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LEE HARVEY OSWALD To Play Finborough, Nov 2013
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2013

A Finborough Theatre commission, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Michael Hastings' Lee Harvey Oswald - A Far Mean Streak of Independence Brought on by Negleck opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited season onSunday, 3 November 2013, with an special additional performance on Friday, 22 November at 12.30pm at the exact time of the assassination. (more...)

Denis O'Hare Joins Tony Kushner, Rachel Maddow, Elizabeth Marvel for Public Forum, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

The Public Theater announced that Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare has joined the next Public Forum Drama Club, Only We Who Guard the Mystery Shall Be Unhappy by Tony Kushner, on Sunday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. at Joe's Pub, continuing the fourth season of PUBLIC FORUM. (more...)

Christopher Sieber, Jordan Dean & More to Star in A.R.T.'s THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD; Performances to Begin 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the Artistic Direction of Diane Paulus, iwill present the second production of the 2013/14 Season: David Farr's The Heart of Robin Hood, directed by Gisli Örn Gardarsson, to begin performances Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge. The production runs through Sunday, January 19, 2014. (more...)

TWELFTH NIGHT Star Stephen Fry to Guest on THE COLBERT REPORT, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

Stephen Fry, who is making his Broadway acting debut as Malvolio in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of TWELFTH NIGHT, will be a guest on 'The Colbert Report' on Thursday, October 24. 'The Colbert Report' airs at 11:30 PM ET on Comedy Central, 10:30 PM Central. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer For Punchdrunk's THE DROWNED MAN!
by - Oct 22, 2013

The award-winning Punchdrunk stage their biggest and most ambitious production yet. The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable is an extraordinary theatrical adventure: a unique personal journey which unfolds across four levels of a vast central London location. (more...)

Axis Theatre to Present SEVEN IN ONE BLOW, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2013

This December, on the heels of the sold out run of Asi Wind's Concert of the Mind, Axis Theatre Company will present its beloved family holiday show, Seven in One Blow, or the Brave Little Kid. Adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this interactive winter play is conceived by Axis and directed by Randy Sharp, who also wrote the adaptation and composed the music. Though the poignant tale was created for kids, the Axis production-which teases out some of the many plausible subtexts-resonates equally well for adults. All proceeds for the performance on Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 P.M. will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. (more...)

Denis O'Hare Joins Tony Kushner, Rachel Maddow, Elizabeth Marvel for Public Forum Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2013

The Public Theater announced that Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare has joined the next Public Forum Drama Club, Only We Who Guard the Mystery Shall Be Unhappy by Tony Kushner, tonight, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. at Joe's Pub, continuing the fourth season of PUBLIC FORUM. (more...)

Post-Turkey BroadwayWorld Ft. Myers/Naples Awards Update 11/29 - Will Brendan Powers Keep His Lead?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Voting is now underway for Ft. Myers/Naples! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WOYZECK, Omnibus Clapham, November 27 2013
by Gary Naylor - Nov 28, 2013

Gary Naylor sees a modern classic - perhaps the first modern classic (more...)

OZMA OF OZ to Round Out Playwrights Foundation's Rough Readings Series, 12/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

The Playwrights Foundation's 2013 Winter Rough Readings Series concludes with readings of Rob Melrose's adaptation of OZMA of OZ on Monday, December 2, 7:30pm at Roble Hall, Stanford University and on Tuesday, December 3, 7pm at The Thick House, San Francisco. Directed by Rob Melrose, OZMA of OZ is a trip-hop musical based on L. Frank Baum's third book in the Wizard of Oz series and presented in partnership with Cutting Ball Theatre. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 3/09/2014
by BWW - Mar 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/09/2014 for Jacksonville (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul University to Present JACKIE & ME, 4/8-5/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

The Theatre School at DePaul University will present Jackie & Me, by Steven Dietz, adapted from the novel by Dan Gutman, and directed by John Jenkins, as the final production of the 2013-2014 Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences season. This production opens Tuesday, April 8, and runs through Saturday, May 10, 2014, at DePaul's historic Merle Reskin Theatre. Performances are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM, and Saturdays at 2 PM. Friday performances will be held on May 2 and 9 (10 AM). A special Sunday performance (2 PM) will be held on May 4. There will be no Saturday performance on May 3. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Stage THE LETTERS, 4/17-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company presents its first fully staged production in the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage. Award-winning Bay Area auteur Mark Jackson returns to the company to direct this sixth addition to the season, the Professional Bay Area Premiere of John W. Lowell's suspenseful psychological thriller THE LETTERS, featuring Beth Wilmurt (The Eccentricities of a Nightingale) and Michael Ray Wisely (The Arsonists). THE LETTERS plays April 17 through May 25 at Harry's UpStage, located in the Nell and Jules Dashow Wing at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($28, 32) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Carnegie Hall's Audience Votes for WOZZECK from Vienna State Opera
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 3, 2014

Was baritone Thomas Hampson looking for some last-minute pointers at last night's concert performance of Alban Berg's WOZZECK with the Vienna State Opera/Vienna Philharmonic under music director Franz Welser-Most at Carnegie Hall? If he did--his role debut at the Met is Thursday--then he came to the right place, for Matthias Goerne was spellbinding as the title character descending into madness in this challenging, yet rewarding, piece. From his first scene, shaving the Captain, to his drowning as an accidental by-product of the murder of his mistress, Goerne was haunted and haunting. (more...)

Punchdrunk's THE DROWNED MAN Extends Until May 18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Performances of Punchdrunk and National Theatre co-production The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable will run at Temple Studios until 18 May 2014. Inspired by Georg Buchner's fractured masterpiece Woyzeck, The Drowned Man explores the darkness of the Hollywood dream. Celluloid fantasy meets desperate reality, and certainty dissolves into a hallucinatory world. (more...)

Crowded Fire Theater Stages SHE RODE HORSES LIKE THE STOCK EXCHANGE, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

The Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) 2014 season begins with the World Premiere of Amelia Roper's She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange, her first play to be produced in the Americas. She Rode Horses... opens with a press night on Monday March 24 (previews today, March 20-23) running through April 12 at the Thick House in San Francisco's Potrero Hill. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/02/2014 for Jacksonville (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago & The Hypocrites Will Celebrate Sondheim's Birthday with Weeklong Celebration, 3/16-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N Southport Ave., will celebrate Stephen Sondheim's birthday at The Hypocrites' production INTO THE WOODS with a weeklong celebration beginning on Sunday, March 16 with a panel discussion following the 3 p.m. performance with Andra Velis Simon from Columbia College Chicago and Director Geoff Button, and a second panel discussion on Saturday, March 22 following the 2 p.m. performance with Kris Vire, Associate Editor at Time Out Chicago and Executive Director L. Walter Stearns. The matinee performance on March 22, Stephen Sondheim's actual birthday, will also feature a classic Sondheim sing-a-long immediately following the panel discussion with selections from Merrily We Roll Along, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George and Roadshow. A delicious birthday cake from gourmet Southport bakery Sensational Bites A Dessert Cafe will be served following the sing-a-long on March 22. Directed by Geoff Button* with Musical Direction by Matt Deitchman, INTO THE WOODS has been extended through Saturday, April 5. (more...)

COMMUNIQUE N°10 to Open 4/25 at the Cutting Ball Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Cutting Ball Theater closes its 15th season with the American Premiere of COMMUNIQUE N°10 by French playwright Samuel Gallet, in a translation by Cutting Ball Artistic director Rob Melrose, who also helms this new work. Featuring Damien Seperi, Ponder Goddard, Maura Halloran, Wiley Naman Strasser, Paris Hunter Paul, Hugo Cabajal, and Aaron Malberg, COMMUNIQUE N°10 plays April 25 through May 25 (Press opening: May 1) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. (more...)

Shostakovich's Dark Comedy The Nose Featuring Tony Winner Paulo Szot on THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met Sunday, February 23 at 12 noon on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Pavel Smelkov conducts the first Met revival of Kentridge's acclaimed 2010 staging (more...)

Shostakovich's THE NOSE Set for PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

William Kentridge's dazzlingly innovative production of Shostakovich's shocking, unconventional opera about a beleaguered Russian official and his runaway nose airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, February 23 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the program at 12:30 p.m.) (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago Sets Stephen Sondheim Panel After INTO THE WOODS, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Mercury Theater Chicago and The Hypocrites will feature Stephen Sondheim: The Man and The Music, a post-show talk back discussion on the renowned composer with Dr. Mark E. Lococo, Professor and Director of Theatre at Loyola University Chicago; Dr. Sarah Gabel, Chairperson for the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Loyola University Chicago; and Director Geoff Button, following the 8:00 p.m. performance of INTO THE WOODS on Friday, February 7 at the Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Ave. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and the book by James Lapine, The Hypocrites bring their heightened and playful sense of theatricality to the musical INTO THE WOODS through March 30. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Cutting Ball Theater's UBU ROI, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Cutting Ball Theater continues its 15th season with Alfred Jarry's UBU ROI in a new translation by Rob Melrose. Russian director Yury Urnov (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company) helms this irreverent take on world leaders. Featuring David Sinaiko, Ponder Goddard, Marilet Martinez, Bill Boynton, Nathaniel Justiniano, and Andrew Quick, UBU ROI plays tonight, January 24 through February 23 (Press opening: January 30) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Crowded Fire Theater to Stage SHE RODE HORSES LIKE THE STOCK EXCHANGE, 3/20-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

The Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) 2014 season begins with the World Premiere of Amelia Roper's She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange, her first play to be produced in the Americas. She Rode Horses… opens with a press night on Monday March 24 (previews March 20-23) running through April 12 at the Thick House in San Francisco's Potrero Hill. (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre to Present THE WHIPPING MAN, 1/30-2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

The Clarence Brown Theatre opens the second half of its season with Matthew Lopez' highly acclaimed "The Whipping Man" running January 30 to February 16 in the Carousel Theatre and directed by John Sipes. The production is sponsored by BB&T, Knoxville Area Urban League, Knox County Tourism Consortia, Tennessee Arts Commission, and the City of Knoxville. (more...)

EgoPo to Present LADY FROM THE SEA, Begin. 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

EgoPo continues their season devoted to the father of modern drama, Henrik Ibsen, with his rarely-produced masterpiece Lady from the Sea, directed by EgoPo Resident Director Brenna Geffers, and starring a powerful cast including the wonderful Genevieve Perrier, Ross Beschler, and Ed Swidey. Lady from the Sea previews February 19th with Press Opening on Friday, February 21st; the show will run two weeks, closing on March 2nd, at Christ Church Neighborhood House. (more...)

Ballet San Jose Names Nathan Chaney as a Principal Dancer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Ballet San Jose Artistic Director José Manuel Carreño and Associate Artistic Director Raymond Rodriguez have announced that former Zurich Ballet Soloist Nathan Chaney will join Ballet San Jose as Principal Dancer effective January 13 as the Company prepares to open its 2014 repertory season—the first under the artistic leadership of Mr. Carreño—with a program of ballets by Ohad Naharin, George Balanchine and Jorma Elo February 14-16. For information, visit www.balletsj.org and follow Ballet San Jose on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BalletSJ, Twitter: http://twitter.com/balletsj, Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/115533886414740478353/115533886414740478353, YouTube:http://youtube.com/balletsj and Blog: http://balletsj.wordpress.com. (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago Hosts Stephen Sondheim Panel After INTO THE WOODS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Mercury Theater Chicago and The Hypocrites will feature Stephen Sondheim: The Man and The Music, a post-show talk back discussion on the renowned composer with Dr. Mark E. Lococo, Professor and Director of Theatre at Loyola University Chicago; Dr. Sarah Gabel, Chairperson for the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Loyola University Chicago; and Director Geoff Button, following the 8:00 p.m. performance of INTO THE WOODS tonight, February 7 at the Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Ave. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and the book by James Lapine, The Hypocrites bring their heightened and playful sense of theatricality to the musical INTO THE WOODS through March 30. (more...)

Bristol Old Vic and Handspring Puppet Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Plays the Barbican, Now thru Feb 15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Bristol Old Vic & Handspring Puppet Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream will run at the Barbican Theatre, Barbican Centre, London, EC2Y 8DS, tonight 6 - Saturday 15 February 2014. Press night: Monday 10 February, 7.45pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Bristol Old Vic and Handspring Puppet Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Barbican
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

Bristol Old Vic & Handspring Puppet Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream will run at the Barbican Theatre, Barbican Centre, London, EC2Y 8DS, Today 6 - Saturday 15 February 2014. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

Mia Dillon, Brian Murray and Gordana Rashovich to Lead Hartford Stage's A SONG AT TWILIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Esteemed Broadway veterans Mia Dillon, Brian Murray and Gordana Rashovich will headline Hartford Stage's revival of Noel Coward's A Song at Twilight, directed by former Artistic Director, Mark Lamos, who returns to celebrate the company's 50th Anniversary Season. The co-production with Westport Country Playhouse will run from February 20 to March 16. (more...)

Suzanne Bertish, Carson Elrod, Claire Karpen & More to Lead CSC's THE HEIR APPARENT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, will present David Ives' THE HEIR APPARENT, adapted from the play by Jean-Francois Regnard, beginning performances Friday, March 28 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). Directed by John Rando, THE HEIR APPARENT will feature Suzanne Bertish (Madame Argante), Carson Elrod (Crispin), Claire Karpen (Lisette), Amelia Pedlow (Isabelle), David Pittu (Scruple), Dave Quay (Eraste) and Paxton Whitehead (Geronte). The official press opening for THE HEIR APPARENT is Wednesday, April 9. The production will play at limited engagement through Sunday, May 4. (more...)

Ruckus Theater to Stage THE DEER, 4/11-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

The Ruckus Theater follows up its Jeff-Recommended productions of Heist Play and Facing Angela with the world premiere of The Deer, starting April 11 at Collaboraction (Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee) in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. The Deer marks the third partnership between playwright Brooke Allen and director Eric Hoff; the pair collaborated on The Life and Death of Madam Barker, which premiered to great acclaim at Red Tape Theatre in 2013. The cast of six includes Mike Tepeli as The Deer (Great Expectations, Strawdog Theatre; The Burnt Part Boys, Griffin Theatre Company); Bryan Bosque (Harry & the Thief, Pavement Group; The Skriker, Red Tape Theatre); Julie Cowden (Facing Angela, The Ruckus; All Girl Frankenstein, The Mammals); Ruckus Associate Artistic Director Joshua Davis (Heist Play, The Ruckus; Lear, Red Tape Theatre); Matthew Lloyd, (The Lives of Pigeons, the side project); and Cheryl Snodgrass (Hell in a Handbag). (more...)

THE NORWEGIANS Resumes Performances 1/9 at Drilling Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2013

After a six-week hiatus, 'The Norwegians' by C. Denby Swanson will resume Off-Broadway performances on January 9, 2014 at The Drilling Company, 236 West 78th Street. The production, which began Off-off Broadway last season, has had 75 performances so far. It played Off-off Broadway from March 8 to April 14, 2013 and re-opened October 3, 2014 on an Off-Broadway contract. The Off-Broadway run was suspended November 24, 2013 to accommodate a pre-existing commitment for the theater space. Encouraged by solid audience demand, The Drilling Company has decided to resume the Off-Broadway production January 9, 2014 as an open-ended run. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Ft. Myers/Naples Awards LAST CHANCE TO VOTE - Molly Coyne Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Voting is now underway for Ft. Myers/Naples! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Cutting Ball Theater's UBU ROI
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

Cutting Ball Theater continues its 15th season with Alfred Jarry's UBU ROI in a new translation by Rob Melrose. Russian director Yury Urnov (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company) helms this irreverent take on world leaders. Featuring David Sinaiko, Ponder Goddard, Marilet Martinez, Bill Boynton, Nathaniel Justiniano, and Andrew Quick, UBU ROI plays January 24 through February 23 (Press opening: January 30) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

BroadwayWorld Ft. Myers/Naples Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - Coyne Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Voting is now underway for Ft. Myers/Naples! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

OZMA OF OZ Set for Playwrights Foundation's Rough Readings Series Today & Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

The Playwrights Foundation's 2013 Winter Rough Readings Series concludes with readings of Rob Melrose's adaptation of OZMA of OZ today, December 2, 7:30pm at Roble Hall, Stanford University and tomorrow, Tuesday, December 3, 7pm at The Thick House, San Francisco. Directed by Rob Melrose, OZMA of OZ is a trip-hop musical based on L. Frank Baum's third book in the Wizard of Oz series and presented in partnership with Cutting Ball Theatre. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater to Continue 15th Season with Alfred Jarry's UBO ROI, 1/24-2/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Cutting Ball Theater continues its 15th season with Alfred Jarry's UBU ROI in a new translation by Rob Melrose. Russian director Yury Urnov (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company) helms this irreverent take on world leaders. Featuring David Sinaiko, Ponder Goddard, Marilet Martinez, Bill Boynton, Nathaniel Justiniano, and Andrew Quick, UBU ROI plays January 24 through February 23 (Press opening: January 30) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. For tickets ($10-50) and more information, the public may visit cuttingball.com or call 415-525-1205. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Bristol Old Vic and Handspring Puppet Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Barbican
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Bristol Old Vic & Handspring Puppet Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream will run at the Barbican Theatre, Barbican Centre, London, EC2Y 8DS, Thursday 6 - Saturday 15 February 2014. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

BroadwayWorld Ft. Myers/Naples Awards Update 12/13 - Molly Coyne Huge Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Voting is now underway for Ft. Myers/Naples! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Bristol Old Vic and Handspring Puppet Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Play the Barbican, Feb 6-15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Bristol Old Vic & Handspring Puppet Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream will run at the Barbican Theatre, Barbican Centre, London, EC2Y 8DS, Thursday 6 - Saturday 15 February 2014. Press night: Monday 10 February, 7.45pm. (more...)

Profile Theatre to Present BURIED CHILD, Begin. 5/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

PROFILE THEATRE presents BURIED CHILD Sam Shepard's macabre play about twisted family secrets, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1979. Directed by Adriana Baer, performances begin on May 29, 2014 on the Alder Stage at Artists Repertory Theatre. Tickets are currently on sale at Profiletheatre.org. (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul University Presents JACKIE & ME, Now thru 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

The Theatre School at DePaul University will present Jackie & Me, by Steven Dietz, adapted from the novel by Dan Gutman, and directed by John Jenkins, as the final production of the 2013-2014 Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences season. This production opens today, April 8, and runs through Saturday, May 10, 2014, at DePaul's historic Merle Reskin Theatre. Performances are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM, and Saturdays at 2 PM. Friday performances will be held on May 2 and 9 (10 AM). A special Sunday performance (2 PM) will be held on May 4. There will be no Saturday performance on May 3. (more...)

THE FOOL'S LEAR Runs 5/5-25 at Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

King Lear's fate is sealed in Shakespeare's play: to be tragically reunited with the one daughter he loves. But what would be the fate of his faithful Fool? That question lies at the heart of 'The Fool's Lear,' a new play by Randy Neale, which will have its New York premiere May 5 to 25 as a featured production of Phoenix Theatre Ensemble's Tenth Anniversary Spring Rep season at The Wild Project 195 E. 3rd Street (at Ave. B). This new, funny, poignant comedic drama follows the journey of the Fool and his King as they ply a path along side Shakespeare's great tragedy, exploring hilarious and harrowing byways between its scenes. Grant Neale directs and plays The Fool and Craig Smith plays The King in a play which South Carolina critics called a delight and a must-see comic drama. (more...)

Denis O'Hare Joins Cast of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

In a new interview with Vulture, O'Hare confirmed that he'll be back for the fourth installment in Ryan Murphy's acclaimed horror anthology, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAKSHOW. O'Hare previously appeared in the first and third seasons of the show. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Stages THE LETTERS, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company presents its first fully staged production in the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage. Award-winning Bay Area auteur Mark Jackson returns to the company to direct this sixth addition to the season, the Professional Bay Area Premiere of John W. Lowell's suspenseful psychological thriller THE LETTERS, featuring Beth Wilmurt (The Eccentricities of a Nightingale) and Michael Ray Wisely (The Arsonists). THE LETTERS plays today, April 17 through May 25 at Harry's UpStage, located in the Nell and Jules Dashow Wing at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. (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...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends THE LETTERS Through 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional week of performances of John W. Lowell's suspenseful psychological thriller THE LETTERS, the first fully staged production in the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage. Award-winning Bay Area auteur Mark Jackson (The Arsonists, Salomania) returns to the company to direct this sixth addition to the season, featuring Beth Wilmurt (The Eccentricities of a Nightingale) and Michael Ray Wisely (The Arsonists). THE LETTERS now plays April 17 through June 1 (added performances: Wednesday, May 28, 8pm; Thursday, May 29, 8pm; Friday, May 30, 8pm; Saturday, May 31, 8pm; Sunday, June 1, 2pm) at Harry's UpStage, located in the Nell and Jules Dashow Wing at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($28, $32) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

ALL OUR TRAGIC World Premiere and More Set for The Hypocrites' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

The Hypocrites are pleased to announce their 2014-15 Season, beginning in August 2014 with the world premiere of ALL OUR TRAGIC, an unparalleled twelve-hour theatrical adaptation that combines all 32 surviving Greek tragedies into a single epic narrative, adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney*. Audiences may experience ALL OUR TRAGIC at a single twelve-hour marathon performance (with ample breaks for food and beverage) or through shorter installments spread over multiple weekends. (more...)

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