Kathleen Chalfant, Michael Urie, Dana Ivey & More Perform At Free SHAKESPEARE SONNET SLAMKathleen Chalfant, Michael Urie, Dana Ivey & More Perform At Free SHAKESPEARE SONNET SLAM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

The 8th Annual Shakespeare's Birthday Sonnet Slam is being held tomorrow, Friday, April 27th from 1-4pm at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. Notable Sonnet readers this year include Michael Urie, Dana Ivey, Brian Soliwoda as C.P. Shakes and Perdita, the pigeon, Peter Francis James, American painter Gerri Davis and Award-winning Orchestrator Michael Starobin. The Sonnet Slam features 154 readers of all ages performing all 154 of Shakespeare's Sonnets in numerical order. The event is free to the public. This year, the kickoff Reader for Sonnet #1 will be Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk-winner Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America, Wit, Showtime's The Affair). (more...)

Michael Urie & Dana Ivey Added To Free Shakespeare Sonnet Slam In Central ParkMichael Urie & Dana Ivey Added To Free Shakespeare Sonnet Slam In Central Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

The 8th Annual Shakespeare's Birthday Sonnet Slam being held Friday, April 27th from 1-4pm at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park has added Michael Urie, Dana Ivey and many others to the festivities. The Sonnet Slam features 154 readers of all ages performing all 154 of Shakespeare's Sonnets in numerical order.  The event is free to the public. This year, the kickoff Reader for Sonnet #1 will be Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk-winner Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America, Wit, Showtime's The Affair). (more...)

Review Roundup: Michael Urie in Shakespeare Theatre Company's HAMLETReview Roundup: Michael Urie in Shakespeare Theatre Company's HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

The critics are weighing on on Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of HAMLET, directed by STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn and featuring acclaimed actor Michael Urie as the tortured Danish prince. (more...)

Photos: Get A First Look at Michael Urie in Shakespeare Theatre Company's HAMLETPhotos: Get A First Look at Michael Urie in Shakespeare Theatre Company's HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of HAMLET, directed by STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn and featuring acclaimed actor Michael Urie as the tortured Danish prince. (more...)

Michael Urie-Led HAMLET Finds Full Cast at Shakespeare Theatre CompanyMichael Urie-Led HAMLET Finds Full Cast at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) announces the cast and creative team for Hamlet, directed by STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn and featuring acclaimed actor Michael Urie as the tortured Danish prince. Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedy will run January 16-February 25, 2018 at Sidney Harman Hall. (more...)

Michael Urie-Led HAMLET Finds Full Cast at Shakespeare Theatre CompanyMichael Urie-Led HAMLET Finds Full Cast at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) announces the cast and creative team for Hamlet, directed by STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn and featuring acclaimed actor Michael Urie as the tortured Danish prince. Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedy will run January 16-February 25, 2018 at Sidney Harman Hall. (more...)

BWW Review: Helter-Skelter, Seat-of-the-Pants Hilarity: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Center StageBWW Review: Helter-Skelter, Seat-of-the-Pants Hilarity: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Center Stage
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Oct 31, 2017

Most of all, perhaps, is the sense of the theater as a helter-skelter, seat-of-the-pants, totally precarious enterprise, in which people start out to cast or produce a show with no idea how it's going to be completed, without necessarily even a script, and in which the way to make the final product viable, let alone successful, is, as the script keeps saying, a mystery. (more...)

Perry-Mansfield's 20th Annual New Works Festival to Feature Sandra Tsing Loh, Lauren Yee and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Perry-Mansfield has announced the full lineup for their 2017 New Works Festival. The 20th Annual festival, held on June 16 and 17 in Steamboat Springs, CO will develop five new works in partnership with the South Coast Repertory, Primary Stages, Curious Theatre Company, Seattle Repertory Theatre and Tectonic Theater Project. (more...)

Northern Stage to Present a Daring Production of MACBETH at Barrette Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

William Shakespeare's Macbeth runs live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, September 28 through October 23. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. Tickets start at $15 for students and $30 for adults. (more...)

BWW Review: RESIDENCE at Actors Theatre of Louisville
by Keith Waits - Mar 8, 2016

A woman, Maggie, (Danielle Slavick) who is a sales representative for a medical supply company checks in to a long-term residential hotel in Temp, Arizona for a month-long stay. Right away she establishes an uneasy sort of alliance with two hotel employees, Bobby (Alexandro Rodriguez) and Theresa (Leah Karpel). This curious triangle of people in transition forms the nucleus of Laura Jacqmin's Residence, a play about the ephemerality of human existence. (more...)

BWW Review: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' Powerful and Compelling ALL THE WAY
by Chris Gibson - Sep 17, 2015

Taking it's name from the campaign slogan Lyndon B. Johnson would utilize for his run for the presidency in 1964, playwright Robert Schenkkan has crafted a brilliant, compelling, and very informative work with ALL THE WAY that picks up right after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November of 1963. Schenkkan has actually written another play (THE GREAT SOCIETY) that follows subsequent events in Johnson's life from 1964-1968. But, here the focus is on that tumultuous period when the nation was basically in shock as they witnessed their iconic fresh-faced president being gunned down, and with it their dreams of a 'new frontier'. However, they didn't realize they were in the hands of a career politician who knew that the road to something more than an 'accidental' presidency lay in his ability to make sweeping changes in our society, no matter what the cost. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis opens their season with a masterful production of this intriguing play, and I think you'll be blown away by revelations that have been glossed over in history books. A very strong cast and crew bring this story to life with amazing results that are thought-provoking and fascinating. (more...)

Tony Winning Play ALL THE WAY to Open The Rep's 49th season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents All the Way by Robert Schenkkan and directed by Steven Woolf. More topical than ever before, this behind-the-scenes view of Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency runs September 9 - October 4 on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road (on the campus of Webster University). (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival Stages Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL, Now thru 7/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Dorset Theatre Festival will stage Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel, a moving and intimate story that confronts race and religion, directed by Giovanna Sardelli, from tonight, June 25th through July 5th. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival to Stage Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL, 6/25-7/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Dorset Theatre Festival will stage Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel, a moving and intimate story that confronts race and religion, directed by Giovanna Sardelli, from June 25th through July 5th (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Visually Rich, Complex TEMPEST At the Shakespeare Theatre
by Andrew White - Dec 11, 2014

Director Ethan McSweeny clearly knows his way around the play, and offers mature Washington audiences a visually rich, complex Tempest that has its share of magical moments, but which at its core is unvarnished by sentiment. And Geraint Wyn Davies gives us a Prospero who is a temperamental, gravelly, flesh-and-blood nobleman, more Hemingway than Santa Claus. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents William Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) continues its 2014-2015 mainstage season with one of William Shakespeare's late masterpieces,The Tempest. STC Affiliated Artist Ethan McSweeny, following his imaginative production of A Midsummer Night's Dream two seasons ago, applies his flair for visual panache to The Tempest, in which sprites, goddesses and fools hold court. The Tempest will play at the Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from December 2, 2014-January 11, 2015. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre to Present 'Hero/Traitor Repertory' with CORIOLANUS and WALLENSTEIN, 3/28-6/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2013

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, probes the burdens of leadership and the price of power in its Hero/Traitor Repertory of Coriolanus and Wallenstein. In the hands of The Studio Theatre's Artistic Director David Muse and STC's Artistic Director Michael Kahn, this pairing of Shakespearean and German epics challenges the concept of control among military and government institutions. Coriolanus and Wallenstein play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from March 28-June 2, 2013. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Presents 'Hero/Traitor Repertory' with CORIOLANUS and WALLENSTEIN, Now thru 6/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2013

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, probes the burdens of leadership and the price of power in its Hero/Traitor Repertory of Coriolanus and Wallenstein. In the hands of The Studio Theatre's Artistic Director David Muse and STC's Artistic Director Michael Kahn, this pairing of Shakespearean and German epics challenges the concept of control among military and government institutions. Coriolanus and Wallenstein play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from tonight, March 28-June 2, 2013. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre to Present 'Hero/Traitor Repertory' with CORIOLANUS and WALLENSTEIN, 3/28-6/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, probes the burdens of leadership and the price of power in its Hero/Traitor Repertory of Coriolanus and Wallenstein. In the hands of The Studio Theatre's Artistic Director David Muse and STC's Artistic Director Michael Kahn, this pairing of Shakespearean and German epics challenges the concept of control among military and government institutions. Coriolanus and Wallenstein play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from March 28-June 2, 2013. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE WHIPPING MAN Provides a Twisting, Emotional Rollercoaster
by Vicky Croisant - Nov 14, 2012

War changes men. Faith changes men. Family changes men. These are a few of the themes central to THE WHIPPING MAN, the Civil War-era drama playing at Cleveland Play House's Second Stage through December 2nd. This is the type of show that sticks with you, the type of show that you'll be thinking about days later. Do yourself a favor and see it before it closes. (more...)

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