Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 9/27/2015
by BWW - Sep 27, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/27/2015 for Pittsburgh (more...)

Actors' Shakespeare Project Sets New Venues, Casts for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Actors' Shakespeare Project (ASP) today revealed new venues and  casting for the next two productions for the 2015/16 Season, Affairs of the Heart. The company's 12th season opened with the  tragedy in Othello, now playing until October 25 at The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University. Next ASP explores romance in The Winter's Tale, war and strife in Richard II, and comedy in The School for Scandal.  "ASP strives to present bold themes-the kind audiences not only expect, they demand of us," says Artistic Director Allyn Burrows. "Our upcoming productions will deliver on that expectation, offering up a bounty of theater at the extremes of human emotion."  For more information, visit our new and improved website at actorsshakespeareproject.org or call 617-776-2200 x 235. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh, Zoe Wanamaker and More in Rehearsals for THE WINTER'S TALE and HARLEQUINADE/ALL ON HER OWN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the rehearsal images for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's inaugural productions Harlequinade/All On Her Own andThe Winter's Tale, which are released today. The Terence Rattigan double-bill Harlequinade / All On Her Own will play in repertory alongside The Winter's Tale from 17 October 2015 until 16 January 2016. Press performances will be held onSaturday 7 November at 2pm and 8pm.  Check out the photos below! (more...)

Judi Dench to Star in THE WINTER'S TALE as Part of Kenneth Branagh's Inaugural Season at the Garrick; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Stage and screen vet and director of Disney's smash-hit, live-action CINDERELLA film, Kenneth Branagh has confirmed his new theatre company's inaugural season at the West End's Garrick Theatre. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE WINTER'S TALE Starring Judi Dench
by Review Roundups - Nov 9, 2015

The Winter's Tale, Shakespeare?s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan. Judi Dench will play Paulina opposite Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE WINTER'S TALE, Garrick Theatre, November 7 2015
by Gary Naylor - Nov 8, 2015

Gary Naylor sees a star-studded production of The Winter's Tale that doesn't quite convince in overcoming the problems of one of Shakespeare's problem plays. (more...)

VIDEO: Mandy Patinkin to Narrate Showtime Provocative Documentary THE SPYMASTERS; Watch Preview
by TV News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

For the first time in history, all 12 living directors of the CIA will be interviewed in THE SPYMASTERS – CIA IN THE CROSSHAIRS, a two-hour documentary premiering Saturday, November 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 29
by Audition Roundup - Nov 29, 2015

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 29, 2015 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Groundling Theatre to Launch with THE WINTER'S TALE at Coal Mine Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

Groundling Theatre Company's inaugural production, a full staging of William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, will be presented as part of the Coal Mine Theatre's second season of adventurous theatre, running January 28 - February 20, 2016. One of the most psychologically engaging romances in the English language, this intimate chamber production of The Winter's Tale will be directed by Graham Abbey, founder and artistic director of Groundling Theatre Company. (more...)

NOLA Project & NOMA's THE WINTER'S TALE Comes to the Great Hall This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

This holiday season, The NOLA Project and the New Orleans Museum of Art present their tenth collaboration, bringing one of Shakespeare's most beautiful and haunting plays, The Winter's Tale, to NOMA's Great Hall. (more...)

BWW Contest: Win Tickets to Cinema Broadcast of the Branagh Theatre Company's THE WINTER'S TALE!
by Katricia Lang - Nov 19, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com is giving away two pairs of tickets to the Houston, Texas Cinema Broadcast of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's The Winter's Tale! Enter today! (more...)

Actors' Shakespeare Project to Bring THE WINTER'S TALE to Brookline, 12/10-1/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Actors' Shakespeare Project continues its season-long exploration of 'Affairs of the Heart', examining the darker side of love as a catalyst for cruelty and redemption with Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. Directed by OBIE Award winner Melia Bensussen, ASP brings this story of heartbreak and emotional resurrection to Willet Hall at United Parish, 210 Harvard Street in Brookline, from December 10, 2015 to January 3, 2016. (more...)

Rory Kinnear to Helm THE WINTER'S TALE as Part of ENO's 2016-17 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The English National Opera has announced its 2016/17 season, showcasing an extraordinary range of work -- from the return of beloved classics to exciting new productions and a world premiere. (more...)

London Classic Theatre Brings Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY to Belgrade Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

Following successful tours of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 2015, London Classic Theatre return to the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, with their new production of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY from Tues 14 to Sat 18 June. It's directed by Michael Cabot, with design by Bek Palmer and lighting by Andy Grange. (more...)

New Artistic Director David Greig Announces First Season at Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh
by Marianka Swain - May 3, 2016

Award-winning playwright David Greig has announced the details of his first season as Artistic Director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Scotland's largest producing theatre. The 2016/17 season features 11 main stage productions, including the revival of an iconic political play, a new twist on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, Caryl Churchill's A Number, and a large-scale production featuring the citizens of Edinburgh. (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Project Presents Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

New Hampshire Theatre Project's Youth Repertory Company will present The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare on May 27-June 5, 2016 at West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth NH. The Winter's Tale is one of Shakespeare's most diverse and divisive plays, exploring themes of faith, trust, family, love, friendship, fidelity, and maybe most importantly, time.  A tragedy of kings and queens in the first half crashes directly into a floral comedy with shepherds, shepherdesses, and clowns in the second. The link between these two worlds seems to be nothing but a 'wide gap of time,' but discoveries are made and truths are revealed.  (more...)

Cast Announced For Mike Bartlett's WILD at Hampstead Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 17, 2016

The world premiere of Mike Bartlett's darkly comic new play WILD, directed by James Macdonald, will star Jack Farthing, Caoilfhionn Dunne and John Mackay. The production previews from June 10 and runs until July 16 on the Hampstead's main stage. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look At Branagh And Hurt In THE ENTERTAINER
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, in partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment, has confirmed that the date of the final Branagh Theatre Live cinema broadcast of this season will be The Entertainer at 19:00 on Thursday 27 October 2016. Tickets for the broadcast of The Entertainer and details of participating cinemas can be found at branaghtheatrelive.com (more...)

Seattle Shakespeare Company's 2016-17 Season to Feature HAMLET, THE WINTER'S TALE & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Seattle Shakespeare Company's Artistic Director George Mount announced plans for the company's 2016-2017 season that includes a world premiere adaptation, pairings of plays exploring love and jealousy, and everyone's favorite fairy-filled fantasy. The plays included in the season are The Winter's Tale, Medea, the two-part epic Bring Down the House, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. The company previously announced its selection for the free Wooden O summer park shows: Hamlet and Love's Labour's Lost. In the spring of 2017 Seattle Shakespeare Company will tour The Taming of the Shrew and Romeo and Juliet to schools and venues across the state. (more...)

Gamm to Close Season with Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) closes Season 31 with The Winter's Tale, William Shakespeare's bittersweet story about jealousy, revenge and loss...and the redeeming power of love. One of the bard's final and seldom-staged plays, The Winter's Talefeatures prophecies, romance, drama, comedy, theatrical magic and one of the most astonishing endings in English literature. Fred Sullivan, Jr. (Macbeth,Hamlet) will play the wily con man Autolycus and direct Gamm Artistic Director Tony Estrella as the powerful King Leontes who falls into a jealous fit and loses everything that is important to him including his wife, Hermione (Karen Carpenter), and his best friend, King Polixenes (Jesse Hinson). (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. Presents RICHARD III This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

This summer INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. presents an electrified interpretation of Shakespeare's indelible anti-hero, RICHARD III, featuring David Melville as Richard and directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Artistic Director, Melissa Chalsma. RICHARD III will begin previews at THE GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL on Saturday, June 25 at 7pm and will open on Thursday, June 30 at 7:00pm and perform through Sunday, July 24 at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park.  All ISC Summer Shakespeare productions are FREE to the public!  RICHARD III is the first of two productions being presented at this year's GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. THE TEMPEST will play July 30 - September 4. (more...)

Tom Grace, Matt Ray Brown and Rory Fairbairn Announced for JOURNEY'S END Tour
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

Immersion Theatre today announced lead casting for their Autumn 2016 tour of R.C. Sherriff's Journey's End. Tom Grace (The Ilyiad, Labyrinth) will play Stanhope, and will be joined by Matt Ray Brown (1984, Ghosts) as Osborne and Rory Fairbairn (Madame X, Blackout) as Raleigh. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kinnear and Syal at Ian Charleson Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

To commemorate and celebrate the life of Ian Charleson, The Sunday Times and the National Theatre collaborate annually to present these awards for outstanding performances anywhere in the UK by actors under the age of thirty in a classical role - defined as one in a play written before 1918. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WINTER'S TALE - A Dark Tale of the Heart
by Keith Waits - Jun 20, 2016

Kentucky Shakespeare presents The Winter's Tale (more...)

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Kicks Off 30th Anniversary Celebration with Tour de Force III Dance Spectacular
by Louisa Brady - Jun 16, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts begins its 30th Anniversary celebration with another one-night-only star-studded evening of dance: Tour de Force III. The performance will be the first event to represent the array and diversity of the Center's artistic programming, in this case, 30 years of presenting the greatest ballet companies and the world's most celebrated dancers. Tour de Force III will be on Saturday, August 27 in Segerstrom Hall. Produced in collaboration with Ardani Artists, the program will include four Center premieres: Clay by Vladimir Varnava, Zeitgeist by Alastair Marriott, Tristesse by Marcelo Gomes and Le Divertissement du Roi by Maxim Petrov. The international cast includes Diana Vishneva, Joaquin de Luz, Marcelo Gomes, Denis Matvienko, Marcelino Sambe?, Friedemann Vogel and Edward Watson, as well as members of the The Royal Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WINTER'S TALE - Sublime Shakespearean Beauty On A Summer's Evening
by Lynn Beaver - Jun 13, 2016

BWW Review: The Winter's Tale - Sublime Shakespearean Beauty On A Summer's Evening (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Is 20th Annual Shakespeare Under The Stars Production
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series, opening Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and running through August 14, 2016 with previews July 6-8. Pack a picnic and experience the Shakespearean classic that the Chicago Sun-Times raves to be "ideal for the sylvan backdrop of Oak Brook's Peabody Estate grounds, [A Midsummer Night's] Dream seems to speak directly to the trees and moonlight." Shakespeare's magical story about the difficulties of love is directed by Jeff Award-nominee Alison C. Vesely and produced by David Rice, author of The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe and composer, adaptor and lyricist of Shakespeare's Cymbeline: A Folk Tale with Music. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 2, 2016
by - Jul 2, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces Free Live-streaming of WILD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Hampstead Theatre today announces that its acclaimed production of Wild will be streamed worldwide, free, and live on its final night, Saturday 23 July at 7.30pm GMT, in association with The Guardian. (more...)

Cheek by Jowl Announces International Tour of THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

As the company's production of Measure for Measure prepares for performances in Denmark and Edinburgh, Artistic Directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod announce their production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. (more...)

New York Classical Theatre to Continue 2016 Summer Season with THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

New York Classical Theatre -- New York City's ONLY all-free Off-Broadway theatre -- is celebrating William Shakespeare's life and the 400th anniversary of his death with the company's 17th season.  (more...)

Actors' Theatre of Columbus to Present Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE with an Appalachian Twist
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2016

Appalachia and the Bard will collide with ATC's adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale (July 21 - August 7) directed by Micah Logsdon. Sometimes dark tragedy, sometimes uproarious comedy, The Winter's Tale sets the story of one of Shakespeare's more disparate and modern works, at the turn of the 19th & 20th century, between the coal mining country of Eastern Kentucky and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Inspired in part by the album Jean Ritchie & Doc Watson at Folk City and heavily flavored with traditional mountain and American folk music performed by the cast, the play will celebrate the culture and the music of Appalachia, a region with strong cultural, musical and linguistic ties to Shakespeare's England, with a tragedy and joy that is uniquely and entertainingly American. (more...)

Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE to Play Coal Mine Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Groundling Theatre Company's inaugural production, a full staging of William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, will be presented as part of the Coal Mine Theatre's second season of adventurous theatre. One of the most psychologically engaging romances in the English language, this intimate chamber production of The Winter's Tale will be directed by Graham Abbey, founder and artistic director of Groundling Theatre Company. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 1/24/2016 - 1/31/2016
by BWW - Jan 31, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 1/24/2016 - 1/31/2016. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co.'s New Works Reading Series Continues with IAMBIC LAB
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival and recipients of the 2015 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in theater, announce the debut of a new works reading series, iambic lab, presented Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13 at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 14 at 2pm at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. (more...)

BWW Review: Christopher Wheeldon's THE WINTER'S TALE Sparkles Through the Snow
by Frances Steiner - Jan 26, 2016

The themes of friendship, betrayal, romance, paranoia and regret run through Christopher Wheeldon's soon to be iconic The Winter's Tale. A joint commission by The Royal Ballet (premiered in 2014) and The National Ballet of Canada (premiered a few months ago), it sparkled during its American premiere at The Kennedy Center. (more...)

Philly Favorite Shakespeare in Clark Park Gets New Leadership
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

A familiar face is taking the lead at Shakespeare in Clark Park, the theater company which each year brings free outdoor Shakespeare to thousands in Clark Park, West Philadelphia. Kittson O'Neill (InterAct Theatre Company, Orbiter 3, Hedgerow Theatre) has been named as the new Artistic Director. (more...)

Jonathan Pryce-Led MERCHANT OF VENICE, Christopher Wheeldon's THE WINTER'S TALE & More Set for Lincoln Center Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Nigel Redden, Director of Lincoln Center Festival, today announced the line-up for the Festival, which runs from July 13-31, 2016. Artists and ensembles from seven countries, many of them making their Lincoln Center Festival debuts, will gather for the festival, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, and which continues its mission of presenting the finest classical and contemporary arts from around the world.  An array of 49 dance, music, and theater performances will animate seven venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. (more...)

Shakespeare Project of Chicago to Host Theatrical Reading of THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago continues its 21st Theatrical Reading Season with free performances of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, running Jan. 15-19, 2016, at six Chicago-area venues. (more...)

University of Colorado Boulder to Present THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

University of Colorado Boulder instructor Lynn Nichols, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's former General Manager, is set to direct an on-campus production of "The Winter's Tale" Jan. 27-31 at CU-Boulder's Loft Theatre. The all-student cast brings William Shakespeare's timeless tragicomedy to life with vintage costumes and interactive staging. (more...)


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Guildford Shakespeare Company to Stage THE WINTER'S TALE in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Following on from last year's production of King Lear starring Brian Blessed, this February, the award-winning Guildford Shakespeare Company (GSC) kick off their 10th Anniversary Year with Shakespeare's great late play, The Winter's Tale, to be staged in Guildford's Holy Trinity Church. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 6
by Audition Roundup - Dec 6, 2015

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 6, 2015 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2015
by - Dec 31, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley To Star In HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Today, Monday 21 December 2015, the Producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are delighted to announce that Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley will lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, which we previously announced here.   (more...)

Tim Realbuto Brings YES to NYC for Short Run
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2015

After a sold out run in NYC at the Emerging Artists Theatre and an acclaimed production at the Detroit Fringe Festival earlier this year, popular up and coming actor/writer Tim Realbuto will bring his play YES back to NYC for a short run at the Hudson Guild Theater Off-Broadway in January 2016. (more...)

Public Works Expands for 2016; Production Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that after three years of successful programming and community engagement, PUBLIC WORKS will grow on both a local and national level. Three new community partners join PUBLIC WORKS 2016, which will include Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education (Bronx), Military Resilience Project (all boroughs), and Center for Family Life in Sunset Park (Brooklyn), who join Public Works partners Brownsville Recreation Center (Brooklyn), DreamYard Project (Bronx), and The Fortune Society (Queens), in addition to alumni partners Domestic Workers United (all boroughs, including Staten Island) and Children's Aid Society (Manhattan), as additional community partner organizations. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS, GYPSY Win Big At Oliviers! Staunton, Henry And All The Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

The winners of the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard, the most prestigious event in the UK theatrical calendar, were announced tonight (Sunday 3 April 2016) at the star-studded ceremony held at London's Royal Opera House. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WINTER'S TALE at The Gamm
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) closes Season 31 with The Winter's Tale, William Shakespeare's bittersweet story about jealousy, revenge and loss...and the redeeming power of love. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Project's Youth Repertory Company to Present THE WINTER'S TALE, 5/27-6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

New Hampshire Theatre Project's Youth Repertory Company will present The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare on May 27-June 5, 2016 at West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth NH. (more...)

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