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6th Annual Fire This Time Festival Set for January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Now in it's sixth season, The Fire This Time Festival will welcome seven new playwrights into the family, January 19-February 8 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). Aziza Barnes (me Aunt Jemima and the nailgun, published by Button Poetry Press), Rod Gailes OBC (COLORS: Dream Of the MASTA), Julienne L. Hairston (Ababuo in Project Y's Racey Play Reading Festival), Daaimah Mubashshir (Video Clare with Manhattan Repertory Theatre), Azure D. Osborne-Lee (member of EMERGENYC and Rising Circle Theater Collective's INKtank), Larry Powell (Dreams of a Prophet) and James Anthony Tyler (Some Old Black Man starring Arthur French at La MaMa). These playwrights will present an evening of ten-minute plays, each inspired by one of Alex Harsley's original photographs. More of Harsley's pieces will be featured at the TFTT festival kick-off event this fall, in which he and the playwrights will be introduced to the Horse Trade Theater Group and 4th Street Arts Block community. (more...)

Breaking News: Tony Nominee Kelli O'Hara Heads to NBC's PETER PAN LIVE
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Five-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara, who has become the toast of Broadway musical theater with a startling string of hits that have wowed audiences and critics alike, has been cast in NBC's highly anticipated Dec. 4 telecast of 'Peter Pan Live!' (more...)

Hadyn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon and Anna Skellern Join Tamsin Greig in West End's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Hadyn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon and Anna Skellern join Tamsin Greig in the UK premiere of David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane's new musical adaptation of Pedro Almodovar's Oscar-nominated film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, and following two full-scale development workshops with actors, musicians and the creative team, the production will open in a limited run for 20 weeks only at The Playhouse Theatre on 12 January 2015, with previews from 20 December 2014. (more...)

InDepth InterView Flashback 2013: Joan Rivers Talks JOAN & MELISSA: JOAN KNOWS BEST?, FASHION POLICE, SALLY MARR Revival & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 7, 2014

Today we remember stage and screen icon Joan Rivers in honor of her death this week at the age of 81 with this InDepth InterView originally presented in 2013. (more...)

Tony Award-winner Eddie Redmayne in Runnings for 2015 Oscar Award for THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2014

With the conclusion of the Toronto International Film Festival, Academy Awards buzz has already begun, this time surrounding Eddie Redmayne. (more...)

Shakespeare Talks Return to The Pearl With 'Directing Shakespeare' 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

The Shakespeare Society and The Pearl Theatre Company present SHAKESPEARE TALKS: DIRECTING SHAKESPEARE featuring Arin Arbus and Rebecca Taichman Monday, Sept. 15th at 7pm. (more...)

Holly Twyford and Luigi Sottile to Star in Signature Theatre's SEX WITH STRANGERS This Fall in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

This fall, Signature Theatre continues its commitment to presenting bold new contemporary plays with the DC area premiere of Sex with Strangers by Laura Eason. After its New York premiere at Second Stage Theatre this summer, Signature is proud to introduce this play to DC audiences. Running October 14 - December 7, Sex with Strangers will be presented in Signature's intimate 110-seat ARK Theatre. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Present TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Twelfth Night is Shakespeare's most popular play and one of his greatest comedies. Written in 1601, it takes place in the mythical land of Illyria. Twins Viola and Sebastian go down in a shipwreck. Believing her brother is dead Viola dresses up as a man and takes the name Cesario. Viola/Cesario becomes the confidante of Orsino, Illyria's duke. Orsino sends Viola/Cesario to woo Olivia. But Viola/Cesario is now in love with Orsino. Adding to the comedic confusion are Viola's brother Sebastian, Feste the Clown, the drunken Sir Toby Belch, the foolish Aquecheek and the conniving Malvolio. (more...)

Steep Theatre Company to Present THE VANDAL, Opening 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Steep Theatre Company will launch its fourteenth season with the Midwest Premiere of Hamish Linklater's The Vandal, directed by Shade Murray. Steep's production marks the Chicago debut not only of the play, but also of the playwright. While audiences across the nation may be familiar with his extensive credits as an actor on film, television, and stage, The Vandal is Mr. Linklater's playwriting debut. The production opens on Thursday, October 2 at Steep's Edgewater home. (more...)

PTC to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 9/12-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, September 12 through 27, 2014. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Elena Shaddow Stays True to Her Soprano Roots in ALWAYS BETTER: THE GOLDEN AGE OF BROADWAY
by Sally Henry - Sep 4, 2014

Elena Shaddow has been making her mark on musical theatre ever since her Broadway debut in LES MIS during her senior year at NYU. So when she takes the stage in her first solo concert at 54 Below on Saturday night, she will be bringing a new meaning to "The Golden Age of Broadway." (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Sets 2015 Season: TWELFTH NIGHT, LIFE IS A DREAM & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater today announced its plans for 2015 season, which includes boldly imagined productions of two of Shakespeare's greatest works, a beautiful new adaptation of a classic from the Spanish Golden Age of Drama, and an outrageously funny romp from a modern American master. The season will feature the company directing debut of Magic Theatre's Producing Artistic Director Loretta Greco, and the return of directors Amanda Dehnert (The Verona Project) and Christopher Liam Moore (Lady Windermere's Fan) in addition to artistic director Jonathan Moscone. (more...)

Soho Rep & PlayCo to Present GENERATIONS, 9/30-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Soho Rep. and The Play Company, in association with John Adrian Selzer, announce casting and the creative team for the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's generations. The production, September 30-October 26, reunites the playwright with director Leah C. Gardiner, who worked together on the OBIE Award-winning 2011 production of born bad. generations features a 12-person community chorus led by music director Bongi Duma (The Lion King). The cast includes Shyko Amos (An Octoroon), Mamoudou Athie, Khail Toi Bryant (The Lion King), Ntombikhona Dlamini (Sarafina!), Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, Poppie Nongena), Jonathan Peck (The Lion in Winter) and Michael Rogers (born bad, Breakfast With Mugabe). (more...)

BWW Previews: DRUNKLE VANYA by Three Day Hangover at The Gin Mill, NYC, 9/4-18
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 2, 2014

'Drunkle Vanya,' an adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, will be performed by Three Day Hangover at The Gin Mill on the Upper West Side from September 4th through September 18th. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Sets Fall 2014 Repertory - AS YOU LIKE IT and RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with an all-male Shakespeare repertory: AS YOU LIKE IT presented in rotating repertory with RICHARD II. Bringing together the best professional actors and designers from Philadelphia and across the country, Artistic Director Alexander Burns leads this collective of artists on a mission to ignite the classics through visceral, actor-focused and text-driven productions. (more...)

Steven Dietz's PRIVATE EYES to Open 9/20 at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Shakespeare & Company unleashes its Fall Season with the hilarious thriller Private Eyes written by Steven Dietz and directed by Jonathan Croy. Private Eyes runs weekends only in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre September 20 - November 9. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for UNCLE VANYA - John Hannah, Amanda Boxer, Buffy Davis and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Casting is announced today for a new version of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya by multiple award-winning playwright Anya Reiss, premiering on Wednesday 8 October at St. James Theatre. Directed by Russell Bolam, Reiss' adaptation of Chekhov's masterpiece of modern theatre reignites the piece for a 21st century audience, revealing the universal difficulties of impossible love, longing and regret. (more...)

Titan's 'MIDSUMMER' to Return for Encore Run this Fall; Cast & Creative Team Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Titan Theatre Company, New York's premier professional repertory theatre company, and Producer Kevin Beebee announced today that the company's sold-out, critically acclaimed, award-winning 2013 production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, where audiences pulled actor roles out of a hat each night just seconds prior to show time, will return to New York City for a limited encore run starting October 3, 2014. Performances of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM will run through October 12, 2014 at Queens Theatre in the Park where Titan Theatre Company was recently named the venue's company in residence. Tickets for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.TitanMidsummer.com. (more...)

BWW Previews: Globe on Screen's TWELFTH NIGHT Opens in Los Angeles Cinemas, 9/22
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 13, 2014

Lovers of Shakespeare are in for a real treat when Shakespeare's Globe Theatre brings its all-male Original Practices production of Twelfth Night to local cinemas beginning September 22. Starring award-winning actors Mark Rylance as Olivia and Stephen Fry as Malvolio, the film gives audiences an exclusive opportunity to see this unique performance from the Globe Theatre in London. It is also a chance to see the kind of production that would have been presented in Shakespeare's day, down to the style of the music, dance, costumes, and scenery. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Robert Stanton in THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES at Two Rivers Theater
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 12, 2014

Robert Stanton stars as Arnolphe in Moliere's production of 'The School for Wives' at Two Rivers Theater. Directed by Mark Wing-Davey, the show will be on the Red Bank Stage from September 13th to October 5th. Broadwayworld.com had the chance to interview Robert Stanton. (more...)

Tony Nominee & West End Star Donald Sinden Dies at Age 90
by Movies News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

British stage, film and TV actor Donald Sinden has passed away at the age of 90 after suffering from prostate cancer (more...)

InDepth InterView: Jane Lynch On UPRISING OF LOVE Charity Event, GLEE Final Season, ANNIE On Broadway, HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT Emmy Win, Upcoming Projects & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 12, 2014

Today we are talking to a two-time Emmy Award-winning stage and screen star who counts a modern-day TV icon among her most memorable roles, none other than nefarious and outrageous Sue Sylvester on FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE, the versatile Jane Lynch. Shedding light on her hosting duties for the upcoming GLBT equality charity event UPRISING OF LOVE, set to star Sting, Billy Porter and Patti LuPone, Lynch opens up about the importance of the cause and why she was drawn to participating in the show next week. Additionally, Lynch shares stories from her early theatre days - including performing in an amateur production of UPRISING OF LOVE co-producer Stephen Schwartz's own musical GODSPELL. Plus, Lynch recounts her experiences performing material from beloved family-friendly musical ANNIE on GLEE - with the world premiere of "Little Girls" having been hosted right here on BroadwayWorld - as well as her reflections on starring as Miss Hannigan in the most recent Broadway revival of the popular show. Of course, Lynch shares a brief but tantalizing preview of what viewers and gleeks alike can expect from the final season of GLEE, now back where it all began at McKinley High in Lima, Ohio. All of that, new information on her upcoming onscreen reunion with GLEE co-star Matthew Morrison and much, much more! (more...)

Charlie Pollock and Mary Kate Morrissey to Star in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Elmer Gantry, a musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop (book), Mel Marvin (music) and Bob Satuloff (lyrics) in 1998; the show has not been produced since then. This will be the 5th production in the show's history. Running in the MAX Theatre October 7 - November 9, Signature's production will include several brand new songs by Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff and a reimagined script that John Bishop worked on until his death in 2006. (more...)

Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Adriane Lenox and More Star in Huntington's GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company welcomes Julia Duffy, Tony Award winner Adriane Lenox, Boston favorite Will Lyman and Malcolm-Jamal Warner in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, the opening production of the 2014 Best of Boston's 33rd season. This funny and poignant stage adaptation of the award-winning 1967 film opens tonight, September 10, 2014. (more...)

USF's Fall Season Begins 9/17 with BOEING BOEING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

As the weather gets crisper and the nights get longer, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is gearing up for its fall season. The outrageous farce, Boeing Boeing, by Marc Camoletti opens September 17, and Steven Dietz's adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure opens September 18. Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, which opened in June, bridges the gap between summer and fall. All three shows will run in repertory in the Randall L. Jones Theatre until October 18. (more...)

Simon Paisley Day Returns As Full Cast Announced For URINETOWN!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Simon Paisley Day (Musketeers, Doctor Who, Titanic, Sherlock, Spartacus, Being Human) will be reprising his critically-acclaimed role as the tyrannical Caldwell B. Cladwell, the machiavellian Head of UGC (Urine Good Company) in the West End transfer of Jamie Lloyd's ground breaking, splash hit production of URINETOWN The Musical. (more...)

A Noise Within to Open 2014-15 Season with THE TEMPEST, 9/13-11/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

?A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, inaugurates its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Directed by Timothy Douglas in his ANW debut, the show opens on Saturday, September 13 and runs through Saturday, November 22, 2014. This will be the third production of The Tempest for A Noise Within, which also mounted the play in 1993 and 2006; going against the grain in true revolutionary form, Prospero will be cast with a woman in the role, ANW favorite Deborah Strang. (more...)

TWELFTH NIGHT to Play Crucible Stage Prior to National Tour; 18 Sept - 18 Oct
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Rehearsals are now underway for Sheffield Theatres' and English Touring Theatre's co-production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, which takes to the Crucible stage from Thursday 18 September to Saturday 18 October, prior to a six-date national tour. (more...)

Davidson Community Players' Connie Company to Present TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Illusion, deception, disguises and a shipwreck, these are all part of Shakespeare's greatest comedies, Twelfth Night. Davidson Community Players' The Connie Company returns to the stage with this is a hilarious story of identical twins and mistaken identity. (more...)

Mark Gatiss, David Benedict, Neil Bartlett, Matt Cain and Lisa Power Set for MY NIGHT WITH REG Panel, Sept 10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Ch-ch-ch-changes... The gay men who dance to David Bowie in the 1994 hit comedy My Night With Reg could not have predicted that 20 years later lesbians and gay men would be getting married. To accompany the Donmar's critically acclaimed revival of Kevin Elyot's landmark play, David Benedict, chief London critic of Variety, asks lesbian and gay cultural figures what has changed onstage and off? (more...)

WISCONSIN DEATH TRIP Staged Reading Set for Manhattan Theatre Club's Creative Center, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Troubled souls grapple with diphtheria, infant mortality, and cocaine addiction, among other obstacles, in Lizzie Vieh's new drama, Wisconsin Death Trip, based on the book by Michael Lesy. The play will have its debut reading at Manhattan Theatre Club's Creative Center on Sunday, September 7th. Another developmental reading will follow on Monday, September 8th, at ART/NY's Bruce Mitchell Room. Both readings will begin at 7PM. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre to Present WITTENBERG, Begin. 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Performances begin September 10 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue in Madison. Tickets start at $25 for preview performances and $32 for regular performances. Student rush tickets for all performances are $15, available a half-hour before curtain for with a valid student ID. Performances are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, call the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

Tony Winner Darko Tresnjak to Helm Hartford Stage's HAMLET, Starring Zach Appelman, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

For his first directing project since winning the 2014 Tony Award, Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak will helm Shakespeare's masterpiece, Hamlet, playing only four weeks, from October 16 to November 16, at Hartford Stage. Hamlet follows three popular Shakespearean productions in the last two years by Tresnjak: The Tempest, Twelfth Night, and last season's Macbeth. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis, Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara and More Set for Landmark on Main's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington is thrilled to announce its exciting 2014-15 Season, which includes magical evenings with some of Broadway's Brightest Stars! (more...)

Liverpool Everyman to Premiere Jeff Young's BRIGHT PHOENIX, 3-25 October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Jeff Young's new play, Bright Phoenix, has its world premiere at the Everyman in October and is inspired by a hidden Liverpool, a version of the city that is unauthorised and often unseen. The production is directed by Serdar Bili?, designed by Ti Green and features Paul Duckworth, Penny Layden, Rhodri Meilir and Cathy Tyson. The play runs from Friday 3 to Saturday 25 October. (more...)

Theatre At The Center's 25th Anniversary Season to Include BIG FISH, SPAMALOT & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, celebrates its 25th anniversary season in 2015 by bringing to the stage hilarious spoofs, rock n' roll musicals and heartwarming stories, each with a close relationship to iconic films. The season opens with ON GOLDEN POND, the touching, funny, and warmly insightful story that went from a Tony Award on Broadway to the Oscar winning film, running February 26 through March 29. Overflowing with heart and humor, the extraordinary new Broadway musical, BIG FISH, will inspire audiences to live life to the fullest May 7 to June 7. Fans of "the King" of Rock n' Roll will be thrilled to join in song and dance at ALL SHOOK UP! THE MUSIC OF ELVIS PRESLEY. Inspired by the movies and songs of Elvis Presley as well as the William Shakespeare comedy Twelfth Night, the musical runs July 16 through August 16. SPAMALOT, the uproariously hilarious Monty Python-inspired farce about King Arthur and his band of raunchy knights runs September 17 through October 18. Returning to Theatre at the Center during the holiday season is the nostalgic family favorite A CHRISTMAS STORY, running November 19 to December 27. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. 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...)

Wilde Award Nominations Announced for 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Wilde Awards 2014 Ceremony will be taking place September 22nd and hosted by EncoreMichigan.com. (more...)

L. Scott Caldwell to Star in Colony Theatre's WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the second production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS by Pearl Cleage. The production stars Tony winner L. Scott Caldwell, and is directed by Saundra McClain. WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS will preview on Wednesday, September 3; Thursday, September 4; andFriday, September 5 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, September 6 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 5 at The Colony Theatre, 555 North Third Street in Burbank. (more...)

The Welders to Present NOT ENUF LIFETIMES, Opening 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Welders-Washington's only playwrights' collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work-have launched their second production. Not Enuf Lifetimes, a new play by Caleen Sinnette Jennings, opens November 1, 2014 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Psalmayene 24 will direct. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival to Host Military Appreciation Days Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Utah Shakespeare Festival will be celebrating our Armed Forces on Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13 by offering free tickets to the evening performances of Twelfth Night for military personnel and their families up to six. The Festival appreciates the sacrifices of the men and women who serve and wants to recognize their dedication and commitment to this country. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse's TWELFTH NIGHT Opens 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

On September 6, the Long Beach Playhouse production of Twelfth Night opens in the Studio Theatre. Directed by Gregory Cohen, Twelfth Night (As You Will), is one of Shakespeare's romantic comedies. Its title refers to the 12th day of Christmas, the traditional close of the holiday. Twins - Viola and Sebastian - become separated when they are shipwrecked on a mythical island. Countess Olivia is falling in love with Viola (disguised as a boy), while Sebastian is falling in love with Olivia. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with COLOSSAL Playwright Andrew Hinderaker
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2014

Olney Theatre Center will present the National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere of Colossal by playwright Andrew Hinderaker, September 3 - 28, 2014 in the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab. Colossal is a recipient of a 2014 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays award and a winner of The Kennedy Center's Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award. Go behind the scenes with the playwright in the video below! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - ROCK OF AGES!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 23, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters. BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's ROCK OF AGES below! (more...)

Dame Judi Dench Joins Cast of BBC Two's RICHARD III Shakespeare Adaptation
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Dame Judi Dench has signed on to BBC Two's filmed adaptations of classic Shakespearean plays, including Richard III and Henry VI. (more...)

A.R.T. Continuing OBERON Artists in Residence Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) has announced its continuation of the Artist in Residence initiative at OBERON, the A.R.T.'s second stage and club-theater venue. 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 in 2013 with three local performance groups: Boston Circus Guild, Liars & Believers, and Touch Performance Art. All three companies had worked previously at OBERON, creating events in the club theater model and harnessing a form of theater rooted in a social environment. Following a successful inaugural season of sold-out and much lauded original programming, this initiative moves into its second of three seasons with these unique local organizations. (more...)

Cal Shakes to Continue 40th Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 9/3-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2014 season with Shakespeare's comic exploration of love in all its glory and madness, A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Shana Cooper, with movement by Erika Chong Shuch. A Midsummer Night's Dream plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from September 3 through September 28. (more...)

Joe Kinosian & Ian Lowe to Reprise MURDER FOR TWO Roles in Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast for the Pittsburgh premiere of original comedy sensation Murder For Two, which will run October 22 through January 18 at the CLO Cabaret. Tickets start at $34.75 and are available at CLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or visiting the Box Office at Theater Square. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Open 40th Season with THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the second-ever production of The Commons of Pensacola by Amanda Peet, directed by Robin Witt. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from September 12 - October 19, 2014. The press performance is Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 2:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: 'A TENDER THING' Fizzles and Frustrates
by Catherine Kustanczy - Aug 20, 2014

Ben Power's 2009 play A Tender Thing is a creative re-imagining of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, with the two title characters as older figures in a lifelong relationship. Soulpepper Theatre Company's current production (on at the Young Centre through October 1st) features real-life couple Joseph Ziegler and Nancy Palk as the two star-crossed lovers. Though their performances are filled with warmth and knowing, they can't escape an essentially dreary production that pulls away the beauty of Shakespeare's language, even as it revels in some over-theatricalized decisions that mute the genuine emotion sitting at the heart of a less-than-perfect work. (more...)

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