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Photo Flash: First Look at Porters' PERICLES, Running Now in NoHoPhoto Flash: First Look at Porters' PERICLES, Running Now in NoHo
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Pericles marks the 24th Shakespearean production for the Porters on their quest to completing the canon. Artistic Director Charles Pasternak returns to the directing chair and Leon Russom to the boards. They last worked together on 2014's production of Henry V, a critical and audience hit, which received Ovation, BroadwayWorld, and Valley Theatre Award nominations. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Playhouse on Park's THE LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC Opens Tonight!Photo Flash: Playhouse on Park's THE LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Playhouse on Park presents Arlene Hutton's The Last Train To Nibroc, running April 26-May 14. (more...)

Photo Flash: Greg Hicks and Company in Rehearsal for RICHARD III at the ArcolaPhoto Flash: Greg Hicks and Company in Rehearsal for RICHARD III at the Arcola
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Greg Hicks is returning to Shakespeare after many years to play the one major character left - RICHARD III. Arcola's thrilling new production of Shakespeare's RICHARD III, starring RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks and directed by Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen, begins previews on 11 May. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH: REVISITED Brilliantly Updates Shakespeare's Tragic Tale of Power, Greed, and the Blood-Thirst for AmbitionBWW Review: MACBETH: REVISITED Brilliantly Updates Shakespeare's Tragic Tale of Power, Greed, and the Blood-Thirst for Ambition
by Shari Barrett - Apr 23, 2017

Culver City residents Jeannine and Jack Stehlin are celebrating the 21st anniversary season of their New American Theatre production company by presenting Macbeth: REVISITED, directed by and starring Jack Stehlin in the title role with choreography and sound design by John Farmanesh-Bocca. Last year, this team of two brilliant production designers brought the award-winning Tempest Redux to the Odyssey Theatre, with mind-blowing choreography enabling the classic tale to resonant with modern audiences. Their great skill working together is again gracing a local stage at Sacred Fools on Hollywood's Theatre Row, featuring a gender-bending cast of company members who tell Shakespeare's tale of power, greed, and the blood-thirst for ambition - all in a roughly 95-minute theatrical journey. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage's Intellectuals Open SMART PEOPLEPhoto Flash: Arena Stage's Intellectuals Open SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Four intellectuals-a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race-search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. Set against the backdrop of Obama's 2008 election, Diamond's fiercely funny play explores the unavoidable nature of cultural bias. Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko makes her Arena Stage directorial debut with this "sexy, serious and very, very funny modern-day comedy of manners" (Variety). Smart People runs April 14-May 21, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Neo-Futurists' present World Premiere of THE UNICORN HOURPhoto Flash: The Neo-Futurists' present World Premiere of THE UNICORN HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

The Neo-Futurists are proud to present a world premiere created and performed by Leah Urzendowski* and Anthony Courser The? Unicorn? Hour?, directed by Adrian Danzig, April 6  - May 13, at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. Previews are Thursday, April 6 - Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. with opening night Monday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. Performances run Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices for previews and Thursdays are pay what you can; for the regular run, tickets are $10-25. Tickets and information are available at neofuturists.org or 773.275.5255. (more...)

Photo Flash: 46 BEACON, Starring Oliver Coopersmith and Jay Taylor, Debuts in the West EndPhoto Flash: 46 BEACON, Starring Oliver Coopersmith and Jay Taylor, Debuts in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Oliver Coopersmith (Netflix's I-Boy and the lead in forthcoming Sky Atlantic series Tin Star opposite Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks) and Jay Taylor (Prime Suspect 1973, Nell Gwynn and Wolf Hall/Bring up the Bodies) will star in the West End debut of 46 Beacon, playing the roles of Alan and Robert respectively in this coming-of-age and coming-out play set in 1970's America. (more...)

BWW Interview: Gerald Thomson of UNEXPECTED at Brelby Theatre CompanyBWW Interview: Gerald Thomson of UNEXPECTED at Brelby Theatre Company
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Apr 3, 2017

I am most concerned with what the audience sees, as they are the viewers/hearers of our story, so what they gather from our performance must be paramount. I come in with a strong image of what I want the show to look like. I then block the show right away to get it on its feet. I call this building the skeleton. The rest of the rehearsal process is about fleshing out that skeleton. I do not have the actors wander the stage looking for what feels right for them. It may end up being more “true to life” by letting two people do what comes naturally, but that does not make for a good presentational performance. I block to keep things visually interesting and I work to use the entire stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Photo Coverage: LUFT GANGSTER Begins Performances at Sheen CenterPhoto Flash: Photo Coverage: LUFT GANGSTER Begins Performances at Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2017

NYLON FUSION THEATRE COMPANY and CLOVERLEAF COLLECTIVE are excited to share a first look at Lowell Byers' LUFT GANGSTER, directed by Tony Award winning director Austin Pendleton (Broadway's The Little Foxes, The Runner Stumbles, Shelter, Spoils of War). LUFT GANGSTER began performances Friday, March 31  at the Sheen Center (18 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012) for a limited run through Sunday, April 16. Opening Night is Saturday, April 1 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Albert Jones and More in RED VELVET, Helmed by Stafford Arima at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at Albert Jones and More in RED VELVET, Helmed by Stafford Arima at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

In-demand director Stafford Arima (Broadway's Allegiance, Off Broadway's Altar Boyz, West End's Ragtime) returns to the Globe, following Allegiance and Ace, to helm the award-winning drama, which runs now through April 30, 2017 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage of the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is tonight, March 30, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: The British Royal Family Comes to Pioneer Theatre in KING CHARLES IIIPhoto Flash: The British Royal Family Comes to Pioneer Theatre in KING CHARLES III
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents King Charles III by Mike Bartlett, a 2015 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play. This future history play runs March 24 - April 8, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Coming of Age Tale 46 BEACON is in RehearsalPhoto Flash: Coming of Age Tale 46 BEACON is in Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Oliver Coopersmith (Netflix's I-Boy and the lead in forthcoming Sky Atlantic series Tin Star opposite Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks) and Jay Taylor (Prime Suspect 1973, Nell Gwynn and Wolf Hall/Bring up the Bodies) will star in the West End debut of 46 Beacon, playing the roles of Alan and Robert respectively in this coming-of-age and coming-out play set in 1970's America. (more...)

Photo Flash: Urgent Call to Action BUILDING THE WALL will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across USPhoto Flash: Urgent Call to Action BUILDING THE WALL will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across US
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

A new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge), written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration, reveals how those policies might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion.Building the Wall opens at the Fountain Theatre onMarch 18, the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. (more...)

Photo Flash: Independent Shakespeare Co. Presents West Coast Premiere of  THE SNOW GEESEPhoto Flash: Independent Shakespeare Co. Presents West Coast Premiere of THE SNOW GEESE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival announce the west coast premiere of  THE SNOW GEESE by Sharr White (The Other Place), directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Managing Director David Melville.  THE SNOW GEESE will begin previews on Saturday, March 11, will open on Friday, March 17 at 7:30pm and performs through Sunday, April 9 at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. (more...)

Photo Flash: Court Theatre presents THE HARD PROBLEMPhoto Flash: Court Theatre presents THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces casting for the Chicago premiere of The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard, directed by Charles Newell. The Hard Problem runs March 9 - April 9, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of RED VELVET at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of RED VELVET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Old Globe presents Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. In-demand director Stafford Arima (Broadway's Allegiance, Off Broadway's Altar Boyz, West End's Ragtime) returns to the Globe, following Allegiance and Ace, to helm the award-winning drama, which runs March 25 - April 30, 2017 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage of the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, March 30 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast and creative team below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at European Premiere of YANK! at Hope Mill TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at European Premiere of YANK! at Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The long-awaited European Premiere of war-time love story Yank! is now open and running preview performances in Manchester ahead of its official opening on Wednesday evening, already standing ovations have taken place at each of the five preview performances. The musical will run until Saturday 8 April at Hope Mill Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Female Driven Dark Comedy THE MOORS Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Flash: Female Driven Dark Comedy THE MOORS Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

?Led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, and following the success of Sarah DeLappe's critically acclaimed The Wolves, The Playwrights Realm continues their female-centric 10th Anniversary season with the New York Premiere of Jen Silverman'sThe Moors (February 27 - March 25) at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. Directed by Mike Donahue and riffing on the lives and works of certain 19th-century novel-writing sisters, The Moors is a dark comic examination of the ways in which women fight for visibility. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marin Theatre Company Presents World Premiere of Dark Comic Riff on Macbeth PEERLESSPhoto Flash: Marin Theatre Company Presents World Premiere of Dark Comic Riff on Macbeth PEERLESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Marin Theatre Company stirs the stage this season with the West Coast Premiere of peerless by Jiehae Park, a new dark comedy riff on Shakespeare's classic cursed tale Macbeth. Twin sisters 'M' and 'L' resort to desperate measures when their academic dreams of success are dashed most unexpectedly. With unwavering loyalty to each other-and themselves-they craft a plan to manipulate their destiny by any means necessary. Fresh off a critically acclaimed World Premiere production at Yale Repertory in 2015, MTC is excited to bring this sinister, sisterly twist on the Scottish Play to the West Coast under the direction of Margot Bordelon, who also directed the play's World Premiere. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Pre-Production Rehearsal Photos of the cast of THE GEEZE & ME!Photo Flash: New Pre-Production Rehearsal Photos of the cast of THE GEEZE & ME!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? Rag Lady Productions is thrilled to announce the World Premiere of THE GEEZE AND ME, a new MUSICAL featuring a troupe of baby boomers who sing, dance, and hobble their way through issues of retirement, leakage, and more. At THE TENTH Avenue Arts Center downtown San Diego, March 31st through April 29th.  (more...)