Coal Mine Theatre to Present KILLER JOE, 4/3-24Coal Mine Theatre to Present KILLER JOE, 4/3-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Coal Mine Theatre presents the Toronto premiere of the in-your-face balls-to-the-wall black comedy, KILLER JOE, written by American playwright Tracy Letts and directed by Peter Pasyk (13/14 Urjo Kareda  Artist-in-Residence), from April 3-24, 2016 at the Coal Mine Theatre. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience Extends PERICLES, Starring Christian CamargoTheatre for a New Audience Extends PERICLES, Starring Christian Camargo
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Jeffrey Horowitz, Theatre for a New Audience Founding Artistic Director, has just announced an extension of PERICLES through Sunday, April 10 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, due to wide acclaim and box office demand. PERICLES by William Shakespeare, with music composed by Shaun Davey and directed by Trevor Nunn, features OBIE Award-winner Christian Camargo in the title role and leading a company of 22 actors. (more...)

Danny Lee Wynter, Tom Varey & Joseph Quinn Lead Jean Genet's DEATHWATCH at the Print RoomDanny Lee Wynter, Tom Varey & Joseph Quinn Lead Jean Genet's DEATHWATCH at the Print Room
by Marianka Swain - Mar 9, 2016

The full cast is announced for the final production in the Coronet's spring season, DEATHWATCH, from April 11 to May 7. This new Print Room production of Jean Genet's powerful and provocative first play, in a translation by David Rudkin, marks its first major revival in almost 30 years. Deathwatch stars Danny Lee Wynter, Joseph Quinn, Tom Varey and Emma Naomi, and is directed by Geraldine Alexander, who received critical acclaim for the direction of her own play, Amygdala, at The Print Room's former space in 2013. The Coronet is also working with playwright David Rudkin on complementary activity around the production. (more...)

Burbage Theatre Creates Bloody but Shallow Spectacle with TITUS ANDRONICUSBurbage Theatre Creates Bloody but Shallow Spectacle with TITUS ANDRONICUS
by Robert Barossi - Mar 4, 2016

One might argue that Titus is the perfect kind of play for a bold young company like Burbage Theatre Company. Willing and able to take risks, to go places other theater companies might not be so interested in going. And while there are some high points for Burbage and their production, it seems that they've fallen into the trap of focusing too much on one thing, to the detriment of other important aspects of Shakespeare's work. Primarily, they seem to have spent most of the time perfecting all of that carnage, all the blood and gore, while not spending enough time on perfecting the actual text, the words and language that make up the work and create its true life. As a friend and Shakespearean scholar noted to me, “That's always the danger with Titus, I'm afraid,” and her fears would have been realized in this production. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For RICHARD II at House of Commons and Arcola TheatreFull Cast Announced For RICHARD II at House of Commons and Arcola Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Mar 31, 2016

Full casting has been announced for RICHARD II at the House of Commons and Arcola Theatre. Jack Gamble and Quentin Beroud's production relocates the action to 21st-century Westminster, where it opens on the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. This is the first ever performance of a Shakespeare play in the Palace of Westminster, with only 100 tickets available for the one-off performance on St George's Day (April 23). (more...)

Alice Haig and Vince Leigh Lead THE BRINK at Orange Tree TheatreAlice Haig and Vince Leigh Lead THE BRINK at Orange Tree Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Mar 3, 2016

The cast has been announced for Brad Birch's new play THE BRINK at Orange Tree Theatre. Alice Haig, Vince Leigh, Shvorne Marks and Ciarán Owens will lead the world premiere, directed by Mel Hillyard as recipient of the J.P. Morgan Emerging Director Award 2015, with designs from Hyemi Shin, and sound design and composition by Tom Gibbons. The show runs April 7-30, and is a co-production between the Orange Tree and W14 Productions, in association with the National Theatre Studio. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Sets Summer 2016 SeasonTheatricum Botanicum Sets Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The year 2016 marks the remembrance, worldwide, of Shakespeare's death 400 years ago, as well as what is shaping up to be a historic election year in the U.S. Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum summer season lineup of theater, music and performance includes four timeless classics that continue to reflect our life and times centuries later, shining a light on current social issues. It all takes place at Theatricum's unique and spectacular outdoor setting under the California live oaks and summer skies of Topanga. (more...)

Elements Theatre Company to Continue 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare in AprilElements Theatre Company to Continue 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Elements Theatre Company honors the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's death with Labyrinth: A Legacy of Language, Friday & Saturday, April 22 & 23.  (more...)

BWW Review: An Underdone Gem Shines with Seattle Shake's MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSIONBWW Review: An Underdone Gem Shines with Seattle Shake's MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION
by Jay Irwin - Mar 24, 2016

When people think of George Bernard Shaw plays they inevitably go to "Pygmalion" or "Arms and the Man" or something like that. But there's one of his out there that does not see enough of the light of day, "Mrs. Warren's Profession". Maybe it's due to the subject matter or maybe not enough people know about it. Who knows? But it's long been one of my personal favorites so when I saw that Seattle Shakespeare Company was putting it up; you can imagine how excited I was. But of course the cynic in me quickly turned that excitement to trepidation with the thoughts of "Oh please don't screw up one of the few times this show will be done around here." Well lucky for me and for all you Dear Readers, who should rush out and catch this before it's gone, the Seattle Shakespeare Company does absolute honor to this fantastic work with some tight direction from Victor Pappas and performances to rival any production out there (yes, including the one I saw in New York a few years back). (more...)

Everyman & Playhouse Announces Upcoming CollaborationsEveryman & Playhouse Announces Upcoming Collaborations
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The Everyman & Playhouse will spread Liverpool's cultural name beyond the city region again this year with a series of major collaborations. Working with Shakespeare's Globe to mark the bard's 400th anniversary year the theatres will co-produce The Two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by Associate Nick Bagnall which tours nationally and internationally before dates at the Everyman. Alumnus Jonathan Pryce leads the cast of The Globe's The Merchant of Venice at the Playhouse ahead of a world tour. The theatres will also co-produce Frank McGuinness's Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme with Headlong, Abbey Theatre, Dublin and Citizens Theatre, Glasgow at the Playhouse in June ahead of a national tour. (more...)

Burbage Theatre Company's TITUS ANDRONICUS Extends for One Performance Only, TonightBurbage Theatre Company's TITUS ANDRONICUS Extends for One Performance Only, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2016

The Burbage Theatre Company's production of Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare has been EXTENDED for ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY TONIGHT MARCH 19 at 6pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION at Seattle Shakespeare CompanyPhoto Flash: First Look at MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION at Seattle Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Confronting the truth locks two unconventional women in a battle of wits and wills when Seattle Shakespeare Company presents MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION by GeorgeBernard Shaw. Directed by Victor Pappas, MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION will play at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center now through April 10, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Soho Rep Extends REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.Soho Rep Extends REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

In response to popular demand and three weeks before performances begin, Soho Rep., in association with John Adrian Selzer, extends the U.S. premiere of Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. to May 15. (more...)

Wilton's Music Hall Announces April-July 2016 SeasonWilton's Music Hall Announces April-July 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Wilton's Music Hall, today announces its exciting new season reflecting its music hall tradition with an imaginative and diverse programme of music, theatre, opera, literature and dance. (more...)

Full Cast, Dates, Events Set for David Tennant-Led 'KING AND COUNTRY' at BAMFull Cast, Dates, Events Set for David Tennant-Led 'KING AND COUNTRY' at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

In a major theatrical event marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, BAM, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Ohio State University present the US Premiere of Shakespeare's History plays in KING AND COUNTRY: SHAKESPEARE'S GREAT CYCLE OF KINGS. Following performances at the Barbican, and in China in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, the plays are directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and performed in repertory at the BAM Harvey Theater from Mar 24 through May 1, 2016. (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre Extends THE MUTILATEDA Red Orchid Theatre Extends THE MUTILATED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

?Due to popular demand, A Red Orchid Theatre has extended its critically-acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' The Mutilated, directed by Ensemble Member Dado. The Mutilated will now run through March 13, 2016. The Mutilated features Ensemble Members Lance Baker, Jennifer Engstrom, Mierka Girten, Steve Haggard, Shade Murray, Doug Vickers and Natalie West with Ciera Dawn, Jennifer Glasse, Roy Gonzalez, Mario Hernandez, Morgan Maher, Lauren Vogel and Dominque Worsley. A Red Orchid Theatre is located at 1531 N Wells. (more...)

MCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayMCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

MCC Theater welcomes film and television star Robin Tunney, making her stage debut opposite Zachary Quinto in the New York premiere of Smokefall by Noah Haidle, directed by Anne Kauffman, who directed The Nether for MCC last season to great acclaim. Smokefall will play the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) with previews beginning tonight, February 4, 2016, and an opening night set for February 22. It is scheduled through March 13. (more...)

Trevor Nunn's PERICLES, Starring Christian Camargo, Opens Tonight at Theatre for a New AudienceTrevor Nunn's PERICLES, Starring Christian Camargo, Opens Tonight at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience's production of William Shakespeare's Pericles directed by Trevor Nunn, featuring OBIE Award-winner Christian Camargo in the title role and leading a diverse company of 22 actors, Jeffrey Horowitz, opens tonight, February 25, for a run through March 27, 2016. (more...)

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Extends Through April Off-BroadwayTHE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Extends Through April Off-Broadway
by BroadwayWorld JR - Feb 25, 2016

Due to popular demand, the critically acclaimed, sold-out family show, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show will extend its run at the 47th Street Theatre (304 W 47th St.) through April 17, 2016, originally slated to close on March 27. (more...)

BWW Blog: BURBAGE THEATRE COMPANYBWW Blog: BURBAGE THEATRE COMPANY
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Church - Feb 25, 2016

BroadwayWorld Rhode Island readers nominated four area companies as 'Rising Stars/Theaters to Watch' during the 2015 Regional BroadwayWorld Awards. Now, in a four-part series, the artistic directors from each theater join BWW RI as guest bloggers, sharing their creative vision and inspiration in their own words. Next up is Jeff Church, the founding Artistic Director of the Burbage Theatre Company in Providence, RI. (more...)

Dava Ivey, Mark Linn-Baker & More Set for Red Bull Theater's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDALDava Ivey, Mark Linn-Baker & More Set for Red Bull Theater's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School For Scandal, directed by Marc Vietor: Dana Ivey (Tony Award nominee for Butley, The Rivals, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Sunday in the Park with George, Heartbreak House); Mark Linn-Baker (My Favorite Year, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Year with Frog and Toad, 'Perfect Strangers'); Frances Barber (internationally renowned West End actress: King Lear and The Seagull with Ian McKellen at BAM, the Donmar's Julius Caesar at St Ann's Warehouse, 'Doctor Who,' Prick Up Your Ears, and the Pet Shop Boys musical Closer to Heaven); and Henry Stram (Titanic, The Grey Zone), along with Helen Cespedes, Christian Conn, Christian DeMarais, Jacob Dresch, Ramsey Faragallah, Ryan Garbayo, Bradley Gibson, Nadine Malouf, Ben Mehl, and Derek Smith ('Tis Pity She's a Whore, The Green Bird - Tony Award nomination).  (more...)

Shaw's Comedy MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION to Play Seattle ShakespeareShaw's Comedy MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION to Play Seattle Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Confronting the truth locks two unconventional women in a battle of wits and wills when Seattle Shakespeare Company presents MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION by George Bernard Shaw. Directed by Victor Pappas, MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION will play at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center March 15 through April 10, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TITUS ANDRONICUS at Burbage Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: First Look at TITUS ANDRONICUS at Burbage Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

After their sold-out run of 'Happy Birthday, Wanda June', Burbage Theatre Company presents the Rhode Island Theatrical Premiere of Titus Andronicus, the first tragedy written by William Shakespeare, directed by Jeff Church, which is the second and final play in the Burbage Theatre Company's winter series, This Winter's War. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the company onstage below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for UK Regional Premiere of April De Angelis' JUMPYFull Cast Announced for UK Regional Premiere of April De Angelis' JUMPY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Theatr Clwyd Artistic Director Tamara Harvey today announces full casting for the regional premiere of the hit Royal Court and West End comedy Jumpy by April De Angelis. Sara Stewart leads the company in the role of Hilary and is joined by Ciara Baxendale (Lyndsey), Charlotte Beaumont (Tilly), Steven Elliot (Roland), Laurie Kynaston (Josh), Charlotte Moore (Bea), Kerry Peers (Frances), Laurence Ubong Williams (Cam) and Philip Wright (Mark). (more...)

Faction of Fools to Present THE MERCHANT WORKSHOPFaction of Fools to Present THE MERCHANT WORKSHOP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Faction of Fools Theatre Company presents THE MERCHANT WORKSHOP, an evening of scenes from William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. Led by Associate Artistic Director, Paul Reisman, a company of six artists will explore workshop stagings of several scenes from one of Shakespeare's most controversial plays, in an effort to reclaim it from a modern discourse - using Commedia dell'Arte as a lens to reveal the script's original humor, rich relationships, and sense of play. (more...)

BORIS: WORLD KING to Open at Trafalgar StudiosBORIS: WORLD KING to Open at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

With his days as Mayor of London numbered, Britain's favourite comedy politician casts himself in another leading role: the star of his own West End show. This gaffe-a-minute comedy sees the thinking man's idiot wobbling on the brink of power. This rollicking tale packs in pay-as-you-go bikes, wiff-waff, and an ancient Greek lecture for good measure. Before long, verbal slips, trips and divine interruption cue a new battle - for his very political existence. (more...)

New York Shakespeare Exchange to Present TEN-FACED HAMLETNew York Shakespeare Exchange to Present TEN-FACED HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

New York Shakespeare Exchange, the company that popularizes Shakespeare with innovative programs like The Sonnet Project and the ShakesBEER Pub Crawls, presents a boldly inclusive 'Hamlet.' Running from Wednesday March 23 through Saturday April 9, at the Flamboyan Theater, 107 Suffolk Street, Shakespeare Exchange's 'Hamlet10' will be brought to life by uniquely diverse ensemble of just 10 actors who will play all the roles in the play, including, by turns, the role of the tragic Danish prince.  These ten faces of Hamlet (five female and five male) will stress how aspects of Hamlet reside in us all. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe & Seabright Productions to Launch SHAKESPEARE UNTOLD UK TourShakespeare's Globe & Seabright Productions to Launch SHAKESPEARE UNTOLD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

After premiering at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015, the first tour of Shakespeare Untold opens at Watford Palace Theatre to coincide with April's Shakespeare 400 celebrations, and closes at Wilton's Music Hall in London with a summer half term run. (more...)

Shakespeare's TITUS ANDRONICUS to Begin Next Week at Burbage TheatreShakespeare's TITUS ANDRONICUS to Begin Next Week at Burbage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

After their sold-out run of 'Happy Birthday, Wanda June', Burbage Theatre Company presents the Rhode Island Theatrical Premiere of 'Titus Andronicus' the first tragedy written by William Shakespeare, directed by Jeff Church, which opens previews February 18 as the second and final play in the Burbage Theatre Company'swinter series, This Winter's War.  (more...)

BRUTE by Izzy Tennyson to Hit the Soho TheatreBRUTE by Izzy Tennyson to Hit the Soho Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

After a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015, Izzy Tennyson's BRUTE comes to Soho Theatre. BRUTE (winner of the 2015 IdeasTap Underbelly Award) is an exciting piece of new writing based on the true story of a rather twisted, horrible schoolgirl. Tennyson's truthful writing is fearless, laced with a deliciously scabrous humour. (more...)

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Adds Autism Friendly, Spanish Language PerformancesTHE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Adds Autism Friendly, Spanish Language Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

?After shattering box office records, Jonathan Rockefeller's acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is proud to announce two special performances. (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...)

Rialto Chatter: Julie Taymor Looking to Take Back Broadway with Beatles Musical?Rialto Chatter: Julie Taymor Looking to Take Back Broadway with Beatles Musical?
by Rialto Chatter - Apr 7, 2016

Julie Taymor could be in the midst of plotting her big Broadway comeback. (more...)

Elements Theatre Company to Continue 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare with 'LABYRINTH'Elements Theatre Company to Continue 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare with 'LABYRINTH'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Elements Theatre Company honors the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's death with Labyrinth: A Legacy of Language, Friday & Saturday, April 22 & 23.  (more...)

Target Margin Theater to Present Reimagining of THE ICEMAN COMETH at HERETarget 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-BroadwayTHE 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 LOONYFull 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 STARCATCHEREd 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 & MoreRed 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 WHATGulfshore 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 MORGANTwo-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...)

Opera Mariposa & Mariposa Theatre Wing to Stage New Broadway Revue for Neuro-Immune Disease Awareness, 5/14Opera Mariposa & Mariposa Theatre Wing to Stage New Broadway Revue for Neuro-Immune Disease Awareness, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

This May, the acclaimed young artists of Opera Mariposa and the Mariposa Theatre Wing are staging a new Broadway revue to raise awareness for chronic neuro-immune diseases. On Saturday, May 14th, a multi-award-winning cast will present People Like Us at Marpole United Church. The performance honours the May 12th International Awareness Day for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia (ME/CFS & FM), and a portion of every ticket sale will support the National ME/FM Action Network. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Young Vic's Short Film THE ROOF Pays Tribute to Director Peter BrookSTAGE TUBE: Young Vic's Short Film THE ROOF Pays Tribute to Director Peter Brook
by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2016

Young Vic has released a short film honoring legendary director Peter Brook with a star-studded cast, including Ian McKellen, Natalie Dormer, Jude Law, David Lan, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Rory Kinnear, Marcello Magni, Sinead Matthews, Hugh Skinner, Noma Dumezweni, and Peter Brook himself. (more...)

Murder, Cannibalism, Kids! TITUS ANDRONICUS JR. to Make World Premiere in Vegas Before LA RunMurder, Cannibalism, Kids! TITUS ANDRONICUS JR. to Make World Premiere in Vegas Before LA Run
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Onyx closes its Tenth Anniversary Season with a twisted world premiere: Titus Andronicus JR., written and directed by Producing Director Troy Heard. (more...)

Mikhail Durnenkov's THE WAR HAS NOT YET STARTED to Play at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, May 12Mikhail Durnenkov's THE WAR HAS NOT YET STARTED to Play at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, May 12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Theatre Royal Plymouth Artistic Director Simon Stokes today announces that The War Has Not Yet Started, Mikhail Durnenkov's funny, eye-opening and surreal dark comedy about everyday people fighting everyday wars, opens in The Drum next month.  (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater to Open 25th Season at the Bruns with MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHINGCalifornia Shakespeare Theater to Open 25th Season at the Bruns with MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater marks the beginning of its 25th season at the glorious Bruns Amphitheater with Shakespeare's sassiest battle royale, Much Ado About Nothing, in a newly-minted adaptation by Kenneth Lin and Jackson Gay, with additional text by Lin, and directed by Gay in her Cal Shakes debut. Much Ado About Nothing plays from May 25 through June 19; for tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Continue 12th Season with THE WOMAN HATER, Featuring Veanne Cox & MoreRed Bull Theater to Continue 12th Season with THE WOMAN HATER, Featuring Veanne Cox & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Twelfth Season will continue with Frances Burney's The Woman Hater, directed by Everett Quinton,  on Monday April 18th at 7:30pm, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson).  Featured in the cast will be Bill Army, Arnie Burton, Veanne Cox, Clifton Duncan, Laura Esterman, Susannah Flood, Emily Gardner Hall, Susan Heyward, Matthew Saldivar, Auden Thornton, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Jenne Vath, Nick Westrate, and more.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101. (more...)

Macha Monkey to Stage THE COLLABORATOR, 4/29-5/14Macha Monkey to Stage THE COLLABORATOR, 4/29-5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Macha Monkey Productions presents the world premiere of The Collaborator by award-winning playwright Yussef El Guindi, directed by Anita Montgomery and featuring Hayley Guthrie, April 29th through May 14th. (more...)

Brian Mullin's WE WAIT IN JOYFUL HOPE to Play Theatre503 This SummerBrian Mullin's WE WAIT IN JOYFUL HOPE to Play Theatre503 This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Brian Mullin's debut drama is a frank and wry portrait of modern feminism, friendship and one extraordinary woman, determined to take on the world. WE WAIT IN JOYFUL HOPE is a funny and touching exploration of religion and capitalism in contemporary America. (more...)

Cast, Directors Announced for Gate Theatre's World Premiere of THE IPHIGENIA QUARTETCast, Directors Announced for Gate Theatre's World Premiere of THE IPHIGENIA QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces full casting for the world premiere of The Iphigenia Quartet which includes Agamemnon, written by Caroline Bird and directed by Christopher Haydon; Chorus, written by Chris Thorpe and directed by Elayce Ismail; Iphigenia by Suhayla El-Bushra and directed by Rebecca Hill and Clytemnestra by Lulu Raczka and directed by Jennifer Tang. In Agamemnon, Andrew French plays Agamemnon, Nigel Barratt plays Menelaus, Sharon Duncan-Brewster plays Clytemnestra and Louise McMenemy plays Messenger. The cast of Agamemnon will all play Voice in Chorus. In Iphigenia and Clytemnestra, Shannon Tarbet plays Iphigenia and Maid, Susie Trayling plays Clytemnestra and Professor, Dwane Walcott plays Achilles and Soldier and Anthony Barclay plays Agamemnon and Director. The Iphigenia Quartet opens at the Gate Theatre, on 3 May, with previews from 23 April, until 21 May. Agamemnon and Clytemnestra will play in rep with Iphigenia and Chorus as part of Nuclear: A Season about the Family. (more...)

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