BWW Review: Stirring Drama FIREFLIES Explodes at OC's South Coast Repertory Photo BWW Review: Stirring Drama FIREFLIES Explodes at OC's South Coast Repertory
by Michael Quintos - Jan 21, 2020

In their continued and laudable feat of presenting diverse voices in theater, Orange County's South Coast Repertory is currently staging another stirring new drama, this time from playwright Donja R. Love entitled FIREFLIES, which continues performances through January 26, 2020 in Costa Mesa under the admirable direction of Lou Bellamy. At times heartbreaking and devastating, but ultimately empowering and (slightly) hopeful for future generations, FIREFLIES is a must-watch drama with searing emotions and real-world importance, highlighted by powerful performances from its two talented leads.

OSF Announces Casting For 2020 Season Photo OSF Announces Casting For 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, which is entering its 85th year, today announced the casts for the 2020 season, featuring some of the most beloved performers from OSF's history alongside newcomers from around the country. OSF is one of the most prominent theatre companies across the nation that have joined the Jubilee, a yearlong nationwide commitment by theatres to feature work generated by those who have traditionally been excluded from or marginalized by the theatre industry. Five Shakespeare plays staged as four productions, alongside two new plays inspired by him, take the Festival's stages in 2020. Two more commissions from OSF's multi-decade commissioning program American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle will also premiere.

West Coast Premiere Of HOW TO CATCH CREATION Opens At OSF Photo West Coast Premiere Of HOW TO CATCH CREATION Opens At OSF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will open How To Catch Creation, helmed by Incoming Artistic Director Nataki Garrett in her OSF directorial debut, on July 27 in the Thomas Theatre. Preview performances are July 23, 25 and 26, and the play runs through Oct. 26, 2019.

OSF Celebrates Juneteenth On June 17 Photo OSF Celebrates Juneteenth On June 17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019

Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host its annual Juneteenth Celebration on Monday, June 17. The day's activities include a variety show on OSF's Courtyard Stage, a play reading and an exhibit. The celebration also continues Wednesday, June 19, at the Ashland Public Library with a book reading and panel discussion.

BWW Review: THE WINTER'S TALE at Goodman Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE WINTER'S TALE at Goodman Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - May 14, 2019

Goodman Theatre's THE WINTER'S TALE is one of the most inventive and playful productions of Shakespeare I've seen.

Photo Flash: First Look At THE WINTER'S TALE At Goodman Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look At THE WINTER'S TALE At Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019

No modern American director is better at making a play's iconic moments pop with fresh irreverence' (Chicago Tribune). Artistic Director Robert Falls reimagines The Winter's Tale-one of William Shakespeare's final and most wildly theatrical works-following his celebrated revivals of Measure for Measure (2013) and King Lear (2006) at Goodman Theatre. 

BWW Feature: Inclusive and Contemporary AS YOU LIKE IT at Guthrie Theater Photo BWW Feature: Inclusive and Contemporary AS YOU LIKE IT at Guthrie Theater
by Karen Bovard - Feb 23, 2019

Director Lavina Jadhwani had a clear intention underlying casting and concept in the Guthrie's current production of AS YOU LIKE IT: to enable audience members from many different heritages and sexualities to see themselves represented on stage. Her intent was fueled, in part, by her own memories of going to theater as a child, and loving it, but never seeing someone who looked like her on stage; she is of South Asian descent. This production is, in Jadhwani's words, meant to be "hereish and nowish" and is informed by a deliberately intersectional feminist lens.

THE WAY THE MOUNTAIN MOVED Opens July 14 Photo THE WAY THE MOUNTAIN MOVED Opens July 14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will open the world premiere of Idris Goodwin's The Way the Mountain Moved, directed by May Adrales, on July 14 in the Thomas Theatre. Preview performances are July 10, 12 and 13, and the play runs through Oct. 28, 2018.

OSF To Celebrate Juneteenth Photo OSF To Celebrate Juneteenth
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host its annual Juneteenth Celebration on Monday, June 18. The day's activities include a variety show, a play reading, a tribute to G. Valmont Thomas and a roundtable discussion. All events are free or pay what you can, though donations will be accepted for the Juneteenth Scholarship Fund and future Juneteenth celebrations.

OSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre Opens June 15-17 Photo OSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre Opens June 15-17
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival invites audiences to enjoy two plays by William Shakespeare-plus one about saving his words and securing his legacy-under the stars when its flagship outdoor theatre opens the weekend of June 15-17, 2018. The Allen Elizabethan Theatre will feature Romeo and Juliet, directed by Damaso Rodriguez; Lauren Gunderson's The Book of Will, directed by Christopher Liam Moore; and Love's Labor's Lost, directed by Amanda Dehnert. Previews begin June 5, and all three shows will run through the weekend of October 12-14.

Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents SHORT SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGH Photo Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents SHORT SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream-a 75-minute abridgment of William Shakespeare's riotous tale of mismatched love among mischievous fairies, young lovers, and an amateur theatrical troupe of local workers.

Chicago Shakespeare SHORT SHAKESPEARE- A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Begins 2/3 Photo Chicago Shakespeare SHORT SHAKESPEARE- A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Begins 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) begins rehearsals for Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream a 75-minute abridgment of William Shakespeare's riotous tale of mismatched love among mischievous fairies, young lovers and an amateur theatrical troupe of local workers. Directed and adapted by Jess McLeod and featuring a power-packed ensemble cast, this production will bring the magic to life for 1,000 students each day in the innovative, new venue The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare during its six-week run. Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream will be performed for the public on Saturdays February 3 March 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

THE WAY THE MOUNTAIN MOVED World Premiere to Headline Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 8 Photo THE WAY THE MOUNTAIN MOVED World Premiere to Headline Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 83rd Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

General ticket sales are underway for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's (OSF) 83rd season, which begins with the first preview on Feb. 16 and continues through Oct. 28. The 2018 season features four plays by William Shakespeare, a re-imagined classic musical, two West Coast premieres, one U.S. premiere and two world premieres as well as a host of events and opportunities to further engage with the onstage works.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents 30th Annual DAEDALUS PROJECT Photo Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents 30th Annual DAEDALUS PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival invites the public to its 30th annual Daedalus Project, a benefit for HIV/AIDS organizations. The 2017 Daedalus Project, themed "On a Wing and a Prayer: Witnessing 30 Years," includes a full day of fund-raising activities on Monday, Aug. 21, culminating in the Daedalus Play Reading of Cabaret and the Daedalus Variety Show, which are both likely to sell out.

OSF's Play on! Project to Present Reading of JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Play on! project, which has commissioned 36 playwrights to translate Shakespeare's plays into contemporary modern English, will present a staged reading of Shishir Kurup's translation of Julius Caesar on Sunday, July 9 at 1:30 pm at the Mountain Avenue Theatre at Ashland High School.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Allen Elizabethan Theatre Opens 6/16-18
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival invites audiences to "be our guest" for a Falstaffian romp through merry old Windsor; a heroic, Homeric journey home to Ithaka; and a revelatory musical journey of self-discovery when its outdoor theatre opens the weekend of June 16-18. The Allen Elizabethan Theatre will feature The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Dawn Monique Williams; The Odyssey, adapted and directed by Mary Zimmerman; and Disney's Beauty and the Beast, directed by Eric Tucker. Previews begin June 6, and all three shows will run through the weekend of October 13-15.

Photo Flash: First Look at August Wilson-Inspired 'UniSon' at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival opens the world premiere of UniSon by OSF ensemble-in-residence UNIVERSES, directed by Robert O'Hara, this Sunday, April 23, in the Angus Bowmer Theatre, for a run through October 28, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 'UniSon'
by Stage Tube - Apr 21, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will present the world premiere of UniSon by OSF ensemble-in-residence UNIVERSES, directed by Robert O'Hara, on April 23 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Preview performances are April 19, 21 and 22; the production will run through October 28, 2017.

'UniSon' to Open This Month at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will present the world premiere of UniSon by OSF ensemble-in-residence UNIVERSES, directed by Robert O'Hara, on April 23 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Preview performances are April 19, 21 and 22; the production will run through October 28, 2017.

BWW Review: Dallas Theater Center Takes Us to Church with THE CHRISTIANS
by Jared West - Feb 5, 2017

What do you believe? How certain are you of those beliefs and how far are you willing to go to fight for them when they are challenged? These questions and many more are at the heart of Dallas Theater Center's new play THE CHRISTIANS, directed by Joel Ferrell and running at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.

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