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West End's BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM Announces Full CastWest End's BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Natalie Dew will play football crazy Jess with Lauren Samuels as Jules, a player with the Harriers, a local women's football team, and Jamie Campbell Bower as their coach Joe. Opening at the Phoenix Theatre on 24 June 2015, London previews for Bend It Like Beckham begin on 15 May 2015. Ronni Ancona will play Paula, Jules's Mum, with Jamal Andreas as Jess' good friend Tony. Preeya Kalidas plays Pinky, Jess' sister, with Tony Jayawardena and Natasha Jayetileke as her parents, Mr and Mrs Bhamra. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Nashville Shakes' TWELFTH NIGHT Casts Off Winter's ChillBWW Reviews: Nashville Shakes' TWELFTH NIGHT Casts Off Winter's Chill
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 9, 2015

Denice Hicks' vision for Twelfth Night warmly ingratiates itself with the fluidity of its presentation, enacted by a delightful cast of NSF veterans and newcomers who envelop their audience with genuinely high-spirited good feelings sure to thaw the most frozen of hearts. (more...)

PRIVATE LIVES Opens at Hartford StagePRIVATE LIVES Opens at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Brrr . . . Does just thinking of the weather in January make you shiver? Then make your reservations now to escape to a sunny French seaside resort with Noel Coward's comedic masterpiece, Private Lives, directed by Artistic Director and 2014 Tony Award-winner Darko Tresnjak, from January 8 to February 8 at Hartford Stage. (more...)

Three Day Hangover to Present HANK V, 2/18-3/1Three Day Hangover to Present HANK V, 2/18-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Three Day Hangover presents Hank V, an epic, two-person drinking theatrical event. The final production of their sold out 2014 season, seven performances of Hank V will be staged at The East Wing at The Stumble Inn, 306 East 76th Street (at 2nd Ave) in NYC from February 18-March 1, 2015. (more...)

CRT to Stage New Adaptation of LYSISTRATA, 2/26-3/8CRT to Stage New Adaptation of LYSISTRATA, 2/26-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present the Greek comedy Lysistrata by Aristophanes in the Nafe Katter Theatre on the UConn-Storrs campus from February 26th through March 8th. See how one woman's crusade to end the Peloponnesian War leads to wild laughter, bawdy puns, and both genders begging to make love, not war. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113 and visit www.crt.uconn.edu. (more...)

Madcap Musical Comedy MURDER FOR TWO to Play the Lyric's Plaza Theatre, 3/25-4/12Madcap Musical Comedy MURDER FOR TWO to Play the Lyric's Plaza Theatre, 3/25-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma presents MURDER FOR TWO, a zany murder mystery musical comedy inspired by Agatha Christie and the Marx Brothers in which everyone is a suspect. Running March 25 through April 12 at Lyric's Plaza Theatre and coming directly from its smash Off-Broadway run in New York, MURDER FOR TWO is a perfect blend of music, mayhem and murder in which two actors play 13 different roles -- and the piano. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Elizabeth Bunch Talks Alley Theatre's AS YOU LIKE ITBWW Interviews: Elizabeth Bunch Talks Alley Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT
by Katricia Lang - Jan 30, 2015

AS YOU LIKE IT is pastoral romantic comedy featuring two heroines and, as always, starcrossed lovers, cross dressing and mistaken identities. Elizabeth Bunch is Rosalind, the beautiful, quick witted daughter of an exiled duke. Emily Trask is Celia, Rosalind's loyal cousin and closest friend. Together, Celia and Rosalind travel through the forest getting themselves in and out of hijinks. (more...)

UK Tour of English Touring Theatre & RSC's A MAD WORLD MY MASTERS Sets Full CastUK Tour of English Touring Theatre & RSC's A MAD WORLD MY MASTERS Sets Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Following a critically acclaimed run in Stratford in 2013, the Royal Shakespeare Company and English Touring Theatre's production of Thomas Middleton's A Mad World My Masters returns in 2015 for an eight venue national tour to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (26 - 28 February), Grand Theatre Blackpool (5 - 7 March), Theatre Royal Brighton (10 - 14 March), Malvern Theatres (24 - 28 March), Hall for Cornwall (31 March - 4 April), Theatre Royal Bath (7 - 11 April), Darlington Civic Theatre (14 - 18 April), and Cambridge Arts Theatre (21 - 25 April), before a limited run at the Barbican (29 April - 9 May). (more...)

Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2015 FREE Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 53-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community. This summer, free Shakespeare in the Park will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST (May 27-July 5), directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE (July 27-August 23), directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee and More to Return in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill This Spring; Full Cast Announced!Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee and More to Return in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill This Spring; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the full cast for its production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (which first played to rave reviews in La Jolla). Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame has a book by Peter Parnell, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Chase Brock. (more...)

Jobsite Theater to Stage Virginia Woolf's ORLANDO, 3/4-29Jobsite Theater to Stage Virginia Woolf's ORLANDO, 3/4-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Jobsite Theater offers the southeastern United States premiere of Pulitzer and Tony Award nominated playwright and MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship recipient Sarah Ruhl's adaptation of Virginia Woolf's Orlando, which plays Mar. 4-29, 2015, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. (more...)

'THE MAGIC GARDEN' to Play TNC, 3/5-22'THE MAGIC GARDEN' to Play TNC, 3/5-22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

For the delight of audiences aged five to 105, Chechoslovak-American Marionette Theater will perform its newest work, 'The Magic Garden, or, The Princess Who Grew Antlers,' an ensemble creation that is cheerfully concocted from Czech fairy tales in which antlers appear. Featuring four performers, marionettes of various sizes and assorted antique moose and deer antlers, the piece will be presented by Theater for the New City March 5 to 22. The piece is written and directed by Vit Horejs and co-created by Horejs and the cast. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre Extends LIONS IN ILLYRIA thru March 1Lifeline Theatre Extends LIONS IN ILLYRIA thru March 1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

To accommodate ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre announces eight added performances of its KidSeries production of Lions in Illyria, a world premiere based on William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, written by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Amanda Delheimer Dimond. (more...)

GTA to Stage Ancient Drama ANTIGONE, Beginning 2/13GTA to Stage Ancient Drama ANTIGONE, Beginning 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

?Continuing its 35th Anniversary season and as part of its annual February Festival of plays, the Gainesville Theatre Alliance is producing its very first Ancient Greek drama for the MainStage, Sophocles' Antigone. The original heroine's fight to preserve her family's honor opens Feb. 13th at University of North Georgia's Ed Cabell Theatre (3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood). (more...)

Lifeline Theatre Names Lavina Jadhwani as Casting DirectorLifeline Theatre Names Lavina Jadhwani as Casting Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Lifeline Theatre welcomes Lavina Jadhwani as Casting Director beginning February 2 marking the transition of the role from a volunteer position to a salaried member of the administrative staff. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lara Pulver and Peter Davison Join West End's GYPSYPhoto Flash: Lara Pulver and Peter Davison Join West End's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Joining Imelda Staunton, who stars as the indomitable Momma Rose in the West End transfer of Jonathan Kent's production of Gypsy, are Lara Pulver who will reprise the role of Louise and Peter Davison who joins the cast to play Herbie. Final casting for this five star Chichester Festival Theatre production will be announced shortly. Take a look at photos of the three leads below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Flashback - Watch Vintage Clips of Anne Hathaway at Paper Mill Playhouse!STAGE TUBE: Flashback - Watch Vintage Clips of Anne Hathaway at Paper Mill Playhouse!
by Stage Tube - Jan 23, 2015

Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway is appearing at the Public Theatre this spring in the one-woman drama GROUNDED. In honor of Hathaway's return to the stage, check out these vintage clips of Hathaway onstage from Paper Mill Playhouse! (more...)

Liberty Buckland & Alex Spinney to Lead World Premiere of YARICO at London Theatre WorkshopLiberty Buckland & Alex Spinney to Lead World Premiere of YARICO at London Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

?Final casting and the full creative team is announced today for the world premiere of Yarico, a powerful, epic musical about forbidden love, betrayal and redemption, based on a true story that fired the world's imagination and contributed to the social movement against the slave trade. (more...)

Staged Reading of Lou Diamond Phillips' BURNING DESIRE Set for Actors Chapel, 1/28Staged Reading of Lou Diamond Phillips' BURNING DESIRE Set for Actors Chapel, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

BURNING DESIRE, a modern parable written by Lou Diamond Phillips will be presented as a staged reading in New York City at St. Malachy's Church at The Actors Chapel, on Wednesday, January 28th at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Previews: Nashville Theater Heats Up With 2015 OpeningsBWW Previews: Nashville Theater Heats Up With 2015 Openings
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 22, 2015

With a new year comes a lot of new theater in Nashville and in 2015, area theater companies are heating up winter with some of the most compelling and challenging productions to grace local stages in quite some time. Already, Circle Players and Nashville Shakespeare Festival have upped the ante with their respective productions of Ragtime the Musical and Twelfth Night (NSF traditionally kicks off the dramatics with their winter production at Belmont University's Troutt Theatre), and in the coming weeks theater-goers will be treated to even more, top-notch, high-quality theatrics. (more...)

National Theatre of Scotland and RSC's DUNSINANE to Begin 2/4 at Shakespeare Theatre CompanyNational Theatre of Scotland and RSC's DUNSINANE to Begin 2/4 at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents Dunsinane, playwright David Greig's majestic sequel to Shakespeare's Macbeth, presented by the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company, and directed by Roxana Silbert. First premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company at Hampstead Theatre in 2010, this tour marks the U.S. premiere of Dunsinane after a highly successful tour to East Asia and Russia in spring 2014. Hailed by The Guardian as "a work of compelling intelligence, provocation and wit," Dunsinane will play at the Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 4-21, 2015. (more...)

Anne Hathaway to Star in GROUNDED at the Public; Julie Taymor Directs!Anne Hathaway to Star in GROUNDED at the Public; Julie Taymor Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that George Brant's spellbinding, ripped-from-the-headlines play GROUNDED, with Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway, has been added to the 2014-15 downtown season. Directed by Academy Award nominee and two-time Tony Award winner Julie Taymor, GROUNDED marks the return to the Public Theater stage for Hathaway who played Viola in the 2009 Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night. GROUNDED will begin performances in the Anspacher Theater on Tuesday, April 7 and run through Sunday, May 17, with an official press opening on Thursday, April 23. (more...)

Myanna Buring and Sinead Matthews Set for for THE WASP at Hampstead DownstairsMyanna Buring and Sinead Matthews Set for for THE WASP at Hampstead Downstairs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Hampstead Downstairs and the Peter Wolff Trust present: The Wasp by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm (more...)

Colony Theatre to Present THE ROAD TO APPOMATTOX, Begin. 2/11Colony Theatre to Present THE ROAD TO APPOMATTOX, Begin. 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

The Colony Theatre will present the fourth production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of THE ROAD TO APPOMATTOX by Catherine Bush, directed by Brian Shnipper. THE ROAD TO APPOMATTOX will preview on Wednesday, February 11; Thursday, February 12; and Friday, February 13 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, February 14 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, March 15. (more...)

Theatre Project & TP&co to Launch Shakespeare Off Broadway with TWELFTH NIGHTTheatre Project & TP&co to Launch Shakespeare Off Broadway with TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

The Theatre Project and TP&co will present the launch of Shakespeare Off-Broadway with a Limited Off-Broadway Engagement of The Bard's classic comedy, Twelfth Night, or What You Will. Shakespeare Off-Broadway is a new series dedicated to the presentation of vital and imaginative productions of William Shakespeare's work. Twelfth Night will take the stage of the historic Players Theatre in the heart of Greenwich Village from February 13 through March 7, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS 2014 Winners AnnouncedBWW Reviews: SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS 2014 Winners Announced
by Jade Kops - Jan 19, 2015

The Sydney's Theatre community gathered at the 2014 SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS tonight for the 10th annual celebration of the best of the past year's work as judged by The Sydney Reviewers. (more...)

The NOLA Project to Continue 10th Anniversary Season with CAMILLE, 1/30-3/1The NOLA Project to Continue 10th Anniversary Season with CAMILLE, 1/30-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

The NOLA Project continues its 10th anniversary season with "Camille," by Charles Ludlam, at the Mid-City Theatre. Running January 30-March 1, a comedic dream team is poised to bring this production to life. (more...)

Columbia Stages to Present David Eldridge's FESTEN, 1/28-31Columbia Stages to Present David Eldridge's FESTEN, 1/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Columbia Stages is proud to present FESTEN, a dark comedy by British playwright David Eldridge. Adapted from the 1998 Danish film of the same name, FESTEN depicts the story of a family ravaged by secrets, twisted accusations, and unbearable wounds. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE RISE AND SHINE OF COMRADE FIASCOFull Cast Announced for THE RISE AND SHINE OF COMRADE FIASCO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Full casting is announced today for the first production in the Gate Theatre's Freedom Burning season, Andrew Whaley's award-winning play The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco - a witty and energised allegory of life in post-colonial Zimbabwe. The production is directed by Elayce Ismail, the recipient of this year's JP Morgan Award for Emerging Directors. She directs Gary Beadle (Jungle), Kurt Egyiawan (Chidhina), Joan Iyiola (Febi) and Abdul Salis (Fiasco). (more...)

THE RULING CLASS Revival, Starring James McAvoy, Begins Previews in the West EndTHE RULING CLASS Revival, Starring James McAvoy, Begins Previews in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

UW School of Drama to Present TWELFTH NIGHT with 1920s TwistUW School of Drama to Present TWELFTH NIGHT with 1920s Twist
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Leah Adcock-Starr, a third-year student in the Professional Director Training Program (PDTP) at the University of Washington School of Drama, will direct William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, or What You Will as her thesis production for the School of Drama. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Astounding Giles Davies in Jobsite Theater's TWELFTH NIGHTBWW Reviews: The Astounding Giles Davies in Jobsite Theater's TWELFTH NIGHT
by Peter Nason - Jan 15, 2015

This is an eye-popping, slam dunk production, with a star turn by Giles Davies as Malvolio that leaves the audience in hysterics. (more...)

Anne Hathaway Eyeing GROUNDED at the Public This Spring; Julie Taymor to DirectAnne Hathaway Eyeing GROUNDED at the Public This Spring; Julie Taymor to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Anne Hathaway is in talks to appear onstage in George Brant's GROUNDED, a one-woman drama about an F16 pilot involved in airstrikes in the Middle East, at the Public Theater this spring. THE LION KING and SPIDER-MAN director Julie Taymor will helm and design the production. (more...)

Clare Calbraith, Navin Chowdhry & More to Star in MULTITUDES at Tricycle TheatreClare Calbraith, Navin Chowdhry & More to Star in MULTITUDES at Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces the cast for her production of the world premiere of John Hollingworth's Multitudes - Clare Calbraith (Natalie), Navin Chowdhry (Kash), Salma Hoque (Khadira), Asif Khan (Julian/Shabir/Shafiq), Jacqueline King (Lyn), and Maya Sondhi(Rukhsana/Sam/Harpreet). (more...)

Hampstead Theatre to Stream TIGER COUNTRYHampstead Theatre to Stream TIGER COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Hampstead Theatre has announced Tiger Country will be Free Streamed worldwide on the final night, Saturday 17 January at 7.30pm at hampsteadtheatre.com and at telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Maine Winners Announced - Noah Parets, Heidi Kettenring, Susan Finch & More!2014 BroadwayWorld Maine Winners Announced - Noah Parets, Heidi Kettenring, Susan Finch & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 14, 2015

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 60 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2014 Maine winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Anthony Crivello and Vanessa Stewart to Lead 'LOUIS AND KEELY' at Chicago's Royal George Theatre This SpringAnthony Crivello and Vanessa Stewart to Lead 'LOUIS AND KEELY' at Chicago's Royal George Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Continuing in a tradition of storytelling and music, Hershey Felder announces the star cast for the Chicago stage premiere of Academy Award winning director Taylor Hackford's LOUIS AND KEELY, 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA. (more...)

BackHere! Theatre Sets Cast for MARCHING ON TOGETHER Next MonthBackHere! Theatre Sets Cast for MARCHING ON TOGETHER Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

BackHere! Theatre Company is proud to announce the cast of their upcoming Arts Council funded production of Adam Hughes' Marching on Together, which opens at the Old Red Lion in February. (more...)

English Repertory Theatre's HAMLET to Play The Cockpit, Feb 17-March 15English Repertory Theatre's HAMLET to Play The Cockpit, Feb 17-March 15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

English Repertory Theatre's Hamlet will run Feb 17th - Mar 15th 2015 at The Cockpit. Press Night: Wednesday, Feb 18th 2015, 7.30pm. (more...)

Synetic Theater to Stage MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 2/11-3/22Synetic Theater to Stage MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 2/11-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Synetic Founding Artistic Director Paata Tsikurishvili will direct one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies, following the success of Synetic's production of Twelfth Night. Confirmed bachelor Benedick and the equally spirited and unwed Beatrice will spar, court and conspire in Synetic's 11th Wordless Shakespeare adaptation. Set in 1950's Las Vegas, this flirtatious and fiercely funny show will blow you away with rockin' tunes, rat packers, and dreamy chicks who will shake, rattle, and roll as only Synetic performers can! Synetic's lively interpretation of Much Ado About Nothing will delve into the true meaning of courtship, love, and commitment. (more...)

2014 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Winners Announced!2014 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Joshua Carter, currently working the national musical tour of Once, wins Performance in a Musical as a Lead Actor (Male) for his work in Little Shop of Horrors, along with his co-lead, Jessica Skerritt. Bill Berry wins as well as director of the co-production of ACT Theatre and The 5th Avenue Theater (housed at ACT). (more...)

BWW Reviews: First Night of TWELFTH NIGHT Delights at JobsiteBWW Reviews: First Night of TWELFTH NIGHT Delights at Jobsite
by Desiree Fantal - Jan 13, 2015

I'm prepared to lose friends as I type this, but I'm actually not a huge of Will S. Perhaps attending a Shakespeare camp in my youth would've lead me in a different path, but in the past I'd spend so much time sifting through and interpreting the language, that the overall impact of the story was lost. However, this production seemed covertly aimed at changing my mind. (more...)

Photo Flash: Paul Rudd & More in New Images from Marvel's ANT-MANPhoto Flash: Paul Rudd & More in New Images from Marvel's ANT-MAN
by Movies News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Marvel Studios has debuted hi-resolution versions of images which they previously released for the highly anticipated film ANT-MAN, starring Paul Rudd. The film is set to hit theaters on July 17, 2015. (more...)

West End's FIREWORKS Announces Full Cast, Featuring Saleh BakriWest End's FIREWORKS Announces Full Cast, Featuring Saleh Bakri
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Casting is announced today for Fireworks (????? ?????) a new play by Palestinian playwright and poet Dalia Tala. Directed by the Royal Court's International Associate Richard Twyman and set in Palestine, the play is inspired by recent events in Gaza and gives new insight to the impact of war on childhood. The Royal Court has been working in Palestine since 1998, the first workshop was held at the Paradise hotel in Bethlehem and led by playwright Stephen Jeffreys, director Phyllida Lloyd and Royal Court International Director Elyse Dodgson. Fireworks has been developed with The Royal Court International Department over the last two years, and marks the first full production by an emerging Palestinian playwright which has been developed and staged by the company. (more...)

BWW Previews: CPA'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Headlines TSTC This WeekendBWW Previews: CPA'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Headlines TSTC This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 13, 2015

When members of the Tennessee State Thespian Conference gather in Murfreesboro this weekend, one of the many offerings they'll be treated to is a performance of The Royal Shakespeare Company's version of Beauty and the Beast, presented by Nashville's Christ Presbyterian Academy. (more...)

Barrington Stage Company Sets Cast for 10X10 New Play Festival, Running 2/12-3/1Barrington Stage Company Sets Cast for 10X10 New Play Festival, Running 2/12-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, has announced casting for the 10-minute plays for the 4th Annual 10X10 New Play Festival, with performances February 12 through March 1, as part of the 2015 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival. (more...)

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Officially Opens Tonight in the West EndWOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Officially Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, opening tonight, January 12 at London's Playhouse Theatre after beginning previews last month, stars Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon, Anna Skellern,Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley, Willemijn Verkaik and Seline Hizli. (more...)

NASHVILLE THEATER 101: The Gurleys and TamikoNASHVILLE THEATER 101: The Gurleys and Tamiko
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 12, 2015

Today, in our latest installment of Nashville Theater 101, we introduce three more members of our wildly divergent, almost prototypically dysfunctional theater family: Tamiko S. Robinson, Nan Gurley and Wayne Gurley. (more...)

Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford to Present TWELFTH NIGHT and HENRY VShakespeare Academy @ Stratford to Present TWELFTH NIGHT and HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

?Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford (SA@S), an interdisciplinary theater training program for college students, will return to Stratford, Connecticut for a second season this summer, under the leadership of Artistic & Program Director Colleen Sullivan. (more...)

Anthony Hopkins, Ian McKellen to Star in Starz & BBC's TV Adaptation of Harwood's THE DRESSERAnthony Hopkins, Ian McKellen to Star in Starz & BBC's TV Adaptation of Harwood's THE DRESSER
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Starz, in partnership with the BBC, will produce and air the television adaptation of Ronald Harwood's classic play "The Dresser," set against the backdrop of World War II and inspired by Harwood's own experiences as a dresser for the distinguished British actor/manager Sir Donald Wolfit. (more...)

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