West Coast Premiere of TITUS ANDRONICUS JR. to Open in June at Sacred Fools Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

?Table 8 Productions makes its Hollywood Fringe Festival debut with a twisted premiere: Titus Andronicus, Jr., written and directed by Creative Director Troy Heard, at the Sacred Fools Theater Second Stage, June 5th through 28th. (more...)

A Live-action Punch and Judy To Debut at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

The School of Night is pleased as punch to announce its participation in the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival with Punch and Judy. (more...)

Amy Klein Shares Poetic Punk Cut 'Yes Men', Debut Solo LP 'Fire' Out 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Critically lauded poet and songwriter from New Jersey, Amy Klein, will release her debut solo venture Fire June 10 via Don Giovanni Records. (more...)

TITUS ANDRONICUS Comes to Rose Playhouse As Part of Contemporary Shakespeare
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus comes to Rose Playhouse, Bankside, this summer, running from 5th to 30th July. This new production is presented by New York-based company Luvas Theatre and London's Time Zone Theatre in association with the Rose Playhouse. It will be directed by South Korean director Jung Han Kim, who trained with renowned The Living Theatre in New York, and will devise the play using original and new text, movement and sound. Part of Contemporary Shakespeare, a project that brings together artists from different countries to present Shakespeare's plays in London and New York City this summer. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for La Jolla Playhouse's THE LAST TIGER IN HAITI
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of The Last Tiger in Haiti, by UC San Diego MFA playwriting alumnus Jeff Augustin, directed by UC San Diego MFA directing alumnus Joshua Kahan Brody. A co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Last Tiger in Haiti runs June 28 - July 24 (press opening: Friday, July 8 at 8:00pm). Tickets are available at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW to Change Venue; New Block of Tickets Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Recently nominated for a coveted Drama Desk Award and The Off-Broadway Alliance Award, the producers of the critically acclaimed, sold-out family show, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show will offer a new block of tickets beginning June 11, 2016.  (more...)

Charles Dorfman, Carley Stenson & More to Star in Neil LaBute's SOME GIRL(S) at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Following their debut production Miss Julie, Buckland Theatre Company has today announced casting for Some Girl(s). Written by multi Tony Award nominated Neil LaBute, Some Girl(s) will be Buckland's first play in PARK90 at the Park Theatre, London which will be the company's home in 2016. Some Girl(s) will play 14 July - 6 August with a press night on 19 July. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE DONKEY SHOW - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DISCO in London
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?Award winning comedian, Vikki Stone (Oberon/Mia) is joined by Siobhan Athwal (Dmitri/Vinnie), Bronte Barbe (Helen/Vinnie), Melissa Bayern (Tytania/Sander), Natalie Chua (Disco Girl), Samuel Fogell (DJ Hernando/Cobweb), James Gillan (Lady Puck), Dominique Kinisky (Peaseblossom), Nyron Levy (Moth), Adrian Martel (Mustardseed), Harry Morley (Fidget) and Jessica Spalis (Rico Suave) to complete the cast for The Donkey Show.  (more...)

North Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation. (more...)

Alexander Dinelaris, Ted Koch, Austin Pendleton and More Set for Oberon Theatre Ensemble's 24/7 Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Brad Fryman - Artistic Director, Oberon Theatre Ensemble (www.oberontheatre.org) - announces that Oscar and Golden Globe Winners Alexander Dinelaris and Nicolas Giacobone (Birdman) will join Oberon Theatre's 24/7 Benefit to support its next season. (more...)

Babes With Blades Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) announces its 19th Season, 'Women on the Front Lines,' featuring two productions that embrace the glories and heartbreaks of battle, and explore both the personal and the larger impact of war. Opening in July, the world premiere of The Promise of a Rose Garden, by Dustin Spence, is a modern day look at female Marines attempting to pass the Infantry Officer Training Course. Then the season will continue with BWBTC's tradition of an all-female cast Shakespeare production: Henry V opens in February. (more...)

Fun House Theatre and Film to Present HOUSE OF BARD'S, 6/16-20
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Fun House Theatre and Film embarks on a unique collaborative project as part of their 2016 season of Politics Through the Proscenium with HOUSE OF BARD'S. Under the direction of Andy Baldwin, a cast of 9 young actors ranging in age from 12-18 tackle some of The Bard's most complex works in a completely new format and context, June 16-20. (more...)

Shoreditch Town Hall Sets 2016 Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

With Shoreditch Town Hall preparing for next month's UK premiere of Andrew Schneider's highly acclaimed YOUARENOWHERE, the venue today announces an eclectic autumn season of high quality, cutting edge theatre, performance, music and comedy. (more...)

Amy Klein Shares New Single; Debut Solo LP Out 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Amy Klein is a critically lauded poet and songwriter from New Jersey. She has been writing poetry since the age of five and fell in love with guitar later in her teens. (more...)

Amy Klein's Debut Solo LP Streaming w. CoS, Drops This Friday + Nat'l Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Critically lauded poet and songwriter from New Jersey, Amy Klein, will release her debut solo venture Fire June 10 via Don Giovanni Records. (more...)

BOTTLENECK to Open at Old Red Lion
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

After a hugely successful run at Theatre N16, artistic director Jamie Eastlake's production of Luke Barnes' football play Bottleneck comes to the Old Red Lion for a short engagement at the beginning of the UEFA Euro 2016. (more...)

THE INVISIBLE HAND to Begin Next Month at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Global finance and cultures collide in 'The Invisible Hand,' a topical thriller written by Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar, at Westport Country Playhouse, July 19 - August 6. Director is David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. (more...)

Amy Klein Drops 'Fire' Video via BrooklynVegan; National Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

On the heels of the release of her critically debut solo venture Fire via Don Giovanni Records, lauded poet and songwriter Amy Klein has kicked off a national tour which includes a special album release show at Silent Barn in Brooklyn tomorrow night. (more...)

BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE UNTOLD, Wilton's, June 1 2016
by Gary Naylor - Jun 2, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a couple of fine introductions to Shakespeare plays aimed at kids, but with more than enough for adults to enjoy no matter how familiar they may be with the sources. (more...)

RSC to Host Open House in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

On Saturday 2 July, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) will hold an Open House - a day of special activities for the whole family at its recently re-opened studio theatre, The Other Place.  It will also be the first opportunity to purchase a limited number of tickets for the RSC's forthcoming Making Mischief Festival of new plays for just 70p a ticket. (more...)

Amy Klein Debut Solo LP + New Video Out Today on Don Giovanni
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Poet and songwriter from New Jersey, Amy Klein, releases her critically lauded debut solo venture Fire today via Don Giovanni Records! (more...)

The First-Timers Club: Hats Off to the New Tony Nominees of 2016!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jun 10, 2016

From royalty, to rockers; revolutionaries to refugees- check out who's new to the Tony block this year, below! (more...)

Character Comedian Vivienne Acheampong Makes Her Edinburgh Fringe Debut With RAINBOW CLASS
by Edward Baker - Jul 8, 2016

Character comedian and primary school teacher Vivienne Acheampong comes to the Edinburgh Fringe to debut her hilarious first solo show, Rainbow Class. (more...)

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Celebrates 100th Performance This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The Drama Desk and Off-Broadway Alliance Award nominated show The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show will celebrate their 100th show in NYC on July 9, 2016 at 12pm at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). The 100th Show will be followed by reception fit for a Very Hungry Caterpillar. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum to Present TITUS ANDRONICUS, 7/30-10/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

How should a nation choose its leaders? What happens when a government insulates itself from the citizens it once served? These are some of the questions Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum explores with its staging of Shakespeare's earliest tragedy, a sensational and brutally shocking revenge drama. Ellen Geer directs Titus Andronicus, opening July 30 on Theatricum's outdoor stage in Topanga. (more...)

MR. MARK TWAIN ANSWERS ALL YOUR QUESTIONS! to Play Artifice
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Table 8 Productions and Artifice is excited to present the first show in their Best of Hollywood series, 'Mr. Mark Twain Answers All Your Questions!' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE INVISIBLE HAND at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Global finance and cultures collide in 'The Invisible Hand,' a topical thriller written by Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar, at Westport Country Playhouse, now through August 6. Director is David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Onyx Theatre Presents MR. MARK TWAIN ANSWERS ALL YOUR QUESTIONS!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Onyx Theatre is excited to present the first show in their Best of Hollywood series, "Mr. Mark Twain Answers All Your Questions!" Performances are Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30 at 8 p.m. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, July 31. Tickets are $20 for General Admission, and $15 for Students, Seniors, Military and Nerds. Tickets may be purchased at www.onyxtheatre.com or at the box office an hour before performances. The Onyx is located at 953 E. Sahara Ave., #16B. (more...)

Bare Theatre & Raleigh Little Theatre to Present HENRY VI
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Bare Theatre and Raleigh Little Theatre continue what has now become a tradition of performing summer Shakespeare in Stephenson Amphitheatre by the Raleigh Rose Garden.  The two companies will proudly close out this year's Wherefore: Shakespeare in Raleigh series with Henry VI, July 29 - August 7, 2016. (more...)

BORIS: WORLD KING Rewritten to Reflect Brexit for Edinburgh Fringe Return
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Following a complete sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015, and an acclaimed West End transfer, BORIS: WORLD KING returns to Edinburgh in a brand new version rewritten to reflect recent events surrounding the UK's decision to leave the European Union. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for IMOGEN at Shakespeare's Globe
by Marianka Swain - Aug 8, 2016

Shakespeare's Globe has announced full casting for Matthew Dunster's production of IMOGEN. Award-winning actor Maddy Hill, in the lead role of Imogen, is best known for the recurring role of Nancy Carter in EastEnders (BBC), for which she won Best Newcomer at the National Television Awards in 2015, and Best Newcomer in the British Soap Awards 2014, as well as being nominated for Best Newcomer at the TV Choice Awards 2014. Maddy will be joined by Jonathan McGuinness as Cymbeline, Ira Mandela Siobhan as Posthumus and Matthew Needham as Iachimo. Running from 17 September, Imogen is Shakespeare's Cymbeline renamed and reclaimed. (more...)

Casting Announced for World Premiere of Elinor Cook's PILGRIMS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Casting is today announced for HighTide, Vicky Graham Productions and Theatr Clwyd world premiere production of Elinor Cook's new play Pilgrims for which she won the 2013 George Devine Award.  Tamara Harvey, Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, will direct Steffan Donnelly, Jack Monaghan and Amanda Wilkin in the production which premieres at the tenth annual HighTide Festival of new plays from 8 - 18 September before moving to the Yard Theatre in London from 20 September - 15 October and then Theatr Clwyd from 18 - 29 October. (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Casting for GOOD CANARY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces full casting for Zach Helm's Good Canary, directed by Award winning actor and director, John Malkovich. (more...)

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW to End Early Off-Broadway for UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Drama Desk and Off-Broadway Alliance Award nominated show The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show will end its run in New York City on August 28 to accommodate an earlier start date for its UK Tour, which will begin performances on October 17, 2016. (more...)

OTHELLO, Starring Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo, Sets Dates at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced performance and ticket on-sale dates for OTHELLO, directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold (Fun Home). OTHELLO will begin previews on Tuesday, November 22and open on Monday, December 12 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003) for a limited run through Wednesday, January 18, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: TITUS ANDRONICUS At Long Last Has Its Adelaide Premiere
by Barry Lenny - Aug 25, 2016

The first production for a new company, Red Phoenix, is Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Presents Shakespeare's OTHELLO, Directed by Eric Ting September 14th- October 9th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater's 25th anniversary season at the Bruns Amphitheater concludes with Artistic Director Eric Ting's company debut with Shakespeare's Othello, from September 14 through October 9. For tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org (more...)

Peter Brook to Bring the Mahabharata to BAM in BATTLEFIELD This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

With Battlefield, Peter Brook and his internationally renowned team -- Marie-Helene Estienne and Jean-Claude Carriere -- revisit the great Indian epic the Mahabharata 30 years after Brook's legendary production captivated the theater world-and inaugurated the BAM Majestic Theater (now the BAM Harvey Theater). (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati to Open 2016-17 Season with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens its 2016-2017 with a show-stopping, regional premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride, an edgy and feel-good comedy by award-winning playwright Matthew Lopez. (more...)

KENNY MORGAN to Return to the Arcola with Original Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Arcola Theatre's production of Kenny Morgan will return for just four weeks this September after a sold-out premiere earlier this year. This critically-acclaimed new play is the latest drama by Mike Poulton (Tony nominated for his Broadway versions of Fortune's Fool, Wolf Hall, and Bring up The Bodies). (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. (more...)

Phillip James Brannon to Lead 'NAT TURNER', While David Wilson Barnes, Finn Wittrock & More Join NYTW's OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) just announced full casting for the first two shows of the 2016/17 season, NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM and OTHELLO. (more...)

Target Margin Theater to Present Reimagining of THE ICEMAN COMETH at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Target Margin Theater presents The ICEMAN Lab, a radical new reimaging of The Iceman Cometh, with four diverse theater artists each tackling a separate act of the play. This fresh take on O'Neill's classic will give audiences the opportunity to see each act as a separate experiment or all together in a single sitting. The four acts of The ICEMAN Lab will play a varied schedule at the HERE Arts Center (145 6th Avenue) from June 2 through June 25, with special marathon performances on June 11 and June 18. (more...)

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Extends Again Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Recently nominated for a coveted Drama Desk Award and The Off-Broadway Alliance Award, the producers of the critically acclaimed, sold-out family show, THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW will offer a new block of tickets beginning June 11, 2016. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Theatre Royal Plymouth's MONSTER RAVING LOONY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Simon Stokes, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Plymouth, today announces full cast for the London run of Monster Raving Loony. Samuel James reprises his role as Screaming Lord Sutch, alongside original cast members including Joseph Alessi, Joanna Brookes, Jack Brown, and composer/musician Tom Attwood and they are joined by Vivienne Acheampong who completes the cast for the London run. Set & Costume Design is by Bob Bailey with lighting design by Chahine Yavroyan, audio visual design by Duncan McLean and sound design by Gregory Clarke.  Guest Director is Cal McCrystal (with a trademark bravura farce contribution). (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Continue 12th Season with HAMLET, Starring Arian Moayed & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Twelfth Season will continue with Shakespeare's Hamlet, directed by Tom Ridgely, on Monday May 2nd at 7:30pm, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson).  Featured in the cast will be Arian Moayed (Tony Award nomination, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) along with Mohammad Aghebati, Amir Arison, Brendan Averett, Cary Donaldson, Abraham Makany,  Seth Numrich, Debargo Sanyal, Babak Tafti, Faran Tahir, Sheila Vand, Bernard White, and more.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Present THE WHO AND THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce its upcoming production of The Who and the What, a poignant and funny play about identity, religion, and the contradictions that make us who we are from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ayad Akhtar, scheduled for April 30 through May 15 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Two-Time Olivier Nominee to Star in World Premiere of KENNY MORGAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

February 1949. The tenants of a boarding house in Camden Town, alerted by a smell of gas coming from one of the rooms, discover a young man lying unconscious, and signs of what might be a botched suicide attempt. In an attempt to make contact with the victim's family or friends, they decide to telephone the first person listed in his book of personal telephone numbers. It is the celebrated playwright Terence Rattigan.... (more...)

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