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WAKE UP with BWW 9/26/14 - SWEENEY TODD, DISGRACED, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/26/14 - SWEENEY TODD, DISGRACED, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 26, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: SWEENEY TODD airs on PBS as part of Live From Lincoln Center, ANNIE kicks off its national tour today, DISGRACED begins previews tomorrow, and YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opens on Sunday! (more...)

2014 LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS Nominees Announced - Theatre at Boston Court Leads; Geffen, La Mirada Follow2014 LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS Nominees Announced - Theatre at Boston Court Leads; Geffen, La Mirada Follow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Nominees for the 2014 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on the evening of Monday, September 22 at Native Voices at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. The nominations were revealed by past Ovation Award recipients Gigi Bermingham, Brighid Fleming, Parmer Fuller, Jennifer Haley, Brian Kite, Glynn Turman, and John Zalewski, along with LA STAGE Alliance Chief Executive Officer Terence McFarland. (more...)

2014 Montreal English Theatre Award Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for Oct 202014 Montreal English Theatre Award Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for Oct 20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

In celebration of excellence in English-language theatre in Montreal, the Montreal English Theatre Awards Committee is pleased to release its list of 2013-2014 nominees. The second annual METAs gala will take place on Monday October 20th at 7:45pm at the Rialto Theatre (5723 avenue du Parc). (more...)

Theatre @ Boston Court, the Geffen and La Mirada Lead 2014 Ovation Award Nominations; Full List!Theatre @ Boston Court, the Geffen and La Mirada Lead 2014 Ovation Award Nominations; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Nominees for the 2014 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on the evening of Monday, September 22 at Native Voices at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. The nominations were revealed by past Ovation Award recipients Gigi Bermingham, Brighid Fleming, Parmer Fuller, Jennifer Haley, Brian Kite, Glynn Turman, and John Zalewski, along with LA STAGE Alliance Chief Executive Officer Terence McFarland. (more...)

Dominique Morisseau, David Bar Katz and More Star in SATC's BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG, Now thru 9/21Dominique Morisseau, David Bar Katz and More Star in SATC's BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG, Now thru 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) will present the World Premiere of BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG. This evening of short works inspired by Strindberg's iconic Miss Julie is written by four exciting contemporary playwrights: Dominique Morisseau (Detroit '67), David Bar Katz (Tony nominee for Freak), Andreas Boonstra (winner of Sweden's Thaliapriset award) and Lina Ekdahl (winner of Sweden's Werner Aspenström Award). Directed by Henning Hegland and Alicia Dhyan House, previews begin tonight, September 2 at Off-Broadway's The Lion Theater at Theatre Row. Opening night is set for September 5. (more...)

World Premiere of Richard Bean's PITCAIRN to Be Performed at Chichester Festival TheatreWorld Premiere of Richard Bean's PITCAIRN to Be Performed at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Award-winning playwright Richard Bean unveils the second of his three world premieres to be staged this year, and renews his collaboration with acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark for Pitcairn at Chichester, prior to London and a national tour. (more...)

Richard Eyre's GHOSTS, Starring Lesley Manville and Jack Lowden, Out Online TodayRichard Eyre's GHOSTS, Starring Lesley Manville and Jack Lowden, Out Online Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Digital Theatre is delighted to announce its next title; Richard Eyre's five-star, multi award-winning revival production of Ibsen's Ghosts starring Olivier Award-winners Lesley Manville and Jack Lowden will be available to buy and watch online around the world from today 18 September 2014. (more...)

Sharon Leal, Angela Lin, Brandon Scott and More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse's STOP KISS This FallSharon Leal, Angela Lin, Brandon Scott and More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse's STOP KISS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announces the cast of STOP KISS, the second production of its 2014-2015 Season. Written by Diana Son and directed by Pasadena Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Seema Sueko, STOP KISS stars Sharon Leal (Bill Condon's Dreamgirls, Fox's "Boston Public," and Lionsgate's Addicted), Angela Lin (Broadway's Chinglish), John Sloan (Fox's "Happy Hour"), Brandon Scott (ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"), Amanda Carlin (Liar Liar), and Jeff De Serrano (A&E's "Longmire"). The production is performed November 4 - 30, 2014 with the official press night on Wednesday, November 9, 2014. (more...)

Nashville Rep's REPaloud Reading Series Continues in NovemberNashville Rep's REPaloud Reading Series Continues in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Nashville Rep will present two plays in repertory as a part of its popular REPaloud staged reading series in an effort to prod discussion about issues related to successful women. The series will take place November 12 - 15 at Nashville Rep's Rehearsal Hall (NPT Studio A, 161 Rains Avenue) and will include David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winner Glengarry Glen Ross featuring an all-female cast (Wednesday, November 12 and Friday, November 14) and Caryl Churchill's Top Girls (Thursday, November 13 and Saturday, November 15). The same cast of talented Nashville actresses will be featured in the staged readings of each play. (more...)

Julie Martell, Patrick McManus, Charlie Gallant, Fiona Reid and More Set for Shaw Festival's 2015 Season; Cast, Creatives Announced!Julie Martell, Patrick McManus, Charlie Gallant, Fiona Reid and More Set for Shaw Festival's 2015 Season; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The Shaw Festival today announced principal casting and creative team details for its 54th season. (more...)

Mine is Yours Theatre Company to Stage R&J at Theatre of NOTE, 11/7-16Mine is Yours Theatre Company to Stage R&J at Theatre of NOTE, 11/7-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Mine is Yours Theatre Company presents R&J, a gender-reversed Romeo and Juliet, at Theatre of NOTE in Hollywood for two weekends only! Playing November 7-16th, 2014. (more...)

IF WE WERE BIRDS, Eric Peterson, Leni Parker, Micheline Chevrier and More Top 2014 METAwards; All the Winners!IF WE WERE BIRDS, Eric Peterson, Leni Parker, Micheline Chevrier and More Top 2014 METAwards; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

The METAs are proud to announce the 2013-2014 winners! (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Launches 2014-15 Season with OWNERS TonightInterrobang Theatre Project Launches 2014-15 Season with OWNERS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to launch its 2014-15 season with the savagely funny play OWNERS by groundbreaking British playwright Caryl Churchill, directed by Co-Artistic Director Jeffry Stanton, playing today, October 2 - November 2, 2014 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Mine is Yours Theatre Company Stages R&J at Theatre of NOTE, Now thru 11/16Mine is Yours Theatre Company Stages R&J at Theatre of NOTE, Now thru 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Mine is Yours Theatre Company presents R&J, a gender-reversed Romeo and Juliet, at Theatre of NOTE in Hollywood for two weekends only! Playing tonight, November 7-16th, 2014. (more...)

Sharon Leal, Angela Lin, Brandon Scott and More Star in Pasadena Playhouse's STOP KISS, Beginning TonightSharon Leal, Angela Lin, Brandon Scott and More Star in Pasadena Playhouse's STOP KISS, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse presents STOP KISS, the second production of its 2014-2015 Season. Written by Diana Son and directed by Pasadena Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Seema Sueko, STOP KISS stars Sharon Leal (Bill Condon's Dreamgirls, Fox's 'Boston Public,' and Lionsgate's Addicted), Angela Lin (Broadway's Chinglish), John Sloan (Fox's 'Happy Hour'), Brandon Scott (ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy'), Amanda Carlin (Liar Liar), and Jeff De Serrano (A&E's 'Longmire'). The production is performed tonight, November 4 - 30, 2014 with the official press night on Wednesday, November 9, 2014. (more...)

The Arc Theatre to Present TOP GIRLS at The Den TheatreThe Arc Theatre to Present TOP GIRLS at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

The Arc Theatre concludes its 2014-15 season with Caryl Churchill's popular drama Top Girls, directed by Artistic Director Mark Boergers*, playing January 15 - February 8, 2015 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Saturday, November 1 at www.arctheatrechicago.org. The press opening is Friday, January 16 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

New Theatre: Season 2015 LaunchNew Theatre: Season 2015 Launch
by Jade Kops - Nov 25, 2014

From attending the New Theatre 2015 season launch, it is clear from Artistic Director Louise Fischer's introduction that New Theatre is a "family" with a passion for what they create. The 2015 line up continues the company's legacy of staging productions that will challenge ideas and discuss issues, and even the plays that were written in other eras remain relevant to the current society. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards Update 11/25 - Jimmy Johansmeyer, Bobby Godas Tied for Best Actor!2014 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards Update 11/25 - Jimmy Johansmeyer, Bobby Godas Tied for Best Actor!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

The Arc Theatre Sets TOP GIRLS for January 15 - February 8, 2015 at The Den TheatreThe Arc Theatre Sets TOP GIRLS for January 15 - February 8, 2015 at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

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Full House - Meet the Cast of A DELICATE BALANCE, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Full House - Meet the Cast of A DELICATE BALANCE, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Nov 20, 2014

Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance opens tonight, November 20, on Broadway. The production stars Glenn Close (returning to Broadway for the first time in twenty years), John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, and Martha Plimpton. The limited engagement of A Delicate Balance, directed by Pam MacKinnon, will run through Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

BWW Previews: REPaloud's WOMEN ON TOP Stars Exceptional Cast of Nashville ActressesBWW Previews: REPaloud's WOMEN ON TOP Stars Exceptional Cast of Nashville Actresses
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 12, 2014

It's the stuff of theatrical legend. Or perhaps it's the perfect recipe for a theatrical endeavor of legendary proportions. You must simply bring together eight of Nashville's finest actresses under the direction of a man who is helping to change the face of local theater with his inventive, imaginative original works. Then give them two noteworthy scripts from the late 20th century and place them in a rehearsal hall to prepare for public consumption (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project to Launch 2014-15 Season with OWNERS, 10/2-11/2Interrobang Theatre Project to Launch 2014-15 Season with OWNERS, 10/2-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to launch its 2014-15 season with the savagely funny play OWNERS by groundbreaking British playwright Caryl Churchill, directed by Co-Artistic Director Jeffry Stanton, playing October 2 - November 2, 2014 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Dominique Morisseau, David Bar Katz and More to Star in SATC's BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG, 9/2-21Dominique Morisseau, David Bar Katz and More to Star in SATC's BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG, 9/2-21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) will present the World Premiere of BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG. This evening of short works inspired by Strindberg's iconic Miss Julie is written by four exciting contemporary playwrights: Dominique Morisseau (Detroit '67), David Bar Katz (Tony nominee for Freak), Andreas Boonstra (winner of Sweden's Thaliapriset award) and Lina Ekdahl (winner of Sweden's Werner Aspenstrom Award). Directed by Henning Hegland and Alicia Dhyan House, previews begin September 2 at Off-Broadway's The Lion Theater at Theatre Row. Opening night is set for September 5. (more...)

Marla Schaffel and Tina Chen Headline Mirror Rep's 2014 Season, Begin. TodayMarla Schaffel and Tina Chen Headline Mirror Rep's 2014 Season, Begin. Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Mirror Repertory Company, along with The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency (GAAR), presents Tony-nominee Marla Schaffel (Jane Eyre) in THE MIRACLE WORKER as part of its 2014 summer season in Greensboro, Vermont. GAAR's 2014 summer season will also include a limited engagement of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CAROUSEL. (more...)

World Premiere of Richard Bean's PITCAIRN to Be Performed at Chichester Festival TheatreWorld Premiere of Richard Bean's PITCAIRN to Be Performed at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Award-winning playwright Richard Bean unveils the second of his three world premieres to be staged this year, and renews his collaboration with acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark for Pitcairn at Chichester, prior to London and a national tour. (more...)

Arc Theatre Stages MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Shakespeare on the Ridge, Now thru 8/3Arc Theatre Stages MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Shakespeare on the Ridge, Now thru 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

The Arc Theatre follows last year's 4-star and critically acclaimed 'Twelfth Night' with Shakespeare's witty and dangerous 'Much Ado About Nothing.' 'Much Ado' represents Arc's fifth year in residence at Shakespeare on the Ridge, and will be performed today, July 12th through August 3rd, 2014, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7pm at Ridgeville Park, 908 Seward St in Evanston, IL. Admission is free. The show will run approximately 90 minutes. (more...)

Sound Theatre Company to Present David Ives' THE SCHOOL FOR LIES, Begin. 8/7Sound Theatre Company to Present David Ives' THE SCHOOL FOR LIES, Begin. 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Sound Theatre Company will launch into raunch and ruffles this summer with the Seattle premiere of The School for Lies by David Ives, co-directed by Teresa Thuman and Ken Michels. This saucy update of Moliere's The Misanthrope by Tony Award-nominated David Ives (Venus in Fur) stuffs contemporary off-color slang into the classic baroque farce, in which rivals scheme romance to expose a notorious cynic. A few cunning lies set party girl Celimene and acerbic wit Frank up for battle and sex. Misbehavior, gossip, glamour and scandal reign in this clowning burlesque written in rhymed couplets. (more...)

Gord Rand, Sarah Sherman & More to Star in Tarragon's ABYSSGord Rand, Sarah Sherman & More to Star in Tarragon's ABYSS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Tarragon Theatre presents the English-language premiere of Abyss, written and translated by Tarragon's first-ever International playwright-in-residence Maria Milisavljevic and directed by Artistic Director Richard Rose. This poetic thriller about a missing woman premiered (as Brandung) at the Deutsches Theater Berlin, winning the prestigious 2013 Kleist Promotional Award for Young Dramatists. Abyss opens February 11 and runs to March 15, 2015 (previewing from February 3) in Tarragon's Extraspace, and marks the Canadian debut of German playwright Milisavljevic. (more...)

Audrey Brisson, Joseph Drake & More to Star in ROMEO + JULIET at Rose Theatre KingstonAudrey Brisson, Joseph Drake & More to Star in ROMEO + JULIET at Rose Theatre Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Executive Producer Jerry Gunn today announces full casting for the company's production of Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet. Sally Cookson returns to theatre to direct Sharon D Clarke (Nurse), Matt Costain (Paris/Prince), Chris Bianchi (Friar Lawrence/ Montague), Audrey Brisson (Juliet), Joseph Drake (Romeo), Laura Elphinstone (Mercutio), Felix Hayes (Tybalt) and Javier Marzan (Peter). The production opens on 4 March, with previews from 28 February, and runs until 14 March. (more...)

BWW Previews: Hey Clevelanders - It's Almost Shaw Festival Time!BWW Previews: Hey Clevelanders - It's Almost Shaw Festival Time!
by Roy Berko - Jan 21, 2015

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Kevin Spacey Returns to the Role of CLARENCE DARROW at The Old Vic, March 3Kevin Spacey Returns to the Role of CLARENCE DARROW at The Old Vic, March 3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Marking his last time on The Old Vic stage whilst Artistic Director, Kevin Spacey, returns to the iconic role of Clarence Darrow following his sell-out and critically acclaimed run of 22 performances in 2014. Clarence Darrow previews from 3 March for six weeks only until 11 April. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Arc Theatre's TOP GIRLS, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at The Arc Theatre's TOP GIRLS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

The Arc Theatre concludes its 2014-15 season with Caryl Churchill's popular drama Top Girls, directed by Artistic Director Mark Boergers*, playing now through February 8, 2015 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. The press opening is tonight, January 16 at 7:30 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Shaw Festival Announces 2014 Operating Surplus at Annual MeetingShaw Festival Announces 2014 Operating Surplus at Annual Meeting
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Earlier today, patrons, board members, staff and the public gathered at the Festival Theatre to celebrate the artistic and financial successes of the Shaw Festival's 2014 season. (more...)

Shaw Festival Board of Governors Welcomes New Members at Annual MeetingShaw Festival Board of Governors Welcomes New Members at Annual Meeting
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Board Chair Andrew M. Pringle announced the appointment of Lord Mayor Pat Darte and Arlene Carson to the Board of Governors during the Shaw Festival's Annual General Meeting earlier today. (more...)

Mine is Yours theatre company to Present BACHELORETTE, 3/20-4/12Mine is Yours theatre company to Present BACHELORETTE, 3/20-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Mine is Yours theatre company, now in their second season, is itching to share their first contemporary production with Los Angeles! Bachelorette by Leslye Headland, directed by Jessica Hanna and assistant directed by Mallin Alter, will run for four weeks this Spring: March 20 - April 12, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm. Tickets are $18 at the door, $15 online, and presale tickets (purchased before 3/13) are $12 each. (more...)

Jason Watkins and Monica Dolan Set to Lead John Tiffany's THE TWITSJason Watkins and Monica Dolan Set to Lead John Tiffany's THE TWITS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Mr and Mrs Twit are not very nice. In fact they're extremely nasty. They're nasty to each other, and they're VILE to everyone else. They hold a family of monkeys hostage in a cage and force them to stand on their heads. ALL THE TIME. We told you they weren't very nice. Can the monkeys find a way to show those vicious Twits what for? (more...)

Marisa Tomei, Kathy Najimy Set for HBO's MS. MiniseriesMarisa Tomei, Kathy Najimy Set for HBO's MS. Miniseries
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

According to Deadline, stage and screen star Marisa Tomei has been tapped to portray feminist legend Gloria Steinem in HBO's upcoming miniseries MS. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/4/14 - PETER PAN LIVE!, THE ILLUSIONISTS, DISENCHANTED! and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/4/14 - PETER PAN LIVE!, THE ILLUSIONISTS, DISENCHANTED! and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 4, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: NBC broadcasts PETER PAN LIVE! tonight, THE ILLUSIONISTS opens on Broadway, DISENCHANTED! raises the curtain off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards - Joe Harding Leads!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards - Joe Harding Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Connecticut AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

BWW Reviews: GRIGWARE Picks His Best in LA Theatre for 2014BWW Reviews: GRIGWARE Picks His Best in LA Theatre for 2014
by Don Grigware - Dec 26, 2014

The Best in LA Theatre for 2014 (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Connecticut AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

The Arc Theatre to Present TOP GIRLS at The Den Theatre; Performances Begin Next MonthThe Arc Theatre to Present TOP GIRLS at The Den Theatre; Performances Begin Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The Arc Theatre concludes its 2014-15 season with Caryl Churchill's popular drama Top Girls, directed by Artistic Director Mark Boergers*, playing January 15 - February 8, 2015 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at ?www.arctheatrechicago.org. The press opening is Friday, January 16 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards - Joe Harding Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards - Joe Harding Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Sound Theatre Company to Present David Ives' THE SCHOOL FOR LIES, Begin. TodaySound Theatre Company to Present David Ives' THE SCHOOL FOR LIES, Begin. Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Sound Theatre Company will launch into raunch and ruffles this summer with the Seattle premiere of The School for Lies by David Ives, co-directed by Teresa Thuman and Ken Michels. This saucy update of Moliere's The Misanthrope by Tony Award-nominated David Ives (Venus in Fur) stuffs contemporary off-color slang into the classic baroque farce, in which rivals scheme romance to expose a notorious cynic. A few cunning lies set party girl Celimene and acerbic wit Frank up for battle and sex. Misbehavior, gossip, glamour and scandal reign in this clowning burlesque written in rhymed couplets. (more...)

BWW Blog: A Clevelander's Views and Reviews of Canada's The Shaw FestivalBWW Blog: A Clevelander's Views and Reviews of Canada's The Shaw Festival
by Roy Berko - Aug 6, 2014

'By the time the show is over, you will have been taken on a journey more compelling and magical than you could have imagined. For this, I think, is our principal function-as we delight, provoke and entertain, we must always surprise.' These are Jackie Maxwell, the Shaw Festival's Artistic Director, hopes for those who attend one or more of the theatre offerings. (more...)

World Premiere of Richard Bean's PITCAIRN Begins Tonight at Chichester FestivalWorld Premiere of Richard Bean's PITCAIRN Begins Tonight at Chichester Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Award-winning playwright Richard Bean unveils the second of his three world premieres to be staged this year, and renews his collaboration with acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark for Pitcairn at Chichester, prior to London and a national tour. (more...)

Shaw Festival Announces 2015 Season; Includes Sweety Charity, Peter and the Starcatcher, Pygmalion and more!Shaw Festival Announces 2015 Season; Includes Sweety Charity, Peter and the Starcatcher, Pygmalion and more!
by Alan Henry - Aug 2, 2014

The Shaw Festival today announced the 2015 season playbill. The Shaw's 54th season features 11 productions including the re-envisioning of two enduring Shaw comedies and two newly commissioned Canadian works. The 2015 season will feature Sweet Charity, Pygmalion, Light Up the Sky, Peter and the Starcatcher, You Never Can Tell, The Divine, The Lady from the Sea, Top Girls, The Twelve- Pound Look, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism with a Key to the Scriptures (IHO) and The Next Whisky Bar - A Kurt Weill Cabaret. (more...)

Richard Eyre's GHOSTS, Starring Lesley Manville and Jack Lowden, Out Online Sept 18Richard Eyre's GHOSTS, Starring Lesley Manville and Jack Lowden, Out Online Sept 18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Digital Theatre is delighted to announce its next title; Richard Eyre's five-star, multi award-winning revival production of Ibsen's Ghosts starring Olivier Award-winners Lesley Manville and Jack Lowden will be available to buy and watch online around the world from Thursday 18 September 2014. (more...)

OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD to Begin 9/13 at Royal Alexandra TheatreOUR COUNTRY'S GOOD to Begin 9/13 at Royal Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

After an extensive tour across the U.K., including a sensational season in London, and fresh from a sold-out run at the prestigious Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis earlier this spring, Max Stafford-Clark's acclaimed revival of Timberlake Wertenbaker's Olivier Award-winning play, OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD, will play a strictly limited engagement at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, September 13 - October 26, 2014. (more...)

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