Lisa Wolpe to Bring SHAKESPEARE AND THE ALCHEMY OF GENDER to Orlando Shakespeare TheaterLisa Wolpe to Bring SHAKESPEARE AND THE ALCHEMY OF GENDER to Orlando Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

?Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents Lisa Wolpe's Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender. Created and performed by visionary theatre artist Lisa Wolpe, Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender is a globally acclaimed one-woman show that offers a unique celebration of cross-gender Shakespeare. Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender will be performed in the Margeson Theater on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Alex Macqueen, Claudie Blakley & More Join Cast of Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE PAINKILLERAlex Macqueen, Claudie Blakley & More Join Cast of Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE PAINKILLER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

It is announced today that Claudie Blakley, Marcus Fraser, Mark Hadfield and Alex Macqueen will join previously confirmed cast members Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's new comedy The Painkiller. The fifth production in the Plays at the Garrick season will play from 5 March until 30 April with press night on 17 March. (more...)

MIRANDO THE GAY TEMPEST to Play The Lion and Unicorn TheatreMIRANDO THE GAY TEMPEST to Play The Lion and Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Award-winning Theatre North bring their exuberant one-man adaptation of  The Tempest to the newly re-opened Lion and Unicorn Theatre for a two week run, presenting a distinctive blend of physical theatre and Shakespeare's gloriously romantic text in intimate surroundings. (more...)

Norfolk & Norwich Festival Announces 2016 ProgrammingNorfolk & Norwich Festival Announces 2016 Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Norfolk & Norwich Festival, one of the biggest arts festivals in the UK, has today announced further events for its 2016 Festival. With the full programme still to be announced, further highlights revealed today include a brand new production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest directed by Artistic Director of Norfolk & Norwich Festival William Galinsky at the Great Yarmouth Hippodrome - Britain's only surviving purpose circus building erected in 1903 and Wild Life, an extraordinary collaboration between CAMPO's Artistic Collaborator Pol Heyvaert and young singer-songwriters from across Norfolk. Wild Life developed organically from the lives of the performers, and focuses on the songs they have written and what science tells us about how teenagers' brains work. The Festival have also announced Fierce Light, the world premiere event and exhibition from 14-18 NOW bringing together poets of international standing with contemporary film makers and visual artists to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War, Chris Thorpe's acclaimed plays Confirmation and Am I Dead Yet? about political extremism and what happens when we die respectively, an evening of French song and poetry with the powerful and unconventional ensemble troupe, I Fagiolini, a one-night only performance by the sensational singer-songwriter and political activist Billy Bragg and the English indie band Tindersticks. (more...)

Canadian Stage's Upcoming Season Criticized For Lack Of DiversityCanadian Stage's Upcoming Season Criticized For Lack Of Diversity
by Michael Dale - Jan 27, 2016

Artistic director Matthew Jocelyn defends the company's history of inclusion. (more...)

Olivier Nominee HETTY FEATHER to Make U.S. Premiere in FloridaOlivier Nominee HETTY FEATHER to Make U.S. Premiere in Florida
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Olivier Award nominated Rose Theatre Kingston production of Jacqueline Wilson's critically acclaimed Hetty Feather today announces an international transfer to the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Florida for a limited run from 2 to 26 June 2016. Currently enjoying a major UK tour, the production continues on to Chichester Festival Theatre on 27 January followed by Nottingham Theatre Royal, Oxford Playhouse, Leicester Curve, Rose Theatre Kingston, Southampton Mayflower Theatre, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Clywd Theatr Cymru, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Cardiff New Theatre completing the run at Cheltenham Everyman Theatre before travelling to Sarasota, Florida for its US premiere. (more...)

Norm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and MoreNorm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Norm Lewis, the Tony Award-nominated Broadway star of The Phantom of the Opera, Porgy & Bess and more, has been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

The Watermill Announces Cast of ROMEO AND JULIETThe Watermill Announces Cast of ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Artistic and Executive Director, Paul Hart today announces the company for his new production of Romeo and Juliet, the opening production of his inaugural season at The Watermill Theatre. Romeo and Juliet runs from 25 February until 2 April, with a press night on Monday 29 February. (more...)

John R. Hamilton Mock Trial Features Celebrity Judges and Orlando Shakespeare Theater ActorsJohn R. Hamilton Mock Trial Features Celebrity Judges and Orlando Shakespeare Theater Actors
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF will hold its 8th Annual John R. Hamilton Mock Trial on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center. This year Mother Nature will be put on trial for the havoc she's wrought on the characters in two of Shakespeare's productions, The Tempest and Pericles. (more...)

HAMILTON's Daveed Diggs Joins BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! LineupHAMILTON's Daveed Diggs Joins BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Daveed Diggs - one of the breakout stars of the Broadway musical HAMILTON - has joined the line-up for BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! - the sixth annual concert, featuring Broadway stars in an evening of music and comedy that benefits the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, it has been announced by the event organizers.  BROADWAY BELTS takes a leap this Leap Year and will be presented at a larger venue due to increased demand with more glamour, more songs, more seats (!) on Sadie Hawkins Day, Monday, February 29 at 7 pm at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47 St.) in New York City. (more...)

London Classic Theatre to Launch New Tour of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTYLondon Classic Theatre to Launch New Tour of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Following successful tours of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 2015, today London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot announces a new production of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party. Cabot directs a cast including Jonathan Ashley (Goldberg), Gareth Bennett-Ryan (Stanley), Cheryl Kennedy (Meg), Ged McKenna (Petey), Declan Rodgers (McCann) and Imogen Wilde (Lulu). The production tours to 37 venues around the UK this spring/summer, starting at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham on 17 February. (more...)

THE TEMPEST to Play Theatre NorthTHE TEMPEST to Play Theatre North
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

"We are such stuff as dreams are made on…." Award-winning Theatre North bring their exuberant one-man adaptation of The Tempest to the leading off-West End Jermyn Street Theatre, presenting a distinctive blend of physical theatre and Shakespeare's gloriously romantic text for one performance only on Valentines Day. (more...)

George Takei, Danielle Brooks, Jessica Hecht & More Set for Theatre Forward's Annual Broadway RoundtableGeorge Takei, Danielle Brooks, Jessica Hecht & More Set for Theatre Forward's Annual Broadway Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 13th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, January 29th at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Announces 2016-17 Season - MADAME BUTTERFLY, MOBY DICK and More!The Dallas Opera Announces 2016-17 Season - MADAME BUTTERFLY, MOBY DICK and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce its spectacular 2016-2017 Season, consisting of five brilliant mainstage productions, including two repertoire classics never before performed by this company.  (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater & UCF to Present THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES, 2/24-3/26Orlando Shakespeare Theater & UCF to Present THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES, 2/24-3/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents a modern verse translation of The Adventures of Pericles from February 24 - March 26, 2016 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Pirates and shipwrecks, combat tournaments, and murder plots set the stage for Shakespeare's romantic adventure, Pericles. Tickets to The Adventures of Pericles are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Announces Full Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOFTheatr Clwyd Announces Full Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

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Antony Raymond's YEAH, I MET THIS GIRL... to Premiere at UNDER St. MarksAntony Raymond's YEAH, I MET THIS GIRL... to Premiere at UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Antony Raymond's new play, yeah, I met this girl... will have its World Premiere at UNDER St. Marks Theatre on January 28th. Raymond also serves as director. (more...)

Target Margin Theater to Stage DRUNKEN WITH WHAT; Previews Begin in FebruaryTarget Margin Theater to Stage DRUNKEN WITH WHAT; Previews Begin in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Kicking off the 2016 spring season, Target Margin Theater presents a special treatment of Eugene O'Neill's epicMourning Becomes Electra. Drunken With What, presented at the Abrons Arts Center's historic Playhouse in February 2016, is the first in a series of studies of key scenes in the Mourning Becomes Electra trilogy and will offer audiences a deep reflection on the seminal work. Previews will begin on February 11th, 2016 with an opening night set for February 15th, 2016. Tickets will be $30. (more...)

Orpheum Family Series to Present Memphis Premiere of AGUA FURIOSAOrpheum Family Series to Present Memphis Premiere of AGUA FURIOSA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

?On Friday, February 19th at 6:30 PM, the Orpheum's Family Series offers a Memphis premiere of Contra-Tiempo's newest work, Agua Furiosa, at the Orpheum Theatre. Bold and multilingual, the Los Angeles-based dance company Contra-Tiempo is dedicated to transforming the world through dance. (more...)

Paper Canoe Theater Company to Present LIGHT: A DARK COMEDYPaper Canoe Theater Company to Present LIGHT: A DARK COMEDY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

 Paper Canoe Theater Company, a devised theatre company for families, presents Light: A Dark Comedy by Greg Steinbruner, in partnership with Triskelion Arts, at the Muriel Schulman Theater. (more...)

LaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert LineupLaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) have been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

Provincetown Theater Sets 2016 SeasonProvincetown Theater Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Provincetown Theater's new Executive Artistic Director, Tristan DiVincenzo has announced the theater's extensive 2016 season.  The year will explore a highly adventurous mix of theatre styles including: Shakespearean comedy; the side splitting farce of Oscar Wilde; the ground breaking dramatic work of Eugene O'Neill; the absurdism of Samuel Beckett and a completely re-imagined "A Christmas Carol".   (more...)

Free Concert BRITANNICA V: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Set for Brooklyn Public LibraryFree Concert BRITANNICA V: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Set for Brooklyn Public Library
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

  On Sunday, February 14th, 2016 BASS returns to the Brooklyn Public Library to present a program featuring songs on texts by William Shakespeare.  (more...)

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Premieres Sneak Peek at 'Hoover Dam: The Musical' on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: Alan Cumming Premieres Sneak Peek at 'Hoover Dam: The Musical' on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Alan Cumming premiered a sneak peek of his new upcoming Broadway musical HOOVER DAM: THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Jason Patric to Star in Season Two of WAYWARD PINES on FOXJason Patric to Star in Season Two of WAYWARD PINES on FOX
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Jason Patric (“Rush,” “Narc”) has been cast in a leading role in WAYWARD PINES, the hit psychological thriller event series returning for a second season this summer on FOX. (more...)

Robert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia RashadRobert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia Rashad
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES begins previews on Tuesday, March 15 in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for FAMILIAR's First PreviewPlaywrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for FAMILIAR's First Preview
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

  Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Wednesday, February 3, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their New York premiere of FAMILIAR, a new play by Obie Award winner Danai Gurira (the Broadway-bound Eclipsed, In the Continuum, The Convert, Michonne on AMC's "The Walking Dead").  Directed by Rebecca Taichman (Stage Kiss, Milk Like Sugar at PH; The Oldest Boy; Marie Antoinette; Luck of the Irish; Orlando), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season.    (more...)

Jack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAYJack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this "sure-fire, action packed hit" (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a "sensational night of theater" (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

CRT to Present Jane Austen's SENSE AND SENSIBILITYCRT to Present Jane Austen's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

?Connecticut Repertory Theatre will present Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility by adapted for the stage by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan as the fourth show of its 2015-2016 season. The show is directed by Kristin Wold, a faculty member at UConn and member of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA.  Sense and Sensibility will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from February 25 through March 6, 2016. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486 2113. (more...)

BWW Review: Joseph Haj's Guthrie Debut Resurrects Love in Glorious PERICLESBWW Review: Joseph Haj's Guthrie Debut Resurrects Love in Glorious PERICLES
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 2, 2016

The heavens appear to open above the Minneapolis audience when a cloud filled sky hovers over the stage in the' Guthrie Theater's Wurtele Thrust Stage this winter. Artistic debuts abound in the company's glorious new production of William Shakespeare's Pericles, named one of the Washington Post's 2015 top ten productions in American theater. The production arrives in association with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and The Folger Theatre where incoming Artistic Director Joseph Haj transports the city to this ancient tale placed on and around the Mediterranean Sea where redemption washes like water over Shakespeare's heroes and heroines at the story's end. (more...)

Josette Simon Joins Mel Giedroyc in UK Premiere of LUCE at Southwark PlayhouseJosette Simon Joins Mel Giedroyc in UK Premiere of LUCE at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Josette Simon joins the previously announced Mel Giedroyc to lead the cast of the UK premiere of JC Lee's play LUCE, which will run at London's Southwark Playhouse from 9 March to 2 April 2016, with a Press Night on Friday 11 March 2016. (more...)

Barbican Announces Full Line-up for SHAKESPEARE WEEKENDER: PLAY ONBarbican Announces Full Line-up for SHAKESPEARE WEEKENDER: PLAY ON
by marianka swain - Feb 12, 2016

Next month, the Barbican devotes a whole weekend to 400th anniversary celebrations of the Bard. The centre's spaces will be filled with interactive workshops, talks, installations and performances, drawn from the worlds of theatre, dances, art and music across the UK. Artists will be giving their modern responses to Shakespeare's work, offering audiences a range of surprising and offbeat events. (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct LUNA GALE at Cleveland Play HouseAustin Pendleton to Direct LUNA GALE at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Cleveland Play House's (CPH) monumental 100th Season continues with the regional premiere of LUNA GALE. CPH welcomes back film and stage legend Austin Pendleton to direct this contemporary drama that begs the question 'To whom do you belong?' Written by Rebecca Gilman, recipient of the 2015 Roe Green Award, LUNA GALE runs February 27 - March 20 in the intimate Allen Theatre. (more...)

Rifco Sets Full Cast of LAILA: THE MUSICALRifco Sets Full Cast of LAILA: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Rifco Artistic Director Pravesh Kumar today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Laila: The Musical. Kumar directs Reece Bahia, Ravin J Ganatra, Mona Goodwin, Kush Khanna, Sami Lamine, Sheena Patel, Vedi Roy, Shin and Yinka Williams in the production which opens at Watford Palace Theatre on 7 April. Laila then tours to The New Wolsey Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Warwick Arts Centre, Queen's Theatre Hornchurch, Theatre Royal Windsor and The Lowry. (more...)

RSC Collaborates on SHAKESPEARE IN ART Exhibition at Compton VerneyRSC Collaborates on SHAKESPEARE IN ART Exhibition at Compton Verney
by marianka swain - Feb 11, 2016

As part of the Bard's 400th anniversary celebrations, the gallery at Compton Verney in Warwickshire - which is just nine miles away from Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon - has joined forces with the RSC to create a new exhibition. SHAKESPEARE IN ART: TEMPESTS, TYRANTS AND TRAGEDY, opening next month, pays tribute to a playwright whose work has inspired countless artists over the centuries, from Sargent, Fuseli, Rossetti, Blake and Watts to Romney, Karl Weschke, Kate Tempest and Tom Hunter. (more...)

Georgia Ensemble Theatre to Present PETER AND THE STARCATCHERGeorgia Ensemble Theatre to Present PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

?Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, will produce the exclusive Georgia premiere of the five-time Tony Award-winning musical play, Peter and the Starcatcher.  This delightful show filled with adventure will run February 25 through March 13, 2016 at the Theatre's home, the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA. GET and Atlanta favorite Heidi Cline McKerley directs the show, which was written by Rick Elice and is based on the New York Times best-selling novel "Peter and the Starcatchers" by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. This production is generously sponsored by Edward Jones Investments, Paul Lang - Investment Advisor. (more...)

Lookingglass to Stage Federico Garcia Lorca's BLOOD WEDDING, 3/2-4/24Lookingglass to Stage Federico Garcia Lorca's BLOOD WEDDING, 3/2-4/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

?Lookingglass Theatre Company continues its 28th Season with Federico Garcia Lorca's Blood Wedding, translated by Michael Dewell and Carmen Zapata, and directed by Ensemble Member Daniel Ostling. Blood Wedding runs March 2 - April 24, 2016 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth's 47th Season to Include HENRY V, THE ILLUSION & MoreTheater at Monmouth's 47th Season to Include HENRY V, THE ILLUSION & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

?For 2016 Theater at Monmouth invites you to unleash your inner Francophile for their Vive la France season! What do an unproven king, a swordsman with an astonishing nose, four pairs of lovers running amuck, and two meddling fathers with wayward children have in common? They are all part of TAM's 47th Vive la France season featuring plays that simmer, sizzle, and surprise. (more...)

Saint Sebastian Players' THE TEMPEST Opens 2/19Saint Sebastian Players' THE TEMPEST Opens 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

 The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) continue their 35th season with the late Shakespeare work The Tempest. Performances begin during Chicago Theatre Week with a preview February 18 and continue February 19–March 13 at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey (enter on Marshfield), Chicago.  (more...)

Saint Sebastian Players' THE TEMPEST Opens 2/19Saint Sebastian Players' THE TEMPEST Opens 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

 The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) continue their 35th season with the late Shakespeare work The Tempest. Performances begin during Chicago Theatre Week with a preview February 18 and continue February 19-March 13 at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey (enter on Marshfield), Chicago.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Jane Horrocks and Company in Rehearsal for IF YOU KISS ME, KISS ME at the Young VicPhoto Flash: Jane Horrocks and Company in Rehearsal for IF YOU KISS ME, KISS ME at the Young Vic
by marianka swain - Feb 10, 2016

New Wave storms the Young Vic next month in an anarchic world premiere conceived by Jane Horrocks and Aletta Collins. Horrocks, star of LITTLE VOICE, performs with a live band and company of dancers directed and choreographed by Collins, who was responsible for Bend It Like Beckham's choreography and music staging. IF YOU KISS ME, KISS ME, which conjures the rebel spirit, disillusionment and messy relationships of the UK's 1970s-80s music scene, hits the Young Vic's main house on March 10 and opens on March 16, running until April 16. (more...)

Inside Asolo Rep Event Slated for ALL THE WAY, GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNERInside Asolo Rep Event Slated for ALL THE WAY, GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Asolo Rep presents Inside Asolo Rep: ALL THE WAY and GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER on February 24, 2016. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents MANON, 3/4The Dallas Opera Presents MANON, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

 The Dallas Opera resumes the 2015-2016 Season in early spring with Jules Massenet's heart-wrenching and seductive tale of love, lust, and spectacularly bad choices: MANON, opening March 4, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House for the first of four performances. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN, MACBETH & More Set for Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2016–17 SeasonTHE SECRET GARDEN, MACBETH & More Set for Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2016–17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Following the successes of the first half of this season-from the multiple Helen Hayes Award nominations for Salome and Kiss Me, Kate, to the critical acclaim of The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound-Artistic Director Michael Kahn announced today the Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season. Kahn has put together a season of new debuts of both artists and works, and one with innovative adaptations and classic tragedies that continue STC's mission to re-think, re-work, and re-introduce classic texts and themes to its contemporary D.C. audiences. (more...)

Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY, Starring Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More, Begins TonightEncores! CABIN IN THE SKY, Starring Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Harvey Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz-filled fable CABIN IN THE SKY, running for seven performances for Encores! at New York City Center, tonight, February 10, through February 14. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Mercury Theatre Colchester's UK Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARKFull Cast Set for Mercury Theatre Colchester's UK Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Artistic Director of Mercury Theatre Colchester Daniel Buckroyd today announces the full company for the UK regional premiere production of Bruce Norris' acclaimed play Clybourne Park which opens at the company's home base ahead of a national tour - Ben Deery (Karl / Steve), Dan Gaisford(Kenneth), Rebecca Manley (Bev / Kathy), Rebecca Oldfield (Betsey / Lindsey), Gloria Onitiri (Francine / Lena), Wole Sawyerr (Albert / Kevin), William Troughton (Jim / Tom) and Mark Womack (Dan / Russ). The production opens on 15 April as part of the Made in Colchester Season, with previews from 8 April and runs until 23 April. It is the first time the production will be seen in the UK outside of London. (more...)

Alexandra Wood's MERIT to Receive London PremiereAlexandra Wood's MERIT to Receive London Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Directed by Tom Littler. Designed by Phil Lindley. Sound by Max Pappenheim. Lighting by Rob Mills. (more...)

Minnesota Orchestra to Return to Carnegie Hall with All-Sibelius ProgramMinnesota Orchestra to Return to Carnegie Hall with All-Sibelius Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

On Thursday, March 3, at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Music Director Osmo Vanska leads the Minnesota Orchestra in an all-Sibelius program, performing the symphonies nos. 1 and 3 as well as the Violin Concerto in D Minor featuring soloist Hilary Hahn. A pre-concert talk at 7:00 p.m. features Glenda Dawn Goss of the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. (more...)

MISS NIGHTINGALE THE MUSICAL to Play Coventry's Belgrade Theatre This MonthMISS NIGHTINGALE THE MUSICAL to Play Coventry's Belgrade Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Now on its fifth and final UK tour, the smash-hit touring show, Miss Nightingale The Musical comes to Coventry from Tues 9 - Sat 13 Feb featuring a cast of multi-talented performers. (more...)

Victoria Clark, Cynthia Erivo & More Sign on for CSC's THE LADIES WHO SING SONDHEIM BenefitVictoria Clark, Cynthia Erivo & More Sign on for CSC's THE LADIES WHO SING SONDHEIM Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Some of Broadway's most talented musical leading ladies will come together in The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim, a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company on Monday, March 14 at Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway) helmed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who will become the company's new Artistic Director in July. The evening will include performances from Sondheim's canon by Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Joaquina Kalukango(The Color Purple), Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, CSC's Passion), Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me, Kate) and Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof). Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

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