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BWW Interview: Leon Lopez On The RSC's THE ROVER and THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN
by Marianka Swain - Sep 7, 2016

Leon Lopez has had an unusual career trajectory, from pop group A:M and TV soaps like Brookside and EastEnders to musical theatre (including Rent and We Will Rock You) and directing independent films. He's currently working with the RSC, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Swan Theatre with productions of plays that were performed there in 1986: The Two Noble Kinsmen, playing now, and The Rover, opening tomorrow. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare's enduring political tragedy, Julius Caesar from October 28 - December 7, 2014. Robert Richmond (Richard III and Henry V at Folger) directs the epic portrait of the battle between ambition and honor, conspiracy and loyalty, leading an outstanding ensemble including Anthony Cochrane (Broadway's War Horse and Folger's Henry VIII) as the honorable Marcus Brutus, and Maurice Jones, making his Folger Theatre debut as Caesar's closest ally, Mark Antony. (more...)

HAMLET Gets Nineties Evangelical Makeover with Bonneville Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Bonneville Theater Company presents a new contemporary take on William Shakespeare's Hamlet, set in a 1990s evangelical charismatic Christian church. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, Opens 2014-15 Season at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare's enduring political tragedy, Julius Caesar from tonight, October 28 - December 7, 2014. (more...)

Teaching Artists from Shakespeare's Globe to Lead Workshops with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's PROJECT38 Teachers!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

A pair of teaching artists from Shakespeare's Globe in London will be visiting the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company on October 22 to facilitate a day of workshops for the CSC artist-educators and the local teachers involved in this year's PROJECT38. PROJECT38 is an educational celebration of the thirty-eight plays in Shakespeare's canon in which each of over forty schools in the greater Cincinnati area explore one of Shakespeare's plays, facilitated by classroom visits from a CSC artist-educator; the project culminates in the spring in a weekend-long arts festival in which students present a series of performances and visual art projects created in response to their assigned play. (more...)

Brave Spirits Theatre Performs A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Brave Spirits Theatre is proud to announce the opening of its first year­round season, beginning with a repertory of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Shakespeare and John Fletcher's The Two Noble Kinsmen. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Stage Adaptation of BEN HUR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Full casting is announced today for Ben Hur - Tim Carroll directs Alix Dunmore, Richard Durden, John Hopkins and Ben Jones. The production opens on 24 November, with previews from 19 November, and runs until 9 January 2016. (more...)

Casting Announced for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Casting announced for The Fitzrovia Radio Hour's unique take on Charles Dickens' classic tale at The Vaults, Waterloo. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brave Spirits Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Brave Spirits Theatre opens its first year­round season, beginning with a repertory of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Shakespeare and John Fletcher's The Two Noble Kinsmen. Scroll down for a first look at the actors onstage! (more...)

Brian Sills to Star in KC Rep's THE SANTALAND DIARIES This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 2015-16 season  with the return of David Sedaris' THE SANTALAND DIARIES, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen and starring Brian Sills as Crumpet the Elf. (more...)

KC Rep's SANTALAND to Run 12/6-24 at Copaken Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 50th anniversary celebration with the return of David Sedaris' The Santaland Diaries, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen. This hilarious send-up of David Sedaris' tale of elfin' woe in his brief, misguided career as a Macy's elf, skewers the sentimental love of all things Christmas. This show will feature Brian Sills, who starred in last year's production as Crumpet, the disgruntled Macy's holiday elf. Shanna Jones, whom audiences saw open the production last year as one half of The Shenanigans, will perform holiday musical numbers during the performance. Performances run December 6 through 24 at KC Rep's downtown Copaken Stage in the Power & Light District. Press night is Thursday, December 11, 7pm curtain. This performance, as a work of satire, contains material that might be objectionable to some audiences. Appropriate for ages 16 and up. Past production high resolution photos can be found here. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cincinnati - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 4, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/04/2014 for Cincinnati (more...)

Photo Flash: More Photos Released from the Underling Productions' THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2014

'Underling Productions' The Two Noble Kinsmen opened on Wednesday to a sold out house at Theatre 54. Underling Productions' third main stage production features Cameron Berner, Katie Fanning, Michael Goldstein, Sean Lounsbury, Emily Philio, Jake Pino, Glenn Provost, Marielle Renee Rousseau, Matt Shaw, Rebecca Smithee, and Elise Williams. The Two Noble Kinsmen is written by John Fletcher and William Shakespeare and is directed by Underling's Executive Director, Allyson Capetta. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Underling Productions' THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

'Underling Productions' The Two Noble Kinsmen opened on Wednesday to a sold out house at Theatre 54. Underling Productions' third main stage production features Cameron Berner, Katie Fanning, Michael Goldstein, Sean Lounsbury, Emily Philio, Jake Pino, Glenn Provost, Marielle Renee Rousseau, Matt Shaw, Rebecca Smithee, and Elise Williams. The Two Noble Kinsmen is written by John Fletcher and William Shakespeare and is directed by Underling's Executive Director, Allyson Capetta. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

This May, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to become one of the first five theaters in the United States to 'Complete the Canon' by producing all 38 plays by William Shakespeare. The final play needed to 'Complete the Canon' is William Shakespeare's 'The Two Noble Kinsmen', which CSC will open tonight, May 2, 2014. This production is generously sponsored by Charles Parsons and Bill McKim and the Canon Club. The design sponsor is PNC Bank. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cincinnati - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/18/2014 for Cincinnati (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare's PRIVATE LIVES to Open 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Cincinnati Shakespeare will present the final production in their 20th Anniversary season, Noel Coward's "Private Lives". This sparkling comedy is the perfect ending to a fantastic season at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company! The design is generously sponsored by Thompson Hine. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cincinnati - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Cincinnati (more...)

Eric Coble's FAIRFIELD Makes World Premiere at Cleveland Play House Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Cleveland Play House's 99th season will draw to a close with an equal dose of hilarity and heart with the world premiere production of Fairfield. (more...)

Brave Spirits Theatre Presents THE INCEST REP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Theatre for the Game of Thrones fan: In two plays from Shakespeare's contemporaries, brothers and sisters defy the greatest taboo and fall in love. Incestuous passion threatens to overcome reason, but to very different results. Brave Spirits Theatre pairs John Ford's gruesome tragedy,'Tis Pity She's a Whore, with Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher's rarely produced tragicomedy, A King and No King. (more...)

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Continues 2016-2017 Season with CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Constellations, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Rosen. When it comes to this multi-dimensional love story, just how much is written in the stars?  Marianne and Roland's relationship unfolds across time and space in this spellbinding, heartbreaking look at life and love at the intersection of choice and destiny, written by Nick Payne. (more...)

Photo Flash: Court Theatre presents THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces casting for the Chicago premiere of The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard, directed by Charles Newell. The Hard Problem runs March 9 - April 9, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare's PRIVATE LIVES Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Cincinnati Shakespeare will present the final production in their 20th Anniversary season, Noel Coward's 'Private Lives'. This sparkling comedy is the perfect ending to a fantastic season at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company! The design is generously sponsored by Thompson Hine. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's PRIVATE LIVES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Cincinnati Shakespeare presents the final production in their 20th Anniversary season, Noel Coward's 'Private Lives'. This sparkling comedy is the perfect ending to a fantastic season at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company! The design is generously sponsored by Thompson Hine. In anticipation of tonight's opening, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the show below! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch a Scene from RSC's JULIUS CAESAR, Screening Across North America as Part of 'Live from Stratford-Upon-Avon' Series
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 5, 2017

The Royal Shakespeare Company's Rome MMXVII Season of four Shakespeare plays will play in select movie houses across North America, directly from Shakespeare's home town, Stratford-upon-Avon, England. The productions are filmed for 'Live from Stratford-upon-Avon,' the RSC program that screens the world's greatest classical theatre company around the world through a continued partnership with Trafalgar Releasing (formerly Picturehouse Entertainment). Scroll down for a sneak peek at a full scene from Julius Caesar! (more...)

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...)

Additional Tickets Now Available for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Berkeley Castle
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Today, Split Second Productions and Berkeley Castle, have announced they are going to release 50 extra tickets for each performance of A Midsummer Nights Dream due to popular demand. The production, which has sold out all but two performances, opens at the castle on the 17th July and runs until the 27th July.  (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE, Starting Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 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, begins tonight, July 1, on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Tickets to Writers Theatre's ARCADIA Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents the first production in the Theatre's new home, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Michael Halberstam. The show runs March 16 - April 24, 2016 at the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre in Writer Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. (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...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of the Broadway musical The Scottsboro Boys, February 3 - March 12, featuring music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson, direction by Samuel G. Roberson, Jr, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Florence Walker-Harris with Breon Arzell as associate choreographer, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There is an added matinee performance Thursday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m. NOTE: *There are no Thursday 7:30 p.m. performances February 9 and March 2. Tickets for previews are $38 and for the regular run $45 - $51. Single tickets may be purchased at 773.327.5252 or at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org. (more...)

Cast Complete for Kander & Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of the Broadway musical The Scottsboro Boys, February 3 - March 12, featuring music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson, direction by Samuel G. Roberson, Jr, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Florence Walker-Harris with Breon Arzell as associate choreographer, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Casting Announced for the UK Premiere of THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Diary of a Teenage Girl recounts the coming-of-age adventures of Minnie Goetze, a San Francisco teenager growing up in the counterculture haze of the 1970s. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Return to Original Home at Berkeley Castle This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Today 19th February 2016 marks the 420th anniversary of the wedding between Lord Thomas Berkeley and Elizabeth Carey - the wedding for which William Shakespeare wrote one of the most successful plays in theatre history - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. The play was performed for the very first time at the wedding, and in July 2016 will return to Berkeley Castle for what will be a history-making production of this play. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Theatre By The Lake and English Touring Theatre's World Premiere of WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Theatre by the Lake today announces full cast for the world premiere of Nicholas Pierpan's play William Wordsworth.  Michael Oakley directs Daniel Abelson (Coleridge), Amiera Darwish (Sara), Richard Evans (Atkinson/Elderly Man), Joseph Mydell (George Beaumont), Emma Pallant (Dorothy), Paul Ryan (Peter Garner/Lonsdale's Secretary), John Sackville (Wordsworth), Rosalind Steele (Mrs Coleridge) and Terence Wilton (Lord Lonsdale/Beggar Man). (more...)

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Continues 2016-2017 Season with CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Constellations, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Rosen. When it comes to this multi-dimensional love story, just how much is written in the stars?  Marianne and Roland's relationship unfolds across time and space in this spellbinding, heartbreaking look at life and love at the intersection of choice and destiny, written by Nick Payne. (more...)

English Touring Opera Announces 2017 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

English Touring Opera's Spring 2017 season features the company's first ever Gilbert & Sullivan production, a Puccini favourite marking the opera debut of stage director Blanche McIntyre, and two new operas for young people:Silver Electra and Different. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents Tom Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces casting for the Chicago premiere of The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard, directed by Charles Newell. The Hard Problemruns March 9 - April 9, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago.  (more...)

Cast Complete for Kander & Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of the Broadway musical The Scottsboro Boys, February 3 - March 12, featuring music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson, direction by Samuel G. Roberson, Jr, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Florence Walker-Harris with Breon Arzell as associate choreographer, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

KC Rep's SANTALAND DIARIES Runs Now thru 12/24 at Copaken Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 50th anniversary celebration with the return of David Sedaris' The Santaland Diaries, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen. This hilarious send-up of David Sedaris' tale of elfin' woe in his brief, misguided career as a Macy's elf, skewers the sentimental love of all things Christmas. This show will feature Brian Sills, who starred in last year's production as Crumpet, the disgruntled Macy's holiday elf. Shanna Jones, whom audiences saw open the production last year as one half of The Shenanigans, will perform holiday musical numbers during the performance. Performances run December 6 through 24 at KC Rep's downtown Copaken Stage in the Power & Light District. Press night is Thursday, December 11, 7pm curtain. This performance, as a work of satire, contains material that might be objectionable to some audiences. Appropriate for ages 16 and up. Past production high resolution photos can be found here. (more...)

Brian Sills Stars in KC Rep's THE SANTALAND DIARIES, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 2015-16 season  with the return of David Sedaris' THE SANTALAND DIARIES, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen and starring Brian Sills as Crumpet the Elf. (more...)

Charlotte Randle, Georgina Lamb & More Join Cast of The Almeida Theatre's MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The Almeida Theatre announces full casting for Medea.  Rupert Goold will direct Euripides' masterpiece, as one of world drama's most infamous characters is brought to life in a new version by controversial feminist writer Rachel Cusk. (more...)

Michele Austin, Richard Cant & More to Join Kate Fleetwood in West End's MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The Almeida Theatre announces full casting for Medea.  Rupert Goold will direct Euripides' masterpiece, as one of world drama's most infamous characters is brought to life in a new version by controversial feminist writer Rachel Cusk. (more...)

Eric Coble's FAIRFIELD to Make World Premiere at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Cleveland Play House's 99th season will draw to a close with an equal dose of hilarity and heart with the world premiere production of Fairfield. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Cincinnati S This May, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to become one of the first five theaters in the United States to 'Complete the Canon' by producing all 38 plays by William Shakespeare. The final play needed to 'Complete the Canon' is William Shakespeare's 'The Two Noble Kinsmen', which CSC will open on May 2, 2014. This production is generously sponsored by Charles Parsons and Bill McKim and the Canon Club. The design sponsor is PNC Bank. (more...)

English Touring Opera Brings PATIENCE and TOSCA to Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

English Touring Opera bring their first Gilbert and Sullivan production to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (May), along with a Puccini favourite. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cincinnati - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Cincinnati (more...)

Ryann Weir and Annie Tippe's DEBUTANTE. World Premiere Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Tonight, April 24, 2014, producer Robb Nanus (Andrew Lippa's I Am Harvey Milk) announces the opening of DEBUTANTE., a new play written by Ryann Weir and created and directed by Annie Tippe. (more...)

Elizabeth Alderfer, Eshan Bay and More Join Cast of DEBUTANTE. World Premiere, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Producer Robb Nanus (Andrew Lippa's I Am Harvey Milk) presents the world-premiere production of DEBUTANTE., written by Ryann Weir and directed/created by Annie Tippe. After a sold out presentation at Ars Nova's ANT Fest last June, DEBUTANTE. returns to New York City this spring at the Bernie Wohl Center (647 Columbus Avenue) starting tonight, April 23. (more...)

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