Shakey-Shake and Friends to Present TWELFTH NIGHT...A PUPPET EPIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

If music be the food of love, play on! Hot off their Best of FringeKids run at Toronto's Solar Stage, acclaimed puppet company Shakey-Shake and Friends returns with one of The Bard's most beloved comedies: Twelfth Night...A Puppet Epic! (more...)

South Shore Theater Company Names New Executive Director & Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

THE BAY COLONY SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, the fastest-growing professional theatre company on the South Shore of Boston, today announced the appointment of Eric Joseph, 56, to the position of President and Executive Director. Mr. Joseph joins the BCSC after returning from New York City as the Senior Vice President of Sponsorship and Marketing for Clear Channel Entertainment and Broadway Across America, where he was responsible for securing and overseeing sponsorship and marketing extensions of Clear Channel's Broadway investments and subsequent tours in over 50 markets. Mr. Joseph, a Marshfield resident raised in Cohasset, MA, will assume responsibility for the funding and administration of the BCSC immediately and takes the reins from retiring Founder and Artistic Director, Neil McGarry, who is departing the area with his family. Mr. McGarry will return to perform his one-man version of "A Christmas Carol" over the 2016 holidays and continue to work as an actor with the BCSC when in the area. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

Alley Theatre to Host Shakespeare@400 Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

In celebration of William Shakespeare's life, the Alley Theatre hosts Shakespeare@400, a variety of educational and patron-engaging events, highlighted by the production of A Midsummer Night's Dream beginning October 7. Shakespeare in American Communities, a national program, is partnering with the Alley to bring Shakespeare and the spoken word directly into classrooms. Additional activities include a special poetry slam event Breaking Shakespeare: The Bard's Slam, Shakespeare Family Saturdays, new content on Alley Re-Sourced, an interactive on-line resource guide and student matinee performances. (more...)

Local Students to Take Part in Paper Mill's 2016 Summer Conservatory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Tony Award for Regional Theatre, has selected students to be a part of the theater's prestigious Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory for 2016. (more...)

Michael Carrasco, Rachel Pallante & More to Star in TexARTS' ALL SHOOK UP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

?TexARTS' next production in its 2016-17 Professional Series will be a musical inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Starring Michael Carrasco (North American Tour, Grease!), Rachel Pallante (The Vortex, The Tempest), Polly Seale (Radio City Music National Tour, The Wizard of Oz), Michael Marchese (TexARTS' My Way A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra), Kami Smith (Austin Shakespeare, As You Like It), Kristi King (Doctuh Mistuh Productions, Reefer Madness), Curt Olson (TexARTS, Guys and Dolls), and Toni Baker. All Shook Up runs August 12 - 21 at the Kam and James Morris Theatre. (more...)

The Arc Theatre Returns for Shakespeare on the Ridge for 7th Season with AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2016

The Arc Theatre returns for its 7th year at Shakespeare on the Ridge with the bard's comedy of romantic deceptions, relentless lovers and rambunctious denizens of the Forest of Arden, directed by Artistic Director Mark Boergers* playing July 23rd through August 14th at Ridgeville Park, 908 Seward St., Evanston. ADMISSION IS FREE. The Press Preview is Friday, July 22nd at 7pm.   (more...)

Fraud & Phony to Present Inaugural Show TROLL This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Fraud & Phony is pleased to announce its inaugural show: TROLL, a new play by Elizabeth Archer, directed by Melanie Keller, playing July 28 - August 13, 2016 at Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W Cortland St. in Chicago. (more...)

BWW Feature: BOBBY G AWARDS WINNERS TAKE NYC
by Chris Arneson - Jun 24, 2016

The fourth year of Denver's Bobby G Awards brought a new couple of thespians to the forefront of Denver's high school musical theatre scene. They'll be making their Broadway debut in just a few days at the National High School Musical Theatre (The Jimmy) Awards at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. Currently they're in the midst of a 10-day intensive that began earlier this week on Sunday. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of DIARY OF A MADMAN at Gate Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 23, 2016

Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre Christopher Haydon today announces the full cast for the world premiere DIARY OF A MADMAN. Haydon directs Deborah Arnott (Mavra Sheeran), Liam Brennan (Pop Sheeran), Lois Chimimba (Mel McCloud), Guy Clark (Matthew White) and Louise McMenemy (Sophie Sheeran). Following the success of the Gate Theatre's recent Fringe First winning The Christians and Grounded, Diary of a Madman marks the Gate Theatre's third visit to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (more...)

Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons Complete Casting for MEN ON BOATS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

MEN ON BOATS, the critically-acclaimed comedy which premiered at Clubbed Thumb's 2015 Summerworks Festival, announced today casting for its return this summer in a co-production by Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons. (more...)

Theatre Renegade to Host IN RESPONSE TO...THE ORLANDO ATTACK Gala This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

In the wake of the deadliest incident of violence ever committed against LGBTQ people in America, the attack on the Pulse Nightclub and murder of 49 people, Theatre Renegade are to present a one-off gala,  Response To… The Orlando Attack. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sylvia St. Croix of RUTHLESS! Preps for Gay Pride
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Sylvia St. Croix (as played by the fabulous Paul Pecorino in RUTHLESS!), is preparing for this year's Gay Pride festivities on Sunday. Earlier this week she brought Marcel, her newest fancy man, over to St. Luke's Theatre to show him off to her fellow cast members. Although she won't be walking the parade route (too rough on her bunions), Sylvia & Marcel will be hanging around the West Village, most likely near any booths offering food. Sylvia is widely known for her frequent eating binges (and subsequent purging). (more...)

Full Cast Announced for New Musical A PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Full cast is today announced for the world premiere of new musical A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer with book by Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel, music by Tom Parkinson and lyrics by Bryony Kimmings.  Francesca Mills, Max Runham and Lottie Vallis complete the company and join the previously announced Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Amy Booth-Steel, Hal Fowler, Amanda Hadingue, Akiya Henry, Golda Rosheuvel, Rose Shalloo, Gareth Snook and Gary Wood. (more...)

Ducdame Ensemble to Bring TWELFTH NIGHT and MERCHANT OF VENICE to Santa Fe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Ducdame Ensemble, the New York-based theatre company, will bring Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE to Santa Fe in their first repertory season with the International Shakespeare Center. The productions will run August 22 through September 3, 2016. Ducdame Ensemble's initial collaboration with the ISC, DAMES OF THRONES: THE WOMEN OF SHAKESPEARE'S HISTORIES, played a sold-out run at Santa Fe's Adobe Rose Theatre this past February. (more...)

Helen McCrory-starring THE DEEP BLUE SEA To Be Broadcast In Cinemas on 1 September
by Marianka Swain - Jun 21, 2016

Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's, THE DEEP BLUE SEA will be broadcast live to cinemas around the world from the National's Lyttelton Theatre on 1 September at 7pm. (more...)

A CLASS ACT to Open at New World Stages in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages  - Stage 5(340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run.  Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. (more...)

Niamh McGrady and Will Featherstone Board NIGHT MUST FALL UK Tour; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

?Niamh McGrady and Will Featherstone will star as Olivia and Dan respectively in the national tour of Emlyn Williams's psychological thriller, NIGHT MUST FALL, directed by Luke Sheppard, joining the previously announced Gwen Taylor as Mrs Bransom and Daragh O'Malley as Inspector Belsize, along with Alasdair Buchan as Hubert, Anne Odeke as Nurse Libby, Mandi Symonds as Mrs Terence and Melissa Vaughan as Dora.  (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

Original Star Tracy Jai Edwards Returns to RUTHLESS! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Original cast member Tracy Jai Edwards returns to Off-Broadway's musical smash RUTHLESS! tonight (June 20) in the dual roles of Eve Allabout and Louise Lerman. Due to overwhelming demand for tickets, the show was recently extended through September 10th. (more...)

Cheek By Jowl to Present New Production of PERICLES in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

In Shakespeare's 400th anniversary year, Cheek by Jowl is delighted to announce that Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod will return to the French language with a new production of Shakespeare's Pericles opening in Paris and then going on to perform in Europe in 2018. This follows their acclaimed French language production of Ubu Roi which performed worldwide from 2013- 2015. (more...)

Fight in the Dog to Bring TWELFTH NIGHT to London Wonderground
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Back by popular demand after a sell out and much talked about one-night-only performance on the actual Twelfth Night at King's Cross Theatre, Fight in the Dog are returning to London for another one-night-only production of Shakespeare's best comedy, replete with a cast of twelve of London's most exciting comedians.   (more...)

The Watermill Theatre Names New Associate Artists: Rosalie Craig, George Stiles, Anthony Drewe & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Paul Hart, The Watermill's Artistic and Executive Director, has today announced the appointment of five Associate Artists for the West Berkshire producing theatre; George Stiles, Anthony Drewe, Rosalie Craig, Johnny Flynn and Tom Attenborough. (more...)

MR. TOOLE to Play Midtown International Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Mr. Toole, a new play written by award-winning playwright Vivian Neuwirth will have its World Premiere at The Midtown International Theatre Festival on July 21st. Set against the backdrop of New Orleans, this play is a deeply personal reflection on the life of John Kennedy Toole, author of the Pulitzer Prize Winning, 'A Confederacy of Dunces.' The play was inspired by Vivian's time as a student of Mr. Toole's at St. Mary's Dominican College in New Orleans. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 19, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Pittsburgh CLO's CHICAGO!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Set inside the sensationalized female murderess craze that swept 1920s Chicago, CHICAGO draws its audience into a world of crime and glitz against the vivid backdrop of the jazz age. A first time production for Pittsburgh CLO, CHICAGO is sure to be 'all that jazz' and more! (more...)

Imogen Stubbs & Natalie Casey to Star in Frantic Assembly's THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Full casting has been announced for Andrew Bovell's Things I Know To Be True, an exciting international co-production between Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia. Matthew Barker, Natalie Casey, Richard Mylan, Kirsty Oswald, Ewan Stewart and Imogen Stubbs will star in the play's UK premiere at the Lyric Hammersmith from 10th September until 1st October 2016 before embarking upon a UK tour. (more...)

Coeurage Theatre Company's TWELFTH NIGHT Opens in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

?Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's 'Pay What You Want' Company, has announced its production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, adapted and directed by Kate Jopson. There will be one preview performance on July 15 at 8pm and opening is set for Saturday, July 16 at 8pm. Twelfth Night will play through August 13 at GTC Burbank. (more...)

Artistic Director Daniel Evans Departs Sheffield Theatres This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

?Daniel Evans this week brings to a close his critically acclaimed seven year tenure as Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres.  (more...)

30 New Shows at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

?30 new shows form a new season of entertainment at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre featuring Sir Roger Moore, Lesley Garrett, Brendan Cole, the return of The Fizzogs, Meera Syal's new production of ANITA & ME, David Walliams' acclaimed GANGSTA GRANNY and the West End celebration of Michael Jackson - THRILLER LIVE. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS, THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has announced the Stratford Festival's 2017 season, an exploration of identity as Canada marks the 150th anniversary of its birth as a nation. (more...)

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA Roars Into Cadogan Hall
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2016

The Tiger Who Came to Tea roars into Chelsea this summer in the truly magical Olivier Award nominated West End production opening at Cadogan Hall on Saturday 6 August 2016 and running through to Sunday 4 September 2016. For tickets, call 020 7730 4500 or visit https://www.cadoganhall.com/ (more...)

Laguna Playhouse's ALL SHOOK UP Opens in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, the perfect family summertime, fun-time musical, ALL SHOOK UP, book by Joe DiPietro, musical direction by Jeff Biering, choreography by Paula Hammons Sloan and directed by Steve Steiner.  (more...)

Synetic Theater to Remount TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

After acclaim from critics and audiences alike, Synetic Theater will remount their 2014 smash-hit Twelfth Night. (more...)

Repercussion Theatre to Stage All-Female JULIUS CAESAR, 7/7-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

This summer, for the first time in Repercussion Theatre's 28-year history, it is presenting William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, directed by Amanda Kellock, (Artistic Director), for its annual Shakespeare-in-the-Park (SITP) tour. From July 7 to August 3, Montreal and surrounding area residents can venture out to local parks with blankets, picnic baskets and kids to watch the centuries' old tale presented with the unique spin of an all-female cast. (more...)

RUTHLESS! The Musical Sets Original Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

The new recording of RUTHLESS! The Musical, produced by Robert Sher for Caroline Records, will feature the entire original cast: Peter Land, Kim Maresca, Tori Murray, Rita McKenzie, Andrea McCullough, and Tracy Jai Edwards. The recording is set for today (Tuesday) at Carriage House Studios, with music supervision by Marvin Laird and music direction by Ricky Romano. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE TEMPEST Opens at Shakespeare in Carroll Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

The celebrated Brooklyn theatre company, Smith Street Stage, has returned to Carroll Park for its annual outdoor production of a play by William Shakespeare.  This summer's production is The Tempest, which opened on June 10 and plays through June 26. Admission is free. No tickets are required. (more...)

Rehearsals for Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS at Menier Chocolate Factory Now Underway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Following their success at the Tony Awards last night, where they won Best Musical Revival for The Color Purple and Cynthia Erivo won Best Actress in a Musical, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces that rehearsals start today in New York for innovative and ground breaking theatre company Fiasco's enchanting reinvention of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's masterpiece Into The Woods. Both Sondheim and Lapine will join the company in rehearsal this week. The production opens on 12 July at the Menier, with previews from 1 July, and runs until 17 September. (more...)

ALBATROSS Opens This Month at Gloucester Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company continues the 37th season of producing professional theater on Cape Ann with Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett's Albatross opening on June 16 and running through July 3 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (more...)

Oddsocks Productions to Present MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

?This June, the Belgrade Theatre is thrilled to welcome Oddsocks Productions with their brand new touring production of Much Ado About Nothing; a high octane version of Shakespeare's witty battle of the sexes featuring well-known pop hits from across the decades.  (more...)

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA Set for Limited Summer Season at Cadogan Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

The Tiger Who Came to Tea roars into Chelsea this summer in the truly magical Olivier Award nominated West End production opening at Cadogan Hall on Saturday 6 August 2016 and running through to Sunday 4 September 2016. (more...)

LES Shakespeare Company's ANTIGONE Begins This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

LES Shakespeare Company veers to Greek tragedy this year with a production of ANTIGONE by Sophocles adapted and directed by Melody Erfani and presented by Planet Connections Festivity at Paradise Factory Theatre opening June 30with subsequent performances on July 6, 8, 9 and 10. Nick Neagle is choreographer and original music is by the band Lady and the Lion. The cast is Adriana Bohmier, Patrick Falcon, Chantelle Goulevitch, Kevin Mackenzie Mejia, Mike Maloney, Emily Shankman, Jae Woo, Yokko and Zackery Betty. (more...)

LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT's Natasha Katz Wins 2016 Tony for Best Lighting Design Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Natasha Katz has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play for LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 12th NIGHTed's ALL OUT ARTS Fresh Fruit Festival, Opening 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

12th NIGHTed, an update of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, set in gay, swinging, 1960s Little Italy, NYC, USA will open the 14th annual ALL OUT ARTS Fresh Fruit Festival on Monday July 11th at 8:00pm at The Wild Project 195 East 3rd St at Ave B, festival headquarters. Check out photos below! (more...)

Fresh Fruit Festival 15: Empowering Works of Art in Downtown New York
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

The Fresh Fruit Festival encompasses theater, performance, poetry, comedy, spoken word, music, dance, visual arts and some talents that defy categorization. Artists come from around the city, nation and, the world. This season, more than a dozen exciting new works, including Chance, a musical from New Musical Theatre of San Francisco; The Fierce Urgency of NOW by New York theatre veteran, Doug DeVita; and the Compagnia KÖRPER dance company from Italy [pictured], and so much more will play at Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street, NYC, July 11 through 24. (more...)

TWELFTH NIGHT to Tour Union County Parks This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

?The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced the return Shakespeare in the Park featuring six free performances of Shakespeare's irresistible romantic comedy Twelfth Night at parks throughout Union County this summer during July and August. (more...)

Photo Flash: TIME STANDS STILL at Jobsite Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Jobsite closes their 2015-16 season with a timely drama from a modern master of the American theater: Donald Margulies' Time Stands Still plays July 8-31, 2016, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. (more...)

Montalvo Arts Center to Present Interactive ROMEO & JULIET AT VILLA MONTALVO This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Montalvo Arts Center presents a one-of-a-kind, interactive theater experience this fall when it hosts We Players, presenting Romeo & Juliet at Villa Montalvo. In this site-integrated production audiences will be on their feet, following the action to various locations throughout Montalvo's grounds-including its illustrious Mediterranean-style Villa-as they viscerally experience the timeless drama of feuding families and star-crossed lovers. Recognized by SF Weekly for creating "spectacular, immersive experiences for audience members unlike anything you'll see on Broadway," We Players' stunning production will provide patrons an entirely new, thoroughly immersive theatrical experience in one of the South Bay's most beautiful settings. Romeo & Juliet at Villa Montalvo will be performed seven times only: Thursdays, Oct. 6 & 13 (5pm); Friday, Oct. 5 (5pm), and Sundays, Oct. 9 & 16 (noon & 5pm) at Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, CA. For tickets ($60-$80 general; $40 students) or more information the public may visit montalvoarts.org/weplayers or call (408) 961-5858.  (more...)

Summer Stages 2016: Rhode Island Summer Events
by Veronica Bruscini - Jun 10, 2016

Rhode Island theaters are gearing up for another sizzling summer season. Here's a look ahead at what's on stage in the Ocean State from June through August. (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...)

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