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Tony Winner Mark Rylance Joins Cast of Disney's THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

According to Variety, the stage vet is currently finalizing a deal to join the cast of Disney's sequel to Tim Burton's 2010 film ALICE IN WONDERLAND, titled THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. MUPPETS helmer James Bobin will direct. The picture is scheduled to hit theaters on May 27, 2016. Mia Wasikowska will reprise her role as Alice while Johnny Depp returns as According to Variety, the stage vet is currently finalizing a deal to join the cast of Disney's sequel to Tim Burton's 2010 film ALICE IN WONDERLAND, titled THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. MUPPETS helmer James Bobin will direct. The picture is scheduled to hit theaters on May 27, 2016, with Mia Wasikowska on board reprise her role as Alice, with Johnny Depp returning as The Mad Hatter. (more...)

A COUPLE OF BLAGUARDS to Play Harris Center, 4/24-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angela's Ashes, and bestseller Tis, Frank McCourt, and his brother Malachy, also a successful author, joined talents to write an autobiographical account of their years growing up in poverty in Ireland, A Couple of Blaguards. Though times were tough in Limerick, the tales spun by the brothers McCourt simmer with bittersweet recollections, ferocious humor and a parade of colorful characters from the priest who warns of sinners' eyeballs exploding in hell to the McCourt grandmother who spits on Franks unruly Presbyterian hair to tame it. (more...)

ON THE VERGE to Play New Repertory Theatre, 5/3-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

New Repertory Theatre announces ON THE VERGE by Eric Overmyer. Directed by Jim Petosa, ON THE VERGE performs in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, in Watertown, MA. (more...)

Clive Wood, Eve Best Take Title Roles In ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA At The Globe. From May 17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce full casting for Jonathan Munby's Antony & Cleopatra. Clive Wood will take the role of Marc Antony and Eve Best will play the alluringly ambiguous Cleopatra. The production also stars Jolyon Coy as Octavius Caesar, Phil Daniels as Enobarbus and Sirine Saba as Charmian. (more...)

Aquila Theatre to Stage Reading of A FEMALE PHILOCTETES, 4/16-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

The Aquila Theatre Company is proud to announce the launch of it's new You|Stories program with a staged reading of "A Female Philoctetes" (based on Sophocles' classic "Philoctetes",) running at BAM Fisher's Hillman Studio from April 16 to April 19, with performances at 7 pm. You|Stories in an innovative national program, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, that uses arts and humanities to explore the ancient and modern narratives of war. (more...)

The Colony Theatre to Present Ian Buchanan & Mariette Hartley in THE LION IN WINTER, 4/16-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present Ian Buchanan and Mariette Hartley starring in THE LION IN WINTER, written by James Goldman and directed by Stephanie Vlahos. THE LION IN WINTER will preview on Wednesday, April 16; Thursday, April 17; and Friday, April 18 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, April 19 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 18 at The Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street (at Cypress) adjacent to the Burbank Town Center Mall. (more...)

Colt Coeur to Present Staged Reading of Ryan King's LOVE SHACK IN '87, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Colt Coeur's Play Hotel reading series will present a free staged reading of Love Shack in '87 by Ryan King, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt, April 9th at 7:15pm at SoHo House in Manhattan. The cast for the reading includes Nadia Gan (Golden Child), Genesis Oliver (Everything is Ours, Colt Coeur), Matt Stadelmann (The Grown-Up, Humana), Chris Thorn (Twelfth Night, Pig Iron), and Joe Tippett (Ashville, Rattlestick). The event is hosted by Erica Rotstein and Sam Goldberg. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Memphis (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 6, 2014

With Broadway's 2014 season now in full swing, there's a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Spring. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Glover, Pennington, Shepherd, Sullivan & Taymor Set for Drama Desk Shakespeare Panel at Sardi's Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Distinguished American actor John Glover (Witch/A Porter/Murderer 3 in Lincoln Center's Macbeth) will join Drama Desk's 'Why Shakespeare? Why Now?' at Sardi's today, April 4 (11:45 AM-2:30 PM), it was announced by Isa Goldberg, president of Drama Desk. Glover will join panelists-actors Michael Pennington and Scott Shepherd and directors Daniel Sullivan and Julie Taymor-in the lively discussion exploring the reasons why New York's current theater season has such a distinctive Shakespearean flavor. Carol Rocamora, an educator, critic, playwright, translator, and Drama Desk member, will be the moderator. (more...)

FST to Present 2014 RICHARD AND BETTY BURDICK NEW PLAY READING SERIES, 4/28-5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Florida Studio Theatre announces its annual Richard and Betty Burdick New Play Reading Series, which will present three new plays by contemporary American playwrights. The series will take place in the Keating Theatre on Monday, April 28 at 7:00pm, Monday, May 5 at 7:00pm, and Saturday, May 10 at 2:00pm, and is part of FST's Sarasota Festival of New Plays. Tickets for the series are 3 plays for $25, or individual play readings for $10. Additionally, FRIENDS of FST can purchase a subscription for all 3 plays for $15. They may be purchased by calling the FST Box Office at (941) 366-9000 or by visiting www.floridastudiotheatre.org. (more...)

Cleveland Play House's INFORMED CONSENT Takes to the Second Stage, 4/23-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

The 2013-2014 season at Cleveland Play House (CPH) continues with the compelling world premiere production of Deborah Zoe Laufer's Informed Consent. Co-produced with Geva Theatre Center, this incredibly thought-provoking production is inspired by the real life court case between the Havasupai Indian tribe and Arizona State University, and sparks an intriguing debate on both ethicality and morality. Directed by Sean Daniels and Sponsored by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic and MetroHealth, Informed Consent will serve as the centerpiece to CPH's 2014 New Ground Theatre Festival and will run from April 23 - May 18 in the Second Stage. (more...)

WickedGreen Productions to Present TWELFTH NIGHT With An All-Male Cast, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

WickedGreen Productions and Emilio Rodriquez present an exclusive one night only performance of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in honor of the bard's 450th birthday! Playing at the Michigan Actor's Studio in Ferndale , this version of Shakespeare's classic tale of mistaken identity and tomfoolery will be like none you've ever seen. Comprised of an all male cast ranging from fresh faces to seasoned pros and produced with an air of festivity and celebration, it is an event not to be missed! (more...)

The National Theatre's Production THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT–TIME to Resume Run, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

The National Theatre's acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will resume its run at the Gielgud Theatre on 24 June 2014. With press night on 8 July, the production is currently booking at its new West End home to 14 February 2015. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

Eileen O'Brien, Joe McGann & More to Star in Michael Wynne's HOPE PLACE at Liverpool Everyman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Rachel Kavanaugh directs Michael Wynne's remarkable new play Hope Place, a tender portrayal of family life and how memories, real and imagined, can shape our lives. The play was specially commissioned for the opening season at the new Everyman Theatre and elegantly captures the living history that is, the Liverpool Everyman. (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre to Present Community Reading of TWELFTH NIGHT, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

South Bend Civic Theatre will host a Birthday Party for Bill! Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with the offering of Firehouse Shakespeare. On April 26th at 3 PM, join Shakespeare at Notre Dame Executive Director Scott Jackson for a community reading of Twelfth Night. All participants are encouraged to read and share in the roles o observe. All ages are welcome. All you need to bring is a sense of fun and a passion for Shakespeare. Snacks will be provided. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Extends TRIBES Through May 18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announces that today, due to extraordinary ticket demand, it will extend Tribes by seven performances before its first performance. Originally scheduled to run through May 11, audiences now have the opportunity to experience the critically acclaimed family drama by Nina Raine through Sunday, May 18. Directed by Jonathan Moscone, the play follows Billy, a young man who was born deaf into a loquacious and highly opinionated academic family who raised him to lip-read and integrate into the hearing world. When he meets Sylvia - raised by deaf parents and going deaf herself - Billy decides it's time to speak on his own terms and be heard. Tribes start previews Friday, April 11, opens on April 16, and now closes on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Open-captioned performances for Tribes will take place Thursday, May 8 at 8 PM; Friday, May 9 at 8 PM; and Sunday, May 11 at 2 PM. Berkeley Rep is also proud to offer three American Sign Language-interpreted performances on Saturday, May 3 at 8 PM, Saturday, May 10 at 2 PM, and Tuesday, May 13 at 8 PM. For more information or to reserve seats, visit http://www.berkeleyrep.org or call 510 647-2949, Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 7 PM. (more...)

Julie Taymor Joins Drama Desk's 2014 Sardi's Luncheon Panel WHY SHAKESPEARE? WHY NOW?, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

The Drama Desk's annual Spring Luncheon/Panel Discussion at Sardi's Eugenia Room, 234 West 44th St., today, April 4, will try to answer the questions 'Why Shakespeare? Why Now?' with a distinguished lineup of guests, including actor Michael Pennington (who plays 'King Lear' at Theatre for a New Audience's new home in Brooklyn); Scott Shepherd (featured in Wooster Group's 'Cry, Trojans! Troilus and Cressida'); Julie Taymor ('Midsummer Night's Dream' at Theatre for a New Audience); and director Daniel Sullivan, whose acclaimed Shakespeare staging of 'The Comedy of Errors' enlivened last summer's Shakespeare in the Park season. Carol Rocamora, a renowned playwright/critic and educator, will serve as moderator. (more...)

Michael Pennington, Scott Shepherd, Daniel Sullivan to Talk Shakespeare at Drama Desk's 2014 Sardi's Luncheon, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

New York's theater season has had a distinctive Shakespearean flavor to it with the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe productions of Twelfth Night, or What You Will and Richard III (in repertory at the Belasco Theater), Lincoln Center Theater's Macbeth, the Bard's The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare in the Park), King Lear (by Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn), and the Wooster Group's Cry, Trojans! (Troilus & Cressida). The Drama Desk's annual Spring Luncheon/Panel Discussion at Sardi's Eugenia Room, 234 West 44th St., today, April 4, will try to answer the questions 'Why Shakespeare? Why Now?' with a distinguished lineup of guests, including British actor/director Michael Pennington (King Lear); Scott Shepherd (Cry, Trojans!, The Wooster Group's Troilus & Cressida); and director Daniel Sullivan (The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare in the Park). Carol Rocamora, a renowned playwright/critic and educator, will serve as moderator. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast MEDEA, Starring Helen McCrory, Sept 4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE has announced an international broadcast of the National Theatre of Great Britain's production of Euripides' Greek tragedy MEDEA, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell and starring Helen McCrory in the title role. The production will be broadcast live from the National's Olivier Theatre on Thursday September 4 2014, with varying dates internationally and encore screenings to follow. (more...)

Frog & Peach Theatre Co. to Present KING JOHN, 4/24-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

'If you like action-packed thrillers,' writes Lynnea Benson, Artistic Director of Frog and Peach Theatre, 'you are going to love King John.' She calls the seldom-produced history play 'Game of Thrones, Shakespeare style,' being filled with wars over crowns, gold and power; craven courtiers, bickering in-laws, a greedy, power-mad Cardinal; illegitimate relatives and two very ambitious Queen Mothers. She will direct the classic April 24 to May 18, 2014 featuring a cast of Frog and Peach stalwarts including Karen Lynn Gorney ('Saturday Night Fever,' 'All My Children') as the ruthlessly clever Queen Elinor. (more...)

Virginia Woolf's ORLANDO Plays Stage West, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

What happens when a strapping young Englishman suddenly finds he has become a woman? It's an amazing journey, to say the very least, in Sarah Ruhl's adaptation of Virginia Woolf's sweeping and witty Orlando, beginning a 5-week run at Stage West tonight, April 3. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Open 2014 Season with A SONG AT TWILIGHT, 4/29-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2014 Season with Noel Coward's witty and poignant tale, 'A Song at Twilight,' directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, April 29 - May 17, a co-production with Hartford Stage where it ran earlier this year. Celebrating its 84th season, Westport Country Playhouse was recently named Theater Company of the Year by The Wall Street Journal. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's TRIBES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre continues the second half of its season with Tribes, a sophisticated and moving family drama by celebrated British playwright Nina Raine. Her profound and powerful new play became an award-winning hit in London and New York. Now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep this April for its Bay Area premiere. Tribes follows Billy, a young man who was born deaf into a loquacious and highly opinionated academic family who raised him to lip-read and integrate into the hearing world. When he meets Sylvia - raised by Deaf parents and going deaf herself - Billy decides it's time to speak on his own terms and to be heard. Playing out in words, sign language, and sometimes mesmerizing silence, this penetrating drama examines familial love, notions of belonging, and the intersections of communication. Tribes start previews Friday, April 11, opens on April 16, and closes on Sunday, May 11, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Frog & Peach Theatre to Present KING JOHN, 4/24-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

'If you like action-packed thrillers,' writes Lynnea Benson, Artistic Director of Frog and Peach Theatre, 'you are going to love King John.' She calls the seldom-produced history play 'Game of Thrones, Shakespeare style,' being filled with wars over crowns, gold and power; craven courtiers, bickering in-laws, a greedy, power-mad Cardinal; illegitimate relatives and two very ambitious Queen Mothers. She will direct the classic April 24 to May 18, 2014 featuring a cast of Frog and Peach stalwarts including Karen Lynn Gorney ('Saturday Night Fever,' 'All My Children') as the ruthlessly clever Queen Elinor. (more...)

Photo Flash: Three Day Hangover Kicks Off Season with 'Big Boozy Benefit,' Featuring Michael Emerson, Lauren Molina & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Three Day Hangover's 'Big Boozy Benefit' was held on Sunday, March 30th was a star studded night of music and partying at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. With highlights from the company's past productions and teasers for the upcoming season, the house was full of admirers and revelers ready to support the upcoming season. Check out a look back below! (more...)

THREE DAY HANGOVER Kicks Off Season with 'Big Boozy Benefit'
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 2, 2014

Three Day Hangover kicked off their 2014 season with the 'Big Boozy Benefit' at Rockwood Music Hall. The company looks forward to immersing their audiences in joyful productions of classic plays. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company to Launch 20th SHAKESPEARE AT FENWAY Season, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) will celebrate its 20th year serving the community in 2015. It will kick off its anniversary season on September 19, 2014, with a once-in-a-lifetime gift to the City of Boston - Shakespeare at Fenway. This is a first-ever event of this kind to be presented at a major league ballpark. More information will be available later this summer at www.commshakes.org. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Receives $10,000 NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that the Utah Shakespeare Festival is one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The Festival is recommended for a $10,000 grant to support the world premiere adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. (more...)

Fiasco Theater Makes DC Debut with THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at Folger Theatre, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The highly celebrated New York troupe Fiasco Theater will make their Washington, DC debut with their production of William Shakespeare's clever comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona at Folger Theatre. Directed by company members Jessie Austrian and Ben Steinfeld, The Two Gentlemen of Verona will play at the Folger from today, April 17 - May 25, 2014. (more...)

ICARUS, SPEAKEASY CIRCUS, SEXYBACK: OR WHAT YOU WILL Join OBERON Artists in Residence Program at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) has announced continued programming as part of the Artist in Residence initiative at OBERON, its second stage and club-theater venue. This initiative is rooted in A.R.T's mission to expand the boundaries of theater by supporting local and emerging artists. OBERON launched this multi-year program of work and mentorship with three local performance groups: Liars & Believers, Boston Circus Guild, and Touch Performance Art. All three have worked previously in OBERON, creating events in the club theater model and harnessing a new form of theater that is rooted in a social environment. (more...)

Daniel J. Travanti to Lead FALSE SOLUTION at Santa Monica Playhouse, Begin. 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

In FALSE SOLUTION, Anton Seligman is a renowned architect, working on his designs for a new Holocaust museum to be built in Poland. He encounters Linda Johansson, a beautiful young intern and first-year architecture grad student, who challenges his conceptions. The tensions created by their differing ideas are complicated by their mutual attraction to each other: The lovely young woman is drawn to this man by his accomplishments and influential position in addition to his considerable personal charm; He, in his turn, is stimulated by her beauty, vitality, and probing intellect. Given the subject matter of the project, identity politics are also part of the mix. (more...)

Aquila Theatre Stages Reading of A FEMALE PHILOCTETES, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Aquila Theatre Company is proud to announce the launch of it's new You|Stories program with a staged reading of 'A Female Philoctetes' (based on Sophocles' classic 'Philoctetes',) running at BAM Fisher's Hillman Studio from today, April 16 to April 19, with performances at 7 pm. You|Stories in an innovative national program, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, that uses arts and humanities to explore the ancient and modern narratives of war. (more...)

The Colony Theatre Presents Ian Buchanan & Mariette Hartley in THE LION IN WINTER, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present Ian Buchanan and Mariette Hartley starring in THE LION IN WINTER, written by James Goldman and directed by Stephanie Vlahos. THE LION IN WINTER will preview tonight, April 16; Thursday, April 17; and Friday, April 18 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, April 19 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 18 at The Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street (at Cypress) adjacent to the Burbank Town Center Mall. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Host Annual Mock Trial at Sidney Harman Hall, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents its Annual Dinner and Mock Trial at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) on Monday, May 19, 2014. This marks the 20th year that Shakespeare Theatre Company has produced the Mock Trial. The evening begins with dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Trial at 7:30 p.m. The dinner will be held in the Forum while the Trial will be in Sidney Harman Hall. This year's trial includes a special session of the Supreme Court of Austria, convening at Sidney Harman Hall to hear the case of Isabella v. The Duke of Vienna. Some of the allegations include illegal secret surveillance, false imprisonment, negligent appointment of an unfit deputy, and disrespect of commitment to religious vows. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN Opens 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Cincinnati S This May, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to become one of the first five theaters in the United States to "Complete the Canon" by producing all 38 plays by William Shakespeare. The final play needed to "Complete the Canon" is William Shakespeare's "The Two Noble Kinsmen", which CSC will open on May 2, 2014. This production is generously sponsored by Charles Parsons and Bill McKim and the Canon Club. The design sponsor is PNC Bank. (more...)

Sara Gmitter's IN THE GARDEN: A DARWINIAN LOVE STORY Makes World Premiere at Lookingglass Theatre, Now thru 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Continuing its 26th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of In the Garden: A Darwinian Love Story, by Artistic Associate Sara Gmitter and directed by Jessica Thebus. In the Garden runs today, April 16 - June 15, 2014 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Opens Nina Raine's TRIBES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre continues the second half of its season with Tribes, a sophisticated and moving family drama by celebrated British playwright Nina Raine. Her profound and powerful new play became an award-winning hit in London and New York. Now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep this April for its Bay Area premiere. Tribes follows Billy, a young man who was born deaf into a loquacious and highly opinionated academic family who raised him to lip-read and integrate into the hearing world. When he meets Sylvia - raised by Deaf parents and going deaf herself - Billy decides it's time to speak on his own terms and to be heard. Playing out in words, sign language, and sometimes mesmerizing silence, this penetrating drama examines familial love, notions of belonging, and the intersections of communication. Tribes began previews Friday, April 11, opens tonight, April 16, and closes on Sunday, May 11, 2014. (more...)

Photo Blast from the Past: F. Murray Abraham
by Walter McBride - Apr 15, 2014

Today, we're featuring F. Murray Abraham circa 1982. Abraham has focused on stage work throughout his career, giving notable performances as Pozzo in Mike Nichols's production of Waiting for Godot, Malvolio in Twelfth Night for the New York Shakespeare Festival, and Shylock in The Merchant of Venice for the Off Broadway Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) in March 2007, which was performed at the Duke Theatre in New York and also at The Swan Theatre, part of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He reprised this role in February 2011, when he replaced Al Pacino in the Public Theater's production. In the 1997/98 Broadway season he starred in the new chamber musical Triumph of Love opposite Betty Buckley, based on Marivaux's classic comedy. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot to Bring HAMLET to Bryant Park, 5/15-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

To honor Shakespeare's 450th birthday, Bryant Park Corporation and The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot will present 'Hamlet' in Bryant Park May 15 to 31, 2014. It is Bryant Park's first Shakespeare production and The Drilling Company's first Shakespeare production outside the municipal parking lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets, where its intrepid, bare-boned productions have become a New York tradition. (more...)

Cast Announced for TWELFTH NIGHT at Lamb's Players Theatre, Running 5/23-6/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Lamb's Players Theatre announced the cast for their upcoming production of Twelfth Night playing at Lamb's Players Theatre, Coronado. The show will run from May 23rd - Jun 29th. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Memphis (more...)

John Goodlin to Direct ARMS AND THE MAN at The Sawyer Center Theater, 6/5-14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

For its tenth season, the Northern New England Repertory Theatre Company (NNE Rep) will present George Bernard Shaw's romantic comedy Arms and the Man*. The Shaw classic will run for seven performances, June 5 through June 14, in the Sawyer Center Theater at Colby-Sawyer College in New London. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's TRIBES, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre continues the second half of its season with Tribes, a sophisticated and moving family drama by celebrated British playwright Nina Raine. Her profound and powerful new play became an award-winning hit in London and New York. Now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep this April for its Bay Area premiere. Tribes follows Billy, a young man who was born deaf into a loquacious and highly opinionated academic family who raised him to lip-read and integrate into the hearing world. When he meets Sylvia - raised by Deaf parents and going deaf herself - Billy decides it's time to speak on his own terms and to be heard. Playing out in words, sign language, and sometimes mesmerizing silence, this penetrating drama examines familial love, notions of belonging, and the intersections of communication. Tribes start previews tonight, April 11, opens on April 16, and closes on Sunday, May 11, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs to Stage THE TOOTH OF CRIME, STONE COLD DEAD SERIOUS in Rep, 5/1-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs present two raw and devastatingly humanistic plays running in repertory this May. Sam Shepard's poetic and psychedelic rock and roll drama The Tooth of Crime, opens May 1st and is directed by Dan Rogers (Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs '15). Alternating with this Shepard play starting May 2nd is Adam Rapp's surreal and dark new-age comedy, Stone Cold Dead Serious, directed by Flordelino Lagundino (Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs '15). Performances of both plays run May 1 through May 18 in the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire Street, Providence. General admission is $10, with a $5 discounted ticket for students and seniors. Tickets are on sale now at the Trinity Rep box office, by phone (401) 351-4242, and online at www.trinityrep.com. Audiences should note that both of these productions contain mature subject matter and adult language. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Stages Nina Raine's TRIBES, Begin. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre continues the second half of its season with Tribes, a sophisticated and moving family drama by celebrated British playwright Nina Raine. Her profound and powerful new play became an award-winning hit in London and New York. Now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep this April for its Bay Area premiere. Tribes follows Billy, a young man who was born deaf into a loquacious and highly opinionated academic family who raised him to lip-read and integrate into the hearing world. When he meets Sylvia - raised by Deaf parents and going deaf herself - Billy decides it's time to speak on his own terms and to be heard. Playing out in words, sign language, and sometimes mesmerizing silence, this penetrating drama examines familial love, notions of belonging, and the intersections of communication. Tribes start previews tonight, April 11, opens on April 16, and closes on Sunday, May 11, 2014. (more...)

Alumnae Theatre Presents Season Finale RABBIT HOLE, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Alumnae Theatre Company presents its season finale Mainstage show of the 2013-2014 season: Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire. The current production is directed by Paul Hardy, who also directed Alumnae's critically acclaimed production of Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance in the 2012-2013 season. (more...)

RSC Open Stages Gears Up for Shakespeare's 450th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

As celebrations kick off for Shakespeare's 450th birthday on 23 April this year, his position as the people's playwright is stronger than ever - as proof of this, his plays are being performed around the country in village halls, community centres, pubs, castles, churches, and even in a quarry by an army of amateur theatre makers. (more...)

SHREK THE MUSICAL Heads to Children's Theatre Company, Beg. 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Acclaimed director Peter Rothstein (Cabaret, Theatre Latte? Da) will bring a magnetic Shrek the Musical to life on CTC's UnitedHealth Group Stage beginning April 22. With a seasoned cast including Reed Sigmund, Autumn Ness and Ansa Akyea, incredible scenic and costume designs, choreography by Michael Matthew Ferrell and Tony-nominated music, Shrek is an ogre-sized musical with an equally big soul, sure to delight everyone from the very young to the young at heart. (more...)

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