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Theater at Monmouth's 2015 Season to Feature Shakespeare, Stoppard & MoreTheater at Monmouth's 2015 Season to Feature Shakespeare, Stoppard & More
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

For 2015 Theater at Monmouth has planned a season of Magic, Murder, and Mayhem! Season 46 peeks into nature of reality and illusion, pokes fun at the foibles and fables of romances young and old, and will prick-up the hairs on the back of your neck. From Shakespeare to Stoppard and Coward to James, the 2015 Season is sure to be a perception-altering ride. (more...)

NYTW Adds Lucas Hnath's RED SPEEDO, World Premiere of HADESTOWN to 2015-16 SeasonNYTW Adds Lucas Hnath's RED SPEEDO, World Premiere of HADESTOWN to 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the final two productions of its 2015/16 Season. The New York premiere of RED SPEEDO, written by Lucas Hnath (The Christians) and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz (Hollow Roots), will begin performances in February. (more...)

13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival Completes Lineup, Launches Next Week13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival Completes Lineup, Launches Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival (Reg E. Gaines, Artistic Director) will present its 13th annual season in New York City from May 13th - 30th, 2015.  (more...)

Sarah Ruhl & Jessica Hecht Set for PERSON PLACE THING Podcast Live Taping, 6/8Sarah Ruhl & Jessica Hecht Set for PERSON PLACE THING Podcast Live Taping, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Theatre for a New Audience will present a live taping of the podcast Person Place Thing, hosted by Randy Cohen, with guests two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Sarah Ruhl and Tony-nominated actor Jessica Hecht on Monday, June 8, at 7:00pm at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. Tickets are $15. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jeremiah and Jessica Discuss Taking New Show THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE to NYMFBWW Interview: Jeremiah and Jessica Discuss Taking New Show THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE to NYMF
by Matt Tamanini - May 24, 2015

THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE, a new musical by Atlanta performers Jeremiah Parker Hobbs and Jessica De Maria, was recently selected as an invited show to perform at the prestigious New York Musical Theatre Festival. The musical will will play at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City on July 25th and 27th.  (more...)

Palo Alto Players to Present CHINGLISH, 6/12-28Palo Alto Players to Present CHINGLISH, 6/12-28
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

?Come see CHINGLISH, a new comedy about the misadventures of miscommunication, opening in June at Palo Alto Players.  This comedy was written by David Henry Hwang, the award-winning playwright of M. Butterfly. (more...)

PASSING BY and SUMMER VALLEY FAIR Complete New York Musical Theatre Festival's 2015 LineupPASSING BY and SUMMER VALLEY FAIR Complete New York Musical Theatre Festival's 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) announced today the full lineup of productions, readings, and concerts for NYMF 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 5th Ave's JASPER IN DEADLAND Provides No Reason to LiveBWW Reviews: 5th Ave's JASPER IN DEADLAND Provides No Reason to Live
by Jay Irwin - May 15, 2015

If you're going to tell a story about a journey to hell and back then you need to have a reason. Some kind of moral or message or even just an engaging character that the audience can grab ahold of to root for success. Unfortunately the new musical “Jasper in Deadland”, currently at the 5th Avenue Theatre, offers none of those things. On top of that it fails to offer any kind of memorable or plot-moving songs leaving me to wonder who this show was written for since it obviously wasn't the audience. (more...)

Ars Nova Sets Complete ANT Fest 2015 LineupArs Nova Sets Complete ANT Fest 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

 Ars Nova has announced the lineup for its 8th Annual ANT Fest, running June 1 - 26.  This year's festival of all new talent features four nonstop weeks of comedy, music & theater mash-ups, and invites audiences on a nightly adventure with the next wave of breakthrough artists at Ars Nova.  A complete lineup is listed below. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Close Season with World Premiere of New Sarah Ruhl & Todd Almond MusicalTrinity Rep to Close Season with World Premiere of New Sarah Ruhl & Todd Almond Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Trinity Rep closes out Season 51: The Necessity of Human Connection with the world premiere of Tony-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl and composer Todd Almond's Melancholy Play: a chamber musical, directed by Obie Award-winner Liesl Tommy. Melancholy Play: a chamber musical runs May 28 through June 28, 2015 in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. (more...)

New Play GENERAL ELECTION Set for Finborough TheatreNew Play GENERAL ELECTION Set for Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The world premiere of a new play specially created in response to the General Election by award-winning actor/director Chris New opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 26 April 2015 - with a special extra performance on General Election day itself on Thursday, 7 May (Press Night: Monday, 27 April 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Magical Realism on StageMagical Realism on Stage
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Mar 27, 2015

In Little Children Dream of God, playwright Jeff Augustin uses aspects of magical realism, a style that originated in literature and visual art. The framework of his play is apparently realistic, until elements of dream, magic, and supernatural phenomena are introduced. (more...)

McKnight Fellows Austene Van and Sally Wingert to Present Works in Progress, 6/29McKnight Fellows Austene Van and Sally Wingert to Present Works in Progress, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

2014-15 McKnight Theater Artist Fellows Austene Van and Sally Wingert, along with their collaborators, will present selections from works in progress on June 29 at 7 p.m. at the Illusion Theater. (more...)

The Rose Playhouse to Stage IPHIGENIA IN TAURIS, June 16-July 4The Rose Playhouse to Stage IPHIGENIA IN TAURIS, June 16-July 4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Director Pamela Schermann, whose productions at The Rose Playhouse include The Taming of the Shrew, Orpheus and eurydice and Othello, directs (Hon) Artistic Associate of The Rose, Suzanne Marie, in a new production of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Iphigenia in Tauris.  (more...)

Tickets to Opera in the Heights' 2015-16 on Sale 8/1Tickets to Opera in the Heights' 2015-16 on Sale 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Opera in the Heights (OH!) announces that single tickets will go on sale Aug. 1 for the 2015-2016 season, which also celebrates the organization's 20th anniversary. The company presents an inspired selection of works which should appeal to diverse operatic tastes. (more...)

San Diego Theater Company The Trip Brings ORPHEUS & EURYDICE to NYCSan Diego Theater Company The Trip Brings ORPHEUS & EURYDICE to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

San Diego theater company THE TRIP, brings their newly acclaimed cinematic stage adaptation to New York City. ORPHEUS & eurydice written and directed by Tom Dugdale (Humana Festival; Contemporary American Theater Festival; Hungarian Theater of Cluj; Princess Grace Award Winner), will play five performances at Theaterlab NYC (357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018). Performances are Thursday, July 16th  at 8pm; Friday, July 17th at 8pm; Saturday, July 18th at 8pm; Sunday, July 19th at 3pm; and Monday, July 20th at 8pm. Tickets are $18.00 and available at www.theaterlabnyc.com. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Stage WAIT UNTIL DARK, 7/1-11Saint Michael's Playhouse to Stage WAIT UNTIL DARK, 7/1-11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

?Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 1st opening of Jeffrey Hatcher's area premiere adaptation of Wait Until Dark, written by Frederick Knott at Saint Michael's Playhouse (July 1 - 11).  Directed by Sarah Carleton the cast features Abby Lee as Susan, John D. Alexander as Roat, Christian Kohn as Mike, Bill Carmichael as Carlino, David Rossetti as Sam, and introducing Jillian Kenny as Gloria. (more...)

Redhouse Arts Center's 2015-16 Season to Include BIG FISH, DREAMGIRLS & MoreRedhouse Arts Center's 2015-16 Season to Include BIG FISH, DREAMGIRLS & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The Redhouse Arts Center is pleased to announce its 2015/16 MainStage season filled with eight unforgettable shows! (more...)

Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announced the cast and creative team for The Foreigner, the last play in the "Alley Theatre @ UH" season. Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean returns to one of his signature roles as Charlie Baker. (more...)

Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Becca Ayers & More Set for Joel B. New's NYMF Concert TO HELL AND BACKNikka Graff Lanzarone, Becca Ayers & More Set for Joel B. New's NYMF Concert TO HELL AND BACK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

The 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival presents To Hell and Back in concert on Tuesday, July 7th. Inspired by the myth of Orpheus and eurydice, this indie-rock album musical follows a broken songwriter on a madcap cab ride into a soundless world to save his muse from the hands of a lonely fangirl. Music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson Award-winning songwriter Joel B. New. (more...)

Noche Flamenca to Present ANTIGONA, 7/13-8/8Noche Flamenca to Present ANTIGONA, 7/13-8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Soledad Barrio, Noche Flamenca's celebrated lead dancer and choreographer, brings her usual fire to the role of Antigone, the classical Greek heroine. Daughter of Oedipus and sister of the shunned Polyneices, Antigone follows her heart and defies Creon by burying her brother. Sentenced to death, Antigone then kills herself. Director George C. Wolfe in The New York Times has declared the company "brilliant," and said that "Soledad is a once-in-a-lifetime performer who combines overwhelming physicality and spirituality." (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: Inside the Sitzprobe for Joel B. New's NYMF Concert TO HELL AND BACKPhoto Flash Exclusive: Inside the Sitzprobe for Joel B. New's NYMF Concert TO HELL AND BACK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive look inside the concert's sitzprobe, recently held at Euphoria Studios. Check out photos below! (more...)

Tony Nominee Kathleen Chalfant Joins Cast of Sarah Ruhl World Premiere in LouisvilleTony Nominee Kathleen Chalfant Joins Cast of Sarah Ruhl World Premiere in Louisville
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Actors Theatre of Louisville's Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein announce casting for For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday by acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl. Multi award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant, known for her performance in Wit Off-Broadway, the Broadway productions of M. Butterfly, Angels in America and Racing Demon, and screen credits The Affair and House of Cards, will lead a stellar cast of actors that features an array of Broadway veterans, many making their debuts at Actors Theatre. For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday was commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville and will receive its world premiere during the 40th Humana Festival of New American Plays, March 8- April 10, 2016. The production will be directed by Les Waters. (more...)

Princeton Summer Theater to Close Season with Sarah Ruhl's EURYDICEPrinceton Summer Theater to Close Season with Sarah Ruhl's EURYDICE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Princeton Summer Theater's 2015 season, which focused on themes of adaption and myth, will come to a close with Obie Award-Winning playwright Sarah Ruhl's eurydice.  The final show of PST's season opens next Thursday at the Hamilton Murray Theater on Princeton University's campus. (more...)

Emily Donahoe, Andrew Garman & More Will Star in Playwrights Horizons' THE CHRISTIANSEmily Donahoe, Andrew Garman & More Will Star in Playwrights Horizons' THE CHRISTIANS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group have announced casting for THE CHRISTIANS, the New York premiere of a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax).  Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; the recent 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season.  (more...)

Los Altos Stage Company to Present DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONELos Altos Stage Company to Present DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Los Altos Stage Company opens its 20th Anniversary Season with a surrealistic comedy that confronts our assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl opens on September 3rd and runs through September 27th at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. (more...)

Film Rights to WICKED Author's Re-Interpretation of 'Alice in Wonderland' Up for GrabsFilm Rights to WICKED Author's Re-Interpretation of 'Alice in Wonderland' Up for Grabs
by Movies News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

The Hollywood Reporter today revealed that the rights to another of Maguire's novels 'After Alice', is up for grabs. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE TRIP's ORPHEUS & EURYDICE Begins This Week at Theaterlab NYCPhoto Flash: THE TRIP's ORPHEUS & EURYDICE Begins This Week at Theaterlab NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

San Diego theater company THE TRIP, proudly brings their newly acclaimed cinematic stage adaptation to New York City. ORPHEUS & eurydice written and directed by Tom Dugdale (Humana Festival; Contemporary American Theater Festival; Hungarian Theater of Cluj; Princess Grace Award Winner), will play five performances at Theaterlab NYC (357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

SHAKE THE EARTH Set for FringeNYCSHAKE THE EARTH Set for FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

The 2015 New York International Fringe Festival is pleased to present the world premiere of SHAKE THE EARTH, an explosive one-woman show written by and starring Lousine Shamamian and directed by Misti B. Wills, at the 19th annual New York International Fringe Festival. Performances run Monday, August 17th at 3:45 pm, Thursday, August 20th at 5:30 pm, Saturday, August 22nd at 7:00 pm, Monday, August 24th at 2:00 pm and Saturday, August 29th at 8:45 pm at Spectrum, located at 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd floor (between Delancey and Rivington; subways F, J, M, Z to Delancey/Essex). Tickets go on sale July 17th and will be available atwww.fringenyc.org. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's THE OLDEST BOY Will Open MTC's 49th SeasonSarah Ruhl's THE OLDEST BOY Will Open MTC's 49th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Marin Theatre Company opens its 49th Season with the West Coast premiere of Sarah Ruhl's The Oldest Boy. An American woman and her Tibetan husband are making a life together in the United States with their son, who has just turned three. When two monks arrive on their doorstep with the revelation that the toddler may be a reincarnated lama, the ultimate test of a mother's love may be her ability to let him go. Interspersed with Tibetan Buddhist ritual and dance and featuring renowned Berkeley-based Tibetan artist Tsering Dorjee Bawa, the play is as powerful as it is beautiful. (more...)

THE CHRISTIANS Starts New York Premiere Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsTHE CHRISTIANS Starts New York Premiere Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group present The Christians, the New York premiere of a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax). Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; the recent 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

Opera in the Heights to Open New Season with I PAGLIACCIOpera in the Heights to Open New Season with I PAGLIACCI
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) kicks off its 20th anniversary season with Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci (The Clowns) on Sept. 18, one of several inspired works in the company's 2015 -2016 repertoire. I Pagliacci runs Sept. 18, 24 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. and is an enduring tale of jealousy and rage between lovers in a comedy troupe. Art imitates life with fatal results in this iconic tragedy, featuring the famous tenor aria, Vesti la giubba ('Put on the costume'). (more...)

THE SWEETHEARTS Set for Vibrant 2014 - A Festival of Finborough PlaywrightsTHE SWEETHEARTS Set for Vibrant 2014 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

A world premiere, originally seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant 2014 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, The Sweethearts is a new play by exciting new playwright Sarah Page opening at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 22 September 2015 (Press Nights: Thursday, 24 September and Friday, 25 September 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory to Present GUMBO by Christina Quintana and Brett MaciasMusical Theatre Factory to Present GUMBO by Christina Quintana and Brett Macias
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2015

Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) will present a developmental workshop of GUMBO with book & lyrics by Christina Quintana and music by Brett Macias. (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre to Present MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAYCape Rep Theatre to Present MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Cape Rep Theatre will present the Cape premiere of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn, score by Michael Friedman and lyrics by Ms. Washburn, September 17 through October 18, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm; there is no performance September 20 or 23.  Tickets are $30.  Pay-What-You-Can-Night is the first Friday, September 18th. Group rates & Student Rush tickets also available.  Call the box office for details.  Cape Rep Indoor Theater. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. 508.896.1888 orwww.caperep.org.  (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting $5 Lottery Entries for THE CHRISTIANS' First PreviewPlaywrights Horizons Now Accepting $5 Lottery Entries for THE CHRISTIANS' First Preview
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Wednesday, August 19, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their New York premiere of THE CHRISTIANS, a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax).  Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; the recent 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season, and it's a co-production with L.A.'s Center Theatre Group (Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director; Stephen D. Rountree, Managing Director). (more...)

Raffi Barsoumian and Ramiz Monsef to Star in Rajiv Joseph's GUARDS AT THE TAJ at the Geffen This FallRaffi Barsoumian and Ramiz Monsef to Star in Rajiv Joseph's GUARDS AT THE TAJ at the Geffen This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Geffen Playhouse just announced the cast for the West Coast premiere of GUARDS AT THE TAJ by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Steinberg Award recipient Rajiv Joseph. Raffi Barsoumian will star as Humayun, opposite Ramiz Monsef as Babur. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Playwrights Horizons' THE CHRISTIANSPhoto Coverage: Meet the Company of Playwrights Horizons' THE CHRISTIANS
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 14, 2015

Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group will present THE CHRISTIANS, the New York premiere of a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax). Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; the recent 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

2015 Chicago Musical Theatre Festival to Feature 13 World Premieres This Summer2015 Chicago Musical Theatre Festival to Feature 13 World Premieres This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to announce the line-up for its second annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, featuring an unprecedented 13 world-premiere musicals by local artists. (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS, SEX WITH STRANGERS, BIG SKY Premiere and More Set for the Geffen's 2015-16 SeasonBillie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS, SEX WITH STRANGERS, BIG SKY Premiere and More Set for the Geffen's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Geffen Playhouse announces its coming landmark season which underscores the two decades of world-class theater the not-for-profit organization has produced since its 1995 opening. Artistic Director Randall Arney's selections feature some of theater's most established artists: Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley; four Pulitzer Prize finalists Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros, Rolin Jones, Rajiv Joseph, and Sarah Ruhl; multi-Grammy Award winner Billie Joe Armstrong; House of Cards writer Laura Eason, and much produced playwright Bess Wohl (American Hero, Pretty Filthy). (more...)

Opera in the Heights Sets 2015-16 SeasonOpera in the Heights Sets 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Opera in the Heights (OH!) has announced its 2015-2016 20th anniversary season, presenting a smorgasbord of delectable operas that should appeal to a wide range of patrons. The season kicks off with Leoncavallo's, I Pagliacci. Next is a Menotti 1940s double-bill, The Medium and The Telephone. Following is Rossini's La Cenerentola, the perfect Cinderella opera. The season will end where opera began, with Gluck's 1762 composition, Orfeo ed Euridice, which is an OH! world premiere. All will be conducted by Maestro Eiki Isomura. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for 13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival, Running 5/13-30Tickets on Sale Now for 13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival, Running 5/13-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival (Reg E. Gaines, Artistic Director) will present its 13th annual season in New York City from May 13th - 30th, 2015. (more...)

The Wilma Theater to Close 2014-15 Season with ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEADThe Wilma Theater to Close 2014-15 Season with ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

In Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, which will mark the Wilma's 11th production of a work by Tom Stoppard, minor characters take center stage as they journey on a boat taking Prince Hamlet to England with players from the royal court. As these characters unknowingly sail to a fate Shakespeare has already scripted for them, arguments of free will and determinism abound, all set to the constant travel game of flipping coins. In this battle of wits, Stoppard's characteristic wordplay and case of mistaken identities create a spectacle that's philosophical, clownish, and complete with a pirate-ambush. (more...)

THE OLDEST BOY, GEM OF THE OCEAN, SWIMMER and More SEt for MTC's 2015-16 SeasonTHE OLDEST BOY, GEM OF THE OCEAN, SWIMMER and More SEt for MTC's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Today, Marin Theatre Company's artistic director Jasson Minadakis and managing director Michael Barker announced the 49-year-old professional nonprofit theater's 2015-16 season. (more...)

Frances Black Projects to Present THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING IN THE WORLD, 4/9-12Frances Black Projects to Present THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING IN THE WORLD, 4/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Frances Black Projects presents The Most Beautiful Thing in the World. Written and performed by Gabriel Levey, co-created with Kate Tarker, directed by Carter Gill and designed by Paul Lieber. April 9-12 at Cloud City, 85 North 1stStreet, Brooklyn. Tickets are $18 and available online atwww.francesblackprojects.com. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville to Premiere New Work by Sarah Ruhl at 2015 Humana FestivalActors Theatre of Louisville to Premiere New Work by Sarah Ruhl at 2015 Humana Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein are delighted to announce that Sarah Ruhl's For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday will receive its world premiere at Actors Theatre of Louisville during the 40th Humana Festival of New American Plays. For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday was commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville and will be directed by Les Waters and performed in the Pamela Brown Auditorium. The production will begin previews on March 8, open on March 10 and run through April 10, 2016. (more...)

The Royal Opera House Announces 2015-2016 Season, Featuring MORGEN UND ABEND, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, and MoreThe Royal Opera House Announces 2015-2016 Season, Featuring MORGEN UND ABEND, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

The 2015/16 Royal Opera House Season has been announced. The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet and visiting companies will stage more than sixty works during 2015/16 and twelve productions from Covent Garden - six operas and six ballets - will be relayed live to more than 1,500 cinemas in 35 countries as part of the ROH Cinema Season. (more...)

Playwright Sarah Ruhl Set for Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium, 4/29Playwright Sarah Ruhl Set for Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

The Villanova University Theatre Department has announced the 9th annual Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium, featuring a keynote address by internationally renowned playwright Sarah Ruhl. This year's conference will be held on Wednesday, April 29th 2015 at Villanova University, and centers on the theme "Rewriting Histories: Rewriting the Past and the Plays of Sarah Ruhl." (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Close Season with ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Begin. 5/8Berkeley Rep to Close Season with ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Begin. 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre will conclude its 48th season with Richard Bean's internationally acclaimed One Man, Two Guvnors, a sassy update of Carlo Goldoni's classic knee-slapper, The Servant of Two Masters. Set in 1963 Brighton, England, One Man, Two Guvnors is a brilliantly delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues. The uproarious plot features a disarming and doltish Francis Henshall who finds himself trapped by farce into working for two bosses - who are connected in wildly improbable ways. He just has to keep them from discovering each other. Inspired insanity, high-low antics, and nimble wordplay ensue - all backed by live musicians paying homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four. Directed by David Ivers - artistic director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival - and with songs by Grant Olding, One Man, Two Guvnors is a riotous blast complete with a colorful cast of characters in a topsy-turvy world of love triangles and mistaken identities. It previews on Friday May 8, 2015, opens on Friday, May 15, 2015, and plays through Sunday June 21, 2015. Press night for One Man, Two Guvnors will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015. Individual tickets start at $29 and can be purchased by phone at (510) 647-2949 or online at berkeleyrep.org. (more...)

Creative Team Set for PCTF's PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE This JuneCreative Team Set for PCTF's PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Creative teams have been announced for the 2015 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity's Playwrights For A Cause, set to take place at 7:30pm on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the Sheen Center, located at 18 Bleecker Street. (more...)

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