 25 to October 31. (more...)

God Save the Queen! Meet the Full Cast of THE AUDIENCE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayGod Save the Queen! Meet the Full Cast of THE AUDIENCE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 8, 2015

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. Opening Night is tonight, March 8, 2015; the limited engagement runs through June 28, 2015 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the company! (more...)

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW to Run 4/9-12 at Monarch TavernTHE TAMING OF THE SHREW to Run 4/9-12 at Monarch Tavern
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

The Taming of the Shrew runs from April 9-12, 2015 at the Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton Street, Toronto, ON, just south of College Street. (more...)

BWW Interviews: FRAWLEY BECKER Discusses His Play Tiger by the Tail To Open Tonight at Group repBWW Interviews: FRAWLEY BECKER Discusses His Play Tiger by the Tail To Open Tonight at Group rep
by Don Grigware - Mar 6, 2015

FRAWLEY BECKER is a published book and short story author and a published and three-time prize-winning playwright. A man of many talents, he was a State Department Entertainment Director for military bases outside Paris during the Cold War, founded the first African-American theatre company within the U.S. military in 1959, formed Paris Playhouse in 1963 and was the first to professionally produce Edward Albee plays in France. For the next ten years he worked as a bilingual dialogue coach in films while living in Paris, coaching Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Rex Harrison, Omar Sharif, Jacqueline Bisset, Ann-Margret, Samantha Eggar, Robert Ryan, Gene Wilder and all the Oompa-Loompas of the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Back in the U.S., Becker worked as a location manager for features including Jerry Maguire, Steel Magnolias, and the original Footloose, and TV movies for Oprah Winfrey Presents; and was a production executive at The Disney Studios. His award-winning, searing drama 'Tiger by the Tail' has its west coast premiere March 6 through April 19 at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood, CA. For more information about the play please visit http://www.thegrouprep.com (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 29Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 29
by - Mar 29, 2015

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, March 29, 2015. (more...)

Mark Rylance to Star in West End Transfer of FARINELLI AND THE KINGMark Rylance to Star in West End Transfer of FARINELLI AND THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Shakespeare's Globe and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce the West End transfer of Claire van Kampen's critically-acclaimed new play Farinelli and the King, directed by John Dove, designed by Jonathan Fensom and starring Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, Jerusalem, Richard III, Twelfth Night), as King Philippe V of Spain. Sam Crane will once again play the acting role of Farinelli, while the singing role will be reprised by opera star, Iestyn Davies and shared withRupert Enticknap. The rest of the cast will also transfer with Huss Garbiya playing Doctor Jose Cervi, Melody Grove playing Isabella Farnese, Colin Hurley as Metastasio and Edward Peel as De la Cuadra. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Conduct JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, Starring Marion Cotillard, 6/10-13Alan Gilbert to Conduct JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, Starring Marion Cotillard, 6/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The New York Philharmonic will present the U.S. Premiere of director Co?me de Bellescize's staging of Honegger's dramatic oratorio Joan of Arc at the Stake in season-finale performances conducted by Alan Gilbert and starring Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard as Joan of Arc. (more...)

Betsy Mugavero, Tony Amendola & More Set for Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2015 SeasonBetsy Mugavero, Tony Amendola & More Set for Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Utah Shakespeare Festival has announced the casting of the first eight actors for the 2015 season. All are familiar faces, having appeared at the Festival in the past. Actors include Tony Amendola, Melinda Pfundstein, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, Sam Ashdown, Betsy Mugavero, Peter Sham, David Ivers and Brian Vaughn. Please check for complete casting available soon at www.bard.org. (more...)

LITTLE MERMAID, TUG OF WAR Cycle, MADSUMMER Premiere and More Set for Chicago Shakespeare's 2015-16 SeasonLITTLE MERMAID, TUG OF WAR Cycle, MADSUMMER Premiere and More Set for Chicago Shakespeare's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

?Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson announce today the line-up of the 2015/16 Season, including innovative reimaginings of the classical canon, new work developed at CST and the first installment of Gaines' ambitious Shakespeare history cycle. Anticipating Shakespeare 400, the international celebration of the playwright's four-hundred-year legacy in 2016, the season honors Shakespeare's spirit of inventiveness and audacity. (more...)

Aquila Theatre Receives $350,000 NEH Grant for Warrior Chorus ProgramAquila Theatre Receives $350,000 NEH Grant for Warrior Chorus Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The Aquila Theatre Company is proud to announce a two-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities of $350,000 for its Warrior Chorus program. (more...)

Fiasco Theatre's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Begins Next Month at Theatre for a New AudienceFiasco Theatre's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Begins Next Month at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Theatre for a New Audience, Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director, will present as its fourth production of the season the New York premiere of Fiasco Theater's The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare, directed by Jessie Austrian and Ben Steinfeld, beginning previews at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, on Friday, April 24, at 7:30pm for an opening on Thursday, April 30, at 7:00pm. The Two Gentlemen of Verona runs through May 24. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 22, 2015

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on some of the grandest stages in the world. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - THE AUDIENCE's Richard McCabeBWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - THE AUDIENCE's Richard McCabe
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 21, 2015

Today McCabe speaks exclusively with BWW about portraying one of England's most recognizable historic figures and 'a man of the people.' (more...)

INDECENT, PEERLESS, THE MOORS World Premieres, Dianne Wiest Set for Yale Rep's 2015-16 SeasonINDECENT, PEERLESS, THE MOORS World Premieres, Dianne Wiest Set for Yale Rep's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre announces its 2015-16 Season, which will include three world premieres and two classics. (more...)

March Opening for COCK at the Alexander Bar and Café's Upstairs TheatreMarch Opening for COCK at the Alexander Bar and Café's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Mike Bartlett's drama, COCK, in a production directed by Paul Griffiths and starring Francis Chouler, Matt Newman, Melissa Haiden and James Skilton, comes to Alexander Bar and Cafe's Upstairs Theatre this March. Winner of the 2010 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, Bartlett's sharp, witty script takes a candid look at one mans sexuality and the difficulties that arise when faced with a whole new world of possibility. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: A First Look at the Cast of Stratford's CAROUSELBWW Exclusive: A First Look at the Cast of Stratford's CAROUSEL
by Alan Henry - Mar 2, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com has an exclusive first look at the cast and first rehearsal of The Stratford Festival's production of Carousel! See the photos in the gallery below! In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKJesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2015 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Wednesday, May 27 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This summer will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to the Park this summer as Trinculo in THE TEMPEST, along with Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe teaming up again with Daniel Sullivan on CYMBELINE to play Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Imogen, respectively. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Opens Next MonthCincinnati Shakespeare Company's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season with the much anticipated return of the audience favorite, "The Taming of the Shrew' by William Shakespeare. (more...)

CORONATION STREET's Wendi Peters to Star in OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR at Belgrade Theatre, March 31-April 4CORONATION STREET's Wendi Peters to Star in OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR at Belgrade Theatre, March 31-April 4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Following a sold-out run in spring 2014, Terry Johnson's hit revival of Oh What A Lovely War will visit the Belgrade Theatre from Tues 31st Mar - Sat 4th Apr as part of a major new U.K tour. It will be produced by Christopher Malcolm Productions Ltd and Matthew Mitchell. (more...)

Atlanta Shakespeare to Stage THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, 3/27-4/4Atlanta Shakespeare to Stage THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, 3/27-4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The New American Shakespeare Tavern presents The Taming of the Shrew, beginning previews March 26 and running March 27-April 4, 2015. Directed by Artistic Director Jeff Watkins. (more...)

New Perspectives Theatre Company Presents SHE CALLS ME FIREFLY, 4/15-26New Perspectives Theatre Company Presents SHE CALLS ME FIREFLY, 4/15-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

New Perspectives Theatre Company and VH Theatrical Development Foundation are delighted to announce a new collaboration on a limited-run production of She Calls Me Firefly by Teresa Lotz, opening April 15, 2015 and running through April 26th with a varied performance schedule. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mia Rocchio, Jeff Church, & More in Burbage Theatre Company's THE TAMING OF THE SHREWPhoto Flash: Mia Rocchio, Jeff Church, & More in Burbage Theatre Company's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

The Burbage Theatre Company presents a new take on 'The Taming of the Shrew' by William Shakespeare, for a limited run of seven performances at the William Hall Library in Cranston, RI. Burbage Theatre Company. Artistic Director Jeff directs this whimsical farce about how we fall in love and the consequences that come with who we end up with. Check out a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Richard Nelson's THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS to Launch European TourRichard Nelson's THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS to Launch European Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that Richard Nelson's award-winning THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS: SCENES FROM LIFE IN THE COUNTRY will tour Europe for five weeks beginning April 23 at The Find Festival in Berlin. The other tour venues include The May International Festival in Weisbaden, Germany; The Brighton Festival in the United Kingdom; and the Vienna Festival in Austria where the tour will conclude on May 23. The tour is being produced by David Eden, Executive Producer for David Eden Productions, and co-produced and general managed by Tim Smith for Pemberley Productions. (more...)

San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Holds Annual GalaSan Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Holds Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle celebrated theater excellence at its annual gala awards ceremony March 9, 2015 in San Francisco. (more...)

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW to Play New Wimbledon Theatre, Begin. May 26THE TAMING OF THE SHREW to Play New Wimbledon Theatre, Begin. May 26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

The Taming of the Shrew will run May 26th - June 20th, 2015 at New Wimbledon Studio. Press Night: May 27th 2015, 7:45pm. (more...)

Shakespeare Uncovered Preview: KING LEAR with Christopher PlummerShakespeare Uncovered Preview: KING LEAR with Christopher Plummer
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 29, 2015

In the second episode of Shakespeare Uncovered II, airing at 10:00 pm on January 30th, Christopher Plummer explores Shakespeare's great tragedy, KING LEAR. It is a role he knows well, having played the doomed king in a critically acclaimed production that was directed by Sir Jonathan Miller. (more...)

DI AND VIV AND ROSE Opens at the Vaudeville Theatre TonightDI AND VIV AND ROSE Opens at the Vaudeville Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Hampstead Theatre's critically acclaimed production Di and Viv and Rose opens at the Vaudeville Theatre tonight 29 January 2015. Anna Mackmin returns to direct Amelia Bullmore's funny and insightful comedy about female friendship. Tamzin Outhwaite* reprises her role as Di and will be joined by Samantha Spiro as Viv and Jenna Russell as Rose. (more...)

Shakespeare Uncovered Preview: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM with Hugh BonnevilleShakespeare Uncovered Preview: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM with Hugh Bonneville
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 28, 2015

Get ready Shakespeare lovers! Shakespeare Uncovered returns to PBS this Friday, January 30th. Like the first series, the second celebrity-hosted installment will cover a wealth of information, including a look at some iconic performances, historical and biographical data, and new analysis by noted scholars and guests, all of which will open up six of Shakespeare's greatest plays. (more...)

Anne Hathaway to Star in GROUNDED at the Public; Julie Taymor Directs!Anne Hathaway to Star in GROUNDED at the Public; Julie Taymor Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that George Brant's spellbinding, ripped-from-the-headlines play GROUNDED, with Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway, has been added to the 2014-15 downtown season. Directed by Academy Award nominee and two-time Tony Award winner Julie Taymor, GROUNDED marks the return to the Public Theater stage for Hathaway who played Viola in the 2009 Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night. GROUNDED will begin performances in the Anspacher Theater on Tuesday, April 7 and run through Sunday, May 17, with an official press opening on Thursday, April 23. (more...)

Submissions Now Open for Adams Shakespeare Theatre's 2015 Farewell Art ExhibitSubmissions Now Open for Adams Shakespeare Theatre's 2015 Farewell Art Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

To celebrate and commemorate the final season in the historic Adams Shakespearean Theatre, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is sponsoring a juried exhibition of artistic depictions of this beloved and beautiful building. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Announce 'Scholars' Season for THE TAMING OF THE SHREWLantern Theater Company Announce 'Scholars' Season for THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Lantern Theater Company's Scholars: In Conversation presents Desire, Dance and Dynamic Women in The Taming of the Shrew on three consecutive Monday evenings - April 6, 13 and 20 - at 7 PM. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: A First Look at the Cast of Stratford's THE SOUND OF MUSICBWW Exclusive: A First Look at the Cast of Stratford's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Alan Henry - Feb 9, 2015

I'm very pleased to announce that BroadwayWorld Toronto has exclusive photos from this morning's first rehearsal of The Stratford Festival's The Sound of Music. See the exclusive photos of the cast in action in our photo gallery! (more...)

Lantern Theater Company to Present THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, 3/19-5/3Lantern Theater Company to Present THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, 3/19-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

The battle of the sexes becomes a sensual tango in Lantern Theater Company's production of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, running March 19-May 3. Directed by Charles McMahon, the production features David Bardeen, K.O. DelMarcelle, Nathan Foley, J Hernandez, Dave Johnson, Joanna Liao, Ahren Potratz, Matt Tallman, and Bradley K. Wrenn. (more...)

Billy Porter Will Lead All-Male TAMING OF THE SHREW at Shakespeare Theatre Company; Full Season Announced!Billy Porter Will Lead All-Male TAMING OF THE SHREW at Shakespeare Theatre Company; Full Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

With the third and fourth shows of the Shakespeare Theatre Company's current season underway, Artistic Director Michael Kahn announced today the Company's 2015-2016 Season. Kahn has put together a season of contrasts and striking new voices, with international directors and adaptors bringing provocative approaches to the classics to Washington, D.C. (more...)

Shakespeare Uncovered Preview: OTHELLO with David HarewoodShakespeare Uncovered Preview: OTHELLO with David Harewood
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 5, 2015

In the fourth installment of Shakespeare Uncovered - Series 2, David Harewood asks a very difficult question. Could you kill a person you love? Shakespeare made his audience confront that question when he created the character of Othello 400 years ago. It holds a key to understanding how such a strong warrior could end up so vulnerable that he would actually consider killing his wife. Harewood says, 'Whether you love him or hate him, we have to understand Othello. If you don't understand Othello, I don't think you understand yourself.' (more...)

Shakespeare Uncovered Preview: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW with Morgan FreemanShakespeare Uncovered Preview: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW with Morgan Freeman
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 4, 2015

Is it sexist or subversive? Morgan Freeman says he's always seen The Taming of the Shrew as a country tale, one that he feels is Shakespeare's most compelling comedy. In the next episode of Shakespeare Uncovered, Freeman takes a look at the play and explores that question, as well as what is at the heart of it all, love. (more...)

Morgan Freeman Set for PBS' SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED: 'The Taming of the Shrew, 2/6Morgan Freeman Set for PBS' SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED: 'The Taming of the Shrew, 2/6
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

This week on PBS' SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED, Morgan Freeman and 'The Taming of the Shrew' and David Harewood and 'OTHELLO'. The episode airs Friday, FEBRUARY 6, 2015 AT 9PM & 10PM (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Previews for PBS' SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED with Morgan Freeman and David Harewood!STAGE TUBE: Watch Previews for PBS' SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED with Morgan Freeman and David Harewood!
by Stage Tube - Feb 3, 2015

The next episodes of PBS' SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED features The Taming of the Shrew with Morgan Freeman (Friday, February 6, 2015 at 9 p.m.) and Othello with David Harewood (Friday, February 6, 2015 at 10 p.m.). Check out previews for the episodes below! (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Host FLYIN' WEST Playreading, 3/9Westport Country Playhouse to Host FLYIN' WEST Playreading, 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Continuing its 2014-15 Script in Hand playreading series featuring women playwrights, Westport Country Playhouse will present Pearl Cleage's humorous and gripping "Flyin' West," on Monday, March 9, at 7 p.m. Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each. (more...)

Amy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old GlobeAmy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Old Globe is delighted to welcome one of the true geniuses of the American theatre, Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman, who makes her long-awaited San Diego directing debut with an enchanting theatrical spectacle with live music and sumptuous visuals, The White Snake, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. The Southern California Premiere of The White Snake, written and directed by Zimmerman, will run March 21 through April 26 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 21 through 25. Opening night is Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Virginia Stage Company to Present New Reinvention of THE TAMING OF THE SHREWVirginia Stage Company to Present New Reinvention of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Virginia Stage Company (VSC) presents its highly anticipated new production The Taming of the Shrew as a synthpop musical with original music and lyrics by local musician and producer Jacki Paolella. VSC's Shrew has a little bit of everything, costumes and glam, music you can dance to and a very sexy cast of killer musicians and singers. (more...)

Burbage Theatre Company to Present THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Begin. 3/5Burbage Theatre Company to Present THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Begin. 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Burbage Theatre Company presents a new take on 'The Taming of the Shrew' by William Shakespeare, for a limited run of seven performances at the William Hall Library in Cranston, RI. Burbage Theatre Company Artistic Director Jeff Church directs this whimsical farce about how we fall in love and the consequences that come with who we end up with. (more...)

DI AND VIV AND ROSE to Close Next Month at the VaudevilleDI AND VIV AND ROSE to Close Next Month at the Vaudeville
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Hampstead Theatre's critically acclaimed production Di and Viv and Rose opened at the Vaudeville Theatre on 29 January 2015 and will now close early on 14 March 2015, according to the show's website. (more...)

BREWS AND BANTER Kicks Off 2/26 at FolgerBREWS AND BANTER Kicks Off 2/26 at Folger
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Earlier this season, Folger Theatre announced plans to expand programming towards young patrons with Brews and Banter, a new pre-show behind-the-scenes conversation about the plays being performed on the Folger stage. Patrons are encouraged to peek behind the curtain with Folger actors engage with the greatest literature in the world at the world's largest Shakespeare library. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/20/15- THE TAMING OF THE SHREWSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/20/15- THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by Stage Tube - Feb 20, 2015

Today in 1957, The Taming of the Shrew openend at the Phoenix Theatre, where it ran for 23 performances. A comedy by William Shakespeare, the play is believed to have been written between 1590 and 1591. The main plot depicts the courtship of Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, and Katherina, the headstrong, obdurate shrew. Initially, Katherina is an unwilling participant in the relationship, but Petruchio tempers her with various psychological torments-the 'taming'-until she becomes a compliant and obedient bride. The subplot features a competition between the suitors of Katherina's more desirable sister, Bianca. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present HENRY V, 2/18-3/22Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present HENRY V, 2/18-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents Henry V from February 18 - March 22, 2015 in the Goldman Theater. Under the direction of Artistic Director Jim Helsinger, Shakespeare's history play tells the story of King Henry V of England during the Hundred Years' War. Henry V is part of the Theater's Classic Repertory Series, playing concurrently with To Kill a Mockingbird (January 21 - March 8) and The Merry Wives of Windsor (February 4 - March 7). Tickets to all three productions are available by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Sets Summer 2015 Creative Arts CampsOrlando Shakespeare Theater Sets Summer 2015 Creative Arts Camps
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF unveils its Creative Arts Camps for Summer 2015. With a selection of sixteen different camps running from June 8 - August 7, 2015, the Theater offers something for every age and level of experience. Each camp is taught by theater professionals, and designed to ignite the imagination, inspire creativity, and teach life skills. Space can be reserved by calling the Box Office at (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 E. Rollins St.). (more...)

The Old Globe to Celebrate Its 80th Anniversary at Balboa Park Centennial CelebrationThe Old Globe to Celebrate Its 80th Anniversary at Balboa Park Centennial Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The Old Globe will celebrate its 80th Anniversary as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration with a full roster of great plays in its regular season and a Summer Season featuring Shakespeare on stage and in film, along with our popular ongoing programs. (more...)

David Calder, Mark Dexter & More to Join West End's THE AUDIENCEDavid Calder, Mark Dexter & More to Join West End's THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Joining Kristin Scott Thomas as The Queen in a new and updated version of Peter Morgan's The Audience are David Calder as Winston Churchill, Mark Dexter as David Cameron, Michael Gould as John Major, Gordon Kennedy as Gordon Brown, Sylvestra Le Touzel as Margaret Thatcher, David Robb as Anthony Eden and Nicholas Woodeson as Harold Wilson. David Peart plays the Equerry, Charlotte Moore will play Bobo MacDonald and Private Secretary, Marnie Brighton, Madeleine Jackson-Smith and Izzy Meikle-Small will alternate in the role of Young Elizabeth and Matt Plumb and Harry Feltham will play the footmen. (more...)

MUSIC HALL, Starring Jeffrey Binder, Comes to 59E59, 3/25-4/12MUSIC HALL, Starring Jeffrey Binder, Comes to 59E59, 3/25-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer, Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome TUTA Theatre Chicago with MUSIC HALL, written by Jean-Luc Lagarce and directed by Zeljko Djukic. MUSIC HALL begins performances on Wednesday, March 25 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 12. Press Opening is Tuesday, March 31 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

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